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    Re: Bois d Orage / French Lover vs Royal Oud

    As others mentioned, Bois d'Orage is far more similar to Spice and Wood than it is to Royal Oud. That said, I'd probably go with Royal Oud.

    I would rank them the following:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2....
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    Re: Neroli Portofino vs Bergamote 22???

    Bergamote 22. Just doesn't last long...
  3. Thread: Oh god!!!!

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Oh god!!!!

    I have a bottle of DHI as well and not that impressed. It's the reformulated version, but I hear it doesn't differ much from vintage. I figure since I'm not a fan of DHI, I probably wouldn't like DH.
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    Re: By Kilian Recommendations

    I think Back to Black is a must try. In my opinion, it's their most popular fragrance. Additional winners are Apple Brandy, Musk Oud, Vodka on the Rocks, Sacred Wood, and Rose Oud.
  5. Re: Rank these Creed releases from the last half decade

    I haven't tried Royal Mayfair yet, so will replace it with Windsor (2010 version) in my list below.

    1. Windsor
    2. Pure White Cologne
    3. Aventus
    4. Spice and Wood
    5. Jardin d'Amalfi - I would...
  6. Thread: Next purchase

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Next purchase

    Millesime Imperial
  7. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    Agreed. As mentioned in my earlier post, if they just reduce the price from $290 to around $200, I think I'd purchase it. I prefer it over Rose 31, smells more natural and I don't get that cumin...
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    Re: Tell me about Puredistance M

    I didn't like it. I got a strong curry note and it just wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't smell leather either. I would highly recommend sampling first. If you end up liking it, you may want to sample...
  9. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    The price is a preventing factor for me as well. I really like Baie Rose 26, but just don't see it as being worth $290 for 50ml. If they reduced the price to $200, I think I'd buy it. Le Labo having...
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I'm kind of in a similar boat. It's starting to be cyclical for me. I purchase for 2-3 months, then take a break for a while (maybe a month or two), then get back into it. Right now I have no desire...
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    It's my favorite from the Hermes exclusive line. I still wouldn't pay $255 for it. I'd rather pay a fraction of the price and purchase a 10ml decant, and that's what I ended up doing.

    On the...
  12. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Good point. I used to buy into the whole "natural ingredients" reason for the batch variations, but last time I checked, not that many other houses are known for batch variations. Maybe it's because...
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    Re: Creed Vetiver authentic or fake?

    Arabic insert doesn't automatically mean it's fake. I have authentic Creeds purchased from Fragrancenet with Arabic inserts.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud

    For those that have tried it, in your opinion is it worth the €550 ($614) asking price?
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    Re: Got my Creed Royal Mayfair

    I get a good 10-12 hours with my 2010 Windsor. I'm in a split of RM and will be doing a side-by-side comparison once I get it. Based on what I'm hearing, the smell is the same as the old WIndsor but...
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    Re: Creed Millesime 1849

    250ml of 1849? Wow, didn't know about that.
  17. Thread: Creed 1849

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Creed 1849

    I really like 1849. It's the first, and only, Creed I bought at retail (though I did get it at a 10% discount). I find it to be unisex, but I can understand those finding it to be feminine leaning. ...
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    Re: Euro Tanking -- anyone taking advantage?

    Same here. EURUSD has been staying steady at the 1.10-1.11 range these past couple months. I thought we'd see it in the 1.05 range due to this week's Greece news, guess not.
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    Re: Lets talk Odori's Cuoio & Tabacco

    I've tried both and like Tabacco the most. Cuoio smelled good on my wrist, but I didn't like it as much when I gave it a full wearing. I didn't end up purchasing either.
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    July 4 Essenza Nobile 10% Off

    Valid for July 4th only.

    Coupon code is FREEDOM

    There's only a few exclusions, most notable is Malle.
  21. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Thing is, once it hits the grey market, it's not like it's going to be super affordable to the average consumer. For example, 4oz right now retails for $475, once it goes to a site like Fragrancenet,...
  22. Re: By Kilian: Straight To Heaven, Splash of .... WHAT ??!!

