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  1. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Heritage and Royal Oud are my current dumb reaches...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    This sounds nice though I really love the galbanum and angelica in RO and would miss it. I may sample it. Currently, I just find RO incredibly satisfying, especially in cooler weather.
  3. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night and tonight will be Royal Oud.
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Great advice. I lucked out with a bit of patience on both my recent vintage purchases. I snagged a full 75ml bottle of 2011 Royal Oud for 140 from an incredibly kind seller and a full 50ml of vintage...
  5. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Whoa this sounds awesome. I use their soaps and body washes quite a bit. Will def check out.
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Nice! Yeah, I find my 2011 bottle to be cozier and warmer than the newer, more brisk batches.
  7. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Great essay. Engaging, provocative, and well-written. I don't agree with all of it and that makes it all the more interesting. The appeal of niche to many seems very much rooted in a need to be...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    No, that's perfect! Thanks for your detailed response :). My current decant from 2018/19 is very much as you describe 16L01 - airy, rounder, spicier even as the angelica and galbanum seem more...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Diamond Joe, how does 16L01 compare to 11X01? I just snagged a bottle of 11X01 but don't want to burn through it. I have an opportunity to grab a bottle of 16L01 for daily use and am curious. Thank...
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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    My main choices this year are Royal Oud, Heritage edt, and Grand Soir.
  11. Re: All Season - All Occasion Fragrances with Very Good Performance.

    Bleu de Chanel edt/edp, Green Irish Tweed, Aventus...
  12. Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Asking too much: Oud Wood Intense because I'm not yet a leather daddy.

    Second skin: GIT/Aventus
  13. Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    The warmest frag I've encountered so far is MFK Grand Soir. Not quite spicy though it is resinous. It wears like an incredibly comfortable sweater on cold nights.
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    Re: Rip git

    I think it's nearly impossible for an aspect of style (including scents) to be dated. Never mind the inherent subjectivity, trends in style often repeat. I mean the kids are wearing FiLAs again...
  15. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    So after more than a few weeks of wearing both vintage and modern Heritage edt, I'm actually leaning a little more toward the modern iteration. It's a bit lighter and more effervescent. In some...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017. I'm giving it another shot. I loved it at first but, for some reason, it became quite synthetic to my nose. I took a break from it to better assess my reaction and am...
  17. Re: Habit Rouge, Heritage, L´Instant or Egoiste

    Heritage edt for me. Both vintage and modern are absolute gems.
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    One thing that I'm noticing with the two vintage frags I own (Royal Oud and Heritage) is that they have great longevity but project less. They, however, come across as smelling far more natural as...
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    It's really evident in Aventus and I would argue drastically so (compare a 2010 bottle with a 2019 one and they might as well be different scents entirely). It's not so evident in other Creeds like...
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    hahaha :grin:
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    Haha yeah it seems both sites have their own versions of gatekeeping. With Heritage and now Royal Oud the differences are palpable though. On the other hand, I much prefer newer iterations of Aventus...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    16M01 is my personal favorite next to 17S01 but 19P11 always garners compliments.
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    hahaha :). I got a pretty outstanding deal on this bottle. Also, if I rotate a frag in, I force myself to rotate one out. I'm still only at 11 bottles atm (and 5 bazillion samples and decants :-/). I...
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    Is it still a fragrance you reach for, hednic, given your collection?
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    It's fast becoming a favorite for me as well, especially as the weather cools down :).
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    Thanks, speckmann0706. I got it at a price I couldn't really refuse. The seller was really cool about it. It seems like a real gem.
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    Vintage Royal Oud

    Going down the vintage rabbit hole (I blame Zealot Crusader), I happened to snag a 2011 bottle of Creed Royal Oud. Similar to my impressions of vintage Heritage edt, the older stuff smells richer and...
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    Re: dead poets society

    This a good point about the setting of the film. My picks were more evocative that accurate. Chanel Pour Monsieur may be a better choice...
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    Re: dead poets society

    One of my all-time favorites films...I have to go with Heritage and/or Green Irish Tweed.
  30. Re: Request : Woody oriental, creamy and airy

    Tom Ford Oud Wood comes to mind (there's no discernable oud in it).
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I mean if you happen to like PdM then continue to enjoy their scents. For me, at least, they're a house that I found alluring three years ago when I first began investigating frags. That allurement...
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    I love using songs and music in general as an analogy for fragrances. Tangentially, how many of us have heard a song or album and thought, "Meh, where's the hook?" Only to realize after a handful of...
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    Lucky Scents has saved me a lot of money. There samples are spendy but it's, ultimately, more cost-effective than even buying $20- $30 decants.
  34. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    Agreed. Perfect for Fall/Winter imo.
  35. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    I made a thread about this that ought to answer your question: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/470281-I-just-picked-up-a-vintage-bottle-of-Guerlain-Heritage-(gold-cap)-and-am-wondering
  36. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    Blind bought the modern Heritage edt. Absolutely love it and it's currently in my top 3. Just purchased a bottle of the vintage gold cap Heritage edt and it's simply amazing. For reference, I put it...
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    Re: Spicebomb without the sweetness?

