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    Re: Outrageous place to leave a parcel!

    Let's hope a neighbor saw him do it, and brought it in for safekeeping. Maybe tomorrow there will be a rap on your door, with a neighbor standing there with your juice...I'd hate to think some...
  2. Re: Has someone tried the new Tom Ford fragrances?

    I was just at the Nordstrom's in Towson Md, just outside Baltimore. They don't have them yet.
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    Re: Outrageous place to leave a parcel!

    I live in the country, and am friends with my mail carrier. She leaves it on my porch, or if it is blowing rain, she hangs on to it until she is heading home for the evening, and brings it by my...
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    Re: People who don't wear fragrances ...

    This.

    When fragrance comes up in conversation, many people I talk to say they own 1 bottle of "Really expensive ($50) cologne that they only wear for very special occasions and they expect that...
  5. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    Thanks so much Mumsy! I trust your experience, and thanks for relieving my concerns. The headspace issue came up in several articles that I read as the culprit, it allows for oxygen to interact...
  6. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    These all seem like good arguments. I'll PM Mumsy but she's offline and she may not respond until tomorrow.
  7. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    Because I am a nurse, and have a background in science, I DON'T rely only on anecdotal evidence. Anecdotal evidence is also called "Urban Legend" and just b/c most people believe it does NOT make it...
  8. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    OK, think about it this way. You spritz fragrance on your skin. The first thing that happens is that it interacts with the oxygen in the air, and the top notes immediately begin oxidizing. The...
  9. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    I have had the exact same thoughts...up until now. The more scientific research that I read (as opposed to the anecdotal stories people here tell) the more I am convinced that there will be some...
  10. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    Ok, I found several journal articles on heat and fragrance including :
    Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety Claudia Turek andFlorian C. Stintzing
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    The Complete Technology...
  11. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    Ok, sounds like most of the replies say don't worry about it. I just know I've had several people here in Marketplace and on Ebay tell me that they wanted to purchase some juice I was selling, but...
  12. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Re: Summer Heat

    I had a delivery of 1 lb of green coffee beans the other day. I brought them inside, opened them and stuck the probe from my digital thermometer into the center of the bag. it was 98 degrees. Does...
  13. Thread: Summer Heat

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    Summer Heat

    Here in the USA, as well as many other parts of the world, this has been a ferociously hot summer. Upper 90s for much of the US. I have stopped ordering fragrances for awhile b/c I'm afraid of them...
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    Re: How do you rate Invictus Aqua?

    A half-step above the other anonomous generic dept. store frags b/c of the ambroxan note. I like the woody note added to frags and this is semi-unique. Still, it is for a 20 year old, and I'm way...
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    Re: Basenotes is starting to slow again

    :lolk::lolk::lolk: I've already broken in and replaced all of Hednic's juice with clever clone juice made from various Creed throw-aways. I also am selling photos of his Vault for $40 each!
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    Re: US niche recommendations

    Bn9 is..but they have become hostile in selling their samples, their new philosophy is if you spend $350 on a bottle of our juice, we'll give you 3 samples.
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    Re: Becoming keen on smells

    What helped me was to buy small samples from ebay, surrender to chance, or the perfumed court, and 'dissect' them I asked myself why I liked/disliked them, isolated a smell (note) and looked up...
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    Re: Basenotes is starting to slow again

    Slow doesn't bother me nearly as much as the strange lag that sometimes occurs. I'll be typing a response, and it takes 3-4 seconds before the characters appear on the screen. I can't even watch...
  19. [CONUS] Re: For sale niche, Shebar OUD OILS, Amouage Attar, Bond no 9, Montale,

    Bump
  20. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Ceil Man, followed by Honour Man
  21. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    A few observations. The money makers will not necessarily be the Discontinued frags, but the reformulated ones. High-end Niche constantly live in dread of the Fragrance Nazis banning an ingredient....
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    Re: Help with wedding day Scent

    If you wear Aventus a lot, DON'T wear it for the wedding. You want something unique that people haven't smelled on you very much. I'm partial to Amouage, but it lasts all day AND night. Maybe...
  23. Re: What is it going to take to get me to buy LIDGE???

    Fads and peer pressure are rampant in fragrance-lover forums. If enough people drool, swoon, carry-on, and otherwise praise any fragrance, people start second guessing why they don't own it. Some...
  24. Re: Where to spray if only one spray is needed in a strong fragrance ?

    This. I spray my chest or lower chest if it is a projection monster, then put my shirt on. The body heat raises it to my nose without killing me or others around me
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    Re: Boss Number One

    Lesson to you: Never get rid of hobbies, pets, or fragrances b/c of a woman. They will be gone, and you will be without your dog, fishing gear, and Hugo Boss #1
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    Re: Boss Number One

    Yea, well. Hugo Boss didn't even think about fragrances. He sold the company, died, and not until many decades later did the company decide to make smell-good stuff. I loved this in the 80's , but...
  27. Re: Using room fragrances in electric diffusers?

