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  1. Re: I have £100 to buy a fragrance today - what should I get?

    Well then, what DID you get?
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance damaged or noseblind?

    Wait a sec. It used to last all day on your wrists? Don’t you wash your hands after toilet visits?
  3. Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    The notes were exactly what piqued my interest. I appreciate such an honest feedback. Thank you.
  4. Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    Thanks, drseid as I was curious about No.8 and No.59, particularly wrt the role frankincense plays in the latter’s composition. I was hoping for a more prominent presence but it seems from your...
  5. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Not surprised about the sell out, really. Not sure why the focus is disproportionately centered around Millenials when the spending power is still with the earlier generation, even in 5-10 years.
  6. Re: Tyson Fury's favorite frag (no text spoiler)

    About the TKO... Let’s just say a lot of money changed hands that night. And there’s a lot more to be made, hence the plans for more fights. All is fair in love and war...and sports entertainment....
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    When one doesn’t have the conviction to hold a particular opinion, quoting something similar from a well known personality becomes a ‘useful’ crutch or a form of validation. IMO it has nothing to do...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Looking forward to Siberian Musk II attar. :smiley: Haven’t quite processed the idea of Ottoman Empire II attar yet...
  9. Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    Thanks for the shared impressions, everyone. I’m contemplating on a BN-guided blindbuy... Has anyone put their sniffer on ‘Mushin’ Japanese Incense or Herbs & Spices Cologne?



    ROFL! :lolk:
  10. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks for the ‘reports’ guys. Now I’m even more intrigued about Vetiver Nocturne Absolute. Just how prominent is the sandalwood element?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Siberian Musk attar? Yes, please. Inverno Russo? I’m in!

    I have to admit Baikal Gris attar intrigues me; it might even start smelling like Bonheur. I share wood&leather’s view on the possibility...
  12. Re: controversial question about not wearing scents in order to appreciate them more

    Thanks for this thread. I remember wearing MDCI Invasion Barbare on my wedding day because it is tenacious scent with a strong presence. Unfortunately because of that (probably), I could barely smell...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Yup. I noticed that sweet-but-not-syrupy facet too. Kinda reminds me of the original John Varvatos.
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    Re: Looking for a new niche fresh fragrance.

    Good suggestions, guys! I kinda feel sorry for the OP; his head must be spinning right now lol.

    Adding to the growing list:

    masculin Pluriel by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
  15. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Areej Le Doré War & Peace on my left arm, War & Peace II on my right. Yup. The missus was out of town. :wink:
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    Re: Floris 1962 Vs New York Intense

    I concur.
  17. Re: Getting compliments from Teens, Young Adults, on the Classics

    Not a college professor here but I do take students from time to time in my line of work, mostly young females aged 18-21 years. While I do receive my share of compliments they never relate to the...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Can’t say I disagree with Turin though I enjoy a few Xerjoffs myself. But I’m probably one of the few who feel there’s nothing natural about long lasting citrus notes.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    The word you’re looking for is ‘authentic’. Lol.
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    Re: Floris 1962 Vs New York Intense

    1962 has a bracingly aromatic green aspect that I find appealing.
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    Re: Mangled: names of your favorites

    Armani Old Poor Home

    Caron Yet Again

    Amouage Bitch Hurt

    Amouage Old Man

    Serge Lutens La Merde
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    Re: Floris 1962 Vs New York Intense

    Typical of BNers, I own both but between the two, I find Floris 1962 the more attractive.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hmm I can’t say I’m bowled over with the news. I already have Walimah attar which is fantastic but I’m not convinced Baikal Gris would do better as an attar. The remaining duo might fare better as in...
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    Re: Serge lutens performance issues?

    That doesn’t sound right. Serge Lutens Five O’Clock Au Gingembre is one of my strongest performers both on the sillage and longevity fronts. Unless recent ones suffer from the dreaded ‘R’...
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    Re: I need serious recommendations!

