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    Question Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    First post here and this site totally pwns. I'm looking for recommendations to find a fragrance that's resemblant of Henri Bendel's Firewood candles, which are often described (mostly by women) as the epitome of man, or man in a can. To me the fragrance definitely has some leathery undertones, a velvety smoke, dark, alluring, mysterious, and definitely masculine...perhaps with a bit of cypress. I recently found out about Gucci Pour Homme which sounded interesting on this site, but unfortunately it's discontinued. Right now I'm stuck with my staples Fahrenheit, the L'Occitane line, and trying to break out into some new scents. Any recommendations?

    Also, I should note that I despise ANY citrus notes in a fragrance unless it comes together in a package that is un-citrusy. Winter and fall fragrance smell masculine and seductive and to me, citrus notes just smell like a "sporty" girls perfume in a package inappropriately labelled "homme". "Sporty" fragrances belong with a Nickelback and Hootie and the Blowfish album collection, that is, not to be used outside of instances of absolute self-loathing, self-flagellation and perhaps on a piece of legislation outlawing the ownership or production of them.

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    Alpha by House of Matriarch might work

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    Lalique Encre Noire - Dry vetiver with the smoke upfront woody undertones
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man - Wood/Smoke/Incense (my favorite scent currently)
    Comme des Garcons Wonderwood - Dry Firewood
    Last edited by rynegne; 9th May 2013 at 06:19 PM.

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    +1 to Encre Noir.

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    My favorite woody fragrance is Creed's Spice & Wood (although it has a slightly fruity apple dry down, but the cedar is there start to finish). Others you can try include:

    Hermes Rocabar (incense and wood)
    Porfomum Thundra (forest floor and smoke)
    Slumberhouse Norne (forest fire aftermath)
    Jo Malone 154 (piney)
    Bond No. 9 Brooklyn (piney)

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    Quick replies. Thank you all. Anyone else?

    Looks like I'll be spending an hour or two at a local shop.

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    Depending on your budget - Chanel Sycomore...but if you're on a budget do be sure to check out Encre Noire.

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    +3 on Lalique's Encre Noir.
    +2 on Comme des Garcons' 2 MAN.

    These two might be too sweet, but there's also:

    Diptyque's Volutes
    Michael Kors Michael

    Worth a sniff, anyway.

    EDIT: I forgot about Tauer's Incense Extreme. Yes, there's some incense in there, but to me the biggest smell is a sense of a campfire after the fire's gone out. The actual charred pit. Stuff's not cheap, tho', and not available in a whole lot of places.

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    Speaking of Kors...another one you might want to check out if you only have department stores available to sniff at...is Michael Kors Bang.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveStPaul View Post
    Michael Kors Michael

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    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir

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    Lonestar Memories or Mona di Orio's Cuir? Patchouli 24? I've only smelled these on paper but they are massive, unsubtle smoke up front (in a good way), and the first two have the leather as well. About as far from Hootie and the Blowfish as you can get.

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    Diptyque's Volutes.

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    patchouli 24 and bois d'ascese
    look for these before anything else.

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    Encre Noir added to my add to collection list after looking it up on Basenotes.

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man I've seen as comparable to Gucci Pour Homme, but does it have an angry citrus attack to it when first sprayed? Some people seem to think so, others not at all. I personally have never tried it.

    The rest on the to try list. Thanks again everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    patchouli 24 and bois d'ascese
    look for these before anything else.
    Also these look promising.

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    Amouage Interlude Man. My wife said its what she pictures the inside of a chimney smells like.

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    I don't get the citrus blast at all with 2 Man. I guess I could see how some might see a faint lemon, but only within the incense, not as a note itself. And most definitely not strong or angry. I think the two, GPHI and 2 Man share a brief similarity but that's about it. I find 2 Man much more complex and more smoky, which I enjoy. Either way, give it a try if you get a chance. I don't think you'll find this to be a citrus blast as you would expect from the standard department store citrus/pepper/woods fragrances.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeingAndNothingness View Post
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man I've seen as comparable to Gucci Pour Homme, but does it have an angry citrus attack to it when first sprayed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir
    +1!

