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  1. Re: Louis Vuitton needs to delve into the fragrance world.

    Louis Vuitton (LVMH) is a conglomerate that has many companies releasing fragrances quite often: Dior, Guerlain, Kenzo, Acqua di Parma, etc.
  2. Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
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    Re: Help with Oud fragrances please

    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Jubilation XXV
  4. Re: Roja Dove Reckless Pour Homme and Roja Dove's Goodmans

    I have tried Reckless PH. I've only worn it a few times, but I must admit I'm having a hard time with it and find it a difficult scent to describe. It's dry spicy woods with a very deep rich floral...
  5. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    I'd also be interested in a split of Onda in Viole d'Extrait
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    Poll: Re: Why do you buy Niche fragrances?

    I think in many respects the term niche means less and less nowadays. As long as you've got access to the internet, money, and the will you can fill almost any niche (not just perfumery). Small...
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    I feel ya, and yes I have experienced this, and here are some (tl;dr) thoughts:

    I got into fragrances about ten years ago. I sampled and bought heavily then stopped for years and sold almost all...
  8. Re: Swap: SHL 777/Andrea Maack/Dior/Malle/Masque/Montale/CdG/Parfumerie Generale/MFK/etc.

    bump for all new items...
  9. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    Not a collector at all. I sample, buy, and trade decants/samples often, but only purchase full bottles if I can see myself wearing the scent for several years. So far I only have 3 full bottles I...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    I agree on Lampblack. The ink note paired with the grapefruit in this is extremely satisfying; I enjoy it more than CdG2 now (itself a brilliant scent but a tad too powdery as my personal tastes...
  11. Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Invasion Barbare
    Dior Homme
    Almost the entire house of Chanel
    Any Gucci fragrance
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    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    I find this question more difficult to answer as I try more fragrances. Notes I can't stand in some fragrances, I really don't mind, and like even, in others. It's a balancing act and a lot of it...
  13. Thread: a true incense

    by repose

    Re: a true incense

    Many mentioned here are very balsamic, which isn't what you're looking for. Try the CdG series. They're dry and more likely to be up your alley.
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    Re: Idole de Lubin EDT suspicious packaging

    So is there a new EdT or were there two different packagings for it and the EdT is now entirely discontinued?
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    I too wish perfumers just used the same bottles. The frivolity and decadence of some of these bottles is so risible and more importantly wasteful in my opinion. I would also prefer a very simple,...
  16. Re: Al-Kimiya/iPapillon/SH Sadanne/MFK Pluriel/Hermes/LeLabo/Guerlain/Tauer/Roja/Malle/Creed Acqua

    Received my Reckless and Coven splits today; great packaging and labels. Thanks!
  17. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Lampblack/Hard Leather/Creed/Nasomatto/Armani Prive/April Aromatics/more

    Received the Lampblack split today. Great label and packaging, and as always, unbelievably fast shipping. Thanks!
  18. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    NK Incense
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    Great idea, and I feel the same way. I'm not tied to having the manufacturers bottle/box, plus I like trying new fragrances too much/often to afford full bottles. Decants and splits work really...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    I get good longevity with this. Sampled this when it first came out and got a decant earlier this year. I'm a big fan of Duchafour's scents and I think with a lot of his scents you can sometimes...
  21. Re: Blackbird by Matriarch and Pandora by DSH perfume

    I am very burnt on the genre! The majority of what I've sought out the last few years has been the resins/incense lot and I guess I'm finally bored with it. I'll try to hang onto what I've got and...
  22. Re: Blackbird by Matriarch and Pandora by DSH perfume

    Has anyone else been disappointed by Blackbird? I recently have been wearing it and maybe it's the hyperbolic praise it's received and I was expecting to have to pick up my jaw from the floor, but I...
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    L'homme sage is fantastic. It seems, to me, to possess this old school aesthetic, as well as being modern (you won't feel like you're wearing something from the 80s). As others have mentioned the...
  24. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    This whole debate is amusing. It seems everyone in this thread is in broad agreement that the expiry date is ridiculous and just another marketing schtick, but with a few people wanting to sound a...
  25. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Love: frankincense followed by: vetiver, leather, wormwood, lavender, nutmeg, tea, cardamom, jasmine, saffron, cedar, juniper

