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  1. [CONUS] Re: Green Irish Tweed, Original Santal and Various Decants for Sale! Prices Lowered 7/11

    Bump! Prices lowered
  2. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I am in agreement regarding Creeds in general. I find them to smell very natural, even though I know they're not. It's turned me off from a lot other fragrances as a result.

    In agreement about...
  3. [CONUS] Green Irish Tweed, Original Santal Sale! Prices Lowered 7/11

    Two Creeds on the sale block!

    Green Irish Tweed 100ml - 98%, Full Presentation - $180 shipped
    Original Santal 100ml - Full Presentation/Brand New in Box - $150 - shipped


    PM for pics or with...
  4. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Memo Winter Palace - liked it a ton on the card, got a sample and will test it out but could see this being on a short list for a full bottle purchase soon. The bottle is also drool worthy - gorgeous...
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    Re: Storing your Scents

    I keep my decants in my walk in closet on a shelf. It's protected from natural light, but the temperature swings a lot, so I keep my full bottles in the bottom drawer of a large dresser. The temp is...
  6. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    I literally thought there was something spammy that the mods hadn't caught yet. Laughing my ass off here (no pun intended).
  7. Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    Agree with the LV releases. Afternoon Swim or Sun Song would be a great addition. $250 each.
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    Re: Older Creed VIW Needed.

    I have no clue why someone would spend $500 on a 13 year old batch of a fragrance that has citrus top notes. Seems like a massive gamble.

    I have a 2017 batch that is nicely balanced between lime...
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly Sedley

    I smelled this over the weekend at Nordstrom. It's nice, definitely fresh. Didn't really move me at all, but someone looking for that type of fragrance from this house will probably be pleased.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I've worn the sample twice now. It doesn't do much for me. It reminds me fleetingly of Mandarino di Amalfi, but I far prefer the Tom Ford.

    I'll keep wearing the sample and trying it out, but at...
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I think Grand Soir is more masculine. I find Ambre Nuit easier to wear. I wear AN to work...Not sure about wearing GS to the office.

    Love both just for different reasons.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I finally got my hands on a sample and smelled this on a strip at Neiman Marcus today. The opening/top reminds me a ton of Aventus, but it’s definitely lighter. I need to get a couple wearings to get...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    I think it would be cool to do something literary, akin to imaginary authors, but more along the lines of a single series based on one thing. The first example that comes to mind would be based of...
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    Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    I was going to mention this, or the Eau Electrique flanker, which I also thought was pretty good.
  15. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    I think the sillage of certain fragrances smells better than it does to me up close. Aventus sadly falls in this category for me. I like it on myself, but it's spectacular in the air/on others. I...
  16. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    A fascinating topic for sure. Someone above said nothing is truly, fairly priced and I’d tend to agree with that. I do think exclusivity plays a role in this for a lot of people, but in this...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I wore VIW today at work, and when I came home, I hit a couple more sprays of that to refresh, and also added two sprays of Aventus. I don’t normally do a ton of layering, but I’m a huge fan of this...
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Heavy Summer Rotation:

    Millesime Imperial
    Virgin Island Water
    Mandarino di Amalfi
    Sun Song

    Not worn as often but definitely a part of the summer rotation:

    Royal Oud
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Interesting, and good to know! I was initially buying decants from sellers here, and I've transitioned to buying full, often times brand new bottles of things I like. My first two GIT batches had...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I personally think yes, it is. I’ve had GIT from 2014, 2016 and 2018 and all have been good performers for me. Others here will disagree and tell you to get as old of a batch as you can.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I have a 100ml 18J01. I haven’t had performance issues with it generally, though I do go nose blind if I wear it often. I do think it’s changed a bit over the couple months I’ve had it. Initially the...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I haven't smelled it yet, but I will say, this hand wringing was also very prevalent when Viking was released. "THIS SUCKS! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS THE BEST THEY COULD DO!" was the general consensus,...
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Creed: Green Irish Tweed, Virgin Island Water, Royal Oud

    There are other houses that I could do if I absolutely had to, but the three Creeds above I all genuinely love and would be able to make it...
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    From the list, I'd use a light application of the sample of Oud Satin Mood.

    From my collection, I'd wear Grand Soir to the Opera.
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    Re: Seeking opinion about Tom Ford.

