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    Re: Help Me Choose a Perfume for My Wedding!

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    Egoiste
    Tea for Two
    Kolonya
    Musc Ravageur
    Fille en Aiguilles
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    Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

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    Patou pour Homme
    Sycomore
    Habit Rouge
    Pour Monsieur
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Kouros
    Bel Ami
    Pour un Homme
    Egoiste
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
  4. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

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    Sycomore EDT
    Derby
    Egoiste
    Kouros
    Leather Oud
    Antaeus
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Third Man
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

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    Great one, Bavard. I might try some soft, bitter-powdery, rubbery vintage Black (Bulgari). Something, fun, engaging and good to share. Maybe even some older Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Au Coeur du Desert
    Habit Rouge EDT
    Egoiste
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Musc Ravageur
    New York Intense
    Chergui
    Zino Davidoff
    Ungaro 1
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

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    Vintage where possible:

    Kouros

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Third Man
    Yohji Homme
    Mouchoir de Mosnsieur
  8. Re: Seeking information on older bottles of Eau d'Hermes

    You're a rare creature, Johnny. 97% of the jokers on this site would never understand that.

    "It's a great fragrance, but it's weak and doesn't last." 2/5 - Turns out the thing is perfect, lasts...
  9. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

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    Ormonde Man
  11. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    Drier, dustier, less amber and vanilla, richness without heaviness, free of any burden and frippery, luminous and smooth as c-m on a gold tooth - Au Coeur du Desert is closer to the original intent.
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    :thumbup:
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

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    Inverno Russo
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I haven't tried it. I'm looking forward to it.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Loads of ridiculous bullshit.

    Wearing Chypre Siam, btw. Nothing but a serious, luxurious all-day fragrance. Warm, elegant, off-dry, comfortable but never slack, always present but never loud....
  16. Fougere Royale (2010) - Has nothing to do with the original 1882 Fougere Royale.

    Fragrantica had a review page up for this fragrance nine years ago.

    Fougere Royale 2010 is a sad little thing as far away from the original 1882 formulation as a hawk from the moon.

    Get it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    :thumbup:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    La Nuit (Paco Rabanne)

    Like anything for a secure person, an enlightened and discerning person: No rules. It's for women, men, and whoever wants to wear it. La Nuit is "perfume made flesh".
  19. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Definitely.

    A magisterial fragrance and an excellent iris.
  20. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    L'Iris de Fath - Supposedly coming out in a less expensive concentration.

    L'Attesa

    Iris Silver Mist - Hopefully it's still decent.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

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    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Derby
    Azemour les Orangers
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    Great fucking movie!

    Like sex, laughter is such a toggle switch for the nervous system................................
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    Re: Perfume Critics (outside of Basenotes)

    Definitely.
  24. Re: Scents that are a dumb reach (whatever that means)

    Stupid name.

    The main thing I ask myself is: “Why not nothing?”
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Patou pour Homme (vintage)

    A serious, luxurious all-day fragrance that smells great and feels even better. Warm, elegant, off-dry, comfortable but never slack, always present but never loud....
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    Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Standing by the psychopomp, I like Kolonya.

    Otherwise:

    Vintage Apres l'Ondee
    Vintage Jicky parfum
    Vintage Mitsouko parfum
    Vintage L'Heure Bleue parfum
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    Thanks. Tried Derby again tonight and wondered why it it took me so long to start liking it again.
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    Patou pour Homme
    Sycomore EDT
    Habit Rouge
    Derby
    Kouros
    Bel Ami
    Pour Monsieur
    Jicky EDP
    Knize Ten
    Egoiste
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Derby
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Patou pour Homme
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Re: Famous Anosmics (?)

    “One of the stories I heard when I started meeting the perfumers and was let into their tightly closed world involves Jean Carles, one of the greatest perfume makers in Paris–he used to work for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That's for damn sure. There aren't many strifeknots in the world. Like his signature, spreading the aesthetic bliss. He's got a lotta great stuff on there now.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Similar quality and tone, I'm using Chypre Siam when I want an alternative to vintage Patou pour Homme.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If they're satisfied, I'm satisfied. :-)
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

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    Rive Gauche (1971)

    Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
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    Re: ‘Correct’ application of fragrances

    I smelled something great at The Perfume House not long ago. Semi-sweet, woody, mesmerizing. The woman had one spray on her forearm. I love Chergui, but smelling it there gave some new resonance.
  40. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

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    The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it.

    "And, as you get ready to go out, consider Emmanuel Bibesco’s famous question: "Pourquoi pas rien ?".
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    I'd just like to see more of those formulas. Jacques Guerlain, Ernest Beaux arranging their base note accords, playing with every natural animalic.
  42. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    I'm glad I don't worry about whether the fucking things are casual or formal. Some pretentious crap. Such limited thinking. Boxing yourself in. Perfume is boundaryless.

    Got on a bunch of vintage...
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Here is a phenomenal 1920s style mossy woods chypre, properly golden brown, loaded with quality naturals and every necessary magnificent material for the job, including nitro musks:

    Notes include:...
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    Re: Amazing Perfumed Shower Gels and Soaps ?

