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    Re: Sprayer mechanism on New Creed Bottles

    Both of my creed bottles are relatively recent ones and have the new type of sprayers. They both make clicking sounds and like others pointed out, offer no control over how much is sprayed with a...
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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    Yep, this one is a modern classic. Can't imagine not having this in my collection.
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Creed House Fragrance (Poll) ?

    Green Irish Tweed for me, without a doubt.

    Also own and love Original Vetiver with VIW being on to-buy list somewhere near the top...
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    Poll: Re: Best date fragnance

    Voted D&G The One. Classy stuff and will not knock anyone off their feet with "performance" :)
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    Re: Discovering Frapin

    Not much talk about this one, but given how highly you guys speak of it I think I'll try to get a sample... Thanks!
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    Re: Discovering Frapin

    Own and love L'Humaniste, which is one of my favorite warm weather scents. Also sampled 1270 and 1697 and thought they were okay too but I will not be adding them to my collection. Mostly because...
  7. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Ahem... That's four :)
  8. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Creed (for quality)
    Bond (for the variety)

    :coolold:
  9. Re: Who is your brother-from-another-mother here on Basenotes?

    Interesting thread.. I've come to realize I have a few folks on here whose tastes and preferences are similar to mine (to a varying degree obviously)

    As far as opinions, I tend to be in accord...
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    Re: Fall / Winter fragrances?

    Some of my cold weather faves:

    Chergui
    Interlude man
    New Haarlem
    Dior homme intense
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    Re: Bois d Orage / French Lover vs Royal Oud

    I have worn Royal Oud only a couple of times but I did not like it all. In fact, I think a tossed remaining decant in trash.

    Bois de Orage, on the other hand, is my favorite Malle. Spectacular...
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain

    +1 on Interlude Man. Very similar vibe IMO.
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    Re: A good cologne for a college student?

    DHI is the only one of the three that I would call a "must-have" (for me of course). Just a great smelling, nice fragrance all around.

    La Nuit is okay. I have a tiny bottle of it and although I...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino vs Bergamote 22???

    I own Berg 22 and it is lovely, although I wish it wasn't as fleeting :sad: Otherwise it smells fantastic.

    If I may, I would like to suggest a third alternative in a similar Neroli/Citrus realm -...
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    Re: Original santal or new haarlem

    Same experience with Rochas - lovely scent, abysmal performance. New Harlem is great all around.
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    Re: Original santal or new haarlem

    New Haarlem is awesome IMO and that would be my pick, no contest. Original Santal did not click with me for some reason.
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Cant really rank them in any order, but I have had one or more compliments on all of the following:

    Aventus
    GIT
    L'Homme YSL
    Spice and Wood
    Prada Luna Rossa
    Bergamote 22
    Bleecker str...
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    I have my most used seasonal rotation out on a bookshelf - usually around 10-12 bottles at a time. The rest is conveniently stored in a few drawers. Occasionally, I reach to those drawers whenever I...
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    Re: Just about ready to give up on CH Men

    This!
  20. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    Exactly! The whole location restriction business is kinda making me a bit annoyed. And yet you can refill any exclusive at any store if you have a bottle, meaning that if you have purchased it before...
  21. If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    It is rather difficult to discuss these things without a pricing issue coming up. And, as most people, I tend to agree that they are in fact overpriced. But if, for the sake of argument, they were...
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    Re: Present day powerbombs a la 1980's

    Definitely most montales. Also Amen by Mugler, Amouage Opus 6 and Terre d'hermes to name a few...
  23. Diptiqyu philosykos, Santal 33, Prada Luna Rossa, Rodriguez for Him

    Hi folks,

    Couple more things have been added to my swap list:

    Diptyque - Philosykos 45/50 ml or 90% - with the box
    Santal 33 - 10 ml (not a decant, original 15 ml bottle from the store),...
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    Re: Your top 5 best any time, any place fragrances

