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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Black Changho is great- have you smelt Aroha Kyaku oil? That and sandalwood combined. A very nice dark smokey fragrance. "Oud Smoke" is the summary lol. Not for everyone.

    Waiting on my SLA. Have...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Kiste is one of the best SH frags. No brainer.
    Sadanne smells a bit generic (designer teenage girl strawberry fragrance).
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Scarcity principles apply to perfumes too. Look at ALD bottles if you think 587 USD is a lot lol.
  4. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Historically, 3 perfumes have been remade.
    Oud Maximus and Vetiver Nocturne were made as signature editions and then Vetiver Nocturne again as Absolu.
    Whilst Oud Maximus 19 was pretty much...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I think they need to be careful with their marketing.
    They're good at it, that's for sure. But it is very easy to see through for other things.
    It would be better if there was more...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Tigerlust and C&P both sold out too.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    In my opinion it is a unique scent. It isn't dominated by any note and is very well blended. You do get the rum, apple, vanilla mostly.
    The vanilla is more prominent in the dry down. The fragrance...
  8. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I think the majority of people like both these houses.
    You're always going to get people who don't like certain fragrances. As far I see it, if you're happy with designer fragrances, keep it that...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Common logical fallacy.
    Here is a black dog. Therfore all dogs are black.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yep.


    Nope.

    Yep.


    Yep.
  11. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I got fed up of Amber Cologne as it was my go to scent for a long time. After revisiting it after a few months I realised how damn good it is. Especially that opening.
  12. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hahahahaha. We've all done this.

    I wore Siberian Musk II in Thailand like a clown and I tried to fix it with FdB Oud Bleu. I was put off it for months after that experience.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    No you can't. There isn't a single synthetic oud perfume that really smells like oud in the market. It smells like what people are used to and they call it 'oud'. That doesn't mean it smells like...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    The big flaw in your argument is that while synthetic ruby and natural ruby are essentially the same, synthetic aroma chemicals are not the same as their natural counter parts. This is why fake oud...
  15. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Excellent post. Great insight. Keep up the great work.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    If the seller posts internationally, this isn't an issue. Items that can be shipped from the US to other countries will be visible and can be bought on your respective Ebay.
    In this case, the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    If it doesn't ship worldwide it won't show up on eBay Aus. If you search on eBay.com (US site) it'll come up. You need a US delivery address to bid though.
  18. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    All the colognes need to be sprayed liberally for a good time.
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    Re: eid al fitr

    La Whatever. Fort and Manle.

    Eid Mubarak all.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    After a full wearing of La Whatever, I'm very happy.
    Great blind buy. It's one of the best sweet boozy fragrances I own. It's already sold out except for a batch that is on the way to Luckyscent...
  21. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    Thanks for the heads up! Seems like you handled the situation well in the end. I'm sure you'll be fine. Best of luck with it.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So we just hit an ALD bottle price record (to the best of my knowledge).

    A bottle of OG Ottoman Empire 45/50ml just sold for $2250 USD!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/114225175169
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    New attar available for pre order. Ensar's Ghalia.

    https://ensaroud.com/product/ensar's-ghalia-%E2%80%93-%3Cem%3Epre-order%3C-em%3E/1187
  24. Re: Cielito Lindo, new limited edition from Rasei Fort (Fort and Manlé)

    Also really enjoying this one. Very well balanced without being too sweet.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Got these 2 beauties in just this morning with some other goodies. First impressions? Very impressed.

    https://i.ibb.co/Wt4GWnp/IMG-20200523-122642.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Glad you are enjoying it.
    Baque is my favourite from the house, closely followed by Kiste.
  27. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    So has anyone else tried the new colognes yet? Keen to hear what others think of Moss Cologne (because I really love it).
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hahaha.
    My whole family and most of my friends circle know when they've been hit by an ALD frag.
  29. Re: So how hard should I try and track down a bottle of Di Ser's Keman?

    I personally wouldn't chase it.
    There are others from the house which are nicer IMO.
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    EO1 PP is in my top 5 fragrances of all time. It's bloody amazing.
  31. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    x3 on this.
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    You will love EO1 PP in that case.
    I layer them both when i wear EO1. You're in for a good time if you choose to do that lol...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    Haha for sure.

    Although those coloured leather pouches are pretty sweet.
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    All the pure parfums are now available in 30ML bottles and are on sale. Good chance for people to dive in at a more affordable price bracket.

    https://ensaroud.com/category/parfums/8
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Glad to see people enjoying this excellent fragrance!
    The entire EO parfum line is pretty special.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Can't go wrong with a ROO.



