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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    +1 Parfums de Marly, Xeroff, Amouage(this one I don't get at all), Tom Ford, Clive Christian

    Even though the O'Driu scents are quite nice (IMO), the price of them is a turnoff(Thank you decant...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th July 2015

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    A unisex non-sweet gourmand (from sample)

    @Hednic-I hope you get a chance to try them there. This line is really impressive.
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Musiqa Oud-Nishane (fantastic oud)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th July 2015

    Annick Goutal-Eau de Sud (perfect for the heat)
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    Re: Fall / Winter fragrances?

    Two you might try from Eau d'Italie are Bois d'Ombrie, Sienne en Hiver.

    A couple of others Alexandre from Arquiste and Afrika Olifant from Nishane(if your a fan of NK Incense)
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    Re: Most Often Mispronounced Fragrances

    I can say them both quite easily, with a passable french accent. I'm a non-native french person (a la prochaine)
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    Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    I would add AFRIKA OLIFANT-Nishane. I believe its your criteria. Very animalic. Wonderful dark scent.
    +MUSIQA OUD-Nishane (superb)
  8. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    I guess Im a bit (ok a lot) wacky but Byredo, followed by Malle & MFK.


    Wonder why nobody has mentioned ELDO?
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st July 2015

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    YS UZAC-Blend of Marvels-Green(Incense)

    incense, pistachio and olibanum

    From a sample
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    HackerX certainly is a nice guy. Very generous BNer.
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    Re: NEW Imaginary Authors - An Air of Despair

    "So what are you wearing today?" "An Air of Despair"

    Sounds like a long-lost Tennessee Williams play. Good grief.

    I hope the fragrance is better than that name.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 17, 2015

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    From a sample. The fragrance is a miss for me. With a vague nod to Poison its all over the place.
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    I'm glad I have a FiF sample. Will have to try it again. Right now unsure about it.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th July 2015

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    A nice change from the usual citrus scents.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    MUSIQA OUD-Nishane

    For the first time I've an oud-based fragrance I really enjoy.

    T-grapefruit,amyris,magarmotha
    M-oud,saffron,amber
    B-oakmoss,sandalwood,guaic
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 11, 2015

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    No Turkish Delight here. Its a marine scent.
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    Re: 1 spritz of Leather Oud = big complaint

    Speaking of leather/oud/civet/castoreum et al. Give Afrika Olifant by Nishane a try. A definite must for the brave.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th July 2015

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    Very nice combo a citric-green amber
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

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    This is an incredibly dark animalic beast. Longevity is 24hrs+ and projection is quite loud. Apply lightly.

    Pyramid

    Top-ambergris,olibanum, myrrh, and labdanum
    Mid-castoreum,...
  20. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Started my trip through the Nishane line from Turkey.

    Wulong Cha-a tea-based fragrance with lychee and some fig. Good for the summer.
    Afrika Olifant-a very dark fragrance (slight echos of NK...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    From Nishane:

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    Good fragrance for hot weather. A lovely tea, lychee and fig combo.
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    Re: What is your mother's signature ????

    My mom enjoys Anais, Anais from Cacharel. She also has a small decant of MR(yup) that she will apply lightly for a evening out. Thats my fault.
  23. Re: Which 3 soon to be released scents are you exited about?

    The Electimuss Line

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  24. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    Only one from your list Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: By Kilian - Newest Fragrance Name?

    Avalon by Night
    You're Killian Me
    Cannibal(oops, taken already, never mind)
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures

    Lavender Palm-Tom Ford
    Espresso Royale-Sebastienne
  27. Thread: eau du sud

    by trex57
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    Re: eau du sud

    Great summer fragrance. One of my first niche purchases. Citric, green and a touch of spice. One of the best of this house IMHO.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks

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  29. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    Agree with OP-Musc Ravageur from Malle
  30. Re: Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    Maybe Peau d'Espagne/Spanish Leather from SMN
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    Re: Male Summer Fragrance Recommendation

    Maybe, Eau de Sud-Annick Goutal or 34 Blvd St Germain by Diptyque. BTW, welcome to Basenotes
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

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    From a sample-Wow, what a treat. Dark and dirty. Wonderful scent.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Tonic-Abel

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    Re: Your Top 3 from Parfumerie Générale?