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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    With Slumberhouse's Norne, you will smell like the best possible version of a lumberjack... just in case it's unclear, that was a positive recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    patchouli 24 and bois d'ascese
    look for these before anything else.
    exactly what he said! Diptyque has a candle that smells like Henri Bendel's Firewood, it's called Feu de Bois and it exists in room spray.

    Also try the new Comme des garcons BLACK and Olivier Durbano's Black Tourmaline!

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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    on the designer side burberry london is great. also similiar is the dreamer by versace and D&G POUR HOMME.a bit more pricier would be the CDG incense line.

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    Jeke from Slumberhouse!!
    Norne smells more like live trees versus Jeke which smells of firewood.

    Looking for THE femme fatale scent. If you think there is something I should smell please PM me!

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    Another vote for Encre Noire.

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    Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir
    Given your parameters, I don't think you could possibly top this one.
    I'd put Jeke / Norne in at a close second place.
    Last edited by deadidol; 10th May 2013 at 03:43 PM.

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    Jeke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir
    This
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    Default Re: Firewood

    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir
    This would be the one.

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    YEP!!! also Sonoma Scent Studio - Fireside intense
    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir

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    cheap & easily available - Encre Noir / Chanel Sycomore (not really cheap) / Annick Goutal's Myrrhe Ardente

    Expensive / tough to find - Mona di Orio's cuir /// Slumberhouse Norne or Jeke

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    +1 for Tauer's Lonestar Memories. Powerfully masculine campfire and leather combo. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Speaking of Kors...another one you might want to check out if you only have department stores available to sniff at...is Michael Kors Bang.
    It's Marc Jacobs Bang, no? That's not really woody or smoky, it's very pepper prominent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chili_willi View Post
    +1 for Tauer's Lonestar Memories. Powerfully masculine campfire and leather combo. Good stuff.
    Don't forget the 'meat'.

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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    ++'s for
    Encre Noir
    Jeke
    Norne
    ^these are all deep
    2 man (I don't detect a big citrus top. Its more "wearable" than the above.)
    Carbone de Balmain
    I will prolly get haters, but try Aventus. The dried birch comes off as campfire smoke to me.

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    Profumum-Arso!!!

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    Yes, duh. It is Marc Jacobs Bang, I had a brain freeze. And I find Bang surprisingly similar to GPHI after the initial blast of pepper the first hour. Woods are then introduced and it smells quite like GPHI to my nose. This one isn't all pepper, trust me, it's pretty good stuff. The woods are very nice in this one smoothing out the initial blast of pepper. If you haven't tried this one I urge you to. It even gets decent reviews on here.

    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    It's Marc Jacobs Bang, no? That's not really woody or smoky, it's very pepper prominent.

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    Don't forget the 'meat'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    exactly what he said! Diptyque has a candle that smells like Henri Bendel's Firewood, it's called Feu de Bois and it exists in room spray.

    Also try the new Comme des garcons BLACK and Olivier Durbano's Black Tourmaline!
    I was actually going to mention Feu de Bois and I agree with BT. It excites me that you mention cdg Black in the same post with those others.

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    Voice of Reason, by Lush.

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    Not sure of your location but check Sephora they still continue to carry Gucci Pour Homme in some locations.

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    Default Re: Firewood

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDermis View Post
    YEP!!! also Sonoma Scent Studio - Fireside intense
    This is a good one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeingAndNothingness View Post
    Henri Bendel's Firewood candles, which are often described (mostly by women) as the epitome of man, or man in a can.
    Man in a can?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeingAndNothingness View Post
    To me the fragrance definitely has some leathery undertones, a velvety smoke, dark, alluring, mysterious, and definitely masculine...perhaps with a bit of cypress.
    Amouage.
    Epic Man. Epic indeed.
    Interlude Man. Marvelous.
    Memoir Man. Mysterious.
    Really, really great stuff.

    Sombre Negra, by Yosh. If you have the balls to wear it. Big & brooding & you'll never smell anything else quite like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeingAndNothingness View Post
    "Sporty" fragrances belong with a Nickelback and Hootie and the Blowfish album collection, that is, not to be used outside of instances of absolute self-loathing, self-flagellation and perhaps on a piece of legislation outlawing the ownership or production of them.
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    Lutens' Fille en Aiguilles perhaps?

