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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    Part of me agrees with Grant that if people like his videos and they want to donate, let them. Part of me feels especially now, when so many people are homeless from earthquakes, hurricanes,...
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    I WAS speaking out against injustice- I was thinking about the injustice to the poor suckers who fall for every sob story and send their hard earned money so that some TV evangelist or YouTube...
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    That kind of philosophy is what put idiots in positions of power in governement. If I think someone has their priorities wrong, I'll say it. That prevents bottling things up and having a heart...
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    I don't fault him...he's asking for people to give him their hard earned money so he can message hot chicks, which is what he wants out of life. I fault the idiots who give it to him. P.T. Barnum: ...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    I love NY Amber, NY Musk, and Herrod's Oud. The hate for the company on BN is mostly b/c of their horrible customer service. They stopped selling samples!!! They expect people to pay crazy prices...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    Be VERY careful blindbuying Bond no 9. I've tried over 30 of their fragrances and only found 3 that I bought bottles of. They have some great frags, but some scrubbers also. There is a strange...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    It's time for me to move on. I've tried to be objective, show the good and the bad about this fragrance, admit that I like it but state that they are ripping you off by decreasing their bottle size...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    $524.70 when tax is added...to be exact. People HATE to be proven wrong. To be technical he isn't getting a small 50ml bottle for $350 either. $21 tax makes it $371....just to be exact!!!
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    The $500 is NOT "False" . 100ml retail price at Bergdof is $495 plus $29.70 tax = $524.70. The price you are quoting is for the smallest size bottle. 50ml ($350+ $21 tax= $371). Don't accuse...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    It is faring almost exactly the same on Fragrantica, and on Fragrance Review Blogs, and other sites. A core group is fawning over it, saying that it is the best thing since sliced bread. A small...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I totally agree with this, if ranked with other Creeds it is in the top 10. Not a Aventus, GIT, RO, Vetiver, MI, but worthy to own. If people haven't tried it, by all means go out and sample. DO...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    No matter HOW it was selling, they are going to say it's a blockbuster. I predict a price decrease in the winter after the Christmas rush. It's fairly obvious that even many Creed lovers are...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    I own or have tried almost all of them. Epic is one of my favorites although I like most of the others. Price point of Amouage makes me think carefully before I buy a Full bottle, and I own decants...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    To all of the supporters: I'll say this as plain as possible. The VAST majority of criticism is NOT about the fragrance. Most people say that it is OK. The majority of criticism is that this...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    BINGO. I love to be the only guy around wearing a frag and NEVER beg people to love the same frags I love. Life is too short to be a "Sheeple" Be different.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Yea, I don't smell the correlation at all either. I wore Spice and Wood all day today b/c people said Viking was similar. I'm not getting that either...except on a VERY basic simplistic manner. ...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I could just as easily (and just as ERRONEOUSLY) say "I bet you most of the people who voted hit haven't even tried it, they're just fanboys." OF course we've tried it and gave it a miss. Validate...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    LOL That's as good as the Creed SA who told me that Napoleon was wearing Aventus at Waterloo. I once had an argument with a SA at Nordstroms who told me I couldn't have worn Calvin Klein Eternity...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I agree. I just don't get why some people are so sensitive about criticism of Creed. My favorite house happens to be Montale, and believe me, it takes a LOT of criticism. But I've never felt the...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    You are calling people who calmly and rationaly disagree with your opinion "Trolls" If any trolling were going on, BN has a zero tolorance policy. Just b/c someone hates something you love does NOT...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I am NOT a Creed hater, I own FBs of Aventus, GIT, Himalaya, and Royal Oud. People are NOT "Trolling" it. If you read CLOSELY you will see very little "hate" of the actual fragrance of Viking, but...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    VIKING is like a $95 hamburger...nice taste but in the end it is still just a hamburger. You eat it, enjoy it but on the way home it hits you: I JUST PAID $95 FOR A FREAKING HAMBURGER!!!!!!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    FanMan or Fan implies some rational adult adoration, FanBoy implies an irrational drooling obsession not really based in reality. Fanboys post things like this : Thread- What is your favorite Tar...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    This seems to be typical from Creed. As I mentioned a few posts back, I've been disappointed with projection/sillage with almost all of my Creeds until I buy a bottle and spray a large amount over a...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    I'll give it a try, and may not like it, but as I said, Niche generally are not safe, that is the whole point of the market. People become tired of a counter full of fragrances all smelling...
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Silver Mountain Water by Creed
    There is a fermented rotten fruit/urine smell that makes this a scrubber. A bar of soap and some vinegar. I live in "apple country" and driving through the orchards...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    True, but it will be awhile. I bought all of my Creeds through the grey market or on ebay. For at least a year nobody will get it for under retail. You may get a decant at cost, but most people...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    The whole point of niche/indie fragrances is that they are outside of the box, NOT safe, radical. I usually don't like a fragrance that everyone who ever tries it likes. If I wanted that I'd buy a...
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    Re: I smell like a diaper/nappy? Really?!

