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    Re: Is Neroli Sauvage a Blind Buy?

    Beautiful scent. Arguably the best smelling creed, but as others have mentioned, extremely weak performance
  2. Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    Some people are mindless sheep and will jump whichever way they see a few others jump. Nothing wrong with polo fragrances
  3. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Live jazz could work for you if you can find it. My wife got it at JFK International Airport for like $35. I'm pretty sure you can find it at that price or cheaper elsewhere
  4. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    Good read. I personally don't care if he were a gerbil, I love red vetyver and will continue to buy it. People make too much of that stuff. Don't get me wrong, it's interesting to know but it should...
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    Re: What's definitely masculine is.. grossness?

    Maybe you prefer woman's fragrances. Some men just don't vibe with masculines it's just a preference. Also, while I agree that Dior leather oud is pretty gross, I think that's supposed to be a unisex...
  6. Poll: Re: Spicebomb Viktor&Rolf vs Invictus Paco Rabanne

    Both are pretty good but I like Invictus better
  7. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    A couple that come to mind are Live Jazz and Millesime Imperial. I love them but for some strange reason, don't wear them often
  8. Thread: Royal OUD is

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    Re: Royal OUD is

    There's oud there. It's just these guys at creed have this ridiculous idea of making scents that smell good. Oud stinks so however they dressed it up, I'm not complaining. Smelling like a barn isn't...
  9. Poll: Re: What rate you will give to these Musk based frags?

    From your list, white oud by agonist hands down but black musk by Montale kills them all slowly
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    Re: Aventus popularity..?

    Every time I see someone showing their fragrance collection, no matter how modest the collection is, I always see a bottle of Aventus. I'm gonna retire it in my collection. Doesn't feel niche anymore
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    Re: Purchases for the coming summer?

    Eau Sauvage
    Costa Azzurra
    Roja bergamot extrait
  12. Poll: Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Terre D'Hermes Pure Parfum

    TDH smells like a hamster wearing cologne. Would never wear it. Unless I were a hamster...
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    A*men
    A*men pure shot (tie)
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    Re: Brand New Montale - Aoud Lavender!!

    I own a few Montales. I wonder why they release so many fragrances
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    Poll: Re: Official retailers vs Online discounters

    Only official retailers for me. I don't care whether the online retailers have fake or real merchandise but I find piece of mind knowing I never have to question any purchase
  16. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Dior Homme. When it was first released it was very different, but now it's been copied so much it's pretty generic smelling based off of what's being pumped out by companies today. I still wear it...
  17. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    There is no male scent comparable. In 50 years you may make the argument for Fahrenheit or GIT. Although an argument can be made for Gold Man by Amouage as well
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    Re: Is Amouage Finished?

    Their target audience don't share your concerns unfortunately, so this won't hurt their bottom line
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    Poll: Re: Aventus Batch Variation Poll

    I've had 3 bottles and I've never experienced any variations. Now, I'm not saying there never has been, but I've never sprayed a new bottle and said it smelled different. Actually in my experience...
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    Re: Always on recommendation

    Green Irish Tweed. It's the Swiss Army knife of perfumery
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    You're absolutely right lol. I never thought about that
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    "Old prostitute" I was wearing Royal Delight
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    Re: Pure White Cologne vs. Acqua Universalis

    PWC by far over AUF. I'm interested in trying AU because I'm sure I'd like it over Forte. I agree 100% about there being something off putting about AUF. Way too powerful and linear to be a...
  24. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Best smelling creed IMO. Dry down doesn't compare to the opening and that's the only knock on this for me. Magnificent opening, ok dry down
  25. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan leather projection issues

    It projects like a monster. I think we've created unrealistic expectations for perfume. I've been wearing it for 6 years and never had a problem with projection. If anything, it can be a little...
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man -VS- Le Labo Rose 31

    Both great. I own them both and love them. Slight edge goes to rose 31 as its the more masculine of the two
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    Re: Pierre Bourdon's Top 5

    Ambre Topkapi
    Cool water
    Live Jazz
    Mark Birley
    Kouros (by default. The op requested 5)
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    Re: Winter apple pie type fragrance

    Those are the exact two scents I was thinking of. Minus la nuit
  29. Re: Finally settled on a signature scent: Green Irish Tweed

    Good choice
  30. Re: What are some scents you ONLY wear for others?

    I used to wear 154 for my wife. It's not a bad scent, I just never reach for it
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    Re: Will Lavendar Rob Your Manhood

    If it keeps me out of trouble, I'll bathe myself in it.
  32. Re: Is Declaration d'Un Soir anything like Rose 31?

    D' un soir is closer to Tom Fords Noir de Noir. To me, it's nothing like rose 31
  33. Re: Which fragrance is a "Hype-king" or "Overhyped"?

    All vintage fragrances
    ...and DHI
  34. Re: Which of my niche scents should I wear to a job interview?

