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    Knowing some of your tastes, I'm not surprised you didn't care for Community. I thought it was one of the better choices although overall The Zoo isn't my style of fragrances. I'll add that Community...
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    This one skews deep into masculine territory IMO. I can't get pass the strong cumin accord present in Louis. One of my least favorites from the set.
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    I know teardrop is working on two sets of samples - the other being Neil Morris which will take a month of Sundays to complete :)
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    Looking forward to reading your thoughts. I just wish it was in better circumstances with the entire sample set.
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    I can accommodate you into the Rogue Sample if you would like. There was some juice from what I recalled in one of the posts.
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    Yellowtone, I've added the Creed samples to the Rogue Perfumery Sample Pass. There are extension packages for that sample pass so I've grouped the Creed samples with the next set of Rogue samples...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Angelique Encens and Scent of Oger will be combined with the samples in the Rogue Perfumery sample pass. Most of you are also in the Rogue Perfumery sample pass so you will be able to sample them in...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    You're correct. I posted a picture of the samples very early on in the thread.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    In light of what just happened, I'm considering on preparing some additional samples of both Creed Angelique Encens and Scent of Oger for the folks over in Europe. Currently there is another...
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    It's a bit disturbing and weird that only one was left inside the package. Why was this box left while the other box and orange pill container removed? I'm not sure if I would call this a...
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    Damn. I find this very upsetting.

    There should've been 6 Zoo samples total in 2 gold boxes, 3 samples in each box as well as well as orange container that contained the 2 Creeds.
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    I think this was the consensus for the majority of the participants including myself.
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    I also agree that it was one of the better offerings from The Zoo. Like for every one of the scents, whether or positive or negative, I wouldn't reach for it.
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    Do you get the classic Eau de Cologne feel when wearing it?
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    The worst one from this pass according to my nose. It's a very harsh and unappealing scent from start to finish. Definitely a thumbs down.
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    I actually gave Community a thumbsup. It has a nice citrusy aromatic opening that dries down to a green woody base. Even though I think it's one of the better choices in the pass, I would never reach...
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    Louis had prominent notes of cumin and cloves which was an instant turn off for me, I don't enjoy cumin at all so this was a thumbs down. Apart from the cumin, i picked up on some cardamon, florals,...
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    This was an oddball from the pass, didn't enjoy this one at all - gave this one a thumbs down. I remember getting floral and metallic notes from this one. This is suppose to smell like wine and...
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    Fig My Love I consider a bit too dense for me. It's very green and vegetal for a fig scent. The kind of fig that I enjoy is one that is bright and airy like Philosykos. A good fig scent in it's own...
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    I have to agree that Fig My Love skews to the synthetic side, same could be said for the others. Fig My Love is a bit to dense for me to wear for a fig scent. It's definitely a no for me. There's...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    You could purchase Angelique Encens from the Creed Boutique directly. If it's more convenient, one individual here is currently splitting a bottle on the split boards.
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    That stuff was weird and horrible at the same time. I was a very unhappy camper for those couple of hours.
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    Will you be doing a side to side comparison between the two?
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    The opposite would be said for me.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Definitely worth it! :thumbsup: I think you'll find something that you'll enjoy from the collection. Do share your thoughts in the Rogue Sample Pass thread.
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    I think you probably were right on picking up some of the wood notes. That's what I picked detected at the base. Scent of Oger reminded me of an old school Eau de Cologne fragrance. I picked more...
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    My favorite from the pass. Did you get a burning rubber accord from Club Design? A very nice smoky, dirty, leather scent overall.
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    I do agree some of the notes are harder to pick out than others. The opening was really nice citrus accord accompanied by mint and aldehyde. The drydown I got vetiver, cedar wood and musk. It does...
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    I found this take on fig is a bit harder to wear. Green more dense. My kind fig is more something like to Philosykos. Airy, creamy, smooth which Fig My Love is none of that IMO.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I think you could call the Creed Boutique to ask them to mail you out a sample.

