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  1. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Oh wow. Thanks for this. i have an item in my shopping cart that still has the old price as well!
  2. Re: So how does Creed Sublime Vanille compare to Guerlain SDV

    I agree with most of this post. I dont have a problem wearing SDV, it opens up pretty strong but mellows out after a couple of hours. Sublime Vanille is a citursy vanilla that is very easy to wear. I...
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    Re: Please help! NOTHING lasts on my skin :(

    Put on a couple of sprays of interlude, if you cant smell it at the end of the day, then its your nose.
  4. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Yea right.. which is why you can go to some perfume stores and still find discontinued fragrances like Gucci Pour Homme 1 and Gucci Envy at or below MSRP? SOme businesses are aware and others are not.
  5. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    There were a lot of great deals as late as yesterday before they smartened up probably due to the buying patterns and the unfathomable email questioning their low prices.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    or because they are not widely available for people to actually test and smell them.
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    Re: Need to expand my repertoire

    Try out Creed Millesime Imperial if you haven't. Otherwise, i would check out Bergamot 22 and the popular Xerjoffs (1861, Nio and Kobe).

    Chanelle Allure Homme Edition Blanche is also excellent
  8. Re: I like it better than expensive scent X or I can't justify the price difference.

    Cologne of the Missons Le Couvent de Minimes and Guerlain Spirtuese Double Vanille. While SDV is a better scent, the price difference and similarity of the scents is enough for me to use the Missons...
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    Re: Allure homme sport

    This. There is nothing wrong with her nose. She prefers Axe over AHS simple.

    Sometimes some of you people over think things...
  10. Re: Chanel Homme Sport Cologne Sport vs. Le Labo Bergamote 22

    This!
  11. Thread: Bergamot

    by papillo
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    Re: Bergamot

    Xerjoff Nio
    Roja Dove Vetitver
    Le Labo Bergamot 22
    Creed Aventus

    Bergamot is my favorite note in fragrances.
  12. Re: Anyone else here strictly a night-time fragrance wearer?

    Lol i wear cologne as much as possible in order to make some sort of a dent in the amount i have.
  13. Re: M7 First (?) Reformulation - like it better

    I also prefer the "reformulated" one. It is a lot easier to wear than the original.
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    Re: Creed Pure White Cologne

    I really enjoy this one an it performs excellently on me as well.
  15. Re: So the "melon note" in Millesime Imperial IS watermelon!

    Creed describes it as "fruit notes" i personally dont smell watermelon but a decent no of people do.
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    Re: Niche Counterfeits - Quesiton

    Doubt we will be seeing any Roja counterfeits anytime soon..
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    Re: Why does Fahrenheit smell like gasoline?

    I smelled gasoline immediately i put farenheit on eons before i knew that basenotes existed. That is a major reason why i loved the fragrance because i like the smell of gasoline.
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    I beg to differ. Today i am wearing a singlet aka wife beater, a dress shirt, and a sweater on top of it and i put on three sprays of Virgin Island Water (which to me is one of my more subtle but...
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    It varies depending on the fragrance. I experience the same projection with minute amounts of tobacco vanille (small dabs from the 4ml official sample) at times chokes me out. That being said, some...
  20. Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille & Cuir Beluga Appreciation Thread

    This is accurate. You can find it on at ULTA in the U.S. They are pretty similar but SDV is a bit more refined. I love SDV but am not that huge of a fan of Cuir Beluga
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    Re: Creed vs Frederic Malle

    Creed. Most of their offerings smell good to me. I cant say the same for FM's creations.
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    Did they reveal the price of the flaccon yet, or did you just place your cc on hold with them?
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    Re: Xerjoff Vs Roja Dove

    Wow thats unfortunate. Did you try complaining to Harrods directly (assuming you made your purchase at the Roja booth in that store) or contacting corporate directly? You will be surprised at how...
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    Re: $1,000 budget to start... What to buy?

    Starting from where i am, i only have three i would get at the moment. A bottle of Roja Vetiver Extrait, a Bottle of bergamot 22 and and a bottle or large decant of Creed Pure White Cologne.
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    Vetiver Extraordinarie was more on the dry side to me and def not fresh. I dont recally perceiving a "bo note". I have heard that that Roja Dove created Vetiver extrait as his replacement for the...
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    Not much more to add. I am not a fan of vetiver scents but this is excellent.
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    Re: Original Santal smells like Joop Homme

    Whats the difference between the two?
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    Re: Original Santal smells like Joop Homme

    They smell alike. I prefer Original Santal as it is not as harsh to my nose as Joop. I grew tired of both and dont wear either anymore. This topic has been discussed numerous times on this board.
  29. Re: How often do you wear the same scent two or more days in a row? Which scents are they?

