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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    Hi Lady in Black would you be kind enough to give us the source or link of that interview?
    I thought I had the complete Lutens interviews available online + magazines pages saved on my PC...
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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    thanks! I didn t realise that, I was just there like two weeks ago...
    Lutens debuted at $88 in 2002 at Bergdorf& Goodman, let 's hope for no more increases!!!..hmm! hmm! in the near future at...
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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    Lutens are still $92 at Aedes boutique. The editions de parfums by Frederic Malles have been raised too I think...
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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    have a life!
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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    uh what! i didnt do anything other than expressing how shocked I was things were like that at the Dallas Barneys and I m attacked in the first place for that/????

    this is outrageous.


    and the...
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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    do you realise how obnoxious you are? you ask me to rephrase in very politically correct way whatI had to say ??

    uh LOL this is really really a sad world of fake prudes we live in!!...
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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    NO I CAN T! (nothign was lost in translation don t worry I speak 5 languages, do you??)
    I m not hypocrytical, I m a raised parisian that s how I express myself, sorry not be fake and politically...
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    Re: my introduction to Serge Lutens perfumes

    I ve been buying Lutens scents since 1996...Paris...New York (Barneys, Aedes, Salons Shiseido...), I NEVER NEVER encountered a seller blending scents like that!!

    although I m happy the blendings...
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 February

    Rose Barbare by Guerlain


    (will probably be my valentine day perfume too)
  10. Re: Mitsouko - Comparison of Old and New Formulas

    I don 't really think it 's about vanilla or amber changes, these are basic ingredients, from my experience in the parfum concentration the change from natural real ambregris to a synthetic...
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    Re: Great Greens?

    The greatest most natural green scents are/were Sous le Buis and Seve Exquise by Gobin Daudé!
    With their botanical touch nothing compares to them, very unique, mysterious all made of very rare...
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    Poll: Re: Your most beloved Lutens

    I understand...but you guys come to the womens side a lot too lol
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    Poll: Re: Your most beloved Lutens

    I know where 's FLEURS D 'ORANGER??

    I had to vote other...


    Fleurs d 'Oranger is Serge Lutens worldwide best seller, more unconventional scents like Muscs koublaï Khan or Iris Silver Mist seem...
  14. Poll: Re: National Addicts of Fragrance Try to Associate (NAFTA)

    New York, New York!
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    Re: What would it be?

    Fleurs d 'Oranger
  16. Re: Mitsouko - Comparison of Old and New Formulas

    ha ha shifts you would! it 's such a high!
    it 's so not easy to come up with words, since the real ambregris is a secretion from whales it has this sexual smooth mysterious radiance, I love it...
  17. Re: Mitsouko - Comparison of Old and New Formulas

    being worried about the mousse de chene (oakmoss) ban and substitute is one thing but Mitsouko is a perfume from 1919 and has probably been altered many times before since its creation.
    as I...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    diffamatory

    a little little tip of the iceberg clue...what happened to a certain "B." from Nashville?? lol
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    you told me I was not an "experienced"...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    there u go again with doublestandart and one-sided moderation but hey I m so happy to know I m not the only to feel that way and unlike the NERD HERD that goes to you to complain (translate "whine")...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    Like Tigrushka I m really with you on this, you made a very good point with substance and maturity unlike some people who keep whining and generalizing high end and niche perfume lines.
    theres good...
  21. Re: Any Serge Lutens frags you feel could have been better than they actually are?

    again I couldn 't agree more with you.

    I love that he has a wide fragrance spectrum with extremely esthetically conventional scents like Clair de Musc or Un Lys and not just uncompromised ones too...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 9 February

    AOMASSAÏ by Parfumerie Générale
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    Re: "green" scent

    The most natural green scents are/were Sous le Buis and Seve Exquise by Gobin Daudé
    With their botanical touch nothing compares to them, very unique, mysterious all made of very rare natural raw...
  24. Re: Any Serge Lutens frags you feel could have been better than they actually are?

