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  1. Re: Occurance of Fakes.. Real or Largly Imagined?

    Fakes exist in surprisingly large numbers, but those are dwarfed by the genuine articles on the market. If you buy a hundred frags, chances are all will be real. I'd consider getting a fake a...
  2. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    I think the 80s laid the groundwork for the big moves that came in the 90s.
  3. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    Weird. I used Tommy back when it first came out and it never had that sticker on it.
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    Re: Fragrance Reformulations 2015

    This guy's facts are a bit sketchy. There's no oakmoss in Cool Water.
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    Re: GIT, MI, or SMW?

    Git
  6. Re: Which of these 80s powerhouses should I get?

    Smalto PH is one to consider, but from your list, Lapidus is a very good bet. As others have said, Drakkar, Quorum, and Sung, as well as Xeryus, Paco Rabanne, and Cool Water, are somewhat "fresh" in...
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    Re: Perfume Snobbery!

    There's a major fallacy to thinking more expensive = better quality. Any of the the old manly classics are relatively inexpensive yet smell great. Even some aftershaves still smell good.
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    Re: Enough of the reformulations!

    Try new perfumes, find some you really like. Problem solved.
  9. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Creed. Loved by most, easy to wear, impeccably made.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    I had the same thought.

    I've never been one for "learning to love" frags that I don't initially like. They're not novels with slow beginnings, they either smell amazing, or they're just OK. Or...
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - your thoughts ?

    As others have said, it's a solid, safe vetiver. It is however quite dull.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    Ingredient quality is lacking with this brand imo. Not to say it isn't very good, but given Guerlain's history, I expect it to be better.
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    Re: Determining olfactory fatigue?

    + 1. Really great points and good advice here imo!
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    Re: Determining olfactory fatigue?

    + 1. Really great points and good advice here imo!
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    Re: Fragrance Rankings

    Is Bleu de Chanel in there?
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    Re: Lomani Pour Homme, a true hidden gem!

    A good frag for the price, but only "good" for me. Drakkar is better imo.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    There's also a crapload of dihydromrcenol and Ambroxan in there.
  18. Re: Best men's fragrances commonly found at Macys?

    Any of the Chanels, Drakkar Noir, Polo. Not much use for anything else, and you can get Drakkar much cheaper online. Cool Water, same story.
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    Re: Thallium for Men = Pure Malt??

    Animale Animale DEFINITY resembles one of the A*Mens, but can't place which one, or maybe just the original. Maybe even the original Angel. Not sure about the Thalium connection though, I'll have to...
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    Re: Diaster struck

    I cringed reading this. Very sorry to hear it happened to you. Sometimes I find myself anxious about dropping a bottle of good perfume and breaking it.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Wore GIT on skin and clothing yesterday and today. Longevity was 15 hours both days. Batch A3213P02
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Amouage Reflection Man

    Strange to compare them, they're both so different. Aventus is superior in terms of quality and composition for me. That said, Reflection is pleasant in its own way, although not something I want to...
  23. Re: How important is matching style to fragrance?

    Could not agree more.
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    Re: Shipwreck from 1864 yields new perfume

    Sounds like quite the marketing ploy! Except dry fruity pebbles - on my skin? No thanks.
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    Re: What is the GIT bottle made out of?

    I was thinking this while reading the thread. It's a work of art, the GIT bottle.

    Weren't Old Spice's bottles supposedly made of white Egyptian sand? Seems this whole "exotic glass" thing is part...
  26. Re: On the whole " That fragrance smells dated thing" or " generic" even..

    Yeah I'm not buying the argument that these terms are insults. They're legit descriptors imo. Just because something is dated or generic doesn't mean it's actually bad.
  27. Re: On the whole " That fragrance smells dated thing" or " generic" even..

    Generic to me means "broad," as in, not distinctive. Fragrances that lack the sorts of characteristics that make them particularly memorable and set them apart from others in their class ought to be...
  28. Re: Oldskool Aftershaves: Aqua Velva vs. Old Spice vs. Brut

    Nice to see another fan of Old Spice Fresh!
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    Re: Boss Bottled vs Tommy Hilfiger Tommy?

