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  1. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Agree with all of that, but I think Creed is now well-positioned to survive what's coming, whatever one believes that may be, by being in a mobile state. Whether new management makes the right moves...
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    Re: ADG Profumo strange smell

    LMAO! :grin:
  3. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    He just smells stuff differently, but stick with him, and you'll see all your old faves from a new angle. Bigsly is like that for me, too.

    Same post - comparing BdC Parfum and Viking - I never...
  4. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    This is why I love family and other "closely held" businesses that value intangible assets over "dumb money". I cheer for all such businesses to resist, but when you surrender, surrender smart, and...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    Yes! I wore those two in sequence as my entrance to the sample set, because they seemed the most masculine, and I wanted to give them a chance to impress.

    My Love Has the Colour of the Night blew...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    Some synergy with the closing of Twisted Lily here. 30% off on remaining Floraïku. A few bottles, mostly travel size.

    https://twistedlily.com/product-category/brands/floraiku/
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Could have saved Harvard a few recent headaches! :evil:
  8. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    You know, I was thinking to myself that if these guys would have struck earlier, several releases would have been done way better.

    Aventus for Her would not have been wearing a damn pantsuit,...
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    Re: ADG Profumo strange smell

    Sounds like a cheap fake using calone!
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    That's the only one my wife gives a damn about! :thumbup:
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    I just tried this for the first time and was blown away. I can totally see why you got this one.

    I See The Clouds Go By is one of the best and most artistic fresh florals I've smelled in quite a...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    The aesthetics are quite pleasing. Even the sample box is really nice! My wife loved the kamon (circled flower blossom emblem) without any criticism of phoniness, and she will complain about "not...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Thanks to the statute of limitations, and a great intellectual movement called "Learn to Code", I now make this claim as well!
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    I got very good and good (but not extraordinary) sillage from the first two scents I wore - both from the Forbidden Incense group.

    My Love Has the Colour of the Night - very good sillage that my...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    Oh, do I hear you about FB purchases - I am getting extremely picky. The only reason I can even experience this brand is the great sample pricing, which I really appreciate.

    My wife also loved...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    Yes, I noticed that you've been wearing that one recently! I will be wearing it very soon, and will re-read your review with great interest.

    Part of my wanting to do this thread is that I plan to...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    What a great gift! Yes, that set is nicely priced, too - reasonable for a thoughtful and earnest buyer yet still luxurious and appreciated by the recipient. I think it was pretty smart of them to...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    My advice to the brand (which they may well have planned) would be to come out with 100 mL or 120 mL "Exclusif" size using the same tops but in a more square-footed bottle, so that they keep the same...
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    Re: Floraïku Love Thread

    I have not tried that one yet, but am really excited about wearing it soon. My wife will probably like that one, because she's a huge green tea lover, with a strong nose for differences in it, but...
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    Floraïku Love Thread

    OK, it doesn't have to be love, but we're betting love will win! :engel017:

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    Yes,the time has come to gather the highly scattered effusive praise, the less than effusive praise, and the...
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    Yeah, this certainly offers some easier fulfillments.

    I think every fragrance moves me, and half of them to some specific place and time, even if somewhat abstract or ill-defined. Translation - I...
  22. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Thank you! Love his discussions of fragrance.
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    Re: New advertising is terrible

    Have you turned them off under general settings?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    OK, people! I mean, OK fans of THE DOCTOR!

    Get ready for 02/28/2020 or 28/02/2020 as you may prefer, depending on time and place of TARDIS manufacture.

    grayspoole's Tardis Perfume Day

    "And...
  25. Re: Your SOTD chart rocket? The newer scents in your wardrobe that are rising fast.

    Galop d'Hermès and Jimmy Choo Man Intense are mine. GdH is about to go Top 10 of all time.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Damn, bro! You just invented a new biophysics concept!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_trapping#Spin_traps
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    I've tried to go along with more imaginative house tilt, including both the out-of-the-box fragrances and "challenging" fashions, but the "crying underage drug waif" look is not working for me.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I should also mention that Luca and Chandler Burr (both members here, BTW) have done an enormous service simply by legitimizing this hobby / interest / passion. Citing their opinions is one of my...
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    Re: Creed Himalayas discussion 2020

    And I'll give YOU credit for saying it first! :beer:
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    Re: How many can you name?

    Homage! I always thought that design was a bit old and "flapperish".

    Now here is a challenge. One of the bottles (half-way between Shalimar and Liu) has what seems to be a tall, glass,...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    The very act of suggestion as we talk about our perceptions is powerful, and I find other people's observations about what they like or dislike in fragrances potentially very compelling. Smart but...
  32. Re: What are some of the best fragrance advertisements/posters?

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    One of my faves!
  33. Re: What are some of the best fragrance advertisements/posters?

