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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I actually tried this a few days ago, and with two sprays to the sternum, I couldn't even smell it. I had a sample of VIW from Nieman Marcus that was decanted from the bottle, which I left in my hot...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I like the way it smells, but I'm having longevity issues. I have 5ml from TPC and I've blown through half of it in 2 1/2 days. I've even been spraying it on my shirt to get it to last longer. It...
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    Re: French Lover vs. Aramis Havana...similar?

    What?
  4. Re: New Creed Aventus and Creed Spice and Woods Updates and notes!!

    I'm exited to try Aventus when it's released, but the bottle looks terrible.
  5. Re: If you were to choose 3 to 4 fragrances to use what would they be?

    Creed Himalaya
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Dior Homme
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    For all seasons and all reasons.
  6. Re: looking for the modern vetiver beast . . .

    Grey Vetiver and Vetiver Extraordinaire are hands down the best I have tried so far.
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    Re: Your Fragrance to check list?

    To get:
    1. Geranium Pour Monsieur (Malle)
    2. Green Irish Tweed (Creed)
    3. L'air du dessert Marocain (Tauer)
    4. Black Aoud (Montale)
    5. Straight to Heaven (by Kilian)

    To sample:
    1. No. 88...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Thanx, I try to keep it streamlined. I just added Silver Mountain Water to the portfolio.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Thanks! It's still just a baby, but its growing little by little. :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    My little collection. Taken with a crappy blackberry camera. :)
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs525.ash1/30859_1450536304984_1280526522_1268838_4715754_n.jpg
    Not Pictured:
    Hermes...
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Yeah, what the heck happened? Best reviewer on youtube by a long shot. Bring it back!
  12. Re: San Francisco Basenotes Meetup - April 11, 2010

    Is Jaqueline closed on Sundays? That would have been a cool place to check out as well.
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Consider yourself subscribed.
  14. Thread: Rocabar!

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    Re: Rocabar!

    While I haven't had any problems with with the dry down as of yet, I can see your point. It switches gears pretty drastically when the spicy pine notes burn off, and those are my favorite. I found...
  15. Thread: Rocabar!

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    Rocabar!

    I stopped in at the local Neiman Marcus today to check out some Guerlains with the intention of picking something up. As it turned out they where out of both Mitsuko and Habit Rouge and didn't even...
  16. Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    I remember reading the reviews in the directory before buying this one. There where a few references to new money, young Hollywood party trash or whatnot. I can see these points of view because,...
  17. Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    It smells great, but its pretty brash and cocky. It took me a while to get used to it. Its like Cool Water with a soapy woody twist and a bung load of aldehydes.
  18. Re: What do you dislike about Vetiver by Guerlain? (GV fans not allowed ; )

    I used to dislike GV and I was never sure why. I really like Vetiver scents and I really like the tobacco in the dry down, but I realized recently that its the coriander in the top notes that put me...
  19. Re: I challenge anyone who can name a frangrance better than these!

    Hijack! Are Givenchy and Sycamore better than Malle VE?
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    Re: Help me broaden my horizons.

    I still have some Musc Ravageur left over from last summer. I bet it would be much better in the cool weather. When I tried it in the heat of summer, I just felt like I smelled greasy. I'm gonna...
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    Re: Help me broaden my horizons.

    Where I live, there isn't much of a winter. There's really only about 3-4 months of rainy fall-ish weather and 3 seasons of summer, but I don't care. If Its good enough to buy. I'll buy it.
    ...
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    Re: Help me broaden my horizons.

    That is so crazy! I have been going back and forth about sampling NR For Him and was just going through the reviews when I jumped over to check on this thread! I seems to be a pretty controversial...
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    Re: Help me broaden my horizons.

    I'm definitely gonna try MKK and Yagatan. I need something dirty and skanky.
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    Re: Help me broaden my horizons.

    Also, I realize Guerlain Vetiver is more of an old school fragrance, but I bought it blind a year or so back and its grown on me. :)

    Edit: If you feel like checking out my wardrobe, I have a...
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    Help me broaden my horizons.

    I am gearing up to go on another sampling rampage and I'm looking for some insight.

