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    Lightbulb Ho Hang by Balenciaga.

    Ho Hang. This is one Oriental/Woody fragrance that seems to garner little comment here on the men's board. Not being one to judge a book by it's cover I tried this Balenciaga some time ago, about when it was being discontinued actually. I purchased a few bottles and now glad I did. I quite like it, despite the unusual name, and thought to seek other's opinions.

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    Ho Hang is an old favorite of mine, but one I rarely wear any more. I like its very old school charms.

    I've never understood why so many people have labelled this as an oriental. While there may be some vanilla or amber in the base, I can't detect it at all. To me, this smells clearly like an aromatic fougere.

    Too bad they discontinued Ho Hang. This was an excellent scent.

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    Yea.....I agree about the "classification". It's listed notes SHOULD have Ho Hang transitioning into an oriental, but it comes off as a fougere on my skin as well. The lavender is front and center for most of the ride with cedar and rosewood riding shotgun.

    If I could only detect the labdanum in this, I would wear it more often than I do. It still is solid, classic masculine.

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    I like this, too. I find it to be on the light side, rather restrained and civilized, a gentleman's fragrance. I detect more Oriental elements in it than either Shamu or Aromi, but these are very lightly used, and I agree with them that it wears more like a fougere, or perhaps a borderline Oriental.

    I have a very large splash bottle of it, either 400ml or 600ml, which I bought at a steal several years ago.

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    Ho Hang and Ho Hang Club are both great scents which always seem to garner many compliments when I use them, but I still prefer
    Portos.

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    Here's another vote for the "aromatic fougere rather than oriental" aspect. I like Ho Hang, it ho-hangs out with its buddies Worth pour Homme and Jil Sander Man Pure (original formulation).
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    Ho Hang really makes me think of the '60s. Really something old-school about this one.

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    The original Chaz by Revlon strikes me as being what many thought Ho Hang would be. That is, it's got a fougere aspect to it, with clear lavender up top, but the drydown has a woody oriental quality that is predominant.

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