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  1. Re: Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    Come to think of it, that happened w Hugo in the past, which I think is heavy in aldehydes.
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    Re: Wedding Coming Up...What Should I Wear?

    I second this. Will probably be among the next few bottles I buy.
  3. Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    Experienced that once with what I ended up being pretty sure was a counterfeit. Very alarming because I have heard some horror stories about some of the ingredients that are used in fakes.

    Since...
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    Wedding Coming Up...What Should I Wear?

    Here's some advice. Lose the judgement. You asked.

    But for the non-churchgoers, I guess, BdC, TdH, Aventus, MI.
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    Re: Strongest summer fragrance (citrus, fruity)

    Clinique Happy is pretty fruity but in a clean, fresh way. Also Kenneth Cole Reaction. Lots of compliments on Reaction. A sleeper IMO
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    Of recent memory, surprisingly cheap Swiss Army Classic and Kenneth Cole Reaction from the younger ones and the 40+ ones love Dior Homme Intense. Apparently many like the foody gourmands
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    I wanna know where everybody's working that female co workers are hugging all over em.

    New thread coming up. What job gets you the most female hugs
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    Gucci Rush reformulated ?

    Yours is identical to mine with the exception of your expectedly higher batch number.

    Off batches are always possible I suppose or poor results on your individual skin. I wouldn't think something...
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    Re: Gucci Rush reformulated ?

    I did just look at our "bottle" and although it doesn't have the ingredient list, some things were present that appear on your box.

    I think I'd try one from a different source.

    Good luck
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    Re: Gucci Rush reformulated ?

    I just read Tania's review and I had come across that before.

    Both reviews seem similar and parallel our experience.

    I'd see if you could possibly return it and find it elsewhere if it sounds...
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    Re: Gucci Rush reformulated ?

    Look around and see if you can find anything written but I haven't heard that.

    I do recall something about maybe Rush II not being remotely anything like the original.

    If you're talking about...
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    Gucci Rush reformulated ?

    Unfortunately that's not one for which I would keep a box.

    Did yours come from a reliable source?
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    Poll: Re: How to pick just one, and make it count?

    I own TdH pure parfum and GPH II so my input is limited of those listed.

    I love my TdH EDP but unless you go light on the trigger, it may not be subdued enough for your description.

    However, as...
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    Re: Gucci Rush reformulated ?

    Bought my wife some from Sephora or Walgreens online recently and it's anything but tame and weak. Nice unique naughtiness in a Betamax case.
  15. Re: Advice on first choice (bergamot, juniper, amber)

    Isn't Swiss Army Classic along these lines? Big bang for the buck for those notes IMO
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    Re: New Bond- Scent of Peace

    Haha, I guess, but after sampling and buying so much lately, I feel sure enough about this one to want it. Just had to prioritize and it didn't make the budget this year, and it'll be nice to...
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    Re: New Bond- Scent of Peace

    Second sample wear of this for me today, and granted, its my first foray into the house, but I love it, and Aventus Sport is a pretty good description, I think. Honestly, it remained freshly,...
  18. Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    Royall Lyme refers to what we would call colognes as lotions, and it seems like I read somewhere, maybe on their web site, that its sort of a geographical/cultural thing.
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    Re: What are "skin scents"?

    To me, it's not only low projection, but also a milder, almost undetectable, yet ethereal scent. What I prefer on the majority of warm, casual days.

    Scents I can wear often to feel fresh without...
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    Re: Designer deodorant sticks

    Since you mentioned Chanel, I just got their stick to pair with Bleu de Chanel EDT.

    Even though I haven't been a fan of matching deodorant, I also like Terre d'Hermes pure parfum enough also that...
  21. Re: Suggestions for 30 year old girlfriend, help please!

    Chanel Coco parfum that my wife loves (samples at your neighborhood Sephora).

    The straight Coco, not Mademoiselle.

    Sounds like a valiant effort on your part. Enjoy
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    Re: Gift Set's Or Bottle?

    Bottles only (with the exception of one or two that, with experience, I love so much, that I might want an extra fume boost).

    Otherwise, for me, it's just too much stuff to take up space etc.
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    What should I Sample from Sephora next?

