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    I got this one quickly after it was released and...

    I got this one quickly after it was released and I was quite impressed. As others have said, it is very well blended, seems to have more complexity than many other designer frags, and smells...
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    Re: Oudimentary in California

    They are a very good quality oil for the price. I will suggest going with at least the middle priced oils though.
  3. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    Good choice.
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    On the contrary. Myself and a few others on here can prove if it is indeed real and pure, or synthetic, based on weather it gives us a rash or not. So everyone send us samples to test for you. ;-)
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    Re: A few beginners questions

    Now that is a tough one. I happened to acquire a tiny sample of pure aged Mysore from one of the vendors mentioned, but that was a personal stash. I don't know where to acquire something of a high...
  6. Re: Fierce Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Legend Mont Blanc. Which is better?

    I've been loving the new Kenneth Cole Mankind, which to me is similar to Fierce, but better than both of these to MY nose.
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    Re: Can't quite wrap my nose around Pure Coffee

    I agree with all of this.
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    Re: Serge lutens on fragrancenet

    Same here.
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    Re: A few beginners questions

    Agar Aura, Oudimentary, and Ensar Oud. Nuff said.
  10. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance — what have I missed?

    This. I realize you said no Creeds, but this is exactly what you're wanting.
  11. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    I love wearing barnyard when it's 100+, but that's just for me. I wouldn't go anywhere like that.
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    This sounds very promising.
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    Re: Let's Talk HAPPY by Clinique

    Agreed.
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I own and love it. It has an icy cool vibe to it for sure, yet, not in a mentholated way at all. Hard to explain.
  15. Re: Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    Yes, I have ordered plenty from A.A. Any of them would be great, but considering the site is down from now until June 20th, I would suggest Oudimentary as a lower priced high quality option. Their...
  16. Re: Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    Please do yourself a favor and order some samples from Agar Aura. This is exactly what you're looking for.
  17. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    It is on the site now.
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    Re: New Kenneth Cole Mankind

    I snagged a bottle of this and like it a lot.
  19. Re: venturing into the world or arabian perfumes and perfume oils, seek advice

    I definitely agree with the last sentence here. Let's support naturals. You will not get better quality than buying from the 3 vendors listed in the last sentence above, and the prices can be just as...
  20. Re: Can Pure Oud Oils Be Diluted In Perfumers Alcohol

    I have found that dilluting pure oud oils in perfumer's alcohol actually kills the top notes.
  21. Re: What happened to Millesime Imperial? So Different now...

    Very true. But if this is actually due to them using some amount of naturals then it is not a quality control issue, and I welcome the variations with open arms.
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Go with Agar Aura for samples. You'll get plenty of wearings out of each. Remember, a little bit of this goes a LONG way, and it'll develop on skin all day. I've never quite understood the perceived...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Phoenicia is located in the U.S. and Agar Aura in Canada. From Phoenicia go with the RealOud or RealOud Feral. Agar Aura makes blends with high quality oud oil, but mostly he sells pure artisinal...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Skip this and go with Agar Aura or Phoenicia for oud.
  25. Thread: Royal Oud

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    Re: Royal Oud

    They're going to have to discontinue it due to the high costs of including so much pure oud in it. Just ask a sales representative.
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    Re: Where can I buy mancera cedrat boise?

    Yikes indeed. Even using Paypal, they had to force him to respond. He said return it which costed me another $25. 6 months later my mailman arrived with it at my house. It had been refused. Worst...
  27. Re: there is real oud in a fragrance when the scent opens up your lung

    Agreed. Nothing else compares.
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    Lonestar Memories.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    If only they'd make it smell how it looks and not like a cupcake with 10 lbs. of frosting on it.
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    Re: Where can I buy mancera cedrat boise?

    You might receive it broken or stale and you won't be getting your money back from that guy.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thanks!
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Is anyone able to paint a picture of Incense Pure for me compared to Naomi Goodsir's BdA? I ask because I envision I.P. smelling somewhat similar by the descriptions given.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Hence the fitting username. :-)
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    Slumberhouse Vikt Unsprayed

    I'm wanting to swap this for a bottle of Phoenicia RealOud. Anyone interested please PM me.
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    Re: Problems with Universalperfumesandcosmetics...