    Both Glade and Airwick have dispensers that hang on a wall. Every 5mi/30min/1hr the atomizer depresses and the airfreshener dispenses out into the room. Runs on 2 AA Batteries, refills are spray...
  28. Re: Using room fragrances in electric diffusers?

    I can't speak for that brand specifically, but typically using room sprays as warming juice, or perfumes/EDT for warmers, or warmer oils for perfumes, etc. is NOT recommended. Room Sprays are...
  29. Re: Experience at Parfum de Marly Boutique Manhattan

    Only Marly I've tried is Galloway. Opened green with black pepper, dried down to intense linear black pepper on me. Didn't like it much, maybe to layer with something else. I don't get the GIT...
  30. [USA] Re: Samples Oud Oils, Amouage, Montale, Mancera, Penhaligon's for trade

    Bump
  31. Re: Youtube reviewers selling their beloved colognes

    So this thread has gotten me to revisit Youtube reviewers. I spent my morning coffee time scanning through them. Most are just 20 minutes of cliches.
    "This is my go-to frag. it is amazing. It...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    I believe the discontinuing (or severely limiting) of bon bons was due to rampant theft of entire boxes of them, and the selling of them on EBAY. 2 years ago there were pages of sales of the generic...
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    Re: What bottle feels best/worst in your hand?

    I like the dark glass of the GIT, and it has no label to peel off, but it's sprayer is wonky, mine 'rocks back and forth' like it's going to break off. Bought in 2011 so it may be a production...
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    Re: What bottle feels best/worst in your hand?

    I HATE Creed bottles. They curve the wrong way, you have to turn it backwards to cup it in your hands, and the atomizers on EVERY bottle I've ever owned was a piece of crap. Squeeks like the bed of...
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    Re: What bottle feels best/worst in your hand?

    Love Amouage Opus but HATE the round bottom that can't stand on it's own, and the frosted glass makes my skin crawl

    Oh and A*Men...Clunky, hard to point and spray, sprayer is hidden under rubber. ...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    It's EBAY pandering to their complaints. There are literally thousands of Bn9 frag. bottles/samples pictures on EBAY and they were not removed. EBAY said my picture showed a companies "Proprietary...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    I've got a partial bottle for sale here, but the bon bons didn't get any attention here so I went to the wider audience. I guess I'll put them back up for sale here again now that the bullies of...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    LOL, proves someone high up in her empire reads BN...Anyway I was selling original wrapped Bon Bon samples manufactured by the company for purchase. I purchased mine directly from Bn9 2 years ago...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    Funny thing, I've been pissed at them for awhile, and have been slowly selling my Bn9 stuff all summer on EBAY. It wasn't until I started this thread that they shut down my listing... Hmmm.
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    Apparently someone in corporate reads BN...After seeing the negative thread I started, they went to EBAY, and found I was selling my NY Amber bon bons. They petitioned EBAY to remove it b/c:

    "The...
  41. Re: Would you buy a scent called Woody Swamp if...

    I think some people misread the OP's question. Original question wasn't about the name, it was about an occasional stinky note poking through. I have found with many Bond no 9 frags there is a...
  42. [CONUS] Re: For sale niche, Shebar OUD OILS, Amouage Attar, Bond no 9, Montale,

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  43. Re: Youtube reviewers selling their beloved colognes

    I don't even watch many any more...I get sick of hearing them swoon over everything they rate. I'd love to hear one say "This is horse pee" instead of "This is my least favorite today..." Many are...
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    The house of Rasasi

    I own La Yuqawam but haven't tried anything else from Rasasi...Anyone have experience with this house?
  45. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

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    Re: scent teaching kit ?

    I remember 4 years ago I was where you are now. What a FUN time I've had. Seriously, buy up sample lots. Sniff, read other's impressions. I used to search EBAY for "Niche Sample Lot" and would...
  47. Re: Youtube reviewers selling their beloved colognes

    A couple of observations. A positive review of a fragrance doesn't necissarrily mean the person would wear it. I can see the quality in several frags that I would never wear. I try to keep my...
  48. Re: New fragrance: John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider

    Dark Rebel was the only Varvatos that I've tried that I felt was full bottle worthy, but I've only tried the 2 or 3 that the dept. stores carry all the time. I'm curious to try this one.
  49. Re: I discovered a DIRT CHEAP clone of Scentstory 24 Gold

    You need a thick skin sometimes on BN. Get excited, love a fragrance, it's your skin it's going to be on. Just like an election, half the people will love your choice, half will hate it. I...
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    Re: scent teaching kit ?

