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  1. [International] Agar Aura, Ensar Oud, Feel Oud Oud Oils / MadHat, Villoresi fragrances

    Time to part with a bunch of fragrances. I store all of my fragrances properly -- in a cool, dark place. I'm willing to ship worldwide as long as the buyer accepts all the risks of that.
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  2. EBay $15 off $75 until 6pm Pacific time 9/30, code PSHOPNSAVE15

    Coupon code: PSHOPNSAVE15

    "The Coupon is a $15 discount off a minimum purchase of $ 75 or more, valid until 6PM PST on September 30, 2017. "
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    Re: Where is the oud forum?

    I'm reluctant to comment because it seems that the oud forum shutdown is intended to be temporary, until Grant has the opportunity to make some adjustments to it. (Best wishes to you, Grant.) Yet...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    I've thought the same myself. It would be so convenient for oud lovers to have a dedicated marketplace section within the oud forum. Perhaps it could include oud oil, sandal oil, and perfume oils...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Tigerwood 1995 (Ensar). Tigerwood starts with something like Oud Royale No.5's Maroke note, but only at first. There's also something piquant, maybe a ginger note, also a hint of hazelnut or grain. ...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Borneo Fera by Feel-Oud. I really like this one so far. It is incensey and oudy with some florals. At first it reminded me of Tawau al Awwal, but a few hours in and I'd say Borneo Fera is not as...
  7. Thread: shebaroud oils

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    Re: shebaroud oils

    I'm wearing the Oud Bangaem sample today, too! Hasans1412, I had similar impression of a Thai profile: it starts out sweet and fruity and bright. But the fruits were not too, too sweet or bright,...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    SUMATRA Q-TIQ from Feel-Oud. I adore this unique oil. Clean incense, wood, slight floral suggestion, tomato leaves, and aromatic herbs. It gives me a feeling of great peace and uplift, and is at...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Sabah Hijau (Feel-Oud). I got this a few weeks ago and didn't give it proper attention at first. But wow, it is a really fine oil: it's very potent and robust deep green wood with some lemon at...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Assam Organic 2005 (EO). Now this has a super-fermented aroma. Love it. Suitable for when I have an hour for it to mellow before leaving the house.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    I'm wearing Oud Royale No. 5, and comparing it to a tiny bit of Maroke LTD on my wrist. These marokes are very different. The OR#5 smells very dark and foresty overall, with a kind of sage-oil...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on "oudiness." As far as it being a part of an aroma, it seems to have to do with a deep heart woodiness; but I know there are surely different and better ways...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    Here's a question for everyone: what does it mean to say an oud oil is "oudy" or has great "oudiness"? Does this refer to a particular aroma, or does it refer to some other quality of the oil? ...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    @Firdaous, thanks for kindly sharing your opinion! In the meantime, I acquired some AO'05 from someone and await its delivery. I can't wait! Oh thanks for the kind prompt re: Masterpiece review! I...
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    Re: what determines a good oud fragrance?

    @ Kyle-Butler.

    Your pointing out the distinction between factual statements and feeling statements goes along with my point explaining that "hearsay" and "opinion" are not the same, and that...
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    Re: what determines a good oud fragrance?

    There are studies about the chemical composition of some oud oils. Some distillers and vendors also test the chemical compositions of oils on very rare occasion, but I understand it would be...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    Does anyone know how Ensar's Assam Organic 2005 compares to the currently-available Assam Organic from 2007?
  18. Thread: Ajmal Oud oils

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    Re: Ajmal Oud oils

    @Oudamberlove, those are great points about "something for everybody". Yes, reading reviews of oud oil is in itself a special skill. When reading a review, I try to look for the most objective...
  19. Thread: Ajmal Oud oils

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    Re: Ajmal Oud oils

    Oh no, here we go again. God forbid someone should mention Ajmal and AA in the same very neutral paragraph without triggering another derailment.

