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  1. Re: Cologne experts what cologne smells like watermelon all day long

    Maxim's Orphee is the first one that comes to mind
  2. Re: New fragrance from John Galliano: Before Midnight

    Hideous bottle for a designer like Galliano, but I always say that a perfume is more about the juice. The bottle is more for marketing. While the notes don't sound too exciting, I'll reserve...
  3. Poll: Re: Tom Ford's Oud Wood VS Guerlain's Arsene Lupin Dandy

    oooh...tough this. i personally like both but if you force me to pick one, at this moment I'd pick Arsene Lupin
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    Re: L'Artisan Vanilla Absolument

    Not on me no...I don't remember getting any leather at all, but I'll give it a wearing tomorrow and we'll see.

    - - - Updated - - -



    70% off is definitely worth the price in my opinion.
  5. Creed Royal Scottish Lavender, Tom Ford Azure Lime

    For swap:

    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender 75ml. Sprayed once with cap and box. - GONE
    Tom Ford Azure Lime 50ml. Sprayed once, no box.


    Looking for:

    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Tom Ford Japon...
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    Re: Profumum Roma stockists?

    The Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie in Harrods sells Profumum.
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    Re: Diptyque Volutes, EDT or EDP?

    I own the EDP version. Personally I don't think there's much difference between the two in terms of scent. Not sure about the longevity. The EDP version is average I'd say.
  8. Re: Possibility for january sale on niche perfume in London

    I'd say the chances for Invasion Barbare being on sale are pretty slim.

    Having said that, anything could happen in an after Christmas sale, so do shop around. I remember getting some niche at...
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    Re: Tried 4. Liked 0...Is my nose having a bad day?

    Some thoughts:
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    Re: First Cologne for a Teenager

    CK One comes to mind...lol
    That's what I started with..
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    Re: Montale and Keiko Mecheri

    KM are exclusive to Liberty. When I went last week, I think they have quite a decent range, including the bespoke ones.
  12. Thread: Dubai

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    Re: 5 hours at Dubai Airport - what to buy

    Not available at Dubai. I passed through Dubai a week ago and the only Guerlain Exclusives available are the newly launched Les Déserts d'Orient, which is worth buying if not available at your...
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    Re: Christian Dior private line - ones

    These 3!!! maybe + Vetiver
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    Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    They are available in Dubai Airport. I passed though it last Thursday and was really thinking of buying at least one of them. But then I managed to hold out and thought there'll be a return trip in...
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    Re: Byredo Bullion Limited Edition

    Went to Liberty over the weekend and SA told me that Bullion has not made it to the store yet. I'm guessing late June...
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    Re: uk frag release dates.

    i definitely saw acqua di gio essenza in gatwick airport duty free about a week ago...if that helps...lol
  17. Re: Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    Couldn't agree more...



    Still. I reckon if you really want some high-end perfumes. The options should be a) save up or b) invest in shares, etc...
    Just not in perfumes...With speculators...
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    Re: L'Artisan L'Ambre L'eau de L'Auto- any info?

    Yes. It didn't do my skin any harm at least. I tried it on my wrist in store. Longevity obviously not that great so better be used as a linen spray I guess.
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    Re: L'Artisan L'Ambre L'eau de L'Auto- any info?

    Not a counterfeit. Saw it last year when L'artisan was doing a sale in their London boutique. It's a room spray...or a car air freshener (whichever way you'd like to call it...)
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    Re: Your top three from Dior's La Collection Privee

    In no particular order:

    Leather Oud
    Vetiver
    Bois d'Argent
  21. Great opportunity for us here in the UK to sample...

    Great opportunity for us here in the UK to sample this line. Thankssss.
  22. Re: Royal Oud by Creed vs New York Oud by Bond vs Memoir Man by Amouga - Help Me Pick 1 !!

    Incidentally I own all 3. I like Memoir best but I don't think it should be counted as an oud frag as mentioned above.
    As for your choice, I think Royal Oud...mainly because you live in a humid...
  23. Poll: Re: Bond is haveing another "refill" event, Which of these are worthy of getting for "free".

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    +2..
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    Poll: Re: how many frags do you own

    Between 500 and 600.

    Have been wanting to downsize my collection to around 100 but don't really know where to start. I like most of them...
  25. Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    The tonka in Castana definitely make it creamy, creamier than a lot of the other vetivers, though I can't say it's creamier than Vetiver Tonka. The chestnut note is quite prominent on me too.

