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    Re: I'm torn. Spice bomb or Chanel Bleu EDP

    "Strange old woman that bathed in spices and bubblegum" or "great clean scent"

    Doesn't seem like it should be that hard of a decision for you op.
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    I'm happy for you op, unfortunately OS is one of the worst I've smelled from Creed.
  3. Re: Chopard Oud Malaki - why more expensive than its counterparts?

    Oud. Seems to be an excuse for companies to charge a premium.
  4. Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    Thanks new guy. Wouldn't calling someone a troll, internet tough guy, or a coward be disrespectful?
  5. Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    Right back at ya!
  6. Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    Guess I'll have to take your word for it, but I'm starting to get the feeling that you make stuff up just to support your opinion.
  7. Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    Leaving a fragrance out in the sun or in extreme heat ruins the top notes. It would smell rancid, not "slightly tinged with alcohol".
  8. Re: Reformulation hysteria on here is comically intense.

    Well said.
  9. Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    Improper storage wouldn't be the reason for a fragrance smelling watered down. If that was the case, the fragrance would smell off. Weak and diluted sounds like a reformulation, which has nothing at...
  10. Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    Story checks out. Must be fake. :rolleyesold:
  11. Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    Looks fine to me. You know where your sample came from? This fragrance has been reformulated.
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    Re: SOTD now shows in forum posts

    Ha! I read "unfaith" as well!

    I'll have to look into it. This feature is paying off already! :smiley:
  13. Re: Is it safe to buy tester bottles from Fragrancex?

    But what about fragrancex guys? :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD now shows in forum posts

    That's an interesting name for a fragrance, socal! :huh:
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    No.
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    Re: SOTD now shows in forum posts

    Cool feature. Thanks!
  17. Re: Is it safe to buy tester bottles from Fragrancex?

    Yes, still waiting for the details on that.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Funny isn't it. On the flip side, I'll often see people say "At first I didn't like this fragrance at all, but then I got a few compliments on it, and now I love it".
  19. Re: Is it safe to buy tester bottles from Fragrancex?

    Of course. Why wouldn't it be?
  20. Re: Calling on Al (FRAGRANCEFANTASTIC1 on YouTube) to see this...

    Its not a rule. Its just something some guy on yt made up.
  21. Re: Givaudan Orpur (r) - what perfumes use these "special" ingredients

    The new Fougere Royale.

    Top: bergamot, Mediterranean herbs, lavender, chamomile.

    Middle: rondeletia, geranium, rose de mai orpur, cinnamon, carnation.

    Base: amber, oakmoss, patchouli orpur,...
  22. Re: Anything Similar to Burt's Bees Cologne?

    Perhaps Monsieur Balmain or Eau de Guerlain.
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Wouldn't that just be her opinion? And what if you asked a 60 year old woman?

    You should learn to better describe the types of fragrances you dislike.
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    Agree.
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Acqua Universalis (not forte).
  26. Re: West Third Brand.... anyone tried their fragrances?

    I've tried 2, Old Bourbon & Vintage Leather. Pretty natural smelling, but longevity is not the greatest. You could do much worse for $36.
  27. Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    What's with this Royal Mayfair nonsense? :huh:

    I'm still calling it Windsor.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Don't you think if you had been wearing Perry Ellis 360 Red, she would've guessed the same? If you smelled 360 Red on someone, wouldn't you likely think it was AdG?
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Not really. It would be more like being able to distinguish the difference between Coke & Pepsi with a blindfold on, and actually, I think many fragrances are more similar than that.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    With so many smell alike fragrances, similar notes/accords, I think that unless you ask the person what they're wearing, you're just guessing.

    I'm reminded of a recent thread where a guy claimed...
  31. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    My guess - no he hasn't.
  32. Re: Serge Lutens scent in Madonna Ghost-town

    Doesn't look like it to me, althought the one on the right looks like an Amouage attar.
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    Re: Looking for a boozy Vanilla

    Another for Mona di Orio Vanille.
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    Re: Buy fragrances in FragranceNet.com

    Ordered many times with no problems.
  35. Re: Anyone buys Amouage from FragranceNet.com?

    Yes, several. All authentic.
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    Re: Which Creed have you bought blind?

