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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    I tried this at a duty free shop in the airport. I did not like it. Its smooth suede note has been replaced by a harsh vetiver note. I wanted to scrub it off.
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    Re: IFRA - Oakmoss clarification

    Oakmoss absolute contains two components that are fairly potent allergens, atranol and chloroatranol. Technically those are the restricted components, not oakmoss in general.

    As long as those...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport thoughts

    Agree about Eau being great, but I don't agree that it's a summer scent. Not at all.


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    Dior Homme Sport thoughts

    I REALLY like Dior Homme Sport for the first maybe hour. It's fantastic. Sort of a creamy iris offsetting a bitter citrus. Yummy! Was considering a full bottle.

    But then the drydown looses the...
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    Re: As the nose changes (Aventus and Royal Oud)

    Not the same, but that pungent ashy smell takes over them all.
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    Re: As the nose changes (Aventus and Royal Oud)

    I wish it could smell that way to me again. This was not a case of tastes changing, but perception. :/
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    As the nose changes (Aventus and Royal Oud)

    It's funny how perceptions change. Sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better.

    I used to absolutely love Aventus. Everything came together in this beautiful, harmonious blend of masculine...
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    What Are the 5 Weirdest Scents You Own?

    I don't think I own any I would consider weird.

    But maybe Sycomore might come off weird to someone whose not into fragrances. It's smokey and kinda dark.


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  9. Looking for Creed Spice and Wood (2009, 2010, or 2011 batch)

    The title says most everything. Would like the bottle along with it too, but I will take a decant if necessary.
  10. Re: Creed's Royales Exclusives just got more affordable...

    Let us know what you think when they arrive!
  11. Re: Creed's Royales Exclusives just got more affordable...

    I must say, they went too far with the bottle.
  12. Letting go of frags you really enjoy (or wanted to)...

    I'm coming upon the point where it's time let go of frags I quite like, but have come to terms that I just won't wear them enough to justify keeping them. Maybe I like them on an intellectual or...
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    Re: Freshly cut wood

    Cedre Blanc, after the initial sweet opening smells like fresh cut, very young, green cedar.
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    Re: Blow You're Mind !

    If I had to wear something every day, it'd be GIT easy.

    I love Spice and Wood, but GIT is just more versatile.
  15. Re: Bergamote Soleil: a compliment, a mini review, and a rant

    I've mostly given up on Atelier Cologne. I'm tired of the teasing with good openings, only to be let down after an hour.
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    Re: Cologne sample sites?

    www.decantshop.com
    surrendertochance.com
    theperfumedcourt.com
    parfumsraffy.com
    luckyscent.com
    essenza-nobile.de
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    A paper weight, so that it doesn't blow and away, resulting in my never remembering my wants again.
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    Re: What's the best cedarwood fragrance?

    I think it's important to specify what type of cedar you're looking for. Are you looking for the scent of the tree or more so of the dried wood?

    What type of cedar? Virginia/Texas "cedar" is not...
  19. Re: Creed Vetiver Geranium or La Parfumerie Moderne No Sport

    I don't get a green vibe from VG. Mostly woody and floral. Performance have never been a problem for me, but I haven't tried No Sport for comparison.
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    Re: Creed Geranium Vetiver is fantastic!

    This is nowhere near OV. OV is a grassy, literal interpretation of vetiver. VG is an abstract interpretation that is actually a woody floral musk. It is a great performer, make no mistake.
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    Re: Creed Geranium Vetiver is fantastic!

    The juicy green apple in the opening fades, but it is nice, if not a bit too tart. I get the "creamy" or smooth vibe too. Maybe the cinnamon and musk (which is quite prominent) mixing to smooth out...
  22. Re: Never thought I'd be asking this: Need rose/oud recommendations

    How is Tom Ford Rose Oud? I imagine it's thick and rich.


    Ok, I'm officially in love with Rose d'Aarabie. Damn this stuff is gorgeous! Why is Beautyspin the only discounter that has it?
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    Re: Atelier Cologne line

    IMO: Pomelo Paradis, Vetiver Fatale, and maybe Cedre Atlas and Rose Anonyme
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    Re: Atelier Cologne line

    For all but a few (very good exceptions), this house is characterized by wonderful openings, but it all falls apart shortly afterwards, the drydowns being largely disappointments.
  25. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie :up:
    Bond No. 9 Hamptons :down:
    Bond No. 9 Bleeker St. :down:
    Mont Blanc Individuel slightly sweeter OS.
  26. Re: Never thought I'd be asking this: Need rose/oud recommendations

    After having Rose d'Arabie on my wrist for approximately 30 seconds, this seems like it's right along the lines of what I was looking for. There is a bit of similarity with Velvet Rose and Oud. We'll...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th April, 2016

    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
  28. Re: Pics of Creed's new Royal Exclusives 75 ml (2.5 oz) bottles

    Some pics were already released quite a while back.

