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    Re: NEW: Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Leather

    Exact same thought as I. I'll test this - bought Supreme Oud, actually liked it despite longevity issues.
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    Re: Got slammed tonight...

    Wow. There's somebody like that at my office. Last time in a meeting, she came in and stated that I must be wearing something that aggravated her nose. At the water cooler, an associate and I let it...
  3. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    Gotta agree with Chuck above. That and the newly found ability to justify a purchase based solely on a note or accord that isn't in other scents in my collection.
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    Re: Challenge (or not...) :)

    Spring/Summer: Creed Original Cologne
    Fall/Winter: Donna Karan Fuel for Men

    All Time Favorite: Creed Windsor/Royal Mayfair
  5. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    On par, if ever slightly lesser than 2010/2009. Most folks will say that it's lesser, but after continuous wearings of all three batches, I'd say if there's a difference, it's too slight to get...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    I loved the dry down, but disliked this scent as part of the Fahrenheit family. The oud came off a bit stinky/funky to my nose; but once it dries down it pairs well with the aforementioned notes. I...
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    Re: What Women want.

    I don't think the price of a scent has ever truly factored in the equation of what others liked on me, ever.

    In fact, stating how much something cost just comes off... as if you'd be bragging...
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    Re: Next Thierry Mugler Flanker - You name it.

    Pure Masculine. Make it use whatever is popular at the moment (sweet but spicy like Spicebomb or 1 Million or the like) that's targeted for men and place it in a black bottle.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Chuck, it's your time to share your take on this and see if it'll fit a vibe that I'd like. Real curious about this one, almost want to like it. Curious if you'd think that it'll be something I'd...
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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water Clone

    Xerjoff Mefisto would be my choice.
  11. Re: Ever discover a fairly common scent smells like a fragrance you own?

    I have two fig trees in my backyard and can totally see this. Was wearing Prada Infusion d'Homme and was asked if I was staying at a local bed & breakfast. Out of curiosity, ended up going there and...
  12. [USA] Re: Updated July 31st! Vintage V&R Antidote, Serge Lutens, Frapin & Some Designers

    Thanks for looking...

    August 25, 2015 Update: Look for more to be added in a bit!
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    Re: I'm sure we've all heard this one before

    Holy wall of text...

    You really can't predict which scents will and will not interact with your skin. During drier parts of the year, there's actually a couple of scents that I avoid in my...
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    Re: Vetiver Geranium appreciation thread

    lol, the timing of this bump is uncanny

    I've almost forgotten about this but went and wore this today, had to endure 4 early morning meetings and in each meeting, got a compliment. It's now the...
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    Re: Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot ?

    I... did not like this one. As many have said before, it's not that it's too floral (there's a such thing as masculine florals) but it just comes in a tad bit too feminine and the bergamot was not...
  16. Thread: Sequoia

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    Re: Sequoia

    Spray lightly, you should be fine. Too heavy, it'll be cloying and dense. Love the stuff, love love, love it!
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    Re: suggestions on a real pineapple [ + + + ]

    Just to be a bit different, I'd suggest Hula by Neil Morris. Even though it's supposed to be papaya, it comes off as pineapple to me. A ripe pineapple to my nose. Scent of Peace would be my close...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    To be honest, after the initial blasts and about 30 minutes into development, it merges into Windsor - and that's a good thing. The troublesome start with eucalyptus from Windsor seems to be tamped...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    Snark removed. Enjoy the thread. It's a masterpiece, all that... carry on.
  20. Re: Is it just me, or does Terre d'Hermes just OOZE sexuality?

    Not to me at all. Good scent, but nothing is really sexy about it to me.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    ~snark removed~
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    ~snark removed~
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    Re: D&G The One for Men EDP!!!

    Longer lasting perhaps, but it'll play close to the skin I reckon. Please share your experience OP, I'm curious.
  24. Re: What are some or your "Nastypiece" fragrances ?

