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    Default anything similar to killian- back to black?

    just curious.....

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    I haven't smelled anything quite like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I haven't smelled anything quite like it.
    Agreed.
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Not really. Pretty unique IMO.

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    Sorry, i am not aware of anything similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Pretty unique IMO.
    Agree.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Costamor Tabacca is 90-95% similar. I own both and regret buying the black to black since they are so similar
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Chergui by Serge Lutens.

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    1 Million and no I'm not joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    Chergui by Serge Lutens.
    Don't see the similarity
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    1 Million and no I'm not joking
    Must be why I own and love both
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Absolue pour le Soir and Leather Oud are very similar, both better.
    Some call it unique, I say overrated.
    We want a 'Niche' forum.

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    None of the above mentioned are similar to B2B IMHO - own chergui, 1 million, costamor tabacco - I don't get the 90-95 percent similarly as a BN mentioned...

    Is B2B over rated? IMO, no. But I will buy only their refill bottles, I don't care for the fancy packaging and the added price, so for the price I paid, it's a grt investment to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    Chergui by Serge Lutens.
    Seems like a bit of a stretch, but I think I see where you're coming from as I'm wearing a bit of Chergui right now and some of the balminess is there.

    The closest I've seen is Tokyo Milk's "Honey and the Moon," but even then, it's not that close (and much lower quality). I align it within a similar headspace as Tobacco Vanille in that they both seem to have similar aesthetics in mind. However, I don't think they smell that close at all as whereas I love B2B's richness, I absolutely despise everything about TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Towers View Post
    Absolue pour le Soir and Leather Oud are very similar, both better.
    I think B2B really has different effects on different people. Some get a lot of the tobacco/berry component, whereas I get mainly honey. I find both AplS and LO to be HIGHLY animalic scents -- which B2B certainly isn't. (I love all three, but for different reasons.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    None of the above mentioned are similar to B2B IMHO - own chergui, 1 million, costamor tabacco - I don't get the 90-95 percent similarly as a BN mentioned...

    Is B2B over rated? IMO, no. But I will buy only their refill bottles, I don't care for the fancy packaging and the added price, so for the price I paid, it's a grt investment to me...
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Based solely on the sniff I gave it today I found Annick Goutal's Sables to be kind fo similar. Both strike me as primarily Honey scents.
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Try Herod by Parfums de Marly. Similar style with the tobacco but the sweet, dark fruity note is not as dominant as it is in Back to Black.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Tobqcco vanille and amouage jubilation mixed together

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    I haven't tried Costamor Tabacca but the rest are not even close imo.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Brecourt Haram (Farah) shares a similar vibe, and it is more potent...

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    Tabarom by Antonio Visconti

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaizer121 View Post
    Based solely on the sniff I gave it today I found Annick Goutal's Sables to be kind fo similar. Both strike me as primarily Honey scents.
    Sables is more about syrup if you ask me, while B2B is all about honey and raspberry. They don't have anything similar IMO, two different scents. But that's just me!

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    I had to come back to this.

    On my skin Back To Black and Chergui perform both a strong tobacco and honey note that last for ever and projects very well. B2B is more complex where Chergui is quite lineair to me.

    It's not about who's wrong or right to me but as I find this so obvious I thought I'd share this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie_man View Post
    Brecourt Haram (Farah) shares a similar vibe, and it is more potent...
    Again, I think this speaks to the difference in the way perfumes work on people's skin. I get cinnamon buns from the Brecourt that are gone within 20 mins. B2B lasts and projects on me for 6+ hours without fail.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Chergui is not at all similar to Back to Black.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Quote Originally Posted by HAllen View Post
    Chergui is not at all similar to Back to Black.
    For you it isn't.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    I do get a similar honey accord from the dry down of Montale's Wood and Spices.
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    There's a similar honey/tobacco in Pure Havane, but B2B is darker and more fruity overall.

    My question is: is there something like B2B but more overtly masculine? Ideally, I'd like something just like B2B but with a bit more tobacco, incense or dark woods (maybe some peppery guaiac).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    My question is: is there something like B2B but more overtly masculine? Ideally, I'd like something just like B2B but with a bit more tobacco, incense or dark woods (maybe some peppery guaiac).
    Tobacco Vanille (althought I'm sure you'd tried that), Memoir Man if you want tobacco, incense, dark woods and guaiac.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    A*men pure Havane has a very similar vibe, but they're take different approaches to tobacco and honey. To me, B2B smells more expensive, more put together and more complex, with Havane being sweeter in a more synthetic way (to me, at least). Still, Havane is pretty damn good as well, but B2B is the goddamn KING when it comes to that honey tobacco.

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    I have yet to come across anything that could serve as a Back to Black substitute. Nice scent, even though it is not an end all be all scent to me. Perhaps I should revisit this one, as I haven't smelled it for a more than a year, it might change my view on it.
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Just buy a refill bottle. It's only $130.

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    Tobacco Vanille -- minus the honey.

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    Another one worth sniffing is SoOud's Asmar. It's a different honey vibe, and more woody overall, with a much stronger tobacco note. It also has more amber present, but it is still in the same general ball park, and is a damn good gourmand/oriental.

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    asmar is $225 for 60ml refill is $130 for 50ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    Chergui by Serge Lutens.
    Agreed, but there's still some major differences.

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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    The first time I smelled Emeraude by Coty (the feminine) I thought of B2B.

    I dislike both.
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    Default Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Costamor Tabacca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post
    Agreed, but there's still some major differences.
    True.

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