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    Re: Question about Dior Sauvage

    Thanks fellas for the feedback. I decided to blast two sprays to the chest and go from there. So far very discrete and non-offensive.
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    Re: Question about Dior Sauvage

    I get what you're saying. My fear is being labeled the "cologne" guy. Once that sh*# sticks, it doesn't go away.
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    Question about Dior Sauvage

    I just purchased a 3.4oz bottle. (I previously owned it but returned it after 30 days as I thought it wasn't my style). Fast forward to now--a year later--and I'm a proud owner.

    I was thinking it...
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    Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I picked up a bottle last weekend and let me say: this stuff is amazing!!! At first, I didn't know what all the hype was about. I tried it on my hand a couple of times but didn't get it. the magic...
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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    AHS has easily been my most complimented fragrance, hands down. Longevity is also probably one of the best, beating out ADGP by a couple of hours. However, I think ADGP is more interesting and...
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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    I put one spray on the chest last night when I got home, put a new t-shirt on it, and the smell was amazing--I kept getting whiffs of it throughout the night. I think I'm going to really like this...
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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    Just picked up a 2.5oz bottle this evening and will give it a full wear tomorrow and this weekend. I've been known to return lots of bottles, so we'll see how this holds up.
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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    Thanks all for the feedback. I think I might pull the trigger on this one. I sprayed three sprays today around 2pm and my step-mother asked around 8pm who smelled good. It was me. Think I'm sold...
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    ADG Profumo?

    I thinking about buying a bottle. My current rotation is AHS and Bleu de Chanel.

    Question: what is longevity and sillage like for y'all? I don't want something that will choke-out my co-workers....
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    Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Woods is back

    I think I might try today. It was one of my favs in high school. Much like a refined Drakkar Noir.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir

    I have vintage cosmair and current formula, not that big of a difference between both to be honest. It's a great fragrance for sure. It's my go to fall and winter fragrance.
  12. Re: Designer scent that is NOT Sauvage or Chanel that is a great everyday scent and harbors complime

    Try Chanel Blue or Allure Homme Sport Cologne--you can thank me later.
  13. Just picked up a new bottle of Drakkar Noir

    Pretty impressed with its performance and smell overall. According to checkfree.com, the juice was made in 2016. (Anyone know how accurate that website is?). I have a vintage bottle from the 90's and...
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    Re: Polo Blue EDT vs Polo Blue EDP

    Do you have an older bottle or a more recent one? I've heard that the EDT has been reformulated. How's longevity and sillage for you?
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    Polo Blue EDT vs Polo Blue EDP

    I'm trying out Polo Blue EDP right now and have to admit it's pretty good. I've been wearing it for an hour so not sure on longevity. Anyone have experience with both? What are your opinions? I'm...
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    Re: Chanel vs. Dior

    I'm definitely buying Eau Extreme soon. It's really grown on me and think it's different enough from the regular AHS to own. I also think it works well in all seasons.
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    Re: Chanel vs. Dior

    I'm surprised that Dior seems to take the vote here. Would have thought Chanel would have been more competitive.
  18. Re: When will Chanel Release a New Mens Scent?

    That's what I was thinking too. But it would be cool if they introduced something totally new.
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    Re: Chanel vs. Dior

    I tend to agree that Dior produces more interesting fragrances, however, I can't live with their multiple/constant reforms. It's one of the reasons why I won't purchase Creed. I got tired of the...
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    Re: Chanel vs. Dior

    I think it cheapens the brand when a company allows for their products to be discounted. It also makes them more suspect to counterfeits, or at least harder to tell if you're getting a counterfeit....
  21. When will Chanel Release a New Mens Scent?

    Any word on when Chanel will release a new mens scent? I think it's about time for them to release one. Will be interesting to see what they develop.
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    Chanel vs. Dior

    Which house do you like more? I personally can't stand Dior with all their reformulations. That's a deal killer for me. I realize Chanel has recently reformulated (however most of them have improved...
  23. Chanel Platinum vs Allure Homme Sport

    Which one do you like better and why? Which one has better performance and longevity? Which one gets more compliments?
  24. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne (New 3.4oz Bottle)

    I just picked up the new--3.4oz--of Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne. Does anyone know if the smaller bottles have been reformulated? I'm getting pretty decent performance out of it. I love the...
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    Re: Bleu de chanel - made in FRANCE

    EDT. I'm not a fan of EDP.
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    Re: Bleu de chanel - made in FRANCE

    I think you're right and is probably the case.
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    Re: Bleu de chanel - made in FRANCE

    I purchased the first one at the same store: bloomingdales.
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    Bleu de chanel - made in FRANCE

    I know there's been a few threads about the differences of Chanel's products made in the USA vs. France, but now I'm a believer in the variations. I first purchased BdC within the first year of its...
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    Anyone notice new notes in Aventus?

