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    Default Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    year 2013.
    A dry floral for men, with a great "sweet-smoke" drydown: it seems a contradiction, but it's very good.
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    by the way, it's from the same creator of Encre Noir.

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    Just looked it up, sounds great, thanks for the heads up!
    By the way, did you try the intense version as well?
    And if I might ask, where did you try this and how can one get it?!

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    Default Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    not the intense, only the "light" one
    ...and it's almost an Eau de Parfum , 5 hours minimum (longevity)

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    Default Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Curious. Who makes this fragrance?

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    Nathalie Lorson

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    Car included with purchase?

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    no but honestly I'm feeling these releases (bentley and the intense)--i bet this will become big on basenotes. can't wait to sample them. thank you andr moreau!

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    I'm resurrecting this thread because I'd like to hear more feedback about my new favorite winter scent: Bentley Intense.

    Hope you don't mind!
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    It's a very nice fall/winter scent. Similar to Idole de Lubin.
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    Delicious stuff and as mentioned similar to Idole EdT, but with a richer and more creamy and powdery incense and leather. If you like Idole you'll like Bentley INtense and vica versa.

    If Idole is for spring/summer, Bentley Insense would be for Autumn/Winter.
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    Until it's easier to acquire, there won't be much info besides the sample small group of guys. You can't even sample it. Very annoying.
    Then there was the "smells like Jubilation xxv" squad that spreads it around just like they did for Costume National.

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    I'll get my Intense tomorrow...I'll be brutally honest either way. I'll try to compare it to common scents we all know.

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    Default Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    This along with the intense have to be two of my best purchases this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This along with the intense have to be two of my best purchases this year.
    Coming from you, that gets my attention! That probably sealed the deal on me ordering the EDT, too.

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    Default Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Differences, preferences between EdT vs. EdP...Anyone ?

    Thanks !

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    Bumping this.

    What are the differences and are they much to notice in the Intense, which is said to have incense and geramium.
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    Blind purchased the intense version, based on BN raves. Can't wait for its arrival. Thank you, BNers. That's why I spend time on this site. I'd never find stuff like this without your expert commentary and guideance, and for that I am most appreciative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Blind purchased the intense version, based on BN raves. Can't wait for its arrival. Thank you, BNers. That's why I spend time on this site. I'd never find stuff like this without your expert commentary and guideance, and for that I am most appreciative.
    I hear this is similar to Lubin Idole. If so, it must be a nice scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Bumping this.

    What are the differences and are they much to notice in the Intense, which is said to have incense and geramium.

    I have both on the way. I'll give the best comparison I can when they arrive. Won't be fancy, but I'll do my best.

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    Apart from the dynamic differences, Idole is spicier and has a distinctive cola note absent in Bentley Intense. I think BI is closer to Couvoisier L'Edition Imperiale EdP, although BI is a bit sweeter and the Courvoisier, woodier. They behave similarly on my skin - low projection but good longevity. Love both anyway.
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    It is very similar to Idole de Lubin but with better longevity than the edt? I still haven't tried the edp of Idole yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    no but honestly I'm feeling these releases (bentley and the intense)--i bet this will become big on basenotes. can't wait to sample them. thank you andr moreau!
    This man knew what he was talking about!

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    OK, I'm back in town (early) and was able to get my paws on my newly shipped Bentley Intense today.

    There have been reviews comparing it to Jubilation XXV, but to my nose it's not quite like that. Jubilation is more "green" in color, while Bentley Intense is more "golden amber". When I sprayed it I was like "wow, I know this from somewhere else...!!" but couldn't put my finger on it. After a bit of thinking and sniffing and thinking some more, I think I got it. Bentley Intense has a bit of rum booziness, mixed in with smoky incense, and what smells like amber/benzoin/cinnamon/leather/pepper mix. It's not Jubilation XXV that I find similarities to, but more Opus VI when you just sniff the bottle sprayer, without actually spraying it. When you spray Opus VI it's vibrant and almost "wet" feeling smokey amber, while Bentley Intense is a dry, softer version of that - just like sniffing the Opus VI sprayer (but admittedly softer on the amber). The booziness is somewhat similar to A*Men flankers like Pure Havene, more so than Pure Malt. These two seem to share a similar boozy note, but the one in Pure Malt actually feels like a boozy headache, while Pure Havane is lighter and more aromatic than boozy. So I guess if you sort of combined Opus VI, removed some of the sweetness and wetness from it, turned it down half-a-notch, and added a sprinkle of Pure Havane booziness on top - I think that would be a good approximation of what Bentley Intense smells like.

    (Sorry, never had a chance to sniff Lubin Idole so I can't compare it to that, but if somehow a sample were to come across my desk, I can certainly update my notes with a more in depth comparison of these two.)

    First wearing only, but longevity seems to be great (almost 8 hours now, still going strong). Projection very nice, at least an arm's length. It's strong and confident, but not overpowering. The bottle is awesome, better in person than in photos. At first I thought I'd love if the cap was magnetic, but... there's something to be said about old fashioned manual cap that fits snugly inside the top metal part of the bottle - it's a nod to tradition and good old world craftsmanship, vs "automating everything"... (hence why I love and collect mechanical watches and will never own a battery operated one, too). This is so Bentley...

    Very well done, Miss Nathalie Lorson, and bravo to Lalique for overseeing this release and for the very appropriate bottle and packaging designs! This could indeed be easily marketed as a much more expensive niche perfume, and in fact, is higher quality than many niche fragrances out there - while remaining totally wearable and not overly abstract that only few BNers would appreciate. I'll give it a very solid 9/10.

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    Just from the bottle I just got, it reminds me more of Andy Warhol Silver Factory by Bond than anything else I've tried. And yes, Intense smells awesome. Better than I expected, and not really gourmand to me.

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    Default Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    I have Silver Factory and that one to me is much more heavy on the resins and ambers. More aromatic, more unisex. Bentley Intense is more masculine to me. The rum/boozy note is completely non-existent in Silver Factory, and it's definitely prominent in Bentley Intense.

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    Hmm... Which one would be better, EDT or EDP ? I don't like gourmands but this is not a real gourmand? How sweet this is, actually? For example compared to DHI? Any other similar scents to this than Idole by Lubin and Silver Factory? thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    I have Silver Factory and that one to me is much more heavy on the resins and ambers. More aromatic, more unisex. Bentley Intense is more masculine to me. The rum/boozy note is completely non-existent in Silver Factory, and it's definitely prominent in Bentley Intense.
    I haven't worn it on my skin yet, so those aspects may come out then. I've only smelled the air after I sprayed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    I don't like gourmands but this is not a real gourmand? How sweet this is, actually? For example compared to DHI? Any other similar scents to this than Idole by Lubin and Silver Factory? thanks
    I'm not big on gourmands either, and this one is not a gourmand at all. More in the amber/smokey/boozy category. DHI is lipstick-in-a-bag fragrance to me, not overly sweet, but just crazy heavy on aromatics. Way different. Other than the Idole or Silver Factory references, check out my review above - to me it's more Opus VI with a hint of Pure Havane, if that helps.

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    thanks remik!
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    Default Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    it reminds me more of Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    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!)

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