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  1. Re: D.S. & Durga's Limited Edition "Jazmin Yucatan"

    Jazmine Yucat疣 still wafting out from the strip. My partner says she likes it even better now(she’s smells what I called woody metallic but and she understands what I mean but she gets something...
  2. Re: D.S. & Durga's Limited Edition "Jazmin Yucatan"

    I love the top notes. The Jasmine is lovely. There’s a humid effect (maybe caused by the “water” note?) that’s very pleasing upfront. But there’s something in the base which bugged me when I pulled...
  3. Re: D.S. & Durga's Limited Edition "Jazmin Yucatan"

    I’m stopping in tonight and I will definitely report back by morning!
  4. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I’m loving reading these impressions. Sounds like Triad is going to be epic. Made OS will deepen with age? I still have some of the original Vetiver Nocturne and damp/earthy are definitely...
  5. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you値l love these)

    Tonight I’m wearing Racine. Starts off super raunchy animal smells. Now Labdanum coming out to play.
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Wearing a little bit of my dwindling sample of Bad City again today. Man this one is great.
  7. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you値l love these)

    Full wearing of Tsuga 2 now... applied heavy... clean oceanic pine opening... lots of crispy lemony incense in with the pine... frankincense maybe? Smells like real incense resin(not the smoky...
  8. ISO Emperor Hind from Dixit & Zak

    I知 looking for either a Full Bottle or decant of The now sold out Emperor Hind from D&Z.

    Thanks!
  9. Re: What are your thoughts on L'artisan DZING!!???

    Very interesting, SixCats! I’d guess there’s something to it. My partner of the last ten years is a well regarded food documentarian(over 250 films with new food artisans) and she’s definitely an...
  10. Re: 25% Off Flash Sale at Twisted Lily!

    I thought maybe that was the case so I did it again with one item. Still not 25%

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    It is a shame that they’re going out of business. I live near there, go in a fair amount. Used to buy a...
  11. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you値l love these)

    Received my package today. Very different attar style than what I’m used to(Sultan Pasha, Ensar, ALD, Amouage)... maybe a slightly lighter concentration? Tsuga Musk 2 is very pleasant and light musk...
  12. Re: What are your thoughts on L'artisan DZING!!???

    It’s certainly a testament to how differently we all smell the same scents and how we can all smell them differently over time. Dzing used to be animalic glue (to me) and Black was vanilla rubber... ...
  13. Re: 25% Off Flash Sale at Twisted Lily!

    Has anyone else noticed that when you check out and apply coupons at twisted lily, it’s never the full discount they promise? This one says 25% and it gives me closer to 15% off. I’ve tried the same...
  14. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    I also agree that it will probably be attar versions of sold out compositions. Malik al Taif would be awesome. I’d definitely consider Oud luwak though I have a bottle.
  15. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wow, now I’m really excited to receive my Triad.
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Nightingale and Civet are both wonderful on women... my girl wears Squid occasionally. I think Moth is the perfect “goth girl” scent(but I also wear it). Haha.
  17. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This fragrant rice y’all is making me hungry. I got the shipping notice yesterday for the new scents.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I got it as a sample in my last batch. Very nice... smells more like tobacco leaf than Tabac Grande, which is still a favorite of mine. My partner LOVED the Tabacaurum on me. I liked it a lot but—...
  19. Re: What are your thoughts on L'artisan DZING!!???

    Love Dzing and definitely see why it gets compared to Black but Dzing has a lot more going on.
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    Re: Emperor Hind by Dixit & Zak

    Still sad I missed out on trying this one. Looks fun.
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    This may be my favorite of this line. Really lovely. Strangely I DO get lots of green mango. At least at first.
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This 100%. I found the actual lotus in it to show up as VERY sweet when I sampled on the back of my hand. But when I applied with a heavy dose to the crook of my arm, it wasn’t very sweet and I found...
  23. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you値l love these)

    I ordered Tsuga II, beyond the hills 2, Racine, sessile, zenith imperial. Excited for them to arrive.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I’ve seen the comparison, but Thichila is much more Aromatic than the attar which seems muddled now. But I’m wondering if it’ll just click one of these days.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I’ve been wearing the attar Narasimha for a few days, now... still don’t have a handle on it. I’ve heard people enjoy it more as they get used to it.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I quite like EO2!

