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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    Busy niche month for me. Getting back into the game. Backup bottles of GIT and Aventus, new bottles of VIW and OS, plus 2 Serge Lutens.

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    Re: Sean Jean Unforgivable: misunderstood frag

    This was my scent of the day today. I much prefer it to MI, which has that damn powdery iris note that I can't stand.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    http://perfumelover.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/christian-dior-dior-homme-sport-edt.jpg
  4. Re: If I like Allure but hate Allure Edition Bleh, would I like Allure Sport?

    To me, EB and AHS smell similar in the background (mid/base). If you have a sample of EB or it is readily available, take a whiff after 20 minutes. IF you can get past the tart lemon, the stuff you...
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    Re: Order Mugler Pure Havane Now!!!!

    Okay, I have Pure Malt on my left arm and Pure Havane on the right. They are similar, but Pure Havane is lighter and fresher. Don't get me wrong, both are strong fragrances, but Pure Malt has more...
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    Re: Order Mugler Pure Havane Now!!!!

    FedEx just delivered mine. First impression (after destroying the package) is that it's awesome. The A*Men DNA is there in the background, but the tobacco and honey are front and center. Very much a...
  7. Re: What was the last STUPID purchase you have made ?

    Blind bought Bond No. 9 New Haarlem 2 weeks ago. I like coffee to drink, not to wear. I know that about myself now.. too bad I didn't know then.
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    Re: Order Mugler Pure Havane Now!!!!

    I'd hit them up. I ordered mine yesterday morning, received my shipping info with tracking number about 2 hours ago.
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    Re: Order Mugler Pure Havane Now!!!!

    Agree wholeheartedly! Pure Malt is a beast... not quite on the level of the original, but damn strong. Wore it yesterday to work, but went EASY on the trigger.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

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    Nice, cheap aquatic for the upcoming seasons!


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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    Seeing how I paid $240 for mine I'd say you basically stole it!
  12. Thread: Pure Havane

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    Re: Pure Havane

    How long did it take for those that have already ordered to get shippng confirmation? I ordered mine this morning and received the order confirmation, but nothing else. Money was immediately deducted...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    http://perfumowyblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/pure-havane-2.jpg?w=640

    Figured I would learn my lesson about blind buying after New Haarlem, but I guess not.

    That's a pic of A*Men Pure...
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    Re: Pure Malt lovers only

    2... 1 is for sale/swap.
  15. Re: Ok, I did it again, I'm going on a shopping spree...bought another niche fragrance

    This post makes me very sad. I bought a 1.7oz bottle Friday from the official website for $150.
  16. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Chergui
    Musc Ravageur
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
    Fahrenheit
    Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: January 2011

    Splurged in preparation of Valentine's Day.

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    Re: Le Labo: Buying Preference?

    You guys are getting me excited about ordering this frag. I think I'm going to order it direct from Le Labo after I order a bottle of New Haarlem (gotta have that for Valentine's Day, you know how...
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    Re: Le Labo: Buying Preference?

    I'm willing to bet you guys are right about how the process is different when ordering online as opposed to in the store. It probably is a gimmick. I can't really be mad at them. In this market you...
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    Re: Le Labo: Buying Preference?

    Exactly SirWill, that is what I'm questioning. Le Labo fragrances are mixed when you order, and I wanted to know if people have noticed differences with the fragrances from either source. To my...
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    Le Labo: Buying Preference?

    Has anyone purchased Le Labo fragrances from Barneys AND the Le Labo store/website? If so, can you comment on your experiences with each and which you prefer? I've heard some stories about weak...
  22. Poll: Re: Bigarade Concentree vs Creed Virgin Island Water

    My vote is for Virgin Island Water. Matter of fact, I'm ordering a flask tomorrow.
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    What up Larwiz? I'm disappointed to see you bashing my latest purchase, and this from a man who shares my love of Reflection Man!

    To answer your previous posts, it sounds like you smelled from a...
  24. Re: Looking past winter into the warmer upcoming months! Warmer favorite and to buy list this year.

    My new summer fragrances will be 2 of the following 3: CREED Virgin Island Water, Bigarade Concentree, and Guerlain Homme.

