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    l'EAU du Navagateur, what do you think?

    I bought this purely for sentimental reasons I wore it once about a year ago and thought it was pleasant enought to warrant a full bottle. Today I am wearing it again, I find it very balsamic and am...
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    Re: Blind Bought Givenchy's Vetyver

    If I end up liking Vetyver, what else are good from Givenchy?
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    Blind Bought Givenchy's Vetyver

    Waiting for delivery in approximately one week's time. I had a brief vanity attack when I saw this supposedly hard-to-find fragrance readily available online, even being sold at a very reasonable...
  4. Re: Ridiculous! Olivier Durbano Increases Price by 60% - Why?

    I think it's the euro thing. it will probably go back to 1euro=1dollar this year so Olivier is pricing in for the future, but I am not sure that's smart:sad:
    Then again, I couldn't care less about...
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    Re: Best Orange Blossom

    Neroli 36 by Le Labo, my god I can't get this out of my head the second I sprayed it on, it's the most uplifting scent I 've ever smelled. Longevity is monstrous, on clothes easily 2 weeks!
  6. Even buying perfume has to take note of the Greek debt crisis

    Anyone noticed Les Senteurs have pretty much jacked up the prices of all of their products by 15-20%? For example, each sample now costs 3 pounds, previously was 2.50p; Vetiver Exraordinaire is now...
  7. Poll: Re: BMM10: Play-In Game (Game 0) "War of The Roses" No. 88 vs. Rose 31

    The result is simply unacceptable.
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    Re: I just want to smell like a man.

    You are all mistaken, Vin Diesel is the male version of Paris Hilton,AKA dumb on the outside, smart on the inside. Check his wiki page and you'll know he's more than just an actor. Brat Pitt is the...
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    Re: Workhorse Niche (not creed)

    It's the one and only Rose 31, baby!
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    Thomas Friedman and Malcolm Gladwell

    edit: wrong place, please delete
  11. Thread: Online Shopping

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    Re: Senteurs d'Ailleurs?! Never again!!! (WARNING! An extremely long rant)

    What a story with such an O. Henry ending! So what's the perfume in question I am dying to know?
  12. Thread: He Hates Perfume

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    He Hates Perfume

    The Economist's protégé Intelligent Life, a quaterly lifestyle magazine, ran an article about CB I hate Perfume in its 2008 issue.
    "My father, meanwhile, had settled into a chair next to Zephyr and...
  13. Thread: Monstrous florals

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    Re: Monstrous florals

    Tauer's La maroc pour elle is mega jasmine+ rose, it smells so good like doused in a sea of flowers. Unfortunately it's too feminine. Anything similar to that?
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    Re: Penhaligons Endymion

    I am loving it, it's terribly addicting. In fact, it's the only non-sickening gourmand I know of. Most in that category come off too foody, Endymion is like enjoying the best cup of coffee in a sunny...
  15. Re: if your fragrance could talk, what would it say?

    Tauer L'air" I am so over-rated."
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    Re: Luca Turin and Tauer L`Air du desert Marocain.

    Am I the only one who thinks it smells exactly like oil paint used in construction?
  17. Re: I just blind bought Musk Koublai Khan (MKK Spray version)

    You'll probably be excited for a while then eventually you'll hate it. Rose 31 is not even in the same league with MKK in terms of armpitness:). I am okay with MR because it's at least fragrant, MKK...
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    Oh my god there are too many, since I don't care much about reputation here:

    Serge Lutens MKK: very creatively different, yes; smells very much like shit too. Honestly can you really wear it out...
  19. Thread: Rose

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    Rose

    Can anyone tell me whether Ungaro III is too rosy/dark for a man? I am definitely not going for it if it's a Gothic rose.
    So far I have ROSE 31, freaking loving it. every bit of it
    tried Paestum...
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    Re: Frags you only like as a room spray ?

    Pretty much all of Serge Lutens
  21. Thread: Yardley

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    Re: Yardley

    Thanks 30 Roses, Honeysuckle is not hard to find, have you tried and how did you like it? Do you think it's more feminine than masculine?
    Sandalwood is not found anywhere as far as I know, it's...
  22. Thread: Yardley

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    Yardley

    Yardley Sandalwood is awesome! Sadly it has been discontinued for a while. Any chance I can obtain a bottle on internet( other than Ebay)?
    And how do you find Yardley Honeysuckle?
    Happy New Year!
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    Re: CdeG Monocle Scent Two: Laurel

    CDG Laurel reminds me of French Lover, a lot.I also get the tingling sensation from time to time.
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    I am hetero, but I do from time to time admire some of the fine avatars associated with forum members(male and female), Do I creep you out a little?:rolleyes: Now let's talk about who has the sexiest...
  25. Re: What would a Viennese intellectual from the early 1900's wear?

