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  1. Poll: Re: Out of these fragrances, pick the one you like the most.

    No.88
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    Re: best shave cream

    Geo F Trumper - Violet, Sandalwood
    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Avocado, Rose
    Salter's Fresh Mint
    Crabtree & Evelyn - Nomad, Sienna
    Truefitt & Hill - Grafton
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    Re: SotD - Friday 2 Nov 07

    Voleur de Roses
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    Re: Sale on eBay - New York by Parfums de Nicolai

    This, on the other hand...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mare-Cologne-Creative-Universe-Beth-Terry-4-3-oz_W0QQitemZ140058618173QQihZ004QQcategoryZ11847QQcmdZViewItem
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    Cuba Paris Fragrances

    I like to dabble in inexpensive blind buys from time to time, and was wondering whether many have tried the Cuba line. They are seldon discussed here. Is that because they are a load of crap? Or just...
  6. Re: Beware: FragranceNet.com sent me a bogus Gendarme

    I had a sample that I poured into a small atomizer and it was great....for about 1 day, now it seems to have turned very vinerary and smells awful. I think Tabarome must be prone to spoiling.
  7. Thread: Creed EDT's

    by calexs
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    Re: Creed EDT's

    I aggree, there's no difference. Some Millesimes have shocking longevity (eg. MI) so don't go by whether they are EDT or Millesime.

    Just check the reviews.

    PS - I keep smelling something very...
  8. Re: Beware: Fragrance.net sent me a bogus Gendarme

    I've ordered from Fragrancenet and never had any problems. Their customer service is fantastic in my experience.
    What email address did you send the complaint to? I was actually thinking of ordering...
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    Re: Rose Week: Domenico Caraceni and Rose Poivree

    http://www.shopbynet.it/profumissimi/Prodotto.asp?IdMarca=19

    The above link is to an Italian online reatiler. I'm considering it.
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    Re: Idole de Lubin - any impressions?

    Very good indeed, and is on my wish list. I find it reminds me of Noir Epices, but with rum.
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    Re: A question: Scent confiscated by customs

    I've had a few shipments from the USA to the UK, and some have clearly beed opened and checked, then put back, and arrived complete. I think they can use common sense, but some people just follow the...
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    Knize Ten "blind buy"

    I just ordered a Knize Ten 15ml miniature splash since it was only 9 euros and I was ordering some Voleur de Roses anyway so it doesn't count as a blind buy really. It was from First In Fragrance...
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    Re: What is your favorite creed Fragrance?

    Silver Mountain Water
    Original Vetiver
    Chevrefeuille Original
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    Re: Lighter Side of Lutens

    Thanks everyone. I'll try some of those. I don't mind that they are edp strength, I think I just tried some of the more rich, pungent Lutens, and that was the problem. I've been wanting to try Gris...
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    Lighter Side of Lutens

    I'm wondering whether there are any Lutens frags that I might like. So far, everything I've tried I've found too heavy and overpowering - Ambre Sultan, Arabie, Chergui, Un Cedre, Mandarine Mandarin I...
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    Creed fragrances for my mother

    Hi

    I thought I'd ask the women's forum for suggestions for Creed fragrance suitable for my mother's birthday present. I own quite a few and love the house, and I bought Royal Water for my mother...
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    Re: What perfume personality are you?

    I'm a Freshen Up
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    Re: Blind Buys for October

    Alright Aussie

    I bought SMW as my first blind buy after reading about it here. Stunning choice!

    PS - Better luck next time in the Rugby World Cup - I was gutted when the Aussies bottled it in...
  19. Re: You know you're a Fragrance Snob when you.......

    or when you tell the idiots at work that you're wearing Aqua di Gio when they ask because you can't be arsed with the cretinous conversation that would follow if you told them what you were actally...
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    Re: Style.com's Top Rated Men's Colognes

    Gucci PH II???? In the top ten?? WTF?
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    Bond no.9 Eau de New York alternatives?

    I was recently sent a sample of Eau de New York by a BN'er and I LOVE it. I was contemplating buying it but was advised to try Art of Shaving Lemon and Crown Imperial as cheaper alternatives.

    I do...
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    Re: Montale Question

    For some reason, Basenotes lists all of the Montale fragrances as unisex, but the Montale descriptions are quite clear as to whether they are for men or women.
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    Re: Diptyque Ofresia

    Thanks for the advice everyone, that was all I needed, a little reassurance. I'm getting some. Yowza.
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    Diptyque Ofresia

    I find this breathtakingly beautiful, but is it too girly for a man? I just need some opinions to help me decide whether to buy it or not. I think the fact that it's so natural smelling might allow a...
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    Re: Halloween Store Smell

    Not one of my faves, but Bvlgari Black sounds like what you are looking for.

