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  1. Re: Azzaro Visit? Opinions of currrent basenoters are needed!

    One of my favorites. I have expensive stuff... and it's as good as any of them. Cedar is great - and lasts all day.
  2. Re: Anyone else get nothing but patchouli in Amen?

    I wear Amen all the time... so I feel qualified to answer here.


    Tar is the main focus for 30 minutes. Then its chocolate\caramel\vanilla for 4 hours. Patchouli usually hits me on my clothes the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I don't get it. I have had 6 bottles from various years, and aside from a slightly more powerful version in 2010, I have had no issues with
    Aventus or it's batches. The 2013 batches I have had...
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    ......Quorum!
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    Re: Bottega veneta pour homme

    I am a third of the way through my bottle of this stuff.
    It's not a powerhouse, but that's not my style. I am a habitual oversprayer - but tend to lean toward lighter stuff that doesn't offend...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    This always changes slightly when the colder months arrive in the Midwest.
    As of Christmas Eve:

    Bottega Veneta Homme
    A*Men and flankers
    Aventus
    Guerlain Heritage
    Carven Vetiver
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    I have a few of those. Aventus is the only one in the top 10. Based on the others we have different tastes, so only one of my top 10 is in yours.
    Smell is subjective - always cool to see what other...
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    Poll: Re: Which batch of Aventus do you like more?

    If anyone has a few bucks and wants to invest in a reality show,
    inbox me.

    It's going to be taped in the customer service department for an online perfume discounter...specifically the poor...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    A*Men
    Aventus
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Geurlain Heritage
    Arrogant (English Laundry)
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    Bond has a ridiculous amount of stuff that (to me) smells simlair.
    Of the many offerings I have tested, I own two. Even the bottles I own are rarely used. Wall Steet is an amazing scent for 2 hours,...
  11. Re: Almost empty bottle of Aventus for $100. People are ridiculous!

    Says the guy with DHI as his avatar...

    Hype indeed. The most discussed fragrance (probably ever) and here is another thread dedicated to it. Hype happens before a product is launched. Marketing...
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    My son has been diagnosed as Bipolar...he's 8...need to lead with that. He has some behavior issues.

    He started obsessing over hygiene very early. Soap, toothpaste, hair...
    As incentive for good...
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    Re: Tried Quorum Today: A mistake

    Quorum has its purposes:

    It is the best thing going if you are an antisocial and do not want strangers sitting next to you at orientation...

    If you want to make sure the meeting ends on...
  14. Re: New member looking for opinions on fragrances and or suggestions

    Of the ones listed, the most complimented, longest lasting and crowd pleaser award goes to Platinum Egoiste.
    Midnight in Paris is not an everyday scent for me...but it rules for romantic evenings. ...
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    Re: banana note frags?

    +1 without question
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    Re: Citrus-barbershop

    Look no further than Dunhill Pursuit
    Great fragrance and super price. It is exactly citrus/barber.
  17. Re: Looking for an aquatic-peppery masculine scent

    Cartier Déclaration d'Un Soir

    Not really a big fan of Cartier as a whole...but this one is super good. Pepper up top and a clean/aquatic thing all the way through.
    It's probably the only pepper...
  18. Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    I would pick up as many bottles of Dunhill X-Centric that I could afford.
    GPH 1 would be my second choice.
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    Re: Requesting info on Guerlain Vetiver

    Have this on today. ALEX - thanks for picking one up for me.
    Wondering what year its from because its darn near perfect. I have tried a bunch of GV in its various incarnations (Extreme, Frozen,...
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Thread

