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    Re: Thank you to Stuigi and LPP

    thanks stuigi!
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    Re: Anyone here use just one spray?

    I used to to one spray nowadays I spray on a card and smell it throughout the day. It has better longevity this way too.
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    Re: Rectoverso Man Tea Tobacco

    I remember TT as a super happy Quorum and unlike GPHII which is quite modern. It's been a long while since I last smelled it though.
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    I was actually going to mention Feu de Bois and I agree with BT. It excites me that you mention cdg Black in the same post with those others.
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    Re: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?

    If you really want a fragrance with much more vetiver either get givenchy vetiver, or for an inexpensive solution with the most vetiver out there, get some good quality vetiver oil.
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    patchouli 24 and bois d'ascese
    look for these before anything else.
  7. Re: Tribute Error - I think I got 12 ml for 30ml price

    afaik there is a a brown hard box, a paper black and a paper white box. they don't reflect what's inside either by size or the name of the fragrance.
  8. Re: Tribute Error - I think I got 12 ml for 30ml price

    If you bought a 30ml tribute, and you get a 12ml in the box I think you should be able to return it just fine. Especially seeing how the supplier is insisting it's 30ml, it's not like you have other...
  9. Re: Tribute Error - I think I got 12 ml for 30ml price

    how about opening the box?
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    Re: Do you wear an incense cologne?

    Every fragrance out there has somebody wearing them. They are meant to be worn.

    Regarding other people's reactions, I think you'll find being distinctive is better than being like everyone else....
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    Encre Noire has good reviews, and it smells terrible. OP is baffled by this. Disregarding the possibility that his subjective perception of EN might not be shared by others, he comes to the "obvious"...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    Your quest for "truth" is heavily biased.
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    Re: smokey, peaty - any recommendations

    two very good suggestions.
  14. Re: Would you buy a fragrance with this history ?

    95% full, not much air exposure, harder to go bad completely.
    Cabinet, not much light to trigger a fast oxidation.

    I would happily pay 10$ for this nombre noir. The bottle alone is worth much...
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    Re: What's the Best Bay Rum -For the Buck?

    are there any really expensive bay rums?
    I hear ogallala is good.
  16. Re: New leather unisex from Robert Piguet: Knightsbridge

    piguet is churning out one fragrance after another. puts me off to be honest.
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    Re: Homage,Tribute or Al Shomukh?

    Tribute most definitely.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver Discontinued?

    It is discontinued. IIRC Incensi is discontinued as well. They seem to be paring down and focusing more on the mare nostrum and the new fragrances.
  19. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    pino silvestre or fahrenheit.
  20. Re: Joseph Abboud: forest walk on cool summer eveing after rain ?

    I think it's a great fragrance and severely overlooked.
  21. Re: Yatagan...does anyone actually like this?

    nope, nobody likes it. it's just a massive prank by caron.
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    Re: Aventus, Body Odor and Super Darkness

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
  23. Re: Is my sense of smell non-existent or do I need to train it?

    My advice? Never come back to this forum if you're tight on cash.

    and yeah, it's normal.
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    Re: A sad day at Pell Wall

    Sorry for your loss Chris :(
  25. Re: Bad news for Body Kouros and Opium fans! They are nearly the same with our cheap traditional oil

    The problem is simply lack of olfactory vocabulary. Which is very common. I have mentioned this before in another post.
  26. Re: Comme des Garçons for a man who likes Armani Code

    I think you both would like sequoia and jaisalmer.
    If you want the safe route, skip wonderwood and go for artek standard.
  27. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    I got the thread anniversary mail and thought I'd post here.

