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    Re: Second Fragrance

    D&G The One has such poor performance, I would not recommend it. It's good to see someone starting their fragrance journey at that age, I know one 16-year old that has well over 50 fragrances in his...
  2. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Try some of of Tauer's creations like Lonesome Rider or the Attar AT.
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    Re: What NEXT? Suggestions desired!

    For beastly performance at that price, look for something from the house of Amouage or Maison Francis Kurkdjian. You can get some Xerjoffs on the grey market at that price which usually have good...
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    Re: Oud Wood Performance

    Try Thameen Carved Oud instead. Oud Wood is known to have poor longevity
  5. Thread: Death

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    Re: Death

    Fort and Manle's Mr Bojnokopff's Purple Hat gave me a very gothic vibe.
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Amouage Interlude Man.
  7. Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    Try Au Coeur du Desert, it's darker, richer, and more masculine than LADDM. Ambre Sultan would be a good option too or Interlude Man (maybe a bit too loud for you though). Maybe Fort & Manle's Amber...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    50ml (almost empty now). The 15ml or 100ml is better value for money though, I think the 15ml is equal to the 100ml in terms of £s per ml which is very good and something you don't see too often from...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Reformulation Question

    Just email Chanel and ask them.
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    Re: Dior packaging

    I wonder what the bee represents?
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    To add, I've had many great unsolicited compliments when wearing Sahraa Oud such as, "That is stunning!" "That is amazing!" "That is really, really, nice! Where can I buy it?"

    However, when I...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    The quality of blending is second to none. Really beautiful compostions, my favourites so far that I have tried or own are:

    1. Sahraa Oud. This is the standout fragrance from FDB and is also...
  13. Thread: Hugo Boss?

    by oudaddict
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    Re: Hugo Boss?

    Don't waste your money!
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Thanks for this! I'll have to get down to Debenham's to check it out, nothing really available online yet.
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    Re: Tuscan Leather worth it in 2019?

    I prefer Rasasi La Yuqawam over Tuscan Leather, and find it less harsh and less dirty.
  16. Re: Recommended Amouage scent for the summer (Humid, Texas weather)

    Beach Hut Man
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    Re: Anything similar to Sahraa Oud?

    I think in the opening it resembles some other oud fragrances because of the prominent scent of oud and patchouli but once it dries down, it is a totally unique beast.
  18. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    Typical "Daily Fail" reporting. The study had nothing to do with cheap vs expensive, rather, it was a study of common vs rare notes. See the original study from Imperial College London:
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Most of these testers sold on the internet are fakes. How is the smell compared with the original in store? How does the magnetic cap feel, it should snap back into place aligning symmetrically? Look...
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    Re: The World in Scents

    Mediterra smelled like a generic air freshener to me, my wife said the same thing without me prompting or asking. My favourite was Stratix and probably the only one I'd buy a full bottle of, Grey...
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    Re: Are Creed fragrances big sellers?

    https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/beauty/meet-the-supreme-of-the-fragrance-world
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Depends what country you are in. 4-7 days to the UK. Be patient, it will come.
  23. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    There was this in 2011: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16270759

    Let's come back in 2026 and see if there is any change. I think a lot of these articles are overexaggereted and...
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    Re: American Oud — Ensar Oud

    Astronomical pricetag. If you have money to burn, then go ahead.
  25. Re: Does Aventus use natural Ambergris or is it Ambrox?

    The problem is they can make the claim of using natural ambergris even if it is just one drop per batch, plus there are different grades and qualities of ambergris. Until we find out the secret...
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    Totally agree with this.
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Fragrance du Bois
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    House of Matriarch
    Areej le Dore
    Roja Dove
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    But anyway....

    #BoycottCreed
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    It's already against EU law to sell decants and testers under the EU Cosmetics Directive. See here for more info:...
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    Re: Looking for an authentic Dior Homme Parfum

    It is not "discontinued". It was only released for sale in Europe and still is.
  31. Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    When there are millions of dollars at stake, you'd expect a certain degree of dishonesty involved, whether they are over-exaggerated claims about a fragrance or hidden details regarding the...
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    Re: Help me to find a dark perfume from past

    I think this is good advice, so many great fragrances have been released over the past ten years. I guarantee that you will find a better alternative but this is a good example of why you should not...
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    Re: Looking for an authentic Dior Homme Parfum

    Finescents is the best option, it is still sealed with the Dior sticker. I would not pay more than $100 for it personally. However, $125 is a good price now, considering that Dior have inflated the...
  34. Poll: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    If you had to choose one, which would it be?
  35. Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Someone posted this on another forum:

    I contacted Andy Tauer directly and he replied:

    'It has not been reformulated. Nor has its concentration changed. People compare old batches stored for a...
  36. Re: Roja Dove Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia Discontinued

