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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Bigarade Concentree - simply a better and more potent version of Cologne Bigarade.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Can't believe we've made it to page 2 and no Parfums Vintage rep in disguise listed their entire wardrobe!

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    I was also thinking of MMM's At the Barbers. Great one!

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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Quote Originally Posted by Schnitter View Post
    Can't believe we've made it to page 2 and no Parfums Vintage rep in disguise listed their entire wardrobe!
    That”s because it’s not YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Lavender extreme is better than CPUH
    BEAU DU JOUR is better than Rive Gauche
    I agree with both. Sadly, the pricing on both Tom Ford’s (especially Lavender Extreme) is ridiculous.

    I also think Viktor & Rolf’s Antidote did something similar to but better than Chanel Allure Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnitter View Post
    Can't believe we've made it to page 2 and no Parfums Vintage rep in disguise listed their entire wardrobe!
    I haven't been in touch with the Parfums Vintage guy in a few years, but I have to say, that dude is legit. When he was creating his first clone of Aventus, he got in touch with a bunch of folks here on BN and sent us samples. He didn't just send samples of the final version, he sent packs of samples of various versions he was working on to get our feedback - not just on which version we preferred, but also why. I was impressed (and the project was a lot of fun).

    I've got nothing but respect for his work.

    That being said... I haven't tried anything since his first release or two of Pineapple Vintage. I don't know if I'd say Pineapple Vintage is better than Aventus, but it's miles and miles and miles ahead of any other Aventus clones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Bigarade Concentree - simply a better and more potent version of Cologne Bigarade.
    I need to revisit those two! Bigarade Concentree is so good!

    If we're counting flankers... Terre d'Hermes Parfum beats the original for me.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Coromandel is better than Borneo 1834

    Grey Vetiver is better than Guerlain Vetiver

    Penhaligons sartorial is better than Brut

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartholomew View Post
    I also think Viktor & Rolf’s Antidote did something similar to but better than Chanel Allure Homme.
    And then Alien Man by Mugler tried to reproduce the magic of Antidote and failed
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Lavender extreme is better than CPUH
    BEAU DU JOUR is better than Rive Gauche
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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Burberry Brit Rhythm Intense is way better than Burberry Brit Rhythm (and the original Burberry Brit if you will but they are not alike smell wise).
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    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    I am on the opposite side, love my DHI
    I can see that. DHI is a great fragrance. I just like the leather aspect of VUI.
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    IMO, L'Artisan Premier Figuier is superior Diptyque Philosykos. Virtually identical fig fragrance, but L'Artisan Premier Figuier doesn't have an annoying accent from either the leaf or wood note that, to me, smells bug-spray'ish on Philosykos. I seem to be the only one that picks that up, but I don't smell it on L'Artisan Premier Figuier. And IMO, L'Artisan Premier Figuier just smells like a slightly better version of the same fragrance. It's perfumed by the same perfumer, Olivia Giacobetti. Technically L'Artisan Premier Figuier was perfumed 2 years before Philosykos, but Philosykos gets all the love. IMO, the lesser talked about one and 1st born is the best fig fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Maybe Creed Original Vetiver to Mugler Cologne? I'm sure some will disagree.
    This! Creed feels better from a textural standpoint to me as opposed to the Mugler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I haven't been in touch with the Parfums Vintage guy in a few years, but I have to say, that dude is legit. When he was creating his first clone of Aventus, he got in touch with a bunch of folks here on BN and sent us samples. He didn't just send samples of the final version, he sent packs of samples of various versions he was working on to get our feedback - not just on which version we preferred, but also why. I was impressed (and the project was a lot of fun).
    That’s actually really cool. It makes me wonder why PV doesn’t get much chatter on the forums here. I’m guessing it’s simply because it’s a clone house, as none of them really get much love (or mention) on here.

    When I first joined here, I had just started the fragrance hobby, and I expected to see clones get discussed a lot more than they actually do. I have some clones I picked up early on, but have found that I generally enjoy owning the original more. For me, it’s not about hating on clones or anything of the sort, it’s more about becoming familiar with the real deal, and having that frame of reference. I’ve also never seen a clone that is an exact copy. Having said that, I have never smelled anything from DUA, Alexandrea, or Parfums Vintage.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    This! Creed feels better from a textural standpoint to me as opposed to the Mugler.
    I think the Creed Original Vetiver is richer, deeper. Mugler Cologne is light and crisp. The crispness of Mugler Cologne is the what sets both apart more identifiably IMO. Mugler Cologne could 'arguably' work slightly better in super hot weather. I think Original Vetiver excels as a Fall and Spring scent where a bit of coolness allows it's depth to take on an almost fougere-like quality (it's not a fougere but the depth it has in certain weather can help it take on a fougere-like richness that I can't quite put into words). This one is a strange conundrum of a pair of scents in that it seems redundant to buy them both because they are so similar, but at the same time either one could be said to work better in different weather or with a different mood, ie, crisp & light vs rich & deep. The general scent profile is the same, but the character and temperament of each has its own appeal.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    I find the ginger in OV to be quite prominent, giving it some spicy heat/warmth that works well for spring and autumn moods.

    Initially I thought it was a Mugler Cologne ripoff, but it has quite a lot more to it, when you live with it for a while.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Oudh Al Boruzz Rooh Al Assam Rasasi > Oud Ispahan, Dior
    Oudh Al Boruzz Abeer Malaysia Rasasi >>> Michael for Men, Michael Kors
    Portfolio Neroli Canvas Al Haramain > Neroli Portofino, Tom Ford

    (All greater than what they're very similar to.)
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    Great thread.




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