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  1. Tropic of Capricorn is a little bit scary at...

    Tropic of Capricorn is a little bit scary at first, it smells animalic indeed (but not horse shit). I hate it at first, then i let it drydown and found it beautiful on skin.
    So far, my favorite from...
  2. This was a very nice article Elly, but you got me...

    This was a very nice article Elly, but you got me curious, how do you get time to teach, nurse orchids and being a perfumer too?
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    I guess that Paul have smelled too many Montale fragrances - a lot of them has the same vanilla smell (that to my mom is Tic-Tac's aroma, and somehow she is spot on with this affirmation).
  4. Re: Anyone has experience with Perfumer's Apprentice GC?

    Paul, but do they do the analysis on small amounts? Because i have seen on a website offering the GC that they needed a good amount of the perfume to do it and i only have less than 3ml...
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    I love Vanilla - specially the pods. They have such a sensual aroma!
  6. Re: Anyone has experience with Perfumer's Apprentice GC?

    And if i don't have a GC analysis, is there any method to come close to the idea of the fragrance you want but cannot find anymore?
    I love Guerlain Apres L'Ondee Pure Parfum and i have a tiny 3ml...
  7. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    I just wished that they have kept at least Tribute and Homage. Homage is so beautiful, now i regret having purchased the 12ml instead of the 30ml one
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    Re: New Perfumer at Caron

    it was time of Richard Fraysse going away. Hope that the new perfumer does a better job with the classics.
  9. Re: Are there anti-irritants that can be added to perfumes?

    Interesting, i have the same problem with some scents, after bath they make my skin burn once applied. Specially citrus ones, they seem to leave the skin red when applied after bath (and then this...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I had the same impression FISS80, the first time i smelled it, it reminded me of Tribute. It's like they have mixed the Tribute tobacco-oud accord with something sweet and milky. It's the closest i...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    The tobacco is so heavy on me that it's what makes me think of Tribute. Anyway, Al Kaaba is a very beautiful scent with a beautiful bottle and a great price
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I don't think Al Kaaba comes even closer to Tribute, this one is much more heavy on rose and oud and doesn't have any tobacco notes.
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    From what i remember, is Iris Silver Mist. The most intense and haunting iris ever made and this was what lutens asked mauricel roucel to do.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I suspect that it's not something that sells so much, since it's very expensive and not everyone is willing to pay so much for something perceived as a small bottle
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    I suspect you'll love it danieq :)
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    Third on Iris Nazarena. I'm wearing this today and i'm loving it. It smells like a very chic Iris fragrance, powdery, rooty, slightly creamy. Quality stuff.
    Modern Chanel No 19 in pure parfum has a...
  17. Has Ormonde Jayne Discontinued the Extraits?

    I just entered today at Ormonde Jayne website and saw that the bottles are changed and now there is also a 120ml size too. And you cannot find the extraits anymore. Does anyone knows what happenned...
  18. Re: The Black Midnight's......Lolita Lempicka ???

    David, are you talkin about the feminine ones? The masculine i have only saw available at midnight version last year, and it was a great violet fragrance. I don't remember the oud being very...
  19. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    I guess you never tried L'Heure Bleue in pure parfum concentration, which doesn't have anything old on it. Never saw any old lady here wearing L'Heure Bleue. It's one of my favorites and it's not...
  20. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    So i guess it's not a significant loss David.

    I found something that will be useful to follow your wise advice about weighting, a mini scale that will suit my amateur purposes:
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  21. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    David, i was meaning that if you don't loose some of the essential oil during the weighting process - if a part of the oil doesn't stay at the vessel you used. When I asked it i was thinking in...
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    Incense Oud and Rose Oud are my two favorites so far. In the past, i used to like Back to Black and Cruel Intentions, but the former i cannot stand on me anymore (something on it smell gave me a...
  23. Re: The 18-point perfect fragrance wardrobe for gentlemen

    This is very hard for me too. It's hard to came into the definition of a perfect scent and the ideal list of fragrance. For instance, some of the categories listed for me are subsets of Oriental and...
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    Re: Most worn in March and First Quarter of 2014

    In the first quarter of 2014 it was Guerlain Cologne Imperiale. I'm never wearing the same fragrance twice lately, so it's hard to do a most worn, but we faced a very hot summer here and everytime...
  25. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    And i'm feeling a little bit guilty with this thread, since i have passed the 40 bottles mark a long time ago...
  26. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    Put some shelves on your wardrobe if you have a good space, that's what i have done to fit a good portion of my collection inside my wardrobe :)
  27. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    I think that there isn't a simple answer to it. The reaction seems related to how much do you like the fragrance and how hard will it be to be found again. Some fragrances are limited editions or you...
  28. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    This barely happens to me, but there is a fragrance that if not leaves me angry makes me grumpy all the day, and it's one that has a kind of cult following - Chanel Coromandel. Not that i get angry...
  29. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    A very interesting topic, i'm always learning something from the experience of you guys :)
    David, you got me intrigued that you said you first write the formula and then you start to blend it. Did...
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    Re: Coconut fragrance???