    I just bought the first three after many samples from there, so I think it says a lot, although, obviously different strokes...you can read up on the notes and reviews.

    Terre d'Hermes. You can and...
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    Re: Sephora Xmas gift for mom

    +1 on Coco and Miss Dior, and yeah, good idea on getting a free sample of whatever you do decide, to let her try it before breaking open the package.

    One of the things I love about Sephora! Nice...
  25. Poll: Re: I am going to a formal engagement party. what to put on?

    Great! Have fun!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Wow, Windsor? That's no surprise.

    I think I'm just gonna start wearing old spice and paying women $5 for a compliment. :)
  27. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    I couldn't agree more, and that is my approach. It just doesn't work with some for some reason. In all of my brick and mortar shopping, though, I have found some very good SAs, which I now consider...
  28. Re: anyone else disappointed with Green Irish Tweed?

    I will admit that I ended up with a fake once. A really bad one. As in like it was antifreeze with a little essential oils, and yeah, that was repulsive. Just glad I didn't waltz into work before...
  29. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Oh, I do. That doesn't tend to make much difference with the ones who seem to dig in their heels about reducing the quantity of their testers or inventory for sampling purposes though.

    Ultimately,...
  30. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Yeah, I am, but if I can at all find something anywhere else with better service, I'm better off in the end.

    But yeah, I would recommend the same to anyone else. It seems that it works sometimes...
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    Re: What do I need to know about teeth whitening?

    I have used strips with marginal results, especially considering the cost.

    I got far better results with custom-made take home trays from my dentist. Around $100 it seems like.

    Ask them for...
  32. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Yeah. Like if there's something that's not immediately accessible to me, and I ask.

    If they even have a tester at all, many will push me into one of those half squirts onto a card instead of...
  33. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    That's pretty much how I look at it.

    SAs don't always readily hand over a $300 bottle. I was just wondering about peoples' experiences with this.

    Sometimes it sucks when what you want to sample...
  34. Re: anyone else disappointed with Green Irish Tweed?

    From my limited sampling, I would say that I didn't get huge projection, but didn't really want it for this one. It's fresh and to me, doesn't need to shout.

    Longevity, considering that I was ok...
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    Higher quality = Fewer headaches, etc?

    Does any anybody know why it seems that the higher the quality the juice, the easier it is to smell, ie more like clean air than a Mac truck smashing your brain?

    All of my life, so far, I was an...
  36. Re: anyone else disappointed with Green Irish Tweed?

    I have been on the fence with it.

    As the first premium frag I am about to purchase, this is my pre-purchase conclusion.

    1) Positive reviews seem to vastly outweigh negative ones, although I...
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    Sticky: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I will have to say, after not only being skeptical of everything I hear about the scent and wondering if it would even be anything I would tolerate, after giving it a couple days of realistic...
  38. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    Sampled both Chez and Success and liked both of those.

    Bond is a house that strikes my fancy now that my taste has moved beyond that of dept store fare.
  39. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    First, I commend you on your discipline and being realistic about your purchases. Dept stores, particularly, must move tons of product with that approach. Probably works for the weak, uncritical...
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    Help narrow down between four Creeds

    Wearing some Aventus today from a carded vial I scored at Neiman, and WOW! I can't see myself getting too tired of that. It takes a lot to make me melt, and that does a pretty good job of it.
    ...
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    Personally, I don't think I want to be associated with Cool Water, but that's just me.

    It might not keep me from buying it, but would prefer I smell at least a little more unique, for the amount...
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    A lot of well thought-out, considerate input here.

    I'm definitely not pushing anything, and am particularly wary of school wear for a while.

    I'm actually thinking more like 12-14 for him, and...
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    I am new to Creed, as in still in the sampling stage, but I will say that the longer my GIT was on yesterday, the better it got.

    I guess I'll hv to get up at 3:00 in the morning to apply :)
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    I didn't know that the difference between rubbing and spraying would make that much difference, but thanks. I never thought about it.
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    Oh no offense taken. As part of my renovation of an old substandard collection, I am picking up Bleu de Chanel, Terre d'Hermes, and Gucci Pour Homme II to get me though the winter.

