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  1. Thread: Toronto, Canada

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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    It's also worth noting that different Sephoras carry different niche brands (ie - Eaton Centre carries Lutnes, Yorkdale carries L'Artisan). They don't scoff if you ask for 2 samples...you might have...
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    Re: D&G - The Velvet Collection ?

    They're meh.
  3. Re: Eau de Rhubarbe Ecarlate & Eau de Neroli Dore by Hermes

    Looking forward to these - Rhubarb by CDG is one of my all-time favs, and rhubarb itself is one of my favourite notes, so I'll be interested to see what the Hermes treatment will do to it.
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    Re: Serge Lutens now Available at Sephora!

    They've been sold at the Eaton Centre location in Toronto for quite some time now. Glad to see they're expanding their presence!
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Same! I won't be greedy - I only want one, which will of course occupy its own room, where it will be bottom-lit.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    http://i64.tinypic.com/1znpsw5.jpg

    From SL FP page :)
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    The Night by Freddy Malle. Wow. Insanely beautiful....unfortunately the drydown goes a bit too synthetic and strong for my taste.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I dream of something based on saffron...something not covered very thoroughly in any previous Lutens scents.
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    Re: New Lutens // New Byredo

    I believe this is number 68.

    I'm not sure who buys the Eau line - Sephora customers I'm guessing(?) I'm just happy they're successful so that we continue to get new releases...even if some (most)...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Did y'all read this: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/417185-New-Lutens-New-Byredo?p=3731970#post3731970

    New addition to the "Eau" collection.

    Not too excited about another aquatic thing.
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    Re: New Lutens // New Byredo

    Thanks for the info!

    Can't say I'm terribly excited for another in Lutens' Eau collection. I still can't do aquatics...I need another decade to get over the 90's.
  12. Re: New Style Axe Fragrances - Tobacco and Amber / Oud and Dark Vanilla / Ginger...

    Just no.
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    Re: Recommend fragrances similar to Kouros

    Maybe Caron Third Man or Dior Jules?
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    Re: Sweet Woody Saffron

    Me either...anything with Saffraleine (sp?) in it smells nothing of the real thing.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I can send you a expired can of peaches in syrup? :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    If anyone's interested, here is a seldom-seen "Fond de Parfum" version of Datura Noir. The Fond de Parfum series was only available for a few scents (Ambre Sultan is the one that I remember), they...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    So I'm testing the last of the Fancy Five samples that I have (I only have 4 unfortunately) - Cannibale

    So this one will probably be the most popular, at least amongst the guys. Again, Lutens &...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I'd love to hear everyone's favs (top 5 maybe..
    Let's throw in the bottom 5 as well for fun).

    Here are mine...
    Current favs - L'Incendiaire, Fourreau Noir, De Profundis, Rose de Nuit, and Five...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Obviously I don't keep.up with fragrance ads :/



    I'm a bit relieved as well...I'm not sure these were targeted for. I'm hoping one of the 2 I've yet to try will wow me (there HAS to be one,...
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    Re: Sweet Woody Saffron

    Me too. Best you can get.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    So I'm trying to give a fair review to Sidi Bel Abes....but urgh....its sucha generic fresh fougere that I'm really struggling. I hate fougeres.

    It has a decent berry topnote...I guess that's...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Is this really a quote from him? Never would have guessed.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Those 2 are fan favs with the guys around here. There really isn't a "safe" blind buy, especially with this particular brand (maybe Five O'clock au Gingembre), so its risky no matter what. If you're...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Are you buying full bottles? Chergui and Gris Clair are probably the safest.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    La Fille de Berlin is very beautiful, but you really have to love rose....like, a lot. I find it a bit much to wear, but would love to have someone around me wear it.

    I'd say give L'Orpheline and...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Testing L'Haleine des Dieux today.

