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  1. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    Damn! That's harsh! And I thought I have OCD :D
  2. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I put smaller boxes into bigger boxes and store them in another big box I have for random things I have no place for
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    YSL La Nuit de l'homme
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
  4. Re: Please use caution when shopping at Nose Paris

    Nose is definitely doing horrible job with their communication, but I had nothing but very positive experience with them.
    Last time I shopped with them I got a call from their representative just to...
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    Re: Niche starter bottle

    -1 Mancera Cedrat Boise
    I was very disappointed with it - quite strong chemical smell, but if you spray away from your nose - it's bearable.
    Get samples instead of bottles, don't repeat everyone's...
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    Re: What happened to my Pdm Layton?

    Most likely it's your nose.
    I had the same thing when I revisited some fragrances a few month later and they smelled quite different to how I knew them
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    Re: Opium pour homme edp and similar scents.

    Fragrantica says that closest fragrance is Opium EdT
  8. Re: Similar to Hemes concentrate d'orange vert with better performance

    Orange Sanguine is magnificent, but it's performance is quite bad :(
  9. Thread: Aventus 16M01

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    Re: Aventus 16M01

    There's batch thread for this. You can just search your batch and read what people are saying about it
  10. Re: Men fresh fragrances with high performance ??

    I'd say Carven L'Eau Intense - it's fresh, long lasting and cheap
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    Re: Ferrari leather essence

    Don't even waste your time on it. It's horrible
  12. Re: Recc Me A Fall/Date Scent Based On Weird Preferences

    You might enjoy Vettiveru 2 by CdG
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    Re: Niche starter bottle

    Personally I think Layton is so bad!
    I'd recommend to buy a bunch of samples or 5ml decants instead
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    Re: 'Mutant Fragrance' ;-)

    Congratulations, you just discovered layering :)
    What I found out works very well is to layer some dark and heavy masculine fragrances like vetivers or ambers with something sweet, lightweight and...
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    Re: Aventus vs Aventus Cologne

    They smell quite different, although Cologne has the same vibe as Aventus.
  16. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Frederic Malle is a joke when it comes to performance.
    Recently bought a few samples and this house is on my "never buy" list now
  17. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

    First world problems...
    P.S. Am I the only one who thinks French Lover smells like Royal Oud? I am super sensitive to Angelica and Galbanum (I hate them) and I can't smell anything else in those...
  18. Re: Strongest projecting niche fragrances in 2019 ? (excluding Amouage / Montale )

    I had a couple samples of Frederic Malle. Everything was pale with weak projection and scents themselves were unimpressive. This house is on my ban list now.
    If you want some strong projecting niche...
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    Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    30 ml is my sweet spot (assuming price per ml is spot on) - will last me for years, if not decade+.
    You can always repurchase it later
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    Re: Parfums Vintage Europe import tax?

    If they ship from outside of EU - you'll have to pay VAT.
    So you'd better contact them and ask where from they'll ship.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    What I found about shampoos that cost 5x+ times more than shampoos from grocery store is that they also last a lot more! You need less shampoo to wash your hair - the ones sold in grocery stores are...
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    I've got a confession to make.
    I own Dark Temptation spray.
    ... but only to spray my sneakers after workout, no way I am going to spray my body with it - gives me headache
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum Identification

    Fragrance itself in 2012 version is a bit darker.


    2012 is more darker and heavier
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    First date for me is always Aventus because of it's magnificent silage
  25. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise "18K312A" Batch Performance Isuue

    I am highly skeptical about maceration of Cedrat Boise - it's nothing but aroma chemicals, so don't expect it to develop.
    Now back to topic - 6-8 sprays is crazy with CB - you and everyone around...
  26. Re: Since everything has "performance issues" these days, why not stick with cheapies?

    Quality, unique scents
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    that. Is. Beautiful!
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    Re: Virgin Island Water recipe or formula

    Ask Oliver Creed, he knows.
    ... oh, right!...
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    Re: Looking for a similar scent

    According to Fragrantica Usher VIP is a similar scent
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    My nose is very sensitive, a lot of designer fragrances smell like a cheap chemical mess to me, even the ones that are praised the most - like Dior Homme line.
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Parle Moi de Parfum - Tomboy Neroli is a very long lasting neroli-amber fragrance.
    P.S. Ferrari Bright Neroli is a cheap chemical mess, stay away from it
  32. Re: Jeremy Fragrance's method of spraying - yes or no?

    I spray behind my ears because it's a pulse point and in Sweden we hug when we meet friends or say goodbye to them, so they can smell me.
    And I spray my clothes on my clavicles, so I can easily...
  33. Re: probably the wrong place to ask but help please!

