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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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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    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 05:19 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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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    +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.
    Currently wearing: Brooklyn by Bond No. 9

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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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    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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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    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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    Default Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    Another vote for Encre Noire.

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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 02:43 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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