    It would be impossible to describe this without referring to Ambre Sultan. Aside from the surprisingly conventional citrus (lime?) topnote, the two are extremely...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Glad you're enjoying the line!
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    Re: Most Disappointing Scents of 2015

    Lutens Cracheuses des Flammes :'(

    Sauvage was TERRIBLE...too bad, they could have done something great.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Don't get your hopes up...I'm still lacking a sample of Renard Whatever, which is supposed to be one of the highlights of the line, but so far the only interesting one to smell out of the vial is...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    The Fancy Pants samples have arrived!

    Although I haven't given them the full analysis yet, I will say that none jumped out as anything all too interesting. Will report back with more on each.
    ...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I also find it a tad weak in the longevity department. Doesnt matter though, it's one of his bests. I had a large decant and used it all up....guess that's a sign!
  32. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    I have a reference bottle of Mysore Sandalwood, and BdI does match it quite closely. I have a feeling it's similar to the use of oud...there might be some in there, but in minute quantities.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    There are some lovely animations of (some of) the limited edition bottles on the Lutens website:

    Bell jars:...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Oh my...that etched bottle (La Fille de Berlin?) is drool-worth!
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Another limited edition - this time for a powder case (with what looks like a scorpion?)

    http://i67.tinypic.com/2n0iufb.jpg
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    Re: Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    It's definitely not weak. I'm sure it's been reformulated over the years, but the oregano note is still strong, as is the never-ending drydown.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    http://hammersnipe.auctionstealer.com/home.cfm
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Not sure if you read it at the time, but Luckyscent (for some reason) restocked VE a month or so ago (maybe more), so I expected to see some bottles go up on ebay. Maybe people who missed the deal...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Interesting...I've never tried it. I'm a fan of A Lab On Fire.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I could have ordered it through The Perfumed Court....but I just made a purchase through them that's already in the mail, so I'd have to pay for shipping (to Canada) for just one sample. :/

    I'm...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I know...I need to get my act together and start taking pictures. :/

    ps - I got an email last night from Surrender to Chance saying they cancelled my Renard Constrictor sample order. :( Other...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    With a name as evocative as the arsonist, you'd think there'd be a more interesting theme, but still pretty. One day I'll get an engraved bottle!
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Full pix

    http://i67.tinypic.com/2d7y3ch.jpg

    http://i65.tinypic.com/34xescl.jpg

    http://i64.tinypic.com/8wmljl.jpg
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    L'Incendiaire limited edition bottles:
    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/L-Harlequin-for-L-Incendiaire-Numbered-Engraved-Editions-by-Serge-Lutens-7339.html
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I will definitely report back on the fancy pants line. I know there have been some unfavourable blog reviews, but I'm hoping to give them a fair chance without thinking of their cost.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I believe Sheldrake and (daddy) Polge worked together on the Chanel stuff (pre Mesia), but Sheldrake is written all over some of them. Like you said, Coromandel is a more "Chanel" version of Borneo....
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I'm on pins & needles waiting for my Section d'Or samples. Squeeeee.

    I also finally made my prezzie-to-me decision and got a 30ml decabt of Rose de Nuit to decant into an empty Vaporisateur Tout...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I think most "unisex" companies target women...they definitely spend more $$ on cosmetics than men (making assumptions, of course). I think the slew of feminine titles, (and lack of directly...
  49. Re: What is everyone wearing to the office Christmas party?

    L'Incendiaire.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Congrats! I'm still on the fence with Fille en Aguilles.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Oh absolutely, that's the point...I just see it as a tad redundant. All are excellent, but I definitely don't need more than one of them (although I have Violette and Fruits, just because my BdV was...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    The Bois series *ducks from rocks* mostly smell the same to me. I can tell them apart...but it's taken me years to get them down. If I have a choice, which I do, I prefer Bois et Musc, but since it's...
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Greatest Fragrance

    My personal fav would by CDG's Rhubarb, but as for his best, I would say Sequoia - at the time, it smelled like nothing else.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Thanks!!!! I've checked every few days but hadn't seem them until now. Yay!

    edit - Canadian dollar is such crap right now...$80 for 6 samples makes me want to cry :'''''(
  55. Re: About Damn Time: Luca Turin's Latest Reviews November 30, 2015

    I also wish I knew more about music (even if I played the tuba in school), although the radio show posted was very enjoyable.

