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    Re: Heritage pour homme or Habit Rogue?

    I feel the same way.
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    My goodness.....Bavard's only showing 10 posts.
  3. Re: Premiere Avenue Ongoing Negative Experience

    Sounds awfully frustrating. Sorry you're having trouble. I hope hednic's address is helpful to you.

    Since the item is so hard to find, it would be interesting to know if they do, in fact, have it...
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    Re: Got 7 fragrances on the way...

    Creed Virgin Island Water, Spice & Wood, and Prada L'Homme are my favorites from that group, but I haven't smelled the last 3.

    I do love Straight to Heaven, so I'd probably like Ursa.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I personally do....very much so. Of course, not everyone will agree.
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    Re: Looking back....

    Oh yes, significantly better prices than in the States....especially Creed.

    Do a search here for best places to buy internationally, in France, in Paris, etc. There are many threads on the...
  7. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    I'm proud to say only 1.

    I've been trying to curb my buying, and only recently started having some success. :smiley:
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    Re: Looking back....

    Yes, or one of the many online places in Europe (especially Paris/France).

    You can save yourself SO much money paying in euro's right now, and that goes for many other houses, not just Creed.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Not too many people have this. They don't know what they're missing. I always enjoy it much more than Aventus...

    https://www.bondno9.com/httpwwwbondno9com.html
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    Re: Looking back....

    Yes, they do make one called Spice and Wood, and it is very excellent.

    Realize that you don't have to pay retail prices to obtain most Creed fragrances. If you do, you'll be paying too much,...
  11. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Floris Jermyn Street
  12. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Have you ever tried this one?

    https://barbersupplies.com/products/captain-fawcetts-original-eau-de-parfum-50ml-1-7oz

    Shipping is $26.88 for UPS ground? Wow....
  13. Re: Midnight in Paris? Wasn't worth the hype for me at all!

    I sampled both the EdT and EdP before purchasing and I preferred the EdT.

    I still love the fragrance and feel very fortunate to have purchased it rather inexpensively.

    I get great performance...
  14. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Just one? It would be between Creed Windsor 2009 or Creed Scent of Oger.

    Creed Scent of Oger would be the one.
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    Re: Looking back....

    A variety of Creeds were my first higher end purchases, and if I had to do it again, I would do the same.
  16. Poll: Re: Masculinity of VUI - Prada L'Homme Intense - Spicebomb Extreme etc. For Clean Looking Mid 20s

    I'd go with just the regular Prada L'Homme, not the Intense.

    Second choice would be Spicebomb Extreme, although I prefer the regular.
  17. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    For a boozy scent, Kilian's Single Malt continues to be my very favorite.

    There are others I like, but it's one of the most appealing and realistic boozy fragrances I've smelled.

    Apple Brandy...
  18. Re: Which one do you prefer between vtg. Paco Rabanne pour Homme and vtg. Azzaro pour Homme?

    I have both, but would much prefer the vintage Paco Rabanne.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street. Even got a compliment from my wife today.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge thoughts

    I own and really enjoy Tabac Rouge. But have you smelled Franck Boclet's Tobacco? If not, I would recommend you sampling it before buying Tabac Rouge. They are similar to each other, but of the two,...
  21. Re: The dilemma of either buying a unique, daring scent or a crowd-pleaser is killing me. Can't deci

    Get both....you will eventually anyway.

    "Ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself."
  22. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I could have missed it (since there's so many), but I don't believe I saw Floris Vetiver in your list, which is one of the best ever, IMO.

    Like Creed Vetiver 1948, Floris Vetiver has that 60's...
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    I'm with your wife. It's one of the worst "fragrances" ever, as far as I'm concerned....if you can even call it a fragrance.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Creed Pure White Cologne
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    It's working now. Shows they have a 30% off Labor Day sale.
  26. Re: Dior Sauvage: generic freshie... or misunderstood prickly pear weirdo?

