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  1. Thread: House of Evody

    by DieNase
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    House of Evody

    I am just sampling a scent by Evody (noir s'orient) for the first time and I'm quite positively impressed. I wonder why this house does not get any attention on basenotes whatsoever. Worth checking...
  2. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    I also want to stop at 100 bottles. I reached 101, gave away a few. Not at 98. Will get rid of several more so I can buy some holy grails. But honestly speaking, I don't have that many fragrances...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    Black Cashmere
  4. Re: Looking for sweet (not cloying), yet fresh/woody, skin scent.

    Declaration by Cartier
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain alternative?

    There is nothing alike.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Lillipur
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    Re: SOTD Saturday , September 20, 2014

    Lillipur
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 18 September, 2014.

    Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Dhi
  10. Re: Not satisfied with anything I own or sampled. What happened?

    Sables by Annick Goutal
    Eau Noire by Dior
  11. Re: Masculine Scent Recomendations for a Young Man

    Fahrenheit
    Bel Ami
    Rocabar
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

    Day: concentre d'orange verte
    Night: memoir woman
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    Re: September Purchases 2014

    Too many...

    Concentre d'orange verte by Hermes
    Oud Shamash by TdC - semi blind buy
    Ombre Indigo by Olfactive Studio - blind buy - still waiting for it
    Plus some decants, soap, perfumed candle...
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    Re: Buying my Dad Some New Cologne

    New York by Nicolai.
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    Re: Scents that lulls you to sleep.....

    I love sleeping with a little Dior Homme on my wrist. Eau de l'occitan and Eau des Baux are also nice bedtime scents. So is Kyoto.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    The bottle of Valentino Uomo is horrid. The juice is ok.
    The bottle of Vettiveru is not handsome.
    I tend not to test scents in ugly bottles.
    I like classy, minimalist bottles like the exclusive...
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    Re: Looking for a rose

    Look no further - une rose by Frederic Malle is the one.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan & Rundholz

    By the way, I think that the Rundholz is much closer to Sahara Noir by Tom Ford than to Ambre Sultan. I believe that I prefer Sahara Noir. It is a bit drier, woodier and more refined. For me the...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan & Rundholz

    I own both Rundholz and Ambre Sultan. They both share the incense note, but Rundholz has more of it while it lacks the herbal cough syrup vibe of Ambre Sultan and the heavy amber. I think the...
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    Re: New Olfactive Studio - Ombre Indigo!

    Any more thoughts on this? I am just blind buying it :-)
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    Re: Best Leather fragrance poll

    Bel Ami
    Fetish ppur Homme by Roja Dove
    Azuree
    Bandit
    Cuir pleine fleur
    Leather oud
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    Re: Suggestions Needed

    Yes, I think it is a bit on the challenging side for a newbie and will not necessarily make your wife happy.
    Declaration is a good recommendation. I also second M7.
    You may also try Guerlain Homme...
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    Re: Help me navigate through some leathers

    Cuir Cannage is a beautiful and smooth floral leather. It reminds me of Knize 10, but less harsh.

    Another leather I highly recommend is Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley. Just gorgeous, starts boozy...
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    Re: Help with Oud fragrances please

    Black oud by LM
    Leather Oud by Dior
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    Re: Interested in more oak moss colognes

    Arabian Wood by Tom Ford
    Azuree by Lauder
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Not sure, there is so many thar I would like to have. But as my collection has just reached my personal size limit, I have to get rid of some first. As I try to avoid selling stuff ( lazy am I) I...
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    It's a great line!

    I own and of course love

    Eau Noire
    Gris Montaigne

    I own large decants of

    Leather oud
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    This!!!


    Plus

    Equipage
    Azuree (similar to Aramis)
    Egoiste
    ...
  29. Re: Your favorite cologne/or want to buy, from the house of Hermes?

    Difficult question as many fragrances are great. I am currently waiting for the shipment of concentre d'orange verte. Other than that I would say without taking into account the Hermessences these...
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    Re: Skanky perfumes

    Why doesn't anyone Leather Oud? Unbelievably sexy skank.
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    Re: Can you suggest me a SL for th colder months?

