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    Default The perfect Insence/Woody/Vanilla parfume ?

    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.

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    L Occitane - Eau Des Baux
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    I still kinda like Pi if you can consider it in this category.

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    Default Re: The perfect Insence/Woody/Vanilla parfume ?

    Full Incense for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
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    Default Re: The perfect Insence/Woody/Vanilla parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Full Incense
    I wholeheartedly agree.

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    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.

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    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeK View Post
    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.
    I disagree...I find Eau Duelle quite powdery...I owned it for a day and returned it because of the powder...but then again I do have a low tolerance for powder so maybe I'm over sensitive. It is a great scent and I wanted to love it, but the powder got me, so I think it would be a good frag to recommend if your looking for some powder. Man, how many times did I say powder in this paragraph.

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    Le Labo Vanille 44

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    I thought of Baux as soon as I saw this thread. Very good scent, longevity and projection.

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    Another for Eau des Baux.

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    one more for Eau des Baux - cheap, lasts 6+ for me and readily available, i consider this pretty much year round...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeK View Post
    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.
    This was the 1st one that came to mind when I read the title.

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    +1 Eau Des Bavx
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    L Occitane - Eau Des Baux
    Your Title is just about exactly how I would describe this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staticx View Post
    +1 Eau Des Bavx
    Yeah, + however many it is at this point. This is obviously the current champ with this description. I'd also suggest people check out Memoirs of a Trespasser from Imaginary Authors. It doesn't have the incense vibe, but it it's got the woody/vanilla thing in spades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awésome View Post
    I thought of Baux as soon as I saw this thread. Very good scent, longevity and projection.
    Me too. And the price is hard to beat.
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    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.

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    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).
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    Default Re: The perfect Insence/Woody/Vanilla parfume ?

    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sroreilly View Post
    Your Title is just about exactly how I would describe this one.
    Another for EDB-L'o.
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