    True. Smell is our least refined sense and most people can't tell subtle scents apart, or identify them. A clean nappy/diaper smells of Galaxilide or another "white musk" That is b/c virtually all...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    ME TOO!!!!! Let me know if you do, and I"ll enter that split with you!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    You put a lot of thought and effort into your review....however you'll never convince the hard core fanboys that it's not the best thing since the holy grail Aventus. I agree with much of your...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Only in the most generic sense. Colonia Club is more green minty, while Viking is more Red spicey. As many have already said, Viking is a strange frag that seems to present itself differently to...
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    [CONUS] Re: Sample lot swap

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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    People are paying it, that's the real kicker. I listed a sample on EBay and it sold 5 min after I listed it. I could have doubled my price and it still would have sold. So much for showing Creed...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    :lolk:
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    :lolk:
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    EXCELLENT post! I agree with almost all of it. Well put!


    Pet peeve of a scientist: NO such thing as 11/10. 10 being the absolute maximum in the series, there is nothing higher than 10. ...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    That's another issue entirely. In an age where Target, Amazon, and Walmart know your wife is pregnant before you do b/c of electronic targeting of consumers, I guarantee that a marketing firm, or...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    It would be egregiously negligent to believe that someone at Creed doesn't read this thread. They would be foolish not to monitor the fragrance community's reaction. We've all been candid about...
  42. Re: Just how 'Rare' are Creeds 'Vaulted' Fragrances ?

    I've done the decant and sell thing with rare/expensive frags on Ebay many times. Sometimes, I get what I ask, quickly, and am happy. Other times I can't sell any. It's hard to figure what causes...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Yes, earlier this week.



    Right. There are only a VERY few designer main-stream department store fragrances that I'd say were NOT safe. A*Men wasn't safe, there was a tar note that offended...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I just don't understand how you can say it isn't "safe" . By definition, safe fragrances are ones that have nothing in them that cause people to be grossed out. Almost all department store designer...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Agree. I like it a lot, but It's no "Viking" sweaty hulking man pillaging, burning, terrorizing towns. It is a Naval Academy grad, dressed neat and clean, saying Yes, sir alot...!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Yep...with 5-6 sprizes it projects just fine. My recommendation to people is that if they like it enough to buy it, get a flacon, or at the least a 100 ml bottle. You'll blow through a 50ml bottle...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Understood. You then are VERY lucky b/c It seems most posters on this thread, including those who love this fragrance, admit that it sits fairly close to the skin. I guess the best Creed that I"ve...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Even paying $3 is a bargain...Ebay has people hawking the samples for $24!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Read my post carefully. They DO have decent projection, but you have to use more than average to get it. WIth Montales and Amouage I use 2 spritzes and they last all day and project like crazy. ...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    The Official Creed samples (which I own) are their typical 2.5ml atomizer vials. Thank goodness they didn't put it in a dauber vial. They only dispense half the juice per squirt that the full bottle...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    It's not due to batch variants. It definitely has Cinnamyl alcohol listed as an ingredient which has a green floral and cinnamon scent. It isn't as noticeably cinnamon smell, but it definately has...
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    Re: What I did in the 80s.

