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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Congrats to freewheeling and donna! I’m in Oeillet Bengale today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Congratulations on that treasure Jon! Gorgeous. And congrats to N.Cal on 37k. Hope you are feeling better Inees.

    I am having a summer leather fest in SL Cuir Mauresque.
  3. Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - smell the same in new 100ml Gratte Ciel bottles VS bell jar in recent years

    Thanks, I’m subscribed to the Discounts & Coupons board, I’ll see it. :-)
  4. Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - smell the same in new 100ml Gratte Ciel bottles VS bell jar in recent years

    So where is the cheapest place to buy the 100ml gratte-ciel bottles? I haven’t seen them on Fragrancenet.
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    Re: Leather for Summer

    Cuir Cannage and Cuir Mauresque
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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance

    Another vote for Bogue MEM and Etro Palais Jamais. I will add CdG Artek Standard.
  7. Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - smell the same in new 100ml Gratte Ciel bottles VS bell jar in recent years

    I agree, that price point is ridiculous and totally unwarranted.
  8. Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Isn’t Neiman Marcus also on the brink of bankruptcy? The department store model just doesn’t seem to work well nowadays. I wonder how Nordstroms is faring.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Jon that moth is so big it looks like a bird! I’m wearing Mon Guerlain.
  10. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    I am hoping my HdP 1969 will improve with age because it sucks right now (recent bottle from fragrancebuy).
  11. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    I am doing the same now, but got caught out on these two.
  12. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    Iris Poudre and Le Parfum de Thérèse. Not worth 200€ a bottle any more for sure.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    I’m jealous of your cool temps. You smell great. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    They are all nice in their own way, very different from each other. Cuir Cannage is absolutely huge compared to Cuir Mauresque, which I didn’t expect. I remembered it as being bigger but it is quite...
  15. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    I agree with Jack Hunter. What is especially maddening is when the tester is an older version, so you think it’s okay, but the bottle you buy is not the same. At least in north america you can return...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Doing leather comparisons today. I have on one spritz each of Dior Cuir Cannage, MdO Cuir and SL Cuir Mauresque.
  17. Thread: Mazzolari Lei

    by cazaubon
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    Re: Mazzolari Lei

    Thank you NabiE and Scarce! I’ll have a look around for it.

    As for the Mazzolari line, I only have the softer, feminine ones: Vaniglia, Alessandro and Marine. I will be ordering more samples for...
  18. Thread: Mazzolari Lei

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    Re: Mazzolari Lei

    As an aside to NabiE, have you tried the Reminiscence Patchouli and what did you think of it? They don’t really have distribution in north america but I have seen it in europe.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    TGIF! Wearing Mancera Vanille Exclusive.
  20. Re: Latest Release Manceras - Precious Oud and Royal Vanilla!

    Lucky you. :-) Can you describe it in relation to other Mancera vanillas? I have Vanille Exclusive, Black Vanille, Velvet Vanille and Coco Vanille.
  21. Re: Latest Release Manceras - Precious Oud and Royal Vanilla!

    Fragrantica says Royal Vanilla is a Selfridges exclusive. :-(
  22. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    No exact statistics, but I have a ton of Serge Lutens, Guérlain, L’Artisan, Frédéric Malle, Tauer, and Kilian.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    I would love to try the Atelier Rose Smoke, hopefully someday it will have wider availability than just Harrods.
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal Woman

    Yes, I liked it too. The jasmine is rather indolic to my nose, which gives it more character. The men’s had a nice violet leaf note but was less interesting to me.
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    Re: Top-tier cacao scents

    4160 Tuesdays Over the Chocolate Shop is quite nice, as is Kilian Noir Aphrodisiaque.
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    Cire Trudon Revolution
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Iris Poudre for a rainy day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Happy birthday to socalwoman, congrats on 4k posts and hope your finger heals quicklu HoP!

    I’m on MdO Santal Nabataea.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Hermès Cèdre Sambac
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Claire’s review:

    http://takeonethingoff.com/blog/2019/07/08/papillon-artisan-perfumes-bengale-rouge/
  31. Re: Papillon Artisan Perfumes to launch cat-inspired Bengale Rouge

    Claire’s review:

    http://takeonethingoff.com/blog/2019/07/08/papillon-artisan-perfumes-bengale-rouge/
  32. Re: Recommended Amouage scent for the summer (Humid, Texas weather)

    Beach Hut and Bracken.
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Kilian, Dior, Profumum.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    And how long does summer last in Ireland, Ebenas? You sound very excited. :-)

    I’m wearing Profumum Meringa.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Wearing Arquiste Nanban today. Love the idea of lavender gin, Jon!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Tdem, I loved and wore lots of Poison when it first came out! You smell great. I’m enjoying HG Shangri La on this steamy summer day.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Very much looking forward to it.
  38. Thread: Masque Milano

    by cazaubon
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    Re: Masque Milano

    I like Tango, Montecristo, Mandala and Romanza.
  39. Re: IMO, The Theory of "Absent Fondness" is at the Heart of Our Fragrance Hobby.