    My view on these is that they are quite tacky. Too busy and blingy.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Same here, I just can't stand that base.
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    Re: Your top 5 nichι fragrances for hot weather

    Scorching hot:
    Millesime Imperial
    Virigin Island Water
    Asian Green Tea
    Jardin d'Amalfi

    Warm:
    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th April, 2016

    http://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/1/product_assets/C/1/P/Y/9/NMC1PY9_mu.jpg
  32. Never thought I'd be asking this: Need rose/oud recommendations

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I do not like Oud Ispahan (smells medicinal).

    I do like Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud.

    I've always been curious about Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th April, 2016

    Creed Asian Green Tea

    http://i0.wp.com/www.silverkis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Creed-Asian-Green-Tea.jpg
  34. Millesime Imperial, a name stumbled upon by usage?

    The original gold bottle was labeled "Imperial Millesime". Millesime being the typical Creed designation for concentration/ingredient quality. Other Creeds are also labeled this way on the bottle,...
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    Re: New David Jourquin - Cuir Venetien!

    A fan of that bottle I am not.
  36. Re: Youtube reviewers selling their beloved colognes

    A less cynical way to view it: They've found a fragrance they really enjoy and simply want to share it with the community so that others may enjoy it, too.

    Also, someone's praise of a fragrance...
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    Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur 2016

    This was one of the few scents that was simply intolerable to me. It should be named "The Essence of Toothpaste". Terrible, just terrible.

    So no, not worth it.
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    Re: Creed Geranium Vetiver is fantastic!

    Funny, the rose jumps right out at me. It's actually quite prominent to my nose and seems to hang around almost through the entire duration of a wearing.
    Time to start a Vetiver Geranium batch...
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    Re: Creed Geranium Vetiver is fantastic!

    A little diddy: there isn't actually in vetiver in it! They created a vetiver accord using cedar and patchouli and something else....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th April, 2016

    SOTE: Jardin d'Amalfi
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    Re: Creed Geranium Vetiver is fantastic!

    Ok, so once again, I'm gonna be the one who gets performance out of a "light" frag.

    If you think this is a weak performer, you're either smoking crack or you should try it again. Seriously, give...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th April, 2016

    Sycomore
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    Re: Virgin Island Water – opinions?

    Another case where I don't understand folk's lack of performance. The stuff lasts 8+ hours on me. :shrug:
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    Re: Virgin Island Water – opinions?

    So you're saying there's a good chance you'll buy a full bottle very soon??

    ;)
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    Re: Today I bought April 2016

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/4d4530ef6b31652809bdd889a2ffd943.jpg
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    Re: Virgin Island Water – opinions?

    Embrace it! Wear it out anywhere, casually on a hot summer day. It works. :)
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    Re: Virgin Island Water – opinions?

    Great, great scent! VIW also has very good performance. The reason it's not talked about more is probably because of its limited versatility, but that's ok. When the time is right, there is no...
  48. Re: What fragrances had you never heard of, but unexpectedly, you smell them and are quite impressed

    Profumi del Forte Versilia Vintage Bois and By Night Black. Had never even heard of Profumi del Forte, until I received samples of the two scents.

    Now I own full bottles of each.
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    Re: Oh no, I've been bitten....

    It turns out I really like this. Just bought a bottle. :)
  50. Poll: Re: Do you only use samples and small decants, and have few or no bottles ?

    I have roughly as many decants as full bottles.
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    Re: Rank and Rate these Creed fragrances

    Not sure what S&W you've tried, but my 2009 batch lasts and lasts and lasts and lasts. It is extremely tenacious. Projection is not beastly, but it's not intended to be for this scent.
  52. Poll: Re: Are you, or have you ever been, a "niche sampler" ?

    I have lots of samples, but not as stock intended for wearing. I try them as potential purchases or out of curiosity.

    I keep them around to try them periodically, but hats about it. I have...
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    Re: Rank and Rate these Creed fragrances

    Spice and Wood
    Royal Oud
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    Tabarome Millesime (Solid, but not in the same league as the first two)
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    Original Vetiver (actually don't care for it)
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    Re: Best fragrance for rainy days.

    Green Irish Tweed! The stuff really blooms in the humidity.
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    Re: Any houses you have yet to try?

    Haven't smelled any Clive Christian, Montale, Puredistance, or Roja Dove frags, along with many other.
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    Re: GIT – fickle friend or acquired taste?

    GIT is quite batch dependent, unfortunately. But, the opening is usually not very green, actually. If it's a good batch, you get lots of lemon verbena--a fresh, lemony smell. And then some slight...
  57. Re: Having a hard time opening my Creed flacon

    Tap the lid on a table a couple of times. That should do it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th April, 2016

    Royal Oud
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    Re: What's the best cedarwood fragrance?

