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    Chicago -- Where to Go? What is still open

    I'm looking for advice as to what to see in Chicago. We're flying in tomorrow to watch our daughter graduate Boot Camp and I'd like to see what I can sniff along the way. It looks like a lot of the...
  2. Thread: Phoenix, Az

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    Re: Phoenix, Az

    Barney's closing? Rather bland?

    I find their selection to be one of the best options in our state and while it's not Twisted Lily, it's got a very wide range and very helpful staff. They are super...
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    Re: Vintage Offers You Couldn't Refuse

    I've had a few happy finds, I'll see what I can list

    30ml Vintage Poison Espirit de Parfum $10
    2 oz vintage Weil Secret de Venus Parfum Pour le Corps $75
    Norell Norell 75ml $5

    I'm sure there...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Shalimar EdC, Clock Bottle
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    Re: What do I avoid?

    You are very kind Paul, I will keep it in mind. I do, on occasion, travel that route. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: What do I avoid?

    Yes, I can't find a link, which is why I thought it might be a carrier or some extra thing that is used.

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  7. Re: Euphorium Brooklyn ChocolatL --- Have Patchouli??

    Yeah, I was getting that impression. I am a SH fan.

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    Re: What do I avoid?

    Someone suggested to me that it was likely a fixative. I don't know exactly what that means. Would that be an Aroma chemical or something else?

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    Re: What do I avoid?

    I do know that not everyone experiences this the same as many people are delighted with the fragrances mentioned. I don't wish to deter others from enjoying them, I just wish I knew what might be...
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    Re: What do I avoid?

    I've tried, so far they have all been unwilling to reply. :(

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  11. Re: Euphorium Brooklyn ChocolatL --- Have Patchouli??

    Well, as always, I better sample first. Thanks for talking me down!

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  12. Re: Euphorium Brooklyn ChocolatL --- Have Patchouli??

    Hmm, I've not ever thought of Patch as dry or musty. To me, it simply ends up smelling of dirt, not a positive, so I avoid it when possible.
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    Re: How do you organize your collection?

    Currently, I do it roughly by house. However, I'm considering switching to genre. My samples aren't organized at all which is truly frustrating and I'd like to organize by house, but the variety of...
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned.

    Jacques Fath Iris Gris (which I haven't smelled, but it's legendary status tells me it's worth and....IRIS!)

    After that L'Occitane Nerole Eau de...
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    Re: What do I avoid?

    I'm afraid I am not familiar with that one. Like I said though, I haven't experienced it in any fragrances except Indie brands. Generally speaking, its' the inexpensive brands so it tells me it is...
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    Re: What do I avoid?

    Primarily with oil base, it may only be oils. I can tell you that I have gotten it specifically from the following

    Alkemia (all that I have tried)
    Pith Fragrances
    Chocolate Crave
    Al Rehab...
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    Re: What do I avoid?

    It has been a while since I tried yours Paul, but I don't believe so.

    I can sense it right away, but it strengthens after about 15 minutes or so

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  18. Euphorium Brooklyn ChocolatL --- Have Patchouli??

    I've been considering a blind buy of this one, most of the reviews I have seen seem pretty good, though there aren't too many. But recently someone told me it is full of Patchouli, which isn't...
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    What do I avoid?

    I'm hoping you who create perfume will know what is causing an undesirable reaction on my skin. I've tried a number of Indie Perfumes, mostly oils, but not all, which may have a lovely scent, but...
  20. Re: What is your favorite L`Artisan Parfumeur for women

    Traversee is my favorite as well, but if you'd like another option, these two get high marks for me.

    Drole de Roses (lipstick/makeup vibe)
    Seville Au Laube(amazing beeswax/orange blossom)
  21. Thread: Let's talk Iris

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    Re: Let's talk Iris

    I'm an Iris lover, here are my favorites

    Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena
    SL Iris Silver Mist
    Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue
    Huitieme Naiviris
    Marchesa Parfum d'extase
    Le Labo Iris 39

    There...
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    Re: You have a budget of $100

    Laurence Dumont Tendre Madeleine $26
    Geisha Noire perfume oil $48
    OLIVINE ATELIER Perfume Oil Sample pack $36

    $110
    From the sample pack, I can make 40 ml of EdP by adding Perfumers alcohol. I...
  23. Re: I'm surprised more of y'all aren't checking out indie perfumers.

    I have found a few houses I enjoy, but I also find I must be careful as many use a fixative that turns to a synthetic plasticky mess on me. So I have become picky.

