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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed. Very likely a combo of these. It's good. It's limited. His release system ensures high interest. It's a good combo for him.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This last part is important. Ordering samples is an exercise in futility. Adam should stop offering them on ethical grounds alone. Anyone unfamiliar with the combination of high demand and bad...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I love me some violet. But I have no idea what it smells like after 100 years.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Night song is just SO good to me, y'all. I definitely understand Sydnor's claim of ALD-level greatness. I think Teone's work is actually better blended.

    All of them are good, but this one is to...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Hehe. Hopefully my enablement yields positive results for you.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nice! I am unfamiliar with the latter, but I'm ordering a ML of CN along with FN later this month. I have been waiting for him to release it!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I thought this one was the new Chypre? But if there is another, I have not tried it. CN and Fougere Noire were my favorites from the sample. Really really liked Chypre Narcisse though.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I noticed Chypre Narcisse has made its way to the website. It is really good, y'all.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Good aged patchouli is underrated.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just read that as well. Gonna be too strong for me, for sure. Not a castoreum fan. Keep hoping for somethingon the lighter side from ALD.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    I am too tired for a full write up tonight, but I have worn a few more of these. They are all quite good. Pagan is a very nice chyphre that remind me of some of Sultan Pasha's work and lasts all day...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    I have yet to smell it on its own, but have always wondered how close it is to the magnolias where I grew up. If it is different, someone needs to bottle the stuff here, too.
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    This one is my favorite as well and on my shortlist for a birthday present. I get more incense than you, but it is juuust the right amount for me. To me, this is a fine summer scent.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    I wore Mokaya today. It has left the building at this point (probably lasted a solid 6-8 hours, the last couple on skin alone), but it was pretty dang nice. This one I will wear again, and possibly...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Sounds like this one is worth sniffing for you if my nose is half-decent on the oud profile. But rose? You will not find rose here. Or at least not as I know it. And I love it, too. I am borderline...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Well Zeeba is not what I thought, exactly. I expected a reboot on the Taif and Oud play we've all seen a few times. But this is different to me. I smell almost entirely Oud. I get very little rose or...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    It's weird because she isn't the only one lately. Maybe just coincidental. NBD in the end, though. About to try out some of the aforementioned Zeeba before retiring for the night. Can't wait to give...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    My TRNP sample sets arrived today. Looking forward to trying them and posting a few impressions.

    Unfortunately, I smelled them prior to even opening them as I lost about 25% of Zeeba (or I assume...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Thanks PM! Sorry I missed it, but good to know it was worth your time. Hopefully they'll do more of these.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Curious to hear your take on these two, especially. They both got cut from my list, but May Rose sounded amazing to me.

    My two sets just cleared customs, so hopefully I'll have them by Monday.
  21. [CONUS] Re: Rising Phoenix, Fazzolari, Areej le Dore, January Scent Project

    Bump.
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    Re: Olfactory Corp Essential Oils

    Thank you for the insight and wisdom. Very much appreciated.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Just ordered up the Four Mukhallats and Discovery Sampler from Teone. This is the last I'll be spending this quarter (famous last words), but I had to try these. They all just sound so good. It was...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hehe. When fall arrives, I intend to impregnate my favorite jacket with a swipe and see how far it takes me.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes! The more I wear this, the higher it moves up my all time favorite list. Definitely in my top 5.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Looking at our first triple digit heat of the year today, but I couldn't resist putting on Baikal Gris Attar, since I'll mostly be at my desk. Just as good as the extrait. This perfume was my intro...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Exactly my perception.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't think that's why he did it. Obviously I'm speculating as much as anyone, but the more famous you get, the more likely you are to be pigeonholed, and less likely to take risks. Especially...
  29. Newb Alert. Long time lurker venturing in here tentatively.

    I have been starting to play with mixing EOs for my own edification lately. Ordered up a whole slew of samples, likely prematurely, after playing around with patchouli and sandalwood blends for a...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Which is why I'll let folks discover on their own. I feel like I would want the same, although I would've been more surreptitious in my methods if I'd wished to do so.

    Edit: I do think to your...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Use WHOIS y'all.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Perhaps. But keep digging.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I can spoil this surprise if you'd like y'all. Not sure how fun that would be, though.

    Edit: I will not spoil it publicly for the artist (though I'm sure someone will soon). Here's a hint. ICANN...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    I figured some of y'all here might appreciate this:

    https://tigerlilyperfumery.com/collections/january-scent-project/products/january-scent-project-live-digital-event-smelling-kit
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Mak, apologies if this was apparent earlier in the thread, but it sounds like you already own the extrait?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ah. But what kind of urinous note? Clover? Pine? Coffee? Asparagus? ��
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No, but I think the email said next week?
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    Re: J-Scent The Scent of Japan

    Bumping this to say that I'm wearing Black Leather right now and this is my kind of leather. I've no idea what that says about me, but apparently my wife is on board with it, too.

