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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    He notes in the description of Siberian Summer that he chose to use synthetic musk for less intensity:

    "Synthetic deer musk provides a good deal of dry, animalic essence to the base, but is free...
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    Re: Your top 5 worn fragrances as of right now?

    Where I am, in the past two months we have gone from snow in the beginning of May to 90 degrees every day this week. My most worn in the past two months are:

    Oud Sinharaja by Bortnikoff
    Ambre...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Try Raina J. T. Habanero as well. It was one of my first introductions to oud and I was a little taken aback by the opening poo, but it’s good.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Can't speak about batch variations, but I've had my full bottle for 6 months and it is much muskier now. I got MC and AC at the same time and was a little disappointed that they smelled so similar. I...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I've never tried attars. Assuming Musk Kabib in extrait and attar smell fairly similar, is the biggest difference projection and longevity?

    I'm blowing through my 9ml of Oud Sin a lot quicker than...
  6. Re: List and discuss newish fougeres ('nougeres') released over the past 10 years or so .....

    Although I stay away from fougeres, Luckyscent is talking up the new Alguien Eau de Parfum enough for me to request a sample with my next order. Anyone try this one yet?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Silver is pretty potent. I only used the dabber wand on my wrist and a couple hours later I had my my smell it and she said “that’s strong”. The spicy citrus is nice, but I still get a chemical...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If it is, they successfully removed any traces of their DNA's. I will have to give Gold and Silver another sniff. My first thoughts were they were harsh and somewwhat synthetic smelling.

    I didn't...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I've been reaching for Oud Sinharaja a lot. It's quickly moving up in rank for me now that the weather is warm. It looks like the 9ml bottle isn't going to last me as long as I thought and will have...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It does have me wondering where I can find Oud Maximus and Musk Khabib suntan lotion. I do like to catch a few rays. :)
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    Re: Ambre Stone by Anthologie Grands de Crus

    I plan on ordering a back-up bottle soon. This along with Amber Cologne/Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff are my top 3. Ambre Stone crushes the other two on longevity though.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    They are similar when it comes to that signature Bortnikoff citrus opening. But, the musk is plenty different from the ambergris to make it worth having both. I think the musk has strengthened over...
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    Re: What I dusted off and tried again today?

    Sample of Xerjoff 40 knots. Looking forward to washing it off after my workout.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I may be sold. I usually pick my free samples when I buy a bottle at Luckyscent instead of just paying for the samples by themselves. But, there isn't any FB I want at the moment. I may have to just...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hit 80 degrees here today and I am enjoying Oud Sinharaja more with some heat.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    125530

    Love this. Should work that into a review sometime.
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    Re: Ambre Stone by Anthologie Grands de Crus

    I bought a full bottle. It's quickly become one of my favorites out of my small collection (I'm super picky).

    Luckyscent lists it under patchouli when using the main note drop down menu. I'm not...
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    Re: Royal Oud Vs Aventus

    Own both. I like Royal Oud a little more than Aventus.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Congrats, a first post worthy acquisition. Hope you enjoy.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Looking forward to trying Moss and Vespa. I don’t like wearing rose in general, but I’ll sample Coup anyway. I’m assuming Luckyscent will have samples in a week or two, so I’ll just wait and sample...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I've seen so many incredible macro photos of Grand Seiko watches that I decided I was going to go buy one. I've read so much over the years about their craftsmanship, Zaratsu polishing, etc. I was...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    When I apply to skin only, it lacks longevity. But, when I put on a shirt, then apply so it hits the collar/hood and my neck, I get good longevity. Days later, I can smell it on a shirt collar as I'm...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Me too.



    Sold all my Areej.



    I'm not giving up on him entirely. I'll still sample his new releases if they have note profiles I like. Who knows, he may come out with something that knocks...
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    Re: What are your current 5 fav’s in rotation?

    1. Amber Cologne - Bortnikoff
    2. Musk Khabib - Bortnikoff
    3. Musk Cologne - Bortnikoff
    4. Montecristo - Masque
    5. Oud Sinharaja - Bortnikoff

    New bottle of Ambre Stone that is in transit is...
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    Re: What is your Signature Note?

