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  1. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille vs Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

    Haha....+1 on this.

    Or I would also include Franck Boclet's Tobacco. :smiley:
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    For me, my opinion is the best opinion and the only one that's going to make me change my mind.

    LT's opinion is just an opinion. I don't respect or disrespect his more than anyone else's. We...
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    Re: Creed pure white cologne

    With so many people reporting limited projection and longevity of PWC, it makes me wonder if the reason I have always gotten such great performance from it is because I have an older flacon from...
  4. Re: Buying a Professional Attire Leather Belt

    Looks like great info from hednic!

    No more often than I wear a belt nowadays, I don't need to worry about wearing one out, so I'll pretty much buy anything that I like the looks of and isn't...
  5. Re: Your favorite unique fragrances that stand out amongst the mainstream always smelled?

    When talking "unique," I always think of L'Air du Desert Marocain.
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    Re: Creed pure white cologne

    I love it and was the only Creed I broke down and bought a full flacon of (all for myself). I have been recommending it here for years. It is one of the most versatile, appealing scents I know of....
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    Re: Floris 1962 Vs New York Intense

    I have and really enjoy both, but for me, just the regular New York. I just prefer it to the Intense.

    To me, New York seems to be a little more formal scent than 1962.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Montale Honey Aoud....again.
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    Re: Which, for what do you do?

    Since my job always required me to be around people, whether in or out of an office setting, I always chose fragrances that were easily liked by 99% of the population, where the likelihood of them...
  10. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille vs Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

    I don't think either one is more likely to draw a compliment.

    If you're' not going to get them both, just buy your favorite.
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    Re: Creed Himalayas discussion 2020

    Still an appealing, versatile and modern scent for me.
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    Re: Christian Dior Jules question

    Sounds good....I'll gladly do the same since I don't even remember the last time I wore it.
  13. Re: Which classic fragrances are still worth buying the current version of?

    These 3 are still great....

    Guerlain Derby

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man

    Helmut Lang Cuiron
  14. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Hope the coronavirus is well under control by then.
  15. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Lol....I know! What an absolute disaster!

    I thought the XFL might have a chance to make a go of it....mainly because of WHEN it's played (the week after the Super Bowl until the XFL Championship...
  16. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    The answer is much easier if you've already got a nice car and have no desire for another one anytime soon.

    Thus, I answered "fragrances," even though I don't need anymore of those, either.
  17. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    I can't stand racing, but there was nothing else to watch tonight so I tuned in. Never saw so many wrecks. And every time they had one, the action stopped for about 15 minutes....which made me...
  18. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Since this is a boring time of year for sports (for me), I was looking forward to the XFL. I watched it for maybe 20 minutes the opening weekend, and for about the same amount of time this past...
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    Re: Looking for prominent apple notes

    One of my favorite apple fragrances (green apple actually) is Cereus #4.

    This, and all the other Cereus scents for men, can be found very cheaply now on eBay. They are now around $20-25, compared...
  20. Re: Have you ever came back around to a fragrance after long enough that you forgot just how good it

    Frequently happens with me because my wardrobe has gotten too big.
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    Re: Up To 70% Off Last Days at Incenza!

    I've never see you mention this one, thank you, hednic!

    How is the shipping from there? I see it's 30 euros outside the European union, but is there a minimum you can meet for free shipping?
    ...
  22. Re: Cartier Declaration is such an underrated classic

    I've only sampled this one. I found it to be like 2 completely different fragrances.

    I like the dry down, but the opening stinks to high heaven.
  23. Re: Dior Homme Parfum or Creed Royal Mayfair for a formal event?

    Lol....I hate it when that happens. :rolleyesold:
  24. Re: Dior Homme Parfum or Creed Royal Mayfair for a formal event?

    As can be seen from the responses on this thread, Royal Mayfair is disliked by many and can be pretty polarizing, so are you going to take a chance on that at a formal event?

