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  1. Thread: RC's sale thread

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    [CONUS] Re: RC's sale thread

    Bump
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Is there anyone here in the U.S. who has Shuhrah Pour Homme and would be willing to do a sample swap? I'd like to get my nose on it, but I really don't like to blind buy.
  3. Thread: RC's Swap Thread

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    Re: RC's Swap Thread

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    Re: "Aloes of Ish" Where did he go? Anyone know?

    I don’t know where he went, but his early Tribute knockoff was excellent.
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    I stopped in Merz Lincoln Square yesterday and can confirm that they've stepped up their fragrance game.

    It used to be that they had all the shaving products at the front of the shop and the...
  6. Re: Are there any fragrances that are all top notes and nothing else?

    If all you smelled were a single note or set of notes throughout an entire composition, then whatever they were, be it citrus or whatever are typically more associated with being top notes, would...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, I think I was there in Jan/Feb last year, but by "them" I mean I don't think anything from Areej le Dore was on display, but I could be wrong. I completely forgot about the entire house. It's...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I would have liked to have tried Atlantic Ambergris and Russian Oud, but oh well. I was at Lucky Scent last year and completely blanked on them. I don't remember them even being on display.
  9. Re: Can Someone Recommend Me A Good But Cheap Vetiver?

    Not sure where anyone is finding Vettiveru at all these days...
  10. Re: Any COLD, creepy, Not-sweet perfume recommendations?

    I definitely want to try this now.
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    The Guerlain counter is badly disorganized at Saks for some reason, but they do have some of the Orient series and some of the ones in the Bee bottles and and others that I'm not sure if they...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    ^ Yep, that's it.
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    No, they carry the Privee line. They have like almost their own mini boutique inside the store.
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Yes, Barney's, Saks, and NM are tops. Saks is probably my favorite. They carry all the Bonds including some exclusive ones. They have Dior, Clive Christian, Byredo, Roja Dove,Tom Ford Private Blend...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Saks does carry Roja Dove. I'm not sure I'm going to be around that weekend, but I know the Chicago fragrance scene fairly well and can try to help out if I can.
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    Re: Recommdation for Mom

    Mona di Orio sounds amazing, but I’ll be darned if there’s almost no dristibution! I thought Barney’s would be a shoe-in, but nope. I will have to investigate Goutal, thanks. I don’t have any...
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    Re: Recommdation for Mom

    A few votes for Sycomore, I see. I actually have it and wear it myself, but I don't think of it as having any "fun" factor. Maybe the EDT, which was said to have a certain sparkle to it... but the...
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    Recommdation for Mom

    I’ve been thinking of getting my mom a fragrance for Christmas, or if not maybe her birthday eventually. I was wondering if you all could recommend something that’s slightly smoky, not overly sweet,...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    Hate to rain on the discontinuation rumor parade, but Sephora is still carrying this.
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    Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer

    I used to love LDDM in the summer night heat, but as my bottle has aged the sharp piercing note I used to get (which I loved about it) has mellowed out so that it's a straight amber/incense bomb now.
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    Re: Fragrances you've changed your mind about...

    Gucci Guilty Absolute. At first I couldn't get over the band-aids. Now, I think it's a very comforting, warm scent.
  22. Thread: RC's Swap Thread

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    RC's Swap Thread

    Hi All,

    I have the following for swap:

    Banana Republic BR17 Oud Mosaic. 74.5/75ml with very nice box.

    An assortment of full 1/4 tola/3ml bottles of attar/mukhallat oils from Aloes of Ish: ...
  23. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    The package is on its way to Diddy, sent via one of my finest homing pigeons. I keep them in a luxurious coop on the top of my building where they sit under sun lamps and drink Fiji water.

