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    Re: Cytrusy refreshner for hot weather

    I must if course push Villoresi Acqua di Colonia, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Eau de Guerlin, Hermes Orange Verte, CS Neroli, and Cologne Sologne. For something a bit snappier, Creed Bois de Cedrat, DR...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    got Apres l'ondee on special from fragrancenet for about $60!
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    Molinard Musc
  4. Re: Aromatic Citrus or Fougere Fragrance Suggestion

    Can't forget Aeroplane by Detaille--very similar to vintage Eau Sauvage. The original Fougere Royale is simple, snappy, fougere of lavender, tonka, geranium, musk, and a bit citrus. The current FR...
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    Re: Creed Bois de Cedrat

    Not a bad woody cedrat eau de cologne. I would check out Guerlain Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat as well because it is very similar and quite less expensive.
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    Re: Tell me about Dunhill fragrances

    Many of the more modern Dunhills are garbage, but 1934 is a gem and Edition is pretty good.
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    Re: Any frangrances with lily (muguet) for men?

    Equipage has a lily note as well as the long-lost Crown Perfumery Sandringham.
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    Re: Duke of Windsor with a vintage CREED bottle?

    When was the picture take? The 1960s I would guess giving the deposed king's appearance. The other bottle appears to be some Truefitt and Hill product, possibly hair creme.
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    Re: Duke of Windsor with a vintage CREED bottle?

    The bottle is 1940s-1950s Rigaud Eau de Kananga. I have the same bottle. Rigaud stopped making fragrances around 1951.
  10. Re: Good Sandalwood versus Bad Sandalwood ? Your Views Please !

    Good: Creed Bois de Santal, Villoresi Sandalo
    Bad: Floris Sandalwood (new)
  11. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    Creed Cypres Musc
  12. Re: Creed Cuir De Russie and Royal English Leather

    You could always go with vintage Kolnisch Jutchen if you can find it.
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    Re: cologne for the Caribbean

    I favor St. John's Bay Rum and CS Cuba.
  14. Re: Layering Vintage With Current Version / Eau Sauvage

    Sounds like a wasteful dilution of the vintage juice. You should seek out Aeroplane by Detaille, which is nearly identical to vintage Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 30th January 2015

    Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine
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    Re: Name that creed!

    Unlikely any NM counters have vintage Tabamore on hand. So, probably Bois de Portugal as it is the only readily available Creed matching your descriptions (others like Ambre Canelle and Orange Spice...
  17. Re: Creed Cuir De Russie and Royal English Leather

    Aside from a high quality leather note, there is not much alike between these scents. REL is a clean, soapy English saddle leather on top of a base of ambergris and soft powder. CdR is a denser...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 29th January 2015

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  19. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    Xerjoff Kobe (though quite expensive), CS Neroli, or Cologne Sologne
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

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  21. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    I recall buying when it was about $270--still high. But I think it is worth it. I don't like many SL fragrances, but ISM and MKK are exceptions.
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    Re: Crown Park Royal

    Anyone?
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24th January 2015

    Angelique Encens
  24. Thread: Caraceni 1913

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    Re: Caraceni 1913

    Excellent...the end of January approaches...
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    Crown Park Royal

    I was wondering if anyone had tried both the old Crown Perfumery Park Royal and the newer Anglia version. If so, is there much difference between the two?
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Acqua di Parma Colonia or Penhaligons Castile
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    Re: Help Finding a warm Weather Fragrance

    I live in the IE, but go to grad school in the OC...hopefully, that counts. Most nerolis will do well. If you like Creed, try Neroli Sauvage, Citrus Bigarrade, or even Green Irish Tweed.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Creed Cypres Musc
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Patou pour Homme Prive
    d'Orsay Arome 3
    Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    If in doubt, seek out Aeroplane by Detaille. It virtually the same as 1960s Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Creed Bois de Santal
    Villoresi Sandalo
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    Re: Acqua di Parma - Acqua di Russie (1950)?!

    Not trying to resurrect a dead thread, but this interested me. Based on "Russian" water styles from the time, this is probably a leathery citrus fragrance that is possibly a little powdery though...
  33. Thread: Acqua di Parma

    by bokaba
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    The original colonia is one of the last true citric/floral eau de colognes of yesteryear still available.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Crown Perfumery Park Royal
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    Considering mainstream houses in their current form, I would say Chanel and Guerlain. Creed once used world-class ingredients, but that is no more. Parfums de Nicolai is also a notable mention.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    Creed Orange Spice
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    Re: Le Male Terrible vs Fleur du Mâle

    Both horrific. Don't waste your money.
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    My favorites:

    Hammam Bouquet: stuffy, heady, powdery, old-fashioned Victorian rose with sandalwood, musk, and civet
    Washington Tremlett Black Tie: light, woody, and airy dark Bulgarian rose on a...
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    Re: Mysore sandalwood oil (from the Year 2000)

