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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th July, 2020

    CREED
    VIRGIN ISLAND WATER

    https://i.postimg.cc/BbNc6KzW/Creed-Virgin-Island-Water.jpg
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Neither are quite my style, but I really think Antaeus is an excellent fragrance. That would easily be my choice between the two.
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    Here are 10 really great ones that I would consider "sleepers":

    Acqua di Parma - Arancia Di Capri
    by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    Guerlain - Neroli Outrenior
    Oriza L. Legrand - Reve d'Ossian...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

    https://i.postimg.cc/Y085B75p/Gucci-Pour-Homme-II.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th July, 2020

    KENNETH COLE
    REACTION

    https://i.postimg.cc/mk8fvnhW/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd July, 2020

    XERJOFF
    WABAR

    https://i.postimg.cc/NFDxdYTf/Xerjoff-Wabar.jpg
  7. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    BdC for me. While quite synthetic smelling, it was a well done, unique scent. Flankers also quite nice - albeit not different enough to justify releasing.

    I have only tried one of the Dior...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

    PARFUMERIE GENERALE
    GRAND SIECLE INTENSE 7.1

    https://i.postimg.cc/brgG4gtm/Parfumerie-Generale-Grand-Siecle-Intense7-1.jpg
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    Re: Armani Prive Royal Oud question

    Agree with the others - not really something I would consider sweet. Except perhaps compared to the most raw and medicinal oud scents.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    https://i.postimg.cc/1zD1Fgn9/Zegna-Acqua-Di-Bergamotto.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020

    MadHat
    Mysore Lime

    https://i.postimg.cc/1zNqy7zj/Madhat-Mysore-Lime.jpg
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    Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    I don't know which houses use which ingredients - I just know each year things smell less and less natural to my nose.

    A good example would be Dior Homme Sport. 2008 was very natural...
  13. Re: Loud, Fresh, ice, Brutal Projection, ........?

    Boadicea the Victorious - Energizer

    It seems to be all of those things to me.
  14. Re: Made my first in person major store Purchase in covid era

    Wow that is completely crazy to me. But I am glad you were able to get what you went there for.
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    Re: Emotional states and fragrances to match.

    Relaxed - Juicy Couture Dirty English
    Contemplative - SHL777 Mortal Skin
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    Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    No, but more and more things are smelling like cheap body sprays - including niche. Since IFRA has banned / limited many naturals, we are seeing more and more of the cheap aromachemicals being used...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    Ralph Lauren
    Polo Explorer

    https://i.postimg.cc/nrTW0mjT/Ralph-Lauren-Polo-Explorer.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    ACQUA DI PARMA
    COLONIA INTENSA

    https://i.postimg.cc/HnBCW0yK/Ad-P-Colonia-Intensa.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    XERJOFF
    NIO

    https://i.postimg.cc/vT3cRVH8/Xerjoff-Nio.jpg
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    Re: Latest Chopard - Black Incense Malaki!

    Notes sound good, but could really go either way. Chopard puts out some good stuff, and they don't seem to push the limits too much, so this one will be worth a try.

    I love their bottles - really...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    SERGE LUTENS
    ENCENS ET LAVANDE

    https://i.postimg.cc/NGysjWHC/SL-Encens-Et-Lavande.jpg
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Vetiver Veritas is really nice, but you have to realllly like vetiver.

    Agarwoud is something I have and really like - but I don't think there are many other fans of it here. I find it to be along...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    CREED
    VIRGIN ISLAND WATER

    https://i.postimg.cc/BbNc6KzW/Creed-Virgin-Island-Water.jpg
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    Re: NEW: Follow by Kerosene

    I'm always looking for a nice coffee scent. I like some of Kerosene's other offerings, so I will give this one a try for sure.
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Same here. Sounds nice, and I like the house. May be a winner this summer.
  26. Re: Question about sampling fragrances with a mask

    This. My attitude has been completely different about some fragrances from testing them in a store vs. buying a sample and trying it at home.
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    Re: Dior Homme: did I just get a bad decant?

    Agree
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    Re: Newest Louis Vuitton - Meteore!

