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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    YES, I have a 30mL of that batch. It's like a better version of 13Z01, which is saying a lot.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yes, there's plenty of mentions of it in this thread, including mine from 14 pages ago -you just have to search:
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  3. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    Blame those houses for formulating so quickly that we have to stretch a term to refer to different eras of a fragrance's production, where an era can be just a year or two.

    The term "vintage"...
  4. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Not sure. The sample wasn't advertised as a vintage formulation, so probably a recent formulation if I had to guess.

    It certainly projected enough and smelled full and high quality if that helps....
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Chanel Egoiste (not the Platinum).

    I...........recognize that this is a well-made olfactory creation, but the rose just kills the enjoyment of it for me.

    Hoping to secure a sample of Egoiste...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    Not sure why it's fetching high prices on eBay if it is, but I just got a sample of it in the mail earlier this week.

    I........don't like it. There's something clashing and unpleasant in the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Or the posts we were getting last year of "I just tried batch 18KITTYKITTYLICKLICK....very smokey with pineapple, beast mode!" from new members who just happened to be selling decants of that same...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    ^ Thank you. People posting pictures of their fragrance in here, and then someone replying quoting the ENTIRE post making everyone reading this thread scroll past all the pictures a second time gets...
  9. Re: Best place to buy older creed batches

    Then your options for finding older Creed batches will be very, very limited. eBay is where people tend to sell older batches of Creed. There's plenty of reputable sellers on eBay - you just need to...
  10. Re: Which discontinued scents are a lost for the world?

    Kinda makes you wonder how many fragrances are discontinued that it really won't matter for a few years if it is, because of how much manufactured stock is still floating around.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Mods: what's the current feeling on "is my Aventus real or fake" requests being in this batch thread as opposed to people making a new topic for it, or better yet, post it in some specific thread...
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    Word.
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    Creed: call me when you release the following flankers in all their I-don't-give-a-damn-what-IFRA-says-glory:
    Aventus 2010,
    Aventus 11Z01,
    Aventus 13ZZ01, and
    Aventus 15X01.

    I'd buy 100%...
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    Re: I love Tuscan leather. what next

    I understand your question was rhetorical, but genuinely I think people tend to respond to the title of the thread and not bother reading the body of the original post.
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    Re: Parfums de Marley's best?

    I've sampled very nearly the entire line, and Herod is still the only one I deemed worthy of a full bottle for me.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - Completely Addicted

    Well, my sample of Nio was supposed to arrive today, but instead they sent Uden. So........no getting to smell Nio until they ship it out.
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I have a 13T01 bottle and a 14M01 bottle, and they're both great. I recently got a 2017 (not sure which batch) sample, and it wasn't nearly as deep and complex of a fragrance.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - Completely Addicted

    I'm glad to hear this - Monday my samples of Nio and 1861 Renaissance come in the mail from luckyscent. I've heard good things about Xerjoff.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I can guarantee you that if you gave me a blind sample of the 10K02, 11Z01, 13ZZ01, 15X01, and 16H01 bottles I have, that I could easily tell you which one was which.
    Batch variations in Aventus are...
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    Re: Need suggestions for a new work scent

    I always go for Mugler cologne as a suggestion for the office.

    Not the stir up the pot or anything, but I don't actually agree with Tom Ford Grey Vetiver being a safe office scent. There's women...
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    Re: Outdated fragrances?

    The term we're looking for in this discussion really is "dated," not "outdated." And yes, there are some fragrances that are old enough to be considered worn-out and the general public tired of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    THIS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AND THE RECORD CORRECTED SEVERAL TIMES.

    Refer to noffie79's post. Should this nugget be added to an Aventus FAQ or something? Good grief.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    The box had some yellowing? Yikes, that's not good. Improper storage won't necessarily impact the performance, though - just the smell.

    Aventus tends to get better performance once there's a bit...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Suggestion for Bath and Body Works Woodland:

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    source: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31iwQYoIM1L._SY450_.jpg
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    It should be a blend of every single one of hednic's fragrances.
  26. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    This is technically a "consumerist" hobby - that is to say, the activity involves purchasing things and wearing them, as opposed to an active hobby (like playing sports for fun) or a hobby that...
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    Re: Best minty citrus niche frag?

    Comme des Garcons Play Green fits the bill perfectly here, aside from longevity, as it's not great.

