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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Guys , thanks for your inputs ...so i guess would have to test for myself ...i couldnt locate the sample ( 2ml ) on their site for Sahraa Oud ...as part of Prive Sample set ....maybe its out of stock...
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Nice thread ..i am very curious about this house but they have too many releases to keep a track on ...but i have seen raves about sahaara oud ...is it worth the hype and price ...does it last long...
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    Re: Blind Sampling - Obscure Perfumes !

    Nice thread ...will follow it keenly
  4. Re: Is there anything still worth buying out there?

    I came to say this above ....fantastic under looked and under appreciated house !
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    Re: Oud Extraordinaire Ensar Oud

    I am reading this old thread with much interest ....would like some opinion on oud extraordinaire & oud ehab both from ensar which I am actively considering to buy ....non barny / less animalic &...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    I got the Amouage discovery set couple of months back & since then i have been on Amouage Journey of sorts .... scored full bottles of Interlude & Epic & a bottle of Lyric woman as a gift for my wife...
  7. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    after a lot of thinking i realised that the more i got into this hobby the less attention span i have developed for standalone perfumes ....but there are couple of them which i keep going back to...
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    Re: What to look for next ?

    you might wanna try some Nishane ....Ani , Fan your flames , Hacivat & Sultan Vetiver are some which comes to mind ...i own Fan your flames ( Gourmandish evening type scent ) and Hacivat ( Fresh &...
  9. Re: ENSAR OUDs new Scent --Crime & Punishment !

    Aaaha ...so that's the answer....I know nikhil's Collab with Russian Adam but was not aware that both his release and EO2 happened around the same time ....
  10. Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

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    Look no further than this ..long lasting citrus / Lemon heaven !!
    it would last you some hours Phew !
  11. ENSAR OUDs new Scent --Crime & Punishment !

    Ensar oud is about to release a new EO series Parfum which is slated to release by 25th Feb ( Pre-booking is on ) , got his mailer and insta post ...but the best part is that in this long post he is...
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    hmmm...interesting ....i imagined as much ...but then i thought some rabbit out of the hat since its priced pretty much like any other Roja ...so its a trade-off ...i am in that camp which needs good...
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    how is this in longevity dept. as Erolfa i found to be severely lacking in that ....max 25 to 30 mins and its gone ...how is Oceania ?
  14. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    To my nose ..Siberian summer tends to brood and gold is not that heavy ....but both are not something I would wear without any hesitation....I need to be in the mood ...so I think for now I will pass...
  15. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just as a diff. Topic...today I sampled amouage gold man and the moment I sniffed I felt I have recently applied something similar and after lot of thinking ...I was able to solve the mystery...
  16. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    My suspicion ..these are mass market oriented with less depth and vigor ......will pass ! ! Unless BNers generate some positive vibe around them....looks unlikely though !
  17. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Does Baikal Gris smells violet-y ....as I hate that note and stay from it or ....its more ambergris laden oceanic richness ....? ...can U share your impressions please ?
  18. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Today I wore war & peace properly to finally decide if I need a full bottle ( 2.0- as per areej website ) or not ,( I only have a sample set & bottle of Siberian summer )and it's been almost 6 hrs...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    I have been reading this thread with lot of keen attention and my only problem with many names being mentioned here is that oakmoss heavy vintages are fine but they are mostly ( with some stunning...
  20. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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    My sample set and the bottle of Siberian Summer arrived today ....a quick spray of the same + W&P + antiquity on different parts of my arms tells me that Siberian summer is a safe blind buy (...
  21. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Interesting impressions ...thanks for sharing !
  22. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hahaha....I enjoyed this comment....sorry for your loss though ☺
  23. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    thanks ...i have Siberian Summer bottle in transit ( based on my impressions from write-ups here and notes breakdown )...will probably get by Friday ..will see how it goes + i also dived in to get...
  24. Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    this one ..but mind you the only drawback ( atleast for me ) is its short duration ….max 1 hr ...give or take but your skin chemistry might be different ...its a wonderful Oceanic scent …..BTW as an...
  25. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    ohh ...that's a bummer indeed ….! can u elaborate on the what is missing in Siberian Summer ..? i was looking forward to wearing this one and it would still be ok for me as i have never smelled...
  26. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    i would be interested in knowing more about it …..is it feminine in its smell as whenever florals are mentioned in any notes breakdown ...i start getting anxious about NOT being able to enjoy as...
  27. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    wow ...really ...smooth version of Kiehls ….now that's something i MUST TRY …..never heard of this ...so let me check it out quickly on fragrantica ….!
  28. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Great impressions …..thanks for sharing !
  29. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    thanks for your impressions ….i could never buy Russian Musk when it was available ...i kept thinking about the lost opportunity ...so i am keen to know how close or distant this Siberian summer is...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    I came here to mention this....wonderful creation !
  31. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    ahem ...such is life ….! many are in the same boat as you ...the 3 pages of comments here, i only had one person talking about the actual scent as he got the samples / bottles earlier than most...
  32. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    nice thoughts but i am sorry to say ( my own opinion ) & i will stick out my neck and say that Bortnikoff offlate has not really come up to the earlier standards set, funnily enough ….his last...
  33. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    thanks , you are right ….it seems the way the samples are running out / running low ( through various post i read here ) …..its just a matter of time the full bottles will be off the mkt soon ….. in...
  34. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Is there anybody who has detailed impressions of these scents ...those who have sampled perhaps ?
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    Re: How is current Egoiste?

