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    Default Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have tried this or it's flankers and what you thought of them. Which ones are best, are any of them worth owning, longevity, ect. I've been reading up on these and am contemplating a blind buy perhaps...although at around $50 it would be a fairly pricey one. I dunno something "off-brand" /different/but still reasonable $'s sounds kind of appealing and fun.(probably because I just had such a great experience with Nikos Sculpture)

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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    Seems like the original and the Absoluto appear to be the most popular?

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    I own Solo and Solo Absoluto (2x 125ml) which I was lucky to get rather cheap.
    Both are oriental masterpieces imo and all year fragrances (except real hot weather). They sell in Spain like hot cakes for a reason (warm springs and hot summers over there). Both have similarities to each other but are worth having both and I don't know of any other fragrance that is quite like it, so it's pretty unique which is a pre as well. The Solo has strong citrus notes (tangerine and manderine orange), pepper, mandarin, lemon, and guava which is present until the end with the nutmeg, lavender and heavy amber on the background and the longevity and projection are above average.
    The Solo Absoluto does not have the guava note but a cypress note instead, a strong incense note and a base with tonka bean which the original Solo does not have. Longevity and projection also above average. It's hard not to like the smell of the fragrances imo.
    I like both equally but it's best to try before you buy!
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    I really like Solo Loewe - I think it is one of the best "orange" scents I have smelled. Unfortunately I have not had a chance to try any of it's flankers yet. I will hopefully get around to it soon.
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    So far, enjoying the regular Solo and its Intense flanker the most.

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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    Solo Loewe is worth owning. Absoluto is also good. Pop is ok, nothing special. When I first smelled Solo it reminded me of the opening of Mandarina Duck Pure Black. The tangerine note in these two are identical. They're also both made in Spain.
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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    Solo Loewe was OK - nothing special IMO.
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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    Thank you so much for the insight fellas, I greatly appreciate it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    I own Solo and Solo Absoluto (2x 125ml) which I was lucky to get rather cheap.
    Both are oriental masterpieces imo and all year fragrances (except real hot weather). They sell in Spain like hot cakes for a reason (warm springs and hot summers over there). Both have similarities to each other but are worth having both and I don't know of any other fragrance that is quite like it, so it's pretty unique which is a pre as well. The Solo has strong citrus notes (tangerine and manderine orange), pepper, mandarin, lemon, and guava which is present until the end with the nutmeg, lavender and heavy amber on the background and the longevity and projection are above average.
    The Solo Absoluto does not have the guava note but a cypress note instead, a strong incense note and a base with tonka bean which the original Solo does not have. Longevity and projection also above average. It's hard not to like the smell of the fragrances imo.
    I like both equally but it's best to try before you buy!
    This is just the kind of comparison and details about each I was looking for, thanks so much Slayerized!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Solo Loewe is worth owning. Absoluto is also good. Pop is ok, nothing special. When I first smelled Solo it reminded me of the opening of Mandarina Duck Pure Black. The tangerine note in these two are identical. They're also both made in Spain.
    Hmmmm....just recently bought Mandarina Duck. Have only tried it once so far and wasn't real wowed by it, I'll try it again when I get home and really pay attention to the opening.

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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    I have Solo in my collection and its a fantastic summer scent and harbors many compliments.....Longevity and sillage is spotty so 4-5 heavy sprays should last ya about 6 hours....A blast to the t-shirt will help hold some of the scent a little longer....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    Hmmmm....just recently bought Mandarina Duck. Have only tried it once so far and wasn't real wowed by it, I'll try it again when I get home and really pay attention to the opening.
    Yes but his comment was mainly related to only the tangerine note, comparing these fragrances and not to the fragrance as a whole.
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    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    I only had a small sample of Solo, and it reminded me of Lancome Hypnose. I don't think I've ever seen anyone compare the 2 though. I really need to sample Solo again, by nose was probably off that day from smelling too many other things.
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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    To me Lancome Hypnose pour homme was more like as softer version of Ted Lapidus TL pour Lui which is completely different compared to Solo (Absoluto).
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    I love Solo, enjoy Solo Intense, but didn't enjoy Absoluto that much and gave it away to my nephew.
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    Default Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    The Intense version is one of the best aquatic fragrances I've tried. It's well blended and has a unique guava note. It also has decent longevity for an EDC.

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