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    Re: New Creed sprayer, sprays less?

    Strange nobody made a bigger stink about these new sprayers. I think they're not as good as the old ones.
  2. Re: Underwhelming Experience with Designer Fragrances.......

    I'm hoping you didn't try these all on the same day!
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    Re: Ultimate formal work frag (read details)?

    Rive Gauche, GIT would be my suggestions!
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    Re: Article on Florals for Men

    Ironically it was originally released as "Early American Old Spice" - for women!
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    Re: Article on Florals for Men

    In this case, it's the sweeter, airier florals that men can handle, while the heavier white florals with indolic facets are a no-go, which I think is largely true.
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    I'd say he's definitely wrong. No lavender in this as far as I can tell.
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    I guess because you smell a clear, strong lavender note, that must mean there's a clear, strong lavender note in GIT. Even though I smell green apple and lemon verbena, and not a single hint of...
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    Linalool being in the list just means there's linalool - not a lavender note. In GIT it seems paired with the dihydromyrcenol in the green apple-ish top note. Between GIT and CW, I recommend getting...
  9. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    It's unique, that's for sure. Nothing before it really smelled like it, and it has had a few imitators since.
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    Re: How is Creed Windsor?

    Glad to see I'm not the only one who finds the eucalyptus note unbalanced and odd.
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    Re: Chanel pour Monsieur Concentrèe

    Not a huge fan of the concentree.
  12. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    All this synthetic oud makes me wonder why these companies even bother marketing these frags as having oud. Most people don't know what the heck oud even is, does fibbing and saying these scents...
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    Re: Olfactory terrorists brandish Aqua di Gio

    One of the guys at my workplace wears it sometimes. Smells good to me.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Lapidus Pour Homme

    Weird comparison, but Lapidus for me.
  15. Re: Estée Lauder to buy Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: your thoughts...?

    If major brands are going to buy up small niche labels, say goodbye to niche. Being made by EL means the exclusivity is gone.
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    Re: So I smelled Barbasol.....

    Barbasol aftershave is good. Better than the current cream, but not as good as stuff like skin bracer.
  17. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Pretty much my impression. Densely composed for longevity, but a total garbage scent. Not buying the hype.
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    I have a Dali Parfums version. Anyone know what the reforms are labeled under?
  19. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    Roughly $40
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    Some castoreum for me, but not a huge amount. One of the better fougeres in my collection.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    Given the fact that BdC was issued as an EDP, it very well may be a weaker reform to differentiate from the EDP.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    Sure you're not experiencing olfactory fatigue? I have yet to find a Chanel that was ever made weaker, except maybe Antaeus.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    I get 12 hours, 7-8 of them strong. Massive projection.
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    Re: Has anyone tried buying from Alibaba?

    Very sloppy reporting on the part of Shopsmart and most press on this company.
    Because foreigners aren't allowed to buy shares of Chinese corporate stock (actually owning part of a Chinese company...
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    Re: Has anyone tried buying from Alibaba?

    Alibaba had two IPOs. I encourage you to research why.

    Here's a hint: four words - "shell company" "Cayman Islands"
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    Re: Has anyone tried buying from Alibaba?

    No shares of Alibaba have ever been sold on the NYSE. Without express permission from the Chinese government, a foreigner cannot buy into the company. As long as that remains true, I doubt we'll be...
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    The current VC&A PH.
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais: A unisex?

    IMO yes, men can wear this one, no problem.
  29. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    Well said. Fragrance is an expression of personal style, and as such, an expression of self and identity, by extension. To wear an obviously feminine scent is making a statement. Don't be surprised...
  30. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    That's it in a nutshell. "You mean you don't have a bottle of (any discontinued frag) yet? You don't know what you're missing!"
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    Re: Joop Nightflight

    Wasn't it by Pierre Bourdon?
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I'd say the Rive Gauche is worth getting, although for a great "barbershop" effect I think Clubman is better.
  33. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    I don't think people's opinions change at all. The general population of buyers were not enthused enough to keep the frag alive in the first place, and after it's DC'd, they proceed with life as...
  34. Re: Paco Rabanne - Invictus (Underrated, loved by ladies)

    There are many synthetic, cliched fragrances that the average person off the street thinks smell good. A lot depends on who wears them, too. If Invictus works for you, that's great. The guy who wears...
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    Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    Never, and I tend to refrain even when they ask.
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    Re: Presidential Scents

    Didn't Obama have a Brut connection?
  37. Re: Occurance of Fakes.. Real or Largly Imagined?

