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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Blast from the past! I used to love Curve - I still keep a bottle in my truck as an "air freshener"
  2. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Have been looking for Cuir de Russie Parfum, thanks Cevenol!
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    Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    I would recommend Feve Delicieuse out of your list. Where are you quoting prices from by the way? $60 for that stuff is a pretty good price
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    Re: My Tom Ford Private Blend Collection.

    Very nice collection! I'd parrot what others have said, and recommend Tuscan Leather to add to your collection, and/or Ombre Leather. Both are very nice fragrances, with the Ombre Leather being...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    What are you calling me a liar? I own two bottles of 2010 Royal Oud and I'm happy to take a picture of either/both. Batch code is A4310K01. I was first introduced to it by Opiate, who very kindly...
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    Re: Creed aventus batch S16C01 fake?

    Sorry man, I think its fake too.

    Whats the batch number say on the bottom of the bottle? (or better yet, take a picture of the bottom of the bottle)
  7. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Yes! Feel the force flowing through you! Welcome to the club :) I either overspray, or I decant and refresh my SOTD if its one that dies after 4 or 5 hours (which most do)

    6 sprays from the old...
  8. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Man that offensive line is BAD. and Goff isn't a good enough QB to overcome O line issues unfortunately (for Rams fans).
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    Re: WTB: Egoiste Cologne Concentree

    Thank you scentseater! Anybody else out there?? would really love to get a 100ml bottle in my hands..
  10. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I hope your La Nuit de L'Homme has the metal cap (2009-10 vintage), Jake Stiebs, cause if it does, it's mine!
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    If Zealot Crusader is saying there are more PdMs that he likes than dislikes, thats saying something!


    Agree 100%. I've said it before, Layton is one of the most "opulent" and/or "regal"...
  12. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    You wouldn't want my liver, Orca or not!

    and I'm not too young to steal your Chanel pour Monsieur, so fork it over!

    edit: dammit, Zealot Crusader you beat me to purecamel's wardrobe! just for...
  13. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    *Double Post*
  14. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'll take your Koh-i-Noor, avo1811!!

    edit: Dammit purecamel beat me to the punch. No Areej for me :cry:
  15. Re: Help me find a Wedding Scent out of these....

    I'd go with Royal Oud. You really can't go wrong with it and its unobtrusive enough so as not to overshine anybody else (bride's) fragrance.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    So do I, and so do I!


    Totally agree, I adore both DHP and FP and do see the similarity in "heft" and feel. Both are masterpiece, 5 star fragrances IMO
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    No, but if you could forward my post on to their HR dept, I would happily take some of their stuff in exchange for defending them!
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Actually, the majority love PdM. Its just a small very vocal minority who bash them at every turn. Layton has a 4.4 rating on Fragrantica with almost 1,500 votes. It has a 4 star rating on here with...
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    Re: Batch Mixing - 19P11 & 19S01

    Don't even do it man. Way too risky. You'll ruin your Aventus!!
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    3 bottles on ebay; $585, $600, and $800 :shocked:
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    "Excuse me, sir, but would you mind opening your unbelievably rare, possibly last unopened flaccon of Bois de Santal in the world, to decant me a 2ml sample?? I can't afford to buy the bottle if I do...
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    I'm sorry I wasn't clear - I loved Bois des Iles when I smelled it (on someone else). So much so that I immediately began looking for it to buy for myself. But I didn't realize that there were...
  23. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    ^^ I'll take your original (Tom Ford) formula Gucci Pour Homme please!
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    Re: Classic vintage colognes

    Not sure its the most "woodsy", but... Chanel Pour Monsieur
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    Mysore Sandalwood

    I love this note. Those fragrances I've smelled with *real* Mysore sandalwood are absolutely magical. I love sandalwood as a note in perfumery in general but that Mysore stuff is truly amazing. I was...
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    Re: Creed aventus batch S16C01 fake?

    I don't think Creed made Aventus in those 100ml bottles until 2017. So, fake.

    Wrong forum BTW
  27. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    I love Egoiste, but if you are interested in the Dior Homme DNA, I highly recommend you try Dior Homme Parfum.

