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    Re: Similar to Miss Dior

    I would think Y from Yves Saint Laurent and No. 19 from Chanel would be good alternatives to Miss Dior.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    I noticed this too, was not expecting it.

    As a side note to someone earlier in the thread: I found Cologne Noire to be close to 1828 from Histoires de Parfums. If you liked Cologne Noire but...
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    Re: Your Favourite ISO E Super Scents

    Iso E Super is hit and miss for me. JCE seems to use it better than Duchaufour does, and whoever blends for Ormonde Jayne uses it beautifully. Mark Buxton also seems quite fond of it. Favourites:
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    Re: Why do many people avoid niche?

    Haha, this is pretty funny.
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    Re: Why do many people avoid niche?

    Let me introduce you to yourself.
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    Re: Osmanthus - a revelation

    Osmanthe Yunnan deserves all the high praise it receives. Do seek it out.
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    Re: Ambrox by Le Labo

    some outlets do 15ml bottles
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    Re: Ambrox by Le Labo

    who's the perfumer?
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    Re: Cedar-Vetiver and Narrow Interests

    Sycomore needs to be applied liberally otherwise it is very wispy and lasts for about an hour. Crunchy, smoky green vetiver given a bit of vegetal boost by some iris, and a dry incense note that is...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    I went for Sel de Vetiver, very pleased. it was on special so I'm going to grab a mini Osmanthe Yunnan with the money I saved. :)
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    Re: Question Regarding Hermessence Line

    Do they have the same leather caps on the mini bottles?
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie

    There's no EDP, just the EDT in the Les Exclusifs bottle, and a smaller, slightly cheaper parfum. It's less leathery than you'd expect, especially the EDT, with big aldehyde and iris notes alongside...
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    Re: What perfume would a mistress wear?

    Madame Bovary? Love in White. haha
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    Re: Why Are Perfumes Being Reformulated?

    ROFL. Throw in a list of adverbs and you are my #1 candidate for turning James Joyce into picture books for kids. Leo & Steve: The Teen Years.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Ah thankyou. Beautycounter has Eau d'Orange Verte and Jardin ser le Nil among others, I might get them come payday. I see quite a few on ebay too. This is great! One last question (I am sorry to be...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Loving vetiver city here. Quick questions: is Vetiver pour Elle a splash or a spray bottle? Looks like a splash bottle, but I've never owned one of the Parisiennes (or whatever they're called) and...
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    Re: What perfume would a mistress wear?

    Certainly it'd be 1876 (Mata Hari) from Histoires de Parfums.
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    Re: Condolences and Eulogies of Chanel No.19

    Haha oh dear.
  19. Re: Luca Turin and Tauer L`Air du desert Marocain.

    I love L'air but find it to be a bit of a brute force to be reckoned with.

    My future wedding scent seems to be a battle between Amouage Homage and Chanel Cuir de Russie. I can never decide.
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    Re: What does iris actually smell like?

    Yeah, no.

    The scent comes from the roots after being dried for years.
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    Re: If You Were Royalty......

    Jacques Polge for spring
    Jean-Claude Ellena for summer
    Bertrand Duchaufour for autumn
    Annick Menardo for winter
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    Re: Fragrances WithOUT Musk (or little to none)

    Generally I've found vetiver dominant perfumes are musk free or almost musk free. My three favourites anyway: Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vetiver pour Elle, Sycomore.
  23. Re: Chandler Burr reviews all 3 mens Clive Christian Scents... and loves them!

    While I also like to wear non-alpha male masculines, I agree with you. Chandler Burr is only a name we know because you can count the number of paid perfume reviewers on one hand. Don't take him as...
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    3 perfumes from new Alexa Lixfeld

    I did a quick search but didn't find any results. I got an email from luckyscent announcing three new perfumes German designer/artist Alexa Lixfeld (I think they've been over at first in fragrance...
  25. Re: Which fragrances would you use in these situations...

    This is a pretty fun thread :)


    (2)sat by the sea watching a beautiful sun set
    Chanel Sycomore

    (3)sat in front of the fireplace on a cold wintry night reading a good book (possibly Lord Of...
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    Re: The return of corsets for men?!

    I see these are for men who need to keep their bangers in check.
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    Re: LF female perfume recommendation.

    I'd say your first stop would be Feminite du Bois from Serge Lutens.
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    Re: Vetiver Pour Elle by Guerlain

    Oh for sure gupts, really lovely. I'm not that fussed about price. If something is awesome and expensive I'll just save for it.

