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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Why did you buy both if they are very similar?
    Which one do you like more?



    I ask Notino daily for more than a week to bring it, but nothing so far.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense is very patchouli happy, but it's a little bit sweet.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I can't clearly detect patchouli in this one. :tongue:
    That earthy dirtiness of leather is from patchouli?
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Etro Patchouli

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    +1 Krizia Moods Uomo
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    Re: Best Floral Fragrance?

    Guerlain Samsara - ylang

    Amouage Dia - peony

    Salvador Dali pour Homme - decayed flowers

    Azzaro pour Homme - lavander
    La Galion Special for Gentlemen - lavander
    Czech & Seake Oxford &...
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier Parfum D'Habit
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I know.
    I want to write a book about that, after which i'll adapt it for the screen.

    I'll play with the essential oils and I'll certainly find the formula.
    The perfume it will be named Vetiver...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    - now 117 perfumes (excluding backups, not so many), 95% big bottles, 10 bottles (or so) feminine, 30 niche; all new except one;
    - sold in the spring 40 bottles;
    - all of them from online, from...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Hmm, that sounds really good.


    I didn't know about Raghba Classic. Looks much better than Raghba.
    Have already found a sample. And with that, another online store with arabic perfumes that...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    How annoying it is!
    He is munching on a bubble gum in that video from the beginning till the end.
    I don't trust him. :grin:

    The first question was about Raghba.

    Do you like Bulgari Eau...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Some have very good quality bottles and packaging, others are poorer and flirt a lot with kitsch.



    Here is a perfume with box like an Amouage.
    45$/100ml (online)

    Asdaaf Majd
    Asdaaf it's...
  12. Re: Fragrances you feel wear just perfectly, longevity, sillage, projection...

    An article about radiance in perfumery written by Victoria Frolova (Bois de Jasmin blog)

    Article's Link: Mesmerisingly radiant fragrances




    There are many fragrances with very good...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Comme de Garcons Blue Ences is also very good, especially if you like cardamom. I love it.

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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Lattafa Oud Mood Elixir

    Smokey-rubbery-leathery gourmand with cappuccino vibe after first hour. The cappuccino here is dense, hot and strong, not as in Rochas Man.
    Very good longevity and...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Lattafa Rose Kashmiri

    Similar to Rasasi Faqat Lil Rijal, but smoother and rounder, with rose instead of geranium. Oud is medicinal-barnyard like in many Montales.
    Isn't nuclear like RFLR....
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    Re: Korloff: any thoughts?

    Ambroxan probably bothers you.
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    Re: Korloff: any thoughts?

    Korloff No Ordinary Man



    I got a sample too. Nice indeed.
    For me, roughly speaking, it's a leathery flanker of Guerlain Homme Intense.
    Very good projection and longevity.


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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    If you know one of the perfumes mentioned here, please share.


    Another one:
    Swiss Arabian Imperial Arabia

    Top notes:
    Artemisia, Grapefruit, Incense, Lavender
    Middle notes:
    Apricot,...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Montale Aoud Cuir D'Arabie

    No barnyard, no fecal, no dead animal body, no sweet at all for me.

    - pungent skanky animalic leather, stinky cheese, ink, band aid, hot circuit board (or something...
  20. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    Baldessarini Baldessarini
    Good longevity, decent projection.



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    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
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    Re: Korloff: any thoughts?

    How is it?
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Zara Raw Vetiver
    Notes: ginger, iris, vetiver.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Mancera Aoud Cafe
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Nomaoud
    Rania J. T. Habanero (too expensive but I found cheap samples)
    Rania J. T. Oud Assam (idem)



    Franck Olivier Oud Vanilla - they say it's like...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I bought a sample. I tried it once and I didn't like it. I can't remember how it smell, I can't remember why I didn't like it, except it's too airy/ozonic for me.