    Notes sound like a nice summer scent. I really enjoy (but not quite love) the recent LV releases, so I will certainly give this one a try when I can.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    BOADICEA THE VICTORIOUS
    AZRAK

    https://i.postimg.cc/VvDMXjF2/BTV-Azrak.jpg
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    Re: Living Dangerously- Blind buy!!!

    I have a sample of it - it's been a while since I have worn it, but I do like it.

    I have blind bought a lot of my collection with very few regrets. Good luck with your purchase - let us know...
  31. Re: Selecting summer niche perfume (need help)

    Hot summer day: Nio
    Cool summer day: 1872
  32. Re: The Perfume of Happiness: The most uplifting perfume ever made

    https://i.postimg.cc/0jynz7L9/Ad-P-Arancia-Di-Capri.jpg

    Runner up: Clinique Happy
  33. Re: Are there any fragrance houses you don't buy due to past experience or other personal belief?

    IMO, Andy Tauer was a one-hit wonder. I own LDDM and like it quite a bit. However, I have purchased about 20 samples of his other offerings over the years, and found none to be FBW. So, anything...
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    Re: Woody fragrances for men

    Creed Spice & Wood. Not that earthy, but an incredible light wood scent.

    If you want nearly the same thing, but with a little more "earth", I would recommend Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage (aka...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    THAMEEN
    REGENT LEATHER

    https://i.postimg.cc/C5J4DhpQ/Thameen-Regent-Leather.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Thomas Kosmala - Rose Absolute

    It wasn't the 1st time I had worn it, but it was the 1st time I had worn it in quite a while. My sample is getting low. I need to find out how / where to get a...
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    Poll: Re: Kouros versus Aventus Poll

    Not a fan of Kouros. Smells like a urinal cake to me.

    I like Aventus, but not quite a "love". However, my wife LOVES it on me. I have worn well over 2,000 different things over the last 8 years...
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    Re: Primark Oud Rose is similar to...

    That's odd - even their website has almost nothing about it.

    Just a picture and a price. Some sites wax poetic for 3 paragraphs about the notes. Not these guys. Here ya go. You want it? ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th June, 2020

    https://i.postimg.cc/NMNsFSzS/BN9-Bond-No9.jpg
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    Re: No stores- I'm bummed....

    Seems like a good idea... unless they get angry and decide to return it. It probably won't be in the box when they do.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th June, 2020

    https://i.postimg.cc/0jynz7L9/Ad-P-Arancia-Di-Capri.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th June, 2020

    XERJOFF
    NIO

    https://i.postimg.cc/vT3cRVH8/Xerjoff-Nio.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th June, 2020

    CREED
    PURE WHITE COLOGNE

    https://i.postimg.cc/0jnw81Bc/Creed-Pure-White-Cologne.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    LAURENT MAZZONE
    Aldhèyx

    https://i.postimg.cc/9QtwzmRh/LMParfums-Aldh-yx.jpg
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    If your is neither creamy nor long lasting, you may want to question where you purchased it from (these Chanel's are very often faked - and some bottles look quite close to legit). Assuming you...
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    Re: Your favorite warm weather Creed fragrances

    Hot weather, my favorite Creeds are:

    Himalaya
    Bois de Cedrat
    Pure White Cologne
    Virgin Island Water
    EROLFA
    Selection Verte
    Jardin d'Amalfi
  47. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    I usually don't want to smell overly feminine, but there are a few that, despite leaning a bit feminine, I wear occasionally because they are so good.


    I think it is pretty rare now to find...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st June, 2020

    PUREDISTANCE
    BLACK

    https://i.postimg.cc/2yTRqMCH/Puredistance-Black.jpg
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    There are about 10-15 I would recommend, but if you are asking simply for the best, I would say Spice & Wood.
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    Re: Latest Parfums de Nicolai - Eau De Yuzu!

    Nice house. Nice notes. I will certainly try when I get the chance!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    by Kilian
    Straight to Heaven - Extreme

    https://i.postimg.cc/hjNpR2L6/by-Kilian-Straight-To-Heaven-Extreme.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    Zegna
    Acqua di Bergamotto

    https://i.postimg.cc/1zD1Fgn9/Zegna-Acqua-Di-Bergamotto.jpg
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    Re: looking for versatile Oud

    Of the ones you mentioned, Oudmazing is pretty versatile - but it really didn't "Wow" me. So I would be hard pressed to recommend it. I am not familiar enough with the other two to have an opinion....
  54. Re: Latest Louis Vuitton - California Dream in the "California Collection"!