    Fully agree on this one. Another great one being fumerie turque.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Hi guys and gals,

    I blindbought this based on the hype. From what I read I expected an intensified version of the EdT. I thought I should share my impressions as my perception of the scent seems...
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    'Ever' I cannot really say. But according to my parfumo statistics it is

    Egoiste - 29 wears
    L'instant extreme - 24 wears
    Declaration - 23 wears
    Kelly Caleche EdP - 20 wears
    L'heure bleue - 19...
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    I don't normally blind buy full bottles, but I blind buy lots of decants. Some of them are real winners, lot of them are nice or at least ok, but of course there are also nasty ones, the most...
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    Re: How much do you spend a month of fragrance?

    Normally around 150-200 €.
    Now that my collection has reached my personal limit of 100 bottles, it should slow down as I first have to get rid of some before I buy new ones. Well, meanwhile I...
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Bandit
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    Dior Vetiver
    Sycomore
    Fat Electrician
  38. Re: Balsamic, Aromatic, Sweet, Vanilla fragrances similar to...

    Kalemat by Arabian Oud
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Not decided yet. My collection is growing too big and I just want to add very few full bottles at all till I reach 100 Fbs - and then only buy if I use up or give away a bottle. So, I must be very...
  40. Re: what amouage fragrances do woman find most attractive on men

    Memoir and EPIC
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit

    I own decants of both, no similarity whatsoever to my nose.

    By the way I think projection of Ambre Nuit is decent. Not a monster like Amber absilute of course, but who wants that?
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    Re: Strongest Fragrance You Ever Smelled?

    Amber absolute
    Interlude man
    Black oud (montale)
    Duro
    Une rose
    Oud ispahan
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit. Want more rose!

    This!! And the one and only 'une rose' by malle, as much rose as you can get
  44. Re: Need poor mans TF Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille

    No way...
    Spicebomb has a nice opening reminding me slightly of Egoiste, the dries down to something cheap, generic. No similarities with TV

    I feel the new Potion in the black bottle has certain...
  45. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    Well, to my nose, the original Bel Ami already has a strong Vetiver note. Bel ami is for me a smoky leathery vetiver in its late drydown. I'm curious about the nw version but hardly can imagine it...
  46. Thread: Oud Ispahan

    by DieNase
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    I no got.hands on my decant of oud ispahan. I adore.this stuff. The initial jammy quality.of the rose.reminds me abit of the armani rose d'arabie. Also it.reminds me a bit of woody intense. But I...
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    This sounds like a winner!
  48. Re: Your thoughts on Guerlain's Songe d'un bois d'ete.

    Me too. Although LO animalistic side is challenging.
    Songes can b a bit screechy in the drydown. Not a safe blind buy.
  49. Re: I Need Help Choosing a Christmas Gift for My Boyfriend

    I think it is a good suggestion. Wearing Sycomore and Encre Noire, he seems to like smokey scents. Good chance he will like Idole. Idole EdP is a very special scent.

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    I...
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    Re: Do You Miss Your Collection When you Travel?

    N such occasions I normally get along fairly well with a few decants and samples. They have to be carefully chosen though. I kind of like the reduction of choices which makes things easier. Also it...
  51. Re: Best fragrance to wear when a girl asks you to tie her up and do naughty things to her?

    My first thougt was Bandit
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    Re: Looking for a quality amber!

    This - super sillage and longevity, great frag!
    I like it much more than Ambre Precieux. And honestly I don't like Ambre 114. For me it is a boring baby powder amber.
    You should also consider...
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    Re: Gift for the lady who loves Aromatics Elixir

    Don't give up on mitsouko. It is not a love at first sniff scent. It took me a long while to fall for it. Especially the initial whiff smells dated. But into the drydown it gets better and better. So...
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    I was given my first scent, tosca, at very young age by my grandma. But only after sneaking hers sometimes. But I never wore it to school as far as I remember. Just at home. I think I really started...
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    Re: Fragrance for a baby

    Are u crazy? I wouldn't even think of spraying stuff on a baby. A baby is not a toy for egoistic parents. Baby's skin and nose are sensitive. And I would assume that being exposed to strong smells at...
  56. Thread: Oud Ispahan

    by DieNase
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    Hi there, I cannot find the old thread where I discussed oud ispahan and I think POAL with some of you. So I just steal this thread to give an update. I recently tried Oud Ispahan and was quite...
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    Re: Avignon vs Sahara Noir: the censer swings...

