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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    My thoughts exactly. They lucked out with Pure Coffee...it's not easy to make a coffee fragrance...maybe it's best not to push their luck.
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Last time I checked, this was a public forum. Let it go.
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    You've made that clear. Let's move on.
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    New Creed! I'm going to go to Saks and lineup now just in case it's true!! ;)
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    My point had nothing to do with utility, and all to do with new tech being accepted by the masses.

    In any case - we shouldn't make assumptions just because of machine learning. Let's see how...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Oh dear....
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Just like home assistants, robot vacuums, and self-checkout at the grocery store - it takes people time to adjust to the fact that technology is used in ways they feel are exclusively human. We...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    I've made it through the labour day sales without caving - only 27 more days to go!

    Be strong people!
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    The notes listed above appear identical to that of ELDO's Archives 69 - so don't be surprised if they change all of the sudden.
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    Re: No-Buy August

    Sorry - went over my head. :)
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    Re: No-Buy August

    Who are you?
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    Re: What is Dua trying to pull?

    So you're basically a thief, stealing others' ideas and profiting. If someone can't afford the perfume they like, I doubt your weak analysis is going to satisfy them, only satiate. I've been on this...
  13. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I'm not allowed to wear fragrance to work, so all my wearings are in the evening.

    That being said - I went for an odd cheapy last night with Tommy Hilfiger's True Star Gold. It comes in a hideous...
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    Re: No-Buy August

    Is someone going to start a no-buy-september thread? I failed miserably in August, but I'm determined for September.
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    Re: What is Dua trying to pull?

    The same people who buy fake LV wallets and people who use the word "dupe". There's plenty of people who think by buying a knockoff their getting a deal.
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    Re: SEEKING: Humiecki & Graef Eau Radieuse

    Thanks! I know there are various retailers, but I was looking for something used/economical.
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    Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Things that have taken my breath away:

    1. Dune (Dior)
    2. Vol de Nuit (Guerlain)
    3. Bois des Iles (Chanel)
    4. L'Incendiaire (Lutens)
    5. Une Fleur de Cassie (Malle)
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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    Twilly.
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    Re: Michael Edwards Perfume Legends II

    I'd *love* to own this - but $175 is kinda steep.
  20. Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    It wouldn't surprise me if both shared some common basenotes - perfumers often reuse good ideas.

    That being said, AN smells like apple pie, and MA smells like citrus with a touch of amber....
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    Re: Jaïpur Pure Parfum question

    Congrats! You've inspired me to wear mine tonight.
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    I find them both so similar that I would just buy whatever is cheaper. Intense Incense has a slight edge for me, but not by much.
    (the original is just called Rien btw)
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    It's definitely not a good blind buy, unless the price is right. It's not for everyone...it has a much more conceptual feel than your typical perfume. Almost like they tried to capture an exact...
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    I quite like it - and am impressed that Gucci released something like that. It's a very green, dry, and reminds me of things like narcissus and hay, although chamomile is the star.

    Worth testing....
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    Re: Jaïpur Pure Parfum question

    It's a lovely perfume - very much in keeping with the perfumer's style (Grojsman). It starts with lots of aldehydes, but soon warms up and becomes more edible.

    I have a giant 50ml spray of the...
  26. Poll: Re: Do I need Rhubarb My Love (The Zoo) if I already own Rhubarb (CDG)?

    Reporting back for future reference.

    I *love* Rhubarb My Love. It's completely different than CDG's Rhubarb. It's crisp, apple-like even, green...I feel like I even smell a bit of pie-crust. It's...
  27. Poll: Re: Do I need Rhubarb My Love (The Zoo) if I already own Rhubarb (CDG)?

    I wasn't sure about this...listened to all the wise advice...and kindly ignored it and ordered a bottle.
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    SEEKING: Humiecki & Graef Eau Radieuse

    I'll take anything - samples / decants / bottles!

    Sell me stuff!
  29. Poll: Re: Do I need Rhubarb My Love (The Zoo) if I already own Rhubarb (CDG)?

