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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 20th, 2014

    Roja Dove Amber Aoud.
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    If it's just an 'Islamic' shop and not a mosque then no etiquettes to consider :)

    If it's a shop inside a mosque then shoes off possibly depending on where the shop is inside the mosque, also...
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    I've bought from this chap too http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Al-Munawwara-Perfumes

    He had this white Oud that was very good and also some designer type oils.
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    That's a good point. I'd overlooked their attars. I've bought the last two that Taha had; Baghadad (sold out) and Intiqae. Baghadad has an awesome oak moss dry down and Intiqae has 2 quality ouds.
  5. Re: Andy Tauer L'air du Desert Marocain for cheap...

    Cool, thanks for the pointer :)
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    I don't think so. I actually smell a decent enough oud note in Mona's Oud which I didn't in MFK (more blended in).
    Now if we go to Cashmere or Velvet Mood, lovely oud note in both (I prefer them...
  7. Re: Online purchases of Middle Eastern Fragrances?

    I've used Arabian Oud's UK online site. Delivery was quick. I bought Kalemat and Kalemat Black. I asked for some samples and they threw in about 7 different ones. Good buying experience and prices...
  8. Thread: Royal Oud

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    Re: Royal Oud

    It's true, probably been aged for 30 years too :D
  9. Re: there is real oud in a fragrance when the scent opens up your lung

    Can't comment on the respiratory effects but oud oil is a perfume in itself and has an opening, heart and base.

    There are also different grades of oil so whether the real thing is used in a...
  10. Re: Amouage lovers....May we have a conversation.

    +1 Opus II
    Very nice.
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    Re: is Jardin d"Amalfi worth owning?

    It's nice. I'd go with a decant.
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    Re: eBay Seller - Universal-Perfume

    My experience with him thus far has been 1 purchase of 2 bottles a few months ago. Arrived safe but poorly packaged.
    Very recently I've been enquiring about white box Tribute availability through...
  13. Re: I really like Al Rehab Silver, what else would I like from this house?

    Now you mention it, I can see how Creed Spice and Wood is similar to Sultan. However Sultan is missing a cola type vibe I get from CSW.
    The thing with the oils is that they tend to come in different...
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    Re: eBay Seller - Universal-Perfume

    :D It bothers me enough not to do business with him!
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    Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    Neroli Portofino
    GIT
    Sel Marin
    Ciel Man
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    Re: eBay Seller - Universal-Perfume

    Whatsapp seems to be a good option.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 18, 2014

    Roja Dove Enigma Pour Homme Parfum
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    Re: Too many sprays

    I work in education and am around a few thousand people every day, from all backgrounds (albeit mostly teens).
    I've found the behaviour you described (drowning out BO and poor hygiene using...
  19. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    I've had a few compliments from my sister.
    Lots from my wife.
    1 from a male friend.
    1 from a student who just said "mmmm, someone smells REALLY nice" at which point another student piped up that...
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    Re: Anyone try Roja Dove Bergamot?

    Your wallet might!
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    Poll: Re: #1 Perfume Myth

    It may be that some people have this impression due to using a tester to smell a fragrance for the first time, possibly an intense sensory impact. Subsequent exposures don't have that same intensity.
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    It is part of my quest too, to find the mystical Mysore sandalwood, rather clueless where to look! At least with oud oils there are a few places where you can get the best at a price.


    ...
  23. Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Sounds great, got a decant of Harrods Oud coming, will look to procure a bottle of the Agarwood.
  24. Re: Ebay Selling: Generally Good, Sometimes Not: Short venting session

    That is unfortunate :(

    'Noobs' on ebay/those who don't know/appreciate what they are buying are really annoying.

    Hopefully you can relist it with the colour of the juice explained in big bold...
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    Cool, thanks for the feedback. The dormant feature may be due to the absence of alcohol, which would explain why the 'normal' fragrances do their thing regardless.

    Is it real oud oil they use in...
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Perfumes

    I own Indonesian Oud, nice rose and oud combo. Need to try the rest of the line especially Patchouli, Vetiver & Bergamot.
  27. Re: Do you buy the smaller or larger sized bottles?

    I buy the largest bottle possible 99.9% of the time. I feel like I've lost out if I buy the smaller size (economies of scale and a total lack of pragmatism on my behalf).
  28. Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Excellent information, many thanks :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Creed Spice and Wood.
  30. Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud
    http://www.bondno9.com/shop/eau-de-parfum/harrods/view/harrods-swarovski-limited-edition

    Harrods Agarwood...
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    Re: Something similar but better performing?

