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    Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

    #2 would be tops, in my book. It lasts very well for such a strong citrus scent. Projection/sillage tends to be pretty good, too. It was one of my favorite summer scents while living in the Las...
  2. Re: Bought my first bottle of amber pour homme...

    If you're referencing Prada Amber Pour Homme, you might want to sample their Intense version. It's classier, less soapy - but really well done.
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    Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

    1, 2, and 6. I especially like #2. #6 is a no-brainer for me because of the price.
  4. Re: Selling a fragrance on Ebay-What to expect?

    I try to avoid eBay if possible. The boards here are a good option. eBay, aside from the aforementioned issues with siding with buyers, also takes a percentage of your sale so you have to factor...
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    Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

    "So, do I dare buy Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche blindly?"

    Personally, I think it's worthy - but I'm sure you can find samples online (eBay). I think it would check most, if not all, of...
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    Re: New Kilian 50ml non-refillable bottles?

    Intoxicated.
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    Re: New Kilian 50ml non-refillable bottles?

    I can tell you there's an authentic listing on ebay for a tester with the silver plate for less than half that price (I bought one last fall.) Seller also has 100% feedback.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I contemplated getting Amouage Beloved Man, but since I read ChuckW recently ordered it, I thought I'd wait to see his thoughts.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    As I sit here listening to Stone Temple Pilots new album, a meditation on loss called "Perdida", sounds and fragrance reflect wonderfully upon each other while wearing Memoir Man. The two have a...
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    Wearing it right now. I agree with the Viking thoughts, but also find, in some peculiar way, it has a "vibe" of Polo for some reason. No, it doesn't smell like Polo, but that "green" sort of vibe...
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    Re: MFK SAMPLES...... Order and Delivery DHL

    Nice to hear how quickly it shipped. That being said, I looked at ordering from overseas using DHL just last night and the delivery charges were like $60!
  12. Thread: Scentbird

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    Re: Scentbird

    Scentsevents.com has subscriptions to some of their fragrances (I don't believe it's all of them, but they have a good variety of niche.) For example, Amouage Bracken Man can be had as a...
  13. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    I respond to this with two work-related incidents:

    I was told what I was wearing was nice, but that it smelled familiar. The girl asked if I was wearing Curve. I was not. I was wearing...
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    Re: Coffee based frgrance

    2nd By Kilian Intoxicated.
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    Poll: Re: Stuck in a rut for spring

    I went with Allure Edition Blanche. Had Beach Hut been an option, I would have gone with that.
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    Re: Latest Ralph Lauren - Polo Deep Blue!

    Ohhhhhhh... a note of Cristalfizz®. It's even registered. Don't have a clue as to what that might smell like other than effervescent, perhaps (not that effervescent is a smell despite the "scent"...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    I've been a fan of Shaal Nur. A one of a kind scent, imho (though it's been called "Shalimar for men.")
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Profumum Patchouly. Although I'd tried it before from a sample, nothing compares to a full wearing. Patchouli, amber, incense and sandalwood - easily 12+ hours (I stopped counting and take a shower...
  19. Re: Balsamic Ouds - what's out there? (myrrh etc)

    Try Al Haramain Portfolio Imperial Oud. It's Myrrh, myrrh, and more myrrh, before settling down into sweet woody/incense notes. The opening is pretty animalic and bitter, but it settles down nicely...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.3892.jpg
  21. Re: Fragrances - Do some lose their scent with time

    I've had a Creed or two lose its top notes and go slightly off after about 12-14 years (both SMW and GIT, of which they smelled fine after about 10 - 15 minutes, but noticeably different when first...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    By Kilian Intoxicated. And I'm having a cup of coffee. It's like Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th January, 2020

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.45041.jpg

    Rasasi Oudh Al Boruzz Rooh Al Assam
  25. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    Yeah, this stuff was overwhelmingly strong when I had it 7 or 8 years ago. Tried as I may to really like it, I just couldn't. It won my "Uncle Eddie" award for fragrance that overstays its welcome...
  26. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/33905.jpg?width=400&404=product.png

    I wanted something chewy.
  27. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I'm still working on a sample. It may last me a while! Hope you enjoy it!
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/33905.jpg?width=400&404=product.png

    Profumum Roma Patchouly
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    Re: How is Bois D’Argent by Dior?

