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    Re: Okay.....so how many 1861s are there?

    LOL! Should come with a complimentary Guilotine for all of ones bank cards
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    Re: Dorinia SA E - how did they do it?

    Hi Pears hope all is well. Thanks to Christopher Bartlett I managed to smell both variants of Dorina as well as Rose Givco 217 and Wardia, and to tell you the truth there isn't too much...
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    Re: Dorinia SA E - how did they do it?

    Lol! Yes they certainly are David especially in chemistry where the correct letters are even more important as you very well know.
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    Re: Dorinia SA E - how did they do it?

    Lol! Imagine using dimethylsulphate instead of using the sulphide.......a perfume to die for literally!��
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    Re: Dorinia SA E - how did they do it?

    Could Strawberry furanone be used? Possibly a very light touch unless wanting the rose to have a lychee facet
  6. Re: What's the reason they call agarwood fragrances "Ouds"?

    This thread is hilarious and ridicilous..........why don't we all just argue about how to pronounce potato or tomato properly and also whilst we are at it argue the actual origins of these two plants...
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    Re: ys uzac - oud ankaa

    it's definitely a wild beast secured with a silk diamond studded leash......i smelt it in Harrods 3 weeks ago and was pretty impressed by its feral but tamed qualities. unfortunately didn't spray on...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    MashAllah Adam my dear beloved Akhe!
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Salaam Alaikum warahmah tullah wa barakah tuhu akhe Adem! A warm welcome to basenotes indeed ye akhe!��
  10. Thread: New home

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    Sticky: Re: New home

    Grant you are a STAR matey.....thanks for this ;-)
    See you at the next meetup!
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    :tongue: it's really really. ....really great stuff. ....can't believe there was a 500ml bottle of this available retailing at $1500...i would have pulled the trigger if i knew how good it was at...
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    Re: Behold - The Immortelle Thread!

    Profumi-del-Forte Platinum. ....an excellent use of Immortelle as recommended by fellow basenoter Alfarom
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    Re: What's a good ambergris perfume?

    I would also second Ambra Aurea along with del Forte's Ambra Mediterraneana....these are truly excellent and should be a staple in any perfumistas collection. Both of these are an excellent balance...
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    Salaamu alaikum warahmah tullah wabarakahtuhu! ...

    Salaamu alaikum warahmah tullah wabarakahtuhu! Long time no hear AbuBakr! How have you been? Alhamdulillah it's excellent seeing you back here again :-D
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    Re: Amouage Sandal - oil

    I used to have the white boxed version and was excellent! Incredibly buttery smooth and longlasting with a slightly spicy start. The later black box versions were ok but i felt slight astringency...
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    Or maybe a few drops of liquidass will add to the ambience :-D
    http://www.liquidass.com/
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    Kourous, Ajmal AA musk gazelle or MFK absolue pour le Soir. .........guess the poo will just add to animal aspects of these animalic beastie beauties!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Hey Alfa hope you are well buddy. If you have time give 1888 by Cassamorati 1888 a try. It definitely blew me away with it's sheer longetivity and opulence.
  19. MASHALLAH! A beautiful thread indeed to...

    MASHALLAH! A beautiful thread indeed to enlighten our mind, body and soul.
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    Re: Harrods Salon de Parfum Opening night

    Congrats buddy! 1888 is truly an amazing buy!
    I went there last weekend and have to say Henry Jaques boutique was AMAAAAAAZZZZZZIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGG! 250 OILS! I thought i was in heaven! All the...
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    (1.) Siberian Musk Gazelle Grains by Feeloud, profumo.it and various other vendors.....the grains are expensive but worth trying as the reference real musk note.
    (2.) Black Musk Gazelle by Abdul...
  22. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    Lol! I know but now there is an eighth in a golden amber bottle just called 1888 :-D

    Here's a pic:
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Xerjoff/1888-21616.html
  23. Re: First Experience with Real Oud (Oud Yusuf)

    :grin::grin:

    Welcome to the Oudhy Matrix Buysblind...... :Grin:
    Your nose has just opened up to the ultimate reality and truth that the evil large perfume companies dont want the masses to...
  24. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    You have to get Xerjoff Casamoratti's 1888! It's just amazingly lush and rich with superb projection and longetivity. Amouage Tribute Attar too is another gem. I would also add Amouage Al Shomoukh...
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    @Edwardt LMAO!

