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    Re: Do you wear your age?

    You're not from Haiti are you?!
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    Re: Dunhill 1934 -Real or Reformulated?

    Don't know whether it was different for US markets, but every bottle of the real Dunhill 34 that I bought from 1971 until 2000 was not a spray, but simply a bottle with a dispensing hole in the top....
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    Re: Selection Verte - Where to Buy?

    Just buy Epicea and find something a bit spearminty to layer with it!
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    Re: Creed. Is there one for me?

    Nobody's mentioned my fave Epicea...
    And Neroli Sauvage beats Dior's Eau Sauvage any day, and stays a long time for me!
  5. Re: Tobacco,spicy frag. like from the old jazz bar rooms full of cigar smoke

    Aramis Havana...
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    Re: Frags that exude class without lavender

    I usually go for classics but, since it won the Basenotes award this year, decided to try a sample of Terre D'Hermes this week. It arrived, I tried it and followed up with a full bottle after 24...
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    Re: TOBACCO!...Who's the Daddy?

    Aramis Havana. The only let down is the dire bottle, a triumph of unstable art over design. Most Havana probably ends up as puddles mixed with broken glass on people's floors...
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    Re: Niche pronunciation

    neesh.
  9. Thread: Lavender

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    Re: Lavender

    I usually like Creeds, but I HATE this one. The particular combination of scents produces a strong dog poo odour to my nose!
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    Re: we always talk about 70's and 80's powerhouse

    I recently bought a bottle of Eau Sauvage: it was one of the first 'expensive' colognes I bought in the 1970s. I remember it as very fresh and citrusy. But I suppose my nose must have changed,...
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    Re: Fake Creed GIT - Comparison Pics

    I have a number of Creeds, and all match the pictures on the right of the atomiser etc. But, in several cases the gold inset Fleur de Lis, which is a separate moulding in the cap, is not brilliantly...
  12. Re: They said Creed SIlver Mountain Water smells... bad!?

    I don't think so, amber is a warm and sweetish note as I understand it, this is a sort of acidic smell. I also thought at one time it was ambergris, but again there are Creeds with what is reckoned...
  13. Re: They said Creed SIlver Mountain Water smells... bad!?

    I agree! These are 2 of a group of Creeds that have something in them that, to my nose, completely overwhelms any more subtle notes: it's SO strong. I can just about detect the differences, but they...
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    Re: DUNHILL 'LONDON' coming 2008... any info?

    Yes, will be made by Proctor and Gamble in one of their chemical factories.
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    Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Sorry, but they don't. It should come in an orangey coloured box, not a darker brown one. And their site says 'temporarily unavailable' as it has for many months.
  16. Re: Want to buy Stepdad who wears Drakkar Noir a Creed for Christmas... suggestions?

    Epicea, Orange Spice or Vetiver 48. Best 3, and I speak as someone middleaged. Which I'm sure your step father thinks of himself as: never 'elderly'!. And then there's Cuir de Russie: oh the list...
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    Re: Creed Royal Delight: What to Expect?

    You never know, the_good_life might have meant that it reminded him of the Marx Brother's Night at the Opera, another classic like Royal Delight!
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    Re: Creed Royal Delight: What to Expect?

    Yes, very rich, quite sweet. About 4th in my personal Creed rankings. It's the one Creed that produces a certain strange heaviness in my throat when I use it: almost as though something in it...
  19. Re: Let's talk about the Creed's that noone posts about

    I thought it was Peter Noone (of Herman and the Hermits). Now, I gather, a stalwart singer of Gilbert and Sullivan...
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    I am, but I think it's a pity the...
  20. Re: Let's talk about the Creed's that noone posts about

    Another vote for Epicea, which isn't mentioned much. Oh, and Orange Spice.. and Vetiver 48 of course which is. And I'd like to buy Neroli Sauvage if I can find it at the right price, I've only got a...
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    Re: Creed original vetiver...mugler or better?

