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    Re: Roja Parfums Danger EDP Pour Homme

    Sorry, this is sold. I forgot that this was still here from back then. My apologies.
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    Not even close to Richwood. Not sweet or floral in any regard.
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    Re: Vegas trip (shopping)

    There's a good shop as well in The Cosmopolitan (can't remember the name) that has a good selection of some Amouage, Montale, MFK, and some others. Other than that, Vegas perfume shopping is...
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    Sticky: Re: Backing out of split deals

    Entirely true, it's just for someone who does not want to send things electronically, it's either that or mail a check, which amount to the same level of privacy either way. Without electronic...
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    Sticky: Re: Backing out of split deals

    Another option would be USPS money order. It's slow, and it takes extra time, but at least there's a level of security as you need identification to cash it and only costs something like $0.85 for...
  6. Re: A&F Fierce confidence,has anyone tried it?

    Well, theyve reformulated Fierce a bazillion times, the current one smells nothing like its original formulation when it came out in 2002.
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    Re: Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    PMed you, Tiepolo - let me know if you got it.
  8. Re: Paco Rabanne - Invictus (Underrated, loved by ladies)

    A synthetic mess of chemical-ish notes.
  9. Re: O'driu Peety, La Via del Profumo/AbdesSalaam Attar, Slumberhouse, more, more, more

    Where did you find the Slumberhouse bottles still for $125? As far as I can tell they're all $160 now at all retailers. I'm trying to organize an Ore split elsewhere, and can't find the bottles...
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Rose?

    this
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    Re: Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    Two spots left in Patchouli Absolu
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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    I have to agree. CK has been far more adept at putting out generic crowd pleasers that the old ladies at Macy's can push like wildfire to "Hey Calvin Klein, that's a high end brand!" customers as...
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    Sticky: Re: Backing out of split deals

    Thanks for these updates!
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    Re: MFK Oud fragrances

    The original is quite different from the other three. Cashmere and Velvet are in the same vein - that "stanky" kind of oud, very raw but if you're into that kind of oud, they're great...
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    Sticky: Re: Scammer alert?

    I've known heperd (Jon) on here and through Facebook for a while, he's been doing this for many years now so this is very, very surprising that suddenly he's fallen off the map. I sent him a message...
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    Re: Byredo - Mojave Ghost & Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    Thanks!
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    Re: Byredo - Mojave Ghost & Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    Added new Byredo - Mojave Ghost
  18. Re: Japon Noir vs. Plum Japonais : Too similar to have both?

    Simple answer, no. JN is excellent, excellent juice.
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    Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Both my Black Saffron and Bal D'Afrique bottles smell the same as the samples I'd received before the company shift. Also had not heard they sold a majority stake.
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    Yes, Scentbar is an authorized dealer. All TF scents across the board have been weakened. The bottle you smelled at Bloomingdales may have been older stock. Estee Lauder has watered down the...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    Got you for it, Xavier! I'll be in touch when the release date is closer and I have a more exact date.
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    Re: Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    New Tom Ford added.
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    Re: Tom Ford atomisers

    They're given out when the stores have them available, which isn't always too frequent.
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    Re: ROJA Parfums - Scandal Pour Homme EDP (Update 7/1) [Worldwide]

    None open currently.
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Where are these (lab samples?) available? In Neimans?
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    Re: Osswald New York

    Another plus one for them, excellent service all around every time I've ordered from them. Wonderful people as well.
  27. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    Expensive, but Une Nuit a Doha from SHL 777 is something you should look into trying. Very well done pipe tobacco with a sweet top.
  28. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    Don't buy into the apparent reviews that Mandarino is a Neroli clone, it's not. There's absolutely no neroli or soapiness to be found in it.
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    Re: Tom Ford Costa Azzurra and Mandarino di Amalfi [Worldwide]

    Got you for both! I'll be in touch when they're full and there's a solid release date on them here! Should be later this month.
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    Re: Tom Ford Costa Azzurra and Mandarino di Amalfi [Worldwide]

    New TF releases added
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Worldwide

