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    John F. Kennedy used to wear Creed Vetiver. Sarkozy from France had a specially crafted fragrance for him from the house of Guerlain.

    I'm curious. What is a fragrance that a world leader or politician would wear?

    Something that screams class and authority and commands power I guess.

    So what do you imagine is a scent worthy of a world leader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieG View Post

    So what do you imagine is a scent worthy of a world leader?
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    Tom Ford Extreme and Boi Du Portugal smell presidential to me.

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    Doesn't Putin wear Amouage- Gold Man?

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    Creed Original santal smells presidential to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss View Post
    Who knew Bush had good taste? Coincidentally, my recommendation is Gendarme
    Currently wearing: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel

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    I just blind ordered Gendarme because of it’s presidential and celebrity past.
    Last edited by ensitmike; 24th October 2014 at 01:58 AM.

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    Didn't Obama have a Brut connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss View Post
    Thank you for this!!!

    I'm a fan of Bill Clinton, so I might just blind buy Gendarme =)

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    Didn't Obama have a Brut connection?
    Lol Obama wearing Brut?

    Hmmm...I'd expect something a little more current from someone as famous as he is. I'm not hating on Brut or anything, but when his predecessors have worn some refined stuff, I'd expect him to step up his game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieG View Post
    Lol Obama wearing Brut?

    Hmmm...I'd expect something a little more current from someone as famous as he is. I'm not hating on Brut or anything, but when his predecessors have worn some refined stuff, I'd expect him to step up his game.
    Have you seen his suits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieG View Post
    Thank you for this!!!

    I'm a fan of Bill Clinton, so I might just blind buy Gendarme =)
    No problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensitmike View Post
    Have you seen his suits?
    Bahahaha. Ok I'll admit, he's not a snappy dresser. But he might or might not at least try to smell good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensitmike View Post
    Have you seen his suits?
    They're too baggy. He needs to slim it all down. They're 2 sizes too big.

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    Can anyone tell me which version of Gendarme is the best? Apparently there's an EDP, cologne spray, and an eau de cologne. Also, what's the difference between a "cologne spray" and an "eau de cologne"? I know EdC is supposed to be a light concentration of the scent, the same amount found in an aftershave, but what is a cologne spray specifically?

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    Eau de BS.

    it's what they all wear ... In abundance at your expense

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieG View Post
    Can anyone tell me which version of Gendarme is the best? Apparently there's an EDP, cologne spray, and an eau de cologne. Also, what's the difference between a "cologne spray" and an "eau de cologne"? I know EdC is supposed to be a light concentration of the scent, the same amount found in an aftershave, but what is a cologne spray specifically?
    Gendarme is one of my favorite scents. The EDP is the same as the original in terms of smell but it's more concentrated. You can easily smell the EDP 8 hours after application where the EDC is gone after the 4-6 hour mark. It's one of the cleanest fragrances on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    They're too baggy. He needs to slim it all down. They're 2 sizes too big.
    Now I just pictured him in a zoot suit....

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    Angela Merkel - Aventus

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieG View Post
    Bahahaha. Ok I'll admit, he's not a snappy dresser. But he might or might not at least try to smell good!
    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    They're too baggy. He needs to slim it all down. They're 2 sizes too big.
    YES! Terribly tailored and look as though they completely lack structure. Not how I’d prefer to be represented internationally—though, I digress haha.



    Quote Originally Posted by TurnerIII View Post
    Eau de BS.

    it's what they all wear ... In abundance at your expense
    Nice one.

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    Angela Merkel - Aventus
    Does she really wear Aventus? Damn

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    Not a President, but Prince Charles allegedly wore Crabtree & Evelyn's Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieG View Post
    John F. Kennedy used to wear Creed Vetiver.
    I thought he wore Eight & Bob??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Angela Merkel - Aventus
    Lol..thought she used Musk Kublai Kahn.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Doesn't Putin wear Amouage- Gold Man?