    @Edwardt LMAO!
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    Re: Skanky perfumes

    AA Musk Gazelle by Ajmal. ............you gotta be brave to wear this stuff. ....it's rather antisocial ;-P
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    ......meh! :'-(
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Ooooh! I still haven't tried Rozy and none of the O'driu range. :'-(
    have heard a lot of good things about these two.
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    Re: Help me pick a Vetiver that lasts

    Hi there Souryu. Personally I haven't purchased another vetiver fragrance in the last 4 years thanks to a fellow basenoter Trebor who introduced me to Vetiver oils. They have several advantages over...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 1 September, 2014.

    Vintage Ungaro III and Amouage Rayaheen Attar. .....smelling very, very rosy indeed!
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    Re: "And my top 5 citrusy scents is..."

    1. Colonia del Forte 1452*
    2. Casamorati Fiero
    3. TF Azure Lime
    4. Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    5. Jardin d'Amilfi
    I also have to add i adore the petitgrain in the original Bulgari Aqua
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Dude! I've yet to smell it and infact will buy a 30ml bottle God willing in the next few days. Also i wanted to avoid seeming biased as i was dying to mention significant other rosy Amouage attars...
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    1. Amouage Lyric man
    2. Amouage Homage Attar
    3. Potrait of a Lady
    4. Xerjoff Warda al Oud
    5. Noir de Noir
  34. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    I've got to agree with you, truly one of the smoothest and unusually excecuted leathers I've smelt so far. Very original and truly stunning!
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    Strange indeed....Nuwa on me is beautifully...

    Strange indeed....Nuwa on me is beautifully balsamic and spicy, very golden and ambery from the beginning. I normally hate cumin in fragrances but the dreaded note has been beautifully represented...
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    I'm glad that Diaghilev works for you however on...

    I'm glad that Diaghilev works for you however on my skin it turns in to a revolting green lactonic mess. Daghialev is a truly complex composition with different notes and accords and thus would be...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

    Roja Dove Nuwa. .....pure spiced bliss :-)
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    Roja Dove Nuwa.......pure spiced bliss :-)

    Roja Dove Nuwa.......pure spiced bliss :-)
  39. Re: A step beyond Musc Koublai Khan and Kiehls Musk

    I 100% agree with Mixerscent's recommendation of the 2nd one in your list which is absolutely amazing and not as feral as Ajmals AA Musk Gazelle. The ASAQ version is rather warm and fuzzy with a...
  40. Re: How are you enjoying the trio from Papillon so far?

    I have to give Le Senteurs a visit in the next few days and will report back. Anubis definitely is the one I'm looking forward to trying along with the Tobacco Rose. Angelique also looks pretty...
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Has anyone tried the cannabis oil from Hermitage and if so what were your thoughts?
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Wow! I'm not sure whether I'm deserving of so much praise and kind compliments as there are others out there truly much more worthy....... :-D God Bless you! All I can say is I hope to meet your...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Out of all the Arabian houses Claire I would strongly recommend Amouage, as I have found so far Abdul Samad Al Qurashi and also Arabian Oud laced with a high amount of synthetics(and the synthetics...
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    Re: Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    Rose is amazing with vanilla. .....one of my favourite layering combos is Amouage's Lyric man with Profumum's Vanitas. Vanilla seems to exalt rose really well and increases longetivity quite...
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    Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    Personally I find that Attars aged smells a lot more finer than a fresher batch and depending on how well looked after the oil is, it should age extremely well. ....even more so than an alcoholic...
  46. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    With a dollop of Ajmals AA Musk Gazelle
    :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Norma Kamali's Incense layered with Amouage Lyric man. ...one spritz of each
  48. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    Calamus if done badly.....reminds me of stagnant pond water with dead frog in it!
    Also I can't stand lactonic peachy notes as found in Piguets Fracas
  49. Re: Rare amouage attar collection for sale !!! Will ship worldwide!!!

    Bump
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    Problem is Ipp* ASF didn't even reply to emails for the commonly available stuff such as Arabian Oud Musk Mutsalik or Ajmals Ruh al oudh....so really I don't know what's going on with them.**

    ...
  51. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    Universal's khalid seems ok, as I've bought from him before and the shipping is usually very fast. It's ASFDUBAISHOP that I found to hit and miss as have emailed and WhatsApp them a number of times...
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    :shocked::shocked:

    :shocked::shocked:
  53. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    That's a really good price for Homage! Congrats matey!
    The Asrar prices are really good too.....I snagged the last bottle of 30ml white box Asrar from universal perfumes for £199 the other day....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 23, 2014

    Amouage Rayaheen Attar. .........I'm in sheer Taifi blissssssssssssssssss
  55. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    I know it's a lot but have been sampling and testing. ........also buying alot in the last six months!

