I recently got samples of Havana, Spicebomb and Elixir de Mervielles as I'm looking for something new. Havana is the only one that I haven't been complimented on, but I find I really like it. My wife hates spicy '80s frags, but Havana seems to be OK with her, and after the top notes settle, it really feels smooth but masculine. I live in Houston, where it's steamy and summery most of the year, and I think I would get a lot of use out of it here.
I think havana is a masterpiece! bold, spicy, musculine and sexy... something that will have pple asking u what u are wearing. it is actually not available in singapore even with the release of the gentlemen's series. we only get the common ones like tuscany, new west, 900..etc i wonder if the ingredients are more difficult to source and they have limited supplies?
I found it good, but not awesome. For me it is a unisex scent, more toward to the feminine side. It is easy to wear; i donīt get tobacco much, actually i get little of it. I really wanted it to be more masculine... With the same idea and structure i would prefer Lalique lion. Donīt blame me, but i really found them similar, especially the heart notes. So, i would prefer buying Lion which is heavier and more dense but without tobacco and truly masculine.
Hrmm each to their own, I definitely don't think it leans to the feminine side though. I still enjoy wearing the scent particularly in the warmer weather. For the price I think its worth having in the collection but I would say its good not great, interestingly picked up Creed Tabarome recently and it kind of reminded me of this.
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i also can name some scents that ,for me, have the same "architecture". I like but donīt love them. Some are: Jaipur, Havana, Lalique Lion, Minotaure, Rochas Lui and Opium. Seems that was a trend in the past, in 90īs especially. I think if one likes any of that list, will like the others.
I find it ok, but it's nothing that I am going to add to my collection any time soon. I guess I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be. Maybe I'll have to give it a few more tries.
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Probably in my all time top ten list. In my humble opinion Havana is all that good and far more.