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  1. Re: .... Where can I find a 4 oz. bottle of Creed Aventus for less than $250?

    FRAGRANCEX.COM had it for 220 or so but they're out of stock now. If you're not in a rush , wait a month or two for one of the discount sites to bring in some stock. However, if you're looking for a...
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    Bond 9 Wall Street and Heeley Sel Marin

    I am quite captivated by Sel Marin and find it quite nice. It's a great aquatic. However, I noticed it's quite similar to Wall Street. What are your thoughts?
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    Re: Overrated Fragrances

    I thought most of the Amouage fragrances are overrated.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I also got the same lot number for my Aventus I just bought from Fragrancex.com . I had sold an older bottle and decided to see if there was a great difference. I have to say it is quite ashy in the...
  5. Re: Wearing Musc Ravageur or New Haarlem around younger females???

    Musc Ravageur is far more risky than New Haarlem. If you want to please a broader group of people then New Haarlem is the way to go. Alternatively, the dry down on Musc ravageur is nice so spray it...
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    Re: Amouage Men's Miniature Set

    I think there are many people on the crystal flacon that sell decants cheaper. I would suggest going there.
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    Re: Creed Himalaya smells different from tester

    Agreed. please do this.
  8. Re: L'Artisan: Traversée du Bosphore - Is this amazing or what?

    There's definite apple here too. The distinct smell is in reference to a hookah apple tobacco. A great scent!
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    Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    I prefer SDV as Tonka is a bit too light. I much prefer eau de baux than either of them.
  10. Re: Yves Saint Laurent 'L'Homme' Cologne Gingembre

    doens't it smell more like kenneth cole's reaction?
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    important question..

    Hey Guys

    I have an important question that seems to be overlooked on this forum. Is pure malt coming out any time soon? If only people would bring this up.
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    Re: Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    I don't get it. I have Chergui. It's good but not great. It's not even my favourite gourmand.
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    Re: Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    why is chergui #1?
  14. Re: Your favorite/overlooked feminine perfumes for men?

    I must say that the Hermes Un Jardin Series is quite nice on men too. I don't see it as a winter frag but in the summer -- it's quite outstanding.
  15. Penhalgon's Hammam Bouquet and Creed's Windsor

    I am a big fan of Creed's Windsor. Through that, I became a fan of rose notes even though it's supposedly more of a female note.

    I am now curious about hammam bouquet. Is it anything remotely...
  16. Re: Does DSQUARED2's He Wood Ocean Wet Wood resemble anything?

    Sephora carries these no? they're designer fragrances that are available at a lot of places. In Canada, I suppose it's easier to find.
  17. Re: Does DSQUARED2's He Wood Ocean Wet Wood resemble anything?

    Get a sample. It has similarity to the original He wood.
  18. Re: Amouage -- a lighter line -- bordering on feminine?

    I certainly don't mind the "Arab" vibe. I certainly think their ingredients are good and the fragrances well made. I just don't understand the powdery texture they use. It makes the fragrance so...
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    Re: Carlos Santana..

    Samba heat is even cheaper than Santana!
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    Re: Carlos Santana..

    I tried it again. It's not terrible but it's not great. I definitely smell lavender and vanilla. Not bad for twenty bucks. However, I did have to spray three times on my arm.
  21. Re: Amouage -- a lighter line -- bordering on feminine?

    I just realized I have memoir man as well. This is by far the best one of the bunch. It's a good woodsy scent. It's nice but I still don't find it exceptional. I think Bond's Riverside Drive is better
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    Re: Carlos Santana..

    Hhahaha.. Good point but given how cheap a 100mL bottle is price, it might be cheaper to actually buy it than get a sample.
  23. Amouage -- a lighter line -- bordering on feminine?

    I just received some decants for Amouage Jubiliation, Gold, Arcus and Lyric man. I must say that none of these powdery fragrances are that interesting. The most interesting was Jubilation but it...
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    Re: Carlos Santana..

