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  1. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    Same for me with Tabarome.
  2. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    This doesn't happen too much any more, but it certainly did when I was first getting into fragrances. One that stands out in my memory is Black Aoud. I had not been exposed to oud as a note when I...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Dusita Issara bottle
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    Re: Which one of these Xerjoff are FBW?

    I'm a big fan of the house, so I think those are all full bottle worthy, but that is me. I recommend sampling them beforehand if you can. My personal favorite from your list is Naxos.
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    Got mine queued up and ready to go, just waiting for the hot weather...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Thanks! There are some real gems in that line for sure.


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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Bottle of Xerjoff Al-Khatt. I've been getting by with a decant, but I am almost out, and I won't be without this fragrance.
  8. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Roja Dove Sweetie Aoud
  9. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I'm wearing Roja Dove's 15th Anniversary fragrance (didn't see it listed in the directory). Typical Roja - super complex, multi-layered, and smells amazing.
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Oh no, I hope VE wasn't reformulated! My bottle is a couple of years old, and it projects ALL day on my skin. The Roja Dove one is awesome, so you can't go wrong with that.
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Hednic - Is that the Dusita one? That is a house that I have neglected for no particular reason, but I tried Issara the other day from a sample that someone gave me, and I was pleasantly surprised. ...
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I tried Red Tobacco for the first time the other day and really enjoyed it. I agree with you that there are plenty of similar fragrances, but what I liked about Red Tobacco was I could detect that...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Thank you for participating in this thread! I hope this happens as I live in the U.S. and I would love to be able to buy more of your attars. Every time I put on Ajwad I get weak in the knees. :)
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    Re: In need of some assistance....

    Welcome to BN. I think the ones you currently have are pretty versatile, and "cover the bases" so to speak. I don't want to talk you out of simplifying your collection, but it might be worth it to...
  15. Re: Another you can only have one fragrance, which is your choice? Thread

    Bois du Portugal
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    Re: Oud + Lavender fragrance?

    I think London Oud is fantastic and definitely worth checking out. I just recently got a sample of Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme and am loving that one. I believe you can get a free sample from...
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    Guerlain Vetiver
  18. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Yep, that 3ml is all you would ever need.

    I hope you weren't too attached to that bottle of Timbuktu.
  19. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Not my Tabac Grande!! :cry:

    This is to die for tobacco. It is an attar, so super concentrated, kind of like thick syrup. That small vial you stole from me will last you the rest of your life as...
  20. Re: TF Venetian Bergamot or Virgin Island Water?

    VIW for me, no doubt.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I've never tried this, but I wonder if it is similar to the other chypre he had a while back (Encens was it?). I loved that one, but I slept on it, and now it is gone. Heartbroken.
  22. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    How dare you, sir. Your M7 = gone.
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    Re: Most worn in April 2020

    Not a single repeat.
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    Re: Frederic Malle & Xerjoff

    Frederic Malle
    Portrait of a Lady
    Musc Ravageuer

    Xerjoff
    Black Sukar
    Alexandria II
  25. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Taking N.CAL's Irisss from him??? Dangerous move, I know how much he loves that one (me too).
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    Re: Rogue Fougere LíAube just wow!

    I love Fougere L'Aube. I just have a little sample that I got when I bought a bottle of Mousse Illuminee. I'm not sure I'll pick up a full bottle of it, because I do think it is quite similar to...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

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    Oud Luban. Really loving these Xerjoff attars.
  28. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    You beat me to it! For that, your bottle of Derby is gone!
  29. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Emanuel76, that bottle of Oxford & Cambridge now sits on my bathroom sink. Appreciate it!
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    Re: Finally a perfect cabinet for me

    Looks great!
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    Re: Byredo fragrances to try?

    Bal d'Afrique is the stand out to me. It leans a little fem if that matters, but I love wearing it. I thought Pulp was very unique. A lot of people love it, but it was a no go for me.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nice! :)
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    One of my favorites. The Etude en Fougere is equally as good, and was my first full bottle purchase. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on some of the others.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Working from home office, windows open, beautiful day with mild breeze blowing in, and enjoying Chypre Extraordinaire. Wonderful stuff.
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    Re: Thoughts on APLS vs Grand Soir?