    Looking at the shared notes of my wardrobe, I would have to say the combination of ambergris/sandalwood and ambergris/cedarwood. So maybe I have a signature accord.

    Almost everything I have has...
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    Re: Does anyone here cut his own hair, like me?

    Been doing my own for about ten years. Before it started getting too thin, I used to wear it in a messy spike look. Now, I just run the bare clipper blades over my whole noggin. I use a Wahl...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I was one of them and I will rejoice if it comes true.

    Wearing Oud Sinharaja today. I do like it and I'm glad I got a 9ml, but it is a little sweeter than I expected. When the note list fist came...
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    Re: Ambre Stone by Anthologie Grands de Crus

    No, not sweet. To me, the bergamot is bitter. It has a somewhat astringent soapiness, the ambergris is salty, and the patchouli and sandalwood gives it a warm earthy spice.

    Being a big fan of...
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    Re: Ambre Stone by Anthologie Grands de Crus

    I just got a sample of this and I’m trying to hold back from buying a full bottle. I need to give it one more wear to determine if it has enough longevity before I spring for it. Other than that, I...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yesterday I ordered 9ml bottles of Oud Sinharaja and Musk Khabib from Luckyscent. I went through multiple Musk Khabib samples vials really fast, so I probably should have just gone with a 50ml, but...
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    Amber Cologne
  33. Re: Nordstrom 25% Off (Limited Exceptions) - no end date listed

    Couldn’t find any fragrances I was interested in, but did order some AG jeans, so thanks for posting.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Good luck to the attar seekers. I'm passing on all of them.

    Regarding shipping, I have imported over 100 metric tons of materials into the U.S. from around the world since the first of the year. ...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yeah, I keep forgetting to add some to my Amazon orders. I've thought about it a few times, then I think why bother dumping 0.5-0.7ml from a Luckyscent sample into another atomizer. I'm sure it's...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I put on Oud Sinharaja again last night (from dab sample) and I really like it. But, like others, I am struggling with the lack of projection. I put it on my neck and along the edges of my sweatshirt...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks, I appreciate the reply! I will have to get my nose on Dilettante.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    What is your top alternate neroli/mossy/Vetiver pick? Your "I don't $350 like it, I would go with XYZ's neroli for $250" scent.

    Luckyscent included an unsolicited SdN free sample with my last...
  39. Re: Got my first niche fragrance ever and a friend drops it.....

    Amouage Jubilation is the only bottle I have ever dropped and it was opening that box for the first time. I was being careful as I am with everything, but it fell 3 feet onto the hardwood floor....
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    Re: Anonim

    Luckyscent included them with my last order in addition to the samples I requested. Silver smelled the best on paper, so I put some on the back of my hand. Didn’t take me long to scrub. Ambergris is...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26133327-8628.jpg
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Congrats. I'm trying to decide if I should buy a second bottle of Musk Cologne or a third bottle of Amber Cologne. I might have to do both.
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    Re: One Fragrance for One Month

    https://fimgs.net/himg/o.85563.jpg

    I made it easy so everyone can just quote my post as their vote.
  44. Re: What is necessary to post in the "Sales" forum?

    At the very top of the page there is a thread with the rules:

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/30-Items-for-Sale
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Down to 14 (and 5 of those I'm not even sure if I want to keep).
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    Re: 25% Off Flash Sale at Twisted Lily!

    My email has a different code, so they may be one time use only.

    Based on their selection, seems like an ongoing slow unannounced going out of business sale. I would have grabbed Note de Yuzu, but...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Thanks for sharing.
  48. Re: Common scents: how Parasite puts smell at the heart of class war

    Interesting, thanks for posting the link.

    Last weekend, I did the grocery shopping at Whole Foods on Saturday and then on Sunday I ran into Stop & Shop to pick up something. When I got home from...
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    10 years. That's plenty for me since my tastes change.

    4 sprays per day is pretty accurate for me. Two sprays in the morning. One spray refresh at lunch and one spray (usually something different)...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Reading back through the thread, it seems there are a few of the first two releases that continue to be the favorites - Russian Oud, OG SM, etc.