    Green Irish Tweed
    YSL L'homme
    Terre d'hermes (sometimes just one spray if subtlety is advised)
    Gucci Envy
    Dolce Gabbana The One
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    Not to me. I just don't really like the scent... But all in all, it's not the worst price out there, relatively speaking.
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I've been slowing down a few times. The longest spell of non buying I had was close to 5 months. After that I have bought a few things here and there but a very moderate pace. I sell quite a few...
  27. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    What I really think this forum needs is a reputation system. Once the user gets too low on reputatuion they are automatically out. I think it works pretty well on other forums and tends to bring out...
  28. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    I think Mayfairy name sucks and I can say that 1000 times if feel like it. Meanwhile, look at the most worn fragrance in my wardrobe and I don't think you'll have any other questions. Meanwhile, you...
  29. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    Did you just join basenotes to promote this release and creed in general? Sounds like you might be some sort of industry insider.
  30. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Are you serious? Now Windsor on the other hand, THAT had a nice ring to it!
  31. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I am just gonna totally ignore this release on principle. What a lousy name - royal mayfair... MAYFAIR! :angry: Its even worse than Cologne Indelebile... Which by the way, if somebody ever asks what...
  32. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Why couldnt they just keep it on as Windsor? Royal Mayfair = lame!
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    Re: If it only lasted

    +one
  34. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    Haha :thumbsup:
  35. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    Lets face it, the only "statement" anyone can purposely make is: "IM WEARING A COLOGNE!"
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    Re: l'Humaniste - Beautiful, but....

    You will not smell like someone who's been drinking while wearing this fragrance, I assure you! Lol

    This one is absolutely gorgeous and mine lasts much longer than what others seem to report. I...
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    Re: 1 spritz of Leather Oud = big complaint

    Yeah, totally expected with leather oud. It's a zoo in a bottle.

    When people talk about getting compliments on it I can't help but think those are compliments of the type: "oh hey, umm... You...
  38. Re: What is your most favorite smelling fragrance you currently own?

    I would have to go with Green Irish Tweed (closely followed by Terre and The One by D&G)
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Possibly, Patchouli Imperiale - Dior Privee
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    Poll: Re: Which Tauer to buy next?

    Haven't had a chance to try Incense Extreme yet but Lonestar is terrific stuff. It is brilliant as much as it is bizarre, so it may lose on some versatility points.. It is also very different from...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - anything similar?

    I found Luna Rossa extreme to have some slight similarities. Also much less BO then in Fahrenheit absolute.
  42. Thread: New haarlem

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    Re: New haarlem

    Still? Not sure what that means...

    Personally, I think Haarlem is really nice and since it is available with decent discount from online stores I may eventually pick up a bottle. No rush though...
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    I'm with ya on zino :)

    From the recent ones i tried Cuir by Ramon monegal was pretty awful. A scrubber IMO.
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    Re: Polarizing fragrances and why you love them

    Thank you for saying that. No one can be "wrong" for not liking something, we live in a free and advanced society (or so I like to think).

    With that said, I am a big fan of Santal 33 from Le Labo...
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Still trying to comprehend how it is possible for someone to not like Aventus... :huh:



    JK :evil:
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    Re: Choose. But choose carefully...

    Toss up between Malle or Le Labo... Or Dior.. or.. or.. Damn, I dont even wanna think about it! :grin:
  47. Re: TDC De Bachmakov, CDG Blue Santal, Prada Luna Rossa

    Bump
  48. Re: Other than Fahrenheit, which 80's powerhouse is a must have in a collectors wardrobe?

    +1 on GIT

    Also, there will always be a special place for Dunhill Edition in my collection..
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    Re: What % of the population uses cologne ?

    Judging anecdotally by the people in my immediate surroundings, ie work, relatives, friends and friends of friends, hardly anyone is wearing anything on a more or less consistent basis. Although...
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    Re: CH Men Smells Exactly Like...

