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  1. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    LOL. This!!!
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    LOL i have the a similar experience with Aventus. But i have received some compliments from women as well.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    A compliment is a compliment. In fact a compliment from a guy especially a stranger is a lot harder to garner due to the "macho" culture where people are afraid to be labelled gay from saying...
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Encre Noir Sport if you can find some to purchase.
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    samples i dont like? all the time (especially that exceptional crap that fragrance net pushes). One bottle of one of those so called "blends" that supposedly enhances the smell of M.I. I cant...
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    Not a good sign that she felt comfortable enough to pay him a compliment about how good he smells? what am i missing here?
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    Not all of them are that way.
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    I agree. I haven't tried it but it cant hurt to try.

    The word Sales Associates is akin to a red cloth to a bull to some people on this forum..
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    If you are looking to impress her, wear what she likes. If not then wear your reflection.
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    Re: Help Me Out and Shut Me Up !

    because he ends up with three fragrances for the same amount of 1 niche fragrance. He is not blind buying mainstream releases and so one would assume he is actually happy with the designer...
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    Re: Creed recommendations for my new boyfriend

    Wow ... you are quite a considerate gf. Kudos to you.
  12. Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    Just like you are entiled to like 10 or whatever of their fragrances, i am entitled to say that most of the stuff they release is not tolerable to me. YOU do not get to tell me what i can or can not...
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    Re: Question about Gucci Envy for men

    Great scent. Ran into a lil under half filled tester at a kiosk in the mall this past weekend that they wanted $70 for. yea its not that good..
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel: Why so many negative reviews?

    My exact feeling..
  15. Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    one of the few tolerable Bonds but it still has that unpleasant note that doesn't sit well with me.
  16. Re: Anyone else out there thinks GIT smells like MI?

    The only thing that smells a bit like GIT to me is Green Valley. I dont see the similarities to MI.
  17. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    LIDGE is one of (if not) my longest lasting fragrances but it stops projecting after a couple of hours for me. It lasts all day on my clothes and skin over 10 hours but someone standing a lil off...
  18. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    LIDG and LIDGE seem like two separate frags to me. Even if the patch is cut down, i doubt it will be as bland as the original pour homme.
  19. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    Sounds perfect now. I pray this review is accurate. :) LIDGE has never really been a huge projector after the first couple of hours anyway.
  20. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    If they do reformulate it, i hope they cut down on the patchouli. its a tad bit much in my opinion
  21. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Toss up between silver mountain water and By Man
  22. Thread: profumum roma

    by papillo
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    Re: profumum roma

    tried em out and i like their Neroli. It is very strong though especially for a citrus scent. good in the summer.
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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Creed Jardin d' Amalfi
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    Re: Spraying on clothes?

    I always spray on my clothes in addition to my skin. The scents go away after i wash them or after a couple of days for the items i don't wash immediately. I def helps with longevity and projection.
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    Re: Two Sprays of Kouros Before Bedtime

    Hopefully no one else has to endure that :laugh:
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Ok now its obvious you are trolling.. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    This has to be one of the most absurd things ive read online.. :) At least its posted in the right forum..

    smh...
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    Re: Aventus got me in trouble at work

    LOL never ceases to amaze me.
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    Re: For Summer: VIW or MI?

    MI. VIW is excellent but could do with a lil less lime in my opinion.
  30. Re: What of these fragrance you choose for a person between 25 to 30 years old

    OP- None from your list. Listen to this man above pls.. This set has great variety and he will find something he likes in there.
  31. Re: Projection dies too fast in Joop Homme & does it really helps in getting compliments from female

    Mont Blanc Individuel has less projection/longevity than Joop in my opinion. They do smell similar to one another though. Alpha1 try spraying on your undershirts if you wear any, otherwise, spray...
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    Sticky: Re: What do I smell in GIT and MI?

    Probably ambergris.
  33. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/7/14) Final Four: Aventus vs Green Irish Tweed

    I prefer the opening of Aventus but the drydown of GIT. Both excellent frags.
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    Re: Men and the travel Atomizer: Do you and How?

    The onese made by Travolo work well for me

    http://www.amazon.com/Travalo-Pure-TR65PUESSIL-Silver/dp/B0058W05IM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399493411&sr=8-1&keywords=travolo
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Jardin D' Amalfi
    Millesime Imperial
    Windsor
    Clive Christian C/Tuscan Leather
    Guerlain SDV
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    Re: Men and the travel Atomizer: Do you and How?

    10 ml atomizers are small enough for you to discreetly apply in your car, bathroom, office gym etc. Aventus is surprisingly strong. Even one spray lasts long and is perceptible by those around you.
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    Re: Astronomical prices

    They are not not made for the general public.
  38. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    No need to defend your position. if you like it, own up and be proud.
  39. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    Please repeat the highlighted again. I dont understand why this concept is so hard for people to get. If you dont like something, keep moving. No one compels you to read or respond to anything!
    ...
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    Re: Surprising comment on Creed Erolfa.

