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    Re: Dark Rose blind buy

    Sure, it's worth sampling, but its longevity and projection are very low on my skin. I like C&S 88 much more. This goes and on and vanishes too quickly.
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    Re: Amouage's Opus VI set for a March release?

    It didn't seem sweet to me at all. Definitely unisex.
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    Re: Amouage's Opus VI set for a March release?

    It reminded me of Epic Man at times. But, I really was interested in what I perceived as the leather and wood in it. I hope my nose is not totally off.

    It lasted a long time, and the sillage was...
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    Re: Amouage's Opus VI set for a March release?

    I had my pre-testing of Opus VI yesterday afternoon, but I will have to go back and try it again on Monday when I can meet with a very well-informed SA. Yesterday, the person who brought out the...
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    Re: Amouage's Opus VI set for a March release?

    The vintage crystal bottle. It has much stronger juice than the current bottle.
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    Re: Amouage's Opus VI set for a March release?

    Thanks for that clarification, SoS. I have always suspected they used synthetics to some degree all along, but had no idea that they did even from the beginning, when they were basically working out...
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    Re: Amouage's Opus VI set for a March release?

    Hi Cacio,

    You didn't like Opus IV? I agree with you about the others, but I actually enjoy Opus IV (enough to buy a bottle).

    As I may have mentioned before, there is no doubt in my mind that...
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    Re: So are you on the Oud bandwagon ?

    I live in "Oud Central," if you will, because oud is the perfume, oil and note of choice here in the Gulf. I have used the "real" oil (where a drop makes you nauseous it is so strong and costs...
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    Re: Amouage's Opus VI set for a March release?

    I received a call from Amouage this week and they invited me to come to sample it. I will try to go there in the next day or two and report back to all of you on what I think.
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    Re: Should I buy this blind?

    In response to the quote from Oscar Wilde, all I can say is "Amen!"
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    Re: Should I buy this blind?

    LOL. I enjoyed the story more than the thought of buying this perfume, with or without the 5 carat diamond.
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    Re: 2 wearings later and you hate it

    I had the same experience with Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 12 January 2012

    Montale Aoud Damascus in the morning

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir in the evening
  14. Re: Which "male fragrance" has the best longevity and sillage?

    I have Reflection. How much do you use at a time? Two/three sprays? Or more?
  15. Which "male fragrance" has the best longevity and sillage?

    I know it's a wide-open question, but which fragrance do you use that has remarkable longevity and sillage? I'm looking for something that I will sense on myself for at least 12 hours without...
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    Re: Dark Rose blind buy

    I am wearing Dark Rose today. The rose/oud combination, very reminiscent of a toned-down Montale Black Aoud, vanishes quite quickly, whether on my skin or articles of clothing, and what remains is...
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    Re: what is that distinctive GIT/Cool Water note?

    Isn't GIT the perfume that has a gunpower accord?
  18. Re: Frederic Malle "Une Rose" vs. Serge Lutens "Sa Majeste la Rose"???

    I'll have to look at mekhamariya. I remember seeing this blend, or something similar, at Ajmal.

    Thanks for the info on the Diptyque shop in Dubai Mall. I'll probably go at the end of February,...
  19. Re: Frederic Malle "Une Rose" vs. Serge Lutens "Sa Majeste la Rose"???

    I'm detecting a longevity problem with Dark Rose. I used a couple of sprays this morning, not only on skin but on the back of my tie and my undershirt, and it's already basically vanished, and it's...
  20. Re: Frederic Malle "Une Rose" vs. Serge Lutens "Sa Majeste la Rose"???

    I have bottles of both perfumes thanks to my gifts to myself (my family gave me Gucci Sport...go figure!), and wore Une Rose yesterday. I was blown away by the longevity (given that this is my...
  21. Frederic Malle "Une Rose" vs. Serge Lutens "Sa Majeste la Rose"???

    Hi all you rose lovers!

    Which one do you prefer and why?
  22. Histoires de Parfums Petroleum: Has Anyone Tried It?

    Hi all,

    I was at Aedes the other day and was trying a number of fragrances. This one, as well as its companion Rosam, intrigued me, but I was unable to judge them fairly because of olfactory...
  23. Re: Montale Black Aoud -- Why does it vanish on my skin so quickly?

    I too have noticed that it is the rose note that recedes the quickest.
  24. Re: Montale Black Aoud -- Why does it vanish on my skin so quickly?

    So, where do you spray it?
  25. Thread: Next purchase

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    Re: Next purchase

    Amouage Lyric
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    Re: Best Tobacco Scents Out There

    Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille
  27. Re: Montale Black Aoud -- Why does it vanish on my skin so quickly?

    I walked into my mother's apartment the other day and she asked me what I was wearing, and I could still smell it, but it was not strong. She noticed it from the other end of the room. So,...
  28. Montale Black Aoud -- Why does it vanish on my skin so quickly?

    Hi there,

    I have read many of the earlier posts on Montale's Black Aoud, a fragrance I should love simply because it is rose-based and has oud, two scents I love. Because of this, I tried it,...
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    What's Your Favorite Penhaligon's Fragrance?

    I've only tried three -- Quercus, Juniper Sling and Hammam Bouquet -- and I definitely vote for HAMMAM BOUQUET.
  30. Re: What's Your Favorite Scents of the Vanilla Variety?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (especially on a cold day)...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 2, 2012

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
  32. Re: Prices of Perfumes in the Middle east? Question

    That is excellent advice. I second that, with the proviso that if you see something you really want, do not expect that it will be there when you return.

