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    Re: Rania J. Samples

    All sprays, come with notes listed too.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Ciel de Gum is a cooler weather scent if you buy into scents being seasonal. Upon spraying it leaves a nice sheen on the skin. The cinnamon is not difficult to pick. In fact none of the notes are...
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Both are very nice with excellent performance.
  4. Re: Can anyone recommend any good Rose-Oud combos?

    I've read Taha from AgarAura state that the oud in it is real albeit from bunk wood. I trust his nose: he distils oud.
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    MFK Ciel de Gum
    MFK Satin Mood
  6. Thread: xjeroff Don

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    Re: xjeroff Don

    Awesome name for a fragrance. I imagine one would feel like a don wearing it.
  7. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Kilian Rose Oud, Agar Aura Oud/Ensar Oud/Tom Ford

    Bump :) Prices lowered. Items added.
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    Re: Looking for cruelty-free colognes?

    Rania J products aren't tested on animals.
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    bigbloke's UK Roja Splits

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.

    I'm looking to split mainly Roja Dove perfumes for UK members. (I am happy to ship abroad but due to rules and regulations cannot guarantee arrival)

    Atomisers are...
  10. Thread: emoe down

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    Re: emoe down

    The accident pictures look frightful.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    That makes sense as I know Sultan has a big bottle of NK!
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    Re: Impulse triggers

    Oud in the name is normally bad news for my finances. Worse if it's Roja.
  13. Re: Quest for THE Assam OUD. The Journey starts !

    Aaah, I didn't know that, afwan wassalam.
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    Re: Cutting oud into smaller pieces

    When I met ListensClosely I noticed that he used a nice looking knife to cut wood. It has a few different blades you can use, the flat edge for vertical cutting is really good. I ended up getting one...
  15. Re: Quest for THE Assam OUD. The Journey starts !

    Off topic, but does your username say Handkerchief The Handkerchief?
  16. Re: Francis Kurkdjian creates fragrance for yachts

    Wonder if they'll bring out a non-home fragrance version.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Gucci Rush
    YSL M7
    Bel Ami

    Suppose these could be considered rare too:
    Tribute
    Homage
    The Night
  18. Poll: Re: help me blind buy: Musk Oud or Aoud Musk???

    I prefer the Kilian over the Montale because I already have other perfumes that are very similar to Montale Aoud Musk, namely Duro and Harrods Agarwood Parfum.
    I also love the cardamom and rose in...
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    Re: How many sprays of Spice and Wood?

    6-7 sprays of this for me.
  20. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Roja and Creed.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari for Men EdT

    Love it. Signature as a youth. Disappointed it has been reformulated. Luckily I found an old bottle at home with about 15ml in it :)
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    Re: help neeed for spicy/woody scent

    Haven't smelt Shaik 30 but often when I want something spicy and woody I reach for Creed Spice and Wood (it's not that spicy though).
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    Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    Btw Oud Ankaa is by Ys-Uzac.
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    Re: By Kilian Recommendations

    Extreme Oud (Pure Oud on steroids but very different)
    Eternal Oud (Musk Oud on steroids, but not that different)
    Straight to Heaven
    Pure Oud
    Cruel Intentions

    I picked them because they're all...
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    Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    It is very strong. Reminded me of mango pickle. I found Tempest by Al Kimiya to be similar to Oud Ankaa.
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    Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    Dehn Oud Ateeq - ASAQ
    Dehn Oud Ash Shams - Ajmal
    +1 Oud Assam - Rania J
    + 1 Zafar - Xerjoff
    Al Khatt - Xerjoff
    The Night - FM
    Ilm - Al Kimiya
    Mukhallat al Qaser - Arabian Oud
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    Re: There's niche, and then...

    Some of them are really very nice, Onction is fantastic (700+) for 15ml. I've paid 200-300 for 3ml attars so some of these seem quite fairly priced for 15ml plus they come in wonderful bottles and...
  28. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Kilian Incense Oud, Pure Oud/Ensar Oud/Tom Ford

    Bump :)
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    Re: Roja Dove's pour Femme range

    Thanks for the replies, I'll get a few samples in.
  30. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    Not keen on the 'Bestiality' part in particular...
    Bottle is amazing.
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    Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    It's a Harvey Nichols exclusive in the UK. I cant see any mention of a wider release. That will probably change at some point.
    It's 320/$492 for 50ml.
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    Roja Dove's pour Femme range

    I've sampled most of Roja Dove's pour Homme range. I haven't explored the pour Femme range except for a blind buy of Fetish pour Femme (which turned out to be lovely).

    Any recommendations from the...
  33. Re: I want to buy a Kilian... not sure which one though!

