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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    I like your optimistic attitude. Unfortunately, marketeers make politicians look honest........maybe a slight exaggeration.
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Obsessing about a new Creed fragrance is so exciting. And let's not forget that Neiman's will have a Creed exclusive out in less than 2 months.
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    Re: Live Jazz

    This thread reminded how much I like Live Jazz so I will be wearing it tommorrow . Also, I purchased a back up bottle, just in case........
  4. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    Spicebomb. I gave it away 6 months later.

    Cartier Pasha Noir. I gave it away 8 months later.
  5. Re: Traveling with expensive fragrances and using Aventus as a daily fragrance

    I thought taking a bottle of fragrance on a trip a couple of years ago was a good idea. Of course it leaked so I wore Pen's Hammam Bouquet everywhere. Like it or not. Now I use Flo travel...
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    Re: Murdock London colognes

    For those interested: StrawberryNet.com now sells Murdock fragrances. Shipping is $10 for multiple bottles shipped to the USA.
  7. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    Ones' selection of a fragrance, with resect to status, is more a statement of how you perceive your status than anything else. The reality is that virtually no one will know what you are wearing, or...
  8. Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    One of my favorite vintage scents. Thanks for reminding me, I'll be wearing it tomorrow.
  9. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Pure Distance M. Quite nice.
  10. Re: What's with the new Creed coming out this fall?

    You're falling behind. You need to call your personal Creed rep.
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    Re: Someone please help!

    Perfume addiction is one of my more manageable "hobbies." Unfortunately, since you don't think you need help, then you really need help.
  12. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    OP, why do you think the temp inside your cabinet is 68-70 F? Have you measured it?
  13. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    UV light and temperature should be your primary focus with respect to long term storage. The amount of water that enters the bottle from spraying it several times a year is going to be negligible at...
  14. Re: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet. A gentleman's classic.

    Pen's has classic men's frags. I enjoy BB, but you should also investigate English Fern. The only negative with most of the Pen's frags is longevity. I get about 3-4 hours.
  15. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    Here's the deal. How you store your frags is far more important than the environment where you spray them. Logically, they are stored close to 100% of the time. Yes, I live in hell as well.
  16. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    While I believe humidity is a factor in fragrance selection, the dew point of the environment where you apply your fragrance is taking it to an extreme that even I am having trouble understanding.
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    Re: 1 million should i or not?

    As Hilary said, "it's your body, so it's your decision." Pretty sure she was talking about fragrances............
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    Re: matching aftershave lotion

    I've found an aftershave that is scentless and works perfectly for my face. Added benefit is not having to try and match my aftershave to my frag of the day.
  19. Re: I'm tired of summer scents already.

    The "wear what you want" crowd would be challenged in Texas when it is constantly in the upper 90's for temperature, and upper 80's for humidity. I understand we live in an air conditioned world,...
  20. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    I like variety, but not endless variety. 150 seems right for me, so purchases are offset with gifting frags that have fallen out of favor.
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    Re: Signature scents??

    This is not a criticism of those seeking a signature scent, but it is an anathema for me. The whole enjoyment of fragrances is the variety. Now how much variety, that's a separate conversation.
  22. Re: Suggest long lasting summer fragrances for Men with oily skin.

    Often overlooked, but a great Summer frag, lasts many hours, smells manly and sophisticated--Trumper's GFT.
  23. Re: Just curious. What % of Your Wardrobe did you Rate 5 Stars?

    This is a troubling thread for me. Early on I bought with abandon, and after many "whim" purchases I began to re-evaluate my collection. Since then I've given away over 50 frags, even so I don't...
  24. Re: Do you wear/categorize the fragrances for weathers?

    Threads like this seem to come up every few weeks in one form or another. After reading the thread I usually wish I lived in a more moderate climate, one where weather was not a determinate of my...
  25. Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    Completely agree. The guy that is only looking for "the one" and finds it would be done. The people on this forum are either looking and have not found "the one", or more likely enjoy fragrances...
  26. Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    "The one" does not exist for guys that frequent this forum. If a person was looking for one fragrance and found it, why would he continue to visit Basenotes?
  27. Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Oud would not be an option for me this time of year in Texas.
  28. Re: Would these 5 work in a office enviroment (summer/warmer months)

    What NeoXerxes said. Casual for me is very relaxed, too relaxed when I'm working for the Man.
  29. Re: Would these 5 work in a office enviroment (summer/warmer months)

    I own and enjoy Sel Marin, but I would not wear it in an office environment. A bit too casual for me.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Should be for sale mid to late August.
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    Re: need a light cologne

    If you want light, then investigate an eau from Guerlain. Eau du Coq, Imperiale, Eau, and Cedrat. All are fleeting, but great while you can smell them.
  32. Re: Is it worthy to blind buy MONSIEUR BALMAIN?

    I think it is a safe blind buy if a fan of citrus. I'm surprised by several of the negative prior posts for Monsieur Balmain.
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    Re: Are my fragrances ruined?

