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    Re: Arabic Oud Oils

    I was in Dubai a week and a half ago and decided to see what the oud madness was all about. A salesperson took the stopper off of a bottle and let me smell... Not what I'd call a good introduction,...
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    Re: Fragrances with Pheromones

    Scent of Eros is the only scented pheromone product that I have used. It is a blandish, department store type of musk. It does do a good job with the pheromones. It has the advantage that it seems...
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    Re: Fragrances with Pheromones

    I have used pheromone products before, but ultimately I decided that they were most effective on me, not other people. Not that I didn't get some amazing reactions while using them, but I found a...
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    Re: Andy Tauer: Boo Hiss!

    I too am having a hard time figuring out why anyone is upset. You missed your chance, the price is different now. If he has made a mistake, he'll soon find out. If he has done the correct thing, he...
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    Re: Best Christmas scents?

    Opium for men has a real Christmas feel to it. And I can't believe that no one has mentioned Bitter Orange. It's a dead ringer for that old fashioned ornament (pomander?) that was made by sticking...
  6. Thread: Incense Note

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    Re: Incense Note

    I agree, the term "incense" is too vague. If they mean frankincense, they should just say it... There are some very high quality incenses, mostly out of japan, some of which is very expensive. Check...
  7. Thread: I'm in Yemen!

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    Re: I'm in Yemen!

    Thanks! Right now it looks like I'll only be in Dubai for a matter of hours on a layover. I've got a friend coming to pick me up and show me around, any places I should know about for sampling and...
  8. Thread: I'm in Yemen!

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    I'm in Yemen!

    Haven't posted in a long time cause I've had a lot going on... It all lead to living in Yemen for a while. There are quite a few places that sell perfumes, even on the street. Most of the stores seem...
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    Re: Never received a compliment!

    A little advice here... People are much more likely to respond to the man wearing the cologne than to the cologne itself. The scent is part of the package, but it is NOT what will make someone walk...
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    Re: A find! (and a self imposed moratorium)

    I think they are 2ml...

    Isaac[/quote]


    Actually, I think they're probably 1ml. I just got some samples from Luscious Cargo along with my Piper Nigrum and Bitter Orange (damn them!) and a...
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    Re: A find! (and a self imposed moratorium)

    I think they are 2ml...

    Isaac
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    Re: A find! (and a self imposed moratorium)

    Stands for Dawn SPencer Horowitz. She runs two related lines. She has an enormous range of essential oils and oil blends. The other line is much more dangerous... Perfums des Beaux Arts is a small...
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    Re: A find! (and a self imposed moratorium)

    Stands for Dawn SPencer Horowitz. She runs two related lines. She has an enormous range of essential oils and oil blends. The other line is much more dangerous... Perfums des Beaux Arts is a small...
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    Re: A find! (and a self imposed moratorium)

    Get them while you can. My impression is that she is closing out her line of designer dups.[/quote]

    Yup, she will stop selling them soon. It's all for the best as I prefer her own concoctions...
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    Re: A find! (and a self imposed moratorium)

    Yeah, I just realized that I won't be able to follow this thread unless I come back here:-) I am going to try to avoid this site though, I only came back to get rid of some stuff that I don't wear...
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    A find! (and a self imposed moratorium)

    Got my package from DSH today! Took advantage of the sale she is running on designer duplicates by getting her versions of Tuscany, Drakkoir Noir, and Opium PH. As others have mentioned in the past,...
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    Re: The most "sexual" fragrances

    Just got a bottle of Aphrodesia from DSH. Gotta say that it's a pretty heady scent and it's notes were chosen for their supposed aphrodisiacal qualities. It's a bit powdery on the drydown (still not...
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    Re: Tuscany Per Uomo - great stuff

    I'll have to look into getting a bottle of the forte. SIGH, what's one more bottle?:-)

    Isaac
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 February

    I've found my sample of Eau D'Elide that another poster recommended for me. Going to try it tomorrow.

    Isaac
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    Wow, the notes sound great! I'll have to come up with a sample of this at some point. Thanks!

