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  1. Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    For fans of Slumberhouse, Grev and Rume will see a brief, limited return and will be available for order soon at a slightly lower price point and will come in the old velvet pouch but with the new...
  2. Re: Amber Absolute re-released for 6 months at Neimans!

    Aside from turning it down a notch (which would be a smart move as the stuff is unbearably strong), I can't imagine there'd be much to reformulate in AA. It's made from fairly standard-fare resins...
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    Re: Certain note in TF's Oud Wood

    I haven't smelled the TF for a while, but it could be a "laundry musk" material like galaxolide as that's used in both perfume and laundry / cleaning products, but it might also be a synth moss note...
  4. Thread: Coconut

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    Re: Coconut

    Yep, this one! You could evacuate a building with it.
  5. Re: Has anyone here actually ever touched/smelled/held real ambergris?

    I have a couple of tinctures, but the scent profile varies quite a bit. One is slightly more vanillic than the other, but both have a briney-halitosis thing going on. Ambergris Oliffac -- a material...
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    Re: Xerjoff al khatt

    Can't say I see any resemblance either. L'Homme smells like the usual Eau d'Macy's to me, whereas Al Khatt is overripe fruits, indolic jasmine, and a majorly stinky barnyard musk.
  7. Re: How do you compare Dior's Leather Oud to Black Tourmaline ?

    I agree that BT is pretty dry — almost scratchy. LO isn't at all, and it's got a bit of a woody-amber base to it. Density-wise, it reminds me of Interlude Man but the scent itself is different. Both...
  8. Re: How do you compare Dior's Leather Oud to Black Tourmaline ?

    Yeah, they're very different. Black Tourmaline is a bit like CdG's Black. It has a smoky, slightly camphorous smell to it — quite stark and severe (in a good way), whereas LO is a massive, enveloping...
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    Re: What's better than Creed Royal Oud?

    You might want to check out Heeley's Phoenicia then. It reminded quite a bit of Royal Oud but with dry fruit notes.

    Royal Oud, to me, is a spicy cedar scent, and it's a good one too. Although I...
  10. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    There have been a couple of requests for this. I can try and smash them together, but I think it might mess things up. Let me give it a go and if it's a disaster we can undo it. I'll merge the older...
  11. Re: looking for something suggestive, provocative

    You might also explore Montecristo, Room 237, and Fate Man. If you're okay with MKK, you might also want to get your nose on the upcoming Salome by Papillon. It doesn't smell like MKK, but it's the...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bottle

    OP got his response four years ago when he asked. I'll lock this one up to prevent further bumping.
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    Re: Impulse triggers

    I'm the same, If I see a killer deal on something (like more than 50% off), I tend to go nuts. Aside from that, I circle my pray for months before I pounce. My impulses have failed me too many times...
  14. Re: Thrift Shop Gems... may the lucky ones stand up

    But keep an eye out for estate sales. There are companies that go into homes of the deceased and sell the contents for the families, and so now and again you'll see these sales of Hollywood estates...
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    Re: Literally smells like wet dirt

    I like a dirty patchouli, but to me Coromandel is very dressy and clean as far as patch goes. Patchouli is a deeply earthy scent, but it also has a spectrum of scent profiles depending on where and...
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    Re: Fundamental by Rubini Profumi

    I have, but I wasn't impressed to be honest. I found it to be convoluted and plastic-y with a loud woody-amber base. I know a few folks around here thought highly of it, though.
  17. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    Cuir 28 and Gaiac 10 are the two standouts for me, but I don't find either one to be all that great. Musc 25 is okay, but it's just a basic white musk. To be honest, they'd need to be priced less...
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    Re: My frangrance "starter kit"

    eldude: take a look at this post from site's owner and maybe edit some of your opening language a little.
  19. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    I thought was a piss-take of Kilian!

    ALOF bottles, FWIW, have the best sprayer mechanism!
  20. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    I kind of love it.
  21. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    This one's quite something:
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=39899&stc=1
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    I'm not much of a rose fan, but might I throw Neil Morris' Gotham into the mix? It's dark, moody affair. Quite animalic with a butch castoreum / leather, but rose, to me, is all about drama, and it...
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    Re: Experienced noses, please weigh in!

