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  1. * CONUS * Steve's Sale Thread - Aventus 16A01 Vintage Egoiste and Egoiste Concentree

    ** CONUS ONLY ** *** I WILL NOT SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE CONUS ***

    Payment via PayPal, * Friends & Family ONLY *

    Aventus 16A01 - rare 1 oz size, level shown, with cap, no box - $135(shipped)
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    Hugo Boss: The Collection: Silk & Jasmine
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    Re: Small bottle of 13U01 Aventus

    It's a 1oz bottle and 118 grams is over 4 ounces and we don't know how much the bottle weighs. It's hard to see from the picture but my guess from the fill level is maybe 20ml? It has value. Would...
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    Re: Green Irish tweed 14g01 fake or real?

    No worries, it's legit. The bottle is a 2014 and that's a Creed Gen2 atomizer on it.
  7. Re: anyone who has Nasomatto - Black Afgano, what color is the fluid?

    If you spray it on and your neighbors, who are in an enclosed house with the windows shut, call over and ask what you sprayed on, it's legit.

    Seriously, BA is among the strongest, if not THE...
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    Re: Chanel egoist

    This.
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    Re: Does this Creed VIW look legit?

    It's legit, yes. The ring under the atomizer head is a hallmark of authenticity.

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    Batch codes on Creed bottles can be printed or engraved and both be legit.
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    Re: FAKE CREED? Fragrancenet.com

    Creed started wrapping their Aventus boxes in Cellophane early last year, so yes, there are Creed boxes that come in Cellophane. Pre early 2019, no cellophane.

    Red flags are all over this. If the...
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    Re: Twisted Lily Closing

    I know there's a lot of love for Twisted Lily on this thread but my first experience with them turned out to be my last. They didn't respond to repeated emails and I tried calling twice but didn't...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    Slumberhouse Ore
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Bittersweet Symphony. HoM fragrances just keep getting better over time, as they develop.

    https://www.matriarch.biz/products/bittersweet-symphony-liquid-music?variant=31102387454083
  14. Re: Obsession for Men, Which is the best, The latest formula or one of the Flankers?

    I'm a huge fan of Obsession and I've been wearing it since it first came out in the 80s and despite everything else I own, it's still my signature fragrance. I get more compliments from Obsession...
  15. Re: Amouage Myths Man or Amouage Jubilation XXV

    This. Memoir Man should be included in that too.

    Myths was just odd to me. It wasn't bad and main element is a bit uncommon (ash) but overall, it's not in the same ballpark as Jubilation.
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    Steve's Sale Thread - CDG Hinoki

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    CDG Hinoki with cap and box, level shown.

    Price: $85 shipped. Payment will be by Paypal F&F only
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    Re: Tauer Lonesome Rider - Discontinued

    I don't know but that's the response I received.

    It's been out since 2016 and if I had to guess, I'd say that it's because of low sales.

    The reason I asked is because I recently acquired a...
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    Tauer Lonesome Rider - Discontinued

    I wrote Tauer customer service to ask if "Lonesome Rider" had been discontinued and here's the response I got:

    Hi, thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, we have to confirm that Lonesome...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Lonesome Rider by Tauer
  20. Re: What differences between these mugler colognes?

    I'm going to quote you, because you're right and that's based on an email that I sent to Mugler's customer service department and their response.

    According to Mugler, there has been no...
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Do I get booted from the thread if it happened yesterday? A blind trade landed "Over the Musk" by Mugler into my collection.

    A sniff from the bottle strikes me a pillowy, soft, cottony, very...
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    Steve's Swap Thread -

    - Yes, I don't have pictures of some of the bottles up yet -

    -- I'm not updating fill levels anymore. You can decide for yourself from the pictures and if you're interested a fragrance that...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Aventus is funny that way. After a few wearings and a few weeks, the bottle will get stronger. No worries.
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    Re: Kiehl's - Crème de Corps

    I tried it more than once and each time, I had an acne breakout, which I'm not prone to have. There's just something in the formula that causes it. Additionally, I'm over 50, so it's not like I'm...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Completely false. It's absolutely a "thing" and what keeps Aventus enthusiasts thriving.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    The Aventus reference is so wrong, it's laughable. I have no clue where you're coming up with that.

