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View Poll Results: Which is better? The original, or the one inspired by it?

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  • A: Angeliques sous la Pluie (o)

    9 15.79%
  • A: French Lover (i)

    14 24.56%
  • B: Green Irish Tweed (o)

    38 66.67%
  • B: Cool Water (i)

    11 19.30%
  • C: Shalimar (o)

    18 31.58%
  • C: Labdanum 18 (i)

    4 7.02%
  • D: Declaration (o)

    14 24.56%
  • D: Bigarade Concentree (i)

    12 21.05%
  • E: Borneo 1834 (o)

    16 28.07%
  • E: Coromandel (i)

    8 14.04%
  • F: Millesime Imperial (o)

    25 43.86%
  • F: Wall Street (i)

    9 15.79%
  • G: Rochas Man (o)

    19 33.33%
  • G: New Haarlem (i)

    15 26.32%
  • H: Bois de Portugal (o)

    25 43.86%
  • H: New York (i)

    14 24.56%
  • I: Mitsouko (o)

    18 31.58%
  • I: Enlevement au Serail (i)

    4 7.02%
  • J: Cuiron (o)

    10 17.54%
  • J: Cuir d'Oranger (i)

    7 12.28%
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  1. #1

    Default The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    Some fragrances are obviously inspired by others. Please vote on which fragrance you think is better: the original or the one inspired by the original. (Please only vote for each category if you have tried both).

    For example, category A lists Angeliques sous la Pluie and French Lover. Only vote if you've tried both!
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  2. #2

    Default Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    New York was inspired by Bois du Portugal?
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    Default Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    In most cases the original scent is quite naturally the standard. I only voted for one inspired as better than the original.

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    Wait, Angeliques sous la Pluie came BEFORE French Lover? Hmm, never knew that. Intersting...... Either way, as an owner of both I chose AslP over French Lover.
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    Default Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    Even if they would have inspired fragrances close to genius, I think that the achievements of the original GIT and BDP are hard, if not impossible, to match

  6. #6

    Default Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    I believe Coolwater was released before GIT, so how can it be inspired by GIT?!

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    Default Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    Though it's not on your list, I feel I should mention

    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

    &

    Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114

    Though the latter is a very clear take-off of the former, it's smoother, pleasanter, and much more balanced than its predecessor to my nose.
    Last edited by Sugandaraja; 9th June 2010 at 07:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    New York was inspired by Bois du Portugal?
    They're 2 different animals. I was wondering the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerFist View Post
    I believe Coolwater was released before GIT, so how can it be inspired by GIT?!
    Cool Water: 1988
    Green Irish Tweed: 1985
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    Default Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by HammerFist View Post
    I believe Coolwater was released before GIT, so how can it be inspired by GIT?!
    Per the BaseNotes Brands directory:

    GIT 1985
    Cool Water 1988
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    Default Re: The "Better Than The Fragrance that Inspired It?" Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Wait, Angeliques sous la Pluie came BEFORE French Lover? Hmm, never knew that. Intersting...... Either way, as an owner of both I chose AslP over French Lover.
    From what I've read, French Lover was Pierre Bourdon and Frederic Malle's attempt to prolong the longevity and sillage of Angeliques sous la Pluie. I think they did a great job, but I prefer AslP as well. (In hindsight, I find the lineage is a little more obvious, especially when taking into account that AslP translates to "angelicas under the rain," while French Lover, AKA Bois d'Orage, translates to "woods of the storm").
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    New York was inspired by Bois du Portugal?
    I don't think so. But it sure seems like it

    Some of the fragrances I listed above didn't necessarily inspire the creation of their "offspring," but for the sake of making an interesting poll, I included some fragrances that simply share a lot of DNA with their successor.
    Last edited by L'Aventurier; 13th June 2010 at 04:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    New York was inspired by Bois du Portugal?
    I'm not so sure about this one. I sense a strong, strong similarity in the opening notes, but that's about it.

    Cool Water I'm crystal clear was directly inspired by Green Irish Tweed which burst on the scene in 1985 and I personally think really put Creed on many people's radar. I believe it's Luca Turin who asserts Pierre Bourdon created GIT for Creed, then did Cool Water for Davidoff. Creed says GIT was created by Oliver Creed.

    Many of the Bonds seem to have been inspired by other scents. Wasn't their president a former Creed executive?
    Last edited by StylinLA; 13th June 2010 at 04:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post

    Many of the Bonds seem to have been inspired by other scents. Wasn't their president a former Creed executive?
    I think so. Some other BN'ers mentioned that here.
    Last edited by L'Aventurier; 13th June 2010 at 01:07 PM.
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