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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Try Lush Dirty if you want a heavy mint fragrance that doesn't have the sweetness of Roadster or the weird cilantro note of Live Jazz.
    +1 Great recommendation
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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    The only 2 mint fragrances I really like that I have ever tried are Heeley Menthe Fraiche and Guerlain Homme Intense. Those are mint well done.

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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Live Jazz simply is more appealing to me and I don't know why!!!

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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Not as good. Just better.

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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Not for me it isn't. Hasn't Live Jazz been discontinued?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Roadster is a sort of "head fake" scent because you think it's going to be "fresh" but then it goes into a kind of gourmandiental
    I really enjoy that transformation. I think it just works, but for others I can see how it could regarded as a mess. It is certainly quite unusual.
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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Roadster is far better...

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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Well they are definitley not at all similar. Roadster is heavier, thick. More of a synthetic smelling toothpaste like mint, as opposed to the more natural spearmint from Live Jazz. I really don't care for Roadster, too much mint going on. The dry down though blends the woods with the mint, the mint is subtle at this point, and it makes for a nice dry down. But Live Jazz is just so much better imo.

    I think the best mint fragrance is Green Water though, it's very minty, but never too heavy and cloying. Total classic, and very underrated.
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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    I prefer Roadster, but I actually think Live Jazz is a better fragrance as far as how it's composed/structured/balanced.

    Roadster has some shaky moments for sure. But in the end, it's smell and originality wins me over. Live Jazz is nice though.

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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Horribly cloying IMO. I would pick Live Jazz. I don't like the Cartier, but I didn't find it generic really.
    I haven't had the chance to try Live Jazz, but this really summed up my thoughts on Roadster.
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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Roadster is deceptive...
    The minty opening suggests it is a fresh scent, but in fact, it warms as it dries down.
    Overspray and it would likely be a little cloying in the heat.
    Spray appropriately and it blooms nicely even on a warm day.
    The drydown is simply superb.
    This is another example of a fragrance that is best from the mid to base notes.
    Credit rightly goes to Cartier for releasing such a brave fragrance in this trying era of "calone and code".

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    Default Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    Haven't tried Live jazz , but Roadster was a scrubber for me. The mint in it is dirty and metallic.

    I personally like my mint note to be fresh and airy (hint---> Armani Code Sport ).
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