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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    I absolutely love this. I've always owned TdH and just ran out, and I've always wanted Bigarade Concentree but never thought the longevity was worth the cost. I can absolutely get both in one, and...
  2. Great article! Your description of Barrel grabbed...

    Great article! Your description of Barrel grabbed me immediately and didn't let go. I'm going to have to try this one for sure. These sound great and for some reason, I was sort of reminded of a...
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Gorecki Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), movement 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R90vDLHGs1Q
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    I love Pierrot. It's so angular and strange. Maybe a sharp, craggy, poisonous, uncomfortable vetiver like Montale Vetiver des Sables or Kinski. The music sounds like curling, craggy, dried vetiver...
  5. Thread: Viw 2007

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    Re: Viw 2007

    I can't speak for the bottle you're interested in but I've had my VIW for nearly as long (stored in the fridge and also in a dark storage cabinet) and it smells as fresh and delicious as the day I...
  6. Re: Comme des Garcons Luxe Patchouli EdP and EdT comparison

    Hey, guys. Thanks for your input. Hedonist and Alafrom, I feel like after a few days of wearing these, I have to say that the Eau de Parfum is winning, but I agree that perhaps the differences are...
  7. Comme des Garcons Luxe Patchouli EdP and EdT comparison

    Hi everyone. I've been a huge fan of Luxe Patchouli since I first smelled it in 2008, and I was excited to post about this, since I've searched for information and have only come up with a few...
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    Re: Niche noob sampler pack

    Montale Black Aoud
    Le Labo Rose 31 or Patchouli 24
    Comme des Garcons Avignon
    Serge Lutens Arabie (for the Lutens rich, syrupy stewed fruits aesthetic brought to its logical conclusion)
    Frederic...
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    Re: Spring scents, turning the page...

    There are so many spring appropriate scents available but the first that came to mind was L'eau de L'Artisan. It's unassuming and green - soft and natural smelling, herbal, with a somewhat...
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    Re: recommend a green and leafy scent

    Comme des Garcons Calamus
  11. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    Thanks again, guys. these add-ons sound great. And the marketing blurb about Acqua Decima describes what I am looking for better than I could have.
  12. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    You guys are awesome. Thanks so much for the suggestions. I can't wait to place my sample order. These will all be on it.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Ps I bought a somewhat inexpensive mint oil water...
  13. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    Thanks, TC. I'll look it up!
  14. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    These all sound spectacular, and a few of them I've had on the back burner to try for a while now. Thanks everyone, so much, for the thoughtful recommendations! I'm going to try them all.
  15. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    Thanks guys. I have the Hermes and love it. It's not quite the mint level I'm looking for but definitely in the citrus realm. I've never sniffed the Guerlain Homme L'eau or Code Sport, and most...
  16. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    Mike!! Hiii. Thanks for the kind words :) I bought my soap at a small health food store, but I know that Whole Foods carries it as well. It's a little hippy smelling, too, which I kinda like.
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    Re: orange and mint

    Thanks, hednic... It's going on the list.
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    orange and mint

    Hi, everyone. I have been using this awesome soap (they call it Zum Bar) by a company called Indigo Wild, and one of the soap fragrances is called Citrus Mint. The scent itself is the perfect...
  19. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Well said. Dark Aoud is not a "meaty" fragrance or heavy at all, but it is certainly "dark" in the color spectrum. That's why I always feel as if it is a sort of outer space fragrance -- to me, it's...
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    MFK Cologne Pour le Matin. I haven't tried the Absolu but my goodness, the citrus in the cologne is rendered so blindingly white, it's like looking into the sun. It's sharp and crisp, yet not too...
  21. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Montale Dark Aoud is like floating in space. Totally dark, totally strange. I haven't seen any other recommendations for the following but you really must try Montale's Black Musk as well. Both are...
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    Re: Your opinion of Montale's Dark Aoud?

