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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Agreed. it translates quite literally which often times makes little to no sense.
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    Re: Anyone else love Bal D’Afrique Byredo?

    same
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    Re: Do You Feel Like You're Cheating?

    not at all
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Sartorial by Penhaligon's
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    Re: Bugs Don’t Like My SOTD

    hmmmm i think i had some fly balls hit my way but i caught them all (im a great center fielder, lol)
  6. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    ive never understood how some of these threads that are years old get resurrected when there are many on the same exact topic that arent as old, but whatever, its arisen to ill play, with the same...
  7. Thread: Vanilla

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    Re: Vanilla

    I think in most cases that is what is used, its called vanillin. i suppose there are some that use natural vanilla though.
  8. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    bottles are up on a shelf in no particular way, samples are in a drawer just thrown in there.
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    i dont get very good performance with it either, a shame because i quite like it
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    im definitely more hippy than hipster, but wouldnt really classify myself as either. but no kidding, i sweat more when i wear antiperspirant. like 2-3 times as much.
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    Re: Stand up to humidity

    Ive found the amouage attars hold up quite well in the humidity.
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    Re: Bugs Don’t Like My SOTD

    I always thought that Black Aoud by Montale smelled like bug spray so i tried it one time in place of it for a softball game. It didnt work. Maybe ill try something with cloves or patchouli.
  13. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Rose TRO by Amouage
  14. Re: Help Me Find... (Looking For Recommendations)

    this is what i was going to say
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    Re: Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    Ive only tried a couple, they were super cheap from oil perfumery so i figured why not just to see whats out there. The two i got were the tuscan leather clone and the aventus clone. The aventus one...
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    Re: Latest Atelier Cologne - Rose Smoke!

    agreed
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    agreed
  18. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    having worked in retail before where i had to go clean the bathrooms at times or at least check and see if they needed cleaning, you wouldnt believe the dumb stuff people put in toilets. its like 50%...
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    Re: London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    beat me to it
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    Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    i think in those cases they are blending a bunch of notes to give the imitation of oud. hence the smoothness. no expert but it definitely doesnt smell like authentic oud to me.
  21. Re: Fragrances with a dominant 'dried fruits' note

    this is what i was going to say as well. tobacco, vanilla, and apricots mix to give it a feeling exactly as you describe.
  22. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    i have never been that into iris fragrances. not that i dont like them, just havent given them a lot of attention. this spring when digging in my garden i accidentally chopped one one my iris...
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    Re: Please help about this scent :(

    does ebay ship to your country? Its like $17 USD on there...
  24. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    spray it only on your clothes and see if you experience the same thing. might just be your nose.
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    Alexandria II, from the 8 or so that i have tried.
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    Re: MFK next (freshy) purchase

    Another one that is pretty unique from him and honestly more fresh than you would think, is Oud. It is also pretty sweet though.
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    Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    ive never had a problem asking people what theyre wearing. seems like more often than not they are more than happy that someone noticed.
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    Lol Keanu Reeves is awesome
  29. Thread: Booze

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    Re: Booze

    Cooper Square by bond no. 9 is SUPER boozy. top notes listed include cognac and juniper berries (gin). It actually is quite nice but very strong and very very boozy. Not for everyone.
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    Re: Best Sleep-Inducing Fragrances For Bedtime?

    Yes as in absolutely nonsensical. I dont know how else to describe it, when we diffuse lavender essential oils, 90% of the time i wake up in the morning vividly remembering my dreams and thinking...
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Most likely in order of how much use it will get:

    Dunhill Icon
    AdP Colonia Intensa
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street
    D&G The One

    Of course i will still keep using my others but...
  32. Thread: fruty exotic

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    Re: fruty exotic

    Xerjoff Cruz Del Sur II
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    Re: Best Sleep-Inducing Fragrances For Bedtime?

    diffuse lavender essential oil - it will help. beware though, it might give you kind of messed up dreams.
  34. Re: Does anyone have any experience with bespoke fragrances?

