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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Misleading folks is not good marketing.
  2. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    Bond No. 9 Hamptons and Creed Silver Mountain Water. I just don't get it.
  3. Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute – Reissued as a Harrods exclusive

    ha... it's coming back. I'll get a bottle this time.
  4. Re: Any flankers ever come out that are the opposite of "Intense"? Like, I dunno, "Subdued" ...

    Look for the words "Cologne" or "Sport". That's usually a sign of being somewhat subdued. Only exception I can immediately think of is Antaeus Sport. Nothing was subdued about that one.
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    Re: By kilian intoxicated or TM amen

    Intoxicated by a country mile...
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    Re: Creed Vetiver Geranium vs Creed Aventus

    Why not both? They do different things for me honestly.
  7. [USA] Re: Spring Cleaning! ELdO, Creed BdP, V&R Antidote & Some Designers

    Last bump was April. Will add a couple of more - Penhaligon's Endymion for instance - but will update shortly.
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    Re: Is fahrenheit le parfum a worthy buy

    Not a projection beast. To be honest, if you're looking for pure modern, like Paco Rabanne 1 Million for instance, then this isn't the place to look perhaps. You didn't answer my question, so this is...
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    Re: Is fahrenheit le parfum a worthy buy

    Yes, I would say so. You do not have that petrol note to contend with in this version. If you're looking for modern; care to give an example of what you call modern?

    But it's not a scent I'd wear...
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    Re: Is fahrenheit le parfum a worthy buy

    I'd say it skews a tad bit younger due to the sweetness in it; but it's quite a good scent but one I'd agree with above where it's more of a Fall/Winter scent. Boozy vanilla is what most purists...
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    Re: "Fragrances" I hate.

    Hate? Such a strong word... so let me pull out the ones that I've strongly reacted to...

    Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Creed Epicea
    Montale Black Aoud
    Montale Wild Aoud
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    I'm curious about this now... love the bottle, let's hope it's not as dated as Eau Sauvage (sorry, not a fan of any iteration Eau Sauvage)
  13. Re: Attack of the Lightest Creed Scents... Bois de Cedrat vs Cedre Blanc

    Bois de Cedrat goes pretty quiet after 2 hours. I'd say it beats Neroli Sauvage (a favorite of mine) and Cedre Blanc to that punch for disappearing quickly.

    Personally I like the performance I...
  14. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    So... what did we learn?
  15. Re: No bull, do you think different ethnicities prefer different scents?

    That could also be location. It was not a big seller in the black community where I'm from at all.
  16. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Again, we differ. I say it is necessary when it's something that's still being sold and he worked at the company that created that inspiration before... sorta like how Laurice Rahmé didn't credit...
  17. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    But you will never see a press statement like "I desired to make a better version of Guerlain Heritage... my take is Roja Dove Danger pour Homme..."

    That happens, I'll buy two more of his scents*...
  18. Re: No bull, do you think different ethnicities prefer different scents?

    So... we agree that folks will like what folks will like.

    Race doesn't really play as much of a factor as much as culture and exposure would, right?
  19. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    I have to disagree here. Inspired by is indeed a different thing than an all-out clone; but paying homage to a scent that you never really admit to paying homage to is akin to copying - much like...
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    Re: Carven Pour Homme 2014

    Was in Nieman Marcus and tried this. Didn't think much of it at first - violet leaf and (later it hit me) nutmeg. But it wears so damn well even the wife was like "go back and buy it"...

    Which I...
  21. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Give it a week and the question of what fragrance to wear whilst wearing fur coats with diamond buttons and crocodile skin loafers will be asked here at BN.

    Regarding Roja Dove and his scents;...
  22. Poll: Re: Fahrenheit Le Parfum vs Original Fahrenheit

    Prefer original Fahrenheit, but appreciate Fahrenheit Parfum as a descendent with the vanilla amped up yet still masculine.
  23. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    hmm... yeah. I'm pretty horrible at following recommendations wherein I feel as if the person giving the advice doesn't pair up with my likes... much like a lot of what BN recommends to be honest...
  24. Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2015 ?

    Bentley Azure... got this from a trade (thanks Chuck!) and it's been nothing but a compliment getter ever since... who knew!?
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    Re: What would you wear with these socks?

    Creed Royal English Leather with a Breitling Navitimer
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Hearing that this will be around for a while lessens my haste for purchasing this. But... knowing how Creed raises their prices, this is looking like I might purchase this one whenever I first see...
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    Re: 80s scent to go with Kung Fury?

    That's the awesomest thing I have ever seen. Ever.
  28. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Absolutely love how this deceptively simple question has led to a 4+ page discussion. It makes the differing opinions and talk points come to the surface it seems...

    Personally? It's not the...
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    Re: english laundry, original penguin thoughts

    English Laundry Arrogant - that one I liked.
  30. Re: Goodbye from my collection, Mugler Cologne (and a few others)

    Giving a scent to a more appreciative friend is always a good way to go in my book.
  31. Re: Bond No.9 Cooper Square Longevity and other issues

    I'd have to say that this one, while not exactly a projection beast; but the longevity on Cooper Square was great. Very boozy, some powder, but definitely not a weak scent in terms of longevity.
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    If Kanon can do oud, so can Hugo Boss... I guess. Wow.
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    I own both 2009 & 2010... love it to death but I'd still have to say no.
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    Re: Is Creed playing games???

