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    Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    I have completely the opposite experience. One spray is quite strong and will last easily 18-20 hours. I actually would prefer it being less strong as my wife has complained a number of times about...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Weird, same thing happened to me. I purchased it only maybe 2 years ago, and earlier this year I wore it a couple of times and it was noticeably different. It became a little musty and not sparkling...
  3. Thread: MFK oud moods

    by Gamma
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    Re: MFK oud moods

    They are all exceptional fragrances to my nose. I have a hard time picking a favourite, I think Cashmere and Velvet are both great woody oud fragrances and I enjoy them both quite a bit more than his...
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    Re: Apple Brandy By Kilian..

    That sounds quite interesting. Also, there's one called "Vodka on the Rocks" listed in the drop down list on this page: https://www.bykilian.com/en/shop/votre-selection.php A quick search has someone...
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    Re: Himalaya for $86. Worth it?

    That's a good price. It's a good fragrance, very soapy and clean with some sandalwood.. it's probably the cleanest smelling fragrance I have tried. I personally don't have any issues with longevity,...
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    Re: Just smelled Mona di Orio's Vanille...

    One of my favourite vanillas, very good though I wish I picked up more of the boozy orange aspect of it.
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    Re: Amouage Opus VII is frickin' brilliant!

    Opus VII is quite a unique one to me. The opening is very intense and I get a huge blast of cardamom & fenugreek which smells like I just opened a spice cabinet, layered with some watery vegetable...
  8. Re: Anyone else biased towards strong scents? (Kilian "Straight to Heaven")

    Straight to Heaven is one of my favourite fragrances. I think the strength is actually perfect, it lasts all day on skin but doesn't project too much. I'm quite comfortable wearing one spray to work,...
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    Re: By Kilian Incense Oud

    Incense Oud smells amazing, but I also only get a few hours out of it. Very unfortunate. STH on the other hand I easily get 10+ hours.
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    I've always been interested in Monsieur Balmain, and yesterday I was at my local discounters store and I found a bottle (along with Coeur de Vetiver Sacre- probably my best two finds yet). I had this...
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    Re: Creed's Acier Aluminium

    I have not had the opportunity to try this.. but if you're particularly interested in the banana accord, you could give The Different Company's Aurore Nomade a try. It has "Banana Flower" listed, but...
  12. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

    by Gamma
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    +1, same with me.
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    Re: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?

    Not exactly sure what you consider to be inexpensive, but I recommend Coeur de Vetiver Sacre by L’Artisan Parfumeur ($100/50ml bottle). It is sweet, light and refreshing- sort of a mix of fresh...
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    MFK Oud Silk Mood
    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    MFK Lumiere Noire PH
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Amouage Lyric Man

    In roughly that order.
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    Re: What happened to the "transparency" fans ?

    I like transparent scents just as much as opaque dense scents. Depends on the day, weather, situation etc. Sometimes transparent also equals a lack of longetivity though, for example Vetiver Tonka...
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    Re: The ultimate incense war

    +1 on JXXV.

    I really like Incense Oud but unfortunately the longetivity I get from it is maybe 2-3 hours.. really disappointed because it's the only By Kilian that I've ever had longetivity...
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Puredistance M, Amouage Tribute Attar or perhaps Amouage Opus VI.
  18. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    I think Amouage and MFK have the best bottles, good thick glass and nice overall look. I do have some issues with my JXXV sprayer though, it shoots out a stream usually if not used for a couple days,...
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I've had a chance to sample all three now. I am really impressed. All three of them are outstanding fragrances and I would fully recommend full bottle purchases. The price is the only thing holding...
  20. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    I have to add The Different Company Oud Shamash to my list. Recently sampled it and it is amazing.. I think it may be the pinnacle of spicy wood scents that I have tried, in terms of really balancing...
  21. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    Clive Christian X, Chanel Egoiste, Frapin Caravelle Epicee
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I received my samples from Luckyscent today and have Velvet Mood on tonight. So far I really like this a lot. I can see some similarity to pure oud, but I think this is better. It's hard to describe,...
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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    No I have never felt guilty. I think it is because I hold a strict budget every month for my expenses, and allot myself a certain amount for personal use, I can spend it however I like (my wife gets...
  24. Re: I'm sampling a lot, and VERY few catch my eye. What's going on?

