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    I know, I know, its getting warmer but I wore Bois du Portugal today. What a glorious scent IMHO. I haven't smelled Old Spice in probably 10 years at least but I can't imagine the two are anything alike. Does Bois du Portugal really smell like Old Spice?
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    I used to steal my dads Old Spice when I was a kid, and I don't think BdP smells like old spice at all. I got a sample and ordered a bottle last week, great stuff. I haven't tried a Creed I disliked yet.
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    I used to use my big brother's Old Spice.

    And I love Bois du Portugal. Not they are not the same, Bois is much drier and spicey.
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    So who actually claimed they were similar (which, as has been pointed out, they are not) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    So who actually claimed they were similar (which, as has been pointed out, they are not) ?
    In the reviews for it, there are a few people who said they thought it smelled like old spice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Monkey View Post
    In the reviews for it, there are a few people who said they thought it smelled like old spice.
    It's a bizarre claim all right! No they smell nothing alike, nothing at all. The only thing that smells like BdP is Patou pour Homme, and that is discontnued.
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    You know, I actually am finding that BdP works great in warm weather. (maybe even better!) The fragrance opens up more and as long as you don't overdo it (which is very easy to do), you'll be ok. It is great at night, outside, in slighly humid weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard View Post
    It's a bizarre claim all right! No they smell nothing alike, nothing at all. The only thing that smells like BdP is Patou pour Homme, and that is discontnued.
    Eluard, Patou Pour Homme is not the only thing. Try Les Néréides' Oriental Lumpur if you get a chance. There's a remarkable congruence.

    For what it's worth, I think Bois du Portugal smells nothing like Old Spice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard View Post
    It's a bizarre claim all right! No they smell nothing alike, nothing at all. The only thing that smells like BdP is Patou pour Homme, and that is discontnued.
    I recently tried Patou pour homme and dont see any major similarities between it and BdP. The bitter herbal - patchouli infused with smooth woods character sufficiently distinguishes itself from BdPs' predominantly powerful notes of lavender, cedar and vetiver.

    To my nose, PdN New York smells the most similar to BdP although it also is pretty much its own fragrance. Some may also find it easier to wear than BdP.

    I havent tired Oriental Lumpur but it seems like its mainly composed of spices.

    Wow@ the mention of so many fantastic fragrance - I guess I am going to go and spray them all on myself now
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    I love BdP,wore it in warm weather & it was fine.Can`t help with the Old Spice similarity because i haven`t smelt it in years.Bdp is one of my favourite Creed along with GIT.
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    Hey, you, you BdP lover... I'm trying to expand this cult: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bois-d...18488371505126
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    Default Re: Bois du Portugal

    It's a pretty unique scent IMO. I can't think of anything that pops in my mind that comes close.

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    I generally find Creed's really show their heart in warmer weather. The heat seems to open them up for me.
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    A rich, resourceful, formal classic, powerhouse evening scent, I could not stop my self praising this fragrant artwork
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