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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Right now 120ml go for $370
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Creed seems to do it more often than everyone else I think. Tom Ford has been relatively the same. I paid $295 for 100ml of champacca absolute for my wife three years ago. Today that same bottle went...
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    Tom Ford men circa '08
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    Another Creed price hike???

    They're doing one a year now. Is there another house that does price hikes as frequently? What does everyone think about this?
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    Re: your favorite designer fragrance

    As of right now, it's Dior Homme Eau
  6. Thread: xjeroff Don

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    Re: xjeroff Don

    Almost bought this blind. Waiting for it to hit Osswalds so I can test it. I like the description
  7. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    I voted no. I'd rather see members segregated before posts...
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    Poll: Re: Avents vs Dior Homme Intense

    Aventus in all areas. DHI isn't even the best in the Homme series. Tried it on several occasions. Can't see why it's as popular as the original Dior Homme
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    Re: How do you organize your collection?

    By season. It saves me time. No sense in considering something that I'm not gonna wear. In season fragrances go on my dresser, everything else goes into storage
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    Re: Best Dior fragrance?

    I like Dior Homme eau
  11. Re: MOST Male fragrances are EDT, MOST Female fragrances are EDP, Why?

    I believe erfume was created for a woman to attract men. So the fragrance was potent and lasted longer. It sounds sexist today, but women were almost property in those days. That tradition, of making...
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    Re: Original santal or new haarlem

    This lol. OS for me as well. One of my favorite fragrances
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    Re: Original santal or new haarlem

    This lol. OS for me as well. One of my favorite fragrances
  14. Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Right now, I'd say Ciel Man. All time, it's Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    I've never smelled an Hermes fragrance that I'd spend over $50 on. I'm open to change my mind though if one comes along that I like
  16. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    I think it's safe to say its unusually cool for the past couple days and besides I never left the house. Italian Cypress is an all year round fragrance in my opinion anyway but if I were going...
  17. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    Well they won't pinpoint it as a leather based fragrance. However, wearing the appropriate fragrance for the season/occasion will have people refer to you as the guy that smells good, as opposed to...
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    Re: If it only lasted

    Bois de cedrat by Creed. Smells great but it has zero longevity
  19. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    I can guarantee you that if you are in fact doing that, people laugh at you behind your back. I agree with sophisticatedscent fragrance like clothes, have seasons
  20. Re: What seasons should i wear a particular cologne???

    Try to wear heavy leather/amber scents in cooler weather. That is, if you're trying to be considerate to those around you. In the hot and humid summer temperatures, those kind of fragrances can...
  21. Re: Why don't fragrance houses exploit the public by making everything limited edition?

    Nothing is ever limited or vaulted if money can still be made.
  22. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    Scandal PH
  23. Thread: New haarlem

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    Re: New haarlem

    Nope. There are better gourmands out there. It kinda played itself out
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Glad I'm not the only one
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    My opinion is this:

    1. It smells great but it's not perfect. People are allowed not to like it
    2. Some people, once they own a few bottles, think they're the next luca Turin and they critique...
  26. Thread: Live Jazz

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    Re: Live Jazz

    Love it but gave it away. I don't wear it enough to justify me keeping it. Great for summer heat
  27. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    In order:

    Scandal pour Homme
    Original Santal
    Italian Cypress
  28. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    The one that came to mind was Santalum by Profumum Roma. I came in to test something else, smelled that and it was over. I didn't even wanna test anything else. I went home took a shower n sprayed it...
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    I like this one in cold weather. In warm weather it can seem a little feminine. Still a very good citrus
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    The hostility comes from the fact that some people think that when you make statements about quality in perfume between more expensive brands and less expensive brands, you're insulting them. I agree...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Royal vintage by M. Michallef is the best Aventus clone. Anything else is gonna be a waste of money. Even if you try three of these other lame attempts at it for $15-$20 each, it's still a waste of...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed Erolfa.

    Best aquatic I've ever smelled. Too bad I hate aquatics or I would've gone through a couple bottles of this
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    Re: Bought Single Malt by Kilian today ...

    If pure malt is better than this, that house should close up shop
  34. Poll: Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Neroli portofino. I like platinum Egoiste a lot, but NP is a much better fragrance
  35. Re: Admit it, who here owns any of the Paris Hilton scents?

    Never. Don't like what she stands for.
  36. Re: Mid 1990's template: Chanel Platinum Egöiste and the rest of them all

    It's not that polarizing. What you're witnessing is people not knowing how to compartmentalize two very different scents that share the same name. It's always funny to see how people react to certain...
  37. Re: Just curious. What % of Your Wardrobe did you Rate 5 Stars?

    Almost all are. The only ones that aren't are the ones I purchase for nostalgic/collector reasons
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    Santal imperial by creed. Masterfully blended
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    Re: "Fragrances" I hate.