    Norma Kamali's Incense
    Profumi-del-Forte Ambra Mediterraneana
    Profumum Roma Ambra Aurea...
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    Re: Great Free PDF of a book

    Hey Paul God Bless matey! Just what I needed! :-D
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    Re: What's with the oud craze?

    Lol! I will never forget the day when a Killian SA approached me with Killian Pure Oud and I in return made her blind smell 3ml of Firmenich's Agarwood blend.......her reaction was automatically how...
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    Re: What's with the oud craze?

    The experience one gains from a drop of 100% pure natural oudh oil is truly transcendent and a spiritual experience and I'm willing to spend £££ on a tiny bottle of this precious oil produced and...
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    Re: How many colognes do you have/use?

    ...around 200 and counting. ...haven't included the samples bare in mind. I know I'm beyond help....its an obsession but an enjoyable one.
    Half of them are oils and I absolutely adore, but get to...
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    Re: Amouage - Afrah Attar

    ............it's spring/summer in the UK right now......well maybe not the last few days.... :-D
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    Re: Amouage - Afrah Attar

    I'm allowed to change my mind Ivana....and after getting Afrah my self I got to really appreciate it. I hated Gold originally but now I like it...a persons taste changes as they become more refined. ...
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    Re: Amouage - Afrah Attar

    Nah Ipp :-) in bahjah they do use animal musk but in very light dosage. To me Bahjah is disappointing imho as it disappears in two hours albeit it is a gorgeous frankincense and musk blend. Also dont...
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    Re: Amouage - Afrah Attar

    I absolutely agree Afrah bares no resemblance what so ever to Molook...two different beasts but truly gorgeous. Afrah however bares some resemblance to Gold....just replace the civet with oudh and...
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    Re: Jewel of Arabia. ASAQ, Ajmal.

    I say buy or try to get as many samples as possible. Try before you commit to buy is the main moral of what im saying. There is no such thing as good or bad oudh...its all very subjective. I may like...
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Are you? Wow!
    Well done for coming out of the closet. I commend you for doing it so publicly. You are brave........Well done !
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    if i was the condemned i would use a whole 50ml bottle of Secretions Magnifique by Etat Libre d'Oranger or Ajmals AA Musk Gazelle and concentrate the fragrance mainly on my...
  67. Rare amouage attar collection for sale !!! Will ship worldwide!!!

    For your attention I present to you some of the rarest and most difficult to obtain Arabian Oud and Amouage attars from my extensive collection. I will be listing new items on a regular basis but for...
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    I've noticed that unlike their older and popular...

    I've noticed that unlike their older and popular distillations like B8 and B6 some their other oils they are offering in 3-12ml offerings. I don't know I found the website rather confusing......took...
  69. Re: Never buy oud oil from ebay...what a synthetic mess

    I say listen to your gut feelings and trust your instinct.......if its too good to be true than it truly is especially terms of oudh. I'm still quite new to the oudh arena but in the last six months...
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    I believe Bluemoon has done some analysis on some...

    I believe Bluemoon has done some analysis on some of the oils from AsiaForestry and has written about some of their oils a while back specifically if I remember correctly their B6 and B8. She...
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  73. Re: [NEW] Salamah Attar by Amouage (Exclusive Limited Edition)

    Its good but imo too strong. You gotta get past the sharp top notes than is quite enjoyable.. Its one I find enjoyable in minute quantities. Would say a needle swipe rather than a drop. Personally...
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    Lol, ofcourse she does and can or I will end up with a nagging headache :-P
    She loves Tayibah.
    That's just plain old Gold parfum apparently old formulation or at least that's what I'm told.
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    That box was a gift from my wife to store the attars bless her.
    Lol! Interms of what they are, may just keep it a secret...... :-P
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    Lol! Bless you all! Only thing is the box doesn't shut properly as the 30ml attar bottles are too tall....but overall love my little treasure chest and all its smelly treasures!
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    God Bless you matey!
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    A rare view of some of my collection.
    Yes! Yes! I know I should not expose my collection to bright sunlight but it was just for few minutes......
    ...
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    Re: Homage,Tribute or Al Shomukh?

    ............................ ;-) ;-)
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    Re: Homage,Tribute or Al Shomukh?

