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  1. Re: Gengis Khan - Vintage or reformulation ?

    Hi all, I haven't been around for a while but I thought I'd pop in and discuss the Gengis. It is still one of my favorites, and YES I purchased it pre-2012 and It is EDP. I have a bottle and I sold...
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    Re: Vintage Genghis Khan EDT

    I have two that I bought a few years ago and put in cold storage, These are EDP and they have atomizers...very confusing now that I look into it. Some old EDP with atomizers, some old EDP splash,...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Almost every Bond no 9 fragrance...they get an "A" for longevity and a "D-" for smell
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Agree...Sure, it's not a niche avant garde masterpiece, but it is inoffensive and light, and perfect for work. It is the top selling in the world so...
  5. Re: "Store-wide discounts! (excludes fragrances...)

    IMO, the Dept. Stores are shooting themselves in the foot. I've talked with many a SA who says how they have lost customers to "THE INTERNET". Well, they quit giving out samples, they refuse to put...
  6. "Store-wide discounts! (excludes fragrances...)

    Why is it every time a dept. store offers store-wide discounts, it ALWAYS excludes fragrances? Fragrances and Jewelry are the two largest mark-ups a dept. store has, yet every time a store sends me...
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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Pointless is as pointless does...
  8. Re: Shipping Fragrance to Germany from US - What's the best method ?

    So let me get this straight...In case the FBI reads this...You're advocating lying, doing something dangerous, and doing something illegal?
  9. Re: Shipping Fragrance to Germany from US - What's the best method ?

    Know that if you chose USPS, you will be intentionally breaking the law, and can be fined. Will you get caught? Probably not, BUT if you are, HUGE fine. There is NO WAY to legally ship fragrances...
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    I'm looking forward to trying Jubilation XXV and Epic Man... I've tried Gold Man and Interlude Man. I'm curious to 're-try' them as I was much less experienced in the area of note detection when...
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    Re: Do you know how to discuss fragrances?

    I was talking to a SA at a local mall dept. store in York, PA. She didn't know much about fragrances or notes, but she was trying to be helpful. She was Young and inexperienced. I steered the...
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    Re: The L'HBI Mystery Sample Pass!

    Great idea, not to complicate things, but what about international shipping? I have had A LOT of trouble with postal workers asking if there is any liquid, specifically fragrances in all packages I...
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    Re: Oldest Creed you own.

    LOL, What a coincidence... I own a 1760, James Henry Creed original bottle of Fragrance. This rare find was called "Crazy George" but this marketing strategy backfired when George III refused to...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    They ARE similar...they ARE NOT identical. It depends on your taste. If you don't mind spending $150 to have random people say "oh! I LOVE Cool Water" when they smell you...go for it. I bought GIT...
  15. Thread: Any truth?

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    Re: Any truth?

    I hesitate to believe any comparisons between Creeds and other frags. You will get the biases of Creed supporters who will swear on their mothers life that NOTHING smells similar to their favorite...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    I love how Creed manages to make every ingredient sound like It is sitting in The Palace of Versailles waiting for Oliver Creed himself to pick them up....Sigh....People buy into it so who am I to...
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    Vince Camuto for Men

    Anyone able to talk about the longevity of Vince Camuto for Men? I spritzed a card but had no room on my arm. Still smells good on paper, how about on skin...Any experiences?
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    Thank you all...

    My 1,000th post on Basenotes, and I have been a member for nearly a year now. Thank you all for your opinions, suggestions, and comments. You have helped me along in a hobby that I have grown to...
  19. Re: Fragrance suggestions for an early-30s male newbie?

    SMRGOL: Be careful. There are members who will tell you all dept. store fragrances are no good. This is simply not true. Go to a Macy's, or upscale dept. store and browse. Try the stuff out on...
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    Re: My New Theory...

    There are fragrances that have won respect b/c of how long they have been in production. Many (but not all) BN'ers give them respect. Example Chanel no 5
    There are fragrances that are popular by...
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    Re: Advice about Bond no. 9 fragrances

    LOL, I started this thread 9 months ago when I was new to Bn9...In those 9 months, I have tried over 20 of their frags. I became obsessed with the house b/c I loved the longevity/projection. I had...
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    Re: designer men's fragranes with jasmine?

    Probably thinking about Jasmine Full by Montale
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    Re: what does tuberose smell like?

    I like tuberose as a supporting note...like Mona di Orio's Tubereuse...I also love the way she used to say "Tuberose" in her thick French accent...We lost a great perfumer when she died.
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    Re: Do you know how to discuss fragrances?

    I LOVE to discuss notes with SA's but here in my neck of the woods, they usually have no idea about composition of frags, but seem willing to learn. Some will talk with me quite awhile if not busy,...
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    Re: Safe designer fragrance for mom?