    Ummm.. Actually, it does not. And most definitely it does not smell like YSL lhomme (not to me at least).
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    Re: Amouage... new entry

    One of my faves! And you got a great line up going there :thumbsup:
  52. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    I have 14 from this list, all bottles.
  53. Re: What fragrance do you have the most quantity of?

    Since I don't have any back up bottles I guess the biggest quantity by virtue of bottle size would be GIT at 4.0 oz, although I'm not sure how much is actually in there due to black bottle...
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    Re: Curious about Novaya Zarya

    I am familiar with the brand but cant really say much about it. I remember it being "a thing" in the soviet times, especially the "chypre odekolon" splash. It is pretty hardcore and quite old school...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    Voted Memoir as absolute favorite.

    Also own and love Interlude and Opus VI. Used to like Jubi, but kinda got over it and sold my bottle...
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    Re: Most worn June 2015?

    5 - bergamote 22 and Cologne Indelebile
    4 - Rose 31
    3 - Terre Hermes, Memoir Man and Lhumaniste
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    Not to mention the fact that most of the world class parfumers are working on both fronts - some even have their portfolios almost equally devided between designer and niche.

    Like maurice roucel,...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Amouage Interlude Man!
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    :thumbsup: Good one. Dont have it yet, but this will likely be my 4th Amouage (when I'm ready)
  60. Poll: Re: Fragrances evaluation series I (Green Irish Tweed)

    I voted masterpiece! Which it is :)
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Just took care of Interlude Man and thus the two nearest items on the wish list are:

    L Air Du Desert Marocain
    TF Tuscan Leather

    (inless I miraculously swap for them)
  62. Thread: Masculine Rose

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Rose 31
    Burberry Brit

    The only two rose centric scents that I was able to commit to
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Judging by that name, it just as well could be.

    I'm however surprised this whole phenomenon has gone completely unnoticed for me. And I check these boards pretty regularly :huh:

    All of a...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    What the hell is club nuit intense? And why are there 10 pages on the subject? Sounds like it could have been resolved in a couple of posts...
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    I would recommend that as well! :thumbsup:
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    Re: amouage memoir man

    Very much agree, Interlude is unreal as well! As to Jubi, it somehow fell out of favor with me. I used to like it a lot...
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    Re: amouage memoir man

    I got it!! I finally pinpointed the industrial vibe of this scent and why I love it so much!

    Memoir resembles smell of CREOSOTE!! I am guessing this is where they were going with the leather note...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Memoir Man - not a very recent discovery, but it wows me everytime I wear it so I decided to share it in this thread.

    A brilliant fragrance! Makes me think of a barn or old house in a russian...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    Amouage - Memoir Man

    A brilliant fragrance! Makes me think of a barn or old house in a russian countryside. To be clear, not an animal type of barn, but the storage kind (saddles, old tractor...
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    Re: Favorite fragrance from these houses

    Dior - DHI
    Guerlain - not sure, don't own any...
    Chanel - none in particular
    Amouage - Memoir Man
    Creed - GIT
    Versace - n/a
    Gucci - Envy
    Mugler - n/a
    Ysl - La nuit de lhomme
    Bond 9 -...
  71. TDC De Bachmakov, CDG Blue Santal, Prada Luna Rossa

    Here is whats available:

    De Bachmakov - 50 ml, with box ~ about 97%
    CDG Blue Santal - 100 ml, with box ~ worn only two times
    Luna Rossa - 50 ml, no box ~ about 85%

    Pictures are available...
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    Bois D'Orage is easily my MOST formal scent and I believe it warrants "suit and tie" more than anything in my collection.
  73. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    Jazz
    quorum
    Tsar



    really nice collection tho :thumbsup:
  74. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    These are the best!
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    Re: Similar to Dirty English?

    Great scent indeed. I did not notice longevity problems with it, but perhaps Le Labo Vetiver 46 is what you are looking for. There are definite similarities and performance is more than adequate.
  76. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From laroche:

    Pure Havane
    LADDM
    Green Irish Tweed
    Red Vetiver
    vetiverio by Diptyque

    This last one was recent discovery. Had no idea how great this was! And wow, such a stellar wardrobe!...
  77. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    I'm with you on this one. Could never get on board with NdN
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    Re: You love a fragrance, but does it suit you?