    Or maybe L'Anarchiste
  26. Re: Any Good Similar Colognes too CREED SMW or Green Irish Tweed?

    I haven't come across anything that smells remotely like either. Cool water smells nothing like GIT IMO, and CK1 & SMW? Nowhere near. I'm a huge SMW fan, while I really can't stand CK1 - it smells...
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    Re: Resale of bargain bottles

    I bought some bottles in the sale and got quite a few free that I don't like (or even hate!). I just want rid of them to tell you the truth so if I could swap them of sell them for £20 on ebay I'd be...
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    Re: Damn you Creed..

    Fragrancenet delivers to the UK. You can get a 120ml bottle for around £40-60. You might get stung for customs charges of about £15 when it get here, but it still works out a really good deal. I've...
  29. Thread: Green!!!!

    by calexs
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    Re: Green!!!!

    Creed Green Valley
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Philosykos
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    Creed Vetiver 1948

    I'm after some advice on the 'old' Creed Vetiver as I am considering buying it at a good price but haven't had the chance to try it.

    I'm 27, and am wondering whether it's a relatively safe blid...
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    Re: I do like to be beside the sea side.....

    I aggree. There are times when I've thought of it as very slort lived, but lately my opinion had changed (or maybe my nose has become more sensitive) . I does stay close to the skin, but the more I...
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    Re: Envy or M7. . . which do you select?

    If you want women to like how you smell, I'd wear your L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme or 212 definitely. I don't like either of them particularly, but I think you'll get a better reaction from women than...
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    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Anyone?

    Don't get much discussion here, and I'm thinking of delving into this house soon. Do you have any recommendations for a male in his twenties? Or is it not worth my bother?

    Your favourites and...
  34. Re: Thinking about Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie - help

    I don't know about Cuir d'Arabie, but you mentioned Intense Tiaré. I bought Intense Tiaré, Ginger Musk and Crystal Flowers for the GF in the Montale sale. They're all good, but Ginger Musk is great...
  35. Re: Let's talk about the Creed's that noone posts about

    Two of my favourites also. Just bought some Green valley and will buy NS pretty soon. Another that is not mentioned much is Chevrefeuille Original.

    Oh, and Millesime Imperial....just kidding.
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    Re: What scent do you spray the most? The least?

    Most: Silver Mountain Water, Millesime Imperial, Erolfa

    Least: Attar, Black Aoud, Sequoia, Kyoto, Escada Homme
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 30 Sept. 07

    Cafe Noir
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    Re: Montale montale montale montale

    Ha ha, nice one mate. Well said.
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    Re: What used to be your holy grail, and then...

    I'm not as far down the fragrance road as some of you guys, but the first frag that I thought could not be bettered was Noir Epices. Then it was Philosykos. Now it's a toss up between Sequoia and...
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    Re: Best English fragrances?

    I sent emails to Truefitt & Hitt, Floris and Geo F Trumper and got loads of free samples pretty quickly.

    Just mention that you'd like to try some of their stuff and leave your name and address....
  41. Thread: C&S Cuba

    by calexs
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    Re: C&S Cuba

    I tried this a few months ago, and I found it repulsive. It smells like horse manure to me. Awful stuff. Definitely try before you buy, this one!

    I'm sure some like though! Love no.88 btw.
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    Re: Pick -One-, No 'Top Three'

    Comme des Garcons Sequoia or Creed Silver Mountain Water...

    SMW is a better all-rounder, so I'll pick that.
  43. Thread: c&s #88

    by calexs
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    Re: c&s #88

    They do, I have a sample spray of no.88 from them. Reasonable prices and decent size samples.
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    Re: short Black Oud first impressions

    I seems so. I've made three orderes over the last week or so and each time my package came (about 3 days after ordering) I recieved generous free gifts. The first parcel had 2x Skin 50ml, the second...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water gender vote

    Definitely masculine.
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    Re: Any montale good for the summer?

    I agree with Soleil de Capri. A delightful, fresh grapefruit scent.
  47. Re: Favorite Autumn/Winter fragrances? (Looking to add a couple to my wardrobe)

    Gucci Pour Homme
    Comme des Garcons Sequoia
    Noir Epices
    Egoiste
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    Just 5 days of the Montale sale left!

    I just got this email from Montale:

    Dear Customers,
    Don't hesitate to order now, It stays only 5 days to benefit from our special offer (50%)
    Then we shall begin a new adventure on...
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    Re: ck one that should be scrubbed

    It smells like hairspray to me. I don't like this one at all.
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    Creed ZMP (wtf?)

