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    WTB Green Irish Tweed

    A bit weary of buying on eBay, would like to see what's available from the members here.

    How much does batch variation affect GIT these days?
  2. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    A motorcycle.
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    Re: Rank your Bond no 9's

    I own and really like New Haarlem. Bleecker Street is good too, but I haven't really used it in a while for some reason.

    Didn't like Wall Street.
  4. Re: Call me crazy... but.. I prefer Original Santal over Aventus..

    Original Santal is a fantastic fragrance... for women.
  5. Poll: Applying fragrances: distance from sprayer to skin?

    It occurred to me a little while ago when I sprayed a bit too close to the skin that it changed the character of the frag.

    What are your experiences when it comes to that sort of thing? Does it...
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    Re: What does ozonic mean?

    I wouldn't say ozone smells like chlorine, but they do share that strong initial "bite" as it were, similar (but not nearly as strong) to ammonia.

    I may be wrong on this, but I always thought...
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane

    I always found Pure Malt / Pure Coffee / Pure Havane to be inferior to the standard A*Men. Maybe I'm just a weirdo.

    Basenoters really seem to dig Pure Malt, but I don't get it.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Can anyone comment on B12A01?
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    Erolfa is wonderful

    Erolfa doesn't seem to be discussed very often. I've been anticipating for weeks, and my hopes were not set high.

    The more I smell it, the less I understand it, but that said, I love it. I'm not...
  10. Re: Creed Green Valley vs. Original vetiver vs. Bond Bleecker st.

    I own Bleecker Street. It's very synthetic to my nose. Bond No 9's scents typically have insane projection and longevity and Bleecker Street does not disappoint.

    However, it lacks the "natural"...
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    Poll: Re: What's your least favorite from Creed?

    This question doesn't make sense because Creed varies so much from batch to batch it's almost impossible to say with certainty that XYZ smells this way or the other. But don't worry man, it's "art"...
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    Re: Initial blast vs drydown

    Precisely!

    What does it matter if you have brilliant fragrance for about 1% of the time and something blah for the remaining 99% of the time when the volatile notes are all gone?

    I'm hoping...
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    Re: Best cologne for a 16 year old boy?

    Try L'Eau D'Issey. D&G might theoretically be better but try it anyway.
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    Re: Initial blast vs drydown

    How many people do you think apply a perfume at home and then hang out for the rest of the day in their PJ's "enjoying" the scent of Acqua Di Gio? I'm going to venture a guess that almost nobody does...
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    Initial blast vs drydown

    This might be a dumb question to ask some years after owning and using expensive fragrances.

    Assuming that I want other people to notice and enjoy the scent, what is the point of describing the...
  16. Re: How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    Upon further reflection, I think L'air du Desert has the same problem as Chergui for me - they're both excellent, but when would I wear either?

    I can't think of anything but a fancy dinner date.
  17. Re: How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    Yeah, welcome to my world. Worse yet, I can do a 180 again after that.
  18. How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    I want to buy Tauer's L'air du Desert Marocain. Problem is I just received the sample today.
    Being burned on a bottle of Greed Aventus, I've realized I may be buying a bit too impulsively. Maybe...
  19. Re: Looking for some suggestions for unique yet versatile frags

    After some reading, these two sound pretty interesting. Care to share your thoughts about them and why you included them?



    I'll give it a shot since I bet my local mall has this one. However,...
  20. Re: Looking for some suggestions for unique yet versatile frags

    I'm done with creed for good, I think. Also the first two come in a flacon only. I can hardly commit to a desktop wallpaper, and I don't want to search for yet another forgotten batch of something or...
  21. Looking for some suggestions for unique yet versatile frags

    I'm having a terminal case of buyer's remorse after buying a bottle of Aventus. Thanks to a member here I bought it for a great price but the difference between the decant I really liked and what's...
  22. Thread: Help me ?

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    Re: Help me ?

    You have to get samples.

