Thread: Hypnotic Poison VS> New Haarlem
These fragrances are similar enough to be compared to one another although, I think New Haarlem is closer to Rochas Man both of these share a unique heavier gourmand scent.
I have a sample of both New Haarlem and Hypnotic Poison and I really enjoy both.
Hypnotic Poison - A sweet woody almond vanilla scent with light floral
New Haarlem - A sharp yet smooth coffee dominated scent blended with florals, green leaves and vanilla.
Which do you prefer?
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The genré of gourmands often puzzles me, realistic food notes mixed with repulsive, non-food notes. So often they smell like they would kill you if ingested. Why did the Guerlain, pastry accord become so perverted in the 90s anyhow? Anyway, I voted for New Haarlem over Hypnotic Poison. A well done coffee fragrance and one of the few Bond's that I truly like. There was a point a few years ago when I owned Hypnotic Poison, I was on a heliotrope/almond/tonka kick, I was also enjoying, and still do enjoy Jaïpur pour Homme EdP, this led me to HP. But I found wearing it like being down wind of a marzipan factory. I sold it rather quickly - I have to agree with Vibert that Hypnotic Poison is "unrelievedly dense and ponderous."
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 15th March 2010 at 10:47 PM.
My wife prefers Hypnotic Poison.
I love Hypnotic Poison. I'm not a Bond fan as a whole. I am prejudiced though, I'll admit it.
Chez Bond - Green Irish Tween, Cool Water
Wall Street - Millesime Imperial
Bleecker Street - Purple Label (although, I get a striking resemblance to Romance Silver)
So New York - Similar to Angel
New Haarlem - sampled for the first time today. I had high hopes, since I like Rochas Man, and other gourmands. New Haarlem, though - can't do it. Reminded me too much of the smell of mocha coffee, as if you've spilled it all over yourself. No thanks.
Hypnotic is my - female - signature scent,
so I would be extremely disloyal if I choose
[Égoïste being my male signature scent]
Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 15th March 2010 at 03:39 AM.
New Haarlem x 1000.
1. Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
6. Puro Intense by Nejma
7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
9. Dia For Men by Amouage
10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed
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Hp....but not by a long shot....I love Hp, thats why I own it.LOL
I love Hypnotic Poison, so it gets my vote.
Its less prohibitive price only adds extra frosting on the cupcake.
New Haarlem for me.
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