    Is it just me or does this look a bit fishy?
    ...
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    Re: the different leathers

    A few of my favourites are

    Daim Blond by Lutens (my favourite)
    Spanish Leather by Truefitt & Hill
    Dzing! by L'Artisan

    All very different. I'm no expert on different leathers, but I know what...
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    Re: Montale Patchouli Leaves?

    The Attar is wonderful, and the two bottles of Sandalsliver I recieved free are also in perfect condition. I wonder if there is a connection between the free bottles of Sandalsliver and the faulty,...
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    Re: Montale Patchouli Leaves?

    Yes I got it in the sale. The more I smell it, the more I'm convinced that its bad. It's really stagnant, I feel sick when I smell it, and the spray mechanism semms to be leaking ever so slightly....
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    Montale Patchouli Leaves?

    I just got my Attar and Patchouli Leaves in the post from Montale.

    The PL doesn't spray properly, just sort of fizzles small amounts out of the bottle. Also, it smells horrible! It's like rancid...
  55. Two Free Bottles of Montale 'Skin' with my order??

    I just recieved my Attar and Patchouli Leaves from Montale after buying in the sale.

    Bizzarely, there are TWO 50ml bottles of SKIN in there as well, in velvet pouches. I definitely didn't pay for...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed application

    I would drink half a pint the night before the event, just before bed. The next day it will emanate from your body throught your perspiration.
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    Re: Which Montale is good for blind buy?

    Nice thread. I was thinking of a couple of blind buys because of the price reduction. I've already ordered Attar and Patchouli Leaves.

    Ginger Musk and Greyland have caught my eye. What about these?
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    Re: Pi's gone all wrong?!

    Yes, definitely. I owned this breifly, but it not only smells metallic, but tastes metallic. Whenever I sprayed it, even in small amounts, I got a horrible metal taste in my mouth a few hours later. ...
  59. Re: Empty Bottle - Which Fragrances have you liked enough to re-buy?

    Silver Mountain Water
    Philosykos
    Have 2 bottles of CdG Sequoia (in preparation for it being discontinued)
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    Re: Montale Bois Vanille

    And now they have this bizzare sale and are selling off their stock at rediculously (for them) low prices. Is this the beginning of the end for Montale...?
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    Re: Montale pricing...

    It means 'We confirm you the expedition of your order number XXXXXXXX'

    I just ordered Attar and Patchouli Leaves (the Pl blind). Such low prices - 100ml Attar and 50ml PL cost me about £65...
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    Re: Recent Blind Buys

    I was close to buying Noir Epices - it's a fantastic fragrance, but I recently discovered Idole, which is similar, and just that little bit better IMO, so I think I'll go with that. Love that opening...
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    Recent Blind Buys

    Today I ordered blind:

    Lagerfeld Photo
    Ungaro III

    My earlier blind buys often ended in disappointment, but I think I'm getting a better sense of what I might love (or at least like very much)....
  64. Re: Has anyone ever told you that you smell like this?

    Some people have this as their stock remark directed to whoever around them (usually male) is wearing a fragrance other than their own Eau de Faecale Matteure.
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    Re: Looking for the ultimate forest scent

    Ditto. You must try Sequoia!
  66. Re: Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    Czech & Speake no.88 definitely
    Tea For Two (althought I'm sure many will disagree with me on this one)
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    Re: Fahrenheit or Hugo

    Fahrenheit for me too.
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    Re: Scent needed for Winter Wedding

    Gucci Pour Homme
    Noir Epices
    Tea For Two
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    Re: Mainstream fragrances

    You might like to try Live Jazz. I don't love it, but it's quite fresh and pretty mainstream, and liked by many at Basenotes. Also, it's really cheap at some of the online UK stores like fragrance...
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    Re: SoTd - Sunday 9th Sept

    Escada Homme
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    60's, 70's, 80's classics

    Although my modest collection consists primarily of 'modern' fragrances, I've become more and more interested in learning more about some of the fragrances of the 60's-80's.

    I think it was started...
  72. Re: Anyone else like modern scents a lot more than older ones?

    I'm 27, and most of my fragrance are from the 90's, 00's and a few from the 80's. But I do still like some older fragrances like Town & Country, Eau de Quinine, Acqua di Parma and a couple of...
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    Re: Sandy beach - need help

    Great suggestion. This might be just what you're looking for.
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    Favourite Perfumers?

    You see lots of members asking for reccomendations from a particular fragrance house (which creed, l'artisan, lutens, malle should I buy next? etc).

    I was just wondering how many of you have...
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    Re: The bottle sold it!

    Quite true. It's sometimes a nice extra having a bottle that's pleasing on the eye, but I wouldn't buy a fragrance because of a great bottle. Nor would I be put off by an ugly bottle if the scent was...
  76. Re: Which scent you wear today and why "situation"?

