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    Re: Lampblack - What's in a name ?

    Great review and I do like it. But I like both Au Dela's that Bruno has concocted so much better.
  2. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Masterpiece. A very unique and glorious fragrance. My personal favorite from the Creed line.
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    Re: Ormond Jayne

    Good thought because I just purchased mine last year from Essenza Nobile so I'm sure I have the reformulated version. Pity.
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    Re: Ormond Jayne

    Ormonde man was fine but didn't last on me. Date night scent only. I'm lucky if I get a couple of hours if I spray liberally. Very disappointed with it myself as I was so anxious to get it and wear...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    Looks very suspicious indeed.
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Original Vetiver is very good like Jack stated. I really like Mono di Orio Vetiver at the moment and sadly hardly mentioned. Lippizan by Parfum de Marly has always had my attention as well.
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    Re: Best Montale EDP for Men

    Red Vetyer is my personal favorite.
  8. Re: SergeLutens.com is giving 3 free 5 ml minis with any order through 3/8/15

    Great! This one I will definitely use.
  9. Re: 10% OFF FragranceX All Orders This Week!

    Thank you Hednic. Always nice to get a discount.
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    Re: What happened to Katie?

    Yes, I always enjoyed her descriptive and unique delivery. Sorry to here she has been laying low due to other irons in the fire.
  11. Thread: Amouage

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    Re: Amouage

    Reflection Man followed by Ciel Man.
  12. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    My favorite sweet woody oud scent is Woody Intense by Arabian Oud.
  13. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    Thank you a very detailed synopsis. This has given me food for thought.
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    Re: Hai Karate returns. (Seriously.)

    The TV ads were great weren't they. Memory lane walk to be sure.
  15. Re: Puredistance M or Roja Dove Fetish for men

    Just got a sample of Puredistance M and I am really liking this one. Never tried Roja Fetish to make a comparison but I'm sure in the upcoming months or years I will I'm sure.
  16. Re: Pick one of your favorite colognes and describe it to a "newbie" in one sentence

    Creed Silver Mountain Water icy tea fruitopia.
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    You always find they are a whole lot cheaper. The trade off is expediency of the shipping. I have learned to wait with a big smile on my face.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Sorry I missed your post. When shipping to US it does it automatically in the cart. Nice savings indeed.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Receiving mine today. It is out on the local postal route. January 17th to February 19th. I think this is average from EN for me at least. I have built this in to my mentality when purchasing from...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Love it too. A great scent. Orange blossom euphoria.
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    Re: New Bruno Fazzolari Scent: Room 237

    A very comprehensive and informative descriptive on Bruno new venture. Thanks.
  22. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Very interesting indeed. A very good thread to understand local markets interests and wants.
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    Lumiere Noire is a personal favorite from the house along with Apom. Lucky me I never get the old Lady comments in fact I seem to get you always smell fresh and clean from my office associates. My...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Thanks for the info on the last paragraph I didn't know that. I have a package still in Germany and been waiting for it for two weeks.
  25. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    Vintage Aramis 900, Chanel Platinum Egoiste & MPG Route de Vetiver
  26. Re: New niche brand from Geza Schoen, Mark Buxton and Bertrand Duchaufour!

    How neat is that. The ever changing landscape of the fragrance industry. Three hard hitters to be sure. Keep us posted.
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    Re: Is Eau des Baux really discontinued?

    Thanks socalwoman great buy. Yes mine cost $18.00 also but I usually purchase a few when L'Occitane runs a sale.

    Hednic see above. Thanks!
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    The notes sound enticing indeed. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: Is Eau des Baux really discontinued?

    This seems to have that Aventus mystic about it. I have seen many threads suggesting Eau des Baux a great fragrance will be discontinued. How could that be when it is their biggest seller and most...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Don't worry I am 11 days in US customs so far perhaps due to the bad weather in the North East. When it starts with a CL it is a domestic code like Hednic postulated. So we are at the mercy of US...
  31. Re: Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or Lille. Online Store

    Very glad to hear it. Some excellent values indeed.

    I hope to visit the fair isle again in the not to distant future. I grew in Lancashire which now is part of Merseyside.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Glad you liked Arso it is full bottle worthy for me this year. I am interested in Sorriso now after your review. Thanks.
  33. Re: 20% OFF at Parfum1 !! 14 Days Until Valentine's Day Sale!!

