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    Re: 2,100 Year Old Agate Perfume Bottle

    haha, yep. That's where I first found out about it. :)

    On a side-note, I'm truly curious how much that thing costs. Priceless maybe? Very cool.
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    2,100 Year Old Agate Perfume Bottle

    Views from both sides:
    http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/gr/web-large/DP123917.jpg http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/gr/web-large/DP123918.jpg

    Source:...
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    Re: Myestrious NE CREED!

    Same, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it's going to be a vaulted scent ("3 years in the making"). Would have loved it if they re-released Vintage Tabarome. Never got a chance to smell that.
  4. Re: 15% OFF at Elysee Parfums Happy Mothers Day Sale!

    Thanks hednic. Ever since Fragrancenet increased prices, EP has been my go-to place for Creeds. They also have a better selection, such as having Royal Mayfair and BdP (even both sizes, 75ml and...
  5. Re: 15% OFF at Osswald NYC - Mother's Day Sale!

    Thanks hednic!
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    Re: Thoughts after being away for 2 years

    Welcome back.
  7. Re: Based on what I like are Roja Dove scents any good?

    OP, many of the scents you listed are some of my favorites, so I think our tastes are somewhat similar. As others mentioned though, Rojas can be hit or miss. Having said that, I actually enjoy a lot...
  8. Re: Lucky Scent: $20 off a purchase of $125 or More

    Yeah, I'm surprised they don't have a free shipping policy. I know they have a promo code for it, but it can't be stacked with another code.
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    Re: Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle

    Was my SOTD a few days ago. Nice classy fragrance. Definitely go easy on the trigger. Great longevity as well. Have two 3.5ml official samples and I think that's more than enough to last me a while.
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    Re: Enigma Parfum vs Enigma Eau de Parfum

    I know this thread is a year old but figure I put in my 2 cents. I recently did a side-by-side comparison of the two. I must say that both my wife and I both like the Parfum much more than the EDP....
  11. Re: Anything new from Creed coming down the line?

    I heard there would be an Aventus for women sometime back (I think a year ago), but haven't seen any recent news of release date.
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    Re: Best Xerjoff fragrances

    1861 (original)
    Kobe
    Nio
    XXY
    Uden
    Richwood
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio discontinued?

    If I recall correctly, same price.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio discontinued?

    I tried Essenza Nobile once and after waiting about 3-4 weeks, my Xerjoff product was still not shipped. Every week, they kept pushing back the ETA on shipment. They said they were waiting for their...
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    Re: Next Creed to try?

    Pure White Cologne
    Royal Mayfair
    Selection Verte
    Spice and Wood
  16. Re: Fragrances you love/enjoy, but you're not sure where or when to wear them? or are scared to?

    LM Parfums Hard Leather
    House of Matriarch Blackbird
    Bond no 9 New York Oud
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
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    Re: can a man wear fleurs de' oranger????

    I didn't notice it being feminine. Seemed unisex to me. A nice orange fragrance. Jardin d'Amalfi, on the other hand, I personally thought was too feminine for me to wear (wife loves wearing it...
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    Poll: Re: Terre d"Hermes - EDT vs Parfum

    Been a few years since I've compared the two. The EDT was very nice, just had a stronger pine note. As others mentioned, the parfum was more earthy and smooth. Both are very similar, but I prefer the...
  19. Re: Best Amouage For Versatiliy daytime/date/club??

    Another vote for Reflection Man.
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    Re: Puredistance M Alternative

    +1 for Hermes Bel Ami. I had difficulty telling the two apart.
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Seems to be happening literally every year.
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    Re: Roja dove vetiver extrait

    Vetiver Extrait is my all time favorite vetiver fragrance. Great scent and the longevity and projection are also really good as well. As others mentioned, it is on the pricey side and discontinued....
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    Re: G'bye Italian Cypress

    Glad I got a full bottle of this (50ml). Purchased a few years ago and still have over 90%. Great scent and underrated. Sad to hear it's discontinued.
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    Poll: Re: which one you like out of these?

    I've never tried APOM. Between Kobe and Reflection Man, I'd have to go with RM. Both great scents though.
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    Re: New Roja Dove Vetiver Pour Homme

    Different label, one say Eau de Parfum Pour Homme, the other says Parfum Pour Homme: http://rojaparfums.com/fragrance/vetiver-pour-homme
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    Re: New Roja Dove Vetiver Pour Homme

    Thanks for your initial impressions. Just out of curiosity, is your sample of the Parfum or EDP?

