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  1. Re: New LM Parfums Extrait de Parfum - Army of Lovers!

    Hey Hednic, going to hit up Osswald's when they get it in about 10 days. How does it compare to their other releases? I'm in love with Hard Leather and Black Oud as well, and found elements of Black...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I'm jealous!
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Fixed that for you :(
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    Re: Anyone successfully order Creeds on Amazon?

    I've gotten two bottles of GIT, and one bottle of Aventus, all grey market, and all smelled great. The serial numbers had been scratched off the bottom, but when I tilt the bottle, the shadow of the...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Sad to report, I just did a comparison b/w the non magnetic cap unboxed Epic Man and a sample I still had, and it is noticeably weaker. I had my girlfriend do a blind test, not telling her anything,...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Thanks Mimi. I feel your pain, that is terribly sad to hear about Gold Woman as well. Are you going to return it? I returned the Epic Man and wrote an email to the Amouage rep stating my concern,...
  7. Thread: Sweeter Oud Oil?

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    Re: Sweeter Oud Oil?

    So, should we not post in the thread lpp? I have a recommendation... Sweet Siam by Agar Aura will fit your need perfectly.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I shared your concern, but have found them to be unfounded, especially with my most recent experience. The last go around when they had Amouage's at 70 dollars a bottle, I bought 3 and all were...
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    I voted before I saw you had "new" in the body of your post.
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    Absolutely. I sprayed each arm, original half spray and new formula full out of the bottle. The new one has far less of the pepper in opening, the odd one of a kind Epic vibe is still there, but...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I have to say, I love the new caps. I wish the insides stayed the same, but the packaging has improved.
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    That's different. Epic Man is not the scent it once was and I do not like the new formula. The old formula is still available should you choose. Otherwise Colonia Intensa Oud.
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    I have oud wood and love colonia oud, and neither comes close to epic man
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Package arrived today, and lo' and behold a non-magnetic green bottle existed within. Had been unused, took three pumps to spray on my arm, and it is definitely the original. I noticed one thing,...
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    Re: What's my problem with Amouage?

    The only reason I bring it up is because I read somewhere, maybe in a thread or a review, that one of the ones I have listed used a certain chemical that turned them off. But I dont' know what that...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Yeah, mailed it back. Free would have been nice! I could have lived with that
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    What's my problem with Amouage?

    Amouage is easily my favorite house. I'm in love with the majority of the fragrances that I come across, and those that I haven't been in love with I respect the craftsmanship. For instance, Dia ...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Yeah, I got one of the boxed ones last week, was supremely disappointed. Contacted Amouage, and haven't heard back from them. So called fragrancenet, and they did a refund for the boxed version I...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Thanks Prodigy. Having read Akahina's post about the unboxed being old stock, I just placed an order for one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    From my own experience, it wasn't the refusal to give samples, it was the attitude that went along with the refusal and how ridiculous it was in that situation. And the rudeness of the staff. From...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I've had nothing but negative experience's with their new york boutique. Pushy, generally unfriendly SA. I took my mother into the city, and while I was there she asked for two samples, and then I...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I got the boxed one, and it came with a magnetic cap. Can't speak for how testers or unboxed come from Fragrancenet. I tried it again last night after I got home, it's definitely not the same...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Good news bad news. Yay, new stock! Boooo, new stock...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Just received my bottle of Epic Man from Fragrancenet today. I am sad to say that they were selling new stock, and the new stock has none of hte punch that I loved in Epic Man. As others have said...
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    Igor knows his stuff! I listened to him and am glad I did.

    As for my own recommendation, I just got a sample of each of Agar Aura's ouds, and highly recommend Sweet Siam and Oud M1. They are very...
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    Re: Marrakech by Agar Aura

    Right? And it's very aptly named so! It stinks, in the best possible way.
  27. Thread: Oud beginner

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    Re: Oud beginner

    Oud Wood, +2. Not really oud, but a great fragrance. If you want the real thing, try a sample of Phoenicia's RealOud or Xerjoff's Zafar.
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    Re: Marrakech by Agar Aura

    It has been nice, but I don't think they do compare. It has certain similar qualities to the Red Box Tribute. Earthy and smoky. However, the cinnamon completely changes the character of it initially,...
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    Marrakech by Agar Aura

    Just received my samples of all the current offerings from Agar Aura, including their newest attar, Marrakech.

