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  1. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Is current formulation of villoresi still good enough for a sandalwood experience as I read somewhere in some other thread where people were quite negative about sandalo...how it's a shadow of its...
  2. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    This for sure...it's my gold standard reference the EDP version or is it parfum will have to check which one I have tucked away in some corner in my house.... ready to come out come winter ...but why...
  3. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Hi folks....just found this thread & Just got my bottles of 4 rouge perfumes directly from Manny's Etsy site today....lo and behold I didn't know he was already a member of BN....got to know about...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    How is this one....citrus and woods or something else ? I have my eyes on this as well !
  5. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    This is nice.....thanks for sharing....I browsed through this site...they don't ship outside of US but do have another retailer who does....so will see if I can lay my hands of this Fougere !
  6. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Thanks for the insights ...as a coincidence....I do have a package in mail coming from Mellifluence ( eagerly awaited as it's my first with him ) let's see how it goes and surely will keep this above...
  7. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    But the Q is ...is it worth that much amount which for me is to the moon and back ! I find the creations of ensar a tad bit over priced ...not worth the amount he demands especially when it's just 1g...
  8. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Really interesting thread....offlate have become obsessed with ambergris...I have erolfa and if 'real' ambergris is something similar smelling then I am in.....does anyone know which of sultan Pasha...
  9. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    9 to 10 sprays of Lorenzo Villoresi --Uomo within a gap of half hr ...while traveling !
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    Re: gucci envy for men + gucci rush

    Hi magpiejulia,
    Thanks for your magnanimous offer ...please tell me where are you based out from ...so depending on your location ( if in US) ..you can use USPS express shipping which is a tracked...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Got my first 2 SPs....Fougere noir and encens chypre and very quickly realised that this is Nirvana in a small bottle....now I can't get enough and would surely order full 3mls of these ( I got 1g...
  12. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    This +
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    Re: Best citrus oud niche fragrance?

    This is couple of months back but I just saw it ...so my answer would be hatkora wood ...I find it really top notch in quality and scent !
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    My question was on a very bland dry down of oud Amir ....as I find it quite uninspiring towards the dry down....unlike the sweet oud goodness in the first 1 or 2 hours
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Great choice buddy ….i recently got this ( am a newbie to attar world ) and i was really pleased with my blind buy ...but i wanted to ask ...is the dry down equally satisfying as i find it insipid...
  16. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    This is 100% true !
  17. Re: Natural smelling mediterranean fragrance?

    Monsieur Balmain by Pierre Balmain...should be tried it's an underrated gem !
  18. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Wow this sounds great as I am a sucker for citrus ...so if man musk has a citrus top then I need to surely get on with it....thanks a lot for your detailed explanation and I was warned by other...
  19. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Has this been answered ? i am keen to know your impressions of both Man-Musk and Russian Musk ...comparison ..it would be quite interesting ?
  20. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Hello,
    This is quite helpful ..i am currently browsing some creations with Musk and Sandalwood as prominent notes in Rising Phoenix offerings ..so this is helpful.
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    Re: Musk: The Monarch Unrivaled

    Hello,
    Thanks for your detailed note ...could i also request if you can share where will i find this gentleman ..Ebay ? or Etsy ? or he has his own website ..as i tried searching on Net but couldn't...
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    Re: Musk: The Monarch Unrivaled

    Great write up ....as I am always so intrigued by this note....!
    Could you recommend some Attars and / or perfumes which have a good replication or smells almost like a true musk grain / pod....? I...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

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    3 Attars from Jamal kazura aromatics in Singapore...
    The guy told me that the middle one 'posh' is a replica of Gucci rush...it's spicy aromatic that's the best description i can think of...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Good to see this thread...I have been wanting to ask about Sultan Pasha and started a new thread as well yesterday without realising this one ...so here it goes :
    Are there any recommendations for...
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    Sultan Pasha Attars...

