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  1. Re: FS: Prized Creed Flacons, Creed Carded Samples...ConUSA only.

    Revised
  2. Re: FS: Prized Creed Flacons/Bottles, Dior, Creed Carded Samples, PdN and More...ConUSA only.

    Well kept unopened flacons.
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    Re: TF Oud Wood strength/application

    I'm thrilled I've used up my 50ml bottle. I like the smell but I'd never buy another no matter how cheap. This one didn't last on me at all. Maybe I'd get a hour or so with several sprays. ...
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    Re: Oldest Creed you own.

    I have a bottle of Baie de Geneivre from late 80's or early 90's that is fabulous. I have a flacon of Bayrhum Vetiver that is mid to late 90's.

    Martin
  5. Re: M7 on EBAY: is this legit? Can I be sure?

    I bought one. The price was good and the fact it was boxed sealed the deal. Blind buy for me but I'm anticipating liking it based on what I've read in the last few years.

    Martin
  6. Re: Favorite Sandalwood Scent with good longevity?

    Creed Bois de Santal. Now long gone but I've seen decants available.

    Martin
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    A favorite Creed salesman called recently to let me know that a green flacon of Angelique Encens was available. I couldn't resist the thought of being able to wear this one with reckless abandon for...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Pleasantly surprised with MDCI Invasion Barbare sample I received recently. I love the vibrant spiciness and the longevity is acceptable. I'm on go for a bottle of this one. Martin
  9. Thread: Creed Help!

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    Re: Creed Help!

    I agree. Beware of the complete fakes on eBay of GIT and Original Vetiver.

    Martin
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    Re: how much do you wear per year

    Overall, given colognes, EdTs, EdPs and extraits, I'd estimate I go through at least 500-700 mls a year of fragrance. Maybe more considering I sometimes wear one fragrance earlier in the day and...
  11. Thread: Harrods Oud?

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    Re: Harrods Oud?

    After going through a 10ml decant I received in a swap with a friend, I bought a bottle of Harrod's Oud about 6 months ago on eBay. I think I paid $225.00 shipped. I like this one much better than...
  12. Re: "PACO RABANNE POUR HOMME": the Early days (1973-1981).

    Thanks for the thread. Paco Rabanne was my signature fragrance for many moons starting in the mid 70's. I scored a few boxed spray bottles about 2 years ago that I thought were from the early to...
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    A few Creeds that come to mind:

    Verveine Narcisse
    Bayrhum Vetiver
    Scent of Oger

    Martin
  14. Re: I did not realize that PUREPROTEIN had purchased Basenotes.com

    Yes, the IN YOUR FACE pop ups are sad, insulting and off putting. I try to not ever buy anything advertized in this manner. The guy that owns the site must be getting desperate to resort this.
    ...
  15. Re: My Score of the Decade!!! Wax Sealed Vintage Tabac Blond!!!

    Wow. Did the bottles come from an estate sale? Nice pickup. We know who the smell good guy is in your neighborhood! :) Martin
  16. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    I just bought 60ml Puredistance M and was delighted to learn that it was available in this size. After going through a 17.5ml atomizer, I was ready to buy the 100ml bottle. Strangely, the 60ml...
  17. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Creed Private Collection "Vintage" Tabarome (easily surpasses the BN hype)

    Martin
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    Guerlain Philtre d'Amour
    Villoresi Colonia
    Citrus Bigarrade
    Selection Verte
    Eau de Guerlain
    Original Cologne

    Martin
  19. Re: Looking for a leather fragrance that has a very good longevity?

    Puredistance M. Martin
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Thanks ZZ. It was a good and interesting read. Martin
  21. FS: Prized Creed Flacons, Creed Carded Samples...ConUSA only.

    These are all from my collection. Well stored. No trades. Shipping in ConUSA included. Verified PayPal or money order only. Thanks, Martin

    Creed Private Collection Cypres Musc 1000ml green...
  22. Re: Do Creed TESTERS have batch numbers engraved anywhere on the bottles or on the TESTER box?

