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    Default NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

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    How can a $10.00 cologne have such a great scent and not be noticed???

    True to every word!
    A sensuous blend of citrus notes and black pepper give brightness to the top note, while the subtle spiciness of cinnamon and the masculine scent of cedar and tobacco provide distinctive signature to the heart. The fragrance dries down to a warm amber, sueded musk, and patchouli nuances.

    On the opening I get Mugler Pure Havane, once it settles I get this Tobacco Vanille mix with Havane.

    I will like to know what you guys have to say about this scent but please do not judge it by the price.....

    True testers are welcome to comment.
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    Default Re: Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Haven't seen this available for purchase yet in the States. Where is this available?

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    Default Re: Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Haven't seen this available for purchase yet in the States. Where is this available?

    I bought mine during my trip to Puerto Rico last week not sure if available in the states I will take a look.

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    This has proven to be very difficult to find here in the states not sure why since PR is part of the USA. Cyber information is very very limited about this new Fragrance.

    http://www.godubai.com/citylife/pres...e.asp?pr=64966

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    def not available here in the states!
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    I still cant get over how well this new frag does its magic. Its like an improved version of Pure Havane. Hope it hits the states soon to get feeback by some of you here.

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    I may have someone pick a few of these back at the Island to sell on eBay.

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Its definately good quality for its price.

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fraghead93 View Post
    Its definately good quality for its price.
    Did you try it?? Where did you get it??

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Samba probably makes the best scents for the prices they offer, I have tried 4 or 5 of them and currently own Kiss Me, and Fresh. Heat was the only one I didn't like thus far. Regardless, the notes, quality put into them are impeccable for the 10 dollar price tag. I hope Skin becomes available soon, I will definitley buy a bottle.
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    I also like Samba Red and Samba Classic.

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    This sounds good. You've definitely piqued my interest. I always thought Pure Havane was almost FBW but not quite. Maybe this fixes the issues I had with it? I can hope.
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    A few of us in this thread blind bought this one last week from fragnet... obviously those posts are missing due to the time warp, but has anyone received and tried it yet? Mine will probably not get here til today or Monday, but I'm anxious to hear some other experiences!

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Also curious to know what others think about this one.
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    OK - anyone who bought this week - you have to let us know what you think...

    My order will not arrive till monday and I am very interested in seeing what this is like

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    $10.00 usd wow, great for you if it's on even par on those compare to by your nose, for myself I though it : I will buy, maybe if I find it on my local flea market or so...Thx for head up.....cheerios
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Got my Samba Skin bottle. Only put 1 spray on my hand last night.
    This fragrance is sweet... A lot of Vanilla.
    More testing over the weekend....
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    I will perhaps wait for Snaggy's thoughts before pulling the trigger. It sounds like a nice scent, but the trouble is that I will be stuck with it if it doesn't work out. I suppose vanilla laden scents are always in abundance, so there is no real urgency to get this one. I think Bogart pour Homme does the cherry tobacco thing very well.
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    now posts need mod approval or is it just me?

    edit: guess that one didn't... weird.

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Not quite with this one - posts should appear after you press the 'Post' button!

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Also curious to know what others think about this one.
    It smells a lot like Pure Havane with cinnamon. It's a nice fragrance for the price.

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Not quite with this one - posts should appear after you press the 'Post' button!
    My post in the below thread said it needed mod approval before it could be posted... maybe it's because there was a link in it? Only thing I can think of...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...GREEN-for-men?

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Not quite with this one - posts should appear after you press the 'Post' button!
    ah, so I guess it's any post with a link? just got this message:

    'Thank you for posting! Your post will not be visible until a moderator has approved it for posting. .'

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    It smells a lot like Pure Havane with cinnamon. It's a nice fragrance for the price.
    Totally agree with that.
    Very similar like Pure Havane. It has some cinnamon and tobacco in there.
    Nice fragrance for the price, with decent longevity.
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Is the quality anywhere close to Pure Havane?

    I've noticed that a lot of times fragrances can smell similar, however there's a significant difference in quality--from the ingredients to the structure, texture, projection and longevity, etc.

    How does Samba Skin match up in that regard?

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Is the quality anywhere close to Pure Havane?

    I've noticed that a lot of times fragrances can smell similar, however there's a significant difference in quality--from the ingredients to the structure, texture, projection and longevity, etc.

