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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    I've went through 4 bottles of Eau de Campagne so, that one I guess.

    Honorable mention/second place goes to Rive Gauche
  2. Re: Help identifying Chanel Antaeus batch/production date

    It's definitely real. I'm familiar with the scent. I think it is just an old bottle.
  3. Help identifying Chanel Antaeus batch/production date

    I have a supposedly vintage bottle of Antaeus but I have no clue when it was made. My partner said it was his father's from the 80's, but I don't know how accurate that is. I will try and attach some...
  4. Re: Are Colognes Really Weaker or Is Olfactory Fatigue Worse than We Realize?

    This is a valuable post on the subject. The fragrance palate is a crucial component in the opinions regarding preference, longevity, etc. I used to think Prada Amber pH was smooth as butter, but...
  5. Re: Fragrance for the fall and winter that makes you want to cuddle?

    If you do some eBay, google shopping, or Amazon searches, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

    I'd also recommend:

    Dior Homme
    Ambre Sultan, Chergui, Daim Blond, etc (the entire...
  6. Re: Amber Narguile, but more masculine? Cannot find this holy grail scent...

    It really isn't a parallel, but the dried fruit accord in Ambre Narguille brings up the candied ones in...

    Chanel Egoiste

    Obviously it's got much more wood prominent notes, but it does also...
  7. Re: Frags you enjoy/respect, but would NOT want to wear in public?

    It's hard for me to pull off some of the 80's era and vintage feminines in my wardrobe. I'll either wear in privacy or in the dead of winter to minimize projection.

    Caron 3rd Man
    Guerlain...
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    Re: Orange Blossom Fragrances

    Thank you, I will have to look into those! I'm probably going to get some decants of a few on my list.

    I was doing a search on eBay yesterday and this came up, I've never seen this label on any SL...
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    Re: Orange Blossom Fragrances

    So, I'm reviving an older thread in search of my hunt for orange blossom and neroli. I recently bought Fleur de Male, but I am not fully satisfied with the base and it's powder overload. I think what...
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    How dare you?! Two of my favorites.

    Ambre Sultan for the win, though.
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Ambre Sultan
    Bois ..... any of the series, Violette is my favorite
    Borneo 1834
    Chergui
    Chene
    Daim Blond
    Five O'Clock au Gingembre
    Iris Silver Mist
    L'eau series
    Santal de Mysore and Majuscle
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    Minimalist - Patchouli Patch
    Aabstract - Patchouli 24
    Main theme - Borneo 1834
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    Re: Smoothen Forehead Wrinkles?

    Start a good skincare regimen.

    Skinceuticals Antioxidant serum (Phloretin CF or CE Ferulic)

    Sunscreen

    Night cream that exfoliates with AHA/Glycolic
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    Re: What's the best smelling shampoo?

    Harmful ingredients? Please clarify, a lot of people view this differently (sulfates, parabens, etc). Most all shampoos contain sulfates and they aren't "harmful", but they are detergents and might...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur question - with pics

    I was totally thinking the same thing! Where can I get in line to buy some vintage Chanel PM?

    Let me go clean up my drool.
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    Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    Santal Blush - Tom Ford
    Santal Blanc
    I think it's quite creamy and right on the unisex border... but then again I wear some florals.

    Like JiveHippo said, decants allow you to purchase smaller...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Went to the outlets yesterday after work to browse, and was pleasantly surprised.

    Went to a gray market vendor (the fragrance outlet?) and they were, of course, running a deal. 50% off marked...
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    Re: Tanning Quetions?

    Anything safe for the face is fine for the body, it just doesn't work in reverse sometimes because facial skin is more sensitive. It would be rather expensive to use as a body self tanner based on...
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    Re: Tanning Quetions?

    Thanks Danny. I hear Clarins just introduced a product called Golden Glow Booster. I want to try it. Evidently there is no smell, and you add it to your existing skin care moisturizer.

    Also worth...
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    Re: Suggestions from wet shavers

    I'm not an everyday shaver, as my beard doesn't grow that quickly yet (I'm 28). I usually exfoliate with a scrub in the shower on shave days. This tends to loosen up the follicles a bit.

    I use...
  21. Re: My review after visiting various NYC perfumeries Part IV (Leather Oud/Bois D'Argent/Sycomore/etc

    I'm wondering (and I'm going to guess) how you are testing these? It must be on paper.