    I got the same one in the mail today and could hardly smell anything after three sprays on one arm. I smelled a hint of vanilla but it's clearly not a powerhouse in terms of notes , or longevity.
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    Re: Carlos Santana..

    did you get EDC?
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    Re: ANOTHER AVENTUS STORY......with a twist

    Wow, I always stop at four... makes me wonder why I never get compliments.
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    Re: ANOTHER AVENTUS STORY......with a twist

    how many sprays did you use ? less than fifteen?
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    Re: ANOTHER AVENTUS STORY......with a twist

    uhhhhhhhhhhh.. are you being serious?
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    Re: ANOTHER AVENTUS STORY......with a twist

    Is it just me or this is an excessive amount of fragrance?
  30. Re: FragranceX, or FragranceNet - Which do you Prefer ?

    As a Canadian, I definitely prefer Fragrancex.com . Their free shipping makes everything fairly affordable. Furthermore, they offer a loyalty discount. A few friends of mine share an account, and...
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    Re: No love for Cartier Roadster?

    isn't a ripoff of Creed's Milesime Imperial?
  32. Re: Has anyone had any experience with petalmist.com?

    Oh cool! I had no idea. I appreciate the insight. So Fragrancex actually offers a wholesale service to businesses. That's quite neat. The 98 I paid was quite nice but it's now 130.

    I am glad to...
  33. Re: Has anyone had any experience with petalmist.com?

    hahaha. They also don't seem to reply to emails. I forgot to mention that they haven't once provided a tracking number with any of the orders despite claiming the contrary.
  34. Has anyone had any experience with petalmist.com?

    I bought four vouchers from dealfind (30 for 70) to use at www.petalmist.com

    They sell fragrances and bizarre jewelry. In any case, their prices are higher than other discount retailers. Since I...
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    Re: How to pronounce fragrances in English !?

    Good luck pronouncing Arabie in Arabic. It only requires 10 years of language training.
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    Re: Red Delicious DKNY Men

    I prefer Lacoste Style in Play vs Red Delicious. I found the scent to be good but the longevity is terrible. I got at most 2hours.
  37. Re: Which online retailers ships Aventus to Europe(Denmark)?

    I am sure Fragrancex.com would do it as well.
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    What's the crime with chest hair?

    Being of middle eastern descent makes this topic quite interesting. Although I was cursed with less hair compared to my fellow friends from the region, I am considerably more blessed than my European...
  39. Thread: Victorian Rose

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    Re: Victorian Rose

    You should probably consider Creed's windsor in here somewhere.
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    Re: Just Blind Purchased Carlos Santana ... :-/

    Worst case, you just lost 20 bucks.
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    Re: A fragrance for poker night 2011

    I am sure none of your friends will care. Just wear your natural scent ;)
  42. Re: Made a really expensive purchase today from Saks Fifth Bond No. 9 New York Oud

    you hadn't tried this before buying?
  43. Re: L'artisan Parfumeur -- like but not love fragrance line?

    Wow, Bonds are much hated on this board. I don't think Bonds on average are better. I also agree that L'Artisan is a more consistent house. Indeed, if you were blinded and randomly picked one...
  44. L'artisan Parfumeur -- like but not love fragrance line?

    L'artisan Parfumeur makes some lovely fragrances but none that I find absolutely enjoyable.

    For instance, I like Tea for Two, La Traversee du Bosphore, Bois Farine, even mechant loup. However,...
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    Re: Favourite white shirt scent?

    Any of the Gendarme scents?
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    Re: Dior Homme safe blindbuy?

    Go to the Bay and try it out. I like it but it's strong enough for you to consider smelling it first.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial at FragranceX

    I haven't bought Milesime Imperial from Fragrancex.com but I have bought Himalaya and Tabarome Milesime. In both cases I tested the bottles with known decants/samples given from fellow basenoters....
  48. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur- Havana Vanille $80 worth it?

    Agreed . it's not much like Pure Malt. I would say its a more masculine vanilla (if you could say that). Overall, the only way this is a safe blind buy is if you like unequivocally love vanilla...
  49. Re: odd lot numbers on Creed SMW-- slight chance of a fake?