    Even though I like...
  25. Re: 13 years after release, Diesel Fuel For Life (2007)

    I've always loved it. I wore it the other day as a matter of fact. The projection and longevity on me is insane. And if you spray it on clothing, it lasts forever.

    I remember the first time I...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Guerlain Heritage EdT, vintage
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guerlain Heritage vintage EdT.....because it's perfect for going out for a nice dinner.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Yep, me too! It's one of those that I can't imagine it ever going out of style.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    A very nice bottle of vintage Guerlain Heritage EdP.

    Although it was vintage (with the gold cap), it was not one of the vintages I was looking for.
  30. Re: Beating a Dead Horse, Late to the Party, 540

    Well, in the end, the result is you don't like it, and neither do many others, including me. :smiley:
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    Re: 20% Off Flash Sale At Twisted Lily!

    Nothing in stock, but it's on sale!
  32. Re: Am I applying my fragrance the wrong way or not enough?

    My goal is really only to smell myself.....just a little bit, for as long as possible. I can tell when it's not enough and I can tell when it's too much. I don't want either.

    And I agree with...
  33. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    It IS good, and the good news is....even the vintage bottles aren't overly expensive, if someone wants to go down that road.
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    Re: am i being duped? help!

    I think you're making too much of this.

    You paid for something that you didn't get. So get your money back.

    You deserve to feel sorry for yourself. You paid money and have nothing to show for...
  35. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    The problem is the spraying mechanism. Very poorly designed....at least on the vintage bottles.
  36. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    Lol....it really is powerful stuff. It projects mightily for me. The main vintage bottle I have has a faulty sprayer, and when I spray it, it basically dribbles downward instead of out. The other day...
  37. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    Didn't find it.
  38. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    I have always enjoyed it....provided it's one of the vintage versions.
  39. Re: Any well done watermelon'esque fragrances that only have a hint of sweetness, ie, not candy'ish?

    I figure someone will want to ask this, so I'll go ahead and ask....is Creed Millesime Imperial not your cup of tea or close to what you're looking for?
  40. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    "Beastly" fragrances are not my thing and I tend to avoid them.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Memo Italian Leather: Because I hadn't worn it in a long time and I was going to be out by myself, so I gave myself a good spraying.

    Italian Leather is a most unusual fragrance and that's what I...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Memo Italian Leather....it's been awhile!
  43. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    This is the most boring time of year for me when it comes to sports.

    I've got the Super Bowl to look forward to, and then XFL football in a week or so. I think they chose a great time to play!...
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    Eau de Cologne (in their Les Exclusifs line)

    Vintage Pour Monsieur EdT Concentree

    Vintage Pour Monsieur Cologne
  45. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Tabarome Millesime. (Yes, I DO like it! :laugh:)

    I've never understood why this one gets such hate. It smells great on me, especially after 3-4 hours.

    I quite impressed myself this morning.
  46. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    Finnster is correct. No, Creeds don't "regularly" develop the ammonia scent. It's actually a rare thing. Like most fragrances, Creeds will last many, many years if they are properly stored away from...
  47. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    This is exactly why so many have stopped selling fragrances on eBay. There are lots of unscrupulous people out there who don't think twice about making something negative up about a fragrance they...
  48. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    I know EXACTLY what the smell is that you're describing. And, yes, an "ammonia" smell describes it very well. The problem is...

    If the seller had good feedback and few/no negatives, then it's...
  49. Re: Frequently mentioned scents you STILL haven't smelled....

    Definitely don't blind buy. Instant scrubber for many.
  50. Re: Frequently mentioned scents you STILL haven't smelled....

    Haven't smelled most Roja Dove and zero Areej le Doré fragrances
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Legendary Fragrances Barista: Wow....you want coffee? This is the one. But I also like how it softens and becomes a coffee scent in the breeze as it dries down.
  52. Re: Which of these samples should I buy a bottle of?