    If you like this type of...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    I didn't knew this one.
    The pyramid looks great.
    From reviews not to much love for this one, but I think I would like it.
    Peacocky bottle. :)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Dunhill for Men

    I didn't care for it. I haven't worn it from very long time.
    Wow! It's so different now. I love it.
    From 6/10 to 8/10.

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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Thanks again for your recommendations!




    I forgot to mention that I hate medicinal oud. I much prefer skunky/barnyard/mouldy/rubbery/cheesy/chocolaty oud.

    Miller Harris (150$) and Byredo...
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    Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I'm looking for very good oud perfumes, preferably cheap (under 70$), not very obscure brands.
    Yes, I don't hate flowers. I love (some) roses.
    It doesn't bother me if it is sweet.
    And it...
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    Re: Al Haramain - Amber Oud (not gold)

    Does it have the same beefiness?
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    Much more close to Terre d’Hermes EDT than I imagined. It even has that three-dimensional grainy/sandy texture, but here it's diminished.
    I wouldn't say that Bronze Age is an Terre d’Hermes EDT...
  32. Re: Banana Republic Oud Mosaic = Oud Ispahan/ Oud Palao

    I don't know how Oud Ispahan it smells. But I like Frank Olivier Oud Touch very much and I'm looking for other good, cheap, oud perfumes.

    1) It is Banana Republic Oud Mosaic as dense as Frank...
  33. Re: Banana Republic Oud Mosaic = Oud Ispahan/ Oud Palao

    1) Is it thick, dense?

    2) How do you comment this?
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    Re: A creamy Woody for winter

    +2 for Egoiste

    Guerlain Samsara - ylang, iris, amber and creamy sandalwood.
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    Well, we are junkies - always in searching for the next dose. :grin:
  36. Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    Ouch! I forgot Comme des Garcons Blue Ences even if it occupies 3 parking spaces in my closet.
    Pseudo-blue (no calone, no iodine, no nothing) artemisia cardamom incense.
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    The anxiety of remaining without the preferred perfume. The struggle is real. :grin:
  38. Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    One of my favorite accord.

    Comme des Garcons Avignon - woody frankincense and myrrh;
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man - waxy smoky incense;
    Robert Piguet Casbah - frankincense galore (smells exactly like...
  39. Re: Angel Schlesser Oriental Soul Pour Homme - any opinions?

    Thank you, Hednic!
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    That's how I was thinking too, but I changed my mind.

    Many perfumes are hard to find (cheap) here. Many perfumes disappear after a while. Some are discontinued, some are reformulated.

    Every day...
  41. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    Blind bought Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete after reading that it smells like sex in the bottle :bath:, even if it wasn't on the wish list and it cost a lot more than I'm willing to usually give for...
  42. Re: Angel Schlesser Oriental Soul Pour Homme - any opinions?

    Has anyone else tried this perfume in the meantime?
  43. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Speaking of NuParfums, I found on a website, besides Bronze Age, some other perfumes from this brand that sound interesting (10 $ / bottle):


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    Nu Parfums Triumphant Black Amber

    Top:...
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    Estee Lauder Youth Dew
    Lutenesque, dense, syrupy, smoked resins and spices - clove forward (attention!).
    Awesome!



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    Lattafa Khalis Oudi (Pure Oudi)
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    The reviews for this one are a little bit strange for me.

    There are two versions: Baldessarini and Bladessarini Concentree.
    Baldessarini is more sharp, the camomile is more present, it's more...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Well, there are always solutions to bypass the wish list order and allowed monthly budget.
    I bought yesterday (waiting to be delivered in the mail) two perfumes who wasn't on my wish list.
    CHEAP...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Hmmm! Very strange! I find the first half hour very harsh.
    Maybe I'm more sensitive to something in that perfume.
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Brooks, have you tried Baldessarini Baldessarini?
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    I like it too. Now I wear it. :tongue:


    :cry:


    Do you own the newest formulation - glass with golden coat of arms (blazon?), or the previous one?
    From what I've read on another reviews site...
  50. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    From today Lanvin L'Homme became my new gym perfume. Until now I've been wearing Rasasi Al Wisam Day. But I have no reason to wear at the gym a perfume that I don't really like. I own enough good...
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    Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    I suppose you're also ranking your perfumes.

