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    I'm on the same search - glad to see your post! Hinoki is also one of my favorites and most complimented by others (although beware of air travel with it and poor packaging construction - had learned the hard way, which kind of ruined it for me, when it leaked and seemed to permeate all the clothes in the suitcase).
    1. I second Encre Noire, which I guess would be my present signature scent.
    2. Montale's Greyland is another bone dry wood-like one.
    3. Have found Agarwood by Heeley is easier to wear than a lot of heavier Montale's.
    4. And then there's AbdesSalaam Aalacho #2, to check out too (almost a resinous/turpentine-type thing going on for me, which I like - not sure of the sillage, though).
    5. Kind of a wild care, but Durbano's Black Tourmaline is interesting, though maybe more medicinal-like.
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    I know you're not looking for a straight-up incense. But I have to chime in with the absolute driest scent I've worn in a while: Homme Aoud by Micallef. It isn't oud with any amber or vanilla or sweet musk. Dry, dry oud with an equally dry, spare, masculine rose note. Something to note: A friend of mine who adores Vetiver Extraordinaire for its aridity got totally hooked on the Homme Aoud. The first time I wore it around him, he sniffed the air around me like a basset hound. Next he hounded me to tell him what it was and then to obtain a bottle for him. So - it's dry all right.

    Then I have to mention the great, discountinued Tenere by Paco Rabanne. How could this not be dry, given that the very name itself means "desert" in Tamasheq, the language of the Tuaregs. Tenere has a slight harshness that I find actually very pleasant. There's an ash/cinders note to it that reminds one of Czech & Speake's No.88, but there is not a sliver of that frag's Goth-ness in Tenere. Check the discounters - there are often tester bottles going for an ok price.

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    I get very dry notes from:

    Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet
    Versace l'Homme
    Dior Escale a Portofino
    Currently wearing: Open by Roger & Gallet

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    +1 to many on here, including Gucci pour Homme I, Sycomore, Encre Noire, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Dark Aoud, Sombre Negra, Yatagan, Bois d'Orage/French Lover.

    I would add Tom Ford Italian Cypress as well as Amouage Memoir Man.

    I might also suggest L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe and Nasomatto Absinth. I don't find them particularly dry, but they are certainly green, herbal and woody.

    Are you also interested in non-green dry scents? For instance, Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose is an incredibly dry rose and patchouli frag with cedar and incense.
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    If you want straight up wood without the incense, may want to sample Wood Haven from Kerosene. I have tested it. Although I found it to be fleeting after 5-6 hours, found it to be an incredibly dry wood fragrance. I will describe it as a Winter Wood, not a rainforest wet, moldy wood.

    It reminded me of the days I used to go up to the Pocono Mountains during the winter.

    Notes: Bergamot, Tangy Grapefruit, Lemon, Black Pepper, Pink Peppercorns, Juniper Leaf, Ginger Root, Vetiver, Cedar and Gaiac Wood

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    My main thing is dry green/herbal/wood (usually incl citrus too) scents, so here's a bunch from my wardrobe. Not a big fan of incense so don't expect much here.

    Amber & Lavender - Jo Malone
    Baryshnikov Sport
    Boss Sport
    Byblos Uomo
    Citrus & Wood
    - Yardley
    Cuba Red
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Feuilles de Tabac
    - Miller Harris
    Gengis Khan - Morandiere
    Grain de Plaisir - MPG
    Halston Z-14
    Harrods Oud / HLSE
    - Bond No 9
    Infusion - Bombay Sapphire
    Equus - Lalique
    Land - Lacoste
    Lomani pH
    Maestro
    - Simon Chang
    Men Pure-formance - Aveda
    Mister - Jasper Conran
    Monsieur Leonard
    Phileas
    - Ricci
    Sud Est - Gigli
    Trefle Pur - Atelier
    Trophee - Lancome
    Tsar - VC&F
    Ungaro I
    Vetiver
    - Etro
    Vetiver Dry - Carven
    Visit - Azzaro
    Xeryus - Givenchy
    Yatagan - Caron
    Ikon - Zirh

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    This is a good call expecially if you like no-compromise kind of fragrances. A few more you might want to check out...

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    Thanks! Knowing your love of CdG I was hoping you'd have some suggestions. I am interested in non-compromise, bone-dry fragrances.

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post

    Are you also interested in non-green dry scents? For instance, Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose is an incredibly dry rose and patchouli frag with cedar and incense.
    Definitely. I find the idea of a dry rose intriguing. I'm still very much a newb, so I've never encountered a dry floral. I've tried and love the lush green/rose scent that is L'Ombre dans L'Eau, so I'd love to sample the opposite, dry end of that spectrum.

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    My main thing is dry green/herbal/wood (usually incl citrus too) scents, so here's a bunch from my wardrobe. Not a big fan of incense so don't expect much here.
    Thanks! I followed your thread where you were looking for dry, green animalic scents. It was a great read. thanks for sharing some of your discoveries here. While I love incense, I'm looking more for no-compromise bone dry woody and herbal scents.

    And thanks to everyone else I haven't quoted/mentioned by name. You've given me a great range of scents I would never have even thought to look at, ranging from good cheap scents through to hard to obtain niche. This is going to take me a while to try and get round to sampling them all.

