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    Re: D&G The One EDP Performance.

    sounds like the OP wants a monster beast mode scent and this is far from it. maybe i could recommend searching youtube for best beast mode designer lists?
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    Re: D&G The One EDP Performance.

    not the fragrance for you.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Polo Red Extreme

    if you want coffee then Akro's Awake has you covered. Follow is great but I find it a bit too earthy, like damp soil or dirt along with the coffee.
  4. Re: Upcoming Parfums de Marly release - Sutton (Fresh/Fruity)

    as said in the other thread a while back, hotel & flight expenses would be my best guess. not direct payment but a fair chunk of change regardless. you scratch my back i scratch yours type of deal...
  5. Re: Upcoming Parfums de Marly release - Sutton (Fresh/Fruity)

    I feel the whole appeal of Creed is how fresh and well blended their house DNA is. synthetic but retaining a natural vibe while not being overwhelming. they tread a thin line skillfully which...
  6. Re: Hows Roja Dove Elysium the perfume cologne version?

    just to clear up any confusion there are only two versions of Roja's Elysium - the 'Parfum Cologne' and the 'Parfum' aka Parfum Pour Homme aka Extrait.
  7. Re: Hows Roja Dove Elysium the perfume cologne version?

    there is a good clone called 'Zion' which performs far better than the parfum cologne. but the more time you spend with the real the less natural, especially the fizzy aspect of the opening, it...
  8. Re: Hows Roja Dove Elysium the perfume cologne version?

    it's great, very refreshing and fruity smell with zero harsh or synthetic aspects that irritate my nose. doesn't perform longer than a few hours so the parfum is generally the way to go. but still...
  9. Re: Upcoming Parfums de Marly release - Sutton (Fresh/Fruity)

    this would also be my main concern. but i also doubt PdM would make a fresh scent for the people who enjoy this aspect of fresh scents. more likely it will be a woody-amber synthbomb for the bros...
  10. Upcoming Parfums de Marly release - Sutton (Fresh/Fruity)

    not a fan of the house but looks like it might be decent...

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  11. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    no worries :thumbsup:

    Milestone can't have helped the Mi resale market and there are still plenty of 2015-2016 batches out there up for grabs. these would easily be my preference over anything...
  12. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    19P11 - nice opening typically flattens quick as with post-2016 batches. drydown a bit on the saltier side.

    conclusion stick to 18K01 of the recent-ish batches, has more of a sweet fruityness....
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    then why come into the thread asking for opinions from said people about a set of batches produced within a short timeframe? can't have it both ways and the door is that way.
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    Re: Suggestions for a niche summer 2020 scent?

    Oceania is nice but a bit powdery. Petit Matin that you already have is much better. a couple of others from my line-up:

    A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue - under the radar citrus, familiar...
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    meant to be out this month and a listing appeared on Chanel's site but nothing so far

    https://www.chanel.com/sg/fragrance/p/102747/paris-edimbourg-les-eaux-de-chanel-eau-de-toilette-spray/
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    Re: Afternoon Swim?

    not really. smells much closer to Bvlgari's Tygar like a variation on the theme with more orange which makes sense as it's the same perfumer.
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    Re: Woody fragrances for men

    Collistar Acqua Wood - retains a woody nuance but mostly a citrus-vetiver type thing. smells great.
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    Re: Chrome EDP? The LíOreal Era

    got my hands on this and it's nice, Azzaro are really on a run with these Chrome flankers. i'll say it's not as original or overall good as Aqua but a deeper option that puts another twist on the...
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    Re: Citrus Freshie Needed

    Dior Homme Cologne
    Azzaro Chrome Aqua
  20. Re: The best Aventus clones are Office for Men & Laboratory Perfumes Amber - change my mind...

