yes you got a knockoff.
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yes you got a knockoff.
will pass on this one. i can expect an A*Men with a synthetic vanilla smell amped in the base.
Tested this one last week (In Europe). Starts off somewhere close to 24 gold without the fruits in your face. And thank god this is where the similarity ends with 24 gold. I hoped it wont evolve into...
Discovered recently another fragrance that is much better than the ones in the list. On my skin is Aventus fruity batch done very well. In the drydown evolves a bit different than Aventus but still a...
Sel Marin works. Or a fragrance quite close to this one (and much cheaper): Lanvin Oxygene Homme
encre noire sport for me
It is back in stock on strawberrynet. On 75% discount until 7th of September, 200 ml for 20 euros. Adding a Zirh Caesar shower gel combo (very good) to have free shipping and it is a total bargain.
CDG Wonderwood or Wonderaoud (very close to each other) for a sawmill feel.
Lalique Hommage A L'Homme Voyageur
correct. except that the new one (with clear edges) is a bit brighter in the beggining in the first 15-20 minutes, there are no differences. Same performances with the old one on my skin.
I get about twice the longevity with Viaggio than what i get with the Hermes. Judging the price as well, it's one of the best buys < 40$.
Franck Boclet - Tobacco
Gandini - Blue Musk
I found the entire line at a local shop here in my country for 14 euros a piece. Given the small price, i bought all of them but ended up selling all of them as well. Besides Silver & Oud essence,...
There is nothing sport about it. I don't like it, too sweet in a powdery way on my skin; and indeed it reminds of Le Male.
- Dsquared He Wood line: Ocean wet wood, he wood, he wood intense, rocky mountain.
- Guerlain homme l'eau boisee, homme, homme intense.
- Mercedes benz for men
- Encre noire sport
- i second...
I don't find it as close to GpH I as reviews on fragrantica suggest. It is more resinuos and the leather note is more pronounced.
Overall it's actually closer to CDG 2 Man but on my skin...
Franck Boclet Tobacco
Dsquared2 Potion royal black
Bentley Intense & Absolute
in Europe it is widely available. I have seen it in 3 duty-free and in Sephora and Douglas. It is not as close to Dior homme cologne as reviews from fragrantica suggest. It starts with a burst of...
Beware that on the grey market (in Europe at least) there is a burst of fake Dior Homme testers, all without cap and all with the silver tube inside the bottle, also having correct batch numbers...
both are very good but if i have to pick, it would be Wonderwood in the end.
Sephora stores in Poland and Greece are no longer carrying this one for sale and in Romania i only saw 2 retail bottles in a store. When i asked for details, i was told that once bottles are gone,...
Gph II and Bvlgari Soir on the designer end.
Tea for Two and Coeur de Vetiver Sacre from L'Artisan Parfumeur.
Also J.C. Brosseau - The Brun (very inexpensive online as well)
I have the "older" version and smells nothing like Eau De Baux. someone stated pencil shavings smell and i agree with that.
I have two bottles of Bleu, a 50 ml batch May 2012 and just received as Christmas gift an 150 ml bottle, batch February 2014. Strangely, i find the later being stronger and quite notable difference....
Good to know.
How is Pomelo, hednic? same as other citric offerings (cedrat & orange sanguine) from the house: simple but very realistic smell?
Bleu de Chanel
+1 vintage black.
Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale is another option.
Didnt like it much at first but lately it has grown on me a lot, i actually prefer it over Dior Homme as the chocolate note is turning very well on my skin. Also get over the average performances....
I contacted them (PostNL) on facebook asking about the tracking number and where my order is,. Wrote in english and got a reply within 1 hour with details. Do the same...
You should. To see exactly why you had to pay customs; to find out where the fault is.
This is what their site says by the way, so they can't reject the refund of the VAT:
Do I have to pay customs and import charges?
Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel...
Ahh crap. I knew i shouldn't have ordered from them. I am waiting for two orders and now it starts to make sense why the tracking number shows that packages have arrived in my country for 4 days...
It is just a rename, now it is EDP instead of EDT concentree.
I enjoy Pure Wood as well, very good flanker.
Sorry to bump an older thread but might be of help for others: i also bought recently two Burberry fragrances from a legitimate store, both are ok and authentic but batch number is not recognised on...
