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  1. Re: Neiman Marcus offering 25% Gift Cards on Cyber Monday with purchase

    Yes yahoo! In my e-mail this evening. So many choices.

    How was the Derby Remik?
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Bogue MAAI
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks Duke for the info. I will sample first.
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    This is the one I want to try. I hear good things about this unsung Malle.
  5. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    I only had five of them. I must be an outlier. Especially, since I love Platinum.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    One spray and wow! So 80's like. This is so unlike anything that I currently have. I have had Bohemian Black in my sights as Blackbird was a stunner. I have that Sexmagic and Epipheny rounding out my...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Congratulations on the Malle purchases. The shipping being uneventful now that's a very different story. But I adjust for that type of thinking now a days. 13 days and still sitting in customs. I...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks rynegne. For some reason I have been going through a floral scent fetish of late so this may hit the sweet spot for me.
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    Amouage Jubliation XXV, Aventus & Dior Eau Sauvage
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Bottle on the way for me from a fellow basenoter. I can't wait.
  11. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually liked?

    I have been on the fence buying this one. Very good to know.
  12. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually liked?

    I agree. This is a safe and enjoyable workday scent for me.
  13. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually liked?

    I love it too. I can only imagine how the original was.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Not sure about others but the Opus benchmark is VI. I find it intriguingly suave and uplifting to the senses a dry amber than brings the burning sands to you. Wonderful!
  15. Re: My visit to Museu del Perfum in Barcelona

    Very impressive indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Exactly what I have been doing. If you venture to the Netherlands with 21% VAT with a outlet such as Skins and the saving become even more attractive on a big order. EN is a great outlet for...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Thanks PalmBeach. This puts my mind at ease. The MAAI thread itself is a great testimony.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    Sadly, I have always been on the fence to try this because of the frequent complaining about longevity on most sites. I just can't bring myself to even be remotely interested if the cost doesn't...
  19. Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I tend to like that thought and I'm sure not far off the mark.

    Smell is the litmus test for me.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly: Galloway..

    I haven't tried it but you had me at slightly reminiscent of Silver Mountain Water. I will now have to explore. I know this line usually has monster longevity so two positives already.
  21. Re: Best place to purchase Acqua Originale line?

    Congrats I hope you enjoy them. I have yet to sample them but hope to in the coming months.

    I have an order out at the moment with EN since the 16th. I hope I can have it within 9 days like...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin
    Puredistance M

    I am seriously considering Bogue MAAI if I take a deep breath from the cost per ml.
  23. Re: R.K sons and company - quality of oils?

    Thanks Robspace for the heads up. I am sorry you had to go through what you did? The old mantra "if it's to good to be true it probably is".
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Rania J Lavende 44
  25. Re: have you ever prefer the women version of a fragrance than the men version?

    Memoir woman & Lyric woman in Amouage line are standouts over the male counterparts in my opinion.
  26. Re: Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    Thank you for sharing. A very interesting house of fragrances to be sure. Soul sounds interesting.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Hopefully, if we keep chipping away when we see if they have items in stock during the order process a friendly mention could be in order.
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    I find the selections on par or exceed other houses of merit. I do agree Un fleur de Cassie is a hidden gem which doesn't seem to garner a lot of attention like others in the lineup receive. Personal...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Me too. I would gladly pay for it with the savings 19% VAT and exchange rate for US residents.
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I agree with the above comments. I do hope they make arraignments to bring this to the forefront again. Hopefully, sales would improve.
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    Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    Sorry you don't care for Silver Mountain Water. It is my favorite Creed for some time and a excellent compliment catcher.

    VIW is great for the warmer regions were you reside. I don't mind Royal...
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    Re: OMG!, Chanel Platinum egoiste is majestic

    Platinum Egoiste is a staple in my work fragrance arsenal. A winner in my book.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Shipping is the only problem. They are great and the exchange rate beats the socks of Stateside vendors. One of my favorite outlets.
  34. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Thanks. I am very fortunate this time around. Although bought for the summer a very nice scent indeed. Big bottle as well fortunate for me after reading the longevity issues. So a re-spray every now...
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    Re: Best all time Amber Musk frag

    Love that one.

