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  1. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    Oud Royal is nice but I like the projection better on Oud Wood.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Armani Prive Cuir Noir
  3. Re: Dior Collection Privee‎ Vetiver Discontinued.. 5 bottles Left @LV Dior Boutique

    Neiman Marcus in SF currently has stock of Vetiver and Mitzah.
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    Neiman Marcus in Union Square downtown now carries the Dior exclusive scent collection, I am happy to report.
  5. Re: Dior La Collection Privee - Price Increase / Update

    no, I am in SF at the moment,
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Large backup bottle of Dior Mitzah.
  7. Re: Dior La Collection Privee - Price Increase / Update

    i just bought the large bottle of Mitzah today for $250 at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. he said they had plenty more. They also had Vetiver.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Loree Rodkin Gothic II, a great vanilla scent...since winter is lingering, will get to wear it and enjoy for at least another month.
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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    Nice to meet you! Looking forward to wearing my Dirty Rose Oud Extreme and Pentecost. :-)
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Went to the San Francisco Indie Perfumers salon and bought P. Kiler's Pentecost and Dirty Rose Oud Extreme B. Fazzolari's Au-Delà, and Olympic Orchids Ballet Rouges and Amber. Oh, I also got a purse...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 15 March, 2014.

    Wore no perfume this morning in anticipating a visit to the San Francisco indie perfumers salon - had a great time meeting Paul Kiler, Bruno Fazzolari and the lovely people from Olympic Orchids,...
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    Sorry to hear the extrait has been changed... I bought a 15ml bottle of the original release and it is awesome.
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, February 24, 2014

    Aedes Iris Nazarena
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Profumum Fumidus for me today - wanted something smokey and this is smelling fantastic in the cold Montreal air.
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday. February 19, 2014

    Profumum Fumidus today, it is smelling fantastic in the cold air of Montreal.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 10 February, 2014.

    AG Musc Nomade for me today.
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Just got word that the bottle of Nasreen I had pre-ordered has arrived from France. (It is a custom Micallef fragrance for Parfumerie Nasreen)
  18. Thread: Fumidus

    by cazaubon
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    Re: Fumidus

    I get a lot of birch tar from Fumidus as well.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Onethinline, I get a lot of whiskey from Oud 27 too. Nice frag. I had ordered a bottle of Nasreen (custom scent by Micallef for Parfumerie Nasreen) and just got a mail today that it has arrived...
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    Re: S O T D :Thursday, February 6, 2014:)

    CdG Black... it was a good day.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2014

    Mona di Orio Cuir
  22. Re: LM Hard Leather-PdN Oud-Les Liquides Imagin-Creed-Parfum d'Empire-Montecristo/Terralba-MFK-Roja

    I will take 20ml of Sancti, thanks!
  23. Re: Macarons - new Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina

    I definitely want to smell it - not that I'm expecting it to be fabulous or anything, but I like Olivier Cresp and I like macaroons.
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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    I have 2 of those 5ml minis… I didn't think it was all that exciting. Assuming I remember to pack it, I will bring my Nombre Noir to the SF Artisan perfume expo for you to smell it PK.
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    Re: London Rain by Jo Malone - 4 scents

    Wisteria is my birthday flower (it always blooms for my birthday) so that's the one I want to smell, but not holding out much hope since JM's are generally way too light for me.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 1 February, 2014.

    Started off in Bruckner Aoud No. 1, just added on some Mona di Orio Oud for the evening.
  27. Re: Your top 3 Amouage among mens/opus (excl. attars)

    My favorites are Jubilation XXV, Lyric Man and Interlude Man. They are each so different - incense for the XXV, rose for the Lyric, and herbs/smoke/incense for the Interlude.
  28. Re: What Fragrance Brings to Mind Your Current Residence?

    CdG Hinoki reminds me of San Francisco… Zagorsk too.
  29. Re: How many ml/bottles of fragrance do you need for the rest of your life?

    I have very dry skin that does't hold a scent well… trust me, I am not skunking people out. I have asked my coworkers repeatedly if my perfume is too strong and they say they can just barely smell...
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    Re: Frederic Malle perfumes- ever discounted?

    I have never seen them discounted.. they have a very tight distribution chain.
  31. Re: The lovely Iris note in Traversée du Bosphore

    I would try layering it with Odori Iris or the Prada Infusion d'Iris, or Divine's L'Homme de Coeur (which is wonderful, I love wearing it in the evenings).
  32. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    There was some kind of pricing error on Amouage at Fragrancenet last year… I got Amouage Dia 100ml for $55 as well. So I would count that, plus CdG Black (I think $125) and call it a day.
  33. Re: How many ml/bottles of fragrance do you need for the rest of your life?

