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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnDs2V10wYc

    Oh dear!
  2. Re: 20% Off Rogue Perfumery Fragrances - 1 Day Only???

    Excellent blind-buy. Any more discounts coming?
  3. Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    Hopefully, the same thing that will happen to Burberry et.al
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    Re: Amouage question: Made in Oman/U.K.

    My Beach Hut Man is made in the UK and projects like a monster.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I have to somewhat agree with this, there are so many better fragrances for a similar price or less.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I get lemon from the initial spray. Maybe it is your own sense of smell or/and your skin chemistry.
  7. Re: Crystal Ball----- Future value of a fragrance

    I agree with the sentiments of The_Cologneist and it's not something that I would do myself but the analogy with water in the time of a natural disaster is incorrect. Fragrance is not an essential...
  8. Thread: Oman Luxury

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    Re: Oman Luxury

    No.

    Their prices in Oman are vastly cheaper than everywhere else. Looks like they are also following a similar trend to other Arab houses with the periodical 40% and 50% off thing, especially...
  9. Re: Crystal Ball----- Future value of a fragrance

    Some naturals like wild oud oil and Mysore sandalwood are likely to go up in price. Dior Homme Parfum price has almost doubled in the space of two years. Anything Areej le Dore and Bortnikoff makes...
  10. Re: Some perfumes that celebrities are wearing

    Heard good things about this house from a friend that tested their fragrances, I'll be sampling soon.
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    Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    You can get it in the UK for around Ł70 in some places :

    https://tawakkalperfumes.co.uk/la-yuqawam-homme-75ml-edp-spray-3520-p.asp
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    Try Exaltatum's Ruby Wood as well. It has a strange and unique sparkle to it that I have not smelled anywhere else.
  13. Some perfumes that celebrities are wearing

    https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/fragrance/g22099334/perfumes-celebrities-really-wear/

    A few surprises here.
  14. Thread: Oman Luxury

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    Re: Oman Luxury

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fake Givenchy Xeryus 25ml ?

    It has been in production for over 3 decades, so it is difficult to tell.
  16. Thread: Oman Luxury

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    Re: Oman Luxury

    Making some samples would be a nice idea.
  17. Re: Get 5 free samples (Discovery Set) when you buy FB(s) at Tauer perfumes

    He recently updated his website explaining the complications surrounding shipping to each country:

    https://tauerperfumes.com/blog/2019/07/29/an-update-about-shipping/
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    Poll: Re: Widian Liwa or London?

    I've not tried either of them but will definitely be buying at least one of them soon. Anything that smells feminine is a big no for me.
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    Re: Fake Burberry London 100ml?

    I think the code should be 2019, they probably refresh every ten years and the algorithm did not recognise it.
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    Poll: Widian Liwa or London?

    Widian Liwa or London?
  21. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    Always keep the box. Sometimes they have useful information on them. Also, if you want to sell the fragrance, you can post it in the original box (a requirement in the UK).
  22. Re: How long does it take you to finish a bottle of ur signature scent

    Don't have a signature scent but have finished many bottles over the course of roughly a year to two years depending on bottle size.
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    I agree with this, you can't copy a fragrance 100% unless you have the exact same ingredients and exact same formula. I have yet to come across a clone that is 100% the same as the original, usually,...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    This is even better than TL imo. Stellar performance but just behind the 24hr longevity of TL!
  25. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Oud Maximus and Oudh Infini are great oud fragrances. Try Al-Khat by Xerjoff, you can get it discounted quite easily. The Rasasi Boruzz line is fairly inexpensive and a good option. Tauer's L'oudh is...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    WFTL have done critical reviews before. Their uniqueness and authenticity is what is appealing to me even if I don't necessarily agree with their taste in fragrances. They are older men and have...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    OE2 is a fantastic fragrance imo. I did not like it at first, but the more I wore it, the more it grew on me and I realised the complexity of it. It's definitely not a crowd pleaser and any more than...
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    Re: Best citrus oud niche fragrance?

    +1 for FDB Oud Bleu Intense. It does not get much better than this, London Oud is another good option. These are fairly expensive though. Another option is Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot Rich Extrait.
  29. Re: Michael Jackson's Fragrance Collection (Complete List)

    What surprises me here and with other celebrities is the $50 scents that appear on the list. You have all the money in the world and buy Joop.
  30. Re: Michael Jackson's Fragrance Collection (Complete List)

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Tuvach-/Jungle-Gardenia-15460.html
  31. Re: Men fresh fragrances with high performance ??

    Ahh, the Holy Grail, a good fresh fragrance that lasts the whole day. I'm surprised you did not find Versace Dylan Blue fresh, it's cheap and synthetic but still in the fresh category imo.
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    Br540
  33. Re: Which Maison Francis Kurkdjian cologne sample is this?

    I was going to say exactly the same thing. Amyris Homme might be a better guess though, if described as 'masculine'.
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    Wafts from the Lofts - Quintessentially English
    Perfume Guru/Exotic Scents - Best for Middle Eastern fragrances
    Redolessence - To the point and sincere
    Cubaknow - Down to earth, very crass, but...
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    Re: Favorite "fresh fougere?"

