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    Re: Similar to Creed Bois du Portugal?

    Penhaligons Racquets is in a similar vein although not as rich or polished but can be obtained for a good price on flea bay.
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on Chergui

    If ambre fetiche is one on your list to buy try this link for an absolute bargain http://reirien.com/search.aspx?manufacturer=48 , a very healthy discount but are there any left is the question.
  3. Re: what do you think of CREED:ORIGINAL VETIVER?

    Wow there are a few sensitive people on here today,anyway to get back to the point i tried a bottle of this a few years back and my opinion of it was it was an excellent clean and soapy vetiver with...
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    Re: Creed OV or Mugler Cologne

    I have to agree the VH imo gives you about 80% of the flavour of Creed's OV but can be had for an absurdly low price,i think i paid £12.00 for a 120 ml bottle . If you can't decide between the two in...
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    Re: Which leather-based fragrance ?

    Then it'll be the montale cuir d'arabie you'll be wanting then.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    Well the la nuit edp arrived and it smells nothing like arabie or paloma picasso to my nose a bit of floral overload on first application but it drys down much in the same way as MKK does on my skin...
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    Re: Egoiste off the shelves?

    Surprisingly it's available in a discount and general chemists(pharmacists) called superdrug in my home town . At long last something worth buying in this perfume desert of a town ,saves me a trip...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    Not yet ,i've looked for it on e bay a few times and there is an online site or 2 that sell it, i might well try it in the future as it seems to be one that could interest me.
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    Re: Animals in the heat

    Etro's messe de minuit for me is transformed when one goes to a climate with a dry heat ,i took it to Rhodes with me one summer cos the g/f liked it, where as i found it a bit musty and cold in the...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    Thanks for your replies ,arabie meets paloma picasso ! could be good because i like arabie and my girlfriend has recently worn paloma picasso and as it's for her it could be interesting,needless to...
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    Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    Anyone out there got any experience of Paco Rabanne's La Nuit in either the edt or edp or both ,views and opinions wanted please.
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    Re: Mazzolari - disappointed…

    I thought on first application what the hell is this shit with Lui, but varying the amounts i found a balance, and in my opinion it was one of the most complex everchanging fragrances i've ever tried...
  13. Re: I wore this after gym & 2 gay Thai men wanted to eat me

    Empty one jif lemon of it's lemon juice and fill with ammonia and if any jokers like this ask you what you're wearing and invading your personal body space uninvited ,give a quick blast of that under...
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    Re: I'm down on Lorenzo Villoresi's stuff

    Spezie - I've never come across anything like this before
    Vetiver-Outstanding variation of the note.
    Piper Nigrum - Again not come across anything like this before
    Uomo - An outstanding...
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    Re: Rose frags for the gentleman

    In my humble opinion the most masculine rose fragrances i've tried are:
    1,Czech & Speake no 88
    2,Domenico Caraceni pour homme
    3,Montale Attar
    4,Ungaro 111.
    These are to me a man's rose based...
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    Re: acqua di parma - original vs intensa

    When i first tried the intensa i didn't think it was anything special but on subsequent wearings i've noticed that it has much different drydown to the other 2 ,i think the closest i could describe...
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    Re: Lemon Sorbet by Etro

    I've owned both of these and the lemon sorbet is a good un for the warmer weather an earthy citrus with a hint of spice i'd describe it ,as for the messe de menuit i bought mine in late spring in the...
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    Re: Owning lots of colognes = metrosexual?

    Not really how can one be a connoisseur of anything until you've tried enough different types to judge for yourself ,hence my use of the word hedonist because a hedonist by his or hers very nature...
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    Re: Bad Experience with The Sultan

    Speaking from previous experience when i didn't know how powerful santal de mysore can be especially when one's body warms up i can have some sympathy with the guy ,but the fanning and snooty looks...
  20. Re: Let's talk about Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens

    What is it with this cumin and BO thing it must be an American association thing going on here anyway this and the Fumerie Turque were the first Lutens i'd bought and not used to buying bottles...
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    Re: Owning lots of colognes = metrosexual?

    What's wrong with the good old fashioned word HEDONIST i'm willing to bet a lot of people who contribute on this website have a liking for the finer things in life ,art,music,good food...
  22. Re: Chergui - juice now green II (with photos)

    Somebody please get an answer out of a reliable source because that green Chergui sure looks odd to me and put us out of our misery ,anyone would think it was April 1st looking at the colour of that...
  23. Re: Burr gives Angel Men Pure Coffee four stars

    Until anybody has actually put the stuff on themselves we're all blowing hot air anyway but it's part of the fun.
  24. Re: A hankerin' for powerful Italian scents from the past...

    It's got to be Mazzolari Lui this stuff is powerful and old world but it's blended superbly, for me it's like a real man version of musc ravageur, boring and linear it most certainly isn't and sure...
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    Re: Opium PH EdP availability in the US?

