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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    I still want to sample it, but if it's another "blue aquatic" fragrance, that will definitely be a big fail for me. I'm so tired of this type of fragrance.
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    Lol....my sentiments exactly. :smiley:
  3. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Kilian Single Malt....this one always smells particularly good on clothing.
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    Re: New Louis Vuitton - Imagination (?)

    If that's the case, then I'll pass with you. I bought and love Afternoon Swim, but Cactus Garden was not wearable for me.
  5. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    The BdC Parfum is the one I opted to buy out of the others, but it has always been kind of a "meh" fragrance for me. If I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't buy it.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I have no idea how I missed this thread. I don't know if you're still taking recommendations, but if you are, I'll just give you my personal favorites of late. Citrus fragrances are probably my...
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    Re: Niche tobacco fragrances

    I have many, but possibly my tobacco favorite is one few people know about......Noble Royale's Tobacco Dynasty.
  8. Re: Whatís the rarest fragrance in your collection

    Probably Creed Scent of Oger for me, as there was only one batch and only 200 flacons were allegedly ever produced.

    I don't believe I've ever seen it on eBay.
  9. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I wore Creed Spice and Wood today to be with my family for Mother's Day. It really is a great, versatile fragrance for any occasion.
  10. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Yes, he bought 4 flacons of Windsor 2009, which was pretty amazing considering only 70 were (allegedly) made. All the flacons were signed by Olivier Creed.

    What's even more amazing, looking back...
  11. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    This list could pretty much be endless for me. So many of the things I have are directly due to learning about them here, and there’s usually one or two people that come to mind when I think of most...
  12. Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    What a splendid introduction! Welcome to Basenotes. I think you'll like it here! :smiley:

    What are some of your favorite notes?
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    Re: My Grandmothers Collection

    Welcome to Basenotes. I'm glad you found your way here. :smiley:
  14. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Sampling Sole Patchouli by Vertus again today. This is the only one I've tried from the house of Vertus, and I believe it's supposed to be their most popular fragrance. That's the main reason I...
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    Re: Best Louis Vuitton fragrances

    The only aspect I liked about this one was the opening with Yuzu and Neroli. Then it quickly went away and the middle notes were horrid. Not sure what it smelled like but it didn’t smell good. And it...
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    Re: Fragrancenet updated 37% off code

    Haha....I have a screen shot with this same code and it's dated July, 2018. A nearly 3 year old code! :smiley:
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    Re: Cold, rainy night fragrance

    I think Noble Royale Majestueux Vetiver would be great for rainy weather.
  18. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Hello and welcome, milesstone.
  19. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I watched a guy I respect talking about layering fragrances this morning on YouTube, and one of the things he talked about was layering Creed Virgin Island Water and Aventus.

    Aventus has always...
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    I think I've only purchased two big bottles that were going to be for my personal use, and that's because they were both primarily citrus fragrances with limited longevity.

    They were Chanel Eau...
  21. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Creed Virgin Island Water: I probably hadn't worn it in 2 or 3 years and when I thought of what I should wear today, it was the first thing that popped into my mind. The stuff is so grand. :smiley:
  22. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Xerjoff Purple Accento: I sprayed a sample of this one a couple of hours ago and it's a fantastic fruity fragrance. Xerjoff only recently released this in a magnificent, expensive looking jeweled...
  23. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    400? That would be a challenge for me to find a place to put them all....much less to find them all.

    But then I save boxes. :laugh:
  24. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Xerjoff Erba Pura: Very linear, fruity scent. These fruity scents from Xerjoff are strooong. One spray is enough.

    Don't know that I could ever wear it, however.
  25. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Xerjoff Cruz Del Sur II - Wow....definitely the fruitiest thing I've ever smelled, but WAY too strong, fruity, sweet, femme and kinda sickening.

