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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    I blind bought it a little while ago, directly from Chanel, usually cheaper than what people ask for Chanel on Ebay. I was hoping for a more lemony fragrance, it's nowhere near something like...
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    Re: Soaps, fragrances you like?

    Shower gels:
    L'Occitane, Eau de L'Occitan
    Caron, Pour un Homme
    Mugler, Mugler Cologne

    Soaps:
    Floris, Rose Geranium (absolute favorite)
    Penhaligons, Blenheim Bouquet, Quercus
  3. Re: What's your favorite Penhaligon Scent for Summer ?

    Castile is wonderful and lasts forever on me, which is really unusual. Love Blenheim Bouquet as well.
  4. Thread: Lavender

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    Re: Lavender

    I love lavender and have a bunch of lavender fragrances, Lavanda Tonica is very soft, I think there is a good bit of rose in it as well, it's got a pot-pourri thing going on sometimes. Lavender is...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Walgreens Creeds are sourced and shipped from Fragrancenet.com, have bought two there, absolutely legit and they have good sales that apply to Creed as well.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Fragrance Authenticity

    Alphaomega, I'd be more worried that it had spoiled than it being fake. I don't think it was ever popular, so fake would pretty much be out of the question. Creeds don't age terribly well, I've had...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    I have a vintage bottle and a small bottle of the current version, vintage is definitely better, but the current is still recognizable, even if it does get powdery rather quickly, the missing oakmoss...
  8. Re: Antaeus vs Fahrenheit - Whats the bolder the scent?

    I was just told by a hostess at a restaurant that my Antaeus smelled like her grandmother's pot-pourri, so I'd say Fahrenheit. The current Antaeus has become floral and powdery, nothing like it used...
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    Re: Boucheron pour Homme Fraîcheur

    There are apparently three versions of this, I have two of them, plus the original pour homme. The blue gradient bottle is from 2004, I think, it's got a noticeable violet leaf note, gives it a...
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    Re: Oldest Creed you own.

    I have a bottle of Royal Scottish Lavender, that went bad, same thing, topnotes went, base messed up as well, probably around the same age as my Epicea which is still good and from 2005. I got both...
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    Re: M7 on EBAY: is this legit? Can I be sure?

    It appears to have a tester cap, not the full sized cap that is the width of the bottle, which makes it look different, previous poster said the seller stated the bottle is brown on all four sides,...
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    Re: M7 on EBAY: is this legit? Can I be sure?

    Damn you all! I just had to pick one up as well. I currently only have a 1.7oz of the first refourmulation, which I love, so the vintage can only be better. If nothing else it's a good investment....
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Clive Christian-Shut down the entire overpriced pretentious line. Bring back Crown Perfumery and apologize to the World, in sackcloth and ashes, for wanton destruction of a classic house, go back to...
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    Re: Info on C-M Jockey Club?

    Just to thow a monkey-wrench into the proceedings I noticed a thread from this past summer stating the Caswell Massey is reformulating Jockey Club, sounds like to comply with EU Regs, not sure why,...
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    Re: Info on C-M Jockey Club?

    I've thought about it as well, but it's very, very powdery. It's heavy on anise and smells like talcum powder, it may be a little old-mannish, that is why I have not bought it yet, not sure I can...
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    Re: Ferre Bergamotto Marino

    Blind bought this myself a little while ago, I should have gotten a bigger bottle. Totally worth the rather small investment. I don't particuarly like melon, in fact I hate MI, so I don't get much...
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    Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    I have, or have tried, most of the above scents, most have decent lemon topnotes, however, none even come remotely close to Monsieur Balmain, you've got the lemoniest lemon out there.
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    Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    I love lemon as well, Balmain is definitely the best lemon out there. I think Creed's Bois de Cedrat is very nice as well. Crown perfumery Esterhazy is almost as lemony as Balmain and still can be...
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    YSL Rive Gauche, the can
    Azzaro Pour Homme, vintage
    Dior Homme, vintage
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    Re: Seek advice on Bay Rum

    Most Bay Rums have a good deal of clove in them, but some don't, bay itself is not bitter at all, regular Bay Rum is about as safe a scent as you are going to find. I think it's the vetiver, which...
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    Re: Habit Rouge makes me indecisive :(

    I have some of the vintage EDT and some of the current EDT, the vintage is noticeably richer and longer lasting, some of which may be due to aging, but it's worth seeking it out, if you can get it...
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    Re: Thoughts on Tsar and Boucheron?