    Isaac
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    Re: Tuscany Per Uomo - great stuff

    I too love Tuscany, but it doesn't last at all on me. I'm talking 20 to 30 min. max. I got the matching deoderant too, same thing. I've ordered DSH's Tuscany duplicate oil (which is on sale BTW) with...
  22. Re: This place is dangerous... recommendation requ

    Hmm, I think I actually have a sample of this floating around here someplace. Thanks for the hint!

    Isaac
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Family?

    I'd love to join in, but I don't know an oriental from anything else... Seems to me that people have talked about a basenotes glossary but I'll be darned if I can find it. Anyone have a link to it or...
  24. This place is dangerous... recommendation request

    I had been doing really well just enjoying the fragrances that I own. In fact I decided to sell a handful of the ones that I just wasn't going to wear anymore. What better place to sell them than...
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    Re: Agraria bitter Orange

    I tried a sample of the "personal fragrance" the other day. Going on, it smelled just like those old fashioned Christmas decorations made by sticking cloves into an orange...mmmm. The drydown was...
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    Re: Tell me about oranges

    L'Anarchiste definitely has orange in it, but I have difficulty saying that it's an orange scent... To me, it is more about the other notes, and that metal thing is love/hate...

    Isaac
  27. Re: Thoughts on Tuscany / Habit Rouge / Black Jean

    I love Tuscany, but it doesn't last at all on me. I have ordered the "copy" oil from DSH with hopes that it'll last longer on me...

    Isaac
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    Re: Tell me about oranges

    Gotta put in my favorite, Creed's Orange spice. When it's fresh, it is a great combo of a very "wet" orange and warm spices. When it goes a bit "off", it gets a little soapy smelling, but still lots...
  29. Re: Recieved my Dolce PH which I bought blind - YE

    I had a similar reaction to D&G's top notes BLEARGHH! The drydown was pretty nice on me, but I don't think I want to go through that just to have a nice basenote, there's too many other really nice...
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    Re: Sale at J. Peterman's

    Well, that was fast. Just got mine and I thought I'd let everyone know, looks like I was too late :( Sorry guys...

    Isaac
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    Sale at J. Peterman's

    For those of you that are interested in the J. Peterman "1903" cologne, it is marked down at their website. Just thought someone might like to know...


    Isaac
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5 December

    Michalangelo from DSH. It's just a sample, but this may be another that I have to pick up...

    Isaac
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28 November

    I'm finishing off a sample from DSH, it's called "seven". I'm not so sure that I like it, I can't seem to smell it after 20 minutes or so but other people can. They seem to like it quite a bit...
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    Re: Piper Nigrum in NYC?

    Thanks! I knew there had to be some places around:-)

    Isaac
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    Piper Nigrum in NYC?

    My mother is taking a trip to NYC and asked if there are any scents I'd like her to get for me for Christmas while she's up there. I told her about Caron, Barney's, Bond No. 9, and Penhiligion's. I...
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    Re: Scents recently purchased at full retail?

    Just ponied up the money for Gingimbre from DSH. I sort of became obsessed with it, and there's only one place to get it. I did manage to pick up a full bottle of majoun on ebay, that wa a stroke of...
  37. Re: Have you ever thrown a scent in the garbage bi

    I bought a decant of Allure and tossed it. hated it from the get go and saw no reason to keep it around. I've had several samples that I wished that I had thrown out instead of wearing, but luckily...
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    Re: Parfums des Beaux Arts Mahjoun

    A quick follow up... I could still smell this fragrance on me when I woke up the next morning! That's over 13 hours of going strong... What a smell to awake to. Frankincense, various spices, I felt...
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    My DSH experience so far...

    I have now sampled 4 different fragrances from DSH and I'm very impressed! All of them are very complex, smooth, sophisticated, and of a very high quality. I found a couple of them intoxicating,...
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    Parfums des Beaux arts Poivre

    Another winner from DSH! Like some others, it didn't have much of a smell at all until I applied it, then WHOOSH! Very peppery, very spicy, drying down into a sweetish, smoldering fragrance. Like the...
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    Parfums des Beaux Arts Mahjoun

    Wow, this smells exactly the way it is described on the site. Exotic, sensuous, delicious. It's a warm, spicy, long lasting fragrence. My sample was a bit odd, I could barely smell anything when I...
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    Re: Best, most spicy fragrance.

