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    Default Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Looking to buy this but never smelt it before.tell me why i should blind buy this.Is this fragrance a masterpiece? Thanks.wirral guy.

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by wirral guy View Post
    Is this fragrance a masterpiece?
    IMO No.

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Earthy and herbal scent..
    Try a sample 1st..
    Not blind buy material

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    It's a winner, blind buy with confidence, if you don't like it then the problem is you.

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Sample first, buy later.

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    I like it a lot. But as usual, blind buy is risky. It's resinous-patchouli, slightly chypre.

    But it shouldn't be too difficult to smell. If you cannot find it, smell Clinique Aromatics Elixir, which should be available at most department stores and perfume stores. Aramis 900 is close, though perhaps not as strong. If you like AE, you'll be fine with Aramis 900; if you don't like it, probably you should stay away from A900.

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    I agree is a risky blind buy. I think is a great perfume however. Try cacio's advice first if you can.
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    Aramis 900 is just such a dated scent... if that's your sort of thing, go for it. But I'd suggest that you try it first.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    One of the worst scents to blind buy, especially if you are used to recent designer scents!

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by wirral guy View Post
    Looking to buy this but never smelt it before.tell me why i should blind buy this.Is this fragrance a masterpiece? Thanks.wirral guy.

    No way. Do not blind buy this one.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    It is an amazing composition and I love it. That said, I will join others in recommending against a blind buy.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I like it a lot. But as usual, blind buy is risky. It's resinous-patchouli, slightly chypre.

    But it shouldn't be too difficult to smell. If you cannot find it, smell Clinique Aromatics Elixir, which should be available at most department stores and perfume stores. Aramis 900 is close, though perhaps not as strong. If you like AE, you'll be fine with Aramis 900; if you don't like it, probably you should stay away from A900.

    cacio
    I signed on to the thread to mention Aromatics Elixir! Hit this one up if you want to know what 900 is all about. 900 is basically the mens version of this.

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    900 is an acquired taste, but I haven't smelled any recent bottles of it.

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    I have been wearing Aramis 900 since the 80's when I was a teenager.

    One of only 5 fragrances I could never (ever) be without.

    Most definitely a masterpiece.

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Hello Wirral Guy Maghull guy here and the answer is no. Aramis 900 is a great fragrance but it's a relic from the hairy chest days. So a sample would be in order as it is very potent.

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    I have two choice for blind buy:

    Aramis 900 Vs. Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    I like dark rose scent in perfumes + old cosmetic scents.

    Which one should I buy?

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    In terms of dark rose, Aramis 900 is definitely more like it. Not too much cosmetic, though, which I associate with violet and iris.

    cacio

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    If you into powerhouses 70's & 80's then it's a fantastic fragrance and blind buy it. If you not then sample first. Good luck enjoy

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Mind that this one has been reformulated!
    Brown bottle is vintage!
    Owned it (blind buy) and sold it immediately as it was not to my liking at all! Smelled like herbal glue to me.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    I have two choice for blind buy:

    Aramis 900 Vs. Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    I like dark rose scent in perfumes + old cosmetic scents.

    Which one should I buy?
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme all the way for me but the rose is light (as is the leather) and not dark to my nose. Excellent in current formulation!
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoiste
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (Aqua)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - Knize Ten

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    I'm a bit confused my friends.
    I know reformulations are not like vintages, but I've heard that some reformulations are acceptable.
    My question about choosing betweent CURRENT Aramis 900 and Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme.
    Anyway, is there a perfume with dark rose scent for men except these two???

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    I'm a bit confused my friends.
    I know reformulations are not like vintages, but I've heard that some reformulations are acceptable.
    My question about choosing betweent CURRENT Aramis 900 and Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme.
    Anyway, is there a perfume with dark rose scent for men except these two???
    Zino dvidoff is.

    Van cleef have been badly reformulated so I suggest the vintage. The current 900 is pretty decent I reckon considering I haven't tried the pre formulation

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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    I'm a bit confused my friends.
    I know reformulations are not like vintages, but I've heard that some reformulations are acceptable.
    My question about choosing betweent CURRENT Aramis 900 and Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme.
    Anyway, is there a perfume with dark rose scent for men except these two???
    to answer your question on reformulations i have the mid 80s version of both and recently was able to smell the whole new line of aramis releases like the 900, denim, JHL, Havana etc....
    i also have all the Aramis line releases from around that time just Havana was the one that come in the 90s and all new Aramis releases are complete mess, they still have something left from the old smell in it, but specially the new denim smells so synthetic that i get my eyes watered when i smelled, only the new Havana and Aramis original to me smell very close the the old original formulations. about Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme. the new formula is not bad as far as i can remember i do not find it any diferent from the original.
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    Default Re: Aramis 900-should i blind buy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojtaba View Post
    I have two choice for blind buy:

    Aramis 900 Vs. Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    I like dark rose scent in perfumes + old cosmetic scents.

    Which one should I buy?
    if you like to buy rose from Aramis, better get "aramis calligraphy rose" it is 100 times better rose perfume than the current chemical mess of Aramis 900.
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    1966 - Aramis by Aramis
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    2013 - Sahara Noir Tom Ford
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