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

    Sounds beyond epic. As a fellow oud lover, really looking forward to this one as well.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Starts off on the more pungent side (Hindi oud) but then softens into the drydown. It isn't super strong or repulsive, probably smack bang in the middle of the oud spectrum.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Yep. I was able to get a bottle in a trade.
    It's very nice, one of the best rose/oud scents. It has some similarities in the early stages with Bortnikoff Zemfira if you've smelt that.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Having now spent time with all the offerings from this house, I'd say that Rising Mysore is probably my favourite. In the sense that it is unique and innovative.

    The others are all nice as well,...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Hi Nikhil,

    Firstly, great work on your channel. I really enjoy your reviews. Keep it up!

    Secondly, I can see how saying you curse someone can be taken out of context. But I do agree such...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If you recall the Russian Oud, Russian Musk and Walimah attars were released well after the fourth collection was out. So at least a year later.

    I'm hoping for something new but as a attar fan...
  7. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Nice reviews SOB111.

    Still patiently waiting for my package to arrive.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Wonderful. Congrats.

    I have mixed feelings about Basel now with so many companies pulling out.
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    Re: How many swipes out of an attar ml?

    Too many variables. Some good threads below.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/428105-How-many-uses-do-you-get-from-oils-3ml-5ml-etc-Attar-mukhallat-other
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  10. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I've gotten a few compliments on Sir Winston. I don't chase compliments with my tastes, but something about Sir Winston makes it so pleasing to non fragheads as well.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    These are two of the absolute best ALD scents imo.
    Enjoy.
  12. Re: ENSAR OUDs new Scent --Crime & Punishment !

    Nikhil (exotic scents) collab with ALD, Koh-i-noor.
  13. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Also really looking forward to Triad. Now we all play the waiting game I guess.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    It's rated pretty highly on Fragnatica.
    Just not as highly as EO1. I like it. Conversely I hate Oudh Inifni. Different tastes I guess lol.
  15. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Patiently waiting for them to come onto the official website...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    EO2 was not well received by a lot of people, as EO1 was. But EO2 was very good in its own right. Still, for some reason, many people didn't like it as much. Personal preference I guess.

    The jabs...
  17. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    9ml as well.



    I'm more concerned about them knowing that smell in the first place.....Oud Maximus is only mildly offensive for the first 10 to 15 mins or so.
  18. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Colours are indeed amazing.
    Especially VN Hulk.
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    Re: Real Oud & Rose Combo Fragrances

    Dixit and Zak Charbagh.
    Rasasi Boruzz Rooh al Assam (Oud isphanan with real oud).

    Another vote for Musk Rose attar (which also comes in spray format, 15ml).

    Sample Bortnikoff Zemfira, it has...
  20. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I hope that's it for VN though.
  21. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Awesome name. I don't think he supports Triads as such, we're talking about art here. Take Sir Winston as another example, he was a divisive figure, but I don't think Dmitry shows any political...
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Vetiver Nocturne Absolu is the third. So no cologne this time around.


    *Vétiver Nocturne Absolu*
    Top notes: Indonesian Vetiver, Neroli
    Heart notes: Indian Vetiver, Jasmin Sambac, Champaca...
  23. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    OK so looks like collection 5 is coming out.
    2 oud scents? Plus lucky oud not long ago.
    Dmitry going back to his roots doing what he does best!
  24. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Welcome!


    Oud Monarch if you like gourmandish and a bit more of a subtle oud.

    Lucky Oud if you like more of a sweet fragrance and sandalwood. Lotus and Sandalwood is a classic combo.
    ...
  25. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oh wow. Can't wait for this one.
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Dendera is back in stock for those who missed out last time. The feedback seems to be genuinely good, I'm giving this house a shot!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Probably because they have a lot of fragrances. It's hard to go through bottles quickly. Plus these fragrances are so strong you don't need many sprays.
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This combo sounds epic.
    Both fragrances are top notch, I can see how they would work well together.
  29. Re: Settled! Cats love perfume and need donations

    There can only be one choice for these cats.

    TIGERLUST.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.67910.jpg
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    Re: ensar oud borneo zen edp/pure parfum

    Lucky EO have some common sense lol.
    I might not even use the Chinese bottle....just in case my Borneo Zen evaporates lol...

    https://i.ibb.co/CQgk4kP/IMG-20200129-141521.jpg
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    Re: *New Frederic Malle : DAWN (AL-FAJR)

    Checked this out again recently, I much prefer The Night.