    BB is the better of the two imo.
  30. Re: Oldskool Aftershaves: Aqua Velva vs. Old Spice vs. Brut

    Skin Bracer, Brut, both I reach for regularly.
  31. Re: From these niche brands: Best suited for office/work?

    Creed, followed by Atelier. Any frag from the brands, in moderation of course!
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    Re: Selecting your SOTD/Es

    Mood in the moment. Although for me outdoor temps narrow the field down alot.
  33. Re: Do you prefer the work of Alberto Morillas or Olivier Creed?

    Creed for me, but I do enjoy Morrilas' work too.
  34. Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Good question! I really don't know. My guess would be that using real pine oil may create a variable in batches year to year that a reconstruction would not - maybe they wanted it to be sturdier and...
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    Poll: Re: Need help choosing cold weather scent

    Another vote for Individuel. Second place to Rochas Man.
  36. Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    It's a "pine reconstruction" without any actual pine.
  37. Re: Some questions about A*Men by Thierry Mugler

    B*Men is just as good imo.
  38. Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Never heard of Talco before. Have you tried it? Sounds interesting.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    My take on it is this: I'm not a GIT newbie. Every bottle I've owned has started weaker and finished up stronger. The fragrance also changes a little, although not much - mostly strength. I've also...
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    Re: Scents that lulls you to sleep.....

    Chanel Jersey. A real snooze for me, although not bad in its own right I guess.
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    Re: Keiko Mecheri...Any worth owning?

    Personally not a fan of this house. I found their frags to be nicely made, but bland.
  42. Re: Some questions about A*Men by Thierry Mugler

    Best answer winner.
    Seriously, it's a great frag. You'd be well served to wear it.
  43. Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Not overwhelmed with enthusiasm here, but I'd try them if I saw them.
  44. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    I wouldn't mind a 30th anniversary special edition bottle, as long as they leave the scent alone.
  45. Re: For those who love Molecule 01.. What do you love about it?

    It's very simple. Which is fine because it smells good!
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Seems like something similar to maceration from some air leak in the bottle to me.
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    Re: Fragance for young girl

    Anais Anais
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Same happened with my NO1. It's gradually happening with my TO1 also.
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    Re: Can someone explain to me Dior Homme?

    Definitely the iris causing that impression.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Maybe you need more experience with this frag.
  51. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    Creed is designer (formerly at least). That said, no flankers please.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Same thing happened to my 2013 GIT. Enjoy.
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    Re: the APPLE note in Creed Spice and Wood

    It's a subtle but clearly present note, the woods are richer imo.
  54. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    I've had other men ask me what I'm wearing and I did not assume they were gay. In my mind, wearing a different frag every day might make women more suspicious, if anyone. I doubt men care enough to...
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    This question is still being asked on basenotes? The answer is yes. Next question.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    Dali's fragrances tend to be housed in ugfests imo.
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    Re: prada luna rossa extreme review

    Did not care for the first or this version, but appreciate this review. I'll have to give this scent another try.
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    Re: Roger et Gallet

    Open is a nice one.
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    Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    I prefer and wear 1-12 over Z14, but can attest to a slight difference in EA versions based on variances in floral and moss notes. Never understood why 1-12 did not get as much attention as Z. To me...
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    Why not?
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Then why are people so consistently down on frags that have their naturals replaced by synthetics? My answer is the person creating the newer formula does a shoddy job.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Thanks for sharing this. I checked, and my edp does have treemoss listed after all. This makes me believe that the issue at hand is not the restricting of materials. The issue is not enough perfumers...
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    No mention of any moss on the box.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Preferred stock is an incredibly simplistic version of red though, and I don't find it to be long lasting at all. Good lavender note though. See what I mean? It's very subjective.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Also there's the intense subjectivity of whether or not the synthetics replacing naturals are better or worse smelling. The latest version of Mitsouko edp has no moss, but it smells really good, to...
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    Re: vintage Antaeus

    I also find the castoreum in the current version strong. Guess that explains it. Never was a major Antaeus fan though.
  67. Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    Totally agree, bad service = bad store. Shame because with a little extra oversight the SAs there could make it a great store.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Something tells me you wouldn't believe them if they did hold a conference.