    I spray more than that… probably closer to 2ml per day. But of course at 550+ bottles, I am more than set for life, except that I don't buy my perfumes with the intention of using every last drop. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 1, 2014

    Bruckner Aoud No. 1
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    Mona di Orio Vanille, Musc and Ambre...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 30 January, 2014.

    Micallef Denis Durand Couture - yum!
  37. Thread: House of MEMO

    by cazaubon
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    Re: House of MEMO

    I have the Irish Leather and would very much like to get the Italian Leather too... hoping they get a North American distributor soon.
  38. Re: Time to check in on those 2014 fragrance resolutions!

    I had a vague plan to buy only 4 new bottles this year, that lasted about 3 weeks... so far I have purchased 6 bottles and 2 decants. So much for that plan!
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Mona di Orio Ambre, Musc and Vanille
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Micallef Denis Durand Couture
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, January 24, 2014

    Started the day in CdG Artek Standard, have switched to MFK Absolue pour le Soir now.
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    Re: SOTD, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

    Started the day off in CdG Artek Standard, now enjoying the evening in MFK Absolue pour le Soir.
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    Re: Mitsouko 2013 Batch Code Help Please

    We have 3T here in Montreal, but there is alas no tester of this batch, so we can't smell it yet. Will try back in a month or two.
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    Re: Well, Phoenicia

    I have smelled Realoud and Realoud Feral... they were very fecal to me and quite unwearable. I guess I prefer fake oud. :-)
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Songe d'un Bois d'Été.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 21 January, 2014.

    Kalli, that electrical situation is critical. Is there any way you can cut power to your entire unit and call the public utility to alert them to the situation? Seriously, the building could burn...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Just ordered Amouage Ubar.
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    Re: Incense Oud vs Black Oud

    Black Oud was much more smoky on me than Incense Oud. If you really like smoke, then that would be a plus. Personally I find Incense Oud to be a more pleasant and easier wear.
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    Re: Parfum D'Empire...

    Fougere Bengale was a bit much for me, but I really liked Aziyade, Wazamba, Ambre Russe and Cuir Ottoman.
  50. Re: Collectors, how do you deal with fragrance expiration?

    I have had a couple go bad that were probably 15-20 years old, but out of 500+ bottles, that's not too worrying.
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    As Nan Kempner once said in response to how much she spent on fashion, "More than I should have, less than I wanted to." That pretty much describes my perfume habit, although I am definitely not...
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    Re: no response from Lucky Scent

    I got to smell a sample of Eau de Frolich No. 3 and it's great, has a wonderful cassis and incense vibe. I hope Luckyscent or Aedes takes up the line. Meanwhile, I would love to sniff the other...
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    Re: S O T D : SUNDAY- January 12, 2014

    Wore Kilian Musc Oud today, switching to Back to Black for the evening.
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    Re: Berdoues Violette ?

    I have their original Violettes de Toulouse scent. Cute packaging, like a little hat box with violet flowers on it. It smells just like candied violets to me, with a bit of greenness in the...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Just signed up for the Montechristo split! Sounds like a great scent.
  56. Re: Amouage - Masque Milano - MFK Cashmere Oud - Roja Dove Extraits & Amber Aoud - Oliver Durbano

    Hi, could I please have a slot on the Masque Milano Montecristo split? I have a US address you can mail to. Thanks!
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Waiting for the split to fill on TF Tobacco Oud, would also like to sample the new Masque Milano scents and Profumum Sorriso. Possibly a bottle of Cape Heartache.
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    Re: Christian Dior Les Elixirs Precieux

    Someone in the comments section of NST on this post said the Dior Exclusifs will be having a 20-25% price hike on this Monday Jan 13. If you plan on buying any now would apparently be a good time.
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    Re: Escada Magnetism

    I love it and wish they hadn't discontinued it. It smells great on my SO.
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    Re: Best designer release of 2013

    Another vote for CdG Black.
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    Re: Divine fragances

    I think Luckyscent has them, that's where I bought my bottle of L'Homme de Coeur.
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    Micallef's bespoke for Parfumerie Nasreen, called Nasreen. It is a rose, saffron, honey and oud scent. Won't get it for another 2 months (it was on pre-order) but looking forward to it.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Not on Tribute, but had two leaky Homage bottles.

    I am going to order Micallef Nasreen to kick off the new year in a few minutes.
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Guerlain Mon Précieux Nectar
  65. Re: Any reformulated version that is better than its own original juice?

