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  1. Re: Arabian oud store could be much better

    expensive as hell in NYC. their 3ml attars started at 300+
  2. Who here runs a fragrance business?

    what are your margins, operating costs like, what do you have to stress in your business (i imagine marketing/online marketing)?
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    decants online

    specifically smaller shops on ebay , yo uguys feel like they are knockoffs or can be legit on larger sellers?

    how about less known shops, not TPC or STC but something like scentsplit (from...
  4. Re: Hot pepper fragrance from late 90s-early 00s

    hey hednic...you disabled pm. came back to the forum after a LONG time. If you are ever in NJ go to Misk Shoppe in Dayton NJ. Really great B&M with Oriental fragrances. Hundreds of them.
  5. Re: AVENTUS 14L01 + Viking!!! HEROD, By The Fireplace, By Kilian B2B + Ouds, ASAQ, and more!

    can I do Herod and ASAQ? Haven't been follwoing the thread, don't know if you are still here.
  6. What's the best sites for Arabian fragrance decants?

    Something equivalent to TPC/STC/Scent split. I ordered somethinsg off Ebay and man they def seem like knockoffs. Never doing that again.

    Bonus if there are any sites that decant oils
  7. Where can I buy the thinnest needles with the largest volume?

    ordered two different kings off ebay 30mL (maybe shudda shot for 10mL), and both were too thick for the top of my rasasi bottles (you can't really pull out the plastic part of the cologne bottle,...
  8. [USA] Rasasi La Yaqawum and La Yaqawum Ambergris

    My first split:

    they are going to be priced differently, but at no profit. Just trying to cut down on my expenses. You will get 30mL sprayed;stomized into the decant bottle

    $38+2+shipping for...
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    Re: How do you decant rasasis?

    https://imgur.com/ILQBS16
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    How do you decant rasasis?

    Well here's my first attempt at decanting


    I bought a syringe and waited for it to ship from China. The syringe seems to large for an unbelievably tiny rasasi hole. The perfume design seems very...
  11. Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    thank you for this wonderful story, Zilpha!
  12. What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    And don't tell me oud trees ;) Might as well import gold!
  13. Re: Attar application and projection

    Don't rub them in my experience. Just a dab. It sounds crazy but it really works. Neck and chest area are best. You won't smell it but everyone around you really will, you may get a whiff throghout...
  14. Re: If I want to burn cherry tobacco for scent, what's the best way to do this?

    i have two different cherry tobacco's

    also borkumriff's whisky smells amazing! a toacco whhiskey, but doesn't smell like whisky, nor would i want it to
  15. If I want to burn cherry tobacco for scent, what's the best way to do this?

    easiest cleanup and least smoke but most scent, ideally. i have an electric hot plate too
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    Re: universal cosmetics oils... attars

    If you ever come to NJ go to Misk Shoppe. They have mainly al haramain but close to 200 fragrances, in my opinon the best western perfumery to check out. there is also arabian oud in NYC but...
  17. Re: [INTL] CREED / P. DE MARLY / TOM FORD / DIOR / AMOUAGE / TAUER / F. MALLE etc. (Ships from EU)

    1x10 fm portrait of a lady. and sorry its confusing am i ABLE TO ORDER IMMEDIATELY OR WAIT for split? can i order a 15 ml split?

    1x10 creed GIT
  18. Re: Have any of you bought tobacco and made a cologne out of it somehow?

    How about 'natura' tobacco that has no nicotine and claimed to be grown without any additives?
  19. Have any of you bought tobacco and made a cologne out of it somehow?

    some of the pipe tobacco i ordered smells wonderful!. how would one do this, would it be possible to do in an oil vs an alcohol, would one be preferred over the other here?
  20. Have any of you bought tobacco and made a cologne out of it somehow?

    some of the pipe tobacco i ordered smells wonderful!
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    Re: universal cosmetics oils... attars

    i'm asking about the quality of thei roils though hednic. i nanother thread i read you said they were too harsh. but i wonder if anone else has ordered from them?
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    Re: Any pipe tobacco smokers here?

    It's something I honestly would not want to do more than 3 times in my life. We can discuss it out in the open no problem It's disgusting. I've had an uncle and aunt die of heart attack/cancer from...
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    Any pipe tobacco smokers here?

    If I like something like Herod or some of the Thierry Mugler colognes, if I've never smoked tobacco before, but bought a pipe, a cleaner, and a screen (dunno what to do with them). I was thinking of...
  24. Re: What's your favorite niche fragrance?