    Coach makes a couple of nice fragrances...a coach bag would be a GREAT companion gift!
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    Re: Dior Homme If Getting DHI?

    I found Dior Homme to be generic, and slightly off-putting. It is NOT a generic citrus like many other. I kept getting a play-doh/ waxy/lipsick smell that I didn't care fore. I haven't tried DHI...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    I'm tiring of this thread...the OP borders on trolling, so I am going to unsubscribe. Sometimes I can tell when someone else is pulling my chain......
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only

    I have been on a "Pet Peeve" lately about all the new dept. store frags that smell exactly alike. I started a thread in "Starting Out" last week about that. After smelling the thousandth...
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    Givenchy Gentlemen Only

    I generally stay away from the citrus, pepper, and patchouli variation of "safe" dept. store fragrances...to my nose, they all smell alike. I ran across Givenchy Gentlemen Only, and at first spritz,...
  30. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    I know it seems as though this guy died naturally, but I HATE to hear about whales dying...they were hunted to near extinction for their oil, ambergris, and still are being killed by people who...
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    Re: Summer Creeds Question

    Does NOBODY else smell fermented apples in the top note of SMW? I've tried it several times and can't get past the vinegar/fermented apple smell...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    I'd make some smart comment about Creed cheerleaders fainting over every offering by the house...but that would mean that I would subscribe to a Creed thread....oh crap...where is that unsubscribe...
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    Re: Magazine samples

    Yes, Mumsy, it is actually fascinating. They spin the fragrance into microdroplettes, cover them with a polymer, wash them off, add glue and spray them into magazines. when you scratch, voila!...
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    Re: decanting splash bottles to spray

    As an aside...I always decant splash into atomizers. I think it smells completely different when atomized. I buy 3ml, 5ml, 10ml atomizers on EBAY and decant into them.
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    Magazine samples

    I am wondering what you all think of the flaps in magazines with fragrances squirted in them. On one hand I like sniffing something new, but I don't think it is really representational of the...
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    Re: Help Detecting Notes?

    Parfumsraffy may or may not have individual notes you need like norlimbanol, vetiver, ambroxan. They tend to have "sex on the beach" or "spring rain" Not notes at all but fragrance mixes...Try...
  37. Re: A Few Words on Listed Content and Real Content of Perfume in Bottles

    Thanks for the update...companies that foster good will by correcting (real or perceived) problems gain a strong customer base. I find smaller companies WAY more accommodating than larger companies. ...
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    Re: Help Detecting Notes?

    I did both...I tried many fragrances with oud, or vetiver, or some note, until I kinda could recognize that note. Some notes I sniffed the oil of that note straight. Perfumer's Apprentice is a...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Money does talk, but IFRA has been overly hard on the industry in the past years. I get angry when regulatory industries try to tell me what is best for me. Ben Goldacre, a wonderful British...
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    Re: Why do some scents make us react so?

    Yes, there is definitely a difference between casual dislike for a fragrance, strong dislike, and outright fingernails on a chalkboard, can't wait to get something off. I compare it with food, there...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    (rolling my eyes...) The American Dream...to lie to people and get rich
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Thanks! It's amazing how people like sheep will follow total idiots spouting pseudo-scientific dribble with no proof, and believe stuff with no scientific evidence whatsoever...throwing your money...
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    Re: Why do some scents make us react so?

    I too appreciate each as different, and there are many I wouldn't own that don't make me react negatively, but I believe if you try enough fragrances, you WILL find one that you will need to scrub...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    The opposite is quite true...with politicians taking on a nanny role in protecting us from anything and everything, the food industry, big pharma, cosmetics often have their hands tied as to what...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    I am working on writing a new book, part of it concerns how one can use statistics, and pseudo-science without proof to bolster any claim...children in Great Brittan DIED of measles when some idiots...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    The Lay-person's idea of "chemicals" is a falicy. EVERYTHING is chemicals. Whatever Uber-expensive Vegan Organic food you eat or soap you use is chemicals. Nature is chemicals. PERIOD...The...
  47. Re: My fragrance journey has come to and end. My last bottle.

    Fragrances are sort of like eating the same meal every night. You can have a set of fragrances you enjoy, but without adding something new, you will get bored. I bet you "spice up your perfume...
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    UUUGGGG! You'd smell like Rotten fermented apples in your coffin!
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    Re: Longevity vs touch-ups

    I guess if one has money to burn, and can afford to use twice as much juice during the same amount of time, doesn't mind having to root through a bag to find one's atomizer, find a quiet spot and...
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    Re: Longevity vs touch-ups

    Wow...That's like saying "I used to have a car that got 40 miles/gallon, but I prefer a car that only gets 5 miles/gallon so I can go to the gas station more!!!
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    Re: Longevity vs touch-ups

    I do own some inexpensive fragrances that don't last all day, and I do reapply them
    BUT if I pay hundreds of dollars for a bottle of fragrance, it better darn well last me 8hrs. I RESENT having...
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    I would attack the house of Creed with a vengeance. First SMW GONE. then OV, Royal Water...ALL GONE. I would hold MI hostage until they spent a little more money to make the rest of their frags...
  53. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    The devil would sit me beside Oliver Creed who would be spraying Creed Original Vetiver...or Creed MI...or Creed Royal Water
  54. Re: You know those mall kiosk brands? Well I ended up actually liking one of them.

