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    Green Irish Tweed and Aspen

    With all the talk of how similar GIT and Cool Water are, I ordered a sample of GIT last week to try. I've been wearing it all day and I do see the similarity. However, just as I've posted before...
  2. Thread: Irish Spring?

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    Re: Irish Spring?

    Yeah. I've gone back to using Irish Spring anyway.
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver: A mini review

    An update on my bottle of RV that leaked in transit: LuckyScent sent me a replacement and a return shipping label for the defective bottle--no questions asked. Now that's customer service.
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    Re: Looking for a sensual vetiver

    Red Vetyver by Montale. This is a phenomenal fragrance. I've gotten more compliments wearing this than any scent I've ever worn. It is the very definition of "sensual vetiver," IMO.
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver: A mini review

    I tried their "order" e-mail address and just got the following response:

    Thank you for your e-mail. We are so sorry to hear that your bottle of Red
    Vetyver arrived in damaged condition. We will...
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver: A mini review

    They included a sample of Red Aoud in with this order. I don't think it smells anything like the Red Vetyver. I don't like it at all.
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver: A mini review

    Hmm...I'll have to check it when I get back home. Maybe I didn't lose as much as I thought.

    BTW, the e-mail luckyscent gives you for customer service is no good. My e-mail to them bounced.
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver: A mini review

    My 100ml bottle (can?) of Red Vetyver arrived today. Unfortunately, it leaked during shipping and about 1/3 of the contents is gone. I've e-mailed luckyscent about it. It will be interesting to...
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    Re: A poor man's Brut is a Rich man's...

    If this is true, then the sample vial of AC I got doesn't have AC in it.
  10. Re: James Bond's fragrance(s) breakdown ...not Floris 89

    I think one of the reasons it was such a good movie is that is supposedly follows the novel more closely than any of the early Bond movies did. The gadgets and whatnot in OHMSS don't require a...
  11. Re: James Bond's fragrance(s) breakdown ...not Floris 89

    Tell me about it! OHMSS was the first Bond movie I ever saw. I was eleven and my best friend and I got in to see it even though it was rated "M" for "Mature" audiences. I fell in love with Dianna...
  12. Re: James Bond's fragrance(s) breakdown ...not Floris 89

    Maybe in the novel (I haven't read it), but in the movie, Bond notes that she's wearing Lheure Bleu by Guerlain.
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    Re: A poor man's Brut is a Rich man's...

    I don't smell any similarity between AC and Old Spice. To me, AC smells like Youth Dew.
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    Re: A poor man's Brut is a Rich man's...

    Anyone who thinks Old Spice smells like BdP has got nose problems, IMO.

    And I agree that Brut smells like Clubman by Pinaud.
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver: A mini review

    I don't know since I've never smelled Encre Noir. Maybe someone who has smelled both can tell us?
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    Montale Red Vetyver: A mini review

    As I posted in the other thread about Red Vetyver, the composition of this fragrance along with the anecdotes of those who've tried it forced me to order a sample. The sample arrived yesterday...
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    Re: Montale - Red Vetyver

    I was intrigued by the descriptions of this Red Vetyver so I ordered a sample. It came today and I love it. Looks like I'll be ordering this one for sure.

    I'll post a more full impression after...
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    Re: Tried Cool Water today.

    No, no mistake. And I don't detect the least bit of pine in Aspen.

    Look at the notes for CW and Aspen and you can see why they would smell similar, though not identical.

    There is a note in...
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    Re: Tried Cool Water today.

    That's exactly why I would choose Aspen over Cool Water, which I suppose means I would also choose Aspen over GIT.

    About three hours into the drydown now and still smell remarkably similar to...
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    Re: Tried Cool Water today.

    Does it smell like Aspen, too? http://community.basenotes.net/images/icons/icon10.gif
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    Tried Cool Water today.

    I was in Rite Aide today and they had several of the mens colognes on sale. I picked up a 0.5 oz spray bottle of Cool Water for $4.99 just to try it.

    My initial impression: Very much like Aspen. ...
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    What fragrance captures Elvis in this video?