    I can't see anyone 15 years of age wearing Terre. Let me correct myself, I can't see anyone 15 years of age wearing Terre and loving it. It's too serious (and...
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    Warning: this thread is not recommended to people who are waiting for their bottle (like me)
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    That makes sense. To me Tobacco Vanille to fragrances is what Gone Home is to video games.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    I'm smelling what you're talking about. Very linear mid, very linear drydown. Bizarre.

    Why's it hyped up so much again?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    Actually, I really liked Hanae Mori. I didn't have my expectations set very high when I bought it but I thought it was a DAMN good fragrance. I ended up giving it away but I kind of wish I hadn't....
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM

    Never got a chance to sample HiM but the self-titled I thought was great for the money. How does it compare to HiM?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    Now that you mention it, it is a bit strong, although that's a plus in my book if anything. I'm not exactly an expert but to me it seems a bit linear so it better be strong if that's the case.
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    Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    Is this something that I can appreciate after I sample hundreds and hundreds other frags?

    I ordered a sample of this along with Aventus, simply because I've heard it brought up time and again when...
  30. Re: Anyone successfully order Creeds on Amazon?

    Solid advice for almost any site out there. Also remember that you can write a query like site:basenotes.com creed amazon to limit it to that site only.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus on eBay

    Thanks for the tip. I don't know if I could be bothered by having a grip of small vials though...

    I ended up pulling the trigger on the full bottle from peraroma as sdotlow recommended. I called...
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    Re: Stuffed nose and fragrances

    Do you guys use saline or what? I wouldn't mind giving that a shot. I worry that using drugs will cause the body to adjust over the long-term so I will unable to use my nose at all if I stop taking...
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    Stuffed nose and fragrances

    This one might be a doozy, but hear me out.

    I think that breathing through one nostril is normal for most people and is caused by a variety of reasons including physical structure of the septum...
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    Re: Really wanted to like MI...

    I'm with you. MI I sampled was underwhelming and devolved into something meh.

    Certainly not bad, but very forgettable.

    At that price point, it's a big Nope McNopey pants.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    https://www.peraroma.com/productimages/large/UP3508441106420.jpg

    yeah buddy
  36. Re: I bought l'eau d'issey and it has very poor longevity / projection?

    L'eau D'issey does indeed burn out quickly for me but the projection is out of control mayne.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus on eBay

    Well, I did check out this thread.

    It's just supremely confusing and frustrating all in all. I think I'll just bite the bullet and get it from Creed's own site and hope that the current batch is...
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    Poll: Creed Aventus on eBay

    Hey folks, I've been away from the forum for some 3 years.

    I'm looking to snag Aventus after buying a decant from the perfumed court. I've gone the eBay route before with GIT and it turned out...
  39. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    I got mine from eBay today and it's legit. The sprayer had a little issue but I think it's because it needed to like click into place or something. Not a huge fan of the rubber flask sprayer. Other...
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    Re: Another one for University

    Bleecker Street, son.
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    Just ordered Pure Malt, and...

    Thanks student loans! :)

    So I log on to basenotes to share the exciting news, and what do I see on here? Mugler confirms re-launch of Pure Malt in 2010 :(
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    New Haarlem.
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    Re: Ran out of ideas

    I'll check out the arpege. I've always wondered about that bottle :)

    I really hated LL PH. Can't stand the anise. Dior Homme Intense was like melted lipstick with extra sugar - not my cup of tea...
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    Re: Ran out of ideas

    What about the extreme edition of it? they don't have the regular pour homme at the perfumed court.
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    Re: Ran out of ideas

    Acier Aluminum smelled turbo-soapy to me. Not particularly interesting.
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    Re: Ran out of ideas

    As usual, thanks for the suggestions.

    I've tried Borneo 1834 and enjoyed it quite a bit but I'm 19 and in college and so I can't realistically wear it. It's great and all but not for me right now....
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    Ran out of ideas

    What's up guys.

    So I recently had the fortune of trying out a BUNCH of Bond No. 9's that I haven't before (Thanks, MrFragranceReview) to find that the majority of them are rubbish. I'm out of...
  48. Sheepfolk is about to get played for their money.

