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    Default Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Like the topic says. Out of all the scents you've tried in your time as a fragrance enthusiast, which two do you think come closest to actually being the same scent, either in terms of the note pyramid or the scent itself?

    My picks, from my admittedly limited experience:

    Mont Blanc Legend and Curve For Men. I'm giving MBL a full wearing today for the first time and I'm continually struck by the astounding similarity. The notes diverge quite a bit but still, this basically feels like the same fragrance to me.

    Molinard's Teck and Juicy Couture's Dirty English. Sampled these side by side the other day and I honestly would not be able to tell them apart in a blind test. Though the two share more notes than MBL and Curve do, they're still not identical. Regardless, to my nose the same thing is going on here: these feel like carbon copies of each other.

    Then there are the knock-offs everyone knows about - MJ Legend, Unforgivable et al - but though they are similar to their predecessors I personally would have no difficulty telling them apart (though admittedly Legend is quite a bit closer to New Haarlem than Unforgivable is to MI). Certainly I don't find them anywhere near as similar as MBL/Curve and Teck/DE.

    But enough jibber-jabber from me. What are yours?
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    Fuel for life & fuel for life denim edition.
    Currently wearing: Zeta by Tauer

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    pavarotti and givenchy gentleman

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    From some of the old threads here (doesn't necessarily mean I agree with them):


    • Green Irish Tweed by Creed and Coolwater by Davidoff
    • Silver Mountain Water by Creed and Silver by Al Rehab



    From what I've tried:
    • Givenchy Play Intense and Givenchy Play (sampled only)

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    For me: Lotus Thé Vert & Boum Homme

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    Tuscan Leather & Charles Street?

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    Carolina Harrera Chic ~ Boss Soul
    Dsquared He Wood ~ Burberry Touch (Not Exact copy but somewhat similar..to my nose atleast)

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    Gucci pour homme 1 & CDG Man2......almost.

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree and Opium Pour Homme EDP

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    I get striking similarities with Loewe Solo Loewe and Prada Amber Pour Homme.
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Tuscany per Uomo/Azzaro pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    mont blanc individuel - creed original santal
    chanel platinum egoiste - paul smith optimistic
    Last edited by skism; 11th October 2012 at 07:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Cartier Roadster Sport and Escada Sentiment. If you smelled both of them, you couldn't tell the difference.

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    Mugler Cologne = Creed Original Vetiver

    Mont Blanc Individuel = Creed Original Santal

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    Bond No. 9 Hamptons and Creed Silver Mt. Water

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    Barbasol and Rive Gauche

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    Fahrenheit and Olympios


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    Mugler Cologne to Original Vetiver
    Charles Street to Tuscan Leather
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Mont Blanc Individuel and Creed Original Santal are 99% identical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Barbasol and Rive Gauche

    I only recently realized that Azzaro PH is very similar to Rive Gauche. I have never sampled barbasol.

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Neroli Portofino and Mugler Cologne.

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Fahrenheit and Olympios
    From a thread here, apparently also:

    Fahrenheit and Metal Jeans (Beverly Hills 90210, not the Versace one)

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    GIT and Cool Water.
    MI and Unforgiveable.

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    Invasion Barbare - HdP 1725

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Mont Blanc Individuel and Creed Original Santal are 99% identical
    +1

    This would be my vote. Still, I do smell a slight difference. I must say though, this is the only case of a cheaper clone where I don't think the Creed fragrance smells noticeably more expensive.

    I have done side by side comparisons of GIT and CW, MI and Unforgivable, and Al-Rehab Silver and SMW. Individuel gets the closest to Creed in my opinion.
    Last edited by 2ndBakeryAttack; 11th October 2012 at 11:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren1 View Post
    pavarotti and givenchy gentleman
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Tuscany per Uomo/Azzaro pour Homme
    Especially the drydowns - very similar.

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    I agree with a lot of the ones already posted.

    I would also add:

    Clive Christian C ~ Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Seasonal favorites:

    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

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    my bad, delete

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndBakeryAttack View Post
    I have done side by side comparisons of GIT and CW, MI and Unforgivable, and Al-Rehab Silver and SMW. Individuel gets the closest to Creed in my opinion.
    Since the Mont Blanc was released 2 years earlier, it seems the Creed struck quite close to it, rather than the reverse. Another Bourdon composition, too. Hmmm...

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    Default Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Coriolan/Barbier des Iles
    Yatagan/Éloge du Traître
    Knize Ten/Gomma
    Diorella/Cristelle(edp)
    Vétiver Oriantal/Eau Sauvage Parfum(drydown)
    Drakkar Noir/Duc de Vervins
    Acqua Classica Borsari/Monsieur Balmain

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