    What this clip from the 68 Comeback Special and post what fragrance you think captures Elvis as he was for that show:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXlI4aO_9MU
  23. Thread: Jovan Sex Appeal

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    Re: Jovan Sex Appeal

    Yuk, yuk, yuk. http://community.basenotes.net/images/icons/icon10.gif
  24. Thread: Jovan Sex Appeal

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    Re: Jovan Sex Appeal

    An unfortunate caricature of this fragrance, IMO. It doesn't smell "cheap" to me at all. The drydown is every bit as complex as that of BdP, IMO.
  25. Thread: Jovan Sex Appeal

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    Re: Jovan Sex Appeal

    I've had this on all day now and the final drydown is thick, resinous, spicy. Can you say S E X? http://community.basenotes.net/images/icons/icon12.gif
  26. Thread: Jovan Sex Appeal

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    Re: Jovan Sex Appeal

    JSA is spicy, but it doesn't smell like OS to me.

    Just found this using Google: "Launched By The Design House Of Jovan In 1976, Jovan Sex Appeal Is Classified As A Refined, Oriental, Woody...
  27. Thread: Jovan Sex Appeal

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    Jovan Sex Appeal

    Just for kicks I sampled this today and found it to be very reminiscent of Creed BdP during the drydown. A solid, rich, and satisfying bargain fragrance, IMO.

    Does anyone know the note pyramid...
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    Re: King: A new drustore sleeper?

    See...I told ya. It's even the color of Dial Gold. ;)
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    Re: King: A new drustore sleeper?

    PARFUMS de COEUR has released the notes on King:

    Top: bergamot, citrus
    Middle: fir, balsam
    Base: moss, sandalwood
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    Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I wore King today. You really need to try this. If you were trying to make a men's cologne that smells "like" Dial soap (but not "identical" to it), this would be it. Don't be put off by the initial...
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    Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    You may want to try "King." The drydown smells very much like gold Dial soap, and it's only ten bucks at your local Walgreens.
  32. Re: Opium, you know the one that is supposedly for Women:

    I read a biography of YSL several years ago and a good part of one chapter dealt with the development of Opium. According to the book, when Opium debuted men loved it and were buying it just as much...
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    Re: Classic "pure" vetiver?

    It sounds like Guerlain's is probably what I have in mind. By "pure" I did not mean pure vetiver extract in cologne form. I was thinking more along the lines of a classic scent where vetiver is the...
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    Classic "pure" vetiver?

    If I wanted to try a fragrance that is the signature "classic pure vetiver," what should I try?
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    Re: Unforgiveable Black by Sean John

    I did that with Unjustified and MI on my wrists. After a few minutes I could detect a difference between the two, but it was so slight that I suspect 99% of the people I would ask to smell my wrists...
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    Re: Unforgiveable Black by Sean John

    Or you can get 2.5 oz of Unjustified for $9. It smells virtually identical to MI to my nose and lasts just as long.

    http://delagar.us/97420_unjustified_version_of_unforgivable_sean_john.html
  37. Re: suggest something with leather, wood, spice, and musk

    You might want to try ParfumsBelcam's Classic Match Chypre, which is their take on original Polo. It has all the smoky leather, wood, and musk of Polo without the heavy pine top note. They describe...
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    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve redux

    Did any of you guys who said in the other thread you were going to try Special Reserve do so? If so, how do you like it?
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    Re: classy,deep,not to sweet winter scent

    Pino Silvestre.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121296.html
  40. Re: When did you start wearing colognes and what was your first scent?

    I was 13. English Leather and Brut.
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    Re: Your Fav. Leather Scent for Men?

    I think Polo (original) has some potent leather notes hidden in amongst the pine and tobacco.
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    Re: Your Fav. Leather Scent for Men?

    Pinaud's Clubman Special Reserve.
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    King: A new drustore sleeper?

    I was in Walgreen's today to pick up a prescription and sampled a new men's fragrance by parfums de coeur called "King." I liked it so I got a bottle: $9.99. It reminds me a little of Drakkar Noir....
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    Re: Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud

    How do you know "it's that good" if you haven't even gotten it yet? (And something tells me you really didn't throw your REL in the trash. hehe)
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    You guys who...
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    Re: Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud

    You can find it at several online retailers. I got mine from an ebay seller who deals in barbershop supplies. (Got the Pinaud Bay Rum and Clubman Musk, too.)
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    Re: Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud

    One other thing: the Special Reserve is labeled as a cologne/aftershave, not just an aftershave.

    And not to belabor the point, but I'm really impressed with this stuff. It's a great leather.
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    Re: Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud

    I wore this today for the first time. Imagine REL without the "urinal cake" sweetness and that's what this stuff smells like to me. It's a solid leather fragrance that is better than REL and EL,...
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    Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud

    I picked up a bottle of this the other day. It's a sweet leather scent very much like Creed REL, but not as sweet. Very potent: a little goes a long way.

