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    Re: What's your favorite cheap house?

    Under 50 USD
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    Re: Montale Oud's REAL or SYNTHETICS ?

    I can't be certain, but I'd say all perfumes these days are 95%+ synthetic. That's not an issue with me. I haven't bought any fragrance based on its organic/synthetic ratio. I only buy because of the...
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    Re: Montale Oud's REAL or SYNTHETICS ?

    How about in 2016? Still real or synthetic?
  4. Re: Help me pick out a new fragrance! Prefer niche, from Saks!

    Colonia Essenza!

    Or
    Silver Mountain Water
    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Blind bought my first Montale for 60 OTD

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VpcAAOSwT6pVy7GZ/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    Just got mine yesterday. Three different colors in my package. They smell great too! If I didn't know better I'd say he just sent me Aventus.
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    Re: Creed royal mayfair tester ?

    Is Royal Mayfair priced higher than other Creeds (except Aventus)? Seems high to me. Fragrancenet 2.5 oz Creed testers are ~130.
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    Re: 2,100 Year Old Agate Perfume Bottle

    A Creed rep told me they made this one for Julius Caesar
  9. Re: Where does a house like Creed actually make and bottle their fragrances???

    There goes all the mystery.
  10. Re: Let's talk about the "less popular" Hermes scents.

    My favorite is Voyage and it was my first 100+ dollar purchase. Anyone notice Un Jardin Meditaranee (sp) smells awfully close to Voyage?

    My other favorite from him is Ambre Narguile, but can't...
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    Re: Creed GIT - First impression

    I've always thought it was Cool Water with a green pepper note.
  12. Re: Mont Blanc Individel...best value frangrance?

    I've always heard it's nearly the same as Creed Original Santal. I like the Creed one so if it does in fact smell the same it's a great buy for sure. I've yet to pick up a bottle for myself.
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    Re: Please help a newbie with advice

    Sounds legit to me. I think the eau fraiche only lasts 3 hours.

    If it's women (my number one concern when I was in school) and compliments you're after, you'll find nothing better than Aventus.
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    Re: Please help a newbie with advice

    I'll say Aventus before anyone else does. It's more expensive, but it will achieve what you desire.

    In the budget-friendly zone I'd say YSL M7 oud absolu and perhaps Serge Lutens Chergui. Both are...
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    Re: Ever mix fragrances?

    I've had luck layering, but would never mix in a separate bottle in case the result is awful. I'd be out some juice from two different bottles that way. [emoji14]

    A really good combo has been one...
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    Re: ID a Tom Ford frag from the bottle?

    Never seen a green label on a ridged bottle. Perhaps the one in front of it was green and reflecting?
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    Re: A list of fragrances that blew your mind

    These have really impressed me:

    Ambre Narguile - lovely sweet, long lasting scent
    New Haarlem - breakfast in a bottle
    Aventus - sweet and smoky
    Colonia Oud - exceptional oud and doesn't...
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    Re: Sample Vs Bottle scent

    My Creed dabbers have always struck me as more potent than my FBs (except for my SMW which lasts a full day and most complain it won't last 8 hours).
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    Re: Silly reasons to wear a fragrance

    Probably not silly, but I wear certain ones that remind me of a good time. Like how I bought Fleur du Male in Alaska or how amazed I was when I put on AdP Oud in Epcot's little Italy.
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    New Haarlem is the only full bottle of Bond I own. I've tried at least 10 others from them and Hamptons is the only other I'd consider buying (redundant since I have Silver Mountain Water).

    After...
  21. Re: How do you arrange your collection, by house or notes?

    House
  22. Re: Best smelling summer niche scent (crowd pleaser)

    Virgin Island Water!
  23. Re: Any of these worthy of a blind buy / bottle worthy?

    I was about to comment that I find the Boisee a bit too much after a few hours. I don't know what I don't like about it, but there's definitely something.
  24. Re: Acqua decima vs silver mountain water vs bleecker street.

    I like SMW to the Bleecker, but have never tried that Acqua one. Off topic - I think Hamptons by Bond is identical to SMW. Anybody else notice that?
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    Re: The Vanilla Fahrenheit?