    Fakes exist in surprisingly large numbers, but those are dwarfed by the genuine articles on the market. If you buy a hundred frags, chances are all will be real. I'd consider getting a fake a...
  38. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    I think the 80s laid the groundwork for the big moves that came in the 90s.
  39. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    Weird. I used Tommy back when it first came out and it never had that sticker on it.
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    Re: Fragrance Reformulations 2015

    This guy's facts are a bit sketchy. There's no oakmoss in Cool Water.
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    Re: GIT, MI, or SMW?

    Git
  42. Re: Which of these 80s powerhouses should I get?

    Smalto PH is one to consider, but from your list, Lapidus is a very good bet. As others have said, Drakkar, Quorum, and Sung, as well as Xeryus, Paco Rabanne, and Cool Water, are somewhat "fresh" in...
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    Re: Perfume Snobbery!

    There's a major fallacy to thinking more expensive = better quality. Any of the the old manly classics are relatively inexpensive yet smell great. Even some aftershaves still smell good.
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    Re: Enough of the reformulations!

    Try new perfumes, find some you really like. Problem solved.
  45. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Creed. Loved by most, easy to wear, impeccably made.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    I had the same thought.

    I've never been one for "learning to love" frags that I don't initially like. They're not novels with slow beginnings, they either smell amazing, or they're just OK. Or...
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - your thoughts ?

    As others have said, it's a solid, safe vetiver. It is however quite dull.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    Ingredient quality is lacking with this brand imo. Not to say it isn't very good, but given Guerlain's history, I expect it to be better.
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    Re: Determining olfactory fatigue?

    + 1. Really great points and good advice here imo!
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    Re: Determining olfactory fatigue?

    + 1. Really great points and good advice here imo!
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    Re: Fragrance Rankings

    Is Bleu de Chanel in there?
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    Re: Lomani Pour Homme, a true hidden gem!

    A good frag for the price, but only "good" for me. Drakkar is better imo.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    There's also a crapload of dihydromrcenol and Ambroxan in there.
  54. Re: Best men's fragrances commonly found at Macys?

    Any of the Chanels, Drakkar Noir, Polo. Not much use for anything else, and you can get Drakkar much cheaper online. Cool Water, same story.
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    Re: Thallium for Men = Pure Malt??

    Animale Animale DEFINITY resembles one of the A*Mens, but can't place which one, or maybe just the original. Maybe even the original Angel. Not sure about the Thalium connection though, I'll have to...
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    Re: Diaster struck

    I cringed reading this. Very sorry to hear it happened to you. Sometimes I find myself anxious about dropping a bottle of good perfume and breaking it.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Wore GIT on skin and clothing yesterday and today. Longevity was 15 hours both days. Batch A3213P02
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Amouage Reflection Man

    Strange to compare them, they're both so different. Aventus is superior in terms of quality and composition for me. That said, Reflection is pleasant in its own way, although not something I want to...
  59. Re: How important is matching style to fragrance?

    Could not agree more.
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    Re: Shipwreck from 1864 yields new perfume

    Sounds like quite the marketing ploy! Except dry fruity pebbles - on my skin? No thanks.
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    Re: What is the GIT bottle made out of?

    I was thinking this while reading the thread. It's a work of art, the GIT bottle.

    Weren't Old Spice's bottles supposedly made of white Egyptian sand? Seems this whole "exotic glass" thing is part...
  62. Re: On the whole " That fragrance smells dated thing" or " generic" even..

    Yeah I'm not buying the argument that these terms are insults. They're legit descriptors imo. Just because something is dated or generic doesn't mean it's actually bad.
  63. Re: On the whole " That fragrance smells dated thing" or " generic" even..

