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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th May, 2021

    TF Ombre Leather '16
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd May, 2021

    TF Tobacco Oud
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    This. The crazy price inflation that's occurred since circa. the mid-2010's has had a big hand in killing off the hobby for me.
  4. Re: What’s the best Tom Ford to wear with a suit?

    This was definitely the first to mind for me.
  5. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    Upon reading the title, my first thought was that it might depend on the version you had. I had the re-issue and didn't like it at all.
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    Re: Seasonal allergies are destroying me

    Just to note, I'm finding my allergies particularly severe (and have started particularly early) this year. I can't remember the last time I had them this bad, if ever.
  7. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    Sounds like a crazy name for a Polo Green flanker, but I'm in by default...
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    Re: Word of warning for UK sellers

    Just an update/clarification on this;

    After further chasing up Royal Mail, they advised me that perfume posted fully within the guidelines (as mine was) can indeed be claimed against in the event...
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    Re: Selling on eBay: The Wild West

    I actually vowed never to sell fragrance online again after a bad experience just last week, so I definitely sympathize. My latest issue wasn't directly related to yours, it was due to an item going...
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    Re: Word of warning for UK sellers

    I do take the point on signed-for, that might well have averted the situation and I regret not using it, but it still doesn't address the point of non-insurance. I'd have happily enough taken this...
  11. Re: Received leaking creed flacon from authorised Creed seller

    Agree with this. I've only very briefly handled a Creed flacon so I'm not entirely certain of their make-up, but I do own another large stopper-flacon, and I certainly wouldn't consider it suitable...
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    Re: Word of warning for UK sellers

    Thanks for the comments. Both losses have occurred with Royal Mail (I've had previous with Hermes too, but on other items).

    On this occasion I used standard 2nd class mail (with proof of postage...
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    Word of warning for UK sellers

    I very rarely sell any of my fragrance, in total I doubt I've sold more than five bottles since I've been the hobby. However, for the SECOND time since the UK postal restrictions around fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    My first ever fragrance was a mid-90's bottle of Polo. I finished it, but how I wish I still had that empty bottle.
  16. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - wearing a sample today - oh dear!

    One of the best scents in my collection - very glad to own it.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th January, 2021

    Amber Absolute
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    Re: Creed Erolfa smells like.......

    I seem to remember once seeing this scent referred to on here as 'Eralpha', which gave me a giggle.
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    General query - 'returning' fragrances

    This is a question I've wanted to ask on here for years, out of pure curiosity - I'd be really grateful for input particularly from any North American posters...

    Since joining this site the better...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

    Creed Royal Oud
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    Re: AdP Colonia Leather and Royal Oud

    That's a good call. I haven't smelled Leather Oud for several years, but your suggestion chimes with my memory of it.

    Edit. I'll also add, as others have said, I don't find much similarity between...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Ombre leather VS Tuscan Leather

    Own both, have always found TL challenging to wear. OL overcomes this and gets my vote.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th January, 2021

    Royal Oud
  24. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Chuck, that is absolutely character-perfect what I was going to post!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th January, 2021

    RL Polo Red EdP
  26. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    As a longtime fan of the house, it still shocks me to see AdP showing up so frequently in the discounters.
  27. Thread: Creed 1849

    by Davem81
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    Re: Creed 1849

    It seems it's finally 'vaulted', according to the website...

    It sure did hang around a long time for a supposedly limited release.
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    Re: Moderator Message

    I have an early-ish Cosmair bottle that has completely lost its longevity. Smells ok, just doesn't last like it should...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Also agree.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Yes. My understanding (though I stand to be corrected) is that the 'ashtray' version is late 00's/early 10's Luxury Products fare, from shortly after they took it over. This might be regarded as the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

    Polo
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend to Signature Line?.

    Was the signature line Ombre Leather exactly the same scent as the PB Ombre Leather '16 release? Seems like a slap in the face to those that forked out for the original if so.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th January, 2021

    Paul Smith London
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I have a bottle I purchased in 2011 (but literally a few days into January of that year) that has the very prominent ashtray vibe going on. It's not how I remember 'vintage' polo at all, but it's not...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

    Polo Red EdP
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th January, 2021

    AdP Colonia Vaniglia
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th January, 2021

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Today I bought January 2021

    Just unwrapped Polo Red EdP, which I gifted myself for Christmas - influenced in no small part by the bottle/packaging looking so damn festive...!
  39. Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    Kept my purchasing low :laugh: 4-5 bottles, maybe...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th January, 2021

    Selection Verte - 4 years to the day since acquiring it for a 2nd time.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd January, 2021

    AdP Colonia Mirra
  42. Re: The Ralph Lauren Polo Crest 30th Anniversary Thread!

    Definitely. I dared to hope for a Modern Reserve mk.II in 2018, but no such luck...
  43. Re: The Ralph Lauren Polo Crest 30th Anniversary Thread!

    That was another one that was easily available not many years back, but now seems to have dried up/shot up in price.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Not a recent purchase or sample, but I seriously enjoyed wearing New Harlem last night. I really must get more wear out of this one...
  45. Re: The Ralph Lauren Polo Crest 30th Anniversary Thread!