    I see no useful point to your post. I read with...
  20. Thread: Ajmal Oud oils

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    Re: Ajmal Oud oils

    @Oudamberlove, Yes, I did purchase Anhaar! I tried a tiny sample and the barn opening is great, and I did grasp the comparisons someone (Uday, I believe?) made to Kalakassi 80. I eagerly await...
  21. Thread: Ajmal Oud oils

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    Re: Ajmal Oud oils

    Anyone else want some Masterpiece?

    All this talk of Masterpiece, it's time to get some. I imagine others want some, too.

    Zahra's sells Masterpiece in tola ($1800 + $35 shipping) and half-tola...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Kambodi Kuwwa (EO): really enjoying the dry earthy incense vibe and the dried red not-too-sweet fruit that seem to be creeping in. There's also something a little musty going on which I enjoy. Maybe...
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    Re: Question about Amouage Ataar black boxes

    This is really interesting. You're clearly very knowledgeable and thanks for sharing. Someone else who seemed knowledgeable about the different Amouage attar boxes (and who relied on this info...
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    Re: Imperial Oud sandalwood + ambergris : legit ?

    @Still-Life With Red Rob:

    Hello, welcome to the oud lovers forum! Let me take a crack at some of these, being a relative newbie (~6mos) myself with recent experience seeking answers for the same...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    I've been on a Hindi oil binge lately. On Sunday I hit rock bottom when to my horror I had difficulty detecting a generous application of the formidable Sulaiman III ! A classic case of olfactory...
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    Re: Imperial Oud sandalwood + ambergris : legit ?

    @Kyle-Butler. Hm, that's an interesting experience, Kyle.

    I was planning to chime in with a review of the Sandalwood-Ambergris tincture and then I saw yours. If you're not familiar with a...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    Wonderful news, thanks for sharing! I'll be rooting for you JK! :thumbsup:
  28. eBay $15 off $75 (can be multiple items to add up to $75), expires 5pm PST on 3/31

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    Re: Oud Oil vendors in New York City?

    Thanks Hednic and Mandeel. To Brooklyn and Enfleurage I shall go.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    @hasans, I've never smelled burning incense (ie, burning chips), so I can't be sure. I would think Tawau al-Awwal is more like pure clean woodiness, and perhaps not like burning incense, but I am...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    @ Syncope: great reviews of Borneo Adventure 2 and Don Jon! I am considering BA2 and your review might seal the deal. (: I wonder if you've tried Tawau al-Awwal from Feel-Oud. It's a gem. It had...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    @ListensClosely, I couldn't agree more about everything you said. To be honest, I'm pretty new to oud oils (~6 months) and haven't felt like I had standing to pipe up about the recent controversies....
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    Oud Oil vendors in New York City?

    Hi everyone - I'm going to New York City soon and am wondering if there are any places there to find good quality oud oil.

    Enfleurage sells essential oils and I'll stop by there in case by...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Oud Khidr (Ensar). Now this is one profound Hindi. Teeth-chatteringly great.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Kannam 100yr (ASAQ, from TWIS). I've known this as a steady, meditative, clean oil. Old reliable. But today I notice a new note: immortelle, if you breathe deeply enough.
  36. Re: eBay: $20 off $100 until 7pm PST with code CMADNESS10

    @EF44: I got the same error message. I don't know whether it applies to only certain categories. I did use the code from yesterday on perfume (of course!).... and maybe it's one coupon or the other,...
  37. eBay: $20 off $100 until 7pm PST with code CMADNESS10

    Just noticed this coupon on eBay homepage:

    $20 off $100 purchase until 7pm PST March 10 with coupon code CMADNESS10

    Not much time left but I just noticed it!
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Kayu Cemerlang (Rising Phoenix/ JK), Malaysian. This oil's appearance -- very dark greenish brown -- perfectly reflects its scent profile: super woody and super-resinous with incensey tones. Yet no...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Kushiara - wild Hindi (Imperial Oud). This seems to be one of those oils that wears very differently on different days. First time I wore it I wrote a review here saying it was buttery -- like...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Sandalwood Ambergris Tincture from Imperial Oud. Really enjoying this one! I get the aromas of both components very clearly and they work beautifully together. Both the sandal and the ambergris...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Oud Mostafa IV (Ensar). Incense, woods, resin, slight barn, only slight fruit (yay!).
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Thanks for the rec 5MeO! I am indeed wearing Aku Akira today from a neglected sample. I didn't "get" this oil the first time, but knew to try again later. It is indeed a fine Hindi. A little barn,...
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    Re: Oud oil without flower or fruit smell

