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    Default The smell of dry Forest/ Pines

    I live in CA and can't seem to figure out where the sweet smelling dry scent is coming from when I walk into the forest, usually the Sierra Nevadas and the foothills. I'm thinking it must be the trees because I smell the same thing as well just walking by Fir trees in the city while jogging. I recognize some of the trees that make up the Sierra Nevada forest, usually white fir, sugar pine and some smaller pine I can't identfy that grows not as big and the trunk a bit wavy with lots of pine cones that litter the floor. I have no idea if it's the resin, bark, pine cone, needles, oil, etc. like I said, I smell the same thing in the city when jogging past fir planted trails. It's usually dry here in CA so it's not that damp forest/ fresh rain mossy & lichen smell. Sorry for the abundant of details but this smell have been haunting me my entire outdoors life so I registered asking for your guy's help and if there's any cologne that capture the scent, thanks.
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    Lubin Itasca - A fresh piney vetiver fragrance with woods and fruits mixed together in perfect harmony.
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

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    Thanks, but I've never bought a cologne for $100+. Any idea how I can get a demo, scent card, etc?

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    French Lover sounds like it might be up your alley for that dry coniferous forest smell.

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    Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles has that pine note that brings me back to those freshly cut Christmas trees. One of Uncle Serge's best. Usually can get a decent deal for 1.7oz for 70's or 80's ish.

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    Norne from Slumberhouse - smell it once & you might think you are lying on the forest ground filled with pine trees - amazing...
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    You can get samples from a online store called Luckyscent: http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...in/Itasca.html
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    Thank you so much everyone

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    1881 Men Cerruti for men

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    Yeah definitely try Norne and FIlle en Aiguilles
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    Possible additional suggestions: Knize Forest, Loewe para Hombre, Davidoff Relax.

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    Default Re: The smell of dry Forest/ Pines

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Lubin Itasca - A fresh piney vetiver fragrance with woods and fruits mixed together in perfect harmony.
    I really like Itasca, a masculine forest scent, I would say. But alas, it is very short lived on my skin, about two hours only. If it was longer lasting, I would surely get a full bottle.

    I love SL's Fille en Aiguilles and this will be my recommendation.
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    A cheapie with a pine vibe is Ted Lapidus Pour Lui.
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    You might want to get something like the following sampler packs to see what you really like. Each interpretation will have it's own character.

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products...ARSAMPLER.aspx
    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products...niperpine.aspx

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    Personally, I think Arquiste Anima Dulcis has some of the characteristics you mention.

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    Zagorsk by CDG deinately
    1.7 oz for 80 bucks

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    +1 for FIlle en Aiguilles, it really reminds me of X'mas and pine forest in winter.

    Itasca, it is perfect, but the down side is it is really short live on me.
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    Default Re: The smell of dry Forest/ Pines

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I really recommend Juniper Ridge for people who want authentic American forest aromas. I personally prefer stuff that is more "perfumey", but there are lots of people with sophisticated noses who are very impressed with Juniper Ridge. I have Siskiyou and think it's absolutely unique. It smells like you literally grabbed every scented bit of vegetation in the forest and held it to your face. I don't think I've ever smelled something so natural. Shockingly natural.

    They have a sample kit - 6 mL for $20. That's worth trying, IMO. It's all 4 of their fragrances, 1.5 mL each. 6 mL lasts me a long time, unless I really love something and start going hog wild.

    http://juniperridge.com/products/bac...gne-sample-kit

    My personal favorite "piney" / coniferous perfumes (much more perfumey) are probably Dior's Eau Sauvage Parfum and L'Artisan Parfumeur's Fou d'Absinthe. You can sample the first one at Sephora - at least until recently. Not sure if it's still out on the shelves. And you can get samples of the second from LuckyScent.
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    Under 100 will get you :
    Serge Lutens Fille en aigelles

    Under $30 ( but still good )
    Pino Silvestere

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    Another superb house to try is Sonoma Scent Studio - Forest Walk and Winter Woods could very well be what you're after (and the tobacco and incense scents are well worth trying while you're at it).
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    Try
    Eloge du Traitre by ELDO.

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    Juniper Ridge's Inyo Cabin Spray...hands down. I don't know what happened to all of my previous posts, but I asked a very similar question not too long ago. I was looking for that "dusty California smell". Inyo is that, very literally.



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    Default Re: The smell of dry Forest/ Pines

    Juniper Ridge's Inyo cabin spray...hands down. It's the smell of the eastern Sierras. I posted a very similar question a few months back also seeking the "dusty California smell". Inyo is that very literally.
    I think I got a bottle for $65.


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    And +1 for Fille en Aiguilles. That's more like a really well crafted "sophisticated" fragrance that implies the scent you're referring to, while the Juniper Ridge fragrances will smell nothing like your department store formulations and smell exactly like hiking through the back-country. Some people find them hard to wear because of that. I spray Inyo on my clothes (and my sheets and curtains and rugs) rather than on my skin as it's better suited for that.
    I'm waiting on a sample of FeA that's in the mail...can't wait to give it a full wearing!

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    Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee - pines, pines,

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    To my nose, Caron Yatagan smells exactly like dry pine forest. It can be found online very reasonably priced, too.
    I'll also add an agreement with Fille en Aiguilles. It's not as dry as Yatagan though.

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    Annick Goutal - Vetiver (I have a bottle if you want to try some fragrance)

    Or also:

    Divine - L'homme de coeur (not exactly pines, but... it stll somehow reminds me of a forest)
    Currently wearing: Passion Boisée by Frapin

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    Yatagan

    Almost identical, and to me they're what you're after.

    Piney and as dry as a very dry thing.

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    Agree with the Fille En Aiguilles recommendations.

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    Sonoma Scent Studio Forest Walk

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