    He does. I confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Not a President, but Prince Charles allegedly wore Crabtree & Evelyn's Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes.
    I heard he also wears Green Irish Tweed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Lol..thought she used Musk Kublai Kahn.....
    ...Moustache...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Doesn't Putin wear Amouage- Gold Man?
    ...Putin wears... by

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...Putin wears... by
    Doesn't he use Tzar???

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    Down here our President wears whatever complements a joke for she is one.

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    A Time Capsule: Packing the 2nd Floor

    "The museum collection at Harry S Truman NHS is a time capsule of personal items that once belonged to the Truman family. Thousands of personal items and furnishings remain in the home. In January 2009, the curatorial staff carefully inventoried, packed and moved the contents of each second floor room in preparation for the HVAC and fire suppression systems contract."

    "On the second floor, Bess Truman’s desk still contained her personal mementos and First Lady stationery. One could find Harry Truman’s argyle socks, monogrammed handkerchiefs and Top Brass cologne where he left them in his dressing room."


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    This link shows Revlon Top Brass bottles.

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    I think Clinton wore Bijan, Bush and others wore Bijan as well.

    I personally don't like Bijan, although I still have a bottle (I just can't dissociate it from a creaky voice, cigars, semen stained blue dress, and coronary blockage..) I do love Gendarme. I had just polished off my bottle. I've read that Dolly Parton, of all people, loves Gendarme, too. I'd thought she'd be into something really deep, like Black Orchid or Opium.
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    Green Irish Tweed or Original Vetiver.
    Currently wearing: Invictus by Paco Rabanne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q. R. Crumm View Post
    I heard he also wears Green Irish Tweed.
    I have also heard of Creed associations with living members of the British royal family.....but who knows how true they are!

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    Lol this thread is both interesting and funny.

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    I have it on good authority that Silvio Berlusconi wears Secretions Magnifique

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    I have it on good authority that Silvio Berlusconi wears Secretions Magnifique

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    As a President I would have every Armani Prive that I could find... Plus a bunch more!!!

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    Creed was not making fragrances during the lifetime of John F. Kennedy (they also claim to have perfumed multiple presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, and other emperors all dead before Creed began making fragrances). The only fragrances I can think of that actually have a substantial connection to heads of state are Guerlain Imperiale, which is connected (though not produced for) Napoleon III and Farina Gegenuber Eau de Cologne, which was connected to Napoleon I.

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    Hi bokaba. When did Creed start making fragrances? I've always been intrigued by the lore, but even more so by the hints that it may not be true. Granted, I haven't tried very hard, but I've never been able to find any information about their history other than what they say themselves. Is there a definitive history of Creed (and their marketing) out there somewhere? Thanks!

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    It is unknown, but most of the serious academics and perfume historians think the late 1970s--certainly not before. Creed has existed since the 18th Century, but made mostly leather goods. The owners maintain that they began making perfumes in the 1760s despite all evidence to the contrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    Creed was not making fragrances during the lifetime of John F. Kennedy (they also claim to have perfumed multiple presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, and other emperors all dead before Creed began making fragrances). The only fragrances I can think of that actually have a substantial connection to heads of state are Guerlain Imperiale, which is connected (though not produced for) Napoleon III and Farina Gegenuber Eau de Cologne, which was connected to Napoleon I.
    Wait, what? You mean Napoleon didn't wear Aventus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    Creed was not making fragrances during the lifetime of John F. Kennedy (they also claim to have perfumed multiple presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, and other emperors all dead before Creed began making fragrances). The only fragrances I can think of that actually have a substantial connection to heads of state are Guerlain Imperiale, which is connected (though not produced for) Napoleon III and Farina Gegenuber Eau de Cologne, which was connected to Napoleon I.
    yes certainly sounds dubious.

    W wearing royal oud LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    It is unknown, but most of the serious academics and perfume historians think the late 1970s--certainly not before. Creed has existed since the 18th Century, but made mostly leather goods. The owners maintain that they began making perfumes in the 1760s despite all evidence to the contrary.
    Thanks, bokaba. I just checked the Osmothèque website the Creeds in their online search engine only go back to 1975 (although I'm not sure how complete this online catalog is). Very interesting, indeed.

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    Obama wears John Varvatos Original one according to the Macy's SA trying to sell me JV LOL.

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