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    Default Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana?

    I've been testing a lot of different colognes the past couple of weeks, and I have it narrowed down to Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana for Men.

    I've sniffed Brit, and it's very nice, but the powder smell on the drydown is a bit feminine. I also wonder if it's a little too similar to Burberry London, which I already have.

    I can't seem to find a place to sniff Santana, but I've read glowing reviews of it here. The spicy apple smell sounds wonderful, but is the cologne really strong and musky?

    I prefer subtle, smooth, non-overpowering scents. I currently rotate YSL L'Homme, Burberry London, and Nautica Voyage, so I'm looking for something that will add a little bit of variety to my limited collection.

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    Default Re: Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana?

    If you like Brit but not the powdery dry down, try Armani Code.
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    Default Re: Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana?

    I'd go with Brit. I like it and I think it smells different enough from London that I own both.

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    Default Re: Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana?

    If Brit is too powdery, maybe one of the Chanel Allures would be an alternative. I think Code is missing the lemony top notes and is thus much darker than Brit.

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    Default Re: Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana?

    Brit's the more subtle of the two, but Santana's sexier and stronger.
    If subtlety's your thing, though, by all means go for the Brit.

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    Great rotation. I think Burberry Brit would fit in fine. Plus it's not as powdery-sweet and the end of the drydown.

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    Default Re: Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana?

    I find Santana to have about the same strength, presence and smoothness of L'Homme - I actually find them a bit similar in execution. If you took out the lemon and ginger in L'Homme and replaced it with some lavender, cinnamon and apples, you've got Santana.
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    Default Re: Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana?

    Quote Originally Posted by kstorm View Post
    I've been testing a lot of different colognes the past couple of weeks, and I have it narrowed down to Burberry Brit or Carlos Santana for Men.

    I've sniffed Brit, and it's very nice, but the powder smell on the drydown is a bit feminine. I also wonder if it's a little too similar to Burberry London, which I already have.

    I can't seem to find a place to sniff Santana, but I've read glowing reviews of it here. The spicy apple smell sounds wonderful, but is the cologne really strong and musky?

    I prefer subtle, smooth, non-overpowering scents. I currently rotate YSL L'Homme, Burberry London, and Nautica Voyage, so I'm looking for something that will add a little bit of variety to my limited collection.
    If you live in the US, I have seen testers of Santana in JC Penneys.
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