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  1. Re: Feedback on fico di amalfi - aqua di parma

    FdA is superior. A delicious scent and even though longevity is average or below, it blows the others away. As a summer scent it is really quite good and gets complements for me.
  2. Re: Wonderful, Another Aventus Thread…….but Please Hear Me Out

    My experience is much the same as yours. Mine seemed to last a couple of hours when new. Now it is a beautiful thing that lasts a long time. A bit of age seems to improve this scent quite a bit.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Has Tea for Two become available in the US? Waiting patiently for this one but can't find it...
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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    Sahara Noir
    Black Orchid
    Plum Japonaise (but I may sell mine)
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    Re: How many 'users' do you have?

    I simply don't know! But I do know that a monthly watch list is not enough. I tend to rotate a lot of scents by season or the weather. It would take me a full year or two to get a good picture of...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/64004.jpg?width=320
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    For me Russian Tea is one of the best scents from 2014. One of the best black tea scents made IMHO with some smoke and a dark almost bitter raspberry note peeking through with just a touch of mint,...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Here is my end of year haul purchased in December, all arriving before Christmas.
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=33770&d=1419524812
    (Four of these were blind buys.)
  9. Poll: Re: Which fragrance to buy? Poll: interlude, carner barcelona, vetiver fatal, black afgano

    Don't worry about age. Anyone can wear Interlude. Maybe your friends will not wear it and that is good. Just buy Interlude!
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    Re: which one would you pick?

    Another vote for the magnificent Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    It wasn't exactly spraying, but I broke a 5mL glass decant of Idole de Lupin in my hands once and just spread it all over. People that don't smell marijuana in this one should use a lot more. It's...
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    Could not have said it better.
  13. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

    Sex...

    But if you are talking about perfume, smell and performance. Price follows far behind but does factor in. For example, Roja Dove extraits will never be purchased (wtf?) and Maai is almost...
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    Re: Barney's Exchange Advice

    Odin 07 is a nice one, I bought it on first sniff.
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    Re: Other people's opinions

    I usually read all the reviews in the fragrance section. Certain members whose taste seems to parallel mine sway my opinion more than others, but I also read the reviews of those whose opinions I...
  16. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    Coney Island is more margarita, but you might sample that one.
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    TV simply does not work for me although I have tried many times. Black Orchid gets occasional wears. Of all the Tom Ford fragrances, Sahara Noir is the one I would choose if I could have just one.
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    I work with a woman who claims she is alergic to perfume. I told her that over the last number of years, thanks by and large to nanny state regulations, virtually all alergins have been removed from...
  19. Re: Masque Russian Tea: how strong is that Raspberry note?

    Why am I not seeing the hype on this one that many have mentioned? There has been some discussion as there is on many new scents, but "hype"?
  20. Fragrance went from "I like it well enough to buy it" to "get this off of me!"

    I wont mention the scent, but it is a designer scent that was different enough to me to be interesting a couple of years ago. I wore it recently and it made me gag all day! A chemical milange that...
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    I know the fragrances at my local Nordstrom better than the SAs! My SA there often askes me to chat with her customers and introduces me in a very nice, and somewhat embarrasing way. I like helping...
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    Re: PLS HELP!!! Is my Dirty English fake?

    I would ask the question, "why would any smart counterfiter make a fake of a discontinued fragrance that can be found in discount bins for next to nothing?" I am 99%+ sure the scent is legitimate. ...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Batch #s

    Batch variations are minimal to insignifigant IMHO. Just buy it from Fragrancenet as suggested and save some cash. A little age on a bottle seems to improve Aventus.
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    Re: Barney's Exchange Advice

    I don't know Barney's policy on returning fragrances, but my personal ethics will not allow me to return a bottle that has been used! Unopened, yes. Ask for samples of the ones you list and see...
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    Same here. No code on the aluminum bottle and a carefully placed black sticker on the bottom of the box under the barcode covering most of a number with just "00" showing for the last two digits. ...
  26. Re: Masque Russian Tea: how strong is that Raspberry note?

    It is no secret that I love this scent. The raspeberry note is not strong, more of a supporting note that is there but something you have to search for. Is Russian Tea Ritual overhyped? Not in my...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    As far as I know, the US does not have the same draconian laws. It seems time for some European companies to start factories in the US and make "exclusive" regional products for countries that don't...
  28. Poll: Re: Are you a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    Am I a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    No! Powder, soap and any barbershop vibe turns me off.

    If I wanted to smell soapy and clean I would bathe and not rinse well. I prefer dirty...
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    I forgot Tea for Two if it becomes available in the US.
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Being pretty ignorant about them, I hope that next year I can focus on Middle Eastern fragrances and oud oil.
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    Re: What to wear to ugly christmas sweater party?

