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  1. Wooznib thank you for the opportunity to try your...

    Wooznib thank you for the opportunity to try your perfumes out. Unfortunantly I am able at this time to truly donate the time required to test them out. Too much is happening way to quick for me at...
  2. I have received my samples. Sorry it has taken me...

    I have received my samples. Sorry it has taken me so long to post!! Stupid life stuff has come up and I will wear everything starting tomorrow.


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    I honestly see it being worn whenever. It...

    I honestly see it being worn whenever. It wouldn't be cloying in hot weather. I find it rather subtle. Spray away whenever your heart desires with that one.

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  4. I think people forget that there are people that...

    I think people forget that there are people that sample to sample and never buy. That is a loss of revenue. The point of a sample is a trial on a decision to buy. Not a perk or something free that...
  5. I've tried Bang and the bottle is great. But the...

    I've tried Bang and the bottle is great. But the scent is very linear. Now linear isn't bad if the juice has a pleasant scent. Unfortunantly Bang smells like I ground fresh peppercorn all over and it...
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    LOL!!!! Tom Ford Black Orchid Tom Ford...

    LOL!!!!

    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille


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    Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur. It is a...

    Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur. It is a discountinued Spring version of his Black Orchid. Still a nice anise note. Can still find online through discount retailers.

    Jo Malone Vanilla Anise....
  8. I would be more than happy to try out his...

    I would be more than happy to try out his perfumes and to submit a review.


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    I work at Nordstrom and we did recently get Bond...

    I work at Nordstrom and we did recently get Bond No. 9. Only ( if I remember correctly) 2-3 stores actually got them. Very similar to the Tom Ford Private Blends where only 6 or so doors carry them...
  10. Tom ford Grey Vetiver Tom ford Private Blend...

    Tom ford Grey Vetiver
    Tom ford Private Blend Azure Lime


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    New Haarlem is a good choice, I own it and like...

    New Haarlem is a good choice, I own it and like it.
    For your next bottle, Riverside Drive is a good option but consider Brooklyn for a citrus/woodsy. Dominate cedar I think.


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    Bvlgari tend to be very synthetic and cheap...

    Bvlgari tend to be very synthetic and cheap smelling to my nose. I've never smelt Soir before though.


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    I've spent more than I should have... 1 oz Creed...

    I've spent more than I should have...
    1 oz Creed Virgin Island Water
    1.7 oz Bond No 9 West Side
    Bond no 9 West Side body silk
    3.4 ozVersace Dreamer
    3.4 oz Tom Ford Private Blend Neroli...
  14. Every time I smell Coney Island I really want to...

    Every time I smell Coney Island I really want to like it. Every time I wear Coney Island I really want to like it.
    But I think it smells like Clinique Happy. And then I think of smelly locker...
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    Because you're on a tight budget, you're going to...

    Because you're on a tight budget, you're going to want to make the best pick. We can't tell you that pick, you need to decide on your own. Sample them and then decide on your own. I don't know what...
  16. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water - anything more "niche" for coconut

    I am a recent fan of Virgin Island Water. In fact, I just ordered a bottle as a new summer scent. I love it so much. The coconut is so fresh and the scent overall is intoxicating.
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    Re: Amber absolute

    Amber Absolute contains amber, vanilla, wood accent, and wood incense as the notes. I didn't care for Amber Absolute for the first 6 months. It smelt too creamy and almost buttery to me. Then I...
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    Re: Amazon Purchase Concern

    I honestly figured it was just an amber note that I wasn't picking up from the dab on sample. The list of notes includes amber but I never picked it out until the spray. Thanks guys!
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    Re: Amazon Purchase Concern

    I ordered it from a 3rd party seller through Amazon. They had great ratings and nothing seemed off.
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    Amazon Purchase Concern

    I never order from discount retailers or purchase second hand. It isn't that I am against it, I just appreciate the guarantee of product from retailers. Anyway, I had a sample of Bond no. 9 West...
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    Re: Your must haves