    I...
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    Re: Guerlain Les Parisiennes

    They can be found in Harrods
  27. Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    I'll suggest one that hasn't been mentioned:

    Cloon Keen Atelier Castana...also with vetiver and tonka...quality divine...worth a try this
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    Sticky: Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    Most fakes now have 'creed' engraved on nozzle nowadays I think.
    One sign I'd point out is that 'MADE IN FRANCE' at the bottom is often misspelt 'FRANOE'...LMAO...
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    Sticky: Re: Yet another... Is my Creed Green Irish Tweed FAKE??

    It's real. I too have exactly the same bottle, i.e. plain white logo on box, no gold trim, etc.
    Good cap, good nozzle, good card...all good and genuine.
    Slight difference though is that mine has...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2012

    Love at first sight on a stroll in Harrods. I don't normally buy a perfume on scene but this time I finally budge...

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=13192&d=1335636267
  31. Thread: Bermuda

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    Re: Bermuda

    Was desperately trying to relate to the Bermuda Perfumery, which I've never heard off.

    Gave the link a click and then I found that it's actually in the Bermuda itself. Even if Bermuda is a...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Bond no. 9 London Celebration

    Oh hang on.. perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised. Bond have launched perfumes to celebrate earth day and equal marriage after all!! so why not the diamond jubilee? maybe they can do one for 2012...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Bond no. 9 London Celebration

    Thanks for the info.
    I'm completely puzzled by this release. Can understand why Floris release a scent for the diamond jubilee but Bond??? It's nothing more than jumping onto the "Royal"...
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    Re: Santal Massoïa is a masterpiece

    Yes too similar to Santal 33 IMO. Since I already have Santal 33, I'm in no hurry of getting Santal Massoia
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    Re: Anglia Perfumery - underrated?

    Thanks for the heads up. Though fortunately I haven't had such an experience so far.
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    Re: Anglia Perfumery - underrated?

    This!!
    Very true indeed. Spice lime is the only one that I own so far and I'm loving it. Am going to try out the rest of the line as well.
    And yes I'd compare Anglia to Floris and Penhaligons. ...
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    Re: Diptyque in the UK

    John Lewis definitely have them...in their Oxford Street store at least :rolleyesold:
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    Diptyque new bottle design

    www.diptyqueparis.com

    Nice elegant bottles. But slightly disappointed that they change their designs after all my purchases. :tongue:

    And it appears that they have change their concentration...
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    Poll: Re: Another Job Interview Poll - What do you think?

    Sycomore from your collection!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Immortal Mine

    Nice bottle. Interesting scent. But a whopping $200 for a third of an ounce. I know it's perfume oil but still way too pricey for a new brand imo.
  41. Re: New Fragrances: Comme des Garcons Play Red, Green & Black

    I really like CdG perfumes but CAN'T STAND the Play (clothing) line. (Though I own the 'Play' perfume...) The hearts with eyes are simply ludicrous. :eek::eek:

    Red, Green, Black will be way...
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    Re: New Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Flask

    Really don't see the point. If it's a 20ml travel bottle then probably yes, but what's the point if it's another 125ml flask?

    Agree that the torso bottle is unique! People notice straight away...
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    Re: Jo Malone: Black Vetyver Cafe

    This is so true. 30ml now cost £36 and 100ml £72!!! People keep buying them...what can we say? Their marketing has worked I guess.

    PS. The Jo Love line is also a bit of a joke. Had hopes...
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    Re: Armani Príve Line vs. Tom Ford Private Blend

    Tom Ford Private Blend...due to more variety, and generally last longer on me.

    Favourites:

    Armani Prive: Ambre Soie, Bois d'Encens
    Tom Ford Private Blend: Oud Wood, Bois Marocain
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    Re: Your best hometown department stores

    I'd place Liberty in front of Selfridges, Harrods, and Harvey Nicks!

