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    Most Redolent and Discerning Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I am searching for "foggy" fragrances, or those which call to mind the experience (but not necessarily the photorealistic scent) of being surrounded by a thick, natural fog. The so-called "fog machine" fragrances mimic the scent of artificial fog and do not satisfy my criteria. To date, I have encountered only one scent which approximates the desired effect, that being the apparently inimitable Après L'ondée by Guerlain (EDT). One other, Narciso Rodriguez For Him EDT, effectively produced the impression of moisture-laden air, but in a way that suggested something like a fogless rain to my nose. Outside of these two, nothing has come close. Do you know of any other perfumes which might suit my description? In the absence of such, perfumes which my description might suit will suffice. I await your suggestions with brumous breath.

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    Just a quick takeaway from your description and given examples, perhaps you’re looking for something with powder and musk? Maybe the Guerlain would suggest that you’re noting a heliotrope accord. And Narciso Rodriguez has a what seems to be recurring house musk that might be described as somewhat dank, albeit on the warmer side.

    Also, I might add that were a floral accord be present in any of the fragrances you’re looking for then there are those with that indole property - that musky stink found for example around the stems of flowers found around the water in the base.

    In that regard, something insole with powdery heliotrope and musk might help create that “fog.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhounded View Post
    I am searching for "foggy" fragrances, or those which call to mind the experience (but not necessarily the photorealistic scent) of being surrounded by a thick, natural fog.
    Just curious as I'm trying to understand what it is exactly about scents that conjure up this image that you find to be especially appealing. Thanks in advance for any insight.
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    On the cleaner side of the “foggy” spectrum Le Labo’s Baie 19 sorta creates the smell of earth and hot concrete after a rainfall has come after a long hiatus. But this won’t surround you, unfortunately, as per your desire. However, it would be more akin to leaning in a little closer to that hot earth/concrete after a rainfall and smelling the dense oils, musk and condensation that are naturally released.

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    So essentially, you're looking for a dewy or wet, dark, scent? I would suggest a vetiver of some sort but that might be too bright.
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    Eucris Edp has a big dose of white musk and oakmoss and it lasts and lasts. If any scent can conjure in the mind a deep fog on old cobbled streets only lit with gas lamps it's this one.
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    Encre Noire seems pretty foggy.
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    Maybe MEMOIR MAN? It has these soft, vague edges — you’ll see reviews on here saying “grey,” “ashy,” “inky,” and yes even “a winter foggy morning”. I personally get enough of the dry bitter green wormwood-type smell that I don’t ever find it gloomy — but it has this effect that can be hard to pin down, and maybe it would give you something of what you’re looking for.
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    Maybe the "Nebbia" series from Filippo Sorcinelli.

    https://en.filipposorcinelli.com/nebbia-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidsenses View Post
    Just a quick takeaway from your description and given examples, perhaps you’re looking for something with powder and musk? Maybe the Guerlain would suggest that you’re noting a heliotrope accord. And Narciso Rodriguez has a what seems to be recurring house musk that might be described as somewhat dank, albeit on the warmer side.

    Also, I might add that were a floral accord be present in any of the fragrances you’re looking for then there are those with that indole property - that musky stink found for example around the stems of flowers found around the water in the base.

    In that regard, something insole with powdery heliotrope and musk might help create that “fog.”
    I actually don't find Après L'ondée powdery. One of my current "unsolved fragrance mysteries" is why L'Heure Bleue should smell dry and powdery while Après L'ondée smells wet, even though the two share very similar note profiles, including the presence of violet which is said to be the source of all powder. As for the musk, I can only say that Narciso Rodriguez For Her did not produce the same effect as For Him, although I note that Après L'ondée and NR For Him contain either violet or violet leaf where NR For Her does not, but the example of L'Heure Bleue shows that the presence of violet is of questionable importance.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just curious as I'm trying to understand what it is exactly about scents that conjure up this image that you find to be especially appealing. Thanks in advance for any insight.
    I suppose the most appealing aspect is that they conjure up the image. I have a fondness for the image, but I must rely on perfume to carry it with me and impress it upon others as needed, as it is difficult to imagine how one's clothing could conjure it. As for why the image is appealing, well, I'm not sure I can say, although many an artist has demonstrated the romantic appeal of fog. I imagine that's not very clear, but feel free to ask a clarifying question if you desire.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    So essentially, you're looking for a dewy or wet, dark, scent? I would suggest a vetiver of some sort but that might be too bright.
    I don't think I would say that what I'm looking for is "dark," necessarily (I don't find Après L'ondée dark at all), but many a thread has demonstrated how vague that term is. As I recall, I associate vetiver with dryness, although it's possible that certain vetivers could surprise me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Encre Noire seems pretty foggy.
    I would say that it follows the theme of "particles suspended in air," but I smell it as a dry smoke.

