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    Recommend: 1 from Paris 1 from Dubai?

    Traveling to Paris and Dubai and looking for some insight. I'm from NYC and have many available scents here, but if you had to purchase just one exclusive fragrance from Paris and another from Dubai...
  2. Re: Splurge Worthy? Eau de Gloire-Edition Millesimee/Cologne Blanche or Vetiver by Dior

    Thanks, Hednic! (and Mrnybluesman too) Hednic, I did find a possible lead on cologne blanche. However, it is pretty marked up so I am debating whether I should go with that or one of the others. ...
  3. Splurge Worthy? Eau de Gloire-Edition Millesimee/Cologne Blanche or Vetiver by Dior

    Let me start by saying, whether a scent costs $50 or >$300, I'll pull the trigger and buy something that smells great (as long as I got the budge :coolold:) With that said, my birthday is around...
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    Re: Traditional Fougere

    +1 Fougere Royale
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    Primer on Lalique Men's Fragrances?

    Haven't tested anything from this house, but I was curious as to where I should start. What does everyone love etc? I was particularly interested in Encyre Noire and Pour Homme Lion. Thoughts?
  6. Suggestion: Green/Fresh/Citrus Cologne for the Beach

    Headed to the beach and I want to find a Green/Citrus/Fresh EDC that I can spray without worry that it will turn cloying or be overly sweet. I already have Sel Marin and Oranges and Lemons Say the...
  7. Thread: Roja Dove Frags

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    Re: Roja Dove Frags

    Now I feel dumb, lol. Thanks, PalmBeach!
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance

    For $75 you should try Mediterraneo or Numero Uno by Carthusia. Slightly above what you wanted to spend, but its a nice introduction into niche scents and safe try for someone your age. You can buy...
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    Re: Will Creed make me come off as a snob?

    Wear a fragrance because you love it. If someone asks you what you are wearing say, "Deodorant?" :bath:
  10. Thread: Roja Dove Frags

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    Re: Roja Dove Frags

    Anyone know how I can purchase Roja's fragrances in the US? Harrod's website says its non-exportable?
  11. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    + 1 Clive Christian X and Creed Royal Oud
  12. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    Haha thanks Os1s. Always appreciate level headed advice ;-)
  13. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    Aedes in NYC is having a launch event on Monday, May 6th for the line. Hope it meets the hype.
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    + 1 Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens
  15. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    Interested in hearing more about this line. If anyone is in NYC, Aedes is going to/is carrying their line. Supposedly they will start shipping orders on May 6th.
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    Re: Brands/Houses that sell discovery sets?

    +1 for Xerjoff sets
  17. Re: Best Creed for an October wedding in UK for a male...

    +1 Royal Oud. Spicy/Woody, perfect for the fall.
  18. Make Recommendations Based on a Poster's Current Favorites!

    There are many iterations of this type of thread, where people make fragrance recommendations based on someone's BNs wardrobe. I thought I'd skip a step and instead of having someone look up your...
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    Le Labo Vanille 44

    Does anyone know how I can purchase the Paris Le Labo Vanille 44 city exclusive? I hear Colette sells it, but will they ship international for this? Anyone know or have experience? Thanks!
  20. Re: Pale Grey Mountain, Small Black Lake - new fragrance from HYLANDS

    Tried all three last weekend and thought they were well composed (I think it's actually HYLNDS, with no A). The new line by D.S. Durga feels related to CB I Hate Perfume without the...
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    Re: What is Your Favorite Minimalist Scent?

    +1 Le Labo Gaiac 10

    Le Labo Vanille 44
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    What to buy at Harrods or Liberty?

    My partner is over in London this weekend. Owes me a gift, and said I could ask for whatever perfume/cologne I want (minus Roja Dove semi-bespokes of course lol). I live in NYC and so have access...
  23. Shhhh! Subtle Fragrances like Le Labo's Vanille 44 and Gaiac 10?

    I used to think that Le Labo's Vanille 44 and Gaiac 10 bordered on the boring. However, after revisiting these last year, I fell in love with how subtle can be stunning. I'm on the hunt for scents...
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    Re: Looking for a floral

    Bois 1920 - Come L'Amore Limited Edition

    Top notes:
    Calabrian green tangerine, South African freesia, solar accord, mirabelle plum pulp, white tea

    Heart notes:
    Sambac jasmine, Egyptian...
  25. Re: Suggestions for a long-time lurker (Prize goes to winner)

    Bois D'Argent by Christian Dior - only available at Christian Dior boutiques (I think the Vegas boutique can ship anywhere- 702-369-6072).
    Notes: juniper berries, wood, amber, vanilla, honey,...
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    Re: Top Notch Sandalwoods?