    I know years ago, I produced some of my best...
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    Re: My leather gloves don't fit right

    Glad you found some additional options.

    Nylon. The only time I wear gloves/mittens is when I am snowblowing/shoveling the driveway. As I've gotten older, the blood circulation to my hands has...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I won't spend the time to read every word on the page in the link. The few times I visited his site over the past year to see if there was anything I was interested in, I would end up rolling my eyes...
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    Re: Let’s Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    Yup, 9 years and it’s still going strong.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I really like the lotus sandalwood, but the cacao, vanilla, & tonka base was cloying for me. I felt the same way with Oud Monarch. Gourmand vibes just aren’t my thing. If you like it, go for it. The...
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    Re: Let’s Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    I bought it and wore it a few times and although it’s a very nice smelling classic, it just doesn’t fit me. Gave the bottle away.

    It is well liked by many. There should be an Official Green Irish...
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    Re: Misfit by Arquiste

    If you have tried Masque Montecristo, is Misfit similar at all? They share several notes.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hope Lucky Scent has samples soon. Looking forward to sampling the ouds.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Congrats! Great looking watch. It's one of my favorite bronze models available, but it's too big for my 7.5" wrist.

    I keep forgetting to list my Black Bay 41 for sale on WUS because it's always...
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    Re: My leather gloves don't fit right

    No, I don't. Sometimes I see questions asked and it sparks my interest, so I search for the answer. When it comes to actual custom made leather gloves, this was the recommended brand on reddit and...
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    Re: My leather gloves don't fit right

    Here's one.

    https://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/sizes-bespoke/

    There is a measuring chart where you provide each individual finger length.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Since you mentioned "flanker", that word came to mind now that I have tried Oud Monarch, Oud Maximus, & Mysterious Oud. On my skin, they all seemed to end at the same sweet vanilla spice base. It...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I hope you're right on the bolded part.

    30 years of wearing "cologne", I have my first ever back-up bottle on the way - Amber Cologne.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    That’s funny because that is the very first thing I thought of when I saw the name.

    I thought SydnorIII’s “banger” was a gang reference pun.
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    Poll: Re: Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance vs Nio

    Had to go with Nio. I remember loving the opening of Renaissance, but then the middle florals started reminding me of my mother-in-law and it was a no-go for me at that point.
  65. Re: OUD Scent with a western Fragrance Touch to it ?

    Sounds like Hednic is the only one who has tried both Boss Bottled Oud and Boclet Oud. Sorry OP, I haven’t smelled either.

    There are a ton of “oud” fragrances out there that don’t smell like real...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    $190.00 plus $45.00 shipping when I did the pre-order on 4/5/19 (from my paypal acct activity).
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Royal Oud - today I just felt like wearing an oud that does not smell like oud at all
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    At the rate new releases are getting dropped, I might not have to wait long.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oud Sinharaja has a lot of notes I like, but c'mon Dimitry, throw another easy wearing "cologne" in the mix for me :smiley:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aventus - the sweater I threw on over my dress shirt this morning still had remnants of Aventus from the last time I wore it, so I didn't want to mix something else on top of it.
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    Re: How much does spray vs dab changed?

    I think there can be pretty significant differences between dabbing/pouring and spraying depending on the fragrance. Not that it smells like a completely different fragrance, but the perception of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Sel Marin today because I needed a break from my usual fall/winter scents. It was a refreshing change, but it's still cold and dry. C'mon spring.
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    Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    I’ve visited the store since my post in Oct., but appreciate the replies.

    They weren’t busy when I was there, so I was able to get my nose on a lot of fragrances. I bought a couple bottles and my...
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    Re: Bogue MEM Thoughts

    Wearing this for the first time from a LS sample. I'm not really getting anything animalic in this one. Without a note list, I think I could only call out a few by smell. I can definitely imagine...
  75. Re: What do you consider an appropriate fresh/aquatic scent for a man in his 40s?