    I didn't care for Club Design, and although Fig is done beautifully, I'm just not a fig guy.
  30. Poll: Re: Do I need Rhubarb My Love (The Zoo) if I already own Rhubarb (CDG)?

    Thanks for all the replies! I think I'll hold off on another rhubarb until I can get a sample.

    Speaking of which, The Zoo's sample packages are dumb - repeated scents in each? What the what? Just...
  31. Poll: Do I need Rhubarb My Love (The Zoo) if I already own Rhubarb (CDG)?

    I own and love Rhubarb by Comme des Garcons. However, recently I've become a bit hypersensitive to a certain white musk in it.

    I've tried several of The Zoo's offerings, but I didn't get a chance...
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    Re: can someone describe immortelle

    Curried maple syrup.
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    Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bana Banana!

    Are we talking actual banana smell - or the artificual smell. Because I *love* the fake smell - not so much the real thing.
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    Re: Tauer Room Perfume (w/ an aside on Febreeze)

    Bump. I'd really love to know about the cedar+ambergris. I'm a bit scared it might venture into generic-man smell.
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    Tauer Room Perfume (w/ an aside on Febreeze)

    Andy is currently selling 3 different room sprays - https://tauerperfumes.com/room-perfume.html

    Rose, cedar, or ylang.

    Has anyone tried one? They retail for 69 CHF ($70 USD / $92 CAD).

    ps -...
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    Re: Tom Ford Metallique

    "narcotic-like nectar of heliotrope"

    Who writes this dreck?
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    i was honestly hoping for something out-of-the-box...this sounds like another boring oud-amber that you can get anywhere.

    I want to see Lutens doing something to our like he did for myrrhe.
  38. Re: Latest Armani Prive (Non-Limited) - Orangerie Venise!

    Does anyone know the cost of this - will it be the standard price? I ask because it has the same cap as some of the $$$$ bottles.

    Anyway, anything by Ropion is on my radar. Not a huge bigarade...
  39. Re: Is Jo Malone's "Huntsman Birch & Black Pepper" the same scent as the previous "Roch of Ages" B&B

    It absolutely does! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Allegedly, Lutens and Sheldrake had been working on an "oud" for many years before they came to something they liked (and a huge ingredient budget helped I imagine).

    I've learned over the years...
  41. Is Jo Malone's "Huntsman Birch & Black Pepper" the same scent as the previous "Roch of Ages" B&BP?

    I was reading the reviews for Jo Malone's Birch & Black Pepper and it sounds up my alley.

    However, there seem to be 2 - one with a leather cap that's under the "Rock of Ages" line, and another...
  42. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    iris & (citrus-y) aldehydes
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Antiheros by Etat Libre d'Orange.

    Straight-up lavender & musk.
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Technically, L'Incendiaire was Lutens' first oud, although they didn't list it in the notes.

    I have high hopes for this one.
  45. Thread: Niche Essence

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    Re: Niche Essence

    Adding on to what everyone said - they're legit, and great to deal with.

    https://www.nicheessence.com/
  46. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Kilian's Prelude to Love is the closest I've smelled - https://www.bykilian.com/product/19797/50778/perfume/prelude-to-love-invitation/loeuvre-noire#/sku/83347

    Kilian's is (obviously) richer, more...
  47. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Ooh...this sounds neat.
  48. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    ISM is different - but still good. Maybe not "as" good, but that's subjective. When I smell it, I can still immediately identify it.

    BTW - ISM is currently available in a "travel" spray. Much...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Ocean Rain is something I've always wanted to try, yet still haven't (for whatever reason).

    Diorella and Diorissimo are two of my absolute favourites. :thumbup:
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    Re: Fragrancenet broke their New Arrivals search

    I use this link: https://www.fragrancenet.com/boutiques/new-arrivals - is this how everyone else searches for new arrivals?
  51. Re: How does Le Labo maintain consistency of fragrances?

    If I were LL (or Estee Lauder, as it were), I wouldn't trust someone who works at the mall to maintain quality control over my product. I would give them 2 or 3 jars - all with the finished, matured...
  52. Re: How does Le Labo maintain consistency of fragrances?