    Caronīs Poivre (means pepper in french!) or itīs EdT version Coup de Fouet!
    Both are FANTASTIC!!!![/quote]

    Any advice where to get this? A quick googleing came up with a 3 oz. bottle for...
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    Re: Best, most spicy fragrance.

    Wow, I went and looked up Gingimbre, and it looks really interesting. I don't know anything about the company, which appears to be a one woman operation. The notes of the fragrance are listed as:
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    Re: Best, most spicy fragrance.

    Gotta check out Gingimbre from DSH perfumes, it's similar to a Piper Nigrum with a bunch of Ginger and more warmth. Speaking of Piper Nigrum, it's one of my favorite spice scents, great great pepper....
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    Re: Artisanal vs. mainstream

    I know what you mean about staying power, I hate it when I find something I love but it disappears in half an hour. I love a lot of the male Creeds, but only two have any lasting power on me. The one...
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    Re: Decision time, which one?

    Oh, and one more thing... Luscious cargo is the only place I've ever seen that has smaller bottles of ADP and LV fragrences. Are they decanting or are these just a smaller version from the companies?...
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    Re: Decision time, which one?

    LOL! Thanks for the complimants on my pictures... Nothing like have multiple expensive hobbies. Of course I don't have to mae this one expensive, the trouble is once you smell the expensive stuff,...
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    Artisanal vs. mainstream

    OK, I own several "mainstream" scents (Visit, Escada Homme) and have tried several others and while they're "nice", they just don't have the wow factor that the Artisanal ones do. Some examples of...
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    Decision time, which one?

    OK, I've got about 70 something dollars to spend and I need some advice on how to spend it. I've got my eye on several different fragrences:

    Piper Nigrum
    Gingembre by DSH
    Acqua di Parma Colonia...
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    Parfums des Beaux Arts Indochine

    This is a varient of the gingembre (or vice versa I suppose). Along with the opening of ginger, there is an equal amount of lemon. On my skin, this two scents are always present but their intensity...
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    Re: LV - Acqua di Colonia discontinued?

    Errr, why would they lie about that? I'm sure they'd like to sell as much of it as they could.

    Isaac
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    Re: opinions on Visit by Azzaro

    I bought a bottle off of ebay because of this thread. I was hoping for a little more pepper and other spices, but it is a very "woody" scent on me, I get lots of cedar. It's also a warm scent, think...
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    Re: Best Masculine Citrus Colognes!

    My two favorites are Orange Spice from Creed and Colona Assoluta from ADP. Orange spice lasts quite a long time, I get orange whiffs all day. It seems to vary from bottle to bottle though, my first...
  54. Acqua di Venezia by Parfuums des Beaux Arts

    This was a tad disappointing. The first two I tried were very complex and fairly lasting scents. This one is lemony, but dissapears as it dries. It reminded me of ADP, but without the musk. For as...
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    Re: Parfums des Beaux Arts Gingembre

    OK, the following day I tried Piper Nigrum again just to make sure that I wasn't forgetting something. While I stand by my original thought that Gingembre and PN have a similar smell, I do want to...
  56. Thread: Grey Market

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    Re: Grey Market

    I just got a tester of Creed's Orange Spice off of a guy on Ebay. It doesn't reallt smell like the first sample that I tried. The first sample was very citrusy and spicy and lasted quite a while...
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    Re: Piper Negrum: Really how good is it?

    I like it quite a bit. I lean towards the more spicy scents, and Piper Nigrum is certainly one of the best I've come across. It's warm and just slightly sweet and unlike all the usual department...
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    Parfums des Beaux Arts Samples

    I am trying out some samples I got from them. As promised, I am reviewing them in the "missing Fragrences" section. The two I've tried so far are very complex and seem to be made by someone that is...
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    Parfums des Beaux Arts Gingembre

    This one starts out with GINGER! It is not subtle, although if you pay attention you can smell some other spices just beneath the surface. I'm sorry to say that I'm not good enough to pick out...
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    Parfums des Beaux Arts Cimabue

    Got a handful of samples from them, I'll record my thoughts in this forum... Tried Cimabue tonight. I'd say that this is a great fragrence for the connisuers. It really develops and changes. The...
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    Re: in search of long lasting citrus scent

    Both Colonia Assoluta and Orange Spice last a really long time on me. They are the ones that made me look into citrus scents more closely.