    You'll have to sell a kidney, but Xerjoff Richwood is pretty potent stuff.
  27. Re: UK Exclusive: Xerjoff Oud Stars, Alexandria Blind Buy? (at Fortnum & Mason)

    Thanks, Palm. I actually spoke to Kron already, just wanted to see if anyone else had smelled this stuff before.
  28. UK Exclusive: Xerjoff Oud Stars, Alexandria Blind Buy? (at Fortnum & Mason)

    Can anyone in the UK, or anyone who has sampled this, provide thoughts on Xerjoff Oud Stars - Alexandria? I'm considering a blind buy so I'd appreciate anyone's input. It's exclusively sold at...
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    In no particular order:

    Sycomore, Chanel
    New Haarlem, Bond9
    Vintage Vetiver, Guerlain
    Puredistance M
    Invasion Barbare
    Jardenia, JAR
    Pardon, Nasomatto
    Cradle of Light, CB I Hate Perfumes
  30. Re: Mona di orio, nombre d ór collection, your opinion the 3 ( three ) best

    Tried them all, I only own Vanille. A field of fresh green vanilla that won't rot your teeth.
  31. What's YOUR favorite Vintage?! Post YOUR pictures!

    It seems everyone idolizes certain vintage formulations, whether Chanel's Antaeus, Creed's Vintage Tabarome, Guerlain's Vetiver, YSL's M7, Patou pour Homme...the list goes on!

    What's your Holy...
  32. Re: Quality?: Puredistance; JAR; MDCI; Lilly de Reve; Jalaine; Nasamotto

    Thanks Mimi and Brian!! I'm really looking forward to trying the JAR line. Brian, It's interesting that you mentioned using other scents as backdrops to JAR's soliflors like Vetiver 46. Would you...
  33. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Pelle:

    Houbigant: Fougere Royale
    Mona di Orio: Vanille
  34. Re: Quality?: Puredistance; JAR; MDCI; Lilly de Reve; Jalaine; Nasamotto

    Bump. Anyone else have thoughts?
  35. Re: Quality?: Puredistance; JAR; MDCI; Lilly de Reve; Jalaine; Nasamotto

    Thanks for all the comments so far, especially starship and cacio ;) When I said quality, I did mean ingredients like Cacio mentioned. However, I was also concerned with balance. I think anyone...
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    Re: French Aristocrat

    This one.
  37. Quality?: Puredistance; JAR; MDCI; Lilly de Reve; Jalaine; Nasamotto

    Hey fellow BN'ers! I'm interested in getting your opinion about which perfume below you think is the best quality/crafted (Note: No, this is not a "Are these pricey perfumes worth it thread"). I'm...
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship

    Windsor by Creed (2009)
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    Re: It's . . . Grrrrrlain! Where do I start?!

    Thanks Thatmakesscents! I like Bergdorff's but they separate the men/women's scents. I guess I'll head over to Saks (though I'm really not fond of the SA's there haha--no offense to any NYC Saks...
  40. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    I love this thread :vrolijk_26:

    For Strange Accord:

    You have quite a collection!! I noticed you have everything from Dirt to Coco. I recently tried CB I Hate Perfume's Cradle of Light...I...
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    Re: It's . . . Grrrrrlain! Where do I start?!

    Thanks for everyone's input so far. I want to add I generally don't love in your face fragrances that are overly sweet--nothing against them, I just tend to get nauseous :undecided:
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    Re: Looking for some valuable recommendations....

    Welcome to BN's!! From the things you've listed, you might want to try Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur.

    If you haven't already, go to luckyscent.com. They sell samples like...
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    It's . . . Grrrrrlain! Where do I start?!

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT992TlvARtU7jMoDBt6Hz-Y2o36GA-TUuO5iiyVXAw-jE2s7p8
    Who knows why, but I've never tested anything from the house of Guerlain (Yet I've sampled the gamut from...
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    Recent Visitors to Creed's Paris Boutique?

    Taking a trip to Paris this August and wanted to know if anyone's recently visited the Creed boutique there? Did they have stock of anything unavailable in the US, e.g. Angelique Encens, Bois de...
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    Bois 1920 Come L'amore Limited Edition

    Anyone try this yet, thoughts? Apparently it was a top five Finalist for the 2012 FiFi Indie Award.

    Top notes:
    Calabrian green tangerine, South African freesia, solar accord, mirabelle plum...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Yes, I hate to continue the thread, but I am running out of my 2010 batch and wanted advice as to whether to purchase batch # A42B11Y02 or # C42B11Z01. Thoughts greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Aventus batch C42B11X02 Comparisons?

    Bump. Anyone else try this? The NYC creed boutique has this in the 500ml size.
  48. Re: Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    Penhaligons Anthology Collection - Extract of Limes...
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    Re: Carthusia - any advice?

    UOMO. UOMO. UOMO. Now say that three times fast :)
  50. Poll: Re: Just bought GIT, what is the next Creed I should buy ?

    Millesime Imperial
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    Re: Woody Serge Lutens?

    Fille En Aiguilles is good option if you like the smell of walking through a pine forest, definitely brings the holidays to mind when I were it.
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    Re: Creed is growing on me like a fungis

    What are the other two in your top three, Checker?
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    Re: Best ouds to looks into?

