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  1. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    I wear whatever I like, but most perfume in my collection are niche.

    Designer scents I love are
    - Vintage Mitsouko & most of Guerlain
    - Terre d'Hernes Parfum
    - Dior Homme
    - Pure Malt
    Etc.
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    Re: S O T D Monday March 17, 2014

    Terre d'Hermes Pure Parfum
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    All Amouage are claimed that 'they were crafted with the perfume connoisseur in mind'
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Available April/May

    Amouage's Floral scents are fantastic; Gold, Lyric, Homage, ... are really beautiful. Now I am looking forward to try it.

    The notes sounds promising.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Then we should wait for report from our friends there.
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    New Amouage Opus VIII

    Amouage just post this on Facebook.

    http://f.ptcdn.info/337/016/000/1393926527-image-o.jpg


    There is no information on the notes yet.

    ...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage (non-Opus)?

    Tribute Attar is the best deep dark tobacco.

    But if you prefer EDP, Memoir Man has the most WOW factor.
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Tom Ford Beauty Counter is going to be officially opened at the Beauty Hall of Siam Paragon today, technically Private Blend line could be available there.


    By the way, according to Christopher...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Thanks.

    In your opinion, what are the standout of the Opus line ?


    I am looking forward to try IV, it sounds interesting.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    http://f.ptcdn.info/091/016/000/1393377740-image-o.jpg

    Bought it to celebrate starting my new job/position at new office with all new coworkers, they also like my sotd.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    http://f.ptcdn.info/091/016/000/1393377740-image-o.jpg

    Bought it at Amouage counter in Bangkok for 290 USD. It is cheaper than import it.
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, February 24, 2014

    Sweet&Spicy Incense

    http://f.ptcdn.info/287/013/000/1386949860-photo2-o.jpg
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    New York Oud by Bond No.9

    I work in office of a Deputy Governor as an assistant chief of provincial administration department.

    The deputy governor complimented my scent 8 hours after applied.
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    Poll: Re: The best niche is...?

    I have them all. They have their pro & con.

    Volutes is the most light & versatile.

    Chergui & B2B are more sweet & complex.
  15. Re: Consider blind buying L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I tried LuckyScent Sample and already purchase the full bottle.

    Versatility is really its problem, but I enjoy it.
  16. Re: Parfums MDCI - what is the amount of fluid in their edp bottles?

    http://parfumsmdci.free.fr/index.php?language=en&page&id=82

    It is now increased to 75 ml.
  17. Re: Parfums MDCI - what is the amount of fluid in their edp bottles?

    60 ml

    http://f.ptcdn.info/398/012/000/1385024147-image-o.jpg
  18. Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    Ha ha ha

    May be we should criss dressing in long girly dress to shop 'unisex' or 'feminine' perfumes.


    Do not pay attention to the SA, wear what you like.


    I wear vintage Mitsouko, all...
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    Re: Your favorite boozy scent

    Chêne by Serge Lutens (Paris Exclusive Bell Jar)
    It features really great rum note.
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Serge-Lutens/Chene-2761.html
  20. Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    Rarely.

    But I recently bought vintage Mitsouko because I want to get the legend in its original form not lesser version.
  21. Re: Three New 'L'Artisan Releases in the Explosions D'Emotions Series

    Also looking forward to try Onde Sensuelle.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 10, 2014

    My Scent of the Day: Noir de Noir by Tom Ford Private Blends.
    Dark Roses dipped in Dark Malted Chocolate with Rich Red Wine, really delicious.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Cedre

    It is mainly the mix of tuberose, cedar, and amber which is really masculine to me, too.

    But the tuberose is also dominate note in this perfume & White flower is always classify as feminine.
    ...
  24. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Tribute Attar

    It is also my riskiest blind buy due to the cost.

    But it turn out fantastic. Really deep & dark tobacco.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 8th, 2014

    Melograno by Santa Maria Novella
    It is the best seller in Santa Maria Novella Boutique here.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2014

    The invasion of the Barbershop
    http://f.ptcdn.info/804/013/000/1388066359-photo3-o.jpg
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    Re: How often do you wear a fragrance?

