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    Re: Just received my Aventus but...

    I couldn't tell ya. All I know is that right now I'm wearing Himalaya. When I purchased it last year, I could only smell it on me for a few hours. Yesterday I sprayed it at 7:30 AM and kept getting...
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    Re: Just received my Aventus but...

    Can't stress this enough. All my Creeds have been similar in behavior. I buy them and am disappointed with performance initially. After a good 10 - 12 wearings, they start really lasting all day-...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a compliment on Himalaya today. Twice from the same girl, both enthusiastic. Nice way to start the day :)
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One Alternative

    This is still something that confuses me. I have a 50ML bottle of The One EDT that I purchased from Winners (Canadian TJMax) many years ago. I get solid projection and a good 10+ hours of...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Just picked up Creed's Royal Mayfair today. I sampled it a while back and fell in love with the Pine note. That note, combined with the Rose & Cedar is heaven. Highly recommended. I don't get an...
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Tried this one yesterday evening. Had high hopes but was extremely disappointed.

    People compared the original Sauvage EDT to Blue De Chanel when it first came out. I never understood this...
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    Re: Any thoughts on Lubin Itasca edp

    I came here to say the same thing. Granted you said it better, so thanks! :)


    I'll also add, this was reformulated last year. I went to place an order and found every place was out of stock....
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Normally I apply unscented lotion to my arms in the morning (have tattoo's that look better when moisturized) and then apply my fragrance (Aventus). I decided not to wear lotion today and Aventus...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Been meaning to try this as I'm a fan on Cedrat Boise and own a full bottle. Is it a mix of SMW and MI like everyone says? How's the performance?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Was working on a clients computer when the receptionist walked past me and enthusiastically said "You smell soooooo good." She said it in a way that made me fell guilty, like I was cheating on my SO...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Aventus is the only fragrance I can say deserves a 10/10 from me. Lasts for days on skin (yes even modern versions), smells AMAZING, yet unique, and gets compliments. And it's priced in a way that...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers?

    Aventus Intense - Bring back the smoke note and amp up the vanilla a bit. I don't care if they charge more, this would be amazing. Creamy, smokey, pineapple bomb. Aventus for the winter.
  14. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Eros - I don't actually mind it, but it's worn by every single doucebag in my region. I bought it and wore it once and hated myself.

    Invictus Aqua - This stuff has a chemical that is so potent to...
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    Jumping on the Aventus bandwagon. 10 sprays, right to the balls. Display your dominance!

    Ok, jokes aside. Aventus, One spray under the shirt. It invigorates me and is pretty tame for others when...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well, no doubt in my mind, I love the original more.... a lot more. This may be an easier people pleasing, dumb reach fragrance though. So it may still have it's place in the collection for me. But...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sampling Aventus Cologne in public for the first time. Dropped off a coffee for my girlfriend at work. When we went to hug goodbye, she said "MMMMM, you smell good". Then went to see a client for a...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus - Was at Ikea with the girlfriend the other day when another girl came up to me and said "Sorry, this is gonna sound weird, but you smell so good". It seems like that's how all Canadian girls...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    I picked up a sample of this at my local luxury department store last week. Opens with an AMAZING mandarin/pineapple but only lasts a minute or two, which is a shame. It almost immediately goes into...
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    It's my favorite cool weather fragrance. Sampled it over the winter and fell in love with the Pine/Floral notes. I just happened to wear this while vacationing in the mountains. I'll always be...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I've always got the carrot note, especially in the opening. Glad someone else picks it up too. I personally love it.
  22. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Waiting for samples of Orion, Layton, Layton Ex, Odeur 53, Odeur 71, and Nio. Pretty excited to try these out! I know what Nio smells like but I needed a refresher as it's been a while. The rest will...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Explorer.....The New Fragrance (2019)

    Edit: Quoted a banned user. Just ignore.
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    Re: Today, I scrubbed off......

    Same here! Just tried this today for the first time, almost gagged. What was Creed thinking?
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    Re: Creed Announces New Aventus Acqua

    Haha, you got me.
  26. Re: Perfumes requiring the most wearings to “get it”

    Silver Mountain Water

    Got a sample and wore it to bed. I immediately wanted to scrub it as it smelled so strange (I've only smelled designers up until this point). As I started to relax my body...
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    Re: Lubin Itasca (New Formulation for 2018)

    /bump

    Anyone have a chance to try the new reform?
  28. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Invictus Aqua 2016. I blind bought this based on all of the hype. It's so fucking strong and cloying. The first time I wore it, I was out with my gf on vacation. I did 2 sprays and felt so self...
  29. Re: My experience of living with just 12 fragrances - An enforced experiment

    I can totally relate to that too. I frequently get restless/bored if I'm not learning something. For me it's finding that fine line when learning transitions into collecting/addiction. With...
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    Re: What are the best Mancera colognes?

