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    Re: Harrod's Agarwood Bond No. 9

    One of my top five fragrances. When I visited London and Paris this past summer it was one of three fragrances I bought out of probably a hundred sampled. I love this stuff and ALWAYS get...
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Definitely one thing I love about the community on here. Most everyone is so genuine and nice.
  3. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    Maybe I just got ones with particularly bad seals but I know for a fact I'm not imagining the evaporation going on. Look at the where the juice comes to in the unopened bottle on the left in my first...
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    Re: Blown away by First in Fragrance!

    I got the Absolue Precieux version. Been looking for a way to get it cheaper than they sell it for here in the states, and with the Euro being 1.13 to the dollar right now it ended up being over $400...
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    Blown away by First in Fragrance!

    I just received my first package from them ever and not only did it only take a week to get here to the states, but they really hooked me up on extras! They gave me huge 2.5ml samples of all four of...
  6. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    Thank you! Exactly the kind of thing I was hoping someone would suggest. Probably buy a few 4oz bottles I can make separate decants into just to really cut down on oxygen exposure in future years...
  7. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    You're referring to a 2010 bottle?
  8. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    Anyone have any suggestions on a reliable container to decant these to?
  9. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    Another update: just found an old picture of the bottles on my computer. Looks like every bottle has lost a few milliliters since I last took them out of their boxes about three years ago. Guess...
  10. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    As I said I couldn't get the stopper off at first try and decided I'd wait to hear what others had to say before making a real effort doing so and exposing it to more oxygen. I did pull a sample from...
  11. Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    So I took my three flacons of Windsor out of their boxes tonight to take a picture and not too happy with what I saw. As Most of you familiar with this fragrance know the 2009 batch had a much darker...
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    Re: Clive Christian X for Men

    Still available
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    Clive Christian X for Men

    100ml bottle with about 60ml left, probably a little more. Comes with box and papers. Asking $300. Any questions feel free to pm me,

    Thanks

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    Lowered price. Message me with...
  14. And (somewhat surprisingly) my most complimented fragrance is...

    Memoir Man.

    Seriously I get a compliment on this one every time I wear it. I've actually caught strangers getting a whiff of my neck. I always figured this one was a little too off the beaten path...
  15. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'll take that Nio off your hands Beano1551
  16. Thread: Kobe vs Nio

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    Re: Kobe vs Nio

    Im not fantastic at describing particular notes, but Kobe comes off much sweeter and more prominently woody in the base, whereas Nio has more of a lush green/orange smell to it; makes me think of...
  17. Re: HIgh end/rare "masculine" scents besides TF PC, Dior PC, Creed?

    Frederic Malle, Amouage and Le Labo are my personal favorite lines
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    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    I can't wait to try this one. I wonder what the easiest way to sample it would be since it's going to be exclusive to Bergdorf in the US. Would they send me a sample if I called and asked?
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    Re: Malle 2012 fragrance?

    I too would have loved another from Bourdon, oh well though. Malle does typically release at least one fragrance a year right?
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    Malle 2012 fragrance?

    Any word on a new fragrance for this year? Love this line and always excited for whatever it may bring
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    Re: going to vegas (where to go)

    I live in Vegas and there's tons of great places to go. The Fashion Show Mall has a Nieman Marcus with Tom Ford, Clive Christian and the full Creed line and Saks with the full By Kilian line. Then...
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    Re: Tea for Two question

    I love Tea For Two and I'm the same age as you. It smells almost like freshly baked ginger bread cookies with hot chai tea to me. Definitely a great gourmand for cooler weather.
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    I have yet to try the Harrod's Oud even though it is next on my list, but the Mona di Orio is by far my favorite rendition of oud as of now.
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    Re: Scared to buy Homage

    So is it really just major batch variations, or has amouage in fact permanently reformulated it into something completely different, which will now be the standard?
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    Re: Scared to buy Homage

    Unfortunately Amouage is one of the few niche lines not available anywhere in Vegas. Looks like I'll just have to try it somewhere in LA whenever I go there next. And yes, I will check on the return...
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    Scared to buy Homage

    I keep reading about how wildly the batches of this vary, from some smelling totally divine to others being totally flat and boring. I haven't even bought a sample of it due to fear of not being able...
  27. Re: New Frederic Malle - rumored to be a lily of the valley fragrance

    Oh really? I did not realize there was such a difference. So this shouldn't smell like Lys Mediterranee? (which ironically is exactly the kind of lily I can't stand)
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    Re: Pass the sample - proposals

