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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    SHOTS FIRED!

    Hehehe.....

    I haven't actually tried Explorer, so I can't weigh in on this.

    However, I will say that MontBlanc's Individuel smells better than Creed's Original Santal.
  2. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mugler Ultra Zest - my 2mL sample came in the mail today. Pretty damn good!
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It bothers me too. I wish we lived in a world where the people selling knew more or at least just as much as the hobbyists. Everytime I go out to the malls and try to ask about this or that...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I'm tired of keeping up. I should post my Aventus collection on here sometime - I have an unhealthy amount of 2010-2016 bottles, and that'll do me for life and then some. Last batch I tried was...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    When a new one comes out and then people will retroactively blast 19S41 and say how crap it was compared to 19XKITTYLICKLICK.
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    Re: My Creed Aventus Bottle

    I hate these fakes because they just make people REALLY paranoid that a popular batch on eBay is fake. I have 2 15X01 bottles, and I'm not selling them because I it's my favorite batch and I'm going...
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    Re: Photos of 15x21

    I have two 15X01 bottles - one has the batch code printed, the other engraved. They're both legit.
    Creed's just not that consistent.
  8. Re: Has Aventus really been watered down over the years?

    It's been reformulated for DAMN sure since its debut in 2010. I have several (and I mean several bottles) from 2010-2016, and the difference is significant going through just those years. I haven't...
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    Re: Photos of 15x21

    Red flag.
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    Re: Vintage JPG Le Male Help

    Nah, you're fine. Let people bitch. Come at me bro :tongue:
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    Re: Vintage JPG Le Male Help

    Related video you might want to check out: I've timestamped the part where he talks about Le Male: https://youtu.be/AjmTMngt0U0?t=571
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    Re: Vintage JPG Le Male Help

    One bulletproof way to ensure you're getting the vintage (pre-reformulation stuff) is to buy the Le Male Scuba edition - they only made the Scuba limited edition before 2011, which is when the reform...
  13. Re: Is Creed aventus fake? Please help me.

    Well, your title is "Is Creed Aventus fake?" Creed Aventus is a real fragrance, so no, it's not fake.
    Your bottle, though? Yeah. Fake as hell. The small rectangular card with the two faces outlined...
  14. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Yeah, I saw that. And in a middle-eastern country at that, so who knows if the precious juice inside hasn't been subjected to intense heat for years and thus has already turned...even boxed.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    I bought a 5ml decant of pre-reformulation LIDGE, or L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme. I've heard a lot about this fragrance, but my experience has been hit-or-miss with Guerlain. Curious...
  16. Re: Most clunky, ridiculous packaging award goes to

    Ah, ok.

    My other points still stand.
  17. Re: Most clunky, ridiculous packaging award goes to

    Worst sprayer - Mugler's A* Men rubber flasks. Back in the days when they were metal, the sprayer went down nice and easy. When they switched to rubber, there was no longer any gap between the...
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Vintage Tuscan Leather (with oakmoss/treemoss in the ingredients - I have a 2013 bottle).
  19. Re: Any beard products that compliment Aventus?

    To a T, here's what you're looking for: https://wetshavingproducts.com/collections/beard-oil/products/beard-mustache-oil-natural-simple-vegan-olympus
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    Re: What About Pop by The House of Oud

    I myself got a sample of this from luckyscent about 2 weeks ago.

    It's not too literal or one-note. It's quite decent and wears on the skin as a finished fragrance.

    However, I didn't think the...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Before I hit the gym, I douse 5 bottles of By Kilian's entire collection layered with Tuscan Leather. Then I follow that up with cumin and horse manure. The gym clears out!
  22. Fragrance most similar to a certain shaving soap I like? (jasmine/cedar/juniper)

    I like using the traditional shave brush + soap, and there's a company called Cold River Soap Works that hasn't made a soap in their scent Bois Floraux in a LONG time. Here's a description of it:
    ...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I expanded enough over the holidays, no thanks :laugh:
  24. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    When a youtuber fragrance "influencer" starts throwing it around, I hate it.

    When it's an actual group of people who have a bond, then sure, I guess.
  25. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Kinda annoyed this thread has been dominated by Joe Rogan talk.

