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    Default Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Very tempted to do this, nowhere to test it in the UK.

    Generally the reviews appeal to me, but I hate A*Men and feel Rochas Man is average.

    Is it really that similar to the above?

    Does it work as a night or clubbing scent?

    Thanks!

    (EDT)

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Do you like sweet scents?

    Do you like lemon?

    Do you mind florals? Some people think florals aren't masculine enough.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    So a couple things:
    1) It's a gourmand, so yes it's sweet, but that's really where the similarities to A*Men end. This is lemon, floral vanilla with a bit of chocolate in the base, whereas A*Men is tar, chocolate and caramel.
    2) Sice the price of the EDT and EDP online are similar, go for the EDP instead, longevity is better.
    3) It is a compliment getter and would make a great clubbing scent.

    Good Luck!

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Thanks guys, don't mind lemony scents such as ADG but not sure about florals!

    I don't think the EDP is available to me btw

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    yes, this is definitely unisex, but then again, so is LeMale and that rubbish flies off the shelves.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Sickening sweet... So if u like super sweet scent, then HM is for u...
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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Don't sweat it if you can't buy the EDP. The EDT lasts 8-10 hours on me and projects very loudly at first. It totally changes from the first spray to the final few hours. It starts off smelling very floral and lemony. During the drydown it becomes gourmandish with a very nice vanilla. It's sort of an undercover gourmand. Plus the sprayer is fantastic and the bottle is pure class.
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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    To me I would prefer the EDP but I have the EDT and its longevity is really good along with the projection. The only thing is that I think that the EDP smells a tiny bit better. I don't know. It's not a big difference. If you can get a good discount on the EDT then it's a good buy. I bought a tester from fragrancenet for around 30 bucks after the basenotes discount.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    I really wanted to like Hanae Mori Men, but, alas, it dried down to nothing but lemon powder for me. I am NOT a fan of powdery smells, so if you don't like powder, I don't think it's for you. I liked it until the extreme powder kicked in.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Rochas Man + Lemon = Hanae Mori. I like it very much.
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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Go for it. It's a fun scent and it's well-priced.'


    It's like lemon cake with chocolate icing. Not nearly as heavy as A*Men or as powerful. There's some very light florals to it, but they're nice, not that typical women's perfume kind of florals.

    I don't find it powdery in the least as someone described above and I also don't believe it shares any similarities to Rochas Man other than the fact it's sweet.

    Buy the EDT and skip the EDP. It's plenty strong enough and it's constructed better.

    I threw some on upon seeing your post. It's good stuff.


    Reasons not to buy it:

    You don't like lemon.

    You don't like sweet.

    You're looking for something rather masculine (HM is straight up unisex).

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    the candylike sweetness was too much for me. nothing similar to rochas or amen though

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    It's worth it IMO and different enough from the other ones mentioned.

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    I like it, not sweet at all to me.

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    It smells like ice cream on me I love it in the winter time

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    I love it. Some don't like it because it isn't a masculine scent, but I personally feel as if HM is one of the best gourmands out there.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    I love Le Male. I just got Rochas Man and it isnt bad for the money. Kinda smells sweet to me like Pure Havane a bit.

    Was close to blind buying Hanae Mori Men but the unisex throws me off. I send back Midnight in Paris because it was too borderline, but then again in the summer I dont mind wearing CK One Summer.

    Torn on blind buying HM for that reason

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    smells nice, but florals overpowered for me. I like gourmands from candy lemon sweet, but this was a bad choice for me. I definitely recommend testing...

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I really wanted to like Hanae Mori Men, but, alas, it dried down to nothing but lemon powder for me. I am NOT a fan of powdery smells, so if you don't like powder, I don't think it's for you. I liked it until the extreme powder kicked in.
    +1

    I enjoyed the opening but it quickly turned powdery for me as well and stayed that way. Not an unappealing fragrance, just not for me.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    lemon candy type of a scent. think crisp lemons, synthetic florals with vanilla overall, good compliment getter, catches attention from the ladies.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Buy it! You won't regret it!
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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    It's pleasant enough, and if given to me/or bought blind, I would use it. That said, wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. If you don't like lemon, don't get it.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    I wish I would have tested before I bought it blindly. Smell is terrific. Just doesn't match with me. I love the scent, however.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    I did blind buy it in the end, and kind of regret it...it's ok, but it's nothing special on me!

    Also blind bought Lalique White with it, which I think is terrible!

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    Default Re: Blind buying Hanae Mori Men

    Rochas Man has floral notes. I think you'll like HM.
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