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    Exclamation John Varavatos or Canali Black Diamond?

    If I'm to buy JV or CBD, which do you recommend in terms of :
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    Longivity ?

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: John Varavatos or Canali Black Diamond?

    I can't comment on Black Diamond as I have not tried it (although I really want to) but John Varvatos is a very nice formal, masculine, mature scent with very good longevity and pretty decent sillage.
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    Default Re: John Varavatos or Canali Black Diamond?

    Sillage : Varvatos
    Longevity: Varvatos
    Scent: Canali

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    Default Re: John Varavatos or Canali Black Diamond?

    i have owned and enjoyed both but find them on a completely different scale...if i was pressed, i would pick varvatos...its a spicy,full, sexy scent that will garner many compliments...i like the fruit, spice, booze smell. Canali is leathery at the top and then smells just like canali otherwise...nice but nothing rave worthy..hope this helps!
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    This probably won't be much help but I prefer the Black Diamond for the first two hours before it becomes a confused synthetic mumbo-jumbo, at which point I prefer Varvators

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    Default Re: John Varavatos or Canali Black Diamond?

    I have both, and consider them a bit different. Canali Black Diamond is sweeter and more powdery (its also an EDP), whereas varvatos is spicier. Both share the common fruit-leather-booze vein, like a bunch of george clooney's at a party. Black Diamond lasts a good while, though it is radically different at drydown than it is at first spray (at drydown it only retains a sweet, slight powderyness that resembles more of a skin scent)

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    Default Re: John Varavatos or Canali Black Diamond?

    Quote Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
    . Canali Black Diamond is sweeter and more powdery (its also an EDP)
    That is if the bottle you get is an EDP. It is also available as an EDT ( I'm pretty sure) and more common as EDT.

    I have tried both and do own JV. I do not feel JV lasts very long on the skin. Mind you, I do have dry skin. CBD lasts longer on skin, has a nice Cool Water-esque opening and has a very nice dry down. Longevity is about 5 hours. Not good enough for me. JV on skin is less than that.

    However, if you are able to wear JV on your clothing, like say an undershirt ( beneath a shirt), then the longevity is much better and I do get "wiffs" of it during my day. Very enjoyable that way.

    JV is not perfect, sometimes ( when I over apply) it gets too sweet. But in moderation ( 3 or 4 sprays max) it is very nice. Opening of JV has a very nice creaminess to it and a date fruit note.

    I'd go with JV, especially considering you like Obsession Night Men. But try both

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    Default Re: John Varavatos or Canali Black Diamond?

    I wish if i qouted all your messages and thank you one by one for the great replies... based on your recommendations i think i will go for John Varvatos ...and may go for Canali Black later ...

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