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    Default Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Which of these two leather based scents do you think is the best?

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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Between the two, I would choose REL - especially based on current formulations.
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    from what i remember of Bel Ami, go with that.

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    Bel Ami without a second thought.

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    Hmmm, I'm not a fan of either, but between the two, I think REL is less obnoxious.
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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    I think Royal English Leather is a terrible fragrance. I love Bel Ami (any formulation), so my answer is obvious.

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    Bel Ami hands down . . . . vintage if you can get it.

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    They're both awesome, you cannot lose. For the money, Bel Ami is better. If money is no object, REL is one of my favorite Creeds and on my current list to reacquire. I just bought a tester of Bel Ami about ten days ago.

    REL is the better, though. The extra sweetness wins.

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    Both are great. REL of the two. However, I have been considering Equipage reacquire
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    I am partial to Hermes (adoring 24, Faubourg, Equipage and the parfum of Terre d'Hermes) so I will vote for Bel Ami. (The film based on the Maupsassant novel of the same name is supposedly in the works!)
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    I have to go with Bel Ami.....Gary

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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Bel Ami!!!

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    Bel Ami - especially old version.
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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Bel Ami vintage - one of the best leather scents ever.
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    Both are beautiful creations. The Creed's spawned a whole new genre of leather frags. Bel Ami is killer too. You MUST have both.
    I have Bel Ami in both the old and new packagings. They are 100% the same to these nostrils. The word "vintage" has been thrown around like you flail seeds on soil--so indiscriminately. Looks like everybody's become a Luca Turin!

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    rel hands down

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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Another vote for Hermès Bel Ami.
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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Leaning towards Bel Ami the more I think about it. REL has an annoying powder note in the extreme dry down that I recall.
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    Seems like Bel Ami wins here with a wide margin. How is sillage and longevity on Bel Ami? Do you think it`s a bit "dated"?
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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Bel Ami for me as well.

    Sillage and longevity are very good. I smell it on myself after a day at work, and that means 8+ hours longevity and noticeable sillage.

    Dated? More like Elegantly Classic.
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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Bel Ami, no question.

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    I really like REL, but may have to revisit Bel Ami based on this thread. I was very put off by it when I last tried it.

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    I bought a bottle of Bel Ami today, and I will gladly join the supporter club here. It`s a powerful, warm, deep, refined leather scent with great staying power. I think Bel Ami and Equipage are the best male scents from Hermes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    I bought a bottle of Bel Ami today, and I will gladly join the supporter club here. It`s a powerful, warm, deep, refined leather scent with great staying power. I think Bel Ami and Equipage are the best male scents from Hermes.
    Hey! Don't forget Eau D'Hermes! Super animalic and beautiful.

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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    Bel Ami without a second thought.
    Agree.

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    Default Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    I have sampled REL. I now own what is my choice between the two, Bel Ami.
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