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  1. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    Some of the old style perfumes like Shalimar or Tsar smell nice when mixed with body scent

    Having said that, the best natural deodorants that I have ever used, in order of preference are

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    Re: best summer vanillas

    Armani Code
    VCA MiP
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Mona di Orio Musc from some samples
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    Frags from the other side..

    Guerlain Shalimar EDP current version
    Chanel No. 19 EDP
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

    Somehow for both these houses I seem to like female fragrances more than the male ones
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Received a compliment on VCA Tsar that too in evening when I would thought it's gone completely. She asked what was I wearing it's smelling nice.
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    +1 to the below, all long lasting in my skin at least 10+ hours if not more

    Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire: one of the best if not the best green and airy and soothing vetiver around...none of the...
  6. A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    I think we are being a little unfair...why should we expect a SA to have as much interest as even a beginner in a forum like this?

    Most people are happy to have a SA who is a bit warm and...
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    Re: Stuffed nose and fragrances

    I also use a neti pot certainly helps even with my infrequent usage ...got some mineral free salt form Himalaya Institute, ordered from iHerbs. LotS of pots and salts to choose from.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Ordered a bottle of SL MKK...was missing a skanky frag in my collection, this should meet the demand on those days when I want something little different

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    Re: Best Italian scent ?

    Alfarom how is the longevity of this one? Have been intrigued by this line and planning to try it out soon...

    Also any other suggestions from this house which are long lasting? Like amber, musc...
  10. Thread: Score!

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    Re: Score!

    Fantastic! $10 for two wonderful fragrances is an absolute steal

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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Finally arrived after a long delay at customs

    Guerlain Shalimar EDP
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    VCA Tsar


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  12. Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    Not exactly Montale and sorry about going a bit off topic...

    why not try VC&A Pour Homme and see? Just tried it yesterday and its a super strong rose-incense frag to my nose though the rose is a...
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    Check out Strawberrynet also...they sometimes have very good discounts running on the Amouage products...combined with their regular customer discounts it can be quite a good price

    Did not notice...
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    Re: Sillage?Longevity?Scent?Projection?

    Scent first and then longevity...need to know that I like it or jot and then if I like it then will it last or vanish in a poof.

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  15. Re: WOW! Dior & Chanel Boutiques in India stocks the exlusives!

    thanks lpp
  16. WOW! Dior & Chanel Boutiques in India stocks the exlusives!

    Today after a lot of googling and phone calls, finally realized that both Chanel and Dior have the boutique stores here at a couple of locations (Delhi, Mumbai), in India AND they stock the complete...
  17. Re: Blackbird by Matriarch and Pandora by DSH perfume

    +1 that's the one I want to buy :-)


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  18. Re: What best compliments your fragrance

    Thai crystal / alum stone sticks for deodorant or the great all natural Primal Pit Paste

    Nivea body wash or dove soap

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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    Fragrancenet shows that it ships but actually does not!

    I had placed an order and paid and they refunded back saying they do not ship to india! No answer on asking them why they then display the...
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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    Unfortunately MiN New York no longer ships internationally :-(

    There goes one of the best sources of USD orders down the drain.

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  21. Re: Maria Candida Gentile: Gentile - Longevity? Anything similar?

    Thank you Trebor! I have a tiny dab sample and I really like but not sure how it will behave when sprayed.

    Guess will spring for it soon as something about it calls to me:-)

    Sent from my...
  22. Re: Article: Anosmia – Don’t take your noses for granted!

    Have stumbled upon something called neti pots for nasal cleaning ...seems interesting going to order a neti pot soon and see

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  23. Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Anybody else thinks wearing a perfume named "souffle" is a bit funny?

    Colleague: hey what's that perfume you wearing ?
    Me: souffle :-)

    Think I will pass

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  24. Re: Article: Anosmia – Don’t take your noses for granted!

    Scary...I use otrivin a lot and after reading here now trying to cut down usage!

    How are the saline nasal sprays ? Would something like using a neti pot work if anybody has used it ?

    blocked...
  25. Re: Best individual compliment you ever got on a cologne?

    *double post*
  26. Re: Best individual compliment you ever got on a cologne?

    Super punchline...very sweet and nice way of expressing something really deep:-)



    Congrats!

    Nice sentimental stories and quite an interesting perspective ...do keep them coming folks

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    Re: What Chanel Fragrance

    +1 to Bleu

    Surprisingly I seem to like more of Chanel women perfumes than those for men...don't know why.