    All I know is....it gives me a headache just thinking about its chemical smell. What a horrible mess of a fragrance.

    Women seem to like it because they like men to smell "fresh".

    I'll never...
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    Re: dior jules vintage

    Mine is as well. Mine is the dark brown 3.4 oz spray bottle pictured above. I have in my notes that I don't know if it's from 1983 or 1993. I assume that's going by the lot number (which are reused...
  28. Re: CH Men - the red ribbon version is back.

    I have a few bottles in my wardrobe I've never even opened. Most of the time, it was because I had a sample I wanted to use up before opening the full bottle.

    Every time I see something about the...
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    DecantShop has always been great for me...although a little slow sometimes.

    I would imagine there's more to the story. What you say sounds highly unlikely and hard to believe.

    If it happened,...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne - Incredible longevity

    I received my sample of this today.

    My first impression was that it's "ok". It's pleasant but I see no reason at all to own it if you already have Aventus.

    It strikes me as mainly focusing on...
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    Re: Royall Rugby

    I bought 3 Royall fragrances about 3 years ago after seeing them in a local Orvis clothing shop. I sampled 3 that I liked, but went online to buy them instead of paying Orvis' prices. I picked all 3...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yes, definitely. Do you have any problem with the ashtray note....before it dries down?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Montale Orange Aoud because I just happened to see it sitting there in a drawer.
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    Re: Help me choose a Wedding scent

    I'd go with MI or GIT, also.

    However, I think Creed Pure White Cologne would be perfect for a wedding.
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    Re: I want to like Memo but I canít

    Like any other house/fragrance, you either like it or you don't.
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    Re: What you wore clubbing back in the day

    Never went clubbing much, but if I had, I would have been smelling a lot of Jovan Musk Oil for Men....in the early 70's. It became VERY popular. How things have changed.

    Exactly like this one.......
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    Re: Diesel Fuel For Life?

    It also has excellent projection and longevity on me.
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    Re: Diesel Fuel For Life?

    So Buysblind, did you ever try this? If so, just wondered what you thought about it.

    I wore this today for the first time in a long time and I continue to like it. Cheap? Sure, but so is Curve...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    The site is so slow it's essentially unusable right now. Lag times anywhere from 20 seconds to 1 minute to completely timing out.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling.

    This is an underrated fragrance, IMO. You don't hear much about it on Basenotes, but I know of no other like it.

    Doesn't take much though. Too many sprays ruins...
  41. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size ozís?

    When I started my fragrance journey several years ago, I almost always bought larger bottles (100-120 ml), in order to spend less per ml.

    I continued doing that until the last couple of years....
  42. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Several (mainly citrus).....especially Chanel Eau de Cologne, Tom Ford Azure Lime, and Creed Scent of Oger.

    Additional sprays on my shirt does wonders for all of these also. :smiley:
  43. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

    "....and coupled with my slight obsessive/compulsive tendencies..."

    Lol....ya think?

    My preference would be Viking. :smiley:
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tom Ford Azure Lime.

    Disappearing quickly though....even after 15 sprays or so.
  45. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Don't care for the original, as I always thought it smelled like a generic designer scent at the mall.

    Wow....can't imagine it being even stronger.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Heeley Sel Marin. The dry down is so great with this fragrance.

    Been going strong all day.
  47. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    I stopped a guy in Sam's Club one time after I smelled his fragrance. It was Obsession.

    Oddly, I have a little mini of it but I never wear it.
  48. Re: Would anyone be interested in a website dedicated to buying and selling used fragrances?

    Sounds like you're basically describing Crystal Flacon, which has been around for years. Rules are more relaxed than they are in the Basenotes marketplace. For instance, you can sell decants on the...
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    Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    I agree. I love the original (1976) GPH. It's easily my favorite GPH. I also enjoy the exceptional woody 2003 version of GPH, but the '76 version will always be my favorite.

    And the GPH II...
  50. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    I wore one today that I enjoyed, specifically because it's one of the longest lasting citrus scents in my wardrobe.

