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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Millesime 1849 - Creed
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    Re: Help! Tom Ford Noir fake

    I have the 100ml EDP and the sprayer on mine is silver.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Royal Oud
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Creed Millesime 1849
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    I like the current version of Acqua di Parma Colonia. Quite a difference (for the better) to a vintage bottle I own.
  6. Re: How long does it take you to finish a bottle of ur signature scent

    This pretty much sums it up! :-D
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    Re: Pure Havane vs La Nuit.

    Would kind of depend on what your situation/intentions are - for example if you are looking for a signature scent I think La Nuit is probably the more versatile of the two.

    Personally, though, I...
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    Re: Tester bottle theory.

    This has been discussed before. I seem to recall that many/most here dismiss the theory. I however think there could be something to it - more than once I've noticed far superior projection /...
  9. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    Absolutely yes. I arrived at Basenotes when it was in the grip of Pure Malt mania, for example......
  10. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    Out of well over 100 full bottles, the only things I'm 'running out' of are the fragrances that I have only in sample sizes or very small decants...!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Sunday Cologne - Byredo
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Colonia Leather.
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    Re: Presidential Scents

    I have also heard of Creed associations with living members of the British royal family.....but who knows how true they are!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 24, 2014

    Tom Ford for men.
  15. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    Congrats. This was a 90's favourite for me too - I think I got through two 100ml FB's. Would love to smell the vintage - I've toyed with the idea of buying the current issue as a nostalgia purchase,...
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    Re: Buying an entire line.

    As a collector I definitely relate to this, but only up to a point.

    My collection is dominated by an attachment to certain lines and houses. For example, I own every in production Acqua di Parma...
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    Re: Royal Scottish Lavender,

    Definitely agree with all of that.
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    Re: Royal Scottish Lavender,

    I personally love this, am wearing it today. Was very pleased to pick up a bottle in Canada recently. I find something rather spicy about the opening, but overall I think the lavender is great. A...
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    Re: What are some great value scents?

    Portrait by Paul Smith is IMO very good quality for the price, and it can usually be found at a large discount to its RRP.
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    Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - new fragrance

    I'm not a Davidoff fan either, but this one does look interesting...!
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia. There are others, of course. But I own the largest quantity of this one and, while it isn't my absolute favourite, it is the centrepiece of my collection.
  22. Thread: Incense Oud

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    Re: Incense Oud

    This goes for me too. I sampled 10+ Kilian fragrances and this was by far my favourite. I did experience some longevity issues though, which tipped the balance against me buying a full bottle at the...
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    Re: Prada amber pour homme intense question

    Certainly different from the top 3 on your list (being the ones listed that I have experience of).
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    Re: Tom Ford PN vs Aqua di Parma EdC

    I own both, and while there may be some similarities, Colonia Essenza is NOT an NP clone. Therefore, if you love NP and want something as close as possible but cheaper, this isn't the answer IMO.
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    Re: D&G The One, Gucci ph II vs YSL L'Homme ?

    GPHII, then L'homme, then D&G is my order of preference
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    Re: Pure Havane Vs. Pure Wood

    PH by far preferable for me. I was looking forward to PW and fully expected/intended adding it to my 'Pure' collection. I'm glad I sampled first, though - I just didn't like it.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Valentino Uomo

    Similar category of scent perhaps, but not similar smelling side-by-side. DHI is better IMO.
  28. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    I voted 'other' as my very favourite house is Acqua di Parma. However, that was without reading the first line.....!

    With that condition attached, how could I not go for Creed?!
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    Re: Creed really does it for me

    I'll second 1849, possibly the most impressive Creed scent I've come across. I can't speak for Windsor or REL, other than to say that both are very high on my wish list!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Creed - Cedre Blanc (from a sample)
  31. Re: Top 1 Spray Fragrances (Current Formulations Only)

    This was my first thought. Perhaps Tuscan Leather as well?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Royal Oud
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    Re: Polo Green Sport Splash?

    I've seen this pop up on ebay a handful of times but further than that I can't help I'm afraid. Hopefully someone here can!
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    You aren't alone, OP. LIDGE & Derby aside, I too have been underwhelmed by virtually everything I've sampled from this house, including (infact, especially) those that you name.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Didn't think I've ever make this post, but...........Vintage Tabarome! :smiley:
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    Re: Anyone here buys from Ebay?

    Good advice.
  37. Re: Tom Ford: Mandarino Di Amalfi and Costa Azzurra

    Absolutely it is. I was extremely disappointed with these two when I tried them back in July. I preferred one to the other for what it was worth, although I can't even remember which! (not the 7-up...
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    Re: Anyone here buys from Ebay?

