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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    It's 90EUR from Duty Free and 105 EUR in regular stores.
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Amouage Reflection Man

    Reflection without a doubt. Higher quality and people clearly notice. Aventus is a bit simple for me.
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    My friend, you need to differentiate between business-to-consumer and business-to-business. First, there is nothing like corporate taxation in P&L view in France. Taxes are on revenue, not on corp....
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    Some numbers for calibration:
    - 100ml fragrance between 0.1EUR and 8 EUR
    - Bottle (in 10k batches, incl. Sprayer and Cap, Q2 quality and up) between 0,2EUR and 3.50EUR
    - Box (also in 10k batches)...
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    - Arrogance for men
    - Oscar pour lui
    - Halston Catalyst
  6. Re: Was Giorgio Beverly Hills VIP Special Reserve For Men relaunched too?

    No way someone produced a knockoff of VIP - why would someone do this from a business point of view? It's not like many people would be looking for it in the mass market. You surely got the real deal.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I love Or Black by Pascal Morabito so was excited to see 4 (!) Morabito scetts I had never heard of.
    Balle de Match / Attitude Golf / Ballon d'Or./ Pompeji.
    Some photos on the net but very little...
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    People have been paid by agencies to push Aventus in Social Media forums. I received such an offer myself on fragrantica, where I was supposed to write favorable reviews in exchange for testers. ...
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    Re: Mr. Bill Blass safe blind buy?

    +1.

    Puzzled about all the love this one gets. I would stay away, to me a quite unpleasent smell, reminds me of Lush's Breath of God.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Agree. I got AB Silver yesterday. I don't care a lot for either this or Aventus. But there is no way someone could actually tell the difference unless doing a side-by-side comparison - it's...
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    Re: Cerruti Image Harmony anyone

    Nice, pleasent and very unremarkable. Like Image just a bit more citrus - or think of a more generic issey miyake. It is your average fresh fragrance, not cheap or bad smelling, just will not be worn...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    so weird, the 3.3 OZ Azzaro l'eau, Azzaro and Nighttime all are $19,99 here (Gulfport MS) - and I thought Ross and TJ all had the same prices across all stores outside clearance?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Hermes Rocabar, 100ml/3.3oz, slim bottle, for $39 at Marshalls
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    A 4*-Luca Turin rated frag at Ross for $12.99: Canali Style 1.7oz

    At Marshalls, some IMO good deals as well:
    - Mandarina Duck Black, 3.4OZ: $14.99
    - Estee Lauder Mustang Black 1OZ: $4.99
    - Pour...
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    Re: David Beckham launches Urban Homme

    will blind buy. Beckham homme and instinct have both been great and could have easily retailed at three times their price.

    why anyone would pass on a Maurice Roucel fragrance, just because this...
  16. Re: Recommend an alternative to Amouage Reflection Man

    Perry Ellis 360 White
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    Re: The Mystery of Aventus.... Exposed?

    Below is the mail I got 2 months ago over at fragrantica, where I participate more actively than here. And while I am sure there are some people who truly love Aventus, this should put things in...
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    Re: Zara gold vs creed aventus

    as others have said:
    - zara gold men (30ml black bottle) smells pineapple sweet
    - zara gold (100ml, golden circular bottle) smells smoky and generally is very close to Aventus, just as Bigsly has...
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    Re: More information on Galimard please.......

    Galimard, in my opinion, has the exact same business model as Fragonard and Molinard. Which is to get tourists in Grasse,Nice or Paris into one of their free museums/guided tours which end up in...
  20. Re: Azzaro Onyx vs Azzaro Silver black.. They can't be the same fragrance.

    absolute same fragrance, just different regional marketing. Says it on the box as well and smells to me 100% alike.
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    Re: Emper: what's the deal?