    Ralph Lauren Purple Label is the closest in terms of scent profile to Aventus. doesn't have the same smell but the texture/layers are near identical, great quality.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    that's the problem with people entering this thread looking for 'answers'. they pop up, need opinions on a batch (even after they've already bought it and could have just searched the thread) when...
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    Re: Newest Montale - Oud Tobacco!

    sounds like it will be a great one for all the guys seeking longevity & projection.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    mostly talking about the american ones.

    but they are all primarily about raffles & artificially creating demand through gambling.
  24. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue - which version do you prefer?

    the original blue EDT is the best, but something happened over the years and the current version isn't anywhere near as smooth & plush as the earlier versions.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    the facebook groups aka aventus casinos, full of the sleaziest & slimiest characters (especially the admin in major groups) trying to get rich quick and look cool while doing it :coolold:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    more apple.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    easy, 18K11!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    less strong, more fruity.
  29. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    smells a lot like Aventus, more than a passing similarity.
  30. Re: Zara Vibrant Leather Summer Eau De Parfum - Great Summer Cheapie

    bought it after seeing Mr Smelly's video. it's basically a DHC (2013) clone and a good one at that :thumbsup:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    there is a 19Y01, Y11, Z01 & A01 so far i think.
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    Re: After the 2019 reformulation how is aventus?

    i would argue that many if not most batches smell better when fresh :thumbsup:

    maybe not last as long they do a year or two down the line depends what you're looking for.
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    Re: Creed Aventus was obviously made by...

    three letters....NDA.

    look at Herault's resume pre and post 2010 if you want to see some pineapple notes.

    i actually found a perfume that has Bourdon & Herault joint credited as perfumers. i...
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    MI.

    buy Club de Nuit Milestone if you need performance.
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    Re: After the 2019 reformulation how is aventus?

    the reform batch i've tried is fruitier than any of the other 2019s. depends what you're looking for.
  36. Re: The Perfume of Happiness: The most uplifting perfume ever made

    Bergamote 22
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    19y11n i love the opening it's fruity as heck and very refreshing. hits you with a whole bunch of tangy-candy fruit balanced by a slight creamyness. pineapple not prominent which is ideal for me and...
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    Re: Which Tom Ford beast performance are in 2020?

    no consideration whatsoever.
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Farenheit has always had a dominant floral vibe to my nose.

    others off the top of my head from the wardrobe:

    Burberry Touch
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Bvlgari Opalon (animalic white floral)
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    interesting i'm just sampling Armani's Cuir Majeste today and this is in the ballpark of Red Tobacco but way better. has that sugary, smoked fruit thing going on but to a level where you can smell...
  41. Re: Anyone else not a fan of beast mode performance?

    prefer medium-light projecting scents. strong normally means a bigger hit of certain chemicals which is not pleasing to have around me all day.

    it's funny that most people value performance above...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    typical sweet cinnamon aroma but nose blinding and infinitely diffusive. for people who consider performance above all other factors. but then you may as well poop your pants for great projection &...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    well that is the million dollar question :D

    let me come back with a review further down the line.

    standard disclaimer on fresh juice - performance mongers won't be pleased.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    was kindly sent some 19Y11N to test.

    it's good.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    if you go back to 18G11/K11 the fruityness was much more popping and with the apple. that's the sort of thing i'm after none of the 19s had that for me. those batches really pop.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    funny i get the opposite from the 19s more or less. heavy mid-base and strong performing but lacking top-end sparkle aside for a couple of blips.

    easily my least favourite year, bland fruit and...
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    this one

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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    also benefits greatly from spraying on clothes, longevity wise.
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    Re: Any fans of Nishane Hacivat?

    yup very harsh smell.
  50. Re: Any alternative for Cuir Impertinent Mugler?

    only to add i would go for the real thing if/when possible as it's a fantastic fragrance. blows the majority of leather offerings away, backup worthy :thumbsup:

    still in-stock @ Mulger UK outlet...
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    Re: Which niche fragrance for summer?

    Parfum Cologne is still good and performance decent enough for summer freshness, didn't realise there was a budget. you can use the Alexandria Zion (Elysium clone) solid perfume as a base layer for...
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    Re: Which niche fragrance for summer?