    NY Oud for sure.
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    I always look forward to Alfarom's "best of" lists, always like reading a list of what to try. Thanks for this to Alfarom for posting it and to deadidol for posting the link. A must read.
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    I tend to agree with tou most of the time and certainly this time. I believe Russian Tea Ritual was released this year, and it is really very good and would be on my list. Most of the others...
  34. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I can't stand strong vetiver in most fragrances, but Sycomore is the only vetiver cengric fragrance I like and own. Yes, it gets compliments for me!
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    Actually, my head is much more sensitive to cannabis than my nose.:shocked:
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    I am also curious about the discount. I am waiting for refill bottles to become available before I buy.
  37. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    I would not say either the raspberry or the mint is exagerated, but masterly proportioned. Too much mint and you get toothpaste. I notice the mint quickly, perhaps because I was raised near mint...
  38. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    No...I have a cup of Leather Oud. Maybe my demitasse cup of tea.:cheesy:
  39. Re: Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    I would say this is a safe blind buy for you.
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Epic is my favorite by a hair. It just works for me in almost any situation and is my most worn scent. Interlude is great as well but I don't wear it nearly as often...perhaps I should! Jubilation...
  41. Blind buy gone good. Very good! Masque Russian Tea

    After reading reviews by people whose taste I trust, I got in on a large split (with bottle) of Masque Russian Tea. I know better than to blind buy, but this one seemed like a no-brainer. Whoh! ...
  42. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Terre d'Hermes.

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5029/5691974784_6da988f0e7.jpg
  43. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    I too have to admit Terre d'Hermes got me buying more. I had a couple of bottles on the shelf of various things but not until TdH did I realize a scent could truly be interesting and beautiful.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.28499.jpg

    http://media.liberty.co.uk/pws/client/images/catalogue/products/contfran656000798-nocolour/enlarge/contfran656000798-nocolour.jpg
  45. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    Secretions Magnifique

    http://www.craveonline.com/images/stories/110489/image_assets/image_1.jpg
  46. Re: Ever Tempted by a Great Deal for a Scent You Don't Love?

    I have but no more. I have a number of scents I bought because of price thinking my nose would grow to love it...never happened... I never wear any of them. Money is best spent on scents that are...
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    MFK Cashmere Mood Oud.
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    I did not "get" the fig on my first wearing, but subsequently I do. A nice supporting note. Creamy, not so much for me, just a nice woody scent. Will be looking for this at a discount...because I...
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    Re: What's in your car?

    Mostly air.
  50. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Another vote for Sahara Noir!

    You might also sample Odin 07 Tenoke (sp?) and Black Tourmaline.
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    Oops...forgot Une Rose. Thanks drseid! :dankk2:
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    Re: Favortie Bond no.9?

    Harrod's Oud
    New York Oud
    Coney Island
    New York Sandalwood
    I Love New York for Marriage Equality
    Andy Warhol
    Silver (Factory)
    Scent of Peace for Him
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    My list is getting very short. Maai is on my list. So is Journey man and Memoir woman. I need to step it up and get some oud oil but I just have not been brave enough to buy a few mL for a few...
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    Re: Bayolea, Sartorial, Cashmere Oud Mood, Silk Oud Mood, Incense Oud, - lots more!

    Message sent
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    Sampled this yesterday and it is quite nice. It's on my list to test further but so far I love it and most likely FBW for me.
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    Re: When is it enough?

    I am in a nearly identical position. Similar age and 144 bottles according to my wardrobe (which is almost certainly accuarate), although some are larger decants. Yes, I have a collector instinct! ...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    "Like the smell of the first rain drops on a sandy beach. Rounded and fresh..."

    Can I throw up now?...

    Glad I got a lot of things before.
  58. Poll: Re: Do you store your fragrances in a wine cooler/mini-fridge?

    For the cost of one bottle of perfume and a few cents a month, yes I do. Insurance is cheap, especially with reformulations and watered down new bottles it is worth it to me. With cheap designer...
  59. Thread: Kilian coffins

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    Re: Kilian coffins

    I think refill bottles are indeed the way to go if this is a common or even an occasional problem. I repeat, $210 additional for a nice box and bottle and one should expect to get a nice box and...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Aventus!
  61. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    Black Orchid is amazing. So is Addict, Sahara Noir (really...for women?) and Tobac Blond. Elixir des Merveilles and Sycomore (again, for women?) also are marketed to women and are very nice, EdM is...
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    Well, I like it better than Secretions Magnifique...but that is not saying much. The second worst fragrance I have ever smelled.
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    Re: I am loving The Scent of Peace right now

    No need to wait for the refill event. Look at the prices at Fragrancenet which are around $150.
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    Re: I am loving The Scent of Peace right now

    SoP for him is awesome! On my list when I find a deal and when my 10mL is nearly gone.
  65. Re: Anyone Gifting Fragrance for the Holidays!?

    This is the best idea here. Fragrance tastes are different for everyone and my experience is that more often than not, the gift is not "loved" by the receiver. If you really know their taste and...
  66. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    NEXT:

    Secretions Magnifique vs. Molecule 01?