    Have you tried any in the Maison Francis Kurkdjian (MFK) line? He has some...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    MFK Aqua Universalis. Love the dry down of this one. One of the longest lasting citrus scents I have.
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    Re: Grand soir

    The number on the bottom my bottle is 16116. I don't have the box.

    Mine is the beautiful amber color and it is quite potent.
  53. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    My favorite is lemon, but I'm a citrus freak. I love lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. Not keen about most neroli scents, however.
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    Re: Wedding Scents?

    Creed Pure White Cologne is perfect for traditional weddings.....except you'd show up the groom. :wink:

    I also like Creed Millesime Imperial for the beach wedding.

    But just wear what you think...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Atelier Cologne - Grand Neroli

    Creed - Neroli Sauvage

    Xerjoff - Kobe
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    Re: Maison Francis Grand Soir

    Own it and like it.
  57. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    +1 on this. Nice citrus for the warmer weather, and dries down into a nice sandalwood.
  58. Re: Natural smelling mediterranean fragrance?

    Lorenzo Villoresi's Aura Maris, EdT. Description from their webpage....

    The sea breeze gently brushing the ocean waves, with the aromas from the Mediterranean shrubs. The tingling fragrance of...
  59. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    What a fantastic deal that is. And fast/free shipping, too. You just can't beat it.

    Thanks, Nastka.
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    Re: First in Fragrance Shipping Increase

    Thanks, hednic.

    10 euros, not percent, huh? Wow...that's what....about 11 bucks?

    Oh well...better than 5 euros, I guess. :wink:
  61. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    The worst offender is Bond No. 9. They have so many fragrances, yet samples of them are hard to find, and if you do, they are typically absurdly expensive.

    Consequently, most people just don't...
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    Re: First in Fragrance Shipping Increase

    One of the German sites used to send out discounts for your birthday every year. Seems like it was around 10-15% off. I don't remember if it was FIF or Essenza Nobile.

    Which ever one it was, I'm...
  63. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    Thanks for the information. That's a great deal. I don't know why more fragrance companies don't realize getting your samples out there brings you business.

    Are they still sending out the €14...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Creed Selection Verte
  65. Re: Vintage Creed Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie

    Ha.....125 ml, not 120 ml.
  66. Re: Vintage Creed Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie

    Wow....vintage, indeed. I have seen pics of those old bottles, but never seen one personally. Congrats.

    I've heard good things about that particular fragrance, but never smelled it.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    I would definitely say yes, there's room for both of them because APLS is SO very potent. It was actually TOO strong for me to feel comfortable wearing, whereas, I found Grand Soir really wonderful...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court

    Only 5 days to get to you? That's good to hear, as they have been notoriously slow for years now.

    Hopefully, things are truly improving with TPC.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Actually, you can buy Absolue Pour le Soir samples directly from MFK. They did it for me. I did the 4 samples thing (several times), but then wrote them a message that said I would like to sample...
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    Re: Loyalty to a fragrance

    You have good reason to be concerned about your fragrance obsession and "addiction".

    There are many, many threads here on Basenotes on the same topic. This "hobby" pulls you in and won't let go....
  71. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree original release?

    That’s them! :wink:
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    I know of no similar fragrance like Selection Verte.

    You might check with this person to see if it's still available.....
    ...
  73. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree original release?

    I have the 59 ml in the Pour Monsieur Vintage Cologne Original formula, and the PM Concentree in the 2.5 oz size.

    I enjoy both, but if I had to choose only one, I'd choose the Concentree. It just...
  74. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    Chanel Exclusif: Eau de Cologne
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    Re: Kilian fragrance advice

    I don't think Back to Black would be redundant at all, but that wouldn't be my first choice for a Kilian fragrance. Make sure you sample Back to Black before buying.

