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  1. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    How much was this lady charging per hour again?
  2. Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    HIMALAYAN salt, no less which, combined with the seals factor, translates into a miracle event compared to which the birth of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad are just minor stains on a Creed-determined...
  3. Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    From the 1700's? There are meritorious rumors according to which REL was created WAY before that, as Egyptian mummies used to be embalmed in it.
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    Re: Homage,Tribute or Al Shomukh?

    I like both Tribute and Homage quite a bit. In some ways I enjoy Homage more, but Tribute, lightly applied, is more easily wearable by a man. I am wearing both, they are my to go scents. I have in...
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    Re: A fragrance for Kim Jong Un

    Now this was cruel.

    There is a Geneva Convention, you know!

    Do svidaniya ! :thumbsup:
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    A fragrance for Kim Jong Un

    19972

    What fragrance would you recommend to this highly esteemed, fashionable world leader?
  7. Re: LOL @ everyone that complains their MI batch doesn't have enough watermelon...

    So which one is it? Did Creed skimp for a while in what regards adding $1 worth of a pleasant aromachemical to some of their $XXX M.I. bottles? Or did the Royal Watermelon crop of 2010 constitute the...
  8. Re: Which fragrance for beach feelings?

    I INVENTED this thing. They are not going to get away with this.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYNDczm1Y8s
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    Re: Best Verbena

    You captured my interest. Are these fragrances close to 100% essential oils-based?

    It would be nice to find something in the style of Santa Novella colognes or Citrus Bigarrade or Bois de Cedrat,...
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    Re: Amouage for Spring/Summer

    I find Homage, applied very sparingly, works great in summertime.
  11. Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    Excellent.

    We should always apply "don't do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you".

    It WAS tempting to me to think "so what, my . . . is so much better than what other guys are...
  12. Re: Fragrancenet: Amouage Epic woman unboxed refunded because it's out of stock..a LIE!

    Yes... ( :

    Some people in the world are concerned about where the next plate of rice is going to come from, and whether their children are going to starve yet another day with anything to put in...
  13. Re: Fragrancenet: Amouage Epic woman unboxed refunded because it's out of stock..a LIE!

    I have not placed any order but I feel now, reading all these wondrously emotional posts, that I should be sent a free Cadillac by the culpable vendor. A free car-fridge filled with champagne and...
  14. Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    Schilling, you're too kind. Yet, that video is astonishingly funny (and complex!! for three minutes) so I couldn't pass the opportunity.
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    Re: Avenus Purchase- a42b12e01

    Kudos to the Royal House of CREED for knowing how to inspire a matchless amount of confidence in the quality, trustworthiness and consistency of the Exclusive Royal Concoctions.

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    Re: Leaked Creed samples ...

    Was aiming for that, thanks.
  17. Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    When? With Amouage Gold.

    Or, in music, here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACCAF04wSs

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Leaked Creed samples ...

    My apologies for the lack of clarity. The hint regarded the presence of an ubiquitous, cheap house note in most Millesime's. (That is not always the case with either the "exclusives" or with the...
  19. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I can speak only for myself, but I've read many of your reviews and I emphatically cannot afford to ignore your posts. I find not one modicum of arrogance in your awareness of your own expertise....
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    Re: Leaked Creed samples ...

    Well, to begin with, if you're overwhelmed by some generic housenote consisting mostly of synthetic ambergris, then you can be positive that that vial contains.... oops, sorry.





    Just...
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    Revisiting Clive Christian

    My experience with Clive Christian: at some point I owned a whole bottle of No. 1 and I got tired of it, it seemed heavy somehow and luxurious without style, if that makes sense, so I sold the...
  22. Re: I think one spray of Aventus is better than two

    Wonderful. Now if we just made an extra effort, we might be able to take this thought to its ultimate logical consequence...
  23. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    In musical terms: "Yeaaah! The boring semi-bitter stuffed eggheads who pushed Beethoven and Brahms down our throats were finally excommunicated.... now we can be ourselves and pat each other on the...
  24. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Taj Mahal and Château de Versailles.
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    Re: Jardin D'Amalfi

    How is Bois de Cedrat these days? Any noticeable changes in the formula? It used to be a heat-appropriate, pretty nice, natural-smelling lemony scent (overpriced goes without saying).
  26. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Can you offer some examples?

    As a teacher I did encounter this phenomenon - the "feel good" crowd, who sees progress whenever challenging views and people who know more than one does are made to...
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    Re: I Have a Proposition

    Royalty tends to go for understatement. That one can't sniff the royal pineapple doesn't mean that the royal pineapple isn't there, royally so.

