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  1. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    Translation of the Elisabeth de Feydeau article linked by etoile above:

    "L'Orpheline by Serge Lutens

    The most recent creation from Serge Lutens is inspired by ashes.

    Between fire and dust,...
  2. Most Outrageous Ingredient You've Ever Encountered

    So, it turns out on closer inspection that "black orris" and "black sandalwood" are real things that exist in the world. But what is the most totally outrageous, over-the-top or clearly fabricated...
  3. Re: A bit early but what's on your Christmas wish list?:D

    Hmmm...

    I've just fallen head over heels for vintage Après L'Ondée, Diorama and Diorissimo. Those please? Some vintage Cuir de Russie while we're on a roll, and seeing as I'm in fantasy land...
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    Re: Today I Bought - July 2012

    @zubi, the name of your wonderful online suppliers please!

    After an impressive period of abstention, I took advantage of the free worldwide delivery code at FragranceNet (SAWF7, people!) and...
  5. Re: Pain in the Butt Bottles to Open... Carlos Santana for One

    Okay, this is going to sound daft, but I'm often thwarted by Lolita Lempicka and L by Lolita Lempicka for the opposite reason: they look like they might be uncap-able, but there's no cap there in the...
  6. Re: Your Top 3 cheapie-frags for Spring & Summer ?

    Your selection nails it :smiley: Though must say I've never found the Sisley or Guerlain for so cheap. So I'll substitute them with Dior Dune (which I get heavily discounted) and Moschino I Love...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2012

    Most worn in April by fragrance

    x6 Fat Electrician

    x3 Le Male

    x2 Dirty, Habanita, Knize Ten, Mitsouko

    Single Wears: Antiheros, Beyond Paradise, CdG 2 Man, Chanel No. 18, cK one, C&S No....
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Anais Anais - a blast from 2006 / 2007 specifically. Soapy delightful!
  9. Re: Most worn in March and the First Quarter of 2012

    Most worn in March by fragrance

    x4 Dzing!, Habanita
    x2 Pour Un Homme, Tea Rose, Tocade, Encre Noire

    Single wears: Ambre Sultan, Antiheros, Bottega Veneta, Dirty, Drole de Rose, Dune, Eau de...
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    Re: Most worn in February 2012

    Most worn in February by fragrance

    x5 Ambre Sultan

    x4 Caron Pour Un Homme

    x2 Fat Electrician, French Lover, Grey Flannel, Habanita, Muscs Koublai Khan, Tea Rose, Tubereuse Criminelle
    ...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Oh I really crave vintage Poison for tomorrow! But I have a long day of talks (enclosed spaces) and performances (respect for cast members essential)... I've been very into my Dune lately too, so...
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    Re: Pick ONE Lutens Exclusive.

    My one Lutens would be MKK. Or out of the exclusive-only scents, Sarrasins.
  13. Signed up and looking forward to it. Hurrah!

    Signed up and looking forward to it. Hurrah!
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    Re: Most worn in January 2012

    @ Evangeline, I got the urge to wear Dune on a cold winter's day last week and was instantly transported to summer. The power of scent!

    Here are my stats for January:

    Most worn in January by...
  15. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    N is for Nahema by Guerlain
  16. Re: Most worn on December, 4th Quarter and the year 2011

    I am sooo late on the bandwagon here, but thought I'd better post my final 2011 stats before January's stats are due in!

    Most worn in December by fragrance

    x11 Habanita
    x4 Muscs Koublai Khan...
  17. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    Y is for Yvresse by YSL
  18. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    E is for Encens Flamboyant by Annick Goutal
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    Sables or Bois Farine...

    I'll wait for March to spring for Le Temps d'Une Fete and Oxford & Cambridge.

    And must sadly wait for a windfall before splurging on Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vanille...
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    Re: Post your 3 favorite Frederic Malle's

    Vétiver Extraordinaire - THE vetiver of my dreams: angular, sparkling, incredible
    Une Rose - plush, masterful impression of the flower
    Lys Méditerranée - lilies, blooms, leaves, stems and all, in...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Favourite discoveries of 2011... hmm... so many to choose from! Mine have to be Muscs Koublai Khan, Habanita, Oxford & Cambridge and Fat Electrician. Lolita Lempicka, Colony, Bandit, Sarrasins,...
  22. Re: If you can make love to only one fragrance, which one would it be?

