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    Re: Help me pick samples, please.

    If it's excellent for you, it's excellent for me. I have a starting point. This way it's much easy for me.

    Thak you, Cacio!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Weird.
    I don't see my last post nor what FiveoaksBouquet posted, even if I've noticed on the forum index that she posted a few minutes ago.

    And now Bavard.
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    Help me pick samples, please.

    Want to buy the most interesting samples from a certain site, all at once.
    I've done my research, I chose what I found most interesting from the reviews I've read.
    Many brands are unknown to me.
    ...
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    Re: Current Guerlain Vetiver?

    Same here.
    I can't stand that dentist smell.

    Does the current version (green wooden cap) still have that dentist smell?

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    Andy, I'll enjoy your Route du Vetiver.

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

    I've decided - I don't like it, I don't want it here anymore.
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Brooks, Andy, very nice lists!
    You've tested so many tobaccos. I envy you.

    Which Guerlain Vetiver did you own? Green cap, or metal cap?

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

    This morning (now):
    Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah

    I wanted more wood.
    This is very woody on me. Warm, dry, smoky wood with a faint of sweetness (honey).
    Smells like a pyro-engraving class. The box...
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    Re: New To The Forum: A Few Questions

    Drseid, do you like the current version of Bel Ami?
    Thank you!

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  10. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    +500$
    It's too expensive for me.




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

    This morning:
    Atelier des Ors Larmes du Desert
    I was craving those magnificent resinous woods.

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    Tonight:
    Al Haramain Makkah
    Regularly wipe under the bottle. The cap's broken, the...
  12. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Beck, I'd steal all of your Chanels, but I was overwhelmed at the sight of Cuir de Russie, I jumped for joy and ran away, forgetting that I'm there to take as many as I can.
    Unprofessional, but...
  13. Re: "Can easily be compared to Black Afghano..." and it costs around $12 per 100 ml!

    This looks more like an Interlude clone.
  14. Re: "Can easily be compared to Black Afghano..." and it costs around $12 per 100 ml!

    Make sense.
    The pyramids didn't looks the same at all.
  15. Re: "Can easily be compared to Black Afghano..." and it costs around $12 per 100 ml!

    I can't find the pyramid for this one.
    Is it different from Oudh 36 Nuit? Or is it the same juice, just a limited edition with "Afghan" added to name?

    I think it's the same scent.



    Didn't...
  16. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    2011, ribbed bottle.
    It's the same bottle they use for Diorella and also for Eau Sauvage. And, probably, for many more.
    Dirty and full of oakmoss. I don't know how they do it.
    True, I don't have...
  17. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    Even for Egoiste - my favorite, I'm curious how the vintage smells. But LIDG is the only one I'm not curious about it's original formulation. I love it how it is now.

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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    1. For me sweet is not necessarily a problem. Vanilla sweet it is.
    I like it first (a perfume with vanilla). Then I began to sniff the vanilla too well, and became very cloying. It makes me focus...
  19. Re: What cologne with good projection and good longevity you think is good for daily wear?

    Boucheron pour Homme
    Smooth lemony woods with some flowers.
    30-35 hours on me, both EDT and EDP.
    You'll find it at Notino.

    You could also try L'Instant de Guerlain and Guerlain Homme L'Eau...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Oh, I like very much (some) syrupy scents. For example, right from Serge Lutens I love Arabie and Ambre Sultan.

    If I'd known, I'd have blind bought Chergui.
    Well, they already sent the package. ...
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Reminiscence Patchouli

    Expectations, even if they're high, were exceeded.
    I didn't expect to like a patchouli-forward perfume.
    Very good!

    I don't get that dark chocolate. Maybe in the first...
  22. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Portrait of a Lady could not be found. Try again later.

    GewoonBB, what did you do? You've exposed yourself too much.
    OMG, let's see how quickly you recover from this.
    I don't want to scare...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Brooks, you said Or Intemporel "has cloyingly high sugar content".
    So, Chergui is even sweeter?!
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Very informative.
    Thank you, too!


