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    I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Wow, wow, oh wow. This sent is amazing. Killer longevity and massive projection (but not assaulting). It smells nothing like Windsor. It's more like Aventus in that this one will be a game changer...
  2. New Chanel Platinum Bottle and Reformulation

    I know this has been posted before, but I just picked up a 'new' bottle of Chanel Platinum (been wearing the old bottle juice for over a year), and the new stuff is awesome. I get better longevity,...
  3. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Out of my small collection, GIT comes in first. This stuff gets crazy compliments. A close second is Chanel Allure Homme Sport; this juice is also off the charts. Third is Aventus, but all the...
  4. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    For me, hands down GIT. I purchased it on a whim. First wearing I thought it smelled like Cool Water. But on the second and third wearing it clicked. Feel in love with it and vowed to always have it....
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    Re: My current top three

    I've thought about narrowing my fragrance collection down to just one, but I can't do it. Regardless of how much I love GIT, I couldn't wear it everyday forever. I always keep three in my closet as...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I agree with the above post in that the batch variation is overblown. I will admit, that batches from year to year do vary somewhat but you still get the same overall scent and longevity each year. I...
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    Re: My current top three

    I think it's totally worth the $85. I wore it again tonight and just love it. Someone said earlier that Chanel Bleu is third but could easily be replaced. I feel the same way. I go in and out of...
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    My current top three

    Aventus (2013 bottle)
    Allure homme sport (amazing. Wearing today and it's such a solid scent)
    GIT (Classic and prob my fav of any scent)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I just picked up a 2013 4oz Aventus bottle yesterday and it's really great. Real smooth, long lasting and very nice. I have a bottle from 2011, and while it's the same scent, it's just not as smooth...
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    New 2013 Aventus Bottle - some observations

    So I just picked up a new 2013 4oz bottle of Aventus as my first bottle was really low. The first thing I noticed was the bottle seems to be a lot better, i.e. the sticker isn't peeling, the logo...
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    One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I own Bleu Chanel and really like it--can wear it anytime or anywhere, very versatile. I love the grapefruit note. Funny thing is a lot of people say it smells generic or familiar but you never hear...
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    Re: Chanel allure homme sport

    I love it and just repurchased a bottle. Great longevity and you'll definitely get compliments from the ladies on this one. I live in NYC and don't smell it much on anyone. I have smelt Blue, Le Male...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Potency?

    GIT is impacted by three things: weather, movement and dress shirts. Let me explain. I've found that when the weather is cool and moist out I get the best performance. When I move around in the...
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    Chanel Aluure Homme Sport and Blue

    Wow, really enjoying both of these fragrances lately. I received Bleu last Christmas from my wife and used it a bit but for some reason put it away in my closet and recently got it out and started...
  15. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    I love PE and easily get 12+ hours with mine. I just purchased a bottle, so mine is the newly formulated juice. PE is quickly becoming my favorite, next to GIT. I actually might do an entire post on...
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    Chez Bond and GIT

    I live a few blocks away from Bond No. 9's store on the UES and swung by there today. GIT is my favorite/HG fragrance by a mile; I will always have it in my collection and consider it my signature...
  17. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial or Aventus?

    I absolutely love GIT so I voted for it--best fragrance ever. However, I do like and own Aventus, which is a great one, but I don't think I'll purchase it again.
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    Re: Black Tie Event - GIT or Aventus?

    So I ended up wearing GIT, which was an excellent choice. Thanks guys for the recommendations. I sprayed some on my pocket square and two shots to the neck--lasted all night with plenty of longevity....
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    Re: Black Tie Event - GIT or Aventus?

    I do have others in my collection--Rive Gauche, Bleu de Chanel and Himalaya. As of now, I'm leaning towards GIT. Thanks everyone for the input.
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    Black Tie Event - GIT or Aventus?

    Gents, I'm attending a black tie event tonight. Should I wear GIT or Aventus? Thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Chanel Bleu - Thoughts

    Gents, my wife got me the bottle for Christmas and I absolutely love the stuff. I don't care what others say about it, Bleu is a solid fragrance that you can easily wear anytime and in any situation....
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    Why I might leave Creed...