    Feuilles Vertes but just a split.
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    Re: Amouage, Serge Lutens and Tom Ford

    Amouage - Dia Man, Beloved Man, Opus VI, Fate Woman.
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    Re: Sorry I know another creed fake question

    Luis also says that Creed have been making fragrances since the 1700s, of course we know that's not true. Do you believe everything salesmen say?
  39. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    That's allowed?

    "All splits must be arranged and paid for in advance of the purchase, with the cost of the bottle posted to the thread."
  40. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    http://images.sodahead.com/polls/002867211/5542474442_3192526_man_eating_popcorn_while_watching_movie_xlarge.jpeg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10631.jpg
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    Re: Amouage - Fate Woman

    I wore it last night, and woke up to it this morning. Amazing stuff!
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    Re: Where to buy Chanel online?

    www.chanel.com
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Agree, and I think your standards differ from the majority of the people in this thread since you seem to be the only one calling for this customer service rep's head on a platter. I'm not sure why...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Their solution is to send the bottle back in exchange for a new one. What's wrong with that? I sure don't see grounds to have someone fired.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    For the most part, why?
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Restitution? Like in the form of a complimentary bottle of Nio, which they have offered from the start?
  48. Re: Allure Homme Original vs Dior Homme Sport

    I'd take the new DHS over Allure, but prefer Allure over the old DHS. Can't get along with the intense ginger in the original DHS.
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    Re: Just purchased original vetiver

    Congrats op. I like OV a lot!



    Far from what I would call an earthy vetiver. Route de Vetiver, ETRO Vetiver, Annick Goutal Vetiver, these are earthy vetivers. Roja's is bright, fresh, and...
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    Re: Tom Ford and Aventus?

    3 out of the 4 reviews for Nero in the directory mention Aventus. It is indeed very similar, but if you can't smell the similarity between AB Silver and Aventus, I doubt you will smell it in Nero...
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    Re: Tom Ford and Aventus?

    Have you smelled Mazzolari Nero? I'm willing to bet if you smelled that on someone in public, you'd think it was Aventus. Hell, I bet you'd mistake AB Spirit Silver for the real thing. They're much...
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    Re: Tom Ford and Aventus?

    You tried 3 and have declared the entire line "vile"?

    Makes sense.
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    Re: Tom Ford and Aventus?

    I agree with the first part, but I guess you're not aware that there are several fragrances that smell very similar to Aventus.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Well this has turned into quite a hairy situation. I've no time to comb through all the details, but it looks like I will have to perm anently cut Xerjoff altogether. They were always a fringe brand...
  55. Re: Similar to Varvatos Vintage but with better longevity?

    Just carry a decant a reapply as necessary.
  56. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    http://cdn-www.i-am-bored.com/media/cp.jpg
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    Re: Scents I smelled today

    Thanks. You're an asset to the community.
  58. Re: very very very SAD with Invasion Barbare :(

    I sampled it when it first came out, then later got a split from a 75ml bottle. Didn't notice a difference.
  59. Re: Diddy's Second Coming: The Music Mogul on Why the Fragrance Game “Needs” Him and How He’s Helpin

    A new cologne, a new cologne
    Tell the world I've a new cologne
    IFRA please take away
    All the allergens of today
    I know that I will succeed
    If I just clone another Creed
    Aventus clone, Aventus...
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    Re: New Montale Shop Opening Paris

    Lol :laugh:

    Too slow for the hed-master!
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    Re: New Montale Shop Opening Paris

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/404867-Montale-fans-shop-opening-(back)-on-May-15-in-Paris
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    Re: How many sprays for work?

    I think you're doing just fine. Have you had any comments? Complaints? Dirty looks?
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    Re: Which is your favorite niche house?

    Still waiting to hear which other niche houses you've tried snowboard brah?
  64. Re: Different bottles of Creed Imperial Millesime?

    Nothing. No difference.
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    Re: Which Amouage to sample for my tastes?

    That's the men's version, XXV. The women's is called Jubilation 25.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/41800/jubilation-25-by-amouage
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    Re: Which Amouage to sample for my tastes?

    Jubilation 25 is for women, you mean Jubilation XXV? It has some fruity notes that may come off as sweet, but it's nowhere near as sweet as some of the designers marketed to men these days. It's a...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    A lot of jumping to conclusions here.
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    Re: Which Amouage to sample for my tastes?