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
    Tom Ford For Men.
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    Re: A little game: The average Joe

    As a sales associate, I think that the "average joe" client is the hardest to work with. What do you wear currently? "I don't know, I'd have to see the bottle." Is it fresh/woodsy/floral/etc? "I...
  23. Re: Tobacco vanille. vs Tuscan leather.vsNew haarlem

    I own all three and I feel that they have distinct placement in my wardrobe. Tuscan Leather is by far my favorite out of all three though. When mixed with Tobacco Vanille, it brings out this sweet...
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    Re: Tom Ford Bois Rouge

    It is note wise very similiar to Tom Ford's Oud Wood. The only difference is it lacks the oud, and vanilla that Oud Wood has. Bois Rouge instead has patchouli and moss. Unfortunently, Bois Rouge...
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    Re: layered tuscan leather and tobacco vanille

    LOL I love this mix! Sometimes when you layer them differently there are different effects. Tobacco Vanille over Tuscan Leather is how I do it too.
  26. Re: Very long lasting with great sillage fresh fragrance ? Does it exist?

    I think that the product received is well worth the price. Long longevity, great sillage, don't need to spray that much for the full effect. What more could you ask for?
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    Re: Katy Perry Purr

    I smelt it at work. Straight up juicebox fruity floral. I think it is a true skin scent though. Soft and subtle. I get berry, like raspberry out of it.
  28. Re: Very long lasting with great sillage fresh fragrance ? Does it exist?

    I would recommend Tom Ford Private Blend Neroli Portofino. Great mandarin, lemon, lime, and neroli. Really pretty and long lasting.

    Also Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Great soapy, creamy vetiver...
  29. Thread: Azure lime

    by Mr_Castro
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    Re: Azure lime

    I love it. It is one of those scents that you smell and it makes you refreshed.
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    Re: Non Private TOM FORD. Wich is Good?

    His Private Blend line is the fragrance line that has the most oil concentration, mainly resulting in that increased price and longer longevity. His signature line doesn't have the concentration,...
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    Re: lime - longevity

    Tom Ford Private Blend Azure Lime is an excellent choice. It is rich in white musk, patchouli, and lime. I am in love with it. Very green and fun.[/QUOTE]

    Does worth the price of the perfume...
  32. Re: How long does it take you to select your SOTD?

    It takes me a while. I had to decide what I will be doing that day, and what I am wearing. It mainly depends on what I am wearing that day. I have taken 20 minutes to decide what I am wearing.
  33. Re: What is the best experience/setting that a particular fragrance just worked perfect for you

    I was taking an exam for a VERY difficult exam for school. I had purchased a brand new fragrance and sprayed it on randomly before the exam. I remember sitting and half way through the exam I had...
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    Re: Addicted To Sandalwood.

    If you want a creamy sandlewood, try Tom Ford Private Blend Champaca Absolute. Creamy vanilla with cogniac. Excellent.

    If you want more sandlewood, try Tom Ford Private Blend Arabian Wood. Rich...
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    Re: Love/Hate: Creed Chevrefeuille Original

    Exactly!! I can't say that I know EXACTLY what honeysuckle smells like....but I know for certain I get none of that here. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't buy a bottle.

    After smelling my arm, right...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - The Final Verdict

    As a Tom Ford SA, Tobacco Vanille is my top seller. I often, and I mean regularly, sell out of it. As a person who smelt it originaly, I appreciated it for what it was but didn't care for it. Then...
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    Re: Question about Samples

    Sometimes I feel that even if you are going to purchase a fragrance from somewhere else, writing a good comment card about your visit with the SA can be great and very rewarding.
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    Re: Tom Fords Private Collection

    It does help with my other thread! lol One of my all time favorite mixes is mixing Oud Wood and Tuscan Leather. Try it and you will literally go buy a bottle of each if you don't already own them.
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    Re: Love/Hate: Creed Chevrefeuille Original

