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  1. Re: Does anything smell like Tommy Hilfiger Tommy?

    I agree. Had the same impression.
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    Re: Royal Oud vs Royal Mayfair

    Royal Oud is nice, but I much prefer Royal Mayfair. I think Royal Mayfair is unique and there are fragrances similar (or remind me of) Royal Oud.

    Regarding success, since Royal Oud's release in...
  3. Re: Dior Oud Ispahan... Why is it getting so much love?

    You are not the only one that doesn't get it. My experience was similar to yours, when I sampled it it was just another run of the mill rose oud fragrance. This smelt similar to Kilian Rose Oud (a...
  4. Thread: Apple brandy

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Apple brandy

    Expensive, but one of my favorites from Kilian. A top boozy scent IMO.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11th August 2015

    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger

    http://100mililitros.com/store/images/P/Tommy-M500.jpg
  6. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    Creed is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, house. They consistently release great or really good fragrances. Because it's such a popular house, it will have its share of detractors and they...
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    Re: Next niche purchase

    Of the three, I've only tried the Bond and Hermes. I'd go with the Hermes.
  8. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Wow, $210 USD for 4oz of RM??? That's super cheap compared to what it's going for at the US Creed Boutique ($475 USD). Can't wait until European online retailers begin selling this.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio 100ml at unbelievable price !

    I thought it was okay, but very expensive, especially since the 100ml has been discontinued. Nice find OP!
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    Re: MFK Oud series

    My preference is also the original Oud. After that would be Cashmere Mood. Silk Mood was nice, but feminine. I don't remember how Velvet Mood smelled, but do recall not thinking much of it. I've yet...
  11. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    Does anyone know if the City Exclusives, or any other Le Labo, is available on the European online stores? The only one I'm aware of is www.skins.nl.
  12. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    I agree the price is quite high. However, at the ~$300 price point for 50ml, Luckyscent would give 5-6 samples, so it does sweeten the deal a little. I guess if there's a CE that you really like, may...
  13. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    Full bottles will be available starting September 1. Not sure for how long and which stores though (other than Luckyscent).
  14. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Interesting, my 2010 Windsor lasts around 12 hours for me. I have yet to give RM a full wearing, but curious to see how it performs.
  15. Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    Just got a notification from Luckyscent that Le Labo City Exclusives samples will be available on August 1, and full bottles will be available on September 1. I believe Le Labo does this every year...
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    Re: Your favorite Geranium and minty fragrance?

    This. One of my favorite from Frederic Malle.
  17. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Sprayed my RM received via a split (thanks Remik). Now prior to this, I've tried the 2010 Windsor, but not the 2009. The opening blast of RM is more subdued than the opening of 2010 Windsor, in that...
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    Re: Bois d Orage / French Lover vs Royal Oud

    As others mentioned, Bois d'Orage is far more similar to Spice and Wood than it is to Royal Oud. That said, I'd probably go with Royal Oud.

    I would rank them the following:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2....
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    Re: Neroli Portofino vs Bergamote 22???

    Bergamote 22. Just doesn't last long...
  20. Thread: Oh god!!!!

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Oh god!!!!

    I have a bottle of DHI as well and not that impressed. It's the reformulated version, but I hear it doesn't differ much from vintage. I figure since I'm not a fan of DHI, I probably wouldn't like DH.
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    Re: By Kilian Recommendations

    I think Back to Black is a must try. In my opinion, it's their most popular fragrance. Additional winners are Apple Brandy, Musk Oud, Vodka on the Rocks, Sacred Wood, and Rose Oud.
  22. Re: Rank these Creed releases from the last half decade

    I haven't tried Royal Mayfair yet, so will replace it with Windsor (2010 version) in my list below.