    A few...
  24. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Ladies and Gents, I've had to suspend the tourney, unfortunately. I've had life throw a bunch of unexpected things my way recently and just don't have the time to devote to a full competition. I did...
  25. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    89805

    89808



    Welcome to Olfactory Madness

    16 of the 22 aromatic concoctions in EPAP's Attar Sample Pass -- ranging from Oudy, Woody, Floral, Green, Marine, and just plain weird -- will...
  26. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    The package survived a treacherous journey by Pony Express across the Great Plains and arrived safely here in the heart of the Middle West today. The young, wiry fellow on his trusty steed wiped the...
  27. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Hey Guys and Gals, I just PM’ed Juxtapozbliss... looking forward to sampling and sharing my impressions with y’all.
  28. Thread: New York, New York

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    Re: New York, New York

    Just got back from NYC and I visited the "Wholesale Fragrance District" while I was there. Not impressed!

    It was almost all run-of-the-mill designer stuff. Nothing discontinued or hard to find.
    ...
  29. Thread: New York, New York

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    Re: New York, New York

    Does anyone retail Rasasi fragrances in NYC? (Legit, of course)
  30. Thread: Rasasi Shuhrah

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    Re: Rasasi Shuhrah

    I've got to smell this one now. Very intriguing.
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Where are you guys buying your Rasasi online these days? (I think) It's time to buy another bottle of Faqat Lil Rijal, which I got from Notino way back when.
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    Re: What's Your Go-To "Dumb Reach" Fragrance?

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
  33. Thread: Attar Talk

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    Re: Attar Talk

    ^^ Good stuff, guys. Thanks for the recommendations.
  34. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Gucci pour Homme ("Blind" theft)
  35. Re: Dusita/Malle/Roja/Mare/Venom of Angel/Amouage/vtg classics/Papillon/Zoologist/Pear + Olive/Vetyv

    Damn, Tribute went quickly!
  36. Thread: Attar Talk

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    Re: Attar Talk

    So I've gotten slightly acquainted with my samples and bottom line it's hit or miss for me, but it is an interesting line.

    Oud al Amir is supposed to be a sweet Cambodi and yet I get a fecal,...
  37. Thread: Attar Talk

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    Re: Attar Talk

    So I ordered and received six samples from Al Faransi...

    Sheikh Al Faransi
    Oud Maluku
    Oud al Amir
    Mukhallat di Corleone
    Mix Musk Arts (He threw in a 3ml bottle of this one)
    Abyss

    I...
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    Re: Givenchy play + play intense discontinued.

    Play Intense is an interesting fragrance for me because I don't know what it smells like, but I like how it smells. The vintage bottle that I've had for years is just about gone now. It's been a good...
  39. Thread: Attar Talk

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    Attar Talk

    I'm always on the hunt for a good, affordable oil (I know that is completely subjective.)

    Exoticscents posted in another thread that I dug up about Al Faransi bringing quality for shockingly low...
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    Re: Day's End: Sycomore Edp vs Edt: Still Worth It?

    Yes
  41. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017 thread

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: Day's End: Sycomore Edp vs Edt: Still Worth It?

    If anyone knows a reliable source for the EDT, PM me please.
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    Re: Tauer Bottle Design

    Huh, that's interesting that you have the opposite problem. Mine is so tight it feels like it's going to rip/break the sprayer off every time I try to get it off and it depresses and twists it around...
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    Re: Has Bois Du Portugal recently been Vaulted?

    I can tell you they have it at Saks.
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tom Ford "Fucking Fabulous" - I like it.
    Parfums de Marley "Oajan" - Thumbs up for this one, too.
  46. Thread: RC's sale thread

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    [CONUS] Re: RC's sale thread

    Springtime bump
  47. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    You all should check out Russian Adam's Instagram. Some of his posts are oversprayer porn. 25 sprays of Russian Oud today!
  48. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    I'd like to get on the waitlist in case anything changes.
  49. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Imaginary Authors "Bull's Blood" -- Not for the faint of heart!
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    Re: New: Cartier Declaration Parfume!

    They took an interesting fragrance and dumbed it down for the 2010s. Unlike the original, there's nothing special about it, IMO.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire

    Yes, I'd like to test it somewhere and I never see it in stores (Sephora, department stores, etc.) - that's why I ask.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire

    Which retailers (in the U.S.) carry Encre Noire?
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    Re: Buying myself a congratulatory bottle!!

    You know you should never make any large purchases right before making a mortgage application... cars, furniture, niche fragrances. That drives loan officers nuts!

