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    Re: Smoky and Sweet

    Good call.
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    Re: Good deep spice scent?

    I agree with this as well as with Witness for great cheapies. The best deep cinnamon-dominated spice fragrance I've ever smelled though is Dev One from Olympic Orchids. I'm willing to bet that this...
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    Re: Best "Masculine" Rose/Violet

    Thanks for all of the recommendations so far! I wanted to clarify that cacio was correct that I meant violet flower and not violet leaf. His Chowder mint reference is an apt one. Of the fragrances...
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    Best "Masculine" Rose/Violet

    I gravitate toward the uber-masculine fragrances but i also love rose (and violet) fragrances. What would you suggest as the most masculine (woody, musky) rose and/or violet fragrances?
  5. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    Has anyone smelled the new Rume yet?
  6. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    I already have both of these, but I'm very happy to see them back; especially Grev. I never thought that one got its due.
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    Re: Tell me about Puredistance M

    I found it very good, but I didn't think it brought anything new or exciting to the table to make me feel like I needed to spend that price on it. I don't mind spending a lot of money on a fragrance,...
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    Compliment in 95 Degree Heat

    I just thought I'd pass this on. I was at an outdoor party this afternoon and after I was there three and a half hours in very humid 95 degree heat, a friend hugged me goodbye and said I smelled...
  9. Re: NEW Imaginary Authors - An Air of Despair

    I'm just curious as to whether you've tried A City on Fire, hednic. It was released a bit under the radar and I think fewer people have smelled it. It's worth a try unless you don't like smokey...
  10. NEW Imaginary Authors - An Air of Despair

    I just noticed this new Imaginary Authors fragrance is now available of their website. Here's the description:

    AN AIR OF DESPAIR
    When Vivian Gwyn's parents mysteriously disappear one month before...
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    +1 on A City on Fire, Black Tourmaline, Kolnisch Juchten, Bois d'Ascese, and Yatagan. I'd add two Slumberhouse fragrances - Jeke and Norne and two from Profumum - Fumidus and Arso.
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    Dominico Caraceni is a wonderful incense rose. I also agree with the recommendation of Aramis 900. Another one I would add is Slumberhouse Sadanne, which took me a while to love. It's a very strange...
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    Lorenzo Villoresi Kamasurabhi

    I just saw this new release. I used to love Lorenzo Villoresi, but his releases in recent years have not appealed to me. This one sounds likewise unappealing but I'm curious about what others think....
  14. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Slumberhouse 10
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I noticed Sova is no longer on the Slumberhouse website. I wonder if Josh thought that having both Sova and Kiste in the line at the same time was a problem. If so, I think that's a shame. I prefer...
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    Re: Yatagan, at long last

    I LOVE this one. I get a celery seed note, but not celery itself. One of my all time top 10 for sure.
  17. Thread: Wood Smoke

    by Tonyprince
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    Re: Wood Smoke

    Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascèse
    Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline
    Imaginary Authors A City on Fire

    These are the three best examples of pure woodsmoke. Although less clearly woodsmoke, Slumberhouse...
  18. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    Eau de Gloire
    Fougere Bengale
    Cuir Ottoman
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I like Kiste, but I keep going back and forth on whether I need to add it to my collection since I own bottles of both Sova and Baque. I noticed there has been some disagreement about it's similarity...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse?

    My partner pointed out that there is a penicillin note that is actually present and could be problematic for most people. I'm not sure what is creating this accord, but that be something to consider...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse?

    Some very nice woody notes start taking over after the first hour or so. I think Buysblind could be right that it's a reimagined version of something else like maybe Baque, but it is different....
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    Re: New Slumberhouse?

