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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    Perfume/cologne is a luxury item

    You can live your life perfectly fine with a bar of soap and deodrant.
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    Its the one Creed left that i have yet to try that i really want to. I shall remember to next time im in central London, as creed dont do samples of this.

    The main reason I want to try it is MI...
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    Re: Advice with Creeds fragances

    I struggle to believe that MI is as popular as people say.

    In the year and half ive been a customer of Creed UK its so common to check there website and GIT or Aventus products to be out of stock,...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    I agree. Can you imagine the amount of people who must be purchasing a sample of something high end online from somewhere and then purchasing it from a non official retailer. Wheres that money...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    Every place official was the same price when it was first released. They will catch up with people in the end who are BREAKING THE LAW if any laws are broken subject to the any brands contracts. To...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    Ok would you care to explain to me then why a few years ago when dior homme sport was released and i went to a mall to purchase it and i looked around in various places, at that time it didnt make...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    Fixed pricing exists. Any brand can state in there contract with the retailer at what price the product must be sold for. They also can and do state whether that product is allowed to be sold in a...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    There not legitamtly selling anything if there is a fixed price and its being sold for less.

    Believe me when i tell you essex boys are perfectly capable of getting it.

    If theres a product with...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    Your not going to like me for saying this, but statistically where you stand in the chain of consumerism is you are actually a nobody if your purchasing a product from an unoffical source and if that...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    At the end of the day if they or any buisness has contracts drawn up with retailers stating that...

    Lets say for example, product x has just been reformulated, the contract states that in this...
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    Re: original santal summer?

    No i dont think batch variations come into play with original santal or if it does i think its pretty irrelevant, but then saying that, i dont care about batch variations with any creed, ive always...
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    Re: original santal summer?

    Whenever i wear it Oslo, everything stinks of it, me, my clothes and this is like well over 12 hours later lol. If im walking in the wind i can smell the scent trail by my side following me along. ...
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    Re: original santal summer?

    Couldnt bare to think of wearing it in warm weather, its to strong. I can tolerate mild/moderate spring nights/fall but thats about it. Ive worn it on a mild/moderate spring day and felt ive been...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Just had an Original Vetiver bath on this warm muggy night, nearly 10pm here in UK. Thought id spash on some of the fragrance too, just a little to my wrists.

    Not sure if it was a good idea to be...
  15. Re: Call me crazy... but.. I prefer Original Santal over Aventus..

    Its a good one for me. I tend to yo yo back and forth whether its one of my favourites or not. I do tire of it quite quickly, but overall I think its a good solid one. I can understand people...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Friday I ordered, today delivered GIT shaving bowl. Dont think it particually resembles GIT to be honest, but used it this morning and its fine. I think its more of the lemon verbena top more than...
  17. Re: First time trying Green Irish Tweed and Aventus complete opposite of what I expected...

    GIT's the better fragrance all round. Its good, solid, unoffensive, not fashionable, but not unfashionable. Its a classic for a reason. The GIT man isnt trying to be trendy or unique or different...
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    Re: Creed GIT Shaving Bowl

    Thank you
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    Creed GIT Shaving Bowl

    Hi

    Just a quick enquiry.

    Does anyone have experience of this and how its ment to smell?

    Ive just recieved one in the post from Harrods, the bowl is GIT, the box is GIT, but the soap to my...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Colin & Russell, it is most certainly not a need for approval. A need for approval would be walking around saying to people do you like my fragrance and shoving your neck or arm into there face,...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Gay man here but its nice to get compliments regardless of whether its from a str8 male, gay male, or a woman, its all nice. :)

    My 2 most complimented fragrances...

    GIT - I have never had a...
  22. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Thank you Basenotes for introducing me to GIT and Aventus, my two favourite fragrances that i have accquired so far, ironically from that house that everyone loves to hate on here... :happy:

    Im a...
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    Re: Soaps, fragrances you like?