    How about Tawau Al-Awwal from Feel-Oud? I think it's a little more playful than some of those you list as favorites and it also seems to wear differently at different times. But it's always been...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Assam Organic (EO). Testing a sample today, this is a really nice Hindi. It's got a good dose of the wholesome barnyard, which I love. And it's in the lower price range. Maybe this is the Hindi...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @ Mr.P: I've enjoyed your mini-reviews and all your other posts here. I'm newer to oud oil than you but what I'm learning is that an oil's scent profile is determined as much by distillation...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Hey - I wondered whether the buyer might have been someone from BN. Well I'm glad you have no regrets and you're welcome for the sampls. When selling I figured that at least the buyer would get out...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    I've been meaning to post on this topic. I can't speak to what the eBay seller is offering. But I recently ordered four oils from the ASAQ webstore during the 50% off sale. I read about new batches...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Yes, oils can evidently come off so different any given day. A couple times an oil's scent was so different between wearings I thought I was losing my mind. :p

    I love Kalakassi 80yr too. So far...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    I guess every day can be different, too: I wore Oud Royale 1985 again and it came across a little different: less smoke and leather than first time though they're still present. (:

    Today it's...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Testing Al Shareef II from Al Shareef.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    OUD ROYALE 1985. Sent from Jordan Sunday, arrived in California Tuesday around 3pm. I applied a tiny bit 15 minutes ago. First impressions: smokey, mulchy, hard-woody, slightly animalic/leathery, a...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Kushiara - Wild Hindi from Imperial Oud. The website says it's a Hindi without barn, which, as one who enjoys wholesome barnyard notes, was not a selling point for me. I got it anyway, second...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Feel-Oud's Trat Adventure. Starts sweet and a little spicy, and 4 hours in I get dry oudiness with some rose and a strong undercurrent of funky ambergris . . . it reminds me of Amouage Molook attar...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Feel-Oud's Don Jon. Don Jon starts with a very short-lived *almost* off-note, it's so fleeting I can't quite place it... But this quickly departs leaving an unmistakeable super-potent ginger, lemon...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Wow bluemoon, this is not just a review, it's a downright love letter!
    Beautiful. You make me want Al Malek Hindi.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Feel-Oud's Tawau Al-Awwal. An excellent shimmery-woody oil with occasional hints of aromatic herbs. Sweetness/fruitiness are minimal . . .just the way I like my oils.
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @ListensClosely:
    Thanks for the lead to Vineyard Fresh, that's what I'll use if I do try argon. I posted the strength-of-flow question on WineEnthusiast, and received some responses: it seems that...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Oooh. I've been thinking about the argon gas approach, too. Thanks for sharing your method and for welcoming questions, Here are a couple:

    Had you tried the spray cans of argon gas? See...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Same here! I'm well over-budget on my oud oil purchases but couldn't resist Oud Royale; it seems like a risk well worth taking. Time to sell off some of my now thoroughly neglected EDPs/EDTs to...
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    Re: Abdul samad Al Qurash

    Hi there, just saw this question. I tried to place an order on ASAQ's online store about 2 weeks ago. The first credit card I tried was declined, I don't know why. So I tried another credit card...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    SAM YAN by Feel-Oud. It has a no-nonsense vibe, very woody and elemental, kind of dark. I love this one and wish I had another bottle! (:
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Thank you Tarik for recommending Aluwwah. I will explore Simon's creations: they seem unique and very high-quality! :dankk2:
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Thanks faheem for your response. I did see those reviews on the page, but I'm still not quite sure the tincture is wearable on its own or really best suited to blend with something else. That's...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Has anyone tried Imperial Oud's Mysore Sandalwood / NZ Ambergris tincture?? I am so intrigued by this, but am wondering if it can be worn on its own. Here's the link:...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    On ASAQ's website, for many of the oils there is a thumbnail under the picture of the bottle that you can click on that has a graphic with some of this info. The graphic includes a bar graph showing...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    This is my first post to this thread! I love reading everyone else's thoughts on the blessing that is oud oil, so it's time to contribute, although being kind of a newbie to oud, my discernment is...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Hi Peter - I gather from your comments that you're a relative oud newbie -- me too. It's become a real fixation. (: I've been interested in ASAQ's Kalakassi 80 yr too, but am wondering how it...
  68. Re: Cultivated sweet ouds or scents based around sweet oud that are more affordable?