    On a side-note, I had a feeling that Roja would just rebrand Vetiver Extrait to a different name....
  27. Re: 14% Off Valentines Day Sale! at Four Seasons!

    My only concern with a full bottle of Lyric Man is if it's reformulated. I've tried the pre-reform and it's quite lovely. I've heard really bad things about the reform, so I've always been hesitant...
  28. Thread: FIF Members

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    Re: FIF Members

    +1 on the samples. They're very generous. Note that with their previous 10% off discount, samples were excluded as part of the deal (or you can pay extra for them). Not sure what the rules are with...
  29. Thread: FIF Members

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    Re: FIF Members

    I've purchased a lot from them in the past and have an account with them, but never got an email. :( I checked my spam folder too.

    Then again, I've made enough purchases this year, not sure if...
  30. Thread: FIF Members

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    Re: FIF Members

    Darn, I didn't get one yet. I'm assuming by "members" you're referring to people who have an account with them.
  31. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    Clive Christian no 1
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    YSL Kouros
    YSL L'Homme
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Dior Sauvage
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Anything from Diptyque
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    Re: Parfum1 20% OFF Valentines Day Sale!

    Ended up using this for Bel Ami Vetiver. Thanks hednic!
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    Re: Rank these 7.....

    My ranking of the ones I've tried:

    Pure Havane
    M7 Vintage
    Musc Ravageur
    Dior Homme Intense
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio 100ml at unbelievable price !

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/51108/nio-by-xerjoff

    However, upon further review, you can buy two 50ml bottles from FIF for much cheaper than the 100ml from Luckyscent (the 19% VAT gets removed...
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio 100ml at unbelievable price !

    I remember when Xerjoff discontinued the 100ml Nio (it was only available in the much more expensive price/ml coffrett). Now I'm seeing the 100ml back and at a better price/ml than the 50ml.
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    Re: New Roja Dove Vetiver Pour Homme

    I'm curious as well. Would like to know how both of them (Parfum and EDP) are like, especially when compared to the extrait. Seems like the only place selling them is the Roja website.
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    Re: Lucky Scent specials

    The only time I got the code to show is after I typed in Amouage in the top-right search box and hit enter. Once you see the search results, the code will show right below the search box.
  38. Re: Ordering from Essenza Nobile, samples to grab?

    Clive Christian X for Men
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    This. I completely agree. Was disappointed in Pure Leather because it smelt VERY similar to the original A*Men. In fact, the most recent flankers that I really enjoyed were Pure Havane and TOF, both...
  40. Re: What fragrances ARE worth buying retail at USA/USD pricing?

    I agree. The only time I recall paying retail was when I was in NYC and decided to check out the Frederic Malle boutique. Had my sights set on Bigarade Concentree and ended up buying that. This was...
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    Re: New Roja Dove Vetiver Pour Homme

    Thanks for the info, OP. The Parfum seems to be much pricier than the old Vetiver Extrait. The EDP is around the same though. Curious how both compares to the Extrait.
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    Re: Cleaning decant bottles?

    Add me to the chorus that recommends a brand new bottle. Not worth the trouble. You'll save time and the peace of mind knowing the new fragrance won't be tainted.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2015

    Thierry Mugler A*Men Taste of Fragrance

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=45371407
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    Re: What cologne should I buy?

    I would recommend Tom Ford Oud Wood. It may be a bit above your budget, but it's the closest fragrance to M7. I would say it's an amped up version of M7.
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    Re: Roja Vetiver vs vintage Guerlain Vetiver

    You can still find vintage GV on ebay. I purchased two 15ml splash bottles of the vintage EDT for a pretty decent price. I was interested in vintage because I heard Roja was inspired by it when...
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    Agreed. While I really like this house, I would never blind buy. If you want a safe niche house to blind buy, I'd go with Creed.

    In any case, my favorites from the line:
    1. Bigarade Concentree -...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th December, 2015

    Single Malt by Kilian

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.30821.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove Top 5 to Sample/Consider???

    Interesting, good to know. Thanks, will keep an eye out.

    Regarding Amber Extrait, I too don't get much amber. Seems like it's more of a gourmand cocoa fragrance. Still pretty good though.
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    Re: Roja Dove Top 5 to Sample/Consider???