    Agreed. I don't love it but I definently don't hate it. Interesting, yes. Worthy of the $$, no. It has a distinct masculine edge that I don't normally like in fragrances. Iam very much a fan of...
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    Re: Love/Hate: Creed Chevrefeuille Original

    As I smell the Q-tip that I used to apply the fragrance with, I get a lemon green. I guess honeysuckle could smell like this. Whenever I think of honeysuckle, I think sweet like a sugary sap.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Blends

    There has got to be more! Come on guys, I know there is a general hate on Basenotes for Bond no. 9 fragrances but throw me a bone.:rolleyesold:
  42. Re: The importance of smelling a fragrance on SOMEONE ELSE

    Very interesting that you bring this up. My significant other loves Original Santal. Original Santal I bought for myself and it's great that we both can share it.

    Anyway, I can sometimes be...
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    Love/Hate: Creed Chevrefeuille Original

    I received a sample of this when I purchased Original Vetiver. I decided today to wear it and I am unsure on how I feel. When applied, I was put off but I gave it time to settle. Now, about 2...
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    Re: The One Gentleman by D&G

    Remember trapper, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Taste is specific to people, so don't feel put off. I love YSL Opium and Shalimar. I have met few, other than mature women that love it.
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    Re: Tom Fords Private Collection

    As a SA for Tom Ford, Tobacco Vanille is my best seller. It is followed closely by Champaca Absolute. If you love Tobacco Vanille, I would recommend mixing Tobacco Vanille with Champaca Absolute,...
  46. Re: Anything that worth a try at D&G Private Collection?

    Tom Ford White Patchouli is a much more interesting, complex scent that is well worth the money.

    The D&G collection is synethic smelling that are completely uninteresting. Girls LOVE to wear #3 ...
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    Re: Question about Samples

    I have to say that I find your post very informative and appreciate your honesty. This is my idea of the general consumer with products and it helps give me an insight into helping further clients.
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    Re: The One Gentleman by D&G

    I don't get a similarity to Gucci por Homme. But I do find it unintersting. This is a common note with the original The One, and I think it is amber and cedar. I don't get apple out of the top,...
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    Re: lime - longevity

    [QUOTE=StylinLA;2030987]I'll have to try Cologneists Azure Lime suggestion. I've mostly found lime and other citrus scents to be pretty fleeting. I love the lime notes in the opening of Virgin Island...
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    Re: Non Private TOM FORD. Wich is Good?

    White Patchouli is such a sensual scent. It's great.
    Vetiver is assocated with older people. But I think that is the genius with Tom Ford's products. All of his designs for fragrance, clothing,...
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    Re: Question about Samples

    I agree with you. With expensive niche products, I am VERY weary of purchasing from a discount retailer. The risk is too expensive.
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    Re: Question about Samples

    I find multiple interesting topics associated with your post.





    So you receive samples from multiple places and don't keep track of where you get them. I competely understand this. In...
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    Re: Question about Samples

    This is a great point. As a SA, I try and supply clients with as much information and knowledge about the product. By understanding what your looking for and what your likes/dislikes are, I can...
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    Re: Question about Samples

    That is why sometimes I feel like full price in the store has no chance when compared to online shopping. You could buy the full price perfect quality product, or you could go online and buy a...
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    Re: Question about Samples

    So, you do generally go elsewhere to price products that you have sampled? I think that any product, not only fragrance, can be found elsewhere at a discounted price whether it's used or old stock. ...
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    Re: how many free samples you should get?

    The prices are suggested by the vendor that supplies the products to the retailer. They don't say "Here is a bottle, then $20 more for the samples they deserve." I don't go to a store for samples,...
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    Re: Question about Samples

    Wow. No, I'm not. The Private Blend are an award winning fragrance line. Two of the fragrances in the line have won awards for Best fragrances of the year. I think they are gorgeous and it takes...
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    Re: how many free samples you should get?

    It isn't about samples. Are you buying the product or the samples?
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    Re: Non Private TOM FORD. Wich is Good?