    Creed GIT, OV and Aventus for the win for me. I have others but they are my favourites, and should be much more affordable and have a place in every males bathroom.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Im sure Creed enjoy just adding any old random number when doing price increases...

    Just checked there website today (uk) aventus 120ml has increased by 19 it is now 217
    The normal 120ml...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Lol @ heroin addict. This is too much. I can just use the soap on its own and i smell of aventus for most of the day... aha.
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    Re: Opinions on Creed Original Santal

    It can be exhausting, it has more energy than me lets put it that way. Ive applied at about 11pm at night before and still been aware of its presence without sniffing my arm at about 10am the next...
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    Re: Opinions on Creed Original Santal

    I also like this one. Sometimes I feel like its my favourite Creed and other times i feel like its just a good creed, but overall its a good solid addidtion to there line up, and it brings something...
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    Re: What scents do celebrities actually wear?

    I think David Beckham wears Aventus and has also worn Original Santal and Silver Mountain Water I recall reading somewhere.

    I was always very suspicous of Creed, assuming they probally send stuff...
  29. Re: Best scent for corporate environment? - Creed GIT / Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Hi

    I dont see any problems with Aventus really as long as you dont overspray. Id suggest giving them all a test and see what you think, including the Cool Water. ( I wouldnt neccesarily say its a...
  30. Re: I am convinced that I am just an ordinary guy, and basenotes probable is too deep for me.

    I think you just no what you like and what fits into your personal criteria. Dont belittle yourself, and take no notice of anyone that doesnt like your tastes, what you like the smell of says...
  31. Re: So I blind bought Aventus a year ago, last week i ordered 8 samples of creeds other options..

    Lol, as already discussed by other basenoters, stick to your axe etc dude, im sure it serves you well...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 25, 2014

    This one sounds fascinating. I look forward to the day i get the opportunity to sample a couple of the By Kilians
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    Re: Wine Cooler ---> Incredible Longevity

    I dont find GIT to be a skin scent, i find it to be quite strong, people notice it, just like aventus. MI skin scent, SMW borederline skin scent, but GIT no, not on me...
  34. Re: So I blind bought Aventus a year ago, last week i ordered 8 samples of creeds other options..

    I think most people would agree with you Herbert. Id agree with the rest but I think MI smells better on a female and SMW better on a male, but thats just my personal preference...
  35. Thread: High Gear Scents

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    Re: High Gear Scents

    I have found VIW to be very uplifting to wear at home in private testing it out. Tonight i shall be wearing it for the first time actually out, its quite warm here in south of UK today, well not a...
  36. Re: So I blind bought Aventus a year ago, last week i ordered 8 samples of creeds other options..

    [QUOTE=BRM85282;3157974]I loved reading your thoughts on each of those fragrances! Very funny! Personally, I love Original Santal, but then again, I am a 34-year-old and the last time I wore this...
  37. Re: So I blind bought Aventus a year ago, last week i ordered 8 samples of creeds other options..

    Lol. I love this analogy. Just smells like a very simple but good quality tea fragrance to me. It does smell more mature than a unisex mainstream fragrance like a CK for example, yes, but i...
  38. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    That kind of money is alot to spend on any fragrance I agree, and you havent insulted my fragrance at all...

    I dont tend to fall for all this modern masterpiece or cult classic nonscence spill,...
  39. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    Cant think of anything remotley overhyped about GIT. for a start Creed dont advertise, so no hype exists.

    I can think of a fair few creed fragrances or actually fragrances around that price point...
  40. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    The most ive ever spent on a fragrance is a standard creed millesime, well actually Aventus which is just a little more than the standard millesimes.

    Hmm, i realise there are so many more...
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    Re: Recommendations please for lawyer/professional

    I dont have any experience with the others on your list, so cant speak for them, but your Creed choices are definitley good ones from that specific brand that would fit well into that genre, and...
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    Re: GIT or Aventus for work

    Honestly they are both great. 2 perfect all year round scents for a man. As a guy i am a bit lazy i have to admit, and these 2 are just the ones you dont think about you can just pick it up...
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    Re: A question about Harrods, London

    Prove to them your a serious customer I would imagine.