    Lol. yea Erolfa does nothing for me.
  41. Re: Frapin L'Humaniste, the usurper of Mt. Olympus (or the "anything similar to L'Humaniste?" thread

    Creed WIndsor with its gin note sounds like something you might like, i.e. if you can find one at a decent price.
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme is BACK!

    It was an old response but quite shocking. I dont understand why people have a problem when someone has a different opinion or experience from them. Anyone who does not agree with them is...
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    Re: Copy Scent Embarrassment

    What principle though? Do perfume houses have an exclusive right to a specific smell? I dont see the reason to make any apologies for what you are wearing regardless of price to the average consumer....
  44. Re: Has anyone else completely offended someone with what they thought was a "safe" fragrance?

    I disagree. The opening of MI can be harsh to the nose. I sneeze at times if i spray this on my upper chest and catch a whiff of the opening so i understand completely why she would react that way....
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    Re: Portrait Of A Lady Vs Lyric Man

    Lyric Man for me all day. I tried PoAL and had to wash it right off my skin. I have no desire whatsoever to smell like that. Discarded my sample as well to make sure i don't put it on and spray it...
  46. Re: Do they still sell the original Gucci pour Homme #1 "orange" at Duty-Free stores or at Airports?

    Check your PM
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    Re: For you Tabarome Millesime fans out there

    Too cloying for me no matter how little i spray. The ginger is extra sharp and stings my nose. Unfortunately, a tester broke on my bathroom floor a while back and that was difficult to bear for a...
  48. Re: At 29, I'm just realizing I've started to become a "collector" fragrances... Need some suggestio

    Excellent advice in this post..
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    Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    LOl this happened to me the first time i got aventus as well. 3 or 4 sprays was waaaayyy too much. I was also visiting friends with a young baby in the house. Never made that mistake again.
  50. Re: At 29, I'm just realizing I've started to become a "collector" fragrances... Need some suggestio

    M7's "reformulated" version (not the current version) really is not that much different from the vintage. It is definitely tamer in the opening but the drydown is exactly the same to me.
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    Re: Dior "Homme" - Marketing over Manliness

    And this is the classy way to disagree with someone Else's point of view. kudos to you.
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Xxx
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    You never eat Ice Cream with Pie, Or Salad and Dressing, or Surf and Turf?, what about Picture in Picture? :tongue:
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    Re: Creed Scents - the cheap way

    To me, MBI and Joop smell a lot closer to each other than either of them smell to Original Santal.

    @ OP. if you are interested in Creeds, just try and get decants of them. They are affordable and...
  55. Thread: 10+ Sprays

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    Re: 10+ Sprays

    This. The only one i would come close to spraying more than 3-4 sprays would be 8711 and i honestly doubt spraying more would make a difference for that frag.
  56. Re: Want to "Blind buy" Dior Homme Intense. Need opinions....

    I dont think DHI blind would be a good idea. You gotta to see if you can enjoy the iris note. Have you tried SDV since you like the sweet frosty vanilla?
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Thats how i layer personally, but some people actually mix two separate scents into an atomizer and then spray and it also works well. I layer quite a bit and most times more than i wear individual...
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    Re: Male Fragrance - Best choice, help! DHI?

    Yea, Eau is far away from DHI. I think you would have been better off buying Dior Homme as that is a lot more versatile for all of the seasons and occassions.
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    silver iris
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Smells similar to Neroli Portofino, doesn't last longer than 15 minutes.
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    I see it listed on Ebay, are you scared of it being a fake? A local perfume place had a small bottle in stock but they were asking for way to much for it (similar to ebay prices)
  62. Re: The spectrum of MUSK. Got good examples of scents to sniff?

    Tom Ford White Suede- 4
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    Re: Found a bottle of gucci envy 50ml today

    Yes it is rare and getting harder to find at an affordable price. Buy it and if you do not like it, you can sell it on ebay or here
  64. Re: Dihydromyrcenol and me (or: why Jardin d'Amalfi made me recoil)

    This.. I pray i never pick up on it either as JdA is a fav of mine.
  65. Re: which soaps/bodywashes do you think compliment everything you wear?

    Aveeno unscented bodywash and lotion works for me too.
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    Re: Sharing stories/experiences!

    LOL i love safari becuase it reminds me of my Dad. He wore it while i was growing up (sorry OP,i know it reinforces what the girl says). I would buy it the next time i run across a small bottle for...
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    Re: What's the best men's musk fragrance?

    Tom Ford White Suede works well for me.
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    Re: Average Joe's nose?

