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    Re: For my Birthday?

    Cruel Intentions it is!

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes!
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    For my Birthday?

    Today is my 29th. I'd like to treat myself to a fragrance. I have 2 in mind.

    By Kilian Prelude to Love
    By Kilian Cruel Intention

    I can only get one. I'm leaning more towards Prelude, but...
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    Re: Is it best to buy Pure Malt directly?

    Very quickly. I bought a bottle of PM straight from TM.com. Had it in less than a week.
  4. Re: thinking of picking up green irish tweet but....

    CW in no way compares to the quality of GIT. If you can afford Creed, you'll be doing yourself a huge disservice by buying CW, imo.
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    Re: Best introductory Amouage

    Reflection Man is very nice. It's not too heavy that it'll choke someone out. In fact, it's what I'm wearing today.
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    Re: Perfume Court, are they legit?

    OS is very nice, as is TV. Especially now that it's fall. I haven't tried the TL.
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    Re: Perfume Court, are they legit?

    They're great. I've bought quite a few decants from them.
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    Re: Where to after Creed?

    Tom Ford is very nice. Another, and it's very polarizing here, is Bond #9. You can go to their website and get a sample pack for $15. I believe it's 6 samples. Comes in nice little 1.5ml sample...
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    Re: if you had to pick..... CREED

    Thirdsies?
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    Re: Young fume head.

    I'll go against the grain and say I think there are more important things to focus on at 14 than fragrances. Just imho.
  11. Re: With the colder months upon us, What will you be wearing?

    Tom Ford TV will be back in rotation. Also YSL La Nuit.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Bond #9 Riverside Dr.
  13. Re: Couldn't find anything to answer this question.

    Burberry Touch
    Bvlgari Man
    Bvlgari BlV
    Bvlgari Black
    I'd say Creed Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Milliseme Imperial but they may be out of your budget. Try Fragrancenet.com BMRC2 is a 10% off...
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    Re: New To The Cologne World...need help!

    You can get splits of the more expensive scents like Creed here. You can find them in your price range, maybe a bit more.
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    Re: New To The Cologne World...need help!

    Creed Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial and Aventus are all very nice scents.

    Bond #9 Riverside Dr. is another. It has great longevity and projection.

    Also Bond #9 Wallstreet. It's...
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    Re: Best batch of aventus?

    This is exactly why there are batch variations. It's not a quality control issue at all, imo. Nothing in nature is ever the same, thus the variations. Personally, I rather like it. Now it can be...
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    Re: Best batch of aventus?

    I believe he meant the X02 batch is no longer.

    The current Z01 batch is excellent. But really, the best batch is what YOU like the most. Smell is so subjective that it's different for everyone. ...
  18. Re: Do you where a fragrance if you are staying at home all day?

    Yep! I just like getting whiffs of my frags, even if no one else is around. And as said, a great opportunity to sample new scents.
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    Re: On the Go: what is your process?

    No problem. I splurged and got the Creed black leather wrapped atomizer. It's much larger than the pics make it look. I'd guess 2oz (60ml). But it is incredibly nice. I put the remainder of my...
  20. Re: What are you itching to buy, before this winter comes ?

    Nasomatto Black Afghano

    I already have Tom Ford TV, which is a wonderful cold weather scent. I'm looking for 1 or 2 more, though. But I don't know what.
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    Re: 3 sprays of aventus too much?

    I do 4. Each arm, shirt and back of neck. I work in a glassblowing shop, so it's not obnoxious to my shopmates. I also sweat a LOT working with hot glass, so sometimes it doesn't have great...
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    Re: Is this a good batch of Creed Aventus?

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    Btw, what do you think of the flacon of Z01 that you, Skip and myself split? I rather enjoy it.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    The Z01 is good juice. I'll have to give Creed a call and order an N01 batch, if they have any.

    How do you like Aventus overall? It's becoming my signature scent, but I think I'm going to switch...
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    Re: how much do you spray?

    Depends on what I choose to wear. Sometimes 1 spray is all I need. The max I'll go is 4.
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    Re: if you had to pick..... CREED

    Either Aventus, GIT or MI.
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    Re: Spraying Cologne Only On Clothes..Question

    I respectfully disagree. When I spray a scent on my shirt that's not known for great longevity (some Creed, for example) it has much more staying power while sillage is about the same.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    That's my experience. I've had a 4oz bottle of Z01 for about a month, month and a half. Psychoskip, 1280Adam and myself just split a 500ml flacon of the same batch this week. The Z01 that I've had...
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    Re: Just bough a kit, any tips?