    I only have experience with purchasing online from them, but I no with John Lewis, if you spend money on a high end/expensive fragrance then...
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    Re: To climb..to swim..to pan...

    My personal tastes/opinions.

    Himalaya - I like this one, it smells good quality and i appreciate it for what it is, but i find it overall to be a bit boring/conservative

    Virgin Island Water -...
  45. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    Oh god so much this without a doubt... Please follow this advice!
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    Re: Why is Beyond Paradise for Men so hated?

    Yes, its pathetic isnt it! Buisness people are trying to create a FALSE MARKET for things that generally speaking people have no interest in, its been proven people have no interest in these things,...
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    Re: Why is Beyond Paradise for Men so hated?

    I would imagine this is usually the case. A fragrance is launched, fails, there sits unwanted stock of something. Someone buys it cheap. This is where the questionable part of it comes into play. ...
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    Lets Play A Game...

    You are only allowed to choose one house. You are allowed 4 signature scents from this house: Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter.

    As my knowledge doesnt span very far at the moment, ill choose...
  49. Re: Help me find my signature scent-long post ahead

    My advice would be to just try lots of fragances, and also take your time. Keep revisiting fragrances you may not immediatley like also and you will find that you will eventually learn to live with...
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    Re: Fragrance and Body Chemistry

    Yes. The drydown of Millesime Imperial to my nose smells quite attractive on me, and its a little sweet, but sprayed from the same bottle, to my nose it smells not very pleasent on a friend of mine,...
  51. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    I knew I was born into the wrong family... :grin:
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    Re: Creed Pure White Cologne

    I dont pick up on any soapiness in PWC.

    Just a very well executed cologne. A hybrid between a classic french citrus style cologne and a chrype.

    Instead of Aventus's thin/translucency and...
  53. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    Well whatever it may or may not contain, creed always guarantees just like all other eau de parfum houses that all there fragrances will always contain between i think its somewhere around the 12 or...
  54. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    :lolk: Time for someone to get there nose checked out i think...

    Just for the fun of it ive just put some on. Str8 off the top im getting a very fresh citrus, not just a standard lemon citrus,...
  55. Thread: A*Men and age

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    Re: A*Men and age

    Yes, probally there is a cultural difference.

    Maybe its the conservative English thing, but for myself personally ive always considered myself to be very open minded, but i just find it very...
  56. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    But it clearly is what some want...

    Release date 2004, current date 2014. On the surface 10 years may appear to be a drop in the ocean, but thats simply not the case. New releases and fragrances...
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    Re: Byredo & Nasomatto question

    Love Byredo, wish i could find something i really love by them, but havent tried many yet. I shall be in the future again though, nice, unique/modern offerings, at least there interesting.
  58. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    You have good points Dougszar but ive seen an interview with Creed and the reality is not notes, but the fragrance actually contains both the leaf and root of the vetiver plant, and it contains the...
  59. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    OV is a wonderful fragrance, in fact i dont even consider it a fragrance per say, its just extremley functional, 100% non offensive in the slightest, you just feel and smell straight out the shower...
  60. Thread: A*Men and age

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    Re: A*Men and age

    Wear what you like but id feel like mutton dressed as lamb wearing something like that, but thats just me...

    Its a bit like clothes really. Here in England, if your not a active and healthy...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed samples: True to bottles?

    My advice if there official Creed samples is to put them in plastic spray applicators. Id generally use about a third or half of the sample per wearing, depending on which fragrance it is. With the...
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    Re: Dior Selling DHI online for $92

    If it is a well known counterfited product and it deters some people from buying fakes online on places like ebay then it has to be a good thing.