    Hate: musks in general... white musk, castoreum, civet, hyrax
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    I think a few of Kurkdjian's mainstream hits are actually pretty good. Particularly Fleur du Male. Since I'm typically into heavy orientals it's hard to admit liking soft florals I suppose, but not...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I can see where you're coming from. I remember when I first sampled this I was expecting a resolute powerhouse fragrance; a blast of projection and sillage. I'm actually very pleased it isn't...
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    I like Ulrich Lang's Nightscape
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    My personal favorites are ...
    Iris Silver Mist: a great crisp, rooty green scent. One of my first Lutens discovery years and years ago.
    Gris Clair: an odd mix of lavender, sweetness and smoke;...
  30. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Good stuff!
  31. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Any one interested in splitting the new Maison Francis Kurkdjian Pluriel Masculin?
  32. Re: Help me choose my next Amouage: Lyric or Epic.

    Between those two I'd probably choose Epic although it doesn't really work on my skin for some reason so I doubt I'd ever buy either.

    However, it sounds like you're leaning towards Lyric, so go...
  33. Swap: Dior/Malle/Slumberhouse/Montale/CdG/Parfumerie Generale/MFK/etc

    Hi I am interested in trading any of these samples and decants (all of which come in a spray atomizer unless noted):

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud ~ 4 ml
    Come des Garcons Hinoki, 10 ml decant...
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Had the opportunity to try the Masculin recently and enjoyed it. Received a sample and will have to give it some more wear, but it's very nice at first blush.

    I was surprised at the initial blast...
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    For me, I only wish the late mid to drydown was as refreshing as its beginning. It resolves into a rather generic, clean white musk on me. And topping over 100 dollars, I expect more than that.
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    I actually really don't get much of a G&T vibe, it's certainly clean and fresh with a touch of warm spice. It's nice but for the price you might do better looking for something else, especially if...
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    Re: NEW MFK fragrances

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Try the Dior Vetiver. It's probably the one you're looking for: clean, crisp, and classy.
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    Re: Chanel no.5 extrait vintage from ebay

    Ebay can be a gamble for sure, and more importantly, make sure she's into old school/classic perfumes.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Aventus batch A42b10k04
  41. Re: My review after visiting various NYC perfumeries Part IV (Leather Oud/Sycomore/Angel/etc)

    As far as the Sycomore questions: I've worn it several times and haven't really detected a marijuana smell but sometimes people get that vibe with vetiver in general. I haven't received any...
  42. Poll: Re: Do you make distinctions between frags you wear during the day and night?

    Yes, but only in the summer/hotter months. Generally if it's too hot outside I forgoe fragrance during the day and put something on in the evening.
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    So is this available at Armani boutiques now?
  44. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    I'd say a lot of the classics from Guerlain, Chanel, Knize, Hermes..
  45. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Interesting thoughts and I think demographics play a huge role in fragrance choice. I'm from a suburban Midwest town and I always feel like I'm violating social mores when wearing "louder"...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    A lot of good recommendations here I'll have to check out.

    Knize Ten -- great, everyday no-fuss leather if there ever was such a scent, and I'm amazed at the history of it. Very modern and way...
  47. Re: [USA] Roja Amber Aoud. De Bechmakov. Tirenico. Santalum. Acqua Viva. Eccelso.

    Just a heads up: strifeknot is running a split of 20 milliliters of Profumi del Forte Tirrenico for $50
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    In a word: no. But people blow their money on tremendously foolish things every second.
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    I recently walked out of the mall with this on one wrist, and Mitsouko on the other... I got tons of pineapple from the top to mid phase. I guess I can see the appeal (who doesn't love pineapple --...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    That's what I thought of Norne actually -- it reminded me of those Christmas / Hallmark stores here in the Midwest. Potpourri and candles. Definitely an evocative scent and it'll be an interesting...
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    Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    Rien must wear very differently on each individual. I owned a bottle years ago and mostly what I remember, and what I specifically remember from all of the ELdO line, was massive amounts of...
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    Re: Future iconic fagrances

    Sécrétions Magnifiques, probably many Roja Dove, Vero Profumo & Clive Christian, couple of Amouage (Jubilation XXV undoubtedly), Avignon, FM's Vetiver Extraordinaire and French Lover, LIDG...
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    Re: Fragrances you swore you'd never wear?

