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  1. [USA] Re: Frederic Malle, Serge Lutens, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, MDCI...

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  2. Re: A lot of Serge Lutens bell jars, Malle and some ouds: The Night (Malle) and Oud Sublime (Nicolai

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    NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tangier"

    Hi all:

    According to Luckyscent there is a new MDCI for men coming out called "Le Barbier de Tangier". They were giving out samples of it with preorders of Slumberhouse's "New Sibet". They didn't...
  4. Re: Many Serge Lutens bell jars and some ouds: The Night (Malle) and Oud Sublime (Nicolai)

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  5. [USA] Re: Frederic Malle, Serge Lutens, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, MDCI...

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    Re: Tuscan Leather vs Oud Wood

    Tuscan Leather all the way. Far more distinguished (and potent) than Oud Wood to me.
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    Re: Longevity and Projection

    Yes. It's stopped projecting and it's just lying on your skin, waiting to die... A real shame when the drydown is good.
  8. Re: L'eau d'hiver (Malle) vs. Bois d'hiver (Ex Nihilo)

    A lot of people are saying that. I can see the similarities, but the heliotrope note in BDH is too prominent for me for it to remind me too much of OW. I also like BDH a lot more than OW: I think it...
  9. Re: L'eau d'hiver (Malle) vs. Bois d'hiver (Ex Nihilo)

    I agree, it does pack quite a punch! :P
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    Re: Longevity and Projection

    LONGEVITY: I just keep track of where in my body I sprayed and for how long I can detect it by sniffing regularly (it has to be arms or wrists, i.e. an area where I can sink my nose to sniff deeply...
  11. Re: L'eau d'hiver (Malle) vs. Bois d'hiver (Ex Nihilo)

    Really? That's interesting! And which one do you like better hednic? :)
  12. L'eau d'hiver (Malle) vs. Bois d'hiver (Ex Nihilo)

    Hello everyone! I am curious no one has started a blog comparing these two fragrances. Aside from the obvious similarities in their names, the two smell strikingly similar to me. Both feature...
  13. Re: Many Serge Lutens bell jars and some ouds: The Night (Malle) and Oud Sublime (Nicolai)

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  14. A lot of Serge Lutens bell jars, Malle and some ouds: The Night (Malle) and Oud Sublime (Nicolai)

    Splitting the following perfumes:

    The Night (Frederic Malle)

    10 ml: $145

    Oud Sublime (Patricia de Nicolai)

    10 ml: $125
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    Re: Ambers! This junkie needs advise.

    If you mean Chypre Palatin, it is not super-animalic like Maai. The animalics are there, but supporting and enhancing the balsamic notes. It is not a skin scent at all: it projects generously, so...
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    Re: Ambers! This junkie needs advise.

    O Hira (SHL 777) is the most masculine amber soliflore I have smelled, and perhaps the best-smelling in my opinion. The problem for me is that it projects little and it's quite fleeting (at least on...
  17. [USA] Frederic Malle, Serge Lutens, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, MDCI...

    Hi all!

    I am downsizing my collection, so here are some items for sale! Shipping is $5 for small bottles (less than 30ml) and $10 for bigger ones. I am happy to combine shipping. Please message me...
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    Re: Crimp versus screw bottles and leaking

    Caribbeanisland could you please share the info about that new travel pump spray that has the spray separate? I have been looking for a travel spray with both a pump and a screw (so that I can take...
  19. Re: New LM Parfums!! - Epine Mortelle Extrait De Parfum !!

    I just tested this one and I agree it's beautiful. I'm usual y not a fan of rose perfumes, but this one is beautiful! What a malevolent, dark, addicting rose. I'm even tempted of buying a full...
  20. Re: Which Fragrances will "Become" Discontinued?

    They ate discontinuing MFK's Absolue Pour Le Soir. If you love it I'd suggest you start stashing it... RIP ��
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    My favorite ones (in this order):

    1. Tubereuse criminelle
    2. Sarrasins
    (Note: contra what is usually said, I have found 1 and 2 to perform WONDERS in hot weather. Also, TC is a big...
  22. Re: Using room fragrances in electric diffusers?

    Thank you so much!!
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    Re: Most Worn this Summer, so far....

    I'd say Invasion Barbare and Nio. The gems of my collection for the summer :-)
  24. Re: Using room fragrances in electric diffusers?

    Thank you for the warning! :) So does anyone know of an electric device that can steadily diffuse/spray room fragrance without damaging it? I'm a total ignorant regarding these matters unfortunately....
  25. Using room fragrances in electric diffusers?

    Hi everyone!

    I am thinking of buying room fragrance refills of Cire Trudon. However, I do not want to spray them (which seems to be their intended use), but I'd like to use them with an electric...
  26. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    So, anyone interested in a split? :-)
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    SOTD: Monday, 29th February, 2016

    Une voix noire in the morning...http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160301/efb91ed922c841efae1e1b8de72a44aa.jpg

    ...and La Myrrhe in the afternoon...
  28. Re: Mysterious Occult Scent for Seduction recommendations?

