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    I just got to try Armani Prive Oranger Alhambra and I think it is quite a good scent. However, it is very similar to Hermes d'Orange Verte. I can barely tell them apart side by side except the Oranger is a little brighter. Given the price, I would probably go with the Hermes.

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    Interesting take on the situation, bobaka! I know you love and appreciate those orange scents.
    I see the two as quite different. On my skin, the Hermes is quite green with orange notes. My mental image is a brilliant firework: short, sharp, dazzling.
    The Armani is a gorgeous orange-blossom scent for me. I don't get any particuarly green notes there. My mental image is a soft, cozy fog.

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    I agree with you to some extant. In a traditional cologne I don't find moss particularly appealing (i.e. Etiquette Bleue, Orange Verte, etc), which may be the reason I was not smitten by Alhambra, but I will continue to test and see if my opinion changes. I got some green notes from it, but I agree not as much as Hermes.

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    I love the Armani, but I can't for the life of me smell the similarities to the Hermes. Hmm....

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    I'll take the Armani any day!!! The Hermes scent never lasts on my skin.....Gary

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    Hermes does have the fruity accord of papaya and other exotic fruits that does make the heart significantly different from Alhambra. But to me a chypre is usually a chypre.

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    A very hot day here today and I felt like an Orange hit. Though they may be different a comparrison with Orange Vert is unavoidable. I found OA to be a deeper more velvety orange than the brighter Hermes. I see the OA as a warm evening scent and the Hermes a daytime one. Having said all that, the OA experience even after five sprays neck and arms, was all too fleeting, albeit beautiful while it lasted.

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