    Anyone who likes Creed's REL or Dana's...
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    Re: Axe Proximity: Amber, Bergamot, & Vetiver

    I sampled these at Wal-Mart yesterday. Here's my observations:

    The Vetyver was my favorite. I bought a can of this.
    The Bergamot smells like CK One.
    The Amber was my least favorite.
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    Re: Policy change - consumer reviews on Basenotes

    On a serious note, how long does it take a review to show up after you submit it? I wrote a review of Pino Silvestre yesterday and it still isn't showing.
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    Re: What do you wear when you watch porn?

    Sorry. I didn't think that image was pornographic. It's from the Vulva fragrance web site.
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    Re: What do you wear when you watch porn?

    Vulva would seem to be tailor made for the topic of this thread.

    http://www.smellmeand.com/
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte!! Never again!!!

    The US Creed web site sucks. Not a descriptive word on there for any of their fragrances; just a list. http://community.basenotes.net/images/icons/icon13.gif
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    Re: Give me a reason not to buy BdP?

    Try Pierre Cardin. It's very similar (IMO) to BdP. You might even prefer it to BdP (as do I).
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    Re: Creed Leather Scents

    Try English Leather.







    [ducks and runs for cover...]
  56. Re: English Leather (Dana/MEM) vs Royal English Leather (Creed)

    As a follow-up and to make the comparison myself, I wore REL yesterday and I'm wearing EL today. I am now convinced that when MEM created English Leather back in the 40s they were trying to create a...
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    Re: Creed's Cuir de Russie

    Typo. Meant BdP.
  58. Re: Foregoing all the nay-sayers, you love that fragrance anyway!

    Old Spice. (Hey, if it was good enough for JFK...)
  59. Thread: BdP and Obsession

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    Re: BdP and Obsession

    You must have missed my posts on this subject, then.

    However, BdP was introduced in 1987 and Obsession for Men was introduced in 1986, so who was copying whom?

    Another fragrance I find...
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    Re: Creed's Cuir de Russie

    CdR smells like fresh new rubber tires to me. I don't like it.

    BdP is my favorite Creed. Wore it yesterday, in fact.
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    Re: What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    My first thought was Clubman by Pinaud straight up.
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    Pierre Cardin: Different in Europe & US?

    Is it the same scent, just different packaging and dye?

    http://www.beautyvanityscents.com/images/imagecache/200x200_1058M.jpg

    http://images.shopping.msn.com/img/6/2989/122/27793568.jpg
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    Re: What does Amber smell like?

    Let me ask it another way: If a scent is "crafted" to have an "amber" note, are they going after an ambergris scent without using real or synthetic ambergris? Or by "amber" do perfumers mean the...
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    Re: What does Amber smell like?

    Aren't "amber" and "ambergris" two different things and two different scents?
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    Re: Pierre Cardin: An old friend comes home

    I woke up this morning to discover PC still going strong on me from yesterday, but all that was left after the near 24 hour drydown was that lingering, sensual amber note I'd completely forgotten...
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    Re: Best Cologne for under $25 retail

    Pierre Cardin (original).
    Classic Match's "version" of Polo (green).
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    Pierre Cardin: An old friend comes home

    The last time I wore Pierre Cardin was in 1978 or 79. For some reason I developed an allergy to it and at some point during the drydown something in the scent would come out and I'd lapse into...
  68. Thread: Creed Barbershop?

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    Re: Creed Barbershop?

    Yeah...if the barbershop is full of old ladies wearing Youth Dew.
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    Re: Which scents go well with a leather jacket?

    If your leather jacket is aromatic, then I would want something that compliments the leather scent rather than competing with it (as in some form of alternate leather scent). Thus, I think Creed's...
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    Re: After testing 7 Creeds, here's my favs

    Probably just the BdP. But I'm going to wear the BdG again before I decide. I may just get both.
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    After testing 7 Creeds, here's my favs

    After wearing 7 Creed fragrances over the past two weeks, here are my preferences in order from most favorite to least:

    1. Bois du Portugal
    2. Baie de Genievre
    3. Millésime Impérial
    4. Epicea...
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    I did read that description from one of the reviews, and I chose it because it's accurate to my nose. The initial scent of REL reminds me of those pink urinal cakes in men's restrooms.
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    Re: Creed Talk: Time for me to join in

    Which Creed does that describe? http://community.basenotes.net/images/icons/icon10.gif
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    Okay, I wore the REL today. I still don't see how anyone thinks this stuff smells like the interior of a Rolls-Royce--unless said interior has been sprayed down with REL.