    1. Querelle 5
    2. Aomassai 4
    3. L'Ombre Fauvre 4
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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    Quite inexpensive and a very nicely composed amber.
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    I have two:

    Chypre Palatin-MDCI and Clove Absolute-Washington Tremlett
  37. Re: Let's pair cocktails with our favorite colognes

    Idole-Lubin and a rum laced tiki cocktail.
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    Lemon in Zest/By Killian

    I just wanted to let you know this is available on his website. Specially created for his store in Lugano, Switzerland. Its part of the site specific line. This includes Apple Brandy, Vodka on the...
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    Re: New home for splits?

    I'd be interested in finding out as well.
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    Re: On perfumers reviewing perfumes etc

    Well, that was an interesting diatribe from Angelo.

    "Clowns" usually scare me. This pseudo-intellectual "clown" bores the hell out of me.

    Please stop Angelo, you've been called out. And thats...
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    Re: No mass!

    Agree with Chanel 1. Bad writing/stream of consciousness/unconsciousness makes me move on very quickly. That includes fragrances.
  42. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    I can only speak from my experience. For me theres always swaps available on BN. Over time I have met and swapped with a small group of really nice people. Without exception they are generous to a...
  43. Thread: No mass!

    by trex57
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    Re: No mass!

    Oh Angelo. Operating outside of conventional industry standards is a noble mission. Even though Pitti is not for you, it may be essential for others. You gotta eat, right?


    BTW, what is the...
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    Re: Fragrances with a "Narcotic Effect"

    One that popped into my head immediately is Freak by Illamasqua. It can be a bit "trippy"

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    And, of course, Kinski.
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    Re: Sample ideas? :)

    Lubin-Le Vetiver/maybe Idole
    Atelier-Pomelo Paradisi
    Annick Goutal-Eau de Sud
    Profumum-Acqua Viva
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    Re: New!! - 3 Extraits De Parfums from Jovoy

    I have tried them all and agree with you. The others, for some reason, struck as feminine creations.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th June 2015

    From a very nice BNer

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    Re: Male Female monsters, whats yours?

    My beast is Norma Kamali Incense. Lasts 24hrs plus and you can smell me around the corner and down the block.
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    Re: Help me choose....

    Hi, no Im sorry I haven't.
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    Re: Help me choose....

    For me its APLS, hands down.
  51. Re: Whats your the Best fragrance(s) in past 5 years?

    Probably Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: Your Fragrance Hall of Fame

    Mine would include Eau Sauvage Extreme from Dior. More recently I would say Musc Ravageur. This was probably the first "niche" I tried. The bottom line is that it showed there were a lot more...
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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    The unmistakeable Peau d'Espagne, a real badass leather. Maybe Sombre Negra too.

    A big +1 for Mazzolari Lui
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th May 2015

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  55. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Unfortunately, yes. I had a very bad sneezing fit with Oud Ispahan. The scent was nauseating to me to begin with but then the sneezing started. Afterwards, my nose turned a shade of red I hadn't...
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    1-Anything related to the mainstream releases from Gucci, Chanel etc.
    2-Oud related frags/discussions
    3-Beyond ridiculous pricing(See Roja Dove)
    4-The semantics police.
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    If you're up to sampling give Cio Cio San from MDCI. Its a very interesting citrus/floral combo. I believe the citric aspect is provided by a yuzu/lime combo.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

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    MDCI-Cio Cio San (from a small sample)

    Stepping across the aisle to try this. This scent is a wonderful light citrus/floral. Almost unisex(but leaning to the feminine).
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    Re: Orangea by Profumum

    Completely agree. Disappointed.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 17th May 2015

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    From a sample.

    A spicy/floral sandalwood.
  61. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    Unfortunately, its Aventus for me too. I have tried it several times. Its perfectly nice but just that, nice. For me, its not FBW.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Named after the book by Simone de Beauvoir

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    From a sample
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    Re: Which fragrance makes you feel the following:

    1) Confident and professional-Chypre Palatin from MDCI
    2) Sexiest(date night)-Musc Ravageur from Malle
    3) Fun-agree with Badarun-NK incense/Black Afgano(will will/do notice)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

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    First sniff/wearing. Well, this is different and very cherry(bing).