    Tom Ford for Men is a subtle scent. That is why people don't like it. They want a billowing cloud of scent. What makes it sexy is the subtleness of it.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Blends

    The moss in Riverside Drive always pushes me away. I have samples of both so I'll give them a try together.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I want to purcahse a bottle, but I am concerned about all of this lot# business.
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    Question about Samples

    I am a sales associate and I specialize in the Tom Ford Private Blends. I give out many samples, not only of Tom Ford but of multiple products that people ask for.

    From your perspectives as...
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    Re: Donald Trump: The Fragrance

    I don't touch celebrity fragrances. They need to stick to what they do best, whatever that may be.
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    Re: Non Private TOM FORD. Wich is Good?

    Try Black Orchid Voile de Fleur. It discontinued but still available. Same darkness, but lighter and more floral.
    I am a HUGE fan of Tom Ford For Men. Masculine and sexy.
    Tom Ford Extreme for...
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    Re: Cinnamon for summer

    If you have the pocket change, Tom Ford Azure Lime and Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille blend beautfilly. I would recommend purchasing bottles of both for blending that perfect cinnamon spicy/lime fresh...
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    Re: Custom Blends: Have you ever?

    Bond no. 9 will blend custom scents for you too.
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    Bond No. 9 Blends

    I have recently gotten into blending the Bond no. 9 fragrances together to creating unique scents. I would like to share and encourage you all to share your own blends that smell great.

    Bleeker...
  68. Re: Am I the only one not liking Bond no. 9 Montauk?

    To add upon my sampling, I applied what I thought was a liberal amount to my body. I posted my first response about 15-20 minutes before I posted originally. Upon smelling my wrist now, it's gone. ...
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    Re: Versace Versense

    Versace Versense is techincally made for women, but I don't think a man couldn't pull it off. I am an unbeliever in fragrances being gendered personally. I wear feminine scents all the time, but...
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    Re: Do you not wash your hands?

    I spray fragrance into my air depending on the scent. Problem is, the alcohol will dry your hair out so you have to be careful. Otherwise, the oils in your hair capture and hold scent nicely.
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    Re: what's TOO popular right now?

    I work in Cosmetics, and some of our top sellers include:

    Acqua Di Gio
    Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue
    Dolce and Gabanna The One
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    Issey Miyake Pour Homme

    I find all of these...
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    Re: Why is Acqua Di Gio so popular??

    I find most of the fragrance gurus on this site, regardless of appreciation, don't wear it. I'm curious why though. If it wasn't popular, and it was still unknown, and you found it in some perfume...
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    Re: Do you not wash your hands?

    I generally apply 2 sprays to my chest and one to the back of my neck/head for better sillage. Depending on the scent, I might spray one the top of my forearm and press it against my other forearm...
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    Re: Perfumania.com legit?

    Legit fragrances yes. Outdated and old stock yes. Choose wisely.
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    Re: Thicker letters on Acqua di Giò bottle?

    Legit fragrances maybe, but I know for a fact that they sell out dated and old stock. I recently compared a bottle of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist that Nordstrom sold, and a bottle that Perfumania...
  76. Thread: Bond No 9

    by Mr_Castro
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    Re: Bond No 9

    I like Bonds, and I like Creeds. But I only purchase what I like. I own 2 Creeds, and about 7 Bonds. I probably would own more Creeds, but due to my location I have very little access. I think...
  77. Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 2's projection and longevity better then some think it is??

    I feel that I have to douse in it, like 6 sprays to get it noticed. How many sprays do you all spray when you wear it?

    I would like to add that I LOVE this scent, so dousing in it isn't a problem...
  78. Re: Am I the only one not liking Bond no. 9 Montauk?

    I was mailed a sample by my Bond SA when it first was released. I didn't care for it. After checking your thread though, I decided to put it on again. I'm wearing it right now and all I get from...
  79. Thread: Suedehead

    by Mr_Castro
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    Re: Suedehead

    I disagree whole heartedly. It is amazing. There is a reason why it one an award for best Men's/Women's Fragrance in 2010. Give it a try, It is worth it.
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    Re: My wife hates almost everything I wear.

