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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Does anybody know if this one is back in stock yet?
    I was told in January and that they'd email, but stores next do for the most part.
  2. Re: New to fragrance, would love to have some advice.

    Exactly this, the problem with threads like these is you have too many people giving out advice that shouldn't be.
    You end up being bombarded with an overwhelming slog of dross to sample.
  3. Re: something nice for man closer to 60 than he would like to admit

    Old Spice notes:

    Top: Nutmeg, lemon, orange, star anise and aldehydes

    Middle: carnation, jasmine, geranium, cinnamon, heliotrope and pimento;

    Base: ambergris, benzoin, cedar, vanilla, tonka...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus

    For those of you who are on the fence about Tobacco Vanille, I recommend Tabac Rouge by Phaedon. The similarities are remarkably uncanny, except it doesn't come with TV's high price tag, nuclear...
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    Re: Help me pick my next CREED

    I don't recommend the latest album, the one before was decent and had a few dynamite tracks.
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    How do the notes differ from the original?
  7. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    Yup, you're way off with a lot of them. Most would have the following BN "darlings":

    Green Irish Tweed
    L'air du desert Marocain
    Kouros
    Or Black
    Absolue pour le soir
    Ambre Sultan
    Knize Ten...
  8. Re: Mekkanische rose - out of this world *****!!!!!

    Sampling Rose today for the first time, I wonder if it's the same quality as it seemingly was above. Smells very similar to something from House of Matriarch or O'Driu, like Bohemian Black or Eva...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus

    Yes, nothing screams testosterone laden bad ass like fresh fruity pineapple and apples.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I agree with you, it's interesting that you mention Blackbird (and Bohemian Black), as I own Blackbird and could swear I was getting little wafts of it from Maai. They both seems to have the same...
  11. [International] Re: Dior Homme Parfum BNIB/ Chanel Égoïste Cologne Concentrée/Xerjoff Homme/MDCI

    Bump.
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    I'm not big on "fruity", but scents which have a "fruity" accord in their own right:

    To wear:

    Jubilation XXV &
    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
    Egosite
    Carnal Flower
  13. Re: Sweet Boozy Fragrance with light hints of Tobacco

    Sensei EDP/Extrait (although I prefer the more tobacco dominated Tabac Aurea) or Peety would be a good place to start. I get great longevity with Frapin 1270, so you may do too, Caravelle Espicee by...
  14. Re: Have you ever complained to a company about their fragrance and they responded?

    Yes. I complained to Oliver Creed on the longevity issues of Green Irish Tweed. He responded by releasing Aventus.
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    Re: Oud Wood- A subtle hype-king?

    Own it, seldom wear it. As others have mentioned suffers in the longevity department and I just can't shake the synthetic nature of it.
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    Re: Clive Christian Pure Perfume

    Has anybody tried the Clive Christian X 30ml parfum spray? How does it compare to the EDP?
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Finally got my full bottle this morning. Good stuff, I wasn't blown away though. Doesn't seem that strong after the first few minutes, based on all the reviews. I'm thinking of taking a week off...
  18. Re: Something similar to Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    Exactly, why not just go for the original Allure?
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    Re: Fav hot weather scent BUT

    Some good suggestions in here, particularly Cuiron and Blue Santal. Luminere Noire PH is another which works well in the heat.
  20. Re: Male fragrances you would enjoy smelling on a female

    Jubilation XXV, Dior Homme or Lumiere Noire Pour Homme perhaps.
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    Re: What's your favourite version of Jicky?

    Extrait layered with the EDP, only way to do it :)
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    Diaghilev Extrait & Vintage No.88.
  23. Re: Which Guerlain 'L'Art et la Matiere' EDP works best on a romantic guy and why?

    Tonka Imperiale by far.
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Tabac Aurea
    Peety
    Back to Black
  25. Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Overall "scent" would be Bois des Illes parfum, but favourite to wear would have to be Coromandel, followed by Sycomore.
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    Relatively light by my standards:

    Green Irish Tweed & Lumiere Noire PH.
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    Re: suggestions for a spicy vanilla

    Helmut Lang EDP perhaps.
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Got a sample of this one coming in tomorrow with my order. Looking forward to trying it, anybody else tried it since?
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    Re: Rank these 5 designer scents

    There are far better designers out there, keep searching and sampling.
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    Re: Pick one Le Labo and tell me why, please

    You're going to get a million different suggestions, you're best off sampling the line and choosing accordingly to your personal taste.
    From the ones I own/owned:

    Rose 31 one is a good place to...
  31. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    A metric ton.
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    Re: My cloying day with LIDGE

    I don't see what you're complaining about really, it sounds like a good thing if anything. I wish my nose held out all day to detect constant wafts of my fragrance.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    This is my "to buy list" over the next year or two. Then I will be 100% "up to date" on everything I want to own:


    Roja Dove- Fetish Extrait
    Roja Dove- Amber Aoud Précieux
    Roja Dove- Dihagilev...
  34. Re: Is kilian Straight to Heaven a good suit and tie cologne?

