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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    i hope the other one does not look up to the first one.....so decided to play around the original name, and its distastefully imo. heil perfume
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Why not ask him:-) , moderator what are you wearing now?
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    Re: Should'nt they be sued ?

    This place respects freedom of the opinion or it just markets itself like that?

    I see similarities, moderator lpp is very involved in defending the matter, why? Because she loves perfumes or lives...
  4. Re: How to make a men's scent out of a very fem one?

    Lol buy just chanel Bleu, instead of spending more money for less results
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    I am sure they wear amouage attars bought online lol
  6. Re: Define Your Personal Financial Limit Regarding Single Purchases

    It is total waste of money to hoard perfumes, so my personal limit for another 10 years is 0.

    But if i would give advice to novice perfume lovers i would say 50 bukcs........you dont need that...
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    Re: Should'nt they be sued ?

    The whole marketing thing is about not saying the naked truth, you can say whatever you want! It works magic and if it doesn't who is responsible? Noone.
    This is valid for all products not just...
  8. Re: Chart of Most Frequently Used Perfume Notes by Deborah Dolen

    xxx

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    how do you write this under your name? :

    Founder- Cosa Nosetrahttp://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/4661
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    Re: Hints to avoid fake from eBay scumbags

    since i had one very costly experience with basenote sales place i would not generalize, online scamers are everywhere!!

    so the rule is :

    you are covered by 45 days pay pal window and NEVER...
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    SOTD 15 th May 2013 Wednesday

    good morning lovely people,

    i feel bad i was neglecting this part of the forum which is probably the most honest, and real part of the forum for perfume lovers,

    today i am wearing vintage Ubar,...
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    Re: Amouage homage soapy note?

    I agree with you, careful though on buying any of those online, just a friendly advice, i went through ordering from some sites where i got them unsealed, and it looked like small amount of liquid...
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    Re: Amouage homage soapy note?

    Hello kimo,

    As someone who investigated many amouage attars, and spent huge sums of money on it( above 1000 usd)
    I would have to agree with cacio and Homage beeing watered down now.

    The main...
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    SOTD 14th May 2013, TUESDAY

    hello happy people,

    why is basenotes slow today?.....

    wearing Sycomore.....to calm me down, no pictures today.....
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    Re: Amouage - Afrah Attar

    @ sultanpasha

    Well i just read you wore it in the summer and wanted to ask which summer did you have from January 2013, i know people can change their mind, just saw it recently....

    @ lpp what...
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    Re: Amouage - Afrah Attar

    amazing how one chnages his mind in a matter of months??

    this what i found what you wrote in january....


    sultanpasha
    sultanpasha - 14th January 2013, 01:18 PM


    Hey acer3 when i...
  16. Re: Chergui lovers in CONUS! Its time to buy it now! $64 bucks

    when i first time smelled it it reminded me of Black, Bvlgari....

    its nothing original there, its very longlasting esp on clothes....winter scent...so probably on discount now....and its very...
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    Re: Amouage - Afrah Attar

    oh so nice.....so mine were made there too?? cant wait to get that Jasmine and Badr al badour attar.....

    is someone selling Afrah? ....so far i could not find any info on Afrah....would you say it...
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    Re: Osmotheque visit and samples

    David this is from wiki:

    The original Eau de Cologne is a spirit-citrus perfume launched in Cologne in 1709 by Giovanni Maria Farina (1685–1766), an Italian perfume maker from Santa Maria Maggiore...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday May 11, 2013

    Thanks dear Whitefluffy:-) , did you see my roses picture from yesterday? Your roses garden was gorgeous.


    Evangeline nice picture!! Very artistic butt show:-) lol
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday May 11, 2013

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y490/iivanita/IMG_20130511_144008_zpsbc4f1756.jpg

    Beautiful iris from my gareden :-) anyone knows which one? Palida?

    Wearing Vanilia LArtisan, did not wear...
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    Re: Osmotheque visit and samples

    Lovely,

    But 4711 was always considered as a copy of the original koelnisch wasser? And it doesnt smell natural to me today as well:-) ?

