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  1. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme - ingredient(s)..

    I'm not asking for the ingredients listed on BpH. I have multiple 100ml bottles.

    Thanks though.
  2. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme - ingredient(s)..

    Err, I wasn't saying that I thought it's still being produced. I've assumed it's older product (maybe 1999 at the latest).

    I'm also not asking for a list or something regarding BpH specifically of...
  3. Balenciaga pour Homme - ingredient(s)..

    Hey guys, so.. Balenciaga pour Homme was discontinued in... 1999?

    I've read about it being discontinued rather than being reformulated. If that's true... why?

    Was/Is there some kind of...
  4. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    Has Spicebomb actually been reformulated?

    Anyone to respond that has tried original (or so?) Spicebomb and newer stuff.. say... 2014/2015 batch(es)?

    How's longevity? Projection? Noticeable...
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    Similar to Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue?

    Hi! I was at a family party recently, and talked with an Aunt of mine about fragrances/perfume. Turns out her current signature fragrance is Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, however, my uncle's previous...
  6. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    How old is the bottle? Is there a batch code?
  7. Re: Montale Black Aoud (2014 Aoud Collection by Montale International Design)

    Oooh, please let us know if they're doing the higher concentration thing again!
  8. Re: Montale Black Aoud (2014 Aoud Collection by Montale International Design)

    It might be this..

    Black Aoud (original, Paris)
    Black Aoud (original, Paris) - but 'watered down' (reformulated?)

    Black Aoud (Middle Eastern marketed type that abujouda might sell) - different...
  9. Re: Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or Lille. Online Store

    I just got Vanille and Vetyver from them. In the order, one of the samples I got is a little splash bottle of Vetyver, haha. So, I've decanted some into an atomizer. Probably not going to get to my...
  10. Re: Montale Black Aoud (2014 Aoud Collection by Montale International Design)

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/386139-Montale-clarification
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    Re: Stores in Austin, TX?

    Austin isn't real far away from me, :). Thank you.

    Also, whoa, 1st post after joining over 2 1/3 years ago? Haha.
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    I just looked at stuff for my TF PB frags.

    Tuscan Leather 100ml - MADE IN U.S.A.
    Tobacco Vanille 100ml - MADE IN U.S.A.

    On the back of the bottom piece of the 'box'.

    Both purchased from...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/284-Perfume-Appraisals
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    Re: Just about ready to give up on CH Men

    Oh wow, I just used CheckFresh for my CH Men, and supposedly it's a 2010. Nice. :thumbup:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Mmm.. be careful, those pics might not even be of the actual bottle up for sale.

    Look at the tubing inside the bottle, that might be an/the older thicker style tubing, not the current type?
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    Poll: Re: Dior homme intense vs Dior homme parfum

    A faint memory? Are you sure that it was DHP? It just came out last year.
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste a good choice?

    and here I am at 26 feeling old and being worried about getting older.. haha.
  18. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    Guys. I'm not saying what fragrances do you think will be reformulated.... sigh..

    Basically, what fragrances do you think are so good, that you'd want to snatch up at least one bottle just IN CASE...
  19. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    "just in case they get reformulated (or reformulated further)"

    If you want, think of it like.. "Oh man, I better hurry and buy fragrance X now just in case it gets reformulated later on and I miss...
  20. Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    Hey guys, are there any fragrances you recommend to hurry up and buy 'ASAP', just in case they get reformulated (or reformulated further)?

    I've been itching for Leather Oud..
  21. Re: Speed Reviews of Six Malles and a Few Others

    That's more like it, :p
  22. Boadicea the Victorious house - where to start?

    Where to start with this house?

    Which ones are the gourmands, orientals, compliment getters, challenging, etc. if applicable?
  23. Angel 100ml Eau de Parfum - No batch code on bottle??

    Do any of you have this type of Angel (100 ml Eau de Parfum, refillable).

    If so, do you have a batch code ANYWHERE on the bottle? I have not found one. I did find what seems to be 'RD' etched into...
  24. Re: I Really Hate........ (The, "I Really Hate" Thread)

    It can be annoying when I read things like:

    "The reformulation is a shadow of its former self."
    "The current stuff out there pales in comparison to the vintage formulation."
    "The vintage is the...
  25. Re: Got a "hubba hubba" and a "grrrrrr" from co-workers today

    http://memecrunch.com/meme/26VDX/joker-here-we-go/image.png
  26. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Which Black Aoud? The maybe different newer Middle Eastern type, or the OG type, or(?)?
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    A lot of light weights in here? :happy:

    A fragrance I smelled that I ended up throwing away was a bottle I received for free from someone, not sure if it had spoiled. Oudy Woody by Surrati. At...
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    Stores in Austin, TX?