    How does Samba Skin match up in that regard?
    Pure Havane has more depth to it. As far as projection it's lighter, but it's decent. Longevity is good. This is basically Pure Havane and Mont Blanc Individuel mixed together. I'd put the quality at the Mont Blanc level. If you like both of these or just Pure Havane I can't see you being unhappy with buying a bottle.

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    If you like both of these or just Pure Havane I can't see you being unhappy with buying a bottle.
    And at that price no less!
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Pure Havane has more depth to it. As far as projection it's lighter, but it's decent. Longevity is good. This is basically Pure Havane and Mont Blanc Individuel mixed together. I'd put the quality at the Mont Blanc level. If you like both of these or just Pure Havane I can't see you being unhappy with buying a bottle.

    Sounds great, Rich. I think the quality of Individuel is very good, so this one sounds like a bargain. I doubt I'll pick it up, since I have PH and Individuel, but as a gift or a PH replacement some time down the road, it seems like a great option.

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Sounds great, Rich. I think the quality of Individuel is very good, so this one sounds like a bargain. I doubt I'll pick it up, since I have PH and Individuel, but as a gift or a PH replacement some time down the road, it seems like a great option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Is the quality anywhere close to Pure Havane?

    I've noticed that a lot of times fragrances can smell similar, however there's a significant difference in quality--from the ingredients to the structure, texture, projection and longevity, etc.

    How does Samba Skin match up in that regard?
    Got my bottle of Samba Skin in today. Put it on a few hours ago, still getting good wafts so longevity seems good, but projection is light as mentioned by a previous poster. However, the scent itself is fantastic. Definitely getting Pure Havane, maybe with more vanilla in the drydown. To me it kinda has a similar vibe to DH/DHI as well. As far as quality, I'd say it's not quite on the same level as Mugler, but it's easily well above other stuff at a similar price point such as Cuba Gold. Definitely very happy you guys pointed this out otherwise I would've never known to buy this wonderful fragrance! Thanks OP!

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    It's been well over 10 hrs now and I'm still getting occasional whiffs when I move, otherwise it's still a skin scent. Longevity much better than I expected! If I had to nitpick, I'd say the sprayer could be a little better... and the awkward butt-plug bottle could be improved. But other than that, absolutely love it and this is gonna get a lot of use this winter season!
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    I got mine today and I am liking it. Thanks for the heads up on this one !

    Perhaps a more refined version of Bogart Pour Homme - a inside the house version - with more vanilla sooner in the dry down. The tobacco up front is excellent and for a non blasting scent its really kind of nice -

    And the MRS liked it too - wow that's almost a first. She has not liked the Aramis, Kouros or Fahrenheit scents I have been enjoying this fall.....

    I would say for a cheaper, winter user - non exceptional outing this one works great, In fact in my life thats pretty much defines everyday.


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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Also received mine today and also like it, and can't beat the price. (181)
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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitealltrac View Post
    S.Skin_.M.straight.shot_-241x295.jpg

    How can a $10.00 cologne have such a great scent and not be noticed???

    True to every word!
    A sensuous blend of citrus notes and black pepper give brightness to the top note, while the subtle spiciness of cinnamon and the masculine scent of cedar and tobacco provide distinctive signature to the heart. The fragrance dries down to a warm amber, sueded musk, and patchouli nuances.

    On the opening I get Mugler Pure Havane, once it settles I get this Tobacco Vanille mix with Havane.

    I will like to know what you guys have to say about this scent but please do not judge it by the price.....

    True testers are welcome to comment.
    This is my second Samba scent and judging from this initial spray it's every bit as good as Kiss Me! Just arrived today, and your right it totally reminds me of pure havane! I've only tried PH and TV once each, but both very recently....not sure I get the TV vibe much(which is fine with me) More like a pure havane/malt mixture for me. Only had it on for about an hour and a half now....just starting to hit the dry down, curious to see how the longevity is. Can't wait for a full wearing tomorrow!!! Thanks for the heads up on this virtually unknown gem!

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    Ok, got my full first wearing today. It's been a little over 6hrs now and the scent is dried down to nothing but a skin scent....so very good longevity on my dry skin! Also got a bunch of vanilla that others had mentioned, which I didn't get at all from the first spray out of the bottle onto my hand.(another reason for me to always try a full wearing if I'm able to before I make or break a scent All in all very happy with this cheap and cheerful scent!

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    Default Re: NEW fragrance Samba Skin cologne...watch out Pure Havane!!!

    Just got mine from fragrencenet the other day. Love it. The tobacco opening is fantastic and it lasts a good 10 -12 hours. Smells much more expensive than it is.


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