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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    Anything is an addiction when it impedes on other required aspects of life. Whether budget or time.

    Or what debussy said :P
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    Re: Dark by Akro

    Interesting series.
    Malt sounds nice.
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    Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bana Banana!

    Sounds great

    Excited to try

    Regret not smelling banana flower
  4. Re: Is Atelier Fragrances the best niche house?

    Ok but far from best.

    If you do like them, try le labo.
    Same concept but better compositions/fragrances IMO.
  5. Re: 85% fragrances seem to have leather, aquatic, or lavender?

    Aquatic, yeah.

    Leather or lavender.
    Unfortunately not.
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    Re: The "big turn" away from niche?

    I've made a big turn away.

    But not from niche.

    From members/bloggers who are promoters that promote terrible perfume for free samples.
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    Re: NEW Le Labo Tonka 25

    Not tonka-oriented. It's there but very lightly


    Slightly medicinal.

    Nice but not worthy of Le Labo IMO.


    Imagine that smoky note from patchouli 24 and the benzoin from Benzoin boheme with...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    Same here.
    Around 4000.
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    Poll: Re: The Battle of the Amouages!

    Fate woman

    But that's a very atypical amouage
  10. Re: What are in your opinion the best designer fragrances made in the last 10 years?

    In no order

    Prada amber pour homme
    Terre d’Hermes
    Sahara Noir
  11. Re: Love it AND hate it. Are there notes that you dislike and like simultaneously?

    Fenugreek

    Generally dislike it but love it in the CdG
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    Re: Acqua Di Scandola - Parfum D'Empire!

    Sounds great

    I'll exited to try it
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    Re: NEW Le Labo Tonka 25

    Just great
    I love le labo
  14. Re: What does a “creative director” do for a perfume?

    Pretend as hard as possible to understand the link between perfumer, potential customer, and shareholder constraints.

    Poor guy/gal.

    Sits amidst a perfumer giving it all they got and...
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    Re: Le Participe Passé by Serge Lutens

    Looks interesting.

    Keen to learn your thoughts, Mike
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    Re: Opening a fragrance shop

    Make certain to open near an affluent side of town...
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    Re: How to make a fragrance last?

    Spray a bit more but some perfumes last/project more than others.
  18. Re: Nishane istanbul -- anyone have experience or recommendations?

    I smelled them briefly.

    Reminiscent of Serge Lutens from a complexity perspective only.
    But not as creative/radical as SL.
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    Re: Hermes Vetiver Tonka vs Santal Massoïa

    I like them both and think both are quintessential of high end perfumery

    Although I like VT more, because I like vetiver and tonka more than sandalwood, I think SM is better for summer as its...
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    Re: New coming from Malle

    haha
    its coming

    Hopefully l'artisan de parfumeur or etat libre d'orange do it - so that it actually turns out good
  21. Re: IYO Best Mass Pleasing Masculine Versatile Designer/Niche Fragrances

    That Bentley one - for a designer,
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    Re: Rate Le Labo City Exclusives

    Poivre is nice but , IMO, neither worth the price nor the exclusivity.

    Dubai is truly very basic.
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    Re: Rate Le Labo City Exclusives

    GAIAC 10 - shoulda been better
    VANILLE 44 - coulda been better
    MOUSSE DE CHENE 30 - not too bad but not worth the city exclusive price
    MUSC 25 - kinda nice but coulda been better
    TUBEREUSE 40...
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    Re: Tuberose and Oud?

    I mentioned this years ago as well.
    Glad to know someone else is interested as well.

    None to date that I'm aware off.

    Which is fine actually.
    Carnal flower and oud oil.
  25. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - ANOTHER Price Increase

    The quality of exclusives - both ingredient and complexity - are no different than the regular.

    And I really really like Le Labo.
  26. Re: Curious, would you buy homemade fragrances, + tax on selling said fragrances?

    We buy homemade perfumes here all the time.
    But whereas in the west, homemade tend to be, lets say, elementary, over here , large conglomerates would easily offer a million dollars for the recipes...
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    Re: L'Artisan Blind Buy Tip

    Bois Farine and Traversee du Bosphore are both nice.

    The latter being more complex and a palatable blind buy.
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    Re: New coming from Malle

    another oud....?

    sigh...

    And this comes from an Arab who regularly wears oud oil.

    I honestly find the oud offerings supremely boring..

    oud and rose, oud and olibanum, oud and spice....
  29. Re: Banana Peel Note in ELDO’s Jasmine et Cigarette ?

    weird

    I never got that effect
  30. Re: Killiannials - Thats Killian for millennials...

    From EL's perspective, they took a chance with acquiring BK and are now trying to "diversify" (aka milk the cow)

    From BK's perspective, he apparently came out a winner because he sold BK for a...
  31. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    lol
  32. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    I apologize. I thought I was clear.
    Because BBC is not into espionage news. They receive their news officially. Burberry communicated this to BBC.
  33. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    Trust me.
    It's an announcement.
    Tier 2 type announcement.
  34. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    The link to them announcing it is in the first post of this thread.
  35. Re: Burberry destroys £10m of mainly perfume a year to protect image

    What a world we live in....

