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    Default Finally tried LIDGE..

    Well.. it's on my skin now. Maybe it's too early to pass judgement. Started off pretty bad, couldn't quite pinpoint exactly what it smelled like, a mix of citruses and resins. Now that its mellowed out (been on skin for about 10 mins) it smells like Dior Homme Intense, with a ginger note, not ginger, think more gingerbread.. but there's like this nasty overlay on top of it. It almost smells like somebody farted on it. Is it just me?

    10 mins in, Dior Homme Intense has been farted on, or really bad breath..
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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    I think it might just be you. However perceptions are quite diverse.
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    Trying to decide now if owning both LIDGE and DHI is worth it. I can't sample LIDGE before buying.
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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    I didn't get farts. I did get a headache inducing, feminine scent on my skin. I always preface though that I'm not blaming the scent for being feminine as much as many fragrances like this come off as very "perfumey" or as an older woman perfume when on my skin. Something I'd imagine a woman wearing in the 70s or something.
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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Sorry to hear that. So far, do you feel LIDGE is overated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian M View Post
    Trying to decide now if owning both LIDGE and DHI is worth it. I can't sample LIDGE before buying.
    This is the exact same situation I'm in... as the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, I'm feeling less and less compelled to purchase LIDGE especially as its price inflates! (Has anyone seen whats happened to M7 recently?!)

    More insight on the differences between LIDGE and DHI would be much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Funny you mentioned that. I got that old woman vibe also. I like the edt better.
    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    I didn't get farts. I did get a headache inducing, feminine scent on my skin. I always preface though that I'm not blaming the scent for being feminine as much as many fragrances like this come off as very "perfumey" or as an older woman perfume when on my skin. Something I'd imagine a woman wearing in the 70s or something.
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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Its anise note could be really over-powering. So, go easy on the trigger/application with LIDGE. I didn't like it at all the first couple of times I tested it on my skin. But, then I fell in love with it once I gave it a full wearing.

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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    I think LIDGE is very over-hyped here. However, I don't get any fart scent in it. lol.

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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian M View Post
    Trying to decide now if owning both LIDGE and DHI is worth it. I can't sample LIDGE before buying.
    I own both, and don't consider them similar (maybe they share a few notes and whatnot but smell quite different). I do find LIDGE to be a little overhyped here though. It's good, but not the end all that its presented as sometimes IMHO.

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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    LIDGE takes a bit of getting used to and I didn't start liking it until the 3rd or 4th day of wearing it. It's the anise and patchouli combination mixed in with the cocoa and vanilla. In the end I sold my bottle because I like the anise and patchouli combo in Rive Gauche better. I find LIDGE has little in common with DHI.

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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    I own both, and don't consider them similar (maybe they share a few notes and whatnot but smell quite different). I do find LIDGE to be a little overhyped here though. It's good, but not the end all that its presented as sometimes IMHO.
    Would you consider DHI the clear winner?

    I'm speaking in terms of the situation you would wear it in of course. I don't want too many feminine like scents. DHI I can tolerate because it's so pleasant to my nose.
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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian M View Post
    Would you consider DHI the clear winner?

    I'm speaking in terms of the situation you would wear it in of course. I don't want too many feminine like scents. DHI I can tolerate because it's so pleasant to my nose.
    LIDGE and DHI are very different. They both have a cocoa dry down but they are quite different. LIDGE is not a feminine scent at all, while some think DHI is because of the lipstick (Iris) note. LIDGE is MUCH easier to wear than DHI for most situations. I think it's more of a classy, gentlemanly scent.

    Since you like the gourmands, I think it's a pretty safe bet you would like LIDGE.

    I would not buy anything blindly, however. Go to surrendertochance.com and get yourself a sample! It's just 6 bucks, plus $3 for shipping. Sample some others while you're there. It's a great service. Yes, it's expensive, but better than wasting money on an entire bottle.

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    It has gotten better as its dried down.. but still.. meh. There really isn't anything "intense" about it, except for the overdose of patchouli I am getting now.. and I am not much a patchouli fan. Patchouli to me, has often smelled like cocoa.. I do get the cocoa too, but mostly patchouli. Doesn't project very well, but I can tell it's gonna last a long time.

    Maybe that "fart" smell I was getting, is just the citrus clashing with the cocoa and patchouli. I have not read the notes on this one, but I reckon it being labeled as a citrus/chocolate fragrance. With that said.. I definitley get citrus meeting cocoa, but I don't really care for it, not to say it's bad.. it's just a bit unorthodox. I've seen this compared to Play Intense before, I think Play Intesne does a much better job pairing citrus with cocoa.

