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    Re: _____ Creed Royal Princess Oud _____

    Any update on this? :)
  2. Re: Fresh/Fruity/Sweet Fragrances for Men/Unisex

    Great recommendations - thanks! :)

    I'll also take 30 ml of MANDARINO DI AMALFI.
    Thanks. :)
  4. Fresh/Fruity/Sweet Fragrances for Men/Unisex

    Hey guys,

    Trying to get back into the fragrance game and was wondering if there are any fresh/fruity/sweet fragrances that would be suitable on a man around 25 years old (i.e. YSL La Nuit De...
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    Re: _____ Creed Royal Princess Oud _____

    I know your post says Continental US only, but is there any way you can ship to Toronto, Canada? We're neighbors!
  6. Re: [INTL] AJ Arabia/Diptyque Oud Palao/Dior Privee/Frederic Malle/Roja Dove/SHL777/+++

    Remik - Would you consider splitting Roja Dove Bergamot? :)

    Hi there,

    Can you put me down for:
    1 x Costa Azzurra 30 ml
    Can I also have these shipped together? How much cost savings would it be? (To Canada).
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme- terrible?

    Seems like you have a pattern going on...
    I'm young as well, but I enjoy La Nuit De L'Homme EDT and One Million. The former was my first signature scent... I love it.
    The trick is to be light on...
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    PR One Million
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme EDT

    No particular order.. I've accumulated over 30 bottles over the past 3 years (including several niches), but my favorites from the beginning (i.e....
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    Re: first date; looking for a nice, sexy cologne

    Forget L'Instant.. some love it, others hate it.
    Go with Rochas Man. It's a great fragrance and I'd say it's relatively safe. You've already encountered it so that's a plus. Like a poster mentioned...
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    Re: Think I'm Done with Creed

    +1. Tom Ford Private Blends are what I'm now getting into... Creed was just a gateway to niche fragrances, but that's about it for me.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I still get the most compliments are from the cheapest juice I wear: One Million and La Nuit De L'Homme, particularly the former.
    I've been told Aventus smells like piss and so I try to avoid...
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    Re: Creed's Royal Oud

    Well said!!!
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    Re: Bergamot and vetiver

    I think La Nuit EDT fits the bill!
  15. Re: Looking for opinions on Lumiere Noire and Cologne Pour le Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Well said. Lumiere Noire Pour Homme is such a masterpiece. It's one of the few fragrances I can say is a very formal scent.. I can only wear it on special days.
  16. Re: Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules (WHAT IN THE WORLD - COMPLEMENTS GALORE)

    Same thing happened to me when I first tried it... it's why I didn't buy a bottle. Literally used up the entire spray vial (0.5ml) (4 sprays), people couldn't smell a thing.

    Maybe with this one...
  17. Re: Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules (WHAT IN THE WORLD - COMPLEMENTS GALORE)

    Emperor's new clothes.. fragrance-style lol.
  18. Re: Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules (WHAT IN THE WORLD - COMPLEMENTS GALORE)

    That's interesting. I really wanted to like this one... but I got no compliments. Age: 20. :( wore it a few times too.
  19. Re: Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules (WHAT IN THE WORLD - COMPLEMENTS GALORE)

    How old are you by any chance??? Were the compliments by older women? Teens?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I own all of the top 5... except for the #1. Meh, I always felt it smelled just like Cool Water. Got a sample, wore it, and it continously got mistaken for Cool Water so I decided not to buy it....
  21. Re: I need help choosing a cologne that my girlfriend will like, that I want to wear.

    +1111111. If she doesn't like this, I don't know what she would like. If she doesn't like it originally, spray it on a paper, tell her to wait till the dry down.

    This one CAN be a bit cloying if...
  22. Re: Multi-Cologne users: what size cologne do you purchase?