    I don't want to see lavender go extinct in perfumery. That said it's a very common and overused note, maybe a bit less...
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    Re: rober de niro al pacino

    Pacino would wear something dirt cheap and readily available, maybe pino silvestre. Deniro I strongly doubt would wear anything at all.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    I believe this to be a really good summation of the situation. Nothing to bug out over.
  71. Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    My post wasn't very clear. They had the frags I wanted to sample. They didn't have testers or vial samplers of those frags. At least twice an SA sprayed something other than what I wanted to sample....
  72. Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    Macy's is pretty bad. Their SAs will spray a card with the wrong fragrance with their back turned to me if I ask to sample something they don 't have, rather than admit they don 't have it.
  73. Poll: Re: Joop Jump VS Diesel Only The Brave Tattoo

    Personally think Jump is the better scent.
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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    Not expecting much from this one, suede has become a common and uninteresting note the last five years. Don't really believe the fruit will work either.
  75. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Rochas Femme
    Ma Griffe
    Pinaud Bay Rum
    Chanel Coromandel
    L'Eau Bleu D'Issey
    Creed Irisia
  76. Re: Why Would Someone Not Like Eau de Rochas Homme?

    Agreed. A nice one, but far from greatness.
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    Re: Grey Flannel and Fahrenheit

    I don't get wet concrete from GF, but I know what you mean. I've seen people use that description for vintage Cool Water's drydown also.
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    Re: Target selling Creed??

    The problem with the link you posted is that it only takes 2011 GIT into consideration. The packaging for GIT has changed a couple of times since then in slight ways, although I don't think I've ever...
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    Re: PLS HELP!! Is my Drakkar Noir fake?

    Looks pretty much exactly like mine.
  80. Re: Can someone tell me about the new Antaeus?

    It's a good one. The old one was good too, not my favorite Chanel, but a classic.
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    Re: Grey Flannel and Fahrenheit

    They're both similar only in that they're both great. Otherwise very different. Never was a huge fan of Fahrenheit and prefer Narciso Rodriguez's scent to GF.
  82. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    Nope, I'm not a serious collector, I just own what I want to wear.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Interesting. My P02 is actually a little greener than my T01. Might just be my nose.
  84. Re: Carven Vétiver & Carven pour Homme Relaunches (2014) {New Fragrances} {Men's Cologne}

    something creed-like about those bottles. Thanks for the info on this, can't wait to try them.
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    Re: Help me pick a Vetiver that lasts

    This
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    Re: need your help + my collection

    Something from Pens might be a good idea.
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    Re: 1980 Guerlain Vetiver gone bad?

    Smaller samples go bad easier than larger full bottles. There's no civet in GV.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Antaeus vs A*Men Thierry Mugler

    A*men
  89. Re: If I have Pure Malt and Amen - would Tase if Fragrence be over kill?

    If you like A*Men you'll probably like most of its flankers.
  90. Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    Insense, Givenchy, the one with the yellow box.
  91. Re: ScentMatchers claims to match any scent for $60

    If a company claims they can match ANY PERFUME for $60 and you believe it . . . Hmmmm. Some scams are like sneaky guys in trench coats in the shadows. Others are clowns with neon face paint and...
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    In a word: yes. In a perfume: usually not.
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    Re: Channel: Platinum Egoiste

    Longevity is average to slightly below average for me, although with PE less longevity was more welcome.
  94. Re: What would you name your own fragrance creation?

    Frozen Rose
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    Re: Pi, Vintage Black, or Versace L'Homme?

    Versace
  96. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

    I want Jer back!
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    Re: "And my top 5 citrusy scents is..."

    Citrus Bigarade
    YSL Pour Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Mustache
    Any Guerlain classic edc
  98. Re: What's your favorite from the Creed Acqua Originale line ? Or none of them?

    Sounds like the longevity on these is awful, even for Creed. I think the regular Millesimes subject wearers to olfactory fatigue, and are not so short-lived. But so far almost everyone here has said...
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    Re: Layering Pulp

    I second Quorum Silver as a worthy frag to use for layering. Adds a rich woodiness to weaker compositions. Otherwise it's a lonely cedar note on its own.
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    Re: The OTHER Caldey Island Scents

    I sampled their lavender in a little apothecary in Ireland. It was very nice, but I thought it was a bit overrated.
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