    I haven't smelled the Kilian for a while, but doesn't it smell a bit like Lubin's Idole? Boozy rum nots are hard to sustain in perfume — they ten to burn off kind of fast.
  24. Thread: Iso E Super

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    Re: Iso E Super

    If you've worn contemporary fragrance, you're already wearing Iso E as it pops up in tons of stuff, sometimes in very high doses. On it's own, it's just a linear effect — kind of simple, but nice...
  25. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    Like many threads on the site, Creed threads are often opinionated. There are plenty that are established for neutral discussion, but many are started on the premise of a strong opinion. Although not...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Devil Scent Project

    Dev 4 smelled quite a bit like Norma Kamali incense to me — it's the same labdanum I assume. None of them grabbed me though, unfortunately. I detected a weird melted effect in several that I couldn't...
  27. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    It was as though someone raided an antique store and threw it all together into the sample pack. It was definitely opulent!
  28. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    I still have the contents of mine. As far as I can tell, they were all individually done — about 15 or so samples, old photos, snippets of text, feathers, bits of string. Really over the top, and I...
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    Re: Alternatives to Memoir Man

    Wormwood / Absinthe is a really difficult material to get right as a featured note — Amouage absolutely nailed it with Memoir Man (and Memoir Woman, which I find to be just as good). I really can't...
  30. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    I think this is an interesting topic — one that I don't think I could answer definitively for myself. I mean, there's no question that for the majority of the capital-I Industry, packaging, ad-copy....
  31. Thread: De Profundis

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    Re: De Profundis

    Yeah, nothing stopping you or anyone from wearing this. It was one of my favorites for a while, but not too long ago I found myself turning against Lutens bases a bit — this one included. The opening...
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    Re: Arctander Perfume and Flavor Chemicals

    Paul, I wouldn't take your copies apart. The naturals one can be found fairly easily online from a famous download site, and there are some some relatively simple instructions on how to get it online...
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    Re: Creed's monarchy marketing

    As mentioned in another thread, there are few innocent parties right now. Let's all just take a breather from Creed threads for a while so those of use with jobs can actually get our work done!

    ~...
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Okay, it's time for a break I think.
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    Oh, there are few innocent parties in these threads anymore, and it's becoming a daily occurrence at this point (I don't think I've ever posted in this many Creed threads in my life!) Let's all take...
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    Re: My Chemical Romance

    I could be wrong, but I think with the Pebble watch and Cards Against Humanity etc., you're actually buying those items upfront at a promotional rate. I think this is more of an opportunity to make a...
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    I was eyeballing a bottle of Royal Oud on some discounter site not too long ago (I forget which), but with some sly coupons, it wasn't much more than $100 for a tester (I didn't get it in the end)....
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    Ha! Touche!
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    Guys, just buy them from fragrancenet or their equivalent when they have good coupon. I recall people talking about Creed showing up at the likes of TJ Maxx and whatnot as well, so any price...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I actually prefer some ephemerality over monster longevity or "beast mode projection" as it's sometimes referred. While I have plenty of scents that go on and on and on, I find they take some...
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    Re: Creed's monarchy marketing

    I'd be surprised to hear that many people really grab onto the "royal" aesthetic, to be honest. Even though it can be kind of ridiculous, I find the whole thing quite easy to sidestep and I wonder if...
  42. Re: Dipping my toe into the world of Amouage ...

    Don't forget Memoir! But yes, by the looks of your tastes, Interlude Man will probably go down well. As others have mentioned, I'd be wary of Lyric and, although it's a popular favorite, I don't...
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    Re: Cumming/2nd Cumming Alternatives

    I went to take a look at the reviews for Bois Farine and discovered that my own review was up there. I guess that's how memorable that scent was for me! I probably would have noted if it had reminded...
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    Re: Cumming/2nd Cumming Alternatives

    I've never smelled anything else like it, to be honest; I think it's a completely original scent. I have the water perfume and it does last quite well, but CBIHP is ephemeral / light by design —...
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Not as far as I know, but I'm not that up to speed on the specifics. Perhaps rectified birch tar is permissible?
  46. Re: perfumer's apprentice order; dilution ratios help!!!

    It depends on the items. As a general rule of thumb, when diluting new materials, I start it off at 20% and then re-evaluate and sometimes take it down to 10%. You can often gauge where something...
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    Re: NEW Jo Malone - Incense & Cedrat

    I have. It's a basic incense -- nothing new or unique, but it's shockingly good coming from Jo Malone. It takes scents like Sahara Noir, Avignon, and Bois d'Ascese and splits the difference between...
  48. Re: Lavender - what is wrong with my nose? Some smell like the plant, some smell weird and gross

    Extraction method and country of origin can play a role as well as the raw materials themselves have quite distinct scent profiles (EO vs. absolute, for example). The raw material itself is quite...
  49. Re: Why is there so much love for Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    That was the proto-Molecule 01 scent wasn't it? A 10% dilution of Velvione? I actually made some up after reading about it (I have that raw material) but it didn't do much for me.