    So...you don't like rose and oud I take it? Lol.
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Congrats. Wear in good health! Looks great.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Nice variety.
    Surprised that some of those brands have pieces that went up in value. But my knowledge is limited to the...
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    Re: ensar oud borneo zen edp/pure parfum

    Borneo zen is an attar. A really nice one at that.

    I've put an order in for the Pure Parfum as I really like the attar.

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Ensar-Oud/Borneo-Zen-50859.html
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have. Walimah as well which is one of my favourites. Don't worry about it. Have confidence in yourself, wearing what you like stems from that.



    Congrats! One of my favourites as well.
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Having spent more wearings with this perfume, I can convey my final thoughts.

    1: Originality. This fragrance doesn't feel like a brand new fragrance, say how EO1/2 and Iris Ghalia did. If anything...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Rising Mysore- as described by others, barbershop with a twist. Very nicely done. Nice bottle size, so I can be generous with the application. Longevity isn't great, about 4-5 hours.

    Will...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Agree with the deodorant part.
    Disagree with the Cologne part. Fairly normal at both gyms I train at.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Good post.
    As I've previously stated I don't see an issue with people selling sold out bottles from previous collections for whatever the market rate is. Supply and demand determines the price....
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Believe it or not, I actually got complimented on Baikal Gris at the gym. TWICE. I didn't wear it to the gym on purpose, just decided to go to the gym early after applying it about 1-2 hours earlier....
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    The weather is really hot here atm, so not sure if that is a factor, but the longevity is substantially less compared to EO1/2 and Iris Ghalia on my skin.
    Projection seems to die off sooner and the...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Yep I do. I've actually gotten many compliments at the gym surprisingly.



    I think the etiquette is not to smell bad. Smelling good is a very good thing at the gym. Nothing worse than intense BO
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I swapped Lanz recently as well. Wasn't for me and nothing special IMO, despite being 1/33.
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Good summary above.

    If anyone here is familiar with the X Men, this fragrance is Mystique. The shapeshifter of the fragrance universe. Complex...and it will take many wearings for me to fully...
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    WTB Charbagh Dixit and Zak

    Hi all,

    Looking for a full bottle or near full bottle of Charbagh by Dixit & Zak. Please post here or PM me.

    Thanks.

    Edit: Got it! Thanks.
  45. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Nose is finally a bit better so today I enjoyed a full wearing of Lucky Oud ...and I absolutely love it.

    The opening is amazing, lotus, oud, sandalwood. I'll keep it simple without going into ouds...
  46. [International] Clearance Sale. Rania J Rasasi Ajmal Auphorie Dusita Abdes Salaam Nasomatto many more

    Hi all,

    I'm clearing out some of my collection. I ship internationally to most countries. It costs between 10 and 30 USD depending on weight and destination.
    I have the box for the majority if...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    That was the opening. It's changing already. If you're not in a hurry give me a couple of days when my nose is 100% I can give you a better indication.

    Actually I'm assuming others will get their...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Today was a good day.

    https://i.ibb.co/2jcG5F8/IMG-20200113-172652.jpg

    From a quick spray, it smells very very nice, shares house DNA with EO1, although it is slightly sweeter.
    I can't...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    They're sold out on the website now.
  50. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Try Oud Monarch before you write off the house.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    ALD scents are not your everyday scents, although I wear most as I please, being an inconsiderate entitled millennial and all. Lol! There are certainly more challenging scents out there (Oudh Infini...
  52. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Musk Cologne, Amber Cologne, Sir Winston and Oud Maximus.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    This house has some nice fragrances. I have a few bottles and a few samples. The range of fragrances is massive and that makes it hard to decide. I find that I either hate them or I either love them...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Sounds great.
    Took a punt and grabbed the perfumes based on how much I like AA attars.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I would love to see an all out ALD Tobacco scent.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Keen to try out their fragrances.
    Rising Mysore sounds interesting.

    Emperor Hind sounds right up my alley though...anyone have it/sampled it?
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    So how is it?
  58. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'm also looking forward to my bottle of Lucky Oud.

