What is your favorite, that, in your opinion, outdid the original?
I'm kinda liking Vetiver Extreme more and more these days (perhaps > the original) eventhough there is nothing extreme or intense about it relative to the original.
I prefer Dior Homme Intense over Dior Homme but thats to take nothing away from the original which is a beautiful scent on its own merit!
either l'instant (ext) or dior homme (int) will be the winner but my vote goes to bvlgari ph (extreme)
Seasonal favorites :
Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London
Spring-Autumn : Bvlgari Pour Homme & Aqua Fahrenheit
Summer : Bvlgari Aqva & Bvlgari Extreme
All-Rounders : Prada Man & Bleu de Chanel
DHI, Chanel PM Concentree
Dior Homme Intense and L'Instant extreme
Havana Reserva > Havana
Ava Luxe's Rasa Extreme was much better than its original variant, if too intense in its initial blast. Gone now, sadly.
Another discontinued example, but Ricci Club Haute Conentration was a massive improvement over the original for me. A good, lasting citrus scent ( if I loved citrus I'd own some, but it's not my thing ).
I like L'Artisans La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme ( Yeah! Hunt those cute little insects with BAZOOKAS! ) more than the original ( it's not more intense so much as orientalized ), but neither have a lot of love from me.
Of course with many fragrances, there is often an EDT, EDP, and parfum produced. But that's a little different from an intense flanker.
Midnight in Paris EDP and Dior Homme Intense (vintage with silver collar)
Midnight in Paris EDP over EDT for me
Current Top 5:
1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Apparition Homme Intense by Ungaro was a blind buy for me and I love it. I've never tried the original but the Intense seems to be more well received here, based on reviews.
Chanel Egoiste Concentree
Play Intense by Givenchy
I haven't enough experience to be dogmatic about it, but I also really like Givenchy's PI.
From the designer end....PLAY intense
Prada Amber Intense
I just dropped an order for L'Intense Extreme EDP after reading all the amazing reviews here. Blind buy!
Givenchy Play Intense
Dior Homme Intense