    I am going with my tried and true, although it is in a different form this year. Thanks to a forum member, I get to wear Vintage Guerlain EdC.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Ross at St. Louis Outlet Mall (formerly Mills):
    John Varvatos Artisian Black 4.2 OZ $39
    Bvlgari Extreme 1.7oz $39
    Blvgari Man 1.7oz $39
    Blvgari Black 1oz $29
    Azzaro PH L'Eau 3.4oz $39
    Leau di...
  22. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    Heritage has a citrusy/musky opening and has a really good patchouli heart. Clearly you know your Guerlain. I wore LIDGE for a while and had the same issue as the OP. It was almost too syrupy for me....
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Was auditing some of the collection last week...and decided to retire a few: Tattoo, Royal Copenhagen didn't make the cut. Ice Men and Guess Seductive are in. I like this photo because my 7 year old...
  24. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    Have you tried Heritage? I like LIDGE...but its not really my style. Heritage is darker, and they share some common ground.
  25. Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Creed BdP and the most recent....Houbigant Fougere Royale. I smelled it on a dude in an elevator and thought it reeked. Didn't have a clue as to what it was until I tested it. Maybe my nose is...
  26. Re: 1 Million & A*Men...which one attracts more female attention?

    A*Men for my crowd of thirty-somethings. Never had a complaint with any of the Mugler line. Lots of good feedback - and I usually go heavy on the trigger.
  27. Re: Define Your Personal Financial Limit Regarding Single Purchases

    This is a tough one. I am prone to manic highs and when I am on a bender, fragrance enhances this trait. Maybe its the stimulation...or spending money on something I enjoy is better than Prozac.

    I...
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    Re: I finally smelled Creed today!!

    I knew you would come around.
  29. Re: Do you REALLY like it...or are you forcing yourself to like it?

    I guess the reason I brought it up is that BN is a hype machine and I see people change their minds on stuff over time.
    Encre Noir is a good example. Aventus too. There is a group think element in...
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    Re: Pure Havane

    Pure Havane was my go to over the summer. Really easy to wear and definitely has the tobacco for the first 3-4 hours.
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    Re: Pure leather, good?

    I wear all of the flankers and A*Men is a regular for me.
    Pure Leather is the closest to its name than any of the others. Its just not hyped as much as Malt and Havane.
    I get leather for 4 hours...
  32. Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
  33. Re: I want to say "wooow!!!" again for a scent.

    Guerlain Vetiver changed the game for me...it was - and still is the scent by which I measure all others.
    I'm a big fan of the house in general. Classy, Quality...and interesting.
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    Re: I finally smelled Creed today!!

    They only carry it at Neimann in St. Louis. I am not a fan of the store itself, but the SA is a cool dude and is honest about what goes out the door and his personal tastes...regardless of whether...
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    Re: Saffron Based Frag's

    Jack Black Signature Black Mark
    Nordstroms carries it...very nice saffron note in that one.
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    Re: What would you get from Sephora if...

    PE would be my #1...but Dior Homme is not in most department stores here, and Sephora always has it...so that would be 2.
    GPH II is my fave of the three...but I have a great local source already.
  37. Re: New Fragrance: Tommy Hilfiger - Hilfiger Man Sport

    Finally found this one.I was kind of surprised, because I expected something along the lines of CK Free. It's an exact clone of MJ Legend. the only problem is, it's being sold for 50 bucks and I can...
  38. Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    I usually hover around 100-110. Of those, I might wear 5 consistently...though everything gets worn.
    It's really a matter of mood and dress for me. My go to frags are:
    Platinum Egoiste
    Aventus...
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    Re: Requesting info on Guerlain Vetiver

    That is absolutely cool. Report back on the smell. Id be interested as well.
  40. Re: Do you REALLY like it...or are you forcing yourself to like it?

    Indeed...Habit Rouge is an enigma. It's legendary - but so was Liberace and I never got him either, though I thought he had unreal talent.
    And with HR, I will acknowledge it's craftsmanship and...
  41. Re: Do you REALLY like it...or are you forcing yourself to like it?

    If I felt this way, I would not have most of the stuff in my regular rotation. Hated A*Men enough that I eventually came to lover it. Disliked Platinum Egoiste at first and its my favorite summer...
  42. Do you REALLY like it...or are you forcing yourself to like it?

    This post is about being honest with yourself...

    Are there bottles in your stash that you wanted to like, but didn't- for whatever reason? Could be any number of things that put you in this...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I

    I got my 100mls FREE from Sephora...they had it in a display window, but it was next to GPHII.
    She didn't want to sell it to me. Ended up buying something else and as I was leaving...handed it to me.
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    Re: Would I like Habit Rouge?

