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  1. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Getting mad at Creed for offering a scent that is $1300 is exactly like getting mad at Mercedes because they sell the SLS sports car ($250,000) in addition to their $50,000 E-class.

    are you...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    TOM FORD - Urban Musk

    i like teh stinky
  3. Re: L'Artisan Havana Vanille, M. Micallef Note Vanillee, or Tauer Lddm?

    I've only tried Havana Vanille and Micallef and found Havana to be far better. haven't smelled Tauer yet.
  4. Re: Summer scents - Kenzo Homme or Bvlgari Aqua? Help me please...

    Kenzo pour Homme
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    I merely was amazed that you think a company like Creed (or Guerlain or Amouage) should start doing magazine strips. That's all. In response, I got a cheeky and uppity "i have 8000 posts and have...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    I agree with you, but look at the other side of the coin...

    It's fine to say that you don't like a Creed fragrance, or criticize them for normal reasons. but no other house inspires NEARLY the...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    but I have 125 posts. you only have 99. that makes my opinion 26% better than yours.
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    then that makes your suggestion that a luxury niche company like Creed should start doing freaking magazine test-strips all the more baffling and unfortunate.
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    Re: Creed's refillable leather-bound atomisers

    I gave a flacon bottle of the new Royale Exclusive "White Flowers" to my wife a couple weeks ago, along with a white leather atomizer. She thought the atomizer was amazingly beautiful, and the (very...
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    Re: Keeping Creed flacons fresh

    as Martin said, definitely don't open it until you are ready to start "withdrawing" (using it). keep it sealed and in the box as the day you got it. keep it in a fridge if possible. it will last. ...
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    Re: Creed's refillable leather-bound atomisers

    i own about 8 of them. they are positively bomb-proof. expensive as hell, but extremely reliable. no spillage, leakage, or nuthin.

    literally, i would wager that an 18-wheeler could run over...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    Stop being rational and logical, SylinLA. Better to just hate on people when you aren't given product for free when you demand it.

    ... Then boycott buying Royal Oud and Original Cologne and...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    you're joking, right? Creed?!? On an ad-strip in Details magazine, next to Ralph Lauren 1-4 and Azzarro Chrome? I THINK NOT.

    if you haven't noticed, Creed doesn't advertise. they go by...
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    Re: Please recommend me a cologne

    YSL L'Homme
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    not being mean here, but you are the one losing out, not them. they will be fiiiiiiine.

    you have to think about it on their terms... there ARE people who would take massive advantage of this if...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    not that it's necessarily an excuse, but Creed is nowhere near the size of operation as Guerlain.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldsjz0PFKc1qbozzn.gif
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    Re: Favourite white shirt scent?

    Tabarome Millesime - starchy, clean, and austere... just like a white dress shirt.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    Orange Spice
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    Re: Whats Your Signiture?

    CREED Aventus
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    Re: Reviving Millesime Imperial top notes?

    +1. sounds like you got a brand spankin new MI. give it some time to bloom.

    and DON'T mix it with Aventus. I tried that. Not good.
  22. Re: Fragrance to wear with a leather jacket (tough guy image) ?

    TUSCAN LEATHER - Tom Ford
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 07 2011

    http://www.creedboutique.com/139-284-large/original-cologne.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance for hot Italian Summer

    i think Essenza would work better. Assoluta to me is too overbearing for a hot atmosphere..
  25. Re: What's your favourite fragrance/what do you drive?

    CREED / Toyota Prius
  26. Re: Creed's Royales Exclusives available soon in smaller sizes?

    Redneck... Royal Oud is not a Royale Exclusive, and is only available (for now) in the 75ml size.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Keith Urban Phoenix

    OMG I heart KeItH UrBaN lolzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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    Re: Creed Aventus or Montale Red Vetyver

    Aventus is 100x better quality fragrance. It smells better too.
  29. Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    Guerlain is also built on the back of an extreme racist bigot. a proud one at that.

    Oh yeah, but Creed's the bad guy... lol...
  30. Re: To me Creed Silver Mountain Water smells like a very metallic mixture of wine and tea - where wo

    i brought my bottle of SMW to the beach for the first time and found out it works exceptionally well there. (going back to the "where to wear" question)
  31. Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    i wonder how Topsail is enjoying his after-shave...
  32. Re: Creed Sublime Vanille and Creed's Limited Edition Pricing

    I'm still waiting for your answer, HDS1963.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Funniest line ever.. Lol!!!
  34. Re: Sennheiser - Listening to perfume (Perfume and music)

    Very interesting. Thx for posting
  35. Poll: Re: If you were to own (or buy) ONE bottle of CREED what would it be?

    not that it's their best fragrance (because it's not), but i'd actually go with Aventus. so versatile, so well liked, and smells so good. it's amazing how i never get tired of this scent.
  36. Re: Creed Sublime Vanille and Creed's Limited Edition Pricing