    On another note, I turned to my partner last night and said, “Oh shit, perfume drama is going dooooooown” and I swear she almost left me.
  27. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    All good points. The best value is Strifeknot splits.
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I grabbed a 9.5ml of Triad and Oud Sinharaja. Samples are $60 to me and have so little in them that I took a plunge. It’s a gamble! We’ll see what happens...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Will Strifeknot do a split? The world needs to know!
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    Re: Any fans of MFK Oud Satin Mood?

    My lady is wearing it in bed next to me right now and it’s great. Sweet, comforting, a little bit sexy.

    I like Oud and Silk for me.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I got the email and came straight here with my popcorn. I guess Ensar knows controversy sells!
  32. Re: What are some uncommon fragrances, in your opinion?

    Ordered a bunch today because of your praise!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I’m wearing Cheval now and it’s just incredible. Even better than the “demo” version. Seriously the best animalic oud Rose I’ve ever worn.
  34. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Very interesting about the Triad name. As a musician, I went the other way: a triad is a set of three notes that can be stacked vertically in thirds. one of the most simple chords. So I see a...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Cheval is my favorite thing he’s done since Aurum D’anghkor—- I like it even more than Juriah and I think it’s just a stunning taif Rose animalic that growls more than any I’ve smelled(while still...
  36. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Triad doesn’t look very floral
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    Another Oud in the new collection!!!
  38. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I’d have to guess that Dmitry isn’t counting the Bouya as an Oud, for whatever reason, hence the Triad name. I’d guess it’s why he just calls it Bouya here and not Bouya Oud like he has other times....
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Yes sorry. I just saw the quality of my pic. Prin Lomos does Strangers, Prissana and Pryn perfumes.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    I hope the Valerian character isn’t too strong... Valerian gives me a strong retching reaction.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    “Tentatively: End of April”
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

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    Top notes:
    Chamomile, A軋 Berry, Lavender, Violet Leaf

    Heart:
    Marigold, Beeswax, Anise, Jatamansi, Cumin, Jasmine

    Base:
    Hay, Frankincense, Myrrh, Mushroom, Oakmoss, Vanilla, Tonka
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Prin Lomos!!! SLOTH!

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore MeM today because Gardoni calls MeM the palindrome perfume and today was 02/02/2020.
  45. Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    Last time I went, it was the new ones up at the counter... vet noct 19, Oud max 19, sir Winston, Zemfira... they probably have lucky Oud now since it’s exclusive.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    So I ordered directly from Prissana on the 8th of January and got a message that it shipped on the 9th. Now that it’s the 30th, should I be concerned? I don’t know how long it usually takes for...
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    Re: Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    Definitely settles to more of a Vetiver than a woody amber on my skin but woody notes tend to fade on me.

    As far as it not smelling very Gardoni, it definitely reminds me of several of the scents...
  48. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    I’d look into the Japanese house of Di Ser... ouds done in clean, refined incense styles
  49. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    I’m so happy for you wood&leather. Wear it in good health.
  50. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wearing the Walimah Attar I ordered from sealed essence today(thanks to this thread). Leans WAY more masculine than the extrait. Almost like they jumped straight to the heart notes. I find it more...
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    Re: Di Ser

    I just got a bit of Keman, which I believe one of our own basenotes members had a hand in creating. Lovely: floral, lightly oudy with a nice bracing mint/yuzu/shiso blast up front. Really cool and...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    This sounds incredible! Lots of people are surely sad they missed out(me included but I am pretty broke).
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Woah! Great collection. Some that I’ve never even heard of.

