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  1. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    1. Gucci pour Homme I
    2. Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    3. YSL M7

    Honorable mention: Helmut Lang Cuiron.
  2. Thread: Off-Topic

    by remik
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Bottle it up, slap a "Fahrenheit Intense" label on it, and start selling!! I'd sign up for a big bottle of that. ;-)

    Remik
  3. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Awesome! Where is "here", by the way?

    I just went to a specialty spice store the other day and among all sorts of interesting things, they had frankincense and myrrh in raw form - can be used as...
  4. Re: Blackbird by Matriarch and Pandora by DSH perfume

    I've been wearing Blackbird on and off for the past couple of weeks and I'm still super impressed. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, but I find it extremely complex, rich, very...
  5. Thread: Tam Dao EDP

    by remik
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP

    Old thread revival... love it. ;-)

    As the OP, I should add that I did a complete 180 on Tam Dao - EDP at least. I posted another thread about it. I was sniffing my arm up close and when you do...
  6. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Lampblack/Hard Leather/Creed/Nasomatto/Armani Prive/April Aromatics/more

    Added:

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/splits/Atelier_Cologne_Gold_Leather_200.jpg
    Atelier Cologne - Gold Leather

    http://remik.ca/basenotes/splits/House_of_Matriarch_Sexmagic_200.jpg
    House of...
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    Re: How long does 3.4 oz last?

    17 lifetimes.

    ;-)

    If you only have a bottle or three, probably a year or two. If you have a few dozen or a few hundred bottles - you'll likely never make a dent in a 3.4oz bottle.
  8. Thread: Smell of money!

    by remik
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    Re: Smell of money!

    I always thought Hermes Equipage has that "old money" sort of vibe... as if you never had to work for the money you have. It's my SOTD :-)
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    Re: Change of heart for Terre d'Hermes

    Or a 180, as it may be... :-)

    Enjoy! TdH is a true modern masterpiece, I bet (or hope) Hermes will keep it around for many decades to come, right next to Bel Ami, Equipage, Eau d'Hermes, etc.
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    Re: Heeley - Vetiver Veritas

    OK, tried Vetiver Veritas on skin today. The opening is quite arresting, unlike most Heeley releases which tend to be nice and pleasant. This one - is dark, menthol-y, sort of like wintergreen mint...
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    Re: What's a good fragrance to spray on your sheets

    Oh my... Is your middle name "Dexter" by chance? :shocked:
  12. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    PalmBeach has a split of this one already running, there's one spot left.... with your name on it. ;-)

    (otherwise I'd run it, lol)
  13. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    With Stuigi's permission, I'll be adding it in the next few minutes. ;-)

    Remik

    UPDATE: It looks like there is a 200ml size bottle that qualifies for the split. I posted that one moments ago....
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Yup, same exact experience here - I love it and find it very similar to Bigarade Concentree, at a fraction of the cost. I got a backup bottle in a swap couple of weeks ago, before fragnet got it in...
  15. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Sure. Consider it done - just posted it.
  16. Re: [USA] April Aromatics/Xerjoff/Blackbird/Hard Leather/Creed Royal Exclusives/A...

    Rob - I've been out all day yesterday, but am responding to PMs now to catch up. I did get your PM - will be responding in the next couple of minutes. Everything is still on track, no worries.
    ...
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    Re: Tell me about Lattafa's Ameer Al-Oudh edp

    Interesting. Of all the ouds I've tried, this one is not skanky at all to my nose. It's the opposite, more in line with Tom Ford Oud Wood (sweet and clean) vs something like Dior Leather Oud (super...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    P is for Psychedelique by Jovoy Paris
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The House of Matriarch Blackbird wowed me recently... I know, I know, I've been slow on this one - I practically ignored it when it first hit the BN circles, expecting it to be yet another thing...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    K is for Kouros by YSL
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    D is for Duro by Nasomatto
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    Only two I like:

    Santal 33
    Poivre 23
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    Re: What's a good fragrance to spray on your sheets

    Not a big fan of lavender - I can only tolerate it in very small doses... but last night I sprayed my sheets with Cologne Pour Le Soir and it was wonderful. It's normally a little heavy on the...
  24. Re: [USA] April Aromatics/Xerjoff/Blackbird/Hard Leather/Creed Royal Exclusives/A...

