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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th June 2015

    Zegna Javanese patchouli
    two compliments this morning already
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    Re: Lavender Fragrances These Days....

    Pluriel. Nice modern take.
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Blackheart, I have read it is the Iso super e that may cause that, but we shall see.
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Chuck, I feel ya, lol. With Aventus, I could smell it on me for 3 hours. after that, nothing. At least with AdP Colonia, I could dig my nose into my arm or wrist and smell something, but with...
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    Re: New Summer scent

    I did order these. Got the Zegna off the auction site for $135 shipped. Hope it works in summer. If not that one, I am thinking AdP Essenza or Oud, or Zegna Indonesian Oud.
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    Re: Suggestions for MFK sample pack

    Satin Mood is a great Oud if you want to try one.

    Pluriel, classy, business and yet, not business

    Lumiere Noire pour Homme. I had trouble finding a rose dominant scent I liked. This is one,...
  7. Re: Looking for an interesting version of Diors "Patchouli Impérial"

    I also had some longevity issues with this scent. Coromandel has been a winner for me, everyone likes it and other than GIT or MI, garners the most compliments.
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Scott thanks. I still say TDH Edt is my first choice. Got a 3.4 ounce tester just now from fragrancenet, last day of 25% off, for $59.22 shipped.

    Now to a second bottle of something.

    If a...
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Oh, ok. well, maybe others can weigh in on that analysis. Wow, then an AdP and it would be Essenza I think
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Im thinking that TdH EDT has to be in the mix. Not as projection or long lasting but great smell, I get compliments and not a bad price.

    Thinking one of the Zengas over anything else. Wondering...
  11. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud or Bond New York Oud or Zegna Indonesian Oud

    It appears that the two Zegnas would rock, and then the ADP Oud.

    I am down to this list to pick two

    Terre D' Hermes DT
    Zegna Javanese Patchouli
    Zenga Indonesian Oud
    Acqua Di Parma Oud
    Acqua...
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    Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Colonia Essenza

    I tend to agree with this, very much so, but the essenza seems to project a little more and last 50% more. I still prefer the SMELL of Colonia of the two, and do not like as much Assoluta or Intensa.
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    New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Thinking of picking up one or two out of the following

    1) Penhaligons Sartorial
    2) Zegna Javanese Patchouli
    3) Acqua di Parma Colonia
    4) Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud
    5) Terre d'Hermes Edt...
  14. Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud or Bond New York Oud or Zegna Indonesian Oud

    I liked the Kurkdjian Satin Mood Oud scent, but at $300 for 1.7 ounces, probably where I draw the line. So I want to revisit Oud. Creed Royal Oud on me does not play well, it goes to a skin scent...
  15. Samples for samples or for decent -USA only

    I have new spray bottles of these Byredo scents: Mister Marvelous, Black Saffron and 1996; White tube, not see through, black spray nozzle, says 1 ml on box it comes in.
    Also the following Tom...
  16. Re: Fragrances that work well in hot, humid climates

    I agree on the Acqua di Parma Colonia and flankers. And CDG Vettiveru. Seems like when you sweat, it re-energizes the scent and makes it 'come out' more.
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    Re: Wanted: Idole de Lubin

    Opps, sold it
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Off the marketplace, right time to be looking, a 98% bottle of the older Idole EDT, lucky me. I used to have it and sold it because I did not think it lasted and projected but hey, I want that wild...
  19. Poll: Re: Compliments: Neroli Portofino or Acqua Universalis Forte?

    I also get many compliments on Lumiere, not just being a rose scent, but just overall.
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    Re: ORIGINAL SANTAL from frangrancenet.com

    Are we charged for the mags?
  21. Re: On the search for a Winter scent for the night

    Chanel Coromandel
    Kurkdjian Lumiere Noir pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    1st wearing of Zegna Javanese Patchouli. Nicely done, and I get more of a vetiver vibe (grassiness) than I do any comparison to Coromandel. Spritzed it on my wrist before I went to bed last night...
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    Re: Wedding scent suggestions please

    Ordered today:

    MFK Lumiere Noir pour Homme
    Zegna Havanese Patchouli

    Neiman Marcus Atlanta, and shoutout to Mack for handling this over the phone and he on his own said he would toss in samples.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    MFK Lumiere Noir pour Homme
    Zegna Havanese Patchouli

    Neiman Marcus Atlanta, and shoutout to Mack for handling this over the phone and he on his own said he would toss in samples.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I also have the 13z01 batch, from ebay, and it does last 10+hours. I was coming back from lunch about 6 hours after initial application, four sprays and they said it could be smelled when I walked...
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    Re: Marshalls: GIT for $199

    I agree. That and Millisime Imperial, makes me wish it was late 1990s
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    Re: Wedding scent suggestions please

    Cacio: thanks. then Lumiere is a definite buy. Now for a number two scent,
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    Re: Wedding scent suggestions please

    Used to have this, but it does not smell like it did in the heyday, say 2001, when I got a lush melon note. I do have Aventus and will take that down there. But I want to carry two more and let her...
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    Re: Wedding scent suggestions please

    How does CPLS project and last when compared to Lumiere?
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    Wedding scent suggestions please

    I have a credit at Neiman Marcus and decided that I need, or better yet, want, to get a scent for my daughter's wedding November 1st at Rosemary Beach, FL. I am tossing these in my head, choosing...
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    Re: Finally sniffed Eau Sauvage... wow!!

    Im sorta the same way. When I wore the dickens out of ES in the early 80's, it was a lemon prominant scent and I had to layer it with the aftershave balm to get it to project and last. The recent...
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    Re: What's the appeal in Montale?

    I used to think that but when Red Vetyver came out, it was a projection and longevity bomb. Last two bottles I have, were neither. So while it may be a great scent, in my mind, I compare what it...
  33. Secent similar to Archpelago Havana candle - Ingredients in post

    I love the smell of a candle I have, Archipelago Havana. On the candle, it says Bergamot, Cuban Tobacco Leaf and Yland-Ylang. Sweet tobacco smell, not smokey but yes, tobacco-ey.

    What scents...
  34. Re: Can really strong fragrances turn your nose off? Just like that?

    The ADP Oud does this too. Some small puffs from my sample go a long way and project like crazy.
    The big bottle has a sick sprayer, it's like a water hose.
    Those huge orangy topnotes turn my nose...
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    Re: Intringant patchouli errrr....

    I'm kinda in the ballpark for another patch fragrance, having Coromandel. Coromandel works very well for me as far as longevity and projection and I use it in fall and winter. Looking for a year...
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    Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is Grossly Underrated

    I am on the fence with this one. I love it when first applied and for two hours afterward. But after that, I cant smell it, kinda like the way Aventus is. But my lady friend leaned in to hug me...
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    Re: upgrade fragrance... OUD

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    id say Oud Wood, but you may want to consider Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud, a bit cheaper per ml and I think it compares favorably. I might say that Oud Wood projects a little more, longer, but...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Off of the 'Bay, a 180 ml bottle of Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud, for $214 shipped. Not bad I dont think
  40. Re: Are Colognes Really Weaker or Is Olfactory Fatigue Worse than We Realize?

    Are colognes weaker? A recent these on kurkdjian Lumiere noir poor Homme seems to indicate the newer versions are weaker .
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    I tried it at Saks Fifth and it was very nice.It does project very well and lasts, so maybe a spray to the chest. one at the bast of the throat and then to a wrist to dab against the other and that...
  42. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: 3g, 4gLTE, download speeds, what is the effect

    Ok, I did not think I could but I downloaded speedtest on my Iphone 4 and got 1 mb download. Dont know what that means, but I do know that I have 3g on the Iphone 4. Been looking at the HTC One 8....
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    Re: Mohtale Kabul Aoud

    Is this the same as the Montale? Can't find any reviews on it
  44. Re: Fragrances with monster longevity and projection

    MFK Absolue pour le Soir was a projection and longevity monstor
    so was the first iteration of LDDM
    Aventus can be for others but myself - I tend to not be able to smell it after an hour
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    Re: Creed Aventus or Millesime Imperial?

