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    Default Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Just wondering if anyone out there has owned/sampled both and if so, are they very much alike? I used to own Cologne Blanche but it kinda reminded me of Helmut Lang edp and I had that already so I don't think I would like CR if it's similar to CB.

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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Have both and they're both different.

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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Have both and they're both different.
    Do you have a preference hednic? I remember Cologne Blanche being a bit powdery. How would you describe Cologne Royale?

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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Cologne Blanche is a powdery iris scent while Cologne Royal smells like a traditional eau de cologne with a lovely smooth mint top. It is fantastic in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    Cologne Blanche is a powdery iris scent while Cologne Royal smells like a traditional eau de cologne with a lovely smooth mint top. It is fantastic in my opinion.
    Sounds like something I'll like. I'm headed to Vegas for a week this Saturday so I'll have to check it out at the Dior boutique.

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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Cologne Royale is not powdery at all. Very typical citrus based, hesperedic and fresh eaux cologne. Very short longevity but very 'real' smelling and not synthetic.

    I always thought of Cologne Blanche as the sister to L' Eau d'Hiver by Frederic Malle (which is, itself, an homage to Apres L'Ondee by Guerlain - no?)
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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Be sure to visit the Palazzo Dior Boutique, it is the only one that carries it.
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    no, unfortunately. I was very sad to learn that CB has been discontinued. The Dior expert introduced me to CR as a replacement, but it's a rather generic citrus cologne. Nothing to write home about and certainly not as unique as CB. I hope it gets re-introduced some day. I now need to find a replacement - will look into the Malle cologne suggested above (thanks!)

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    Went to the Dior boutique at South Coast Plaza this evening to try Cologne Royale. The listed notes bergamot, lemon, mint, etc., sounded very inviting. I applied 4 good sprays on my the back of my forearm. Insipid. Weak. It was barely noticeable within 5 minutes. Very disappointing. Similar results with the La Collection Privee Vetiver. Pass.

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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I always thought of Cologne Blanche as the sister to L' Eau d'Hiver by Frederic Malle (which is, itself, an homage to Apres L'Ondee by Guerlain - no?)
    Absolutely agree.

    I own L'Eau d'Hiver and just never got around to buying Cologne Blanche . . . shame if it has gone altogether - it had it's own quiet identity - it was actually my favourite of the original three in the line.

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    Default Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Just got myself one of this and i am liking it very much. Since i guess it was composed by Francis Kurkdjian, Cologne Blanche shares a very similar citrusy/powderiness that also found in Absolue pour Le Matin. Very comforting and cuddling fragrance and not as almondy water as i thought it would be.

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