    Depends if you're laying in a casket or not in that suit & tie.
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    Re: How to wear a frag that gives you a...

    How can you be so sure it's the fragrance giving you the headache?
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    I thought Tom Ford Extreme smelt more like beef jerky personally.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Hermes- Ambre Narguile = Cinnamon Apple Pie.

    ELDO- Rien Intense = Electrical Fire

    Lubin- Korrigan = Baileys Irish Cream

    Creed- Virgin Island Water = Malibu Rum

    Tom Ford- Tobacco Vanllie =...
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    Re: Tom Ford vs Frederic Malle

    Equal quality? Please.

    Some more food for thought.

    Ask yourselves this, could a Frederic Malle scent (i.e. Carnal Flower or Portrait of a Lady) be easily knocked off and counterfeited, to an...
  39. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Bois Noir by Chanel.
  40. [International] Dior Homme Parfum BNIB/ Chanel Égoïste Cologne Concentrée/Xerjoff Homme/MDCI

    FOR SALE:

    International shipping only $10 USD:

    Dior- Homme Parfum- 75ML (BNIB)- 120 USD
    Chanel- Égoïste Cologne Concentrée- 50ml (80% full)- 280 USD
    Xerjoff- Homme 17/17 (99.9% full)- $650...
  41. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Because I have two bottles of it.
  42. Re: have you ever prefer the women version of a fragrance than the men version?

    Yes, Opium EDT & EDP (preferably vintage) of the woman's.
    Fate Woman over Man any day. Epic Woman Extrait I like slightly more (depending on my mood) over Man. Jubilation 25 Extrait and XXV I like...
  43. Re: Calling on all Narciso Rodriguez for Him fans and owners

    Designer fragrance which smells niche, quality stuff. Although I much prefer the EDP carnations Musc for him EDP & For Him EDP Intense (essentially the same fragrance, with differing top notes.)
  44. Thread: Mark Birley

    by Duke Hunt
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    Re: Mark Birley

    Is the longevity/projection really that bad with this one?
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Chanel- Bois des Iles Parfum
    Vintage Chanel-Egoiste EDT or Cologne Concentree.
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Guerlain- Jicky EDP
    Caron- Pour un Homme
    Amouage- Memoir Man
    MDCI- Invasion Barbare
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    Re: Tom Ford vs Frederic Malle

    Frederic Malle by a country mile (although I own and enjoy several TF private blends). Whilst they have their moments, Tom Ford fragrances are "designer" in the truest fashion, meaning you're paying...
  48. Re: Chinese characters on Amouage Epic Man box translation

    Yes it says "Pre-Reformulation".
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    Re: If you had to pick Creed GIT vs MI? Why?

    Green Irish Tweed is the superior scent. Whilst I do like MI, it feels like a "summer flanker" to GIT (albeit one which is considerably lighter, almost watered down).
    It's longevity/projection are...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Wasn't it discontinued to make way for Tobacco Oud?
  51. Re: Stuff you overhear or are told while testing Fragrances

    The ignorance and audacity of some people. I mean come on, everybody knows it was made for Carey Grant, NOT Gregory Peck.
    People need to get their facts straight.
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    Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    Rhetorical question :o
  53. Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    Like where? A bar mitzvah?
  54. Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    What are you talking about inflexible fragrances? None of them are particularly challenging, eminently wearable. I'd say say that most of them could easily be worn daily.
  55. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Bump.
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    Re: Modern chypres?

    Bogue- Maai
    Amouage- Jubilation 25 Extrait
    Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon
  57. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    Excuse me? Tread carefully?. Get your sarcasm detector fixed.
  58. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    OK, well if it's in the heat, I would look at the following:

    Creed- Green Irish Tweed
    MDCI- Invasion Barbare
    Aqua di Parma- Colonia
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Lumiere noire PH
    Amouage- Dia Man...
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    For the price, hype and marketing, Clive Christian- No.1.
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Czech & Speake No.88.
  61. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    Sounds like she was getting aroused. I'd take it as indirect compliment.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    Chanel- Sycomore
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    OK, I just wanted to share an up-date on the saga. My order has now finally shipped, I'll give Alex his due, he was sincerely apologetic, cordial, gentlemanly and has obviously done his level best to...
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Thank you. It's "Order Confirmation - 419135".
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    I LOL'ed.
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Alex my grievances have been laid out in chronological order throughout this thread. At this point, I'm resigned to the fact that I've had to wait (continue to wait) for my order to ship once it...
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    Robert Piguet- Bandit
  68. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Expensive: Puredistance M
    Cheap: Knize Ten
  69. Re: Name The Fragrances That You Consider Totally Captivating And Sexy?

