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    Poll: Re: Serge Lutens Deal - Which other bottle?!

    Forget about Fumerie Turque, no way you ll like it. I do quite like smokey frags but this one is just too much for me. Had to swap it quickly when I bought it. Not for me.
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    Re: Most underrated house

    Profumum.
  3. Thread: Eau d'Italie

    by Roc_Xel
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    Re: Eau d'Italie

    To me !! And I still love it ;)

    Very good house. Paestum, magnolia, Bois D ombrie, Sienne, baume du doge, all are worth trying imo.
  4. Re: Just for fun.. Help me pick out for my weekend trip to London.

    I would definitely go with Cartier Declaration of this list.
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    Re: New from Amouage

    Lol !
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    Re: Good Idea / Strategy here?

    Agreed, only skin will tell. Paper is always nice, yet never enough to really know how it will be on your skin.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 21, 2011

    Profumum - Dulcis in Fundo.
  8. Re: Looking for a fragrance for no more than $80

    Rive Gauche, great suggestion.

    Cartier declaration, probably still my fav designer fragrance today.

    Caron 3e homme would be pretty good too I think.
  9. Thread: Amouage Attar

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    Re: Amouage Attar

    So annoying... Hate huge variations like that. Was considering buying either homage or tribute but that makes me think twice about it for sure.
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    Poll: Re: Help me choose my next purchase!

    For me, only one master piece in this list.

    LDDM.
  11. Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Probably one of the house most worthy of the praise imo.

    Dont care for Gold though, it s not for me. But Lyric, Silver, Jub XXV, Reflection, Opus V and above all of them Epic are fantastic. Not...
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Forget It!

    I do really care for the non exclusive ones. Many of them, my fav being, unsurprisingly Rose 31.

    Tried all the exclusive ones except gaiac, and have really not been impressed. Even baie rose which...
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    Re: Santal 33 laundry detergent at Luckyscent

    My thoughts exactly. I don t mind spending 300 bucks for Epic but I would not spend 45 bucks for a detergent. Even though I own and like Santal 33.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur-Sex in a bottle

    Never really got the sex references. For some reason I got a little bit tired of it. It has been sitting on my shelves for quite a few years and I hardly ever reach for it. I did like it a lot in the...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs Lyric Man

    Love both. At first I was clearly prefering JUB XXV but after many wearings of both, if I had to keep one it would be Lyric. It grew on me a lot.

    None of them come close to Epic in my book though...
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    Re: Santal 33 Le Labo

    Never regreted purchasing it. It is a little too short-lived for my taste, I usually get a usual 4-5 hours, but I do love what I got during that time.
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    Re: Two new Profumums

    Love the house. And can't wait to try both of them.

    I happen to like a non cheap and well balanced coconut note, such as the one in Carnal Flower pre-2008. (snif)

    These two go high on my "to...
  18. Re: Lubin Idole EDP...........any word if it's released yet?

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing your impressions. Can t wait to try it. Also, pretty decent samples Aedes threw in as well I have to say.
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    Re: Popularity - Czech & Speake

    Never could get past the "dirty" or foul note in Cuba, which means I simply dont like the frag.

    But I Looooooooove 88, own and really like the easy to wear Neroli, and Oxford and Cambridge might...
  20. Re: Vetyver, an all times classic... but what is the best Vetyver available and why?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Malle,
    Sycomore
    Grey Vetiver TF

    Honorable mention to Sel de Vetiver by TPC
  21. Poll: Re: Vetiver Extraordinaire or French Lover/Bois d'Orage

    Own both and if I had to chose one it would not be easy.

    VE is probably my fav vetiver of them all, yet Vetiver is not one of my favorite note.

    I think I would pick French Lover first. But not...
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    Re: your top 5 creeds at the moment 2011

    1. Aventus
    2. Royal Oud
    3. GIT
    4. SMW
    5. MI
  23. Re: Never Say Never - First Bad Bottle of Creed - Silver Mountain Water

    Sorry to hear about that.

    Yet I find it weird that people only question your retailer and not Creed itself (not that I have anything positive to say about said retailer, which I never tried yet)....
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    Re: Great Ebay deals on bottles and sample (lately I'm addicted to the site)

    Sorry to polute the topic, but I ll be short and it s precisely in this topic that I can find some help I think.

    Whenever I search for frags on Ebay, as soon as I click one of the fragrance ad...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau

    Tried it yesterday for the first time, surprisingly, and, much less surprisingly, ended up buying a bottle right away.

    I find it very interesting, as most Lutens, but totally wearable. For me...
  26. Thread: Amouage Opus V

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    Re: Amouage Opus V

    Mostly agree.

