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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    It was the original.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - June 2011

    My GIT was failing me (longevity issues). Needed a new warm weather frag. Love it.
    http://imgla12.strawberrynet.com/images/products/07386726105.jpg
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès vs Terre d'Hermès Parfum

    There is no EDP.

    When it comes to concentration, the Parfum vs the EDT is very close to the same. The Parfum is technically an EDT too. It just smells different than the original.

    I prefer the...
  4. Re: FRAGRANCE THREADS that should be avoided like the Plague!

    Searching before creating a thread is something that everyone on every forum needs to do better. I totally agree. However, new fragrances are released every year so Top 10 lists change. Also, some...
  5. Re: 10 Fragrances that every new Basenotes member should sample...

    1. Guerlain Vetiver - The quintessential vetiver where the great vetiver search often begins and often ends. There is such a wide variety of great vetiver-based fragrances. Every new basenotes member...
  6. Re: FRAGRANCE THREADS that should be avoided like the Plague!

    I think a thread like this one is more harmful than any of the ones you've listed.

    People lacking your experience, sense of style and wisdom often come here looking for advice and suggestions....
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    Re: The most expensive smelling scents?

    I love Dior Homme, but it never struck me as something that smelled opulent.

    I think Tuscan Leather smells expensive, and not just because it is expensive
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    Re: What is the best Tom ford private blend

    For me: Tuscan Leather
    Runner-up: Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Buyer Beware - The Perfumed Court (dot) Com

    I just got some samples in the mail. One of the caps wasn't screwed on straight. The contents leaked out. The entire envelope reeked of fragrance, as well as the rest of the mail and the mailbox. I...
  10. Re: Chanel pour Monsieur , ADP Colonia or ADP Assoluta ?

    All of the Colonias each have a flowery element to it. I'd try it before deciding that you don't like it.

    I'd recommend Intensa. More masculinity than Colonia and Assoluta.
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    Re: If you Could Only Have Two ......

    Of the ones that I own:

    Terre d'Hermes
    Dior Homme
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    Re: Whats your fav Acqua di Parma ???

    Intensa is my fave.
  13. Re: Which floral fragrance would you recommend for a younger person?

    I came here to recommend Kenzo Power, only to discover that everyone else already has.
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    Re: Citrus and woods ...... Oh my

    Terre d'Hermes EDT.
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    Re: Creed bottles need time to mature?

    I recently bought a GIT bottle from 2008. It smells amazing but longevity is piss poor. I wish I never bought it.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I wore Dior Homme last weekend to a formal party. Almost like a reunion so lots of hugs and I got six compliments. Wore it today at work and got another. Prior to this, I've rarely got random...
  17. Poll: Re: Thanks to you guys I got down to these last two scents for my "sexy" scent

    I think La Nuit smells kind of unspectacular while L'Instant is legendary.

    L'Instant by a longshot.
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    Re: Similar to Creed Aventus?

    Don't get me wrong. You have a right to dislike a fragrance. But when your opinion on the FRAGRANCE starts to include other factors like your dislike for the company, your attitude towards the...
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    Re: Similar to Creed Aventus?

    I love Aventus. While it's not the holy grail by any means, it has an unrivaled ability to draw attention to itself and get noticed, without being strong and offensive. It makes you stand out from...
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    Re: Longevity of Terre d'Hermes?

    Oh, no don't get me wrong. We've pretty much all fallen for that ever since the Parfum came out until somebody actually did the research. They market it as "Terre d'Hermes Pure Parfum" which sounds...
  21. Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    I like how smelling good isn't one of the criteria. Haha.
  22. Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    These.
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    Re: Longevity of Terre d'Hermes?

    There is no EdP of Terre d'Hermes. If you're referring to the Pure Parfum, its concentration is equal to the original. Essentially, they are both EdT but they're just balanced differently.

    As far...
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    Re: I think Dior Homme has changed ...

    Yup. The black straw is reformulated.

    I bought my Dior Homme maybe two months ago, and got the silver straw. I tested the one with the black straw and it is noticeably different, but not that bad,...
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    Poll: Re: ADP Colonia. Original vs Assoluta

    I think both are great. I would say that Assoluta is more floral and more feminine, particularly in the drydown.

    I think Assoluta smells better, and it definitely lasts longer.

    I prefer Intensa...
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    Re: Longevity of Terre d'Hermes?

    My skin doesn't agree with a lot of fragrances and I often get poor longevity from certain fragrances.

    Terre d'Hermes EDT lasts and projects for 12+ hours on me, every time.

    I find that it's...
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    Re: What are Your Thoughts on Armani Code?