    I like when reading articles/critiques when the author compares...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Which one tempts you?

    ps - if Barneys is willing to make samples, I will throw money at your face. In the nicest possible way :)
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Great list Furriner. I'm at 25 (I just gave away Serge Noire...not sure why I bought it, not for me). I can see why Arabie is your number 1. I love it, but don't wear it often for some reason.
    ...
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    Re: What's on your holiday wishlist?

    Adding - samples of Serge's new fancy five (where the eff can you buy samples for these????)
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    Re: Favourite releases of 2015

    Only one this year - J'Adore Touch de Parfum.

    A suprisingly lush and decadent rendition of J'Adore, almost in the same vein as New Look 1947, but in parfum form.
    ...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHcc4nt_QYg

    A new arty-farty video describing (poetically, we'll say) the new 5 Section d'Or scents.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    This is totally inparopro, but to the person selling the 50ml bottle of Fumerie Turque on eBay for 300 euros - f$(*& you.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    MKK is the obvious choice for animalic. But if you want an easy entry, 5 O'Clock Au Gingembre tips toward the "safe" side of the scale.
  63. Re: Anybody try and like S-ex fragrance from S-Perfme ? Bought it and not really digging it....

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/57401/s-ex-by-s-perfume
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    It baffles me, but he can do that (Nuit de Cellophane, Lianne de Ver, etc.)
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    ^ El Attarine is one of the few bottles I've ever finished (although I only had a partial). Would love to reacquire.

    So just for fun, a top 10 list:

    1. L'Incendiaire - I know, $$$, but it's...
  66. Re: Anybody try and like S-ex fragrance from S-Perfme ? Bought it and not really digging it....

    I've had it for years, and it remains one of the most brilliant perfumes I've ever smelled. Aquatic, but not in a clichéd way, leathery, but unlike any other I've smelled before, and musk. It's...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    What's with Vierge de Fer anyway? I found it to be utterly repulsive...like a terribly strong shampoo. One of the few Lutens I scrubbed off. Not to mention he released a bar of soap with a similar...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    They definitely hold onto it. Fumerie Turque. Difficult to find at a decent price.



    Rose de Nuit has definitely changed over the years, but I still quite like it.



    The "clean" concept was...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I almost feel like he knows everyone is doing weird now, which he partly originated, so he's going against the trend with tidy florals. A bit too soon for my liking.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I wasn't a fan of Chene when it was released - but I think many of us had od'd on iso e super at that point. I love it now - it has a beautiful faint green note in the top that I love.



    I liked...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I'll take a new photo this weekend to show how scary my collection has become!

    Santal de Mysore is also too much for me. I admire it like I do a home scent/candle. It just isn't something I want...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    An old picture, for fun:

    http://i63.tinypic.com/kd0ttt.jpg
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I *hate* splash bottles, so I've actually avoided bell jars as much as I could if I could get the same scent in a limited edition spray bottle. When the empty black atomizers came on the market, I...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I thought you might pop in. ;)

    Continuing my stance on gender neutrality on this forum, I use the term fanboy in the completely generic sense (if has one.)

    Any progress on your Voix Noir...
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    Lutens fanboy thread

    As the never-ending Creed threads grind my nerves, I imagine that the oft- mentioned Lutens probably does the same for others, so I thought maybe us "fanboys" (who was it that called me that again?)...
  76. Re: SL Fleurs D'Oranger is a close to perfect orange blossom.

    Mandarine Mandarin (or is the other way around?) is lovely, but I have a hard time with the celery topnote. Surprisingly, I don't get the tea or orange blossom that everyone else does - I get a...
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    Re: What's on your holiday wishlist?