    Everyday.

    Some times 2 per day: Day scent & Night scent

    It is part of my daily grooming.
  28. Re: Your top 3 Amouage among mens/opus (excl. attars)

    Memoir Man has the most wow factor for me

    Epic Man is the most versatile one in this line, IMO

    For the last spot, I can not decide between the classic Gold Man or the quirky Fate Man.
  29. Re: What Fragrance Brings to Mind Your Current Residence?

    My province is famous for its durian and exquisite terra cotta so I think there is no perfume with those notes.

    By the way, my house is full of trees and flowers, especially orchids, white flowers...
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    Re: Favorite Bottle Design

    Serge Lutens Belljars are so beautiful.

    I like the bottles of Mancera, it is like classier & more expensive Montale

    Guerlain Big Bee bottles, I can not afford it, but I really love the design.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    How is it compare to the original one ?

    I love vetiver and Bel Ami seems like my cup of tea.
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    Re: Is this 'Haute Scent' trustworthy

    Because no one has answer yet.

    I got my Chêne and it is authentic.
    http://imageshack.com/a/img829/3274/894h.jpg
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    The oldest I have is Mitsouko from 1991 batch.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Wow!

    Those are masterpieces for surte.
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, January 24, 2014

    Chêne = Oak

    It is woody and broozy, reminds me of both oak wood and liqueur (Rum in fine Oak keg)

    http://imageshack.com/a/img829/3274/894h.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    They are survives the uprising in Bangkok and delivered to me.

    All of these are expensive blind buy, but I love all of them.

    As I am a Serge Lutens Junkie, Chene is now my most favorite from...
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    Re: Top coffee shop fragrance?

    I love the really strong black coffee note in Aoud Café by Mancera, there is no oud in here, just coffee, vanille, amber and a little bit of flower.
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste
    Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste
    Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste
    Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste Égoïste
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  39. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Pure Havane belong to me now.
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Edition Art.

    Art ?!?!

    What's so artistic about striped bottle!


    But they are quit eye catching. When they put these on counter, people would want to know what they are.
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    Re: S O T D : Monday, January 20, 2014.

    Route du Vétiver reformulated, less mineral vetiver, more floral vetiver, but still really good.
  42. Re: Ladies I need your help selecting a fragrance for a special day

    I am not a lady, but I think South Korea is really cold at this time of the year.

    Antaeus Chanel - it is possible that she does not like leather
    Green Irish Tweed Creed - too light for freezing...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Mostly half of my disposable income from both salary and my family business.

    But there are months that I do not shop at all.


    No credit card here, I do not need dept.
  44. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    JSS, thanks for your Jicky.

    Awesome collection indeed.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Ordered these about a week ago, but they still struck at the post headquarter in middle of the mob in Bangkok.

    - Intense Cafe 100 ml & free samples from LuckyScent

    - Chêne Bell Jar by Serge...
  46. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Say goodbye to your New Haarlem.

    Now in order to enjoy this scent again, you have to have a breakfast full of pancakes, maple syrupy and rich coffee.
  47. Re: Penhaligon's to launch "Tralala" in April

    +1

    Sound promising
  48. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Danieq, great collection, lot of winners there.

    I would take 'Mitsouko' from you. Hope it is vintage.
  49. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Now I have about 60 bottles and some decants or samples.

    I can not tell you how much money I spend on perfume per month, sometime I did not buy any scents for ages & sometime I bought 4 - 5...
  50. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    Carnal Flower, it is never fail to please me. I do love this perfume.
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    they said they have some kiosks or shops around Thailand.


    You can ask the shop owner on their Facebook page 'Butterfly Thai Perfume' for the branch nearest to you.


    Here are all the...
  52. Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Incense/Frankincense: Trayee, Timbuktu, and most Amouage

    Leather: Lonestar Memories, Daim Blond, Knize Ten, Peau d'Espagn

    Oud: Leather Oud, Oud Ispahan, Dark Aoud

    Vetiver: Sycamore, Route du...
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Just tried sample from a Thai indie fragrance house 'Butterfly Thai Perfumes' available at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/844/8pn4.jpg


    They make...
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    Re: S O T D : SUNDAY- January 12, 2014

    Sample from a Thai indie fragrance house

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/844/8pn4.jpg


    Mango Sticky Rice (A Thai dessert, it is rip sweet golden mango & sticky rice with creamy...
  55. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Lavande Cologne by L'Occitance is my bedroom scent.

