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  1. Re: YSL M7 New Formulation v.s. Vintage Formulation Initial Review

    Could someone clarify how one tells which bottle is which formulation? That would help me understand what's being compared with what. Thanks.
  2. Re: YSL M7 New Formulation v.s. Vintage Formulation Initial Review

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    Re: Vent Vert formulations--how to identify?

    The boisdejasmin guide cannot be entirely accurate. It suggests that the bottle with the fancy waving grass cap is the 1990 Calice Becker version, while the bottle with the polka dot cap is the...
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    Re: Vent Vert formulations--how to identify?

    The boisdejasmin guide cannot be entirely accurate. It suggests that the bottle with the fancy waving grass cap is the 1990 Calice Becker version, while the bottle with the polka dot cap is the...
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    Re: Vent Vert formulations--how to identify?

    The boisdejasmin guide cannot be entirely accurate. It suggests that the bottle with the fancy "waving grass" cap is the 1990 Calice Becker version, while the bottle with the polka dot cap is...
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    Re: Vent Vert formulations--how to identify?

    The boisdejasmin guide cannot be entirely accurate. It suggests that the bottle with the fancy "waving grass" cap is the 1990 Calice Becker version, while the bottle with the polka dot cap is...
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    Re: Vent Vert formulations--how to identify?

    The boisdejasmin guide cannot be entirely accurate. It suggests that the bottle with the fancy "waving grass" cap is the 1990 Calice Becker version, while the bottle with the polka dot cap is...
  8. Re: What carrier oil would be best to dilute Ajmal Musk Gazelle Grade AA Premium Perfume Oil?

    I'll postulate on my own question:

    I suspect it's an imprecise translation of the of the Arabic gazal or ghazal. Our word "gazelle" actually does derives ultimately from the Arabic "ghazal,"...
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    Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    The original was said to have been around $90/tola. This AAA would be about $640/tola!
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    Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    As if things were not confusing enough, there is now an Ajmal Musk Gazelle AAA. ("The extra A is for extra ..."? - I dare not finish the thought.) See here:
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  11. Re: What carrier oil would be best to dilute Ajmal Musk Gazelle Grade AA Premium Perfume Oil?

    I'd love for someone to clarify what exactly the "musk gazelle" is. Is it the traditional musk deer of the Himalayas and Central Asia, or is it some animal in the Arabian peninsula? I've seen vague...
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    Re: Royal Bain De Caron.

    I wish someone could give a more definitive boundary of what constitutes vintage / original / good RBdC and new / reformulated / evil RBdC. I have a bottle that says "Royal Bain de Champagne" and it...
  13. Re: The original Tabac Blond - vintage Tabac Blond? Reformulations?

    The lack of responses could be that the original post is hard to understand. What do you mean by "no such thing as a 'vintage Tabac Blond' exists"? Was the old version different or not? That's what...
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    Kenzo Flower Summer

    I have a tester bottle that says "Kenzo Flower Summer Fragrance - Eau d'Ete." I've also seen bottles that say "FlowerByKenzo Summer." Are these the same fragrance?

    Mine says "sans alcool" on the...
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    Re: money smelling fragrance

    I think this would be a very interesting fragrance. A combination of leather, worn paper, musk, ink. Earth calling Christopher Brosius.
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    Re: Gucci Rush for Men Smell Alike

    Just tried a sample of Comme des Garcons Wonderwood and it's my nominee for most suitable GRfM replacement. In addition to the woods, it has that candied iris & violet element that is the linch-pin...
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    Re: DSQUARED² He Wood Ocean Wet Wood

    Since I'm not sure I know what an aquatic is, I'll say OWW is quite similar to the original HeWood. There is some bitter artemisia at the start and some very fine, unusually realistic woods. I can...
  18. Thread: Fragonard DESERT

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    Re: Fragonard DESERT

    Desert is now listed in the men's fragrance tab of the regular US website (www.fragonard.com). $40 for 100 ml and $56 for what must be a typo and they mean 200 ml. Shipping is $9. I'll have to see...
  19. Re: Paddywax ex libris EdgarAllen Poe candle scent: help

    It says Edgar Allen Poe on the tin, but now you got me wondering whether I somehow got a mislabeled item. I smell orange, cinnamon, and other mulling spices - but not cardamom.
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    Re: Bandit - Which version should I avoid?