    Almost every commercially successful designer fragrance gets ripped on. Some deserve it. Some don't. Armani Code doesn't. I think it's a pretty damn good fragrance. Very deep, very well made, girls...
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    Re: Top 3 most masculine scents

    Coco mademoiselle
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 27, 2011

    Casual dress Fridays on a beautiful spring day can only mean one thing...

    http://images.askmen.com/fashion/grooming/1245704034_creed-green-irish-tweed_1.jpg
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    What don't you agree with? It's hard to explain through text some of the french phonetics that aren't used at all en anglais, but I think it's pretty accurate. Pronunciation is rarely ambiguous....
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    Re: Why all the hate for Unforgivable by Sean John?

    I'm not a fan of Unforgivable either, but I don't think something being a "blatant ripoff of xxx" is enough reason to hate a fragrance.

    There are thousands of fragrances to choose from, so there's...
  32. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by Bokchoy
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    Re: First order with Fragrancenet.com

    I'm thinking about buying from fragrancenet.com. I hope your experience was just bad luck and one in a million. Anyone who has worked in anything remotely connected to customer service has had a...
  33. Re: Wife is picking out a fragrance at duty free. What will it be?

    Maybe she secretly hates Bleu de Chanel but bought it for you in an attempt repulse all the females who happen to pass by you. Sounds like a pretty good strategy. =P

    I personally don't think Bleu...
  34. Thread: Take a guess

    by Bokchoy
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    Re: Take a guess

    It's definitely Dior Homme.

    Not only does it perfectly fit the description, but if you check his previous posts PaulyBoy777 has quite a few posts praising it. As he should, because Dior Homme is a...
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    Re: What do you wear to bed?

    If I have a sample and I want to test its longevity, I'll put it on when I sleep and see where it's at when I wake up six hours later.
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    Re: Rochas Man - How Would You Rate It

    I think Rochas Man is a very good fragrance. Unfortunately, it doesn't last on my skin. Otherwise I would have bought it in a heartbeat.

    4/5
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    I have a two friends (they're brothers) with the same last name, granted they're both from Quebec and not France, but I doubt that makes a difference. moo GLAY is how they say it. But everyone calls...
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    While we're at it:
    (Roll your R's with the back of your tongue)

    Chanel = sha NELL
    Dior = dee OR (say it like it's one syllable)
    Yves Saint Laurent = EAVE SA* (like SAY without the Y) low RAW...
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    Re: What's in your Wishlist?

    Changing my wishlist:
    New Haarlem
    Tuscan Leather
    Windsor
    Tonka Vetiver
    L'Instant Extreme
    Musc Ravageur
    Chergui
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    tee air EE moo GLAY

    "tee air" should be pronounced like it's one syllable.

    the r sound uses the back of the tongue. (Try to mimic a cat hissing. You'll sort of get the idea)

    "moo" not "mew....
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    Re: Top scent for a 17 year old?

    Of the ones you've named, I haven't tried Paris Hilton, but Rochas Man is an excellent excellent fragrance. I also get more green than coffee/chocolate, but I really like it.

    If you want something...
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    Re: Top 10 in the u.s.

    I'm thinking that the younger demographic is more likely to buy what is popular and heavily marketed, so their purchases are more concentrated into a certain few.

    Meanwhile, the more mature...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver 4.2 OZ for $29...Good Deal?

    I get the tobacco from Guerlain...but definitely not from Terre d'Hermes.
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    Re: Top 10 in the u.s.

    I was expecting A*Men or Azzaro Chrome on the list, but otherwise no surprises.

    I'm totally okay with the entire male population buying the same fragrances over and over and staying away from the...
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    Re: Need some advice..

    My recommendation would be Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta. It's a fresh, energizing citrus with a classy and luxurious edge to it. I find Assoluta to be pretty unique and exquisite, especially in a...
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    Re: Your Summer romantic/date scent?

    Personally, I've never perceived AdP Colonia & Friends as being serious or dressy.
  47. Re: Best for men 5 designer summer scents and niche summer scents. For a college newspaper

    "Top 5" is going to vary from person to person. Unless you can define what it means to be "Top 5" such as "My Personal 5 Favorite Fragrances" or "Top 5 Summer Bestsellers", the term "Top 5" is...
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    Formal:
    Black Church cap-toe oxfords

    Work/Casual:
    Brown Ferragamo Penny Loafer
    Black Ferragamo Bit Loafer

    Casual:
    Puma sneakers
  49. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by Bokchoy
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I just lost my Ray-Ban 3025 aviators.

    Thinking of buying Tom Ford 207's to replace them.
    https://www.toniandguy-opticians.co.uk/shop/product_images/x/875/Tom_Ford_William_TF0207_17C__65003_std.jpg
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    Re: Your Summer romantic/date scent?

