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    Re: Papyrus Oud/71 - Thoughts?

    I look forward to sampling this one. I just found out about this fragrance now.

    Gucci Pour Homme was a gift for me, pre-Basenotes, and I remember joining BN and everyone sort of explaining to me...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    Haha, I love that. The man *has* to walk through the L'Origan door to get the girl. That's me! I'm the guy!! lol
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    L'Origan vintage parfum by Coty

    Blind buy for me.
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    Alright f*ck it.

    I just blind bought some vintage L'Origan parfum. Couronne de Violette's description made my mouth water.
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    Re: Flash Meetup - Osswalds

    OMG The Shining tats! Wow...

    Josie is awesome. She and I laughed so much when I went all by myself when I was in NYC (meeting you epapsiou and Hat&Beard and cytherian and IsoESuperman at Saks...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Serge Noire by Serge Lutens

    https://pimages.parfumo.de/720/77319_nttmwh_serge_noire_limited_edition_720.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Shycat - I just saw your post now. ((bear hugs))

    Today I did wear 'something weird', it was Carre Blanc by The Zoo. It's a fun zany scent that Giancarlo loves just as much as I do.


    Off to...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    No you're not missing any others
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I'm wearing Carre Blanc today. I forgot how fun it is. It makes me smile. And my partner likes it a lot!
  10. Re: Diptyque Tam Dao Shower Body Balm + Soap re-released

    A little review of the soap on this article on Fragrantica from Elena, from the Perfume Shrine blog: ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Forgot to post yesterday - I wore the last of my Concrete by Comme des Garcons decant. All gone now. :( I think that I will probably get that Cartier L'Heure fragrance that is going to *replace*...
  12. Re: Abduction Eau de Parfum by Joe Merrell + Saskia Wilson-Brown

    :thumbsup:
  13. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wow that was fast.

    When was the 3rd Collection released (I'm too lazy to scroll up lol)?
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Nice to see Ellena doing another fragrance from Frederic Malle.

    Ellena just did that rose scent for Perris Monte Carlo...that I spoke about here, Rose de Mai
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  15. Re: Abduction Eau de Parfum by Joe Merrell + Saskia Wilson-Brown

    Thanks for the post. I corrected the Thread title to show the correct perfumers name of the *fragrance* - Christopher Gordon.

    I look forward to smelling / wearing my sample.

    I will most likely...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Forgot to post that we had a work event last night, and I wore from a sample:

    Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.46513.jpg
  17. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I know we all experience musk notes wildly differently, which makes testing them and writing reviews so hilarious - because some of us don't smell certain musks and some do.

    The one in Musk...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Oh I disagree. The EdC is very iris prominent. Powdery. Less leather but the same amount of vanilla. The L'Eau de Shalimar is brighter, more citric, very lemony...less powdery, almost no iris...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Mitsouko vintage EdT (and I showered with the Bar Soap before also) by Guerlain

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26157647-4024.jpg


    MissHestaJones - I just got in a new 'vintage'...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Mitsouko vintage EdT (and I showered with the Bar Soap before also) by Guerlain

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26157647-4024.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Robin-in-Fl - "Yeet" just is another way of saying 'Yay!', expressing excitement. ;)

    I forgot to pos my SOTD yesterday - I wore L'Heure Exquise by Bortnikoff. Wow, what an exotic scent. ...
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I wore Musk Cologne for the first time since acquiring a decant of it. Wow! The musk in this is very animalic, it made me happy that I was testing this at home, not walking into a group of people...
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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    I agree on this one
  24. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Its easy to get excited over these new releases. His fragrances are so well done.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    I wore this sample for the first time today - and WOW it's fantastic! I can't recommend it enough for lovers of jasmine or vanilla. This could easily be a Guerlain or a Chanel. It smells luxurious...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    I wore this sample for the first time today - and WOW it's fantastic! I can't recommend it enough for lovers of jasmine or vanilla. This could easily be a Guerlain or a Chanel. It smells luxurious...
  27. Abduction Eau de Parfum by Joe Merrell + Christopher Gordon

    A friend from LA tipped me off to this art-scent-project - which has evolved into a fragrance called Abduction. A sample was gifted to me. I haven't worn it yet.

