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    Default Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    People that like it will vote no. People that hate it (or Bond) will vote yes.

    What do you really want to ask? If you like it or hate it, who cares, unless you can actually contribute something worth sharing? An experience, note profile, etc.

    Please don't take this as personally, I just wish people would reflect just a bit more before they post a poll like this.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I have only tested it once, but my impression at the time was that it basically smelled like a more potent version of Rochas Man. Not that impressive, imo.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    IMO Yes.

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    Never cared for it, prefer Rochas Man.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I don't think it's overrated in that it's a nice scent. I just think it's way overpriced compared to the Rochas Man's and L'Instant's, which I consider very comparable

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    My answer is no!!!
    Gary

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    Not overrated, but certainly over priced.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I like everything about it apart from the complexity of it. I love the top notes but think the middle and base are too "niche" for a gourmand of this type.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    IMO Yes.
    +1 on this.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    No camp here. It's 2 of a kind - and the better of the two.
    Current favorites_____Roja Dove Amber Aoud_____Montale Aoud Musk_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Avignon_____Armani Prive Oud Royale_____Lumiere Noire_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I don't think it's overrated but I prefer Rochas Man over NH, it's far more wearable to me.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    that grape candy vibe turns me off.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    It's geared more towards the experienced gourmand lover. It's also a true gourmand where as Rochas man is more of a green fragrance. Over rated? No. Over priced? Yes.
    My current favorites:

    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    IMO one of the most overhyped fragrances on here.

    This is partially due to my personal dislike for it and partially due to the many equally or more satifying yet far cheaper alternatives around.
    Smellin good

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I agree with those that stated overrated = no, overpriced = yes. It's no better IMO than Guerlain L'Instant Extreme, however I paid roughly $70 for L'Instant Extreme while New Haarlem costs twice as much.

    As a side note, it's the only Bond fragrance that I like. I think their entire line is WAYYYY overpriced and, frankly, uninspired. The only reason why New Haarlem is so good is because it's a Maurice Roucel creation. (Rochas Man, Musc Ravageur)

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    I agree with those that stated overrated = no, overpriced = yes. It's no better IMO than Guerlain L'Instant Extreme, however I paid roughly $70 for L'Instant Extreme while New Haarlem costs twice as much.

    As a side note, it's the only Bond fragrance that I like. I think their entire line is WAYYYY overpriced and, frankly, uninspired. The only reason why New Haarlem is so good is because it's a Maurice Roucel creation. (Rochas Man, Musc Ravageur)
    +1 pretty much dead on. I voted "yes" in the pole merely because, though a good fragrance, it just isn't that much better than other offerings in the genre.

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I enjoy it quite a bit. If you get it from a discounter, it's not particularly overpriced, considering that a little goes a long way. One of the strongest colognes out there, on my skin. I don't think it smells much like anything else in its family, and prefer it much more than Rochas Man.

    Considering my otherwise universal dislike for Bond's scents, I'm a little surprised I enjoy NH so much.
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    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    New Haarlem is, by far, the single most complimented fragrance I've ever worn, period.
    TOP 10
    1. Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
    2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
    4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
    6. Puro Intense by Nejma
    7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
    8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    9. Dia For Men by Amouage
    10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed

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    Default Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I don't have any biases because I don't own New Haarlem, and I bought Rochas Man for peanuts at Marshalls last year. Maybe NH is slightly overrated, but it is an overall great scent. I don't like to compare it to RM, only that they are both gourmands. I like NH - It's a very unique cappuccino scent. Richer, warmer and more masculine than RM.

    It's a good thing not to get too caught up with hype - just wear what you like.

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