    From a sample

    (Santi Burgas layering was a flop)
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    Re: A night at the Opera

    ............sorry please delete
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

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    Layering:

    Lotree/Loant/Loence
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

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    The last of my small decant. Too bad for me.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

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    I'm scent twins with my mother today. Seriously, she loves it.
  69. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    Tomato leaf
    Rose
    Oud
    Iso E
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

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    A real beauty
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    Re: Orangea by Profumum

    I love Acqua Viva so Ive ordered a sample(fingers crossed its the orange equivalent) plus a sample of She Came to Stay by Timothy Han
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    Re: Suggest your 10 MUST HAVE NICHE fragrances

    Heres my list:

    Anat Fritz-Classic
    O'Driu-Eva Kant (or Leva)
    Frapin-1697
    Yosh-Omniscent
    Parfumerie Generale-Querelle
    Diptyque-34 Blvd St. Germain/Moheli
    Malle-Musc Ravageur
    MPG-Garrigue
  73. Re: Fragrance that smells like Jameson Irish Whiskey 18 Year Old Reserve Limited

    How about FUMIDUS from Profumum.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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    Going to be very warm here today.
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    Renato-Thats exactly it. +1
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I'm worried it might be deemed irrelevant by some BNers. Its pretty basic, Im trying to understand the 8th Art. Just don't want to be thought of as dumb.
  77. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    D-Bag (Intense)-Kanye West
    Indiscrete-Pee Wee Herman
    Thats Nice-Mrs Brown
  78. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I've been testing all of the fragrances in this line for about a week. As one would expect there are hits & misses. Oud has always been a problem for me, therefore I can't provide any yay/nay on...
  79. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Would there be any interest in splitting Satyricon from O'Driu/or the Vendetta trio?
  80. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

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    These might be considered
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

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    Nice juice- I know Im late to the party but this is wonderful. Perfect for warmer temps. to come
  82. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    Have you tried Eau de Sud-A. Goutal. It is a citric based frag. There is a note in there(Im terrible at figuring which one) that gives it a little omph. To me its a quite an attractive scent. ...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    At the moment:

    Captivus-O'Driu
    Cilice-Euphorium Brooklyn
    Idole(edt)-Lubin
    Burning Barbershop-DS & Durga
    Noir Obscur-A. Alessandria
  84. Thread: Twisted Lily

    by trex57
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    Re: Twisted Lily

    Twisted Lily is first rate. Stamatis is very polite and knowledgeable. Its always a treat to be able to order from them. Also, they have exceptionally low international shipping rates.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

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    The warm weather is coming.
  86. Re: MALIN+GOETZ Dark Rum Eau De Toilette ... I need opinions!

    I have used the line. They do have an invaluable travel essentials kit for 30.USD. The grapefruit face wash is very fresh and uplifting. Company seems to have good core values too.
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    Re: If you love something give it away.......

    I really enjoy doing that. Whenever I do a trade I always extra "juice" as a little surprise. Sometimes just because. The other reason is that its nice way to meet people. And I've met several...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

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    From a small decant.
  89. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    As Mr Maillard said they are really nice people. From the glowing reports and the interesting pyramids I had to order the Discovery Pack. Every thing was done in 24hrs. Looking forward to this.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    This is a great scent. Had it and worn for quite a while. A sophisticated elegant chypre. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
  91. Re: Favorite Indie Scent from small or unknown houses -

    Cale-Tepidarium (a boozy citric popsicle)
    April Aromatics-Bohemian Spice


    Mendittorosa-Sogno Reale

    Its not available yet, be on the lookout.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 12, 2015

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    Using it as an a cologne. Its scent is wonderful apple and herb combo.
  93. Re: House of Sillage show new men’s fragrance : Dignified

    Hope the frags are better than the excessively gaudy presentation & bottles.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th April 2015

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    Great lemon scent. High realism, I can actually differentiate the peel from the liquid. What a treat.
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    A fave ofmine is Le Vetiver from Lubin and a +1 for Vetiver Veritas from Heeley.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

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    A wonderful scent. Too expensive for full bottle. From a decant.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

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    This house has so many gems I thought Id take a chance with something different.
  98. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    For me its Idole-Lubin. Its a fantastic scent, haven't got a clue why I overlook it.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

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    A BIG Lavender
  100. Re: Grabbing some Indie samples. Make some recommendations!

    You'll find the sample sizes are usually 1.5mls instead of the petite .7mls.

    Aside from sampling Tauer give these a try,

    West Third-Old Bourbon
    Acqua di Stressa-Mentha
    Brecourt-Esprit Mondian...
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