    Anyone else familiar with this...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Larimar - so nice to see you around. I forgot you wear Racine one of the MPG's I never have given a full wearing to. Enjoy!

    teardrop - so happy to hear you're feeling (and looking) good now. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Up early for the gym in a tiny bit of this powerful scent:

    Marrakech Intense by Aesop

    https://s1.r29static.com/bin/shop/ffa/x/2023914/image.png
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    I got so busy yesterday I forgot to post my SOTD:

    Grev by Slumberhouse

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.11742.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I wore Grev yesterday to the office. What a great scent. It is slowly overtaking Sova in my favorite Slumberhouse scent. Mostly because I wear it more here in hot South Florida.
  32. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Could the "spray" of the logo (which a couple people said looks like wifi) be a .gif? Like actual spraying dots or line that are moving or flash on and off? Or is that not preferable for the logo? ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Unsettled by Bruno Fazzolari

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/69311.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Hugs for teardrop ((bear hugs))

    I will be spending today at a very swanky day spa with a co-worker. We have massages scheduled. The place is new, was just taken over by the Four Seasons and is...
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    I find this the case for most rose prominent fragrances. I remember gassing myself with a Creed Bulgarie (can't remember which one). Thereafter I always approached rose scents with a small...
  36. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    + 1 for Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: Soleil Neige by Tom Ford

    I haven't seen any.
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    Re: NEW: Shay & Blue London - Nashwa!

    This one sounds interesting. Anyone own it?
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    This sounds interesting
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I wore it today also. One spray. Immediately got a compliment on it. This stuff is amazing!
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    Soleil Neige by Tom Ford

    I read about this upcoming fragrance from Tom Ford, which I believe is going to be exclusive to the China market. A 'winter version' of Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford (which I enjoy) sounds interesting.
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    Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Anyone else smell this?

    I see this and the Rose (by Ellena) for sale in the US at Indigo for $190 / 100 ml: https://www.indigoperfumery.com/collections/perris-monte-carlo
  43. Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    https://nstperfume.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/kdolce.jpg



    From Now Smell This: https://nstperfume.com/2019/08/13/k-by-dolce-gabbana-new-fragrance/
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    It's been mentioned above but it is worth repeating: vintage Eau d'Hermes by Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Fields of Provence Extrait by Madhat Scents

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/242171243/lavender-2.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&w=560
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Did a lot of stuff today and so I wore a lot of fragrances: Mugler Cologne, Hermessence Brin de Reglisse and now:

    Fields of Provence Extrait by Madhat Scents
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I completely agree. It's one of the things, though, that I find fascinating about fragrances. The complexity! It's endless.
  48. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Wow. Lots to read. Thank you Grant!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Virgin Island Water by Creed from a sample

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.899.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    In Sync in:

    Virgin Island Water by Creed from a sample

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.899.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yes I smell this faintly. I quite like it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Arielle Shoshana aka Saturday by Arielle Shoshana

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26152285-205.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Quarry, sometimes I do that with Shalimar (my bed time scent). Still...it can feel a bit weird to be somewhere during the day and smell that scent. Feels like I'm walking around in my pajamas.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    This morning was grey and rainy (but still very humid and hot) so I brightened up my mood with a heavy application of:

    Neroli Sauvage by Creed
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    This morning was grey and rainy (but still very humid and hot) so I brightened up my mood with a heavy application of:

    Neroli Sauvage by Creed
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  56. Thread: Target

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    Re: Target

    I want to smell the Cremo Body Wash, I read about it on another site. This one, Citron & Vetiver:

    https://nstperfume.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cremo-vet.jpg
  57. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    Thanks for letting us know. I have a sample of Maai, I haven't smelled yet, that was gifted to me. So I don't know what era it's from.
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    Re: Best citrus oud niche fragrance?

    Amber Cologne by Bortnikoff is wonderful
  59. Re: Fragrances similar to Le Labo Rose 31 (pre-reformulation 2015)

    First time I ever heard of that scent. What an ugly bottle lol.
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    As a sandalwood lover I was surprised I didn't like Santal Majuscule more. I found it very chocolate-y and less the creamy lactic sandalwood that I wanted.
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    I prefer the original. However, I wouldn't describe it as churchy.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Les Annees 25 by Tauer

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.49911.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Galop d'Hermes by Hermes

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.41587.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    I'm really enjoying this sample, that I acquired with the Chicago gang at the Hermes boutique:

    Galop d'Hermes by Hermes

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.41587.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    L'Air du Temps vintage Eau de Toilette by Nina Ricci
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    kewart - get well soon

    Happy Birthday Comdiva! I will wear some Ambre Sultan tonight, in your honor!

    A tiny spray of this before Cross Fit:

    L'Air du Temps vintage Eau de Toilette by Nina...
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    My fizzy fragrance from my wardrobe: Chant d'Aromes Eau de Toilette by Guerlain
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    Re: Donna Karan Black Cashmere

    I love this scent, I wear it and I received a compliment on it once. I like Chaos also.
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    It's an Estee Lauder scent.




