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    Default Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    Hey guys

    Well, time to get a new fragrance for the colder seasons and I'm struggling between the mentioned two..
    La Nuit smells GREAT to me and I've heard enough stories about what of a big compliment getter it is, but I also really like PI's sweetness, so as I only pick one I won't buy both, and can't decide which to get..
    I'm actually leaning towards La Nuit, but PI is also great (CRAZY longevity on me - almost 24 hours and I can still smell it pretty good!).

    OR, if you have any other suggestions (in the same price range of these two), go ahead

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    I'd go with La Nuit of the two.

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    I personally prefer La Nuit, Play intense got somewhat bitter on my skin.

    Both are great designer releases of the last few years. I would recommend looking out at Dior Homme Intense also.
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    Of the 2 go with La'Nuit.

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    Ck One Shock for Him

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    I would choose Play Intense but La Nuit seems to be more widely preferred.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    I'd go with Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy.

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    I liked play intense better but really like New Haarlem over both PI and LN. I think New Haarlem is just a better fragrance all around the only problem is that it's really expensive.

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    I've sprayed Play Intense on my wrist and smelled absolutely NOTHING...

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    Jordan Legend

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Ck One Shock for Him
    Yup! Or Play Intense....can't go wrong with either, IMO.
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    La Nuit is more popular.
    Play Intense goes "under the radar" but garners a lot of compliments too. (panty dropper)

    I would go for Play Intense. I enjoy this one thoroughly.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    I personally find Play Intense a bit more casual (i.e. a "day" date or hanging out) and La Nuit a bit more romantic (i.e. nice night out or romantic dinner, etc.). Both are nice scents and are sure to draw some compliments, so hard to go wrong with either. I'd go with the one you could really picture yourself wearing/using more often.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    LA NUIT.

    I own Play Intense. I was excited about this one when I first bought it, but I don't end up wearing it often, and when I do, I usually wish I'd chosen something else. It's a decent scent, but there are so many better choices. Also, the feedback I've gotten about it has been very blah. Nothing bad, but nothing great either. The only unsolicited comment I got was from an ex girlfriend who said "You smell different." When I asked if that was good or bad, she said "It's ok I guess, but not as good as you usually smell." Not exactly a ringing endorsement. As for solicited feedback, it's been mostly along the lines of nice, ok, not bad, etc.

    Even if it were only $25, I'd give it a pass.

    Of the two choices: Play Intense or La Nuit, I'd go with La Nuit. But another great option would be Bvlgari Black.

    Before buying Play Intense, I strongly recommend going to Sephora and having a sample made so you can wear it for a few days to find out if it bores you as much as it does me.

    Play Intense, "panty-dropper"? If the panties are being worn by dudes, maybe...? I have no idea. But the women I've gotten feedback from were not exactly enthusiastic about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fit&frag'd View Post
    I personally find Play Intense a bit more casual (i.e. a "day" date or hanging out) and La Nuit a bit more romantic (i.e. nice night out or romantic dinner, etc.). Both are nice scents and are sure to draw some compliments, so hard to go wrong with either. I'd go with the one you could really picture yourself wearing/using more often.
    Assuming you've sampled and worn both, the above is the most solid advice ever
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    I personally prefer play intense

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    I prefer La Nuit between the two. Also, for similar, cold weather compliment getters, I agree on CK One Shock (excellent fragrance & very cheap). And, I would also say give Spicebomb a sniff as well. It's more expensive, but to me is one of the best new cooler weather scents.

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    Here is a rogue choice suggestion... Michael Jordan Legend.
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    I would suggest La Nuit, as I believe that it is a better quality as well as better smelling fragrance. However, since you are getting outstanding results with PII, you may want to stick with that scent. I'd say test out La Nuit. You may not get the great longevity wish you are obviously enjoying with PII

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    C'mon folks! That's like bring a twig to a Gunfight! NUIT!

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    I own both, and prefer La Nuit.
    Honestly, I would go with La Nuit, and spend another $10 on MJ - Legend (another great gourmand fragrance).

    I just realized that legend was already suggested...so +1 I guess.
    PS Legend reminds of me PI, but a lot warmer and without that rubber-ish scent

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Play Intense, "panty-dropper"? If the panties are being worn by dudes, maybe...? I have no idea. But the women I've gotten feedback from were not exactly enthusiastic about it.
    I guess Play Intense doesn't go well with your skin.
    I had amazing results with it.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    Out of the two I'd go with La Nuit, but I also recommend you give L'Occitane Eau des Baux a try.
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    I really enjoy both. Rochas Man is another suggestion. I own La Nuit, GPI, and Rochas Man. I probably like LA NUIT the best, but wear all of them equally.

    I have Jordan Legend on the way, so we will see where all of them sit.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    Neither. They are both equally 'meh' imo. But the La Nuit bottle looks better.

    A better suggestion would be to spend that first $20-30 on a bunch of samples and take a week or so to discover the one which really rocks your world. And then you start wondering if there's something much better out there. It's a slippery slope from that point on. But what a ride it's gonna be!! Welcome to BASENOTES!

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    Thanks for the responses about the other fragrances that were suggested here:

    DHI - tried it and was expecting something big with all the hype around it, and well, didn't like it very much...

    CK One SHOCK - have a sample of this, its nice, but for me, not as much as La Nuit and GPI

    Jordan Legend - no store has this where I live

    Bvlgari Black - Own this one, like it alot, but wanting something new...

    Rochas Man - there was a time a few years ago that EVERYONE seemed to wear this one where I live, so it doesn't even get in the list (although it is nice), had enough of it

    The samples idea is a good idea, only problem is that the stores around here don't hold samples, NONE of them

    One important thing I forgot to mention is that I'm going to use the one I choose as an everyday scent (in the office), and the opinions on La Nuit are split, some say its a clear night scent and some say its a versatile everyday scent with no problems of wearing as a day scent and in the office.

    Well, if you have any other suggestions, then shoot

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    La Nuit hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcadaniel View Post
    I liked play intense better but really like New Haarlem over both PI and LN. I think New Haarlem is just a better fragrance all around the only problem is that it's really expensive.
    I own both La Nuit and New Haarlem. I seem to wear the New Haarlem more though. You can't go wrong with any of them.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    That's hard. I love the coffee and sweet in Play Intense but La Nuit d'lomme is just....la nuit d'lomme. lol. Which ever you like better and whatever works for you.
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    Spray Play Intense on your left wrist.
    Spray La Nuit on your right wrist.
    Spend a day with them.
    Let your nose decide.

    It doesn't sound like you can go wrong either way, but really, this is a decision only you can make. But if you're still debating and interested in others to try... check out Eau des Baux by L'Occitane. 100ml for $50 and it's outstanding.
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