    Marrakech goes on strong, with a blast of earth rose, oud, and tobacco. There was...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois, new Niche Oud based House

    Has anyone gotten to smell this line yet? I'm definitely interested, would love to hear people's thoughts
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    Re: Amouages Back on Fnet

    Grateful my order of Epic Man went through. I hope people get what they order. I wonder if they see who orders more and cancel knocks some of those first.
  32. Re: just ordered a sample of the new Hindi Brut from agar aura

    Just got mine today, and wearing it as I sit here watching some tv. 30 minutes in, it's amazing
  33. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    When I first wore it Hednic, it really didn't do it for me. I think I said so at the time, that it was just ok. Next day, a little better, got more from it. Now, it's one of my go to scents, wear it...
  34. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Haha, good! I love me some Amouage. I couldn't get behind Fate, wish it was my cup of tea.



    No kidding. Two sprays to the chest and my neighbor working in her hard about 20 feet away said I...
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    It really does. Not one I wear for myself, I prefer more interesting complex and rich scents for my personal enjoyment. But when i'm going out and I just want to smell awesome for others, Aventus is...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studios Reviews

    Glad I wasn't the only one, and there's a reason why. Very interesting article. I found most of them to be too sour, really turned me off. Couldn't figure out why. Thanks for sharing!
  37. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    MDCI Invasion Barbare, Amouage Tribute Attar, LM Parfums Hard Leather and Puredistance M. These 4 are perfect. Complex, rich, good projection and longevity, and never boring. My love now is...
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    I ordered a sample from a reputable online retailer, and all I got was smoke/birch much like you. Terribly disappointed, my gf and I couldn't figure out the hype. Then I found it in the store and...
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    First time I wore this, I really enjoyed it. Second time, I got what I can only describe as a sunscreen note in it, smelled it in a few fragrances and is always a deal breaker for me. Initially...
  40. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    I should have mentioned, for those interested Tribute can be found at http://www.universalperfumesandcosmetics.com/index.php?route=common/home for what I consider to be good prices. And the shipping...
  41. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    YES, definitely! I was not expecting really much if any difference. I find the white box to be perfectly balanced, surprisingly so. I'm terrible identifying notes, so I won't try. But it's smooth,...
  42. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    Found a white box 30ml to join my 12ml red box. I am excited!
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    Re: How long does an attar stay good for?

    Due to the lower amount of air in the sample vial? Also, do you think how I am storing my perfumes/attars will be sufficient to make them last?
  44. Re: Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    Overall, the perfumes that I received from Ensar were not my cup of tea, I think their Ouds are probably the way to go. However I am not quite yet ready to spend 300+ on samples. So instead yesterday...
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    How long does an attar stay good for?

    Big question here! Typically, how long will an attar last before it goes bad? Someone on the board pointed me to a thread where someone mentioned that attars do not stay as long as other perfumes due...
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    Re: Best Tobacco note fragances

    Another Slumberhouse recommendation- Jeke. An amazing pipe tobacco fragrance, boozy, and very intoxicatating. Highly recommend trying it. Also, as was already suggested, back to black is very nice
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I had two in one. Came home from work, spritzed, then walked my dog. As I was walking by two ladies in the park, I hear one say to her friend, "You smell really good!", to which her friend replied "I...
  48. Re: Which has a better licorice note? Kerosene's Black Vines, or Slumberhouse Ore?

    Another for vikt, the anise is wonderful. Don't get any licorice from Josh's other offerings. Another fragrance with an anise note is LM Parfums Black Oud. Worth a sample
  49. Re: Heavy Complimented Summer niche scents (prefer niche but designers can be included)) -

    What's up with that? Keep in mind, loved ones who get in close for a hug love many of my fragrances and will comment (Amouage, MDCI, Creed, Frederic Malle, etc...), but I don't count my girlfriend...
  50. Re: Heavy Complimented Summer niche scents (prefer niche but designers can be included)) -

    So far, GIT was a welcome surprise compliment at work the other day, first time anyones said anything. And Aventus (no surprise) when I'm out and about has garnered unsolicited positive comments. I...
  51. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    I'm ok with this... or at least I think I understand why it has to be this way. IF Amouage was making such high quality attars with all natural ingredients, then batch variations are inevitable and...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    With him selling through his site again, are the fragrances now sold in the new bottle design? They're the same price, I thought they were going to get a price increase as well.

