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  1. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I did GIT the other week. 16L. Absolutely love it. What was your take on it? I grew somewhat anosmic near the end. This week I did Aventus though I cheated and switched up the batches a few times. I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I saw this on a FB group and thought it was a joke, but according to the Creed website Aventus now has a pink berry accord? https://www.creedboutique.com/US/fragrance/aventus/100ML

    What exactly is...
  3. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Interesting and familiar comment on a 2011 batch from six years ago as we continue the discussion on GIT:
  4. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ah good to know. Mousse Illuminee is masterfully done, but I just can't wear it. My sample had an almost pissy quality to it. Rogue is great though.
  5. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Also, I wonder if you might like Areej La Dore Baikal Gris. I may order a sample soon. While it's not a clone at all, a lot of the notes seem to resonate with GIT. It's also almost entirely composed...
  6. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    For sure. I think it just comes down to preference and how we first experienced the scent as well. It's impossible to find, but I'm incredibly curious what a bottle from the late 80's/early 90's...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yeah I could see that as a possibility for sure. I'm also wondering if maybe 16M causes a lot more olfactory fatigue than other batches, at least for me...
  8. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How does Oud Luwak compare to Russian Oud? The latter is absolutely gorgeous but impossible to find.
  9. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Yeah, I agree with this as well mainly because it's been demonstrated time and time again with Aventus. As for what batches are better, worse, less or more synthetic, etc., it's all relative. I find...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    So I recently picked up some 16M01 again. I love the smell of this batch, particularly the oakmossy vibe. However, it seems to ghost on me. Sometimes it will disappear altogether then suddenly show...
  11. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I definitely agree with this. I have two identical bottles from 2016. One is brand new, the other is half-empty. The former is sweeter and floral while the latter opens with more verbena alongside...
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Samples of Areej Le Dore. Malik El Taif, Russian Oud and Walimah. Incredible stuff. Almost surreal and other-worldly. I'm debating a bottle, but am not sure when I'd wear it. I could see myself...
  13. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I just received some samples of Russian Oud, Walimah and Malik Al Taif. I'm blown away by the quality. I was expecting something far too animalic for my tastes, but they're so natural that I'm...
  14. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ah, I see. I understand what you're saying now. I definitely notice the similarities with Himalaya as well though I don't like that particular frag at all. While I really love the new dry down in...
  15. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    How would you compare and contrast the dry downs of new vs. vintage? I really love the dry down of my 2016 bottle. Definitely curious about older bottles though. I also prefer new batches of Aventus...
  16. Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Chanel Allure Sport Cologne
    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    L'eau Boisee
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Heritage edt
    Jazz Club
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Spicy! I read one too, sailor :): https://press.princeton.edu/titles/7929.html
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Both batch threads on Aventus FB groups alongside the very first Aventus Batch Thread here characterize 10J01 as having very little fruit. Instead it's dominated by woods and musk even compared to...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Interesting...very few of the '10's had a dominant pineapple from what I've been able to surmise. I believe 10E01 was pineapple-dominant though. Still, to compare it to a 2019 batch seems farfetched....
  20. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Totally agree. I love the verbena and violet leaf, but the sandalwood and ambergris is what makes it such an outstanding frag. I know Creed uses synthetics yada yada but I GIT is just so natural...
  21. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Totally agree. A gem. Also, a lot more nuanced than the first few sniffs suggest.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Well that's some USDA grade load of bullsh*t :). I give you a D for effort. The pineapple was virtually non-existent in 2010 as those first batches were dominated by birch and smoke. 19P01 is...
  23. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    What's the difference between the two? I've yet to get my nose on any '18, but 16L is one of the best I've smelled imo.
  24. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I found the violet leaf initially stronger in my BNIB bottles as well. It then faded a bit and the verbena grew more pronounced. Interestingly enough, I have two bottles of the very same batch and...
  25. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    hahaha :sad:
  26. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    How's the verbena in 19P01?
  27. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Here's a good example of maturation for those fretting about their new bottles...
  28. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    The need to let a Creed bottle sit/mature is certainly evident with Aventus and, I suspect, with GIT as well. If you go back a few pages on this thread you’ll read similar complaints with 16’s, 17’s...
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    Re: Dior Oud Ispahan - Age?