    Exactly. I like HR...nobody I wear it around cares for it though. HERITAGE is similar, just not as loud. I have the stuff in your favorites list, and nothing compares to HR.
  45. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Azzaro Visit
    Cerutti Image Harmony
    Dunhill Desire Blue
    Guess Seductive
    Brooks Brothers Black Fleece (Red)
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    Re: Pure Shot: Worthy of a Purchase?

    I like it as a post workout cologne. Fruit-chouli stuff is my bag I guess. Its not for everyone. There is a period in its evolution that reminds me of Aventus. 5 hours on me...strangely, one of my...
  47. Re: Deluxe Mini Set by English Laundry...first impressions

    I wear Notting Hill and Arrogant regularly. Both are terrific...and (for me)
    last all day. Very underrated house. I also like Riviera...cool packaging if you are into
    the marketing side of things....
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    Re: Creed Aventus deal, Is this for real?

    Look at the site...does it look professional? Do the photos of the packaging look legit?
    Ill buy from Fragrancenet all day at a discount. Not from this place. Use common sense.
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    The post 2012 version...the crappier one that came out when they put restrictions on synthetic aquatic notes.
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    Re: Was at the Guerlain Boutique today

    Its in the Pallazo...across the street and down a ways.
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Czech and Speake 88
    Azzaro Chrome Legend
    Nautica Voyage
    Aventus
    Pure Shot
  52. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Always love when the 'I hate Aventus' club posts in these threads...
    Every negative post bumps the thread back to the top of the pile.
    Surely there is a thread about another perfume that is...
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Lately its been Mugler Cologne or Le Male in a light dusting.
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    Re: Best Celebrity Fragrance?

    I like Unforgivable, MJ Legend - and Success by Trump even though
    many dont care for 'The Donald' or his fragrance line.
  55. Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Its pretty new, but I like Hugo Red by Hugo Boss
  56. Re: Does Anyone like Donald Trump's "Success"?

    Its a knock off of Bond's Wall Street...and it can be had
    for a 10th of the price. Acceptable frag...good for summer.
  57. Re: What is your favorite TV character wearing?

    Kenny Powers (Eastnound and Down) - Fierce by A&F
    Really wants to wear an elitist frag like Aventus, but goes
    with what he knows will work on high school girls.
  58. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Gucci PH
    Aventus
    Rive Gauche
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    Re: Booze, smoke and leather

    +1 on Micheal...nail on the head.
  60. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    That will fit nicely into the space your Mitsouko used to reside in ;)
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    Re: New - Fan di Fendi Pour Homme Acqua

    When did Creed start writing Fendi's marketing materials?
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    Re: Most classic male fragrance?

    Maybe Dunhill 1934...
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    Re: New cologne for work.

    +1 :)
  64. Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    I like it...but Boss NO1 is more my speed. I think the coriander is overdone.
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    Eau Sauvage and Colonia Essenza
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    Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    I am that guy. People know me by what I'm wearing.

    I work in sales, and I have people in some offices that want me to give them decants for husbands, partners etc.
    Some guys collect baseball...
  67. Re: Thoughts, what fragrance best fits this picture?- Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Micheal Kors - Michael

    Gasoline, leather, pipe tobacco...cool.
  68. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    The Voice of Reason - Gorilla Perfume
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    Re: What is your #1 head turning scent?

    In order:
    Aventus
    Midnight in Paris
    Wall Street
    Platinum Egoiste
    Hugo Boss Red - just started wearing it. Great stuff!
  70. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Creed and Dunhill
  71. Re: Fruit-Chouli Options...Need some opinions Please

    Just an update....Lapidus PH is exactly what I was looking for.
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    Re: Your 10 Modern Masterpieces?

    Gucci PH 1
    The Voice of Reason - Gorilla Perfume
    Aventus
    MILLESIME Imperial
    New Haarlem
    Himalaya
    Egoiste Platinum
    AMen Pure Leather
    Midnight in Paris
    Rive Gauche
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    Re: Scent for run-down strip club

    Dirty English or Pure Leather is my usual choice
  74. Re: Would I get drunk if I drink a shot of Aventus?