    Thanks for the review. It sounds like it will prove to be a little ordinary, but I am a fan of fresh and summery, so I will certainly like to give this one a try.
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    These would probably be my picks also.
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    Re: Versatile office niche scent for under 150$?

    Perhaps something from Serge Lutens like Five O'Clock Au Gingembre.

    I find it to be quite versatile and office-safe. And it can usually be found for a price more in line with designer than niche.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th May, 2020

    LES NEZ
    TURTLE VETIVER BACK

    https://i.postimg.cc/4yBmxZB8/Les-Nez-Turtle-Vetiver-Back.jpg
  58. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    Actually the EDT. I have samples of the EDP and the Parfum also. I may someday pull the trigger for a bottle of the Parfum, but haven’t yet.
  59. Re: Anyone else not a fan of beast mode performance?

    I don't want to be "that guy".

    I like decent longevity, but do not want a projection monster. I would even sacrifice longevity if it were a great fragrance. You can always carry an atomizer and...
  60. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    Very rarely do I change my opinion significantly, but it has happened a few times.


    Chanel - Bleu de Chanel - didn't care for it at all in the store one day when I tried it. But a few years...
  61. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    A few that I think work better in the summer than in the winter, despite the notes:

    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    Gucci - Pour Homme II
    Serge Lutens - Encens et Lavande


    And these aren't...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th May, 2020

    ASAQ
    Black Incense

    https://i.postimg.cc/2y2xV9Gw/ASAQ-Black-Incense.jpg
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    Re: Alternatives to Creed's Jardin d’Amalfi?

    I have JdA. Yeah, leans slightly feminine, so I am a bit selective when/where I wear it, but it really is majestic in it's beauty. Nothing I have ever smelled is quite like it IMO.

    Personally, I...
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    Re: Malle Vetiver and floating particles

    If they call the Sea Monkeys, don’t believe it - it’s just brine shrimp.

    But really, I have seen this in one or two bottles before. I am wondering if there is a specific ingredient that is most...
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    Re: Your 2020 Summer Rotation Selections?

    No rotation - just hoping to give all my summer ones at least one wearing each summer. Hope to give my favorites at least two wears each.

    over the winter, I have added these good summer scents...
  66. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    Not a fan. Not sure why people would like fecal, but to each their own. There are worse out there. Just tell people on the elevator that its your fragrance. Really. They won't believe you, but...
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

    Hugo Elements in 2011.

    Finishing that caused me to go online and look for a replacement. It led me to Basenotes. Bought a few bottles blind based off suggestions. Haven't stopped since.
  68. Re: 10 Relatively NEW Designers Worth Sampling: Help Please!

    Not many new designers have impressed me lately. But this one was pretty good I thought:

    John Varvatos Artisan Pure



    and anyone out there who hasn’t tried YSL Tuxedo... go do it now.
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    Re: Best Looking Perfume Bottles (Designers)

    Current top 3 designer bottles:

    https://i.postimg.cc/FRw0XBb5/CH-Burning-Rose.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/yxjbbSxf/Juicy-Couture-Dirty-English.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Which is better

    I like both. The Chanel is a little more complex, but I would consider it a tie scent wise. Perhaps a slight lean towards the Chanel...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    CREED
    BOIS DE CEDRAT

    https://i.postimg.cc/QC0XF4m8/Creed-Bois-De-Cedrat.jpg
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Thanks for sharing that - I was always curious why that was discontinued so quickly. I believe it won some "new fragrance of the year" or something when it came out. To be discontinued before it...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Brückner Aoud 1 - Several years ago, I paid a fellow BNer to purchase a bottle for me. However, this was right when UK Mail began seizing packages with fragrances inside. Someone at the Royal...
  74. Re: Latest Paco Rabanne 1 Million Flanker - 1 Million Parfum!

    Tuberose. *sigh*. Guess it's a pass for me.
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    Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

    Big fan of the fragrances. I think they are extremely underrated here on BN. Yet to try one that I don't like. And can usually be found for a reasonable price.
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    Re: What I dusted off and tried again today?

