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  1. Re: The NEW Parle Moi de Parfum - Haute Provence / 89

    I was surprised to see that it's being released exclusively at Sniph.
    I love the house, but I am not big at exclusive releases. But as a Sniph subscriber I'll get to test this soon
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    Virgin Island Water.
    I am surprised no one else mentioned it as their N#1. I like it more than Aventus
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    Tom Ford Beau de Jour PB batch variations?

    A few days ago I bought almost a full bottle of Beau de Jour PB.
    When I sprayed it on my hand I've noticed it has a significantly weaker projection than my decant.
    The juice is still the same high...
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    Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    When I saw golden, hand painted Guerlain bee flacon I fell in love and decided I want to buy one.
    I love Guerlain Homme EdP, I like L'homme Ideal Cologne and Vetiver. That's it, my experience with...
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    Re: Suggestions for a good 'Suede' fragrance?

    My favorite suede is Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
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    Re: Oud in Hot Humidity Summer possible ?

    Absolutely possible.
    A girl I dated wore Byredo Accord Oud all year round and it smelled fantastic in summer too
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Urban Scents Lost Paradise, no doubt the best masculine floral (osmanthus)
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    Re: FLEUR DE MALE...anything similar?

    Fragrantica says Xerjoff Oesel
  9. Re: Truth Must Be Told: Reviews based on Sample Vials are not as reliable!

    Reviews police have arrived! Five O! Five O! Five O!
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    Re: Other freshies with Creed-like refinement?

    Being one of the oldest brands in the games says only that it's one of the oldest in the game, nothing more. They still can release complete crap and that's what Chanel does.
    Egoiste, PE, Antaeus...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Accidentally spilled a fragrance from splash bottle all over me. Just before I was heading out for a dinner...
    Stayed at home and slept inside. I still will be the Cologne Guy tomorrow in the...
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    Re: Decants in EU beside scentsamples.uk?

    You can also check Split Boards on this forum. I can recommend Helder - amazing service and great prices, here's his thread...
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    Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    The One EdP I have lasts for like 14 hours on me, but it doesn't imply that this flanker will be lasting as long
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    Re: Other freshies with Creed-like refinement?

    Sorry mate, but I can't stand Alure Homme line - it's just incredibly bad for me. A couple of feminines I've smelled were better but still not OK. I like BdC, though.
    But this is an impression I get...
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    Re: Versatile Niche Fragrances similar to Aventus

    Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial, has a similar vibe to Aventus but it is dominated by fig, very versatile and MUCH better quality than Mancera Cedrat Boise
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    Re: Other freshies with Creed-like refinement?

    I strongly disagree with you. Especially putting Chanel on this list. Most of their mainstream fragrances smell like cheap chemical crap and I wouldn't even want to get them for free.
    Can't talk...
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    Re: What is your favourite cardamom fragrance?

    Sounds like you are looking for Lush Cardamom Coffee, it smells like cardamom buns (coffee is only in the opening and quickly goes away)
  18. Re: Creed Himalaya & Green Irish Tweed smell the same?

    I find them to smell quite similar in the drydown - both are a mix of sandalwood-ambergris accords in the base
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    Re: Blind buy Micallef Royal Vintage?

    I have no idea how to measure projection when wearing fragrance myself. I got a compliment from a person who was ~1.5 meters away from me 3-4 hours after I applied it. So I'd say it has a good...
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    Re: Some advice on looking younger

    My hairdresser always say that a haircut is a cheap plastic surgery.
    Find yourself a good hairdresser and get something cool and modern to look younger.
    Maybe grow some facial hair? Not much,...
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    Re: Blind buy Micallef Royal Vintage?

    I bought an old bottle, could be pre-reformulations - it had a good performance and I could smell it 10 hours after application
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    Re: Blind buy Micallef Royal Vintage?

    I got an old bottle. It lasted around 10 hours
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yes
  24. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    This quickly became my favorite fragrance. Just want to add that this lasts for around 20-24 hours, possibly even longer if I'll decide to skip on showers :D
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    Ofc it depends on a woman. Last time it happened it wasn't about looks or social skills but pure animal instincts. I wasn't wearing any fragrance, though
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    Re: Blind buy Micallef Royal Vintage?

    I bought it a week ago and to be hones I like it a lot more than Aventus simply because I can smell it all the time. Wore it out this Friday and it was the first time I was complimented by a random...
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    This doesn't happen often on Basenotes. There's a dedicated thread to that and sometimes it pops up in a newcomers sub-tread, that's pretty much it.
    On the other hand every second topic on...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I wore Dior Homme 2020 3 days in a row. Never happened to any other fragrance
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    Re: Citrus fresh niche vetiver

    +1 for CdG Vettiveru 2
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    There's a reason why they call one stoned when one is high on weed. You can't have sex when you are stoned.
    Also a friend of mine is asking you to provide more details about fragrances and LSD -...
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    Re: What really goes into a perfume?

