Naxos VS 1981X
I didn't find Naxos to smell like Pure Havane, but I understood the many comparisons. There are definitely familiar hints of the Mugler DNA, but 1981X leans more towards Pure Havane to my nose. Naxos opens much brighter and becomes its own entity after application; while 1981X almost immediately focuses on the heart and base notes. I initially loved Naxos, but found that it was reduced to a skin scent within an hour. A curious itch led me to Alexandria's 1981X. I took a chance and ordered a 30ml spray and my only regret was not getting a bigger bottle. Is it wrong that I prefer 1981X to Naxos?? It's everything that I want Naxos to be and offers the lacking projection. Naxos is wonderful and it does in fact last, but intimately close to the skin. Layered, they are the perfect duo but for now I will live with Alexandria's rendition.