    I used to purchase the big 3.4 bottles... and I totally regret it. I'll never finish them and I often get bored of them quickly. While it is cheaper per ml, I recommend purchasing 1.7 oz bottles......
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    Re: Joop Jump vs Channel Allure Homme Sport

    Own bottles of both.. haven't tried Jump! in a while.. but I bought it blind and thought it was good a year ago. I'm 20 as well. I'd personally get small decants of both instead of buying a full...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    If only MFK fragrances were carried in Holt Renfrew in Toronto. :(
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    Re: Creed has discontinued the wrong fragrances

    Proof? How can you make such a claim with no factual evidence? It just came out, doubt it would get discontinued so soon. Give it a few more years at the LEAST (if at all.)
  26. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme. No question.
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    Re: Describing scents as formal or casual

    I can't see somebody pull off Lumiere Noire Pour Homme as a casual scent... to me this scent epitomizes formality. I can only wear it when I'm dressed up.
  28. Re: 18 year old looking to expand my small collection.

    If you love La Nuit De L'Homme, check my top 7. Grab samples of a niche fragrances.. for a formal suit and tie event or something.
    Lumiere Noire is a great choice! But sample sample sample first!!...
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    Re: Should I get: La Nuit De L'Homme?

    Absolutely. I'm 20 years old.. and this was my first fragrance purchase.. and since than I have yet to find something to replace it as my go to evening signature scent for a casual night out. If I...
  30. Thread: Creed greed!

    by Axcell

    Re: Creed greed!

    Aww man! I wish I could have ordered the same thing. :( Is this still available to get on Ebay?
    I own bottles of Royal Oud and MI, and good sized decants of Original Santal, Aventus, SMW, and VIW.....
  31. Thread: Creed Royal Oud

    by Axcell

    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    Let us know what happens! I'm still waiting to get my bottle from a Basenoter who was kind enough to be the middle man for me! 1 more week to go for me!
  32. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Wow.... I own both L'Homme and La Nuit De L'Homme.. so I'll be trying this. I particular like La Nuit, L'Homme is "alright."
    Have yet to try the other flankers.. but this one is intriguing!
  33. Re: I need a niche! Take a look at my collection so far and throw out some suggestions!

    I'm in the SAME boat as you, so trust my recommendation and buy a sample!
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme.
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    Sticky: Re: What's your go-to ladykiller fragrance?

    + 1. Allure Homme Sport. Nothing fancy, but it works! +1 for La Nuit De L'Homme. Tons of love on this thread, it's my top pick for casual night out.

    +1 for Lumiere Noire Pour Homme... I don't...
  35. Re: Green Irish Tweed or Millesime Imperial for Teenager?

    Neither, far better fragrances to get for a college situation.
    Half your classmates won't be able to tell the difference between Cool Water and GIT, and MI and Sean John's Unforgivable/Love and...
  36. Re: Can you help me with some designer frags with a great orange note?

    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine. Smells like orange.
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    Re: Best fragrance for meeting her parents?

    Light application of La Nuit.. it's such a safe scent.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    In the real world 5-6 tops.. average is 2-3 I'd say though.

    For a young college Basenoter, I'd say 15-20 is normal. I personally have 20 bottles, 10 decants, few samples.. and my friends think...
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    Re: Oud: Creed v Tom Ford

    I hate M7, but I kind of liked Creed's Royal Oud when I sampled it on my wrist in the store... been debating a bottle purchase for a while now. Initially I didn't like Royal Oud, but after an hour or...
  40. Re: Finally able to try some niche frags, but which ones?

    Check my top 5 in my signature.. I think we have similar taste.
  41. Re: What are the best fragrances for an 18 year old?

    You sound just like me... 1 year ago. I started off with Hollister Jake/Abercrombie Fierce in high school (both of which were gifts)... and my first fragrance purchase was La Nuit De L'Homme EDT when...
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances for Winter

    Winter is probably the best time to wear La Nuit De L'Homme EDT. Rochas Man is also an excellent bang for the buck.
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    Re: YSL La Nuit vs Original Santal

    +1. I own both. This could not be more true. La Nuit EDT is a gem dating scent.. very safe.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Wow, okay, thanks! You've inspired me to order two 1ml sample vials from Lucky Scent. Hope I enjoy it! :)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Gah! I really want to try this one.. but it is a pricey devil. :( Wish I could get a hold of a decant 5ml-10ml. Luckyscent has 1ml samples, but they aren't spray bottles which is what I need.
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    Re: Last frag that WOW'ed you ?