    When Aventus first came out, it listed rose as one of the mid-notes. Now, however, the Creed website lists "pinkberries" instead of rose. I know there's been a ton of discussion around batch...
  30. Do you ever think today's top colognes will ever be discontinued?

    I'm talking about current legends: YSL La Nuit, Aventus, Dior Sauvage, La Male, Aqua Di Gio, etc... Do you think they'all be around in 30, 50 to 70 years? I hope to be wearing Aventus, GIT, La Nuit,...
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    Re: My Thoughts on Dior Savauge

    I just did a complete 180 on Sauvage and ended up purchasing a 100ml bottle. I love it. One of the best performing colognes on the market. I feel it's a mash-up between Aventus and Chanel BdC. I also...
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    Allure Homme Sport

    Anyone know if Allure Homme Sport has been reformulated? I know Chanel changed Platinum and it's one of the few reforms that actually made it last longer with more rosemary and lavender. I love AHS...
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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Reform?

    Anyone know if AHS has been reformulated? I know Chanel Platinum was reformulated a couple of years ago, with the wider bottle, and in my opinion for the better. I wonder if Chanel reformulated their...
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    My Thoughts on Dior Savauge

    It's good, but not great. Don't get me wrong, it's a solid scent--performs perfectly with incredible longevity and great sillage. But it I think it lacks depth, character, and isn't too complex in...
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    Re: Clive Christian Hype or quality?

    They're crap in my opinion. Way overrated.
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    Re: Fougere classification

    Love this discussion. Fougere scents are my favs. I wonder if Aventus is one?
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    I haven't smelled any 2016 bottles but I know my current bottle and vintage one smell nearly identical. They're both strong and long lasting. They are 90% similar. Have you smelled the 2016 version?...
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    Caswell Massey - Jockey Club

    My dad gave me a bottle of this stuff a few years ago and decided to give it a wearing today. Not bad. Old school for sure but not bad. I could see myself wearing this in a suit or tuxedo--it's...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir

    The entire "vintage" vs. current formula discussion is way overblown. I have both bottles and only notice slight differences. I have to say, the current formula is quite good and lasts just as long,...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir

    I still think it is great after all these years.
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    Drakkar Noir

    Totally rockin it right now. Getting massive amounts of lavender and green goodness. Also love the oak moss dry down. Divine!
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    Re: How many sprays of bleu de chanel?

    Has it been reformulated? I hope not. It's one of the reasons why I like the Chanel house: they don't do a lot of reforms.
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    How many sprays of bleu de chanel?

    I find Bleu de Chanel to be a bit on the weak side of performance and longevity. So I've rectified this problem by simply spraying more. I personally do seven sprays: three to the chest and two on...
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    Thoughts on Dior Sauvage?

    I kept smelling the scent around my neighborhood in the mornings but didn't know what it was. I went into Sephora yesterday and tried it on my hand and bingo--it's the scent I kept smelling in my...
  45. Re: I keep smelling this fragrance in my neighborhood...

    I finally discovered the scent that I kept smelling in my neighborhood. Funny thing is it doesn't have any patchouli in it. I feel pretty stupid. The scent is Dior Sauvage. I guess I was picking up...
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    Re: Trump Cologne

    Yo Kiliwia take a chill... all good
  47. I keep smelling this fragrance in my neighborhood...

    ...but I have no idea what it is. It smells smooth and uses a lot of patchouli. Other than that, I really don't know how to describe it. I live in NYC on the upper east side if that helps.
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    Trump Cologne

    Anyone try Trump's cologne? Does it smell presidential? I imagine it's gawdy as hell.
  49. Re: Why haven't more designers knocked-off Aventus?

    For all those suggesting that this post should me moved to the Aventus sub-forum, you miss the question at hand. It's not so much about Aventus itself, but rather why designers have not copied the...
  50. Why haven't more designers knocked-off Aventus?

