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    Default Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Looking for fragrances that are heavy with geosmin as an ingredient (and therefore smell of wet soil). I know of 3. CB I Hate Perfume Black March, Zoologist Bat, and Amouage Figment Man. Any other examples?
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    1. Tom Ford Oud Minerale/Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza
    2. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Essenza/Oud
    3. Bond No. 9 Eau de New York/Jo Malone Basil & Neroli
    4. Memo Paris Russian Leather/Montale Aoud Forest
    5. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Grand Soir
    6. Daniel Josier Ambre Tabac
    7. Byredo Accord Oud/Kalemat Black by Arabian Oud
    8. Xerjoff Regio/Zoologist Bat
    9. Geo F. Trumper Eucris EDT/Sandalwood
    10. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Azure Lime/Santal Blush/Vert Boheme

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Believe it or not “Tank Battle” by Gorilla(the Lush Brand) is a heavy geosmin scent that Luca Turin gives 4 stars in the guide.

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    I came here to say check out the CB I Hate Perfume line...which it looks like you already have! My favorite is Greenbriar 1968...geosmin, hay and a sort of clean-woody-cotton-like accord.

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    A lot of Demeters have that soil tincture note, which isn't exactly geosmin but probably close enough to what you're looking for.

    Other stuff like

    Wild by DSquared
    Coven by Andrea Maack
    De Profundis by Serge Lutens

    Even something like Luna Rossa Carbon by Prada has some in it, though you're mostly getting yet another ambroxan bomb.
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    Black Comme des Garçons, Borneo 1834 Serge Lutens, Patchouli Santa Maria Novella


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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Seconding Tank battle as suggested by proust-madeleine-which I happened to buy during my recent trip to Europe. A lot of geosmin, reminiscent of root vegetables, plus a woody drydown with some patch.

    cacio

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    Peau d'Ailleurs by Starck - available as EdT and EdP

    One Fragrantica review: It's got geosmin in spades - in spades

    Been meaning to try myself but haven't done so... note that Annick Menardo is behind this one.

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    Peau d'Ailleurs by Starck - available as EdT and EdP

    One Fragrantica review: It's got geosmin in spades - in spades

    Been meaning to try myself but haven't done so... note that Annick Menardo is behind this one.
    This one looks really fascinating
    Top 10:
    1. Tom Ford Oud Minerale/Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza
    2. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Essenza/Oud
    3. Bond No. 9 Eau de New York/Jo Malone Basil & Neroli
    4. Memo Paris Russian Leather/Montale Aoud Forest
    5. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Grand Soir
    6. Daniel Josier Ambre Tabac
    7. Byredo Accord Oud/Kalemat Black by Arabian Oud
    8. Xerjoff Regio/Zoologist Bat
    9. Geo F. Trumper Eucris EDT/Sandalwood
    10. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Azure Lime/Santal Blush/Vert Boheme

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Without being over the top, Chris Rusak's Io has a good whiff of geosmin, either on its own or from his housemade soil tincture he made for it it. Otherwise it's a spicy forest incense, and very good.

    Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre by Etat Libre d'Orange actually lists geosmin as a note, but I HATED it. So not recommending, just making sure its on your radar.

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    Peau d'Ailleurs by Starck - available as EdT and EdP
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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proust_Madeleine View Post
    Believe it or not “Tank Battle” by Gorilla(the Lush Brand) is a heavy geosmin scent that Luca Turin gives 4 stars in the guide.
    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Seconding Tank battle as suggested by proust-madeleine-which I happened to buy during my recent trip to Europe. A lot of geosmin, reminiscent of root vegetables, plus a woody drydown with some patch.

    cacio
    Tank Battle is fantastic, a really earthy patchouli and labdanum perfume. Here's the story of the battle over the water tank that inspired both this fragrance name and also Lush's Rentless for anyone interested.
    Currently wearing: Déclaration by Cartier

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    ^
    Most interesting story! Thank you for sharing. Now, I need a sample of the Tank Battle as well...

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    I also get the geosmine smell in Smell Bent February and Euphorium Butterfly.
    Currently wearing: Dark by Akro

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    Default Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    I don’t know what geosmin smells like, but current version of Coven by Andrea Mack is quite earthy to me.
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