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    Re: Anybody love Tobacco Oud?

    Yes, me. Up at the top end of the PB collection IMO. That said, it's 'wearability' is limited, as others have suggested. I haven't worn it in a while & it certainly won't be coming out again before...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th July, 2016

    Creed Vetiver ('48)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th July, 2016

    AdP Colonia Leather
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th June, 2016

    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    I haven't ever sampled it, but at that price it's a steal on grounds of rarity alone.
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    Re: NEW : Acqua Di Parma Colonia Sandalo

    The pricing isn't in line with the rest of the ingrediant collection...maybe it really is a full exclusive.
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    Re: NEW : Acqua Di Parma Colonia Sandalo

    Harrods have had short exclusivity periods on AdP scents/products before, so my guess would have been this is just another of those....although the wording appears to explicitly suggest otherwise.
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    Re: Backup bottle worthy...

    Paul Smith London
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Ralph Lauren Polo Modern Reserve




    .....not that I will ever use them :grin::grin::grin:
  9. Re: Have you ever dropped a bottle? If so, what happened?

    If I have, it was on carpet (ie without consequence in the form of breakage).

    I did however once drop & smash a sample in a hotel bathroom.....i was annoyed!
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia bottle holder

    IIRC Hermes do one that is even more expensive.....

    And what about this.......
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia bottle holder

    The tan and the dark brown are slightly different prices IIRC. Harrods have (or, at least, had) them too, but I haven't seen them anywhere else. I don't think even the AdP online boutique has them...
  12. Re: 3 months into 2016. Are there any standout releases?

    As someone who enjoyed the original Jo Malone Tea Collection, I look forward to these releases
  13. Re: Cant sell my Armani Prive - Pierre De Lune less than half price?!?

    I rarely sell but to echo these thoughts, I must admit that whenever I have, I've usually done very badly price-wise.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma fragrances

    Very good summary of the house IMO.
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    Re: neroli portofino

    While I sympathise with you guys, I'm also glad to note that I'm not the only one who has this issue. I love this scent, but have major longevity issues with it.....although I often see it widely...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st March, 2016

    Tom Ford Cafe Rose - applied at 8.30am, still getting wafts without having to sniff my wrist at 9.40pm......good day!
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    Re: Is A*Men Pure Leather still in production?

    Certainly one of the less-popular releases as I recall - wouldn't surprise me to see it removed.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    This strikes me as somewhat unneccesary, even as someone sympathetic to RL. I will definitely try it though, if I get the chance.
  19. Re: Your favorite from Acqua Di Parma house of colognes?

    I would probably have to go with Colonia Leather at the moment, with honourable mentions for Oud, Assoluta and, of course, the original Colonia...
  20. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    It is/was far pricier in the UK IIRC - more like 90 pounds, rather than dollars. But RL played up it's 'limited availability' too I think...
  21. Re: If You Had To Choose One Fragrance Line to wear...

    Beat me to it! This would be mine too...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th March, 2016

    Spicebomb
  23. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    I can't give specifics in terms of temperature, but off the top of my head I don't think you'd have too much of a problem.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma fragrances

    Own & love almost the entire line. When I'm in the mood for it, Colonia Leather might be my favorite of all.
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    Re: Next Creed to try?

    Good advice, and let me throw in Millesime 1849 seeing as it doesn't seem to have got a mention in the thread. It's a more recent release, but in my opinion is more in-keeping with 'vintage' Creed...
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    Poll: Re: Burberry London vs Tabarome Millesime

    Wanted to love TM, but it hasn't happened for me...yet. Burberry London is decent enough, so wins by default for me.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrances?

    ....and how could I forget this one....!
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrances?

    I'm a little out of touch with the hobby at present, but this was first to mind for me too.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th March, 2016

    GPH2, along with s/gel & deo.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th March, 2016

    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th March, 2016

    AdP Colonia Leather
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th November, 2015

    Royal Oud
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    MT, have you thought about what you're going to do when you run out...? ;-)

    Fab collection though!
  34. Re: A-Men Ultra Zest thoughts—Has anyone else tried this?

    Couldn't put it better.
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    Re: Most refreshing AdP Colonia

    Refreshing: Assoluta, followed by original Colonia.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th October, 2015

    Creed Royal Oud
  37. Re: More creed classics available at creed boutique

    Here's hoping the next shipment arrives in town just before I do in roughly 6 months time....!