    Anything mugler
    All designer aquatics. Not that they're that bad, it's just that they all smell the same to me
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    Re: Creed Classics at the Creed Boutique NYC

    These are pretty old fashioned fragrances before aquatics came into the pic. I own them all and enjoy them but I wouldn't recommend a blind buy
  41. Re: I have long resisted a summer fragrance, but....suggestions?

    Summer fragrance and aquatic are not mutually exclusive. Unfortunately most summer designer fragrances are aquatics. If you're gonna stick to designer, I'd recommend Dior Homme cologne. Other members...
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    Re: EdT's turning: any reason?

    It's not an exact science. I think that's what people fail to realize. Even if you bought a cooler, it's not gonna guarantee fragrances won't turn after a while. Fragrance houses understand this too....
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    Re: EdT's turning: any reason?

    Stuff like this happens. It's generally a good idea to use a fragrance within 5 years of when you purchased it, otherwise it can go bad on you. It's not just edt either. It's happened to me with...
  44. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    That depends on whether you're just trying something out or if you're putting up a false pretense. Basically what I'm saying is, some people sample/split to get a general idea on what a fragrance is...
  45. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    This
  46. Poll: Re: The Ultimate Baroque Chypre: Diaghilev or Chypre Palatin

    I like them both but chypre palatin has a sweet, dry almost raisin-like accord that I love plus I'm a big fan of Bertrand Duchaufour
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Italian Cypress (Tom Ford)
    Ambre Topkapi (MDCI)
    Scandal PH (Roja Dove)
    Original Santal (Creed)
    Ciel Man (Amouage)
  48. Re: So the "melon note" in Millesime Imperial IS watermelon!

    How about different ingredients creating a certain accord? They keep saying it's not watermelon, I'm not gonna gonna go ahead and say it is
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    Comments like this usually come from an inexperienced nose. They have no idea what they're smelling so they usually say things like that, no biggie. I used to get miffed when I heard comments like...
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    Re: Is Neroli Sauvage a Blind Buy?

    Beautiful scent. Arguably the best smelling creed, but as others have mentioned, extremely weak performance
  51. Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    Some people are mindless sheep and will jump whichever way they see a few others jump. Nothing wrong with polo fragrances
  52. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Live jazz could work for you if you can find it. My wife got it at JFK International Airport for like $35. I'm pretty sure you can find it at that price or cheaper elsewhere
  53. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    Good read. I personally don't care if he were a gerbil, I love red vetyver and will continue to buy it. People make too much of that stuff. Don't get me wrong, it's interesting to know but it should...
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    Re: What's definitely masculine is.. grossness?

    Maybe you prefer woman's fragrances. Some men just don't vibe with masculines it's just a preference. Also, while I agree that Dior leather oud is pretty gross, I think that's supposed to be a unisex...
  55. Poll: Re: Spicebomb Viktor&Rolf vs Invictus Paco Rabanne

    Both are pretty good but I like Invictus better
  56. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    A couple that come to mind are Live Jazz and Millesime Imperial. I love them but for some strange reason, don't wear them often
  57. Thread: Royal OUD is

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    Re: Royal OUD is

    There's oud there. It's just these guys at creed have this ridiculous idea of making scents that smell good. Oud stinks so however they dressed it up, I'm not complaining. Smelling like a barn isn't...
  58. Poll: Re: What rate you will give to these Musk based frags?

    From your list, white oud by agonist hands down but black musk by Montale kills them all slowly
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    Re: Aventus popularity..?

    Every time I see someone showing their fragrance collection, no matter how modest the collection is, I always see a bottle of Aventus. I'm gonna retire it in my collection. Doesn't feel niche anymore
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    Re: Purchases for the coming summer?

    Eau Sauvage
    Costa Azzurra
    Roja bergamot extrait
  61. Poll: Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Terre D'Hermes Pure Parfum

    TDH smells like a hamster wearing cologne. Would never wear it. Unless I were a hamster...
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    A*men
    A*men pure shot (tie)
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    Re: Brand New Montale - Aoud Lavender!!

    I own a few Montales. I wonder why they release so many fragrances
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    Poll: Re: Official retailers vs Online discounters

    Only official retailers for me. I don't care whether the online retailers have fake or real merchandise but I find piece of mind knowing I never have to question any purchase
  65. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Dior Homme. When it was first released it was very different, but now it's been copied so much it's pretty generic smelling based off of what's being pumped out by companies today. I still wear it...
  66. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    There is no male scent comparable. In 50 years you may make the argument for Fahrenheit or GIT. Although an argument can be made for Gold Man by Amouage as well
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    Re: Is Amouage Finished?