    I'm going to be in Austin this month, are there any notable stores up there? I might try to look up to see if there's any Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus stores - but are there any other...
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    Re: hese are fake creed bottles... Right?

    Figured I'd bump this thread. I just got the same batch code of Himalaya as in the OP post. Perhaps this will help myself and others get peace of mind.

    I bought from Beautyspin, which as we know,...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/306440-Fragrances-spotted-in-movies!/page2
    ...
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    Re: Amouage... new entry

    Not sure if this is the latest one, but: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/398544-Post-a-Picture-of-Your-Scents-Edition-VII/page4
  32. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    The ones that I own (bottle at least), excluding any formulation stuff, if applicable, are:

    1. Aventus (69.8)
    2. La Nuit de L'Homme (30)
    3. Bleu de Chanel (regular or whatever, got it before the...
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    Thanks, :). I bought teflon tape today and applied. The atomizer stuff seemed to screw on good with my AA, but with my Acqua Viva... I can turn the cap and then it becomes loose again (with the...
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    I did a contact thing for who I bought it from, maybe I'll be able to exchange it or something..
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    Thanks. I'm not big on decanting my own personal fragrances. I don't decant if I go travel or something, for example. I did notice leakage already with my Acqua Viva today. If I wrap the threading...
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    Hm, are you familiar with Profumum Roma threads? From what I saw in the cap at least, they might be pretty big spaced out threads, not a bunch of smaller ones.

    But basically you'd recommend teflon...
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    Thicker? I've maybe been reading about how thin/flexible it is. Are we talking about a different type of Parafilm? I'm talking about Parafilm M or whatever, not Parafilm grafting tape.
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    Well, they come with a splash cap and the sprayer mechanism separate in the package (think Serge Lutens). I don't really like this, as it doesn't seem/'feel' as sealed compared to a crimped bottle,...
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    I'm going to order Parafilm. Not even going to take off the cap of my other PR until after Parafilm gets here. Heh.

    Edit: Hm.. except... would Parafilm be okay to use with threads? The threads...
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    Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    So, I just got a couple Profumum Roma bottles in yesterday.

    I... may not have realized that they don't come with a sprayer attached already. Which is kind of a bummer.

    I have the sprayer on one...
  41. Re: Has anyone ever bought from parfumerie du soleil d'or?

    I just got an order from them in today. Profumum Roma fragrances, and 'free' samples. They're an official retailer for PR...
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    Re: Colissimo tracking.... USPS?

    Thanks! Update!:

    Woooot, just got a call about the package! The guy told me he couldn't/couldn't quite make out the address? Haha. It might be here in about 30 minutes. Yessssssss!

    It's...
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    Colissimo tracking.... USPS?

    Hey guys, so, I'm waiting on an order that's been shipped via(?) Colissimo. It says, when translated, "Your package has arrived at its distribution site". However, where? Does that mean in the state...
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    Re: Fragrances with a "Narcotic Effect"

    Okay, so mine arrived today. It smells familiar to me, and I may have figured out what that is... Thallium Black. Not exactly, but similar (judging from at least smelling from the opening of the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    You might be applying too much as well. I mean, she told you she could easily smell it, right? After like TWELVE hours.

    Try 3 sprays? maybe even 2?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    hednic, when you have time and if you don't mind... how prominent is the sandalwood note in Lys Toscana? Thanks!
  47. Lily Direct 5% off code. June 23rd - July 4th

    http://i.imgur.com/VbAaPkp.jpg
  48. Re: Bought it, hated it, sold it, bought it again ... loved it :)

    Thanks. I have a plated one. Got mine back in 2012.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    A: "Okay, I'm pretty sure now.... are you wearing Aventus?"

    B: "Yeah."

    A: "Nice. So, are you into fragrances?"

    B: ":huh: Uh, no. It was well over three hundred dollars."

    A: "No shit. I...
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    Re: Houses of Sigilli and Tiziana Terenzi.

    Thanks. Aw man, I'm not sure, but maybe sandalwood was my main interest with Laudano Nero. :undecided:
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    :wink:
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    Re: Ron Robinson - coupon codes, promos?