    Six years in, I'm surprised that no mainstream fragrance designer has knocked-off Aventus or come even close to it. We all hear that Cool Water was stolen from Creed, so why do you think they haven't...
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    Re: Platinum vs. Bleu

    ...also forgot to mention that I much prefer Bleu EDT vs the parfum. To me EDT is much more smooth and not as crude.
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    Platinum vs. Bleu

    What do y'all think about Chanel Platinum vs. Bleu? Which do you like better and why? I go back and forth with Bleu; there are times in which I love it and other times that I think it's average and...
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    Re: Aventus Gets Better With Age

    {%-)
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    Re: Aventus Gets Better With Age

    Very simple: given all of the reformulations, and batch differences with Creed from year-to-year, I like to think that the small amounts left in bottles will gain value or allow me to appreciate...
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    Aventus Gets Better With Age

    Whenever I run low on my colognes (GIT, Aventus, Chanel Platinum), I buy a new bottle and put in storage the old one. Well, today I was going through some boxes in storage, and I came across my 2010...
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    Cedrat Boise and Aventus

    I picked up a bottle of Cedrat Boise recently. To me it's very similar to Aventus but can stand on its own merits. I find it brighter and less smokey than Aventus. I think CB has better longevity and...
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    My Current Top Three

    Hands down my current top three are:

    1. Avenuts--only wear it on the weekends and for special occasions.
    2. Abercrombie Fierce--my go to work fragrance. I work on Wall Street and wear a suit...
  58. Re: Been sporting Drakkar Noir all weekend...

    I have both the modern version and vintage (Cosmair). Yes, the vintage is good, but in my opinion only slightly better. It's a bit more oily but I find the longevity the same. The current juice might...
  59. Been sporting Drakkar Noir all weekend...

    And wow, just wow. What an awesome fragrance. I love the lavender and juniper combo, especially during this time of year. Had someone compliment me on it too.
  60. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce -- Reformulated

    That's a good question. I've received more compliments with Aventus, hands down. But I would probably pick Fierce because of 1) price (more affordable), 2) slightly like the smell more, and 3) it...
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    Aventus

    Do you sometimes feel that Aventus, while an extremely nice and lovely scent, is somewhat like a scent that Gillette would make? For me my Gillette Cool Wave deodorant smells a lot like Aventus' dry...
  62. Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce -- Reformulated

    So I picked up a 3.4oz and a 1.7oz (for travel purposes) bottle of A&F Fierce the other day. I've heard here and there that the new formula has been reformulated but really didn't pay attention. Well...
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    Re: Chanel Platinum

    I really love it. It lasts forever on me and has great projection. Sadly it never get compliments. Now if I wear Aventus, I will get compliments like crazy. I was told once that I smelt old wearing...
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    Chanel Platinum

    What's y'alls thoughts on Chanel Platinum? I love it, especially the new formulation, but for some reason it never garners compliments, NEVER. What gives? I think it's a great fragrance and with nice...
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    I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Wow, wow, oh wow. This sent is amazing. Killer longevity and massive projection (but not assaulting). It smells nothing like Windsor. It's more like Aventus in that this one will be a game changer...
  66. New Chanel Platinum Bottle and Reformulation

    I know this has been posted before, but I just picked up a 'new' bottle of Chanel Platinum (been wearing the old bottle juice for over a year), and the new stuff is awesome. I get better longevity,...
  67. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Out of my small collection, GIT comes in first. This stuff gets crazy compliments. A close second is Chanel Allure Homme Sport; this juice is also off the charts. Third is Aventus, but all the...
  68. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    For me, hands down GIT. I purchased it on a whim. First wearing I thought it smelled like Cool Water. But on the second and third wearing it clicked. Feel in love with it and vowed to always have it....
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    Re: My current top three

    I've thought about narrowing my fragrance collection down to just one, but I can't do it. Regardless of how much I love GIT, I couldn't wear it everyday forever. I always keep three in my closet as...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I agree with the above post in that the batch variation is overblown. I will admit, that batches from year to year do vary somewhat but you still get the same overall scent and longevity each year. I...
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    Re: My current top three

    I think it's totally worth the $85. I wore it again tonight and just love it. Someone said earlier that Chanel Bleu is third but could easily be replaced. I feel the same way. I go in and out of...
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    My current top three

    Aventus (2013 bottle)
    Allure homme sport (amazing. Wearing today and it's such a solid scent)
    GIT (Classic and prob my fav of any scent)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I just picked up a 2013 4oz Aventus bottle yesterday and it's really great. Real smooth, long lasting and very nice. I have a bottle from 2011, and while it's the same scent, it's just not as smooth...
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    New 2013 Aventus Bottle - some observations

    So I just picked up a new 2013 4oz bottle of Aventus as my first bottle was really low. The first thing I noticed was the bottle seems to be a lot better, i.e. the sticker isn't peeling, the logo...
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    One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I own Bleu Chanel and really like it--can wear it anytime or anywhere, very versatile. I love the grapefruit note. Funny thing is a lot of people say it smells generic or familiar but you never hear...
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    Re: Chanel allure homme sport

    I love it and just repurchased a bottle. Great longevity and you'll definitely get compliments from the ladies on this one. I live in NYC and don't smell it much on anyone. I have smelt Blue, Le Male...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Potency?