    La Nuit De L'Homme EDT. Maybe since it was my first real fragrance purchase.. but I have yet to find something that has WOWed me since than... and I've sampled close to 100 fragrances after that....
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    Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    Rochas Man, safest blind buy at its price point and love it gets here.
  48. Re: Bleu de Chanel Vs. Allure Homme Sport: Which would make a better signature sent?

    All the SA's and females I talk with adore Bleu de Chanel... but I personally like Allure Homme Sport more. I'm 21, not so far off from your age. You can't go wrong with either I guess.
  49. Poll: Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    La Nuit EDT by a long shot! Not sure of your age, but I find L'Instant repulsive. I'm 21. I blind bought L'Instant from all the hype here, and ever since than I never buy a bottle blind. Lesson...
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    Re: Classy scent for a 19 years old guy?

    You need to try La Nuit De L'Homme EDT again. It's a mix of spice and sweet... try it on your skin. Get a decant! I'm close to your age and I adore it. I find it quite classy for a designer fragrance...
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    Re: teenager needs suggestions

    Great suggestions!
    I'd also recommend:
    YSL's La Nuit De L'Homme - Night out/date fragrance (a special one, highly recommended out of the 3)
    Chanel's Allure Homme Sport - Day time fragrance, even...
  52. Re: Reformulated Dior Homme Intense vs Guerlain L'instand Extreme

    +1 exactly how I feel.
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    Re: Blind buy success rate

    Maybe 50%. And 70% of the stuff I buy is bought blind.
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    Re: Could a teen get away with wearing creed?!?

    Best tip I can give you... don't get trapped in the "Creed hype." Yes, Creed does make some great fragrances (such as MI, VIW, and SMW..which would be suitable for your age) but there are as many...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    La Nuit..... gets a lot of silent compliments. The trick is not to wear too much because it can get cloying, but 1-2 sprays of this.. you're set. This has to be the biggest gem in my collection as a...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Aventus does smell like piss.. I'm not going to lie.
    When I first got it.. I got caught up in all the Basenotes hype... bought a few decants from different batches which I'm stuck with now. I could...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Samples, which 4?

    Lumiere Noir pour Homme
    APOM pour homme
    Absolue pour le Matin
    Also ordered the Femme version of Lumiere Noir... just for kicks

    Can't wait to get them.
  58. Re: Lumiere Noire Pour Homme - A Beautiful Ethereal Sexy Fragrance

    Where do you see that? What URL are you looking at?

    EDIT: Found it. 12 pounds hmm..
  59. Re: Cuire Beluga VS Tonka Imperiale VS Lumiere Noire

    I didn't even know it existed till now gah! I already placed my order for samples. :( lol. Oh well, if I do like one of them, I suppose I'll be buying it from there instead of ordering it online...
  60. Re: Cuire Beluga VS Tonka Imperiale VS Lumiere Noire

    Neiman Marcus is the ONLY place I could find.. but they charge a fortune. I'd love to combine an order with somebody else from Toronto and split shipping. :)
  61. Re: Cuire Beluga VS Tonka Imperiale VS Lumiere Noire

    Okay I took the advice and order 1.5ml glass spray vials from Perfumed Court. $40 for 3 of them... a little pricey, but I guess it is better than buying blind. It's unfortunate that there are no...
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    Re: Places for canadians to shop?

    Fragrancenet + 15% "basenotes" discount code.

    Shoppers Drug Mart/The Bay/Sephora has popular designers, Holt Renfrew has SOME of the higher end niche stuff.. but they got rid of a lot of the good...
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    Re: Fragrance for a 13 year old boy, which one?

    Lacoste Essential is OKAY at best. If you really want to stand out, get La Nuit De L'Homme EDT. It'll be something you'll wear throughout high school. Very versatile.