    Daytime: Green Irish Tweed
    Evening: Dior Homme
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    Re: Niche Citrusy Floral Frag !!!

    Acqua di Parma Colonia, but I guess it's more of a Floraly Citrus than a Citrusy Floral
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    Re: What mens fragrances do you like on ladies?

    Yes, I love vetiver fragrances on women. Anything woodsy.
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    Poll: Re: GUYS i like many but have to chooose one :(

    I voted for Terre d'Hermes EDT. It's probably my #1 favorite fragrance right now. I think it's okay for warm weather and I also think it's the most versatile out of all those you've mentioned.

    I...
  54. Re: When shopping for fragrance, how many to sample at one time?

    I can't really shop the fragrance without wearing it for a full day. Need to see how it reacts to your skin, how it develops over time, and how long it lasts for.

    I only spray on a card to see...
  55. Re: Top ten worst releases by designers in 2010/2011

    I'm gonna disagree with Ed Hardy L&L. I'm not a fan of the fragrance or Ed Hardy anything but it's a hit with the teenage crowd.

    I think Boss Orange is pretty bad.
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    Re: Feminine Men's Scent For Summer

    I think it's the floral accords that make DH smell feminine, particularly the iris.

    And yes, it definitely wears as a masculine. That was my point. IMO, it is as feminine as it can get while still...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ugh that sucks. Same here.
    It smells divine from the bottle but longevity is awful.

    I've been applying more of it onto my clothes rather than skin.
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    Re: What am I missing in Milsimme Imperial?

    I'd say you're missing an 'l' and 'e', but you have an extra 'm'. :)

    Jokes aside, I don't like MI either. My sample smells like saltwater, no melon...and I love the smell of melon. Maybe it's a...
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    Re: The scent of rain

    Maybe it's just me but the drydown of Terre d'Hermes reminds me of the scent of rain. It smells like wet wood and dirt. I love it.
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    Re: Feminine Men's Scent For Summer

    My favorite feminine mens fragrance is Dior Homme.

    I love the fact that it is as feminine as possible while still being (in my opinion) definitely a man's scent...Not women's, not unisex.
  61. Re: Can I wear Kouros while wearing my best dress ?

    Upon looking at that picture, I could have sworn that my nose just got a very faint whiff of Kouros.
  62. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    I wonder what it is about fragrances that makes people unable to give negative reviews without going totally overboard with their extreme exaggerations?

    I feel sorry for any mind that is so...
  63. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    LOL The difference between Aventus A and Aventus B was a little more subtle than lobster and red beans.
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    Short answer:
    I'd honestly rather pay full price for something I'm 100% sure of than pay 60% for something I'm 60% sure of.

    Long answer:
    I'm very interested in New Haarlem (and to a lesser...
  65. Re: Can I wear Kouros while wearing my best dress ?

    I'm an expert on this matter.
    Dress + Boobs - Penis + KOUROS = Win.
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    Re: Creed note: What is it?

    I'd say Ambergris as well. I smell it in GIT, SMW, MI, Himalaya, VIW, Aventus, BdP

    However, I didn't notice it in OV or OS.
  67. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    That's true about Creed, and that's one prejudicial comment you could make about Aventus and would be completely right.

    I've worn two different Aventus decants, both smell noticeably different,...
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    Small update: I didn't buy anything =(.

    Thanks again to everyone.
  69. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    I kind of feel the same way, but your description is a bit of an exaggeration of mine. To me, it smells like a pungent, synthetic pineapple and campfire ash background. I think it smells good, but...
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    Vetiver is a naturally a calming smell. People in India used to hang batches Vetiver roots in their homes for the cooling and calming sensation of its smell. Calm is the guy who walks at a...
  71. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    I agree that Aventus (no 'd') has probably has gotten more attention being a Creed fragrance than if it was some generic brand. However, it's been a mixture of both good and bad attention. When it...
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    I do think scent associations exist for just about everyone. Even people who have zero experience with perfume and cologne. In fact, I find that some of the Basenotes veterans (Join Date, Post Count)...
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    I whole-heartedly agree and I was about to say something similar.

    If I was in your situation, I'd opt for something "comfortable and friendly" over "sultry and romantic". You risk giving off the...
  74. Re: Got my 50 mL of Dior Homme Intense today. The bottle is a little different. Is it fake?

    Yes, they switched the metal tubing to black instead of silver. Black = newer. Silver = older.

    They did the same with Dior Homme original too, and apparently they reformulated it too. My DH...
  75. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    Any bonehead can call any fragrance overhyped, name two of its notes (and only get one of them right) and call it toilet water.