    My significant other hates almost everything I wear. I rarely get "you smell good!" My significant other loves Tom Ford's Oud Wood, Creed's Original Santal, and Bvlgari's Aqua. He wears those...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Amber Absolute is an incense, amber, vanilla and wood accent mix. I find it to be a great evening fragrance. But because it can be poweful, I tend to wear at most 1-2 sprays. There is a distinct...
  82. Poll: Re: What fragrance to wear on New Year's Eve (dinner and party afterwards)

    Agreed, I would never allow any of those to touch my skin.
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    Re: which perfume is this?

    Yep, True Religion. I'm not a fan.
  84. Re: Black Orchid Voile de Fleur can be used by man as Black Orchid EDP?

    Voile de Fleur was a spring floral edition of Black Orchid. It has been discontinued. I absolutely love Voile de Fleur. At times, Black Orchid itself can be overpowering depending on the setting...
  85. Re: Mixing colognes together for a "special effect"

    The Private Blend collection is meant to be layered. Try layering Tobacco Vanille and Champaca Absolute, or my personal favorite Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather.
  86. Re: Searching for a patchouli scent with an ambery/vanilla dry down.

    Try Tom Ford Private Blend Noir de Noir. It has patchouli, chocolate truffle, and vanilla in it. It has to be one of my favorites of his.
  87. Smelt it at work the other day, smells like a...

    Smelt it at work the other day, smells like a Victoria Secret Body Spray. Light and sweet, with a touch of floral. I can tell it will be a big hit with the mass market....And that isn't accounting...
  88. Re: Dark,..of the darkest of scents..?Totally mediveal..gothic..victorian..DARK!!

    Tom Ford Black Orchid. Dark, Deep annis gourmand. Amazing and long lasting.
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    Re: Winter Bonding Selection

    I own Bleeker Street, Silver Factory, and the limited edition Bond No. 9 Vegas. I wore my sample of Chez Bond today, and I think that it might be a little light for Winter. Park Avenue seemed to do...
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    Re: Tom Ford 4ml Samples...how to get them?

    I am a Tom Ford Private Blend Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska. If you PSM your information, I would have no problem sending you some samples.
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    Re: Winter Bonding Selection

    Well, I have sampled all 4 of them. I am in LOVE with all of them, but my favorites out of them are probably Success and Park Avenue with New Haarlem a close third. Chez Bond is just a very...
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    Winter Bonding Selection

    I am currently in the market for a new Bond No. 9 fragrance. The 4 that I am narrowing it down to are New Haarlem, Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York, Chez Bond, and Park Avenue. I know that...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Womanity

    I enjoy the bottle, but the scent is another story. Upon smelling it, I get initial fig and green...like lettuce. I agree with the mess of notes statement. I tried some on my skin, and longevity...
  94. Re: Got my Green Irish Tweed on Walgreens.com......did I make a mistake?

    I don't understand, why would a store like Walgreens carry Creed? Think is ridiculous and I'm looking at Creed differently now.
  95. Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    I tell them that it is my own personal blend.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Smelled it, nothing new or original. I have never been more uninterested.
  97. I think that your bias against Tom Ford is...

    I think that your bias against Tom Ford is apparent in your review of Azure Lime. You obviously didn't like Azure Lime but loved Montauk? You have to be kidding me. Also, there isn't a drop of...
  98. Re: What fragrance would you recommend based on these notes?

    It is a bit costly but amazing. It also fits the note requirements you suggest, as well as having that dry, woody fragrance.
    Tom Ford Arabian Wood.
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    I am wearing it right now as a sample, and I am toying with a purchase. I'm sitting on the fence. I'm going to give it a few more hours to see how I feel.
  100. Re: Creed Vetiver (1948) VS Creed Original vetiver

    I am currently wearing a sample of Orignal Vetiver right now, and I'm toying with a purchase. I wish I could smell Vetiver and Original Vetiver side by side but unfortunently in Alaska I have very...
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