    I have no clue as to the answer of your question. I just found it interesting as I'm quitting smoking and using an E-Cigarette. It's actually helping; I was a 2 pack a day smoker. In the 4 days...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Z01 is a good batch. Give it a week to mix with air in the bottle. Then post your findings. I have a batch of Z01 AND a split I did with 2 other members of the same Z01. The Z01 that I've had...
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    Re: Just bough a kit, any tips?

    Huh, strange. On the FAQ page, it says people are using their 'tinctures' for electric cigarettes (E-cigs). http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/t-faq.aspx Second question down on "inhalation...
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    Re: Wats everyones top 5 favorites?

    Wow, this is difficult! I have much more than 5, but off the top of my head:

    Creed Aventus
    Creed GIT
    Creed MI
    Bond #9 Wall St.
    Bond#9 Riverside Dr.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

    Creed Aventus
  33. Re: Aventus batch code location change? (I know I know... another Aventus thread..)

    That's how it is with GIT. Wouldn't be surprised if they started that w/ Aventus. And yes, Z01 is a good batch.
  34. US only- Creed Original Vetiver and Dolce & Gabbana

    I have a bottle of Creed Original Vetiver (no cap, not a tester) 2.5oz that I've only sprayed 4 times. I just don't like it. $100

    I also have a bottle of Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme 2.5oz that I...
  35. Re: Is this the best way to store backup bottles?

    I would put them in the back of the refrigerator, in their box, unopened with the cellophane still on the box.
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    Poll: Re: Reason for wearing your fragrance...

    I wear whatever, whenever. Actually, there are some I save for certain times. Tom Ford TV is way to 'heavy' for a hot summer day in Houston, Tx.
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    Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    I second this. It's very sweet, though. Also Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.
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    Re: What is your favorite Niche perfume house?

    Amouage, Bond #9 (Wallstreet and Riverside Dr.) and Creed (Aventus, MI, GIT, Original Santal, Himalaya) and Tom Ford (if that's even niche). I must say that I'm new to fragrances, so I don't know a...
  39. Re: Ladies - what should a man wear on a first date?

    I know this is very over-hyped, but I wear Aventus on a first date. Sometimes GIT or IM/MI (whatever it's called). Since longevity isn't great, I carry a little 2.5ml atomizer to freshen up in the...
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    Re: On the Go: what is your process?

    This. At $5 a pop, it'a a good deal for a nice looking accessory. I have one in every color so I know what's what.

    Although, I'd LOVE to get a CREED atomizer. I'm not a fanboy, but I really...
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    Re: swapping how does it work?

    Pretty much this. I will add that Psychoskip is good people and safe to do 'business' with. I've had a few transactions with him and won't hesitate to do any more splits with him. In fact, we're...
  42. Re: Once applied – how long until you leave the house?

    LOL!!! I mean if I'm not already dressed. But yes, holstering up would be part of Mad Max's routine. :)
  43. Re: Once applied – how long until you leave the house?

    This. Aventus, MI, Bond 9 Wallstreet, Riverside Drive (applied lightly), immediately.

    GIT and other strong scents, about 30 minutes, or the time it takes to make sure my dogs have water in the...
  44. Re: Once applied – how long until you leave the house?

    I wear Creed Aventus, Green Irish Tweed and Imperial Milliseme. I wait ~15 minutes before leaving the house. I only use 2 or 3 sprays, but it's a very nice, non offensive scent.

    Now, if I'm...
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    Re: Serge Lutens wax samples question

    I don't think they're accurate. Most are missing one or more of the following: Top notes, Heart and base notes.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Ebay prices are usually always a bit cheaper with Etailers. It's used to move old stock quickly to make room for new stock. I and many other people do this in my industry, which is...
  47. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Glassblowing/flameworking, which I made a career out of, cars and guns.
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    Re: Am I wearing Aventus?

    this!!!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Awesome. I'll be re-upping my Aventus when I get back from vacation. I've still got a bit left. If it's only $20-30, it's not an issue. I'll very happily pay to get a bangin' batch. It's shaping...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Thanks for your quick reply. That's nice to know. Does anyone happen to know how much they were charging for batch requests?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Can one call the NYC Creed Boutique and request, and actually receive a certain batch/check availability?
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    Re: Fresh Scent Needed GIT or Terre D'hermes

    Either Creed GIT or Milesime Imperiale. TdH isn't what I'd really consider 'fresh'. Very nice, but not fresh.
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    Re: Good perfumes with strong green notes?

