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    Re: Halston Unbound

    I like it, but it sometimes dries down on me with a light lettuce note.
  2. Re: Is my Creed Himalaya 4 oz from Fragnet altered?

    Has anyone considered whether Creed would release irregularly colored batches at different times to discourage second hand sales? I'd personally be leery of a differently colored cap, so to me that...
  3. Re: Is my Creed Himalaya 4 oz from Fragnet altered?

    I think one of the easiest ways to tell is to take off the cap and look at how well the spray stem fits into the spray recepticle at the top, and how much plastic is used. If it looks like the fit...
  4. Re: L'eau D'Issey - suitable for daily highschool wear?

    I wore Issey some. . . I gave a friend's little brother (11th Grade) some of the Terre D'Hermes, and he's only given me good feedback from it.
  5. Re: L'eau D'Issey - suitable for daily highschool wear?

    I wore Issey at that age too. A good scent, works well. Maybe also consider Issey Bleue?
  6. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    Good thread.

    I currently use a DE Merkur Long Handle Classic. I used to use the FUTUR, but found that it is just a little to harsh for me on anything other than a 2-3 setting.

    I started...
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    Re: Quality on deodorant sticks

    I have the Allure Sport stick, and I find it very close to the cologne smell, and used to use it after the gym quite often. However I noticed that normally when I would get home in the evening, my...
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    Re: L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche : Anyone?

    I personally like the Bleue better than the Fraiche.... so If you want mine, at 95% full, I'll sell it at a discount. PM ME
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    I like the OS as well, and as Ziffy321 stated, I normally don't get the Joop comparison. However I have had 1 older lady, around 55-60 years of age who did make that comparison, other than that, I...
  10. Re: Need your feedbacks, gentlemen on the following women's fragrances

    allure sensual
  11. Re: Sorry for butting in but wanted feedback from men about women's fragrances

    I like the following

    Allure Sensual
    Boucheron Trouble
    Burberry London for Women
    Creed Spring Flower- my absolute favorite
    Gucci Eau de Parfum 2
    Vera Wang Princess

    Younger crowd
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste deodorant

    I normally wear Degree Deodorant (standard Deodorant, no anti-perspirant) without any trouble.

    I recently picked up a Chanel Allure Sport Deodorant, as I've found that Allure Sport is a great...
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    Re: Buying genuine Himalaya Creed online.

    www.perfumedistributor.com
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    Re: Buying genuine Himalaya Creed online.

    I've got an Ebay Guy, I've used... you can PM me if interested.
  15. Re: How Do I Spot Fake Creed? Please Help!

    -Those to me make the purchase questionable.
    (1) Tape- could be covering an old bottle... or could be covering up a decent fake that is starting to chip/wear

    (2) No inserts- If it came boxed,...
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    Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    I use

    www.perfumedistributor.com


    Cheapest I've seen for alot of the Floris Stuff
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    Re: Driven by Derek Jeter

    Chuck W- Does the Jeter have some of the same qualities as Unbound regarding sweating? I've noticed I get a lettuce scent out of the Unbound if I get too hot sometimes....
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    Re: Appropriateness for work?

    I think you can pull off Envy at work, if you don't go on too heavy with it.

    Since its getting colder, have you considered/tried LP No9 by Penhaligons?
  19. Thread: Which Trumper

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    Re: Which Trumper

    Can anyone provide a comparison b/t the Trumper Sandalwood and (1) Creed Original Santal, (2) Floris Santal?

    I'd appreciate it, as I like both of these scents, and if the Trumper is pretty close...
  20. Re: How Do I Spot Fake Creed? Please Help!

    He might have gotten a fake from the wholesaler, and didn't realize it, if it was sealed?

    I've seen a couple really good fakes too... bottle good, box good, everything else is good, but the cap in...
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    Re: A greener shade of Envy....?

    I have never detected any lime in Envy whatsoever. Well no fruit whatsoever.

    As for the Green in the color of the juice... I'd compare it to absinthe at best in terms of its glowing green.
  22. Thread: Envy and you

    by rvbert0
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    Poll: Re: Envy and you

    I've had good reactions from just about everyone I've worn it around.
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    Re: Oddest comment I've heard yet.

    Here's another entertaining one.

    I wore Lolita Lempicka one night out (not my type of scent), and I kept getting asked who was drinking absinthe.
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    Re: Oddest comment I've heard yet.