    That is Three Crowns. I fear they are out of business now as their distributor, Connaught Shaving, only has limited stock of Violet now and the Three Crowns site has been taken down. TC was a small...
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    Re: New York Intense vs. Creed Bois d Portugal

    I have not tried intense NY. Presuming it is a higher concentration of NY, both NY and BdP are excellent scents. Ny is the more artistic, edgy of the two while BdP is the more classic and traditional...
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    Re: Mysore sandalwood oil (from the Year 2000)

    I don't get anything sour, but perhaps that's because it's almost 100 years old. Three Crowns is a British line (if it's still in production).
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    Re: Mysore sandalwood oil (from the Year 2000)

    Excellent find! You can't go wrong with that oil. Shortly after 2000, I think, is when mysore became extremely difficult to source. I have a drop of 1920s oil that is slightly woody, but mostly...
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    Re: Royal Scottish Lavender, a few questions

    Great scent. I would get it if you can.
  44. Re: Guerlainade vs. Creed's Base: Polar Opposites?

    I would say that vintage Chanel would be more closely related to Guerlain's decadent luxury whereas vintage Creed is a bit colder, complex, and elegant (as opposed to flamboyant) for the staid old...
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Lothair...I can't say fig leaves, red berries, salty grapefruit, and magnolia sound that appealing...definitely a fragrance worthy of a 9th Century Holy Roman Emperor.
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    We mustn't forget Polo Crest.
  47. Re: Guerlainade vs. Creed's Base: Polar Opposites?

    Vintage Creeds (those I've been fortunate to try from the 1970s and 1980s) are equal to if not greater than the classic Guerlains in my opinion. I've been fortunate enough to try or own Bois de...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I really like Tabac Aurea. One of the best pipe tobacco fragrances I've smelled and a bargain compared to Killian and Tom Ford.
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    Re: Santa Maria novella

    SMN has a few good scents. Most of them are very similar, so if you own one, it's not worth owning the others. I would sample first. The story? Something about medieval monks at the Santa Maria...
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Looks good, but Pens has left much desired in recent years. Notes like oud and saffron lead me to believe it is a lot of market hype as these notes are popular right now. I could be mistaken, but my...
  51. Re: Guerlainade vs. Creed's Base: Polar Opposites?

    It really depends. Guerlain (with the exception of some super expensive boutique releases) has tanked in recent years with horrific scents like Insolence and various "pour homme" scents. Classical...
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    Creed Epicea
    Crown Town & Country
  53. Re: Turnbull & Asser of Jermyn Street Eau de Cologne by Penhaligon's

    This fragrance was overall a let down. I understand it is only available at Henry Bucks. You can't even get it at the Pens flagship store in London.
  54. Re: Your favorite from Acqua Di Parma house of colognes?

    I second Colonia. One of the few traditional colognes still around that is quite nice. Colonia is much like the classical Lorenzo Villoresi AdC and Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille with added rose and...
  55. Thread: Best civet?

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    Re: Best civet?

    Civet is a tough call. I have a vintage tincture of the real thing, and not much comes close. I would have to go with MdM because real civet is less of the in your face feces most people think of and...
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    Just purchased Dunhill Edition for about $30 (a couple of years ago it was out of production and cost $200). I plan to also purchase Hermes Equipage (vintage if possible) and Guerlain Apres de...
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    Poll: Re: Bois de Portugal vs. Tabarome

    I presume we are talking about the current Tabarome from the Milesime line if it's at Neiman Marcus. If so, I would go with BdP, but if you ever find "vintage" Tabarome, I would go for that.
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    Re: Natural v. Synthetic Men's Scents

    I enjoy LV Acqua di Colonia, which the manufacturer claims is all natural. Some of the DSH line are all natural as well.
  59. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Probably Patou pour Homme Prive (full 2.5 oz splash) and an unopened vintage Guerlain Derby from 1985.
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    Re: Pure Iris (Orris) for Men

    Peach aldehyde (really a lactone, but they just call it an aldehyde since no one would know what that is) is very strong and usually greatly diluted. A local perfumer mixed orris butter with peach...
  61. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    Though not that oceanic, I like St. John's Bay Rum.
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    Re: Is it worth chasing more sandalwood?

    Chasing good sandalwood is definitely worth it. The best sandalwood fragrance I've ever smelled is vintage Creed Bois de Santal. I also was given a small sample of extraordinary Mysore oil from the...
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    Creed Royal English Leather
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    Re: Pure Iris (Orris) for Men

    Do you speak of the original (1940s-1950s) or a modern recreation? I smelled the recreation at the Osmotheque a couple of years ago. ISM has the best orris punch of any modern perfume, but it is not...
  65. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    I nominate Chanel Cuir de Russie and Creed Bois du Portugal.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo. Still wearable today?