    +1 one of my favorite and most unique samples I have ordered. sadly won't be able to afford it for at least a year after deposits moving expenses are taken care of
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    universal cosmetics oils... attars

    any attar lovers wanna give the low down on the qality of attars? i go in person here in NJ to misk shoppe and have gotten better and longer lasting oil based clones of many fragrances I loved (for...
  26. Which brands have their own oud farms?

    I know Ajmal does, it is assamese or indian oud

    Any other brands take over say camboudi oud?
  27. Which brands have their own oud farms?

    I know Ajmal does, it is assamese or indian oud

    Any other brands take over say camboudi oud?
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    Re: What is notino's restocking fee?

    That's not true...their return policy explictly states you can return it opened but within 14 days and with a restocking fee...
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    What is notino's restocking fee?

    is it a percent or a set value per cologne? Thinking of some blind buys
  30. Re: 15 lbs down on a diet...what affect do smells have?

    DEFINITEILY sharper sensee of smell. It's like I got a bump up in terms of sillage
  31. 15 lbs down on a diet...what affect do smells have?

    i remember going to an attar shop here in NJ. it was cheaper attars in retrospect and some had VERY strong mineral oils in them. Made my stomach gurgle smelling some of those things on an empty...
  32. Re: any of you like the scent of an aftershave so much, you kept it to use as a fragrance?

    Yup BR was one of them lol. Another I REALLY love are CF Citrus and TOBS cedarwood

    I have not found fragrances that emulate them
  33. any of you like the scent of an aftershave so much, you kept it to use as a fragrance?

    i have a few like this that are unmatched by fragrance, and although might not have much projection have great longeivity on my skin
  34. getting out of swimming pool, skin very dry, best way to apply cologne?

    before or after moisturizer? any other tips?
  35. Re: Do you like it when notes are seperate or they mix into each other

    also an inciteful opinion
  36. Do you like it when notes are seperate or they mix into each other

    to the point they aren't distinguishable

    OR

    a sequence one after the other? ( top heart base)

    In montale's black aoud the rose and bettlenut kind of are ONE smell. Not sure how I feel about...
  37. Re: Where can I order samples of these online?

    not yet
  38. Re: Where can I order samples of these online?

    Indeed they do. You must order from their EU site (which is really an international site). Google took me to the .fr page from which it does NOT ship overseas

    Thank you! Ordered three samples...
  39. Re: Where can I order samples of these online?

    They unfortunatley dont ship to the US ;(. Guess whenever I'm in Paris I might pay their store a visit or blind buy
  40. Re: Where can I order samples of these online?

    Still can't find those. Of all of those, the ONE I want is Gengis Khan, unfortunately it seems impossible to get a sample here in the US. In fact a lot of your suggestons are very niche and even hard...
  41. Re: Where can I order samples of these online?

    Luckyscent, Twisted Lily, ParfuMaria, First in Fragrance, Surrender to Chance,TPC, Notino
    Lemme try some of the others but I doubt they will ahve them

    I usually do StoC TPC decantshop and...
  42. Re: Where can I order samples of these online?

    NY NJ area USA
  43. Where can I order samples of these online?

    Guerlain derby
    Vetiver Darkwood Forest
    Pamplemousse Rhubarbe by L'Occitan
    Abroise by 12 Parfumeurs Francais
    Pomegranate by Ortigia Di Sicilia
    Genghis Khan*
    Revillon Pour Homme*
    Carven Homme...
  44. When people order samples online....

    like from the perfumed court STC decant shop

    Doesn't the non atomized nature of the sample bottle skew the scent? or is it fine because you are really purchasing for the heart note vs the base...
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    Poll: POLL: WHERE do you spray and why?

    Someone saying they sprayed on the back of the neck to bring wiffs of the cologne throughout the day caught my imagination.

    Where do people spray and why? I have heard of some *ahem* interesting...
  46. What's a longer lasting version of Heeley Sel Marin?

    I really enjoyed the salty light lemon smell that reminds you of a sunny day on the beach, but unfortunately this thing doesn't have a lot of longevity, any equivalents to this?
  47. Re: Are there strict regulations on importing colognes?

    Arabian Houses and the US for now
    But also France to the US?
    London to the US?
  48. Pomegranate Tart Cherry or Tart Fig?

    I tried Byredo Pulp lately. What other fragrances smell fresh and sour like this? 1.
    maybe a more fresh fig note? usually the fig notes i smell smell like the leaf (which isn't that heavy of a...
  49. Are there strict regulations on importing colognes?