    And thanks Dr Rudi, I'll have a look next time I'm shopping in...
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    Re: Vetiver Pour Elle by Guerlain

    Thanks so much! I can't order through the site, but the FAQ says that if I give them a call international delivery can be organised. I'm tempted to order both this and the Van Cleef & Arpels Bois...
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    Re: Reformulation Thought for Today.

    Yeah I'm sick of people whinging about reformulations. Anyone else?
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    Re: Vetiver Pour Elle by Guerlain

    I just had a sample of this arrive... wonderful, love it. Any idea where I'd buy this online?
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    Man get off your high horse. Not everyone is as reputation-fearing as yourself.

    And to add to the thread, I'll +1 Chergui. Serge for peasants.
  33. Re: any fragrances that are heavy in passion fruit or guava?

    Mon Parfum from M. Micallef has a big passionfruit note in it.
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    Re: Cumin prominent scents

    Hi guys sorry for bumping an old thread, but I pulled out my almost gone sample of Aedes des Venustas edp from L'Artisan and was so keen on its big cumin note that I came searching for more. So if...
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    I guess for me overrated means that my high expectations were severely let down, and to take that cake would be No. 88. As it wore it became worse and worse, a sticky powder nightmare with next to...
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    Re: Scent of the Year

    Diptyque L'eau de Tarocco for me. Nasomatto Black Afgano, Juliette Has a Gun Midnight Oud, Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d'Iris runners up.
  37. Thread: Jicky

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    Re: Jicky

    Shopping for anything that isn't Australian pretty much sucks in Australia. The only place I like for perfume is Mecca Cosmetica, check their website to see if there's a store near you.

    And for...
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    Re: Fragrance Equivalent of IcyHot?

    I get that hot/cold thing from distinctive fougeres that have dry smoky myrrh in them. Epic Man is my first thought, followed by French Lover.

    In Aus we have DeepHeat and Dencorub for that does...
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    Re: Vetiver and Incense

    Le Labo Vetiver 46 came to mind when I read the title. It's not particularly fascinating, but it's still quite nice.
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    Re: Which No. Chanel For Men?

    I wear Bel Respiro, 28 La Pausa and No. 19 (in vintage parfum and current EDT) of the feminine Chanels. They're definitely quite feminine, but with a light hand they smell great on anyone. Wearing...
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    Re: Time for brown paper bag perfume reviews?

    Wow, what a painful guy that Pendock is. All I got from him was "we wine folks do it proper, perfume writers, get in line." He's so uneducated it hurts. And he calls Sanchez "cringe worthy." No...
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    Re: Beginners Iris

    I'd say if you want to really isolate what iris smells like, without finding a sample of the various incantations of the pure material, I'd say go to your nearest Chanel boutique. 28 La Pausa is...
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    Re: Le Labo Pure Parfums?

    Merlino according to Le Labo's website they do offer bespoke fragrance, although I have never read of anyone who has had one made. But I don't buy the ebay guy either, makes no sense to commission or...
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    Re: Le Labo Pure Parfums?

    I think of parfum as 20%+ and the only parfum in the regular Le Labo lineup is Bergamote 22, which is at just over 20%. I had a look at the exact percentages of each perfume at the Le Labo launch in...
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    Re: Holiday wish list?

    Haha good to hear you came around. :) I'm waiting till someone I know goes to the US before I buy Sycomore (and No. 18, Eau de Cologne haha... and the rest), $200 vs $330 is worth the wait.

    My...
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    Re: What have they done to No. 19???

    Does the one you bought look like this http://www.izzysbeautyshoppe.com/chanel_n19_mini.html ?
  47. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    Ah I did not realise that, thanks for letting me know.
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    Re: Modern EDC's ? classic-EDC reformulations ?

    One recent edc that I've been head over heels for is Diptyque's L'eau de Tarocco. It has the classic cologne structure, top is grapefruit/blood orange, with cinnamon, incense and rose in the middle,...
  49. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    I would like to add that considering fragrancenet is a basenotes sponsor it seems all the more legitimate to post a thread like this. It reflects poorly on basenotes if their business partners are...
  50. Re: New Clive Christian Scent 2010: He Says Controversial Ingredients in this scent

    Can you please kindly tell me how you did those two little dots on the top of your u?
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    Re: Profumum Roma.

    I really wanted to like Profumum, I'd read some positive things (despite LT's negs) and was keen to find a new line to explore. But the first two I hated, just hated. Thundra was old shoes in the...
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    +1 to the many French Lover suggestions.

    I'd add Chanel Sycomore- smoky, grassy vetiver and more.

    And if you get over your aversion to powder Chanel No. 19.
  53. Re: Making pseudo-vintage perfume from available reformulations?

