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  1. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I keep them all, 99% of them without the cellophane anymore, in anticipation of possibly selling bottles in the future. I try to sell things I never wear, unless there’s some overwhelming reason to...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Been wearing a few good swipes of Equilibre today on a hot and muggy day in NYC, out on the town with my family. My goodness I just love it. It’s still quietly humming away 8.5 hrs later with a spicy...
  3. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I’ve smelled all the 2nd and 3rd Bortnikoff collections as well as Bonheur and I didn’t think any of them were barny. To me the overwhelming attribute to most Bortnikoff’s is an overly sweet white...
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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    My sample is a couple years old so who knows which it is.
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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    Oh no don’t tell me that!!! It’s been on my buy list for a while.
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    Re: Best citrus oud niche fragrance?

    Sultan Pasha Equilibre
  7. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Yeah those are both incredible fragrances!
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    This will be my next vintage feminine. Chanel no 10 edc is in the mail to me along with Cabochard edt right now.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    :thumbsup:
    How’d you end up with 2??

    Here’s my haul from the last few days:
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  10. Re: The Attar thread for attars that are not necessarily middle Eastern

    :thumbsup:
  11. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Double post
  12. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Rereading above and Zoologist Hyrax was mentioned. While I haven’t sampled that it made me think of Masque Montecristo. I love it. Animalic as heck but becomes spicy and woody and smoky as well. Very...
  13. Re: The Attar thread for attars that are not necessarily middle Eastern

    Cant believe I get to be the first to bring it up-
    Henry Jacques!
    Gotta try some thrilledchilled. Rare stuff and have to go the extra mile to experience but well worth it. Especially because...
  14. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I like both the Rania J and the Dusita. I agree Purecaramel- the Rania J is not on the same level clarity wise and materials wise and does not have that crystalline rose/oud/civet combo. Oud Assam...
  15. Re: reccomendations for Stephane Humbert Lucas?

    Echoing most with Black Gemstone, Taklamakan, and (IMO the best of SHL) O Hira. I also like Oud 777 but it’s been a while since I tested it. Do not pay retail if you can avoid. Even O Hira can be...
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    Re: Chanel No. 19

    Thank you all for your info. It looked good to me too, but was worried about the Russia thing. Maybe someday I’ll take the risk if the price is right but I ended up getting a sealed bottle of the EDC...
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    Chanel No. 19

    I’ve been into vintage for some time now and am getting more into classic feminines that are totally unisex. I have never smelled vintage No. 19. Want to get opinions on this bottle. My concern is...
  18. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Russian Oud was here on Basenotes, Eau Noire was here on basenotes, Jubilation 25 was eBay- but that’s the female version. I got a 4 digit batch code, friction cap Jubilation XXV (the male version)...
  19. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    My goodness it’s so good congrats. I just got a 2003 backup of it!

    For me:
    Eau Noire (2010 bottle)
    Russian Oud (backup)
    Jubilation 25 EDP (old formula)
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    I’m sure it depends on exactly what CdG you’re looking for but I do know that fragancex carries some.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Knize Ten batch code CH 17
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    I’ve never bought a fragrance there but I have bought sport coats and suits and shoes. Just bought a pair of shoes last month at the Madison Ave. store. Sad to see some close but hopefully it will...
  23. Re: What Roja Dove would you recommend?

    Have to agree with the Discovery Atomizers being enough with a big wardrobe. I love Diaghilev but I'm at about 120 bottles so my two discovery atomizers will probably be all I'll ever need.
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    Re: Help me build my wardrobe

    I love CDG 2Man (if that's what you were talking about), but this is great advice and exactly what I did when starting out. I now have way over 200 samples. Keep them and revisit them later as your...
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    Re: Vintage Axe

    I can't believe people talk about, search for, and pay for vintage Axe. But to each his own I guess. There are lots of people that would think most of us are nuts for shelling out hundreds for...
  26. Re: Xerjoff Nio - masterpiece or kitchen cleaner

    Nio is much more bergamot and green notes to me on the top. It’s very 3D to begin with, luscious and rich, from the citrus notes in its first stage. I really love it, and wear it this time of year....
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    Re: Too Sweet Perfume

    lol
  28. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    2009 Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur
    2003 Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Knize Ten CH 17 batch
    Sweet!!
  29. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No doubt about it. Proust you can see his posts on Instagram to get insight on what he’s working with.
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    Re: Taif Rose

    Another to look at would be Abdul Samad al Qurashi’s Excellent al Taif Rose and their First Rate Bridal Rose. I have the Excellent and it is pretty amazing, lasts hours and has multiple phases of...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I haven't read this whole thread, read some at the beginning back when it started, and then the last page or two. I recently tiptoed into sampling some Roja, starting with blind buying a discovery...
  32. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    None! Which means I need to get to buying! :laugh:
  33. Re: Roja Dove Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia Discontinued

    Keep trying to check out with Bahrain but it says it’s out of stock at the very end of checkout. Up to that point it’s showing it as in stock for me. Oh well.
  34. Re: Roja Dove Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia Discontinued

    These blind buy worthy? I haven’t smelled any of them but loving his Diaghilev right now.
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    Re: EO Private Blend

    That one sounds more interesting but nah that’s insane pricing. I know I know the materials... But still, 9.5mls for $500?!
  36. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Nice! Which ones Mike?