    Not at all, and Memoir & Opus VII are nothing like Jub XXV. I think you will hate Opus VII.
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    Re: Samples of GIT and SMW gone bad?

    Neither. That's how they smell.
  70. Re: Between Alfred Sung Pour Hommes and Thierry Mugler A*men

    Don't blind buy. It won't end well.
  71. Re: Dior Homme versus Dior Homme Intense versus Van Cleef and Arpels' Bois D' Iris

    They literally smell the same to me, but I found I got slightly better performance from Bois d'Iris.
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    Re: Which is your favorite niche house?

    Which other niche houses have you sampled extensively?
  73. Re: Dior Homme versus Dior Homme Intense versus Van Cleef and Arpels' Bois D' Iris

    Bois d'Iris does not smell like Dior Homme/DHI, but it is damn near identical to Bois d'Argent.
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Acqua Di Gio?

    I dislike Acqua di Gio more.
  75. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    Mine is up to date. I just wish there was a feature to show you which members have a certain fragrance In their wardrobe. When you look at a fragrance in the directory, there should be a "who owns...
  76. Thread: Sample help

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    Re: Sample help

    Well, as long as you bought off a reputable seller with a high feedback rating an a return policy, you should be ok.
  77. Thread: Sample help

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    Re: Sample help

    Creed doesn't distribute to fragrancenet, fragrancex, beauty encounter, scented monkey, lilydirect, or any of the other dozens upon dozens of online discounters that sell authentic Creed products....
  78. Thread: Sample help

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    Re: Sample help

    eBay is ok for samples.
  79. Re: 25 Strange Smelling Fragrances You Won’t Believe Exist

    Demeter, ya. They didn't even pick some of the more bizarre Demeter frags.
  80. 25 Strange Smelling Fragrances You Won’t Believe Exist

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7jGRFDxk_s

    Some of them seem pretty tame for us! :lolk:
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    Re: My CREED Top Five Favorite.

    1. Windsor
    2. Royal Oud
    3. Aventus
    4. Spice & Wood
    5. Millesime Imperial



    I will be receiving a split of this soon. I have very high hopes for it.
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    Re: Recommendations for my first Dior

    Dior Homme.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    I guess we can rule out it being Sergio's hair. He bald!

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.15084.jpg
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    Re: New Moderators!

    Just realized that we now have one mod with a Hello Kitty avatar, and another with a Pokemon?!


    :laugh:

    :huh:

    :undecided:
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Creed Feuilles Vertes (split)
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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    Cool!

    Teaser photo:

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.32715.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.2761.jpg
  88. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    Annick Goutal Sables (vintage) - 3 days :shocked:
  89. Thread: Erolfa ?

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    Re: Erolfa ?

    One of my favorites, but longevity is pretty bad.
  90. Re: Can one wear Bond No 9 NY Oud during spring/summer?

    Of course.
  91. Re: Pure white cologne Vs L'humaniste Vs xerjoff nio/kobe

    Kobe smells best to me.
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    Re: Ever heard of Eyotichane by Yo De Baa?

    Nope, never heard of it. Will try to get a sample.
  93. Re: Is this Creed Aventus I bought real or fake?

    So how much were the 2 bottles from Craig's list?
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    Re: Montale Male/Unisex Recommendations?

    Perhaps Sweet Oriental Dream.
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    Re: Montale Male/Unisex Recommendations?

    If you like Leather Oud you may also like Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.
  96. Re: Dior Boutique at the Palazzo just sent me a grey market DHI

    Yup.
  97. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    It's possible to buy a fake anywhere, even official retailers. If the chances of getting a fake from FN are indeed 1% (I think it's much lower than that), then that's a risk I'm willing to take for...
  98. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    My thoughts are that it's either an error, or they're unknowingly selling a fake product. I imagine once it's brought to their attention, it will be removed from the website.
  99. Re: Why do MontBlanc Legend and Abercrombie's Fierce give me anxiety symptoms?

    http://www.psr.org/environment-and-health/environmental-health-policy-institute/responses/whats-that-smell.html
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    Re: Frarances from Amouage

    Reflection Dude. Lyric Dude smells like cheap shampoo.
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