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    Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Just stick with AdG. It's number one for a reason!
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Aventus prices are slowly falling. Legit bottles can be found online for around $180 or less for the 120ml. If you already have a decent sized collection, then this should last you a while.

    The...
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    Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Yep, the drydown of Edb is very close to TV. Tobacco Vanille is a powerhouse though, but I wouldn't begrudge anyone for choosing Eau des Baux instead. It's a great option.
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    Re: Yet another rant on bad/cheap drydowns!

    I agree on the Nautica Voyage scentiments. The opening smells great but the drydown is just plain weird. It burns my nose.

    Don't understand the BdP comments. I think it smells great top to...
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    Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Yep, just trying to be funny and sometimes I succeed! Glad you lol'd. :laugh:
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    Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    The easiest way to spot a fake Creed is to see if the bottle cap is loose or tight. If the cap is tight then it's definitely a fake.

    Why is Beautyencounter selling Creed's from 2009 in the year...
  7. Re: Husband had a job interview today and I knew it had to be...

    That is great news. Congrats to both of you. :smiley:
  8. Re: Millesime Imperial: Love and Luck vs. Unforgivable

    I've never tried Multi-Platinum but I own several bottles of Love and Luck edt and the shower gel.

    L&L does smell very similar to Creed's MI, but I believe that MI smells much better. Also, for a...
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    Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    Haha. At least he didn't say Barnaby Jones.

    My theory is that the Creed employees finish off a couple of cases of Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon before starting a new production run. That and...
  10. Re: Bulgari Aqua vs Bulgari Aqua Marine (FOR SUMMER)

    I have samples of these:

    Bvlgari Aqua wins on smell.
    Bvlgari Aqua Marine wins on projection and longevity.
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    Re: If you had to pick Creed GIT vs MI? Why?

    A lot of good posts in this thread.

    Both of these smell great and are pleasant to others around you.

    GIT is more versatile and can be worn anytime of the year to Work, Church, Dinner, or while...
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    Re: 360 Red - Projection

    When I owned it, I was really surprised at the projection and longevity. You really do get your money's worth with this. It also seemed like the level of juice didn't recede that much either.

    I...
  13. Re: Rive Gauche: who's tried the new bottle and who's stocking up on the can?

    I doubt that they are producing the can anymore as prices have been steadily creeping up. Less than a year ago, this could be had on Amazon for $25.

    My can, purchased in 2012, was made in 2011. ...
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    Re: Matching fragrances to your look

    LOL, the road is a lonely place...they must love you at the truck stops. :laugh:

    Seriously though, I match my colognes to my style all of the time. Then again, I might be a little OCD. Different...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I pretty much agree with the bold part of your post and I've thought about the same things RE Toilet Water Creeds. I know that the UAE has Air-conditioning but it's still the desert and cargo ships...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Big Bleu.
  17. Thread: AVENTUS by Creed

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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Some people say that but I'm undecided. IMO, the fragrance should smell perfect out of the box. I shouldn't have to wait 6 months or 2 years for it to "Breathe".
  18. Re: Scent for Christmas; I love Burberry Touch, D&G The One - will I like Burberry London?

    I think that you will like Burberry London.

    Another scent that kind of reminds me of Christmas is Aventus, with its smokey, pine tree smell. Also, I've only tested this once, but that new HM HiM...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille- How do you wear it?

    Only 2 things will survive a nuclear war: cockroaches and Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille.

    I would recommend 1 or 2 sprays no higher than your chest. If I am wearing a short sleeve shirt, then I will...
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    Re: YSL La nuit de l'homme - fake? (pics)

    I own the bottle on the right. Does anyone know if this means that La Nuit was reformulated last year? Or was this bottle redesign simply a cost-saving measure? I think that La Nuit was originally...
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    Re: Is It Just Me Or Does Bleu De Chanel....

    I don't know dude. These types of fragrances remind me of fruit salad in a glass bottle.

    I once received Polo Blue as a Christmas gift from my brother and wore it for a whole year. I only...
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme- terrible?

    +1. I agree with this. It is just a little too loud for the office and definitely not appropriate if you're a blue collar man. The guys you work with will probably tease you, LOL.
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    Re: YSL RGPH no more in black & brown can

    This is sad if true. I have the original tin can version of Rive Gauche and I like it a lot. Yeah, it smells like shaving cream, but sometimes you just want to be a masculine man.
  24. Thread: Watch out...

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    Re: Watch out...

    Exactly! That was just her way of saying that she wasn't attracted to him. In my experience, what a woman says and what she really believes or wants are usually 2 different things.

    Not to sound...
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    Re: The one fragrance you regret parting with.

    Green Irish Tweed. :cry: My collection will never be complete until I own GIT again.
  26. Re: La Nuit & Perry Ellis Red 360... For College?

    Both of these are very strong fragrances, especially in a crowded classroom environment.

    Go easy on the trigger!
  27. Re: What's the best way to wear samples from a dab vial?