    Went to NYC for the week end and one of my close friend gave me a HUGE decant of it as she works in the industry.
    Honnestly this has to be the strongest perfume I ever came across....
  27. Thread: Amouage Opus V

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    Re: Amouage Opus V

    double post
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    Re: Excitement...Excitement...Anti-climax

    TF, Tobacco Vanille, totally unimpressed.
    Almost all of the Parfumerie Generale line
    Malle, Geranium pour Monsieur, Malle is among my very favorite house but I don t wanna smell like a dentist...
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    Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Seems like you are indeed, because Reflection is not a gourmand. It is.. an APOM though ;) !!
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    Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    You have to be kidding me guys. Again, unfortunately i can t do a direct comparison as my beloved amouage is back in Europe, but I own the juice and during at least the first 30 min if felt when...
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    APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I m sure it must have been mentioned somewhere but could not find it, and I read all the APOM reviews and did not find any mention about Reflection.

    I have new samples which arrived from TPC last...
  32. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    This is exactly, and I mean exactly, my opinion as well.

    Just got samples of the whole line, knew apom and lumiere noire already but not the others. Don t care for pour le soir, love apom and Le...
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    Re: Lyric Man today.

    Was everything but overwhelmed when trying it the first 2-3 times on my wirsts.

    When giving it finally a full wearing, I was amazed. Fantastic fragrance, sillage is perfect and you get waves of it...
  34. Re: Turn your Swag on. What is your most unisex Frag you can pull of with Confidence.

    Carnal.
  35. Re: Lubin Idole EDP...........any word if it's released yet?

    Cant wait to test it. Almost bluying it blind but I know I should know better. Have not blind bought for 2-3 years and for a reason.
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    Re: A cozy night by the fireplace

    Very cool pic.

    For me, considering a cozy night at the fire place, Epic Man would probably be my choice.
  37. Thread: Carnal Flower

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    Re: Carnal Flower

    Also, the colour is slightly different. The "new" juice is yellow and kind of greenish although more yellow, the old one I still have some drops of is yellow much darker, with some orange or light...
  38. Thread: Carnal Flower

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    Re: Carnal Flower

    Sad day.

    I wanted to make sure so ordered spray samples from tpc. Carnal flower as I knew it is indeed "dead".

    My second bottle was not a bad one, the juice i m smelling right now is exactly...
  39. Thread: Carnal Flower

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    Re: Carnal Flower

    Upping the thread since I did not get any answer of my post (see 2 posts above), any info on differences between bottles or a possible reformulation, taming the coconut and solar effect and making...
  40. Thread: Carnal Flower

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    Re: Carnal Flower

    Guys got a question for long time fans of this amazing frag (petruccijc ^^ )

    Carnal Flower is in my book one of the best fragrance ever created. Yet I wonder if you guys who know it for a while...
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    Re: Nice Guys Finish Last !!!

    Caron, Pour un homme
    Cartier, Declaration (a bit after 1990 but one of Ellena's first masterpiece)
    Guerlain, Habit Rouge
    Caron, 3è Homme
  42. Re: Pretend you've never smelled any bottled scent. What would you be attracted to immediately?

    Surprisingly maybe Lavender,

    Caron pour un Homme or C&S's one.

    After some sampling though and with a slighly more educated nose, probably Rose.
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    Re: Le Labo........much ado about nothing.....

    I find it weird to pass on le labo if you have not even tried their rose or vanille. Don't be discouraged by the SA and just try the juice !

    I buy mine at Barneys so no SA problem but as a matter...
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    Re: Amouage Honour Man: Review

    Wow what a great review. A pleasure for the eyes and the nose to read it. Obviously I am very excited to try it. I will go to Aedes today and see if they got samples already.
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    Re: Amouage for spring & summer..

    One of my fav house..

    For nice weather I would go with either Reflection or Lyric man, and Silver for the night.

    Lyric seems a bit boring and common when sampled, yet give it a full wearing...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - June 2011

    One of my all time HG. Been using samples, lots of them, for the last 12 month, when last 5 ml sample ran out I just knew this time I had to buy it.
    ...
  47. Re: Amouage Lyric for Men is a great dry down scent

    I tried Lyric man several time on my wirst, having a 2 ml sample. I always got bored and found it kind of generic and not interesting. However, 2 weeks ago I gave it a full wearing and I ve been very...
  48. Thread: Chergui

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    Re: Chergui

    Exactly the same. In the beginning I really thought it was great in longevity but it is almost as if once the bottle is opened longevity is shorter everytime I wear it. Still love it but it gets to a...
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    Re: Serge Lutens's compliments

    Daim Blond and Chergui get me compliments, that 's about it so far with SL !
  50. Thread: Light Rose

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    Re: Light Rose

    Washington Black Tie and Paestum Rose would be my suggestions, nice rose but not too overpowering indeed.
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    Re: What Should I Buy In Paris?

