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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Ha! Feels a bit strange to see myself quoted from 5 years ago but yes, Slumberhouse fragrances used to be esprit de parfum strength - and total projection monsters at that, I might add.

    And yes,...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse: "New Sibet"

    I ordered my bottle and it arrived WAY sooner than expected - huge thanks to Josh.

    Some thoughts:

    Like Sova, Norne and all of his best stuff, New Sibet is immediately evocative, a scent of a...
  3. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Yeah, can't say I care for many of the new releases in fact, Guerlain or otherwise. Anyone know what happened to the Ode a la Vanilles btw - were they planning to continue releasing one a year as...
  4. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Oh yes, definitely the vintage parfum extrait. The PdT and EdC aren't half bad either. And Madagascar if I don't happen to have any of those on hand. :D
  5. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    That was a pretty accurate comparison, Vernona - glad it saved you a blind buy. :)



    Heh, different folks, different strokes - Mexique was a tad more gourmand than what I usually expect of...
  6. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    You know what, Vernona - if you aren't in a hurry to make a decision and can't get samples anywhere, shoot me a PM with your address and I'll send you a bit. There's only one way to find out if...
  7. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Great account of the line! I love how Ruh ticks all the boxes as a comfort, even gourmand scent, but has the levity to provide respite in the hottest, most humid weather.
  8. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Among the Shalimars I've tried, Mexique is indeed quite a bit friendlier and lower on the smoke and gasoline. The fruity/floral facets of vanilla are also dialled up somewhat.

    But if it's the...
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    Re: Which niche line has impressed you lately?

    The ones I'm watching are Pekji and Bruno Fazzolari, each very much in form with a fistful of memorable releases.
  10. Thread: Dyptique

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    Re: Dyptique

    Eau d'Elide, if it's orange creamsicle you're after.
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    Re: Parfum d'Empire Sample Pack

    Hm, still works for me. Try searching for Parfum d'Empire on their site, perhaps?
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    Re: Parfum d'Empire Sample Pack

    I got mine here:
    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/duefte/parfum-d-empire/eau-de-parfum.html
    They come in plastic atomisers, I estimate at least 2ml.
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    Re: Coconut based fragrances.

    Wot, nobody's mentioned Pear+Olive yet? Don't be deceived by the name - thanks to the massoia, I actually pull more coconut than olive from it.
  14. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    These were before the plastic sprayers, actually. Broken glass vials were even more of a pain - not even a drop to smear on one's wrist.
  15. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Hm. I can't say what accoutrements Omer has or hasn't got but I for one am entirely confident in his ability to solve a problem if there is one - I thought y'all might be interested in seeing the...
  16. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Most definitely YES. At the risk of gendering Omer's perfumes one way or another, I will venture that some of the most unreservedly appreciative wearers of Ruh are women. :)



    Cardamom is...
  17. Thread: Steamy South

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    Re: Steamy South

    If your wife is up for something less obvious, try Ruh by Pekji. Billowy veil of rose-saffron-cardamom wrapped in a totally singular a/c accord (yep, air-conditioning). It's pretty interesting how...
  18. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I've spent some time with all five now, and one might say that the main problem with Pekji is that there isn't a single dud among the lot. :D My congratulations, saripatates.

    Ruh is...
  19. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I usually can't pull off liquorice, but it's the hay note in Liquo that does it for me here, and the way it evolves seamlessly out of that deep, dark salty liquorice opening.

    Aer. Juniper and...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    That's fascinating to know re. Sadanne. Wasn't P+O the other un-Slumberhouse Slumberhouse that was a runaway bestseller?
  21. Re: Most worn in September and Third Quarterf of 2014

    3x
    Bogue Cologne Reloaded

    2x
    Vero Mito VdE
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Slumberhouse Zahd
    Vero Rubj extrait
    Rundholz 03 Apr 1968
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    Re: Thank you to Stuigi and LPP

    I second this. Couldn't have said it better!
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    Re: Thank you to Stuigi and LPP

    Thank you both for all your hard work and time. :) Modding never is an easy job.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sova to make it's return

    Fantastic news re. Sova. I've always thought of it as a key part of the Slumberhouse line.



