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  1. Thread: santal 33

    by Preston H
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    Re: santal 33

    Well since you already know what it smells like and obviously like it, I'll just say this, you will be complimented. It's got great longevity and projection. I was once in a pizzeria and two women...
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    Re: Too many sprays

    SA's spray the testers pretty liberally. If it was his own bottle, he wouldn't dare..
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Sounds feminine.
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Scandal pour Homme edp
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    Take the attar blends, put them in edp strength and I'd buy. The fact that they're being pulled is testament to the notion that they cost too much to make and not too many people are buying it. They...
  6. Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    It's bad. Very 'garden variety'. It's a shame because I thought Dior Homme was very unique smelling and innovative. Kinda why I stick to niche for the most part, no awful flankers
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    Re: 1 Scent for Each Season

    Winter: Santalum
    Spring: Green Irish Tweed
    Summer: Live Jazz
    Fall: Italian Cypress
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    An overdose of iris would make it more femme, don't you think?
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    I had the silver stem Dior Homme in '06 and I just bought a new bottle a couple days ago. The original formula was much more feminine, I remember giving it to my then girlfriend. This new version is...
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    One of my all time favorites. My big brother used to wear this and I'd love to get my hands on the vintage juice
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    Virgin Island Water
    Eau Sauvage parfum
    Ciel Man
    Millesime imperial
    Green Valley
    Santal imperial
    Royal Water
    Windsor
    Aqua Di Gio
    Live Jazz
  12. Poll: Re: Which is a better plus for an excellent smelling fragrance?

    I chose uniqueness. The mass majority of my fragrances are pretty unique. That means a lot to me
  13. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/12/14) Round 2: Fahrenheit vs Bois du Portugal

    BDP for me as well. Even tho Fahrenheit is great and you can basically wear it all year round, somehow this always ends up smelling better on others rather than myself
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    Re: Next niche house to explore?

    Amouage
    By Kilian
    Xerjoff
    Profumum Roma
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    Re: A Starter for... a Newbie?

    If you're just starting out I wouldn't start off with niche. Just using my own personal experience. I started out buying niche, and missed a whole bunch of very good designer releases in the process....
  16. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    There are threads talking about some pretty obscure fragrances. The problem is, how many others know them and have smelled them in order to discuss them?
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I don't think it's really about where the fragrance is bottled, but the house, the creative director and the style of fragrances of that house. IPP stated earlier that amouage fragrances are made in...
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    I smelled Eau sauvage parfum today, and I really liked it. I'm gonna recommend that one
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    Eau sauvage parfum
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    Top 5 by smell only:
    Silver mountain water
    Santal imperial
    Green Irish Tweed
    Windsor
    Millesime Imperial
  22. Re: What would you get first, Jubilation XXV or Dia Man?

    Dia Man. It's the only logical answer. You're gonna get both, right? Buy Dia now and buy XXV this fall
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    Re: More Sprays During The Summer??

    Same amount for me. Maybe less depending on the fragrance
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    Re: Done with EBay it's infested with fakes..

    That's it. It's so easy, why wouldn't they?
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I would have voted for Italy but they lose due to the sheer volume of fragrances coming from France. Oman is home to arguably one of the top 3 fragrance houses in the game though..
  26. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    L'Homme is the better smelling scent for me. Love Aventus but if you take away the fact that its niche and creed, it doesn't match up with L'Homme
  27. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    I wouldn't know. I'm always scented. Always..
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    Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    It's an ok list. They're some good ones and not so good IMO on there. What I find puzzling, is he states how one dimensional A*men is and puts it at number two on his list
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Kobe
    Neroli sauvage
    Neroli portofino
  30. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Orange spice is not modern at all. It's very classic, some would call it 'dated'...
  31. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Orange? Elegant? Masculine? Sounds like orange spice
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    ^^^
  33. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/5/14): Pure Malt vs Rose 31

    Rose 31 for me. Pure malt is too sweet and cloying, the only reason it's popular is because the longevity is off the charts. Not unique, not complex, not original..
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    Re: Creed's Virgin Island Water and Windsor

    They can be a little similar during windsor's drydown
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    Re: My mind has been blown..