    In the men's range I liked

    Egoiste
    Antaeus
    Did not like any of the others I tried...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Ok to add to my previous comment...

    I had ordered two sample sets which as per the website contains 7 samples from their total collection. However, it never arrived :(

    The Oriza L. Legrand team...
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    @61824 thanks for the image that helps :-)

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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Well my sample set has not arrived yet and the folks very kindly offered to ship it out once again, with tracking, free of cost!

    Am a bit overwhelmed at such generosity and a very happy customer!...
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    I understand this is a cologne...how is the longevity for this in general? Seems interesting...


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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Can anyone post a link to the bottle / pic plz? Not sure which one is being discussed and was interested to know

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    The KSDL sandalwood oil now comes in a blue velvet bag not red...still quite cheap and though it maynot have a high aging its still pretty good.

    As aside, KSDL also sells a 12ml Sandalwood attar...
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    Re: Recommend me an OUD scent

    My two cents - Amouage seems to come closest to what a non-westernized oud scent can be without the skanky or barnyard smells...

    My favourite is Interlude Man, nuclear strength smoky oud mixed...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Congrats...I have the tiny 5 ml bottle bought from Cauvery Bangalore store...

    Here's a funny thing - when I tested it after purchase on skin it was a bit herbal medicinal and camphorish and not...
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    Re: Suggestions from wet shavers

    Soap

    Cella red jar soap
    Razorock King of the Castle lavender soap (absolutely great shave everytime and foams very easily)
    Godrej Shaving Cream (blue tube)

    AS

    Nivea AS (white bottle cream...
  37. Re: What do you think of Hanae Mori HiM, Prada Amber Intense, & Gucci Pour Homme 2?

    Prada Amber Intense

    Starts with a little bit of typical barbershop vibes....lavender and spice...soon the iris pops up (not as heavy as DHI) and becomes more vannilaish creamy during the drydown....
  38. Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Recently bought Narciso Rodriguez For Her...like the pink rose and peach scent but unfortunately stop smelling it after an hour ...seems to vanish without a trace from the chest, back of neck and...
  39. Re: So few of the truly great designers mens are for hot weather. Discuss...

    +1

    I can identify with this statement.

    Purely my own thoughts no offense intended to anybody else but after a while the lighter citrus / fresh fragrances gets a bit boring and I start...
  40. Re: If you could only use two fragrances for the entire year, which would they be and why?

    Choices vary but for now

    Guerlain vetiver current version (love how it smells very refreshing and its quite cheap so I can douse myself in this without offending anybody)

    Cartier Declaration...
  41. Re: So few of the truly great designers mens are for hot weather. Discuss...

    A lot of what has been listed as part of cold / temperate weather gets sold here in india (where mostly the warm / hot weather predominates)...quite a lot of those types does get used in...
  42. Re: Mona di Orio's Vetiver - Best Vetiver I Have Smelled

    Hednic , taint it sweet - thank you for sharing your thoughts:-)

    Wish the zegna vetiver was available a little more easily for people from non-US locations

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  43. Re: Need some advice on my next fragrance

    +1 Egoiste regular one all the way (current version)


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  44. Re: Article: The Top Ten: Discontinued Men's Fragrances

    Surprised to see Gucci PH as no. 1.

    Here in India see a lot of half sized bottles on sale at good discounts (NIB product) at the two big department stores...maybe I should hunt down and pick up a...
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    Re: MDCI Parfums

    Finally got to try my decant sample of MDCI Chypre Palatine and it blew me away!

    Fantastic spicy opening with hints of citrus and lavender,smells a bit like the typical barbershop...
  46. Re: Mona di Orio's Vetiver - Best Vetiver I Have Smelled

    Tried it once from my sample...smelt like a salty vetiver to my nose...quite different from my regular favourite Guerlain Vetiver ...

    Not sure if I like it or not...need to try a few more wearings...
  47. Re: Chanel No 19. Appreciation-Discussion Thread

    No 19 drydown turns into a nice rose and creamy green...

    Later during the day was doing some house cleaning and was sweating a bit...the body heat and sweat seemed to revive this up again. And...
  48. Re: Chanel No 19. Appreciation-Discussion Thread

    Bought a full bottle of the edp

    Tried both EDT and EDP and like the latter better. The edp has a more detectable rose note and is softer and kind of green with the rose,need to spend time with...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Malle Eau de Magnolia (could not resist after reading the reviews, blind buy:-) )

    Chanel Egoiste (wonderfully different from typical fragrances)

    Chanel No. 19 EDP (better than No. 5 to my nose)...
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    Re: What is your occupation?

