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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I'm not a fan of just using the last 3 because the last 3 digits may repeat after a couple of years. The safest way to shorten is the last 5. The first and second digits of the last 5 are the...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    It's very wearable, and it does much better in heat than its predecessor! I'm not sure how I feel about it in a VERY hot situation since the base still has some warmth, but it's definitely not...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    If I recall Jean Claude Ellena's book correctly, perfumers need to note the batch in some way, either on the box or on the bottle. After reading that I noticed it does seem to be common practice. I...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    Odd I don't get jasmine out of it, but for all of Creed's over-the-top notes and descriptions, I feel like they usually leave a lot of notes out that you might discover on your own. In the case of...
  5. Re: [WORLDWIDE] creed, amouage, tom ford, herod, frederic malle, The One EDP, discontinued frags!!!

    Royal Mayfair just arrived, very nicely-packaged, came in pretty fast too. Thanks!
  6. Re: CONFUSED ABOUT L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme / Eau de Parfum

    You missed "It smells good" lol! A lot of people just think it smells good. Sometimes it's just that simple.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Whoever wrote that list of good and bad batches really needs to re-do pretty much all of it. 11X02 is listed as a legendary batch and as a good batch? 15Q01 is a "Bad" batch? Confused!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    That does sound great. In my opinion 13z01 truly was blackcurrant heavy though with far too little pineapple but I think I get what you mean. Hope I get to try some before it's all gone.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Wow I'm seeing a lot of great things about 15x01!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Huh I swore Nieman Marcus had a batch number on it? Odd! Does it look like the tester bottles are produced without a batch code intentionally or is it scratched off or removed?
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I most certainly consider it year-round. My opinion of it as a scent in general differs from most people though. To me it is not a "cool" scent, it's a comfortable scent that kind of feels like a...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'm really happy for the person who just got 15Q01. It's a holy grail batch for me. Give it a week too, it's amazing. There's a bit of rose but I didn't find it too much at all. And side-by-side I...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I don't think it's quite that simple. Grey market just means it isn't being sold directly by Creed or an authorized dealer. There are grey market sellers right in France so location and destination...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Don't you love finding that "holy grail" batch? Mine's a 2015 batch. I sprayed it on at 1:00pm yesterday and woke up at 9:00am and could still smell ambergris and a bit of vanilla. I've never tried a...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'm going to jump in again and mention that Aventus seems to use Ambroxan which lasts for weeks on paper.

    Hmm I'd be curious about opinions on the best 2015 batch! I think it would quickly turn...
  16. Re: [WORLDWIDE] creed, amouage, tom ford, herod, frederic malle, The One EDP, discontinued frags!!!

    I found it much sweeter than I expected, definitely part of the A*MEN family. It smelled good, but way too sweet for summer. I might have been expecting something more like a cologne, a bright and...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It's pretty fantastic!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Wow where'd all that rudeness come from?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    It's more than woods though. It's distinctly charred to me. And I think a big difference could be whether it's smoky up top or a while later. I haven't sampled nearly as many batches as others...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I spray my skin but I make sure to get some on my clothes too. It definitely clings to clothes better. I'll often become unable to smell it after 3-4 hours but it's still there, guaranteed. Sure skin...
  21. Re: [WORLDWIDE] creed, amouage, tom ford, herod, frederic malle, The One EDP, discontinued frags!!!

    Can I jump in for 10ml of Royal Mayfair? Thanks!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    15Q01 - 12 hours yesterday. And that's 12 hours that I could smell myself. I've never experienced a 2-hour batch, especially not on clothes. That's not to say that one doesn't exist but it would...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    You'll have to talk to them directly. They'll have mote them one batch at a time depending on the location and such. The first time I ordered Aventus from them was last year and it was a late 2013...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    12 sprays?! I was wondering why the earth itself has started smelling like a pineapple, guess it was just you :oP

    I wear two sprays and drown people out. After 8 hours at work I'll visit my...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I'd say keep it. There's no way ambergris is no longer the base note.
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    Re: Guerlain homme or set sail st barts

    Well I'm a bit late here...but Guerlain is sold in more places than you'd think. I believe Sephora has carried their stuff before, almost any mall perfume shop will carry Shalimar, Nordstrom's...
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    Poll: Re: Whats the verdict on Royal Mayfair?

    Definitely a great scent. From reading about it beforehand I was not expecting the smell itself at all but I came around to it after successive wearings. Not a masterpiece, there are very few...
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Yes and no. There are some oils that you don't want more concentrated than just 10%. Some could even work at 1%. When I'm making just quick rough "sketches" I might not use diluted oils for most...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I think the dihydromyrcenol in GIT is blended with other florals and goodies. Cereus 7 is much more straightforward. I've always felt GIT was the refined good boy and Cereus 7 was the rough bad boy...
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    I thought it was pretty clearly explained.
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    Much to my dismay! I think everyone has some scents that everyone around them loves and won't stop talking about but they just don't get it. That's what Terre d'Hermes is for me. I love the list...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Hey Aventus buddy. My two cents: Cool Water was a scrubber on me and GIT is my ultimate comfort or rainy day scent. Yes there are many similarities, but I don't really get calone from GIT and I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I get almost no more smoke from 13Z01 than 15Q01. It's a bit darker because as others have said there's more blackcurrant in the opening. It's not very heavy on pineapple. I like my 2015 batch much...
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    Re: Minty ; prefer Peppermint ?

