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  1. Poll: Re: Puredistance M or Creed Spice and Wood for fall/winter?

    I've never tried Fetish, but as I understand it's like PDM with lime and some added castoreum? I'm not that fond of lime in fragrances. I think PDM is magic. It's almost as if there are some kind of...
  2. Poll: Re: Puredistance M or Creed Spice and Wood for fall/winter?

    I love cedar in some fragrances, while it kind of ruins some fragrances that would be awesome without it (like Creed Windsor). Is Spice and Wood a dry fragrance?
  3. Poll: Puredistance M or Creed Spice and Wood for fall/winter?

    I'm looking for a new fall/winter fragrance and was actually going to get Puredistance M which I love. Now I have started to get very interested in Creeds Spice and Wood, after reading reviews. Still...
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    Re: Une Rose for men?

    Ever got any comments, bad or good?
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    Re: Une Rose for men?

    Do you wear it to work? I've noticed office wear could be a little complicated with most fragrances, but especially for those not fitting the "norm". People not interested in perfumes can tell you...
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    Une Rose for men?

    I just got a sample of this amazing fragrance. Everywhere on the net I read it's a womans rose fragrance. That was my first thought too. On me it started out as if you put your nose in a rose out in...
  7. Re: Le Labo Rose 31 EdP vs oil vs something else?

    I got a free sample of Serge Lutens - La fille de Berlin today. This could also be an alternative. Very nice rose, but maybe a bit too feminine. I have to do some more sampling before deciding :).
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  8. Re: Le Labo Rose 31 EdP vs oil vs something else?

    I think I'll get a full bottle. But I don't know if I should go with the EdP or the perfume oil.
  9. Re: Le Labo Rose 31 EdP vs oil vs something else?

    Already own it (forgot to mention it), and while it's nice I think it could be called Black Aoud Sport or something :). I find it a little too dark for spring - I think of it more as a fall...
  10. Le Labo Rose 31 EdP vs oil vs something else?

    I'm looking for a new spring fragrance, and I really love my Rose 31 EdP-sample. Now I see there's an oil version of it. Do they smell the same? Which one do you prefer? The only gripe I have with my...
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    Re: Top 10 Niche fragrances..!

    Clive Christian No 1 Men
    Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Windsor
    Heeley's Agarwoud
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    Guerlain...
  12. Re: How many in your collection do you rate 10 out of 10 and which?

    Invasion Barbare - always a 10
    Clive Christian No 1 Men - always a 10
    Michael for Men (the original formulation) - 10 (actually a little lower, but for the price it's a perfect 10)
    Creed Aventus -...
  13. Re: Tauer L' Air du desert marocain & MDCI Invasion Barbare a close match?

    As people say - not similar in any way. I blind bought LADDM but swapped it because I didn't care for it. Invasion Barbare is on a shared first place in my top list.
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    Re: scents that change the mood to sadness

    Not a men's perfume, but L'heure Bleue gives me the blues :). Also Channel Antaeus makes me somewhat depressed.
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    Re: Clive Christian question

    Can you compare X for men with something else? The notes sounds a bit similar to Puredistance M (which is a fine fragrance, but not really for me). I really love the top- and middlenotes in No 1 for...
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    Re: Clive Christian no.1 VS Amouage Gold

    Amouage Gold is the only fragrance so far that makes me feel sick. It smells of death. Clive Christian No 1 on the other hand is just lovely - especially during the winter. Love the tonka and fruit...
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal & Rose Anonyme

    I've got my Rose Anonyme and it reminds me of a mix of Montale Black Aoud and MFK Lumiere Noir. It starts out rather heavy (but not as heavy as Black Aoud), then later it turns into a clean rose...
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal & Rose Anonyme

    I'm eagerly waiting for my Rose Anonyme. How does it compare to Heeleys Agarwoud? I really love Agarwoud, and it seems to share some notes at least on the paper. I guess they're not similar at all,...
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal & Rose Anonyme

    I already pushed the purchase button :). I can't say I like A*men. Maybe the patchouli makes them somewhat similar, I don't know if they share any other notes?
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal & Rose Anonyme

    I'm thinking of blind buying Rose Anonyme. I have almost only read rave reviews of it and the notes sounds really nice as I love rose, oud and papyrus. Anyone have anything negative to say about it,...
  21. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - which ones are worth trying?

    So where do you place Lumiere Noire? That's the only one I have tried so far, and I think it's wonderful.
  22. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - which ones are worth trying?

    Is it very different from the absolue-version? Worth trying both?
  23. Maison Francis Kurkdjian - which ones are worth trying?