    Just as with the last time this reportedly happened, there's at least one in the bunch I'd certainly...
  38. Re: Vintage Fragrances...just a personal experience

    Absolutely. It's why I own today almost every one of those scents from yesteryear with which I have such associations. I couldn't see myself ever being without them, for the sentimental reasons you...
  39. Poll: Re: Which of These Basenotes Masterpieces Do You Prefer to Wear? Part II

    Dior Homme for me. The other two are not among my favourites.
  40. Thread: Bond No. 9

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    Re: Bond No. 9

    They've all been mentioned already, but my recommendations would be:

    New Harlem
    ILNY For All
    Cooper Square

    Probably in that order. Certainly New Harlem would be far and away my top pick.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th September, 2015

    Me too, along with the shower gel. Possibly for the last time before it goes away for winter.
  42. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Specifically a pure back-up (as opposed to a replacement or, as a collector, a variant edition) I think was Paul Smith London.

    I did this in sheer panic in my immediate pre-hobby/first days of...
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    Re: End of the road for Safari?

    I honestly can't remember enough to comment in any detail, it was about three-four years ago that I had my experience. I just remember feeling a similar kind of '...it's been watered down...!'...
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    Re: End of the road for Safari?

    An absolute beauty, wasn't it?
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ambre Cannelle - yesterday, to be precise!
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    Re: End of the road for Safari?

    Now that you mention it, it does seem to have completely disappeared from the department stores now I come to think about it. The last time I looked, though, it was still stocked in places like 'The...
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    Re: Split delivery to UK not arrived

    I had a domestic fragrance shipment "go missing" immediately after the new regulations came in to force a couple of years back. I'd shipped a loose bottle without realising that wasn't allowed any...
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    Re: Favourite of the early 90's?

    I can't really speak for the early 90's, as I only started wearing fragrance a bit later in that decade. However, I think at least a few of the scents I wore in the late 90's were around earlier on...
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    Re: Most used fragrance!

    i would guess it would be Tommy. I think I finished two 100ml bottles of it in the pre-hobby days. Can't think of anything else I've used even close to that much of.
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    Re: Your top 5 Discontinued fragrances

    I'm not familiar with the Armani, but I can wholeheartedly second everything else on the list. And Vetiver too!
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    Re: Authorized dealers of creed question

    Some of the speil I've had from department store SA's has come pretty close to this explanation - read into that what you will.....!
  52. Thread: UK Users

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    Re: UK Users

    Late to the party, but hi there!
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    Thanks! I've been hunting this one for a while. I have to say I find the opening rather, erm, challenging...! But it's definitely becoming more pleasing in the drydown.
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    Re: First day of release?!

    I don't think so - I'm not sure it so much works that way over here. In the way that a music album has a specified release date for example, I've found that with fragrances I've been interested in,...
  55. Re: Name the fragrance, having a "special" place in your heart.

    Ralph Lauren Polo - My first ever 'proper' fragrance, bought for me as a gift (although I chose it myself) by my mother, not long after I left school and started work. Also a signature scent of sorts...
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    Creed Ambre Canelle
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    Re: Cartier Declaration Leather bottle.

    I vaguely recall stumbling across something similar to this, believe it or not, at a discounters once. But I'm sure it was in black leather. I don't recall when, where or how much, but I regret not...
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    Re: Cheapest Creed in Europe?

    Allbeauty always used to be worth a look, but just recently their prices have markedly increased. Other than hoping they see sense sometime soon, I'm not really certain.
  59. Poll: Re: VOTING POLL - Bleu de chanel vs Blueberry london

    What are the notes in Blueberry London?
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    Re: Compliments are a two-edged sword

    Haha.




    And me. I'm always taken aback when I see threads with titles such as 'Your top 5 most complimented scents this spring'.....I've barely been complimented on five fragrances in the last...
  61. Re: Can you suggest me a office save scent for fall winter?

    Always worth a mention in any office-scent discussion IMO.
  62. Poll: Re: OK, I love Amber.... Can I have your vote between these two?

    Own both but am far more familiar with, and impressed by, Amber Absolute. (probably) A top ten fragrance for me.

    I seem to recall suffering longevity issues with AN, but I could be mistaking it...
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    Re: NEW: Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Leather

    I loved it so much that I forked above retail price for the 250ml special edition (options were limited...!). Strange to think of Modern Reserve as one of my most expensive ever purchases, but it's...
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    Re: NEW: Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Leather

    I'd agree with that. I thought it reasonable enough at first (though not purchase worthy), but it seemed to get harsher as it dried down.
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    Re: Cosmair Polo Aftershave

    I have a similar gift set. They were still fairly easily available on ebay a couple of years back (mainly from US sellers as I recall). Not sure of the current situation but I'm certainly pleased I...
  66. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    I know what you mean. I actually only bought it because a hotel that I stayed in a few years back was stocked with Quercus line toiletries, and I thought it might bring back memories of a nice trip....
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    Re: Old Church Interior Fragrance

    Another rec for Cardinal
  68. Re: Scent with the most incongruous name/marketing/packaging/labeling to juice

    +1 on all of these for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th September, 2015

    Gucci Pour Homme II, along with matching shower gel & deo.
  70. Re: What are some fragrances you've bought, sold, then bought again?