    I have a very large collection and there are scents that seldom get worn, but getting to rediscover scents is one of the benefits. My tastes cycle around, so I’ve stopped getting rid of stuff I’m...
  40. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    Touché Diamondflame.

    All the same, I will be stocking up on Tauer Incense Extreme.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th July, 2019

    ExtremeK and foxbins, you should also try the new Goldfield & Banks Velvet Splendour and Southern Bloom if you like Boronia. Available at Luckyscent.
  42. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    These would be my two picks as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th July, 2019

    Testing Adjatay right now, but will be joining Donna in some Traversée later today when it’s burned off.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    Happy 4th to my friends south of the border! I’m wearing JM Jasmine Sambac & Magnolia.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    Sending hugs PerfumedLady, I’m glad to hear she had a peaceful passing. May her memory be a blessing.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    Another scorcher here today. Wearing Grandiflora Magnolia Michel. That is a beautiful rose kewart!
  47. Re: Papillon Artisan Perfumes to launch cat-inspired Bengale Rouge

    Very much looking forward to this one.
  48. Re: Dabbed or sprayed? Perfumes that perform better one way or the other

    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque is great on me when dabbed, if sprayed it feels suffocating.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    I am so sorry PerfumedLady. May she have a peaceful passing at home surrounded by your love. It’s so hard to say goodbye to our furry friends. They give us so much unconditional love and emotional...
  50. Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    He told me the only scent he reformulated was Le Maroc pour Elle, due to the jasmine restrictions that came into effect. I haven’t read all the IFRA documents on restricted ingredients, but I know...
  51. Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I agree you should always trust your nose. I know Andy personally and I believe his word, but that’s just my own opinion.
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Jeans, tshirt, nice perfume/jewelry/handbag. I dress plainly and love accessories.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    SL La Réligieuse.
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    Re: Overview of my Montale / Mancera haul

    I like Patchouli Leaves a lot, but you have to be a big patchouli fan.
  55. Re: Latest Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier - Patchouli 1969!

    I saw it for sale on the Essenza Nobile site. Really interested in this one and love the packaging.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    Kewart, hopefully your husband has some kind of hobby? Mine likes pottering in the garage and is an avid cyclist. I myself go to a lot of yoga classes and take the dog for long walks, so we have...
  57. Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Well, I personally find it reassuring, that he is not cheapening the formula to cut costs, like a lot of other manufacturers.
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    Andy doesn’t reformulate unless forced to by IFRA, so the only thing I can think of why it might smell slightly different is batch variation due to the natural ingredients changing over time. Every...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th June, 2019

    Welcome back Jon and thanks for the great photos! Sorry about the unpleasant return flight and burglary though, so glad nothing was stolen. I remember that Nina Ricci, that was my mother’s scent and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

    Guerlain Plus Que Jamais
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th June, 2019

    Started off in SL La Réligieuse, but that’s long gone. Switching to Alien.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

    Started off in Arte Profumi Sucre Noir, but then went out sniffing so I have tons of other stuff all over now.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    30C with a ton of humidity, waiting for thunderstorms. Like Robin, I have a dehumidifier as well and when it runs, it feels a lot warmer in the room, so I agree with the humidex being bunk.

    Got...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Michel Roudnitska has just posted the link to the video on his facebook page, for those who would like to see it (1 hour 23 minutes):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=xRE6AUjKcKI
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    Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I don’t find it heavy on smoke or vanilla, but I love vanilla so maybe I just don’t notice it too much. When it first came out I bought it blind, liked it so I got a second bottle at Fragrancenet.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Officially wearing SL Rahat Loukhoum (sprayed on chest) but also testing 4160 Tuesdays Centrepiece on my arms. It smells like spice, honey and candle wax.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    Showered and switched to Tauer Le Maroc pour Elle.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    Oh, very unpleasant Inees - sounds like an allergic reaction. Unfortunately these things seem to take about a week to clear up. Hope you feel better soon!