    I'm going to order Lumiere Noire Homme which I really love. I also saw they're offering samples - four samples for 12 EUR, so I was thinking of getting four samples too. Which are worth trying?
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    Bell'Antonio - what is it like?

    I'm a bit obsessed with tobacco fragrances right now. I ordered some tobacco themed samples from LS, the one I liked best was Bell'Antonio by Hilde Soliani. First I thought it smelled like a...
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    Got my Michael Kors and Bogart PH today. It was the new version of Michael, and it's like a light version of the vintage. No smoke, no complex notes, watery, synthetic and pretty boring :(. I'm very...
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    I just found out about Black Walnut by Banana Republic. It seems to be a good fragrance if you like Michael. Anyone tried it?
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    Has anyone recently ordered Michael from FragranceX? They're having a fall sale right now. I just ordered a bottle of Bogart Pour Homme and a 4.2 oz backup bottle of Michael. I hope I will get the...
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    Thanks again ericrico, very nice description! I know I must have it now :).
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    Now it starting to smell a bit like L'Instant de Guerlain PH - but a better version. I think I liked the start better, I can't smell the rose anymore...
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    Got my samples today. I actually got TWO of them, in separate packages :D. Have just tried for a couple of minutes and it's quite nice, but a bit on the feminine side - isn't it?
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    Thanks! I already own London and really like it too, but I still prefer Michael. So if I own London and Michael, would Bogart Pour Homme be a good choice? I read somewhere that it is very synthetic,...
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    I really love this fragrance! I wore some to work last week, and people just gathered around me, like fruitflies around a rotten apple :). I think it must have been the fragrance. Got no compliments,...
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    Re: New Heeley Extraits

    I love Agarwoud, will probably buy a full bottle. To my nose it's a mix of the rose and oud from Black Aoud and the freshness from Geir Ness, only better.
  34. Re: New release from MDCI - Cyphre Palatin...got it today

    This is so beautiful! I got a 12 ml sample from Parfums MDCI. Invasion Barbare is number one on my top list, but I think I will have to place CP on place number two. I don't have much experience with...
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    I love it for winter and autumn, almost "niche class" for very little money. It lasts really long on me, probably several days if I don't take a shower.
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    I just need a worthy bottle to decant it into :). I think I might try sealing the leak with a glue gun or something, but I don't know if the glue is resistent to alcohol. I have to check it up....
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    Well, I get to keep my leaking bottle, containing 45 ml of Invasion Barbare. I could either try to seal the leak, or decant it into a non leaking bottle. Then I will get 50 ml in an aluminium flacon,...
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    You were right, he really IS amazing! I mailed him this evening, and got a reply about 40 minutes later. I can get a new bottle if I return the leaking one, but he also offered me a very attractive...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Impressive work! I hope not non-fragrancejunkies notice this list, if so GIT and Aventus will be the new Le Male and Acqua di Gio...
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    That's what I thought about two years ago too. Got a sample from Luckyscent and didn't care for it. I could not understand why so many loved it. Then a couple of months ago I went through my old...
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    Have you tried Invasion Barbare? It's the most beautiful fragrance I have ever experienced. I guess the leaking bottles are just a very isolated problem. I've tried the atomizer, and I'm very...
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    I did that too and didn't notice any leakage. Then later I just turned the bottle 90 degrees, with the slit (where the tassel is attached) downwards. That's when I noticed the leakage, the whole slit...
  43. Re: Mark Birley Charles Street or Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    What do you think about wearing Tuscan Leather during the summer? I'm thinking of wearing it (or the fake oil actually) to work tomorrow. I think it might work, with the raspberry note keeping it...
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    Re: Blind buy: Encre Noire and Dirty English

    Encre Noire = Iso E Super + vetiver. Dirty English is pretty good. Anyhow I wouldn't (but I did - with both!) blind buy any of them (again). There are lots of better fragrances that you actually will...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    LOL! 6" and wears the fragrance on the knees. The lady ants must really love it.
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    I could do that, but I'm too honest/stupid :). Besides, I have about 5 samples at 1 ml each.
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    That's sad... I got a free sample of Chypre Palatin with my IB. Really like it, but I don't want another leaking bottle. Maybe best to wait a while until they have solved the quality issues.
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    Just to make things clear: I did not order this bottle directly from Parfums MDCI, but from a retailer in US. I don't want to blame anyone and won't mention the name of the company. As I said...
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    Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    I have waited over a month for my Invasion Barbare. Yesterday it finally arrived. When I opened the package (which was very carefully packaged) and removed the plastic wrapping around the box I...
  50. Re: Mark Birley Charles Street or Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    I blind bought Charles Street a couple of years ago. I think I have worn it twice in public and tried it at home a few times. I want to like it, but I can't. Today I got a package from Attarking and...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Windsor vs Invasion Barbare?