    I always thought it was way too strong and medicinal. I do, however, like the discontinued Crest, which was a smoother, lighter version of Green.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, discuss

    Decent neroli backed by over-priced musky detergent. You could do much better with Czech & Speake Neroli, PdN Cologne Sologne, or even Xerjoff Kobe for a similar price.
  69. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    The long lost Vendetta by Valentino.
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    Re: What is your favorite Creed and why?!

    Tabarome is one of a kind. Bois de Santal is a runner up.
  71. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    Hammam Bouquet (142 years)
    Dunhill for Men (80 years)
    Farina Gegenuber (305 years)
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    Re: Cuir de Russie: Chanel v. Creed

    So, is Creed more in line with Royal English Leather, perhaps a bitter darker?
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    Cuir de Russie: Chanel v. Creed

    I have tried the Chanel incarnation (in both modern EdT and vintage parfum), but have never been able to try the Creed version. Could anyone compare them or give any experiences with the Creed...
  74. Re: Fath's iconic IRIS GRIS re-formulated by two USA perfumeries

    How did I miss this? DSH's creations are always superb. I tried LF's original Iris Gris EdT, but they supposedly have improved it in the new Parfum version. The EdT captured the iris and peach...
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    Re: Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men?

    Creed Bois du Portugal
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    Re: C.O. Bigelow Bay Rum

    Super spicy--too spicy--bay rum.
  77. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - cheaper / better alternatives

    Neroli is just a weak neroli note with laundry detergent and musk--albeit pleasing. I would try Czech & Speake Neroli or MPG Pour le Jeune Homme (still expensive). For another soapy, detergenty...
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Selection Verte
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    Re: Other male fragrances with jasmine

    Creed Feuilles Verte is the best I've smelled since Cotswold.
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    Re: Creed Fragrance Suggestions

    I prefer the older Creeds like Royal English Leather, Bois du Portugal, Royal Scottish Lavender, etc.
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    Re: looking for a citrus creamy powerhouse

    Xerjoff Kobe--but the wood is quite subdued.
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    Bois du Portugal
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    Re: Sandalwood Suggestions

    Boise des Iles is quite nice. I think LV Sandalo is the best existing sandalwood. I would try Creed's Bois de Santal if you can find it. It reminds me of the small vial of 1920s Mysore oil I have.
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    Re: PdN New York or Divine Infini?

    If you like New York, you should also try the old Creed Bois de Portugal.
  85. Thread: Tabac

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    Re: Tabac

    Tabac is more spicy and soapy.
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    Cannot forget vintage Hammam Bouquet, Washington Tremlett Black Tie, and CB Tea/Rose.
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    Re: Old Spice like Bay Rum?????

    The current OS smells like bay rum crossed with a diaper (unused, of course) and is nothing like the spicy, powdery original. If you ever get a chance, check out the Indian version made by Shulton,...
  88. Re: Duc de Vervins and Duc de Vervins L'Extreme

    Duc de Vervins is nice for what it is--a mossy, purple, late 80s/early 90s aromatic fougere that was the rage at the time. It's cheap and hails from the house of the original Fougere Royale, though...
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    Re: Thee Holy Grail!

    The closest I would suspect would be Patou pour Homme Prive, Dukes of Pall Mall Belgravia, and Iris Gris.
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    Re: Green, smooth and creamy?

    Creed Cypres Musc
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    Re: Presidential Scents

    It is unknown, but most of the serious academics and perfume historians think the late 1970s--certainly not before. Creed has existed since the 18th Century, but made mostly leather goods. The owners...
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    Re: Presidential Scents

    Creed was not making fragrances during the lifetime of John F. Kennedy (they also claim to have perfumed multiple presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, and other emperors all dead before Creed...
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    Re: mens fragrance with menthol smell?

    I don't get much chance to talk about it, but Alt Innsbruck.
  94. Re: Timeless Classic... Versus... Dated Fragrance ?

    Polo Green might be dated, but Polo Crest is classic.
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    Re: Creed Samples ... Advice Needed

    I get the large 2.5ml commercial samples on eBay sometimes, but you never know how old they are. I would urge you to try some of the older Creeds (you already have two listed, Bois de Portugal and...
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    Re: Cherry pipe tobacco??

    Sonoma Scent Tabac Aurea
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    Sartorial could have been such a wonderful scent. Too many "effects" ruin the formula and to boot, they finished it with some kind of cheap ambroxan ambergris substitute that smells of plastic to...
  98. Re: Article: Floris to launch new men's scent 'Jermyn Street' in October

    I don't expect much from Floris these days. After the recent reformulation on No. 89 and recent abysmal releases, Floris is headed the way of the other British perfumeries--into memory.
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    Re: Can a scent be dated if no one wears it?

    Perhaps. Hammam Bouquet is dated and I don't think anyone wears it except for me.
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    Re: What's a good Sandalwood?

    Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo is the best existing sandalwood. I would buy it before it's gone.
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