    I'll mention Olivine and...
  24. Thread: Chocolate/Cacao

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    Re: Chocolate/Cacao

    I just dug out a sample of Montale Intense Cafe this afternoon which I'd gotten forever ago and never actually tried. I found that after a couple of hours, it's got tons of soft chocolate. ...
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    ISO: Slumberhouse Ore (CONUS please)

    I'm hunting some Slumberhouse Ore. I don't really need a full bottle, whatever I can get would be better than what I have!!!

    I have for trade as an option Slumberhouse Rume 10ml and Slumberhouse...
  26. Thread: Chocolate/Cacao

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    Re: Chocolate/Cacao

    Keep the suggestions coming folks! I'm all ears! Thanks to all who've contributed thus far!
  27. Thread: Chocolate/Cacao

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    Chocolate/Cacao

    When I first began my journey, I picked up Olympic Orchids California Chocolate which was obviously chocolate centered. I loved it, but quickly moved on to other notes. I hadn't revisted chocolate...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I had no idea there was such a thing as a tea brick. The one pictured is simply beautiful. Something to investigate!!! Thanks for sharing the idea and the images.
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    Re: After buying fragrance, they have you hooked

    Not even once actually. But it may have happened the other way round, at least I can think of it with MAC makeup leading to two MAC fragrance purchases.
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    Re: Laboratory Perfumes

    I'd love to hear more too! I've been very tempted to blind buy Tonka, though I can't seem to get any info on it.
  31. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I'll give that a try, the clothing and hair idea, thanks for the suggestion. I always forget about applying fragrance to hair and clothing as I tend to apply my fragrance before dressing so it'll...
  32. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I received my order and OMB, it was amazingly fast, as you all have been saying. I don't know how he does it. I'll be sharing thoughts and asking questions soon.

    So far, I've fallen truly in...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I'm so glad someone is able to enjoy it. I wore it the other night. One arm had Pure Honey and the other arm had Ginestet Botrytis (which incidentally was my gateway scent to fragrant insanity!). ...
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    Re: Salty Ambergris/Amber accord

    Sadly, the contact link on the Auram International site doesn't seem to work. Any chance you can send me their contact info via PM?
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    Re: Salty Ambergris/Amber accord

    Thank you so much Brandon, I will look into this!
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    Re: Salty Ambergris/Amber accord

    Thank you both for sharing your thoughts.

    I did spend a great deal of pouring over previous threads but didn't feel like my specific question had been answered.

    Good ambergris takes years you...
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    Re: Salty Ambergris/Amber accord

    Wow, no one? Must be harder than I imagined.
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    Salty Ambergris/Amber accord

    Hello friends,
    I have nothing by the way of perfumer supplies, save some perfumer's alcohol. But I've been finding that I love a few fragrances that are reputed to have a lot of ambergris and also...
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    ISO: Laurence Dumont Tendre Madeline

    If you have and want to trade or swap, please send me a PM
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    Thank you Profumo. That is helpful. So if I understand you, it is one VERY CONCENTRATED ML of Saffron that could be diluted down to make a more typical perfume. But if you won't be able to find it...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    The package is finally winging it's way to Kotori! Should be Wednesday I believe, unless storms slow things up of course!
  42. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I am wondering if Zafferano has made another appearance yet. It's one I'd like to add to my order. Although I think perhaps this is it?...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    That all sounds terribly interesting. I am terrible with geography and had to look it up, Tashkent that is, but I am so glad to have done so. Connections make it easier for me to learn about places...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I couldn't wait, went right off to try this combo and here is what my impression is thus far. I'll preface it by saying that the Truth or Dare Naked is quite good and worth $10 if you spot it. It's...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Oh, and I will share about the Naked and regular ToD. I am new to Naked so I can't give a good description yet. It was a blind buy for $10 but I haven't spent a lot of time with it yet. It is...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    What a wonderful tea discussion! I am a great lover of tea but I fear, not the green sort. I adore a good straight up black tea, steeped strong but tea removed before the tannins are activated. Cream...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I'm trying my last ones from the group including Truth or Dare and I am impressed.

    I actually decided to try a spritz of Fracas on one arm and Truth or Dare on the other. I'm a little concerned...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Queen Latifah Queen -- This opens bright and becomes slightly thick as it goes along, there is substance. The comparison to Angel can't be missed and I actually decided to try them side by side...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    You are soooo right, our skin all reacts so differently. I've found that my skin doesn't do well with alot of synthetics, although after reading Cacio's report as to Pure Honey, I was surprised. I...
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    Re: Nostalgia Purchases

    I have purchased a number of Coty Wild Musk vintages for Nostaligia's sake. In all cases, it was a bad idea. The scents had gone off and it didn't end well. I won't do it again.
  51. Re: Fragrance that smells like a fresh (opened) pack of cigarettes???

