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    Re: Fragrances Longevity - how many hours?

    It's such a lovely scent. I especially enjoy wearing it as a nighttime scent.

    Longest for me:

    Gucci Guilty Absolute: 12-14 hours (with a wonderful skin scent)
    HDP 1725: 14 hours plus -- I...
  2. Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    I like Orca, too. Still, though, Black No. 1 and Destrier are the only HoM scents that have shouted out at me. I really haven't cared for any of their other frags I've sampled, like Bittersweet...
  3. Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    Yes, well, it helps to be on the mailing list. Which I am now. :)
  4. Re: anyone have perfumes seized by CBSA/Canada post when ordering to canada?

    I can tell you that UPS' tracking system isn't transparent and isn't very honest. I bought some frags from a fellow Basenoter here a few months ago, and he shipped with them. I tracked it across the...
  5. Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    This a great opportunity to buy Black No. 1, though. I haven't seen it on sale before.
  6. Re: Roja Dove Burlington 1819 available online from 5pm today

    ...to each and every customer!

    Perhaps the siren call of the cash register overcame any attempt to maintain an air of "exclusivity". Never mind, though -- it's a lovely scent, and it's nice that...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    You bat me to it! I should have been quicker, but my sloth slowed me down. ;)
  8. Re: (US) TF PLUM JAPONAIS, TOBACCO OUD, RIVE D'AMBRE, VENETIAN BERGAMOT 100ml - $110 SHIPPED

    Plum Japonais is very nice, isn't it? I'm glad that I sprung for a decant of this.
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Zoologist pun? :)

    I just received a sample of Koala today. It's a very nice eucalyptus/floral/tea scent, but I think that the 11mL travel spray would be a more prudent purchase than a full 60mL...
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    Re: Sampling spree......

    I find Creed samples (and I'm including official carded samples here) to be quite tricky. For some reason, I often don't get very good performance from them, and find that they're not necessarily...
  11. Re: Costco: Good Deal on Creed Flacons Right Now

    Those are outstanding prices! Too bad Costco Canada haven't followed suit...
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    Re: The Official Tom Ford Fragrance Thread

    Shanghai Lily's gone up for sale at Fragrancebuy for $219 CAD/50mL. They're certainly selling off some TF stock at good prices these days.
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    Re: Do any frag have a plastic smell?

    West Fifth's Vintage Leather smells like a beach ball with notes of superglue.
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    Re: The Official Tom Ford Fragrance Thread

    I second that! Oud Minerale is fantastic. I'm very happy that I decided to pick up a full bottle of this while it was still somewhat widely available.
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    Re: The Official Tom Ford Fragrance Thread

    Noir Anthracite is pretty good, and especially if you like the drier, darker, and more bitter side of TF Oud line. I don't find it to be particularly sophisticated or well-rounded, though -- it's...
  16. Re: Two new Tom Fords! Bitter Peach & Tubéreuse Nue

    For the fence-sitters out there, it appears that Fragrancebuy have just received a new shipment of Tobacco Oud Intense: at $169 CAD for 50 mL, that's not a bad price at all.
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    Re: The Official Tom Ford Fragrance Thread

    I just picked up about 25 mL of Moss Breches from someone on this site. It's a very lovely mossy, spicy, and green scent, but longevity is a bit of a problem. I wore it about today, and it sort of...
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    Re: Tsvga Parfvms

    Well he does pronounce it as "Soo-ga" in one of his videos, and I guess it's close enough to how we pronounce the Latin in English these days, so I'll go with that. I took a look through his perfume...
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    Re: Worst Office fragrance ?

    The best approach. I also do not spray fragrances around the office like Febreez, as some of my colleagues do, in order to eliminate bad odours.
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    I bought a bottle after going through two different samples. I can see why not everyone would either want or like Rhinoceros, but it's a nice, straightforward leather scent with few distractions....
  21. Re: Creed Private Collection mistake shipment

    Just checked; there is. :)

    I'm just happy that I don't have to return this -- courier services are becoming unreliable in my area.
  22. Re: Creed Private Collection mistake shipment

    Thank you both. I was going to try to send it back if it wasn’t, as I didn’t want another buyer to be out of a frag.
  23. Creed Private Collection mistake shipment

