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  1. Re: Are they faking Thierry Mugler Pure Malt??

    Fake testers = Less effort on replicating the box plus most come topless so thats another saving along with a lot of people thinking like you do.
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    Re: Best Parfums de Marly???

    Been looking into this house a bit more after the wonderful Herod, what else is good as they have a huge range.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Alright Duke, the horse is dead. No need to beat it any further, now ya'll know why I placed him on the ignore list which will hopefully live up to its name some day.

    Can we please get back to...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    http://www.andpop.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/OGFelicia.gif
  5. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake - L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Or Encens!

    Cant even keep up with these new flankers they keep churning out alongside their regular flankers.

    Look for me, lost in the whirlwind...
  6. Re: [UK] TOAK - Incensed ft Ferragamo Incense Suede, Valentino Noir Absolu, Fahrenheit Absolute + Vi

    I've got a spare allocation from the Coffee TOAK here in case anyone missed out and wants to dive in, PM me. With no further ado, I present the latest TOAK:


    https://i.imgur.com/tMWkGVV.png
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Not at all, I can and do happily ignore the nonsense that prattles forth from said jester but as our mod pointed out, the quote feature remains oblivious and thus my eyes are selectively offended by...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    :lolk: Looks like BNs very own court jester is back at it again!

    I swear, this ignore feature is useless...
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    Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    So much hate! Its palpable in here. Why do you naysayers decry this offering so much? Popularity? Composition? The house? Something else?

    To me its nothing amazing but does smell quite nice, is...
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    Re: Any new noreable Aventus clones?

    More info please. This one has me intrigued to try as well because it seems to be aventus sans pineapple and this would layer really well with the current fruit bowls. What do you make of the scent...
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    Re: are turtlenecks "ok" for men?

    https://i.imgur.com/spld5Qc.jpg

    Best recognize foo!
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    Re: are turtlenecks "ok" for men?

    Personally I don’t think it’s ever okay for anyone to wear a hat and beard.
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    Re: Best Orange Fragrance

    I'd like a niche version of Clinique Happy, as artificial as it smells it sure is fun.
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    Re: NEW: La Martina - Maserati Pure Code!

    Look forward to your thoughts on this one.
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    Re: NEW: Acqua Di Gio Profumo Special Blend

    Nice one, think I may like this one too.
    Essenza is the star of the show for me with Profumo in a far distant second and I feel the original should travel far behind, you know like with Noah's ark,...
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    Re: NEW: La Martina - Maserati Pure Code!

    Me likes!

    Will you be partaking in this one hednic?

    Here's hoping it comes to these shores as the distribution of these frags is spotty at best.
  17. "I know you, Terry right?" "Terre d'Hermes." "Yeah, yeah, Terry The Hermit, I remember you...."

    http://media.hermes.com/media/wysiwyg/Prehome/Fragrances/tdh.jpg

    My gosh it has been a while!

    Remember this old fella? Well back in his days he was quite the panty dropper before that phrase...
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    Re: Any new noreable Aventus clones?

    Save your money. They're all crap, just some more than others.
  19. Re: Controversial opinion, but is anyone else sick to death of smelling Aventus everywhere they go?

    Here you go, this should tide you over:

    https://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/57c33b6b0c081.gif
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    Re: Quick Creed question

    Appraisals is thataway:

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/284-Perfume-Appraisals
  21. Re: Controversial opinion, but is anyone else sick to death of smelling Aventus everywhere they go?

    What would life, or even a discussion board, be without disagreement? But, rather than beat the horse of spirited conversation so it becomes a beleaguered mule of ill will I'll dip out at this...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    https://img.memecdn.com/winrar-hacker_o_1856155.jpg
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    Re: Can anyone explain this?

    Interesting, good work Columbo!
  24. Re: In your view - Which female marketed Creeds could be classed as unisex?

    I had a feeling that was the case, thanks for clarifying.
  25. What was the scent that got you into this hobby?

    Everyone remembers their first, even if it was Brut!

    What was it, way back when, that made you decide that dousing yourself in water of the toilet was the way to go in those simpler innocent days...
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    Re: Has O Polge been a failure for Chanel?

    A 1 good fragrance for every 20 releases kind of guy for me.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Running pretty good at the moment. They must've doubled up the resources available for the server :D

    http://machines.blanchard.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/images/hamster.gif
  28. Re: Controversial opinion, but is anyone else sick to death of smelling Aventus everywhere they go?

    Yelp! My condescension meter just melted :p

    Whilst your comment is mildly insulting to the very nature and spirit of this subforum where folks with twitchy nostrils seek out the minutest of...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Guys, I think I should let you in on a secret. Its one weird little trick that improves your Basenotes experience immeasurably, you ready?

    https://i.imgur.com/8EJE1Vn.png

    T****s hate him....
  30. Re: Controversial opinion, but is anyone else sick to death of smelling Aventus everywhere they go?