    Agreed. I haven't reached for Oud for Love in quite a while but can't remember them being similar. Oud for Love is nice though.

    Jubilation XXV has a similar creamy oud note, but I haven't come...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Bergamotto Marino
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Well, I haven't received a reply to my two emails yet and it's coming up to 2 weeks now so...

    Mind you I did order about 60 samples the last time, maybe they're like "oh no, not him again" :D
  34. Re: Grossmith/Krigler/Profumum/MDCI/Memo/Masque Milano/SHL-777/Dorin/Armani/Xerjoff/Creed/Vero/DS Du

    Excellent, thanks PB :)

    Remember me when you get O Hira too!
  35. Re: Grossmith/Krigler/Profumum/MDCI/Memo/Masque Milano/SHL-777/Dorin/Armani/Xerjoff/Creed/Vero/DS Du

    Me too! (and then I must stop, as I keep telling myself lol)
  36. Re: Grossmith/Krigler/Profumum/MDCI/Memo/Masque Milano/SHL-777/Dorin/Armani/Xerjoff/Creed/Vero/DS Du

    Any plans to split Stephane Humbert Lucas: Oud 777 & O Hira?
  37. Re: Found a bottle of gucci rush for men today

    I would have grabbed it. You should rush back ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Fetish Pour Homme Parfum: Roja Dove
  39. Re: Problems with Universalperfumesandcosmetics...

    Any developments with this? Did you manage to reach a satisfactory resolution?
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    Re: Bond 9 question Oud

    You Sir, are a Gentleman and a Scholar :)
    Thanks!
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    Re: Bond 9 question Oud

    Has anybody got a picture of the normal bottle without the crystals? I can only find pictures of the fancy bottle.
    If a kind BN'er could upload a picture it would be most appreciated.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 14, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4033.jpg
  43. Re: Grossmith/Krigler/Profumum/MDCI/Memo/Masque Milano/SHL-777/Dorin/Armani/Xerjoff/Creed/Vero/DS Du

    Any chances of a Homage Attar split if not too late?

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'd take at least 12ml
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 13, 2014

    Acqua Universalis Forte
  45. Re: Where to buy decent, cheap atomisers in the EU?

    I've also bought from cleo-healthcare. Good enough for my purposes and not expensive.
    I was really impressed with the little note inside the package advising to spray the atomiser a few times to...
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    Eternity, aged for 20 years, sounds illogical :D
  47. Re: Problems with Universalperfumesandcosmetics...

    I've ordered from him once, 2 bottles. Arrived safely, abysmally packaged.

    I also sent an email and didn't receive a reply. I then whatsapped him, the number is on the site, and received replies....
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    Yep, 'stank' out a room with ease!
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    Re: Question to UK Basenoters re: Royal Mail

    Aah :(
    The downside to living on an island.
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    Re: Question to UK Basenoters re: Royal Mail

    I've ordered from the EU to the UK, not sure if it is different for fragrances coming into the Motherland, never had a problem thank God!
    One thing I have noticed is that all were delivered using a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Invasion Barbare
  52. Re: What would you get first, Jubilation XXV or Dia Man?

    Lol, if I was a rich banker I would probably do the same ;)

    If you go with Dia first then you will appreciate Jubilation more (it's nicer than Dia imo) whilst both are nice.
    If you go with...
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    Re: You only get one....

    That take on oud is hilarious :D

    I can still keep my pure oud oils right? If that is the case then Armani Prive Oud Royal.
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Not as of yet.



    I can imagine :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 11, 2014

    Amouage Homage
  56. Re: I would like a Montale sample suggestion...

    Aoud Musk
    Dark Aoud
    Black Aoud
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Hasn't replied to my two emails though - despite having spent a couple of hundred quid on my previous order, hmmm...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Eau Savage
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Versace Eau Fraiche
  60. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    I don't feel strange, more like a little incomplete.
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Oooo, let's see...

    Leather Oud by Al Haramain
    Amouage Ciel Man
    L'erbolario Neroli x 2
    L'erbolario Dolcelisir x 2
    Bois de Portugal
    Spice & Wood
    Straight to Heaven
    Arabian Oud Qasr
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61b3oW30taL._SL1500_.jpg
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    Re: montale aoud velvet uk

    If you get stuck: http://www.scentsamples.uk.com/montale-aoud-velvet/perfume/138
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    Arabian Oud Kalemat

    http://www.bornbeauty.co.uk/ekmps/shops/batb1/images/arabian-oud-kalemat-unisex-was-87--2586-p.jpg
  65. Re: LEATHER OUDH by Al Haramain - What is it like ? ... a Tom Ford knockoff ?

