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Mahatma Jawndi
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I'm 100% sure it is fake now. I think they used some watered down cologne. All of the text is missing from the bottle, it is completely matte and appears painted. Unfortunate. The seller had pretty good ratings.
I don't know if that's fake, but Creed does disappear quickly, compared to fragrances of the same concentration, and (tbh) many smell like watered down colognes. And the packaging is unusually bad for the price point. Boxes are flimsy, caps aren't that sturdy.

It's also not that hard to copy fragrances. I assume Dua has near exact copies of most popular Creeds. It would probably be hard to tell a fake from an original Creed on scent alone, esp since their batches vary so much.
 

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I don't know if that's fake, but Creed does disappear quickly, compared to fragrances of the same concentration, and (tbh) many smell like watered down colognes. And the packaging is unusually bad for the price point. Boxes are flimsy, caps aren't that sturdy.

It's also not that hard to copy fragrances. I assume Dua has near exact copies of most popular Creeds. It would probably be hard to tell a fake from an original Creed on scent alone, esp since their batches vary so much.
There are a few things though that seem to be a dead giveaway:
1. The painted bottle. Black paint rubbed off on my fingers, and there is black paint on the interior of the box.
2. You can see the liquid through the bottle.
3. There is no writing on the bottle, such as the fragrance name on the bottom front of the bottle.
4. The brass sprayer. That should be black.
5. There was no Creed insert about Oliver Creed in the package.

I watched a video by a Creed boutique rep going through common fake bottles, and this hits all of the ones above that he called out.
 

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Terrible fake, at least based on what you posted above and my GIT has good to very good longevity.
 

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GIT lasts forever on my skin, so if it disappears quickly it's probably a fake (in addition to the other factors you mentioned). Fragrancenet is a good online source for the real deal at less-than-AD prices. If you don't care about the packaging, Basenotes splits are good as well.
 

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Maison Margiela's Jazz Club today. This is sweet and slightly fruity, with a bunch of masculine notes at the base. The opening has lemon and neroli; mid and base have tobacco leaf, rum, clary sage, vanilla bean, and a hint of vetiver. I'm not sure how this is supposed to smell like a jazz club, but to the degree it does, it's something like the afterhours. The lemon note hints at a disinefectant cleaner, tobacco hovers in the air, and the rum smells like it's been spilled across a metal table. It's a nice enough scent, but maybe better as a candle. And I wish the fragrance was more evocative of the mood of a jazz club, which this has no real hints of. A bit screechy, slightly metallic, and has the kind of mascauline-note combo that you'd expect in an aftershave.
 

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Today I am wearing Dunhill Icon. It's another one of their updated barbershop type of classic masculine scents, but this one has a relatively sharp / bitter start (neroli and pepper) which then is smoothed out with lavender and something a bit herbal, before finally giving way to a mossy-vetiver with incense (presumably oud) and a iris that comes to the fore more and more as it dries down.
 

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Eau de Patou (vintage) today... a classic "eau," but in the original Patou vibe by Jean Kerleo. So nice... it adds a lot of wonderful oakmoss and civet to the usual citrus "eau." I do NOT recommend buying vintage blind... so many have the top notes OFF. But, if you find it fresh or well preserved, it's a great unisex treat.
 

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Looking for recommendations based on what I already like. Perhaps there is a common denominator.

Byredo 1996
Amouage Myths Man
By Kilian Straight to Heaven
Helmut Lang Cuiron
Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack
 

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Mons. de Givenchy, vintage. beautiful masculine chypre
Yeah, this is a great fragrance which has been in the shadow of Chanel Pour Monsieur over the decades. I’m glad I own a bottle because the oak moss is amazing in this one.
 

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Sample of Amouage's Reflection Man today - this isn't really like anything else I've tried from the company. It's restrained, even a bit boring. It's pretty much a floral with some citrus on the opening... I've seen some people describing the opening as bitter, but I think they've just been reading the list of ingredients rather than actually paying attention to how it smells on the skin - there appears to be a lot of bullshit in scent reviews just as there is in wine tasting. It's not remotely bitter. It gradually gets more and more powdery and there's a bit of a woody vanilla (and something else a bit artificial and I'm not sure what it is) in the dry-down but it doesn't dominate. It's a well-done modern tribute to the barbershop, but it doesn't do this any better than a lot of other scents like it (almost anything from Dunhill, for example, who specialize in this kind of thing) and it has no real distinguishing element. Maybe that's what it's supposed to do, stay in the background, be polite, not push itself forward at all, but I like my scents to have at least something interesting about them.
 

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Looking for recommendations based on what I already like. Perhaps there is a common denominator.

Byredo 1996
Amouage Myths Man
By Kilian Straight to Heaven
Helmut Lang Cuiron
Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack
I don't know the first two. StH, I sampled that and recall it vaguely as a sweetish tobacco-amber concoction, does that sound right? If so, have you tried Slumberhouse Jeke?

Your last two listed are wonderful scents, non-traditional leathers. If you haven't already done so, you ought to sample all of Bruno Fazzolari's things. Some of them are Out There, but 3 stand out to me: Feu Secret (iris, eucalyptus and pepper), Au Dela Narcisse (a modern take on the classic floral chypre genre featuring a beautiful narcissus absolute, and oakmoss) and Five (futuristic beach scent).

Cuiron, like Lampblack, is sui generis. You can try loads of leathers--a great genre--but none combine the fruity notes to leather as this one does. Serge L Daim Blond? Same idea I guess, not nearly as good, imho. Since I can't think of a similar combination of notes, I'd encourage you to try the two other pillars of the HL line, Eau de Cologne and Eau de Parfum. Both understated gems by Maurice Roucel. EDC is, along with Cuiron, a personal favorite.

Roucel, Fazzolari, Josh Lobb. Mentioned all of my favorite noses. hope this is helpful.

I'm ready for spring and so am wearing greens and florals. Today's green is vintage Houbigant Monsieur Musk. Greenery, oakmoss and musk. Simple and yummy. Cheap.
 

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Piotr Czarnecki's Shihan today. Coffee, incense, whisky, tobacco, amber, and cinnamon. Very warm, boozy, and opulent. I really like it, but not 100% sure how I feel about that cinnamon note. Sometimes it feels like it dominates everything else.
 

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I've been away from this thread for a while, mainly because I've been super busy. I've tried a lot of new scents, though, and I'll try to describe some of them soon.

Today I'm wearing TF Arabian Wood, which has long been a favorite of mine.
 

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