    I'm looking for scents that are unique and maybe a little esoteric, but my taste don't generally tend toward...
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    Re: Creed IS worth the money

    My bottle of MI is slightly off kilter, judging from the samples I have left over from the run up to buying it, although the Creed rep in Union Square (SF) said they don't sell many. It may be an old...
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    Re: Are you Over Bond 9 Scents?

    I think Wall Street smells more like a cross between Erolfa and Bvlgari Acva. Riverside is great but, for my money It's Wall Street or New Haarlem. Otherwise I think your exactly right, most of it is...
  28. Re: Brace Yourselves: A long winded newbies blind buy adventure is to be found here!

    I agree with you at least about Vetiver. I bought this one blind 4 months ago, and hated it. It has recently become one of my favorites.
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    Re: XXX is the best fragrance for YYY

    This is some of the funniest stuff I've ever read.
  30. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    Where can I find EN in stores?
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    My Top 8 So Far:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa
    Dior Homme
    New Haarlem
    Riverside Drive
    Green Irish Tweed
    Millésime Impérial
    Himalaya
    Terre d'Hermès
  32. Re: Another possibly redundant first date/advice for a guy thread.

    Yes of course, I agree about keeping it light for dinner. Very good point. Thanks for all the advice. :)
  33. Another possibly redundant first date/advice for a guy thread.

    I have a date soon with a woman who I think is very special. We are both 30 years old, for point of reference. While I know that it is the man and not the scent that's important, I want to make a...
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    Re: I need a fresh scent...help me out!

    If you want to drop cash on a fresh scent, I would definitely add Creeds MI (honestly the best thing I have ever smelled regardless of longevity), or Erolfa (similar to, but slightly better than Wall...
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    Re: sick of Creed

    "He who argues for his limitations gets to keep them."
    snark
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    Re: Is weirdness in a scent so important?

    This topic is pretty cool, because I have been thinking about it quite a bit lately. Not in terms of the members here being pretentious mind you, but my own taste from a comparative standpoint. All...
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    Re: Creed Bois de Portugal

    I revisited my BdP sample last night, and all at once it struck me that I remember owning a Pierre Cardin (Pour Monsieur I think) cologne as a young teenager that smelled just like it.
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    Re: Chez Bond / Bleeker Street

    Crap. I really want to try Bleeker Street, but I keep getting thwarted at every turn.
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    Chez Bond / Bleeker Street

    I just received B#9 samples (1 ml decants) from Luscious Cargo and I am totally confused. The sample labeled Bleeker Street was most likely New Haarlem (Vanilla/Coffee/Gourmand),
    which would lead me...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 samples?

    They finally emailed me back. You do have to purchase something first before adding th 15$ samples. It is only frustrating because every decanter I find (including TPC and The Posh Peasant) have a...
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    Re: Creed Millésime Himalaya

    To be safe, you might just have to plunk down the cash. If you realy want it.It is worth it.
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    Re: Just recieved 5 SL samples

    As per the last three posts.

    1. All have been great for me so far, with the exception of Douce Amare. The first 10 minutes of all of them are overwhelming, but settle in nicely thereafter.

    2. I...
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    Re: Just recieved 5 SL samples

    Si, lo siento.
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    Just recieved 5 SL samples

    3 or so months ago I started my obsession with fragrance, but for the last month or so (after a bad blind buy of Guerlain Vetiver, and a lot of let down with Montale and FM samples) I have been...
  45. Re: Please suggest 1 or 2 Creeds for a sample buy

    Himalaya and MI are my favs so far (although MI vanishes like a magician). As far as a third choice, I would definitely recommend Erolfa especially if you are looking for something with a...
  46. Re: Dior Homme too Heavy for Hot Summer City?

    It has been in the mid 80's for the past week up here. No joke. I bought a really nice Kenneth Cole cash/wool pea coat, and I've barely been able to wear it all winter (bummer). You're mostly right...
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    Re: Terre de Hermes ??????

