Cuban Highball - Ariana & Evans (Short review)

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If that's your interpretation of the scent,
then I think you may have an issue with peaches & cognac. I would advise getting hold of a sample !

If you like the darker A&E scents currently in production besides Vanille de Tabac, I recommend,
1 Khalifa ( Inspired by Nasomatto Black Afgano)
2 Revolution (Inspired by Victor & Rolf Spice bomb)
3 Club Baccara ( Inspired by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540)
4 Chasing the Dragon ( A&E original)
5 Forbidden Fruit ( A&E original)
6 The Club Signature (A&E original)

Special mention, although not as dark they are still darker accords of fougere's and orientals worth a mention.
7 Grecian Horse (Inspired by Parfums de Marly Pegasus)
8 Ouddiction (A&E origninal)
9 Cannablis Santal (A&E original)
10 Amber Rose (A&E original)
11 Monte Carlo (Inspired by Dior Sauvage)
See the problem here is that as much as I'd love to try all these I can't get them easily here.

I like supporting local and buy my stuff from The Stray, I can't even see most of these on the A&E website!
 

rhodes96

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See the problem here is that as much as I'd love to try all these I can't get them easily here.

I like supporting local and buy my stuff from The Stray, I can't even see most of these on the A&E website!
They are all on the website provided your a member of the Club. The club has a VIP section where there is a 20% discount for members on all products.

I too also support locally where possible. Sometimes that's not possible.

If your after anything specifically to try, you could always put a WTB notice in the BST section and ask for samples. I am sure there are forum members that could assist you.
 
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I have a Asian Plum set, and I like it, but preferably in cold weather. Everyone’s different... I don’t like uber masculine or tobacco scents at all.
I think you should give St.Barts or SoCal Hipster a go from A&E.

St.Barts smells like sweet coconut mixed with other fruits, and you'll want to drink it - The mrs claims this one as her fave, If I'm in the dog house I overdose on this one.

SoCal Hipster smells like pineapple fruit punch - not in the same league as Asian Pear or Plum, but can be a bit too 'fruity'
 
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I think you should give St.Barts or SoCal Hipster a go from A&E.

St.Barts smells like sweet coconut mixed with other fruits, and you'll want to drink it - The mrs claims this one as her fave, If I'm in the dog house I overdose on this one.

SoCal Hipster smells like pineapple fruit punch - not in the same league as Asian Pear or Plum, but can be a bit too 'fruity'
I have SoCal Hipster, I like the fruity part, but there something slightly off-putting to me, perhaps the musk.
 

tim33z

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How do you mean? I find all the A&E splashes to be super mild.. the Stirling on the other hand, it's refreshing but man do you know when you have a little cut
In soap form, splash aside, the sample of St Barts gave me mild tingling on the upper lips to the point it was uncomfortable to use. Glad I went with a sample first tbh. The splashes have never caused me any issue from a sensitivity viewpoint.

I’m in the process of burning through my original Kaizen (aka Asian Mandarin) soap and some days I swear there’s a touch of burning going on. I’ve got 2 other A&E’s, Amber Rose and Vacanza Romana but haven’t given them a solid run yet to see if they give me a reaction also.
 
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In soap form, splash aside, the sample of St Barts gave me mild tingling on the upper lips to the point it was uncomfortable to use. Glad I went with a sample first tbh. The splashes have never caused me any issue from a sensitivity viewpoint.

I’m in the process of burning through my original Kaizen (aka Asian Mandarin) soap and some days I swear there’s a touch of burning going on. I’ve got 2 other A&E’s, Amber Rose and Vacanza Romana but haven’t given them a solid run yet to see if they give me a reaction also.
Dude, funny you mention this, my mrs gets the tingling on her lips as well, but so far from the Kaizen (mandarin version).

I love that soap but am quickly running out of it.. I'll definitely get it again.
 
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