    Do a little research. Seems that you are new to watches, but people buy them for a lot of reasons. Realistically mobile phones make them redundant if the sole...
  37. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Got in contact with Dmitry. Understandably they are having a few issues. They're in the process of emailing customers. Msg below:




    Dear valued customer,

    We hope this email finds you well...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Russian Musk extrait layered with Russian Musk attar tonight. Thanks to this thread for getting me in the mood. So good!
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Nice collection! Great variety.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here are a few pics of my latest piece. I'm pretty smitten.

    https://i.ibb.co/ncMKj5X/IMG-20200410-164859.jpg...
  40. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    And 30 bottles only....
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    This is what you call art.

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/vacheron-constantin-overseas-perpetual-calendar-ultra-thin-skeleton-introducing
    ...
  42. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    That's a hard question.
    Moss Cologne is different to AA/Bonheur.
    It's brighter and feels lighter. Both AA and Bonheur are heavy dark fragrances.

    I personally love Moss Cologne and along with...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    http://youtu.be/v3b3bPNb_lQ
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    Areej Le Dore Siberian Musk (original)!

    Hi all,

    I seek to trade my bottle of the original ALD Siberian Musk (1/100) with full presentation. See pic below.

    I am after Russian Musk with full presentation. No other trades please and I...
  45. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Email them. Should be easy to sort.
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    Re: What really goes into a perfume?

    You've already mentioned Ensar Oud so:
    Bortnikoff
    Areej Le Dore
    Fort and Manle
    La via del profumo/abdes salaam
    Teone Reinthal


    All are predominantly natural houses with good offerings.
  47. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oakmoss is the central theme in this one for sure.
    Especially in the later stages.
  48. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Correct. It is a cologne version. Now is your chance I guess...lol
  49. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oakmoss cologne was originally going to be Bonheur inspired.



    Good longevity. Projection good, but dies down pretty quickly, in line with the other colognes.
    I would say it performs better...
  50. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Agree to disagree, because the overall scent profile IMO is very different despite having some common notes. Sharing common notes doesn't mean= same or even similar smell.
  51. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I share the same thoughts.
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    All the perfumes last for ages in my experience.
    Some more than others, but they're quite long lasting.
    Strong projection as well.

    I think Iris Ghalia is the strongest (happens to be my...
  53. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Nice review!
    He's one of the better reviewers on YT.
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    Wearing black changho today.
    Smokey brilliance.
    Those of you who are familiar with Aroha Kyaku will know the oud profile (whether it's the same oud Ensar has used here I'm not sure but it does...
  55. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Funny how we're all different.
    I'm the same as you. BG and AA are completely different to my nose.
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    All 3 are good. I particularly like Iris Noir and Thai Tabac. Worth trying for those who are trying to get into the house.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I also love both houses, but for different reasons.

    I find that Bortnikoff, is like Da Vinci. Classic, brilliant. It's more about the blending and the quality of the ingredients. Most are easily...
  58. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Completely different. Like almost 100 percent.



    Yes they are IMO. Not the same but they have some striking similarities.



    Technically all are limited as one batch is made . However,...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    This is another of the newly released attars. Looking forward to my sample!


    Laos Laosan



    Floral without any flowers, cream soda green, and a soft narcotic bite from gently piercing...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    This is what makes these fragrances so special.
    They're a throwback to a bygone era. As a younger guy, I appreciate the quality of the art and I love wearing Sultan Leather Attar and EO1 Pure...
  61. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Also not a banana scent for me.
    Apricot/Rum/Vanilla----------> Oud/Vanilla is how it plays out for me.
  62. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Ok. There is an amazing cologne coming out, Oakmoss being the central theme, but there are some other amazing facets about it that I know others will love (Bonheur lovers in particular). I was able...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    Particularly so with the Pure Parfum version. So strong.
    Massive projection and sillage.

    EO1 and Iris Ghalia in particular are big performers on my skin. Just goes to show, it CAN be done with...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    Love it. Nice punchy Iris note, but it isn't the only key player. Well complimented by clean ouds.
    Doesn't have that punchy blackcurrant/musk vibe from Iris Ghalia though (which I prefer).


    ...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    Hahah whooops. Both are great! Really really loving this pure parfum version.

    I have edited my post in any case.
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    All Things Ensar Oud

    Time for a dedicated Ensar Oud thread.

    I'm a huge fan of all the pure parfums and most of the attars. Those of you who know the house will know that it is famous for very high quality natural...
  67. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sahraa Oud isn't about the rose at all for me, it is more of an amber fragrance. I do have an old batch though, 2013. So good though still one of my favourite all time frags.
  68. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Triad is THE best rose-oud frag IMO. Beats out Malik al Taif and Charbagh for me.



    Also, who here is a fan of Oakmoss? Well, lucky you. That's all I'm saying for now.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Did the same myself!
    Looking forward to them.