    Sometimes on certain houses the markup in the US is insane when you chekc prices domestically in other countries. Is there an import tax or regulation here in the States or across the world that...
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    Re: Taif vs Damascus Rose

    Ok well one is like taif rose, something you kind of smell like geranium (in aftershaves occasionally in air refresheners) I think of this as 'geranium rose'
    Well one is a more synthetic one I smell...
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    Re: Taif vs Damascus Rose

    so what other rose notes should i look for? There is at least two more that I find a lot
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    Taif vs Damascus Rose

    Can you guys either describe the difference between these two popular roses or reference POPULAR (ie montale) fragrances with them?
  53. Re: Finally got to see a Khanjar in the flesh :)

    I think either swiss arabian or rasasi has bottles like this too!
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    Re: Favorite Penhaligon Fragrance?

    It's been a while since I've tried them and I feel like I have a better nose for synthetic bases now, but I like
    As Sawira
    Oud De Nile
    Levanthium
    Ali Zarin

    Roughly in tthat order

    Some...
  55. Armani vs Kilian for Oud Amber and Rose , in that order

    If you could check out the Prive line or Kilian in person, only one store, which would you go to and why?
  56. Re: favorite non-soapy orange blossom fragrance?

    I tried KD APOM , and did not like it. TOo synthetic and not clean. I like my Kiehl's OMusk better. It still has a clean musk to it. I wouldn't mind a citrus over a balsam or leather with orange...
  57. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017 thread

    Some Arabian fragrances
    Arabian Oud Kalemat Black?
    Prestige?
  58. Re: What was the SINGLE best purchase a forum member convinced you of?

    I had the pleasure to try it in store and it kicked the ass out of every oud fragrance I've smelled up to that point. The Arab perfumeries do rose amber oud frankincense and myrrh better than anyone...
  59. favorite non-soapy orange blossom fragrance?

    it's been a while since i tried castille and didn't buy it. my go to is kiehl's OMusk but I it is slightly soapy.
  60. Re: EBay $15 off $75 until 6pm Pacific time 9/30, code PSHOPNSAVE15

    Wish I'd seen this sooner
  61. Re: What was the SINGLE best purchase a forum member convinced you of?

    other ppl should +1 a cologne they see in this thread too...

    could turn out to be a great reccomendations thread.

    maybe sub forum STICKY LEVEL
  62. Poll: Re: How much have you spent on fragrances in the last year?

    I went oil/attar/ether shopping yesterday. I, no joke, nearly went up to my shoulders smapling things.
  63. What was the SINGLE best purchase a forum member convinced you of?

    You ended up taking their suggestion and going out to buy it?
  64. Re: Have anyone tried Asgharali fragrance? Middle Eastern fragrance?

    nogs where you end up buying most of these stateside? Or do you just visit Dubai to check them out?

    So high end is ASAQ, AOud (but so marked up here in the US on the latter)

    Rasasi tends to get...
  65. Poll: Re: How much have you spent on fragrances in the last year?

    yes and no, it's good to see how much I spend. It also made me realize withi nmy first year of perfuming I dont need to buy a huge 200ml bottle but can just as much rotate and enjoy a 50ml but I...
  66. Poll: Re: How much have you spent on fragrances in the last year?

    this . honestly i rather get splits at 30-50ml than full bottles now
  67. Poll: Re: How much have you spent on fragrances in the last year?

    Starting fragrancing this year seriously, I have been on here for a year. I've sampled 200+ colognes. I look up a note and get the best recommendations here and have a workflow to move the bookmarked...
  68. Poll: How much have you spent on fragrances in the last year?

    How much have you spent, and how? Talk about distribution, do you find yourself buying in spirts or consistently phasing old, consistently planning to try new things?
  69. Re: What usually happens when you move up to Parfum in your experience?

    Awesome and insightful. So typically EDP is NOT the same formulation, for which mainstream brands IS IT THE SAME FORMULATION?
  70. Re: What usually happens when you move up to Parfum in your experience?

    you guys are right, come to think about it I dropped EDP from testing in stores because it really changes the smell a lot of the time
  71. What usually happens when you move up to Parfum in your experience?

    In my experience the base note tends to get stronger while the top note doesn't scale proportionately. Basically you want to buy parfum instead of toilette if you really like the base of a cologne,...
  72. Re: compare armani's prive collection to montvale

    volume as opposed to....a note I'm interested in the prive?
  73. Re: What are some fragrances that strongly invoke a feeling?

    I would have never thought that carnations and oakmoss would match. carnations are summer flower no? Yet they work well amazingly. Wished the carnation note lasted for hours though, that would be...
  74. compare armani's prive collection to montvale

    is longevity longer on one, is one louder compared to the other?
  75. Re: What are some fragrances that strongly invoke a feeling?

    What feelings though guys? And something someone else can share, more than a memory being recalled?
  76. What are some fragrances that strongly invoke a feeling?

