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Antoinio Puig Quorum
Bijan Pour homme
Cartier Santos Concentree
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour homme
Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar
Between these six legendary "powerhouse" scents, which one is your favorit, and why? 2 weeks ago I would wote for Santos concentree, but at the moment Antaeus has passed by it (with a teeny-weeny margin), as my favourite "powerhouse" .
Last edited by Oslo-Fjord; 20th February 2012 at 07:30 PM.
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From the list, Antaeus, off course
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It has to be the Cartier.
I like Antaeus, I really do, but the Cartier just knocks it's socks off, literally and figuratively.
I've worn Santos (the watch AND the fragrance) and I've worn Antaeus, but it's the Cartier that's always garnered compliments.
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Used to wear Tsar many years ago, but just tried Antaeus and prefer it.
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From you list: Cartier Santos Concentree
From the list Quorum.
Santos Concentree is the only one I like out of this bunch of behemoths.
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Antaeus by a loooooooong way
Cartier, then Antaeus.
I'm quite fond of all of them (with the exception of Santos), but Antaeus has a special place for me.
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I hate Antaeus. It smells disgusting to me.
But Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme is a near-perfect cologne -- to me it smells just as a man should smell, after he's done with the frivolousness of youth.
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1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
5. Creed Original Vetiver
Tsar is a legendary powerhouse?
I have a bottle of it from 12 years ago, and it whimps out after about 4 hours.
The current rendition of Tsar is weak. I like all of the others. VC&A is the best, but I slightly prefer Antaeus.
Voted Antaeus! That one brings back some special memories for me. Still enjoy it today. Although i would have picked Christian Dior Jules if that had been in the list.
Santos & VC&A. Antaeus is a contestant too. The others are great, apart from the Bijan, which I couldn't quite enjoy.
Antaeus. It's strong, smooth and refined.
Vintage: I voted for Bijan, but Antaeus can be considered right next to it. Please do understand that the reformulations are not similar to what they used to be.
Close combat for the top spot between Antaeus and Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
Antaeus for me!!!
Tsar when it was the original version.
Antaeus seems to stand out from that list.
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Santos is my pick. I agree the current Tsar is a whuss of a frag.
This is problematic because not only have many of us not tried them all but I suspect very few have tried all of them in their vintage form. For me, the difference is between the original and the reformulations (if there were any). Otherwise, it's just a matter of rotating them, not really liking one more than another. However, there are some I don't like. For example, I find Santos to be too sweet (unbalanced), and it gets irritating fairly quickly.
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