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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I agree with this. It started with discussion, then bashing, then bashing posters, then bashing reviewers.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    So far I've loved all of the ones I've tried. Phenomenal performance of pretty much all of them and my skin eats fragrances.
    I'm looking to buy certain ones, so if anyone is selling please PM me.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    DUA has a huge line of fragrances, how would they be all Al-rehabs? Silver and Water of Arabia are different so I wouldn't think Mahsam is selling Al-Rehab. Not to mention he has a storefront now...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    To say the reviewers are all conspiring for fragrances (that the haters are claiming to be bad, anyways) is pretty "tin-foil-hat-esque."
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    It is much closer to Mont Blanc Emblem Intense: I've done a side by side ....the note listing was even word for word Emblem Intense's.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I get absolutely no soap in Poseidon's Elixir.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I love the line so far and I've paid for all of my bottles. I doubt Mahsam is selling pre-made oils, and they are way better than Etsy.

    As far as Chanel goes, and most designers, you are paying...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Is it pretty close to The One? Is performance solid?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Any in-depth reviews/takes on Wahid?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I would like to drop the race discussion as well. It has no bearing on the actual fragrances themselves. That reductive criteria would also include people bashing the fragrances (who have never...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    So many good-smelling fragrances have poor performance. An inspired fragrance at Parfum extract strength would be amazing.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Most of the hate is coming from people who have never smelled the scents.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I should get Honey Havane within the week. Has anyone tried Wahid?

    If these guys could make an Original Vetiver style fragrance that lasted they should win a Nobel Prize.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Awesome, let us know how the performance is. I am interested in both of those fragrances.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    http://youtu.be/vQMVYfRkJ28

    A pretty funny and positive review, without being over the top.


    Stewie's video review was a little strange considering nobody else has claimed to have smelled the...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    A bigger indie presence in the fragrance world would be so healthy for it. Look at craft beer, indie music, independent software development and how the previous have pressured the monopoly and...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Here is the Brooklyn Fragrance Lover channel review of a DUA trifecta.

    http://youtu.be/DQjDm8La8EE

    Carlos was enamored with The Mobster.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I know you didn't. I was agreeing with you; it is just hard to tell the tone/meaning sometimes through written words.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    A lot of the complaints can be mitigated by the fact that it is more or less one guy in a pretty new business. In the grand scheme of things, I don't see how looking back 10 years from now any of...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    That's not what's happening considering MyMickers is incredibly vocal and reactive about his opinions. Also after talking to Mahzam, I doubt he's doing that.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Anyone try Deep Impact, Desert Spice, or Royal elixir?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Maybe it isn't supposed to be an exact clone?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Send to Steven from Redolessence.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    The Mobster is an original.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Have you talked to Mahsam? He doesn't seem like he is doing that. I don't know for a fact, obviously, though. A whole bunch of the community has spoken with him and generally have the highest opinion...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    they are high quality. Even MyMickers was blown away on his channel.
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Not cheap. Even MyMickers was blown away on his channel.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Anyone try Cafe Oud? Is it unisex?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I just got Poseidon's Elixir in the mail, it is a more smoky Aventus. I really like it—two sprays and it lasts a long time.
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    Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    This so much.
  31. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    I completely agree; I cordially offered many times to continue in private message.
  32. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    Technically, there is no calling a teacher for aiding board betterment.

    The point of requesting the mod was from a standpoint of cultural cultivation that has resonated with Basenotes for years....
  33. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    There are lots of the same discussions over and over about Dior Sauvage on the FB groups, that seem trivial, to me.
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    Re: Mercedes Le Parfum

    What are your detailed thought on it? Does it compare to TL?
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    Re: Mercedes Le Parfum

    I'm really interested in how this compares to Tuscan leather
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    Re: Are You a Fragrance Snob?

    A "noob" is a relative term. You could have 300 fragrances and still be a noob.
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    Re: Are You a Fragrance Snob?

    This is simply not true, and somewhat harmful to perpetuate in the community.
    (Watch the above FragranceBros video I posted. They go into more depth.)
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    Re: Are You a Fragrance Snob?

    The problem is that niche materials are not that much better than the designer counterparts.

    You end up with people, who have sampled the vast array of fragrances available, noting that there are...
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    Re: Are You a Fragrance Snob?

    When I think of inexpensive fragrances I don't really think of celebs cents or drug store ones.

    I think more of your: Lomani's, Armafs, Reyanne Traditions, Al-Rehabs, Remy Latours, Mont Blancs...
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    Re: Are You a Fragrance Snob?

