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  1. Thread: Nu_be

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    Re: Nu_be

    Mercury is my favorite with Sulphur coming in second.
  2. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    I am wearing The Dark Heart of Old Havana today. I think it's outstanding. An exotic addicting smell.

    The Lion Cupboard is quite nice also.
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    Sampled Sacred Wood. Another typical Asian Tales release. Totally lacking in every category.
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni - above try these?

    I sampled Shukran. Smells very medicinal, like the when your in a doctors examining room. Yuck for me.
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    Re: How do you hunt?

    I sample everything I can get my hands on. Notes never tell me what it's really going to smell like.
  6. Re: M’Eau Joe № 3 "Hollywood Whiskey Fragrance"

    I sampled and thought it was very nice, although I did like Mother Earth Aromatic much more and bought a bottle.

    http://www.opusoils.com/page17.html
  7. Re: Looking for a mega-compliment fragrance for summer

    Last summer and this summer I will be wearing Pear & Olive by Slumberhouse. It's unique, and I get many compliments. Longevity and sillage are excellent.

    I just grew tried of all the typical...
  8. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Puredistance M
    Invasion Barbare
    Hard Leather
    Nubacco Fin Oil
    Xerjoff Richwood
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    Re: One from each of the following houses

    Montale - Aromatic Lime
    Amouage - Homage
    Le Labo - Ylang 49
    Tom Ford - Noir de Noir
  10. Re: What is your starting roster for spring,summer

    Pear & Olive
    Aqua Vitae by MFK
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    I read a lot, but I never saw anything about ever crafting all Amouages with the perfume connoisseur in mind. Reflection Man is definitely Amouages attempt at a designer scent using better quality...
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    Re: Looking For Signature Scent

    Now that you've found Basenotes. Take some more time and do some sampling. There's so much more out there than picking a signature scent from the land of mediocrity.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    According to Amouage, " Opus VIII is crafted with the "perfume connoisseur" in mind, irrespective of age or gender, the woody, floral fragrance comprises of the finest ingredients sourced from around...
  14. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.8)

    Vetiver Tonka
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Thanks for the heads up. Vero Profumo is house that takes the art of perfumery serious. Quality compositions and quality ingredients.

    Thank you Vero Kern for helping to preserve and add to the...
  16. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    If I had to wear the same perfume for the next five years, I would chose nothing. I would be to bored to even care.
  17. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    That is so true. High quality ingredients were abundant and not expensive. Mysore Sandlewood was a common ingredient, as well as many other almost extinct ingredients that were used in what we now...
  18. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    That's interesting, I feel just the opposite. I never waste my money buying anything under $100.00 per bottle. It's simply impossible to use quality materials in scents under $100.00, and getting...
  19. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    Please report back what you think. Good job on selecting samples by the way.

    My thoughts:
    Invasion Barbare - Outstanding
    Straight to heaven - Very Good
    Taste of Heaven - OK
    Absolue pour le...
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    Re: Jovoy - Les Jeux sont Faits

    I tried to like it, but it the end, it didn't move me enough to want a bottle, or even a split.

    Actually that's my feelings about the entire line. Love the bottle and presentation.

    They use...
  21. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    Sounds like every week in my home. Many many mediocre frags out there. Welcome to sampling.
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    I like the name Sacred Wood, but I'm guessing it will be wimpy like the rest of The Asian Tales line.
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    Very nice comeback. I like it!
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    Thanks for the correction, I thought....

    The "M" was for Masterpiece
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    Re: Aqua Vitae by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    My wife and I share a bottle. She wears it almost daily in spring and summer. There's nothing new or ground breaking. It's that perfect all purpose, safe, clean, refreshing and zesty done right...
  26. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    It's so Iso E Super laden, I can't even smell it. Smells like nothing to me.
  27. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    I think Montecristo is a good frag for the right person. I enjoy some skank in my perfumes, but the type of skank just didn't work for me. From the many praises I'm seeing, it's working well for a...
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    Pear & Olive by Slumberhouse
  29. Re: Reducing down my Niche Sample Wish List (the drier the better)

    Al Attar - Durra - Way over priced and only mediocre scent - save your money
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud Velvet Mood - This Oud line is over priced for what you get
    SoOud - Hajj Perfum Nektar...
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    Re: Parfumerie Générale: Isparta

    I sampled last week Thought it was decent, but not enough to even finish off my sample. Too many other outstanding Rose frags out there. Isparta will just get lost in the shuffle.

    Really! Who...
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Heck, I'm 63 and Terre d'Hermes is too old for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Fortis
  33. Re: Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    "Your" nose knows best.
  34. Re: Animalics, super musc etc..where to go from here?

    I have bottles of and enjoy all you listed above also. There's a new one that I love even more than these. It's Hard Leather by LM Parfums.
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  35. Re: Do you have any 5 star fragrances with really poor longevity?