    There might be more talk if samples were more readily available. But I understand that the usual...
  25. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Vis et Honor is another excellent one, though often overlooked - I hadn't even realised that Luckyscent now carry it too.
    Please report back on Pathetique. :) And if you've any thoughts about VeH,...
  26. Re: Shock and awww! Nasomatto Blamage mini email gif. Possibly nsfw

    Lol!



    Naw, she pooped out three... you need to find out what happened to the other two.
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    Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

    Thanks - looking forward to trying this one.
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    Re: Natural oud scent

    'Fraid not, I think - no harm asking him though. In any case, RealOud is well worth trying, and you may want to explore the rest of his line as well.
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    Re: Natural oud scent

    You'll want to look into Phoenicia Perfumes then:
    http://www.phoeniciaperfumes.com/collections/all

    RealOud is pretty excellent stuff. Too bad he looks to be out of RealOud Feral though.
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    Spot-on review, Sugandaraja - glad you posted it here. :)



    Have you tried the vintage Pour un Homme with the 'Les Plus Belles Lavandes' suffix? Much better, livelier lavender in it, and...
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    Re: Most worn in July 2014

    5 x Rozy VdE

    3 x Rozy EdP, Kiki EdP

    2 x Bogue Maai, Cologne Reloaded, Boudicca Wode, Kiki VdE, Kiki extrait, Onda extrait, Knize Forest

    1 x Bogue Eau d'E, Vetiverus, Esprit du Tigre, Knize...
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    Re: Mood Indigo - has anyone tried it yet?

    ^ Heh, thanks lpp - hope it turns out to be a good one.
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    Re: An aromatic, herby perfume with lasting power

    Knize Forest! Very green, dewy and herbal - rosemary and sage grounded by resins and oakmoss, with a fantastic mint adding air, structure and sparkle to the vast expanse of green.

    Not sure if...
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    Re: Mood Indigo - has anyone tried it yet?

    Thanks, lpp - love the book, afraid to watch the movie, can't imagine what the scent is going to be like (let's smell that water-lily-growing-on-lung-tissue accord)!

    Unrelatedly, a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Fab review Clare - glad you're enjoying the line so far. I'm a huge fan, myself.
    Look forward to your thoughts on the other samples!
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    Re: Fill up the Liquor Cabinet

    Wot, no one's mentioned Slumberhouse Sova yet?

    http://australianperfumejunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sova-slumberhouse.jpg
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    Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    I loathe most gourmands and the notes of this one sound a bit haphazard, frankly.
    A number of the others sound like they might work better though - a few of them seem almost CdG. I might make my...
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    Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    Nothing new to offer, I'm afraid - I got 168.

    Zesty Tropical Accord, Davana Essence, Litchee, Ginger, Rice Water, Pecan Caramel Pie, Vanilla Milk, Tonka Bean, Vetiver

    ... er. So much for...
  39. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Just wondering - has anyone ever tried measuring the amount of liquid in there? Josh being Josh, I wonder if there may be a teeny bit more than 30ml to begin with.
  40. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Like rynegne said, Josh is transitioning to his new bottles. I like buying directly from him, myself. I'd try emailing him anyway - he can send you a Paypal invoice if he's ready to ship any of them.
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    Agua Lavanda by Puig. Gorgeous lavender through and through, with the lightest touch of citrus and moss. I wouldn't quibble with the price either...
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    Re: Hello everyone!! And some coconut suggestion

    Welcome! Have you tried Pear + Olive by Slumberhouse? There's no coconut per se, but it's got massoia bark, which is quite reminiscent of coconut - in fact, lots of people read it as such. And...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Wonder if this was the scent he did for Beijing Design Week? http://moreinside.blogspot.sg/2014/03/interview-bogue-antonio-gardoni-for.html
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 1 June, 2014.

    SOTE: O'Driu Lalfeo Oro - sprayed

    *waits*
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I'm curious as to how this translates into scent.
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    Yikes - well, at least some good came out of it! Does it still hurt?
    Still tempted to try it sooner or later... *reaches for bottle*
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks DI - been wearing lots of Reloaded, and can't wait for this one!
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    Sprayed or dabbed? ;)
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    Re: Lush Breath Of God

    Thank heavens for that. :D

    All the same, I conveniently sidestep it with Exhale!
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Ah then '70s, maybe? They used plastic in the late '70s and well into the '80s IIRC. Congrats on the Mitzi too!
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Congrats Octavarium! My favourite Shalimar iteration after the parfum. Hope the juice is good.
    I'm guessing this one is '70s or '80s depending on whether the stopper is metal or plastic - can't see...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    4 - Kiki VdE

    3 - Arsene Lupin Dandy, Puig Agua Lavanda, Lalfeo Oro, Cologne Reloaded
  53. Great work as always, Alfarom - love PG, and this...

