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    Default Smoked Shalimar...

    ...would you buy it?

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    Default Re: Smoked Shalimar...

    I don't think so. Why add a smoky note to a masterpiece and ruin it?
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    Many people would say that Shalimar already has plenty of smoke. That said, a dark, smoky oriental sounds interesting ...

    cacio

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    Only if the composition was well balanced. I only really LOVE Shalimar in its vintage extrait form, but there it is an unrivalled masterful blend of balsamic, smoky, animalic notes.

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    I probably shouldn't be allowed on Basenotes when I'm drunk, I seem to have some odd notions regarding what constitutes a meaningful thread, and a meaningful fragrance for that matter! That said, I am interested in discovering fragrances with pronounced smokey notes and I'm interested in any suggestions.

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    Funnily enough, you made more sense when drunk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    Funnily enough, you made more sense when drunk...
    Ha, I'm blaming the hangover this time!

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    Default Re: Smoked Shalimar...

    For smoke, I'm thinking Tauer Lonestar memories or Le Labo Patchouli: campfire smoe (or chemical factory explosion). The Tauer then has a more spicy base, while the Le Labo is woodier.

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    Default Re: Smoked Shalimar...

    So, you are looking for a fragrance that smells like Shalimar with a more pronounced opoponax/incense element? Please clarify.

    Meantime, please check Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    So, you are looking for a fragrance that smells like Shalimar with a more pronounced opoponax/incense element? Please clarify.

    Meantime, please check Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax.
    There's not much to clarify, as I explained In was drunk and wondering what a smokier Shalimar would be like. That said, I am looking for frags in general that are built around smoky notes. Thanks for your suggestion, I shall endeavour to check it out. Same goes for Cacio, I'm liking the idea of a wood smoke accord.

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    Default Re: Smoked Shalimar...

    Try Comme des Garcons Incense Series: Avignon. Zagorsk, Ourzazate, all five of them.

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    Default Re: Smoked Shalimar...

    Caron Infini has a definite burning something note. And I second the Lonestar Memories rec.

    About Shalimar, my best friend in high school wore it, and she was also a heavy smoker. For some reason, the combination of smells really worked on her, and I loved the way she smelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    About Shalimar, my best friend in high school wore it, and she was also a heavy smoker. For some reason, the combination of smells really worked on her, and I loved the way she smelled.
    This sounds amazing. It's so sad that the smell of a heavy smoking woman wearing vintage Shalimar is one that has essentially become extinct. We commiserate about reformulations of this or that - this is a truly "discontinued" masterpiece. Don't get me wrong - I don't encourage smoking at all. I think smoking is horrible - for what it does to a person's body. But I have to admit that aesthetically speaking it's beautiful.

    It sounds like I need a sample of Jasmin et Cigarette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    This sounds amazing. It's so sad that the smell of a heavy smoking woman wearing vintage Shalimar is one that has essentially become extinct. We commiserate about reformulations of this or that - this is a truly "discontinued" masterpiece. Don't get me wrong - I don't encourage smoking at all. I think smoking is horrible - for what it does to a person's body. But I have to admit that aesthetically speaking it's beautiful.

    It sounds like I need a sample of Jasmin et Cigarette.
    I agree, actually. Should mention, though, that the cigarette in Jasmin et Cigarette smells unlit - not smoky. Still, try it!

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    Default Re: Smoked Shalimar...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    I agree, actually. Should mention, though, that the cigarette in Jasmin et Cigarette smells unlit - not smoky. Still, try it!
    I read the reviews after typing that and then realized it's probably not at all what I had in mind. I thought I remembered LT's review of this suggesting it was much more smoky.
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    I'll be in possession of a sample of Jasmine et Cigarette just after Christmas along with 24 other ELDO frags - rather looking forward to that! Thanks for all the smoky suggestions too, some new additions to my 'To Test' list there!

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    Default Re: Smoked Shalimar...

    Try 2 Man by Comme des Garcons and Essence of John Galliano by Diptyque.

    Also, if you can, get a hold of some vintage Shalimar extrait - it's extremely smoky, almost smelling sort of like gasoline when you apply it that sort of burns off into sweet vanilla smoke. Magical stuff.
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