    Let me first say that I'll probably always have a bottle of GIT in my collection, however, only if future batches are as good as the one I currently have. But, in my opinion, Creed has so many issues...
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    Re: Let's talk Creed Himalaya

    I love it too. I originally had a 2010 bottle, sold it, and then purchased a 2011 bottle, which is fantastic. I think it's great stuff.
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    Re: Chanel Bleu - Thoughts

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I've decided to ask for it for Christmas. My wife hasn't smelled it yet, but I believe she'll like it. I personally think it's a great scent with the perfect amount...
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    Chanel Bleu - Thoughts

    Wasn't a fan at first, but there was something that kept bringing me back to it. Been wearing it two days in a row now and have to say that this could easily be one of my favorites. I actually think...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    Cool. Yeah, I would research it and try to find a vintage bottle. You'll immediately recognize the smell. I have a small bottle, I think 1.7oz. I have the orginal packaging too with the copyright of...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    lainekillua, they've definitely changed the formula. I have a bottle of the original, probably late 80's or early 90's and it's different from my current bottle. I originally thought the new version...
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    Himalaya or MI?

    So I'm still thinking about getting a bottle of Himalaya. But I'm also considering MI. Does anyone wear MI in the winter? Do you think it's acceptable to wear MI in colder months? Appreciate any...
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    Allure Homme Sport

    I've had this for a while but just pulled it out of my closet and started to wear it again. Strangely, I think it performs better in cooler weather. It's actually not bad at all; very solid fresh...
  30. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    For me, hands down GIT. I can't live without it. Followed very closely by Aventus.
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed Himalaya?

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I tried some on today on my way home. I'm still debating what my thoughts are on this one. I just unloaded OS, so have some cash to spend.
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    Thoughts on Creed Himalaya?

    I'm thinking about picking up a bottle. How does sillage and longevity hold up with everyone?
  33. Full Bottle of Creed Original Santal for Himalaya

    I have a full bottle of Creed Original Santal--will send pics if requested, that I'd like to swap for a full bottle of Himalaya. I also have the box of OS. There's nothing wrong with the OS; I like...
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    Creed Original Santal

    With fall and winter around the corner, I exchanged my full bottle of Silver Mountain Water for Original Santal and haven't looked back. By the way, SMW is good, but not great. I grew tired of it and...
  35. Original Vetiver or Silver Mountain Water

    I have SMW but am thinking about unloading it on eBay and purchasing OV. Any thoughts/suggestions? I like SMW, but OV is really growing on me. My only concern is wearing OV in the fall/winter. Not...
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    Re: GIT Aftershave Balm?

    Thanks, Rum. Good suggestions. I actually tried the GIT balm yesterday and wasn't impressed. I currently use Trumper skin food, which is hands down a better product. I agree with you that it was...
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    Re: How is Chez Bond?

    I live in NYC and have visited Bond's store on Madison Avenue a number of times and always test Chez Bond. I'm a huge fan of GIT--it's my signature fragrance and one I can't live without--and find...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I have A3211P02 and absolutely love it. When I wear a suit [two squirts to my shirt collar, one spray to my pocket square and two sprays on my neck] I get incredible longevity and perfect silliage....
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    GIT Aftershave Balm?

    Anyone tried it? How does it compare to AOS in terms of quality? How about the scent? I assume it's very similar to cologne? Fall/Winter is around the corner and I love a good aftershave balm.
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    Re: Revisiting Tabarome Millesime

    I used to own a bottle but returned it for GIT and never looked back. Best decision I've ever made.
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    Re: Creed MI - faulty, leaky atomizer

    Yeah, I agree they have horrible quality control when it comes to caps, stickers and paint chipping off. The cap on my GIT, Aventus are not tight and easily slip off. SMW, however, is rock solid. The...
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    Creed 2012 Batches

    Anyone try GIT or Aventus 2012 batches? I hope they're good as 2011's.
  43. Re: Aventus and GIT - Can't live without them

    I'm wearing GIT today and am getting impressive longevity out of it. Very nice stuff indeed. Can't say how much I love this stuff.
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    Re: A&F Fierce

    Fierce lasts a long time on me in hot weather. I prefer to wear it in the fall and winter, though, but it can easily be worn in summer. I think it's much better than Chanel Platinum by a mile. They...
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    Re: Complement king.

    Believe it or not, mine is also Curve. Amazing scent; great longevity and good sillage.
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    A&F Fierce

    I hate to say it (because it's made by A&F), but it's one awesome scent. I think it's better than Chanel Platinum and Curve, both of which are the same vein. By the way, if you're looking for a shave...
  47. Aventus and GIT - Can't live without them

    These are two of the most amazing fragrances ever created. I could easily sell all others in my collection and just stick with Aventus and GIT. Absolutely love them. Great longevity and sillage....
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    Re: Tabarome Millesime

    I did own it but returned it for MI because my wife absolutely hated it. She even gagged and coughed when I wore it, so back it went. I personally thought it was nice and classy, something to have...
  49. Re: What are your 3 favourite Creed fragrances?