    Initially I wasn't a huge fan of Tom Ford fragrances. Not sure why. As I've gotten my nose on more and more of them, there are a lot that I really love. I own 12 TFPBs, the most from any single house...
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    BR540 is entirely synthetic, so I think the odds of batch variation are minimal. This one is, however, in the Anosmia hall of fame, so it's possible you're just nose blind after 2-3 hours.
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Ambre Nuit by Dior is my vote.
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    I want to smell/sample this before buying, but if I like it, I could be down with that.
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    This is interesting to me - I signed up for their website this morning after seeing your recommendation. Shipping is insane (under the threshold), but even with the crazy shipping it works out to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

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    Re: You Have Some Explaining To Do!

    I played tennis is high school, and recreationally in college as well. My best shot was always my serve, which was fast. In tennis terms, that's a "Big Server". Hence, the name was born.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

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    Re: Best (and Worst) Looking Bottles

    I really like the Louis Vuitton bottles, especially the new, colorful Les Cologne offerings. Pretty minimalist design, but heavy, great magnetic caps and sprayers. The look great in the collection:
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  34. Re: Which Fragrance Product Names Do You Think Are Great?

    I like the Imaginary Authors names for sure. I also like the new "cologne" releases from Louis Vuitton. I guess I like names that are descriptive rather than just "Blah Blah pour Homme"
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    LV Sun Song - Picked up a 100ml today. I'll be giving it to my wife as a Mother's Day gift, because she loves it. Luckily I really like it too and will be wearing it as well. Dual purpose gift!...
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I do not like BDP much at all. I love Royal Oud. Seems I'm in the minority here. YMMV.
  37. Re: Please recommend me some woody frags with less sweet for warm seasons

    Agreed. Especially in a drier climate. I wear RO here in AZ all spring and summer, even when it tops 100 F.
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I have a 100ml 18J01 which I find very good. I had a 2016 that smelled really similar. I do think there's a hair more violet in the 2018 batch, but overall scent is really similar and longevity is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

    SOTD: LV Cactus Garden - I love this whole collection

    SOTE: Leather Oud - I am coming around on this. A year ago I couldn’t imagine wanting to wear it. Now I really appreciate it and am getting to...
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    Re: 20 fragrances for life

    Haven't done this list in a while, and I feel like my tastes have changed, so I'll give it another go, in no order:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Jubilation XXV
    Mandarino di Amalfi
    Ambre Nuit
    Viking...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

    LV Cactus Garden today.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Lol this is an entirely different fragrance. They must want it to sell well if they’re hitching it to the Aventus name. Wonder how it will smell...June isn’t that far away I guess.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

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  44. Re: Three Latest Louis Vuitton Fragrances Now Available!

    Wore Cactus Garden and Sun Song today off of samples. I liked Afternoon Swim best in store but they didn’t have a sample. I really like all three of these. Probably going to be problematic for my...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th April, 2019

    SOTE - LV Sun Song from a sample
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th April, 2019

    LV Cactus Garden off of a sample today.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    You're still enjoying all three? How's longevity been for you? I got samples of Cactus Garden and Sun Song, but they were out of Afternoon Swim so I'm not able to test it on skin yet. Wearing Cactus...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th April, 2019

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    All three of the new Louis Vuitton summer fragrances wowed me today. I especially liked afternoon swim, but enjoyed all three and think they could all be bottle worthy.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    I like powdery stuff generally, I really love reflection man for instance. But on me LE was wayyyy more powdery than reflection. Overkill to me.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    Funny how different noses are and how people’s skin differs. I had the opposite reaction here. Huge, powdery bomb, any “clean” lavender subsided after 15 seconds and it turned into a literal powder...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

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    Re: Tom Ford lavender extreme

    This did not work for me at all. It’s a really sharp Lavender for the first 30 seconds, and then on me at least, it becomes a powdery bomb. Longevity and sillage were outstanding. My wife hated it...
  55. Thread: Polo Sport

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    Re: Polo Sport

    This was THE middle/high school dance fragrance of choice when I was young. Polo Sport brings back strong memories. I am sure it sucks now and probably didn’t smell any better back then, but we...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th April, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

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  58. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I am really happy for you that you're so excited to get it, but this literally made me lol. I can't wait for the second Basenotes subform, dedicated to "Office for Men", with a 500 page thread on...
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    Re: layton questions