    I recently ordered a flacon of Acier Aluminum from the Creed Boutique...and just received this. Is there any way to tell what I received without opening up the bottle? The bottom of the box lists...
  24. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    I am always open to a frank and thoughtful discussion about fragrances if that is what you are seeking. I simply see no reason to take offense by the fact that I choose to wear a fragrance outside of...
  25. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Oh, brother. I'll simply agree to disagree with you what exactly it is that you think I "understand" and how "open" my mind is and leave it at that.
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    Re: Smell of plastic Halloween Masks

    I immediately went to look at Demeter's offerings. How about Play-doh? Perhaps that could work.
  27. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    I'm not sure why people bother with these arbitrary seasonal classifications in any case. I wear GIT many times during the winter (it smells like spring!) and certainly wear "winter" scents in the...
  28. Re: Two new Tom Fords! Bitter Peach & Tubéreuse Nue

    Not worth the price of losing Oud Wood Intense.
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    Re: La Curie Geist

    I'm really enjoying the drydown on Geist. It's very spruce forest.
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    La Curie Geist

    Does anyone wear this? I've just tried a sample that I received with another order, and it has a nice, woodsy, mossy scent, although the eucalyptus (sorry, but this doesn't smell like "black hemlock"...
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    Re: creed with no batch code

    Pictures?
  32. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    1725 Casanova. Edited, because I was too hasty in my initial judgment. The drydown is very nice on this one.
  33. Re: What fragrances have made you feel you reached what you were searching for on your journey?

    When I first sprayed this one on, I thought was a nice cousin to Terre d'Hermes...but good god the drydown and skin scent is just gorgeous. It's pretty close to perfection.

    I haven't yet been...
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    Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Absolutely. I'm just curious if people actually have suffered adverse reactions from fakes, or if it's all hearsay from friends-of-friends and the like.
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    Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Has anyone had an adverse reaction after using a fake?
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    Re: What should I buy next

    Okay -- who, upon reading this, went immediately to OP's wardrobe looking for Patou pour Homme? (raises hand).

    Get something from Matt Meleg. He's distinctive (as are his frags) and he will...
  37. Re: Fragrances for a hoodie and jeans type of guy

    Seriously. Is this another "Perfume of Innocence" thread?
  38. Re: A visual comparison of real vs fake Acqua Di Gio

    This is three years late, and it doesn't appear that ozgq has stuck around, but I'll state this anyway: the OP's approach is correct. Ignoring the problem or simply "dealing with the seller" is not.
  39. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    TF Beau de Jour. It keeps crossing the line between being wearable and unbearable for me. I don't like it on my skin for many of the same reasons that Invasions Barbare does not work -- the scent is...
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    Re: Creed Boutique: Acier Aluminum

    I fully expect that it's the type of scent that will take a few wears, under different atmospheric conditions, to begin to like (if not appreciate). I can work with rotten fruit if it's got a '70s...
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    Even if a fragrance remains chemically stable (and I still think it be close to impossible to stop ongoing chemical reactions), I know that my sense of smell changes -- has changed -- at times over...
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    Re: Creed Boutique: Acier Aluminum

    Sounds enticing! My order is still stuck at the border. I've gone the full fruit bowl with Creed's men fragrances (Aventus; Neroli Sauvage), so this is going to be an interesting addition.
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    Okay, I've read though this entire thread, and here' s my question for all you purists: how exactly can you legitimately determine if there are real differences between the original release and...
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    No "vaulted" frags making any lists?
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    Re: Angélique Encens

    Has anyone bought this from the Creed boutique at the grotesque price they are currently asking for it?
  46. Re: The Beginner-to-Intermediate '3 fragrance Pack'...with *NO REPEATS*

    I was going to assume that the Imaginary Enthusiast's collection must already include Green Irish Tweed, because that's like the default setting for any collection. But then the OP stated that the...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Completely agree, although I do get the smoke. I just gave myself two spritzes (it's excellent at night for me), and it smells like dessert. If anything, I get top notes of spicy and smoky old...
  48. Re: What's Your Current Scent Kept in The Car?

    Okay, enquiring minds and all that: what the heck is a big bum bag, and how or why would one put fragrances in it?
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    Re: What perfume to wear on a date(day)

    TF Noir Extreme is very Date Night to me.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Bumping this fabulous thread in honour of my latest Creed purchase. It really should be miniaturized, printed out, and included in an insert in every one of their bottles.
  51. Re: Creed's ranking of their best selling fragrances.

