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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    +1 This.



    Nice post and interesting thought.


    Pappy, for some people, no matter how hard you try to explain and show it to them, if a person has prejudice and skepticism, it won't change...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I was skeptical when I first received Dua fragrances in hand. I was both excited to smell and worried that this fragrance would be a let down. But tbh, their juice is pleasant and long lasting. The...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I am sorry to hear that. Mine also came in the envelope (not even a box). But I can't remember if they put them with/without bubble wrap, or they bubble wrapped the two fragrances together (no...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Apparently, I certainly did. :p


    I PM'ed you.


    Looking forward for the clarification from the house.

    Btw, I dont understand about these links below that stated Ambroxan natural:...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Wow, thank you so much. You are so kind. I have Ecstasy already, maybe better for you to give it to somebody who really want it so bad. However, I really want to sample Arabian Night, if possible. If...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I already have Al Rehab Choco Musk for deadly delicious chocolate scent and it is cheap. But now, I am not into that gourmand anymore. I already rest my 200ml Chanel Coromandel and Dior Homme Intense...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Lol. I did tried to explain it. But apparently somebody was not satisfied with the answer. I just skipped the comment and don't even bother anymore. It will be a never-ending discussion. Now I...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    When a perfume has mass appeal, the bigger the chance it will be copied (either similar or with twist here and there). That's why we often compare a perfume is similar to this and that perfume. When...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Each of their own. We can't force people to agree on our personal taste and thought. Some may want their perfume presented in fancy box, silk and baccarat bottle, some may want it in a plain can...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    La Nuit for 200$? That's ridiculous. I wonder how much my old Guerlain Derby is, I bought it only less than 10$ for 100ml eagle bottle (maybe the owner didn't know how precious it is and only wanted...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Michael, I asked you because I truly don't know exactly what master perfumer is.

    Does a person have to take perfumery education (eq. Givaudan perfume school in Paris) to be called master perfumer?...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    What makes person a 'master perfumer?'
    I tried to find in BN, and found this link: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/264529-What-makes-a-quot-Master-quot-Perfumer

    It's debatable and no standard...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Let's take 10.000 $ per kg of ambrete seed. (assume 1 kg equal to 1000 ml, so 1 ml = 10$). What if the perfume only needs a drop ambrete seed which is less than 1 ml? Of course when a perfume said...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I also asked them to make discovery sample set, so that I can sniff most of their line. However, they produced the sample when they first came out, but unfortunately it's already sold out.

    I...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Can you define what is "all natural"?

    I believe that Dua fragrance won't use any rare and expensive ingredients in their 30ml extrait perfume sold for only 45$. However, what perfumer can do is to...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    When I first smell Ecstasy, I remember Amouage Jubilation XXV right away. It is not 100% exact copy, but the similarity are definitely there.If somebody ask me what Ecstasy resembles to, I would say,...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Not about quality? But you posted this comment?



    I am not trying to defend this house, as I have no business with them. Give credit where it dues. I like to give the small business a chance to...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I see your point. But have you tried Dua fragrances yet? Or is it only your assumption that any oils comes from UAE is poor in quality and you have always avoided them?

    I personally can't judge...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I wouldn't say either Coolwater or GIT is rubbish, also other fragrances that are similar (TF Tuscan Leather/Montale Oud Leather/Dueto, Aventus/Mancera Cedrat Boise, Profumum Roma Acqua e Zucchero/...
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    Re: Top 5 reputable online discounters?

    I may add other online discounters:
    fourseasonsproduct.com
    min.com


    They sometimes offer cheap niche for sale.
    Last year I bought 75ml MFK APOM for around 95$ from fourseasons and just few...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Wow, good for you. It seems my order hasn't arrived today. Meanwhile, I keep waiting.

    Can you please describe other perfumes than those you have mentioned?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I was about to be a little disappointed if Ecstasy going to be similar to Jubi XXV that I already have.

    But well see tomorrow as the package arrives.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I already have many Montales for Oud fragrance and I also have Ajmal Moattaq. I bought them because of the hype and trend few years a go. However, I rarely use those perfume. Sure, many people will...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Aw.. I missed the train already. It should be fun to have 18 samples for only 30$.


    ikr. But I just give it a try anyway. Maybe the grade is different? Or is it coming from Musk Plant in Egypt...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Thanks for the brief review mesaboogie. This perfume house might be big in the future, considering the current price point, SPL and clone of high end fragrance.

    Sweet Tabacum, Royal Elixir and the...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    You are welcome, Hednic.