    Anyways, back to the question...

    Yes, it's a bit annoying. I was watching the Netflix documentary Stink! and they do an...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    TF Tuscan Leather - I realized I never wear this because I'm always looking for the right occasion, but I finally said screw it, it's cold outside, I like how this smells, I don't care that it's just...
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Grey Vetiver, Tobacco Vanille (2013 bottle with oakmoss), Tuscan Leather (2013 bottle with oakmoss, another older bottle also with oakmoss), and a 2016 Tuscan Leather without the oakmoss that has a...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    You and me both, man :laugh:
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Yup, just smelled both wrists again. Same dry down for the most part.



    I haven't. Just the two batches mentioned above. Once in a rare while I'll see a '08 or '09 bottle on ebay but the prices...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ok I just spritzed on 13T01 on the back of one hand, and 14M01 on the back of the other about an hour ago.It's subtle: the '13 is slightly mossier as not quite as bright, whereas the '14 has a bit...
  31. Re: Fragrances similar to Old Spice Aftershave.

    Maybe not a fragrance per se, but Barrister and Mann makes some pretty potent aftershaves, with much, much higher quality than your typical over-the-counter Old Spice. This one's a dead ringer for...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Is your question implied in your concern about you purchasing the two bottles in different places, or is your question whether or not your classification is a normal classification? My answer to both...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Thanks, that gives me a place to look!
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I hear ya.

    For what it's worth, I have two GIT bottles - one's a 13T01 and another's a 14M01, and they're both wonderful, nuclear, green, and floral, all in the best ways of those words. I think...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Which batches/years have the most of that sharp top note? I have a 2011 bottle, and it's nice and deep, but it doesn't have the "pop" of the top notes of an official creed sample I had. Is it 2016 on?
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    Sorry, I reject this notion. There's plenty of rules about "safety" (HUGE air quotes there) that are more about bureaucracy and control than true saftey.
  37. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Yes. I have plenty to go through!

    However, I've learned the hard way to not spray just before bed - the bedsheets will smell like a mess of different fragrances pretty quickly.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    ^ How exactly did you order through his website? On his website http://www.slumberhouse.com/ all I see is a "Stockists" page with links to various stores (that all have pretty much every scent sold...
  39. Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud v's Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud

    These name changes and long flanker names are a fragrance industry pet peeve of mine.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Not sure how many people on here track ebay prices, but has anyone else noticed the $1,000 mark for Aventus bottles used to only get there for 2010/2011 bottles, but now we're seeing crazy prices for...
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    Re: NEW: IO.KO 1954 - I.Mirage 23!

    Over two years later, no comments - not even a listing of this fragrance on basenotes. This is a hard fragrance to track down.

    Well, I just got a sample of this from D'or, and spritzed it on.
    ...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend reformulation

    I'm bumping this because I'd like to hear other take on this question as well, but here's my input:

    I have both Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille from 2013, complete with their boxes, and they...
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    Re: Roja: Hell froze over.

    Yeah, I have to agree on all points here.

    I always sample before buying. Especially something super expensive like the house we're talking about here.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Search this thread and the part 1 thread for mentions of that batch. I guarantee you'll find something.

    You have to think, "Am I the only person who's asked about this particular batch that's...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    2015 bottles are sought after, yes.

    I see a lot of questions about batches lately that have been covered over and over and over again. You guys are free to use the "search this thread" for, like,...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    It's straight-up pineapple with not much underneath to support it.
    Beautiful pineapple note, then poof. Gone. Not enough of the other notes to round it out.
  47. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    Setting the bar? I wasn't suggesting that. It was just my first real exposure to the amber note.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I HIGHLY doubt 19u11 is going to be what you like about 15u11, which is one of the most sought-after post-smokey-era batches. The fact that they share the "u11" part in their batch codes don't mean...
  49. WANTED: Lucky brand fragrance from the 90s

    Sometime in the late 90s, Lucky Brand had these unisex fragrance bottles that came in a can, and there were a few different numbers: 7, 10, and so on.