    I'm going to say that you have to "Put in the time" I learned more by sniffing fragrances than any book, kit, or article that I used. I just peeked at my "tried" list, and I'm up to 359 different...
  51. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    My wife doesn't care for my Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie...I admit it smells like manure in the openings, but the dry-down is exquisite. She thinks the whole thing smells like crap.
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    Re: Severe evaporation driving me crazy!

    Looks like a pain to get to the juice if you want to use it...I'd decant it all into something more airtight and forget the old drafty bottle
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    Re: Most beastly scents

    OH YEAH!!! Amouage Tribute is the biggest monster in my wardrobe. Literally a daub with the glass wand on the palm of my hand and a bit of unscented lotion mixed in smeared on my neck and arms, and...
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    Re: Severe evaporation driving me crazy!

    My rough rule of thumb is that If I sniff my bottle/atomizer and I can smell anything but a ghost of a scent, then maybe I need to tighten something or change containers. Amouage Attars are an...
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    Re: Most beastly scents

    While one of my favorite scents, Aventus is neither a Beast, nor does it have anything but average projection/longevity...Somehow it pops up in every thread though. I think my favorite was a few...
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    Re: Most beastly scents

    Try La Yuqawam pour Homme by Rasasi. Smells almost itentical to TL by TF, at 1/4th the price.
    Also try any Montale that has Black, Dark, or Aoud in the name...
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    Re: Severe evaporation driving me crazy!

    Ok, thanks for the first hand info. I'm back to being stumped again. The parafilm on the atomizers I received definitely was completely degraded. I couldn't even peel it off in pieces, it came off...
  58. [USA] Re: Samples Oud Oils, Amouage, Montale, Mancera, Penhaligon's for trade

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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    So I've had a chance to wear each for a day. The mystery is the Aoud and Pine. Mine is either mis-labled or my chemistry is throwing it off. I get NO apple but it dries down to Black Aoud inky...
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    Re: Ever mix fragrances?

    That is scientifically impossible. It will NEVER increase the concentration b/c you are also adding volume. Besides, I'm sure in my life that I've put far more dangerous things in my body in my life...
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    Ever mix fragrances?

    I wore Carner Barcelona Cuirs (French for leather) today, and decided it was too linear Norlimbanol with no leather to smell. I like it, but it wasn't 'doing it' for me today. so I decanted 4 mls...
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    Poll: Re: Are we all guilty of addiction

    I used to do some addiction counseling. ADDICTION implies negative impact on your life. You can love chocolate, alcohol, fragrances, food, but in moderation. If you drink one glass of wine every...
  63. Re: "What house do you feel cares most/listens most to their customers? "

    It's funny, I'm a nurse and in a doctor's office or hospital, I'm treated completely different if I use proper medical terminology. Doctors/nurses ask if I work in the field, then shift their way of...
  64. Re: IT'S THE BEST IYO...asking the noses at basenotes

    For overall quality, Mona di' Orio Vetyver
    For most versatile, Marc de la Morandiere Gengis Khan
    For best compliments Creed Aventus
  65. Re: My thoughts on 25 mostly niche samples I just received

    The vials are the ones that decant shop sells...looks like the Original Poster got them online from DECANTSHOP.com
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    Re: Selective Olfactory Fatigue

    The only thing I can figure is that some chemicals/notes are easier to filter for our brain. Bond no 9 NY Amber keeps pushing into my consciousness all day, as does NY Musk. Who knows what...
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    Selective Olfactory Fatigue

    I have some frags that I am aware of all day. I seem to filter them out for awhile, then they are pushing their way back into my awareness. I have others that still project to other people, but I...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    I've been obsessing over Amouage Attars for years. I bought Tribute and Homage, Fell in love with Tribute, and not so much with Homage. I've tried several more, and while the quality is wonderful, I...
  69. Re: Imagine if catastrophe struck & you had to start over with your wardrobe. Where would you start

    I've evolved beyond many I own...I'd buy another bottle of Montale Cuir d'Arabie, Dark Musk, and Black Aoud. I'd buy another Aventus. I'd buy another Gengis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere, and...
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    Re: Himalaya (Niche Sport?)

    I get tired of Creed fan-talk, fan-boys, and the unconditional love a frag gets simply b/c it is a "Creed". It has definitely calmed down from a few years ago, but the swooning over anything with the...
  71. Re: My thoughts on 25 mostly niche samples I just received

    Try the Interlude Man next...I own both Epic and Interlude. While similar, they are definately two different fragrances. I debated which one to get, but ended up buying both.
  72. [CONUS] Re: For sale niche, designer: Amouage Attar, Bond no 9, Montale,