    Agreed about lutens and Montale for sure, would pay a visit to Guerlain as well.

    But check out the Frederic Malle store as well, it's really nice.
  52. Re: Has Bois du Portugal a similar commercial fragrance? (like Green Irish Tweed has Cool Water)

    Thought instantly about pdn as well. _Not identical but they definitely have the same vibe.
  53. Re: I would like some help pronouncing the following fragrance-related terms

    Pretty much nailed it, I d like to add a few things if you agree (I m native french speaker coming from Geneva, french part of Switzerland, 1.5 mile away from the french border.)

    Chypre as you...
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    Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    Lumière noire pour homme + I have yet to sample Portrait of a Lady, if it is real love I ll get it as well.
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    Re: Amouage Opus iv.

    This fragrance should not exist, it s gonna make my wallet 400 bucks lighter. Not what I need right now.
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    Re: About the line of Czech & Speake

    Don t like Cuba, Frankincense and Myrrh and Citrus I just find them boring, but love the others.
    No 88 is my favorite but Oxford & Cambridge is a nice second, it s beautiful. Neroli is third and...
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    Re: First impressions of Amouage Silver Man

    I also really like Silver. Not as special as my Epic but it is a great fragrance.

    I found it to be nothing but masculine, and I actually find it to be a real dandy fragrance. It is powdery but...
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    Nice post. And I feel this topic is gonna be epic !
  59. Thread: Orange

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    Re: Orange

    I have vanilla as well, hence the gourmand in my description, but I have a strong orange all the way long I have to say, not only in the top notes. Never cared that much for vanilla in general, and...
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    Re: Hammam Bouquet or CS no. 88?

    I know exactly what you mean when refering to the foul note of 88. But for some reason I love this note, it s like a bit of an animalic leather, and once used to it it is a big plus of this fragrance...
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    Re: Hammam Bouquet or CS no. 88?

    Same here, 88 by far. I would suggest Le labo rose 31 as well if you can sample it.
  62. Re: Any fragrances that if discontinued, you would quit the hobby?

    No. But do not discontinue Carnal Flower.
  63. Re: your top 5 fragrance companies not named Creed

    1. Malle
    2. Montale
    3. Amouage
    4. Caron
    5. Serge Lutens or Villoresi
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    Profumum Dulcis in Fundo and most of the Amouage but especially Epic.
  65. Thread: Orange

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    Re: Orange

    It is unfortunately very expensive, but if you have some bucks to spend, just try Dulcis in Fundo by Profumum.

    It is simply amazing, I always wanna eat my wirst while wearing it. It is a gourmand...
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    Re: Polo Double Black: my new winter fragrance?

    For some reason i really prefered the polo black rather than double black. More personality imo.
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    Re: FREDERIC MALLE: Which one is the best?

    Well it is heavy on tuberose so one might think it is feminine but in my book it's totally unisex, specially thanks to its "freshness". I have no problem whatsoever wearing it and the few among my...
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    Re: FREDERIC MALLE: Which one is the best?

    One of my fav line. My order among the ones I own would be

    1. Carnal Flower (Holy grail)


    2. Une rose
    3. Vetiver Extraordinaire
    4. Iris poudré
    5. French Lover
    6. Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Why bother with samples at all????????

    Totally disagree with the thread starter as well. Discovered tons of amazing stuff thanks to TPC and other samples/decants sites. I order sprayers everytime i can though, not too fond of the dab...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT ~ December 2010

    Aventus, Rose 31, Epic Man and Nasomatto Absynthe bottles.

    http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7586/frag.jpg
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    Re: Recent testings that you like enough to buy

    2 month ago, i received a sample of Profumum Dulcis in Fundo. Since then it haunts me. I ll buy it when I get back to Europe for christmas. One of the nicest surprise I had in my fragrance quest...
  72. Re: Looking for a Massive Masculine Floral - Please help!

    -From your description, this is all you have to look at :D . Massive, floral, huge projection and longevity. And of course simply magnifiscent.
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    Re: A Request For Suggestions

    Amouage - Epic. Fantastic scent.
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    Re: Best. Customer. Service. Ever.

    Wow... This is really impressive I have to say. One of the best gift I ever heard of. Congratz.
  75. Thread: Titanic....

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    Re: Titanic....

    Word-wise had to be Fracas.

    Or Après l'ondée ?
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    Re: Score Another One for Aventus

    Also the sprayer of Aventus, at least on my bottle, is HEAVY. One push gives a lot of the scent, way more than what I usually have with my other fragrances. I never spray more than 3-4 with Aventus,...
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    Re: Silver Factory vs Incense Rose

    Love both. SF is my fav among the Bond line and Incense Rose is my close second after LLDM among the Tauer line. They have nothing in common though but I really like them both a lot.
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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    Same here. I would never buy a fragrance to wear it at home. It would just seem so weird, and I just can't get this concept either. I m wearing easily and with pleasure some of the frags that have...
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    Re: Frederic Malle for men

    Carnal Flower. The real deal.
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    Re: Is No 88 an anti-perfume?

