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    Red face King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Oakmoss is an interesting ingredient that use regularly in the 80s.

    There are a lot oakmoss based fragrance, but which one do you consider the best rendering of oakmoss ?

    I have not tried the classic Chanel PM, but from what I own, New York by Parfums de Nicolai is amazing, really classy, it is not too potent & not too calm.
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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Mitsouko by Guerlain, vintage extrait of course.
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    Trumpers Eucris and Murdocks Fougere have a good dose of oakmoss that can be smelled without having to track down old vintage frags.

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Some that I own are AdP Colonia Essenza and Aventus. I also have Azzaro PH. All of them have a nice play on oakmoss, but it's too close to call for me between the AdP and Aventus.

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    Trumpers Eucris..
    Gah, beat me to it

    Easily the best oakmoss frag I own - I find that the heartnotes of Aventus are quite similar to Eucris (the blackcurrant and oakmoss combo).
    Although I find Eucris to be more linear (and less long-lasting) than Aventus, who really cares when it has such a fantastic accord for the majority of its (still very good) longevity?

    I like my Aventus, but I love my Eucris.

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Another for Eucris. Love that juice.

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Just a guess - Teasing by Melfleurs

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    Ghiadilev & N`Aimez Que Moi (extract) but in the dry down.
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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Mitsouko by Guerlain, vintage extrait of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y
    P-o-s-i-t-i-v-e-l-y

    Adding also C&S Oxford and Cambridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    Gah, beat me to it

    Easily the best oakmoss frag I own - I find that the heartnotes of Aventus are quite similar to Eucris (the blackcurrant and oakmoss combo).
    Although I find Eucris to be more linear (and less long-lasting) than Aventus, who really cares when it has such a fantastic accord for the majority of its (still very good) longevity?

    I like my Aventus, but I love my Eucris.
    Was hoping to try this out in London soon, so I may try and go this weekend. I love my Trumper's products. When I started wet shaving, I was using their stuff more or less exclusively.

    The Eucris is definitely on my list and that includes the new(ish) shaving soap!!

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Haven't tried that many, BUT;

    Czech & Speake - Oxford & Cambridge

    Is very good!


    Edited- And I just put it on now, and smells fantastic. The lavender has a nice vibe to it.
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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Another vote for vintage Mitsouko. It's reference quality imo.

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Eucris's moss is very strong, green-rotten, I'd say. Vintage Mitsouko is smooth and rich. And of course vintage Chypre has the thing in full view.

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    I have never smelled Eucris, I had no idea it was so oakmoss prominent.
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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    only a question: when vintage Mitsouko is "vintage"? it exists since 1920..... until when, we can call "vintage Mitsouko"?

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Another vote for vintage Mitsouko. It's reference quality imo.
    I agree. It is of reference quality!
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    Borrowing from Providence Perfume Co.:

    "An Ode to Oakmoss...

    Hello you sticky brown thing! You lichen you! How have you been? I'm sorry I ignored you all summer. You just weren't what I was looking for. My fingers rummaged through bottles and bottles of botanicals searching for just the right ingredients to make light summery perfumes: sparkling citruses, bold florals, green cool herbals and you were not desired. You were pushed to the back with your estranged sibling angelica. You were too deep and mossy and dark. But now, with the temperature falling along with multicolored leaves, you are just right."

    I think the context here is unique and revealing...from a perfumer's nose and mind. However, I believe that Oakmoss is not seasonal, as someone who loves Oakmoss both as a note and as a fixative. Two cases in point I would like to mention are YSL Pour Homme and Eau Sauvage. Vintage bottles have wonderful, deep aromatic citrus compositions with herbs, spices, wood, vetiver and light florals - brilliance in both, but of course, each a very unique and historical fragrance. However, (and I would rather actually expound upon each separately, but for the sake of focusing on Oakmoss as a key missing note in current formulations of both) they are remarkably different today. The latest version of YSL Pour Homme no longer even has Oakmoss as a listed ingredient. I have recent juice from about 7 years ago of YSL Pour Homme - it was reformulated and still a very light touch of moss, but vetiver is the key base note...along with sandalwood, cedar, patchouli and a nice musk (that isn't totally clean). Eau Sauvage (from a reformulated bottle of a few years ago) was able to keep the freshness and wonderful hedione with the sparkling citrus and nice sharp herbs...and the base kept a light note of the maximum .1% of Oakmoss, had some nice damp tree moss, but is definitely shorter lived. The vetiver, sandalwood, light musk, green patchouli and amber do not last much. What was once a deep and gorgeous scent has been reformulated to a light Eau de Cologne strength bottle. I do not get great longevity with Vintage Eau Sauvage - but the depth of scent is so noticeably lighter. I do not judge brilliant and timeless compositions based on longevity typically, however...here, the missing fixative quality of Oakmoss both shortened the time you had with it and also the gorgeous richness that it used to offer. I will still wear Eau Sauvage and even layer current formulation with some precious Vintage...for, I refuse to let the memory go. Today, those of us who loves these scents seek out Vintage bottles for a reason.