    Every now and then. Timely topic because ive been wearing bergamot 22 all week. Its usually GIT for me that i wear back to back but add B22 to that list
  30. Re: Classify from coldest to warmest weather (my collection)

    my rating from Coldest to warmest
    dior homme Intense (or parfum) not sure which one you have there
    LLam
    Dior Homme
    Rive Gauche
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Hanae mori
    dior Homme
    Aventus
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    i am 100% certain that you are enough alone with this opinion.. :p
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    Re: Roja Dove vs Creed

    Creed has more offerings that appeal to me than Roja. So Creed wins in my opinion.
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    Re: Which fragrance you wear to sleep?

    Tom Ford White Suede on occasion.
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    Re: Guava fragrances?

    Ive read that Coney Island by Bond No 9 has a Guava note.
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    Re: Adding some citrus to my wardrobe

    I haven't smelled Absolue to be able to comment but the other 3 are different enough where it wouldn't be redundant owning all 3. L'Humaniste while it smells excellent is just too fleeting to have as...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    That sounds about right. I got 50 mL but luckily they sold it to me for $325. Its a great smelling fragrance but i doubt i will pay that much for it again. i can't even imagine the price will be...
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    Re: If you could start over?

    1. Jardin D Amalfi
    2. Creed Windsor
    3. Noir De Noir
    4. Miellisime Imperial
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Aventus
    7. Xerjoff NIo
    8. Bergamot 22
    9. Roja Vetiver
    10.Creed Original Cologne
  38. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    The highlighted is acceptable grounds for divorce in 45 states..
  39. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Profovmum- Bergamot
    Lyric Man
  40. Re: Fragrances you love at the initial start but dislike the drydown

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather- the drydown smells like an ashtray
    Miellisime Imperial.. hate that ambegris drydown..
  41. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    This sounds like my normal experience with Royal oud. It has excellent longevity but its projection disappears after about 3-4 hours.
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    Re: Noir de Noir by Tom Ford

    I absolutely love this frag. My favorite out of the TFPB. Mine is also the dark colored liquid. It would be a shame if the lighter one strays too far from the version im used to.
  43. Re: Spring/Summer/Year-round Fragrances with BIG Projection and Longevity

    If price isnt a big concern i would recommence the following

    1. Xerjoff Nio
    2. Le Labo Bergamot 22
  44. Re: Thanks Basenotes - bought my first creed - SMW

    I personally enjoy seeing what people think about a fragrance over time. I like the organization and requirement that people try to post in similar existing threads.

    I used to like SMW but cant...
  45. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    I agree with both posters above. The drydown is the worst part of Tuscan Leather as the "ash tray"/ stale cigarette smell is unrelenting. Its a shame as its a beautiful scent in the top and mid notes
  46. Re: Single and looking this summer. GIT? VPH + BdC? Elsewhere?!

    Get a bottle of Green Irish Tweed and Versace Pour Homme and you will be all set. You can easily get both for $200
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I def agree. The osswald sampled seemed bigger than 1ml the last time i got samples from them and their atomizers are excellent.. a lil too good actually. its unfortunate that people abused their...
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I agree re Osswald but i believe they require a minimum of 3 samples be purchased.
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    These two are the only ones that caught my interest from his line.
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    Re: Help Me Decide (M7 And M7 Fresh

    Fresh smells like a lighter version of M7 with grapefruit added to it. At $60, it is definitely worth purchasing. Even if you do not like it, you can get your money back at the very least.

    And his...
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    Spicy, Barbarshop with lavendar sounds like Sartorial Penhaligon`s for men to me..
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    Re: For summer. Which one?

    @OP my choice would ve Virgin Island Water.


    @sdotlow, i don't think its a bond thing rather its a decant thing. quite a few of my 10 ml decant tops and sprayers smell putrid after a while. I...
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    Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    had vanilla and anise a while back. Nothing else has really interested me in their line up
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    Re: Layering Vintage and Reformulated

    Ysl m7
  55. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    i doubt ill be be interested in something that projects from 120ft away
  56. Re: What scents have you been the most surprised by people's reactions to - either positive or negat

    I am surprised you are very surprised by this. It is a great smelling classic! See below



    This is more like it :)

    I am surprised that i get more compliments on Aventus from men than women. I...
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    lol planet fitness
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQfmpXsLV_4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdccUsn8N4Y

    no grunting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeBb-8nWANA
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    didnt sound rude and this is my approach as well.
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    No you are not in the minority.

    anyway, if OP insists on wearing something, perhaps 8711 which should dissipate pretty quickly..
  60. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    Dulcis in Fundo
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    Re: One more niche episode with friends

    im not surprised. that GIT opening can be a bit too harsh or offputting. the beauty of GIT for me is in its dry down
  62. Re: Has your blind buy success rate improved over time?

    I blind buy decants (5-10mls) only when i cant try out a fragrance at a store. I refuse to buy samples from luckyscents etc. I do not blind buy bottles.
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    Re: Cytrusy refreshner for hot weather

    Frapin L'Humaniste fits your description. It may have longevity issues but its a wonderful fragrance.
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    Re: Creed, Aramis, and a few others....