    Yes and no. Many of the older testers and flacons have NO batch numbers of any kind. I have had or have many.

    Martin
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    I've learned to go real easy with Reflection Man--it is quite powerful. One or two sprays maximum--otherwise it is annoyingly cloying to me. Martin
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    With ground shipping bottles are subject be jostled and vibrate more in transit than they would with priority mail shipping. Hence, there is a greater possibility of the contents leaking. I noticed...
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    Re: high longevity is not ideal

    I basically agree. It's my pet peeve of most fragrances made and sold today. Martin (Puredistance M fan)
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    Re: Current Guerlain Vetiver Bottle?

    Very likable and just as wearble as the vintage version which has a hint of tobacco. Great fragrance value too at discounted prices. I believe I paid about $40 for the latest bottle, 100ml, from...
  27. Re: Dumb Luck Find/Buy of the Day--Creed Bayrhum Vetiver!

    Photo of long discontinued Creed Bayrhum Vetiver Private Collection (leaked a good 25mls in transit) just added. Also a photo of vintage Jasmal from when it was a Private Collection fragrance. Now...
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    Re: Scent of Oger by Creed

    Oger, which I think is a French name, is pronounced "Oh-zhay." Oger has high end men's fashion stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. Two kind BNers and a gal in the Oger corporate office helped me...
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    Re: Scent of Oger by Creed

    I went through hell and high water chasing the last 2 available flacons of this about 2 years ago. I've said before that this fragrance, reportedly the first bespoke crafted by Erwin, for a...
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    Re: Anyone else love Original Vetiver?

    OV is my default daily fragrance. Perfect for the office. Martin
  31. Re: What makes Guerlain's Derby reissue so expensive?

    Don't bother with the reissue (I have a bee bottle). Find a boxed vintage bottle. It is vastly superior to the reissue.

    Martin
  32. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    What he says! Martin
  33. Dumb Luck Find/Buy of the Day--Creed Bayrhum Vetiver!

    Okay, please forgive me for gloating a bit. Creed fanboy (or sucker) that I am, I received a call today from a Neiman Marcus store and was offered a full unopened flacon of Creed Bayrhum Vetiver...
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    Re: Just one fragrance house?

    What he says...but only IF I had to go with one. I wear about 25 of their fragrances. Nobody else even comes close. Sure I like some Guerlains, Puredistance M, etc.

    Martin
  35. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    Philtre d'Amour is absolutely a marvel of perfumery! The EdP and EdT are a delight. I salute my Canadian BN friend Anthony DG for alerting me to this one. Discontinued but 30ml spray bottles have...
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    Re: Creed Vintage Tabarome

    You can hope but it isn't going to happen as IFRA regulations would not allow this. VT is over with.

    Martin
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    Re: Creed Vintage Tabarome

    VT has to be very difficult (and pricey) to source these days. IMO it is one of the very few fragrances here that lives up to the hype. An awesome sensory experience upon application...and it has...
  38. Re: Heritage (vintage) vs. Patou Pour Homme vs. Dunhill Blend 30

    I concur... Martin
  39. Re: Creed Leather Atomizer; The Woes of Purchasing it retail!

    According to your thread title...woe is me! Yes...I do admit, I am a Creed fanboy :) I'm going to purchase another atomizer real soon (Nubuck). I could use a few more and then I'll be in good...
  40. Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Although I had a small wardrobe that included other things, Paco Rabanne was my signature fragrance. About 2 years ago I located a few time capsule boxed spray bottles from mid-80's. It was...
  41. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    OV. GV smells like a phoney/ nauseating aroma chemical.

    Martin
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    Re: Puredistance M vs. Amouage Reflection Man

    I have both. I prefer Puredistance M. It is, IMO, one of the best releases of recent times.