    I wore a bottle of 13 and loved it. If for...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Here you go:

    114723

    Packaging:
    The boxes from the 1987 bottle to the 2019 bottle I have are very different - I think the burlwood with gold box looks pretty dated, whereas the new box looks a...
  51. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    ok lol looks like I'm alone then
  52. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Believe or not, Le Male. Yes, I had not tried it - I was put off as a teenager by the muscular man-shaped bottle. Finally tried a sample - meh. Kinda boring vanilla, despite the overall composition...
  53. Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    I had a girlfriend in college (early/mid 2000s) who wore Victoria's Secret Amber Romance, and boy does that have a sweet, cloying amber. Seems like amber was freaking everywhere in woman's bath/body...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Just snagged a 50mL Gucci Envy. Hard to find. Great for fall/winter
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    bought a pre-barcode Eau Sauvage (late 80s I think). Can't wait til it comes in the mail...I'll compare it to my new magnetic cap Eau Sauvage.
  56. Re: "PACO RABANNE POUR HOMME": the Early days (1973-1981).

    Is this fragrance hated by the rest of the vintage perfume board? I did a quick mention that I bought a bottle in the "Vintage fragrances I bought today" thread and I got about 7 posts low-key...
  57. Re: Where did this smell originate? 70's-80's..?

    I can't think of anything that would smell like Aventus' drydown that was on the market in the 70 or 80s, or any time period before, say, Ralph Lauren's Purple Label (2003) that I can remember.
    ...
  58. Re: Can no longer smell that amazing dry down, wtf do I do??

    Your nose is fatigued of Aventus. Lay off the scent for a week or two. You'll appreciate it more, trust me.
  59. Re: Revisiting the issue of refills and scammers

    Aren't the refilled bottles obvious that the black neck's been pried up and off to be refilled, which scratches to the black paint visible in pictures of the bottle?

    The sprayer on these Aventus...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Finally pulled the trigger on a 2nd edition Paco Rabonne Pour Homme complete in its box. First smelled PRPH (2nd edition) in a decant from eBay about a year ago, been wanting a full bottle ever...
  61. Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    Yes, I think some of them - particularly the 2013s actually - are starting to have their pineapple note smell.........different, lol. A bit sour, a bit musty. Not "bad" though - not yet.

    And yes,...
  62. Re: 2010-2013 Aventus - is it all going bad??

    My 10G01C has turned bad. But I have 5-6 other bottles from the 2010-2013 period and they're all mostly pretty good.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I have 13R01 - I hate it. Very heavy rose - almost smells like Aventus for Her.
  64. Re: 15x01 think itís fake but just want confirmation

    Well! Good thing I'll be using my 15X01 bottles myself...looks like if I ever tried to smell mine, I'd be hit with accusations of fakery before my sale ever got off the ground.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Oh look, another claim of smokey Aventus post-2013.........
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    You have to contact them. I did, and they got back to me before too long and told me the month and year.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    YES, I have a 30mL of that batch. It's like a better version of 13Z01, which is saying a lot.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yes, there's plenty of mentions of it in this thread, including mine from 14 pages ago -you just have to search:
    ...
  69. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    Blame those houses for formulating so quickly that we have to stretch a term to refer to different eras of a fragrance's production, where an era can be just a year or two.

    The term "vintage"...
  70. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Not sure. The sample wasn't advertised as a vintage formulation, so probably a recent formulation if I had to guess.

    It certainly projected enough and smelled full and high quality if that helps....
  71. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Chanel Egoiste (not the Platinum).

    I...........recognize that this is a well-made olfactory creation, but the rose just kills the enjoyment of it for me.

    Hoping to secure a sample of Egoiste...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    Not sure why it's fetching high prices on eBay if it is, but I just got a sample of it in the mail earlier this week.

    I........don't like it. There's something clashing and unpleasant in the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Or the posts we were getting last year of "I just tried batch 18KITTYKITTYLICKLICK....very smokey with pineapple, beast mode!" from new members who just happened to be selling decants of that same...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    ^ Thank you. People posting pictures of their fragrance in here, and then someone replying quoting the ENTIRE post making everyone reading this thread scroll past all the pictures a second time gets...
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    Re: Best place to buy older creed batches

    Then your options for finding older Creed batches will be very, very limited. eBay is where people tend to sell older batches of Creed. There's plenty of reputable sellers on eBay - you just need to...
  76. Re: Which discontinued scents are a lost for the world?