    Today I'm resampling the newest odriu, and trying to make up my mind about it. I'll post again in this thread later about it but in the...
  28. Re: Original youtube reviewers - pretty cool guys, fun to watch; new batch - nerds, awkward, dorks,

    lighten up kid.
  29. Re: Looking for suggestions: harsh, "distorted" amber; incense and/or oriental

    You said no amouage but... Opus VI
    Ambre Sultan's herbal accents also make it sizzle, and it is very dry.
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    Re: Looking For A Modern Spicy Leather

    L'artisan Al Oudh might not have leather listed but it is a spice and leather fragrance imo. Very heavy on spices.
    Little to no sweetness and smoothness suggest almost an impossibility to me but.....
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    One might be better off using those as "panty droppers" as they are cheaper. if that's the main reason you wear fragrances.
    however keep in mind they might not be appropriate for you.

    a ripped...
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    Re: Dubai + oud

    My suggestion is don't buy any oud until the last day. Try all the oils. Drip some on cotton balls and put them in small ziplock bags. Label them. Ask their lowest price. Note it down. Also let them...
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    Re: Iris + Incense fragrances

    VC&A Bois D'iris
  34. Re: A Secret Perfume by Angelo Orazio Pregoni (O'Driù)

    I hope laltrove 1001 goes out of stock soon :P
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    Re: Anyone else dislike vetiver?

    don't buy a single note amber "essential oil" as it doesn't exist. vetiver oil however exists, is cheap and wonderful by itself to boot.
  36. Re: A Secret Perfume by Angelo Orazio Pregoni (O'Driù)

    my my, the note pyramid is seems incredibly mainstream/classic. Which might be good though...
  37. Re: A Secret Perfume by Angelo Orazio Pregoni (O'Driù)

    musk are the most obvious choice. there are some natural alternatives to it though to some extent, like costus and ambrette. woody ambers, aldehydes and various modifiers could also be useful. Top...
  38. Re: A Secret Perfume by Angelo Orazio Pregoni (O'Driù)

    I wonder what the synthetics are, as there are SO many super useful synthetics.
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    Re: How do I use essential oils safely?

    read the MSDS documents of the oils you want, then read more. we do have lots of data readily available nowadays.
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    Re: uh oh Duchaufour

    That's what I mean lilybelle. We are human with all our flaws, and beneath the surface lies a savage. However our culture and values have changed tremendously. I would subjectively say for the better...
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    Re: uh oh Duchaufour

    People rarely fail to prove that they too are human, they too are much less than perfect.

    IMO the reaction against the duchafour diss is over the top and unnecessary. Sure one might understand...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino -- Love, and History

    I love it. Great fragrance, still quite unique as well.
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    Re: Agarwood smoke

    http://www.givaudan.com/webcom/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=1c042c69b88d5110VgnVCM1000008753410aRCRD&vgnextchannel=de781398e37a8210VgnVCM1000005b53410aRCRD
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    Re: Is this ambergris?

    why I think it's unlikely

    it doesn't look like amber at all.
    even if it did look like an amber many things that look like amber are not amber.
    it doesn't melt

    the smell could be due to a...
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    Re: Is this ambergris?

    it's very unlikely
  46. Re: Most Outrageous Ingredient You've Ever Encountered

    comme des garçons has some pretty over the top notes, like meteorite and magma in stephen jones for example:
    http://comme-des-garcons-parfum.com/perfumes/stephen-jones/

    for outrageous, I'd say...
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    Re: I want more of "Grandmother smell" !

    subscribe to the chypre genre in general. that's where grandmas live.

    cabochard and knize ten for a really hairy grandma.
    habanita and habit rouge for the soft, humanist powder.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I got close to getting myself one of these, but I was late.

    http://www.watchaholic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/christopher-ward-C9-harrison-jumping-hour-watch-2.jpg
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    Re: Silences by Jacomo

    absolutely spot on.

    I hear there is also a new version on the market, which I believe is the 3rd generation. don't know how different it is.

    http://discover.jacomo.com/fiche-produit-silences.php
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    Re: Thanks, BN veterans

    don't be so cynical. there are lots of great people around the internet, as long as the culture of the environment allows them to shine through. I'm sure there are quite a few nice people right here...
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    Re: I'm done with AdK.

    above all, it isn't french. so...
  52. Re: Potent but smooth and inoffensive fragrance with very good longevity and sillage

    get 10ml of iso e super, mix with 90ml alcohol. presto.
  53. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    despite my initial skepticism now I find myself wanting to try this.
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    Re: Iris: Have I Missed Anything?