    Marketing and Sales Support Manager in an IT organization :-)

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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Waiting for

    Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche (absolutely love this leathery salty amber, speaks to my soul)

    Mona di Orio Musc (no musk but I love this one)


    Maria Candida Gentile (Gentile,...
  52. Maria Candida Gentile: Gentile - Longevity? Anything similar?

    Had got a tiny free sample of MCG Gentile (the one with the tiny dipstick) as a part of a purchase from First in Fragrance and had a chance to try this out today.

    At first sniff am bowled over! A...
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    Re: My first scrubber!

    No headaches yet but overapplication certainly has made me rush to shower and take it off!

    MFK APOM - not sure how I feel about this...first application did 5 sprays and the bitter orange / spice...
  54. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Haha ...This really cracked me up:-)

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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    +1 somehow letting the body dry before spraying seems to bring out the fullness and durability of colognes for me

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    Re: Spearmint/Citrus EDT for summer?

    How is the longevity of this one? Am kind of fan of bitter orange scents

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  57. Re: Heavy Complimented Summer niche scents (prefer niche but designers can be included)) -

    Lol...does "ugh! Too strong" and "am feeling sick" count? Got these two comments when I oversprayed TF TV

    But yes I do get some compliments on

    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Envirant (wonderfully long...
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    Re: I can't beat razor burn

    My two cents - to get the best shave without nicks and Burns what works for me

    1. DE razor

    2. Wilkinson Sword blades (after trying out a variety of blades, this works best for my skin...use...
  59. Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    The above site seems to be down??? Any idea whats happening?

    Hope it gets back up soon :) cant resist looking at the perfumes and dreaming...waiting to gather the funds till i can order the sample...
  60. Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    LoL...
    I love bacon! Would be rushing to buy this one...cmon Creed give is Royal Bacon:-)

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yes and also a sample of Norne :-)



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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So is mare going to available as part of the reugular line, by any chance?

    Am hooked by DI's mention of petrichor, the rain effect :-)

    Got the full set of samples of the regular line, a very...
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Oooohhhh super cute! Looking so adorable :-)

    What breed are they?

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    Re: Paul Smith Man by Paul Smith

    Just tested the last of my carded sample...seems okay...nothing which will make me rush out to grab a bottle...

    Seems to be more suitable for summers as in winter when I tried it first time I did...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Thanks, leather is why I bought it...quite cheap too :-)

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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Blind buys

    Cerruti L'Essence
    Hermes Elixir de Merveilles

    Can't wait for these to arrive :-)

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  67. Re: What fragrance are you wearing this summer?

    Guerlain Vetiver (awesome classic bright and spicy vetiver)

    Atelier Cedrat Envirant (fanatsic and long lasting fresh juicy lime, minty green frag)

    Cartier Declaration EDT (versatile day / night...
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    Re: Help me out on leathers!

    Would love to know of any other
    amber + leather + incense

    or only

    amber + leather

    combos out there...

    Some thing similar to Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche which to my nose combines the...
  69. Re: Please Help Me With a Cooling Summer Scent

    +1 Atelier Cedrat Envirant

    Juicy swewet lime burst opening, minty vetiver in the middle and nice vanillaic and vetiver base...surprising long lasting swet citrus summer Cologne without any bitter...
  70. Re: Blackbird by Matriarch and Pandora by DSH perfume

    havent noticed the incense yet but leather and amber certainly there...and yes a hint of musk but a gentle one...have not noticed the incense yet, need to try this out more.

    lol if only they were...
  71. Re: Blackbird by Matriarch and Pandora by DSH perfume

    blackbird is a fantastic amber,leather frag and certainly smells smooth to my amateur nose :) longevity on my skin is awesome some 12+ hours with some 4 sprays

    to me it has some similarities to...
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    Re: Worth the price

    For me amouage lyric man...larger than life Hollywood superstar rose...bright luxurious and bombastic...to me the best rose I have smelt till date...

    Granted may be a bit too much overpowering for...
  73. Re: Diptyque Eau de Lavande - This stuff is awesome!

    I love Burberry London...So is the Diptyque one an enhanced version of that perhaps?