    Finally I got a sample of Windsor and I can now say I find Invasion Barbare more masculine, complex and versatile than Windsor. Still, Windsor is a really, really beautiful and evocative fragrance....
  52. Re: What is your worst/most disappointing blind buy ?

    Psychedelic by Rich Hippie
    Nirvana by Rich Hippie

    Both in the same order. Total disappointment.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare, what else?

    Ok, I've found it. Got my sample of Ambre Topkapi by MDCI. Just like IB, it just reeks of quality. Not quite as good as IB, but still a lot better than most fragrances I have sampled. Very fresh but...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare, what else?

    I find it a lot warmer than IB. It's nice when the jasmine shines through, but I get mostly cinnamon, vanilla and leather. I only have a sample vial, maybe it's different if you spray it. I have...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare, what else?

    Not if you compare them head to head :). After smelling IB and then directly Sartorial, Sartorial just smells like sweet beeswax and some random notes. Then back to IB again and you'll feel a soft...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare, what else?

    Maybe a bit off-topic, but here we go. I'm not looking for something too similar to IB - I don't think it can get any better. It's the most beautiful fragrance I have ever smelled. I wore it this...
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    Re: Best masculine rose for hot days?

    Yes that's a lovely fragrance. That reminds me to add Penhaligon's Castile to the list too.
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    Re: Best masculine rose for hot days?

    Thanks for all your suggestions, I forgot about Amouage Lyric Man. I have some samples of this somewhere, it's really nice too. Guess I really have to try Lumiere Noire, sounds like something I would...
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    Best masculine rose for hot days?

    I have a small sample of Le Labo Rose 31. It's very fresh and soapy on my skin and I really get lots of rose in this one, almost no cumin at all. I think it should work really well on hot summerdays,...
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    Re: Le Labo 15 ml?

    Thanks!
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    Le Labo 15 ml?

    Anyone know what the 15 ml Le Labo-bottles looks like? Are they even bottles, or vials? Glass? Plastic? Atomizer? I tried googling but couldn't find any pictures.
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    Re: 1 Fragrance you can't live without.

    Parfums MDCI - Invasion Barbare. I could start a cult around this fragrance - it's divine! :)
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    Re: Lumiere Noir pour homme

    How does LNPH compare to Creed Windsor and Le Labo Rose 31? Can you even compare them? The only one of these three I have tried is Rose 31.
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    Re: Layering successes

    Not exactly layering, but I just ate some dark 70% chocolate, wearing Invasion Barbare. Really weird combo, the chocolate tasted better and the IB really shined (even more than usual)? You should try...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Windsor vs Invasion Barbare?

    So which one would you reach for in the following sittuations?

    Spring/Summer
    1. Formal meeting at work, daytime?
    2. Romantic date in the evening?
    3. On a couple of hours long train ride/flight...
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    Re: Penhaligon's fragrances

    I have sampled most of them and own a couple, but the best one by far is Castile.
  67. Re: Your hardcore summer fragrances that you actually wear !?

    AdP Colonia
    Creed Aventus
    CdG Hinoki
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
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    Poll: Creed Windsor vs Invasion Barbare?

    I know both these fragrances get much love from basenoters. I just recently discovered the beauty of Invasion Barbare. It's the most classy fragrance I've smelled so far, and it's beautiful done. I'm...
  69. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Aventus
    Creed GIT
    AdP Colonia
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
  70. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Aventus
    Creed GIT
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    AdP Colonia
  71. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Aventus
    Creed GIT
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    AdP Colonia
  72. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Aventus
    Creed GIT
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    AdP Colonia
  73. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Aventus
    Creed GIT
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    CdG Hinoki
  74. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Aventus
    Creed GIT
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    CdG Hinoki
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chène vs Fille en Aiguilles.

    Are both for fall/winter or will they work on cold/rainy summerdays too?
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chène vs Fille en Aiguilles.

    I guess TPC have samples of all Serge Lutens. You can also get wax samples directly from sergelutens.com, or at least could.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chène vs Fille en Aiguilles.

    Ok, I really didn't mean fresh like a airfreshener kind of fresh. I guess I meant to ask if it was cloying/sickly sweet? :)
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chène vs Fille en Aiguilles.

    If you enjoy the smell of a pineforest, would FeA be a good choice? Would you get a walk-in-a-pine-forest-illusion from it, or is the pine more sweet than fresh? Is it somewhat comparable to Burberry...
  79. Smooth herbal fragrance with menthol and (clean) musk?