    Daniel Josier's Bois d'Iris is about 95% this and a cheaper alternative (still over $100, though.) https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Daniel-Josier/Bois-d-Iris-34146.html
  30. Re: Is it me or does Pal Zileri "Sartoriale" smell similar to Rush

    I know when it was released, I felt there were some similarities between it and Floris Santal. By no means are they the same, but in general, Floris Santal would be a bit heavier, creamier, peppery...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I've read some of the more recent reviews and it doesn't sound like the same fragrance. Floris scents from 2000 on, at least in terms of packaging, have changed a number of times. If it hasn't...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    Go to: https://www.florislondon.com/en_usd/jermyn-street-sample

    Just make sure the currency is on U.S. Dollars. I really like this one and have been checking on prices occasionally. I don't...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    This probably is not the best starting point. I hope you enjoy it, but it's my least favorite. There's a note in it that doesn't work for me (and for some reason, I SWEAR it was Tuberose from...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I am wearing 1962 from a sample and am enjoying it. Lighter, fresher Italian Cypress-vibe going on.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    https://i.notino.com/view/tiziana-terenzi/trzlanu_aexp10_04__7.jpg
  36. Re: Purchasing from "Scent Split" & Bogue Samples

    Yep, purchased from them last month. Everything went fine. Not sure if prices were too high - I got a 1ml sample of FM's The Moon for $12.99. A 50ml bottle is close to $400. I think it's fair for...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thanks! Been a long time since I smelled Black Afgano, if this is anywhere near as good as their Elixir is to Tuscan Leather, it'll be a nice pick-up!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.41261.jpg

    Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah
  39. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    https://img.perfume.com/images/products/sku/large/alhaf36nm.jpg

    Hopefully by Thursday. From the makers of a scent a reviewer once called 10x stronger than Black Afgano, comes their own...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    https://img.perfume.com/images/products/sku/large/alhaf36nm.jpg

    Al Haramain Oudh 36 Afghan. I know what this is going to smell like...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Glad you like it! Opening is a little challenging (not that much, but different - but 20 minutes in... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.)
  42. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    The only NFL team that plays in New York are the Bills. The other two play in New Jersey (and I grew up closer to Buffalo and went to school there and root for them.) That being said, I grew up in...
  43. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    I'm not from Ohio, I'm from New York. I'm just stuck here, lol.
  44. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Being a Steelers fan, I wore Eau de Tears. The last two Decembers have not been kind.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I got a nearly full bottle from eBay for $20 or so, should be here Monday (I have no idea why on earth a priority package from Philly goes to New Hampshire, to Ohio - otherwise it would have been...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Are you referring to Sheikh or the Attar Sheikh Al Arab shown in the link? I have Sheikh, but haven't smelled the Attar Sheikh Al Arab which is over $500 shipped (it's probably the biggest bottle...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.55976.jpg

    Ensar Oud #1
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    I'm hoping to find the time to put together something useful for fragheads. That's all I can say. It will take a lot of time, but, at the end of the day, it'll be another business to start and then...
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    Re: Most complex / complicated fragrance

    Tiziana Terenzi's Laudano Nero. So many notes and quite a journey.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    The longevity is better, probably equivalent to an extrait. Projection can vary from each to each, but generally speaking I find they're fairly good for the first hour or two, then a bit closer to...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Congratulations! I think you're at least the third person to buy this here since I bought mine. I've been eyeing the big one shown in the link below, but alas, it's a lot for not knowing the notes...
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    It's on their website, just a bit difficult to navigate and find (and for some reason they list the notes incorrectly, most likely because they have several called Sheikh in different formats (spray,...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's from their exclusive line and the bottle/coffin are pretty big (it stands about 3 to 4 inches taller than an Amouage bottle and is heavy being made from crystal). If I remember correctly, I...
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    Re: Most complex / complicated fragrance

