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    Default BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    From this list, best Hermes, current in markets !! Not Vintages !!
    Nowadays 2020


    ( Thinking in buy a bottle of Bel Ami Vetiver edt...but need time to try more times,
    only try two times and its High Level !! but I don't want to get too excited and go crazy, will wait a few days until I finish my 5 ML)

    your recommendations and suggestions are welcome


    BEL AMI EDT
    BEL AMI VETIVER EDT
    EQUIPAGE EDT
    EQUIPAGE GERANIUM
    ROCABAR EDT
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES , from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Bel Ami
    Bel Ami Vetiver

    Rocabar sample first many 50/50 reviews on this one.

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES , from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Toss-up between Bel Ami and Equipage (in their vintage forms) for me. Can't go wrong either way.
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES , from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Toss-up between Bel Ami and Equipage (in their vintage forms) for me. Can't go wrong either way.
    The OP says "nowadays 2020" .......
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES , from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1234567890 View Post
    From this list, best Hermes, current in markets
    Nowadays 2020


    ( Thinking in buy a bottle of Bel Ami Vetiver edt...but need time to try more times,
    only try two times and its High Level !! but I don't want to get too excited and go crazy, will wait a few days until I finish my 5 ML)

    your recommendations and suggestions are welcome


    BEL AMI EDT
    BEL AMI VETIVER EDT
    EQUIPAGE EDT
    EQUIPAGE GERANIUM
    ROCABAR EDT
    Equipage Geranium for me, while all are nice.
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1234567890 View Post
    From this list, best Hermes, current in markets !! Not Vintages !!
    Nowadays 2020


    ( Thinking in buy a bottle of Bel Ami Vetiver edt...but need time to try more times,
    only try two times and its High Level !! but I don't want to get too excited and go crazy, will wait a few days until I finish my 5 ML)

    your recommendations and suggestions are welcome


    BEL AMI EDT
    BEL AMI VETIVER EDT
    EQUIPAGE EDT
    EQUIPAGE GERANIUM
    ROCABAR EDT
    None in current formulation. I do have a bottle of current Eau d'Hermes for comparison. It's a hard wear as a generic Civet Synthetic WAC compound is not well incorporated. The whole male line is in my view compromised. Hoping the new perfumer will offer a New Male star worthy of Hermes.
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    I think the two Bel Ami and Equipage are good and worth having as they are now (even if the regular ones are different than the vintage versions). Having to choose, I'd go with Bel Ami. But if you like Bel ami vetiver, go for it.

    I'm not a fan of Rocabar, in current or vintage form.

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    ..........Bel Ami and Equipage............
    and Eau d'Hermes

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES , from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    The OP says "nowadays 2020" .......
    Yes, but I wasn't awake when I read it. Entirely his fault.
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES , from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Yes, but I wasn't awake when I read it. Entirely his fault.
    Perfectly logical!
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Equipage Geranium
    Bel Ami

    Rocobar was a nice opening, but current version disappears very quickly on my skin.

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    1. Équipage
    2. Bel Ami Vétiver

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    Equipage Geranium is stunning.

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    bel ami vetiver edt
    equipage geranium
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    I don't get woody amber from Eau d'Hermes at all, and I think it's the best offering from the house.

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    None in current formulation.
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Best is subjective, but my favorite from the group?

    Equipage, followed closely by Equipage Geranium.

    I’ve never tried vintage, for what it’s worth. I’m sure vintage is wonderful, but I wouldn’t let the comments saying “none” dissuade you. They’re all still better than most commercially popular fragrances today.
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1234567890 View Post
    From this list, best Hermes, current in markets !! Not Vintages !!
    Nowadays 2020
    As someone has already said, the "best" is going to vary depending on people's individual tastes (likes / dislikes).

    Bel Ami Vetiver and Equipage Geranium are both newer revisions of the classic fragrances bearing the similar names, so I think buying a modern bottle of either of these is quite safe.

    That said, regular bottles of Bel Ami and Equipage are both fine in current form. Vintage Equipage is more soapy/powdery, so I prefer the current version. I especially love Bel Ami in current form which is very similar to the original reformulation. It has been smoothed out just a bit, but I find the current version projects that little bit more than the vintage, which comes across as slightly heavier. All in all, you will be safe with any of these four.

    Rocabar I am not a fan of so I won't comment on it.

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Quote Originally Posted by NettyYeti View Post
    ....but I wouldn’t let the comments saying “none” dissuade you. They’re all still better than most commercially popular fragrances today.
    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Bel Ami Vetiver and Equipage Geranium are both newer revisions of the classic fragrances bearing the similar names, so I think buying a modern bottle of either of these is quite safe.

    That said, regular bottles of Bel Ami and Equipage are both fine in current form. Vintage Equipage is more soapy/powdery, so I prefer the current version. I especially love Bel Ami in current form which is very similar to the original reformulation. It has been smoothed out just a bit, but I find the current version projects that little bit more than the vintage, which comes across as slightly heavier. All in all, you will be safe with any of these four.
    Though being for the most part a vintage-fan, I'll still second this^^
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    I like current Equipage.

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    Bel Ami and Vetiver Bel Ami are very good in their current formulations.
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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    While not certain whether this is the best (re) formulation from this list, had very good experiences so far with both the performance and the actual scent of Rocabar, in both the current and in any formulation (s)

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    Default Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

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    Equipage Geranium
    Equipage
    Bel Ami Vetiver
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    Equipage.

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    Equipage

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    Equipage




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