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    Default Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    Now I've been thinking about getting a bond to add to my collection for awhile now, and I've narrowed it down to 2 scents.
    Manhattan and Scent of Peace (for him).

    Hear me out.
    As a scent, I like MANHATTAN better.
    I feel, however, that SOP might be a better fragrance to wear.
    Similar to how I like the smell of pizza, but I don't necessarily want to SMELL like pizza.
    But I like SOP very much too, and one day at the mall, I was testing fragrances and went a bit nuts and sprayed LITERALLY probably 50 fragrances on me.
    I proceeded shopping (bought a pair of 7 for all mankind jeans ) and an hour or so later, I got a whiff of myself and instantly though "WOW, WHAT SMELL IS THAT! IT SMELLS FANTASTIC!"

    Lo and behold, it was SOP that I smelled despite me wearing far too many scents, lol.
    I think SOP might be a better perfomer.

    So this is my dilemma. I can't decide.

    I would appreciate your guys experiences, wisdom, and advice!
    Go with my heart and get Manhattan, or go with my gut and get SOP..?
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    1. Mona di Orio -Vanille
    2. Creed -Aventus
    3. Bond no. 9-Manhattan
    4. Bond no. 9-Scent of Peace
    5. Creed -Tabarome Millesime


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    -Creed- Bois de Portugal
    -Amouage- Jubilation XXV/Interlude Man/Memoir Man


    To Sample: Malle Carnal Fleur, Malle Noir Epices, Creed Acier Aluminum, Amouage Memoir Man, Amouage Interlude Man

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    Default Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    wearing Manhattan today.. but Scent of Peace for him is better by several long miles!
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    Default Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    How so?
    Top 5:

    1. Mona di Orio -Vanille
    2. Creed -Aventus
    3. Bond no. 9-Manhattan
    4. Bond no. 9-Scent of Peace
    5. Creed -Tabarome Millesime


    To gets:
    -Taur- L' air du desert Morocain
    -Creed- Bois de Portugal
    -Amouage- Jubilation XXV/Interlude Man/Memoir Man


    To Sample: Malle Carnal Fleur, Malle Noir Epices, Creed Acier Aluminum, Amouage Memoir Man, Amouage Interlude Man

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    Default Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    I've never tried Manhattan so I can't say for that. I've sampled briefly SOPFM two weeks ago, and I must say it really "wow-ed" me as well after few hours on a test strip. The opening is just okay for me though. I think it is a really nice scent. Will definitely sample it again on my hand to see the results. I suggest sampling both of them again respectively on each arm (just the two of them, not with 50 other fragrances) into the dry down and decide which one you prefer more.
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    Default Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldelius View Post
    How so?
    manhattan is rather generic with very low sillage...
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    Default Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    I would say that if you need something for the winter, get Manhattan, and if you need something for the summer, get SoPfH.

    Personally, I like SoPfM much better, but Manhattan is one of the better gourmands out there IMO. I would just keep trying both a few more times, and see which one you really find yourself drawn too more. Or wait for the next "Buy 2 get 1 free" sales that Bond No. 9 has a few times / year, and get both... and something else too!
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    SOP. Just a better smelling fragrance IMO. Projection and longevity beast.
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    Default Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    I personally love SOPFH. I think it's one of the best by Bond 9 and it will be even better as the weather warms up for spring and summer. I like Manhattan, but to me SOPFH is much more versatile.

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    Manhattan
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    Default Re: Scent of Peace vs. Manhattan-ADVICE NEEDED!!

    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldelius View Post
    Now I've been thinking about getting a bond to add to my collection for awhile now, and I've narrowed it down to 2 scents.
    Manhattan and Scent of Peace (for him).

    Hear me out.
    As a scent, I like MANHATTAN better.
    I feel, however, that SOP might be a better fragrance to wear.
    Similar to how I like the smell of pizza, but I don't necessarily want to SMELL like pizza.
    But I like SOP very much too, and one day at the mall, I was testing fragrances and went a bit nuts and sprayed LITERALLY probably 50 fragrances on me.
    I proceeded shopping (bought a pair of 7 for all mankind jeans ) and an hour or so later, I got a whiff of myself and instantly though "WOW, WHAT SMELL IS THAT! IT SMELLS FANTASTIC!"

    Lo and behold, it was SOP that I smelled despite me wearing far too many scents, lol.
    I think SOP might be a better perfomer.

    So this is my dilemma. I can't decide.

    I would appreciate your guys experiences, wisdom, and advice!
    Go with my heart and get Manhattan, or go with my gut and get SOP..?
    How do you know it was SOPFH?

    No offence, but if you go out and buy either of these scents without retesting them on their own, that would be reckless. Next time only spray one and see how it performs during the course of a day, then another time spray the other and see how it performs.

    Also check out the HTTP Bond if you're crazy about SOPFH.

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    Own both, love both... but if I had to pick between the two, I'd say Scent of Peace for Him barely by a nose (pun unintended). But I will say one thing... Manhattan performs better in warm weather than I anticipated. I wear this whenever I go back to Jamaica and it's worked well each time for me there. Scent of Peace for Him works well in the colder weather - didn't expect that either.

    But both are good scents in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    but Scent of Peace for him is better by several long miles!
    This.
    Manhattan is just so so. It's kind of flat imo and gets old fast. Boring.
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    Scent of Peace. Better performance, more compliments, very versatile in season and occasion. It is really a signature scent.

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    I have and Love both!!! I prefer Scent Of Peace!!! Both are Excellent IMO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    SOP. Just a better smelling fragrance IMO. Projection and longevity beast.
    +1 Love SOP and is the only Bond that is fbw for me(big compliments too if that matters)...Manhattan I found musty and gross. SOP lasts for days, nuclear strength juice
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