    However, it smelled pretty good after I tried to...
  26. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Tried a sample of Noble Royale Cuir Magnifique, as I just got it delivered. Disappointed in this one. No "cuir"....mainly a sweet, overpowering and powdery violet fragrance.
  27. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Noble Royale Cuir Magnifique: I felt they missed the mark with this fragrance. I don't know why they named it what they did because if there's leather in it, it's waaaay in the background. I love...
  28. Re: Any ideas about a clone of M7 oud absolu

    It’s been several years now, but I believe Absolu was supposed to be a suitable replacement for M7…..maybe not an exact match, but close. In the end, I’d say they are similar smell wise, but...
  29. Re: Any ideas about a clone of M7 oud absolu

    Dua makes a decent clone of the original M7 you might want to check out. It's called "D7".
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    Re: Bvlgary AQVA line, Best and Must

    Jacques Cavallier has been a very busy man....especially over the past few years. He is not only responsible for the Bvlgari Aqva line, but also everything in their expensive Le Gemme line.

    He’s...
  31. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    :thumbsup:
  32. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Wearing my newest purchase.....Matar by Spirit of Kings. Very nice...
  33. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    Haha....very creative, SC! :smiley:
  34. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    Maybe that's why SC likes it so much. Isn't vintage Yatagan one of his favorite fragrances ever? Or am I thinking of someone else?
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    Re: I love chanel pour monsieur.

    I love Pour Monsieur, too, but prefer the EdT Concentree/EdP.
  36. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Vertus Sole Patchouli: This is supposed to be one of Vertus' best selling fragrances, so I thought I would give it a sampling. I've heard people really rave about it. It IS a very nice patchouli...
  37. Re: Has anyone smelled the 3 new MFK fragrances?

    What....is MFK copying Creed now?
  38. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    It will be hard to find, and probably expensive if you do, but I feel you need to know about Gucci Pour Homme that came out in 2003. This...
  39. Re: If Juice Comes Out On The First Spray Does That Mean The Bottle Is A Return And Has Been Used ?

    Logically, it wouldn't make sense for a brand new bottle that has never been sprayed to spray on the first spray. Obviously, if it's brand new and unopened, there shouldn't be any juice in the uptake...
  40. Re: Beast Mode Cheap Aventus clones with more Fruity vibes and lesser smoke

    You probably should head over to the Dua website and type "Aventus" into their search box and see what comes up. They make a variety of Aventus-like fragrances, and I'm sure you'll find one exactly...
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    Re: Quality of fragrances

    The only thing that guides my buying is if I like the smell of the fragrance. I have expensive and inexpensive scents in my wardrobe.

    Obviously, I would prefer that they are "quality," but if I...
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Finally sampled Nishane's Ani today. Wow, what a powerful (vanilla) fragrance, especially in the first hour or so. The projection is significant. Seems like it could easily become cloying if you...
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Lots of good ones mentioned.

    Nishane's Ani is a powerful vanilla fragrance with amazing projection. One of the strongest vanilla scents I've ever smelled.
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    Re: Latest Louis Vuitton - On The Beach!

    I sampled On The Beach today and was pretty disappointed. It is one of my least favorite LV fragrances. I did enjoy the yuzu and the neroli in the opening, but that was about it. It lasted maybe 15...
  45. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I spent today sampling all day and was disappointed with Louis Vuitton On The Beach and Sospiro/Xerjoff Erba Gold.

    YSL Tuxedo smelled very nice, but the performance was surprisingly poor.
  46. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Recently ordered 6 samples and tried 3 of them today.....

    YSL Tuxedo: I can see why people like this. It does smell good, even though I would be hard pressed to say exactly what it smells like. In...
  47. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Memo Ocean Leather: Perfect for a nice Spring day and being around family.
  48. Re: Whatís the best Tom Ford to wear with a suit?