    If you're gonna wear something, I'd go with vodka on the rocks. Very light and contemporary
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    Re: Parfums de Marly: Galloway..

    I have a sample of this. It's very good and I get the SMW comparisons, but the bottle is preventing me from buying. It's some kind of faux-matte finish. If it got dirty I doubt it would be able to...
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Cold weather: Santalum by Profumum Roma
    Warm weather: Santal imperial
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Have you tried Ciel Man? It's very light and floral. It's got a nice lavender/rose/jasmine mix going on. Excellent for spring and summer
  38. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    I love to wear platinum Egoiste in the house after a shower. I never really wear it out, I'm not sure why because it's really good
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    Re: Modern chypres?

    Bergamot
    Labdanum
    Patchouli
    Oakmoss

    These ingredients make it a Chyprè. It's not that difficult. People are gonna add fragrances to the genre that don't belong, but if you've done your...
  40. Re: Name The Fragrances That You Consider Totally Captivating And Sexy?

    Champaca absolute
    Nuit Andalouse

    These two are fragrances that I bought for my wife and to me, are very sensual elegant fragrances
  41. Re: What do you think is the most distinguishable note?

    Lavender
  42. Thread: Best civet?

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    Re: Best civet?

    Light on the civet, but an absolute masterpiece in my book
  43. Thread: Best civet?

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    Re: Best civet?

    I'll second that
  44. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain's racist remarks and the aftermath

    Everyone makes racists remarks. If you're famous, you have to be smart enough to not make them publicly. If I wore Guerlain, which I don't, it wouldn't stop me from wearing it. If we reacted like...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Issue

    I've done orders from them directly and they're usually doing my order as I talk to them. Keep in mind that even though its the holiday season, they're never THAT busy. One other thing, I'm shocked...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite perfume family

    I chose chypre and fougère. Scandal PH, which is one of my favorites currently, combines both of these accords
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    I can't speak for everyone, but where creed is criticized the most, is the poor quality control. The bottles are horrible and sometimes the juice turns sour. I've owned every creed available at least...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    The line is great. Big fan of it. It's not going to appeal to everyone because of the overall 'formal' feel of the line. With that said, if you love gender specific fragrances as well as unisex, this...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    A lot of houses make bespoke fragrances, if you get one you can put whatever you want in it and it doesn't fall subject to IFRA fragrances
  50. Re: There's something about Silver Mountain Water

    Best smelling creed out of the bunch
  51. Re: Went for Bleu even though Platinum Egoiste was drawing me in :/

    I own both and love them both. PE is better in my opinion, but bleu is more versatile IMO
  52. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    Exactly my thinking. It's not gonna make any difference
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    Re: Pure Iris (Orris) for Men

    Opus V by Amouage
    Reckless PH by Roja Dove
  54. Re: Kilian Intoxicated - A kinder, gentler A*Men

    The entire addictive state of mind collection is one big fail in my book. The rest of the line is pretty good but these aren't good at all. Intoxicated for me is the worst. I do agree with the op, it...
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    Re: Still on a Chypre kick.

    The Chyprè accord is one of the most satisfying accords for me to wear. I'm glad you're enjoying it as well
  56. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Lol that was an epic miscue
  57. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Guerlain Vetiver. It smells exactly like l'air du temps by Christina Ricci
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    Re: Recommend me a long lasting fresh scent

    I just tried vodka on the rocks by Killian, and it's very fresh and long lasting. If you like bleu de Chanel or ADG, give that one a try
  59. Re: Wearing Tuscan Leather with a winter leather jacket

    It's just a leather accord so it won't smell identical to your leather jacket but its a great compliment to a leather jacket. You've got the right idea on wearing leather with leather though. Good...
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    Smells like an elevator in the projects. Weed and stale urine. I would buy as a novelty but I don't wanna smell like this
  61. Re: If you have to downsize your wardrobe, which fragrances will you let go?

    Tobacco vanille- I'd rather have back to black
    Guerlain vetiver- I'm 33
    Amyris PH- very boring
    Eccelso- too strong and it's too hard to do a half spray
    Black Aoud- weird smelling in the drydown...
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    Re: I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    Love Desire. It was my first purchase almost 15 years ago. Still own it and occasionally wear it
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    Poll: Re: Fear of Vintage

    Maybe if there was a vintage store I could go into and buy I'd be ok with it, but it's not worth the effort in my book. No vintage for me
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    So tired of ppl bashing SA's. if you ask for something and they don't give it to you, ok I get it, but it's YOUR responsibility to educate yourself on what fragrances are good or bad and what you...
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    I can get with the magician label, as he does more with less and can compete with a lot of other houses that claim to use twice the 'natural' ingredients. With that said, I'm not really into his...
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    A*men pure shot
    A*men
    Gucci Guilty
    Dior Leather Oud
    Smoke for the soul by Killian. This literally smells like an elevator in the projects
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    Cooper square is my favorite. Had new Haarlem, gave it to my son
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    I'm lost as to why guys wear fragrance to the gym in the first place. Body spray like axe, I get it, but serge Lutens to the gym? But hey, to each his own...
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    You should realize something, I feel 65% of ppl writing these reviews, don't own the scent they're reviewing. This makes a big difference when it comes to reviewing. So when you own a scent and...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    I buy bottle, I give bottles away. I feel that evens things out. So I don't think I'll ever get to the point where I've had enough
  71. Re: I need suggestion which cologne to choose for clubs ?