    In Sweden we have som different brands of "throat pastilles" which brings me back good memories from my childhood. Now I'm looking for a fragrance with similar notes. I don't expect you to know what...
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    Re: Bought Musc Alize blind

    My favourite musk so far is Nasomatto Silver Musk. I just read the reviews on Luckyscent (yes, I read reviews of the fragrances I already own :)) and someone mentioned they liked CSP Musk better. I...
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    Re: Rich Hippie fragrances.

    Got my two Rich Hippie fragrances today. What can I say... My two worst blindbuys ever. Fortunatly I bought those 5 ml rollons, so I'm not ruined. Psychedelic smells like some sore throat candy with...
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    Re: Rich Hippie fragrances.

    Me too! So, I just blindordered Nirvana and Psychedelic. I'll let you know what they are like next week when I'll get them :).
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    Re: Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    Ok, today I got my money back to my account - they were reserved for about 5-6 days. Still no reply to my e-mail. Today I "cancelled" the order by moving back the money from my internet...
  84. Thread: Clean Musk

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    Re: Clean Musk

    A year later - and I now own Silver Musk and have to agree. I don't think it's possible to do a better clean musk than Silver Musk :).
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    Re: your top 5 sexiest fragrances

    In no particular order:
    Silver Musk by Nasomatto
    Musc Ravageur
    Amouage Silver
    Amouage Ciel
    Creed Green Irish Tweed - especially in cold weather
    Havana by Aramis

    Sorry, that was six - I could...
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    Re: Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    I'm just a bit concerned regarding the shipping rates. UK orders are £4.99 and for overseas order add £10. As I live in Sweden I guess I should pay £14.99, but the webshop said £4.99 and there were...
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    Re: Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    I ordered two Amouages from them last sunday. All I got was a receipt in the browser. No mail confirmation or anything. I mailed them yesterday morning asking for the order status, still no reply.
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    Re: Havana by Aramis out of production?

    So, what do you think of Havana as an office fragrance? Personally I love it as a fragrance - I find it very fresh in a earthy kind of way. But I also find it very classy, maybe even too classy, and...
  89. Re: Narciso Rodriguez- ( EDT vs. EDP vs.Musc Oil ) -Comparison

    The oil is beautiful and has great sillage and longevity on my skin. One drop is all it takes and it will last 24 hours. Actually one of my colleague commented once when I wore it to work (one tiny...
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    Re: Got my Amouage samples today

    Once again I wore some Ciel to bed, and this night too I woke up and felt that beautiful smell. Now I'm ordering it! Never happened before that a fragrance wakes me up because it smells so beautiful....
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    Re: Got my Amouage samples today

    I actually think Silver is smoother/rounder than Ciel, but even if Ciel is sharper, it's also a lot quieter on my skin. I should get both, but I can't spend that much on fragrances this month :).
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    Re: Got my Amouage samples today

    I have now sampled Ciel for two days. It reminds me a lot of Silver, but is lighter. Peach instead of plum, not so much patchouli but more vetiver, and more floral than Silver. I really don't know if...
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    I had some BA stuck to my jacket (transferred from my wrists). I could feel the smell for at least two weeks. The longevity on skin is crazy too. The dry down is so slow that I usually apply it...
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    Re: Tommy Hilfiger Loud

    I have never found a TH I like, but this one sounds interesting. Rose and tobacco seems like a nice combination, and if the patchouli isn't too loud I think I might like this. So how's the tobacco...
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    Re: Havana by Aramis out of production?

    Wow! What a wonderful fragrance! I just picked it up from the post office. I couldn't keep myself from opening it and trying a tiny spray on my hand while waiting for the bus. I just love the dry...
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    Connect a tobacco fragrance to a picture

    I know we are many who love tobacco fragrances. I don't like smoking, but I love the smell of tobacco, especially burning pipe tobacco. Here's a collage with different type of smokers in different...
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    Re: Havana by Aramis out of production?

    Maybe I should have ordered a backup bottle in case it goes out of production again. Anyone else ever considered (or actually bought) a backup bottle as a blind buy? :)
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    Havana by Aramis out of production?

    They actually called me today and said they were sorry for the inconvenience. Everything is solved now :).
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    Best layerings

    I put on some Musc Ravageur earlier today. Now I decided to wear some Amoage Homage Attar to bed - a really beautiful combination :).
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    Re: Havana by Aramis out of production?

    Do you know which year it was relaunched?

    Edit: I just placed an order on parfumdreams.de, money was drawn from my account but didn't get any confirmation. Any experiences from this site? :p
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