    SA's in the UK are very uninformed. I doubt that Roja will be "redoing" any of these, it is not his style. The best sellers from this collection are UAE, Oman, and Qatar, so it makes sense to drop...
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Ottoman Empire 2
  38. Roja Dove Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia Discontinued

    Roja Dove Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia have all been discontinued. Harrod's are now selling them at half price and other outlets have removed them.
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    Re: Authentic Parfums de Marly Layton

    Looks fine to me. The bottle should weigh 467g without the box and 514g with the box.
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Apart from one of the many natural ouds that I have from the Far East, MFK's Absolue Pour le Soir.
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    Re: The World in Scents

    Me too, waiting for mine over here in the UK. Very excited.
  42. Re: Get 5 free samples (Discovery Set) when you buy FB(s) at Tauer perfumes

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    Looks like Andy Tauer can no longer ship perfume samples out of Switzerland...

    From his blog:...
  43. Re: Get 5 free samples (Discovery Set) when you buy FB(s) at Tauer perfumes

    They would not be undercutting them, if we look at LDDM, it is €89 on Tauer's website, Les Senteurs sell it for £99, buy the time you add import tax and shipping costs, it will be more expensive or...
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    Re: Oriental Floral Recommendations?

    Try Walimah by Areej le Dore for a special oriental floral.
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    Re: Wood and chocolate?

    Fort and Manle - Mr Bojnokopffs Purple Hat (Thank me later)
  46. Re: Get 5 free samples (Discovery Set) when you buy FB(s) at Tauer perfumes

    You may be right, but all I know is that getting perfume in and out of this little island of ours is no simple task.

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    Andy Tauer is based in Switzerland which is not part of...
  47. Re: Get 5 free samples (Discovery Set) when you buy FB(s) at Tauer perfumes

    I messaged Andy about this. It is a choice, correct, but there is so much red tape that it is a choice not worth making for him.
  48. Re: Get 5 free samples (Discovery Set) when you buy FB(s) at Tauer perfumes

    It really bugs me that Andy is unable to ship to the UK. :cry: UK import regs are killing us.
  49. Re: Fragrance suggestion for corporate gala diner

    Aventus or DHP, just go easy on the sprays with DHP and it can work in the heat perfectly fine.
  50. Re: Is this Creed GIT Fake (pics attached) Tester bottle

    Definitely fake at "too good to be true" prices. Creed doesn't produce testers in this manner, they have the same boxes as the originals. You should take Succio's advice and enjoy a small decant of...
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    Re: Is my Jubilation XXV fake?

    The bottle is real, the atomizer tube is the exact same bend and location as my bottle. Was this a blind buy? Amouage takes time to appreciate.

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    The bottle is real, the...
  52. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    Yeah, knew about it. Many large brand organisations have dark histories.
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    Poll: Re: Interlude Man vs Epic Man *Amouage*

    It's not that people care more about longevity than smell, rather, they consider longevity as a part of the fragrance and the value for money of a fragrance. If it was a movie or TV series that you...
  54. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    They now have a 40% off summer solstice sale code "SUNSHINE" they must be desperate to get rid of stock.
  55. Re: looking for alternative to - Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man? any suggestions please (creed aven

    Creed Aventus!
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    Poll: Re: Interlude Man vs Epic Man *Amouage*

    Interlude Man on all fronts! I would say that Epic Man is more versatile though.
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    Re: Cologne manufacture date

    It won't make the slightest bit of difference. As long as it has been stored away from sunlight, it should last for 10+ years. If a fragrance contains natural florals, the notes are likely to...
  58. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I get about 6 hours maximum from Amber Cologne with moderate projection. My skin does not usually give good longevity, so someone else might get 8-9.
  59. Re: How To Know If a Fragrance is Legit or Not

    You should be okay with Fragrance X. So many factors come into play with the perception of the strength of a fragrance (weather, body temperature, body chemistry, scent tolerance levels etc.) that...
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    Re: Amouage beach hut man

    No, I love Beach Hut but hate Sunshine
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    Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    It's highly unlikely that Dior uses real oud, the oud in OI angels of the generic synthetic type that you find in many designer oud fragrances.

    The oud in MFK's line smells more authentic...
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    Re: MFK next (freshy) purchase

    I would recommend AUF from those 3. I do not wear it myself even though it is fairly unisex but I love to smell it in my wife.
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    Re: Is Cedrat Boise a safe blind buy?

    this
  64. Re: Cheap alternatives to John Varvatos Artisan Blu or Bvlgari Aqva?