    I got one, too, and I just spayed it on. It's very oily and is still visible on my arm from a single spray a few minutes ago. It is definitely nothing like Sadanne. It's closer to the Sova/Baque...
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    Re: L'artisan Parfumeur

    Dzongkha
    Dzing!
    Fou d'Absinthe

    These are my top three, but I own and enjoy several others as well.
  24. Thread: Bay Rum

    by Tonyprince
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    Re: Bay Rum

    I really enjoy bay rums and have tried many. Here are my favorites and they are very inexpensive:

    C. O. Bigelow Bay Rum
    Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage and Cedar
    Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes, and Peppercorns...
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    Re: Burning Wood

    I love these kinds of scents and there have been many great recommendations on this thread already, my favorite probably being Black Tourmaline. I'll just add the recent (and as yet unmentioned) A...
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Oriza L. Legrand - Royal Bourbon Vetiver - Pepperminty Vetiver.
    Profumum - Fumidus - Extreme Islay Scotch Vetiver
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Vetiver - Patchouli and Lavender with Dirty Vetiver
    MPG -...
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    Re: Envy For Men Gucci Alternative

    That's a pepperminty lavender. It has very little in common with Envy. I'd check out Floris Santal instead, given what you've said you're interested in.
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    Re: i need a nice juniper scent

    I'll have to join in the chorus on this one.
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    Re: Creed Bois de Cedrat

    It doesn't last forever, but it is a really nice scent. I wore it once with a hangover and it practically cured it with its happy freshness. I don't find it soapy.
  30. Thread: Profumum

    by Tonyprince
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    Re: Profumum

    I really like this line. My Favorites are Arso, Thundra, Fumidus and Victrix.
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    Re: The Aramis range

    1) Devin
    2) 900
    3) Aramis

    I really like the whole range. New West, although not my favorite, is really underrated as an influential fragrance.
  32. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    Profumum Victrix
    Mazzolari Mazzolari
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Hey, I for one would like some more info even if they will change considerably before they hit the shelves!
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    Re: Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental - A COMEBACK

    I think it has been re-released. Here's hoping they do the same with Miel de Bois. The bell jars are pretty, but I really don't care about getting them.
  35. Re: New house Juniper Ridge with three Backpacker’s Cologne

    These have been repackaged now with cool wooden tops and the perfumes are in really nice little bottles now. Caruther's Canyon has been re-named Mojave. I've become a big fan of this company in the...
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    Re: Caraceni 1913

    I hope it does come back. I have bottle of it and it's really great.
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    Slumberhouse Vikt in the new bottle

    Has anybody tried the newest version of Vikt that Lucky Scent has? I don't think it's ever appeared on the Slumberhouse website in the new bottle and Lucky Scent seems to be the only place that has...
  38. Re: Which Jacques Bogart to start this house with?

    You're not going to get a better answer than this one.
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    Re: Aramis Devin

    Maybe Mazzolari's namesake fragrance could be considered an upscale Devin in some ways.
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    Re: A spooky, sensual forest perfume?

    Agree with Black Tourmaline, Norne, Yatagan, and the Juniper Ridge offerings. I'd add the new Imaginary Author's A City on Fire, too. I love Fou d'Absinthe but it doesn't fit this description for me.
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Agree. BTW, the sample of Cape Heartache I was sent along with this sample was less sweet and fruity than the bottle of it I own. I think he's toned down that strawberry note.
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Agree. BTW, the sample of Cape Heartache I was sent along with this sample was less sweet and fruity than the bottle of it I own. I think he's toned down that strawberry note.
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    You'll enjoy it, Mike. It's a great fragrance for us smoke fiends! Unlike OctaVariuM, I get woody smokiness throughout.
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    I just got my sample and I'm digging this one. Wheredjaredgo is right that there is definitely a mesquite barbeque vibe going on in the fragrance, but it turns into a great burnt wood fragrance. The...
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    Re: Any nice Bay Rum Colognes?

    C.O. Bigelow's version is great, as has been mentioned. For a crazy edgy take on bay rum be sure to try Czech and Speake's Cuba.
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    Re: Black friday steals and deals!

    Bought Sadanne blind for 33% off. I hope I like it. My timing wasn't great. I just ordered a sample of it the other day that hasn't arrived yet!
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    Just ordered a sample. Can't wait to try it!
  48. Re: New Oriza L. Legrand - Violettes Du Czar!!