    I am pretty confident that production cost for these brands isn't far from those cheap fragrances. They just have much bigger mark-up
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    Re: Looking for my CREED frag

    I am surprised no one has suggested Virgin Island Water
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    Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Kuoros, no doubt
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Man

    OJ Man gives me the same vibes as Creed Royal Oud. Although Creed is a little bit more expensive
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    Not really a forest after the rain, but Profumum Roma Arso smells like forest to me
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    Re: Would a vintage bottle even smell good now?

    I have a few Creeds from 2005 and they smell fantastic
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    Re: Buying a new perfume

    Tom Ford Beau de Jour?!
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    One osmanthus to rule them all?

    I am on the hunt for perfect osmanthus dominant fragrance.
    I've pinpointed a few that I love - Ormonde Jayne Ambre Royal, Ormonde Jayne Prive and Urban Scents Lost Paradise.
    But before pulling a...
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    Re: Extraits for spring

    A bunch of Ormonde Jaynes, not necessary to go after elixirs, even EdPs perfom great.
    I can also add Tiziana Terenzi Foconero
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    Re: Pure Lavender or Radiant Bergamot

    Incredibly bad fragrances, horrible chemical smell.
    If it's going to be a blind buy - don't waste your money on them.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I've had some vintage Creeds - OS from 2005, Himalaya from 2005(or 2008) and Selection Verte (no batch code at all on a flacon, must be a very old release), all of them smelled fantastically!...
  42. Re: Cedrat Boise owners of old and recent batches: your 2 cents needed!

    I had a bottle from 2015(2016?) and it would survive through shower.
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    Re: What Aventus batch i have?

    Whatever. These are old batches and there were a few reformulations due to regulations, so no wonder. I am referring to people comparing what batch if better - from march or april of the same year,...
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    Re: What Aventus batch i have?

    As far as I remember Creed changed it's bottles in 2015? So your batch shouldn't be newer than that.
    Also you can you magnifying glass to try to read lot number.
    P.S. Stop worrying about Aventus...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne vs Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I have very peculiar nose - to me Chanel AHS smells like a chemical warfare, very low quality repelling mess of chemicals. I find nothing in common with Aventus Cologne, which is very high quality,...
  46. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

    121690
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    Re: Does anyone here cut his own hair, like me?

    Hade to fade sides myself a week ago. It turned out to be quite OK
  48. Re: How to freshen clothing after cooking or after going out to the restaurant?

    I use cotton mist. It can be purchase in your average clothing store
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    Re: Good fragrance for the office / for an advisor

    Dior Homme 2020
    Hermes Terre D’Hermes EDP
  50. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    The holly grail of ALD - OG Ottoman Empire. And a few more that I tried. Not my thing at all.
  51. Re: Are there any fragrance houses you don't buy due to past experience or other personal belief?

    I have blacklisted these houses:
    Ferrari
    Mancera
    Montale
    Parfums de Marly
    Fredric Malle
    John Varvatos
    Mugler (although Mugler Cologne is OK)
    ELDO
    Versace
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    Re: Remakes that are better than the originals

    +1 on this one
  53. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Pure vs Montblanc Explorer

    Explorer, no brainer
  54. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    Ofc, but how many of you apply cologne on your palms? Let me guess! Zero! Also alcohol would be absorbed by skin and evaporate over time, so you still have to wash your hands constantly or spray them...
  55. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Areej le Dores
    Creed Royal Oud
    Oliver & Co Vetiverus
    Ferraris
    Mugler Pure Malt
    Mancera Cedrat Boise
  56. Re: It can be as Synthetic as you like, but it cannot Smell synthetic!

    I have no problems with synthetics and something smelling out of this world, I actually enjoy it a lot, since it's a completely new olfactory experience.
    What I hate, though, is something that...
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    Re: Remakes that are better than the originals

    Creed Original Santal > Montblanc Individuel
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    Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I am so surprised this house flies under the radar. I tested a few of their fragrances and was literally blown away! I love Nawab of Oudh (stays on clothes for months), Prive (incredibly long...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The best compliment I got was when I wore Chergui
  60. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    That article is just a complete nonsense! Just black PR.
    Coronavirus is transformed through air, I have no idea how cologne is going to prevent this.
  61. Re: Good fragrances famous perfumers made for cheap houses?

    Carvel L'Eau Intense by MFK
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Hell yeah Creed is still worth it! Especially if you live in EU, I've heard US prices are crazy. It's miles ahead of PdM in terms of quality, uniqueness and artistry. PdM to me smells like cheap...
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    Re: What's the best way to build a collection?

    My current approach is to sample. If I like it a lot and it's quite unique - I might buy a decant. If I love it - I leave it for weeks and then retest it again, if it's still a love and it's unique -...
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    Re: Any fans of MFK Gentle Fluidity?

    I like Silver, didn't care for Gold
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    Re: Pissed somebody off with Mancera - red tobacco

    Wore it the other day to work. Didn't found it to be that strong, I hope my coworkers weren't pissed off either :)
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    Re: want to burn 250 euros in one fragrance

    Mona di Orio
    Ormonde Jayne
    Urban Scents
    Stephane Humbert Lucas
    These are great houses with amazing fragrances. Check them out, you might find something you'll be crazy in love with
  67. Re: Anything come close to Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2012?

