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    Default Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Since I had read a review on the epic of leather scent, I'm thinking to adore one of them but seem hard to judge which is really suite with my taste base on my wardrode collection, shadow of leather like Halston Z14, Knize Ten, Oscar de la Renta pour Lui, Trussardi Uomo, Fendi Uomo, VCA pour Homme and Versace l'Homme...could some one advice?
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    For leather, I'd pick "Helmut Lang"
    Overall, I'd pick BelAmi Vetiver.

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    For leather, I'd pick "Helmut Lang"
    Overall, I'd pick BelAmi Vetiver.
    Hi Hitmat...what you mean "overall" the sound great if you can elaborate more....
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    They are all great choices, but Cuiron is my favorite.
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Vintage Bel Ami (at least the one prior to the latest). Cuiron second (my wife likes it better than I do).

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Quote Originally Posted by ruffin View Post
    Hi Hitmat...what you mean "overall" the sound great if you can elaborate more....
    I meant, from the given list of three, if you are focusing particularly the leather notes, I'd pick Cuiron.... But as a quality scent (not only for leather) of well blended notes, "BelAmi Vetiver" comes first before simple "BelAmi"....IMO.

    BTW, reviews are just for your satisfaction and brings some hidden aspect in front of you. You should give them a try (by giving a full wearing if possible) in order to pick your favorite one.

    Good Luck!!!

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Vintage Bel Ami (at least the one prior to the latest). Cuiron second (my wife likes it better than I do).
    @ChuckW hard to score vintage in my country else need to order from other source and the price really headache....this version u mean?

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Cuiron is a very peculiar and heavily synthetic (in a "good way") leather scent. Almost a "non-leather" for me actually, I'd consider it a sort of abstract musky-woody scent. It's fantastic and still ahead of his time (and of this time), but I'm not sure if you would like it basing on your tastes - I think you'd be better satisfied with Bel Ami!
    Do you have L'Erbolario stuff there? They make a scent "Corteccia" which is almost identical to Cuiron, you can sample that.
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Bel Ami
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Quote Originally Posted by ruffin View Post
    @ChuckW hard to score vintage in my country else need to order from other source and the price really headache....this version u mean?

    Bel Ami 2.jpg
    Yes he was referring to this version.

    Actually there's not a lot of difference between this (earlier) version and the current version.


    Based on your tastes, it is very likely that Bel Ami would be the one you're going to enjoy the most.
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Bel Ami

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Agree with Colin that Cuiron doesn't actually come off as a leather. It's a synthetic minimalistic thing. I prefer bigger leathers.

    Now, from the other perfumes you mention it doesn't seem you're moving towards this style. So I recommend Bel Ami too.

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    I own both Bel Ami (the current verion) and have tried Cuiron. Cuiron is barely a "leather" at all. And between the two Bel Amis, Vetiver is the superior one. Bel Ami Vetiver is a standout fragrance and easily signature worthy.
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    Bel Ami.

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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    I don't really know the others, but I quite like Bel Ami.
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    No clue about the Bel Ami Vetiver.

    Bal Ami vtg will be my first pick. Cuiron comes after.
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    Default Re: Need advice; Hermes Bel Ami or Bel Ami Vetiver or Cuiron pour Homme Helmut Lang

    I've sample Bel Ami and Bel Ami Vetiver, leather territory...

    Bel Ami dominant of leather, oakmoss and animalic facet while Bel Ami Vetiver smoother leather and smokey vetiver. Love them and must have both....
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    Bel Ami.

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