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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    Seriously man, you live in the perfume mecca of the US, trek over to Barney's and sniff to your heart's content! Also worth checking out is Aedes de Venustas in W. Village.
  2. Re: USA Moving Sale...Hermes, CdG, HdP, Tom Ford, and more!

    What's the % left and $ of Neroli Portofino?
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    Re: Fragrances available (Canada/USA only)

    PM Sent
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    Re: Bottles for sale!

    Rive Gauche, 2.5 or 4.2oz? Interested!
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    Re: Fleur Du Male for swap!

    Interested in?
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    Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Is there no love for Dzing! anymore? This is my favorite vanilla based scent. It is more prominent in the base of course.

    I am in agreement with hedonist about Patchouli 24 as well. A fantastic...
  7. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    1. Derby
    2. Vetiver
    3. Habit Rouge EdC
    4. Jicky EdP
    5. Vetiver pour Elle

    These. I'm not familiar with L'Instant pH, I do need to smell it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

    Today it's Ambre Sultan. It's been too long, old friend!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 11th of October

    Sampling Jeaux de Peau. I like this one; only if I'm hungry though.
  10. Thread: Chergui

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    Re: Chergui

    I see what you're saying, I think this can be attributed to the rose in the amber accord. I happen to love it.

    So, OP, do you like rose in compositions?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 10th of October

    Finally getting cooler here in Charleston.

    Daim Blond
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    Re: Bois 1920 Vetiver Ambrato

    I used to have a sample of this and gave it away in a swap. It reminds me more of a woody-chypre than a vetiver centered accord. Soft, a little mossy. The vetiver definitely plays backup singer.
  13. Re: The most unique smelling frag in your collection?

    Oud Cuir D'Arabie, Eau Noire (decant), and Timbuktu come to mind.
  14. Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    My Top 5:
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Iris Silver Mist
    Bois de Violette
    El Attarine

    Least fave 5:
    L'Eau
    Cedre
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

    I would bask in your sillage!

    Today I'm wearing Cruel Intentions - By Kilian from a sample that the most generous rubegon gave me in our swap. Just masculine enough, although I'm awaiting...
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    Re: Best fragrance for the gym and just after

    Any of the Eau line (du Coq, Imperial, etc) from Guerlain.
  17. Re: Similarities btwn Eau Sauvage and Lime, Basil, & Mandarin

    For sure, they are different. But there was a distinct similarity... I'll have to do a side by side.
  18. Similarities btwn Eau Sauvage and Lime, Basil, & Mandarin

    My roommate came downstairs the other night and I smelled something totally familiar; the top/heart notes of Jo Malone's LBM. I asked if he swiped my bottle (which he is known to do) and he said "Oh...
  19. Re: Your hardcore summer fragrances that you actually wear !?

    He actually went there. :-)

    Kidding, I love it there, and also love the fragrance.
  20. Re: Any thoughts on Trish McEvoy's Black Rose Oud? I know, I know.........

    I have sampled it and it is very nice, a bit powdery on the rose for my taste (and masculinity), but would be a great feminine scent.
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    CONUS 8/22/12: Serge Lutens (Serge Noire)

    All my bottles are kept at room temperature in a dark cabinet and come with original boxes and caps. I can supply pictures on request.

    Shipping included. I accept PayPal, buyer is responsible for...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums tasting time!

    I have heard of reformulations from LT I believe...
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    Re: Color differences with Ambre Sultan

    I've only had one bottle of Ambre Sultan, so I can't comment on the variation, but I do hope it hasn't been reformulated; it was my first true love in niche and a blind buy at that! Could we say...
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    Re: Fresh fragrance with insanely projection

    All of these. From Creed I've had great projection from GIT and SMW with good longevity.

    You might want to check out the fougere genre as a whole, it usually is perceived as "fresh". I really...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/46805.jpg
    Going to the softer side. Recently purchased some samples from Le Labo (Oud 27, Patchouli 24, and Iris 39).
    This starts off with a fantastic...
  26. Re: For Men: What is your number 1 favorite floral note?

    Orange blossom/neroli
  27. Re: Looking for Best Cucumber and Best Tomato / Tomato Leaf and Fresh Grass Fragrances......?

    Bath and Body Works' Cucumber Melon... just kidding

    I enjoy Premier Figuier for its grassy opening, but your MJ is in the same vein. A lot of people here prefer Phylosykos over the PF, both are...
  28. Thread: 15 sprays??

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    Re: 15 sprays??

    You're right on the medical and culinary industries, but more recently I've heard about fragrance bans in public places where anyone is involved in customer service; this could go many directions to...
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    Re: Most Authentic Leather Smell???

    duplicate
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    Re: Most Authentic Leather Smell???

    It is a brick and mortar... sorry!
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    Re: Most Authentic Leather Smell???

    Speaking of TL, which I love, there is an Estee Lauder based outlet store here (Cosmetic Discount? something generic) that has a 100mL spray going for ~$215. I think that is a pretty good discount,...
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    Re: Bronze Goddess

    I just laughed out loud. I love the French!

