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Hopefully this makes sense to other people. I'm looking for scents that remind you of a cool, damp basement. Like, when it's so hot in the summer and you walk down into the basement where the temperature drops 10 degrees, and everything is suddenly still, dim, and quiet. It's a smell that reminds me of dampnessdust, dirt, ozone, concrete, and musty old furniture. Maybe a smell like old people, like your grandparent's house.

 

I'd love any recommendations but I'd especially love recommendations for scents I can get as imps from the main website (vs limited editions).

 

Thanks!

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The Old Robber-Woman smells exactly like my grandfather's basement. (He was a mechanic so that basement smelled more like oil and grease and old metal, but the mustiness is there.)

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Hmmm...maybe a comination of Streats of Detroit, No 93 Engine, and the Norns' Farmhouse...

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I'm vague on specific oils, but I'd look for black musk, oakmoss, and oude.

 

Edit: Old Moon 2011 The scent of things drifting just on the edge of memory, hiding in shadowed corners. Old, yellowing books, dust-covered toys pushed to the back of the attic, windows obscured by thick, thorny vines, letters discarded, and photographs of people long-forgotten.

This might smell more plastic-y than you'd like though. It does indeed smell dusty.

 

Haunted Houses (Halloweenies) Quiet, ineffective ghosts haunting the realm of mystery and night, stretching dusty hands back to homes and lifetimes unforgotten: pale gossamer musks swirling in thick, dense otherworldly vapours through cracks in dry wood and old, old stones.

 

from GC's the only one I can think of offhand is Robin Goodfellow which is rotting wood and plants on me. Maybe Phonenix Steamworks which smelled like a workshop with sage to me. That one might be a little bright for you.

Edited by patina

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Not available as an imp but The Day Burned White from the Clive Barker scents could fit the bill. 

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