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  1. Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    Who ever said you were supposed to be the same as everybody else? Millions if not billions of people love olives. I hate 'em. Most people drink beer that's so watered down it can barely be...
  2. Re: Perfume choice for a job interview


    I know it's not what anyone who enjoys fragrance wants to hear, but it's the truth. I was part of a hiring committee for a position where the lead applicant didn't get the job at least...
  3. Re: How much light is too much?

    I see no reason to even risk it. Store them in the dark. I keep my ten most often used scents in a cabinet and the rest are stored in a closet, though still within easy reach.
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    Re: New cologne


    Green Irish Tweed by Creed is probably the ultimate pick. It's timeless but it smells modern. The scent is gorgeous. Even the bottle is pretty darn handsome. It can be found online at...
  5. Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Generally speaking, assuming two fragrances use an identical composition in all ways except for the amount of alcohol they're diluted with...

    - EDT will project more than EDP, because it's lighter...
  6. Re: Back to Black vs Tobacco Vanille

    That's a great place to start! Instead of this vs TV and that vs TV, if I were you, I'd take what you just wrote and use it for a new post. Something like the following, and then let the...
  7. Re: Back to Black vs Tobacco Vanille

    What convinced you to buy TV then? If you're not sure about it, why compare other things to it? You're better off trying to figure out what you really want rather than comparing things to a scent...
  8. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    I don't like Norlimbanol either, and it seems to be showing up in more and more scents, but I don't think it's the chemical I'm talking about here. The newish L'eau d'Issey Nuit is a Norlimbanol...
  9. Re: Back to Black vs Tobacco Vanille

    Aventus vs Tobacco Vanille. Then Back To Black vs Tobacco Vanille. It's pretty obvious you're into Tobacco Vanille. Have you actually smelled it, or are you just reading stuff online? The only...
  10. Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I'm looking forward to this one, though with a bit of skepticism. AdG is suuuuuch a classic. The bottle looks nice though.

    On Fragrantica,...
  11. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    I have no idea. To be honest, I can't even tell you what the stuff smells like because it hits my nose like some kind of smoldering molten lava. It smells loud and angry and it overpowers everything...
  12. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EdT vs Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EdP


    I get ridiculously good longevity from it, considering how much of the scent is citrus. Love the stuff. Maybe the EdT is great for summer heat when the EdP might be too heavy... but other...
  13. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    WHUT?! Are you saying I chopped my assessment in half for no good reason?!!?!?!?!?!?!??? :lolk:
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus


    For a winter night out: Tobacco Vanille.
    For a sunny spring day: Aventus.

    I don't own Tobacco Vanille yet, but I do want a bottle. To me, this sort of question is like asking "Which do...
  15. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    Fine. Never let it be said that I'm not a reasonable man. I'll meet you halfway, Jive. 49999950%
  16. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    I agree completely - but this was a fun post to read, and I hope others build on it. What else should be in the definitive basenotes wardrobe? Of course, there is no such thing as a fragrance that...
  17. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    100000000% this.
  18. Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    Is this a redux of the three sprays to the neck for church thread?
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    Re: Best projection

    5 sprays of Interlude Man on a 100 degree day.


    ...not that I've tried it!
  20. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    My advice: Don't blind buy. The money you'd spend on samples is less than the amount you'd lose on one bottle. Check out Decantshop. They're awesome.

    Encre Noir and Terre d'Hermes both use an...
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    Re: Rank your CREED

    1. Millesime Imperial
    2. Green Irish Tweed
    3. Royal Oud
    4. Aventus

    I'm tempted to add a bottle of Royal Water to my collection. I'm not crazy about the opening, but after a few minutes, it...
  22. Re: Your 3 Favourite Notes and 3 Favourite Fragrances Using Those Notes.

    HEY!!! Is this a quiz? NOBODY TOLD ME THERE'D BE A QUIZ TODAY! ;)

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Grey Vetiver
    Millesime Imperial

    Violet Leaf:
    Green Irish Tweed
    Gucci Pour Homme II
  23. Re: So I'm reading this review today....

    We see this same thing on basenotes all the time with the word Sillage being used instead of Projection. Sillage is not the same thing as projection, but it looks French, so many think it's more...
  24. Re: An Elegant Cologne that Causes Fatal Attraction


    And, more importantly, THIS.

    I'm willing to bet that your personality is forgettable because somebody in your past convinced you to hold it back. When I was a kid, and even through...
  25. Poll: Re: YSL L'Homme vs Gucci Pour Homme II vs Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

    It's important to understand the difference between the tastes and preferences of the people on this forum and the people you hang out with. For this forum, the answer will be Gucci Pour Homme II. ...
  26. Re: For Millesime Imperial users...

