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    WTB: Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan

    Long shot, I know, but looking for a bottle of the Hermessences Osmanthe Yunnan.

    It is probably too light for a lot of us, but it's lovely for office wear.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Best batch of aventus?

    Actually I did do a single blind with a sample from Barney's versus a split.

    Both I and the GF could readily tell the two apart, not only with side-by-side testing but also after an hour drydown....
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    C42b11z02 is definitely VERY different from a "new 2012" sample I got from Creed at the Neiman counter.

    To me, the C42b11z02 started with apple and grapes, some sharp incense, and dried down to...
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    Re: Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan

    Edit -- Woops. Double post. I can't figure out how to delete this though... Sorry!
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    Re: Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan

    Mike -- those were lovely!

    Thank you for the link -- I hadn't seen that thread yet.
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    Re: Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan

    From the initial hit (well, after the alcohol burned off -- so, let's say a good seven minutes after application) through 'till five hours later, I get one single note:

    The milk tea my father used...
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    Re: Surrati - Tom Oud - a gorgeous oud oil from KSA

    So, followup.

    I went and bought the genuine Private Blend Oud Wood.

    There is absolutely no comparison at all. I would say that there's not even a hint of resemblance -- mostly because the...
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    Re: Surrati - Tom Oud - a gorgeous oud oil from KSA

    Well...

    Got my 1 tola bottle yesterday from Zahra's.

    I may have gotten a bad batch, or, hell, for that matter, the wrong juice, but mine smells absolutely nothing like the real thing.

    Top...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Stopped by my local Neiman Marcus (Michigan Ave., Chicago) to try out Aventus.

    A couple of interesting observations.

    1) SA opened a new box/bottle ("We just got a new shipment") and generously...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    (New poster alert -- been lurking in this thread for a while. Thought I had to say something.)

    Compliments from female friends: Alfred Sung Hei (this one nearly universally -- how weird), Mugler...
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