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Baccarat Rouge, Delina, and Bleu de Chanel: Can Armaf Replicate Them?

We talked about house Armaf in one of our previous articles here on the website, and I mentioned before how I think that, in terms of cloning, no one does it better. Today, we are here to take a look at other hits by this renowned house.

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The foundations of the world of perfumery were shaken by Armaf’s Club de Nuit Intense man, which not only cloned the kind of perfumes (Creed’s Aventus), but also gave a boost to the performance, deeming it one of the best compliments magnets.

Experienced frag-heads may argue about the synthetic feel or its lesser quality, however, for its price, performance and well-reception, I believe Armaf is one of the greatest values you can get for your money. I cannot remember a single time I referred Club de Nuit Intense man to someone and not having him thank me for it later.

If Aventus is the king of perfumes, the title that frag heads crowned Aventus with, then Baccarat Rouge 540 is definitely the Queen. Both have been cloned by a number of houses, especially niche ones, due to the huge success of both releases. I am a huge fan of Baccarat Rouge and I personally own more than one litre of the Eau De Parfum and Extrait versions combined. Yet, I still have to say that I have been waiting for Armaf’s clone to Baccarat Rouge for the longest time.

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 In 2022, Armaf did not disappoint me as they launched Armaf Club de Nuit Untold. At this point, it comes as no surprise that Armaf knows how to clone perfumes and even add to their performance. That’s why I cannot wait to put my hands on the Saffron, Ambrgris and cedar combo that would imitate Baccarat Rouge 540 in Armaf’s style.

Back in 2014, I remember a friend of mine told me “yesterday, I smelt the best perfume ever created.” He was referring to Chanel’s flagship Bleu De Chanel Eau de Toilette. I love Bleu de Chanel and own both the Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum versions. I also happened to try many, if not all, clones of Bleu de Chanel.  Even though the fragrance seems quite simple, no one could do it justice and its closest clone was only about 70% faithful to the Bleu de Chanel formula.

Armaf Club de nuit Blue Iconic
Armaf Club de Nuit Blue Iconic

To my amusement, I heard about Armaf’s release of Club de Nuit Blue Iconic, which evidently clones Bleu de Chanel. I have not actually tried it, but it is already on my wish list, for I believe that if Armaf could clone Bleu de Chanel combined with Armaf’s beastly performance, this could be one of the greatest releases of all time.

Of course, no one can forget the queens’ fragrances. Parfums de Marly marked the history of Ladies’ perfumes with the release of Delina back in 2017. Delina is great in many aspects including longevity, sillage, uniqueness of smell, and unbridled beauty. Unfortunately, Delina comes with a hefty price tag, and if you want her majesty, you have got to spend the right amount, or you can try Armaf’s clone, Club de Nuit White Imperiale.

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So is Armaf capable of recreating the beautiful blend of the captivating roses along with the fruity litchi opening and the musky dry down? I guess you have to try Club de Nuit White Imperiale and see if it really lives up to the high expectations set by the royalty of the Delina.

Have you tried any of those releases yet? If so, kindly tell us in the comments what you think about them and how they are compared to their original counterparts.