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    Re: New house launched: The Fragrance Kitchen

    I did read an interview during London launch that they have the plan to launch a new fragrance every month & to do a re-packaging every year for the entire line !!!!
    honestly I don't get ?!
    & I...
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    Re: Favourite Dior Poison perfume ?

    'Tender' is my favorite as a fresh option
    as for the darker side i prfer Annick Menrado's 'Hypnotic'
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    Re: Male fragrance top 10 in your country?

    well I have a different story to tell here, please note women fragrance are popular among men here & I am listing what I have spotted & been sniffing around on guys recently in the malls , cafe ,...
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    Re: Halston Man Amber by Halston

    I get it from Harrods & it was my gift to all my family members, the most original oud launch this fall & for a reasonable price, i mean it does stand out from the Armani Prive' Oud & Jo Malone Oud.
  5. Re: Egoiste vs Opium pour Homme - what do you think?

    they are not to be compared to me,, to me Opium is far Oriente voyage while Egoiste is a mid night walk in urban city.
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    Re: Fragrances of Lancome

    I've never found any of thier men creations even in Paris, but I secretly wear & admire Tresor by the great Sophie Grojsman, Poeme by Jaques Cavalir when he was on the top in the 90's & O de Lancome.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I feel that Bleu makes L'Homme a super rich niche fragrance,,,

    to my nose, Bleu is no more than a supermarket after shave,
    I just can't imagine how would be the next launches in future? at...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Blue de Chanel makes YSL L'Homme, Bois de Illes !

    Blue de Chanel brings the end between me & designer fragrances,
    it is the end of dept. stores shopping for me, ...


    with exception of the...
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    Re: YSL M7 = Tom Ford for men

    maybe you mean M7-Fresh the flanker , not the original M7???
  10. Re: Do you like the new male scents from Yves Saint Laurent ?

    well from my readings for Mr. Yves Saint Laurent biography, he was the one who intiated the concept to launch a fragrance & envolved in the creation process from stage 1,,,

    he was the one who...
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    Re: Best Bottle Design in the Universe!

    YSL Nu 'edp'
    Gucci Rush 'both'
    Rive Gauche 'both'
    OPIUM Parfum
  12. Thread: Fizzy frags...?

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    Re: Fizzy frags...?

    Thank you Ruggles for mentioning YSL Champagne,,, a refined sparkling nectar...adore it!

    & for a Cola note, I reccomend Yoth Dew Amber Nude by Tom Ford for Estee Lauder

    & Soda by CdG Synthitic...
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    Re: Body Kouros* ** EUPHORIA *

    Relax by Davidoff has a soothing calming effect too, but feels too 80's.
  14. Re: Which perfumer is CURRENTLY making the best fragrances?

    I would like to give him my vote too, Mr.Cavallier used to be on my top list. However, his creations after 2002 were sadly too commercial.
  15. Re: Which perfumer is CURRENTLY making the best fragrances?

    My all time fave, & I can purchase blindy any of thier creations:

    Annick Menrado

    Olivia Giacobetti

    Sophia Grojsman

    Jacques Polge
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    Re: RIVE GAUCHE- Excellent Home fragrance for men!

    I love using Kouros as a room spray, it is more crisp & surprising in air & less more animalic without the skin contact... I get that hint from YSL men's boutique... & NU also is great for...
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    Poll: Re: Scent for a sad time...

    a spray of Passage D'Enfer, would be more than enough.
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    well, he created the image of the prefumery world in 70's & 80's ,,, he gave an imag for many classics, to name a few:
    CK-Obsession, Escape & Eternity
    YSL - Opium, Rive Gauche & Pour Homme...
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    Re: Alexa Lixfeld at Luckyscent

    love the packaging, quite pricy no?
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    Re: Nasomatto Duro blind-buy..

    , I loved Duro ,,i f you like woody oriental sandalwood , then it is yours,, I've just placed an order last week from Luckyscent, can't wait.
  21. Thread: Organza??????.