    Thank you - I do get them all and I do respond to all, no worries.
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    Re: Heeley - Vetiver Veritas

    I just got a decant from a split, arrived today. Have not sprayed it on yet, will try it tomorrow. Just sniffing it from the bottle, though - not impressed. But I guess it deserves at least one...
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    Re: Like Creed Spice & Wood

    And the split just closed tonight. Thank you baaghji! :-)

    It's nice for Creed to offer the 1oz version, but, ugh, price-wise it's... a little crazy. $235? (and possibly add sales tax) Yikes. ...
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    The list got very long. The more bottles I buy, the more I seem to be adding to the TO TEST list... it doesn't seem to be shrinking fast enough.
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    I've only tried L'Homme de Coeur from Divine, so far (and love it). Adding L'Homme Sage to my TO TEST list. Thanks guys for your reviews.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    LOL. Well, I'm glad I have a nearly full bottle and another one still sealed, both 100ml, from 2012. I'm guessing these are before the 2013/2014 reformulations.
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    Re: Came back from vacation, found stuff stolen.

    I use small refillable atomizers when traveling... No need to bring big bottles along, and if anything goes missing - no big whoop.

    These are great, I have a stack of them in different colors:...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    +1. ;-)

    I get this same effect from just two sprays. I've been told that perhaps one spray is more than enough. It really is... EPIC....
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Say what?? These are completely different and not similar at all. It's like comparing apples to baby strollers. Both great, sure, but not similar whatsoever.
  33. Re: [USA] April Aromatics/Xerjoff/Blackbird/Hard Leather/Creed Royal Exclusives/A...

    Added:

    House of Matriarch Blackbird - BOTTLE #6
  34. Re: [USA] April Aromatics/Xerjoff/Blackbird/Hard Leather/Creed Royal Exclusives/Amouage/Armani Privé

    Added:

    Neela Vermeire Creations - Trayee

    Neela Vermeire Creations - Bombay Bling

    Parfumerie Generale - Bois Blond

    House of Matriarch Sexmagic
  35. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Done. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646
  36. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Chanel Égoïste Cologne Concentrée sure would meet the pricing rules, since it's now as extinct as a rainbow unicorn and 100ml bottles go for far, far more than $200 (the min price per BN rules). ...
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Pure Havane. For some reason it just works, even though in general I despise loud, synthetic fragrances like this one.
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane

    Pure Havane is my little guilty pleasure. I generally dislike loud, mostly synthetic scents, yet this one pushes the right buttons and I enjoy wearing every now and then.
  39. Thread: TF Oud Fleur

    by remik
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    Re: TF Oud Fleur

    I've tried to explain to someone in another thread... Basically take Oud Wood and add a healthy dose of cinnamon, white sugar, and hot pimento pepper to the mix. It's quite a bit more spicy/hot,...
  40. Thread: TF Oud Fleur

    by remik
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    Re: TF Oud Fleur

    It's nice, but I didn't care for it when I tried it. It was released at the same time as Tobacco Oud, and that one I do love - I bought a big bottle after just one quick sniff, I knew it was "meant...
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    Sticky: Re: Backing out of split deals

    Cazzio bailed out on two splits after they closed and payment requests were sent (Masque Milano Tango and Profumum Roma Acqua Viva). Will not respond to any messages.
  42. Re: [USA] April Aromatics/Xerjoff/Blackbird/Hard Leather/Creed Royal Exclusives/Amouage/Armani Privé

    Well that was fast... Just added bottle #2 for Bruno Fazzolari Lampback.
  43. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    And like magic - it's there... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646

    ;-)

    PM me with your split commitments, please.
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    Re: Cherry or Blackberry Syrup?

    Definitely M7 (vintage) - has cherry cough syrup in the opening. I don't get cherry in K10 though...
  45. Re: Similar to tom ford oud wood but with better longevity & projection

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/251580107675

    Shipping is from UAE so... about three weeks. But it's worth it.
  46. Re: Similar to tom ford oud wood but with better longevity & projection

    Ameer Al Oudh is a close cousin of Oud Wood, but it's louder, more spicy (cinnamon/sugar), and lasts pretty much all day. And for $30 (including shipping from UAE) you can't beat it.

    Although - I...
  47. Re: [USA] April Aromatics/Xerjoff/Blackbird/Hard Leather/Creed Royal Exclusives/Amouage/Armani Privé

    Awesome, glad to hear it!

    I'm very impressed with Blackbird myself. Very complex, rich, satisfying... Love it!

    - - - Updated - - -

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    Bruno Fazzolari Lampback
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    Shipping fragrances from UK

    OK, so everyone knows that UK has some crazy new regulations when it comes to shipping fragrances to or from that country. And it's a shame, because they are one of the few places in the world where...
  49. Re: CONUS: Jubilation XXV, Hermes Rocabar, Dior Homme, Habit Rouge EDC (vintage), and more

    Bump. Added Jubilation XXV, lowered all other prices.
  50. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Hard Leather/Creed Royal Exclusives/Amouage/Armani Privé/+

    Added:

    Xerjoff XJ 17/17 - Stone Label - Richwood

    House of Matriarch Blackbird (bottle #5)

    Parfums de Marly - Herod (bottle #2)

    Parfums de Marly - Galloway
  51. [USA] Blackbird/Hard Leather/Amouage/Armani Privé/Tom Ford Private Blend/+

    Yup.
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    Re: Two new releases from Montale!