    Anyhow, I'm totally...
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    A follow-up on the CdR: After about 10 hours on me the rubber tire scent fades to something that smells vaguely like leather mixed with Ivory soap.
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    I've worn them all except REL. That's tomorrow. I'll see if it smells like a Rolls interior after the dry down.
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    I wore the Cuir de Russie today. Not a big fan of this frag. I picked the day to wear this that I'm having new tires put on my car, and that's what this stuff smells like to me: fresh, expensive, new...
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    From my one day of wearing it, I can say that on me the scent lasted for a good 12 hours. It's not, however, so powerful that everyone smells it the minute I walk in the room. It's more subtle and a...
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    Re: Are you sure about your leather scents?

    Yes, and it doesn't smell anything like the interior of any Rolls-Royce or Bentley I've ever driven or ridden in.
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    Re: Are you sure about your leather scents?

    You've either never sat in a Rolls or Bentley, or never smelled REL.

    REL smells like a fine saddle soap to me. I don't detect any leather scent at all--at least nothing like the fine hides that...
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    I wore the Epicéa yesterday. I like it, but not as much as BdG.
  82. Re: need something in between Millesime Imperial and Unforgivable

    Three squirts on the chest on me lasts for a good 12 hours.
  83. Re: need something in between Millesime Imperial and Unforgivable

    UnJustifiable by Classic Match. Is $9 too pricey?

    (You may think I'm joking, but I'm not. This stuff is very, very similar to MI and it's not as pungent as Unforgivable.)
    ...
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    Okay...I see what the issue is now. I never meant to convey that I purchased bottles of these five fragrances. I figured everyone would just assume that five blind Creed buys would be samples, which...
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    To see what they smell like.
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    I wore the Baie de Genievre today. What a great scent!
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    Re: English Leather Black

    Hmm...definitely doesn't smell like licorice candy to me.
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    English Leather Black

    Another new fragrance I picked up last week was English Leather Black. This stuff doesn't smell anything like original English Leather. I really don't know what to compare it to. In some ways (if my...
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    Now I'm getting hints of YSL Opium.

    AC is a really interesting fragrance.
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    Re: More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    I was just reading through the reviews of AC and someone mentioned "think Youth Dew." I'm wondering if that's the perfume my grandmother used to wear that AC reminds me of?

    So far, I'd have to say...
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    More Creed blind buys arrived yesterday...

    I purchased five more Creed fragrances blind:

    1. Cuir de Russie
    2. Baie de Genievre
    3. Ambre Cannelle
    4. Royal English Leather
    5. Epicea

    I'm wearing the Ambre Cannelle today. The initial...
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    Re: My impressions of two Creed frangrances

    Okay...my second day with BdP and I've got to partially retract my Obsession comparison. I still detect hints of what I remember original Obsession smelling like, but more and more I think the real...
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    Re: My impressions of two Creed frangrances

    Well, longevity of PdB is very good. After nearly 12 hours its presence is still easily detectable on me. And I must say, the dry down on this stuff is very complex (to my untrained nose). I still...
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    Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    Creed Bois du Portugal = Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men (but after further reflection, much more like Pierre Cardin Pour Pour Monsieur.)
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    Re: My impressions of two Creed frangrances

    I was only giving my first impressions. That's all. I wasn't trying to give any sort of definitive critique of these fragrances.

    I will say this, however: I've been wearing BdP all day and my...
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    Re: My impressions of two Creed frangrances

    Hmm...in looking at the release dates of each, maybe Creed was aiming for Obsession for Men when they created BdP. http://community.basenotes.net/images/icons/icon10.gif
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    My impressions of two Creed frangrances

    My two Creed blind buys arrived today. Pulling the stopper and smelling, here are my impressions:

    Millésime Impérial: Without question Unforgivable (or the more affordable Unjustifiable) smells...
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    Re: Quorum: *cough* *wheez* YUK!

    Already did as noted above. http://community.basenotes.net/images/icons/icon14.gif
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    Re: Quorum: *cough* *wheez* YUK!

    Certainly not my crotch. More like the crotch in the panties of an 80 year old woman who powders up real good down there with some ancient "old lady" talcum.
  99. Thread: A bergamot scent?

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    A bergamot scent?

    Can anyone recommend a cologne/EdT where the dominant note is bergamot throughout the dry down? Think Earl Gray.

    About 25 years ago I used an aftershave balm that was part of Lancôme's line of...
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    Re: Original Polo: How original?

    From lelando's review of Creed Epicéa: "While this is a very sweet scent - it may be the most perfect rendition of a wintery pine forest I have ever felt. Still there is something strong, heavy,...
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