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  • Timbuktu

    37 54.41%
  • Dzongkha

    31 45.59%
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  1. #1

    Default Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Which do you prefer and why?
    How are their projection and longevity?

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    I voted for Timbuktu.

    Both are okay with longevity. Though I think, Dzongkha has more projection than Timbuktu. Both are excellent juices. However, because I get a celery smell from Dzongkha, I voted for Timbuktu which I enjoy more.

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    I like the resin in Timbuktu. Both seem equal in projection and longevity.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    I own neither of them, but I find Dzonghka more interesting.

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    Timbuktu, hands down. Great sillage and longevity, and remains graceful to the end.
    Dzongkha goes 'off' on my skin after just a little while, taking on a stale/'sticky' quality that turns me off.

    IMO, Dzongkha is one of those perfumes that is much more interesting on a smelling strip than on skin.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    I own neither of them, but I find Dzonghka more interesting.
    Same here...Believe it or not, I find that Kyoto shares more than a single similarity with Timbuktu but results overall more distinctive.
    Last edited by alfarom; 29th February 2012 at 08:54 AM.


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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Own 'em both.

    Timbuktu is a little friendlier, crisper, drier . . . Dzongkha seems more austere - never been to a Buddhist Monastery in Bhutan but I'm assuming they are not that different from Kathmandu Valley, and yeah, it's evocative of that in winter, wood, damp stone, a bit of smoke.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Dzongkha for me.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    I do have Amouage Epic and Jubiliation and CdG incense series under my consideration also.
    If that is the case, will Timbuktu be a better fit
    (I like this more than Hermes TdH which I plan to sell).? As Dzongkha sounds like a serene, meditative frag

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Quote Originally Posted by spirit966 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback!

    I do have Amouage Epic and Jubiliation and CdG incense series under my consideration also.
    If that is the case, will Timbuktu be a better fit
    Short answer: No.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Short answer: No.
    Hahaha that means I should have Timbuktu, Dzongkha, Kyoto, Epic, Jubiliation, Avignon all in my collection!?

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Quote Originally Posted by spirit966 View Post
    Hahaha that means I should have Timbuktu, Dzongkha, Kyoto, Epic, Jubiliation, Avignon all in my collection!?
    I think you should stick with Jub, the CDG and Dzongkha...I'm not much of a big fan of Tmbuktu, sorry


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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    1. Jubilation XXV
    2. Avignon
    3. Kyoto
    4. L'Air du Désert Marocain
    5. Dzongkha
    6. Epic
    7. Timbuktu

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Have and like both but prefer Dzongkha

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Timbuktu Is my preference, last longer and more enjoyable.

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    Have both. They are something else. Amazing.

    Will not choose between the two. Own both. They're that different and that good.

    Maybe i like the tart opening of Timbuktu more.


    Ok went and smelled them both just now.

    Nope, like them equally. Masterpieces.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Lol, but you have to choose!!!

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    No!

    You guys made me choose in the Serge Lutens thread and I painstakingly did but at least that was 3 perfumes.

    no
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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Dzongkha by miles. There's something harsh and unpleasant about Timbuktu that really puts me off.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Same here...Believe it or not, I find that Kyoto shares more than a single similarity with Timbuktu but results overall more distinctive.
    This is exactly why I don't own Timbuktu yet. Every time I smell it, it reminds me strongly of Kyoto, which I already own.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Initially my choice was between Timbuktu, Kyoto and Dzonghka. I picked Kyoto, but still pined for Timbuktu (which I had previously sampled), so I ordered it. Then I came across a good deal on Dzonghka from someone on Fragrantica and bought it too. Of these three, if forced to choose at gunpoint, I would pick Timbuktu.

    Since I am such an incense fan I ordered Jubilation XXV, which showed up 5 minutes ago and I haven't tried it yet.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Strange...I own Dzongkha and have a sample of Timbuktu, and while it's been quite some time since I sniffed Timbuktu I remember thinking that both frags have a very similar vibe to them. Can't choose; I'll have to revisit them and compare side by side.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Primarily vetiver and incense in one and vetiver and iris in the other.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    And to be fair, Timbuktu, Dzongkha, and Kyoto are all Duchaufour creations, so it's no surprise there's a family resemblance (with Kyoto and Timbuktu almost identical twins).

    Jubilation XXV, on the other hand, breaks out from the above three with its strong use of frankincense -- much more Western liturgical or Middle Eastern (as in the three wise men, honestly) than the African or Buddhist implications of the other three.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    ...a choice between delicious and...discontinued(as far as I am properly informed)...!
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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    I used to like Dzongkha better; less acrid, more floral, but I've really grown to enjoy the rugged quality of Timbuktu. And now, I actually think I prefer it.

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    I prefer Timbuktu. It's one of my top favorite fragrances! I used to love Dzongkha almost as much, but iris and I have a shaky relationship these days.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Dzongkha

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    Wearing Timbuktu today.

    I thoroughly enjoy the tart opening.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Use both, a small preference for Dzongkha for his uncommon irisy leitmotiv...

    Either:good projection and longevity ,imo masterpieces.

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