    For me it can't be a 5 star frag if it has poor longevity. A true 5 star frag doesn't have shortcomings.
  36. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    I always like to here from alfarom.
  37. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    [QUOTE=Duke Hunt;3073754]Seriously considering this one, now that everybody has had some more time to spend with it, what are your current thoughts?[/QUO

    My current thoughts are this is best...
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    Re: Your favorite boozy scent

    Fusion Sacree - Obsur (Lui) by Majda Bekkali

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/60103/brand/Majda%20Bekkali/Fusion_Sacree_-_Obscur_%28Lui%29.html
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    Re: My current top three

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    Hard Leather
    Fortis
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    Re: Al Attar fragrance line? Luckyscent?

    I sampled Durra yesterday. Not too much to say. I was expecting more from this attar. Not very strong, and was surprised at the crappy longevity. As far as the smell goes - just an average okay...
  41. Re: Three New 'L'Artisan Releases in the Explosions D'Emotions Series

    The first three were yuck. From the notes list, these three sound worse to me.
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    Re: Al Attar fragrance line? Luckyscent?

    Have a sample of Durra on the way. I'll report back.
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    Re: Chocolate Crave

    No, but I tried this, and had to have a bottle.

    http://www.indiescents.com/body-made-luminous/
  44. Re: Unisex fragrance, Notes I love: Raspberry, Anise, Cinnamon (Suggestions?)

    I sampled this one the other day that has quite a bit of raspberry and some cinnamon. I thought it was very good.

    Dark Saphir by Agonist
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    Re: Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    I always enjoyed your input, and if I do say so myself - you have a great nose.
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    For me, only 10% of the stuff out there is worthy of a good review and 5% is Full Bottle Worthy.
  47. Re: best masculine niche release for the last 3 years?

    Plus 1 for Hard Leather
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    Re: Fusion Sacree for Him

    Simply outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  49. Re: Going to Scent Bar in LA for the first time recommendations??

    They have a knowlegable sales staff. Walk in, tell them what you like and don't like. They'll guide you in the right direction. You'll have fun and go home with a winner or two.
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    Re: The New Patou Pour Homme....

    Thomas Fontaine, the house nose job was to showcase the rebirth of the house. The smart thing to do was to do something different than the original which is exactly what he did, but failed miserably....
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    Re: Apple Brandy By Kilian..

    I managed to get a By Kilian spray sample of this. There's nothing wrong with it, but there's nothing worth noting either. I'm not even interested in finishing my sample off. Longevity isn't good -...
  52. Re: Since I'm trying to branch out I tried Amouage, Montale, and Puredistance

    Which oil, and what Indian oil shop should I look for if I want the one that smells like Puredistance M? I'm always looking to save some money.

    Update: I just found some Vintage Indian Oil online,...
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    Re: Your 10 Modern Masterpieces?

    I tried and tried to get a sample with no luck. I bit the bullet and made a blind buy. It's 40% concentration. A much more refined and smoother opening. Spices more up front with the burnt aspects a...
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    Re: Your 10 Modern Masterpieces?

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    Invasion Barbare
    Hard Leather
    Homage
    Tribute
    Xerjoff Homme
    Fortis
    Absolue pour le soir
    Black Tourmaline (Extrait)
    Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel
  55. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    Yes, but very expensive. Just add something to cart and follow it through until you see shipping costs. As long as you don't enter any credit card info you won't be charged.
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    Poll: Re: Sahara Noir or Avignon?

    My thoughts exactly.
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    Re: Best of the 80s? Best of the 90s? Bah Humbug.

    Thank you for so eloquently putting into words my exact sentiments.
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    Poll: Re: The Entire Line..

    Not interested in owning an entire line. I'm not a collector. I'm a wearer. Not rich, but I do manage to buy what I want.

    It would be rude to just have a bunch of frags that just sit there...
  59. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    It comes in a 5ml mini for $21.50
  60. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    I'm wearing it right now. I'm in heaven.
  61. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    OMG - Hard Leather is the real deal. To my nose simply the best release since Puredistance M. You all know how hard that was for me to spit out.

    The review below isn't hyperbole - quite accurate...
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    Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel

    A master perfume from a master nose. This new one from the house of Grandiflora is even more than what you expect out of Michel Roudnitska. Ladies get over to the Luckyscent website and order a...
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    Re: Best Pine fragrances

    Mine too! Aleksandr is classy, which most pine frags are lacking. Many of the pine frags listed above are just too piney, overpowering, and for the most part one note sambas.
  64. Re: Do you have any 5 star fragrances with really poor longevity?

    I don't. When a frag has poor longevity, there's no room in my wardrobe for it.
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    Re: Best of the 80s? Best of the 90s? Bah Humbug.