    Some perfumes you like, but for some reason you don't wear them often.
    Some perfumes you don't really like, but you will keep them.
    Some perfumes you...
  52. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Lanvin L'Homme

    Many negative reviews.
    I blind bought it after reading Foetidus's review - one of my favorite reviewer.

    Not aquatic at all for me.
    Airy (clean, cold air) minty lavender with...
  53. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Davidoff Amber Blend

    For me by far the best in the series.
    I bought 10 ml decants with all of them after which I bought full bottle Amber Blend.

    Thick, boozy, spicy amber.
    Very good...
  54. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Hermes Twilly

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  55. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Etro Sandalo is very nice, but on me is short lived and with weak projection.

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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    How does Amouage Fate (Women) compare with Opium (Women) and vintage Opium (Women)?

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Phaedon Black Vetiver

    So gorgeous, so simple, so expensive. :grin:



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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    I dont't know, Joe. Ask Hermitage, send them an email.


    I don't want to spoil the whole bottle. I'm not a perfumer. And I'm pretty sure it's a lot more complicated than I did. I just wanted to...
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sounds great.
    Thank you!
  60. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Cook.bots, is it inky?
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    Joe, I think it would be safer to buy from Hermitage. They are praised for the quality of their essential oils.

    https://hermitageoils.com/product/oakmoss-absolute/
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    1. One VERY VERY SMALL drop oakmoss essential oil on the back of your hand. Oakmoss is very potent.
    In fact I take a little oakmoss essential oil with the toothpick. My EO is very consistent and...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Estee Lauder Youth Dew
    Balsamic, dense, dark, sirupy, unisex.
    Awesome!

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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

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    At least 3 bottles backup for all the fantastic cheapos (Aramis Havana, Bentley Intense, Boucheron Jaipur EDT, Bogart OMS Oud Edition, LIDG, Guerlain L'eau Boisee).
    For Aramis Tuscany I have 10...
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I searched for it on the first page using ctrl+F + "Different" keyword. But you wrote "TdC Sel de Vetiver" so I could't find it. :smiley:

    Proraso Cypress & Vetyver
    Scottish Fine Soaps Menís...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    Comme Des Garcons Blue Ences
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    My wife hates with passion Amouage Gold Men. I don't care. I'm not an oversprayer. If she can't ignore it, is her problem.
    She doesn't like Guerlain L'eau Boisee, Etro Palais Jamais and Van Cleef &...
  68. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP or Extrait - Do you need to own both? If not, which one?

    Verba volant, scripta manent. :tongue:
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    This is very very strange. Al Haramain Oudh 36 doesn't smell at all like the reviewers wrote. It's a sweetish patchouli like Heritage with a minty and a little bit dirty chocolate in the beginning...
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    Re: Alternative to Black Orchid?

    Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud
  72. Re: What do I need? (Top challenge for you all)

    Speakeasy is sweet.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Le Galion Special for Gentlemen
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver

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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    Blind bought it last night after I received mail that Al Haramain Oudh 36 is back in stock. :tongue:

    Also bought 2 backup bottles of Al Haramain Makkah oil (under 5$/12ml bottle). Huge projection...
  76. Re: What do I need? (Top challenge for you all)

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d"Habit - my favorite leather.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    In the morning Al Haramain Oudh 36 Nuit (i can still smell it after 15 hours), now Etro Vetiver.
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    How is Al Haramain Oudh 36 compared to Al Haramain Oudh 36 Nuit?

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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Borsalino Cologne Intense

    30-40$

    Top notes:
    citrus, ginger;

    Middle notes:
    jasmine, cedarwood;
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    The Bark, the top velvety black square is not glued. It is normal to fall. It is build this way.
    Very sturdy box.

