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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    Here I go bumping ancient posts, but I'm a huge fan of Guerlain so far (there's a LOT of history I have yet to get my hands/nose on) and I feel the need to come to something of a soft defense for...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'll just stick with what the vast majority seem to think. Of course, different skin types might absorb more than others, but I remain unconvinced.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I have to give a big thumbs up to 15q01! It smells pretty close to 13z01 to me except the opening is a bit brighter and fruitier in 15q01 and the sweetness is a bit toned down. Strong pineapple,...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    They share a lot of common elements, most particularly the drydown.
  5. Re: Fixatives, preservatives and uv protectors

    Aah, there's a lot more history here than I realized. I'm backing right out of this one.
  6. Re: Fixatives, preservatives and uv protectors

    Actually, I did a quick forum search and saw tons of threads that touched on fixatives and preservatives but didn't really see a nice comprehensive single thread about the subject, unless it's...
  7. Re: Fixatives, preservatives and uv protectors

    I'm also interested in info on fixatives!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I agree with you there. Then there are SAs who take a personal interest and next time they see me ask me how I'm enjoying the last thing I bought--and they actually remember, despite me being a...
  9. Re: I wonder why Creed changed the sprayer on RM

    Interesting, I personally don't like the new sprayers! The old ones let me control the flow nicely, the new ones sort of only come with one setting, so to speak. You either get "spray" or "no spray".
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    Re: Sprayer mechanism on New Creed Bottles

    Just got a new bottle of Aventus. This is my third different type of sprayer from Creed and easily my least favorite. I had the big heavy gold one on GIT which would puff out an enormous cloud if...
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    Re: So How Many of You Have Not Smelled Kouros?

    I had my first sniff about a year ago. Wow, not a fan, I'm sorry to say. It really smells exactly like a public urinal to me. I didn't mind Body Kouros but it wasn't really for me either.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I imagine they don't get a lot of people asking about fragrance batch numbers. There aren't many fragrances that get this intense level of interest.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Welcome to the forums! (I'm so not tenured enough to be saying that...) there have only been two mentions of that batch, here's the link:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I've heard of Bond no 9 doing that but didn't know Creed did too. Thanks for the heads up!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Oh you were very helpful, thanks! I didn't mean my comments to sound unappreciative. I was just hoping for some brilliant way to refill Creed bottles from flacons. As for refilling a fragrance upon...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Oh trust me, I know how much money that saves! Hence my interest. It would just suck to miss out on the nice Aventus bottles and, while we're on the subject of wise financial moves, to give Creed...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Stupid question, for people who buy flacons, there's no way of getting Aventus into the nice official Aventus atomizers right? I'd need to use something else? Seems like a shame, I like the bottles...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Just a quick +1 to the ratings on Ethos's signature link. You can never really tell how your nose compares to that of others, and I don't have as much experience with Aventus as a lot of you guys do,...
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    Re: A* Men vs Aventus

    Aventus is more year-round. I have to agree that LIDG and LIDGE are the sweetness winners and they differentiate themselves from the candy smell in a way A*Men doesn't. Aventus has some interesting...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    What's your opinion? Have you tried it yet? If I recall correctly those are not smoky at all, in 2014 the smoke disappeared and things got more fruity.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Thanks for the info! My main batch I started to get used to is 13z01 which is light on the smoke to me but it's at least there. I'm interested in pineapple and smoke, and that's all I care about, so...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    So it looks to me like the smoke is back in 2015, just a bit tame, but I haven't seen a consensus on which batch is the smokiest so far. Any word on that? Not that I'm a huge fan of overly-smoky...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I don't wear fragrances for other people. If I were only into it for the comments of others, I'd wear nothing but cheap designers made to get compliments. I can achieve that with a $10 cologne from...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I don't think your bad experience had anything to do with it being marketed for the Middle East, Creed is infamous for terrible batch variations. I've smelled three batches of Aventus and a few...
  25. Re: Traveling with expensive fragrances and using Aventus as a daily fragrance

    Just came back from Paris...you guys need to calm down lol it's not some kind of perfume heaven. Thanks to the Internet there was nothing I saw there that I couldn't buy here, without the risk of TSA...
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    Re: Bvlgari Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    Duplicate!
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    Re: Bvlgari Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    I find homme too bright and shrill. It's just sharp somehow. Soir on the other hand smells more natural, sweet, just beautiful.
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    Re: Help with Habit Rouge flankers

    I was able to get samples of both from myperfumesamples.com if I remember correctly. Glad to help! L'eau is really brilliant imo, the reviewer who said it's the "most wearable version" was quite...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Can we make an automatic popup when you come into this thread that says "JUST SMELL IT!"?

