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    Lightbulb The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Many of you on this board have tried a lot of fragrances and can detect when one smells almost exactly like another one. I don't mean designer impostors which are cheap duplication of brand-name perfumes or fragrances that have the same accord or notes. Please post here the pairs that you are aware of that are very similar or almost knock-offs.

    I will start with the obvious ones:

    Ralph Lauren PURPLE LABEL = Bond No. 9 BLEECKER STREET
    Creed SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER = Bond No. 9 HAMPTONS
    Creed MILLESIME IMPERIAL = Sean John UNFORGIVABLE
    Creed GREEN IRISH TWEED = Davidoff COOL WATER

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    The only pair that comes to my mind:

    Diptyque TAM DAO = Christian Lacroix: TUMULTE
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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    CK Contradiction Men=Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Bond No9 Great Jones=Paco Rabanne pour homme,exactly the same!
    Last edited by giannis; 1st October 2006 at 04:34 PM.

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    Gucci ENVY = Floris SANTAL
    Creed GREEN IRISH TWEED = Floris J.F. (perhaps, let the bashing begin)
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    Dolce & Gabbana BY MAN = DK UNLEADED

    Chanel EGOISTE = Paco Rabanne TENERE

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    Minotaure - Roma Uomo

    Colonia Assoluta - Armani PH

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    Dunhill Desire ~ Ferrari Black ~ Boss Bottled

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    I found similaties between Kenzo Jungle Man and M7 fresh,and Rive Gauche and KenzoAir.... Is thar a battel between Kenzo and I s L?
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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by costello
    Diptyque TAM DAO = Christian Lacroix: TUMULTE
    Agree with that one.

    I'd also add: Mugler Cologne = Creed OV

    Some say they can tell a difference ... but to me, they're identical.

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    Unforgivable = Bond #9 Wall Street (not Millesime Imperial IMO)
    Bond #9 Chez Bond = GIT = Coolwater
    Etro Gomma = Knize Ten
    Gucci Envy = Yves Rocher Tel Quel

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Eau Sauvage and Capucci PH have extremely similar openings.

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Dolce & Gabanna PH & Claiborne Realities are pretty similar.
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    Christian Lacroix Tumulte pour Homme - CdG Kyoto
    Montale Soleil de Capri - D&G Light Blue

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    There are always strange suggestions on threads like this.
    Of course there are never any definite answer (with a very few exceptions, though) about that two scents are similar to everyone, but I must say a suggestion like Kenzoair and Rive Gauche is a liiiittle doubtful.
    The Kenzo is fresh and "wet" with notes like vetiver and anise, whilst RG is a powdery and and dry powerhouse packed with woods and patchouli and a completely different take on a vetiver note...

    IMO, there are loads of scent that seems to be very similar, but when you smell them side by side they aren't that similar actually.
    Another note is that a scent may be very similar to another in either only the topnotes or in only some phases of its drydown.

    So my suggestions of quite similar scents are:


    X by CC is a little similar to Sandalwood Cologne in its top, but dries down to something more similar to Declaration by Cartier.

    Musc Ravageur and A*Men in their basenotes.

    Brit, Armani Code and Prada Man.

    Geir to Chanel Allure Sport in its topnotes.

    Agua Verde by Salvador Dali and Gucci Envy.

    And the two that are most similar from both opening and drydown, is GIT and Cool Water....

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    Here are my examples: Again, not similiar but exact copies.

    Aramis=Estee Lauders Knowing

    JHL=Cinnabar......JHL is also very very very similiar to youth dew, a virtual copy but not like cinnabar.

    Aramis 900=Aeromatics Elixir

    Aramis Devin=Aliage
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    Madini Winter = Tuscany by Aramis

    I've also smelled three other Madini's for men that are driving me crazy because they smell so much like things my dad and grandfather wore, that I don't know the names of. They are "Winter", "Sahara" and "Musk Pierre". Winter especially brings back memories of something my grandfather wore.

    I'd be happy to send test strips to any of you who want them, if you think you could tell me what they resemble (or even if you're just interested). Just send me an email at perfumeinfo(at)tigerflag.com .

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    Creed Original Vetiver <=> TM Cologne
    Ungaro II <=> Chanel PM Concentree

    Acqua Classica - Borsari Parma a lighter version of Eau de Marvellies (I prefer EdM even if it costs a lot more)

    Curve for Men <=> New Greenbriar
    Royal Copenhagen <=> Jockey Club (in the past I thought JC smelled like Canoe but I retried it and now think it is like Royal Copenhagen. Still, I prefer Royal Copenhagen... it is able to retain the top notes longer & bring out the leather to an extent)
    Body Kouros <=> Cuba Gold
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    Allure Homme Sport smells remarkably like Jeans by Tommy Hilfiger which in turn smells a lot like Happy by Clinique. Or is it just my nose??

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    JPG Le Male = Perry Ellis 360 White

    Dunhill Pure = Kenneth Cole Signature

    Dior Higher = CK Crave

    These three are dead on if you ask me. I'd suggest that each pair is the same liquid, bottled and marketed different.

    I vote that Green Irish Tweed is similar to Cool Water, but way better and surely a different fragrance.
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by shifts
    Montale Soleil de Capri - D&G Light Blue
    I'll have to check this out. I love Montale's SOLEIL DE CAPRI but is quite expensive. D&G LIGHT BLUE might be a good alternative.

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by deepthought
    Allure Homme Sport smells remarkably like Jeans by Tommy Hilfiger which in turn smells a lot like Happy by Clinique. Or is it just my nose??
    I can understand your Jeans & Happy comparison (but I don't think they're THAT similar), but I don't get the Allure Sport comparison at all...
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    Bogart (signature) and Paco Rabanne PH are quite similar. Bogart seems to be more peppery and strong, but once that sharp accord fades, not much between the two.

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    Ralph Lauren PURPLE LABEL = Bond No. 9 BLEECKER STREET
    Oh really?

    Chanel EGOISTE = Paco Rabanne TENERE
    Oh really??

    Ok now I'm damn curious to try those two out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie
    I can understand your Jeans & Happy comparison (but I don't think they're THAT similar), but I don't get the Allure Sport comparison at all...
    Well, I did include a disclaimer, 'Is it just my nose'. So, if no-one else can smell the similarities, it IS my nose!

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    Ferrari Black and Desire for a man.
    Note the similarities in the top, mid AND base notes.
    Disclaimer: This is how they smell on MY skin and it also might just be my nose!
    The above disclaimer is subject to alteration..........

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Similars...

    XS, Himalaya and Chic

    - same juniper berry-dominated opening. XS being strongest, Chic being lightest


    Unforgivable and Wall Street and Millesime Imperial.

    - Variation on the same fizzy pop and fruit theme. Unforgivable being the most resolute and MI bit more complex and briny


    Original Santal and Mont Blanc Individuel are also very similar. I consider the Individuel to be a sloppier little brother of OS.
    Last edited by Scentronic; 3rd October 2006 at 04:18 PM.
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    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Duc de Vervins = Drakkar Noir

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Gucci Rush = Azzaro Visit
    Gucci PH = Montale Greyland
    Currently wearing: Gucci pour Homme by Gucci

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    Default Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    I found that Habit Rouge (Citrus top/Vanilla heart) has some similarities with Opium by YSL which also shares a very similar middle with Xyerus Rouge by Givenchy (Strong Red Pepper Accord).

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