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  1. Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    Or reformulated. Ugh.
  2. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    War and Peace so far is of interest.
  3. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thank you very much. Appreciate it!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd September, 2019

    St Clair Pandora
    Sent by St Clair to me. I love it.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    wanted to try out my new Bortnikoff, in this case Symphonie de Neroli. And I do love it.
  6. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I appreciate your points.

    But I'm a researcher and there are tons of cites actually on how destructive synthetic musks are to sea life. Most of these come from functional fragrances but still,...
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    lots and lots.

    Mysterious Oud by Bortnikoff. The opening to me smells like I stepped in dog poo. But after a few wearings I find it magnificent.

    Ottoman Empire II by Areej le Dore has taken...
  8. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I care. I’ll get the ones with real deer musk. I’m not interested in synthetic musks in this particular rarefied world. I’m okay with synthetic civet. Ethically harvested civet is difficult.
  9. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    War and Peace does use deer musk, I note. I’ll buy that one.
  10. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No it’s the process of moving larger numbers which requires moving to the mainstream.
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    Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    I really enjoy Geranium Pour Monsieur. I think geranium and mint go together so well in this amazing fragrance by Frederic Malle.
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    Re: House of Caron

    Aimez Moi and Violette Precieuse are destroyed in their current form. Just awful. So sad.
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Bortnikoff’s Symphonie de Neroli

    Contains real oud and ambergris.
  14. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Synthetic musk is actually very harmful to sea life, according to Ensar Oud, and I’ve been trying to verify this. It’s used in everything functional (detergents for instance). I am not interested in...
  15. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well this time I am disappointed. Deer musk can be and is harvested ethically, and synthetic musk sucks. Sorry Adam. Why not use real deer musk?

    The reason has to do with the migration from small...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd September, 2019

    Symphonie de Neroli
    Bortnikoff
  17. Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    Historically many noses smoked. A lot. Source is J.C. Elena’s book.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Soooooo awesome.
  19. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I experience a blur first few wearings. For anything. I want to train my nose.
  20. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wow...
  21. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Guerlain Coriolan. Love it.
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    Re: House of Caron

    I like L’Anarchiste
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    Re: What say you?

    Water is a poor example.

    https://www.structuredwaterunit.com/articles/structuredwater/dr-gerald-pollack-and-structured-water-science

    But I get your point. Nothing against synthetics. But I...
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    Re: House of Caron

    Yatagan
    Pour Un Homme and the Sport flanker
    Third Man
  25. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    This is wonderful. Love the boozy immortelle
  26. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    SOTA
    Truffle Noir

    Applied to my undershirt on the plane
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    Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus?

    Guerlain and Caron are not designers.
  28. Re: WALKING THE THIN LINE: blind buy of the day!

    I agree.
  29. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oud Maximus is already much better. Will be more amazing in another year maybe.
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    Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    L’Ile Pourpre by Les Liquides Imaginaires

    Top notes are shiso, angelica, bergamot and ginger; middle notes are fig, fenugreek and artemisia; base notes are cedar, patchouli, cashmeran, ambroxan...
  31. Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    Fragrances regularly get reformulated or eliminated. Backup bottles make a lot of sense. Especially in the artisan world, you may never get a chance to own this again and you may wish you had it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I’m really enjoying Burvuvu. What an amazing scent from John Biebel.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wore Burvuvu because I’m traveling and it comforts me. I love this as it’s one of my favorites and I have a tiny vial of it that I brought with me.

    There is something to be said for these kinds of...
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    Re: Day Time, All Season Fragrance

    The Sport is spicier and in a way more interesting.
  35. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Burvuvu to get through a day of air travel
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    Re: Day Time, All Season Fragrance

    Ha ha!

    I personally would probably go with Amber Cologne or Musk Cologne from Bortnikoff.

    Caron Pour Un Homme is always good for anything and is cheap. I enjoy it. Or Caron Pour Un Homme Sport....
  37. Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    I thought instantly of Oud Malaki by Chopard. Yes, it’s good. I enjoy it now and then. But there is no oud in it, zero, and not even a hint of synthetic oud. This is the epitome of this fragrance...
  38. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It may be my imagination, but Amber Cologne has much better longevity than Musk Cologne, do you find that as well?
  39. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks jack. Dmitry is really good with citrus top notes now. I get a faint musk.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    First rate blend and materials. You’ll enjoy it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I’m just getting used to it. Love it.

    Today I’m greatly enjoying Ocean of Flowers from Sultan Pasha
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I’m traveling so have some attars, travel sizes and samples of things as usual. Felt like a big floral so I went with Ocean of Flowers by Sultan Pasha.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Ocean of Flowers
    Sultan Pasha the Great
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    Given me an amazing community of like minded fragrance fans.
  45. Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    Synthetic so called oud fragrances
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    I ordered a bottle.