    Personally, I think you're better off with something like Chanel Egoiste. It's not an overwhelming rose accord, but it's very well-blended. Oud Ispahan is incredibly dense and can be overwhelming....
  30. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    For sure. You can search and find plenty of folks on this thread and the Aventus batch thread that had similar experiences. They found their bottles weak at first, but over time and with use they...
  31. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Nikhil is fantastic. He still posts on his Hindi channel. I really enjoy Smells Good as well. It's just so genuine and articulate. I'm really quite sick of the shills.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    GIT is still an absolutely fantastic scent and I say that having smelled batches from 2014, 2015 and onward.
  33. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I know it sounds a bit farfetched but spray it a handful of times then give a few weeks to mature. All my BNIB bottles of Creed start out quite anemic, but become strong over time.
  34. Re: Do some or even many fragrances have to age a little before reaching their peak?

    Aventus and GIT always shift toward the stronger side of things for me after I spray them 10-20 times and let them sit. Though the evidence is anecdotal there are enough people here and elsewhere who...
  35. Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    There's one in Beverly Hills. You can sample at Bloomingdales though. My picks for a fresh Creed are Aventus (2017 and later) and GIT.
  36. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    So I picked up another BNIB bottle of GIT. It's the exact batch code of the one I currently own. The difference is quite noticeable. My near empty bottle is quite stronger, heavier on the verbena and...
  37. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    Not quite a week, but about five days straight of Green Irish Tweed. That may be my SOTL (Scent of a Lifetime).
  38. Re: Which niche scents are projection bombs?

    Definitely Aventus. It's almost too much. The wearer often goes anosmic, but it creates quite the scent bubble and trail, especially when people douse themselves in it. I made this mistake my first...
  39. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ah good to know. Thank you. I happened to find another 120ml of 16L01 as my 50ml was running out. That may be the best batch I've tried in my limited experience. It feels really balanced and bright...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    It is, but it lacks the depth and richness that 17W11 has imo. It's almost all just sweet pineapple. 17W11 was, right off the bat, really rich and woody as well as being heavy on the creamy pineapple.
  41. Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    I like this answer. From my collection, it would be GIT and/or Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Interesting. Thanks for the update.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Any fans of 19P11 and 19P21? Could you provide a note breakdown and a comparison to other batches? Thank you...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Someone else reported tonka and made the same comparison to Allure Homme Sport. My interest is only passing now. I'll buy a decant maybe down the road and that's about it. I'm officially off the hype...
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Great choice. I just picked up a bottle and can't stop wearing it. Wore it five days in row...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Right? hahaha

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    It's highly likely that you've already encountered the batch you're seeking. The thing is, there are extraneous factors including weather, maceration,...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    This was really helpful for me as well. Too bad he was purportedly banned in the 19P01 fiasco...

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    It helped me out a lot in narrowing down my selections...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Nice! Thanks for the reply. I swear the civet remains quite pronounced though I could be mistaking it for another note. There is an animalic sweetness that I still can't quite figure out.
  49. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It should hold up really well. I have no issues with GIT's performance. I doubt you will either.
  50. Re: You are being forced to cut down to five scents / five occasions

    1) Green Irish Tweed
    2) Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
    3) Chanel Allure Sport Cologne
    4) Aventus
    5) Jazz Club
  51. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Are the 2018 batches heavy on the verbena?
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Nice! How does it compare to the newer formulation? I own a 2018 bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    Guerlain Heritage for the 5th day in row...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Here's my review of 19P01 I posted a few days ago FWIW: So I just received 19P01 after all the hype. There's nothing vintage or smokey about this batch at all. It's a smooth, syrupy pineapple with...
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    Re: SOTD: Game of Thrones edition!!