    I know it's a Bitish site but they post to the states for £3.50 and this is a good deal http://www.dutyfreeperfume.co.uk/dfp/store/product_list.jsp?id=755&oby=&brc=751
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    Re: What M7 Could Have Been

    I layered this with Montale cuir d'arabie last night and i thought M7 with very big balls the oud in the montale coupled to the ojm oud gave off that sweet oud blast that m7 does and then some .If...
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    Re: The new Incense Extreme by Tauer

    [QUOTE=mikeperez23;1122088]I was lucky enough to win a sample of Incense Extreme by Andy Tauer from Andy's blog and have given it a few full days of wearing.

    The title Incense Extreme gets right...
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    Mazzolari Lui

    Is it just me but is this stuff one hell of a multi faceted powerhouse of a fragrance my sample from first in fragrance on first application came across as a combination of musc ravageur and mkk with...
  29. Re: Your Vote for the Sexiest Scent You've Ever Worn

    What happened she went back to yours and robbed the bottle for her boyfriend.
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    Re: Ginger-iest fragrance there is ...

    Chanel Egoiste has a little ginger come apple cinnamon note to it to my nose .
  31. Re: What 2+ scents do you like to blend together?

    More like ultimate anal retentive he said with a smile in his eyes.
  32. Re: Domenico Caraceni at Luckyscent online now

    Milanese class and sophistication in a bottle well worth the money it's blended to perfection imo.
  33. Re: The Official CUSTOMS CHARGE gripe thread!

    You could try www.eie flud.co.uk they stock his fragrances but they have no l'air du desert marocain at the moment though i have bought it from them in the past.
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    Re: Something similar to Bois de Portugal?

    Penhaligons Racquets is imo similar to BDP less rich for sure but certainly in the same ball park and can be had on flea bay for a bargain price if you keep your eyes open.
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    Re: To buy Chene or not to buy Chene?

    As stated by other people this is pretty much all about wood(oak) but it is absolutely brilliant for taking the sweetness out of other Lutens fragrances particularly chergui which it layers superbly...
  36. Re: Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    Borneo 1834 or D'orsay le dandy are worth a look.
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    Re: Question about Serge Luten’s?

    I think your problem with the staying power of the Serge Lutens perfumes is possibly down to your fondness of Guerlain's L'huere bleu ,i bought a bottle of this in edp for my g/f last year and it is...
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    Poll: Re: Best tobacco scent?

    Creed's vintage Tabarome although the Domenico Caraceni is slowly sneaking up my ladder of respect blended to perfection imo.
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    Re: My cat hates perfume !

    A creature whose p*^s smells 14 times as strong at least than most humans has no right to quibble in my opinion,probably finds it a bit of a threat on the territory marking business.
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    Re: c & s no. 88

    I'm almost down to the bottom i can feel it but due to the rather classy opaque bottle can't see just how close.
    Is it just me or does this stuff smell better and better as the bottle runs dry or...
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    Re: recs for a patchouli rose?

    Safe and suitable anytime anyplace L'artisan Voleur de Roses
    A little bit more risque and perhaps more suited to evening wear Montale Black Aoud
    Divine's L'inspiratrice is a good one too though...
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    Re: c & s no. 88

    Was that before you told how much the stuff costs ?
  43. Re: Kingdom by A. McQueen: What's the Big Deal?

    What is it that cumin smells of sweaty armpits ? whose sweaty armpits? puzzled me for months then the penny dropped it seemed to be mostly American contributers and i do believe though never having...
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    Re: Any good Violet scents for men out there

    I've got to go with Pluran and say Serge Lutens Bois de violette.
  45. Re: Please give more reviews for this Acqua di Parma scent...

    I too wore Tuscany quite a lot in the early 90's and if cipresso di Toscana smells anything like it then if you can get it for( is it 250 baht i see ?) then it's a bargain.
  46. Re: Domenico Caraceni Is Up on the Review Page and Ready to Go!

    The way different fragrances play on the body's chemistry causes so many variances on here it's incredible. The Caraceni on me is a superb spicy rose after the inital quick blast of what seems like...
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    Re: Serge Lutens - Musc Kublai Khan

    It does have a very powerful animal flavour for the first few minutes but i find it dries down to a warm subtle skin scent rather like the evening after a day on the beach smell. I prefer this to the...
  48. Re: So I am going to buy a Vetiver... which one should I buy?