    We heard very good things about Liz Clairborne Curve for Men in drawing compliments. You might want to seek that one out ‘cuz with your sparkling personality you need all the help you can get. There...
  26. Re: Is Byredo Bal D’Afrique a masterpiece?

    Hell, no. It smells nice but it brings nothing new to the genre and doing what’s already been done (and done better) by other outfits.

    But I’m glad you enjoy it. Have yet to find a Byredo that is...
  27. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I forgot I already have YVRA 1965 & 1958. But yes, I’d like to get vintage Yohji (not Homme though). :smiley:
  28. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Full alphabet table represented in my wardrobe. :smiley:
  29. Re: What fragrances do YOU find backup bottle worthy?

    I own back ups of:

    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vintage)
    Ralph Lauren Polo (vintage)
    Loewe Esencia (vintage)
    Odori Cuoio (discontinued)
    Guerlain Mitsouko (vintage extrait)
    Domenico Caraceni 1913...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Enough with the shit-stirring. Let’s move on & keep the conversation on the fragrance, shall we?
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    Re: I need serious recommendations!

    Fragrance wearing isn’t a ‘game’, kid. It’s serious.


    :wink:
  32. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    That’s the way to go! Enough with all this ‘casual workwear’ trends. IMO it only encourages sloppiness...
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    Re: Smells and Scents of Vietnam

    You write well and take your readers along. Are you a travel writer by profession? Keep it coming! Where might be your next destination?
  34. Thread: Anonim

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    Re: Anonim

    Hmm. I’m curious to see how these compositions stack up to fragrances with genuine ambergris (grey /white).
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    I too find Lutens Cuir Mauresque to be a smoky-spicy leather although the leathery aspect doesn’t last quite as long as I’d hoped. I kinda regret it now but that was the reason I didn’t buy a bottle...
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    Re: Notes that you cannot tolerate

    Screechy fake woods.
  37. Re: Land mine detection - Identify the worst fragrances in otherwise great lineups

    Gotta agree with Frederic Malle Monsieur. Utterly dull & uninspired.



    Never said it wasn’t lol. I loved my sample and thought it was one of the more interesting ones in the line up, so I went...
  38. Re: FBW? Strong objections or recs? Molinard Cuir, Habanita, Eau Delle, YSL Sleek Suede

    It might have been a classic but Habanita and I don’t get along. It hasn’t aged all that well IMHO. I find the Diptyque more enjoyable.
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    Re: FRASSAÏ price hike coming March 2

    Thanks for the warning. While I like my decant of Teisenddu this latest price hike makes it one fewer house to explore for me lol.
  40. Re: Areej Le Doré War and Peace II - It's incredible!

    Welcome to the club! Join in the conversation @ Areej Le Doré Official Discussion Thread
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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    Areej Le Doré Siberian Musk
    Areej Le Doré Russian Musk
    Areej Le Doré Inverno Russo
    Areej Le Doré War and Peace
    Areej Le Doré Antiquity
    Areej Le Doré Atlantic Ambergris
    Areej Le Doré Baikal...
  42. Re: Land mine detection - Identify the worst fragrances in otherwise great lineups

    Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze series is top notch but Peruvian Ambrette proves to be a tough wear for me. It smells too dirty most of the time.
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    Re: Storage vs. humidity

    By knocking on the glass repeatedly and asking: “Heya! Wanna hang out?” :rolleyes:
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    Re: Here we go again: Creed batches

    Sometimes we wear a favorite fragrance far too often to detect what others still do. Let it sit. Come back to it in a month or 2.
  45. Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    Still holding back but I’m drawn to No.8: 1980s Dad’s Greenshave. :grin;
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    That’s right, show them who’s the boss. Lol. :wink:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Yes, tastefully done compared to Jeremy’s earlier MTV-style videos. You know what, he could actually monetize this ‘capability’ to other aspiring YouTubers...
  48. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    That’s the house DNA. Just enough to close a sale. Genius, don’t you think? :wink:
  49. Re: What are your thoughts on eight & bob??

