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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    Maybe Nuit d'Etoile by Annick Goutal. Pine & citrus.
  2. Thread: Alaia

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    Re: Alaia

    Still waiting for it to hit the stores here :/
  3. Thread: Alaia

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    Re: Alaia

    Interesting. Lots of blogs are fawning over it, but I can't get past that it's "just another design scent" and will probably smell like all the others.
  4. Thread: Alaia

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    Alaia

    Has anyone tried this yet? I love his designs...I thought they might have it at the Bay in Toronto (since they carry his clothing), but I haven't seen it yet.
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    Re: Aesop , What do you think about this brand ?

    Toooooo smelly.

    Nice perfumes though (Mystra in particular).
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    Wanting to try this and the blue one.
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    Re: Nombre Noir - Vintage Question

    It's very indicative of the state of female fragrances in the 80's - huge musky rose. It just happens to differ in that it uses great ingredients and has a darkness that others lack.

    I would have...
  8. Re: Rappers Delight - Bond No.9 and Hip Hop Culture

    I remember when Salt n Pepa had a reality show - Pepa had about a dozen Bond bottles sitting on her bathroom counter.

    I guess if Creed works with mostly dead celebrities/royalty, Bond has to work...
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    Re: Does the current HR edp have an oud note?

    When the EDP was first launched (to my recollection anyway), it did have a pronounced oud note in the drydown.

    The current version does not have any oud note to my nose.
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    Re: Tuberose and white floral for man

    I would say either Lutens' Cedre (which I find rather cloying, but it has its fans, and is basically a tuberose scent, despite the name).

    Otherwise - Vierges et Toreros by Etat Libre d'Orange....
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    Re: Your Favourite ISO E Super Scents

    I don't catch much of it in RP (the old version anyway). It's probably there, but it doesn't jump out at you (imo).
  12. Thread: Creed Trademark?

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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    It could be that they're just not policing their marks, which is not uncommon. Some companies are very vigilant about the use of their marks, some can't be bothered, or don't want to spend the $$.
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    Re: Your Favourite ISO E Super Scents

    my favs would be Poivre Samarkande and Chene
  14. Thread: Creed Trademark?

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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    Trademarks happen to be my specialty (keeping in mind I'm Canadian).

    Creed does not, in the US, own a trademark for Green Irish Tweed. The only product trademarks they own are for MILLESIME, CREED...
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    Re: Chanel smelling "Sticks"

    I think they're ceramic...I recall the SA saying they regularly spray them and that they're porous.
  16. Thread: De Profundis

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    Re: De Profundis

    I think it's stunning, and I would gladly wear it if I owned a bottle.

    When the initial reviews came out for La Religieuse, many had made comparisons....unfortunately I found LR to be a bit dull.
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    Re: Choose. But choose carefully...

    Etat Libre d'Orange
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Isn't birch tar use restricted?
  19. Re: Lavender - what is wrong with my nose? Some smell like the plant, some smell weird and gross

    I guess I should have mentioned that I'm aware of the (generally) 2 different lavenders used - the minty/herbal lavender, and the imortell-y, caramalized lavender. The "gross" lavenders I'm referring...
  20. Lavender - what is wrong with my nose? Some smell like the plant, some smell weird and gross

    So I love lavender (plant). Some great lavenders I've come across that reflect the plant well are Caldey's; Caron PUH, etc.

    But then there are some others that I should love, but the lavender just...
  21. Re: What is the best "Buy It Now" deal going on eBay right now?

    Links for the Odoris?
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Is linalool considered a natural?
  23. Re: There is only 1 of every fragrance left in the world

    duh

    http://i61.tinypic.com/2ch18oo.jpg
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Sounds about right.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Did it smell like dehydrated cucumbers? If so, that's accurate.

    Adding Love in White. This made me run away screaming.
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    Re: What is your mother's signature ????

    Kenzo Kashaya. Or as she calls it, the one one in the weird pearly-tree bottle.
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    Re: Timbuktu hmmm Egoiste ?

