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    Hey, I am looking for a tea based scent to add to my collection for daily wear for when I go to work. I work in a climate controlled environment so weather won't be an issue for me. I am kind of torn between Bulgari Black and Gucci PH II. I have tried both and I love both but I don't want to buy both. I have owned Tea for Two and sampled 5 o'clock Eau Gingembre and while I really enjoyed both scents I am looking for a black tea scent. You guys and girls haven't steered me wrong yet. Thanks.
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    5. Aoud 1
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    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
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    I'd pick Bvlgari Black miles ahead over Gucci PH II.

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    Interesting you mention Bulgari Black as a tea based scent, because Bulgari is famous for its tea scents (eau parfumee), but this one to me is more about the rubber. In any case, it's gorgeous so between the two my vote goes to Black.

    For true tea, as said, there's the pale Bulgari Eau parfumee au the vert (which despite the name smells like black tea, not green). For a floral tea, there's Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan. And, for the phenolic, slightly smoky lapsang souchong tea, there's CDG leaf series: tea.

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    I'd go with GPHII. I've been diggin' it so much I got the shower gel and deodorant.

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Gucci PH II especially because there are rumours that its being discontinued. You can always buy Bulgari Black later.
    Current TOP 5 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
    5. Dior Homme Intense

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    Gucci Pour Homme II would be my suggestion . . . unique.

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    This is my favorite tea based fragrance that I highly recommend and which I am wearing as my SOTD, I love the stuff!


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    Gucci PH II

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    I have owned Tea for Two and sampled 5 o'clock Eau Gingembre and while I really enjoyed both scents I am looking for a black tea scent.
    Well there are those who say that GPHII is similar to T4T, whereas Black is very much a hot rubbery scent with black tea in the backdrop. I'd say that GPHII is more versatile, but I much prefer Black. Hell of a lot cheaper too.

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    Can't go wrong with GPHII.

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    There is a guy on eBay selling most of the Illuminum fragrances at a pretty heavy discount. I've never smelled it, but they have one called Tribal Black Tea. If you can get it for $50-60 it could be worth a shot. I've actually considered purchasing it, and also Piper Leather since I read that it's a good replacement for Helmut Lang Cuirion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Gucci PH II
    This.

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    Gph2

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    I really don't get any black tea in Bvlgari Black.. frankly I don't get any tea out of it. I think Tea for Two, or Gucci ph II would be optimal choices for black tea. Possibly even Silver Mountain Water.
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    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
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    CB I Hate Perfume Russian Caravan Tea
    http://www.cbihateperfume.com/russian-caravan-tea.html

    OR the pricey but imho worth it: -

    Cartier XIII La Treizième Heure

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