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    Re: Oud Wood- A subtle hype-king?

    Nice but not hype worthy.
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    Re: For Millesime Imperial users...

    1-Your batch number: A3312J02
    2-Dominant note: fruity (Very little salt, fruit has bit of a rotten vibe to it)
    3-Longevity : 6 of 10 (Patchy, depends on weather. Can get over 8 hours sometimes)...
  3. Re: Penhaligon's Endymion vs Amouage Reflection Man - discuss and rate

    Jeremy strikes again :)
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    My mental self imposed limit is £200/$300 but no fragrance I've tested so far is worth more than this.

    Money is not an issue if I find a fragrance that blows my socks off.
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying 3 out of these

    Thats why I don't recommend blind buys, everyone has different taste. I don't like Fahrenheit and don't want to smell like petrol.
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    Re: How do you choose fragrances

    Wow... I wouldn't have the patience. I sample on card, if I like it, I sample on skin. Then I would sleep on it, read up on some reviews. Decide if I need it in my rotation and would I wear it...
  7. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Ain't that the truth. I use to save expensive things I have for special occasions. Now I feel everyday I'm alive is special.
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    Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    I don't collect, I just use fragrances...all the fragrances I have are totally disposable.
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    A hobby can turn into an addiction and I go through phases of buying collections of things, be it watches, sneakers, etc. I've reached that point where fragrances doesn't excite me as much as...
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    Re: Dior Hypnotic Poison EDP Longevity

    This is a women's fragrance, would get a better response in the female section
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/246531-Longevity-of-Hypnotic-Poison-!

    There seems to be plenty of reviews on...
  11. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Bleecker Street, I would happily steal it but I wouldn't buy a bottle.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Grand...how much you got... Best be a falcon.

    But I would take the money. The 2013/2014 batch are pretty good.
  13. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    I got stuff I don't like which I use at home, just to use them up.
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    Re: Help me find a UNIQUE Scent!

    Avoid all the best selling fragrances and you'll be fine.
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    Re: Spraying clothes

    I often spray my clothes when I'm going out at night, but not when I going to work.

    Never had any problems with damaged clothes.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I've the same batch and a little bit disappointed I don't get much ambergris on the drydown.
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    You must be lucky if your biggest regret is buying a cheap 8ml sample.

    Plus isn't that the whole point, you buy samples so you don't waste money on full bottles.

    My regret is buying Creed...
  18. Re: Do you think there are must have's for any collection and if so what?

    +1

    What's the point of buying so called classics if you don't like them.
  19. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Most: Tuscan Leather
    Least: Boss Bottled
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes revisited. Old man smell?

    TDH is definity a mature smell. Best suited to someone smartly dressed.
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    Re: Black XS: This stuff is great

    Because its not masculine in a fruity way. Also might be a cultural thing but smelling of things like strawberry/bubblegum etc when you're 25 yr old+ seems wrong, more suited to younger people....
  22. Re: Has Tuscan Leather been slightly reformulated?

    I've the same problem. When I tested it from a 50ml bottle I got the cocaine note then the leather would start to come in and when it drys down the raspberry would get stronger. I felt it was quite...
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I think the buyer was being reasonable and you failed to manage expectations. Stock image of a new bottle and stated the wrong amount, I personally stay away from sellers using stock images. With...
  24. Re: So I Put My Fragrance-holism Into Spreadsheet Form!?!?

    I keep a spreadsheet of what I purchased but not what I wear, I use the SOTD feature on Basnote for that.
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    Frankincense it turns my stomach, closely followed by civet.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    Went into town today with the intention of purchasing Interlude Man and sampling Memoir Man as I read a review saying the drydown is similar to Interlude Man.

    But let me start with the back story...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Surprised you needed to ask these questions considering you know about batch numbers.

    You have the new Creed sprayer, that is all. And longevity has ben discussed in length, it will improve with...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    If you consider 30c as cold, I can't take you serious.
  29. Re: Midnight in Paris: Overhyped and overrated?

    I don't get the hype either. Its very feminine on the dry down and I'm taking old skool/classic feminine.

    I would of though this fragrance would be quite polarizing but reviews seems to be overly...
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    Re: I need help about TF Tobacco Vanille

    I found TV had a similar feel to Spice Bomb.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    FragranceNet are very reliable but why would you buy from them if your in the UK, unless its a fragrance that AllBeauty or the Nose doesn't stock? As once FragranceNet adds on the VAT its not a great...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    I voted for Creed as almost half my collection is made up of this house.



    Erolfa works best when you go light on the "Creed" sprayer. I found on heavy application the calone note can make me...
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    Re: Fragrances revisited

    Same for me, one of the reasons I don't wear it much, it just lacks longevity. But it was monster when I first got it, 2 years on it just weak. I know everyone is just going say its "olfactory...
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying 3 out of these

    I got Pure Malt from the Thierry Mugler store for £35, fact is that some retailers are just trying to make a quick buck. Also StrawberryNet is based in Hong Kong so they are just importing just...
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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    I recently purchased Tuscan Leather from Selfridges and I when the SA was packing my item, she asked if I wanted any samples... to my surprise.