    I have never tried Lanvin Oxygene Homme. A lot of what I wear has been over 12 months since last worn. Today I am wearing GIT, and it has been about a year (last spring) since I have worn it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    ACQUA DI PARMA
    COLONIA INTENSA

    https://i.postimg.cc/HnBCW0yK/Ad-P-Colonia-Intensa.jpg
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    Re: Summer Green Citrus?

    Some good ones mentioned already. I would add Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone (I think its called Vetiver d'Hiver now).
    Also Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin is a really nice green citrus scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    ARMANI PRIVE
    VETIVER BABYLONE

    https://i.postimg.cc/90JDGvvD/Armani-Vetiver-Babylone.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th May, 2020

    CLINIQUE
    HAPPY FOR MEN

    https://i.postimg.cc/Gtzj16Dr/Clinique-Happy.jpg
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540

    It sounds like you are only asking for positive feedback - not many people would buy it if they didn't like it.




    These are exactly my feelings about this one also. I have a sample and have...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th May, 2020

    PUREDISTANCE
    BLACK

    https://i.postimg.cc/2yTRqMCH/Puredistance-Black.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th May, 2020

    HOUSE OF MATRIARCH
    BLACKBIRD

    https://i.postimg.cc/nr04JVnc/House-Of-Matriarch-Blackbird.jpg
  84. Re: It's time to buy the scent when you can't stop thinking about it, do you guys agree ?

    I own and love Mortal Skin. Glad I pulled the trigger on it, but it's a person choice.

    For myself, if it's something within budget, I always buy it when I keep thinking about it. Better to just...
  85. Thread: Acqua di Gio

    by dougczar
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    Re: Acqua di Gio

    Yeah, Perry Ellis 360° Red is actually better IMO, and almost free.
  86. Re: Creed Himalaya & Green Irish Tweed smell the same?

    I hear a warning sign of Covid-19 is loss of smell. You might want to get yourself tested...



    But really, they don't smell much alike, but they do have a common base, which you may be picking...
  87. Re: Why nobody talks about Annick Goutal anymore?

    I am a big fan of many fragrances from Goutal - Not many do lemon better.

    There are a lot of houses that don't get enough attention - and not as much as years ago.
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    Re: In the mood for roses...

    I would suggest Carolina Herrera - Burning Rose. A rich and deep rose scent with good longevity. One of my favorites.
  89. Re: Another you can only have one fragrance, which is your choice? Thread

    CREED
    SPICE & WOOD

    https://i.postimg.cc/yNWp3sMW/Creed-Spice-Wood.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

    Donna Karan
    Fuel for Men

    https://i.postimg.cc/qqjy06bN/Donna-Karan-Fuel-For-Men.jpg
  91. Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance that is TOBACCO centered

    Aramis Havana for me
  92. Thread: Ramon Monegal

    by dougczar
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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    Looking forward to your thoughts on the others
  93. Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy - tiime to buy???

    :thumbsup:


    Yep.


    For me, I am a huge fan of John Varvatos - John Varvatos as well as Vintage. I think Artisan is one of the best smelling things I own - but the longevity is quite poor. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th May, 2020

    CREED
    ROYAL OUD

    https://i.postimg.cc/cCTGTFvv/Creed-Royal-Oud.jpg
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is growing on me

    So, flankers also get pull into this silly sub-forum? I didn't realize there was too much Aventus Cologne talk in the MFD. I guess just the A word is a trigger.


    I still haven't tried Aventus...
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    Re: Avignon/Cardinal/Full Incense - which one?

    Avignon is the one I currently own (I have samples of the other two)...

    The Montale does seem to perform a little better than the others, but Avignon lasts quite a long time for me also. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th May, 2020

    CREED
    ROYAL ENGLISH LEATHER

    https://i.postimg.cc/j2cZB9Qr/Creed-Royal-English-Leather-2.jpg
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    Kenneth Cole Black
  99. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    +1 Love this one a lot.



    My top 5 discontinuted loves that don't get discussed very often:

    Versace - Man
    Armani Privé - Cedre Olympe
    Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender
    Tom Ford - Cafe...
  100. Poll: Re: Do You ENJOY the CREED Batch Variation Phenomena?

    I wonder if wine connoisseurs hate variations, since that is what that whole hobby is based on.
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