    Whenever I got new scent as gift that I think it is not belong in my collection, I put it in guest's bathroom.
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    Is this 'Haute Scent' trustworthy

    I found this site.
    http://hautescent.com/perfume/

    They have
    - Serge Lutens (Both Export & Paris Exclusive --most are sold out)
    - Lubin
    - Pure Distance
    - Lorenzo Villoresi
    - INeKE
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    Re: Coffee Shop Fragrance?

    See this thread for coffee perfumes.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372104-Your-favorite-coffee?highlight=Coffee


    By the way, Aoud Café by Mancera has the best dark roasted coffee beans...
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Is there a dress code for attending your exhibition ? Smart casual or Suit&Tie ?

    I am going to go to coworker's wedding in the morning, then come to your gallery.

    By the way, I am going to...
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    Re: Pledge to stop buying

    'Stop buying forever' is too much of a commitment.

    'Slowing my perfume shopping rate' is more approachable.

    I did that last year, I can stopped shopping for about half a year, then I loose to...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Reflection Man?

    I also vote for Invasion Barbare.

    It is crisp, clean and sophisticate barbershop perfume.


    Reflection is not one of the best Amouage. There are many Amouage worth getting more than it.
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    Re: Smells like orange and chocolate

    That is also the reason why I do not buy some scents.

    Some fragrances are too playful or too moody/sad for me to wear regularly.


    Happy new year 2014.
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    Re: Smells like orange and chocolate

    Sorry for resurrecting this thread.

    The new 'Sorriso by Protumum' is inspired by Cacao Orange (Bitter Orange+Bitter Cacao)

    http://www.profumum.com/en/Perfumes/sorriso.html...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    It is still in backorder now. Coffee coated Rose sounds delicious.

    I also asked for free samples of Tihota, A la Nuit, and Amouage Fate Woman, just because I am the one who post the 1st thread on...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Just ordered Intense Café by Montale from LuckyScent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 28th, 2013

    Aoud Café by Mancera

    AC reminds me of Espresso Shot, rich & dark aroma. It has the best coffee note I have ever smelt, almost like the smell of fresh ground coffee.
    ...
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    Re: eBay Seller - Universal-Perfume

    I recently bought Aoud Café by Mancera from them. Really fast delivery and secured package.
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    Re: Merry Christmas from Scentologist!

    Merry X'mas to everyone.

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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Congrats on your new bottle.

    Les Liquides Imaginaires is a new interesting house. Bloody Wood is the one interests me the most.
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    Re: Hermessence Longevity?

    Elena is known for his light transparent style, especially with his creations for Hemés.

    They are EDT. The only two from the line I got good longevity are AM and VT. AM lasts extremely long time...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Unfortunately, most perfume companies reformulate their creations to match IFRA's restrictions or cut down the cost or run out of the raw material.

    Amouage are still potent, but they are also...
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    Re: S O T D : Monday, December 23!!!

    That sounds nice. I saw a scoop on that Thai perfume house on television last week.

    Photo from their Facebook page.
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    and their brand ambassador's Instagram page.
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    All their scents...
  72. Re: How expensive a hobby is this? (Addressed to enthusiasts)

    It can be expensive if you only but full bottles. Samples are your friends, they help me decide if the scents are FBW or not, most of the time they are not worth the price they are asking for. I am...
  73. Any news for Serge Lutens Exclusive going to release as Export for 2014! Any guesses?

    Happy holidays!

    Any news for Serge Lutens Exclusive going to release as Export for 2014! Any guesses?


    I would love to see these scents becomes export bottles:

    - Iris Silver Mist

    -...
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    You made me wanna try Tihota. I do not care...

    You made me wanna try Tihota.

