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  1. Re: Can we talk about....your favourite fragance

    let me be the first to say: No.88 Czeche and speake. Superior rose scent.
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    Re: Favorite Cheap Scent Of All Time?

    zino by davidoff.
  3. Re: Does Ungaro III REALLY smell like Drakkar Noir?

    That's strange, I've been told a few times that they smell similar. Maybe DN smells more like one of the other Ungaro's(?). I haven't tried any of them yet. Thanks, I'll also look into Zino.
  4. Does Ungaro III REALLY smell like Drakkar Noir?

    Hi, I'm tempted to buy Ungaro III based on much praise but I've also read a few too many times that it is very similar to Drakkar Noir. Is this true? I don't mind Drakkar Noir, but it's played out...
  5. Re: What fragrance would Haruki Murakami wear?

    strange question, but i see him either with a rich oriental (like boucheron jaipur homme or YSL opium por homme) or something simple and fresh like Crown spiced limes. my 2 cents.
  6. Re: Best comfort scents that you don't normally wear out (with good longevity)

    grigio perla by la perla. Father brought some home after a trip to Milan. Lots of nostalgia for me associated with this...Warm and good for encouraging holding, snuggling, etc. with a woman on a...
  7. Re: best alternative of creed's fleur.......

    i was impressed by rose poivree by the different company. I'm a guy and I was searching for a rose scent myself awhile back and thought this would smell really good on a woman. No spice or incence if...
  8. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    Man I'm just waiting for the news to come someday that someone finally put into action a mass-market version of my SMW. I'm trying really hard to get used to the idea now so I don't run out and give...
  9. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    I think Creed is one of the best houses, for sure.

    1. Ingredients: they use ingredients of a higher quality than most other houses, this is just a fact. You could argue that this explains (in...
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    Re: Unusual Fragrance Associations

    Oh and Christian Dior homme will occasionally evoke the coppery taste and smell of dried blood, or the smell in your nose when it gets hit and starts to bleed. this is one of my fav frags though so I...
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    Re: Unusual Fragrance Associations

    something in Creed Royal Delight smells like the plastic of a freshly opened original kenner Star Wars action figure. I collected almost all of these as a very young child and the olfactory memory is...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, January 30

    Rive Gauche!!!
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 29 January 2007

    doin it tom ford style: YSL M7
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    Re: Guerlain question

    That's ironic. It's good to hear that your GV has staying power on you, it's a terrific smell. Do you have to apply more than the usual amount for a frag when you wear it? Creed's OV, on the other...
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    Re: Guerlain question

    i think you've made a good point. do you find grosselina to have good longevity? most of the AA scents I like seem poor in longevity, which is actually symptomatic of guerlain in general. I'd be so...
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    Re: Guerlain question

    thanks, this is it. guess i was wrong about it being unisex though
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    Re: Least Favorite Creed?

    least favorites: ambre canelle, orange spice (very soapy), I don't understand the hype about neroli savage, royal water is horrible, and that's it.
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    Guerlain question

    I remember reading somewhere recently about a new guerlain scent in the aqua alegoria series. it's supposed to be unisex (as many of the aqua alegoria scents are) and i can't remember the composition...
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrance??

    sorry, i should correct myself and say jasmal is nice and makes me want to get closer to my lady, but not really HOT. From what i have smelled, most woman scents aim for a different result than...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons perfumes

    did you try vettiveru? that shit's pretty good.
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrance??

    its pretty much just one main note but i like creed jasmal on my girlfriend a lot.
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    Re: Montale Sweet oriental dream

    thanks guys.
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    Montale Sweet oriental dream

    For those who have tried, would you consider this a true unisex scent, or is this a stretch? Looking at the notes makes me want to give it a try (I'm desperate for a new rose scent, and i noticed the...
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    Re: Dunhill for Men

    If my father still has some i can give you a small decant. I will PM you after i find out. Personally, it feels way more appropriate on him then me.
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    Re: Creed's SMW & MI- Similar?

    No they are not similar. Or rather, they are similar in the way that creed's in general are similar: Many Creeds are "green", many (like MI and SMW) share the same house note in the base, some of the...
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    Re: Favorite Amber Fragrance?

    Dude, check out la perla touch. Very good amber.
  27. Re: Question about a few creeds.......

    my own opinion is that orange spice (i owned a decant once) smells good but rather soapy. My friends remarked on this quality too. Kind of clean soap shower smell yet warmer, deeper because of the...
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    Re: Frankincense supply dwindling

    This is terrible ( I love CDG avignon myself). If the worst case scenario happens though, we'll just have to satisfy ourselves with synthetic substitutes (which most Frankincense notes in parfume...
  29. Re: How Do I Spot Fake Creed? Please Help!