    Jicky, Shalimar, Habit Rouge, Rive Gauche, Montale Black Aoud, Kouros... all of those are fan favorites here and they all just target my nose in the wrong ways.
  25. Thread: Best byredo

    by gerbick
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    Re: Best byredo

    I can only talk for myself; however for me it's mainly because Creed has priced themselves out of my comfort zone and more importantly I've nothing else to buy from the House of Creed. Time to...
  26. Thread: Best byredo

    by gerbick
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    Re: Best byredo

    I've started to really enjoy this house; but my fave from this house is rarely mentioned. Baudelaire. It's a smoky, leather that starts with some incense that gives way to a juniper and (something...
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    Re: D&G By Man - Batch variations?

    All of a sudden, I've found bottles of this pop up. Saw 2012 and such, which I thought was after it was discounted as well.
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    Re: Do people REALLY care about your scent?

    Do people care? Doubtful. But for the most part, folks that aren't invested in you don't probably care as long as you don't smell like garbage or a pack of wild boar.

    My wife and my son enjoy the...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    See... this is the part that in the end, will eventually make me like this scent. This board slayed Bleu de Chanel when it came out. It didn't have oud/civet/godzilla breath and thus it was not...
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    For Creed to double their prices, they better: 1) fix the batch variations, 2) fix the caps, 3) completely fix the sprayers (new ones are better though) and 4) fix the labels on the boxes. I could...
  31. Re: Digging Bond Great Jones, should I get vintage Paco Rabanne, current PR, or buy GJ?

    Definitely go with Great Jones if you can find a great price on it. I found myself kept digging this one but went with the rather similar smelling Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland and tried a...
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Mandom... all day everyday!
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    Re: Cruel Intentions, by By Kilian

    One of my faves that I just didn't anticipate that I'd like. Some notes I tend to avoid. But it just hits a mood of when I'm wearing my favorite sweater or scarf type of weather and it just fits. ...
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    Re: Thoughts on Tous in Heaven.

    This is the weird one in my collection that my wife just loves - it's the pimento in it (she's Jamaican). It's a rather long-lasting scent for what it is and seems to have different phases that wear...
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    Re: Just got this in the mail!!

    This... so much this.
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    I think you misunderstood. I saw your prior post, didn't think it would promote discussion as much as it would invoke arguments.

    My request still stands. Can we discuss more than argue? We're all...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    I almost quoted your prior post. Should have. Can we discuss more and argue less?
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    So.... the egos are still browbeating this debate to death? It's a PR nightmare, it's easily resolved by distancing themselves from the Duke of Windsor propaganda that's currently ongoing, celebrate...
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Well, I'm out. Last purchase from their stores in the US at least... the prices have gotten crazy(-ier). Worst part, I actually need a new atomizer for Royal Mayfair, my last purchase. Any...
  40. Thread: xjeroff Don

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    Re: xjeroff Don

    I swear I was so prepared to purchase this on name alone. Well that and the notes... well damn. I had high hopes for this one.
  41. Thread: Best bond no 9

    by gerbick
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    Re: Best bond no 9

    I have to agree with this.
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Oliver Peoples by Byredo - Baudelaire refined
  43. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    I tend to think segregation is a bad thing, meaning it'll increase the work for the mods since most users just do not read; however if done right and all users were willing participants, I'm all for...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Seems to be up for pre-purchase at Macy's. Heard it'll be out by end of the month at the latest perhaps.

    Edit: Didn't see it listed above until now.
  45. Re: NEW: Byredo Oliver Peoples EDP (Byredo + Oliver Peoples Collab)

    This is like the younger brother to Baudelaire, with some other scents thrown in there. The juniper is done well, not to the point of smelling like gin or a barbershop scent. It's warm without being...
  46. Re: the immoral perfumers, designers, spokesmen, and subjects of perfumery

    I reckon that in 40 years or so, we'll look back and tear apart any house that aligned themselves with Ronald Reagan, a certain scandalous sport (FIFA, F1... take your pick) or we'll be just as...
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    Re: check fresh site

    Hit or miss. I've had some scents that I knew when I purchased hit the right date; a few others - Dior, Mugler and Ralph Lauren for instance - were way off.

    I've had increasing difficulties with...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    Bah. I'm holding out on the Creed scent honoring Attila the Hun.