    That looks about right to me. Congrats on the purchase. Don't worry if it doesn't seem to last - it's the dead of winter, after all. I summer, it'll be glorious.
  27. Re: What to buy/wear for a Bahama's cruise??

    Millesime Imperial would be my choice.

    I'd avoid anything that smells even the least bit like suntan lotion, since that smell will be everywhere.
  28. Re: For Millesime Imperial users...


    It's gorgeous. 2 and a half sprays (such a powerful sprayer!) easily last 8 hours and it projects at least 4 feet. The only catch is that it needs to be worn on a warm enough day. MI...
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    Re: Lanvin Avant Garde: So Good

    Add me to the list of fans of this one. I was placing an order for samples at Parfums Raffy and decided to browse their clearance section. They had samples of Avant Garde for $1, so I figured why...
  30. Re: I don't understand eau sauvage

    The deal is that it's not for you. No worries. I guarantee you have some favorites that others would smell and think are boring. There's a reason these are called personal preferences. Style is...
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    My avatar here is a photo I took. It's a photo of one of those warning signs featuring a stick figure in peril along with a warning. This particular sign was warning about electric shock caused...
  32. Re: The most complimented Bond No 9 fragrances

    Totally agreed.

    Really? You don't notice a difference in style between the designer lines of Armani and Bvlgari? Or Prada and Paco Rabanne? Or a difference in overall style between Tom Ford...
  33. Re: The most complimented Bond No 9 fragrances

    Not quite. In terms of percentage, Chez Bond comes out on top among family/friends/coworkers/etc for a person who is likely to wear a fragrance by Bond No. 9 more often than GIT comes out on top...
  34. Re: The most complimented Bond No 9 fragrances

    This doesn't surprise me, but there are a few things to keep in mind. You mentioned that you're talking about compliments mentioned in reviews, yes?

    How many reviews are there for each scent? If...
  35. Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    Voyage d'Hermes - especially the EDT version.

    Gendarme - and it's surprisingly long lasting.

    Grey Vetiver. I'm on a GV kick lately and finally bought a bottle. I love how it wears. It seems...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Grey Vetiver. Purchased yesterday and already received a compliment. Can't beat that! I should have committed to a bottle of this a lot sooner.
  37. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    But you said it yourself - that you posted the thread to see if it would be allowed to stand.
  38. Re: why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    That's true. The difference, in my opinion, is that Polo, Obsession and Drakkar Noir were scents of their time. They smelled like their era. In fact, in some ways, they defined their era. On the...
  39. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Didn't someone in the other thread say that there is historical evidence to suggest that he did, in fact, wear fragrances? If so, my guess would be that it would have smelled something along the...
  40. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    This would be my advice too. I'm surprised by some of the suggestions above. Mugler Cologne? Kenzo Power? Original Vetiver? Those are great - excellent even - but they don't smell like Neroli...
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    Re: Rank these 5 designer scents

    I don't think you can get the best advice without mentioning what the niche bottle you own is. If you want versatility from 3 bottles, you need to consider what each of the three does for you in...
  42. Re: What's a Good cologne/flanker combo for the Spring

    Dior Homme Sport and either Dior Homme or DHI are probably a better spring combo than Dior Homme and DHI. On a warm spring day, Dior Homme Sport is fantastic.
  43. Re: Male fragrances you would enjoy smelling on a female

    Midnight In Paris. I bought a large sample, expecting to love it, but no such luck. I had a date that night, so I gave the sample to her to see if she'd like it for herself. She enjoyed it very...
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    Re: Am I cheap?

    There's nothing wrong with saving some cash, my friend! I switched from buying 100ml bottles to buying 50ml instead because I'm never going to go through it all anyway. Even if the 100ml is only a...
  45. Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    I don't believe in Jesus, or any deity or religion. But he did exist as a man (whose birthday was in spring, not December) and my first thought upon seeing this thread was about history. What would...
  46. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got a really enthusiastic compliment from a stranger yesterday on Grey Vetiver. That totally surprised me! Grey Vetiver is a recent purchase for me, and I love it, but I wouldn't expect it to be...
  47. Re: Parfums de Marly: Galloway..

    Holy moly, this sounds fantastic! It just landed on my need-to-sample list!
  48. Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    I think it's an interesting question that's definitely worth giving some thought to.

    Technically speaking, I don't collect fragrances, just as I don't collect jeans, shirts, sweaters or shoes. I...
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    Re: Ultimate love/hate thread

    Prada Amber Intense.