    Looks legit to me. I miss the old gold sprayers though, they were the best I've ever used. You could...
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    Re: Help with Habit Rouge flankers

    Jumping in a bit late here...I'm not really a fan of Habit Rouge, but the l'eau is amazing. It's good any time of the year. It's still a bit sweet but I think it's such a beautifully balanced...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Or if you want to get scientific about it, with your bottle once it's all gone ;o) then for your next bottle you'll always know. Or weigh a full bottle, 3.4oz of juice inside should be about 96 grams.
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    Re: Patchouli Intense/ Parfums Nicolai

    Discontinued? Are you sure? I visited a shop in Paris and on my way out I was given a fancy card advertising it with a sample bottle. Their keenness to advertise it more than their newest scents...
  33. Re: Can Nicolai New York Intense work as a signature fragrance?

    I can't think of many fragrances that can't be a signature scent if it fits you and you enjoy it.
  34. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Huh. This must wear differently on me than on others because I'd never call this easy to wear or unoriginal or even well-blended. Tell me one other fragrance that smells like this. No, Dior Homme...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Seriously?

    You have it IN YOUR HANDS. You should be the one telling us ;o)
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Mainstream appeal and generic are still not exactly the same thing. Shalimar is still one of the top ten best-selling fragrances year after year so clearly it has mainstream appeal. Are you all...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Anybody tried the cologne yet?
  38. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    Actually I get a few hours out of it....
  39. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    Exactly, considering the color of Aventus I'd comfortably say that at least the birch and bergamot are mostly synthetic.
  40. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    That doesn't mean it contains real oakmoss absolute. It just means when you sniff it, some facet of the fragrance *might* remind you a little bit of something that could possibly be described as a...
  41. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    That doesn't mean it contains real oakmoss absolute. It just means when you sniff it, some facet of the fragrance *might* remind you a little bit of something that could possibly be described as a...
  42. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    No, it most definitely IS overkill. Why can't fragrance work like food where allergy information is just listed on the label instead of changing the whole industry every time someone has a reaction? ...
  43. Re: Early warning: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzura is coming

    I think Guerlain's version of Bvlgari was Homme.the heart notes are very similar to me. Personally i kind of like the plush vanilla that comes out after a short while but I agree it's mostly linear....
  44. Re: Early warning: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzura is coming

    Just got a bottle of this. People who are upset at the discontinuation of Guerlain's Tokyo will be happy to note that the strong tea in Tokyo is copy-pasted right into Teazzura. Sure there are some...
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    Re: Got my Shalimar EDP today!

    I love the current EDP, it's very unisex. A word of caution though, not all formulations and vintages are that unisex. I bought an EDT from the 80s because of the great price on it but all the edge...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Nope, definitely not crazy, Creed has practically no quality control or consistency, unfortunately. Even through all the variations most of the stuff smells good, but it's definitely frustrating.
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    Re: L'Instant de Guerlain

    I'm in my mid-20s, I love the stuff. Not "old-man" at all. I don't think it's terribly sweet and it doesn't get cloying to me but apparently the projected smell is a bit on the sweet side, judging...
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    Re: Elderflower accord

    Hate to resurrect a long-dead thread, but I'm very curious about how your experiments went! I love the smell of elder flowers and the taste of elder flower cordial to the point that I get the...
  49. Re: Recommendations for a good quality typical ARABIC/EASTERN type of men's scent

    Thanks, I'll look into them! It's tricky trying to get into something that's almost out of the loop of what we call "traditional" perfumery.
  50. Re: Recommendations for a good quality typical ARABIC/EASTERN type of men's scent

    Interesting thread, I'm personally more interested in the traditional oils to be honest! Any recommendations on those?
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Creed has some awful quality control. No worries, your cap looks just like my 2014 Aventus, bought from a Creed retailer.
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    Re: Serge Lutens De Profundis

