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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Don't hate me because I'm beautiful <backspace><backspace><backspace><backspace> a hoarder <backspace><backspace><backspace><backspace> crazy about it... but I found another bottle of vintage Hermes...
  2. Re: Your worst hangover, and the scent you were wearing!

    And can you wear it today without having flashbacks or dry heaving?
  3. Re: Your worst hangover, and the scent you were wearing!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :2vrolijk_08:

    I'm a professional alcoholic - I know when to stop so I don't have to pay for it later. So with that said, no, I can't say I've ever experienced...
  4. Re: Is PHI Une Rose de Kandahar really similar to Richwood?

    Oh gosh, no, not even remotely close!! Both are complex fragrances, but while PHI is a straightforward rose composition, Richwood is so over the top fragrance, so in your face rich, multifaceted,...
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    Re: Luxury Leathers...

    Yes, Clive Christian C should have been on this list - it is a Tom Ford Tuscan Leather clone... although I still prefer Tuscan Leather overall. And hence why I wouldn't recommend CC X from the three...
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    Re: Luxury Leathers...

    LOL, true - I guess that's why I'm getting synthetic rubber feel from it, instead of "leather" notes. ;-)
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    Re: Luxury Leathers...

    Well, I wouldn't call it "least challenging" - I'd call it more like "least interesting"... The leather in this one is rather dry, dull, and uninspired. This may be a weird comparison, but to me,...
  8. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I've tried running a split of this one before, it sat with no interest for over 3 months before I pulled the plug on it.

    Fantastic skanky oud, superb composition, but I guess people just didn't...
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    Re: Luxury Leathers...

    Roja Dove Fetish Pour Homme, preferably the Parfum extrait, would be my choice. I own a bottle (and the regular EDP as well) and I like this one the best of these three that you have listed. It's...
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    Poll: Re: Bois des Iles or Egoiste?

    I voted both and own the entire range listed here... but personally I rank this range as follows (purely from overall technical composition):

    1. Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    2. Bois des Iles EDT...
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    I used to like the original in '95 when it first came out, but got bored with it by the time I (almost) finished that first bottle. For nostalgic reasons I picked up a bottle recently, or should I...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Hey, I happen to like Reckless... [emoji12]


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    Re: Exploring Frederic Malle....

    Not spectacular, but not bad, either. About 8 hours or so - which is just fine. In my ideal world I like to spray one fragrance on in the morning, then in the evening something else before dinner,...
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    Re: Exploring Frederic Malle....

    My favorites are:

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Portrait of a Lady
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Une Fleur de Cassie

    Really want to try Cologne Indelebile - it may sound like a classic, simple cologne,...
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    Re: I realized I love Tobacco Oud...now what?

    First - buy a bottle of Tobacco Oud. It's a fantastic fragrance that really grows on you after a few wearings.

    If you want something in similar space - seek out Tom Ford Amber Absolute. You'll...
  16. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    LOL, you're really funny...

    I've split 16 flacons here on Basenotes recently, and 18 more on eBay (that's 500ml each X 34 = 17 LITERS of Aventus). All purchased directly from Creed boutique in...
  17. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    ^^^ or she just remembered you like to wear Aventus every time you come into the store. ;-)

    I wish I had the above problem. On me, Aventus lasts less than 20 minutes before completely...
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    Re: Which Bois des Iles, edt or parfum?

    No, the Parfum is not "darker, heavier" - it's got a lot more aldehydes and I think ylang-ylang, which makes it feel a lot more bright floral overall. If you want darker, heavier - go in the other...
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    Guys.... see what you've done? Now it's $999.95 for a new 100ml bottle. <sigh>

    Last BNIB sealed bottle I got cost me a little over $700. That was slightly pushing it, but, I really wanted a...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Starting off the month with Amouage Attar NESMA, sealed box, 12ml...

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/Amouage_Attar_NESMA_1.jpg
    (pardon the blurry mess, this is not my picture, it's from the auction...
  21. Thread: Essenza Nobile

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    Re: Essenza Nobile

    I've ordered from all the stores mentioned above, with exception of Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or, and my experience is that their regular shipping takes about 4 weeks to reach the west coast...
  22. Re: [INTL] Creed WINDSOR/Dior FEVE DELICIEUSE/Acqua di Parma/Roja Dove/Armani Prive/+++

    Yup, got it - already responded earlier this morning. Thank you for participating in the split!
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    Re: MEMO - brand favourites and thoughts?

    I have yet to try any of the MEMO releases, but the one I've heard a lot of good things about was Italian Leather. A "leather" fragrance with a green twist - tomato leaf - which is highly unusual in...
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    Re: Too good to be true?