    As I’d stated in older threads I’m kinda put off by the name and the whole backstory. So they’d already lost me there even before the first sniff. My loss perhaps but based on general BN feedback...
  50. Re: Good date scent, that is not known by everyone.

    Trust hednic on this one.

    I’d recommend a travel atomiser of Roja Parfum Sultanate of Oman - it’s subtle but beautiful as a date scent. Don’t have to go full bottle on this, just keep it for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Haha. I know that feeling. I’m probably one of the few who actually enjoy W&P’s powdery aspect which had been neutered in version II.
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    Re: Chergui or Jazz club

    Chergui by Serge Lutens gets my vote
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    You’ve been away from BN for too long, buddy. It’s 176 pages and counting... Watch out for the spike when ALD attars ‘drop’ next month! :smiley:
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    Re: Nice but cheap office fragrance

    Bvlgari Pour Homme
  55. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Not a bad strategy if pleasing the general public is important to you. Be sure to look up the sticky thread “Which scents get you the most female compliments?” for more contenders. Check out L’Eau...
  56. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    If I start auctioning my niche fragrances like BangkokHound, I might be able to aftord a better car lol. :wink:
  57. Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    Been on 18/6 with 23/1 every 2 weeks.
    No noticeable changes to my olfactory sensitivity but my blood pressure has improved significantly though I suspect cutting down on sugar and staying on low...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Thank you for taking the time to post this. Well articulated! Especially concerning the widespread confusion between Arabian culture and Islamic practices, even among Muslims. Often in their zeal,...
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    Poll: Re: MFK Oud Silk Mood vs. Fars

    Will probably reach for the MFK more often than Xerjoff Fars.
  60. Re: GHALIYAT TAREEQ AL HAREER by Elixir Attar

    WOW. Looks amazing. A grocery list of ingredients with the kitchen sink thrown in - all for $250 ml /ml. Does it come in 100 ml flacons or larger? :wink:
  61. Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    You’re a ‘bad’ influence, my friend. :wink: You know some of us can’t resist exploring these ‘new rabbit holes’ you uncovered.
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    Re: Looking for prominent apple notes

    Layton by Parfums de Marley
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    Re: Did I change, or did Eau de Cartier?

    Chances are good it’s been reformulated, probably to achieve economies of scale or bring it in line with its latter flankers.
  64. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Forget about ‘of all time’ since I plan on remaining alive tomorrow :smiley: I never seem to get tired of these though:

    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vtg)
    Ralph Lauren Polo ​(vtg)
    Guerlain Mitsouko...
  65. Re: Is the volume 1-spray from a sample bottle the same as 1-spray from a regular bottle?

    1:1 if tester/sample bottle is of the same size as the regular version as they typically share identical atomiser type. Ultimately it’s the size and type of atomiser that counts in addition to...
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    Re: The Power Of A Bottle

    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vintage) takes me back to 1992 and my first romance. Things didn’t work out as we both were too young then. I’m just thankful none of my past bad experiences (and I had plenty)...
  67. Re: Have you ever came back around to a fragrance after long enough that you forgot just how good it

    This.
  68. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Surely most Americans are familiar with ‘Google’ translations? :rolleyesold: Besides, when it comes to marketing the Tom Ford brand cache carries far more weight than any awkward fragrance names...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    A pleasantly sweet woody-resinous take on leather. Up close with nose to skin it is not nearly as pleasant with dry, scratchy ambery woods aromachemicals sticking out like sore thumbs. Never tried...
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    Re: You guys are missing out on Fueguia

    Someone with access to these pricey fragrances needs to start a split sampling thread like we did with the IFF collection... Sharing costs to defray the hefty initial expenditure.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Siberian Summer in attar form with genuine musk would be of interest to me.
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    Jour Ensoleille by Sonoma Scent Studio
    Bottled laughter of children frolicking in the sun. Just writing this line alone lifted my spirit.