    Habanita
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Muscs Koublai Khan for me! A fragrance constantly on the verge of being indecent, I think TS sums it up perfectly as capturing the "soupy warmth of two beneath a quilt" :)

    Happy Christmas week,...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Oooh, great! You must tell me what you think of it Foustie!

    For tomorrow's synch I'll be in Hypnotic Poison, which as well as my favourite Poison is one of my all-time favourite frags. Yum yum...
  25. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    K is for Knize Ten by Knize
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I synched today in Hermes Elixir Des Merveilles, which gets 3 stars from LT, but a scathing review: "acts reassuringly old, wearing Granny's vast sapphire ring at the first ball of the season." Old?!...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    A little Lutens splurge to celebrate an unexpected early payday...

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/serge-lutens-muscs-koublai-khan.jpg
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    Re: Most worn in November?

    Most worn in November by fragrance

    x8 Caron Pour Un Homme

    x4 Lolita Lempicka, Omnia

    x3 Fat Electrician, Hypnotic Poison

    x2 Azzaro Pour Homme, Bois Farine, French Lover, Mitsouko, Rossy de...
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    I couldn't agree with you more!



    Oh, amen sister. And I really think that, however much you agree or disagree with TS and LT's verdicts, you have to hand it to them for phrasing their...
  30. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    U is for Une Rose by Frederic Malle
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    Re: 1 and ONLY 1

    Mitsouko - one spray and I feel like I'm wearing silky knickers and expensive furs. Classy AND fun! However much I love other frags, this one just seems to be in a league all of its own.
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    Re: Most wearable immortelle?

    +1 for 1740 Marquis de Sade. A real work of art IMO.

    Love Sables too, but have never had the pleasure of giving it a full wear. I find it to be quite a foody immortelle (in a Persian...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Finally ordered myself some of the gorgeous Habanita - 125ml bottle, which I think is a splash rather than a spray? Anyway, it's so retro fabulous and I'm counting on it to cheer me up through many a...
  34. Re: Just for fun.. Help me pick out for my weekend trip to London.

    Equipage! :)
  35. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    I is for Idole by Lubin
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    Re: Signature Scent Suggestions??

    WHATTTT? Jasmine has been banned? I can't even begin to compute this fact. :undecided:



    Sounds awesome! I've never smelled the vintage and apparently the effect is different - LT has it that...
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    Re: Signature Scent Suggestions??

    You love leather and jasmine, and a touch of raunch: what do you think of Sarrasins? I know you hate your SL counter, but I had to ask as it seems so obvious!

    Another spectacular fragrance that...
  38. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    B is for Baudelaire by Byredo
  39. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    T is for Tea Rose by Perfumers Workshop
  40. Re: Survey - Which fragrance smells closest to literal feces?

    Argh! Hilarious Rüssel! Hilarious and gross! :grin:
  41. Re: Best Fragrance for Grief or a Broken Heart?

    Thank you, beautiful BNers, for your wonderful suggestions. You guys make me smile with your touching and witty posts.

    Lots of good ideas to distract my mind from the heartache, and wise advice...
  42. Best Fragrance for Grief or a Broken Heart?

    The title says it all... I've just had my heart broken by someone I deeply cared for, who was fleetingly mine and now is gone, lost to the other side of the world. Mexico, to be precise. In typically...
  43. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    I is for Iris Gris by Jacques Fath
  44. Re: Survey - Which fragrance smells closest to literal feces?

    Czech & Speake Cuba smells of actual shit to me too and, to my nose, that note sadly doesn't fade with time.

    I think the OP's question is perfectly legit. Some luscious frags have strong fecal...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    WOW! Enjoy :cheesy:

    I went on a little binge this morning and purchased:

    http://www.lamora.co.uk/images/FragranceLadies/BvlgariOmniaLadiesEDP.jpg
    ...
  46. Re: New Fragrance: Anyone smelled The Body Shop White Musk Libertine?

    Ooh, thanks kewart, I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I think you're all being too hard on yourselves - Mumsy, you could easily go with any one of those suggestions and beat my choice to a pulp! I guess this is bit of an "artistic" interpretation of the...
  48. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    S is for Sycomore by Chanel
  49. Re: The fragrances that brings you back only sad memories

    I recently fell for a Mexican boy who goes home to Guadalajara next week and takes my heart with him. When we got together I wore Tocade and Dzing! which I suppose will always remind me of him - he...
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    Re: Most worn in October?