    Yes. Which is why I always layer it with something to create my own flex as it's becoming quite commonplace which is a shame as no one wants to smell like the next girls ex.
  31. Re: In your view - Which female marketed Creeds could be classed as unisex?

    I had no idea Jardin D'Amalfi was a female Creed, always thought it was unisex as it certainly smells that way. Such an amazing scent.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Slo mo has kicketh in yo!
  33. Re: In your view - Which female marketed Creeds could be classed as unisex?

    Its quite nice and definitely sticks closer to the Aventus blueprint than the womens flanker did. I think its a terrible name for the scent though as there is no oud in it plus I thought the...
  34. Re: In your view - Which female marketed Creeds could be classed as unisex?

    Royal Princess Oud is what Aventus For Her should've been and I feel it would've been a much bigger hit with that name as it has much more in common with it than the Ambrox OD that we got instead.
  35. Re: [UK] Creed - Viking 50ml for £60 delivered or 20ml for £26...

    New Haarlem all day in that case, still my favourite coffee based scent although its much more gourmand with it as it brings the pancakes and syrup along with the java. Great juice.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Cheap Vikings all over the market in 3... 2... 1...
  37. Re: [UK] TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded ft. Tabac Rouge, PdM Herod, Franck Boclet + Viking and the ot

    Sebastine smells cheap and was fleeting, Ava Luxe was way too expensive for what it was and CSP I couldn't sample.

    One I really did want to track down and add was Coffee Man Paradiso by O...
  38. Re: [UK] TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded ft. Tabac Rouge, PdM Herod, Franck Boclet + Viking and the ot

    Price drop on Creed - Viking Bottle 3, now 50ml £60/20ml £26 as my regular supplier just got it in stock so the savings can kick in.

    Creed - Aventus For Her is now available in 20ml for £31...
  39. Re: I Own Dior Homme Intense & Valentino Uomo Intense.....Is Dior Homme A Redundant Purchase??

    Nope, as its nothing like the other two as its structure and vibe are totally different.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud strength

    Glad you like it bud, its an impressive scent. Fully agree about its vibe although to me it has a classy slash experienced vibe that beams both competence and understated confidence in one fell swoop...
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    Re: Subzero temperature fragrances?

    LIDGE really comes to life in crisp cold weather as it becomes so much more dynamic with a load of note separation that allows the nuances of the accords to pop.
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    Re: Fahrenheit afficondos need your help

    Sprayer is not original but a replacement from a different bottle. Hence why it doesn't fit and looks off.
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    Re: Fahrenheit afficondos need your help

    Its old due to the Christian Dior logo at the bottom, I'd guess second formula from 2002. Whats the batch code?
  44. Re: [UK] TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded ft. Tabac Rouge, PdM Herod, Franck Boclet + Viking and the ot

    OK, now thats perplexing as the only option it could be then is Mugler Pure Malt as thats foody but definitely not light as it hits like a freight train. C'est un mystere!
  45. Re: [UK] TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded ft. Tabac Rouge, PdM Herod, Franck Boclet + Viking and the ot

    Actually, thinking about it now it may have been Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu for some of you. If it smells like a sexy waxy Iris with incense it's the Valentino and if it smells like the mids of La...
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    Re: Smoky Fragrances

    Nothing even comes close. Believe me I've looked as I missed that smoky vibe too.
  47. Re: [UK] TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded ft. Tabac Rouge, PdM Herod, Franck Boclet + Viking and the ot

    Thanks for the updates folks, hope you enjoy your fragrances.



    Correct, that was the last of the Riflesso.
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    Entirely too much sense in this post compared to the hysterical hyperbole and misinformation that has came before. Don't you know that reformulations are all in your head and the lovely fragrance...
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    Re: Fahrenheit EDT

    Not at all but you're free to believe whatever you believe.
  50. Re: I Want To Get On The Tobacco Train........Help Me Out Guy's!

    I did bud, was one of the first I tracked down. Secured a vintage and everything and I enjoyed the tobacco part but didn't like the rest. One day in the future there will hopefully be a gadget that...
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    Re: Fahrenheit EDT

    I was referring to the fact that you seem to be having this longevity issue again and again. For me three sprays on any formula lasts all day, the EDP even moreso.
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    Re: Fahrenheit EDT

    Damn homie, you're having no luck at all eh?
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    Re: Herod...number of sprays

    I hope not as this used to be a 4 sprays and you're set all day scent. I've got a bottle coming for the splits this week and I do believe I have an older sample too so I'll compare them and update.
  54. Re: I Want To Get On The Tobacco Train........Help Me Out Guy's!