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    I don't get firewood at all from this one. Possibly toward the very end...too much birch tar and incense in this one for me to resemble firewood IMO. I guess maybe, wood in a fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    Comme des garcons BLACK

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I don't get firewood at all from this one. Possibly toward the very end...too much birch tar and incense in this one for me to resemble firewood IMO. I guess maybe, wood in a fire?
    I get a burnt and still smoking log of wood from CDG Black, it's close to black tourmaline but greener I would say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir
    This. Sampling it for the first time on my arm right now. Very reminiscent of burning firewood.

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    Amouage Interlude Man is sensational - but more than one spray and it might last for the week.

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    Black Tourmaline
    Patchouli 24
    Lonestar Memories
    Fumidus

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    I do enjoy the subtle campfire vibe from Sycomore...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post
    I do enjoy the subtle campfire vibe from Sycomore...
    Me too.

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    Terre d'Hermes and Chanel Allure Homme make emulsions après rasage.

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    Michael Kors Michael.

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    In this order

    Chamen's Party
    Mona do Orio Cuir
    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir

    for swap/sale:





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    GPH
    Burning Leaves

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    Comme des Garcons 2 Man - Wood/Smoke/Incense (my favorite scent currently)

    +100 000 on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    Jeke
    I'm about to blind buy jeke . I love interlude man and norne ,do you think it would be a bad idea . Looking for a holy Grail autumn scent, something artistic and beautiful. I usually have good luck on blind buys because I do so much research on the fragrances I blind buy, compared to the fragrances I have . But there isn't much info on this one. well not enough info.

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    ^ Jeke's not a safe blind buy, but it does sound like it'll work given your liking Norne and Interlude. It's a lot of cade oil, so it's very smoky/dirty, but if it's campfire you're after, Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese is pretty much the top of its game. Jeke is more artsy, dark, and ominous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    ^ Jeke's not a safe blind buy, but it does sound like it'll work given your liking Norne and Interlude. It's a lot of cade oil, so it's very smoky/dirty, but if it's campfire you're after, Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese is pretty much the top of its game. Jeke is more artsy, dark, and ominous.
    Thanks so much. Ill spend the 15 dollars at lucky scent . Better to be safe then sorry . Ill check out bois d'ascese for sure.

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    Consider finding a sample of Eau des Iles by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, as it has the citrus-free smokiness you might enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    ^ Jeke's not a safe blind buy, but it does sound like it'll work given your liking Norne and Interlude. It's a lot of cade oil, so it's very smoky/dirty, but if it's campfire you're after, Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese is pretty much the top of its game. Jeke is more artsy, dark, and ominous.
    Honestly its not just a campfire fragrance I'm looking for. I want something that actually smells like smoke . I've sampled things like lonestar memories and it wasn't that smoky to me. Fragrances like sombre negra was little smoky to me. I got like 7 fragrances that most BNs would consider smoky but really are not from my point of view . I want something that literally smells like smoke with some Amber or tobacco in the background. When you say jeke is dirty, you mean dirty like borneo 1834 by serge lutens? Well I ordered sample of jeke and bois d'ascese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by native23 View Post
    Honestly its not just a campfire fragrance I'm looking for. I want something that actually smells like smoke .
    Go straight to Bois d'Ascese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by native23 View Post
    I'm about to blind buy jeke . I love interlude man and norne ,do you think it would be a bad idea . Looking for a holy Grail autumn scent, something artistic and beautiful. I usually have good luck on blind buys because I do so much research on the fragrances I blind buy, compared to the fragrances I have . But there isn't much info on this one. well not enough info.


    Contrary to the above, I think Jeke fits what you're looking for absolutely. Huge smoke, artistic, autumn scent.
    Looking for THE femme fatale scent. If you think there is something I should smell please PM me!

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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    Great recommendations here.

    From what I know I would back up :
    Chaman's party (just this one is all natural and not long lasting, at least on my skin)
    Black tourmaline and also chrystal de Roche (pretty expensive)
    Cdg black
    Jeke and norne
    Encens flamboyant
    The voice of reason (great kind of barbecue ish smoke)
    +
    Mississippi medicine

    Fille en aiguilles is beautiful but more like pine woods than smoke.

    I have to test victory wolf which is supposed to be the fire wood type too.
    Last edited by A forest; 30th November 2013 at 10:37 PM.

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    Gucci Pour Homme.

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