L Occitane - Eau Des Baux
Hello! Very happy to have just joined and looking forward to sharing favorites.
Currently I am using Timbuktu by L'Artisan (notes: green mango, pink pepper berries, cardamom, karo karounde flower, smokey incense of papyrus wood, patchouli, myrrh, vetiver) and Vanille Exquisite by Annick Goutal (notes: vanilla, angelica, almond, benzoin, white musk, sandalwood, gaïac wood)mixed together.
Yet still I am craving a gourmand but deep dark and woody scent for everyday use. Something with a smokey insence and slightly powdery vanilla. Does anyone have any good recommendations that fit the profile? Preferably scents that do not have an amber or orange notes. I appreciate all suggestions.
L Occitane - Eau Des Baux
TOP 5 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Creed Aventus
3. Creed Millesime Imperial
4. Lalique Encre Noire
5. Azzaro Chrome Sport
TOP 5 cold weather:
1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
2. Chanel Coromandel
3. Dior Homme Intense
4. Dior Homme
5. Byredo 1996
I still kinda like Pi if you can consider it in this category.
Full Incense for me.
Diptyque Eau Duelle -- not a powdery vanilla but very much an incense-y, spicy one. Amber is a listed note, but it wears very lightly on me.
Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille -- the vanilla is quite sweet, but it's well-balanced by woods and incense. If you need more incense, I wear this one alongside CdG Avignon.
Le Labo Vanille 44
Amouage Memoir Man
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I thought of Baux as soon as I saw this thread. Very good scent, longevity and projection.
Another for Eau des Baux.
one more for Eau des Baux - cheap, lasts 6+ for me and readily available, i consider this pretty much year round...
+1 Eau Des Bavx
Currently on my Rotation:
1. Cartier D'un Soir
2. Loewe Essencia
3. Bergamotto Marino
4. Herb Alpert Listen
8. Pal Zileri No 18
0. Kenzo Homme
In my swap list: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) BNIB.
I'm looking for Reflection Man or Andy Warhol (silver bottle w/Andy's face)
Eau des Baux? What? That's got more myrtle than anything else, which makes it quite herbal.
I hate to plug a belligerently expensive fragrance, but Poivre 23 is just perfect. It is a sublime vanilla incense wood.
Good suggestions already. It seems you're looking for a non-ambery sweet woodsy oriental - and a few additional good ones with vanilla and incense come to mind:
Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille. These are definitely sweet and contain both vanilla and incense without being ambery (the sweetness is benzoin, a different resin).
You might also want to consider Amouage Lyric Man (rose/incense), L'Artisan Al Oudh (a "dirty" incense with dried fruits and cumin) or Penhaligon's Elixir (woodsy rose and cinnamon).
Last edited by Dane77; 28th February 2013 at 08:23 AM.
eau de baux is fantastic as a spicy, incense vanilla.
If you want more incense and less vanilla then Dyptique 34 Blvd St Germain is a great incense/spice/resinous fragrance. I wear both of these two all of the time (34 BSG yesterday in fact).
Last edited by Virtue&Sin; 28th February 2013 at 04:26 PM.