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    Nice article, but one editorial comment: a...

    Nice article, but one editorial comment: a 'spendthrift' is a wasteful or profligate person. I think you mean to say "Grasseois are thrifty" or some such.
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    Nice article, but one editorial comment: a...

    Nice article, but one editorial comment: a 'spendthrift' is a wasteful or profligate person. I think you mean to say "Grasseois are thrifty" or some such.
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    Re: Declaration vs. Terre D'hermes

    I had Declaration before trying TdH, which has possibly coloured my opinion, but I prefer the Cartier. TdH just seems to me to be a less interesting take on more or less the same theme.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    Which shop...?

    FWIW, I would say the MPG Baïme is particularly nice.

    Sunday I visited L'Occitane for some Cade shaving cream and also picked up a bottle of L'Occitan. It's a bit strange, but I...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - June 2011

    Bulgari Black and Azzaro Acteur. Both blind buys, but they are hard to find here, and discounted -- and I've been wanting to try them.
  6. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: pure malt!

    I mentioned this in the "I bought" thread already, but for anyone in the area and interested... I was as the Sephora on the Champs-Élysées weekend before last and they had about a dozen bottles of...
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    Re: Tonka/Coumarin Accord

    A bit out there, but you might give Annayaké Pour Lui a sniff.
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    Re: New CARON for man - YUZU MAN

    Smelled this in Paris over the weekend, and Sephora has it.

    There is a very nice Yuzu note that I like, but hovering in the background is something else, that to my nose is very reminiscent of...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2011

    A weekend in Paris resulted in
    - Derby by Guerlain
    - Iris Bleu Gris by MPG
    - Baime by MPG
    Yes, I like some odd things.

    Also sampled new Yuzu from Caron. A nice yuzu note, but there is...
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    Re: Mint, Mint, Mint...

    I'm not that big on mint myself, but now and again I turn to Centaure or Live Jazz.
  11. Re: What is your single most treasured fragrance you own?

    I don't think I'd run into a burning building for any fragrance, but the most treasured might be my vintage Calvin. It was a gift in 1988, and when my relationship ended I put it away, in its bag, in...
  12. Thread: Yatagan vs Quorum

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    Poll: Re: Yatagan vs Quorum

    I like them both, and find them not at all similar, but would give the nod to Yatagan because of its uniqueness.
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    Re: Axe Excite - Even Angels Will Fall

    FWIW, it is 'Axe' originally and in most of the world; it is 'Lynx' in the UK, Oz and NZ, supposedly because of some trademark issue.
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    It doesn't even sound interesting.
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    Re: What determines which fragrance you wear?

    Mood, mostly, followed by occasion and company. Season has at most a tiny influence, and clothes and time of day have none at all.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2011

    Squeezing into March. Last Saturday, while in London, stopped at the Covent Garden L'Artisan Parfumeur and picked up Navegar and Dzongkha.
  17. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    For anyone in the area, Douglas Netherlands appears to be clearing out their stock of Zino Davidoff. Last night at the shop in the Haarlemmerstraat in Leiden in a "50% off" bin there were some dozen...
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    At the top of my list are TL Pour Lui, by Ted Lapidus, and Silver Scent by Jacques Bogart.

    I'm pretty sure it's just me, but there is something in both of these that is like a sharp spike driven...
  19. Re: Why do I feel like I'm still looking for that one, elusive fragrance?

    There was a time, a few years ago, when I thought that I was looking for that one special fragrance; now I am pretty sure that it's not possible. Some days I feel like wearing Marc Jacobs Fig; other...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    And partly from my birthday discount from ALZD, today received 7 de Leowe and Lonestar Memories, along with about a dozen other samples.
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    Re: What was the last STUPID purchase you have made ?

    'Ted' can't be nearly as bad as 'TL pour Lui'. That stuff is painful.

    And just out is "I Love Just Cavalli Him". Another generic 'fresh' fragrance. Ok, it's slightly herbal instead of aquatic, but...
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    Re: What was the last STUPID purchase you have made ?

    TL pour Lui by Ted Lapidus.