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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    Here is a link to the ones I use, and I did the evaporation test on them...I am not endorsing them, just passing on what I use. Drop down you can pick size. A bit more expensive that others, but...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    I've been using the Boston Round 1 oz bottles for years. I can attest that with the atomizer screwed on tight, there is no appriciable evaporation. I used a lab scale that measures to the...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    LOL, I am doing the same thing...I looked at my collection a few weeks ago, and realized that I could never in the rest of my lifetime use all of the juice I own. A quick calculation shows I own 1...
  76. Re: "What house do you feel cares most/listens most to their customers? "

    Along that same line I emailed L'Artisan Parfumeur 3 times regarding questions I had with a bottle of Piment Brulant. They never took the time to respond. It was a quality issue, not a general...
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    Do a search on BN forums for all the COMPLICATED facts. The short answer is that there is a Montale Paris part, a Montale International part, and Mancera owned by the same company. "Pierre Montale"...
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    :coolold:
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    No, Aoud Sliver is more like Violets and Lily of the Valley...SandalSliver is a bit like Green Irish Tweed. Confusing names from a mysterious company.
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    The owner says that the number one question asked in a perfume store/ fragrance counter is "What's new?" His philosophy is to crank out new stuff constantly and discontinue the stuff that doesn't...
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    Re: The most disgusting, repulsive fragrances:

    Your post was the 134th post in this thread, so obviously you are wrong- people DO care what purfumes people hate.
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    Yea, Montales are my obsession...I'm going to try every one of the 140 Montales. Problem is they come out with them faster than I can try them.
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    Re: Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    All of mine are Montale International. It's printed on the bottom of the bottles. The boxes have Arabic writing on the bottom, and I believe these were exclusively released in the Middle East. ...
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    Thoughts on 6 hard-to-find Montales

    First thoughts on my 6 new Montales: I just made the blind-buy of my life. Can’t believe I did it, but I bought 6 hard-to-find Montales without trying them.

    Mr. Aoud is a fragrance with a...
  85. Re: Montale SLIVER Aoud vs. SILVER Aoud Comparison

    That's the issue...are they truly the same juice in a different bottle? SILVER Aoud (in a silver bottle) is very floral, bluebell or Lilly of the Valley dominant, almost like Penhaligon's Violetta...
  86. Re: Montale SLIVER Aoud vs. SILVER Aoud Comparison

    Do you own both, Hednic?
  87. Montale SLIVER Aoud vs. SILVER Aoud Comparison

    Let me start off by saying that there IS a SILVER Aoud. I own it. It is a silver bottle with SILVER AOUD printed on it. Google "Montale SILVER Aoud" and every website and post on the internet has...
  88. Re: "What house do you feel cares most/listens most to their customers? "

    20 years ago, I bought a VCR from RCA. It broke in the first week, and I exchanged it. After 30 days, the same thing happened, and the store wouldn't take it back, I had to go through RCA. After...
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    Re: The most disgusting, repulsive fragrances:

    I started a thread about a month ago asking if it were better to revive an old thread or start a new one. Half the people said Never revive an old thread, half said always revive an old...
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    Re: The most disgusting, repulsive fragrances:

    Saddle Warmer by Smell Bent. This relatively unknown frag is putrid. Artificial Peach, melted plastic, and Toilet Bowl deodorizer all mix together into a dissonant mess.

    Also Cuir Mauresque by...
  91. Re: "What house do you feel cares most/listens most to their customers? "

    I have had email contact with Marc de la Morandiere when I bought 2 bottles of Gengis Khan...I was impressed that he took the time to do it himself. He also wrote a personal note on his package...
  92. "What house do you feel cares most/listens most to their customers? "

    In another thread I was bemoaning Bond no 9 for not seeming to care about their customers. What house do you feel seems to care most about their customers? A house that has good fragrances, great...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    Sad on soooo many levels. You are right. I'm going to start a new thread called "What house do you feel cares most/listens most to their customers? "
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    If I was CEO/Owner of a fragrance company, I'd scan BN and Fragrantica on a regular basis to see what people are saying about my company. Then I'd ask myself 3 questions. Is what they dislike about...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    Yup, I tried 27 bought 3. They are NOT safe to blind buy...

    What I don't get is people/companies who are flooded with poor reviews/feedback for the same problem and do nothing to change it. I...
  96. [USA] Re: Samples Oud Oils, Amouage, Montale, Mancera, Penhaligon's for trade

    Bump
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    The Nordstrom at Towson, MD outside Baltimore does NOT carry any Bn9 products, but carries the entire Tom Ford line.:cheesy:
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    This seems accurate.

    Their cutesy names of NY neighborhoods, the use of bling on the bottles, If you walk into their store, you may walk out with a brightly colored bottle of juice that you can't...
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    Re: Bond no 9's marketing blunder...

    I was in Nordstrom Towson, Maryland yesterday...no Bond no 9.
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    Re: Current Strongest Montale ?

    Red Aoud is INCREDIBLE but a gourmand, so I only wear it in cold weather. Dark Aoud is a hidden gem. GREAT projection/sillage/longevity.
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