    Both are great, but I think APLS is just more compelling. APLS is the dirtiest thing from the house, and it is spectacular. I would recommend getting a sample prior to a blind buy.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

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    Re: Dont understand the Ambre Nuit hype

    This is not the first time that I heard Ambre Nuit has poor performance. My bottle is a few years old, and while it is no beast, it is not a shrinking violet either. I get 8-10 hours of longevity. ...
  38. Re: How Are Clones/Imposter Colognes Perceived Here?

    I personally steer clear as a general rule. I'm not passing judgment, but just speaking for myself, I know if I was to wear a clone, it would just feel cheap and I would know it wasn't the real deal.
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    Re: Your favorite Perfumer?

    So hard to pick just one, but I'll go with Betrand Duchaufour.
  40. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Roja Dove Risque (Creation-R). Now discontinued, picked up a bottle while there was still one to be had.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Couldn't agree more. This one was love at first sniff for me.
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Sahraa, London Oud, and Parisian Oud are my favorites, but there isn't one I haven't enjoyed.
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    Poll: Re: Which of these Xerjoff do you prefer?

    I love all three, but went with Ivory Route.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I found a little sample of Tom Ford Vert des Bois that I forgot I had. Bonus. I'm really enjoying this one. A little fresh, a little sweet, very nice.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    You're in for a real ride.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    After a brief hiatus, I picked up another bottle of Original Vetiver, a bottle of Guerlain SDV, and a bottle of A Midsummer Dream.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    Curious about this one. Hope you love it.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    Very nice!
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    Re: How much sprays per day ?

    Two or three sprays usually. If it is an extrait or a powerhouse, I just do one.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2020

    Today I went with Byredo's Bibliotheque candle.
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    Re: Dior Oud Rosewood 2020 Discussion

    I'm looking forward to trying this. I haven't been super impressed with the recent privee offerings compared to the older ones, but one never knows.
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    Re: Getting addicted to moss!

    I have an old bottle of Eucris from Geo F. Trumper that I'm pretty sure has real oakmoss in it. I have no idea what the current version is like. Beyond that, I would just stick with Rogue. You get...
  53. Re: Roja Parfums Reckless pour homme VS Fetish pour homme

    I love both, but I would pick Reckless. I never seem to have occasions to wear Fetish.
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    Re: Is nasomatto baraonda blind buy worthy?

    One of my favorite boozy fragrances, but I think it should be sampled prior to purchase. I'm not sure there is a safe blind buy from this house.
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    Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I have Black Gold, Montabaco, and Nawab of Oudh. Black Gold is the one that comes the closest to masterpiece status of the three, but the other two are very nice.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I remembered this week! Went with the Parfum version.
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    Re: Lets's Talk About Bois du Portugal

    BdP is just one of those fragrances that just suits me perfectly. I love everything about it. As far as it smelling dated or old fashioned, I sort of get that, but it smells so good I just don't...
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    Re: Any fans of Carner El Born?

    I just have a decant, but I do like it quite a bit. I find it very pleasant.
  59. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I'm grateful for this community as well. Hope everyone stays healthy and happy.
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    Myrrhe Imperiale, Rose d'Arabie, and Oud Royal were the standouts to me. None are worth full retail IMHO.
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    Re: Knize ten - Worth chasing vintage?

    The current version still smells great, but I get crap longevity. The version I have is a few years old FWIW.
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    Re: Can a male wear 4-5 sprays of br540

    I usually go with 2 sprays with BR540.
  63. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Spot on. I will add Diaghilev.
  64. Re: What cologne does Miamiís most legendary playboy wear?

    This is the funniest/saddest goddam thing I have seen in a long while. Thank you for the post.
  65. Re: Anything come close to Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2012?

    Can't argue with that. I'm treasuring the last little bit I have in my bottle.
  66. Re: Wow, I really love Dior's Cologne Royale but...

    I like Cologne Royale too, but I agree it is hard to spend that much on an Eau de Cologne type fragrance. I paid for Chanel's Eau de Cologne, and I'm a little sorry I did. Smells great, but lasts...
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    Re: Mens Fragrance Candles

    I'd be cautious of going cheap on a candle. I would avoid ones made from low-grade paraffin wax. There are plenty of other options these days - soy, coconut, beeswax, etc. There are some great...
  68. Re: Got my first niche fragrance ever and a friend drops it.....