    This....
  49. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim - A great scent to wear on a warm day in Texas.
  50. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    I guess I agreed with you, Hugh, as I sold my bottle (can) several years ago. I seem to recall initially liking it when I tried it, but then future wearings.....I didn't appreciate it so much.
    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Creed Vetiver 1948
  52. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Creed Vetiver 1948.....I enjoy thinking of things the way they used to be.
  53. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - April 2021

    Creed Vetiver 1948.....enjoying because it's such a classy fragrance that reminds me of times gone by.
  54. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - April 2021

    Especially enjoying Bvlgari Le Gemme Tygar today. What a scent for a spring day.
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    Re: Creed Windsor 2009 Original Release

    Here's some of the first Windsor threads. It's interesting seeing everyone's initial reactions to it, as well as complaints over the prices at the time. :smiley:
    ...
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    Re: Creed Windsor 2009 Original Release

    Windsor 2009 was extremely limited. According to the information I saved on it, only 320 - 1.7 oz atomizers, and 70 - 8.4 oz flacons were offered for sale in the USA through Saks Fifth Avenue. The...
  57. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Ultra Zest, because I knew it would be a perfect choice to wear around a variety of family members at Easter.
  58. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - April 2021

    Ultra Zest - Was a perfect scent to wear around family members at Easter.
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    Re: Best Louis Vuitton fragrances

    I'm surprised to see such a wide assortment mentioned.

    I've sampled most, but the only one I have purchased is Afternoon Swim because it's the most fascinating citrus smelling fragrance I've ever...
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    I watched it all. Yes, that's what everyone is saying....best basketball game they've ever seen. Even Charles Barkley said it was the best he'd seen. Truly an unbelievable game. Baylor/Gonzaga should...
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    Re: midnight in paris

    I preferred the EdT of this. It simply smelled the best to me.
  62. Re: Solve this puzzle! Please Recommend... (for my husband, sandalwood/warm)

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche may be to his liking.
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Same old Texas Rangers. They started their game off amazingly well with 5 runs in the top of the 1st against Kansas City. Then Kansas City scored 5 in the bottom of the first. :rolleyesold:

    The...
  64. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I sampled Louis Vuitton's Cactus Garden again today because I couldn't remember what it smelled like from the first time I tried it.

    I remember I didn't care for it the first time around and...
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    I always liked this scent. I learned early on to go easy with it or it could radiate off your body and become pretty cloying.
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    Re: Bvlgari aqva

    Agree with this.
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Uden Overdose - Well, actually it was the second time. The first time it was messed up by the stinking (literally) 5 ml plastic sprayer they are using for samples in some places. I guess it finally...
  68. Re: Linearism: No Detection or Minor Detection Changes

    I agree that there seem to be more linear fragrances these days, but I'm certainly not opposed to it.

    I enjoy different stages and the development of notes as much as anyone else, but if a linear...
  69. Re: eBay At It Again! Taking Down Sample/Decant Listings!!

    Sorry to hear this has happened to you. :sad:

    Don't forget about selling here and Crystal Flacon, although I'm not sure how active CF is anymore. I don't see much about it on BN anymore. Also,...
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    Re: Jovoy store in Paris

    Just for the record, they provide excellent service and super fast shipping. I got my order in only 4 days. I will use them again with no reservations.
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    Re: If I get to choose 2 Amouage bottles

    I'd recommend Beach Hut Man, but watch your number of sprays because it can easily overwhelm and ruin the experience.

    This is a fragrance I literally prefer just 1 spray of when I wear it.
  72. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    Haha....just reading through this thread and I can't think of a thread that shows such stark differences in our likes and dislikes more than this one. :lolk:

    Some of the ones being mentioned as...
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    Re: Jovoy store in Paris

    hednic, I thank you PROFUSELY for your input above! It appears that the name you dropped was all it took for my problem to be solved....and it was solved beyond my wildest expectations!

    Thank you...
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    Re: Latest Louis Vuitton - On The Beach!

    hednic, I see that you have received this one. How do you like it? Would you say it's similar to California Dream?
  75. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Noble Royale Majestueux Vetiver: Wanted to wear it again to see if my first impressions might have been hasty. (And they were.) :wink: :thumbsup:
  76. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - March 2021

    Noble Royale Tobacco Dynasty - Possibly my favorite tobacco fragrance.
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    Re: Jovoy store in Paris

    Thank you, hednic. I'll try to pursue that.
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne?

    Lol....I can't even understand most of what he says.

    This is so absurd. Basically, all they are doing is making regular and weaker versions of the same overall fragrance. They must have had VERY...
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    Re: Anxiety around over spraying

    I can generally tell after sampling a fragrance how much I need to spray. I've been wearing fragrance long enough to gauge when it's "just right," or not. And I'm talking about being "just right" for...
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    Re: Jovoy store in Paris

    Thank you for making that clear, hednic. I didn't think they communicated that well enough in their email.

