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  1. Re: What's your opinion on Le Labo Santal 33

    I was bored by santal 33. It stays the same throughout its life but it has good longevity on the skin. My wife didn't like it at all
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    Re: Arabian perfumes

    I own lattafa night aoud.... It's pretty similar to byredo oud accord except not as luxurious smelling and a little more soapy vibe to it and less spices. It's nice for 30 bucks
    Lattafa also have...
  3. Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water better with age?

    Really depends on how it was stored... I have same year SMW with a S01 at the end instead of the K in your instance...
    Mine is very good crisp long lasting with a lower amount of ambergris which I...
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    Re: Scent of Peace for Him

    To me it smells a bit like a fruity tide detergent rubbed under a sweaty persons armpit. Sorry that's just what I get after the initial top notes
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    I vote for Bond no 9 as well!! They try to copy successfully stuff and fail horribly!
    For the amount of fragrances I've tried from them"35" x the percentage of them that I loved... Which was 0
    And...
  6. Re: Aventus and Roadster - separated at birth?

    Miles apart to me
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    Re: Most worn March '15

    GIT
    Oud immortel
    SMW
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    2009 windsor is in my top 5 favorites of all time and I've sampled a thousand scents or so .
    I wouldn't say that it's overrated at all.
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    Re: Chez Bond Opinions

    Not as natural smelling as GIT but it does project better than GIT
    That being said I prefer GIT. In the past I received two negative feedbacks in the same day wearing chez bond.
    And I've never...
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    Re: Can a guy really pull off Black Orchid?

    Black orchid was a scrubber for me.
    No way in a million years would that ever work for me it smelled very feminine and dark.
    Better suited for women no doubt
  11. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    My wife didn't like aventus the most out of all too
    Honorable mentions to micallef homme aoud and opusVI
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    Re: Any Bond No. 9 experts out there?

    Absolutely horrible - Coney Island , Silver factory , West Side, China Town, New Harlem, Sag Harbor, Great Jones and some others
    Just ok- Wall Street, Hamptons, Bleecker, riverside drive, N.Y oud,...
  13. Re: Grabbing some Indie samples. Make some recommendations!

    Try "cape heartache" by imaginary authors also a "city on fire"
    And "lithium" by nu_be also "carbon"
  14. Re: Single and looking this summer. GIT? VPH + BdC? Elsewhere?!

    I'd just go with GIT although it's pretty expensive... It's very good quality summer scent and quite people pleasing.
    Actually wearing this all week I get in a mood for it and it's all I want for...
  15. Re: I really don't know what fragrance to buy!

    Cool water or Dior homme Eau
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    Re: Fragrance Unlimited

    Usually when it come to these type smellalikes you get decent quality for the price you pay for it. Which isn't a bad deal if you can't afford or don't want to splurge for the actual scent that it's...
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    Re: Bond No. 9

    I completely agree with this person. Spot on
    Also...Scent of peace for Him is basically a nuclear cloud of synthetic notes blended horribly together.
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    Malle Carnal flower
    Nu_be mercury
    Chrome
    B9 New Harlem
    B9 Silver factory
    T,F Black Orchid
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Sorry man... The bastards that manufacture and produce those do a good job with the packaging and bottle looks... but honestly it only bears a slight resemblance to the real thing when you spray it...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I bet you that those bottles are probably missing lot numbers on the bottom lip... Am I right? Should be a etched lot number on the backside of the bottle on the base lip. Etched in the glass or...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'm sorry but that label looks fake to me there is a bunch of those fake 11z01 labeled ones going around really cheap on eBay. I'm 98% certain that is not real.
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    Re: Creed 1849

    I know this might sound crazy... But my grandmother has a perfume that smells very similar to this just a bit more synthetic so....maybe I can't get past that association or something.
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    Re: Creed 1849

    Smells expensive but also smells like something I don't wanna smell of. Too fem in my personal opinion
  24. Thread: Lothair

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    Re: Lothair

    Doesn't last very long on me and didn't really care for it
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    Re: Creed Spice and Wood

    Spice and wood is pretty similar to Malle's French Lover except without the fruity top notes S&W has
  26. Re: Mancera - Wind Wood - Anyone try this one?