    I wear the most feminine and wearable Lutens fragrances like his best seller Fleurs d 'Oranger of course, Un Lys and Clair de Musc, but I appreciate his most beautiful uncompromising scents like Iris...
  25. Re: Mitsouko - Comparison of Old and New Formulas

    I own two Mitsouko extrait de parfum bottles:

    the first one is vintage from the early 80's, bought non evaporated, sealed in its original box. The color got darker due to patchouli time alteration...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    so glad to see there are sensible people like you supermarky that are able to see through all the hype and appreciate those with real artistic concepts.
    I know that Serge Lutens 'parfumerie' is...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    I m happy you enjoyed the interview (I was thinking he 's never gonna read it LOL)
    don 't forget not all Lutens scents are like Arabie or Muscs Koublai Khan!!
    I wear his most feminine wearable...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    no it doesn 't but you 're generalizing everything - there are expensive horrible perfumes and expensive great perfumes!

    why are you not concerned with huge greedy corporations whose production...
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    Re: "green" scent

    The most natural green scents are/were Sous le Buis and Seve Exquise by Gobin Daudé!
    With their botanical touch nothing compares to them, very unique, mysterious all made of very rare natural raw...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    again the Lutens english interview - Serge Lutens talking about perfume concept, vision, art...and HIGH PRICED PERFUME!

    http://www.luxuryculture.com/materials/media/article/pdf/00/00/0000863
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    Re: Different kinds of Jasmine..

    that sounds interesting, next time I buy something at Aedes I ll ask them to get a sample of Jasmine Full by Montale
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    that was very profound!
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    there 's nothing wrong with a certain elistism, cultural, artistic elitism...

    german opera, french litterature, Haute Couture, gastronomy are elitist...does it make them worthless??

    ZZ, heres a...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    I ve been wearing Lutens since 1996 when noone on this side of the atlantic knew nothing about it.
    never assume anything! I was raised in an environment where the greatest perfumes were...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    as I said I never tested it but just like I never tested a very expensive Chateau I will not dismiss anything because of its price tag.
    sure for chic parisians you never buy anything unless it 's...
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    Re: Similar to Clair de Musc?

    personnally I always saw a big difference with other musks, not in the top notes of course but Clair de Musc drydown is not like the other ones at all, more refined and complex, I also smell the rare...
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    Re: Different kinds of Jasmine..

    I second that

    also jasmine that smells clean and fresh, it 's always synthetic except for Jasmin de Grasse (I said it above only used in Joy and No 5 extraits de parfum), the purest rarest most...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    why are you a connoisseur when it comes to wine and just a pretentious fraud when it comes to perfumes??
    I said it again, it 's sooooo chic to know something about wines, in restaurants people pay...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    would tell oenologists or wine lovers their $1, 000 Chateau Pomerol 1999 bottle is ridiculously priced?
    you d be ridiculed!

    when you re passionate about art you don 't discuss and live for...
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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    maybe this perfume should be reviewed by Turin I don 't know so it gets to be taken seriously!

    any perfume boards online even the french ones theres always people who don 't understand why this...
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    Re: Different kinds of Jasmine..

    I often read Le Parfum de Therese jasmine is animalic, I was never sure about it, to me it 's neither hedionic fresh like Blush nor animalic like A la Nuit
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    Re: Different kinds of Jasmine..

    these fragrances are certainly hediones, clean fresh jasmine, synthetic origin, I don 't think mass marketed fragrances use any other type of jasmine.

    you will find animalic jasmines from India,...
  43. Re: Help! I need to find something for 2/14!

    Fleurs d 'Oranger (Lutens) the most beautiful fruity floral!

    it 's super super sexy but for a woman not girly at all, stunning quality floral combination (jasmine, tuberose, orange blossom, white...
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    Re: Sublime by Patou

    (no double posting so this looks kinda weird) posted two days ago: Sublime is lovely, I used to wear it in the early 90s, a floriental that uses a lot of rare natural ingredients.
    I still have a...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 February

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle (Roucel)
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    Re: what would you take on vacation?

    Go to Barneys or Aedes and get Fleurs d 'Oranger by Lutens!
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    you mentioned your olfactory evolution... our senses and preferences change constantly, it 's altering and challenging our own personality, that process is endless.


    you might want to test all...
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    relieved lol
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    uh you got to be kidding! you don 't talk to this guy just because he was honnest with you? there s so much hypocrisy and politically correctness in our society

    plz do me a favor the day you find...
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    Re: Similar to Clair de Musc?

    the most natural line I ever smelled is Gobin Daude and it works because most of her scents have a botanical concept (Sous le Buis/under the box tree, Biche dans l 'absinthe/doe in absinthe and...
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    I never enjoyed it and I m happy I didn t because I know this is not the kind of fragrance men like at all.
    ONLY buy a bottle if you re crazy about it, the fact that you re wondering if it 's worth...
  52. Re: Please help me choosing a frag for my girl friend