    'Twas the magical ingredient for so many decades of scent...opening noses of world to Guerlain's creation - Mitsouko. The aromatic fougeres were born with the fern in mind (for freshness) - but the damp Oakmoss was essential for the depth and fixative quality. Chypres cannot exist without moss, either. Scent, as a whole, will never be the same without it. And, the fact that IFRA banned Tree Moss as well effective 1/1/13...well, maybe the Mayans were right after all.

    I have too many favorites to list, but wanted to mention the noticeable difference (for those of us who know, it is rhetorical) between two wonderful masculine aromatic citruses that have been forever altered. And, from a scent lover's perspective (mine) - how it differs from a perfumer's perspective. Oakmoss is a key ingredient in scents year-round, not just fall & winter...

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    too many to list lol

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    I don't know if I'd say it's dominated by oakmoss, but Grey Flannel is probably my favorite use of oakmoss, ever.
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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Hi boys. Interesting thread. I have been thinking about Oakmoss recently too. I decided on Oxford and Cambridge to wear today. I think that the Original Paco Rabanne is good on oakmoss. We have a really old bottle in the house, must dig it out.

    As far as I understand the original Paloma Picasso (for women) has a good oakmoss note too. Now I want to smell some actual oakmoss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I don't know if I'd say it's dominated by oakmoss, but Grey Flannel is probably my favorite use of oakmoss, ever.
    Great call! It certainly adds a lot of depth and character to the scent.

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    Hello Foustie -

    In the realm of Aromatic Fougeres, Vintage Paco Rabanne offers a wonderful base that includes brilliant Oakmoss. However, my love for it (as I consider it my favorite masculine creation of all time)...is based upon the entire composition and the entirety of its rich base notes. Paco Rabanne displays excellent use of coumarin (Tonka bean), Amber, a warm Musk, Cistus, Lentisk, and a gorgeous Honeyed Tobacco note (not honey as a note itself).

    But, without a second thought...yes, the Oakmoss in Paco Rabanne (as well as so many Aromatic Fougeres going back the original, Fougere Royale by Houbigant) is both essential and what makes the Vintage bottles so wonderful, still today.

    By the way, you can get Oakmoss essential oil - here is one of very good quality (I am not the seller or anyway affiliated, by the way), but just trying to help point you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Hi boys. Interesting thread. I have been thinking about Oakmoss recently too. I decided on Oxford and Cambridge to wear today. I think that the Original Paco Rabanne is good on oakmoss. We have a really old bottle in the house, must dig it out.

    As far as I understand the original Paloma Picasso (for women) has a good oakmoss note too. Now I want to smell some actual oakmoss!
    - - - Updated - - -

    I fully concur - but only in Vintage Grey Flannel cologne. I found a bottle (labeled as "Cologne") in the fall...it wears so incredibly well. The violet, oakmoss and citrus come together with a feeling of naturalness - very organic texture. One could also roll in fresh-cut grass with morning dew on it to get this desired effect as well - while holding fresh-picked violets and squeezing lemon and bergamot onto their skin. ;-)

    Cheers,

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    Great call! It certainly adds a lot of depth and character to the scent.
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    Wow, this is an old thread that has been dug up... Since I never answered originally, I will do so now... Vintage Captain Molyneux is the easy answer for me. That stuff aside from smelling incredible is just oozing soapy Oakmoss that is dominant from the second you spray or dab it on.
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    Armani Eau pour homme - has a fantastic mossy note
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    Aramis by Aramis. Lots of oakmoss in it.

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    Gucci Nobile is my pick.

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    Roja Dove- Diaghilev Extrait
    Guerlain- Mitsouko Extrait
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    Some of my favorites.

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    Esencia Loewe.