    May I add L'ombre Fauve by Perfumerie Generale
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    Not achieved 100 bottles just yet but I would speculate 10years plus would be a very good estimate.
  37. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    I just received mine today. I must say a lot better service this time around. Enjoying MFK Aqua Vitae this evening.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    Great scent and a steal for the price.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Great I can't wait to hear what you think of the Profumum.
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    Re: Endymion's Penhaligon

    I have a sample but it is fleeting. I don't think it's full bottle worthy for me. Definitely not in the same ballpark as La Nuit which I have a great relationship with.
  41. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    It is a winner! A blind buy for me and one that I really love. Pushing Tango as the my favorite from the house. Very good longevity.
  42. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    My ETA is Wednesday. If this is correct they would have shaved a week and a half of the their last discount promotion.
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    Re: Mona di Orio- QUESTION?

    I love Vanille as you do. Vetyer and Ambre are very well composed and I enjoy. I never really wanted to pay the big bucks for OUD at the time. But I am very happy with the three I mentioned.
  44. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    This was a pleasant surprise. Very nice indeed.
  45. Re: Balafre by Lancôme , how does it compare to the original? And is it worth buying?

    Me too!
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    Yes that is a good estimate. Sometimes more than 12 but not much more. A very good premise is 2 weeks.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Maison Francis Kurdijan Aqua Vitae for a unbelievable price.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    Opus VI, Interlude Man & Jubilation XXV are my personal favorites.
  49. House of Matriach return customer discount.

    Is anyone having trouble getting this one to work. I have e-mailed Claire numerous times and nothing is working for me. Perhaps it only works on Blackbird my previous purchase and not newer...
  50. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    I do need them! Thanks Hednic.

    Aqua Vitae seems to have mixed reviews do you like the accords? Also, another question mark is its longevity being all over the board.
  51. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Thanks Socialwoman MFK Aqua Vitae for half price is a very good deal but I know it will take forever to receive any feedback on if I got it in time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though and sweat it...
  52. Re: Midnight in Paris - Is the EDP worth it?

    Yes. EDP is a really good one. I'm sure the longevity would be worth the backup in its self.
  53. Re: What are some good fresh and spicy fragrances?

    Frapin 1270
    Bentley for men Intense
    Noir Reminiscence
    De Bachmakov
    Jubliation XXV
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    I have to admit I am a Creed Fan boy. But I have many other mistresses in the fragrance world.
  55. Re: List the best Niche online stores! (europe)

    These are all excellent.

    Let me add
    Skins- Nethelands
    Celeste- Netherlands
  56. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    For the longest time Interlude Man from Amouage held that title until I discovered Norne by Slumberhouse.
  57. Re: Antaeus Chanel or Eau Sauvage Parfum Dior.

    Eau Sauvage for personal reasons.
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    Re: CD/OC/TF Favorites

    CD Eau Sauvage
    OC Silver Mountain Water
    TF Tobacco Vanille
  59. Re: The Three New Oriza L. Legrand fragrances now at Luckyscent!!

    After your impressive dialogues about Royal Bourbon Vetiver you have me believing into a purchase in the upcoming weeks. Sounds impressive.
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    Japhur pour Homme
    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Burberry Touch
    Midnight in Paris
    YSL L'nuit
  61. Re: Serge lutens Churgui or Ambre sultan or Arabie

    Ambre Sultan first by a long shot then Chergui. I never connected with Arabie.
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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    I like most of the recommendations so far. I will add Silver Mountain Water and cheaper Burberry Touch.
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    Armani Prive Royal Oud, House of Matriach Epiphany, Zegna Javanese Patchouly, Puredistance M and Rania J Lavande 44 amongst others.

    Most likely from that group the Armani hopefully will be my...
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    Re: My New Love...Lavender.

    Raina J Lavende 44. This was a complete surprise and a must buy for me this year. My sample is almost depleted.
  65. Re: Best bitter cold scents (below 0°F or -18°C)

    Great pick!

    Add Ambre Sultan, Fille en Aigulles, Norne, Blackbird, Herod, Tango and Chergui.
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    Re: Looking for Guidance

    My favorite is SMW and your correct the dry down is awesome. Creed Spice & Wood is just one you may want to sample it is quickly becoming a top pick for me.
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    Re: My First Creed

    GIT is one of the winners from this prestigious house.
  68. Re: can fragrances expire and go bad? (gucci pour homme ii)

    Welcome to the forum.

    Sound suspicious to me if you attained it from a reputable website vendor. Fragrances can go bad if not stored in the right environment. This could be a knockoff or old stock...
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    Re: Need vetiver recommendations

    Original Vetiver by Creed is one of my favorites.