    Sheepfolk is about to get played for their money.
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    Re: Going Unnoticed

    they can still probably smell it, consciously or not.
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Any idea about the longevity on that beast? Sounds interesting
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Do I get a jeweled crown and a smugness scepter along with a purchase?
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    Re: terre de hermes

    amphetamines.
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    Re: terre de hermes

    I do not understand the hype about Terre. It's certainly somewhat unusual for a designer fragrance but by and large it's miles and miles behind some niche offerings. It's not bad but it's nothing to...
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    Re: Ettore Bugatti

    Own the car, didn't have enough money for the juice.
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    Re: Bond no 9 vs the perfumed court.

    Yeah I was a little bit perplexed as to how to get free samples from them. Ended up getting some on eBay.
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva is my new signature scent

    It's definitely a more interesting TRULY aquatic scent. Most "aquatic" scents are light veriver-y florals and fruitcakes. bvlgari aqua is like a rugged manly mountain man aquatic. I dig it.
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    Re: what is the best lemon scent

    Try Hanae Mori and you might be surprised.
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2

    I was kind of kidding about disqualifying the entire house ;)

    Thanks for the recommendations though, I will look into them.

    I was just saying I was a bit underwhelmed with CdG 2 because I...
  59. Re: Cool Water was my previous signature scent would Creed Green Irish Tween be an upgrade?

    http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7271/1276614053457.jpg
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    Comme des Garcons 2

    It came with very high recommendations. Smells a little like my grandparents.
    Are all CdG offerings similar to this? If so I can skip the entire line with a light heart.
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    Re: A & F Fierce - Like Son, Like Father

    I wish they didn't spray a bottle of it in the ventilation system at malls. otherwise i'd wear it.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Terre d'Hermes?

    I don't like either of them. I don't see why everyone's so excited about Terre D'hermes. It's a mineral rotten orange peel sort of deal, very strict, very formal, nice scent, but nothing like...
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    Re: First scent for a 16 year old guy.

    I'd recommend smelling A*Men even if you won't like it. It will make your brain explode and is a great starting point to kind of see what's possible, you know? it's a tad extreme. i like it.
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    Re: A*Men Pure Coffee, Rochas Man, New Haarlem

    New Haarlem is my favorite fragrance ever. Rochas smells like cheap plastic. Haven't had the pleasure of A*Men Pure Coffee.
  65. Re: Getting a laxative affect from a fragrance (has this happened to you?)

    This is the weirdest thread ever :D
  66. Re: Mood Lifter - Which Fragrance lifts your mood?

    http://hunch.com/media/img/s/h/m/-/hm-by-hanae-mori-paris-men-s-eau-de-toil-4587684.jpg
  67. Re: New Creed Aventis and Creed Spice and Woods Updates and notes!!

    ... only Creed. Really milking that pseudo-royalty card for what it's worth and then some.
  68. Re: New Creed Aventis and Creed Spice and Woods Updates and notes!!

    Robert bears the ill news ;(

    I was only jesting though. Sort of.
  69. Re: New Creed Aventis and Creed Spice and Woods Updates and notes!!

    Does that mean that the Creed-only-uses-natural-ingridients mental masturbation will come to an end then? Cause that does not sound one bit natural. Phew.
  70. Re: New Creed Aventis and Creed Spice and Woods Updates and notes!!

    Why hasn't DavidBond007 posted yet?
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    Re: What are your most unique fragrances?

    Did anyone yet mention Paloma Picasso's Minotaure?
    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/SKU/big/MINMA25.jpg
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    Re: Creed product reviews

    When you deal with more natural materials apparently you have to be invested enough into the fragrance to turn it's application (i'm looking at you, MI and GIT) into a part-time job and carry a...
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    Re: woody perfume

    Absolutely.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur or M7?

    Well if versatility is your restriction then you should go with M7. But Musc Ravageur is totally awesome and much more exciting and awesome to me so if you don't *have* to abide by the restriction,...
  75. Re: Acqua Di Gio: Why real men would never wear it

    What's wrong with that? You do realize that if everyone was a sophisticated fragrance-wearer your puny tastes and experiences would be a lot less special and this hobby would be a lot less exciting....
  76. Re: Acqua Di Gio: Why real men would never wear it

    So much anger over a scent that in and of itself is pretty good.

