My pick is Sel Marin just purely because its a better scent
Which is better in your opinion and why?
+1 for Sel Marin. Sel Marin does not smell like sweetened 7-up water.
My pick is Sel Marin just purely because its a better scent
Sel Marin without a doubt. The longevity and projection of the Frapin offering just didn't cut it for me.
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I ordered both those samples a few weeks ago so hopefully I will be able to respond this week. Hopefully I like them both.
I have and like both but I prefer the Heeley.
I quite lime them both but I prefer Sel Marin over L'Humaniste. Although sharing a summery vibe, they're not comparable IMO. The former pairs a solid cedarwood-vetiver combo with a sparkling bergamot opening and the latter is basically a juniper, cocktail-like, spicy-woody concoction with no vetiver whatsoever.
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I like both and own both. I would recommend both also but for different reasons.
Sel Marin is refreshing - taking a walk by the ocean - kind of feel. An alternate to Sel Marin for comparison purposes might be Sel d' Vetiver or Acqua di Sale although they are slightly bolder than the minimalist Sel Marin.
L' Humaniste is a light aromatic and is the scent of walking through a garden early in the morning. For this kind of green wet garden air fragrance L' Humaniste is one of the best there is - probably the best one. Comparables for this kind of fragrance idea would be Jardin du Poete, Forte plus Forte and Maestrale - all recommended highly.
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I sold L'Humaniste but kept Sel Marin. L'Humaniste just kind of bore me.
I have sampled both and find Sel Marin to be my preference. Invigorating.
They're both over priced, but if I had to pick one it would be Sel Marin.
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My Vote goes for Heeley Sel Marin
Fantastic everyday fragrance.
LOve the way it develops on my skin.
Wow! These are both perennial BN favorites, I'm surprised to see it's such a runaway... even more shocking to see light bashing of L'Humaniste
For me, Sel Marin is just meh. I like L'Humaniste a bit better, but I can barely smell it, I seem anosmic to it, for the most part. I'll need to go try Sel Marin again
You really can't make a back choice, but they are quite different. Sel Marin is more avant garde. It's salty sea water. L'Humaniste is sweeter gin and citrus. It's better for work and a lot more versatile, but the performance leaves a lot to be desired. I own and wear both, but I prefer Sel Marin.
I see this thread is four years old. But Sel Marin is the greatest new frangrance I've encountered in a long time.
I think its a masterpiece, personally. Cant speak highly enough of it. I'm not a Heeley fanboy or anything. In fact most of the other fragrances I've tried by him... I haven't really been bowled over by (sorry James!). I'm more into Creed, Guerlian, Tom Ford. But this is very special, at least in my view. It's a little on the expensive side, but it's worth it IMO.
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Have and love both but I find the Heeley to be a bit better.....in every category
Yes, definitely the Heeley for me, too.
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K. I'll be in the minority, and go with L'Humaniste.
I like Sel Marin... sometimes. It has to be the right day.
L'Humaniste is inoffensive all the time. That's not the same as amazing. But it's a good work scent.
On the right days, Sel Marin would win out for me. If I was spending money, I'd get a bottle of the Frapin, and a decant of Sel Marin.
This thread is making me want to re sample Sel Marin. I own and really enjoy L'humaniste in spite of its terrible performance on my skin. Even though it's a very simple straightforward fragrance with little to no progression I enjoy the scent, and it garners a lot of compliments from both men and women alike.
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L'Humaniste by far for me. Sel Marin is too light and since I live near the ocean it seems redundant to smell of it like this.
I'm sure I'm in the minority, but find these as 2 of the most overrated fragrances on here. I love fresh/clean scents and didn't like either of these...sadly was convinced to buy them from all the positive feedback on here, luckily they were easy to sell
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I will admit I've stayed away from L'Humaniste due to its apparent horrible performance; not that the Heeley is a powerhouse, though I do get six or so good hours.
Own and love both. I might, if I had to, rate the Heeley slightly above the Frapin because it has a little more of a development phase - but that is being overly academic in my view.
I rate both equally as they are not comparable ....I own both ...so if my mood is sea salty I go with heeley ...but if it's in a summer fresh / refresh kind of mood then i go with LHumaniste but I can't say one is better than the other.....as both give avg. Longivity & projection to me but if a gun is put to my head and I have to pick one then LHumaniste would be the one purely on smell !
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Scent wise, L'Humaniste
Longevity wise, Sel Marine
both are very well made category
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Heeley Somehow works pretty well on my skin than L Humaniste !!!
I find them pretty different fragrances so it's hard to compare them. That said scent goes to Lhumaniste and longevity goes to Sel Marin (though I don't get outstanding out of this world performance from it either). Sel MarIn and Sel de Vetiver are much closer of fragrances and competition I think.