    Histoires de Parfums Fidelis takes me on quite a journey through its development when I wear it. Top notes are cardamom, coffee, saffron and cumin; middle notes are rose and raspberry; base notes...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I have a sample and have been wearing it. Somebody at work (female) didn't like it at all. She liked Promise and said it suited me much better. I think The Moon kind of got warmer with my body...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Al Haramain Sheik attar.

    https://cdn1.shopmania.biz/files/s1/338778278/p/l/5/al-haramain-sheikh-60ml-esenta-de-parfum~8361155.jpg
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    Re: Looking for a mature fruity fragrance

    For the price point you're willing to go up to, perhaps Frederic Malle The Moon. Better sample, first. It might be love it or hate it, but it's definitely mature and fruity with the raspberry. I...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Oman. When I first sprayed it, I swear it was more potent than the last one I had (though I don't recall where it that was manufactured.) I had a couple of other scents prior from UK and I don't...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Yes, I had never ordered from there before. I noticed they are affiliated with an account on eBay that had good pricing, but the website had it about $17 cheaper. No worries. Legit and got it...
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    Re: Equus - voilet note

    This is a very underrated gem, the best in the Lalique series imho (I've only had the EDP, not the EDT, by the way.) I don't think the violet leaf plays much of role in this - not like in Narciso...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Congrats! I picked up a new bottle a couple of weeks ago for the lowest price I have ever got it ($112/3.4oz bottle.)
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    Re: Most complimented Oud?

    Many oud offerings are paired with florals, perhaps to find a balance. From that regard, you would be severely restricting the number of great offerings (assuming you find most florals to be...
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    Re: Who likes Killian Intoxicated?

    I like it. Finally got a tester bottle recently at a very good price (under $120. Edit: just checked, the eBay seller I bought mine from has some left going for $117). I think the longevity is on...
  64. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    For neroli, Al Haramain's Neroli Canvas is hard to beat for its price and comparable to others that are much higher (though this is longer lasting.)
    ...
  65. Re: Abdul Samad Al Qurashi and Rasasi recommendations

    Try anything from the Boruzz line by Rasasi. All higher-end, $130-140 fragrances. Top notch, real oud. Somewhat like other scents, but really well done.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I wore this from a sample yesterday and a girl who's familiar with my tastes said this one suited me fine, but what I wore the day before was horrid. That one was The Moon. I found it interesting...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.47332.jpg

    Promise. I fancied so much, a bottle comes tomorrow! Really like The Moon, too!
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    Re: Chic for men Carolina Herrera.. help

    Had this when it originally was released. I liked it quite a bit. Pronounced watermelon on top with spices and pepper before getting into a more tonka/ambery base. It came out at a period where...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    I do love Yerbamate, but it's been so long I wonder if it's changed at all. It does go through quite a progression, from very hay-like to fresh green, tea and powdery. It is a very nice scent. I...
  70. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Unfortunately, it appeared to be Duck season tonight - especially in end-zone as the Bills were picking off passes as if they were shooting clay pigeons.
  71. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    I am wearing FM's Promise on one arm from a sample and The Moon on the other, prepping to watch my Steelers play my 2nd team, the Bills tonight on SNF. Not sure about the game outcome yet, but...
  72. Re: Anyone else dislike amber as a note in men's fragrances?

    I don't know - personally, I don't think anything Victoria Secret does would be setting the bar for amber. Just my opinion.
  73. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Amouages Overture Man. Myrrh, which is used as incense, and sandalwood. Don't get a lot of cognac, but with the few notes it has, it does it very well.
  74. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Watching Bills/Ravens, then Steelers/Cardinals (and college basketball) - wearing Overture Man. Very pleasing, but think I’d wait for it to hit other retailers with a discount. It’s reappeared on...
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    The opening is a kicky of myrrh. Don't really get a lot of boozy cognac from this; more like a touch. The dry down reminds me of Creed's Santal Imperial with maybe a smidgen of Geo F Trumper's...
  76. Re: you are walking along the notorious El Camino rope bridge

    Easy. While holding onto the other four bottles, spray the Bogart Pour Homme downward and float upward on its sillage. It should carry you a couple of city blocks.
  77. Re: Is it me or does Pal Zileri "Sartoriale" smell similar to Rush

    I agree. I never had performance issues with it. Don't know if it's changed or not, but mine was purchased when it first came out as part of the triple set.
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    I can't really say in comparison. The day I tried Myths, I tried probably 10 other scents that were pretty potent, high-end niche so that could be why it didn't make much of an impression (too much...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    Own Reflection Man and find it very versatile. Tried Myths Man and it didn't make too much of an impression. I need to try it again, but Reflection Man is just so much more pleasing,...
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine VS Beach Hut.

