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    Default Joop! Homme & Original Santal Creed

    Having never sampled OS Creed, I noticed that it contains almost identical notes as Joop! Homme - sandlewood, cinnamon, vanilla, tonka beans, orange (blossom in JH, tree absolute in OS). I was wondering if those who have sampled both can tell me if OS is in the same ballpark as JH.
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    Default Re: Joop! Homme & Original Santal Creed

    OS does resemble JOOP a bit...not as strong though.
    I like both.

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    Default Re: Joop! Homme & Original Santal Creed

    I agree. I tested them side by side and they're much alike. Original Santal is not as strong as Joop though, and a lot better.I didn't get the Allure Homme comparisons some made. Original Santal is in the same category as Joop Homme or Cristobal pour Homme.
    I wonder why they called it Santal though, there isn't a bit of Santal to detect in it.

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    Default Re: Joop! Homme & Original Santal Creed

    Similar indeed.
    Especially on the drydown.
    However the Creed is much more wearable & less cloying. Stellar longevity on par with BdP as an extra bonus.


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    Default Re: Joop! Homme & Original Santal Creed

    Yeah! The new naming policy of Creed is truly puzzling.

    First Original Vetiver; Original?!? Vetiver?!

    The first Creed Vetiver was launched 56 years earlier, it's also not very original in an other sense of the word; as we all know, it's very similar to Mugler Cologne.

    Also, I have to admit I can't detect any Vetiver in it. Honestly, how did they come up with that name?

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    Default Re: Joop! Homme & Original Santal Creed

    BdP rocks!
    keepin' it musky
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