    Other options:
    Black XS...
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    Re: Milisime Imperial or L'eau D'Issey?

    It depends.. the new formulation of MI has too much of a sea salt note than the original (which I had a decant of and smells great!) It's unfortunate I dropped full retail on a bottle I don't like as...
  65. Re: Cuire Beluga VS Tonka Imperiale VS Lumiere Noire

    I already own those two lol.... which I like, but too many people around me own them. I need something classy that is rare. And I do plan to sample before buying.. but I don't want to drop $10 on a...
  66. Re: Cuire Beluga VS Tonka Imperiale VS Lumiere Noire

    I haven't posted much on Basenotes recently, but these 3 have always been on my radar and I've noticed them getting tons of praise recently. I just wanted to know which ones are suitable for my age...
  67. Cuire Beluga VS Tonka Imperiale VS Lumiere Noire

    Hey guys, I am looking to purchase my next scent... and out of the following 3, I need to narrow it down to 1 or 2 tops. I haven't sampled any of them since I'm from Canada, so I need to blind buy...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain's Cuir Beluga versus Tonka Impériale

    I wish I had the pleasure of sampling both of these.. they sound like masterpieces. There is currently a split for Cuir Beluga for those interested.. I shall comment once I receive my decant!
  69. Re: Is la unit worth having if you already have l'homme

    La Nuit is worth owning, L'Homme, meh. Though, I personally own both. I have 3 backup bottles of La Nuit, no backup bottles of L'Homme.
    I think that speaks wonders as to which one I prefer/wear more...
  70. Re: Alright this really pisses me off about Pure Malt (Ebay price gouging)

    Anybody here want my Pure Malt? I'd glady sell it and buy a sealed bottle of Dior Homme Intense (old old reformulation.)
    I missed out on that gem. :(

    And you think Pure Malt Ebay pricing is...
  71. Re: What fragrances make you happy when you smell them??? What fragrances will you never get tired o

    La Nuit EDT! Reminds me of Christmas!!
  72. Re: YSL La Nuit de L'homme smells like Paco Rabanne One Million to me...

    No way! La Nuit De L'Homme is class. Something about it's dry down works magic on me. Haven't found anything quite like it.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Is The GREATEST FRAGRANCE OF ALL TIME

    Jonny.. I'm a big lover of La Nuit De L'Homme.. do you recommend me to try Dior Homme Intense? I wonder if anybody would be willing to sell me a decant of the old formulation.. I really want to try...
  74. Re: Burberry London V Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'Homme

    La Nuit EDT. Hands down...
    La Nuit is a crowd pleaser as long as you don't over-spray.. it's the subtle nature of La Nuit that wins people over.
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    Re: The worst smelling fragrance you have ever tried

    YSL M7 and L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDT. Tied.. both equally disgusting. The latter more than the former if I had to choose.
  76. Re: Boss Bottled vs YSL La Nuit vs YSL L'Homme vs D & G Pour Homme

    I don't see how La Nuit is too mature for his age... I really disagree. This has to be one of the most versatile scents out there - you can wear it anytime (night or day), with any piece of clothing...
  77. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur- Havana Vanille $80 worth it?

    Sample it first... I got a sample from Lucky Scent, didn't like this one at all... I found the rum note off putting. It's not exactly vanilla.. it's got a punch of something else in there. But it is...
  78. Poll: Re: ............``New Signature Scent Suggestion``...............

    La Nuit. I've been recommending this one for ages, and it's starting to gain tons of popularity among the teens on BN. Glad to see it. Why? Because it is my signature scent. :)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Haha, well I had one of the "good batches" apparently and your description/views matches mine. It's not only you... Aventus ranks among the top overrated fragrances in my books. It's a shame though...
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    Re: Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    No problem! It's totally not your fault at all! Your bottle is probably the best looking decant I have lol. It's probably just the fragrance than. Just wanted to know whether others experienced the...
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    Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    Kind of disappointed. :( I was expecting the smell to be fruity pineapple and blackcurrant.. but what I smell is something almost unpleasant, so hard to describe. I get the ash, maybe a touch of...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Ditto for me!! Same age. I don't bother counting since this is my signature scent.. so the count is irrelevant (I wear it all the time.)
  83. Re: If you could only pick 3 designer scents to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

    Ditto to you.
  84. Poll: Re: My Next Blind Buy [ Dreamer-1 Million-Black XS-Very Irresistible-A*men]

    La Nuit De L'Homme.... You can't blind buy A*men.
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    Re: I've Got 5 Major Samples Coming In...