    You dont need to worry about quality of ingredients with AbdesSalaam, they are top notch.
  35. Thread: Real oud

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    Re: Real oud

    the amouage attars that have oud in them use real oud. harder to get now though, unfortunately.
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    agree with this one, Oud from him is also lasts just about as long. Also, basically any of the Amouage attars ive tried have been well over a day, especially when put on clothes.
  37. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    Oud and BR540 are my favorites. Like both the extraits and parfums but for whatever reason seem to give the edge to the parfums.
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    Intensa is my favorite but of the 2 mentioned i much prefer assoluta.
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    Re: Oakmoss essential oil

    oak moss absolute is easy to find and smells wonderful. give it a go!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Most Complex Amouage Fragrance For Men

    this is what my "other" vote was for as well
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    i really like jardin d'amalfi
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    I had a sample of the BR540 extrait and sprayed it on the brim of my hat last thursday. Wore it to a bonfire friday night then didnt wear the hat again until yesterday. Put it on and could instantly...
  43. Re: What do you guys think of PULP from BYREDO?

    love it, one of my favorites from byredo
  44. Re: Recommendations for HOT weather frags? Non-typical citrus..

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud is kind of a cool one - citrus but with oud in it as well.
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    I think (from what i remember) that his goal was to create a 100% synthetic scent, but did end up adding just a little bit of natural citrus of some kind?
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Nice! Thanks hednic!
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    Re: Worst Bottle Design?

    i suppose, to teenage girls, it maybe looks "cool"? dunno....
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man - Amouage

    there seems to be a theme....
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    ive bought some from discounters from other brands, but i agree with you on the shipping from his website its super fast.
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    Re: Refillable Bvlgari .05 travel spray

    is it one where you are supposed to purchase the refills that go into the travel case?
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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    anyone know why all the MFK scents are MORE expensive from the discounters than they are from MFK's website? Like, some of them arent even close. BR540 edp is around $218 USD from his website and the...
  52. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    Its wonderful, as long as you are into sweet scents.

    Im looking forward to Elie Saab Oud, i love MFK's Oud so hoping it is similar.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    Parle Moi Milky Musk
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    I think interlude by amouage or older tuscan leather probably take the win for me. BR540 is beastly too. Spray any of those on clothes and smell the shirt a week later (if i havent washed it) and its...
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    I got it to work on my phone, hilarious. the two sprays and then walks through - that would be the only way i could safely pull it off at the office. If i sprayed it on like it did initially i think...
  56. Re: You are being forced to cut down to five scents / five occasions

    1) Gucci Pour Homme II
    2) Atelier Rose Anonyme
    3) Creed Aventus
    4) Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    5) Amouage Asrar attar
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    Re: Worst Bottle Design?

    102881
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    For some reason the video wont work for me
  59. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    probably any of the rose/oud combos for me
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    we go from 100 degree summers to -30 winters so thats a tough one....probably would just go with a pure sandalwood oil honestly....
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    Reflection is much safer than Interlude, but i think its kind of a love it or hate it scent. I would probably still try before you buy.
  62. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Kilian Straight to Heaven

    tuscan leather for me
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    Im gonna say no to safe blind buy. Its a beast of a scent, although i do love it. If i were to wear it to the office i think i would probably spray one spray out in front of me and walk through it,...
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    Re: best bergamot scent

    Wow really? I am one who normally gets bad performance on my skin and i feel like it lasts longer than that for me. Definitely not a big time performer though, compared to other options.
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Summer?

    my personal favorites for summer are some acqua di parmas. Intensa and Essenza are my 2 favorites from them. Dunhill Icon wears nice in the summer, too. As far as "best" goes, well thats kind of up...
  66. Re: Woodsy wood scent - a bit deep, a bit dark, a bit dry, and definitely masculine. Any suggestions

    Amouage Honour Man is like a pencil shavings wood smell, if thats your thing.

    If you like sandalwood i highly suggest trying out some oils from Royal Bengal Ouds or Rising Phoenix on etsy....
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    Re: best bergamot scent

    Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot is nice and cheaper than those, but is a bit different than Nio or Bergamote 22 because of the oud. it is quite nice though.
  68. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Elie Saab Oud and Vetiver
  69. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    hmm, most beautiful....most of mine are attars if were talking that scents invoke beauty in my mind....in no particular order:
    1) Amouage Dia Man
    2) Amouage Homage
    3) Amouage Asrar
    4) Sultan...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    Synthetic aroma chemicals are surely known for causing olfactory fatigue or "noseblind" and im sure A&F fragrances are full of them, so that would be my guess.
  71. Re: What to wear to as a wedding guest in the summer?