    Nice write up. I agree with your take on all the ones ive sampled.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I did not like the EDT at all. The EdP is more muted and wearable.
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    I agree with this. They are pretty different to me on the opening. I havent worn Individuel long enough to see how it dries down.
  67. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    I agree with this. I also layer my fragrances quite a bit and i prefer to spray one and then dab on the second (usually stronger) one at pulse points that way i reduce the risk of over applying...
  68. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    Interesting POV. I have noticed that with GIT that i dont experience the harsh opening when i use the sample vials the SA's hand out. And dabs can be as potent as some sprays especially for the...
  69. Thread: Amouage

    by papillo
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    Re: Amouage

    Gotcha
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Vetiver Extrait..
  71. Thread: Amouage

    by papillo
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    Re: Amouage

    because it caters to a customer base that reaches past just its citizens..
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    Check your pm
  73. Thread: Nio or Vetiver

    by papillo
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    Re: Nio or Vetiver

    Tried that a week ago and surprisingly enjoyed it. If only it were somewhat more affordable..
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    Jardin D' Amalfi
    Green Irish Tweed- basenotes..
  75. Thread: Disguised

    by papillo
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    Re: Disguised

    im guessing its an allusion to valentines day and guys disguising themselves to get away from any commitments.
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    I tried multiple times to get past the opening but it was virtually impossible for me.
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    People hate obsession?

    Anyway answer for me is Bond no 9 New Haarlem.
  78. Re: I'm curious, is there an alternative to Creed's Jardin d’Amalfi?

    Yes d&g light blue for women smells like Jardin D Amalfi. Use your own nose and smell it and make your own conclusions
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    Re: YSL M7, new vs. old formula, need some help

    i also prefer the reformulated version to the original.
  80. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    That is rather unfortunate. While the flaccons are beautiful to look out, perhaps you should consider decanting it into something that would prevent evaporation.
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    Re: Fragrance Bout: Battle of the Five Armies

    It is a beautiful scent, and the rose, while slightly dominant ,is not overbearing. It mixes very well with the chocolate and patchouli. It is definitely worth a try
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    Re: Fragrance Bout: Battle of the Five Armies

    2013.
    Nice video, but IMO, tests like these are difficult to base conclusions out of due to he fact that the test subject is experiencing the top notes which in a lot of cases can be very harsh and...
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    Re: Anyone a fan of dolce and gabbana for men?

    I like all versions i've smelled including the dreaded "made in UK" version.

    Its a very versatile fragrance.
  84. Thread: Fresh Vanilla

    by papillo
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    Re: Fresh Vanilla

    This
  85. Re: Finally settled on a signature scent: Green Irish Tweed

    Excellent choice. :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Scent gets you NEGATIVE compliments

    Is it a compliment if he statement is negative? :tongue:
    TdH, "it smells like cleaning product in here"
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    Re: Oops let's try this again.....Neroli?

    If you are looking for a strong, long lasting neroli, check out Profumum Roma Neroli. That one has NO longevity issues whatsoever. Sample it first if possible though.
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    Re: Summer fragrance with power and projection

    i was also agreeing with you...
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    Re: Summer fragrance with power and projection

    I also wear aventus in the summer with no issues.




    LOL the OP already has. @OP, try reflection and ciel man too if you can from Amouage. They are not as popular as the heavier scents from...
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    Re: Thoughts on Ciel Man by Amouage

    One of the few Amouages i like. Very fresh opening and pretty good longevity. Ill probably get bottle of this if i find a decent deal on fragrancenet.
  91. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    mugler Pure shot
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    Re: Neroli Portofino - Bad sample?

    Nope its working as advertised.. it becomes a skin scent around 2-3 hours for me usually. A bit longer if you spray on clothes.
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    Re: Describe Musc Ravageur

    I cant say this enough... if you only love the dry down, get Meharees.
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    Re: Amouages for around $100: what to buy?

    Ahh that makes sense now. I personally would only load up on the fragrances that i love. Perhaps you could buy samples of all the Amouages that you have not tried out and see if there are any that...
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    Re: Amouages for around $100: what to buy?

    I'm a bit confused at your question and what you are loking for. You are dealing with an Amouage SA who i presume would have access to all that Amouage has to offer. Why cant you smell them all and...
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance (Summer > Winter)

    Get a decant of Noir de Noir by Tom Ford. Pure Havane is redundant if you own Pure Malt.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - Thoughs

    i do. Even one spray anywhere above my belly chokes me out. I prefer to actually dab it from the 4 ml samples over spraying from my decants. I have enough to last a lifetime and i dont even have up...
  98. Re: Thinking About Layering Noir de Noir With Tobacco Vanille For Valentine's Dance

    This. I doubt NdN will survive any layering attempt with TV
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    LOL @ L'Homme Blanc Individuel sums PoAl up pretty much, old drenched lady funk...

    Noir D Noir by far..
  100. Re: In your opinion, does it take a certain kind of guy to wear Aventus?

    Anyone can wear it.
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