    No, but, in some circles, if you aren't obsessing over the most "hype-panty-dropper" caring about fragrances for their own sake you will be considered one.



    As far as expense goes, I have been...
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    General reactions while wearing Oud fragrances.

    What are you general reactions from other while wearing oud? It is supposed to be this rich, sensual, opulent, and mysterious scent; that said, I hear the widest range of anecdotal reactions from...
  42. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    I like the trading/marketplace on the FB groups, though.
  43. Re: Al Rehab Silver vs. Silver Mountain Water: A Detailed Comparison

    I have to disagree. I love SMW, and they are freakishly similar. It even has the same thick ambergris dry down.
  44. Re: Al Rehab Silver vs. Silver Mountain Water

    I just ordered the alcohol free pure oil version of Sultan Al-Oud. Anyone know it is? I have never had a pure oil fragrance before.
  45. Re: Al Rehab Silver vs. Silver Mountain Water: A Detailed Comparison

    I recently got my "Silver" in, and as a long time wearer or SMW, I have to say they are very close.
  46. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    To its credit, the reviews are much more informative.
  47. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    Yeah, I agree, the Fragrantica database is incredibly helpful. I really like the votes for "fragrances that smell similar" area; it gives me an abstract way to conceptualize a fragrance's "smell."
    ...
  48. WANTED: Insurrection Pure II, Glenn Perri Unpredictable Adventure, Aventus partial bottle.

    Message me please if you pertain.
  49. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    Nail on the head. Great post.
  50. Re: Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    I agree, and I'm not bashing the other communities, just comparing and making a few gripes.

    One thing I like about the Facebook groups is the quick feedback and good trading culture.
  51. Basenotes VS the Facebook fragrance communities.

    This is just a general splurge of experiences and thoughts I have had about the juxtaposition between the two communities. I am not really trying to come to singular point, but, again, just musing. ...
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    Re: Mens Top 10 Longest Lasting Please?

    Rive Gauche hasn't been mentioned !?!?


    Rive Gauche's longevity is flat out scary.
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    Re: College budget in need of good colonge

    On a budget, there are, pragmatically, better options. I am not saying the ones you mentioned weren't valid at all, I just think there are vastly better ones for under $20 that are a little less...
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    Re: College budget in need of good colonge

    Joop Homme, Joop wild and Joop jump would all be good too.
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    Re: College budget in need of good colonge

    Try Glenn Perri Unpredictable Adventure, Nautica Voyage, any of the Reyanne Traditions.
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    Re: College budget in need of good colonge

    not great for college kid
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I thought they settled on a final batch (a pineapple one a lot of people don't like) in 2015?

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    How is the LT4215N01 batch?
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    Re: Jo Malone - Amber and Lavender

    It isn't on my go out and buy immediately list, but I could see myself getting a decant to "live with it" a little bit. Lately, I have mostly been doing trades, but I could definitely see myself...
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    Re: Jo Malone - Amber and Lavender

    I liked it a lot, it is in the vein of the great barbershop fragrances.
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    Jo Malone - Amber and Lavender

    Has anyone tried this? I just got a sample in and think it is amazing. It is like a smoother Azzaro Pour Homme.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    What is the current batch number, again? I don't remember.
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    Re: Insurrection pure 2 longevity

    I get more longevity than PH. PH stays "thicker" and more gourmand for longer than Wild, but Wild carries a transparent version of PH's top notes for 8+ hours. I have smelled it on my dirty clothes...
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    Re: Backup bottle worthy...

    Kouros, Rive Gauche, and a bunch of great cheapies that there really isn't a reason not to just scoop up an extra.
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    Re: Insurrection pure 2 longevity

    I expected more since Insurrection Wild lasts nearly all day on me.
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    Insurrection pure 2 longevity

    What kind of longevity is everyone getting with this?
  66. Looking for Lacoste Pour Homme and Guerlain Vetiver caps.

    PM me
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    Re: Wearing animalistic fragrances for going out

    This
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Prom?

    Noire de noire by Tom Ford
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    Re: Nautica voyage vs. Nautica voyage N-83

    I have heard the n83 longevity is bad, but I really like the smell. It is a little more interesting.
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    Re: How close is Insurrection Wild to Pure Havane?

    I am doing a side by side now on skin. PH is a little fuller, and more gourmand, but yeah...they are really close.

    So far performance on Wild is great how is it on other people's skin? Clothes?
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    Re: How close is Insurrection Wild to Pure Havane?

    I got Insurrection Wild in the mail today, I don't think I could have told them apart if somebody blindfold tested me.

