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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Baque is a sweet bomb. Paul Bunyan’s syrup. I had to sell mine back in the day (I kept Jeke).
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm wearing from my old (flask) bottle of Jeke and am interested in reports of spiciness in the new batch; what I'm sensing here is a triumvirate wall of smell: cade, birch tar and tobacco but not...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Moschino PH if that's acceptable for "vintage" category!
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Saw this too late and started day wearing Nino Cerutti Pour Homme, but I'll celebrating Mitsy in spirit. Have fun today!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Giafranco Ferre for Man -- a lighter than usual touch, and there's much more room for the notes to play out with one another.
  6. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Bengale Rouge
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I agree, the gallows humor does risk coming off as insensitive in the context of repeatedly missed deadlines; that's why someone likely phoned him and asked him to remove it.

    That said, I laughed....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Perhaps its all a practical joke when all's said and done, even when things fail or deadlines aren't met, the world isn't much more than the sum of hilarity anyways.

    I wonder who's telling him to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    New old ones!, pittance or relief?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Three up at Luckyscent you crazy kids.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Monsieur Carven
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Order arrived; no issues. Sourced from Danbury. Now for what I think is the finest patchouli I’ve yet tried.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Check your billing record; I thought the same when I saw DANBURY but then I reviewed my CC record & there was no DHL shipping charge incurred after all.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Did the shipment come out of Danbury CT (ALD's stateside distribution center)?
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    Re: Fragrance connections I made today...

    Oud Picante and Puredistance M for spice factory (cumin!) note.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cartier Santos vintage; rising to the top and likely will replace Guerlain Heritage as favorite among my more frequently used fragrances.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Sampled PdO yestereve, and I'm always sort of surprised at my appreciation for strong florals (I'm particularly partial to white floral notes excepting tuberose dominant ones) and would have no...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Cartier Santos (vintage)

    One of the favorites, sweet/oriental cumin is rapidly becoming my favorite accord--

    Sensing more of the soft musk backbone this time, and the sandalwood more quickly,...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Mostly just a matter of volume but never of taste.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    Puredistance Black -- smells like Jared Kushner with the elitist frisson of coolness defined by detachment. Evening wear, austere like glints at night, evocative of but more aerial than Bvlgari le...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This occult business provides the goat hair accord with a whole new context.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Grisly business here!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    As an unabashed sweet clove-cumin lover, this is my favorite Areej and is the one that most reminds me of Puredistance M.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    Puredistance M (current formulation) -- immediate cumin spiciness with bergamot & lemon backing; cumin is one of my favorite notes and my skin amps up any contextual sweetness, esp. as the oriental...
  25. Re: Francesca Bianchi: LATEST DUO

    You can order a sample set from the company; I spoke with someone there, if not Franscesca herself (great communication in any event), and they are considering a new pair of discovery sets, one...
  26. Thread: Your Best Deal

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    Re: Your Best Deal

    I'll flip this one a little bit: purchased a perfume at market price but then three years later was offered to release it at 400% increase. I did and purchased a ticket to S America with savings to...
  27. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    My king fragrance.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So 80 bottles in 20 minutes; and if you're reading, thanks Russian Adam for limiting to one per customer.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow that quarterback sneak!, a happy camper today here!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Deleted. Misunderstanding.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm fairly certain that one of the forum members in regular contact with Josh notified this thread of the price increase some time ago.
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    Patchouli Nobile is fantastic, a real work-horse too.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I see now, thanks. Oy, shipping costs like that!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think current prices will be a far cry from $90 (those were the days!) at around $160-$180.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    A significant presupposition in that question. Will there be bottles?
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    Hopefully life in a good way, especially with regard to the children (I could say the same and I only have one child who's an angel but still...).
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    You have everything man!, a NYC meet-up soon?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    But why in re: providing "first dibs" to a "loyalty scheme"? He's got a surplus of customers as it is, and business is business. What's in it for ALD as far as the bottom line is concerned?