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    Re: Organza??????.

    it is a lovely celebrated perfume, i love it
    now is the perfect time of the year to to spray it generously.
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    I checked it out at YSL web site Mysticknot, & these new bottles are for the EDP & EDT while the Parfum extract remains the same... & I hope it stays forever.

    by the way Yves has no grave, his...
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    check out the angry reaction toward the new Opium flacon by the original designer of Opium flacon the infamous Mr. Pierre Dinand:

    (I was commissioned by Pierre Berge and YvesSaintLaurent to design...
  24. Thread: New Year's Eve

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    Re: New Year's Eve

    Serge Lutens "Louve"
    & Happy new year !
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute vs M7...Which is better?

    M7 no doubt ;)
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    Re: Today I bought - December 2009

    just came from Dubai & bought:
    for my wife Ormand Jayne: Ta'if & its Dubai Exclusive B1
    for us to share Serge Lutens: Louve
    Korres: Saffron /Agarwood
    L'Artisan: Mechant Loup, Mure et Musc & a...
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    Re: the new Eau d'Hermès

    Were all these reformulations made be J.C.Ellena?
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    Re: Review: L'Artisan Havana Vanille

    gave another sniff yesterday at Dubai L'Artisan ,to me it is still Banana Vanille rather than Havana Vanille ,,,
    I started stocking up the original 70's Vanillia as it won't be in production next...
  29. Thread: YSL Appreciation

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    Re: YSL Appreciation

    well Tim you can also appreciate the other YSL on the female counter as Opium, Rive Gauche with blue stripes, Yvresse, Nu & Y.
    give them a sniff .. they worth it!

    & you are right about the new...
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    Re: sensitive soul/ perfume choice

    L'Air du Temp
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    Hiris
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne pour Le Soir

    I tried FK line at B.Goodman in NYC & Le Soir was my top favorite, but I sinc I own Bois d'Argent, Bois d'Armenie & Pi already in my wardobe I thought that I have enough benzoin ,,, I decided to...
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    Re: The Ultimate Oriental Fragrance is?

    OPIUM ,,,,,,,,,,
    & any Serge Lutens.
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    Re: Opium reformulations

    I think the edt remained the same ... Tom Ford did rework the edp, I prefer the one Mr. Saint Lauent had released in the 90's it used to name Secret de Parfum.
    the Parfum extract is the best but I...
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    Re: A good alternative to Coco Chanel?

    to my nose Epice Noir from F. Malle, is an extreme oriental twist on Coco,,, to me it is a spiced up, intense & deep Coco.... give it a sniff.
  35. Re: New Serge Lutens Export Launch (And it's Fresh?)

    "...this world which is too perfumed..."

    sometimes I feel the same, I don't want to smell anything & I don't want to smell like anything .... intresting,, so when is the launch?

    I read in other...
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    Re: Best Fresh Aquatic?

    Horizon by Guy Laroche ,,, hard to find now though
  37. Re: Going to Paris tomorrow, what to choose?

    thanks for sharing Mr.Guerlain, ,, you made my heart beating again for the new tonka bean from the Art et Matiere, the new leather one & Paris,,, I am planning a trip next spring no doubt...

    I...
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    Re: Which perfume are you?

    when I was a teen I was optimistic as Ricci Club ...,
    in my 20's my ego went up with Egoiste..
    &
    now when I matured up, within myself & my inner circle I am more L'Air du Temp .. pure yet...
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    Re: NEW L'Artisan "Al Oudh"

    well Sybarite the rose is blending with saffron & musk in the way arabian 'mukhalat' perfumes do, if you are familiar with them ... it is there, detectable ... but not screaming... I wish it wasn't...
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    Re: thierry mugler Alien for men?

    I asked a friend of mine who works in Mugler fashion house in Paris on the men line sector & he never heard of it.
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    Re: Female frags from the 80s

    Yves Saint Laurent Y, Opium & sometimes Rive Guache could work 'the blue striped bottle' even though they are from the 60's & 70's.