    I have only used Jovoy Parfums Rares one time and I'm sorry to say that it was not a...
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    Re: Fishy smell from atomizers?

    I received some samples in 5 ml plastic atomizers from a fragrance place in Spain a couple of months ago and they all had a malodorous smell to them. I noticed it as soon as I took off the top and...
  82. Re: Question for Xerjoff Mefisto Owners please

    I only have a small discovery set bottle of this, but as with all my Xerjoffs, I've found that less is more with them. I only spray 1-2 sprays of all my Xerjoffs because they are so powerful.

    I...
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    Re: Latest Louis Vuitton - On The Beach!

    Sounds like LV is now to the point of creating something/anything for the money.....doesn't matter if it's original, or not. If they're to the point of creating near clones of their own fragrances,...
  84. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Kilian Angels' Share: This smells OK, but for me, it takes a pretty far backseat to all of the other Kilian "boozy" fragrances. Kind of a disappointment.
  85. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Sampling Kilian's Angels' Share. Very nice.....of course.
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    Re: Manly vanillas aka Manillas

    +1 on Guerlain Spirtueuse Double Vanille

    Also, it is now discontinued, but look for a bottle of Le Couvent des Minimes Cologne of the Missions. It is very close to SDV and used to sell in the USA...
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    Re: Latest Memo - Sicilian Leather!

    Hmm.....well I want to smell it, of course. But will this be another slight variation on what has largely been the same theme?
  88. Re: Tobacco Vanille Disciple Ready to Test the Waters

    Since you love TV so much, I would highly recommend you sampling a fragrance called Tobacco Dynasty, by Noble Royale.

    From your descriptions of other things you like, I also think you might...
  89. Re: Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim longevity and projection?

    Afternoon Swim is a straight citrus fragrance, and considering that longevity and projection with citruses tend to be naturally limited, I consider the overall performance of Afternoon Swim to be...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    This would be my #1 recommendation....if you can find it.

    +1 on Amouage Beach Hut Man and Guerlain Homme.
  91. Re: What are under the radar spring/summer winners that we should all know but few of us have tried?

    Spirit of Kings Arrakis
    Spirit of Kings Matar
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    Re: Vintage Creed Royal Water 1000ml

    To me, the problem with selling this particular flacon is that it's just so darn big. Even if someone loves Royal Water, who is going to want to buy that much of it? I don't believe Royal Water was...
  93. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - March 2021

    As far as I know, Single Malt (and Apple Brandy) are both still in production, but finding them could be challenging. Kilian's boutique in New York (where I got mine) shows to be closed until...
  94. Re: "I regret not blind-buying ____________."

    Haha....good point. I would probably wear it more.....but a LOT more? Probably not. I really don't wear anything in my wardrobe "a lot" these days...simply because I have too many fragrances.

    And...
  95. Re: "I regret not blind-buying ____________."

    I really don't buy blindly, so I can't say that I regret not buying something. However, I do regret not being able to buy 2 Creed flacons when they were available at their usual prices, but I wasn't...
  96. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - March 2021

    Kilian Single Malt: Particularly enjoying because it's one of the most realistic boozy scents I've smelled.
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    Re: Best cheap coffee fragrance

    Rochas Man is pretty hard to beat for the price. I think I paid $18 for my bottle.
  98. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Jardin d'Amalfi.....because it's been a looong time since I've worn it.

    (I really prefer it on my wife, but I do consider it a unisex fragrance that leans femme. It really is a beautiful...
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    Re: Looking for Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I believe I have seen this advertised in the Basenotes "Items for Sale" forum recently. You might do a search in that forum and see what comes up...using the word "Spiritueuse".
  100. Re: Question regarding creed tabarome millesime!

    Unfortunately, I can't definitely remember when Creed stopped producing the 120 ml and 75 ml bottles, but it seems like Viking was the first Creed to come out in the new 100 ml and 50 ml bottles, and...
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