    OMG - so that is where the image for Marina Geigert's old blog came from!

    https://perfumesmellinthings.blogspot.com/
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    Re: Creed Himalayas discussion 2020

    A bit of both, for me. To me, Himalaya is a worthy stylistic progenitor of Bleu de Chanel, now recognized as a mainstream classic. Creed and the perfumer(s) get respect from me for this one. ...
  35. Re: New Fragrances That Are Worth Mentioning

    Good news! Manny is working full time on fragrance!
  36. Re: New Fragrances That Are Worth Mentioning

    The primary accord is persistent, distinctive, and memorable. It's like a damn '80's song that won't get out of my head. :wink:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47y5bo8wtqM
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Very much agree with what I have bolded above.

    I personally believe that very few people here quote Luca and are saying anything more than "Luca believes this" - ALTHOUGH (and this is clearly a...
  38. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I have one Q (Quiksilver) but need X and all digits except 3 and 9.
  39. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Quiproquo appears to be missing D! :wink:
  40. Re: New Fragrances That Are Worth Mentioning

    Dior Homme 2020 is very memorable for some of us. It is tempting me badly. I will likely cave at some point.
  41. Re: A Milestone - I finished a bottle!

    Good work! I need to go back and re-try Castile.

    I have killed TdH and BdC and have other bottles almost gone. And I've blazed through some body products, too.

    I love fragrance!!! :happy:
  42. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Thanks! Not sure how I missed that! Could be worth a backup. I wore it today - very enjoyable.
  43. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Very helpful! Thank you! :beer:
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    Checking out Gucci's latest runway anti-fashions - the brown crocs just fit right in! :wink:

    https://www.gucci.com/us/en/st/stories/article/women-fall-winter-2020-looks-gallery
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    Now wearing Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme, to add a bit of oakmoss class to "casual expensive" dress and outing where subtlety is needed. This fragrance has aged well, IMO.
  46. Re: The scent of Umami(“savory”), anyone?

    This may or may not be him - one poster on this thread mentions umami and Kenzo Power:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/213815-Kenzo-Power-launch!

    Another umami thread:
    ...
  47. Re: The scent of Umami(“savory”), anyone?

    We had an Asian guy on here years ago who claimed Kenzo Power had umami in a big way. He was in Japan at times, but I don't know if he was Japanese. I'll look for his comment.
  48. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Is that a re-release version of the old GPH, or some kind of relabeling of Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme? I'd be scared to get it. I like GBGPH, but I've got plenty for as rarely as I wear it.
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    Both of these choices are extremely interesting and fashionista-perfumista cool, IMO! Unconventional, but fashionably intelligent! :thumbsup:
  50. Re: FBW? Strong objections or recs? Molinard Cuir, Habanita, Eau Delle, YSL Sleek Suede

    I do like the modern Habanita, but it takes a bit of getting used to. It has multiple funky aspects that remind me of Kouros and its "good-bad" goodness.
  51. Re: Latest Release by The Different Company - Al Sahra!

    Not finding any other information. Not on their own site yet! could be interesting. Wondering who the perfumer is.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I love to wear black with Black, so you're doing it today for me, as I'm going with JCMI - one of my current new infatuations! :happy:
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    I tend to wear certain fragrances with my black clothes - especially leather jackets, T-shirts or turtlenecks. Bulgari Black, Polo Double Black, and now Jimmy Choo Man Intense, ads for which feature...
  54. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    If the fragrance model comes with the new car, I'm sold!
  55. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    I've already used this strategy up 5 times. You got a new one, I'm game! The rustbucket ain't long for this world.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I did indeed! And I think of you and our little party in the Guerlain store every time I spray Vetiver Pour Elle! I still use the atomizer you gave me for it, too - although it has been refilled...
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    Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    I love the bottle!

    Always a bit pricey. I am tempted by the thought of a paired stirrup backup bottle rather than a refill! :engel017:

    The floral is definitely complex, and osmanthus is hard...
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    Thanks! It completely slipped my mind that I had this!
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    I forgot all about this one!!! I rarely wear it, but it's a good one. Modern, unisex, powdery floral, but with certain interesting woods and spices underneath.

    Guerlain Une Ville, Un Parfum 05 -...
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    I missed an opportunity to buy a bottle of this years ago. Still kicking myself! Good call for the sync!
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    Re: Aquazone?

    Here is the family I suspect it is in:

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    Re: Aquazone?

    I did a lot of research on this, and I can't find anything. My suspicion is that it's a new captive molecule very similar to calone. There are several very similar molecules out there - this is...
  63. Re: Geza Schön: Rebel With An Olfactory Cause

    This reporting definitely helps the Beautiful Mind Series make much more sense, so thank you, Carla.

    Honestly speaking, my initial thoughts about the series when it first came out were framed...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    And this is before "overpriced" is even considered!
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    Re: Guerlain homme question

    I only have the original metal plate versions of both EDT and "EDP Intense", plus the Eau Boisée in plain glass with faux wood top. All excellent. I wish I had a spare chrome plate bottle of the...
  66. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Thanks for the tip! Will check it out.