    Others have disagreed, but I wear Layton to the office a couple times a month. I go 2-3 sprays, and I think it's a perfectly acceptable office scent. As far as time to wear it, it's a year rounder...
  60. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    I think they use real Ambergris, in exactly the way you describe. I just got a 2018 100ml GIT new bottle, and the card inside says "our use of precious ingredients, including real ambergris" etc....
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    Re: layton questions

    PdM as a whole gets a decent amount of flak here for a variety of reasons, but Layton is a winner. Performs well, smells good, crowd pleaser. I don't find it similar to any of the Allure Homme line,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

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    14L01 today
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th April, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th April, 2019

    Creed Viking today
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th April, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

    It was disappointing. I know the Private Blend line has its fair share of detractors here, but I’m a big fan of a few, and the LE bottle was drool worthy. However, the fragrance on me at least was a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

    For the evening

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

    Sampling Lavender Extreme again today. Confirming it’s not for me. Kind of a powdery mess.
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    Re: Your work fragrance?

    I’m a sales director for a tech company. Casual office. I wear 90%+ of what I own to work. The only things I have that I won’t wear to the office are Tobacco Oud, Leather Oud, Oud Satin Mood, Lys...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th April, 2019

    Sampling Lavender Extreme from Tom Ford tonight.
  72. Re: Most unapologetically masculine scent currently on the market

    It's not inexpensive, but Leather Oud certainly fits that bill.
  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Smelled the new Tom Ford Lavender Extreme today - my Tom Ford contact at Saks also hooked me up with a 4ml sample, which was very generous.

    When first sprayed it is straight up lavender. It...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th April, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

    Mandarino di Amalfi this fine Thursday
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

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  78. Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Always surprising to hear people say the performance on this is poor. VIW is one of my best performing Creed fragrances. I routinely get 10+ hours off of it, and the projection is also excellent....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

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    Re: Poseidon Elixer 11z

    Can't believe I missed this all those months ago. Perhaps the funniest thing ever written on this website.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th April, 2019

    I will do my best to get one. The bottle is drool worthy, so I should hope I don’t like the scent. That way I won’t be tempted to buy it lol. I’ll see if my SA can hook it up.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th April, 2019

    Um, cool! I need to reach out to my Tom Ford SA and see if I can get a sample. How do you like it?
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  85. Re: What's the current formulation of Creed MI like?

    Get it. That's a good deal and performance is fine IMO. I have some from 2017 and performance is good for me. I get 7-8 hours off of it easily with 3-4 sprays. I have also sampled off a 2018 bottle...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th April, 2019

    Amouage Reflection Man
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th April, 2019

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    Evening - Byredo Biblioteque - got a couple of 2ml samples and I’m trying it out.
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    Re: What is the WORST TF Private Blend?

    Yeah I gathered that from your post, was just weighing in on it. I hope you love it too!
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    Re: What is the WORST TF Private Blend?

    Lost Cherry, for me at least, is phenomenal. I also like Tobacco Vanille, which many here have said is their "worst". It's all very subjective. For me it the worst would probably be Vanille Fatale,...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Pulled the trigger today on Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Sun

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    Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Congratulations on your ongoing sobriety! That's an awesome achievement.

    Here are my favorite summer scents, in no particular order:

    Virgin Island Water
    Millesime Imperial
    Mandarino di Amalfi...
  94. Re: Three Latest Louis Vuitton Fragrances Now Available!

    Sounds good - will look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

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  96. Re: Three Latest Louis Vuitton Fragrances Now Available!

    Hednic have you sampled or bought these yet? I know you really liked a lot of the LV offerings. Many of the original releases were interesting to me but I haven't explored much deeper.
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    Re: Next blind buy - summer scent

    Bleu de Chanel is hard to go wrong with, but it's really common. If you're looking for a summer scent that's a little different, the new D&G Light Blue Sun flanker could be a good option. That's been...
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    Re: Help a newb with Creed pointers

    Performance is in the eye (on the body?) of the beholder. I get excellent performance from both MI and SMW. MI is my SOTD and I applied it 8.5 hours ago and can still smell it. It projects for 3-4...
  99. Re: Fragrance that Smells Like Vanilla Beans

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille from Guerlain would probably be my vote here.
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    Re: Mefisto gentiluomo vs Creed MI?

    Royal Oud is also outstanding, but very, very different from MI. I own and love both, but they fill very totally roles within a wardrobe IMO.
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