    David, thanks for the tale. I Love hearing your experiences and value your posts. Keep up the great work!
  53. Re: Let's Play.......Which Single Fragrance Have You Bought The Most Bottles Of?

    The only fragrance which I bought more than 1 bottle of was Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere. Was afraid of reformulation. I've used almost an entire bottle of Aventus, GIT, and Hugo Boss...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    A definite cinnamon/clove top note, but it disappears fairly quiclky. Longevity overall of the fragrance is incredible considering many Creeds fade after an hour or two, This lasts 12+ hours but...
  55. Re: Do you discriminate designer from niche, and to what extent?

    I think the main problem that I have is that when I go to a designer counter, and start sniffing, they all smell the same. Clean citrus and white musk. I have tried and reviewed almost 600...
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    Re: Creed prices

    No matter the fragrance, it almost never costs more than $10 for the actual juice. Most of the time it is less than $5. The cost is supply/demand. You hear stories of people going to a club to...
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    Re: What I did in the 80s.

    Was it the plastic mats infused with fragrance that lie over Urinal drains? They became more used in the USA than the pink "Urinal cakes" that used to festoon them. As an aside, there is a certain...
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    [CONUS] Re: Sample lot swap

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    Re: Arabian Oud Company

    My wife and I usually go Christmas shopping in NYC in the autumn, It is on my list of "Must go to" places this year.
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    Re: Arabian Oud Company

    I was afraid of that. Murphy's Law of fragrances: Out of 100 samples you have, the only one you find incredibly irresistible is the only one that is discontinued, hard-to-find, and not being sold on...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud vs Spice and wood

    Reading all of the praise for Spice &Wood, I realize I've never tried it. I need to get a sample��
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    I reposted the comment b/c it was completely ignored the first time. It is an honest question, what am I missing? Far from being "One of the most respected fragrances" it only has 17 reviews on BN...
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    No offense taken. I've always respected you and your posts. It did get me thinking and the introspection was helpful!
  65. Re: What frags do you enjoy from houses that are their less popular offerings?

    Hednic, is Aoud Pur Oriental the same frag as "Original Aoud"? I tried some time back to buy it and saw a thread here on BN that stated that a Montale SA told the member that it was a rename of...
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    Do you all really enjoy Baccarat that much?? Aside from the fancy bottle, etc. The juice smells like something a 14 year old girl would wear. Sweet, cotton-candy like. My wife asked if it was a...
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    Fragrance Du Bois has exquisite bottles. Also a fine-crafted web page.
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    I think I do it b/c as I said above, I have to learn to get my father 'out of my head'. I love a hobby that has some insane prices sometimes. I feel buyer's remorse over every bottle that I buy. I...
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    That is great sentiment. I sometimes feel guilty buying expensive fragrances. My wife and I are very comfortable, and I could afford to buy any fragrance I wanted, but I stil battle the voice of my...
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    Ahhh....thanks for clearing it up! Like I said, Too "teeny-bopper" smelling for me. Sweet candy floss note I guess. I do like baccarat crystal though :vrolijk_1:
    I always wanted to try Fragrance...
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    $4000 for Baccarat Rouge? What am I missing? I had the chance to buy it a few months ago for around $200. Didn't like it, smelled like it should be sold in a "Hello Kitty" bottle. Target audience...
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    Re: $500 bottle of fragrance

    That brings up a good point. Only frags that you've paid $500 for are what I'm asking. I own many that retail over $200/bottle but didn't pay that for them.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    What part of "It smells good" is confusing? I've not made a single criticism of the fragrance. I've NEVER questioned it's quality or it's pleasantness. I've stated multiple times that it smells...
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    $500 bottle of fragrance

