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    Default I'm Loving Guerlains Heritage EDT

    I managed to obtain one of those official 4ml sample bottles and this scent really is class and respect in a bottle.

    I mainly get patchouli,lavender,woods with a good dose of vanilla. There is a aspect to this scent that smells conservative but the vanilla softens this aspect making it more friendly and good for formal and casual use.

    I splashed some on after having a shave and went into the office feeling like a "classy man of respect and honour" and had a few good comments from people.

    Anyone else liking good old Heritage by Guerlain as I am leaning towards getting a bottle at some point. Good stuff.

    Oh yes I nearly forgot this also reminds me of a toned down version of Creeds Boi Du Portugal but with a good dose of vanilla to make it more friendly and less austere.

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    A hearty clap on the back. Good choice and description.

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    A truly classic scent IMO.

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    Is this better than Jaipur Homme EdP or a totally different scent?

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    Actually, I never sampled Heritage. Now that I read your review, I will give it a shot. Thanks for the review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Is this better than Jaipur Homme EdP or a totally different scent?
    Totally different. I get a lot of patchouli in Heritage, Jaipur is more about cinnamon, powder and vanilla.

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    Restrained timeless elegance, with great juxtaposition of well balanced notes - leans towards yesteryear but still worthy of a place in any modern wardrobe IMO. I wouldn't be without a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    ... feeling like a "classy man of respect and honour" .
    Yessir! I also love Héritage, the EDT and the EDP, especially the vintage formulations ;-).

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    I got a sample of the EDP and liked it so much I just bought the EDT online.... I couldn't find the EDP anywhere!

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    Just got the EDP and EDT. Much prefer the EDT. The EDP has a skanky note in it i don't really like.

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    I'm a fan of this one. I think LIDGE is a direct descendant; Heritage is much more powdery and thus perhaps 'dated' (which doesn't bother me). Great sillage and longevity too.

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    I really love Heritage. Buy it, wear it, love it. Yes, it is similar to Bois du Portugal, which is also one of my favorites. I have never tried the extrait version which is supposed to be great. Heritage is the most versatile and accessable Guerlian for men, I think and hold true to its design brief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Is this better than Jaipur Homme EdP or a totally different scent?
    Agree with the man who says they are different, but I think you will like the EDP. Not a good blind buy and a bit dark ( I think there is a warm civet-like accord in it). I am not nuts about the EDT for some reason ( I have sampled the vintages and current). But the EDT is still a solid fragrance. I just love the EDP and whichever one you choose, it will make you feel classy and good !
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    Yes I'm a big fan of Heritage. It's a "proper" scent. Classy, complex with great longevity. The drydown gets better and better.
    I think I prefer it to Bois Du Portugal.

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    A true masterpiece but unfortunately not heavy enough. Longevity on my skin is around 3hrs. I wonder if Creed's BDP is my answer..even with their batch variations ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoefen View Post
    Just got the EDP and EDT. Much prefer the EDT. The EDP has a skanky note in it i don't really like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Agree with the man who says they are different, but I think you will like the EDP. Not a good blind buy and a bit dark ( I think there is a warm civet-like accord in it). I am not nuts about the EDT for some reason ( I have sampled the vintages and current). But the EDT is still a solid fragrance. I just love the EDP and whichever one you choose, it will make you feel classy and good !
    I like both, but agree that the EdP does have an animalic component, especially in the opening. I like it. It's not hugely skanky, IMO.


    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    I really love Heritage. Buy it, wear it, love it. Yes, it is similar to Bois du Portugal, which is also one of my favorites. I have never tried the extrait version which is supposed to be great. Heritage is the most versatile and accessable Guerlian for men, I think and hold true to its design brief.
    There is no Heritage extrait - only the EdT and EdP. It's a fairly classic style men's fragrance, so for people that favor modern scents it will probably not be very appealing. They should stick to the L'Instants and Guerlain Hommes.

    i love it though - its a warm woody oriental with big, 80s style projection. Beautifully composed.

    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    A true masterpiece but unfortunately not heavy enough. Longevity on my skin is around 3hrs. I wonder if Creed's BDP is my answer..even with their batch variations ?
    I get pretty good longevity with Heritage, and I generally have problems in that department.
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    I am quite fond of the EdP, and seriously considering adding the EdT to my collection, too. It is fine stuff, warm, spicy, rich, seductive. Highly welcome in any well-rounded collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Restrained timeless elegance, with great juxtaposition of well balanced notes. I wouldn't be without a bottle.
    ...this (EDT/EDP)...!

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    Love Heritage EDT . . . it's one of my favorite scents for formal outings.

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    Personally, I would say that Heritage is Guerlain's best male offering. I prefer it even to vintage Derby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I'm a fan of this one. I think LIDGE is a direct descendant; Heritage is much more powdery and thus perhaps 'dated' (which doesn't bother me). Great sillage and longevity too.
    I do smell the similarities also between these two. LIDGE is less powdery, with sweetness coming from cocoa.

