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  1. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Look for US sellers here http://www.basenotes.net/forums/142-Fragrance-Splits-Board
  2. Re: looking for alternative to - Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man? any suggestions please (creed aven

    Yeah, opening in Explorer is a bit weird - I smelled tester in a store and opening was terrible, but a minute or two it settled down. I received a sample and opening is smooth there. Looks like batch...
  3. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Try buying a decants of Creed Virgin Island Water, Millesime Imperial or Silver Mountain Water, even if full bottles are out of your price range, you still can get decants at a very affordable price...
  4. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Where do you live? In EU it's not a problem to find those brands discounted.
    P.S. Congratulations with purchase, BdC EdP, IMHO is one of the best designers out there
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    Re: Creed Royal exclusives consistency?

    Norway has no trade deal with EU?! O_o
  6. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    I'd wear something artisanal like Areej le Dore or Bortnikoff
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    Re: NEW: Heretic Parfums - Scandalwood !

    Sorry for offtop, but every time I see Heretic Parfums - I read it as Hednic Parfums :laugh:
  8. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I bought a bottle of Zara Rich Leather to spray my bad before I go to sleep :)
  9. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Great post,
    I'd like to add two more points:
    - DON'T BLIND BUY
    I know you expressed this more or less, but I felt a need to specifically point it out :)
    - This hobby is quite expensive!
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    Re: Creed Royal exclusives consistency?

    You can get it a lot cheaper here https://noseparis.com/en/spice-and-wood
    They also offer delivery withing 2-3 days.
    If you are not a member - I can send you a referral invitation, in that way I'll...
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    Re: Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    Chose the one that you like more.
    It's as simple as that :)
  12. Thread: Naming notes

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    Re: Naming notes

    I am so confused with those aromachemicals that should represent certain accord, but in reality smell nothing like it.
    Take for example Sauvage - it's totally synthetic, there is nothing in it, that...
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    Re: Aventus nose blindness

    I go olfactory fatigue with Aventus in 30 minutes. So I barely wear it. I go with Musc Imperial instead for the similar vibe
    It's a shame, since it's such an amazing scent!
  14. Thread: CdG Vettiveru 2

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    Re: CdG Vettiveru 2

    I get a hint of bergamot in the opening, but no neroli, no florals
  15. Thread: CdG Vettiveru 2

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    Re: CdG Vettiveru 2

    After reading lots of positive reviews I blind bought Vettiveru 2 and unfortunately I am disappointed.
    It's dominated by dark, earthy vetiver like in Encre Noire. Not really how I like my vetiver....
  16. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    As it was already said - Creed Original Vetiver, but it's 5x+ times more expensive.
    I'd say a better option would be to decant MC into small atomizer and carry it around with you to refresh during...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Mine survived even after showering, but it was a soft skin scent afterwards. Still impressive!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Finally found Creed Virgin Island Water in stock, got a bottle in my hands today and I feel like I am on vacation
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    Re: Fragrances with a dominant 'dried fruits' note

    Berdoues Maasaï Mara
  20. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Because AC Musc Imperial has the same vibe - same freshness and energ, but it's fig instead of pineapple
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Ask someone else if they can smell aventus on you. I go nose blind with Aventus in 30 minutes, but it lasts for up to 10 hours.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The last one I liked a lot is James Heeley Note de Yuzu, very nice, refreshing yuzu for hot summer weather. And it lasts for quite a bit - 5-6 hours, more than I expected from it
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    I think I have a bottle from 2017, performance is really good
  24. Thread: Weird discounts

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    Re: Weird discounts

    I always thought they do that because they need to sell old stocks.
    Check your batch code - I wouldn't be surprised if it's 2-3 years old
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    Re: decant / split shops recommendation

    Why don't you use split board here?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Personally I find this thing about youtube\whatever media influencers so fascinating!
    A girl on Instagram says she doesn't like new UI for Snapchat and the company loses 1bln in capitalization that...
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    Re: Please help about this scent :(

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/offer-listing/B0058ONO42/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    check this one. You can always contact sellers and ask them to ship it to you
  28. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    I always thought it's an olfactory overload and personal perception of scents.
    It should be no wonder to anyone that fragrances smell differently from hands distance than when you smell spray point...
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    Get one from the family and another one from friends or, even, from yourself.
    Problem solved! :)
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    OMG! I hate Fragrantica's Men's forum for this so much! Every day there's like 5 topics created asking for the best compliment getter\panty-dropper like all of a sudden fragrance will make them...
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    Re: Rank My Fragrances

