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  1. Re: "Official" Mugler - Pure Wood reviews thread

    Just got mine today and it's fantastic. The name is still ridiculous. I will probably pick up a second bottle.
  2. Re: Article: Mugler tease Pure Wood with countdown page
    Pure Wood
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    Re: Egyptian Musk oils report card

    Thread necromancer '08 checking in. I've been wearing the Ave Luxe Egyptian Musk and it does the job, though it is cleaner-smelling than my old NYC oils. Also, as a bonus, with Ave Luxe you can get...
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    Re: i'm asking it to ONLY GIRLS!!!!
  5. Re: Curious newcomer wants in on the fragrance goodness

    So you've stumbled across basenotes, eh? Well then, you've taken your first step on a great adventure. Be warned, I cannot guarantee you'll make it back, and if you do, you will not be the same.
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    Re: Anyone else giving up on "vintage"?

    In the time between the first post and the post that necroed the thread there have been quite a few "vintage" fragrances created. Guerlain's Vetiver and Habit Rouge have had yet another "vintage"...
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    Re: nasomatto Pardon review

  8. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    There is a theory that counterfeiters only make Green Irish Tweed, Silver Mountain Water, and Millesime Imperiale, and only in 4 oz bottles. The only evidence to support this theory is that fake 4...
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    Re: Why I might leave Creed...

    And on the other other side of the coin, most people buying luxury for the sake of luxury may neither know nor care about small issues with their fragrance, so that leaves a large segment of their...
  10. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Yeah, I'm done with them. I got a fake GIT which was a gift, so no big deal and it still smells good. It's basically Cool Water. I have a real OV which evolved slightly over its first few weeks,...
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    Re: What is make sense to have LIDGE and DHI?

    Nah son, LIDGE is masculine, and it's "the bomb" if I might use a played out reference. I've had platonic girl friends snuggle up to me with that one on.

    It's so good I have a backup bottle...
  12. Re: Article: Makers of 'Clean' fragrance to launch scent for One Direction

    So is this going to be a fragrance for 13 year old girls, or a fragrance that attracts 13 year old girls?
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    Re: The CREED saga...

    Just stay the hell away from Creed. Their dogshit quality control will make you crazy as you try to find a "good" batch.
  14. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    I'm going to have to come to terms with this answer because Royal Delight was discontinued. I didn't even know until today.

    I'm also convinced that I initially tested vintage juice because it was...
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    Re: Female's Perspective

    I'm not your friend, guy!
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    Re: creed aventus diff prices.

    Buy cheap, buy twice

    Is it smells even slightly off you will assume it's a fake and feel like you got beat.
  17. Re: Someone sent me a PM and said I needed something Big Green and Scary ?

    How about this?
  18. Re: Learn from my mistake guys- DON'T DO THIS!!!

    Improvised funnels are great when the fluids are cheap, like engine oil.
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    Re: Mint/vanilla, Mint/chocolate, Mint/candy

    Borneo 1834 kind of smells like Haagen Daas Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mint, I think. I haven't had ice cream since I was a tater tot, so I don't know if that brand even exists anymore, and if it...
  20. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    You should only do it if it's one of those "first in the morning" pees. You know, that dark orange, been stewin' all night types.

    Smell like fuckin' windex and popcorn.
  21. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    The strange thing about this is the batch #s are etched in. You can't really file them off, which has led me to believe that the fakers are just poorly (intentionally poorly or otherwise) etching a...
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!


    Royal Delight

    2.5 oz

    It was purchased from Beautyencounter and it doesn't smell good, but I'll be damned if the facts aren't pointing to it being legit. There is nothing in...
  23. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    That was a theme of Philip K. Dick's in The Man in the High Castle, and also Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, though TMITHC was very deliberate in applying it to the collectors of fine things.
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    Re: Review statistics...

    Crazy talk. Fragrance is the one subject where you would NOT want your favorite to be moving up in the ranks because that would increase the chances that other people would smell like you.

    Yes, I...
  25. Re: Creed doesn't seem to have any patchouli based frags

    Meet Erwin
  26. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Nothing funnier than the googly eyed look followed by an, "excuse me miss, but I couldn't help notice..."

    My only other detective reference would be McNulty, but nobody would know him because at...
  27. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Oh believe you me, I've gone back and forth over the logic of my argument, and I know damn well that it doesn't make much sense, but my nose is an uppity, confrontational asshole.

    The way I see...
  28. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    True enough, and I always thought people were crazy and/or paranoid, but then it happened to me.

    So either there is a rampant proliferation of fake Creeds out there, or, option B, Creed has...
  29. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    No thank you, good sir. It was just the top that I felt was absolutely identical to my box, down to the font used, and I suspected that there was a grammatical error. I'm still suspicious about it...
  30. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    I was hoping it was fake because I was going to traipse on down the the Neiman Marcus in the ghetto (New York is stupid, don't ask) and grab me a real one. Buy now everyone has confirmed the horrid...
  31. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Critical thinking. I like it. Shit still don't smell right.
  32. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Ah ha, but there's the rub. It doesn't smell legit. The stock answer in these situations is usually, "batch variation, reformulation, or old stock." Although let's be honest, the "old stock"...
  33. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    It basically says "Supplier of King A, of Queen B, of King C, and of Queen D, of King E.

