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  1. Re: Do you find it hard to appreciate your cheap aquatics once you have smelled Bleu de Chanel?

    I definitely don't think Bleu is an aquatic. As far as Chanel goes, Platinum Egoiste is better for the safe/fresh scent thing, IMO.
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    Re: Oldest Creed you own.

    Just opened a bottle of Erolfa from 02. Smells brand new.
  3. Re: Recommendations for a summer niche under $150?

    Original Vetiver
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    Yeah, I generally sunblock the hell out of myself on the beach, and then proceed to sit and drink beers in the sand. (disguised in McDonalds cups. You fill the cup 1/4 up with ice, drop the beer can...
  5. Re: Which should I get? Pure Havane or L'instant de Guerlain Extreme?

    yeah, as del says, for the more youthful, casual vibe, PH for sure.

    If you're looking for a slightly older, refined class, LIDGE.
  6. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    Sublime Vanille is freakin' gorgeous on my wife. Wore it a few times, but found it works way better on her.
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    Re: Please Tell me About The Dior Homme Line

    In my opinion, standard-issue Dior Homme is the best of the entire line.

    DHI takes on this plasticy cacao in the heart notes. To me, it smells more feminine than Dior Homme.

    DHS just isn't good...
  8. Thread: Longevity

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    Re: Longevity

    Probably the EDT. It lasts plenty long, and performs well.
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    Re: CREED Virgin Island Water

    all new.
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    Re: Frank No. 2 Los Angeles

    I read somewhere a while back the line was being re-done. So yeah, each scent was discontinued I believe. It's been a while though, so don't quote me on that.
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    Re: The black sheep of Dior's Homme line...

    2012 version isn't good to my nose. That opening citrus is just... not good
  12. Re: What 's similar to Bond No. 9 Coney Island?

    Go get Coney from Beautyencounter. It won't kill your wallet, it projects and lasts, and you'll be happy.

    The lime/booze thing kinda happens in Virgin Island Water, but they're not all that...
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    Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Most marketing for fragrance is lame. But this is a whole new level. Only available online? So much for selling more product. I'll reserve my true judgment till I've tried the Fragrance, but between...
  14. Re: If there's no stamp of "creed" on the atomizer cap is the fragrence fake?

    The sticker price on most niche just isn't justified. Proven online discounters don't sell fakes either, so I'll take the hundred dollar bottles any day of the week over the $300 ones. I rarely buy...
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    Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Oh come on everyone...

    I love Creeds, have 7 bottles - but holy shit do I make fun of them when they deserve it! Same with most houses. But come on, this is really tacky shit here. I have three...
  16. Re: If there's no stamp of "creed" on the atomizer cap is the fragrence fake?

    Hey bro, I did a vid on this recently, check it out. I'd have to say, based on what you've said, that your bottle is fake.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwUG1FHZPZ4
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    Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    I'm neutral on Bond No 9, I have a few of their fragrances - but this is just pure stupid.

    The worst part? The note breakdown suggesting a potential Aventus ripoff. If that's the case - two fails,...
  18. Re: Whose Got the power: Chez Bond vs. Green Irish Tweed

    I think it's the violet/sandalwood notes that they both share. More noticeably in the drydown of RD once the basil thing has toned down a bit. Not saying the smell alike per se, but if you had only 5...
  19. Re: my trip to the mall, dior homme, gucci pour homme ii and more

    I think I may slightly prefer the Dior Homme reformulation to the original juice.

    (GASP! How dare he say such blasphemy!)
  20. Re: Spending the work bonus...Anymore suggestions/ critique?

    Be sure you buy Dior Homme.
  21. Re: Whose Got the power: Chez Bond vs. Green Irish Tweed

    GIT. I personally own GIT and Riverside Drive, they're a pretty good tandem for Spring/Summer. You will notice similarities between GIT and RD though. The violet note, the overall masculine/slightly...
  22. Re: My bottle of L'Air Du Désert Marocain leaked...

