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  • Drakkar Noir

    45 38.46%
  • Aramis

    57 48.72%
  • Neither (dislike them both / or unsure)

    15 12.82%
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Drakkar Noir for me!!!
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    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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    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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    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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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I prefer Drakkar Noir - from a woman's perspective. ( Though I also do think Aramis is great , Drakkar Noir is the one I prefer to smell . )
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis, although it smells a bit castrated these days.

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    Aramis by a long way for me.
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar Noir for me. Of course.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I can't choose between these two, because I love them both.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    surprised to see this one keep popping up.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakar Noir, indeed.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Both great scents of their time, but probably a bit dated for many today (would not inlcude myself in that group).

    Have extensively used and loved both, each having beeen my staple to-go frag at various stages in my life, but as of today I feel Aramis is the better, primarily because DN is but a pale shadow of its former self whilst Aramis continues to be close to its days of yore.

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    ARAMIS absolutely
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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Great questions. I wore both of these many years ago. I would use my dad's Aramis and I purchased the Drakkar Noir. Both are very good. I love those 80's power house juices. Today, I own both. I normally wear Drakkar during the day, and two sprays of Aramis during the evenings. Both are really good. But if I have to choose one, it would be Drakkar.

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    Aramis by miles...


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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar for sure for me. I have a bottle of Aramis I am still trying to get rid of. Not that Aramis is bad, but it's quite sharp and strong. Drakkar is strong too, but much more smooth. I see no relevance though when comparing, other than the fact that they are both powerhouses.

    In terms of smell.. I would compare Drakkar more to like BHPC Red, Rive Gauche, Escada pH. Where as, I would compare Aramis more to Azzaro pH, BHPC Giorgio BH.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis...just.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    I love them both.. but i would apply them differently depending on the occasion hence I didn't vote.

    Aramis for casual day to day basis, fantastic stuff. But If i'm out on a date/dinner i will stick to Drakkar, fantastic for night outings, women 30+ love that stuff.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis for me. I've tried an older bottle of Drakkar Noir, so I can't be sure if the juice was 100% in top condition, and, whilst not bad, I didn't really find it all that enjoyable.

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Drakkar Nior by a hair...

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    Aramis.

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    aramis!

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    Default Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Aramis is patchouli bomb. Drakkar Noir is lavender and mossy heaven. I like opening of Aramis, but then it goes wrong.

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    I prefer Aramis. It's a more emotional scent for me. Drakkar is something I expect to find in car fresheners.

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    My vote was for DK

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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.

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    Aramis is the worst fragrance ever created, smells like dog urine, so Drakkar Noir wins by default.

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    Aramis
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