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    Default Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    The Estee Lauder Company provided the following response to my question about the differences between Havana Reserva (1996) and Havana (1994). *There is no difference, apart from Havana Reserva's "higher concentration."

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    Thank you for your interest in Aramis.

    In reference to your inquiry, Havana Reserva had a higher concentration
    than the original Havana. *It was the same fragrance.

    We trust that the above addresses your concern. *We hope you will look to
    Aramis for all your fragrance and grooming needs.

    Sincerely,

    Maura Verderame
    Global Consumer Communications

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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    Excellent!
    Thank you for that, ScentSeattle: I was always curious what the deal was with those two. You have satisfied my curiosity.
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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    I've wondered about this for some time. I can say that my Havana Reserva seems smoother than my Havana, though I love both.

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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    Guys- There is no way that Reserva is a concentrate of the regular Havana. Anyone who has them both will tell you that Reserva is a softer, less sharp version. Estee Lauder should get a new spokesperson. They might be asked why such a great fragrance was discontinued.

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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    Reserva trully is a concentrated version of the original ,as stated on its box,but Reserva tends to last less time on me.Since personally I can't find any other difference between the two editions I could say that having just the original is more than enough,no need to own both bottles.
    By the way,which one is more rare nowadays?
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    I find it much easier to find Havana than Reserva here in So Cal. There are perfumeries here that are still selling 1oz. bottles of the original, but no one has Reserva.

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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi View Post
    Guys- There is no way that Reserva is a concentrate of the regular Havana. Anyone who has them both will tell you that Reserva is a softer, less sharp version. Estee Lauder should get a new spokesperson. They might be asked why such a great fragrance was discontinued.
    I have to agree with Stuigi. The Reserva is IMO a somewhat toned-DOWN version. Don't get me wrong, still a most excellent frag but without so much of the wonderfully chaotic opening of the original and the drydown does seem a bit more subdued and less lasting. I suspect Maura Verderam, Global Consumer Communications at Estee Lauder, was just giving a stock, non-controversial PR approved and reason-for-manufacture answer.

    I mean, I don't think Estee Lauder would admit selling what should have been an improvement but didn't quite do the job, would they? That might make you question some of their other fragrances.
    'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon

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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    I own both and while they're 95% the same, to me there are some (very) minor differences. I actually prefer Reserva to the original. Reserva lasts a bit longer on me as well, but not enough that it would effect which one you would buy... It's my favorite scent, and that's why I own both, but if it is just another scent in your collection you could easily live with either one...

    I usually buy Havana & Havana Reserva from BeautyEncounter. For a while now, they only have had the Reserva...
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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    whats Better michael By michael kors
    or havana reserva?

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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_angel View Post
    whats Better michael By michael kors
    or havana reserva?
    Pick your poison.

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    Default Re: Havana Reserva (1996) vs Havana (1994)

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Pick your poison.
    Hypnotic.

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