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  • Drakkar Noir

    45 37.82%
  • Aramis

    59 49.58%
  • Neither (dislike them both / or unsure)

    15 12.61%
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    Default Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Both of them were popular designer power woodsy frags of the 80's.

    Which do you prefer?

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar Noir is much better IMO.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar Noir.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis is infinitely better.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar gets my vote, though both got me compliements...in high school. To wear today, I'd pick Drakkar. Aramis is so freaking HEAVY on me.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar Noir

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    looks like theyre tied so far

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Both significant fragrances, but in terms of which is better it's Aramis by a long shot.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis by far.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis. I think I will make it my SOTE later.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I agree with those that significantly prefer Aramis.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Still haven't been able to even tolerate Aramis. Vote goes to Drakkar.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbar1104 View Post
    Still haven't been able to even tolerate Aramis. Vote goes to Drakkar.
    Aramis is just so THICK on my skin. It's like I'm walking around in a scent haze. No thanks.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar Noir

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    8 to 8. A dead-even tie (this is something that doesn't happen too often on here).

    To me, they are both power woodsy scents, except each of them have a different perspective on it.

    Aramis is pure woodsy, whereas Drakkar tries to balance the woodsiness with fruity and floral notes. In the end, people either find Drakkar to be well balanced with the variety of notes, or muddled and dissonant.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Definitely present day Aramis. I dont know if Lauder have toned it down since the 70's, but the current stuff isn't the Power Frag/Sillage Monster/Cologne Guy/Sex Panther I remember it to be. Dad must have gone apeshit on the trigger...

    A classy chypre with a very "times gone by" feel (not exactly dated, more antique if you know what I mean), wouldn't suit boys, for the more mature, discerning customer, with a robust but not overbearing Leather drydown.

    Drakkar Noir is synthetic lavender muck in comparison.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar Noir for me!!!
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis for one thing it is so much more complex then DN

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis is a masterpiece.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I chose Drakkar, but honestly they both make my nose bleed for forgiveness. Aramis now reminds me of funeral homes and this dude.



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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I'd take Aramis, simply because Drakkar Noir was my near-signature evening scent during my teen and early university years, while I'd simply like to become more familiar with Aramis, with wearing it and deconstructing more of its notes.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Now, it's clear that Aramis is in the lead.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis is the superior scent, imo.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Have to agree on Aramis been the better scent.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I like them both.

    I don't currently own a bottle of Drakkar Noir so I haven't smelled it recently, but have I used up several bottles of it in the past as my daily and only fragrance. I always enjoyed it and got lots of compliments.

    I've just gotten into Aramis lately (after being a longtime fan of 900, Havana,and Tuscany, and a more recent one of JHL and Devin) and and I'm really enjoying it. However, it is not an 80s fragrance; it came out in 1965.

    Both of these strike me as fragrances that people have a lot of associations with that affect their perceptions of the fragrances themselves. Not that this is wrong or unusual, but it seems to be an especially big factor in opinions of these two.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Quote Originally Posted by EM32 View Post
    I chose Drakkar, but honestly they both make my nose bleed for forgiveness. Aramis now reminds me of funeral homes and this dude.



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    AKKK!!! Im sorry. I own both but definately prefer Aramis. Aramis is rich and luxurious leather to me. DN is spicy and nice but I think I just may be too familiar with it from my younger days.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I don't like either, but I find Drakkar Noir to be more tolerable.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    If I had to choose between the two it would be Drakkar noir. Aramis has great projection and longevity but Aramis has a urine like smell to it that I could not get past.

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