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    Default Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Dear gents in this forum,
    Recently I unintentionally found Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club which are sold near my home.
    The prices of both frags are not cheap.
    Salvador Dali PH asks for $50 and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club asks for $65.
    I can not get any sample of these two frags.
    I list my favorite frags as follows.
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Monsieur
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Vetiver

    I am on the fence of getting the above two vintage frags.
    Could you give some advices?
    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Salvador Dali PH is a must have in my book

    The notes look quite benign but Thierry Wasser managed to produce an extraordinary fragrance that is unique.

    Ho Hang is less dramatic but worth having

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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Salvador Dali PH vintage is Wasser's best work.
    Ho Hang Club is a must for someone who like Antaeus.
    Prices you quoted seem fair for 100ml bottles.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Seconding especially Salvador Dali (maybe also in part due to personally enjoying this one) as a good purchase, as your fragrance preferences already share a certain similarity with this one

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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Agree with the 3 posters above - both are a must for any vintage seeker imho. I love the big lipped Salvador Dali PH bottle too.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    I've seen Salvador Dali PH sell for a lot more than that recently. Sounds like a good purchase, though I'm not one for splashing out on blind buys myself.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Given the predicament, would opt for the Balenciaga.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    I've owned both, prefer Ho Hang Club. The Dali didn't seem that special to me, seemed kind of... boring? The Balenciaga might have more pep in it's step and isn't depressed, though I still don't quite love it.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Quote Originally Posted by VincentChou View Post
    I am on the fence of getting the above two vintage frags.
    Could you give some advices?
    Thank you very much.

    yehhh .... at those prices , buy both !!


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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Though I think it’s well done, Dali is very dark and a challenging wear in my opinion. Ho Hang Club smells as though it was created 20 years earlier than it was which is also part of its charm.

    Of the two, I’d choose Ho Hang Club for wearabiluty though both are olfactory works of art.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme focuses more on it's rose, vetiver, and sharp oakmoss
    Balenciaga Ho Hang Club focuses more on the civet, sandalwood, and patchouli, being creamier.

    I'd almost need to flip a coin.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    No need to flip a coin. Get both
    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme focuses more on it's rose, vetiver, and sharp oakmoss
    Balenciaga Ho Hang Club focuses more on the civet, sandalwood, and patchouli, being creamier.

    I'd almost need to flip a coin.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    The Dali is more challenging to wear. It's dark, to the point of morbidness. Rich and rewarding though. If you like stuff like vintage Givenchy Gentleman and Zino by Davidoff you would probably like Salvador Dali pour Homme.

    Ho Hang Club is similar in style, with a more pronounced patchouli. Not quite as dark or as sinister as the Dali.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advices about Salvador Dali PH and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club

    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    No need to flip a coin. Get both
    That's what I ultimately did, but OP seems only able to get one. XD
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