    I...
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    That’s helpful; is any sweetness there amber based or floral based?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That ask is far lower than I thought it’d be.
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    Apologies I wasn’t clear. I already own the other bottles mentioned; What I’m asking is which of those is LPH most similar to? Is LPH a similar fragrance or a completely distinct one?
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    Leonard Pour Homme

    Is most redundant to which of the following:

    Giafranco Ferre for Man / R de Capucci
    Halston Z-14
    Captain Moly

    (I’m unfamiliar with VCA so cannot use that as reference)

    I love cumin and...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sounds like it’s not terribly out of character for him to have not publicized an upcoming release and maybe he’s maximizing his unconventional approach by leaving it all to the frenzy that would...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The recent Slumberhouse limited runs such as Sixes & Sevens or Lanz were released without samples and sold out quickly. I should put recent in quotation marks.

    There were re-releases that didn’t...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Most likely the one item per purchaser rule for Antquity applies only to this final batch of 80 bottles, regardless of who already purchased a bottle.

    Of course there are many ways around that...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    My impression was that he’s an anti-marketer. Has he traditionally used media this close to release dates?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Not to mention the potentially enthusiasm dilutive effect of sampling...

    RA would ultimately sell all supply in that scenario, just maybe not in nearly as rapid fashion.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Clearly the ALD distribution center didn’t have enough supply on hand and you effectively made order into a product that was already deeply back-ordered but not announced as such as Luckyscent has...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Maybe a more constructive approach would be discussing "what makes for a successfully unisex perfume, despite gender-specific marketing pushes", e.g. what makes Derby work for many women, or what...
  50. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    You're probably at least partially right here and I had the very same question; I believe there's a rule of thumb as far as perfume adulterations go, i.e. only add two drops of any other element into...
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    I've been using my split nightly before sleep, there's nothing chemically averse at all as far as ingredients go. It's very very clean and clear.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Seconding Nobile Patchouli
    Pavarotti Cologne
    Bond T
    Black Knight (Francesca Bianchi) might work
    Diptique Tempo
    Etc.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No USPS service on Columbus Day.
  54. Thread: Chypre-Siam

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    Re: Chypre-Siam

    Absolutely agree Mousse I is tree moss and CS is really the fragrance for oak moss lovers.
  55. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    I’ve only experienced the vintage but your impressions seem consistent with others’; what is it that you prefer about the modern version?
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Wonder if the integrity is at 100%. ie not reformulated and use of same source for ingredients
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    1. Vintage Tiffany Cologne
    2. Monsieur Carven; Feu Secret; Bond T
    3. Vintage Cartier Santos
    4. Only the more “everyday” less expensive perfumes, e.g. I’d never back up anything out of Areej or...
  58. Re: Francesca Bianchi: LATEST DUO

    Thank you for bringing these to my attention, I'm looking for orris butter based perfumes without too much vanilla etc.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    An unfortunate experience but congrats on decency selling at non-flip price point.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That’s a good question, what’s the source of the synthetic musk?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There's a similar accord in such fragrances as Hiram Greene's Hyde and Masque's Montecristo; as far as I can tell it must be coming out of different combinations of birch tar, opopomax, styrax, cade...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Once I wore one of the early ALD Oud's, I don't remember which it was between Oud Zen or Oud Picante, no matter. Anyways, an office technician was sniffing at several printers nearby (publishing),...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    What note is creating that?, saffron? (I recall some reactions to Oud Zen as "powdery" and that was due to the saffron note). And, is the orris lipstick-in-a-purse leaning?

    I don't have a FOMO leg...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    On the other hand, Kafkaesque's Siberian Summer write-up is aligning very well with Wood & Leather's positive take on it being a more accessible fragrance (relative to ALD's other musk-intensive...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    And so far none of the users on this board have mentioned that soap-association so I remain hopeful; looking forward to the sample as ever.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Duplicate, deleted
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    “Like Dove soap”, that’s going to hurt. I had thought Plumeria would play a bit like an orris based Miyako but looks like that presupposition was way off. Maybe the Asian feminine market will prefer...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Kafkaesque’s reviews of Siberian Summer and Plumeria now up on Twitter.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If that's a prominently placed note, I'm very interested.
  70. Re: OEillères - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    Fully displayed at NYC Scent Bar.

    Something like Derby or Sballo as a garrigue scent
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Experiment outside of my wheelhouse with intent of whetting curiosity and broadening understanding of perfumery notes and accords generally without making any acquisitions.

