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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    My favorites are
    Roja Dove Great Britain
    Puredistance M
    Hermes Bel Ami
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Please do!
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Between 150-200, with a ton more samples and decants. With few exceptions, I don't buy full bottles anymore. If I am interested in something, I usually can find a 5ml decant of it somewhere, which...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Agreed. I recently ordered this one, along with Cafe Ambre Noir and Etude en Fougere. Can’t wait for them to arrive.
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    Re: I feel cheap and dirty

    Hilarious. I had occasion to patronize a seedy convenience store in a town near me (don't ask) a few weeks ago, and they had a bunch of these "our impression of ____" scents. It was quite amusing. ...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    A few from Sultan Pasha - Cafe Ambre Nuit, Tabac Grande, and Etude in Fougere.
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Armani Prive Oud Royal. This is actually damn good. I've been working my way through the Armani Prives over the past few weeks and today was Oud Royal. It reminds me of something from the MFK mood...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Thank you! Nice list in your signature btw.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    I recommend getting small samples/decants of as many as you can. I find most of them quite nice, although I don't think I would pay full retail for any of them. They are readily available for...
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    What a great post. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy the Derby.
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    These two smell very similar to me. Enigma is definitely a great one, but there are so many great ones from the house. Amber Aoud is worth trying for sure.
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    +3 Baraonda
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    Re: New to the Fragrance Game

    Welcome. Absolutely nothing wrong with getting into fragrances at 41. I came to this hobby/addiction in my early 40s as well. I would suggest getting a variety of samples that span different...
  15. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Some great recommendations so far. I really enjoy Ormonde Jayne Black Gold. The sandalwood note in that is exquisite.
  16. Re: Post a note and the best example of that note in a fragrance

    Coffee: Oud Luwak by Areej Le Dore
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

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    Re: My Malle collection

    I love Monsieur and have no problems with longevity. If it doesn't last that long on you, I would go with the Vetiver. Can't go wrong with that one.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    It’s one of my favorites. I’ve been getting by on a decant until now, but I was almost out.


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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

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    Pikovaya Dama
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    New (to me) Xerjoff - Begum. Luxurious woody floral. Love it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Fragrance du Bois Oud Vert Intense. Very nice! One of the better bergamots. I don't detect any oud though.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Thanks! Blind buy for me, but it sounds amazing.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Neither. The big daddy. 450ml.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Have you decided if you like this better than Etude? I go back and forth. My favorite is usually the one I am wearing at that particular time.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    I'm not the biggest fan of gourmands, but this one is really beautiful!
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    Love Ambre Nuit. I went crazy and bought the 450ml size. I will never be without this one.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I noticed this too!!! I was going to buy a bottle of this. Serves me right for waiting.
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Homme
    Rive Gauche
    Sycomore
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Sounds great! Scored a decant, should arrive soon.
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    Re: penhaligon's castile.

    I am really enjoying Castile! I blind bought a bottle thanks to L'Homme Blanc Individuel's glowing reviews, and I'm so glad I did. At first it smelled just like AdP Colonia to me, but after...
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Blind bought and tried for the first time yesterday. Xerjoff Warda al Oud. Fantastic stuff!107476
  35. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Acqua di Gio - not a fan of aquatics
    1 Million - too sickeningly sweet
    Luna Rossa - just no
  36. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Love Fahrenheit and will always have some on hand. Wouldn't it be great if designer houses still released fragrances like this?
  37. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Creed Bois du Portugal
    FM Portrait of a Lady
    Chanel Sycomore EDT
    Guerlain Heritage
    YSL Rive Gauche PH
    Roja Dove Creation E
    Xerjoff Ivory Route
    Dior Homme
    Dior Ambre Nuit
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    It is not my favorite house for sure, but they have a small handful of Private Blends that are fantastic - Italian Cypress, Oud Wood, TL, NdN to name a few. The prices are what they are, but decants...
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    I don't have much experience with the non-exclusifs, but I consider Coromandel and Bois des Iles some of the best fragrances ever made, and I have no problem wearing them.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Thank you so much for that tip! I will go that route in the future. I foresee picking up Sahraa Oud in the near future. I know you are a big fan of the house. What are your favorites?
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Hednic - I just got the 50ml size. I was going to purchase directly from their website, but apparently Luckyscent is cheaper. Not sure why?
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Fragrance du Bois London Oud.
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Fragrance du Bois Sahraa Oud. Loving this one! I may have to take out a second mortgage on my house to get a bottle.
  45. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    My bottle is probably three years old, so I can't say what version it is (wasn't aware there were multiple versions?). It protects well and lasts a good 6 hours on me.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Blind buy for me the other day, and my first Areej Le Dore. This one deserves the hype!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    The two best from the house IMHO.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Nice! I have the current version, which is amazing, but I'm sure it doesn't compare to some of the older versions.
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    There may be a better rose fragrance out there, but I sure haven't found it.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Fantastic review. Thanks for sharing this.
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    Re: Help me narrow down my sample list

