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    So I'm watching season 2 of the Netflix show Big Mouth (and dying) and one character says to Nathan Fillion (from Firefly, who is playing himself...sort of), "You smell like oak after a storm."

    So what fragrance smells like oak after a storm?


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    Default Re: You smell like oak after a storm

    Bois Sikar perhaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Bois Sikar perhaps
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    Default Re: You smell like oak after a storm

    Perhaps layering Narciso Rodriguez for Him with Serge Lutens Chene might achieve a similar effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Perhaps layering Narciso Rodriguez for Him with Serge Lutens Chene might achieve a similar effect.
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    Haven't smelled it but I seem to remember that DSquared2 has a Ocean Wet Wood fragrance. Might be worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Haven't smelled it but I seem to remember that DSquared2 has a Ocean Wet Wood fragrance. Might be worth a try.
    Good suggestion
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    Chene by Serge Lutens

    ...but that's a really dry oak and woody smell.

    Wet oak has a vinegary, urinous aspect to it. Maybe something like vintage Yatagan would do the trick, although you'd mostly get some pine and oakmoss, rather than just oak making up the woody smell to it. There is some oak there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Chene by Serge Lutens

    ...but that's a really dry oak and woody smell.

    Wet oak has a vinegary, urinous aspect to it. Maybe something like vintage Yatagan would do the trick, although you'd mostly get some pine and oakmoss, rather than just oak making up the woody smell to it. There is some oak there as well.
    I've wanted to try both of those. Good tip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Haven't smelled it but I seem to remember that DSquared2 has a Ocean Wet Wood fragrance. Might be worth a try.
    I like Dsquared Potion, so this is a great suggestion.
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    Haven't tried my sample yet, but what about Tom Daxon Riven Oak ?
    +1 for Yatagan - reminds me of walking in broadleaved mixed woodland in autumn.
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    Default Re: You smell like oak after a storm

    Lush's The Smell of Weather Turning contains oakwood absolute and the name speaks for itself.
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    From a personal viewpoint alone, perhaps also Lancetti Uomo Concentree and Sir Irisch Moos
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    Lush's The Smell of Weather Turning contains oakwood absolute and the name speaks for itself.
    That sounds highly intriguing!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by incense+heliotrope View Post
    Haven't tried my sample yet, but what about Tom Daxon Riven Oak ?
    +1 for Yatagan - reminds me of walking in broadleaved mixed woodland in autumn.
    Very interesting! I'm a fan of the underrated and rarely discussed Daxon. I love Salvia Sclerea. Have to check out Riven Oak!
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    Default Re: You smell like oak after a storm

    I suggest French Lover/Bois d'Orage or Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande, both of which I find quite fit for what you describe.

    I don't think "The Smell of Weather Turning" by Lush is a bad idea either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Wet oak has a vinegary, urinous aspect to it. Maybe something like vintage Yatagan would do the trick, although you'd mostly get some pine and oakmoss, rather than just oak making up the woody smell to it. There is some oak there as well.
    Agree. Having grown up in Texas with lots of gigantic Live Oaks around...they smell mostly like moss and earth, IMO. Bitter, damp, earthy, dirty moss, a little sharp...usually mixed in with the smell of wet soil and vegetation. It doesn't actually smell like "wood" as in a cut piece of oak. You're smelling old bark, and everything to grows in/on it.

    Vintage Yatagan (it has a cooler, wetter mossy tone than modern) is a good suggestion. Or coming from a different angle, maybe a dank patchouli would do the trick, like Santa Maria Novella's Patchouli.

    Another is that sour/green/bitter accord in L'Artisan Dzongkha. It's dry, but the general aroma is in the neighborhood.
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    Default Re: You smell like oak after a storm

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Agree. Having grown up in Texas with lots of gigantic Live Oaks around...they smell mostly like moss and earth, IMO. Bitter, damp, earthy, dirty moss, a little sharp...usually mixed in with the smell of wet soil and vegetation. It doesn't actually smell like "wood" as in a cut piece of oak. You're smelling old bark, and everything to grows in/on it.
    Gosh that sounds good. I'd buy that scent in a nanosecond.

    I wonder if Chanel's Sycomore has a bit of what the OP seeks?

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    Fun thread. I really enjoy Chêne and think oak smells great, so I'd be curious to check out some other suggestions. When we get whacked by Nor'easters, one of my favorite hiking spots usually has at least 3-4 new freshly snapped oak trees, thanks to the tenacity of the ants who colonize and weaken them. Sometimes they snap in a spot where you can see (and if lucky, remove) the honeycomb-like parts that the ants carved out. They smell wonderful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Gosh that sounds good. I'd buy that scent in a nanosecond.

    I wonder if Chanel's Sycomore has a bit of what the OP seeks?
    I think you'd probably like Chêne, it's a fairly decent representation of freshly split live oak wood, among other things...at least the kinds we have around here (White, Pin, Red, and Swamp are those I'm most familiar with). To me it's also driven by a 'watery' and quiet immortelle note. Well, maybe more like mellow than quiet, because it's pretty obvious to me, but the immortelle is quite well integrated into it overall. Like most Lutens, there's a sweetness throughout, but compared to something like Arabie it's dialed way back. I think freshly fallen oak wood has it's own damp sweetness though, so I think it works well.

    I can see a bit of crossover with Sycomore - the politely sweet and woody parts at least, and on the darker side of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Gosh that sounds good. I'd buy that scent in a nanosecond.

    I wonder if Chanel's Sycomore has a bit of what the OP seeks?
    I sure would like to try that one someday...I've read it described as the standard bearing vetiver.

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I suggest French Lover/Bois d'Orage or Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande, both of which I find quite fit for what you describe.

    I don't think "The Smell of Weather Turning" by Lush is a bad idea either.
    Nice suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Agree. Having grown up in Texas with lots of gigantic Live Oaks around...they smell mostly like moss and earth, IMO. Bitter, damp, earthy, dirty moss, a little sharp...usually mixed in with the smell of wet soil and vegetation. It doesn't actually smell like "wood" as in a cut piece of oak. You're smelling old bark, and everything to grows in/on it.

    Vintage Yatagan (it has a cooler, wetter mossy tone than then modern) is a good suggestion. Or coming from a different angle, maybe a dank patchouli would do the trick, like Santa Maria Novella's Patchouli.

    Another is that sour/green/bitter accord in L'Artisan Dzongkha. It's dry, but the general aroma is in the neighborhood.
    Wow, SMNP sounds like a wild ride. Very interesting.
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    First impressions from sampling Tom Daxon's Riven Oak last night : it lacks the 'after a storm' rainy/damp aspect - more rich and dry. Aromatic and woody topnotes, followed by a middle that reminded me of the creaminess of Fat Electrician, and eventually a wood drydown much closer to the skin. Oak as in quercus robur.

    Nice but not what you're asking for. Yatagan is the answer to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incense+heliotrope View Post
    First impressions from sampling Tom Daxon's Riven Oak last night : it lacks the 'after a storm' rainy/damp aspect - more rich and dry. Aromatic and woody topnotes, followed by a middle that reminded me of the creaminess of Fat Electrician, and eventually a wood drydown much closer to the skin. Oak as in quercus robur.

    Nice but not what you're asking for. Yatagan is the answer to that.
    Nice...thanks sharing your review of it!
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