    A blind buy (and pretty cheap). Some reviews say it is like Bogart pour homme (which I like), but I find nothing similar. For me it is a horrible pina-colada-y...
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    Re: Top 10 Designer List

    Not in any particular order:

    Cartier Declaration
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Coriolan
    Leowe Esencia
    Leowe 7
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Davidoff Zino
    Bogart Pour Homme
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    Re: Bois 1920 Come La Luna & Vento Di Fiori

    Some updates and additions. To my understanding the Come la Luna and Vento di Fiori are unisex. The new Kimono Rose, La Vaniglia, and Notturno Fiorentino are feminine, and also (sold as) EdP (instead...
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    Re: SOTD January Sunday 30th

    Left: Encre Noire by Lalique; right: Route du Vetiver by MPG.

    I've a sample of RdV, and found it truly outstanding, as some of the reviews note, but also thought it very similar to EN, so I...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: January 2011

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EdP.
    Givenchy Gentleman.
    Givenchy Xeryus.
    Etro Messe de Minuit.
  27. Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Marc Jacobs Fig...?
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    Re: No-sweet Serge Lutens

    As someone who finds the SL house note overly sweet, I would note that I have tried Cedre, Chêne, and Borneo 1834 -- and was dissatisfied with them all. I enjoy their openings, but find them too...
  29. Thread: 7 Loewe

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    Re: 7 Loewe

    There are already several reviews of this.

    I have a sample (from AusLiebeZumDuft) and will probably buy a full bottle. Oddly, sprayed on paper I smelled nothing at all. But on skin, there was an...
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    Re: Anything that smells like a pure rose garden?

    I'll put in a vote for Asprosa by Sigilli. It has some lemon/citrus notes, but to me it has the scent of a slightly lemony rose bloom.
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    Re: Issey Miyake - Noir Absolu

    Douglas has this as of a few weeks ago, and I quite like it. It is very definitely a relation of the original, but to my nose, something of a darker, woodier, more intense L'Eau d'Issey. It also has...
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    Poll: Re: Have you past the 100 bottle mark yet ?

    I'm in the 'not yet, but probably eventually' category. I am now at about 60 bottles, and find that my purchases are slowing down, some. It's not that I'm opposed to buying more, but that things...
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    Re: Bogart pour Homme 2004: Your Final Verdict

    More or less in line with the other comments, I think...

    1. I don't find BPH to be 'gourmandy'; slightly boozy, perhaps.
    2."it kind of surrounds you like a warm glow" seems about right.
    3. I...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 17th November, 2010

    Eau d’Épices by Andy Tauer.

    I keep thinking that I should like this, but there is something here that gets in the way. I think it is the orange, as I tend to have a very strong dislike for sweet...
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    Re: SotD : Tuesday, November, 16th, 2010

    New York by Parfums de Nicolaï.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, November 15, 2010

    While on holiday last week, I wore:
    Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's.
    Insense Extreme by Andy Tauer.
    Une Rose Chypree by Andy Tauer.
    Secret Melange by MPG.
    Nicolai pour Homee by Patricia de Nicolai....
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, November 4, 2010

    SotE: Tyrsenoi by Sigilli.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, November 4, 2010

    Bois de Turquie by MPG.
    This is coming over sweet rather than dry on me. There is a bit of fruity sweetness at the opening (which I don't much like, as I don't like fruity sweetness in general), but...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Grain de Plaisir by MPG.
    Certainly different, and I like the blast of lemon peel at the opening, but I'm still unsure about how well the celery and lavender work together in the middle.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday November 2, 2010

    Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire.

    Quite liking this. The florals seem to balance the leather, without overpowering it, while the amber adds a richness without becoming too sweet (at least so far --...
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 1 November 2010

    [Saturday SoD: Mandragore by Annick Goutal. EdT.]
    [Sunday SotD: Asprosa by Sigilli.]

    Costume National Homme by Costume National.
    This is one boozy, tobacco-y, spicy monster. A bit like Isotta...
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    Re: SotD, Friday, October 29, 2010.

