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  1. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    Imperial Leather smells more like saddle soap or Trumpers Spanish Leather to me. I also detect it in the drydown of Chypre Siam. Maybe it's the synthetic musk keytone accords that have been used in...
  2. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It was advertised on Ebay as Kasturi Deer Musk and as you say grains diluted into what smelled like champa incense. Though it could have been something else and without a lab test who knows. I'm just...
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    Re: Best beginner oud fragrance

    Sahraa Oud by Fragrance du Bois is a very nice introduction to real Oud within a fragrance. It's a beautiful scent in it's own right with real oud front and centre, expensive though.
  4. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks, it was a experience and a half which I just want to put behind me. lol
  5. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    My goodness no I could not take any more of any kind of musk. You know that phenomena called ear-worms when you get a song stuck in your head which you cannot get rid of. Well smelling that zoo like...
  6. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Your probably right, but whatever it was boy was it pungent in it's sillage. lol
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Yes I get those sweet molasses too. Great scent!
  8. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Now I got curious about the Kasturi deer musk in musk cologne so I purchased a 1ml vial of supposedly pure Kasturi musk oil. Well I knew this was going to be a scary beastly experience but not in the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm wearing this beauty as my sotd and it is most glorious. There are a few fragrances which I consider to be a vintage lovers dream of a fragrance and this along with Chypre Siam by Rogue Perfumery...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    La Canotier by Rogue Perfumery

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    From the top I get a citrus infused vetiver that is also woody with hints of tobacoo, violet and ambergris. You...
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery. I get a lovely fresh blast of sweet moss and musk with incense and cypress. It has that old school shaving cream vibe and is quite potent. I get the polo vibe but...
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    Re: You Tube reviewer MyMickers passed away

    That's a shock to be sure, I've been watching his videos on and off for years. He was always so upbeat and fun in the way he presented his reviews. R.I.P
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

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    From a sample
  16. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    " You have been summoned by the basenotes council to prove you have over a hundred fragrances. Failure to comply within 30 days will incur a heavy penalty fine and your collection if proved to be...
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Chypre Siam By Rogue Perfumery - It's a vintage lovers dream of a fragrance.
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    Re: New: Rogue Perfumery - Chypre-Siam EdP

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    Well after about eleven days I have finally received this fragrance. As someone who likes and appreciates vintage fragrances this is most glorious scent to experience. When I first sprayed it...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Same thing with me with W&P it was not a love at first sniff. Though I found it I grew to like it more and more each time I wore it. I find the contrast of notes fascinating and do like the way the...
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    They supposed to have lighter fresher topnotes but with the longevity of the pure parfum version. I have to say they do look good and I believe are more affordable than the Edp and pure Parfum...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th November, 2019

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    Re: Amber Sultan, Amber 114, or Grand Soir

    Ambre Sultan is a pale shadow of what it used to be so I'm going with the lovely Ambre 114. I've never cared to try Grand Soir.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    We do though we don't like to brag. lol
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've been hesitant in wearing Siberian Summer as the pissy urine aspect makes me nervous wearing it in public. Maybe it's one for when your by yourself away from the rest of humanity.

    Congrats on...
  27. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    Eau de Rochas Homme can be had for a song and a dance and the quality is superb.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well I'm wearing War & Peace and it is so compelling. Though people talk about the powder in plumeria de orris I don't feel it as much as the powder in War & Peace. I think PdO does not have great...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    I've tried to downsize a little over the years but then I always find that I end up with more than I originally had. That feel good compulsion to buy and try something new is strong.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's good to know that it's not just me as I for the first few times thought it was my imagination too. But no every-time on application with their scents I get a slight burn.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm wearing plumeria de orris again and what a beautiful uplifting floral fragrance this is.

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    One thing I have notice in spraying these extraits from Ajeej le Dore is on first application...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

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  34. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    A piece of advice, never ask them as you may not like the answer.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th October, 2019

    Sahraa Oud

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    Re: Fragrance That Captures This Mood

    +1.....Whilst smoking a pipe and drinking a bottle of the good stuff musing over the meaning of life. May I add Sultan Pasha Thebes attar.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th October, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Vintage Dunhill Edition

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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Very nice, enjoy!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ahhhh man I'm wearing Antiquity again and it's so good. Imagine if you will the most supple brown leather that it could be the inside of a very expensive luxury car. Add chocolate patchouli and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

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  42. Re: Miracle of miracles - my Patrick arrived by post from Ireland

    Congrats on the acquisition, it's a staple in many a wardrobe.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I've just sprayed on this sample called Oud Wa Ward By Parfums Berdoues and wow this smells so good my head is spinning. It has the usual Oud, Rose and Patchouli but it smells very fresh and good.
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    After two hours with Sahraa Oud and it's beautiful multifaceted aromas including the lovely oud it transforms. You get a light cologne like oudy grapefruit smell. The quality is stupendous, and the...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    Thanks for the info, very informative.
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    I have to say Sahraa Oud is very lovely but quite mysterious in the way it smells on your skin. Usually when you smell a scent you get the top notes followed by the middle and then the base. Here you...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    Thanks for the info, I did burn the edge of it out of curiosity with a lighter. When you blew it out it continued to burn for a while, it actually smelled like Frankincense than oud. Weird!
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

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    Just received my Sahraa Oud from a company called Jovoy and the presentation is stunning. The box was lined in a black motif with a thank you card and a silk like pouch stuffed with samples....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th October, 2019

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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Thanks!
  51. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Mr Smelly has imo very good old school taste and this looks good. I've purchased a few scents from watching his videos and have not been disappointed. One of them was Milano Cento Him, great scent.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Thanks, it's good that they do the 15ml as it means more people can try out a luxurious fragrance at a more affordable price point.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Purchased these two to finish off a very expensive month of purchases.