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    The bottle you linked to - 100% fake. Creed does not shrink-wrap anything, not even their expensive $5000 flacons.

    Also - the printing on the label (the shiny part on the...
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    Re: Which Bois des Iles, edt or parfum?

    I find the Parfum version much more feminine. The EDT is more suitable for guys, even though it, too, leans towards the feminine spectrum, but at least it's not as "strongly fem" as the Parfum. It...
  26. Re: $200 Credit from Overstock: What would you buy?

    Maybe this........?

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/Christian-Dior-Homme-6.8-ounce-Cologne.jpg
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    Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Nice find on the OCEAN watch! It looks like a precursor to some of the Tag Hauer watches. Nice retro look. ;-)
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    :thumbup: :beer:
  30. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    All these last at least 24 hours on me:

    Amouage Interlude Man
    Amouage Epic Man
    Amouage Opus VI
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Norma Kamali Incense
    Dior Oud Ispahan
    Dior Leather Oud
    Roja Dove Amber...
  31. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    :engel017:
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Arrived this afternoon: Donna Karan Fuel for Men. Man, does this bring back memories of the original DK Fuel from the 1990's!! This new version has been modernized, slightly toned down for our...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Don't laugh, but this morning I was wearing New Haarlem and just had a cup of coffee for breakfast. Felt like I had pancakes and coffee, though. ;-)
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Congrats!!

    My 2nd bottle is on its way from UAE. Can't wait!
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Ordered a sample set of all fragrances from Pekji Perfumes, a new "properly-indie" line from Turkey, as Alfarom put it in his reviews.

    Really looking forward to this one - all the reviews I've...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Heh... it was sort of an impulse buy, I suppose. I already have couple bottles of the vintage Bel Ami, but with the recent fever trying to get it at a great price from O (at about the same old...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    A little under $300 (100ml bottle, BNIB). So not a crazy deal by any means, but it was from a reputable seller I trust - and that's worth to me knowing it's in good condition, real, stored well,...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    After the Overstock fiasco (NO, they DO NOT have vintage bottles, and YES, now they changed their return policy and want the mistakenly shipped new bottles sent back after all), I pulled the trigger...
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    Re: My Search of 20+ Years Is Over, Finally

    Great story - thanks for sharing!
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    Re: How macho is your wardrobe?

    -2 to 3.

    I think the only "-2" bottle I own is Chanel Bois des Iles Parfum. This one, at least to me, works better on a woman, while the regular EDT version is a -1 and works better on guys than...
  41. Re: [INTL] Creed WINDSOR/Dior FEVE DELICIEUSE/Acqua di Parma/Roja Dove/Armani Prive/+++

    Added:

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/splits/Acqua_di_Parma_Colonia_Intensa_Oud_200.jpg
    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud
  42. Re: Dior Boutique at the Palazzo just sent me a grey market DHI

    Why do you think it's grey market or fake??

    A *****LOT***** of fragrances these days have Arabic writing on them. And Dior itself would certainly not be selling you bootleg junk. I don't think...
  43. Re: [INTL] Creed WINDSOR/Dior FEVE DELICIEUSE/Acqua di Parma/Roja Dove/Armani Prive/+++

    Added:

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    Parfums de Marly - Herod
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    What is that bottle second from the right?
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    Terrible experience with StrawberryNet.com

    Just wanted to vent a little...

    Placed an order couple days ago on StrawberryNet.com (first time ever). Yesterday I received an email that to verify that I am the cardholder, they need a copy of...
  46. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    The above have been posted at http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646

    Colin - I also added Divine L'Homme Infini - another great release from this house.

    Please PM me with your requests.
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    Xerjoff 1861
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  48. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    Ba ha ha ha ha!!!! [emoji13]

    Amber Absolute
    Tuscan Leather
    Neroli Portofino
    Noir de Noir
    Oud Wood
    Tobacco Oud
  49. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    Oy vey the description, though... "You can refill 3 500ml bottles from this"??? That would require 1.5L bottle to accomplish, for one, and two - Tom Ford doesn't sell 500ml bottles, 250ml is the...
  50. Re: Terre d'Hermes is now being offered in a 16.9 oz bottle.