    It is just...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    My personal opinion is that although just about everything I have tested from SP is amazing (even whet not my preference), I feel his "green" compositions are second to none. Something about them is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm on the free shipping train now, too. Couldn't resist that "backup" of my Baikal Gris extrait with the attar.
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Thanks, hednic. I really appreciate it. Sounds like it may be out for me.

    Mancera has been on my radar lately after discovering how good Black Line is. Curious about these others.
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    I know I'm raising the dead here, but curious on what others think about the ylang ylang in Aoud Sandroses. Subtle? Strong? I am very much NOT a fan of the note, but am otherwise intrigued by the...
  43. Re: Cielito Lindo, new limited edition from Rasei Fort (Fort and Manlé)

    Full wearing is happening this morning. I smell like dulce de leche. Which isn't bad with coffee, FWIW, but not necessarily what I want to smell like all day. We'll see if this bad boy "calms down" a...
  44. Re: Cielito Lindo, new limited edition from Rasei Fort (Fort and Manlé)

    If you don't like caramel, this one is not for you. At least that's what I get a nose full of right from the vial and with a swipe on my wrist. I need to get it into an atomizer for a proper wearing....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I can't wear BG in the heat, either. It has been strangely cool here so far this year, so I've been able to use it more.

    But I do wear RM in the heat from time to time.

    I probably split the...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Wearing Serin this morning. This may be my favorite yet. Like all I've worn so far, there is an uneasiness to it. Or maybe "challenging" is the more apt term, because it makes me want to wear it...
  47. Re: Cielito Lindo, new limited edition from Rasei Fort (Fort and Manlé)

    My sample should be here today and I am encouraged by the impressions thus far.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Your smell life will never be the same. :laugh:
  49. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Likewise. Amber Cologne isn't my thing, but I appreciated it and could wear it. Vesna, for me, was very offputting.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks, mike. Trying to get my hands on some SMII Attar first, but thinking of getting this one as a "backup" for my lone BG bottle, which I dread running out.
  51. [CONUS] Rising Phoenix, Areej le Dore, January Scent Project

    Areej le Dore - Sampler including Plumeria de Orris, Siberian Summer, Anitquity and War and Peace I ($33)

    Rising Phoenix Perfumes - Ratnaditya Attar 2019 (.3g vial) ($21)

    January Scent...
  52. Re: Cielito Lindo, new limited edition from Rasei Fort (Fort and Manlé)

    Likewise. Curious to hear what you think as well.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How do you find it different, mike?

    Baikal Gris is my 2nd favorite to Russian Musk Attar (of those I have smelled), but it is a very close 2nd. Curious if it is worth getting the attar as well, in...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    I wore Burvuvu today all day. It reminded me of a softer version of actually clearing cedar (juniper) on land here in Central Texas. There is "Texas Cedar" listed as a note, and I presume that is...
  55. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lol. Glad you got it!
  56. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    FedEx might be "unreliable", but they are the most reliable of the least. I would push back on them or reverse charges. You should at least see progress. I have never, in many many years of shipping...
  57. Re: Cielito Lindo, new limited edition from Rasei Fort (Fort and Manlé)

    As a huge fan of all things Mexico, I have a sample of this one on the way. I'll be very curious how well it could transport me there, or make me want to eat my arm.
  58. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Finally got my package. This is my first go 'round with the house, so I am making sure I give a couple of wearings.

    So far, though...

    Vesna - Definitely a hard no for me. I smell citrus and...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Got my sampler from JSP today. It took an unexpected detour/vacation via Puerto Rico (from RI to Texas), which was weird, but it got here.

    I shot John a note as well, but I was delighted and...
  60. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Had my email from Dmitry and co yesterday when I got home. Feel a little better.
  61. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    As a first time buyer, this is not yet my experience. In fact, the longer it goes, the more uncomfortable I become. If it weren't for this forum, I would've already reversed the charge.
  62. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks for the update! Not sure if that means I need to send another email, or count on a response from the last one that I sent.
  63. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lol. And wow.
  64. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'm at the 8 day mark also. Sent a brief check in email two days ago. Radio silence on that one, too.
  65. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    True. Just how it is. It's what my wife does for a living as well (email marketing, automation and integrations). I even offered it up to Adam for free. He declined with a comment about how hard it...
  66. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Back to the thread at hand, does anyone else have any impressions of the new line yet? Really curious to hear to build some excitement. Mainly for myself. This hobby is keeping me sane right now,...
  67. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Maybe so. For sure that isn't a $10k USD proposition, though. Even high dollar marketing and email automation experts in the States could set up an email trigger in like two hours for the cost of one...
  68. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    You're not being rude. Both points are valid. For me it's about the lack of communication, not the wait. It is painfully simple to send an automated email to set expectations. But I get it. You'd be...
  69. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    He isn't alone. I mean, he apparently is, but ALD is no better. We discussed that in the other thread. I think I was scolded for it, but these "premium niche houses" do business unlike any other...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Likewise. My attar is on today. One of my favs.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Juriah still going strong at 11 hours.
  72. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Apologies if this has been addressed prior, but anyone aware of the usual order fulfillment time for ordering direct?
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Three hours in and Juriah shows no sign of letting up. It continues to bear striking similarities to Attars de Montreal, which is a compliment from me to both perfumers. Keep in mind, my nose isn't...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I don't know how close to the chest Sultan keeps his information, so I'll respect the notes he sent me. But I suspect he won't mind me sharing this little tidbit:

    "Its has a similar mid and base...
  75. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Ominous nomenclature.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Lol. You just made my work morning better.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Is the IG unboxing vid of Mitsouko a hint of some kind?

    Or is Adam just trolling us because he can.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Can also try Rising Phoenix, Royal Bengal, and Mellifluence for oud oils.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Chypre Narcisse is on now. I can't find this listed on Sultan Pasha's site, here at Basenotes or at Frangrantica. I don't know if it is new or old or what the deal is. And that's unfortunate, because...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nuit Persane was on the docket last night. It was strong with my skin. It reminded me of a sweeter version of when my friend's mother used to cook for us as kids. I think the saffron was stealing the...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    On the first question, absolutely! There is actually a pretty decent home fragrance and incense section here. But Reddit's sub for /incense is a great resource, and the most common quality source for...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nankun Kodō was on the docket for today. I burn a fair amount of incense at home, including Japanese types, and as others have mentioned, this is just a dead on replica for said incense. It is...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Yeah. I put it on thinking, "I really don't need another fougere."

    I went to sleep thinking, "Which other fougere will I be selling?"
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I've had a chance to sample a couple more.

    Irisoir - Well made, lasting and distinct. But, for me, too astringent and antiseptic. Almost medicinal to my rookie nose. And just not my cup of tea.
    ...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Wearing Al Hareem today. It is a barnyard extravaganza!

    My wife and I are having some fun with this. She picks a random number between 1-29 and I wear it.

    With Al Hareem, she says, "I don't...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Thank you. I tried one yesterday and two today. My wife tried one last night.



    Lol. We shall see.

    I am going to break hearts and bring out the pitchforks, but I wore Tabac Grande today and...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    They made it! Some mild leakage, but nothing bad enough to prevent a proper sampling. Added benefit was the package smelled great!

    123623
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I'm pumped. My sampler just arrived in my city, and hopefully will be here tomorrow.

    I bought plastic toothpicks specifically for this occasion. ��
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    Re: NEW: Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris

    I guess it is just my nose, which isn't particularly erudite. Was hoping to be able to pin down some notes.
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    Re: NEW: Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris

    Bringing this back from the dead to see if anyone else detects any similarities between this and Gucci PH II?

    Maybe its the violet leaves and the musk?

    There is something that is running...
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    Re: COVID - 19: My experience

    To echo what others have already said, thank you very much, and pass it on to those you work with please.

    But I'd like to say something else, if that's okay with everyone.

    Newfound as it may...
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    Re: The Science Behind Petrichor

    I'd love to know, too. I have loved this smell since I was a child. The closest I have come is Heeley's Sel Marin. But it isn't the same, just similar.
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    Olfactory Corp Essential Oils

    Has anyone ever put their nose on any of these? They are littered across eBay, which is either a dire warning or a firm opportunity, not sure which.

    They have caught my eye several times, as they...
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    The Science Behind Petrichor

    Came across this article today and thought it might be interesting enough to share here.

    https://newatlas.com/science/rain-smell-dirt-bacteria-geosmin-petrichor-evolution/



    I wonder if this...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My Russian Musk attar is the thinnest of any attars I own (closely followed by the excellent Rising Phoenix Man Musk, then Royal Bengal Oud Attars de Montreal. Mellifluence oils are all more...
  96. Re: How do you think Corona and the crisis will affect the perfume industry?

    Based on my past experience working in a niche business catering to upper income clients, the upper end perfumers will be affected almost none. HNW humans will be only lightly affected, and not...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    How much was the right amount for you? :)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Likewise. Found some perfumers alcohol at a reasonable price.

    We'll see what I can do with my EOs and attars.

    Ok. Back to regularly scheduled programming.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Where do you get your perfumers alcohol?
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I'm joining the fray. Ordered a sampler last night. I'll get back with impressions in about a month assuming two weeks + two weeks.

    I am excited. I have enjoyed attars from Royal Bengal Ouds,...
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