    Interesting, thanks for the heads up. I wonder why they decided to discontinue them. The extraits were the only ones from his line that I thought were worth owning. Curious to see how Vetiver Parfum...
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    Re: Recommendations for Amouage

    My top 5:
    Jubilation XXV
    Beloved Man
    Reflection Man
    Memoir Man
    Lyric Man
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    I prefer Windsor, but since it's discontinued, RM is a great alternative. After wearing both fragrances (on separate occasions), I find Windsor to have better projection and the blast of rose is...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Their loss. I can't see myself ever paying US retail for their fragrances, especially since they keep increasing it literally every year by 40-50 bucks. If Euro sites don't ship to the US and the...
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    Re: Perfumed court or surrender to chance

    Purchased many times with Surrender to Chance and had an overall great experience and happy with their customer service. Perfumed Court, not so much. I quit dealing with them after a bad experience a...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    I was actually wondering about that as well. The only thing I can think of is that they could mess with your credit, or could they? I agree, it does seem strange.
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Interesting. Wondering maybe it's because mine was sent from their US distribution center.
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    I know the outlet site said that the products will come without cellophane, but to my pleasant surprise, both of my fragrances did come with cellophane. Curious to know how it was like for others.
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    Re: Roja Dove Top 5 to Sample/Consider???

    For me, the only ones bottle worthy are his extraits. My favorites, in order:
    Vetiver
    Neroli
    Bergamot
    Amber

    As to his non-extraits, I've tried Scandal, Fetish, Engima, and Amber Aoud. Out of...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Mine was shipped from the US, but they did give me a £45 refund on my shipping because of that.

    On a sidenote, I asked the Roja rep if Amber Extrait will ever be coming back to the Outlet site,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th December, 2015

    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale

    https://akafkaesquelife.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/guerlain-tonka-imperiale.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Interesting. Yeah, in that case, it makes sense. Thanks for the insight. Agreed, the deal is really good, great discount compared to retail.
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Interesting, VE is my all time favorite vetiver fragrance. Main reason why I picked up a backup. One thing that I don't like, and that applies to all of Roja's extraits, is that the sleeve on the...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Wow, that sucks. Especially considering £60 ($91 USD) is already a crazy high amount to pay for standard shipping. You would think that the $91 would already take care of those types of charges, but...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Was conflicted on whether I should purchase Amber Extrait. Glad I don't have to worry about that any more. lol
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Just got a pleasant surprise, received an email from Roja saying that since my shipment was from their US distribution center, they've refunded me £45 of my s/h. I appreciate their honesty.
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Surprised Amber Extrait disappeared so quickly. Not just from the Roja site, but also FIF, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf. Figured Vetiver would be the first to go, considering its popularity. Maybe...
  66. Re: 20% OFF Creed + other Brands at Elysees Parfums!

    Thank you for this. Just ordered a 4 oz Bois du Portugal as a gift for my father-in-law. Really good deal.
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    After putting it off and telling myself I won't give in, ended up going for it. Bought a backup of Vetiver and blind bought a gift for my wife - Lilac Extrait. Not much reviews on it, but the few...
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    Re: Cybermonday deals - 2015

    At least for the past few years for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Fragrancenet had double cash back at 12% + 21% off. This was back when their prices were already pretty cheap. This year, their...
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    Re: Similar to Creed Royal Oud?

    Amouage Memoir Man
  70. Neiman Marcus: $50 off $200 + 12% Cash Back. Saks: 14% Cash Back.

    Neiman Marcus has a promotion:
    $50 off $200 with promo code THANKFUL. This includes fragrances. To see which fragrances are included in this promo, click on the "How to Identify Qualifying Items"...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    I'm hoping the sale on Dec. 1 will bring back Vetiver and Amber Extrait. Amber will be my first purchase and, now that I hear they're going to be discontinued, Vetiver will be a backup.
  72. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Yeah, FIF didn't discount them either. I'm curious to know why Roja is discontinuing them. IMO, they're the best of his lines, has a wide appeal, and safe to wear. I'm also wondering if they'll ever...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Lucky you. I wish Amber was still available on the discount site. Upon checking it this morning, seems like the sale page is down until Dec. 1:

    Roja Parfums Outlet Site
    The Outlet Site Sale is...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    +1 for Vetiver and Bergamot. Vetiver Extrait is my favorite of the line.

