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    Default How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    Hello, I'm thinking of getting a few new fragrances into my collection, looking for opinions. For reference, I'm a 24 year old male. I know that perfumes always get reformulated so I can't really rely on very old reviews for this, so I'm asking here.

    Mont Blanc Individuelle
    Heard this one is a really nice cheapie with great smell, and basically similar to Joop but not as horribly cloying as Joop can get, especially in the opening. Is it a good pickup, and how's the longevity?

    Love and Luck by Christian Audigier
    I've heard so many conflicting opinions on this one, that I just have to pick it up. How's the smell and longevity on this one?

    Nautica Voyage
    I've smelled this a few times and I like it. How's the longevity?

    Samba Skin
    I am absolutely in love with Pure Havane. I picked up Insurrection Wild, and after a while it turns into a "soapy" smell, which is a bit cloying to my nose. I want something that reminds me more of the "dirty" nature of Pure Havane. How's this for what I'm looking for, and how's the longevity?

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    I have always had good longevity with Voyage. Lasts me most of the day and projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxPred View Post
    I have always had good longevity with Voyage. Lasts me most of the day and projects.
    Do you have the recent reformulation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manitar View Post
    Do you have the recent reformulation?
    The recent reformulation doesn't last as long on the skin. However, it still has pretty good longevity on clothing.

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    Individuel gave me a terrible headache every time I wore it, so I stopped wearing it. Joop! is way better. Joop! can get cloying if you don't know how to apply with moderation, but it's really nice if you apply like you aren't trying to suffocate everyone around you.

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    Default Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    Only have experience with Nautica Voyage, it’s a nice fresh fragrance and still stands out from all the other fresh fragrances. It has a distinct smell and nothing smells like it another good reason it’s excellent, performance is still good and if applied to clothing any skin issues are overcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manitar View Post
    Samba Skin
    I am absolutely in love with Pure Havane. I picked up Insurrection Wild, and after a while it turns into a "soapy" smell, which is a bit cloying to my nose. I want something that reminds me more of the "dirty" nature of Pure Havane. How's this for what I'm looking for, and how's the longevity?
    Longevity is solid (6-8 hrs, with 2 hrs of good projection). The drydown isn't soapy. It's woody and cacao-y.

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    Default Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    I enjoy the smell and get good performance with the Mont Blanc and the Samba.
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    Default Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Individuel gave me a terrible headache every time I wore it, so I stopped wearing it. Joop! is way better. Joop! can get cloying if you don't know how to apply with moderation, but it's really nice if you apply like you aren't trying to suffocate everyone around you.
    Agree 100%, especially the older Joop! formulations which have a way better drydown that current stuff.
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    - Thierry Mugler: A*men
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    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
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    Default Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Individuel gave me a terrible headache every time I wore it, so I stopped wearing it. Joop! is way better. Joop! can get cloying if you don't know how to apply with moderation, but it's really nice if you apply like you aren't trying to suffocate everyone around you.
    Agree Individual smells too synthetic to me and when it's too much synthetic it's very cloyin, I love joop to this day Since the80s and in reformulated version it's still holds true to the scent
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Only owned the older version of Voyage. Longevity and projection was average.
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    Don't ask: just go read reviews on the various perfume sites!

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    So far, have perceived the performance of Montblanc Individuel, but also of Love&Luck and even more so of Nautica though the latter two are very inexpensive
    Currently wearing: Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

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    Mont Blanc is a great dumb reach for cool cloudy days. I got my 2.5oz bottle for $18 so I can’t talk bad about it. Smells like a dryer sheet but can be cloying if you over spray

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    Default Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    Quote Originally Posted by adamn2020 View Post
    Mont Blanc is a great dumb reach for cool cloudy days. I got my 2.5oz bottle for $18 so I can’t talk bad about it. Smells like a dryer sheet but can be cloying if you over spray
    I thought so too. Not a bad thing if you like that kind of scent. It wasn't for me and I gave my bottle away to my friend's 14yo grandson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaFrank75 View Post
    I thought so too. Not a bad thing if you like that kind of scent. It wasn't for me and I gave my bottle away to my friend's 14yo grandson.
    I’m sure he will enjoy it! I think it is a great beginner fragrance

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Individuel gave me a terrible headache every time I wore it, so I stopped wearing it. Joop! is way better. Joop! can get cloying if you don't know how to apply with moderation, but it's really nice if you apply like you aren't trying to suffocate everyone around you.
    I respectfully disagree. JOOP! was my signature scent for about a year and a half in college, so I know and love JOOP. At this point in my fragrance journey, I think Individuel is better, but its much lighter and doesn't last that long on my skin. However, at the price you can get it for, I think its a great pickup. Its a no brainer IMO
    Currently wearing: Red Tobacco by Mancera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    I respectfully disagree. JOOP! was my signature scent for about a year and a half in college, so I know and love JOOP. At this point in my fragrance journey, I think Individuel is better, but its much lighter and doesn't last that long on my skin. However, at the price you can get it for, I think its a great pickup. Its a no brainer IMO
    Disagree with what? In terms of becoming cloying, well...it really does depend on how much someone sprays.

    And you might think Individuel is better, but that's likely because you don't get splitting headaches from it. Your opinion would probably change if it gave you the headaches it gives me.

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    Disagree with your contention that JOOP is "way better" than Individuel.

    I like Individuel much MUCH better than JOOP. and I like I said, I wore JOOP exclusively for well over a year.
    Currently wearing: Red Tobacco by Mancera

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    Default Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    Individuelle is the female one and Individuel is the male one. Are you talking about the male, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    Disagree with your contention that JOOP is "way better" than Individuel.

    I like Individuel much MUCH better than JOOP. and I like I said, I wore JOOP exclusively for well over a year.
    Well, like I said, if Individuel gave you the headaches that it gives me, you'd probably feel otherwise unless you are some sort of perfume sadist.

    Any perfume that doesn't give me splitting headaches is going to be way better than one that does give me splitting headaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Well, like I said, if Individuel gave you the headaches that it gives me, you'd probably feel otherwise
    I'm sure that I would feel otherwise too! Obviously one would not like scents that induced headaches for them - sort of defeats the whole purpose of wearing a fragrance, right? But Individuel doesn't give me a headache, neither one does, so thats why I was disagreeing with your choice - for me, Individuel is better than JOOP.


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    Currently wearing: Red Tobacco by Mancera




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