    The samples are made up on the spot, thats why...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bad batch?

    Not sure if theres much other there that could project better than Aventus. I would say that TV has half the projection power of Aventus... if that.
  37. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    One Night Stand Part 2 - Bedroom Grand Tour... Coming soon to YouTube.
  38. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    For me Mont Blanc Individuel and Bleu de Chanel are both beast mode for me, easily last the whole day.
  39. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I just trimmed down my collection to 25 from 30 and I feel so much better. I felt like I was hoarding and kept fragrances which I found barely ok but never enjoy wearing.

    I always only wear a...
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    Re: CD/OC/TF Favorites

    CD Dior Homme Parfum
    OC Neroli Sauvage
    TF Tuscan Leather
  41. Re: Dior Homme , Homme Intense, Homme Parfum: 20-bottles review (pictures)

    What about it? Thats the 2014 batch which is the same as the 2013 batch.
  42. Re: Dior Homme , Homme Intense, Homme Parfum: 20-bottles review (pictures)

    "About Dior Homme: thankfully, there isn't any difference in Dior Homme. The sample from Year 2005 and the one from Year 2014 smell exactly the same. I would say, if you buy Dior Homme, pick any...
  43. [UK] Job lot (Gucci Envy, Midnight Paris EDP and more)

    I'm having a clear out and want to sell these as a job lot and not interesting in any splits.

    Gucci Envy (about 20ml remaining - 40% full)

    Midnight in Paris EDP (over 70mls - 95% full )
    ...
  44. Re: Price versus quality in choosing fragrances

    Price should always be a factor when reviewing. But the fragrances should be scored on scent alone and price accounted for but shouldn't be rated down due to cost.

    But when it comes to "is it...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Nowhere I know of in the UK sells it discounted. Allbeauty used to sell it but never seems to have stock now.

    You can try ordering it from France, its EU so there will be no import duty. The...
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying 3 out of these

    I personally think that is the safest out of a quite unsafe bunch.

    Why do you need to blind buy Dior Fahrenheit, this one must be quite easy to test at a store.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    So is mine and my batch code says mine was manufactured in June 2014.

    I did a spray on the back of my hand at 5pm, now over 5 hours later I can still smell it on my hand.

    Update: now almost 7...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Just out of interest is your bottle made in France or USA?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    We're all equal, but some are more equal than others ;)
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    Re: Most worn in 2014

    Millésime Impérial (43)
    Dior Homme (31)
    Erolfa (24)
    Virgin Island Water (23)
    Silver Mountain Water (20)
    Aventus (17)
    Néroli Sauvage (16)
    Dior Homme Intense (13)
    Bleu de Chanel (9)
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    Re: Colognes that have become "played out"

    +1

    Most people wouldn't know what any of these popular fragrances smell like. The fact is that fragrances aren't worn by that many man.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I went to get TL but tested AdP Colonial Leather first before dropping big bucks on TL. Personally think AdP doesn't hold a candle to TL.

    Not a fan of the citrus opening, the leather note was...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    My final and most expensive ever purchase for 2014. The SA even filled up the atomiser, so I got 275ml of this stuff!

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7812701/IMG_20141231_150341.jpg
  54. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    I had a small collection of designers fragrances since my early teens but never got into fragrances as I presumed they all smelled similar and didn't know about niche or high-end fragrances.

    It...
  55. Re: Dior Home vs Davidoff cool water vs bleu de chanel?

    Cool water smells like Green Irish Tweed, so what's not to like.
  56. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    You using the lords name in vain... Not cool man, not cool. Can we also add religious references to ban list please.
  57. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    Totally agree with this. Some of the stuff people like on here I find very unpleasant. I find I'm more insync with the opinions on Fragrantica.

    But I've been looking for wow fragrance for over a...
  58. Thread: holy CHet!

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    Re: holy CHet!

    Another CH thread... Mitch please. Jeremy should demand some kickback from the sales of CH.
  59. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    10oz bottle? You must bath in this stuff.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Guerlain blind buys?

    I can only speak for TV as thats the only one I tested but very keen on trying the two Guerlains you mentioned.

    Your on the school bus so I presume you quite young. I find TV quite a mature scent...
  61. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    Mine is a April 2014 batch if I remember correctly and it last full work day in the winter UK climate. I do about 5 sprays and I can smell it quite clearly for 5 hours and still get whiffs on my way...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Its definitely worth it for DHP its a monster compared to DH. I find DH a much lighter fragrance and doesn't last long.
  63. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    So I guess I'll be frowned upon if I used the term "young person" too.
  64. Re: Midnight in Paris EDT vs Midnight in Paris EDP

    I can imagine that MiP is quite a polarising scent. I can also understand the older womans perfume smell comment too. The drydown is sometime very floral or vanilla heavy.
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    Re: How many 'users' do you have?

    I don't consider myself a collector. But always have an itch to buy something new.

    I try to wear my favourites the most, life's too short for second best. The ones I don't love I never wear I...
  66. Re: Midnight in Paris EDT vs Midnight in Paris EDP

    Glad to see that your feedback mirrors my previous post. In summary MiP is nice to have but totally redundant if you own DHi, unless you're a collector.

