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    Re: Got a Bottle of New West by Aramis

    Bumping this thread. I got a vintage bottle of new west recently and it has a big juicy Calone note right in my face, hard to miss. Strange that for some this note isn't real noticeable. Nice...
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    Re: Windsor vs. Portrait of a Lady

    My feelings about this one, exactly.
  3. Re: Most different reformulations, best and worst

    That's interesting, Ken. How would you say J!H has changed? Different drydown? I also like the current version.
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    Any mom and pop perfume stores near you?
  5. Re: Czech & Speake #88 - Is this Vintage Or Current?

    How does it smell?
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Lol, yeah, sadly that one's out of my price-range!

    Glad to hear the new RM smells like a good batch of Windsor. But at the same time a little disappointed, too.
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    Interesting points. To me, the pretense isn't in the marketing. It's in the pricing. For example, I think brands like Bond, Amouage, and Kerosene are ridiculous for charging what they charge. Bond's...
  8. Thread: Kouros 2015

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    Re: Kouros 2015

    U

    Same thing happened to my L'Oreal Kouros.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    This conversation has me wanting to get a bottle of Tabarome M.

    I live kind of near a boutique but it's a trip.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Sorry, I still think this has Creed's bait and switch tactic written all over it. There's no way they still have the 2000 write up for TM still on the website. And yeah, NOW Louis is saying they're...
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    Re: A modern version of Azzaro Pour Homme?

    Where?
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    You remember exactly what they said about Tabarome M? Why call it Tabarome if not to allude to their already well established Vintage T?
    Anyway, with RM the details are reversed. Instead of using...
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Very interesting.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Well if RM smells like a less interesting version of Windsor, that will make it a different and new fragrance, and this situation won't be so different from the Tabarome scenario after all. Let's...
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    They did something similar with Tabarome, giving it the "Millesime treatment" and reissuing it as such. Not many felt it was as good as vintage. I have doubts this scent will be as good as the...
  16. Re: Is "old-fashioned" actually a bad thing?

    Old-fashioned might be better translated to "dated" vs "outdated." Recently there was a thread about the recent reformulation of Halston Z14, with several gentlemen decrying the weaker formula....
  17. Thread: Joop homme

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    Re: Joop homme

    Use verrrry sparingly to enjoy its lovely white floral/violet/sandalwood accord.
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Silences (vintage) is a good powdery and super-green option. Not sure how soapy it is, though.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir vs Epic Man

    I'd go with Memoir.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Cool Water has survived reformulation well imo and smells MORE like GIT than it used to for me. Bourdon had a hand in GIT By Erwin's admission at a department store event a few years back. Funny how...
  21. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Yes, newer versions have only tree moss. There's a more robust cinnamon note in new, and it's lighter.
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Creed Orange Spice is rather powdery and soapy-clean.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    You know what you're wearing. That's all that should matter.
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Any of the old school fougeres would do imo. Azzaro ph, Drakkar, even Kouros and Cool Water. And I agree with the Paco Rabanne suggestion, and halston 1-12. Also Tsar and Grey Flannel. All very...
  25. Re: Yacht Man Chocolate: Yes, it's really good !

    There's plenty of Al Rehab on Amazon, Choco Musk is on there for $4.20, and availability is limitless. If you want complexity, whoops, Choco musk has as many notes listed on Fragrantica as Yacht Man!...
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Sung Homme
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    It's a very nice scent with a lovely citrus/juniper accord.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    I don't know whether or not this newly re-named Windsor will actually smell like the original pre-2010 version of Windsor, or like a somewhat more synthetic Millesime version of Windsor, but in any...
  29. Re: Yacht Man Chocolate: Yes, it's really good !

    Why not just get Al Rehab's Choco Musk? It's even cheaper, with a better chocolate note.
  30. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    This is the sort of question that isn't worth sweating, nowadays. There are so many super-cheap options out there that are pretty good, good enough to get compliments or at least pass as acceptable...
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    I always thought this one was popular in Europe but never made it to the States for some reason . . . was it a cheaper scent back then, sort of a proto-aquatic? Hard to imagine it was ever great, but...
  32. Re: Great fall fragrances that were released within the last 10 years?

    Literally can't think of any. Aventus and Spice and Wood are two somewhat decent picks, but the burly chypres of yesteryear are gone.
  33. Re: Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo - light green-ish colored juice?

    Mine is a few years old, and green. Smells great.
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    Re: Any updates on Creed Royal Mayfair?

    Looking forward to info on this.
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    Re: bleu de chanel or allure homme sport?

