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    Default If you had to choose between.....

    Of course taste in fragrance is subjective but I thought it would be wise asking for some opinions and experiences from the basenotes pool of knowledge.

    My girlfriend is buying me a frag for my birthday and I've narrowed it down to 3 choices, but I really can't decide which one I want out of:

    Colonia Intensa
    Terre d'Hermes EDP
    Guerlain Homme Intense

    Which one would you choose and why?

    (I don't own any of the variants of the frags above)

    Cheers

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Though choice, I like all 3. I'd choose Colonia Intensa simply because it smells better, and more natural than the other two.

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    I love Terre d'Hermes edp so for me that would be the choice.
    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) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Terre d' Hermes

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    All good, I'd say it depends on what you want, lighter versus warmer. TdH is fresher and lighter in feel, GHI is more traditionally woody masculine. The colonia is fresh and pleasant, but probably doesn't last as much as the others.

    In the circumstance, though, you should ask your girlfriend what she prefers to smell on you.

    cacio

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Terre d'Hermes EDP

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Terre d' Hermes

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    From the 3 options given, I would pick Terre D'Hermes, due to its versatility, oranges, spices and some vetiver,make a very Masculine and distinctive fragrance, though,the scent itself encapsulates a warm aura.
    Colonia Intensa - Smells Natural, hesperidic and invigorating;
    Guerlain Homme Intense - It's a sort of gormand concoction with and interesting combo of Patchouli and Cacao, if you find Guerlain Homme Intense interesting, I would suggest you to try Chanel Les Exclusief - Coromandel which in my opinion explores better the the Combo of Cacao and Patchouli in a more balanced and sophisticated fashion.

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    Guerlain Homme Intense. Absolutely gorgeous patchouli, rhubarb, mint and rum concoction. Sounds heavy, is actually wonderfully light and fresh but very masculine. Utterly unique. Gets me compliments.

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Thanks for taking the time to give your opinions guys, much appreciated. Anyone else?

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    Tdh Edp

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    GHI, because the first two bore me or don't last and I haven't tried the latter.

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Let her decide which one smells best to her...

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    I would suggest either Colonia Intensa* or TdH Parfum, depending on your climate and personality/job.

    AdP is excellent in the warmer weather, whereas in the cooler weather TdH comforts you like a down jacket.

    *I prefer the original AdP Colonia over the Intensa, however.

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    TDH Parfum
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    TDH Parfum

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Are you sure you don't want the vastly superior Acqua di Parma Colonia?

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    Colonia Intensa
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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    I'd go for TdH one of my favourites and one that seems to grow on me all the time.

    As someone mentioned previously, ask your GF what her favourite is too.

    They are all fantastic frags you have got in your list, so you can't go wrong, whichever you choose.

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    Either GHI or CI
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: If you had to choose between.....

    Of the 3, Terre d'Hermes.

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    Terre d'Hermes...I suggest u shud try & convince her to buy the other 2 as well
    Or atleast 2 with the promise to get the 3rd for XMas!

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