    I don't think "beast mode" niche mint/citrus exists.
  28. Re: Change My Mind: Selling fragrance decants should be illegal and punishable by death

    That argument has so many faulty analogies I don't even know where to start.

    Hopefully this'll get locked before too long.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    We'll see. A Creed boutique SA in Las Vegas told me last August that the deodorants were coming back in February 2019, but that never happened, so we'll see.
  30. Re: For Those Who Bought And Enjoyed The Original Angel Men....How Do You Feel About It Today??

    It was called Angel Men back then, just FYI.
  31. Re: For Those Who Bought And Enjoyed The Original Angel Men....How Do You Feel About It Today??

    It was my first signature scent, dating all the way back to high school in the late '90s, so it brings me back. Being that A*Men and Aventus are the only two in my wardrobe of almost 30 bottles that...
  32. Re: If you could remix any scent what would it be and how?

    I'd take Tobacco Vanille and replace the vanilla with a nice gourmand black cherry note.
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    Re: Aventus has turned sour!?

    I have a 13ZZ01 that, on some days, smells sour. Then four days later I'll come back to it and it's just slightly tart.

    Noses can be unreliable things.
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    Re: how much aventus do I have left?

    My question was also hinting at you just uploading a picture instead of trying to describe the level in words.
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    Re: Is Cedrat Boise a safe blind buy?

    I don't recommend blind-buying anything. I'm sure you can find a decant of this, and then make a larger purchase decision from there.
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    Re: how much aventus do I have left?

    I'm confused; was there a picture at some point to go along with this question? Seems like that'd be the best way to go about it, other than knowing what an empty bottle weighs, knowing the known...
  37. Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Aventus hasn't been smokey since 2013. Any new bottle of Aventus is going to be more "fruity fresh" with zero smoke - my 2016 bottle and my 2017 samples work quite well in the summer.
  38. Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Cedrat Enivrant
    Millisime Imperial
    Pacific Rock Moss
    Mugler cologne
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP
    Green Irish Tweed
    and believe it or not, Drakkar Noir on a summer light can be pulled...
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    Re: What is the WORST TF Private Blend?

    For me - Oud Wood. I gave it a fair shot, but it just smells like a rubber glove to me. I must not like oud as a note.

    I'm also surprised to see Tobacco Vanille mentioned on here so much - maybe...
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    Re: FragranceNet Aventus Doubts

    THIS x1000. I was just over at the GIT batches thread and there's the same thing going on, with people spraying some initial sprays of a brand new full bottle (doesn't matter if it's a 2018 bottle or...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    What's a good batch or time period for lemon verbena heavy GIT? All I've ever smelled is my two bottles of GIT I've had, which are both 14M01.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I think 17Q11 has a great fresh blast of pineapple.........then it's gone quickly, and underneath is almost nothing. No woodsy base like in the 2015s, not even much of a vanilla musk thing going on...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Hello, 12e01 and 13q01 I think I already reviewed on this thread, so I'd recommend searching, but here it is again:

    12e01 - blend of pineapple/apple (slightly more pineapple), decent amount of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Anyone else annoyed with all the eBay listings describing 17Q11 as "rare"? 17Q11 is not rare; they made a bunch of that batch and it wasn't that long ago. Ugh.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    My 2012 (12E01) is very brisket BBQ smoke with a pineapple/apple combo. I'd imagine your 12F01 should smell similar.
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    Re: Best Parfums de Marly???

    As someone who's smelled about 8-10 of them, Herod is the only one I wanted enough to buy a full bottle.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Fair enough, I guess it's worth asking, then. I have 2012 Aventus, but not that batch. Usually though that search method will get you something at least for just about any batch.

    ....for the most...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Instead of hoping that someone who has that specific batch from 7 years ago just so happens to be reading this thread on the page we're currently on before it goes to another page, you're much better...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Better? Yes, but I've never had absolute monster projection with any Aventus. YMMV of course.
  50. Re: How to legit check a vintage aventus bottle?

    I agree as well. No more than that.
  51. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    No Drakkar Noir? Blashphemy! :laugh:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Fair enough, but I think it needs to be made crystal clear that whatever notes people are perceiving as smoke in these newer batches is NOT the same as the smoke that was in 2010-2013 Aventus.
    ...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yeah I know, that's what I was getting at.