    I definitely can see what you mean but for me the rose is too potent and almost tangible so when wearing it I definitely feel perfumed.
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    Re: Buying Fragrance on Vacation

    Just got back from New York with a way heavier luggage.

    Fragrance wise, I bought full bottles of Epic Man, Le Labo Rose 31, Nasomatto Absynthe and Aventus. Had 3-4 other "must buy now" fragrances...
  82. Re: First impression of L'Air Du Desert Marocain and some questions.

    One of my big love. I find it extremely masculine, and simply beautiful. I also get tons of compliments when wearing it. Regarding female compliments, it is probably the one that gathers the most...
  83. Re: Youtube Review Thread #91 : Black Aoud by Montale : YES ! YES ! YES !

    I find it really to be an "easy" scent, nice and easily wearable during summer. I just wanted a light montale last time I was at their shop given I had quite a few of the very powerful ones and...
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    Re: Frederic Malle now available at Aedes

    Was to their store last thursday (it's beautiful) and the Malle were indeed on the shelves.

    Eau d'hiver was by the way the fav of the seller there !
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    Re: If a girl asks who smells nice...

    If it were at a basenotes meeting I certainly would not step forward :D
  86. Re: Youtube Review Thread #91 : Black Aoud by Montale : YES ! YES ! YES !

    Great review of an amazing fragrance.

    I love Montale, and own 8 of their fragrances (BA, greyland, Intense Tiare, Sunset Flowers, Vanille Absolu, Red Vetyver, Queen Roses and Blue Amber), but BA...
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    Re: Anything that smells like a pure rose garden?

    Finally got my Barney's Rose 31 two days ago, went there directly. Just amazing. The box is big though, not really convenient.. But the scent is fantastic.
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    Re: To Creed.... or Not to Creed

    I beg to disagree Mista. Did not see here - or anywhere else - the Creed haters you are refering to, the ones who love the fragrances but bash them because they can't afford them.

    Actually many of...
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    Re: To Creed.... or Not to Creed

    Always been disappointed by Creed so far. Nice quality but something is simply missing and I got bored of all my Creed purchases the last 3-4 years and wound up selling or swaping them.

    That is...
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    Re: Anything that smells like a pure rose garden?

    I m a rose fan as well. Own 6 or 7 pure rose fragrances.

    You have to try le labo rose 31 and the Tauer ones, which are amazing.

    Speaking about a rose garden though, I have to say Une Rose from...
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    Re: Creed Boutique: A One of a Kind Experience

    Got my Aventus bottle at the Creed boutique yesterday. Glad I went there, besides of being sold out pretty much worldwide, they were like 5-6 remaining on the shelves and that's it. Took the 4 oz...
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    Re: Exclusifs: Concerns on longevity and tenacity

    Sycomore has really pleasantly surprised me longevity-wise. It does not have a lot of projection but I smell it perfectly at the end of the day on my wrist. Also, if going out with at night, i ll...
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    Re: Creed Boutique: A One of a Kind Experience

    Just went to begdorf today to grab an aventus bottle and it was sold out. Good, i ll be at the creed boutique directly on friday then !
  94. Thread: Top 5 Montales

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    Re: Top 5

    I would call BA a powerhouse anyday. One of the biggest projection ever. Longevity is just crazy as well.

    My fav montale are
    1) Black Aoud
    2) Queen Rose
    3) Greyland
    4) Vanille Absolu
    5)...
  95. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: FragranceNet.com raises Creed prices by $60+ overnight... WTF?

    Ebay is definitely different. You know you buy it second hand. Was more refering to online stores, there has to be a catch if you can buy a creed for 30% (88 instead of 270) of its original price as...
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    Re: Sillage from vintage MPG Santal Noble

    Agreed, it does definitely project some in the very beginning, but *almost* all fragrances are noticeable for some 10 minutes after application I guess.
  97. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: FragranceNet.com raises Creed prices by $60+ overnight... WTF?

    I would definitely be reluctant on buying 4oz Creed bottles for usd 130. Has to be old or something, there has to be a trick somewhere imo. Maybe they want to get rid of old bottles or something, coz...
  98. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: FragranceNet.com raises Creed prices by $60+ overnight... WTF?

    Not sure you got it right a few days ago to be honest, usually Creed 4oz are way more than 140, pretty much everywhere online the 140 tag price refers to 1 oz bottle. For comparison, a 4oz GIT flacon...
  99. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    Nice suggestions, thanks !
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    Re: Sillage from vintage MPG Santal Noble

    Love this stuff. Have good longevity but very little projection as well.
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