    This is what i would reach for as well.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Ive tried 2 of his Iris-based attars, Irisoir and Sohan D'Iris, while they are both beautiful and of course very, very well made they are both too feminine for me personally. I gave the rest of the...
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    This is my favorite rose
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    Re: Elie Saab Oud thoughts?

    i blind bought, will be here next week so we'll see. i have MFK Oud, Oud extrait, Oud Satin Mood, and Oud Silk Mood Extrait, so i can compare a bit.
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    Re: Fragrance bottle refill?

    how do diabetics get their insulin? need a special card or something?
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    Re: Is Fierce Intense by A&F worth the money?

    I wasnt a fan of it when i tried it, never equated it to fierce in my mind, although maybe that is why i wasnt much of a fan?
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    Re: Is Fierce Intense by A&F worth the money?

    I actually still have some of the original. Probably bought it when i was 16 (28 now). As a teenager it was a very mass appealing scent and around here if you asked any girl what they liked, they...
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    Re: Has IFRA banned using natural Oud in perfume?

    +2 - this one to me smells like natural oud diluted down with alcohol and not a whole lot else.
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    Re: Tips for posting sales on ebay?

    This might just be the best explanation ive ever read, regarding Ebay.
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    Re: Fragrance bottle refill?

    ive never tried but to my knowledge the safest (least likely to spill), although also the most painstaking way, would be to use a syringe and needle and slowly refill the empty creed bottle through...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Another one that is great and cheap for 1 ml is Encens Chypre. There is maybe just a touch of funk there but nothing like a hardcore oud, dries down to a beautiful light incense too. Its one of my...
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    Re: Tips for posting sales on ebay?

    keep your receipts with tracking info from the post office too. ive had people try to claim the package didnt show up multiple times (i have no idea whether it did or didnt, couldve been stolen for...
  83. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    i definitely perceive some fragrances as more formal and some as more casual, although i couldnt tell you what the differences are. I think when i am at home or doing something recreational i...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    really? Only on clothes? Where do you normally apply on the clothes? Ive never thought about trying that with attars, probably would stain lighter colored clothes, wouldnt they?
  85. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    oud oils - ive tried a bunch and i just cant make them work for me.

    also a lot of the classical styles that some people call "old" or "mature". Im 28 and i do like the smell of them but i just...
  86. Re: Montblanc EXPLORER. Finally a designer’s clone of Aventus

    i tried it in macys the other day, i get the aventus vibe a bit but definitely wouldnt call it a clone. wasnt super impressed honestly, would probably buy at a discount but not at full price.
  87. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    Endymion but i wish it was stronger...it disappears on my skin after about an hour :(
  88. Re: Scents that are surprisingly difficult to find

    Perfumed Court has this one
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    Re: Holy grail scent

    old thread but okay, hmmm by kilian black phantom?
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    Re: New niche fragrance brand

    done
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    Re: Amazing Perfumed Shower Gels and Soaps ?

    the amouage shower gels smell pretty strong. they are kind of a weird consistency compared to other shower gels though, dunno if that matters.
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    Re: Spraying paper and mailing them?

    tauer sends some on paper/cardboard and they always smell fairly strong when ive received them
  93. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    just a suggestion, and maybe this doesnt interest you but figure ill throw it out there - if you take a neroli fragrance and add neroli essential oil to it, it willl GREATLY increase its lasting...
  94. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    i guess i dont know the specifics of why it is done, but take nosing scotch/tequila/wine/whatever alcohol for example- you are supposed to put your nose almost into the actually liquid to nose it.
  95. Thread: Luckyscent?

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    Re: Luckyscent?

    their site works for me...
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    Re: Apart from Basenotes....

    fragrantica, although i am not a member. they get new releases up much quicker than BN though.
  97. Re: ~! Australian Sandalwood vs. Mysore Sandalwood !~

    If you are interested in sandalwoods there are two reputable sellers on etsy that have some AMAZING sandalwoods. Royal Bengal Ouds and Rising Phoenix both have a few to choose from and you can...
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    Yeah, agreed on this one.

    Bat by Zoologist to me just smells like a freaking bat's cave, not really mysterious, just a cave lol. I actually enjoy it but cant wear it...
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    Re: Fake or genuine Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille?

    better photos would help but im with the crowd, first glance looks alright. how does it smell?
  100. Re: Cost for a house to create 100ml of fragrance

    does that price include the costs of designing and formulating it? Thats gotta be a fairly expensive part i would think....once they have it finalized just simply creating the juice shouldnt cost...
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