    Id say Aventus. I got compliments on both, but in the last few bottles of MI, that salt has become more prominent. Back when I first wore it, it was a great melon scent, very bright and yet...
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    Let me also suggest not the Homme version of MFK'S APOM but the Femme version. A brighter orange and definitely unisex
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, first wearing from the bottle I got off the sales forum
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Aventus, and thanks to the thread on batch numbers, think I got a good back the 13 Z01, said to be balanced between fruit and smoke and hope it projects and lasts a lot
    ...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I got the last bottle. The peranorma website sells it for the same price after the 10%off but the last post said a specific balanced batch. Hopoe it projects and lasts too
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    If anyone can point me to a great price on a 4 ounce/120 ml bottle I'd appreciate it. Looking for more projection and long lasting and even balance. Love the pineapple note. Fragrancenet appears to...
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    Re: Kurkdjian APOM Pour Femme

    Any other men wear the Femme version?
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Off the Sales forum, 97% bottle, 100ml, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    there was an old Huddler thread about RV and other Montales feeling like they are watered down or dont last as long/project. Any newer purchasers of this care to comment?
  54. Re: What is your starting roster for spring,summer

    Montale red vetyver and MFK APOM
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Feeling a summer vibe, so I got:

    Montale Red Vetyver from fragrancenet, one of two bottles they had.

    APOM Homme by Kurkdjian
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    MFK APOM, and to me, either version
    Montale Red Vetyver
    and for a quick bracing one, CDG Vettiveru
  57. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Well, I do note that a lot of people says it smells a lot like Montale Red Vetyver. I dont get the pencil shavings as much out of TdH edt as I would out of whichever Dior it is thay say is pure...
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    Poll: Re: Looking for masculine summer fragrance

    Red vetyver over terre
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    Any deals around on RV?
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    Re: Montale price jump in both sizes

    Ned
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    Need 100ml of red vetyver cheap. Pm me
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    Re: Recommend a fragrance with grapefruit

    Doesnt Red Vetyver have grapefruit?
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    Fragrancenet appears to be out of Red Vetyver. Any idea if this is temporary? And where else would there be a good deal on the RV? My purchase of APOM pour Homme at a steal fell through and they...
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    Ok, any concensus on which one lasts longer and projects more, the newer versions of the Td'H EdT or the Montale Red Vetyver. Something is telling me that even though there is talk about the...
  64. Thread: Spring 2014

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    Re: Spring 2014

    Terrel d'Hermes EdT or Montale Red Vetyver. Can't decide who has the better longevity now that Montale seems to be watered down

    MFK APOM pour Homme

    Creed GIT

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: What do you think of Frapin 1270?

    I agree. great scent as far as smell, and as to longevity, really poor. Decent projection for the first 2 to 3 hours to me
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, January 24, 2014

    MFK APOM pour Homme
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    Re: Returning cologne to Neimans

    Well, given the above policy of Neimans, no sense in flying with it to tampa because it looks like they would not exchange it
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    Returning cologne to Neimans

    What is their policy on say, returning a fragrance like MFK, no cellophane and one can see that it was barely even sprayed. Will they exchange it for say same perfumer, different scent? Or store...
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    Re: S O T D : Monday, January 20, 2014.

    Terre d'Hermes Eau de Toilette from a sample from Nordstroms. Really like this Prefer it over the Parfum and I really see the similarities between it and Red Vetyver. Now, if I can in my mind...
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    Who carries best deal on TdH ext in 100 ml or larger?
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    I think this explains why the newer bottle felt like it did not project after 2 or 3 hours. Guess will have to go smell one of the TdH's.

    Wonder if Atelier Cologne has something with grapefruit.
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    My bad on the term reformulation. Meant to say that there is some discussion that RV does not last as long as it used to, and that the bottles that were bought before the deal with the internal...
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    Re: Terre D'hermes vs. Montale Red Vetiver

    Ok, RV and TdH were reformulated and there is talk that they are watered down.

    So, lets assume new bottles of these juices. Longevity goes to RV, TdH Edt, or TdH pure Parfum? And how about...
  74. Revisting scents you once had, good idea, bad idea or what?