    Esencia Loewe by Loewe.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 28 October 2010

    Coriolan by Guerlain.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

    L'Air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer.
  45. Thread: SOTD Tuesday 26th

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th

    SotE: Piccolo Amor by Cerchi nell' Acqua.
    Notes: patchouli, vanilla, musk.
    Has the 'feel', if not exactly the same notes, as Habanita. Very rich, rather sweet, and with a touch of dirtiness from...
  46. Thread: SOTD Tuesday 26th

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th

    Yatagan by Caron.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25 October 2010

    Lonestar Memories by Andy Tauer. [sample]
    It may be a little bit much, but I like it.
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    Re: Blu Mediterraneo Standouts?

    I own the Cipresso and Mirto, so two more votes there.
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 24 October 2010

    I received a sample, so I'm trying.

    Champion by Davidoff.

    Not a bad scent, really. There seems to be tiny bit of sweetness hovering immediately upon application, but it disappears almost...
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 23 October 2010

    Eau d'Italie by Eau d'Italie.
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    Re: SOTD ~ Friday, October 22, 2010

    SotE: L'eau d'Issey pour homme Noir Absolu.
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    Re: SOTD ~ Friday, October 22, 2010

    7 de Loewe [sample].

    This was a bit odd. On paper, it smelled like nothing at all.On skin, I get an immediate blast of what seems like Juniper, but could be the cedar, pepper, and incense. Over...
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    Re: Today I bought - October

    Kenzo EdT pour Homme limited edition.
    L'eau d'Issey pour homme Noir Absolu.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday October 21, 2010

    SotE: Kenzo EdT pour Homme limited edition.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday October 21, 2010

    Yesterday's SotE: Empress of India by Essentially Me.
    Today's SotD: Eau d'Epices by Andy Tauer [sample].
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Garrigue by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier [sample].
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, October 19 2010

    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart.
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    Re: Today I bought - October

    Domenico Caraceni 1913, along with a large collection of samples, from Aus Liebe Zum Duft.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October , 2010.

    SotE: Domenico Caraceni 1913.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October , 2010.

    Classic 1920 by Bois 1920.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 16th October 2010

    Blue skies and sun in Leiden this morning, so possibly the last day this year for Tuscan Soul by Salvatore Ferragamo.
  62. Re: So what stores carry the weird, original, niche, over the top stuff?

    You might also check out the 'shopping guides' section of the forum: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/44-USA.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 15, 2010.

    Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi.
  64. Re: the old good times: what did you wear when you was at high school?

    British Sterling, English Leather, Canoe, Tabac Original, Jovan Ginseng for Men.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Chanel Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday October, 13 2010.

    Ambr'erò by Cerchi nell' Acqua.

    Notes (from the writeup): amber, citrus, animalic, floral, oriental.

    At the opening, I get a spicy citrus note, followed shortly thereafter by florals. Then it...
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    Re: Serge Lutens revisited

    In my case, I -like- some of the "smouldering, burnt smells". There are aspects of Lutens fragrances that I like, and they are certainly well-made, so I would -like- to like them... but there is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday October, 12 2010.

    Heritage by Guerlain.
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    Re: Serge Lutens revisited

    Different skin chemistries, I guess.
    A lot of things seem to go too sweet on me. I like my HdP 1740, but if I go a bit too heavy, my girlfriend says the drydown smells like maple syrup.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday October 11, 2010

    SotE: Santal Noble by MPG.
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    Re: Serge Lutens revisited

    I tried Chene after reading some good things about it. I thought that there was indeed some really nice oak there. Unfortunately, lurking right behind that was the standard SL fruitcake.
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    Re: Serge Lutens revisited

    I would just suggest that one needn't like SL. I don't particularly. As Kevin Guyer says above, "The offerings from this house are of a rather narrow aesthetic and certainly not for everyone." After...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday October 11, 2010

    Force Majeure by Jacques Bogart.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 10th October, 2010

    Waves by Cerchi nell' Acqua.

    Notes: bergamot, opopanax, jasmine, iris, lavender.

    According to the makers, Cerchi nell' Aqua perfumes don't follow the standard 'scent pyramid', but there is...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday October 7th, 2010

    White Out by Cerchi nell' Acqua.

