Acqua di Parma Colonia
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Acqua di Parma Colonia
ha ha. very good!
winter - chergui
spring - git
summer - adp colonia
fall - gucci ph 1
wc - rive gauche
Yes it is. Stay true to what your nose tells you; not others.
Prada Amber PH
You couldn't have made it up if you'd tried...
Yip, experienced this just the other day when I picked up my Chergui sample that I had dismissed about a year earlier. Can't get enough of it now but didn't get it at first.
you lucky, lucky bastard...
I think Boss Bottled is a great scent for someone your age - fresh, clean and reasonably priced. Only prob is that it might be too common with those around you (if that's something you want to avoid).
If you like GIT you should probably (if you haven't already) try more of the Creeds. Have you sampled Aventus, MI, Erolfa, SMW and Himalaya? They're all kind of on a similar vibe that might appeal to...
Neither. Smell some more stuff and give yourself better options.
That's exactly how I feel. Plus it lasts all day unlike some other Creeds.
As some others have suggested YSL Rive Gauche. Make sure you sample from the long tin can and not the newer squat glass bottle.
I ordered a new bottle from Fragranceshop yesterday. It'll take a while to arrive in the UK but when it does I'll report back.
Creed Millesime Imperiale
Amouage Reflection Man
Boss bottled is one of the best cheap designer frags out there. I wore it for a while when I was younger. Still enjoy smelling it.
Reviving this thread. Anyone tried any 2012 batches? Also has anyone ordered from Fragranceshop.com recently?
Am I right in my identification?
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Thanks guys. I'm also fairly confident that it is.
Sorry duplicated post.
Sorry duplicated post.
And it's perfect for this kind of cold weather.
Ordered a sample of this about a year ago and shelved it after not thinking much of it. Recently I pulled it out and tried it again. Incredible stuff. Just ordered myself a full bottle. Goes to show...
you sure it wasn't aventus? that would make more sense.:cheesy:
8 hour plus longevity for me. Perfect office scent.
I own both but I think GIT is king... by a far stretch.
I've never heard of fake stuff from Cheapsmells. Any issues are probably related to batch inconsistencies. Use it far a week or so and see if you still think it's weak after that.
glad to hear it. looking forward to your feedback.
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so it looks like things have continued on nicely from 2011. glad to hear.
Well it's 2011 which is generally accepted as a good year. I might just buy one myself in case 2012 goes off the boil.
Anyone tried any 2012 batches yet?
No worries. I simply ordered but I think your idea of checking first is probably good. That's if you can get them to understand what it is you're asking them to check. I might be wrong but I think,...
I bought mine through cheapsmells about 6 months ago. The stuff's great - lasts all day long. Batch: A3211UO1. If they still have bottles of this I would encourage you to get some.
Mine would be GIT.
what would it be?
Sorry to hear that - lasts all day long on me. Love the stuff.
I like the sound of this, Jack. Where did you get your sample?
Not sure if airing actually works with Aventus. I opening up my decant and left it open for a short while in the hope that it would get as much air as it needed. No change.
Fortunately for me...
i'm a huge fan of aph.
Point taken - it does seem to feature quite a bit around here. Guess people find it frustrating to love a frag which behaves like a hormonal teenager.
Has anyone experienced their Aventus weakening as time goes by? When I got my decant I was quite smug because I thought I had got a good batch - the stuff projected well and stayed with me pretty...
key is to limit it to 2 sprays or it can turn nasty very quickly.
this is exactly what happened to me. i've never been so desperate to wash something off.
This is exactly what I've experienced. Seems to get weaker with age. Used to get about 7-8 hours now only about 4 hours.
This is what I've experienced too.
I'm unemployed and homeless so I rub dog shit on myself every morning to mimic my favourite fragrance: Czech and Speake's Cuba.
Ah sorry - missed that. Only reference I found looks positive: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/272117-The-Official-Creed-Green-Irish-Tweed-thread!/page8
2011 batches are generally accepted to be good. How does it smell to you?
If you put a bright light light behind the bottle you can see through it. I can see through my bottle just with a 60w bulb.