    Came here to say this .....!
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    Who has tried it ...and what's the report on this one...? Smell + longevity impressions please ? Is it similar to erolfa ...or MI or any other new oceanic direction ?
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    1) Sultan Pasha Attar --Encens Chypre & Fougere Noire
    2) Rouge Perfumes -- Mouse Illuminee & Tabac Vert
    3) Roja Dove -- Elysium
    4) Lorenzo Villoresi -Uomo
    5) Polo Green ---This will always be...
  38. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    these 2 beauties
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    Re: Why I cant find the perfect scent ?

    beware of current Aventus batches ( 2017 onwards) ..very fruity and with only 20% of the REAL AVENTUS on which its reputation was built ….more often than not the newbies to AVENTUS wonder what the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    aha ...interesting ….thanks for your input !
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Hello All, what is your take on LT42C14M01 ,i have a chance to acquire this but the price is too steep ..so i am wondering if its a safe and worthwhile investment , i am looking for a strong / birch...
  42. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Is current formulation of villoresi still good enough for a sandalwood experience as I read somewhere in some other thread where people were quite negative about sandalo...how it's a shadow of its...
  43. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    This for sure...it's my gold standard reference the EDP version or is it parfum will have to check which one I have tucked away in some corner in my house.... ready to come out come winter ...but why...
  44. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Hi folks....just found this thread & Just got my bottles of 4 rouge perfumes directly from Manny's Etsy site today....lo and behold I didn't know he was already a member of BN....got to know about...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    How is this one....citrus and woods or something else ? I have my eyes on this as well !
  46. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    This is nice.....thanks for sharing....I browsed through this site...they don't ship outside of US but do have another retailer who does....so will see if I can lay my hands of this Fougere !
  47. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Thanks for the insights ...as a coincidence....I do have a package in mail coming from Mellifluence ( eagerly awaited as it's my first with him ) let's see how it goes and surely will keep this above...
  48. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    But the Q is ...is it worth that much amount which for me is to the moon and back ! I find the creations of ensar a tad bit over priced ...not worth the amount he demands especially when it's just 1g...
  49. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Really interesting thread....offlate have become obsessed with ambergris...I have erolfa and if 'real' ambergris is something similar smelling then I am in.....does anyone know which of sultan Pasha...
  50. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    9 to 10 sprays of Lorenzo Villoresi --Uomo within a gap of half hr ...while traveling !
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    Re: gucci envy for men + gucci rush

    Hi magpiejulia,
    Thanks for your magnanimous offer ...please tell me where are you based out from ...so depending on your location ( if in US) ..you can use USPS express shipping which is a tracked...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Got my first 2 SPs....Fougere noir and encens chypre and very quickly realised that this is Nirvana in a small bottle....now I can't get enough and would surely order full 3mls of these ( I got 1g...
  53. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    This +
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    Re: Best citrus oud niche fragrance?