    You don't have to speak French to read the mess on the top of the box. Just know that "de" means "of" and...
  34. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Yes, and good job reading my post. Cellophane can be added later to give a more authentic look as Shiny Beast said. This is about the grammar of the French at the top of the box. I am an English...
  35. pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Look at this image!


    I stole this image from another thread here because...
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    Re: Why is my Creed wrapped in cellophane?

    I'm resurrecting this thread for a DAMN good reason

    Everybody in here is claiming that the fragrance is real and that there's no need to worry, dudebro.

    Well, I believe I have identified it as...
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    Re: Am I picky or just a rookie still?


    Abandon ship, run, never look back.

    You're about to enter a dark place from which there is no escape.

    Grey Vetiver and London are lovely, now take them and go.
  38. Re: Probably a joke: New niche line Vecny launches Halo. Do you have $7986 to spare?

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    Re: Do Fragrances Cause Us Harm?

    That's how I see it.
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    Re: Article: "New Smell Discovered"

    Mmmmmmm, smells like bad dancing and good credit.
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    Re: Do Fragrances Cause Us Harm?

    I have a doctor friend and she has NEVER mentioned that my fragrance issues could be bad for my health, and she can be VERY invasive with her "advice." Of course, I actually do believe that they're...
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    Re: Abercrombie and fitch clothing

    beefcake BEEFCAKE!
  43. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    I haven't convinced myself that this isn't a sickness.
  44. Re: Pure Leather....its better then bad its good!

    Blind bought this and wore it today. I'm still confused. I'll keep wearing it until I understand it.

    It's easily the darkest and most brootal of the bunch, and that means that the TAR note is...
  45. Re: Pure Leather....its better then bad its good!

    Hmmmm, sounds like I'll be buying it then. I actually also need to check out the original again. My bottle of A Men is vintage, and that has that broooTAL tar blast that renders my nose useless,...
  46. Re: Pure Leather....its better then bad its good!

    Oh what the christ? I've been avoiding this board for months because it makes me part with my money, and now I just pop in for a second before paying some bills and I just lost 90 dollars...

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    Re: Encre Noire - just can't warm up to it.

    This. I've tried EN twice and that was all I needed to know that it smelled like oniony balls, though I hadn't actually bought a bottle. Still though, I've had a few (blind) purchases that I could...
  48. Re: A few questions about L'instant de Guerlain Extreme EDP...

    You WILL be happy. I hate powder and I love L'instant de Guerlain Extreme.

    Only use two sprays on your first wear. Increase dosage as necessary on subsequent wearings.
    This is the only...
  49. Re: Starting out... La Nuit de L'homme or Bleu de Chanel

    La Nuit de L'homme obliterates my bronchial, so be careful with that one. Just because it may not bother you does not mean you aren't killing those around you.

    Seriously. I tried it twice and...
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    Re: Laughable Clive Christian Pomp and Nonsense
  51. Re: More negative reviews listed than actual # of negative reviews

    Or reviews that are currently awaiting approval. I think it's a combination of the two, actually.
  52. Re: Every basenoter should watch this video before wearing A*men, One Milion, Le Male...etc..

    I swore I remembered these commercials as "Real American Hero" commercials.

    I looked it up and sure enough they changed the name after 911 so as not to mock actual American heroes.

    My stupid...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio essenza-not so 'essenza'

    He's sleeping just fine.
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    Re: Do you limit yourself when testing?

    This is a fair misconception. Fragrances don't "develop" on skin; skin absorbs anything put on it. Different molecules will be absorbed at different rates depending on their size and structure, and...
  55. Poll: Re: Would you put perfume on a baby? Take the poll

    You don't put perfume on something that can't tell you that it doesn't like it. This applies to pets, the comatose, the handicapped, etc.
  56. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    L'instant Extreme for sure. I'd need to put thought into the others and I ain't in a thinkin' mood.
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    This habit just got out of hand; I'm going back to meth!
  58. Re: Coffee scents? Not very sweet and something that lasts, suggestions?

    This scent is THE coffee scent. It's a pretty rough on my trachea, and that's sort of disappointing, but no other "coffee" scent even comes close to this.
    Don't get me wrong, I like most of the...
  59. Re: Dolce & Gabbana has officially re-released By Man!!!!!

    At least it wasn't meatspin
  60. Re: ***** Freebie - Paco Rabanne pour Homme *****

    it's the answer to everything.

    This is my one and only guess
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    Re: Fragrances with an URBAN vibe?

    Colt 45

    Cocoa butter

    See what I did there?


    Black Vetyver Café is my final answer. In fact, in my review I called it post-modern, and said, "I can't shake the feeling that this...
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    Re: Antiperspirant to match with Aventus ?

    Did you say Old Spice?
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    Re: If Tom Ford Private Blend is considered niche, then...