    Yup. It's a bad week if Montale doesn't release AT LEAST one new oud/rose something or other. Typically two a week. I can't keep up anymore. I got a sample of Nepal Aoud that was JUST released,...
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    Re: Cheap Good Colognes

    Try Lalique White. $30 for 120ml bottle. Awesome fragrance, inoffensive, masculine, pleasant all the way around.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    It's not stellar in terms of longevity - I definitely do not get "9-10 hours" like some other people - more like 3-4 hours. BUT... it is so cheap that it doesn't matter - just keep spraying it...
  55. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    It's an Amouage day, I see... ;-)

    Here you go, just added: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    KBF1972 just PM'd me yesterday that the samples have been mailed.... Aug.2... So I should be getting them this coming week. It's been a looooooong wait. :lipsrsealed:
  57. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Hard Leather/Armani Privé/Tom Ford Private Blend/Masque Milan...

    Added:

    Amouage Journey Man

    Amouage Jubilation XXV

    Amouage Memoir Man

    Amouage Interlude Man
  58. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646
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    Re: DHI 2014 x DHI Original formula

    Call the Dior boutique in Las Vegas, they sell it here in the US.
  60. Re: [USA] Armani Privé/Tom Ford Private Blend/Masque Milano/Creed/Frederi...

    Good news, BN friends and family members!!

    I was able to find a different source for LM Parfums Hard Leather, with a price tag about $50 lower than having it shipped from EU. The new source has...
  61. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Yup, less than 12 hours. I added second bottle just now in case others who were interested missed the opportunity.
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    Re: Heeley - Vetiver Veritas

    Just got an email from LuckyScent - Heeley Vetiver Veritas is out, ready to be shipped Aug.4. And it looks like they changed the packaging a bit - this looks better than the preview photos.
    ...
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    Re: Best Men's Release This Summer?

    Just got a sample of this one the other day - very nice! May have to get some of this (highly recommended for all vetiver lovers)



    +100!!! Love this one. For an Eau Fraiche, it feels...
  64. Re: [USA] Armani Privé/Tom Ford Private Blend/Masque Milano/Creed/Frederi...

    Added:

    House of Matriarch - Blackbird

    LM Parfums - Hard Leather
  65. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Bois d'Argent - sorry, not expensive enough to qualify under BN rules.

    Bergamote 22 - PalmBeach was running a split recently, perhaps he may run a second bottle?

    House of Matriarch Blackbird -...
  66. Best sea salt / oceanic salty fragrances for men?

    Sel Marin does it for me.

    Acqua di Gio Essenza is a close second, though this one is less salty/marine, more woodsy, but it has that same seaside summery vibe.
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    Re: Mega's Sales thread!!

    megatropolis - you bumped this thread on the 27th, but you are not responding to any PMs sent your way. Are you still selling these items? Please check your inbox.
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    Re: Women's Version of Aventus?

    Creed Spice and Wood has similar vibe, without the pineapple though.
  69. Thread: Hanae Mori HiM

    by remik
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM

    +1. Love HiM, but hate the older HM.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Tumulte!! My favorite little gem!!

    U is for Ungaro Man by Emanuel Ungaro.
  71. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Please all see the Basenote rules - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/283242#post2270162

    REVISION 9/8/2012:
    30 ml. bottle must cost $90 | £56 or more, minimum split is 5 ml.
    50 ml. bottle must...
  72. Re: My first experience with the vintage versus new formulations -- Hermes Bel Ami

    You won't find vintage Bel Ami at a Hermes boutique - it's been re formulated and replaced with the new version many years ago. At this point your only hope to find a vintage bottle would be eBay,...
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    Re: Armani Prive Cedre Olympe drive by....

    I've heard that too - not sure if it's true or not.

    The crazy thing is - I'm willing to pay even exorbitant international shipping, but even then none of the companies I've contacted in Europe are...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I think I'm next on the list. I'm PM'ing my mailing address to the person ahead of me now.

    I've sampled a few Slumberhouse releases so far (couldn't wait 8 months, lol, ordered samples of the...
  75. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Unfortunately none of these qualify for a split under the BN rules. :-(


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  76. Re: [USA] Armani Privé/Agonist/Tom Ford Private Blend/Masque Milano/Creed/Frederic Malle/Parfums MDC

    PM me your mailing address and I'll look up the shipping cost for you. If you are willing to pay international rates and understand the potential risks/costs involved with customs and duties in your...
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    Sure, would love to hear your comments - especially if you are familiar with Wonderwood, so you can hopefully say how similar this new one is.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Armani Prive Cedre Olympe drive by....