    I'm incredibly happy with it!
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    Longest lasting Lacoste fragrances

    Hello, what are some long lasting Lacoste fragrances. Any in the 8-10+ hours range? I am thinking about exploring their line for my spring rotation.
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    Re: How close is Insurrection Wild to Pure Havane?

    Isn't Docelesir the one that smells like Amber Narguile?
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    How close is Insurrection Wild to Pure Havane?

    I blind bought it, if it isn't really close I'm open to something unique.
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    Re: Why are noobies ignored?

    I have never seen it happen in 10 years outside of the sales forum.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Only two notes are listed: I wonder if that is just marketing?
  77. A satirical ad I made. (Inspired by Redolessence's latest video reviewing fresh scents)

    http://i.imgur.com/V93iI7E.jpg




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZL8zqmVGHE

    He makes a "Windex Intense" joke that is pretty funny, in context.
  78. Re: Joop! Homme Wild just came in (blindbought). Thoughts and questions...

    I'll try that tonight with a full application.
  79. Re: Joop! Homme Wild just came in (blindbought). Thoughts and questions...

    Thanks. Maybe it is simply olfactory fatigue.

    I wish there was a way to test.
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    Re: Scent for blues & loneliness :)

    Since this is so subjective, it is really hard to suggest a fragrance, which is incredibly abstract to begin with.
  81. Joop! Homme Wild just came in (blindbought). Thoughts and questions...

    I really like the smell; it is in the same ballpark as CK One Shock and Liz Claiborne Spark.

    However, I am not happy with the longevity—My previous Joops!, Homme and Jump, last literally 24 hours...
  82. Re: Did Fragrancenet used to allow stacking of coupon codes?

    Well...it just makes me less inclined to use FragranceNet, in this case.
  83. Did Fragrancenet used to allow stacking of coupon codes?

    I somehow remember getting a $135 4.0oz GIT bottle from them and I think I did it by stacking their default discount code with one of the ones they send shipped with their purchases.
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    Re: Aventus -- cheapest website to buy real Aventus???

    What are the qualities of the 15R11 batch? I want a smokier one.

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    for the 4.0oz?
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    Re: YSL Paris - got burned on ebay

    For what it's worth, I have gotten countless legit fragrances on eBay. You just have to have good intuition about what is safe to buy.

    Sellers with thousands and thousands of sales with 99 percent...
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    Re: YSL Paris - got burned on ebay

    I doubt it was fake, it costs money to make counterfeits and the fakers are going to get the most bang for their buck. Faking a mini bottle of a relatively esoteric fragrance doesn't seem like their...
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    Re: General BN thoughts on Guerlain Homme Intense

    So I got Intense and Boisee decants in the mail. My initial impressions are very high—I almost knee jerk bought a bottle of Intense because I liked it so much at first spray.


    Boisee seems like a...
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    Re: Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy: A Few Questions

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Polo Red Intense is a One Million Clone.
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    Re: Luca Turin reviews 11 January 2016

    I have his first "guide," is it worth it to by the slightly newer amended one? Is there a recent one that is very comprehensive of recent fragrances?
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    Re: How do you deal with unfriendly staff?

    There should be a video on dealing with S.A.s like the ones about bad Petco stores.
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    Re: General BN thoughts on Guerlain Homme Intense

    I ordered some samples. I may have to scoop these up; I have only heard great things, I wonder why there aren't more popular or talked about.
  92. Is Fragrancenet ever back-stocked with old formulations?

    Or are you going to get the latest formulation regardless?
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    Re: General BN thoughts on Guerlain Homme Intense

    How is performance? Age range? I might grab a decant.

    I'm sampling Boisee version. Would one make the other unnecessary?
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    Re: I know what Dior Sauvage smells like

    It is like a very high quality AF Fierce to me.
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    General BN thoughts on Guerlain Homme Intense

    I smelled the original way back and found it rather unique.
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Geurlain Vetiver
  97. Re: I have a decant on Al Aoud by L'Artisan coming in the mail...anything I need to know before hand

    First impression:

    I don't get the civet I hoped for either; as described above it is either not there or faint. It is a lot different than I imagined in my mind's nose, and it is definitely...
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    (Art grad) Bravo, sir.
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    I disagree, and kind agree with the Fragrance Bros. channel—the logical progression isn't necessarily into niche. Many designers are superior to niche in overall smell, performance, creativity etc.
  100. Re: Need suggestions for some aquatics/summer scents

    Guerlain - Guerlain Homme L'eau Boise

    Glenn Perri - Unpredictable Adventure (similar to Aventus, but I actually like it better, or at least more than the fruity batch I own)

    YSL - Live Jazz...
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