    I agree. This was not a fake. It was a good product. The pics really show nothing to prove it. I just wanted to be sure and in the end it was all real.
  50. Re: Basenotes have educated me about fragrance, I once thought Acqua Di Gio

    The first woman is the actress from the Transporter "Hsu Chi". A simple google search reveals a lot of ... revealing things.
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    Re: Do not use strawberry net=credit card fraud

    Just because they blocked your card doesn't mean that Strawberrynet was actually committing any fraud.
  52. Poll: Re: If you were to own (or buy) ONE bottle of CREED what would it be?

    why isn't Windsor on there?
  53. Re: Creed Sublime Vanille and Creed's Limited Edition Pricing

    I personally think it's a branding issue with Creed. Their fragrances are popular enough to become mainstream and popular. however, by doing that, they lose much of that elite exclusive luster on...
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    Re: Fragrances for fictional characters

    Wolverine wears his own cologne.

    http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_cologne-am-lid_X-am-pid_62010M__products.html
  55. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    I applied Milesime Imperial and my sister said I smell "good". Immediately, my adorable four year old niece jumped in my lap and smelled my neck. She kept doing it the rest of the night. It's the...
  56. Un Jardin sur le nil and the rest of the Hermes Jardin series

    I personally love Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. It's quite light and great on hot days like today. Although bois du portugal fans would argue it's feminine, I quite like the light aspect of it.

    I am...
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy?

    135 dollars on Aventus. I'm ok with it
  58. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    imagine the splits. 300 dollars for 50mL
  59. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    I don't quite understand how Creed has marketing hype. It doesn't really market anything. Before being enamored by fragrances, I had never heard of creed. Most people who casually wear fragrances...
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    Re: Cheapie blind buy

    why must it be blind?
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    Re: Are You A Fragrance Snob?

    I personally like Diesel including "Fuel for life" and their dicontinued "Masculine plus plus". They weren't earth shattering but they were quite good.

    I typically wear what appeals to me but...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Bond 9 -- Wall Street
  63. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    Just out of curiosity, how many sprays are you using ? I hardly get any compliments with 3 sprays -- maybe I'm using too little.

    the best compliment I've received from a woman was "You smell good"...
  64. Re: odd lot numbers on Creed SMW-- slight chance of a fake?

    Oh, just to be clear. The legit one has a more rugged cap because it's been used for a while. The cap on the right side was shinier. I looked at youtube videos comparing fakes and real ones, and the...
  65. Re: odd lot numbers on Creed SMW-- slight chance of a fake?

    haha. I forgot to write that in. I did test it. It's quite similar although not as strong as the other bottle. it's sublte so I attribute it to the batch... I think. I still suck at this.
  66. odd lot numbers on Creed SMW-- slight chance of a fake?

    I received a bottle of SMW in a swap with a fellow basenoter. People mentioned in his/her post that it might be a fake given it came with cellophane packaging. However, the package arrived today and...
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    l'Erbolario Meharees -- where to buy ?

    I live in Canada and just wanted to buy l'Erbolario Meharees somewhere. Where can I get this?
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    Re: Bois du Portugal....is it too early??

    99% of fragrances are tolerable unless you over spray. Spray a reasonable amount and the majority won't notice let alone care.
  69. Re: Recommend me a fragrance under $60 please :)

    I second this.
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    Re: Aventus at FragranceX

    I doubt Fragrancex or anyone else would verify that if you asked. I think you have to roll the dice.
  71. Re: Cologne splits...will they lose the top notes?

    how does spraying make much difference? if you seal the bottle fairly quickly there's little chance the fragrance will evaporate
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    I just got a decant today from AZsmells and I have to say I'm quite unimpressed. I'm a giant fan of Creed and loved Windsor, admired Sublime vanille, and even orange spice. However, this is quite a...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Do you have all the creeds?
  74. Re: Can anyone recommend a good fall niche fragrance?

    You really should try Jeux de peau by Lutents.. Fantistic stuff.
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    Re: 3 colognes I need advice on.

    I wouldn't call Cool Water as a rarely used fragrance. It's among the top sellers on most online websites.
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    Re: 3 colognes I need advice on.