    You really need to spray on your skin in order to smell the full development over time. These niche frags...
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    I find vanilla can work in summer, just limit the dosage. I like:

    Ambre Sultan
    Dzing!
    Vanille Absolument
    Dior Eau Noire
  23. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    I'd probably go with something from Mr. Dove's line as well. I fell in love with Neroli when I stayed at the Setai in South Beach in March. So much so that I smuggled tons of the toiletries back,...
  24. Re: Tanger Outlets Perfumania and Fragrance Outlet: any suggestions?

    I'd recommend going into the cosmetics stores in the Tanger outlets. I think the one I love is called "The Cosmetics Company Store" or something generic like that. It is all Estee Lauder owned...
  25. Re: Can someone refer me to a lightly scented antiperspirant?

    Kiehl's Antiperspirant and Deodorant Cream is basically unscented. You use like half a pea for each arm so the 50mL bottle lasts quite a while. The bottle's round tip doubles as the applicator....
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    Re: Tanning Quetions?

    Ok, this is a mixed bag here.

    Skin type - Are you pasty white or olive or dark? When concerned with tanning, your skin's melanin content (more makes you darker) is the main concern. People with...
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    Re: Manscaping Advice wanted!

    Use something with a guard. They make specific "body shavers" now. I bought the Philips "Bodygroom" and I find that a 3 in the groin faded up to a 1 works nicely. You can remove the guards and shave...
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    Re: Line on forehead!

    I'd recommend a nightly exfoliant, retinol based. Along with an antioxidant serum from Skinceuticals (Phloretin CF). Their serums actually get Vit C and other antioxidants to absorb into the skin...
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    Re: Soaps, fragrances you like?

    +1 On Aesop, their stuff is so potent smelling yet it doesn't linger or overbear afterwards. I love the Geranium Body Wash and the Vetiver you mentioned above. The lotions and scrubs are great too.
  30. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    What about 1-2 squirts of Timbuktu? I find it woody enough yet lighter than Polo. Not really related in the notes, but it has a lighter feel to it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

    Caron - Yatagan today. There's a storm coming, thought I could use some dry support!
  32. Re: Where have all the men's fragrance blogs gone ?

    I actually started writing a monthly fragrance column on a "men's interest" site. I tried to make topics relevant, recommend scents, explain and debunk trends (oud!); however I found most of my...
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    Re: Weird fragrance related habits?

    That's amazing; I'm going to copy you on that decision. Now what if it's 4 fragrances you're debating? Divide them into 15 second intervals!
  34. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    Idole de Lubin EdP. Had it for a month, wore it a handful of times. It was too sweet and dense; I had smelled the original (which I loved) and received this one as a gift. It was good, just not good...
  35. Re: Thoughts On Jo Malone Fragrances? Too expensive for what they are?

    You're right about the potency of the creams and basically all of the other bath products. Their shower gels and lotions reek of quality, all the way from the scent to the packaging. I crave their...
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    About Mr. Blass, I'm curious on this one too and I'm about to order a bottle.

    Fashion designer Michael Bastian actually helped this one come to fruition when he was working at Bill Blass before...
  37. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    I used to own a bottle, and I loved the opening, but unfortunately the dry down was ruined after I made the "pencil shavings" association from LT's review.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Eau de Campagne
  39. Re: Smth for very hot summer, maybe similar to Creed GIT?

    You could stay within that house and try Silver Mountain Water. It's not much "deeper" but it is sweeter I'd say.
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    Re: Note Sensitivity: Woody Ambers

    It's funny you mention Timbuktu, because it's one of my favorites and it definitely does not screech at all to me. A lot of generic designer masculines do though.
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    Note Sensitivity: Woody Ambers

    I have noticed certain fragrances smell too "harsh" or abrasive to my nose (like sniffing rubbing alcohol). Some of these I used to enjoy, but they seem dominated now by synthetic notes, particularly...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    I've bought from multiple sources; eBay (check seller feedback ratings), here in the BN Marketplace, and retail. You can find a much better deal when buying online... Do a quick eBay search and...
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    Re: The old book smell

    I agree with the Dzing! recommendations, but for some reason (maybe the papyrus note) I get a little old book vibe from Dzongkha
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    My fourth bottle of Sisley - Eau de Campagne. This is my longest owned favorite and will most likely forever be a staple for me. Constantly used in the warmer months here in the south. It just fits.
  45. Thread: Hermes

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    Re: Hermes

    Agreed.