    I've sampled this a few times and felt like it was another dime a dozen kinda fragrance... Not something I really care for
  27. Re: Finally settled on a signature scent: Green Irish Tweed

    It's a good safe reliable choice...kind of like a Lexus
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    Re: Bond No 9 thoughs

    No change for me ... One of the most dissapointing houses I've ever come across.
    I don't have any in my collection and don't want any either. Anything new they come out with I'm not gonna waste my...
  29. Thread: Tutti

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    Re: Tutti

    I've decrypted the secret message....it took me a long while but this is what I found in that special coding.... It says sell all of your current collection and blind buy all of their offerings and...
  30. Re: Montale Black Aoud (2014 Aoud Collection by Montale International Design)

    How is longevity and projection on this one? Thanks
  31. Re: Fragrances that took a little while to warm up to

    White aoud Montale when I first sampled it I got a very medicinal vibe that scared me away for a while and eventually my sample came back out of the drawer for another try and the second time I...
  32. Re: Looking for value for money for my stepfather.

    I've tried to tell him he sprays too much and he's killing the ozone layer... But he doesn't listen to anyone. If I don't supply him with any then his last resort is to buy something from the dollar...
  33. Looking for value for money for my stepfather.

    Hey guys I need some ideas
    My step father loves wearing cologne and he knows I have a nice stash of expensive fragrances... He's always asking me if I don't use any of the ones I have and in the...
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    Re: Creed Spice and Wood

    I bought a new flacon off of eBay when it first came out years ago I think I paid $275... It was a blind buy that didn't perform well on my skin at all so I sold it to make a quick buck. It smells...
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    Re: Aventus 30ml Box Authentic?

    Yeah you may never see a 30 ml creed fake In your lifetime.
    The scumbags that make their paychecks by producing fake creeds try to maximize profits by making bigger bottles such as 4oz... I've never...
  36. Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water - Bought a bottle, smells different than a sample I had.

    Don't know which batch you have but my 2010 batch sucked!
    my 2011 much better and my 08 batch was the best creamiest ambergris long lasting
  37. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    I feel somewhat guilty when I'm buying a new bottle of expensive cologne ... I guess the better the deal I get on that bottle the less guilty I feel. But then I quickly remind myself that my...
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    If I had 55+ bottles "$8000+" in my collection it would be overwhelming at certain times to figure out what I wanted to wear on which day... So me personally I like to keep about 20 different flavors...
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    Re: Byredo - Help me with the line

    Oud immortel is the best they offer in my opinion
  40. Re: Blind bought Montale Aoud Melody - What to expect?

    I had a sample I used a few months back and the notes sounded good to me but on my skin aoud melody turned sour and so I scrubbed it off.
    Not a good experience infact one of my least favorites from...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I dunno if that's the first one or just one of the first but I own a 4oz of that one and it is so good! The 2010 k batches kinda sucked k01 was decent but k02 kinda sucky and k03 just sucky.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I can almost guarantee you that you probably won't get a better offer than that for a used 4oz bottle.
    X02 is way overrated and so is Z01. My favorite batches were the first ones from 2010.
  43. Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    10+ hours and 5 sprays on a shirt in the same spot those 5 times...maybe but on my skin it's just a skin scent in about 6 hours....I get 8 hours from SMW.
  44. Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    I'd Skip over spice and wood doesn't have any longevity "worse than SMW"
    Skip over 1849 millesime too it's so expensive,hard to find and extremely feminine to me
    Jardin di amalfi is just ok for the...
  45. Thread: Al rehab

    by Wheredjaredgo
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    Re: Al rehab

    I wear Al Sharquiah oil every now and then I like it... It smells very much like micallef aoud homme.
    My sister didn't like the smell and my wife said it was funky but she doesn't like many frags of...
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    Re: Creed Himalaya

    While himalaya is a high quality scent.. I get like a cold soapy vibe from it that is off-putting for my nose
    himalaya is at the bottom of creeds ranks just like royal water
  47. Re: Most versatile set of Creed fragrances

    GIT
    MI
    Windsor
    SMW
    Aventus
  48. Re: How is the projection on Creed Windsor?