    Straight to Heaven.

    Out of the Ouds there are lots besides Incense Oud (which is wonderful); Musk Oud, Pure Oud, Extreme Oud, Eternal Oud and so on. You wouldn't go wrong with Incense Oud.
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    +1.
  35. Thread: Total stock

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    Re: Total stock

    I too confuse need and want :D

    I'm probably at around 20 litres now.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud UK?

    I'm fairly certain that once you're past security (which is were the duty free shopping is) it's ok to take more than 100ml. I bought a bottle of Zegna Imdonesian Oud 125ml in duty free and boarded...
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    Re: Tonka bean + Oriental = ?

    Illuminum Tonka Oud.
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    Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    Well... I had my first spritz roughly 7 hours ago...
    The opening is gorgeous. The Indian oud stood out and said 'Hi, pleased to meet you'. It actually surprised me as I wasn't expecting *actual*...
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    Re: Plush folly (UK)

    They've got some decent glass perfume bottles (empty).
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    Re: Creed Princess Oud

    Not a fan of the name, rather cringeworthy. Interested to see what the notes are/will be.
  41. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Probably a limited launch for a limited time period with wider distribution later.
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    Kilian Pearl Oud

    The Oud train continues with a new addition: Pearl Oud.

    Anybody tried it? Thoughts?

    I definitely want to try it just to see how it fares with all the other paired offerings.

    "THE DETAILS
    ...
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    Re: Bentley Intense - a good deal

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/371244-Warning!-PalmBeach-Perfumes-com
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    Re: By Kilian Oud's

    It's lovely. Sweet smelling and plush. Lovely rose and cardamom along with some booze. Longevity and projection are excellent on me.
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    Re: I'm intrigued. Guerlain Santal Royal.

    Wasn't impressed. Very generic, smells like a multitude of 'standard' Arabian offerings. Luckily I've only got a decant (or unluckily).
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    I hope you get well soon and have a full and speedy recovery.
  47. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    His choice in clothing, whilst different to mine, doesn't influence my decision to buy or not buy his perfumes. My nose and wallet make the decision.

    On the whole I like his perfumes, not all of...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Today I received:

    Roja Dove Fetish Parfum
    Kilian Eternal Oud
    Kilian Black Oud

    My Kilian Oud circle is complete :) (not interested in Rose Oud & Gold Oud).
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    Re: What Made You Choose You Basenote Name?

    I'm a bloke. I'm big.
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    Re: What would you wear with these socks?

    A frown.
  51. Re: Your Workplace Bravery Limit (mighty fragrance superheroes not included here)

    I wear dabs of pure oud every now and then. There's a good half hour between perfume application and me entering work so I don't always project madly, or at least for too long. I've worn Black Afgano...
  52. Re: Less than (or equal to) 1 ml sample sizes...

    I find not being able to spray from the vial more frustrating than having a small amount. With that said, I need a minimum of 1 ml to make a purchase decision (allows me to get a full wearing and...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Most recent wows:

    Tuscan Scent Incense Suede. A lovely blend with just the right amount of incense so it's not overpowering. 1 spray on the back of my hand lasted near enough 24 hours (showered...
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    Re: Agarwood thread

    Thanks for starting the thread Faheem... lol (man got policed :D )
    I've found the wood discussions to really enhance my understanding of oils.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Some great pics there JD :)
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    Re: Back-Up Bottles

    Yes. Quite a few. I get confused though; wondering about having 1 back up for a 50ml bottle compared to no back up for a 100ml bottle. Then I think about the bigger bottles, and then the 250ml...
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    Re: Zenga Indonesian Oud,what do you guys think?

    I remember reading that Taha from AgarAura said it had oud oil in it albeit low quality, 'bunk' (referring to non resinated wood) was the term he used iirc.
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    Re: Invading Personal Space?

    +1.
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    Re: Creed Winsdor to be re-released July 2015

    I've saved a spot for it in my collection - if it is easy to get here in the UK.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    Top chap and very generous.
  61. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Ebay can be annoying. I won something yesterday, paid for it and then the seller messaged me saying 'girlfriend opened product, used twice, price was lower than desired, making a loss blah blah' and...
  62. Re: Does Kilian Hennessy have his own rehab clinic?

    Ended up as a fan. Happy to have: Straight to Heaven, Cruel intentions, Rose Oud, Musk Oud, Extreme Oud, Eternal Oud, Pure Oud, Incense Oud, Sacred Wood and Criminal of Love (what a terrible name)....
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    Re: Harrod's Agarwood Bond No. 9

    Wait until 10% off comes along - that should help persuade you :)
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    What happened?!
  65. Poll: Re: Xerjoff Oud Stars - mini reviews (with poll!)