    Mid-40's and my three are:
    Heeley Sel Marin (you could easily replace this with Heely Note de Yuzu. Basically same fragrance with a different citrus opening)
    Creed Silver Mountain Water (only...
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    Re: Fragrance induced throat closing pleasure

    Whenever I see "the best this" or "your top 5 that", I am always thinking that I'm still searching for the fragrance that gives me an involuntary "O" face :laugh:

    Hasn't happened yet, but I can...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sometimes my nose thinks these two are the same formula with the ambergris and musk being the only differences. On other days, I get a little more variation in the other notes.

    I received my FB...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I didn't put anything on this morning because UPS shows my new bottle of Oud Monarch out for delivery today. I know I'll want to spray some on when I get home tonight. It actually felt a little...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If you are interested in ALD, I suggest checking out Bortnikoff ouds as well. The two are partners with the Feel Oud brand. Bortnikoff is more readily available (doesn't sell out as fast). I think a...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Decided I had to have this one too:

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26158478-7926.jpg
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I really like Musk Khabib. I keep thinking I have to at least get a 9ml bottle of it. But, if you're after that wear at home more challenging/animalic, I would go with one of the ouds. Musk Khabib...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Aventus
    Royal Oud
    Silver Mountain Water

    I gifted my 98% bottle of GIT to someone a few weeks ago.

    None of their others are jumping out to me as a must have at the moment.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Great. Thank you and hope you love it.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    I almost pre-ordered this a couple months ago, but then decided I should sample it first. Still haven’t gotten around to that. Haven’t seen many reviews of it. Interested to know what you think about...
  86. Re: How much should you spend on my fragrance collection?

    I don't budget for fragrances. If it helps, I spent approximately 1.25% of my salary last year. I'm guessing I'll spend 0.05% or less this year because I am pretty content with my wardrobe right now.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I thought it was a powder bomb at first too. But, the one time I wore it the office (apparently a little more than I should have applied), my boss said she thought someone was burning incense. 8...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I now have full bottles of Amber Cologne (if I had a signature scent, I think it would be this) and Musk Cologne. It seems like AC projects a little more on me than MC. They both open very similar to...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree. I don’t get urine in SS either. It does remind me of cleaning the house with Pinesol and Pledge, so it’s not for me. But, I love Siberian Musk II and many don’t.
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    Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    I like the name of it for a rose scent. If it was the name of a new Imaginary Authors scent, I don't think the name would raise an eyebrow.

    I'm not of fan of the majority of TF fragrances, but...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Received my bottle of Amber Cologne from Luckyscent today along with samples of Sir Winston, Oud Maximus (already went through another sample of it), Musk Cologne (already have a fb on the way from...
  92. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    It hasn't been named or created yet, but just like last year, I'm sure I'll be excited for it's release when he does.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Ombre Leather 18 - I'm wearing a black shirt jacket over a white t-shirt, jeans, and black leather boots and it just feels like it goes with the outfit. It must be partially because of the bottle...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    I'll be keeping my eye on what a couple of Russians in Thailand are up to, otherwise I'm good with what I have.

    I may put a few up for swap/sale since I pass them over for others I like more in my...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir de Chine because I thought “you bought it, so you should wear it”.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    To wrap up 2019, I just placed orders for...

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26158476-3966.jpg

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26159533-9601.jpg

    And for my free 9ml...
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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    It's our wedding anniversary tonight, so we will be staying in and I will be cooking dinner. We spent Christmas week in Myrtle Beach and Thanksgiving week in NYC, so we're content relaxing tonight. I...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'm wearing Amber Cologne for the first time today. It's very nice. I'll probably get flamed for saying this, but I keep thinking this reminds me of TF Neroli Portofino edp (but better).

    I have a...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wearing Oud Maximus 19 (on skin) from a sample for the first time today. I had smelled it on paper about a month ago. The opening blast has quite the barnyard funk that I have actually come to enjoy....
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    Re: 36 and still no signature scent

    It’s ok to have a perfume you consider your signature scent. My wife’s signature scent is Chanel Coco Parfum. She also wears Allure and Gabrielle. She really likes the two Areej le Doré extraits I...
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