    Windsor is one of the better projecting creeds in my opinion...definitely not quite as projecting as aventus "not many are though"
    Windsor is the one I would choose from the list.
    Just a really...
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Malle Musc ravageur. Why did I save up so much money for this crap? I sold it at a small loss just to get it away from touching my really nice fragrances in my fragrance cabinet.
  50. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I think that the whole Bond line is pretty horrid I've tried probably at least 85% of them and have zero desire to own any of those that I've tried
    Wall Street is one of their better offerings in my...
  51. Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Overrated would be Bond new Harlem and mancera cedrat Boise

    Underrated would be Byredo Oud immortel and Montales Red Aoud
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    Re: Fragrances that work therapeutic

    Anything with a strong eucalyptus note is therapeutic to me just like my 2009 Windsor
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    Re: Indie perfume houses

    Absolutely love a few imaginary authors fragrances I find most indie perfumers scents unwearable or at the least very challenging to wear but not most of imaginary authors line. My favorite is Cape...
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Can I buy a sample from one of you U.S guys? If you'd be willing pm me I'm interested in sampling this one. Thanks
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    Re: escada sunset heat

    There's one for sale on the sale thread 1st page xmen is the seller
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    Re: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

    I've sampled this one a few times and it's pretty good... One of the better choices for a Malone dude scent... But I just wished it lasted a bit longer on my skin. My wife has had good luck with her...
  57. Re: Your Wife/Husband/Partners Absolute Favourite Fragrance on You?

    Vanille 44 le labo
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    Re: Creed Millesime 1849

    This one was way too fem on my skin!! I really wanted to like it but in the end I scrubbed it off quickly.
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    Re: escada sunset heat

    Sunset heat was a very nice scent I remember but it was very synthetic feeling and it didn't last much longer than 2 hours and also was lacking in the projection department too...once I found a few...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Silver factory bond was some pukrid vile juice!
    Coney Island bond as well...horrible!! dunno who would wanna smell like that
  61. Re: My CREED Vintage Tabarome flacon search...the lengthy windup!

    The color of the juice looks identical to tabarome millesime color... As the vintage tabarome is very dark in color.
  62. Re: Show of hands -- who doesn't like The One and why?

    I hate this one it smells like an old man who probably loves smoking cheap cigars. I'm not an amber fan though
  63. Thread: Montale

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    Re: Montale

    Being in a can just helps protect expensive juice from getting hit by sunlight which can slowly kill a good frag.
    On the other side being in a can it makes it a bit harder buying a used bottle...
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    Re: creed vs bond#9?

    Silver mountain water,MI,GIT those are all non offensive and good frags
    Bond is pretty horrible I'd skip over those
  65. Re: For Aventus lovers, a potential explanation of batch variation

    The 2010 E01 batch is my favorite batch I have z01 too
    but E01 last forever and has the perfect balance of all
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    eBay auction and I was the only bidder I got it for like $199shipped it was gift wrapped by kilian boutique not a tester
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    I liked my sample so much that I bought a full bottle after I ran out. I don't know if I would have bought it for full price but I'm very happy with it at 30% off retail.
    I love eucalyptus and it's...
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    Re: Al Rehab - Choco Musk

    When I wear this my wife says I smell just like cotton candy so needless to say I no longer wear it ever.
  69. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise: kinda like Aventus?

    I'm one of those people that wished aventus was watered down a little bit... It's too strong to wear to work and last 13 hours on my skin and much longer on my clothes ... I basically spray my ankles...
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    I've tried some of tauers most popular fragrances including Desert M but unfortunately I didn't like any of them I always thought DM was way over hyped. They were so bad I don't have any interest in...
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    Re: I got some Le Labo samples

    You need to try poivre 23 before you give up on their brand completely it's probably their greatest work and one of their top selling city exclusives along with vanille 44... That's a good one too....
  72. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    I love the by kilians presentations... I know they all look alike but they are as classy as your mommas Cadillac on a Sunday drive.
    And those new K cases are sexy as a doctors wife.
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a regular available offering just like memoirs, Ect
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Really not very similar at all.
    Cape heartache is much more fruity and way sweeter
    A city on fire is not sweet at all and has very little fruit" almost unnoticeable amount"
    These scents are about...
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    Re: Kerosene Fragrances, Honest Opinions?