    What if - hear me out - the fragrance is already prepared and they're just mixing the exact same liquid (the finished fragrance) together just for the show?
  53. Re: NEW: Hermes - Eau des Merveilles Bleue For Women!

    I just picked up a 15ml bottle of it...glad I did, as I won't wear it enough to warrant a full bottle. I love that Hermes offers smaller bottle-sets.
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    1. Safran Troublant (L'Artisan) - saffron, vanilla
    2. S-ex (S-Perfume) - minimalist musk-leather
    3. Poivre Samarcande (Hermes) - Iso E Super & pepper (ok, maybe not a masterpiece, but nice)
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    WTB: Hermes Caleche Eau Delicate

    This seems impossible to find now and I'm running low.

    Also willing to swap, etc.

    Thanks!
  56. Re: Mugler launches new collection (5 scents) of Mugler Cologne

    They never arrived in Canada...which is so odd, because we often get things first here.
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    Re: Refillable Bvlgari .05 travel spray

    Does it not slide out of the sheath?
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    Re: Hot pepper fragrance from late 90s-early 00s

    Not the right year - but all I could think of was Mugler's Angel chilli flanker: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/291446-A*Men-Hot-Chilli-Pepper-By-Thierry-Mugler
  59. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - ribbed/frosted bottles. Plastic under metal collar?

    Probably just another way to cut corners - I don't think you have anything to worry about.
  60. Re: Jo Malone reveals she discovered one of her bigamist father's affairs ...

    That was about as exciting as one of her perfumes.
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    Re: Very Interested......

    Fav comment:

    "Was making perfume harder or easier than you thought?I thought it would be cool to make a perfume, but it’s not cool. There are so many rules and regulations to make sure it doesn’t...
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    Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    I was hoping you were kidding, but from your previous posts - you're not, and that makes me sad. :(
  63. Thread: Bergamote Soleil

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    Re: Bergamote Soleil

    This isn't likely - many of us here have bottles that are decades and smell just as potent. Citrus ingredients *do* turn quicker than other ingredients, but I can't imagine that happening in a few...
  64. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Thank you!



    Just the travel sprays!

    I have an old Diorissimo parfum spray. It's beautiful stuff, but like Diorella, I think I prefer the lighter concentrations.
  65. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    Who cares.
  66. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    The big day is now over!

    And the winner is............Hermes!

    Some of the plan changed though. I smelled the old bottle of Diorissimo that I have. Can it be improved upon? No. Do I have space...
  67. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Not sure if kidding :huh:



    I think AlO might be the winner - one more day! I agree that Coromandel definitely fits in the Angel mould, so while I adore it, I definitely have those bases...
  68. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Pure soap. I get the beautiful black tea note mixed with barnyard for about 15 minutes, then a strong Ivory soap musk. It does fade eventually, but it's really not something I'm fond of. I'm positive...
  69. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    I stopped by Cartier - either my memory is at fault, or this has changed. Soap soap soap. After the beautiful opening, all I get is soap. Womp.
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    S-ex by S-Perfume (pronounced Essex, apparently). Strawberry covered fake-leather, also oceanic somehow. So weird, but brilliant.
  71. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    You're right that it's not easy to come by - luckily we have a Cartier boutique here (hopefully it's in stock). That price though....ouch.
  72. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Thanks all!

    To answer one of the quesitons - yes, I've tried them all and love them all in their own way.

    I'm surprised to see Coromandel take the lead - I had come to believe that many were...
  73. Poll: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    It's my birthday this weekend, and I'm trying to decide between a few things that I've been hesitant to splurge on - pick you fav!
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    Re: How's Apres L'Ondee these days?

    Thanks all! I actually owned AlO in parfum once upon a time (as well as parure in parfum). Neither of them wowed me. Parure felt like a Mitsouko knock-off, and AlO lost its delicacy.

    Anyway - I'm...
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    Re: How's Apres L'Ondee these days?

    Thank you both. I think part of the reason I'm craving it is that I want something very subtle. I have a whole shelf of Angel - the for some lightweights.
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    How's Apres L'Ondee these days?