    Yeah, I saw the 16.9oz size on fragnet last week, but not on official Hermes web site. Odd.
  51. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    Hard to tell. Both listings use very fuzzy pictures, you can't tell small details between real and fake bottles when looking at these terrible photos. I personally wouldn't trust these listings -...
  52. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    ^^^ Maybe you can provide a link to the actual listing...? The screenshot you posted is so blurry that this could be anything, really, and we couldn't tell it from the real bottle even if we wanted...
  53. Re: [INTL] Creed WINDSOR/Dior FEVE DELICIEUSE/Slumberhouse/Roja Dove/Armani Prive/+++

    Added:

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/splits/Acqua_di_Parma_Colonia_Intensa_200.jpg
    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/splits/Dunhill_London_ICON_200.jpg
    Dunhill London -...
  54. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Did you check the split forum? There are already eleventy-billion splits of Tobacco Oud going on (and all other Tom Ford Private Blend releases).
  55. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Hey, it worked! I also added the spelling without French accents, in a bracket, to help with the search function and non-French spelling.
  56. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    I might, but I've been holding off for the time being as Dior seems to have jumped the gun with this release a bit. They released it 6 weeks early - which was great, however, it seems they only...
  57. Thread: New MFK: Pluriel

    by remik
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    I was thinking about it recently, and I think Pluriel Masculin is a sort of modern take on Egoiste Platinum. They kind of feel like they are playing in the same general ZIP code, but while Egoiste...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    Vernona - mikeperez23 beat me to it - that is the one I was referring to.

    Honestly, after trying it, I would not classify it as 'creamy sandalwood' either. It brings back memories from my...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Never mind, just answered my own question. TdH in a metal flacon is for real!! $250, and it is refillable - cool!
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Oh man, I'd love to see TdH in an all-shiny-metal bottle like this!! :-) Was it ever made like this, or is this just someone's magical CGI interpretation that never saw the light of day?
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Overstock.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Just got a call from O... They are shipping two replacement bottles, and they *swear* it's "the ones in brown box" (aka: vintage, shaker style). They got "just a few bottles" couple weeks ago. I...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    There is a bottle up for sale on eBay, $375.
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    Re: NEW 2015 Boucheron Quatre Pour Homme

    Violet leaves, jasmine, rose... not a good combo. Pass.


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    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    Really? I get at least 8-10 hours out of it. Always found it a bit of a beast, for a summery fragrance...


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    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    Fico di Amalfi and Figuier Eden.


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  67. Re: Name your favorite "The Different Company" fragrance

    De Bachmakov. Terribly underrated and almost completely unknown, even here on Basenotes, but it is an absolutely beautiful, beautiful composition!!
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    Re: Okay.....so how many 1861s are there?

    OK, I am not sure if this is for real, because I've never even heard of this until tonight, but... "XJ 1861 Renaissance was launched in 2011."

    2011, really?? Have we all been kept in the dark,...
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    Re: Okay.....so how many 1861s are there?

    There are three flankers, apparently...

    "At perfume exhibition in Milan - Esxence 2015, Xerjoff presented for the first time his collection of three perfumes dedicated to 150th anniversary of...
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    Re: I Finally 'Get' Chanel Egoiste

    One of the best Chanels ever made. I've liked it for many, many years.

    And if you want to get really spoiled... try and find some Egoiste Cologne Concentree... HEAVEN ON EARTH...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    I have a feeling it's going to end up the same way as your story. When I saw that vintage Bel Ami on their web site I ordered two bottles. They shipped two bottles of the new, orange box version. ...
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    Re: Chopard Oud Malaki vs Versace PH Oud Noir

    Unfortunately, not really! It's pretty darn unique. It sort of reminds me of some of the Amouage and other Arabic attars, in a way - that's where the "East" part comes from when I think about it. ...
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    Re: Chopard Oud Malaki vs Versace PH Oud Noir

    I own Oud Malaki (thanks to henic's recommendation) and I like it. It has a touch of sweetness to it, but not gourmand-like, not sugary/syrupy/chocolaty. It's low-key sweetness, with a bit of...
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    Re: Which oud do you prefer?

    Roja Dove Aoud and Amber Aoud are both extremely rich and very long lasting. A little goes a long way - one spray may be good enough to last you all day long.

    Armani Prive Oud Royal is a slightly...
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    Re: Please help! NOTHING lasts on my skin :(

    Spray some fragrance on your clothes and see how long that lasts for you... If you can't smell it after 5-10 minutes (like on your skin), it's definitely olfactory issue - in which case, perhaps...
  76. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Only had a chance to try it on warm(ish) days, as where I live even in the winter our days are 80-90F... I think it's a fine warm-weather option, it's not heavy gourmand, so it doesn't get sickly...
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    Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee. Simple, light, refreshing, yet still very satisfying.
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    Poll: Re: Fumeheads please help me pick a fragrance...

