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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    The article is filled with so many factual inaccuracies that it's quite amusing to read through.


    "There are now 15 aouds in Dove’s collection, and Amber Aoud is his number one best-seller around...
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    Re: Is Creed playing games???

    Agreed.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    The Basenotes clique crawls out of the cracks...

    Just remember one thing: some of us here are not afraid to speak our minds. You don't like it? Tough!

    I leave you all to continue patting each...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Have you ever considered using paragraph breaks?
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    If you think everyone's in the blogging game for popularity, think again. :smiley:

    You already know the answers to your questions, if you're honest enough with yourself.

    The more you rant...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    When you stop putting words in my mouth and projecting, we'll talk...

    Ever heard of intuition? You should use it.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    See, I'm not alone (not that it should really matter).

    Colin, are you also going to reprimand noitsnotme for not writing an essay about each one?
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Now, now... Try not to throw your rattle out of the pram. Was it too close to the bone or do you just have a fragile ego?

    My so-called 'rant' is in reference to Basenotes hype in general,...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    ClaireV, I don't recall mentioning any names... unless you know something that I don't...

    After being on the Basenotes forum for almost ten years, I firmly believe there's an element of truth to...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    More hype, more insubstantial bulls**t...

    All three fragrances are designer dreck, backed by such a pretentious concept and backstory that my eyes have rolled back into the recesses of my brain.
    ...
  11. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    It's so gorgeous, I want to lick it... with Roja Dove still wearing it.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    For the more rational members, it really comes down to various factors (e.g. size of collection, sprays per application, daily or occasional use, etc.).

    Unlike many here, I don't wear my wardrobe...
  13. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    What Nancy Dell 'Olio was thinking: "Must... not... look... at... that... blazer..."
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    I couldn't agree more. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    Agreed.
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    Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    POL never really recovered after those temporary site closures. Sometimes, it would take weeks, or even months, for there to be anything worth replying to on the boards.
  17. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    7) Dressing formally (regardless of co-ordination), to suggest old-school or traditional values.
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    6) Similar to the test strip cliché, musing over the aroma of a held raw material.
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    Personally, I don't think Francis Kurkdjian is actually smelling that test strip - more soothing his itchy eyebrow...
  20. The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    1) Wearing a white shirt (or mostly black attire, if you want to come across as mysterious or edgy).

    2) Publishing a photo of yourself smelling a test strip (smiling optional).

    3) Ensuring that...
  21. Re: Montale fans - shop opening (back) on May 15 in Paris

    And not too far from the Abdul Samad Al Qurashi boutique either (45 Avenue Georges V)...
  22. Re: Your worst hangover, and the scent you were wearing!

    Le Male, Le Male... Le Male.
  23. Thread: Amouage Opus IX

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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    Opus I and IV for me.

    From Opus V onwards, there's been too much emphasis on the aroma chemicals used, which completely ruined Opus VI for me.
  24. Thread: Amouage Opus IX

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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    I really don't know why Amouage are f***ing around with the colour scheme of the Opus bottles. I liked the original bottles (translucent frosted glass) - all simple, uniform and tasteful.

    The...
  25. Thread: Amouage Opus IX

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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    Agreed and the over-amplified note is usually a nasty aroma chemical.
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Roja Dove in 2014:

    "We have one or two fragrances that really don't sell well at all, and common sense says maybe we should discontinue them, but we won't. I've always said perfumes are sometimes...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Yeah, I'm quickly losing any respect I had for this house...

    To put things into perspective, here's a run-down of Roja Dove's main releases so far (including any significant reformulations):
    ...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Well, all these fragrances are supposed to represent (in one way or another) Roja, the man himself...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    The new Roja Dove boutique has shrunk considerably and is probably one-third of its original size.

    Now, hiding away from the SAs isn't easy...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    lol!
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    We're not even half-way through 2015 and Roja Dove has released nine fragrances so far:

    A Goodnight Kiss
    H The Exclusive Parfum
    H The Exclusive Parfum Pour Homme
    Parfum De La Nuit No 1
    Parfum...
  32. Re: Article: Helmut Lang relaunches Cuiron, Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne and Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum

    That's what I got with the new EDP version as well.

    I can't remember a lot about the drydown of the EDC, as it was so sheer, but it certainly wasn't as 'rough around the edges' as the EDP.
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    Re: How macho is your wardrobe?

    0 or 1 for me.
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    Re: How macho is your wardrobe?

    And mine has plenty of hair and a medallion...
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    Re: Montale Confidential Collection bottles

    Disdain?! For most of the releases after 2009, yes, but not for many before then.

    Besides, just because I don't award everything I review four or five stars doesn't mean I have a disdain for...
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    Re: Montale Confidential Collection bottles

    Because it was too expensive for what you actually got... a weak parfum extrait.
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    Re: Montale Confidential Collection bottles

    Personally, I wouldn't bother.