    Spice and Wood. Parts of it are soft, but the cedar is actually quite sharp and natural. Cedar from start to finish.

    Royal Oud has cedar, but I fell it's much less prominent than everyone says it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd April, 2016

    Versilia Vintage Bois
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    Oh no, I've been bitten....

    By the Royal Oud bug. Through reading various discussions on RO, I decided to grab another decant to try it again.

    And for some reason, I've fallen for it. I love it. Probably will pick a bottle...
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    Re: Most worn March 2016

    Haven't counted, but it has to be GIT
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    Re: man, Le Labo brings the STANK! (love it)

    I've found all Le Labo that I've tried annoying and cloying. There something in all of their fragrances that just doesn't agree with my nose.
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    Re: Next Creed to try?

    Spice and Wood
    Jardin d'Amalfi
    Vetiver Geranium
    Asian Green Tea
    Pure White Cologne
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Nah, I just was in the process of organizing them and put them on a table.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=48353&stc=1


    My sample collection that I must get rid of. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th March, 2016

    Green Irish Tweed!!
  68. Re: How often do you wear the same scent more than one or two days in a row, and which scents?

    Not all that often. I may wear a frag multiple times in a week, but usually not consecutively.
  69. Re: So what is your process for picking out your scent of the day?

    Mood, then weather.

    Though I realize most all of my time is spent in a climate controlled building, the weather is a guide as to what feels right that day.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th March, 2016

    Millesime Imperal

    And to be honest, kinda disappointed in it today. Extra extra salty.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th March, 2016

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Creed Royal Exclusives price increase?

    "Just wanted to pass on some news in the world of Creed. They are officially opening up another Boutique at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas! The grand opening looks to be the 24th of March. Also the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

    hednic, you've been wearing GK a lot recently. Any reason why?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

    Jardin d'Amalfi

    I love this stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th March, 2016

    SOTE: Jardin d'Amalfi
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th March, 2016

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/53605.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: Creed Royal Exclusives price increase?

    Surely that'll just be for a specialty, optional bottle.
  78. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Profumi del Forte By Night Nero. It'd not super rare or anything. I don't know if anyone here who's even smelled it.

    Versilia Vintage Bois, as well. At least some folks have smelled it, but I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th March, 2016

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=47729&stc=1
  80. Re: What fragrance(s) do you want, but you keep putting it off for whatever reason?

    Maybe get it from somewhere like Essenza Nobile, which softens the blow a bit?
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    Re: Strongly scented deodorants

    Grabbed me some unscented Arm & Hammer. It's just what I was looking for, thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th March, 2016

    Creed Spice and Wood
  83. Re: Citrus recommendations please? Specific info inside!

    Have you tried Asian Green Tea yet?
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    Strongly scented deodorants

    I've pretty much given up on an unscented antiperspirant/deodorant. Mitchum "unscented" may not have any fragrance added, but it smells just terrible.

    I switch it up every now and then, hoping to...
  85. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    Gris Montaigne!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th March, 2016

    SOTE:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/53610.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th March, 2016

    Green Irish Tweed!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th March, 2016

    Wrong thread, sighhh.
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    Re: What does it mean when a frag smells "purple"

    For purple, see Serge Lutens Bois de Violette and older batches of Green Irish Tweed (newer ones tend to be just green). Violets usually help give a purple smell, and it turns out they're actually...
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    GIT doesn't get a lot of in depth discussion these days because it's been around for over 30 years, and it's been talked about to death.

    But it is absolutely a masterpiece (and I loath the overuse...
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    Re: Robert Graham launches three fragrances

    The bottles themselves are quite nice. The caps..... oh my.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2016

    Dior Homme Eau
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Creed Spice and Wood
    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    On most days warm days Jardin d'Amalfi

    And when the time is right, nothing beats Virgin Island Water
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    Re: Cedarwood cologne ?????

    I'm not sure about your price range, but Spice and Wood is the best cedar I've ever smelled. It is a strong, unapologetic cedar. It's also one of my favorite fragrances of all time
  95. Re: Millesime Imperial: How's the Performance For You?

    I get excellent performance from MI. 8+ hours, easy with light application.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    Not that I know of. It seems to be a Bloomingdale's exclusive, and I can't find any mention of it in the typical fragrance databases, like fragrantica.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    I'm kinda bummed about the new notes, I'd rather it be a suede than a vetiver. I can't see this as a sharp scent. And where's the melon?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th February, 2016

    Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio and Green Irish Tweed

    They smell nothing alike.
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    Re: Green fragrance

    Depends on what flavor of green you're looking for. Green covers a big range.

    You want coniferous (pine, cypress, fir), grassy (vetiver grass), herbaceous (violet leaf), somewhere in between...
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