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    From Xerjoff Oud stars collection. Alexandria II or Mamluk. Which one do you prefer?

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    Default Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II vs Mamluk

    Mamluk by a long way. Alexandria II is a cheap-smelling, syrupy, obnoxiously loud lavender to my nose. Mamluk is similarly syrupy and sweet and loud, but it’s smells like decent quality and is not obnoxious. In any case, if spending this money I would be visiting Roja Parfums.
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    I think Alexandria II is one of the best smelling fragrances I own. Have not tried Mamluk, I have no interest in it. At least for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    Mamluk by a long way. Alexandria II is a cheap-smelling, syrupy, obnoxiously loud lavender to my nose. Mamluk is similarly syrupy and sweet and loud, but it’s smells like decent quality and is not obnoxious. In any case, if spending this money I would be visiting Roja Parfums.
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    I think Alexandria II is one of the best smelling fragrances I own. Have not tried Mamluk, I have no interest in it. At least for now.
    Very different opinions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Very different opinions!
    I've not smelled Mamluk, but let me assure you that Alexandria (II) is not and does not smell cheap. If I saw it locally, I'd be very tempted.

    And, yes, no doubt you can probably get an even more expensive clone of it from Roja.
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    Wow, so much disparity. I too was interested in the Oud Stars but not having smelled any not sure where to start.
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    I haven't sampled Mamluk as of yet but Alexandria II is a surprising standout for me in the Oud Stars collection. Actually wearing it today and enjoying it's scent. So far this and Fars seem to be my favorites from the Oud Stars line.
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    Alexandria II would be my choice of the two.
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    Never tried Alexandria II but Mamluk reminded me of Thierry Mugler Angel.
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    I've got samples of both now. Both are great, but WOW! Alexandria II ! Such a classy scent! It has all I'm looking for in a high quality niche fragrance. So smooth and well blended!

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    Alexandria II at this time as Mamluk seems a bit polarizing to me but I hear more sampling brings out it's glory so I will have to revisit it again.
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    Hmmm -- I like the smell of Mamluk but it's not a fragrance I'd like to wear -- maybe spreading on bread though

    Alexandria is a bit OTT for me

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    I think I tried Alexandria II from a Luckyscent sample not that long ago, and it was.. well. a bit disappointing. Not what I was expecting, at least at first. Maybe the lavender used makes it seem cheaper than it really is, who knows.

    Mamluk is more my style, but there was an aspect that didn't quite jive with me.

    But of the two, probably Mamluk that I'd prefer.
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    I've tried both, but own a FB of Alexandria II. I don't see anything cheap or syrupy in Alexandria II. It is a fantastic and easy to wear fragrance.

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    I prefer Alexandria II of the two. Mamluk is great, but Alexandria II is stunning. I'm blown away every time I wear this one. One of my favorites from the house.

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    Alexandria II, my choice but Mamluk is good in his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentfanatic1631 View Post
    I've tried both, but own a FB of Alexandria II. I don't see anything cheap or syrupy in Alexandria II. It is a fantastic and easy to wear fragrance.
    Same situation for me. The rosewood in Alexandria II is a nice touch as well. It was a step up in price over Mamluk but worth it.
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    No comparison. Alexandria ii by a long shot. The only other oud stars worth owning from Xerjoff is Fars imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    I think Alexandria II is one of the best smelling fragrances I own. Have not tried Mamluk, I have no interest in it. At least for now.
    I tend to agree, although my first sample seems to be rather different from the second one. So, the one star from Luca Turin was quite a surprise:

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    I would skip them both, and keep searching.

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    I really like both,but if I had to pick one it would def be Alexandria II
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