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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The most recent Wows! for me have the Masque Russian Tea, and, just yesterday, Jicky extrait (v. 2012).
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    Alfarom's Best of List is more like it! I loved Rozy VdE, Pathetique and Russian Tea, to name just three that appear on my list, too. I'd love to see other BNers' Best of Year List. We'd put that...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Norne, probably
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Ashoka
  5. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Both wrong; its Lionel Ricci.
  6. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    My grannies didn't wear fragrance--neither of them. So I draw a blank when I see the phrase. In any event, I take it as shorthand for 'outside the comfort zone.'
  7. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    I know this is something of a perennial topic on BN, but what the heck does "grandma smell" mean?
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    Except when I am not feeling well, I wear perfume every night; and also weekend days and some work days.
    Some work days however I must remain scent free.
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    L'Artisan 30% Off 12/12-14

    artisanparfumeur.com
    no codes
    unfortunately, Tea for Two not yet in stock on US site.
  10. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    Agree, its terrific.
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    Eh, there are good and bad, as in all things.
    I'm certain I wouldn't like to trade places with them, and put up with rude shoppers for minimum wage.

    In any event, there is no need for a BNer to...
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Noir de Noir

    I have a recent decant of OI. It is a long distance runner.
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    I don't see how you avoid the problem you have described, unless you shower BEFORE you work out. So it adds 10m to your routine.
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    Re: Lit pipe tobbaco frag?

    Burning pipe tobacco--Jeke
    cigarett--the ELDO cited above
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    This


    Followed by these two:



    All 3 terrific, but you must enjoy indoles.
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    MI and GIT do strike me as having a common base. And I've sniffed both of them about as much as I care to. Just my $0.02. (Yes,I know that was just an example, and not really your main point.)

    I...
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    FMalle GPM is at the head of the Mint Class as far as I am concerned.

    But a new fragrance that has a penetrating spearmint note (albeit in a supporting role) is Masque Milano Russian Tea.
    MMRT...
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    Re: which dyptique should i buy

    For this time of year, Tam Dao or Eau Duelle or Volutes
    For Spring, L'Ombre dans L'eau
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    I for one welcome our new insect overlords!
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    Ore
    Zahd
    Jeux de Peau
    Bois Farine
    ambre Precieux
  21. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Really looking forward to trying the Iris F and the Jasmine S!

    Tawaf is stunning.
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    I think the Rozy VdE is terrific, and would put it among the top 3 2014 releases I have tried. The EdP is also very good indeed, although it is more of a rose rose, so some may find it more or less...
  23. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    are the above referenced 4 new scents available yet? Holding my breath for the iris!
  24. Re: Pinterest channel pinning all Luca Turin's 4 - 5 stars perfumes

    Ethics aside, it may be a violation of copyright if done without Turin's permission. Since the intent is apparently to advertise a new fragrance house, for commercial gain, I don't think one could...
  25. Re: 20% Off Surrender To Chance: Monday with Code CYBER14

    Plus they are featuring two new scents made for them by AbdesSalaam Attar (Profumo). Can't wait to try these!
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    Re: What's a good ambergris perfume?

    Yup; and AA has ambergris.
    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2013/06/07/perfume-review-ambra-aurea-by-profumum-roma/
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    Indigo perfumery 20% off 11/29 & 11/30

    From the website

    SMALL BUSINESS WEEKEND SPECIALSat, November 29, 2014



    Indigo salutes small businesses... and the customers who support us!In appreciation, we are offering 20% off our...
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    Re: What's a good ambergris perfume?

    Profumum Ambra Aurea has a nice ambergris base.
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    Re: I need all the best sandalwood frags

    La Via del Profumo's Mysore Sandal attar; and Inunx's L'Arbre.
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    Re: Black friday steals and deals!

    Jeke, from the Slumberhouse sale.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I got the bottle of Jeke I had been hankering for for a year or so. I wanted to get P+O in the new formulation as well, but . . . . budget.
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    Re: 28 La Pausa by Chanel

    I haven't found an iris scent I dislike, yet. 28LP is the most versatile of the bunch, being a discrete mix of iris and woody vetiver. It is the only iris scent I feel comfortable wearing at the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thank you for that! Got that bottle of Jeke I've been searching for.
  34. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    Something food-y! And go big, because the house is so full of food aromas, no one will notice what you are wearing until they get close.

    Last year it was Arabie.
    Last night, for the tune up meal,...
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    Re: Are MFK ouds any good?

    I think Ex Idolo 33 is very good quality for your $
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver

    You chose a great one!

    To answer your question, I pose another: How many of your friends and acquaintances will, if you are wearing Guerlain Vetiver, be able to identify it as such and will able...
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    Re: Warm/Creamy/Milky/'Blonde' winter fragrance

    The above are great suggestions, all reasonably accessible. I'll add 3 more: Caron Un Homme de Caron (creamy vanilla, a classic and very affordable); Hermes Santal Massoia (milky sandalwood); and...
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    Re: Is Straight to Heaven worth a blind buy?