    Well I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of Guerlain Homme, either the original or the Intense version. I think the crushed mint in the original is beautiful though.
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    CW was a scrubber. I wear GIT all the time. It's just better. As for the price, on the one hand it's expensive considering how much of it is a cheap synthetic, but on the other hand my batch has this...
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    Re: So How Many of You Have Not Smelled Kouros?

    There's no need to blind buy almost anything, between myperfumesamples and theperfumedcourt ;o) I'll put fragrances in my wishlist one at a time and then buy a bunch of them at a time. It's like...
  37. Re: Shalimar EDT, EDC, EDP, Parfum for a man to wear

    I DEFINITELY don't think feminine means boring or bland! I believe the line between genders has been so obscured over time that gender labels are basically obsolete. Now there are things that...
  38. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    It's just a versatile workhorse fragrance. I don't need to worry about its longevity, or about the weather or temperature, and it's pretty inoffensive (especially at the 1-2 sprays max that I use)...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Sound advice. Please do this, tmoran!

    I'm not surprised that woody batches apparently get more compliments. Aventus was already a compliment-getter, but Timbersilk and Iso E project well. So it's...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    He's so right. I wore Aventus very regularly for a while (because it was universally loved at work and if I stopped to think about what scent I'm in the mood for I'd literally never get to work) but...
  41. Re: Shalimar EDT, EDC, EDP, Parfum for a man to wear

    I have tried the current EDP and a vintage EDT. I can't recommend the EDP enough! The EDP is complex and smoky with enough of a rubbery smell to be perfectly wearable by a man. The EDT, though,...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Aah yes I see what you mean now. Not that it would surprise me if people who sell fakes DO frequent these forums, perhaps not as active members but just to see what's being said.

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  43. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Just differing opinions. It's sweet and pleasant in my opinion.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Big disagree! I don't want the exact same amount of juice every time, I liked being able to control it. With the old sprayer I was able to just apply a small amount to certain areas. With the new...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Wow I don't get nearly that much projection out of it. I have a beautifully floral batch that projects a bit but enough that I can spray on quite a bit before it "goes nuclear"!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I can't imagine any member of this forum being unfamiliar with the name Creed.

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    I agree that 2015 is a great year for fruity. I haven't tried any 14s but according to...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I use two sprays. Even with the big Creed sprayer, one is still not quite enough.



    Give it a week or two before judging how potent it is!
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I wouldn't say it's "nothing" like Cool Water, however as a guy who hates Cool Water and loves GIT you might be surprised at how certain things that smell terrible in Cool Water smell amazing in GIT...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Hmm, I believe Monsieur Guerlain keeps track of these.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Yeah, we're RIGHT on the same page then, just using different words.

    LOL I heard all about how expensive CPEED is, prestigious Franch perfumery. He thinks it smells bad because his nose doesn't...
  51. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, similar to D&G The One and Dior Homme?

    Aah. I was looking at the title lol. Well that confuses things even more!
  52. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, similar to D&G The One and Dior Homme?

    My issue isn't just with projection, the scent itself isn't for me.
  53. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, similar to D&G The One and Dior Homme?

    I've tried DH, DHI, and some of the colognes and the Sport flanker that they'd have up in department stores. It's never been "bad" and I didn't mean it to sound like it's poorly-made but to say it's...
  54. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, similar to D&G The One and Dior Homme?

    Wow, BIG disagree here. I'm 26. LIDG is fantastic, Dior Homme smells more like a woman's perfume. The women I work with have never complimented DH (19, 20, and 34 years old) but go on about LIDG...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    I want to try it, but reading all these amazing things I almost don't. I don't want to fall in love with a limited edition! Sounds amazing though.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'm wearing the old 13Z01 in your honor today, it's been a couple of months since I've worn it so I figured why not make sure my memory isn't failing me. This is a very good batch and I see why...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Interesting I get almost no smoke from it. I'm comparing to a 2012 batch though so maybe that's why. Small hint of smoke maybe. That's probably my least favorite batch.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I have 13Z01 and 15Q01 at the moment and didn't get much leather from 13Z01. Not much smoke either. There's a lot of blackcurrant in the 13 and the pineapple is gone almost instantly. I get more...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I have to disagree. I currently have a 2013 bottle and 2015. The 2013 was a light smoke batch and the 2015 not only has more leather in the drydown but it doesn't have significantly less smoke at...
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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    Mine definitely did. It was a 2013 batch I bought in 2014, but now in 2015 I'm really appreciating it, more than I ever did before. It could be "letting air in" like with most Creeds but it could...
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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    Odd, mine performs really well. Maybe if you spend some time with it your feelings might change.
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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    13Q01 is exactly what I have and I love it so much. It took a while to "bloom" but I really love it now.
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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    Are 2015 bottles out yet? Just like with Aventus, my first GIT is 2013 when most batches were considered great, and just like with Aventus, there's word that 2014 batches are missing key accords that...
  64. Thread: Erolfa ?