    I already have Chanel Allue Homme Sport, Bleu de Chanel, Versace Man Eau...
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    Re: Aventus owners

    Got it from there about 3 weeks ago.
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    Re: Aventus owners

    ParfumsRaffy.com
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    Re: Aventus owners

    Batch A4210G01C. I have no point of reference on how it smells compared to other batches, except that it smells exactly like the 2.5mL decant I received from The Perfumed Court. Love this juice, and...
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    Re: Where to buy Aventus on-line?

    I ordered mine from parfumsraffy.com. The owner is a Basenotes member, everything he has is authentic, the shipping is fast AND you get a 10% discount by using the promotional code "basenotes". I...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    I just ordered Aventus Friday from Parfums Raffy. It is a great fragrance and I highly endorse purchasing it.

    However...

    The above posters are correct. You've gotta chill out. It looks like...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT ~ December 2010

    This morning I ordered....

    http://images.neimanmarcus.com/products/ep/NM-2UMM_ep.jpg


    Only Millesime Imperial, Virgin Island Water, and Tobacco Vanille to go!
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    Re: New GIT does not smell like my sample

    It's cool and I'm still enjoying it, just noticed the difference and was curious.
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    Re: New GIT does not smell like my sample

    Oh okay, I was going to ask you if you noticed any difference in the smell if you've had it for a while.
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    Re: New GIT does not smell like my sample

    How long have you had it?
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    Re: New GIT does not smell like my sample

    What is the lot number on the back of your bottle?
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    Re: New GIT does not smell like my sample

    I think that's what is different, the base notes. With the decant the sweet, slightly salty ambregis is more pronounced that my bottle. Sadly that's my favorite part of the fragrance. There's no...
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    Re: New GIT does not smell like my sample

    Ok, here is the link to the pics. The bottle is frosty because it came straight out of the fridge. It smells a little better now that it's gotten cold. What do you think?


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    Re: New GIT does not smell like my sample

    With a bottle this new (if the lot number theory is correct), I would hope it wasn't stored improperly. ParfumsRaffy is an authorized Creed retailer, and the owner seems to be a fragrance junkie like...
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    New GIT does not smell like my sample

    I received a bottle of GIT from parfumsraffy.com today,and everything looks authentic, but the smell is troubling me. I purchased a 2.5mL decant from The Perfumed Court about 3 weeks ago, and it...
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    Re: 1 Million vs. John Varvatos

    I now own both, and I see what the OP meant, in that they share a similar sweetness. Both also have a good dose of vanilla and have some leather (JV more than 1M). I'm wearing one on each hand now,...
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 8th November, 2010

    For some reason the high today in Roanoke will be 65, after a week and a half in the upper 40s/low 50s, so I broke out....

    http://www.cawaii-club.com/images/1259344697.jpg

    to celebrate.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2010

    I'm not sure if anyone has heard of this or not...but I decided to order this from parfumsraffy.com this morning.

    http://www.upscalehype.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/greenirish_tweedjpg.jpeg
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    Re: About to buy my first Creed

    I just prefer the smell. I can tell the difference between the two. It's just like MI and Unforgivable. I own Unforgivable, but I plan on buying a bottle of MI. After smelling it, I can tell the...
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    Re: About to buy my first Creed

    I'm in the same boat as you LightFooted. I'm purchasing my first Creed Friday. I decided to pop the cherry with Green Irish Tweed, but Aventus is next on the list (after Thanksgiving). After that I...
  44. Re: Am I the only one who feels that YSL L'Homme > La Nuit?

    Ctrussie - I believe he was referring to Amouage Reflection Man. I got this thread off topic for a hot minute lol
  45. Re: 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s...Wich fragrance represent each decade?

    70's - Egyptian Musk or Old Spice
    80's - Drakkar
    90's - Calvin Klein Eternity
    00's - Acqua Di Gio
  46. Re: Am I the only one who feels that YSL L'Homme > La Nuit?

    By the way Larwiz, I got that Reflection Man delivered last week. CRAZY!! Thanks for that info on parfumsraffy.com. They did me prettty decent. If you decide to make that splash, go through them. I'm...
  47. Re: Am I the only one who feels that YSL L'Homme > La Nuit?

    I loved them both at first, enough to purchase a bottle of each. Now, I don't really wear either.