    I'm a lot more open minded to citrus/fresh/vetiver scents (L'Homme de Coeur, Sycomore, Nio, for example) recently after mainly wearing woody/incense/orientals for the past few years.
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    The women in my life hardly notice I'm wearing anything at all even though I wear a fragrance daily -- I generally only apply one spray. And I would say that women have preferences in styles of...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    I have tried precious woods also, and although it's nice, I'd never spring for a full bottle. The opening was great and the quality is certainly there, but overall for me it felt predictable and...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    I thought the same when reading the thread: wouldn't "holy grail designer scent" be an oxymoron if by definition holy grails are difficult to find and that most designer fragrances are widely...
  57. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    I tried Costa Azzura at Neiman Marcus just for the hell of it. I'm amazed at the asking price on such a banal and forgettable fragrance. It came across as a nondescript aquatic/calone fragrance. ...
  58. Thread: Gym scent

    by repose

    Re: Gym scent

    Never ever ever wear cologne to the gym and I can't stand when others do. It's far too intrusive given the environment. The worst is when you're on a treadmill and some lady next to you is wearing...
  59. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Great. Thanks!
  60. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Is there any chance we could get another Dior Vetiver split before it becomes impossible to find (due to it being discontinued)?
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    The opening smells like a flower to me, a definite grandiflora. Imagine pulling up a fresh flower from a garden on a dewy, spring day. It reminds me of the archetype smell of putting your nose in a...
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    Our Legacy Eau de Cologne

    Has anyone tried this? It's from the Swedish clothing brand Our Legacy and apparently only available in Europe.

    "Our Legacy Eau De Cologne fragrance has a base of artificial musk with notes of...
  63. Thread: Smokey leather?

    by repose

    Re: Smokey leather?

    Knize Ten is not really a smokey leather but rather a florally/soapy leather. Try CdG 2Man or Gucci Pour Homme for smokey leather.
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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Vero Kern: Mito
  65. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    I wore Serpentine yesterday and definitely has that unmistakeable CdG feel. And an apt comparison with Odeur 53 and Calamus. That's exactly how I'd describe it. (Haven't tried Bel Respiro)
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    I recently bought Memoir from fragrancenet with some trepidation, and same situation: unboxed, bottle wrapped in bubble wrap. Fragrance was brand new and needed to be pumped, I had a manufacturer's...
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    My girlfriend tends to dislike most fragrances I wear, but the three she seems to enjoy most would be: Kyoto, Jubilation XXV, and Odeur 71. Recently her favorite was L'humaniste, although I doubt...
  68. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    After looking around, L'homme de Coeur probably wouldn't be worth its value to split, but thanks. I'll check in for O'driú splits though.
  69. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Divine: L'homme de Coeur
    - great summer scent

    Amouage: Journey Man (when available)
    - very interested in trying this as I'm sure other Amouage fans are too

    O'driú: Peety, Eva Kant, Ladamo.....
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    Wore Black Gemstone today.

    Prima facie: the opening is definitely a balsamic, lemony cedar. A tad cloying and maybe feels a bit too trendy in its opening. Later on I kept feeling deja vu during...
  71. Re: Help with my buying my first niche fragrance

    Check out the Comme des Garcons line. They are a good intro to niche/avant garde and have created like 100 different fragrances. Their grouping by series is useful and will help you narrow down...
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    Re: Comme Des Garcons Kyoto

    If you think Blue Encens is too churchy I would strongly advise you to not blind buy Avignon. It's a very austere and deep frankincense scent reminiscent of Catholic mass, particularly. I detected...
  73. Re: I dislike most of the scents I sample - Is this normal?

    Mea culpa! Good lookin out. I do like some of Ellena's work, as well as Bourdon's. Overall, not a fan of the FM line though.
  74. Re: I dislike most of the scents I sample - Is this normal?

    I wouldn't buy a full bottle of any that you mentioned with the exception of Terre de Hermes, primarily because you can find it inexpensively these days. Certainly not at the top of my list to...
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    Egoiste definitely has a prominent cinnamon note, which to me, really makes the scent work. Another suggestion would be Jubilation XXV. It is a fantastic fragrance and has a cinnamon note.
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    Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    Sampled Sancti today. Reminded me quite a bit of Avignon. An initial blast of frankincense as it opens with sharp citrus, bergamot, and lemon notes. I can detect the cardamom and touch of...
  77. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Black Tourmaline does have an old man/grandpa vibe to it and sort of reminds me of the original Old Spice. I got a lot of pine from it. Didn't really delineate from a couple notes when I wore it.
  78. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    I haven't bought a full new bottle in years.. I tend to only buy smaller size decants now (between 3-10 ml). There's just so much I'd like to try and buying large bottles makes precious little sense....
  79. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

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