    Personally, I think Creed's 1948 Vetiver is better than OV. Seems less sullied by another underlying note.
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    Re: Creed ZMP (wtf?)

    Looking at the other stuff the seller offers, I'd be very suspicious. But fascinating to know that someone has gone to the bother of forging ZMF, not one of Creed's best known!
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    Re: Is it safe to get Creed on ebay.com?

    Possibly in the US, or from other foreign sellers, but I too have found 21st Scentury to be 100% reliable.
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    Re: a question for creed veterans

    I have to disagree with the Royal Scottish Lavender recommendation: I get a real doggy poo drydown off it after about 10mins, but then I do have an odd nose! I think Vetiver 48 and Orange Spice are...
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    Re: Ok....Still trying to "get" Antaeus......Help!

    I guess you might not have it in the States! Try a furniture store, or even better a small sample of Antaeus. One of the decant suppliers must have samples.

    The wax polish I'm talking about...
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    Re: Ok....Still trying to "get" Antaeus......Help!

    Well.... you can't miss it. Go and smell some old style solid wax polish, then try Antaeus again: it's just a waxy note. Or, more vulgarly, smell a dog's ear (nice healthy young dog) and then see if...
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    Re: Ok....Still trying to "get" Antaeus......Help!

    I do find the beeswax note a little wierd. But I suppose that's what makes it distinctive. But is it pleasant-distinctive or just odd-distinctive?
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    Re: What do you think of Creed Epicea?

    One of the best Creeds of all. But I don't get anything that I would describe as pine from it at all. It's far more interesting.
  29. Poll: Re: Dior Eau Sauvage, D&G pour homme or Terre D'Hermmes

    I'm a bit confused about Eau Sauvage. I bought it last about 25 years ago and I remember it as very lemony, but with a nice acidic harshness and good lasting powers. I thought I'd try it again. Same...
  30. Re: Article in New York mag on Tom Ford and cocaine notes...

    Didn't I read that every banknote now has a touch? Just smell the money!!
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    Re: Which Creed Vetiver is this?

    Just bought a bottle of Vetiver from Uk Ebay 21st Scentury's shop. Arrived today and is definitely correctly Vetiver, and not Original Vetiver. Trad. embossed box, Vetiver on the label on the outside...
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    Re: Online retailers (especially to the UK)

    21st Scentury, helpful people. And http://www.lessenteurs.com/ also very helpful!
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    Re: "Barber-shop" smell,any niche?

    Creed " Baie de Genievre"

    Exactly right...
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    Re: Has anyone used this UK ebay Creed seller?

    Yes, I've bought 4 bottles from them, I am happy that all are genuine, shipped fast, well packed. They sent creed samples with them too!
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    Re: What's good besides Creed?

    Sounds just my sort of thing, I shall search for a decant forthwith...
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    Re: What's good besides Creed?

    You missed out Bois de Bronx, (2 years before it goes public,mind) and designed specially to appeal to all you guys over there who say they don't like Creed. Erwin's over there now, sampling the...
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    Re: What's good besides Creed?

    Of course it is! The carpet is only upstairs where the REALLY exclusive ones that aren't on the BN database are, plebs stay downstairs and don't have to take their shoes off.:grin:
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    Re: What's good besides Creed?

    No, but you do have to take your own footwear off before you are allowed in, because of the mink carpet.
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    Re: What is about Creed anyway?

    And that is one of the other things about Creed too. As another poster has indirectly alluded to, Creed is primarily a male scent house, not a female one. The other houses are primarily based on...
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    Re: Creed is just not for me

    I am no longer sure whether it's the ambergris note that I don't like in some Creeds. I recently tried Ambre Canelle, and Royal English Leather: I can't detect anything of the sharp note in these...
  41. Re: So-Called "Classic" Fragrances That Have Not Been Reformulated

    Is it just that, or is it also associated with the perfume industry's lists of permitted ingredients and their sources?
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    Re: Notes you can't smell?