    I just purchased my first bottle of this stuff last month and it's horrid imo. All I smell is gasoline. It reminds me of my mom's pushmower in her garage. It smelled great on a friend of mine, which...
  26. Poll: Re: Which scent would suit a college student: Dior Homme Intense, L'Occitane Eau des Baux, Versace E

    Of the options you originally listed, Eros.
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    Re: Searching for Sandalwood

    This Tam Dao is great! I got .34 oz of the EDP for 27 USD. It's been about an hour since I put on three little sprays and I love it. It starts off relatively green IMO, but dries to a nice creamy (I...
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I was just about to post that I didn't receive mine yet :p

    Good to know. This looks like it will be a fun project. I recently got a bottle of Aventus which doesn't last at all like my dabbers from...
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma alternatives?

    I can agree that Atelier's Bergamote Soliel is a great citrus. I have a deluxe sample of their Orange Sanguine and it's a fantastic orange fragrance, but not quite as citrusy as the Bergamote Soleil...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud fake?

    I have to fight to get the cap off my Aventus bottle (it's relatively new with no engraving on sprayer), but most of my others wobble quite freely [emoji14]

    I almost dropped my Aberdeen Lavander...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I don't remember off the top of my head which one came from where, but the first reform is absolutely terrible. The second reform does fix some things, but is only about 75% as good as the original.
  32. Re: Recommend me a JCE floral for spring

    Agree with this and would like to add the Mediterranean version too. It's a spicy floral to me.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    This is by far my favorite oud and is definitely the most exciting. It's completely different from other ouds and lasts 24+ hours. Good choice!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Holy cow. Nice haul!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I liked this one on paper. Never did get to spray it on me though.
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    Re: Searching for Sandalwood

    Thanks everyone! I believe I'll be pulling the trigger on a .4 oz Tam Dao EDP because it's only $28 shipped. It should be a nice addition to my collection and ~half ounce is a good size imo.

    I...
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    Re: Hello Creed Lovers......

    6 hours would be great on some of them! MI and VIW come to mind.

    I only buy them from Fragrancenet so 150 is about the max I pay and that's worth it imo.
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    Re: Yankee Candle - Twice Yearly Sale!!

    Dammit I just saw this now and it ended two days ago :(
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    It's so much better. The reforms smell like chemical lemons compared to the OG version. I bought two 2.5 oz bottles of the Italy blend this month.
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    Re: Montale Lovers, we need your help.

    It may be worth trying to contact them directly and asking for a list straight from the source. They may be in the mood to assist Basenotes since that's where I'd imagine all of their biggest...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus has that effect on (married) women. You should have known that :p
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    Searching for Sandalwood

    Can anyone suggest a reasonably cheap fragrance that would allow me to smell the beauty of sandalwood with minimal interference from other notes? I think I'd enjoy a more creamy version of...
  43. Re: Is this ebay listing legit? Need some quick advice.

    Looks good to me. I don't think the 6.7 oz size would be faked and also I don't think he'd use more than half it knowing it's fake.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I seriously bought

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160623/3bae45eadc6b27cbfda672818d91cff2.jpg

    and another backup of
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  45. Re: Interesting Article Why the Bottom Is Dropping Out Of Celeb Perfume

    The number one reason I don't like celeb scents is because they don't even wear them. How good can it be if your name is on it and you don't wear it? I also hate the idea of giving them money for...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Got a bottle of the Chergui this month too! I have a dabber of the Timbuktu and it's great!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nordstrom Rack has Cartier Roadster Sport and Tommy Bahama set sail for 60 and 20 respectively.
  48. Re: Do you stock pile? Buy Rare/discontinued Frags?

    Yes, I just bought another (2 this month) vintage formula of Dolce Gabanna PH because it will only get harder to find in the future.
  49. Re: how recognizable is a common scent to common folks?

    This is true.

    Also, of the "common-folk" frags, I can only always recognize Acqua di Gio.
  50. Re: Which Tom Ford Private Blend is my best choice when I already have these...