    I like the new Etro Messe de Minuit better than the original, which had too much of a moldy book smell for my taste.
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Thread

    I chose something beautiful and that won't compete with the food... Mona di Orio's Violette Fumée.
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    Re: Buying pholosophy

    I like to have backups of those I really love, since reformulations and discontinuations are so rampant nowadays. Currently I feel like I have enough of everything I really love and am only buying...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Kilian Black Oud
  69. Re: Define Your Personal Financial Limit Regarding Single Purchases

    My limit is around $350 USD. More than that and I have to think real hard about how much I love it, and only 3 bottles come to mind that exceeded this limit, out of a collection of over 500.
  70. Re: What new fragrances are a must have on your Christmas list?

    Having a friend bring me a bottle of SL Vierge de Fer when she visits over Christmas.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 25th, 2013

    Tauer PHI Rose de Kandahar this AM, TF Tobacco Oud for the evening
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    Re: Saffron Based Frag's

    I really like Odori Zafferano.
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    Re: Today I Bought: November, 2013

    Just got back from a buying trip to San Diego. Brought back:

    Volutes edp
    Nuit Etoilee edp
    Cruel Gardenia
    Violette Fumee
    Black Oud
    SSS Wood Violet
    Fate Woman
    Micallef Rouge 2
  74. Re: TOM FORD SPLITS - $125 (50ml) (US & CANADA)

    Hi, can you please put me down for a Tobacco Oud split?
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    Re: Amouage - Fate Woman

    The longevity on this was excellent (12+ hours) but sillage was quite low. I liked it a lot but was hoping for more volume.
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    Re: Today I Bought: November, 2013

    Ordered the new PHI Une Rose de Kandahar from Andy Tauer
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    Amouage Gold woman
  78. Re: Do you prefer the regular Amouage EDP or the Extrait de parfum version?

    The Lyric extrait did not seem any more potent or special than the edp to me.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Extrait De Parfum

    I have not tried the Epic extrait, but I was underwhelmed by the Lyric extrait... it did not smell any better than the regular edp.
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Apparently there is a limited supply of the particular rose oil used in this fragrance, so he can only produce as many bottles as he has ingredients for... hence the limited edition possibility.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

    Micallef Night Aoud
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    Re: What Is Your Most Wanted Fragrance?

    I like the AG Rose Absolue better than the Montale Highness Rose... Micallef Rose Extreme is fabulous too.

    My most wanted right now is Tauer Rose de Kandahar and MDCI Cuir Garamante.
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    Re: What has been your Best Blind Buy?

    Rundholz - total blind buy, had never even heard of it, but BF smelled it on a trip to Germany and just knew I would like it. He was right!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 3 November 2013

    Micallef Night Aoud for this evening.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Special Edition Release?

    The other travel spray scent is Fourreau Noir.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Stoned was my scent for today. Happy Friday!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 31st, 2013

    MDCI Promesse de l'Aube
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    Re: New from MDCI - Cuir Garamante

    Just spoke to Franco at Luckyscent, he said the higher price is due to the fact that these two new scents are going to be 75ml, not 60ml, and that the previous fragrances in the line will also be...
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    Re: What are your most loved incense fragrances?

    AG Encens Flamboyant, Profumum Olibanum and Tauer Incense Extreme - all of these are strong frankincense scents.
  90. Thread: Ex-Idolo 33

    by cazaubon
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    Re: Ex-Idolo 33

    I just smelled this at Etiket in Montreal. It is a very good quality patchouli scent, did not get any strong chocolate aspect. $125 CDN for 30ml, not sure if they ship outside of Canada.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    SL De Profundis
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 30 October 2013

    Great to be back! SL De Profundis today.
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    Re: how much do you wear per year

    I normally spray 8-10 times, so at 1ml per day, about 365 per year, plus the few extra I spritz on days I wear some to bed... maybe 400-500ml per year.
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    Re: SOTD :Wednesday October 30, 2013

    SL De Profundis
  95. Re: What perfumes did you buy while Basenotes was down, if any at all?

    Ordered a new bottle of the Indult Tihota just re-released, plus samples of the CdG Blue series and OD Lapis Philosophorum.
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    Re: INDULT is back - "Tihota"

    I love Tihota and immediately ordered a new bottle. Very excited about this re-release.
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    Re: Question about storage

    For spray bottles that don't have a cap, is there something I should do to protect from air getting into the bottle, or is this not really a problem?
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    Re: Split Info on Tobacco Oud, Oud Fleur, Musc Ravageur, and Jubilation XXV

    I see that Nordstroms has the Tobacco Oud decanter for sale on their web site now.
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    Re: SOTD 14th May 2013, TUESDAY

    That is so awful iivanita! I am so sorry for your bad experience.

    Today I am wearing Le Rivage des Syrtes by MDCI.
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    Re: Tauer Incense Extreme- My New Love

    This is one of my favorite frankincense scents... it is so uplifting and calming. Quite spiritual for me.
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