    Don't judge a fragrance by its price. I have found 'gems' that were under $50. True you have to do some looking b/c often they use inferior ingredients or their longevity isn't always great. My...
  55. Re: You know those mall kiosk brands? Well I ended up actually liking one of them.

    Thallium Black is even better. I too saw it at the mall, bought it for $11 on EBAY, and LOVE it . It's longevity beats many $300 Creeds... It's a linear Apple and spice frag. but I can smell it...
  56. Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Power to the People!!! :tongue::tongue::tongue:
  57. Thread: Holy Grail

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    Re: Holy Grail

    RIGHT...This is what I mean...I don't believe I will ever find that Perfect fragrance...even when I come close, I still think a better one is around the corner
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Perhaps...It was like putting pure essential oils that I dilute in a fragrance warmer right onto my skin. The wafting smell dispersed in a warmer is wonderful, but putting it straight on my skin...
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    Re: Memoir Man and Royal Oud - similar?

    LOL
    Royal Celan
    Royal English Leather
    royal oud
    royal delight
    royal Scottish lavender
    Royal Service
    Royal Water

    Presumptuous stuck up lot!!!
  60. Thread: Holy Grail

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    Holy Grail

    I've seen others mention it...searching for that 'Holy Grail' of fragrances. I don't do it consciously, but in the back of my mind there is always the idea that somewhere out there is the one...
  61. Re: does anyone know the name of this perfume?

    I LOVE a thread with a happy ending.:cheesy:
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Not sure if the slot is still open, I would like to try Sample pack #3 if available.
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    Re: Chili Pepper Vibe

    Another vote for Piment Brulant...It is exquisite.
  64. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    Mona di Orio Vetyver...the ginger note would go perfectly with that whole scenario. Or you could do Creed M.I. If you wanted to smell like a giant artificial Watermelon candy!
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    Re: Memoir Man and Royal Oud - similar?

    Sold my bottle of Royal Oud. Doesn't last worth a darn on me. Smells great for an hour, then nothing. Darn Creeds...:laugh: Amouage M.M. Much higher quality but for the money, I will take Opus VI...
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    Re: Tribute Attar question

    It is the most wonderful smelling fragrance in my wardrobe. Smokey rose, Frankincense, an oil that only needs a daub on each side of the neck. It projects like crazy, has wonderful sillage, doesn't...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    To me...it isn't necessarily too projective...it's more like every note, every nuance is turned up full blast. In an orchestra, sometimes the brass section is barely audible, then the strings are...
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    Re: I betcha ....

    There is no middle ground with Dark Aoud...people either love or hate it. It is strong, a monster projector, and lasts all day. It has a sharp oud that is unlike anything else...I would definately...
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    Re: Seek advice on Bay Rum

    Vetiver is green lush, almost cloying smell. I can only take it in very small amounts. Bay rum is spicy. I have an EdC splash called Chesapeake Bay Spyce which is alot of Bayrum. I love it, kind...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I loved the Jeke when I sniffed it, but had to wash it off after an hour b/c it was so strong it nauseated me. I finally put a drop behind each knee and occasionally caught a whiff that way, any...
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    Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    horribly gaudy bottle and the generic smell, I can't say I'm fond of them either...
    It's like they brought in a heard of pre-teens and asked which scent was their favorite, which bottle design they...
  72. Re: Has anyone ever put cologne into their unscented body wash or something like that?

    I have some bottles of fragrances I don't wear anymore, and I sometimes squirt them into the Whirlpool tub with the bubble bath. The heat of the water makes the whole bathroom smell good!!
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    Re: Do as I say, not as I do.

    Plus resale value of an Amouage Attar is high if you tire of it, but If you buy Acqua di Gio, use it and get tired of it...you might as well use it for bathroom deodorizer...you can't resell a used...
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    Re: Which Heeley?

    I agree. I have never smelled a mint frag that was as natural as Menthe Fraiche, BUT it is a fleeting fragrance. I like Cardinal and Oranges & Lemons say the Bells of St. Clements... OK, OK, I only...
  75. Re: Trouble differentiating Dept. store fragrances...

    That makes me feel better...I am NOT an expert nose, I can't always list notes from a sniff...but I do pride myself on having learned alot in the past several years of this hobby. I am NOT saying I...
  76. Re: Trouble differentiating Dept. store fragrances...