    Hi, Mike. Dark Aoud's very dry, aromatic, inky, resinous, modern black-colored nature keeps it pretty far from Aoud Cuir d'Arabie territory, which for me has that rich, leathery, sort of fecal...
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    Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Glad you mentioned Black Afgano. To me it's a slightly scratchier version of Black Afgano. I personally like Black Musk from Montale a bit more. It's a deeper and more satisfying fragrance with the...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Kinski Eau de Toilette

    Is it too simplistic of a review to think that this is essentially Escentric 01 plus vetiver and a marijuana accord? To me this is what it boils down to. The clarity of Kinski is almost...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir for Men

    This turned out to be a pretty confusing fragrance to me. It starts off somehow liquid powdery and sweet/plush (as are many of his fragrances) mixed with a clean patchouli and clear violet note. I'm...
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    Re: Cartier Les Heures de Parfum

    Mr. Reasonable took the words out of my mouth. The common mate tea note in IV and XIII is fantastic and handled very differently in each, though it is evident as the basis for both and is addictive....
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    I think for what it is, it is right. It is a really fascinating effect the perfumer has created here, this sort of "gauzy" effect but with this vetiver lurking underneath. I think I was surprised...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    As a number of you have said, I get Eau Savage for about 5 seconds at the very beginning before a cloudy gauze of nondescript hazy woody notes covers it up. I also wanted to give a nod to the Vetiver...
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    Re: A very specific "Does this exist?" question.

    Thank you so much, everyone, for your responses. I'm familiar with some and not familiar with others but am eager to try your suggestions.
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    A very specific "Does this exist?" question.

    Hi everyone. It has been ages since I've posted here but recently I've been craving something very specific. Since I've been out of the sampling loop (my wallet can't keep up with the sampling...
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    Re: What are you wearing on Thanksgiving?

    A Men Pure Turkey
    THAT is funny! LOL!
    I'll be wearing Montale Aoud Musk. Sweet and resinous. Yum...
  32. Re: Unique Clubbing/ Party scents for the man in his mid 20's. Niche or designer. Help !?!?

    Etat Libre d'Orange Rien.
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    Re: Citrus and Cigarettes - Any Suggestions?

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Fragrance plateau: nothing seems to satisfy

    It's happened to all of us, I'd imagine. I reawakened my curiosity when i started exploring Guerlain and really getting into the textures those fragrances create. Lush, pillowy, soft and luxurious,...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie and Cassie / Mimosa

    I really enjoy Une Fleur de Cassie and wear it often. I love that it always reminds me of my old Vermont summer smells: weed flowers blowing in the wind by a dirt road and a slight chlorine water...
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    Re: A Summertime Boozy Tobacco

    Extremely price conscious, Zara Amber, a somewhat fruity, boozy, tobacco amber that seems appropriate for warm weather wear. If you have a Zara near you, you should give it a shot.
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    Re: Which fragrance matches YOU?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Pour le Soir
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    Le Labo finally sells samples

    When I received Rose 31 in December I was surprised that Le Labo didn't include even one sample in the box so I wrote them. They responded saying that they would begin selling 1.5 mL samples at some...
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    There are many but the first that pop into my mind are Profumum Volo AZ 686 (weird leathery mentholated vinyl gardenia coconut), Byredo M/Mink (tree resin and ink), Etat Libre d'Orange Vierges et...
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    Re: BEST: Clubbing Fragrances

    I do the more alternative club scene and the three I wear most often are Montale Black Aoud (oud patchouli and rose), Etat Libre d'Orange Rien (seriously smoky incense leather), and CdG 2 MAN...
  41. Re: Whats your Favorite Body Wash/ Shampoo / Deodorant of a Cologne?