    My collection so far of SPA is Aurum D’Agkhor, Tabac Grande, Etude en Fougere, Fougere Noir, Encens Chypre, Vetiver Blanc, l’heure...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    I’d say I still prefer EO1,2 & Iris Ghalia. But it is very nice. Though for the price I wish the performance was a bit longer & stronger. Or maybe I mean: the performance is fine... JUST BRING DOWN...
  55. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    The fun part about Real Authentic Oud is the more you push the envelope on “what kind of Oud you like/don’t like” the more it changes. I used to think L’oudh was where my line stopped, now I’m not...
  56. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Juriah, Thebes and Equilibre from Sultan Pasha
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    Re: Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    Ahhh good to hear, thrilledchilled. I’m not the only one who enjoys it, in all its Gardoni glory.
  58. Re: House of matriarch orca and eagle wood opinions?

    Love most House of Matriarch scents, especially Black No 1, Destrier, and Epiphany. Orca is a bit challenging for some(all the salty natural ambergris) and eaglewood challenging for others(natural...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Accidentally sprayed a double shot of Koh I Nor by Areej and ended up at the gym about two-three hours later. I definitely cleared a row of treadmills before realizing what was going on and excusing...
  60. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks! I just picked up a bottle!
  61. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    With a bigger spray today I get more of the opening challenging Oud that you mentioned here, wood&leather!!! I see what you mean now. Initially my first sample was all Tonka and sweet thai lotus but...
  62. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I’d probably go with Oud Monarch. I think it’s easily on of his best. Not very animalic but a nice sweet/spicy Oud. From what you’ve said, you probably wouldn’t like Oud Maximus, though I think it’s...
  63. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    I personally find it MORE floral than Bortnikoff’s Vetiver Nocturne but in a different way and supported with more musk. You may get a different impression. Do you have some on the way to you? I...
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    Re: Reference Musk, Civet, and Castoreum

    1000 is so unbelievably great. I have less than 5ml of vintage and it痴 WOW. Is the modern version quite changed? Anyone know? Even in the vintage I smell little civet but my mom wore Joy, Bandit...
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Sheba attar by Rising Phoenix. Very nice with Taif Rose and natural civet, ambergris, musk, sandalwood and a touch of Cambodi Oud. It’s nice but I think I slightly prefer Sheikh Khalifa Attar with...
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    Re: Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    I think that’s a great comparison. And, yes, I think the bottle is a miss, unfortunately. Niche seems like a tough world and a big segment of its buyers want a beautiful package. The founder seems...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    First wearing of Tigerlust. Definitely get the EO1 opening but it’s even closer to the Sultan Leather Attar version in my humble opinion. Then the EO2 musk rears it’s head. Fruity undertones of Iris...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I’m very excited about this one. I wish I had waited just two more weeks to make my latest order. Would’ve added it.
  69. Re: OEill鑽es - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    I’m really loving it as well and I finally see why people give it a Maai comparison(I had just never sprayed enough to get the sweet glow over the moss). Weirdly, I get some similarities to Sixes &...
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    Re: Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    I will give one word of warning: the very first spray is very misleading!!! The first spray/10 seconds of this fragrance seem candysweet and feminine(almost a young girl’s perfume). I’m still...
  71. Re: OEill鑽es - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    I really love this scent and don’t necessarily agree with you but DAMN that was great line ��
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    Re: Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    I have to say, from my first wearing I absolutely love it. If you ever wondering what a Gardoni Vetiver would smell like, this is it. Warm and cool at the same time. The minty top note is balanced...
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    Re: Khiel's Original Musk

    I think it’s absolutely amazing. Love musks, natural and clean. This is my favorite clean musk(maybe right after Bruno Acamparo)
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    Re: Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    Just received a sample of this. Will test it in a bit and give some impressions.
  75. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    My favorite place to wear something interesting that evolves, especially Attars or other scents that wear close!
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    Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    A new house, Berceuse, is launching with its first scent composed by Bogue痴 Antonio Gardoni. It痴 called Allegretto 7.2 and this is what the brand has to say about it:


