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I'm interested in this thread as well. I've sampled Nio and Kobe and now feel that they're full bottle worthy. I haven't tried anything else in the Shooting Stars line. If the rest are good, I might...
From my experience, your best chance at finding a good deal for a Kilian is when the retailer has a good cash back deal with eBates. For example, Saks recently had a 16% cash back deal via eBates.
Interesting. I would figure that the name "Windsor" is already being used in other products.
For work, I generally do one spray to the chest or neck. Two sprays would be max. Fragrances on me project more than usual in an office setting.
Nice. They rarely give discounts, will check it out. Thanks!
Agreed, gotta take advantage of this. Euro to USD just dipped a bit today, to 1.12.
My favorite is Oud Wood. I also really like Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille, Amber Absolute, Italian Cypress, and Mandarino di Amalfi.
Count me in as a fan. I really like a lot of this house's offerings. My favorites are Back to Black, Apple Brandy, Rose Oud, Musk Oud, and Vodka on the Rocks.
Agreed, same here. For some reason, out of all of my samples, my Creed samples tend to not smell nearly as good as my full bottles.
+1. I too thought it was a bit too feminine, but was still able to appreciate it. Ended up getting it for my wife, she loves it.
I blind buy, but only for decants/splits. I don't believe I've ever blind bought a full bottle. Too risky.
The biggest blind buy I recall is when I purchased a 50ml split of Creed Windsor a few...
Puredistance M - too similar to Hermes Bel Ami to justify the high price tag. I don't really "get" this fragrance either. Too much cumin for me.
Dior Leather Oud - too animalistic and off-putting...
Amouage Memoir Man
I thought it was discontinued. I thought I read somewhere that the house went out of business or something.
Unfortunately, the 16% cash back deal expired. It's now at 8% cash back.
The way ebates works is that you create an account, and then for participating online merchants, you launch into their...
The Euro has been rallying a bit lately. I was fortunately able to make a large purchase when it was at 1.11 (it's now at 1.14). It's still historically low though.
+1 for First in Fragrance...
So far I've tried Scandal PH, Fetish PH, Amber Aoud, Vetiver Extrait, and Neroli Extrait. Of those, I found his extraits to be my favorite. The rest were okay but not bottle worthy for me. Can't wait...
Very cool. Thanks remik.
Agreed. That's what I was thinking as well. Should drastically reduce the split prices. Glad to hear.
That's nice of them to do that.
This scent has dried down and I would say its base is still reminiscent of their Apple Brandy. Of the three Kilian boozy scents, my favorite is Apple Brandy, then...
Recently got a decant of this (bought blind). While I can say that I don't hate this fragrance, it really didn't wow me either. It smells like a fragrance I already own, and reminds me of a Mugler or...
My first Amouage that I sampled and still enjoy most is Jubilation XXV. A close second is Beloved Man.
Honorable mentions: Lyric Man, Memoir Man, and Epic Man.
In general with Amouage, you...
My bad, didn't see the fine print for the additional code for free shipping. Got it to work. Thanks op!
That's good news. Glad it finally worked out.
Darn, it didn't work on Ultra Zest, but it did take 10% off Pure Coffee.
Not yet. On the fence on making a purchase as I've already made a ton of purchases this month, but was just testing it out. The 10% discount did apply to my order and it reduced my s/h by $2 (from...
Thanks for this.
For some reason, s/h cost didn't get removed after I put in the 10% off code.
Agreed. Would love that, especially if they make it a part of their regular line and no longer limited edition.
This. Just about all of my Creeds from Fragrancenet have Arabic inscriptions, and none of them are fake. Arabic insert does not necessarily mean the Creed is fake, it just means that Fragrancenet's...
Naomi Goodsir Or du Serail
Same, found out after my order. Although it is in op's post, I didn't read the fine print. Still a good deal though.
Good point. I wonder why Xerjoff didn't take this route. Seems to be the most reasonable and quickest solution.
Just out of curiosity, does FIF generally give out discount codes? Or is it very rare?
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
Using the code Removal Helpers worked for me last night.
Agreed, terrible customer service. Sorry you have to go through the run-around.
I recently made an order from them and couldn't be happier. Thank you for the code.
I really like Aventus, regardless of the batch. I got a full bottle of the 2012 batch and it's very smokey/leathery. I also have a decant of the 2014 batch, it is more fruity but I would say the...
Own the parfum version and really like it. I thought the EDT had a more prominent pine note and the parfum version was more earthy. I prefer the parfum version.
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
If Xerjoff, or any other fragrance house for that matter, doesn't have the proper tools to assist us in these scenarios, then they should just send a brand new bottle to the customer and not require...
I, too, have been wary of purchasing Xerjoff products because of this. Was considering Nio or their discovery set, but now I think I'll pass for now.
If this happened to me, I would ask Xerjoff...
My guess is Sacred Wood, but may not be it considering it's not as popular as the other Kilian fragrances, such as Cruel Intentions, Back to Black, etc.
Yeah, I forgot to mention FIF also doesn't charge tax when shipping to the US. I know with local retailers, even if I can get a discount, there's another 8-9% added due to tax. This makes places like...
Same. Ordered from FIF for the first time a couple weeks ago. Still waiting for my package, but I already knew it generally takes 3-4 weeks to arrive from them, so it's not an issue for me. My...
