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    Default Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Yesterday I tried and bought Aramis 900 and it goes directly into my all time top 3! I do not understand how I have been able to ignore this scent for so many years (ok, it cannot be found in my country but still.....).

    I have tried it from time to time (when travelling abroad) but never done a real "full body testing". But now I finally bought it and I have not been able to take away my nose from myself

    But I really do recognize this smell - from women! I often smell it on the street. I know (now) that it is 99% similar to Clinique Aromatics Elixir but since I am quite sure that the Clinique version is not too common here it must be something else. So, my question is:

    Which other female scent smells like Aramis 900 ?

    (smelling my wrist again) DAMN it's good!!!

    Mic.

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    Mikeperez was singing the praises of Clinique Aromatiques recently. Maybe he could shed some light on the comparison.

    I must say I love threads that make me want to try something that I've previously overlooked.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Your reaction is very similar to my one that I posted about here three months ago when I came across Aramis 900 for the first time in Berlin. I had to buy it on the spot - full price!
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Your reaction is very similar to my one that I posted about here three months ago when I came across Aramis 900 for the first time in Berlin. I had to buy it on the spot - full price!
    Renato
    I also bought it in Germany (Dόsseldorf airport)

    Mic.

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    Hm, the only one I have that is very similar to Aromatics Elixir (which I also have) is Azuree. So, that might be it. How popular or available are the classic Estee Lauders there?

    Oh, just thought of another. Might it be Eau Dynamisante? That's another herbal fragrance for women.
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    Mic — can you look on the bottle and tell us where yours was made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard View Post
    Mic — can you look on the bottle and tell us where yours was made.
    Yep!

    On the sticker at the bottom of the bottle is says: Made in England 3661 (what does 3661 mean?)

    Mic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic View Post
    Yep!

    On the sticker at the bottom of the bottle is says: Made in England 3661 (what does 3661 mean?)

    Mic.
    I don't know what 3661 means but I have noticed previously that Aramis fragrances are made in different places in the world and have regional differences depending on where they are made. I first noticed this with Havana — I have one made in Switzerland and another made in South Africa and they are subtly different in the top notes (I prefer the Sth African one.)

    An Aramis 900 made in the U.K. might be different to one manufactured in the U.S.
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    Most of Lauder's/Aramis classics are made in London England - 900, JHL, Devin, Tuscany.

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    Have always loved both 900 and Aromatics Elixir alike -- both are superb herbal frags heavy on the greenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Most of Lauder's/Aramis classics are made in London England - 900, JHL, Devin, Tuscany.
    Interesting! Even JHL! Is 900 readily available in the U.S.? I just looked at Fragrance X and they don't have it online.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    You are now in erudite company: scentemental always rates 900 very highly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet_guy View Post
    You are now in erudite company: scentemental always rates 900 very highly.
    That's a rec that's good enough for me.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Aramis 900 is readily available in the U.S. Check Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's.

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    Ha! Here is the thread that answers the poster's original question:

    Aromatics vs 900

    and also

    900
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    Default Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard View Post
    Mikeperez was singing the praises of Clinique Aromatiques recently. Maybe he could shed some light on the comparison.

    I must say I love threads that make me want to try something that I've previously overlooked.
    Just noticed this thread...

    Here's the thing - I love the way Aromatics Elixir smells on other people, but on me it really is a mess. From what I remember...the same can be said for 900.

    Before this thread, I had no idea that you could compare them side-by-side so closely - but it seems that you can. If you remember guys the same goes for the other Estee Lauder / Aramis scents: Cinnabar = JHL

    However more recently, you can't really see similarities in the womens and men's fragrances - they are much more different now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post

    Before this thread, I had no idea that you could compare them side-by-side so closely - but it seems that you can. If you remember guys the same goes for the other Estee Lauder / Aramis scents: Cinnabar = JHL

    The same can be said with Estee/Aramis:
    Allage = Devin
    Azzure = Aramis
    Estee = Lauder for men

    There is just some thing about 900 - be aromatherphy or what ever but when I wear that scent my mood and mind is more relaxed and creative. I hang out with a lot of artist and many of the female Aromatics is their signature scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    The same can be said with Estee/Aramis:
    Allage = Devin
    Azzure = Aramis
    Estee = Lauder for men

    There is just some thing about 900 - be aromatherphy or what ever but when I wear that scent my mood and mind is more relaxed and creative. I hang out with a lot of artist and many of the female Aromatics is their signature scent.
    You are in possession of a lot of interesting information there scentimus! There is a long lost, highly lamented Aramis scent called Chromatics. Do you happen to know if that was also doubled up by a Lauder scent? There might be a few people who would be glad to see that one again!

    Actually I have a second question as well. There are many items listed on ebay that are Aramis 900, then down below it says Herbal Eau de Gologne. Is this the original Aramis 900 that everyone is talking about here or is that a different scent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard View Post
    You are in possession of a lot of interesting information there scentimus! There is a long lost, highly lamented Aramis scent called Chromatics. Do you happen to know if that was also doubled up by a Lauder scent? There might be a few people who would be glad to see that one again!

