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    I got my bottle of Creed Himalaya today, and did a side by side comparison to Paco Rabbane XS.

    My they are similar. They have far more in common than they have different.

    I have a hard time fathoming why XS is one of the cheapest scents around. If Himalaya is that good (as I think it is) why does XS take such a drubbing in the discount stakes?
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    Himalaya doesn't really smell like XS to me anymore. On paper, they're almost the same, yeah, but after owning both for a few months, they're completely distinguishable, whether in a wrist comparison or separate from each other.

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    They're very similar, but I can tell them apart on skin. Given that, I prefer XS.

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    Well you can add Herrera for men to that list..its virtually identical to XS...just got this one in my mail and i am shocked to find its so so similar to XS...

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    When I first smelled Antidote by Viktor & Rolf I thought it smelled very familiar. A couple days later I dabbed on some Himalaya from a sample & it reminded me of the Antidote. I put a couple drops from my Antidote sample on the back of my hand & did a comparison w/ the Himalaya. I think these two smell pretty similar, as well. Does anyone else get this? Of course Antidote doesn't have the "Creed house note" which is pretty prevalent in Himalaya.

    I haven't smelled XS, but if it's like a "poor man's" (or woman's, ahem) Himalaya, I may need to sniff this one out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts
    Well you can add Herrera for men to that list..its virtually identical to XS...just got this one in my mail and i am shocked to find its so so similar to XS...

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    They're certainly the same style scent, but Herrera has that odd discordant note for me sets it instantly apart from XS.
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    So I guess your bottle's going back ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie
    When I first smelled Antidote by Viktor & Rolf I thought it smelled very familiar. A couple days later I dabbed on some Himalaya from a sample & it reminded me of the Antidote. I put a couple drops from my Antidote sample on the back of my hand & did a comparison w/ the Himalaya. I think these two smell pretty similar, as well. Does anyone else get this? Of course Antidote doesn't have the "Creed house note" which is pretty prevalent in Himalaya.

    I haven't smelled XS, but if it's like a "poor man's" (or woman's, ahem) Himalaya, I may need to sniff this one out.
    I was wearing XS six months ago as I ordered lunch at a restaurant. The absolutely gorgeous blond woman who took my order seemed smitten by what I was wearing.

    I sure didn't feel poor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    I was wearing XS six months ago as I ordered lunch at a restaurant. The absolutely gorgeous blond woman who took my order seemed smitten by what I was wearing.

    I sure didn't feel poor.
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    Oh don't get me wrong, I'm just going by what I've heard. I mean, I've heard Kenneth Cole Reaction referred as a "poor man's Creed MI." Reaction is one of my absolute favorites. I don't mean the whole "poor man's" statement as a reflection on the frag at all.
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    These two really are similar but I find that they are most different in the dry down. Not sure how to describe it though - might just be my nose.

    However, I prefer XS because it is a true quality scent and also because the price tag on it is 1/8 that of Himalaya's. (I purchased my XS tester for less than 20$)

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    Even though I don't own Himalaya, I do own XS. I purchased it about a month ago, and all I know is that it's a kick-butt fragrance. Don't know why it's given the lable "poor man's Himalaya" when XS came out first.
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    I love Himalaya and see similarities between it and D&G By Man.

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    I really like creed, but I just don't get himalaya. I re-tested it yesterday in honour of this round of himalaya threads, but still no joy. To me it is very average. Still, each to their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante
    I love Himalaya and see similarities between it and D&G By Man.
    My first reaction was No. But I sprayed some on each hand and can sort of see where you're coming from, though By seems spicier to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Six
    Even though I don't own Himalaya, I do own XS. I purchased it about a month ago, and all I know is that it's a kick-butt fragrance. Don't know why it's given the lable "poor man's Himalaya" when XS came out first.
    Perhaps it should be rephrased as
    "Himalaya - the wealthier man's XS"

    Makes sense grammatically too.
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    Himalaya's a nice, refreshing scent but the only thing is I can't get it to last one me. It smells awesome for like an hour and then disapears. Does XS last longer? If it does I will definitely be needing a decant of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcomet
    Himalaya's a nice, refreshing scent but the only thing is I can't get it to last one me. It smells awesome for like an hour and then disapears. Does XS last longer? If it does I will definitely be needing a decant of that.
    XS lasts hours on me. I don't know about the Himalaya/XS comparison, but XS by itself is a wonderful woody/floral type of perfume that isn't cloying no matter how much you apply, and even so, just a bit will be enough to last long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcomet
    Himalaya's a nice, refreshing scent but the only thing is I can't get it to last one me. It smells awesome for like an hour and then disapears. Does XS last longer? If it does I will definitely be needing a decant of that.
    I get good lasting power out of XS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    I got my bottle of Creed Himalaya today, and did a side by side comparison to Paco Rabbane XS.

    My they are similar. They have far more in common than they have different.

    I have a hard time fathoming why XS is one of the cheapest scents around. If Himalaya is that good (as I think it is) why does XS take such a drubbing in the discount stakes?
    Renato
    Try the new Creed Himalaya soap, which I have. And then the Creed Himalaya fragrance after. It's an incredible experience. And the soap is quite large, so it lasts a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savvy_Nose
    Try the new Creed Himalaya soap, which I have. And then the Creed Himalaya fragrance after. It's an incredible experience. And the soap is quite large, so it lasts a long time.
    Thanks, sounds interesting. But it's unlikely I'll see the soap at a reasonable price on the internet from a place with low delivery costs, and I won't pay the high local prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    Thanks, sounds interesting. But it's unlikely I'll see the soap at a reasonable price on the internet from a place with low delivery costs, and I won't pay the high local prices.
    Renato
    I would love to get these body products at a discounted price - heres hoping
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