    Black Orchid also has to me a coconut vibe that reminds me of an alcoholic coconut smoothie.
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    Re: Coconut fragrance???

    I don't believe that anyone has mentioned on this thread the Pillar and Lucy fragrance, the Exact Friction of the Stars. I never smelled anything so straightfoward on the coconut note. It smells like...
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    Re: Habanita Parfum Extract (30ml)

    I have a 75ml bottle of Habanita Parfum that i purchased a time ago at fragrancenet. I don't know if mine is the same version as the one you found. I get plenty of tobacco too, honeyed tobacco with a...
  33. Thread: Anaïs Anaïs

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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    I guess that the great aspect of Lou Lou is exact this combination of indolic and sweet aspects. It makes it sexy and a little bit nasty i guess, but once you get used with it you end loving the...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Posting Etiquette is not the same of dictatorship. I guess that others have the right to express their dissasfaction if they want - you don't need to buy their opinions or agree. But the thread...
  35. Thread: Anaïs Anaïs

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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    Donna, me neither, but the google translate can :)
  36. Thread: Anaïs Anaïs

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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    How is lou lou parfum? I always wanted to have it, but never found someone that tried it.

    Have you tried lou lou bleue? If not, i recommend you, it's a less indolic and more gourmand (but refined,...
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    Re: Next Tauer: "vanilla centric"?

    I'm always interested on Vanilla scents, but the Tauer signature really turns me off in most of his creations. Hope this one doesn't have it.
  38. Thread: Anaïs Anaïs

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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    Found it :)

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/CACHAREL-ANAIS-ANAIS-PARFUM-EXTRAIT-15ml-SEHR-SELTEN-/261429398296?pt=DE_Beauty_Wellness_Parfum_Damenparfum&hash=item3cde680b18
  39. Thread: Anaïs Anaïs

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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    Mike, there is even a parfum version of it, it's quite rare but i have already saw it on german ebay,
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    Re: The Mythical Chanel Antaeus Sport Cologne

    Santos Sport is another interesting and unusal Sport fragrance Hednic. I remember that on my former collection days i won an auction of it, but at that time i didn't appreciated the galbanum on it...
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    Re: The Mythical Chanel Antaeus Sport Cologne

    I have a decant of this one and i like it much better than the regular Antaeus. I wonder why it was discontinued, it has a classic leathery vibe but much more relaxed.
  42. Re: Introduction - Hoping this is a proper location to put this....

    Welcome islearom. I enjoyed your story, you seemed to be very brave to do what you have done with all the constraints!
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    I see some kind of influence of Tribute inside the Interlude structure. Not the sweet part, of course, but the leathery and driest oudy one
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    You said exactly what i meant, that is why i don't think that there is any drop on quality on Amouage's line. It was more a shift in its direction.
    Too bad that their more arabic fragrances, the...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Indagnacious, i guess that they didn't mean to limit the creative process, just the flow of launches, maybe work more on the concepts and play outside the usual woody structure. But i think that it...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Another thing that i disagree from what was mentioned before is that Amouage quality has dropped. No, it hasn't, because if you think, they are one of the houses that really has consistency on their...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    But i guess that this was the purpose, since it is inspired in chaos. I find Interlude, both masculine and feminine, to be brilliant and one that seems very connected with the theme they wanted....
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    If they list of notes is confirmed, i'm very interested on this one.
    And i have to disagree about Memoir duo being the last best one they have done. Honestly, never understood why so much love on...
  49. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    Weird, there were some comments in the middle of this thread that seems exactly what you would thought of someone being paid to defend the brand, but they have disappeared...
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    Re: Tom Ford Golden Tears - Anyone tried this one?

    Without any variation on the smell?
  51. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    I guess we have some of those posting on this thread above.
  52. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    So, they are basically saying that their clients aren't qualified to give opinion on fragrances.
    It's a very stupid thing to say,as if they hold the truth an anything outside what they know or...
  53. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    Anton, what about the Intense version? Have you tried that one too?
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud CHEESE SMELL ?

