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    Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    I would say it is closer to Signoricci or Monsieur Balmain, one of the top lemon bursts of all time...

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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Very different IMO.

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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Sorry, no... And I prefer it, for what it's worth even though they are both good scents.
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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    no.

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    In that they are "old world", classical, Lemon and Verbena fragrances, then yes they have some things in common. However, YSL PH was never a Chypre (that hard to define accord of Bergamot & Oakmoss). The latest reformulation lists Oakmoss as a note but I'm not convinced.

    It's very herbal too, and the herbs make a potent brew that has a dirty, unwashed, sweaty vibe.

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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Are they ANYTHING alike? I suppose there are some similarities (like the lemonish opening), but overall, I'm another no. When I first received samples of them, I wore them on different days. My first thought = the were similar. Then I wore L'Homme on one wrist and Monsieur on the other......and could tell instantly that they were very different. My suggestion--if you have samples of both--compare them like this. You'll see a clear difference as well.

    In the end--I'm still trying to decide if I want to add L'Homme to my summer rotation. I already own Monsieur as my "comfort" scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teach13 View Post
    Are they ANYTHING alike? I suppose there are some similarities (like the lemonish opening), but overall, I'm another no. When I first received samples of them, I wore them on different days. My first thought = the were similar. Then I wore L'Homme on one wrist and Monsieur on the other......and could tell instantly that they were very different. My suggestion--if you have samples of both--compare them like this. You'll see a clear difference as well.

    In the end--I'm still trying to decide if I want to add L'Homme to my summer rotation. I already own Monsieur as my "comfort" scent.

    Thanks everyone for the input. BTW Teach13 I am referencing YSL For Men, not L'Homme.

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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    I am referencing YSL For Men, not L'Homme.
    Oops...I see that now. My bad
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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    A thousand times no! Chanel PM is more focused on velvet-smooth spices. It is completely polished, and not a thing is out of place. YSL PH is (intentionally?) very challenging, sharp, focused on high pitched citrus and rough moss, and is not at all polished. I don't like it very much: searing green lemon-wood is not my thing.
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    Default Re: Is YSL Pour Homme anything like Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Not similar. As already said, CpM, especially the vintage, is a very "smooth" spicy citrus frag, while TSL pH is a bordeline-powerhouse kind of dirty lemony vetiver frag. I prefer the YSL by miles.
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