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    AromiErotici
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    Default Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    Just snagged a bottle of this for a really low price. I have never tried nor smelled this frag and it will undoubtedly go into the war chest.

    I have sampled original worth pour homme in the mini bottle, so can I expect a slightly stronger variance or is it noticeably different from its namesake?

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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    I picked off a bottle on ebay last year thinking that it would be the steroidal version of little brother. Ach! It's a harsh melange of things like fried eel and that sack of onions you misplaced under the sink last spring. It's quite possible my bottle was used to prop open a window in a dank basement apothecary and was exposed to the sun and the wind and the rain for a few years. Oh, and the occasional rivulet of wino urine, too. It's not on my sale list and I wouldn't even stick it in a sale box as an extra. At least it was cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirwest View Post
    I picked off a bottle on ebay last year thinking that it would be the steroidal version of little brother. Ach! It's a harsh melange of things like fried eel and that sack of onions you misplaced under the sink last spring. It's quite possible my bottle was used to prop open a window in a dank basement apothecary and was exposed to the sun and the wind and the rain for a few years. Oh, and the occasional rivulet of wino urine, too. It's not on my sale list and I wouldn't even stick it in a sale box as an extra. At least it was cheap.
    Maybe I can layer it with Haschish Homme and cause a casualty or two.......

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    I hope mine was just old and off. Even the bottle itself looked a little dodgy and has a kind of oily sheen to it that doesn't look quite right with the gold toned glass. I like Worth, not a great one but certainly a good one to list with the other hairy chested powerhoues and have to imagine a concentre' to be a good thing for worn out noses like ours. Hope yours arrives in better shape.

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    I am ( at times ) a complete idiot. I was digging through the war chest looking for my mini of Worth PH and what do I find? Yep..... a mini of Haute concentration that I forgot I had and never tried.

    At any rate, I sampled it and it's not too shabby. Clinical opening with lavender and rosemary with piney woods and florals right on its tail. Amber,cedar, leather and moss in the base.

    This is a fougere from the powerhouse days all right. It's actually a clean scent, albeit a strong one. Like members have stated; it is similar to Paco, but a smoother ride.

    My apologies for posting this thread when I had a mini of this the whole time. My bad....

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    No need to apologize. Now we all have some idea what it smells like (and from your description, it smells a lot like the most recent formulation of Worth PH I had a couple of years ago.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by levente View Post
    No need to apologize. Now we all have some idea what it smells like (and from your description, it smells a lot like the most recent formulation of Worth PH I had a couple of years ago.).
    I am unskilled pertaining to WPH reformulations. I "believe" the mini in question is vintage because it came in the paisley box, but I may be mistaken.

    The bottle I referred to that I just picked up for a cheap price ( more than likely) is a reformulation. The box shown with the bottle isn't the paisley box. It's almost like the packaging for Carven Homme with the see-through plastic face on the box.

    Last edited by AromiErotici; 4th July 2009 at 02:23 PM.

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    I have been wearing Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration (Paisley Box) since 1989 and it is truly an extraordinary fragrance! Rich, invigorating, fresh and very masculine. It has a base of amber, leather, musk, and oak moss like many of the 80's scents, with Juniper Berry and Vetiver in the top and middle notes. Paco is out-dated and out-classed by this masterpiece!
    The original Worth Pour Homme eau de toilette (Green Bottle) is not bad, either, but can't compete with the haute concentration. The current reformulation (Plain blue Box) is absolute rubbish. It smells like a cheaper version of Paco with more alcohol and less originality.
    The bottle picture above in the gold box is the first version of the reformulation and also smells like garbage. When I contacted Worth Paris in 2001, they said that a Brittish company had started making it and updated the fragrance to comply with industry standards - that's fragrance biz' code for cheaper ingredients and more alcohol! These guys are almost as bad as Bernini!

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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    Miles welcome to Basenotes ,,
    A blazing entry into the forums .
    You have piqued my love for this sleeper even more now !
    I have been using the current reformulated version for some years now & i like it ....
    Would you be able to post a pic of your Paisley Box & bottle version ?
    Aromi ... the one you mentioned Garbage or not is a must try for me now
    cheers
    Last edited by Dimitrios; 16th July 2009 at 09:11 AM.

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    I can only assume garbage is in the nose of the beholder.

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    Greetings, gentlemen.
    Forgive the delayed response.
    I will post photos soon of the original cologne (green box) and the amazing haute concentration (red and blue paisley box). As the other member pointed out, rubbish is in the nose of the beholder - absolutely true. My own strong opinion is that the new juice is far inferior to the original haute concentration of the 80's. This is, however, my opinion.