    From that group, Prada L'Homme. It's a very pleasing, versatile scent that is appropriate for any situation, and I love the dry down.
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    Re: Thoughts on some MFK samples

    I’m with you, in general, about the MFK line. I’m not impressed with most of them, but there’s a small handful I did like enough to buy.

    I do like Grand Soir, and although I have a bottle of it,...
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    Re: Uden performance

    My favorites from Xerjoff are Kobe, Uden, 40 Knots and Mefisto.

    I also like Nio and Naxos, but prefer the 4 above.

    Xerjoff fragrances for me are all potentially "beastly". I have to really...
  55. Re: Looking for some suggestions on my next purchase

    If you're mainly looking for this scent to wear to work, that should limit the possibilities because you don't want to offend anyone. You need something universally appealing that's not too strong. ...
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    Re: Calling All Memo Fragrance Lovers !!

    I have both African Leather and Italian Leather and I would also say that I don't get a significant difference in longevity between the two. They both perform fine for me.

    I know what you mean...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That's exactly what I say every time I wear it. :smiley:
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    Re: Coffee based frgrance

    Lots of good ones mentioned. Here's some others I think of....

    Legendary Fragrances Barista (if you want the smell of coffee, this is one of the main ones)

    Montale Intense Cafe (if you don't...
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    Re: Legitimate decants

    Well, in answer to your question about eBay decants, the ONLY thing you have to base your decision on is their feedback. It's been my experience that you can generally trust a seller with a LOT of...
  60. Re: What are your top 3 favorites from Atelier Cologne house?

    Just to name a couple of others not yet mentioned.....

    Cedre Atlas
    Grand Neroli
  61. Re: Aventus is far too strong and loud for me, what's a non-offensive clone?

    Many have copied it....mainly the pineapple smell it's known for. So if you're not really fond of that smell (at least to some degree), it might be difficult to find one to your liking.

    You might...
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Just wondering, hednic, what's your preference.....Italian Leather or Irish Leather?
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    Re: Boyds of Texas

    Just ordered a couple of samples.

    BTW, deadidol, do you think staining of clothing could be a possibility? High Desert looks like it could. Kind of reminds me of a Slumberhouse fragrance I tried...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    My 2010 bottle is fabulous. I went an extended period of time without wearing it, but over the past month I have worn it several times.

    The juice matured from being almost imperceptible when I...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Give your bottle some time to age a little. Some Creeds are well known to "blossom" in the bottle over time, so it's possible that your Viking will do the same. I know mine...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Straight to Heaven Extreme
  67. Re: First In Fragrance Steep Increase For Free Shipping to US!

    What a company!

    "U.S. residents, if you spend $786.00 with us, we'll send it to you free!"

    Yeah, that's real good, FIF. :rolleyesold:
  68. Re: Good news - Straight To Heaven EXTREME by Kilian!

    $28 to ship the Booze & Baccy. Are you talking about free shipping for $150+ at Kilian or the barber supply place?

    Don't think I could find anything else at a barber supply site. :smiley:
  69. Re: Captain Fawcett's Booze & Baccy Eau de Parfum

    Palmolive eventually came around to liking Booze & Baccy, but he initially indicated the frankincense was so overpowering in the opening that he "recoiled" and was about ready to give up on it. So it...
  70. Re: Captain Fawcett's Booze & Baccy Eau de Parfum

    Some are saying this is very similar to Kilian's Straight to Heaven/Straight to Heaven Extreme. Would like to hear if you (or anyone else) agrees.
  71. Re: Good news - Straight To Heaven EXTREME by Kilian!

    Yes, but $28 shipping! Gouging there.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage identification

    Looks pretty rare! I've never heard of it.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm wearing Montale's Honey Aoud.....because I just got it in the mail.
  74. Re: 20% OFF at Twisted Lilly's January Sale (Ends January 23rd

    Yes, it's been going on for a long time now. It used to be such a nice site. They have had plenty of time to get things straightened out.
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    Re: Any fans of Nishane Hacivat?

