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  • Lauder for Men

    1 6.25%
  • Giorgio Beverly Hills

    5 31.25%
  • Givenchy Gentleman

    6 37.50%
  • Other

    4 25.00%
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  1. #1

    Cool Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Lauder for men by Estee Lauder (1985)
    Giorgio Beverly Hills (1986)
    Givenchy Gentleman (1974)

    If you chose 'other', mention the one you prefer over the above (stick with 70s & 80s).

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Halston 1-12

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Now *this* is more my kind of "battle". Assuming the vintage versions of all of them where they smell their best, Giorgio for Men is the winner but all of them are great.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Vintage Giorgio for Men

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    vintage GBH

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    how come only 3 ?
    why not 19 & the last box for others

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Drakkar 'Noir" vintage
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Givenchy Gentleman (1974) > Lauder for men by Estee Lauder (1985) Giorgio Beverly Hills (1986)

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    Gentleman is my choice

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Lapidus Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    All three are excellent - Giorgio for Men (preferably vintage)

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Now *this* is more my kind of "battle". Assuming the vintage versions of all of them where they smell their best, Giorgio for Men is the winner but all of them are great.
    Regarding both this "battle" and Giorgio for Men, I agree wholeheartedly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Yep, this one.

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Gentleman but it's no powerhouse at all imo............
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Annick Goutal: Ambre Fetiche
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Amouage: Epic
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa Oud
    - Histoires de Parfums: 1740 Marquis de Sade
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Battle of the powerhouses - Lauder vs GBH vs GG vs other

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Gentleman but it's no powerhouse at all imo............
    Agree!
    My current top five:

    Dior - Leather Oud
    Carven - Pour Homme
    Guerlain - Coriolan
    Yves Saint Laurent - Jazz Prestige
    Azzaro - Pour Homme (vtg)

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    I'd go with Givenchy Gentleman, but to be fair, it's been ages since I smelled it. I've seen some compare H.O.T. Always to it, and I don't remember the two smelling similar, but they might. I smelled them a few years apart! I think H.O.T. Always is seriously underrated. Or, maybe "under appreciated" is more appropriate? It's quite compelling.

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Now *this* is more my kind of "battle"
    ...you mean where there's an actual reason for the post, instead of the spam polls?
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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