    I have the same impression, it doesn't seem to be the oud itself that gives this fecal accord on it. Since i'm not fond of those aromas, this makes my Leather Oud decant almos unreable - i have...
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    Re: Wedding Coming Up...What Should I Wear?

    Well, i'd pick Dior Homme, the vintage one, since it has something to me that is classy enough to a dress suit for a wedding. If it's at night and you are not in a hot place, Dior Homme Intense would...
  56. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Redneck, i guess they will, since i saw Robin announcing it on nstperfume.
    If you end getting interesting on any Ekos products, let me know, From what i saw, they are expensive outside Brazil and i...
  57. Thread: Dior Higher

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    Re: Dior Higher

    If it lasted more than 30 minutes i could be able to have an opinion about it. To me, it was always the dumbest Dior male fragrance launched ever. And to me, the pear fruity accord smells poor, but...
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    Re: How to best wear a .7ml sample

    You are a very economic guy hednic, to me they just usually are barely enough for one wear. I usually have to opt with those samples to perfume more a place than others, so i end using more at the...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud CHEESE SMELL ?

    I almost mentioned that Leather Oud also had something that reminded me of shit, but i thought i'd be virtually bashed by Leather Oud fans....
  60. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Curly11, that's exactly the Pitanga :) Like tomatoes? Interesting association (altough to me, what has something of tomates is caquis (or persimmons, if the translation is right)
  61. Re: Article: Ann Gerard launches new rose at Esxence

    I just wonder myself how Bertrand is finding so much time to create (or at least edit previous ideas) so many new fragrances.
  62. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Redneck, Natura seems to be one of the main Brazilian brands exploring commercially essences typical from here. This Ekos range is like a complete bath experience, most of the products inside this...
  63. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Kumquat, too bad the vintage Narcisse Noir, when found, is so expensive :(
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud CHEESE SMELL ?

    Well, Le Labo Oud smell like rotten cheese to me and Leather Oud to my nose seems to have the same oud base/molecule that the Le Labo has, but less intense, so i can see how Leather Oud could smell...
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    Re: La La Essential Oils - thoughts

    So it's waste of money. Thanks Paul, i was really finding something weird with those prices (altough if they were will i was going to buy a big amount of narcissus)
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    La La Essential Oils - thoughts

    Hi, has anyone purchased with this store yet? I saw that they are located in India and found them while i was looking for narcissus suppliers..

    I'm curious since their narcissus absolute price is...
  67. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    I'd like to see more narcissus fragrances. It's my late obsession, but it seems to be a rare note due to the expensive cost of the essential oil
  68. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    The Brazillian brand natura used to have a line of cupuaçu scented products under their Ekos line, but i couldn't find it on their website. If they come back i'll let you know.

    It would be nice to...
  69. Re: How to Recognize CACHAREL perfumes: a practical guide.

    Cacharel is one of the mainstream houses that i appreciate but that puzzles me, because they seem to have a very confusing marketing strategy that makes their fragrances almost obscure. An example is...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I'm such a leather ho that anything with Cuir on the name will get me interested to try it. Well, will wait until someone splits it lol
    I hope it's not as hard to wear as Leather Oud but not as soft...
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    Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    One that i barely see people talking and which impressed me a lot was Yves Saint Laurent Y in vintage formulation. Don't know if it's still easy to get, but what a chypre full of class and style -...
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    Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    You are one of the first person that i see talking about Jai Ose. It's a fragrance that i saw a lot of times on fragrancenet and for good prices, but i wasn't sure if it was good or not. It seems...
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    Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    One of the best Classic Chypres that i have tried recently was from the natural indie Joanne Bassett. She's little known i guess, but her fragrances are amazing and from all i have tried her Chypre...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    What? A more intense version of something already very intense? I'm curious and afraid at the same time. I thought that the End of the World would be their last fragrance...
  75. Thread: Body fitness!

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    Re: Body fitness!

    The sweet tooth is a challenge to me too - sometimes i win it, some it wins me out. I discovered that i love to lift weights, so try to go to the gym from monday to friday. It helps me focus energies...
  76. Re: Ebene - Pierre Balmain. A Masterpiece That Deserves More...

    David, do you also get this fruity note at the opening too? It's very pleasant, it reminded me of one Jean Patou fragrance that i really like, Colony.
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    Re: Égoïste - new bottle? Reform?

