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    Default Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    I am not an expert in parfumes but I have something like this in my head:

    Searching for like a srankincense or smokey or peppery scent that is modern (or: not a smell that everybody associates immediatly with old men).
    Generally not a big fan of sweet/vanilla notes, but depends...

    Is there something you could recommend me?

    (My favorite parfumes now are: Chanel Platinum Egoiste , Aqua di Gio, Aventus, Terre d´Hermès Eau Très Fraîche and would like to try something new like I discribed above..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckzuck View Post
    I am not an expert in parfumes but I have something like this in my head:

    Searching for like a srankincense or smokey or peppery scent that is modern (or: not a smell that everybody associates immediatly with old men).
    Generally not a big fan of sweet/vanilla notes, but depends...

    Is there something you could recommend me?

    (My favorite parfumes now are: Chanel Platinum Egoiste , Aqua di Gio, Aventus, Terre d´Hermès Eau Très Fraîche and would like to try something new like I discribed above..)
    The first fragrance that sprung to mind was Honour Man by Amouage. Extreme pepper and a fair bit of smokey frankincense and other middle eastern delights.
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    This Is Him! by Zadig & Voltaire fits your bill. A big hit of incense and black pepper with some sandalwood and vanilla for balance. It’s quite inexpensive too.

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    Thameen imperial crown exactly fits that description. however its a luxury expensive fragrance
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    Default Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
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    Totally!

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    Sultanate Of Oman from Roja Dove is the best Frankincense I have ever smelled,also has everything else you’re looking for.
    Unfortunately as said for the Thameen it is very expensive luxury fragrance.
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    Possibly also most of the unisex EDPs from the house Le Couvent des Minimes from the Parfums Remarquables collection, including but not limited to:

    Smyrna, Fort Royal, Porto Bello, Santa Cruz, Valparaiso, Kythnos

    (all of these and more quite recommendable if you like incense/frankincense indeed
    without vanilla nor gourmand, sweet notes, however with hints of resins, wood, spice)

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    Zadig & Voltaire This Is Him!

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    Default Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

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    Agreed. This is a fantastic scent.

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    I'm not 100% these are exactly what you're looking for, but Jubilation XXV and maybe Interlude are worth a look. You can get carded samples on eBay.
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    Default Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    07 Tanoke by Odin New York fits this description very nicely as well. They provide samples upon request too, if I recall, they threw in practically the whole line when I ordered my FB on Tanoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    The first fragrance that sprung to mind was Honour Man by Amouage. Extreme pepper and a fair bit of smokey frankincense and other middle eastern delights.
    +1. It's all about the pepper with frankincense in the base. Epic Man is good, too, even arguably better, but I don't get anywhere near the pepper. I don't feel it's quite as modern, either, since it feels familiar (especially to Tsar which has been around for a while now.)
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    I think Interlude by Amouage is quite a bit more smokey than Epic

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    Worth sampling other CdG scents, since many involve pepper and incense : Blackpepper, Play Black, Ouarzazate or Wonderwood,
    as well as +1 for Black and CdG2 Man.
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    Default Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norstrøm View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
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    +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Armani Bois d'Encens is 100% what you're looking for.
    You have good taste my friend. I agree with Bois d'Encens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutSmut View Post
    You have good taste my friend. I agree with Bois d'Encens.
    Yes, Bois d’ Encens is great!

    Amouage Epic, Honour, and Journey are too!

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    Okay thank you all for this suggestions! Will definitly buy at least one or two out of them, but I try to somhow smell them first before blind buy.

    Another question: Out of this scents, which one do you think would be best for summer / hot weather - don't really wanna wait till autumn to wear it regulary...
    Maybe something with a hint of citrus or something fresh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckzuck View Post
    Okay thank you all for this suggestions! Will definitly buy at least one or two out of them, but I try to somhow smell them first before blind buy.

    Another question: Out of this scents, which one do you think would be best for summer / hot weather - don't really wanna wait till autumn to wear it regulary...
    Maybe something with a hint of citrus or something fresh?
    Epic man is basically an anytime, anywhere kind of scent !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Epic man is basically an anytime, anywhere kind of scent !
    However, some people may prefer to only wear it in colder weather.
    With its dryness I can see how it could be ok in the heat, but personally I only really want to wear it in the cold. As a scent from the Middle East, arguably it is meant to be wearable in very hot weather.
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    Honour man. Amouage.




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