    I think you are right on track with your sampling. I only love 5-10% of fragrances that I sample too.. there are alot out there that are just alright, or pretty good but not great. Its worth all the...
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    I have been using Orange Sanguine recently and find it is quite relaxing. Otherwise, I use an aroma diffuser with either lavender essential oil or frankincense. I think the frankincense in particular...
  26. Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Probably my favourite aquatic. Highly recommended.
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    Re: Chanel Edition Blanche

    I own it and like it a lot. A great take on lemons. I get quite decent longetivity with it, probably 7-8 hours until it becomes a skin scent. The only thing is that it does smell slightly synthetic...
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Not oud, but Le Labo's Santal 33 has quite a pronounced dill top note that gradually recedes as it dries down, and blends quite nicely into a woody Australian sandalwood. I find the drydown has some...
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    Re: Something weird in Voyage d'Hermès

    I get a linseed oil note in it, which is used for oil painting, and storing brushes in, its very unusual and a little off putting. Your reaction may be from the synthetic jasmine, I'm not sure but it...
  30. Re: Suggested alternatives to Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

    Agree with the above, another good take on neroli.
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    Re: Which 1 to Pick from Santa Maria Novella?

    The patchouli soap smells amazing (better than the patchouli perfume to me), I would highly recommend it. I really like Santa Maria Novella EDC but if you're allergic to orange blossom I guess...
  32. Re: Grail Samples on the way...Invasion Barbare and Pure Distance M

    They are both worth sampling for sure. IB is very nice, though it's a little too light for my personal taste. M on the other hand has a nice richness to it, though the specific scent profile doesn't...
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    Too difficult to pick one, but these are my favourites:

    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien
    The Different Company Limon de Cordoza
    Atelier Orange Sanguine
    Hermes Concentre de Pamplemousse Rose
    Hermes...
  34. Re: Orange Sanguine - is Orange the only note you smell?

    Mainly fresh orange, but the orange does slowly fade into an ambery orange which is a hint synthetic. It's worth it though for that opening. As others have said, there are some very light florals and...
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    Re: What to buy in NYC?

    Bergdorf Goodman carries Maison Francis Kurkdjian which so far I have not found for sale in Canada (Toronto at least). I would personally buy one of his- Amyris Homme, Absolue Pour le Soir, Aqua...
  36. Thread: musc ravaguer

    by Gamma
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    Re: musc ravaguer

    I love it. The opening to me doesn't smell animalic at all, but it does have a raw natural kind of unique smell. To me it's the same smell as cutting open a bourbon soaked vanilla bean and scraping...
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    Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Would Lui be a fairly safe blind buy for someone who likes boozy frags like Straight to Heaven and Caravelle Epicee?
  38. Re: 2012 Blind Sampling Madness Tournament: Bracket Round!

    It's been a while since I tried Gaiac, but I'm going to try it again, maybe tomorrow's SOTD. I don't remember smelling any gingerbread cookie but that sounds very appealing. I just remember the light...
  39. Re: 2012 Blind Sampling Madness Tournament: Bracket Round!

    I have finally made it through the decants and samples that Buysblind generously sent over! Here are my notes on the ones I received:

    Strange Invisible Perfumes Atlantic (the tournament winner)...
  40. Re: Recommendations for well crafted rich orientals, a boosy note won't hurt too

    My personal favourite, Straight to Heaven by Kilian. Also Frapin Caravelle Epicee for a great boozy oriental.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Yeah I agree, I have not yet found anything worth purchasing there. The creed pricing is acceptable, but I think it's still a little cheaper ordering from Fragrancenet or similar sites.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Found a bunch of Creeds at my local Winners (Toronto Sheppard & Yonge if anyone is near), including Aventus, GIT, Millesime Imperial and some others.

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  43. Re: I received my first bottle of Amouage... what a beauty!!!

    Excellent choice! I agree that the bottle and packaging are quite nice, the bottle has a nice weight to it.
  44. Re: Best orange (smell, not the colour) scent for men?

    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine for fresh squeezed orange juice.
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    Re: Suggestion request : woody-spicy fragrance

    I would suggest Amouage Honour Man. The notes are Pink Pepper, Black Pepper, Geranium, Elemi, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Tonka Beans, Musk. The dominating scent though is of...
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    I like the first 15 minutes of Santal Noble but then it disappears and I smell practically nothing. Santal 33 is supposed to contain Australian Sandalwood and it is very good, one of my favourite...
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    It's very good. I find it's similar to GIT, but with less violet leaves and more fresh grass.
  48. Re: Calling All By Kilian Fans (And Haters): A 100% By Kilian Thread

    Straight to Heaven is one of my favourite fragrances, loved it immediately and I think it's one of the best overall fragrances around. The longetivity is amazing (lasts all day) with just the right...
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    Re: Soft but powerful

    By Kilian Back to Black is a soft powdered honey and tobacco which is quite strong and long lasting. Les Nez l'Antimatiere is soft grey musc which is subtle but always present and lasts all day,...
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme. Inoffensive but with enough complexity to make it interesting, moderate projection, and just overall great smell. Goes well dressed up or casual, summer or...
  51. Re: i want to purchase an expensive fragrance... Black Afgano or Jubilation XXV?

    Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Hermes Vetiver Tonka Very nice take on vetiver, considering a full bottle purchase
    Frederic Malle En Passant Such a photorealistic lilac, one of the most beautiful florals I've smelled recently....
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    Re: Gourmand - alcoholic beverages

    Straight to Heaven is amazing, very nice boozy fragrance and one of my personal favourites. I also like Frapin Caravelle Epicee a lot, it is a little sweeter, a little more intense, but also shorter...
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    Re: Reflection Man...worth it?

    If you like it a lot, which you seem to, I would say it's worth it. It's not an outrageous price. Though I personally wouldn't buy a bottle, it's good but not a must-own for me.
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    Re: Help us Pick a Logo

    I think 25 is the strongest logo so far. I agree with Xqizit, the imagery in 43 doesn't relate to the site in any way, and 36 (and I would add 38) look like less professional logos. Those little...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin thoughts

    I don't have a problem wearing it, but I can see why it could be perceived as slightly feminine.. and it does have that classic perfumy feel. I like it but I don't like the genre enough to own a...
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    Re: Inexpensive pure orange scents?

    Atelier Orange Sanguine is my favourite pure orange.
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    Re: L'Antichambre - Belgian Fragrances, Anyone?

    bitter orange, hot pepper, carnation, nutmeg, black tea, geranium, birch, atlas cedar, vetiver, pine resin, leather, styrax resin, smoked tobacco

    This does sound amazing. Has anyone tried any of...
  59. Re: Le Labo sample haul - are any of these bottle worthy?

    Rose 31, Santal 33 and Oud 27 are very good fragrances and possibly bottle worthy. I'm still debating full bottle purchases on them. I enjoy Iris 39 very much as well but sometimes I feel it is a...
  60. Re: NEW from Frédéric Malle, "Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle"

    The description sounds amazing.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I find them very different; Wonderwood being a very thin generic wood, while Memoir Man being a rich herbal incense with supporting amber.
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    Poll: Re: What's your favorite(s) fragrances by Killian?

    Straight to Heaven is my favourite, followed by Back to Black, Cruel Intentions and Incense Oud.
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    Re: LDDM, Jub XXV, Musc Ravageur

    JXXV and MR are among the best fragrances available. LDDM is also good, though I personally have some balance issues with it. I wouldn't consider any of them truly versatile though, so it depends on...
  64. Thread: by Kilian...

    by Gamma
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    Re: by Kilian...

    I get a similar sort of woody drydown from Le Labo Santal 33. Though, the top notes are completely different, it's got a herbal dill kind of top. If you love Cruel Intentions you'll probably be hard...
  65. Thread: Amouage Ciel

    by Gamma
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    Re: Amouage Ciel

    I agree with cacio. It's not bad, but not really anything special either.
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    Re: Perfume with rose...

    I think Lumier Noir is a good choice for a slightly dark masculine rose. It is more musky and little less spicy than Rose 31, but both are very good fragrances.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I think...
  67. Thread: My top three

    by Gamma
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    Re: My top three

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    By Kilian Straight to Heaven
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
  68. Re: Recommend one fragrance from Amouage for Spring/Summer?

    I find most of them are good year round, so I would recommend my favourite Jubilation XXV. If you want something a little lighter and fresher, Lyric Man is a great rose based option.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - Le Takedown

    Perhaps your olfactory bulb has been damaged. I can't see any other reason for disliking this fragrance to the point of causing hallucinations and insulting others.
  70. Re: 5 By Kilian samples, my initial thoughts (blind testing)

    Straight to Heaven is one of my overall favourite scents. It's a perfect balance of rum, spices, and some supporting notes that are seamlessly integrated. It also has a kind of damp, musty appeal to...
  71. Re: Histoires de Parfums Petroleum: Has Anyone Tried It?

    To my nose it smells like the depths of a mineral excavation site. Very unique in terms of being a personal fragrance, but unfortunately it is not something that I find wearable. Similar to me as CdG...
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    Re: molecule 01 is like a dog whistle

    I can smell it quite clearly, a fairly pleasant cedar. It does lack some interest though, I prefer it in a supporting role.
  73. Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love
    All citrus
    Boozy notes
    Mildew/Musty notes

    Hate
    Tomato Leaf
    Cherry
    Tar
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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    I never really thought of MI as an aquatic, but I can kind of see why it might be considered one with the watery melon and salt. It would be my number one choice. Sel Marin is an amazing Oceanic...
  75. Re: L'artisan parfumeur, what would you guys recommend?