    Actually I have a second question as well. There are many items listed on ebay that are Aramis 900, then down below it says Herbal Eau de Gologne. Is this the original Aramis 900 that everyone is talking about here or is that a different scent?
    It is the same scent. I think it was called Aramis 900 at it's release but later the "Herbal....." was added to the name. My brand new bottle has that name.

    Mic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic View Post
    It is the same scent. I think it was called Aramis 900 at it's release but later the "Herbal....." was added to the name. My brand new bottle has that name.

    Mic.
    Thanks Mic! Much obliged.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Well, if A900(never smelled it) smells like CAE..............it's not for me! My youngest sister and my DW both wear CAE and I can't stand it. It's bitter and synthetic to me.


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    900's one of the few men's fragrances that's truly worth a shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    900's one of the few men's fragrances that's truly worth a shit.
    Short, to the point and 100% accurate -

    Well said pluran!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    Short, to the point and 100% accurate -

    Well said pluran!
    Rubbish! It's just an example of argumentative hyperbolae. There are many, many great male fragrances and I could rattle off twenty without even trying. So, for that matter, could Pluran — because he has an excellent knowledge of male fragrances!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard View Post
    Rubbish! It's just an example of argumentative hyperbolae. There are many, many great male fragrances and I could rattle off twenty without even trying. So, for that matter, could Pluran — because he has an excellent knowledge of male fragrances!


    I and most Basenoters could also rattle off twenty without trying - that, however, is not the point that pluran made and with which I agreed:

    Out of the thousands of male fragrances - past and present - there is a very small percentage - at most a couple hundred - that are truly great fragrances.

    IMHO, Aramis 900 is one of them and I agreed with pluran when he stated that. I don't see that as being argumentative or spinning the subject matter - just a statement of my opinion.

    If you don't think Aramis 900 is one of the all-time classic fragrances, you certainly have the right and the ability to say so.

    I respect your right to hold whatever opinion you have, even if I disagree with it.

    Similarly, I would hope that you would respect my right to hold whatever opinion I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post


    I and most Basenoters could also rattle off twenty without trying - that, however, is not the point that pluran made and with which I agreed:

    Out of the thousands of male fragrances - past and present - there is a very small percentage - at most a couple hundred - that are truly great fragrances.

    IMHO, Aramis 900 is one of them and I agreed with pluran when he stated that. I don't see that as being argumentative or spinning the subject matter - just a statement of my opinion.

    If you don't think Aramis 900 is one of the all-time classic fragrances, you certainly have the right and the ability to say so.

    I respect your right to hold whatever opinion you have, even if I disagree with it.

    Similarly, I would hope that you would respect my right to hold whatever opinion I have.
    I'm sorry but I have to wonder about your ability to read. And, no, I don't respect your ability to misunderstand in such a flagrant fashion what I said, and what previous posters have said. And my lack of respect increases with every line you write.

    I am not saying that 900 is not "one of the all-time classic fragrances" and I don't see how you've gotten that from what I've said.


    The issue was not whether, as you say "Out of the thousands of male fragrances - past and present - there is a very small percentage - at most a couple hundred - that are truly great fragrances." but rather whether 900 is one of the "few men's fragrances that's truly worth a shit". It is the latter claim that is nonsense, but you appararently want to reinterpret it in the way that suits you. Fine, but don't dare correct me when I interpret it accurately.


    Do you undedrstand English? Do you know what hyperbolae is? Do you understand the difference between "few X's are worth a shit" and "few are truly great fragrances"?

    Pluran's statement was unrestrained argumentative hyperbolae — of the kind that he's been throwing out a lot lately. A pity that you seem to have become misled by it.
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    Eluard,

    We have both stated our positions and it doesn't bother me that your interpretation is different than mine. I accept you as you are.

    Why don't we give the people reading these posts a break and just agree to disagree.

    I am not going to comment or be drawn into this any further than you have already taken me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    Eluard,

    We have both stated our positions and it doesn't bother me that your interpretation is different than mine. I accept you as you are.

    Why don't we give the people reading these posts a break and just agree to disagree.

    I am not going to comment or be drawn into this any further than you have already taken me.
    This is fine by me — you misunderstood what part of Pluran's statement I was objecting to, and responded. I think I've made it clear now what I was objecting to and why. I see nothing more to add to this. It was just an unfortunate and unnecessary disagreement. I was not denying the claim that A 900 is a great scent. Only that it was not one of the few that is worth a shit.

    Peace now.
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    Write here only to say, ARAMIS 900 is one of the best classical masculine perfumes I've ever smelled. It's truly timeless. I wondered that it is made several decades ago and is pretty wearable now for a 20-something guy!
    (Also as a non native English speaker here, I think calling Aramis 900 "one of the few that is worth a shit" doesn't mean it is a GOOD classic!)

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    msi_21 are you really in Tehran? I used to live in Tehran when I was much younger. Glad you joined in the Aramis 900 debate.

    I think Aramis 900 is wonderful.

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