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    Question Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    I love all three, and they all fill the same niche in a wardrobe. Which would you go with, if you had to choose just one? Or would you recommend something else in the same vein?
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    Derby, without contest. It's a very debonair Leather Fougere. Total class!

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    Knize Ten, without contest! There's only one like it since 1920!


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    Knize Ten suits me most out of those three but Derby is also really, really great one, Bel Ami is well made but not me.

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    Derby. Terrific masculine and superior to the others mentioned.

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Either Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    All very good. My vote to Knize Ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Derby, without contest. It's a very debonair Leather Fougere. Total class!
    +1 Derby is elegance in a bottle

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    1. Bel Ami - vintage if possible
    2. Derby - vintage if possible
    3. Knize Ten
    Last edited by pluran; 22nd February 2014 at 04:28 AM.

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Derby for me.

    Knize Ten smells like the cupboard under the stairs in my parents house, where they kept the shoe polish.
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    They are, as you point out, all fantastic scents. I don't know if price is an issue, but for me Knize Ten is one of the better values out there for the price. I love Derby but alas cannot afford it. I think I would find more occasions to wear Knize Ten than Derby as well, so that is also somthing to think about. So I would go with:

    1. Knize Ten
    2. Derby
    3. Bel Ami (vintage)

    But I actually prefer Derby as a scent over Knize Ten (haven't tried vintage Derby though), so if you have lots of cash, reverse first and second places.

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    Derby VINTAGE !!!!! Knize smells like the old leather shoe in the back of my closet.

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    I'll go with Knize Ten, as I'm not entirely sold on Derby yet. It could be that I just don't *get it* yet.

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Knize Ten

    But I have and love Bel Ami, too.
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    Knize Ten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Derby, without contest. It's a very debonair Leather Fougere. Total class!
    Derby is in another realm compared to the other two and is my choice by far whether recent or vintage. See for yourself. Let us know what you find.

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Derby

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    I love Knize Ten Golden Edition and Derby. Bel Ami- not that much. Out of them all I find Derby the most versatile. Knize is great in the cold weather and Derby is just class.

    If I had to choose (it's tough) I'd say Derby.
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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    I love all three as well but DERBY is the winner!
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    Derby

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Bel Ami est le meilleur mon ami!

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Derby.
    "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Derby.
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    Knize Ten

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    Derby.
    End of story.
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    Yep Derby

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    They're all great. Choose the one that most appeals to you.
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    Default Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Close call between Derby and Knize Ten...I'll go Derby. Far more refined and elegant.

    We all have our own niches to be filled I suppose. I own both Derby and Knize Ten, and don't mentally classify them the same.

    Derby is not that much of a "leather" scent to me...especially compared to Knize Ten, Tusca Leather and REL.

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    Bel Ami, I don't really like Knize 10 and although Derby is nice I prefer the Hermes.
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    Is Derby discontinued? It's going for $200 for 50mL!

    I've been interested in Bel Ami for quite some time and found an 8mL vintage bottle for $15 to try out. It is VERY nice, I really like it a lot. The issue is, Puredistance M seems like a more modern take on Bel Ami with it's sweetish vanilla in the base, so having Bel Ami might be a little bit redundant. Because of the sweet vanilla note in M, it also seems warmer and more inviting than Bel Ami, which is a dry frag by comparison. If I didn't already have M, I would buy Bel Ami for sure though, a great frag...

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