    At parfumo I wrote a review about SN, also comparing with Avignon. Unfortunately in german also. I think of them as very different styles of incense. Avignon is rather the cold incense smell that you...
  58. Re: How many bottles of fragrance can you 'handle'?

    Though I do feel it is getting too many now it seems difficult to get rid of any. Even those FB I maybe love less, I still love them and want to keep them, be it in memory of the times I loved them...
  59. Re: Ever smell familiar scents in a club/bar and think your a fragrance expert?

    Hm, it's been a while. But when I went partying with my gay friend I smelled a lot of TdH and DHI.
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    Re: TF Noir de Noir vs PoaL

    Could not agree more. Moreover NdN has some synthetic feel to me. Sometimes I cannot bear it. Sometimes I like it. But only far into the drydown. I found the note I don't like in NdN very present in...
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    This must be around the 100th thread about this topic. Man, this is sooooo boring.
    And all the Aventus answers more so (I wish there was a function that allows filtering out the threads containing...
  62. Re: What is your true feeling on a guy wearing Musc Ravageur?

    I find it disgusting

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    I find it disgusting
  63. Re: which scent to wear for date in hot weather?

    Hi there, actually I used a quite safe hot weather option, which has imo some juicy sexiness, which is Bigarade Concentree from Malle of which I own a small decant (and consider getting a bottle once...
  64. Re: Guerlain's Songe d'un Bois d'Été now available

    Yeah, I think there is no way I'm not gonna love i. A friend who knows my taste very well smelled it and told me I would do so ;)
    (I should have listened to her before blind buying a decant of...
  65. Re: Guerlain's Songe d'un Bois d'Été now available

    I ordered a decant blind and am so curious...
  66. Re: which scent to wear for date in hot weather?

    Sorry, none of the in my collection. I had a decant of chanel chance eau fraiche and got rid of it...

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    Serious? Not sure if I'm bold enough to pull it off...

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  67. which scent to wear for date in hot weather?

    Hi gals,
    Well,'actually it is not a real date I reckon. I've known this guy for a while now. We went out several times, alone and with others. It is kind of colleague/friend relation. Hoverver I...
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    Re: Chanel - Bois des Iles - Opinions?

    Try Barry Lyndon on skin, you should like it. Drydown reminds me a bit of Egoiste.
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    Imo the tar note.is the best feature of this scent. On me it does not seem.to project.that much. It is going.strong.during the first hour or.so,.then becoming.a.skin.scent. Or maybe.it.is.olfactory...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Instant Perfume Gel- que?

    I bought this one for cheap at fragfancex. I thought it was supposed to be perfume strength. The application method is a bit weird. Little goes a long way. Sillage is not extraordinary, but longevity...
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Interesting indeed. Wouldn't have expected such strong leather and vetiver in the list. Good for'me as I like that kind of stuff.
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    Re: what's the best perfume for a traveler?

    This! Buy the small 30 ml bottle and the large refill.
    I think the flight attendants are usually allowed by their companies to use perfume but asked not to overapply.
    I have mostly enjoyed what...
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    Re: Dior's Vetiver....

    Great light green grassy vetiver scent with slightly nutty aroma.'i love it. This is what Vetiver pour elle should have been. Vetiver pour elle smells just like soap, don't like it.
  74. Re: Winter fragrances that do surprisingly well in the summer heat !?

    It is softer and not as harsh and tarry in summer. I really enjoy it in summer.

