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  1. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    This sounds like my normal experience with Royal oud. It has excellent longevity but its projection disappears after about 3-4 hours.
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    Re: Noir de Noir by Tom Ford

    I absolutely love this frag. My favorite out of the TFPB. Mine is also the dark colored liquid. It would be a shame if the lighter one strays too far from the version im used to.
  3. Re: Spring/Summer/Year-round Fragrances with BIG Projection and Longevity

    If price isnt a big concern i would recommence the following

    1. Xerjoff Nio
    2. Le Labo Bergamot 22
  4. Re: Thanks Basenotes - bought my first creed - SMW

    I personally enjoy seeing what people think about a fragrance over time. I like the organization and requirement that people try to post in similar existing threads.

    I used to like SMW but cant...
  5. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    I agree with both posters above. The drydown is the worst part of Tuscan Leather as the "ash tray"/ stale cigarette smell is unrelenting. Its a shame as its a beautiful scent in the top and mid notes
  6. Re: Single and looking this summer. GIT? VPH + BdC? Elsewhere?!

    Get a bottle of Green Irish Tweed and Versace Pour Homme and you will be all set. You can easily get both for $200
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I def agree. The osswald sampled seemed bigger than 1ml the last time i got samples from them and their atomizers are excellent.. a lil too good actually. its unfortunate that people abused their...
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I agree re Osswald but i believe they require a minimum of 3 samples be purchased.
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    These two are the only ones that caught my interest from his line.
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    Re: Help Me Decide (M7 And M7 Fresh

    Fresh smells like a lighter version of M7 with grapefruit added to it. At $60, it is definitely worth purchasing. Even if you do not like it, you can get your money back at the very least.

    And his...
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    Spicy, Barbarshop with lavendar sounds like Sartorial Penhaligon`s for men to me..
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    Re: For summer. Which one?

    @OP my choice would ve Virgin Island Water.


    @sdotlow, i don't think its a bond thing rather its a decant thing. quite a few of my 10 ml decant tops and sprayers smell putrid after a while. I...
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    Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    had vanilla and anise a while back. Nothing else has really interested me in their line up
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    Re: Layering Vintage and Reformulated

    Ysl m7
  15. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    i doubt ill be be interested in something that projects from 120ft away
  16. Re: What scents have you been the most surprised by people's reactions to - either positive or negat

    I am surprised you are very surprised by this. It is a great smelling classic! See below



    This is more like it :)

    I am surprised that i get more compliments on Aventus from men than women. I...
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    lol planet fitness
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQfmpXsLV_4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdccUsn8N4Y

    no grunting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeBb-8nWANA
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    didnt sound rude and this is my approach as well.
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    No you are not in the minority.

    anyway, if OP insists on wearing something, perhaps 8711 which should dissipate pretty quickly..
  20. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    Dulcis in Fundo
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    Re: One more niche episode with friends

    im not surprised. that GIT opening can be a bit too harsh or offputting. the beauty of GIT for me is in its dry down
  22. Re: Has your blind buy success rate improved over time?

    I blind buy decants (5-10mls) only when i cant try out a fragrance at a store. I refuse to buy samples from luckyscents etc. I do not blind buy bottles.
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    Re: Cytrusy refreshner for hot weather

    Frapin L'Humaniste fits your description. It may have longevity issues but its a wonderful fragrance.
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    Re: Creed, Aramis, and a few others....

    Nice write up. I agree with your take on all the ones ive sampled.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I did not like the EDT at all. The EdP is more muted and wearable.
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    Re: Bought Mont Blanc Individuel blind.

    I agree with this. They are pretty different to me on the opening. I havent worn Individuel long enough to see how it dries down.
  27. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    I agree with this. I also layer my fragrances quite a bit and i prefer to spray one and then dab on the second (usually stronger) one at pulse points that way i reduce the risk of over applying...
  28. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    Interesting POV. I have noticed that with GIT that i dont experience the harsh opening when i use the sample vials the SA's hand out. And dabs can be as potent as some sprays especially for the...
  29. Thread: Amouage

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    Re: Amouage

    Gotcha
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Vetiver Extrait..
  31. Thread: Amouage

    by papillo
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    Re: Amouage

    because it caters to a customer base that reaches past just its citizens..
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    Check your pm
  33. Thread: Nio or Vetiver

    by papillo
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    Re: Nio or Vetiver

    Tried that a week ago and surprisingly enjoyed it. If only it were somewhat more affordable..
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    Jardin D' Amalfi
    Green Irish Tweed- basenotes..
  35. Thread: Disguised

    by papillo
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    Re: Disguised

    im guessing its an allusion to valentines day and guys disguising themselves to get away from any commitments.
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    I tried multiple times to get past the opening but it was virtually impossible for me.
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    People hate obsession?

