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    Default Help critique my next purchases

    My current small collection:
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Aventus
    Bond No 9 Eau De New York
    Bond No 9 New York Patchouli
    Bond No 9 Bleecker Street
    Bond No 9 Coney Island
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Montale Intense Cafe

    Next purchases:
    Creed Pure White Cologne
    Le Labo Santal 33
    Creed Jardin d’Amalfi
    By Kilian Straight to Heaven


    With the fragrances I already have, are any of these above redundant/unnecessary? Are they good purchases?

    For example, I wonder if Jardin d'Amalfi is too similar to Eau De New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post

    With the fragrances I already have, are any of these above redundant/unnecessary? Are they good purchases?
    IMO No & Yes
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    IMHO, all good except for the Creed. It's not terrible but so, sooo overpriced for basically a generic skin scent with near zero projection.

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    Love your upcoming choices. All are pretty unique and unlike anything else in your existing collection IMO.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    Good choices.
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    Good choices.

    If any, I second what already told by others, it seems too much to buy 2 fresh colognes, especially the White one, which to me doesn't have anything distinctive. Nothing wrong, but there are a few other classical Eau de Cologne that smell better (at least to me) and are cheaper, like De Nicolai Cologne Sologne, or even O de Lancome.

    (Of course, if it were me, I would start from other perfumes from Le Labo and by Kilian-eg Patchouli, Iris, Pure Oud, etc-but that's just a matter of taste.)

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    I dont see any major reduncancy between what you're planning on getting and what you have.

    I know Creed is very nice but have you considered exploring other houses?

    Perhaps you could get the Le Labo & Kilian now and test a few other houses like Serge Lutens or Guerlain or l'Artisan Parfumeur first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I dont see any major reduncancy between what you're planning on getting and what you have.

    I know Creed is very nice but have you considered exploring other houses?

    Perhaps you could get the Le Labo & Kilian now and test a few other houses like Serge Lutens or Guerlain or l'Artisan Parfumeur first.
    What do you recommend from these houses?

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille smells delicious, but I'd prefer to get something I can wear year-round.

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    l'eau l'artisan
    Chergui
    Al Oudh
    fou d'absinthe
    Dzing!
    Dzongkha
    Traverse du Bosphour
    Fourreau Noir
    Chene
    Rose 31
    Derby
    Sous le Vent
    Chamade pour homme
    Heritage
    Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat
    La Cologne Du Parfumeur
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    Thanks hedonist.

    I also added Creed Green Irish Tweed in the list of my next purchase.

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    Next purchases all look like very strong choices. A very good assortment I don't see very much overlap that is so similar it would make any of the new purchases redundant.

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    They look good. Jardin d'Amalfi and Eau de NY aren't too similar IMO.

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    Personally I would go for Santal 33. Would not be redundant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
    They look good. Jardin d'Amalfi and Eau de NY aren't too similar IMO.
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