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    Fantastic picks. I'll add vintage Versace l'homme. Of those less known - Myth by Dzintars, a masterpiece from the 80s

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    Also adding two rich, deep green fragrances to the list, preferably in their vintage formulation: Davidoff Relax and Loewe para Hombre

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    My collection consists of products produced starting around 2009 and later. So while I do have some oakmoss classics, like Pour Monsieur and Eau Sauvage, my versions are far from vintage and the note clearly lacks the depth and strength that I imagine it once had.

    However, one fragrance I have that is an absolute oakmoss beast in its current form is Lauder for Men. In today's regulatory environment, I'd like to know how they pull it off.
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    Patou Pour Homme........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Esencia Loewe.

    This
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    Maai - Bogue Profumo
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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Very interesting thread here and im really glad someone dug it up. My vote goes to Quorum, vintage of course.

    Im still trying to wrap my head around someone saying that Aventus is an oakmoss king. How?

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    Esencia Loewe.
    Yes, and in its older brother, Loewe pour Homme, I can pick it up even better. The current version still lists it: Evernia Prunastri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Wow, this is an old thread that has been dug up... Since I never answered originally, I will do so now... Vintage Captain Molyneux is the easy answer for me. That stuff aside from smelling incredible is just oozing soapy Oakmoss that is dominant from the second you spray or dab it on.
    Gotta agree - I own a lot of vintages laden with oakmoss, but Molyneux Captain is the captain of team oakmoss. My Captain's box itself smells of strong oakmoss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Eucris's moss is very strong, green-rotten, I'd say. Vintage Mitsouko is smooth and rich. And of course vintage Chypre has the thing in full view.

    cacio
    Can anyone comment on the current version of Eucris & if it's still an oakmoss bomb as many suggest???

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    I add here BOUCHERON Pour Homme , ARAMIS Tuscany and even the wonderful FRANCESCO SMALTO PH.

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    Default Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    R de Capucci comes to mind. Mitsouko, yes, definitely!

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    I second Trumper's Eucris and Roja's Diaghilev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Trumpers Eucris and Murdocks Fougere have a good dose of oakmoss that can be smelled without having to track down old vintage frags.

    Agree on Trumper's Eucris

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    Hello Foustie -

    In the realm of Aromatic Fougeres, Vintage Paco Rabanne offers a wonderful base that includes brilliant Oakmoss. However, my love for it (as I consider it my favorite masculine creation of all time)...is based upon the entire composition and the entirety of its rich base notes. Paco Rabanne displays excellent use of coumarin (Tonka bean), Amber, a warm Musk, Cistus, Lentisk, and a gorgeous Honeyed Tobacco note (not honey as a note itself).

    But, without a second thought...yes, the Oakmoss in Paco Rabanne (as well as so many Aromatic Fougeres going back the original, Fougere Royale by Houbigant) is both essential and what makes the Vintage bottles so wonderful, still today.

    By the way, you can get Oakmoss essential oil - here is one of very good quality (I am not the seller or anyway affiliated, by the way), but just trying to help point you in the right direction.
    Hi ericrico. I didn't see this response till today!! The notification couldn't have been working, or something. Anyway, thank you so much for your response. Being inspired by your response I dug out our old bottle of Paco Rabanne today. It's from the nineties, possibly earlier, and can I tell you this, it is absolutely gorgeous!! I remember PR. It was very popular at one time, very common actually, every guy got it for Christmas kind of thing, but my oh my oh my..... I don't know whether I appreciate it more now, or whether it stands out because it is such a classic, or whether it just smells better than much of what is around now, but really, I found it to be really, really lovely. I read a comment somewhere, a man had written that the best thing about Paco Rabanne is that your wife, girlfriend, sister will never wear it, because it is masculine through and through. Well, sorry......... but I was wafting round my house reeking of it this morning and I'm going to do the same tomorrow. It is, undoubtedly, resolutely masculine, but when something smells this good, it just has to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    I don't know whether I appreciate it more now, or whether it stands out because it is such a classic, or whether it just smells better than much of what is around now, but really, I found it to be really, really lovely.
    I have to agree with u on this - the more I take a spray of a random vintage, the more I think as to why I don't use these more regularly...(alas, finding vtg's is too difficult, so no choice but just sample from time to time, except the few I own enough back up's off).

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    Tiffany for men (Vintage)
    This. Even the current sold stuff has a hefty moss punch.

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