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    This is my first attempt at including a photo of my beloved Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration.
    Hopefully it will be easliy visible - if not, feel free to advise on how to do it properly.

    Cheers,
    Miles
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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Perlich View Post
    I...It has a base of amber, leather, musk, and oak moss like many of the 80's scents, with Juniper Berry and Vetiver in the top and middle notes. ...
    The original Worth Pour Homme eau de toilette (Green Bottle) is not bad, either, but can't compete with the haute concentration. ...
    This is all very interesting. By accident, I acquired Worth pour Homme HC SOAP. It was an accident because the online distributor listed it simply as Worth pour Homme soap. I like the EDT and wanted a matching soap. But this is so interesting that I kept it. I didn't realize that there were all these reformulation of the HC version, or that it was still somewhat available. Definitely the soap is vintage, it has that leathery, mossy scent.
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    Has anyone purchased a Worth (EDT or HC) lately and can you suggest where it might be available?

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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    I just bought a bottle of what I believe is the new formulation (blue box, clear bottle). I think it's fabulous. I never smelled the original, which everyone says was a powerhouse, so I have to assume this new version is really watered down, in terms of intensity.

    That being said, the new version is a very leathery fougere. Ultra smooth and very subtle and discreet. It's a very manly traditional gentleman's cologne, definitely not a powerhouse. The sillage is very close to the skin, barely detectable on yourself, but it does last a good 8 to 10 hours. It's just very discreet, and a bonafide classic. If you haven't worn the original, I'd highly recommend this (I'm actually wearing it today). Cheap too, though it doesn't smell cheap.

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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    vonMises,

    You can buy Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration at Fragrancenet.com, this is where I bought mine. I am anxiously awaiting my purchase! I have read a lot of reviews and postings on here and from what I gathered, the Haute Concentration seems to be the more preferred version because the newer reformulation seems to have lost it's original character.
    I can't wait to receive mine!
    I hope this helps some?

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    I just wanted to bump this since I found a bottle from years ago that I had forgotten about. It is indeed a very subtle and discreet leathery fougere. I get vibes of Azzaro, Tuscany, and the original Aramis all in this.
    Currently wearing: Messe de Minuit by Etro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worth1969 View Post
    This is my first attempt at including a photo of my beloved Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration.
    Hopefully it will be easliy visible - if not, feel free to advise on how to do it properly.

    Cheers,
    Miles
    I have the same version and I pretty much like it.
    Good longevity on my skin.
    Currently wearing: Versus Uomo by Versace

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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    I recently got a bottle of the Haute Concentration too. I definitely like it, but I think the regular Worth Pour Homme (current version) is a far better fragrance. Not as strong as HC, but I don't care. It has an elegance to it that's completely lacking in the Haute Concentration version. HC is like a leather sledgehammer.
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    Leather sledgehammer? Absolutely!
    That's why I like it.
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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    Quote Originally Posted by pirop View Post
    Leather sledgehammer? Absolutely!
    That's why I like it.
    I agree. That's why I like it too! When I want a leather sledgehammer, it's going to be between Worth PH HC and Trussardi Uomo from now on.
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    i only own worth pour homme, and, imo, it's excellent.

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    Hello Gents,

    I got the blue and red paisley box packaging of the Haute Concentration (same as Worth1969's photo) and this is another winner for me. I love fragrances with that honeyed, civet and tart accord running through it and this has it by the bucket load. The opening is indeed strong then it evolves into the sweet/dirty notes. I'm 30 mins into the fragrance and it's a real joy for me. It reminds me a little of Tenere actually.

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    For me it's closer to Azzaro Pour Homme than Tenere, which has strong honey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirwest View Post
    Ach! It's a harsh melange of things like fried eel and that sack of onions you misplaced under the sink last spring.
    Aptly expressed.

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    Agreed. This rendition is no where near as good as the one in the paisley box.......and I don't even wear that one anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Aptly expressed.
    Really? I'm thinking that Noirwest had to have had a bad bottle. This stuff is great!

    Beauty is in the nose of the smeller I suppose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Aptly expressed.
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    Default Re: Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration

    Not similar to Vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme...I disagree. This is a heavy slap-in-the-face of moss, leather and patchouli with medicinal lavender (in the top) along with fresh-cut rosemary! There is nothing subtle about it...until it calms down on the skin and then is a soapy (I would even say a lather) of heavy moss, warm musk and leather (and more leather!) with some subtle floral and green notes. But, the harsh top is nothing like the eloquent and gorgeous green notes that Paco Rabanne gives you - and there is no amber/tonka on the dry down. Original Vintage Paco Rabanne could not be compared to this. It is a world apart. I like Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration (my review is under Worth Pour Homme on this site), but PRph is the King of all scents.
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