    Silver mountain water will 'wow' you when you first smell it. Hard to say if its better than Green Irish Tweed though. Bois du Portugal is great stuff perfect for early spring and fall weather
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    Re: Your Favorite Rosemary Fragrances

    Sorry for the mixup. I gotta stop using the abbreviations
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Haha that's hilarious cuz it's true
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    Re: Your Favorite Rosemary Fragrances

    Aplm
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    With all due respect, while I beg to differ, I'm not gonna turn this thread into an Aventus debate. I love the rose accord and the way it is blended with the heart notes but I will concede that it's...
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    It plays a supporting role but its prominent in hr 2 along with birch
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Windsor
    Ceil man
    Lyric man
    Lumiere Noire ph
    Aventus
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Giving opinions on fragrances you've never smelled...
  43. Thread: obsession

    by Preston H
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    Re: obsession

    They smell the same. It's nice to have the old bottle tho
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    Re: Safe scent for extra hot weather

    Live Jazz
    Grey Vetiver
    Absolute Pour Le Matin
  45. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    I have some that I love like L'Homme, Bleu, Grey Vetiver but to answer your question, no. Those I already own and I love them but I don't think I'd purchase any designer offerings I've smelled...
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    Re: What's the best men's musk fragrance?

    Montale black musk. Very clean smelling
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I'd love to see that info too, but it doesn't exist. Guys just make stuff up to prove invalid points
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Where?
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    It's an exceptional fragrance because its very unique and in most cases unique doesn't translate to wearable, but here it's something suitable for everyday wear. I predict many clones in the future..
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 30 March 2014

    Ambre 114
  51. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    Gold Man. When I buy fragrances I want to begin wearing it right away. I tested Gold Man in the middle of June...
  52. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    I always go smaller. I'm never gonna be able to finish a full 100ml due to the size of my collection. Secondly, if I buy a 50 or 30ml and it doesn't wear well, I don't have to worry about finishing a...
  53. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    Ichnusa by Profumum Roma. Sweet grass and freshly cut fig leaves
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    26876
    Ciel man
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    Re: Classic fragrances?

    Eternity for men
    Rush PH
    Envy PH
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    Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    It's not available here? Not interested
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    Re: YSL L'Homme Libre?!?

    Madly in love with the original, this smells like dish washing liquid. Not terrible, but no sale for me
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    Re: Wardrobe data from last year

    Looking forward to it :vrolijk_26:
  59. Re: Any one else only wanna wear your "FAVORITES?"

    I agree with the op, I have a hierarchy in my collection. Certain fragrances no matter how good they smell, won't get worn on special occasions.
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    Re: Are any of you picky like me?

    I'm not picky about what I buy, but I am picky about what I wear..
  61. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/24/14): Bleu de Chanel vs Black XS

    I love bleu, but I went with xs
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    Re: Wedding Coming Up...What Should I Wear?

    Oud wood
  63. Re: My GF dislikes all of my stronger fragrances, should I get rid of them ?

    Only if you're gonna marry this woman I'd say dump the stronger stuff. A good woman is more valuable than any fragrance. Or maybe there can be some middle ground reached?
  64. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    I'm referring to the 'creed employee posting in this thread' remark. I'm not directing the comment toward you, I'm just explaining why you get the eye rolls and scoffs when you go in a stores...
  65. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    OP do you see now why some sales associates have disdain for us? Some poor misinformed soul will walk into a store and accuse a SA of posting on basenotes all day long. Now imagine someone came to...
  66. Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    I agree 1000%. My brother has a bottle from 1998 that he got for graduation and he has one now, they both smell different due to smelling hundreds of other fragrances since
  67. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    You said the key word friend, PAYING. if someone is gonna come into a place of business to be argumentative, and then on top of that not purchase anything (like I've been told by several SA's that...
  68. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    I echo stargarden's sentiments. Keep in mind that this is a Bloomingdales employee and not a creed representative. But to play devils advocate, if I may, I'm pretty sure they get tired of people...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 24, 2014

    Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: Most prolific or common note?

    You just described my SOTD, Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: A Vetiver For Every Season

    Spring: Guerlain Vetiver
    Summer: Grey Vetiver
    Fall: Red Vetyver
    Winter: Profumum Roma Fumidus
  72. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/23/14): Curve vs Green Irish Tweed

    I love Levi's as well but I'm riding with GIT
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    Re: Strongest summer fragrance (citrus, fruity)

    Live jazzy as pretty good projection and longevity for a citrus scent
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    Re: Frag for internship job interview?