    I'd say cuir ottoman, but IIRC you already know/have/love it.

    another contender might be daimiris by laboratorio olfattivo. it is also not an iris dominated fragrance, but there is a big chunk in...
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    Re: oud 27 blind bought

    Actually I hoped it to be the fragrance people perceive it to be. It turns quickly into a regular, quiet, nice woody accord. Maybe I should test it again.
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    Re: Good perfumes with strong green notes?

    Seems I need to try that norne thing.
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    Re: Good perfumes with strong green notes?

    papyrus de ciane ?
  58. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    rive gauche
    a*men
    amouage reflection
  59. Re: What do YOU like to wear when nobody else is around?

    grandma chypres and skanky ouds get more air time when I'm by myself.
  60. Re: The Spice Must Flow! ( Need more spicy fragrance suggestions... )

    caravelle epicee was the first fragrance I thought of and I second that. It's much easier to wear than cdg.

    also villoresi spezie, seeing you can stomach arabie.
  61. Re: Trying to move away from sweet fragrances!

    I'll also add kelly caleche. I'm very partial to it. Really pretty.
    Heeley's cuir pleine fleur could probably also be a contender, based on other peoples reviews. I sadly can not smell the...
  62. Re: Rolling pin fragrance, best Mother's Day gift ever?

    I think they also wanted to piss off graphic designers with those all swash characters.
  63. Re: What is a good amount of sprays for L'Eau D'Issey?

    has anyone said zero yet? no?
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    Re: Yatagan and smoke

    warm pine scents are rare. while it's not close to yatagan at all, maybe fille en aiguilles could be worth a shot?

    I'm also guessing you would like amouage tribute a lot.
  65. Re: Trying to move away from sweet fragrances!

    cuir ottoman
  66. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    I have sampled the new fragrances from odriu and JMT has made a big impression. The only other western fragrance with as much ballsy a jasmine is Kurkdjian's crystal limited edition. So very attar...
  67. Re: Shaking perfume bottles!!!...Do you do it?

    the thing that may ruing the fragrance is oxidization. naturally, it involves air. when the bottle is full there isn't much air to do any harm but when there is a lot of air inside the bottle, you...
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    Re: Arabie - Serge Lutens

    It's too much of a good thing, and I like it.
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    oud al khaloud is very nice, but actually overpriced imo.
    glad you like it.


    for oud based fragrances leather oud and l'artisan's al oudh make the top for me.
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    Re: Cold Incense?

    zagorsk and eau de gouverneur are top for cold incense.
    also, if you forget the name and the bottle, cdg artek standard might well be to your liking.
  71. Re: Like imitation crab meat...these oud fragrance should be refer to as immitation oud

    synthetics are no problem for me. it's just that at this point the word oud doesn't give much information either in the name nor the ingredient list. it's at most on par with the descriptions: "green...
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    Re: Shisedo Basala

    a friend of mine who bought a brand new bottle recently. got my decant from him.
    and I'm surprised you didn't like joseph abboud. similarity is a problematic subject anyways.
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    Re: Shisedo Basala

    it's still being produced, but limited in distribution like dior jules.
    if you can't find it, get joseph abboud. I think they are closely related.
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    Re: Tom of Finland

    had high hopes for it. perhaps that's why I found it lacking.
  75. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    for me, italian means herbs, conifers and citrus. they should invest on what the image they have, instead of ruining it with "expansion"
  76. Re: I love L'Anarchiste, Troisieme and Pour un Homme. Will i Like Yatagan?

    My favorites in the caron line are l'anarchiste and yatagan. Yatagan is very distinct though. The animalic quality is different than all three, it's vegetal unlike all three, and it doesn't have a...
  77. Re: How do you Interpret this Terre d'Hermes Advertisement?