    That's a good idea. However, I tried to do this with some Creed samples and I made a mess of things. The parfum was so thick it would hardly pour out of the glass vial. My hands smelt really good...
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    Re: The one fragrance you regret parting with.

    I was somewhat shocked the first time I smelled La Nuit De L'Homme on a card. I thought "this is what everyone is raving about?" The SA at Macy's kindly gave me a sample and I would wear it only...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    BTW, who would pay full retail for a Creed when you can find it online for 60% off or even get an affordable split?
  30. Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Release Date for the States?

    It makes sense that they would get this in stores before the Christmas shopping season.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    The three or four guys in this thread who bought bad batches of GIT need to stop calling the other people with good batches liars. I'm sorry that Creed is a company that can't or won't get their...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Well, with age comes wisdom, and lots of ear and nose hair! :laugh: In reading your posts, you've always struck me as being a very practical and pragmatic guy, which is probably why you are a ceo.
    ...
  33. Re: Need help asap! Removing cologne stain from spring jacket!!?!?!?!

    Sorry to hear this.

    What ever you do don't put it in the the dryer or the stain will set. I've had some fragrance stains actually go away on their own after the oils evaporate, but 15% is a lot...
  34. Re: Fahrenheit is the perfect fragrance (that I've encountered).

    It is definitely unique and I can pick it out of a crowd quite easily as I did several months ago. Also, it's a men's fragrance that is actually masculine which seems rare these days.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I recently bought Dunhill Desire Red at Marshalls. It was red tagged for $20 for the 100ml.

    I also picked up CK Shock body spray at TJ Maxx for $9.99. It was $12.99 at Marshalls.

    The previous...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Recently received a compliment from a 28 year old, brutally honest female friend while wearing Tobacco Vanille. She said "you smell good today" with a smile. It was an overcast rainy day and we...
  37. Re: Fahrenheit is the perfect fragrance (that I've encountered).

    I bought my first and last bottle of Fahrenheit in 1999. I just couldn't get into it.

    I still remember since it was a blind buy before a blind date. I was on my way to meet a girl so I stopped...
  38. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    IIRC, you were a pioneer with Bleu De Chanel? It's funny how a lot of basenoters now feel it's ok to like this after years of it being bashed.

    One way for me to tell if a fragrance is any good is...
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    Re: How much is Green Irish Tweed like Coolwater?

    None of us really know the truth. Apparently, at the very least he was a co-creator with Oliver Creed. I actually hope Mr. Bourdon didn't create Green Irish Tweed. It would make the comparison to...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Thanks. I looked again today at TJ Maxx and nada. I did see 3 different Tommy Bahamas 3.4oz for $19.99 and Lapidus homme for $19.99. They also had Shalimar but I forgot the price. A shocker for...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 13th, 2012

    Today: Ed Hardy Love and Luck shower gel + cologne.



    It was a great 2 weeks of competition and television. You guys put on one hell of a show.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Today: Curve for Men

    Tonight: La Nuit de L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Re: My First Compliment/Compliment Stories

    I'm happy for the OP, but I tend to disregard compliments from servers, bartenders, and salespeople. Basically, anybody that works off of tips or commissions. You can never really tell if they are...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Not yet.

    If fragrancenet is shipping 2011 X batches, that only leaves Y and Z left. I'm pretty sure that GIT is their second best seller behind Aventus, so they probably make boatloads of this...
  45. Re: (Female) I'd like to branch out into male fragrances.

    Hi and welcome to Basenotes!

    Pour Homme:

    1) Bleu de Chanel: A citrus and pepper scent. Two Macy's girls that I was chatting with at the Female Fragrance counter mentioned that they keep a...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Wow you're like the guy in the Female Compliments thread! Nerds rule.:smiley: Can't wait to see the results of your work.

    Not to brag, but I have 4 Ross stores within a 10 mile radius. And they...
  47. Thread: Lavender scent

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    Re: Lavender scent

    I'm wearing a sample of Tom Ford Lavender Palm today. Smells really nice.

    I have Yardley's London English Lavender bar soap but I didn't know they made a cologne until your post. Thank you.

    -...
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    Re: Anosmic to Terre d'Hermes?

    This is quite common with TdH or any other fragrance containing Iso E Super. Even though you may not be able to smell it, those around you still can and will even compliment you.

    This also why I...
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    Re: By Kilian - Wow i think Im in love

    I'm still working through my 6 samples of By Kilian. The longevity of these things is insane. I sprayed a shirt twice with Cruel Intentions last week and I can still smell it on the shirt.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Not that I know of. Some sellers on ebay will tell you the batch code and so will basenote members offering splits.
  51. Re: Curve for Men smells like a poor man Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I don't know. My EA curve almost caused me to have an embarrassing lift incident. That plastic sprayer looks so dinky that I applied around 6 sprays (3 to skin, 3 to clothes) before heading out one...
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    Re: Basenote Hype Victims?!