    I've many musks at home, some fake synths and some real pongy natural ones which I use as a reference and I can tell you my Al Shomoukh contains none of the synths. It may be a yet another case of...
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    Re: Homage,Tribute or Al Shomukh?

    Lol! Salaamualaikum ye akhe Origilio, hope all is well inshAllah.
    I prefer all three as each is very unique as I've mentioned a number of times before. But in all honesty I prefer Al Shomoukh due to...
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    Re: Amouage Attars???

    Each to their own I suppose.....and well done for announcing to everybody; even though I can see you were trying your very best not to tell anybody. You deserve a medal for your valiant effort....
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    Dude perfume is my big passion and hobby and my...

    Dude perfume is my big passion and hobby and my wife bless her cotton socks understands that. As long as I wash my hands or wear the oils whilst I'm out and about she does not mind. However sometimes...
  84. Re: Good News for Amouage Attar fans (U.K.)

    It was my pleasure.....anytime. Bless you Trebor and Ipp. But I've to warn people the manager informed me that availability is still limited to whilst the stock in the warehouse lasts........ Who...
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    Loved Al Mouhit Al Azraq very very unusual....

    Loved Al Mouhit Al Azraq very very unusual. Problem was some toerag decided to buy the whole stock......I probably would have done the same! Lol! From the very small sample I tried It was strikingly...
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    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    Anytime buddy :-)
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    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    To me Beloved Man is definitely a chimera. It behaves slightly differently on me too depending on my body temperature...........got a dreaded fever! English fluctuating weather......go figure!
    I...
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    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    Ok peeps I had a chance to try out the new Beloved Man yesterday night. The fragrance concentration is very high for an EdP at 30-35% and the price is £265. It’s exclusive to Harrods and the Lowndes...
  89. Re: The long awaited Beloved for Man by Amouage is now available!!!!

    Thanks Iivanita for your kind compliments. As I was one of the first to get hands on this fragrance for a review I thought that I should do a proper one and thoroughly analyse to do it justice as to...
  90. Re: The long awaited Beloved for Man by Amouage is now available!!!!

    Ok peeps I had a chance to try out the new Beloved Man yesterday night. The fragrance concentration is very high for an EdP at 30-35% and the price is £265. It’s exclusive to Harrods and the Lowndes...
  91. The long awaited Beloved for Man by Amouage is now available!!!!

    Good news Ladies and Gents,
    Amouage has at last released Beloved for Man at its boutique and at Harrods. Going over there right now to give it a try! :-)
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    Re: Ambra Aurea vs Ambra Mediterranea

    What is it you like specifically about AM compared to AA?
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    Ambra Aurea vs Ambra Mediterranea

    Both are legendary ambers containing a super dosage of grey amber (Ambergris) and are from Italian niche brands, but what else could you say about these two if they were battle together to win an...
  94. Re: Amouage Rose Attar (TRO)..........TRO abbreviation of ???

    Ipp what do you mean? You were disappointed with your older white box version? =-O

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    Ipp what do you mean? You were disappointed with your older white box version? =-O
  95. Re: Amouage Rose Attar (TRO)..........TRO abbreviation of ???

    Ipp I'm still waiting for Harrods to receive their shipment so that I may get my rose and other stuff. It's now been four long awaited weeks........patience is running very low....... As soon as I...
  96. Re: Amouage Rose Attar (TRO)..........TRO abbreviation of ???

    Lol! I willThink for myself two spoonful should suffice.....unless I want to be looking like a divinely smelling looompah oooompah! :-P
  97. Re: Amouage Rose Attar (TRO)..........TRO abbreviation of ???

    Lol! Ipp now you got me salivating.....I loooooove kulfi but pistachio gotta be my fave
  98. Re: Amouage Rose Attar (TRO)..........TRO abbreviation of ???

    Wish you could have tried Majan.......its so gooooood. If you can try getting tayiba next. I think damascena is Bulgaria. I tried Bulgaria and Turkish oils from different sources and although was...
  99. Re: Amouage Rose Attar (TRO)..........TRO abbreviation of ???

    Ivanita thank you very much for taking time out for the research. Wished it was taifi but guess damascena will do. This oil is so tenacious and lovely, great for blending. Am going to get it anyway....
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    Apologies ladies and gents for the rant and rave...

    Apologies ladies and gents for the rant and rave before......I believe one should compliment or complain where they are due.
    Oudramatic I believe if you liked Manuka than you may love the royal...
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