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    Re: 10+ Sprays

    West Indian Lime from C&E

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    Re: decantshop.com

    Have ordered twice ...delivered to India pretty fast and everything intact and nicely wrapped and protected...good experience and would certainly buy again...

    Along with surrender to chance these...
  76. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    What about the new version in the refresher smaller sized bottle ? Is it still good when compared to the vintage

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    Re: Which do i chose

    +1

    Me I would rate Burberry London over ADG but that's a personal choice ...both are fantastic

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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    What about LM Parfums Hard Leather ? Haven't tried this yet but sounds like just the thing based on reviews and notes

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  79. Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    Depends on the perfume I guess...

    8 sprays of tobacco vanille in the morning as I could not smell it initially and managed to gas myself and people around at work later during the day :-) super...
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    What is the longevity of the Diptyque Eau ?

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    Re: Amouage Interlude's EPIC longevity!!!

    Please would love to know more about this coupon!

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    Re: Creed Aventus...Polo Green?

    To me Polo Green smelled somewhat similar to GIT not Aventus at least in the opening

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    Re: Safe scent for extra hot weather

    It's 40C here and thought of trying my leftover sample of Tere'd Hermes....

    Last few wearings of the sample had not left me impressed nor had the tryout at the shop on skin.

    So it was either...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Pulled the trigger on FB's of Atelier Cedrat E cologne and MFK APOM Pour Homme ...both blind buys for the brutal 40C Indian summers.

    Also placed an order for two sample package from the Orizaba Le...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    *double post by mistake*
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    Re: Frag for internship job interview?

    Something light / acquatic and one or two small sprays:-)

    And best of luck.

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  87. Re: Creed Aventus or Tobacco Vanille - Can only buy 1 this spring

    Aventus hands down...much easier to wear in all seasons and much easier crowd pleaser / less offensive

    Tobacco Vanille slowly grows on oneself and smells more of vanilla flavoured boozy green...
  88. Re: Mens perfume with good sillage in hot weather

    For hot indian summer, depending in your preference may I suggest the following with great sillage

    L'Eau D'Issey Miyake (aquatic with strong yuzu notes, impossible to make it bloom and offend...
  89. Re: Which Frag Would Make You Smell Like Darth Vader?

    Haha fun thread...

    My take...no off the shelf frag for Vader but a custom one made of

    some kind of skanky, barnyard hindi oud + earthy rooty oud + some black musk + wet leather + wet boozy...
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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    Just trying out loading and unloading baskets...

    Adding a 100ml bottle of Interlude and using the robes08 code only gives a discount of $ :-(

    I guess the actual discount amount using that code...
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    Wow am so jealous :-( I want some too

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    Re: scents with an Indian vibe

    Lol that really cracked me up :-)

    But typically the scent that I associate with India is temple incense.

    If you have ever been on a trip to Southern India temples, these black / dark red...
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    Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Tried out my small decant and have absolutely fallen head over heels for this!

    Wore it twice and both times the openings were different! Lasted well above 12 hours on my skin.

    First time it was...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 10, 2014

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille from my small decant ...first wear today :-)

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  95. Re: The mildest Mühle DE razor, ideal for a DE "intermediate-beginner" shaver

    The R89 is best when starting out...the most gentle one but still very effective

    What you need to do is sample different blade types and find out which works best for you.

    Only the razor alone...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 9, 2014

    Amouage Interlude ...11+ hrs and only now becoming a skin scent!

    Brilliant perfume, second wearing today from my decant and today was a vetiverish typical oud opening for a long while then honey,...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    My favourite - Cauvery Handicrafts Mysore Sandalwood Attar (both varities) a tola costs less than $5 and its kind of 'thin' but wet and lasts for only about 3-4 hours but awesome specially on a...
  98. Re: House of the Matriarch - Suggestions Please???

    Tried The Maj today.

    Have a few variations or Majuma attars made locally and unlike them this opens with a very toned down and tame vetiver...not overpowering rooty earthy smell but a nice dark...
  99. Re: Dior Homme Intence Versitility? Olny night/winter?

    i use this in the indian summers :)

    the lipstick note really takes off from the skin unlike cold weather where it hugs the skin...in summers, i have fun with the lipstick note projection ahead of...
  100. Re: House of the Matriarch - Suggestions Please???

    great reviews! i have been eyeing the Supernatural sampler...13 3.3ml sample vials at $180...maybe my math is wrong but it turns out to be way cheaper than getting the samples piecemeal...

    am torn...
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