    I'm not familiar with the comparison fragrances you mention, but if an oud-based alcohol perfume (as opposed to pure oud oil) would interest you, I would recommend the fragrance Oudhy by Madhat...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Maybe this isn't the best moment to introduce myself as a new follower of the oud forum, so I will not belabor that. It suffices to say I've recently become smitten with oud oils and like anyone...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Hello! I'm new to ouds so this is my first post in this thread. But I think I have a good suggestion for you: plastic toothpicks. I find them to be perfect for applying attars and oud oils because...
  71. [US + CANADA] Re: Aides, Bruno Mazzolari, CdGs, Diptyque, IUNX, L'Artisan, Le Labo, Villoresi, other niche decants

    added many, removed some. Bump again.
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    Re: Oud Oil samples wanted

    new wants!
  73. Re: What's up with "Madhat" perfumes? They look interesting.........

    I completely agree that those who appreciate Slumberhouse and Euphorium Brooklyn would do well to check out Madhat Scents. The early Madhat fragrances were reminiscent of early Slumberhouse in their...
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    Re: Is this BlackAfgano fake or real?

    What I'm saying is that one factor that gave you cause for concern -- the variance in the bottle interiors -- is not a red flag, and that the other factor -- the label -- doesn't seem that...
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    Re: Is this BlackAfgano fake or real?

    The fact that the bottles have different depths doesn't mean much: bottles that have rounded interior bottoms often vary noticeably with respect to their apparent depth. I have a bunch of little...
  76. Thread: please delete

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    Re: **Last Call** AMOUAGE ATTARS, WW Ship, Al Shomoukh, Bel Aidien, Majan, Molook, Rayaheen, Tribut

    The splits for Al Shomoukh, Bel Aidien, Majan, Molook, Rayaheen, Tribute are complete. (I kept some extra MLs of each.) I can run other splits assuming availability. Here are 2ml and 3ml portions:...
  77. Thread: please delete

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    Re: AMOUAGE ATTARS**WW Ship** added MOLOOK. . . to Al Shomoukh, Bel Aiden, Majan, Rayaheen, Tribute

    Hello Everyone,

    Announcing LAST CALL for my current splits of Al Shomoukh, Majan, Molook, and Rayaheen. Note that there are original bottles/boxes available for larger portions of Al Shomoukh...
  78. Thread: please delete

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    Re: AMOUAGE ATTARS**WW Ship** added MOLOOK. . . to Al Shomoukh, Bel Aiden, Majan, Rayaheen, Tribute

    Dear Split Participants -

    Many splits are nearly closed!

    I want everyone to know the pricing is now a little lower. My initial pricing assumed payment by Paypal, for Goods/Services. That...
  79. Thread: please delete

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    Re: AMOUAGE ATTARS**WW Ship** added MOLOOK. . . to Al Shomoukh, Bel Aiden, Majan, Rayaheen, Tribute

    Just added MOLOOK.
  80. Thread: please delete

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    Re: AMOUAGE ATTAR SPLITS ***Worldwide Shipping***

    You're welcome and no problem: there's a lot of text to read, it's easy to miss something! Cheers.
  81. Thread: please delete

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    Re: AMOUAGE ATTAR SPLITS ***Worldwide Shipping***

    Hi, thanks for your question. I think the best way to answer it is to say that Tribute was first released in a White Box (long since unavailable), and that (as indicated the first post) the Tribute...
  82. Thread: please delete

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    please delete

    all splits complete, please delete.
  83. [US + CANADA] Re: Aides, Bruno Mazzolari, CdGs, Diptyque, IUNX, L'Artisan, Le Labo, Villoresi, other niche decants

    bump
  84. [US + CANADA] Re: Anat Fritz, CdGs, Diptyque, IUNX, L'Artisan, Le Labo, Villoresi, many other niche decants to swa

    bump again.
  85. Re: Last known 30ml bottle of Vintage (White Box) Amouage 'Tribute' was the BEST SPLIT EVER!