    I think it's really important to correct the record for those wanting to get into Aventus and specifically wanting the "smoky" Aventus that all these...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Wait, what? Smoke is back in Aventus? Or is this yet another round of false post-2013 claims of smoky Aventus that we last saw back around October last year?
  55. Re: My experience of living with just 12 fragrances - An enforced experiment

    Thanks for this post - I've found that when I stop buying, I'm able to shift my focus and attention towards enjoying what I have - and I have a small but mighty, heavyweight collection, so that works...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I sprayed my almost-empty bottle of 13ZZ01 today after not having smelled it in months.

    Man, this stuff is good - it'll be great in the spring.
  57. Re: Fellow Aventians, what are your other three most worn scents?

    Good topic idea btw.

    I had to think about this, but I think the three others I wear the most (as of this past month) are:

    1. Drakkar Noir (vintage)

    2. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather (the original...
  58. Re: Fellow Aventians, what are your other three most worn scents?

    Purple Label - that's interesting; I'd heard that's a pretty damn rare fragrance to get a hold of.
  59. Re: Do Any Cologne Companies Make Grooming Products With Their Scents?

    Hair pomade and beard balm that you refer to in the body of your post? Not that I can think of.

    "Grooming products" in general that you refer to in your post's title? Yes, tons of them. A lot of...
  60. Re: Why is Calvin Klein hardly ever mentioned?

    I think it's because the Calvin Klein house in general doesn't have the same status pull as it did back in the 80s/90s. I just don't hear about it much, nor have I ever felt the need to keep up with...
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    Re: Opinion about this list

    It's a list thrown together devoid of any meaningful commentary on why each fragrance was selected for the list.
  62. Re: The Aventus DNA may become mainstream soon.

    I think Sauvage did this to Aventus already. Mont Blanc's smell-alike is coming at the tail-end of Aventus' hype train. I'd argue Aventus hype peaked right around 2015/2016.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    I purchased a 50mL vintage (1987) Drakkar Noir a couple of weeks back. Smells great, but the seller didn't mention it was a splash. So, I had to get a 50mL spray decant to put it...
  64. Re: let's play a game: what perfumes should Burt Reynold wear?

    The lack of past tense in the question irks me too much to play this game. He's dead.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    THIS is what I've always thought of clones from the beginning. I used to frequent wetshaving forums, and the amount of time, energy, and money those guys will spend buying all these different...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I'm so sorry, I was mistaken...........it's 12E01 I have, not 12D01B. You're right.
    Your 12E01 description is spot on.
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    Re: Top 10 Fragrance Reviewers I Can't Stand

    I'm always a bit surprised how dismissive the basenotes forum is of video fragrance reviewers. Sure, YouTube has a lot of shills and unoriginal "Top 10" crap, but that's with everything, really -...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Isn't it fascinating just how freaking different that era of Aventus was?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I wouldn't say 12D01B smells like cigarette smoke, but rather BBQ'ed meats with pineapple and woods. I'm not sure what you mean by asking if it's "normal".........are you concerned you have a fake...
  70. Re: Mont Blanc Individuel; Better than Creed OS?

    This reminded me how annoying it is that fragrancex still spells this fragrance as "Individuelle."
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I have 10K02.....I know there was really big batch variation back then, but surely there wasn't a world of difference between 10K01 and 10K02? I can tell you about mine if you're still curious.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Rocking original Obsession for Men on this cold day.
    Man this stuff radiates.
  73. Re: How to decant 300mL of old formula Mugler cologne?

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    All right, gentlemen, I've decanted the whole 300mL bottle into 3 100mL decants. I also made some print-outs for the labels, cut them out with an exacto knife, and adhered it on with...
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    Re: Creed Aventus. Logevity?

    It's 2019 - a 2017 batch has had more than enough time to properly macerate. This is just Creed and IFRA.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I've been taking the whole month of February off from Aventus - my nose (and I, frankly) were getting a bit burnt out on it. I look forward to giving my Aventus batches a good spritz again, and...
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    Re: Best Rotting Flowers

    Barrister & Mann Fougère Gothique is this to a T.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    My 1987 Drakkar Noir arrived today! Smells great, hasn't turned.