    Skincare is 5-10 times bigger market than fragrances.
    And as with fragrances - you can purchase skin care products at discounters
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Just added Frederic Malle on my "no buy list" - good quality, bad performance, nothing special and thus extremely overpriced fragrances.
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    Re: Sleep and Olfactory Fatigue

    I think your brain just turns off your olfactory senses the same way as it turns off or tunes down a lot of other body functions during sleep
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Adam send a message a couple of weeks ago that said it was sold out.
    Also I got a message today that new collection is coming in October
  37. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    I had the same problem years before I started getting into this hobby.
    Almost everything I tested in department store smelled like cheap chemical crap. I couldn't understand why people are wearing...
  38. Re: Dior homme parfum VS Dior homme intense VS Valentino intense.

    I equally dislike all of them for their very synthetic smell
  39. Re: Bentley Int. vs. Valentino Uomo Int. vs D&G The One EDP: Choosing a Signature Scent for Universi

    Neither of these.
    If you want versatile fragrance for all year round - look for something different.
  40. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    It has a good projection and lasts for around 7 hours as far as I remember
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Creed - very unique, high quality with depth.
    Haven't smelled anything better so far
  42. Thread: Moisturiser

    by Zizzy
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    Re: Moisturiser

    When you thoroughly exfoliate your skin in the shower - you remove oils from your skin that moisturize it, your skin becomes dry and it will absorb quickly everything that you'll put on it. And...
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    Re: Does this summer fragrance excist?

    +1 for Recipe for Men
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    My go to fragrances for this kind of heat are VIW and Maya Njie Tropica
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    Re: Need advise for haircut and facial hair

    The best way to solve this is to find a top notch hair dresser that understands how your hair grows and he'll be able to recommend you different haircut styles as well as facial hair styles
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Creed is also going to increase prices since 1st of August
  47. Re: Allure homme Sport and Allure homme Sport Extrēme

    Me too
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Have you heard about Comfort Zone Challenges?
    Basically you deliberately expose yourself to situations outside of your comfort zone to learn that there's nothing scary in them.
    You are afraid to...
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    It's not available anywhere in EU, but it's listed on official US website, however you can't buy it there - it's sold out and it has been like that for quite a while now
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    Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    You should hurry - from August 1st Creed is going to rise prices for their entire line. 100ml Aventus will cost 210 EUR as far as I remember
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    It's a really quite good fragrance, I enjoy it a lot
  52. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme vs Hermes concentrate d'orange vert

    Hermes has much better quality than any other designer out there
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    Re: Areej Le Doré decant, and samples

    strifeknot has Areej le Dore
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    Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    My list would be:
    Aventus
    Virgin Island Water
    Silver Mountain Water
    Atelier Pomelo Paradis
    Xerjoff Nio
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Carven L'Eau Intense
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
  55. Re: Yves Saint Laurent - La Nuit De L'Homme - (2017 and newer batches ONLY) - Performance

    Clap in your hands and spin around. Ladies love it, so you should wear it!
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    Re: Maya Njie - Perfumer?

    So I got my decant of Tropica today.
    It's impressive! It's in a same ballpark as VIW and can easily challenge it!
    Refreshing, fruity - I can smell clearly smell coconut, a touch of bergamot, then...
  57. Thread: Second Fragrance

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    Re: Second Fragrance

    All of them are soo bad.
    You wanted my opinion :)
    But it doesn't really matter what me or anyone else here thinks - if you love any of those - go for it!
  58. Re: Yves Saint Laurent - La Nuit De L'Homme - (2017 and newer batches ONLY) - Performance

    There was a topic about it this week (or a week ago), search for it.
    My advice would be for you to go to department store and test it yourself - it is sold everywhere.
    It'll be a much better answer...
  59. Thread: Second Fragrance

    by Zizzy
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    Re: Second Fragrance

    Maybe Montblanc Explorer? I don't know prices in USA, but here, in EU you can buy it for 50$\100ml
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    Re: Oud Wood Performance

    You are not the only one who noticed it!
    It is common that testers are pre-reformulated and that have been pointed out here many times.
    It must be possible to complain to watchdogs about...
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    Re: Creed - Original Santal - Options?

    This!
    I owned both, but prefer OS, so sold my Individuel.
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    Re: JV Artisan Pure vs Prada L'homme

    They are words apart, anyway it should be only up to you which one you like
  63. Re: Do you sometimes smell alcohol from your initial sprays?

    Happened to me with designer scents only.
    Most of the stuff I tested in department stores open up with this horrible alcohol smell for a second or two.
    Interesting thing is this is what I've...
  64. Re: Has anyone ever had any issues ordering from Oliver & Co. Perfumes.