    Instead of tobacco, I'd go...
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    Re: Best Franck Boclet

    Although I have sampled all from the line that looked interesting to me, the only one I liked enough to purchase was Tobacco.
  77. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Smelled Lili Bermuda's newest men's scent today.....named Nautilus. It's supposed to be inspired by the colors, sounds and energy of a summer Bermuda storm.

    It smelled like the most generic...
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    Re: New Haarlem question

    It is very much like Rochas Man, with more of a waffles/syrup smell. Many like Rochas Man better. And the price is definitely right.

    I just looked at their US website and didn't find it. But most...
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    The only other places I'm aware of are here in the Basenotes marketplace and Crystal Flacon. CF gets very little traffic through there anymore, however.

    A lot of people apparently buy and sell on...
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    I agree 100% with everything you said and it’s exactly why I quit selling on eBay.

    It’s not that EVERY sale is met with this kind of thing...actually most of them aren’t. But they ARE getting...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Just thought I'd chime in and give my opinion, since I'm probably one of the few that actually prefers the current version.

    I sampled both the vintage and new when I decided to buy a bottle of...
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yeah, you've GOT to have a bottle of GIT! Congrats!

    And it should get better with time. It's the only other one (besides Aventus) that clearly did get better with age....for me.
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    I typically don't wear a fragrance to work out or run/walk, but if I do, it's usually some kind of cheap, light citrus-heavy scent.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I don't recall the last time I wore Creed Millesime Imperial (MI). Probably 12-18 months ago, at least.

    I wore it today because people have been complaining about recent batches being too weak. I...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The very rare Tommy Bahama Vintage Paradise.

    So glad I have this fragrance. I'd love to know why TB discontinued it after such a short run.
  86. Re: Vaseline & Moisturizer for Longer Lasting Frag

    I never have had any luck with doing it, either.
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    Re: No Performance From CREED AVENTUS!

    Who really knows about these things, but I will tell you my experience with a brand new bottle of Aventus a couple of years ago.

    Basically, it was exactly as you described. I bought my bottle...
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    Re: Overview of my Montale / Mancera haul

    Well....you like/love 75% of the ones I enjoy, so that's a pretty good percentage. :smiley:
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    Re: Leather for Summer

    Nicolai's Baladin is a nice leather for warmer months.
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    I have purchased many exceptional fragrances over the past 6 months, but if I had to pick the one that's the most special to me it would be an unopened flacon of Creed Citrus Bigarrade.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    MFK Grand Soir
  92. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    Congrats. I think you did the right thing in buying it...IF it makes you happy. As prevalent as it is, I'm kind of surprised you bought it blindly. But I do think odds are good that you will probably...
  93. Re: Your favorite fruit-forward, non-citrus masculine

    One of my favorite summery fruity fragrances, that's not especially citrusy, is St. Kitts by Tommy Bahama.

    The fruity opening is very appealing and it remains pretty linear from there. Very...
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    Re: Talking Shop About Barbershop (Scents)!

    My favorite barbershop fragrance is a cheapy by Royall Fragrances called Royall Muske.
  95. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne

    Sorry I didn't bother to check before I responded, Test-Drive75. I had no idea they were having such problems. Crabtree & Evelyn has been around for so long.

    You might look into Truefitt & Hill...
  96. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne

    Welcome to Basenotes, Test-Drive75.

    Go to the Crabtree & Evelyn website and you'll still see a West Indian Lime cologne. (Also see ads on eBay for it at the bottom of this thread).

    However,...
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    Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    Consider Floris Victorious. It's on sale right now for significant savings.
  98. Re: What happened to the old 120 ml bottles of Aventus that the stores had in stock ?

    Longer than it would seem. I'm surprised there are still so many of the 4 oz bottles around. Grab them up if you see them.

    Time flies. Seems like they quit making the 4 oz bottles 2-3 years ago.
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Floris Neroli Voyage - like most neroli fragrances, didn't care for it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tommy Bahama St. Kitts - What a great, fun scent on a Saturday to do nothin'.
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