    Most worn in October by fragrance:

    x7 Tocade
    x6 Caron Pour Un Homme
    x4 Ambre Sultan
    x3 Chergui, Dzing!
    x2 Bvlgari Black, Don't Get Me Wrong Baby I Don't Swallow, Drole de Rose, Dune, Fat...
  51. New Fragrance: Anyone smelled The Body Shop White Musk Libertine?

    Hello ladies,

    Has anyone had the chance to sniff the new White Musk Libertine EdP/EdT from The Body Shop? What's the verdict and how does it compare to the original and current versions of TBS...
  52. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    A is for A La Nuit by Serge Lutens
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    In synch in French Lover, described by Pierre Bourdon as possessing "a vegetal animality", relevant to the synch because it has always smelled raunchy to me in a male-skin stormy-sky dirty-unmade-bed...
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    Re: The Best Vanilla Colognes

    Hermes Hermessence Vanille Galante (as LT points out though, its vanilla note is odd and mimics lilies... and is brilliant for it)
  55. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    I is for Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Oh dear, I've been extremely unrestrained and bought Bandit 50ml EdP
    http://www.liberty.co.uk/pws/images/catalogue/products/ss09pigu656001199-assorted/large/ss09pigu656001199-assorted.jpg

    and...
  57. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    A is for Angeliques Sous La Pluie by Editions Frederic Malle
  58. Thank you so much for sharing your...

    Thank you so much for sharing your once-in-a-lifetime experience here Red. I always enjoy your rich and thought-provoking writing, but this really was a treat! Here's hoping that these wonderful,...
  59. Oh, high hopes for this. Can't wait to sample.

    Oh, high hopes for this. Can't wait to sample.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Synching this morning in Vivienne Westwood Let It Rock - lemon vanilla oriental that smells a lot like Shalimar to my nose. Later I might spritz on a bit of Moschino Cheap and Chic I Love Love, my...
  61. Am I the only one who thinks the stiletto heel...

    Am I the only one who thinks the stiletto heel bottle top looks like a calla lily?
  62. I don't normally go ga-ga for packaging and...

    I don't normally go ga-ga for packaging and highbrow concepts, but I LOVE THIS! Snail on a bottle? About bloody time. Bottled midnight, where have you been all my life? I hope this doesn't disappoint!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    An uncharacteristically girly designer splurge to cheer up this cloudy day...

    L de Lolita Lempicka EdP 30ml
    http://reviewperfumes.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6.4588124529E+13.jpg

    Nina Ricci...
  64. I LOVE Chandler Burr! Thank you so much Grant for...

    I LOVE Chandler Burr! Thank you so much Grant for posting this fabulous talk.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Finally in synch, at the end of a long day, in vintage Ysatis - now THAT's what I call perfume. Mmmmm.
  66. Re: Most worn in September and Third Quarter?

    Most worn in September by fragrance:

    x7 Caron Pour Un Homme

    x5 Fat Electrician

    x3 Ambre Sultan, Kelly Caleche

    x2 Vanille Galante, Baudelaire, Beyond Paradise, Boxeuses, Chergui, Cinema,...
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    Re: Byredo M/Mink

    Please add to the database, this fragrance is craving reviews and ratings.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    http://www.theperfumeshop.com/pws/images/catalogue/products/3705/large/3705.jpg

    Blind buy! And

    http://www.haironthebrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Caron-Pour-Un-Homme.jpg

    200ml back-up...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Hmm, for the Unsung Treasures synch this Friday I'll be choosing between Ysatis, Flora Bella and A Travers le Miroir. Or I might go crazy wild and pick one of my own "unsung treasures" Oxford &...
  70. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    P is for Pamplelune by Guerlain
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I was in synch in Bvlgari Back, one of only two Italian scents I own (including samples)! Shocked to find this the case, must set to rights immediately... :D
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    Re: Oud 27

    Though I've not yet tried it, I think Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie sounds awesome.

    Cacio, your description matches up with Luca Turin's, and as I tend by and large to agree with his olfactory...
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    Re: Female frags - how many of you men use them regularly ?

    My apologies, gents, for once again gatecrashing your forum. But then I'm a woman who enjoys a good masculine frag as much as the next chap... and all this makes for fascinating reading.