    Elysium but get the Parfum/Extrait as the standard doesn't last very long.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    funny how stock of the earlier batches dries up and suddenly the new ones have improved. i'm sure many of those people are decanting/raffling it too.
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    wore it properly yesterday, verdict is certified smash for the summer :thumbsup:

    there is something a bit powdery and leaning femme in there that will put some people off. but i am sensitive to...
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    anyone breaking out the Oceania? prime weather right now vs when it was released.
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    Re: Favourite Chanel?

    Sycomore
    Biarritz
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    Re: Best Batches 2016-Present

    16C01
    16H11
    17W01
    18G11

    you need to like the tangy apple aspect of aventus then these are a homerun.
  58. Re: Has anyone done a 'best of/quest for citrus' type thread?

    Elysium Parfum
    Bergamote 22
    Millesime Imperial (earlier batches)
    Petit Matin

    another few low key have been enjoying

    Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    Perris Monte Carlo Mandarino di...
  59. Re: Has anyone done a 'best of/quest for citrus' type thread?

    most of my collection is based on this question :p
  60. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    got my nose on Monstera by Xinu after being intrigued for a while. interesting plant type smell, bit of a harsh opening but mellows out into something a bit sweeter and quite pleasant.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    nope no way to tell except for the smell. most people can't even tell the difference between slop and real juice but for those at least a bit familiar with aventus and whichever batch it's meant to...
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    Re: MFK Adds 35ml Bottle Size

    70ml seems like the perfect size but this is a nice option. not for the full range though.

    a look at the bottles:

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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    all genuine bottles (including vintage) are refillable with less than genuine slop. food for thought when looking at older bottles.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    it's a sign of maturity more than anything. whether that's bad or good will be subjective.
  65. Re: Best Creed MI clone: Rush of Unicorns vs CDN Milestone?

    milestone is the one to buy.
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    Re: Aventus vs Roja Elysium Cologne.

    Elysium is a better summer fragrance, Aventus is more versatile. Currently I enjoy Elysium more as i'm a bit burnt out on Aventus. You also need to get the Parfum (Extrait) version of Elysium for...
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    Re: Suggestion for dark, rugged aquatics

    Jul et Mad 'Aqua Sexitus' is a great one, fresh & fruity with some interesting twists including a deep, dark base :thumbsup:
  68. Re: Favorite white florals that are more masculine-ish

    check out Opalon, won't find much discussion on this bad boy. like a less fruity version of Creed's MI with animalic touches :thumbsup:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26158267.html
  69. Re: New release: L'Air du Desert Marocain Solid Perfume

    i wish more companies did a solid perfume.
  70. Thread: Polo Deep Blue

    by wilfred
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    Re: Polo Deep Blue

    put my nose back on Chrom Aqua and the similarity is striking. Polo Deep Blue is basically Chrome Aqua Intense and that's not a bad thing :thumbsup:
  71. Thread: Polo Deep Blue

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    Re: Polo Deep Blue

    i honestly went from a 'meh' generic designer to really liking this one. the main accord is strong and synthetic but it's great the way it's been worked to have a bit of bite and fruityness to it....
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    Re: What are your current 5 favís in rotation?

    currently in rotation:

    Polo Deep Blue
    Elysium Cologne
    Zion (Elysium Clone)
    The One EDP Intense
    Aventus
  73. Thread: Polo Deep Blue

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    Re: Polo Deep Blue

    easy 6-8 hours and projects well, no problems with performance here.
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    Re: Your favorite Perfumer?

    some names that spring to mind and that i have been exploring:

    Pierre Bourdon, Jean-Christophe Herault - master & student. responsible for innovations in the use of the fruity notes circa 90s-2010...
  75. Thread: Polo Deep Blue

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    Re: Polo Deep Blue

    got a bottle. for me it's good but not great, a lot more tolerable than many of the 'blue' ambroxan heavy designer releases in recent years. i actually enjoyed wearing it and people around me enjoyed...
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    Re: [UK] Ralph Lauren - Polo Deep Blue

    yes dude gotcha! :)

    i'm wearing the Deep Blue again today and it's growing on me, works well when it's a bit warmer outside. and get this all the pictures of the blue bottle it's actually a clear...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Chanel Sycomore