    I am looking forward to testing modern and vintage jicky...
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    Re: SOTD—Friday, May 10, 2013

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y490/iivanita/IMG_20130510_181804_zpsefd46875.jpg

    I am in sync with the picture at least:-) , was wearing sycomore today !

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  23. Thread: Vero Mito

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    Re: Vero Mito

    Yes so true, her perfumes are all better, veeeeeeeery expensive though. And i figured it out, that same soapy note i found in Mito is much more pronounced in rubj edp, which i liked in the winter...
  24. Re: La via del profumo (Profumo.it). Which are the best scents for a 30yr old male?

    lol this made me lough :) thanks for that.....i dont know how a 23 year old human beign should look like other then quite young lol

    so profumo.it makes scents that concentrate on base notes...he...
  25. Re: NEW from Frédéric Malle, "Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle"

    i need to add after wearing it several times....it leans more on the masculine side to me :), amazingly! becasue first time i smelled it i was sure men would not love it , and it leans more to...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man Blind Buy

    Curious to know how you like it now? Do you think it smells soapy?:-) .......and do you wear it regularly:-)
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    Re: Osmotheque visit and samples

    Oh i have been wondering where you are:-)

    So lovely to hear......what interests me , what is the closest experience from all you have smelled to this what you tried now? Am curious:-) anything...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    lol everything is just a plant, even a beer and wine , coca too.....people who live in south America chew coca leaves every day, its normal for them.....it has some function there..

    this sounds...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 29th April 2013

    Dear Twolf, get well soon!!

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y490/iivanita/IMG_20130429_183549_zpsd3db3e15.jpg


    Sycomore + L feu d issay, really both gorgeous summer scents.....
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 28th April 2013

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y490/iivanita/IMG_20130428_164055_zps75ea4bab.jpg

    Homage Amouage :-) , for riding a bike
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    Re: Thoughts on Signature Scent: Good vs Bad?

    to me signature scent is the same as top 10 perfumes you would never want to be without :)

    it takes time (and "time" :)), to get knowing your taste really well,......i will always have few of my...
  32. Thread: Vero Mito

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    Re: Vero Mito

    Mito to me is on the same track as her previous scent Kiki....the lavender one, just this one is more complex, it does not have lavender as a note...and longevity is no issue here....

    i really...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 26 April 2013

    sooo many things to read today....:)

    i wore Sycomore and...got complimented!! around 3 pm, and i put it on 8 am.....it came from the boss!! i entered his room and he asked did you just put a...
  34. Re: I don't get you all sometimes, why buy something not wearable day to day?

    .......what you LOVE to wear the most you will own and wear day in day out for some period of time or you wont do it?......so the question is when you LOVE certain frag that much that you put it as...
  35. Re: Determining whether a fragrance is masculine or feminine.

    after a year and something i found my own scale........and this is the level of floral vs the lvl of smokey/bitter notes.....

    by that categorisation Sycomore is just slightly smokey, too little to...
  36. Re: I don't get you all sometimes, why buy something not wearable day to day?

    Cuir d Arabie, is no masculine at all, i have seen men and women equaly not liking it :)

    i wore it this winter from the sample i got, on my wool coat...and its perfect for that usage every day!...
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    Re: What fragrances have you worn day after day?

    i always do it!

    i can not imagine if i like one scent that much not to wear it the next day as well.....if i dont repeat it next day means i dont like it at the moment for some reason :)

    before...
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    Re: BBC documentary "Smell of the future"

    i have seen these at the beginning of my perfume journey....and then 1 year later (recently when i was thinking exstensively about perfume industry!) ...they say/show so many things between the lines...
  39. Re: Chart of Most Frequently Used Perfume Notes by Deborah Dolen

    .....i thought our tastes are much more versatile then they actually are :).....that would be nice to analyse how many different notes 1 person can be attracted to, in the top 3% of all perfumes they...
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    Re: Does Age Define Taste?

    I ve read the older people get the more they like chypre perfumes:-) , can not remember where i read this....


    So i am still young lol
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    Re: Alternatives to Clive Christian No.1

    I think costume nationale pour homme its 60 usd only and has clive christian lots of vibe!! Not sure if no 1 or one of their others but i think it was no 1
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday 23rd April, '13

    Odalisque for this warm spring time, it has salty green moss note,'very nice imitation.