    More to your question, I've worn L'Homme more than La Nuit, and I've received compliments more...
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 1 November 2010

    http://www.beauty-chanel.co.cc/images/cheap-egoiste-platinum-by-chanel-for-men.-eau-de-toilette-spray-3.4-ounces-free-shipping-orders-now-save.jpg
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    Re: Le Labo fragrance expiration dates

    Thanks, and my bank account definitely agrees with you.
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    Re: Le Labo fragrance expiration dates

    I hear you Stylin, that may be the direction I go from here on out. I've purchased A LOT in the past year, and I'm finding the things I bought earlier in the year, when I was starting to get serious...
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    Re: Le Labo fragrance expiration dates

    Do you think that's what they mean by "fresh until", that the fragrance is guaranteed to smell as purchased for a year, then it may change?
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    Re: Le Labo fragrance expiration dates

    Ah ok, good information. I was wondering what made their fragrances different than others (even niche fragrances) in that they don't have the same shelf life.

    The more I think about it, I probably...
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    Le Labo fragrance expiration dates

    I'm REALLY close to purchasing Rose 31, but I am a bit concerned about the expiration dates ("fresh until...") associated with their fragrances. Anyone have experience with their bottles and can...
  54. Re: Amouage Reflection Man & Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Purchased the RM yesterday. With the 10% basenotes discount I ended up splurging for 3 day shipping, so it's scheduled to be delivered Wednesday. Next up, GIT!!
  55. Poll: Re: Ordering from ParfumsRaffy.com - Poll & Discussion

    Ok, Ok, OK, I get it. Stop being stupid and place the order lol
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    Re: Write your "Must Have" fragrances ?

    Hmmm... 3 I MUST have. Well I don't have 2 of these yet (but I will before the end of the month :)

    Amouage Reflection Man
    CREED Green Irish Tweed
    A*Men Pure Malt

    **Honorable mentions to...
  57. Poll: Ordering from ParfumsRaffy.com - Poll & Discussion

    I'm placing an order for an expensive niche fragrance tomorrow, and this web site is one of my choices. Just wanted to get some feedback from folks who have used this site before. Good experience?...
  58. Re: Amouage Reflection Man & Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Cool. I think I'm going to get my GIT from them too. That 10% off is nice. Too bad they don't have Aventus yet. I guess I'm paying full price for that.
  59. Re: Amouage Reflection Man & Creed Green Irish Tweed

    @ Larwiz - Thanks for the heads up. That will save me $25, which I can use towards taking my girl out to dinner where I'll tell her I spent $230 on a bottle of cologne! Lol
  60. Re: Amouage Reflection Man & Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Okay, I'm to purchase RM Friday. I know I can purchase a 100ml bottle from luckyscent.com and parfumsraffy.com.I have no experience with parfumsraffy and I've only ordered samples from luckyscent....
  61. Re: Amouage Reflection Man & Creed Green Irish Tweed

    @ adonis - Yeah, Macy's is a big deal here. The closest Sephora is an hour and a half away in Charlottesville! No Neiman Marcus or Saks until you get to northern VA, so I have to go online to get the...
  62. Re: Amouage Reflection Man & Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Really? I think it smells amazing. Both drove the women crazy at the office. Granted, I live in a small city (around 300k) and most of the men here wear Aqua Do Gio, Polo Blue, and all other...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport longevity issues?

    Yeah, I'm not sure what's up with your experience. When I wear Allure Homme Sport (or Bleu de Chanel, or Platinum Egoiste), I get a MINIMUM of 8 hours. Chanel fragrances stick with me.
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    Re: My Introduction

    Thanks man, I really appreciate the warm welcome. Yeah, I'm taking the plunge into niche fragrances...HARD! Nothing else in the designer segment impresses me enough to buy.

    I'm buying soon...
  65. Amouage Reflection Man & Creed Green Irish Tweed

    First off, I'm more than likely going to purchase both of these in the coming weeks. My question is this, when comparing the samples of both of these, they share a similar freshness to my nose. RM...
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    My Introduction

    Hey everyone, new Basenotes member here, but a long-time lurker. I guess I'll skip all the pleasantries and get to the important stuff...my current fragrance roster! This is what I currently own, but...
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