    For 90% of the population, those three fragrances are fine. They're not overbearing. They're gentle. However, for us basenoters, they are not daring and don't evoke much. Therefore, none of us...
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    Re: Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    I didn't order any of Kron's aventus splits but I just did get a bottle of Aventus. I certainly don't think it was the heat that cause the ash scent you're smelling. It's actually the fragrance.
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    I started this thread. I would like state , for full disclosure, that I do not work for Creed. Although I wouldn't mind given the margins with which they sell their products at their online...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday July 20th, 2010

    dior homme
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    Re: Bond samples - where to be had?

    you're gonna have to do a lot of sampling to find a good Bond
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    how many backup bottles do you own?

    I have 2-3 bottles of Milesime Imperial. I am not entirely sure why I keep so many around considering it's not a hard fragrance to find. I just like the assurance that I won't run out at any time. In...
  82. Re: Total embarrasment: Ed Hardy Love and Luck for Men

    Just ordered a little decant based on these recommendations
  83. Re: New Tom Ford Lavender Palm - I have it - Pic inside!!!

    Is it just me or is that an obscene amount of money to pay for a flacon?
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    I was really worried about that being a beginner would make my biased for Creed. However, I tried a lot of Guerlain's scents and shelled out for a Spiriteuese Double Vanille. I found SDV to be a good...
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    Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    When I started taking fragrances more seriously, Creed was on the top of the list to try. They have some great collections. I have to say I like Creed especially MI, SMW, and Windsor. While other...
  86. Re: It kind of looks like Claiborne gave up in the fragrance arena...

    Way too many fragrances, very little originality.
  87. Re: Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille worth buying? Who owns this bottle/decant?

    I'm not a huge fan. It's decent but not great. I honestly thought I was going to get a fresh perspective on a vanilla scent. It's actually not the case. It's just a well made, albeit expensive,...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Jesus Del Pozo Quasar?

    Yes, I own both the Quasar and the Quasar adventure. I would definitely NOT classify these as your standard aquatic fragrances. These are VERY UNIQUE. They are also sweet fragrances, perhaps...
  89. Re: My first fake Creed Millesimme Imperiale from ebay

    Would it be inappropriate to ask for the seller or listing URL?
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    CREED silver mountain water at home?

    I am one of the misguided few that adores Silver Mountain Water. However, I have never found the right occasion to actually use it. It's a bit strong for work/class, and a bit obscure for mainstream...
  91. Thread: BOSS XY summer

    by Blowe46
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    BOSS XY summer

    Has anyone tried this fragrance? I do like BOSS XY in a casual college type way. I am eager to sample this but haven't anywhere that carries it. I also don't want to pay for a bottle without knowing...
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    anybody know when this is coming out in North America?

    BTW, if anyone wants to get rid of a decant , PM me.
  93. Re: 1ST Bottle Purchase of Bond No. 9!!! Any Recomendations???

    Yeah, I will echo the same sentiments as the rest. Bonds are overpriced and generally not worth the money. For instance, Eau de New York is almost identical to the Art of Shaving's "lemon" . ...
  94. bond 9 -- scent of peace -- too feminine for a man?

    I like Scent of Peace but I kept help the feeling it better suits women.

    What do others think?
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    Re: oudh -- beter to smell than to wear?

    If you apply it lightly, I can't imagine it being overpowering. It's just such a unique smell. I
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    oudh -- beter to smell than to wear?

    I just tried L'artisan parfumeur's Al Oudh -- it's quite interesting.

    I would definitely like to smell this from time to time but I can't imagine wearing it. What do others thinK?
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    Re: One Big Tribute to: Diesel Plus Plus

    yes, it's good stuff but not very awe inspiring. It's good on a nice comfortable day with friends.
  98. If I like Penhaligon's Endymion , I should also like...

    I really like Endymion by Penhaligons as I find it to be a unique gourmand scent. However, I can't think of any other penhaligons scents which are close or any other scents for that matter --...
  99. Thread: Bond prices?

    by Blowe46
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    Re: Bond prices?

    There are good bond fragrances but the downside is that there are terrible bond fragrances as well. The bad fragrances really devalue the brand -- especially for what they charge.

    They also...
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    Re: Buying Eau d'Orange Verte Concentre

    This guy sells cheap minis

    http://stores.shop.ebay.ca/businesselite777__W0QQ_armrsZ1
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