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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    If you haven't checked the thread already please do as I expected pretty much the same until I actually inhaled it. Stunning scent with outstanding performance.
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Dior Sauvage Parfum 2017 - The best in the business and all round fantastic fragrance.
  3. Re: NEW: The Merchant of Venice - Venetian Blue Intense !

    I am wonderful!
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Why thank you!
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Yikes! I can't even imagine what a skanky cantaloupe would smell like or whether that is something I'd want to inhale :confused: Do you have a link to your impressions of the pair please?
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    CK Escape used to have a huge melon note back in the days, no idea how it smells now though. A&F Fierce Intense is another one with a watermelon accord but I haven't managed to procure a sample of it...
  7. Re: [UK] TOAK Kn/Un ft. Collistar - Acqua Wood, Tous - Man Intense & Etienne Aigner - First Class

    JdA = 1 x 50ml, 4 x 10ml and BP = 1 x 10ml remaining. I only use one type of 10ml atomizer thats multiplied for the allocation size, all 50mls ship in glass as illustrated on front page. Anything...
  8. Re: Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    First time hearing of Lacoste L'Homme as I don't really check for this house and its spruced up deodorant releases. Reviews say its very much like The One but with a citrus twist? Really? Any BNers...
  9. Re: [UK] Simone Andreoli Malibu, PdM Percival, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Chopard Noble Cedar, Avent

    Thanks for the updates and feedback folks. The scents really do need the heat in order to perform so I'll be interested in hearing what you make of them once the sun comes out. New splits on the...
  10. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Gotcha, deliberately being obtuse then. Say hello to my little ignore list!
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Yep. But the way it did was something else as it wasn't ever thick, cloying or too much plus it didn't cause anosmia at all, just radiated olfactive goodness on all around you like you were some...
  12. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Seeing as you hypocritically and stealthily edited your initial sarcasm that I'd replied to in kind I'll elucidate:

    It seems you aren't getting the gist of what I say, possibly due to English not...
  13. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

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  14. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/84c4d201c17b4f7ac36c7c5d24af7a3e/tenor.gif?itemid=9201516
  15. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    As Slayerized said above the Fraiche version comes the closest but it is different due to to tweaks. It doesn't have the same feel and use of contrast as the original and is quite a bit simpler....
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    The original Issey has literally been watered down into a shell of its former self numerous times so the current version is homeopathic. The original 90s juice was some stonking stuff that would fill...
  18. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Of course it is. Aventus, unlike the others you listed, is pretty much a definer of a vibe. It bought its own style to the table due to its combination and juxtaposition of accords - a melody if you...
  19. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    I don't think so as I'd checked the press release and they said it would be released from the start of the month plus liquor stores round here don't tend to stock relatively obscure things like this...
  20. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Checked a couple of places and neither of them had heard of/stocked these new releases yet.
  21. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    Isn't how they did that so amazing? It captures the ice lolly vibe so well that you can almost taste it! If St Barts performed like this it would be a winner but out of all of the VIW clones I've...
  22. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Exactly! The legend of how Fahrenheit was birthed rings so true for me because the scent itself smells so timeless and is an olfactive law unto itself. This makes it the very antithesis of modern AI...
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    Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    Issey Miyake - Or Encens
  24. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Sometimes a scent comes along and just captures the zeitgeist perfectly with its appeal. Issey was definitely the Aventus of its day and in many ways ushered in trends that reverberate still even if...
  25. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Interesting, what would make you think that? I do agree that there is something very special about Aventus and aside from the captives which give its sheen there is definitely some other kind of...
  26. Re: Found a new gem: Aqua Essence Pour Homme EDT

    Theres a heck of a lot of notes in there for a cheapie:

    Top notes
    Lime, Lemon, Tangerine–Orange Aroma, Orange, Jasmine, Bergamot, Neroli

    Middle notes
    Rosemary, Mignonette, Rose, Coriander,...
  27. Re: Latest Issey Miyake - Pulse Of the Night!