    This is how I'd rate them:
    1. Bleu de Chanel EDP
    2. Terre D'Hermes EDT
    3. YSL La Nuit
    4. Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP
    5. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    6. YSL L'Homme
    7. Bulgari Man in Black
    8. Dior...
  32. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    The girl I am dating wears cold weather fragrances even in summer heat - works like a charm on her.
    But I am quite sensitive to scents and overpowering or cloying scents can give me headaches, so I...
  33. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    This thing costs almost as much as VIW (130 vs 156 EUR), but smells a lot more cheap, why should one even consider it at this price point?
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    True story! The only time I was asked how much I make was on a date with American girl, loud mouth, amazing American accent
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    It's a cultural thing.
    When I am in USA I am shocked that random strangers on a streets can give me compliments. Takes quite a while to get used to it.
    My home country, Sweden, is well known for...
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    One more quite good fragrance you can buy for less than 15 EUR is Pascal Morabito Black Agent
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    It does. His personality is actually what sells whatever he is marketing.
    What I meant that his egoism and whatever else he is hated here for wasn't an obstacle for his success. I'd say it's quite...
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    Re: 20% OFF Entire Website at Yves Rocher!

    I strongly recommend Cuir Vetiver, very nice masculine vetiver fragrance, similar to Terre d'Hermes EdT
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    By "doer" he meant a person that managed to get 500k$ through crowd sourcing and contract fragrance manufacturer to make a fragrance for him.
    It's an incredible achievement and it ain't many who can...
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    Re: Summer Purchase Advice

    Creed Virgin Island Water is a perfect summer fragrance
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    I can name only one in this category - Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver, you can get it on sale below 25 EUR
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    The longest lasting I've seen is MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 EdP - it stays on my clothes for 2 month and counting.
    I am scared to even think about Extrait version - will probably stay till the end of...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Magnificent!
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Davidoff Cool Water I smelled in fragrance store smells nothing like GIT I own


    Well - you own them, not we. Test them both next to each other and see which one lasts and projects better
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    Re: perfumery in islamic tradition

    Everyone likes to smell good :)
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    Re: perfumery in islamic tradition

    This article is more about Islam than about perfumery.
    Would love to read about typical components, scents and so on instead
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    Of course! Stouts and Quadrupels have high alcohol content (10%+ ABV), so they age like a wine. Some become a lot better with time
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    I am a Quadrupel and Stouts guy :)
    My fridge is filled with Stouts, that been aging for up to 4 years. Although I barely drink them - like one in a couple of month\half a year.
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    Re: Need suggestions for a purchase

    From your list I like only The One EdP, though I haven't tried Heritage or Caron Pour Homme. But it doesn't matter.
    If you are questioning what you should get - the answer is simple - none of them!...
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    Re: Papyrus Oud/71 - Thoughts?

    I don't really like Papyrus Oud, I think Bentley for Men Absolu is a better fragrance
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I sent a complain to UN that you guys here are plotting conspiracy with the aim to start chemical warfare on June 1st
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    It's Friday today and as it was promised - it's a sunny day and just as I planned - I am wearing Royal Mayfair today with a casual style - jeans, sneakers, white dress shirt and a blazer. Feels...
  53. Re: Men’s Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    Dior Eau Sauvage, Creed Viking
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    Because why not? :)
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    Re: Creed 30ml bottles?

    30 ml are also quite expensive per ml and what I've seen - add 20 or so EUR and you can get yourself a 50 ml instead
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    It snows in northern parts of Sweden during summer :)
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    Sorry hednic, I didn't imply you were wrong. You might be right and it's also produced in Sweden.
    P.S. Was it snowing there? :D
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    I wouldn't wear it even if they'd pay me as much as it costs :)
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    Re: Sex and the Sea Neroli by Francesca Bianchi

    It was said it has real ambergris in it
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    I believe it's Finnish drink, and Finland technically is not Scandinavia - it's a Nordic country.
    Sorry for being nerd :D
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    You don't love it, so there is a need to buy it.
    One should buy only "love" fragrances
  62. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    I've been told a few times that I smell great referring to my natural smell.
    But it must be my skin absorbed so much fragrance over time, that it smells like it now :laugh:
  63. Re: Latest Roja Dove - Roja Love - Limited to 100 Pieces!