    1. Windsor
    2. Pure White Cologne
    3. Aventus
    4. Spice and Wood
    5. Jardin d'Amalfi - I would...
  23. Thread: Next purchase

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Next purchase

    Millesime Imperial
  24. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    Agreed. As mentioned in my earlier post, if they just reduce the price from $290 to around $200, I think I'd purchase it. I prefer it over Rose 31, smells more natural and I don't get that cumin...
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    Re: Tell me about Puredistance M

    I didn't like it. I got a strong curry note and it just wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't smell leather either. I would highly recommend sampling first. If you end up liking it, you may want to sample...
  26. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    The price is a preventing factor for me as well. I really like Baie Rose 26, but just don't see it as being worth $290 for 50ml. If they reduced the price to $200, I think I'd buy it. Le Labo having...
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I'm kind of in a similar boat. It's starting to be cyclical for me. I purchase for 2-3 months, then take a break for a while (maybe a month or two), then get back into it. Right now I have no desire...
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    It's my favorite from the Hermes exclusive line. I still wouldn't pay $255 for it. I'd rather pay a fraction of the price and purchase a 10ml decant, and that's what I ended up doing.

    On the...
  29. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Good point. I used to buy into the whole "natural ingredients" reason for the batch variations, but last time I checked, not that many other houses are known for batch variations. Maybe it's because...
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    Re: Creed Vetiver authentic or fake?

    Arabic insert doesn't automatically mean it's fake. I have authentic Creeds purchased from Fragrancenet with Arabic inserts.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud

    For those that have tried it, in your opinion is it worth the €550 ($614) asking price?
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    Re: Got my Creed Royal Mayfair

    I get a good 10-12 hours with my 2010 Windsor. I'm in a split of RM and will be doing a side-by-side comparison once I get it. Based on what I'm hearing, the smell is the same as the old WIndsor but...
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    Re: Creed Millesime 1849

    250ml of 1849? Wow, didn't know about that.
  34. Thread: Creed 1849

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Creed 1849

    I really like 1849. It's the first, and only, Creed I bought at retail (though I did get it at a 10% discount). I find it to be unisex, but I can understand those finding it to be feminine leaning. ...
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    Re: Euro Tanking -- anyone taking advantage?

    Same here. EURUSD has been staying steady at the 1.10-1.11 range these past couple months. I thought we'd see it in the 1.05 range due to this week's Greece news, guess not.
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    Re: Lets talk Odori's Cuoio & Tabacco

    I've tried both and like Tabacco the most. Cuoio smelled good on my wrist, but I didn't like it as much when I gave it a full wearing. I didn't end up purchasing either.
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    July 4 Essenza Nobile 10% Off

    Valid for July 4th only.

    Coupon code is FREEDOM

    There's only a few exclusions, most notable is Malle.
  38. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Thing is, once it hits the grey market, it's not like it's going to be super affordable to the average consumer. For example, 4oz right now retails for $475, once it goes to a site like Fragrancenet,...
  39. Re: By Kilian: Straight To Heaven, Splash of .... WHAT ??!!

    Thanks for the review. This is good to know because I'm not a fan of Straight to Heaven. Way too much patchouli for me. Was curious how the Lemon in Zest flanker would smell, but now, not so much.
  40. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    That's good news, thanks for the initial impressions.



    This has been my experience as well, especially for GIT and MI (as you have also later mentioned). For me, it's not just the longevity...
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Personally, I would like it to smell like Windsor. I wouldn't mind if it's a different, but better, batch though. When Creed says it's Windsor, but just under a different name, I'd expect that to be...
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    +1, until I hear more details.
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    Too many to choose from, but if I had to pick one, I'd go with Oud Wood. So many winners from the original Private Blend release.

    A recent Tom Ford fragrance that I like is Mandarino di Amalfi.
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    I'm confused as well. Can you provide details on where you tried it?
  45. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Call me a sceptic, but I would be surprised if Mayfair smells exactly the same as the 2010 batch of Windsor. Seems too good to be true.
  46. Re: Have any of you tried Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud, Fruity Aoud, or Candy Aoud yet?