    I do not care now that I could dead by vanilla from Tihota in the hot weather here.
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    I also have oily skin. Epic Man last quit a long time on me, but JubXXV always gives me disappearing acts, on cold days I also get better longevity.

    IMO, Amouage has reformulated their offerings...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Gold man has gone pass serious reformulations.

    Legend has it that it was much more dirty than it is now.


    And I swear that my Epic Man I bought recently smell lighter than the decant I got a...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Everyone have beautiful collection.



    Thanks, after I am going to buy Intense Café next year, I need to stop perfume shopping for a while to save money.
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Reporting from the scene at Siam Paragon where that member said 'he tried Jub XXV & it smelled watered down", there is no Jub XXV tester, it is Dia Man tester, besides there is no Jub XXV box here.
    ...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Yes, great idea.
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    It is possible that those testers are shipped and kept in bad condition until they are damaged.

    By the way, Dia Man and Jubilation XXV look so much alike. That SA might handed you the wrong...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Just finished creating the collage from those photos.

    http://f.ptcdn.info/578/013/000/1387562967-PerfumesSm-o.jpg
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    I can not agree more.
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    We need to wait for 1111ff to tell us which ones he/she tried.

    AMOUAGE bottles I bought months ago also smell quit different than the decants I got recent years.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Thanks.
    I am quit shot of money right now.

    I need to spend a lot of money lately for insurance fee, tax, new year party, ..... and perfumes.
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    Is Amouage watering down ?

    According to this URL below, Amouage could has been watered down.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/217046-Fragrance-in-Bangkok-Thailand?p=3021520&viewfull=1#post3021520

    That is a good price...
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Which ones did you try ?

    If that's true. Our nightmare came true, Amouage has been dragged to hell now.

    Skinned them and burn the witches of Amouage :p
    ^
    ^
    ^
    That is sarcasm.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    All my bottles in my collection today.

    http://f.ptcdn.info/566/013/000/1387543510-image-o.jpg
    http://f.ptcdn.info/566/013/000/1387543560-image-o.jpg...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 19, 2013

    How intoxicating!

    This brew opens with notes of peaches, black currants and bergamot.

    A heart of very balanced coffee swirls around a bouquet of amber and luscious flowers.

    The landing is...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Thanks, next year I am saving for Intense Café, that rose in coffee sounds really good.

    Mancera one is really coffee based perfume, the best I have smelts ever.
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Last bottles of this year

    http://f.ptcdn.info/533/013/000/1387464094-image-o.jpg

    http://f.ptcdn.info/531/013/000/1387461515-image-o.jpg
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    MdB is the showroom of their Bangkok Office, I believe.

    AdB is a boutique in the shopping arcade.
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    SOTD: Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Today I wear Tribute Attar by Amouage to celebrate the arrival of Amouage to Siam Paragon of Bangkok, Thailand.

    I love the dark tobacco & leather notes in Tribute, mines is the reformulated one,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    http://f.ptcdn.info/462/013/000/1387334595-image-o.jpg

    Rose+Mysore Sandalwood, and I believe there is also a bit of oud. It lasts forever.
  94. Re: Anyone want a $35 dollar empty Pure Coffee Bottle?

    Counterfeit makers can also put replicated juice in it to make it is convincing that it is real.
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Tom Ford Beauty is coming to Siam Paragon, Bangkok in February 2014.

    According to http://pantip.com/topic/31398680

    No information on Tom Ford Perfume & Private Blend yet.

    - - - Updated - - -...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tobacco?

    TV is really delicious.
  97. Re: Are your top fragrances niche or designer?

    Mix of Both, look in my signature.
  98. Poll: Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I have smelt both and I own Leather Oud. My nose says LO is skankier.
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Best Dirty oud - Leather Oud

    Best Rose Oud - Oud Ispahan

    Best Western Style Oud - Mona di Orio Oud, it is Osmanthus Oud.

    But nothing can beat natural pure oud oil, in depth and complexity.
    ...
  100. Thread: Montale?

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    Re: Montale?

    Accoding to the archive, The Aoud by Mancera is water down Black Aoud, but I have not tried it so I can not confirm.

    http://www.basenotes.net/huddlerarchive/376176



    I believe Montale's...
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