    Man, its just funny how paranoid us creed lovers can be! I share everyone's concern, though honestly i can't say I have been burned. Usually, now i go through parfumsraffy.com ( I wonder why it...
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    Re: Year review

    this fall/winter so far (besides Creed SMW which is year-round for me and always garners attention) it falls to CDG sequoia (2 compliments, both women). They both expressed an interest in wearing it...
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    Re: Frags with Great Sillage

    I agree both L'eau de Issey Ph completely. A lot of colognes can project, but Dunhill and Dunhill edition are worth noting for sillage.
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    Re: If I Could Have Only One...

    If you mean paloma picasso minotaure, i would choose that. That is, if you like orientals. It used to be kind of popular years ago (if i remember correctly) but your sure to recieve lots of...
  33. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    the lessons:

    1. If your self-conscious, its too much.
    2. If you get nautious, definitely too much.

    My worst was when my first (and only) bottle of Creed Royal English Leather came in the mail....
  34. Re: Is there any way to know the "age" of a Creed

    The dude at parfumsraffy insists that the number on the back is not the year it was produced but stands for something else, like a product number or something. I answered back skeptically but he told...
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    Re: Creed Royal English Leather

    You don't think it smells like pepper in the drydown (not the floral top-middle notes)?
    Alright, I admit its been awhile since I owned a bottle, I didn't wear it too much, but Ok, I'll get a sample...
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    Re: Creed Royal English Leather

    I owned a bottle of REL awhile back. As the others have commented, it lasts a long time, more than any Edt I've ever tried. 8+ hours is actually realistic. There isn't too much I can add to the...
  37. Re: Only 1 from my wardrope for the Wedding

    My opinion is to go with your Gucci. Orientals and spicey scents go better for formal occasions in my opinion. Have a good time at the wedding.
  38. Re: L'eau de L'Artisan or Selection Verte?

    I definitely think selection verte is the more unique of the two. It's an absolute knockout for hot summer days.
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    Re: Ouds: anyone tried?

    I'll check out the thread you mentioned. All of the montale Ouds sound so interesting, I'll probably drop some money on one or two this summer. Does anyone beside Montale make Ouds???
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    Ouds: anyone tried?

    I was curious if any basenoters could comment on Ouds. Are these creams that you rub on yourself, or do they come in spray form? What is the general longevity for Ouds, do they last longer than...
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    Re: Tea for Two --> overrated?

    All respect to the basenoters who love this (and who am I to call this overrated given its disproportionate popularity and appeal with most of us here) but I'll stand with you on this one "red rose"....
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    Re: Which Gendarme do you prefer?

    I choose the original. I really like the floral/leather combination in this one, but the vote would hold more conviction if it lasted longer. Oh well....
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    Re: summer collection

    during the day: Creed Chevrefuille Original, Crown Spiced Limes, signa ricci signoricci, Montale Fougeres Marines.

    at night: Silver Mountain Water, Touch Grigio Perla.
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    original santal...quick 2 cents

    I finally managed to make it over to Neiman Marcus to try out the (not so) new Creed original santal. I understood immediately why the reviews I read of this scent claimed it was a "sweet-bomb". It...
  45. Re: Elite 8 West #2 Antaeus vs #5 Egoiste

    uuooh the two best chanels going toe to toe
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    Re: Purchasing Creeds online

    Sorry for the confusion.

    When talking about Creeds I use EDP and Millesime (spell) interchangeably; I know I shouldn't and it's an inaccuracy but its habit for me.

    You don't want EDT because it...
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    Re: Best Alfred Dunhill

    Dunhill Edition is smooth and rich. The nutmeg in the drydown is very prominent and adds a unique quality to it and personally I like it most. The main notes are clove, cinnamon, nutmeg with...
  48. Re: Sweet 16 South #1 Creed BDP vs #4 Musc Ravageu

    Absolutely. But it looks like some of us are in serious denial! ;)
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    Re: Sea water, beach, sun, holidays??

    For me, Nothing evokes what you described more purely than Montale Fougeres Marines. Damn fine Acquatic scent.
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    best blind buy: CDG sequoia
    worst blind buy: without doubt Tea for Two.
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    Re: Santal Noble vs. Bois du Portugal

    I'm torn. You're all right, certainly BDP is more formal and therefore harder to find application for. I would characterize Bdp as 'spicy' rather than 'woody'. Santal Noble is just too dry though!!...
  52. Re: Most incredible use of unwanted perfume

    look to trade the unwanted bottle, or (unpardonable under any other circumstances), use as a bathroom refreshener!
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    Re: Which Creed to get?

    Oh yeah, this one too.
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    Re: Which Creed to get?

    Acier aluminium might be your style, or BDP. I rather enjoy SMW, so maybe I'm not intune with your tastes though....
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    Re: Which Creed to get?

    I think royal delight is very floral, but I agree, I think it is very versatile, very good, and not at all as challenging or feminine as some say. I kinda think it feels a little old school, but in a...
  56. Re: Going to the bars tomorrow night! Help me pick

    I don't know what you want to accomplish at the bar, but I think the Versace will get you noticed more. Most of the others on your list don't strike me as ideal bar wear. IMO M7 is too citrusy for a...
  57. Re: What was the clothes spraying policy?

