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Was sold a weaker batch?
on 30 May 2015
I've been using Paul Smith Men (100ml green square bottle) for years. It’s exceptional value and lasts all day. When my current Paul Smith bottle finished I decided to try something new.
I went to a local boots and tried various new fragrances. I liked Diesel - Only the Brave but I loved the Hugo Boss immediately. The tester in Boots smelt strong (but not overpowering) and lasted several hours. However as usual, the price on the highstreet is ridiculous compared to Amazon (£75 vs £39 for 200ml). I went via Amazon as I also had some gift card balance to use up.
I was aware of a few reviews concerning the item being fake or not lasting very long. To try and mitigate this known issue I bought from Amazon directly rather then a 3rd supplier.
While the smell does match what I experienced in Boots the fragrance barely lasts an hour or so for me. I'm sure the bottle isn't a fake, I'm just disappointed it's unnoticeable after such a short period of time.
Yes, it's sold at a enticing price but it defeats the point if you're having to use it twice as much to get the 'all day' experience. Perhaps other reviewers are right; tester bottles in shops may be deliberately stronger to pursued shoppers.
I've returned my bottle back to Amazon for a refunded and may stick to Paul Smith or 'Only the Brave' by Diesel. The majority of the reviews for this product are highly favorable, so it seems to be me, I just got unlucky with a bad/weak batch!