    Seriously, HDS1963, why is it that you and Mazeltroll HAVE to come into threads about Creed (a company which you both hate) and insist on bashing them? I am honestly so curious as to why you two are...
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    Re: Which Creed has the best sillage/longevity?

    nailed it.
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    Re: Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford

    i want the oil but my local NM still doesn't have it. the lotion is nice tho
  39. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    never would have predicted that, after the last 250th Anniv thread went so well. <insert /sarcasm>
  40. Re: Creed Sublime Vanille and Creed's Limited Edition Pricing

    barclaydetolly,

    in this video (0:23), you see a couple of 75ml bottles of Sublime Vanille and Spice & Wood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv_TO3lDiqI

    This video was shot at a fragrance...
  41. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    I think this whole thread comes down to two things:

    1 - those who can afford CREED's 250th Anniversary fragrance

    and

    2 - those who can't.
  42. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    easy tiger...

    the info comes from the Creed Boutique in NYC, in my last conversation with them. is that cool with you? let me know...
  43. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    i don't agree. i have sampled, and continue to sample, almost every other "great house" since I found Creed, and all of them come up short. Creed isn't the "gateway" house, it's the pinnacle (to me...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood.

    +1

    i have both. I like Tuscan Leather more but that's because I like leather a little more than i like oud. If you like our more than leather, then go with Oud Wood!

    preferably go with...
  45. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Jazznpool, latest word is that it is indeed UNISEX. Not feminine. This makes sense. I expect this to transcend a lot of categories.
  46. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    i can't wait!
  47. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    really that good.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    oh okay so what you said is just a random guess. got it.
  49. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    aw man you're just awesome huh. girls know it. now we do.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    haha... no. my first bottle was a 4.0oz back in July of 2010. I used about half of it, then got a flacon just because I wanted one. I was recently given another 4.0oz of Aventus by.... well,...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    not only that, but he has access INSIDE the facility, which is one of the most secretive in the world, and has detailed knowledge of their production equipment and capital.

    i do believe there's a...
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    Re: Are You A Fragrance Snob?

    so according to pluran, the very true, age-old saying "you get what you pay for" doesn't apply to fragrance? it applies to everything else (for the most part, yes there are always exceptions), but...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    i apologize. it wasn't my intention to insult. i hereby retract anything along those lines.

    it just seems like what happened to Joy happens to everyone with this scent....

    Impossibly huge...
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    Re: Are You A Fragrance Snob?

    considering the fact that i've never bought any fragrance with a two-digit price tag, then yea i'd probably be labeled as such.

    but whatever. gotta pay to play. i hate cheap/designer cologne...
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    Re: Favourite House/line?

    Creed
  56. Re: Is There Such Thing As A Manly Floral Scent ?

    yes. Lyric Man definitely. VERY floral, and just barely tips to the "masculine" side of the spectrum. barely.
  57. Re: What's your favorite citrus cologne and why?

    Creed Bois de Cedrat - best lemon top note there is. terrible longevity

    Acqua di Parma Colonia - best all around citrus

    Hermes d'Orange Verte - second best all around citrus
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I rest my case.

    This thread is nothing but a rehash of this same experience x1,000. Please people, relax and live with the fragrance for a little while before you needlessly and ignorantly spout...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    This is simply not true.

    I've had 3 Aventus's now. On opening day last summer (E01), a flacon in the winter (J01), and a bottle a couple months ago (K03).

    Guess what... they are ALL THE...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Recommendations?

    Black Violet. severely underrated.
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    Re: Bois du Portugal....is it too early??

    i used to think the way you do, but eventually i got over it. why? because it smells so awesome, that you should wear it for your own enjoyment and not care what others think.

    and whoever said...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    i just tried this and i see what you're saying. not overwhelming Windsor, but some slight note there i see. amazingly, these two work together beautifully. i'm going to try a full spray to the...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    Royal Oud's longevity is not that great. certainly not in the Bois de Portugal category. It's not terrible, either, but it's pretty much gone after about 4hrs. reapplication is definitely...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 25, 2011

    Green irish tweed
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    all the male ones. Only ones I don't have but want are Bayhrum Vetiver and Verveinne Narcisse.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    i know i'll be crucified for this, but here goes...

    i need a fishbowl lens, a few got cut off on the sides.
    http://i53.tinypic.com/6glens.jpg

    backup flacons of Windsor, Cypres Musc, Vintage...
  67. Re: Help me understand the hype about Millesime Imperial

    sounds like another undercover Bond employee.
  68. Re: Basenote Male Fragrance with most positive reviews ( and less negative)!