    My thought exactly
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Jealous!
  65. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    Natural


    You mean white Air Force 1? :D
  66. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    Very true! I had intimacy with one girl and I didn't really liked how she smells, I think it was the main reason why I didn't want to see her in my bed again, although she asked me out
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    Re: I think we underestimate the power of....

    Are you wearing fragrances to get compliments from other people or you want to enjoy it yourself?
    "Strong as hell" doesn't seem like a compliment to me.
    I'd go easier on a trigger and spray it...
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I plan to wear it on Friday with a suit :coolold:
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    Re: Men's Wallets - What do you carry?

    I use card holder only, since in Sweden you don't need cash at all.
    Mine is from Michael Kors.
    Would be willing to throw 250 EUR for LV one, but my friend rocks it so I don't want to have the same...
  70. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    You are saying this like this is a fact. But it's not. In fact the best compliments I've got regarding how I smell when wearing fragrances were during sex
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    Re: Help me build my collection

    Not only fragrances are subjective - almost everything is. Well except laws of physics and math :)
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    Re: Help me build my collection

    I think it's an amazing vetiver fragrance.
    Can you provide any arguments to support your statement?
  73. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    If you are a basenoter, you probably wear fragrances daily, and that's part of your style - it's kinda fair to be on date the way you are (unless you are looking for hook-up only).
    Instead of skanky...
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    I plan to buy Creed VIW and Aventus Cologne
  75. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    Definitely an experience for me.
    I wear different fragrances for different occasions, weather, settings, mood and even clothes.
    It gives me olfactory experiences that evoke different emotions and...
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    Viking is 185\265 GBP. 155\215 is the same price as for MI, VIW, OV, OS, etc
  77. Thread: Must be my skin

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    Re: Must be my skin

    Ask people around you if they still can smell you, when you can't.
    If they can - try spraying far away from your nose - arm wrists and belly instead of neck and chest
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    JV AP and VIW have nothing in common. VIW is million times better and natural, while AP opens like kitchen cleaning citrusy product
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    Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis is magnificent!
    It's like some one chopped grapefruit in front of you - smells so natural
  80. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    And we need to go deeper :D
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    Mugler Cologne
    Nicolai Parfumeur Neroli Intense
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    Re: Which niche scents are projection bombs?

    Cedrat Boise
    MFK Oud series, especially extraits
  83. Thread: Must be my skin

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    Re: Must be my skin

    Maybe it's not your skin, but your nose? i.e. olfactory fatigue
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    My top 3 would be:
    Aventus
    Silver Mountain Water
    Virgin Island Water
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    I've seen somewhere here someone posted a quote form MFK's interview, where he said 540 is 100% synthetic
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    Re: How Old is to Old?

    Some fragrances could have been reformulated in the last 5 years, so older one might be a lot better than newer one
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    Last time I went to opera I wore MFK Oud Satin Mood, but it was still winter here.
    For summer BdP might be a better option, depending on a temperature, ofc
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    Re: Men Wearing Jewelry

    These days watch is my only jewelry I wear.
    Very rarely I might wear leather bracelet that matches one of my watches
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    Tested Profumo yesterday and I could barely smell it - had to put my nose next to my skin. Also it was gone in 4 hours or so
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    From what I've tried it's probably Essence Oud by Ferrari
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    I think you should find a good antiperspirant instead.
    Recently I discovered Swedish pharmacy product called Absolut Torr (Absolutely Dry), this thing is magic! Keeps me dry for 7 days! Even when I...
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    Re: Help me find something that last for me.

    You should ask someone else if they can smell you. It might be not your skin, but your nose - you became olfactory fatigue, so you can't smell it anymore. If that's the case - you have to spray your...
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Aventus, because it's so versatile
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    True! I had to hang my turtle neck outside to get rid of 540.
    P.S. My vote goes to Grand Soir
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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water clone?

    According to Fragrantica it's Silver by Al-Rehab
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I didn't. But it's price on UK official web site is 215 GBP - the same as for VIW, for example, and VIW is sold at 156 EUR and up.
    So I assumed it's price will be 156.
    But as Sambuccashake pointed...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    So I just went to the store to test this.
    And I don't like it.
    Opening has some sharp chemical note (aldehydes?!), this gives me headaches. In a minute or so cardamom kicks in. That chemical...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Looks like it'll start from 156 EUR for 100ml in EU
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Summer?

    Creed VIW is amazing for summer
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    Re: My summer wardrobe needs your advice

    Creed VIW and\or MI
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