    Noir Epices by Malle. It's a cold blustery day here in Newcastle, and I'm off out for a few cups of coffee and a game of snooker.

    Chris
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    Sequoia and Kyoto

    I rank CdG Sequoia as probably my favourite fragrance ever, and am shellshocked at the idea of it being discontinued. So I plan on buying a spare bottle sometime soon. I was wondering whether to get...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29 August

    Chevrefeuille Original by Creed
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    Re: Chevrefeuille Original OK for a man?

    Thanks for all the replies, very interested in people's opinions.

    Well I bought a bottle and I think it will do perfectly for the last of the summer and start of the autumn months arriving here...
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    Chevrefeuille Original OK for a man?

    Hi

    I've tried and love Chevrefeuille Original by Creed, and I'm ready to buy a bottle. I just need reassuring that this is an acceptable scent for a man!

    I've heard all ths spiel about wearing...
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    Re: SotD Saturday August 25

    Creed - Millesime Imperial

    Happy Birthday / Yowza!
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    Re: Damn Blonde, er, "Daim Blond"

    This is one of only a handful of leather scents that I absolutely love. I'm quite paranoid about unisex scents being too 'girly', but I really don't see this as being too feminine at all (as someone...
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    Creed - Silver Mountain Water
    Comme des Garcons - Sequoia
    Creed - Original Vetiver
    Malle - Noir Epices
    Diptyque - Philosykos
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    Re: "Spoiling a scent by wearing it to work"...

    I don't wear my favourites to work, or in certain other situations. Not that I dislike my job, but it is certainly very stressful. Scent does have a powerful ability to strongly associate itself with...
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    Re: Which fragrance received the most compliments?

    Silver Mountain Water and CdG Sequoia. Probably my top two as well.
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    Poll: Re: Hard choice to make . . .

    The Lanvin is easily the best IMO, but not for the summer. 212 seems a good choice taking your description of yourself into account.

    BUT I really think the decision has to be based on your own...
  87. Thread: Perfume Storage

    by calexs
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    Ideal storage conditions

    I usually store all my frags in their boxes, in a cupboard. The room is usually reasonably cool, and never more than room temperature.

    I was considering buying a fridge to store them in, and was...
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    Re: Which Creed Vetiver is this?

    Yeah, that's why I was confused, the image shown is definitely of OV, not Vetiver. Thanks for your help.

    Chris
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    Which Creed Vetiver is this?

    I'm looking for a good deal on Original Vetiver, and have purchased from Fragrancenet before, but I'm wondering if this is OV or Vetiver (1948). All the details say it's Vetiver 1948, but the bottle...
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    Re: Are these Creed frags worth buying?

    Thanks for the help.

    I had Original vetiver in mind, but the comments about it's similarities with Mugler Cologne have put me off slightly.

    Not a big MC fan - overall it's very pleasing, but...
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    Are these Creed frags worth buying?

    I'm thinking of these for my next purchases for the summer months. My nearest department store (John Lewis) only has a selection of about 6 of the most popular Creeds so I can't really try these very...
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    Re: Very Valentino any good?

    Bought this blind last week for very little money. Absolute tripe. One of the weakest, short lived and average smelling fragrances I've experienced. IMO of course.
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    Has anyone used this UK ebay Creed seller?

    Has anyone used this ebay seller, and are their Creeds genuine and not old?

    21st Scentury Ltd

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/21st-Scentury-Ltd_Creed_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ5834848QQftidZ2QQtZkm
    ...
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    Re: Three blind buys

    I have confidence in the Lanvin and Gucci PH (i have a shower gel sachet and love it, but have never tried the fragrance itself), but the Very Valentino could turn out to be a mistake from what ive...
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    Re: Three blind buys

    It's that "woody warmth" present in CdG Sequoia that I love so much, and I was hoping for in Gucci PH.
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    Three blind buys

    I've just ordered bottles of

    Gucci PH
    Very Valentino
    Lanvin L'Homme

    I just had an urge to get a few bottles, and they were at a good price. How do you think these will fair as blind buys?
    ...
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    Re: What is your Number 1 ?

    Me too. Sequoia rules.
  98. Thread: Favorite Creed

    by calexs
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Creed

    I'm unimpressed by many Creeds, but there are a few I love - SMW, MI, Green Valley and Erolfa are magnificent.

    I suppose it's an age thing too. I'm 27 and some Creed fragrances are just too 'old...
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    Re: Favorite sweet frags

    Opium Pour Homme EDT
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    Re: How do you decant properly?

    I rarely need to use a funnel to decant. If you take your time it's usually possible to spray directly into the container without spillage. It depends on the spray mechanism too of course, as they...
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