    I did try their Freshwater, which is pleasant but not all that distinctive.
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    Very psyched - I have a bunch of options. Too many. And on top of all the obvious ones (Asian designer, Asian component or theme, Asian name, fragrance from Asia), there is Luca Turin's review of...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Lots of great thoughts here, and people are being respectful, which is nice. This also helps me learn how to map others' tastes to my own - what I can safely ignore b/c I like X and somebody never...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Oh yeah!!!

    I like the original release - I'm almost certain to like this.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Looking forward to your thoughts on all of these!
  71. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Bath & Body Works has two men's scents that are both inspired and get compliments.

    Noir is like a cross between Bulgari Black and Givenchy Play Intense. Very well-done modern oriental.

    Bourbon...
  72. Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    Yes! And preferably nowhere near a place that can chafe skin on that part of the body or a different one.



    Everybody's skin is just a bit different, and it behooves us all to experiment and...
  73. Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    Yes, I can get this, if I'm not careful. Let me explain.

    This sounds very much like "pore-closing acne", which can be a common reaction to many astringent compositions, including (a) just plain...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    These and other search-related "something off by something" errors smell like database indexing-related software errors to me. Errors like that can mimic passive-aggressive response. Their...
  75. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Yes, a great discussion, and you are quite correct in this as well. Bigsly and I have discussed this many times - he finds the act of calling Polo Double Black a fougère so unconscionable as to be...
  76. Re: 13 years after release, Diesel Fuel For Life (2007)

    I almost bought this after it came out. Several times, actually. I stood there, sniffing, almost buying. The "fruity fougère with a moonshine vibe" was extremely attractive. In the end, I put it...
  77. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Well said! Perfume genre-crossing is so far past the roccoco stage at this point, it's hard to tell what is basis and what is elaboration.

    Turin likened chypre to 3D walls upon which to hang...
  78. Re: Latest Azzaro Wanted Flanker - Wanted Tonic!

    This is a lot like what happened with Wanted Girl. That one was announced many months before actual launch. I just found out in a search that Parfumo has a page up for the feminine Tonic flanker as...
  79. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Somewhat similar to Bois du Portugal is a nice one I could not find in your wardrobe: Miller-Harris Feuilles de Tabac. You can find 10+ year-old bottles, too.
  80. Re: How to permanently delete images from Attachments Folder?

    Both links give me this result:



    Message


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    Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator
  81. Re: Let’s Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    GIT has the power to turn normies into n00b fragrance connoisseurs. I simply must respect that!
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    Coming in late with Eau d'Hermès!

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    Coppertop / 2001
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Eau d'Hermès! (2001 coppertop)

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    My wife's three-word review:

    "Good but strange."
  84. Re: Latest Azzaro Wanted Flanker - Wanted Tonic!

    I got a compliment on Wanted yesterday! :evil:
  85. Re: Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris

    Good proof!
  86. Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    Things I like (oddly)...

    fake woods
    synthetic / chemical
    plastic / rubber
    civet
    powdery
    calone / aquatic
  87. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Thanks! Very helpful!
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    Re: What note is this?

    I think you're on the right track with a combination, i.e., an "accord". If you read Luca Turin's review of Green Irish Tweed, he refers to GIT this way:



    This is the same instantly...
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    Now that is a vintage bottle! :grin:



    I bought VdN EdT for my wife years ago, but she never warmed up to it. Basically mine now! :evil: That is a great one, and great for guys, too.
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    Glad to have company on this one!

    Both Mitsy and Leurby are fascinating to me - they "make me think". I own a real bottle of Mitsouko. Someday......
  91. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    This one came up next - also a good one!

    https://youtu.be/zgCg2C_nAog
  92. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I've still got my gift set of that one - one of my favorites - and still a nice, full bottle, too, because it is so strong! Never felt like I needed a backup.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I'm joining you all today with my sample of vintage Fahrenheit EDT, also for the Friday Sync. Good stuff! :happy:
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    Madame Rochas is great stuff! One of my wife's faves, as the EDT. She hasn't worn it in a long time, but it has a place in her heart!
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    Switching now to my sample of vintage Fahrenheit. The vintage actually SEARS my nose - not sure what it is, but there is a level of spiciness that the modern stuff just doesn't have. It's more...
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    Re: Summer flankers release

    I like Azzaro Wanted in the summer, and they just came out with a dedicated summer flanker called "Tonic" - might be good if you like Wanted.

    Perry Ellis 2018 is nice, too. Not a flanker, but...
  97. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Hmmm. Think I'll wait a bit longer! :evil:
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    Love those bottles and caps!!!

    I think I remember what RA on my sample stood for - Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps. I wanted only TWO letters.
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    Trying my old L'Heure Bleue. Top notes are a bit funky and old, not quite turned, but the base is WHOA like a cloud of cosmetic notes. There is a slightly smoky aspect. Maybe some musks. Very...
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    I'm breaking out a sample of vintage LHB!

    I have one vintage sample, and the label is degraded. Either "BA" or "RA". It seems like a light, fresh, classic floral.
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