    Great work as always, Alfarom - love PG, and this was a very interesting, candid interview. :thumbup:
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    It's prolly cheeseburger... though O'Driu must have some funny smelling cheeseburgers where they are! :D

    http://i60.tinypic.com/25pjzwz.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 22 May, 2014.

    Thanks, lpp - now where have I seen that set-up before? :)
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    lpp, yes I have - finally! It's gorgeous. It's got the hallmarks of a classic O'Driu and the wearability of the newer ones. Have you opened yours yet? :)

    Is that sample Splash or Splash 2? I like...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    O'Driu Lalfeo Oro

    http://i62.tinypic.com/v5aa7c.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 22 May, 2014.

    Congrats, lpp! I smell a sync coming up... :)

    SOTE: O'Driu Lalfeo Oro by the talented Mr Pregoni.

    http://i62.tinypic.com/v5aa7c.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    O'Driu Lalfeo Oro

    http://i62.tinypic.com/v5aa7c.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Congrats, lpp! I hope it was everything you remembered it to be. :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 6 May, 2014.

    Congrats, lpp, on your 11,000! Bit late to today's thread, but I just wanted to second what ClaireV said about your mod work.

    SOTD mostly Sancti... with smidgens of Lafro and Joy along the way. ;)
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Oh good - must be the new extrait. Do sniff and tell! :D
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Congrats lpp - glad it arrived!

    I find Mare is quite a shapeshifter, and generous as Josh's samples are, I still hadn't quite decided whether I liked it by the time I drained mine, so just went...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2014

    5
    Kiki Voile d'Extrait

    2
    Onda VdE
    Onda EdP
    Agua Lavanda
    Shalimar Mexique
    Weil de Weil
  65. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Me, I would buy the entire Vero Profumo line - all the scents in all the concentrations.

    The entire line is impeccable - complex and beautifully rendered. I love how they are so good, yet never...
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    Re: Most worn in March and First Quarter of 2014

    4x
    Amouage Mawaddah

    3x
    Vero Profumo Kiki EdP
    Vero Profumo Onda VdE
    Miller Harris La Fumée Arabie

    2x
    Slumberhouse Sova
  67. Re: Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    I personally don't wear gourmands much since I prefer eating or drinking the actual things. All the same, Sancti by Les Liquides Imaginaires has an incisive, crystal clear, unsweetened and quite...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm guessing that any new Baque that comes out of Ye Olde Slumberhouse will be different enough for us to make room on our collective shelves as well! Anyway 4ml ought to last some time...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Yes do report back, rynegne - let's keep this thread afloat. :)

    I wonder if the Skin Graft at Indigo Perfumery is old stock (and therefore worth checking out) or if they simply haven't updated the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Love Baque - it's one of his best, and was discontinued through no fault of its own other than possibly being a little too close for comfort to Sova. In my opinion though, there's more than enough...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Both RealOuds are actually quite friendly after the first 20 minutes or so - not that I have any problems with the opening to begin with since I actually love blue cheese. :D

    RealOud is clearly...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    Myself, I've been waiting for an opportunity to use 'holy water' :engel017:

    For some reason I've received plenty of 'used cosmetics', though was horrified to discover that one honest seller had...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    Thanks Alfarom - I'm listening! Initial thoughts please, when you try it?

    (But what a name - "Rien Intense Incense" - say 20 times quickly...)
  74. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    Another vote of thanks to Alfarom and Darvant for their thoughtful and considered reviews. Deadidol too.

    Even if nothing else, they are responsible for a disproportionately large number of my...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 14 March, 2014.

    Congrats on your 10,000, lpp!
    House twins with you today in Sova 'wall-of-sap' extrait:

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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 March, 2014.

    Happy bass day jujy! :)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1vOgsXVSl4&t=0m3s

    SOTD: Bogue Cologne Reloaded

    http://bogue-profumo.com/n/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/colonia-reloaded-bw.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Same here. :) For me, it boils down not so much to my familiarity with Josh's aesthetic, but the direction that he's taking Slumberhouse in.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    To each their own, really, but I think one has to try these scents to know what they're actually like.

