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    Default Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Interested on knowing what's out there. Thanks, Brandon

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Trust me, I'm not trying to be a wise ass, but Devin is so good, I can't see the point in spending at least three times more money for a niche fragrance that is probably not going to be as good as Devin. Devin is better than just about any niche scent I've tried. I can't say I've ever smelled a niche scent that smells like Devin anyway, though there are some classic designer women's fragrances that I find are similar: Cristalle, Givenchy III, e.g..
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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Thanks for the reply. Devin just doesn't last on me. I'm on a niche kick right now, so I was wondering.

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Devin and Polo are akin. Niche, I don't know anything similar but that doesn't mean that its not out there.
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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Thanks guys

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    I have heard that Devin & Derby (Guerlain) share some similarities, though I've never tried it myself.

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    How about the original Jean Pascal men's frag?

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Try Fou d'Absinthe by L' Artisan Parfumeur. Still, it's not 'like' Devin, which IMO is fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfree View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Devin just doesn't last on me. I'm on a niche kick right now, so I was wondering.
    Devin is a strange bird. It's so strong right out of the bottle, blasting away for an hour or so, and then nothing. I wore it this afternoon from a sample. It's is an amazing accord, regardless of its longevity issues.

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    And to think this gem is $48 for 3.4 oz. Smells good enough to be niche.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    It's not similar but is has the same herbal vibe along with less sweetness and much better longevity: French Lover

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    I've only tried Tom Ford's Italian Cypress once, but once it had dried down it reminded me of Devin.

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    The drydown of Amouage Dia for men is a bit like Devin.

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    Parfums de Nicolai's Vie de Chateau is VERY close to Devin, but slightly more floral.

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGallacher View Post
    I've only tried Tom Ford's Italian Cypress once, but once it had dried down it reminded me of Devin.
    +1. Also check out Halston Z14
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    Caron Yatagan. I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet. I don't know if it's considered niche or not and it's certainly not expensive but this is a bolder version of Devin. Dry and more animalic.

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Guys, thanks so much for your feedback. I will try to sample some of these. Again, thanks. Brandon

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Devin is a strange bird. It's so strong right out of the bottle, blasting away for an hour or so, and then nothing. I wore it this afternoon from a sample. It's is an amazing accord, regardless of its longevity issues.
    Indeed. The drydown is all bland sweetness for me, so out of character with the over-the-top opening. I would wear Devin more often if the phases were more balanced with each other.
    Last edited by Wheelman; 26th July 2012 at 03:08 PM.

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