    I rarely sell so haven't done this. of those few I have sold, I can't ever imagine myself wanting to repurchase them...!
  71. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Prices must have dropped further - I paid £25 for Quercus around February time.
  72. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    I've heard the rumours of Creeds popping up there several years ago very cheaply, but my own experience over the past 3-4 years has been extremely poor. On the odd occasion that something...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'm very rarely wowed upon first exposure to a fragrance, but I came close recently with Heeley's Cardinal.
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    Re: NEW: Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Leather

    I was thinking more Acqua di Parma; first oud, then leather......if his next one is Supreme Ambra we'll know for sure! :grin:

    I didn't overly care for Supreme Oud when I sampled recently at the...
  75. Thread: Colonia Club

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    Re: Colonia Club

    I'm not sure where the Polo Green comparisons are coming from - any similarities there don't go much further than the marketing aspect for me!
  76. Re: The other day, I walked passed someone on 5th Ave who was wearing Dior's Oud Ispahan.

    It's been too long since I last walked up 5th...!
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    Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Definitely agree, although it's been a long time since I sampled AS.
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    Re: Another new Creed in the pipeline?

    I don't know about Creed, but Acqua di Parma are often waaay behind in this way with their marketing; more than once I've had a bottle in my collection before receiving this kind of email from them...
  79. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Can I ask anyone who would know; is this an improvement, or a big departure, from original Windsor?

    The reason I ask is, I bought a decant of Windsor last year, and was so underwhelmed with it...
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    Re: What Women want.

    I get your frustration, I truly do. I've been there myself. But I doubt that this comment will have done you any favours.

    Unfortunately, this hobby will sail straight over the head of the majority...
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    Re: dior homme uk samples?

    I agree that you shouldn't have any problem at all finding this - sounds like your local debenhams is the exception to the rule for whatever reason.
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    Re: How many fragrances in your "tried" list?

    180 in wardrobe but like most, the true figure will be at least slightly higher than that.

    I only record fragrances I've actually fully 'worn' in this way, not those that I sample briefly in...
  83. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    I believe the first and, so far, only scent I've purchased that is marketed exclusively for females is Tom Ford's White Patchouli. I've hardly worn it at all, so I can't say that it's been the most...
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    Poll: Re: Do you like SAUVAGE?

    Like, yes. Love, no. Too generic IMO.
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    Re: Next Thierry Mugler Flanker - You name it.

    This sounds great to me. And to be honest, this line needs something great. Based on the past 3 (?) releases, it's more than run it's course...
  86. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair now available in the UK on their website and at Harrods.

    I didn't see it in Harrods, so I'd suggest anyone making a trip might be better heading straight for the boutique...although they only have the 120ml bottle in stock themselves.
  87. Re: I bash Bond No 9 but Eau De New York is something special

    I agree with your overall sentiment, but this really is key - I speak from personal experience of once having done so....!
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    Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    My guess is they're trying to whip up the kind of mystique/interest that exists eg. around some of Creed's 'vaulted' scents.
  89. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair now available in the UK on their website and at Harrods.

    I hope to sample in London this weekend.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 27th August 2015

    Penhaligons - Quercus
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    Re: Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    This fragrance played a key role in opening up the hobby 'proper' for me. Sad to say I tend to neglect it a bit nowadays - I must wear this more!

    Enjoy. It's excellent.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair: Ridiculous performance

    I can't comment on Royal Mayfair, but I have a very similar experience to the OP with Neroli Portofino - a scent often praised for it's longevity. I get a couple of hours at it's absolute best.

    I...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    This just officially appeared on my radar...!
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    Re: Winter is such a drag when it comes to frags

    This goes for me too.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    IIRC, mention was made on here not very long ago (a few months?) that the NYC boutique had made a quantity of certain older fragrances available - old stock, as opposed to any kind of relaunch as I...
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    Re: what is your #creed #favourite #fragrance ?

    Royal Scottish Lavender, Millesime 1849, Vintage Tabarome, in pretty much any order...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Ditto.
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    Re: London Creed Boutique Now Open.

    More or less directly across the road I think.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Creed RSL - went straight to near the top of my personal chart and stayed there, since I acquired it just over a year ago.
    AdP Colonia - an ever present classic.
    AdP Colonia Leather - as line 1....
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 15th August 2015

    Ralph Lauren Polo Crest (AS balm & EDT).
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