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I woke up this morning to the fantastic news that my newshipment of samples had come in from Surrender to Chance (amazing site, will definitely be doing additional business with them!), and amongst them was Creed Tabarome (the new version, no vintage on this run). As this was the one I was most interested in testing in the group, I immediately dabbed it onto my wrist.

Now, the first thing that came to my mind when I smelled it was how similar the ginger note was to that of YSL L'Homme, but just seconds later Tabarome had me in deep thought... What is this? This tea note... The tobacco (which is quite nice). It was identical to GPH II on me. It's not even as if I was trying to make this comparison work, it just came to me. If you ask me, this is one of the real gems in the Creed lineup, and I cannot wait to do some further testing with it. Makes me really happy I didn't shell out for Gucci a couple weeks ago when I had the chance to get it discounted through a friend.

Anyhow, does is this similarity apparent to others who have tested or own both fragrances? Or am I just crazy?