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    Default Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    hesitating between the two... which do you recommend and why?

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    I've sampled both and I would go with New Haarlem. That's only if I was forced to pick between the two. I'm not sure if either is bottle worthy for me.

    New Haarlem is basically just maple syrup. I don't get any other notes from it.

    ILNY4All smells like Coco Puffs cereal with milk. There's a strong milk note that many are not fond of.

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    Absolutely without a doubt I Love NY. It's beautiful

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    Ny for all. Great cocoa and crazy longevity/ projection

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    They're both good, but if I had to choose it would be NY.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    i love ny for all

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    i love ny for all

    +5 NY for All

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    I <3 NY For All

    It smells deelish, plus it's cheaper.

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    I like NY For All....but it doesn't come close to New Haarlem IMO. New Haarlem is great stuff.

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    I owned both.

    ILNY For All is unique, and it smelled good on my wrist, but actually wearing it all day was abolutely disgusting. Cloying. smells like fake butter caramel beverage flavoring. I sold it asap.

    New Haarlem on the other hand, is a beauty. Highly complimented, tons of projection and longevity, and sweet, but just transparent enough to be highly wearable. Don't hesitate, NH by a country mile.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Own and love both. For caramelized coffee go for NH. For cocoa + vanilla + marron glace go for ILNYFALL. I think NH lasts more while ILNY projects better.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    new haarlem.

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    New Haarlem. I really, really don't like NY For All.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Sample for yourself and choose. Your buying the stuff not us. New Haarlem!

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    What is up with all the I love ny for all??? That stuff is putrid to me! New Haarlem recommended from me.

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    New Haarlem is one of the best gourmands out there, so I'd go with that one.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem easily for me. NY is like hot chocolate or coffee where someone dumped in far too much cream.
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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    I thought I liked them both, but New Haarlem is much better. I have a hard time with the opening ofI Love NY for all...it has a smell of milk that is about to go very sour but is not quite there yet. After that wears off it becomes OK, but the opening is challenging, not in a good way for me.
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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    thanks for all your opinions.... seems like the majority seems to prefer New Harlem and am thinking of purchasing it..

    Before so, since im kinda new to Bonds and do love them, is there other that you find are the best smelling on men?

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem
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    I sprayed some Andy Warholl Success is a job in New York last evening after shower to go out and believe me: besides very nice smell it´s alive as we speak (not just a trace, I mean I can take sniffs of it here sitting as I type). Very incensy and vanilla. But it´s unisex I think. Not a real Macho Man smell. I like all Bonds I know. And I own maybe 8 ou 10 of them.

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    New Haarlem.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeZ View Post
    thanks for all your opinions.... seems like the majority seems to prefer New Harlem and am thinking of purchasing it..

    Before so, since im kinda new to Bonds and do love them, is there other that you find are the best smelling on men?
    From the 2 that you have been considering, I would go with I Love NY for All. I just don't like New Haarlem very much.

    However, if you want to sample others from the line, you could try:
    Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    Saks New Orleans (black bottle)
    Great Jones
    New York Oud
    Harrods Oud
    Saks 5th Avenue for Him

    Maybe not 'traditionally' masculine, but great nonetheless:
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    Nuits de Noho
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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Absolutely without a doubt by miles New Haarlem.

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    I like NY4A but I LOVE New Haarlem!!! Love it, yep yep yep!!

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Nh
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    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem is much much sweeter. That maple is just overwhelmingly sugary; I can't do it. I Love Ny for All is my bedtime scent, it's comforting and warm without being too sweet.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Isnt New Haarlem cheaper than I love NY for all? I have a sample of I love Ny for all and really enjoy it and was thinking about purchasing it, havent tried new haarlem yet so might have to sample it first and make a decision, since i love gourmands.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem by far. No contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck21 View Post
    Isnt New Haarlem cheaper than I love NY for all? I have a sample of I love Ny for all and really enjoy it and was thinking about purchasing it, havent tried new haarlem yet so might have to sample it first and make a decision, since i love gourmands.
    Other way around at retail

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    I do like both.....If I had to pick one it would be I Love NY for all.....Gary

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    DO NOT even consider New Haarlem.

    Burn it with fiyah !

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    I like new haarlem enough on my 5'7 150 lb frame to keep it. It lasts forever. Smelled a lot of Bonds and only cared to know the name of a few including Coney Island and Brooklyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    I like new haarlem enough on my 5'7 150 lb frame to keep it. It lasts forever. Smelled a lot of Bonds and only cared to know the name of a few including Coney Island and Brooklyn
    I know what you mean Vince23Heat...it smells exceptional on my 6' 170 lb frame. I sure am glad that I'm not really tall, say 6'5" and super muscly..because if I were, somehow New Haarlem would probably smell awful!! Ok, ok, I'll stop...if anyone's confused, just search New Haarlem and you'll understand!

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    double post

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem.
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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Both are great, I think New Harrlem is a bit more unique ..

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    Just wanted to put this out there...though I absolutely despise I Love NY for All, I was pleasantly surprised by So New York, which I feel has a similar vibe to ILNY4A. I still probably wouldn't purchase it, and New Haarlem is still better in my mind, but as another Bond gourmand, So New York should be given a chance.

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    New Haarlem all the way!

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    I own & love both, but New Haarlem is the winner. Not even that close.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem is another nasty synthetic mess by Roucel, so I <3 NY by default.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    I own and like both.

    New Haarlem is a better fragrance for me but NY For All wins when it comes to versatility. So if you're looking to expand your collection, NH is a better addition. But if you're willing to use it daily, i'd recommend NY for All.

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    Default Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I know what you mean Vince23Heat...it smells exceptional on my 6' 170 lb frame. I sure am glad that I'm not really tall, say 6'5" and super muscly..because if I were, somehow New Haarlem would probably smell awful!! Ok, ok, I'll stop...if anyone's confused, just search New Haarlem and you'll understand!
    I'm 6'5" 255lbs with muscles and I love and own both. Not sure what size has to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PradaG View Post
    Sample for yourself and choose. Your buying the stuff not us. New Haarlem!
    This.

    I own New Haarlem, and it does get a lot of compliments (even though it does smell like pancakes and syrup, the compliments aren't from fat chicks). But you need to decide which one you like better...
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