    I have both, very different from each other. Tsar is a nice fougere, dark and green, heavy on Muguet, I assume the vintage is better, I have what I believe to be an older bottle, it's closer to Paco...
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    Re: Help with finding a great Lavender frag

    Lots of suggestions for fragrances with all kinds of other things going on. I know how you feel I went on the same journey. Lavender just does not last, it's way too volitile, and most of what you...
  24. Thread: Creed Help!

    by Puig
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    Re: Creed Help!

    Bought GIT from them as well, recent bottle, good batch, no worries. I don't for a minute believe that Creed doesn't actually supply discounters with stock, most everything I've gotten has been just...
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    Re: Crabtree and Evelyn West Indian Lime

    Possum, I'm not a big Windsor fan either, and coconut is a no go for me. I have tried tons of lime fragrances and Crabtree's does last longer than any of them, even though the lime is not what is...
  26. Re: Suggestion: Green/Fresh/Citrus Cologne for the Beach

    Ferre Bergamatto Marino, Eau de Cologne
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    Re: Crabtree and Evelyn West Indian Lime

    I have a bottle I got in trade some time ago, I love lime fragrances, despite the fact that lime doesn't last at all. That being said, I get good longevity out of WIL, the lime top notes aren't...
  28. Re: What about Royall fragrances? Royall Muske, R. Lyme, R.Vetiver, R. Spyce, R. Bay Rhum

    The lime is a nice refrshing lime splash, and the Bay Rum is a classic decent one, I recently tried Rugby and it strongly reminded me of Terre D'Hermes, perhaps a decent cheaper alternative.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme, I give up.

    I bought a bottle of PPHP aftershave balm, it was only $30 and figured it would at least give me an idea of what Prive smells like. I think it has faded a little, but it does smell a good deal like...
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    Re: How much is LIDGE worth?

    Same here, bought it and it's just not for me, will be selling mine as well, I think that $90 would probably be about the limit for a quick sale, it seems that folks normally ask $100 plus on Ebay...
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    Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    Urine no, but I do get a distinct BO note that has kept me from buying it, and I have read other posts where people also get the BO thing going on, I may just be sensitive to something in that bitter...
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    Re: Rare and Impulse! Vintage MPG's

    Sent a PM last night, just a heads up, BN seems to have gone down around the same time...
  33. Thread: Creed Windsor

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    Re: Creed Windsor

    I got in on a split awhile ago, along with Feuille Verte and Selection Verte. Windsor is my least favorite of the three, it's incredibly potent, and is very linear on me, frankly I think FV is much...
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    Re: Chanel pour Monsieur

    I'm in the same boat, I have 1/2 a small bottle left of the original CPM, you can sometimes find it on Ebay, just look closely at the photos and email the sellers and ask them what it is. It...
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    Re: Next 'cheapie' blind buy

    Love a cheapie blind buy as well, my choices would be:

    Aramis-classic leather
    YSL Rive Gauche-barbasol fougere
    YSL Kouros-one of the greatest ever, look for bottles with silver bottom/shoulders,...
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    Re: Five Cheap Classics (for a newcomer) your pick?

