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    looking for something "dry" to try..something non sweet. looking for something sharp crisp and dry
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    L'eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme - sharp, crisp, dry, bitter, astringent
    Currently wearing: Baie de Genièvre by Creed

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    Blenheim Bouquet.

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    Tauer's LDDM is the driest I own...
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    Polo Green ...arid, herbal, spicy, leather


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    knize ten, Timbuktu, incense extreme, spice and wood
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    Parfums Retro Grand Cuir.

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    Memoirs of a Trespasser is pretty dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    L'eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme - sharp, crisp, dry, bitter, astringent
    Freewheelingvagabond, that's interesting and I agree with your assessment initially. I definitely get something that is very camphorous in the opening of L'eau Bleue d'Issey, however, once the top notes subside the patchouli and woods do give this fragrance a distinctly 'wet' accord to me. I always understood this as more of a blue fragrance than green one, and not just because of the bottle L'eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche is a much drier version of the original IMO.

    Others that come across pretty dry to me:

    Armani Mania,
    Tom Ford Noir EDT
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee.
    Currently wearing: L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo View Post
    Freewheelingvagabond, that's interesting and I agree with your assessment initially. I definitely get something that is very camphorous in the opening of L'eau Bleue d'Issey, however, once the top notes subside the patchouli and woods do give this fragrance a distinctly 'wet' accord to me. I always understood this as more of a blue fragrance than green one, and not just because of the bottle L'eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche is a much drier version of the original.
    The cucumber note prevents this one from smelling dry to me.

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    Creed Royal Oud always seemed dry to me. Kinski as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo View Post
    Freewheelingvagabond, that's interesting and I agree with your assessment initially. I definitely get something that is very camphorous in the opening of L'eau Bleue d'Issey, however, once the top notes subside the patchouli and woods do give this fragrance a distinctly 'wet' accord to me. I always understood this as more of a blue fragrance than green one, and not just because of the bottle L'eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche is a much drier version of the original IMO.

    Others that come across pretty dry to me:

    Armani Mania,
    Tom Ford Noir EDT
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee.
    Well maybe, I get more of a 'cool' balmy vibe in the dry down, not much wetness. But it's been a while since I haven't worn this. I also have never tried the Fraiche version.

    +1 on Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisée.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Tauer's LDDM is the driest I own...
    Quote Originally Posted by nwhite14 View Post
    Polo Green ...arid, herbal, spicy, leather


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    Vintage Or Black is as dry, bitter, astringent as anything ever made.

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    I have noticed a couple of new crisp leathers that are very dry (unlike most leathers of the past, that had added amber), starting from Acqua di Parma colonia leather.

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    A couple of 70s offerings:

    Yatagan is the winner of dry and non-sweet for me Also Halston 1-12.
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    Bvlgari Pour Homme - dry black tea

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    +1 for L'Air du Desert Marocain, which is marvelously dry. That's part of the reason it can be worn year round so long as the weather isn't too humid for it. And as long as we're talking about Tauer, Incense Rose and especially Incense Extreme are pretty dry too.

    Royal Oud by Creed. It's quite dry. I wear it year round, but I especially enjoy it in the summer!
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    Sahara Noir is a dry and bitter explosion of Frankincense for the most part, except the late drydown (8 hours into development).

    For a less loud dry austere skin scent, you should also try: Bois D'encens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krooze View Post
    Creed Royal Oud always seemed dry to me. Kinski as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I have noticed a couple of new crisp leathers that are very dry (unlike most leathers of the past, that had added amber), starting from Acqua di Parma colonia leather.
    cacio
    Colonia Leather is the best leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Royal Oud by Creed. It's quite dry. I wear it year round, but I especially enjoy it in the summer!
    Royal Oud is glorious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Blenheim Bouquet.
    Good scent, good shout.

    Could add:
    - New West by Aramis (dry herbal, though it does have a little sweetness, I suppose)
    - Athunis by Sigilli (very dry and definitely sharp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Sahara Noir is a dry and bitter explosion of Frankincense for the most part, except the late drydown (8 hours into development).
    for me it's labdanum the whole way and quite sticky-sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by calzim View Post
    for me it's labdanum the whole way and quite sticky-sweet
    No it's not Labdanum. It's a true to smell straight in your face honest Frankincense. Simple and clear in its execution. Reference type scent actually. I burn Frankincense resins at home.

    The very late drydown sweetness is due to the benzoin and vanilla in the notes, but they are considered minor players for me in the scent structure.
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    I consider Dior Bois d'Argent one of the driest scents that I own...iris with a very hefty dose of myrrhe.
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    The generation of men my dad's age wore the driest polo green. Remember mom saying that smell was worth the price (at the time)

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    Blenheim Bouquet is a great suggestion, as is vintage Or Black. L'Air du Desert Marocain has many dry aspects, but also some semi-sweet amber to keep it from being that dry. The name of the scent and the imaginery it brings suggests dry, but the scent in itself isn't that dry in my opinion. The rose note is also something I would consider more moist than dry.

    Would like to add French Lover and vintage Route du Vetiver.
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    Montale Dark Aoud and By Kilian Pure Wood feel dry to me. Also Lalique Encre Noire.

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    ...I second Yatagan...!

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