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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    ChuckW - I just pulled out my bottle of Silver Factory and took a good sniff (it's been a while since I last wore it). I can see where you get the similarity - there is indeed a slight resemblance in it to Bentley Intense, after all. Good observation! So I guess I'll revise my review by saying Bentley reminds me of (toned down, drier) Opus VI, with a hint of Silver Factory, and a sprinkle of Pure Havane booziness on top.

    Happy Halloween! (and yes, Bentley Intense should work out nicely with tonight's activities!)
    Happy Halloween to you too, Bro!

  2. #32

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    Thanks Remik. Looks like I'm going to have to get a bottle of this.

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    Upon wearing Intense this morning, I also see where people get the similarity to LDDM upon initial application, and somewhat through the dry-down. So for me, it's a nifty blend of Silver Factory and LDDM. Which is nice, because while I liked LDDM, it could really be too much for me, and this is a more subtle blend. This absolutely is a niche level scent. I wore two sprays...I maybe needed three.

    I will report on the regular Bentley EDT when I get it early next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    This absolutely is a niche level scent. I wore two sprays...I maybe needed three.
    It definitely has that feel at least for me.
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    As an aquatic fan I can't wait to try Bentley's 2014 release called Bentley for men "Azure"

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    I just purchased the Intense version this past week. These glowing reviews have me in stitches until the mail man delivers this beast. Unfortunately,
    the shipping will take some time from a EBAY vendor from Poland. The price point was awesome for the bigger size I just couldn't pass it up.

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    I got DHI - the Pepsi sweetness + lots of incense + light sweet tea smell. Longevity is nice 10hrs, projection is average.

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    My only issue with the Intense is that on my second wearing, it seemed to fizz out a little. Lacked a little in longevity and projection in comparison to the day before. I'll try out the regular tonight which I should get in the mail today.

    My wife really digs it on me (the Intense).

    On a totally unrelated note, English Laundry Arrogant was a surprise for me yesterday. Outstanding longevity and projection with just two sprays at 7:30 AM yesterday. It's like a blend of Le Male and Burberry Touch. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My only issue with the Intense is that on my second wearing, it seemed to fizz out a little. Lacked a little in longevity and projection in comparison to the day before. I'll try out the regular tonight which I should get in the mail today.

    My wife really digs it on me (the Intense).

    On a totally unrelated note, English Laundry Arrogant was a surprise for me yesterday. Outstanding longevity and projection with just two sprays at 7:30 AM yesterday. It's like a blend of Le Male and Burberry Touch. Very nice.
    Keep us posted on the other ones in the set(English Laundry) as well as the EDT on the Bentley. Although not a lot of love for Burberry Touch on here I really love it.

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    Can any of you go into more detail about how the original Bentley for men smells? I have a sample of Bentley Intense, which I love, but I'm very curious about the original. How does the original smell? Does it resemble the Intense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My only issue with the Intense is that on my second wearing, it seemed to fizz out a little. Lacked a little in longevity and projection in comparison to the day before. I'll try out the regular tonight which I should get in the mail today.

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    Regarding projection and longevity, I get very strong projection for about the first two or three hours. Then it becomes close to the skin, but it hangs around for a while. I put this on yesterday around 4 p.m., showered this morning. and can actually smell it on my wrist right now. But it only really projects for a few hours, which is fine by me. And when it does project, it does so very strongly.

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    Tried the EDT today at the store, but only briefly because my nose was too damn busy abusing the Serge Lutens counter ....

    Unfortunately, i only tried it on paper and from my initial impressions i noticed that the rum in it is bright and dominant, and the scent overall feels "lighter and brighter" than the intense. It's very very similar to the intense overall. I wished i sprayed it on my skin but i had like 6 other scents on my skin by the time i got to it.

    I think the comparison between Bentley EDT and Bentley Intense would be similar to comparing Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense (the 2007 old formulation),where the iris in the Dior line would be the rum note in the Bentley line.

    Just throwing guesses here. Wish i had tested the EDT properly today !
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Can any of you go into more detail about how the original Bentley for men smells? I have a sample of Bentley Intense, which I love, but I'm very curious about the original. How does the original smell? Does it resemble the Intense?
    I'll give you my opinion on Bentley EDT tomorrow after I've had it on for a few hours, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Regarding projection and longevity, I get very strong projection for about the first two or three hours. Then it becomes close to the skin, but it hangs around for a while. I put this on yesterday around 4 p.m., showered this morning. and can actually smell it on my wrist right now. But it only really projects for a few hours, which is fine by me. And when it does project, it does so very strongly.
    It is a very pleasant scent to be sure. And the top notes are WOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My only issue with the Intense is that on my second wearing, it seemed to fizz out a little. Lacked a little in longevity and projection in comparison to the day before.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Regarding projection and longevity, I get very strong projection for about the first two or three hours. Then it becomes close to the skin, but it hangs around for a while. I put this on yesterday around 4 p.m., showered this morning. and can actually smell it on my wrist right now. But it only really projects for a few hours, which is fine by me. And when it does project, it does so very strongly.
    I share these (minor) reservations. BI needs a good 5 or 6 sprays to get it to perform. Longevity is good but projection is poor after a few hours. It doesn't matter that much to me, I love it anyway, but those expecting a powerhouse may be disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I share these (minor) reservations. BI needs a good 5 or 6 sprays to get it to perform. Longevity is good but projection is poor after a few hours. It doesn't matter that much to me, I love it anyway, but those expecting a powerhouse may be disappointed.
    I think you may be right. That flies in the face of what I believed when I first sprayed it into the air. I'm not giving up on it, though! I waited too long for this sucker.