    When perfumes are reformulated they (perfumers) don't just remove parts of it in order to fit with the regulations. They shuffle all the ingredients around, remove the necessary ones and add others...
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    Re: Perfumes: the A-Z guide

    I was wondering if anyone could help me out with an annoying question of mine? I just picked up the new edition (from a british press) and wanted to know whether there are any brand new reviews in it...
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    Re: Guerlain-like scents?

    Amouage Jubilation 25 reminds me a lot of Mitsouke, which could be a chypre thing or a Guerlain thing.
  56. Re: Still looking for a decidedly masculine fragrance

    The most definitively masculine fragrance I've tried in the last few weeks would be Czech & Speak Cuba. If you like the idea of Burberry London but wish it had more balls, give Cuba a go.
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    Re: Hermessence collection available online

    Haha... phew. Thanks for that.
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    Re: Hermessence collection available online

    Where did Osmanthe Yunnan go? It's in the picture with the swirling bottles, but it's not selectable in the menu on the left.
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    Re: Costes 2 by Hotel Costes

    Ooh, notes sound lovely, and Giacobetti is fantastic. I'm hoping the rose and gaiac are especially prominent.

    I wanted to like the first Costes, but my arch nemesis clove ruined it for me.
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    Re: Alternative Online E-Shops

    The only one I have bookmarked that's not on your list is Les Senteurs http://shop.lessenteurs.com/
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    Re: Prominent Powdery Iris Frags

    Try Iris Bleu Gris from MPG. It's powdery, not particularly green, might fit your bill. When testing it do note that it changes dramatically after the first half an hour or so into a lovely, powdery,...
  62. Re: What is the ultimate formal scent? Or Note...

    Before summer started its daily assault I'd use Chanel Cuir de Russie (current EDT) for my most formal occasions. Now I use Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    Whilst I'm very picky with leather it's...
  63. Re: Looking for a nice Chypre/Spicy/Vetiver Cologne

    The current formulation of Chanel's No. 19 fits your description pretty well. Don't be too put off by it being a perfume for women, there's lots of guys here who really love No. 19 (myself...
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    Re: Sample Of The Day - December '09

    Glad to hear you found Iris Silver Mist so interesting! As for when to wear it, it seems to work best for me when the weather is quite warm. It is pretty heavy though, so for days when it's too humid...
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    Re: i need the womens help please!!!! chanel

    Use www.toolhaus.org to check the seller's feedback properly.
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    Re: Looking for a WOODY Iris

    Woody iris I'd recommend the new Bois d'Iris from Van Cleef & Arpels. Definitely try Dzonghka too, for me it's more of a "stony" iris but there's definitely some woods hiding beneath the incense.
    ...
  67. Thread: birch tar

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    Re: birch tar

    Definitely Le Labo Patchouli 24. Also the new Nasomatto Black Afgano has a big birch tar note.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    Ahh Asha I found Bois d'Iris far less sharp and sticky than Dior Homme. Shame it gave you a headache though.

    And JamieB tell me your thoughts on Lys Carmin, I had a hard time appreciating it....
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    Re: Are you Over Bond 9 Scents?

    More info/source?
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    Haha this thread will not be popular.
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    Re: Are you Over Bond 9 Scents?

    If you wanted a spicy masculine she should have had you try Andy Warhol Silver Factory, spice, incense, iris/violets, etc. The new Harrods Oud is supposed to be awesome, and would have fit your spice...
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    Re: Add a fragrance to my wardrobe, please

    Chanel Sycomore. You like vetiver (Vetiver Extraordinaire), you like green (French Lover) and you like smoky (CDG2Man). It's also got a big dose of iris, which is sort of floral... underground...
  73. Re: Something light, ethereal, fresh & sheer like a veil.

    I will do. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Suggestions for great feminine colognes

    Ahh... foody doesn't sound good to me. We're not really gourmand types (with a notable exception in Chinatown actually).

    Do you like any of Attar Profumo's other ones Asha? They've got a cool...
  75. Re: Something light, ethereal, fresh & sheer like a veil.

    Damn I haven't tried any of the Six Scent series, need to give them a go! Rogalal went through the new ones in his sampling thread, sounded really interesting.

    For me I choose Chanel Bel Respiro...
  76. Re: would i like prada infusion d'homme if i loved dior homme cologne?

