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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Thanks. In a lot of ways that was the intention. Heck, that was the reason I was doing it, to expand my knowledge on the note. I just took everyone else for the ride with me.

    It was certainly...
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Hi just to add some insight into my thinking: Part of the interest for me in doing this thread was specifically dealing with Vetivers that could still be acquired. It was more like a composite list...
  3. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    I expected to see my brother having already posted in this thread. Maybe 18 months or so back we found a cache of Z-14 Jeff Gordon bottles for sale at a local shop we go to. If I remember correctly...
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    Re: Creed bottle caps

    I don't care as much about the caps being plastic... However my issue is some of the caps have a HORRIBLE fit and will slip right off of the bottle.
  5. Re: The best Roja Dove for in the office/year round

    Vetiver. I've smelled a good bit of the line and I keep going back to it. Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford gives a pretty darn similar vibe without the rose and weaker performance but a much lower price tag...
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    Re: Ultra Zest - is it worth 100 bax?

    I like Ultra Zest quite a bit because it is similar to Pure Malt but due to my climate I can wear Ultra Zest far more often. Because of this if I didn't have a bottle I'd probably pay the $100.
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    Re: Creed Viking thoughts?

    After a year with Viking I still like it quiet a bit. My only complaint is due to its nature trying it during the summer I didn't think it worked as well. It feels like a cooler weather fragrance to...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Thank you for the kind words.

    I want to apologize to everyone for my absence on the forum, right around the time I was finishing up this quest my wife and I found out we were pregnant. The...
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    Re: Vintage Bel Ami or Vintage Jules ?

    I can't speak to the original formulation of Jules but the current formulation might be my favorite aromatic fougere ever. To me, it's that good. It's certainly up there on the list.

    I don't think...
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    Re: Favourite Green fragrances?

    My current favorite green scent that I haven't seen anyone talking about is Banana Republic 78 Vintage Green. An absolutely outstanding green fragrance. If you have a Banana Republic store near you,...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    You make such definitive statements for someone with so little first hand experience. What I can tell you is, I smelled every batch from 2015 expect 2 and most of the 2016 batches (I stopped after I...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    That's just silly. I can promise you the large majority of the people who have bought Creed Viking in the United States have paid the full retail price for it. We are the EXCEPTION not the rule when...
  13. Re: Ambre narguille vs ojoan vs apple brandy vs habdan

    I don't have experience with all of them but I can tell you that my wife and I awhile back sat down and smelled every single fragrance in my collection over the course of a week to figure out which...
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    Re: Rasasi Egra or Tres Nuit longevity

    I don't think you can go wrong with either. My personal preference is Tres Nuit specifically because I find the opening of GIT / Egra to be too scratchy and "synthetic" to my nose and Tres Nuit does...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    My biggest fear as of now is that I don't have enough of it. I might end up splitting again just to get more. But, First I've got to clear space. My collection has ballooned out of control.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Glad to hear you come around on it. I was always a winner on my skin so it's good to hear it's grown on others.
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    Re: Creeds green irish tweed vs original vetiver.

    Funny enough, It's almost the exact opposite to me. GIT has always opened very screechy and synthetic to my nose. I can appreciate it as a scent but find it middle of the pack for Creed's men...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    They are the exact same.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Yes I have a bottle of 100ml T01. It smells exactly the same as U01. Don't believe the batch variation hype that's already being mentioned with Viking. Ironically enough after all this time my sample...
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    Re: TF Plum Japonais or Kilian Single Malt?

    Single Malt.
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    Re: Dior Homme - Cologne, Sport or Eau?

    If you are looking at current formulations then get Cologne.
  22. Re: I Cannot find the Spice & Wood Flacon with Sprayer Top.

    Just buy the non sprayer flacon from France and a Creed Atomizer to decant it into. Would probably end up still cheaper than buying just the flacon directly from a US store.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    In the past they did just that. If you look at the old Creed Aventus "Where to buy" thread a few years back there's a string of posts from people contacting EU sellers that refused to ship to them...
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    Re: One House For the Rest of Your Life

    Hmmm. Designer I'd go with Dior. Niche I'd go with Creed.

    I'm not sure where Acqua di Parma falls but it'd be a good choice, as would Tom Ford. Y
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I would go with imagining things combined with an already preconceived notion of Creed having a lot of batch variation. I would hate to start anything this early into the life of Viking. But similar...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    No It's not. It's exactly the same. I have 17T01 and 17U01 sitting infront of me right now. Let's get this "batch variation" nonsense over with right now.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    This is the first chilly day (high 40s/low 50s) I've had in probably 9 months. In honor of that I decided to reach for Montana Pour D'Homme.
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    That's the beauty of the free market. He's allowed to do what he wants and you're allowed to disagree. No one is right or wrong.
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    Again, anyone who disagrees with his methods, means, or content can quite literally "vote with their wallet" by not supporting his patreon. But he is doing nothing that other content creators before...
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    So because Jeremy "appears" to have money he does not deserve to be able to ask for people to help offset some of his expenses? You can agree or disagree that his content has the necessary value to...
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    How can you sleep at night?!?!
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    I don't really see the difference between him asking someone to pay a sub fee and any other streamer or youtuber or content creator.