    I like Égoiste, but there is something on it to me that feels very, very intense and tiresome to my nose. If they have reformulated it, i hope it's a good job that hasn't made it poor at the same...
  78. Re: Ebene - Pierre Balmain. A Masterpiece That Deserves More...

    David, i have tried it again during this week, but since i was with a cold i ended not being able to completely register it. But it was interesting because i noticed a few things that on my first...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 21, 2014

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Acqua Universalis Forte
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    Re: Fragrance with that fruity vibe

    If you want something fruity and with the fruity accord similar to Aventus, then Royal Vintage from Micallef is an excellent choice.
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    Re: Versace Jeans Couture Men

    It was a big disappointment to me, altough i got it for a fair price considering the fragrance itself (i guess it was 20 dollars a tester bottle when i purchased it). I liked that the bottled seemed...
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    My original thoughts about Onda Extrait and EDP, when i tried then in 2011 (God, how time flies!). This were from my defunct blog, and i'll try to compare my original impressions with the current...
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    From what i know the first three Vero Profumo fragrances had in common the passionfruit. I don't know if Mito has it, but what i remember is that kIKi was perfect with this addition, Rubj too, but...
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    I'm waiting a 5ml decant of Onda voile extrait. When it arrives i'll come back and compare it to the edp and parfum that i have here (my parfum is from 2011, so it's not the reformulated one).
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    Re: Bond 9 question Oud

    It's the harrods one. To me, their best oud, because it really smells like the real deal. I don't think it's too skanky, at least compared with things like Le Labo Oud or Dior Leather Oud.
  86. Re: Ebene - Pierre Balmain. A Masterpiece That Deserves More...

    Kumquat, but i had the bigger bottle before the mini, it was the scent on the regular bottle that i didn't enjoyed.

    Well, maybe is this due to you having to dab the fragrance instead of spray it?...
  87. Re: Ebene - Pierre Balmain. A Masterpiece That Deserves More...

    David, i suspect that Balmain is not seem as an appealing house, so it doesn't have the allure of others. Too bad, because they have in their historical catalogue great masterpieces indeed. I need to...
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    Re: Would you wear Amouage Epic Women?

    I'd hardly think about floral notes on Amouage Epic Woman. To me, it's heavy on oud, incense, black pepper and saffron.
  89. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    Exactly. It doesn't make sense, but maybe was this on purpose?
  90. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    The Intense one seems very interesting, too bad that it's not the black one, which is the bottle that i liked the most.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Morning Everyone!
    Today i'm testing Oscar de La Renta Sargasso. Thought that i wouldn't like it due to the acquatic notes, but i'm finding it very nice.
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    Re: Let us now Praise Profumum

    I have a decant of Dulcis in Fundo and your description os spot on Kumquat! Sweet orange and vanilla, with great sillage and longevity on skin. The only thing i have against Profumum Scents is that...
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    Re: Ladies Wearing Kouros??

    Primrose, the vintage Parfum d'Habit or the current one? I didn't thought the current one to be like that, altough the vintage is.
  94. Re: Which Roja Parfums are excellent for summer and smell fantastic???

    Well, i think it's more of a skinscent after 5 hours. It's there, but it's not in a strong way (which is what i look lately at those hot and dry summer days)
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    Re: Ladies Wearing Kouros??

    The only Kouros that i can wear myself it the Fraiche one. Never understood why YSL discontinued it. It's perfect! It's balanced on the animalic, dirty side, with a great fruity and pineapple like...
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    Re: Ladies Wearing Kouros??

    Well, my mom always said, when i wore Kouros, that it smelled to her like Old Lady (she hated it, everytime i wore it she wouldn't stop complaining).
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    Re: FERRE For Women EDP

    I'm glad you liked it! It's a nice scent, that i think it was discontinued, so it's getting harder to find. Enjoy it!
  98. Re: Which Roja Parfums are excellent for summer and smell fantastic???

    Bergamot extrait really works on summer. Here in Brazil we are facing a summer with temperatures up to 30 celcius and it's not raining, so it's very dry. I really enjoyed wearing my bergamot extrait...
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    So far, the Micallef one, i like the sweet and light sugar-like aroma mixed with the dry and woody side of incense.

    I also enjoyed Le Labo Gaiac 10, but i found it to have a poor performance on my...
  100. Re: Ebene - Pierre Balmain. A Masterpiece That Deserves More...

    Are you talking about the original Ebene, right? Because an year or two ago i saw that Balmain had the intention of relaunching it. You could even found it on theri website, but then i never saw it...
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