    The notes look great:


    Top Notes
    Frankincense
    Heart Notes
    Tonka bean, Patchouli, Labdanum
    Base Notes
    Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla
  28. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Don't say that too loud as some people on here lose their shit when they see the truth. I've maintained from the jump that Sauvage was an AI driven creation due to a) how it smells b) the effect it...
  29. Re: JPG Le Male 2011 - vintage or reformulated?

    High chance its been reformed:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/319091-whats-your-honest-opinion-on-jean-paul-le-male?p=2791267&viewfull=1#post2791267

    You need a 2009 at latest to ensure the...
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    You down with ESP? Yeah you know me!
  31. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    Heck yes.

    I'd never buy a Creed at retail. Ever. And there are countless frags I like the sound of but won't even sample as the price per ml factor means they are way above what I'd class as a...
  32. Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    One of the recent phenomenon I've noticed that seems to be becoming more and more common these days is the Frankenstein approach to scent creation that was ushered in by Sauvage where you take an...
  33. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    The difference between my posts and yours is that is that people don't spontaneously develop narcolepsy when my words hit their eyes. :vrolijk_1:
    ...
  34. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    You suck and here's why you should @#$% off :p
  35. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    You have to really smell it to see why. Everything I've said in the review is true in terms of the downsides against the original but its upsides are actually viscerally good and thats kind of hard...
  36. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Few new additions, PdM Sedley isn't available yet but will add it the moment it is. Purple Label is the Aventus prototype mentioned in this thread and is worth a sniff to see if you can pick up the...
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    Tried a sample of this today and I really like it. Its a modern gourmand which differentiates itself with a great Tiramisu accord that is served with a healthy slug of Ambroxan. Definitely agree that...
  38. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    The Simone Andreoli - Malibu has just arrived and will be shipping tomorrow. My impressions are in this thread and its 2 thumbs all the way up. Wow, great stuff!
  39. Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    https://pimages.parfumo.de/480/107375_img-7478-simone_andreoli-malib__party_in_the_bay_480.webp

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    Composition:

    Top Notes Lime
    Heart Notes Coconut water, Sugar
  40. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Whilst not a true cola experience Nobile Estroverso certainly has that vibe as does Escada Magnetism which actually captures the fizz of a freshly opened tin of Vanilla Coke.
  41. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    And thats A&F - Authentic Bottle 2 wrapped. Will list a new one when its properly released.
  42. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    And with proper sugar and none of that HFCS crap you lot get. Something about the real thing in glass bottle (and yes, you can taste the difference between can/plastic/glass - the bubbles have a...
  43. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    They look and sound absolutely wonderful.
  44. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Agreed on the price. The new PdMs are always ridiculously overpriced for what they are and thats why I usually wait until they start discounting them/increasing distribution as that reflects what...
  45. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    The people have spoken :lolk: I'm looking into PdM Sedley and Percival at the moment and will update once I've confirmed availability.


    AC gets a lot more interesting when its really hot as the...
  46. Re: Sour note in dry down of Music f.a. While + Au coeur du desert?

    Its most likely patchouli, there are loads of different types of it which vary in how they smell as the raw stuff can be quite funky/earthy but it can also be quite smooth and refined after...
  47. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Sure thing bud, thats doable. Will let you know.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yeah, I'd agree.

    Spoken on it before about how they "Chanelized" the fragrance and smoothed off all the rough edges to make it much more palatable for the masses as the original take was the...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    First impressions on card:

    Opens with a strong, fresh orangey blast of mandarin that reminds you a lot of Chanel/Acqua di Parma because the notes are very familiar as are the zillion other freshie...
  50. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    First impression of AC:

    Opens with a strong, fresh orangey blast of mandarin that reminds you a lot of Chanel/Acqua di Parma because the notes are very familiar as are the zillion other freshie...
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    Re: Latest Mancera - Precious Oud!

