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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    I picked some up. It moisturizes and smells fresh ( and good ). Unbelievable value at $1 Can. I bought one to try it.. I'll get several next time.
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    Re: Mugler's Cologne - Extra sprays ?

    I just tried some of the " invigorating hair and body shower " . I don't know if its the same as the lotion you mentioned... but it seems to help. I use a moisturizing soap and so I had put the "...
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    Re: Mugler's Cologne - Extra sprays ?

    Thanks for all the feedback. Looks like I was thinking conservatively. I will have to apply more.

    In fact though, as much as I like this frag, I might relegate it to the next warm season. My skin...
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    Mugler's Cologne - Extra sprays ?

    Mugler's is one of the great frags I have added since joining this group.

    I do find that it takes a couple of extra sprays to get the projection and sillage that I get from some of the other...
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    Re: creed aventus plus compliments??

    I lose the scent after 20 minutes or so: it goes "under the radar" for me personally. Lots of compliments though. I just wish I could enjoy it as much as others seem to.
    The dry down must be...
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    Re: Class that Lasts

    Do you mean the Terre d'Hermes EDT ? I have noticed its one that does seem to hold its own better than most in the winter conditions. That said, most of my collection doesn't have enough longevity...
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    Re: Class that Lasts

    The comments in other threads on some of these suggested frags leads me to believe there are some real gems here !

    I'll be putting away some frags until the warmer weather when longevity it not...
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    Class that Lasts

    Its winter and that means dryer skin which in turn means less longevity.

    Looking for daytime/office frags that last... "classy" a must.

    I have tried room humidifiers and all sorts of...
  9. Re: what are your favorite fresh and soapy vetivers?

    + 1

    And Thierry Mugler - Cologne
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    Re: Attar Formulation

    New to attars but find it interesting....
    I have sandalwood.. so If I got some vetiver and perhaps another to go along with it could I apply it to my skin ? It seems to me the sandalwood essential...
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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    This one is triple milled, good for your skin and its got a clean fresh scent.

    Vetiver Cedar Soap http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/103

    It has some citrus notes as well.

    PS Lots of...
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    Your Favorite Soap and Why

    What is your favorite soap and why ?

    Many years ago I got a bar of Gran Valor at an airport and as far as the scent was considered it was magnificent ! I tried to get more of it and couldn't find...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Black Orchid

    WE have about 50 stores here and one is in our area.
    So we should look for Black Amethyst ? Also, any others that have a true orchid scent, ( as opposed to mixed floral ) ?

    PS : this sample card...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Black Orchid

    Thanks for the feedback. What does BBW mean ?
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    Tom Ford - Black Orchid

    This is newish. Has anyone tried it ? I was asking a lady about the scent of orchids which my wife luvs and she told me about this one.
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    Re: Vintage & discontinued recommendations?

    +1 Vintage Fahrenheit
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    Re: Creed Blending

    Tried it with SMW and it worked for me. On my skin the SMW adds a little extra sillage.
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    Re: How Dangerous is Perfume ?

    I've been wearing frags since high school and I'm in my 50's now and have no major health issues. Fine frags are one of the good things in life... luckily it doesn't seem like they have any health...
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    Re: On the hunt again - office frag!

    As of recent I have been wearing Creed Original Vetiver to the office and getting lots of compliments. The compliments are from girls that are fresh out of university right up to senior exec women. ...
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    Re: Non Perfumes, Non Fragrances

    I think you posters are spot on. That seems to be what the meaning is. I think I understand it now.

    Dorje123, I agree about "sometimes its nice to smell good without people thinking you used a...
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    Re: Non Perfumes, Non Fragrances

    One of the ladies who sells me frags mentioned that Acqua Di Gio is "almost like a non perfume" because "its so mild and airy". I have heard the expression "non perfume" on another occasion as well....
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    Non Perfumes, Non Fragrances

    I heard a comment regarding a well known frag for men today: "Its almost a non perfume". I believe this was meant to be a positive attribute, perhaps a testament to its discretion.

    This concept is...
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    Frags to Savor

    Do you have frags you like to get out from time to time and savor ?