    Cartier Declaration body wash/shampoo is incredible. It is more clean orange than the original fragrance, almost like the fresh orange peel oil smell of Bigarade Concentree of the Frederic Malle...
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    Re: Silliage monsters with a metallic edge !

    another vote for Chrome by Azzaro. nuclear sillage, strange shrill metallic citrus twang, yikes...
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    Re: MFK Cologne or Absolue

    well, congrats on the purchase. I would have chosen Tuscan Leather as well (though not over CPLS) :) My slight preference is the Cologne version... it radiates beautifully off the skin in my...
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    Re: JAR Jardenia - Breathtaking

    I'm glad you are liking it! If you don't want to purchase the bottle, a full mL from TPC will probably last you a year I'd bet :) Joe and I probably tested twenty different fragrances the other day...
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    Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Well thanks to the lovely PetrucciJC I was able to experience this yesterday. I'm wearing it again now and just wanted to share some thoughts... it's really excellent if you're into strange...
  46. Re: New Fragrance: Le Petit Mort by Marc Atlan, Kilian Hennessy and Bertrand Duchoufour

    good point, sculpture. I hadn't thought of it that way.
  47. Re: New Fragrance: Le Petit Mort by Marc Atlan, Kilian Hennessy and Bertrand Duchoufour

    ha!! :) totally. It's getting ridiculous. You almost have to laugh. To whom are they marketing this, I wonder? And could you imagine a bottle split of this? Yes, we'll split it 10 ways, that will be...
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    Re: Help me to find a perfect Montale to me

    That's a great list, but since you are trying all of those, I'd perhaps add Blue Amber. But honestly, you've got what you need there, namely Red Aoud.
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    Re: Help, I can't stop wearing Bulgari Black

    great stuff and as Riverwide mentioned, very similar to Midnight in Paris, or the other way around :) Some day you might also want to try L'Artisan Parfumeur's Dzing! and Le Labo Patchouli 24 which...
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    Re: Help me to find a perfect Montale to me

    They have a lot of sweet fragrances which are nice. But...
    For you I'd recommend Red Aoud since it is unmistakeably "Montale" but still has a sweet gourmand vibe.
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    Re: Fragrances as art:

    Hi, Duver... Hmm... two houses that come to mind are the Pafumerie Generales I've tried and most of the Lutens line (I love Arabie, Santal de Mysore, Iris Silver Mist, and Tubereuse Criminelle for...
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    Re: Fragrances as art:

    You've got it, Liszt. To draw another parallel, that's why a lot of us have sample collections. A quick whiff of something is often enough to experience and enjoy it and a full bottle isn't...
  53. Re: The driest, spiciest fragrance you can think of?

    This would be my vote.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Mine would have to be Maison Francis Kurkdjian, with all due respect to my numerous favorites from Etat Libre d'Orange, CdG, Le Labo, and Montale. There are so many great houses (Lutens, Ford, PG,...
  55. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    I don't know what to do. I have never been so overcome by an entire house before. I literally want everything I've smelled (APOM, Lumiere Noir, and Cologne Pour le Soir). I need a different line of...
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    Re: Djedi - Guerlain Amazing article !!

    Hi, David... I didn't mean to take your post off topic but I have been curious about this myself. Info on Onda is all over the place including on LuckyScent and here on basenotes, as well as a great...
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    Re: Djedi - Guerlain Amazing article !!

    I've been sampling Vero Kern's Onda recently and am wondering how people feel about the statement that it is similiar, if not the most similar, fragrance to Djedi that exists. I've read that in...
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    Re: I aim to smell mean.

    ohhhh good god!!! That was too funny, Joe!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! Sorry. i know this isn't a productive response but I just had to give you props for making me laugh out loud, hard hahaha! I haven't read...
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    Re: New Fragrance: By Killian Incense Oud

    fsface and killervavoom, please share some more detailed thoughts about this as you wear it more, if you wouldn't mind. I'm curious how weighty it is and if it is dense or light (I thought the...
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    Re: Looking for a signature scent

    just a couple of ideas...
    Designer: Chanel Edition Blanche, Niche: Le Labo Rose 31
  61. Re: Question about Francis Kurkdjian's fragrance line

    I've fallen for these as well, Jonny19: the concept and the fragrances. The only recommendation I can make is to try both concentrations of each fragrance, the cologne and absolu. I'm glad I was able...
  62. Re: Has anybody tried any of these new Montale Fragrances yet?