    Well, thinking I want a new scent or three. I have had the following scents and dont know if I should get them again:

    1) Piper Nigrum - loved it in winter and fall, early spring. Only thing is...
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    Re: Montale watered down??

    Is there a red vetyver scent I the Tanelli or Mancera lines?
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    Re: lost Huddler discussion - new crop of Montales watered down or not?

    Is there a red vetyver scent I the Tanelli or Mancera lines?
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    Acqua di Parma. Colonial or Essenza

    Spring around the corner. I debate these two in my mind. Pros for Colonial are the next cer rose and the freshness feeling. essenza seems to last longer and is more floral. I think the lilly of the...
  78. Re: Winter sig scent with moderate projection, good silage and longevity

    Chanel Coromandel - patchouli done with class, lasts and projects

    I also like the CdG 2 Man but it did not project as much, but nice

    and one that is a beast, in more ways than one, Kurkdjian...
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    Re: Montale watered down??

    My Red Vetyver in the summer came from Fragrancenet. I think it did not last as long as stuff I got three, four years ago directly from Montale via ordering by email from the shop in Paris
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    Montale Red Vetyver or Creed Aventus

    Have had each of these before, and sold them. Last time, it was because I thought the Montale was weaker, and did not last as long. And with the Aventus, tons of compliments but I could not smell...
  81. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian (MFK) - first impressions

    I love APLS. I went with Rose 31 by Le Labo over Lumiere but only cause of the price here at Christmas. But Lumiere is great and yes, first time I wore it, I thought it did not project but second...
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    Re: CDG2 Man - Longevity

    I get good longevity in that if I bring my wrist to my nose, it is still there. But this one does not project as much as say APLS or Rose 31 by Le Labo. Then again, It is not shy either. Lovely...
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    lost Huddler discussion - new crop of Montales watered down or not?

    We had a discussion on whether people thought that the recent stuff from Montale lasted as long or not. My bottle from Fragrancenet of Red Vetyver only lasted like 4 hours. I had a bottle of it...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    And speaking of Rose 31, i got in as the last guy on the split and looking forward to a Christmas fragrance arriving
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - pt2

    Johnny, try APLS a second and third time and see if your opinion is not modified. I thought what you did but now that I have it, each time I wear it, that skankiness feeling subsides and is replaced...
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    Re: Sample of Rose 31 or a Tom Ford

    bump
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    Re: Rose 31/ pear and olive

    Id like to get a small sample of the Rose 31 to see the buzz
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    Re: Best winter fragrance in your arsenal?

    Coromandel and APLS
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    Re: When do you wear Tauer's LDDM?

    I got a compliment while order a chicken biscuit, with cheese, at Chick Filet, with LDDM
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    Re: Fall 2013 Most Worn / Rotation

    Coromandel, LDDM and APLS
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Kurkdjian APLS, wow, each wearing gets better. Maybe getting use to the animalic nature of this, but I am getting more of a musky honey/beeswax vibe and loving it
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 25th, 2013

    Coromandel
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: My next full bottle purchase WILL be...

    One of these

    Le Labo Rose 31 (well, decant from split here on Basenotes)
    Kurdjian Lumiere Pour Noire
    or
    Kurdjian APOM pour Homme or APOM pour Femme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

    50's, rain/drizzle/overcast, heading lower each hour, going to be 48 or so by dinner, so LDDM
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    Re: Today I Bought: November, 2013

    I went to the MF Kurkdjian website and ordered 4 samples: one APOM for women, two for men, and one Lumiere for men, and if I can't then one OUD for one of the two APOMS for men.

    It would have been...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Kurdjian APLS
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    Sample of a Tom Ford private blend

    Wanted to get a small sample of a Tom Ford private blend, say Japonaise Plum or Tabacco Vanille or Noir de Noir Got samples to swap in my swap thread

    Maybe another rose scent
  99. Throwing it open, jonesing a new scent but I am undecided: Rose or not

    Reading a post on the top 5 rose scents. I am thinking I am wanting a scent now and it is between the following:

    Rose 31 by Le Labo
    APOM pour Homme
    APOM pour Femme
    Lumiere pour Noire by MFK...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 8th, 2013

    Chanel Coromandel
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