    Great, a fellow sufferer! But I wonder what constitutes this note that we have to avoid?
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    Re: Notes you can't smell?

    I can't detect any tobacco at all in Creed Tabarome. Yet I can in Himalaya, which doesn't appear to have any according to the reviews.

    I always wonder whether this has some connection with my...
  44. Re: Fragrance suggestions for a job interview in Wales

    Having spent the last 20 years working at a UK University, I would agree with those who say no scent is the best scent for an interview. If you are successful (and I do hope so, if it's what you...
  45. Re: Neroli Sauvage, Citrus Bigarrade, or Bois de Cedrat?

    The 3 you've quoted all seem to be poor lasters on me. Orange Spice on the other hand, which isn't in your list, is very well sustained and a great scent.
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    Re: How can you tell if its right for you

    For many years, I have bought 2 ladies in my life perfume at Christmas time: they always say how wonderful it is...
    But Basenotes has opened my eyes, since I realise that I actually buy my colognes...
  47. Thread: Favorite Creed

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    Poll: Re: Favorite Creed

    Voted for BdP, but Orange Spice, not on the list, is really my favourite...
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    Re: What makes a scent smell like "old man"

    Yup, that's what I hate about it! That makes me grown up, which fits and is why I like BdP best! Original Aramis and Polo are good too. And Dunhill 34 (and only 34, the newer ones are too juvenile)
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    Re: First Niche/Creed: Reccomends?

    I stupidly tried Erolfa today without reading down the opinions people had posted and checking what was in it. Sure enough, that harsh chemically salty, supposedly 'aquatic' smell predominated...
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    Re: Ambergris: a bit fishy?

    Well, I love the smell of vanilla. At present in the garden I have a large Azara Microphylla tree which is in full flower. It's always first in the spring, and the vanilla scent floats for yards...
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    Re: Ambergris: a bit fishy?

    I think that must be the problem: clean, aquatic smelling, that's what I have to avoid! I might try a decant of Acier, to see if that confirms it.
    Thanks for your replies.
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    Re: BEST UNSCENTED DEODORANT?

    Well, deodorant or antiperspirant? Personally I think it's unpleasant having large wet patches on shirts, even if they're odourless!. So I don't use deodorants. I do use Clinique Unscented...
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    Ambergris: a bit fishy?

    I'm gradually discovering, as I go through all my decants of Creed stuff, that the ones I don't like all seem to have the ambergris base which I understand is a house note. It's noticeable to me when...
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    Re: What scent says "Medium dry vodka martini"?

    A whole drop?????
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    Re: 80s/ vintage recommendations

    Yup, that would be top of my list, if only I could still get it...
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    Re: Aramis,which one is the best?

    At the back of a cupboard, I've still got a bottle and a bit of some stuff called Aramis 900 hair conditioner. It's a dark brown liquid and for a time many years ago I used it instead of any other...
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    Re: How dare you are!

    Reminds me of an incident a couple of years ago. I was at a Historic race car meeting at one of Jonathan Palmer's UK circuits. He'd done a couple of laps in a glorious Lola T70 for fun and was...
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    Re: my creed bottle is peeling

    If you use a conductive paint, and then electroplate with a very fine layer of gold, then you have a '22carat' bottle. But in its own right, it won't be worth a lot!!
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    Re: Scentiments.com - Good G.I.T.?

    I've been trying a lot of Creed fragrances recently. Without a doubt, GIT is my least favourite! I hate the harsh base note that's left, gives me a sore throat.
    Now BdP, OV, BdG, they're in a...
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    Re: Source for Dunhill EdC

    Thanks for your comments, the sites mentioned do look as though they have the right stuff.
    I've already ploughed into the Creed world, still looking for the one for me...
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    Re: Source for Dunhill EdC

    Curiously, it is looking for this that's brought me to this fascinating site. I have the remains of the very first bottle I bought at Harrods in 1980 that I've kept as a souvenir, it has a black...
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