    I've had one scent turn and it was caused by UV light exposure, and it happened over a couple of years. Also, if you're concerned about humidity, a wine cooler would be a mistake since they are...
  34. Re: finally understanding hot weather fragrance choice.

    So very true. Welcome to my world.
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    Re: Are my fragrances ruined?

    I overlooked the obvious. Thanks for pointing out splash bottles.
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    Re: Are my fragrances ruined?

    UV light and high temps with large swings in temperature are the primary culprits for effecting a fragrance. As others have said, you should have no worries. Not sure why high humidity would be a...
  37. Re: finally understanding hot weather fragrance choice.

    Since joining BN I've become more of an adherent to matching my frags to the weather. My Summer frags shine in the heat and the ridiculous humidity. I have a fairly large collection of what I...
  38. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Here's a simple thought (that's all I'm can manage), if you like a Roja fragrance and are indifferent to the cost, buy it. If not, don't.
  39. Re: How many of you have duplicates of the same scent ?

    You're really asking a forum, where many of the members have some form of OCD, how many have dupes? I have duplicates of several frags, and I'm too embarrassed to go into detail.
  40. Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    I've given up ranking frags since, as others have said, it depends on when you ask. Windsor holds a special place in my collection, as do many others.
  41. Re: Whats your the Best fragrance(s) in past 5 years?

    It depends on the day that I answer the question. Today it is Invasion Barbare. Absolutes are difficult in the fragrance world for me.
  42. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    It seems that threads recently on this forum have become more contentious. I don't understand why there is an argument about Roja's fragrances. If you don't like them, or think his pricing is too...
  43. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    My argument was never intended to be a legal one, and I have to believe that an intelligent person understands the correct moral ethical path. Having said that, I will defer to Grant (and his...
  44. Re: Top 3 Fragrances that work best in Humid conditions

    Balle de Match is a very nice grapefruit fragrance that goes well with humidity.
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    Re: What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    Thanks for the recommendation. I have Hadrien as well, and it is a very nice frag. Living in Texas, I am always looking for warm weather frags to add to my collection.
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    Re: What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    For those that recommend Acqua Viva, what would be your second pick? (I already own and enjoy AV.) Thanks.
  47. Re: Which is the best of Marly or the best to explore?

    Lipizzan is a very nice well crafted eau du Portugal style fragrance.
  48. Re: How do you pick your travel scents?

    I sort through the ridiculous number of samples that I've accumulated and take several of them along that will fit my locale and agenda for the trip..
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    Re: Caraceni 1913

    Thank you for the information. Your description makes it sound more appealing to me than the original, since it may be a bit more versatile. Now to find it stateside.......
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    Re: Speech Police

    Please disregard.
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    Re: Speech Police

    Of course, intent matters. The guy that believes a fragrance will make a significant difference with how a woman views him is an imbecile. He's the guy that thinks strippers find him interesting.
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    Re: Speech Police

    Crazy me, I wear fragrances for both of the reasons you cited. I want to be attractive to everyone. Men, women, small animals, and last but not least, myself. I hope that doesn't start an argument.
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    Re: Speech Police

    Here's the deal: anyone stupid enough to think that a fragrance will seal the deal with a woman should be pitied, not attacked.
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    Re: Speech Police

    Well played.
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    Re: Speech Police

    Context matters. When I listed Raped, I said figuratively. Now the context: someone in a post several months ago said they were "raped" on the price of a fragrance. Not that they were sodomized...
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    Re: Speech Police

    Clearly, I agree with your observations and I was using humor to make my point. Civility is a fairly simple concept and easily followed if one chooses to.
  57. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    If you were running for office, I would vote for you.
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    Speech Police

    Over the last few months it has become apparent that one can not use the following phrases without the wrath of the masses raining down upon them:

    --Niche is better than Designer

    --Panty...
  59. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I agree that FSU could have broached the subject more artfully, but the visceral response by many was silly and overblown. People take their frags seriously on this board, so if anyone disagrees...
  60. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I love following a heated debate about someone's opinion. By the way, FSU is right, was right, and will always be right..........
  61. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Posters on this forum would disagree on the date. Clearly, and this is a fact, all niche is better than all designer. Period.
  62. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I subscribe to your approach for many of my acquisitions in life, but I would change the phrasing a bit. I buy what I consider to be the best, irrespective of price. Simply put, if I can afford and...
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    Re: what do you do??

    Over paid and under worked handling client relations for my company, which allows me to spend way too much time researching frags.
  64. Re: What's good at Macy's to buy ? Thoughts ?

    In reading your prior posts and looking at your "Current Top Ten", I get the sense that you like the less traveled road with respect to fragrances. Having said that, Macy's appeals to the mainstream...
  65. Re: What's good at Macy's to buy ? Thoughts ?

    Keep on walking until you get to either Neimans or Saks.........
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    Re: Is Creed playing games???