    滴ow does melancholy...
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    Re: Tauer L'Oudh

    I agree this one is perfect when it’s perfect(that seems to be a crisp rainy day for me, while I open the windows but stay inside).
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Tuscan Leather
    Ombr leather 18
    Oud Wood
    Grey Vetiver
    Tobacco Vanille
    Black orchid
    Fucking Fabulous
    Minis of Italian Cypress, Fougere D誕rgent, beau du jour and lost cherry
  79. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Who needs a tinfoil hat when you can surround your head with tin cans of rive gauche?
  80. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hey Melv—

    What were your impressions? Obviously the price of all the naturals and things make the cost on these borderline obscene(many of us on here only get splits). But you have samples from...
  81. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I liked it! Really refined Japanese incense scent. Very light for the $1,400 price tag but lovely heady. Reminds me of some of the higher grades of ensar ouds that I’ve sampled but with added citrus...
  82. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    Probably antiquity for me. But not a no-brainer “safe” blind buy.
  83. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    So I got two samples of lucky Oud from Luckyscent today and I either got something completely different that’s marked wrong or I have 180 different experience than wood&leather. I get a super sweet...
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    Re: Winter Wears Recommendations

    Egoiste and Jubilation XXV for sure.

    Also, without obvious fruit, I love stuff like Musc Ravageur, L’air du Desert Morocain and Bourbon(by Hendley) as they all have that cozy warmth that...
  85. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    Kbar, I’ve found War & Peace(and I imagine part 2) to really shapeshift with time. At first I thought it was added maceration time. But now I think the change was in me. I doubt I’ve ever smelled...
  86. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sounds super fun. Thanks for the detailed first look!
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    I wore egoiste for the better part of a decade and had no idea about different versions. Bought bottles in NY and in Paris and actually got some concentree bottles in there by not knowing the...
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I have three Lotus Attars. The ensar one makes use of the delicate floral to add a higher register to some fruity notes. The feel Oud attar lets the lotus be a light floral hint over an animalic...
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    Plus one on both of these!
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    Re: Di Ser

    I knew I was safe—- my credit card daily limit is lower than the Retail Price :laugh:
  91. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks Maldoror. May still be a bit out of range for me. But I very much appreciate!
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    While I was on Etsy I bought a bunch more rising Phoenix haha. Now I won’t be buying anything! Thanks for the heads up on those thrilled!
  93. Re: Areej le Dor : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow, very different experience than I’ve had with the first version. Can’t wait to hear more!

    By the way I got some of areej/feel-Oud Mysore Sandalwood incense today and it’s absolutely lovely....
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Same. Still I’m excited! I love sultan leather attar, eo 2 & iris Ghalia
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    Serge MKK, Maai and Salome I have to agree with.

    I’d add big thumbs up for The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi(animalic Leather) as well as her Under My Skin.

    If you like Oud and Musk, I’d...
  96. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Which ones are your favs of those? That might help. I’m a broken record so: OUD MAXIMUS
  97. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    From Sultan Pasha: Juriah, Equilibre, Ame Sombre & Thebes.

    From Rising Phoenix: Deep & Buttery Mysore, mirage attar, City oud, Sheba attar, taif attar, sheikh khalifa attar

    Some splits from...
  98. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    A little bit of news/opinion: today I went and sampled Oud Max ‘19 at Scent Bar in NY(I also tried di ser Kyara). I own the original of Oud Maximus and consider it to be my fav Oud perfume. At...
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    Re: Di Ser

    Had a chance to spray so Kyara on my wrist today at Scent Bar in NY. Definitely smell that “spiritually pure” kyara/jinkoh scent of high grade burning oud. There is a slight cedar backbone and...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Would really love to try these and spent hours on the Etsy after this thread last night. But the bottles are too big/prices too high to decide how much I love them. Maybe someone will run a split at...
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