    I also recently got into Creeds. I resisted for the longest time and originally didn't care for their scents. However, I gave them another shot and now see what all the talk is about. My favorites...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    So, as stated earlier, I'm getting amazing longevity out of GIT. Wore it all day (sprayed it on at round 8am) and my wife just commented on how good I smelt (it's now 9:40pm); granted she was giving...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Yeah, it is strong. It really shines when I do physical activity. My body temp heats up and it cranks out. I absolutely love it. Great stuff.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    What year was your bottle made? I have 2011 and agree that it's strong, but nothing like the original Polo or Montale's Black Aoud. Both of these scents are powerhouses on me and crank out huge...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    Awesome review, ericrico. Nicely done and well stated.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I'm wearing GIT today and it's amazing. I'm getting great longevity out of it today. However, it doesn't have monster sillage, but rather sits faint and delicately, which I'm really starting to like...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I have Aventus and it's amazing. Love it. But for now, I'm really enjoying GIT. I'm amazed at how different it is from Cool Water.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Thanks, PA4455. I now see what the fuss was all about. It's an amazing scent. Definitely an all season fragrance.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I just picked up a 4oz bottle of GIT from a local discount shop for $130. I was on the fence for the longest time because I thought it was too similar to Cool Water. Man, was I wrong. It's so...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    I think it may be one reason why people report widely different experiences with Drakkar. Some people are more active and the fragrance probably heats up and smells better. Just my two cents.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    I agree, Shamu1. I've found that Drakkar Noir really cranks out when my body warms up such as when I workout.
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    Re: My Creed Collection

    That's what I like to hear: 8+ hours. Being that I'm new to Creed, is it true that the juice gets better with age? Also, from reading other posts, it appears that Creed juice made in 2011 is a lot...
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    Re: My Creed Collection

    Cool. I'm seriously thinking about picking up a bottle either today or tomorrow. I tried it on last night and it's really growing on me. I can see the difference between it and Cool Water, which GIT...
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    Re: My Creed Collection

    Very nice collection, tiberije. I have Aventus and Himalaya and am now seriously considering GIT. How does GIT hold up with you?
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    The best way to spot a vintage bottle is by three ways. First, the back of a vintage bottle should say it's distributed by Cosmair. The current formulation says something like Luxury Beauty Products,...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    I hear you, ericrico. Thanks for your candor. I'm also a big fan of Drakkar Noir; it's one of the best male scents around in my opinion.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    I too now agree with you, ericrico, despite my earlier post. The formula has no doubt changed. I also own (actually trying to sell it on eBay, but I'm thinking about cancelling the sale) a vintage...
  66. Re: i haven't heard about creed bois du portugal on these boards for the longest time!

    I like it, but it seems a bit stuffy. Doesn't seem as smooth as other Creed's
  67. Re: Creed SMW - anyone else disappointed ?

    I kind of agree with you too. For a few days I was absolutely head over heels for SMW. But then, last night I went to the Creed store and tried two sprays to the neck. Naw, not for me. It just...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal in the Summer?

    Cool. I think it probably has the best longevity of any creed I've tried. Probably edges out Aventus--which I own--by just a bit. I'm really liking the lavender and juniper combo. I get the Joop!...
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    Creed Original Santal in the Summer?

    Just curious to what everyone thinks about wearing OS in the summer. No pun intended, but I'm really starting to "warm" up to this fragrance. However, spring/summer is right around the corner and I...
  70. Re: Creed MI from fragrancex.com: the magic is back.

    I have a 99% full bottle of MI that I'm willing to unload at a very attractive price. Trying to raise funds for a new bottle of SMW. PM if you're interested.
  71. Re: Never Smelled Drakkar Noir Until Yesterday...

    I love Drakkar Noir. I used to wear it in the early 90's in middle school and high school. I recently got back into it but have since moved onto higher-end fragrances such as Creed's Aventus. I...
  72. Re: Thoughts on Silver Mountain Water by Creed?

    Dark Ceasar, I can't PM you for some reason. How full is your SMW? I might be interested in a swap.
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    Re: My Creed Collection

    Mine is: Aventus (absolutely love it), Himalaya and MI (want to sell it for SMW).
  74. Re: Thoughts on Silver Mountain Water by Creed?

    OK, I have to get a bottle of SMW. I'm thinking of selling my MI (99% full) for $120. Let me know if anyone is interested.
  75. Thoughts on Silver Mountain Water by Creed?