    Try Versace Dylan Blue maybe, you can get it fairly cheaply in the UK and the longevity is better.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    I'm in the UK and I get compliments all the time from people of different races and backgrounds. I think some guidelines came out recently after the #MeToo movement that it could be classed as...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    I don't think Delina would be appropriate. Try Samsara or another Tom Ford; Santal Blush.
  67. [UK] Areej le Dore Siberian Musk 2 for Ottoman Empire 2

    I have an unused bottle of Siberian Musk 2 willing to swap for an unused bottle of Ottoman Empire 2
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Jokers.
  69. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    Wow, this is an amazing offer. I'm very interested in their 100% natural oud Eaglewood fragrance (listed as "new" but released in 2011?!). Thank you, Juxtapozbliss.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have had the exact same experience and sentiments.
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    Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    Totally agree, more than 18 hours longevity is totally unnecessary unless you are using it as your one and only signature fragrance! I have Interlude from 2013 (Oman) that I purchased personally from...
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    Hmm. Seems like a batch problem possibly. That's why it's always important to buy the first batch if you like a fragrance, we are all too familiar with the bad experiences we have had with batch...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Montblanc Explorer is a much better option at a tenth of the price. Creed is just a corporate version of Jeremy Fragrance now. In fact, there's some weird bromance going on between the two with them...
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    Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    I blind bought Beach Hut man (I'm actually wearing it now) and oh my, what a beautiful blind buy. Interlude is my best ever from Amouage though but I can't wear it because something in it triggers my...
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    Re: SOTD for Eid Festival

    Areej le Dore Ottoman Empire 2 and Fragrance du Bois Sahraa Oud
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've been wearing them both for a few weeks now. At first, I was slightly put off by OE2 due to the presence of the jasmine and frangipani (not a big fan of florals, but love the rose in this) but...
  77. Thread: Real oud

    by oudaddict
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    Re: Real oud

    I have an idea, walk into a horse stable and take a long hard inhalation. When you smell it you'll certainly know what the 'authentic oud odour' is!

    All jokes aside, oud is such a complex natural...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    We could consider it as a healthy addiction. When you have a backup of a backup bottle, I think you can say you are addicted. :)

    Some people are fragrance collectors, so it can be more of a hobby...
  79. Thread: Real oud

    by oudaddict
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    Re: Real oud

    Why don't you just buy the real thing? Most of the mass-produced offerings will not contain any real oud whatsoever.
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    Re: Amouage beach hut man

    Sad to hear that. The drydown (which happens 4-6 hours later!) is the best part for me.
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    There's no oud in it whatsoever and PDM did not list it as one of the notes for Layton Exclusif. It's a decent fragrance but massively overpriced.
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    Re: Amouage beach hut man

    I can say exactly the same as everything you have said here and agree with you 100%
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://youtu.be/t7wOOOF5oJU
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    Re: 100ml: fake or genuine?

    100ml bottles have been out for a while now, so it's no surprise that they are being fabricated.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Memo African Leather has similar notes, no doubt there will be oud as well. Can't wait for this one.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Russian Adam is currently tincturing saffron, cardamom, and black pepper. Sounds like biryani.
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    I've read the interview, this is the excerpt:

    Tell me about Baccarat Rouge 540.

    It’s an amazing fragrance, I think. We'll see, but I think it's one of my masterpieces.

    Why?

    The way it...
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    After a few more wears of Oud Monarch, I can say that I definitely prefer Oud Maximus over it. I'm not a big fan of florals and they seem to be dominant notes in all of Bortnikoff's fragrances. It...
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    It's "mostly" synthetic, but not entirely. Still, there shouldn't be a huge difference in batches.
  90. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Finally, got my sample of Oud Monarch. I think it is very different from Russian Oud, much more floral and balanced compared to the darkness and sensuality of Russian Oud. It is more similar to Oud...
  91. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I just ordered a sample of Oud Monarch so I'm going to try all three at the same time and see what happens!
  92. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I wore it the other day and get the same vibe. I'm not a big fan of florals but this is blended so well that I don't mind them here.

    Did anyone try Oud Monarch? I've heard comparisons with...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well, someone is selling Oud Picante for $2000.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - Completely Addicted

    I don't agree with this, AdP in general has a certain DNA that I don't like.
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    Re: If you could rename a fragrance!

    Amouage Beach Hut Man Δ Amouage Forest Lodge Man
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Suggestions

    Layton Exclusif
    Herod
    Pegasus

    I wouldn't pay full price for them though.
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    Re: Holy grail scent

    Xerjoff Richwood
    ALD Oud Luwak
    Montale Intense Café
    Roja Fetish
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    Re: If you could rename a fragrance!

    +2 :smiley:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://youtu.be/wLXeCJ22MJ8
  100. Thread: Long lasting

    by oudaddict
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    Re: Long lasting

    Sunshine man is one of the worst Amouage fragrances ever made in my opinion. The best ones are Interlude Man, Jubilation XXV Man, Epic Man, Reflection Man.
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