    I thought immediately about Caron as well, however Yatagan and Troisiemme Homme can be a little challenging, no problem with Pour un Homme though. How about:

    Azarro Pour Homme
    Davidoff Zino
    Van...
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte

    I don't see any similarity with Grey Flannel particularly, but I can almost see where the powdery floral thing might lead one there. FV is one of my favorite Creeds. It's a powdery rose once it...
  38. Re: After all that fear and intimidation (a Kouros experience)

    If I can just add a p.s. to my post above. I think vintage, or even the most recent reformulation prior to the mostly white bottle, are both great. I was in fact looking for just a fairly recent...
  39. Re: After all that fear and intimidation (a Kouros experience)

    I'm glad someone else has come around on Kouros. I recently picked up a vintage bottle and I also have a new bottle, the one that's mostly white now. The vintage is definitely skankier, the civet...
  40. Re: weird, I sprayed kouros and it smells fresh, citrusy, chalky, clean and r

    Found it on Ebay today. It was listed as vintage and photo showed the correct printing placement and bottle type, silver bottom and shoulders with the eau de toilette directly below kouros near the...
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    Re: Kouros bottle changed again?

    Avoid the new bottle, I have it, it's weaker and is not the same, the drydown is not as rich. I just tracked down a vintage bottle, the new stuff just isn't doing it for me, doesn't last nearly as...
  42. Re: weird, I sprayed kouros and it smells fresh, citrusy, chalky, clean and r

    The latest version, the mostly all white bottle, without the silver bottom, is just not as good. I bought a new bottle awhile ago and it's really been neutered, missing the honey/incense drydown,...
  43. Thread: Lavender scent

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    Re: Lavender scent

    I agree the Agua Lavanda soap smells nothing like Agua Lavanda, or lavender for that matter. Puig is wonderful stuff. You can normally pick up the glass bottle version at www.tienda.com but it's...
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    Re: Next purchase: Rive Gauche PH or Live Jazz?

    I have both and like both, I have one problem with Live Jazz in that is sometimes strays into cat-pee territory, something in the balance is just a little off, on occasion. Close to great. RG I...
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    Re: Vintage Monsieur Balmain

    I have the recent tall frosted bottle and love the stuff. I wonder if the topnotes, which is a lot of what Balmain, is would have degraded? I never seem to recognize the base as sandalwood, to me...
  46. Thread: Lavender scent

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    Re: Lavender scent

    Lavender scents don't last very long, lavender is very volitale, I've tried loads of them, believe me. If you live in the desert I'd steer clear of Jicky, it's vanilla/civet heavy, the lavender...
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    Re: similar to yatagan?

    I just recently got a bottle of Yatagan, still haven't made peace with it, I don't get much outside of the celery seed vibe, it's very vegetal for me, pretty much a kitchen smell, fascinating, still...
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    Re: similar to yatagan?

    I just recently got a bottle of Yatagan, still haven't made peace with it, I don't get much outside of the celery seed vibe, it's very vegetal for me, pretty much a kitchen smell, fascinating, still...
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    Re: Fresh Scent Needed GIT or Terre D'hermes

    Don't think of either as "fresh", GIT probably comes closer though. TdH is a flinty cedar, it's really dry, but not exactly fresh.
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    Re: Which one would be the best blind buy?

    +1 on steering clear of Jicky and Kouros, both difficult scents at best, I've been at this for years, and the civet in Jicky still puts me off, it's really skanky, same for Kouros, both are acquired...
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    Re: Blind Buy: Caron pour homme

    CPH has a great lavender opening and a very vanilla drydown, the middle smells rather like PlayDoh, or just plain dough, but it's a nice simple comforting scent. Yatagan smells just like celery...
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    Sticky: Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    p.s., Correct me if I'm wrong but the fakes don't have lot numbers that I recall, and I'm sure someone here has the same lot as you do.
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    Sticky: Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    I just checked my boxes, have two current GIT's, neither has the accent over the Millesime, and there are other differences, my batch is another 2011 one. I have gold trim and sides are somewhat...
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    Re: Saint Charles Shave Sandalwood