    I don't think being potent = quality. There's a ton of modern masculine synthetic bombs that will fill up a room and last forever, but that doesn't mean they smell good or are made with quality...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    One spray to each forearm.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Okay it feels like I'm spamming this thread but I keep getting compliments as of late since wearing Cedrat Boise again. This time it was a weird one. The girlfriend came over yesterday night to hang...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    My thoughts exactly. My gym provides Aerosol cans of Old Spice spray in the bathrooms and this is what Viking smells similar to, albeit better quality.
  34. Re: My experience of living with just 12 fragrances - An enforced experiment

    Great story and I can definitely respect your reasons for slimming down everything else in your life after experiencing this.

    I experienced something similar. Boxed up my modest collection of 30...
  35. Re: My experience of living with just 12 fragrances - An enforced experiment

    *dupe post*
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I keep trying to like this one but I just can't. The opening is beautiful and creative but it only lasts a few minutes. Then it's a very generic Old Spice dry-down for the next several hours.

    I...
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    My friends and loved ones know I'm always sampling fragrances for the fun of it, so they are always quick with their opinions (which I always appreciate). Here's some notable ones.

    "You smell like...
  38. Re: Fellow Aventians, what are your other three most worn scents?

    Himalaya
    SMW
    Cedrat Boise
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    Re: Grey vetiver edp

    The first time my untrained nose smelled this, the first thing I thought of was "this smells like an older, mature gentleman. One who takes care of himself. A man in an office." After wearing a few...
  40. Re: So whos had experience with different batches of Sauvage?

    Sampled it at Sephora and actually liked it, especially the opening citrus blast. Wore the sample for a week and then committed to buying a bottle. Got the bottle home and what a disappointment. It...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    2 more compliments for Cedrat Boise. One compliment came 10 hours later at the gym. The lady who manages the place came over and said, "Are you the person that smells like wood? It smells like...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a really nice compliment last night on Mancera Cedrat Boise. The kind of compliment that drew someone closer. Only one spray to one of my forearms. This is beastly stuff! Just wish it didn't...
  43. Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water - Whats the Jury on this ?

    I love SMW. It's my second favorite fragrance of all time. It's abstract, fresh, sweet, musky, metallic.... it's just got such complexity that I can't stop sniffing my wrists when I wear it. it's...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Went out bowling with the girlfriend (24) for a work function (12+ people, all women that work at a library). On the car ride home she told me that her friends kept telling her how amazing I smelled...
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    Re: Creed Aventus. Logevity?

    Have a few bottles of 17U01 over here. I get 8+ hours easy. Also have a bottle of 16N01 and get the same performance. Never smelled a weak batch of Aventus yet. Mind you, both these batches are...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Explorer.....The New Fragrance (2019)

    Anyone find this in Canada yet? Don't see it at my local Shoppers Beauty Boutique, Bay, or Sephora.

    EDIT: Just noticing it's a Macy's exclusive. That sucks :(
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    Re: Reflection Man.. did I miss something?

    This. I only like this scent in the spring/fall. Cold weather brings out too much of the metallic notes, and the hot weather makes it too sweet and cloying. I've thought about selling it a few times...
  48. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Big fan of Robes08 and Gent Scents. Not a fan on Demi or JF.
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    Re: Is there a cheap dupe of Royal Water ?

    Not a cheap dupe, but Jo Malone Lime, Basil, and Mandarin smells very similar, just a bit more prominent citrus up top. I've never heard anyone make this comparison, but I own the Jo Malone and have...
  50. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Just buy a decant. Please. You'll spend so much more money on useless clones when you could have had the real thing so much sooner. I just don't get why people do this.

    FYI, PVI sucks. Musc...
  51. Re: Are there any niche scents identical to Burberry London?