    Supply and demand. It's the game they're playing rather well.
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    Re: Creed Winsdor to be re-released July 2015

    Creed Original Cologne was later renamed Creed Pure White Cologne. They've done it rather recently; no comment on the sense in that though.

    Edit: Didn't see that somebody answered that one...
  36. Re: Comme des Garcons x Monocle - Your favorite

    Exactly this for me as well...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I'm actually starting to really slow down on my collecting... I'm at 236 bottles; but I've been on the decline these last two years.
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Past tense; Purple Patchouli and Amber Absolute. Present tense; Plum Japonais, London and Tobacco Oud.
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    I've never had a sample go bad that quickly; but I've had a sample go bad. Especially when exposed to a lot of heat and/or sunlight. Neroli Sauvage sample I had went way off that I had in the car...
  40. Re: Does Kilian Hennessy have his own rehab clinic?

    So far I've only found Cruel Intentions, Straight to Heaven and Taste of Heaven to my likes. I've yet to test Vodka on the Rocks and Single Malt; but I can't say that I'm particularly more fond of...
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    Antillone - the secret behind Aventus?

    Antillone was created in 2008, Aventus came out in 2010. Hmm...



    Could this be the "secret" behind Aventus or any of the pineapple-y clones as of late? Read more here...
  42. Re: Green Irish Tweed aka Niche Flexall 454 smells old.

    I've not picked up a Flexall vibe from GIT.
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    Re: Is This Fahrenheit Fake???

    Wow. That's an obvious fake.
  44. Brooksfield for Men vs. John Varvatos Artisan Acqua

    I kept trying to figure out why the John Varvatos smelled so similar.

    Here's something that only I have picked up... but to my nose Brooksfield for Men (1993) and John Varvatos Artisan Acqua...
  45. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    For me, it's quite a few but Dior Homme Intense, Montale Black Aoud and the entire Caron masculine line that I'm just not a fan of yet the hype and praise continues for those. I would have said...
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    What scents do you wear whilst relaxing?

    Funny thing today... my wife called me out on this one.

    Whenever I'm just going to relax around the house - I've already done my errands, whatnot - I tend to wear the same scent. She doesn't mind...
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    No. I've honestly experienced it. It may not have been Paco Rabanne 1 Million, but it was something that should have been worn at the club instead of the gym and while spotting me, I just couldn't...
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    Re: How often do you regret your SOTD?

    ^ This. It's rare enough for me to not remember; however it's happened.
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    I'm like above - I wear nothing before a workout... save that for afterwards. Sprayed up dudes at the gym are why I go at 5am now instead - just to avoid some meathead with 14 sprays of 1 Million...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Let's just agree to disagree.



    First part, agree. Second part, disagree. Glad to know we're the same age though, grants me insight.



    Nothing to apologize nor be afraid of to be honest....
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Good advice, but "retroscentual" is not a new trend. I was hit with that "old man" scent mentality way back in 2010 here - I think this was my first time I heard that word...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Yet what you've listed out would not be the target the OP is looking for. In fact, I'd say you've listed out stuff that my 40 year old self avoids because the smell dated to even me, and I'm 9-10...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Stay away from the houses of Azzaro, Givenchy (for the most part) and Aramis and start looking at Comme des Garcons (Blue Santal or Wonderwood perhaps), Tom Ford (Neroli Portofino for instance) and...
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    Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    To be honest, as do I.



    Ok... now this I can fully get behind.
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    Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    Royal Mayfair, that's a golf course in Edmonton Canada... I'm skeptical of this name.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    First Viffer's Roja Dove resolution, now yours. Today is a great ending for two problematic threads... awesome!
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    Awesome resolution. Impressed extremely with how Roja Dove himself handled the situation and you.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    Usually because it wasn't popular enough to continue production.
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    Yes. Feel free to send me your bottle since I'm in the middle of nowhere (not really) and they rarely use fragrance here (again, not really) and TdH will make me stand out like an Aventus owner...
  60. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    I just want to know if the order has arrived/was shipped...
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    Re: Which Creed have you bought blind?

    Scent of Oger as well and Tabarome Millesime... had tested the rest.
  62. Re: Ralph Lauren Purple Label or Gucci Pour Homme 1 purchase -- which?

    Although I'm a huge fan of Ralph Lauren Purple Label; I have to say go with the Gucci.
  63. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    What the heck happened to this thread!?
  64. Re: Do the Aventus clones receive the same amount of complements as the real thing?

