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    I remember smelling something (don't remember what, MIGHT have been Nautica Voyage - 2006) that had DRIFTWOOD in it, and I liked it. I could search the directory for Driftwood frags (I have), but I would rather ask if there is one that has driftwood that really stands out? I don't recall exactly how driftwood smells, just that it was fascinating to my nose.
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    The two I would recommend with this note are Bond No. 9 Montauk, and Burberry Summer 2009.

    Dsquared Ocean Wet Wood also comes to mind, although this one doesn't have a specific driftwood accord.

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    The only one I know or that i recall with a prominent driftwood note is Caractere Sport by Daniel Hechter.
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    Please try Eau des Merveilles by Hermes. I think it's the ambergris that give it that driftwood sort of salty-wood smell.

    Also, I'm not sure if I agree with this, but Bois d'Iris by Van Cleef & Arpels, according to their ad copy is
    Created to replicate the scent of driftwood on the seashore, Bois d'Iris is an atypical and enchanting woody blend created by a minimalist and ultra-qualitative structure. Precious essences of exotic wood are punctuated with a vibrant, salty note of ambergris, while a beautiful powdery iris lends soft elegance,reminiscent of Tuscany.
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    My suggestion would be DSquared2 He Wood Ocean Wet Wood as well.
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    Thanks everyone for these suggestions, this is enough, I think, to help me find what I want. Looking forward to smelling Bois d'Iris, DSquared Wet Wood, Montauk (not much of a Burberry fan, though.), Caractere Sport, and Eau des Merveilles.
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    Im not so sure about the Dsquared2's anymore. I used to own the first 3, He, Wet and Rocky, and ive had tiny bits left over in bottles. I returned to them to give the sprayer a sniff after since beginning to sample more expensive fragrances in general and they now smell to me like furniture polish and plastic.

    Im not sure what I saw in them at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMA View Post
    Im not so sure about the Dsquared2's anymore. I used to own the first 3, He, Wet and Rocky, and ive had tiny bits left over in bottles. I returned to them to give the sprayer a sniff after since beginning to sample more expensive fragrances in general and they now smell to me like furniture polish and plastic. Im not sure what I saw in them at the time.
    Thanks for the heads up, nice to narrow it down quicker. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen-at-home View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, nice to narrow it down quicker. :-)
    Your welcome. Naturally it is just personal opinion. To be precise, He and Rocky smell like furniture polish and Wet smells like sweet plastic if there is such a thing...

    When I can manage to pick up on the violet in Green Irish Tweed its convinicing enough that I can invision the colour purple, in these Dsquared2's there just generally a mess..

    It is funny how ones perceptions can change overtime.
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    I like RMW but admit it does smell a bit obviously synthetic, at least for the first hour or so.
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    CK Eternity Summer for Men 2013 has notable driftwood in it's composition.

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    Seconding especially Ocean Wet Wood
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    I forgot an important (and rarely discussed) one: Andree Putnam Preparation Parfumee
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