    I've tried 4 of kerosenes most popular fragrances including R, oud elements and I wasn't impressed... It just felt like they were kinda thrown together chemist experiments. Although my wife gave me...
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    Re: Montale Suggestions

    White aoud is where it's at!
    Nepal is nice too
    Black musc also
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Update: I've worn it 1 other time since my first impression
    This scent starts off kinda intimidating to me it smells like something that could be mistaken for a smoky mesquite steak marinade but...
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Looters ain't got enough class to wear this one. They only wear shame
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    A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Bought this one a couple days ago because I've been impressed by many of Josh's offerings as of lately
    At first spray I get a very dark bold almost mesquite smokiness tiny bit of berry which I...
  80. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    It bothers me that people think al rehab silver "spray" smells more pleasant than SMW ... Are you kidding?? Dude that stuff smells just like a slightly more classy dollar general store wannabe with...
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    Re: Something like Montale Intense Cafe

    I was hoping to like aoud cafe myself but I found it a scrubber for me... Dunno what it was but some note in that composition made me nautious.
  82. Re: My First "Niche run" + got Imaginary Authors today!

    You need to try cape heartache from imaginary authors it's fantastic for the price!
  83. Re: A* Men Pure Coffee blind buy -what to expect?

    I expect that you will wear it a few times and semi-like it but after a few wearings you may never really reach for it and then a few years go by you've held onto it and eventually sell it for profit...
  84. Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    Smoke for the soul ...nothing else like it
    It's actually quite unique but still very wearable for me . It smells similar to what I think a famous rock star would probably smell like after a big...
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    Re: Help needed for Montale purchase

    Black musk is really nice... Also Aoud safran
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    Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I've changed my own opinion about GIT i think it's a batch thing again ive sold off 2 bottles in the past couple years because it just wasn't working for me...and then I came across this bottle with...
  87. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    This was my first niche ever and for that it will always have a special place in my collection and heart... Not to mention I love the scent on me
  88. Re: Anything like Straight to Heaven with actual longevity?

    Yeah this one last forever on my clothing and almost forever on my skin... I wore it to a wedding last Saturday and it projected like a beast and lasted till I took a shower that night a good 12...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    If it was fake it would be incredibly evident at first smell... like weak pineapple water.
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    Re: SMW vs Bergamot 22!!!

    Bergamote is really nothing special but smw on the other hand is special! in my opinion
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    Re: Manipulation of Fragrantica Ratings???

    I recently bought a cheap supposedly smell alike "according to fragrantica members to a discontiued scent that I love and anyways... I received it in the mail yesterday and it made me physically...
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    Re: ebay selling

    Original poster did nothing wrong at all. This is silly debate. Sell is final, item description was accurate. Buyers expectations unrealistic apparently.
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    Re: Pure Malt vs Pure Havane sweetness?

    Having owned both for years I'd say that they are both very sweet scents but the havane may seem a tad bit sweeter than malt because of that cherry note it has. It's smells like a sweet cherry cigar...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Does anybody have any experience with the 2011 y02 batch there was little written about it earlier in this post but not much. Is it comparable to the x02 from the same year? Thanks for any info
  95. Re: Le Labo Vanille 44: Is it worth the price?

    I too think it's overpriced and I really enjoy wearing it.
    It's not as potent as some of the other le labo's but it's quality
    I'd feel good about purchasing it if it was half the price. That's why...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Coffee USA

    Not worth the price in my opinion it's overhyped because it was so hard to find when it disappeared for 4-5 years and then reappears
    but I would like to try pure wood when I get a chance
  97. Re: Vanilla with Oud or wood reccomendations

    Montale white aoud is the best aoud vanilla I've ever smelled
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    Re: What's the appeal in Montale?

    I've tried about 40+ montale samples and I've found 5 keepers out of those
    I also like the bottles they are different and stand out in my collection.
    White aoud is amazing last forever and...
  99. Re: From these niche brands: Best suited for office/work?

    Atelier cedrat enivrant is probably my favorite
  100. Re: From these niche brands: Best suited for office/work?

    Millesime imperial is a good safe office scent also SMW. They both get compliments too
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