    But seriously, I do enjoy BG, but prefer the Fire Island vibe a little more. I have my Premier Figuier for my coconut fix.
  33. Thread: 15 sprays??

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    Re: 15 sprays??

    It isn't received well. This is why, I think, many places of work have banned use of personal fragrance. All you over-appliers out there, you're giving us a bad reputation!
  34. Re: Your hardcore summer fragrances that you actually wear !?

    It reaches summer temps here in SC the majority of the year, so I have recently been acquiring juice more attuned to the weather.

    This summer my key players will be:
    Colonia Assoluta- AdP
    Eau de...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Habit Rouge EdC
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    Re: Serge Lutens help?

    Berg's? Bell Jars or in the export bottles?
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    Re: Best male amber scent

    Is this available on Luckyscent, AdV, or PC for sampling?
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What to wear to Fashion Week party?

    Unfortunately haven't tried this one, it is on my list though.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What to wear to Fashion Week party?

    The key detail here is that it's a fashion event, so it is going to be vivacious, filled with alcohol, and most likely inferior scents of others. Basically the equivalent of a "classy" club, so a...
  40. Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Haha! Seriously though, 15 sprays?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 23, 2012

    Grey Flannel. I forget how refreshing this one can be in temperate weather.
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    Poll: Poll: What to wear to Fashion Week party?

    First off, sorry for those who hate these "what to wear" posts.

    We're wrapping up Charleston Fashion Week on Saturday, and I am going to the finale after party. Everyone will be dressed to the...
  43. Re: What is your least expensive fragrance that you own that has brought you a ton of compliments???

    Definitely Rive Gauche PH since I bought it at Perfumania for $25 for the 100mL. It's a Swiss Army Knife in my 'drobe! All the women love it, and my guy friends always ask what it is.
  44. Re: Serge Lutens Chergui or Serge Noir?Which is more oriental?

    It probably has something to do with Turin/Sanchez's bashing of it. While I do think it has a harsh, bitter quality, I find it appealing in certain situations, and I have gotten a lot of compliments...
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    Re: Steam clean, white and dressy

    Maybe Bvlgari - Pour Homme or L'Artisan The Por un Ete? The latter is light but very fresh.
  46. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    duplicate
  47. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Sisley - Eau de Campagne

    It was my summer work horse at the time, I only had 2 other frags (I think it was Burberry Touch and Jo Malone LBM). I loved it so much and found a great price on a 120...
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    Re: LIDGE vs LIDGEDT dilema

    Sorry for the side note, but you guys are killing me today with the acronyms, I'm well versed here but c'mon and throw me an apostrophe or change the caps! Guess I'm gettin' rusty!

    (It took me...
  49. Re: Niche for spring-summer no citric or aquatic.

    I agree, the whole house of Dyptique is worth exploring.
  50. Re: Niche for spring-summer no citric or aquatic.

    Hermes - Poivre Samarcande , Paprika Brasil, Vetiver Tonka (All these are really light, but heat helps sillage)

    L'Artisan - Dzongkha, Coeur de Vetiver Sacre (on the sweeter side)
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    Re: Dzongkha, Dzing! or Timbuktu?

    Timbuktu

    I'm recommending that one since I think it is similar but less heavy in the base (more transparent) than the L'Air and has a wonderful sour vetiver note that puts it in front of Dzongkha...
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    Poll: Re: This weekend...

    Agreed. I voted for 2, LN and Reflection
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 19,2012

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD; Thursday, March 15, 2012

    http://boisdejasmin.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c706153ef0148c7128bd6970c-pi
    Serge Lutens - L'Eau from a sample
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2012

    Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSk2ZAC40vsXDQ4ZbmUHmzp2fSO6O_YZ6nPsVHECLfaN1gKILZB_A
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Caron - Pour un Homme
  57. Re: SOTD - Feb/14/2012 - Vallentines Day (also, my birthday)

    Lubin - Idole Edp
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Ditto
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    Re: What would Bruce Wayne wear?

    Oud Cuir D'Arabie
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    Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    I still haven't tried this; I was underwhelmed by the Eau series and the negative feedback put this one on the back burner. I usually am in total agreement with your taste, so I will have to get...
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    Re: Your most recent wonderous discovery?...

    Dior - Leather Oud My second fave to Oud Cuir D'Arabie, although more approachable as well
    Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather Similar to Knize Ten, less ambery. Sex.
    L'Artisan - Tea for Two We all know this...
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    Re: L"Air Desert Marocain

    Which I consider a blessing. A wonderful incense and cedar oriental.
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    Re: Performing musicians of Basenotes

    Yes, for frequent reapplications! ;-)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 23, 2012

    In Heeley - Cuir Pleine Fleur. Thanks HackerX for making a decant. This is great smelling stuff, very discreet. Not a huge, tarry leather, more like a suede; almost similar to the note in Daim Blond.
  65. Thread: SMW or VIW?

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    Re: SMW or VIW?

    Do you like piña colada?