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    I been fond of Heritage EDT from smelling it at the mall. Finally ended up buying it about 1 month ago. The first 1-2 wearings I was overloaded with patchouli. I was about to sell it. I don't know why but after that, the patchouli has calmed down and I get the vanilla, sandalwood, and patch with hints of lavender and amber.

    As of today, I like it a lot and do feel classy while wearing it. It just is so smooth and smells of quality. It is a welcome break from the gourmands, aquatics, and citrusy fragrances.

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    Surprised it took so long for you to get to this one Jack. I owned the EDP for a long time and wasnt wearing it often. Prefer the EDT, of the two. Curiously inexpensive when you compare it to Derby.

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    You're loving Heritage edt...as you well should!

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    I have Vintage Heritage in EdT and concur - it is extremely refined, elegant and should have "class" as a listed note in the scent pyramid.

    Another beauty from Guerlain. I will refrain from comparing it to anything else but will say, that it is one of the best masculine bottles you can get from the house in the price range.

    Guerlain's Vetiver, Habit Rouge & Heritage (all Vintage formulations), could conceivably be all a man needs in a lifetime for any occasion to smell wonderful...

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    I have Vintage Heritage in EdT and concur - it is extremely refined, elegant and should have "class" as a listed note in the scent pyramid.

    Another beauty from Guerlain. I will refrain from comparing it to anything else but will say, that it is one of the best masculine bottles you can get from the house in the price range.

    Guerlain's Vetiver, Habit Rouge & Heritage (all Vintage formulations), could conceivably be all a man needs in a lifetime for any occasion to smell wonderful...

    Enjoy.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks Ericrico, but can we draw you to comment on the current formulation?

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    Hello Martinijo -

    In regards to current Heritage, I would like to refer to this comparative review - http://www.nstperfume.com/2011/06/29...grance-review/ - the concensus is that the reformulation is simply not as good or rich, but is still a decent overall bottle of juice.

    I would ask for others to contribute, but there are a lot of postings at the bottom of that article that covers what Vintage Heritage was all about (EdT & EdP) back in the 90's. Personally, it is one that I respect, but rarely wear. Not because I don't like it...but, to me, it must be the perfect occasion. Rare, precious stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Thanks Ericrico, but can we draw you to comment on the current formulation?
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

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    I guess the trick is knowing when it is the perfect occasion.
    Thanks for your contribution, as always.

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    Ok I now have a full bottle of the recent formulation and my sample was the first vintage formulation so I thought I would for interests sake compare them both.

    On the opening the vintage comes out swinging and is very strong the lavender and bergamont is quite astringent where the current formula is softer and well behaved. The vanilla in the current seems to be more prominent straight away and more well rounded where in the vintage it was muted but more mossy with woods in the basenotes.

    Overall the vintage was a powerhouse with a spicy bite to it where in the current formula it's rough edges have been rounded off and made more softer and it's been toned down a lot.

    I gotta say I do prefer the vintage as it was strong where the current feels a bit watered down, I mean the current still smells good. Its just with the vintage you could smell its power without having to smell yourself up close.

    The upside is that the current is more versatile and the Guerlain vanilla accord is more upfront and the experience is more smooth and rounded out.

    Downside is the spicy bite and strength that made it extra special is gone, it's a shame what they have done to a lot of the Eighties scents. I guess the golden rule with the classics is to go vintage if you can find one as that extra pep and mossy accords do add a lot to the fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Bump

    Ok I now have a full bottle of the recent formulation and my sample was the first vintage formulation so I thought I would for interests sake compare them both.

    On the opening the vintage comes out swinging and is very strong the lavender and bergamont is quite astringent where the current formula is softer and well behaved. The vanilla in the current seems to be more prominent straight away and more well rounded where in the vintage it was muted but more mossy with woods in the basenotes.

    Overall the vintage was a powerhouse with a spicy bite to it where in the current formula it's rough edges have been rounded off and made more softer and it's been toned down a lot.

    I gotta say I do prefer the vintage as it was strong where the current feels a bit watered down, I mean the current still smells good. Its just with the vintage you could smell its power without having to smell yourself up close.

    The upside is that the current is more versatile and the Guerlain vanilla accord is more upfront and the experience is more smooth and rounded out.

    Downside is the spicy bite and strength that made it extra special is gone, it's a shame what they have done to a lot of the Eighties scents. I guess the golden rule with the classics is to go vintage if you can find one as that extra pep and mossy accords do add a lot to the fragrance.
    The same old story.
    Now I'm going to have to try the vintage, or do I try to avoid it on the grounds that you don't miss what you never had..

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    The same old story.
    Now I'm going to have to try the vintage, or do I try to avoid it on the grounds that you don't miss what you never had..
    I would not bother to try the vintage unless you find a full bottle as you will only be disappointed like me. If I had never tried the glorious vintage then the current one is good by todays standard.

    The recent formulation smells like a deodrant version of heritage when you compare it to my sample of the first vintage formulation which is richer and stronger with a good dose of oakmoss mixing in with vanilla in the basenotes.

    Anyway I have vintage bottles of Bel Ami and Equipage on its way to me to console me.lol

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