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  1. The Oud Game - Wearing Rasikh Oud

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    Rasikh Oud has real Indian oud oil with spicy and vetiver notes. Probably challenging to western noses that have't delved into Indian oud as it is has animalic notes. I also get damp woody notes in this usually associated with Indonesian oud.
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  2. More lesser saints...

    For those wondering what these lesser saints are, I explain it here.

    http://www.basenotes.net/entries/12432-The-lesser-saints-of-my-perfume-temple-Gentlemen-Edition

    http://www.basenotes.net/entries/124...Ladies-Edition

    Only this time I've managed to present them all in a single entry.


    So here are fourteen more of them. Seven for girls and seven for boys. One for each day of the week.



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    Updated 10th August 2015 at 10:35 AM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

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  3. Tom Ford Plum Japonais

    Goes on somewhere between incensey and woody, with a hint of cinnamon and benzoin. As ever with my skin I don't get a lot of wet/fruity plum but an extra squirt gives me a pleasing, well-rounded aura of Something Nice. It's classy and restrained: like breathing in the scent of an antique Chinese incense cabinet, as opposed to being assaulted by the aroma of a hippy shop. Very enjoyable.
  4. How to tame a sa(u)vage...Part 1

    The news hit me with the same severity they hit me everytime I hear that a legendary fragrance must be modernly reinterpreted, no matter what. This time it was Eau Sauvage's turn. As a silent watcher who has seen tenths of magnificent fragrances destroyed for no apparent reason, I thought I knew beforehand all the "arguments" that Dior was going to use. I was wrong. This time the shameless ridicule blew every fuse I had still unblown.
    Here is how Dior explains the reasons of launching
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  5. How to tame a sa(u)vage...Part 2

    But let's also have a look at the oeuvre of the luminary responsible for Eau Sauvage's rejuvenation.
    It's Francois Demachy. Monsieur Demachy's picture should accompany the "workaholic" entry in every encyclopaedia. Or be under "perfume machine", if such a term was included. You see, creating 101 fragrances from 2005 to 2015, with 80 of them made for Dior, is something that must have helped perfumery's diversity a lot. An awful lot. It seems that his exhausting rate of spitting
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