    Amouage Beach Hut Man
  36. Re: "Its some Muslim holy oil I dont even read the bottle."

    There's no such thing as "Muslim Holy Oil" but maybe it was natural oud oil?
  37. Re: Strongest projecting niche fragrances in 2019 ? (excluding Amouage / Montale )

    MFK Oud Satin Mood Extrait is crazy beast mode.
    ALD Ottoman Empire 2
    Jovoy Private Label
    Arabian Oud Kalemat Black (should come with a warning label)
  38. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    50ml/60ml
  39. Re: Festival coming up - Which sample should i try?

    Mefisto
  40. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Seems like this is only available in the US, is it a trial run or limited edition?
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    I think the Parfum contains ambroxan which can cause olfactory fatigue, you think that it has disappeared and then hours later it hits you. In any case, it does not have massive projection like most...
  42. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 extrait parfum quality

    Check out the numerous posts with "particles floating in fragrance/perfume" in the title
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    Imperial Oud 20% discount EID20

    Use the code EID20 at the checkout for 20% discount, minimum purchase is $150.

    www.imperialoud.com
  44. Re: Are any of the men's Jimmy Choo's worth owning?

    I got excellent longevity from Man Intense, which is rare for my skin. Projection was okay too, I wouldn't recommend any of the others.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Zoologist, ironically, avoid using animal products in their fragrances. So, no real ambergris.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Was that a squid pun?
  47. Re: Can you guys tell if this is a counterfeit BR540?

    Yeah, the shape of the bottle and the atomiser were wrong. It's a good attempt though, even had a few BNers duped. Glad it got sorted for you.

    BTW, you can get 6 samples directly from MFK in...
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    Re: Widian/AJ Arabia

    Any opinions on the latest releases, Liwa, Delma, Gold 2, London?
  49. Thread: Vintage Axe

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    Re: Vintage Axe

    This is the most hilarious thing I've seen all week :laugh::laugh:
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    Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    Creed are ridiculously overcharging consumers whilst decreasing in quality and potency year by year.

    Mancera and Montale are very affordable, Amouage is worth it and you can find a lot of their...
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    Re: Most Pleasant Rare Fragrances?

    A lot of people are wearing BR540 now. Try Liwa by Widian.
  52. Thread: Grand soir

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    Re: Grand soir

    Very interesting. I remember ordering the first batches from MFK in France when it first got released, the performance was almost beastly and the colour was a dark amber. The recent samples that I...
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    Re: What Roja Dove would you recommend?

    Try Fetish. Very manly and very potent making it great value for money, two sprays is enough for an entire day.
  54. Thread: Grand soir

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    Re: Grand soir

    This is a really weird colour that I've never seen before. That has to be a fake.

    The darker colour has nothing to do with ageing, the first releases were noticeably darker in colour with good...
  55. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Every Aventus clone, Dua, Al-Haramain, Parfums Vintage.
    Amouage Lyric Man
    Bulgari Man in Black
    Armani Code Profumo
    Nishane Hacivat

    For either not liking the fragrance or finding it overpriced.
  56. Re: Does the nose know?....... & other dilemmas

    1. I purchase it based on whether I enjoy the fragrance or not, I'm not really overly concerned with what others think. I have received many compliments with Amouage Beach Hut Man and I also love it...
  57. Thread: Grand soir

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    Re: Grand soir

    I testify totally to this. Either it has been reformualted or the batch is not a good one. Wish I had purchased a full bottle or two when it was first released now.
  58. Re: 50% off House of Matriarch this week using the code FRIENDS

    Kazimi and Orca are the best offerings but they are all pretty good.
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Yeah. 5 euros on top of 500 doesn't hurt!
  60. 50% off House of Matriarch this week using the code FRIENDS

    50% off House of Matriarch this week using the code FRIENDS.

    https://www.matriarch.biz/
  61. Thread: Masterpiece

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    Re: Masterpiece

    Maybe we could say that it must:

    a) Be able to stand the test of time.
    b) Receive praise from at least the majority of critics.
    c) Stand out from other fragrances.

    What do you think? Or...
  62. Thread: Masterpiece

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    Re: Masterpiece

    In modern use, a masterpiece is a creation in any area of the arts that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career or to a work of...
  63. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    In no order:

    FDB Sahraa Oud
    House of Matriarch Kazimi
    Amouage Interlude Man
    Roja UAE
    MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait

    There are number of nameless natural wild ouds that I had over a decade...
  64. Thread: Masterpiece

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    Masterpiece

    The word masterpiece is a contentious label that gets used in varying degrees by people in the fragrance community. The question is: "What constitutes a masterpiece?" and "Is there any objective...
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    20% Bloom Perfumery UK 🇬🇧

    20% of Bloom Perfumery for their 7 year anniversary with the code BLOOM7.

    https://bloomperfume.co.uk/collections/all-products
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    Anything around the 8-hour mark is good for me. Interlude is too long, not giving you a chance to wear anything else on the same day. Xerjoff Richwood is a good one for me.
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    Re: Sleep and Olfactory Fatigue