    They seem to only have the regular sandalwood now, for $17 under fragrances, it's nice, but not the extract version they have that is made from real wood, which is fantastic. When the have the...
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    Sticky: Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Looks real, nice crisp embossing on the box, correct cap and nozzle, if it's from Walgreens/Fragrancenet it's fine. 2011 batch if the whole code thing is correct. For some reason GIT does seem to...
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    Re: Saint Charles Shave Sandalwood

    I have a bottle of the Sandalwood from extract which I got last year, it's really beautiful, worth more than the $29 it was going for, the best linear straight up sandalwood I can name. All their...
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    Re: Story of Creed Aventus

    Wow, what a load of pretentious horseshit. Good thing I never pay attention to their ad copy or I'd never buy another one of their fragrances.... "royal pineapple, Napoleon’s favorite palace...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell like GIT?

    Caswell-Massey, Greenbriar, is pretty darn close to GIT.
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    Re: I think I am allergic to Guerlain Derby

    Wearing Derby now, the basenotes are reminding me of M7 for some reason, a little sweet, a little smoke, interesting.
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    Re: I think I am allergic to Guerlain Derby

    Tried it again tonight, drydown is very nice, a little sweet and Guerlainish, top notes still a little harsh for me, all in all nice, but it doesn't seem to last very long, almost gone after a couple...
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    Re: I think I am allergic to Guerlain Derby

    I recently got a sample of this as well. I don't get the hype, it's nice, seems dated, and reminds me of Trumper's Spanish Leather a little, which I frankly like better. Don't think I'd get all hot...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    The Sephora near me only has the Concentree, anyone know of any online retailers in the US selling the original for reasonable money? Ebay seems hit or miss, and mostly the Concentree version. I...
  63. Re: i haven't heard about creed bois du portugal on these boards for the longest time!

    Love it, so much better than the fruity, watery, more recent stuff I can't seem to tell apart. Certainly a powerful classic, lasts forever.
  64. Re: Not Happy with my recent Purchase of L'Instant Guerlain

    I found the regular EDT rather weak on me, and ended up selling it, may have just become immune to it after time, but didn't find much interesting about it even if it did last. I think it's pretty...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I have a bottle of the S3211P02 lot, from 2011, matches a known lot from the Creed boutique in Paris mentioned in another thread. I don't find it weak on me, I have had comments on it when I can't...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver Recommend?

    OV is a nice green soapy fragrance with not much vetiver, but if you haven't smelled vetiver I would not blind buy it. Vetiver can be difficult for some folks, for me it sometimes comes across as...
  67. Thread: Creed shelf life

    by Puig
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    Re: Creed shelf life

    I think if properly stored they can last a long time. I have a 2003 Bois de Cedrat that is beautiful, but I also have a 2003 Royal Scottish Lavender that seems to be going off, have had it for 2...
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    Re: Caron Pour Homme and Luten's Gris Clair

    I have both and think it's worth having both, if you like lavender. They are really polar opposites. PuH has a big blast of pure lavender up front, purer and more astringent than Gris Clair, which...
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    Re: help with some possible blind buys..

    I own Rive Gauche and 1-12, I find myself wearing RG often, the Halston never. 1-12 is actually quite nice and easy to like, but maybe it's just a little boring, or not focused enough for me, too...
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    Re: ysl pour homme, what's your take on it?

    It's of the Eau Sauvage, Chanel PH, Givenchy PM school, nice lemony fragrance, but the drydown is just too animalistic for me, big dose of civet or something, have the same problem with "poopy" note...
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    Re: Is Caron Le 3'eme Homme good for summer days?

    I have it, although I have not had it during a Summer yet, it tends towards things like Heritage and Bois du Portugal, it's pretty rich, so perhaps not the best for Summer. The jasmine lends an...
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    I'm beginning to think this batch thing is getting out of hand, no one is completely sure if the batch system here is correct, it just seems that way most of the time, but there seem to be all sorts...
  73. Re: Looking for a summer cologne, any recommendations?

    +1 for Monsieur Balmain, perfect amazingly realistic lemon over a woody base, supposed to be sandalwood, but I get more vetiver in the base than anything else.