    I cant argue with any of these but if pushed i'd go for the Villoresi i've owned a full bottle of that and i've a full bottle of the montale and i've had a large sample of the VE ,the problem for you...
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    Re: Christian Dior Polos for men

    As for polo shirts i don't think anybody needs to look anywhere outside of Ralph Lauren,Lacoste and Hackett.
    The Italian smart casual wear of Stone Island and C P Company offer very well made...
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    Re: High-End Designer Stuff Cheap

    I have to agree with supermarky here, on ebay uk there are several ebay shops that sell things that have been worn once or twice by somebody with more money than they know what to do with or...
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    Re: Fougere Bengale by Parfum d'Empire

    I ordered a sample of this with my Domenico Caraceni and i loved it ,to me it reminded me of a sort of arabie which has had nearly all the sweetness sucked out of it with a bit of hay that once...
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    Re: Favorite SERGE LUTENS

    Santal de mysore,Borneo ,Iris Silver Mist & Fumerie Turque in that order at the moment.
  53. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    Anything that goes through london at the moment is going to be very slow i've been waiting for a week for something from germany ,did you have to pay custom charges as i've noticed in work recently...
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    Re: Incense. Plain and simple.

    Norma Kamali incense is a veritable tsunami of COPAL incense a 100ml bottle of this might well last a life time all i know was it was too full on for me in it's solo state probably best layered.
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    Re: Curious about Floris

    I have the vetiver and it's excellent it sort of finishes with a little bit of an amber shade to it whilst the opening is a little like Malle's VE and excellent staying power too lasts for ages.
  56. Re: Fragrance that smells like spiced apples?

    Egoiste maybe or Villoresi's Incensi for the cinnamon for certain.
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    Re: Your 5 Biggest Disappointments Ever

    The Arpels variation of bandit edt rank beyond belief even the G/F didn't want it , i tried and tried again but this will never taint my body again.
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    Re: Iris Bleu Gris: What to Expect?

    I like this one it's masculine to my nose but in a way like no other perfume i've smelled before, it's floral yet it's so oily for want of a better word that i can't see many women pulling this off...
  59. Thread: Chergui

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    Re: Chergui

    I think this place still has it and i believe that they ship to the states www.escentual.co.uk.
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    Re: Dark, smoky, and floral

    Try l'artisan eau du navagateur or mpg's eau des iles,a bit of coffee in the mix but certainly dark ,smokey and something floral in the mix ,well at least in the l'artisan one anyway.
  61. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    Even if you got just one bottle free or a load of samples the original offer of half price on nearly everything was a bargain anyway and the postage if i remember correctly was virtually the same...
  62. Re: Thinking about Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie - help

    There is nothing sweet about this like others have said you get the full almost medicinal blast of aoud which morphs into what i would say is the most true leather as in jackets and wallets that i...
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    Re: Montale pricing...

    I ordered a 50ml bottle of attar and a 100ml bottle of white musk on monday morning and my order arrived this morning and contained the 50ml attar 2 50ml bottles of white musk,2 100ml bottles of...
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    Re: If perfumes were countrys?

    Ithink this particular perfume comes from a hotel in campania italy called Le Sirenuse and can also be bought from the German on line site Aus Liebe Zum Duft which does a sample for 3 euros.
  65. Re: SL's Chene now exclusively available at Liberty

    It's also in stock at www.escentual.co.uk for £52.00 according to their website and if you become a member it's free postage too and it's only 12 miles down the road from me which means i've ordered...
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    Re: serge lutens bell jar packaging

    I received a bottle of iris silver mist off them yesterday and they have changed the way they send their stuff from paris, it now comes in a black box with the paper bag containing the sealed box of...
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    Re: Opium vs. Opium EDP

    The site is called www.dutyfreeperfume.co.uk and believe it sells for £19.99 or if you want the refill only £17.99
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    Re: Ok, Black Aoud

    I think this is the link direct to the swiss site http://www.parfums-montale.com/
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    Re: Ok, Black Aoud

    The 4 times i've ordered anything from Montale they've sent the order from the swish ski resort town of Crans Montana in Switzerland.
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    Re: What is the ideal scent for a dandy?

    Lighten up people and enter into the spirit of the thread for my guinea's worth i'd have to go with maitre parfumeur et gantier's iris bleu gris it just seems made for the concept of a what a dandy...
  71. Re: Serge Lutens Exclusives at Christmas...

    Try this place www.escentual.co.uk this one according to the web site has all the previously released limited editions currently in stock.
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    Re: You love Black Aoud?

    Montale's Aouds tend to come and go depending if they have the raw materials available the cuir d'arabie vanished for a while but thats back now.
  73. Re: Montale Patchouli Leaves - I can't shake this one

    A sweeter version the amber softens it compared to the Etro but it sure does kick out silage in spades,i find it to be too sweet for me but on my g/f yeah, both are worth having and particularly the...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande review

    Body chemistry is strange because on me it's an initial blast of high quality lavender followed by a dry smokey incense with the odd drift of lavender floating in and out till it finally fades away...
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    Re: Has Serge Lutens 'lost the plot'?