    All I can really smell is wood. I love this frag. It was my first basenotes inspired purchase. In fact after buying this, I was licking my chops to find all of the other marvels I assumed I would...
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    Re: ............ smells like a log of, WOOD

    TdH.
  49. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    A small update on my Montale experience, for any one who cares. Apparently my (male) roommate thinks Black Aoud smells like Abercrombie woods. Haha! And judging by his uber masculine taste in...
  50. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    I just recieved samples of Black Aoud and Attar by Montale. They both smell amazing to me, but the dominant rose in both make me think that they would work better for women. I am at the crossroads of...
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    Re: Acier banana

    I hate to be easily amused, but I was laughing before I even opened this thread. Bananas yes. Weird yes. Good, for me the jury is still out.

    Also, when I smelled this on a card, It had a metallic...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 samples?

    Not at all. I am sort of confused by the FAQ info on the customer service page. It seems that you should be able to, and it also seems that others have had luck with it. After 3 attempts to contact...
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    Sticky: Re: Any places give away free samples?

    I have found this to be the case in general. SA's are sort of used to people coming around looking for free samples, and they don't want to hand out freebies unless they feel like it's going to...
  54. Re: How did you become interested in fragrances?

    Same here. I was actually just poking around the net, looking for some frags that had longevity and a unique character. Once I found the basenotes directory, I was floored to find such a large group...
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    Re: I am King - sued for name

    I might be crazy, but I think it is listing Sean John as the plaintiff.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - The Headache inducer

    I bought this frag blind, and at first I was irritated with myself. It took about a week of living with it to start liking it. It is definitely a classic. Weather or not I can wear it on a regular...
  57. Re: Example of Creed ingredients making a big difference?

    Well If they're not fake then I'm buying my Imperial from there, because they're a lot cheaper. I still have reservations about buying Creed online.

    Also, does any one have any experience ordering...
  58. Re: Example of Creed ingredients making a big difference?

    Well, depending on where they're based that might be true. In the U.S. the only authorized retailers are Neimans or specific Sacks locations. In fact when I told the Creed rep. that I ordered samples...
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    Re: Niche for a beginner...?

    Thanks a lot for all of your help everyone. My next round of samples will include...

    CdG Incense: Kyoto
    CdG Incense: Jaisalmer
    CdG Red: Sequoya
    CdG Red: Palisander
    CdG Odeur 53
    Cdg Odeur 71...
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    Re: Niche for a beginner...?

    Well odd doesn't really scare me off completely. If it is wearable then I am interested, and I also just would like to know whats out there (at least for a frame of reference). In fact I am really...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - The Headache inducer

    Spray once, put the bottle down, and walk away. I had the same problem at first, but I found that one spray doesn't overpower.
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    Re: Niche for a beginner...?

    No. I probably jumped the gun on that one. I just had a rough one between some one telling me that my (new) Guerlain Vetiver reminded me of her grandmothers house, and almost all of the L'artisan...
  63. Re: Example of Creed ingredients making a big difference?

    I definitely agree that most haters probably baught fake ebay creed, but during my sampling process, A girl I knew said she liked it because it reminded her of aspen. I couldn't get over it. I went...
  64. Re: Example of Creed ingredients making a big difference?

    No. GIT is not an edt. it is fake.
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    Re: Niche for a beginner...?

    Does Serge Lutens do anything that can pass for contemporary, or are they all pretty "sophisticated gentlemanly" frags?
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    Niche for a beginner...?

    Hey everyone. So, I have just recently been exploring the world of niche fragrance,and I'm looking for some advice. I have been digging through threads, reading reviews in the directory, and ordering...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver pour homme

    I bought this one blind because of all the hype. In fact it was out of stock every where, and I had to have Neimans ship it from another store. I just picked it up yesterday. After all of the build...
  68. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    What is it that women love about La Male? I just cant stand smelling like a pastry shop.
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    Re: Encountered a very rude saleswoman today

    That really happened?
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    Re: Bond No. 9 samples?

    I can't get it to work. Ef it, I'm just going to call the number.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 samples?

    I have been trying to order the 15$ sample set but It won't allow me to ad them to the shopping cart. I guess I'll just keep trying. Thx.
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    Bond No. 9 samples?

    Has any one tried to order samples from their website? Do you need to buy something first? There seems to bee some conflicting info between customer service and the online checkout? I'm having some...
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