    Thanks for the review. This is good to know because I'm not a fan of Straight to Heaven. Way too much patchouli for me. Was curious how the Lemon in Zest flanker would smell, but now, not so much.
  23. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    That's good news, thanks for the initial impressions.



    This has been my experience as well, especially for GIT and MI (as you have also later mentioned). For me, it's not just the longevity...
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Personally, I would like it to smell like Windsor. I wouldn't mind if it's a different, but better, batch though. When Creed says it's Windsor, but just under a different name, I'd expect that to be...
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    +1, until I hear more details.
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    Too many to choose from, but if I had to pick one, I'd go with Oud Wood. So many winners from the original Private Blend release.

    A recent Tom Ford fragrance that I like is Mandarino di Amalfi.
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    I'm confused as well. Can you provide details on where you tried it?
  28. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Call me a sceptic, but I would be surprised if Mayfair smells exactly the same as the 2010 batch of Windsor. Seems too good to be true.
  29. Re: Have any of you tried Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud, Fruity Aoud, or Candy Aoud yet?

    Interesting takes so far. Not sure if I'll ever want, or be able, to sample these. The prices are nuts, €550 (which is currently about $615 USD) for 50ml. This line is around €200 more expensive than...
  30. Re: First in Fragrance - 10% discount until 10 May 2015

    If someone at her home is there to sign for the package (once it arrives), then it will be delivered there. Otherwise, USPS would leave a note saying they attempted to deliver a package and that she...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Creed Spice and Wood

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.10101.jpg
  32. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Same here. I have the 2010 batch and I get 10-12 hours.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    Creed Millesime 1849

    https://www.creedboutique.com/189-454-thickbox/millesime-1849.jpg
  34. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Looks nice, especially the gold cap. I also got the official email notification from Creed regarding this news.
  35. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Yeah, they do not charge tax for California. When I ordered Millesime 1849 a couple years back, they didn't charge me shipping either.
  36. Re: Have any of you tried Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud, Fruity Aoud, or Candy Aoud yet?

    Same here. Would like to know initial impressions. Closest I found was a first impressions video on YouTube. Curious what others think.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    Creed Pure White Cologne

    https://www.creedboutique.com/151-311-thickbox/pure-white-cologne.jpg
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    Re: Is By Kilian copying fragrances?

    Count me in as one who does not find their fragrances too similar to other houses. In general, I find them pretty unique. I didn't notice a similarity between Back to Black and Dior Homme Intense nor...
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    Re: Creed Vetiver Geranium vs Creed Aventus

    I sampled Vetiver Geranium once and I much prefer Aventus. VG didn't really wow me. Maybe I gotta give it some more wearings.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 20th June 2015

    Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi

    http://www.inhautepursuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tom-ford-mandarino-di-amalfi-review-inhautepursuit1.jpg
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    Re: New home for splits?

    There's also a splits page on Reddit at /r/fragsplits.
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    Re: New home for splits?

    I've seen splits in the following Facebook groups:
    Fragrance Marketplace
    The Fragrance Guru Nation
    Fragrant Democracy
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    Re: Possible future marketplace

    Thanks Grant. Would the selling fee apply to splits?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    Le Labo Bergamote 22


    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6327.jpg
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    New home for splits?

    Since the Basenotes Splits page will be no more soon, I'm wondering if we can get a consensus on where the new home for the Basenotes splitters will be. Will it be Crystal Flacon? Or somewhere else?
  46. Re: Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    Thanks for all the hard work, Grant. We really appreciate it.