    Yes, I just heard the same thing from them, although they apparently weren't as delighted to hear about my interest in the line. I followed up by asking them if they plan to "unvault" some...
  52. Re: What's with the vaulted Creeds coming up for sale right now?

    Creed e-mailed me back today: Vetiver Geranium has not been vaulted, but there will be delays in replenishing stock "due to the pandemic". Royal English Leather has been vaulted and is not,...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    ...or perhaps test it now, when available, instead of being left to forever wonder if it was that one scent which could have completed your wardrobe?

    I bought a sample.
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    That's good to keep in mind. The only scents I find to be personally challenging for my skin all have spicy/sweet notes, such as Spicebomb and Invasion Barbare. I quite like the metallics and harsher...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    Okay, you two have convinced me -- no blind buys of this one. I'd still like to hear more, though -- one reviewer described it as evoking a "frozen Canadian beach", which is quite compelling. Is it...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    No, actually. I was actually going to buy Zoologist Squid as my next buy, and then was distracted by Armani Prive Oud Royale, but then remembered that Oud Minerale was leaving us...

    A happy...
  57. Re: What's Your Current Scent Kept in The Car?

    At what temperature do frags freeze? It routinely goes below -40c here in winter, and you 'd think (at the very least) that the nozzle would seize if I kept it in the car. I don't have a heated...
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    Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    I'm debating with myself over the decision to grab this one before it's gone for good from the stores. What's the general consensus in retrospect? I generally enjoy the Tom Ford frags that I've...
  59. Re: What's Your Current Scent Kept in The Car?

    Wouldn't the heat of summer quickly destroy a frag kept in a car? It routinely reaches in excess of forty or fifty degrees in the interior of mine even here in northern Canada during July and August.
  60. Re: What's with the vaulted Creeds coming up for sale right now?

    But wouldn't they already be from many years past? I can't imagine that they'd find it all economical to brew up a new batch of, say, fifty bottles of Acier Aluminum and then quietly list them for...
  61. Re: What's with the vaulted Creeds coming up for sale right now?

    Interesting. I'd love to see them try to make some quick cash by "unvaulting" Royal English Leather and Green Valley.
  62. What's with the vaulted Creeds coming up for sale right now?

    Flacons of Acier Aluminium popped up for sale for a day or two on the Creed website, and I see that previously "vaulted" frags Vanisia and Fleurs de Bulgarie are available in a very few places right...
  63. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Let's make it a challenge! I spritzed myself with Guilty Absolute fifteen times today, but that was throughout the day. Does refreshening a scent count? I primarily do it for the skin scent, which is...
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    Er, what do they bottle? Curious about this.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    Ugh, most frag names are so incredibly pretentious. I love Le Labo's approach: a number and a description. So simple and straightforward! I'd probably buy some of their scents if they weren't so...
  66. Re: Creed's ranking of their best selling fragrances.

    From the Boutique dos Relogios website: "...this [Vetiver Geranium] piece has been discontinued." Hmm...
  67. Fleurs de Bulgarie in stock Fragrancebuy

    $139 CAD /75 mL right now. Also: Vanisia in stock at FragranceX.
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    Re: Creed Boutique: Acier Aluminum

    I did the same thing. I'm not sure if Creed considers this frag to be "vaulted", as they seem to offer it up for sale, in limited quantities, every few years (at least based on reports from members...
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    Re: Acier Aluminum redux

    I visit the Creed site once or twice a week, and don't recall seeing Acier Aluminum otherwise having been listed for sale in the past year-and-a-half that I've browsed the site. Those flacons must...
  70. Re: Creed's ranking of their best selling fragrances.

    I'm just wondering if Vetiver Geranium is about to be "vaulted". It's listed as out of stock on their website, which would seem to be strange if it's still in production.
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    Re: Creed Boutique: Acier Aluminum

    Now listed as sold out. I wonder how many flacons they had available?
  72. Re: Creed's ranking of their best selling fragrances.

    Bumping due to curiosity if actual sales numbers are known -- or even a rough estimate is possible. Creed certainly now have a "best sellers" list, and the entries on that look plausible, especially...
  73. Re: Vintage-freak Thinking Of Venturing Into Creeds. Wait, What?!