    Some days, it's among the greatest things I've ever smelled. On other days, the top notes linger way too long, especially on clothing, and something in those top notes starts...
  50. Re: Pick one Le Labo and tell me why, please

    Why blind buy something so expensive and risky? Le Labo sells samples at very reasonable prices on their website. Buy a few and enjoy!!!
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    I think it's important to understand the difference between "Do I want it?" and "Will I wear it?" It's easy to get hooked on the buying or the collecting and end up with a collection of great scents...
  52. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    The money I spend on fragrances comes from cutting back other spending. I can't believe I used to spend $120 on cable. Now, I spend $10 on Netflix. I used to spend $80 on AT&T. Now, I spend $30...
  53. Re: Playboy Super - A Copy Of Aventus ???

    There are a bunch of attempts, but no real copies. A copy of Aventus without that excellent Aventus base is like a copy of cake without the actual cake - in other words, it's only the icing.
  54. Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Tom Ford Extreme.
  55. Re: Disappointing mini-haul of blind buys :(

    The thing you have to keep in mind is that you bought some great scents - really great scents! - but just because lots of other people enjoy them doesn't mean you will. Millions of people love...
  56. Re: Playboy Super - A Copy Of Aventus ???

    Is this the one that's compared to Mont Blanc Legend Intense? I don't think Legend Intense smells like Aventus, but it does remind be a bit of Scent Of Peace For Him by Bond. I've only sampled...
  57. Re: Disappointing mini-haul of blind buys :(

    You could have saved a lot of money by buying samples. That's what I do. I usually buy samples from Decantshop or Parfums Raffy. The benefit of buying samples first is that you get to find out how...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    I got exceptional performance from it too.
  59. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    I'd say that 10% of my collection is made up of sweet scents - meaning, scents that are dominated by sweetness. Hanae Mori HM is a good example. But, overall, my taste seems to favor scents that...
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    Re: compliments - again

    1000000000000000.7% this.
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    Re: compliments - again

    Like it or not, this is the truth.

    How often do people compliment your shoes, or your glasses, or your coat? Maybe every now and then, but not every day... yet many who wear fragrances expect...
  62. Terre d'Hermes Perspective - a new fragrance from 2014. Huh?

    There's a bit of info here, but not much, and the notes look incomplete.

    Anybody have info on this one? The "perspective" design on the bottle looks awful, but adding pineapple and rose to...
  63. Poll: Re: Dior Fahrenheit Parfum vs. Dior Homme Parfum

    I haven't had the chance to smell Dior Homme Parfum, but comparing one of these to the other is like comparing a stretch limousine to a race car. Which is better? It depends on what you're doing.
  64. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Pelle... I think I'll swipe your Millésime 1849! :thumbsup:
  65. Replies

    Re: Acqua di Parma

    Does AdP Oud have a bit of an old school vibe, the way AdP Colonia and even Essenza do? I don't mean that in a negative way. I thought AdP Essenza was excellent when I tried it, but the style isn't...
  66. Re: Calling on all Narciso Rodriguez for Him fans and owners

    I hope you enjoy it, but I would have ordered a sample first. Narciso Rodriguez for Him is excellent, but it's an odd one. It's so... dour. Yes, dour is the word for it. NR for Him reminds me of...
  67. Re: Thoughts on Tom Ford Oud Wood and YSL M7 Oud Absolu

    I haven't had the chance to sample Oud Wood yet, but here are my thoughts on M7:

    I own both vintage M7 and M7 Oud Absolu. Both are excellent. I prefer the opening of M7OA, but I prefer the late...
  68. Re: Question about Decant Shop and their atomizer sizes ... I feel gypped



  69. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    It was never my intention to end up on a fragrance journey, but CapriDog really nailed it for me. I've slowed down my purchasing considerably over the last year, but I'm always looking for...
  70. Re: Chinese characters on Amouage Epic Man box translation

    And this would make me wonder if it means the same thing when translated to Chinese. Interesting! Epic Man is really good stuff. For the right guy, I can easily see it being a signature scent.
  71. Re: Question about Decant Shop and their atomizer sizes ... I feel gypped

    Decantshop is the most honest place for samples that I've found.

    Most places that sell decanted samples cheat by using vials that HOLD 1ml, but that 1ml of volume includes space for the stopper,...
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    Re: Hypothetical time

    Bravo. That's not just the long con... it's also really smart business, and I'm not just talking about perfume.
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    Re: Hypothetical time

    My advice: ignore the "criteria" approach, because that makes it too easy to twist words to find loopholes and excuses. If you can quit, you're not addicted. If you can't quit, you are addicted. ...
  74. Re: Stuff you overhear or are told while testing Fragrances

    Any comment about natural ingredients.

    You don't have to be a jerk though. You say you don't like being bothered, but do you think anybody else likes being treated poorly for just doing their...
  75. Re: have you ever prefer the women version of a fragrance than the men version?