    No worries. The House of Creed thanks you for your...
  28. Re: Ok, I did it... I purchased my first 2 bottles of Amouage today

    “Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink."

    "Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it."

    [Exchange between Lady Astor and Winston Churchill]
  29. Re: Why does Aventus have so many different batch-codes?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xnNhzgcWTk

    :laugh:
  30. Re: New Fragrance: Creed Aventus Royal Exclusive

    Cut the word - a little redundant anyway - "parody" from your post... and then we are of one mind :laugh:
  31. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Thank you, I understand. I am newer here, even if I was occasionally accessing the site for the past few years before registering.
  32. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    This is not the same author as the one from this older blog entry, is it?

    http://basenotessucks.blogspot.com/2011/07/odd-world-of-basenotes-under-sign-of.html#comment-form
  33. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Thank you.
  34. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Don't wanna seem stupid but what is "FB"? FaceBook??

    And while I'm at it, what store is called MiN?

    Is it too much not to assume that people are familiar with countless acronyms? Thanks.
  35. Re: New Fragrance: Creed Aventus Royal Exclusive

    Ummm... between a well-written parody and one-worded, twitter-like dismissive comments... what to choose... what to choose?
  36. Re: L'Antichambre - Belgian Fragrances, Anyone?

    People like Drseid (there are others, like Sculpture of Soul, the_good_life, Dullah, Sir Buzzlepuff.... and the list is only started, far from complete) make subscribing to these forums worthwhile.
    ...
  37. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    This has to do quite a bit with the "juvenilization" and "over-democratisation" of the Internet.

    If I may make an analogy.... in the old days of the IMDB, you had fewer, older on the average,...
  38. Re: Would I get drunk if I drink a shot of Aventus?

    Is that French? I pronounced it "horse horrors."
  39. Re: Aventus, Body Odor and Super Darkness

    Kudos to Dernier_Cri for the chutzpah. I guess being "BNPLUS" member helped his confidence... :laugh:
  40. Re: Would I get drunk if I drink a shot of Aventus?

    http://www.moscowonhudson.com/royal-dry-salami

    N. B. The image above is not meant to be pornographic in any way. :laugh:
  41. Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    I thought the right acronym was FWB, rather?
    :happy:
  42. Re: Ok, I did it... I purchased my first 2 bottles of Amouage today

    Just wondering... even IF they made a mistake on the website and defined as EdP another product... they should accept a free return, right, including any postage costs?

    (No I didn't order...
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    Re: L'artisan Parfumeur and

    Thank you for your answers... I mailed blind a The pour un ete to my sister... now I find out she is extremely happy. (She liked it better than La chasse au papillons and Homage, my previous gifts......
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    L'artisan Parfumeur and

    How - if at all - have L'Artisan Parfumeur fragrances been affected by the (in)famous IFRA regulations? Thank you, fellow L'AP lovers.
  45. Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Thank you for your answer. Hopefully somebody of a different opinion might actually find, some day, some arguments to answer yours.
  46. Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9F8c_N8c3g
  47. Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    What precisely do you disagree with and based on what? Thank you.
  48. Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    "I have never pursued wealth for its own sake. Creed fragrances are cheap, frankly." (The average retail price for a bottle is £145.) "If I aimed for the same profit margins as some of the famous...
  49. Re: Tried Aventus and not that impressed

    To paraphrase the old bon mot about beer, you can rent Aventus, you can't own Aventus.


    PS What would your babies smell like?
  50. Re: have you ever received a funny comment on a frag?

    Aventus: "you tryin' to wear that as a scent or are you workin' on marinatin' somethin' ?"
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    Thank you Ipp for your positive thoughts (-:
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    Thanks, Ipp, what I was trying to say was that I use them in such minute quantities not mainly because they are expensive/rare (the white boxes soon unfindable), but because I find them better...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    I do have the white boxes... both Tribute and Homage. I am using them parsimoniously but not only because they are precious, but because they smell better, imo, the less you use!

    In fact I...
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    Visconti

    Not Luchino the director, Antonio the perfumer. How are his perfumes?

    Never sniffed any. Tabarom... (pretty funny name, given the existence of the controversial Tabarome) sounds like an...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    Nothing to do with it. I am not able to distinguish individual notes in such a complex concoction like Gold, but the total effect is completely different (and unpleasant, to my nose) from any Amouage...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    Just to offer an opinion: among Amouage attars I am familiar - I own (owned) Homage, Tribute, Al-Andalus, Salamah and Tahani [only].