    I've been following with amusement the Creed Viking thread and began wondering "What fragrance would I pay $500/100ml bottle for? I've paid $600/30ml Amouage Tribute Attar. That is the only frag I...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    You're right. The price someone would pay is only related to how badly they want it. I've not disparaged it, it smells 'nice'... only making a prediction that there is nothing about it to make sales...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    This sums up my view. It does smell good, but it is no home run. Its quality is on par with designer fragrances. It is is safe and smells good, but it is a $40 frag. There is a story by Chandler...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Smells nothing like RO Not as strong, longevity/projection average for Creed frags.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Agree.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    We agree then. I misinterpreted your enthusiasm to mean that it was a home-run like Aventus, and going to sell on the same level. I think both of us agree it will not. It is a good fragrance, even...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the frag is poor, not at all, it smells good.but it is no Aventus, that was a once-in-a lifetime product for a company. Like Chanel no 5 or Acqua di Gio. Are you...
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    Re: House of Patou

    Yea, I barely smelled it...wish it would have been a tad more animalic.
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    Re: House of Patou

    The "Perfect" use of civet can't be smelled. It compliments the floral notes. A bit more and it would be unbalanced to the "animalic" side. Joy is not unbalanced, therefore the civet isn't obvious
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    It took many "edits" for it to sound balanced and unbiased. I truly like this company and SOME of their offerings. I do wonder how many $500 bottles they expect to sell...BN is but a microcosom of...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Reading through this thread, the hype has raised to a fever pitch. People are dreaming about a fragrance! There is a rush to shell out what most of us realize is a large amount of money. I love...
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    Re: House of Patou

    Joy is the only thing I've smelled from this house. Thumbs up b/c it is a classic. It is a powdery aldehyde. I'm not sure that it stands out in the field, I do get a bit of civet but I would have...
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    Re: WANTED: Montale samples/small decants

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    Re: Trouble getting rid of fragrances?

    I've bought large bottles then after awhile, realized that I wouldn't wear it often enough to warrant keeping the whole bottle. I decant out maybe 20mls, and post it for sale here or on Ebay. I've...
  88. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    We people who suffer from nostalgia deal with this issue every day. Looking back on the "good ol' days" always seem better than they were. I tend to forget or gloss over the bad, and remember the...
  89. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Fair enough. And my saving grace that protects me from pulling my hair out when people believe things without proof, is that they only hurt themselves. The people who pay huge premiums for a batch...
  90. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    cover everything on both sides except square a and b with your hands. The squares that are different shades have lines where they butt up against the two grey lines. The A and B and any other...
  91. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Even when shown that they are the exact same color/shade/brightness, people STILL refuse to believe it...LOL that is a great illusion. Believing it or not. Your belief doesn't make it true. The...
  92. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    double post
  93. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Illusion - noun "Something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality."
    Illusions by definition can't be proven true.
    I have no idea what you mean by the belief that the...
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    [CONUS] Re: SWAP Full unopened bottle of Chergui, HUGE NUMBER OF NICHE SAMPLES

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  95. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    I found the oud that was in it was of the "urinal cake" variety, sharp and medicinal. I also didn't like the citronella...always reminds me of chasing mosquitoes away while camping.
  96. Re: Ex Idolo Thirty-Three or Montale Black Aoud

    The only By Kilian's Ouds I've tried were Pure Oud and Amber Oud...Found them boring and no oud so I haven't persued the other Ouds by By Kilian. Maybe I'll have to get a sample of Rose Oud...
  97. Ex Idolo Thirty-Three or Montale Black Aoud

    I've owned both, and love both. Those with a preference, which do you prefer Black Aoud by Montale, or Thirty-Three by Ex Idolo. They smell similar, Dark aoud and Rose.
  98. Re: Let's talk about Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    I've worn it several times in the past month since I got the decant. There is something about it that draws me in. It is the strangest thing. I just keep wanting to sniff my coller when I wear it. ...
  99. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Trouble is with the "over-sprayers" laughing, and bragging about 6 spritzes of Amouages and Creeds, 8 spritzes of Havane, A*Men, and Uomo, etc. People cough/gasp, and complain. Couple that with the...
  100. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Part of it is location. I suspect you wouldn't see nearly the same thing if you traveled north to the more "libertarian" states of Wyoming and Montana...
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