X is my favorite as well. V is also nice, but it became a skin scent after a few hours. I also tried 1872 from a sample. It smelled good, just never gave it a full wearing.
Payment sent for Aventus Bottle #6. Thanks.
I would say one spray max. I once sprayed this three times on my neck in cool weather and nearly suffocated. :)
Le Labo Rose 31
I haven't tried the new Lyric Man, but the vintage smelled really nice. Based on all the negative reviews of the reformulated version, I will never purchase a full bottle. It's a shame Amouage...
I do agree that Fragrancenet has been bumping up their Creed prices for the past year. Back in 2012, I was able to get a 4 oz Aventus for around $200.
However, the lowest price I am able to get...
by Kilian Musk Oud
If you enjoy Creed, you may also like Frederic Malle. I find that quite a few of Malle's fragrances remind me of Creed:
Bois d'Orage - smells very...
Clive Christian V for Men
I've never heard of 1861 Renaissance either. I believe the original was just called 1861.
At the moment, my two favorites are:
Tom Ford Oud Wood
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
Please put me down for 50 ml of Aventus + pump
On a side-note, I realized that out of all the MFK fragrances, the only one I really like is Oud. The Oud Mood line isn't bad either. The rest of their fragrances never really wow'ed me.
Clive Christian X for Men
Good news, Viffer! Hope all goes well.
Yes. I think Creed is the most popular niche fragrances out there.
Thank you for all the splits. I really appreciate it. Best of luck!
Kilian is one of my favorite fragrance houses. I actually really like Apple Brandy too. If I had to rank my favorite Kilians, it would be:
1. Back to Black
2. Apple Brandy
3. Vodka on the Rocks...
1. Jubilation XXV
2. Beloved Man
Never had an allergic reaction, but I did feel nauseous on a couple occasions. Last one I recall that happening is when I sampled Bond no 9 I Love New York for Him. Had to scrub it off as fast as...
+2 for First in Fragrance: http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/
The Roja extraits that typically go for around $430 (includes tax) in the US, go for literally $100 less than that via their site when...
As others mentioned, it could be olfactory fatigue. It could also be that the fragrance just has poor longevity. My Creeds typically give me good longevity. The only exceptions I can think are Pure...
A high class scent. One of my favorite Creeds. As others mentioned, longevity not so great. Enjoy it while it lasts on you. Spray liberally.
1. Virgin Island Water
2. Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree
Creed Virgin Island Water
Heeley Sel Marin (but not in a good way, it literally smells of the harbor)
When I first tried MI from a sample, I was very underwhelmed. All I got was a huge dose of salt and barely some watermelon in the background. Some time later I ended up buying a full bottle, and it...
Yeah, I had a similar first impression when I first tried it a few years ago. I blind bought a split of the last batch, and the first time I tried it I wondered what all the hype was about. I gave it...
Silver Mountain Water
Virgin Island Water
Viffer, sorry to hear about your experience. Their actions were unacceptable. I feel like the only time they'll start treating people with respect is when they see the direct impact on their...
Not really a fan of either house, both are overpriced IMO.
My favorites from Xerjoff are 1861, Nio, and Kobe.
For Roja Dove, the only one I really liked was Vetiver Extrait. Can't really...
Invasion Barbare by far. Other two are okay IMO.
This is good news. I still have a decent amount left of my 50ml split of the 2010 batch. Will probably jump on a split of this upcoming one as well, just so that I can wear it more freely. As others...
1. Pure Coffee
2. Pure Havane
3. Taste of Fragrance
I can understand some finding it feminine, but not too much for me. It does have a resemblance to Guerlain Samsara though.
Having said that, it's one of my favorite Creeds. The only one I've ever...
Same here. That'd be too bad though. I remember the last Windsor atomizer promotion was pretty expensive. I think 50 ml for $350. A full re-release sounds too good to be true.
I enjoy both scents. GIT is my SOTD too. However, they smell very different to me.
Apologies in advance if this was already posted recently, but I was browsing Fragrancenet and their Creed prices shot up drastically yet again. Even after their 25% off sale, 4 oz Creed Silver...
Had same experience as OP a couple years ago. Sprayed it twice on my neck and I was suffocating. One of my favorite Bonds though (when used in moderation).
I like both, but would have to go with Oud Wood. My wife loves it on me.
That happened to me as well, bigtyivier2k2. My first niche smelled was SMW and my second was Himalaya. I really enjoyed both of them, but SMW a bit more. My wife really liked the scent on me as well....
One of my favorite Creeds. Smells great and an overall safe scent to wear on pretty much any occasion. Also my avatar. :)
I also received Musk Oud yesterday. Thanks as always, Rich.
For me, this house represents top notch natural smelling perfumery. My favorites are Bigarade Concentree, Vetiver Extraordinaire, and Geranium Pour Monsieur.
Overpriced house IMO, especially since they did away with the 100ml Shooting Stars bottles. My favorites are:
My favorite of the house is Menthe Fraiche. I also like Oranges & Lemons (although it doesn't seem to be talked about much). Cocobello was okay, but I prefer Creed Virgin Island Water over it.
Got a split of this. One of my favorite Creeds. Great spring and summer time scent. Wish it lasted longer.
Thierry Mugler A*Men
Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
Big fan of Vodka on the Rocks and Apple Brandy city exclusives. Can't wait to try this one out.
by Kilian Apple Brandy