    Emper is doing dupes of popular fragrances. The quality of their dupes (as well as their bottles) however is high. Sadly the price tag of their dupes - at least in western europe - is high also. I've...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    At Ross, yes. As I didn't unwrap it yet, take a look yourself along with the Ross price sticker:
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/205/img00032201203111644.jpg/
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    On the occasional business trip the the US, I got this week at tjmaxx & ross in gulfport/ms

    Bang, 1.7oz $20
    Midnight in Paris 2.5oz $27 (markdown)
    Deseo gift set 3.4oz $25
    tommy bahamas set...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Nope, you still don't got it fanboy, looks like you are bit slower than the other participants hahaha
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    oh, what agression, my friend, please reread what I wrote, to clear up your misunderstandings. I have never been inside any fictious "secretive" production facilities of Creed - they do not exist :)...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    You guys sound like you are fragrance experts but you have no basic clue about production processes?? People, they are even everywhere the same, that's industry standard :) Then again I maybe...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Anybody wonder, why other niche (as well as the non-niche) vendors do not have a batch discussion?

    I can answer this question, I could even put a price tag with it: Creed is not willing to pay...
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    Re: Hugo Boss Just Different - well, is it??

    pleasent but not groundbreaking scent, heavy on apple note on top with much of the regular boss notes following. Reminds me personally of CKin2U.
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    Re: Axe Excite smells like La Nuit

    I have both and I don't see any similarity to be honest - none at all...
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    Re: armani code sport

    it's very similar to davidoff champion, in case you didn't notice. In a side by side comparison however, code sport seems to last a bit longer (or the sprayer puts out more liquid with one spray)
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    Re: Has anyone tried Vanille Marine by Molinard?

    My wife has all three of Molinard's vanilla scents, the regular one, vanilla marine and the more lemony one. They are very similar to each other, basically all the way vanilla as the name implies....
  32. Re: "Givenchy pi neo Tropical paradise", a new hidden gem ?

    Amazing underrated fragrance, very heavy on coconut, bought it right at the airport and haven't regretted it. Don't see much similarity to the regular neo.
  33. Re: La Rive by Scotish..........cheap brand or little known niche/small brand?

    it's Scotish by La Rive...La Rive is the brand :) One of the biggest copycat labels in europe, take a look at their website. As many others have said, their fragrances have an amazing quality but are...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Very true, was just at the TK Maxx in Cologne/Germany, they used to have a large large wall of perfumes - now it has been cut down heavily to a small stand close to the cashiers. As they structurally...
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    Re: Wow, what happened to all Creed prices!

    Still many Royal Waters and SMWs at the local TK (TJ) Maxx (London) at 79,99 Pounds for 125ml, in the last clearance (december) they went down to 60 Pounds -maybe I should start im- and exporting?!
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    Re: Galimard Aventure

    excellent observation tifone. aventure is clearly modelled after Terre Des Hermes, they smell just as you say absolutely identical, aventure only has lesser sillage and longetivity - I guess it is...
  37. Re: New! Tried Gucci Guilty PH yesterday--my take on it

    good frag, although it is very very similar to the new one by d&g, d&g one gentlemen. Not sure if it's worth the hefty price tag.
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    Re: Cuba Paris House?

    To shed some light on cuba paris:

    cuba paris is not a company but a fragrance line by "new brand perfumes" (whose address you will also find on every cuba paris bottle). New brand perfumes is the...
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    Re: TdH Alternatives?

    Ulric de Varens Action

    Some might say, that this is just a copy of TdH, but as the base is considerably softer, I see it rather as a mix betwen TdH and Hermes Eau Concentree Orange
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    Re: Jasper Conran "Mister"

    horrible stuff, I blind bought at tk maxx in london two weeks ago for 9 Pounds/100ml. I should have be warned because there were tons and tons of these, but I bought it anyway. There are few...
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    Re: Joop! Splash ~ new fragrance

    This is one of those fragrances that'll never receive a positive review on basenotes, it's just way too pleasent and mainstream :)
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    Re: Le Male vs Cuba Gold vs 360 White

    Right on the spot. Cuba Gold, Le Male, 360 white are all fine fragrances. To me 360 white however is surely the best pick due to
    - Le Male's pricetag and a bit too much added sweetness
    - Cuba gold...
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    Re: Perry Ellis 360 Black

    Perry Ellis 360 Red = AdG
    Perry Ellis 360 White = Le Male
    Perry Ellis 360 Black = Rochas Man

    Yup, it's neither bulgari Black nor Le Male but inspired by Rochas Man. Spray both fragrances on your...
  44. Re: Does CREED pay people to write positive things about CREED products?