    GIT is impacted by three things: weather, movement and dress shirts. Let me explain. I've found that when the weather is cool and moist out I get the best performance. When I move around in the...
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    Chanel Aluure Homme Sport and Blue

    Wow, really enjoying both of these fragrances lately. I received Bleu last Christmas from my wife and used it a bit but for some reason put it away in my closet and recently got it out and started...
  79. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    I love PE and easily get 12+ hours with mine. I just purchased a bottle, so mine is the newly formulated juice. PE is quickly becoming my favorite, next to GIT. I actually might do an entire post on...
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    Chez Bond and GIT

    I live a few blocks away from Bond No. 9's store on the UES and swung by there today. GIT is my favorite/HG fragrance by a mile; I will always have it in my collection and consider it my signature...
  81. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial or Aventus?

    I absolutely love GIT so I voted for it--best fragrance ever. However, I do like and own Aventus, which is a great one, but I don't think I'll purchase it again.
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    Re: Black Tie Event - GIT or Aventus?

    So I ended up wearing GIT, which was an excellent choice. Thanks guys for the recommendations. I sprayed some on my pocket square and two shots to the neck--lasted all night with plenty of longevity....
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    Re: Black Tie Event - GIT or Aventus?

    I do have others in my collection--Rive Gauche, Bleu de Chanel and Himalaya. As of now, I'm leaning towards GIT. Thanks everyone for the input.
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    Black Tie Event - GIT or Aventus?

    Gents, I'm attending a black tie event tonight. Should I wear GIT or Aventus? Thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Chanel Bleu - Thoughts

    Gents, my wife got me the bottle for Christmas and I absolutely love the stuff. I don't care what others say about it, Bleu is a solid fragrance that you can easily wear anytime and in any situation....
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    Why I might leave Creed...

    Let me first say that I'll probably always have a bottle of GIT in my collection, however, only if future batches are as good as the one I currently have. But, in my opinion, Creed has so many issues...
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    Re: Let's talk Creed Himalaya

    I love it too. I originally had a 2010 bottle, sold it, and then purchased a 2011 bottle, which is fantastic. I think it's great stuff.
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    Re: Chanel Bleu - Thoughts

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I've decided to ask for it for Christmas. My wife hasn't smelled it yet, but I believe she'll like it. I personally think it's a great scent with the perfect amount...
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    Chanel Bleu - Thoughts

    Wasn't a fan at first, but there was something that kept bringing me back to it. Been wearing it two days in a row now and have to say that this could easily be one of my favorites. I actually think...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    Cool. Yeah, I would research it and try to find a vintage bottle. You'll immediately recognize the smell. I have a small bottle, I think 1.7oz. I have the orginal packaging too with the copyright of...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    lainekillua, they've definitely changed the formula. I have a bottle of the original, probably late 80's or early 90's and it's different from my current bottle. I originally thought the new version...
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    Himalaya or MI?

    So I'm still thinking about getting a bottle of Himalaya. But I'm also considering MI. Does anyone wear MI in the winter? Do you think it's acceptable to wear MI in colder months? Appreciate any...
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    Allure Homme Sport

    I've had this for a while but just pulled it out of my closet and started to wear it again. Strangely, I think it performs better in cooler weather. It's actually not bad at all; very solid fresh...
  94. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    For me, hands down GIT. I can't live without it. Followed very closely by Aventus.
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed Himalaya?

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I tried some on today on my way home. I'm still debating what my thoughts are on this one. I just unloaded OS, so have some cash to spend.
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    Thoughts on Creed Himalaya?

    I'm thinking about picking up a bottle. How does sillage and longevity hold up with everyone?
  97. Full Bottle of Creed Original Santal for Himalaya

    I have a full bottle of Creed Original Santal--will send pics if requested, that I'd like to swap for a full bottle of Himalaya. I also have the box of OS. There's nothing wrong with the OS; I like...
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    Creed Original Santal

    With fall and winter around the corner, I exchanged my full bottle of Silver Mountain Water for Original Santal and haven't looked back. By the way, SMW is good, but not great. I grew tired of it and...
  99. Original Vetiver or Silver Mountain Water

    I have SMW but am thinking about unloading it on eBay and purchasing OV. Any thoughts/suggestions? I like SMW, but OV is really growing on me. My only concern is wearing OV in the fall/winter. Not...
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    Re: GIT Aftershave Balm?

    Thanks, Rum. Good suggestions. I actually tried the GIT balm yesterday and wasn't impressed. I currently use Trumper skin food, which is hands down a better product. I agree with you that it was...
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