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    Default Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Vanille

    twenty minutes it smells like light smoke and fish. The opening is rich with leather, sweetness, smoke, citrus . . . but the mid-note and dry down smells subtly like fish to me.

    Does anyone else have this? Thoughts?

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    Any chance I could have gotten a fake? I paid $30 off the internet for a tester which is the going rate, from an Ebay seller with like 7000 positive reviews.

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    I have it but don't make the same scent associations that you do with this scent. It's a fine scent.

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Vanille sounds good to me but nothing like Tsar. No idea why it would smell of fish. I've never got anything remotely resembling this.

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    First of all it's important to say what bottle we are talking about as they are quite different:

    The bad one:


    Or the good one, most true to vintage:
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Vanille sounds good to me but nothing like Tsar. No idea why it would smell of fish. I've never got anything remotely resembling this.
    Me neither and I have the vintage version.

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    ... and what about this bottle?

    van-cleef-tsar.jpg

    I'm puzzled.. this is worse than choose a name for my baby!!

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    I don't get fish either (vintage juice). It's lots of herbs, patchouli, and musk, a little floral touch, with an unusual touch of coconut in the base

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    it's mossy but not fishy.. you getting confused!

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    Despite not knowing the vintage Tabarome I don't get this opening.

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    Default Re: Van Cleef Arpels Tsar - starts off like mix of Vintage Tabarome + Invasion Barbare + Tobacco Van

    I noticed that If you smell on paper it's great; on someone's skin, it's horrendous.
    There's a lot of difference from person to person.

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