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    Default Suggestion request : woody-spicy fragrance

    Hello everyone !

    Some days ago, I asked for your suggestions about a "sparkling and invigorating" cytrus-green aromatic fragrance. This fragrace would be my main perfume, work and casual use. I received many kind and useful reply by you guys and I'm very glad. Now I'm here to ask you for suggestions about another kind of fragrance.

    As I call the citrus-aromatic-woody fragrance I asked for some days ago " a golden-green" perfume, now I call the fragrance I'm asking you for now "a golden-brown" perfume.
    Actually, I'm interested in a warm, confortable, sweet woody and little spicy-oriental masculine fragrance, for night use: It should be not too lound or oud-like, but someting attractive, breathy, seductive, sexy, warm confortable...Evocative of some exotic location (middle east), but too loud, and it should be, anyway, "breathing".

    So, I wish :

    -nice citrus opening
    -sweet wood dominating
    -some spice
    -some musk
    ----some very sexy aromatic-----
    -maybe some leather
    -maybe some incense


    I dont' want :
    -tobacco (not at all)
    -civet (not at all)
    -gourmand notes (not at all)
    -acquatic notes (not at all)
    -some floral is possible
    -medicine notes : I hate

    I like just a little presence, just a little bit of :
    -amber
    -incense

    I dont like very much, but could be possible :
    -patchouli (mmm...for me too intense)
    -sandalwood (mmm...for me too barbershop)


    To take some example, we should consider the glorious italian style woody-spicy and little fougere fragrances from the '80s, and then, look for someting more modern in this way. I recall :

    -missoni pour homme : discontinued, and it was wonderful. wonderful woods, some spice, and a golden cytrus opening

    -cacharel pour homme : woody-spicy, a bit of leather...very romantic and warm. I find similarities in Penhaligon's Opus, but I don' t like Opus very much

    -Trussardi Uomo : wood-leather: Good

    -Sergio Soldano Man (Black) : great fragrance, sweet woody:good

    -Arrogance pour homme : very nice

    -Arrogance uomo : very nice

    -John Varvatos : nice, not convinced

    -Azzaro pour homme : nice opening and nice woods, but too on the fougere side and too old man

    -Drakkar Noir : too on the fougere side, I don't like it

    -Fahrenheit : I don' t like it

    -hermes bel ami : great woods, but too old style, good for an old gentlemen, not a man in his 30-40

    -Hermes equipage : nice , but too old style as bel ami

    -burberrys for man ( the original one) : very nice !

    -Capucci : very nice but too cheap

    -Davidoff ( the original one) : GREAT !!! Sweet wood and spirkling spices ! SEXY !

    -Zino Davidoff : I don't like it

    -ho Hang Club : I don't like it


    In these years I smelled at :

    -Creed bois de Portugal : very good and powerful, those good woods are really good, but too prominent and I find it a little too old stile, granfather-like

    -YSL M7 : nice, but too medicinal

    -La nuit de l' homme : I don't like it

    -The famous amber fragrances from L' artisan, MGP, Lutence, Reminescence ecc...: too much amber, too sticky. Should be nice a "breathing" amber, very hard to find...

    -body kouros : too gourmand, too offensive, it reminds me axe spray

    -Angel : I hate. disgusting

    - D squared wonderwood ( all the versions) : nothing special, too ordinary

    -Villoresi Piper Nigrum : elegant and important, but not my fragrance

    -Mark Jackobs Bang, and Bang Bang : too peppery

    -Gucci pour homme, Envy, Rush : too much incense

    -I don't like Creed's


    The fragrance I'm looking for Has got to be sexy, warm, a little exotic. Not too much loud, a little sweet in its masculinity. Imagine a stylish dark leather jacket, cool sunglasses, porsche cabrio, in the '80s , but with a more contemporary feeling and new model porsche...

    I hope in your kind suggestions

    Ciao,
    Marco
    Last edited by marco1; 21st March 2013 at 04:19 PM.

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    Wow a tall order, you sure know what you are looking for. Check out Tom Ford Extreme it seems more or less what you are looking for though it may not check every box on your detailed list. Good luck on your search!

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    Maybe Herod by Parfums de Marly

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    You just described L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer. Try it!

