Originally Posted by jdnba
Whats the big deal with these guys...i see you cant get a bottle for under 90 bucks...is it really tha good or is it a waste of the 90 ? I tried using the search function in the community, but my pc keeps shutting me down with that request...just looking for some opinions good or bad on what you guys think...is it worth a blind buy at 10 dollars less than benjamin?
I'd definitely sample first and not blind buy at that price, unless you have $$$ to burn. That's my advice not only for Havana, but for nearly every other hard-to-find, niche, or discontinued scent that costs a lot. In my experience, I've been underwhelmed with nearly every "holy grail" fragrance that gets praised endlessly around these parts. That's not to say there is anything wrong with our tastes, it's just that everybody's noses are different.
Havana is no exception. Like PdN NY, Chergui, Patou PH, and a few others (a year or two ago it was the discontinued Jil Sander Feeling man) that get consistently superlative reviews, I wasn't floored or found it anything worth the extra $$$ or time in finding it. They're all quite nice scents, but there are many wonderful fragrances still in production at that price range that I'd want first.