    Hello all, posting after a long time as my tastes are evolving and now getting too excited about attar masters...and recently came across masteros like ensar ...Russian Adam...and now sultan Pasha......
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    if Vetiver is your thing ...you should get your nose to a real vetiver oil / attar / ittar ...in india we have it in abundance --named 'Ruh Khus' ( translated as 'Soul of Vetiver' )as original oil &...
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    gucci envy for men + gucci rush

    Hello All,
    Anyone willing to share a decant or bottle ( used included ) for these 2 scents which is reasonably priced and not that obnoxious EBAY prices ….please PM me. I stay in India so will pay...
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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    One and Only Dior vetiver.....hard to find nowadays !
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    Re: A better version of ADP Essenza?

    You could try Zegna essenze Mediterranean neroli ...one of the best I have smelled...and in the same league as essenza if not better .....! Though I like essenza too !
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    Re: Poppies - what do they smell of?

    Thanks....will look that up....!
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    My kinnda taste.....congrats !
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    Re: Poppies - what do they smell of?

    Is there a scent out there which is close to how opium the narcotic smells...? Am curious as I have never smelled any narcotic in life so wondering what the fuss is all about ....recently got a small...
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    Re: The "India scent"

    A different thoughtful thread ….and being an Indian living in India ..i am curious to know a western take on India specific scents ( big country and millions of smells and sounds like any other...
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    Re: top 3 projection fragrances?

    From my wardrobe the following come to mind :
    1) nishane Sultan vetiver
    2) roja dove enigma
    3) nasomatto baronda
    4) lalique encre noir
    5) all time favorites polo green
  35. Re: I don't think I'll forget "ELEPHANT". (Zoologist)

    I came on this thread to crow about BAT and I found your lengthy post....it's exactly the way U described .....an unagreeable hallucinagenic odor .....no connection with a fragrance from miles...
  36. Re: Summer Heat! Today’s Fragrance Choice?

    It's been pretty hot in Delhi lately ....and its hovering around 44 to 47 degree Celsius for the past 2 weeks....so I have been wearing fico Di Amalfi and cedro di Taormina from ADP ....2 wearable...
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    Re: Favourite zegna?

    Thanks for the impressions i am intrigued !
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    Re: Potent, Rich,FRESH and Modern?

    Perhaps....Elysium by roja dove....it's not only fresh but has that rich potent feel to it....and another one I highly recommend will be french lover by feredric Malle
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    Re: Potent, Rich,FRESH and Modern?

    Awesome suggestion....though I didn't know there was a lush dirty oil too .....is it widely available in lush stores or Only in Canada...as last month at a lush store in Europe I didn't notice no oil...
  40. Re: Eau Sauvage - possible end of production?

    Atleast in India it's available at airport duty free zones....I bought mine just last month
  41. Re: Recomdtions: similar to Nicolai NY,Habit Rouge,Knize Ten,Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Maybe you should try baronda by nasomatto would fit the rich criterion though it's a bit gourmand ...and doesn't fit the floral criterion !
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    Thanks a lot for your inputs....the CAaastagna_saalaaata looks damn interesting....would love to try it out ...am intrigued by the Mediterranean meadows feel of it....heard of Mediterranean coastal...
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    Which 2 from this house would u recommend one should start with ? And where do u get this brand online ? Never heard of it ...
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    I normally recommend the following the most ( never counted though ) :
    1) Terre d'hermes
    2) Polo green
    3) Aventus & millisime imperial ( creed )
    4) Italian bergamot ( Zegna )
    5) Acqua...
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    Re: Garage Sale Fragrances.

    Good taste !
  46. Re: What to wear to the World's Biggest Orgy in Las Vegas later this month?

    Mere mortals like u & me worry about these irrelevant things !! The gods don't give a bang !!
  47. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    Thanks for this insightful piece of info.
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    Re: Summery smooth scent

    To the op....try Dior Homme cologne 2013 , L'humaniste by frapin , declaration cologne by Cartier ....these are some summer smooth scents that I am enjoying currently among others !
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    Re: Summery smooth scent

    I was intrigued by vodka on the rocks but when I read the reviews , they painted a dismal picture on the longevity of this expensive scent...your experience ?
  50. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    Really ...?? Even though patchouli is not my thing ....though have bought full bottles of patchoulis over the years....like Java patchouli by Zegna and some others but never came down to wearing them...
  51. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    Interesting thread indeed....I already own Gucci pour Homme II with a prominent black tea accord ....how different or similar is Gucci to Murdock ? Does it justify owning this murdock black tea on...
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    Re: Best perfum for summer?