    Tried a zillion sweet tobacco scents a couple of years ago when I was sampling for the Three Of A Kind split and the standouts were:

    Phaedon - Tabac Rouge heavy on the honey and wonderfully spicy....
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    Re: Creed Viking - It's true purpose?

    That was one of the greatest and most elegant scams ever perpetrated upon a populace, engineered as it was from the jump to remove the old formula sugar cane Coke from the shelves, replace it with an...
  56. Free Daniel Josier Discovery Set With Any Order

    Did anyone else get this promo email from Daniel Josier?

    https://i.imgur.com/AfOLLEC.jpg

    Can't see any mention of the offer on the website and oddly it appears they've removed the £30 6 pack...
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    Re: Creed Viking - It's true purpose?

    It was a fragrance they had to get out of the way so they could make Aventus 2.0 in a few years. In the interim it will bring them lots of money and allow them to check who can smell the emporers new...
  58. Re: Does aventus really have smoke in it? What kind of smoke?

    It used to. Loads and loads of it.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Ah yes, vintage basenotes. Before it was reformulated into a shell of its former self! ;)
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    Re: Sadly reformulated Niche perfumes

    This x 1000.

    The reform of this scent totally changed its character, taking it away from a deep, complex woody, patchouli and oakmoss scent with some sprinkles of pineapple, blackcurrant and...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Yep yep. Crisis averted, back at full speed now Captain.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i3zrzyLOCw
  62. Re: Sterling Perfums ARMAF Club De Nuit Series Launches Latest Sensation

    Reviews are online:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3XWUyPdcIc

    Cliffs: Spearmint opening ala Mr Burberry and Pure Energy, spicy cardamom in the top like La Nuit with grapefruit thrown in....
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    Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Are we on a go slow? Making a statement about the hectic pace of life and how the internet exacerbates our inherent need for all/now or just good old fashioned server issues? Whatever it is its...
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    Re: Do all vetiver fragerances smell the same?

    No not at all. At least the good ones don't.

    Try Sycomore EDT as that's the best of the best for me and then work your way down.
  65. Re: I have been sleeping on Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense

    Have added this to the splits purely based on this lovefest as its been eons since I inhaled anything by Givenchy and had completely overlooked this Gentlemen range. And other goodies from the...
  66. Re: [UK] TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded ft. Tabac Rouge, PdM Herod, Franck Boclet + Viking and the ot

    Reloaded another Creed - Viking Bottle 3 50ml £72/20ml £31, changed the allocation size on Prada - L'Homme EDP 20ml £17, added Dior - Eau Sauvage EDT 30ml £25 as requested along with Givenchy -...
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    Re: Best Sexy beast mode fragrance?

    Didn't you just get banned?

    *insert One Million and Le Male recommendation*
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    Re: Scents that envelop you

    Most recently its been Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu as it literally feels like its wafting off your skin all through its performance with its ebb and flow of accords that shift and rearrange as time...
  69. Re: Carphone Warehouse launch promotional fragrance: ‘Unboxed’

    Yup, thats what put me off. Nu_Be Oxygen however does have that new Mac smell in spades:
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    Re: Jaguar Innovation - Mhmmm

    Thank you, I do quite enjoy this one and for its price its quite a decent scent. Agree with its performance, quiet yet persistent so great for times when foghorns just won't do. 10 new members will...
  71. Re: Any member here that likes (hates) 1 Million and has 2008-2010 bottles?

    Are you single handedly trying to start a One Million Subforum as your continual post whoring about it is getting tiresome.
  72. Re: Carphone Warehouse launch promotional fragrance: ‘Unboxed’

    Please report back, new electronics smell so dope so it will be interesting to see if they nail that vibe but I suspects not Terrel, I suspects not.
  73. Re: Are they faking Thierry Mugler Pure Malt??

    Looks real to me, even got those chalky fingerprint marks on that all Muglers have. Does the batch code on the box match the one stamped on the bottom of the bottle? One interesting thing to note is...
  74. Re: [UK] TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded ft. Tabac Rouge, PdM Herod, Franck Boclet + Viking and the ot

    New additions:

    Xerjoff - 1861 Renaissance 20ml £42/10ml £24
    XJ 1861 Renaissance provides a luminous bouquet of aromas enchanting us with freshness of citrusy presence of tangerine, Calabrian...
  75. Re: I Think I Have Become Addicted To The Smell Of Iris!!

    Yep, Harrods exclusive. Picked it up for the splits a while back and was quite impressed, my review:



    Need to dig it back out for a full wearing so thanks for reminding me about this one...
  76. Re: I Think I Have Become Addicted To The Smell Of Iris!!