    Wow, they are some notes:

    Top Notes
    Bergamot, Laotian oud, Leather, Whisky
    Heart Notes
    Rose, Magnolia, Violet, Tiramisu, Patchouli
    Base Notes
    Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Amber, Oakmoss...
  52. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    Woohoo! Take that BSing BNers! :p

    I've just realized that for all this brouhaha I've never featured PL on the splits as I'd been sent a couple of ml to try it out ages ago when I couldn't get a...
  53. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/463072-Creed-Aventus-was-obviously-made-by
  54. Re: Thinking of going FRAGRANCE FREE this summer...

    Here in the UK summer is the time to get spraying! Everything just smells so much better as it leaps off your bronzed, taut skin with a lot more diffusion for the fortnight or so when its warm :p
    ...
  55. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    AC hasn't even landed yet but this little beauty has and its an absolute stunner that may just steal its thunder, check the notes:

    Top notes are grapefruit, bergamot and pink pepper; middle notes...
  56. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    I'd actually set that one up for ZC to come and swoop through with a zinger as we practice our comedy duo act but it looks like we may as well make a trio and hit the road!
  57. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    Really? I can't even see where you'd be sniffing from to see that one as the character of the scents and the only note in common is lavender which is next to non existent on my skin. Still, things...
  58. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    For those crying BS, its smell may remind you of that due to the similar notes but the shape of the scent is pure Aventus. :beer:
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    Re: Perfume Calligraphy by Aramis

    Great info ZC, I had wondered the backstory of these uber niched out compositions and how they ended up being quite so amazing.
  60. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    :lolk: Its just what comes to mind when you weigh up its smell, the probable history, players involved and its ridiculously low but oddly not discontinued profile as your thread highlights.

    As I...
  61. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    Like I said, Creed don't want you to smell it!
  62. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    Thats because Creed don't want you to smell its blatant Aventus prototype vibes! Ask at your nearest RL boutique or check the local website as they also sell it direct.
  63. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Missoni - Missoni Pour Homme 20ml £16 is now in hand with same day shipping, impressions:




    Update for Aventus Cologne - My preorders are expected to land toward the end of the week and will...
  64. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    Just got a bottle of this today for the splits.

    It takes the grapefruit from BdC EDT and keeps it through the entire length of its ample performance, nice! To differentiate itself this one has a...
  65. Re: Menís Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    Not to mention things like 90210 Metal Jeans, Ferrari Uomo, Mercedes Le Parfum and a few others riffing off it. No doubt its a unique scent but there are still loads out there that took a page from...
  66. Re: Menís Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    Lot of strange scents in this list because you could easily name others that have a similar accord structure or evoke the same vibes via different means for most of them, meaning if you inhaled them...
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    Re: Light blue sun D&G release + performance

    Split a couple of bottles of this recently and it really isn't a fragrance I should like because it doesn't have any of the characteristics I usually enjoy but ended up getting a decant anyway as its...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I'd be interested in hearing your impressions of the 19P01 when it lands as I was originally hunting for it but decided to chill as the 19P11 hits the spot and those variations in variations are just...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Whilst not the old charred birch by a long chalk there are quite a few new batches from 18B01 onwards that have featured a more prominent modern/cleaner birch that adds a rough edge to the blend by...
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    Re: Good vanilla scents for layering

    I checked out the reviews and it seems to be a unicorn in the states with commensurate price hike. Definitely not worth what they're charging over there as thats niche prices and this is not that.
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    Re: Good vanilla scents for layering

    250ml for £12!

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.18811.jpg

    If you can't find one let me know and at that price its worth risking shipping it out just to see if it makes it.

    Its a...
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    Re: Good vanilla scents for layering

    Eau des Missions, you get a bathtub full for a tenner and the price doesn't belie the quality at all and its the 2nd best layering scent (behind Ombre Leather) as it has no hard edges to clash.
    ...
  73. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Loads to check out, thanks folks. Had no idea this note had actually been used that much.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    The gods are speaking to you boy! Heed their calling and visit the temple of House Fraser and sample their wares then hurry back here to relay the news to us.
  75. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    Cold blooded!
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    Thanks for the detailed impressions bud, paints a much clearer picture. That they perform like mimes however... :lipsrsealed:

    Its the other two that mainly have my interest as the notes sound...
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    Re: Shout Out to Paul

    Big fish, little fish, cardboard box.