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    Re: Erolfa ?

    Thanks, I may give it a sniff.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Himalaya vs. Creed Erolfa

    I've never tried Himalaya, but seeing it described as powdery makes me wonder how fair the comparison really is. Erolfa is beautiful though!
  66. Thread: Erolfa ?

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    Re: Erolfa ?

    I haven't tried MI yet, but it appears to be much fruitier and I feel like Aventus has the best treatment of fruitiness so I haven't felt the urge to try MI, but maybe I should.
  67. Thread: Erolfa ?

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    Re: Erolfa ?

    Huge fan here, it starts out as a nice clean aquatic but develops this really dirty undertone. In a way, it's a sexy aquatic to me. The fresh versus briny balance is perfect. This is one I'll spray...
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Definitely go by weight. I go by drops when I'm making small tests and samples and even then the oils are usually pre-diluted to give me an even more consistent measurement. (Since some oils make...
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    Scroll up, like, two posts lol.

    http://www.basenotes.net/spraylists/18-500-greatest-modern-perfumes/page/all
  70. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    A used bottle for over 130 bucks?

    Well dang, I have a full bottle here, willing to settle for $500 :oP
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    That's awesome! To be honest I don't even know the batch I first tried, it was a sample and it was smokier than 13Z01 which is more blackcurrant with light smoke. 15Q01 is more balanced with bright...
  72. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    The longevity on my isn't amazing, but it's certainly not bad, and so cheap that reapplying is not even a concern.
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    Not a fan of TdH. Sprayed Aventus in protest lol.
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    Quick correction--54 has the review from 55. Still loving this list!
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    Lol! It might be high up for men, but between masculine, feminine, and unisex, it might not take the top place. We'll see! It's definitely going to be way up there though.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I've never tried but members of the forum say their service is great and if you don't like the batch you get you can return it. I'd get in touch before placing an order just to see.
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    I think the criteria is more than just good or bad reviews, a lot seems to be taken into account.
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    Re: Olfactory illusion and the list of notes

    Great article. To be honest though, I always thought perfumes were made out of synthetic chemicals before getting really into it as a hobby. It kind of surprised me at how many much brands actually...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    @Tombz great comparison post, welcome to the forums!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I thought I had read that the oil isn't any better than the standard perfume. I do wonder if it suffers from batch variations too.
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    Re: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes

    I'm pleasantly surprised Habit Rouge L'Eau made the list considering it doesn't have a lot of reviews at all. Thanks for doing this, I just added *approximately* four million scents to my test-list...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Have you tried the EDP? I think it does an awesome job of modernizing it. And L'Eau isn't just Habit Rouge with more citrus, it's a pretty fantastic scent. I haven't tried Sport.

    I sort of fail...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    My response wasn't to your comment.

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    Is it sweet and juicy pineapple or tart citrus pineapple? Glad you like what you have! I think 2015 is an amazing year so far.
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Unfortunately it seems to be limited edition :o(
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    There's a lot of talk about 15Q01 if you do a search. Check the awesome spreadsheet too, good info.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I got mine from Nordstrom who is also an official Creed retailer. Some stores even carry it in-store. It's worth paying more in my opinion.
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Just FYI Habit Rouge L'Eau and EDP are both very wearable updated versions of the original. EDP has a more classic feel and is very complex and a bit more difficult than L'Eau but they're both very...
  88. Poll: Re: Habit Rouge EDP or L'instant Extreme Pour Homme EDP?

    They're both amazing!
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    Must just be me then! I don't mean to imply that they smell the same, just that one can substitute the other.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    Does anybody else feel like Bvlgari Soir has some similar impressions? I like Homme but Soir may be able to replace it.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Lol I'm NOT talking about pine, that was a bad description of a scent that's hard to describe. It's definitely not oakmoss, which I don't smell much of in general in Aventus. The only smell I can...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Haha...the only reason I fall into this pattern is because I think I got a bad sample. The moment I got a new sample my experience was completely different. But hey I still qualify as part of the...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    @Mr G don't leave again, I think you're awesome! :o)
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Why is everyone so caught up over his word choice? If it felt cute to him, it felt cute lol that's all there is to it. Everyone's opinions on fragrances are different. Relax, try it, leave a...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Spraying your neck is a bad idea in my experience. It's too close to your nose. I've also stopped spraying my upper chest. Currently I'll spray my wrists and dab the back of my neck or behind the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I took a short break from my brand new bottle of Aventus, 15Q01. I didn't experience much of a change after letting "air" in any of my previous batches but I sprayed it on today and it really seems...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Thank you, great review! Sounds like I'd enjoy it.
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Sounds awesome, I'm not exactly a fan of the original but this sounds like a good update to it. Thanks!
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Better legs? As in the longevity isn't great on you? That's so odd, I wore it for eleven hours yesterday before showering and it was still strong, Idk what's up with me and fragrances but the more...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Oh yes, definitely let us know what you think!
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