    The same for me with Bogart Bogart (Signature). It's OK to make an impression of how it was. I like it. But that "oakmoss" is laughable - scratchy, with no...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Serge Lutens Chergui vs Lalique Or Intemporel

    Which one would you choose? Why?

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    Hey, back off! It was my turn to steal. :angry:
    There is no honor among thieves anymore. What happened to the world?

    Btw, Egoiste Concentree is mine now.
    It's in good hands. Don't worry.
    ...
  27. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Ifti, Prada Infusion de Vetiver came to my place to play with his little sister Iris.

    Why Ensar Oud No.1 has zero stars? It's so bad?

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Love it!

    I don't know a single person around me who likes this perfume. Everybody hates it. I don't understand why.

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  29. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Last year, on average, 500$.
    This year +250$.

    I recovered a very large part of the money, because I sold very very well a lot o perfumes I didn't like anymore (20 bottles last year, 40 this...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I found many favorable reviews for this one.
    Thanks!
    Blind bought it now - 40$ (Notino).

    I hate patchouli, but I like living on the edge. :grin:

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    Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier

    Thank you, Oviatt!

    Why is disturbing? :smiley:
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    It looks really good and very affordable.
    Blind buy?

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    Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier

    Jean Couturier Coriandre
    Has anyone tried the current version?

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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Also like Bentley for Men Intense much more then Bentley for Men.

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    Aramis Calligraphy Rose much more then Aramis Calligraphy.

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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    I like Prada Amber pour Homme Intense much more then Prada Amber pour Homme.

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  36. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I bought a static bicycle and 2 x 5 kg dumbells to exercise at home. :rolleyesold:

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    The Spanish Influenza Pandemic: a lesson from history 100 years after 1918

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    Exponential...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Hi, Rsalmon!

    Can you elaborate?
    Harrods exclusive?
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    How do you compare Porpora to Portrait of a Lady?

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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    A new tobacco fragrance - Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Extreme

    Top notes: bergamot, almond and pink pepper;
    Middle notes: heliotrope, cinnamon and plum;
    Base notes: leather, tobacco, patchouli and...
  40. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Another 12 km hike (+5km/h average speed).

    I have to buy some dumbbells. I feel like I'm drying out. :rolleyesold:


    As long as I have the phone with me, I'm working.
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    And another round.

    So 5 hours longevity. Not great, not terrible. But awesome. :happy:
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    And another round on the other wrist.


    Egoiste!
    Egoiste!
    Egoiste!
    Egoiste!
    Egoiste!
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    Come on, Oslo-Fjord! I almost had a heart attack.

    You just chose what I wear today.

    My precious!

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    Re: Gourmand Appreciation Development Thread

    Of course, Boucheron Jaipur can also be included. Jaipur is very strong.
    For me is almost gourmand, like Bois d'Iris, LIDG and so on, not really gourmand.


    L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzing - warm dirty...
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    Re: Gourmand Appreciation Development Thread

    Endymion is in the same ballpark.
    Lol I forgot about it.
    Also check his requirements.

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    Re: Gourmand Appreciation Development Thread

    Rochas Man also check your requirements.
    A soft and discrete gourmand with cappuccino note.

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    Re: Gourmand Appreciation Development Thread

    My favorite is Serge Lutens Arabie.
    Very strong, dense, syrupy sweet, resinuos, smoky, dried fruits balanced by bay leaf and cumin.
    It's like a dream.

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    I recommend you Van Cleaf and...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea it's praised by Colin Maillard, Darvant, Alfarom, and Diamondflame.
    This one is definitely a must-try.
    80$/30ml

    Incense Pure from this house also looks nice (no...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Mac My Heroine and Mac Velvet Teddy are too sweet for me. And I love (some) sweet perfumes.
    Phaedon Tabac Rouge is also very sweet.

    Love love love Aramis Havana, Czech & Speake Cuba, Molinard...
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    I quit smoking for 2 weeks.
    Took a 13.2 km hike yeasterday.
    This morning 5 km in Oxford shoes. :rolleyesold: It was spontaneous, I hadn't prepared. Awesome!