    Eau des Merveilles is just awesome. I love that stuff. And the flankers of it are even more unisex (Parfum des Merveilles, Elixir des Merveilles).
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    I wore Limed by Madhat earlier - and a lot of it. Smelled so damn good. After the day at the pool/sauna/steam room I am in:

    Santal Blush by Tom Ford
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Gonna go get some sun today at the pool, hopefully it doesn't rain although I don't mind if it's cloudy. Sitting in the full on sunshine is incredibly hot these days.

    Last night I met up with a...
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    Re: Explain your icon

    A painting from one of my favorite painters, Igor Melnikov. I usually rotate them...he has a large body of work, but I usually post his child portraits.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Wow
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    I had such a good workout at the gym today and after that I had dinner at home (I roasted celery root for the 1st time - yum!) and went to a guided meditation that a friend performed. It involved...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Salty, new aquatics are definitely popping up here and there, although lets be honest the aquatic genre never really went away, it's always had its fans.

    I have sort of a new fascination /...
  76. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Me too!
  77. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I finally got a decant of Musk Cologne. Remember - I am not that much of a musk fan. But this house single handedly got me interested in musk fragrances so I am gonna see how this one is. I also...
  78. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I agree.

    This one I will have to be in the mood for. I liken it to my decant of Carre Blanc.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Yesterday I didn't get a chance to post, but I *did* participate in the Sync. I wore Mysore Lime by Madhat Scents from a sample that I found in the sample pile at the Chicago BN Meetup, because I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Ginger Essence by Origins (from a sample)

    https://www.origins.com/media/export/cms/products/500x625/origins_sku_03KK_500x625_0.png

    A little too sweet, actually. I think I like my ginger more...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    2 large decants:

    Bat by Zoologist and Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff Perfumes
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Would you compare the smoke note in Leather & Smoke to the smoke note in your disco'd scent Royk?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    ((waving to Shycat))


    Bat by Zoologist - from my decant I just got

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148276-7463.jpg

    This stuff is so much FUN! I love it. First time wearing...
  84. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I wore this today, for the first time. What a fun scent. Especially because it was a hot and sweaty morning and the scent actually smelled great in the heat and humidity.

    The geosmin note...
  85. Re: Apparently it's now official: Barneys to close Chicago store

    Wow so glad that we got to go there, with Momma Quarry and the BN gang. I'll treasure those memories.
  86. Re: Of Current Shalimar, What Has More Civet

    Definitely the EdP
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    I was scent-free all day, something I haven't done in a LONG time. I am home now, from a long work day. Giancarlo left today for a solo trip to New York City (for 9 days) so I am home alone and...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I loved it when I wore it yesterday. I admire Ryan's work but this really hits the sweet spot for me. I love lavender and this really showcases the note in a fascinating study...with a quiet...
  89. Re: Diptyque Tam Dao Shower Body Balm + Soap re-released

    Yeah I think I'm gonna treat myself to these in the Fall.
  90. Diptyque Tam Dao Shower Body Balm + Soap re-released

    I got an email from Diptyque that now their Tam Dao fragrance is being released as a Shower Body Balm ($42 / 200 ml) and Perfumed Soap ($30) - calling them Tam Dao Gestures.

    I've been wanting...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    This morning I wore:

    Concrete by Comme des Garcons

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.45911.jpg

    I really enjoy this every time I wear it. I think I have only one more wearing left in...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Sorry I've been away some days from the SOTD threads but life has kept me super busy these days. I miss you all a lot. ((bear hugs))

    This morning I wore:

    Concrete by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Fields of Provence Extrait by Madhat Scents

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/242171243/lavender-2.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I blind bought Fields of Provence. I look forward to smelling it when it arrives.

    In other news, Pina gives me an annoying headache every time I wear it. This has happened before, with a few...
  95. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I wore Oud Monarch for the first time tonight. In the first spray I smelled that familiar 'bubble gum floral' smell that I get from Coupe de Foudre. But of course this takes a different course once...
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 - Miami Exclusive

    I think you might like it rynegne. I’m actually having dinner down the street from the shop where this is sold tonight but it’s already closed lol.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I didn't know anything about this. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    I want to sample this one
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I love Grev but I’m not sure I would recommend it as a blind buy. I sampled it and then fell in love with it immediately.
  100. Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Smells powdery. Citrus clashing with something milky/creamy, almost like turned milk. A dash of leather (like the name implies...'Red Riding Coat').

    I love it. But many people don't. You...
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