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    Default fragrances you associate with rain

    do you have have any fragrances that you turn to when it rains or that brings to mind the rain?

    For me, Lolita Lempicka au masculin seems appropriate for the damp, dreary weather.

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    No particular fragrance, but tend to hunt for a scent that will cheer me up as I find rain a bit depressing.
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    Encre Noire - I don't know why

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    The bottles I tend to reach for the most when it's raining are (in no particular order):

    Dior Fahrenheit
    YSL M7
    AdP Colonia Oud
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    CdG 2 Man
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    Lots of incense/transparent woody based stuff: Avignon, Kyoto, Sugi...narciso rodriguez for him, thundra, voleur de roses, iris silver mist,

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    +1 Narciso Rodriguez for Him
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    True +1 for Encre Noire, reminds me of wet rain hitting the grass.

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him reminds me of rain hitting the asphalt.

    Ecko Green kind of reminds me of a soft rain on a sunny day.

    Jacomo Paradox Green reminds me of the smell of rain mixed with freshly cut grass.
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    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    Slumberhouse's Mare is the one scent that I've found that accurately gets the "petrichor" effect right.

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    When living in England, the answer would have to be all of them lol

    Anything with Mitti as a dominant note.

    Demeter Rain

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    None for me.

    Maybe Terre d'Hermes. But then again TDH reminds me of many things, not just rain, since it used to be my signature.
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    The mossy notes in, e.g.: Sir Irisch Moos, Guy Laroche Horizon, perhaps even L'Erbolario Felci.

    All of these fragrances, though very different from each other, share some common points like earthiness, rootyness, resinousness, grassiness, all this amounting far more to a damp landscape after rainfall, perhaps some moist air and moist earth, rather than rain and/or rainwater per se.

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    Another for Narciso Rodriguez.
    Adding L'Homme de Coeur and Un Jardin Aprs La Mousson.
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    Agree with the mossy aspects... for me Mitsouko and Cristalle.

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    Memoir Man and Sycomore.

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    Narciso Rodriguez for him is the first thing that came to my mind. However, if it's a cool rain, I'd also suggest Encre Noir. If it's a hotter rain, then I like a good vetiver like Guerlain.

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    CdG Vettiveru
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    NR for him/Musc for Him/Noir by TF
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    Burberry London
    Fahrenheit smells good in the rain, although I no longer wear it myself.
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    Mare, Encre Noire, Windsor, Bottega Veneta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam090273 View Post
    Burberry London
    Fahrenheit smells good in the rain, although I no longer wear it myself.
    London? Interesting ... Burberry Brit is one of my go-to rainy fragrances, for whatever reason. Especially in the fall. I like the Brit Summer version for summer, as well.

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    nr for him

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    I'm like that, too - and tend to wear somber mossy chypres in this kind of weather. Today it's raining, so Scherrer is SOTD

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    The mossy notes in, e.g.: Sir Irisch Moos, Guy Laroche Horizon, perhaps even L'Erbolario Felci.

    All of these fragrances, though very different from each other, share some common points like earthiness, rootyness, resinousness, grassiness, all this amounting far more to a damp landscape after rainfall, perhaps some moist air and moist earth, rather than rain and/or rainwater per se.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    Memoir Man and Sycomore.
    This ^^^ and Narciso Rodriguez for him.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Another nod towards Narciso Rodriguez For Him. Smells like rain hitting wet pavement


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    Narcisco Rodriguez PH EDT and Czech & Speake No.88.

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    I reach for cozy scents like Back to Black or Chergui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    Another for Narciso Rodriguez.
    Adding L'Homme de Coeur and Un Jardin Aprs La Mousson.
    Mousson for sure! That is a HUGE rain fragrance for me. Brilliant stuff.
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    Terre d Hermes. Cloudy raining day.

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    Bulgari Pour Homme Soir

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    Voleur De Roses by L'Artisan

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    No, but I find Vetiver by Annick Goutal makes me think of rain - a great olfactive journey in a wet forest.
    My current top five:

    Etro - Vetiver
    Boucheron - Jaipur Homme
    Serge Lutens - Fumerie Turque
    Herms - Equipage (vtg)
    YSL - M7 (vtg)

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    Boss Elements Aqua, but the hot, sunny day rain shower type of a fragrance. Unique.