    I just found...
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    That's interesting. It's encouraging to hear that these work well in the workplace and I'd be willing to try layers that have been tested already. Thanks
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    You know, noticing a lot written about BdP but hadn't even sniffed it yet. Don't know why not. Tabarome I sprayed on a card but seems like I thought it was a bit much going on maybe. Definitely...
  48. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Again, I just want to make clear that I have received nothing but the best service and consideration at NM, just for the record.

    Personally, I think SA comments like that are sometimes a tactful...
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    UPDATE

    skin tested GIT again today and sprayed a few cards.

    Decided I like GIT most about 6-10 hrs after application. Even lightly applied, if I could figure out a way not to smell it for at...
  50. Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    New idea.

    Always carry a small decant of things that typically get questions.

    When someone falls in love with it, I just happen to have some to share, to defray the cost of my habit.

    I fully...
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    Wow nice!
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    When he starts dating, I should slip him some Aventus and not tell him what to expect. Oh my. Haha!
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    I did think about potential negative effects of absorption at younger ages. Just never know these days. But I'm certainly not vain or class sensitive to insist that they wear royal stuff. Thanks
  54. Re: Do you wear any scent that your mom also wears and love?

    No. And if she started wearing something I was wearing, I would immediately stop wearing it.

    I do appreciate the legitimate responses though. To each his own.
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    When are my sons old enough?

    Being one who appreciates not only finer things but above average hygiene in general (and considering that my oldest son is turning 10 and beginning to emit boy funk :), I have been pondering this...
  56. Poll: Re: I'm losing sleep over this, help me out, Gucci Guilty line or Bleu De Chanel

    +1 for Sephora samples, for the things they carry.

    I have been there a few times a month during an experimenting period and they never bat an eye at 2-3 samples. But I go when I'm not in a hurry,...
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    SMW does sound like it could be worn comfortably with frequency from everything I have read. Have to sample that. Thx
  58. Poll: Re: I'm losing sleep over this, help me out, Gucci Guilty line or Bleu De Chanel

    I agree, but I'm about to buy BdC myself as sort of a decent economical frequent frag and also picking up my first Creed. At Creed level, I can't use it that frequently, but as input for your...
  59. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Awesome idea! Thanks
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    I had a gift offer for this first one, but I love the idea.

    Even though it was expected to be one of about three in regular rotation, and the most premium of them, yes, I'm afraid I would still...
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    Help narrow down between four Creeds

    Hey, everybody.

    Fairly new to the forum and stepping up my collection, beginning with one from Creed. After skin testing MI, Aventus, and GIT, and hope to do so with Himalaya soon, I have narrowed...
  62. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    Perfect!
  63. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    Hahaha! Exactly! Would we look like weirdos if, when asked, we produced a pre-printed card with the name on it and handed it to em? Hahaha

    Hey maybe there's an angle.

    Get some cards from an SA...
  64. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Haha. Yeah as a marketing major and business owner for years, I couldn't agree more. Some just don't get that still.

    And that's a good reminder about how sometimes you don't WANT to be bothered,...
  65. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Makes a ton of sense. Granted at times, I don't look like I fell out of a catalog when I have these impulses and maybe they thought 1) I wasn't a prospect, and 2) I was just scamming on a freshen up....
  66. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    That's funny. Must be some big incentives tied to that juice haha.
  67. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    It hasn't been a problem at NM. I should make that clear.

    It was more of a paranoia from experiences elsewhere.

    I had no idea that they had carded samples there or I would have asked.

    I also...
  68. Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    Imagine having un-monitored access to at least 15 different Creed testers at Neiman.

    Ok, not counting the surveillance system :)

    I have fallen in love with the house, having found a new level...
  69. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    Wow, interesting thread. It hasn't happened much to me in the past since most of my favorites haven't been extravagant.

    It is kind of a wake up call to me, though, because I am about to move to...
  70. Re: Perhaps the worst Grey Vetiver eBay fake of all time

    My affection for GV comes and goes, so that's not bad.

    I'll have to say that after being disappointed in supposedly such a classic in its Guerlain counterpart, I prefer GV over it.

    As much...
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    K Cole Reaction & Swiss Army Classic, believe it or not.


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