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    Default I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    Ok, I tried both of these 2 fragrance from Bond no. 9. Chez and New Haarlem. Now I want to buy one, which one would you buy if you could only buy one? I don't have the cash to buy both. I will buy both by next year, but I want to get one this year. Which one would you buy first?

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    Default Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    New Haarlem easily, Chez Bond isn't worth the price and is pretty close to Green Irish Tweed which also isn't worth the price though not as well done but, lasts twice as long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post
    New Haarlem easily, Chez Bond isn't worth the price and is pretty close to Green Irish Tweed which also isn't worth the price though not as well done but, lasts twice as long.
    I am very close to buying the New Haarlem...It's just a unique scent...I don't see the comparison to Rochas Man... New Haarlem smells much richer, and much better than Rochas man... where can you get it for a good deal?

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    I would vote the other way - Chez Bond. In fairness, I only sampled it once and it was a little while ago, but I distinctly remember it being one of the best 2 or 3 Bond's I sampled. Also, I didn't find it particularly similar to Green Irish Tweed. (As a reference point, I find Cool Water very similar, if not inferior)

    I thought New Haarlem was nice enough, just several fragrances of that type I personally like better (Rochas Man, Pure Malt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    I am very close to buying the New Haarlem...It's just a unique scent...I don't see the comparison to Rochas Man... New Haarlem smells much richer, and much better than Rochas man... where can you get it for a good deal?
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    New Haarlem

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    Default Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    Ok, I'm leaning toward New Haarlem...any more thoughts? Chez or New Haarlem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
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    Between the two, I'd pick Chez Bond mainly because I see it as a more versatile scent that can be used for all occassions, be it work, casual wear, etc. Although I can appreciate New Haarlem, I see it as strictly a casual/night scent. Also, as the weather gets warmer, Chez Bond will much easier to wear than New Haarlem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grm215 View Post
    Between the two, I'd pick Chez Bond mainly because I see it as a more versatile scent that can be used for all occassions, be it work, casual wear, etc. Although I can appreciate New Haarlem, I see it as strictly a casual/night scent. Also, as the weather gets warmer, Chez Bond will much easier to wear than New Haarlem.
    I thought of that too...New Haarlem is an occasion wear...I really like the clean smell of Chez and very versatile like what you said.. the only set back is that it smells so similar to GIT and Cool Water... but much more clean and up to date... Can you tell the difference between Chez, GIT and Cool Water? Which one do you like better? thanks

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    Default Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    I thought of that too...New Haarlem is an occasion wear...I really like the clean smell of Chez and very versatile like what you said.. the only set back is that it smells so similar to GIT and Cool Water... but much more clean and up to date... Can you tell the difference between Chez, GIT and Cool Water? Which one do you like better? thanks
    The age old question!

    You'll see that this has been asked many times here. Personally, I like GIT of the three as it lasts the longest on me. If you gave me 3 test strips and told me each was a different scent, I would probably be able to tell the difference. If I just ran into you on the street, I probably wouldn't be able to tell, depending on how long ago you applied the scent. The big differences to me are hours into the scent, where Cool Water will no longer smell of anything, Chez Bond will still smell the same, and GIT has its ambergris emerge.

    One more thing about GIT, however, is I've obtained three different decants, and all three have smelled slightly different. I've seen a lot of variation, and I don't know if it's because of differences in the Creed batches, or if some decants were sourced from discounters that didn't store the fragrance properly. One was from a scentmonkey split, which I didn't care for at all. If you search, you'll probably see threads on this topic as well.

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    Default Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    New Haarlem - hands down
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    New Haarlem, smells like pancakes, who doesn't like pancakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish View Post
    Why the eye roll?
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    New Haarlem is the best Bond No.9 fragrance IMO.
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    I'd pick Chez Bond , only because that smell is just pure class. But New Harleem smells better.
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    seems like a 50/50 now... half is for Chez and half is for New Haarlem

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    Lol get the 50ml of both =] they are both very diff fragrances used in diff weather/conditions/events etc.
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    New Haarlem

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    I prefer New Haarlem

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    I have a Love both.....I would pick Chez Bond because there are more occasions in my life where this is a better choice.....New Haarlem is a fantastic fragrance for sure.....I just have more uses for Chez Bond!!!
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    Default Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    I was recently debating the exact issue last week. I sampled and loved both, but could only afford one. I went with chez bond because of the versatility. Which did you end up buying?

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    Although not a big fan of this house of these 2 New Haarlem is more original and superior...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB2732 View Post
    I was recently debating the exact issue last week. I sampled and loved both, but could only afford one. I went with chez bond because of the versatility. Which did you end up buying?
    I went with New Haarlem
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    New Haarlem

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    I'd pick Chez Bond anytime.
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    Default Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    new harlem

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    Buy new harlem now!

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    Default Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    How about a 50ml of each? I have Chez Bond and I think its first impression is better than its lasting appeal. That said it's a good fragrance and worth it if you want something of a little better quality for business/work. So I suppose I'd be going for New Haarlem but it is less versatile.

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