Perhaps Gaiac by Micallef
Thread: Gaiac 10
What niche perfumes are similar to Gaiac 10?
When I smelled 450 by Farmacia Santissima Annunziata in the store, the drydown somehow reminded me of Gaiac. However, I do not own either, so it could have been just my fantasy.
Gaiac 10 smells like Gaiac 10 and nothing else. It is a fragrance that has no top notes and possibly no heart notes either. It is all very sublime base note of gaiac wood which is atmospheric, slightly smokey, and a mix of fuzzy musks. Several musks have a soft non focused quality in the base. Normally gaiac is used as a background note to add depth to other more prominent wood notes in the base. It is a strange fragrance but does somehow fit the idea of Tokyo where it is a limited edition. I was disappointed with it. The bottle smelled like it was about a third lighter in intensity than the sample I got. I complained to LeLabo about it, but they were in total denial about the possibility that these two could be different even though I have them both in hand. Anyway. I don't recommend it. Don't know what might be similar either.