    Van Cleef & Arples 'First' which is JC Ellena first creation as...
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    Re: NEW L'Artisan "Al Oudh"

    well Sybarite I didn't take it that way, I thought since I already have Paestum Rose, Baume du Doge, Amouage Jubilation XXV & an oud oil bottle, then I don't need to add this one to my wardobe.

    by...
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    Re: Review: L'Artisan Havana Vanille

    sadly that what I have heard, hope it isn't true.
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    Re: NEW L'Artisan "Al Oudh"

    my brother came from Dubai last week with a bottle of AL OUDH, well it is a good well composed fragrance, but it has no L'Artisan DNA, it feels more Eau d’Italie just like Paestum Rose compined with...
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    Re: Review: L'Artisan Havana Vanille

    sadly there is nothing to compare ...
    well, brifely & as I mentioned above, HV is a light watered down vanilla with a bananaish edge while
    the 70's original Vanilla has more true L'Artisan's DNA...
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    Re: Champagne/Yvresse find--what do you think?

    it is a sparkling fruity chypre, the best of Sophia Grogsman creations, is is the same juice in both Yvresse & Champagne, there was an additional version called Yvresse Legere in a red box.
    before...
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    Re: Review: L'Artisan Havana Vanille

    tried it last week in NYC at Henri Bendel, they don't have it yet but there was a small tester .. I can't remember much, it is a light watered down vanilla with a bananaish edge.
    not my favorite...
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    Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    I would suggest "Dans Tes Bras" by Editions Frederic Malle,
    there is no much onion in this, but it is very sensual & smells like sexy musky skin sweat in a good way.
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    Re: My impression of Korous YSL put into picture

    Korous is a work of genius, ...

    there is nothing wrong with Korous, when you spray it into air you get a soapy, crisp metalic aroma with a shocking stimulating edge, just like 'a blue fougere',
    ...
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    Re: Jacques Cavallier - Perfumer

    I adore his early charismatic creations in the 90's as L'eau d'Issey, Opium PH, Lancome Poeme , Cartier Pasha, AdG -at that time only-, & the later ones as NU, M7, McQueen Kingdom, RG.

    but since...
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    Re: Looking for a masculine chypre?

    What about Lauder for men by EL & Boucheron Pour Homme edt/edp ?
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    Re: New: Ambre Nuit by Dior Homme 'Exclusive line'

    Annick Menardo did only Bois dArgent & Francis Kurkdjian did the other two, so I'd guess it could be Menardo???
    but the ingredients doesn't sound Menardo creamy 'comforting' style,no? confused, I...
  53. Re: What changes would you make to your favorite scents?

    I would love to make Yves Saint Laurent OPIUM 'original 1977' sharper with more fruity accord 'mandarin & cinnamon' & then smoothed with woodrier accord ' giac & oud',
    & I would reduce the rose,...
  54. Re: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond / Mandorlo di Sicilia

    I love it & everyone sniff it on me love it too, & a happy comforting scent with a non sticky caramel/ coffee edge.
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    Re: Chanel Coromandel

    a small layering tip here for the wintery nights : one spray of Opium PH EDP, will strenghten & warm Coromandel up.
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    New: Ambre Nuit by Dior Homme 'Exclusive line'

    This is the 4th addition to the three perfumes from the boutique exclusive Dior Homme collection, introduced in 2004, (Bois D`argent, Eau Noire and Cologne Blanche), it is listed as a unisex in...
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    Re: Body Kouros for Men by Yves Saint Laurent

    I love it's soothing & calming effect,
    this is one of the best creations of Annick Menardo.
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    Re: What to wear during sex?

    any creationa was made under Tom Ford:
    my favorie are:
    YSL NU
    M7-after shave s lighter & better-
    Gucci PH
    Rush for men & women

    & also Yves Saint Laurent Opium 'pf' & Opium 'ph'.