    The corporate route makes far more sense (and money) than duking it out with the flood of niche releases that are mostly ignored as the breakout chances are...
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    Re: Shout Out to Paul

    Interesting, thanks for that. Your approach makes sense as collecting the info and pooling the best parts would be allow the creation of a far more accurate basic sketch to work on than making it...
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    Re: Shout Out to Paul

    Thank you. I was once talking to quite an accomplished nose about the accord and he said that it was hands down the hardest ever to replicate successfully due to a myriad of nerdy reasons. The smelly...
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    Obviously the Escentric range which are sparse overdoses of the aromachem du jour but aside from that... Hmm, I'll have to think and get back as I generally like scents with a bit of heft/complexity...
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    Re: Shout Out to Paul

    Could you share your overall thoughts on the Mango base benj? As descriptive as possible please on how it compares to the real deal, its tenacity, any downsides and parts that you like? What colour...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    No idea, I only heard about the range recently when I was checking out the VC&A site. There's very little info and even less in the way of decent impressions kicking around online and samples aren't...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    Nice one thanks for the impressions.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    Has anyone tried Reve d'Encens from this collection? Actually impressions about them all would be welcome as it seems to have totally flown under the radar here and there are some really interesting...
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    https://media.tenor.com/images/38de21f8577c6568e9d232a4023b312b/tenor.gif
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Simply put because it smells like nothing else, even though there are a dearth of imitators out there, as it has a luster/sparkle/vibe all of its own and is one of the most unique compositions with...
  87. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Here we go. Methinks that VC&A - Reve d'Encens and Simone Andreoli - Malibu will both be absolute stunners and the rest sound like decent designer offerings but the two niches are the standout picks...
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    Re: Wired article on Artificial Olfaction

    Interesting article here about how actors use scents to get into character:



    https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/nov/20/how-actors-use-perfumes-to-get-into-character

    And here's a basic...
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    Re: Wired article on Artificial Olfaction

    Wonderful stuff. I really do enjoy this side of the game nearly as much as the other!

    Keep em coming...
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    Re: Wired article on Artificial Olfaction

    Great read. The field of AI really proves how complex the simple things in life are and how hard they are to approximate digitally.

    If you've ever clicked one of those Captcha devices where you...
  91. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Performance wasn't up to par for me with this one, thanks for the contribution though.



    The Lalique was way too mature for me but I fully agree with your last bit about wishing a scent could...
  92. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    That sounds perfect, thanks.



    Nice one bud, much appreciated!
  93. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    That looks interesting, nice one bud. Will update once I grab a sample.



    Its the only way to be!



    Used to really enjoy this one back in the days but to me it was heavy on the melon....
  94. Re: [UK] Aventus Cologne

    Its odd as I really do detest Sauvage and have done from the first sniff as it smells so fake and clunky with its sharp, angular accords that haven't even been attempted to be blended due to its...
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Even though Himalaya smells like 90s redux its got that fresh vibe in spades as others have mentioned. Aside from that there isn't much from Creed that has a fresh overload like that as their scents...
  96. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    *adds to list to sample* Thanks!



    I had this on the splits a while back, decent fragrance but I don't recall the grapefruit being that big. Will have to resample next time I'm out and about as...
  97. A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Inhaled BdC when I was out and about the other day and the grapefruit note really stood out as it projected so fiercely in the warmth and the accord itself was so crisp and it got me wondering as I...
  98. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    Ay dawg, we heard you like batch variations so we put batch variations in your batch variations so you can variate your batches as your batches variate.
    ...
  99. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    The maceration is real when it comes to Creed, probably the only thing that empirically is about the firm... Some batches are more dramatic than others when it comes to how much they shift with age...
  100. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Agree with that. Tried it for the first time the other day and was pleasantly surprised by its airy, fun filled character. Found it very moreish and I think it will be the perfect accompaniment for...
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