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  • Portrait of a Lady

    28 62.22%
  • Musc Ravageur

    17 37.78%
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    Default Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    I know they are completely different, just curious as to which one you enjoy more. Musc Ravageur is a favorite on Basenotes and it seems like POAL is getting some attention, as well. So which one do you prefer?

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Easy choice for me. I like MR, but absolutely love PoaL.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    The manly one:

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle - A blast of freshness hits you with the hay-like sweetness of lavender commingling with the zesty citrus of bergamot. This refreshing opening transitions to its middle with the boatload of cloves, imparting a thick, wet earthiness with a faintly sweet dimension. This raises the dark avenue of travel for this composition. As the cloves percolate, a warm, mellow cinnamon with a hint of a civet musk gather steam, and stew with the hearty cloves. The billowing animalic musk coupled with the extraordinary spices transforms the heart into a rapturous sensuality. Hints of sweetness in the form of vanilla and tonka bean tug at this sexual melange leading it to the captivating base. As the spicy component of the heart fades away, the musk mixes with the tonka bean to give a fleeting chocolate aura drawing it closer to the base. The vanilla and tonka bean envelop the rousing musk and join with a woods backdrop, to wit, balsamic cedarwood, aromatic sandalwood and sweet guiac wood, to give creamy and powdery facets to the mellifluous drydown. This well blended and complex fragrance has excellent longevity and good projection, after 5-6 hours becoming a skin scent.

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    Never smelled POAL, but I like Endymion much better than MR when looking for something in that tone of smell.

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    Musc Ravageur

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    No to MR.

    POAL: wonderful!

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    How girly is POAL? Is it a lot more feminine than Rose 31? I know that Rose 31 is a dirty rose, but it is still rather feminine.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    I think Portrait is pretty masculine actually. However, if you think Rose 31 is girly, stay away from Portrait. Definitely sample both though. I personally think Musc Rav is gross.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    MR is one of my top 5 (from my collection). =)

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Its hard for me to decide but if I have to choose, MR.
    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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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Love PoaL, loathe MR.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Both are excellent in their intended genres. Both happily in my wardrobe.

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Portrait of a Lady >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Musc Ravageur
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Both are worthy imo. I love and want both. But PoaL is awesome.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    I enjoy both of them very much, but PoL seems like an absolute masterpiece.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    I cant get past the opening of MR.....Nasty
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    This is surprise for me. I excepted more votes for MR

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie2000 View Post
    I cant get past the opening of MR.....Nasty
    The opening of MR smells EXACTLY like sniffing the inside of a box of bandaids. True fact.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Portrait of a Lady >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Musc Ravageur
    Finally, a "greater than" post I can stand behind. And I like Musc Ravageur just fine.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    Never felt inclined to purchase the Lady... might have to resample and think again based on this.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    I absolutely like both, and own MR... but because I'm a huge lover of roses, I'd say POAL. The name kinda throws me off though, but I hope to someday own it.

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    Default Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    I don't really love either of them.
    Both good frags, just not to my tastes.

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