    Think its always been available online in UK:...
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    Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    I dont consider VIW an aquatic at all. I just get a musky sweet coconut smell which is quite deep, i would imagine due to the rum and musk. Theres also patchy hints of a very bright citrus here and...
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    Re: Help with my buying my first niche fragrance

    To my nose i havent tried a creed fragrance that smells outdated, and ive tried everything from Green irish Tweed upwards in terms of release date. Wore GIT today and the most it smells is slightly...
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    Re: GIT or Aventus for work

    Aventus works better in the heat of summer, I wore GIT today and it was hot hot hot in the UK. It was still great but Aventus definitley feels more comfortable in all seasons.

    I guess what im...
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    Re: For Summer: VIW or MI?

    MI = Smell of your musky grandmother
    VIW = Smell chic of summertime at the beach

    I no which my preference is... :thumbsup:
  67. Re: Do Creed Pure White Cologne Tester bottles exist?

    PWC one of my favourites. IMO This is when you no your good at what you do, keep it simple and classic. Then the true stars shine...

    So much better than trying to convince us your good at your...
  68. Poll: Re: DHS 2012 vs Dior Homme Eau vs Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    I havent voted on this one. Having examined the new Dior Homme Sport a little closer now it really does have a sweet plasticy smell that im not keen on.

    The older Sport to my nose, the lemon and...
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    Re: complaining about longevity

    I think anyone seriously into fragrance or at least wearing it everyday is going to be overspraying eventually by default, or there tastes are getting bolder as time goes on.

    I dont suffer from...
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    Re: complaining about longevity

    Not just that brand, any brand, if a company has designed a fragrance to be a certain way, then thats the way it is...
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    Re: complaining about longevity

    Did you read above properly? Anyway, as i was saying my GIT and SMW are fine without it being a freakshow, they are mellow in theme by default, anything else with those 2 in particular would just be...
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    Re: complaining about longevity

    Im not rich, but if i really enjoy a fragrance im happy to consider paying 200 for it. Longetivity and all the rest of it is a bonus but thats about it. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are...
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    Re: Fragrance you love that most fanatics bash?

    Possibly, but i wonder how many other fragrances in that price point in modern perfumery contain 100% Mysore Sandalwood? The answer will quite simply be none, and there is no point looking at...
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    Re: Fragrance you love that most fanatics bash?

    I wouldnt worry to much about what other people think, thats just there opinion, and well, your the one spending the money and also having to live with it and enjoy it.

    I also enjoy. Everyone has...
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    Sticky: Re: Fake or real Green Irish Tweed?

    Your best best is to contact Creed direct, although i have heard that they need to see a bottle in person to confirm authenticity...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Creed - Virgin Island Water Shower Gel & Deodrant Stick. I think it was the last deodrant in the UK left at Harrods as Orange Square have also been out of stock, so im happy to manage to get hold of...
  77. Thread: Driftwood?

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    Re: Driftwood?

    Your welcome. Naturally it is just personal opinion. To be precise, He and Rocky smell like furniture polish and Wet smells like sweet plastic if there is such a thing...

    When I can manage to...
  78. Thread: Driftwood?

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    Re: Driftwood?

    Im not so sure about the Dsquared2's anymore. I used to own the first 3, He, Wet and Rocky, and ive had tiny bits left over in bottles. I returned to them to give the sprayer a sniff after since...
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    Re: creed erolfa vintage or current formula?

    I would never contemplate buying any light/citrus themed fragrance old, but thats just me...
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    Re: What fragrance are you wearing this summer?

    I dont have many to choose from unfortunatley and they are all creeds as im sure you all no by now. This hobby is very expensive for me and its taking time. i have some MFK samples but i cant wear...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino v Virgin Island Water

    I had very high hopes for neroli portofino and headhunted it out expecting it to be my thing, but it wasnt for me personally.