    Really loving this house
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Sent you a PM!

    I would pick Amber Absolutely as another fragrance but Kolonya is just fine. There is a good video on YouTube by Branden from Therapeutic Fragrance as to how it should be applied.
  71. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I think a few posts went missing?
    Anyway. Loving Sayat Nova. Something very different.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Glad to hear!
    Hope you enjoy this amazing scent.
  73. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    They'll come up for sale.
    It'll be too sweet for some of the blind buyers.
  74. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lol @ the clown selling it for 1250 on ebay. It literally sold out yesterday.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Russian Oud attar is a beast, but by and large, they are pretty watery compared to other attars.
    Performance still good for attars IMO but no doubt the extraits perform better.
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    For swap Areej Le Dore Inverno Russo

    Hi,

    I have 25ml of Areej Le Dore Inverno Russo with full presentation for trade. Looking for other ALD fragrances, specifically Kohinoor among others.

    Thanks
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My understanding is the base used in the attar is the same as the extrait. So there maturity level is the same.
    The attar is very similar to the extrait IMO.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    All good! I ended up with better juice because of it haha.


    Yes, same bottle.


    Slightly more dense as expected.
    By and large smells the same, but feels much more intense in the opening...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Plastic lipstick holder inside my perfume cabinet. Not fancy at all but does a great job.

    https://i.ibb.co/8sNJgMn/IMG-20200331-154659.jpg
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    OL attar.
    Oud less prominent.
    Coffee super prominent early. Smells roasted/burnt.
    Dry down is a dusty oud with some spices. Nice overall.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Not at all.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You have every right to explore Slumberhouse, but you should admit when you're wrong.
    You came in here saying that Amouage uses natural ingredients and have amazing performance. Now I love Interlude...
  83. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    They're coming. Very soon too.

    Yep Oud Sriracha is a bit sweet in the dry down. Not overly so though IMO.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    It's no secret, these fragrances get a lot of love, but longevity can be an issue.
    Fatih Sultan Mehmed is in my top 5 fragrances. Actually, it is in the top 3 or top 5 of a LOT of frag heads. It's...
  85. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Somebody was hoping for more colognes a few pages back.

    How about a Coupe de foudre cologne ..and a Bonheur type fragrance (not exactly Bonheur but let's say it is a tweaked Bonheur) in cologne...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    SMII.
    Very strong projection for an attar. Seems much more powdery than the extrait in the opening. The drydown is essentially the same. Longevity is the same. Very different to OG SM IMO (that may...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Definitely more dense. Less airy. As expected.

    No problem at all. SMII later on today. Will update.
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Ordered. Only 3 left. But it was a batch of 20 delivered to start off.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Bakail Gris attar- seems more earthy, almost mossy and lacks some of the light sweetness in the opening. Ambergris feels more prominent initially and that beautiful sandalwood is present in the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Received mine yesterday.
    The first one I tried is OEII.
    The oud seems more prominent in the start and the drydown is stunningly beautiful. It comes across as more dense, with less projection and...
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Should have called it 'fruit juice' I don't know how it's linked to Proxima lol. Unless there are alien fruit farms there.
  92. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    It's a different interpretation. To me Di Ser is very Japanese particularly in the supporting notes. BK is more a pure Kyara experience, it isn't nearly as floral, but has a similar bitterness in the...
  93. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    From Rajesh:

    "it is a bright happy juice. Like an exotic dessert you have never eaten before."

    "the overall Oud effect is almost chocolatey. This is a perfume that is unapologetically sweet and...
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Wow the salt is real.
    No need to be rude. Up to him if he stores his watches for his kids/grandkids, or whether he wears them himself.

    Jeez.
  95. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Free DHL shipping for all orders over 170 usd. A nice gesture in these difficult times.



    It lasts about 8 to 10 hours on my skin but the projection dies down within 2 hours. I go heavy on this...
  96. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Blind buy for me.
    Oh what the hell I would have blind bought it with any note profile lol.
  97. Re: 1st "scent" that grabbed your attention? natural smell, perfume, essential oil, attar, incense,

    Double post.
  98. Re: 1st "scent" that grabbed your attention? natural smell, perfume, essential oil, attar, incense,

    Before I was really into it... Green Irish Tweed.

    Once I was, Sahraa Oud and this is the fragrance that essentially turned me into a niche snob.
  99. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    https://i.ibb.co/6BHfrvJ/Screenshot-20200322-110614-com-android-chrome.jpg
  100. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Limited Edition coming out to Luckyscent. Sayat Nova
    Collab with Rajesh (same guy did a collab with Prin- Haxan).

    Notes:
    Oud Laos
    Oud Bengal
    Oud Trat
    Rum
    Vanilla
    Apricot
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