    While Chanel Les Exclusifs and Dior La Collection can only be found in Harrods and Selfridges, Liberty has more cult offerings...
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    Re: Le Labo fragrances other than Rose 31

    One answer I came across was, "I finished my 50ml bottle within 2 months!" :shocked::evil:
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    Re: Le Labo fragrances other than Rose 31

    Santal 33
    Patchouli 24
    Poivre 23
    Vetiver 46
    Labdanum 18

    Love all these!
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    Re: Bois Blonds by Atelier Cologne

    I own a bottle and I think it's great for summer!
    It's edgy and a bit different from other cologne offerings.
    For a cologne, it has good longevity and reasonable sillage.
    I would happily recommend...
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    Re: Job Interviews, and "Professional" Fragrances

    Some good suggestions above... +1 to TdH and Platinum Egoiste.
    -1 to Pure Havane...or any sorts of gourmand! ..as mentioned, feels a bit playful and unprofessional

    My personal favourite though,...
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    Re: Andy Tauer 'Discovery Set' suggestion

    +1 to Une Rose Chypree

    Haven't seen anyone mentioning the Pentachords. Are they worth a try?
  51. Thread: Illuminum

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    Re: Illuminum

    Tried Wild Tobacco, Scarlet Oud, Ginger Pear and Rajamusk. I can't detect any sweetness from Wild Tobacco either. Awaiting Piper Leather at the mo.

    Would like to try Arabian Amber and Tribal...
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    Illuminum Haute Perfume

    Don't think it has been mentioned.

    When posting my SOTD, I accidentally bumped into Illuminum's website and came across their new line called "Haute Perfume", with 16 new releases. Has anyone...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 30,2012

    Perhaps a bit unusually. It's Illuminum Scarlet Oud. Feeling RED today!
    ...
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    Re: A woody scent and no sweetness. any ideas?

    Ditto Hinoki and Rocky Mountain Wood
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    Re: where can i get hanae mori in uk

    Don't know about Hanae Mori but I think I've seen John Varvatos in Heathrow before. Not sure how much of a help this is though. lol
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    Re: Best of the Blue Mediterrano line

    I like Mandorlo and Mirto
  57. Thread: Underrated...

    by wilz
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    Re: Underrated...

    Taken into account prices, a few houses:
    Diptyque
    Carthusia
    L'Artisan
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    Re: SOTD: Saturaday, January 7, 2012

    For the 3rd consecutive day:

    http://www.lenoma.ru/upload/iblock/00a/comme_des_garcons_series_3%20_incense_avignon.jpg
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    Poll: Re: The Best Perfumes Of 2011 - VOTE NOW

    My favourites are Santal 33 by Le Labo and Vanille by Mona Di Orio, but since I can only pick one and I own Santal 33, it's Santal 33 then.
  60. Thread: Diptyque Eau Rose

    by wilz
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    Re: Diptyque Eau Rose

    Have never seen nor even heard of it...
    Walked pass the Diptyque counter in Selfridges and Liberty but didn't see it either.
  61. Re: 2011 Favorites: Best New Frag/ Best Discovery of the Year

    Yes to this!!!



    Best discovery:
    Mona di Orio Les Nombres d`Or Vanille
    Mona di Orio Les Nombres d`Or Vetyver

    As for old releases, it will be:
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
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    Re: Coconut Fragrance Recommendations?

    Recently being pushed back up this thread.

    Now apart from the ones mentioned above, may I add Santal 26 by Le Labo? Been sampling this and Santal 33 recently and decided to go for Santal 33. ...
  63. Re: Byredo Seven Veils not a lot of discussion here on this one..

    I sampled this in Liberty's a few weeks back. A bit too sweet for my liking as far as I can recall.

    I used to quite like Byredo as a house but recently they seem to be churning out too many new...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 11, 2011

    It's 12 Dec here in London now at 3:45am. About to head to the airport in an hours time for a morning flight.

    With me is my recent favourite Santal 33
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    Re: Top 10 Niche for Clubbing

    I never wear anything too expensive to clubs. I agree with cloud9 above. It will be a waste..

    Creed MI is probably the one 'niche' I'd pick
  66. what what what what??? i was just sampling her...

    what what what what???

    i was just sampling her vetyver and vanille yesterday!!!!!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th December 2011

    Don't normally wear the same perfume in 2 consecutive days. But for 2 days in a row, I'm wearing:

    Le Labo Santal 33
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    Grey Vetiver, taking the price tag into consideration.

    In the Private Blend line, I'll probably pick Bois Morocain
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    Re: Hugo Boss Collection new fragrances

    Ooohh...was at Harrods on Saturday too. they had a 10% weekend going on. you got anything of note?
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    Re: (30 +) what are your TOP 5 this year ?

    Difficult but in no particular order:
    Mugler Pure Coffee
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musc Collection
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Forget It!

    Ok...personally, I don't think the non-City exclusives at £90 ($145) are that bad, but frankly don't see the point of doubling the price for simply branding the bottle "city exclusive".
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    Re: A Beautiful Scent: Ambre Narguile

    I think it's not £140 a bottle. The price hike is simply ridiculous. That said, at least I think they're priced slightly more reasonably than Creed, where a 75ml bottle retails for £135!
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo. Thoughts?