    This is couple of months back but I just saw it ...so my answer would be hatkora wood ...I find it really top notch in quality and scent !
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    My question was on a very bland dry down of oud Amir ....as I find it quite uninspiring towards the dry down....unlike the sweet oud goodness in the first 1 or 2 hours
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Great choice buddy ….i recently got this ( am a newbie to attar world ) and i was really pleased with my blind buy ...but i wanted to ask ...is the dry down equally satisfying as i find it insipid...
  57. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    This is 100% true !
  58. Re: Natural smelling mediterranean fragrance?

    Monsieur Balmain by Pierre Balmain...should be tried it's an underrated gem !
  59. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Wow this sounds great as I am a sucker for citrus ...so if man musk has a citrus top then I need to surely get on with it....thanks a lot for your detailed explanation and I was warned by other...
  60. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Has this been answered ? i am keen to know your impressions of both Man-Musk and Russian Musk ...comparison ..it would be quite interesting ?
  61. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Hello,
    This is quite helpful ..i am currently browsing some creations with Musk and Sandalwood as prominent notes in Rising Phoenix offerings ..so this is helpful.
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    Re: Musk: The Monarch Unrivaled

    Hello,
    Thanks for your detailed note ...could i also request if you can share where will i find this gentleman ..Ebay ? or Etsy ? or he has his own website ..as i tried searching on Net but couldn't...
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    Re: Musk: The Monarch Unrivaled

    Great write up ....as I am always so intrigued by this note....!
    Could you recommend some Attars and / or perfumes which have a good replication or smells almost like a true musk grain / pod....? I...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

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    3 Attars from Jamal kazura aromatics in Singapore...
    The guy told me that the middle one 'posh' is a replica of Gucci rush...it's spicy aromatic that's the best description i can think of...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Good to see this thread...I have been wanting to ask about Sultan Pasha and started a new thread as well yesterday without realising this one ...so here it goes :
    Are there any recommendations for...
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    Sultan Pasha Attars...

    Hello all, posting after a long time as my tastes are evolving and now getting too excited about attar masters...and recently came across masteros like ensar ...Russian Adam...and now sultan Pasha......
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    if Vetiver is your thing ...you should get your nose to a real vetiver oil / attar / ittar ...in india we have it in abundance --named 'Ruh Khus' ( translated as 'Soul of Vetiver' )as original oil &...
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    gucci envy for men + gucci rush

    Hello All,
    Anyone willing to share a decant or bottle ( used included ) for these 2 scents which is reasonably priced and not that obnoxious EBAY prices ….please PM me. I stay in India so will pay...
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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    One and Only Dior vetiver.....hard to find nowadays !
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    Re: A better version of ADP Essenza?

    You could try Zegna essenze Mediterranean neroli ...one of the best I have smelled...and in the same league as essenza if not better .....! Though I like essenza too !
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    Re: Poppies - what do they smell of?

    Thanks....will look that up....!
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    My kinnda taste.....congrats !
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    Re: Poppies - what do they smell of?

    Is there a scent out there which is close to how opium the narcotic smells...? Am curious as I have never smelled any narcotic in life so wondering what the fuss is all about ....recently got a small...
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    Re: The "India scent"

    A different thoughtful thread ….and being an Indian living in India ..i am curious to know a western take on India specific scents ( big country and millions of smells and sounds like any other...
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    Re: top 3 projection fragrances?

    From my wardrobe the following come to mind :
    1) nishane Sultan vetiver
    2) roja dove enigma
    3) nasomatto baronda
    4) lalique encre noir
    5) all time favorites polo green
  76. Re: I don't think I'll forget "ELEPHANT". (Zoologist)

    I came on this thread to crow about BAT and I found your lengthy post....it's exactly the way U described .....an unagreeable hallucinagenic odor .....no connection with a fragrance from miles...
  77. Re: Summer Heat! Today’s Fragrance Choice?