    +1 for Mugler Colonge, great green...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I had picked up a GIT with the 20% deal just before Christmas and got a 2011 batch. This deal is now too good to pass up, I've been wanting to pick up OV, so I just placed an order for OV and for...
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    Re: Best Lavendar Scents

    I'm a big fan of lavenders, sadly pure lavender does not last more than 15 minutes or so. There are plenty of lavender waters, i.e., Trumper's, Taylors, Caldey, etc., none last very long as they are...
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    Re: Long Lasting Lime?

    I was on a lime bender this Summer, I tried a lot of them. Long lasting lime is an oxymoron, it just does not exist, plus a lot of "lime' fragrances don't really smell much like lime, Crabtree &...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I got the same 20% off Walgreens deal before Christmas, it was too good to pass up, I noticed the regular price went up to $190 a few weeks ago, but is back down to $130, not sure what is going on...
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    Re: Does Gris Clair smell weird on anyone else?

    I hated GC when I first got a sample of it, it was so different from any other lavender fragrances. It's very smokey and has a good bit of iris, it was just so different. I did grow to love it...
  79. Thread: Creed Purchase!

    by Puig
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    Re: Creed Purchase!

    I can't imagine blind buying a Creed, that's too much money to waste on something you may hate. I have several Creeds, they are all the "older" ones, I mostly hate the new stuff. Just because it's...
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    Re: does terre de hermes have too much rose in it?

    Good Lord, no rose, TDH is the driest least floral fragrance I can think of, cedar, cedar, more cedar and some flint. Keep her away from DC 1913.
  81. Re: MARRY, DATE or DUMP, Male Fragrance Edition: Round 1

    He's addicted to Vampire Diaries when he's not playing with his Wii
  82. Re: MARRY, DATE or DUMP, Male Fragrance Edition: Round 1

    Marry: GIT, reminds me of someone I slept with once, but has more class, and is probably younger than he says.
    Date: Terre D'Hermes, pleasant enough, but a little dull in bed, isn't really going...
  83. Re: Am I the only person on earth that doesn't like L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme?

    Bought this blind as well due to the reviews, just don't get it. The "green" nature mixed with cocoa just does not work for me, they seem to be at odds. I find it very weak as well, doesn't last...
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    Re: Other Walgreens GIT Customers

    Glad someone else got this newer batch as well. I think the scent is great, it does seem to last as long as some of my other Creeds, just not close in longevity to BDP or anything. I've been pretty...
  85. Re: Cool water = wet wipe. What about Green Irish Tweed?

    I have them both, they are very similar in overall effect. GIT is perhaps greener, and is made of better materials. CW is much more synthetic, and can be cloying, but your average person on the...
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    Re: Trustworthy websites to buy from?

    I have never had any problems with fragrancex, fragrancenet, beautyencounter, of parfum1. Most have return policies as well, which always helps.
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    Re: Creed GIT: Need help determining if fake

    I don't recall hearing of serial numbers on any of the fakes extensively documented on many threads here.
  88. Re: HELP: So I'm about to buy a FB of Mouchoir de Monsieur...

    Beautyencounter is certainly reputable, I have never had any problem with any of my purchases from them. Some of their stock is older stuff, so in this case that may be a good thing, I would imagine...
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    Re: Third Man reformulations?

    The new bottle has been around for a good while, so if it's been reformulated it may not be easy to differentiate, and it must have happened quite recently. I was thinking about picking a bottle up,...
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    Re: Other Walgreens GIT Customers

    I decided to pick up a bottle of GIT a couple weeks ago from Walgreens, for $107, with the 20% off, it was a steal, I have noticed the price has now gone way up. Anyway, it came from Fragrancenet...
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    Re: Creed GIT: Need help determining if fake

    A few more dead giveaways: Francois Joseph on the box is misspelled as Francdis, and the "c" is missing its tail. The bases of the feathers on the crest are too thin, but the major giveaway has to...
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