    I read somewhere in their FB comment section that last May the price point was 30-40$, but now, they increase up to 45$.

    The mobster, Royal Elixir, Sultan Elixir and...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Hi Hednic,

    They said on their website:
    Dua Fragrances
    20 City Blvd W. RMU # 80
    Orange, CA 92868

    Extract concentration with affordable price is what hooked me from this house.
    Also, they...
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    Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Has anyone tried this new house? I just bought blind Pursuit of Happiness and Ecstasy.

    I knew that there are some raves in Redolessense Reviews Facebook and Youtube about this house.
    All of the...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Thanks Hednic, now I have high expectation on those HdP samples.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Thank Shifty Bat :) Hope I will enjoy sniffing them. Which one(s) is/are your favorites?
    I ordered those from Twistedlily, while Japon Noir from Fragrancenet. I couldn't resist the price they...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Bought Discovery Book Histoires de Parfums, sample Papillon Artisan Perfumes Salome and full bottle Tom Ford Japon Noir
  32. [CONUS] Vintage Derby miniature 7.5ml, Yohji Homme, Guerlain EDC

    Hi guys,

    I have these following:
    Vintage Guerlain Derby miniature, 7.5 ml (eagle bottle),
    Yohji Homme (vintage, writing a bit worn out, no box- black pouch only, 5 /50 ml missing),
    Vintage...
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    Re: Buying perfume at Saks 5th Avenue

    Hi Kumquat, thanks for your sharing. 25$ for shipping is insane, especially if it's located in the US.

    Btw, speaking of Chanel, I forgot to pick Bleu de Chanel (almost full 100ml) that was left...
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    Re: Buying perfume at Saks 5th Avenue

    Thanks Hednic. I thought that high end stores like Saks would be all friendly and helpful, as the stuffs they are trying to sell are very high. They should treat us nicely, so that costumer will be...
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    Buying perfume at Saks 5th Avenue

    Last Wednesday I visited NYC to accompany my bosses for a meeting. I used that opportunity to visit Saks 5th Avenue to look around and explore/sniff some perfumes. I was so disappointed with the...
  36. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    I agree that Beautyspin isn't as it used to be when their niche perfumes were ridiculously cheaper than any other online stores. But still, currently there are some hidden gems, for instance, Mancera...
  37. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Yeah, you're probably right about that...Btw, just saw Aramis Rose Calligraphy for decent price, I just immediately bought it before they start increasing the price.
  38. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Yeah... now they list the price as low as 51$, not to mention to add 10$ coupon. But I already have Montale Aoud Leather and 2 bottle of Surrati Tom Tuscan to satisfy my sweet leather frags.

    ...
  39. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Exactly.... one day shipping.

    Here's what I got.... call me lutens-atics, My 100ml Verre cost me only 46$..Hooraaay, while regular Lutens around 51$. and the black collection "only" 54 $.

    37379
  40. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    You're just a little bit late. Good luck next time.



    Congratz, Fico di Amalfi was less than 100 $ for 5 oz there. Enjoy!



    I am so glad that everyone are happy. What cheapies did you buy,...
  41. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Thank you, davidmichael. I hope I won't get burn

    I already secured Atkinson Odd fellow's bouquet, Mancera Roses Greedy, Montale Aoud Musk and Aoud Leather as well. Tha's why I returned and bought...
  42. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Ouch... I see. Anyway, Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie is still 109 USD there. Still a good bargain, but it is not my thing, unfortunately.

    Glad I pulled my last trigger to buy 100ml Lutens Verre...
  43. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Did you call them?oh, that's why, I noticed that Reflection's price bit unstable lately.

    They probably don't know the actual retail and other competitor's price. Maybe they are new in the game.
    ...
  44. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Whaaat? Speechless......
    I am sad that the prices have gone up. However, I managed to buy some niche stuffs there.

    Aside from stalkerboy's email, I am sure they also noticed this strange...
  45. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    to me, their stuffs are all legit (so far). I bought 4 perfumes from their website.
    Maybe they only wanted a small margin of profit, just like Chinese businessmen (small margin with many people...
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    Oh, hi there!! I am a student and live in URI main campus, South Kingstown. I am so happy that there is somebody live near by, who has the same passion as me. :)

    finger crossed for your package.
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    I bought twice from them. I must say that their shipping is top notch.