    I’m wearing a bit of FM Eau de Magnolia,...
  69. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    My bottles are grouped by house, in alphabetic or numeric order, for ease of finding them, as I have 800+ bottles. I have a couple of plastic organizers for decants and a small box for samples. I am...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Great photos kewart! And Jon, I second kewart’s travel recommendations. Èze is lovely too. Have a great time!

    I’m wearing Hiram Green Shangri-La on this glorious summer day.
  71. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I agree, that is odd to change perfumer.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Another gorgeous sunny day, starting off in La Colle Noire.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Late checking in, but had a wonderful day in SL Une Voix Noire. Happy solstice and happy week off to Jon!
  74. Re: A Dramedy - L'Heure Bleue and a Salad Spinner - share your tragedies and redemptions

    Wow, very ingenious solution! The worst I’ve had to do is have my husband uncrimp the top and sprayer after it stopped functioning. Oh, I’ve dropped and broken bottles and had decants evaporate, but...
  75. Re: Where to buy Le Cri de la Lumiere (and other PdE fragrances) in the US?

    Yes, me too. We already had one when they changed packaging the last time. Sigh.
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Pity the most interesting ones to me are not available in the US. Hopefully this will change, or I’ll make it to Paris.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Made a very distressing discovery last night, my 50ml split of Profumum Rosae Mundi has fallen victim to evaporation/oxidization. :-( It no longer smells the same, to the point where I can’t even...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Okay, then the answer is no, it doesn’t smell like that to me.
  79. Re: Where to buy Le Cri de la Lumiere (and other PdE fragrances) in the US?

    Me neither, I prefer 100 ml bottles.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I’ve tried the rose one, if you like Tauer Incense Rosé it’s definitely worth a sniff. I liked it a lot.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    It’s not what I normally think of as beachy, but it’s very nice. Depends on what you think of as beachy. It smells a bit powdery on me.
  82. Re: Where to buy Le Cri de la Lumiere (and other PdE fragrances) in the US?

    Fumerie Perfumerie told me PdE were changing their packaging, discontinuing the 100 mls and switching I believe to 50 ml bottles. They said they expected new stock in July some time.
  83. Re: Perris Monte Carlo Santal Du Pacifique or Diptyque Tam Dao EDP?

    Tam Dao doesn’t really smell like sandalwood to me, it has so much cedar.
  84. Thread: Mazzolari Lei

    by cazaubon
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    Re: Mazzolari Lei

    This sounds great, need to get a sample of it and the patchouli. Lui was too animalic for me.
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    Re: Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    I ordered the Xerjoff Lira dupe from Alexandria fragrances, Benjoin 19 from Dua and Baccarat Rouge 540 from Oil Perfumery, just out of idle curiosity. They were all wearable, clearly not exact...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Tried Sex and the Sea and Under My Skin by Francesca Bianchi last night. They had a slightly powdery, animalic vibe that reminded me of Salome and Enlèvement au Sérail. I preferred Under My Skin of...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage Woman?

    Fate is my top favourite - warm, spicy, golden. Next would be Beloved, an elegant but not uptight floral. Then Memoir, a great heavy, sweet, spicy winter scent. I also own and enjoy Dia, Gold,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Quarry, Shangri-La has been discontinued, so no need to contemplate further! Congratulations to sjg!

    As for heated toilet seats, I could have really used one of those when I lived in an unheatable...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Goldfield & Banks new release Velvet Splendour.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Very good news indeed.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Happy birthday to Twolf and congratulations to N.Cal on 36k posts!

    I’m wearing Micallef Denis Durand Couture.
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    And the bottles are made of flexible plastic!
  93. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    I find the opening of Dune difficult, but the drydown is worth it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Bon anniversaire Bavard! You smell great.

    I’m wearing Atélier des Ors Aube Rubis.
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    I think there is a bit of copying in the Byredo line and the Atélier Cologne line, so I would agree Épinette is not an extremely original perfumer. I do like Byredo 1996, Oliver Peoples and M/M Ink,...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    I’m a bit over the whole oud thing, but will give it a sniff when I get the chance. I think the last few releases were okay but not FBW for me. I’m sad that certain scents are now only available in...
  97. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    That suit is a crime.
  98. Re: Does anyone know for a fact if...(Carnal Flower)

    I tried Le Parfum de Thérèse and Iris Poudre yesterday and they’ve been watered down too. At this point I’m assuming most if not all of them have.
  99. Thread: Iris Question

    by cazaubon
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    Re: Iris Question

    My husband asked me that same question, when I complained to him last night about how many beloved scents from the last decade have been reformulated for no reason other than apparently greed. There...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Happy father’s day! I’m wearing the new Goldfield & Banks Velvet Splendour: mimosa, tonka and opoponax.
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