    Nice, thanks! hednic, you're ubiquitous here on Basenotes, haha. :beer:
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    Ron Robinson - coupon codes, promos?

    Do any of you know if Ron Robinson does (or how often) any kind of promo sales?

    Know of any current coupon codes?

    Thanks! Not sure if this is the right place to post.. but..
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    Re: Back to black

    I do like Back to Black! Get this... I've had my bottle since January or so of 2013.... and I haven't even sprayed it yet! :rolleyesold:

    I thought about saving it (or at least initially spraying?)...
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    Re: Tom Ford batch code

    The batch code might simply be the AA1 part. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well hey, 2 feet is/can be great! In general, I'd maybe rather people be able to smell/notice my scent when in close proximity to me, as opposed to across the room! :wink:

    Being discovered, rather...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Thanks, :). A cheapie, Swiss Arabian Attar Mubakhar.

    I've been interested in Opium pour Homme Eau de Parfum for a while, finally going to be able to try it (own it :cheesy:)! (Escentual, I may...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hm, oh, nvm. Yeah, post back about the 1 spray thing! Let us know how it goes. :beer:

    Have you tried applying unscented lotion before spraying on Aventus?

    Someone help me out, isn't there a...
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    Re: Houses of Sigilli and Tiziana Terenzi.

    Hm. But, they seemed strong to you?

    Bump.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Not all ordered today (2 are). None have arrived yet. All blind buys.

    http://i.imgur.com/ttpAhIX.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/0fSfXOF.png

    http://i.imgur.com/iMKyGhs.jpg
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Dude, what? of Aventus?

    ... try 1 or 2 sprays.. seriously. Have you tried getting anyone else to try to see if they can smell it? Maybe you've been getting olfactory fatigue? 4-6 sprays... what if...
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    Houses of Sigilli and Tiziana Terenzi.

    How many of you have tried:

    Sigilli - Hymba (Is this basically a sweet citrusy oriental or something?)
    Sigilli - Electra (Is this pretty much an amber(gris?) scent, or amber(gris?) +...
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    Is the website down/offline currently?
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    Thanks for responses!

    So far, two that I might be the most/quite interested in are Amber Aoud (Parfum/Absolue Précieux - though, I'd maybe get AAParfum out of the two... first? :grin:) and...
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    Re: Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    Do you personally get oud out of it?



    Thank you.



    :wink:
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    Re: Doppelganger.

    Huh? You mean OV/Original Vetiver?
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    Re: Back to black

    http://andrewslawplc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/laughing.jpg
  68. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    :grin:
  69. Have any of you tried Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud, Fruity Aoud, or Candy Aoud yet?

    I'm interested about them. :)
  70. Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Feel free to include multiple blind buys if you want. Also, if you've just recently did an expensive blind buy and haven't even received it yet, do tell!

    For me...

    I may have smelled it in...
  71. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche edp vs edt

    It might be a marketing/sales thing or whatever going from EdTC to EdP + price raise, and not a reformulation. Don't worry about it. :beer:
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    Re: Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    I just did an order for R'oud Elements last night, :). Thanks.
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    Re: Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    Thanks for the responses, :vrolijk_26:



    There are bottles that have Colonia Intensa Oud and other bottles that have Colonia Oud. Even if the formulation is the same, the naming is still...
  74. Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    Well, I've maybe become a lot more accustomed(?) to different scents, however some stuff that I own, to give examples.. may be..

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Also, I'm 26 years old.
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    Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    What are some frags that have a unique/different take on/with oud?

    You know the same old same old rose + oud combo frags? Yeah... don't include those. Not even one's that are 'pretty similar'. Try...
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    Thanks! I'm maybe not real big on vetiver atm, I do like the vetiver in Eau Sauvage Parfum though.

    What kind of longevity do you get from Danger and Fetish? These are both Parfum pour Homme,...
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    Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    Are any of the Roja Dove's 'decently' crowd pleasing?

    I understand wearing fragrances for yourself, and I do do that. However, I'd maybe like to wear it around other people without them recoiling...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Actually, that might be a 2013 or earlier batch! It's an older/the original atomizer head and tubing type stuff maybe, for Aventus. :).



    Did you test any out?
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    [CONUS] Peeps' sale thread! Fahrenheit 50ml x3

    3x Fahrenheit 50ml.

    PayPal only.
    Friends/family option - $91 for all three.
    Goods/services option - $95 for all three.
    All of the batches start with a 3 (For example, mine is 3N1E, the opened...
  80. Re: Know of any fragrances/brands that aren't commonly mentioned here? Come tell us what it is!