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    Carbone De Balmain

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    Default Re: Suggestion request : woody-spicy fragrance

    Maybe LiquidNight by A Lab On Fire?
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Suggestion request : woody-spicy fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Wow a tall order, you sure know what you are looking for. Check out Tom Ford Extreme it seems more or less what you are looking for though it may not check every box on your detailed list. Good luck on your search!
    I was thinking this one as well.

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    I would suggest:

    Cerruti 1881 - nice citrussy bergamot opening and a spicy, woody drydown.



    Estee Lauder Brasil Dreams for Him - very warm woody, dry and spicy - much better than the name/packaging would suggest!



    Oscar for Men - citrus opening and lots of woody / spicy notes - warm and dense.

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    Perhaps Must de Cartier pour Homme, or the spicier L'Essence version. Two other suggestions - Dia Man by Amouage; 1828 by Histoires de Parfums.
    Last edited by Marais; 21st March 2013 at 05:12 PM. Reason: 14 years out

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    mmm...

    I tryed Tauer l' air du desert marocain, and I find it very similar to Vagabondo (gli invisibili series) by Ilde Soliani.
    I don't like them both. Too sticky and sweet candies. Anyway, the fragrance is very evocative, the souk and the carovane...
    Not what I' m looking for.

    I think someting like Davidoff ( 1984 original) , Missoni pour homme ( discontinued), Arrogance..., hopefuly in a more contemporary style

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    You just described L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer. Try it!
    mmm...

    I tryed Tauer l' air du desert marocain, and I find it very similar to Vagabondo (gli invisibili series) by Ilde Soliani.
    I don't like them both. Too sticky and sweet candies. Anyway, the fragrance is very evocative, the souk and the carovane...
    Not what I' m looking for.

    I think someting like Davidoff ( 1984 original) , Missoni pour homme ( discontinued), Arrogance..., hopefuly in a more contemporary style

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    Brasil Dreams is a good call - under the radar hip retro-moderne.

    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete is the first one that sprung to mind for me.

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    Default Re: Suggestion request : woody-spicy fragrance

    Montale Patchouli Leaves... spicy woody green.

    Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage ... elegant lightly spiced woods.

    MPG Parfum d'Habit ... edgy & dark, woods with incense & leather.

    The Malle probably goes best with that new Porche.

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    If you want a cleaned up and smoothed out (more contemporary?) version of the elusive Davidoff (1984) try:

    Vermeil for Men



    Very similar to the original Davidoff but many claim a refined and updated version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Perhaps Must de Cartier pour Homme, or the spicier L'Essence version. Two other suggestions - Dia Man by Amouage; 1828 by Histoires de Parfums.
    Sorry,
    I cant' find any Histoires des parfumes "1842"...maybe anothere date ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco1 View Post
    Sorry,
    I cant' find any Histoires des parfumes "1842"...maybe anothere date ?
    Sorry, chum, I realised my error and altered it to 1828

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    Hmmm... it may not be exactly what you are looking for but you could consider:
    Hermès Elixir des Merveilles

    It is citrus-woody, somewhat sweet and warm.

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    Cartier Declaration & Declaration Essence
    Chanel Egoiste
    Guerlain Heritage

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    Possibly Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee

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    You want Carolina Herrera Chic for men



    and maybe Cerruti Pour Homme


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    This one....

    CORIOLAN ~ Guerlain
    " Only wimps swim with the current "

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    you might wanna try Uomo? Moschino .

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    Frank No. 2 Los Angeles

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    Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi

    Atlantic by Strange Invisible Perfumes


    I don't think these meet your "sexy" requirements but they match just about everything else and they're both really good.

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    What about Rochas Lui. Sounds to me like that hits the nail on the head.

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    Also try Declaration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    What about Rochas Lui. Sounds to me like that hits the nail on the head.
    My thoughts exactly . . . good one.

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    Trumpers Curzon
    -Ben-

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    Also try Declaration.
    It was my signature fragrance in the late '90s

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    +1 Vermeil for men
    Also Woods of Windsor . No leather just spicy woods and citrus. Very refined. Great longevity

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    I would suggest Amouage Honour Man. The notes are Pink Pepper, Black Pepper, Geranium, Elemi, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Tonka Beans, Musk. The dominating scent though is of a citrusy cedar- citrus most likely coming from the lemony aspect of elemi. It may not be as spicy as you want, but worth a try if you like citrusy woods. I personally love it.

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    +1 on Oscar for Men
    +1 Vermeil, although Davidoff Original is far superior

    Consider...Versace L'Homme.