    Martin
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    Re: Favorite Clothing Store Fragrance

    Mine would be Creed Scent of Oger. It also might be the only clothing store fragrance I own!

    Martin
  44. Re: Creed Leather Atomizer; The Woes of Purchasing it retail!

    Unfortunately for the Creed Boutique, a Silver Atomizer (for Himalaya) was stolen off my porch following UPS delivery! It will probably be for sale on eBay before too long. Local police say there...
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    Re: Meeting Erwin Creed Today in Amsterdam

    Actually, I've heard (from trusted friend SA) it's quite the opposite with Erwin! Panties are said to drop but not shorts. :)
    Thanks OP for your informative post!
    Martin
  46. Re: What is the best leather fragrance on the market?

    These are the ones I like as well. Vintage Derby too, although I don't really think of it as a leather fragrance.

    Martin
  47. Re: Creed Royal Exclusive collection question

    I know for a fact this has caused some consternation among Creed sales associates! I highly prefer the atomizer.

    Martin
  48. Re: Of the pricier fragrances, which are your favorites?

    Vintage Tabarome
    Vintage Derby
    Windsor
    Puredistance M
    Habit Rouge Extrait
    Angelique Encens
    Feullle Verte
    Verveine Narcisse
    Philtre d'Amour EdP
    Selection Verte
  49. Re: Creed Leather Atomizer; The Woes of Purchasing it retail!

    With some things, assuming you have the means, it's better to just go ahead and buy what you like and enjoy your life, IMO. I have not ever seen the newer issue atomizers discounted. I have found...
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    Re: your 5 colognes that James Bond would wear

    [QUOTE=DavidBond007;1793761]I am talking about pure class, fragrances of sophistication and maturity. Suit and tie frags only.

    It would only be Floris Vetiver IMO. Anyone who was around when the...
  51. Re: Creed Bath and Body products- opinions/thoughts please

    I have several of the deos including OV. They're okay but, of course, way overpriced.

    Martin
  52. Re: Considering purchasing Creed Bois Du Portugal from Beauty Encounter

    The older batches of BdP and BdG have more depth and power, IMO. Your search is do-able. Good luck. To the OP, I have had good experiences with BE in purchases of Creed. Snagged flacons of Green...
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    Re: Creed boutique prices going up

    I largely agree and will add that I'm glad to have the supply of Creed fragrances I already have, because I will seldom if ever pay full retail again for any of their fragrances. They simply aren't...
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    Re: What to wear at a bar/club (to meet women)?

    No need to be a chameleon--absolutely wear what you like but don't wear anything too heavily or odd/ weird. I think you're better off under doing it than over doing it with fragrance. Besides you...
  55. Re: (Another Sandalwood thread) VINTAGE Sandalwood suggestions plkease

    Creed Bois de Santal is the best I've tried. Wore it today.

    Martin
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend price hike

    There are very few TF fragrances I like anyway AND I'll only purchase from discount grey market vendors from here on out.

    Martin
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    Re: Puredistance M - Spray or Dab?

    I also prefer to spray. Puredistance M is one of the better releases of the last few years, IMO. I like the fact that it is rich and long lasting. Many (if not most) of today's fragrances lack...
  58. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    I have about 1500ml of Creed Original Vetiver in 4 bottles. An unopened 1000ml, 2 opened 250ml and a newly opened 120ml bottle. I do wear it liberally but what I have should hold me for a good 7-8...
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    Re: Buttery note in Original Vetiver

    I like and wear OV often. No smoke or buttery notes that I detect.

    Martin
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    Re: Creed boutique price increases

    I have seen a downward drift for Creed pricing on the grey market over the last year due, I would assume, to competition. Surely I can't be the only BNer to observe this. I would not expect drastic...
  61. Re: Refund for fake Creed on eBay if the seller refuses return?