    But I'm from a new generation that is willing to pay for...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    They are leaning hard into the color red with the tagline, "Ignite The Fire". The tagline actually makes sense to me with the strong blast of Cinnamon-y minty going on in the opening. It certainly...
  34. Re: Neroli Lovers.......What Are Some Of The Best Neroli Based Scents?

    After commenting about it yesterday I decided to wear Bright Neroli and as soon as my wife walked into the room she complimented me. Such a good Neroli.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Something you will learn is that Basenotes Posters do not represent the general public in almost all cases. They are two completely different demographics. Once I realized this it really helped me to...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EdP Coming Soon

    I mean I'm going to buy it because Sauvage is already a massive hit in my collection. I wonder how different it will actually be? Hmm
  37. Re: Neroli Lovers.......What Are Some Of The Best Neroli Based Scents?

    Ferrari Bright Neroli is my absolute favorite one.
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    Re: favorite non-soapy orange blossom fragrance?

    http://i.beautyspin.com/mailing/16/acqua-di-parma/adpbmau_aedt20_01__2.jpg

    This
  39. Thread: Tam Dao

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    Re: Tam Dao

    Tam Dao is definitely more complex than Sacred Wood. It's still pretty linear IMO but it smells great. One of my absolute favorite Sandalwood. I'm specifically talking about the EDP. Both are good,...
  40. Re: Today I Killed A $400 Niche Fragrance With My 1 Million Paco Rabanne?

    Pretty much.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    This has been my experience. Longevity has never been an issue. People are just going nose blind.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Those people are wrong. It smells nothing like Z-14 in even the remotest way. I own 2 bottles of Z-14.
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    Re: ferrari fragrances suggestions

    No Bright Neroli isn't mature smelling at all. It's very fresh and can easily be worn by anyone.
  44. Re: Help to discover the aquatic melon fragrance [ + + + ]

    Your mistake was actually reading the OP to begin with instead of just seeing the title and doing what you wanted to.
  45. Re: Help to discover the aquatic melon fragrance [ + + + ]

    My thoughts were it was probably Nautica Voyage. It's more Apple then melon but definitely has that fruit + aquatic vibe.

    If not it then Love & Luck or Unforgivable.
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    Re: ferrari fragrances suggestions

    I own Bright Neroli and Bergamotto Marino. Both are outstanding fragrances.

    I probably prefer Bright Neroli purely on smell but prefer the performance of Bergamotto Marino.

    You can't go wrong...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    There is no difference between the bottle and the sample. Any difference noticed is due to the person's mind and different amounts of the fragrance being sprayed.
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    My vote is for Tres Nuit but that is because i find it superior to GIT because the opening isn't bad like GIT's synthetic scratchy opening.
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    Re: Fragrance for my moms funeral

    I'm so sorry to hear this Dandy. Truly. Thoughts and prayers certainly will be sent you and your family's way.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Finally got a chance to wear Viking out in a night out setting with my friends and my wife.

    Viking did really well for compliments. There was a group of about 10 of us and I got 4 compliments...
  51. Re: A cowboy in SF...separating the men from the hipsters. Rec's please

    If the goal is to be least hipster as possible, I wouldn't look at niche at all or even really care about "non hipster" suggestions. Go to your local Sephora, smell some fragrances and pick one you...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I agree with Diddy on his take almost completely. Except Viking might actually be in my top 5 Creeds. I've worn it for the better part of a week now daily and have a good handle on it. Unique, good,...
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    Re: New Montale; Black Aoud Intense!

    I have a bottle of Black Aoud from 2016 and have never had an issue with it being watered down. The stuff is still potent. It also smelled exactly like my sample I got years ago. I don't think I have...
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP......Longevity?

    You are probably going nose blind to it because you like smelling it so much. Performance has always been average - above average for me.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I completely get that. If I were to rank Creed's at this very moment I would struggle on exactly where I'd put Viking. It wouldn't take the top spot but it would probably fall somewhere in the top 5...
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    Re: Xerjoff 17/17 Homme

    Oh wait, at first I was thinking of 17/17 XXY but Homme is an alright fragrance. I only sampled it a few times and found that while it was ok, it didn't do enough for me to warrant purchasing.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    @tspencer - I agree with the large majority of your statements. I wonder if the aquatic differences might be due to the high humidity area I live in.

    I'm currently on day 3 and my opinions are...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I am not asking people to evaluate a fragrance without their value judgement. My point is, What place does price have in evaluating the SMELL of a fragrance? Once a person determines whether they...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Oh I know they will. My question was more in regards to "when".
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I'm very curious if department stores will get any flacons if Creed Boutique is constantly selling out of them. I would assume Creed would supply themselves first. All indications are that the...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    That's how I got my wife!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I have no idea man. Maybe. Usually people talk about performance improving over time but I find the performance is already kind of solid on this. Granted, I live in a warm climate with high humidity...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    That's because it IS pretty good.

    I feel like a lot of people look at the price tag of this fragrance and then immediately write it off because of that or smell it and go "This isn't the best...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Haha! That's funny man.