    I haven't found a Creed that I've actively disliked -- they're so easy to wear!

    GIT was my first Creed purchase, still my favourite Creed frag, and definitely one of my top three all-around picks....
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    The big question, fifty-six pages later: are his frags any good?
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    I'm somewhat surprised that there isn't more support here for Zoologist Rhinoceros. It's just a nice, straightforward and powerful leather with muted floral notes. I really dislike florals and fruity...
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    Creed Boutique: Acier Aluminum

    Just noticed that 250 mL is going for USD $355.
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    Re: Acier Aluminum redux

    250mL available now on the Creed website for $355. Seems like a deal...
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    I'm going to echo previous comments here and agree that Matt is, indeed, a very nice guy. He made a sample of Birch Tar & Russian Leather much smokier upon request, and I love to see that type of...
  79. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    I love the way that Green Irish Tweed is often cited to be overrated...and yet consistently turns up on these "best of" lists.

    1. Oud Wood Intense
    2. Green Irish Tweed (or its close cousin,...
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    Re: The ones that got away

    Nothing for me right now, but if we revisit this thread in a year I'll probably be whining about the fact that I didn't pick up a bottle of Tobacco Oud Intense when I had the chance. I just don't...
  81. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    Thanks for the explanation. My bottle just arrived, and I surprised how gentle it was given the wide variety of responses that I've seen on this site. Then again, perhaps it's just better suited to a...
  82. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    Why is this one supposed to be "challenging"?
  83. Re: Masculine summer fragrance recommendations

    Creed Original Vetiver. Lovely stuff.
  84. Re: What are the most fun-smelling fragrances in your opinion?

    This is a great choice. It's certainly always in "party" mode, which is one reason why I don't wear it much (at all) at work. Virgin Island Water is a more relaxed "fun" scent that makes me see why...
  85. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    I just did the same with OWI. I just don't want to start being miserly with my sprays of this, so I'll have to start wearing my other frags more. Ugh.
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lalique Encre Noire a l'Extreme, which is much nicer than Encre Noire (which smells like bactine).
  87. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    This thread should be made a sticky. Or perhaps there should be a thread discussing all the discontinued frags of 2020 in a sticky.
  88. Re: great smells that you remember as a kid

    The smell of jasmine and kerosene lamps at night. The ocean.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Neroli, Brian Eno
    Creed, Neroli Sauvage
    Orange Nyquil
  90. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    My go to is Fragrancebuy, which tends to be even cheaper for the TF stuff for Canadian shoppers (and that is the case right now). Shoot, I just bought a bottle of London -- didn't expect to be making...
  91. Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    Well, thanks for the heads-up. I just purchased my first bottle of Oud Wood Intense two weeks ago...and have a feeling I'm going to follow up with purchase of a second bottle very, very shortly. Noir...
  92. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Gucci Guilty Absolute. And I will again tonight! It's a fabulous bedtime scent.
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    Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    Guilty! Absolutely. :coolold:
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    Re: Does size matter? ... 50ml or 100ml?

    Do you overspray or not? I tore through a small bottle of GIT pretty quickly, so had to move up in size. Still under ten bottles total, though, as I'm not going to buy a bottle of any size if I...
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    Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    What the heck is a "serious" fragrance? In this thread, I've seen the term "serious" equated with profession, professional settings, general machismo, and Dracula. Perhaps I'm just not understanding...
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tauer Lonestar Memories (thanks for the decant, strifeknot!). I'm getting rootbeer and cherry cough syrup, but no smokiness. Meh.
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    Re: Must have Creeds?

    VIW always smells a bit like salad to me. It's very nice, but I just get a lingering note of avocado whenever I wear it, and immediately think "lunchtime!"
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    Re: Must have Creeds?

    Do vaulted frags ever come back?
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    Re: Must have Creeds?

    No need for any subterfuge! You'll have plenty of people fighting for it here. Hint: please tell your friends to gift you a bottle of vintage Tabarome. :)
  100. Re: Can Incense and Leather fragrances be versatile?

    Eh, I wore Zoologist Rhinoceros to work today. One of the assistants took a sniff and told me "David, I don't like that!". I shrugged and smiled. Whatever! I think leather is a perfectly fine scent...
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