    Timbuktu - vetiver/incense/vinegar
    Egoiste - sandalwood/fruit/herbs

    imo

    Not sure what how long you've been in the perfume game, but I find that when you start out, you'll find similarities...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Save for it, there's nothing else like it!
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    Re: What does the group think about these notes?

    If they have to add that many adjectives to the notes, it's usually a bad sign.
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Archives 69 by ELDO. Mentholated prunes...like nothing I've ever smelled before.
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    Re: I miss the 1000fragrances blog :(

    Thanks! He definitely sells this one!
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    Re: Your Favorite Ouds

    Xerjoff's Gao and Armani Prive Oud Royal are my favs.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    The new Narciso is very good (maybe better than its predecessor). The Chanel is okay...I wouldn't go so far as to praise it, but it's better than usual.
  34. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    I think someone is selling them for some crazy inflated prices on ebay!

    I didn't find the "synthetic" series to be all that appealing - interesting, but not appealing.
  35. Re: Looking for age appropriate, light men's scent for work

    Subtle favs - Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the concentree, the regular); Mugler Cologne; Guerlain Vetiver.

    I personally disagree with the Dolce & Gabanna recommendations - I don't find anything light...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Night - Oud release

    I've been wanting to try this for ages...don't care how much it costs (even if I can't afford it).
  37. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    Anything from the Incense Series. Ourzazate is my fav, but all are excellent.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Love the colour of the bottle, congrats!
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    Re: Why no 'dislike' button for reviews?

    The only reason someone would "dislike" a review around here is because they disagree - which isn't relevant on an editorial review. Just because you don't like their stance doesn't make it a bad...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    http://i57.tinypic.com/r2vziu.jpg

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2qisoyp.jpg
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    Re: Fake Creed on Ebay - Aventus

    http://toolhaus.org/

    Always check recent reviews. The ones on ebay are always bs.
  42. Thread: Guerlain Mitsouko

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    Re: Guerlain Mitsouko

    I would agree with this ^ assessment. If it contains perfume (which I believe it would if it tells you the alcohol content), and because it's sealed, I would guess it would be worth several hundred...
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    Re: female members lacking

    Honestly, I "can't even" with the batch numbers. CANT EVEN.
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    Re: female members lacking

    I wish there was more diversity here...I used to read the POL forum, but I think that is no more. I guess the gals are talking on Facebook or Makeupalley? They're not on Reddit either, that fragrance...
  45. Thread: Str8

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    Re: Str8

    Can we let this thread die now?
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    Re: Biblically rich scents.

    Have you tried ELDO's Archives 69 (by Christine Nagel)? I think it might be up your alley.
  47. Re: Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesim

    You'd have to send them to those of us that don't give a #$(&.

    There are two scenarios - either Creed is doing a crappy job at they only thing they have to do, ie - make perfume, and make it...
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    Re: Serge Lutens In TK MAXX

    I see a lot of Creed and Bond (in Canada), the occasional Guerlain and L'Artisan....but I would probably audibly squeel if I saw a Lutens. I imagine they'll be hitting eBay soon enough.
  49. Re: Where can I find Cartier's Les Heures line in Paris?

    Probably at Cartier.
  50. Can someone explain S-Perfume / A Lab On Fire to me??

    I bought a bottle of S-ex from S-Perfume years ago, as well as a little bottle of 100% Love.

    Recently, someone passed on a sample of Rose Rebelle Respawn, and it's basically the same scent as 100%...
  51. Re: Recommend me something for ~30°C like F32 opening

    i find F32 pretty minty before the oriental drydown. something to think about.
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    Re: Anything close to Chanel Egoiste?

    Mauboussin's Histoire d'Eau is very similar and can be found cheaply online great bottle too.
  53. Thread: A Unisex Peach?

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    Re: A Unisex Peach?

    Osmanthus by The Different Company or Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche.
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain for a woman?

