I'd go with Clive Christian C.
I am leaning towards Clive Christian C because of longevity?
I'd go with Clive Christian C.
Only tried TL.
I went with TF TL; no regrets.
Get Montale Aoud Leather. It smells the same as your other two choices, is cheaper than your other two choices, and lasts just as long if not longer than your other two choices.
Or if you want a really GREAT leather, go with Knize Ten, Montale Aoud Cuir D'Arabie, Rien by ELDO, or OR Black by Pascal Morabito.
I own tuscani and tried Clive in store. Very similar longevity. I also sampled golden boy which is the same take. I agree on Montale. I tried that too and nearly identical with slightly more sweet backbone if my memory serves me well.
A vintage version of Bel Ami
I appreciate that of the two choices are what you have put down, I only have experience of TL, which was nice, but rather linear and vastly overpriced as a result.
As has been said, try Knize Ten or the refill of Or Black by Morabito. You could get both of those with change to spare in place of TL.
Clive C is the better choice for me, but have you tried Slumberhouse's Jeke?
I only have decants of them and Clive C may have a slight edge but theres a lot of similarities there with TL and for the price id opt for TL. Projection and longevity for both has been very good on me, not sure I could seperate them on those points.
"Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
Overall on me CC is the more complex and sophisticated scent.
How about Puredistance M?
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
Thank you guys . I placed the order for CC c. I have tried all the others suggested except Puredistance M . I was able to get 75 dollars off from Bergdorff goodman . Anything help , right
Last edited by deadidol; 21st April 2013 at 03:44 PM.
I own and enjoy both and love that scent. What I have found after having them both for more than a year is that I wore Tuscan Leather much more than I did C. Though I love C, I have found that finding an occasion to wear it, was challenging. One thing I do find, is that I like that great leather note that C doesn't really have. Yes, C has some great characteristics and I love it but, its just not very wearable, almost too opulent.
Please visit my SALES thread! HERE
Personally I like the Tuscan thought I do find it hard to wear all the time. i've worn Clive C and it's nice, though actually I found it quite a bit lighter/smoother than Tuscan and more incense than leather.
not to get all spammy here but I've got a bottle of Clive C for sale if anyone's interested. Best part is it's 50% full so only 25ml, which is more than you'd normally buy as a decant online and less than paying so much for a full bottle of the stuff.
Anyway, PM for details.
Tom Ford Splits:Noir de Noir, Neroli Portofino, Lavender Palm, Plum Japonais, Champacca Absolute, Tobacco Vanille ONE LEFT: Italian Cypress, Patchouli Absolu, Amber Absolute, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood
Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy & genuine friendship that members of this community extend to others - oldtimers & newcomers alike. There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing in front of me. Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us. ~ TwoRoads
I think C smells a little better, but not much. For the money, I'd definitely go with Tuscan Leather. I do agree with others about Puredistance M and Jeke being good options to check into as well.
i like both,
if price is not a factor, then i'll go with CC
AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.
Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
and many more niches up for split...
Dzing! or Knize Ten - Dzing! is very realistic newly-tanned leather and Knize Ten ups the ante with amber and flowers.
I want to give Cuir Ottoman and Mona di Orio's Cuir another try: CO smells like some sort of exotic Turkish leather armour and the MdiO felt like being inside the tanning process itself.