    The Aventus batch controversy is and always has been a "thing". Why do you think people are...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    +1

    A confident, man of any age could pull this off nicely. Yeah, there's the heavy, perfumey, iris note in the beginning but it backs off quickly. IMO, with all the unisex and gourmand...
  32. Re: Female boss demands that I smell the "right way". *Please help me*

    Add my +1 to the people calling bullshit.
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    Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    Puredistance M. I paid a bit over $300 for it but ended up trading it away for a bottle of something that I wanted more. Admittedly, M didn't have the longevity that I wanted but the scent was...
  34. Re: Creed aventus dosen't last & project well.. HELPPPP!!!

    My first foray into Aventus was 13B01 and it was a dark batch with little projection and longevity for me. After all of the hype, I was completely disappointed and figured that it must be an...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Just sampled Viking for my first time yesterday. I have no clue which batch is was but here's my takeaway:

    - non-linear
    - opens with a black licorice kind of scent
    - transitions into a middle...
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    Re: Eight and bob lol

    Ok guys, this is a repost of my review from elsewhere but since it's on topic, I thought I'd post it.


    Nice story but even the Eight and Bob website has a disclaimer at the bottom of it that...
  37. Re: Current Formulation Classics Ruined by Cheap Drydowns

    Dunhill Edition. The current formulation has a plastic scent that I can't get past.
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    Re: My $180 score

    Can't help it, I laughed at this.

    @ OP - Congrats on your haul. In regard to pricing, you may have been able to piece things together elsewhere for less but no matter - at least from Macy's, you...
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    Re: Suit&tie office fragrance

    Eight and Bob
    Bois du Portugal
    Chanel Egoiste (original or concentree) +1
    Pour Monsieur (original or concentree) + 1
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    Re: Chanel edt vs chanel edp

    Overall, I'm not a huge fan of BdC but the EDT seems more sharp and the EDP, more subtle. The EDT isn't on my list of wants but I wouldn't mind acquiring the EDP.
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    Re: eBay seller vladimirs85, legit?

    I don't know anything about the seller but in regard to the "15" batches, I own bottles of both 15R01 and 15R11.
  42. Re: Think I received a returned bottle of Amouage XXV from Fragrancenet.

    Not only finding it acceptable but actually defending it as well.
  43. Re: i think many ebay sellers use fake accounts or friends to bump up auctio bidding

    This.

    Additionally, if I become suspicious that a seller is participating in shill bidding, I never do business with them again. On a positive note, if I deal with a good seller, I add them to my...
  44. Re: Think I received a returned bottle of Amouage XXV from Fragrancenet.

    As opposed to "inadvertent", it's become a commonly known issue that FragranceNet will sometimes send used products as new and at least from what I'm reading, it's occurring with greater frequency...
  45. Re: Think I received a returned bottle of Amouage XXV from Fragrancenet.

    You have no idea what kind of time I have and in addition, filing a complaint with a state AG is something you can do online and takes about 10-15 minutes. I was mostly able to complete that while...
  46. Re: Fierce is no longer Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship scent

    BBW Whitewater Rush is said to be a Fierce dupe.
  47. Re: Think I received a returned bottle of Amouage XXV from Fragrancenet.

    Yes, there's a level of outrage in the thread and rightfully so.

    If an item was disclosed as being used and you buy it knowing that, that's perfectly fine, however, if a retailer, regardless of...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1) Creed Aventus
    2) Valentino Uomo
    3) Trumper Wellington
    4) Dusk by CJ Scents (parfum sample goes a long way but I'm going to order a bottle).
    5) Moschino Uomo
  49. Re: Think I received a returned bottle of Amouage XXV from Fragrancenet.

    I've ordered from FragranceNet on multiple occasions and never had a problem, until my last order, about 6 weeks ago. I ordered a new bottle of Valentino Uomo and when I received it, it was obvious...
  50. Re: Uncooperative hair: What should l do? [pics]

    If the crown balding bothers you, you could always consider trying Propecia.
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    Re: Harry's Razors...uh, no

    I'm not a DE fan personally, as I switch from SE to cartridge and of the cartridges, Mach 5 Fusion is definitely the best IMO.

    In regard to Harry's I was initially a fan and on my rebuy, I could...
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    Wanted: Creed Aventus 15U11

    I'm looking for a new or partial bottle of Creed Aventus, batch 15U11 to buy or trade for.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I refer a very heavy pineapple, so, which are the fruitiest batches of 2017?
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    ** Steve's Sale Thread ***

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    Paypal F&F or add 5%, if you use goods and services.


    Dunhill Blend 30, EDT, Cologne Splash (discontinued, hard to find), with cap, no box.
    4.2 oz / 120 @ approximately 85%...
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    Re: DHI is this it?