    Phone: (212) 439-7777
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    HOP, Angelique Encens is now available at the Creed Boutiques if you really want the fragrance.
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    That is a very interesting comparison. I was trying to find the jingles and commercials on youtube. I only found recent stuff unfortunately. Without looking up Bisleri or the history of it, it sounds...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    This is a line that I haven't explored from Mugler despite seeing the name of the bottles pop up here and there in the threads. Are there any in particular that stand out to you?
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    Oh that sounds very good, never tried it myself. I'll check out the article. You're not hijacking the thread, in fact I'm quite entertained by it. I'm learning something new. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    grayspoole it's been my pleasure to introducing you to Angelique Encens and Scent of Oger as well as Vintage Tabarome, Bayrhum Vetiver, Verveine Narcisse, and Aubepine Acacia from the Rouge Perfumery...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    As it has been circulating in other threads already, Creed Angelique Encens will be available in limited quantities over at the Creed Boutique in LA in the coming days/weeks. If you like/love it...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    If you take a look at the notes, one of them is styrax. I think that's the note that you're smelling. I didn't get the rubber smell all that much but more of the leather, florals, and musk. I'm not...
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    Fig My Love was a bit too dense as a fig scent for me, very vegetal and green. Now that I think about it, I wonder if the fig tree itself was incorporated into the scent along with the actual fruit....
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    I think what you''re smelling is the dry green hay note at the base. I didn't get the vetiver note at the base.
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    I got a marine note as well in Community. There was also a subtle dry green and woods note as well.
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    Wearing it made me feel miserable.
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    Looking forward to hearing of your results :thumbsup:
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    Carre Blanc was my least favorite from the pass but nonetheless congrats on your decant :thumbsup:

    Regrettably The Zoo samples aren't sold individually unfortunately on the website. I wonder if...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Take your time grayspoole, please finish Mixerscent's sample pass first.
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    Would you consider the other set overall better, worse, or at par with this set of samples?
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    A nicely written impression. The ambery vanillan base was my favorite part of Angelique Encens. Personally I didn't find it overbearing at all, it was just right. I consider it a comfort scent.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    The Creeds are bonus samples that I decided to add into the pass for fun.

    Zephyr offered a unique take on the Scent of Oger which intrigued me. I entertain everyone's impression of the scents...
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    You're reviews are very valuable even if they're not in agreement to other individuals here, I would expect nothing less than honest feedback. At the end of the day it's only one individual's opinion...
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    I'm glad you found something that you enjoyed from the pass. Send me a PM about AE, I might be able to help.
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    It's probably safe to say that The Zoo is a house that's not for you. Community and Club Design were the scents that I enjoyed from the pass but not anywhere close for a FB purchase.

    Fig My Love...
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    This is the probably the first time that I'm hearing Scent of Oger smelling like BO. To me it smells something like an old school Eau de Cologne scent. I wonder if its the potpourri note that...
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    Thanks for all of your well thought reviews. I'm glad you enjoyed Angelique Encens a lot. :thumbsup:
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    Spacewood was another odd ball that I couldn't figure out. I didn't pick up a white wine or rice note at all. I remember it had both a floral and metallic feel to it early before it settled down...
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    Ignorant is bliss?
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    Wonderfully written Mike! :thumbsup; It's one my favorite vintage Creeds next to Vintage Tabarome, Scent of Oger, and Verveine Narcisse. The ambery vanillan base is my favorite part of the scent. A...
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    Louis was a difficult scent to wear as it had strong cumin and clove notes with some added cardamon giving an off-putting feel. This dried down to woods and cedar. Although not a terrible as Carre...
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    A significant departure from the bright aromatic Philosykos. On me there was a synthetic feel to it. A good fig scent although I can't imagine myself reaching for it. I didn't get anything creamy or...
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    Amber Absolute is wonderful. It's one of the few Tom Fords that I still have respect for. It's a solid amber based scent. Not sure I'll be able to say this with the 2019 re-release.
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    Club Design was my favorite from the pass. It reminded me of the black leather jacket that you would wear on an evening out. While it was a nice scent it's not one that I would ever reach for. The...
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    Scent of Oger smells very similar to Selection Verte minus the minty accord. I didn't get the impression of potpourri. To me it smelled more citrus with some spices. I find Scent of Oger more like a...
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    This one was another oddball. I wonder what inspired the naming of this fragrance? I didn't pick up on the wine note at all. Some floral and metallic notes and that's pretty much it. Subtle and...
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    Carre Blanc was my least favorite of the samples. It was extremely harsh at the opening. I recalled smelling green, grapefruit, and orris notes early on before drying down to a dry green base. I...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Haven't tried Ichnusa either.
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    If I had to guess the sharp citrus may have been the angelica and the inky odor may have been the incense that you were smelling early on. My favorite is the ambery and vanillin drydown. At that...
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    Interesting I didn't think of Community as a chamomile drink. I do think Community is one of the better choices from the pass.
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    You're off to a good start :thumbsup:

    That's quite an interesting comparison to korean soup meal. The spices you smell is the potpourri note. For me I don't detect this note as much. I get more...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    A very beautiful elegant scent. This one reminds of a classic eau de cologne. I did get a citrus accord that was accented some spices and florals. One of my favorite Creeds of all time. It's my...
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    Nicely written :thumbsup: It's a very beautiful scent that has very good longevity and moderate silage. Yes there's definitely a jasmine note. I think the angelica note you probably were having...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Haze does seem closer to the fig in Philosykos. Philosykos is lighter, sweeter, brighter, aromatic while preserving a slight green accord. Do you still prefer Fig my Love over Haze? Or vice versa? I...
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    Fig my love I think is much harder wear. I recalled it be very dense at times. A good quality fig but not the fig I would want to wear.
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    Have you tried Philosykos? If so, I'd be curious if you can identify differences between this and Fig My Love.
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    These were my favorites from the set. Club design I didn't pick any sweetness or syrupy feel whatsoever. Leather and woods were the main contenders that I got from this. The scent itself lasted a...
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    I didn't like this one either, it's just felt really strange for me.
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    Looking forward to reading your impressions :thumbsup:
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    Spot on! That's exactly how I view Scent of Oger. It feels more like a eau de cologne if anything. Initially I was concerned that the potpourri would be overpowering but it blends in really well...
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    I consider this a bitter darker alternative to Diptyque Philosykos. It's nice but I need a fig that is more aromatic.
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    Did you get a rubbery accord early on?

    I consider this the best one from the set. A very nice dark rugged leather scent fused with woods and musk.
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    Club Design I would consider the darkest fragrance in the pass. I'll let you get your initial impressions down before I continue.
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    I didn't like either of these.

    Louis had a strong cumin/clove opening which was polarizing. I got some of the orange blossom florals and cedar later in the scent.

    Spacewood was the complete...
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    I thought Community was one of the better ones in the pass. To me it was a bit green and slightly aromatic. The fruit was more like a tart grapefruit.
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    Nicely done. :thumbsup: Carre Blanc was pretty loud and chaotic. I came out of it with my ears ringing.
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    Hungover effect was my experience :laugh:
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    Package is now on it's way to Kotori.
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    Here are the contents of what will be in the package:
    -6 Samples from The ZOO
    -2 Bonus Samples from CREED
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    UPDATE:
    Since we have a large audience I've decided that I want to share two very special fragrances of mine into the sample pass that isn't from THE ZOO.

    I will include the very elusive Creed(s)...
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    Added. Thanks for volunteering to send to Europe much appreciated.
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    Added: Zephyr1973, mikeperez23, grayspoole

    If someone is willing to ship to Europe from the US I could include StellaDiverFlynn and yellowtone. They would need to be at the end of the list.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    That would be great. Have you tried the others?
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    Added!
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    Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I’m pleased to announce that I will be hosting a Sample Pass that will be focusing on THE ZOO fragrance line. This US-based fragrance line was founded by Christophe Laudamiel in 2016.
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