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    Default Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    EDIT: I bought it this morning. It was actually $91 with free shipping from FragranceNet's Amazon store.


    Hey everyone, so I was graciously given a sample of New Haarlem by a friend of mine on site, and after wearing it today it's definitely something I could see having in my collection. Naturally I'd like to wear it a little more, but I came across a pretty good deal where I can get 50 mL's for $92 plus a few dollars shipping from a reputable place.

    My main thing is that I hear stuff like Rochas man and MJ Legend are similar, but would it be worth getting this stuff now? I have the money available, so would you say that it is worth getting the NH at this price and not something else? I've never smelled the other stuff either.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Seriously? That's a very reasonable price for an amazing juice.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    IMO No.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    If you enjoy the fragrance significantly more than Rochas Man, then yes.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    If you enjoy the fragrance significantly more than Rochas Man, then yes.
    I've never smelled Rochas, but I'm not really a fan of lavender in fragrances, which I hear it has.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    92$ ??? Yes it is!

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    If you enjoy the fragrance significantly more than Rochas Man, then yes.
    Agree.

    Only you can decide if you like it enough to purchase. If so, then yes, the price is right.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    IMO yes. I own both RM & NH & find them different enough to enjoy & have both. RM is definitely more versatile & casual, but NH is very high quality juice IMO & can easily find its place in a collection.

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    IMO, no i can get Rochas Man and get the same result, thats my 2€

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    It's time to try out the other stuff as it may save you cash. I prefer Rochas Man over NH which I find too sickly sweet like someone pouring maple syrup on your skin and then sprinkling coffee on top.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    It is certainly worth it IMO. I am not sure I would buy it from a place selling it that low however -- it would make me worry about the bottle itself. But if you are sure it was stored properly, and that it was authentic then it would be a great deal.

    I own NH myself -- not because I love it (I think it is nice), but because my wife LOVES it. One of her 5 favs for sure. It is very long-lasting and a well made fragrance.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    10. Creed - Royal Oud

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    It is certainly worth it IMO. I am not sure I would buy it from a place selling it that low however -- it would make me worry about the bottle itself. But if you are sure it was stored properly, and that it was authentic then it would be a great deal.

    I own NH myself -- not because I love it (I think it is nice), but because my wife LOVES it. One of her 5 favs for sure. It is very long-lasting and a well made fragrance.
    That's what I hear as well (it's a compliment getter and women love it). It turns out my mom really loves it, and wants my step-dad (who cannot smell much of anything) to wear it for her. So, it seems like I'll end up getting it for myself and for her to spray on him on occasion. I guess that gives it more value, right?

    By the way, the place is beautyencounter, which, from the reviews online and on here say is a very reputable place to get stuff from, so I am not really worried about their storage.

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    Easily worth it.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Deal!!!
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Yes. A bargain.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Definitely worth it...I bought it for more than that and I felt that price was worth it. I personally smell a huge difference between Rochas Man and New Haarlem...I never get why people are always saying they are basically the same. I don't like Rochas Man and I love New Haarlem so thus, to me at least, there must be a huge difference. New Haarlem is far better quality and is definitely worth $92. If you love it, go for it...by the way, my wife absolutely loves it too.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Only you can say.

    At that price, it's a bargain, and in my opinion it's way worth it. I don't wear New Haarlem much, but when I do, I love it.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    For sure at that price.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Thats a very good price

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    It's worth it, it's probably the best gourmand

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Not bad, not bad at all.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    keep in mind that 50ml of New Haarlem will last you longer than 125ml of the average fragrance.

    Because one spray of New Haarlem is all you need for the day. Unlike most fragrances where you need 3+ spray.

    Easy answer: Go for it!

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    For coffee I like Play Intense and for a sweeter/greener version I prefer Rochas Man. Personally I'd at least sample these first, but if you enjoy wearing NH then go for it.

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    im in the minority but i thought this stuff was terrible. the longevity is beast so it made the experience even worse for me. smells like a syrupy sweet waffle grafted onto a generic cologne base. even the bonbon atomizer itself was putting off the stink so i had to take it outside and toss it down into the gutter.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    comes out to $78.20 before 1% cash back on BE after my 15% birthday coupon. Might pull trigger soon..

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    comes out to $78.20 before 1% cash back on BE after my 15% birthday coupon. Might pull trigger soon..
    Cool? That doesn't really help me.

    To everyone else: thanks for your input. I'll think it over and potentially get it tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    I think it's worth it. Great fragrance.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Yes it's worth. I think it is good price.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    For coffee I like Play Intense and for a sweeter/greener version I prefer Rochas Man. Personally I'd at least sample these first, but if you enjoy wearing NH then go for it.
    I agree.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Get it

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    I bought it this morning. It was actually $91 with free shipping from FragranceNet's Amazon store.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    That is a fantastic price. I would certainly buy it.

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    New Haarlem is the stuff.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    To me, it is.

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    Default Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    I think that is about as cheap as you'll get it.

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    It most definitely is!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Aplle Brandy
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    8. Dior Homme Intense
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    10.Tobacco Vanille

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