    Anyway answer for me is Bond no 9 New Haarlem.
  38. Re: I'm curious, is there an alternative to Creed's Jardin d’Amalfi?

    Yes d&g light blue for women smells like Jardin D Amalfi. Use your own nose and smell it and make your own conclusions
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    Re: YSL M7, new vs. old formula, need some help

    i also prefer the reformulated version to the original.
  40. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    That is rather unfortunate. While the flaccons are beautiful to look out, perhaps you should consider decanting it into something that would prevent evaporation.
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    Re: Fragrance Bout: Battle of the Five Armies

    It is a beautiful scent, and the rose, while slightly dominant ,is not overbearing. It mixes very well with the chocolate and patchouli. It is definitely worth a try
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    Re: Fragrance Bout: Battle of the Five Armies

    2013.
    Nice video, but IMO, tests like these are difficult to base conclusions out of due to he fact that the test subject is experiencing the top notes which in a lot of cases can be very harsh and...
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    Re: Anyone a fan of dolce and gabbana for men?

    I like all versions i've smelled including the dreaded "made in UK" version.

    Its a very versatile fragrance.
  44. Thread: Fresh Vanilla

    by papillo
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    Re: Fresh Vanilla

    This
  45. Re: Finally settled on a signature scent: Green Irish Tweed

    Excellent choice. :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Scent gets you NEGATIVE compliments

    Is it a compliment if he statement is negative? :tongue:
    TdH, "it smells like cleaning product in here"
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    Re: Oops let's try this again.....Neroli?

    If you are looking for a strong, long lasting neroli, check out Profumum Roma Neroli. That one has NO longevity issues whatsoever. Sample it first if possible though.
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    Re: Summer fragrance with power and projection

    i was also agreeing with you...
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    Re: Summer fragrance with power and projection

    I also wear aventus in the summer with no issues.




    LOL the OP already has. @OP, try reflection and ciel man too if you can from Amouage. They are not as popular as the heavier scents from...
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    Re: Thoughts on Ciel Man by Amouage

    One of the few Amouages i like. Very fresh opening and pretty good longevity. Ill probably get bottle of this if i find a decent deal on fragrancenet.
  51. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    mugler Pure shot
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    Re: Neroli Portofino - Bad sample?

    Nope its working as advertised.. it becomes a skin scent around 2-3 hours for me usually. A bit longer if you spray on clothes.
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    Re: Describe Musc Ravageur

    I cant say this enough... if you only love the dry down, get Meharees.
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    Re: Amouages for around $100: what to buy?

    Ahh that makes sense now. I personally would only load up on the fragrances that i love. Perhaps you could buy samples of all the Amouages that you have not tried out and see if there are any that...
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    Re: Amouages for around $100: what to buy?

    I'm a bit confused at your question and what you are loking for. You are dealing with an Amouage SA who i presume would have access to all that Amouage has to offer. Why cant you smell them all and...
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance (Summer > Winter)

    Get a decant of Noir de Noir by Tom Ford. Pure Havane is redundant if you own Pure Malt.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - Thoughs

    i do. Even one spray anywhere above my belly chokes me out. I prefer to actually dab it from the 4 ml samples over spraying from my decants. I have enough to last a lifetime and i dont even have up...
  58. Re: Thinking About Layering Noir de Noir With Tobacco Vanille For Valentine's Dance

    This. I doubt NdN will survive any layering attempt with TV
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    LOL @ L'Homme Blanc Individuel sums PoAl up pretty much, old drenched lady funk...

    Noir D Noir by far..
  60. Re: In your opinion, does it take a certain kind of guy to wear Aventus?

    Anyone can wear it.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    keep up with the ad hominem attacks, you wont last very long here.
  62. Re: A rare day, smelled something on somebody.. guess what it was..

    But.. according to the experts on "most complimented fragrance" thread, it is impossible to stop a random stranger and ask what fragrance they are wearing or compliment them..

    never heard of this...
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    Re: Negative Comments

    I agree 100% Detox. I have changed my mind on several fragrances after testing it more than just the initial blast. Jubilation XXX comes to mind especially. There are very few fragrances that just...
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    Re: Negative Comments

    "it smells like house cleaner in here."

    i had just spayed TdH from a sample. she was right
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    Why stop at mere inquiries, they might as well sue Creed for their "fraudulent statements"

    I wouldn't be shocked to discover that Benjamin Careathers is a member of basenotes...
  66. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Works like a charm EVERY time :lolk:
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    Re: Grapefruit and Woods

    Encre Noir Sport.
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    Re: Summer fragrance with power and projection

    Le Labo's Bergamot 22 is what you are looking for. That or Xerjoff Nio, but i think that one is just outside your budget at $260 for the small bottle
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    Poll: Re: Which one would you choose?