    Sigmund Freud(May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939) was Austrian, Sélection Verte is rumored to be his favorite perfume.
  26. Thread: Trumper's Eucris

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    Trumper's Eucris

    OMG.
    This is a brand new territory for me. tremendously satisfying scent! Is it blackcurrant? Or is it vannila?I think my mouth is watering and I am starting to love it the second time around. only...
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain - a review

    After reading, I think I would like to get to know Mikeperez more than I would MdM :)
    I've recently tested MdM( thanks Dr Creed!) and have been mesmerized by its subtlety.
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    You should definitely give Nicolai's Vertyver a try!. It's one of the few very interesting and very everyday kind of scents, just as versatile as Guerlain, only it's so much more engaging, that...
  29. What doesn't Nicolai Vertyver get talked about more often?

    I really like it for its simplicity, I haven't smelled many variations of vetyver but, I think Nicolai's vetyver, out of all the famous ones I tried, is the winner!

    There's a certain sense of...
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    Re: Monocle Scent 2: Laurel

    So far, 4
    Daphne, Dover Street, Laurel and Artek Standard
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    Re: Monocle Scent 2: Laurel

    Has it been released? I'd like to know as well!
    Also who has tried the other two recent releases from CdG?
  32. Thread: sexual fragrances

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    Re: sexual fragrances

    Wearing ROSE 31 makes me wanna do things to myself.lol
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    Tried Rose 31 today

    L.O.V.E IT

    Finally a rose scent that's not too rosy. I am getting a bit of a AdP Intensa from it, some woody note,very classy, but unlike Intensa which I find a tad cloying, Rose 31 is...just...
  34. Re: Apple Job Recruitment Seminar... please help me choose

    I wore CDG2man to Lehman Bro but didn't get the job, it's a lucky scent.
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    Re: Before Basenotes...

    This is the funnest thread ever!

    Before Basenotes, I didn't know it's possible to smell like urine and still be considered sexy.
  36. Re: Do you ever smell other people wearing niche fragrances?

    Smelled GIT in a mall, could very well be CW.
    Keep it coming, guys, I love this thread
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    This should conclude your years of research
    Penhaligon's - Blenhem Bouquet
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    Poll: Re: ... Best Rose for A Man ...

    I've realized I have a rose phobia. Ironically my skin is like a floral amplifier.In the past I've tried No. 88 and it's too dated, so is Hammein Bouquet. Voleur de Rose is just oright but not BW. I...
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    Re: Are any of these unique fragrances?

    Comme des Garcons is second to none in terms of uniqueness, problem is not many can pull off the smells of "oxygen, tree, gold etc,etc. Give them a try anyways, they are a lot cheaper than the above...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV=Fou d'Absinthe

    Redneck Perfumisto: I applied rather liberally, and that's why I feel the syrup/honeyed note is choking me. In contrast to what a lot of people perceive as too light, I find it super heavy. It's SL...
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    Jubilation XXV=Fou d'Absinthe

    Getting the same top note of what appears to be a combination of dried-up fruit and roasted beef. So this is supposed to be the highest quality perfume? Where's the incense? Where's the wood?...
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    The length you have gone

    I am constantly on the lookout for niche bargains and lately my hunting territory has greatly expanded into non-English based online stores.
    You see, I spent a great deal of time on French eBay...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Sorry to bump this, but I am very interested in Mirto di Panarea and am thinking of a blindbuy at $60. can any one share more opinions on that? thanks
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    Re: Dior Cologne Blanche available anywhere online?

    At colette.fr

    Or

    Assin.com.au
  45. Thread: Order from Colette

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    Order from Colette

    Their prices for Six Scent and Brydo are pretty good and I was wondering has anyone outside France ordered from them before and how was the shipping? I seem to be stuck on the checkout page: the...
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    Bois d'Orage is actually not bad

    In fact, it's slowly blowing me away!

    Initially upon first wearing, I thought it was just another angelica scent with a lot of edge taken out. I would gladly wear it but to ask for $150 for 50ml...
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    Re: Mark Buxton's Line now at LuckyScent

    If they do a sample pack, I'd like to give it a go.
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    Re: State your unpopular cologne opinions here.

