Thread: Discovering Havana..
...new gentleman collection bottle...wow this one reminds me Montanas Parfum DHommea a lot!! Maybe a bit spicier, nice...also Czech Speake Cuba...scents I like a lot...masculine and smooth, good sillage and longevity, versatile...
...what do you think?
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Edouard Flechier? I didnt know he made Havana
An outstanding fragrance, enjoyed it from the very first testing.
One of the very, very best IMO.
Thee things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Aramis Havana is still nowadays an unparalleled Scent in its genre (the Gentleman Collection version is excellent too): class, distinction and exoticism at its best. Cuba is substantially different imo, Montana shares with Havana several elements, the aromas are close eachother but Havana owns that exotic magic Parfum d'Homme lacks.
And Reserva dispenses with the window dressing and focuses on really deep tobacco - I haven't tried any niche tobacco scent that can touch that one!
Visit my huge swap page: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=211135
Or visit my Sales page: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=211407
Samples, etc. for Sale at my Crystal Flacon page: http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=282
My fragrance blog: http://bigslyfragrance.wordpress.com/
I tried the vintage Havana against the new one and could not tell any difference. It has imo been reformulated really well, great tobacco scent.
Got a hankering to wear Havana today - Basenotes must be getting at me subliminally...!!
Jack's right - it's a very good reformulation. I've a small 10ml bottle of the 'old' Havana and there's virtually nothing between them.
Havana sounds 'dark brown' like big Cuban cigars, but in fact it smells 'green': nice but nevertheless disappointing...!
It's tobacco leaf fragrance, not tobacco one can find in cigars. Yes, it's more green than most tobacco based fragrances but that doesn't make it less beautiful. I have a mini of new Havana and a 50ml splash bottle of vintage and just like other people mentioned, I couldn't find any substantial difference between them. Reading all the comments above, I start wishing I wore Havana as my SOTD. But I'm stuck with Egoiste Concentree instead... Ah, big deal:-)
Havana is an amazing tobacco fragrance that's both timeless and modern. It usually sells for 50 bucks for the 3.4 oz which is a great price itself.. I recently found it on Amazon for 30 bucks, and free shipping if you spend 35+, link below. Best price on the internet from a reputable seller.
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
I wore the original one back in 1994 (man, I feel so old all of a sudden!). I don't remember the scent that well, but the new formulation isn't bad at all. I got some recently and liked it. Just need to go easy on the trigger as the spices can get overwhelming after a while!
Saw this thread and was inspired to wear this as SOTD. Glad for that, because I'm really enjoying this one in the office today.
Not a fan of this one but one of my sons likes this one and wears it on occasion.
Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.
Great fragrance. I have the vintage and love it, though it doesn't have the longevity or potency I expected.
... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.
Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...
TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My bottle has been empty for a couple years now...I've moved on from it but sometimes I sniff the nozzle...lol.
Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??
I have come around on this one in a big way recently. I sampled it twice in years past but never felt compelled to buy it, but I threw it on my last fragrancenet purchase to reach the free shipping threshold. I have been wearing it a ton since then. It's really, really nice.