    Here's one, not on me, but on something I had remarked at before I came to Basenotes.


    Well a friend of a friend was out wearing what I now know to be AMen... Well he spilled some bourbon on his...
  25. Re: Vetiver comparison: Creed vs. Guerlain vs. Extraordinaire

    The Creed OV for me is a little hard to figure out... the more I've sampled it, the more I tend to notice that on some days the citrus note is prominent and on other days the vetiver. Does anyone...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal...powerful stuff!!!

    I wouldn't compare the A*Men to Original Santal. I love the OS, but can't stand the A*Men.


    I've found that 5 sprays is pretty much the point where the scent shifts to too much on my skin.
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    Re: Opus 1870 by Penhaligons

    It is very very peppery, and I find that that is the only note I can detect for the first hour or so after application.


    Its a nice change of pace scent for me, however I'm more of a fan of their...
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    Re: That Proraso smell

    I've never seen one similar to Proraso, other than Icy Hot, and similar sports rubs that utilize menthol like scents.
  29. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    I'd just say lighting, and angle. MY bottle is black
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    Re: 4 Creeds Tough Decision

    I'd say Original Santal and Himalaya. The Original Santal has never ceased to amaze me w/ the number of questions I get about what I'm wearing. I've only really had one person (male student) tell...
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    Re: Bout To Buy A New Fragrance

    muchisgiven,

    I'm about your age, and wear a lot of suits as well. I find that Green Irish Tweed, when I layer it after using the Bodywash is an amazing "I have to give a presentation" scent. I...
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    Re: I need help with choosing a new fragrance.

    I'm mid 20's.

    I currently wear Gucci Envy, as well as Floris Santal, which I do not some similarities between. I find the Envy to be a heavier, sensual scent, while the Santal is a lighter, more...
  33. Re: what can u tell about LEau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche?

    It's a light scent, and doesn't really remind me of the original L'Eau D'Issey, but does bear some slight semblance to the Leau Bleue. I get ok sillage out of it, but nothing compared to the actual...
  34. Re: Some suggestions on non vanilla sweetish frags?

    Baldessarini for me too.
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    Re: Buy Cologne for you or others tastes?

    I can completely relate (not the fiance part mind you, but the going bonkers part), as that scent for me was Creed Original Santal. I'm a fan of the scent, however I wasn't initially, but after...
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    Re: Suggest me a fresh fragrance

    I second Lacoste Essential, MI (or unforgivable), and also L'Eau D'Issey (or are the Aqui Di Gio type fresh scents not your style?).
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    Re: Confiscated perfume at Ebay?

    It all depends on what state it is. Lots of states, I know Georgia (I'm pretty sure), sell them in a Flea Market/ TJ Maxx type discount store setting, selling a big of everything. I stopped at one...
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    Re: Seeking an EDT which is a Nivea balm-alike

    I fail to see the similarities b/t the Soprani Uomo and the Nivea. The Soprani gives me more of a fruity vibrant smell, while the Nivea scent is deadened in comparison, and just a different scent. ...
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    Re: Is it safe to wear Millesime Imperial?

    I'm taking this at sarcasm, but if indeed they had it a K-Mart, let me know in what area this was, b/c I'll pick it up in a heartbeat if that's the case.
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    Re: Which fragrance do you keep in your gym bag?

    I've been enjoying Mont Blanc Starwalker
  41. Thread: Hollister Jake

    by rvbert0
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    Re: Hollister Jake

    I've noticed things like this, but more with the ADG, Angel Men, Fierce, and a few other scents I'd call "mass" especially with the College girls. I'm not too hot on the Jake scent myself, so I've...
  42. Re: HELP! L'eau D'Issey box change or is it a fake!!

    Can you post a picture of the bottle and the spray mechanism?
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    Re: Creed Acier Aluminium

    I always get that weird, sickly-sweet, note, almost like apples that are going bad. I never seem I can get beyond that.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Great Jones

    How was longevity for you?
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    Re: newb looking for soft and romantic

    I'm telling you, I've had fantastic luck with it... I also agree that while its not my top favorite of the Creeds, its up there, more for them rather than me, but then again I'll go with what has...
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    Re: Who needs pheromones....