    I just received Aoud Musk and have to concur with Trebor. It really does smell like Duro. I know the Nasomatto fragrance pyramids are not released but someone (Pierre Montale) has figured it out and...
  63. Re: Myers-Briggs personality type: is it possible to select matching fragrances for your type?

    This is a really intriguing thread idea, Desmond Hume. While I like fragrances of all "personality types", I think the idea of matching a fragrance to a personality isn't absurd and actually kind of...
  64. Thread: Miller Harris

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    Re: Miller Harris

    Feuilles de Tabac
    L'Air de Rien
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite LEATHER?

    Sometimes it's easier to say which one is not a fav for me, and that would be SL Cuir Mauresque (there's something in it that reminds me of the smell of the fake gummy type worms used for fishing)...
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes Formulations

    I only have experience with the copper cap version which I enjoy a great deal. I hope I'm allowed to quote a member's review here. Hillaire's review came to mind when I read your question...
    "Get...
  67. Re: Montale - Full Incense Any experience with this one?

    I've really been enjoying wearing Full Incense during this cold winter. It seems to go perfectly with thick sweaters, wool coats, and flannel shirts. I wore it with Avignon and Tauer Incense Extreme...
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    Re: Masculin Babypowder

    another vote for By Kilian Back to Black, but even more than that I think Miller Harris L'Air de Rien has a husky, almost dirty powder vibe to it. I read a review here which likened it to the smell...
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    Re: Really Smokey Incense With A Touch Of Sweetness

    I want to say Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque but I'm afraid it may be slightly too sweet for you. The sweetness on me is more of a resinous sweetness and is very satisfying mixed with the smokey...
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    Re: A summery anise fragrance?

    You need look no further than 06130 Feuille de Reglisse. Very summery anise fragrance. Hope you enjoy it :) I might also recommend Annick Goutal Mandragore, which is a cool, citrusy summer fragrance...
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    Re: New Clive Christian test- kind of...

    I'm so glad I found this thread. I smelled C earlier in the summer and couldn't place what it reminded me of. I wore Tom Ford Tuscan Leather yesterday, and then coincidentally, I tried my "C" sample...
  72. Re: I've been ensnared - Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens

    I'm excited to try all of these. Sugandaraja, I just read your post in the "similar threads" section below. Great to read! I think the Profumum Volo AZ 686, Stephen Jones, Caron, and Guerilla I might...
  73. Re: I've been ensnared - Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens

    Hey guys, thanks for contributing to the thread. Mike thanks for the kind words :) And yes, TC is incredible but you know, after wearing it yesterday, I felt strange, like I was living in someone...
  74. Re: I've been ensnared - Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens

    I have a small decant of L'Air and love it :)
  75. Re: I've been ensnared - Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens

    I'd say it's sweet in the way one would expect a white floral fragrance to be sweet but it's not a sugary sweetness as in Arabie, Chergui, and Ambre Sultan. I'm not sure I could pull this off in...
  76. I've been ensnared - Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens

    I've been trying perfumes for a while without feeling that fervor or spark return that I experienced the first time I tried scents like Ambre Sultan, some Kilian stuff, JAR's Bolt of Lightning, many...
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    Re: Men's perfume with great staying power?

