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    Default A Men or New Haarlem?

    I'm off from work today so I am heading to Saks to break in my credit card. Which one
    should I buy?

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    This is a REALLY tough call....
    You should get both...but from Ebay or something....patience is rewarded ;D

    However, if you want to get them from SAKS....and you can only get one....then get NH

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    New Haarlem
    "You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand

    "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    A*men is brighter and "friendlier" IMO. New Haarlem is very heavy and I consider it more dark and brooding. A*men is a cotton candy type of sweetness while New Haarlem is a bittersweet coffee. They're about equal in terms of sillage and longevity. It would be a tough call but in the end I would pick A*men because it's easier to wear IMO.

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    New Haarlem - no question.
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    2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
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    8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    9. Dia For Men by Amouage
    10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    After buying New Haarlem, I simply can't wear A*men anymore. It's a good scent, but it's going on my trade list. Smells synthetic and very brash now to me, compared to the smooth complexity of New Haarlem.

    Now, I would recomend you getting Rochas Man instead of A*men.

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    Breaking in credit card?

    Pricewise:
    A*man: small break
    New Haarlem: BIG break ;D ;D

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    New Haarlem is the one I prefer, but admittedly it's hard to get my mind around the price of that big bottle. You have some special liking for star-shaped things?

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    Have you tried Hanae Mori? I like it as much as these 2.
    Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/253...er-100-items!!

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    NH RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    NH without question. But don't even bother with a big bottle. Get the smaller bottle as you will never need more than two sprays of this at a time. One is best actually.

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    I could see A*Men being a more "clubbing" scent than New Haarlem, if that's what you're after. If you're after a sweet scent, A*Men would get the nod. If sweet is not your bag, and clubs aren't your scene, New Haarlem is the easy choice. Deep, dark coffee without the cloying sweetness of A*Men. For me, its much easier to wear.

    Cheers,
    Jim

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    New Haarlem. I found Amen not to my taste at all. The GF thought it was pretty icky as well, and we both adore NH.
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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    i can stand A men, quite apart from that everyone will know u are wearing A men. go for NH

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    Default Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    A*Men won the Basenotes Best Men's Fragrance Award for 2005. If the preference here continues, could New Haarlem possibly replace it for 2006?

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