    Isaac
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    Re: Pheromones - do they work or not?

    DIHL stands for Deer In the HeadLights. It's a fairly common look you get from women when the phermones have an effect... As far as weather they "work", it depends on what you mean. They can...
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    Re: Pheromones - do they work or not?

    Love scent is very reputable. Keep in mind that not all of the products are designed to get into women's pants. There are others that are just overall mood enhancers, social vibe type of products...
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    Re: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab?

    Wow, great site! I ordered a few samples from them right away. I'll report back on what I think although I can't pick out notes and identify them very well... I've been looking for some unique...
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    Re: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab?

    Yeah, I noticed the "dark" stuff seems to dominate, but they do have some lighter things as well. I'll have to put them on my list of things to try, although at the rate I add things to my "to test"...
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    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab?

    These guys have some rather, um, interesting blends availible. Has anyone tried them? There's quite a bit on the site, still browsing through it. What do youse guys think?
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance TV commercials you remember?

    "I can bring home the bacon
    ENJOLI
    Fry it up in a pan
    ENJOLI
    And never, ever let you
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    Cause I'm a Wooooman
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    Whoops! Blind purchase of L'Anarchiste

    I got a 25 dollar gift certificate for Amazon and I figured it would be a great way of trying a fragrence blind without paying too much. Decided on L'Anarchiste by Caron, it has plenty of fans here...
  69. Re: Re-introducing Mr Cranky the fragrance suggest

    OK, how about Piper Nigrum? Oh and Orange Spice by creed too. Thanks!

    Isaac
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    Piper Nigrum....WOW! More suggestions?

    I'm a newbie trying out a bunch of stuff looking for something that I like. Before stumbling onto this group, I had never really liked any men's fragrence that I had ever smelled. Now I've found...
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    YES YES! Harsh is the best description. I understand that scents smell different on different people, but this stuff was particularly nasty on me.

    Isaac
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    I recently tried this at Penny's. I had read about it here and it got mostly glowing reviews. I don't have a lot of experience with this stuff, but I know what I like. I don't like this stuff at all....
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    Re: SotD, Sat Aug 27

    Another Creed sample, today it's BDP. The last couple of samples I've tried (Himalaya and Selection Verte) didn't last long at all. I'm hoping this will stick around a little longer.

    Isaac
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26 August

    Another Creed sample today, selection verte. My Himaliya experience was a bit disappointing yesterday, didn't last at all. We'll see how this goes...

    Isaac
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25 August

    Today's sample is... Himialyia. I'm on a Creed kick and I have plenty of samples from them left to go!

    Isaac
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24 August

    I'm trying a sample of orange spice by Creed. I wore GIT for the first time yesterday. Unfortunetly I love the scent. I was afraid of that.... WHo needs money anyway?:-)

    Isaac
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    Dosage question

    As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I am new to the whole wearing fragrances thing. I've gotten some samples that I like, but the botles are a bit on the pricey side. I don't necessairly mind...
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    My first "serious" scent

    ...and I'm liking it! After reading so many positive things about it, I ordered some Acqua Di Parma samples. It's sweet, but not annoyingly so and most importantly, it doesn't have that "cologne"...
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    Re: Atomizer question...

    Thanks for the advice. Think I'll do that since they are cheap. I would hate to pass up a good scent just because I mixed some stuff by accident. Or maybe worse yet buying something expensive and not...
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    Re: Atomizer question...

    Thanks, I do feel welcome! I plan on trying many different samples, so it's good to know that the atomizers can be reused. Oh, and a quick question, is there a way to show people my wardrobe? I seem...
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    Atomizer question...

    I have just started my quest for some fragrences that I'd like to wear. I'm 34 and have never worn cologne before and I think it's because I haven't smelled anything I'd like to have on me! This...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    Am I the only one that thinks that taking advantage of free samples and then buying from a cheaper place is a bit off? If a place is willing to let you sample things (which costs them money BTW) that...
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