    LOL, I just realized, that was MY review.
  52. Re: Fragrance that smells like a fresh (opened) pack of cigarettes???

    That is definitely how I feel about Tabac Rouge
  53. Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Ylang Ylang EDT - Has Anyone Else Heard of This?

    So they do! Thanks Hednic! Any impressions?
  54. Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Ylang Ylang EDT - Has Anyone Else Heard of This?

    This is supposed to be coming back into production through the Vintage Collection. First in Fragrance expects it to arrive by the 20th of January! Anyone else have experience with it. I read...
  55. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    Hmmm, crumbly dashes my hopes a bit. In my dry climate, it can only get worse I'm afraid.

    I do have this new question, was talcum powder a predecessor to deodorant?

    And is it pretty common in...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I'm trying the two Halstons today. I am sorry to say that the current version is synthetic dreck on me. I suppose I can see a similar relationship to the vintage, but it's very faint. I'm not sure...
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    Re: What does 'salty' smell like

    I have always been able to smell salt, for example,,when gargling salt, there is a distinct odor. I recently started noticing that this does exist in some perfumes, frequently those containing...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    I have not properly explored Sandalwood, but I think from those I've experienced, the most memorable would have to be AbdesSalaam Zafferano which is a gorgeous saffron and sandalwood combo.mit has...
  59. Re: Where are you from & why do you dislike certain notes?

    I

    I want to know about this! What do you mean???

    I can't think of a scent that has a cultural implication exactly, though people in the US do have an obsession with clean, so I suppose they...
  60. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    Thanks, I will check it out!
  61. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    Is alum what the Crystal products are made of?
  62. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    We are in the same neck of the woods! Er....desert! I'm in Tucson area and you'd think with as dry as it is here, I'd never sweat. Alas, tis not the case. I have a very healthy sweat gland. I drink...
  63. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    Reviving this thread to ask you non-deo wearers how you deal with wet pits and the resultant look of on your shirt? I've actually dropped a lot of deo use myself, though I did use Crystal for a...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Here are today's test results

    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea -- Grapefruit? Grapefruit in Sprite perhaps. This is fizzy and citrusy but my first thought was definitely grapefruit rather than lime or...
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    Re: Ortigia Silicia -- Tell Me Something

    Thanks Scarce, I will hope that one of those two will join the discussion!
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    Re: Ortigia Silicia -- Tell Me Something

    I suppose no one has any knowledge of these. Perhaps I'll have to take the aforementioned plunge and find out and report back!
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    Ortigia Silicia -- Tell Me Something

    I've been reading up everything I can find about this Italian house and I am very intrigued. Has anyone here had much experience?

    I started by reading about Ambra Nera which is on my current test...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I'm sure it's no ones fault Cacio, these little bottles are unpredictable!
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Lol, the box has arrived and indeed, it emanates a scent, though I fear it is not only the Truth or Dare as a few others seem to be leaking, albeit, not gone, just enough to be damp.

    Today, I'm...
  70. Re: Sample Pass-Coty La Rose Jacqueminot, Styx & Paris

    What wonderful observations! I see what you mean as to the violet. I confess I need to spend more time with this one my self to get to know it's nuances. I do find the vintage Coty's are...
  71. Enjoyable Read

    I very much enjoyed reading this and appreciated the interesting comparisons and 'if you like this, then try this' options. However, I think I wouldn't suggest these to a beginner for the same...
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    Re: Is there any problem in buying "Testers"?

    I buy testers all the time with no fakes ever. They do often come in a different box but each company does it differently. I can't say whether their couldn't be fakes, but I haven't had a problem. ...
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    Re: How to do a 'Clean' test from a vial

    Thank you both for your contributions!