    The name of a cologne can make or break a deal.
    Some have stupid names. eg, "You smell good, what you wearing?"" OH, I am wearing Let Me Play The Lion!" I do not have the courage to say it out loud....
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    Re: State your unpopular cologne opinions here.

    Wearing Niche and feeling good about it is a state of mind.
    JCE is as overrated as Matthew Mcconaughey
    Duchaufour is the best, hands down.
    Timbuktu is the best of L'artisan. Dzongkha smells like...
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    Re: CDG new scent released?!

    Speaking of which, any news about Series 9?
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    Re: CDG new scent released?!

    A closer look tells me it's 99.9% fake. No box, ugly bottle. sorry for the commotion

    EDIT: Or maybe not, it looks an aweful lot like the real one. Maybe it's the leaked tester or something.
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    Re: CDG new scent released?!

    Are you implying it's a fake?
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    CDG new scent released?!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Comme-des-Garcons-DAPHNE-eau-de-parfum-50ml_W0QQitemZ250477439455QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Health_Beauty_Fragrances_Women_s_Fragrances_PP?hash=item3a519e69df&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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    Re: A film noir fragrance...

    I don't know the exact definition of "film noir", but for me a lighter take will be many of Lars Von Trier's early works. Specifically,

    Europa, the scent would be Sienne d'Hiver, it gives a very...
  55. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    I acquired a sample not long ago. very cucumber-like.
    It's very tenacious on my skin, after two showers I could still detect it. It's so realistic that I literally feel like some kind of bug...
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    Re: Sequoia or Kyoto, help!

    A month later,I finally gave in and bought two. This concludes the search for my signature scent(s).
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    Re: What the Jonas Brothers wear

    Can you also find out what Elvis Costello,Dave Matthews wear?
  58. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    On a less relevant note, any lead on the next Series 9: Food?
  59. Thread: 180

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    Re: 180

    Here's another one.

    Terre d'Hermes had me go from " I gotta have it" to "WTF"? I don't know if my bottle turned or what, I can never get back the smoky,woody smell when I first inhaled it in the...
  60. Thread: 180

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    Re: 180

    No.88 had me go from "wow" to "meh". Initially I thought I'd never smelled anything quite like this before, rosy yet masculine, close to skin yet quite potent. After a couple of more tries, I found...
  61. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    I get a small organsm every time someone mentions CdG Series. A big one upon hearing the name Bertrand Duchaufour. Tell me more about Calamus!!!
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    Re: What's so fascinating about Serge Lutens?

    Thanks for the links!

    I find L'artisan a little too light, I am exploring Malle.
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    What's so fascinating about Serge Lutens?

    I am on the fence about sampling since I am not a fan of strong perfume.
    So, in your opinion, is Serge Lutens suitable for everyday wear(Think office)? When can you see yourself wearing one?
    And...
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    Re: Today I bought >>>>> JULY 2009

    http://www.lifejc.com/pictures/wa34306m/l/009l.jpg
  65. Thread: incense

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    Re: incense

    I remember there's a thread about CDG Kyoto incense sticks, Couldn't find it anymore.
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    edit
  67. Thread: Your Top 5

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    Re: Your Top 5

    I am a slave to Comme des Garcons;more precisely, BD.

    1.Sequoia
    2. Timbutku
    3. Kyoto
    4.Mechant Loup
    5. Sienna d'Hiver
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    Re: Eau de Campagne by Sisley

    Thanks all for input! At least now I know it's definietly a green, non-GIT type of scent. I am not too worries about longevity since it's a summer scent. But I've been told they have reformulated EdC...
  69. Re: Avant-Garde Clean/Laundry/Peppermint/Mint/Fresh/Strong/and natural aquatic/ and l

    CdG Calamus, from the same series as Peppermint, I hear it's the greenest and freshest of the three, longevity unknown. Avant-gardish? you bet!
  70. Poll: Re: (Part 1) By which "Nez" do you have most fragrances ?

    Bertrand Duchaufour, big fan!
  71. Thread: Knize Forest

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    Re: Knize Forest

    +1 and add EAU DE CAMPAGNE to discussion
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    Re: Eau de Campagne by Sisley

    I forgot to mention I am getting sick of GIT type fresh green, I hope this one is really what it claims to be, grass and just freshly cut grass, no synthetics
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    Re: Eau de Campagne by Sisley

    wow! Sounds my cup of tea, although I don't know what Galbanum smells like, i like all things as natural as possible, Would you say it's a unique smelling scent? one that hasn'y yet had many...
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    Re: Eau de Campagne by Sisley

    Didn't want to open another thread, just wandering a 50ml at as $50 is it a good blind buy? who has an opinion to share?
  75. Thread: Knize Forest

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    Knize Forest

    Is this worth sampling? I've seen it frequently be associated with words like mossy,green,soapy. I wonder how similar is KF to GIT? The latter I've grown out of, so if KF it's the usual...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, risky blind buy?