    Vikt... so so darn...
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    Re: Recommendations please for lawyer/professional

    I work in a similar setting, 33, and I rotate GIT, Invasion Barbare, and now Straight to Heaven in the mix. Once you know their strength and how much to apply, all are pretty safe and won't offend,...
  54. Re: Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    Igor, your posts on ouds have been excellent, been reading through so many of them, thank you.

    As an update, I ordered the perfume sampler from Ensar three days ago and it just arrived today! I...
  55. Re: Countdown to Emergency Amouage Scent advice!!!!!

    All three. Just do it
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly - Galloway!!

    I tried it several weeks ago. Very nice fragrance, but a little on the feminine side for my tastes.
  57. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    Interlude man, beloved man, and ops VI testers for 60-70 dollars each.
    2 free bottles of green Irish tweed.
    And last, and most recent, about 5-10ml of roja dove oud musk (the parfum extrait) for...
  58. Re: Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Ensar, been reading through their site. Outstanding. I've gone through the Oud Stars, I think Xerjoff has a nice fragrance, but as Ensar points out, the...
  59. Re: Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    . As always, thank you hednic! Will check it out next trip to NYC



    Ugh. Any recommendations on where to start with sampling from them? The sample price is so high, I'd like to narrow it down....
  60. Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    I am in need of assistance! Since I started collecting fragrances, i've dabbled in oud a little bit. My first "oud" purchase was LM Parfums "Black Oud", and sampling of many others. I was ignorant to...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Thank you for such an outstanding post, I appreciate your guidance!
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    Re: Fragrancenet price increasing!

    Saw this with Parfums de Marly, regretted not having acted sooner
  63. Re: Recommend an eau de parfum for a resonable price

    The tom ford main line has several EDP's, grey vetiver is $73 at Fragrancenet and it's the perfect time of the year for it too
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Thank you, will look at those as well. I am willing to pay, but if I'm going to shell out the money, I want quality as well. I had the feeling that there were much better options at the Oud Stars...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    I ordered the sample set from Phoenicia, and am debating the cost of getting the samples of Agar Aura, pretty pricy. Though they look absolutely worth it!

    Does anyone have any other...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Just looked them both up, thank you for pointing me in their directions. Going to email them both. Do you know where they are located, or have any recommendations on what to try?
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    I'm considering getting the sample set, any oud heads able to recommend the Oud Stars? I'm in love with oud, but being in the US there's not a lot of options. I'm curious how the Oud Stars stack up...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Last week, Amouage Tribute. Just now on Luckyscent I ordered a bottle of Almost Transparent Blue from A Lab on Fire.
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Was holding off on the Almost Transparent Blue till the weather warmed up, but just saw a thread on Luckyscent's coupon code so pulled the trigger. So that is my next and current purchase.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I picked up one last week from Beauty Encounter, came in an all red box.
  71. Re: What favorite scents do you like to recommend? Easy to find, not too expensive.

    Cartier declaration. On Amazon and other discount sites, it's inexpensive and an outstanding scent
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    A whole bunch of amouage's as: epic, honour, memoir, reflection, silver, and opus VII. And for the summer, I'm leaning heavily towards Almost Transparent Blue, once the new bottle design is released...
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    Re: Amouage attars sad news :'(

    Congrats! Mind my asking from where? I have a 12ml arriving Thursday, hoping for the same surprise
  74. Re: Orange Battle: Concentré d'Orange Verte vs. Orange Sanguine

    bringing this topic back, any other suggestions out there for orange fragrances? The two Frederic Malle's I've worn start off great but meh on the dry downs/longevity (Noir Epices, and Bigarade...
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    Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    This is what springs to mind
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    Zafar xerjoff is the skankiest I've smelled for the first hour, it's Oud is intense. As another new release, lm perfumes hard leather has a skanky opening and is an outstanding leather
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    This! I'll talk to my people, see what we can do...
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    Re: Escentric Molecules - Not a lot of love