    It happens to me. I think it is due to the drop of body temparature when sleeping and the lack of movement/friction at during the night.
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    Re: Best affordable introduction to oud oils

    I think this is an affordable introduction to oud. Any higher quality will be at a higher price. It should give you an idea of what authentic oud is like. If you ever visit Arabia or the Far East,...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Very surprised to see Amouage and Tauer mentioned. Roja-Dove? Understandable given the price tags, but they make some phenomenal high quality fragrances that are worth owning. Ruling out these...
  70. Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Should be okay, even in the heat, as long as they are out of direct sunlight. I don't see a fridge as necessary.
  71. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    Roja A Goodnight Kiss
    Amouage Lyric
    MFK Silk Mood
  72. Re: Creed - Santal vs. Guerlain - Santal Royale

    Prefer Guerlain Santal Royal by far. If you are looking for sandalwood though, Santal Royal is the wrong place, it is a rose fragrance with hints of oud and sandalwood, albeit very well blended....
  73. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    When you start getting accustomed to high quality naturals and synthetics, it's extremely difficult to go back to the cheaper stuff, I won't touch any cheap designer fragrance with a barge pole, it's...
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    Re: Maison Francis Grand Soir

    Loved the first batch but the second batch definitely has problems and is a total mess.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I have not totally ruled out any house, but I would not be a full bottle at retail price from any of these:

    Creed
    Bond No.9
    Clive Christian
    Du'a/Alexandria
    By Kilian
    Parfums de Marly
    Jo...
  76. Re: Are any of the men's Jimmy Choo's worth owning?

    Jimmy Choo Man Intense is worth it imo.
  77. Re: Dior homme parfum VS Dior homme intense VS Valentino intense.

    DHP beats them all. Niche quality from a designer house.
  78. Re: Very very begginer, need help finding something spicey and Woody.

    Try Amouage Journey Man or Epic Man
  79. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    This. You might be able to get away with TF Santal Blush in the summer, it's a bit lighter and feminine.
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    Re: Long lasting fragrance

    You did not get 5 hours from Aventus? Try Amouage Beach Hut Man or MFK Gentle fluidity (silver)
  81. Re: new to forum - howdy to all and looking for suggestions

    Aqua Universalis is a good option. Bleu de Chanel (EDT/EDP/Parfum) are all good options.
  82. Re: Bentley Int. vs. Valentino Uomo Int. vs D&G The One EDP: Choosing a Signature Scent for Universi

    Agree with this.
  83. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    The email says it is for purchase of a "fragrance" only.
  84. Re: Your Favorite Clive Christian Men’s Fragrances Rated?

    Another vote for X and 1872. Anything else not worth the price tag. In fact, I wouldn't buy either of these at full price either.
  85. Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    https://www.franciskurkdjian.com/?lang=en

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian now give 6 samples instead of 4 for €14. The option of two additional complimentary samples is included at the checkout, making...
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    Re: Creed Aventus genuine

    Creed do not put testers in brown boxes.
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    Re: Making a perfume without alcohol?

    Yes, you can use an emollient like Nikkos-Oskol.

    https://bloomperfume.co.uk/collections/nikkos-oskol
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    Yes. Go for Fahenheit Parfum, you won't be disappointed.
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    Re: Daily use attar/oil

    Tauer does an Attar AT, not sure if it is suitable for your work situation though. Sultan Pasha does very good attars but at a high price. A cheap option is Abdul Karim Al Faransi, he has a few very...
  90. Re: How do you determine if a fragrance is Full Bottle worthy?

    If it is a fragrance that can be sold on easily, then buying a full bottle makes sense, if you don't like it later on, then you can sell it. Always get samples and decants first and test the...
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    Re: Recent finds from my grandfather's house

    Like finding an old Starburst underneath the sofa, enjoy!
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Disgusting.
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    Older people will rate it for nostalagic reasons and the memories connected with it, this is what you are missing. It was a great fragrance in its time but is fairly outdated now with so many good...
  94. Re: Niche Parfum that smells like the pages of a book?

    This. Or even Santal 33
  95. Re: Help! : tell me if these are legit or fake?

    They are both very cheap fragrances with poor basic-poor longevity. I don't think it would be worth the effort to counterfeit them.
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    Re: Tom Ford Santal Blush for men?

    If you like it, wear it. Ignore the labels.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    They are two very different fragrances. Also, the latest batches of Grand Soir are very weak.
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    I do 6 sprays minimum. It creates a nice scent cloud around you which people notice from up close. Longevity is phenomenal.
  99. Thread: $1000 budget

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    Re: $1000 budget

    Dior Homme Parfum - $130 75ml
    Rasasi La Yuqawam - $100 75ml
    Rasei Fort Kolonya - $100 60ml
    Xerjoff Nio - $200 50ml (Cheaper on the grey market)
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum Hermes - $100 75ml
    Amouage...
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    Re: Pure perfume website legit?

    There are so many fakes coming from that corner of the world, it is simply not worth the risk.
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