    I am the Jensz who was the amazingly lucky beneficiary of WoodyBois’s spectacular Amouage attar splits. I would just like to share with my fellow Basenoters how wonderful this split experience was,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks so much for your thoughts badarun and deadidol! I understand what both of you are saying. I decided that having slightly toned down and slightly shorter-lived Norne that has a bit more...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Here's a question I'm hoping someone can speak to: As several people have noted, Norne is now a honey or amber color; it's no longer the black/super-dark-green that it used to be. Does Norne still...
  88. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Here's a question I'm hoping someone can speak to: As several people have noted, Norne is now a honey or amber color; it's no longer the black/super-dark-green that it used to be. Does Norne still...
  89. [US + CANADA] Aedes, Amouage, A Fritz, Tauer, CdG, Diptyque, IUNX, L'Artisan, Le Labo, Monegal, Profumum, + niche

    Here's my list of decants to swap and what I'm looking for. All are in atomizers unless otherwise noted. I try to trade value for value (approximate is fine!) and am happy to trade away multiples or...
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    Oud Oil samples wanted

    Hi everyone.

    I'm getting into pure oud oils so am looking for samples my fellow basenoters might no longer want. Right now, I am looking for pure oud oils (not mukhallats or blends), and the good...
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    Re: A sad day at Pell Wall

    Chris, your homage to Jet on your blog is lovely and so touching. Sounds like her life was as happy as any creature's life could be. Congratulations on your three new Sheltie supervisors. They are...
  92. Re: Suggestions for a long-time lurker (Prize goes to winner)

    Back to Black by Kilian!

    Notes are: Bergamot, raspberry, blue chamomile, cardamom, coriander, saffron, cedarwood, vanilla, almond, vetiver, cistus labdanum, patchouli, oakmoss.

    You and I have...
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    I've finally decided which vetiver(s!!) to get after an epic journey of testing, plus am looking to round out my collection with some gentler fragrances, as I have a rather "masculine"-oriented...
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    Re: Most expensive ingredient?

    You are remembering correctly: that "whale vomit" is known as ambergris. It's extremely rare. Google it, but here's a recent Business Week article discussing the value of ambergris:...
  95. Re: Venturing out of my comfort zone - 4 short fragrance reviews

    Eggy,

    Love your descriptions of these fragrances, and think it's fantastic that you picked fragrances dominated by notes that you didn't have much experience with! Adventurous! And I love your...
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    My experience EXACTLY. When I first got into fragrances about 15 months ago, I found out about both BN and Fragrantica pretty quickly, but simply could not bear the visual anarchy of Fragrantica so...
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    Re: Fresh Patchouli? (Santa Maria Novella)

    benzganesh, thanks for the very interesting etymological lesson about the word "patchouli"! I just love knowing the origin of the name of my favorite note. :) As you might tell from my post above,...
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    Re: Fresh Patchouli? (Santa Maria Novella)

    Similar to others, I can't think of a patchouli that's fresh in the way that word is typically used in perfumery. Cucumbers, limes, melon, some aquatic notes, some other citruses generally give a...
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    Re: L'Occitane lavender

    The L'Occitane EDT called "L'Occitane" is primarily lavender. It's got musk and tonka bean in the basenotes, so this may be the one you first mentioned in your original post, though the name is not...
  100. Thread: Saffron lovers?

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    Re: Saffron lovers?

    Aha, I love saffron but find it has to be blended *just right* to remain distinct and avoid being overblended until it verges on being an abstract fragrance cloud (which is how Idole wears on me,...
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