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    Default Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Got a sample of Havana after reading all the hype, and being convinced it was my kind of frag. It wasn't. Scent wasn't quite what I was expecting, and longevity was disappointing also.

    Also got a sample of 3rd Man a few years ago. This is a superb, captivating scent, but I felt it might be a bit too flowery/fem for my demeanor.
    When you say flowery, do you mean from the orris/iris? Is it too powdery?
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    Default Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    When you say flowery, do you mean from the orris/iris? Is it too powdery?
    No I wouldn't call it powdery, as in what is often considered an iris note. Instead, it's a combination of jasmine, carnation, lavender, and possibly a bit of iris, and it's also sweet (vintage).

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    Default Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I haven't tried vintage Havana, other than the Reserva. It's denser yet has better note separation than the Havana bottle I acquired around 8 years ago, and there is more emphasis on the tobacco note, which I prefer. I just took a look on ebay and there's one listed, but someone else has the original listed as the Reserva, so be careful (see the label on the bottom of the bottle, which should say Reserva on it, and I think it only sold in the 50 ml size).
    Thanks, and yeah, I looked on eBay and saw the same things. Note that the true Reserva bottle is 100 ml.
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    Default Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Personally I disliked Third Man and got rid of it, but I love Havana. Third Man is very reminiscent of school Italian style "colognes" with an added massive clove note. I found the blend to be a bit too boring, and the clove too strong. Though I can see why people would like it. The quality is good, and the sweet powdery dry down is nice.
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    Default Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Nicely written impressions, glad you enjoyed one of your two acquisitions
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