    I think Mechant Loup is one of my favourites from L'Artisan. Nice spices but also light and fresh. "Bertrand Duchaufour’s abstract portrait of the hazelnut tree." Timbuktu is also quite nice.
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    Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    I've only tried Musc Ravageur on paper, but it was amazing. Almost bought it after that but decided I need to sample on skin, so I'm awaiting a sample now.

    Portrait of a Lady is quite simply...
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    Re: Majda Bekkali Fragrances

    Double post.
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    Re: Majda Bekkali Fragrances

    Could you describe your impression with these fragrances further? Anyone else try them yet?

    Fusion Sacree Lui sounds incredible from its notes:

    Rum, citron, celery, sweet orange, neroli,...
  79. Re: I love stanky fragrance, can you help sugest a few for me to sample

    Jicky Parfum, Al Ouhd, Absolu Pour le Soir, Leather Oud .. all worth checking out.
  80. Thread: Orange Sanguine

    by Gamma
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    Re: Orange Sanguine

    Yes, one of the best pure oranges you can get.
  81. Re: What's your favorite male Creed and why is it Aventus?

    Millesime Imperial
  82. Thread: CREED Aventus

    by Gamma
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    Poll: Re: CREED Aventus

    I don't particularly like the sample I have, the pineapple disappears quickly and all that is left is an average smelling smoke. I'll have to try it again at some point and hopefully get a more...
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    Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme is my favourite from what I've tried so far. It is understated but is a very addictive comforting scent, buttery smooth iris and light woods with a hint of milk...
  84. Re: Amouage - an insult if rated along with other niche / regular fragrances

    Amouage is one of my favourite houses, but I agree that they have a fair number of unsuccessful fragrances. Ciel, Silver and Dia are all unremarkable to me, and Opus VI is poor in my opinion. JXXV...
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    Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    I like it a lot, but somehow I don't feel compelled to buy a full bottle.
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    Re: 2013 releases that have you excited?

    Amouage Beloved Man has me very excited, can't wait to try it!
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    Re: Traditional Eau de Cologne

    Cologne du Parfumeur is a nice scent overall. Very refined, well balanced, smooth, with a modern appeal. Though, it doesn't stand out to me, it lacks that sparkling top- a refreshing quality that I...
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    Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Vanilla is not my favourite note but I do enjoy Mona di Orio Vanille very much. It's semi-sweet which is nice, and the supporting notes help balance it perfectly.
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    Re: New from Atelier Cologne - Mistral Patchouli

    I didn't know 100ml bottles existed, and I've never heard of this site.. but they have a lot of selection and shipping to Canada seems cheap, thanks for posting this! Now I'm glad I held off on...
  90. Re: 2012 Blind Sampling Madness Tournament: Bracket Round!

    That was pretty close in the end! I'm really curious to smell Atlantic and Gaiac, both sound great. Thank again Buysblind for setting this up.
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    Re: New from Atelier Cologne - Mistral Patchouli

    The note profile sounds great to me, I have a sample on the way. I'll post my thoughts once I try it out.
  92. Re: 2012 Blind Sampling Madness Tournament: Bracket Round!

    It was fun to participate in it, thanks for running the tournament Buysblind! I'm curious to see how the points added up for everyone.
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    Re: So...Bois Farine?

    The note list sounded great to me, but unfortunately all I get is powdered nuts (mostly almond). It is unique but not to my personal taste. I really wish I could pick up the dough note that others...
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    Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    By Kilian Straight to Heaven
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Guerlain Jicky Parfum
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    Re: Creed Himalaya (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    I like and own it. The drydown is my favourite part, when the ambergris starts shining through. I find it is adequately strong with no longetivity problems, one spray lasts me about 6-8 hours. It...
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    Re: Memoir Man (a personal quarrel)

    It's a great scent and a great price, I recommend you go for it.
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    Re: Thinking Towards Spring: The Fresh Rose Search

    Lyric Man by Amouage is a nice bright clear rose. Definitely worth checking out.
  98. Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    The sample vial I have is quite average in longetivity and projection, it's curious that it seems so strong from the bottle.
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    Re: Need your help with niche samples order

    Great list and I would add by Kilian Straight to Heaven, I think it matches what you're looking for, and is one of my absolute favourite fragrances. Also Frapin Caravelle Epicee for a great spicy...
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    Re: Dzongkha, Dzing! or Timbuktu?

    Dzonghka is too vegetal on my skin, not a fan. Timbuktu on the other hand is great, but for some reason longetivity and projection for these two are very poor for me. I think though I would go for...
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