    I agree. The main Basenotes pages I visit multiple times a day are: Male Fragrance Discussion, Splits, and Discounts. I...
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    +1 for Vetiver Extrait
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Millesime Imperial by Creed

    https://www.creedboutique.com/17-67-large/millesime-imperial-.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle

    http://www.fredericmalle.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/224x280/e6c4c572e1a98b3160451a112bad7b9b/v/e/veti-11v50_2.jpg
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    Re: SOTD SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum by Hermes

    http://media.hermes.com/media/wysiwyg/Prehome/Fragrances/tdh.jpg
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    Re: Silver mountain water

    Depends, if it's for work, then 2-3. If it's for going out, then 4.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th June 2015

    Dior Homme Intense by Dior

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618es70GWlL._SY355_.jpg
  53. Thread: Dying Houses

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Dying Houses

    Came here to say this. Tea for Two is my favorite from the line, it was then discontinued for a few years, and now it seems like they brought it back (it's currently listed on their website).
    ...
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    Re: Can perfume evaporate?

    I recently found out that a lot of my unused Frederic Malle spray samples are 1/3 the amount they used to be. I've seen this issue in my other spray samples as well. Fortunately, I haven't noticed it...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th June 2015

    Rochas Man by Rochas

    http://www.morethanmusik.com/musik-root/uploads/2015/02/rochas-man.jpg
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    Re: need a light cologne

    A light cologne that smells really good is Kenneth Cole Reaction. Longevity sucks, but if you don't mind re-applying, then it should be fine. I'd say it lasts around 3-4 hours. I barely ever get...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

    Apple Brandy by Kilian

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.22614.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford Costa Azzure

    Yeah, I wasn't a fan of this one. I did really like Mandarino di Amalfi though. For Costa Azzurra, similar to your Tommy comparison, the main reason I wasn't a fan was because it smelt too...
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives

    If/when the City Exclusives become available worldwide again, does that mean that I can order it online from places like Lucky Scent? Are there any other online retailers that would have it?

    I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 3rd June 2015

    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/creed-green-irish-tweed.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    1. Roja Parfums Vetiver Extrait
    2. Creed Original Vetiver
    3. Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Creed aventus real or fake?

    Grey Market:
    Fragrancenet

    Authorized Retailer, there's a lot, but to name a few:
    Neiman Marcus
    Luckyscent
    Saks
    Nordstrom
    CreedBoutique.com
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    I've ordered a sample from them and didn't have an issue.
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    +1. I stopped dealing with TPC since a couple years ago. I got my shipment but it was missing a sample. I got a slip saying it was back-ordered. So I waited 3-4 weeks and then decided to contact them...
  65. Re: Cracked open my blind buy GPHII this afternoon... Thoroughly disappointed :(

    I agree with OP, not my cup of tea. :laugh:

    I sampled this a few years ago and I remember it being very sour smelling. I did get the tea note everyone talks about, but it was like an amped up sour...
  66. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    I like his extraits, particularly Vetiver and Neroli; and feel that they are worth it at the price FIF is willing to sell it. With the exchange rate, they're going for around $330 USD. I wouldn't pay...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd June 2015

    Creed Royal Oud
    https://www.creedboutique.com/135-279-thickbox/royal-oud.jpg
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    Very difficult to just choose six. Here it is, in no particular order:
    Creed Windsor
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Roja Parfums Vetiver Extrait
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    MDCI...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs Musc Ravageur

    I've tried both, but ended up getting a split of Juby. Both are pretty good frags, but I like Juby much more. IMO, it's more wearable and versatile than MR.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st of June, 2015

    Roja Parfums Vetiver Extrait

    http://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/1/product_assets/C/1/L/C/T/NMC1LCT_mk.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    Creed Himalaya

    https://www.creedboutique.com/16-64-large/creed-himalaya-perfume.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    Very nice! :thumbsup: One of the most hard to find Creeds out there.
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    Re: Favorite Citrus Listed

    From your list, the only one I've tried is Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree, but IMO it's the most natural smelling citrus scent. It smells like I'm literally wearing orange peel/juice.

    Citrus...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 30th May 2015

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Large/11/_6278051.jpg
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    Re: Is 3 sprays of Virgin Island Water too much?