    For me it's dirty only when I smell the spray. Not so on my skin.

    I love it!
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    I'm also curious about Al Haramain Oud Cambodi Intense.

    Top notes:
    oud, castoreum;

    Middle notes:
    cashmere wood;

    Base notes:
    sandalwood, musk, animalic.
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    Al Haramain Amber Oud Tobacco Edition anyone?

    Top notes:
    ginger, pepper, cinnamon, tobacco;

    Middle notes:
    tonka, clove, anise, vanilla, cocoa, incense;

    Base notes:
    fruity notes, woody...
  83. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    No, I don't.

    In the meantime I bought a large bottle (150 ml). I don't sell it, even if I don't use it at all.
  84. Re: Anything better than Raghba by Lattafa for the price ?

    I don't know how Raghba is, but I like Lattafa Khalis Oudi (Pure Oud) - 25$. I'll buy the bottle.
    Safe oud, tame. Boozy, sweet and slightly dirty. Moderate projection and longevity.

    Top notes:...
  85. Re: I Really Want To Tell You How Much I adore Al Aneeq Fragrances

    Al Aneeq Bahrul Oudh - rose, jasmine, saffron. Lemony wood and musk drydown. Weak projection, medium longevity.

    Al Aneeq Oud Maraam - Dirty (used engine oil, but not like Fahrenheit), austere,...
  86. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Aramis Calligraphy Rose
    My precious!

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  87. Re: I Really Want To Tell You How Much I adore Al Aneeq Fragrances

    Yes, it is a good clone with very good logevity and projection, like the original.

    If you want a smooth Black Orchid try Van Cleef & Arpels (Collection Extraordinaire) Precious Oud. :)
  88. Re: I Really Want To Tell You How Much I adore Al Aneeq Fragrances

    Very very excited about the quality of Al Haramain Oudh 36 Nuit (blind buy). After that I bought many arabic perfumes samples (2 ml each) including 7 samples from Al Aneeq.
    I tested three of them. A...
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    Re: Bay rum with a strong note of cinnamon

    Havana Havana Havana Havana :)

    For a delicious boozy (rum) cinnamon and Peru balsam try Davidoff Amber Blend.
  90. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    1) Tom Ford Tuscan Leather - I can't believe it's so famous. Horrible! The most offensive scent I ever smelled.
    2) Encre Noir/Encre Noir Sport
    3) Aramis Devin

    4) Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
    5)...
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    Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    Aramis 900 is way too dirty for me, very bad halitosis dirty. Dzing has the same type of dirt.

    BTW Amouage Lyric (Woman) is a slightly dirty rose that I looooove. Dark rose.

    Cartier Declaration...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Frapin Speakeasy, Czech & Speake Cuba?! :)
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    Amouage Epic

    Amouage Gold

    Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d'Habit
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    For me Aramis Havana by far.

    Besides those already mentioned here you can also try Baldessarini Baldessarini.
  96. Re: I Really Want To Tell You How Much I adore Al Aneeq Fragrances

    Oud Malaki and Oud Salsabeel anyone?


    Al Aneeq Oud Malaki
    Top notes: rum, spicy notes, jasmin, labdanum;
    Middle notes: amber, sandal, cypriol, vanilla;
    Base notes: tobacco, oud, animalic...
  97. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Is the current version also good?
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    Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    I rarely blind buy.

    Best:
    Aramis Havana, Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, Bentley Intense, Amouage Memoir, MPG Parfum d'Habit (red bottle), Van Cleef & Arpels First, Etro Messe de Minuit, Serge...
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    Re: What are the most controversial notes?

    Galbanum
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    Al Haramain Oudh 36 Nuit

    Very good indeed! Thank you!

    When did you test it? In warm or in cold weather?
    Here is summer. I think in cold weather it will be even better.
    For me the oud is...
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