    I think you can count me in as a fan, as I own the entire line. lol

    +1 to Fico and Mirto.

    Mandorlo would be good if she like gourmand. my least favourite personally.

    Arancia is nothing...
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    Re: Mancera now available in London!

    Well said...well said.

    Was at Selfridges not too long ago, about 2 weeks ago, but missed this completely.
  75. Re: Article: Tulisa launches fragrance : The Female Boss

    Completely agree. Not much to add really.
  76. Re: Article: Tulisa launches fragrance : The Female Boss

    Completely agree. Not much to add really.
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    Re: going to a career fair.. Frag or no frag?

    Good choice. I once lightly applied Grey Vetiver to an interview. It was a successful one. IMO vetiver shows that you're confident.

    Definitely NOT Pure Havane!
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    Re: going to a career fair.. Frag or no frag?

    Good choice. I once lightly applied Grey Vetiver to an interview. It was a successful one. IMO vetiver shows that you're confident.

    Definitely NOT Pure Havane!
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    Re: What made you guys join Basenotes?

    Searching for notes in some fragrances - Keep bumping into it - Start lurking - Decided to join after few months of lurking
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    Re: CK Euphoria: who likes it ?

    Exactly the same thought. Even back in the days when I loved it, it keeps making me sneeze.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chène vs Fille en Aiguilles.

    Haven't tested Chene but Fille En Aiguilles is fab. Love it!
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    Yet to try their LUXE series and Artek Standard. Would love to try them though!
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    +1 on CdG 2, Hinoki, and the incense series

    Their incense are very well done!
  84. Have seen Odin in Liberty's for quite some time...

    Have seen Odin in Liberty's for quite some time now. Not sure when they first arrived but I remember spotting them in February. Liberty, as always, sells them at a higher price than that in the US....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 20, 2011

    TOM FORD Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Fragrances inducing headache

    +1 more on Issey Miyake Pour Homme. A recent revisit made me feel a little dizzy

    As for Tiffany for Men too, but I think they key for this stuff is not to over apply. One squirt does plenty!
    ...
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    Re: What is the best masculine Rose?

    Yes, Une Rose is also worth a try!
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    Re: Rate my collection too , please

    For a (relatively) small collection compare to a lot of BNers, this is an AMAZING collection, with some top class scents, not to mention a few BN favourites too.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    CARTHUSIA UOMO

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LLZW7qEtzxE/TPbrFQJzd7I/AAAAAAAAAFw/vUw6agMTqD0/s1600/CARTHUSIA%252520UOMO.jpg
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    Re: Rose D'Arabie and Oud Royal by Armani/Prive

    IMO, the entire Armani Prive line is late in arrival, though the bottles are a thumbs up!

    And to me, with Montale already on offer at a good price, any oud scents to be newly released now have to...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 9 May 2011

    My SOTE is your SOTD: Creed Millesime Imperiale indeed!
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 9 May 2011

    Bond no.9 Fire Island

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_k29cUEREf2U/SICrmnmU04I/AAAAAAAAAQ4/nd5QQl7XPiQ/s320/Fire+Island.JPG
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    Re: CdG Incense Series,any others?

    I second Monocle 1: Hinoki which I own a bottle
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    Re: NEW RELEASE: The Different Company Oud Shamash

    It seems that every single house is now taking the opportunity to jump on board and release an oud scent...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday. May 7th, 2011

    Today I'm reaching for something that was left untouched in the wardrobe for a long time:

    http://www.xtras-online.co.uk/images/ac_product_images/product_image_data/resizetomax:400/3915
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 6, 2011

    A*Men Pure Malt

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.8776.jpg
  97. Thread: Dirty roses!

    by wilz
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    Re: Dirty roses!

    Haven't tried some of those mentioned above but Une Rose by Frederic Malle is definitely one of those dirty ones
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

    Prada Infusion de Vetiver

    http://fragranceheaven.com.au/catalog/images/items/Prada%20Infusion%20De%20vetiver%202.jpg
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Feeling playful today, so

    http://materialconcern.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/url-9.jpg
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    Re: maison martin margiela untitled

    Got a bottle myself. Initially bought it blind as I'm a Margiela fan.

    I suppose it's worth a sniff. A okay summer scent but nothing special about it. Don't have too high an expectation is my...
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