    There seems to be an expectation in this thread that I will have a strong idea of what exactly I am looking for, but I'm afraid that, given how I only possess one and a half examples, I simply haven't the foggiest. It is difficult to account for the formation of impressions. I will say, though, that there must be something predictable about it, as Après L'ondée's name suggests an image rather like what I am describing, while NR For Him is consistently associated with rain by reviewers. Then again, I may have fallen prey to image priming in both cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Encre Noire seems pretty foggy.
    +1 and yes Narciso Rodriguez For Him EDT fits this description well.
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    Try Thunderstorm by Demeter
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    D.S. & Durga - HYLNDS Pale Grey Mountain, Small Black Lake (although it has been discontinued)
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    Possibly also Quartz by Molyneux (though not so much foggy as abstract, fairly cold mineral earthy) and G-Man by Gainsboro (another scent with a grey, neutral cold aloofness, but also a certain smoky darkness, that can be partly close to foggy)

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    BOSS The Collection Cashmere Patchouli has this effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    BOSS The Collection Cashmere Patchouli has this effect.
    Never heard of this. I have a shameless like for Boss products. I need to look into this more.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Never heard of this. I have a shameless like for Boss products. I need to look into this more.....
    It has some notable cinnamon, so maybe it's not for you.

    It's part of the Hugo Boss "niche"-y line and the quality is impressive, even at that tier. The scent is minimalist and linear in the modern luxe-niche style so it presents nicely and then slowly fades over hours of wear. It has a soft, tasteful patchouli atop a seamlessly blended soft cloud of notes that I can't parse out aside from cinnamon; it's a bit like the aromatic equivalent of wearing a luxury wool suit or woven sweater on a chilly, foggy day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    It has some notable cinnamon, so maybe it's not for you.

    It's part of the Hugo Boss "niche"-y line and the quality is impressive, even at that tier. The scent is minimalist and linear in the modern luxe-niche style so it presents nicely and then slowly fades over hours of wear. It has a soft, tasteful patchouli atop a seamlessly blended soft cloud of notes that I can't parse out aside from cinnamon; it's a bit like the aromatic equivalent of wearing a luxury wool suit or woven sweater on a chilly, foggy day.
    You may be right. Not a cinnamon fan. There's a Michael Kors one that has cinnamon (Extreme Speed?) that I dislike, and it's also the reason I dislike The One Grey.
    But name Cashmere Patchouli sounds intriguing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    Maybe the "Nebbia" series from Filippo Sorcinelli.

    https://en.filipposorcinelli.com/nebbia-1
    Was going to suggest these. Sorcinelli takes an interesting, cross-modal, intellectual approach to his compositions. The Nebbia range was specifically inspired by different kinds of fog.

    Not a ‘fog’ perfume, per se, but Acqua di Sale has an interesting, marshy quality that is reminiscent of damp sea air, coastal greenery and ozone.
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    Iris fragrances sometimes make me think of cold foggy, kind of misty days. Try Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens?

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    Häxan by Prissana.

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    Teint de Niege by Villoresi smells like fog!

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    I just heard of a brand called Henry Rose and they have a fragrance called Fog. There ya go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by avo1811 View Post
    Iris fragrances sometimes make me think of cold foggy, kind of misty days. Try Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens?
    +1. I'm fogging it up today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhounded View Post
    I have a fondness for the image, but I must rely on perfume to carry it with me and impress it upon others as needed, as it is difficult to imagine how one's clothing could conjure it.
    May I suggest an Inverness cape and a deerstalker cap, perhaps accented with a cherrywood pipe?

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    Mist becoming Rain by Alkemia
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