Have you done a comparison between your two different batches? I'd be curious to know which lasts longer. While the Z02 one I have smells lovely it's just seems to have dropped off the longevity...
Thanks. Is yours a decant too?
Anyone else got C42B11Z02 from one of the splits? The stuff started off really well but lately it hasn't lasted more than 4 hours on me. Definitely nothing to do with the weather or olfactory fatigue...
Yeah I definitely won't let that stop me from wearing it. It was my favourite back in the day. Now that I've started down the road of fragrance addiction I thought I should revisit some of my old...
I know (from the reviews) that the stuff was really popular in the US in the 80's. I recently bought some again (after owning it about 15 years ago) and am curious, now that I live in England, if it...
GIT and still my favourite.
Does anyone think that the variation has to do with the date, and consequential aging it has undergone? Maybe the batches created earlier in the year are stronger than the ones that have been created...
I've recently bought this and am also struggling with it a bit. My problem (like BC's was) is also with the cocoa which I think is too strong for the first hour or so. After that the frag is nice but...
Himalaya. SMW smells too feminine for me.
This is exactly what happened to me. I had no problems with the projection and longevity and thinking quite smugly that I had a good batch, but then bam! things just dropped off. Not sure what the...
I know Boots don't stock the tins any longer. They now sell the new range stuff for £58 for 80ml, as opposed to about £22 for 125ml for the tins online. Not sure about the smell but I doubt they...
That's why I've stocked up on the tin cans. The new stuff costs about 4 times more and I'm assuming smells different.
I've tried this again and I'm far happier with it than when I first tried it. I think the problem I had was wearing a sample of Nio at the same time as the 1861. I definitely don't like Nio and I...
Should probably be in the other threads about female compliments but I'm adding it here because this is where the serious GIT lovers hang out. I got a 'you smell really nice' at 5pm after walking...
Totally with you on this. Creed I get. TF I don't. Maybe one day things will change.
Thanks for the suggestions guys.
I have always loved the smell of burning wood. Are there any fragrances that have this kind of smell to them?
GIT and Aventus
We've discussed this. A small collection is nothing to be embarrassed about. Everyone's collection is different - some big, some small. Don't go do something you'll regret later. Just accept your...
Ebay has them. Have you checked?
Yeah I'm glad I didn't make the mistake of thinking that I needed to apply more because the squirts were small. I think I had read somewhere that 2 was enough. Couldn't agree more.
We often hear our American members talking about finding bargain bin gems. Are there any UK stores that have these kind of clear-outs?
Wearing this today. All I can say is that it's a beast. I used 2 sprays (which are not much compared to how much the Creeds shoot out) and 7 hours later I can still smell it strong. Almost pointless...
I got this as a blind buy but am in the process of selling it. I thought it would be right up my alley but to me it smells too much like Strepsils -Honey & Lemon.
That might be a good place to start. Somewhere where us guys with small collections can learn to accept that there are others in the world who have been blessed with massive collections. The...
I also don't get much amber - despite the name.
I must confess I don't like this. I get an incense accord that rubs me the wrong way.
I think we need a support group.
I've never had any issues. Great fragrance.
Great poll btw, noirdrakkar. I've often wondered this question myself. I'm suffering from some serious perfume envy with my sub 10 collection.
Any chance of some pics?
I wear trousers and a collared long sleeved shirt in an office environment. I wear the following as I consider them to be fairly formal scents: Himalaya and GIT, Rive Gauche and Prada Amber ph. On...
I found it too feminine for my taste. Perhaps I should give it another wear sometime.
I must say I'm not a fan. Too incensy for my taste.
Thanks guys. I think I'll store it away for a while - at least until it's a bit warmer anyway.
I'm starting to wonder whether this has got something to do with a person's smell development. You guys are all old hands at this while I'm just starting out. Perhaps I should chuck it into the back...
I recently bought a decant of this and I think it may be my first blind buy mistake. It smells more Arabian than Italian to me. There hasn't been much on the site about this lately but I've noted...
Thanks for the advice. I might try it again sometime.
I have a sample that I've tried once but never returned to. I just don't get what the big thing is.