    I've purchased several bottles, don't recall having a major issue but have experienced a couple of minor annoyances.

    For example, a pet hate of mine is people listing items on ebay as "brand...
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu or Burberrry London

    I personally prefer Burberry London, of the two.
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    Re: Create a flanker

    I agree with you. I often hear them praised, however! Not my experience at all, unfortunately, but many on here claim excellent longevity from NP.....
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    Re: Create a flanker

    As someone who struggles with the longevity & projection of the original, this sounds like a good shout to me!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Paul Smith London for men
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    Re: Tom Ford - London for women and men

    You're definitely right about that, it's very much suited to these seasons IMO.

    I think Harrods have it too - I'm not sure if that's any help to international bn'ers?
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    Re: AllBeauty.com [UK]

    Yes, absolutely legit.

    The only word of caution I would offer is that delivery isn't always the quickest. I think my last order took 8 or 9 days before it arrived. Next time, I might consider...
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    Re: Cosmair Polo Green tester at Walgreen's

    From one vintage Polo lover to another, that's great to hear!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Paul Smith London, complimented with matching shower gel!
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    Re: Boss Bottled vs Tommy Hilfiger Tommy?

    'Back in the day' so to speak (ie the 90's), I preferred Tommy. I loved it.

    That was pre-hobby, though. If you asked me for an objective recommendation today, I'd say Boss Bottled. I own BB today,...
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    Re: SOTD: Fridayy, September 26, 2014

    Creed 1849
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    Re: NEW Byredo Mojave Ghost

    ^ ^ ^ Just for the record, a couple of hours after the above post, I received a compliment from a total stranger in my office block on what I was wearing! They obviously thought more of it than I...
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    Re: Fragrances that you have made a profit off of

    Off the top of my head, the few bottles I have sold on have almost always been at a loss (they were bad purchases, not intended investments). I may have roughly got my money back once or twice, but...
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    Re: Pure Coffee or Pure Wood???

    Definitely Pure Coffee. I actually dislike Pure Wood. I had intended to blind buy. I'm glad I didn't.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Byredo: Mister Marvellous & Sunday Cologne
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    Re: NEW Byredo Mojave Ghost

    I've been wearing this from a sample the past couple of days. Personally I find it uninteresting and relatively weak. Will certainly not be purchasing.
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    Re: SOTD: Fridayy, September 19, 2014

    Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender
  56. Re: How many of you are actually enjoying Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather?

    Couldn't agree more. It's a Yes from me!
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    Re: Pure Wood vs. Pure Coffee

    Coffee by a large margin IMO.
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    Re: Scent you will always have love for.

    Polo as my first ever fragrance. Paul Smith London as a later favourite and for helping me into the hobby. Could mention several others but these are probably my top two for 'specialness'!
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Volume wise, probably Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger. I think I had & finished two 100ml bottles pre-hobby, late 90's/early 00's.

    Since the hobby kicked in, I'd guess at either Paul Smith London or AdP...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Creed Aberdeen Lavander
  62. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    Me too, but on a massively reduced scale to your good self....! I picked the top option, but am clearly in a pretty small minority.



    My collecting has featured a big element of this kind of...
  63. Thread: Balafre

    by Davem81
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    Re: Balafre

    Harrods website says EDP, Selfridges say EDT.........!

    I have a new bottle. Off the top of my head I thought it was an EDP, but I'll check when I get home.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Gift box/Coffret

    I think there might be a little bit of confusion here as to exactly which item the OP is referring to. Did you mean;

    a) the set of 6 (?) minitures

    b) the set (Tuscan Leather only, I believe)...
  65. Re: What's your favorite from the Creed Acqua Originale line ? Or none of them?

    I personally haven't been impressed with the brief sampling I've done so far. I do however have samples of AGT and AL to work through, so I'll be giving them more of a chance yet.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    That's some haul, congrats! Where did you pick up Pure Wood? I was under the impression it had only been released in the states at this point?
  67. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - Future - thread by Classyscents

    I think coffee would fit well into the line, although maybe the chance was missed with cafe rose, which was rumoured to originally have been called 'coffee rose'.
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    My only experience was a sample of GFT, which I used up a couple of years back. I do recall being impressed with it's quality, though. I should explore the line further....
  69. Re: L'Eau Bleue d'Issey smells like Epic Man? Really?