    OV smells like literal soap and conjures up associations of much older people, not one i can wear.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    yup loads of fake bottles of this (though obvious ones) but also real refilled bottles floating about.

    the batch itself is a banger but you need to like hardcore BBQ smoke. awesome opening full of...
  79. Re: How Are Clones/Imposter Colognes Perceived Here?

    artistically void, commercially valid. depends on your reason for being interested in perfumes as a consumer or creator. they never smell as good as the real thing and most are for perfumes that lets...
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    Re: [UK] Ralph Lauren - Polo Deep Blue

    a brand spanking new release is in-hand and ready to split, lockdown virus special! :lolk:

    Ralph Lauren Polo Deep Blue is the name of the game. Typical designer fare but it's a pleasant twist on...
  81. Re: Parfums MDCI Bleu Satin: New Fruity Masculine Now Available

    still smells great. performance still abysmal.
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    Re: Any standouts from the house of Memo?

    African leather isn't bad. seems like an overpriced house on the whole.
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    Re: So Chrome Aqua is out ... and it sucks

    people really slept on this one. it's exceptional for how good it smells (great use of the mint note) especially considering the price you can pick it up :thumbsup:
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    Re: What Aventus batch i have?

    looks like a 2nd gen sprayer only used for a while in 2013-2014.

    need better pics though.
  85. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    likewise a lot of the scents i've thought up in my mind revolve around tropical fruit notes but fleshed out in a way that hasn't been done in perfume yet.
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    i don't expect much in the way of performance but could still be great!
  87. Re: Aventus real or fake Test bottle Batch code:77760-URY

    these fakes really are so obvious epecially this '16c01' which was released before 100ml bottles even existed.

    the main problem is the huge supply of real bottles refilled with phoney slop juice...
  88. Re: Aventus real or fake Test bottle Batch code:77760-URY

    couple of obvious things - sticker showing batch is in the wrong place on the box. testers do not come with caps. 16c01 (batch it says on the bottom) was released before 100ml bottles existed.

    you...
  89. Re: Aventus real or fake Test bottle Batch code:77760-URY

    very fake, you should tell the guy to take a hike with his BS lies.
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    Re: Gourmand Appreciation Development Thread

    Akro's Awake is the best coffee scent and gourmand i've tried. I love the smell of coffee but this is the only perfume where to my nose it's executed correctly ie mainly coffee, not too sweet and not...
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    Re: Is Creation-E Rojaís masterpiece?

    i find PDLN2 to be an improved version of Enigma/Creation-E. has rum instead of cognac but crucially the drydown is not overwhelmingly powedery which is what i get with Enigma. expensive though.
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    Re: Every day warm climate fresh fragrances

    Azzaro Chrome Aqua :thumbsup:
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    Re: Would a vintage bottle even smell good now?

    varies wildly from bottle to bottle. pristine, perfectly kept bottles should still smell almost as good as they did back then, i imagine. bonus points if you can get one that is BNIB. i've had a few...
  94. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

    I had YSL Sleek Suede which was this gorgeous shiny thing with huge magnetic cap but moved it on. Of the current line-up it has to be this, thick glass and another chunky magnetic cap:

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  95. Re: Current fragrances you find the most calming and relaxing?

    Sycomore is very calm & relaxing.
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    Re: Any masterpieces from CH?

    i really enjoy Mystery Tobacco.
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    Re: Help me find The Best Pipe Tobacco Fragrance.

    it's the overall accord but it's deffo the vanilla and sweetness more than anything. loud, cloying and unbearable. quite a few mentioned in this thread fall into that category - either too loud or...
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    Re: Help me find The Best Pipe Tobacco Fragrance.

    i strongly dislike TV so the Boclet was better than that at least.
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    Re: Help me find The Best Pipe Tobacco Fragrance.

    it's the only one i ever really got much tobacco from that still smells great. the boclet was much of a fruity blob and cheap smelling to me.
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    Re: Help me find The Best Pipe Tobacco Fragrance.

    Herrera Mystery Tobacco - actual dank tobacco at the forefront without smelling nasty. a very fine balance to achieve as most appealing scents simply don't have much tobacco.
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