    Context is key...
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    Re: Thanks for your help!

    Very cool! Congrats!
  51. Re: Why is there so much love Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    I also don't like it. Usually I can at least appreciate what others see in a scent even if I dislike it myself, but I've tried and tried with this and I genuinely struggle to understand the appeal....
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    I should probably add that I haven't seen the GC/MS myself so I can't speak to what's on it (I'm just going on the comments in that thread from those who did read it combined with my own experience...
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    Re: Raghba Intense Wood

    I have a bottle, and it's great for the money ($15?), but I wasn't that smitten. I'd bought Kalemat Black a few weeks prior, and this scent seems like a component of Kalemat Black to me. To be...
  54. Re: Advertising using synthetics over natural ingredients

    Well, I think in the case of the DEV line (which I'm familiar with), it's structured specifically around natural materials (there's a narrative attached that explains the use of a certain labdanum, I...
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Here's a link to the thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/407469-The-Creed-Aventus-Analysis-Is-Now-Available?highlight=aventus The actual GC/MS is off-site in a group where people club together...
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    Re: What note/accord could it be?

    Sounds like Iso E, but you should only be able to smell it in the scents you mentioned quite late in the wear. It has a cedar character to it with a kind of shimmery effect in that it flickers in and...
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    ^ That Bentley is really solid for the money. And that new Jo Malone surprised the hell out of me.
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    There are some scents that rely on incense more than focus on incense alone. For example, if you smell something like Portrait of a Lady, there's a prominent incense accord in it that pairs well with...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    I've been meaning to explore this line further, so I'm all ears for this thread. I own a bottle of Gotham -- which I love -- but that was the only one in the store that I liked when I tried the line....
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Aventus discussion strikes again! Let's calm things down a bit in here, guys?

    The OP was looking for feedback from people who don't like the scent, so it might be wise to keep things on topic in...
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    I try to modulate my experience. For example, I smell something like Djedi or Eau d'Hermes and think to myself "well, there are similar aesthetics today doing similar things," but when I...
  62. Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute Reissued as a Harrods exclusive

    From what I've heard, it's only going to be available for a month, but that seems insane — and my info is third-hand, so take it with a grain of salt. The scent is ridiculously strong (tons of heavy...
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    And I think that's the point I'm skirting — that timeless themes are now too slippery for a product to latch onto. For something to have lasting significance or effect, now, it needs to do more than...
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    Again, good points. I'm wondering if our definition of masterpiece needs to change and how objective just a claim can ever really be? For one thing, it's difficult to recognize such a thing in the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit parfum

    I was wondering what your thoughts were as I recall you talking about the original before. I'm really surprised I can't pick up the vanilla or the sweetness that you guys all mention, but I'll...
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    Not to thread-jack, but this is a great point and I was just thinking about this today (and was actually thinking about raising a similar question as a discussion thread topic). I suspect that it has...
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    Re: Fahrenheit parfum

    Everyone seems to have wildly different takes on this. For me, there's no sweetness to it at all. Although it's clearly a reconstruction, it smells like a solid facsimile of the original to me. The...
  68. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    I've never tried Joop! either. The only place I see it is in drug stores, and it's usually chained up and sealed. I think I've got a good idea as to what it smells like though, so it's hardly one I'm...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing what others think of Papillon's upcoming Salome. I've found myself a bit disappointed by some releases this year that others really liked, but this one was...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures

    Best rationale for not giving an F what others think!

    I have a few cheap and nasty scents that I douse myself in now and again (Arno Sorelli's "Amber"; Tokyo Milk's "Dead Sexy") but I don't really...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    It smells more like a cheap candle to me, but the $4 part sounds about right.

    (ducks for cover)
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    Re: Which one among these Ambers?

    This may have been noted elsewhere, but there's word that AA will make a limited return in the near future.

    Oh, and AA is the clear winner for me, but I do own both. I will say, though, that I...
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    Apologies for everyone who got to read all that. We have a zero tolerance policy for racism and homophobia around here, so some people will be taking a little time out.
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    Re: Similar to Jovoy: Jus Interdit?