    Warm weather- Platinum Egoiste
    Cool weather- Dior Homme or Original Santal

    You don't need anything intense in a club. You're already in close quarters so I don't see the point, plus certain...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    Bespoke fragrances are not subject to IFRA regulations. So if it bothers you that much, getting a bespoke fragrance is one way to get around it
  73. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    Probably the worst fragrance I've ever tried. I think people tolerate it because of its strength, but the smell is awful
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    Re: Should I wear Aventus for a job interview

    You could wear it, but I wouldn't advise it. It's an alpha male type scent and that's not what you wanna project at a job interview. I'd say go GIT or nothing at all
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    33209
    Apple Brandy By Killian
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Excellent choice!
  77. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    Aventus is a much better fragrance. XXV is pretty good in its own right, but nothing special. Every time I go into a boutique with the intent on buying it, I always leave with something I like...
  78. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Awesome on a cool fall day. Very strong. I'd stay away from this in very warm weather. I love it because it didn't force oud in there where most other houses would, given the surrounding notes and...
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    Re: What's a good ambergris perfume?

    Eight & Bob edt. The ambergris and iris make a very nice combo in this one
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    Re: Are MFK ouds any good?

    The original oud is great. I'm not a fan of cashmere, silk or velvet mood. LM parfums Black oud is pretty good and around $200
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    Re: Go to work fragrance?

    I like platinum Egoiste for work settings
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    I'm not sure about this. There are some fragrances that are well made, that I have no interest in buying or wearing. Everything that smells good is not something you're gonna wanna wear
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    In my early 20's, I knew a guy who spent all his money on sneakers. He'd go without a decent meal for a week in order to buy rare and expensive sneakers. If you want something, you're gonna pay for...
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    Re: surprize surprize. hate for this but...

    Never heard of this
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    I know everybody has their houses that they 'stand by' but to me, this is just my opinion, he's putting out better fragrances than any niche brand out and I've tried them all. The thing I love about...
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood vs. Terre D'Hermes

    Me either. I've tried but it doesn't work for me
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    Love it. Big fan of Chyprès but I'm not sure I'd have use for a 'single note' patchouli
  88. Re: any recommendations from serge lutens manly scent?

    This 100%. This house is for mature women IMO
  89. Re: I just started dating. Best "Panty Dropper" fragrances for men?

    Sean John Unforgivable. Only fragrance that ever closed the deal for me 10+ years ago. Her better judgement said no, but unforgivable tipped the scales in my favor. Thank you Mr. Combs
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    Re: Name One Frag You Love And Explain Why

    Santal Imperial. It's very soft yet masculine. The citrus/tonka/sandalwood blend is seamless, it's a perfect blend. It feels like it was made for me because if i were to have a bespoke fragrance...
  91. Re: How would you rank fragrance families according to price?

    The original premise is pretty accurate. The exception being Roja Doves Scandal Pour Homme. Outside of that, those are usually inexpensive compared to woody orientals or leather Chyprès
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    Re: Best Fragrance with mint scent ?

    Good ones mentioned. I'll add vetiver royal bourbon by Oriza L. Legrand
  93. Re: If the polar vortex returns, what will you wear?

    Tuscan Leather
    Original Santal
    Dior Homme
    Oud by MFK
    Royal English Leather
    Fetish PH
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    Re: Does anyone else miss fragrance ignorance?

    Nah don't miss it. For me fragrance ignorance is would be picking up a scent like Tuscan Leather for a trip to the Caribbean in August because it smells good. When you know more, you make better...
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    Re: Your Collection.

    With every new bottle I add, I try to give something away to friends or relatives. If I'm wearing Dior Homme, do I really need tobacco vanille? They're not the same, but they're both sweet orientals...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather... Discuss

    Big fan of this one. Very distinct in what it's attempting to pull off. Notes come off clear and realistic
  97. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Year round? Ok how about:
    Ambre Topkapi
    Scandal PH
    Aventus
    Millesime Imperial
  98. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    Nuit Andalouse by MDCI
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    Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    Best overall smell of any creed I've tried. The only fault I find with it, is the unpredictable performance. Somedays it performs like a beast, other times it fades fast. I share your views of it...
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    Re: To pee or not to pee?

    How does it smell on its own?
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