    The council has spoken. Aventus is a very good fragrance.
  76. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    I'm pretty objective when it comes to fragrances. I won't judge a Creed fragrance based on their reputation/notoriety or my previous experiences with Creed.

    For the record:

    I don't like VIW,...
  77. Re: Inexpensive alternatives for pricey fragrances - for possible article

    The original: Cool Water & GIT!
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. You have to call them directly, pay over the phone via CC and have them send to your store for pickup.
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    You guys might have talked me out of buying anything hahaha.

    They only have New Haarlem in 100mL (3.3oz) size. Even at the discounted price, that's not much less thanthe 50mL (1.7oz) at retail...
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    Thanks again. I was considering one of the AdP Colonias for summer. Intensa or Assoluta, but still might get one of the Bonds instead. Reading about Central Park and Riverside Drive still intrigue...
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    Haha, that's the plan.

    I needed a really good winter night fragrance. Living in Canada, winters last 7-8 months so granted that I like New Haarlem as much as some people do, this might be a solid...
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    I loved Rochas Man when I sampled it, but I get no lasting power from it.

    Bond No.9 seems to have legendary longevity.
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    The nearest Saks 5th is a 15 hour drive from here. I live in Canada. I have 24 hours to pull the trigger (or choose not to) and there are no samples anywhere hahaha.

    Riverside Drive and Central...
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy ecommendations?

    Thanks for the advice, so far.

    To be specific, the ONLY Bond No.9 vendor in Canada pulled it off the shelves, and is offering 40% off of each and every Bond. They are willing to hold the last New...
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    Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    Hey, guys.

    I normally don't do blind buys but I'm getting a pretty good deal on Bond No.9. I'm not able to sample them first but the deal I'm getting is pretty compelling and if I don't like what...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ugh. My GIT seriously doesn't last three hours. My decanted sample lasted over six.
  87. Thread: Two-faced

    by Bokchoy
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    Re: Two-faced

    What celebrity wears or endorses a product is superficial and has nothing to do with the quality or the product itself.

    Judge a fragrance on its own merit and not the brand or the face on the...
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    Re: update==> received Aventus Batch #A42B10K04

    Isn't there a thread specifically for this purpose?
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    Re: The wedding singer !!!

    With a budget of $500, my first instinct would be to go for a couple of rare, expensive and exquisite fragrances.

    If I had $500 to spend on fragrances for myself, I'd get something from Tom Ford...
  90. Re: Independent exploration of fragrances - how much do you rely on BN?

    You raise a very interesting and valid point.

    I rely a great deal on Basenotes (and other resources on the internet) when it comes to purchasing/sampling fragrances. If not for the internet, there...
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    Re: Fragrance for the occasion

    1) For a work fragrance, I'd recommend something woodsy for office environment. They are generally inoffensive so you don't run the risk of annoying your co-workers 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. They...
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    Re: BEST: Clubbing Fragrances

    I don't go clubbing anymore, but if I did, I would choose something that's loud, aggressive and stands out. Something tart and fruity like Aventus or something with spice/tobacco like Pure Havane or...
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    Every fragrance tells a unique story...

    Too many threads about individual fragrances, not enough about the entire fragrance experience itself. :smiley:

    Psychologically, the sense of smell is very strongly linked to memory and a certain...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed from Fragrancenet

    Unfortunately, there is no connection between the batch of the Creed fragrance and the dealer that sells them. Fragrancenet is a trusted dealer so you don't run the risk of buying a fake, but they...
  95. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water Millesime and Guerlain L'Instant Homme EDT are the only 2 fragrances I

    I can relate to you as I am also very picky and run on a short list of fragrances. I have four that I use regularly and a bunch of samples. I go for quality over quantity and only bother purchasing...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 15th, 2011

    Terre d'Hermes EDT. My #1 favorite.
  97. Re: for my friend's 30th birthday, need some suggestions..

    I don't think Code smells like Dior Homme Intense at all. In fact, I would recommend Dior Homme Intense on the basis that it is so different than Armani Code but still a lady killer.

    My...
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    Re: What makes a scent "college" or "for college"?

    Yes. Humble and grounded people NEVER go to college.
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    Re: What makes a scent "college" or "for college"?

    Of all of the Creeds I've tried, Tabarome, Bois du Portugal, and maybe Aventus are the only ones that I would classify as "loud". GIT, SMW, MI, Himalaya, VIW, Erolfa. Definitely not "loud"
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    Re: Fragrance pet peeves!

    1. Longevity issues. - I don't know if it's my skin or the fragrance, but half the fragrances that I love don't last very long on me. This includes fragrances that apparently last for 8+ hours on...
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