    It is by far the most masculine of the Dior Homme line, deeper, darker, and richer...
  28. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    It does.
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    Congrats! I tried so hard to like Heritage, but at the end of the day, I couldn't get over the dominant patchouli note. Probably my least favorite note in perfumery
  30. Re: Today was the first time I tried Creed aventus

    Agree that Silver Mountain Water is one of the worst Creeds, but my favorites are Royal Oud and Bois du Portugal.

    Aventus is close behind those two, but (at the risk of annoying everybody with...
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    WTB: Egoiste Cologne Concentree

    As the title says. Looking to buy Egoiste CC at a fair (non-extortion) price.

    Thanks to Nattyboh for selling me a partial 50ml bottle, but I'm still looking for more.
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    Out of my collection
    Royal Oud
    Egoiste
    La Nuit de L'Homme
    all have some aspect I would describe as "creamy". I do think "creamy" is an adjective used to mean other things, like "well blended" or...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Top 5?

    Do you have a preference for the 16 or 18 version?



    Man! I used to hate that stuff. Then, as I sniffed it more and more, I started to love it. I started to CRAVE it. Before I knew what...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Absolutely, without a doubt, 100% YES

    Tell him Cameron!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    ^^ my most complimented scent. Fahrenheit Parfum
  36. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Enjoyed it so much yesterday, that I went right back to it today
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    This! Although I think its spelled "Eau des Baux"
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    Re: Thoughts on the Dior "parfum" flankers

    DHP, FP, and ESP are three of my all-time favorite frags. Masterpieces, all.

    Demachy is a freakin' wizard - among the best perfumers of all time IMO - and those three releases are his best IMO....
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    Re: New Joop! Homme batches

    Hahaha I just almost spit coffee onto my computer. I probably wore it to wakes too, I can't remember specifically but it was my signature scent for a year or two so there had to have been something...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th November, 2019

    Happy Birthday Mr Hednic! and happy 1 decade BN anniversary Mr Trauerkraut! :)

    My SOTE
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    such fantastic juice! I'm so happy I finally got a FB if it :)
  42. Re: Use Glass to Turn Your Cheap Pinaud Clubman Aftershave into a Suave Smelling Scent.

    Cool tutorial, thanks! I love Pinaud's Clubman and women go gaga over it while it lasts (heard it called "stripper catnip":)) so this is a great idea I'm gonna try! Pretty funny that the glass bottle...
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    Re: New Joop! Homme batches

    Seriously, JOOP was the standard for "Nuclear" strength cologne. My roommate and I both wore it in college and you could literally smell it in the staircase, 3 floors down and a hallway away from our...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cold as hell here today (15 degrees F) and finally got my full bottle of Egoiste Cologne Concentree. Perfect!
  45. Re: Top Ten Weak Fragrances You Wish Would Last Longer

    Haha that was exactly my thoughts when I read the OP's list. John Varvatos!! They make some very nice smelling stuff, but none of it lasts more than an hour or two
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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    Tuscan Leather
    Fahrenheit
    Ombre Nomade
    Bentley Absolute
  47. Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Wish some other peeps who own batches from these years would chime in.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Does not look right to me.

    - - - Updated - - -



    There are no "bad" batches of Aventus. This whole thread is mostly splitting hairs. Get ready for this. ALL batches of Aventus smell like......
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Umm.. The bottle of Oud Rouge Intense I found was more than three times the price of that Royal Oud. $430. For a 50ml bottle.
    ...
  50. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    What made you decide NOT to tune in to the biggest game of the year?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Got a decant of some vintage (2010) Tuscan Leather that I'm wearing today. Just head over heels in love with this juice, there's something about the amped up rasberry note in this vintage juice,...
  52. Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    "Mostly pretty good", isnt the most shining endorsement. lol

    So do you think that any of those other bottles you have are starting to turn, even a little bit? Or have lost anything? If they...
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    Re: Top 20 Beast Mode Fragrances

    Man, your whole review was so funny and awesome. I really hope you get paid to review fragrances, cause there aren't many better than you.

