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    Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    Oh, how I *love* this scent.
    It reminds me of mixing Santal 33 from Le Labo, Amber Absolute along with Pure Malt, and maybe a little LIDGE on the side (minus the grandpa \ dentists office sharp vetiver note that LIDGE has).
    So in short; it's a more masculine version of pure malt with incense and sandalwood.
    Awesome sandalwood and cedar notes in the base.
    Cocoa and Patchouli on the top and mid, very comforting -- they kind of gell with each other in a very symbiotic way.
    The cocoa here is very reminiscent of LIDGE.
    It's a very comforting scent that's for sure.
    I would also advise Mr. Lutens to rename this scent to "pimp juice" -- because seriously, that's what it is.
    One small prob; it doesn't last on me as well as other SL scents do...not sure why this is, maybe I got an old bottle or something.

    15th May, 2012 (Last Edited: 26th May, 2012)

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