    I agree. It's not an Aventus clone but it is mainly a linear pineapple scent. I own it and find it pleasant.

    I also get good projection and longevity from it. I should, considering its cost.
    ...
  76. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Hermes Rocabar (vintage) and Creed Green Valley make me think of what you describe (dried grassy smell).

    Patou Pour Homme Prive has hay in it and the scent your describe, but it's extremely hard...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Montana Parfum D'Homme.....loving it. Wonderful, especially the dry down.
  78. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    The expense.
  79. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Not always, but most of the time.

    I wear a few (more challenging) fragrances at home that I would most likely never wear around others.
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I agree, Elite is definitely not one of my favorites and not a good representation of the overall house of Floris.

    Jermyn Street is excellent.....very classy smelling.
  81. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Well, I THINK it was the first time. I just found a sample in a drawer and I don't remember ever trying it.

    Montale Honey Aoud - I don't really care for the opening, but the dry down is addictive...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I really enjoy Floris and have several of their fragrances. As a house, their fragrances tend to be kind of like Creed, as they are friendly and generally liked by the masses. But unlike Creed, you...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    I know it's loved by many, but it just never did click for me, and I certainly never was wowed by it. It's just one of many "meh" scents, to me.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Enjoyed Green Irish Tweed today.
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    Re: Just received my 6.7 TDH

    Did you try the TdH Parfum before buying the EdT?

    Just wondering if you would have liked that one better.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Welcome to Basenotes, CL.

    Your initial take on it sounds pretty much like mine when it first came out. As far as just the overall smell goes, I did like it from the start. But I was unhappy with...
  87. [USA] TDC de Bachmakov/Vetiver Fatal/Versace/Cuba/Cerruti/Samples & More!

    Please write (email) me at columbomoco@yahoo.com, if interested.

    Paypal Only (PalPal fees, if applicable, are paid by buyer)

    No Trades - U.S. SALES ONLY and ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

    Need a...
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    Re: Polo Blue Gold Blend

    ToughCool....thanks for letting us know about it!

    I've had my original bottle of Polo Blue since it came out (egads, is it really 17 years ago?), and so this caught my eye. I still love it, so...
  89. Re: starting out and so glad I sampled creed aventus first

    Welcome!

    Consider Creed Viking as an office scent.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    M7 today. It's been a long time. :smiley:
  91. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    OK, thanks guys. Looks like eBay has plenty of the SB versions from Italy.
  92. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    And thank you very much for the info! I've never smelled this fragrance and I generally try not to buy blindly. But my curiosity was raised when MM said in another thread that PdH was one of his 5...
  93. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    How strange. Have you smelled it, ZC? Would you consider it an acceptable version of PdH, or would you really recommend to stay with the regular version? "Light" is lighter than the regular EdT, but...
  94. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    Wow, thanks, PS. So if PdH was introduced in 1989, did ALL the earliest bottles have "Light" on them? I wonder why they did that and what it's supposed to mean. "Light" compared to what?
  95. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    Marand75 and Zealot Crusader, could you tell me what you know about a version of PdH that says "Light" on the box? Which version is that....oldest, middle or newest? Is it EoS or SB? Made in France...
  96. Re: Creed Pure White Colone vs MFK Aqua Universalis

    I have both and prefer Pure White Cologne by a large margin.

    AU comes very close to being a little too femme for my liking. But I bought it, so it's acceptable.
  97. Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    + 1,000
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Patou Pour Homme Prive
  99. Re: Creed millesime imperial vintage bottle real or fake? No batch number on bottle

    I have seen some Creeds without the lot number, but they tend to be older bottles, not newer bottles. What you generally want to see is the same lot number on the bottle and the box it came in (if it...
  100. Re: Creed millesime imperial vintage bottle real or fake? No batch number on bottle

    Correct. Testers often come with no cap and a cheap brown box, or no box at all. Like this....
    ...
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