    I'm really looking forward to this one. It's hard to find a great masculine violet fragrance. I've not purchased anything from this house yet, but I sampled extensively and they have some excellent...
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    Re: New "Ambre Precieux Ultime" by MPG

    I believe Laporte died a few years ago. They must be still crediting him for the original fragrance.
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Great suggestions. I had to comment on this one because of the inclusion of Montecristo. Great stuff. I'm so excited the weather is getting colder so I can start wearing this one more.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sova to make it's return

    I have a bottle of the earlier version, too. I really like it but I find I wear Baque more. I wonder if he'll ever bring that one back. It would be interesting to see how he'd do Grev these days,...
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    Marc Jacobs - Bang! is the best pure peppery fragrance, although not as potent as its name would suggest. Piper Nigrum is more complex and wonderful even in its current state, which is a lesser...
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    Re: Juniper Ridge

    They're a small company and they do limited runs of most things. I would suggest e-mailing them and asking for samples or request to be notified when samples will be available. If you like...
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    Re: Juniper Ridge

    Check out their cool new bottles! They've also changed a couple of names. Carothers Canyon is now Mojave, and Sierra Granite is the new name for Yuba River.
    ...
  55. Re: Just blind bought Slumberhouse Vikt off Parfum1 ..

    Has anybody tried the newest version of this that they have on Lucky Scent?
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    Re: Serge Lutens - L'Incendiaire

    Serge Noire is one of my favorites, but he has to REALLY up the ante to make me want to pay $600 for an improved version of it.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    I voted for Jeke, but I'm a fan of several of these. I almost voted for Mare.
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    Re: New Olivier Durbano! - Promethee

    Sounds interesting. I'm always interested when I see fennel listed as a note and I'm a huge fan of Black Tourmaline.
  59. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Masque Milano Montecristo
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    Re: a true incense

    Definitely check out the CDG Incense series. Also, Olivier Durbano's fragrances would probably be up your alley.
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    Re: NEW Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa

    Anybody who likes this one should check out the Juniper Ridge fragrances, especially Yuba River. It's not my favorite from Juniper Ridge, but if you want to smell like really fragrant weeds (which is...
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    Re: Birkir / Birch

    Love and own that one, but again, it's a birch tar fragrance.
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    Re: Birkir / Birch

    Thanks! I am a fan of birch tar as well and have smelled all of these except the Chanel (which is odd since it's the most famous one of the ones you list). Birch itself smells quite different than...
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    Birkir / Birch

    There's an Icelandic schnapps called Birkir that is made from birch. I know there are lots of fragrances that list birch as a note, but does anybody know of one that features it as a really dominant...
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    Mazzolari produces high quality fragrances, although I've never warned up to Lui, which everyone praises so much. Their namesake fragrance is great and the others I've tried have been of high...
  66. Re: I love Juniper Berries! Recommend me some some strong & lasting scents

    If you can find a bottle of this, it's BY FAR the best if you want serious juniper domination. It's also one of the best things Creed has done.
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    Re: Juniper Ridge: Caruther's Canyon

    I think turpentine is derived from evergreen trees somehow.
  68. Thread: Dirty scent

    by Tonyprince
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    Re: Dirty scent

    Lots of good suggestions on here so far. I'm surprised Montecristo has only been mentioned once. I'd add Juniper Ridge's Caruther's Canyon to the list for sure.
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    Re: Juniper Ridge: Caruther's Canyon

    I'll join you as a fan of this one. I've written elsewhere that it's the real lumberjack in the woods fragrance. It's definitely earthy, though, and has some working man's body smell along with the...
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    Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Has anybody tried this one yet? Lucky Scent just started stocking it but it's currently on backorder. The gimmick is that it has three different versions in a single three-in-one bottle. Normally,...
  71. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    While what you say about bloggers is undoubtedly true in some cases, I think the implication here that such an assertion applies to those who have given lengthy positive reviews to this particular...
  72. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    I just got a bottle of this. Great stuff, but I don't think I'll be wearing it too much in July and August here in Kentucky. It's not really something to wear with shorts and a t-shirt on a humid 90...
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    There are many from this house I love and several that I actively dislike. This is a house that you must sample. Don't rely on reviews and none of them are safe blind buys. Just to give you an...
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    Re: Smoky, tarry fragrance

