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    I have really fallen for ELDO's Fat Electrician, and love the way it starts with a prominent vetiver opening. And while I suppose there is a bit of a vetiver thread throughout, it really transitions to a nice vanilla.

    Are there others out there that have such a drastic difference from beginning to end?

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    Diptyque's Eau Lente. Starts with red colored dry spices. Ends with white breath-freshening candy coating vanilla.
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    I find that M7 first smells like some cheap cherry candy-baby-powder-bandaid synthetic abomination. The 2.5 - 3 hour dry down is like a vanillic forest.

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    Shalimar
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    I think there's probably a ton of them. I suppose it depends on how you interpret "difference."

    The opening notes of most of my scents is pretty distinct to the finished dry down to me.

    PdN New York is supposedly one of the biggest "transitional" fragrances.
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    Zirh Ikon comes to mind. With its intense cinnamon and clove opening into a very unexpected burnt rubber and tar dry down, I like it quite a bit though.

    Fahrenheit as well, opens up with a fresh melon and honeysuckle then fades into that motor oil smell. MMM the best ever.

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    Back To Black has the ultimate twist when the top/middle notes dry up!

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    Azzaro pH as well. Has a much different dry down than the opening, but it blended so well together.

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    To my nose, Givenchy Gentleman has an almost practical-joke level of contrast between its top notes and its drydown. The top notes are these bright, powdery, lemon-drop notes that are so very, very unlike the skanky patchouli drydown.

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    L'Eau Blue d'Issey pour homme.
    The beginning is disgusting as the drydown is so great!

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    Add Zino and Grey Flannel to the list too.

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    CHANEL Egoiste.

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    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan and Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
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    Wonderwood opens like ginger, wood resin with a supercharged zing but the drydown is soft paper and wood scent that is very pleasant and much more reserved.

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    CDG Odeur 53... smells like dust on bulb in opening to cool mist in mids to a lovely clean accord towards base

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    Mazzolari-Lui

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    Parfums de Nicolaï - New York. Very noticeable development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Add Zino .... to the list too.

    I totally agree with the Zino. It starts off super spicy and woody, like a typical 80s powerhouse. Hours later into the drydown, all that spiciness and woodiness is gone, and you're left with a semi sweet rose and patchouli scent.

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    For me:

    Eau Sans Pareil
    A*MEN
    Fahrenheit
    Z-14
    Heritage
    Lp9
    Rive Gauche PH
    Visa
    Kouros
    There are more but those pop into mind.
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    Kenzo power has the biggest transition I have experienced
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    CHANEL Egoiste.
    +1 to Egoiste. When I first tried it, I was shocked by the sweet fruity notes, but then the dry down is really quite nice.

    I would also say that Le Male has a very different opening from the dry down.

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    Came in here just to post Grey Flannel and Zino... both of which has already been listed.

    So... Clinique Chemistry changes wildly to me too.

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