    The name sounds like the nerve gas lol

    Sarin
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Noir Epices. I smelled the spices in my mind. This happens with cooking. I taste something that must be added to the dish. So I wore the spices.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Noir Epices
    By Frederic Malle
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    That’s not a resin to leave him hanging.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Made me laugh. It is rather strange. But not to me anymore.
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    Re: Fragrance for upcoming Autumn/Winter

    Burvuvu of course.

    Fantastic scent for cold weather.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I was walking around and the perfume I was wearing was wearing off. I had some attars in my pocket so I decided on Aziz Attar and it is still going great hours later. That is a benefit of attars—...
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    Re: Fragrance for upcoming Autumn/Winter

    Oud Maximus. Delicious and heavy, perfect for Fall and Winter.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I’m enjoying Rising Phoenix’ Aziz Attar. It is animatic and a little bit hesperidic and I don’t know what. The oud is first rate. Loving it.
  55. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    Now is the Golden Age for artisanal houses especially ex-Europe and their stupid regulations.

    For artisanal houses there has never been more choice.
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    I will order a full bottle. Love John’s work. Love it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    SOTA
    Aziz Attar by Rising Phoenix
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Thank you
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Now you are needling him. He’s probably long cone.
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Yatagan

    Baikal Gris
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff

    It stays fresh and has that wonderful musky depth.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I want the resassuring citrus and musk from Bortnikoff’s Musk Cologne.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff
  64. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    They will mature into something unique and wonderful.
  65. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Chores? What are those, lol?

    Caron Pour Un Homme Sport

    Booze and Baccy Captain Fawcett RIcki Hall

    Guerlain Coriolan
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oud Maximus. Wonderful.
  67. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Baikal Gris by Areej le Dore
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Oud Maximus by the great Dmitry Bortnikov aka Bortnikoff
  69. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Noir Epices by Frederic Malle
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Very creative.
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    But you have to pronounce it Darby
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Yes indeed. Very very nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Sounds wonderful.

    For today my SOTD is Sangre Dulce by Strangers Parfumerie, also wonderful.
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sangre Dulce by Strangers Parfumerie.

    Love it. A Chypre without bergamot. A little sweet and bitter, in my opinion a trademark of Prin Lomros.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

    Mona di Orio Vanille

    Has vanilla and woods and spices and orange. Very nice.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Sultan Pasha
    Bortnikoff
    Areej le Dore
    Mellifluence
    Bogue
  77. Re: Perfume Oils & Imitations - are they regulated? Should we be concerned about health and safety?

    Apply to clothes. Not skin. All perfumes are not safe imho applied to skin. They contain numerous neurotoxins. I’m sure you won’t drop dead from them but they burden the liver and are not healthy....
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    This one is very good.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Sota Bogue Mem
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Royal Luban by Elixir Attars
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Royal Luban by Elixir Attar

    Very nice frankincense
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    Re: Most Complimented Attar

    They all tend to be close to the skin for me. I wear them on my clothes. But they don’t project much.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    I enjoy this one. Very unique too.
  84. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed. He has used it all along

    It’s tough to know you are using ethically harvested civet. Not sure it is possible. I respect the choice he made.
  85. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Tobacco. Oud.
  86. Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Yatagan is a walk through the woods maybe in northern Germany. What gets people is a celery note. I don’t pick up on this as objectionable. I have a bottle from 1990s that is wonderful and a current...
  87. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    Maybe 50

    Including attars
  88. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    I like both.
  89. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    It’s now or never. So I ordered some.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    I love Anubis and Tobacco Rose
  91. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    I’m enjoying Noir Epices by Frederic Malle. I suppose it isn’t boozy. But I think it’s a winter scent for most people who pay attention to such things.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Yeah, this and Chypre Siam are my two favorites. But there is also Derviche. Ahh, Derviche how I love you....LOL
  93. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    2 small sprays of Noir Epices by Malle

    I really enjoy this a lot. I am traveling and it’s not my sheets so I went very light. But it was nice falling asleep to this wonderful fragrance.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Just wanted something reassuring and pleasant, so I wore Bortnikoff Musk Cologne. Very pleasant.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Today it’s Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff, one of his very pleasant and incredibly high quality fragrances that is not a masterpiece but quite nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    I blind bought a bottle. Looking forward to it when I get back home.
  97. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    I haven’t.
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Thank you.
  99. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    US$60. A bargain. I think it's better than By Kilian Straight to Heaven Extreme, and much much cheaper.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    SOTE: Oud Maximus by Bortnikoff
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