    Btw, my comment was in regards to "boring" and not in regards to escentric 1,2, or 3. I've smelled those in the shop, they were nice. Didn't wear them though so can't say if they are boring....
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    Re: Escentric Molecules - Not a lot of love

    "Boring", one chemical for sure. Past that, something linear with few nuances or development. I love when I'm able to discover something new about a fragrance I've been wearing for weeks. A note I...
  80. Poll: Re: Would buy and wear a fragrance if everyone detested it but you loved it?

    Caligula was also assassinated, an end I suspect was brought about in part by not caring who he offended with his choice of fragrance
  81. Thread: Top 5 Rose scents

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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Ex idolo 33 is an amazing rose, wish there was more oud
    Frederic Malle Une Rose and my personal favorite, Portrait of a Lady
    Noir de Noir- A boozy wine like rose
    Amouage Tribute- one dark leathery...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    LM Parfums Hard Leather has a similar vibe to me, though not the same fragrance.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    This depresses me greatly. Especially since I can't afford a full bottle right now
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    Re: How do you guys organize your samples?

    12 gauge shotgun shell plastic cases. Usually fit 2-4 per slot, grouped by houses and personal favorites being kept in one box. Right now I have three boxes and it's worked well
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    Re: New Phaedon - L'Eau De Phaedon!

    I know they have it, and the scent bar/luckyscent had it when I was in Cali three weeks aga
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Do you have any suggestions? I'm waiting for the testers to return to Fragrancenet, but would love more options for great prices like that.
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    Re: L'humaniste by Frapin

    I've not smelled l'humaniste, but It's been compared to one of my favorites, Almost Transparent Blue. ATB has great longevity on me and is a reasonable price
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I believe I may have gotten the last Vikt from Twisted lily
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    He does? Interesting, going to try that
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks danieq! I will try rubbing it in, see if that lessons the stickiness. Nornes is the only one of his that does this, but man is it worth it.


    I do, wear a suit and tie during the week, so...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    How do people wear Norne? I've added it to my collection, having worn it on my wrist prior to purchase and fell in love. Now, first time I wore it out of the bottle, I sprayed both sides of my neck...
  92. Thread: Heaviest bottles?

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    Re: Heaviest bottles?

    Juliet has a Gun and Amouage. JhaG are metal I think, surprisingly heavy.
  93. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    It's an amazing work scent, isn't it? Two sprays to the chest and outstanding longevity means I was still enjoying it 9 hours later as I got in my car. I was worried it would be inappropriate for the...
  94. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    You're welcome. I got my split from him, it's an AMAZING scent. Earlier I said I liked it, having worn it twice more and sprayed a female friend as well to get the observers perspective, I can say...
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    Re: Best/favorite MASCULINE smoky?

    I'm strongly drawn to all things smokey, here are my favorites: Amouage Tribute and Interlude Man, Jeke, Aventus, and 1740 Marquis de Sade.
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man Blind Buy

    Great you were able to find it at that price Rev and have enjoyed it so much. Gold like Dia turns to powder on my skin so I it's not for me, but Amouage is by far my favorite house. Have you gotten...
  97. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    PalmBeach has done 6 bottles so far, check out his split thread.
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    Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    Just wore 1899 Ernest Hemingway, and it reminded me of Black. Anyone else noticed the similarity? It's been a while since I've worn Black and don't want to spritz that very expensive juice to...
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    Re: Anything aside from Spicebomb?!

    1899 Ernest Hemingway has been compaired to Spicebomb... Not sure I know Spicebomb well enough to make the comparison myself, but I can say 1899 is an amazing scent.
  100. Re: Have anyone tried Dehn el Oudh Seufi*by Swiss Arabian?

    I'd be interested to hear how Cambodian oud oil smells in comparison to the one you have. You have Epic in your top 10, that's Cambodian isn't it?
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