Getting past the fact that they are not close in smelling, i would pick NR Musc (for Him EDP, the current name) -> quality + performance are simply better.
no contest, Pure Havane.
Lanvin Avantgarde is pretty good and it can also be found extremely cheap (tester is 17$ on fragrancenet).
ouf of the two, i prefer M7 OA. But London is also a good fragrance and can be found cheaply, so i would actually get both.
+1 to what dreamer81 and Brian said.
The coffee accord in PC last only a few minutes and after that it strongly reminds of A*Men. PW has imo a better opening with the wood accord and it doesn't...
I have both of them. There are some differences only in the first 30 minutes or so. After that it's the same fragrance. As i posted on another forum, the pink pepper from the Intense shows very well...
i would go with Avant Garde: the honey & tobacco mix is pretty good. And for the price you can find this at, it's a steal.
Don't trust everything written on fragrantica. Some users there kept saying same thing about new bottle of LIDGE, when in fact differences are minimal (i even bought a bottle of May 2014 batch to...
Unfortunately on my skin it reminds me of the latest synthetic creations of Versace (Eros) and Paco Rabanne (the Black XS flankers). It is the only flanker from Guerlain Homme line which i do not...
Hermes Vetiver Tonka - Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa
TF Tuscan Leather - Pal Zileri Cuoio
Creed Royal Oud - Lomani Black Intense
Bronnley Lime & Bergamot
I think it depends on the situation. Per example i work indoor in an office environment. 95% of the time i interact with my colleagues from the company only. I certainly don't want a fragrance to...
Yes, i understand what you mean. I am sure that they did change composition, but the end product is not so much different to older version as some users claim. And performances are still excellent.
Versace pour homme as alternative for Chanel.
Dior homme sport as something different but still in the area
On my skin it is a combination of Fahrenheit Absolute with M7 OA (leaning towards Absolute).
Nice fragrance but the best longevity i got out of it was 2 hours.
Bergamotto Marino is almost impossible to find. what you can find online around this price:
Lomani Spirit Silver (23$ on fragrancex)
Azzaro Homme L'Eau & summer edition (fragrancex)
I bought a bottle from the so called reformulated batch (new bottle style, batch april 2014). I find it a bit more transparent/airy in the first 15 minutes, but after that it is identical to a 2012...
+1 Gph II.
Mont Blanc Legend & limited summer edition 2013 or 2014 (38-40$ online)
Encre Noire Sport
Lomani Spirit Silver (23$ on fragrancex)
Guerlain Homme & L'Eau Boisee (38-40$ on...
I bought a backup bottle of this one as well. One of the best fragrances under 25$ on the market.
I got the EDP for 37.75$/100 ml from fragrancenet.
Legend for me. The Intense is too sweet.
Guerlain Herba Fresca
Viaggio D'Africa = Vetiver Tonka
Cuoio = Tuscan Leather
Him = GpH II
360 Red = ADG
Tested this a few times. I do get it as a ligher TDH (more orangey in the top), but same sa remik, i get very good performances out of it. On my skin it is anything but weak.
Judging by performances, it can be only one answer: Aventus. Other than this one, Virgin Island Water is also a good choice for a casual day; for a formal evening, maybe Himalaya? I remember i used...
So do i, i get mainly a semi-sweet and quite fresh cedar + pepper.
new bottle design doesn't mean neccesary reformulation. I got a bottle of Guerlain L'Eau Boisee in October from escentual and it came with the new transparent cap. The juice is the same.
Great prices, i would buy them instantly if they are genuine (prices are too good). Guerlain L'Eau at 35 euros (as mentioned by you earlier) is also a very good price.
Three very good cheapies from fragrancex: Lomani Black Intense, Lomani Spirit Silver, Mauboussin M Generation.
Pal Zileri private collection : Viaggio D'Africa and Cuoio (fragrancenet /...
Cuoio just arrived and tested it for the past few days. I confirm: it is extremely close to Tuscan Leather (just a little bit sweeter maybe). Good performances. If you enjoy Tuscan Leather and you...
LLAM (the original not reformulated one) is a good fragrance. Diesel FFL is awful.