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    Dirty English
    Tommy Bahama

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    For something dry I would fallback on one of my favorites, Guerlain Vetiver Extreme. Extreme has better longevity and projection. It starts out sharp and citrusy and moves into a woody earth note of vetiver. You can find it on Amazon easily for around $50-$60.
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    Ambre Sultan
    Encre Noire
    Dirty English
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    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    French Lover is what you need.
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    I'm surprised no one has suggested CDG Wonderwood...it's quite dry to my nose, and being that you like 2 Man and Hinoki, I would think that Wonderwood would be a good one for you. Have you tried it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I'm surprised no one has suggested CDG Wonderwood...it's quite dry to my nose, and being that you like 2 Man and Hinoki, I would think that Wonderwood would be a good one for you. Have you tried it?
    I've tried it and find it strangely sweet. I get a gourmandy vibe (the nutmeg makes me think of pie or custard tarts...) and something fecal or barnyardy (the oud accord?) which creates a fascinating tension/contradiction that I don't mind smelling on paper, but drives me mad when I try to wear it. I will revisit again in the future to see if my nose stops focusing on these two points.

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    Try:

    Granville by Christian Dior - One is initially treated to a zesty, citric accord. Tangy lemon and orangey mandarin interplay with pungent, savory thyme. This burst of briskness transitions to the heart. Here, the invigorating opening is enveloped by camphoraceous rosemary, with its green, menthol aspect. And, a chaparral, some might say garrigue, aura, with its motley assemblage of sagebrush, cypress, juniper and sage, infuses its pungently aromatic and slightly foul, skunk-like aspect. A whisper of resinous pine flutters about. Segueing to the enhancing base, lively black pepper, with its tingling, woody spiciness, commingles with a smooth sandalwood and a dank, earthy, oakmoss. A stock drydown ensues. It definitely leans to the masculine side, and has average projection and longevity.

    You might enjoy it; however, I found the composition stale.

    Moreover, relative to French Lover/Bois d'Orage by Frederic Malle, albeit a high-quality composition, at its price point one would expect something extraordinary, which it is not. It merely joins others in its genre, and is pedestrian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    Sycomore is the best vetiver I own, but I think the driest is the mighty Encre Noire.
    +1 for Encre Noire-- dry, earthy, woody

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    - Encre Noire +1 for a dry woody vetiver

    To add: two very dry woody fragrances:

    - Roger & Gallet: Open (woody aromatic)
    - Jil sander for man (1998) (woody spicy)
    My Top '11' of main current rotation in no particular order:

    - Polo Blue Gold Blend edp
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - TF: Ombré Leather
    - Fragrances of Ireland: Patrick
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - Mancera: Aoud Vanille
    - Al Haramain: Excellent
    - SA: Shaghaf Oud Abyad
    - SA: Al Basel
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)

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    You might check out some Slumberhouse scents as well (although I haven't) - Norne or Vikt, among a few others. Sounds like it could be the resinous/coniferous thing you were interested in (though don't know their dryness level). Let us know what you find!
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    Stumbled upon another thread that that might be worth exploring for you with O'Driù.
    O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions):
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/289699-O-Driù-brings-Niche-back-to-its-place-(Olfactive-Obsessions)
    Not quite sure of their dryness, but some may work. Unfortunately, mucho $$$$.
    One member described LINFEDELE 1003: "To me, the heart of this fragrance is camphoraceous, piney, minty, herbal with a cold character." Sounds quite interesting to me! Since I'm on the same search, please check back on 'the dry one' and let us know what you discover - will stay tuned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonxyzz View Post
    One member described LINFEDELE 1003: "To me, the heart of this fragrance is camphoraceous, piney, minty, herbal with a cold character." Sounds quite interesting to me!
    My favorite of the line.

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    Halston Z-14. Dry, woody and cheap to boot.
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    Azzaro pour Homme
    Polo
    Grey Flannel
    Pino Silvestre
    G11 (Il Profumo)
    Or Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Halston Z-14. Dry, woody and cheap to boot.
    Vintage pre-2011 (with oakmoss listed on the box) only on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonxyzz View Post
    You might check out some Slumberhouse scents as well (although I haven't) - Norne or Vikt, among a few others. Sounds like it could be the resinous/coniferous thing you were interested in (though don't know their dryness level). Let us know what you find!
    http://slumberhou.se/

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    One member described LINFEDELE 1003: "To me, the heart of this fragrance is camphoraceous, piney, minty, herbal with a cold character." Sounds quite interesting to me!
    Thanks! I don't know about how dry it is, but I have a sample of Norne on the way. I may have to sample the whole line.
    The O'Driù sounds fascinating, but I tried to avoid reading that thread too closely once I saw the prices of some of them.

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    Serge Noire by Serge Lutens
    Dzongkha by L'Artisan Parfumeurs
    Chilum by La Via del Profumo

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    Or Black!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Or Black!
    Oooh, not the direction I was looking in, but now that I've checked out the description I want to try it.

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    Another one for French Lover

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Try:

    Granville by Christian Dior
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