    And l eau Chic for the evening, it has gorgeous sweet, minty geranium smell, mixed with chamomile, that...
  43. Re: Help! Confused by 'updates' in Little Book of Perfumes 100 Classics (Turin & Sanchez)

    My taste is more in synch with Luca then Tania :-) , i was guided by the book as well, until i developed my own scale:-) as Cacio says everything is different, there are differences between 2011 and...
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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    Thank you mumsy:-)

    Exactly it must be 100 % fun without the rest.....weighing + and - comes from the need to explain yourself to yourself when you are not sure:-) lol
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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    1. Perfumes are not important at all in life, so take it easy , you don't have to have perfect perfume collection, or feel enamoured with your frags....also you maybe own all modern stuff that are...
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    Re: change of heart with backups bottles

    Thank you for all the answers, i think i should have
    started another thread on question of loyalty , what was the scent that sticks with you the longest over the years and how many years is...
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    change of heart with backups bottles

    Am interested to hear did ever happen to you that you own 2-3 bottles of something and you stopped wearing it for a while, and then your taste changed...or you got bored?

    Interested to hear, which...
  48. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    a) You were a bit apprehensive about a huge and quite dressy evening ahead. There are people there you don't know well and you want to make a good impression but not show off. It would be a very...
  49. Re: NEW from Frédéric Malle, "Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle"

    I absolutely loved it at first sniff:-)

    I have never tried real sandalwood note, real Indian sandalwood, but was trying to imagine how it would smell like, the way it smells in Samsara dry down...
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    i got a chance to test this, was not aware of any information about this scent,

    i read somehwere it has some real musk in it so was curious to try it, since i also never smelled musk that doesnt...
  51. Re: what was the longest time ever you waited for....

    lol many men dont like it and i dont know why :) its feminine yes, but lovely sweet sandalwood note :)



    one month is so little to wait i feel now like waiting for Godot!!.....i asked for a...
  52. Re: what was the longest time ever you waited for....

    since you live in Australia i suppose those 3 months are still possible,

    i did not do any claim after 45 days cause i thought the seller would be upset.......i payed 10. february....seller asking...
  53. what was the longest time ever you waited for....

    perfume package to arrive from any transaction you did with perfumes:either swap, purchase, or somehting else


    wanted to know your experiences...and where would you say that things did not work...
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    Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5rGQFZkjE

    i love this chap:.

    Fumerie Hilaire, among others....have seen one video where he compares 6-7 different leather scents, and since i have not smelled...
  55. Poll: Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    i would choose Sycomore...becasue to my nose it has little more flesh, and is overall nicer composition,has some sweetness that makes it nice unisex....
    EN smells thiner but no less strong, and...
  56. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    Real snob lacks some knowledge about perfumes and his/her own taste or lacks taste in general so must copy and "go after" branded, well known names to feel he/she is buying value.

    i think since...
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    Re: Are our skins really that different?

    I agree we have different skins,like different eyes, don't see much of an issue there.and healthy organisms are all more similar to one another then different , that is my idea as well.......

    But...
  58. Re: What is the "correct" way to review a fragrance?

    I love reading reviews about perfumes i did not smell yet!! and love writing them when i finally smell them:-)

    but i think beeing honest is the best thing, then you add something to the...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 14th April 2013

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y490/iivanita/IMG_20130414_151056_zpsea4fca4a.jpg

    Hello folks,

    Spring has arrived here as well, was 20 degrees, so i took a picture :-)

    Insolence edp,...
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    Re: A little help please

    oh parfums de nicolai L eau CHic....is nice summer frag!! its very youthful uplifting....you can buy it from luckyscent i think 30ml 45 usd and 100ml is 115 usd :)

    if this was my sister i would...
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    Re: A little help please

    then i think she would love Liaisons dangereuses :) but this is unf more then 100 usd refill bottle.....

    another summer frag: Eau d Hiver.....Frederic Malle....

    for me its much easier to pick...
  62. Thread: Galbanum

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    Re: Galbanum

    thats how it smells to me too, like i smashed ivy with my hands and it gives that raw green plant smell, bitter, not soar ...dark green.... the opposite of a flower smell :)

    i am not sure where i...
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    Re: Vetiver / Ruh Khus / Khus Khus

    i love vetiver scents, and was almost sure when i try vetiver as single note i will like it :) but my sample smells
    earthy, rooty, and reminds me of a basement with potatoes in it....humid , cold,...
  64. Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Royal Aoud, Montale
    Liaisons dangereuses, by kilian
  65. Re: sick with fever, any perfume to soothe my senses?