    Their target audience don't share your concerns unfortunately, so this won't hurt their bottom line
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    Poll: Re: Aventus Batch Variation Poll

    I've had 3 bottles and I've never experienced any variations. Now, I'm not saying there never has been, but I've never sprayed a new bottle and said it smelled different. Actually in my experience...
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    Re: Always on recommendation

    Green Irish Tweed. It's the Swiss Army knife of perfumery
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    You're absolutely right lol. I never thought about that
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    "Old prostitute" I was wearing Royal Delight
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    Re: Pure White Cologne vs. Acqua Universalis

    PWC by far over AUF. I'm interested in trying AU because I'm sure I'd like it over Forte. I agree 100% about there being something off putting about AUF. Way too powerful and linear to be a...
  73. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Best smelling creed IMO. Dry down doesn't compare to the opening and that's the only knock on this for me. Magnificent opening, ok dry down
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan leather projection issues

    It projects like a monster. I think we've created unrealistic expectations for perfume. I've been wearing it for 6 years and never had a problem with projection. If anything, it can be a little...
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man -VS- Le Labo Rose 31

    Both great. I own them both and love them. Slight edge goes to rose 31 as its the more masculine of the two
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    Re: Pierre Bourdon's Top 5

    Ambre Topkapi
    Cool water
    Live Jazz
    Mark Birley
    Kouros (by default. The op requested 5)
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    Re: Winter apple pie type fragrance

    Those are the exact two scents I was thinking of. Minus la nuit
  78. Re: Finally settled on a signature scent: Green Irish Tweed

    Good choice
  79. Re: What are some scents you ONLY wear for others?

    I used to wear 154 for my wife. It's not a bad scent, I just never reach for it
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    Re: Will Lavendar Rob Your Manhood

    If it keeps me out of trouble, I'll bathe myself in it.
  81. Re: Is Declaration d'Un Soir anything like Rose 31?

    D' un soir is closer to Tom Fords Noir de Noir. To me, it's nothing like rose 31
  82. Re: Which fragrance is a "Hype-king" or "Overhyped"?

    All vintage fragrances
    ...and DHI
  83. Re: Which of my niche scents should I wear to a job interview?

    If you're gonna wear something, I'd go with vodka on the rocks. Very light and contemporary
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    Re: Parfums de Marly: Galloway..

    I have a sample of this. It's very good and I get the SMW comparisons, but the bottle is preventing me from buying. It's some kind of faux-matte finish. If it got dirty I doubt it would be able to...
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Cold weather: Santalum by Profumum Roma
    Warm weather: Santal imperial
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Have you tried Ciel Man? It's very light and floral. It's got a nice lavender/rose/jasmine mix going on. Excellent for spring and summer
  87. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    I love to wear platinum Egoiste in the house after a shower. I never really wear it out, I'm not sure why because it's really good
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    Re: Modern chypres?

    Bergamot
    Labdanum
    Patchouli
    Oakmoss

    These ingredients make it a Chyprè. It's not that difficult. People are gonna add fragrances to the genre that don't belong, but if you've done your...
  89. Re: Name The Fragrances That You Consider Totally Captivating And Sexy?

    Champaca absolute
    Nuit Andalouse

    These two are fragrances that I bought for my wife and to me, are very sensual elegant fragrances
  90. Re: What do you think is the most distinguishable note?

    Lavender
  91. Thread: Best civet?

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    Re: Best civet?

    Light on the civet, but an absolute masterpiece in my book
  92. Thread: Best civet?

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    Re: Best civet?

    I'll second that
  93. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain's racist remarks and the aftermath

    Everyone makes racists remarks. If you're famous, you have to be smart enough to not make them publicly. If I wore Guerlain, which I don't, it wouldn't stop me from wearing it. If we reacted like...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Issue

    I've done orders from them directly and they're usually doing my order as I talk to them. Keep in mind that even though its the holiday season, they're never THAT busy. One other thing, I'm shocked...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite perfume family

    I chose chypre and fougère. Scandal PH, which is one of my favorites currently, combines both of these accords
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    I can't speak for everyone, but where creed is criticized the most, is the poor quality control. The bottles are horrible and sometimes the juice turns sour. I've owned every creed available at least...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    The line is great. Big fan of it. It's not going to appeal to everyone because of the overall 'formal' feel of the line. With that said, if you love gender specific fragrances as well as unisex, this...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    A lot of houses make bespoke fragrances, if you get one you can put whatever you want in it and it doesn't fall subject to IFRA fragrances
  99. Re: There's something about Silver Mountain Water

    Best smelling creed out of the bunch
  100. Re: Went for Bleu even though Platinum Egoiste was drawing me in :/

    I own both and love them both. PE is better in my opinion, but bleu is more versatile IMO
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