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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    The essence of marketing is misleading folks.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Review Ever

    "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...
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    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...
  4. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    Guerlain Derby
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    Re: My next Amouage

    Gold is the best that they have.
  6. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    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...
  7. Re: Actually hearing these words out loud really made me wonder

    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...
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    Re: Too big to succeed?

    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...
  9. Re: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's Cologne Advice For The Working Man

    Is it me or does Adam looks mentally retarded in that photo.
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    Re: Is Amouage Finished?

    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...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Fresh Vanilla

    Sublime Vanille by Creed
  13. Re: La Fille de Berlin, any guy is going to wear this?

    I own it an and like it a lot. It is a bit feminine so I pick my spots to wear it.
  14. Re: Looking for a "must have" niche summer scent. It must smell sexy!

    Bond no. 9 The Scent of Peace for him.
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    Re: Ultimate love/hate thread

    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.
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    Re: Cartier Pasha

    Guerlain Derby, it not only smells expensive, it is expensive.
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    Re: Going to the Casino

    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...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels. Pour homme vs Tsar

    Tsar
  19. Re: How do you feel about Byredo Mojave Ghost (2014)?

    It's on my to try list.
  20. Re: Had my car broken into (stole my vintage La Nuit de L'Homme)

    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...
  21. Re: Antaeus Chanel or Eau Sauvage Parfum Dior.

    I own both. I give the edge to Anteaus.
  22. Re: Recommend Two (Modren+Versitile+Mature+Project Well+Last Long) Spring/Summer Niche Fragrance

    Scent of Peace for Him, Bond No. 9
    Amyris Homme, MFK
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    Re: Bond no 9 Eau de ny

    I don't have many Bond scents but this is one that made the cut.
  24. Re: What fragrance houses do you enjoy and collect bottles from?

    Same here, I have most of their scents. I find their choices to always be interesting. I've not found one scrubber yet.
  25. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    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...
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    Re: Best Winter Fragrances (Designers)???

    Chanel Anteaus should be on top of that list. I'm not sure what you're thinking not having it on there.
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    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...
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    Re: Do you prefer buying or owning?

    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...
  29. Re: Kilian Intoxicated - A kinder, gentler A*Men

    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...
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    Re: Recommend me a long lasting fresh scent

    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.
  31. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    Declaration by Cartier
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    Re: Eau de Cartier...which version?

    The d'Orange is my favorite.
  33. Poll: Re: Bond No.9 - Bleecker St. Vs. The Scent of Peace for Him

    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...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather... Discuss

    It's a masterpiece, it's better than all the other Private Blends combined.
  35. Re: Creed Pure awhile Cologne, discuss ....

    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.
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    Re: Rate Creed's Royal Exclusives line

    Original Cologne
    Jardin
    Sublime
    Spice and Wood

    Longevity is excellent on OG and Sublime average on Jardin
    Projection is average on them all
  37. Re: The last scent you'll wear for the rest of your life

    Guerlain Derby. I could do a lot worst, not my best scent but very good.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I get very few compliments but this week I got one for Scent of Peace for Him and Amouage Silver EDP.
  39. Re: If the polar vortex returns, what will you wear?

    I believe I'll be wearing a lot of Antaeus this winter.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    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.
  41. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    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...
  42. Re: Am I the only one that LOVES the tar in A*Men?

    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...
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    Re: Safe place to buy Creeds. Or Bonds

    Out of the trunk of a car as long as it's in a well lit area.
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    Re: New Bond- Scent of Peace

    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.
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    Re: tom ford samples

    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.
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    You should send it to the Ebola stricken areas, they need something to mask the stench of death.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608013446385895563&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Un Lys
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608026271156666629&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Bois Oriental
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    Re: Fun with Craigslist

    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...
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    Re: SOTD: Fridayy, September 26, 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608035960591287680&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608035960591287680&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
  52. Re: Recommendations to expand my collection?

    You should explore the Serge Lutens line. As long as you don't have a SL you have a huge hole in your wardrobe.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608011852940774769&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Fleurs de Citronnier
  54. Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    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...
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    Re: What's a good Sandalwood?

    Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608027057116285961&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Rousse
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    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.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Aventus. It's not my favorite scent but for some reason I reach for it more than any other.
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    Re: Best blind buy from the amouage range

    I agree with everything the post before me stated.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    I think this is really underrated, it might lean a bit feminine but it's so beautiful. One of the best Serge Lutens IMO.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608006716141078013&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
  62. Re: A look again at Cartier - Pasha de Cartier (1992)

    I own it and enjoy it. One bottle will last me a lifetime though, it's not one that I reach for often.
  63. Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    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. ...
  64. Re: Amouage Ciel Man: Did Amouage Out-Creed Creed?

    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...
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    Re: Bond Bleecker st. is sooo underrated!

    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...
  66. Re: Amouage Ciel Man: Did Amouage Out-Creed Creed?

    WTF are you talking about, you're sample must have been completely different than mine.
  67. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    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...
  68. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

    I agree, without him it's not nearly as good.
  69. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    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...
  70. Re: What's your favorite from the Creed Acqua Originale line ? Or none of them?

    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.
  71. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    Glad you understand.

    See what I did there?
  72. Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    All of the A*men scents
    Tobacco Vanille
    All the Amouage except Gold, Silver and Dia
  73. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    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. ...
  74. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    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...
  75. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    Aventus
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    After a half day I'm out. It seemed like a good idea for about twelve hours.
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    Re: Arabie by Serge Lutens?

    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...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608036922631390865&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Blind buy for six dollars with free shipping. How bad could it be? Possible masterpiece according to some.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    I'm in but still trying to decide which one to go with.
  80. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    That would be a good investment but 4000 would probably only be a good start.
  81. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Invasion Barbare
    Dia Man
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    I agree. Tuscan Leather is worth more than the rest of the Private Blend line together.
  83. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    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.
  84. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    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...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Serge Lutens Arabie and Santal de Mysore, both of these are really fantastic.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608029599707433049&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    A la nuit
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608017994698654154&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
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    Re: Fragrant religion

    People who refused to use fragrance would be considered heretics.
  89. Re: Came back from vacation, found stuff stolen.

    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.
  90. Re: Citrus/Fresh Scent - lasts long and projects?

    Neroli Portofino is the best I've found.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    You started with a good one, SL has many others that are very good though so have fun exploring.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 10, 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608044670741250708&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608005513514649371&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Santal de Mysore
    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.607993208435772256&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
    Arabie
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    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.
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    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...
  96. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Leather for free!

    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.
  97. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Leather for free!

    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...
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    Re: Creed original santal

    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.
  99. Re: Call me crazy... but.. I prefer Original Santal over Aventus..

    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. ...
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    Poll: Re: What's your least favorite from Creed?

    I'm with you on this one, it's the only Creed I've ever tried that I didn't like.
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