    Nope.

    Edit: to elaborate, I sampled and found it too syrupy sweet. And so I was very happy I had not dropped $250 on a bottle.

    I've tried a number from this house, and all flopped for me but...
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    Re: Help my wardrobe with your favorites!

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel 28 La Pausa
  40. Re: Which Etat Libre d`Orange scent is the most conservative ?

    je suis un homme is a classic leather chypre. If conservative=traditional, this would be the one to try I believe.
  41. Re: Min NY - Why are we not talking about this brand?

    The Aedes fragrances--only 4--are very much worth trying.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    I can't even pick a top 10, much less a top 5.

    Even selecting a top 10 by season would be pretty tough, although getting to that stage--identifying 10-12 rock solid favorites for each season--has...
  43. Re: Current fragrance enthusiasts buying ideologies.

    Post implies, probably unintentionally, that most fragrance people are very shallow, or don't know what they like or should like. I don't agree, but even if its true, so what?

    They don't get to...
  44. Re: Min NY - Why are we not talking about this brand?

    Maybe check out House of Matriarch Sacre Tabac Sucre. Seems to generally fit your parameters, and Christi Meshell does a great job. 25% off for Black Friday.
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    2014 has been a strong year for rose fragrances. Here are 4 that are terrific:

    Vero Profumo Rozy Voile d’Extrait
    Vero Profumo Rozy Eau de Parfum
    Neela Vermeire Mohur Extrait
    Aedes de Venusta...
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    Re: best cocoa scent?

    Slumberhouse Ore
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I finally got to try Sadanne, yesterday. It is weird and unmistakably Slumberhouse, even if it does not include the darker and outdoorsy notes featured so well in the favorites from the line. I’m not...
  48. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca Turin reviews Dior Cuir Cannage and Amouage Sunshine

    Wow, that is very high praise! Turin puts it with KT and Cuir Russie. Pretty much top of the class. Must try.
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    Re: Sharif by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo

    Sharif is an awesome fragrance! I love it.
  50. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Slumberhouse Mare. Very green, completely unique.
  51. Re: I can't decide between Sova(Slumberhouse), Black Orchid(Tom Ford), and Opus VI(Amouage)

    If it was me, Sova, then Opus VI.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Awesome news!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Well, if anyone has a bottle of Jeke extrait they'd like to give me, I'm in the market! jk of course

    Getting down to it a bit, a 20% price increase is never welcome, and that does tend to dampen...
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    Initially, yes. But within a few minutes, patch almost always wears out its welcome with me, and I have to scrub. Patch is just too insistent. I've pretty much stopped wearing Patch dominant scents,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Hey all, anyone know whether Slumberhouse is planning to run a Black Friday sale again this year?
    Asking for a friend. :dankk2:
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    Re: Best Irises Out There?

    Angelique is terrific, one of my top for 2014.
    Wore the Zegna Iris yesterday, it is a very enjoyable warm weather and office treatment of the note. Reminds me a bit of MFK APLM

    No one has...
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    Re: top 5 must have all year round

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel 28 La Pausa
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Caron Pour Un Homme de Caron
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    Re: What have I done??

    If you're going to take the plunge on a backup bottle, Une Fleur de Cassie is an outstanding pick, for a number of reasons!
  59. Re: Nice on first sniff, want to cut your nose off after 2 hours

    Most patch scents affect me this way. Delightful to start, but they grow tiresome on me after an hour or two. That's just how patch is. I've pretty much stopped wearing them.
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    Re: Patchouli with green flavor?

    Profumum Roma Thundra is patch + mint.
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    Re: Estee Lauder acquires Frederic Malle

    Thoughtful post, and very interesting questions. On the first point, I think the answer is, the know it all bureaucrats are killing, or trying to kill, creative perfume. Saying more on this topic...
  62. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Hi all, just wanted to toss my notes on 'Narcisse des Montagnes' out there, for what little they may be worth. We don't yet have a Directory page for the Narcisse flanker, hint hint.

    I tried the...
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    Re: Oriza L. Legrand Vétiver Royal Bourbon

    well, I also love Grey Vet, Sel de Vet and many on your list PLUS the Guerlain and the Oriza! So not sure what to say to you, other than get a sample. Rich has it on his Splits list right now.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Ore

    Obviously,there was some clear re-do of the juice in 2013, when they went from the old EdP -->extrait concentration. But, if I recall correctly, no change this year when the extrait was moved from...
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    Re: What are your favourite ginger scents?

    Onda VdE
    ELDO Like This
    Dip. L'eau de Tarocco
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    Re: Favorite fragrance house.

    Mine are:

    Vero Profumo
    La Via del Profumo
    Frederic Malle
    Slumberhouse
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    Re: Oriza L. Legrand Vétiver Royal Bourbon

    It is closest to Guerlain's Vet. I am wearing it today. It starts very zingy, and gets progressively rich.
    A very nice vetiver.
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    Re: Estee Lauder acquires Frederic Malle

    Désastre!
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    Re: Four Sesons 20% OFF Fall Sale!!

    awesome, thanks
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    Re: To pee or not pee?

    hahahha! good point
    note to self: no part bottles or decants of peety!
  71. Re: How are Frederic Malle colognes? What are the best ones?