    Just kidding (sort of)....
  54. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Cartier Declaration Parfum -- Dried down to cedar in a minute for me. The original is still the king.

    Bond no. 9 Dubai Gold -- Wow, wow, wow! That goes for the price tag, too. This one blew me...
  55. Re: Taues L'Air du Desert Marocain, nice but, waaaaaay over hyped IMHO !

    That's interesting because I've had the opposite experience. The sample that I had in a vial with the little swipe top was so sharp and dry and that's what I loved about it. It was piercing. My...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    Let's get ready to rumble, guys. Haha.

    I applaud Gucci for releasing something so decidedly non-mainstream, but it's not for me. I wore it from a sample I got. The Band-Aid accord is overwhelming...
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    Re: L air du Desert Marocain : horrible sprayer.

    Yeah, big problem with the cap and sprayer, which I wrote/asked about here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/447303-Tauer-Bottle-Design?highlight=
    It's a shame. What a great fragrance.
  58. Re: Taues L'Air du Desert Marocain, nice but, waaaaaay over hyped IMHO !

    Not over-hyped in the least to me. I don't get vanilla, either.
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    On a recent visit to Scentbar, I probably tried about 15-20 scents that were new to me.

    They had the 4 currents offerings from Slumberhouse. None of them were for me, and I went in really...
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    Re: Article about LA's Scent Bar

    I just visited Scentbar last week at the West Hollywood location and it's an absolutely fantastic shop - probably the best I've been to.

    The way they group the scents by category (and not just...
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    Help me make an attar

    So I bought 1g of an organic oud oil from Vietnam, and while the description claimed an interesting scent profile, all I smell is sawdust from start to finish. Since I doubt it will sell in the...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Agar Aromas "Mekong Mist"

    Unfortunately, all I smell is sawdust from start to finish.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    That Sheikh Khalifa Attar sounds freaking amazing.
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    Re: How do you burn your wood (chips)?

    Cool. I have visited your channel before. I've watched a few videos on burning incense already and for some reason I'm most attracted to kodo, even though it seems to be slow and messy. Still...
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    How do you burn your wood (chips)?

    I was just curious for those of you who burn agarwood chips or other woods/incense, how do you do it? Electric burner, coals, Japanese kodo style w/ white ash, mica plates...?

    Photos and...
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    Re: Your Christmas Haul

    I'd like to hear more about that one. There's only one review in the directory right now.
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    Re: Holiday Travel Challenge

    For me, one fragrance can cover all those bases and Bavard just mentioned it... a decant of Egoiste. I like to travel light.
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    Re: Men's Cool Water on a woman?

    Yes, you can absolutely rock Cool Water. Just go easy on the barnyard ouds and pipe tobacco!
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    Re: Highschool and middleschoolers in this decade.

    Damn... Polo Sport. I forgot about that one. I can't even remember what it smelled like, but I had it in high school in the 90s. And in high school in the 90s there was a lot of "cologne," yes. Did...
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    Tauer Bottle Design

    Referring to the 50ml blue star bottles:

    Does anyone else here find the way the cap attaches with the rubber gasket at the bottom of the sprayer to be a little weird? It seems like it's almost too...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Damn, that sounds tempting. $36 for 1ml sample. I'm intrigued, but I'm not a huge sandalwood lover, either (and I'm picky and don't have a great track record with blind buys, lol), so I'm kind of on...
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    Re: Looking for fragrances with a bit of 'density'

    +1 for Tauer
  73. Re: NEW: Cire Trudon - Trudon, a collection of 5 unisex personal fragrances!

    Revolution sounds awesome.
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried all of these on paper today:

    Carner Barcelona "Palo Santo" -- Smelled nothing of palo santo to me. Smells of freshly made disgustingly sweet cotton candy as it's being conceived in that...
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    Re: Best Value Pure Oud Oils

    I thought "kyen" denoted incense. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Best Value Pure Oud Oils

    Thanks for the recommendations, Exoticscents. I've got my eye on the Velvet Kyen, for sure. Now I've got a lot more to read up on!
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    Best Value Pure Oud Oils

    Now that we're back, I'd like to get current opinion of what the best value (and by "best value" I do mean most affordable, mostly) pure oud oils are out there:

    After searching, it seems like they...
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I tried Dunhill Icon and John Varvatos Oud today. Both on paper only.