    Beautiful on any sex.
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    Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    Impossible! They're expensive!
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    Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    Yup...I smelled it, loved it, and bought it. In that order.

    Point?
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    Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    funny how so many opinions can be said of scents that theyve not even smelled yet.
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    Re: Splitting, what's in it for them?

    I would imagine that someone who buys every bottle, in the largest size available, regularly, would get some nice gifts from the retailers (or at least they should).
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    Re: What's the fastest way to lose belly fat?

    Targeted weight loss isn't realistic. But sugar consumption has alleged links with belly fat. So cut back on sugar.
  60. Re: How many sprays is too much for Cool Water for Men

    Only when wearing Cool Water.
  61. Re: Looking for an interesting version of Diors "Patchouli Impérial"

    There's a strange "fresh" note in Patchouli Imperial that bothers me. My patchoulis of choice are ELdO's Nombril Immense or Lutens Borneo.
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    Re: Suggestions for MFK sample pack

    I don't understand the love for his first oud - it's a fluffy, fruity floral with virtually no detectable oud note. Even as a non-oud perfume, it's not good.
  63. Re: Une Fleur de Cassie - should I go for older or new?

    This happens to be one of my favourites.

    That being said, I wouldn't judge anything before/after bed - you're perspiring, rubbing against sheets, etc.

    As for reformulation, yes, it happened,...
  64. Re: How many sprays is too much for Cool Water for Men

    It makes me sad that these types of questions continue on this board.

    Is my skirt too short if everyone can see my bum?

    It's snowing out - what colour bikini should I wear?

    How hot do I make...
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    Montale Red Aoud. I had a tiny sample with a few drops...I loved it. Then I got a bottle and sprayed it on - it's SO STRONG and lasts FOREVER. I find it overwhelming. Godzilla in red shoes.
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    Re: IFRA Regulations - A simple question

    One word - liability. (another word - insurance)
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    Re: Possible Fake Creed from FRAGRANCENET?

    Omg search.
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    Re: Brilliant combinations - 2-note accords

    Caron Pour Un Homme is a great example.
  69. Re: How Do You Rate The Aqua Allegoria Line Of Fragrances From Guerlain ?

    The only one I own is Ylang Vanille, which has long been discontinued.It's okay, but not something I reach for often.

    Of the more current ones - I liked Jasminora (again, d/c'd), Teazurra is...
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    Brilliant combinations - 2-note accords

    I'm wearing Jasmin & Cigarette today, and I can't help but think of how genius this accord is. I'm sure it takes more than 2 actual ingredients, but in general, what are some other 2-note accords...
  71. Re: Serge Lutens: Chypre Rouge vs. Fille en Aiguilles

    to me, CR is a cherry-immortelle, while FeA is a sweet-pine. they share similar notes, but CR isnt nearly as sharp and heady. Im probably one of the few that prefers CR...its more wearable to me.
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    Re: Recieved my Tauer samples today

    I want to love his stuff...he seems so genuine. Alas, the whole lot I've tried were in desperate need of dilution. You can't smell the intricacies and details when there's no room between the notes,...
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Ambre Nuit isn't really an amber to my nose, as much as an elaborate woody-amber (as in a synthetic molecule).
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Huh...I thought Silences was discontinued years ago.
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    Re: Is No 5 truly the world's most sold fragrance?

    I suspect this is a case of recent reformulations - it really is something spectacular in its "true" form - sparkling aldehydes, rich floral heart, beautiful musky sandalwood drydown. I'm glad I...
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    Re: Is No 5 truly the world's most sold fragrance?

    I disagree - but possibly (and probably) because the bottles I have are a few years old. I also find it's something that has to be sprayed, otherwise you don't get the same punch. It's really not a...
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    Re: Is No 5 truly the world's most sold fragrance?

    Who knows...not sure if you can trust any company's marketing, but it's definitely in the top 10.

    Whether or not you've heard it discussed IRL probably depends on your peers and possibly age.
  78. Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2015 ?

