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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th October, 2017

    Serge Lutens: Santal de Mysore

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.5198.jpg

    https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/c7/4a/a1/mysore-sand-sculpture.jpg
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    Re: What I did in the 80s.

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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    So the balls to the wall leather, patchouli and civet might offend someone and we get ...

    pear

    f*** off
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie SADNESS

    If you get the chance to try Roja Dove Great Britain I think this has quite bit in common with 'old' Cuir de Russie.

    However it is also expensive.
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    Fixed that for you. Unbelivable bullshit, I'm off to spray some of the vintage original.
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    Re: champagne cap scent

    Chanel 28 La Pausa.
    The iris and aldehydes make this remind me of the lovely nose of a Dom Perignon.
  7. Re: Clive Christian really is churning 'em out! 9 fragrances in 9 months?!

    Yes, but not just any old kitchens but THE MOST EXPENSIVE KITCHENS IN THE WORLD!
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    Re: The homogenization of fragrances

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_rVuVnxXODJo/TP-cdwTYqUI/AAAAAAAAAS0/5cYQ34gX9PA/s1600/dilbert-1999-dilbert19991227-colour.jpg
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    Re: Perfume for introvert ?

    I would suggest trying some of the more established vetiver fragrances.

    Vetiver is not a showy scent but has freshness and earthiness, sometimes a wisp of smoke.

    Guerlain Vetiver and Chanel...
  10. Re: Is it me? Has Acqua di Parma gone uber synthetic?

    https://d15mj6e6qmt1na.cloudfront.net/i/22920246
  11. Re: My Secretions Magnifiques story (with a little extra)

    Real men don't require any perfume to smell of blood, sweat, saliva and sperm.
  12. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    Another couple I just thought of.

    Guerlain Vetiver, the dry down is dry vetiver and tobacco, very nice.
    Perhaps the best fit for you requirements might be Profumo.it Chillum which I believe is...
  13. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    If you can get hold of some tobacco absolute you might start to see why.

    On its own it can be very bitter and sometimes musty. It requires a lot of skill from the perfumer to make it work in a...
  14. Re: What Do You Think the Next Bleu de Chanel Flanker Will Be?

    Chanel extreme intense ultra cash blue noir pour homme grand income.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendents

    Can't believe I missed this thread as I love Shalimar!

    Anyway I would like to add

    Or des Indes Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier: This is like a zoom into the resinous opoponax aspect of Shalimar,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd January, 2017

    Dior Fahrenheit

    http://images.hepsiburada.net/assets/Kozmetik/ProductDesc/sgtacd05f006624009-1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st January, 2017

    Homemade extraction of two types of vanilla beans and tonka beans.
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    Re: Indian Place Names in Perfumery

    I like Boucheron Jaipur pour homme.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th January, 2017

    Derby by Jean Paul Guerlain today

    http://arabhorsecouture.com/website/images/L.A.Pomeroy.jpg
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    Re: Loss of confidence

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/89/3a/92/893a9220fa7dd32655ac36adf9d89040.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th January, 2017

    Tiffany for Men

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41ri49iGnyL._AC_SL230_.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th January, 2017

    Roja Dove: Semi Bespoke #3
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th January, 2017

    Pure distance Black

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.23576.jpg

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/5a/ec/7d/5aec7dd0120996ccec0f7f9a9b4a29a8.jpg
  24. Re: Can anyone identify the bottle behind Frank Sinatra?

    Legend has it that when Frank was recording the Girl from Ipanema, he asked Creed for something to put him in the Rio beach mood.

    Something with pineapple, but also a bit smokey

    The rest is...
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    Re: Favorite unscented perfume?

    https://artybollocks.com
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th January, 2017

    I am SO late to this party

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.18340.jpg

    but who cares. Trying this for the first time and enjoying it this evening.
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    Re: Twisting atomizer?

    Arrrrgggghhh I hate when I attempt to spray a blotter to test a fragrance in a shop and it comes out the back of the damn thing all over my hand.

    I am probably not going to buy it already because...
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    Re: Royal English Leather Owners

    My bottle is pretty much vaulted in my vault.

    It is actually pretty good but quite chemical smelling to me.

    It also reminds me of the smell of national trust houses, if you close your eyes you...
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    Re: what do you think of intimately beckham?

    I hate the name.
  30. Re: Suggest a smooth dark leather/tobacco/labdanum fragrance - but be warned, I am discriminating

    Creed Vintage Tabarome (you want discriminating?)

    Also Guerlain Derby and Givenchy Gentlemen.
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    Re: Perfume and Radiation

    World Nuclear Association report on Fukushima accident:

    http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/fukushima-accident.aspx

    Seems in MOST cases the...
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    Re: Where are ClaireV's reviews?!?

    For Claire

    W B Yeats: Where my books go

    ALL the words that I utter,
    And all the words that I write,
    Must spread out their wings untiring,
    And never rest in their flight,
    Till they...
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    Re: Perfume and Radiation

    I can't give you a quantitative answer but I am pretty sure no.