    I really liked them both. Dunhill Icon reminded me of Grey Vetiver, though everyone else smells strictly TDH it seems. I can't...
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    Re: whats your honest opinion on jean paul le male?

    Can't stand it. Threw my sample away.
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Rihanna Rogue Fan
    Lady Fight my Michael Jordan
    Jay Z old
    Beau de Gaga
  81. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018

    I'll take it! ...Just kidding! I was wondering how you got on with it.
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    Re: How do French perfumes achive the intensity?

    This brings Slumberhouse to mind, who proudly state that they don't abide by IFRA regulations.
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    Re: fragrances that have been really growing on you?

    Llewelyn's Stardust for Men.

    I was wowed by it when I first got it. Then I found I never wore it because it was maybe too stimulating or too zingy, if that makes any sense, and it just didn't...
  84. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018

    Good man, Hobbes. I'm not a fan of that one, but someone will surely snatch it up!
  85. Thread: RC's sale thread

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    [CONUS] RC's sale thread

    Hi there,

    I have the following fragrance for sale. Price includes shipping.

    Banana Republic BR17 Oud Mosaic w/ box. 74.5/75ml. $40

    Amouage Tribute Attar (Red Box) 2ml. $60

    If you're...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    I blind swapped for it and was not happy! I think I traded D&G Pour Homme for it, if I remember correctly.
  87. Re: insurrection pure II -- What a JOKE don't get scammed!!!

    This is some next level stuff right here.
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    Re: Why was Guerlain Homme L'Eau discontinued?

    I switched over to L'eau Boisee as a substitute and find the openings to be nearly identical. By the time it gets to the drydown they're both gone, so it's a push!

    I just found that they've...
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    Re: Fake Fahrenheit Absolute?

    Quick, maybe stupid question, but does the batch code actually tell you if your fragrance is authentic? Can't a counterfeiter put a batch code on their box/bottle? I'm just digging this up because...
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    Re: The SEXIEST fragrance you know/own..

    Noir de Noir
  91. Thread: Spicy Summer?

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    Re: Spicy Summer?

    Declaration L'eau
  92. Re: I found a bottle of Zegna Haitian Vetiver for Sale

    Or, you know, you can just walk down the street a few blocks to the Zegna boutique and get it.
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    Re: High school fragrance overdosers

    Cool Water was the fragrance of choice when I entered high school in the mid 90s. For guys of my generation, it had been popularized in no small part by Snoop Dogg in 93/94 when he mentioned it on...
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    Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    What did they say?
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    Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    I went trap shooting this past weekend, and it has also struck me before, but that smell when you break open the action of a 12ga shotgun and remove the spent shell, the whisp of smoke that wafts up...
  96. Re: Banana Republic Oud Mosaic = Oud Ispahan/ Oud Palao

    I can see this, too. While enjoyable in its own right, Oud Mosaic is not as distinctive as Oud Palao and will probably not stand out for those who have experience with niche perfumery.
  97. Re: Banana Republic Oud Mosaic = Oud Ispahan/ Oud Palao

    I know the question was for Vin, but personally I do not get barnyard from this. What I do get is white musk. Now, musk technically should be animalic, but synthetic white musk is powdery and kind of...
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    Re: Let's talk about oud :-)

    When speaking of oud, you often hear two terms used to describe it: "Barnyard" and "Medicinal." The first term I take to mean stank--animalic, fecal, body odor, earth, hay, etc. I don't really...
  99. Re: Banana Republic Oud Mosaic = Oud Ispahan/ Oud Palao

    Agree with this. I'd say the difference (to my nose) is that Oud Palao is sharper, more astringent. Oud Mosaic leans more feminine. It's softer, more floral, white musky to me. It is classified as...
  100. Re: Banana Republic Oud Mosaic = Oud Ispahan/ Oud Palao

    Where did you find this for $30? It's $48+tax for 2.5oz/75ml and $25+tax for .5oz/15ml at my local BR.



    Scratch that--BR is running a 40% off sale in store on all merchandise right now....
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