    From this list... I think only Guerlain Vetiver is one I'd honestly pick. The rest of them are a pass for me.
  79. Thread: Neroli

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    Re: Neroli

    It has been mentioned a few times above ;-) It is indeed great - my favorite from the AdP line. For those who want a more masculine neroli, AdP Essenza definitely delivers - I can't see a lady...
  80. Re: You really cannot judge a fragrance until the dry down!

    Yes, there are many, many fragrances that have huge transitions between stages, so it's best to try them on skin for several hours to see how they develop. I couldn't even count how many things I've...
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    Re: Xerjoff Vs Roja Dove

    Fantastic news, indeed! Would be a shame not to enjoy some of your favorite fragrances over a silly customer service spat, so hopefully this plays out to your satisfaction and the people at RD...
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    Re: Best Reformulated Fragrances 2015

    Hermes Bel Ami is still pretty good in its current formulation.

    Guerlain Derby is great as well.
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    Re: Is www.nose.fr legit?

    ... other than they do not ship to US. They only ship to 26 countries in the EU zone. Oddly, however, during checkout they show every imaginable country out there, including USA. You'd think...
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    Paco & Roberto - baaaa haa haaaaa haa haaaa haaaa!!! Almost spilled coffee all over the monitor. :lolk:
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    Re: Bois d'argent is terrible

    Well, my first impression of it when I first tried it, years ago, in Las Vegas at the Dior boutique was... "oh, nice, a cat peed on an old blanket and the weather is warming up... gross!" After...
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    The original/vintage release of M7 is the only one I really like. The one with four ingredients printed on the back of the box, in all-amber glass bottle. The reformulated one with 13 ingredients...
  87. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    Yes, sadly, both 50ml and 100ml have recently been flooding eBay. Search the forums, there are couple different threads on this topic, including pictures and what to watch for.

    Whatever you do,...
  88. Thread: Neroli

    by remik
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    Re: Neroli

    You're in for a treat! I love Neroli Sauvage (a hugely underrated release from Creed), but Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino takes it up like 10 more notches from there - not the least of which is...
  89. Thread: Neroli

    by remik
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    Re: Neroli

    :-)

    Neroli Portofino is based on African Orange flowers, which is the basis for neroli fragrances. The interesting thing here is that orange blossom absolute is obtained by solvent extraction as...
  90. Thread: Neroli

    by remik
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    Re: Neroli

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Fantastic neroli (my favorite) and it lasts all day long, even on our 120F+ days.
  91. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    April 18, 2015
    Madhat Scents - KHUS
  92. Re: Is Dior Leather Oud a frequently faked fragrance?

    +1 on sampling this one first. Leather Oud is a love it or absolutely hate it fragrance.
  93. Re: Is Dior Leather Oud a frequently faked fragrance?

    I haven't seen this one faked, yet... Is the seller reputable, lots of positive feedbacks on same or similar items, and can you return it if there is a problem? Speaking of which, do you know what...
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    Re: What is your favourite Armani Prive ?

    Oud Royal has to be my favorite from the line, followed by Cedre Olympe.

    And then a few more in this general order (more or less, they come and go as moods change):

    Encens Satin
    Rose d'Arabie...
  95. Re: NEW: Byredo Oliver Peoples EDP (Byredo + Oliver Peoples Collab)

    Meh, very 80's retro sunglasses... all of these have been done to death by every eyeglass maker. Not that OP has that much more modern feel to it, but Garrett's spinoff is yesterday's couture.


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  96. Re: EDT, EDP, Cologne, etc. That Ended as Bathroom Sprays....

    Ralph Lauren Polo Sport.

    It was cool when it first came out (and I was young and didn't know much about fragrances) but I got tired of it quickly and I left it at the office in the restroom, to...
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    Re: What's your opinion on Le Labo Santal 33

    I've tried a few of the Le Labo fragrances and this one was one of my favorites (along with Poivre 23).

    Pardon for derailing this thread a little bit, but... My only complaint is the way they mix...
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    Re: What do you think on Anteaus?

    Colin - just curious to hear your opinion... Forgetting vintage Antaeus for a moment, what would be your opinion of the current formulation, on its own? What would you think about it if you didn't...
  99. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    I don't think they are that similar. Yes, there is the AdP Oud DNA in this new Ambra release, but it's by no means so similar you couldn't tell the difference. To my nose - the difference is quite...
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    Poll: Re: Oud Wood vs Musc Ravageur

    I never 'got' Musc Ravageur... While I do not necessarily get super negative feelings from it like some posters above, it just simply never appealed to me on any level. So I voted TF Oud Wood, not...
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