    My first order was 10 April and it was delivered on April 13. My second order was even faster, I put the order on April 15...
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    Thank you...
    At first, I was reluctant to buy there and that's why I paid it with paypal, in case any bad thing happen.
    The prices offered are very competitive with fragrancenet, strawberrynet and...
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    Sorry, I was the last person who bought Aoud Musk. The item is legit tho. I also bought Atkinsons Odd Fellow's Bouquet. Smell so damn good, almost in the same vein with TF Tobacco Vanille, L'Occitane...
  50. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Got mine today. APOM Homme + bonus sample of M. Micallef Avant Garde.
  51. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Update, Amouage is now in discount too. Also, it seems that fourseason added some new stuff of TDC. Too bad, I am already broke now. Why now?
  52. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Great. I am happy to hear that. I just received email from them and my APOM Homme will arrive in 2 days.

    Btw, it seems that fourseasons removes some of the out of stock item, but also adds new...
  53. Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Overrated: Creed Aventus, TM A*Men Pure Malt
    Underrated: GB Grey Flannel

    However, I once believed that FM Musc Ravageur was way overrated, until 4 years later which I found it worth the hype....
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    Re: Where to start with Arabian Perfumes?

    +1 this. They are all cheap (2 or 3 dollar for 50 ml spray) and I was hooked by the scent.


    As far as I know, Arabian "classic" perfumes are mostly dominated with rose, musk, jasmine, amber and...
  55. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    I haven't received such confirmation from them. However, I noticed that the first email I received last night (four season placing order confirmation, with detail billing information) was sent from...
  56. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Aqua vitae is no longer listed in the website. BUT... there is APOM Homme. I can't help and just pulled the trigger to buy it, because I've been eyeing on this one since 2010. Hope everything will be...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    Hard choice. I'd pick Guerlain (so many classics frags they have produced) as my second favorite house. Meanwhile Frederic Malle and Tom Ford come close behind at 3rd.

    Serge Lutens (unfortunately...
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    Re: Which is the Xerjoff I must try?

    I only tried 2 frags from their collection. Uden is really nice, although some say it's a bit mainstream. Meanwhile Oesel resembles to Fleur du Male according to my nose. Uden is likely the safe bet.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Eau de Cologne

    I like the fresh vetiver more, rather than the dark earthy vibe in EN. Hope I'll enjoy it.



    I don't know Mike. It was unboxed (see below). Do you mean that the older, the better?

    34128

    I...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Eau de Cologne

    After reading your comment, I have high expectation on the fragrance. Hope it won't disappoint me. :)
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    Guerlain Vetiver Eau de Cologne

    Last night I scored two Yohji Yamamoto, Must de Cartier pure parfum and Guerlain Vetiver Eau de Cologne, all for around 70 bucks.

    I never heard about this Guerlain Vetiver EDC. Do you think I will...
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    Yay..I got mine too, around $49.
    I think, I also got Mure et Musc extrait for 18 Euro from L'Artisan website, few years a go.

    It's actually depend on the luck and where you get it. When I lived...
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    Re: Frederic Malle, which one worth to buy?

    You must be a vetiver lover. I tend to associate this particular note to a souvenir (small vetiver mat). I my country (Indonesia), this root is usually used as a handycraft/souvenir and to make your...
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    Re: Frederic Malle, which one worth to buy?

    I think so. My scholarship doesn't allow me to buy many expensive perfume per month, while I also want to explore different frags available on the market.

    Btw, I saw your foot note. Has POAL been...
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    Re: Frederic Malle, which one worth to buy?

    Dans tes Bras is weird, warm and something green/crushed bitter leaf to my nose. I will re-sniff this one day.


    Thanks.


    En Passant is light, I mostly smell cucumber . I quite like it, but...
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    Re: Frederic Malle, which one worth to buy?

    Thanks everyone,


    I don't like Musc Ravageur at first encountered. I was newbie at that time and ended up buying L'Eau d'Hiver. It takes me 4 years to like Musc Ravageur and Guerlain Shalimar.
    ...
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    Frederic Malle, which one worth to buy?

    Hi guys,

    I just received 4 free samples of Frederic Malle @3.5ml sent from FM Madison (thanks to the SA, Anthony), although I have to pay for the shipping 20USD.

    The samples and my impression...
  68. Re: What are highest rated perfumes on fragrantica or basenotes?

    Hm.. interesting method you did there.

    I tried searching in Fragrantica "YSL La Nuit de L'Homme". it is said 4.4 rating, but the reviews are huge....it's 3871.

    Meanwhile, "Dior Homme...
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    Re: Vial vs Full bottle, same smell?

    thanks du57in, hednic, and sjg3839.

    @stalkerboy: It's from one of Indonesian online store (I asked my friend to bring it when he will visit US next month). Last year the store also sold the...
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    Vial vs Full bottle, same smell?