    Great quality across the entire line.
    My top:
    Dans Tes Bras
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Une Fleur de Cassie
    L'eau d'Hiver
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    very cool!
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    Sticky: Re: Proposed Rules for Items for Sale board

    I would suggest changing "delete when sale is over" to "delete when delivery is confirmed." As a buyer, I want the record of what is offered at what price preserved until I have the bottle in my...
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    I feel like a total heel for neglecting to thank splitter (and fellow Pennsylvanian) 'strifeknot,' and splitter 'womo' (monica), both of whom do a great job, from which I have benefitted many times.
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    PB and remik do a great job, and it has to be a ton of work for them. We're lucky they enjoy what they are doing.
    Thanks guys!
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    Re: Great changes on the Split forum

    These are great changes. There is a very nice mix of scents being split now.
  77. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    Wow, page opening today is nearly impossible. Hope it can be corrected.
  78. [CONUS] Re: Guerlain, SL, PG, L'A, Le Labo, Bond, MH, Micallef, and more...

    pm'd you!
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    Re: The Return of Tea for Two

    Thanks for the tip. I'm in the States. I was directed to the v-p US site, which does not seem to have the L'Artisan goods on sale (although there is a Helmut Lange sale coming up...maybe their...
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    Re: Halloween/Holiday Fragrance

    I wore L'Eau de Tarocco to work, then slapped on ELDO Like This for the evening's festivities.
    Both scents feature a prominent ginger note, which I really like and which seems to just "work" this...
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    Re: Your thoughts on Penhaligons Sartorial?

    Old timey barbershop type with a prominent violet leaf note on a very musty/dusty base. I like it a lot.
    It is great for work, if you spray lightly.
    I also get terrific longevity even with light...
  82. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    i bought a decant. Didn't know samples were available.
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    Re: Best Work Scent?

    That is the ticket. To name just one good one in this category--Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Also outstanding for office wear: Chanel 28 La Pausa.

    Here is another I have recently discovered thanks to...
  84. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    This seems like a pretty good description of a scent that I find hard to describe.
    I wore Pathetique this weekend and very much enjoyed it, but as it is a unique scent, and one that seems to change...
  85. Re: What is that modern artificial wood note that seems to be everywhere these days?

    Yes, some literally make my nose hurt, if I smell them too closely.
    Why won't the know it alls and regulators who so love banning things ban this stuff?
  86. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Hi ya, HOrns!
    Yeah, I tried Au Dela. It presented in 3 distinct phases for me. My notes:
    Tart lemon, bitter herbs, oily leather, and oakmoss to start, with neroli coming in quickly. After a...
  87. Re: "accessories for fragrances" brand atomizers?

    they are excellent
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    61 ftw!
  89. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Does it dry down powdery like AD?
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    Re: What scents does your pet like on you?

    Steak, chicken, anything greasy.
  91. Re: Missing fragrances and adding them to the data base.

    Hello, I submitted Iunx L'Arbre for inclusion in the Directory, along with others. The others have appeared, but not the Iunx. Can anyone help with that one?
    thanks!
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    The Return of Tea for Two

    ...and two other L'Artisans. Next month, per the article on the home page.

    A second blow to the fortunes of Flea Bay price gougers, who were already reeling from the re-intro of HL Cuiron.
    Good...
  93. Re: Alternative to Tobacco Vanille (with less spice)

    Odori Tabacco is in the same genre
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    Re: Something minty

    +10 for GPM, still my favorite summer fragrance.

    Another that came out this year with a very fresh, distinct mint note is Oriza L Legrand's Royal Vetiver Bourbon.
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    Re: Hermessence: Cuir d'Ange

    That is very encouraging!
    Sure wish they would add this to their 15mL travel spray line. I suppose that will happen after the roll out has run its course. Will make due with a decant until then.
  96. Re: Estee Lauder buying Le Labo

    Well, there's nothing wrong with selling what you've built. I am going to stock up on a few things though. Post sale changes usually are not for the better. Ylang, Vanille...
  97. Estee Lauder buying Le Labo

    next month
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-estee-lauder-companies-inc-to-acquire-le-labo-2014-10-15

    time to stock up?
  98. Re: Which of these colognes are suitable for my dog

    Another gag thread!
  99. Re: Idiot Alert - Yes, Im talking about ME for buying a bottle of Vintage Cuiron two months ago -

    It is only a matter of time--a week, a few hours--before someone declares the new releases an abomination to the memory of the originals. And that will become the meme. Seems to be how it works....
  100. Re: Do you apply a fragrance before you go to sleep?

    I apply a fragrance almost every evening just after the evening meal. Its part of my day end wind down ritual, like a glass of wine, newspaper or book. Aromatherapy, in a word.

    And so of course, I...
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