    It's been pretty hot in Delhi lately ....and its hovering around 44 to 47 degree Celsius for the past 2 weeks....so I have been wearing fico Di Amalfi and cedro di Taormina from ADP ....2 wearable...
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    Re: Favourite zegna?

    Thanks for the impressions i am intrigued !
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    Re: Potent, Rich,FRESH and Modern?

    Perhaps....Elysium by roja dove....it's not only fresh but has that rich potent feel to it....and another one I highly recommend will be french lover by feredric Malle
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    Re: Potent, Rich,FRESH and Modern?

    Awesome suggestion....though I didn't know there was a lush dirty oil too .....is it widely available in lush stores or Only in Canada...as last month at a lush store in Europe I didn't notice no oil...
  81. Re: Eau Sauvage - possible end of production?

    Atleast in India it's available at airport duty free zones....I bought mine just last month
  82. Re: Recomdtions: similar to Nicolai NY,Habit Rouge,Knize Ten,Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Maybe you should try baronda by nasomatto would fit the rich criterion though it's a bit gourmand ...and doesn't fit the floral criterion !
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    Thanks a lot for your inputs....the CAaastagna_saalaaata looks damn interesting....would love to try it out ...am intrigued by the Mediterranean meadows feel of it....heard of Mediterranean coastal...
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    Which 2 from this house would u recommend one should start with ? And where do u get this brand online ? Never heard of it ...
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    I normally recommend the following the most ( never counted though ) :
    1) Terre d'hermes
    2) Polo green
    3) Aventus & millisime imperial ( creed )
    4) Italian bergamot ( Zegna )
    5) Acqua...
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    Re: Garage Sale Fragrances.

    Good taste !
  87. Re: What to wear to the World's Biggest Orgy in Las Vegas later this month?

    Mere mortals like u & me worry about these irrelevant things !! The gods don't give a bang !!
  88. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    Thanks for this insightful piece of info.
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    Re: Summery smooth scent

    To the op....try Dior Homme cologne 2013 , L'humaniste by frapin , declaration cologne by Cartier ....these are some summer smooth scents that I am enjoying currently among others !
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    Re: Summery smooth scent

    I was intrigued by vodka on the rocks but when I read the reviews , they painted a dismal picture on the longevity of this expensive scent...your experience ?
  91. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    Really ...?? Even though patchouli is not my thing ....though have bought full bottles of patchoulis over the years....like Java patchouli by Zegna and some others but never came down to wearing them...
  92. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    Interesting thread indeed....I already own Gucci pour Homme II with a prominent black tea accord ....how different or similar is Gucci to Murdock ? Does it justify owning this murdock black tea on...
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    Re: Best perfum for summer?

    +1 these
  94. Re: First attempt of layering TdH + Dior Homme Cologne

    Good experiment....I shall definitely try this ....thanks for sharing...I always wondered how do I thicken the smell of Dior Homme cologne ....it's feels so airy and thin...but now with TDH I can mix...
  95. Re: Anything like Millesime Imperial that lasts longer than 12 seconds?

    Bergamot Marino is quite different from MI but it's a good scent on its own ...but hasn't it been discontinued .....apart from eBay I haven't seen this on retail / discounter sites
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thanks for your detailed reply .....by smoke I meant a smell which I remember of old Aventus pre-2015 ....don't remember the batch but it was NOT totally fruity ( like the current batches ) but fruit...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Any current Aventus batches compared to this original feel of smoke birch tar and pineapple ?....I haven't bought any Aventus since 2015 ....planning to buy a backup but afraid of the all pineapple...
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    Re: Cologne with strongest sillage ?

    If I had that kind of money I will buy a 2010 vintage Aventus.....the smokey pineapple is to die for ...alas the current ones are ONLY pineapples �� in a bottle .....
  99. Poll: Re: Aqua Celestia or Erolfa: Help me, Basenotes!

    Erolfa for sure ...the only drawback is by the time u finish applying it's already gone ...and am kidding !
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    Re: Best green citrus fragrances?

    Cologne intense by houbigant Paris....should fit this ask to the T ....a greener version of EAU Sauvage ...if u will
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