    Chypre Siam By Rogue Perfumery 30ml

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    Sahraa Oud By Fragrance de Bois...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm wearing it again today and the more I wear it the more I like it. What a name though for a scent, he hit the ball out of the park with his marketing of this one. Even if you had no interest in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Antiquity By Arjeej Le Dore did not just wow me but totally blew me away.
  57. Re: Collectors: what, why, & how; and do you ever think you might be 'addicted'?

    I knew I was addicted when I started snorting my colognes instead of spraying. lol

    Seriously though I think for me it's all about the buzz of desiring and then the anticipation of waiting until...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I love the drydown with War & Peace, really nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well I watched that youtube video on RA's response to War & Peace and it's sell out success again. He has responded to a lot of the comments and has announced in one of them that he has started to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hopefully I can get past it as I get the lovely piney woody musk as well.

    Now with Antiquity and this is subjective I got the brown leather which was reminiscent of vintage Bel Ami. But also that...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's one of those that if you focus on the sweet piney woody musk in the drydown you will enjoy it. But if you focus on the pissy element then the reverse is also true. That's why I'm in two minds...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Will do and I hope it does change into sweet leather.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Another thing with Siberian Summer is if you let your mind go there it does smell pissy, urine yeah you can smell it. Oh dear, though if you just focus on the sweet woody piney musk then it's nice....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well I'm wearing Siberian Summer this morning on this chilly day, that sweet musk opening with the lime is pleasant. Can smell the pine and smoke in the background, this seems to work better in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's amazing really that by word of mouth and internet hype that he can sell out eighty bottles in 20 minutes. I think people love the idea of a luxurious scent that has been created with high end...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Congrats to all those of you who managed to get a bottle of Antiquity. It's a fantastic fragrance to say the least!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No I've spent too much money in this past month or two buying two bottles of Bortnikoff musk cologne and all four of Areej le Dores 5th release. I'm not going to be greedy.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow, Eighty to eleven in what 17 minutes.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's up for sale now, grab it whilst you can or it's gone forever!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Antiquity is a holy grail scent for me, it totally blew me away. It has that brown leathery vibe from my favorite vintage Bel Ami, the most beautiful carnation accord with amazing Cambodian Oud. I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm wearing it now and I'm at that drydown and it is very lovely. This one seems to be overshadowed by the others but it is really good in it's own right.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That's good to hear, I wonder why some get none or a little whilst we get a lot throughout. I wonder if some of the juice was aged more, like he made some earlier and others later from the same batch...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I get the rose, powder and incense like amber with the animalics trying to push through for many hours. Until they change places with the animalics becoming more prominent but the rose is still...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's strange a lot of people not picking up on the rose that much from War & Peace as I get it on my skin from start to finish.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't get any resemblance to dove soap, I wish soap did smell like this though.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm wearing PdO again for the second time and it is very beautiful uplifting fragrance. I only use two sprays and I think I did underestimate the projection. It is pretty good though not stellar. I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the upload JBS1 a interesting watch. Impressive really that War & Peace has caught peoples imagination that he is already talking about part II because of the demand. I'm wearing it now...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Congrats, stellar purchases!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've heard very good things about this one, I bet you will be treasuring that bottle for years to come. Enjoy!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I wonder how fast those eighty bottles of Antiquity he has will sell out tomorrow. My guess they will be all gone in the first 30 minutes.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well for the first thirty minutes with War & Peace I'm getting that ancient weird museum accord. I wonder if it's that 35 million year old amber resin that is causing it. Get past that and things get...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That is outrageous, I believe in making a profit but this is just taking the mickey so to speak.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well from two sprays yesterday of Antiquity I got all day longevity from 10am to 2am and even this morning I could smell the basenotes. The projection though not stellar is better than the other...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have had Antiquity on my skin for over eight hours now and the performance is stellar, the best performer of the bunch. You know that brown leathery accord from Vintage Bel Ami but more smoother....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Forgot about buying that diamond for your wife's birthday, get a bottle of antiquity instead. It's more precious!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    These two are the ones I like the best, Antiquity is something else.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Congrats on finally getting them, I bet your itching to test them all out.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I cannot pick out anything close to this it's just so regal and lush. What I will say is that it has that old world vibe to it, imagine a old Guerlain. They don't make anything close to this these...
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    My god the opening to this fragrance is pure nirvana to the nose. I'm wearing Antquity as my Sotd. Fresh peach and bergamot mixed in with a soft chocolate patchouli all wrapped up in a...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Mandarava is a beautiful exotic floral but it does cross my too feminine line in the sand. It has a big dose of tuberose which I don't get on with. This note is mixed in with champa and jasmine and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the link. He seems to love both War and Peace and antiquity especially War and Peace. He did mention something which I agree with is that the scent smells and develops better in the air...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I'm just testing out Ma Nishtana and it's really nice. I'm not really into incense fragrances but this is not cold churchy incense. It starts out the same with the Frankincense and Myrhh and then...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ok this is how it stacks for now but this may change as I have only worn each of them once. So take this as a rough estimate of how I feel at this very moment.

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The thing I found with W & P is once you get past the first thirty minutes the scent just gets better and better. It's just that really strange ancient smelling accord thats there that throws you for...
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