    Generic to me means "broad," as in, not distinctive. Fragrances that lack the sorts of characteristics that make them particularly memorable and set them apart from others in their class ought to be...
  64. Re: Oldskool Aftershaves: Aqua Velva vs. Old Spice vs. Brut

    Nice to see another fan of Old Spice Fresh!
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    Re: Boss Bottled vs Tommy Hilfiger Tommy?

    BB is the better of the two imo.
  66. Re: Oldskool Aftershaves: Aqua Velva vs. Old Spice vs. Brut

    Skin Bracer, Brut, both I reach for regularly.
  67. Re: From these niche brands: Best suited for office/work?

    Creed, followed by Atelier. Any frag from the brands, in moderation of course!
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    Re: Selecting your SOTD/Es

    Mood in the moment. Although for me outdoor temps narrow the field down alot.
  69. Re: Do you prefer the work of Alberto Morillas or Olivier Creed?

    Creed for me, but I do enjoy Morrilas' work too.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Good question! I really don't know. My guess would be that using real pine oil may create a variable in batches year to year that a reconstruction would not - maybe they wanted it to be sturdier and...
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    Poll: Re: Need help choosing cold weather scent

    Another vote for Individuel. Second place to Rochas Man.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    It's a "pine reconstruction" without any actual pine.
  73. Re: Some questions about A*Men by Thierry Mugler

    B*Men is just as good imo.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Never heard of Talco before. Have you tried it? Sounds interesting.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    My take on it is this: I'm not a GIT newbie. Every bottle I've owned has started weaker and finished up stronger. The fragrance also changes a little, although not much - mostly strength. I've also...
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    Re: Scents that lulls you to sleep.....

    Chanel Jersey. A real snooze for me, although not bad in its own right I guess.
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    Re: Keiko Mecheri...Any worth owning?

    Personally not a fan of this house. I found their frags to be nicely made, but bland.
  78. Re: Some questions about A*Men by Thierry Mugler

    Best answer winner.
    Seriously, it's a great frag. You'd be well served to wear it.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Not overwhelmed with enthusiasm here, but I'd try them if I saw them.
  80. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    I wouldn't mind a 30th anniversary special edition bottle, as long as they leave the scent alone.
  81. Re: For those who love Molecule 01.. What do you love about it?

    It's very simple. Which is fine because it smells good!
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Seems like something similar to maceration from some air leak in the bottle to me.
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    Re: Fragance for young girl

    Anais Anais
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Same happened with my NO1. It's gradually happening with my TO1 also.
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    Re: Can someone explain to me Dior Homme?

    Definitely the iris causing that impression.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Maybe you need more experience with this frag.
  87. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    Creed is designer (formerly at least). That said, no flankers please.
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    Re: GIT Progression

    Same thing happened to my 2013 GIT. Enjoy.
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    Re: the APPLE note in Creed Spice and Wood

    It's a subtle but clearly present note, the woods are richer imo.
  90. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    I've had other men ask me what I'm wearing and I did not assume they were gay. In my mind, wearing a different frag every day might make women more suspicious, if anyone. I doubt men care enough to...
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    This question is still being asked on basenotes? The answer is yes. Next question.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    Dali's fragrances tend to be housed in ugfests imo.
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    Re: prada luna rossa extreme review

    Did not care for the first or this version, but appreciate this review. I'll have to give this scent another try.
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    Re: Roger et Gallet

    Open is a nice one.
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    Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    I prefer and wear 1-12 over Z14, but can attest to a slight difference in EA versions based on variances in floral and moss notes. Never understood why 1-12 did not get as much attention as Z. To me...
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    Why not?
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Then why are people so consistently down on frags that have their naturals replaced by synthetics? My answer is the person creating the newer formula does a shoddy job.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Thanks for sharing this. I checked, and my edp does have treemoss listed after all. This makes me believe that the issue at hand is not the restricting of materials. The issue is not enough perfumers...
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    No mention of any moss on the box.
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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Preferred stock is an incredibly simplistic version of red though, and I don't find it to be long lasting at all. Good lavender note though. See what I mean? It's very subjective.
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