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    Default Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Guys - Classic Scenario - there can only be one, please do the honours!

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    No poll? Personally I own both but I vastely prefer Bel Ami (vintage).


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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    I prefer Bel Ami.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    My husband wore the vintage Bel Ami yesterday and I couldn't get enough of his smell. The leatheriness is so smooth.
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    guys i have no way of sampling this - i like leather/fougere/spicy stuff - but i disliked Boucheron Homme EDP it wasnt bad - but it wasnt good either, i've sampled this equipage and belami before - but cant recall but i vaguely remember, that i like one of this but i cant remember which one! - So Far it looks like BEL AMI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    No poll? Personally I own both but I vastely prefer Bel Ami (vintage).
    how to i actually set a poll?

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    how to i actually set a poll?
    there should be an option when launching the thread...at the page bottom...


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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami current formulation.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Despite multiple revisits, I cannot come to terms with Bel-Ami, which I find a typical dated 80s herbal leather, albeit more refined than most. Whereas Equipage's unique charms grow on me with each wear.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami I guess but you can do better if you like leather scents. Knize 10 or Leather Oud will curb your craving.

    None of the Hermes reformulations do it for me.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Equipage.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami, vintage.
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami i guess
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    vintage Bel Ami

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    I have vintage Equipage and new Bel Ami and far, FAR prefer Bel Ami. Equipage is OK, but it's got this rough almost crude 1970's feel to it whereas Bel Ami is smooth and timeless. There are times when I enjoy Equipage, but up against Bel Ami (of any formulation), it can't compete in my book.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Thanks guys - i am going for BEL AMI!

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Cut your lunch budget and buy both.
    Personally, I'd go for bel ami, preferably old shaker bottle

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    Thumbs up Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    BEL AMI
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Wow, and I just fell in love with and bought Equipage...

    I guess I need to find a sample of Bel Ami!
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    To update y'all i bought bel ami and went for equipage as well! - Next Vetiver Tonka ; and we will call it a day -

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    To update y'all i bought bel ami and went for equipage as well! - Next Vetiver Tonka ; and we will call it a day -
    Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    To update y'all i bought bel ami and went for equipage as well! - Next Vetiver Tonka ; and we will call it a day -
    Well done! You'll like Vetiver Tonka, it's a great scent.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami

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    Bel Ami
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Not a fair contest -- Bel Ami is one of the nicest creations of all time, let alone matching it against one of the lesser Hermes lights.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Always, always, but seriously always BEL AMI. BY FAR!

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Hermes told Guy Robert they wanted something that smelled like "cold pipe". Don't think they got it. The quality is excellent but the fragrance is dull.

    Bel Ami won that one before the race ever started. Hard to compete against one of the greatest masculines ever from one of the greatest perfumers ever in Jean-Louis Sieuzac (Bel Ami, Or Black, Fahrenheit, Opium pour femme, etc)

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    Bel Ami for me also...

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    I have the new versions of these in sample

    The current Equipage is a mess
    The New Bel Ami is very true to the vintage. I found the current version has short longevity on me.

    The vintage Equipage is very nice and true to reviews
    The vintage Bel Ami is a real winner for me, Excellent fragrance, amazing longevity.
    Both my bottles of Bel Ami and Equipage are from the late 80's

    My favourite between the two is Bel Ami vintage version, But if you appreciate a bit of Vetiver then also sample the current Bel Ami Vetiver. Excellent longevity also

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Bel Ami vintage>Equipage vintage>new Bel Ami>new Equipage

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Vintage Equipage for me

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    No poll? Personally I own both but I vastely prefer Bel Ami (vintage).
    +1 for me

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami or Hermes Equipage (Can't Decide - Please Vote and Pick Only 1)

    For me Vintage equipage>Vintage Bel Ami>New Equipage>New Bel Ami.

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