    :cheesy:
  67. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Lyric woman is superior to my nose.
  68. Thread: Kilian coffins

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    Re: Kilian coffins

    If I was spending an additional $210 for a nice bottle and a fancy box, I would be pretty upset.
  69. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    A perfect brief statement. LOL!
  70. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    Jubilation XXV is far superior.
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    Re: Where to buy YSL M7

    Looks legitimate, but the first reformulation.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Honestly, this is the first year I have not taken advantage of the sale. I guess I have a few that I love, but the reduced concentration and reduced bottle size combined with a much higer price and...
  73. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    Lily Direct has 2.5oz testers of Creed Royal Oud for under $100 right now.
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    Re: Where to buy YSL M7

    I have several bottles from ebay sellers. Never got a fake, and tester bottles are still found at somewhat reasonable prices. I choose to buy from reputable stores and from private parties with...
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    Black friday steals and deals!

    What did you buy today and where? Curious as to what deals are out there today. :2vrolijk_08:
  76. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    I am going with one spray of Piper Nigrum...because I like pepper on everything. But I also worry that my family will be overwhelmed if I wear anything since they do not. Also considering that I...
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    Get your nose on some Dior Oud Ispahan. Rose, oud and patchouli mostly for me, and a favorite without a doubt.
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    Poll: Re: What's the sex of your wardrobe?

    I want to say I am oblivious to these labels, but that would not be true. I don't care much for most of the classic powerhouse fragrances, but love some really skanky and incency scents. But I also...
  79. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Sell fewer bottles at ridiculous prices in limited locations. Yes, this seems like a trend that will continue along with reduced potentially interesting scents due to IFRA restrictions. Glad my...
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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

    I just say "no, thank you". And move on. If followed and pressured I tell them I know my fragrances and don't need help. On the third try I will tell them I am looking for something I know they...
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    Re: Must smell like Blackberries!

    Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    I personally am done with cheapies! I have a couple I like but those are rare. Garage sales and estate sales for vintage stuff...maybe. $500 would buy me 1-3 bottles of some really good things...
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    Re: Ebola, now as an Eau de Parfum

    More interested in a potential flanker called smallpox.
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    Re: Most safe Amouage

    THIS!
    I don't find Amouage unsafe at all myself, but I do like some more than others. If by "safe" you mean generic or boring I would suggest looking to designer scents, but your first step should...
  85. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    My favorites would be D.S.&Durga Boston Ivy and Opus VII.
  86. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    Well, Tea for Two is the runaway favorite, but alas it is not yet available in the US and I don't want to search for a vintage bottle. RII is on my buy list but I feat it may be redundant in my...
  87. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    I agree with remik, but I am Leather Oud addict. I can wear it anywhere. Oud Ispahan is incredible. As for Ambre Night, it is also good and more "wearable" to some people, but there are better...
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    Perris Monte Carlo Imperial Oud was a surprise find and in my regular rotation.
  89. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    That is perhaps the best bit of wise advice I have read about perfume selection in a long time.
  90. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    I am in trouble! It was our opinion on Russian Tea that got me excited about that scent. I am surprised it comes in a distant third in the poll. I wonder what others you consider the best of...
  91. Re: Dior Homme Parfum/Helmut Lang/Zegna/Heeley/Kilian/Durbano Extrait/Dior Privee Vetiver

    PM sent.
  92. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    Tea for Two is not yet available in the US as far as I know, but it is being re-released. It's a waiting game for Tea for Two at this point.
  93. Poll: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    I don't have a good tea scent and I like smoky and incensy scents. These choices may be unlike each other, but all are on my short list. I will be blind buying one of these, but which one? (I...
  94. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    I almost caved in. My credit card is quivering in my wallet, but so far I am good. But if I were to find a nice incence scent I loved I have a feeling I would be in trouble.

    Wondering if I can...
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I love this discussion! There are some great opinions and insights. But do I like patchouli! NO!!! It took me a long time to appreciate and find any patchouli dominant scents that I like, but I...
  96. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    Norne because it smells like a conifer forest.
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    I got this collection at long last when in NYC in late July. Now that cooler weather is here I am starting to sample them, but so far only Zafar...and WOW! This one is an energizer bunny. One...
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    Re: Similar to Tom Ford Plum Japonais?

    Samples are available from MiN in NYC for a nominal price. I don't know of any scents that are real similar to Oud Imperial. It reportedly contains real oud (Cambodian?...can't remember) and has a...
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    Re: Top 5 most respected from your collection

    Just off the top of my head and in no order.

    Tribute
    M7
    Norma Kamali Incense
    Epic
    TdH parfum
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    Re: Similar to Tom Ford Plum Japonais?

    If the juice smells right and the bottle is unused. It was sold at a decent price. If I was hunting for this fragrance however, I probably would not have made the purchase because the seller has...
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