    I rarely run into the issue of actually liking something a lot and yet struggling to wear it.

    However, a big factor at play here is that there are other people in our life that THINK something...
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    Re: You love a fragrance, but does it suit you?

    Good question... There are basically two schools of thought: 1.) if YOU love it - then it suits you 2.) Whether you love it or not - you have to know how to wear it.

    I am mostly proponent of...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    Cologne Indelebile - Frederic Malle

    (1000th post :coolold: :beer:)
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Great house indeed. I own a few things from them and enjoy all of them tremendously:

    bois d orage
    Cologne Indelebile
    bigarade concentree
    geranium pour Monsieur
    dries van noten

    tried a...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Excellent stuff! One of my very favorite Amouages
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    Re: 1 Million Vs CH Men.

    Not a huge fan of One Million, but I would still pick that over the other. CH men does absolutely nothing for me and I simply dont like it.
  84. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Lots of great ones in this thread! Keep em coming :) :thumbsup:
  85. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Amouage Opus VI and I love it. The actual bill for that was around $165.

    I have also recently obtained a bottle of Montale Aoud Musk (also blind) and love that one as well. Interestingly, there...
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    Poll: Re: TF Neroli Portofino vs Thierry Mugler Cologne

    Good :) I am not the only one who thinks that
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    Poll: Re: TF Neroli Portofino vs Thierry Mugler Cologne

    My vote went to Neroli Portofino. I dont own either of the two but tried both "in store" on separate occasions and found NP to be much more to my liking.

    As a side note, they did not strike me as...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    Bois D'Orage A.K.A. French Lovah
  89. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche edp vs edt

    The concensus seems to be that the two are the same...

    Good scent. Not my all time fave, but good to have it
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    Re: Best blind buy I've made

    Montale Aoud Musk!

    I heard it is similar to Duro and I remember liking Duro when I sprayed it at Barneys.. So I basically had an idea what its going to be like and I am extremely glad I pulled the...
  91. Thread: Best Blind Buy

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Best Blind Buy

    Montale Aoud Musk!

    I heard it is similar to Duro and I remember liking Duro when I sprayed it at Barneys.. So I basically had an idea what its going to be like and I am extremely glad I pulled the...
  92. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    I felt that way about many designer scents, but not because they were of lesser quality. As my collection got bigger, I realized there were a lot of designers that I liked but rarely got around to...
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    Poll: Re: M7 vs. black aoud vs. dark aoud vs. aoud musk

    I had dark and black ouds as decants so I am not sure what year they were manufactured. Both had exceptional performance and were "loaded" with oils :)

    If I had to rank all 4 now on smell alone...
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    Poll: Re: M7 vs. black aoud vs. dark aoud vs. aoud musk

    Bad page break here... My post that brought up this old thread is the last one on page 1... Just saying
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Dior Homme Sport (New)
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    Poll: Re: M7 vs. black aoud vs. dark aoud vs. aoud musk

    Came across this thread where I already voted for M7 a long time ago.

    Now, after getting to know all 4 a little better, I am changing my vote to Aoud Musk. It is the best Montale I have tried so...
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    Poll: Re: Which free fragrance should I choose?

    My vote goes to Terre. I tried both concentrations and decided to stick with EDT.
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    Re: The Problem With Having Lots of Scents.

    Never happened to me. I always keep my inventory in check :)
  99. Re: Gucci Pour Homme II - underestimated longevity?

    Echoing many comments here - never had longevity issues with GPH2
  100. Thread: Weekly Lineups

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Weekly Lineups

    Thats awesome! GIT is worth it any day :)

    I also was able to keep up with the choices I made except on Friday where I felt like wearing one particular other scent.

    As I was saying earlier, the...
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