    I'm acquainted with the old Vikt EDP, and have to admit I was a little dismayed when I first...
  79. Re: Which perfume house overall has the most interesting and creative concept?

    nu_be is a strong contender too, with its periodic table of scents:

    http://www.smellfestival.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/nu_be-pack.jpg
    ...
  80. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Wot, no one's mentioned Zahd yet? :p
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2014

    I'm glad you said it, actually - I found this one entirely forgettable. Had to test it again just to remind myself what it was like!
  82. Re: Article: Reflexive Perfumery: A Virtual Tour of the Osmothèque with Christophe Laudamiel

    Couldn't agree more. Thanks for taking us there!
  83. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Don't let it put you off - Peety is a very nice, dry vanilla, tobacco and leather creature with rose and oakmoss along the way. But this description is a bit reductive - Peety is not only one of the...
  84. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Thanks, Profumo. Will keep bumping this thread for a bit in the hope that some of the others see it too. :)

    I thought it might also be interesting to try the experiment on Peety by O'driù, seeing...
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    Re: Which has the better coconut?

    Pear + Olive has the best coconut. :)

    It's massoia, really, but that's what it smells like.
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Congrats lpp! Linfedele Haiku is one of my favourites (and also among most attainable) of the classic O'driùs. :)
    Would be interesting to hear what you think of the SSS samples - Winter Woods in...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Good grief, 40%! If my samples are anything to go by, the sillage and projection suit me just fine. Zahd is such a complex scent that it doesn't need to be overwhelming as well.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yes - still waiting patiently for my bottle and shipping notification, whichever comes first. :)

    I believe there are also other folks overseas who haven't received theirs either.
  89. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    First of all, apologies for being so terribly late with my findings.

    Ages ago, I said I would try adding hyraceum to modern Tabac Blond extrait, and I did: 2 drops of hyraceum to 1ml extrait. And...
  90. Re: Do you take the color of the packaging or juice into account when trying a new perfume?

    http://www.roullierwhite.com/ekmps/shops/roullierwhite/images/slumberhouse-norne-extrait-30ml-7726-p.jpg

    So let's say it was possible to make a colourless Norne - and it may very well be - and...
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    Re: Lumore, Lautunno & Labrazzo - O'Driu

    Thanks for the info, lpp. Revisiting Lautunno tonight in light of this thread:

    O'driù Lautunno (l'autunno = autumn)

    There's little of the challenging spice rack opening that characterised a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 15 February, 2014.

    Good to hear that! I'm pretty much the same here. One thing Slumberhouse has done for me is open up the possibility of wearing all manner of notes I would ordinarily have avoided like the plague. P+O...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    hedonist222, the classic line is still here: http://www.odriu.com/ecommerce/store.aspx

    lpp, congrats on the Lafro! What samples did you get?
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    Re: Samples and things

    Good for Matriarch!

    I wouldn't be so worried if it didn't last overnight, but truth be told, Epiphany was pretty much gone within an hour. I don't need my scents to last forever, but I would've...
  95. Re: Eva Kant-for Men and Women Oh yes she can deliver

    It isn't actually lavender-prominent, at least not to me. The lavender in Eva Kant rides high above the skin and ghosts in and out as it pleases. I used to think it was residue from something else I...
  96. Thread: sun kissed skin

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    Re: sun kissed skin

    If you like Fleurs de Sel and Sel Marin, give Masque Terralba a try - salty, summery aromatic stuff.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Should be soon - see Feb 1 update here: http://www.slumberhouse.com/zahd
  98. Re: Eva Kant-for Men and Women Oh yes she can deliver

    Great review! This may well be the best part:



    I like Eva Kant very much indeed too (thank you, lpp!) It's practically a comfort scent for me, and so different from Pregoni's handling of the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse- Not Loving it

    There's definitely room for dissent, kumquat.

    Sova, Norne and Vikt are the ones I never want to be without, but I readily admit that P+O took some getting used to (although I have my own bottle...
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    Re: Pianos and Perfumes

    And there's a little bit of menace in Norma Kamali Incense that always reminds me of the sonorities of tolling church bells in the infamous C# minor prelude:

    ...
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