    If you can find a Geiger counter compare the perfume with freshly ground coffee and results may well suprise you!
  34. Re: The mimosa/heliotrope/almond/vanilla accord: Your Favorites?

    Grossmith Shem el Nessim is also excellent.

    Guerlain Shanghai (now discontinued) was also a nice riff on the theme you decsribe.
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    Re: Maybe there IS really a "rain" note

    I remember reading that camels are very sensitive to Geosmin and it is how they are able to find water in the desert.
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    Re: Fake Tom Ford Oud Wood?? Opinions please!!!

    All Tom Ford Oud Wood is fake 'Oud Wood'
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    Re: what's your favorite dark rose scent?

    As others have already mentioned I think Amouage Tribute attar is the best dark rose, but obviously hard to find now.

    Some rose oud's which I think are good 'dark' roses are:

    The Night Frederic...
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    Re: Perfume is how we decorate both space and time

    The whole fabric of the universe is space and time, yet these are the two things no one has enough of.
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    Re: Help with Givenchy Gentleman

    I love Givenchy Gentlemen, current and Vintage.

    I especially enjoy this presentation that I was lucky enough to scoop last year.
  40. Re: MFK Absolue Pour le Matin - is the smell similar to Petit Matin? If only Petit Matin would last!

    Haha sounds like a good time, Happy Christmas!
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    Re: MON Guerlain. The new pillar fragrance for 2017

    Mon Dieu!
  42. Re: MFK Absolue Pour le Matin - is the smell similar to Petit Matin? If only Petit Matin would last!

    Surely some mistake?

    Absolue pour le Matin is mainly methyl ionone / violet and orange blossom with a powdery base.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th December, 2016

    SOTE is MFK Lumiere Noire pour Homme

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6808.jpg
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    Re: Caron pour un homme Sport?

    It will be Yatagan Sport next.

    http://marchofthemoondevils.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/facepalm.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th December, 2016

    I Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

    Amouage Jubilation XXV today.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/41801.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th December, 2016

    Going with Roja Parfums United Arab Emirates Spirit Of The Union today and really enjoying this one

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.29977.jpg
  47. Re: How many mls of your favourite fragrance do you have in stock?

    I don't like buying multiple small bottles, but if my favourites are available in a large size then I'm all in.

    For instance I have 500 ml bee bottles of Derby, Habit Rouge edp and Heritage edp...
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    Re: Nuwa. Chinese wood note.

    I have only smelled the original formulation, but I have had it said that the current version has some of the character of Chanel Egoiste, so you might start there?
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    Re: Dreading at Christmas

    http://c2.thejournal.ie/media/2012/12/cliff-richard-miss-you-nights-2-752x501.jpg
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    Re: best colognes to compensate?

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    Re: Is Pierre Bourdon why I like Creed?

    You forgot Orange Spice and Kouros
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Dug out my bottle of Slumberhouse Norne yesterday (the one with the cool glass beads) and wow! I had forgotten how good this stuff is.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd December, 2016

    Musc Ravageur Frederic Malle

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    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cALJxdZ5L._AC_SL230_.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd December, 2016

    Xerjoff Richwood for comfort today

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.11703.jpg
  55. Re: Guerlain HERITAGE - Eau de Parfum versus Eau de Toilette ?

    Wearing both is probably cheaper than wearing Danger!

    Tongue in cheek as I like Danger too, especially the perfume version but still prefer Heritage edp.
  56. Re: Thoughts on MLK's Petit Matin ? Interested in purchasing....Thumbs up or down ?

    Moet Louis Kurkdjian ?
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    Re: please suggest some cinnamon fragrances

    Fair point, has anyone mentioned Chanel Bois de Isles?

    Being the art of bringing Paris to you, rather than going to Paris.
  58. Re: What fragrance or kind of fragrance to interview with?

    I once had an interview with Guerlains Derby, it turned me down for not being serious enough.
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    Re: Amouage Fate Man...magnetic vs. non magnetic

    Electromagnetism is the future, marketing catching up with physicists.

    James Clerk Maxwell would be proud.
  60. Re: Need recommendation for something that can reliably be found in an airport tax-free

    Vodka?
  61. Thread: Black Friday

    by Joe C
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    Re: Black Friday

    Surely some fragrance house or other will release "Vendredi Noir" at some point soon.

    It would have amazing top notes but soon unravel into the familar ache of dissapointment and the need for a...
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    Re: Amouge Question's

    I can honestly say having a magnetic cap that does not just fall off far outweighs any difference in smell that I have detected, so do not be put off by this talk.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016

    Amber Oud by Nicolai Perfumer Createur

    http://www.pnicolai.com/566-thickbox_default/amber-oud.jpg

    An interesting / modern lavender / amber. This could grow on me.
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    Re: I simply must know what it is

    Perhaps it was one of the Trump fragrances?
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    Re: Sprayers on Guerlain Exclusives

    If you can order at a Guerlain boutique, then order what you want in a bee bottle (avoid the pear / bulb) atomiser.
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    Re: please suggest some cinnamon fragrances

    If you fancy a real challenge (tracking them down that is) then,

    IUNX Splash Forte - Photorealistic cinnamon bark eau
    MFK Ciel De Gum - Lovely cinnamon amber
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    Re: Please suggest me some Plum & Oud combinations?