    ...and not to pitch it, but a fantastic Woody Spicy is Carven Homme!

    Cheers,

    ericrico
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    Default Re: Suggestion request : woody-spicy fragrance

    Royal Aoud by Montale hits a lot of what you ask for......

    ups its not sweet

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    I'm still thinking of something that would fit you wishes but if you like spicy then Heeley's Esprit du Tigre is great:


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    You mentioned in your opening post that you've tried all sorts of amber scents but none of them were "breathing". Here is the one which, to me, "breathes" the most: Mona di Orio's Ambre.

    A few suggestions which more or less match your requirements:
    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    CdG - 2 Man
    Evody - Bois Secret
    Guerlain - Bois d'Armenie
    Lubin - Idole (EDT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    You mentioned in your opening post that you've tried all sorts of amber scents but none of them were "breathing". Here is the one which, to me, "breathes" the most: Mona di Orio's Ambre.

    A few suggestions which more or less match your requirements:
    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    CdG - 2 Man
    Evody - Bois Secret
    Guerlain - Bois d'Armenie
    Lubin - Idole (EDT)
    I don't like comme des garcons 2 man : too much incense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luca View Post
    Cartier Declaration & Declaration Essence
    Chanel Egoiste
    Guerlain Heritage
    I don't like Chanel Egoiste. The "platinum" version is better, but not what I'm looking for.
    Heritage, It reminds me L'air du desert marocain...I don't like them, too sticky

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    I thought of this thread again today when I sprayed on Comme des Garçons Dover Street Market. It seems a great candidate for what you're craving: woody, spicy, warm, with only a little incense, no patchouli or tobacco or sandalwood, definitely a touch exotic. It makes me feel like a smart young guy in a gentlemen's library. It's masculine without being fussy about it. A bit underrated on here and worth a try.

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    I thought of this thread again today when I sprayed on Comme des Garçons Dover Street Market. It seems a great candidate for what you're craving: woody, spicy, warm, with only a little incense, no patchouli or tobacco or sandalwood, definitely a touch exotic. It makes me feel like a smart young guy in a gentlemen's library. It's masculine without being fussy about it. A bit underrated on here and worth a try.

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    And what about Escentric Molecules 1 ?

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    It's woody ( cedar ) but I do not detect citrus or spice in it, imo. But it is a very pleasant scent .

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    OK, so a long list of requests with a long list of responses.

    Not sure how much sandalwood these contain but they are ones I've purchased in the last four-five months and they are exactly what I want - woody, not aquatic in any way, some incense in the latter:

    Chanel Egoiste
    Amouage Epic Man

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    Tall order, you may want to try:


    Pascal Morabito- Or Black
    Guerlain- Habit Rouge EDP
    Xerjoff- 1861
    MDCI- Invasion Barbare
    Le Labo- Rose 31
    Lalique- Encre Noire
    Amouage- Memoir Man
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    Prada Amber! A little sweet, clean, slightly spicy in a cinnamon kind of way, but not gourmand... contemporary, not in your face but prominent, attractive and well-received.
    -Ben-

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    Costume National Homme

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    Un Air d'Arabie Amber - Dorin - Spicy, woody amber with little or no sweetness.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    +1 on Oscar for Men
    +1 Vermeil, although Davidoff Original is far superior

    Consider...Versace L'Homme.

    ...and not to pitch it, but a fantastic Woody Spicy is Carven Homme!

    Cheers,

    ericrico
    I will second the Carven Homme.
    I have just purchased a second bottle as it is discontinued.
    A great, virtually unknown classic.
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    Ambre Sultan
    Tobacco Vanille
    Bois Du Portugal
    Patchouly Noir

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    Halston Man Amber
    Polo Double Black
    MAYBE Eau Des Baux
    My top ten, in no particular order:
    Eau Des Baux
    Spicebomb
    Hanae Mori HiM
    Polo
    Halston Man Amber
    Mugler Pure Havane
    24 Gold
    L'eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme
    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    Terre D'Hermes

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    Xerjoff Kobe
    Current Faves:
    Clive Christian X
    Xerjoff Richwood
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather

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    New York by Parfums de Nicolaï

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    +1 guerlain homme L'eau boisee also guerlain homme L'eau
    Declaration Essence, creed spice and wood, balmain monsieur, chanel allure sport cologne.

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