    The only time I spray my shirt is when the cologne is really weak. Obviously you can't truly appreciate the scent until it develops on your skin, but for poor longevity I might spray once on the...
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    Re: Purchasing Creeds online

    Make sure you ask the retailer you choose to purchase from if what you are getting is EDT or Millesime. For instance, at Scentiments, they DO NOT have SMW in Millisime, but only in EDT. I know this...
  59. Re: What fragrance note is there not enough of ?

    more redwood would be nice.
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    Re: 3 Best Creeds

    I love most creeds but here it is:

    Silver Mountain Water
    Chevrefuille original (you mugs gotta try this...especially now for summer)
    Bois du portugal
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    Re: TOP 10 again? yes yes :)

    Creed: Green Valley
    Creed: MI
    Gendarme: Lust
    Serge Lutens: Iris Silver Mist
    Comme Des Garcons: Sequoia
    Crown: Spiced Limes
    Chanel: Antaeus
    Montale: Soliel de Capri
    Jean Patou: Patou por Homme...
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    Re: Dunhill ?

    sorry i didn't see that everyone already mentioned everything I said. I always seem to be redundant when bringing up the rear.
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    Re: Dunhill ?

    never could get into '34, smells kind of dated for me, but Edition is nice. The initial notes smell great but when the nutmeg kicks in later it smells even better. I actually prefer Edition to...
  64. Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *OVERRAT

    I'm going to have to say:

    MPG santal noble- something in the opening smells like lipstick and ruins it for me. I post it because I'm still a little surprised no one seems to mention it when SN is...
  65. Re: Top things to include in your personal fragran

    Have no idea this would even work, but:

    top: green tea, mild spices, nutmeg
    mid: Iris
    base: ambergris, Caradamone

    I like all the notes independently, so....
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    Re: Creed question for the girls

    to shycat-

    She would def. not be interested in soapy.

    to audrey-

    I should have been more specific and said: "youthful, fresh, or sporty".
    I was thinking of just a good, all-around...
  67. Re: can someone tell me who carries....

    www.luckyscent.com

    I go here for my santal noble.

    click on men first, then scroll down to maitre parfumeur et gantier. For three dollars you can buy a sample if you like. I don't know british...
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    Creed question for the girls

    My sister's birthday is coming up and I want to get her a good bottle of perfume. Would you have:

    1. Any suggestions in general, and
    2. Any recommendations for women creed scents.
    3. Any good...
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    Re: tell me your next purchase

    CDG- sequoia (replacement)
    Montale- soliel de capri
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    Re: Amouage?

    In case you didn't see, you can purchase samples of Amouage scents at parfumsraffy. I have only tried Dia and Arcus. Dia is a very nuanced oriental that I think smells great (I do not agree that it...
  71. Re: summer suggestions - drobe inside.

    lots of good scents suggested so far...but do yourself the favor and try out:

    Montale- Soliel de Capri

    This will be my main summer scent this year....
  72. Re: Two questions for those who own *Voleur de Ros

    1. It is top ten-15 for sure. Its the only L'artisan parfum I must have at all times in case the right circumstances for it arise.

    2. It can be romantic in the right situation, but there are...
  73. Re: The "I cannot wait to try this fragrance" thre

    gendarme lust
    acier aluminum
    iris silver mist (serge lutens)
    Divine l'homme de coeur
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    Re: do you tell what you're wearing

    For dudes: I tell him if I think he's a good guy, but if he's a knob no way. Usually with someone cool I'll initiate conversation and mention a few others of a similar style.

    For girls: Pretty...
  75. Re: wich is the most expensive frag you 've ever b

    Creed- Love in white for my girlfriend...$175 (ouch!); she loves it though.
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    Re: Longevity with Creed scents

    Yeah i second that about Royal English Leather, it lasts extremely long on the skin as well as strong (8+), Himalaya and MI so so...
  77. Re: Looking for an(other) interesting summer frag

    I voted other...a combination of Guerlain herba fresca and La perla Touch depending on weather and mood is the ticket....
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    Re: terminology questions

    thanks lizzie (and everyone) for the links and explanation. Now I can say I understand what people are talking about. Cheers...
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    Re: terminology questions

    thanks for the help guys.
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    Re: terminology questions

    Oh yeah,

    5. What does "decant" mean?
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    terminology questions

    1. What does sillage mean?
    2. What are top, middle, and base notes? Do these describe the notes as they emerge from the scent (top notes hit first, than middle, last the base notes) or do all the...
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    Hi from Denver

    Hi, I'm new to basenotes...

    I bought Grigio Perla Touch 8 months ago, and since I'm close to running out I just bought a couple new fragrances to replace it. I liked it, but I'm eager to explore...
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    Re: My Himalaya Fake or gone bad?

    Hello everyone, newbie here....you probably already considered this, but could the letdown be the result of an old bottle? I myself have made three purchases at perfumeemporium (I probably won't ever...
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