    If you want an all natural tar, try Juniper Ridge's Big Sur.
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    Good to hear! I'll look forward to trying those.
  76. Re: Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    I really like this one, too. I know those of us that do are in a minority. I do get a male crotch vibe from it, though. It's that plus fresh grapefruit peel. I think it's a very sexy fragrance on the...
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    Re: NEW Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa

    Now also available at Lucky Scent, although oddly they don't currently post having new bottles of the other PdE fragrances.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Has anybody heard anything about something new in the works? Since supposedly Zahd is never going to be reproduced, I'm wondering if he's working on anything new (or re-working anything that had been...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    I'm currently sitting here with an orgy of 6 of these samples on my arms. Oh, my! Here's a few quick thoughts:
    Deja Le Printemps - Very easy to wear green spring-like fragrance with a fresh and...
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    Re: Serge Lutens - L'Incendiaire

    I somehow missed that one. Thanks!
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    Re: Smokey leather?

    Totally agree.
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    Serge Lutens - L'Incendiaire

    I just saw on "Now Smell This" that there is a trailer for a new SL fragrance with this name, which apparently is French for pyromaniac, which sounds promising to me as a lover of smokey fragrances....
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    Re: Memoirs of a Trespasser....... Any Good?

    I really enjoy it and I'm not always a vanilla fan. I like several scents from this house, but I think this one probably has the most universal appeal.
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    Re: Masque Milano

    I've tried them all except the new one - Tango. Montecristo is going to be my next purchase. It's a great old school musky masculine fragrance. I found the other two pleasant, but unremarkable. I...
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    Re: The one that got away?

    I wish I'd have bought Miel de Bois when it was in the more reasonably priced export bottles. I won't pay $300 for 75 ml of it, but I would like to have it.
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    Re: a sense with woody and earthy

    Juniper Ridge - Carothers Canyon if you're really serious. It may not be for everyone, but nobody can deny that it's woody and earthy.
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    Masque Milano - Montecristo
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    Juniper Ridge - Topanga Canyon

    I got an e-mail the other day that said that Juniper Ridge is releasing a limited edition fragrance at 10:00 Pacific time today, so I thought I'd take a moment to describe it a bit to you guys since...
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    Re: Parfum d'Empire Relaunch

    I have to join the many voices who prefer the old bottles. Lucky Scent doesn't have them in stock yet, but they have changed the prices on the site. They are $145 now for 100 ml., which is still...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Ambra

    Yeah, it is.

    http://www.lorenzovilloresi.it/catalogo/8772/ambra.html
  91. Re: Givenchy Vetyver - Not much chatter, no love?

    It's excellent. Definitely in my top 10 vetivers, but not in my top two, which are Lorenzo Villoresi and MPG. If you like vetiver and have a reasonable collection of fragrances, this is definitely...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Ambra

    The few reviews I've found on Make-up Alley also mention juniper and pine. Do you get those notes?
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Ambra

    I hope I'm not being obnoxious by giving this a second bump, but I'm really hoping somebody out there has tried this one.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Ambra

    Really guys? Nobody has smelled this?
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    Lorenzo Villoresi Ambra

    I just noticed this fragrance, which I think is new to his "Vintage Collection." Has anybody tried it?
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    Re: Cowboy/Western scent recommendaton needed

    I agree with the Bigelow Bay Rum suggestion. Ogalala Bay Rum, Sage, and Cedar is also a good choice for what you're looking for.
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    Re: Spanish Cedar by Czech & Speake

    I enjoy C&S, esp. Cuba and Citrus Paradisi. (In other words, I like the edgier ones.) Here's hoping Spanish Cedar falls into that category. It sounds up my alley. It's not easy to sample C&S in the...
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    Re: That true woody fragrance

    As others have stated, Slumberhouse Norne would be perfect for you. You should also sample the Juniper Ridge fragrances - totally natural and literally smell like being in the woods.
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    Re: Vetiver - Givenchy, Etro, or MPG?

    You'll be very happy with the Givenchy. That said, do think about the MPG down the road.
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    Re: profumum roma

    Arso, Fumidus, Victrix, and Thundra, with Victrix being the best warm weather one.
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