    Added the SHL 777 split.
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    Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Are you sure you meant to say Splendid Woods and Rose D'Arabie are similar, instead of YSL's Majestic Rose and Rose d'Arabie? Splendid Woods smells nothing like RdA. That said, SW is excellent,...
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    Re: pure malt at macys yesterday

    Demand subsided when they released it permanently and stuck it everywhere.
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - Worldwide

    Tobacco Oud still available. Quality juice here, don't overlook it!
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - Worldwide

    Amber Aoud is full and paid for, no juice is left available. Tobacco Oud is still available.
  36. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    Ha! I had the TF guy at Bloomies there tell me the only difference between Oud Fleur and Tobacco Oud was the swapping of rose and tobacco. I barely held back my laughter.
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    All Roja Parfums prices going up

    EDPs: $285 -> $325
    Extraits: $365 -> $395
    Parfums (Pour Homme/Femme): $435 -> $480
    Aouds: $435 -> $480 for 30 ml and $665 -> for 100 ml
    Absolu Precieux: $990 -> $1,25
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    Re: Roja Amber Aoud, Nuwa, Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - Worldwide

    Updated info.
  39. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    Neither are really that similar to B2B, but both are excellent fragrances. Worth a try for both.
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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    Just an FYI to the OP, Luckyscent does indeed have free shipping, use code MUA. Both stores are solid places from which to order.
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    Re: Roja Amber Aoud & NUWA, Byredo M/Mink, Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - Worldwide

    Added NUWA, Tobacco Oud, M/Mink
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    Re: Roja Parfums Danger EDP Pour Homme

    Added Danger
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    Roja Parfums atomizer problems

    Anyone have any issues with the atomizers on these bottles or have an idea how to fix the following problem?

    My Danger EDP bottle has now twice completely broken. I sent it back to Osswald and...
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    Re: Roja Parfums & Tom Ford Splits - Worldwide

    Updated splits, removed the MFK for now, Danger and Aoud are in process, Musk Aoud, Amber Aoud, and Fetish are available to be had.
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    Re: Roja Parfums & Maison Francis Kurkdjian Splits - Worldwide

    Took down Byredos, added a bunch of Roja Parfums splits.
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    WANTED: Kilian bottles - Empty

    Looking for empty or very little remaining 50 ml bottles of Kilian's Back To Black and Straight To Heaven. Doesn't have to have the coffin, but it'd be nice.
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    Re: Armani Prive - Rose d'Arabie

    Unfortunately not, both are full. I'll be opening different ones soon.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Added MFK Oud Silk and Velvet Mood, and Byredo's Accord Oud and M/Mink.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Flacon - Question

    I've had problems with these recently (and I do go to the gym!) since they've gone to the all rubber interior plug. Try taking a butter knife and wedging it in the crack between the bottle and...
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    Re: Mens fragrance community and groupthink

    So basically, you're just here to find people that agree with your original point and ignore anyone who presents credible reasons why their view of a fragrance, simply because it happens to be the...
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    Re: Armani Prive - Rose d'Arabie

    Opened Kilian's Apple Brandy and MFK's Absolue Pour le Soir.
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    Re: New TV Oud Wood?

    No, the juice is the same.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 New York Patchouli (2013)

    I have to agree, this one, like all of the other New York scents, smells very similar to the others, and is a bit redundant to own imo, if you own one of the others. NY Amber is the best of the...
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    Re: Abercrombie and fitch fierce

    Unless it comes in red packaging and has no lines on the cap, the juice will likely be the same. This is an example: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419VGPYP4EL._SL290_AA290_.jpg

    These are...
  54. Re: Anyone try the "repackaged" Oud Wood by Tom Ford?

    The juice is exactly the same to my nose.
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    Re: Armani Prive - Rose d'Arabie

    Tobacco Oud and Oud Fleur are all set and done - the remaining Oud Fleur splits will be shipped Monday, 11/25.

