Thread: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?
OK everyone, here we go. I've narrowed my next purchase down to another two. Both these scents are in a league of their own, so assuming the choice is just a simple one or the other, which would you go for and why?
No particular criteria here. I like woody scents and always up for something new. But those scents that I do like (e.g. as per my wardrobe) I tend to stick to like glue
1. Dior Homme Original
2. Musc Ravaguer
3. Portrait of a Lady
4. Noir de Noir
5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
6. New Haarlem
7. Pure Coffee
8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
9. Rose 31
10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Rocabar by a country mile.
1. Xerjoff - Nio
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
9. Creed - Original Cologne
10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
Rocabar, landslide victory.
Haha, if this same poll was done while Havana was still rare and not yet reintroduced by Aramis, it would have trounced Rocabar.
I still pick Havana. Light application. Rocabar is high quality but just doesn't work for me. There's an underlying sweet note that I find a little grating. Havana is a classic with impeccable blending and complexity, and it's very dry, which I like.
Rocabar is softer and more romantic, and would probably go over well with others.
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Havana, by infinity.
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Rocabar is by far more pleasing to my nose. Havana I have never been able to appreciate. Its tobacco is.....not really tobacco to me. It reminds me of an ash tray or perhaps a room where one has smoked. Its too green in a way for me as well. I think Ulrich Lang's Anvers does a better interpretation of that tobacco accord. I really find Havana to be overhyped and believe me, I don't like to say such things.
At the very least, Rocabar smells nice. It does leave me wanting in a way. It probably wears too close to the skin after a couple of hours. Perhaps a notch too sweet. But I still like it.
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Rocabar has the most amazing topnotes, but afterwards becomes somewhat dull IMO. Havana is quite the opposite.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
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I voted for Aramis Havana.
Havana by Aramis
Another for Havana.