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    Cool Running out of Havana Reserva--and as for the new Havana . . .

    Ok there was the old Havana discontinued and brought back (for a year or so?) conical shaped blue glass.

    Then there was Havana Reserva, a longer lasting version that kept 'true' to the original scent.
    Also blue conical glass bottle

    Now there's Havana--in a regular rectangular bottle and unbelievable low price (something like $45 for 3.4 oz) which Aramis is churning out. I haven't tried it yet, but I fear that it may be like the 'new' Givenchy Gentleman which I can readily find at my corner drugstore, smells like the old GG--and is gone in about 3 minutes, tops.

    Anyone know where to score Reserva?

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    Default Re: Running out of Havana Reserva--and as for the new Havana . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Ok there was the old Havana discontinued and brought back (for a year or so?) conical shaped blue glass.

    Then there was Havana Reserva, a longer lasting version that kept 'true' to the original scent.
    Also blue conical glass bottle

    Now there's Havana--in a regular rectangular bottle and unbelievable low price (something like $45 for 3.4 oz) which Aramis is churning out. I haven't tried it yet, but I fear that it may be like the 'new' Givenchy Gentleman which I can readily find at my corner drugstore, smells like the old GG--and is gone in about 3 minutes, tops.

    Anyone know where to score Reserva?

    THX,

    Mario
    I have a sample of original Havana and a bottle of the new Gentlemen's Collection version. I can not tell them apart and longevity is average for both.
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    Default Re: Running out of Havana Reserva--and as for the new Havana . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by SmellsLike View Post
    I have a sample of original Havana and a bottle of the new Gentlemen's Collection version. I can not tell them apart and longevity is average for both.
    They're identical. This has been much discussed. If you do a search - you'll find a plethora of information. Reserva was so close to the original I think you'll be happy.

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    Default Re: Running out of Havana Reserva--and as for the new Havana . . .

    Mario......do you really get only a few minutes with the current GG ? I think you need to check out another sample or tester. This one lasts easily 8 hours for me.

    As for Havana.....I'm surpised you haven't got a bottle yet. If anything, I guess there is always Montana Parfum d"Homme. .
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    Default Re: Running out of Havana Reserva--and as for the new Havana . . .

    The new release of Havana is excellent and an even better buy.
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