    :-( Too bad. I'd love a bottle, but do not have European vacation planned in my near term future...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    +1 on Fico di Amalfi, my favorite from the Blu line.
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    I saw it last night!! I'm like one click away from ordering it, sight unseen. Anyone convince me otherwise? Or anyone convince me to push the SUBMIT button to complete the order? ;-)

    One small...
  81. [USA] Armani Privé/Agonist/Tom Ford Private Blend/Masque Milano/Creed/Frederi...

    Added:

    Tom Ford Private Blend - Oud Wood

    Tom Ford Private Blend - Tobacco Vanille

    Tom Ford Private Blend - Santal Blush
  82. Thread: Scammer alert?

    by remik
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    Sticky: Re: Scammer alert?

    I'm afraid I have to add negative comment to this thread. A few months ago I purchased an item from starshipvelcro, sent payment, then haven't heard from him for I think 2-3 weeks despite numerous...
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    Re: Moschino Pour Homme?

    Well, don't take my word for it... according to both Basenotes and Fragrantica reviews, most people do get strong leather from it. Perhaps I need to revisit it, but last couple times I wore it, I...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Juniper Sling - Fragrance Review

    I got a bottle of it and love it, but you really have to go to town and waaaaay overspray it to get enough strength and longevity out of it. If you overspray it (10+ sprays) it seems to work well...
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    Re: Moschino Pour Homme?

    If you like Puredistance M, Bois Du Portugal, and Fetish Pour Homme - you'll also like Moschino Pour Homme! It's rich and aromatic, sort of similar to Hermes Bel Ami (a little) but with less leather...
  86. Re: Best sandalwood-based scent available at a department store?

    Egoiste, for sure. Excellent longevity as well.

    And as rynegne mentioned, Tam Dao EDP, if your local Nordstrom carries the line.
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    A few good incense suggestions already came up for that church vibe, but if you still want some vampire vibe instead... I think all releases from Blood Concept should fill this void nicely. Or...
  88. Re: Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau or Santal Majuscule?

    If you can hold off a few days, I can send you a sample of Santal Majuscule along with your Cuir Ottoman split.
  89. Re: Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau or Santal Majuscule?

    I have not tried JdP, but I got a 5ml sample of Santal Majuscule and I'm glad I didn't blind buy a full bottle (and I was thiiiiiiiis close!). It's not that it's bad, it is actually quite lovely...
  90. Re: CONUS: Hermes Rocabar, Dior Homme, Habit Rouge EDC (vintage), and more

    Bump. Chopped prices, added new items, removed sold items.

    If you see something you like - PM me and let's work out a deal.
  91. Re: Anyone Tried Versilia Vintage - Boise from Profumi del Forte?

    drseid,

    I know it's an old thread, but I recently got a nice 5ml sample of Versilia Vintage Boise and I *love it!*. Yes, it's not inexpensive, but it's not priced terribly either (and if you want...
  92. Re: Lalique Encre Noire for Men, Fragrance same or similar?

    Identical you say? Well look no further than Lalique Encre Noire for Men, of course. At ~$25 for 100ml bottle, it's practically as cheap as they get. Anything 'similar' (like the already mentioned...
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    Re: Fall/Winter Montales Fragances

    I've been testing Intense Cafe lately and there's something about it that I find very arresting - while completely avoiding Montale's sea of aoud releases. Very rich coffee and rose scent, strange...
  94. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by remik
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    Re: Fragrancenet

    I don't like the pricing games Fragrancenet plays. They seem to be monitoring BN forums and if something has an uptick in popularity, shows up on the "today I bought" forum, they bump up the prices...
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    Re: The very best clones

    +1000. Not even close!


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  96. Re: [USA] Armani Privé / Masque Milano / Creed / Frederic Malle / Parfums MDCI / ...

    You got it!

    Someone asked me about Masque Milano Terralba in a PM. Since this is a split thread, not review, how about a link to a great review by Alfarom instead: ...
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    That is exactly it - you can make it out on BluRay just fine, in the scene where Bond opens up her purse, pulls out the shell, and the bottle lies flat with the label up, easily readable. ;-)
    ...
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    There are couple giveaway threads here on BN where you may also want to post those unwanted fragrances. Someone else might be interested in giving them a try. Both samples and partial bottles are...
  99. Re: [USA] Creed Royal Exclusives / Cuir Ottoman / Parfums MDCI / Frederick Malle / Profumum Roma / m

    Added:

    Masque Milano - Montecristo

    Masque Milano - Terralba

    Masque Milano - Tango

    Armani Privé - Bois d'Encens
  100. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    My first thought was: WOW, COOL!!

    My second thought, reading about it: damn, Drakkar was released in 1972?? I thought it was more like early 80's. Then I realized they were talking about the...
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