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  1. Re: Cracked open my blind buy GPHII this afternoon... Thoroughly disappointed :(

    The consequence of paying out cold hard cash because of Basenotes hype.
    Why not at least spend a couple of dollars online on a sample if there's no possibility of finding it locally...
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Really ? :huh:
    My first choice would be vintage Kouros, for what it's worth.
  3. Re: What's new in the designer summer fragrance game?

    I didn't find DHC very summery or cologne like, kind of thick really. Not at all bad imo but not what I expected.
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    Re: Advice on eighties scents

    Might also be worth considering some of the classics in aftershave. I've bought a few (Monsieur De Givenchy, Givenchy Gentleman if that's up your street and the original Chanel -a Gentleman's...
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    I tried it yesterday.Completely forgettable for me. One sniff and I knew it wasn't going anywhere so tested Dior Homme Eau on the other arm and more or less forgot about it.
    All I remember is it...
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    Re: Speech Police

    Haha! That was great :D
  7. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Exactly.
  8. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    " In truth, most wouldn't want to buy even 1 mediocre composition if that is how they perceived it at *any* price, let alone 4, myself included. So there really doesn't seem much point to that kind...
  9. Thread: L'Occitane

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    Re: L'Occitane

    In truth i agree with you. not that I think it merits chucking by any means but that it's about the right price tag, which I think would be reasonable for a massive number of higher priced scents.
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    Re: Speech Police

    I am struck by the irony of you referring to other posters en masse as "the mob", accusing others of whining and then whining every chance you get about being victimized :lolk:
  11. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Actually you can't post whatever you like to spark discussion (well you can post it but it may well be removed - I remember posting a link to an interview with Olivier Creed in a national newspaper...
  12. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Actually I read every comment in this train wreck :wink: and as I stated if you had just worded it clearly nobody would have had an excuse to turn it into a "niche is superior" disaster. ( Though you...
  13. Thread: L'Occitane

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    Re: L'Occitane

    Yes I think Eau du Baux is great and a snip at the price.
    I'm surprised you bothered trying it at roughly $75 :shocked:
  14. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Not sure if the OP was trolling or just unaware or wasn't bothered about where this thread was clearly going to lead to.
    If he had asked whether anyone would have been happy to pay for $300 for...
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    I see, my post has been interpreted as "I can't afford Creed so I will take out my bitterness on some random fanboy on the forums" :lolk:
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    We are free to obsess about whatever we like, we are also free to point out if we find people's obsessions intrusive or a drag.
    It isn't a question of ignoring the Creed/Aventus posts, the same...
  17. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Thanks, I suppose it makes sense that a thirty year old opened splash bottle will inevitably have lost the top notes, it makes me feel even happier having picked up mine for 10.
    I remember that...
  18. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    That one is exactly the same as my recently bought bottle (except mine is a half full 4oz) apart from yours having "Eau De toilette" written above "Paco rabanne" , and your label appears a touch...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    :beer:
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    You are right.
    I was just about to post acknowledging that I had incriminated myself by mentioning Ted Nugent but you beat me to it.
    I could play innocent and suggest that it was simply an...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    At the risk of sounding churlish it was Sportsfan who brought Politics into it.
    The previous comments were basically about his hairpiece and his generally offensive nature ( which as you point out...
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    No need for an apology (but thanks anyway)
    My wider point is illustrated by your previous post, suggesting that Aventus is the favourite scent of all but a small minority here.
    This is simply not...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    It's not like he could be accused of sexism, greed or superficiality.


    "You know, it really doesn`t matter what [the media] write as long as you`ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass."...
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    There's a very large crowd that agrees that Aventus is your favourite male scent, and a very small crowd that doesn't ?
    Intriguing statement ...:undecided:
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    For some reason I interpreted the following words as signifying that he no longer needed to try/sample blind buy it :

    "Okay I'm back and I've gotten Aventus and here are my first impressions:...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Not sure you need an opposing political viewpoint to get vitriolic about Donald Trump.
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    My point was the OP had bought it, and then the next five posts were recommendations to try before you buy. Do people bother reading through the threads before posting ?
    And since you brought up...
  28. Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme kinda smells like semen, right?