    I'm not sure if this will be helpful to you, but at a minimum, I would make sure that you end up with Xerjoff Alexandria II, Frapin 1270, Frapin L'humaniste, Jovoy Incident Diplomatique, Jovoy...
  52. Re: A question for those like me who can't afford to buy niche perfumes.

    There is an abundance of amazing fragrances to be had for very little dough. As others have said already, Guerlain is worth checking out. I remember thinking when I blind bought Heritage back in...
  53. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    That new Amouage Overture Man has got my attention. Looking forward sniffin that one.
  54. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    I bought some Lacoste fragrance years ago, don't even remember what it was called. It has a prominent tomato leaf note that made me nauseous. That was probably my biggest regret.

    Also, I bought...
  55. Thread: Best Vetiver

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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    From the list, probably Original Vetiver, but that is not my favorite vetiver. My vote would be Sycomore EDT, Vetiver, Extraordinaire, and Roja Dove Vetiver EDP.
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    Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    10) Givenchy Gentleman
    9) Diaghilev by Roja Dove
    8) Dior Homme by Dior
    7) Lumiere Noire by MFK
    6) Sycomore EdT by Chanel
    5) Alexandria II by Xerjoff
    4) Amber Aoud by Roja Dove
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    It is not a hard and fast rule for me, but there are houses that I haven't purchased from, Bond No. 9 comes to mind. It's not that I don't like anything they do, but the quality does not justify the...
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    Re: Question about Bel Ami by Hermes

    I find the current formulation (the top photo in the OP) pretty close to the original, but there is a slight difference. I'm not sure I would pay too much of a premium for the original version as...
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood "Accessories"

    Big fan of Oud Wood. I haven't come across any of the soaps or body lotions. Let us know how you get on with the other ouds you ordered. Leather Oud is probably my favorite from your list. It did...
  60. Re: Dior - La Collection Privee. Your Favourite Must Haves ???

    Ambre Nuit and Leather Oud are the standouts to me. Nothing from the new line has impressed me enough for a purchase.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    So after sampling about twenty SPAs in a three-week period, I decided to take a short break and reset the nose so to speak. I wore "normal" fragrances for a couple of weeks, but I jumped back in it...
  62. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    My favorites are Dior Leather Oud and Givenchy Gentleman. I have also been really enjoying this note lately in Al Lail from Sultan Pasha.
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    Re: Tom Ford Santal Blush for men?

    I don't find Santal Blush too feminine. I am in the camp of those who say wear what you like, labels and ad copy be damned. For those not in that camp, Santal Blush is perfectly fine for a man.
  64. Thread: Taif Rose

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    Re: Taif Rose

    I was going to suggest the RD Fortnum Mason Taif Aoud as well.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I get a BLAST of the oud right off the bat, but that settles. The rose I can smell for the duration, and the drydown features that amazing ambergris. I love this one.
  66. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Are you sure we have to keep it to 10 from that list? Well, all right then:

