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    Default Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    Hi,
    I have the opportunity to purchase 4 oz of either Creed’s Original Santal or Bois du Portugal for $70. Which would you recommend for an 18 year old male?


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    Default Re: Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    I would be extremely cautious at those prices. I would also look at Montblanc Individuel, either as an alternative to OS or to use as a pointer to if you will like OS or not.
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    Bois du Portugal might seem a bit mature for a 18 year old. I would say Original Santal.
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    OS, but at that price, chances are good it's not genuine.
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    Original Santal

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    +1 Montblanc Individuel

    Sample Bois du Portugal. Wear it for a few days to see if it’s for you and go from there.

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    Default Re: Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    Clearly you have never smelled them and ripe for the picking. For $70, you’re getting neither of them. Caveat emptor...

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    OS, but at that price, chances are good it's not genuine.
    Agreed

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    Neither for an 18 yo.

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    With regards to quality, class & sophistication BDP blows OS out of the water. However, I am very biased as BDP is one of my favorite fragrances EVER!! Regardless of what I have just said, I would advise you to go for OS. You're 18 and BDP is suited to the slightly more mature man. Say around 70!! haha...Just messing. I think you have to be at least 30 to really pull it off. OS will suit an 18 year much better and will probably suit your surroundings. Alternatively, you could just go for what you prefer!!?
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    Swimming against the tide here but I think BdP is 'younger' than OS as it's a lot fresher.

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    Actually, personally considering both quite suitable even to be worn at the age of 18, if it is possible to purchase genuine ones at this price (not saying that this price is impossible to get these fragrances at this price point, just seconding the opinion that their genuineness would need further checking/assurance before buying)

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    Default Re: Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    Original Santal no question about it from the 2 in topic..

    As has been mentioned- Mont Blanc is what you should go for anyway,

    As you will be getting a Fake Creed for $70

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    Original Santal
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    Don’t purchase these! Head on over to the splits forum and get some genuine authentic Creed splits for a reasonable price. Don’t fall for the cheap prices, happens all the time and you always get a fake.
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    Default Re: Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
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    Original Santal
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    This is not a chance. This is a trap.

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    Mont Blanc Individuel. Less than half the price already and you know you're getting an authentic, quality product. It's also quite a bit fresher and more complex than OS and IMO better.

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    Default Re: Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    OS and like others have said for those prices they are not the real thing. Buyer to buy from a reputable splitter.

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    Original Santal of the two.
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    Default Re: Creed Original Santal vs Bois Du Portugal for a young guy?

    Hopefully at those prices it's legit. I'd argue that Bois du Portugal might be more suited for an older gentleman that, but you might be able to pull off one spritz if you were wearing a suit. Might try Lalique Lion or Guerlain Heritage for a similar vibe for a lower price, but I think BdP, Lion or Heritage is better suited for the 40+ crowd. Parfums de Nicolai New York might work though, a bit like BdP but lighter.
    Haven't tried Original Santal.
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