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  1. Re: This is uncanny - Creed OV and Mugler Cologne

    Agreed. OV is far superior to MC, which imo is just a very simple synthetic freshness.
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    Re: Cool Water and Aspen are interchangable?

    Nor do I.
  3. Re: Would you sell a Vintage (expensive) fragrance so you could pick up a few NEWER scents ?

    If you buy fragrances to wear, I say get rid of the old unused stuff by selling and using the proceeds to buy newer things you'll actually wear. Personally can't figure on any reason to own a...
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    Poll: Re: Official retailers vs Online discounters

    I've only ever had good experiences with official retailers. Discounter/grey market yields good to slightly subpar products, but if we're talking Creed I'll have to admit I'd rather buy from...
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    95% close. Doubt anyone would disagree.
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    Wore Individuel today to work. The lavender is cheaper than OS and the cinnamon thinner (though balanced by raspberry) yet somehow it's still 95% the effect of the Creed. More brilliance from Bourdon.
  7. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Some of the far cheaper copycats are just as good.
  8. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Decent scent but not the best from Creed imo.
  9. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    Always got a lot of citrus and honey out of Kouros. The civet is more of an aside, not a main note.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    Glad to help. Keep in mind that Creed and other niche brands frequently make minor modifications to their packaging. It's how the perfume smells that matters. If it seems like something by a...
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    Re: Sometimes fragrances smell different...

    Sorry. Just doesn't happen to me.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    These shots tell me it's real with a minor flaw in the bottle matte. No worries, enjoy.
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    Re: Sometimes fragrances smell different...

    Doesn't happen to me.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    The box is legit. Got one just like it from Amazon, no Millesime on the front, but it is on the back. Mine is 100% real, but I gotta tell ya, my bottle has the batch code etched into the bottom lip...
  15. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    My "8SB1" bottle was issued December 2008. Oak moss is listed on the box. Smells terrific, but the stuff is already 7 years old. Can't speak to 2014 batches.
  16. Re: First time smelling and comparing Fahrenheit vintage and reformulated.

    Frankly find the vintage to be too loud. Not much difference in the scent of the current, but it's concentration is easier on my sinuses. Personally prefer the current version.
  17. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    At least Gianni brought us The Dreamer, a stunning scent.
  18. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    The demographic was unmistakable: people with good taste.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Do you have any other photos? Just from this one, that bottle looks fake.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I would certainly never say that Cool Water and GIT are interchangeable. Just that they are very similar to me. However, given the fact that the notes are very different for both scents, it doesn't...
  21. Re: How big of a deal is the Joop! Homme reformulation?

    Having familiarized myself with older versions of Joop! Homme, I think the main difference is in how cinnamon is handled. In the old version the cinnamon is sweet and fairly distinct. In the newer...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I'm with sdotlow on this, although I'm not "arguing" about it, simply offering my impression:

    Cool Water has always and will always be the one scent that smells most like GIT to me. Aspen, though...
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    Re: Pierre Bourdon's Top 5

    Bourdon is quoted as saying that Cool Water is the perfume he is proudest of. To me it boils down to Cool Water and Kouros with Bourdon, and no, it has never been confirmed that he is behind GIT, so...
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    Re: Is this legit Quintessence Aspen?

    This. Quintessence was purchased by Coty fairly quickly and the formula wasn't changed much, if at all, AFAICT. It doesn't seem to hold up well over time though.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Must be why it gets compared to Aspen.
  26. Re: How big of a deal is the Joop! Homme reformulation?

    Any decrease in Joop! Homme' sillage would be very welcome in most quarters.
  27. Re: Grey Vetiver new Eau de Toilette by Tom Ford

    Did not find Grey Vetiver capable of anything Guerlain Vetiver couldn't do just as well, if not better.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    To my knowledge there is no pine note in GIT.
  29. Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Jubilation XXV (scent, versatility)

    If something smells better than something else, it's automatically more versatile. Royal Oud for me. Jubilation is a mess. Literally everyone who smells it on me wrinkles their nose, and I can't...
  30. Re: Anyone here use American Crew's Body washes/Shampoos/Conditioners?