    Hey Wheatstraw2. Since you mention Soylent Green (a movie released in 1973 for those who didn't know what he was saying) you must be in your in your 50's or 60's. I'm going on 63 this year, so I can...
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    Patou pour Homme should be on the list
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    Re: What a load of BS

    Just a note on batch variations. Every single house out there has batch variations. They just don't talk about it.
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    Re: Dumpster scents

    Just two - Creed MI and Interlude Man
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    Re: Citrus & Incense

    Sancti is awesome. Citrine isn't in the same league. As a side bar alfarom - I'm in love with Fortis right now. Been wearing for 3 days straight now.
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    Re: Thoughts on Vetiver Tonka?

    JCE minimalist style just doesn't work for my nose, but I give Vetiver Tonka a big thumbs up. It's got personality.
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    Re: How is A*Men Les Parfums De Cuir?

    If you have a sleeping disorder., this may help - it made me yawn.
  72. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    I thought it was just fine. Not special enough to want a bottle for myself, but a very good frag for the money.
  73. Re: Masque Montecristo - MFK Oud - Roja Dove NUWA - Extraits & Amber Aoud - Puredistance Black

    [QUOTE=PalmBeach;3045156][B][COLOR="#0000FF"]Added:

    Parfum d'Empire Limited Edition:
    Eau de Gloire - Edition Millesimee
    Cologne pour l’hiver - Eau de Cologne

    I sampled Eau de Gloire - Edition...
  74. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    I spend a lot on sampling. I want to know what's out there and hopefully discover a couple gems per year. A typical year I'll sample 200 frags, and truthfully I'm lucky if 10 intrigue me enough to...
  75. Re: Puredistance M / How long would 60ml last with daily use ?

    I'm quite familiar with Puredistance. I've gone thru 2-17.5ml bottles and still working on a 100 ml bottle and have a the very first 60ml bottle off the line for back up. I think two sprays a day...
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    Re: Borneo vs Ore vs Coromandel

    I prefer Borneo, but enjoy all three. My Holy Grail chocolate is Body Made Luminous from Scent by Alexis. Also, the new release Sorriso by Profumum is very good and belongs in this group.
  77. Thread: Shaik parfums

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    Re: Shaik parfums

    I had the same experience with my sampling.
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    Re: YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    Exactly! I think if Yosh would add some steroids this could be a winner. Come on Ms.Han, give us something that spells "MAN", not man.
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    Re: YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    I sampled several times. Lackluster to say the least. It's one the notes make you love it, but the smell doesn't quite get there.
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    C&s #88
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    Re: White smoke by anyas garden

    Thanks for dropping by Anya. I'll vote for Primal Smoke. As a side note, I love "Pan" also. Keep up the good work.
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Jade East in 1964 when it first came out. I was 13.
  83. Re: Sandalwoods galore - my journey with this popular note

    I personally prefer Richwood by Xerjoff, but I still treasure and enjoy Santal de Mysore by Montale as second best.
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    Re: Body Made Luminous by Alexis

    156 views and not one comment. It's sad a gem like this isn't getting any love.
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    Body Made Luminous by Alexis

    Here we have a simple natural scent consisting of fossilized amber, chocolate and a bouquet of blossoms. Ladies, you really should sample this fabulous scent.



    This scent has incredible all...
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    Re: Looking for fragrance to fill out my top 5

    Invasion Barbare
  87. Re: A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    Cuir de Lancôme - Luxury that's always discounted online for less than $70.00
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    Re: Amour Nocturne - l'Artisan Parfumeur

    Deliria smells very feminine to my nose. I do love it, and would like smelling it on a woman.
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Outstanding frag. One of Andy's best. I put this up there with Miriam and Carillon pour un Ange.
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    Re: Layering Puredistance M with Aventus

    That was my first thought - come to think of it, it was my only thought.
  91. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    I sampled last week. I love it.
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    Poll: Re: Clive Christian: X or C?

    V for me.
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    Re: Mancera Aoud Café, have you tried it ?

    I agree
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    Re: MDCI Cuir Garamante

    Major disappointment. Just an average okay scent, nothing more.
  95. Thread: Andy Tauer...

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    Re: Andy Tauer...

    Just sampled Phi yesterday and today. Totally unisex, and hands down Andy's best creation to date.

    Just outstanding. My wife loves it also.

    Makes me happy when I discover such a gem.
  96. Re: Any more impressions of the new Patou Pour Homme?

    Exactly
  97. Thread: Ex-Idolo 33

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    Re: Ex-Idolo 33

    Just sampled today. I agree with you.

    Simply the nicest real oud blend I've tried. Oud haters will change their minds after experiencing this masterful blend. Just like hawk said, "no barnyard or...
  98. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    cairomerta?
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    Re: Saffron Based Frag's

    Holy Grail Saffron IMHO.
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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    If you don't already own Invasion Barbare, I consider it a must own. When one gets their wardrobe up in the two hundred bottle category, unique would be important also.

    Grand Cuir by Parfums Retro...
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