    If they're playing games, then they're winning. I excitedly bought Windsor in the leather atomizer at Neiman's in 2014. Now, I almost wet myself when I read Windsor will be offered again. I don't...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    My attitude on fragrance acquisitions has changed over the last 6 months. At a bit over 150, I am comfortable. Now if I find something that is worth purchasing I concurrently give away bottles that...
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    OP, I was surprised by JdA as well. Not gag inducing, but I don't get why all the love on the boards for it for a guy.
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    Initially, I frequently went blind, but I have become more discriminating over time. Now when I go blind it is after research and following the advice of several on this board whose taste I value.
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    Re: Clive Christian 1872 opinions

    Interesting the diversity of opinions. Big pass for me with the only CC worth owning is X.
  71. Re: What would be your selection for a man 50+ age?

    I agree that age is not the issue. Give him the ubiquitous gift certificate and let him get what he wants, unless you do research into his likes and dislikes and then make a thoughtful purchase.
  72. Re: How often do you regret your SOTD?

    Typically when I purchase a frag out of season, and I want to wear it regardless of the weather, or so I think. This most recently happened with SDV, and it was a typically very warm, humid Spring...
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    While accumulating fragrances can be an addiction, it is dependent on several identifiable qualities. So what? You can have an addiction and remain high functioning with little real problems...
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    Re: Yatagan BlindBuy

    I have 3 from Caron: pour Homme, Third Man, and Yatagan. All are excellent and very inexpensive.
  75. Re: What would you buy if you were in Neiman's today ? Excluding TF, Creed and MFK

    OP, thanks for your impressions.
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    Recently purchased Danger Parfum, I thought the EdP was a bit weak. I like the density that I smell with the Parfum.
  77. Re: What would you buy if you were in Neiman's today ? Excluding TF, Creed and MFK

    I am also looking at this fragrance. What are your thoughts after wearing it in the Florida heat?
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    Great fragrance in the Texas heat and humidity. Patience is a virtue that I don't possess, so shipping with an extended wait time does not work for me.
  79. Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    I've gone from joy to ambivalence. I bought 50 ml during their Christmas event a couple of years ago, so I have in excess 40 ml left. Now that it will be readily available I will spray it without...
  80. Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    Thanks for the definitive information.
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I'm dense. What did the Roja rep do that so enraged Viffer? Please be specific since I live my life through others.
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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    There is nothing I want, and I'm scared..............
  83. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    Let me pose a hypothetical:

    You make a purchase on the internet for $50 and mistakenly send payment by check to the vendor for $500. Is the vendor obligated to 1) return your excess payment of...
  84. Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    Thanks for the response, remik.
  85. Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    I apologize if this has been covered in another thread, but any info on the sizes available? Thanks.
  86. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    The analogies justifying bad behavior are wrong. If someone is lazy or uninterested in properly researching the value of an item before posting it for sale is very different than making an honest...
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    Re: Think I stuffed up

    I hear you. I've had so many great ideas that I've acted on after a few cocktails. The following day is usually filled with remorse.
  88. Re: very very very SAD with Invasion Barbare :(

    I, too, am exhausted after reading this thread. IB is terrific and if it has been re-formulated my world will be upside down.
  89. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    It's not good luck, it's not greed, it's theft. OP, people like you are lost. You see an error as an opportunity to screw someone.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I have a bit over 150 and use all of them. I feel 150 is a reasonable number and it is the limit of my fragrance cabinet. No desire to have any more because I have plenty to choose from and still...
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    Re: Creed royal scottish Lavender

    While I would use it sparingly, since it is vaulted; I would use it for its' intended purpose. Wear, smell, enjoy. One of my favorite lavenders.
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    Next the OP will be inquiring the best way to remove this poor lass' under garments. Where will it end?...........I am kidding. The panty dropping debate of several weeks ago scarred me. Also,...
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    Why must you objective this humanoid? All are beautiful, each in their own special way. Back to your question: Noir de Noir.
  94. Re: Top/Ultimate lists with just niche?

    I gravitate to niche for several reasons. There are many designer scents that are excellent (and I have a number of them), but I prefer less mainstream scents that others around me will not be...
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    Re: How many sprays for work?

    Haven't heard about applying to backs of one's knees. Do the women in your office spend a lot of time on the floor?
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    Re: Summer Fragrances

    My cool weather frags are generally more interesting, but I use my warm weather frags far more often in Texas. Favorites are:
    L'Humaniste
    Nio
    1861
    Fiero
    Cologne Sologne
    Creed Imperiale
    Eau...
  97. Re: A thought on picking fragrances based on weather and seasons...

    While this conversation is discussed every few months with the usual proponents of each side making their case, I do see some flexibility with respect to fragrance selection and ambient temperature. ...
  98. Re: Do you drop poor performers from your rotation/lineup?

    In the last year I've given away at least 30 frags. The primary reason for their departure was poor longevity. Two hours is my minimum.
  99. Re: how much is a 2011 z01 creed aventus 40ml worth?

    Crazy me, I thought "infamous" was a negative quality. Hopefully, the eBay seller knows more about fragrances than how to convey a thought.
  100. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    No.
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