    Hi guys! It's been a while since I posted my previous thread.

    Do you think that official sample smell the same as those sell in full bottle? I mean, in term of concentration, SPL, etc. I am...
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    Re: Any love for Perry Ellis colognes?

    To me, Perry Ellis 18 Intense for Men is similiar to L'Eau d'Issey Miyake.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly?

    I was on transit in Dubai 2 days ago. I was looking for TF PB Tuscan Leather, but couldn't find it. SA told me that it should be in Terminal 3. However I only had less than 1 hour before boarding and...
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    Poll: Re: What to do with an Amazon Voucher?

    Hi timaru,
    If you like a strong fragrance like Montale Black Aoud, then you should pick YSL Kouros.

    However, I found C&S Cuba has a little fecal note which I can't stand (that's why I gave the...
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    Re: Brussels-Belgium.

    Try "Absolut'ly" store, located in Galerie Louise 32 - La Rotonde - 1050 Bruxelles. here is the link as well----> http://www.absolutly.be/
  75. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane Summer Edition 2011

    You're probably right. But I would jump to that conclusion, once I visit that store asking the product and they say no such thing. However, the description below the picture (look at no.11), which...
  76. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane Summer Edition 2011

    Thanks Daniel. This is the picture that I scanned from the "Beauty Info Magazine Planet Parfum Edition Belge Juin 2011". Anyone from Belgium can verify me (on the page 11).

    Here is the picture. I...
  77. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane Summer Edition 2011

    I already scanned it, but I don't know how to upload it here.. :( It is said that need to put link? can you teach me how, daniel? sorry, but I am quite a newbie here (only silence reader before).
  78. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane Summer Edition 2011

    I just can't believe it. They just released the original TM Pure Havane around March or April this year. And now, they will launch the flanker? Isn't that too soon?

    Yeah, Thierry Mugler is...
  79. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane Summer Edition 2011

    Does anyone ever heard about this product? I saw a brochure from Planet Parfum store in Brussels that they sell this. The product is still in the same flacon, but the color is in orange. I have the...
  80. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    It's kind of difficult for me to start reviewing. I also asked my 3 other friends (1 man, and 2 women) to sniff the samples along with me.

    Ok, here we go....

    Cathedral in Flame (CiF)
    First...
  81. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    The sample just arrived in Brussels this morning. I am going to review them soon (hopefully tonight when my nose become more sensitive). Thanks a lot for the samples... I am so excited ^^
  82. Re: 30 members, US & International, to test 3 perfumes by BN's own wooznib!

    is there any seat left? I'd like to join
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    Re: Limited edition bottles of Le Male.

    You can buy Le Male dogtag in JPG official website. It's 45 Euro, but if you want to personalized it (engraved your name on the back of that metal) they will charge you additional 15 Euro.
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    Re: FREDERIC MALLE: Which one is the best?

    I love L'Eau d'Hiver. It's a light air, milky almond and refreshing, kind of a morning scent. Easy for daily wear, comparing to some heavy and unique Frederic Malle frags. It's another Jean Claude...
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    Re: Etienne Aigner Fragrances for Men

    Aigner Man2 is my favorite from this line
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    Re: Brussels-Belgium.

    Last month I've visited Senteurs d'Ailleurs and was pleased with all the perfume collections. I also came to Absolut'ly and was able to sniff most of the lines from By Killian. I only got 1...
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 9th November, 2010

    Morning: Allure Homme + Rochas Man
    Afternoon: YSL Kouros
    Evening : Xerjoff Uden
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    Re: Request for: Opinions on Nejma Puro.

    I couldn't decide to choose between Puro and Puro Intense by Nejma, cz I love both after sniffing them on paper. However, I asked my friends and they all suggested me with Puro instead. Overall, Puro...
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    Re: Pure Malt availability within Europe?

    I saw A*Men Pure Malt in duty free (airport) when I visited Prague April/May this year, and it cost around 50 Euro. I didn't know that it was limited edition and no longer available anywhere. I was...
  90. Re: Test your fragrance knowledge with this 8-question quiz about the color blue in perfumery

    Wow, I got 7/8 (88%) and I didn't cheat at all. In fact, I changed my mind on the last question which should be the right answer.
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    Re: Your top-10 list at the moment!

    My favorite list at the moment:
    1. Shooting Star Collection: Uden Xerjoff
    2. Tom of Finland Etat Libre d'Orange
    3. Pure Oud By Kilian
    4. Jubilation Men XXV Amouage
    5. A*Men Pure Malt Thierry...
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