    The Iris opening can come off a bit feminine but after that, it's more of a gourmand. As you use the bottle more, the strength of the initial iris opening should back off a bit. Initially, I hated...
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    Re: CURRENT formulation crowd pleasers?

    Assuming it's not faked, as you know, some bottles change slightly when they've been reformulated. (Amouage magnetic vs. non-magnetic cap, Tsar bottle color shade, Obsession case lettering, etc). ...
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    Re: CURRENT formulation crowd pleasers?

    Assuming it's not faked, as you know, some bottles change slightly when they've been reformulated. (Amouage magnetic vs. non-magnetic cap, Tsar bottle color shade, Obsession case lettering, etc). ...
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    Re: CURRENT formulation crowd pleasers?

    Tsar.

    I detect very little difference between the vintage 1st version and the current formulation. The current formulation seems slightly stronger and soapy. I actually prefer the current...
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    Re: Proraso Colognes

    My bottle is a spray, as are the other two. Apparently, Proraso has finally decided to venture into the cologne world now.

    As I've mentioned, projection is high. If the other two are anything...
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    Re: Sexiest powder fragrances?

    Do you want more of a baby powder smell or a body talc smell (like Clubman's body talc) or a luxury powder scent.

    Alyssa Ashley Musk for Men is baby powder with violet and hints of musk. A...
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    Proraso Colognes

    So, for those of you that don't know, Proraso has come out with a line of Colognes. They are: Wood & Spice, Azur Lime and Cypress & Vetyver.

    Has anyone tried them?

    Although I hate to blind buy...
  62. Re: Perfume smelling better on another person's skin?

    Check out a fragrance primer. A 100 ml of Canvas & Concrete is in the $25 range.

    A fragrance primer, if you're not familiar with them, is a product that you spray on, before you apply your...
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    Re: Opinions on Serge Lutens Chergui?

    Yuck! It was horrid to me.
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    Re: Your favorite...

    I don't know a lot of them but add my +1 to GPH II
  65. Thread: Grey hair

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    Re: Grey hair

    Copper supplements might help.
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    Re: YSL la nuit - overhyped

    Yes, it's a nice fragrance but definitely overhyped.
  67. Re: What's the most recent "landmark" fragrance?

    I'd have to go with Gio, BdC and 1 Million as well, although it's hard to call Gio a recent landmark fragrance, as it's been on the market twenty years.

    Having said that, I'm in agreement that...
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    Oud Wood smells like turpentine and is the closest smelling synthetic that resembles pure, unadulterated Oud / Aoud.
  69. Re: Ever catch a whiff of something 'weird' smelling - then realize it's your fragrance?

    I haven't had the experience but I've seen it happen to Fat Bastard in an Austin Powers movie.
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    Re: What you think of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne?

    Well, I've owned 1 Million, which I bought on a whim at Macy's. This was a few years ago and the SA at the counter was right - it smelt like cherry pipe tobacco. The cash was pretty much a waste, as...
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    Re: Next 'Discontinued' Creed?

    I'd agree with the Royal Water suggestion. I'm a fan of clean fragrances but really can't handle Royal Water, because it's like a harsh detergent. It's hard for me to believe that sales for it are...
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    Re: Trump not selling good

    Anything to do with Trump has a certain stigma attached to it now. I liked him when he was on Celebrity Apprentice but after he started his run for the Presidency and his extreme views and racism...
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    Re: Anyone notice new notes in Aventus?

    My first experience with Aventus was a smoke heavy batch, around 2013 I think. I traded it away but I think it might have been B01. It didn't seem to have much projection or longevity and it was a...
  74. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    That's disheartening.
  75. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lagerfeld Photo, which was a vintage blind buy. It's a nice, soapy, masculine leaning floral but very weak.
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    That's a huge price for that fragrance. It kinda makes me wish that I'd kept my bottle. Then again, I never really thought it was all that great in the first place.
  77. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Which vintage? Dunhill Edition came out in 1984 but the green dot wasn't in use until 1992.
  78. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Thank you. I've put Dunhill Edition on my want list and have my Ebay watch list going too. I'd like to find a decent sized bottle of a vintage for a reasonable price but that looks like it might be...
  79. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    After all of this, I readily admit that I don't and have never owned a single bottle of Dunhill Edition and have no idea what it smells like, however, at this point, I almost feel like I'm obligated...
  80. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    All I can tell you is what's been published:

    http://www.gcimagazine.com/marketstrends/segments/fragrance/Inter-Parfums-Takes-Over-Dunhill-Fragrance-Licensing-from-PampG-184928801.html

    ..and how...
  81. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Here's a reference bottle of Dunhill Cologne that has the Sudinan Int. NY label on it. Based on the confirmed incorporation of Sudinan Int. from Toiletries of London, this particular bottle would...
  82. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Here's a bit more to add to the Dunhill conversation:

    Cosmopolitan Cosmetics was formed in 1997, when it brought together its various fragrance brands and licenses. It lists as being German. ...
  83. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Interesting thread.