    +1 on Montales Red Vetyer awesome scent.
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    Re: The very best of 2014

    Masque Russian Tea
    MPG Ambre Precieux Ultimi
    Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela Narcisse des Montagnes
  71. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    I'll admit it I love and have worn my wife's Lyric Woman. Beautiful scent.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite perfume family

    Oriental followed by woody oriental.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Can't wait. Keep them coming. Very enjoyable to see what you think on each scent.
  74. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I use all my fragrances but underuse perhaps 10 out of 75 ish. Sad fact is when purchasing new ones I let many go wanting for a season until I rediscover them again.
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    Re: Maison Dorin

    Thanks pencilling down your thoughts.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Opus VI is a winner hands down. Surprised high marks on VII also I just couldn't connect with it.
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    Re: Maison Dorin

    First in Fragrance from Germany still offers the line. What is the best male fragrance from the line?
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    First in Fragrance for me. After VAT is taken into account each item is so much cheaper. They are pleasingly plentiful with samples and the customer service seems very prompt with e-mails. Luckyscent...
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    Kalemat is awesome. One of my best pickups this year. I did the same I went through Amazon by Arabian Oud and they weren't stingy on the samples either. This scent is very opulent and not no dime...
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    Re: creed vs bond#9?

    Silver Mountain Water from Creed. A subtle crowd pleaser.
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    Re: Aqua Vitae by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    I am a big fan of this house but I have yet to try this fragrance from MFK. I hope to in the spring summer months.
  82. Thread: Hdp 1740

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    Re: Hdp 1740

    1740 is just a great scent period. One of the best from the house to me.
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men

    Platinum Egoiste
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    Re: Land of Warriors by The Vagabond Prince

    Just received my sample from Vagabond Prince through Fragrantica and it's not a bad one I will revisit this more. In fact it's becoming very interesting.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks Josh for the updates. All of what you said made perfect sense. Norne is outstanding indeed! Keep up the great work. I will be a repeat customer.
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    Tobacco Vanille also.
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    I only have two so far and love both. Rose D'Arabie and Bois d'Encens. Hopefully Oud Royal will be my next from the house.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I have to say House of Matriach wins in the enticing to buy more and getting repeat customers out of the three I listed. I have to admit though the buy on Norne with the discount was excellent....
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    Re: Amouage fan thread!

    Great pictures. I presently enjoy Opus VI a very dry opulent amber. Delicious in every way. Very rare anyone speaks of this masterpiece. Interlude and Jubilation XXV are two others that I really...
  90. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    Yes I agree. Turin is a eloquent describer of fragrances and I do enjoy his reviews. However, wearing and enjoying is a very personal thing. Lists are lists to some degree of pleasing the masses. You...
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    Re: some thoughts about dior homme intense

    Dior Homme Intense is a very good and desirable fragrance when I am in the mood for it. I would place it ahead of the one.
  92. Re: There's something about Silver Mountain Water

    I have to agree. Silver mountain Water takes you to the Alps in all it's majesty. Metallic cool and pleasingly fresh this tea scent in my humble opinion is in a pedigree all on it's own. Absolutely,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    We'll then. Norne the magnificent. One spray and wow! The forest opens up to your senses. Being a big fan of Fille en Aiguelles but this takes it up a couple of notches above that. My first foray...
  94. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    I don't know Jack Royal Oud wasn't bad was it? Granted Oud was listed in name only and not actually predominant in any way in the fragrance. But I catch your drift it's been done backwards forwards...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    Wow! I am very shocked at the voting so far. I though Tauer would win going away. I'm sure if this was taken a few years back Andy would be on top. It goes to show tastes change and the evolution...
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    Re: Burst my bubble...

    I will be down in the next couple of weeks sometime after Christmas. We usually visit Perimeter and Lenox Square Malls when we are in the area. Thanks Chuck for the information now if I can somehow...
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    Re: Obsession opening similarity

    Agreed 100%
  98. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    I second Blackbird & Balenciaga Pour Homme. Vintage Aramis 900 & Au Dela Narcisse de Montagnes are also stunners in the dry down.
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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    Own a very potent vintage bottle and it is nuclear. My favorite from Amouage by some distance. Perhaps due to the watering down of their new additions perhaps. This has always been a stunner to me.
  100. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    Thanks Russian I love this scent and happy it seems to be fulfilling more potential. Very nice to know.
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