    I approached the owner in this manner (suggesting they might not have known) and received a full refund less the cost of shipping the bottle back. I also informed eBay about the transaction in case...
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    Re: Which Creed's are hitting the vault again?

    Agreed on CC! I'll just leave it at that. BTW, everyone knows by now there is no actual Creed "vault", under the Paris boutique or anywhere else for that matter.

    Martin
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    Re: Which Creed's are hitting the vault again?

    GV is a cousin fragrance to GIT and similarly very versatile, IMO. If you like rich orientals and can find an older bottle of Baie de Geneivre (5 years or more), I can't help but think you'd be a...
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    Re: Which Creed's are hitting the vault again?

    There is plenty of discussion on this topic available via the search function! There has been almost no new information for more than a year. I have not heard of any new additions to the already...
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    Re: For collection purposes...

    Many Creed fragrances were never available in 120ml/ 4.0 oz bottles, and the Private Collection fragrances only appear in the 75ml tester bottles. The gold bottle of MI would be new old stock if you...
  66. Re: $85 for 4 oz Original Vetiver? too good to be true?!

    Be very careful, counterfeits of OV abound. Bought one myself and posted about it here with photos.

    Martin
  67. Re: Creed returning a Scent this fall that has been unavailable

    How interesting! If it has been years, that would rule out Private Collection Tabarome, since that one was re-released in a limited fashion in 2009. Under current IFRA regulations some older...
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    Re: Do Creeds come in cellophane wrapping?

    They are totally legit. I purchased 2x and both times the sale was fulfilled by a company with same location as Fragrancenet. No problems whatsoever and their pricing is astonishingly good. I'd...
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    Re: Creed Aventus flacon

    Yes, it's worth it and you will have a supply to last for a good while. By purchasing the 500ml size, you bring the cost per ml way down. Having said that, I usually will only buy large amounts of...
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    Re: Creed - FragranceNet

    Here's the way I think it goes. I believe Creed, and other in demand fragrances are sold from the maker to the wholesaler for about 25% of retail cost as priced by front line sellers. The...
  71. Re: Same Synthetic Oud in Harrods Oud and Oud Wood?

    I basically agree with your assessment Pearl. I wish the TF Oud had better legs than it does. The oud is most certainly synthetic and I am okay with that. The Mona Di Orio oud decant I have has...
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    Re: Does your GIT smell damp?

    Not at all. I have a large flacon from 2009. I like it a lot. No batch bitching here!

    Martin
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'Eau

    This one grew on me big time. I love the orangey opening and the way HR L'eau hangs on. I will replace the bottle when it is gone. Will not do so with HR Sport.

    Martin
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg9/tigerjazz/Fragrance/Tab4.jpg

    Not the rarest Creed there is, but getting much harder to come by as each month passes. IMO, very worthy of the praise it...
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    Re: Can someone validate this aventus bottle?

    Looks okay to me. I have not heard about Aventus counterfeits but it is only a matter of time. There are actually many reputable dealers of Creed fragrance on eBay and some excellent buys to be...
  76. Re: Can't find a Tom Ford I like. Please help me.

    From Tom Ford I only like Oud Wood so far but I find the longevity subpar. I'm open to liking other things from TF down the road, but otherwise I'm in about the same boat as you are. No shame in...
  77. Re: [HELP] Signature Scent: Chanel Allure Homme or Creed Green Irish Tweed?

    GIT. Tremedous situational versatility.

    Martin
  78. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    Harrod's Oud. I recently had a 10ml decant I went through in a week. I like this one. Otherwise not a fan of the house in general.

    Martin
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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    The vintage version of Derby, if well kept, is a much better fragrance with considerably more lasting power than the current issue. It was around $3 per ml (eBay) until just a few months ago.
    ...
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    Re: Do you love Italian Cypress?

    I liked how TF IC smells but in wearing it several times I found it to be linear and too cloying for comfort.