    Anyhow, these two were especially prescient as both were...
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    Re: Creed: Get a decant or bottle?

    Man I love this stuff too. Unfortunately my wife despises it, so the answer for me was a decant. The 30ml I have will probably last me a lifetime with the opportunities (or lack thereof) I have to...
  55. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    I honestly think its more of an Amber fragrance than it is a tobacco fragrance. I get one of the more pleasing amber notes in the game as the main player in The One (EDP anyhow). There (obviously) IS...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Can anybody tell me how much the sample set cost for this new series?
  57. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    Nope! SOTD
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    :grin: thanks. I'm an idiot.
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    Poll: Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I voted for Red Tobacco (and not just cause I happen to be wearing it today! lol) because you asked for this


    This stuff is beyond nuclear, by far the most potent juice I have ever put my nose...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    This seller only sells vintage, hard-to-find batches. Her prices are really high (ludicrously high in some cases) but I think this 2011 bottle has been up for a long time (pretty sure its come down...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Exactly what I was trying to describe. The 2011 stuff is heavier, cozier and warmer than the (slightly) lighter, more airy newer stuff. I think thats because there is less citrus in the 2011 stuff,...
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    Re: Which La Nuit De L’Homme?

    NOOOOOOOOOO :cry: *vibes*

    I would recommend you look for a replacement - a vintage, 2009-2012 bottle of the original. The original is still the best. If you can't find one, my second choice would...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    I'm a huge fan of Dior. Fahrenheit (either the EDT if you like the petrol note, or the Parfum if you just want an amazing, 5 star boozy-vanilla/suede/juicy violet masterpiece) is a home run. Dior...
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    Re: Casual fragrances for teenage boys

    Jeeze man I want to be your nephew if thats the level of gift giving you're at
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Whats MFD
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Sorry I didn't see this originally! They are the same scent, obviously, and a lot of people turn off as soon as the word "batch" is mentioned, but there are minor differences. (If you don't think...
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    Re: By Kilian Black Phantom

    I liked it, but I like Back to Black and Straight to Heaven more. By Kilian is waaaaaaaaaay overpriced IMO
  68. Re: Been out of the loop for so long. The next steps?

    Aventus.
  69. Re: Top 10 Smalll American Artisan/Niche Houses

    I agree with this. Could not wrap my head around most of January Scent Project's offerings (got a sample package from them) including their alleged best, "crowd pleasing" scent, Burvuvu (HATED the...
  70. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    They are definitely not identical, and I own and wear both. As Zealot Crusader so succinctly put it, Explorer is more like an Aventus flanker, Aventus Sport if you well. Explorer has NONE of the...
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    Re: My huge haul!

    Dude. Its Jay Z Gold Extreme. Get it straight. Only 100 bottles of Extreme were produced at a cost of $100,000 per bottle and they contain as an ingredient, Jay Z's ACTUAL sweat, which is where the...
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    Re: My huge haul!

    Ha! I was gonna say, that IS a rare find, indeed! A "vintage", pre production batch- in a bottle that wasnt produced until 2017!! WOW :shocked::shocked:
  73. Re: Why aventus is the best parfum for man?

    Quoted for truth. Really have never understood the love for that stuff
  74. Re: What’s your favorite cardamom forward scent?

    *emphasis added. LNDLH is one of my favorite fragrances, period.

    I love the smell of cardamom too. I think one of the reasons why I like Layton so much, is the beautiful cardamom note in the base.
  75. Re: General reactions while wearing Oud fragrances.

    I have gotten a LOT of positive reactions from wearing oud frags.

    But, the fragrances I'm talking about are Royal Oud and Oud Malaki, so its not like I'm wearing any deep, challenging, animalic...
  76. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Pure - when to expect at discounters?

    So what was the answer??
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    There's a reason why so many people have said "Eau des Baux". It really is a fantastic fragrance, and when you factor in its price point, its a no brainer. I think people would still love it if it...
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    It is somewhat sweet but I think that the sweetness is reigned in by the smoky, spicy, and balsamic notes in it. I found Ambre Narguile to be too sweet but Oajan hits the "sweet spot" with the...
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Came here to write "Oajan" but Hednic beat me to it.

