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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    Bond no 9 Eau de New York=Art of Shaving Lemon (so someone copied a Bond, I always thought it was the other way around)
    Both Bond and Art of Shaving copied the scent. The original fragrance is GFT by Geo. Trumper. No surprise, since Art of Shaving copies everything they do from Trumper, the barber and perfumer for English gentlemen since 1875.
    Last edited by MysteryBuff40; 5th August 2012 at 03:09 AM.

  2. #32

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    I like the concept of this thread.

    silentrich is onto something with the "scale" to classify similarities. Yes it's subjective but it will show a trending value if reviewers provide their input (Is it possible to start a comparison list or summary table instead of a thread?). I understand its a math equation but fragrance x = fragrance y can be misleading. I have yet to find fragrances that are exact in the top, mid, or base notes, let alone projection and longevity.

    The moment I begin to compare with the intent to substitute the real deal, I would be better getting the real deal. Now the scale would be helpful to have an idea of similar type scents if your looking to continue your bottle count or juggle cost.

    I'm glad Cool Water exists as I am allergic to Creed GIT.
    In fact, I have a reaction to many of the Creeds so having similar rated scents opens up options.
    Currently wearing: Envy for Men by Gucci

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    1=similar vibe, 2=parts are similar, 3=people will mistake one for the other at a distance, 4=very similar to the point it's hard to differentiate, 5= Only someone with a keen nose could tell the difference.
    Your point scale is an excellent way to help interpret what someone means when he says "X" smells like "B".

    But the deal breaker for me is that so many mainstream fragrances load up on iso-e super and musk which creates a headache in a bottle for me. So I'll stick with niche as much for the ingredients they don't use as for those they do.
    Last edited by MysteryBuff40; 5th August 2012 at 08:45 AM.

  4. #34

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    Hey guys?

    Mont Blanc Individual - Original Santal Creed

    THE END.
    THANKS FOR COMING

    they are the same sure Santal has a fruity fizzy open for a good 10 seconds but after that a give you no BS they are the
    EXACT. SAME. FRAGRANCE.
    Current Signature scent: Chanel Allure Home Sport

  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    How close is Perry Ellis M to Allure? How do they differ? I've been tempted by this one.

    Perry Ellis Red differs from AdG by a lot due to the cinnamon and spice. I like AdG but hate PE Red. Anybody want to swap a PE Red for M ?
    Wait a minute. How far off are we talking here? The only thing keeping me from purchasing a bottle of AdG is the fact that I own PE Red.
    Walked into my friends car today, the first girl I saw screamed, "Oh my gosh!! That smells so good." What do you know, it was AdG. For some reason, I didn't even smell it.

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I think it's ok here.. I doubt homeless people have internet
    guess, it's crass anyway!
    sailing the Oceans of Boredom...
    Currently wearing: Hamptons by Bond No. 9

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Wait a minute. How far off are we talking here? The only thing keeping me from purchasing a bottle of AdG is the fact that I own PE Red.
    Walked into my friends car today, the first girl I saw screamed, "Oh my gosh!! That smells so good." What do you know, it was AdG. For some reason, I didn't even smell it.
    To my nose, they're very different. There's a Big Red gum kind of scent in PE Red that isn't in AdG, and to me, it makes a huge difference. I enjoy AdG but I dislike PE Red to the point it becomes a scrubber for me. I've tried multiple times to give it a full wear, but 4 hours is the longest I've been able to tolerate.

  8. #38

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    Creed - Bois du Portugal <> Calvin Klein - Obsession For Men.

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    I remembered another one, or a mixture of 2 I guess:
    Creed Santal Imperial mixed with Jo Malone Vetiver Cologne=Kenzo Woody

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarquisdeSod View Post
    So I'd like to put together a list of cheaper copies of niche fragrances. Some of us have niche, but save them for a special occasion; I'm not going to use my Tobacco Vanille as a daily scent. So feel free to contribute on what will hopefully be an expanding list of cheaper copies of fragrances.