    Notes: white vanilla, green, wood, fruit and flowers, amber.
    According to the maker, "Not a scent pyramid, but circles in the water (cerchi nell' Acqua) are the...
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    Not quite 'today', but over the last days received:

    Asprosa by Sigilli, along with a bunch of samples from Sigilli, Piazzetta di Portofino, and Cerchi nell' Acqua.
    Then Empress of India by...
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday, September 23, 2010

    Good Life by Davidoff.
  78. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    My collection is not that unique, but there may be a few rare things:

    Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 by Isotta Fraschini.
    Asprosa by Sigilli.
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Cristaux d'Agrumes by...
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    Yesterday's SotE: Empress of India by Essentially Me.

    Top: orris, rose otto, neroli, green mandarin, bergamot, coriander
    Middle: rose absolute, jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose
    Base: opoponax,...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 21 September 2010

    Allure Homme Sport by Chanel.

    (From a sample.)
    There is an odd 'sour' note running through this (top and middle, at least) that I don't much like. Not an interesting 'acidic' note, really, but a...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20 September 2010

    How strange.
    L'Homme Sage by Divine, +1.
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    [Last week, actually]
    Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea by Acqua di Parma
    Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday September 19, 2010

    Agua de Loewe.
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    Re: SAMPLES OF THE DAY: September 2010

    Wandered down to Douglas recently and tried a few new things.

    D&G the One Gentleman is, it turns out, what they were passing out samples of last week at Bijenkorf. It didn't make enough of an...
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    Re: Another Rose Thread...

    I'm no expert on rose scents (or any scents, for that matter), but you might consider Asprosa by Sigilli. It's pretty much rose and citrus, and I get rose all the way through. You can find it at...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday September 17, 2010

    SotE: Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday September 17, 2010

    Pour Un Homme de Caron.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday September 16, 2010

    Athunis by Sigilli.

    Top: cedar
    Middle: Java vetiver
    Base: Java vetiver, musk

    This seems to me very similar to Encre Noire, which makes sense, given the similar vetiver, wood, musk notes.
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    Re: SOTD: Wed, Sep 15th, 2010

    Declaration by Cartier.
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    Re: Scent of Oger by Creed

    Oger shops in Amsterdam, den Haag, and Rotterdam, according to the web site.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday September 14, 2010

    Tyrsenoi by Sigilli.

    Top: ozonics
    Middle: Spanish broom, poppy, tobacco
    Base: spices, musk
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    Re: SOTD: Monday September 13, 2010

    SotE: Zino Davidoff.
  93. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: Won't ever buy from Fragrancenet, Beauty Encounter or online shops ever again.

    Doesn't Chanel (at least) have some rules for their authorized dealers about conditions of sale, and so on? If so, then filing off the serial numbers is a way for Fragrancenet (or whoever is selling...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday September 13, 2010

    Jubilation XXV by Amouage.

    I got a weird blast of fruit (pineapple?) at the opening that scared me a bit (I hate 'juicy fruit' scents), but it disappears almost immediately into the incense notes...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday September 12, 2010

    Live Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday September 11, 2010

    Claudiae by Sigilli.

    Top: green notes, tomato leaf, poppy
    Middle: rose, ferula
    Base: patchouli, musk

    First in Fragrance seems to be selling this as a women's fragrance, but it doesn't seem...
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    Re: ... Worst of 2010 ...

    Reminiscent of something from Avon c. 1970.
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    Re: Are Amouage scents worth it?

    There is a little sort of 'pipette' thing in the stopper that you can use to apply. It works, but an atomiser would be nicer.
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    Re: ... Worst of 2010 ...

    I think that there should be a distinction made between 'worst' and 'most disappointing'.

    Bleu de Chanel might be disappointing to some expectations, but it is a nice enough scent. And the Big...
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    Re: Are Amouage scents worth it?

    I bought the 'man' set (at the airport), and it is nice to have generous samples of six fragrances. One downside is that the little bottles (though nice in that they are miniatures of the full-size...
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