The original: Cool Water & GIT!
My first fragrance article "Summer Scents" was just published and its inspired another one. With the recession and hard financial times - most people can't drop $200+ for a fragrance. Here in the forums - we know of several inexpensive fragrances that smell like much more expensive ones.. I was thinking this would be a great article. Here are a few that I have in mind..
Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena and Creed Virgin Island Water
Rochas Man and Bond New Haarlem
A*men Pure Havane and Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille
Sean John Unforgivable and Creed MIillesime Imperiale
What do y'all think? Any other ideas?
The original: Cool Water & GIT!
Mugler Cologne and Creed Original Vetiver
JPG Fleur du Male and Reflection Man by Amouage
Animale Animale and Angel Men
l'Erbolario Meharees and Musc Raveguer. No funky clove note in Meharees and it costs 30 dollars. Meharees = Musc Raveguer dry down.
Perry Ellis 360 Red and Aqua di Gio
Aqualina Chocolovers and Montale Chocolate Greedy
Cuba Gold and JPG Le Male
Last edited by Dark Caesar; 19th May 2011 at 06:37 PM.
Aventus - Burberry Summer '09
tom ford's italian cypress = halston's z-14
Kouros - Creed Orange Spice
Encre Noir - Sycomore
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Royal Scottish Lavender - Esterel Pour Homme
Gucci Nobile - Nobile Royalty
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Cuba Orange and Rochas Lui. Cuba Green and Escape for Men. Cuba Red and Burberry London for Men's drydown (2+ hours into it). Adidas Victory League and Boss Bottled. Cuba Blue and CK One. Cuba Black and Tuscany Uomo (IIRC, but otherwise a frag that is similar). Tobaco Latino and Vento Canale. Lomani (1987) is similar to several fougeres of the Drakkar Noir genre, and is well done, unlike some of the Cuba and Adidas ones, IMO. Sport Field by Adidas is also of this genre, but too "sythetic" for me.
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Jean Marie Farina as an alternative, not a smellalike, to AdP Colonia
Love & Luck as a second alternative to Creed MI, imho a closer match than Unforgivable
Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo - Creed Bois du Portugal.
+1 on Meharees as Musc Ravageur substitute -- it really is very nice, but unfortunately its longevity is crappy on my skin. However, I have witnessed that on the skin of others it has fine longevity.
Royal Copenhagen more or less recalls Amouage Gold, no so complex, nor as much projection and longevity.
Same with Pierre Cardin and Heritage.
Antonio Banderas The Secret = Paco Rabanne 1 Million
Paris Hilton Just Me for men = Acqua Di Gio
Joop! Homme = Creed Original Santal (Joop! is definitely more cloying and synthetic)
Versace Man by Versace
Iceberg The Fragrance by Iceberg
Amber Intense by Prada
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Byredo Black Saffron
If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....
- OE (olfactoryexperience)