    This is not a new story with this seller. This same thing keeps happening again and again. It happened to me as well. To those who have had good luck buying here...you are lucky. Please everyone stop...
  36. Thread: tobacco vanille

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    Re: tobacco vanille

    +1, everything he said. Especially about Tabac Aurea.
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    The upcoming Phoenicia release "Oud Taiga". Glorious!
  38. Re: I find Slumberhouse's Sova to be extreme cloying

    I can pick up the hay and the honey if I pay close attention. But the overall scent of it is what I'm speaking of. Those notes don't translate to me that way as a whole unless I'm focused in and...
  39. Re: I find Slumberhouse's Sova to be extreme cloying

    So very strange how different our perceptions can be. My wife and I get a pretty straight forward "apple pie", "bakery", or as you mentioned..."spiced cake" vibe from this right from the start. Never...
  40. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    The whole time I'm not wearing anything I feel like I'm wasting the tons of juice that I have by not using it.
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    I was under the impression Kilian uses no naturals whatsoever. That's what my nose tells me, but of course I could be wrong.
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about $500 fragrances being underwhelming and costing $400 too much? Sheeeeesh, what does it take to get some interesting fragrances nowadays. Everything is...
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    LIDGE should last a good long while.
  44. Re: What are the most 'challenging' ones among the Montale Ouds?

    I have to agree with this. Once upon a time, a certain oud oil dealer sent me my 1st Hindi oud oil and was shocked that not only did I not want to scrub it off, but I picked up on all the glorious...
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    This. If you're gonna charge that price you need to compete with Phoenicia.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studios Reviews

    I'm wearing Tabac Aurea again tonight. She did a FANTASTIC job of balancing this out. This could easily be far too sweet for me, but something really keeps it at bay. Someone mentioned above that it...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I'm just now seeing this thread after some time away. Rynegne, you have now experienced a legitimate oud oil. Blended yes, but the real deal. I think you would like Feral just as much. Both are...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Seems like I read an interview where he said it was Norne. He said it is the fragrance he always wanted to make.
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    Re: Frankincense dominant niche?

    I say definitely give Sahara Noir a try.
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    I like many of those fragrances AND bands.
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    Huge metal lover and musician here. I do think my love for extreme and abrasive things in general plays into my taste for abrasive fragrances. I've always enjoyed riding fast motorcycles and playing...
  52. Thread: Odd comparisons?

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    Re: Odd comparisons?

    wtf?
  53. Re: Have anyone tried Super Cambodi from Oudimentary?

    The 2 I mentioned above I would recommend because I have them and like them. I haven't tried their more expensive ones, though I'm sure they're very good. I've also tried a few of their Malaysia...
  54. Re: Have anyone tried Super Cambodi from Oudimentary?

    It's probably the best prices out there for decent pure oils.
  55. Re: Have anyone tried Super Cambodi from Oudimentary?

    I have 1 ml. of this one. It's very good for the price. It's somewhat fruity on top, then gets dense and woody on the bottom. I'd prefer it to have turned up and brighter top notes, but it is a very...
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    Sticky: Re: aventus decant started smelling like rotten fruit, anyone?

    Strange. I've never had anything go bad in a plastic atomizer.
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    Brilliant!
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries - is my bottle genuine?, etc.

    FYI, I just returned a fake bottle if GIT to a seller on ebay. 1st one I'd ever come across. It had that outer picture sleeve around the box which was not pictured with the item on the listing.
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    I didn't stop gagging when I tried Black Afgano until I scrubbed it off. I was very close to throwing up. Now, on the other end of the spectrum...if I remember correctly, the 1st time I tried M7 I...
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    Re: What smells like Gilette shaving cream?

    Puredistance M (yeah, I said that), Invasion Barber (yeah, I said that), Azzaro Pour Homme, and countless others.
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    Agreed. What a pain in the ass for customer service. They're an online discounter. They don't specialize in custom orders.
  62. Re: Falling for Oud 27 ... but how does this play to others?

    Haha...for some reason this is what I love about it.
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    When it's really hot...GIT and/or Erolfa for me. They're very unobtrusive to the nose when you're already uncomfortable from the heat.
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    Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I have to agree with this. While I do love dark fragrances, there's just something gloomy and unappealing about this one. It's the flinty wet basement part of it that I've never enjoyed. I've tried...
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    Yes, I was quite sure this was the case. It just doesn't smell AT ALL to me like it used to.
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    I used to like and wear Curve a lot. My wife liked it even more. I don't know if the formula's changed, or my nose has changed, but now when I try it out I just get this horrible almost metallic...
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    I don't think there's many women out there who don't like Curve to be honest.
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    Re: Oud is for Machos