    I once got a bottle of Tuscan Leather from a discounter that had a busted cap. I didn't lose any of the juice, but they offered me a $5 refund. I had to fight to get them up to $10, how pathetic....
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos, CREED SMW, Tabarome Millesime, Terre d'Hermes

    boomp
  24. Diptyque Philosykos, Creed SMW, Creed Tabarome Millesime. CAN/US

    Diptyque Philsykos 1.7oz/50ml w/cap and box - 98% - $75 shipped

    Creed Silver Mountain Water 4oz/120ml w/cap - 50% - $85 shipped

    Creed Tabarome Millesime 2.5oz/75ml Tester - 90% - $80 shipped
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    Re: Creed Fragrance Analysis

    What cliche might that be?
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    Re: Creed Fragrance Analysis

    GIT copied Cool Water? Was it composed by Marty McFly and Doc then?
  27. Re: Balenciaga fragrances: maybe the greatest quality ever?

    This has nothing to do with overall quality, in my opinion.
  28. Re: Article: Lauder celebrate sixty years of Youth Dew with limited edition bottle

    looks like the back of the Pure Havane box, no?
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    Re: Does Creed SMW have a best batch also?

    My SMW is from 08 or 09, it's great. Lasts a good 6-8, projects for 3-4. SMW is never a beast though, I wouldn't expect any wild projection, other than the first hour.
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    No A*Men flanker this Spring/Summer?

    Apologies if that has been gone over already, I've been away for a while... But I notice 3 new Aqua Chic flankers, but no mention of anything A*Men. Last year, Pure Shot was announced on Feb 7th, and...
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    Re: Tea for Two is back for Europeans

    This pisses me off.
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    TUSCAN LEATHER by Tom Ford

    50ml w/box and cap 99% full. $160 shipped CAN/US.

    (TOM FORD gold emblem on cap is a little loose, just needs to be re-glued. It came like this from Neiman's, nothing wrong with it)
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    CREED Original Vetiver

    Will swap 1.7oz Bond No 9 Riverside Drive 99.99% with box and cap.
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    Re: New Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense

    It may actually project less, in fact, that's my bet. Will it be rounder/smoother? Also my bet.
  35. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    Only smelled the new version, but from what I hear, this is correct. Good juice, btw.
  36. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    Francois Demachy really did a very good job with the Dior Homme / DHI / DHS reformulations. Many will argue DH/DHI aren't as good as their originals, but as far as reformulations go, he came pretty...
  37. Thread: fan di fendi?

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    Re: fan di fendi?

    Fragrance Wires
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    Re: Question about seasons and fragrances

    Go give Bleu de Chanel a sniff my friend. It's a good all-arounder.
  39. Thread: fan di fendi?

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    Re: fan di fendi?

    Nice opening.

    However, after that it drifts more common - ala La Nuit / 1 Million / Spicebomb

    More mature than the three I mentioned, but it fails to live up to its opening, in my opinion. I...
  40. Re: Is there a way to find out how much you are projecting without asking?

    GIT lasts about 8-10 hours on my skin, and is a projection beast for 4-5 before becoming a skin scent. It's a silent beast, but it's a definite beast. 3 sprays was too much at work.
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    Re: Female's Perspective

    Nobody on earth except for us weirdos on basenotes would give a shit, or know what gourmands are in the first place, so that seems to skew the stats a little bit. Are you sampling scents when...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend

    Better than Fierce. But still not as good as Platinum Egoiste.
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    Re: le male vs angel men

    A*MEN is simply better.
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    Re: Is New Haarlem worth $92?

    Easily worth it.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    I used to think the leather only lasted through the opening and into the heart - fading in the base... But the more time I've spent with it, the more I can detect the leather throughout the whole...
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    Re: What fragrance do you use for air freshener?

    Whenever I drop a bathroom bomb, I use A*Men Sunessence.
  47. Re: Found something that smells similar to Aventus !

