The essence of marketing is misleading folks.
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The essence of marketing is misleading folks.
"From that day on, all of New York City smelled like a backyard barbecue. "Ground Zero" smoked and gushed for months and months. A full year later it still smoked."
They hauled in truck loads of...
We're on the second page and nobody has mentioned the only one spray scent I own, Serge Lutens Miel de Bois. I own a few others that would be one spray in the heat but I only wear them in cooler...
Gold is the best that they have.
If other people are like me it's no surprise you are having trouble selling on Basenotes. I don't even look at what's for sale anymore, it's almost a complete waste of time. The prices that most...
That's what I do, three to the chest and one on the wrist. Really strong scents I'll only use one or two of course and really weak scents I'll go crazy. I've never gotten any complaints and I feel...
I have over 100 bottles and some of them I may only use once or twice a year. I would never even consider depriving myself of those experiences. If I had a bottle that I only used every five years...
Is it me or does Adam looks mentally retarded in that photo.
Anytime I read a thread like this from a new member my BS flag goes up. This is exactly the kind of thing marketing companies are engaging in. As one of the largest perfume forums I'm sure...
Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
Sublime Vanille by Creed
I own it an and like it a lot. It is a bit feminine so I pick my spots to wear it.
Bond no. 9 The Scent of Peace for him.
Amouage Gold Man, it's one of the best scents in my collection but sometimes after a day of it's unrelenting power the civet can become a bit much.
Guerlain Derby, it not only smells expensive, it is expensive.
OP is the fish if he thinks his tired worn antics will tilt his opponents at a high stakes table. Maybe he thinks high stakes are 1-2 NL with 200 max buyin. If he spews enough money they won't mind...
It's on my to try list.
I had my apartment invaded a few months ago and luckily for me they had no idea what they were looking at. They took two bottles out of my hundred plus collection that were easily replaceable. A...
I own both. I give the edge to Anteaus.
Scent of Peace for Him, Bond No. 9
Amyris Homme, MFK
I don't have many Bond scents but this is one that made the cut.
Same here, I have most of their scents. I find their choices to always be interesting. I've not found one scrubber yet.
I have high expectations when they do it will be closer to Aventus than the last four they released. IMO the four of them are not bottle worthy and the reaction by most seems to be a big yawn. I...
Chanel Anteaus should be on top of that list. I'm not sure what you're thinking not having it on there.
One of the advantages of living in a rich western society is the ability flaunt your wealth with conspicuous consumption. The more Adventus costs the more desirable it will be. It being a waste of...
All of the above. I like the feeling of being stuck in front of my collection trying to decide what to wear. The slow feeling of panic as my time to leave for work is fast approaching why I'm still...
I totally agree. I actually dislike A*men because of that harsh tar note and it's ridiculous projection and longevity. When I wore Intoxicated it was like I was wearing A*men with all the harshness...
The best I've found in this category is Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No. 9. Also Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford is good and Eau de New York by Bond No. 9.
Declaration by Cartier
The d'Orange is my favorite.
Both are fantastic, I think they represent the best this house has to offer.
Bleecker St. has the edge on smell
SOPFM has the edge on performance and compliments.
Forced to choose one I...
It's a masterpiece, it's better than all the other Private Blends combined.
It's my favorite fresh summertime Creed. One of the greats IMO. Longevity like no other in that category, Neroli Portofino is similar in performance but the scent isn't as pleasing.
Spice and Wood
Longevity is excellent on OG and Sublime average on Jardin
Projection is average on them all
Guerlain Derby. I could do a lot worst, not my best scent but very good.
I get very few compliments but this week I got one for Scent of Peace for Him and Amouage Silver EDP.
I believe I'll be wearing a lot of Antaeus this winter.
40 It's weird how every year I think this is the best year of my life so far. I wonder sometimes how long that can continue.
The first thing I'll probably run out of is Aventus and I do not plan on getting another. I almost have a hundred different scents and four ounces of one will be enough to experience all it has to...
When it comes to the A*men scents I feel like everyone is faking their love for it. It's like there are hundreds of people on the internet playing a lifetime joke. They pretend they like it and go...
Out of the trunk of a car as long as it's in a well lit area.
I got a compliment with this one the other day, the staying power and projection on this one are really good and it also smells very pleasant. I think this will be a future purchase.
Don't live your life in fear. If you were to find that one lone nut who is autistic enough to fake perfume samples I'm convinced you'll pick up the pieces of your life and move on.