    Have both and really like each. If I had to choose, I'd probably go with Beach Hut Man. Tomorrow the answer may be different, though.
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    Re: My quick review of Amouage - Epic Man

    Very dry, woody with green notes of myrtle. Incense and myrrh, but overall a woodier tone with a brightness from the myrtle with some darker resins rounding it out. Austere, but not soapy/clean by...
  82. Re: Tobacco Oud Intense, Tom Ford/how many Sprays

    I wore TOI yesterday. I'd go three, one on your chest and two on each side of your neck. I wouldn't even necessarily make them full sprays. Yes, it's quite potent. Yes, it's a very mature...
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    Re: Thru 12/2 europerfumes.com 15% over $100

    Didn't know that, thanks. Stumbled upon them when I was looking for the HdP Fidelis and subsequently placed the order (to which I was surprised by the automatic discount.)
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    Thru 12/2 europerfumes.com 15% over $100

    No code necessary. You can also use "WELCOME2EP" for first time purchase which is an additional 10% off. A $160 purchase ended up costing me $122 and change with free shipping, too.

    P.S. ...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    A sample of Amouage Overture Man, because I see it's no longer available on Harrod's website and can't find it anywhere else (other than on ebay).
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Yesterday I ordered this online (hard to find) and got some good discounts. Anxious to give it a whiff - love all the notes involved and read many good things about it, including similarities to...
  87. 20% off at Intenseoud.com - lots of GREAT Middle Eastern scents here

    Code "BLACK20" good through December 2. Lot of good higher (and lower end) Rasasi, Arabian Oud and others.
  88. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Love Third Man, but never cared for Havana (the original release - too busy, linear as you noted and, to my nose, not really tobacco-y.)
  89. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    I recall a discussion with a very knowledgeable SA a few years ago who remarked upon the market for EDP and Parfum, asking (rhetorically) "Why are they suddenly making all these 'strength' scents? ...
  90. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Just to add to this, a lot of people aren't aware what "performance" means with regards to the different concentrations, assuming that a higher concentration of perfume (e.g. edp) will make for...
  91. Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    Green Neroli sounds an awful lot like Selection Verte.
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Creed Green Valley.
  93. Re: Any amazing Camphor-centric fragrances out there?

    Tiziana Terenzi Laudano Nero has a lot of notes, camphor being one (and it does come across as such.) Boozy, dark, tobacco, ambery, camphorous is how I'd best describe it.
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    I was going to say dark green, but I think Phthalo Green is apropos. There are definitely "green" notes in it with the mint, basil, wormwood and oak moss, but there's that lingering dark, cold...
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    Re: Casual fragrances for teenage boys

    Just from personal experience, I'd advise against this route. I gifted my niece a bottle of Creed Royal Water back when she graduated high school. Basically, I learned that one should gift things...
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    Forgot to update this thread as well. I got bottle of Oudh 36 Elixir this week, very limited and I've only seen it on sniffperfumes.com. It's one of the better, if not best, Tuscan Leather...
  97. Re: Need Advice about Sending Large Amount of Samples within US Securely!

    Several years ago, I had several hundred samples and was in the same position. At the time, there was the tsunami in Southeast Asia somewhere (can't recall, this is perhaps 2004), so I decided to put...
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    Re: The House that you wore this week

    I wore mostly Al Haramain. I wore a couple of their attars (Sheik and Mukhallath Al Sultan), along with new acquisitions Imperial Oud and Oudh 36 Elixir which I'm wearing again today. Not sure what...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Yesterday I received:


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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    The opening is brutal for several minutes. Like a trip to Middle Earth via Mordor. Very, very animalic with tons of dry resins and myrrh. If anyone has smelled the opening of say, pure incense and...
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