    Bleu de Chanel, or the original Allure Homme. Lose the Sport.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Aventus has become more than just a perfume. It's a type of scent, a relatively new idea that is now being used by cheaper brands. Nothing wrong with that. It used to be if you wanted smoky pineapple...
  37. Re: What happened to the rive gauche discussions?

    Dramatically overrated. Still very good, but Barbasol with extra lavender and anise sums it up. Not a compliment getter, nothing "brilliant," just a solidly made masculine fougere with old-school...
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    Re: EdT's turning: any reason?

    Ever hear of maceration? Perhaps this one changes faster because of the type of materials used in its formula. Since you don't mention any other descriptors but "turned" and "foul," I'm thinking it...
  39. Re: Do people mistake your Green Irish Tweed for Cool Water?

    Bingo.
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    Possible and subject to change on a store by store basis.
  41. Re: Experimenting on layering scents with vintage Kouros

    Oof! hard to imagine this.
  42. Re: Any idea when this bottle of Creed Aubepine Acacia was from?

    Most of the oldies pictured in this thread appear to be eighties and early nineties vintage. Vaguely recall the OP's pic as being similar to the refill bottles, although that one has an atomizer....
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    BOOM! There it is.

    Although I'd add that I don't think they're secretly hawking the samples for themselves. The truth is that the companies they're selling for are no longer issuing samples to cut...
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    Re: Original Santal: an opportunity wasted

    Original Santal is, in my opinion, the logical offspring of fragrances like Feeling Man by Jil Sander, Joop! Homme, and its closest contemporary, Mont Blanc Individuel, also a Bourdon composition....
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    Re: Creed - What Gives?

    Most of the Creeds I've owned and worn have lasted ages on me. But they're olfactory fatigue funhouses, appearing and disappearing to the wearer's nose randomly. Just apply a little less and don't...
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    a Designer scent becomes niche after two decades on the market, one or two decades off the market, and two or three generations of users forgetting about it. If you're interested in getting...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    Supposedly discontinued for a few years now, yet still available on sites like Amazon in four ounce bottles for under thirty bucks. Either they way over-manufactured this scent and have tons of...
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    Re: Vintage Cool Water?

    Vintage, likely one of the earliest batches. Be careful though. CW doesn't age well imo. If you can find a bottle that has kept it smells good in vintage formulation (slightly different from today's...
  49. Re: What's the difference between vintage and reformulated Cool Water?

    To my nose, vintage is more synthetic, more linear, but strangely similar to GIT in ways the new one isn't. Even stranger still, the new one exhibits other even stronger similarities to the current...
  50. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Several times. However, the times I have not far eclipse the times I have.
  51. Re: Guerlain Vetiver -- how well does it stand up to the ravages of time?

    It's a beautiful scent, but if there's going to be any negative feedback on it, I think it would be from how the citrus is handled. I've seen the term "bug spray" bandied about with GV. I can see...
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Just a solid rosewood fern with rich oriental underpinnings of florals and herbs and synthetic woods. Very unique, well blended, comforting, yet mysterious. Good in any formulation in my experience....
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Rose is funny. Sometimes I think it's best in a "manly" composition like Acteur or some sort of Middle Eastern oud blend. Other times I think it's better in a more naked presentation, just rose oil...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    T01 bottle from Amazon turned out to be a bit spoiled. Disappointed, although it happens.
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    Re: Can a man wear Tom Ford Plum Japonais ?

    A man can wear anything he likes. Like it? Wear it.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favourite Caron and why?

    Wearing early nineties vintage Caron PuH today. Always smells and feels right on me. Still though, hard to pick a fav. Sometimes I yearn for Yatagan, other days are Third Man only. Never got into the...
  57. Re: This is uncanny - Creed OV and Mugler Cologne

    Agreed. OV is far superior to MC, which imo is just a very simple synthetic freshness.
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    Re: Cool Water and Aspen are interchangable?

    Nor do I.
  59. Re: Would you sell a Vintage (expensive) fragrance so you could pick up a few NEWER scents ?

    If you buy fragrances to wear, I say get rid of the old unused stuff by selling and using the proceeds to buy newer things you'll actually wear. Personally can't figure on any reason to own a...
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    Poll: Re: Official retailers vs Online discounters

    I've only ever had good experiences with official retailers. Discounter/grey market yields good to slightly subpar products, but if we're talking Creed I'll have to admit I'd rather buy from...
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    95% close. Doubt anyone would disagree.
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    Wore Individuel today to work. The lavender is cheaper than OS and the cinnamon thinner (though balanced by raspberry) yet somehow it's still 95% the effect of the Creed. More brilliance from Bourdon.
  63. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Some of the far cheaper copycats are just as good.
  64. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Decent scent but not the best from Creed imo.
  65. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    Always got a lot of citrus and honey out of Kouros. The civet is more of an aside, not a main note.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    Glad to help. Keep in mind that Creed and other niche brands frequently make minor modifications to their packaging. It's how the perfume smells that matters. If it seems like something by a...
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    Re: Sometimes fragrances smell different...