    I apologize for a lack of updates but on Saturday night I was hit by a car while riding my bike. As you can imagine I haven't been doing much outside of resting in bed. I'll try to get back to the...
  29. Re: New Frederic Malle - rumored to be a lily of the valley fragrance

    Damn Malle is easily one of my favorite lines, so I'm always thrilled about a new one, but Lily is like the one note in fragrances I really can't stand for some reason, makes me feel nauseous.
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    Re: Pass the sample - proposals

    Tried Narciso Sublime by Erbolario today. Tons of white florals in this one. Smells very strongly of suntan lotion, if you've ever tried Bond No. 9's Fire Island it reminds a lot of that, I think I...
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    Re: Pass the sample - proposals

    Ok, so I got the sample packet today, it included: Globe by Rochas, Silences by Jacomo, Metal by Paco Rabanne, Narciso Sublime by Erbolario, Isense by Givenchy, and a sixth mystery fragrance (Was...
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    Re: Pass the sample - proposals

    I'd love to try this out. I too have plenty of samples I no longer want
  33. Re: Harrods Swarovski Oud by Bond, what can I expect ?

    Hate to sound like a broken record, but no one knows where I can buy a sample? Any chance the NYC store could give me one?
  34. Re: Harrods Swarovski Oud by Bond, what can I expect ?

    I would love to try this. Can anyone point me in the direction of where to buy a sample?
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    Re: Nico Uytterhaegen new perfume line

    Where can these be purchased/tried? I can't find them online
  36. Re: Fun Challenge: You are constrained to 1 fragrance house.

    I'm slightly shocked that I'm the first to pick Frederic Malle

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Bois d'orage
    Musc Ravageur
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Bigarade Concentree

    My alternates would be Creed with:
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    Re: New XerJoff line: "Sospiro Perfume"

    Duplicate
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    Re: New XerJoff line: "Sospiro Perfume"

    Say whaaaaaaat. Can't wait to try these. Can only find four of them though and they're for preorder right now.
    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/duefte/sospiro.html?___store=english&___from_store=german
  39. Re: does anyone here actually own a bottle of Xerjoff Uden?

    I'll have to look at my bottle again but I think its the bottle number in a particular batch made, the number batch its from and the year said batch is from
  40. Re: Chanel Bleu is my replacement for Amouage Dia

    Really? I smell no similarities whatsoever.
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    Re: $1700 bottle of Creed huh?

    It's called Royal Service and from the sounds of it it's almost exactly an Original Cologne clone....
  42. Re: does anyone here actually own a bottle of Xerjoff Uden?

    I bought a full bottle in the presentation box off the sale board for $240 shipped last year. Can't beat a 50% deal!
  43. Re: Lubin Idole EDP...........any word if it's released yet?

    Aedes has the EDP for the same price as the EDT? Something seems off.
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    Re: What's difficult to find where you live?

    Vegas is pretty great for a fragrance enthusiast, we've got Barneys, Nieman Marcus, Saks, Nordstroms, Macys and a freestanding guerlain and Dior boutique all at the same road intersection, all...
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    Re: Windsor or Royal Oud?

    Windsor by a landslide in my opinion
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    Re: Windsor "II" Revisited

    Update: Wore both today, still smell the sane differences (which have always been fairly minimal to me). The eucalyptus in Windsor I is more pronounced rather than in Windsor II where it seems to be...
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    Re: Windsor "II" Revisited

    I own multiple flacons of both and notice no difference in color, the original is still far darker. Will update with pics and side by side smelling later
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    Re: Pure Havane thoughts

    Smelled this for the first time today, luckily the macys down the road has a stash I guess isn't selling fast. +1 on not seeing how it smells "very similar" to pure malt, I think it is distinctly...
  49. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Sounds incredibly boring, slightly disappointing but more relieving than anything. I also am looking forward to the Feuille Verte re-release more, especially after reading this.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Newbie

    Dia and memoir are the most versatile in my opinion. As much as I love Dia though the projection of it is abysmal. When I wear mine i pretty much just wear it for me, even though I'd love for others...
  51. Re: HELP ME. Should I buy an 8oz vintage Aramis for $120? How about 8oz Creed Vintage Tabarome for $

    Yeah I'm sorry you really should not count on getting it for $500 I would say its going to at LEAST hit the $800 mark if not much more
  52. Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    Three flacons of Windsor. Can't ever imagine myself dropping that on another fragrance ever again, but I smelled it and knew I had to have a lifetime supply.
  53. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives: Any must try (at $10 per 1.5 mls)?