    Reach out to your bank and request them to cancel this transaction
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum seems like a good option to me
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    I buy mine in pharmacy without any prescription
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    As you grow older you sweat less, but there are antiperspirants that will last you 2 weeks on one application! I use one like that. I stay dry even at gym!
  68. Thread: Cedar! Cedar!

    by Zizzy
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    Re: Cedar! Cedar!

    Nordic Cedar by Maya Njie
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    Re: La Nuit De L'Homme 2019 batch worth it?

    Just overspray it and you'll be fine!
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    You, North Americans, act like there's no world outside. Prices in Europe for any Creeds are a lot lower.
    Aventus Cologne is 50% less expensive here, so it makes it quite a decent purchase and,...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    15ml is 8.33 EUR per ml
    50ml is 8.9 EUR per ml
    100ml is 7.85 EUR per ml
    15ml is the best deal
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense 2019

    I highly doubt there are any natural ingredients
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    That was a joke if you didn't got it :)
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    Office One for Men ofc :laugh:
  75. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    The thing is neither of us knows their earnings structure, so we can't bring any facts to this discussion.
    But production cost for Dior or Chanel is much lower than for Creed. More then that -...
  76. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    Carthusia Uomo
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Viking
    Houbigant Fougere Royale
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    Re: Scuderia Ferrari - Forte EDP?

    Tried. Was the best from 8 I tried still far away from Ouds that is worth to have in you collection. Plus it was so strong, it was very overwhelming for me
  78. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I think you are wrong on Creed's margins vs designer's margins.
    I can bet that houses like Dior, Chanel, etc have higher margins because of economy of scale, because they use cheap synthetics,...
  79. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Himalaya was released in 2002, so they could have used a lot less synthetics back then :)
    I bet that tag line was written around release time.
    Anyway, I never read marketing bullshit, I am very...
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    Re: Scuderia Ferrari - Forte EDP?

    I haven't tried this one particular, but I've tried 8 other Ferrari scents and all of them were horrible, so I am staying away from the house and will never again try something from them.
  81. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I think you are very wrong here. Creed is a business, not charity, and main goal for a business is to maximize profits.
    But I personally don't care about naturals and synthetics - all I care about...
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    Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Only if I was going to make a purchase anyway. Last week I got an e-mail ad - "a free case for a purchase", and I planed to do a purchase at the end of the month any way, so I went for it
  83. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I said that to debunk a statement that Creed claims they use 100% naturals. I've never seen them saying that
  84. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Never seen Creed to claim that. But I've seen Erwin admitting they are using more synthetics because IFRA recommendations.
    And someone here posted a message from Creed support that GIT uses ~40%...
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    Re: Recc Me An Unconventional Summer Fragrance!

    Vettiveru 2 by CdG
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    The other day someone in my gym applied Aventus, but all I picked up was only scent trail, what a gorgeous smell! Made me want to wear it
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    Re: Aventus Cologne - Incredible longevity

    Yes, I can say the same - it has amazing longevity and, what's important, it doesn't make me anosmic to it like regular Aventus
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    Re: Strange Article - Thoughts?

    I honestly believe fragrances are addictive. Not a physical addiction, but mental.
    They evoke emotions, they are pleasant (even if weird-smelling), they are alluring, they influence my mood.
    And I...
  89. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    It's not a science - they just crunched number from fragrantica, made a couple of totally wrong assumptions and didn't take basic economical laws into account.
    I call it bullshit :)
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    Re: No Performance From CREED AVENTUS!

    Spray your shirt in wardrobe, close it and test it 8 hours later.
    Aventus is known to make people anosmic, so you don't smell it anymore withing 30 minutes, but others still can enjoy it
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    I am surprised no one mentioned YSL la nuit de l'homme and Hermes Voyage d'Hermes (Parfum is much better)
  92. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    Encre Noire!
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Creed
    Hermes
    Tom Ford
    Atelier Cologne
    Parle Moi de Parfum
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    A lot of Creeds have amazing longevity!
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    Re: Nicolai New York Intense

    I do. And it's not my cup of tea
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    Re: Maya Njie - Perfumer?

    Can you give more details? I am thinking about blind buying it
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    Re: Creed Purchase in Paris

    At least something is cheaper in EU :)
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    Longevity on me was amazing! And I have a dry skin that eats fragrances quickly.
    Applied one spray to my wrist - could smell it from an arm distance 8 hours later. Took a shower and it was still...
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    Re: Anyone have any experience with Oliver&Co?

    I have Vetiverus and Vaninger.
    Both are quite Avant-Garde, wouldn't wear them to work, but enjoy them on a rainy weekend at home
  100. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

    by Zizzy
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I decanted CdG Vettiveru 2 and Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial the other day and there were a bit left on a decanters, so I just decided to layer them - gosh, it was an amazing combination! Now I try...
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