    Gotta try that.

    Guerlain makes excellent soaps and shower gels. I've used Habit Rouge, Vetiver and Mitsouko. I have some Mitsouko soap that's about forty years old and it smells like it could be...
  45. Thread: Dead Thread

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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    RP,

    I've forgotten about a lot of this stuff. Musk ambrette and musk ketone are both nitro musks.

    Definition of nitro musk. : any of several synthetic chemicals (such as musk ambrette, musk...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I sold four various bottles for the same price I paid. I don't miss any of them.
  47. Thread: Dead Thread

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    Dead Thread

    Gone
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    Re: Holy grail scent

    wrong thread
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    Re: Perfume Critics (outside of Basenotes)

    Most of them aren't technically critics, but whatever.


    Luca Turin

    Octavian Coifan - historian, critic, rarely writes anymore.

    ClaireV

    illicium.verum :)
  50. Thread: Death/Scent

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    Re: Death/Scent

    Good luck. I'd love to be mummified when I'm dead. Or at least my non-physical energy would probably want to. Hmm.

    I wanna smell that smoked civet bladder.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

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    Fougere l'Aube:

    Darker, richer, more natural than Green Irish Tweed, more like the bracing, euphoric freshness of the original 1888 Fougere Royale (smelled a few times - matte grey fresh bubble...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm finding a lot more satisfaction with Rogue Perfumery than I ever did with Creed.
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    Re: Wear what you like in ANY occasion

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    I'm not into limiting my freedom in this world. The only reason you should wear anything is because you like it. You could die any second. If you're not having fun, not getting some...
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    Re: What would you recommend

    Keith Richards desk. Not sure when the photo was taken.

    Habit Rouge up top, Fahrenheit on the bottom. Something else next to Habit Rouge. Another spray bottle of some kind. Hard to tell....
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    Re: Cost for a house to create 100ml of fragrance

    I’m interested in the quality, complexity, and artistry of the thing. There are many designer fragrances whose quality of composition far exceeds that of many niche compositions.

    Roja Dove,...
  56. Thread: Death/Scent

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    Death/Scent

    https://deathscent.com/
    https://deathscent.com/2017/02/02/the-perfumed-mummy-egypt-part-iv/
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Sold my bottle of SM2 Monday. It sold within five minutes of listing it on eBay. Paid $235 to get it here. Sold it for $189. Lost money. Whatever. No reason to sell it for more.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Sold my bottle of the absurdly hyped Siberian Musk 2 (Areej le Dore) for less than I paid. Intrigued by his stuff but I've sold damn near every bottle I bought from him. Went back to real quality,...
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    Re: Higher Prices - Lower Quality

    Luxury is an analgesic. No matter how vile the fragrance, perfume is easy luxury, and easy money.

    Dealer's goin to sell you lots of sweet dreams.
  60. Re: Is scenting perfumes a way to a Heallthy Life?

    Thanks, purecaramel

    I always figured I'd live longer and feel better as long as I kept finding good things to smell. It's about as vital a thing as there is.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    SM2:

    Amusing reading the perception of notes. It's pleasant, benign, nice, adequately substantial and feral. Not into the vintage Tabu angle. Drydown is decent, long-lasting, monotonous....
  62. Poll: Re: Which Fragrance Family Are You Wearing to Easter or Passover Services?

    "Fresh" isn't a family. Whatever. Get this: https://fragrancesoftheworld.com/

    I voted prematurely. I didn't realize it was a religious thing or else I wouldn't have voted. Hmm.
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    Re: Your favorite fresh scent

    Temps where I live are rarely above 68 degrees. In July, these are all fresh:

    Sycomore edt
    Azemour les Orangers
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    No. 88
    Vintage Loewe pour Homme
    Timbuktu
    Vintage Pour...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I like what Miles Davis said. It applies to my experience with cars, homes, art, perfumes, even land:

    “I always listen to what I can leave out.”
  65. Re: Which houses in your collection have the best presentation.

    100974

    Guerlain Coque d'Or (1930s)
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    Re: Recommended reading?

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    Perfumes: The A-Z Guide by Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

    The Chemistry of Fragrances: From Perfumer to Consumer (RSC Paperbacks) 2nd Edition by Charles Sell

    Folio Columns 2003-2014 by Luca...
  67. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Houston, TX. I've been there a lot. I hope you're liking it.

    Right, visit more often. It was great having you around so many years ago.
  68. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Good to see you around, noggs. Did you move? If so, everything just got bigger in Texas. Too bad you can only wear one at a time. But, you could always spray some Jicky “high above your head just...
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    Re: I love heliotrope

    Like all kinds of ingredients, it's in all kinds of fragrances even though you can't necessarily smell it or it isn't in the pyramid, etc. Jacques Guerlain said it was one of the most important...
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur Discontinued

    888-774-2424

    Ask for Guerlain perfumes. They have it.
  71. Re: Name an house that is better than Dior, overall...