    I forgot I also have an official Diaglihev sample coming in the mail too.
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    Sure. Do you like it? It’s one of his classics and a crowd favorite I think. Personally I don’t have it, but it’s nice. My favorite of his is Noir de Noir but it might make more of a statement than...
  38. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Today I got a vintage bottle of Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Still waiting on
    Vintage Chypre Palatin
    Walimah Attar
    Rising Phoenix Man Musk
    Rising Phoenix Sicilian Vanilla Attar
    Sultan Pasha Etude...
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    Re: EO Private Blend

    Yikes was my exact reaction as well!
  40. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    All three are outstanding, but Ame Sombre wouldn't be the first thing that came to mind for me when thinking of tobacco fragrances. So much else going on with it. To me its more of a rose centered...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    LOL this is hilarious and so so true.

    And I did end up adding 1ml of Le Rayon Vert to my order today after another wearing.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    My favorite 5 from Sultan as of now would be:
    Equilibre
    Dewaniya
    Etude en Fougere (just ordered 3ml today)
    Shamamah
    And maybe Tabac Grande

    I also have 3ml of Jardin de Borneo Gardenia which...
  43. Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    Seems like I have read the MFK claims to use real Oud. If it’s true the Oud accords in his fragrances are probably something like .001% real and 99.999% synthetic. One drop of real Oud in a 55 gallon...
  44. Thread: Booze

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    Re: Booze

    You started right off with the one I’d recommend first- Ambre Russe. Another that comes to mind is Tabac Grande by Sultan Pasha. Not only is it maybe the best tobacco scent I’ve ever smelled but it...
  45. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Haha! I want to! I have spent a stupid amount of money on fragrance the last year.
  46. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It’s got me considering the Extrait unfortunately. Sheesh I really don’t need to spend another $400 on a bottle. :undecided::rolleyesold:
  47. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Another vote for Walimah Attar. I have 2 bottles because I love it so much. A safe buy for someone like you Mike I would think.
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    Areej le Dore Free Shipping

    June 4-9 for EID.
  49. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Yohji Homme
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I’d have to agree. Quite masculine.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Tried some yesterday. Longevity is outstanding for a citrus heavy EDT. Reminded me some of 80’s Cravache, but maybe with a bit less lavender, more citrus, and better longevity, and will sometime do a...
  52. Re: Parfums Raffy Super Sale - 17% off, then 15% off

    These can’t be combined can they?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    You do. You see this. 103402
    1930’s-40’s. :thumbsup:
  54. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    1861 Renaissance
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Got all these from a pharmacy in Huntington Beach that was closing. Not a single barcode or green dot in the bunch. YSL is Parfum Corp from 1986-88. The two testers are both full. The after shaves...
  56. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    Did you read my post? :laugh:I referenced ROLS and the late 90’s date for short list of ingredients. This bottle might refute that if there is indeed no upc or green dot. Don’t have my hands on it...
  57. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    Are you talking about when the short list of ingredients appeared or when Eau de Toilette moved below Chanel? Thank you!
  58. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    ROLS does say this but I’m looking at a sealed bottle right now that does not appear to have the bar code or green dot (waiting on confirmation) but does have the short list of ingredients. Bavard,...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Each little vial has enough for 2-3 sample wearings IMO.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    eBay! He has one more listed right now as an auction. There is a difference in the juice in these bottles vs the current. Strifeknot had a 100ml bottle just like these last year that I bought 5ml out...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Guy was helping his friend, who is retiring, to sell the remainder of his friend’s warehouse. He had 4! I got 2.
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    Re: Habit Rouge Dry by Guerlain

    $500 price tag.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Wow this thread has blown up lately. We have family in town so I haven’t been online much, so will have more later. Skimmed through the past few pages, was fun to read about your experiences with...
  64. Re: The smokiest fragrance —— potential contenders of T-Rex by Zoologist and Hyde by Hiram Green?

    I also vote for patchouli 24. And to me Kerosene Broken Theories smells just like all the great woody, spicy, foresty, earthy type smells of a campfire but without the dirty aspect of the smoke.
  65. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I totally agree. I don’t understand it either. It must just be over-anxiousness. Gonna be fun to watch.
  66. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It hasn’t even been up a day and it’s already at $305.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192914549441

    If the auction was gonna close at $290 I...
  67. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Original Ottoman Empire on eBay right now. Auction style. Bids at $192.50 at the moment.
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    Mother’s Day perfume gifts

    Sent my mom a vintage bottle of 24 Faubourg dated 1996. She loves old Shalimar, Chloe, Royal Secret, and Chanel No. 5, but has zero experience with anything else. She LOVED it! She just called and...
  69. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Man this is tough! No.’s 2-4 could really be in any order for me as I love them all equally. I’ll also leave OE2 AND SM2 off until I’ve had more time, and they have as well. ��

    * I own

    1....
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    Rising Phoenix 20% off $200+

    Spend over $200 get 20% off. Goes til the 13th.
  71. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    LOL.