    +1 these
  53. Re: First attempt of layering TdH + Dior Homme Cologne

    Good experiment....I shall definitely try this ....thanks for sharing...I always wondered how do I thicken the smell of Dior Homme cologne ....it's feels so airy and thin...but now with TDH I can mix...
  54. Re: Anything like Millesime Imperial that lasts longer than 12 seconds?

    Bergamot Marino is quite different from MI but it's a good scent on its own ...but hasn't it been discontinued .....apart from eBay I haven't seen this on retail / discounter sites
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thanks for your detailed reply .....by smoke I meant a smell which I remember of old Aventus pre-2015 ....don't remember the batch but it was NOT totally fruity ( like the current batches ) but fruit...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Any current Aventus batches compared to this original feel of smoke birch tar and pineapple ?....I haven't bought any Aventus since 2015 ....planning to buy a backup but afraid of the all pineapple...
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    Re: Cologne with strongest sillage ?

    If I had that kind of money I will buy a 2010 vintage Aventus.....the smokey pineapple is to die for ...alas the current ones are ONLY pineapples �� in a bottle .....
  58. Poll: Re: Aqua Celestia or Erolfa: Help me, Basenotes!

    Erolfa for sure ...the only drawback is by the time u finish applying it's already gone ...and am kidding !
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    Re: Best green citrus fragrances?

    Cologne intense by houbigant Paris....should fit this ask to the T ....a greener version of EAU Sauvage ...if u will
  60. Re: Rate your favorite Cartier fragrances

    Declaration d'un soir is the best rose fragrance....as it doesn't have this note too much for a man to dislike and neither too little for him to not notice ...a perfect balance...also.....lately I...
  61. Re: Hot weather citrus/floral with an alluring base (creamy sandalwood? Silky clean musk?) ...?

    Have u zeroed on something based on above suggestions ??
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    Re: Today I bought April 2018

    Exactly my preferences too !! Congrats and enjoy in good health !!
  63. Re: Finally a Niche version of vintage LIDGE?

    LIDGE is one of my favorites ...and I prefer the clear rim bottle to the black rim....so that's still in production ...but point noted ...will try to sample this one....thanks for sharing
  64. Re: It Took Me 9 Years To Find This Fragrance...

    Too feminine for my taste ....gave a mini which I bought blind, to my wife !
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    Re: Please help me decide

    For amber my go-to fragrance is Davidoff Zino ....have u tried it ?
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    Re: Linen shirt fragrance

    I liked the comment around 27 degrees C .....as out here in India it's already crossed 40 degree C.....lol
    So for the Indian heat I like to alternate between :
    1) Dior Homme cologne --- really...
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    Re: Woody Tobacco Drydown

    This is +++ ....a real under the radar masterpiece....I loved it so much that I had to buy a backup ....do test it out and u won't be disappointed ...also Herrera for men ....that's in the same...
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    Re: Woody Tobacco Drydown

    Don't make the mistake of owning current bottle of D&G pour Homme....it's been watered down to an extent that I find it aboherent to smell.....vintage with a metal plate name is the best ....and the...
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    Re: Spicy fragrance suggestion

    +1 and another one which comes to mind : Tom ford extreme .....a classic spicy fare ...apt for social evenings !
  70. Re: Nasomatto; wearability and thoughts on the line

    +1 ....the funny thing is ...my recently bought roja engima smells similar to it.....had I known I would have gone for the cheaper option between the 2 !
  71. Re: Nasomatto; wearability and thoughts on the line

    Single spray .....that's it ?? Incredible
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    Poll: Re: Best choice for summer?

    Totally agree with this !
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    Re: NEW: Zegna - Acqua Di Neroli!