    Bergamot 22. Although i must admit, i havent tried Vertiver Extraordinaire.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water, WOW!

    The highlighted is the only thing that has stopped me from getting a full bottle of this. The lime assaults my nose. Ive heard that there are some coconut heavy batches but never come across any. Its...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus

    This. There are quite a few frags that work the vanilla angle better than TV
  72. Thread: Compliments

    by papillo
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    Re: Compliments

    It doesn't and kudos to him. I never told him not to express himself! But he has no right to call out people as liars when they express what they have encountered which he did repeatedly in his post!
  73. Thread: Compliments

    by papillo
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    Re: Compliments

    OP. Just because YOU have not had the same experiences that others have had with their fragrances does not mean it hasn't happened, doesn't it continue to happen or will not happen in the future......
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    Re: Ultimate love/hate thread

    New Haarlem
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    I see. Thanks for the response. There are some decent deals on there.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    How does the VAT refund work? do they just not charge the VAt when you make a purchase?
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    where did you order from? there is another respected member on here from Nigeria (perfaddict) who i believe can direct you to reputable stores in Lagos where you can pick up Creeds. It is difficult...
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio and Green Irish Tweed

    Both have sharp openings but do not smell alike. I own both and would be willing test out your sample but it appears you like in Canada and shipping may be prohibitive.i am in the US
  79. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    Tom Ford White Suede. Not sure im fan of wearing it past a few hours. I wear it before i go to bed.
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    because quite a few of the recommended frags blow your budget out of the water.
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Body Kouros. Worst part is that it was not a blind buy either. I sampled it initially and liked the smell. Bought a bottle and discovered i could not stand the all day incessant licorice assault.
  82. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Most: Windsor
    Least: Encre Noir Sport
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    Re: How is the projection on Creed Windsor?

    I personally think the projection is pretty mediocre, but thats fine for me. I dont think its a fragrance that will overpower the likes of Aventus if you are trying to get noticed. If you want to be...
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    Re: Most versatile set of Creed fragrances

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Jardin D' Amalfi
    3. Royal Oud
    4. Millesime Imperial
    5. Aventus
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    Re: Fragrance dilemma

    GIT is in my top 3 fragrances of all time. I am addicted to the mid notes of that fragrance. The opening is lil harsh, but that creamy mid gets me every single time. I still need to sample LDDM
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    Re: "Freshest" Amouage?

    Interesting because my brother last week described Lyric as 'fresh" on me. I dont think of lyric as being fresh in any sense of the word. He like heavier scents and ouds though..
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    Re: "Freshest" Amouage?

    i haven't come across any that smells anything like pure white cologne.
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    Re: What do I look like I smell like?

    Oh lord this "scent me" infestation has invaded Basenotes too... :embarassed:
  89. Thread: Washington DC?

    by papillo
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    Re: Washington DC?

    I stopped by Parfums De Marly this past weekend and had a great experience. Sri, initially helped me when i walked in and i inquired about Nio, she offered to open up a bottle for me to smell. She...
  90. Re: Favorite Discontinued and Limited Edition CREEDs that you love and like?

    Windsor
    Jardin D' Amalfi
    Green Valley
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    Re: Which is the Xerjoff I must try?

    Both excellent scents. Nio is more linear than bergamote 22 and features a decent amount of neroli especially in the opening. And B22 is a lot cheaper though.
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    Re: Which is the Xerjoff I must try?

    Interesting. i feel the exact same way about 1861. Way too strong and linear and i find it a bit difficult to wear. Nio on the other hand while linear does simmer down from its somewhat harsh "green"...
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    This is a good policy.
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    Correction, you are a fan of sampling for free before buying. Of course it is prudent to sample before a purchase is made, going repeatedly to the same store to sample over and over again without...
  95. Re: Yeah, I can't find Carolina Herrera CH Men at any store

    I was traveling this past weekend and ran into a kiosk that carried CH men and remembered this thread. I tired it and the opening is pretty synthetic to me. It smells somewhat pleasant but nothing...
  96. Re: Yeah, I can't find Carolina Herrera CH Men at any store

    Whats brought about the sudden spike in interest in this frag. Anyway, OP you can find it only at the Parfum1 website
  97. Re: Concerns about authenticity with my Creed MI

    Could have peeled off from wear and tear or the age of the bottle. Have you smelled M.I. before? How does it smell ?
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

    I personally havent smelled it but the new Paris*LA A Lab On Fire is reported to have a coca cola note.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/A-Lab-on-Fire/Paris-L-A--27619.html
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    Re: Calling on all Encre Noire by Lalique owners

    welcome from Zambia!. I agree with remick in his suggestion of Encre Noire Sport. It is more suitable in that hot weather iMO
  100. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    sounds perfect now. The opening of the old version while pleasant was a tad bit overwhelming..
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