    Thanks Hednic got mine yesterday also. I still have some room to explore their inventory but it's always nice to see some newer options in the future.
  34. Re: Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or Lille. Online Store

    Appreciate your comment Hednic it means a lot. They have been great for my few forays with them and the customer service & shipping is A-1. Like I may have said before perhaps a few more selections...
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    +4 Loved my sample. Full bottle on the way from Essenza Nobile
  36. Re: Neiman Marcus offering 25% Gift Cards on Cyber Monday with purchase

    Excellent Move. Congratulations.
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    Re: Should I trust FragranceNET.com?

    Yes and they ship quick. Remember they are a discounter and are abysmal with samples. But prices are the nice surprises for Amouages, Creeds, Lutens & others surprises like Bentley's
  38. Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    I will await all your thoughts. Good luck!
  39. Re: Great article on Serge Lutens in Swedish newspaper

    Great read. Thanks for your legwork.
  40. Re: Neiman Marcus offering 25% Gift Cards on Cyber Monday with purchase

    Actually, Bois d'Encens was one of my purchases leading up to this gift card. A very well done composition I'm sure you will love it if that is your choice.

    Excellent thoughts on the Derby. If I...
  41. Re: Neiman Marcus offering 25% Gift Cards on Cyber Monday with purchase

    Trying to get my bearings just right. Of the three I am leaning to the Armani because of the impressions of DougCzar over the years. It seems like it wasn't a fly by night scent for him.
  42. Re: Neiman Marcus offering 25% Gift Cards on Cyber Monday with purchase

    I am down to three. Guerlain Derby, Zegna Japenese Pathcouli or Armani Prive Oud Royal. Decisions Decisions!

    Any thoughts?

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    Yes. I noticed you said earlier you would...
  43. Re: Neiman Marcus offering 25% Gift Cards on Cyber Monday with purchase

    Yes yahoo! In my e-mail this evening. So many choices.

    How was the Derby Remik?
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Bogue MAAI
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks Duke for the info. I will sample first.
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    This is the one I want to try. I hear good things about this unsung Malle.
  47. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    I only had five of them. I must be an outlier. Especially, since I love Platinum.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    One spray and wow! So 80's like. This is so unlike anything that I currently have. I have had Bohemian Black in my sights as Blackbird was a stunner. I have that Sexmagic and Epipheny rounding out my...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Congratulations on the Malle purchases. The shipping being uneventful now that's a very different story. But I adjust for that type of thinking now a days. 13 days and still sitting in customs. I...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks rynegne. For some reason I have been going through a floral scent fetish of late so this may hit the sweet spot for me.
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    Amouage Jubliation XXV, Aventus & Dior Eau Sauvage
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Bottle on the way for me from a fellow basenoter. I can't wait.
  53. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually liked?

    I have been on the fence buying this one. Very good to know.
  54. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually liked?

    I agree. This is a safe and enjoyable workday scent for me.
  55. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually liked?

    I love it too. I can only imagine how the original was.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Not sure about others but the Opus benchmark is VI. I find it intriguingly suave and uplifting to the senses a dry amber than brings the burning sands to you. Wonderful!
  57. Re: My visit to Museu del Perfum in Barcelona

    Very impressive indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Exactly what I have been doing. If you venture to the Netherlands with 21% VAT with a outlet such as Skins and the saving become even more attractive on a big order. EN is a great outlet for...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Thanks PalmBeach. This puts my mind at ease. The MAAI thread itself is a great testimony.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    Sadly, I have always been on the fence to try this because of the frequent complaining about longevity on most sites. I just can't bring myself to even be remotely interested if the cost doesn't...
  61. Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I tend to like that thought and I'm sure not far off the mark.

    Smell is the litmus test for me.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly: Galloway..

    I haven't tried it but you had me at slightly reminiscent of Silver Mountain Water. I will now have to explore. I know this line usually has monster longevity so two positives already.
  63. Re: Best place to purchase Acqua Originale line?

    Congrats I hope you enjoy them. I have yet to sample them but hope to in the coming months.

    I have an order out at the moment with EN since the 16th. I hope I can have it within 9 days like...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin
    Puredistance M

    I am seriously considering Bogue MAAI if I take a deep breath from the cost per ml.
  65. Re: R.K sons and company - quality of oils?

    Thanks Robspace for the heads up. I am sorry you had to go through what you did? The old mantra "if it's to good to be true it probably is".
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Rania J Lavende 44
  67. Re: have you ever prefer the women version of a fragrance than the men version?