    Calm down guys, it's only a scent.
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    Wait. If they market the Creed brand, sell the Creed wares; it's pretty darn official. It's just the *.com variant of the site you're pointing to where Royal Mayfair isn't even being sold. At this...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    While I agree; there's reason to note that if we were to take the negative of each and every person that has somehow been the recipient of a tribute, we'd have a very small list to celebrate and...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    I see what you did there.
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    Well... this could be a PR nightmare for the House of Creed.
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    Re: I can't stop smelling Royal Mayfair

    I actually imagined Scrooge McDuck swimming in his gold... but in this case, the OP swimming in Royal Mayfair.
  54. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    Accidentally combined Bond No. 9 Wall Street and Chez Bond (forgot I had already sprayed)... worked out well.
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    Re: NEW: John Varvatos Dark Rebel

    I'll definitely sniff this. Just hope longevity is part of the equation too...
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    Re: Got a sweet tooth

    Ultra Male was crazy sweet to me. Caught me off-guard with its sweetness. I'd add Prada Luna Rossa Sport to the list too - smells sweet to my nose as well.
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    Re: I can't stop smelling Royal Mayfair

    Halfway through a 120ml bottle in just a few weeks? Wow... time for an intervention!

    Now repeat after me... "Hello, my name is (state your name) and I'm a Royal Mayfair addict."
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man

    Same reaction. I didn't like it when it was released. I think now since it's harder to find perhaps the want for it has jumped a bit?
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    That choice of the word "cute" disturbs me way more than it should. Why not more "butch", "manly", "kickassedness" or something of the like?
  60. Re: Would You Buy a Bottle of Creed Vintage Tabarome with tiny flakes floating in it?

    I just passed on a bottle of Royal English Leather with the same problem. I just couldn't do it.
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    Re: The Most Embarrassing Ad, Packaging, and Bottle

    Oh my! Rare double win... now I have the "love boat" theme song stuck in my head AND it's made by Hormel!?

    I'd want that advertisement as a poster for my mancave.
  62. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    I had very low expectations on this... if I weren't picking my Royal Mayfair flacon, this would have been purchased on the spot. It smells great and was surprising on skin. It's not a projection...
  63. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Besides my wife that loves it on me? No.
  64. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Thanks. Now... what I thought I had, I do not have. So I'll be buying an atomizer here soon, it seems. No spares in the house - Windsor 2009 in one, Windsor 2010 in the other.
  65. Re: Does layering Molecule 01 first make the 2nd perfume project more?

    Royal Mayfair, like Windsor, are not huge on projection. That's part of the nature of the scent - hushed projection. For me, that's a blessing - I hate extremely loud fragrances (perhaps the singular...
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    Re: Is Bentley Azure another Aventus Killer?

    I get no similarity between Azure and Aventus. In fact, I think it closely resembles Mont Blanc Legend Special Edition.
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    Re: Your most worn for July 2015

    My top five for July:

    1) Creed Windsor
    2) Bentley Azure
    3) Helmut Lang EDC
    4) Carven Pour Homme
    5) D&G Intenso
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    Re: Amouage Disappointment

    Memoir Man and oddly enough, Ciel for Men are my favorites from this house. The rest hit me in the middle of the road; overhyped in most cases.

    Serge Lutens have quite a few I like, but I have to...
  69. Re: Frapin The Orchid Man - new scent coming in October 2015

    This and Nevermore have been added to my list to try from this house... thanks for sharing!
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    Poll: Re: Should Creed update their bottle design?

    Love the flat shouldered flasks - 120ml - but I'm not a fan of the smaller sizes. But their caps... sheesh. Can they get any looser?
  71. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Screw it... bought a flacon.
  72. Re: Does anyone else mentally pronounce "Habit Rouge" like this?

    I usually apologize before I say anything on a bottle that's French. So to the OP, yes. I say it like that. I'm not up to Ash standards of destroying a fragrance name, but I swear I'm nearly...
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    Re: So How Many of You Have Not Smelled Kouros?

    I've smelled vintage and just as of today, the current formulation.

