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    Default I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    What do you think?

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    Default Re: If I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    IMO No.
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    Default Re: If I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    not redundant.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: If I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    No. They smell nothing alike.

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    Default Re: If I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    In my view, no.. not at all. I have both and find them very different fragrances. I never thought of them as having any real similarities. I would say definitely try or buy both.

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Damn I hate poorly worded polls.

    I don't think it's redundant at all as they are quite different, but they DO have some similarities in the very late drydown because of the musk. So which option in your poll would I choose?
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    It wouldn't be redundant at all to own both. Having said that, I dislike both of them very much.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    While they don't smell similar, they do serve a similar purpose. They are fresh, fruity, and great for casual wear in the warmer months. I am glad to own both.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    Damn I hate poorly worded polls.

    I don't think it's redundant at all as they are quite different, but they DO have some similarities in the very late drydown because of the musk. So which option in your poll would I choose?
    If they have similarities in the very late drydown then that would make it "somewhat redundant" to me.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post
    If they have similarities in the very late drydown then that would make it somewhat redundant to me.
    So 95% of the time the two fragrances smell completely different from one another, and during the waning hours of the fragrance (late LATE drydown) a common base note comes through, so they're redundant?

    Whatever floats your boat, but that makes about zero sense.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Definitely not.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Nope

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    So 95% of the time the two fragrances smell completely different from one another, and during the waning hours of the fragrance (late LATE drydown) a common base note comes through, so they're redundant?

    Whatever floats your boat, but that makes about zero sense.
    Oh ok, I see your point.

    But to me, SMW and MI smells similar like 50% of the time. Like during a day of wearing it. I get that sweet musk smell from both of them.

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Don't they both share the same "Millisime" base?

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    No similarity between the two, except for a bit in the dry down.

    But the dry downs of Original Vetiver, Green Irish Tweed and Millesime Imperial are much closer to one another, and Silver Mountain Water not that similar to any of these three. There's a hint of similarity, but that's about it.

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    The two bases are extremely similar. The rest of the two respective compositions are quite different, with MI being far superior smelling on the whole, IMO.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    IMO Creed differences are predominantly in the heart notes. For example I identify Aventus with smokey pineapple, Royal Mayfair with eucalyptus, Green Irish Tweed with green, fruit fougre, etc.. The base notes a house or designer employs are somewhat a type of signature. People often talk about a "Guerlainade" base identifiable in many Guerlain creations, or the incense notes common in Amouage might be another example, but to my nose the fragrances are each distinctive.

    In the case for SMW, I identify it by the tea notes, and MI by the melon and calone. I don't think they are redundant, but can't fault anyone who does, especially if you consider the cost of each.

    My advice is sample both and let your nose decide. It's more fun that way as well, IMO.

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    They are very different to me. I prefer SMW.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    nope!

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    I personally don't find them all that similar especially for the first hour or two. The metallic opening of SMW is very different to me.

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    IMO....starting from the similar vibes and getting separated with every moment and after a while, they are different.

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Going along with what everyone else has said so far, they're nothing alike to me

    I love MI but hate SMW with a passion

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Having both would be ok

    These two certainly polarise -- personally I find SMW the more interesting, but I really can't get on with MI

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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Not redundant at all.

    "I already had pork chops. Should I really bother with steak? It's just more meat, amiright?" Nope. Nope. Nope.

    SMW and MI are very different. Both are excellent, though I'm much more of a fan of MI, which isn't a knock on SMW. It's just that MI really clicks with me.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    I have both and enjoy both and it's never once crossed my mind that they're similar.

    However, Wild Fruits by Mancera smells like a hybrid of the two, maybe 70--80% SMW, 20--30% MI.
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    Default Re: I already have SMW, is getting MI redundant?

    Not.

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