Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1

    Default Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Go..............

    The cold days and holidays are here again and those special moments by the fireside are a staple of these winter months. What I am looking for is that essence from a burning fireplace. It's otherworldly and brings back so many warm happy memories. Maybe it was the complete package of setting up the logs, lighting them up and seeing the flames dance, but that aroma, that smoke, you close your eyes and it brings me back to another world.

    So I ask you, Basenotes Members, what is the most authentic fireplace experience?
    Last edited by AromaDelMar; 20th December 2015 at 06:27 PM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    SSS Fireside of course. :-)

  3. #3
    Super Member jumpfrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    London
    Posts
    114

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    SSS Fireside of course. :-)
    Is that Fireside Intense? I googled it and it sounds fantastic...

    Thanks for sharing

  4. #4
    Dependent La Flâneuse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Up North
    Posts
    1,302

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    SSS Fireside of course. :-)
    Seconding this, it really is that good! Just wish I could get my hands on a bottle in the UK

  5. #5
    Super Member Hat and Beard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    258

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Fireside Intense without question. At first it smells like a fire with an old tire thrown on top for good measure, but the rubbery quality subsides quite a bit and it stays wonderfully smokey it's entire duration. Awesome fragrance!

  6. #6
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, NYC, Manuel Antonio & Búzios
    Posts
    135,598

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    SSS Fireside of course. :-)
    Another for this.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    13,558

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Lonestar memories has fireplace aspects, though the stronger smells of campfire.

    Among candles, Feu du bois does a good job at replicating the smell without actually burning wood.

    cacio

  8. #8
    Frag Bomb Squadron XIII
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    8,860

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    I agree with SSS Fireside Intense. Laurie is great with woodsy smoky notes. Another you should sample is her Winter Woods.
    Currently wearing: Sartorial by Penhaligon's

  9. #9

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    When it comes to personal fragrances, Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese for sure. Diptyque's Feu du Bois is indeed a great candle and captures the scent of burning wood in a fireplace perfectly. I burn in a lot during the winters.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Profumum Roma Arso

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    2,574

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    I agree with Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese for sure. Profumum Arso is wonderful but not, IMHO, "authentic fireplace." If we're going to venture into "man sitting in front of a fireplace while wearing a beautiful fragrance" territory, I'd definitely include Arso and also Black Tourmaline.

  12. #12
    Dependent cytherian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    On a cliff overlooking Manhattan
    Posts
    2,482

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Hat and Beard View Post
    Sonoma Scent Studio: Fireside Intense without question. At first it smells like a fire with an old tire thrown on top for good measure, but the rubbery quality subsides quite a bit and it stays wonderfully smokey it's entire duration. Awesome fragrance!
    I agree as well. Very likely the best fireside experience with this fragrance, composed "just right" IMHO. Another really good one is Soivohle Journeyman (it's less smoky).
    Some favorites: Pasha Incense Royale, Chopard (Oud Malaki, Noble Vetiver), Amouage (Epic Man, Tribute), Versace L'Homme (vintage), YSL (M7, Kouros (1st)), Gucci Envy, Gucci Nobile, Hermes (vintage: Bel Ami, Equipage), Chanel (vintage: Antaeus, Pour Monsieur (+CC), Egoiste (+CC)), Tiffany For Men, Estee Lauder Metropolis, Jean-Marc Sinan VO, Guerlain (Heritage, L'Homme Intense, LIDGE), Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental, Etro (Palais Jamais, Gomma, Vetiver, Shaal Nur, Patchouly), Davidoff Zino (1st), Acqua di Parma (Assoluta 2011, Essenza, Intensa Oud), Gianfranco Ferre For Man (1st), Elsha 1776, Balenciaga Ho Hang Club, Jovoy Private Label, Monsieur Carven, Diptyque (Hesperides, Tam Dao EDP), Byredo (Accord Oud, Baudelaire)

  13. #13
    Dependent Arij's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Montréal
    Posts
    2,482

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    A City On Fire by Imaginary Authors

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    2,574

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Arij View Post
    A City On Fire by Imaginary Authors
    I agree 100%. I can't believe I didn't mention this one.

  15. #15

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Most definitely Sonoma Scent Studio's Fireside Intense. I might give a vote for Naomi Goodir's Bois d'Ascese as well.
    MadHat Scents

    Atlas Incense II (Shou Sugi Ban, Cardamom, Tonka, Incense)/ Le Chance XVI (Bergamot, Citrus, Lavender, Cedar & Sandalwood) / Fur - $5 OFF SALE - (Vintage Musks, Woods, Leather) / BayWay - (Citrus, Musk, Coconut) / Onsen Wood (Hinoki/Hiba/Cedar/Yuzu)

  16. #16
    Dependent danieq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southeastern Arizona
    Posts
    2,579

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    My first vote is also for SSS Fireside Intense, but I'd also suggest a look at Profumum Roma Ambra Aura which has an extremely smokey note, so smokey amber.
    I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

    My Sales Thread - A Collection Purge

  17. #17

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Chaman's party
    Eau du fier
    for swap/sale:



  18. #18

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Lonestar memories has fireplace aspects, though the stronger smells of campfire.

    Among candles, Feu du bois does a good job at replicating the smell without actually burning wood.

    cacio
    As you said more campfire but close enough.

  19. #19

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Anthropologie has one called Smokewood by Distillery, and it seemed pretty authentic, particularly for the $20 price point. Worth a try; I can't speak for the others.

    Glad to see I'm not the only one who loves smoky scents.
    In her bottled up is a woman peppery as curry,
    a yam of a woman of butter and brass,
    compounded of acid and sweet like a pineapple,
    like a handgrenade set to explode,
    like goldenrod ready to bloom.

    —from "The Woman in the Ordinary" by Marge Piercy
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Iris by Prada

  20. #20

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Strangely, even my current SOTD, Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men smells a bit like fireplace, fire wood and a slight hint of smokiness, quite faint, tasteful and skillfully blended into the final development. Perhaps also with a minimal, but still perceptible, "winter spice", heavy and exotic rather than sweet complement to the notes assemblage.

  21. #21

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    2,574

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Strangely, even my current SOTD, Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men smells a bit like fireplace, fire wood and a slight hint of smokiness, quite faint, tasteful and skillfully blended into the final development. Perhaps also with a minimal, but still perceptible, "winter spice", heavy and exotic rather than sweet complement to the notes assemblage.
    Nice to see this one mentioned. Very nice and neglected.

  22. #22
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    I agree with the Arso by Profumum Roma.
    It's like Margiela's By the fireplace, but with depth.

    I really want some of that now... Damn.

  23. #23

    Default Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Yet another fragrance with a slight "fireplace note" to me is Cedar Woods by Woods of Windsor- almost every note reminding of being close to the fireside of both a fireplace but also a campfire, yet in avery light and almost evocatively nostalgic, rather than heavily noticeable way, as if a faint, sketchy dream some cedar wood, smoke, resins, unburnt logs and timber, some moss, perhaps a bit of piney notes as well all came together in some distant, almost Proustian fragrance memory.

Similar Threads

  1. A cozy night by the fireplace
    By mrcologneguy in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 10th November 2011, 10:01 PM
  2. Fireplace smoke?
    By ECaruthers in forum Fragrance DIY
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 9th December 2009, 03:07 PM
  3. Campsite Fire/ Fireplace smell
    By jfreem2 in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 29th October 2008, 09:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000