    It’s too bad that D&D wanted to wrap up the show. HBO was happy to extend the show and it would have been far better had they done so. D&D wanted to wrap it up so they could begin work on another...
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    Re: SOTD: Game of Thrones edition!!

    102712
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    Re: SOTD: Game of Thrones edition!!

    I may wear something that ultimately disappoints :sad:.
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    Re: Weak batch of Tuscan Leather?

    My experience as well. The main difference between my 2012 and my 2016 is the infamous cocaine/kerosene note was a bit more pronounced in the former.
  59. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    Yeah, I wholeheartedly agree with this. It's amazing how our perception of a scent changes based on a variety of factors including the simple passage of time.
  60. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Warm and comforting? Grand Soir is at the top of that list for me...
  61. Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Santal 33 is one of those few fragrances I absolutely detest. I can't, for the life of me, understand its popularity never mind its price tag. I can detect little to no sandalwood in the frag. It...
  62. Re: Woodsy wood scent - a bit deep, a bit dark, a bit dry, and definitely masculine. Any suggestions

    Royal Oud is a good choice. The citrus is fleeting while the cedar is very dry and prominent. I personally don’t like the pink pepper though. Otherwise it seems to meet your requirements (again,...
  63. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    I went down to about 11 currently after own 30+. My limit is 15 so if I reach it and want to purchase something new, I rotate something out. I enjoy my frags a lot more. For me it's more about having...
  64. Re: The greatest sleeper hit fragrance is...

    Aside from being a stellar scent, I think Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 also has one the best lavender accords available in a fragrance. It's absolutely incredible.
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    Re: Into French Oriental??

    You might dig Guerlain Heritage edt. I just received it and am currently enjoying it quite a bit. It's a little wild in the opening, but quite lovely in the dry down.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Perhaps 17T01 or 18B01...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Guerlain Heritage. What a lovely frag. A little wild in the opening, but that dry down is fantastically good.
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    Poll: Re: How many sprays?

    For me, the more I overdo it the easier it is to go anosmic. Otherwise, it varies. Sometimes within the 1-2 hour mark while still catching a few errant wafts. I often spray my hand before going to...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I'm really curious about 19P11 as it sounds more complex than 19P01. I'm waiting on a few more batches to come out in the hopes that 2019 produces a dank, complex batch like 16M or 17S.

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    Poll: Re: How many sprays?

    2-4 tops unless you're trying to suffocate people. It's so easy to go anosmic to Aventus, but it lasts and projects almost too much for my tastes though I love the scent.
  71. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    GIT and Himalaya somewhat rhyme with one another though I wouldn't say they smell the same. They both employ a good amount of sandalwood. It's weird. Though I find them somewhat similar or, maybe,...
  72. Re: Creed advertised ingredients- reads as synthetic

    Thanks for the great explanation. I'm not at all some niche snob and though I'm certain Creed employs synthetics, the difference in quality is often palpable compared to many designer frags,...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    So I just received 19P01 after all the hype. There's nothing vintage or smokey about this batch at all. It's a smooth, syrupy pineapple with little development even after more than an hour of wear....
  74. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    The whole literary/Proustian angle they try to employ...They have this really insufferable questionnaire that someone linked to on reddit that was tragically hip. It reminded of the Kids In The Hall...
  75. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    Creed's copy is farcical, but it's no different than countless companies out there. I actually find Le Labo to be way worse. That company comes across as fatiguingly pretentious. Creed just seems...
  76. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    For all the ad copy nonsense Creed dishes out, this is not an unreasonable response from them. I have various batches of GIT and they all perform well though their note profiles differ. I once...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I think you answered your own question :).
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I agree with that. I think even some of the early iterations of Aventus are a definite pass for me as well, particularly 2012. GIT does some reformulated but not necessarily in a bad way as your...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yup, I definitely get a dry, birchy accord in 17W11 while 17S01 seems more damp and danky in the best way possible. I can't quite tune into the vanilla in 17S even though it's very rich as sweet as...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Great description of 17S01. I wonder if some of the sweetness is more from patchouli and some florals rather than vanilla. I can't make out the vanilla nearly as well in 17S as I can in 17T, 17X and...
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I think that's very true. If someone's not constantly burying their nose in their frags to gauge any kind of variance, the differences are quite subtle. However, it's very much like pitch in music....
  82. Re: Scents that are surprisingly difficult to find