    Citrus, woods, spices, a little herbal twinge, and some amber. Slightly better than the average toiletry product line but nothing special.
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    Re: Jacques Bogart: One Man Show

    Definitely prefer Krizia Uomo over OMS.
  32. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    90% of the world has never heard of Creed. The other 10% resides here on BN.
  33. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    The original is much, much, much better. And by "original" I'm referring to the current reformulated ES. The Parfum is "interesting" but I would hesitate to endorse all the high praise it gets here...
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Brut always had a serious green whiff to it imo.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme...

    I do get tobacco in this one.
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    Re: Jovan Sex Appeal

    An excellent oriental for the price. Probably one of the more interesting uses of lavender in a men's fragrance. KL Homme bears some vague similarities in its handling of amber but is otherwise an...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Looks interesting!
  38. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    I think around holidays people buy a lot of fragrance for family and friends, which generate the sales stats (ADG being top-seller in the USA, etc.), but those who receive them rarely if ever wear...
  39. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    I'm partial to Brut. And English Leather.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Yes, they stopped making it in 2006. Nine years ago now.
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: I don't understand eau sauvage

    A decent neroli/citrus/jasmine/moss accord that smells very restrained and old-world. Definitely not for everyone.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir Vintage

    I imagine you're talking about "Taxi" here?
  44. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    True, there are documented records of late nineteenth century Pinauds. However, given the brand's propensity for exaggeration, I'd have to think their lavender water and maybe a few other grooming...
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    Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    My thoughts too. I don't really consider this a "hobby," just the act of accumulating fragrances to wear and comment on. I do it because I enjoy wearing them.
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    Re: Why must fragrances be reformulated?

    Nah, it was always a powerhouse, LOL
  47. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Seems to me the forum rules are clear. I don't mind speculative topics in threads. A little fun never hurts, as long as everyone is civil.
  48. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    I think marketing is effective in alerting people that a fragrance exists. They don't buy because of it. They buy if and only if they genuinely like how something smells, usually in the top notes....
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    Re: Why must fragrances be reformulated?

    Still get sandalwood quite clearly in Joop! Homme' base, but gotta go easy on it - really easy.
    Frags in general get reformulated all the time, but we only notice when they deliberately weaken a...
  50. Re: How can you tell if a fragrance is too "mature" for you?

    Always thought it was a silly concept.
  51. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    Pinaud was born in 1810, something tells me his perfumes aren't that old.
    For the genuinely old stuff still being made, Guerlain is it.
  52. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Seems like a stronger case for a theory that the human brain differs from person to person in how its olfactory center operates, how it interprets whatever data our noses bring to it, rather than the...
  53. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    Maybe 30% on a good year.
  54. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    I'd be more persuaded by the vibrational theory if some sort of demonstrative model that predicts odors via analysis of molecular behavior were available. So far there are no predictions of odor...
  55. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Instance #2 might account for why Creeds are so evanescent to many people.
  56. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    100,000 seems more realistic.
  57. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Thank you for answering my question.
  58. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    A lay person's question that would probably seem stupid to a scientist, but do enantiomers differ in weight? Are some pairs heavier than others?
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    Re: Caron 3rd man or Dunhill for men ?

    Caron 3rd Man
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    Right, except "bi" indicates 2.
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    Re: Is my Fahrenheit fake?

    I immediately noticed that absurdly long, curled pipe. Usually a red flag, although the rest looks ok.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Development

    Could not agree more with this. My experience has been mixed, with some wins and more losses.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    My thoughts exactly. Reformulations are likely to occur only if the current formula is hurting sales of the product - but not quite enough to warrant a discontinuation.
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    Except the original 19th century meaning of "bisexual" was "having characteristics of two genders."
  65. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    I'm inclined to believe PerfumeCollector, and was never convinced by Turin's theory, although I respect it. The vibrational theory of olfaction just never made much sense to me, because as...
  66. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I'm not especially familiar with how older men and women smell, if they wear fragrance, or not. Therefore that method of defining something is meaningless to me personally. Others may have a...
  67. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    Feelings for something can change dramatically over time. Tastes can shift. Therefore the few fragrances I don't care for remain in my collection, in the hope that one day I will like them and wear...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    Too much speculation. The IFRA itself makes the situation clear: http://http://www.ifraorg.org/Upload/Docs/22083_GD_2009_11_03_IFRA_Code_of_Practice_Dec_06.pdf
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    Re: New Creed sprayer, sprays less?