    I prefer Fate Woman over Fate Man. A few of the Amouage Woman scents are definitely worth sampling for a man. Interlude Woman is really good too, though I don't prefer it over the astoundingly good...
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    Re: Hypothetical time


    I enjoy fragrances very much, but I'm not addicted to fragrances, and that's an important distinction. I don't think it's healthy to be addicted
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    Re: A staple from Dior?

    Don't blind buy DHI unless you've already sampled Dior Homme and wish it could be heavier. I think DHI is fantastic, but I'd probably recommend Dior Homme first. It's far more versatile, it's not...
  78. Re: More masculine between dior homme and Dior homme intense?

    DHI smells a bit more masculine to me. A bit.

    DHI is basically Dior Homme, but you're starting closer to Dior Homme's drydown. That's why DHI is more linnear than Dior Homme. I think both are...
  79. Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus

    You've left out the reason you're trying to decide between the three, and that's important. Are you trying to decide which to buy? If so, you're missing the most important factors:

    - Which best...
  80. Re: Starting from how many sprays will make people get offended?

    There's no way to answer your question with a specific number.

    - Which scent? 3 sprays of Interlude Man is different than 3 sprays of Gendarme.
    - Where did you spray it? 3 sprays to the neck is...
  81. Re: Do you have back ups of low production perfumes?

    I own a few backups (Gph 2003, Gph II and Royal Oud), but I've stopped buying them because I already own more fragrances than I could wear in one lifetime - and my collection isn't even that large by...
  82. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!


    I totally understand somebody paying full price if they have the money and it gives them piece of mind... but I bought Royal Oud plus a bottle of GIT and a bottle of MI for less than the...
  83. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    To church? That's still a lot of Aventus if applied to your neck, especially if you're applying it shortly before going. Why spray your neck at all for church? You'll be seated in a crowd. Church...
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    Re: Interlude Man First Wear

    I haven't had the chance to smell vintage Bijan, so I can't say if it smells at all similar... but I've noticed something odd about Interlude. My nose seems to get used to it over time, and by...
  85. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    And it's not just 3 sprays. It's 3 sprays to the neck. That seems like a poor choice for church. I could see wearing a spray or two to the chest... but three sprays to the neck, for church?
  86. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    You're welcome to believe whatever you like, of course. I don't believe that GIT existed for decades before it was made available to the public. It smells too modern to have been made in the 50s or...
  87. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Doubtful. Green Irish Tweed was released in 1985, the year before Cary Grant died. I really doubt GIT was crafted for a man in his 80s.
  88. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    3 sprays of Aventus to the neck is a lot. Keep in mind that a spray from a Creed sprayer puts out a LOT of juice compared to most other sprayers.
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    Re: Al rehab

    Silver! I can't say enough good things about it. The roll on version smells like Silver Mountain Water, but in my opinion, the spray version is different. It smells like the top of SMW married to...
  90. Re: Do you think there are must have's for any collection and if so what?


    It's all about figuring out what you enjoy and what fits your style. I guarantee there are scents I couldn't do without that others here wouldn't buy, and I guarantee the reverse is equally...
  91. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    You reminded me of another thing I've been curious about... what does that first letter signify? A? C? L? S? F?

    I may take you up on a sample swap if I start looking for a 2nd bottle. The...
  92. Re: Samples Came in: Ormonde Man and Sycomore


    Anyone else pick up a resemblance between Ormonde Man and Spice & Wood? I'm NOT saying they smell the same, but one reminds me of the other.
  93. Replies

    Re: Top 5 Spring Fragrances

    I'm bumping up this thread because it's a gorgeous sunny day here that feels like the beginning of spring (even though I know it's a lie!)

    My five for spring:

    - Green Irish Tweed
    - Gucci Pour...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

  95. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Are you sure they're not the same? I ask because I don't believe every different batch code always denotes a different batch of juice. I suspect that, sometimes, a different batch code denotes a...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    I finally gave in to the charms of Green Irish Tweed. I have no idea what took me so long! This stuff is fantastic.
  97. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I finally gave in and picked up a bottle of GIT. A3213P02 ...I've only worn it once so far, and that was on a bad day for wearing it (GIT isn't at its best in the dead of winter), but still... ...
  98. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    I'll give you two can't-go-wrong picks, 1 niche, 1 designer:

    - Green Irish Tweed
    - Gucci Pour Homme II
  99. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    It's so strange. Ever since 2012, Gucci Pour Homme II has disappeared from stores, only to reappear months later. I remember seeing a sales assistant at Nordstrom shocked to find it on their...
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    THIS! :thumbsup:
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