    Thanks guys!
    I won't blind buy any from this house for now.
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    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, risky blind buy?

    Hell I figure there comes a time when every man has to do a blind buy and the 20%off offer is just too tempting!

    I had a look at Beautyecounter, and this house is the one I want, I'ver never tried...
  78. Why wasn't Bertrand Duchaufou invited by Malle?

    Supposedly Malle invites best of the best Parfumeurs to create Editions de Parfums, right? I look at the guest list and I see 4 Jean-Claud Ellena, this guy's really that good?

    Personally his works...
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    New niche online store for Aussies

    www.perfumery.com.au
    I haven't shopped with them yet but most of what they have in stock look very interesting and reasonably-priced scents. About 80% designer and 20% niche.I think most are overly...
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    purs-sens.com, feedback?

    Anyone shopped with them? a French website selling lots of niche, do you know if they do international shipping? Non-EU countries 20% cheaper, thanks
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    Re: Anyone shopped at tresbienshop.net?

    For me, it's boozy rum in the first hour followed by lots of redwood, the drydown always makes me go wow, it's linear but that's good, it;s the single woody note I can appreciate all day long. I get...
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    Re: What's your favorite Comme des Garcons?

    What do you think it's the most natural smelling CdG?
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    What's your favorite Comme des Garcons?

    I did my research and there's only one thread about favorite CdG' incense, so here's one dedicated to the entire range.
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    Re: Anyone shopped at tresbienshop.net?

    I had my eye on this one too! Perfumeshoppe runs out of it so trenbianshop is probably the cheapest I could find
    So you owned a bottle? how did you like it? Does it bore you after a while, coz I...
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    Anyone shopped at tresbienshop.net?

    They have (almost)the entire range of Comme des Garcons and they are going on cheap if you are outside of EU-20% off. Are they legitimate?
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    Re: AT LAST, I think I've gone CRAZY!!!

    The first time I wore Red Vetiver, I was mind-raped.
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    Asking too many samples with one order?

    So I finally placed my order for Sequoia on Perfumeshoppe, Of over 40+scents I've sampled the past two months, This is the only one that's bottle-worthy.
    Anyway, along with the order I requested...
  88. Thread: DustB - thank you

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    Re: DustB - thank you

    DustB makes thoughtful recommendations I can vouch for that! Thank you for suggesting Encre Noire!
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    Re: ... Your one and only signature Vetiver ...

    HI, I've not tried Vettiveru, Should I blind-buy? I like EN, and it's cheap.
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    Thanks for suggesting, I think Lalique is about as far as I am willing to go with regard to mainstream.
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    Re: ... Your one and only signature Vetiver ...

    haha, even you placed EN before Lubin, so I guess I can give it a pass, but will be interested in RdV
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    Re: ... Your one and only signature Vetiver ...

    At the moment Encre Noire, no contest.
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    thanks!
    Can anyone tell me how does VE compare to EN? different enough to own both?
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    VE is the first one I thought of trying after sampling EN! I think I might also give French Lover a try, your thought?
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    I see, which would you say it's more dominant? I seem to smell only a single note, I suspect that's what draws me most.
    It's likely to be Bourbon vertiver because it's boozy?
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    Chanel Sycamore? noted, thanks.
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    There isn't a Lalique boutigue in my vicinity
    what is a reasonable price you expect to pay online?
    What is the special vertiver that it's used? it's not like anything vertiver I've smelled, I...
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    Re: Encre Noire, too good!

    I would never have thought EN is a harsh scent, if anything, it's proudly masculine.

    I just found out Pafume1 do not ship to my country:(
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    Encre Noire, too good!

    Encre Noire is excellent!! Can anyone identify what's the prominent green note in the composition? Can you help me find other similar niche scents under the same category(i.e same vertiver used),only...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur for younger guy

    Here's a thought, Why not try Les Senteurs, they sell 1-1.5ml MR for 2.5 pounds, that's like 4 dollars, shipping incl and per sample order is allowed.
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