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    Hi,

    I am new to these forums, and I do not have a nose as sophisticated as some you probably have.

    Now, I love Paco Rabanne 1 Million and its spicy sweetness and warmth but find its only really suitable for the colder months. Is there anything in a similar vein that's good for spring time?

    Thanks!

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    212 VIP is pretty similar to it.

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    Yeah, 212 VIP, less intense and more fruity

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    Some feel that Boss Bottled is similar.

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    Black Soul by Lapidus

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Yeah, 212 VIP, less intense and more fruity
    I would say the same too.
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    Black Soul by Lapidus
    This one

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    The Secret by Antonio Ban.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ete View Post
    The Secret by Antonio Ban.....
    This one!
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

    TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yep like everyone else mention 212 VIP. I actually like that more.

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    John Varvatos - John Varvatos smells similar to me.

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    CK shock

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    Spicebomb

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    Another for Black Soul

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    Dolce & Gabbana - The One For Men
    YSL - La Nuit de L'Homme

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    I own VIP, Shock and YSL La nuit, 212 smells a lot like 1 mil but a bit more spicy/boozy. Its pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    John Varvatos - John Varvatos smells similar to me.
    I could subtly see this.

    My first reaction was The Secret by Antonio Banderas too though.
    "The most beautiful sea hasnít been crossed yet. The most beautiful child hasnít grown up yet. The most beautiful days we havenít seen yet. And the most beautiful words I wanted to tell you... I havenít said yetÖ"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    Spicebomb
    it's both cooler/fresher/lighter, and more wintery at the same time !!

    As for another similar scent to 1 Million, try Lapidus' Altamir.

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    Definitely Antonio Banderas: The Secret

    Smells like a lighter 1 Million (way more versatile) but more expensive while costing 5x cheaper!
    Lasts about 6 hours and girls like it too for that matter. Very good regarding the cheap price!
    I bought the edt/aftershave 2x 100ml set in Spain last year for under 20 euros.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Black Soul is probably the closest to One Million, but the projection is still monstrous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Some feel that Boss Bottled is similar.
    WHAT !!???!!!???

    To my nose 1 Million and Boss Bottled share the same characteristics as Aramis Havana and L'eau D'Issey Miayki - NOTHING !!!
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    boss bottle is no where similar. 24 gold is a nice sweet scent btw in the vein of new haarlem but not similar

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    Brilliant, thanks for the replies. I tried 212 VIP and it was almost indistinguishable from 1 Million, also tried CK Shock and liked that a lot.

    So... I bought CK Shock, ordered some TL Black Soul as it was so cheap, and some Rochas Man which leads me to another question...

    Would you say Rochas Man is a strictly cold weather scent as I found with A*Star?

    I also tried some Gaultier Le Male Terrible on my skin and it developed into a well matured urine funk on me. I did NOT smell fit.

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    Default Re: 1 Million Alternative

    The only scent it reminded me of was Lapidus Pour Homme.

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    C. herrera 212 VIP
    Or for spring & summer, Joop Jump (better longevity than 212 vip as well).

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