    An N-word thread?

    Oh noes!
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    Re: How would you describe your personal style?

    This is the latest piece of clothing I'm interested in.
  65. Poll: Re: Help me pick my next MATURE-OLD_MAN in a bottle frag?

    I voted Polo Green, because you seem to have everything else.

    But more importantly, you seem to have a GIANT collection, and I need to axe you somthin.

    Do you store them in a refrigerator, or...
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    Re: strangest compliment wearing a fragrance
    Me too!
  67. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    It's some sort of odd conformity to what's currently "cool." Everybody's wearing Ed Hardy, listening to pop radio, watching Two and a Half Men, and playing Modern Warfare 3 because that's what...
  68. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Divorce time
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    Re: At work, a dirty little secret

    So you're in the city? Imma call homeland security and send them these pics :p
  70. Re: If you had to have only ONE scent in your life..

    I'd give myself the haircut John F. Kennedy got at Dealey Plaza.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Happy for men, by Clinique

    every time I wear it
  72. Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

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    Poll: Re: New Mugler A*Men Pure Shot

    For a moment there I thought this fragrance was going for an R. Budd Dwyer theme.

    Tip your waitress folks, I'll be here all weekend.
  74. Re: What fragrance will remove the hair in your nostrils & fry your brain?

    Black Aoud
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    Re: Kobashi - my experience - never again!

    I heard Kirk reprogrammed the simulator so that it was no longer a no-win situation.
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    Re: Cereus Line Discontinued?

    And get their damn money back
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    Re: Cereus Line Discontinued?

    wait wait wait

    Here's a website, but there is only a picture.
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    Re: Cereus Line Discontinued?

    1984 style
  79. Re: Ought one avoid wearing tobacco-perfumes around children?

    Poor Kenny :(
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    I always thought that was Jeremy Piven
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    Borneo 1834
  82. Re: HELP! I need a sexy white musk that will have men wishing they could devour my neck!

    I didn't think that was considered a "white" musk.
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    Re: No Deodorant?

    It's more than that. I eat like a psychopath: No white flour, no sugar, very few animal fats, no trans fats, lots of omega-3s, lots of raw vegetables, lots of fruits, lots of raw nuts, and lots of...
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    Re: No Deodorant?

    Diet diet diet

    If you want to go without deodorant then you need to be putting the proper foods into your body.
    I use one of them Tom's of Maine natural deals, but if I happen to forget it...
  85. Re: Most poorly dressed male celebrity this year???

    Jim Norton
  86. Re: Why do I smell like the bottom of a rabbits cage with most perfume ????

    This is the answer.
  87. Poll: Re: Anyone who likes Pure Havane more than Pure Malt?

    I love them both equally, but I love Coffee just a bit more.
  88. Replies

    Re: An email from Luca Turin

    I think the science behind the brain's interpretation of scent is way more complicated than light or sound.
  89. Re: L'instant de Guerlain Extreme - Limited Edition?

    In the internet age this type of crap is pointless. I gots me two bottles, one's almost done though.

  90. Re: New Fragrance by Mugler, A*Men Taste of Fragrance

    How's the tar note? I'm allergic to A*Men and Summer Sunessence but the Pures are great.

    Actually, it looks like this is sold out so nevermind.
  91. Replies

    Re: Desperate to find fragrance

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    Re: I just blindly ordered Pure Havane.

    No, nothing like Chergui, and from what I understand, nothing like TV. However, you can't go wrong with it, and even if you don't like it, you'll be able to flip it here and make a clean 10-20%, no...
  93. Re: An annoying thing I've noticed about this forum...

    Billy Joe Armstrong is a perfectly good guitarist, and all this talk of Al Di Meola being better is just snobbery.
  94. Re: Overwhelmed noob looking to sort out what it is I like

    Forget you ever found this place! RUN!! Destroy your computer if you have to. Get rid of your smart devices and tablets. Take massive doses of acid to fry your memory. Your wallet and bank...
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    Re: New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    Well then. I am a coffee crackhead. I even tracked me down a bottle of Pure Coffee and now I'm afraid to spray it too often. I'm also a hot sauce aficionado, so it looks like this might be a blind...
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    Re: New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    Can anyone give me more confirmation of this. I like the "pure" flankers more than the original because they lack that tar note. I'm allergic and it swells up my sinuses, therefore negating any...
  97. Re: Lady Gaga debut fragrance with Coty (Spring 2012)

    Wasted talent
  98. Re: Did Thierry Mugler really need to bump NINE threads to tell us Pure Malt is returning?

    So is Pure Coffee being re-released or not? PM is okay, but I would buy me a backup of PC without hesitation or regard for price.
  99. Re: I do not believe fragrance alone could attract a man or a woman.

    Ladies ladies ladies, ya'll need to learn to have a little fun with this. You know what "trolling" is? Let these guys think that a little bottle of smell will make them irresistible. At worst...
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    Re: Pure Havane or Pure Malt..anything, Yet?

    Coffee is best
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