    Interesting takes so far. Not sure if I'll ever want, or be able, to sample these. The prices are nuts, €550 (which is currently about $615 USD) for 50ml. This line is around €200 more expensive than...
  47. Re: First in Fragrance - 10% discount until 10 May 2015

    If someone at her home is there to sign for the package (once it arrives), then it will be delivered there. Otherwise, USPS would leave a note saying they attempted to deliver a package and that she...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Creed Spice and Wood

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.10101.jpg
  49. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Same here. I have the 2010 batch and I get 10-12 hours.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    Creed Millesime 1849

    https://www.creedboutique.com/189-454-thickbox/millesime-1849.jpg
  51. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Looks nice, especially the gold cap. I also got the official email notification from Creed regarding this news.
  52. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Yeah, they do not charge tax for California. When I ordered Millesime 1849 a couple years back, they didn't charge me shipping either.
  53. Re: Have any of you tried Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud, Fruity Aoud, or Candy Aoud yet?

    Same here. Would like to know initial impressions. Closest I found was a first impressions video on YouTube. Curious what others think.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    Creed Pure White Cologne

    https://www.creedboutique.com/151-311-thickbox/pure-white-cologne.jpg
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    Re: Is By Kilian copying fragrances?

    Count me in as one who does not find their fragrances too similar to other houses. In general, I find them pretty unique. I didn't notice a similarity between Back to Black and Dior Homme Intense nor...
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    Re: Creed Vetiver Geranium vs Creed Aventus

    I sampled Vetiver Geranium once and I much prefer Aventus. VG didn't really wow me. Maybe I gotta give it some more wearings.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 20th June 2015

    Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi

    http://www.inhautepursuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tom-ford-mandarino-di-amalfi-review-inhautepursuit1.jpg
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    Re: New home for splits?

    There's also a splits page on Reddit at /r/fragsplits.
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    Re: New home for splits?

    I've seen splits in the following Facebook groups:
    Fragrance Marketplace
    The Fragrance Guru Nation
    Fragrant Democracy
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    Re: Possible future marketplace

    Thanks Grant. Would the selling fee apply to splits?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    Le Labo Bergamote 22


    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6327.jpg
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    New home for splits?

    Since the Basenotes Splits page will be no more soon, I'm wondering if we can get a consensus on where the new home for the Basenotes splitters will be. Will it be Crystal Flacon? Or somewhere else?
  63. Re: Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    Thanks for all the hard work, Grant. We really appreciate it.





    I agree. The main Basenotes pages I visit multiple times a day are: Male Fragrance Discussion, Splits, and Discounts. I...
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    +1 for Vetiver Extrait
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Millesime Imperial by Creed

    https://www.creedboutique.com/17-67-large/millesime-imperial-.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle

    http://www.fredericmalle.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/224x280/e6c4c572e1a98b3160451a112bad7b9b/v/e/veti-11v50_2.jpg
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    Re: SOTD SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum by Hermes

    http://media.hermes.com/media/wysiwyg/Prehome/Fragrances/tdh.jpg
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    Re: Silver mountain water

    Depends, if it's for work, then 2-3. If it's for going out, then 4.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th June 2015

    Dior Homme Intense by Dior

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618es70GWlL._SY355_.jpg
  70. Thread: Dying Houses

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Dying Houses

    Came here to say this. Tea for Two is my favorite from the line, it was then discontinued for a few years, and now it seems like they brought it back (it's currently listed on their website).
    ...
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    Re: Can perfume evaporate?

    I recently found out that a lot of my unused Frederic Malle spray samples are 1/3 the amount they used to be. I've seen this issue in my other spray samples as well. Fortunately, I haven't noticed it...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th June 2015

    Rochas Man by Rochas

    http://www.morethanmusik.com/musik-root/uploads/2015/02/rochas-man.jpg
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    Re: need a light cologne

    A light cologne that smells really good is Kenneth Cole Reaction. Longevity sucks, but if you don't mind re-applying, then it should be fine. I'd say it lasts around 3-4 hours. I barely ever get...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

    Apple Brandy by Kilian

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.22614.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford Costa Azzure

    Yeah, I wasn't a fan of this one. I did really like Mandarino di Amalfi though. For Costa Azzurra, similar to your Tommy comparison, the main reason I wasn't a fan was because it smelt too...
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives

    If/when the City Exclusives become available worldwide again, does that mean that I can order it online from places like Lucky Scent? Are there any other online retailers that would have it?