    I got a sample of equipage today and the carnations /oakmoss remind me of a nice festive warm dinner in a cold winter/autumn
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    NYC: Aedes vs MiN Also, Rasasi?

    Anyone carry rasasi or the arabian equivalents in NJ or NY, a a lot of them? Swiss Arabian? Ajamal etc etc?

    Also can someone compare Aedes vs MiN. I went to Osswald two weeks ago and was impressed
  78. Prophet Muhammad's favorite fragrances

    http://aboutislam.net/reading-islam/about-muhammad/prophets-favorite-perfume/
  79. Re: Which attars and mukhallats offer the best VALUE?

    yes imho their pricepiont is crazy. it's confusing because i bought amber maliki for $50+ instore yet they have it listed for $35 online. i wonder if the us location does 50% off sales like its other...
  80. Arabian Oud Kalemat Black and Prestige Classic Split Anyone?

    I'm thinking of buying this but dont know how I would bottle and split this and how strict people are on the decants. This will be my first.

    Split would be in either 10 or 15ml Whatever people...
  81. Which attars and mukhallats offer the best VALUE?

    for those of us not familar with these markets in the West?
  82. Re: Are high end candles $30+ a much different experience from TJ MAxx Calvin Klein

    Yankees suck.tooo artiicial and air refreshner sellign however some bed bath tj maxx smell emmaculate : calvin klein, manly indulgence, dw home, white barn.
  83. Re: Are high end candles $30+ a much different experience from TJ MAxx Calvin Klein

    how do they compare to say smelling a perfume on a person in the same room
  84. Are high end candles $30+ a much different experience from TJ MAxx Calvin Klein

    level candles?
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Wanna take a gander at 2 3 and 4 up above? Also Louisiana? Wow. So you do most of your fragrancing online?
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    ill try again...where are ppl ordering samples of their oils and colognes here in the US?
  87. Re: Montale Amouage Kurkdijan Longevities?

    Man I might have to ordre samples to retry the montales. maybe i did have fatigue
  88. Which attars/oils have oud amber rose? where can i order samples for the US online?

    i would like to sample across brands if possible (ajmal rasasi abdul samad )
    OILS ONLY

    misk Shoppe is the cloestst place i know for this an d they are b&m too ( a huge benefit )
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    1. Single best site to sample? Especially for oils/mukhallats/attars? No Amouage or Montale. Better if the site can RANK for each brand. Anabis is the closest I got

    2. It's hard to get a 'count'...
  90. What are some ingredients perfurmers put in that are artificial

    yet still get charged at premium prices (ie premium houses)?
  91. Sweat is a confounding factor in purchasing

    and more generally weather, especially humidity. I normally sweat with the summer in New York City. I noticed a lot of fragrances do not LAST even 3-4 hours, even their base (many Montales I tried...
  92. Montale Amouage Kurkdijan Longevities?

    what are peoples respective ranking of each brand? I have to apply my amouages but in general I didn't find the longevities on the montale ouds to be that good. Kurkdijan has given me the best of all...
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    Re: Osswald vs MiN New York?

    Osswald it is thank you gentlemen

    - - - Updated - - -

    Great service at osswald with Fatma. They let me try things for drydown no questions asked. Gave me a few samplers too (up to a point then...
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    Osswald vs MiN New York?

    Difference anyone? difference in stock? which has more private collections, more high end? looking to try some rose and ouds non designer frequently on this trip into the city
  95. Who here knows their Arab perfume houses?

    I tried Arabian Oud today in NYC. Definately scents you can't get anywhere else in the Western world, but man were a lot of their attars expensive. We're talking $280 for a 3ml bottle! Ended up...
  96. Re: Perfume houses to look into in the Middle East

    I dont know if any of you guys are subbed to this thread but I tried Arabian Oud today in NYC. Definately scents you can't get anywhere else in the Western world, but man were a lot of their attars...
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    Re: When should you buy parfum?

    hmm let me clarify, when should you buy a parfum version of a EDT you like?
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    When should you buy parfum?

    ie when you like a base or when you like a top note? the former seems more intuitive to me, or is it more of a note based desire that makes you purchae parfum?
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    Re: Top notes, sweat and accuracy

    Some top notes were really turn off ie Guerlain Arsene Lupin ( a gum base olibanum). I personall can't imagine why I'd want to smell something bad on my first spray and wait until the good comes on....
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    Top notes, sweat and accuracy

    I like to be 'accurate' with my purchases. Fewer colognes (I have been digging attars lately) that will scale in terms of ease of availability, available testers (as opposed to full MSRP), houses and...
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