    I have a handful of these that are for special times. They are not for regular use because of their rarity ( vintage or...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Is The GREATEST FRAGRANCE OF ALL TIME

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    What do you like about Aventus ?
    This frag intrigues me. The pineapple note is interesting and uplifting. The only issue I have with Aventus is that my nose loses it after about 20...
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    Re: Layering, Combining

    No offense intended.

    I learned of combining from a fragrance specialist whose "secret" was a combination of 2 high profile frags. I am curious as to how he went about finding the right...
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    Layering, Combining

    What frags do you like to layer and for what reason ?
    Which combinations work best for you ?

    1. Creed SMW and Original Vetiver.

    I had started the day with SMW then decided I missed the OV....
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    Re: Uplifting Fragrance

    "What I think of as uplifting is, makes me feel good and makes me want to do something... Terre d'Hermes,.." posted by Dorje123



    Agreed. +1
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    Poll: Re: Poll for best fragrance from Amouage!

    I only wear this one when its time to relax. I want to savor it. Its a fine piece of work. The way they weave rich incenses and woods is fascinating.

    I know little of their full repertoire,...
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    Re: Uplifting Fragrance

    When I want to relax and get into a good head-space I like frags that are almost all incense and wood notes without too much floral or spices. Some of the Amouage offerings are absolute masterpieces...
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    Re: Original Vetiver - First Thoughts

    This afternoon, one of the girls from the offices mentioned that my cologne smelled "very expensive".

    MONEY, MONEY = creed OV

    PS. I also like that story.
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    Re: Looking for Mugler's Cologne in Montreal

    Yes, they mentioned it was discontinued. I don't know if that means they are discontinuing it as an item in their inventory or something else.
    In addition, I went to Place Ville Marie and the...
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    Re: Original Vetiver - First Thoughts

    I believe hotel soaps mostly all smell the same because they are probably from the same supplier who just changes the packaging as required. In addition, the recipe is probably generic with no...
  33. Re: Basenotes Approved Retailers and Distributors

    Just a quick thank you for the informative posts. Good to know.
  34. Basenotes Approved Retailers and Distributors

    Is there a list of approved ( by Basenotes ) retailers ?

    For instance, I am looking at buying some items from fragrancenet.com for shipment to Quebec, Canada. Is this a good solid choice ?

    I...
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    Original Vetiver - First Thoughts

    This frag is a new experience for me. It reminds my wife of how I smell after using hotel soap. As much as I like SMW, Aventus and other fine Creed offerings, I find myself very attracted to this...
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    Looking for Mugler's Cologne in Montreal

    I checked The Bay and they don't have it.

    I see that there are online options. Maybe that's the best option for me right now.
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    Your Most Esteemed "Nose"

    If you could create a description of your perfect signature frag, who would you entrust to create a frag that would meet or exceed your expectations ?

    For me it would be the creator of...
  38. Re: What are some of the best quality/price deals on frags for those who like fresh and/or green ?

    Just a quick thank you. Some great ideas here.. my "try" list is longer now.
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    Best Choices for Uplifting/Invigorating

    Its been a couple of years since the last thread on this subject so maybe its time to have another look.

    Now oddly enough, even though its scent begins to escape me ( olfactory fatigue ) after a...
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    Applying Frag - Misc Considerations

    I have found that applying a frag after a shower tends to "soften" the effect of a frag. I also concluded that applying frag after a sauna ( and shower of course) or after sweating from sports made...
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    Re: Aventus and Olfactory Fatigue

    Thank you for the welcome dollars&scents.
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    Re: Aventus and Olfactory Fatigue

    It sure is helpful. I am going to get busy trying what has been suggested.
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    Aventus and Olfactory Fatigue

    Ok well, I think I have a potential solution. Aventus is the strangest frag that I have ever tried. I can't smell it after 20 minutes... its like it died... and yet I get compliments on it many hours...
  44. What are some of the best quality/price deals on frags for those who like fresh and/or green ?

    When it comes to versatile and balanced "fresh" frags there seems to be some good choices out there. I tried some Moschino "Forever" today and I think it might be good. I just got a spray or two of...
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    Re: Almost giving up on Creed

    Looking for some advice. I like fresh and I am trying a sample of GIT and, on other days, Hermes Terre. Both are quite good but the GIT doesn't last nearly as long on my skin as Terre.

    I do like...
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