    So what would you suggest I name my son?
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    Boss Number 1 - Above all else
    Czech and Speake No. 88
    Green Irish Tweed
  76. Re: What would you name your own fragrance creation?

    I'd call mine 'Filthy' or 'Battlefield' but I'd put it in French terms for cred....and give it a backstory.
    Or how about 'Char'?
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    Re: Is There a Complex, Full Bodied Aquatic?

    I like Dunhill Desire Blue.
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    I wear Aventus almost daily...and even though you were probably kidding, I wondered the exact same thing.

    Creed for me is not an elitist thing, I just like the 6 bottles I have. However, this...
  79. Re: Frag that is still fresh suddenly smell sour on you?

    I have two that sour on me...and from what I've read, it's common in at least one.

    Bond No. 9 - Wall Street. I love the fresh smell, but have to spray it on my clothes or it sours after 3 hours on...
  80. Re: Finally pulled the trigger and bought a bottle of MJ Bang.

    I have it - and I like to layer it with Azzaro Chrome Legend. A light dusting of Bang with a light dusting of Legend.
    Overdoing it on either will require Tums.

    Bang is heavy on the pepper for the...
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    Re: Favorite fragrance names

    The Voice of Reason
    Eau Sauvage
    Dirty English
    Habit Rouge
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    Re: Guerlain: Derby

    I did not wear any fragrance when I stopped in the boutique. I was planning on spending some coin on Derby - maybe my hopes were too high.

    I pumped a good spray on each wrist and one to the chest....
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    Re: Tried Aventus and not that impressed

    I find from personal experience that holding a broad sword helps.
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    Re: Guerlain: Derby

    I am going to have to go against the grain here...
    I was in Vegas on vacation and stopped in to the Guerlain
    boutique to test both Jicky and Derby.

    Did not enjoy either. I knew I would not...
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    Re: Top 5 Spring Fragrances

    For Spring 2013....

    AVENTUS
    Dunhill Fresh
    Wall Street
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Platinum Egoiste
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    Yep. Quorum - I only wear when I want to be antisocial.

    Habit Rouge and Tom Ford Noir are disliked by a lot of
    people I socialize with, so I am safer around them. I save
    them for special...
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    Re: Took a chance on ebay Aventus

    Good God. Relax. It's real....I have had black logos and gold logos. If it was a ...
    fake, you'd know by the smell.
    .
  88. Re: Why do people say Guerlain Vetiver smells "ancient"?

    I am in my late 30's and I get compliments from lots of ladies in
    my own age group. Not quite ancient. Might be mature
    for a college kid.
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    Re: a must-have for every man's collection

    Egoiste Platinum
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    This is what a Creed rep in STL told me...almost verbatim.
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    Re: Channel: Platinum Egoiste

    For me, there is no better work fragrance...10/10
  92. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Aventus
    GPH I
    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Creed Fragrance Analysis

    If the buying public feels that the mystique is crap and prices are not justified....why are they still around?
    Business 101 - if you give something away there is no perceived value. Don't fault...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I've owned that lot. It's legit. I have had a lot of Creed caps
    That are loose fitting. I wish they'd fix that problem, but otherwise everything seems to be good. Enjoy.
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    Re: VC&A Midnight in Paris Blindbuy safe?

    Everytime I wear it, I get Inquiries as to what it is.
    Lots of positive feedback... And I dig it too.
    I should mention that it was a blind by for me as well.

    Do it.
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    Re: Inexpensive pure orange scents?

    I like Dunhill Pursuit....nice mandarin for under 50 bucks.
  97. Re: Does anyone know where I could get Lush products below retail prices?

    I have a 7 ml size of the Voice of Reason.
    That should last 6 months. I think it cost 25 USD with shipping.
    It's pretty powerful stuff... and I find it to be a great value for what it costs.
  98. Re: What is it about Azzaro PH that I hate?

    Exactly this. Word for word.
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    Re: AMen Pure Leather??

    Changed my mind on this one...I must have had a cold when I sampled it.

    Superb. An improvement over the original.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    I used to have a lot more...friends tend to leave with stuff.
    Grey Market outlet dealers usually have them in abundance.
    Thanks :)
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