    I also think Heeley's Iris de Nuit takes a similar, clean soapy iris to a level way beyond Infusion d'Homme. I'll try the t Maison Francis Kurkdjian one, sounds good.
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    Re: Suggestions for great feminine colognes

    Haha, that's the first negative thing I've read about TDC's Bergamot. I'll try it with that in mind. She's tried and already likes the Le Labo Bergamote (as did I) especially since its citrus is so...
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    Poll: Re: Time to review your favorite house :) - POLL

    Hey there I don't know of anywhere in Sydney that sells Amouage. I've tried them through the samples from luckyscent.com

    And I would have chosen Chanel. I get why you didn't include Chanel and...
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    Re: sensitive soul/ perfume choice

    On account of this thread I went and dug my Apres l'Ondee sample up. This is beautiful. I find the old Guerlain's a bit too much sometimes, but this is just great.

    Glad to hear your friend...
  80. Re: If you had to pick 1 cologne for a high school boy (15), which would you choose?

    Chanel no. 5. Breaking down gender boundaries one grade at a time.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    I just finished going through all six of them, and was pretty impressed. Bois d'Iris would be my favourite, and is definitely the most interesting of the lot. When the cooler weather rolls around...
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    Re: New NY selective brand - cedarwood flacons

    Wow, totally gorgeous bottle. Perfume sounds a bit nothing. I wish I could just buy the bottle. I'd go and buy the Chene bell jar and decant it into this.
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    Re: Any good tips based on my favourites?

    Soapy, fresh, masculine. Have a look for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. If you like it you may want to explore more vetiver-based fragrances, like Frederic Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire and Chanel Sycomore....
  84. Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    I like to wear lots of women's perfume out and about, most often they're from Chanel. 28 La Pausa, Bel Respiro and No. 19 from my wardrobe, and Cuir de Russie, 31 rue Cambon, Sycomore and Eau de...
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    Re: L'Artisan Al Oud

    I am hearing that there's a lot of cumin, that the drydown reminds people of Muscs Koublai Khan, and that it's lighter than most other ouds out there. On all three counts I am damn keen to try this....
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    Re: Post your top 5 Summer Fragances

    I've been switching between these four for the past few weeks, totally loving them

    Chanel 28 La Pausa
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Diptyque L'eau de Tarocco
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    Re: Suggestions for great feminine colognes

    Thanks for the suggestions! I might order a sample of all the ones mentioned that aren't sold nearby. :)
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    Re: YouTube Cologne Reviewer

    Haha I didn't think anyone used the word metrosexual anymore.
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    Suggestions for great feminine colognes

    Hi everyone!

    My girlfriend would like a new cologne for the summer, so I'm keen to hear of which colognes (as in citrus/musk) you all love in the hot hot heat. She currently wears Diptyque L'eau...
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    Re: Chanel No 19 reformulated

    I got my vintage No. 19 from ebay too. Was expensive, but well worth it.

    I'm pretty sure sofresh had a thread lamenting the reformulation of No. 19 not too long ago. It's a shame. :(
  91. Thread: British Gift

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    Re: British Gift

    Who bought them out?
  92. Thread: British Gift

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    Re: British Gift

    The new Amaranthine from Penhaligon's would be lovely. Creamy chai tea white floral type, really nice.

    The new Grossmith perfumes look great, the bottles look amazing and I read a neat little...
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    Re: Le Male too much for a teenager?

    Haha sure, make an original statement with Le Male.
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    Re: Chanel Colognes

    You guys are missing all the good ones... Cuir de Russie and Sycomore especially.
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    Earthy, woody, natural... I think something from Soivohle/Liz Zorn. The presentation of their samples is lovely. Would make for a great present. http://www.soivohle.com
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    Re: Czech & Speakes Sample Pack My Thoughts

    Cuba - wow, tobacco is not really my thing, but this was intense. From the dirty mint to rummy cigars and sweat, this is is my moustache's perfect companion.
    Neroli - fresh and simple, a clean...
  97. Re: The Time is Running Out Thread (AKA The Limited Editions Thread)

    I liked it at the start, a kind of dry citrus before a smooth, seamless wander through "amber" that gradually becomes very sweet and milky. I need to go and dry it again on a cold day, as it heated...
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    Re: Czech & Speakes Sample Pack My Thoughts

    I recently received my sample pack too. Nice little rundown you've given us. No. 88 was a huge letdown, Dark Rose was much nicer (but not quite as nice as my recent rose/oud favourite Midnight Oud)....
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    Re: Fireplace smoke?

    The actual notes don't really give you a smoky impression, but the new Etat Libre d'Orange Fat Electrician created a lovely, crisp green outdoor smoke vibe for me. There's more to it, but for me, it...
  100. Re: The Time is Running Out Thread (AKA The Limited Editions Thread)

    They've got it, I tried it there about 2 weeks ago.
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