    Sorry. Just doesn't happen to me.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    These shots tell me it's real with a minor flaw in the bottle matte. No worries, enjoy.
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    Re: Sometimes fragrances smell different...

    Doesn't happen to me.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    The box is legit. Got one just like it from Amazon, no Millesime on the front, but it is on the back. Mine is 100% real, but I gotta tell ya, my bottle has the batch code etched into the bottom lip...
  71. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    My "8SB1" bottle was issued December 2008. Oak moss is listed on the box. Smells terrific, but the stuff is already 7 years old. Can't speak to 2014 batches.
  72. Re: First time smelling and comparing Fahrenheit vintage and reformulated.

    Frankly find the vintage to be too loud. Not much difference in the scent of the current, but it's concentration is easier on my sinuses. Personally prefer the current version.
  73. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    At least Gianni brought us The Dreamer, a stunning scent.
  74. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    The demographic was unmistakable: people with good taste.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Do you have any other photos? Just from this one, that bottle looks fake.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I would certainly never say that Cool Water and GIT are interchangeable. Just that they are very similar to me. However, given the fact that the notes are very different for both scents, it doesn't...
  77. Re: How big of a deal is the Joop! Homme reformulation?

    Having familiarized myself with older versions of Joop! Homme, I think the main difference is in how cinnamon is handled. In the old version the cinnamon is sweet and fairly distinct. In the newer...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I'm with sdotlow on this, although I'm not "arguing" about it, simply offering my impression:

    Cool Water has always and will always be the one scent that smells most like GIT to me. Aspen, though...
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    Re: Pierre Bourdon's Top 5

    Bourdon is quoted as saying that Cool Water is the perfume he is proudest of. To me it boils down to Cool Water and Kouros with Bourdon, and no, it has never been confirmed that he is behind GIT, so...
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    Re: Is this legit Quintessence Aspen?

    This. Quintessence was purchased by Coty fairly quickly and the formula wasn't changed much, if at all, AFAICT. It doesn't seem to hold up well over time though.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Must be why it gets compared to Aspen.
  82. Re: How big of a deal is the Joop! Homme reformulation?

    Any decrease in Joop! Homme' sillage would be very welcome in most quarters.
  83. Re: Grey Vetiver new Eau de Toilette by Tom Ford

    Did not find Grey Vetiver capable of anything Guerlain Vetiver couldn't do just as well, if not better.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    To my knowledge there is no pine note in GIT.
  85. Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Jubilation XXV (scent, versatility)

    If something smells better than something else, it's automatically more versatile. Royal Oud for me. Jubilation is a mess. Literally everyone who smells it on me wrinkles their nose, and I can't...
  86. Re: Anyone here use American Crew's Body washes/Shampoos/Conditioners?

    Citrus, woods, spices, a little herbal twinge, and some amber. Slightly better than the average toiletry product line but nothing special.
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    Re: Jacques Bogart: One Man Show

    Definitely prefer Krizia Uomo over OMS.
  88. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    90% of the world has never heard of Creed. The other 10% resides here on BN.
  89. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    The original is much, much, much better. And by "original" I'm referring to the current reformulated ES. The Parfum is "interesting" but I would hesitate to endorse all the high praise it gets here...
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Brut always had a serious green whiff to it imo.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme...

    I do get tobacco in this one.
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    Re: Jovan Sex Appeal

    An excellent oriental for the price. Probably one of the more interesting uses of lavender in a men's fragrance. KL Homme bears some vague similarities in its handling of amber but is otherwise an...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Looks interesting!
  94. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    I think around holidays people buy a lot of fragrance for family and friends, which generate the sales stats (ADG being top-seller in the USA, etc.), but those who receive them rarely if ever wear...
  95. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    I'm partial to Brut. And English Leather.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Yes, they stopped making it in 2006. Nine years ago now.
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: I don't understand eau sauvage

    A decent neroli/citrus/jasmine/moss accord that smells very restrained and old-world. Definitely not for everyone.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir Vintage

    I imagine you're talking about "Taxi" here?
  100. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    True, there are documented records of late nineteenth century Pinauds. However, given the brand's propensity for exaggeration, I'd have to think their lavender water and maybe a few other grooming...
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