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    Re: Italian perfume houses -- help!

    SS Annunziata in Florence
  2. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    Ditto
  3. Re: Terre D'Hermes EDP vs. Eau intense vetiver (Performance)

    The
    vetiver is better than the EDP but not the EDT
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    Fungi From Yuggoth
  5. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    Hint to masterminds: real bombs are not labeled “bomb”
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    Creed, Royal Water From White Throne.
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    Re: Broken Nozzle Rescue

    Pliers, elbow grease, and decant.
  8. Re: Does anyone have any experience with bespoke fragrances?

    Paint-by-numbers
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    Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    And Drake
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    Re: Summer Incense Recommendations

    An illusion, I agree.
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    Re: Famous Anosmics (?)

    Very philosophical.
  12. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    Relevant supply- and demand-side evidence of BS codependency.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Just ... no.
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    Re: After a day at the beach

    Sel Marin
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    Re: Any Opinions on Brooks Brothers 1818 ?

    Vintage sells for a fortune, unfortunately.
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    Re: Fragrance before bed

    Always
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    Sahara Noir
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    Re: Fragrance as aphrodisiac?

    Usually passive aggressive.
  19. Re: Patchouli Dominant Fragrances [Frederic Malle 'Monsieur' vs Le Labo 'Patchouli 24']

    ... plus, for "wearable", Zegna JP should be added to the list. i find most Le Labos unwearable, actually
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    Re: Most versatile gourmand fragrance

    the one that has been around for 80 years
    Pour Un Homme
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    Re: Vilhelm Morning Chess is the best Aventus clone

    As one commenter has observed --
    "They called Aventus "Creed's designer scent." The number one complaint was that it "Smells like a designer frag." This went on for months. My impression of this...
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    no need to get your knickers in a twist. this perfume is simply in the same camp as Zuleika Dobson, Scopitone films, The Brown Derby restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in LA, The Enquirer, headlines and...
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    Re: Why I Need A Large Collection

    hard to fathom how fatigue can occur to a greater degree with even one day break, let alone two or three weeks.
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    Re: Pure Malt vs. Pure Tonka

    i find most all of them but the original and coffee too sweet.
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    Re: Vilhelm Morning Chess is the best Aventus clone

    exactly
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    Re: The Murky Matter of Musk

    looks like someone is a little defensive about declaring that Russian-sourced musk is presumptively legit.

    implausible, but a particularly tough sell for a crowd who generally wouldn't even buy...
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    Re: Vilhelm Morning Chess is the best Aventus clone

    because aventus takes its cue from a standard designer profile, people tend to cry "clone" too often.
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    Re: NEW: Comme des Garçons - You're In!

    hope it is better than the original
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    Re: desert marocain (LDDM) performance

    monster longevity.
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    As it smells 96% identical to the original ADG, which has been around forever, I'm not really sure there is much to hyperventilate about.
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    Re: Terre d Hermes....

    I do not see a noticeable decline
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    Re: Organising my 'wardrobe'

    What does this have to do with "organizing?" Should we all do individual SOTD threads?
  33. Re: Hep!! Diptyque Tam Dao or Tam Dao Eau de Parfum....What's Better?....What's The Difference?

    Here is the difference: The edt smells 100% of cedar and the edp 60%.
  34. Re: What do you consider the worst "chemical nightmare" fragrance?

    too many to name.
  35. Thread: Tar

    by dogma
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    Re: Tar

    Bugari Black is an obvious choice that has not been mentioned.
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    Poll: Re: Aventus vs Portrait of a lady

    Yep. High perfumery vs. gimmicked sportsfrag.
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    Re: A family reunion Royal Mayfair story

    Huge bottle variation as usual, unfortunately.
  38. Re: Any disadvantage to storing fragrances in a refrigerator?

