My Lomani AB Silver arrived yesterday. First impression - was the quaility packaging. The metal box that it arrives in is pretty impressive. Make other packages look pretty cheap.
Now to the frag - it is very nice. Very similar to my Aventus sample. I don't get a lot of smoke from either of them, but there is a lot of birch. The experience is similar to my knockoff Acqua Di Gio that I got at Target. When I just put on the knockoff AdG it smells like AdG. This is the same type of situation - when I sprayed Lomani I thought - "Very nice, that's Aventus".
In comparing them at the same time (one on each arm) they of course have subtle differences. I'm very happy with my $23 purchase. Not quite as strong as Aventus. Sitll going nicely after 5 hours, but not as noticable as the real thing.
Update: The frag has faded after 10 hours. I only put three sprays on this morning and can still smell it close to the skin. It doesn't appear to be projecting any more. (My nose or scent fading - not sure which.) This is still better longevity than I have on most designer frags at $50-$80 per bottle.
Last edited by SnowStorm; 31st July 2014 at 08:10 PM.
I received my ab silver yesterday. I blind bought it because of great experience with AB silver platinum (which smelled (90%) and performed (70%) almost as good as TDH).
After a full day worth of wear, I can report that AB silver does smell like Aventus. Smokier and woodier...very & nice sophisticated. HOWEVER, pitiful longevity and projection (less than an hour). I sprayed almost 15 times, because it kept vanishing. It's not olfactory fatigue, unless there is something special in there that causes it and I don't know what that could be. I have sprayed it on clothes in different room (I got back to check in separate rooms), skin, skin with moisturizer..etc etc. It just doesn't last or project on ME or my clothes. Your mileage may vary...though I doubt it.
Oh well, a bit disappointing, cause though no points for originality..Lomani did do a splendid copy. If the longevity was anything like AB silver platinum, I would stock up on this big time. I would even pay double, for a 4-5 hr longevity, it would still be a fantastic deal.
For me..this goes down as a cheapie that "almost" made it. I won't buy it again. $20 or $300 a scent does need to last on one's skin at least 4-5 hours with good projection, IMO.
Sounds just like Aventus.
Don't get the grapefruit in the Lomani offering, but otherwise the 2 are very close. I think Blindfolded, pretty sure I could tell the difference off the top but the dry down would be almost impossible.
Silver goes 6-8 hours easy. Gets compliments 8+ hours for me.
And platinum is the bomb too.
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I've had it on less than 4 hours, and I can barely smell it again. It's great for the first 2 hours, but then just vanishes on my skin. I'm jealous of those it works well with, I love it whilst it lasts!
I thought there was a better Aventus clone out there?
Last edited by SmellyFinger; 1st August 2014 at 04:59 PM.
Not sure if a copy can be reformulated so quickly and still maintain the "copy" smell. I thought changing concentration would also change the smell and it's not a trivial task to thin something down without messing with the smell. I may be wrong though.
If Lomani did indeed reformulate, then it will detrimental to the sales, because even a cheap copy needs to last for a bit.
Never tried Fresco, your observation is interesting. How long did it take for them to reformulate?
Sure, some folks seem to be lucky but my sense is that majority seem to be getting average to less than average performance.
i lost track of this frag about 5-6 hours in, but recieve compliments 10+ hours after the fact. I always gets wafts of it later on, it literally just comes and goes on me.
9 hours and still getting wiffs. I wore this to work today (did get some on my shirt) and its great. 80 degrees outside and between that an inside air-conditioning its still rolling.
Great stuff even when compared to other more pricey scents - I am really enjoying this one.
Last edited by SmellyFinger; 1st August 2014 at 08:57 PM.
tdh in no way smells like a new car seat so no idea wtf people are talking about here vis a vis silver platinum.
What doesn't smell right here, is the high amount of Iso E Super.
The king of nose fatigue.
It's in the original, and since the clone is a 99% copy, it's also in the clone.
Like I already said in this topic, you need to amp up the sprays with the Lomani.
The sprayer emits a very small amount of juice compared to the Creed.
There is no way they would reformulate so fast since the hype is still pretty new.
The ingredients of the clone and the real Aventus aren't really that expensive either when you see the price and packaging of Lomani.
A lot of these guys received huge decants of Pure Wood by Thierry Mugler for example.
These guys love to get attention and create hype to get new subscribers.
I think Fresco was the first Aventus "clone" and when these guys would smell a pineapple somewhere, they will make a big deal about it.
After smelling both Insurrection Pure II and Ab Silver Lomani I ended up getting Ab Spirit Silver because it is probably the closest in my opinion. Definitely missing the pineapple fruitiness that Aventus has so it leans more towards the "Smokey" batches of Aventus.
I didn't realize AB Platinum was 2 years old. Are all the great reviewers at Fragrantica gone because no one there made the TDH connection, but the new car smell was the prominent theme. WTF. Makes no sense.
I'm not sure if you think there is a conspiracy or something, maybe we should get our tin foil!!!
I have never smelled aventus. So I have never commented on its comparison to silver.
Tonight however, I took my bottle of platinum to my local sephora and compared it side by side with TDH edt. The difference is minute. In my opinion it's 99% the same. I sprayed one full spray of each on my wrist at the same time and as of right now (2 hours into it) they are the same on my skin and to my nose.
I think guys on here are forgetting the whole point to these frags. When I pay $25 for a frag I have low expectations. When I pay $70 dollars for a bottle I have higher expectations. When I spend $300 on a bottle I have extreme expectations. When I purchase a $25 bottle that is of the same "family" as the $300 bottle and it gives me a similar smell at a "subpar" performance, I'm still happy with my small investment. There are always going to be guys that are dissatisfied with a product. There will also always be people that get a completely different experience from the same bottle of cologne. Look at all the aventus threads. They range from "heaven on earth" to "lady killer" to pictures of barbecue on a grill with a pineapple ring on top of it. Everyone is going to have mixed feelings and performance with different colognes. There is no conspiracy. In my opinion the only conspiracy is that some guys are a little annoyed that other guys can buy a $25 bottle that resembles their $300 bottle and they are on a mission to limit the awareness of such products.
I feel better now
if Lomani Platinum == TDH then LOL at the fragrantica reviews. Definitely a discredit to that community if no one made this connection. I'd say TDH is one of the top 5 most well known designer fragrances.
Well just like on here, there is no minimum qualifications to post or leave reviews on other sites. So you have to take guys opinions in to consideration.
Very new frag I buy I immediately form my opinion, then I browse reviews all over the web to see whose nose is similar to mine. There are guys that just get completely different vibes than I do. That's the way it goes.
But im shocked that people haven't noticed the extrme similarity between TDH and platinum. It's simply undeniable