    & 1 spray...
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    Re: Fragrant happiness is...?

    is my private ritual, to be alone & handle my favorite Parfum extract bottle of L'Air du Temp, Opium or Champagne"Yvresse", from thier luxe box, touch the bottle top with my finger tips & bath my...
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    Re: Tom Fords Oud Wood - Your Take On It

    It is a good intake on oud & I used to like it, but now I can sniff here everywhere in town on every man, just like a uniform fragrance.. I would call it instead TF Public Blend
  61. Re: Le Labo exclusives are going global for November

    I wonder if Lucky Scent will have them too, they are the only place that I can purchase Le Labo from?
    I need that Annick Menardo's Gaiac 10 badly.
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    Re: YvesSaintLaurent Nu

    Nu black soap was amazing too, & it smells different from the fragrance more subtle & almost like Hotel Cosete & Dans de Bra
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    Re: Start the Ungaro deathwatch

    if there is someone need to be blamed here is Mr. Mounir Moufarrige, he is the one who has approached Lohan & signed with her a multi million dollar contract!
    & since the day he gave the order to...
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    Re: New Lorenzo Villoresi - Mare Nostrum

    I am obsessed with iodine note, can't wait to bath myself in this one.
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    Re: Advice on Lip Care Products (for Men)

    La Mer Lip Balm is a good one.
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    Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    YSL used to have the best, but they are discontinued now:
    M7 was creamy & comforting, NU black soap is the most sexy, Opium PH, Champagne,
    all are gone :(
    ESCAPE for men green transparent soap...
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    Re: Messenger bags for men

    traditional, neat, classy ...
    I thought about Yves Saint Laurent 'Besace' messenger bag, I have a grey one in embossed crocodile & get many compliments , I belive you can find great deals at...
  68. Re: Layering suggestions for layering Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male

    from my experiment YSL Body Kouros works well Le Male body moistrizing spray.
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    Re: Peanut butter and Chocolate scent?

    I adore nutty notes & PB too, I 2nd L'Artisan Bois Farine & it smells even better & more gourmand when it is layered with L'Artisan Vanillia.
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    Re: sexual fragrances

    OPIUM PH edp
    &
    YSL NU
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Thirding the welcome MHC & thanks for the great review , I love that spot of Paris a walk from Colette, Hotel Costes & Palais Royal, I like the pricing strategy & what you said on the black golden...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - I own a bottle

    it was launched here a 2 weeks ago, it has that common element between the original Fahrenheit & the 32, with deep spicy oreintal touch, i think it will make a pleasant x-mas fragrance with an...
  73. Thread: "Midnight Oud"

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    Re: "Midnight Oud"

    Sybarite I think you can find pure oud oil in Oxford Street at Oud Arabia, & they sell small bottles of oud like 5 or 10 ml, -oud is measured by Tola & we usualy by quarter or half Tola' so it is...
  74. Thread: "Midnight Oud"

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    Re: "Midnight Oud"

    well Astaroth & Sybarite to us we are soaked in oud oil the moment we born & we are surrounded with burning oud every day & every event in our life in weddings & funerals .... it is a major part of...
  75. Re: Rare/Discont/HTF Fragrances Basenoters Should Know ?

    Minotaure -Paloma Picasso
    Ricci Club - Nina Ricci
    YSL NU
    YSL Jazz Prestige
    YSL Rive Gauche original formula by Jaque Polge
    Anthrasite- Jacomo
    Relax - Davidoff
    Zino Davidoff
  76. Thread: "Midnight Oud"

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    Re: "Midnight Oud"

    I smelled it in Dubai at Boutique1 last June where it was exclusively launched there, to my nose it is somthing that I would find in my grand mother perfumes tray somthing that alraedy exist in this...
  77. Re: BN WORLD MEET: all the reports in one place & vote for next year's date!

    Great idea Astaroth, I think the ideal city in the MENA region would be Dubai, it is the only city in the region that has a stand alone boutiques for L'Artisan, Phalington, Caron,Creed & Tom Ford,...
  78. Thread: YSL Parisienne

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    Re: YSL Parisienne

    I am so glad that Sophia Grojsman is involved in this, she is the best one to understand the essence of YSL culture since she did PARIS & CHAMPAGNE, I heared it has an intresting vinyl note in the...
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    Re: Ooops! Happy Ramadan!

    here most of drinks & food are infused with Saffron, Cardamom, Cinnamon & Rose water, so you can say that Ramadan taste like L'Artisan Safran Troublant.