    Don't you think that they discontinued it for a reason? And that reason is underwhelming sales? Focus group showed people want something lighter and brighter.
    Always yours, Captain Obvious :)
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    Re: Sex and fragrance

    0. Wearing a fragrance is nothing like having sex for me. I guess you've never had a proper sex if it's a 10 for you :laugh:
    Although scents have a lot to do with sex, but that's another story
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Carven L'Eau Intense
    Guerlain Homme EdP
  70. Re: Anything come close to Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2012?

    I liked 2017 version more, 2012 is too dark, dense and heavy
  71. Re: AMAZING Tobacco Vanille clone at fragrance outlet

    They are being sold for 25 EUR in EU. Super cheap, but I doubt they are worth it. Was never a fan of TV anyway
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Your olfactory sense are fine. People are just overexaggerating this batch thing.
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    Test it yourself and draw your own conclusions
  74. Re: Got my first niche fragrance ever and a friend drops it.....

    Dropped my 10ml decant of Aventus which a took with me on a vacation and it broke. I was the cologne guy that night and my hotel room smelled fantastic :D
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    785 EUR in EU...
  76. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Highly doubt it. They were vaulted because people weren't buying them.
    What I think is more likely to happen is that they'll invite external perfumers to create new fragrances for them and we'll see...
  77. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Tested it twice on my skin and found nothing similar to BdC, at least to EdP I own and Parfum I tested a few times
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    Re: Flora´ku Love Thread

    I am wearing Sound of a Ricochet and it's just an OK vanilla fragrance.
    However I love My Love Has the Colour of the Night, amazing woody fragrance
  79. Re: For an inexperienced guy: Best cost/benefit choice of a clone

    Get a decant instead of a clone
  80. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I never liked anything from Dior Homme line, that lip stick smell reminded me more of an older woman wearing cheap make up, than a man.
    This new Dior Homme is very nice, though! Smells masculine,...
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    Re: The best bottle designs

    119840
    You have to see it in person, though. The most beautiful bottle I have seen
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    Re: Spray back of neck AND behind ears, or pick one?

    I spray behind my ears - pulse points, it projects more for everyone and my chest - stays longer for my personal enjoyment
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    Re: Time to stop buying...

    Start buying samples instead of full bottles and test them to see if it's your thing.
    2 ml sample will last you for 5-7 days, enough to asses the fragrance
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Tested it yesterday. Was very underwhelming. Sprayed it on a tester strip - a chemical mess, reminded me Davidoff's Cool Water. Not scent wise, but chemical-mess wise. Couldn't stand it. Get yourself...
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    Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    Finally tested it yesterday. Saw it in airports a few times already over the past month, but no testers.
    It reminded me one of those Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - smelled like a sweet cherry. It was...
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    Re: You guys are missing out on Fueguia

    I was at a flea market yesterday and someone was selling BNIB bottles for 13 USD. I smelled a few and they were underwhelming, I didn't even bother to google what they are selling, it was boring...
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    Re: Fabulous grooming: Manscaping without effort

    Thanks for the tip! I've been thinking about getting myself all in one tool for quite a while now, I am just too lazy to look through reviews for a great product
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    [EU] Empty bottle of Creed MI

    I own 500 ml flacon and use small atomizers, but want to buy an empty bottle and fill it with juice.
    Anyone has it to sell? Ideally I am looking for a bottle with a box and 18K11 batch.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    38 bottles, plus 2-3 more on my radar and 3 up for sale.
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    Re: DG The One EDP 2017 P&G Batch

    I have an old formulation made in UK, I don't remember what year or manufacturer, though. It lasts on me for around 8 hours (if not more) and projects well too
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    Re: Guerlain classics in spring

    Sorry, I made a horrible typo, I meant Guerlain Homme EdP
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    Re: Guerlain classics in spring

    Guerlain Homme EdP!
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    Re: Best Indie Brands to be aware of

    Maya Njie
    Parle Moi de Parfums
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    10% off Valentine's Day at Galimard

    Use code VAL2020
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport vs Eau Extreme

    Both have very cheap chemical smell to me, very offensive and super low quality. Tested them numerous times in different stores - always the same result, I just can't stand them.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Compliments in Sweden, that happens so rarely, unless there's some alcohol involved :D
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    Re: $60 Diptyque Fragrances from Russia??

    It's FAKE. It has been said thousands of times before. I also saw those scumbags ask you to leave positive review before they ship it, so they'll give you a small gift, that's how they get positive...
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    Essenza Nobile 10% 5th Feb only

    Test the new Essenza now with a 10% voucher!
    Your voucher code: TheNewEssenza
    (Valid: 05. February 2020 - 23:59h)
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    Re: karpaty- vintage perfume from USSR

    I can bet it's not worth 70 USD. USSR didn't have a history of beauty, especially masculine. Most likely it'll be a cheap dupe of something else (as most things produced in USSR) and it will be...
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    There are a couple of reviews on Fragrantica
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