    Niche/Copy

    GIT, Chez Bond = Cool Water
    Millesime Imperial = Unforgivable - Sean John, Love and Luck Ed Hardy
    New Haarlem = Michael Jordan Legend
    Tobacco Vanille = Eau des Baux, SpiceBomb
    Terre d'Hermes = Citrus and Wood by Yardley (Yes, I know, Hermes is designer, but their price point is niche)
    Original Santal = Joop! Homme
    Silver Mountain Water = Al Rehab Silver
    Allure = Perry Ellis m, Lalique Le Faune (Again, the Chanel price points border on the niche)

    Any I've missed?
    I have to agree that Silver is a lot like SMW; I own both but have the former on now; I'd be hard pushed to tell the difference. Not so sure that the others are that close though.
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  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by espinado View Post
    Creed - Bois du Portugal <> Calvin Klein - Obsession For Men.
    Now we're just being silly.

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    Gucci Rush - Pal Zileri Sartoriale

  13. #43

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    Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir reminds me of Creed Spice & Wood. Both earthy woody scents.

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    Muscs Ravaguer Malle = Meharees by L'erbolario
    Green Irish Tweed = Estee Lauder Pleasures for Men

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    Quote Originally Posted by espinado View Post
    Creed - Bois du Portugal <> Calvin Klein - Obsession For Men.
    Me don't think they're similar or even close!

    Quote Originally Posted by El_Guapo View Post
    Gucci Rush - Pal Zileri Sartoriale
    I am so ordering Pal.Z Sartoriale if it smells like Gucci Rush!

  16. #46

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    Musc Ravageur - Helmut Lang (HL becoming rare and pricier now though)

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    Aventus like Zara Gold or Jaguar is complete nonsense. There s anything same as Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Mekkanische Rose, a small independent firm from Berlin does terrific natural fragrances for ridiculously cheap. Not copies but definitely "valid alternatives" to niche expecially when your budget doesn't allow you to splurge on big tickets...
    Do they have an online store?

    Thanks!

  19. #49

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    Versace Man Eau Fraiche = Bulgari PH Extreme....

    Oh wait, they each cost about $35 for 100ml

    Is there anything close to Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan??

  20. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Me either, nor any similarity to Spicebomb.
    Eai des Beaux and spicebomb smell alike though

  21. #51

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    Gucci Pour Homme ≈ Tommy Bahama for Men

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    Now I can see why I like Bvulgari Man though it's completely missing the incense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Acqua di Gio = Perry Ellis Red
    Creed Aventus = Vision by Jaguar (so I have heard - I have never tried anything by Jaguar)
    Creed Original Santal = Mont Blanc Individuel
    Creed Original Vetiver = Mugler Cologne
    Creed Original Cologne = Burberry Weekend (a little bit of a stretch, but I think they do have some similarities at least for the 20 minutes Weekend lasts)
    Bond No. 9 Montauk = Kenneth Cole Black


    I dont get the comparisons: Tobacco Vanille = Eau des Baux, SpiceBomb
    Woah woah woah--Creed OV=Mugler Cologne? I don't think so. Mugler Cologne is, in my opinion, far superior.

  24. #54

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    Tobacco vanille dry down reminds me of guerlain spiriteuse double vanille. spicebomb,smells very different to tob vanille IMO.

  25. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarquisdeSod View Post
    So I'd like to put together a list of cheaper copies of niche fragrances. Some of us have niche, but save them for a special occasion; I'm not going to use my Tobacco Vanille as a daily scent. So feel free to contribute on what will hopefully be an expanding list of cheaper copies of fragrances.

    Niche/Copy


    Tobacco Vanille = Eau des Baux, SpiceBomb
    Tobacco Vanille and spicebomb are nothing alike!

  26. #56

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    talking of copies,have you tried oils? you can get some brilliant copies of niche scents. you get a lot of companies that do the everyday fragrance oil in the more common brands like Marc jacobs,dior,chanel a-likes and there are some that do an impressive collection of niche too. ive had some armani prive-a-like as well as Amouage-a-like scents from a uk based company theperfumepeople.net.and theyre great. i did have an oud wood by tom Ford -a-like that was ok,but they have now changed the formula.its supposed to be stronger. there is another company called paradise perfumes and gems.i think they do niche type oils aswell. hope this helps

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