    You need to buy a bottle of Salome (Papillon) right now.
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    Re: What Is Your Favorite Tom Ford Cologne?

    Not a big fan of the house, but I have enjoyed and considered buying Tuscan Leather. At the end I didn't because I didn't know when I would actually wear it. I have a small sample that I smell every...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle?

    Noir épices didn't get any votes??? That's my favorite, along with Une fleur de Cassie... I'd say it's a tie between the two for me.
  31. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    $310 plus taxes for Lutens' MKK


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  32. [USA only] Selling decants: Serge Lutens, Frederic Malle, Comme des garçons, Tauer, Byredo, Piguet..

    Hi everyone!!! I am selling a few decants, if you are interested please PM. I charge $10 for shipping, USA only. Feel free to also check my listings on ebay (alfbur86).

    Serge Lutens, 30ml decants,...
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    Re: Papillon's Salome vs MFK's AplS

    Salome by far. It is deep, sexy, bewitching, intoxicating, a dirty-vintage in a way I didn't think I would be able to smell from a perfume released in 2015. I'm at a loss of words, this is simply...
  34. Thread: Aeon 001

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    Re: Aeon 001

    My thoughts exactly, and I didn't even enjoy it as much as you did. I tried it yesterday at the Scent Bar. The opening is deceivingly impressive but at the end it turns out to be a synthetic-smelling...
  35. (VINTAGE) CHANEL, VINTAGE BALMAIN, VINTAGE HERMES, PIGUET, CdG, CARON...

    Hi all!

    Swapping in the USA (I forgot to put it in the post title and now I can't edit it, sorry!).

    Swapping bottles of:

    - Cuir de Russie EDT (Chanel): 200ml around 70% full
    - Casbah...
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    Re: Hard Leather (LM) split

    I don't know. I'm guessing pricey but I should check [emoji16]


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    Hard Leather (LM) split

    Hello from Los Angeles!

    I am just back home from the Scent Bar, where I sampled the glorious, ravishing Hard Leather (LM). The price, however, is not as glorious: $345 for 100ml.

    Is anyone...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    So I went a little crazy at sergelutens.fr a few days ago, considering that it's Christmas, I'm going back to the US shortly bla bla teheh. This just got in the mail:
    Cuir mauresque, Tubereuse...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    So I went a little crazy at sergelutens.fr a few days ago, considering that it's Christmas, I'm going back to the US shortly bla bla teheh. This just got in the mail:
    Cuir mauresque, Tubereuse...
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    Re: Need advice on niche fragrances

    I have gotten the most compliments with Coco, Cuir de Russie (Chanel) and Montecristo.


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    Re: Best Xerjoff fragrances

    Kobe hands down!


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    Re: Noir Epices = Coco Chanel?

    I concur. Coco Chanel was my signature perfume for quite some time and when I smelled Noir Epices it striked me as a masculine reinterpretation of Coco, a tad less sweet and with an orange. Despite...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    My favorite Lutens... Tough call. I love so many!! I'll try to rank them:

    1. Boxeuses. So versatile and so apparently simple yet extremely original and compelling. One of my best perfume buys...
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    Noir Epices = Coco Chanel?

    I am quite surprised that no one in the forum has brought up the striking similarity between Malle's Noir Epices and the original Coco Chanel. To me they have exactly the same spicy DNA (which I...
  45. Re: Is it normal to get a headache from certain fragrances?

    Robert Piguet's Casbah have me a terrible headache once. I guess it was my fault since I sprayed it quite liberally...


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    Re: Man Looking for a SWEET cologne.

    Try Rahat Loukoum (Serge Lutens): super sweet, and something you certainly don't smell every day given it's a Paris exclusive (but you can buy it online) 😉
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    Re: If nobody talks about it dont buy it????

    Everyone around me hates Casbah (Piguet), but that's their problem ��
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    Re: Knize Ten is foul on me!!!

    Update: I now own and very much like Knize Ten. It turns out I did need a few retests!
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    Mandarine Mandarin (Lutens)

    Hi all! I'm looking for Lutens Mandarine Mandarin. I am willing to swap with several fragrances (Bois d'Ascese, Cuir Fetiche, Entre ciel et mer, and many more). PM me or post here if interested....
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    Re: What frags have you bought more than once?

    Égoïste and Coco, by Chanel (1 bottle of the former, and several of the latter). And I might be on the way for another Cologne Indélebile (FM) bottle...
  51. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    I just bought Cologne Indeledible today in Paris. I sprayed it on my right arm. Then I went to Serge Lutens Palais Royal and sprayed (and bought) Fumerie Turque on my left arm. After 10 hours, CI was...
  52. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    Classic Coco Chanel by far (I'm a guy)
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    Re: My wardrobe after Christmas

    Thanks for the tip! I'm not a huge fan of gourmands (Musc Ravageur is as gourmand as I would ever get). I've had vintage Jolie Madame and I think it's very pretty. Suggestions are always welcome ��
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    Re: My wardrobe after Christmas

    A new addition: Montecristo. I was at the scent bar today and I fell in love with it. I may regret it later on but somehow I don't think I will...