    I...
  74. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    L is for Loulou by Cacharel
  75. Re: An argument with a Sales Clerk ~ A guy testing Midnight Poison EDP for himself

    yes!
  76. L'Artisan Parfumeur - Missing Fragrances

    L'Artisan Parfumeur frags currently missing from the directory:

    Al Oudh
    L'Eau d'Ambre Extrême
    Traversée du Bosphore
    Vanille Absolument

    Also their entire Mon Numéro range.

    Thanks
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    Re: SERGE LUTENS - Jeux de Peau

    Please oh please add Jeux de Peau soon.

    And I think it's Unisex rather than Masculine.

    Other Serge Lutens scents missing:

    Vitriol d'Oeilliet
    De Profundis

    Thank you!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I'm in Beyond Paradise, or the "rainbow nipple" as Tania Sanchez calls it.

    http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/images/products/311x311/1YM4_311x311.jpg

    I really admire this frag without loving it, and...
  79. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    G is for Gucci Pour Homme II by Gucci
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    "Your Most Worn..."

    You know that little box in the lower right hand window you see when you post your SotD? The one that lists "Your Most Worn"? Well, I wondered, what does yours read right now?

    Mine says:

    ...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I'm traveling through the West Country on Friday so planning ahead for my synch... I'll be luxuriously in vintage Bel-Ami. Hoping for a rainy, windswept day to set it off. Have great weekends all! :)
  82. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    F is for Farnesiana by Caron
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lubin Black Jade

    :grin: Right as always Red!
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Serge Lutens out of these?

    Chergui - hay, tobacco, heaven. I don't find it sweet or syrupy, but warm, dry and comforting.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Either Tea Rose or Vanille Gallante (as LT points out, a lily soliflore!) for me today I reckon... Happy Friday peeps :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: New Fragrance: Diesel Loverdose

    :shocked::grin: Just not sure how I'd cope with that!

    I personally find the bottle a little sinister - looks more like heart being stabbed with a dagger than pierced by an arrow if you ask me. I...
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    Re: Hypnotic Poison!

    Isn't it just the best? So glad you've found love. ;)
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I LOVE THIS IDEA LET'S DO IT PLEASE ahem. got carried away, apologies. I generally adore any creative synchs like this, they're so much fun and offer so many possibilities. Plus it's always cool to...
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    Re: Elie Saab Le Parfum

    Elie Saab is Lebanese, not Israeli. But no matter, you're absolutely right about the baklava. The honey and floral notes give exactly that impression. Dense and really yummy. High-calorie synthetic...
  90. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    H is for Habanita by Molinard
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    Re: best scent experience in Paris?

    Serge Lutens at the Salons du Palais-Royal Shiseido, 25 Rue de Valois, right next door to the Louvre:

    http://g.co/maps/v7qx

    And you can stroll through the fabulous Jardin des Tuileries...
  92. Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    E is for Elixir des Merveilles by Hermes
  93. Re: The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    Amen to that.
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    Re: Horrible smelling experience

    How mean! It's so sad to hear how ungenerous in spirit some people can be. They should have known that you were in the market to buy, and very likely repeatedly, by your interest in sampling their...
  95. Re: Fake fake fake.....fake fake fake..... Fake from ebay (Disco Version-Creed SMW)

    adonis LOL at "Silver Fountain Daughter"



    heperd, welcome to the house of Serge! It's a better place to be. ;)

    Incidentally, I've always had wonderful experiences buying fragrances via...
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    Poll: Re: Just what is the best Mugler?

    Mugler Cologne. Then Angel. Both extraterrestrially innovative.
  97. Re: Fake fake fake.....fake fake fake..... Fake from ebay (Disco Version-Creed SMW)

    :grin: Love it! And yes, he could well be saying anything here, including "eBay". Brings to mind a video that pokes fun at Robert Plant's idiosyncratic pronunciation:...
  98. Re: Game - Choose the Tomorrow's SOTD of the person above you

    blackened, I say tomorrow you wear Fuel for Life Pour Homme... yum yum yummy!

    Come on chaps, let's keep playing :)
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    Re: Most worn in August?

    Ok lovelies...

    Most worn in August by fragrance

    x4 Dzing!, Tea Rose

    x3 Chergui, Dune, La Haie Fleurie du Hameau, Le Male, Le Temps d'Une Fete, Caron Pour Un Homme, Tocade, Yatagan

    x2...
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    Re: candy floss

    Seeing as it has been (tragically, shockingly) discontinued, I'd suggest doing what what I did and ordering a small decant from The Perfumed Court to see if you like it before scouring the net for...
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