    Strange nobody made a bigger stink about these new sprayers. I think they're not as good as the old ones.
  70. Re: Underwhelming Experience with Designer Fragrances.......

    I'm hoping you didn't try these all on the same day!
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    Re: Ultimate formal work frag (read details)?

    Rive Gauche, GIT would be my suggestions!
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    Re: Article on Florals for Men

    Ironically it was originally released as "Early American Old Spice" - for women!
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    Re: Article on Florals for Men

    In this case, it's the sweeter, airier florals that men can handle, while the heavier white florals with indolic facets are a no-go, which I think is largely true.
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    I'd say he's definitely wrong. No lavender in this as far as I can tell.
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    I guess because you smell a clear, strong lavender note, that must mean there's a clear, strong lavender note in GIT. Even though I smell green apple and lemon verbena, and not a single hint of...
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    Linalool being in the list just means there's linalool - not a lavender note. In GIT it seems paired with the dihydromyrcenol in the green apple-ish top note. Between GIT and CW, I recommend getting...
  77. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    It's unique, that's for sure. Nothing before it really smelled like it, and it has had a few imitators since.
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    Re: How is Creed Windsor?

    Glad to see I'm not the only one who finds the eucalyptus note unbalanced and odd.
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    Re: Chanel pour Monsieur Concentrèe

    Not a huge fan of the concentree.
  80. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    All this synthetic oud makes me wonder why these companies even bother marketing these frags as having oud. Most people don't know what the heck oud even is, does fibbing and saying these scents...
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    Re: Olfactory terrorists brandish Aqua di Gio

    One of the guys at my workplace wears it sometimes. Smells good to me.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Lapidus Pour Homme

    Weird comparison, but Lapidus for me.
  83. Re: Estée Lauder to buy Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: your thoughts...?

    If major brands are going to buy up small niche labels, say goodbye to niche. Being made by EL means the exclusivity is gone.
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    Re: So I smelled Barbasol.....

    Barbasol aftershave is good. Better than the current cream, but not as good as stuff like skin bracer.
  85. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Pretty much my impression. Densely composed for longevity, but a total garbage scent. Not buying the hype.
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    I have a Dali Parfums version. Anyone know what the reforms are labeled under?
  87. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    Roughly $40
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    Some castoreum for me, but not a huge amount. One of the better fougeres in my collection.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    Given the fact that BdC was issued as an EDP, it very well may be a weaker reform to differentiate from the EDP.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    Sure you're not experiencing olfactory fatigue? I have yet to find a Chanel that was ever made weaker, except maybe Antaeus.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    I get 12 hours, 7-8 of them strong. Massive projection.
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    Re: Has anyone tried buying from Alibaba?

    Very sloppy reporting on the part of Shopsmart and most press on this company.
    Because foreigners aren't allowed to buy shares of Chinese corporate stock (actually owning part of a Chinese company...
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    Re: Has anyone tried buying from Alibaba?

    Alibaba had two IPOs. I encourage you to research why.

    Here's a hint: four words - "shell company" "Cayman Islands"
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    Re: Has anyone tried buying from Alibaba?

    No shares of Alibaba have ever been sold on the NYSE. Without express permission from the Chinese government, a foreigner cannot buy into the company. As long as that remains true, I doubt we'll be...
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    The current VC&A PH.
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais: A unisex?

    IMO yes, men can wear this one, no problem.
  97. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    Well said. Fragrance is an expression of personal style, and as such, an expression of self and identity, by extension. To wear an obviously feminine scent is making a statement. Don't be surprised...
  98. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    That's it in a nutshell. "You mean you don't have a bottle of (any discontinued frag) yet? You don't know what you're missing!"
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    Re: Joop Nightflight

    Wasn't it by Pierre Bourdon?
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I'd say the Rive Gauche is worth getting, although for a great "barbershop" effect I think Clubman is better.
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