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    Default Recommend an alternative to Amouage Reflection Man

    I love RM but I have serious longevity issues with it, might be the weather in London, might be my skin, not sure. I've switched to New Haarlem for now but can imagine it being incredibly cloying in the summer. So like the title says, anything out there with a similar vibe to RM with better longevity? Don't say Le Male, that gives me a headache.

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    MFK APOM Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    MFK APOM Pour Homme
    How similar is it and what kind of longevity do you get?

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    It's very similar to my nose. I get around 6-8hrs from both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    MFK APOM Pour Homme
    +1.

    Also Lancome Hypnose Homme. Though I'm not a fan of the grapefruit opening.

    I much prefer Reflection Man over either of these.

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    How about 1725 Casanova? Worth trying out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    How about 1725 Casanova? Worth trying out?
    Absolutely. I had this in my mind but forgot to mention it. The only reason I haven't bought this is the base seems to fade to a simple vanilla, and I have alot of frags with vanilla bases so thought I'd pass for now. But it's a beautiful, classy frag which I'd recommend sampling.

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    Default Re: Recommend an alternative to Amouage Reflection Man

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    MFK APOM Pour Homme
    And a better one at that IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    MFK APOM Pour Homme
    I don't get that much of a similarity but it is an excellent scent none the less.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Dior Homme Parfum
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Le male

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidOcelot View Post
    Don't say Le Male...
    Quote Originally Posted by limaaa View Post
    Le male
    LOLZ

    I don't think APOM smells much like Reflection, but it's a nice frag none the less, certainly worth a look if you haven't checked it out. And it seems a few cats think it smells like Reflection, which as I said, I just don't see. I haven't found a suitable stand-in for Reflection, but when I wanna go with something that has a similar vibe (but doesn't smell like Reflection), I'll wear Original Santal.
    Last edited by Shiny Beast; 20th October 2012 at 08:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Recommend an alternative to Amouage Reflection Man

    Creed's Original Santal, to some degree.

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    Bought decants of both Original Santal and APOM, will let you know what I think.

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    Also worth checking out (not the 'same' as Reflection, but with a similar vibe IMO)

    Fahrenheit 32
    Fleur du Male
    Prada Amber PH
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

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    Original Santal was alright, it almost singed my nose hairs off at first sniff, you really have to let it settle. I guess it does have a similar vibe to Reflection Man, but it's not nearly as interesting.

    APOM I did not like at all, maybe it's my skin and the fact that I used a dabber, but I got a baby oil vibe with it. Smells nothing like Reflection Man to me.

    How about Antico Caruso? Can this be compared to RM?

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    Are you absolutely sure about those longevity issues with Reflexion? I was most surprised to hear that. Don't have a broad enough scentabulary to suggest another, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvournis View Post
    Are you absolutely sure about those longevity issues with Reflexion? I was most surprised to hear that. Don't have a broad enough scentabulary to suggest another, sorry.
    I'm not so sure anymore, I bought a full bottle which came in the mail yesterday and it seems a lot stronger than the sample I was spraying from. Maybe the sample was watered down? I'm not sure. Will give RM from the bottle a full wearing today and will report back.

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    Perry Ellis 360 White

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvournis View Post
    Are you absolutely sure about those longevity issues with Reflexion? I was most surprised to hear that. Don't have a broad enough scentabulary to suggest another, sorry.
    Well it's definitely not just the sample, I think I used about 8 sprays yesterday, and two extra on my clothes for good measure, and it was a skin scent within two hours. I think it's simply not suitable for this dry london weather at the moment, the lack of humidity just kills the projection.

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