    Black Aoud by Montale
    Rien by Etat Libre d'Orange

    two that I've been wearing frequently lately
  78. Re: Summer Niche Fragrance For The Pickiest Person In The World (ME)

    Two that came to mind were Hermes Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan, a beautifully smooth sun warmed hay/tea scent with dried apricot and subtle citrus overtones which reminds me of sitting in an open...
  79. Re: Patchouli by Comme des Garçons LUXE - A Painful Revelation

    I found this thread looking for info on White, but I thought I'd add my thoughts. This fragrance also wowed me, as few have. I used to think it was a holy grail scent but have since changed my mind....
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    Re: You're my favorite reviewer

    I've been for a while looking for something easy to wear for spring, and found two (because I often wear things like Black Aoud and L'Air de Rien, every once in a while a guy needs a palate...
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    Re: Frags that are Perfect to wear at the beach.

    Someone mentioned Chanel Pour Homme Sport Edition Blanche and I'll agree and add the original as well. I don't like these fragrances all that much on me but I smelled the original on a waiter at the...
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    Re: Fragrances with cookie smell

    I've thought Montale's Blue Amber smells a bit like warm sugar cookies after about a half hour of wear, and Armani Prive Ambre Soie reminds me of oatmeal cookies.
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    Re: Cruel Intentions, by By Kilian

    it's been on a while now and the sweetish citrus (to me) has faded a bit, and the notes have sort of seperated. At first it's a mass of smooth rich fragrance, not a trace of alcohol feel. i'm really...
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    Re: Cruel Intentions, by By Kilian

    mrclmind, I just brought my sample out and put some on. I can't believe it never occurred to me before, but I can definitely see how one could interpret this as a smoother, richer, and perhaps,...
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    Re: DURO Vs Fumidus Vs LUI

    I'll echo what galamb wrote and add that I find your two alternatives darker, and set Lui basically in the middle of the three. Lui is masculine in that it's a bit austere (to my nose) with a...
  86. Re: Dissecting niche: do we need a new term for the one-man, one-woman "houses" out there?

    I know this may not help things but to me niche is an idea, which I know doesn't really help define it and certainly doesn't adhere to any definition of the term. But for discussion's sake, let's...
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    Re: I've got the Itch for a Niche!

    try all four, you won't regret it. All of those are really important fragrances to have in your memory banks, especially to really enjoy fragrance discussions here at basenotes. And to illustrate...
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    Re: New fragrance by CDG & Artek - Standard

    oops...
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    Re: New fragrance by CDG & Artek - Standard

    sorry to do this, minor mix up... had to delete
  90. Re: Look at your beautiful collection. I'll let you keep 3. You have 1 minute. Choose.

    Black Aoud
    L'Air de Rien
    Kyoto
  91. Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    This was mine! It was my most proud full bottle purchase of the year. It's probably the most "personal" fragrance I've ever owned or experienced. If I could mention another, Comme des Garcons Kyoto...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 31st December 2009

    black aoud.
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    Re: Today I bought - December 2009

    I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My Miller Harris L'AIR DE RIEN arrived today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!

    It is so much...
  94. Thread: Sweet Pine?

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    Re: Sweet Pine?

    yep! this one :)
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    Re: Sample Of The Day - December '09

    I've been revisiting some of the fragrances which brought me to basenotes a few years ago and have been loving them. Two of note that I haven't seen mentioned here in a while are:

    Malle's Bigarade...
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    Re: Miller Harris: l'Air de Rien - The Real Skank

    So I'm very late to this party but I just thought I'd mention my appreciation for this fragrance as well. I tried it a while ago and was intrigued but not really taken by it. Recently, I felt the...
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    Re: Amber / Vanila suggestions ...

    Montale Blue Amber - sweet, comfy vanilla amber
    Miller Harris L'Air de Rien - odd, quirky "dirty" musty, musky vanilla amber
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    Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    Fougere Bengale :) Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Re: What's a good DRY or DARK fragrance?

    Comme des Garcons 2MAN
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    Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    Nightbird, I think the Gucci fragrance you'll want to order is Gucci Pour Homme, not Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme. I think you'll find what you're looking for in Declaration, Kingdom, Eau D'Hermes,...
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