    Preferable to another Aventus thread for me.
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    A bit late for those last three posts :rolleyesold:
  30. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYbcS1F0axk
  31. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    Lying to and ripping off their customers ? :shocked:
  32. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    Yes the greatest ever thing is kind of pointless I suppose.
    I disagree again though that any of today's big sellers would feature in tomorrow's list of timeless classics.
    * Though I might have...
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    Re: Unusual and Elegant

    I kind of agree with TDH parfum ( definitely more distinguished than the edt for me.)
    Also agree with Tuscany mentioned higher up the thread - I suppose that herbal blend could be considered unusual...
  34. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    Dior homme Sport is the one that comes to mind for me as clearly citrus and summery, plus having that little bit of of something extra that might be stretched to "sexy"
  35. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    Err, no they won't.
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    I take your point in a case like this where considerable sums of money are involved but my own approach is very different.
    I couldn't care less about the box as I haven't spent more than 20 on...
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    Re: Creed aventus help please

    " Hey guys, reach out to us ! "
    "Hey guys don't take the short cut, cause at the end you're just not going to be happy, it's not accurate."
    Anyone else wonder whether Luis actually believes all...
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    Re: Royal oud or original santal

    Royal Oud, rather like Egoiste to my nose (though for me not as good and more expensive
  39. Re: Unexpensive fragrance for this spring/summer

    Paco Rabanne XS, you can pick it up for next to nothing on ebay
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus.

    Go on, I dare you ! :D
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    Re: Vintage Chanel egoiste 4.2oz with $180?

    I personally don't spend sums like that on frags but considering the price of many "niche" scents it could be seen as favourable. True vintage formulation will only become harder to find and even...
  42. Re: how much is a 2011 z01 creed aventus 40ml worth?

    Grey market, blessed by Olivier Creed, batch no. Z666GOD, who cares ? Outside of a tiny minority of people using this site who is going to take the idea seriously of paying $800 for a used bottle of...
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    Re: Vintage Chanel egoiste 4.2oz with $180?

    Don't know, but i can think of worse things to spend $180 on
  44. Re: how much is a 2011 z01 creed aventus 40ml worth?

    Well you could always try this basenoter's tactic ...:lolk:
    ...
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    Re: Xeryus question

    I'm in agreement, but you must be up to some monkey business with this amount of thread bumping :D
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus.

    Monsieur, Gentleman and Xeryus are three of my top ten of all time, maybe even top five. Amazing triple from Givenchy, just glad you can still find the originals
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    Re: aventus perfumed oil

    Extremely unlikely it is worth it :lolk:
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    I forgot about this. Agreed, cheap and nasty smelling to me.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious Aventus is the most overrated fragrance on Basenotes.
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    Re: pure malt Thierry Mugler ?

    Different but shares the same defects in my view - overpowering, loud and cloying
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    Re: Egoiste impressions....

    Didn't seem to really take off that thread :-) , plus i think Egoiste merits a thread of it's own rather than being lumped in with Platinum.
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    ADP Essenza and Guerlain Mouchoir De Monsieur (if that qualifies, it certainly behaves like an EDC on me )
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    Re: Egoiste impressions....

    If I had to choose just one frag for ever it would probably be this.
    I was surprised the new version was noticeably different when I tried it last week, but will need to sample again to decide my...
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    Exactly this , except that I haven't tried La Nuit Le Parfum and wasn't too taken with the edt.
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    I meant the original, the Concentree is a different fragrance.
    I don't see how it could be seen as stuffy, classic sure, and it's clean citrus character is great in the warm weather.
  56. Thread: Am I doomed?

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    Re: Am I doomed?

    The bottom line :undecided:
  57. Re: Guerlain Vetiver -- how well does it stand up to the ravages of time?

    Strangely enough I kind of agree with this summary.
    Great scent in my view.
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    I'm surprised only one person mentioned Chanel Pour Monsieur.
    Easily available in UK and much better than any recent Chanel in my view, a clear first choice for me from them for the summer.
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Dior Homme Sport ?

    I'm not sure which is best for summer but GF has the edge for me, though I do think DHS is much better than most "sport" scents.
  60. Re: Seeing a strange difference between Creed and Designers

    http://cdn.meme.am/instances/400x/55280387.jpg
  61. Re: Seeing a strange difference between Creed and Designers

    More to the point, who cares ?
    :tongue:
  62. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    I'm not familiar with anything from Roja Dove ( out of my pricing parameters) but yes, vintage Heritage is imo more opulent than the current formulation and also cheaper than BDP (though in the same...
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    Re: Fragrances for Summer

    I think of AH as more of a cold weather scent and the dry down appears to be compromised in current formulation. I don't like Light Blue at all so can't recommend that. AH from your choices then I...
  64. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    From designers Guerlain Heritage comes to mind (if Guerlain can be considered designer). If I had to choose a Creed it would be Bois Du Portugal. Something from Serge Lutens for "niche"
  65. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    Option A for me.
    I'm very happy with the vintage scents I've bought, though I only pick them up when I find them at bargain prices.
    The slight deterioration in the top notes I've noticed once or...
  66. Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    Last week I was told that they made perfume for queen Victoria (in the Victorian era).
    Even a Creed sales rep would have trouble selling the idea that they were making a perfume for someone dead...
  67. Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    For some reason this forum has been a hotbed of Creed and particularly Aventus hype for years now.
    I won't speculate on the reasons as it will descend into name calling.
    In answer to your second...
  68. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    None, I don't like to wear the same scent too often or I get bored with it and there is no sign of me ever finishing any of the 50ish bottles I own.
    having said that if i come across a vintage...
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    Re: Someone help me like Quorum !