    I absolutely adore baie rose 26. Literally smells like sticking your nose in a perfect pink rose with dewdrops on its petals. Smells just gorgeous. The tubereuse is beautiful as well, can't say I...
  54. Re: Ever regret getting rid of a scent you liked?

    I did the exact same thing with my preformulated chergui unfortunately. I also sold a big bottle of aventus that was one of the really good batches (I hadn't read about the batch variations yet and...
  55. Re: My skin has been giving me crazy longevity lately

    Most likely not, but you should check out the batch number and maybe you can swap it for something better.

    On a serious note though one thing I can think of is I've been working out a lot more and...
  56. My skin has been giving me crazy longevity lately

    Everything I wear lately has been lasting an insane amount of time. I sprayed a sample of Santal 33 on my hand the other day and I could still smell it (although faintly) a good 48 hours later! This...
  57. Re: Amouage -- a lighter line -- bordering on feminine?

    It's a very dark, woodsy scent with a tiny bit of absinthe showing for good measure. It reminds me of being deep in the middle of a pine forest at night. I personally love it and have gotten great...
  58. Re: Amouage -- a lighter line -- bordering on feminine?

    Try Memoir Man, a very different departure from the rest and is the only one I've bought a full bottle of to date, although I still have yet to try Epic Man and Honour Man. Also I will say that...
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    Re: Keeping Creed flacons fresh

    Awesome suggestion Roses! I think what I'm gonna go ahead and do is melt unscented wax around the seal, then wrap the parafilm around it and put the leather cover back. Suckers oughta stay pretty...
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    Keeping Creed flacons fresh

    So I've been meaning to ask this on here for a while but I've got a liter of Windsor in my collection and I'm concerned that these flacons don't have the seal necessary to keep it fresh for years to...
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    Poll: Re: The Official Pure Coffee Petition

    I'd love to try it. Got my vote.
  62. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    Really not THAT much. The one that gave me the Cuir de Russie I bought three bottles of Windsor from a couple weeks prior, so pretty sure that was what prompted that gift, I have bought about half...
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    Re: Guerlain shop, Palazzo (Venetian) Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

    Ahhhh I love Claire! Knows me by name and is always so helpful and in a great mood!
  64. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    An unopened vintage green bottle Creed Cuir de Russie from an SA for free for being a loyal customer, and a tester with 50ml of Geranium Pour monsieur left in it from another for the same reason. I...
  65. Re: Serge Ltd Ed Bell & Spray bottles: how much?

    The spray bottles are 300 Euro and the Bell jars are a whopping 850 Euros
    http://www.nstperfume.com/2010/05/19/limited-editions-from-serge-lutens-for-2010/
  66. Re: Which niche houses do you feel are worth the price (excluding Creed and Bond)

    Frederic Malle and Le Labo, excluding their city exclusive fragrance prices that is
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    Re: Xerjoff Regio

    That sounds fantastic! Thanks for the info!
  68. Re: Name a few of your favorite fragrance, and describe the scenery

    Creed Selection Verte - A slightly overcast morning during the transition from Winter to Spring when everything is starting to bloom into life with beautiful greenery, but the air still has that...
  69. Re: Baie Rose 26 (Chicago City Exclusive) by Le Labo

    I tried this and thought it was gorgeous. The only exclusive I've considered dropping the cash on to date.
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    Re: CREED 250th Anniversary fragrance

    $1,500?!?!?
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    Re: Creed deodorants

    I thought you meant a split of the deodorant stick until I read the second sentence hahahaha
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    Re: Anybody try the new Dior Leather Oud?

    I got a sample of this at my local boutique and can attest to the fact that it's pretty great stuff; it's my favorite of the exclusive line, with Granville being second.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Agonist Liquid Crystal

    I LOVE that bottle. I hope I like the fragrance more than I did The Infidels, I thought that stuff was foul. Smelled like an old person home, urine smells included, in a bottle to me.
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    Re: Creed Windsor - Fighting the urge.

    I've bought myself a liters worth, which will hopefully be a lifetime supply if that tells you anything. Besides if you end up regretting your decision it will be more than easy to not only get your...
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    Re: CREED 250th Anniversary fragrance

    I too would like to know where this information is coming from.
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    Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    I just landed an awesome job recently so I gots me four flacons of Windsor
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    Poll: Re: French Lover / Bois d'Orage vs. Noir Epices

    I personally adore Bois d'Orage. Easily in my top five fragrances. Very natural smelling, deep, mossy, woody and extremely masculine yet contemporary. I love it!
  78. Re: your top 5 fragrance companies not named Creed

    1. Frederic Malle
    2. Le Labo
    3. Guerlain
    4. Xerjoff
    5. Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Creed Windsor 1st & 2nd Batch Differences?