    Write more accurately...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The orris butter profile that I’m looking for is a rooty one that can counterweigh the floralcy of other elements in this case the Frangipani, but it sounds like that’s not the case here. Thanks.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I am hoping someone can talk about the orris butter in the Plumeria de Orris
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This’ll come as good news for those who ordered an Antiquity bottle within that status-pending “back ordered” time frame. Lucky Scent likely received the expected package from overseas yesterday and...
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    That makes sense, I'll be on the look-out.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Monsieur Carven.

    I have a crush on this lately.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    I'd be interested in hearing if you can detect an orris root note at all and where you find it, I'm going to re-apply tonight and pay attention to that development. I also realize that Arbole Arbole...
  78. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    Seconding Tabac Aurea as per Claire V and very much looking forward to the re-launch of the Sonoma Scent Studio line.
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Monsieur Carven, hands down.
  80. Re: How many of you knew about the "rum controversy" that has similarities to fragrance industry iss

    Looks like added sugar is supposed to recreate the effect of aging rum, thus falsely enhancing its value (i.e. it's not pure anymore). Also looks like a lot of rum is exceedingly sweet, I wonder what...
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Intense opening of rose with a clear underlying opoponax/spice buzz that develops. The rose reminds me of Pekji's rose, at least in the vintage versions of Ruh (I'm learning that Turkish rose note...
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    Intense opening of rose with a clear underlying opoponax/spice buzz that develops. The rose reminds me of Pekji's rose, at least in the vintage versions of Ruh (I'm learning that Turkish rose note...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    A staff member at Lucky Scent (LA) and I discussed this fragrance Antiquity and she mentioned the oakmoss bottom, suggesting a chypre element in addition to the more orientalist (resinous, spicy)...
  84. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    If you can get an early bottle of Nobile Patchouli 1942 give it a shot.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    What Proust said and also the Walimah set was in honor of the maker’s wedding ceremony, so the spray for the bride and the attar for the groom.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    They are absolutely different.

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2018/01/29/areej-le-dore-walimah-parfum-walimah-attar/
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    Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    What's with the new "running" language in perfume ad copy? Bogue's IHEARTYY also claims to evoke a morning run around the Central Park reservoir.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Chypre Siam was the winner out of the sample pack I ordered recently, and I purchased a FB from the new darker batch. Great, steady creamy oakmoss drydown.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The first time I tried it, I thought it smelled like the inside of an empty cooler that had been left inside a hot car (parked in sunlight while camping in the woods say) with forgotten carrots in it.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think that I have warmer skin that pushes dry scents slightly more into sweeter side of the spectrum.
  91. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Which Bortkinoff are members referring to here with the ylang note?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    New Sibet on a cool grey NYC day, quite a fit. Works well in high dry heat and fall. If Josh re-ups this one I’d back up.
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    Edit: deleted, wrong thread
  94. Re: Bogue (Luckyscent NYC Exclusive) “I Love YY”

    The ylang doesn’t skew toward a banana impression at all, the dry down is fantastic, it’d be great in Miami. It really should be IHEARTMIAMI
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed, this is one of my favorite attar purchases and the aging by now is built-in.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    If there's anything out there that's a natural and less sweet Jubilation (men), I'm very interested. I do not mind florals at all provided that they're not too yellow (whites are preferred), but I do...
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    Re: New: Rogue Perfumery - Chypre-Siam EdP

    This is outstanding. The jasmine and the ylang provide a creamy counterpart to the oakmoss. I look forward to a FB purchase.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    "In a snit" is speculative, unless you're actually aware of the content of their conflict, which if I do understand it, does in fact justify Kafkaesque's response.
  99. Re: Bogue (Luckyscent NYC Exclusive) “I Love YY”

    It took a few days at the least to sell out.
  100. Re: Bogue (Luckyscent NYC Exclusive) “I Love YY”

    Went NYC Scentbar to try YY and others...YY isn’t bad, the most feminine and “simple” of the Bogue’s I’ve tried (up to
    Noun). The ylang is very prominent and rich, with a bubble gum effect that’s...
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