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    Default I tried Straight to Heaven Extreme (deserves its own thread)

    I was worried before I tried it that I wouldn't like it since the description by kilian is something like "double the rum double the vanilla" and found that unappealing.

    Smelled it on paper and it was too much rum. But the kind rep at Saks in Chicago gave me a sample while I was there.

    Wore it yesterday and it smelled really good on skin. It felt like a combo of straight to heaven combined with Creed windsor. Ended up ordering a bottle.

    I am a fan of STH and also have STH Splash of Lemon so I want to disclose this first since I am a STH guy lol. But I didnt like it on paper at first so try on skin!

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    Great news... I am really looking forward to getting this one!
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    Great news indeed. However, I have to ask though... if they doubled down on the rum, how did you get a Windsor comparison? That has gin in there (to some extent).
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    I smelled it today. It smells like the original formulation of Straight to Heaven that was raved about it years ago.

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    Default Re: I tried Straight to Heaven Extreme (deserves its own thread)

    Looking forward to trying this latest one.
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    Great. Another super expensive Kilian I might have to purchase. This is terrible news for my wallet.
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    Can't wait to sample

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    I hope it is boozy the current straight to heaven which i have smells like straight patchouli i smell nothing else ��
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    Default Re: I tried Straight to Heaven Extreme (deserves its own thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetstench408 View Post
    I hope it is boozy the current straight to heaven which i have smells like straight patchouli i smell nothing else ��
    Wow - love this description of what happened to the scent. Used to be OTT boozy, now very obvious patch. Not just my nose smelling this!
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    Is it as synthetic as the original? I was so disappointed when I tried it! Will give it more chances in the future.

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    As I'm taking a day trip to Indianapolis with The Fashion Mall as a stop in the near future, I'll end up getting a sample of this if Saks has any samples in.

    But a word of warning: The bar has been set higher than any other flanker that I have ever planned to sample because the original is my all-time favorite fragrance. My hopes are high for me liking this one because the booze and vanilla, not the patchouli, are what come out the most on my skin. Who knows - if I like it, I might celebrate my forthcoming advertising promotion with a bottle.

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    Default Re: I tried Straight to Heaven Extreme (deserves its own thread)

    Will pass by the Kilian boutique in NYC and try it there this weekend.
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    Will pass by the Kilian boutique in NYC and try it there this weekend
    Anxious to see your thoughts.
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    I tried this at the Indianapolis Saks today. And I'm happy to say that this passed the sniff test with flying colors. (My wallet is a different story.)

    This is still instantly recognizable as Straight to Heaven... you can't mistake the Extreme for other scents. The rum opening is still there, but the big changes are in the drydown. Again, no mistaking it for anything but Straight to Heaven, but the extra vanilla makes it richer and the sillage lasts longer than the original. The disappearing sillage of the original, the part I hated the most by far, is replaced by consistent sillage.

    Overall, proof that even all-time favorites can be remastered with phenomenal results while keeping the core DNA of the original fully intact. If anyone had doubts about whether the Kilian brand would be just as good under Estée Lauder as it was as an independent, it's time to throw those doubts out the window because Kilian just produced the best flanker ever. And having met Kilian himself nine years ago plus knowing a former Estée Lauder exec, I had full confidence that Kilian Hennessy would keep the integrity of his brand intact.

    Summary: The original was my favorite fragrance of all time. The key word is "was": This is the new favorite, improving it in the very few areas that needed improvement. I have a sample for a full-body wear as well. If it passes that, I'll get a bottle of the Extreme as a gift to myself for my promotion and give my bottle of the original to a longtime friend that loves it.

    And as a Mad Man, double the booze and vanilla is only fitting.


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    My full bottle arrived in the mail yesterday. Im very happy with the purchase it smells AMAZING and is stronger than the original straight to heaven. Opens up more too and can be worn day or night.

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    Straight to Heaven is one of my favorites that I don't own. Wore a couple of samples and I loved the smell, but it performed bad on my skin and it was expensive. Now Kilian has upped the prices from 75 euro to 115 euro for the 50ml refill bottle in 2 years...
    This extreme sounds amazing and I don't see the refill bottle yet (only the full presentation) but I guess it will be more than 115 euro. I hate the constant price rise of the perfumes!!!

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