    You might have better luck going to your local gym and "privately" asking someone in the locker room perhaps?
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BohI11IHM4l/

    Surprised there's not more talk about this. Anyone hear any updates other than this Instagram link?
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    Creed Aventus
    Creed Himalaya
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Royal Mayfair
    Allure Homme Sport EDP
  54. Re: Field Test : Sauvage Vs Aventus Vs Y EDP (LIVE)

    I'd have to agree about Aventus smelling like sex. That's actually the first thing that came to my mind when I smelled my very first sample, and it actually turned me on. It's got this sensual...
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    Re: Fragrances With A Light Touch Of Cedar.

    I personally love cedar and consider it my favorite note. There's a gorgeous light cedar note in Allure Homme Sport (in the drydown). There's a sweet wet cedar note in D&G The One ETC which I LOVE....
  56. Thread: Creed SMW

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    Re: Creed SMW

    SMW is a weird one. Has worse batch variation than Aventus in my opinion. My current bottle of SMW lasts 10+ hours and is beastly. My two previous bottles were skin scents after 30 minutes (which I...
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    Re: Pineapple vintage Intense

    I just sampled PVI and PVN yesterday (second try after a pretty bad first impression last summer). It wasn't a pleasant experience. There's still a very overly bright bergamot at the opening and it...
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    Re: Your birthday fragrance :-)

    I wear a few sprays of my first ever bottle of Aventus. When it got to 25%, I vaulted it and only bring it out for special occasions like this. I use newer bottles for daily wear.
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    Re: Picking a signature fragrance

    Yep, couldn't have said it better my man. :thumbsup:

    If I HAD to pick one of those, it would be Wonderwood. I'm a metro who loves the outdoors, so this one's perfect. That was until I met...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

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    Just tried a sample I got a while back from Luckyscent. Wow! This blew me away in the same way when I smelled Aventus for the first time. So sweet, vibrant, and uplifting. Most gorgeous rose...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Homme

    New? It was released in 2005. Has there been new formulations?
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    Re: NUCLEAR mode freshy

    Aventus (Oops just re-read your post about EXIT Aventus, sorry man). Another beast freshie would be Jo Malone Lime, Basil, and Mandarin. It's super bright up top and has enough dark notes to make it...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Picked up another bottle of 17U01. Mine was getting to 20% and I saw one pop up locally for $240 CAD, so I snatched it up right away. I LOVE this batch. The woods, pepper, and patchouli are so strong...
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    Re: Most Relaxing Scent?

    The Sandalwood in Creed Himalaya really calms me down. It's what I reach for if I feel like wearing a fragrance to bed. It also has this shaving cream / barbershop vibe that makes me feel super clean...
  65. Re: Allure homme Sport and Allure homme Sport Extrēme

    I'm wearing AHS right now and recently sold my bottle of AHSEE. I've always LOVED AHS as it's always been sweet, smooth, and creamy. I found AHSEE to be more complex for sure, but just uber synthetic...
  66. Re: How many compliments do you get wearing Dior Sauvage?

    Received one compliment and a handful of complaints. I don't wear it anymore.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Was waiting at the local medical center for my daughter to be finished with the doctor. An old lady approaches me and tells me that the young ladies at the counter (quite cute I may add) need know...
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    Re: AVANT-GARDE, Mode: Fresh and Clean?

    Just recommended this one today for the same reason. SMW.
  69. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Damn you're handsome. YSL L'Homme for sure.

    EDIT: And Silver Mountain Water for when you're feeling like something more avant-garde.
  70. Re: So is La Nuit De L'Homme still a hit with the younger crowd, or has its time come and gone?

    This ^^
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    Re: Best fresh, inoffensive 'blue' scent?

    I agree. I own a number of blue scents based on hype. I never wear them because I find them synthetic and generic. But this one, I do like. It's soft and friendly. And I can vouch for the compliments...
  72. Re: 25 year old men dating a 50 year old women / fragrance suggestions?

    Came here to say this. The EDP.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Went to go return some area rugs to Sofaland this weekend. I walked up the counter expecting them to be disappointed with having to deal with a return. Instead the guy interrupts me and says, "Damn...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    You pretty much described my 17U01 batch which I just picked up. Really woody. I love it. Lasts a good while too. My 16J01 has a lot more fruit but I find it's more balanced, like you stated....
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Picked up a new bottle of Aventus (17U01) and it's just so gorgeous and woody. So much wood coming through after the 5 hour mark. Just loving the wafts I'm getting from this batch. A++
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I picked up a 100ml of 17U01 last week. Been testing extensively. It smells like Aventus :thumbsup:
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    Re: Mefisto Xerjoff or silver mountain water

    I've tried both and prefer SMW. It's more unique, but sharp. Batch variation sucks. My new 100ml 2017 bottle is AMAZING for smell and longevity. My previous 2015 and 2016 bottles sucked for...
  78. Re: Fragrances that you disliked at first but then grew on you somehow.