    I have frags that are inexpensive and unique. Polo original, 1 Million, Fahrenheit, even Bath and Body works fragrances, A*Men..the list goes on. Frags you can Identify at first sniff. Just b/c...
  77. Re: Trouble differentiating Dept. store fragrances...

    I'm holding the cards from 5hrs ago, sniffing
    D&G The One: Citrusy Powder
    D&G Pour Homme: Citrusy Powder
    Armani Code: Citrusy Powder
    Gucci Guilty: Citrusy Powder
    Gucci Guilty Black:...
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    Re: Why do some scents make us react so?

    I think I get certain ideas in my head and can't get rid of them. The first time I smelled Creed Silver Mountain Water I got a vinegar/rotten apple note. I grew up near apple orchards and the...
  79. Re: Trouble differentiating Dept. store fragrances...

    RIGHT~ I can tell all of the above apart, and if you handed me a card, I could name each of those...My point is many of the 'cookie-cutter' frags I smell (like the ones I named) are too close for me...
  80. Trouble differentiating Dept. store fragrances...

    I had some time to kill, so went to Macy's. At the risk of sounding like a fragrance snob...much of it smelled exactly the same! I sniffed D&G The One, D&G Pour Homme, Armani Code, Gucci Guilty,...
  81. Thread: Gap Grass

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    Gap Grass

    I used to own a metal atomizer of Grass by Gap. It held about 10mls and was pressurized brushed aluminum. I can't find a picture of it anywhere! Looks like Grass was only sold in see-through...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Yep, that is the one. I LOVE the way she pronounces Vetiver and Tuberose...It sounds soooo.....French! BTW I am subscribed to your Youtube reviews...you do a good job!
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    Why do some scents make us react so?

    I've often wondered why some fragrances make us react by scrubbing them off. We all have had that frag that we used soap, water, lotion, etc. to get it off our skin. We react with disgust to many...
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    Re: large bottles needed

    www.Fendrihan.com
  85. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    I know the Creed cheerleaders will all chirp in and disagree...but I LOVE Himalaya and it only last 30min MAX on me. I've asked impartial people to take a whiff...gone. What a waste of money
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    I DO enjoy watching the actual Perfumers discuss their creations...There is a great one of the late Mona di Orio discussing her line of frags...BUT like I said before, I know since they created the...
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    Re: This seems like a bad investment...

    THAT is funny!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Right...They are NOT an explosion of chemicals like most Bond no 9's...They are definitely natural. I love Avante Garde and wanted desperately to like them. I believe that if I daubed rather than...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I've tried virtually all Slumberhouse frags...including many discontinued ones. My issue is that most have every note turned up full volume. They overwhelm and I tire of them quickly. ...
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    Re: This seems like a bad investment...

    LOL 3 times Retail!!! Sounds like EBAY...
  91. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    Bought a new bottle last month...I owned it in 1983. The top note is different but it quickly dries down to the same frag. I remember. All in all, It has great longevity, projection, and sillage....
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    Re: Do you really care for your fragrances?

    One thing that does compel me is the search for that perfect fragrance that will attack me deeply and emotionally. There are some that I sniff over and over during the day, they speak to me...but I...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    The thing about the internet is that it gives everyone the opportunity to be famous. It used to be that you had to have some talent, or pay your dues before you were seen by millions...now you just...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    when bored, I watch a choice few reviewers...mainly SmellyThoughts who seems to have the same taste as me, and 8RK7 who I also enjoy. Some are obnoxious, and I agree with others here, my Attention...
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    Re: Number of sprays

    I've given this analogy before. If you took a bottlecap full of gasoline/petrol and carefully dumped in in the middle of your garage floor, you will get a localized smell of gas you could only...
  96. Re: Some laugh... "Tell me your best, strangest, incredible buyl!"

    My luck with fragrance deals is mainly small deals.. like I said in a previous post retail is for suckers, I once added up what I had paid for my collection, and what retail would have cost me and I...
  97. Re: A Few Words on Listed Content and Real Content of Perfume in Bottles

    I am NOT equating perfume with pharmaceuticals, BUT every bottle of liquid medication holds precisely as much as it is labeled to hold. There is no 'close enough' What I am saying is the...
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    Re: Amouage Honour bottle

    Sand and camel hair shows you it is a genuine product from Oman!!!
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    Re: Amouage Opus VI

    My favorite Amber is Bond no 9 New York Amber. NOT typical amber but it blows me away. I Love Opus VI also, but i think of it as more spice than amber. The price of both can be a deterrent...
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    Re: Number of sprays

    It REALLY depends on the fragrance. Some like Creed Himalaya, and most Penhaligon's are ZERO projectors. They smell nice only at very close range. I wear them on my neck and upper chest to let the...
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