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Ambre Nuit
    Sartorial
    Leather Oud
    Pure Distance M
    Antaeus
    Sycomore
    Dior Homme Intense
  67. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    L'Occitane and Lush
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Nautica Voyage
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
  69. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    Duro
    Bois du Portugal
    Kouros
    GIT
    Heritage
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    There is an artisan soap maker called Chiseled Face, and they make great shaving products. They also make EdPs, which I think are just stronger versions of their aftershaves. Anyway, their Ghost...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I consider these two some of the best mens fragrances available today in the designer realm. I agree that the originals of both smell better than today's versions, but I think they are still...
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    LOVE that one. Have you tried Fougere Noire yet?
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I've got to stop sampling these. Everything I try goes on the "must buy full bottle" list. Last night was Tabac Grande and today is Cafe Ambre Noire. Floored by both.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    On deck today is Irisoir. This is a MUST TRY for you iris lovers out there. I confess that iris is not my favorite note, but I am liking it more and more as I get more exposure to it. I did notice...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    I am in the U.S. as well, and it took about four weeks to get a sample pack. I would think you would get your 1ml sooner than I got my sample pack as those are much more labor intensive. I think he...
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    Re: Montale update please

    Patchouli Leaves is great, and I think it would be office friendly, just be careful with your sprays.

    My favorites are Aoud Musk, Intense Cafe, and Black Aoud.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Beastly on me.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I'm wearing Etude in Fougere today, and this really is next-level stuff. I have a small handful of fougeres that I love and that I go to when I am in the mood for a fougere. I think this may top...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I went with Le Rayon Vert today. This is a stunner and full bottle worthy. The garden analogy is apt. I get a lot of bitterness from the artemisia initially, but after a few hours that settles...
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    So many great ones. I'll go with Pikovaya Dama. Could change tomorrow.
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    Re: MFK next (freshy) purchase

    APOM is beautiful IMO. I'm not sure if you would consider it a freshy like some of the others, but it's got plenty of orange blossom.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Perfect. Thanks.


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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Is there a note breakdown for Juriah? I could have sworn I saw one somewhere, but there is nothing on his site and nothing in BN or Fragrantica.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Thanks for the tip. I used the end of a paperclip and just dabbed it in the oil, and rubbed that on my inner wrist. Just that one tiny application is more than enough. The smell of Juriah is...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    The eagle has landed. I got my sample pack today, and I feel like a kid at christmas. Not sure where to jump in. Sultan threw in a Juriah sample, so I may start there as that sounds right up my...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nice! What did you get?
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Great review, Jack. Keep 'em coming.
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    I like it, but it doesn't blow my socks off. As others have said, if you are on the fence, skip it.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    How generous of him, and good for us as now we will get to read your reviews of the whole lot. I'm still waiting for my sample pack, hopefully it will arrive soon. Keep the great reviews coming!
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    Re: So about Creed Neroli Suavage...

    This one's a heartbreaker. Lasts an hour on me, tops.
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    Re: Fragrances in the Eau Sauvage family?

    Xerjoff Fiero smells quite similar to me.


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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    It's about damned time they beefed up that anemic Tuscan Leather!
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    Re: Long lasting designer(?) deodorants

    I don't have the Eau des Baux, but I have the Cedrat by L'Occitane. It does not have an antiperspirant, so I only use it in the cooler weather. Smells nice and lasts forever.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I love this one. It just really clicked with me. It is the only Creed I own a huge flacon of as I never want to run out.
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    Re: What do you guys think of PULP from BYREDO?

    Every time I wear it, I have the same reaction - smells really nice at first, but after a few hours I get tired of smelling like a fruit salad.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - Discontinued?

    I was told recently by a Saks employee that Leather Oud was discontinued. I'm not sure if that means completely discontinued or just not sold in the States anymore. I bought a bottle a few years...
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    Not a lot of safe blind buys from this house. The least safe one is Interlude. I enjoy wearing it from time to time, but it is nuclear. Like, two days long nuclear.
  99. Re: What to wear to as a wedding guest in the summer?

    I'd go with either AdP Essenza or Elysium.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Fantastic wrap up. I ordered the sample pack, so it will be all SP all the time for me for the next month or so. The Juriah sounds amazing. I wanted that one too, but didn't see it on his website?
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