I like HM HiM and Gph II a lot. They are very close one to the other on my skin, for both i get a dominant black tea note + cinnamon, with the difference that HiM is not so harsh and it is a bit...
Holland was very good tactically. 2 of their central defenders were man-marking on all the pitch (Martins Indi on Silva and De Vrij on Iniesta) and when they had to follow their man, the full backs...
Rather interesting to see Colombia today, which on paper has quite a team (same goes for the belgians), but we shall see if they play like one and if it's not only some names. As for England vs...
Will sample it when i find it. Though i bet it won't smell at all like the notes would suggest.
Yep, ordered one as well. Got the Ab Spirit Silver too and i find it close to Aventus and also an extremely good release that is better than many fragrances that cost at least twice more. I need to...
How are the performances for you guys? I like the scent but i get terrible longevity with it (about 3 hours) for this type of fragrance and projection also minimal. Ussualy my skin is very friendly...
Ahh ok, i didn't check that as i saw that they ship to most of Europe and to many other smaller islands, didn't even think they don't have some alternative for the US.
Pulled the trigger for the...
I own it as well, very good flanker. Mint and citrus, as others also said. Excellent longevity for this type of fragrance (7-8 hours) and above average projection.
you can find Cuoio & essenza di Aoud at a very good price on allbeauty.com (21.75 pounds for 100 ml).
Pleasant; on my skin it is sweeter than the original. But as miner said above, it is forgettable. Though at 15$ you could do a lot worse.
Not worth. It is awful, smells like some cheap deodorant. Longevity was average on my skin but sillage was very weak.
Yeah, instead compare a 330$ fragrance with a 20$ one. Sounds more reasonable.
L'eau boisee is a great fragrance. Mint and lime in the beggining and then vetiver starts to show up after 30 mins.
Judge the fragrance on it's own, not based on 70,80,90% similarity with Aventus. Based solely on it's smell and performances, Silver beats fragrances that are much more expensive. Ussualy in this...
Guerlain Homme L'Eau
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
Armani Code Sport Athlete
Issey Sport Mint
Pal Zileri Private Collection: Blu di Provenza & Colonia Purissima (43$/100 ml on fragrancenet; or 29 pounds on allbeauty + DAD10 for 10% off)
very good fragrance. And at that price it's a steal (assuming it is legit of course).
Arrived yesterday.Yes it is very close to Aventus (not a clone though + the creed is more refined); but for untrained nose in the early stages of development, the two fragrances are identical (just...
I would describe it as an orange-aquatic of some sort. Not really natural smell but quite nice. However the main (huge) problem is that on my skin it lasts 90 minutes at best and the projection is...
Night D'Issey : it is not a flanker.
It is very close to SMW indeed and it's not as synthetic as Al Rehab Silver. In Europe you can find it at around 30 euros/100ml (iparfumerie.de / iparfumerie.at ; this retailer is present in many...
Yuzu is forgettable but Mint is a good release for spring & summer; at least on my skin it is a citric-mint. reminds me a bit of Guerlain l'Eau Boisee minus the woody notes and a bit more aromatic.
Cerruti pour homme (new 2009 release)
Hermes un jardin en Mediteranee
Kokorico by Night is sweeter and the patchouli & cedar notes are weaker. Overall not really worth of a purchase imo.
Al Rasasi Wisam Day is even better than Rehab Silver: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Rasasi/Al-Wisam-Day-19650.html
There are already 4 topics opened about this, a few on first page even; it would be good to sum all the ideas in just one of them imo.
Vetiver Fatal for me as well.
Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa
Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal
Hermes Terre D'Hermes
Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
Lalique Encre Noire
Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver...
So you created an account just to tell us that Lomani Silver is weaker than a soap. Ok, hard to believe but fair.
And you were back in fragrance business (as you said) with a Lomani purchase, as i...
Cap was changed indeed, but the juice is the same (i have both versions, with and without wood cap)
Since most of the people can't test the Lomani before purchasing (at least not here in continental Europe), they have to rely on the reviews online. Which should be spot on and without being...
The Creed and the Tom Ford suggested above don't fit the OP's requirements in terms of price.
+1 Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
YSL L'Homme Libre Cologne Toniq
John Varvatos Artisan
Chanel Edition Blanche
Guerlain L'Homme Boisee
Dior Sport 2008 version