    Creed OG Vetiver
  54. Re: Giorgio Armani Aqua de Gio vs Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    +1

    I always say that I think Bvlgari Aqva is superior to ADG. Not as many bro dawgs know of it. I REALLY try to stay away from the scents that are 'in' in the younger adult crowd (I'm 28).
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    Re: interesting perspective from a 11 yr old

    I don't think it's too young. Your Son has good taste.
  56. Re: Giorgio Armani Aqua de Gio vs Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    This is like comparing apples to chicken.
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Look no further.
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    Re: different strength level of cologne

    How many sprays are you applying? Not as many sprays may give you less problems.
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    Re: Need advice for a summer fragrance!

    Bvlgari BLV or Aqva. Really, most any aquas are great summer scents, imo.

    If you have some money to spend, I'll add Aventus and Green Irish Tweed. Vetiver, too, if you like that fresh, clean and...
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    Re: What creed would you recommend me?

    Exactly! I've sampled all of the ones I bought. SMW was my least fav, but I still enjoyed it. Not to mention, I only got an Oz. I got the big bottle where it counts... GIT. I have a 4oz Aventus...
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    Re: What creed would you recommend me?

    I just bought 4 bottles of Creed (OG Santal 1oz., Himalaya 1oz., GIT 4oz. and SMW 1oz.) from the Creed Boutique online last night ($740!!-I'm a tight wad. For me to spend that amount says a lot...
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    Re: Stuck Glass Stopper

    I'm a glassblower and this is a very common "repair" that I have to do. Try lightly tapping the female fitting with a wooden spoon. Also try rocking the fitting back and forth. They are never 100%...
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    Re: The smell of rain...

    Burberry Touch reminds me of rain.
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    Re: What creed would you recommend me?

    Millesime Imperial, Green Irish Tweed, Himalaya and of course, last but certainly not least, the all famous Aventus.
  65. Re: A scent that don't leave the room until long after I'm left? (Help?)

    L'Essence de Cerruti fits all of your criteria.
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    Re: Date night fragrance

    Aventus, L'Essence De Cerutti and Eucris
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    Re: Addicted to a Fragrance?

    Dior Fahrenheit and L'essence de Cerutti. And of course Aventus :rolleyes:
  68. Re: What are your partner's favorite scent(s) on you?

    Creed Aventus, Creed OG Santal, Creed GIT, L'essence de Cerutti, La Nuit, Geo F. Trumper Eucris and a few others.
  69. Re: Perfume bottle cracked but NOT leaking....is it still dangerous?

    Usually the windshield crack repair epoxy is the best. Not sure if it'd be smart to use on a frag bottle, though. It penetrates the whole crack to seal it.
    Just use some Gorilla glue. Krazy...
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    Re: Summer scent

    I'll second Declaration by Cartier.
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    Re: Gucci PH already being faked :(

    Oh, shit. I just bought a bottle of this of Ebay, too. Will you PM me the seller's screen name so I can check if I bought from the same seller, please?

    Thanks
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    Re: Guess the cologne, win a free 5 mL decant!

    Fahrenheit

    Damn, never mind. Congrats to the winner! That was fast. Some of you Basenoters know your stuff!
  73. Re: Noirdrakkar Tries Aventus: Is Aventus Worth The Hype?

    So it's not for you. That doesn't discredit the people who do think it's worth it's price. It's all subjective whether a perfume/cologne is worth it's price. I personally like Aventus. I have...
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    Re: Similar frags to Tom Ford for men.

    True. I've not tried Bvlgari Man. Only BLV and Aqva. I'll have to get a sample of Man. Is Tom Ford for Men a specific frag, or just 'for men in general'?
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    Re: Similar frags to Tom Ford for men.

