Before I got into powerhouse fragrances I remember smelling a vintage bottle of Drakkar Noir and thinking how cloying it was due to it's strength. Def not a bad scent but just to overpowering. Fast forward to 2012 and Oh how I wish they would bring it back. At the time I did not respect it's true beauty but since I started collecting true powerhouse fragrances i thought I would give the new formula of Drakkar noir a chance. Let me say the new formula is not bad it still has the Drakkar Noir feel but you have to agree that it's not the same in strength. I was quite dissapointed in it. I bought a bottle that was created in 2011 and the longevity on me was 4 hrs top and it seems the overall structure of the scent is sweeter. Distraught over my findings I had read reviews that Caesar man smelled like vintage Drakkar noir. I bought a bottle of Caesar and the top notes do smell like Drakkar Noir but the middle and base notes ruin it for me. They are just way to sweet and cloying. Alas Lomani Pour Homme comes on the scene. I read some reviews on basenotes and other sites claiming how good Lomani portrayed Drakkar noir. Some say it reminded them of coolwater but I don't link Lomani with coolwater whatsoever. In my opinion Lomani does a very good job of portraying vintage Drakkar Noir than the new formula Drakkar and Caesar. The thing I like about Lomani Is when you first apply this you get this rush of lavender that hits right on with Drakkar Noir but the real beauty shines is when you get to the middle and base notes. It transitiones into this darker rugged feel where the new formula of Drakkar and Caesar stay sickly sweet. I have owned all three of these scents and depending on where you buy these and the size of the bottles Drakkar is anywhere between 15-65 dollars where Caesar is 10- 20 dollars and I bought my 3.3 OZ of Lomani For under 10 bucks. I have tested out all three of these fragrance and the one that got me two compliments back to back is Lomani Pour Homme. A truly great fragrance that I can not say enough about. An unbelievable fragrance for it's price. What do you guys think of Lomani compared too the other guys? If all three are structured the same why did Lomani get me the compliments? The new Drakkar Noir is not even close to powerhouse strength so for now Lomani Pour Homme is my choice. Thanks for reading and look forward to your insights.
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10/22/12 at 1:34pm