    I love Zafar, happy to have lots of it. I can still remember the first time I sprayed it, bliss :)
    Next pick would be Gao.

    Not fond of the rest although the quality is very good
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    Hope you availed of the 10% they had off until yesterday!
  67. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    Another vote for Black Tourmaline.
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    Re: Cologne guy ? Sprays ?

    Lol.

    Anywhere between 1-9 sprays is normal for me (1-3 if I'm wanting to wear something else quite soon after). I spray on skin only.
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    Re: Boadicea The Victorious

    Torc is quite nice.
  70. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Tuscan Scent Incense Suede by Ferragamo

    It's also available in Harrods. allbeauty have it discounted too.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Lovely selection! What's in the vial? :)
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    Re: Fragrance mate

    Dougczar
    Journeyman


    I also look out for picks from: drseid, PalmBeach, Colin Maillard and Alfarom.
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    Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    I'm tired of the excessive prices charged just because a perfume has an oud badge on it (and doesn't even contain real oud).

    I still check out new oud releases though. Oud is special to me.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    I wonder what butterflies and squirrels smell like... :)
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    I've got the samples now, thanks to cacio for facilitating and to Sam for passing them on :)

    I'll be exploring and sharing notes over the next week.
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    Re: Luxury Leathers...

    Roja Dove Fetish - one of my favourite perfumes but I wouldn't pick this over the others simply due to owning M and vintage Bel Ami. Versatile.
    Clive Christian X For Men - interesting composition. I...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    The names are tacky and camp. I'm sure the perfumes will be good quality. I just hope that I don't like them (my other perfumes may bully them because of their names).
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    Re: What is your opinion on Montale ?

    Not a huge fan. I've got a few bottles; Dark Aoud, Musk Aoud, Black Aoud. I sampled over 20 not too long ago. I can't be bothered/haven't the energy to keep up with their newer stuff.
  79. Re: Just purchased RASASI Faqat Lil Rjal - WOW very nice mans scent - oud,oud and more oud

    It's the only one I've tried and own and I too was wowed. Lasts forever.
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    Re: Spraying on shoulders?

    lol!!!!

    I spray where I can smell it so I don't bother with my shoulders (clothed or not).
  81. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Excellent! You've used two words which came to my mind when I initially sniffed The Night on a sample card 'deep' and 'lush' :)
    I love the way the rose is blended. I'm not sure if you've many...
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    Re: Your favourite Rasasi

    Faqat lil Rijal: Just for Men.
  83. Re: how much is a 2011 z01 creed aventus 40ml worth?

    Tree fiddy.
  84. Re: Anyone here tried Henry Jacques' fragrances?

    I've tried a few. Onction in particular impressed me; reminded me of Armani Prive Oud Royal. It's only 765 for 15ml (I say 'only' compared to oud oils which per ml are costlier, but then again it is...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.7852.jpg
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Fair points there Mark. It's just that depending on where one is, those V vials can be a) difficult to purchase, b) very expensive and c) only available in certain sizes.

    I'm hoping that we'll see...
  87. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Nice! Look forward to your thoughts.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    They sell both.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    That looks nice JD :)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Recently I paid a visit to the Salon de Parfums in Harrods. Lots of interesting scents! I tried some of Henry Jacques oils and was really impressed by...
  90. Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    Yes, but then again I make spreadsheets for a lot of things.
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    Re: My Super Thai oud came in the mail today

    Nice. Good presentation too.
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    The Night
    Rose Ishtar
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th April 2015

    Dia Man.
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    JTC 1862 Polo thoughts?

    I can't find much about this online. Apparently it was created for 2 princes, whose names weren't memorable.

    Has anybody tried it? Thoughts to share?
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    Re: ys uzac - oud ankaa

    I got my nose on Oud Ankaa. Strange concoction. One of, if not the most challenging oud perfumes I've come across. A very harsh opening that pierces the nasal passage. It has oud, and lots of it. I...
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    Lol.

    When I was younger my signature scent was Safari and then Gucci Rush. I don't have a signature scent now.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Yep, lowered by 500. I can understand an expensive oud shooting up in price up to double (and in some cases more) after selling out but CXQ was sold for $750 if iirc (about 515). 3000 is...
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    Re: Thoughts of Amouage Journey Man?

    I really like this one. I find it to be a spicier version of Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    If anyone missed out on Chen Xiang Qi and wants to grab themselves a bargain...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chen-Xiang-Qi-Ensar-oud-/121616067134

    *the seller has no affiliation with Ensar.
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    Lol.

    I'd make them all wear 1 Million.
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