    Not the most subtle of scents and not for the faint hearted. Maybe on another day it might seem more appealing but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Not like it costs an arm and a leg...
  70. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I thought I'd posted a couple of weeks ago but my post doesn't seem to be here.
    Anyway, I found Spicebomb pretty appalling.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    This is getting beyond a joke.
    can't help wondering how much this ridiculous thread is responsible for hyping things up to this level.
  72. Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    I heard it is going to be called The Big Bang and will be a copy of Marc Jacob's Bang, but with pepper that has been metabolized by the digestive system of one of the Creed family bloodline.
    In USA...
  73. Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    The sales rep on the Cred counter in nearest department store started telling me they made queen Victoria's perfume last week :rolleyesold:
    * my mistake that should read Creed not Cred, freudian...
  74. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Well said.
  75. Re: Help with my next Creed (i know, but i love creed

    Agreed.
  76. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    I'm a fan of Guerlain bottles, at least in the case of MdM and Jicky, of recent styles I like Dior Homme bottles. It strikes me that my feelings for these scents are bound up also in my appreciation...
  77. Re: What are your thoughts on Tom Ford's Black Orchid?

    Not my idea of a unisex scent, way too cloying for me. Though I have worn Violet Blonde once which is probably more feminine :-). I guess I just don't really like Black Orchid.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman question

    The new version is OK I suppose by the standards of contemporary designers but it isn't the original.
    It reminds me of the difference between vintage Paco Rabanne and it's modern version
    The new...
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Seems a bit of a stretch to put this in the "under one hour" category :shocked:
  80. Re: Dior Homme bottle variation (black or gold tube)

    The difference is not so great. I prefer the silver stem but not because it's necessarily better.
    I just found it a touch more subtle.
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    Re: Rochas Moustache

    Unless it's crazy money I would grab it as you seem to appreciate the old school
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    Re: Alternatives Virgin Island Water?

    Ambre Solaire.
    Being perfectly honest I prefer the smell of the original suntan lotion in the heat when it's blended in with the natural skin scent.
    About a tenth of the price and might stop you...
  83. Re: Few questions,answer if you have some free time.

    Not sure really. i bought an extra large bottle of Dior Homme two and a half years ago and have only got through about 5% of it so far (though I do have about 50 other scents so maybe that's not so...
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    Yea, appalling in my book :shocked:
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    Nigella Lawson :D
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    Poll: Re: Which one would I buy?

    One of the vetivers?
    Come on bro the guy is sixteen :shocked:
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    Poll: Re: Which one would I buy?

    Very helpful guys.
    Is it only 16 year olds who want advice on which batch of Aventus would suit them who get a warm reception these days :D
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    Poll: Re: Which one would I buy?

    Any really, though I don't personally think much of AHS.
    The Armani and the other Chanel I think are great examples of aquatics and you won't go wrong with either.
    maybe Bleau as it's possibly a...
  90. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    It arrived and I'm so happy to smell the real stuff again after a 30 year gap.
    The drydown is really to savour and the difference between the last bottle I have (which is the one before the current...
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    Re: Opinions about Chanel Allure Homme Sport?

    Worst Men's fragrance Chanel have ever made for me.
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    Re: Favorite fragrance from Thierry Mugler?

    Me too, really don't like any others at all, though I admit to not having tried all of them after being so put off by A Men and Pure Malt
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    Re: Some love for Kenzo Power

    I have a soft spot for it, I know what people mean when they describe it as a comfort scent but there's also something avant garde about it for me.
    I like it a lot in warm weather
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    Apart from the longevity :D
  95. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    The problem seems to be it doesn't last long.
    You can put it down to "all natural ingredients" as someone else has done if it makes you feel any better.
  96. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    I thought it was worth a bump just for the info in the OP.
  97. Re: Compliment Getters... Are they worth buying?

    Kind of a lot of money to spend on not offending people :shocked:
  98. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Just bumping this as I just found a half full first formulation bottle for 10.
    No idea if it's been stored properly but was worth a punt at that price.
    will update when it arrives.
  99. Poll: Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Terre D'Hermes Pure Parfum

    TDH parfum for me.
  100. Re: Armani Code (or Code Ultimate) vs. Body Kouros - help me pick one all-arounder

    Armani Code, I find Body Kouros too sickly sweet and even if I enjoyed it imagine it would get tiresome quickly.
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