    IIRC he hasn't done tongue in cheeks yet.
  78. Re: How do you Interpret this Terre d'Hermes Advertisement?

    it's "terre" but it's so transparent and airy!

    plus what hedonist said.

    I do think that it's a good ad though.
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    Re: Can someone profile me....:-)

    Serge Lutens first
    My gut feeling is that you'll find at least one favorite in CDG Incense line. Check that out as well. If you can, check out the whole range.
    I see you also happen to like older...
  80. Re: New Fragrance: David Beckham The Essence

    I think you missed that the fragrance is the "essence of david beckham's spirit". That's the only note.

    - - - Updated - - -



    I think you missed that the fragrance is the "essence of david...
  81. Re: Niche fragrances hard to wear.. anyone else agree?

    Well, I'm one of the few people who used the word duh so I guess I came off condescending somehow.
    Sorry for that. Do you think being mainstream is a condescending argument? It might be used like...
  82. Re: Comme Des Garçons: Amazingreen! A new fragrance!

    airborne and wonderwood didn't do much for me, and parts of the description makes me drop my expectations severely.
    still, it's a comme des garçons, and I'll have to sample it.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    After seeing the box and smelling the female counterpart (the masculine bottle was away for a photoshoot, apparently) I was expecting this to be an amouage version of aventus, or something to that...
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    Re: Finally had a WOW!!!

    This is also my experience, although I'd expand the range to include drab.
    I'm almost sad that I don't get to enjoy LN as much as people seem to do.
  85. Re: Niche fragrances hard to wear.. anyone else agree?

    if you mean non-populist fragrances may not have a popular appeal, yeah. and duh.
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    Re: Encre Noire - just can't warm up to it.

    I love it.
    If you don't like it, try something else. Lots of fragrances, not enough life to enjoy them all.
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    Re: Opus VI by Amouage

    I'll have to try profumi's amber then.
  88. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    alfarom you lucky guy! I'm also pretty jealous. that's a very pretty presentation.
    laurhum apparently is a haute bay rum. which makes sense, considering the style of odriu.

    drseid I also really...
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    Many wonderful, crazy stuff in serge lutens line. It really boils down to preference.

    Iris Silver Mist, Borneo, Chene, MKK, Tubereuse Criminelle, Fille en Aiguilles and Fumerie Turque are the ones...
  90. Re: New Fragrance: David Yurman Limited Edition

    I think it's unisex, but I would consider it more masculine than feminine.
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    Re: Fresh fragrance with insanely projection

    lush - dirty.
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    Re: Dirty, animalic Fresh?

    this is also great.
    you can't go wrong with any roudnitska in this genre.
  93. Re: Ambre Doré by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (new release)

    nevermind.
  94. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    that's correct my package was missing lafro. and I didn't really ask for any specific fragrance.
  95. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    well laph, just get all of them. odriu doesn't seem to be making simple pleasantries. if you are going to skip on one, maybe l'eva, I'd say.
  96. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    yes, lalfeogrigio is quite different than others. within the ones I've tested lalfeogrigio, lalfeorosa, eva and vis et honor are more immediately distinct than others.

    I wish this line was more...
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    Re: Best/Most Realistic Ozone

    tirrenico is the closest one I can think of.
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    Re: Armani Prive Royal Oud

    sweet wood and spice with an oud facet. absolutely pleasant. smelled it once, and liked it.
    I recall it being somewhere between pure oud and incense oud. it has a similar vibe with both kilians and...
  99. Re: What does "80% Volume" mean on fragrance tester boxes?

    yeah it doesn't say anything about the concentration. even the lightest colognes are made to be 80% alcohol.
  100. Poll: Re: Would you put perfume on a baby? Take the poll

    I'm not looking to start a fight but there is a market for everything. I'm going to skip profiling the potential market.

    http://images.lmgtfy.com/?q=toddler+pageant
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