    Spice and Woods is a great fragrance. I think because it's part of the exclusive line it gets overlooked sometimes but just based off of smell, it's a great one.


    On...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    It's not close to Shelter Island at all.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    So I'm about 7+ hours into now. I can say without a doubt people saying this fragrance is difficult to place and is unique is 100% accurate. Keep in mind my climate is warm and humid and this was...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Sample beat the bottle. 30-45 minutes in, can only speak about the opening. Keep in mind this is based off of spraying on my skin, so you know chemistry etc, etc.

    Was *not* expecting this. It's...
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    Re: Sophisticated fall fragrance ?

    That's all good suggestions even if Gin by Commodity is a bit plain but to list a couple of you aren't interested in just a boozy fragrance

    Tam Dao EDP, Xerjoff Richwood, by Kilian Sacred Wood.
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    Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red......Is It Worth Buying??

    This! I have a bottle sitting in my closet and it's performance is pathetic compared to AdG. AdG is cheap enough that if you want an everyday fresh fragrance you can just buy it. Or look elsewhere...
  70. Re: Dior Homme cologne is the best very hot weather fragrance

    I sprayed this on yesterday just to go walk outside for a bit and walked past my wife, she stopped me and said, "Omg what are you wearing? You smell amazing."

    It's only the opening that is a huge...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I wasn't talking about Luis. That's his job and he's good at it. But the guy going in there shouldn't call it an "official review" if it's just him interviewing a sales rep for 30 minutes. Unless by...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    That wasn't a review. That was an ad. Lol.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Lol
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    My point wasn't to excuse Creed but instead was commentary on how a good number of the really high end, well known houses do the same thing.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I'm trying to think of all my most expensive bottles, By Kilian, Xerjoff, Clive Christian, Roja Dove...

    None have magnetic caps and none can even be picked up by their cap. Is there any super high...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud vs Spice and wood

    I find Royal Oud smells terrible and Spice & Woods might be Creeds best smelling fragrance.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I think people are missing the simplest option, that some people don't mind spending money on buying exactly what they want.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Then I'm not sure what you're doing in this thread asking why anyone would buy Viking instead of getting a clone or layering if you already know the answer. I thought you were looking for a...
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    Re: Is Reflection Man as bad as they say?

    It's probably the only Amouage that I've smelled that I find is better than just, "yeah it's alright". However none Amouage fragrances have blown me away. Just not my thing.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Exactly. You are NOT the target audience for Creed then. Keep in mind, I'm not saying you are wrong to live by these values, they are your choice. There are however other options that some people...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I think it's great Viking made you think about a fragrance from 20 years ago and got you to buy it again. I'm glad you mentioned Pasha too because it was not on my radar at all before and it's really...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Because my guess is, it's not as close as people are making it seem. People claim all the time about how "XXXX smells just like Aventus." I've smelled them all, none smell as good, some aren't even...
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    Re: Best Rasasi scent for men

    Woody.

    Seriously. Woody.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I look forward to finally getting Viking in since I have a bottle of Pasha as well to compare it against. Even if Pasha smells nothing like Viking, it was worth it to get a bottle because Pasha...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Early Nirvana sounds just like the Beetles!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    You have no idea how excited that makes me.

    To be fair my 2015 bottle of Spice and Woods has really good longevity or maybe it just works well on my skin, not sure. But projection has always been...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Congrats!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    It's a Creed Boutique exclusive for at least 6 weeks. None will have stock until at least after that. It also seems Creed might be delaying the EU release of Viking a bit as well.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Creed Boutique is their official website. If you go there it should change the shopping page to whatever country/region you live in. Keep in mind you can only order from the region you live in....
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    Re: Most complimented fragrance worn?

    The past two year it's been Sauvage. Gets tons of hate here but is Constantly drawing compliments in my everyday life.

    This year Original Vetiver / Mugler Cologne has really picked up on the...
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    Re: Creed's trying to take my money.

    Why would you specifically try to make yourself hate a brand?
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Spice and Wood *might* be my favorite Creed ever. You should definitely smell it, though I doubt you would buy it since you said you only buy date and clubbing fragrances. S&W maybe I could see as a...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    As far as I have seen everyone has said Royal Oud and Viking smell totally different, so I'm pretty happy. Haha.
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    Re: Creed decant storage

    I agree with Parafilm. Wrap it around the lid and it will seal everything in no problem.
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    Re: 1:1 meeting with a VP, what *should* I wear?

    This is a really good suggestion.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Scents are so completely subjective that it makes sense to smell first (or buy a split) if you are uncomfortable dropping that amount of money. I almost got Royal Oud blind before smelling it due to...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    While fennel isn't a listed note in Pasha de Cartier, caraway is. So maybe that's the note I'm picking up on along with the anise. When comparing Pasha vintage vs Azzaro Pour Homme vintage I can...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    How do they even know you're of legal drinking age? I ordered mine over the phone. While I'll never turn away free alcohol, I am extremely curious how this will all work.
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    Re: 1:1 meeting with a VP, what *should* I wear?

    Bno9 Wall Street. I'd want to smell like money around a VP.
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