    Memoir woman & Lyric woman in Amouage line are standouts over the male counterparts in my opinion.
  68. Re: Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    Thank you for sharing. A very interesting house of fragrances to be sure. Soul sounds interesting.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Hopefully, if we keep chipping away when we see if they have items in stock during the order process a friendly mention could be in order.
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    I find the selections on par or exceed other houses of merit. I do agree Un fleur de Cassie is a hidden gem which doesn't seem to garner a lot of attention like others in the lineup receive. Personal...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Me too. I would gladly pay for it with the savings 19% VAT and exchange rate for US residents.
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I agree with the above comments. I do hope they make arraignments to bring this to the forefront again. Hopefully, sales would improve.
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    Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    Sorry you don't care for Silver Mountain Water. It is my favorite Creed for some time and a excellent compliment catcher.

    VIW is great for the warmer regions were you reside. I don't mind Royal...
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    Re: OMG!, Chanel Platinum egoiste is majestic

    Platinum Egoiste is a staple in my work fragrance arsenal. A winner in my book.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Shipping is the only problem. They are great and the exchange rate beats the socks of Stateside vendors. One of my favorite outlets.
  76. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Thanks. I am very fortunate this time around. Although bought for the summer a very nice scent indeed. Big bottle as well fortunate for me after reading the longevity issues. So a re-spray every now...
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    Re: Best all time Amber Musk frag

    Love that one.

    May I add L'ombre Fauve by Perfumerie Generale
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    Not achieved 100 bottles just yet but I would speculate 10years plus would be a very good estimate.
  79. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    I just received mine today. I must say a lot better service this time around. Enjoying MFK Aqua Vitae this evening.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    Great scent and a steal for the price.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Great I can't wait to hear what you think of the Profumum.
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    Re: Endymion's Penhaligon

    I have a sample but it is fleeting. I don't think it's full bottle worthy for me. Definitely not in the same ballpark as La Nuit which I have a great relationship with.
  83. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    It is a winner! A blind buy for me and one that I really love. Pushing Tango as the my favorite from the house. Very good longevity.
  84. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    My ETA is Wednesday. If this is correct they would have shaved a week and a half of the their last discount promotion.
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    Re: Mona di Orio- QUESTION?

    I love Vanille as you do. Vetyer and Ambre are very well composed and I enjoy. I never really wanted to pay the big bucks for OUD at the time. But I am very happy with the three I mentioned.
  86. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    This was a pleasant surprise. Very nice indeed.
  87. Re: Balafre by Lancôme , how does it compare to the original? And is it worth buying?

    Me too!
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    Yes that is a good estimate. Sometimes more than 12 but not much more. A very good premise is 2 weeks.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Maison Francis Kurdijan Aqua Vitae for a unbelievable price.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    Opus VI, Interlude Man & Jubilation XXV are my personal favorites.
  91. House of Matriach return customer discount.

    Is anyone having trouble getting this one to work. I have e-mailed Claire numerous times and nothing is working for me. Perhaps it only works on Blackbird my previous purchase and not newer...
  92. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    I do need them! Thanks Hednic.

    Aqua Vitae seems to have mixed reviews do you like the accords? Also, another question mark is its longevity being all over the board.
  93. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Thanks Socialwoman MFK Aqua Vitae for half price is a very good deal but I know it will take forever to receive any feedback on if I got it in time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though and sweat it...
  94. Re: Midnight in Paris - Is the EDP worth it?

    Yes. EDP is a really good one. I'm sure the longevity would be worth the backup in its self.
  95. Re: What are some good fresh and spicy fragrances?

    Frapin 1270
    Bentley for men Intense
    Noir Reminiscence
    De Bachmakov
    Jubliation XXV
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    I have to admit I am a Creed Fan boy. But I have many other mistresses in the fragrance world.
  97. Re: List the best Niche online stores! (europe)

    These are all excellent.

    Let me add
    Skins- Nethelands
    Celeste- Netherlands
  98. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    For the longest time Interlude Man from Amouage held that title until I discovered Norne by Slumberhouse.
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    Re: Antaeus Chanel or Eau Sauvage Parfum Dior.

    Eau Sauvage for personal reasons.
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    Re: CD/OC/TF Favorites

    CD Eau Sauvage
    OC Silver Mountain Water
    TF Tobacco Vanille
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