    I think it's the strawberry note that bothers me...they dumbed the gardenia down. I guess I wanted something darker.
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    Re: What's on your holiday wishlist?

    It's funny, I love gardenia, I love Serge, but UVN isn't my fav. I still own it though (bought blind).
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    Re: What's on your holiday wishlist?

    Sorry, should have been more specific. It's between Boxeuses and Rose De Nuit.

    I've yet to successfully locate samples of the new fancy-pants quintet, so I've narrowed it down to these two.
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    Re: Please identify perfume bottle?

    Good eye! I've always though Bob Mackie came in a twisty glass bottle...but that was probably the EDT>
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    What's on your holiday wishlist?

    I'm the only one who buys me any presents...so this year I'm hoping/planning on a bell jar (not sure which...)

    What's your your wishlist?
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    Re: Please identify perfume bottle?

    I agree. This looks like a bottle that was sold empty and filled with the wearer's favourite perfume. Probably to make it look fancier, so I doubt whatever the perfume was it came in an attractive...
  83. Re: About Damn Time: Luca Turin's Latest Reviews November 30, 2015

    Tens of people would buy this.
  84. Re: About Damn Time: Luca Turin's Latest Reviews November 30, 2015

    Never stopped anyone else. ;)
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    Re: My Thoughts On Papillon Artisan Perfumes

    Of interest: http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/luca-turin-reviews-latest-2015-perfumes-comme-des-garcons-carolina-herrera-papillon-artisan-perfumes/2/
  86. Re: OUD with Gendarme vibe (fresh,clean,laundry.......)?

    Acqua di Parma oud comes to mind.
  87. Thread: Dior Privée

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    Re: Dior Privée

    That is great news...thanks!
  88. Thread: Dior Privée

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    Re: Dior Privée

    You can't.
  89. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Excellent! Will order a sample.
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    Re: Mancera Rose Chocolate Vs. TF Noir De Noir

    100% Love. :-0

    But NdN is good too.
  91. Re: SL Fleurs D'Oranger is a close to perfect orange blossom.

    I much prefer the older formulation with the heavier spice. There still is a cumin note in the top, but not as prominent as I remember.

    The sample I just out on is from a new tester as Sephora.
    ...
  92. Thread: Iris Silver Mist

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    Re: Iris Silver Mist

    This is an all-time fav of mine - it's absolutely perfect from start to finish. I don't find it congruent with the Lutens line (which could be explained by the different perfumer), but not...
  93. Re: [INTL] Creed Royal Mayfair/Tauerville Flash/Xerjoff/Roja Dove/Dior Privee/+++

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    Re: Let's talk Chanel....

    Annoying, right?
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    Re: Let's talk Chanel....

    Am I the only one who finds 28 to last all day? Sometimes I even find it too strong. I have a feeling there's something in there that I'm hypersensitive to. It was once a favourite, but I can't wear...
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    Re: Can a guy pull off Dior Hypnotic Poison?

    exactement
  97. Thread: Toronto, Canada

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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    They carry the full Export line.

    The bottle in my avatar was from an advertisement for Vetiver Oriental.
  98. Re: Thoughts on Lutens' replacing the "limited export bottles" with Vaporisateur Tout Noir editions?

    Correct, it is. Apparently they plan on releasing both limited runs of bell jars in the 50ml bottle, along with the Tout Noir bottles.
  99. Re: Thoughts on Lutens' replacing the "limited export bottles" with Vaporisateur Tout Noir editions?

    Bumping my old thread to include this picture of the spray version of Nombre Noir:

    http://i63.tinypic.com/10zbxox.jpg

    This is from an old ebay listing, which states it contains 60ml...not sure...
  100. Re: What's your thoughts on Frederic Malle The Night?

    Yikes! It is pricey...what size did you buy?
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