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    Narciso Rodriguez For Him. I would add English Fern Penhaligon's.
    Last edited by Darvant; 12th May 2014 at 10:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darvant View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him. I would add English Fern Penhaligon's.
    How could I forget NR For him, perfect example indeed!

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    Encre Noir cold rain. Bvlgari Aqva summer shower.

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    Voleur de Roses

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    It rains one day a year here.

    So, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    When living in England, the answer would have to be all of them lol

    Anything with Mitti as a dominant note.

    Demeter Rain
    Yes, too bad Demeter frags last no longer than a minute or two. (I need to move to England because I LOVE rain, ha.)
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    Wall Street by Bond

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    Original Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen-at-home View Post
    Yes, too bad Demeter frags last no longer than a minute or two
    Ha! I've experienced quite the opposite with some of the ones I've tried ... they last so long that I can still smell them the next morning (with one spray to the wrist). And if it's a fragrance that you're not too keen on, this isn't necessarily a good quality.

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    Earthy, rooty vetivers.
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Versace Black Jeans
    Current top 5:
    1) MDCI Invasion Barbare
    2) Imaginary Authors The Cobra and The Canary
    3) Guerlain Vetiver
    4) Parfums de Nicolai: New York
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    Bulgari Pour Homme Soir
    Good one!

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    Voleur de Roses
    This is another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    Encre Noire - I don't know why
    This for me as well.

    Looks like many vetivers/patchoulis do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    It rains one day a year here.

    So, no.
    That sucks! I wouldn't like that.
    I guess I'm one of the weird ones. I don't mind gray, gloomy, rainy days at all.
    They don't depress me in the least, In fact, I actually like them.
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    Well, no. Because the temperature would make all the difference in the world. Cold rainy days would mean something completely different than warm rainy days.

    But two that really seem to capture the rainy vibe to me are Creed Green Valley and Clive Christian 1872. They both just seem to have a saturated green and fresh smell - but damp with a small touch of earthiness to them. But as many others have mentioned - vetivers work well in the rainy season also. Different ones based on the temperature.




    But then again, it's raining here today, and I went with Dior Homme Sport 2012.
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    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
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    Inoui by Shiseido
    Tubereuse Couture by Parfumerie Generale
    Silences by Jacomo
    Jardin du Nil by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Givenchy III

    Green and mossy scents in general seem to "wake up" in the rain.

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    Xeryus (art deco bottle) By Givenchy is a nice one for the rain. I Love the 80's: Strikes Back

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    That sucks! I wouldn't like that.
    I guess I'm one of the weird ones. I don't mind gray, gloomy, rainy days at all.
    They don't depress me in the least, In fact, I actually like them.
    Funny thing, now when i think about it, i feel the same about them. As well as cold, snowy winters more than summers.

    @krooze, Xeryus could really make a great choice for the rainy day frag - good suggestion. Xeryus has IMO some melancholity in its smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    That sucks! I wouldn't like that.
    I guess I'm one of the weird ones. I don't mind gray, gloomy, rainy days at all.
    They don't depress me in the least, In fact, I actually like them.
    Well I'm fairly certain it doesn't rain for climate & geographical reasons - not locals' preferences lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Well I'm fairly certain it doesn't rain for climate & geographical reasons - not locals' preferences lol
    I know. I understand that.
    It's just a personal thing. I would miss the rain and the change of seasons very much.

    Not to mention the heat. I don't think I could get used to that.
    The heat and humidity can be pretty horrid around here in the summer.
    I don't think I could handle places like FL, LA, AZ etc.
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    Green Irish Tweed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post
    Earthy, rooty vetivers.
    +1 - My thought exactly. Turtle Vetiver Back, Sycomore, Haitian Vetiver and Villoresi Uomo all feel like good rainy day scents to me.

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    Diptyque L'Ombre dans l'Eau
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Profumum Olibanum
    Goutal Ambre Ftiche


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    L' Heure Bleue was the answer that came immediately to mind, though Tam Dao would probably be my "go to" on a day like that.

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