    But at least you scratched an itch,...
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    Re: which one would you pick?

    I don't like the 3, but if had to chose one it would be Lidge but I wouldn't say its that work friendly.
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    Just compiled a list of all the fragrances I purchased in the past 1 year and a bit, when I started to take a more serious interest into fragrances. I think've done ok, I only paid over the odds for...
  69. Re: Yeah, I can't find Carolina Herrera CH Men at any store

    No store in the UK even stocks this, so a blind buy is the only choice.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Bleu De Chanel
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Dior Homme Intense
    Néroli Sauvage
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Dior Leather Oud
    Strong cat piss...why?
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    I've used this site several times for my Creed purchases and they have been great.

    My first purchased was Aventus and was bit of a punt as there was no talk of this retailer on this forum. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    How great is the price? I got my 2013 bottle from fragranceshop ($136)
    https://www.fragranceshop.com/virgin-island-water/
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    Re: Midnight in paris

    The box is normally sealed and did you have to prime the sprayer?
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    Its OK but too sweet for me and also when I wear it I don't enjoy it
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    Eucalyptus? Is that what the main accord of Bois D'Encens is? To me it's kind of milky and mouldy, its the same accord that I get when I tried CdG Avignon. I was hoping it would be more of a...
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    I really liked Encens Satin but hated Bois d'Encens, I had to wash it off after an hour as it made me feel sick.
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    Re: some thoughts about dior homme intense

    Well thats not difficult, Bleu EDP is not getting good feedback.
  79. Re: There's something about Silver Mountain Water

    Is the 2014 batch better in terms of longevity?

    I unfortunately have the 2011 batch. I know SMW isn't a longevity or projection monster but some days I still smell it on myself after a full work...
  80. Re: Went for Bleu even though Platinum Egoiste was drawing me in :/

    Good choice. I didn't think that Bleu was that great after a quick sampling but after a full wearing I think its amazing.

    PE is nice too but more of a classic scent and doesn't fit my style...
  81. Re: Midnight in Paris EDT vs Midnight in Paris EDP

    I'm not sure I would recommended this as blind buy but saying that I blind bought the EDP and I don't like Bulgari Black. The drydown does lean more towards the feminine side, but no more so than...
  82. Re: Which fragrance you smell more often nowadays? and what u doesnt smell anymore.(that is till sel

    I think projection and longevity have a lot to do with it. People whom wear the weaker scents you just can't smell.
  83. Re: What is the main difference between a 'batch' and 'reformulation (Creed/Hermes)

    I wouldn't say 2013 is better than the 2014, the 2014 batch is just different. Anyone use to the classic GIT wouldn't instantly spot the differences, it's much greener and has a strong violet note...
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    Re: It's almost time for a new bottle of...

    I've about 60% left of Creed MI & VW but feel a need to get back up bottles... I need help :(
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    CH makes an OK work fragrance but lacks longevity to make it through the full work day. Put on 4 sprays with 1 of them on my shirt at 7:30am and it was gone at 1pm.
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    Re: Possible fake Hermes Terre?

    And if all else fails, it will be on your credit card statement.
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    Re: Possible fake Hermes Terre?

    Sorry to hear about your unlucky purchased. But please do share the retailer you purchased from when you find it, so people can avoid the same fate.
  88. Re: Creed box differences, NM vs Fragrancenet

    Never purchased a 30ml bottle, not worth the money. But do have one 75ml bottle and the box is the same as the 120ml ones.
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    Poll: Re: Excellent Projection is ...

    Anything that is still projecting after 8 hours is good. Most turn into a skin scent in half that time.
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    Re: YSL L'homme collection

    I think a lot of women would disagree with that.
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    Re: Do you prefer buying or owning?

    Like all addictions, its always about the chase...catch that dragon.
  92. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    Love the dry down on Creeds too and Neroli Sauvage takes the crowd. The Neroli top might not last that long but that only means you can enjoy the sweet, sweet drydown quicker and it last a long time...
  93. Poll: Re: Christian Dior Homme Parfum vs Christian Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum

    I feel Homme to be more versatile and classy. Fahrenheit parfum is nice and the gasoline note has been toned way down which I never liked. But its not something I could wear on a regular basis.
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Haha... I was thinking the same thing. But its too late, now there are loads of fat bald men rocking CH Men thinking they are God's gift to women... lock up your daughters guys.
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    Re: The Ultimate Young Fragrance

    1 Million or Pure Malt.
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    Recommend me a long lasting fresh scent

    After buying Bleu I realised how vital decent longevity is to me. In my collection of almost 30 bottles, Bleu is the only one I get real performance from (11hr+) projection. I was shocked and knew...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Sharing batch numbers and credit card details always a bad idea...
  98. Re: The Excitement In Hand Is Unreal !!!!!!!!!

    Its good but not amazing.
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    I never use to wear it about 2 years ago. But seeing that I spent so much money on it now, I need to wear it everyday.
  100. Thread: Off-Topic

    by jhericurls
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    Sticky: Re: How much do you earn?

    By looking at your fragrance collection you must earn a lot more.
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