    Incidentally, I agree that the number of skin cells introduced would be negligible, but in an instance where the request was made, I wanted to honor it.
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    Poll: Re: Best Amber Based Fragrance Ever

    After having been testing Ambers exclusively for the last several months, I have finally concluded that my absolute favorite is one that isn't even on your list. It is very much a unisex fragrance...
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    How to do a 'Clean' test from a vial

    Dear wise fragrance friends, I know that somewhere I read a method by which one might test a fragrance from a vial on one's skin without ever introducing skin cells back into the vial. Can someone...
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    Re: Arquiste Anima Dulcis

    I totally agree that my perceptions of things over time have changed dramatically as I've grown in my experience of fragrance. Some I loved early on I don't really like at all now, or at least have...
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    Re: Arquiste Anima Dulcis

    I can't say I've had a chili pepper burn, in fact, I barely notice the chili pepper unless I'm really focused on it.
  78. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Has anyone used the Ambergris tincture and can you comment on it? How have you used it, what was the effect, etc?


    ETA: I've found that I did have a small sample vial of Venezia Giardini Segreti...
  79. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I'm adding my list of possibilities in the hopes of keeping track of myself.

    Aalacho 1 & 2
    Bazaar
    Caffe Milano
    Chilum
    Hay Tincture
    Hindu Kush
    Holy Water
    IL Giglio di Firenze
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    Re: Arquiste Anima Dulcis

    For me, this is the smell of a Pacific Northwest forest. I'm not sure why, but it's spicy and sweet with some wood and floral thrown in. It's beautiful and one I dearly love.
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    Re: Bitterness In Fragrances

    Oakmoss reads as bitter to my nose. And Galbanum. These actually are what often turn me off.
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    Re: Delicious fragrances

    Jeux de Peau
    Givenchy Organza Indecence, the current one
    L'Erbolario Dolcilicir
    Voluspa Macaron
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    This is gorgeous, you'll love it!

    Yesterday, during their sale, I purchased this coffret of 30ml bottles. It was a steal at 30% off and I've wanted the Hiver forever. Thought if I don't like the...
  84. Re: I need help identifying a perfume I got from my friend.

    And I believe that bottle style is the oldest version, if there were reformulations, which I don't know.
  85. Re: Aside from the vintage Guerlains I've bought from this pharmacy, should I snap up any of the oth

    I'd snap up the Guerlains and the Givenchy Organza.
  86. Re: I need help identifying a perfume I got from my friend.

    Yes, it's Avon Mesmerize
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Sent off my addy to dear Cacio. I'm looking forward to putting my nose on these.

    I do find that with most of the modern, less expensive fragrances, I have to wait until the thing has dried down...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    This is a gorgeous green type of amber. Very different from anything else I have seen. Highly recommended though, it's addicting.
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Yes, I think it has much in common with Terracotta, which I also own. I prefer Terracotta, it's a bit smoother but I find EdV to have greater longevity. To my nosr, the scent is almost the same but...
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    Re: When Guerlain meets Graffiti

    NO!!! Just NO!
  91. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    OH dear no, I don't intend to avoid Sandalwood at all. Wood in general I enjoy, though not so much a LOT of Agar Wood (Aoud)

    Thanks very much for the suggestions!
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    Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    My first vote is also for SSS Fireside Intense, but I'd also suggest a look at Profumum Roma Ambra Aura which has an extremely smokey note, so smokey amber.
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    Re: Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    SeaRoses!!!! It's been an age since I last 'saw' you. What a pleasure! See me waving excitedly!!!!

    I got some insight as to packaging on the Ambre Sultan and found a very reasonably priced...
  94. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I've been eyeing this house for quite a while now and may be close to my first purchase, in the New Year. The Iris de Firenze is one I'd like to add to my list but otherwise I'd love some...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    Wondering what the original poster went with.

    I have to add that I've now gained possession of a bottle of MPEG Ambre D'Ore and I love it, but a LOT Of people feel it is a bit barnyard, and I...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I agree, we ARE doing a pass during the busiest time of year. So it follows that it'll take a bit longer than is typical.
  97. Re: Sample Pass-Coty La Rose Jacqueminot, Styx & Paris

    I have to agree as to the powder, but that is what I love most about the vintage Coty aesthetic. I wouldn't have guessed my love for powder when I began all this sniffing business, but now, I am...
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    Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    I'm looking to get some but I've heard the dreaded rumor of reformulation and weak performance. Can anyone comment as to a recent purchase and whether it's become weaker?
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Hey, wanted to pop in to say that I will be leaving the country from Dec 24th to Jan 3rd, so in the event that our dear Cacio finishes with the set quickly, you may want to put Frou Frou ahead of me...
  100. Re: LIU Geurlain EDT formulation edits- found a 2005 and am curious about your thoughts

    I have the most recent formulation from the Bee Bottle and I feel it is very similar to No 5 but I would say it wears lighter and fades more quickly. It seems to me to be lacking the depth and...
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