    Have any of you tried any of the Mizensir fragrances?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    You bought it in 2014? Maybe it's actually a 2013 batch? :vrolijk_26:

    Which atomizer head type might it look like?

    1. (Granted, this might be a GIT bottle, but..)...
  82. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    I can understand about concentration gradient and diffusion. I understand water vapor is in a gas state and 'regular' water in a liquid state. Hm, that brings up another thing.. since a lot of...
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    Re: I'm intrigued. Guerlain Santal Royal.

    Jeez guys, burst my bubble why don't ya.


    :cheesy:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    With Aventus, it probably does have a batch code on the bottle somewhere (in general? and excluding testers perhaps?). Have you checked on the actual bottom of the bottle? The bottom rim on the back?...
  85. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    I'm not sure. Is it like a leather-lite/rubber kind of smell? and/or some kind of heavy musk type smell? I put on some Colonia Ambra for maybe the first time yesterday.
  86. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    "The room where my fragrances are kept has a temperature and humidity gadget in there (which is probably measuring relative humidity).". There's a little device in here to measure. It's not far from...
  87. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    in general, I store my frags in an A/C environment, with their box or whatever, inside of a cabinet. Temperature variations where they're stored at (with A/C on).. ~68-72 perhaps? With maybe more so...
  88. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    I can understand them being stored for most of the time, not even personally being handled to be sprayed. However, if I spray and X amount of water gets into frag - sure it can still be stored...
  89. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    I mean.. I live in Southern Texas where it can feel pretty icky/'sticky'. Are you familiar with this? You're in Texas as well, yes?

    I'm basically trying to give myself peace of mind and be...
  90. Re: Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    I'm talking about long term here, as in.. decades. Say I have a 100ml bottle and I've sprayed it to where there is about 50% left in the bottle, where all of the sprays happened in this environment....
  91. Humidity in regards to fragrances. Relative humidity and dew point. Thoughts?

    What do you guys consider a safe relative humidity/dew point to spray fragrances in?

    I live in Southern Texas. The room where my fragrances are kept has a temperature and humidity gadget in there...
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    I'm intrigued. Guerlain Santal Royal.

    How many of you guys have tried it?

    Thoughts?

    How prominent are the oud and sandalwood note(s)/accord(s)? Is the leather more of a background supportive role?
    ...
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    Re: Perfumes by Terri

    Thanks for mentioning about those.
  94. Re: Quick crude naive fragrance impressions from sampling today (incl. Aventus and Colonia Ambra!).

    I did smell coffee beans, :D.



    Cool, thanks. From my brief 'smellings', I may have liked the regular Oud and Oud Satin Mood the best, even though Oud smelled like/reminded me of A*Men.

    I...
  95. Re: Best way to pay for fragrances from intl online stores?

    In regards to buying from FiF or EN using PayPal, I'm not sure if PayPal does charge a fee for conversion. If they do, how might that be determined? My main account type is VISA, however, I don't...
  96. Re: Quick crude naive fragrance impressions from sampling today (incl. Aventus and Colonia Ambra!).

    Thanks, :). Is MFK a line you collect? Have you tried the different Oud ones?

    Also, I was told by a lady at the store today about an upcoming MFK release. Aqua Vitae Forte. She basically mentioned...
  97. Re: Quick crude naive fragrance impressions from sampling today (incl. Aventus and Colonia Ambra!).

    :)



    I may end up buying Black Orchid in the future. What are your thoughts on Chanel No. 5 EdP?



    :laugh: Well, I did smell coffee beans... not sure if that helped..
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Maybe it's because of the bottle size? Maybe Creed sells more of the 120ml size compared to the 75ml size, and the tubing comes together with the atomizer stuff? Thus, taking/took longer to 'get rid...
  99. Quick crude naive fragrance impressions from sampling today (incl. Aventus and Colonia Ambra!). :)

    Alright, out of all of these scents, I only *purposely* sprayed two on my skin... as for how much 'accidentally' got on my skin.. I don't even know.

    *Do not start reading the impressions expecting...
  100. Bottle size in regards to oxygen/air amount in bottle?

    I have a sort of dilemma.

    Say there's a 100 ml frag for $150, but then there's a 150 ml size for $175. Sure, better ratio.

    However, a thing I think about is the amount of air/oxygen in the...
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