    Polo was my first 'real' fragrance in the 1990's, and Polo Sport my second. This sealed a lifelong emotional bond for me (almost exclusively down to the former rather than the latter!). I went on to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    Bond no. 9, New Harlem.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Of those available today, probably so.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th December, 2020

    Going to go with Tom Ford Extreme today.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    I did consider that one (was the re-release actually limited in quantity?) but again, after a few years firmly on the sidelines of the hobby I'm struggling to accept/adjust to the price inflation...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    I passed on it at about half that price circa 2014/2015. Again, that seemed a little on the high side at the time...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Murdock Black Tea, a week or so ago. Been interested in this one for a long time - since I recall someone here (Jack Hunter?) really banging the drum for it a few years back...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Feel your pain - pretty much all of my biggest fragrance regrets are Creed-related. VT is one, but I actually kick myself more for walking away from a brand new 250ml flacon of Aubepine Acacia, at...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Yep, I guess we ought to have seen it coming, really. I regret now passing up a 50ml leather atomiser of this at what seemed a very high price 5-6 years back, but after the inflation we've seen over...
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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Received a nice Floris sandlewood scented candle.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th December, 2020

    Burberry London
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st December, 2020

    Pure Coffee
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    Re: TF Ombre Leather Vs Tuscan Leather

    I own the original Ombre Leather '16 (which I understand is pretty much the same as the current offering), and I'd take it all day over Tuscan Leather. It's just much more comfortable, wearable and...
  58. Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Yep, this would be the big one for me. Have always been keen to try Citrus Bigarrade too though.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th November, 2020

    Spicebomb
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th November, 2020

    Montale Intense Cafe
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st November, 2020

    AdP Colonia
  62. Re: Is owning ADP Colonia AND Chanel PM EDT a duplication?

    In answer to the title question - not in the slightest.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th October, 2020

    Guerlain Derby
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    Re: New Floris 'Spiced Bergamot' EDP

    Sounds interesting but wow, at that price it's a no from me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd October, 2020

    Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: Gift sets...are they the same juice?

    Wow, that's incredible (& incredibly lucky) after all these years.

    I did have a vaguely similar experience once - I bought a 3 x 15ml minis boxset of Polo fragrances at an airport, the Green was...
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    Re: Gift sets...are they the same juice?

    I've personally never suspected this issue relating to giftsets.

    I'm of a more sceptical mind when it comes to testers, but that's a different matter.
  68. Re: AdP - Colonia & other fragrances from this house

    Echo all of this. I too find Essenza, while ok, to have synthetic-smelling elements. Colonia and Assoluta are arguably the house's two best efforts, though a reflection of its decline is the apparent...
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    Re: Polo Black vs Polo Double Black

    I don't recall finding them all that similar.

    Double Black is my clear preference it were a choice but as others have hinted, there's much better out there so I wouldn't worry too much about...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th October, 2020

    Vetiver '48
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th October, 2020

    Polo
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th September, 2020

    Ditto
  73. Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    Agree. They've way overshot the mark with the volume of new releases & re-brands IMO, since circa 2014. I remember when a new AdP release felt special. Those days are gone...
  74. Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    Leather is a great, more wearable alternative to something like Tuscan Leather too IMO.

    Probably my favourite from the line.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

    Tom Ford Arabian Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th September, 2020

    Brooks Brothers New York Gentlemen.
  77. Re: Which is your Favorite Coffee Fragrance, with decent Longevity?

    It's been a good while since I wore any of my coffee scents, but from memory I'll go with the obvious answer - Pure Coffee.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Byredo Sunday Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th July, 2020

    RL Safari
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    Vintage Tabarome...just a shame it was only 5ml's...
  81. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    The One for men EdP. Finally pulled the trigger in search of a more potent version of the EdT...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Jo Malone (Tea Collection) Sweet Lemon
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    Re: D&G The One EDP Performance.

    Presumably it outperforms the EdT?
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    Re: Naxos vs Tobacco Vanille vs Back To Black

    I own B2B and TV, and don't consider either redundant. There's plenty of space between the two. Neither are cheap though, so budgets may be an issue.

    I personally rate TV well above B2B, although...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Did anyone here ever pick up the 40th anniversary (?) special edition that came in a leather pouch?

    I seem to recall there was some talk on here at the time, but the feeling was that the only...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    Polo Red, White and Blue
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Club
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Polo Blue Sport
  90. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    Zip.
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    I walked away from the last bottle of BdG in Fortnum's in London some years ago...came to my senses fairly quickly & went back, but it had gone.

    Up there with my biggest regrets in the hobby.
  92. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue - which version do you prefer?

    Wearing original Blue edt today. One of the most overlooked scents in my collection - think I've treated it rather unfairly. Am enjoying rediscovering it so far, and I intend to work through those of...
  93. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    This post has reminded me, I found Burberry London a significant disappointment upon purchase too, given the hype. I came to really enjoy it over time, though.

    I honestly don't think anything...
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    Re: What's your 2020 summer vintage rotation?

    Again not on a rotation as such, but I've had vintage Polo out, and Royal Scottish Lavender also springs to mind...
  95. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue - which version do you prefer?

    Yeah, honestly, I've been a little surprised at the lack of Green variants. For years, I hoped a 'Modern Reserve Mk. II' would appear in 2018 but that date came and went. Don't get me wrong, I don't...
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    Re: Dior Homme flanker thread

    Of those I own, I like DH (I have the original, purchased circa 2006) and DHI the most. DHC is pretty good too. DHE is a purchase I could've done without making.
  97. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Body Kouros stands out. It's rare I move on a fragrance I've bought, but this one got the chop...
  98. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue - which version do you prefer?

    I own a few (by no means all) from the Polo Blue line, but mainly for collecting purposes stemming from my affection for RL in general and Polo Green in particular (as my first ever fragrance). It's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    Polo
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    AdP Colonia Vaniglia
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