    I don't have qualms with them burning it. I understand. They want to remain exclusive.

    Lest they turn up to be like Gucci recently:
    ...
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    I think a lot of blogging has to do with expected reactions.

    What that means to me is, I would feel certain excitement from posting my opinions because I knew that I had a few folk who would...
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    absolutely

    one should do as they please
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    I need to relate to a reviewer in order to feel the interest to read their review.

    Reading the review of someone who I cannot relate to is like eating cuisine I do not like.

    I don't mean that...
  39. Re: The one note that immediately gets your interest?

    right now
    anything citrus on top followed by herbal bottom with a floral bosom.
  40. Re: The one note that immediately gets your interest?

    vetiver
    galbanum
  41. Re: I'd rather smell appealing than fall for an "acquired taste"- Niche is NOT for everyone

    Those perfumes don't smell as "acquired taste" as some members make them out to be during discussion.
    I'm certain they didn't intend to mislead anyone, but alas, this is the magic of vivid...
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    Re: I don't like oversimplification.

    fully agree with you both
    a recent perfume I got from aqua flor - invisible
    smells like varnich, or thinner.


    If i were to describe it, I would say iris mixed with paint thinner and a tiny...
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    Re: Best 3 fragrances from this list ?

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    Guerlain Jicky
    Hermes Eau dOrante Verte
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    Re: I don't like oversimplification.

    there are two types of review I care not for

    1- it smells like "insert common household pantry item"

    2- it smells like a walk through a forest , leaves rasping in the wind, brook trickling, sun...
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    Re: When something's wrong with your partner

    And what are you calling this one, said wifey?

    Because I named my second one 'midlife crisis'.

    Sorry to derail thread.

    Back to the thread...
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    Re: When something's wrong with your partner

    Haha exactly

    And that's why one should refrain from perusing the local motorcycle delaership, while in a rut, lest they end up coming home with a third motorcycle. Much to wifey's dismay.
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    Re: When something's wrong with your partner

    is it just me or does using the D word feel like quick draw?

    on the spectrum of feeling sad

    you have depression on one end and unhappy on the other end

    in between those 2 extremes are many...
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    Re: When something's wrong with your partner

    Have you tried asking him?

    Maybe hes going through a rut?
    Sometimes I'm also not in the mood.

    Admittedly, not for months at a time. A few days at most.

    But maybe its just a prolonged rut....
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    with such good taste, you certainly do :)
  50. Re: Niche that isn't what you think of as niche.

    Far easier to list niche perfumes as opposed to perfume houses that aren't niche.

    Because if, for example, Editions de Parfums has mainstream perfumes.
  51. Re: Longest you have gone without opening or trying a new fragrance?

    I haven't smelled perfumes at department stores a single time in the past 3'ish years.

    Whenever I have smelled was only because I was there shopping.

    Is it me or has the perfume industry become...
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    Poll: Re: Calling all fashion experts

    Ideally, you'd have a darker one, a colorful one and then maybe one in another solid color.

    If you can only have 1, then obviously the black.

    And why camo? Do you encourage warfare?
  53. Re: Rate these niche brands in order of preference

    Le Labo
    overall : 11/10 - yes 11 out of 10.
    lately (past 4 years): 6/10
    Frederic Malle
    overall : 9/10
    lately (past 4 years): 3/10
    MFK
    overall : 9/10
    lately (past 4 years): 6/10
    Serge Lutens
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    Re: How do you apply a fragrance properly?

    I don't think theres a proper way to apply perfume.

    What is it that you want to achieve will determine the best way to apply perfume.

    Sillage and a perfume trail? Spray your sleeves and rear...
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    Re: Substitute for Roja Parfums Diaghilev ?

    Own and thoroughly enjoy both Chypre Palatin and M. Neither are alternatives to Diaghilev - not even distant alternatives. Just my experience.
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    Re: Substitute for Roja Parfums Diaghilev ?

    Its overpriced - retail-wise

    its overrated - on basenotes

    Its nice and I'm fortunate to have been gifted it, but its certainly severely overpriced & overrated on here.

    A few vintage...
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    Re: A snapshot of your top three houses today

    Miller Harris
    Le Labo
    Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Thoughts on Fredric Malle Superstitious??

    Was unimpressed with Superstitious.

    While its not a poor perfume in itself, it is certainly not on par with other Editions de Parfums perfumes.
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    Re: Seeking a summer scent with longevity

    aquaflor - empereur

    citric vetiver & cedar
  60. Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    I don't think it's the note del momento.
    But I like it a lot.
    Particularly in le pamplemousse.