    "Um, I think you're a bit confused. People use pheromones to try to ATTRACT people, not repel them... "

    AGREED!
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    Re: newb looking for soft and romantic

    Dior Homme is an interesting choice, but I found that it doesn't wear well on me.

    I've had really good luck with Creed's Original Santal... I've found that it has caused me to suffer through a few...
  48. Re: Hello!...I'm new here and looking for a recommendation

    Have you considered XS? I find that would be I scent I would consider in your circumstances.
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    Re: usps shipping question/nightmare

    Hmm... interesting situation. I'm curious as to whether you can file an Insurance claim with USPS? I was at the Post Office last week, and had a bottle of wine w/ me (wine store beside Post...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 21 September 2006

    I'm going today with L'Eau D'Issey Fraiche
  51. Re: Need quick basenoter's opinion on favorite bottles.

    What about Penhaligon's LP No 9 or Opus 1870? I think they were available in St. Louis last time I was there.
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver: *Too* pure?

    I notice more citrus in the OV than anything, with the vetiver secondly
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    Re: Alpha Male Fragrances?

    I agree on Kouros... I also think that Aqua Di Gio is the Alpha Male wanna be scent, at least in the College Aged crowd.
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    Re: Just Bought Issey Blue

    saflyfish,

    Yes... I'd smell it before purchasing. I did smell it and liked it, but didn't realize how light of a scent it appears to be for me.
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    Re: Just Bought Issey Blue

    Yeah I get that feeling too sometimes. It's almost that its so light you can barely perceive it. I'd have figured a lighter version of the Blue would atleast be 1/2 strength, but this is more like...
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    Re: Just Bought Issey Blue

    I really like the Blue too... however the light blue, the L'eau D'Issey Fraiche, is a little too light for me, but works great in layering with the Blue.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne XS for office

    I've worn XS to the office before and haven't had any issues in doing so. I think it'd be acceptable, and have had comments when I've worn it to the office.
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    Re: Compare&Contrast: Envy, Floris Santal, Jaipur

    I really like the Jaipur EDP, and find that its a heavy fragrance for me to wear, 2 sprays normally cover me for the day. I don't notice it being quite as feminine as you stated, however I can see...
  59. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    Sandalwood,

    What color is your sprayer/nozzle connection? 2 tone or all black?
  60. Consensus on Cap color and Stem&Nozzle Attachment colors

    So what is the consensus on the Cap w/ the Crest colorwise? I've heard in this thread that some have a Gold Inlay, and others have an all black cap. I saw one at a retail store in San Diego with an...
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    Re: What replacements for my Axe...?

    sallyfish,

    Welcome to Basenotes. With that being said, what type of the Axe deods do you like? Are you using the Deod spray or the Deod stick?

    I used to use the Deod spray after I had...
  62. Re: How to get an Axe addict into the real stuff..

    genvy5,

    I used Aqua Di Gio as just a base scent that tends to be very popular with the guys under 25, and most of the girls seem to like it.

    Since you said he's engaged, I think this revised...
  63. Re: How to get an Axe addict into the real stuff..

    I've done this a few times, primarily to show my old undergrad roommates the point you are trying to make:

    1. Gather a few girls that you all are close with, preferably someone he is interested...
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    Re: Aqua Di Gio - Beyond Androgyny

    Ok, I figured I'd go to the mall today to run by the fragrance store to see if they got my Creed I'd ordered in. They DID try to push AdG on me today, which I thought was kind of funny considering...
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    Re: Aqua Di Gio - Beyond Androgyny

    "Sure women love it, when I wear it I want to screw myself."


    -That's funny, you put it that way. The first time I smelled it, it gave me a feeling of heavy sexual undertones. I ended up with a...
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    Re: Divorced 40-something needs babe magnet!

    My old boss, about 35, really loved Japur by Boucheron. We both worked at a bar, and the young girls always asked what he was wearing (he was married, but I paid this notice). He also liked...
  67. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    Yes, could you elaborate on your "Rules of Thumb" you have come to determine regarding the fake and authentic GIT bottles.
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    Re: Finding Czech & Speake #88

    Cheapest I've seen is around $100.00.

    Cambridge Chemists
    http://www.cambridgechemists.com/p-119-czech-speake-no-88-cologne-spray.aspx
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    Re: Mens favorites for women

    I'm a huge fan of the Issey D'Miyake for women. I also like to smell Silver Mountain Water on them as well.
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