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Tempcore 7 months ago 5
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Something Different
First off, this is not a fougere scent; it doesn't even have a lavender note. It's an original scent all in its own that may have been ahead of its time.

I believe the composition of this scent is intended to smell like fresh, green leaf-tobacco among various other surrounding notes. Notes that may invoke the wearer to conjure up a fantasy of Cuba's capital city, some reviewers claiming to be pre-revolutionary: the smell of tobacco leaves in the air among booze and any other olfactory evidence of decadent activity.

I'm not trying to get political; just explaining one of many possible (olfactory) fantasy settings for this scent. You may have your own and that's okay.

Either way, Aramis Havana smells great and performs longer than 8 hours which is a great value at its current price. I'd call it an all-rounder time and season-wise, but go easy on the sprays when it's warm out and the layers come off.

It's been discontinued, so the price won't remain and who knows when a good clone will come along.
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Tempcore 1 year ago 3
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Bottle
Guerlain Woody Lime
That's what it is,"fancy" name aside.

With this fragrance you get an amalgamation of notes (including lime and wood) combined to smell like fresh, woody lime. Much in the same way they did with Vetiver.

Performance is great, about what you would expect from a Guerlain EdT; sillage isn't far, but that's a good thing.

It's a fresh, yet mature scent wearable day or night; preferably when it's hot or at least warm. Present is also that famous Guerlain seriousness (woody vanilla); maybe not as ostensibly as in non-fresh Guerlain scents, but it's there.

If Homme EdP reflects a guy hanging out at a soirée having a certain drink, then Homme l'Eau Boiseé reflects owner of where this shindig is thrown. He makes his own lime drinks, on a cutting board, with his own handpicked limes, at any time of day. Because that's how he rolls.

You could also draw a comparison between this woody lime scent and a certain woody orange scent released prior. But, limes and oranges.
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Tempcore 1 year ago 6
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9
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Bottle
The Charming Antagonist
If you want to draw any comparison between the current formula and the classic film with the similar name, then let that be one way to summarize it.

Current formula is a pleasant lavender and clove scent with a citrus opening. Longevity is at least six hours with only a few sprays, but your mileage may vary depending on your sprays. It projects at arms length, which is wide enough for the wearer and anyone near them to smell this scent for what it really is.

Not many people appreciate the smell of clove and that can be a problem. This fragrance is for any man who appreciates the smell of clove. Suckers may be lured into believing this is all about the fruity opening or the pleasant lavender unaware that this Harry Lime of a scent deviously dries down to one powerful clove scent.

Yes, the scent was named-so due to the fact that it is Caron's third masculine fragrance. However, many still bring up the film and may forget that the titular character was the antagonist.

Me? I wear it for the clove.
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Tempcore 2 years ago 3
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Bottle
Me, Me, Me, My, I...
Who's wearing that wonderful scent?
It's me!

What in the heck is that awful synthetic smell?
It's me!

Notes of sandalwood, tobacco, vanilla, rose, and various spices: who in their right mind would wear this synthetic mess of notes?

I would.
I would wear this.
I do wear this.
I love it.

My bottle is a 2020 batch and I'm finding it has some excellent performance: projection 4 - 6 hours, skin scent for at least 12 hours.

The scent itself certainly fits in with the spicy, woody scents of the very late-80's, early-90's. Except Égoïste contains no patchouli or lavender notes, making it very noticeable among all of the other hits released during that time.
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Tempcore 2 years ago 4 1
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Conspicuously Inconspicuous
First off, the scent: it's spicy, it's resinous, and it's a little sweet. This sweet accord is not trying to be conspicuous with any loud, screechy fruity or floral notes. It is a sweetness that's just there and not trying to offend anyone. Or impress anyone, for that matter.

Performance wise, sillage is at arms length and longevity goes way past the eight hour mark with only two sprays.

So, what kind of man would wear this sweet, spicy, resinous fragrance that is not vying for attention? In my opinion, a man who is ostentatiously reserved. A man whose presence is inevitably noticed, but at the same time does not care. This scent is strictly for the man wearing it and not for those around him. If anyone passing by has an opinion of it, who cares.

Curious? Okay, can you maybe go be curious somewhere else? I'm trying to enjoy this scent.
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