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post #16531 of 19053
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I can't afford New Haarlem, so I am trialling Rochas Man today instead. The lads over at Fragrantica reckon the two are indistinguishable, and I saw a bottle so cheap I couldn't say no.

It's OK, but it doesn't smell like any coffee I drink.

 

I have both and whilst they may share some notes in common, completely different interpretations of those notes.  NH is a heavy gourmond, almost syrupy, maple syrup syles.  Rochas is a light gourmond, generically likeable and cheap as chips.

post #16532 of 19053
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I can't afford New Haarlem, so I am trialling Rochas Man today instead. The lads over at Fragrantica reckon the two are indistinguishable, and I saw a bottle so cheap I couldn't say no.

It's OK, but it doesn't smell like any coffee I drink.
I owned Rochas Man first. They are close but once you smell them a little bit more you can tell the difference. NH is a little sweeter. I think it smells more like a cafe/bakery/coffeehouse combination than an actual cup of coffee. It's not a frag a wear a lot because its to heavy for the Vegas heat, IMO. I usually reserve it for Sat/Sun mornings in autumn.

For a straight up cup of coffee like scent, I like Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe.
post #16533 of 19053
Today: Satori Iris Homme - such a beautiful, pure, high-quality fragrance.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I can't afford New Haarlem, so I am trialling Rochas Man today instead. The lads over at Fragrantica reckon the two are indistinguishable, and I saw a bottle so cheap I couldn't say no.

It's OK, but it doesn't smell like any coffee I drink.

I should say, New Haarlem isn't going to smell like a cup of coffee either. It's a sweet gourmand with a fairly big lavender note at the top. But there's also a prominent coffee note.

Pre-shower: Purple Patchouli. I first bought this in 2008, and I loved it immediately. I'm not aware of anything on the market that is even remotely similar.
SOTD: Sahara Noir.
post #16535 of 19053
Amouage Epic Man today.
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Tom Ford Oud Wood
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SOTD: Naomi Goodsirs Cuir Velours - velvety smooth leather scent although still feel it leans more towards being feminine than unisex.

post #16538 of 19053
I'll look into the Jo Malone idea. Mind you the weather seems to be turning here, and we may be getting into the Spring scents in the very near future.

Today is Caravelle Epicee. My wife hates this. frown.gif
post #16539 of 19053
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I'll look into the Jo Malone idea. Mind you the weather seems to be turning here, and we may be getting into the Spring scents in the very near future.

Today is Caravelle Epicee. My wife hates this. frown.gif

 

How does one hate frapin :(

post #16540 of 19053

SOTD: Eight & Bob 

 

Took the lady out sailing this evening, and watched the sun go down. Got a sample of this stuff, and I'm really digging it. Girlfriend loves the dry down. Can't keep her hands off haha

post #16541 of 19053
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SOTD: Eight & Bob 

Took the lady out sailing this evening, and watched the sun go down. Got a sample of this stuff, and I'm really digging it. Girlfriend loves the dry down. Can't keep her hands off haha

I think Creed's marketing department took steroids, and then went to work for Eight and Bob!

I've never smelled it. Can you describe it?
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Haha, I'll do my best! Starts off as a strong citrus, leathery kind of scent. The dry-down on me has a very cool vanilla note, and a little citrus. I'm still an amateur with this whole fragrance thing, but that's what it smells like to me. I wouldn't say it's mind-blowingly amazing, but the longevity is very good, and like I said, the dry-down sells the scent.

 

My girlfriend actually prefers this to anything I've ever worn, scent wise, if that means anything. The story behind this cologne seems a little farfetched to me, but hey it smells good.

post #16543 of 19053
Philosykos yesterday, Lavender Palm today.
post #16544 of 19053
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post


Guerlain Tonka Imperiale today.

This is fantastic. Also liked the Myrrh Delice, but these are wallet busters.
post #16545 of 19053
Pre-shower: Creed 2000 Fleurs. I hope I don't take anyone aback with my frankness on this point, but I can't believe Creed actually thought anyone--man, woman, or child--would enjoy the smell of this fragrance. I have not worn this for a couple of years, and now I remember why.
SOTD: Declaration d'un Soir
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