    Just got my Rose 31 sample, don't really like it.... don't find it suitable for my age (20 yr old male - college student.) I don't know.. guess I just don't like rose fragrances. Someone who liked La...
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    Re: Batch Variations

    This man speaks the truth.
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    Poll: Re: Help me to find my first Scent ^_^

    You're 17? Go with La Nuit De L'Homme EDT. Trust me. You won't regret it.
    Wear 3 sprays, sparingly.. at that age you don't want to be known as the "cologne guy" - wear a cologne lightly, you'll be...
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    Re: I've Got 5 Major Samples Coming In...

    I'm waiting for my Rose 31 sample too! :D Aventus is the only one I've tried on the list, the decant I have is too ashy for me.. but I am awaiting a good batch so I'll see if there is any difference..
  89. Poll: Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I voted that I don't like it... but in reality it's average. I would take it back if there was an option for "Neutral." It's too poudery for me.
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    Re: Perfume samples for a canadian?

    From Fragrance Net? Really? :| Nope, I haven't had any of those unless those come in 6 months later. First time I ordered from them was about 6 months ago. I just ordered from Lucky Scent so I don't...
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    Re: Perfume samples for a canadian?

    Luckyscent to buy niches and buy samples, Fragrancenet to buy designers/some niches (they don't offer samples though)... both are REALLY Canadian friendly (no duties or any of that.)

    Sephora (the...
  92. Re: Suggest The Best High-School Winter Scent For You !!

    Rochas Man. Trust me. The rest of the ones mentioned here are either way more expensive or not suitable for your age.
    Others: Le Male and One Million (but both are slightly over your budget.)
  93. Re: Creed split III | Aventus | Original Cologne | Green Irish Tweed | Erolfa | Milesime Imperial +M

    Sounds good! :D I'm in the #3 split, so hopefully everyone on it can get payment sent to you tonight so you can order it ASAP. Exchange rates are good for Canadians today so I really need your Paypal...
  94. Poll: Re: Pure malt VS Very Irresisitible VS Givenchy PI VS Rochas man

    Rochas Man. I own Pure Malt, it's not a personal favourite, it gives me a headache at times. It's way too strong (sometimes in a bad way.)
  95. Re: Are you such a serious collector that you.........................

    Yes, yes, and no. But what I do is get a small decant first.. try out the scent.. and if I like it than I buy a big bottle, otherwise I don't bother to buy it. So I wouldn't say I am a "collector." I...
  96. Re: Creed split III | Aventus | Original Cologne | Green Irish Tweed | Erolfa | Milesime Imperial +M

    PM sent for Aventus 50 ml if I can get C42B11NO1 batch
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    Re: Anything similar to 1 Million?

    +1 Black XS.
  98. Re: The mistake some people make when rating Creed Millesime Imperial

    To me I get rotten fruits from both MI and Unforgivable... I always feel like my batch of MI is gone off or something. I feel its the reformulation (I use the 2010 lot.) The 4 oz clear bottle.
  99. Re: Creed Splits part 2 | Original Cologne | Sublime Vanille | Aventus | Acier Aluminium | Orange Sp

    I'd so order from you given that you have good lot numbers for Aventus, but those prices are the most I've seen for an Aventus split from the 10+ splits I've seen on Basenotes and Youtube. 50 ml for...
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    Re: Your Number One Fragrance As Of Right Now

    Mine would be La Nuit.. but gosh wow, everyone has a different favourite.

    Tally so far:
    La Nuit
    Vetiver Tonka
    Tobacco Vanille
    Rose 31 x 2
    Terre D Hermes
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