    Narciso for Her


    if she likes something high end
    Clair de Musc or Fleurs d 'Oranger by Serge Lutens
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    Re: sexiest female frag and associations

    from my experience with men,

    Clair de musc
    Fleurs d 'Oranger

    Clair de musc is the young, fresh, soft, sexy girl
    Fleurs d 'Oranger, fun breezy sexy woman
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    Re: Similar to Clair de Musc?

    thank you Ayala, that 's very informative!

    do you have a sample programm of your natural line available?
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    Re: Similar to Clair de Musc?

    Absolutely! my boyfriends who loves and enjoys buying me Clair de Musc the most calls it 'Baby Powder'! "hmm you 're wearing your baby powder', it 's so cute to hear that!
    he hates most of my other...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 February

    Rose Barbare by Guerlain
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    Re: Similar to Clair de Musc?

    you live in england, european men are more daring, this is about my own experience with american men, young or older and any ethnicity, I always get compliments wearing clean white musk like Clair de...
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    Re: Can we please discuss Shalimar?

    probably the most sensual classic perfume of all times, it was the first time vanilla was introduced this way, Shalimar 's been most successful Guerlain perfume for decades, I tested the EDT and didn...
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    Re: Similar to Clair de Musc?

    Narciso for Her, it 's not as soft and refined but it has more character also cheaper
    also test Fleurs de Citronnier, the soft musk of Clair de Musc with a regressive smooth lemony tuberose

    ...
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    Re: Frederic Malle sent me a present

    Vezern, you mean the quiz from the Malle website? I did it twice and never got anything.
    I wish Lutens would send me a present too, with the thousands of dollars I ve spent for the last past ten...
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    Re: Lesser known Malles

    on me really it was the same green clean soapy note all the way through whereas Un Lys starts green without the soapiness, a natural and purity impression that 's so addictive and I don 't get in En...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 31 January

    Tubéreuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens
  63. Re: "Secretions magnifiques" I can't belive............

    with fragrance names like 'Putain des Palace' (Hotel Slut/Whore) and 'Stunning Secretions' it 's clear to me controversy is their marketing strategy, I m not sure yet wether or not it 's worth...
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    Re: Lesser known Malles

    I love Musc Ravageur and Le Parfum de Therese, I consider these two fragrances the masterpieces of the editions de Parfum by Frederic Malle, Noir Epices is also a great perfume "a black rose on a...
  65. Re: Longing For Spring - What's in Your Scent Wardrobe?

    Spring is for my favorite scents!

    Un Lys
    Fleurs d 'Oranger
    Rose Barbare
    Clair de Musc

    I m tempted by Chelsea Flowers this year, I had a sample of it and liked it but I find it too expensive...
  66. Re: "Secretions magnifiques" I can't belive............

    if I wanted to sniff "butthole magnifique" I wouldnt need a perfume with a fancy name for that I d just go for the real thing!
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    maybe I did but I spent time to start the first post of this thread here, I expect a certain standart, you re a moderator and you should not allow worthless bashing!

    He wears Kouros, to me it 's...
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    well in case you don 't know I have had this morning support messages by a few members here too who also think theres is a double standart and that the Lutens bashing by specially someone here was...
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 January

    Musc Ravageur by F. Malle (Roucel)
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    uh! what? excuse me? so there 's a double standart now? they have "opinions" and I guess I 'm the one whos rude though! LOL give me a break, thats called double standart, how lame is this??

    I have...
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    that was very profound! lol
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    how frustrating to read things like these when they don 't know what they re talking about and just rely on preconceived ideas because some uncultured untraveled people are hostile to cultural...
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    it 's so easy to be critical, I think and many others think the bell jars are stunning, my boyfriend thinks it looks like a poison bottle something very cool

    The boutique is amazing artwork and...
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    heres a great Rousse review by The Scented Salamander


    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2007/01/rousse_by_serge_lutens_perfume.html
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    He knows what chic women want! they don 't want lipsticks with big DIOR and Chanel letters on it that anyone can get for $20!

