Noble Cedar by Chopard
What scent reminds you of cutting wood?
There has to be something out that evokes this. Something that is not cloying/overpowering or sweet.
Last edited by akenep; 5th October 2012 at 06:13 AM.
Noble Cedar by Chopard
Hmmm well chopping wood at my home, you get more of the bush smells than you do of the wood you're chopping, so there's much more grass, greenery and smoke (from the fire inside the house) going on than actual woody smells. I've not found a fragrance that smells like this.
Concerning the scent of working with wood, though, I can tell you that Crabtree and Evelyn Sandalwood, and the opening of Creed's Royal Oud both smell fairly true.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Noir De Noir
3. Musc Ravageur
6. Bois D'Argent
7. Dior Homme Intense
8. Tobacco Vanille
9. Ambre 114
10. L'air Du Desert Marocain
Tam dao perhaps
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Tam Dao definitely.
Hm, one of the DSquared2 fragrances has to fall under this category.
Cedre by L'Occitane
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
Chene by Serge Lutens
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Hinoki by Monocle/CDG to me smells like the driest, freshest wood right before you chuck it into the fireplace to me.
I find Wonderwood to be quite sweet.
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Chene by Serge Lutens - One is initially treated to an enveloping aura of freshly planed lumber, at once astringent, somewhat akin to the sour spitup of a baby, and yet, faintly sweet. A fruity booziness of rum as well as a syrupy immortelle, with its herbaceous, sweet hay aspect, swirl about redolent of an oozed sap. Transitioning to the awaiting middle, a rich, smoky cedar rises to usurp the opening wood, while oakmoss imparts its foresty, green bitterness, which is pleasantly offset by delightsome honey. Splashes of lemony thyme flitter about. Segueing to the enriching base, a robust birch bestows its root beer commingling with wintergreen aroma. Beeswax supplies its cured tobacco and sweet hay aspects. And, tonka bean offers its rich spiciness and smokiness. The intermingling of these scents creates a pleasing drydown. This high-quality composition has average projection and very good longevity. This somewhat rustic fragrance definitely leans to the masculine side.
He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood.
Parfumerie Generale; Bois blond. Smells like the heap of freshly cut logs of birch, aspen and pine we have here every early-fall.
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Another vote for Wonderwood.
Another one for Tam Dao.
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Amouage: Lyric Man & Essenza di Colonia Acqua di Parma
Serge Lutens: Fille en Aiguilles & Gris Clair & Fleurs d'Oranger & Tubereuse Criminelle & Sarrasins & Fumerie Turque & A la Nuit
Amber Absolute, Santal 33, Rocky Mountain Wood
Current favorites_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Avignon_____Oud Wood_____Black Tourmaline_____Black Musk_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Musk Ravageur_____Menthe Fraiche_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____Allure Edition Blanche____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent
Chene would be my wood of choice; followed by Italian Cypress, I think.
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Potion EDP reminds me of a woodwork shop on the opening.
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He Wood Ocean Wet Wood
Totem Eclipse by Smell Bent - a cheapie, and without a doubt one of the best green scents I have tried I love it.
Gucci PH 1.
Gucci Pour Homme 1.
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Tumulte Pour Homme
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1. Dior Homme Original
2. Musc Ravaguer
3. Portrait of a Lady
4. Noir de Noir
5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
6. New Haarlem
7. Pure Coffee
8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
9. Rose 31
10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Another vote for Chene.
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I'll second both Tam Dao and Santal 33 and I'll add...
Let Me Play The Lion
Gucci Rush For Men
Juicy Couture Dirty English. The very first thought I had upon smelling this was fresh sawdust.
1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
2. Yatagan - Caron
3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
5. Kouros - YSL
6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
7. Xeryus - Givenchy
8. Bijan for Men
9. Amber pour Homme - Prada
10. London for Men - Burberry
It immediately brings back memories of when I used to work in a dusty woodshop restoring antiques. Gucci Pour Homme has a similar dry down as well. They don't really remind me of cutting wood exactly, but more of the smell of old sawdust and woodchips.
But the fragrance that reminds me most of actually "cutting wood" is by far Dior Fahrenheit. Not cutting wood with an axe, but with a gas-powered chain saw. My Dad used to always go out cutting wood with a chain saw and when he came back inside the freshly cut wood, gasoline, and sweaty musk would all mix together and smell remarkably similar to Fahrenheit. The fist time I smelled Fahrenheit I was convinced my dad used to wear it because it brought back so many memories of him from my childhood. But my mother assures me that he never wore cologne. Now I'm certain it was just the smell of cut wood and gasoline on his skin.
+1 Let Me Play the Lion
Also check out Black Tourmaline - the smell of pine sap, wood, and some wood smoke.
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Another for Hinoki and Chene.
Wild at Heart and Weird on Top
Gucci ph I
Le Boise by Ginestet
CDG Artek Standard
More like pencil shavings: L'Artisan Navegar and Andree Putnam
Kanon Norwegian Wood
Cedre by L'Occitane came immediately to mind when I saw this thread.
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Where can I find a sample of the Hinoki by Monocle/Comme des Garçons. I have looked everywhere.
Last edited by akenep; 7th October 2012 at 05:46 AM.
Ah the smell of Home Depot...I have not found it's equal
^^^^you probably mean "Homme Depot"
Tam Dao in my opinion is just sandalwood, i think Noble Cedar by Chopard and Chene is a superb recommendation
Seems Gucci PH 1 smells much like sawdust. I can't comment but I have started to notice a lot of cedar in Gucci's Envy, so if you are happy with cedar sawdust this could be the one.
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Edit; +2 The Ginestet Le Boise!
Last edited by Foustie; 7th October 2012 at 11:14 AM.
Gucci Pour Homme. (After the oil has blown away from my chainsaw cutting the wood).
Actually DeSquared's Potion is pretty close too.