    They may not know about reformulations, but the average person can notice if something smells different from what they are used to.
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    I was waiting for your review of JdA and it was worth the wait. Bravo. Definitely my favorite fragrance of all those i own. I also have no problem wearing it although my GF also though i was wearing...
  70. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    How is this possible when anyone who says anything anything remotely positive about a creed frag is automatically a Creed employee or a shrill for creed?:grin:
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    Re: Thierre Mugler Parfumes

    Pure Havane
    Pure Malt
    Pure Shot..

    Some like the original A*Men but its not for me.
  72. Re: Other grooming products from a fragrance line

    I would love to use the accompanying grooming products as well as they are a perfect way to layer your specific scent,. alas they usually are quite overpriced. Unless i get a gift scent with...
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    Timmi-j I'm glad you have found something your wife enjoys. I hope you like it as well. I find it to be an excellent scent.

    Lets see how long it will take for this thread to be closed down for...
  74. Re: Can I get a recommendation on fresh lemon fragrance?

    I get tons of Lemon out of Eight & Bob and it has excellent longevity
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    Yea oh argue semantics when you have no point. It is patently obvious to anyone that chooses to use their brain that my post (and every other response over the past couple of days) was directed at...
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    First off, good luck at the hospital. I hope your parent is ok.

    With regard to the highlighted, you are assuming that newbies go back to the countless pages upon pages to read up on every topic on...
  77. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/13/14): LIDG vs Gucci Envy

    Envy!
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    Cmon is the above necessary? Even if he/she is a creed marketer, are you compelled to do anything they post?
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    Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    LOL was thinking the same thing!
  80. Re: Millesime Imperial Alternative w/ more lasting power

    Pull the trigger. This is a rare case the "alternatives" do not really come close to the real thing IMO. The tales of M.I. disappearing is overstated. It lasts for several hours, it just does not...
  81. Re: With Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, what spray amount is proper?

    Ive done a 180 on this. The first time i tried it on, i washed it off my wrist and wondered exactly what you did. I really like it now after trying it again. Surprising because i cant stand Tobacco...
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    Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Obviously a poor troll attempt..
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    Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    There is no indication OP has ever come close to doing that..
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    No one will compliment you if you smell like crap just because you sprayed more volume of crap on you. A lot of creed fragrances smell good period.
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    Re: Accidents & Blunders. Your worst?

    How long did it take for the smell to go away in that room?
  86. Re: Body Kouros - does it resemble cotton candy?

    Def do not get the cotton candy vibe at all. Loads of eucalyptus for me.
  87. Poll: Re: If you have to give one up for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

    Anything to get rid of Bleu de Chanel...
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    Re: NOTHING Lasts on my skin!

    Try and take a little break from wearing anything to see if you can "reset" your nose.
  89. Re: Layering or blending Creed Virgin Island Water?

    I do layer mine with Aventus but i dont think it will give you what you are looking for since you want to get more citrus out of it. I found it difficult to wear VIW alone because i thought the lime...
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    Re: One house, 4 seasons, 4 frags...

    Creed- I can do two versions

    Spring- Green Irish Tweed
    Summer- Jardin D' Amalfi
    Autumn- Windsor
    Winter- Royal Oud

    Spring- Green Valley
    Summer- Millesime Imperial
    Autumn- Aventus
  91. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    of cours robes08 has decreed it!! Lord forbid anyone have a contrary opinion. He is simply another consumer like you. Just because he has a bunch of videos on youtube doesn't make his opinion the...
  92. Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    don't you have access to a sephora where you can get samples of most of these made for you?

    i also never got this "christmas in a bottle" mantra that is repeated re burberry london
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    Jardin D' Amalfi
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    Re: Which Frag do you have the most bottle of??

    Gucci Pour Homme 1 (2003) and Gucci Envy just because they are discontinued and are difficult to come by.
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    Re: Aventus Blended With SMW?

    I like the Aventus and JDA blend. Two others that work well for me are Aventus and VIW and especially Aventus and Original Cologne. I have had a few comments on that blend.

    The only layering ive...
  96. Re: New to Creed. Received my Coffret. Thoughts.

    I would stay away from Himalaya if you dont want powdery. The other choices are pretty good. Erolfa and Royal Water are not my favorites but they are not sweet or powdery so you should still check...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather appreciation thread.

    :laugh: classic!

    I prefer Tuscan Leather to Tobacco Vanille. Its my SOTD (layered with TV). It also layers excellently with the A word..
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested - FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC !!!!!

    Some wear on their clothes also..
  99. Re: What's so good about Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille

    The longevity i suppose. Its a bit too linear and spicy for my liking.
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Kouros
    Rive Gauche (yuck)
    DHI
    Terre D' Hermes
    Tobacco Vanille
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