    Martin
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    Creed Original Vetiver is my default fragrance but depending on my mood or a new aquisition I'm wanting to road test, I might not wear it for a week. Then again I could wear it 4x in a week. It is...
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    Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    I don't know about "best" but I'll rotate in Selection Verte, Citrus Bigarrade, Scent of Oger and Original Cologne more often on hot days. Original Vetiver is my year round default fragrance.
    ...
  83. Poll: Re: Refined, timeless, elegance. Which of these 4?

    I haven't tried the CPMC, but I own and enjoy the other 3. The vintage EdP version of Heritage is especially noteworthy, IMO.

    Martin
  84. Re: Massive Patou Pour Homme 3 oz bottle dump on ebay !

    I purchased one and concur. Might purchase another in the near future. They are boxed and have kept very well.

    Martin
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Arabian Wood vs Oud Wood

    Oud Wood. However, if I had known the longevity was so weak (maybe an hour at best) I wouldn't have bought a bottle.

    Martin
  86. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    This is blatant hogwash! Disrespect? Any differences are far the exception rather than the rule. With some exception most batch to batch variations are mild and due to natural variations one would...
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    Re: Creed Selection Verte

    http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg9/tigerjazz/Fragrance/SelV.jpg

    Just wanted to show that there have been a few different versions of Creed Selection Verte, one of my favorite citrus/ summer...
  88. Re: It's really getting to me...so many mens designer scents just don't last, even many niche scents

    Lack of longevity and and overall strength is a peeve I have with many (but not all) of today's fragrances as well. Today was a good example. Habit Rouge Extrait, EdP and vintage EdT generously...
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    Re: what is the best lemon scent

    Even though it doesn't last long on me, I am waiting for a flacon of BdC to arrive. On another note, a frangrance buddy tipped me off to Guerlain Philtre d'Amour. It is an incredibly good...
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    Re: Windsor or Sublime Vanille

    I agree.

    Martin
  91. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme current vs vintige formulation

    +1 I found a few mid-80's boxed bottles last year and got reaquainted with a long lost friend!

    Martin
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    Re: Its Creed VS cheaper Alternatives

    In the real world, people compliment fragrance without any reference to what it is or might be most of the time. They simply say "I like the fragrance you're wearing" or "you smell good, I like it."...
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    Sticky: Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    As of late last year Creed took the gold of several of the boxes...helps lower their packaging cost. The sharpness of the box embossing and the distinctive stamping in the cap tell me your bottle is...
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    Re: Creed boutique price increases

    In the USA Creed prices were increased last fall but not across the board. For example, Creed Windsor went from $605 to $640and the greycap EdTs went from 140.00 to 160.00 for the 75ml, while EdT...
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    Re: What do the 'famous' perfumers wear?

    I read somewhere that Olivier will wear the fragrance he is working on for days.

    Martin
  96. Re: Suggest me an online discounter for Creed fragrances!

    I've had good luck with both of them. Depending on the fragrance, some have been very recent lots and other not (because they have been discontinued). In some cases with Creed, I highly prefer "old...
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    Re: Scents hated at first but now loved

    Original Vetiver (I thought it too shrill at first sampling!). I wouldn't say I hated it though. I just quickly resold the first bottle I bought.

    Martin
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    Re: Do any of you carry decants?

    I keep 10ml spray atomizers of my most frequently worn fragrances in my vehicle glove box. Because of the heat inside the car on a sunny day I wouldn't keep more than that. I'm able to freshen up...
  99. Re: IF you had a signature scent, what would it be ?

    My default office/ casual fragrance is Creed Original Vetiver. I often wear it 2 or 3 times a week. I do rotate in about 40 other frags.

    Martin
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    Re: How old are these Creeds?

    I have a smooth glossy paper box version of Baie de Genievre that I estimate is 12 to 15 years old. It is vastly superior to a bottle of BdG that was from 2009. Very robust and full bodied with...
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