    I love Tom Ford. I'll have to try this, as I also very much like Bvlgari! Thanks
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Reaction...the worst ever.

    Sorry to hear that the frag didn't live up to your expectations.

    I mean no offense, but Anger Management classes may benefit you.
  77. Re: Perfume bottle cracked but NOT leaking....is it still dangerous?

    You're lucky. I'm a glassblower of 12 years. I blow borosilicate (Pyrex is one brand name. I use Simax) glass for a living.
    A crack isn't "dangerous", but it can grow very quickly and easily...
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    Re: Refillable Perfume Travel Atomizers

    I have some similar to these. They work great. I got them from Nordstrom, but can't find them on their website.

    ...
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    Re: Versatile Scent

    +1 to Boss Bottled.

    Also, Geo F. Trumper Eucris. It comes in a very nice bottle, too. Read some reviews of this. It's a bit mossy, but very pleasant, especially on the dry down.

    And James...
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    Re: Versatile Scent

    You might like Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Millesime Imperial, Aventus or Himalaya.
    La Nuit is very nice and stands out, but is still versatile.
    Bvlgari Aqva and Bvlgari...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 16th, 2012

    Good morning!

    Creed Millésime Impérial is my SOTD.
  82. Re: Would you consider this too much cologne?

    That is also true. What is 'PM'? So I know that it's strong in the future.
  83. Re: Would you consider this too much cologne?

    This.

    But maybe half sprays behind the ears. Actually, forego behind the ears. Google the reason. Seriously! It has to do with the pH of the oils produced there.

    Try this:
    Upper forearms....
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    Re: Can you refill a Creed bottle?

    Don't try what? The needle method? That's how some people do splits. Just saw a vid on here yesterday about it.
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    Re: Can you refill a Creed bottle?

    pop the sprayer off. With a large syringe and thin needle suck up the juice from new bottle. Put needle in the tube's hole under the sprayer (you'll see it when you take the sprayer off-it just...
  86. Re: Hurry! What scent do wear when you don´t have time to think?

    Creed Aventus or Milliseme Imperial.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme

    http://i.imgur.com/kJv7X.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

    Azzaro Pour Homme

    http://i.imgur.com/WwxsG.jpg
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    Re: Need some help

    Brilliant! Don't know why I didn't think to do that.

    Edit: Decanted 3.5ml into an vial with atomizer. Wonderful. It brings out the notes even better.
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    Re: Need some help

    Thanks, rynegne. I've been applying directly to my wrists and wiping on my neck. But I'll give the cap method a go. I'm sure with use will come skill. I was just wondering if there's a 'right'...
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    Need some help

    I really love Geo F. Trumper Eucris.
    This:
    http://i.imgur.com/J54ev.jpg

    But I'm having trouble applying it. It's not a sprayer; just a screw off pewter crown cap. I either get way too much or...
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    Re: "Weird" scent suggestions ?

    Sure is. In Diamonds are Forever.
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    Re: Best Coffee Fragrance?

    I really like this. I'm horrible at describing scents. It is super complex. If you like Poison's coffee, you'll like this scent. I wouldn't blind buy it, though.
    ...
  94. Re: Scent that works well with marijuana smoke?

    Cannabis Santal

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products/Fresh-Cannabis-Santal__FRESHCANNABISSANTAL.aspx
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    Re: Looking for a new every-day fragrance.

    To me it's subtle. I wouldn't blind buy it. I'm sure you can find it in a store. Or a 1ml sample online.
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    Re: Looking for a new every-day fragrance.

    Geo F. Trumper Eucris is a very nice scent. Mossy undertones that I think you'd like. I recommended it in another thread, also.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122096.html

    La Nuit is wonderful,...
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    Re: Summer frag panic!

    I'll second Bvlgari Aqva. It is very nice with good longevity, projection and decent sillage.
  98. Re: CHANEL "BOIS NOIR" on eBay - Auction starts at 849 USD

    No clue. It's Ebay, where anything goes.
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    Re: "Weird" scent suggestions ?

    I wouldn't say it's weird, but different. Geo F. Trumper Eucris. The bottle is awesome, too.

    http://i.imgur.com/E4lr1.jpg
  100. Re: CHANEL "BOIS NOIR" on eBay - Auction starts at 849 USD

    You're considering a blind buy for >$800?
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