    More recently, cracking a smile on my face was: Tom Yum...
  73. Re: Discreet question about buying from a fellow member

    While I am mindful of duping attempts, I tend to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. But that’s just how I roll.

    Other options:

    1. Use PayPal. Should things turn sideways you have an...
  74. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    You are correct. The current version is only a fascimile, an impostor. Only go vintage on this gem.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion threadynthetic

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d place it at 3.
  76. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

    See old thread on same subject:-
    Most expensive fragrance

    And based on its name it’s clearly meant for schmucks... :wink:
  77. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    Armani Eau Pour Homme
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

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    There ya go. Happy birthday in advance. :wink:
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    You gifted him a fragrance, didn’t you? :wink:
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    Anatolia by Prin Parfums. Just a random pick.
  81. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thank you @SOB111 for that 1st report on Triad. Sounds intriguing.
  82. Re: Fragrances with the highest ratings in China

    Interesting to see Guerlain classics in the mix. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Alexander McQueen Kingdom

    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vintage). The content smelled legit though. I have since acquired proper bottle versions.
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    She’s your real gift. Wear the GIT in good health and congrats on your 50th!
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    Re: Alexander McQueen Kingdom

    Stranger things have happened before. I’ve had a popular fragrance packaged in a SQUIRT bottle! But I remember the old cologne splash bottles have inner caps that have a little hole in the middle.
  86. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    LOL. Makes it a good option should you decide to go into a passive-aggressive mode with her. :wink:
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    BOGO deal today @House of Matriarch!

    Buy one, and get another bottle FREE! Only applies to full size bottle purchases only.

    Use code: INDULGE
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    Re: Alexander McQueen Kingdom

    A dirty-sexy scent. Congrats on your bottle! Only had a small ‘egg’ version though which I’ve quickly used up.

    About your atomiser, try pressing the nozzle fully, vertically straight top-down and...
  89. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    You’ve got to tell me what brand of rice you’re using!
  90. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It’s brilliant, isn’t it? High quality natural ambergris is IMO a miracle worker, the MVP that elevates the rest of the team. Green tea usually gets overwhelmed but with ambergris in support, it...
  91. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    It is indeed unusual. A Fragrantica reader mentioned ‘shoe polish’ and I think it’s the same ‘grease /gun oil’ facet that evokes scents you encounter in an armory or storage full of bridles, saddles...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    He said, she said, they said. Whatever. It’s all water under the bridge as far as I’m concerned. The proof is in the pudding; let the perfume do the talking...
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    Ah, salted green mango - one of my favourite savoury snacks. Never thought of it as a wearable fragrance before so I guess this goes into my never ending’to-sample’ list. :smiley:
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Well, let’s just say I try not to get into (subjective) arguments I cannot win. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW (2020) - Floris Vert Fougere

    I don’t find it overly smoky, if that’s your concern. It’s not something that sticks out. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW (2020) - Floris Vert Fougere

    I enjoy it even if the fougere accord IS a little skeletal. With better ingredients it could have been so much better.


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    No argument over 1962. Hands down it IS indeed the best Floris has...
  97. Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    Too many variations to chase down. Own the older Euroitalia version with silver sticker. Even so it’s not as potent as the original vintage from the late ‘90s with the slightly greenish juice.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    None that I’d care to highlight. Perceptions of ‘overrating’ says more about your personal tastes in relation to those of the mainstream /community of users. I don’t like to spend time thinking about...
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    Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    I get bacne breakouts if I use fragranced products on my body. But not perfumes though, thankfully. I believe we should learn a little more about the skin as a living organ and protective barrier....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Downhill? Based on his recent Antiquity and War and Peace, I’d say “nope”. But he IS widening ALD customer base by including more accessible fragrances (Siberian Summer, Plumeria de Orris) at less...
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