    I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 3rd June 2015

    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/creed-green-irish-tweed.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    1. Roja Parfums Vetiver Extrait
    2. Creed Original Vetiver
    3. Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Creed aventus real or fake?

    Grey Market:
    Fragrancenet

    Authorized Retailer, there's a lot, but to name a few:
    Neiman Marcus
    Luckyscent
    Saks
    Nordstrom
    CreedBoutique.com
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    I've ordered a sample from them and didn't have an issue.
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    +1. I stopped dealing with TPC since a couple years ago. I got my shipment but it was missing a sample. I got a slip saying it was back-ordered. So I waited 3-4 weeks and then decided to contact them...
  82. Re: Cracked open my blind buy GPHII this afternoon... Thoroughly disappointed :(

    I agree with OP, not my cup of tea. :laugh:

    I sampled this a few years ago and I remember it being very sour smelling. I did get the tea note everyone talks about, but it was like an amped up sour...
  83. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    I like his extraits, particularly Vetiver and Neroli; and feel that they are worth it at the price FIF is willing to sell it. With the exchange rate, they're going for around $330 USD. I wouldn't pay...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd June 2015

    Creed Royal Oud
    https://www.creedboutique.com/135-279-thickbox/royal-oud.jpg
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    Very difficult to just choose six. Here it is, in no particular order:
    Creed Windsor
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Roja Parfums Vetiver Extrait
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    MDCI...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs Musc Ravageur

    I've tried both, but ended up getting a split of Juby. Both are pretty good frags, but I like Juby much more. IMO, it's more wearable and versatile than MR.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st of June, 2015

    Roja Parfums Vetiver Extrait

    http://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/1/product_assets/C/1/L/C/T/NMC1LCT_mk.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    Creed Himalaya

    https://www.creedboutique.com/16-64-large/creed-himalaya-perfume.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    Very nice! :thumbsup: One of the most hard to find Creeds out there.
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    Re: Favorite Citrus Listed

    From your list, the only one I've tried is Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree, but IMO it's the most natural smelling citrus scent. It smells like I'm literally wearing orange peel/juice.

    Citrus...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 30th May 2015

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Large/11/_6278051.jpg
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    Re: Is 3 sprays of Virgin Island Water too much?

    As with any fragrance, depends on where you wear it. If it's in a public setting, I'd say 3-4 sprays of VIW is just fine. If it was in a work/office setting, three should still be fine, but for me,...
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    This.
  94. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    I, too, am interested in the Creed Neiman Marcus "exclusive". Is there any further information on this online? This is the first time I'm hearing about it.

    Sorry for going on a tangent.
  95. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    The best discount I can find from a reputable site is First in Fragrance and Essenza Nobile.
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    Poll: Re: Roja Dove Neroli Extrait vs Xerjoff Kobe

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I thought the Roja would win hands down. Both great juice nonetheless.
  97. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    That's great news. It would probably hit the grey market about a year after release. I believe that's how long it took for Aventus, maybe even sooner.

    Regarding the name, I still much prefer...
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    Poll: Roja Dove Neroli Extrait vs Xerjoff Kobe

    I found the two noticeably different, but did share some similarities. I thought the Neroli Extrait had more depth and I liked that one more.

    Which do you prefer and why?

    Also, are there any...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir

    http://img5a.flixcart.com/image/perfume/k/f/t/eau-de-parfum-men-tom-ford-50-noir-de-noir-400x400-imadrnqgfkhhmvpy.jpeg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    Mona di Orio Vétyver

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.12957.jpg
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