    +3 for Italian Cypress

    I was going to suggest Oud Fleur, but see you gave it away.
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    Overpriced indeed, but my 2.5 oz tester was 80 bucks on fragnet. Retail is for suckers.
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    Re: JNEW JPG Le Male Eau de Parfum Intense

    I wonder what the bottle design will be like? Either way, this will for sure get my money.

    It needs to be able to overpower the 1 Million sprayers at the club :)
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    Re: lets talk about Orange dominated frags

    +5 for Orange Sanguine
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    Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Heritage
    L'homme Ideal EDT
  55. Re: Which Fragrance House Do You Have Most From ?

    Acqua di Parma - 7
    Creed and Guerlain are tied at second with 6
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    Re: LOTS of unlisted Montales

    He must be doing something right!

    I like oud as much as the next guy, but would honestly have no clue where to start with Montale. I'll save the rest of my thoughts for a "recommend me a Montale"...
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    Re: LOTS of unlisted Montales

    Does anyone else think this Montale guy oversaturates the market with aoud-this and aoud-that?
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    Re: Toasted raisin bread.

    Speaking of the Pure line, how about Pure Tonka? I get a dumptruck load of edible vanilla notes in that one, which reminds me of a loaf of sweet bread. Not sure how the Pure Coffee stacks up since...
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    Re: Barbershop Fragrances?

    At the barbershop by Replica and AdP Colonia are very barbershoppy imo

    I doubt many have this, but Ruehl 925 is very barbershoppy. I read it's similar to Rive Gauche, but haven't smelled RG yet.
  60. Re: what are the "safest" blind buys in the world of mens fragrance

    This.

    And also GIT :)
  61. Re: Is Prada one of the best for powdery scents ?

    I don't know if they're famous for it, but they do have a bit of powdery scents [emoji14]

    Infusion and Amber are manly powder bombs imo

    Like others, I agree Guerlain is known more for masculine...
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    Re: Toasted raisin bread.

    New Haarlem reminds me of some of these notes (butter cinnamon + coffee) so it may be a good base.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Here's this month's haul! Only thing not pictured is the 8 mL of Ambre Narguile I snagged for $20

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160615/4b349f098b44d479f55c96cd055465b9.jpg
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    Re: Love The Smell Of Lime!

    Finally got my Saint Barts today and you guys were spot on about it being limey. It's smelled awful on first spray, but dried to a very pleasant citrus.
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    Re: I've never had any complements on Aventus

    This. Men will consider any form of contact from a (pretty) woman as flirting.

    Also, I would imagine it's more awkward for a guy to tell another guy he smells good. I won't tell another man he...
  66. Re: Haven't been in the fragrance game in a few years can you guys give me an update

    After reading your description I decided I must try this one!
  67. Re: Bought Creeds millesime imperial and Aventus from fragrancenet

    That sounds correct of MI. One batch would be great (somehow always what your sample is made of) and whatever batch you actually buy might as well be a room spray in terms of longevity.

    My full...
  68. Re: Does anyone here NOT like Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    I didn't like it or any of the other flankers on paper. I did, however, really like the original.
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    Re: Help Me Out ? Please

    I agree that your taste is all over like mine. Maybe some more gourmands would fit your taste. I'd recommend at least sampling Hermes Ambre Narguile and Bond No 9 New Haarlem.
  70. Re: Your favourite Mainstream, Best Selling, Common Fragrances?!

    I like:

    Le Male
    Gucci PH II
    Chanel Allure
    Prada Luna Rossa
  71. Re: " Old Spice Fresh " Deodorant, can ruine my cologne ?

    I always get unscented deodorant because I do notice whiffs of the scented ones on occasion. They don't ruin your perfume, but the occasional flare up will be noticeable to you.
  72. Re: Fragrance as gift for my father (likes One Million, Minotaur, Roma per Uomo, Spicebomb...)

    Holy cow.
  73. Re: Why is Creed Aventus getting worse and worse ??

    Definitely this.

    "You don't like this batch? Keep buying others until you find the one that performs like the tester you tried. It's not our fault we aren't consistent."