    Add another for SMW. I couldn't believe anyone could like this stuff. It was weird smelling, sharp, and un-natural. Almost threw my sample away and then for fun, I sprayed it on myself before I went...
  79. Re: Fragrances You Want To Be Known By, Impression You Want To Give Others?

    I'd have to say Aventus as well. When I ask my kids or girlfriend what they think Aventus smells like, just just say it smells like me. They don't get the pineapple, the woods, or anything in...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Carbon, 6 Sprays. Loving the bergamot and pepper right now.
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    Re: Indie Scents Bar Calgary

    Thank-you! I'm in Edmonton but I'll 100% check them out when I make it down to the inferior Alberta city!
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    Re: Is Creed Royal Water underrated?

    Yes. I had a sample of each from Nordstroms and frequently got them confused when smelling from the cap as they were not labelled. Once on the skin they were easier to tell apart, but I still saw a...
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    Re: Should I give Creed a second chance?

    Wear Aventus because you love the smell, not for the compliments. All batches will smell similar. If you don't like it now, you never will. If you want the same vibe, Mancera Cedrat Boise might be...
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    Re: Is Creed Royal Water underrated?

    I like this one and burned through my decant pretty fast. For me it's a sporty/light version of BDP. I'll probably buy a bottle after Royal Oud and VIW are in my collection.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    In order of favorites:

    Aventus
    SMW
    Himalaya
    GIT
    MI (blind bought and don't like)

    I recently got my nose on Royal Oud and love it so much. It's my next bottle. Selling MI as I don't care for...
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    Re: Creed SMW or Royal Oud

    Since it's spring/summer right now, buy SMW. Come fall/winter, buy Royal Oud if you can save up some cash, its better than SMW but not as versatile.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Come to think about it, my 16J01 has a heavy pepper drydown as well. I always chalked it up as a birch/musk combo but pepper is pretty much bang on. I love the smell.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I have a chance to jump on a 100ml of 17U01 for a good price. I did a search and didn't find much on this one. Has anyone had any recent experiences with this batch? I can also get a 250ml flacon of...
  89. Re: Anything similar to Silver Mountain Water, but not a clone?

    Check out Magia, by Boise 1920. I like SMW better, but it's a nice, slightly more herbal take on SMW.

    As mentioned, Mefisto is another good one but it leans a bit too feminine on my skin.

    And...
  90. Re: Fragrance free work zone, would it break your decision to work there?

    I'd just spray myself with Aventus 10 times and say it's my natural scent of power and success.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Haha, true my man, so true....*hangs head in shame* :-P
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I was poking my head into offices today looking for my boss. I heard a loud female voice say "hey come back here!". It ended up being my bosses teenage daughter and her friends. She asked me to come...
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    Re: Aventus how long does a bottle last you?

    I've had my 120ML bottle for about 1.5 years. I'm at 45%.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage batch 7X01

    I can verify batch variations with this one. I have a bottle with ZERO top notes and I don't wear it as much because of this. The top notes are my favorite part of Sauvage. Basically goes straight to...
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    Re: Have you ever been cologne shamed?

    Jeremy Fragrance can douse himself with an entire bottle of Sauvage Very Cool Spray (hilarious video) and still get compliments and still not be that annoying "cologne guy". Point is, attractive guys...
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    Re: Have you ever been cologne shamed?

    My girlfriend shames me every time I wear Silver Mountain Water. Yesterday she was fake coughing and saying "I can taste that awful Silver Mountain Water in my mouth!". So I sprayed more. Now I get...
  97. Re: Pineapple vintage intense ..similar to .."The king.."?

    I agree with the sour/salt impression. I didn't get any pepperoni but got a weird culinary vibe which I attributed to either Patchoili, Moss, or Birtch. Regardless of what the note was, it was...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Yeah I hear ya. But give it some time. My fresh bottle which I recently got, literally dissipated in 1 hour. However, I tested it again last night and the stuff went strong for 6 hours with the same...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Cedrat Boise - 3 Sprays and still going strong. Feeling great about my choice today. This smells makes me happy.
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    Re: Escentric Molecules 01 question

    I use it by itself as it has it's own smell and it's quite strong (if you can smell it).

    I've tried layering it but it changes the scent character of the secondary fragrance too much.
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