    Does it last long and project well on anyone? Do you think it's a good fragrance to wear year around?
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste Reformulated?

    Short lived on me too. I tried the older version and it wasn't much better. I like Platinum, but won't shell out the money if it doesn't last. Correction: it does last but it's a skin scent and you...
  77. Re: New Chanel: Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    Cool. I'll have to try it out. I have the regular Allure Homme Sport and love it. Great lasting power.
  78. Re: Creed: Your personal Top 3 list for LONGEVITY & PROJECTION ?

    I tried Original Santal yesterday at the Creed boutique and it was quite strong. Woke up this morning and could still smell it on my wrist. Being that spring/summer is right around the corner, I...
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    Re: Loving Creed

    I just swung by Bergdorf's and tested GIT. Wow, very nice. It's close to Cool Water, but much more refined. I wished it lasted longer, though. I could see this as my next fragrance.
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    Re: Loving Creed

    I briefly had Tabarome but my wife couldn't stand it. I personally loved it and thought it was very classy. Something you could easily wear with a tux or suit. She said it was too spicy though. So I...
  81. Re: Montale - Where To Buy & How To Order?

    Definitely purchase from the Paris Montale shop as it's the cheapest way. I have several times and found it to be very straightforward and easy.
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    Re: Aventus' natural habitat

    I too was on the fence because of the price but ended up purchasing a 4oz bottle this weekend and I don't regret it. The wife and I went out to a party Saturday night and it worked great. We have a...
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    Re: Aventus' natural habitat

    I too was on the fence because of the price but ended up purchasing a 4oz bottle this weekend. The wife and I went out to a party Saturday night and it worked great. We have a black tie event coming...
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    Re: Loving Creed

    I too like most of their scents. Price tag definitely stops me from getting more. I think my next purchase will be in the fall.
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    Re: Loving Creed

    Couldn't agree more with mesaboogie. Although in my opinion Himalaya edges out Millesime Imperial for second place. I'm seriously thinking about selling all my designer fragrances and just wearing...
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    Re: Loving Creed

    So I just picked up my 4oz bottle of Aventus. Amazing stuff. Can't believe I held out this long.
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    I love my Rive Gauche. Definitely in my top five. I really like wearing it in the hot summer. Great longevity but not too loud.
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    Re: Why is Aventus totally clear ?

    I don't know, but I'm seriously thinking about getting a 4oz bottle this weekend from the Creed boutique. I live right around the corner, so it's an easy walk. Does anyone know which batch is the...
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    Loving Creed

    So, I've never been a huge fan of Creed until recently. I always thought their fragrances were just OK, nothing to write home about and certainly not worth the steep price tag. But I'm totally...
  90. Re: Anyone tried or own NY Gentleman ?

    I have. It's OK. I used to love Brooks Brothers Classic. Very long lasting and fresh in my opinion.
  91. Re: Creed: Your personal Top 3 list for LONGEVITY & PROJECTION ?

    Himalaya (I get great longevity out of it and absolutely love it)
    Tabarome (subtle, but very long lasting)
    Aventus (this one is growing on me and I'm thinking about getting a bottle this weekend)
  92. Re: Old favorite Curve for men... Present scent favorite

    I also wore Curve throughout HS and college. In college it was my signature scent becasue it was so affordable and the girls always loved it. However, I moved on and discovered other scents. But, the...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    Sorry to hear that, Marcuccio88. The current version of Drakkar Noir on the market is indeed different from the 80's and 90's, despite my earlier post claiming otherwise. I know this for a fact...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    Even if you buy the 100 ml bottle of Drakkar, make sure you get a newer version of it. I tried a couple 100 ml bottles that weren't too strong.

    Scentimus brings up an interesting point in his...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    I have the Classic Match and Akthar Noir, both are good but not quite as good as the original Drakkar. Between the two, I'd give the edge to Akthar Noir if you're looking for a cheap knock-off....
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    LOL. Perhaps, but it's a big deal when one of your favorites colognes changes the formula to a weaker version.
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    Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    Hey guys, I'm a huge fan of Drakkar Noir and previously wore it throughout high school. I recently started to wear it again and was disappointed in the lack of longevity. So, I read every thread and...
  98. Re: Has Drakkar Noir been diluted in reformulation?

    Hey guys, just wanted to chime in here on this discussion since I'm a huge fan of Drakkar Noir. I'm new to Basenotes, but have been reading posts/reviews for over a year, in particular any...
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