    For me personally it’s probably the most complex, and at the same time beautiful and radiant, rose/oud I’ve ever smelled.
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    Re: What would you recommend

    I bet it was from the 90’s or early 2000’s. Older bottle of HR. And look at that remote control. Looks like a bottle of Kiehls with that white pump?
  73. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Totally agree. This has happened to me many times and happened to me with the exact same two ALD fragrances you mention. Now I own them both. Matter of fact I bought Russian Oud last spring because I...
  74. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Enjoy those new ones!
  75. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    Intercept packages with more more more!! from the mailman before your wife sees them.
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    Re: Rose Oud attar

    The local market red boxes look exactly the same as the original older ones at first glance.

    There were two different original red box releases as far as I know. The only way to potentially tell...
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    Re: Higher Prices - Lower Quality

    I personally wouldn’t consider it niche.



    I agree wholeheartedly.

    I guess the lesson is that just because something is “niche” definitely doesn’t mean it’s automatically good or high...
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    Re: Higher Prices - Lower Quality

    Can you give some examples?
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    Re: Rose Oud attar

    Sultan Pasha has several different Rose/Ouds, all of the highest quality.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Okay had a shower and finally opened a bottle. First up- Equilibre. Oh I love this so much. Having the full bottle and being able to do a full swipe, Equilibre is even better than when I worked out...
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Wore a bit of EO Aroha Kyaku earlier today. And now after a shower- Sultan Pasha Equilibre. My goodness it’s so amazing.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Yeah I think I’ll do that and just cut the string tied around the bottle. I am not positive that that half full bottle on the left in the pic is Juriah. Waiting on confirmation from Sultan Pasha....
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Juriah(prerelease), Dewaniya, Jardin d’Borneo Gardenia, Shamamah, Equilibre
    I hate to open them and break the awesome wax!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Ah should’ve looked and seen that you’re in the UK as well. For some reason I was thinking you were in the States. Post back after you try Dewaniya as well!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Hey congrats Jack! Were these blind buys for you? Dewaniya is an even more extreme onslaught of decadence to me. How long did it take for you to receive yours after he shipped it?
  86. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Already 2 bottles of OE 2 on eBay. For $270 and $299.
  87. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Mines out for delivery too. Very cool!
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Shit I was excited to try that one. He shipped my sample packs a couple weeks ago and still they haven’t arrived.
  89. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Both are outstanding- I am also waiting on 3ml of Dewaniya as well as Equilibre, Shamamah, and Jardin de Borneo Gardenia. Amazing stuff.
  90. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Also got the text this morning from DHL, supposed to arrive Tuesday. Funny because I paid for EMS. Nice upgrade.
  91. Re: who has Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental?

    Yes the other replies are correct. You are totally safe buying from fragrancenet. Not being sarcastic. Do not worry!!
  92. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Okay so from their Instagram this appears to mean the rest of us who haven’t gotten tracking numbers yet, they just haven’t input the data to us. I assume that might mean they have shipped everything...
  93. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I’d also like a tracking number since we’re gonna be out of town some next week and I could have a neighbor grab it as soon as it’s delivered so it doesn’t sit outside.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    On order for me:
    3ml Equilibre
    3ml Jardin de Borneo Gardenia
    3ml Dewaniya
    1ml Shamamah
    Can’t wait!
    Sultan is an absolute pleasure to deal with as well. He mentioned an upcoming fragrance-...
  95. Re: who else tries to wear 3 fragrances a day?

    I’ve had up to 6 on at one time when I’m testing (maybe even more a time or two!) using small amounts from the little 1ml vials on different spots on my arms. Then if I shower or decide to scrub them...
  96. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Rising Phoenix also uses real ambergris. JK actually sent me a tiny little dusting of it in a small bottle. Looks a bit like a few dirty sand grains in the bottle but boy it doesn’t smell like sand!...
  97. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Are you wearing the original or SM 2?
  98. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Kind of what I was thinking too. But to each his own! Hope those weren’t bought to go directly on eBay.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I am finally going to pull the trigger soon on various amounts of Equilibre, Shamamah, Jardin D’Borneo Gardenia, and Dewaniyah. There are others that I love as well but I’d have to take out a third...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I’ll do a side by side soon but from memory I would say not really. Oudh Infini definitely has a poo poo smell- the Oud in it is highly barny. It’s beautiful otherwise but also pricey. Al Hareem is...
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