    It's on my to buy list.

    Top note: Thyme, Raspberry

    Middle note: Jasmine, Cashmere wood, Labdanum, Orris

    Base note: Leather, Cedar wood, Amber, Musk
    Taken from...
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    Re: The best neroli?

    I think a few internet reviews/reviewers may have inadvertently helped with the price increase! Some of the pricing is getting ridiculous. I managed to get 2 big bottles recently for cheap from an...
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    +1 for Xerjoff Khat
    Zafar starts off with strong Hindi barnyard, and whilst not being a big fan of barnyard, it's tolerable. I find Khat to be a creamy sort of skank. It lacks some of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Allure Homme Sport
  69. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    Oud Royal by a country mile. One of my all time favourites. It smells rich and as described above 'creamy oud'.

    Oud Wood, whilst pleasant, is on the sweet side and I don't get any Oud from it.
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    Re: Buying decants and samples (UK)

    I've ordered from them before, even the 1ml samples came in an atomiser and everything was nicely labeled.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    Daytime: Roja Dove Amber Oud
    Evening: Puredistance M + a swipe of Maroke 2004 oud oil
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    Re: "Jack" perfume by Richard E. Grant

    Notes are definitely intriguing.
  73. Re: TOP TEN for Spring and Summer - what are they?

    This will be my first summer as a serious fraghead so my list is somewhat noob-like, will probably reach for these more so now:

    Sel Marin
    GIT
    ADP Essenza
    Mugler Cologne
    Bergamotto Marino...
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    Re: How do you guys organize your samples?

    Mine are currently in various jiffy bags, a carrier bag, an old perfume box and lined up on my bookshelf. I need to find a nice case for them.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Ralph Lauren Safari
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 31, 2014

    Aventus.
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    For me:

    1) Pure Oud
    2) Straight to Heaven
    3) A Taste of Heaven
    4) Amber Oud

    Didn't like Back to Black - too sweet for my liking. Haven't tried much else, would like to try Incense Oud.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Indonesian Oud by Ermenegildo Zegna
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    MFK Cashmere Mood
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 24, 2014

    Laddm
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    Re: Oud Bakhakh by Syed Junaid Alam

    Ameer al Oudh is lovely - after the initial alcohol blast.

    This Bakhakh looks interesting too.
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    Re: Aoud Curiosity

    Oud has many different scent profiles ranging from (not exhaustive) ripe fruits/plum, fecal/overly ripe, pungent, green forests, minty menthol, honey, smoke and incense. It all depends on the source...
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    Re: Effects of climate on sense of smell

    I find fresh air helps me smell fragrances better.
  84. Re: Recommendations for a good quality typical ARABIC/EASTERN type of men's scent

    +1



    +1
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    I also fell in love with Indonesian Oud the first time I smelt it, I bought if after one spray there and then.
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    Re: Aoud Curiosity

    It's the spelling that gives that impression - that's what got me to click this thread. :D
  87. Thread: By Kilian

    by bigbloke
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    Re: By Kilian

    As above, eBay is a good bet. I've picked up 3 bottles thus far from there at very good prices.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Amouage: Epic Man.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Penhaligon's LP No9
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    Re: S O T D Monday March 17, 2014

    Frapin 1270
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    Re: Montale coffret

    Sounds great, a good way to try different fragrances.
  92. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    That would be cumin.
  93. Re: Which Roja Parfums are excellent for summer and smell fantastic???

    I just got my Vetiver Extrait which smells fantastic and lasts for ages.
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    Poll: Re: Do u think eyebrow slitz are cool?

    I dislike them but hey, it's a free world or so I get told! They remind me of cats who have been in a fight.
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    Extreme Oud By Kilian
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    I tried Castile and bought Essenza instead, just seemed a lot more rounded and fulfilling as a scent.
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    Re: Sampled/tested more than once

    That's a really good point, thanks!
  98. Re: What have been some of your favorite blind buys and why? What made you take the risk?

    Way too many to mention, but one I was rather chuffed about was Extreme Oud By Kilian. Bargain price and brand new :) Interesting to note that it wasn't as extreme as I expected, very different but...
  99. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    Perhaps due to everybody regularly being in a state of connection to one of those?
    Earthy - we live on it, it's all around us
    Dirty - we all get dirty
    Skanky - we all get skanky
    Fecal - we all......
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    Re: Sampled/tested more than once

    I try each sample 3 times - unless it is something hideous that has scarred me mentally, in which case it is twice; just to make sure I really don't like it.
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