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    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and seasons greetings. I've decided I'm going to treat myself to a new bottle. Having tried lots I've narrowed it down to the Creed and Guerlain heavyweights BDP and Derby. I notice that both receive much acclaim on here but when pitted against each other which do people prefer?

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    Derby by a HUGE margin.

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    I own both (both new formulations)
    I would go for BDP
    Being the stronger and more lasting

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    The opening lavender of BdP is harsh but the woody drydown is very good. Though I will have to give the edge to Derby for it's wonderful complexity.

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    Another for Derby (& by a mile) in terms of the scent.

    BdP however does have more longevity on me.

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    Tough choice, but I give the slight edge to Derby.

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    BdP

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    Bdp

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    It sounds as if you have tried both; which do you prefer?

    Derby is a fine fragrance, but I do have longevity issues with it (non-vintage formulation). BdP truly is one of my favourites and has no such longevity problems. If I had to choose only one, it would have to be BdP. I would miss the Derby though.

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    Derby!!
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    D E R B Y

    and.....new york PdN over BdP


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    Quote Originally Posted by dnc View Post
    It sounds as if you have tried both; which do you prefer?

    Derby is a fine fragrance, but I do have longevity issues with it (non-vintage formulation). BdP truly is one of my favourites and has no such longevity problems. If I had to choose only one, it would have to be BdP. I would miss the Derby though.
    I'm really not too sure. I like Bois du Portugal's lavender and unmistakable masculine smell, but then Derby really is art constructed by a master. I think in the end though it really comes down to what vibe you want a scent to create and for that BDP wins.

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    Own and love both but prefer Derby
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    Quote Originally Posted by dno101 View Post
    I'm really not too sure. I like Bois du Portugal's lavender and unmistakable masculine smell, but then Derby really is art constructed by a master. I think in the end though it really comes down to what vibe you want a scent to create and for that BDP wins.
    I know what you mean about the lavender. Many say BdP has a very harsh opening but I don't subscribe to this and it is actually my favourite phase of the scent.

    Good luck.

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    That's tough. I find the longevity on both to be very good. Both smell great. I think if forced to pick I would go with BdP. Can't go wrong with either.

    You should have made a poll for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    That's tough. I find the longevity on both to be very good. Both smell great. I think if forced to pick I would go with BdP. Can't go wrong with either.

    You should have made a poll for this.
    You're right should have done, Derby is ahead 8-5

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