    LOL

    But seriously... I've gotten compliments from a GIT clone that, to me, projected better than the real thing. So I wouldn't be surprised if you wore an Aventus clone and that person were to...
  65. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    I'll have to go with cumin... done wrong, it goes way too close to B.O. for me... not a fan.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    You know... it's funny. I sorta took your challenge; looked at what I had in my collection and I could pare down to 30 that are absolute higher in my rotation and even more honestly, the very few...
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I actually keep a list of how I rotate my scents... here's a sample from one onsite project I was on in 2013 for instance. I just find myself rotating them for office, come home then...
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    Re: Tom Ford and Aventus?

    I'd almost say that if you like Aventus, you'd almost like Tom Ford Plum Japonais. A bit of fruit (plum), some smoke and incense as opposed to the birch tar in Aventus, but you'll find that Tom Ford...
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Summer-y, indeed but I get no leather from this. Almost get the same sawdust vibe as in Armani Mania near the end.

    This thread has me looking at quite a few scents I either have had, currently...
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    Re: choose 1 of 3 please

    Caron Pour Un Homme would be my choice...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Guess that's as good as it will get for the OP. Hope this ends well...
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    I think choices are always the ultimate reason behind why we look for more scents... at least that's my reason for this inquiry. And besides, I knew that Basenotes would deliver.

    See all above.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Holy cow. I have never picked up leather in this and I own this. Wow... eyes have been opened.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    I'll have to revisit this. I remember not liking this take on Fahrenheit at all for some reason.



    Hmm... of all things, I didn't even think of this. I have a healthy amount laying about, will...
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    Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    I've been noticing your posts about this and just wanted to say thank you for the education and opinion.
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    Summer Leather?

    Besides Helmut Lang Cuiron and perhaps Mark Birley's Charles Street, do you guys have any suggestions for a summer leather that plays nicely in the heat? In most cases, I'd say something like Creed...
  77. Re: Tom Ford Bois Marocain - Dry and woody as a bone

    Loved this one when it was out. I kept postponing and postponing only to have it and Purple Patchouli discontinued before I got a chance to purchase them. By luck, I found a bottle of Purple...
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    Re: A really weird Aventus story

    This thread is nothing but pure entertainment...
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    Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    Yep. I think what did it though was Roja Dove's "tutti frutti aoud" announcement. Seriously... Candy Aoud.

    It'll take something awe-inspiring to get me to look for an oud based scent now.
  80. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    This thread has opened my eyes to the business practices of Bond No. 9. Even if half true; this is just plain ugly.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Well... I was going to purchase Xerjoff Fiero. That's never going to happen. The other thread about Bond No. 9, if it proves true; I'm off of them as well.

    There's no excuse for them to respond...
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I've yet to explore the differences between the strengths of Roja Dove's offerings, but I can easily say that I will own Enigma come this fall. NO WAY in the world I'd attempt to wear that anytime...
  83. Re: What are the discontinued fragrances you'd want to sniff?

    I had a run-in with this one when I came back to the US from Germany in late 2001. This one had a seriously clear oakmoss note that was enjoyable, but the top noted reminded me a lot of Neroli...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Oh that's downright horrible customer service. Not cool at all.
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    Re: You can only have one

    Creed Windsor more than likely. It fits my style quite nicely.
  86. Re: What are the discontinued fragrances you'd want to sniff?

    Guerlain Djedi
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    Re: A really weird Aventus story

    You can't secure a Travalo? I've seen them at department stores. That's about 7-14 bucks.
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    Re: A really weird Aventus story

    This.
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    Re: My disappointing Z01 experience

    There's no tonka bean that I detect in Scent of Peace for Him. It's not a listed note.
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    Re: My disappointing Z01 experience

    You've found a scent that works for you!

    I have both (I have a 2010 batch of Aventus) and Bond No. 9 Scent of Peace for HIm; wife likes both, prefers the Bond. But I find both enjoyable but not...
  91. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    I try to keep it up to date, however I've my own system locally and stored elsewhere.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd May 2015

    Creed Neroli Sauvage
  93. Re: 25 Strange Smelling Fragrances You Won’t Believe Exist

    Wait... #22 says Marvel (comic) superheroes... yet shows a pic of a DC (comic) Superman picture?
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    I don't think anybody would be accepting of hair in their bottle.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Sigh.

    I cannot point out an more that this is: 1) unfortunate, 2) needs to be resolved by the manufacturer, 3) the OP might have to take charge since the manufacturer has yet to respond in a...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Agree. And I stand by the bitching and moaning statement.



    I just don't think Xerjoff takes customer service seriously. But they would take it seriously if a store had an active RMA with the...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    You're reading a bit much into what I've said; but let's continue with it. I never said it wasn't a manufacturing issue. I said the manufacturer just doesn't seem prepared to fix this situation. ...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    If they sent out the bottle directly to the OP, I'd say you're right. I might be assuming a lot in the this next part of my reply; however if he purchased it from a retailer, they should be the ones...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Mind you, even though I'm quoting you, I'm actually speaking in general terms. Please don't take my comments below as something pointed to you, viper.

    I've seen worse instances of customer care...
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    Re: Luxury Leathers...

    Mind you, I'm not as well versed as Remik nor as well experienced as Hednic; however I have tried all three and found the Clive Christian the least challenging and more wearable in many situations...
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