    My favorite lipstick is Sephora # 40, it 's $12 but besides that I...
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    widowed - he lost a young wife that he loved a lot
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    Re: $$ Serge Lutens raking in money $$

    This is the succes of the smartest big cosmetic corporation in the world...Shiseido! They have invested since 1981 in a exceptional man with a huge cultural and intellectual background who as Art...
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    Re: Sève Exquise by GOBIN DAUDE on ebay

    I just clicked on it, it does work but if you need to, go to EBAY.FR and look for gobin daude or sève exquise
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    Five hours to go for Seve Exquise! I won 't be...
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 January

    Le Parfum de Thérèse by F. Malle (Edmond Roudnitska)
  80. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    Oh no I know that of course, usually Serge Lutens Les Salons Shiseido invite once or twice a year (I dont remember) journalists to present their new fragrances, a couple of Serge Lutens interviews...
  81. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    Serge Lutens remains an exception with all that, he 's the most enigmatic silent mysterious and genius marketing strategist of all times! the more hidden and exclusive the more people talk about him....
  82. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    I agree with this too, whether JC Ellena does too much or not he 's one the greatest nose today butothers who are only about showing off and marketing strategy usually have less artistic susbtance...
  83. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    I was not aware of any Creed marketing strategy, I saw Creed more like an old failing house, I m not into Creeds which are too classics for me (those I tested), I know in NYC their boutique 's been...
  84. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    can you elaborate? because Creed has had customers and reputation for longer than a lot of perfume houses
    plz elaborate ?? where is the hyper except in your imagination and a couple of US perfume...
  85. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    well said! the most "annoying marketing hype" thing are all those mass-marketed perfumer huge corporations who have marketing strategists working at round tables to release most profitable projects...
  86. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    it sounds more like you re the one that doesn t know much about perfume, there CANNOT be any HYPE whatsoever when it comes to CREED, Creed being one of the oldest perfume house in the world!!
  87. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    it 's a very good line, the ingredient quality is stunning but I find their fragrances "not me", a little too classic for niche.

    Creed is one of the oldest perfume house in the world! it is not a...
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    Re: Frag storage and light exposure

    the only perfume house that doesn 't fear light is Caron
    I 've asked tips to Salons Shiseido and F. Malle in Paris both advised me to keep fragrances in bedroom drawers or any cool dry places away...
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    Re: Sève Exquise by GOBIN DAUDE on ebay

    The seller just let me know he will ship to the US and other countries
  90. Re: What lasts longer? Which has more sillage?

    I would tend to think synthetic fragrances have stronger lasting power and more linear development on the skin

    http://bellecitysoapworks.com/articles_20.html


    eau de Cologne
    eau de toilette...
  91. Thread: Chene

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    Re: Chene

    uh yes and what 's your point??
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    Re: Cannot post fragrance to the USA?

    yes provided your package won 't be checked by customs!
    I had a bad experience two years ago, a friend of mine shipped two Salons Palais Royal Shiseido (exclusive Serge Lutens) bottles from Paris....
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    Sève Exquise by GOBIN DAUDE on ebay

    Unfortunately the seller only ships in France but I just contacted him about that.

    ...
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    Re: help me arrange my shopping list

    in that case go for Egoiste, I heard that the Platinum version is even better but I don 't know if it 's still available.
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    Re: help me arrange my shopping list

    I also find Un Jardin sur le Nil better and more suitable for a man than Mediterranee

    1. Egoiste
    2. Un Jardin sur le Nil

    to be honnest I 'm not crazy about your other choices at all
    what...
  96. Thread: Chene

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    Re: Chene

    Chêne is one the best Serge Lutens scents for men along with Un Bois Sepia, Encens et Lavande and Gris Clair.

    also Iris Silver Mist, Fumerie Turque, Ambre Sultan but they turn a little feminine in...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 26 January

    Le Parfum de Therese by F. Malle
  98. Re: Are niche fragrances always more expensive than designer?

    He wrote CARACTÈRES ESTHÉTIQUES DU PARFUM in the early 60s, Edmond Roudnitska is the creator of masterpieces like Eau Sauvage, Le Parfum de Therese and Diorissimo. He 's considered one the most...
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    Re: Changes of Heart

    My biggest perfume loves are still my loves at first sniff (Fleurs d 'Oranger, Clair de Musc, Bois et Musc, Debut, Seve Exquise, Sous le Buis, Le Parfum de Therese) except for Musc Ravageur, the...
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    Re: what brought you to basenotes?

    Edmond Roudnitska and Serge Lutens!
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