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    120ml Orignal Vetiver for 99.95 from cheapsmells. I was wary about this being a tester or and old batch because it's 74.00 less than SRP, but I contacted them and they confirmed thet the lot is A4011V01 (2011), so I've gone for it!

    My only other fragrances are Fahrenheit and BLV Pour Homme (just finished my bottle of Original Santal), I've never had a collection before, but you guys have inspired me. Below is the list I am going to purchase first (over time)

    Virgin Island Water
    Silver Mountain Water
    Aventus
    Royal Oud
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge (Already in the post)
    CK Encounter (Not great reviews, but I tried it today and really like it)

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    Great collection and stunningly fulfilling purchase, but then again I'm biased, since OV is one of my faves too.

    For the next purchase, from the list above, I'd fully second especially: Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge, an underrated powerhouse hidden gem, very affordable yet stunningly good quality in its price category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Great collection and stunningly fulfilling purchase, but then again I'm biased, since OV is one of my faves too.

    For the next purchase, from the list above, I'd fully second especially: Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge, an underrated powerhouse hidden gem, very affordable yet stunningly good quality in its price category.
    Thanks a lot Ken

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    Default Re: So I've just made the first purchase of my new collection...

    120ml Orignal Vetiver for 99.95 from cheapsmells. I was wary about this being a tester or and old batch because it's 74.00 less than SRP, but I contacted them and they confirmed thet the lot is A4011V01 (2011), so I've gone for it!
    I just got a bottle from Cheapsmells too, and the batch is indeed A4011V01 (2011) - and it's terrific! It's a steal.

    All I want now is for them to get some Aventus at the same price
    Alan

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    Good fragrance which comes into it's own in the heat.

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    sounds like you are off to a very good start!

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    Congrats on your purchase, Dailey. OV is especially good in the warm weather.

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    Thanks guys

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    Great fragrance. Hope you enjoy it. SMW is a great scent as well.

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    awsome man!! good start!!

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    Good purchase and good beginning!

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    The only Creed that I like is VIW, so I would recommend going for that one next...but in my opinion, I feel like there are many better outside of Creed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    The only Creed that I like is VIW, so I would recommend going for that one next...but in my opinion, I feel like there are many better outside of Creed.
    What would you recommend mate.

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    A wonderful addition, enjoy.

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    This is a nice and safe Creed to begin with. I started with that one too.

    Now I am a huge fan of MI and Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    This is a nice and safe Creed to begin with. I started with that one too.

    Now I am a huge fan of MI and Aventus.
    Yep. Aventus is definitely next on my list. I haven't samples MI yet. I'll do that at the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    Yep. Aventus is definitely next on my list. I haven't samples MI yet. I'll do that at the weekend
    MI and Royal Oud are great scents, however MI and to a lesser extent Royal Oud have some longevity issues that build in a hidden cost to these fragrances. Just note the longevity when you sample and weight that into the overall value of the frag. Good luck with your new collection.
    "If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    Yep. Aventus is definitely next on my list. I haven't samples MI yet. I'll do that at the weekend
    Definitely one to get. MI has been my "summer fragrance 2012" and I've got on well with it both in the UK and abroad (holiday). It's worth sampling but with winter just around the corner in Blighty, you may want to hold off getting a full bottle.

    I listed GIT last above as I find it's base very similar to MI. I prefer MI but GIT gets a lot of love and is also quite a nice, inoffensive scent. The 'green' freshness in it makes it very suited to the British weather.

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    OK cool - thanks for that. I am actually one of the minority that dislike GIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    OK cool - thanks for that. I am actually one of the minority that dislike GIT
    Not so much a minority. I tried it a few times and just wasn't sure of it. Then I got a bottle, used it a few times and eventually sold it on. Now I'm not sure. It is very close to MI, but if you really dislike GIT, then definitely sample MI!

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    Congratulations on the purchase, that collection is looking pretty sharp. One thing though, try to get Encounter by CK as cheap as possible, I found it nice but the silage and longevity is pathetic on my skin. As long as you like it though, that's the main thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    OK cool - thanks for that. I am actually one of the minority that dislike GIT
    Same here, I find GIT harsh and the drydown reminiscent of laundry softener (the bottle I have my wardrobe is actually a gift from a relative). MI is much better and shines in summer and high humidity.

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    I have to agree, MI is definitely a much better fragrance. Congratulations on the collection!

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    I vote Royal Oud. I just don't like MI.

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    My Jacomo de Jacomo has arrived - wow that's a powerful fragrance and very cheap. Creed OV hasn't turned up yet

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    make certain to be very delicate with the creed original vetiver, it is easy to over spray this fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broxwood View Post
    Same here, I find GIT harsh and the drydown reminiscent of laundry softener (the bottle I have my wardrobe is actually a gift from a relative). MI is much better and shines in summer and high humidity.
    Woo-hoo! So I'm not alone that gets the 'laundry detergent' vibe from GIT. It's clean and an inoffensive scent, but I just can't justify it for a bottle...

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    i am wearing green irish tweed today, and i do not get the detergent scent from it.

    i got more like fresh pine-sy smell?

    excellent scent yields many compliments

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    My OV has just arrived and it is 100% Legit and smells Awesome. Absolute bargain at 99.99 for 120 ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    My OV has just arrived and it is 100% Legit and smells Awesome. Absolute bargain at 99.99 for 120 ml
    It certainly is
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    Default Re: So I've just made the first purchase of my new collection...

    Well I'm officially skintight

    This week I have bought

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
    Bleu de Chanel
    Prada Amber

    Loving them all, so thanks for all the tips

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