    I've received several mentions when wearing Rossy de Palma and Jasmin & Cigarette (ELDO) and Gao (Xerjoff).
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    Re: Chanel no 5 question

    I would imagine a cheaper rose oil...

    This is a unique case because there are markedly different formulas for each concentration of No. 5, and Chanel willfully discloses this, so to up to...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne s note???

    That's the farthest reach idea I've heard thus far.

    I'm sure they're just trying to be provocative and insinuate semen....the only thing in Mugler cologne is musk, which I guess could go soapy or...
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    Re: Rose-Patchouli Compositions

    Etat Libre Rossy de Palma. :)
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    I dont really feel their marketing to be an attempt at humour...its an attitude, take it or leave it I guess. I stay for the scents, which are impressive. When the line was released in 06, much of...
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    Re: Value of empty 50 ml By Kilian bottles ?

    I think it would depend on the scent - and the buyer of course. I would never buy the retail bottle when the refills are so much more economical, but I'd always want the official bottle if I could...
  84. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Hey Luca - it would be great to hear your impressions of Etat Libre's latest offerings. I found your initial reviews of their collection spot-on, and would love to hear what you think of the...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    I was hoping to get this nifty red cap...alas, it's just grey like the others...and my soul. :(

    http://i61.tinypic.com/mlj9c7.jpg
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    Re: New Mancera Fragrance! Aoud Blue Notes!!

    ^ you forgot to mention if you could smell the lion. ;)
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    Re: Looking for a fruity woody fragrance

    It's been mentioned twice - but the Lutens bois line sounds perfect. Any of them (save for Un Bois Sepia...which is terrible).
  88. Re: The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    ^ something about the Hermes Voyage bottle bothers me...I feel like once you swipe the metal bit around to the "close" position, it should feel more secure. I know it's probably not technically...
  89. Thread: Speech Police

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    Re: Speech Police

    This is a good opportunity to remind everyone that the forum has an "ignore" feature.

    Click on the offending user's name > View Profile > Add to Ignore List.
  90. Re: Costume National Scent Intense & ELDO Rien - Similarities here

    It seems to me, from the recent reviews I've read of Rien, that ELDO changed the formula (drastically!), and released Rien Incense Intense to satisfy those of us who know better. Purely guesswork on...
  91. Re: Costume National Scent Intense & ELDO Rien - Similarities here

    I read that Rien has been reformulated and completely changed...I only know the old, but maybe the new one has similarities?
  92. Thread: Speech Police

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    Re: Speech Police

    This post is clearly intended only to stir the pot - "raped"? Niche/designer, whatever, but rape? Yes, that could easily offend someone and shouldn't be thrown around lightly. While we're at it,...
  93. Re: The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    ^ will look into it!

    Can't believe I forgot about Lubin...gorgeous bottles:

    http://i59.tinypic.com/i357p3.jpg

    http://i60.tinypic.com/vmripj.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Fig, Fig and Fig...Which one is for you?

    L'Artisan for me.
  95. Re: The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    ^ that is lovely. I can't believe I haven't tried anything by Grossmith yet.

    I wasn't a fan of Kingdom, but the parfum bottle that opened/closed...beautiful:

    http://i57.tinypic.com/2wozvr5.jpg
  96. Re: The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    A few more I'm fond of:

    Mugler's "Cuir" series:
    http://i58.tinypic.com/16lwaaw.jpg

    Youth Dew Amber Nude - something about Tom Ford's finely ribbed bottles speaks to me:...
  97. Re: why did black opium win fragrance of the year award??

    The same reason why crap movies win awards - politics/money.
  98. Re: The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    http://i62.tinypic.com/29xx349.jpg
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    Does anyone else find similarities between Afternoon of a Faun and Chanel No. 18?
  100. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    I hope Turin updates "The Guide". It continues to be a reference for all fragrance purchases/thoughts (prior to a certain date, of course).
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