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    What's tricky about a frag like this is that when you go 2 or 3 sprays you don't get much projection after a few hours, but when you go 5 or 6 you have insane projection for the first few hours, maybe even too much. I err on the side of caution and take a few solid hours followed by a skin scent over a couple monster hours followed by several more of good projection. Still, I've only worn this twice, so I can't say I exactly have it figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I think you may be right. That flies in the face of what I believed when I first sprayed it into the air. I'm not giving up on it, though! I waited too long for this sucker.

    This is not at all what I experience and either there are dramatically different skin types or olfactory fatigue. On me I get very good projection for 8+ hours and excellent longevity, so much that I get self-conscious if I spray more than 3 sprays.

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    Projection and longevity with the intense are very very good for me with 3 sprays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    This is not at all what I experience and either there are dramatically different skin types or olfactory fatigue. On me I get very good projection for 8+ hours and excellent longevity, so much that I get self-conscious if I spray more than 3 sprays.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Projection and longevity with the intense are very very good for me with 3 sprays.
    My experience with Bentley Intense mirrors yours, gtsb and Hednic. Three sprays last 10+ hours on my skin. I have zero issues with projection or longevity. In fact, I consider it to be a commitment to wear in the sense that, if I wear it, I'm going to be smelling it all day and into the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Projection and longevity with the intense are very very good for me with 3 sprays.
    That's been my experience also.

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    The first day I wore 2 sprays. The second I wore 3. So I know I did not overdo it, at least. We'll see where I settle in this.

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    I don't think I could wear more than 2-3 sprays of the intense, it's a monster on me. Two sprays should do the trick. I think I get monster projection for the first few hours, and then it slides into moderate projection territory after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    What's tricky about a frag like this is that when you go 2 or 3 sprays you don't get much projection after a few hours, but when you go 5 or 6 you have insane projection for the first few hours, maybe even too much. I err on the side of caution and take a few solid hours followed by a skin scent over a couple monster hours followed by several more of good projection. Still, I've only worn this twice, so I can't say I exactly have it figured out.
    I spray this one on the (cooler) abdomen and avoid the chest to temper the earlier potency to a degree. It doesn't work completely but I think it helps.
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    I'm wearing Bentley EDT today. I wore 4 sprays, one to each side of my neck and one to chest, one to stomach. I'm only about 1 1/2 hours into my day with it. It's not overpowering by any stretch. I can smell it, but it is a subtle wear for me. Might be my skin, who knows?

    Still a very nice scent. I don't know that I really need both the Intense and the EDT versions, though. I sprayed this in the air in our living room and it hung around for a couple of hours yesterday evening. That was just 1 spray of the EDT.

    The main diff to me is that the EDT has a little less ":edge" to it, and it's def smoother than the EDP. To my nose at least they are very close. The gap is similar to, as another poster said, the diff between Dior Homme and the Intense version. The gap is not as wide as the one between LIDG and LIDGE.

    So if your budget allows, go for both. If not, I'd stick to the EDP. I have a feeling the EDT would be best for hot weather climates and hot summer weather.

    They both smell fantastic, so you really can't lose. I don't regret buying them, but time will tell if I keep both.

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    Great I'm glad I did go with the EDP Intense per your reviews. So you believe the Intense is Office Environment safe. This is were I will be using it the most. On a side note did you ever find out the fragrance your Deacon friend at Church wore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post
    Great I'm glad I did go with the EDP Intense per your reviews. So you believe the Intense is Office Environment safe. This is were I will be using it the most. On a side note did you ever find out the fragrance your Deacon friend at Church wore?
    If you keep the Intense between 2 or 3 sprays, I think it's office safe. It wears pretty close to my body.

    I chickened out with the elder at church! I don't want to freak him out any further. I'll have to live in ignorance.

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    Three sprays is usually my norm so that will fall into my routine. So overall the wait was justified and fragrance is a winner I assume, or are you needing more time to make an ultimate decision.

    Thanks for the update I followed your thread on that gentleman at Church and I feared it got lost in the void due to the changeover.

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    The Bentley scents are winners, but for those seeking radiating powerhouses I fear you will be disappointed, at least if your skin is like mine. They are classy, upscale scents to be sure. Both are office safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    The Bentley scents are winners, but for those seeking radiating powerhouses I fear you will be disappointed, at least if your skin is like mine. They are classy, upscale scents to be sure. Both are office safe.
    Thanks Chuck. Slightly off topic how is your English Laundry experience going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post
    Thanks Chuck. Slightly off topic how is your English Laundry experience going?
    I am going to wear another one tomorrow. The only one I have tried thus far is Arrogant.

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