    To an extent Pure Distance Black fits the description, but its very modern smelling.

    See also Roja Dove H the exclusive perfume and Penhaligons Halfeti.
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    Re: Dior: Homme or Homme parfum

    Dior Homme is a very nice fragrance, Dior Homme parfum is a confused mess.
  69. Re: Please suggest some decent black/pink pepper scents

    Hermessence Poivre Samarcande is my favourite pepper scent.

    If you are ok with frankincense and pepper, then Armani Bois d'Encens is excellent too.
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    Re: Guerlain Jicky - New packaging!

    I agree completely, it wrenches new space in your head to smell unadulturated bergamot and the old nitro musks.
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    Re: Guerlain Jicky - New packaging!

    I got some parfum in Paris recently. I still have an existing bottle but wanted to get one of the new coloured bee bottles.

    It is definitely different to my previous parfum.

    Funny thing is that...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    How many sprays did you use?
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    Re: Jack by Richard E.Grant

    I always loved him in "How to get ahead in advertising".

    Thank you for bringing these to my attention, I look forward to trying them soon.
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    Re: Drinks and fragrance- how to match

    For whisky I like a good leather / chypre (Knize 10 or Roja Dove Fetish)
    For Bourbon, a good vanilla / woods (Heritage works well here)
    For Mojito Guerlain L'Homme is good
    For Tequila, something...
  75. Re: Guerlain HERITAGE - Eau de Parfum versus Eau de Toilette ?

    The EdT is more powdery, whilst the EdP is more oily and resinous.

    I prefer the EdP, this is Jean Paul Guerlain perfectly capturing that oily, slightly animalic but sweet and woody cedar cigar...
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    Re: Forgotten names of two Creed fragrances

    Probably Jasmal.
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    Re: Are There Any Good Fragrance Commercials?

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2py7qw
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    Re: Perfume Names Terminology " Monsieur "

    How long until we see
    Chanel Bloke and
    Guerlain Geezer Intense
  79. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior - Fève Délicieuse [Feve Delicieuse]

    I'm with you. This is garbage compared to Tonka Imperial.
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    Re: Best sand fragrances

    A couple for you.
    Amouage Ciel Man
    Guerlain Shalimar
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    Re: A "fresh" licorice fragrance?

    More anise than licorice, but try Guerlain Apres L'Ondee.
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    Re: What's your favorite perfume on your partner?

    She smells perfect in Caron Tabac Blond.
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    Re: What does this guys smells like?

    Knize Ten
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

    IUNX L'Ether

    http://www.iunx-parfums.com/uk/page-flacons-eaux/flacons-big/ether.jpg
  85. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    100 sprays of YSL Kouros
  86. Thread: Opium

    by Joe C
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    Re: Opium

    I once heard that Caron's Narcisse Noir parfum is a dead ringer for Opium.
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    Re: The Tuscan Leather "Leather" aromachemical?

    I believe the raspberry molecule was Frambinone, and Diesel Fuel for Life was the other major scent that kick started its use.
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    Re: Hi Guys, I'm back

    Welcome back indeed. I remember enjoying your very knowledgeable posts on Hammam Bouquet, a favourite of mine in the past.
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    Re: Star Wars gets in the fragrance game!

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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    Fair enough, I will try to provide some answers to your questions.

    Savage machinery of capitalism:

    This reflects my disappointment in capitalism currently rather than believing it to be wrong....
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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    I think the dissatisfaction is with the savage machinery of capitalism rather than perfume in particular.

    I am no socialist and believe in healthy competition, but it is indeed a shame when people...
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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    51068
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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    It is a race by business to make a profit before the concept of 'niche' is so diluted that it is no longer possible.

    Standard business practice in the current climate. Maximise profit until the...
  94. Re: Fragrances unfortunately synonymous with "Cologne Guy"

    Head on over to the 'oversprayers' lounge and you will have your answer.
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    Re: Help me find a lost fragrance

    Liberty's also have them.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Its it true that perfumers don't / cannot smoke also? I am sure I have read this somewhere, but I have also read that Jacques Guerlain enjoyed cigars whilst composing scents and he did a few good...
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    Re: Choosing perfume for hand written letter

    My favourite three from your collection are

    Shalimar, Hypnotic Poison and Ambré Narguilé.

    I love the idea of a scented letter, very classy.

    Slightly off topic but I was once gifted a Must...
  98. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    So we have a man who has lierally dedicated his whole working life to perfumery v.s. internet forum pundits who think he is not a great nose or should be erased from history for one vulgar comment.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th April, 2016

    Creed Vintage Tabarome

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.8891.jpg

    Been ages since I have worn this, so what the hell.
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    Re: Mainstream. The beginning of the end?

    The perfume industry is the new record industry and just as with music the great, exciting things will come from the underground scenes.
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