    I have no idea where you get pepper from, and how floral is a faint breath, because on me it's a floral explosion of mainly carnation and a bit of violet and zero pepper. Interesting! I don't get...
  53. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    I guess my biggest concern was that if I get it and love it I don't want it to disappear shortly after.
  54. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    I got mine on ebay, shipped from Italy, 200ml for 40. Didn't seem too bad a deal to me!
  55. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    I was able to find this for a reasonable price on ebay, still wondering if it's discontinued though. Any news? It's funny how all the haters are coming out now to complain on this when for years this...
  56. Re: Is dior homme intense as high quality as a niche fragrance such as creed aventus?

    Just to revive this again, it's worth mentioning that Aventus is very unlikely to be made of mostly natural sources anyway. Most brands just don't find any added value in extracting the minimal...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Sorry to say I have to agree with the skepticism about GIT's origins. I'd believe that Cary Grant wore it after it was released, but I wouldn't believe that the fragrance was made well before it was...
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Givenchy Play Intense

    Just tried Guerlain Tonka Imperiale and it has a similar vibe to me, interestingly enough, though with a few notable differences. Most importantly, being Guerlain, it didn't smell even the slightest...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Got my official carded sample from eBay. I think there are a lot of those out there. This scent really is addictive. I didn't even expect to want to smell it this often, but I really do. It's funny...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I wouldn't just let it sit and age. It ages with exposure to air so spraying would have some beneficial effects. Plus...that way you won't have to wait!
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I got a pretty cheap bottle from Amazon. About 50 or so for the smaller bottle, I can't remember how much the 100ml was. Since the fragrance is so new I wasn't all that worried about getting...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I got an "official" sample from Ebay. They come with a little card and a tiny 1ml spray. I haven't seen it yet on the well-known sample sites.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Aromaphile, your post was excellent. The only thing i disagree with is that I don't think it smells like "Guerlain". The synthetic tones are what make me feel that way. But overall it's smooth, the...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Let's be real here. How much of that is Thierry's decision and how much of it is a guy in a suit saying "Hey Thierry, this type of fragrance is selling like crazy! Make something like that!" I'm sure...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Have to say the bottle is really nice too. The pictures don't really do it justice. Matte black around the sides, top, and bottom, and beveled strong angles on the front and back with a heavy cap. ...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I quite enjoy this one. It's not revolutionary but not every Guerlain is. They're more interested in making scents pleasant and recognizable and I have to say I haven't smelled any other scent that...
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Givenchy Play Intense

    My only problem with Play Intense is that it had a synthetic vibe in my opinion. Is there another fragrance that smells similar but with more naturals? I wouldn't mind paying more for that!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I enjoy the wine+rose aspect more than anything else. The mix is intoxicating.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Interesting, thanks deadidol. I did smell some but it wasn't right at the start, it came out with the ambergris, and overall it was not as intense as I'm reading from others. Again those notes...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Drseid seems to share my pinion. I didn't wind up getting much skank, very barely detectable and in no way unpleasant. But I did feel like once the (artificial?) ambergris came out it got just a bit...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Having never tried a Slumberhouse before, Sadanne is a LOT of fun so far. The opening was fantastic IMO but I didn't get the skanky undertones others referred to. On me it was a very nice pink wine...
  72. Re: Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge or Serge Lutens A La Nuit

    Aaaah, it's "Magnetic" Scent. That makes all the difference. Thanks for the info! Unfortunately it doesn't look like any jasmine made it into the Baruti line. I wonder if there's any way of...
  73. Re: Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge or Serge Lutens A La Nuit

    I hate to be the butt who resurrects a year-old thread but...any more word on "Magnificent Scents"? I was intrigued to read the few words briefly mentioned here.
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    Re: Erolfa lasting power?

    Aventus and GIT are sort of complicated on me. I love the smell and I do get a few hours out of Aventus. Some days, "a few" means four, and other days "a few" means twelve. I pretty much have to...
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    Re: Erolfa lasting power?

    Considering no other colognes suffer to quite that same extent, I'm going with this being a Creed-specific issue, not a weather-specific issue. I've used Creed in all seasons, and I've used enough...
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    Re: Erolfa lasting power?