    No i don't think he has,the man has been elevated to an almost demigod status i've owned 9 different full bottles and had liquid samples of about 3/4 of the rest of them and although not all of them...
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    Re: SL non-export packing

    As the packaging looks not a million miles from the colour of the export range boxes and the seller is 100% in the positive feedback i'd say it looks most likely to be original, as a rule Lutens is...
  77. Thread: Diva!!!

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    Re: Diva!!!

    Villoresi's Garafano or Donna big sillage especially the Garafano my girlfriend wore it to the opera and underestimated it's power excellent spicy carnation .
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    Re: Since we're talking about roses...

    I had a wax sample of Lutens' Rose de nuit sent to me on the card with sarrasins last week and it seemed spicy and earthy enough for a man to wear but i'd rather try the liquid first to be sure .
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    Re: In search of Haitian vetiver

    Wore Villoresi's vetiver in Rhodes a few years ago it blended superbly with the sun baked earth and vegetation as i walked down the narrow backlanes of Lindos.
    Highly recommended this one as are...
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    Very retro but i rather like the look of Dita Von Teese.
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    Re: Vienna Thoughts

    Renato i think you'll find there are not too many natural born Austrian underclass hence everything tends to be on the expensive side.
  82. Thread: Lavender

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    Re: Lavender

    Another one you could try and can usually pick up on flea bay quite cheaply is penhaligons racquets which to me is like a poor mans bois du portugal,by the way the last time i looked in the web site...
  83. Re: Higher Quality Alternative to Dior Homme?

    I too agree with Prince Barry the iris note lasts from top to bottom with the Devine L'homme de couer and as i love Iris Silver Mist i want that rooty carrot like iris all the way ,on my initial...
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    Re: Similarities Borneo 1834 - Neonatura

    I agree with you although i find it sweeter than borneo but i found layering it with etro patchouly turns it even more into a borneo smell a like.
  85. Re: Which Montale is the best for summer? like the beach?

    It's got to be cuir d'arabie brutal enough to keep those pesky sandflies well away.
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    Re: the smell of gardens

    Lorenzo Viloresi Spezie this is a herb garden with to my nose a strong smell of tomatoe leaves standing out the most.
  87. Re: Just received Hammam Bouquet (Penhaligon's) - Bought blind!

    I think you'd be smelling a whole new/old world of long forgotten urban smells if you wandered the streets of Dickensian London fredericktoo.
  88. Re: Niche Quality Superior to Designer...Why?

    This is why i think Dior Homme started out so different with that great iris note then petered out to blandsville vanilla light amber just to play safe.
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    Re: Opinions on Lorenzo Villoresi Dilmun?

    I'm with Giannis & Renato starts off as a nice interesting summer fragrance but dries down to something that just grates on my nerves.
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    Re: SL Chergui, and Vetiver Oriental

    Frederick i've tried samples of this a few times and i think it's hard to get hold of because it's not the easiest Lutens to get an angle on,the first sample i had i thought wtf is this and i...
  91. Re: Niche Quality Superior to Designer...Why?

    My simple deduction would be a niche fragrance house usually makes fragrances where as designer houses may make clothes ,clothing ,shoes etc
    So in a nutshell...
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    Re: what does tuberose smell like?

    If tuberose smells stonger than the night blooming jasmine i smelt in Greece then it must be one kick ass smelling flower cos that jasmine could be noticed from 50 yards plus away.
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    Re: Kicked off bus!? :eek:

    OK she could be told to tone it down next time or she may not be admitted onto the bus but to be kicked off wtf,maybe anyone in this part of the world who stinks of unwashed armpits or ass crack will...
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    Re: Any cinnamon scents out there?

    I think you will find that S Lutens Rousse is on the export list and can be bought worldwide.
  95. Re: What would I have worn in my previous life...

    There can only be one Guelain's Eau de Coq especially after a hard night's work ha ha ha.
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    Re: Male Fragrance that exudes sex

    Beaver juice fanark fanark wibble wibble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  97. Re: A perfume that smells fresh, manley and young?

    If you want something a bit different get yourself a bottle of divine's l'homme sage i've said it before it smells modern but it nods it's head with respect to the old school of french perfumery and...
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    Re: Creed or Serge Lutens - Suggestion?

    As i don't know the man myself i can't comment but the 2 lutens fragrances i mentioned qualify imho for what it's worth.
  99. Re: help! l'artisan parfumeur or bond no. 9?

    I have to concur with jasmin de grasse the fleurs d'oranger is the fragrance that does it for me when my girlfriend wears it especially summertime ,most of serge lutens can be worn by either sex but...
  100. Re: Messe de Minuit by Etro...like it or not?

    [QUOTE=teflondog;999286]I was disappointed when I first smelled this. I was expecting something really funky and outrageous. Instead I found it very wearable and clean smelling. To me it opens up...
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