    As people have said its more versatile than the Virgin Island Water...
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    Re: Aventus help ASAP!!!

    if thats the case then i highly doubt that its creed. theres more of a chance that its always the website in question hinting to the public that they indeed sell these products and that theres...
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    Re: What is that note in creed SMW?

    Yep, ive been coming around to thinking that way gradually.

    Basic in design but sometimes the best things in life are. Ones thing for sure, once youve smelt SMW on someone, you no its SMW. Its a...
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    Re: What is that note in creed SMW?

    I personally dont get anything "detergenty" in SMW, and allegedly its also one of the few Creeds like Original Santal that you can rely on were there are no justifactions for complaints of batch...
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    Re: Aventus help ASAP!!!

    From reading the title of the thread before opening i was expecting it to be someonme with suicidal tendencies...

    I reckon Creed should start there own Aventus samaritans hotline number lol. ...
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    Re: Longevity of Aventus

    From the Creed line id consider Aventus and Original Santal borderline beasts...

    I can understand if someone thinks its gone though for sure, but when people are noticing it on you 24 hours after...
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    Re: Spanish Cedar by Czech & Speake

    It can feel extremley intimidating being a Mayfair shopper virgin. I rarely end up there unless ive been researching something im interested in.

    Last time i took a friend to the Goyard Store and...
  88. Thread: What's the Deal

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    Re: What's the Deal

    The main reason why i have upto this point felt no inert desire to sample Bond No 9 fragrances are to do so would require going out of my way and travelling an hour, which is fine, im happy with...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    Hello my friend. Ive read it back and it sounds contradictory but i understand what i ment. Of course they have there own house style though, most houses do, nothing wrong with that in my eyes, its...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    I dont see any similarites between GIT, MI & SMW apart from they all have that stereotypical Creed DNA when you smell them and the overall style of the fragrance that came from that era from them.
    ...
  91. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    If Creed is one of the saddest episodes of modern perfumery Colin, would you care to explain why Xerjoff and Bond No 9 would want to rip off Silver Mountain Water?

    Why would oh holy one Guerlain...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    Oh dear. Honestly no offence anybody, i thought this site was full of fragrance experts. I no relativley little but im sitting here smelling the sprayer of my MI and words such as pureness and...
  93. Re: Harrods 10% off for reward card members this weekend (Sat 10th & Sun 11th May 14)

    Hello bigbloke.

    Thank you for your reply. I still havent heard back from them as yet, but indeed this is looking good if thats the case.

    Id just like to correct my first post, if your shopping...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Indeed. Ive found the same thing. If you tip an official Creed glass sample vial upside down into an atomiser, youll be waiting forever for anything to come out, you need to keep shaking away for...
  95. Harrods 10% off for reward card members this weekend (Sat 10th & Sun 11th May 14)

    Good morning everyone.

    Im not sure if this allowed, and id just like to mention first i am in no way associated with Harrods on any level, but i am a reward account member and i recieved an email...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    Im not impartial to the dry down but other than that it smells like a perfume. My nose also cant tolerate the opening, it smells wrong to me lol. Then it just stays the same and does absolutley...
  97. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/7/14) Final Four: Aventus vs Green Irish Tweed

    Aventus does have lots of balls but is lacking in substance. Ill admit that! Its quite a shallow fragrance compared to GIT. Part of that could be down to the fact that GIT's reminscent of the...
  98. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    I voted 2. I find i get alot of compliments, but thats never why ive liked the fragrances in the first place, ive only liked them because i have liked them..

    I wont pretend its nice though when...
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    Re: Men and the travel Atomizer: Do you and How?

    ???

    Hello..

    I dont quite understand this question if im being honest.

    i sometimes work in nightclubs and i once applied Aventus about 11pm and then i went to work, after i finished work i...
  100. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/7/14) Final Four: Aventus vs Green Irish Tweed

    Oooh, thanks for that... :laugh:

    Im still unable to vote really. I cant say which is the better fragrance overall, they both offer me a completley different experience, but neither is any less...
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