    I can't wear fragrance while i am fasting,...
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    Re: Rive Gauche or Body Kouros

    both ;)
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    Re: Ooops! Happy Ramadan!

    Thanks, bliss you all...
    the only fragrance that i can stand while fasting is a drop of Pasage d'Enfre.
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    Re: something for children?

    L'Artisans Mure et Musc & Jour d'F'Ete, are quite soft for kids too..
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    Re: something for children?

    L'Occitant Honey Water fragrance is so lovely on my kids & delicious in a good way, it is now discontinued :(
    I found L'Air du Temp by Nina Ricci & L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake are quite nice &...
  84. Thread: Only One Shot

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    Re: Only One Shot

    my inner elbows, so i can keep sniff it as well..
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    Re: Arabian Wood Tom Ford

    I've smelled this one in TF boutique at Dubai Mall, & washed my hands immediately ..
    to me AW smells like somthing that I would found in my Grandmother perfumes tray, to my nose it is not original...
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    Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    yes he was alive at that time but he didn't approve it, he had no control at all on his brand for both perfumes & ready to wear since Gucci Group purchased YSL & Tom Ford was in control for...
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    Re: CHANEL Egoiste and YSL Opium.

    both are dear to my heart, Egoiste is easier to approach anytime,
    while Opium is more 'dangerous' it is for the intimate moments in the coldest & darkest winter nights.
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    Re: One house for all occasions

    Yves Saint Laurent
    no doubt,,,,
    for the most sensual moment there are Opium ph edp, M7 & even L'Homme works.
    for morning freshness & work place, Live Jazz, YSL PH, Jazz & L'homme again.
    for...
  89. Re: Not too formal job interview - what fragrance to wear ?

    a splash of Cologne 68,
    & if it is winter a drop of Ormand Jayne Man
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I noticed YSL L'Homme is attracting alot of females & males as well !
  91. Re: Which Gucci scent do you think is the most ''sexy''

    RUSH, for both men & women.
  92. Thread: Ysl nu

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    Re: Ysl nu

    I love it ... nothing like nu edp , for me it is the modern urban 'Opium', extremly sexy & puts me in the mood..& I loved Nu Black Soap it smells extremly different, another intresting face of NU....
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    Re: Formal Summer Scent

    My list.........

    Cologne 68 - Guerlain
    Zizan - Ormand Jayne
    Isfarkand - Ormand Jayne
    Silver - Amouage
    Nevagar - L'Artisan
    Mure et Musk - L'Artisan
    Passage d'Enfre - L'Artisan
    Cologne...
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    Re: YSL Riche Gauche - Similar to Body Kouros?!

    not at all, at least according to my nose!
    they are extremly the opposite, BK has a smooth creamy calming accord by Benzoin, Caramel, Tonka & Sandal that leaves the skin with a divine warmth with a...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents - Edition II

    I envy you Bogart for JAZZ PRESTIGE & the other hidden gems in th chic packaging of the 80's.
  96. Thread: Le Labo Oud 27

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    Re: Le Labo Oud 27

    I bought this one & it is a well composed intresting juice but I find it shares some of Shams oud oil by "Ajmal", with its luminous oud opening & aura, but after a while it takes different bath with...
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    Sticky: Re: Nasty sexy perfumes

    NU edp
    OPIUM PH edp
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    Re: Your favorite fragance of Dior?

    Bois d'Argent
    Higher
    Dolce Vita
    Dune 'pour femme'
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    Re: First full wearing of Gucci Pour Homme 2

    I love the aroma of the oilves wood in it, so crisp & calming
    & has a "spa -well being" effect.
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    Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    both images are by Tom Ford, that was his 1st ad. for YSL with Sophie Dahl for OPIUM, you should check out these 3 YSL PARIS ADS bt Tom Ford as well, they are more nasty ;)

    ...
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