    Also, does anyone happen to have a sample of Eau d'Hermes laying around? I have yet to smell this one and can never find one at the boutiques. I guess I could always order from TPC but...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Eau de Campagne, first time this year actually.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZQ5ttk8eo-0/Tg3MqL0pe9I/AAAAAAAAArc/dfnFQGZbPrE/s280/SisleyEauDeCampagne.jpg
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    Re: Aventus got me in trouble at work

    The only thing I have that I would ever to 8 sprays of is Eau de Cologne Imperiale, and even then I only did 3 this AM. Better to be subtle at the office!
  48. Re: "Dirty" Aromatic Spicy Masculines

    I agree with Al Oudh, also
    Serge Lutens - El Attarine - it's honeyed, but has that "dirty" cumin vibe going on
    Hermes - Poivre Samarcande - very sheer, but definitely dry, aromatic, and slightly...
  49. Re: Fragrances that do a 180: feminine to masculine (or vice versa)

    I find this happening with L'Artisan's Nuit de Tubereuse .The opening is light, sweet, and floral-feminine, but as the scent develops on skin it gets a "saltier" vibe and heads towards a more unisex...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    Seriously man, you live in the perfume mecca of the US, trek over to Barney's and sniff to your heart's content! Also worth checking out is Aedes de Venustas in W. Village.
  51. Re: USA Moving Sale...Hermes, CdG, HdP, Tom Ford, and more!

    What's the % left and $ of Neroli Portofino?
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    Re: Fragrances available (Canada/USA only)

    PM Sent
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    Re: Bottles for sale!

    Rive Gauche, 2.5 or 4.2oz? Interested!
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    Re: Fleur Du Male for swap!

    Interested in?
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    Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Is there no love for Dzing! anymore? This is my favorite vanilla based scent. It is more prominent in the base of course.

    I am in agreement with hedonist about Patchouli 24 as well. A fantastic...
  56. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    1. Derby
    2. Vetiver
    3. Habit Rouge EdC
    4. Jicky EdP
    5. Vetiver pour Elle

    These. I'm not familiar with L'Instant pH, I do need to smell it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

    Today it's Ambre Sultan. It's been too long, old friend!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 11th of October

    Sampling Jeaux de Peau. I like this one; only if I'm hungry though.
  59. Thread: Chergui

    by runstile
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    Re: Chergui

    I see what you're saying, I think this can be attributed to the rose in the amber accord. I happen to love it.

    So, OP, do you like rose in compositions?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 10th of October

    Finally getting cooler here in Charleston.

    Daim Blond
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    Re: Bois 1920 Vetiver Ambrato

    I used to have a sample of this and gave it away in a swap. It reminds me more of a woody-chypre than a vetiver centered accord. Soft, a little mossy. The vetiver definitely plays backup singer.
  62. Re: The most unique smelling frag in your collection?

    Oud Cuir D'Arabie, Eau Noire (decant), and Timbuktu come to mind.
  63. Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    My Top 5:
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Iris Silver Mist
    Bois de Violette
    El Attarine

    Least fave 5:
    L'Eau
    Cedre
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

    I would bask in your sillage!

    Today I'm wearing Cruel Intentions - By Kilian from a sample that the most generous rubegon gave me in our swap. Just masculine enough, although I'm awaiting...
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    Re: Best fragrance for the gym and just after

    Any of the Eau line (du Coq, Imperial, etc) from Guerlain.
  66. Re: Similarities btwn Eau Sauvage and Lime, Basil, & Mandarin

    For sure, they are different. But there was a distinct similarity... I'll have to do a side by side.
  67. Similarities btwn Eau Sauvage and Lime, Basil, & Mandarin

    My roommate came downstairs the other night and I smelled something totally familiar; the top/heart notes of Jo Malone's LBM. I asked if he swiped my bottle (which he is known to do) and he said "Oh...
  68. Re: Your hardcore summer fragrances that you actually wear !?

    He actually went there. :-)

    Kidding, I love it there, and also love the fragrance.
  69. Re: Any thoughts on Trish McEvoy's Black Rose Oud? I know, I know.........

    I have sampled it and it is very nice, a bit powdery on the rose for my taste (and masculinity), but would be a great feminine scent.
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    CONUS 8/22/12: Serge Lutens (Serge Noire)

    All my bottles are kept at room temperature in a dark cabinet and come with original boxes and caps. I can supply pictures on request.

    Shipping included. I accept PayPal, buyer is responsible for...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums tasting time!

    I have heard of reformulations from LT I believe...
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    Re: Color differences with Ambre Sultan

    I've only had one bottle of Ambre Sultan, so I can't comment on the variation, but I do hope it hasn't been reformulated; it was my first true love in niche and a blind buy at that! Could we say...
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    Re: Fresh fragrance with insanely projection

    All of these. From Creed I've had great projection from GIT and SMW with good longevity.

