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    Default Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Ok guys, here's the background.

    I've decided to start wearing two different frags at the same time once in a while, then canvassing for opinions...

    I'm 50, I canvassesd a total of 8 women, both at work, then at a pub at lunchtime. All ladies were mature - late 30s to mid 50s.

    Both colognes had been on for at least 3 hours before I started asking.

    The result?

    They all liked BdP, but all preferred Antaeus over BdP, without hesitation.

    Personally, I perefer the Creed over the Chanel.

    I'm surprised at how clear and unanamous the outcome was.

    Is this what you would have expected?

    Feel free to take a peek at my wardrobe and suggest what my next 'head to head' should be between.

    [Edit - don't know why my wardrobe icon isn't visible]

    Here's my wardrobe

    Chanel - Allure
    Chanel - Antaeus
    Creed - Bois de Portugal
    Comme De Garcons - 2 Man
    Davidoff - Adventure
    Davidoff - Cool Water
    Montblanc - Homme Exceptionnel
    Narciso Rodriguez - For Him
    YSL - Kouros
    YSL - La Nuite De L'Homme
    Last edited by JohnTheBeginner; 15th May 2010 at 05:35 PM. Reason: added wardrobe

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    That doesn't surprise me. Antaeus is a much warmer, friendlier, sexier scent. BdP to me has always been more of a "board room" scent. Potent for business; not so much a dating scent.

    Your wardrobe doesn't show on your post.

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Antaeus wins it in the drydown dept I bet. But BdP is better smelling in sillage. But then I've always favored BdP.
    Thanks for sharing your findings though. So what's gonna be the next head-to-head?

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Your wardrobe doesn't show on your post.
    Thanks for drawing that to my attention. Anybody know why?

    Anyway, I've added my wardrobe to my OP
    Last edited by JohnTheBeginner; 15th May 2010 at 05:33 PM. Reason: tpyo

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    maybe make a tournament? it looks managable.
    next could be kouros vs. cool water to take kouros off the list quickly.

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    What a great idea John. Thank you for being bold enough to do that, and share the results with us. I'll be interested to see how future tests go. What I would really be interested in (if you had it) would be Cool Water vs. Green Irish Tweed. Those two have been compared/discussed/debated here until the horse is not only dead, but a bloody mess.

    However, I would really be interested to see if your test smellers among the female population could really discern a difference, and which was preferred.

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTheBeginner View Post
    Thanks for drawing that to my attention. Anybody know why?

    Anyway, I've added my wardrobe to my OP
    It's something you'll have to correct in your settings.

    I'd say put new YSL- Le Nuit up against old YSL- Kouros.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 15th May 2010 at 05:57 PM.

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Bump - 'cos my other two Head to Head' threads are on page 1

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Chanel - Allure vs YSL Kouros !!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    anateus vs 2 man

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    They are both grand classic fragrances, both very classy, mature and powerhouse, and still manage to be sensual while being suitable for the utmost formal occasions

    I would go for both frags and wear them regularly, not just because they are both very likely to be enjoyed by the opposite gender, but mainly because they are some of the least linear and predictable male fragrances from the elegant-classic category

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    I'd like to see Kouros go head to head with Narciso Rodriguez.

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    is it vintage Antaeus or current yr using ?

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    is it vintage Antaeus or current yr using ?
    It's the current one.

    [note to self... Acquire a sample of Vintage...]

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Did you ever get a chance to try out the Vintage? To me it's extremely oustanding compared to modern in terms of scent, quality, sillage, and projection!!! But the modern one isn't too bad. I ended up buying two 200ml vintage bottles :0

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Antaeus is just great!
    ....why pamper life's complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat....

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Antaeus is a true legend, but BDP smells more luxurious and refined in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    No doubt this was Jaques Polge intention to create The Chanel No 5 for men. BPD is gorgeous as well but there are way too many flankers either similar, or better according to some. Antaeus though is a whole different league ( Especially vintage )

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Vintage Antaeus is something special . To me personally it has no equal. That's just me , we all have a top dog .
    OFF SITE SALES, DECANTS ---Dior,Chanel MFK, MOLECULE 01* VINTAGE ANTAEUS*
    http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=499

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    Default Re: Bois De Portugal vs Antaeus - Unexpected result !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTheBeginner View Post

    Is this what you would have expected?
    Both great fragrances, but was surprised by their response.
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