    Spot on. A dumb idea.
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    Comme des Garçons is always attention-getting in a entertaining way, but what's its batting average of successes vs. releases?
  40. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Creed's marketing is the epitome of pure fraud. Folks here say that they disregard it, yet the still have 10-page hyperventilating threads about forthcoming offerings (Viking, etc). Methinks in the...
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    Re: Lacoste Booster gets no love

    I like the notes. Appreciate the rec.
  42. Re: Harley Davidson Hot Road - really the "World's Worst Innovation"?

    I suppose most perfumes that fail do so because they show no innovation at all. I wonder if the fragrance here was innovative in its composition.

    Maybe the only "innovation" was the assumption...
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    Re: NEW: Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris

    sounds like a good summer release.
  44. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Ah! Now I understand the algebra :evil:
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    Re: escentric molecule 01 vs pure iso e.

    Smell like chemicals to me
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    Re: Does Fragrance stains shirts?

    I've never had one that did not easily was out with normal care
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    Re: How long do you get out of Tam Dao EDP?

    As long as it takes me to scrub it off.
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    Re: Best fragrance for a Phill Collins concert ?

    + 1
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    Re: Roja dove overrated

    Depends on the criteria. If you discount for price and originality, yes. If those are not relevant factors, no. (And I actually don't see many people rating them as exceptional.)
  50. Thread: Panty Twist

    by dogma
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    Re: Panty Twist

    Knize is a tailoring house?
  51. Re: Is there any department in Prada that will listen to customers?

    You think they care?!
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    Re: DUA, good, nice, great or overhyped house?

    That's cold, man.
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    Re: Pineapple in Valentino Uomo ?

    Plenty of other fragrances do have pineapple, or what passes for pineapple. Whether from Creed or another producer, the aromachemical that suggests pineapple isn't very realistic.
  54. Re: any of these 90's perfumes still worthy to this day?

    Odd selection.
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    Re: Celebrity Fragrances Worth Getting

    Kinski
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    Re: Aventus Creed or Grey Vetiver Tom Ford

    HeHe. Looks like someone missed the reference by a county mile.
  57. Re: Name a fragrance you prefer the EDT over the EDP !

    :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: recommend WHITE floral fragrances for men!

    CDC Carnation
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella - sprayer?

    Separate screw on
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Why are we talking about this. Tried Mobster and three others. Amateur-hour overpriced junk.
  61. Re: BN members....What's your take on Parfums de Nicolai ? Good stuff or not so good ?

    Top notch without fail for the entire line.
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    Re: The best "crowd-pleasing" old school fragrance?

    Vintage
    Old Spice
    Brut
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    Re: do not wear fragrance while killing :D

    If you get down to the particle level being analyzed here, does any perfume have any ingredient that is unique to that one perfume? I doubt it.
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    Re: The best "crowd-pleasing" old school fragrance?

    How can a synthetic bomb be "old school"?
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    Re: Greens without vetiver

    another vote for Tzar
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    Re: Any unique Lavender scents?

    there's a pretty skanky perfume named Salome. no lavender though
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    ... All well and good, but everything I sampled was not better than cheap oil based eBay "type" knockoffs. Rather than the standard roll-on type format more commonly found, these are actually...
  68. Re: Curve for Men smells like a poor man Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Never liked Platinum E either.
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    Poll: Re: Diaghilev vs Amber Aoud

    Very happy with Diaghilev and get a lot of use out of it.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme - Which Edition?

    I have several bottles of this edition. You will enjoy it.
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    Re: Is an unopened Creed flacon good... forever?

    Given batch variation, it's a crap shoot as to whether it is good to begin with.

    Another question is whether modern aromachemicals, of which many Creeds have gobs, age in the same way as the...
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    Re: Any unique Lavender scents?