    Why do the logistics of who wears what and who thinks what concern you so much?
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    Re: How many sprays of GIT?

    Even though creed atomizers technically bathe you with the fragrance, I found that there was no amount of sprays that would make the fragrance last.
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    Re: Looking for a new Fresh/Aquatic Cologne

    Bond No. 9's Fire Island :)

    Almost too much like being on the beach.
  79. Re: Truefitt & Hill Freshman vs Green Irish Tweed

    After all the countless GIT-related threads I came to the conclusion GIT vs _____ will always fail as a thread because of how strongly opinionated people are about Creed. Watch out for obligatory...
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    Re: Cologne for 18 year old

    Unreliable report, at best.

    Cologne won't make girls wet between the thighs. Doesn't work that way. Buy what you'd like.

    AdG is indeed overused but people don't know any better and unless...
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    Re: New York Fragrance Blog

    Gee, thanks :) Not much of reviews
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    Alright, whatever.

    Scorpio, like gourmands.
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    Re: What's this creed I keep hearing about

    A tremendously overrated niche house.
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    Well my implied thesis in the post was that clearly zodiac signs have nothing to do with people's preferences for fragrances and forcing a connection between the two is silly.
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    Did you know that people who created zodiac signs thought that stars were burning wheels from the chariots of the gods or something equally as stupid? Stars millions (and sometimes more) of...
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    Re: Strong pefume for men

    It was a rhetorical question. I think our friend was trying to say "Maybe gassing everyone around you isn't the best overall goal when selecting perfume." But hey, whatever wets your whistle, you...
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    Re: Strong pefume for men

    "I want mine so overpowering that almost everyone could only smell my perfume"

    Fixed it for you :)
  88. Re: "VIW" Blind buys are like a slot machine in Vegas

    VIW is perhaps one of the worst fragrances you can buy blind. Sorry to hear, man.
  89. Re: Does anybody watch Teresa's Youtube videos?

    Yeah I follow.
  90. Re: Name a fragrance that no other Basenoter has ever heard of...

    Kouros
  91. Re: Creed Sublime Vanille price just went up.. Now it is $550

    Not to feed the trolls but the large majority of posts made by DavidBond007 ARE in fact about Creed :D

    Which is totally chill, of course, since I like Bond No. 9

    ... quite a bit.
  92. How does mugler cologne deodorant compare to the actual fragrance?

    So I drunkenly ordered a MC deodorant because it seemed like a good idea at the time and I remember someone saying that the body wash and deodorant were great.

    The thing is now that it's here, I...
  93. Re: Creed Sublime Vanille price just went up.. Now it is $550

    I wonder how royal and exclusive does Creed think his company is.
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    Re: Gendarme: It Eludes Me

    Perfumed Court is a sure bet, albeit a teeny weeny bit pricy.
  95. Re: Need a sophisticated, elegant cologne for black tie events...

    Maybe you should check out Aqua Di Parma for your summer cologne needs.
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    Re: Gendarme: It Eludes Me

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products/Gendarme-for-Men-EDT__GENDARMEMEN.aspx
  97. Re: So I got a sample of Chez Bond in the mail...

    Alright so now that the day has wound down, Chez Bond definitely lasts longer. As far as the scent goes, GIT I find is overall a deeper more complex construction. It smells more mature and...
  98. Re: So I got a sample of Chez Bond in the mail...

    I feel like Green Irish Tweed is pretty damn masculine as it is. In an unexpected way. They're close enough that if you've tried GIT you've also tried Chez. However, in my humble personal opinion...
  99. So I got a sample of Chez Bond in the mail...

    ... and I couldn't stop laughing for a little bit. I'm cross-referencing it with GIT on my other wrist. I can certainly see now why so many folks are bummed out with Bond No. 9 because Chez bond is...
  100. Re: Not so sexy! Hidden chemicals in perfume and cologne

    I think people are confusing "not assessed for safety" with IT WILL KILL U OOLOPLAOLWHOF
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