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    Mine is a resounding Cedar!

    But I can't lie, I do love me some vetiver and, for a good heart, Cashmere.

    Never really got into sandalwood though. Find it really, really generic and bland. It's not bad, I enjoy many fragrances with it as base, but none seem to captivate me.

    What about you? Any wood, I know I didn't name them all, just a few.

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    Agreed, a great cedar is hard to beat. I have a fragrance that I recently created for myself that contains a cedar/frankincense coextract and it's just awesome. A good cedar is very light, very rich and extremely long lasting.

    On the other hand I do absolutely love a good sandalwood in the dry down. It can seriously make a fragrance.
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    Sandalwood by far.

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    Guaiacwood.
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    Cedar, with sandalwood as the second greatest favorite.
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    A good one as well. Very different indeed...Mild and very woody with a light smokiness, very smooth...almost smells like damp freshly cut wood that's seen smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Guaiacwood.
    Is that the one called oud? Or was that something else?

    I think I agree, but I hate oud, so might be thinking of a different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Is that the one called oud? Or was that something else?

    I think I agree, but I hate oud, so might be thinking of a different.
    Oud and Guiacwood are completely unrelated. Oud is sometimes called Agarwood.
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    Guaiacwood and oud are quite different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Oud and Guiacwood are completely unrelated. Oud is sometimes called Agarwood.
    Agarwood!!! That's right, thanks. I knew it was something Nordic or Germ sounding. Yuk, I hate it.

    But yes, guiacwood is awesome!

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    Morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
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    Wah, wah, wahhhhhh. Nice

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    Oud, but only as an accent, not as an "in your face, here you are" element. Ormonde Jane Man and MFK Oud are examples of two of my favorite scents where I like the way the Oud adds complexity.

    Also agree with Cedar as good stuff, see Gucci Pour Homme 2003

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    When it comes to real (I'm not including patchouli or vetiver) woods, my favorite is sandalwood.
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    Patchouli is from leaves & vetiver is from roots - neither are trees!

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    Guaiacwood is by far my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Patchouli is from leaves & vetiver is from roots - neither are trees!
    You're right... I know they call vetiver scents Woody all too often. Thanks for the voice of reason here.

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    Sandalwood
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    I have a couple fragrances with sandalwood at the base, but none of them lack the company of Cedar. Cedar makes everything better.

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    Sandalwood then Guaiacwood.

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    I want a good sandalwood to try. Would (lol) love to give it another try. Any recommendations, as usual, under $50, can be that discounted...

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    Creed Original Santal for Sandalwood,

    And then Tom Ford Oud Wood is alway good as well

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    Default Re: Favorite wood?

    One of my favorites is Serge Lutens-Bois Oriental, said to be a cedar scent so I suppose that would be my choice. I do think all the artificial woods are so manipulated as to be completely unrecognizable as their natural counterpart.

    I also love cypress as in Eau D'Hadrien.

    I have no clue how guaic wood smells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosst View Post
    Creed Original Santal for Sandalwood,

    And then Tom Ford Oud Wood is alway good as well

    gotta love the oud wood

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    Cedar
    Sandalwood
    Oud

    But it's all about the composition... They can all be done very poorly also.
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    Sandalwood is my favorite note I wear sandalwood fragrances all year round
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    Virginia cedar.
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    Default Re: Favorite wood?

    Definately sandalwood.

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    usually "morning"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    usually "morning"...
    You've been beat to the literal punch.

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