You should send it to the Ebola stricken areas, they need something to mask the stench of death.
Who told the masses that calling something vintage made it more valuable? I get a little annoyed at all the idiots on Ebay that claim their offering is vintage. They are like lemmings, one person...
Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
You should explore the Serge Lutens line. As long as you don't have a SL you have a huge hole in your wardrobe.
Fleurs de Citronnier
You're making up for all those years of depriving the sensual pleasure of one of your senses. It's like if you ate gruel your whole life and then suddenly discovered gourmet cooking, you would go a...
Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens
My collection consists of about five percent that are exclusively marketed to women. Not one of us is totally male or totally female so my collection should reflect that.
Aventus. It's not my favorite scent but for some reason I reach for it more than any other.
I agree with everything the post before me stated.
I think this is really underrated, it might lean a bit feminine but it's so beautiful. One of the best Serge Lutens IMO.
I own it and enjoy it. One bottle will last me a lifetime though, it's not one that I reach for often.
I really don't understand all the resentment of profits by a perfume company. They produce a high quality product that get's sold on the free market that people are happy to pay the price they ask. ...
I agree with most of your posts and threads, this one not so much.:laugh: I consider Amouage and Creed to both be high quality companies but on the opposite ends of the spectrum with very little...
I love it and own it, the flaw in the ointment is it's projection. After an hour or two it tends to be a little to close to the skin. In spite of that I consider it the best smelling Bond that I've...
WTF are you talking about, you're sample must have been completely different than mine.
Ok, clearly you and others in this thread believe that it's ok to profit from honest mistakes of others. What if any are the limits on this ethic? If there is a limit how do you decide what that...
I agree, without him it's not nearly as good.
Argument by adjective isn't persuasive except for the already converted. When I see people employing this technique I take that as evidence that they've already lost the debate and have nothing...
I enjoyed them all, I would say Cedar Blanc is best followed by Asian Green Tea. The performance was so awful that I wouldn't buy them for half the price.
Glad you understand.
See what I did there?
All of the A*men scents
All the Amouage except Gold, Silver and Dia
Ethics aren't about the other party, they are about you and who you are. For someone like myself who believes in karma the question is never about the other person and their actions but my own. ...
I'm impressed by the high level of integrity most basenoters seem to have.
I'm on the side of telling them about it because I feel my character is worth far more than $200 or whatever that size...
After a half day I'm out. It seemed like a good idea for about twelve hours.
It's one of the thickest most intense scents I own. Definitely gourmand and it makes you think of dried fruits and spices in an open air market under the hot sun. When you first apply it can be a...
Blind buy for six dollars with free shipping. How bad could it be? Possible masterpiece according to some.
I'm in but still trying to decide which one to go with.
That would be a good investment but 4000 would probably only be a good start.
I agree. Tuscan Leather is worth more than the rest of the Private Blend line together.
You can't go wrong with Creeds, buy as many as four thousand will get you and I doubt you'll be unhappy with any of them. If you like more intense rich scents you could do the same with Serge Lutens.
I haven't had any but I bought a couple on Ebay that were bad. One was Creed Zesty Mandarine Pamplemousse and it smelled terrible. It was positively revolting. The other was a Chanel Allure that...
Serge Lutens Arabie and Santal de Mysore, both of these are really fantastic.
A la nuit
People who refused to use fragrance would be considered heretics.
TSA agents in the USA have been caught rifling through and stealing passengers luggage. I wish that was the worst of their crimes and not the least.
Neroli Portofino is the best I've found.
You started with a good one, SL has many others that are very good though so have fun exploring.
Santal de Mysore
It's a great summer scent, one of the best of the lineup. It was one of those that grew on me, I liked it at first but wasn't blown away. It took a few applications to appreciate it.
Corporate monster companies work against the free market because in most cases they can't compete in a free market. It's a losing battle in the long run but that never stops them from trying. One...
That is terrible customer relations on their part. They would have been better off sending the free bottles. Hopefully they pay the price for those tactics.
Preying on human frailty for your own gain can't really be defended. It's not illegal and it happens a lot in this reality but that doesn't mean it's something that can be defended as virtuous. We...
Something is wrong with your sample. People are critical of OS but never for it's performance. It's the most underrated of the brand.
I was totally with you on the OS. I think it's a really good scent, I especially like that it gets better the longer you wear it. The top is good, the middle is very good, and the base is great. ...
I'm with you on this one, it's the only Creed I've ever tried that I didn't like.