    I bought this, a few years ago, and the longevity was abysmal. Sold it on immediately.
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    Re: Amouage Woman Extraits

    I'd advise you to sample, beforehand, if you can.
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    Re: Amouage Woman Extraits

    The Epic extrait is a massive improvement on the EDP.

    As for the other two, they're slightly different. Lyric is indeed richer but more animalic, while Jub 25 has lost the animalic aspect of the...
  40. Re: Anyone here tried Henry Jacques' fragrances?

    I concur that the oud offerings are very well done.
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    Re: Dior homme parfum overrated

    It'll be just another new fragrance, which will be hyped to high heaven and then largely forgotten about months/years later...

    Bulgari Black, Envy for Men, Bois du Portugal and Dzing! anyone?
  42. Re: Anyone here tried Henry Jacques' fragrances?

    I've tried over twenty of them and they're very high-quality in the traditional sense.

    However, they're not extraordinarily tenacious (although some last quite well) and are too expensive for the...
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    Re: 8 New Fragrances -- Vilhelm Parfumerie

    The bottle design is indeed similar to Linari. However, it also has exactly the same labelling and font style as Byredo, while incorporating the original colour scheme of Acqua di Parma.
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    Re: Cuiron 2014

    It was always about money, not reviving a lost 'classic'...

    With the crazy ebay prices, for vintage bottles, they simply capitalised on it.

    EDP my posterior...
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    Re: J Steele Perfumer's Apprentice Attars

    I forgot to mention that White Lotus' older attars are just as good, but the more recent offerings (e.g. Khus Masala Attar) are absolutely awful!
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    Re: J Steele Perfumer's Apprentice Attars

    Amulya is definitely gorgeous. However, within two hours, it's virtually undetectable on my skin. Based on the price, that was a complete deal-breaker.

    Overall, they're all high-quality attars...
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    Re: He's at it... again!

    No, he's not the perfumer of Boadicea The Victorious nor is he a perfumer per se.

    He's simply an artistic director, a la Serge Lutens, but decided to go down the 'Ormonde Jayne route' (i.e. by...
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    Re: He's at it... again!

    As well as this house, hence the thread title:

    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedirectory/?house=103500
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    He's at it... again!

    http://bohdidharmaperfume.com/
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    Re: The "French-ness" of luxury

    Amen to that.
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    A similar thing happened with me at Guerlain, in Paris.

    I bought a bottle of SDV and was gifted with tons of samples (of other fragrances) and other freebies. So many that I needed a separate bag...
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    Nah, I'd prefer to make time stand still and then ransack the 'secret' compartments were all the samples are stored. http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/personal/diablo.gif
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    True, hence the need to generate some courage in the first place...

    However, making your own sample isn't any different to a shopper spritzing themselves, at least 10-12 times, with a fragrance...
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    There have been a few occasions when, after being told by a SA that samples weren't available, I would produce an empty 1ml vial and ask them to prepare a sample for me instead. But it was always a...
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    A few years ago, I went into Liberty (where, apart from the concession stands, there are never any samples available) and discreetly decanted a fragrance into a 1ml vial I had brought with me. And,...
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    Re: I like this guy!

    At least he isn't as irritating as his younger brother...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fP4emqw7O4
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    Re: Roja Dove - Nuwa 2015 edition

    Not really.

    Obviously, someone confused India with China. How that was possible beats me.
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    Re: Roja Dove - Nuwa 2015 edition

    LOL! Fair enough.

    But that doesn't excuse the changes made to Reckless and (according to someone over at Fragrantica) Lilac.
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    Re: Roja Dove - Nuwa 2015 edition

    Sounds like a few have been reformulated.

    Reformulating them is one thing, drastically changing them (while retaining the original name and not changing the packaging) is another.

    Nüwa was...
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    Re: If you could start over?

    If I had to start over, I would hardly change a thing in my wardrobe. For what it's worth, it's been a great journey.

    However, I would change another thing: I wished I acquired more vintage...
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    Re: If you could start over?

    I wish more experienced Basenoters had the good sense to tell the above to OPs, asking for a cheaper version of niche fragrance X...
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    Re: Flankers... when ideas run out?

    It's just business. Nothing personal.
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    Re: Roja Dove Bergamot Extrait

    How does £15 a pop sound?

    Oh, and the minimum for a sample order is... five.
  64. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    And threads don't just disappear without a good reason...

    You're just being warned that it was discussed before and that this thread may be pulled (which is why the original thread no longer...
  65. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    Very old news...

    Expect this thread to disappear like the last one:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/289524-Montale-company-disbanded
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    Re: New Pierre Guillaume - Collection Croisiere!!

    Too many lines, IMHO. Maybe he should focus on composing more satisfying fragrances, instead of acting like a megalomaniac.

    The four fragrances, Entre Ciel et Mer, Jangala, Paris Seychelles and...
  67. Re: Bois D'Argent my biggest fragrance disappointment to date.