    The problem with the Attar market, as one...
  33. Re: Prices of Perfumes in the Middle east? Question

    In that case, I don't know because it's been years since I've bought from them, and I've never bought them outside of the Gulf.
  34. Re: Prices of Perfumes in the Middle east? Question

    Good evening!

    I lived in Saudi Arabia for some time, and honestly do not recall the prices for perfumes being as advantageous as you are making them out to be. What you should bear in mind is...
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    Four Seasons in Delray Beach, FL

    Has anyone ordered from them before? Good experience?

    Thanks.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 31, 2011

    Domenico Caraceni 1913

    Happy New Year everyone!!
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    Re: Diptyque Eau Rose

    I was just at Aedes yesterday afternoon. How could I have missed this? At least I walked away with Frederic Malle's Une Rose and Lutens' Sa Majeste la Rose... ;)
  38. Re: Everything has been discontinued! (or so it seems)

    I went to the Dior counter at Saks Fifth Avenue and asked if they had Leather Oud. The SA looked at me as if I had come from outer space and said, "What is that? Leather what? There's no such Dior...
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    Re: Amouage Homage: Do any of you layer with it?

    LMAO. I bet you are right, Cacio, and I speak from experience.
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    Re: Amouage Homage: Do any of you layer with it?

    I have an old bottle of Gold here in New York -- the old lead crystal bottle with the gold khanjar-handle top. It is six years old. When I compare that to the Gold in the new bottle, there is a...
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    Re: Amouage Homage: Do any of you layer with it?

    Hi Cacio,

    I wasn't suggesting that one needs to lift Homage; sometimes by layering you add a new dimension to another fragrance.

    Because I am, as you say, at the source, I confess I have...
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    Re: Amouage Homage: Do any of you layer with it?

    LOL. Good point. But it's still great, and a 6 ml bottle lasts a long, long, long time.
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    Re: Amouage Homage: Do any of you layer with it?

    I definitely agree that it's perfect, Bonoanimoes, and I can definitely attest to having tried hundreds of versions of Attar before landing on this one.
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    Amouage Homage: Do any of you layer with it?

    Hi guys!

    When I first tried this Attar at Amouage's flagship store in my adopted hometown of Muscat, the saleswoman told me that I should try layering it with Reflection. To be honest, I was...
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    IQUITOS Alain Delon -- Any Reliable Source?

    Hi guys and Merry Christmas!
    From what I have read about Iquitos, it is a fragrance I should have in my collection. Given that it has been discontinued, is anyone aware of anyplace that still has...
  46. Tom Ford Private Blend: Please Help me Make a Choice!

    Hi all,

    I have been looking for Noir de Noir, but it's not available anywhere here in Oman. I have found one shop that is selling Italian Cypress, Arabian Wood and Tuscan Leather. It would be a...
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    Re: SOTD- Sunday, December 18, 2011

    M. Micallef Aoud
  48. Re: Since Montale was running its own little scam job...

    LOL. It's funny...the main thing in this whole thread that I am dying to know is who this person who likes rent boys is...
  49. Re: Since Montale was running its own little scam job...

    Me too.

    That being said, I find lying in general distasteful. But, as they say, everyone in business does it.
  50. Re: Smell of next days hangover - Micallef Homme Aoud

    I just bought it last night. I will try it tomorrow. Having had some experience in the long distant past ... ahem ... with boozy topnotes, I will let you know...

    I am concerned about longevity...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Amouage Opus IV
  52. Looking for a Rose fragrance with Longevity...

    I have read previous threads on rose fragrances for men, and I have some Czech & Speake No. 88 and Domenico Caraceni on the way.
    One point, though, is longevity (as you can tell from my last post). ...
  53. Amouage Honour, Jubilation XXV, and Memoir -- Any longevity problems?

    Hi there!
    I don't know if it's something about my body chemistry, but I have been using these three fragrances over the past week or so, and after two hours or so, I can barely detect the scent...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV, don't get the hype

    No, a vampire.
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    Re: Jubilation XXV, don't get the hype

    I find, on the other hand, that Jubilation XXV has low longevity. I use sprays on my chest, one on my thigh, and a couple on one arm, and in 3-4 hours it seems to vanish. Maybe I just need to give...
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    Re: Vintage Rose Poivree???

    Well, did you swap for the Rose Poivree? What did you think?
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    Re: Vintage Rose Poivree???

    I agree. The pepper note is quite strong, but the rose in it is like nothing I have ever experienced...and I LOVE rose. The civet note is present, but it accentuates the pepper and the rose. I...
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    Re: Amouage Silver man

    That's my initial review as well. I need to try it again, though...after all, I have a whole bottle to go through (unless I give it to someone for Christmas!!!!).
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    Re: Amouage Silver man

    In addition, I detect no spice at all in this.
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    Re: Amouage Silver man

    I can even appreciate Gold (which I still have in the old lead crystal khanjar-shaped bottle from 6 years back) more. I think my problem is I used too much. I need to dial it back. That being...
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    Re: Amouage Silver man

    I'm going to take a day off (I'll use Amouage Memoir), and then I'll apply one spray to my chest and try that.
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    Re: Amouage Silver man

    I am an American living and working in Oman, and I have been following Amouage since it was a tiny little enterprise run out of what appeared to be someone's garage. Lyric is and has been a...
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