    According to a 2010 Nielsen industry report, luxury goods industry spends >800m EUR per year annually on viral marketing of which ~90% is internet-based viral marketing spend ("personal web 2.0...
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    Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Thallium by Jacques Evard with Thallium being a poison frequently used in murder cases
  46. Re: What are some good similiarfragrances? Or knockoff/imitation of a better rated version?

    the two imitates I mentioned are longer lasting and to me personally even more pleasant, no doubt about it. Spray the original on your right sleeve, the imitation on the left and then compare. Be...
  47. Re: What are some good similiarfragrances? Or knockoff/imitation of a better rated version?

    Similar brand fragrances:
    Perry Ellis 360 red: AdG
    Perry Ellis 360 white, Otto Kern Signature, Cuba: Le Male
    L'essence de Cerrutti: Armani Code
    Paul Smith Man: Dior Homme

    If you are looking...
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    You gotta be kidding, Creed!

    I generally believe that Creed parfumes are heavily overpriced. Nevertheless I decided to get a SMW 1oz when seeing it heavily discounted at the TJ Maxx clearence for little cash. Not for me, but to...
  49. Re: Can you name any EdT's that are better than the EdP's ?

    Can't really say, I remember testing it around end of december/begining of january, but it might have been available already earlier.
  50. Re: Can you name any EdT's that are better than the EdP's ?

    yes, the major beauty chains like Sephora, Marionnaud or Douglas are carrying it in France and Germany, I have also seen it at some DutyFree stores at airports. Should be just a matter of weeks until...
  51. Re: Can you name any EdT's that are better than the EdP's ?

    YSL L'Homme de la nuit. EDP is too feminine for me.
  52. Re: Finally put Cool Water and GIT side by side today.

    Luca Turin gives Cool Water 5 stars, GIT 4 stars in his latest book. Enough said.
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    Wardrobe size limited at 131 fragrances?

    Hi all,

    I frequently rate fragrances directly on their pages in the fragrance directory. At first everything worked well, and the ratings showed up in my wardrobe as well.

    All of the fragrances...
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    Re: Has Dirty English been discontinued?

    Just as Bark said, it depends on what you mean with discontinued.

    I can say for sure, that retailers can no longer order Dirty English from wholesale - it's not in the lists anymore. So you will...
  55. Thread: Fragonard F!

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    Re: Fragonard F!

    To me, Fragonard is a tourist rip off targetted at asian visitors. They advertise heavily their so called "fragrance museums" in tourist guides. The museums are one or two rooms at best and act as a...
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    Re: Givenchy play longevity?

    lasts quite several hours, however the top notes fade really quickly so it is mostly woods that people will smell on you
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    yeah, that sounds right, that was pretty much the original tj/tk price - in the clearance they slashed that price by another 50-60% over 2 markdowns, not just the creeds but prices of many other EU...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Some good clearance offers already in the old world (all in EUR, all at TJ Maxx)

    - tons and tons of Nicole Farhi homme for 7 (they must have bought several containers of these)
    - Jasper Conran...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    3 Creeds at TJ Maxx: Original Vetiver, Royal Water, Silver Mountain Water - at least in the european stores - came across them first hand in one of their London stores (available also online, check...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    Just drove 2 weeks across the country and stopped at quite some TJMs, Marshalls, AJ Wright's and Ross along the way (~20 stores) after by accident coming across this wonderful thread.

    I felt the...
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    Laura Baci Perfumes/Perfumes de Paris

    Is anyone familiar with these fragrances by Laura Baci?
    http://www.parfumsdeparis.com

    They will be on sale at a local store, the store owner seemed genuinely impressed by these fragrances, I...
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    Playboy Fragrances out since June

    Hi, did anyone already have experience with these? How do they smell like? They retail for cheap and are available through discount stores as well as regular parfume dealers. All are COTY fragrances.
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