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    Poll: Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Carnal Flower. Comparing CF and TC is like comparing caviar with a new york steak.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Rien by ELdO. I literally shivered when I smelled it.
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    Re: My wardrobe after Christmas

    Thanks to all of you for your comments and suggestions. With respect to my wardrobe, I've had a dilemma for a while and I could use your feedback...

    It's regarding Tuscan Leather, by Tom Ford....
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    Re: My wardrobe after Christmas

    I haven't been able to smell it, but it looks like I would love it. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: My wardrobe after Christmas

    No, I just have Avignon and Zagorsk. I don't really care that much about the rest of them... :rolleyesold:
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    Re: My wardrobe after Christmas

    Thanks a lot for the Jar Eclair suggestion, I have never heard of it! Is it that awesome? About Fracas, I didn't find it too convincing: to my nose it was too sweet and bubblegummy, I appreciate more...
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    My wardrobe after Christmas

    Hi basenoters!

    It's been a while since I post anything. After a new Christmas additions, this is what my wardrobe looks like right now. I'm very happy with it and so I wanted to share it with you....
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    I bought current Bel Ami by Hermès at this store in Amsterdam by the Red Light District which carries Amouage as well (omg). I love Bel Ami, I just wished it was a bit stronger and long lasting, with...
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    Re: Today I bought - September 2012

    Chanel Égoïste Vintage EDT

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Chanel-Egoiste-/00/s/NTg2WDc2MQ==/$T2eC16dHJIkE9qU3lQQoBQOTV)2hog~~60_3.JPG
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    Re: Today I bought - September 2012

    Balmain vintage Jolie Madame EDT, 115 ml.
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    Hi everyone!

    So far I've tried Knize Ten (hated it), Lonestar Memories, Black Orchid and Intrigant Patchouli (meh). Then a few days I finally decided to blind buy vintage Jolie Madame EDT. So glad...
  66. Thread: Dirty scent

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    Re: Dirty scent

    +1 for MKK. Also, what about L'Artisan's Al Oudh?
  67. Re: Which of these would get the most compliments?

    Platinum Egoiste draws a lot of compliments.
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    Re: Have you tried MPG- Cuir Fetiche?

    I actually own this and I like it. I agree that it is not very challenging, but I do not agree that it is citrusy, at least not to me: after a few minutes, the citrus (lemon and some orange?)...
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    Knize Ten is foul on me!!!

    After very enthusiastic recommendations by several forum users, I decided to buy me a couple of samples of Knize Ten. I still haven't tried it on paper, but on my skin it smells like a car with cigar...
  70. Re: Fragrances with the strongest Performance and tremendous Projection/Longevity

    Poison (Dior). Some years ago, I applied a bit after showering before I went to bed. The next morning I had a class at 12 and everyone was sniffing it. I felt so self-conscious lol
  71. Re: Hello everyone, introduction and need suggestions!

    Wat about Platinum Egoiste? That one has nice longevity and sillage. I personally like the original Egoiste better, but perhaps it is too strong for you.
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    Well half of it was missing, so I assumed that's what happened. Also there was a strong smell of the perfume as soon as I unsealed it and even a bit before that. However, I did not find the inside of...
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    Thanks dollars&scents for the suggestion! It does sound amazing, I'll have to get hold of a sample of that :P. btw, my Bal à Versailles parfum (vintage, I believe, with the round cap) just arrived....
  74. Re: Which men's fragrances can women wear, and layering

    Part of the key, I believe, lies on looking for less common fragrances. I think that perfumes like Le Male could smell great on a woman, but there's so many men wearing them that it is hard not to...
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    I just ordered samples of Amouage gold men & women, Knize ten, black afgano, lonestar memories, intrigant patchouli and al Oudh. I only wish that lucky scent had more choices to sample; I couldn't...
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    Thank you all (yes, again) for your suggestions! Some of them seem a tad too masculine for me. I'm more into butch with a feminine side, or both sides coexisting together in harmony :). I find Azuree...
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    I tried the extrait. Maybe it was just my skin chemistry. Diane was impressed with how my skin brought out all the sweetness of Tabac Blond. Cuir de Russie is by far less sweet on my skin. God knows...
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    Thank you all for your suggestions!! Galwaygirl, as for Bal à Versailles, it had been on my mind for a long time and I decided to blind buy, for a reasonable price, the EDC and the pure parfum for a...
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    Thank you all for the suggestions. My, do I have some samples to get lol. I think youre right silentrich, there's not a holy grail, but oh the adrenalin you feel while you look for it lol ;-) I have...
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    Re: suggestions for a new perfume

    Thank you all so much for the welcome and the comments! I haven't tried Jolie Madame, Knize ten, Bandit, Boxeuses or Oud Cuir d'Arabie, so I guess I'll have to get hold of samples asap :-P. calcio I...
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    suggestions for a new perfume

    Hello everyone !

    Well, after reading you guys religiously for over 3 months (and discovering some great fragrances in the process) I've decided to take the next step and write my first post :-)
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