    I tried ADG absolu ...didn't really like it ...quite lame in my opinion ....hence would recommend testing before buying it ....!
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    Re: Today I bought April 2018

    https://www.rojaparfums.com/storage/img/code-img/RD0362-ing.jpg

    Well ....took the plunge finally ! ....first ROJA !

    and also from the Airport Duty free ...the first Sauvage ......
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    Re: Today I bought April 2018

    great Buy Shivsri ...u are on a roll.....though i haven't smelled it but it has a big reputation on this forum ! ENJOY !
  76. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    My first roja....enigma !
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    This is the best vetiver in my opinion....totally under rated ....a big congrats ....it's so hard to get this scent nowdays so your joy must be double !! Enjoy in good health !!
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    Re: Complete my collection

    I see that u already have this....so here is another one
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    Re: Complete my collection

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    Re: Best Citrus Fragrances in my opinion

    +11...thanks for mentioning this .....as people have mentioned Sicilian mandarin but no one mentioned Italian bergamot ...as to my nose this is a fantastic gem....hidden away from the chatter !!
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    Re: The Oscars

    Is there any source in the media within US who can definatively say which Star wore what ? ....like how ladies gown are discussed perhaps ....for men it should be scent ....I would love to know what...
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    Re: Highest Rated Non-FBW scents.

    It's quite a lot of money....infact a fortune if I may be a bit indiscreet about its cost !
    Having said that , like many above ...what is NOT full bottle worthy has to do with 2 things in my life (...
  83. Re: Summer 2018 : What should I pick guys ?

    Try the E : Acqua farenheit ...it's a summerish version of farenheit ..and I use it a lot in Indian summer which is quite intense to say the least ....retains the DNA of farenheit with summer...
  84. Re: Which fragrances have you bought backup bottles for?

    A lot of them over the past 2 yrs that I have been part of this obsession ( maximum being 4 bottles of Acqua farenheit + 4 to 5 bottles of polo green ) ....but a recent one being :
    L'Hommage à...
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    Re: Longest lasting lime note cologne?

    Good choices....especially lemon line !
  86. Re: "Dated" fragrances you still use/love?

    This always !!
  87. Re: Suggestions for Creamy Sandalwood Scents

    Tam dao is the closest it gets to true sandalwood....of which I have a concentrated attar bought from an old shop in old Delhi, ....though I wouldn't say it's as creamy as u might be looking for but...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    One of my original favorites .....congrats !
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    Wow.....shivsri u have really loose the Holi spirit !!
  90. Re: 1st day. ( blind buy ) Royal Oud and Oud Wood....

    Great story...thanks for sharing.....I wanna wear a perfume which invokes such reactions but I don't dig oud - period !
  91. Re: What's your favorite niche fragrance?

    French lover.....is the one !
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    Re: Longest lasting lime note cologne?

    Lemon line is fantastic and goes a long way.....exactly what u should sample
    Am piqued by vintage black....never noticed....will have to lay my hands on it
  93. Re: SixCats! is such a LUSH. BREATH OF GOD

    A good brand with Character ....though i think sometimes they go overboard with the uniqueness of their products :) ( in a lighter vein ) !
    having said that ....i am a huge fan of their Dirty EDT &...
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    Re: fresh mint fragrance suggestions

    Try the underrated Lush dirty EDT ...u can pick up a small 30ml from any lush store in Europe / US...I highly recommend !
  95. Re: What are your favorite masculine rose scents for men?

    This one definately ....a stunning masculine rose if that's what u are looking for !
  96. Re: Scents in the same line as Polo, Floris 1962, TF Italian Cypress etc?

    would paco rabanne pour homme qualify ...its greenish and has that old vintage powerful feel to it ...
  97. Re: Realistic marine or rain scents for men?

    Have u tried creed millisime imperial .....? If not, then give it a shot...as it may not fit the traditional marine scent contours but it surprises me everytime I wear it with such a fantastically...
  98. Re: Trying to find a higher quality version of current Davidoff Zino...

    This is an interesting suggestion....of all the 2 yrs that I have spent on this forum I have read his comparison for the first time....and it's of great help as this is exactly my Q as...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2018

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u7o-JqQs0t4/WJ1mijj-KXI/AAAAAAAAn8g/oHR61Er2YnAjJBrxxhIEiBgSAbNpbHiEACLcB/s1600/Nasomatto%2BBaraonda%2BExtrait%2Bde%2BParfum.JPG
  100. Re: Regret NOT buying. Fragrances gone bye bye.

    Very funny ....indeed ...now I regret not being born in 50s and 60s for me to experience a range of power house fragrances .....hahahahaha !!
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