    Rose d'Arabie opened!
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    Sticky: Re: Post contact requests here

    It did work for me in that someone else saw my request and happened to have the member's email and passed it along to me. But I can see that it wouldn't be helpful for split buyers who don't visit...
  57. Re: Tom Ford Lavender Palm 250ml Chrome Silver Limited Bottle

    You could, and as of yesterday there are no LP bottles, brown or silver, of any kind there as the scent has been discontinued.
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    Atelier Cologne - Rose Anonyme

    200 ml Rose Anonyme bottle with box, 20% full - $50 shipped in the US

    No swaps please.
  59. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Splashfrag, if you're looking for a slot in a Tobacco Oud split, I can help you with that. PM me or email, stevethaw@hotmail.com.
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    Re: Split Info on Tobacco Oud, Oud Fleur, Musc Ravageur, and Jubilation XXV

    Rusteejuxx - Please PM me, I'm collecting payments for the splits of Oud Fleur and Tobacco Oud that you had reserved, and your profile is set to not receive PMs. I need these payments to continue...
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    Sticky: Re: Post contact requests here

    Rusteejuxx - please contact me immediately, I'm collecting payments for my Tobacco Oud and Oud Fleur splits that you had reserved, and I need payment to go forth with the split. Currently, it's not...
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    Re: Anyone interested in spllitting Atelier

    Unfortunately, the Atelier bottles do not cost enough to qualify for a split per Basenotes rules. Gold Leather is excellent juice, though.
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    Re: Split Info on Tobacco Oud, Oud Fleur, Musc Ravageur, and Jubilation XXV

    Yes, it's been in and out of stock online there. I try to avoid buying these flacons online since the tops of the flacon are not completely airtight, and I have heard of a couple of cases of leakage...
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    Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    PLEASE NOTE - This juice is slated to be released in the US in early October, so I would not be collecting money until that point. This is only a pre-reservation. ...
  65. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by fitch256
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    I do not find Noir de Noir and Noir to be similar in any way.
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    Re: Will Creed make me come off as a snob?

    What he said. Only thing I'd add is don't be afraid to say the name of what you're wearing if asked, it's nothing to be shy about. If the person wants to look it up and find out much it costs,...
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    Re: SA tells me about 3 new Ouds by Tom Ford !?

    Yeah, the purples are the Jardin Noirs. I'd heard rumblings a few months back that they were considering axing it. Apparently, they're selling TERRIBLY. I think Cafe Rose is the only one that's...
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    Re: SA tells me about 3 new Ouds by Tom Ford !?

    So, what were the discontinuations she mentioned other than Oud Wood? I really hope it's not more ouds. Enough of this already. At least maybe it will finally spell the end of the atrocity that...
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    Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    Reverie Au Jardin from Tauer. Also great in the longevity department.
  70. Re: Large Bottle Purchase of Tom Ford's Private blend/ Question

    I've also seen 100 ml of Black Violet, and they're now producing 100 ml's of Jasmin Rouge and Neroli Portofino.
  71. Re: Large Bottle Purchase of Tom Ford's Private blend/ Question

    I've never seen a 100 ml IC bottle, they do not produce the 100 ml's for all of the PB's, only the top sellers, of which IC is not one. That said, I've never once had a problem with any of my TF...
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    Re: Best Aventus?

    The endless Aventus threads have made BN virtually unreadable.
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I actually don't like Cashmere and Velvet. Both smell EXTREMELY similar from the two testers I got samples from, and both dry down into this really, really odd musk that I don't like. Silk is...
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    Re: Tom Fords Amber Absolute where to buy?

    re: the cost too much to produce story. I heard the same thing from the fragrance manager at the Neimans I shop at, who explained a bit further was that her theory was that it was too much to...
  75. Re: Got scammed on Aventus...Sent Fresco (Not by anyone here) - Need advice

    what's the fragrantica member's name? maybe notify the mods there too?
  76. Re: Montale 100ml Bottles Are Tiny And Very Light/ What Do you Think ?

    it is 100 ml, ive measured it out before. the bottle itself holds more than 100 ml of liquid too, so it's not full to the top.
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    Re: Bond no 9 New York Amber

    Harrods and NY Amber are indeed identical juices, NY is just a stronger concentration. Other than that, identical. As stated, Amber Absolute and NY Amber are really nothing alike at all.
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    Re: 4ml Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla

    That's an aftermarket roll on sample. Someone bought the roll on vial and just filled it and made their own label. There's a seller on eBay who does this. The font on that label is wrong too,...
  79. Re: Anyone own a LARGE SIZE Tom Ford Private Blend ?