    The Perry Ellis 360 Red was from Ross stores. A fellow basenoter mentioned that they accept fragrance returns. The girl just looked at my bottle to see how much I used. It was just too linear for...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Thanks for the tip. I've been looking for Rochas Man for around six months. Could've just bought off of amazon or fragrancenet already. Similarly, I've only seen one box set of Tommy Bahama Set...
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    Poll: Re: Vote on Creed Bois du Portugal

    None of the above.

    I like it a lot, but I don't consider it to be the best.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I haven't seen Rochas Man at all. My stores usually have the men's and women's all mixed together. Most of the pink boxes are Paris Hilton for men.

    ***Can I make a special request? When you...
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    Re: Basenote Hype Victims?!

    Nautica Voyage- This was my first purchase after starting to read basenotes.net as it was the hyped fragrance du jour. I didn't like it at all although the bottle looks cool. Only cost me $20 but...
  57. Re: Frags that reflect Dominance, Confidence and Power?

    1) Green Irish Tweed- My chest seems to stick out 6 feet when I wear this. I feel like General Patton.

    2) Aventus- It is such a different fragrance to what most guys wear that others will notice...
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    Re: James Bond Fragrance coming this year

    So if I buy this James Bond cologne will it help me find Pussy Galore? Or maybe Alotta Fagina? :wink:
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Yeah it's awesome being the best smelling person in the room. Women really notice. I could tell so many stories from my two days with this awesome batch, but you guys probably wouldn't believe me. ...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Bleu de Chanel is one of my guilty pleasures. It was love at first sniff.

    It doesn't smell very manly to me as it's very fruity/citrusy, but I still love to wear it. I've gotten complements with...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 NY Oud

    I think that anyone that loves this or any other Oud should wear it proudly and enjoy.

    Keep in mind that most real Ouds are not blind buys. The average person will either love it or hate it. A...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 NY Oud

    A Bond girl at Saks sprayed my elbow pit with this a few weeks ago. She didn't tell me it was an oud until after she sprayed it.

    About 45 minutes later I wanted to cut my arm off with a plastic...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, I returned it and got my money back. Honestly, I would've kept it leaky bottle and all, if I thought I had a great batch. Sometimes I go back in this thread and...
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    Re: Think I'm Done with Creed

    Nobody in their right mind would say that. Most Creed fans on here have said it a million times:

    Creed's batch inconsistencies suck.
    Creed's quality control sucks.
    Creed's inflated prices suck....
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    Re: Think I'm Done with Creed

    It amazes me that someone trolls internet forums telling others that what they like, love or enjoy is wrong. Do you act like this offline too? Seriously, you must have no friends.

    I like some...
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    Re: Think I'm Done with Creed

    He is a salesman working on commission. They are all full of crap. An educated consumer knows that before they walk through the door.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    Well, they changed the regular Kouros bottle ever so slightly so maybe they changed Body Kouros too?

    http://frompyrgos.blogspot.com/2012/02/weird-reformulations-grey-flannel.html
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    Recently bought Bleu de Chanel Shower Gel to go with my edt.

    Probably shouldn't have, because now I'm really gonna smell like a girl. :smiley:
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    Re: Think I'm Done with Creed

    Creed's batch inconsistencies are without a doubt very frustrating. But when you do get a good batch, you can't believe how lucky you are. Olivier Creed makes some beautiful scents.

    I had never...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (sample)

    Two sprays at 9am and still going strong.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend price hike

    To the rich, money is never a problem. I'm a middle-class guy living in a wealthy city and I see it all of the time. They probably drop thousands of dollars on every trip to the mall. Multiple...
  72. Thread: Joop!

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    Re: Joop!

    LOL, I still wear this out to clubs once in a blue moon. When I was a kid, I would sneak into my brother's room and spray his Joop! cologne on my arm. It's definitely not for everybody and 1 or 2...
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    Re: M7

    Thanks for the tip. I do have a few indoor flea markets and such in my area that I've yet to explore.

    Since I began reading this site around December 2011, I pretty much decided to stay away...
  74. Thread: Eau de Baux

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    Re: Eau de Baux

    This sounds like something that I might like. However, every time I go to the mall I keep forgetting to stop at the L'Occitane store to try it out! It's definitely on my list of "must try" though....
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I understand your point of view, but IMO a great batch of GIT is worth the price I paid. To my nose, it is superior to CW, Aspen and Chez Bond (I have a sample). Heck, I paid $89 for 100ml of Bleu...
  76. Thread: M7

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    Re: M7

    So if this really is discontinued, I guess that means there are no retail stores where I can sniff this? I am getting really tired of blind buys. You guys are too persuasive and my wallet hates...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I really wish that I hadn’t already ordered from Walgreens a few days before your post. I received my GIT last Thursday and it is indeed the same batch as yours, A3211X04. I knew that it was going...
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