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    I like Guerlain, but Dior has maintained quality since the 1940s. Chanel and Hermes are also still excellent.

    Guerlain

    A few that most men would be ok with. Some are discontinued -

    Habit...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Excellent. Might as well try four of five sprays. Maybe those two will sleep in the same bed. They're a couple of great ones, anyway.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    A fool and his money are soon parted, but I like SM. Hopefully, SM2 isn't sweeter. Yeah, dig the bottles.
  74. Re: Are nostalgic and comfort perfumes worth full bottle price?

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    The only reason to wear a fragrance is because you like it. If it didn't give me some kind of comfort, it sure as hell wouldn't be around.
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    Nuclear citrus with a big, blunt synthetic woody amber aromachemical heard across the room and says “Do not approach this asshole”.

    I sprayed it on my female partner, came back later, smelled it...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    That's some beautifully dark and hypnotic stuff. "Chill black metal"
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    PR La Nuit's a great one. She doesn't mess around, or she actually messes around a lot. CS isn't black metal but I was listening to Nocturnal Graves the other day and it was working as a pretty good...
  78. Re: Love Chypre Siam...it's sold out...what's very similar?

    Just wait and buy a bottle from the new batch of Chypre Siam, which is coming soon.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Jon,

    Thanks. If it were music, what do you think it would it be? How about black metal? Hmm. Probably not, but who cares.



    Must get one of those. If it happens it'll be interesting to smell...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Manuel has serious talent. Looking forward to my bottle of the newest generation of Chypre Siam arriving today. I hope to see the Extrait de Parfum soon.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    :thumbup:

    You've got good taste, Bavard. I already knew that. If you like orientals, this is a bad MF.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Derviche

    Bergamot, Labdanum, Vanilla, Antique Jasmine, Olibanum Resin, Sandalwood, Musk, Tobacco Leaf, Leather, Saffron, Civet

    Classically constructed, sublime oriental. Rich, but weightless....
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    Re: In praise of Patou pour Homme

    Good idea, but for a nice new one he's gonna have to sell a lot of bottles:...
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    Re: In praise of Patou pour Homme

    Yep. Always more ships coming in. I remember when I sold you that vintage Heritage EDP so long ago. I thought about it long and hard for many weeks after. That beautiful bottle. I rarely wear...
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    Re: In praise of Patou pour Homme

    Tiffany for Men is basically perfect. Much sweeter, but the same quality, size, and complexity of Patou pour Homme. I'd rather wear Egoiste, but TfM has the edge in scope and complexity. Possibly the...
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    Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    He hadn't smelled it.

    I'm just surprised he smelled it on another person. I rarely smell anything on other people. He and Tania play around with that stuff all the time. Guess what each other is...
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    Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    Saw that. I'm glad to hear he likes it. Must try again.
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    Re: In praise of Patou pour Homme

    I’ll try and get this right.

    1996 – Patou pour Homme was damn near all I cared about. It was basically impossible to find. A store in NYC had it for $800 or so.

    1997 – Basenoter AZsmells had...
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    Re: Fragrance Collector or Curator?

    User
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    Re: Osmotheque conferences

    Wished I lived close to the Osmotheque. I liked listening to de Nicolai and Stephanie Bakouche (Invasion Barbare).
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Chypre Siam (updated formulation)

    I’ve had these samples since November. Thanks, Manuel ! I’m a slow sampler anyway, but I got stuck on this one and wanted to give it time because it’s so good....
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    Re: Twisted Lily is awful

    I just got a repeat of an email that was sent two years ago. They told me the email was sent from their “staging site” while updating their live page.

    They told me ".....there have been some...
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    Re: Kolonya by Rasei Fort

    It's a striking beauty. Refreshingly different. Nothing flashy or loud here. Just "....idle, languid luxury".

    In a rare moment of satisfaction, I bought it two days after I tried it.
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    Re: The newest Perfume Guide by Turin and Sanchez.

    I'm having a hell of a time with the seventy five samples I'm playing with, many of which are excellent and easily acquired.

    I'm thoroughly enjoying this book, just as I knew I would.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Only thing that ever matters is that he makes something good.
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    Re: Please pair a fragrance with this picture

    Trippy stuff for a trippy picture: The dude standing there put on ten sprays of Lapidus pour Homme before entering that cave.
  97. Thread: Top 10 Formal

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    Re: Top 10 Formal

    I wear damn near anything at anytime. I don't classify the things as formal, but here's some random bits:

    Sycomore EDT
    Oud Sublime
    Timbuktu
    Azemour les Orangers
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Kolonya...
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    Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

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  99. Re: BBC Discovery visits The Osmothèque to re-create an Ernest Beaux fragrance

    Thanks Cook.bot.

    That was a pleasure to hear Patricia de Nicolai and Stephanie Backouche talking about all that stuff. Wish I could fly over there and watch them make me an extrait of one of the...
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

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    scentemental

    serpent
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