    I just got an inexpensive bottle of the Alfin Bandit off eBay. I like Zizanioides' description of it, though I wouldn't call it brutal or weird. The bitterish, boozy opening was a bit startling,...
  21. Re: Paddywax ex libris EdgarAllen Poe candle scent: help

    I got this candle over Christmas. Honestly, I don't smell any cardamom, sandalwood, or absinthe, and to answer my own question earlier, it's nothing like the Frederic Malle candle. The Paddywax...
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    Re: Any Experience with The Fragrance Shop?

    In any case, I'd like to hear somebody's experience with the fragrance oil company. They claim to have an imitation oil for Gucci Rush for Men, which I am eyeing.
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    Re: Any Experience with The Fragrance Shop?

    Note that there are at least two outfits with similar names. "thefragranceshop.com" sells original and brand imitation fragrances in oil form. "fragranceshop.com" sells discounted but...
  24. Thread: Fragonard DESERT

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    Re: Fragonard DESERT

    Thanks! What Hednic means is you go to www.fragonard.com. In the upper right corner, select France as the country. Evidently, some fragrances are available in France but not in the US.

    Sadly,...
  25. Thread: Fragonard DESERT

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    Re: Fragonard DESERT

    I found this old thread and hope someone can enlighten me on where to track down this obscurity. I obtained a tiny sample bottle and thought it was wonderful. Dry, tart herbs and a wind-blown,...
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    Re: Caron's Third Man: Anything like it?

    Am I the only one to find 3e Homme terribly similar to Chanel Pour Monsieur? And much as I love it, upon first sniff of 3e homme, I got the distinct feeling of familiarity. Maybe because it is so...
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    Re: Tested new Jack Black's "JB" at Nordstrom

    Yes, I get reminders of Terre d'Hermes. Yes, I can even relate to the comparison to The Beat, due to the woody-citrus aromachemical in the drydown. But does anybody else get hints of angelica, as in...
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    Re: La Martina fragrances

    "I think their polo shirts are better than their fragrances though"

    Are you joking or saying it's the same company? I don't see any fragrances on the polo company's website:
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    Re: La Martina fragrances

    "I think their polo shirts are better than their fragrances though"

    Are you joking or saying it's the same company? I don't see any fragrances on the polo company's website:
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  30. Re: Paddywax ex libris EdgarAllen Poe candle scent: help

    Have you perchance had the opportunity to sniff Frederic Malle's wonderful Santal Cardamome candle? I was hoping to find something like that at under $125 (!) and the Paddywax E.A. Poe has some of...
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    Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    http://www.arabianbazaar.com/product27358/product_info.html

    I found this site selling "Black Musk Perfume Oil also known as Misk Ghazelle by Ajmal." $90/tola. Do you all think this is the dearly...
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    Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Thanks. That's what I needed to know. I checked again and actually Zahra's lists Grade AA at $69/tola and Grade C at $16.67/tola so it sounds like the original was even higher graded. All these...
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    Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    The Zahra's website lists (in addition to the Grade AA) a "Grade C" Musk Gazelle for a much lower price, around $25 per tola. Do folks on this list think this may be the original, less scary...
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    Re: KENZO Flower VS Caron Royal Bain de Caron.

    I have some Kenzo Flower and a bottle of Royal Bain of indeterminate age except that it was still labeled Royal Bain de CHAMPAGNE. Yes, they are quite similar in the sweet, musky, billowing, vanilla...
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