    It actually reminded of three scents, but most prominently the synth-benzoin base of L'Orpheline. The musk reminded me of Montecristo, and the overall effect reminded me of another newer scent called...
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    Re: Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    Hednic, I don't think the line really subscribes to gender assignation — her other scents are all fairly flexible. Ultimately this is a floral scent, but it's a fairly butch floral. The jasmine is...
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    Re: Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    So, I tried this a little while ago but because I didn't know any of the release information, I kept quiet on it. I wasn't nearly as into Anubis (or the other two) as other folks were, but generally...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I'm guessing it's ambroxan and a slew of musks combined together. As L'HBI noted, it doesn't smell musky, but it has that kind of bubble effect that comes from layering materials like muscenone,...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I don't disagree with you. I think it's entirely possible to write something off without trying it based on personal preference. I think it's also helpful to voice a reason as to why you don't think...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I've been trying to find the link ever since I wrote that! It's actually Barari by Misk Al Nukhbah. I only got a sample of it, but I was impressed. It's slightly less sweet in the base and that...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Come on guys, let's mellow it out a bit. This thread's pretty simple: if you've tried both, talk about them. If you haven't, give them a try and let people know what you think. If you don't want to...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    This is key, and it's expected that people are going to get heated over stuff they're passionate about. But in the long run, no one gains from bickering and the headache really isn't worth it....
  82. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    It's amazing how quickly situations (in general) compound and/or explode, and even the tiniest interactions suck up all kinds of mental energy. Even when it's running smoothly, the marketplace can be...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    I don't think there's any need for this kind of animosity. Maybe sit this thread out if you're simply looking to denigrate people?
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    Woah woah woah, calm down!

    I was simply asking you if you thought it possible that "Incense" smelled incomplete because it was designed to be incomplete and worn with "Perfume." Nothing to do with...
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    Re: Fragrance Foundation Award Winners 2015

    Do you mean to suggest that Bath & Body Works and Taylor Swift aren't producing award-worthy perfume?

    ;)
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    Re: PK's New Lab in Process

    Wow! Huge difference, Paul. Congrats!
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    I think it being an accord is entirely possible, Mumsy. It's definitely used in "Ceremony" but that scent was poorly done despite smelling pretty great. I think it's still around if anyone's in NYC...
  88. Re: "Amber does not exist in perfumery . . . "

    I was fascinated with Amber Absolute for a long time and scored a few bottles before it was d/c'd. AA is primarily synthetic sandalwood (ebanol) with cedar, frankincense, and some smoky tones. I'm...
  89. Re: "Amber does not exist in perfumery . . . "

    Hat and Beard: I tinctured some resin like what your picture shows and the result was clearly a construction of vanilla and benzoin — which is what amber in perfumery usually is. I presume what that...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    Trebor: I wonder if part of the reason "Incense" smells incomplete to you is because it was originally designed to be worn with another scent that NK marketed simply as "Perfume" which was a floral...
  91. Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    Let's keep from going down certain paths we've down before with this topic. Such terms can be meaningless and empty to some but still have use-value to others. Whether a term like this is considered...
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    Re: Is fahrenheit le parfum a worthy buy

    Weird! I don't get the sweetness or cheap vanilla others are mentioning at all. I have a late '80s Fahrenheit with dead top notes, and the parfum seemed to simulate the original surprisingly well to...
  93. Re: Just tried Pure Havane, what a piece of junk!! :/

    A bit of a pointless thread, but we're not apt to just delete threads that people have contributed time and effort to responding to. Let's keep it alive, but keep it civil and take it down a notch,...
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    Aphexacid: just another voice chiming in for support! I hope you're back to your usual self sooner than later. Some good suggestions so far, and the idea of more sheer, ephemeral scents makes sense...
  95. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Locking this train wreck until we can get caught up. Stay tuned!
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    Re: Designer Smoke & Amber

    Naomi Goodsir is a designer line, so I'd throw Bois D'Ascese from her collection into the ring. It's more smoke than amber, but it has a great warmth to it.
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    Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    For example, I personally found Diaghilev to be really over the top and ostentatious, but I kind of appreciated that about it.
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    Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    The line's no stranger to gaudy. Some of the past releases have been *really* flamboyant and OTT, so there's a lineage, it seems.
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    Yes! Always a pleasure to see your posts! :beer:
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Come on guys, let's tame the language a little bit, eh?

    Bond's always divided people strongly — at times over their business practices, but more often than not, over the scents. It's a huge range,...
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