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Sorry to hear that. So far, do you feel LIDGE is overated?
    Definitely overrated. DHI is much better imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian M View Post
    Would you consider DHI the clear winner?

    I'm speaking in terms of the situation you would wear it in of course. I don't want too many feminine like scents. DHI I can tolerate because it's so pleasant to my nose.
    LIDGE is disappointing considering the hype but DHI is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granola View Post
    LIDGE is disappointing considering the hype but DHI worth it.
    I agree with you 100%.
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    Love this fragrance from start to finish and a scent that fits me like a velvet glove. Imo this tops even the vintage DHI for the vanille & Cocoa combo which is rich and most satisfying. With the vintage DHI this combo thins out over the long haul and just does not match the quality of Guerlains fine offering.
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    I think the name Guerlain gives this fragrance more credibility than it deserves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    I think the name Guerlain gives this fragrance more credibility than it deserves.
    Wow, that is deep. I have always regarded LIDGE to be one of Guerlain's masterpieces. But as I always say, one man's junk is another man's treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian M View Post
    Would you consider DHI the clear winner?

    I'm speaking in terms of the situation you would wear it in of course. I don't want too many feminine like scents. DHI I can tolerate because it's so pleasant to my nose.
    I suppose it depends. They work better for different situations IMO. LIDGE seems to go over better with a bit more "mature" women (think like late 30's early 40's), while DHI smells a bit younger. Don't get me wrong, the Guerlain doesn't smell dated, but it does have sort of a waxy quality that people in my age group (mid to late 20's) might not appreciate as much as DHI.

    I would say the Guerlain is a bit more formal and the DHI is more fun. But that's just to me. Even though I have both, I really don't wear either all that often, but do enjoy them when I do. It would be hard to pick one as I enjoy different aspects of each.

    Neither I would consider a personal favorite though, compared to many of my other bottles. If forced to pick a "winner" of the two, I'd probably take DHI, but like I said, they each serve a different purpose, so I'd probably select the Dior based on its versatility and my age.

    I don't find LIDGE feminine though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    I think the name Guerlain gives this fragrance more credibility than it deserves.
    Never thought I'd say this buy I agree with you on Extreme. The non extreme version is actually pretty good juice and I've come to like this one better.

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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Let me just get this off my chest: If you judge a fragrance by one wearing, you're doing it wrong.

    But I've liked L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme since my first wearing so I can't really say I'm in the same situation as you are. I think the top smells like bug spray though, very harsh. I know I shouldn't make such a bold statement, but there must be batch variations because LIDGE'S drydown is unreal. The projection and longevity for me is amazing as well. I do not like the original version.
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    Over hyped IMO, had it-sold it. Nothing special for me

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    I like the original better. It's a more bright and lively scent.

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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    I havent had any negative thoughts about it. The first couple of wearings, I thought it was ok. I do get a perfumey vibe from it like some have mentioned. But the last couple of times I have worn it, I have really liked it. However, I don't need a bottle, my decanted sample will be fine.

    btw I dislike DHI. Can't stand the make up smell
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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    LIDGE just came in today. So, I have LIDG, LIDGE, DH, and DHI, in whatever formulations.

    To me, LIDGE smells A LOT like LIDG; perhaps a little 'deeper' and some (more?) chocolate-y-ness more-so apparent later on?

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    I don't understand the comparisons to dior homme intense. They don't smell similar at all. They might share cocoa, but it's very sweet in DHI, and bitter in LIDGE.

    The similarity ends there for me. LIDGE is so much more masculine to me.

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    Ah yes the wonder that is our friend, flatulent LIDGE! Seriously, for me the first 20 minutes or so is the best part. Then it's nothing I can't get from some company that sells gourmand fragrance oils (for a lot less). Now others who like this sort of thing might be able to detect differences that are important to them, but I can't remember the last time I wore a scent with that much of a gourmand element, other than to sample it on my ankle because I didn't want to get nauseated over time.

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    I had owned LIDGE twice prior and I think it is incredibly over hyped. I know that I am in the minority here but I actually enjoy LIDG more than I did LIDGE. There was far to much patchouli in LIDGE for my liking. I find DHI to be a far superior scent.
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    Default Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Ok, so the sample that the OP is smelling came from me, and I can assure you I did not fart in it before I sent it to him, LOL. But I also agree to some degree that this frag is a bit over rated. It seems that a lot of frags that are hard to come by are way over rated here on BN. If LIDG lasted and projected as long as the EDP but still smelled the same I would own three of four bottles of it. I own the EDP in case it gets completely discontinued and cant be found anywhere and the price skyrockets. Then Ill sell it for a considerable profit and buy something I really like. Sorry youre not a fan Jeff, I hoped you would like it!

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