    Btw i read here on basenotes that comme des garcons 1 st perfume was made to heal as well, headache and sinuses problems, when i read that it was easier for me to accept how it smells:-) , i thought...
  66. Re: sick with fever, any perfume to soothe my senses?

    The nature is the biggest and the oldest laboratory:-) that's why i like what mumsy writes.
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    Re: Are our skins really that different?

    i did notice that in general perfumes can only smell worse on my skin then on the blotter never the other way around, if a perfume is bad it will never smell nice to me on skin :).....it seems like...
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    Re: The Great Reformulation Debate.

    I am little amazed that members since 2008, 2009 talk about reformulations in 2013:-) , obviously top 5 most widely used basenotes materials are synthetics and can not be used real stuff as they...
  69. Thread: Ambrocenide

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    Ambrocenide

    Ambrocenide is a new fragrance ingredient chemical from Symrise with a powerful Amber-Woody odor profile. (2010)

    Its extremely powerful chemical, widely used in all sorts of cosmetic products( deo...
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    Re: Nagarmotha / Cyperus

    Nagarmotha (Cypriol) Essential Oil

    Fine Perfumery Grade. Woody, deep, with smoky notes of leather. Adds a distinctive and interesting note to masculine or unisex perfumes.

    Nagarmotha, also...
  71. Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan (my impression and my thoughts)

    Ok thanks, i am not familiar with cumin yet, have read on some places of that karo beeing part of Timbuktu, so i took that as a missing part for that sweet smell
    , and have googled...
  72. Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan (my impression and my thoughts)

    Oh this is one of my favourites and most worn scents, i used 40ml so far within 1 year of owning it , among my other 20+ bottles:-)

    When i first tried it i thought its so original and subtle...
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    :p

    i hope your wife can use some of those too :) lol....what is her favourite?

    just saw it you have Amouage Gold??? in oil?? what is that?
  74. Re: Chart of Most Frequently Used Perfume Notes by Deborah Dolen

    sooo lovely .... look at the place of patchouly only 6th :), and then vetiver, top 5 all 100% synthetics....

    i dont even know what cassis is :) never came across it!

    i think pepper and spices...
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    when i recieve my 2 attars i will make a picture as well of my quartet collection lol :)

    lovely!!!! i use wooden boxes for my samples :)

    you kept a secret which one you own Sultanpasha! :)
    ...
  76. Re: Coromandel by Chanel (Review and First Impression by noirdrakkar)

    Nice, detailed review, thank you!!!

    As for me Coromandel did not seem all too original as well, because of that vanilla sweetness you mention, and i completely ignored it but later, i discovered...
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    Re: Nutty old Mitsouko

    Lovely post Rubegon,

    I have just EDT sample i got from Cacio,it is vintage but dont know the year, and PDT 5 ml decant i bought from one BNer, Shalimar i have all 3 concentrations: EDC, EDT, and...
  78. Thread: Oakmoss

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    Re: Oakmoss

    Oh now i understand why oakmoss perfumes are called woody:-) and not green.....

    Oakmoss i got from dear BNer:-) (thank you), is olive oil green, oily as well tincture....opens up very raw like...
  79. Thread: Frankincense

    by iivanita
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    Re: Frankincense

    The last one mumsy you mention:-) smells gorgeous to me, warm-soft, a bit kind of vague, not strong, and citrus note is not prominent nor sharp, its just very light, it almost smells musky, but not...
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    Re: Nutty old Mitsouko

    The edt i have smells very masculine to me too, and very different then edp, thinner and sharp, peachy note is only at the beginning there,where it smells nice! so until i tried edp i was not so...
  81. Thread: Rose 31

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    Re: Rose 31

    :embarassed::embarassed:

    Lol, no problem

    Not even that i think i mixed this up with Rosam, i was trying this on the same day as Rose 31......and remember Rose 31 was very light, hardly...
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    Re: Montale watered down??

    the same thing happened to Amouage.........thanks for posting!!! its good to observe those trends and be aware of it
  83. Thread: Ambrette seed

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    Ambrette seed

    Ambrette seed or Musk seed
    from www.grassrootsoilsandherbs.com:
    Ambrette oil is pale yellow, with an enchanting aroma described variously as sweet, rich, warm, musky, fatty and nutty, with floral...
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    lol they have all right then to claim they use ambergris in perfume :)

    BAgreat those % indicate concentration not the exact ratio of it in perfume

    here is about Hedione what i took out from...
  85. Thread: Rose 31

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    Re: Rose 31

    this is not Rose at all......its amazing becasue the rose shows up at the begining, and fades away completely half way....thats why i think it appeals to men so much! if this was real rose scent men...
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    Lovely topic,

    I have learned CkOne has loads of hedione, Timbuktu has some norlimbanol, Mitsouko has some synthetic that gives it peachy note, forgot the name(still vintage Mitsouko has loads of...
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    Re: Nutty old Mitsouko

    I think there are many fake bottles, by fake i mean not that perfume at all, esp. among opened bottles, i had a luck to get 2 out of 2 such shalimars on ebay , one was from UK, and third Shalimar i...
  88. Re: Why are female scents so much more expensive than male?

    Yes xmas time counts for 2/3 of yearly sales!......recently there were several threads that covered the cost of perfumes topic in general,that have these words in the subject:
    Most natural and most...
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    Re: Nutty old Mitsouko

    I agree with Larimar in a way that old Mitsouko smells very natural, that is what i like about Mitsouko so much, i dont smell peaches so much, but more something earthy spicy like its galbanum, its...
  90. Re: My second bottle of Amouage came in the mail today...Epic Man

    No fragnet cut the rope:-) lol......
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    Re: A guy needs help

    I love L eau Shalimar initial edt, its beautiful damascene rose iris combo!

    Liaisons dangereuses by Killian, is gorgeous pear-rose....very unique, fresh, young scent

    I wore full bottle of...
  92. Re: My second bottle of Amouage came in the mail today...Epic Man

    Ooh aaaaaall of them,i am waiting for my 2 to arrive, but from male perspective.....i have heard nice words for Bahjah, Badr al badour(supposed to be strong oudh)......Asrar, Tayyiba, some...
  93. Re: My second bottle of Amouage came in the mail today...Epic Man

    Lol change1 :-) keep us informed......congratulations, you are on a real shopping spree:-) , save something for attars, they are better imo

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    jive this is as you would say...
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    Re: Booze, smoke and leather

    Fougere Bengale:-) yellow brown coloured one
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    Re: What by Diptyque deserves most attention?

    my favourite is L Eau de Tarroco- its great citrus frag, i love it.......its warm citrus...and so nicely balanced...perfect summer frag!

    Eau Lente i see is many favourite- to me its just too...
  96. Re: Dior - J'Adore. Pear-based fragrances for men

    By Killian Liaisons dangereuses.......you have to try it:-) , when i first smelled it i was sure this is pear:-) , many say peach, plum,....and i disagree, it may be some aromatic apple ?

    I read...
  97. Re: Amouage DIA extrait and PdN pour homme discontinued

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y490/iivanita/IMG_20130330_160150_zpsc071961a.jpg

    swapped, thank you!!!
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    Mike and you never reported on that Chilum? Have you tried it? i love your thread , its very good!!! and agree on benzoin:-) , the same it does on me, and agree on many of your other observations! I...
  99. Re: what makes clive christian scents so expensive?

    Profit margin:-)

    Perfumes are like a religion:-) you choose what to believe in:-) ........very few now days use all naturals, or predominantly naturals, you can notice those if they smell weird,...
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    Re: Question about reformulated fragrances

    I agree. Its unfair completely.

    So the best advice is treat perfumes like wine, they vary greatly and trust noone but nose:-) ......once everything gets synthetic there will be no batch variations...
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