    When I think captivating, intoxicating and sexy, I think (as far as women's fragrances go):

    Dior- Poison EDP
    YSL- Opium Pour Femme EDP
    Chanel- Coromandel
    Narcisco Rodriguez- For Her EDP...
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    Re: Mona di Orio- QUESTION?

    Have you tried Bois des Illes EDT or Parfum? That's what Vanille reminded me of in a roundabout way first time I tried it.
  71. Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Underated: Olivier Durbano- Black Tourmaline Extrait & ELDO Rien Intense

    Overrated: Creed- Aventus (That's obvious though)
  72. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Roja Dove- Diaghilev Extrait
    Guerlain- Mitsouko Extrait
    Bogue- Maai
    Puredistance- M
    Amouage- Jubilation 25 Extrait

    Some of my favorites.
  73. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Bump.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Bump.
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    Re: pick one out of three

    No. You pick.
  75. Re: Opium pour home EDP - where is it possible to still purchase it?

    Ebay, that's where I got mine.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Tabac Aurea is excellent, if not one of thee best tobacco fragrances on the market for photo realistic pipe tobacco.
  77. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Another for Xerjoff- Gao.
  78. Re: What do you think is the most distinguishable note?

    Oakmoss and Clove.
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    Re: Going to the Casino

    Puredistance M is what you're after.
  80. Thread: Tobacco

    by Duke Hunt
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    Re: Tobacco

    My favorites in this genre are Tabac Aurea, Tribute Attar and C&S Cuba. I still really want to try Soivohle- Vanillaville though.
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    Dior Homme- Parfum BNIB (US Only)

    OK, so this is not an outright "for sale" per say. I have a BNIB back-up bottle of the new Dior Homme- Parfum and I'm looking for two bottles of Sonoma Scent Studio- Tabac Aurea (34ml & 17ml)....
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    My favorite Amouage is Use the search function Attar.
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    Just sampling this now for the first time (thanks Colin!) and it's excellent. A definite improvement on the original and its gone straight on my to buy list.
    Loving the kinky latex note too!
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    Re: Midnight in Paris - Is the EDP worth it?

    IMO no, not when fresh air is free
  85. Re: Just bought Reflection man (magnetic cap), review

    That would make sense, since I'm assuming that all then Attars are still made in Oman and they do not comply with the IFRA mafia.
    Hence the reason they can only be purchased in the Oman flagship...
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    Re: Which Antaeus suits your taste better?

    Vintage is better than re formulated ;)
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Personally I would give it a week and then ask again for assistance. I'm sure it will turn up, it probably just got caught up in the Christmas anarchy.
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    I'd beg to differ, especially with the points I listed out in my first post. Big difference in my opinion of course.
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    Re: Creed Millesime 1849

    It's available for sale now in Harrods online as an "exclusive".
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    Re: Creed Millesime 1849

    So is this one truly a "limited edition" or is it part of the mainline albeit only at select locations?
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Difficult to fuck up an order really though when the product is in stock and you're in the same time zone, since you don't have to lie to the customer or profit on the shipping.
    Doesn't make them...
  92. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    I'll add Jubilation 25 Extrait & Epic Woman Extrait.
  93. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Interested in sampling these.
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    Re: What are your Top 3 Creeds??

    1) Vintage Tabarome
    2) Green Irish Tweed
    3) Windsor
  95. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    YSL- Opium Pour Femme EDT and EDP.
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Lesson learned, I will never order from them again in the future and will advise others to steer clear.
    Petty business practices are unfathomable in this day and age, business must be good for them!
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Thanks :)

    End of the day, it's a bottle of fragrance, silly "1st world problem".
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Just asked them politely and rationally whilst explaining the scenario to up-grade my shipping to a courier in order to expedite the shipping once the product finally arrives in stock (not...
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    Re: New powerhouses?

    There's plenty, over a range of different genres.

    Puredistance- M
    Dior- Leather Oud
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Absolue Pour le soir
    Chanel- Coromandel
    Vero Kern- Onda Extrait
    Amouage- Epic...
  100. Thread: Best civet?

    by Duke Hunt
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    Re: Best civet?

    Jicky for me all the way.
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