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    Yes, I can confirm
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    I got samples of the homme line. And while i kinda liked homme and la nuit (tho rather sweetish and slightly synthetic) l'homme libre just came off as a synthetic mess, very cheap smelling imo.
  76. Re: Sequoia, Artek, Kyoto, Wonderwood, and TdH Parfum

    I second Timbuktu and Dzongka.
    Declaration is a great scent, might be a bit on the sweet side for you.
    If you like smoky campfire incense, try the original Norma Kamali incense. Difficult to get...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    I love Ambre Sultan and also followed the suggestion to test the absolutely hyped ambre 114 and Ambre precieux and hated both.
    I love Ambre Fetiche. I really like Amber Absolute. And I love an Amber...
  78. Re: My new Budgetting system for buying Fragrances (not revolutionary :-) )

    Well, I have always liked fragrance but did not use regularly and did not own much. I also felt bad about spending without having used up. 1 had sort of 1 for 1 rule. Which was sort of difficult as I...
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    Poll: Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    I think bois d'orage aka french lover is far better - although they are too different to really compare
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Exactly this
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    Re: Booze, smoke and leather

    I do get smoke from idole. I would definktely recommend idole (I only kniw the edp)

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    Chambre noire would be worth checking also
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    Re: Revamp My Collection

    I would omit the AMen flankers and stick with the original. And New Haarlem is rather groce, too.
    Nothing, a 30 year old engineer should wear, less so to work.

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    Try to add...
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    Re: Name a gourmand better than New Haarlem.

    ANY gourmand - almost - is better than NH.
  84. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I will take DHI
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    Re: Fahrenheit - loved or hated from Young Girls?

    Love. But I'm not exactly tgat young any more
  86. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    Anosmia.'try to take less.
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    Re: Most (_ _ _ _) Oud.

    Well, I'm not a ous specialist, let me try

    ]Most eloquent Oud? Oud Wood by TF
    Most sexy Oud? Leather Oud by Dior
    Most gourmand Oud? Pardon by Nasomatto and Noir de Noir by TF
    Most office...
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    Poll: Re: Les Exclusifs by Chanel - Pick your favorite!

    For me a tough decision between sycomore, bois des iles, cuir de russie and coromandel. I finally picked coromandel as the most unique. Sycomore has similarities with other vetivers (i do consider it...
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    This!
    And womanity
  90. Re: Which Frag gives you the that extra confidence?

    Hm, self-consciousness or self-confidence? Sometimes a scent gives me self-consciousness when I feel I applied too much or I fear it might be perceived as in the face masculine.

    So, I rather get...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Hermes (other than Terre d'Hermes)

    The missing ones, bel ami and eau d'hermes
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    Re: How many is too many?

    It depends on what it means for you. Is fragrance a consumable? Something you actually need for grooming, to make a good impression like a nice tie or whatever. Then I guess something between 3 to 10...
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    Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    So far I only own a Egoiste Backup. But will definitely get more of the stuff I love as a backup.
  94. Thread: If you could

    by DieNase
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    Re: If you could

    Brand heritage Creed? You believe this royalty bullshit? For heritage I would say Guerlain or maybe Lubin...
    Kilian packaging is fine with me
    Performance Tom Ford
    Sprayer Dior Homme
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    Re: Perfume For Bro...

    Tuscan leather
    Amber Absolute
  96. Re: Fragrances with the strongest Performance and tremendous Projection/Longevity

    AMen is weak stuff on me.

    Strong stuff includes

    Leather Oud
    Amber Absolute
    Taste of Heaven
    Ambre Russe
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    Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    You definitely need both, no regrets, life is short...
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    Re: Everyday fragrance for young man

    Yeah, but taking into account the young age and for everyday use I would suggest the EdP version.

    Kenzo power might be worth a try.

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    And please try gucci pour homme 2!!!
    ...
  99. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by DieNase
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Edp is less old school. Less neroli, less castoreum. A silvery iris-ceder note I believe. The current version doesn't really seem to have oud at all. Found it too soft in the beginning. Now I love it...
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    I have to ad cuir de russie, no 5 eau premiere and bois des iles. Somehow aldehyes seem to smell expensive to me. Best with some skank. rich lady with aldehydic perfume and a fur coat smell).
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