    I find this whole thing insane. There ARE differences, yes, are they so major as to make it seem like an entirely different fragrance? NO. They really are still very identical. I mean wow lol
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    Re: Creed Windsor 1st & 2nd Batch Differences?

    While I agree with you the eucalyptus has become basically nonexistent, which truly does aggravate me, I have to say that I can still QUITE clearly smell the lime and orange in the drydown, so much...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 5 December, 2010

    http://i53.tinypic.com/5a50le.jpg
    http://i52.tinypic.com/dyww7b.jpg
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    Re: Creed Windsor 1st & 2nd Batch Differences?

    I didn't think there was THAT big of a difference. What exactly did the Creed boutique say?
  83. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Man three is hard to pick. I'm 21 and I'll have to go with:

    Windsor
    Bois d'Orage
    aannnnddd a tie between Aventus and Rose 31
  84. Thread: Top 5 Creeds

    by philmcphe
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    Re: Top 5 Creeds

    Windsor
    Green Irish Tweed
    Selection Verte
    Aventus
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Recent testings that you like enough to buy

    Well there's a ton on my "to buy" list that I haven't got simply because I'd go bankrupt, but I just tested all the city exclusive Le Labos yesterday, including the unbelievably gorgeous Baie Rose...
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    Re: What Is The Fragrance You Detest The Most

    Serge Noir, made my stomach do somersaults. Smells like wet dog hair someone left in a pile for a week, then threw gasoline on and burned on a hot afternoon. Disgusting lol
  87. Re: Post Pictures of Your Fragrance Collection: Part V

    Wow is that a liter size flacon? The one in the upper left. What fragrance is that? Oh and to answer your question about the bee bottle I'm pretty sure it's Metallica.
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    Re: 10 Dior Exclusives this Fall

    So the Las Vegas boutique just got these in last week and I stopped in to try a few. I briefly smelled most of them and ended up going home with samples of Granville, Cologne Royale, and Leather Oud...
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    Re: Best. Customer. Service. Ever.

    Yeah Joanne. She's awesome, always going out of her way for me. She and some of the Sa's at Barney's here are some of the best I've ever met. Do you live here or have you just visited before?
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    Best. Customer. Service. Ever.

    So today I got a call from the Creed representative at my local Neiman Marcus telling me she wanted to thank me for being such a loyal customer, and she had something to give me. Having the day off...
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    Re: Most Underrated/ Overrated Creed Fragrances

    Overrated: Millesime Imperial. Nice, and I enjoy the smell of it but nothing mind blowing

    Underrated: Selection Verte. Smells like a crisp, green, slightly overhung morning, when winter is finally...
  92. Re: SNEAK PEEK!! New Xerjoff XJ 17/17 100ml bottles. And a new release!

    Can't wait to try the new one!
  93. Re: Hands down the best reaction i've ever had from wearing a fragrance

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  94. Re: Hands down the best reaction i've ever had from wearing a fragrance

    I'm anosmic to the stuff in about ten minutes, even if I only put a little on. Also I've found with this particular fragrance I can spray VERY liberally and people will tell me it has a large...
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    Re: Favorite aquatic fragrances

    The only aquatic in my wardrobe is Nautilus Aqua, which I get complimented on almost every time I wear. It's pretty unique as far as aquatics go too; smells like standing on an wooden old dock out...
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    Re: Vegetable Group Fragrances !!

    Mazzolari Mazzolari has always smelled oddly vegetable like to me
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    Poll: Re: Have you past the 100 bottle mark yet ?

    I have no plans of ever getting that many bottles. I personally feel there would be no way to really appreciate all of them. Plus with that much juice, some of it's bound to go bad/lose it's...
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    Re: Portrait of a lady now for sale

    Hmmm I wonder if my local Barney's has it in yet
  99. Re: Frags disappeared from Collection tab of wardrobe

    Not sure if this is the reason for this happening to you, but when I put that I have a sample of something it removes it from my "Collection" tab, and the same is true of the opposite (putting...
  100. Thread: Irish Spring

    by philmcphe
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    Re: Irish Spring

    Maybe I'm crazy but I've always thought Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland smells a lot like it.
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