    We're in quarantine. So we need to...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Do you get tobacco from Krizia Moods?

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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Tobacco Vanille it's very strong and sickly sweet for me. It makes me very uncomfortable. I like it when I sniffed it first time, but now I hate it. It's horrible. Way too sweet.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Bought another 4. But 2 are backups, doesn't count.

    15
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    Total this year 12 bottles


    Overall
    Sold 8 bottles
  54. Re: Current fragrances you find the most calming and relaxing?

    +3 Egoiste


    Amouage Dia it's peacefull, calm and zen like a buddhist monk.
    Probably my favorite perfume, but I didn't know it yet.

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

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
    I'm checking to see if it's worth buying a backup bottle. I understand it's discontinued.

    On the site (online store) was the picture of the old bottle with blue label...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Come on! You ruined it. :cry:
    It's got such good reviews on Fragrantica and Youtube.
    I was gonna blind buy it.
    Is it really that sweet?

    Did you tried Fleur Univerelle from Lalique? How does...
  57. Re: Started picking up a salivic note in Dunhill for Men

    Labdanum is the main ingredient of the amber accord.
    I own labdanum absolut. It's very jammy sweet, slightly sour and smoky. Extremely strong and dense.
    I love it.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Al Haramain Floral Sculpture
    New arrival. Sample.

    Nice name, nice bottle, nice perfume.
    A shy and civilised oud-patchouli-rose with very good longevity and projection. The rose it's not very...
  59. Re: The Delicious Nutmeg in Dunhill Edition and Cacharel Pour Homme

    Kenzo Jungle it's a nutmeg bomb.

    Amouage Braken

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    Re: Cheaper alternatives to Portrait of a Lady

    Tiziana Terenzi Gold Rose Oudh?
    Is it similar to Portrait of a Lady?




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  61. Re: Started picking up a salivic note in Dunhill for Men

    Dry saliva? Iris + indole from flowers?


    OMG! What different noses we have! Every day I wonder.

    Oh, wait! The vintage?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bentley Intense
    They say it's a good one. So...

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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    Well, no problem, I wear it again.


    Did you really get the patchouli, or you assume it's patchouly because it's a big, dense and fat mix?
    I don't explicitly get the patchouli.

    Don't you get...
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    1. Well, I get the vanilla. You get ONLY the vanilla.

    2. Obviously, 2-3 years ago I couldn't. But I bought 100 essential oils (or so) and regularly train my nose. I know the pyramids of almost all...
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    It was a joke. An Aventus type of joke.

    It's an excellent perfume. I don't have to justify anything.



    If it was a vanilla-centered fragrance I wouldn't have kept it.
    You're sensitive or...
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    I'm also wearing it today.


    I get smoky cedar and leather wraped in a smooth creamy benzoin-vanilla combo.
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    From Notino staff:
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    Re: Porpora ba Tiziana Terenzi

    Bump!


    Someone?

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  69. Re: What's the most "mature" scent that you own?

    Mature means what? Austere? Lack of sweetness? "Granpa" smell? Rigid? Tough? Restrained?
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    Yes, we do. But I've hit a good batch code.

    Don't quote me when you changed my post.
    That's not what I wrote.
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    I really want a statue.
    Once I ate all by myself 2 kilos of cherries with all the pits.
    I definetly deserve one.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bentley Intense
    A topic here which I just read made me choose it.

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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    1. I don't like vanilla, but for me here (Bentley Intense) isn't at all annoying. Vanilla it bothers me especially in Habit Rouge, Shalimar. That nose piercing vanilla makes me focus too much on it....
  75. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Some with toilet paper, some with cologne. :grin:

    Lidl it's a big supermarket chain in Europe.

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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    My collection is much better than it was last year. I'm celebrating this milestone very often by wearing a perfume I love.