    Only thing is, it's a splash - not a sprayer. eBayer didn't specify that. Oh, well - time to get a decant.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    My 16H01 (not a batch that gets mentioned much in this thread) has vanilla musk.
  79. Re: Paco Rabanne Buy The Numbers: Vintage vs. Newer

    Funny this thread should come up......out of the blue I decided to start looking up Paco Rabanne Pour Homme last week out of curiosity - I'm 35 and had only heard of the fragrance via a quick...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Got this in the mail last night - a near-full tester of the original Obsession juice! 9730397304

    Smells smoother than my mini I have of the Coty Prestige-era stuff, although that juice isn't...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    YES - wish the fragrance industry and IFRA would just agree to this as a solution.
  82. Re: Fragrances that you love but can't pull off

    Imaginary Authors Saint Julep - wonderful fragrance, high-quality.......but it smells a bit too feminine on me. Not "old lady floral" feminine, but "teenage girl that likes wearing fruity body...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Just snagged a long-ingredients-list version of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. Oakmoss in the ingredients!
  84. Re: Masculine fragrance for office with “weak projection”!

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is a favorite suggestion - if you want weaker projection, I'd get the toilette instead of the parfum.

    For really really safe and inoffensive and subtle, I'd say Mugler...
  85. Re: How close in smell is Chanel AHEB EDT is to AHEB EDP?

    I have both and can confirm through my repeated experience that it was NOT just a name/packaging change.......they are different scents. Very similar, but different in performance, top notes,...
  86. Re: How to decant 300mL of old formula Mugler cologne?

    Not that I'm aware of. Even if it did, 300mL means there's going to be a lot of air in the bottle for a considerable amount of time once it starts to get used up.
  87. How to decant 300mL of old formula Mugler cologne?

    I snagged this off eBay:

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    I'm looking forward to it, but it's a splash and not a spray. I've read on this forum about how it's not good to have air in the bottle, which there would most...
  88. Re: Name an expensive fragrance that people should avoid because it is bad.

    I'd say By Kilian Vodka on the Rocks simply because it's the greatest difference I've experienced in a fragrance between how much it costs vs how cheap it smells.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Wearing my Bath and Body Works Woodland cologne (discontinued)........yes, it's a relatively cheap clone of 90s Obsession for Men with not as good of longevity, but it's a trip back in time...
  90. Re: Was Dior Sauvage a Marketing plan that got out of control ?

    I got a sample of this a year or so ago - it just came off as a low-level Aventus-smell-alike with that prominent "mall"ecule.
    It's loud - it projects well, I'll give it that - but Dior could've...
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    Re: Creed sell old batches?

    Crazy to think that 17V01 is considered an old batch. How long before ebay sellers spam the "RARE" and "VINTAGE" keywords with this batch? I give it about 3...........seconds.
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    Re: Is my creed aventus authentic ?

    It looks legit to me.



    Unfortunately that's fairly normal with Creed, so that doesn't indicate a fake.

    Thanks for not spamming the batch thread with this, btw. To thank you in return, I...
  93. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    As much as I love it......Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. The opening blast has a gasoline/nail polish note in there, but that dissipates after 10 seconds for me. Then I get that nice rich leather with...
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    Re: Hermes Terre de Hermes

    I forgot which one I sampled a while back, but I remember it smelling like a past-its-prime orange with a dirt note.
  95. Re: Best POST Workout fragrances (not just Sport)

    Kinda what I thought. I can't think of ever wanting to throw on a fragrance between the time I walk out of a gym and going straight home to shower afterwards.
  96. Re: A fragrance that's become a suprising favorite in your collection?

    That's a great one that not many guys have tried. Come to think of it, Jo Malone has a few scents that work well as unisex freshies, but their marketing completely ignores guys.
  97. Poll: Re: OK, best Aventus clone once and for all... [POLL]

    Roja Dove Haute Luxe - smells just like Aventus, and way cheaper too! :tongue:
  98. Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    As someone who's owned a bottle of Atelier Cedrat Enivrant, I saw the Pacific Lime bottle last weekend at Sephora and gave it a spritz. It was ok, but didn't hold a candle to Cedrat (which I never...
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    Re: Aventus fake or real?

    I just wanted to say thank you for making this its own thread as opposed to clogging up the batch thread.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    That must've been my post, then - we're in the rare 10G01C owners club, lol.
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