    Personally I have never sampled anything especially close to L'eau Bleue. It is a very good fragrance though, and is one of a handful that have a special nostalgic meaning for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Guerlain Derby
  71. Re: Out of all these which is your favorites and least favorites....

    Favourite(s): Ralph Lauren Polo & Dior Homme Intense

    Worst: The Dreamer
  72. Thread: Tuscan Leather

    by Davem81
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Was just about to say the same. It's lighter than TL, although not in a negative way; in a 'more easily wearable, more versatile' way, at least to my nose. It's also slightly cheaper, I think, than...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Selection Verte - final wearing from a sample.
  74. Re: Creed: Your personal Top 3 list for LONGEVITY & PROJECTION ?

    M1849 and Royal Oud both seem excellent to me, longevity wise.

    At the other end of the extreme, Selection Verte's longevity is lousy, based on the 4ml sample I've just used up. I also passed on...
  75. Re: Are Creed/Guerlain fragrances cheaper in France?

    That's interesting. They retail at 165 in the UK (approx 200 Euros).....
  76. Re: Are Creed/Guerlain fragrances cheaper in France?

    I can't speak for France, but this certainly isn't the case in the UK.
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    Re: Best branded male fragrance

    +1. This was the first line that came to mind for me. I remember initially being very drawn to the line's presentation several years ago, although I've recently grown a little tired of it (but maybe...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Millesime 1849
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Haha! +1!
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    Re: Creed Royal Ceylan

    Has it landed yet, Boss? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts when it does. Even though it is listed as feminine, some of the notes, especially the teas, make it sound very interesting to me.
  81. Re: Heard at the Saks counter: New Creed 'Acqua' Line

    I briefly sampled Aberdeen Lavander and Vetiver Geranium at Harvey Nichols in Leeds this week, and can't say I was especially impressed. To the point that I let a new FB of AL pass by on ebay today...
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    Re: Smell of money!

    The first thought that came to my mind, too.
  83. Re: Burberry London vs D&G The One vs Boss Bottled

    My personal favourite of the three is Burberry London. However as others have said, I wouldn't particularly recommend it as a warm weather scent.
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    Re: Cartier Pasha and Ralph Lauren Safari

    Agree. The current offering is one of the few purchases that I've resold. I sought out the vintage instead. Worlds apart.
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    Re: Prada Amber Intense vs YSL L'Homme

    Different but both decent IMO. Easy to own both.
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    Re: Rank your CREED

    Those I own, or have worn enough to comment on are all fairly close to be honest, apart from one. The approximate order would probably be;

    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Millesime 1849
    Royal Oud ...
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    Re: Creed's 'vaulted' fragrances

    Interesting reading. Thanks Boss.
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    Re: Creed Royal Ceylan

    Haha, yeah I'm definitely going through a Creed phase at the moment...! :laugh: Enjoy.
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    Re: Creed Royal Ceylan

    I saw this too, and I'd have beaten you to the purchase, if only Creed shipped to Europe.... :angry:

    Something tells me they only had the one, so congrats on a great purchase. Hope you enjoy it....
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Royal Oud.
  91. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    If this were taken to be true for fragrances in general, it would be very bad news for anyone with a collection in excess of say, 5 or 6 bottles.

    However, I suspect this might be an extention of...
  92. Re: Super Exclusive & Limited Releases From Popular Niche Houses??

    I think the exclusivity of this one was limited to it's first few months after launch, when it was exclusive to the London Sloane Street store. I bought it during that period, but as I understand...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 11, 2014

    Creed Selection Verte
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    Re: Creed's 'vaulted' fragrances

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Can any UK based Creed collectors comment on the difficulties of obtaining certain scents from over here? Was Windsor available in the UK in 2009 & 2010 for example?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 10, 2014

    By Kilian: Prelude to Love
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    Re: Vintage Discontinued Fragrances

    Speaking from a purely personal perspective, I would like to think that my recent purchase of Royal Scottish Lavender by Creed fits this description, but of course there are many, many more.
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    Creed's 'vaulted' fragrances

    On a recent trip to the US and Canada, I noticed that many of Creed's 'vaulted' fragrances (as per their US website) are actually still easily available for purchase. I bought Royal Scottish...
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    Re: Tom Ford atomisers

    This was my initial thought also - I'm pretty sure that if they were marketed as 'flacon + atomiser' packages, sales would enjoy a definite bump.

    While it appears from this thread that you should...
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    Re: SOTD: August 9, 2014

    Good choice. The original Colonia for me.
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    Re: What's the #1 selling fragrance of all time?

    My first thought too. Surely will figure somewhere in the conversation.
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