    In fact, today I'm wearing Aqua Flor's grapefruit variant. Forgot the perfume name...
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    Re: Bergamot based Fragrance

    Bergamote by The Different Company
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    Re: 3 new Chanel exclusives?

    They sound great

    Will definitely try

    Hopefully not too patchouli'ii
  63. Re: Fragrances like Mugler Fougere Furieuse (mid phase)

    Smells like a combination of Sartorial and Ungaro II

    I quite liked it
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    Re: Oddity by Rag & Bone

    Saw the line the other day

    Overpriced for very basic compositions...
  65. Re: Ideas for next niche (complement my collection) purchase?

    Dior vetiver or Granville
  66. Re: Oud oil VS oud wood VS burned oud wood - represented in what frags?

    The perfumes that come 70% to real oud oil cost 4 times as much, Kilian & Frederic Malle.

    But if you cannot access real oud oil at a fraction, then 4 fractions may be the only option?
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    Re: Bright, Fresh Incense scents?

    Penhaligon's Savoy Steam

    More rosy fresh incesy than citric fresh.

    Worth trying.
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    Re: Etat libre d'orange hermann

    Every perfume from this brand is worth trying.

    I particularly like jasmin et cigarettes, rien, fat electrician, je suis un homme, and the lavender one.
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    Re: Would you buy yourself a perfume if ...

    I didn't get #3.

    But I guess not.
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    Re: What do you think of Le Labo Santal 33

    I don't get coconut.
    Nor traditional sandalwood.

    But it's a magnificent perfume.
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    Re: What do you think of Le Labo Santal 33

    Excellent
  72. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Celestia FORTE EDP

    MFK is always worth trying.
    Although I've found the non-forte versions to be more pleasing.
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    Re: NEW: Miller Harris - Scherzo & Tender!

    Tender sounds lovely.

    Inky is marvelous.
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    Re: Diptyque Vetyverio EDP!

    Thanks
    The original was not fbw imo
  75. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    Absolutely

    Was not underrated when this forum was young.
  76. Re: Will Diptyque ever release an Exclusive range?

    Their line is exclusive.

    When you release an exclusive line, it means you're making niche perfumes.
    Niche perfumes in addition to your 'crowd pleasers'.
  77. Re: Can anybody tell me the notes of the perfume Al Walah by lataffa perfume.

    I searched in Arabic
    No results

    Typical.
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    Re: Le Labo Mousse de Chene 30

    This sounds great.
  79. Re: NEW: Andree Putman - Tubereuse Interdite!

    sounds nice
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    Re: Why I Have Stopped Over Spraying

    perhaps a placebo effect ?

    https://d2rl1qeh1g0y4m.cloudfront.net/img/uploads/placebo-header.jpg
  81. Re: NEW: Naomi Goodsir - Nuit de Bakélite For Women!

    This sounds great

    Plus, Isabelle.... Annick Goutal & Les Nez
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    Hopefully this will be a direction back to CdG roots.
  83. Re: Is it possible to avoid olfactory fatigue?

    Nah

    It'll happen. Usually a change in environment like moving about will smell upright perfume again.
  84. Re: Serge Lutens Dent de lait and a new style bottles for 2017

    Interesting
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    Re: A tough decision regarding my collection

    unnecessarily dramatic IMO
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    Re: Prominent galbanum scents...?

    Maison Martin Untitled
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    Re: What Smells the same at Oud & Bergamot

    Nothing really
    It's based on the smell of fumigated oud not oud oil.
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    Re: NEW: Miller Harris - Le Cèdre!

    Yep
    I meant the whole line is absurdly boring. Design wise.
  89. Re: Psychological disorders and fragrance: byproduct or true passion?

    Maybe your passion for perfumes isn't a by product of your condition.
    Maybe the questioning is the by product of your condition.

    Food for thought.
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    [International] Re: Vintage Derby Guerlain

    Updated
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    Re: NEW: Miller Harris - Le Cèdre!

    Sounds great

    Too bad they've done away with individually designed artistic bottles and designs

    I suppose, it is cheesier cheaper and globally easier to market
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    Re: NEW: Detaille - Jump!

    Sounds great
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    Re: Is It True That Shiseido Bought Lutens?

    Apparently there was no heir - familia it otherwise
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    Re: First few sprays from new bottle?

    Not really
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    Re: Top 5 Niche house

    Le Labo
    L'artisan parfumeur
    Editions d's parfums
    Maison Francis
    Maitre parfumeur et Gantier
  96. Re: How do you differentiate between top, mid and base notes?

    Bring familiar with notes
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    Re: Do you have a signature scent?

    Signature wardrobe
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    Re: Best Benzoin Perfumes?

    Benzoin Boheme
    And my sotd as well
  99. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    None
    It just doesn't make sense to me.
    And not everything needs to make sense all the time but still....
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    Re: Any release news on Creed Viking?

    I'll try it.

    Hopefully it'll be good.
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