    Tobacco Oud
  38. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree with that assessment of Siberian Summer though, for me, it's the birch and camphor that stand out the most. I'm working from home and can still smell it on my arm from last night. It does...
  39. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    Heritage edt
    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
  40. Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Current favorites as the weather cools down:

    1) Guerlain Heritage edt
    2) Green Irish Tweed
    3) Grand Soir
    4) Aventus
    5) Oud Wood
  41. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm wearing Siberian Summer for the third time. The opening is bright and fresh but quickly fades. What I mainly get is a lot of smoky birch and camphor. It reminds me of the embers of a campfire...
  42. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    I would say similar though the vintage juice seems more golden while the modern stuff is a light brown.
  43. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    Creed all day haha. Considering the price point, you'd think their caps would be better. I love the caps on MFK and the magnetic ones on Chanel and Dior.
  44. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    Absolutely. I kind of lucked out though. I managed to get a BNIB 50ml gold cap bottle for $70. Seriously debating a backup though they're more than twice that for the most part.
  45. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    I wore the current version last night and, as many have already said, it's brighter, a bit more effervescent, and projects more. It remains fantastic though vintage is on another level. Perhaps it's...
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    Re: Aventus the next Cool Water?

    Can we sticky this? Haha great reply...
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    Re: Aventus the next Cool Water?

    My experience also living in a major city and rubbing elbows with some big wigs. Most folks don't know or care about frags outside of what might smell good in passing. Some cultures outside the...
  48. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    Completely agree and I think it easily beats out a lot of niche frags cough Roja Dove cough :).

    I am curious what Danger smells like in comparison to the various iterations of Heritage though...
  49. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    Second wearing today. I'm smelling the magic now. It is quite richer and deeper than my modern batch though I love that as well. The spiciness that I smelled last night is not nearly as evident. For...
  50. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    I believe it was one of your comments from a few years ago that clued me in on the differences :).
  51. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    I think my new bottle is 2018 as well. I absolutely love it. It's fast becoming my dumb reach in cooler weather. It's just a beautiful, confident scent.
  52. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    So I just sprayed the vintage on a clean napkin and, Good God, is it gorgeous. Perhaps, it reacted in an odd manner to my skin last night. It is so dang rich.
  53. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    It seems smoother imo, especially with the sandalwood and patch. Also, I get very little pepper in the modern version which I like. These are initial impressions though.
  54. I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    What's your take on it if you own it and have compared it to the newest iteration? I'm getting a more of a spicy accord in the vintage bottle than in my new bottle. It seems the oakmoss fixative is...
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    Re: Guerlain EDT and EDP

    I love the edt and have a vintage gold cap on the way as well. Perhaps I should try the edp as well.
  56. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Heritage edt. Just ordered a vintage gold cap bottle as well. I hope it's good (fingers crossed, small animal sacrificed).
  57. Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Easily, Guerlain Heritage edt and Creed Virgin Island Water. Top 5 frags for me atm.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    For me, it's GIT, Aventus and VIW. Those are all easily in my top 5 favorite frags as well. I have a decant of Royal Oud that I enjoy but am not sure if it's bottle-worthy for me.
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    Tuscan Leather is the gold standard for me. I have to say though that Tuscan Leather Intense was pretty impressive as well. It's almost too realistic a leather frag though.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    You nailed it. Rose accords flourish among men throughout the Middle East. I'd argue that overtly masculine and animalic scents are becoming increasingly popular among gay men as well, at least, some...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    For me, at least, I'm not so sure. I've never smelled Noir Extreme until the other day. I sprayed my hand a few times and began to walk around the mall. About five minutes past the opening I kept...
  62. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    Absolutely. I'm loving GIT and Héritage edt at the moment. Guerlain Vetiver too. Also, a particular batch of Aventus that favors oakmoss is also beautiful this time of year for me.
  63. Re: Fragrances you feel wear just perfectly, longevity, sillage, projection...

    +1 for Heritage. What an absolute gem. I'd also include Grand Soir and GIT.
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    Re: Beta Male Scents

    Only a beta would feel compelled to impress upon everyone his alpha status in, of all things, an online forum on perfumes :lolk:.
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    Re: How is current Egoiste?

