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  1. How leathery are you willing to get ?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    Leather was what got me into fragrances. I wanted to find a fragrance that smelled like the interior of my car.

    There are several great leather note categories represented by Bel Ami, Tuscan Leather and Royal English Leather. These three are the most popular of their respective "teams", though not necessarily the best.

    Dior Leather Oud, Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie and MPG Parfum d'Habit are the great lone rangers in the leather world.

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  2. Joseph Abboud Black Linen

    Recently try it at MW.
    If you try it, what is your thoughts on it? I found it to be very distinct and pleasant to wear.
    MW describe this:This daring and refined fragrance by Joseph Abboud has top notes of grapefruit and clary sage grounded by bottom notes of exotic Haitian vetiver.

    Eau de toilette
    3.4 fl. oz.
    Made in USA with Foreign Components

    Thank you all
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  3. Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Quote Originally Posted by Mistertaz View Post
    The one fragrance I will never be without...

    Chanel Egoiste.

    Others I would try to always keep in my collection...

    PdE Ambre Russe (Amber)
    HdP Noir Patchouli (Patchouli)
    Dior Privée Leather Oud (Wood)
    TF Noir de Noir (Rose)
    Chanel Sycomore (Vetiver)
    SL Chergui (Tobacco)
    SL Fille en Aiguilles (Pine)
    Amouage Jubilation XXV (Incense)

    Wow... I'm actually impressed I managed to get it down to
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  4. Synthetics vs naturals

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    There's a very real difference between something that SMELLS natural and something that IS natural. Naturals are inferior to high quality synthetics and I will try to explain why.

    A natural ingredient is very complex, so some facets will reflect the beautiful door the relevant note is famous for, while other facets will carry bitterness, earthiness and other elements that the perfumer or the user don't want to be there. High quality synthetics address this problem by separating
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  5. Form follows function

    by , 12th April 2017 at 01:44 AM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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    Who doesn't love a good functional fragrance?

    Anyway, The Eau from NIVEA , pictured above with items in the gift set. I am enjoying the concept aesthetic.The little white tin feels niche ... functional niche in that the packaging is overtly clever and design. As is the round, white ceramic purse spray (?) (30ml) which is appealing and quite thoroughly functional, albeit statementy.
    The scent is a surprisingly well put-together MUGUET ...
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