    I want to explore as much as possible, to test as much as possible, to...
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    My favorite is Egoiste. But it's a fierce competition. :laugh:

    I don't have a signature scent. The signature scent sounds like a kind of branding, as if I wanted to be associated with a certain...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yeasterday:

    I sniffed all the samples again (~ 150) to see if anything had changed. I tested about 10 samples on my skin.
    I also sniffed all the essential oils to train my nose.

    No, definitely...
  79. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Not really on topic, but maybe there's someone else interested:

    What Makes Viruses Like COVID-19 Such a Risk for Human Beings? The Answer Goes Back Thousands of Years

    99% of Those Who Died From...
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    Re: boozy -incense-woody but not oud

    Guerlain Homme Intense

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

    And now a little bit of Jubilation, because I'm crazy about it. :tongue:

    By the way, I don't smell any difference between the one with the white cap and the one with the magnetic golden cap, both...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frapin Speakeasy
    I was thrilled by this one. But lately I've been avoiding it - too sirupy sweet dry down.
    For cold weather only.

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    I'll probably wear Chopard Oud Malaki in the evening....
  83. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I'm a very active person. Can't get used to the sedentary lifestyle. Now the gym's closed too. Can't stand still so much. I'm running laps around the House.
    But my town is near the mountains. And...
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    Hi, Brooks!
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    Re: boozy -incense-woody but not oud

    I thought about it too, but for me t's not smoky at all.

    Yes, it's very nice, indeed.
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    Re: boozy -incense-woody but not oud

    Bentley Intense
    Lubin Idole
    Frapin Speakeasy
    Amouage Jubilation
    Estee Lauder Youth Dew
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    Re: Just realized.i've never smelled Tsar!!

    I don't really like the current version. I sold the bottle.
    Most likely the original version was much better. And from hence the fame.


    This one? They say it's the worst version.

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    ...
  88. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Even the shepherds at the top of the mountain are worried about coronavirus. :grin:
    It's almost funny that even those who live in isolation know and talk about this.
    Tragicomedy.

    Nice sunny...
  89. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I wore it for a whole week. I can hardly resist wearing it again.
    It's awesome.

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

    Yeasterday:

    Timbuktu
    Has finally arrived.
    I won't sell it this time anymore. :tongue:

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    Today:
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    I've tested it now (200 ml bottle) - REF 980086.
    With 2 sprays I get 8-9 hours, with one shower in the meantime. 3-4 hours it's strong. For the first half an hour it's too strong. But if you're not...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    Buy the big 200 ml bottle. You'll get great longevity.
    I can't vouch for the reusable 100 ml bottle. Mine it's a tester, and I don't know when it's produced.


    Probably lavender. It's a little...
  93. Re: Where can I buy Overture Man Amouage in EEUU ?

    Do you know how much it take until Overture it's going mainstream non exclusive?
    How long does it usually take? A year?
    It was launch in 13 July.

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

    And how is it?

    Hmm! "Highly, highly, highly recommended" by Darvant. Very interesting!

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  95. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    WP
    Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve"
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    OK then.

    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Because I still haven't chosen what to wear today, and Incense+heliotrope made me want to wear this.

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    Incense+heliotrope, do you get some slighty bitter...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    Well, my answer is "yes", it has good longevity and projection.
    But after have been reading the topic I'm a little confused. :tongue:




    1. Has it been reformulated recently?

    I have been...
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    Re: HERMÈS new Men's pillar fragrance

    That's why I don't own Bel Ami yet. It's very famous, but "the vintage are way better".
    Vintage is very expensive for a blind buy. And I can't find a sample from the current version to see if I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Richard James Savile Row
    I only wore it once since I bought it. Or maybe twice?
    Great injustice to such a magnificent fragrance. :tongue:

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  100. Re: Are there any fragrance houses you don't buy due to past experience or other personal belief?

    No.
    But for a couple of houses my expectations are very low.


    Tom Ford
    I had Noir pour Femme, but I sold it.
    Almost liked Grey Vetiver. But then I tried some real vetivers :laugh: from which...
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