    You might want to check out the fougere genre as a whole, it usually is perceived as "fresh". I really...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/46805.jpg
    Going to the softer side. Recently purchased some samples from Le Labo (Oud 27, Patchouli 24, and Iris 39).
    This starts off with a fantastic...
  75. Re: For Men: What is your number 1 favorite floral note?

    Orange blossom/neroli
  76. Re: Looking for Best Cucumber and Best Tomato / Tomato Leaf and Fresh Grass Fragrances......?

    Bath and Body Works' Cucumber Melon... just kidding

    I enjoy Premier Figuier for its grassy opening, but your MJ is in the same vein. A lot of people here prefer Phylosykos over the PF, both are...
  77. Thread: 15 sprays??

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    Re: 15 sprays??

    You're right on the medical and culinary industries, but more recently I've heard about fragrance bans in public places where anyone is involved in customer service; this could go many directions to...
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    Re: Most Authentic Leather Smell???

    duplicate
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    Re: Most Authentic Leather Smell???

    It is a brick and mortar... sorry!
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    Re: Most Authentic Leather Smell???

    Speaking of TL, which I love, there is an Estee Lauder based outlet store here (Cosmetic Discount? something generic) that has a 100mL spray going for ~$215. I think that is a pretty good discount,...
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    Re: Bronze Goddess

    I just laughed out loud. I love the French!

    But seriously, I do enjoy BG, but prefer the Fire Island vibe a little more. I have my Premier Figuier for my coconut fix.
  82. Thread: 15 sprays??

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    Re: 15 sprays??

    It isn't received well. This is why, I think, many places of work have banned use of personal fragrance. All you over-appliers out there, you're giving us a bad reputation!
  83. Re: Your hardcore summer fragrances that you actually wear !?

    It reaches summer temps here in SC the majority of the year, so I have recently been acquiring juice more attuned to the weather.

    This summer my key players will be:
    Colonia Assoluta- AdP
    Eau de...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Habit Rouge EdC
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    Re: Serge Lutens help?

    Berg's? Bell Jars or in the export bottles?
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    Re: Best male amber scent

    Is this available on Luckyscent, AdV, or PC for sampling?
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What to wear to Fashion Week party?

    Unfortunately haven't tried this one, it is on my list though.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What to wear to Fashion Week party?

    The key detail here is that it's a fashion event, so it is going to be vivacious, filled with alcohol, and most likely inferior scents of others. Basically the equivalent of a "classy" club, so a...
  89. Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Haha! Seriously though, 15 sprays?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 23, 2012

    Grey Flannel. I forget how refreshing this one can be in temperate weather.
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    Poll: Poll: What to wear to Fashion Week party?

    First off, sorry for those who hate these "what to wear" posts.

    We're wrapping up Charleston Fashion Week on Saturday, and I am going to the finale after party. Everyone will be dressed to the...
  92. Re: What is your least expensive fragrance that you own that has brought you a ton of compliments???

    Definitely Rive Gauche PH since I bought it at Perfumania for $25 for the 100mL. It's a Swiss Army Knife in my 'drobe! All the women love it, and my guy friends always ask what it is.
  93. Re: Serge Lutens Chergui or Serge Noir?Which is more oriental?

    It probably has something to do with Turin/Sanchez's bashing of it. While I do think it has a harsh, bitter quality, I find it appealing in certain situations, and I have gotten a lot of compliments...
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    Re: Steam clean, white and dressy

    Maybe Bvlgari - Pour Homme or L'Artisan The Por un Ete? The latter is light but very fresh.
  95. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    duplicate
  96. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Sisley - Eau de Campagne

    It was my summer work horse at the time, I only had 2 other frags (I think it was Burberry Touch and Jo Malone LBM). I loved it so much and found a great price on a 120...
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    Re: LIDGE vs LIDGEDT dilema

    Sorry for the side note, but you guys are killing me today with the acronyms, I'm well versed here but c'mon and throw me an apostrophe or change the caps! Guess I'm gettin' rusty!

    (It took me...
  98. Re: Niche for spring-summer no citric or aquatic.

    I agree, the whole house of Dyptique is worth exploring.
  99. Re: Niche for spring-summer no citric or aquatic.

    Hermes - Poivre Samarcande , Paprika Brasil, Vetiver Tonka (All these are really light, but heat helps sillage)

    L'Artisan - Dzongkha, Coeur de Vetiver Sacre (on the sweeter side)
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    Re: Dzongkha, Dzing! or Timbuktu?

    Timbuktu

    I'm recommending that one since I think it is similar but less heavy in the base (more transparent) than the L'Air and has a wonderful sour vetiver note that puts it in front of Dzongkha...
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