    I also like Eau des Baux but that also has some pretty prominent vanilla and incense in it, along with the spices
  80. Poll: Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon vs Versace Dylan Blue

    Really can't stand Dylan Blue, but really REALLY cant stand Carbon, so I voted for Dylan Blue. But there are soooo much better options out there
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I went with Bois du Portugal, cause my wife hates Bois du Portugal, and she ain't around today aahhahahaha


    Nice! What do you think about it? I picked it up at Gamestop just yesterday but decided...
  82. Thread: Rip git

    by Diamond Joe
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    Re: Rip git

    Have to agree. But maybe thats because Cool Water was my signature scent for a year or two in college. I would literally bathe in that stuff, all my clothes (and sheets and couches lol) smelled like...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The bottle of Antiquity that was listed at $500 on ebay is already gone. Two days. :shocked:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Give it another week bud. We'll get there.
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    Re: Ebay now charging sales tax

    This sucks, I was enjoying a tax-free buying experience on ebay!! Actually it may be a blessing in disguise, my ebay habit was starting to creep up to out of control. Theres only so many sunglasses,...
  86. Re: What's the odd one else in my collection? (And what else should be there?)

    Uh, you mean "odd one out" of your collection??
  87. Thread: Game Day!

    by Diamond Joe
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    Re: Game Day!

    :angry:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, I saw that one. so basically, somebody paid $250, got their bottle, and is flipping it for twice what they paid a few days later?? nice racket
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How much did Antiquity retail for? Just curious how much the price has already gone up on the secondhand market
  90. [USA] Tauer L'ADDM, Bleu de Chanel Parfum, Tuscan Leather, by Kilian Back to Black, Pasha, MB Individuel

    Looking to swap the following:

    By Kilian Back to Black 50ml 98% full, full pres (box/coffret/key)

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather 50ml, 98% full

    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain 50ml, 90% full
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  91. Re: The top 3 best fragrance houses in your opinion

    For me, its
    Dior
    Creed
    Parfums de Marly
  92. Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    I'm in! Fahrenheit Parfum is one of my favorite and most worn frags so theres a solid chance I'd be wearing it anyhow! Not sure why you need to plan for "Fahrenheit Day" 6 weeks ahead of time though?
  93. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    There is only one choice for a 25 year old looking for a date/dinner/night out scent. Or any situation.

    Aventus

    all other fragrances are crap :wink:


    (from your list, I would go with La...
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    Re: How to wear Bleu de Chanel EDT?

    I use this stuff; its unscented and lasts for a couple of days so you don't even have to put it on every day. Use Dove moisturizing soap and also use an unscented moisturizer
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    In my...
  95. Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    Well I wouldn't be buying it as an investment. ("Investing" in fragrances is really dumb IMO)

    I'd be buying it to wear, but I'd be worried that with ~300ml of Aventus in my wardrobe, I wouldn't...
  96. Re: [Help] Reckon this Creed Aventus is real?

    It doesn't have the first gen, firehose sprayer, it has one of the modern ones.
  97. 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    Just what the title says. There is a lot of speculation that the pre-2014 reform juice (which had more natural ingredients?) can, and indeed will spoil - even if its stored properly - just from age....
  98. Re: [Help] Reckon this Creed Aventus is real?

    I'm not an expert but my (authentic) 14L01 does not have a stamped cap, so it would be sometime in 2014 that they switched over from stamped caps to non-stamped ones. Either way, a 2016 bottle would...
  99. Re: [Help] Reckon this Creed Aventus is real?

    I think its a fake too, but I'm interested to hear what the two first guys who said unequivocally "its a fake" think

    The batch code writing seems off to me - I think its just not even close to the...
  100. Re: Creed Aventus Clone = Club De Nuit Intense By Armaf ?

    An Aventus sub-sub forum?!? probably a need for it, actually
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