    I'd personally wear something like GIT or L'homme. If you wear something light and inoffensive, and the interviewer still has a problem, that's a person/company you don't wanna work for. Work is...
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    Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed!

    Green Irish Tweed has pretty good longevity. I get a solid 8hrs from it
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    Re: House party scent?

    I used to attend a lot of house parties as a teenager and as a young adult, my top 5:
    Gucci rush
    Xeryus rouge
    Dunhill desire
    Blue jeans
    ADG
    The key is, you wanna have something a little sweet...
  77. Thread: The Smokeout

    by Preston H
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    Poll: Re: The Smokeout

    I don't own either, just sampled, but arso is the better fragrance IMO. For me, the key to a fragrance is wearability, can I wear this? The answer is yes for arso
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    Re: Best/favorite MASCULINE smoky?

    Fumidus by Profumum Roma
  79. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    Nah I never include decants in my wardrobe. Only full bottles. Personally, I don't feel like I own it unless I buy it
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    Re: What is the worst Dior fragrance

    Homme sport. Let me just say how shocked I am that they're so many votes for Fahrenheit. Go figure..
  81. Re: Amocrabie & Fich fierce clone suggestions?

    Exactly my thoughts
  82. Re: Fragrance price increases: Why, and are they reasonable or just greed?

    Isn't the cost of everything going up? I just bought a $7 box of frosted flakes, I'm paying $3.84 a gallon in gas and the subway fare in NYC goes up every year. So do I think these companies are any...
  83. Re: Rugged "Fighting Irish" Irish Spring soapy smelling frag!?

    If rugged and soapy is what you want, orange spice is what you need
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    Sweet/thickness is not what you're gonna get from creed, but they do have scents that you can wear in cool weather:
    Original Santal
    Tabarome Millesime
    Bois du Portugal
    Royal Oud
    Aventus
    Silver...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Santal imperial
    Santalum
    Eccelso
  86. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    Creed. I wear other houses, but they're my favorite house by far
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    Re: Favorite notes?

    Sandalwood
    Rose
    Neroli
    Amber
    Orange flower
    Birch
    Lavender
    Clove
  88. Poll: Re: MODERN or VINTAGE ? .. 1993 to 2013 or 1973 to 1992

    Modern all the way. Although the 80's was the golden age for perfume
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    Re: Your Male Fragrance Mt. Rushmore

    I'm in no way being critical, but I'd like to get your thoughts on 1 million and why it's on your mt Rushmore of fragrance
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    Re: Your Male Fragrance Mt. Rushmore

    Eternity Calvin Klein
    Green Irish Tweed
    CK one
    Dior Fahrenheit
  91. Re: How often do you compliment a stranger's fragrance?

    I should have worded my statement better. I don't wanna convey the message that ALL women do that, it's just where I'm from. It may be easier in other areas to compliment a woman. Most women in NYC...
  92. Re: Dodged bullets - Terrible fragrances you narrowly avoided buying?

    Pure shot. I was in Macy's going through a uncontrollable buying spree, the sales associate sprayed it on a card and I thought it was good stuff but my best friend gave me this look like "are u...
  93. Re: How often do you compliment a stranger's fragrance?

    If I can come up with a way to say it without coming across as weird, every time. I tend to give more compliments to other guys because most women think you're trying to hit on them if you compliment...
  94. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/14/14): Cool Water vs Fahrenheit

    It's a tie for me. This is the best fragrance battle the op has ever come with. I can't choose they're both timeless legends in fragrance. You can make the argument that cool water is a GIT clone,...
  95. Re: Have the famously popular fragrances become unpopular enough to be "unique" now?

    I can definitely see le male going away, then coming back as a cult classic. I smelled it last week and I actually missed it. ADG is never going away, it's like cool water
  96. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/15/14): Bois du Portugal vs Acqua di Gio

    This
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    Re: Favorite wood?

    Sandalwood is my favorite note I wear sandalwood fragrances all year round
  98. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    Great discussion. It's always great to get new info and learn new things
  99. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    This is exactly my point. There are knowledgeable members on basenotes and YouTube I see no difference in his expertise
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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    They're a great boutique I've bought stuff in there but never ordered.
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