    +1

    I foolishly bought two bottles of the original version, when the collection was still a trio, and sold them both off within a couple of months.
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    Five least favourite Malles

    Cologne Bigarade - pointless with the existence of Bigarade Concentrée
    L'Eau d'Hiver - powdery nothingness
    Dans Tes Bras - too damn weird
    Lipstick Rose - their least impressive rose offering
    En...
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    Re: Solid wine cooler for fragrances?

    Although I have nothing against wine coolers, my main reservation has always been when they suddenly stop working, and how that could affect the fragrances stored.

    These days, nothing is built to...
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    Hence the above phrase.
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    And the desire for 'lots of variety' could also equate to gluttony. Everyone's perspective is different...

    A sample not enough? Then get two or three, and save even more money on deciding.

    No...
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    Ditto.
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    Re: Brand New Montale - Aoud Lavender!!

    Yeah, after their 72 rose and oud combos...
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    While I'm aware that decants have their place, these days, I'm getting the distinct impression that this option is used a lot as a shortcut to quickly increase one's collection.

    Whether it's due...
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    Admire it! :tongue:
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    That's why samples exist...


    That doesn't make sense if your interest in fragrances is both genuine and long-term.
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    Once again, in agreement.
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    So, basically, you're moaning because you can't have your cake and eat it...
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    Exactly.

    It sounds like you're buying from numerous sellers when you should be focusing on 2-3 reputable sellers instead. Of course, they may not offer everything you want but the amount of risk...
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    If you want to take a hobby seriously, you have to invest in it.

    Years to get through? That's the entire point!
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    Re: I'm tired of poorly packaged decants/splits

    If you feel that way, just save up for full bottles.
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    Re: Parfum Satori from Japan

    Oh, I completely agree with you, but those who read this thread should be warned beforehand. :smiley:
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    Re: Hermes price hikes

    Some people are so cheeky... :tongue:

    This trend in price increases has been getting out of hand, for the last five years or so. Couple that with the stealth (and inferior) reformulations or...
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    Re: Parfum Satori from Japan

    They're all well composed but lack sufficient presence on the skin. Different strokes, I suppose...

    http://scentforthought.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Parfum%20Satori
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    Re: Hermes price hikes

    I've long stopped buying fragrances, so it's no big deal.
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    Re: Scored a bottle of Opium pour homme EDP!!!

    That's correct.

    Personally, I found the vintage packaging somewhat tacky and view Serge Lutens' Arabie as a superior alternative.
  87. Re: I Really Hate........ (The, "I Really Hate" Thread)

    I really hate that 'the art of perfumery' has been reduced to 'the art of swindle'.
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    Re: Spicy-smoky-sweet

    This!
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    Re: About Fragrance Concentrations

    It's all about labelling, which is meaningless marketing drivel.

    Only your skin and nose can decide whether a stated concentration is adequate.
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    Re: Montale's Vanilla Fragrances

    Vanille Absolu - straight-up creamy vanilla
    Boise Vanille - old-fashioned smelling with a dusty/gritty woody accent
    Vanilla Extasy - floral vanilla
    Chypre Vanille - a car crash
  91. Thread: Profumum

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    Re: Profumum

    20ml Profumum travel sprays have been around for a while, but not many stores stock them.

    http://www.parfumeriedusoleildor.net/profumum-roma/8277-antico-caruso-vapo-20-ml-15207.html
  92. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    Everyone should add, when starting out on this hobby. However, after the first 2-3 years of collecting, it makes sense to take stock of where you are (that's unless you're extremely wealthy and/or...
  93. Thread: Profumum

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    Re: Profumum

    Antico Caruso wasn't to my tastes, but both Patchouly and Ambra Aurea are absolute standouts.

    If you also love vanilla scents, Profumum has a wide selection of them.
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    Could it possibly be because it's not the latest overpriced niche release (promising to make you smell like a bourgeois playboy) or a go-to a p****-dropper?
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    Re: Encre Noir must try?

    It's worth sampling it, just to see what the fuss is all about.

    However, be warned that you may become bored of it after a while. Consisting largely of vetiveryl acetate, it lacks both the depth...
  96. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    IMO, Ellena's best output was in 2004, with the odd interesting or decent release thereafter.

    However, I still have yet to own a Hermès fragrance...
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    Al-Rehab practically cranks out new releases every year, so it's tough keeping up with what's on offer.

    A few from the top of my head:

    Rose (straight-up rose)
    Red Rose (a fresher rendition of...
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    I'd like to think that many of us are already aware of this...

    The problem is that Guerlain's exclusive line, especially when compared to past glories, simply isn't cutting it (as well as lacking...
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    Because Guerlain would rather send exclusive freebies to bloggers who indulge in figurative ass-kissing...
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    Re: Best Montale EDP for Men

    Aoud line: Aoud Lime or Oud Cuir d'Arabie

    Non-aoud line: Blue Amber
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