    I will admit to not smelling the Kouros Sport and many of the flankers though.
  74. Re: Tom Ford NOIR POUR FEMME: a GEM fully suitable for men

    Okay, glad to see that I'm not the only one that picked up Plum Japonais but something else. I'd almost say it's Sahara Noir, which was a nod to Amber Absolute in my book.
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    Re: Calvin Klein Font

    You'll find that Futura is the closest with some modifications to the leading or tracking.
  76. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    It's there, but like I said earlier; it's been tamped down something serious to me in RM... which is a darn good thing in my book. Again, I'm quite glad you like it so. I'm a huge fan... seems like...
  77. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Oh great! I'm glad you're enjoying RM. Windsor has quietly been one of my favorites over the years and I've gone entire weeks wearing just that. I actually can sorta see the florals reminding you of...
  78. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    Byredo would be my choice...
  79. Re: And the "Most Hyped" scent in the Best Scent of the 2014 -2015 Period goes to...

    First thing that came to my mind too. Aventus came our 5 years ago - still inspires more threads than ever.
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    Local Charlotte Macy's had a tester. I didn't even know it was Ultra Male until I had walked past it and the wife was already to go. I'll probably go back tomorrow though on my own time since they...
  81. Re: Blue and niche...like Bleu de Chanel, but more original.

    +1 Creed Himalaya
  82. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I... honestly don't know! When I saw your name in this thread, I was truly surprised but at the same time I think it'll be a scent that you will like portions of it. I'm just not sure if you'll...
  83. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I personally cannot wait for your take on RM. Hope you enjoy!
  84. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    There's quite a few in this thread.

    Regarding batch variations, different suppliers of chemicals could create differences as well. Some companies filter or refine things differently on the same...
  85. Re: Now that the dust has settled...strongest of the Creed Aqua line?

    Vetiver Geranium followed closely by Aberdeen Lavandar. I found Cedre Blanc not bad, but it sharply declines after the 2nd hour to my nose.

    I get decent performance from VG & AL, around 4-6 with...
  86. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I never got the outrage over the word indelible (or Indélébile in French). It's just another dictionary word used to market something...
  87. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    Mostly negative or no comments on this one for me. Although, I'm not fully a fan of this scent either. The wife does like it on me; but rarely asks for me to wear it.
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    Re: Alternatives to Memoir Man

    Anise versus wormwood. I don't see Kenzo Air or Air Intense being anywhere near Memoir Man. For brief moments, By Kilian A Taste of Heaven is somewhat similar since it has wormwood (absinthe) in it...
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    Re: Help me date this bottle please!

    This thread did not disappoint.
  90. Re: Why don't fragrance houses exploit the public by making everything limited edition?

    I hate this at the same time love this. Bravo... this is a great idea that I'd venture is probably already done to some extent more than we'd probably think. Done wrongly (think: Windsor 2009, then...
  91. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I'd honestly have to say no; it's not worth the premium to search/purchase for Windsor. Only longevity is the only difference I'm seeing so far - and we're talking about perhaps a full hour less of a...
  92. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Personally, I'd say it's closer to Windsor 2010.

    I just can't get over how pale the juice is versus 2009 or even 2010. But for all intents and purposes, I'd say it's closer to 2010, but...
  93. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Just based on my preference: 2010, 2009, RM in that order for me.

    2010 is not a fave here for the most part whereas 2009 is the fave at BN. I went the opposite direction but they're quite similar...
  94. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    There was no hyperbole. You're delving into semantics. Poor tactics.

    I stand by both statements; however the first one was verbatim. The second one, adjusted merely by typing to seemingly a...
  95. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Thanks for your rather enlightened response; however no. I'm not full of shit.

    They thought I was wearing something slightly different (two sprays to the chest) whereas one SA was the one that...
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    Re: Creed's monarchy marketing

    Actually, we don't. In fact, we sorta rebelled against anything having to do with the monarchy once or twice in our past.
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    Re: Creed Vetiver authentic or fake?

    It's fake. I'll send you my address to dispose of it properly :coolold:

    Joking aside, that looks legitimate.
  98. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I tried this today at the local Nieman Marcus; walked with a sample. It's the same as the Windsor 2010, but the midnotes are slightly different. I was wearing Windsor 2009 and they all thought I...
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    Re: I wonder why Creed changed the sprayer on RM

    Looks different. But how does it spray?
  100. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Quite. But fortunately, I don't mind.
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