    The new Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu is worth a sniff. Waxy Iris and incense do their thing for ages and ages off my skin.
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    Re: Most counterfeited fragrances on ebay?

    Not a surprise, most eBayers don't know their arse from their elbow, hence why its jam full of snides in the happy happy joy joy race to the bottom that it has become.
  78. Re: [UK] TOAK - Amberlamps ft. Ambre Noir, Isabey L'ambre de Carthage & Franck Boclet Amber + Viking

    https://i.imgur.com/Ehdk3fj.png
    TOAK - Sweet Tobacco Reloaded 30ml £45/15ml £25
    Tis the season to be sweetening up the old baccy and so I’ve bought this triple OG TOAK back out of retirement for...
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    Re: CREED Unicorn found.

    Not the first batch but close, great score. Would be interesting to see if the frag has changed during its journey if you can get a modern batch sample and do a side by side?
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    Re: Strange Fahrenheit?

    From what was said on these here boards the latest bang up to date release is supposed to hark back to the glory days quite well and perform admirably.
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    Patreonizing.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I'd be interested to hear what you make of Jazz once you've done a side by side.

    For me its disappointing that Creed would even attempt to follow up Aventus with something like this which, aside...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    And there we have it, thanks for that Derbyman and SMH at Creed for repackaging Jazz with a menthol lick for a ridiculous price.

    http://i.imgur.com/tcs1EOZ.gif

    Although now I really want to...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    Recently ran a split on Reflection and it was the first time I'd inhaled it but from a quick spray during decanting I was blown away as this stuff was superduper strong.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Thanks for clarifying, a lot of those scents were before my "active" fraghead time and thus I'd inhaled them passively off adults around and about during that era. Anyone else?

    Shows how evocative...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    BTW I'm trying to figure out which fairly common/cheap late 80s/early 90s scent Viking reminds me of and YSL - Jazz with its black and white bottle design keeps on popping into my mind even though I...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Its doesn't. I bathed in it the other day and it still fizzles out fairly quickly and unlike Avenus olfactory fatigue isn't the culprit here as the scent doesn't do that well on my skin compared to...
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    Re: Not getting PM notifications

    Yes, why is BN on a spam list in the first place? Is it due to not having a correct reverse DNS/PTR record being setup as that would get it automatically picked up as the domain ins't logged on any...
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    Re: Best from Kenzo?

    Power Cologne - Wow! If ever there were a scent that was the epitome of moreish then Power Cologne be thy name. Truly a wonder as the verbana and tolu interplay that defines the scent is a...
  90. Re: [UK] TOAK - Amberlamps ft. Ambre Noir, Isabey L'ambre de Carthage & Franck Boclet Amber + Viking

    No issues on my end bud but if anyone else isn't getting PM notification emails then please drop by this thread as the vast majority of folks seem to have no issues so its a tad perplexing why it...
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    Not getting PM notifications

    Loads of members have said they haven't received PM notifications over the past month and its a tad inconvenient when running splits. Any ideas why this is happening? I've asked them to check their...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    *pulls string*

    "From father to son since 1760"

    *pulls string*

    "Made using only the finest natural ingredients"

    *pulls string*
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    :D nicely done. Here's hoping it's enough to silence the clowns bleating and field full of straw men but I have a feeling our temporarily resident troll is a bit dense and that may just not get...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage killed Creed Aventus

    ITT: People who believe Youtube is "real".
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    So true! But then I've never been one to shying away from calling a spade a spade or a hit a hit and this ain't it. If you like it then cool, enjoy the juice but if on the other hand if this release...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Man this release is wack.

    I've worn it for a few days now and I can't even sell it to myself, as hard as I tried. Its just an old man scent at rich man prices. Creed are selling y'all the...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Could it be that they introject the perceived glory of their brand du jour into a milieu with their own low self esteem and thus any slight on marque in question is interpreted as a slight upon self...
  98. Re: [UK] TOAK - Amberlamps ft. Ambre Noir, Isabey L'ambre de Carthage & Franck Boclet Amber + Viking

    I think its something from the 80s and 90s that was before my time and yet also fairly popular over here in the UK as its got that "tucked away in the back of your mind" familiarity and a few folks...
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    Re: anyone try velvet exotic leather by DG?

    Boh! I was hoping it would be a bit stronger especially considering the outlay. I've already bought Riflesso and its quite decent but missing that cardamom vibe that makes the original so good....
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    Poll: Re: I'm done with Creed

    You know the rules:

    If you like it, buy one. Really like it? Then buy a few, for as sure as waters wet and skies are blue they won't smell the same when you renew.
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