    Oh, TF is quite generous with samples and what not, the rep at my store is by far the most helpful I've run into anywhere, and has been beyond generous. It's that the company does not stock the...
  80. Re: Anyone own a LARGE SIZE Tom Ford Private Blend ?

    They don't do this anymore, at least in the states. Occasionally, they stock the stores with atomizers, but it's rare and they run out extraordinarily fast. While it would seem like it might be...
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    Re: How many sprays? Bond No. 9 Edition

    Of the ones listed by the OP, the only ones I'd be careful with overspraying are NY Amber and Success Is a Job In NY.
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    Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    You're describing "that Bond smell" that seems to exist in 95% of their juices. It is that odd fruit/musk/floral combination you describe that tends to royally suck.
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    Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    Hamptons - 1
    Chinatown - 2
    Cooper Square - 4
    Bleecker Street 3
    Little Italy - 2
    Coney Island - 4
    Wall Street - 2
    New Haarlem - 4
    Chez Bond - 2
    Riverside Drive - 2
  84. Re: MiN website/ Killian discontinued (and weird note)

    Did Kilian go exclusive to Bergdorf in the NYC?
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    Re: perfume oil concentrations

    Here's a good explanation: http://www.gildedlife.com/2010/08/what-is-the-difference-between-eau-de-parfum-and-eau-de-toilette-in-perfumes-and-colognes/ It doesn't give specifics for EDT, but...
  86. Re: New MFK releases. 5 new Absolue versions, but there's a pricey catch...

    Price for EACH absolue 6.7 oz is $1,500? If so, ridiculous. EDT is $2.35/ml, Absolue (assume to be EDP?) is $7.50? Nope.
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    Re: MFK releasing 3 new fragrances in April 2013

    ugh, more oud?
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    Re: Worldwide - 1 Million, Polo Blue

    Removed sold.
  89. Re: 1 Million Absolutely Gold vs 1 Million Original?

    1 Million AG is pure perfume, not EDP. I find it to be quite similar to the original, but a more smooth around the edges version of it. I don't see owning both as necessary because they're really...
  90. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by fitch256
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    I do not get any similarity at all between NdN and Noir.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    There must be different batches of this as there is absolutely no way anyone could smell the tester I sampled and not think it's the same as A*Men. They were literally identical, to the point I had...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Either Marshalls Back Bay, or the Marshalls/TJMaxx at Downtown Xing. Hit or miss at both sites but if I were betting on it, I'd put money on the better selection at Back Bay.
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    Re: Eau d'Epices Update

    This has been the only stinker I've run into so far from his house, smells like Pez to my nose.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Saw two Mugler Angel Liqeuer du Parfums for $50 a piece.
  95. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - which ones are worth trying?

    Amyris is a good one, worth a try. What alfarom said is a good list, though I'm not an AU fan myself. Don't waste your time with the Colognes, go for the Absolues of both for sure. And Lumiere...
  96. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by fitch256
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    I'd be very interested in an Extreme version. Were you saying the sticker price on the supposed extreme is 85 for 50 ml?
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    Re: C'mon Basenotes!

    I've been posting on quite a few free forums for many years, and none have had the lengthy server issues that this one has had, nothing even close. I've considered becoming a supporting member, but...
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    Re: Tommy Hilfiger Freedom (2012)

    Notes: zzzzzzzzzz

    I'll sniff it if I run into it, but I'm imagining citrus/aquatic/slightly herbal blah. They took a nice step with Loud but seem to have regressed back into the doldrums of...
  99. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by fitch256
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Ahhhhh, now your comments make sense, especially since Black Orchid is technically women's perfume :P.
  100. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by fitch256
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Maybe we're smelling two different things, you sure you're not talking about noir de noir? I cannot fathom any interpretation of noir as old or middle aged woman perfume. There's civet in it! If...
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