    I dropped a decant of Silver Mountain Water, and it shattered all over my bathroom floor. Glad to hear your Blue Beast bottle stayed intact. If that broke, your carpet would have smelled of...
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    Re: Top 5 scents March 1 2020 version

    Creed Bois du Portugal
    FM Portrait of a Lady
    Xerjoff Black Sukar
    Roja Dove Amber Aoud
    Roja Dove Great Britain
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    Re: Most worn in February 2020

    The only repeat in Feb was Eau Sauvage Parfum (2012). Wore it twice.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Went with the Parfum version today. Love this stuff.
  72. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Berdoues Oud Wa Ward. Really enjoying this. This is another rose - oud- patch fragrance, but done really well. I just have a small sample, but I may have to hunt down a bottle or at least a decant.
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    This is the correct answer. FWIW, I have the recent EDP version also, and while it is great, the EDT is just perfect.
  74. Re: Areej Le Dorť War and Peace II - It's incredible!

    W&P II is indeed incredible. I've never smelled anything like it. The musk was almost too much for me when I first wore it, but I got used to it, and that drydown is amazing. Lovers of animalic...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I hadn't heard that about Tam Dao, but perhaps you are correct. I have the EdP version, and my bottle is a couple of years old. Not sure what that tells you.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I have never smelled pure Mysore sandalwood oil, and my frame of reference for the note of sandalwood is other fragrances I own (Santal Blush, Wonderwood, Tam Dao, Egoiste, Bois des Iles, etc.). I'm...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I went with Kilian's Sacred Wood today. I almost never wear this one, but when I am in the mood for sandalwood, this fits the bill perfectly.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Love this :) Sure that's enough?
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

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  80. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    This bothers me too. I always get a chuckle thinking about a seasoned BN'er with a 300+ bottle collection interacting with one of these poor unsuspecting sales associates at the fragrance counter. ...
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    Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    If you're still around, OP, have you tried Xerjoff Melesia? Very balsamic, and the oud is fantastic. Well above the price point you mentioned, but perhaps you can find a decant somewhere.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I'm sure there are plenty of contenders that I can't recall at the moment. I recent one that stands out is one of the Varvatos/Nick Jonas fiascos. Don't even remember which one. I got a sample...
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    Re: Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    GIT was my first exposure to niche fragrances years ago, and it is what got me to jump down the rabbit hole. I still love it and come back to it frequently.
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    Re: How is Bois DíArgent by Dior?

    I love Bois d'Argent. Certainly one of my favorites from that line. It smells very ethereal to me. Longevity is great, but it is never obnoxious in terms of projection.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nice! I'll keep the eyes peeled for Cheval on his website. That Tabacaurum sounds amazing too. Sultan was good enough to throw in a sample of Cuirlilas with my last order. That one is amazing.
  86. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    Oud Palao (EdP) and Tam Dao (EdP) are my favorites, but as Zilpha said above, it's all about the candles.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - February 2020

    Broke open my Byredo Bibliotheque candle for the first time today. Smells amazing.
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    I really enjoy Oud for Greatness, but not enough to purchase a full bottle. I scored a 10ml decant, count me happy.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st January, 2020

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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Did I hear someone say Fahrenheit Friday? Done and done!
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    Re: Tigers enjoy CK Obsession

    I saw that article in the Washington Post this morning about big cats liking Obsession. No accounting for taste I suppose.
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    Re: OUD WOOD - Gentleman's Fragrances

    Oud Wood actually lasts a long time on me. I think I bought my bottle a few years ago for what it's worth. Carved Oud by Thameen is similar to Oud Wood, and that one lasts all day on me.
  93. Thread: MFK Oud

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    Re: MFK Oud

    I get mostly saffron from MFK Oud.
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    How about Floris No. 89?
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    Re: Coffee based frgrance

    This
  96. Re: Frequently mentioned scents you STILL haven't smelled....

    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Jicky
    Caron Tabac Blond
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    There are so many great ones that I love, but nothing holds a candle to Roja's Great Britain IMO.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I'm a little late to the party, but went with the Parfum version today. I've owned and loved the EDT version forever, but I just got the Parfum version and am wearing it for the first time today. ...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Love the straight!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nice! I love the civet in Al Lail. What else did you order?
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