    Jokes...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, January 20, 2012

    AdP - Colonia Assoluta
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    Re: Mugler's cologne - longevity/projection

    I get good longevity from this, more so if it gets on clothing. I typically wear this in the spring/summer because I think it needs heat to stretch it's legs. It projects well with nice sillage in...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    Bought last Friday, received in the mail yesterday: Andy Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain. I've been waiting to pull the trigger on this one for a long time; so happy I did. Thanks @SoGent!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Habit Rouge EdC. This satisfies my desire for the skanky Guerlain opening, but settles quietly and is totally office friendly. Haven't gotten compliments yet, and this and YSL RG are my workhorses.
  70. Re: Dad gave me an old bottle of Chanel Antaeus. Is it usable? Vintage? I know nothing. (pics inside

    What should we start the bid at?
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    Sticky: Re: What's your go-to ladykiller fragrance?

    Anything synthetic, aquatic, or disgusting... Oh wait, enough said
  72. Re: Got some classic scents here guys, which is your favourite?

    Yes, I agree. Maybe classic "post 90's best sellers and flankers" defines it more clearly.
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    Re: I don't detect ANY leather in these:

    Go sniff some chairs! Funny, I have a problem detecting leather (or suede) in Daim Blond and Vintage Tabarome. I find the suede note in the SL to be more of a background; either way I love the...
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    Re: In Praise of Burberry Touch

    I have owned this, and I find the longevity to be strong, at least 8 hours.
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    Re: Moonlighting selling fragrance

    Yes, hilarious. Too bad I'm gay...
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    Re: Moonlighting selling fragrance

    I am definitely informally repping L'A, but they also sell Acqua di Parma, Diptyque, Chanel (mainstream), and Tocca (which is a huge line that didn't wow me). I will certainly be recommending any...
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    Re: Moonlighting selling fragrance

    @RHM: No, 1 down, 2 (actually just one sells L'Artisan) to go. I didn't want to disclose, since I am not actually employed there.

    @furrypine: Since it is a cosmetics store, most of my clients...
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    Re: Moonlighting selling fragrance

    Haha I know right! One of my friends was asking why I would do this when I worked during the week; I replied "because it isn't work, I love fragrance and sharing it with others". Clearly I'm in the...
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    Re: Moonlighting selling fragrance

    I can only get testers; I got some Molton Brown body wash (black pepper, my fave), Kiehl's moisturizer and face wash. It is what I needed. Next shift, I'll probably opt for some Dzonghka, Passage...
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    Moonlighting selling fragrance

    So, I regularly visit a boutique here in Charleston that sells probably the best selection of designer and niche fragrances around. While talking with the SA, I realized she was totally unfamiliar...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Noir Epice

    I actually get the lipstick vibe too, but not in an iris/makeup bag accord most people associate, more in a waxy, almost edible way. It is a nice scent, but not for me.
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    Re: Charleston, SC

    Now we have:

    Biton (Bond No. 9)
    Blue Mercury (L'Artisan, Acqua di Parma, Chanel (mainstream))
    Lily (Lubin, limited selection, Gin Fizz, Idole EdP, and some other feminine recent release)
    Cos...
  83. Re: Summer scents / Winter scents / Anytime scents

    I agree with petruccijc. I have been known to spritz Ambre Sultan lightly on a summer evening out as well. By the way, you're missing out on your Timbuktu in warmer weather; it really blooms!
  84. Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    Gonna go out on a limb here, Back to Black
  85. Re: Lubin Idole EDP...........any word if it's released yet?

    So went in on Saturday and bought a bottle, trusting Olivia and the reviews here. Disclaimer, I have never smelled the edt, so I can't make any comparisons unfortunately.

    It starts off with the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Guerlain - Habit Rouge EdC
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia VS Eau De Guerlain

    Waiting on the flames from that one ^

    I vote Eau de Guerlain for its lasting power.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    YSL - Rive Gauche ph
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    Scent twins with jss
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    Re: SOTD- Monday, November 14, 2011

    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Assoluta
  91. Re: Lubin Idole EDP...........any word if it's released yet?

    A boutique that carries 2 Lubin fragrances for women actually got Idole EdP in today! I mentioned it to the owner a few months ago and she actually ordered it. I'm thrilled that Charleston is...
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  93. What a fabulous, revealing, and interesting read....

    What a fabulous, revealing, and interesting read. Great article MB! It is nice to hear TW's dedication to uphold the old formulas and minimize change.
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    Re: Lyric Man today.

    It is a great fragrance, fresh but strong, tons of sillage and lasting power. I had a sample I used for formal occasions, I like it dressed up.
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    Re: My fragrance travel system

    Vodka
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    Re: SOTD : Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Histories de Parfums - Noir Patchouli
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    Poll: Re: Lacoste Essential VS Mugler Cologne

    Haha @ slvrbkgorilla

    Really? Is this even a question?
  98. Thread: Most worn

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    Re: Most worn

    Eau de Campagne, total
    Rive Gauche ph in the past 2 years
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    Re: New Fragrances: Arquiste

    Bump

    http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/CarlosHuber1.jpg

    Anyone try these yet?
  100. Re: New Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada

    Haters they gonna hate.. I'll wait until I smell it. I read a review http://www.cafleurebon.com/new-fragrance-review-l%E2%80%99artisan-parfumeur-batucada-scents-of-brazil-draw/ (I think from...
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