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    Default Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    For both Chanel No 19 and Cristalle which do you prefer EDT or EDP, smell and performance wise what is fitting for a man or do you feel both versions of both fragrances are worth owning as a man? I’ve been sleeping on these for a long while, reviews say unisex so lay your opinions on me!
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    EdT for both.
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    EDT for No.19, and I haven't tried the other.
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Own vintage No 19 EDT and have samples of the vintage perfume concentration, as of now I prefer the latter although I find the EDT more versatile. Had a sample of modern Cristalle, didn't care for it as much. Haven't tried a vintage formulation of it.
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    I have 19 Poudré (an EDP), and my wife has a diminishing amount of old 19 EDT. I also have a mini of 19 Parfum.

    I do not recommend Poudré for guys who are packaging any kind of traditional masculine persona. I can wear a number of feminines and they make sense, but not Poudré. For me, it's just a collector item. I love powdery scents and have many, but Poudré just begs for innocent lingerie and poofy pastel dresses and stuff that my wife won't even walk toward in the department store. She can't stand Poudré, either. It just feels like somebody else to both of us.

    19 EDT is my rec for guys. It's a nice green but perfumey enough to please the noses of more than just greeniacs. Now that fruity florals are the defining feminines, it isn't all that recognizable on a guy as out of place, and several recent men's scents riff off of it, IMO, including Mr. Burberry. Take 19, add sneaky creamy sandalwood and woody ambers, and you aporoach Mr. Burberry. I really like it. But most don't experience the scent that way, sadly, so lots of bad reviews.

    19 EDT a few years ago was pretty nice, IMO, and the *freshness* made up for other formula changes. It was CRISP - a great feeling in a fragrance!

    The parfum is nice, but not as easy a wear as the EDT, as it's lacking the freshness that I think is a big draw for me.

    No. 19 is a lot more popular with men outside of France than No. 5.
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    I’ve been sleeping on these for a long while, reviews say unisex so lay your opinions on me!
    I very much like how both smell, just not on me.
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Current versions:

    Your top pick is Cristalle edt, then, maybe No. 19 edp.

    I think you're going to like Cristalle. The second pick might be the Cristalle Eau Verte.

    For No. 19, the edp is pretty fun, but I don't think it's your style. You'd have to get a vintage edt or parfum to be excited, I'd guess.

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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    I think they both would be ok for a man. As many others were saying, the edt for both is fresher and greener, so traditionally more masculine. I like Cristalle a lot. And seconding Cristalle eau verte, even fresher.

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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Edt for both. Gonna convert my No.19 EDP as a car fragrance lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I very much like how both smell, just not on me.
    +1 Same for me

    There are enough 'masculine' and 'unisex' fragrances out there for me to choose from

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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Edt for both. Gonna convert my No.19 EDP as a car fragrance lol.
    LOL! Not a bad idea.

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    Own vintage vintage 19 EDT and love it. Tried vintage 19 EDP and liked it, but it isn’t nearly as versatile as the EDT.

    I have a sample of vintage Cristalle EDT. Nice scent and well constructed, but I’d grab 19 over it everyday of the week.
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    EdT for both.
    Cristalle Eau Verte is also a great fresh choice.

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    Having perceived each of these two as very unisex during each separate sampling/testing, (though not having any problem with the EDTs) would prefer to wear the EDP of each, thanks to performance, actual scent but also unisex appropriateness at once
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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I very much like how both smell, just not on me.
    Same.
    I would layer 19 EDT with other more coarse green scents if I had to.

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    Default Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Love them both and forgot to pay attention on which concentration of each I liked better. I would wear them without a problem, just like Chance Fraiche, a nice fresh scent that comes first in my to-buy-list when considering Cristalle and No19. Maybe I should try them all at once and check out if this order is gonna change.




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