    Is what's on the counter still worth buying?

    I'm craving somberness, mauve coloured velvet, and too many pillows on my bed. AlO was the first thing that came to mind.
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    I won't pay it!!



    Thanks for the info guys :)
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    Does SMN still offer an optional spray attachment for their bottles?
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    Re: Do you know this fragrance bottle?

    Maybe Nautica Voyage?
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    Thanks again everyone.

    1. I did not care for Histoire des Parfum's patchouli - it smelled great at first, then turned into something else.
    2. SMN Patchouli is something I've not tried in a long...
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    I agree with you on the 25ml bottles - I'm *very* particular about what size bottle I get. The 50ml bottle seems out-of-proportion to me.
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    Re: CB I hate Perfumes: Are they worth it?

    The perfumer (Christopher Brosius) was on that BBC perfume special - I have honestly never encountered such a cringey person in my whole life (well, Roja Dove is up there).

    That being said - he...
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    I forgot how much I used to love this. I wonder if it smells the same?

    Many thanks to all who answered, all have been added to my smell-list.
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    Earthiest patchouli

    I adore patchouli, but I seem to not have much in my wardrobe. ATM, Coromandel is $240 CAD for the little bottle.

    What else can I get? Nothing too masculine.

    Ideas?
  85. Re: I’m told Ariana Grande Cloud smells like baccarat rouge

    I could only make it through the topnotes of Cloud - which were, as expected, ridiculously sweet and a tad nauseating (nice bottle though).

    Not sure why anyone would think MFK only uses natural...
  86. Re: Dior, Chanel, Lutens, Goutal changes at the new Ogilvy in Montréal

    I love this quote.

    I'm glad Montreal has finally caught up with Toronto's selection! Although I think our Dior counter (at Saks) isn't nearly as impressive. I haven't gone to the main Holt's in...
  87. Re: Of these Serge Lutens and L'artisans which is a blind buy worthy?

    Potential downsides to each of the scents you listed - subjective of course:

    -Santal Majuscule - this is my least favourite sandalwood interpretation from Lutens - get Santal Blanc instead...
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    Re: New, fresh, perfume blogs

    Disappointing, I really reading reviews - guess I'll have to wait for Luca Turin to put out a new book.
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    New, fresh, perfume blogs

    I'm tired or many of the old-standard perfume blogs. Many have turned into 80% press releases, one is so full of egotistical self-promotion and name-dropping that it make me nauseous, and most of...
  90. Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan - 100ml Gratte Ciel Edition

    Great news! Thanks!

    Saks (Queen) still hasn't updated their stock to include the new packaging.
  91. Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan - 100ml Gratte Ciel Edition

    I have the "original", in a bell jar, and I can't wear it...it's beautiful, but so scary. I honestly wouldn't mind a tamed version.

    Seems like Holt's only carries in their Vancouver and Montreal...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    It's very common here to completely ban scented products in offices - we have a strict no-scent policy, not even handcream.

    While I *hated* this concept at first, because of obvious reasons, I do...
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    Re: Who legitimately has the SMALLEST collection?

    I only have 141 - but I started my wardrobe 20 years ago - that equals 7 bottles per year.

    I'm in denial obviously.
  94. Re: Le Cri de la Lumière (Parfum d'Empire) or Portrait of a Lady (Frédéric Malle) or dupe ?

    Le Cri is nothing like Portait of a Lady to my nose.
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    Re: Amouage Bohemian. April Fools?

    If it is a joke - they're doing it wrong. You don't tell the joke *before* April 1st. This is probably the real deal.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    MimiGardenia is the only name I can recall - my memory is shite though, and I only read the women's forum.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    What does you mean by this?
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    I really like it as well. It has a slight tropical vibe - but without any overt use of coconut or "suntan lotion" accords. Very nice, and very similar to Anagel Muse EDT with their common use of...
  99. Thread: Akigalawood

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    Re: Akigalawood

    ELDO's Amourette is a pretty good example (same perfumer as Miu Miu).
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    Re: Fragrances that are a Mike Tyson TKO

    When did this forum become overrun with 15 year old boys?
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