    Are you sure you didn't smell some cocaine in between the two frags?
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    Re: Help with samples for my wife

    No offense to anyone, but I highly doubt your wife is going to be interested in a classic like No.5 or Shalimar, etc. They're great fragrances and all, and I understand why folks are passionate about...
  49. Thread: creed for me!

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    Re: creed for me!

    Git
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    Poll: Re: Creed GIT or Aventus poll

    GIT.

    Aventus is the better compliment getter of the two - and that's where most of the hype comes from.

    With that said, I believe GIT is the better fragrance.
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    Re: Anyone want to help me spend my money?

    Try the pricey Guerlain like Tonka Imperial, Spiritueuse Double Vanille etc
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Beauty.
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    Re: Creed Bottles-- Come On

    I hate all perfume bottles man. How they contain liquid, and have defined shapes and stuff, that's just plain silly.
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    Re: Best 'openings' of all time?

    Pure Malt and 1270.

    Two incredible openings haunted by mediocre drydowns.
  55. Re: Just ordered a sample of A*Men Taste of Fragrance.

    When this came out, there were very few of us that liked it. Kinda funny to see what a difference a year has made, as you start to see this one popping up more and getting a lot more praise. It's a...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I bought a Raymond Weil Maestro a couple days ago. Got a good deal on it. (under $1000 down from $1450) It's a nice entry level automatic with classy looks. It's no Patek Phillipe, and will not hold...
  57. Re: Just ordered a sample of A*Men Taste of Fragrance.

    It's awesome.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    I drank some. I'm wasted and my burps smell amazing.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    So, do we get to see the Oris too?
  60. Re: Trying to pick a first scent. Here are some things about me.

    I'd say give Original Vetiver by Creed a sniff. It's crisp and clean and citric, but has just a whisper of earthiness.
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    Re: which creed to buy

    Green Irish Tweed has one of the best drydowns in history. It absolutely destroys the opening, and it absolutely destroys the drydown of Cool Water. There, I named it for you.
  62. Poll: Re: POLL: Which is best on a date/socialising setting!? Pure Malt, Ambre Narguile, Midnight in Paris

    Midnight In Paris
  63. Re: A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    Most SA's know such miniscule amounts it's actually funny. "would you like to try to a mint fragrance?" - she says as she hands me Givenchy Play Intense.
  64. Re: Anyone ever wear original A*Men at the same as any of the flankers?

    Well, Pure Malt struggles in the drydown, so layering with the original makes sense
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    Poll: Re: what's your favorite by Olivier Polge?

    I could be wrong, but Polge didn't reformulated Dior Homme. That tall order was handed to Demachy, correct?
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    Re: 3 sprays of aventus too much?

    Aventus - 1.5 sprays for work. 3 for a night out.
  67. Re: Pure Leather....its better then bad its good!

    Exactly, the drydown of A*Men is among the best. Ever.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    I dont think there's any variation in the fragrance, just the beholder.
  69. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch - Fierce . Reformulated ? or what ? help

    Is that the shit that invades your nostrils in the mall - if you're within a thousand feet of an A&F store?
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Where do you buy your shoes? I'm gonna go in there with my credit card and clear that place out of inventory if their shoes smell this good.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Worn it about ten times now. Compliment getter.

    Anyone see Dracdoc's review on YouTube? He sampled 500 people in Times Square, with PL and A*Men on paper and skin. Pure Leather was the...
  72. Re: best fragrance to wear on a date (a different answer)

    I would definitely wear fragrance on a date. I think everyone has summed up my feelings/thoughts on it pretty well.

    Oh, and if she happened to be allergic, or dislike fragrances, I'd cut the...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    The Bros are nice fellas, and we're very welcoming yo me when I started doing YT reviews.
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    Re: Rank the Thierry Mugler fragrances

    Too early for me to rank Pure Leather in the list, but let's just say this - it'd rank very high if I was including it today.

