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    Default 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

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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    Hermes Rocabar
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    Hermes Rocabar

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    Rocabar

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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    Rocabar by a country mile.

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    Rocabar.
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    Rocabar, landslide victory.

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    Wow, I had no idea Rocabar was this popular. I am very tempted now.

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    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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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    Havana, by infinity.
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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    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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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Haha, if this same poll was done while Havana was still rare and not yet reintroduced by Aramis, it would have trounced Rocabar.

    Agree....another vote for Havana.


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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    Rocabar has the most amazing topnotes, but afterwards becomes somewhat dull IMO. Havana is quite the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Rocabar is by far more pleasing to my nose. Havana I have never been able to appreciate.
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    Rocabar has the most amazing topnotes, but afterwards becomes somewhat dull IMO. Havana is quite the opposite.
    I'm beginning to think the same. Too much vanilla in the dry down spoils those luscious woody notes for me. So I haven't gone for either.

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    Havana.
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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    I voted for Aramis Havana.

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    Havana by Aramis

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    Another for Havana.
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    Default Re: Hermes Rocabar or Aramis Havana?

    Looks like we're neck and neck now...

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