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum alongside Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT and EDP seem hard to find here in the U.S. these days...
  83. Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I feel like Green Irish Tweed would compliment BdP more than Royal Oud...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Absolutely love the scent profile of 16M with the amped-up oakmoss. However, it just doesn't last on my skin for some reason at all. It's not olfactory fatigue as I've had friends sniff around haha....
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I would say Aventus has the wildest swing in batch variance often smelling like a different frag altogether. GIT maintains its DNA but the notes tend to swing up and down. I’m really surprised at...
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I have 16L and love it. However, it does lack the depth of my 2015 bottle. It is noticeably brighter though in a good way. 16L is also quite strong as well. My 2015 batch is greener in a grassy kind...
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I'm finding newer batches to be a bit lighter, brighter and two-dimensional if that makes sense. I just received a 2015 bottle and it smells richer, more complex and full-bodied though not as bright....
  88. Re: A loner, an introvert, a gentleman, a bad boy

    Office For Men indubitably...:wink:
  89. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    Yeah that was my impression of AHSC as well. I was really pleasantly surprised when I sampled it. It doesn't wow you with novelty or complexity, but with its well-crafted simplicity. Chanel is a...
  90. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    AHSC lasts a good while on my skin, especially for a citrus frag. If you live in a really hot climate it’s a perfect reach imo. Incredibly easy to wear. Edition Blanche smells lovely leans a bit more...
  91. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Tobacco Oud - 9/10 - More of a burning tobacco, but an incredible tobacco scent nonetheless. Early iterations were far too oudy and by that I mean almost fecal in the opening. Newer bottles are not....
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    Re: Head Fried

    I feel like Green Irish Tweed checks all of those boxes.
  93. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    So I now own three batches of GIT. 16L, 16F and, most recently, 15R01. I've also smelled a 17 from a sample. I can most definitely say that 15R01 is, hands down, the more well-rounded scent. It...
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    Re: How to Mature Creed Aventus?

    I agree. While the evidence is anecdotal, there's so much anecdotal evidence here and elsewhere regarding the maturation/maceration of Aventus (including my own) that I'm hard-pressed to believe...
  95. Re: The late dry down is what separates Creed and MFK from a lot of other houses...

    Rogue is fantastic so far. Derviche may be one of the best orientals/tobacco fragsI've smelled in a good while. I couldn't get into Mousse Illuminee or Chypre Siam though the craftsmanship was...
  96. Re: Best long lasting and projecting Citrus/Summer Frag?

    My vote as well. I'm pretty obsessed with AHSC because it's getting hot and I love wearing this after a run and trip to the sauna.
  97. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Allure Sport Cologne, or Homme Edition Blanche

    EB would be a top 3 scent for me if it weren't for its performance. I'm actually considering giving away or selling my bottle. It's so dang frustrating to wear haha.
  98. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Allure Sport Cologne, or Homme Edition Blanche

    Sport Cologne for me, especially if you live in a hotter climate. Edition Blanche is an incredible scent, but I get abysmal performance from it.
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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

    Green Irish Tweed...
  100. Poll: Re: Looking for a Distinct Great Citrus for Spring and Summer + Poll

    Hahaha no worries :).
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