    With that said, I'm a little bit against the grain regarding the...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    October it hits stores in the US
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    TOF is great, I really enjoy that stuff, and I agree it's a better version of Pure Coffee with chili pepper. This one is gonna be love/hate for sure. I agree with Brandon's review for the most part -...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    I'm gonna get a second bottle I like it so much. Similar to a*men, yes, I but way more versatile.. I can wear this to work! My wife dislikes the original on me, but likes this. Do a side by side and...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    True that! But you can wear 1 spray of OS, and be set for the day. The same can't be said for 2 sprays of Individuel.

    I'm not bashing the Mont Blanc by any means, I'm just saying a bottle of OS...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    OS is way stronger and lasts longer than the Mont Blanc.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    @hawk - good point on oud!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    acceptable urine, perhaps? Sounds like a shitty band name from the 90's.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    It's the opening/strength of A*Men that makes it the least safe... It's quieter and smoother than the original, but resembles it still.



    Sounds like you don't like A*Men, in which case a blind...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    worn it a handful of times now. Youtube review is up. For those of you that dont like YouTube, basically, Im on the same page as Oupavoc, minus a mild disagreement on projection.

    -less patch...
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    I'd much rather judge fragrances on a case-by-case basis. If something is good, I'll buy it - I don't care if it's Creed, Chanel, Kerosene or Brut. $140 or $14 - I don't really care as long as it's...
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    Re: Wrist spray Vs Full wearing?

    The wrist doesn't give me a great idea of what the scent cloud will feel like. Some fragrances make me ill if I wear them all day. Maybe they're too sweet, or too thick and heavy, or one specific...
  86. Re: Montblanc legend vs Platinum Egoiste for a 21 yr Old

    I also agree with what 2ndBakeryAttack said. Personally, I much prefer Platinum Egoiste - but I'm 27.

    If I was 18, it'd have easily been Legend. For yourself at 21, I'm not sure...
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    Poll: Re: Original Vetiver vs Mugler Cologne

    Though very similar - they're also pretty different at the same time.

    Mugler Cologne is so airy and almost atmospheric, it's like the fragrance that isn't a fragrance.

    OV has more body, and is...
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    Re: Edition Blanche Is So Overrated...

    I also think Bleu is better than EB. Let's start a street-gang.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    I still think folks that find the A*Men opening harsh may not like this. Definitely doesnt open as sweet and friendly as Havane or Malt.

    Drydown of Pure Leather is awesome. Similar to the original...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Its very slightly tinted brown if you hold it under light, but to the naked eye it seems black for sure.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Is it more wearable than A*Men? - based on one wear, that's kinda tough to say. But I'd say it's probably more wearable, yes.

    Would I recommend it over A*Men? - if you're one of those people that...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    is this on American shelves yet?
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    My unboxing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP19p3AI3fc

    You can check out the box/bottle, and a quick first impression. I'd say the coffee notes are hightened, but it's more of a sweet...
  94. Re: Victor & Rolf SpiceBomb by Olivier Polge. Is it already being re-formulated?

    It's definitely been reformulated...
    Twice, as cotton candy is now an illegal note, aiding the rise of obeisity in America...

    The new version smells like Coke Zero and salad. Dont buy it.
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    Re: Male teachers + scents

    Aventus would be a great choice.

    It's masculine, it projects very well - but the scent cloud isnt thick and heavy, lasts all day, and has a professional tone at the same time.

    Huge compliments...
  96. Re: L'artisan parfumeur 'Tea for Two' discontinued - similar scents?

    Hope it's treating you well good sir! I cant wait til fall/winter so I can wear this more often.
  97. Re: What are your partner's favorite scent(s) on you?

    Tobacco Vanille is her favorite.
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    Re: First post with unsolicited compliment story

    I liked that story too. Also liked the way you handled the compliment, didnt boast, just remained low key.
  99. Re: Searching for a "comfort food" fragrance equivalent

    Green Irish Tweed
  100. Re: URGENT!! Need a suggestion on 2nd date night scent!

    Green Irish Tweed easily.
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