    At full retail price, it SHOULD contain the real stuff, but I can't believe they're trying to tell you that it does. I wonder if they actually believe that, or are they just deffacating from the...
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    Re: Oud is for Machos

    The reason I say that there is NO oud in Royal Oud is that it does not smell like any oud, from any region of the world, at all. Could the tiniest trace of the real thing be there? Maybe. Could some...
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    Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I'm guessing this was for me. The whole story was he asked what kind of deodorant I wear. It is in fact Axe. But he was NOT smelling Axe because I only use the solid under the armpits, and this was...
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    Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I told a guy that asked yesterday that it was Axe. It was Tom Ford Oud Wood.
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    Yes, this is my only complaint about them. But for the $ saved...I don't mind.
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    Re: Oud is for Machos

    Not debatable. There is not.
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    Wow, I find it very strange you've had such bad experiences with them. I haven't had a single problem, ever.
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    Too sweet for me.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Why would you pay the $330 from Creed instead of $155 from Fragrancenet? And, I just got a legit (tester) bottle for $119 shipped, so it can be had for even cheaper than $155.
  77. Re: Never buy oud oil from ebay...what a synthetic mess

    I've bought plenty from Oudimentary. While not as high quality as Ensar, or Agar Aura, they sell pure oils. Not dilluted or adulterated in any way. If you want the real deal at a lower price, they...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    I also agree this is an excellent assessment of the fragrance. I also THOUGHT I was getting Nag Champa, but wasn't sure until you said this.
  79. Thread: M7 Question

    by cwill
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    Re: M7 Question

    I received a sample of Phoenicia's RealOud the other day. It's not just a realistic interpretation. Pretty much all I smell in it is pure Hindi oil. :-)
  80. Re: Blind buying Realoud by Phoenicia... any one tried this one or house?

    So I just received my sample set from Phoenicia. I am now officially a fan. This is what perfumery is SUPPOSED to be. We need more perfumers doing things like this! Oh, and David...if you're reading...
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    Re: Recommend some oud fragrances?

    http://www.agaraura.com/oils.html

    And yes, I do realize they asked about oud "based" fragrances.
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    Re: Thoughts on Bois d'Ascèse (Goodsir)?

    You are not wrong at all. This is a wonderful fragrance, and one of the only ones in my recent memory of sampling that doesn't bore me. I like how it wears a lot. It wears like an essential oil in...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court service gone downhill?

    I only use Surrender To Chance now. Better prices, super fast, great service.
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    Re: How do you rotate your frags?

    Correct, but I do wear Lonestar Memories in the summer. :-)
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    Re: Al Attar fragrance line? Luckyscent?

    Please do!
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    Congrats and enjoy, it's an absolutely delicious fragrance.
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    Re: Are the Tom Ford exclusives worth the money?

    1. Don't try Tobacco Oud. 2. Sahara Noir is great.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Not a problem.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You can sample Kritsana Pa from Agar Aura for $27 shipped. You could get 7-10 wearings out of it. It's a gorgeous oil. Slightly floral, slightly fruity, with a fuzzy warmth to it. Oh...and at $260...
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    Re: Al Attar fragrance line? Luckyscent?

    Yes, it's plenty to decide.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Wow. If there were a fragrance meant to be sprayed...
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    Re: What Causes the "Crushed Ant" Smell?

    I'm going to make a tincture.
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    Re: Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    I get cherry soda from M7 as well.
  94. Thread: '70's Avon

    by cwill
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    Re: '70's Avon

    This summer I found a full bottle of the Wild Country in a beautiful glass tobacco pipe bottle at a garage sale. Picked it up for a couple bucks! I tried to post a picture but it isn't working.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    No. You definitely should not have.
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    Re: Wow these new Diors look badass

    I would imagine you would use about 1/10 of a drop for a full wearing.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I have not received an email.
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    Re: Wow these new Diors look badass

    This is what I'm trying to say. 3 ml. of an attar or an oud oil is around the same price, and will last you forever. I don't think it's that crazy a price if they wear the same way.
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    Re: Wow these new Diors look badass

    That depends on how strong it is. If you only need the tiniest swipe of these for a full wear, it's not all that expensive. Just think of it as a bottle of pure oud oil.
  100. Re: Falling for Oud 27 ... but how does this play to others?

    I've gotta say, I'm extremely curious about this as well. I haven't been brave enough to give this a full wearing around anyone.
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