    From what I see, Dunhill Edition was originally released in 1984.

    A little search and I was able to find that Inter Parfums has been licensing and producing Dunhill...
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    Re: Coppertone Suntan Lotion

    Coppertone Suntan Lotion = CB I Hate Perfume 1966 At The Beach. They describe it as wet sand, seashell, driftwood and boardwalk (whatever that's supposed to be)
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    Steve's Swap Thread *** CONUS ONLY ***

    *** CONUS ONLY ***


    For trade:

    Mandarina Duck M+ 3.4 oz @ 95% with cap, no box

    Barberry Coast - Bay Rum After Shave 4.0 oz splash @ 60-65% with cap, no box.

    Panier Sens - Sea Fennel -...
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. I got it in a blind swap and it's a keeper for me. It starts out as soapy rose, then mostly gives way to oakmoss and leather notes. I'm quite fond of it.

    It's...
  87. Re: Jovan Musk and Sex Appeal - Current Formulations?

    The Jovan Musk is different today than it was yesterday. I'm assuming that the vintage musk you're referring to, is the one from the 70s (the frosted glass bottle). That was Jovan Musk OIL, later...
  88. Re: help with pinaud... the Classic After Shave, Special Reserve, Vanilla, Bay Rum, and Citrus Musk.

    Special reserve is like an old, used baseball glove that's been oiled.

    Vanilla is has the DNA of the original but is soft and vanilla. Enjoyable but fleeting. I like it but wouldn't rebuy as...
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    Re: Tabac, Aramis, and Azzaro.

    Let's see.. Tabac, Aramis (original Aramis, I assume?) and Azzaro. HATE, HATE and generic. I wouldn't own any of them.
  90. Re: Classic Colognes That You Think Still Hold Up

    Completely disagree. The only thing that the original and current formulation share is a similar bottle. They should have given the current formulation a completely different name and bottle, as...
  91. Re: Classic Colognes That You Think Still Hold Up

    I'm in agreement with the original Aramis - it smells like cat piss to me. Oddly, I didn't smell the original first. I traded for Tuscany Per Uomo and loved it, so I thought the original Aramis...
  92. Re: Dior Homme Intense - noticed something with my bottles..

    I have a 2014 DHI with a black stem and I had to get out an LED flashlight to see it. It's faint but it's there.
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    Re: Art of Shaving Sandalwood Price ?

    It's hard to go wrong for the clearance prices. If you don't care for them, just store them away. People on Ebay will want them soon enough or you can trade them, when people start clamoring for...
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    Re: Art of Shaving Sandalwood Price ?

    Actually, I do have an idea of why the price was cut. When I bought my AOS Lemon, I asked the clerk on the phone if they were discontinuing the fragrances and she said "No, we're just getting new...
  95. Re: M7 Collectors edition (original not m7 absolu)

    As a previous poster said, I've never heard of a collector's edition - ever. Why would there be only one of them anyway? With all of the fragrance knowledge and expertise concentrated here and on...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    If you bought that fake from Ebay, definitely contact the seller and return it or contact Ebay to use buyer protection. Honestly, I'm interested in how the seller plans to defend himself.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme - Which Edition?

    So, I got the PRph today and based on the helpful links and the responses, it's definitely a second edition. There's raised glass underneath the Pr logo, there is no batch code on the bottle or...
  98. Re: Curve for Men smells like a poor man Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I don't get the Curve / PE similarity either. There's been a number of threads about Curve on here and elsewhere and the consensus always seems to be the same: In general, women just seem to love...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme - Which Edition?

    Thanks for the help and encouragement from all.

    I'm a huge fan of green and soapy fragrances but admittedly, I bought PRPH blind. From what I'd read, the vintage editions were most sought...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme - Which Edition?

    Thank you, that helped tremendously. I'm confident that I have a 2nd edition now.
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