    Creed does have something of a reputation for a devoted following, similar to the Apple fan base. I wouldn't have used the word "snobs" but there's no denying they have loyal defenders as well as...
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    Re: Erolfa lasting power?

    I do agree that summer scents work better in warm weather, but I spend a total of about three minutes a day in the actual great outdoors so the seasons don't affect my scents all that much lol. Also...
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    Re: Erolfa lasting power?

    Wow, you guys overspray! Lol I wore Erolfa to work once, two sprays total, and got complimented throughout the day. Might be another case of a Creed smell making the wearer anosmic to the scent. ...
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    Use your own nose lol. Luca's not always right, everyone's tastes will vary.

    @Flatbush Ave hahaha nice one, very fitting. I didn't mean to be indecent but let's just say I was being far more...
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    I agree, it's unique and I think I enjoyed it overall. I think it was just really unexpected since I didn't read much talk of that dirtiness. I don't know how people can call this boring, because...
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    Just got my sample today, and at first it smelled like a nice, quality, slightly generic aquatic. And then it blew my wig off, because a half hour later there is this unbelievably filthy sex smell. ...
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    I don't think this scent takes as much of a thrashing as people here seem to believe. I bought a sample based on the good reputation this forum and the reviews seem to indicate. I can't wait to try...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Except obviously Pepsi is WAY better :oP (especially the throwback which uses no high fructose corn syrup...)



    Well your atomizer certainly looks different from the other pics posted in this...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It's all just personal preference, nobody's expected to like the same smells as everybody else.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    That's exactly right! I'm not really what you'd call a "Creed fan" but credit where credit's due, GIT is a fantastic scent and IMO well-worth the price. The only other smell I find as comforting...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I think that official Creed retailers would tell you that there are no batch variations and that the only reason that rumor persists is because people buy from "grey market" retailers lol.

    I...
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Thanks, I've been trying to work with a similar dilution ratio as what you're suggesting just for playing around a bit, and you're exactly right, the difficulty is in using quantities that are pretty...
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    Re: Shipwreck from 1864 yields new perfume

    I know, the Pun Parade is in full swing apparently.
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    So sorry if this has already been covered, but the original post mentioned mixing oils first and not diluting them until they've settled, so to speak. How does this work with certain perfume...
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    Re: Shipwreck from 1864 yields new perfume

    I'd be curious to smell this!
  91. Re: Designer scents get more compliments than niche scents?

    Of recent cologne compliments, two have been GIT, two have been Aventus, and one has been LIDGE. I don't think it has anything to do with "niche vs designer" as much as it has to do with the scent...
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    Re: What is the GIT bottle made out of?

    Yes, but just imagine the smell that would fill the room!
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Slightly off topic, but here's my odd experience with LIDG/LIDGE. I ordered a sample of LIDG from myperfumesamples and wow, I loved it so much. It was smooth and rich, the perfect amount of...
  94. Thread: IB vs 1725

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    Re: IB vs 1725

    1725 smelled pretty much just like baby powder when I first sprayed it, but once it settled down on me it smelled more like IB. I do see similarities but 1725, as others have mentioned, has that...
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    Re: Buying a First Cologne Under $100

    Lol what a good sales rep. Sounds really attentive to your needs.

    Anyway I just got AB Spirit Silver and I can confirm that it smells like "Highlights from Aventus". Doesn't have all the notes...
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    Re: Buying a First Cologne Under $100

    Awesome, I'm glad you went with testing a bunch out. I haven't tried all of those, I'm curious now.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I thought Aventus was the batch variation problem child to watch out for, not GIT. I love the way GIT smells but the longevity is so hit and miss on me. I posted a review mentioning that Creed...
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    Re: Buying a First Cologne Under $100

    I have to give a +1 to Riallus's good advice of getting samples first. Myperfumesamples is good for mainstream perfumes and colognes, and theperfumedcourt is good for anything you can't find there. ...
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    Re: Buying a First Cologne Under $100

    There's a thread floating around somewhere about the scents most complimented by women. I would love to link that thread but apparently new users are restricted from posting links, I'm sorry! But...
  100. Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    Thanks! I've been lurking for a good while but I like to get a feel for the waters before diving in lol.
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