    Are they all very every good? No question about it. However,...
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    Re: Empty vials?

    Thank you gentlemen.... indeed very convenient, fast, cheap ... totally happy!

    I'll remember Accessories for Fragrance for any future needs of this kind.
  58. Re: Clive Christian "V" ... anyone tried yet?

    Beautifully cogent description.

    On a more subjective level, what is your personal preference... C or V? Thank you.
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    Re: Empty vials?

    Thank you. Very useful. An impeccable gentleman as always.
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    Empty vials?

    I am sorry if this was answered many times before. I tried to do a search first.

    Where can one get a couple of empty 1ml or so vials, simple vials with a little wand, not sprayers, without...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    Up to you... I'd suggest though 12 ml.

    Used rationally - you do not want to murder but enchant people with it - it should last you a long long time.

    It is a great fragrance. With it, less is...
  62. Re: Trimming your nose hair makes your sense of smell better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XTWyAVs8Fk



    PS No offense to Sculpture - excellent reviewer!
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    Re: Recent Creed purchases

    Advice to those in possession of a stale Creed:

    Quit complaining. Hang unto it. A few more years, perhaps a couple of decades, if you can make it.

    Suddenly you'll be the only possessor of the...
  64. Re: Trimming your nose hair makes your sense of smell better

    Am I the only one basenoter who would join a pay-per-view opportunity to witness this?

    :rolleyesold::2vrolijk_08:
  65. Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Congratulations.

    P.S. Why?
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    Re: Masculine Florals

    I sampled this via a kind BaseNoter... was not crazy about it (UJSLT). Nice opening, yet followed by some detergenty-dirty mid- and basenotes, to my nose.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Among various...
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    In White? In Black?

    Inquiring noses want to know :laugh:
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    Re: 1 Fragrance you can't live without.

    Amouage Homage. It put things in perspective... (-;
  69. Re: Amouage - an insult if rated along with other niche / regular fragrances

    May I ask, please - which attars do you know, and which ones did you sniff in more than one batch and what are your impressions regarding batch variations... also which attar you've bought had a...
  70. Re: What do the sultans wear? What is a great Arabian fragrance?

    No wonder the Ottoman Empire is in the thriving, enviable shape it's been in, for the last century or so. :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    The question is: is that desirable?
  72. Re: Amouage - an insult if rated along with other niche / regular fragrances

    Beautifully put, with the right amount of nuance!
  73. Re: XerJoff - Mukhallat (oud attars collection)

    Not the most important aspect, I know, but the look of the bottles is gorgeous, really elegant. I love my Tribute so - it's a long shot but I have to ask - I wonder how one could sample these marvels...
  74. Re: Amouage - an insult if rated along with other niche / regular fragrances

    Composition-wise, arguably yes, quality of ingredients...? Real question.
  75. Re: Amouage - an insult if rated along with other niche / regular fragrances

    bump
  76. Re: What is your #1 head turning scent?

    GIT has gotten some compliments.

    With Aventus the heads turn indeed, but the other way.

    Then, granted, I rarely frequent ill-famed neighborhoods (-;
  77. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    Eau de Cristopher Plumber?
  78. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    By the way folks, I am a bit the new guy on the block here, but let's not give the original poster such a hard time. He shared a slightly annoying to him, somewhat funny to us story, nothing bad to...
  79. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    Trying to get an 85% discount on the collection? Not nice. Not fair.




    I thought of that first (-:
  80. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    Thanks. All the keys to all the apartments? Now THIS is the guy who has de facto the hugest perfume collection among all of us!

    There is no variety and vintage of Axe he wouldn't know about!
  81. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    Did you pay him by the hour?
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    Re: Traditional Eau de Cologne

    Why the edit? It was a cute joke.
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    Re: Traditional Eau de Cologne

    Thank you Gamma. I am not familiar with the brand. On superficial inspection it seems SMN has quite a number of colognes, even eliminating the obviously feminine/floral ones. Is Eau de Cologne your...
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    Re: Traditional Eau de Cologne

    Thank you Sir [Buzzlepuff] for your interesting comments. I still want to go (quasi-)traditional, cologne-wise, and minimalistically chemical, but with the best there is [if it doesn't cost $400! 100...
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    Re: Traditional Eau de Cologne

    Fascinating thread.

    I am on the lookout for the "perfect" summer 2013 cologne myself - it's a little early, I know. I want something both simple and sophisticated, neither uniflore nor...
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