    As with any fragrance, depends on where you wear it. If it's in a public setting, I'd say 3-4 sprays of VIW is just fine. If it was in a work/office setting, three should still be fine, but for me,...
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    This.
  77. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    I, too, am interested in the Creed Neiman Marcus "exclusive". Is there any further information on this online? This is the first time I'm hearing about it.

    Sorry for going on a tangent.
  78. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    The best discount I can find from a reputable site is First in Fragrance and Essenza Nobile.
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    Poll: Re: Roja Dove Neroli Extrait vs Xerjoff Kobe

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I thought the Roja would win hands down. Both great juice nonetheless.
  80. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    That's great news. It would probably hit the grey market about a year after release. I believe that's how long it took for Aventus, maybe even sooner.

    Regarding the name, I still much prefer...
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    Poll: Roja Dove Neroli Extrait vs Xerjoff Kobe

    I found the two noticeably different, but did share some similarities. I thought the Neroli Extrait had more depth and I liked that one more.

    Which do you prefer and why?

    Also, are there any...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir

    http://img5a.flixcart.com/image/perfume/k/f/t/eau-de-parfum-men-tom-ford-50-noir-de-noir-400x400-imadrnqgfkhhmvpy.jpeg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    Mona di Orio Vétyver

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.12957.jpg
  84. Re: Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    Their most popular seems to be Ambre Narguile, which is also my favorite. After that is Cuir d'Ange. Vetiver Tonka is nice as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 24, 2015

    Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage
    http://www.fredericmalle.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/224x280/e6c4c572e1a98b3160451a112bad7b9b/b/o/bois-15v100_3.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    by Kilian Single Malt

    http://www.nstperfume.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/single-malt-s.jpg
  87. Thread: Xerjoff uden

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Xerjoff uden

    I'm interested in this thread as well. I've sampled Nio and Kobe and now feel that they're full bottle worthy. I haven't tried anything else in the Shooting Stars line. If the rest are good, I might...
  88. Re: Fragrances by Kilian in US with good price

    From my experience, your best chance at finding a good deal for a Kilian is when the retailer has a good cash back deal with eBates. For example, Saks recently had a 16% cash back deal via eBates.
    ...
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    Re: Creed Winsdor to be re-released July 2015

    Interesting. I would figure that the name "Windsor" is already being used in other products.
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    Re: It Finally Happened........

    For work, I generally do one spray to the chest or neck. Two sprays would be max. Fragrances on me project more than usual in an office setting.
  91. Re: LuckyScent.com giving $25 off $100+ orders with code BREAK25 through 5/25/15

    Nice. They rarely give discounts, will check it out. Thanks!
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    Re: Euro shops that ship to US?

    Agreed, gotta take advantage of this. Euro to USD just dipped a bit today, to 1.12.
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    My favorite is Oud Wood. I also really like Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille, Amber Absolute, Italian Cypress, and Mandarino di Amalfi.
  94. Re: Does Kilian Hennessy have his own rehab clinic?

    Count me in as a fan. I really like a lot of this house's offerings. My favorites are Back to Black, Apple Brandy, Rose Oud, Musk Oud, and Vodka on the Rocks.
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    Agreed, same here. For some reason, out of all of my samples, my Creed samples tend to not smell nearly as good as my full bottles.
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    +1. I too thought it was a bit too feminine, but was still able to appreciate it. Ended up getting it for my wife, she loves it.
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    I blind buy, but only for decants/splits. I don't believe I've ever blind bought a full bottle. Too risky.

    The biggest blind buy I recall is when I purchased a 50ml split of Creed Windsor a few...
  98. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    Puredistance M - too similar to Hermes Bel Ami to justify the high price tag. I don't really "get" this fragrance either. Too much cumin for me.
    Dior Leather Oud - too animalistic and off-putting...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Amouage Memoir Man

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10145.jpg
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    Re: Discounted Odori fragrance, thoughts?

    I thought it was discontinued. I thought I read somewhere that the house went out of business or something.
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