    Kinda makes you wonder how many fragrances are discontinued that it really won't matter for a few years if it is, because of how much manufactured stock is still floating around.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Mods: what's the current feeling on "is my Aventus real or fake" requests being in this batch thread as opposed to people making a new topic for it, or better yet, post it in some specific thread...
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    Word.
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    Creed: call me when you release the following flankers in all their I-don't-give-a-damn-what-IFRA-says-glory:
    Aventus 2010,
    Aventus 11Z01,
    Aventus 13ZZ01, and
    Aventus 15X01.

    I'd buy 100%...
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    Re: I love Tuscan leather. what next

    I understand your question was rhetorical, but genuinely I think people tend to respond to the title of the thread and not bother reading the body of the original post.
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    Re: Parfums de Marley's best?

    I've sampled very nearly the entire line, and Herod is still the only one I deemed worthy of a full bottle for me.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - Completely Addicted

    Well, my sample of Nio was supposed to arrive today, but instead they sent Uden. So........no getting to smell Nio until they ship it out.
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I have a 13T01 bottle and a 14M01 bottle, and they're both great. I recently got a 2017 (not sure which batch) sample, and it wasn't nearly as deep and complex of a fragrance.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - Completely Addicted

    I'm glad to hear this - Monday my samples of Nio and 1861 Renaissance come in the mail from luckyscent. I've heard good things about Xerjoff.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I can guarantee you that if you gave me a blind sample of the 10K02, 11Z01, 13ZZ01, 15X01, and 16H01 bottles I have, that I could easily tell you which one was which.
    Batch variations in Aventus are...
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    Re: Need suggestions for a new work scent

    I always go for Mugler cologne as a suggestion for the office.

    Not the stir up the pot or anything, but I don't actually agree with Tom Ford Grey Vetiver being a safe office scent. There's women...
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    Re: Outdated fragrances?

    The term we're looking for in this discussion really is "dated," not "outdated." And yes, there are some fragrances that are old enough to be considered worn-out and the general public tired of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    THIS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AND THE RECORD CORRECTED SEVERAL TIMES.

    Refer to noffie79's post. Should this nugget be added to an Aventus FAQ or something? Good grief.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    The box had some yellowing? Yikes, that's not good. Improper storage won't necessarily impact the performance, though - just the smell.

    Aventus tends to get better performance once there's a bit...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Suggestion for Bath and Body Works Woodland:

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    source: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31iwQYoIM1L._SY450_.jpg
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    It should be a blend of every single one of hednic's fragrances.
  92. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    This is technically a "consumerist" hobby - that is to say, the activity involves purchasing things and wearing them, as opposed to an active hobby (like playing sports for fun) or a hobby that...
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    Re: Best minty citrus niche frag?

    Comme des Garcons Play Green fits the bill perfectly here, aside from longevity, as it's not great.

    I don't think "beast mode" niche mint/citrus exists.
  94. Re: Change My Mind: Selling fragrance decants should be illegal and punishable by death

    That argument has so many faulty analogies I don't even know where to start.

    Hopefully this'll get locked before too long.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    We'll see. A Creed boutique SA in Las Vegas told me last August that the deodorants were coming back in February 2019, but that never happened, so we'll see.
  96. Re: For Those Who Bought And Enjoyed The Original Angel Men....How Do You Feel About It Today??

    It was called Angel Men back then, just FYI.
  97. Re: For Those Who Bought And Enjoyed The Original Angel Men....How Do You Feel About It Today??

    It was my first signature scent, dating all the way back to high school in the late '90s, so it brings me back. Being that A*Men and Aventus are the only two in my wardrobe of almost 30 bottles that...
  98. Re: If you could remix any scent what would it be and how?

    I'd take Tobacco Vanille and replace the vanilla with a nice gourmand black cherry note.
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    Re: Aventus has turned sour!?

    I have a 13ZZ01 that, on some days, smells sour. Then four days later I'll come back to it and it's just slightly tart.

    Noses can be unreliable things.
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    Re: how much aventus do I have left?

    My question was also hinting at you just uploading a picture instead of trying to describe the level in words.
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