    Vintage Tabarome

    49 positive
    3 neutral
    2 negative
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 23 July 2011

    http://www.creedboutique.com/139-285-thickbox/original-cologne.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    went to Sunglass Hut to buy, uh, sunglasses. HOT 23-yo-ish blond girl working there. after I decide on a pair and purchase, I was about to leave...

    her: hey, by the way, what cologne are you...
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    went to Sunglass Hut to buy, uh, sunglasses. HOT 23-yo-ish blond working there. after I decide on a pair and purchase, I was about to leave...

    her: hey, by the way, what cologne are you...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    dude....
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    so you've done a little bit of an about-face on this? i remember you saying you were drawn to OC over Royal Oud at first.

    I think OC (sprayed, not dabbed) is possibly the most refreshing...
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    Re: Your favourite fragrance ATM?

    currently infatuated with Creed Original Cologne
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    i was just kidding man... i extend the invitation to "chill out" right back at ya..

    though i will post a pic of my collection. been wanting to do that for a while now.
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    okay, to further quell your paranoia about me (and others apparently), I'll post a picture of my collection very soon. want me to put a card next to it in the frame that says "suck it, Zizaniodes"??...
  77. Re: To me Creed Silver Mountain Water smells like a very metallic mixture of wine and tea - where wo

    sweet! welcome aboard. we are a small and battered bunch. :-(

    BTW - Silver Mountain Water on a woman is sexy. as. hell. I make my wife wear it so I can attack her! She doesn't mind... she...
  78. Re: To me Creed Silver Mountain Water smells like a very metallic mixture of wine and tea - where wo

    i agree. great scent... hard to position.

    i think chillin around the house works. just enjoy it yourself.
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    Clearly you are not who you say you are. By supporting, complimenting, wearing, and being a fan of Creed scents, you are actually a paid shill sent here by Olivier Creed to secretly and covertly...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances in your house?

    that actually makes you the opposite of vain.

    vain would be those who only wear fragrances to draw attention to themselves in public, IMO.
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances in your house?

    yea this question really defines why one wears fragrance.

    for those who think it's a "waste" to wear frags at home, then clearly you only use fragrance as a way of getting attention from others...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    In my opinion, the paranoia over Creed planting social-media guerilla-style marketers on this website is... how should I put it... oh yeah - completely ridiculous. Creed is a very small company. ...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    i would caution against comparing Aventus from a spray bottle to Aventus by dabbing on a sample. the atomizing of the fragrance makes a HUGE difference in how it behaves. dabbing Aventus on, it is...
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    Re: Royal Oud or Bois Du Portugal

    this.
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi...Unisex?

    Martin, just received my Jardin d'Amalfi. here are my thoughts:

    1 - it is absolutely stunning. Redneck Perfumisto described White Flowers something like "unsettlingly perfect". I would say the...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    if you're referring to me... long time reader, recent joiner. long time Creed fan, as well as many other houses, primarily Tom Ford, Frederic Malle, and Serge Lutens.

    i find it amusing that...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    From what I have ascertained, they have only truly discontinued one fragrance due to the inability to source materials: Vintage Tabarome.

    The others have been shelved, probably not discontinued....
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    but you are speaking as a fragrance-obsessed hobbyist with 4,291 posts on an internet forum about cologne!!!

    you neglect the tiny detail that the older, grey-cap bottles DON'T SELL. And herein...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    here's my take on why Creed is so controversial.

    Creed takes the very traditional view that their clients use ONLY their scents. They create fragrances with the mindset that you won't buy just...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    i would have said "nah, it's okay but nothing special".
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    +1.

    +1,000 actually
  92. Re: Any gentleman in here willing to admit that their love of fragrane has put them on the road

    haha... i thought your title was going to be followed with "the road to financial ruin".

    i'll take dandyism anyway!
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blends

    your next should be Tuscan Leather. however, BLACK VIOLET is hiiiiighly underrated.
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    Looks like Postumo will take the lead in bringing down the Creed house in this thread, in Mazeltov and Wild Thingy's absence.

    as I said Blowe46, it's not merely enough for those who aren't fans...
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    Re: Creed has discontinued the wrong fragrances

    in the case of Vintage Tabarome, i truly don't think we'll ever see that again. with the new IRFA restrictions, it's just not possible without seriously bastardizing it. makes me wonder how much...
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    Re: Creed's roll on samples?

    it's not from Creed directly, no, they don't do roll on samples like that.

    that said, it could be Windsor, but that would depend on the trustworthiness of whoever made that and sold it to you. ...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    Received my bottle from the Creed Boutique (online) just now. and my suspicions are confirmed... just as with Aventus, this fragrance is 100% better/different when SPRAYED from a bottle than from...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    Blowe46, I agree with you 100%. I've tried every niche house, actively searching for something to top Creed. Nothing does.

    Careful though, you are not allowed to like Creed in the Basenotes...
  99. Re: 20th Wedding Anniversary Scent - I need to get one in Charleston, SC

    get her Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    double post -- sorry
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