    This one.
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    Re: I Got noticed...need more like it

    Creed's Aventus
    ...
  55. Re: Typical First Post Looking for Expertise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm not sure which BN'er mentioned this, but don't always do research on scents you are about to test. Sometimes reading reviews or looking at the scent's notes beforehand will deter you from trying...
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    Re: Why do I never get any compliments?

    The scent I get compliments most often than all my others is Creed's Aventus. I think I've read others with a similar experience, you should try it ;) I think it's a niche fragrance that has mass...
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    Re: Slight problem finding my first "scent"

    I'm not sure where you're located, but if you are in the U.S., go to any Saks or Neiman's and have a field day testing out the entire Creed line. If not, I'd go to the perfumed court website. You...
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    Re: 5yr old, 3yr old, playdates and stuff

    Did you think about going with a light spritz of some gourmand scent? I personally don't have too many in my collection, but I'm sure if you smelled like honey, vanilla, gingerbready lol you'd be a...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Part of Carlos Huber's new six fragrance line "inspired by history": Arquiste - Anima Dulcis

    Notes: Jasmine, Vanilla, Cocoa, Chilies, Spices
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 29, 2011

    It's been snowing all day here in NYC, so I decided to go with: Serge Luten Fille en Aiguilles.

    http://www.eluxcubrations.com/wp-content/uploads/fille-en-aiguilles-ok1.jpg
  61. Re: Recommendation Needed: It's 5AM and just rained in a quite forest.

    Thanks for everyone's input!
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    Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    I haven't tested any of Serge Luten's exclusive line yet, but have been meaning to try out Iris Silver Mist and the recent De Profundis. Out of the following list I compiled from SL, which three...
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    Re: The Best Vanilla Colognes

    I completely agree with Olfacta. I gag at most Vanilla fragrances but I can't stop sniffing when I put this on.
  64. Recommendation Needed: It's 5AM and just rained in a quite forest.

    I don't know how else to explain the scent I'm looking for. It's like when you've gone for an early morning jog/walk through the woods right after a rainstorm, that's the scent I'm looking for. ...
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    Re: $1700 bottle of Creed huh?

    Wow, I missed the rest of this thread. I didn't mean to stir the pot with my calculations, it was meant to poke fun --didn't even think about marginal costs ;) silly me. Anyways, I digress. I...
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    Re: Top 5 _________ scents

    Top 5 scents to wear in front of a fire place:

    1. Serge Luten - Fille en Aiguilles
    2. Tom Ford - Italian Cypress
    3. Le Labo - Poivre 23
    4. Keiko Mecheri - Les Zazous
    5. CdG - Wonderwood
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    Re: $1700 bottle of Creed huh?

    250th Creed anniversary = a $510,000 gift for Erwin ($1,700 x 300)...maybe he needs to buy a new sports car. If you want a lengthy discussion about Royal Service, go here:...
  68. Re: Creed Royal Delight vs Creed Silver Mountain Water

    SMW. RD fails to be a delight for me.
  69. Re: Which Discontinuation Would Be Most Devastating?

    Creed MI, Tom Ford Italian Cypress, Mona di Orio Vanille, Houbigant Fougere Royale (though I think this last one is limited edition, it's been available for over a year now).
  70. Re: November Will Take Me Broke - Le Labo City Exclusives vs. Creed's Feuille Verte

    Thanks dollars. You captured exactly why I enjoy the Le Labo scents. I really like the sillage and dry down of the Poivre. It develops into a warm/spicy fire place on my skin with a hint of...
  71. Re: November Will Take Me Broke - Le Labo City Exclusives vs. Creed's Feuille Verte

    Congrats!! haha this thread was my fifth.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Visited MiN New York today, purchased: Keiko Mecheri's Les Zazous. Great fall scent which I find similar to Chergui but with much less slap your face sweetness. (not that I don't enjoy Chergui ;).
  73. November Will Take Me Broke - Le Labo City Exclusives vs. Creed's Feuille Verte

    I sit in bed madly sniffing the back of my hands and forearms. No, I am not crazy, I am just trying to decide which pre-holiday releases by Le Labo and Creed I can justify spending money on. I...
  74. Re: Similar to Jubilation XXV, younger than L'Air du Desert Marocain, L'Homme Sage Divine

    Thanks, Hednic. Still learning the ropes (only recently registered w/ bn's but have been reading it for some time). Haven't gotten to sample any Montale's yet (done the amouages, creeds, killians,...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Arquiste

    New BN'er here (been reading the threads for about a year) and I just spent a good thirty minutes at Barneys. I completely agree with Petruccijc's view of anima dulcis as being a standout. I...
  76. Re: Similar to Jubilation XXV, younger than L'Air du Desert Marocain, L'Homme Sage Di

    Bump. Anyone else out there that likes Creed RO's dry down and knows something that's spicy/woody but less sweet than Jubilation XXV?
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