    Sounds great.
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    Re: Or Black vs Moshino Pour Homme

    Both of these are sort of black swan one-hit wonders. MPH is the more surprising because the stuff that came afterwards "Uomo" and "Moschino" (or "Moschino for Men" on the bottom sticker label in...
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    Poll: Re: Help between woods

    I think that several of these (at least) should not be in the "woods" category.
  75. Thread: Trump Cologne

    by dogma
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    Re: Trump Cologne

    + 1
  76. Re: I keep smelling this fragrance in my neighborhood...

    In Manhattan's UES?!
    Don't think so.
  77. Re: Which one of these ( Rcmdtns ) R&G Open, Sung Homme, Boss Number One, Van Cleef Homme

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
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    Re: Hinoki Cdg Vs. Tam Dao

    Tam Dao certainly aint worth it in either EDP or EDT. Some say that much older formulations had some merit, but I cannot speak to that.
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    Re: Have you ever run across...

    often
  80. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    The "best of" this thread should be on the home page
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    Re: Carven's Mythical Unicorn - Le Vetiver EDP 2009

    I like this one. Bought it perhaps 18 months ago. It was just as cheap then but there was no problem with the sprayer.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Got my hands on Bois Oudh, Mobster, Elegant Gentleman, Royal Elixer. They are what they are. Only the last one, an attempted aventus clone, was an offputting scrubber. At $45 each, they were way...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons Black Pepper

    Is this essentially a flanker-like reworking of CdC Black?
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    Re: Perfume for diets

    Lutens gives you high cholesterol
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    Re: Creed Sprayer Problem

    a rather feeble summary.
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    Re: Creed Sprayer Problem

    Here on planet earth when that happens, we feel differently -- that we've been ripped off. Witness the encouragement here on this thread to seek a full refund. Full refund = worthless according to...
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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass

    Sad that there is not room for this artist here.... Or barely for any provocation whatsoever. Taken as a whole, his provocations were 90% enlightening and 10% admittedly rough. Far better than...
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    Re: Creed Sprayer Problem

    Let's see... He his publicly complaining that what he paid for is rendered effectively worthless. The bottle does not at all fulfill the purpose it was meant for. Did he overpay? Wow, that a...
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    Re: Creed Sprayer Problem

    I 'm shocked -- Shocked! -- to learn that you overpaid for Creed only to discover that their quality control for packaging is no better than their quality control for the fragrance itself. Who...
  90. Re: Caron - Pour Un Homme - Was There Ever A 1000ml Size Flacon ???

    perhaps a mere display flacon
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    Re: Route Du Vetiver Vintage

    Frankly I would not expect a big difference between vintage and current for this particular fragrance, unlike some other MPG releases.
  92. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre

    Neither are close to the top of my vetiver list. I never understood the love for the Tom Ford . It is 90% lemon and 10% vetiver.
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    Re: Creed Himalaya - Is it worth it?

    This will be like screechy SMW for a few minutes and then turn to a very feeble slightly soapy scent. The only benefit, if you want to call it that, is that this one is so short in duration that it...
  94. Re: I'm a college student and new to frags, can anyone give me advice?

    Indeed, that suggestion is a joke.
  95. Thread: Aventus Creed

    by dogma
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    Re: Aventus Creed

    You might also want to try some fragrance houses with some quality control.
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    Poll: Re: Aventus vs L'Air du Desert Marocain

    LDDM is a most interesting, original and singular formula. Aventus, on the other hand, is rank sports-frag material.
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Creed has always been flat out liars and fraudsters, and their products are mediocre at best. Let's leave it at that.

    "Scumbags" is charge that lacks objective criteria, so I will neither agree...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Well. that is one interesting translation of what, in effect, you would be saying if you buy Creed at US prices.

    The fact is that Creed can't compete on the merits in markets more sophisticated...
  99. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    I define it as BN itself does. Right on the "review" section home page is a listing of "most liked reviewers" and "most prolifidc reviewers".
  100. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    But the basis for my doubt was, among other things, the fact that Creed is viewed in very dismissive terms among professional critics (and, more incidentally, gets no praise from the most prolific...
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