    Are all the extraits being discontinued? Had no idea. I've tried a few Roja non-extraits, and they weren't really my cup...
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Even with a high shipping (£60 for United States), it still comes out to a good deal. Vetiver Extrait is £95, with shipping it's £155. That's around $235 USD, which is $200 less than retail in the US...
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    Re: NEW NAOMI GOODSIR Iris Cendré

    Sampled this on my forearm yesterday. To me, Iris Cendre = Iris + Bois d'Ascese + the drydown of Cuir Velours. So far, it doesn't really seem to be my cup of tea, but I do think I should give it a...
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    Poll: Re: Whats the verdict on Royal Mayfair?

    It's a great scent, but I think Windsor is a smidge better. I get more rose in Windsor than RM.

    If Windsor didn't exist, I'd probably say RM is a masterpiece.
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    Re: Bad Experience with Fragrancenet

    When I got my Aventus from them a couple years ago, it seemed like 3 to 4ml's were missing. Although, the sprayer was not primed. Either the juice came low like that from their supplier, or my...
  79. Poll: Re: Right now, what's your favoritre fragrance from Le Labo?

    Bergamote 22
    Baie Rose 26
    Rose 31
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    Re: Creed Princess Oud

    Just got the email for this:
    NOW AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION EXCLUSIVELY AT
    CREED BOUTIQUE
    794 MADISON AVENUE
    212-439-7777

    41696
    sorry for the caps, just copied/pasted from my email.
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    Re: NEW NAOMI GOODSIR Iris Cendré

    Thanks, hopefully just a few days away.
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    Re: NEW NAOMI GOODSIR Iris Cendré

    Good to hear. All three of her previous releases were winners in my book. Does anyone know the release date? I didn't see it on Luckyscent.
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    Re: Xerjoff Kobe...uh oh

    I like Kobe, but I prefer its richer cousin, Roja Dove Neroli Extrait.
  84. Re: Does anything smell like Tommy Hilfiger Tommy?

    I agree. Had the same impression.
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    Re: Royal Oud vs Royal Mayfair

    Royal Oud is nice, but I much prefer Royal Mayfair. I think Royal Mayfair is unique and there are fragrances similar (or remind me of) Royal Oud.

    Regarding success, since Royal Oud's release in...
  86. Re: Dior Oud Ispahan... Why is it getting so much love?

    You are not the only one that doesn't get it. My experience was similar to yours, when I sampled it it was just another run of the mill rose oud fragrance. This smelt similar to Kilian Rose Oud (a...
  87. Thread: Apple brandy

    by CaliDude
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    Re: Apple brandy

    Expensive, but one of my favorites from Kilian. A top boozy scent IMO.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11th August 2015

    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger

    http://100mililitros.com/store/images/P/Tommy-M500.jpg
  89. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    Creed is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, house. They consistently release great or really good fragrances. Because it's such a popular house, it will have its share of detractors and they...
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    Re: Next niche purchase

    Of the three, I've only tried the Bond and Hermes. I'd go with the Hermes.
  91. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Wow, $210 USD for 4oz of RM??? That's super cheap compared to what it's going for at the US Creed Boutique ($475 USD). Can't wait until European online retailers begin selling this.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio 100ml at unbelievable price !

    I thought it was okay, but very expensive, especially since the 100ml has been discontinued. Nice find OP!
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    Re: MFK Oud series

    My preference is also the original Oud. After that would be Cashmere Mood. Silk Mood was nice, but feminine. I don't remember how Velvet Mood smelled, but do recall not thinking much of it. I've yet...
  94. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    Does anyone know if the City Exclusives, or any other Le Labo, is available on the European online stores? The only one I'm aware of is www.skins.nl.
  95. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    I agree the price is quite high. However, at the ~$300 price point for 50ml, Luckyscent would give 5-6 samples, so it does sweeten the deal a little. I guess if there's a CE that you really like, may...
  96. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    Full bottles will be available starting September 1. Not sure for how long and which stores though (other than Luckyscent).
  97. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Interesting, my 2010 Windsor lasts around 12 hours for me. I have yet to give RM a full wearing, but curious to see how it performs.
  98. Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    Just got a notification from Luckyscent that Le Labo City Exclusives samples will be available on August 1, and full bottles will be available on September 1. I believe Le Labo does this every year...
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    Re: Your favorite Geranium and minty fragrance?

    This. One of my favorite from Frederic Malle.
  100. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Sprayed my RM received via a split (thanks Remik). Now prior to this, I've tried the 2010 Windsor, but not the 2009. The opening blast of RM is more subdued than the opening of 2010 Windsor, in that...
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