    -Creed
  74. Re: Bought Creeds millesime imperial and Aventus from fragrancenet

    I haven't seen that either. I have seen some where the only thing designating the scent is a cheap-looking clear label from a label printer.

    Fragnet doesn't deal fakes so if the juice smells the...
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    Re: Fruity frags

    Also Atelier's Orange Sanguine. If you like purely citrus fruit I'd also say Colonia from Acqua di Parma.
  76. Re: Any of you notice the same fragrance smells different depending on where it's applied?

    Prada Amber smells terrible in my skin. It's okay on my shirt though.
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    Re: [NEW] Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdP

    I'll gladly pick this up for 30 bucks on fragrancenet. Shouldn't be too long from now.
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    Re: FragranceNet Rant & Screwup #87,492

    Fragrancenet does indeed have incredibly slow shipping. All my orders come from their NJ location and I'm in IN. I placed an order Monday and it wasn't until Wednesday that they even stated...
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    Re: Temptation of LARGER sizes...

    I used to go for the bigger sizes, but now that I'm in the 50+ bottle collection I aim for 1oz or 1.7oz

    That being said, when I deplete a smaller bottle, I will buy the biggest I can afford of it...
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    Re: 69K of Chanel Stolen

    You'd think it'd be quite a few years, but he'll probably be out before a year. I agree that'll he'll end back up in jail because finding a job will be really hard.
  81. Re: Need Sexy fragrance to attract girls fast?

    Or this one

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160609/bdd384ea04224277c640bf85e627ac12.jpg
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    Re: 69K of Chanel Stolen

    Yeah, it's too bad he didn't snag the exclusives.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Love this one! I only have a dabber, but a full bottle is definitely in my future.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Thanks for checking! It was worth a shot.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Any more available? I could use an additional backup bottle and that price is great!
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    69K of Chanel Stolen

    This came up in my Google news

    http://pix11.com/2016/06/07/macys-worker-accused-of-stealing-69000-worth-of-perfume/
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    Re: Creed Performance releated advice?

    Only thing I can disagree with is Spice and Wood + MI lasting a long time. Tons of posts have said MI is too wishy washy bottle to bottle and I've read that spice and wood quickly becomes a skin...
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    Re: Creed Performance releated advice?

    GIT, Original Vetiver and Aventus have been the longest lasting I've tried.
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    Re: NEW: Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia

    Same here. I don't really like the direction AdP is going recently (since Colonia Club).

    I would only pay 400+ if they made a perfume version of Colonia that lasted 20 hours and projected 4 feet...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Congrats! I have a dabber of Timbuktu and really like it.
  91. Re: Need Sexy fragrance to attract girls fast?

    YSL L'homme Nuit
    Aventus
    Savauge

    Those will bring in the compliments
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I used my final 3 sprays today. I wasn't planning on touching my bottle, but since I have a new one coming...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Didn't post this one yesterday, but I also snagged an old formula of Dolce Gabbana pour homme.


    http://m.ebay.com/itm/200920752122?_mwBanner=1
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I made an eBay account after reading your earlier post [emoji14]

    I've already made my hauls this month, but next month I'll be getting some 95-percenters
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I've worked 3 Christmas seasons in fragrance at Sephora. I did know that LVMH owned them. The discount while working there was great, but I'd often run out of fragrances to purchase. I snatched up...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I didn't even know Sephora had that. I've always heard of this line on BN, but haven't tried them. A sampler pack sounds like a good cheap thrill!
  97. Re: Name some Sweetest (sickening) Men's Fragrances

    New Haarlem
    Le Male
    Joop (even gets on my nerves and I love obnoxiously sweet)

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  98. Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    The original Dolce Gabbana

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/65f2b3838d039c0aa0dcea6ae1e63d28.jpg

    Anything but the original sticker bottle is terrible. I hate to be a vintage snob, but I...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    I always forget about their 95% option when I order from them.
    I ordered mine 100% full like a sucker. My l'instant was ten more dollars than yours [emoji14]

    Congrats on the Heritage. That's...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Those look fancy. I keep seeing their name pop up, but have yet to try any. Sorry about your luck on the stoppers.

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