    Thanks for that! It will be my next frag purchase. I'm obsessing over sandalwood right now and that makes me want to consider vintage but I also don't want to break the bank over a somewhat small...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    This was getting some hype again recently so I decided to sample it and am wearing it now. I swear I've smelled this before and was driving myself crazy until it hit me. This smells almost EXACTLY...
  67. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Not almondy haha. Almost bitter-ish vibe. I'd say I'm getting something akin to your 2013 bottle in the later dry down - green with perhaps the iris and violet playing a role. It's just weird because...
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    Re: Dak Prescott cologne

    It'll be incomplete ;). (Seriously though, he's starting to look like the real deal).
  69. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Dry down question for everyone: How salty seawaterish is the ambergris in the dry down of your respective batches? Our brains and noses are notorious for tricking us by blocking out or blinding us to...
  70. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    That's a really good price! There are some concerns that the top notes fade as GIT ages but I found my 2015 bottle to bit quite rich in terms of the violet leaf and sandalwood. Great stuff. Glad you...
  71. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I definitely don't get Febreze either. In fact, I don't get much of a soapy/cleaning vibe at all from GIT. I will say though that I really disliked GIT at first. It smelled like a freshly cut lawn to...
  72. Re: Why I cant find the perfect scent ?

    That's like asking for the perfect meal. It's untenable. No matter what, your senses will fatigue and want something different if you eat or wear the same thing long enough.
  73. Re: Heritage pour homme or Habit Rogue?

    Heritage edt is my current favorite in my rotation now that the weather has cooled a bit. I absolutely love it. The Sandalwood is just epic imo.
  74. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    Also agree haha. There are simply so many avenues to acquire frags these days. There's no way my collection would exist without all the FB groups and whatnot. Then consider boutique houses like...
  75. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Probably Chanel Allure Sport Cologne and Aventus. The latter remains my most versatile frag and I always enjoy smelling it.
  76. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    I have to agree with this. The only downside are the more stringent IFRA regulations. I just smelled an early 2000s bottle of D&G Pour Homme and I can't believe how natural it smells for a designer...
  77. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Whoa! Did you go through Alan at Beverly Hills Perfumery? I know he may still have some 13's. Can you compare it to newer batches? It'd be great if you could give us all a detailed breakdown :).
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    Re: Tobacco Oud or Oud Wood

    Yeah, I totally agree with this. Both are distinct from one another. I obsessed over Tobacco Oud for over a year before finally growing sick of it and am now really enjoying a 2013 bottle of Oud...
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    Re: Creed Layering Thread

    Yeah, this is my favorite as well. I absolutely love it.
  80. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    How can I forget? The sandalwood in GIT is also beautiful imo.
  81. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Guerlain Heritage edt is tops for me. I love the sandalwood in it. I also like the sandalwood in Tom Ford Oud Wood quite a bit.
  82. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    I get a sweet whiskey note on my skin that lingers for a good while. Definitely leans more tobacco/oud though.
  83. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    Not sure if we're still considering it niche but Tom Ford Tobacco Oud is a masterpiece as far as boozy, tobacco frags go.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    The 19's are more reminiscent of some of the 17's than 18's. They still don't have nearly as a strong of a base though and I'm not sure if maceration/maturation is going to change that. They lean...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    Lost Cherry. It sounds like some salacious homage to Nabokov. They might as well have named it Hidden Hymen.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's hot and humid - perfect for Virgin Island Water imo...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Apples and oranges or, in this case, apples and pineapples. 17T is heavy on the vanilla and apple. 17W11 is heavy on the vanilla and pineapple. Personally, I prefer 17W11.
  89. Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    Nah, Aventus is still $300 at Costco. 100ml of GIT can be had for $125 for members last I checked though. That's an absolute steal.
  90. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
    Replica Jazz Club
    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne
  91. Re: Scam, Shill or Just Two Low Watt Bulbs in a Bidding War?

    I feel like it's some version of all of the above. Here's a $500 brick for sale on Ebay that some folks buy: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Supreme-Brick-FW16-/263701045125

    Also, 16K11 is not rare at...
  92. Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Personally?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    Virgin Island Water
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I still love Tuscan Leather and am on my second bottle. Tobacco Oud remains one of the best tobacco frags out there though I’m sick of it after more than a year of wearing it. I find a lot of their...
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    Re: Favorite "fresh fougere?"

    +1 Green Irish Tweed
  95. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    Bleu de Chanel edt/edp was an easy reach when I was dating around as was Tuscan Leather. Both were received well. Now I sometimes torture my SO with ouds and some heavy animalic frags like Oud Wood...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Is it smokey pineapple goodness like 19P01? That seems to be your top batch :).
  97. Re: We did it! Got my eau sauvage parfum 2017!

    It's an absolute gem. I love the lavender accord in this one.
  98. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne - a simple, refined take on citruses with very good longevity. A total sleeper imo.

    Creed Virgin Island Water - The lime is outstanding in this one. Also, I never...
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    Re: Grand soir

    Interesting. I ordered a sample from MFK late 2018 and then purchased a bottle on a reputable Amazon seller. Bottle is identical to the sample and GS remains one of the strongest, sometimes...
  100. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Dunhill Icon - I learned I really dislike neroli, especially the overly synthetic variety.

    Remy Latour Cigar - I felt I needed an Adidas track suit to fully understand this fragrance.

    Chanel...
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