    All great choices.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well a lot of people say Siberian Summer has cat piss vibes. If you had no issue with it most scents will be fine. Inverno Russo and Kohinoor would be the strongest skank wise imo.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I find Walimah very likeable. It's underrated for sure. I think the price point has kept the sales slow.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It depends on your personality and style.
    I've smashed all ALDs at my office. Nobody has said anything negative. They're either being nice or are afraid. Haha
  62. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Time for a top 5 Bortnikoff.

    Mine in no particular order:
    Oud Monarch
    Musk Cologne
    Musk Khabib
    Sir Winston
    Bonheur
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Doesn't bother me at all. Everyone is entitled to cry whenever they like. Sometimes it's just funny.

    Flawed logic alert. My point wasn't about sales volume it was about supply VS demand and price...
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    I didn't say it was good. I said you be the judge in terms of the way the market works since people keep mentioning price.... I've not smelt it myself, my only comment has been that it sounds...
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    A lot of hate for this brand. I don't really see any issue with anyone starting any brand they like at any price point.
    At the end of the day, the market determines these things. If it is priced...
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Dendera sounds appealing.
  67. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I could be wrong but I feel you will be safe. Bortnikoff doesn't work off hype and although it is a popular brand FOMO usually doesn't come into play. It's more of an after thought such as... Why...
  68. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Thanks for the advice. What is Sharif like? I think I sampled it a while ago but it didn't really stand out at the time.
  69. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Holy Water, Mecca Balsam, Tawaf, Oakmoss, Casablanca and Hindu Kush. Already had Tabac and Don Corleone.

    Big fan of this newly discovered (for me) house.
  70. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I hate spamming a thread... But how good is this house? Holy Water and Oakmoss are both great as well. Unique but very wearable scents.

    Just bought myself some Christmas presents lol. I hope they...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    A lot of love for Antiquity... I need to give it some more time.
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Umm...oud smells very different depending on where it is from. The same can be said for many ingredients in perfumery.
    Taif Rose vs Turkish.
    Mysore Sandalwood vs Australian etc etc.

    I will say...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So...updated Top 5 anyone?

    For me, in no particular order:
    Siberian Musk OG
    Russian Musk
    Russian Oud
    Atlantic Ambergris
    Oud Zen

    Although I like the 5th collection, I can safely say it is...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    LMAO.
    Was thinking the same thing.

    What a name as well. TIGERLUST.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    RM is Top 5 ALD for me.

    Good strategy by Adam this time around.
    Keeping the number of bottles a secret. Keeps the hype in check. Deters peasant flippers as well.
  76. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    You can't doubt Dmitry when it comes to oud.
    This will have a quality oud in it and any Bortnikoff Oud is a must buy for me.
  77. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It's all happening lol



    The third collection is easily my favourite. I loved all 3.
    I guess you could throw Musk Cologne in there as well, although it was released later.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    X2.

    I wish I backed this one up. Tbh I didn't rate it when it first came out.
  79. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Maybe if it had deer musk.

    I've backed up Sir Winston, the only bottle I decided to backup from the 4th collection.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    One thing I have noticed is that there are a lot of bottles of War and Peace and Antiquity available on eBay and they aren't moving. Which is great. I think a lot of bottles were purchased purely to...
  81. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I tested out Tabac, Hindu Kush and Mecca Balsam.
    All brilliant.

    Another house for me to explore. Definitely keen on full bottles of the above 3.
  82. [International] Swap Slumberhouse Brosse for Slumberhouse Kiste

    Hi,

    I am hoping to swap my near full flask bottle of Brosse (approx 29.5/30ml) for a flask bottle or older of Kiste with similar level. Please note, I have the later version in rectangular bottle...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Brosse isn't working for me. I'm hoping to swap my near full flask of Brosse for a near full/full flask version of Kiste


    Top 3 for me
    Baque
    Kiste
    Jeke
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    Re: Where to buy discontinued Amouage Attars

    There is an ebay seller based in Oman that is good.

    For what it is worth in my experience and without meaning any disrespect, most are trash. The exception being Tribute which is brilliant (older...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    My favourite slumberhouse fragrance.
    How is the new batch compared to the flask version? Anybody have any input?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It's nothing like sixes and sevens to my nose.
    I tried it out yesterday and it confused me. Smells like the love child of Baque and Sova. Fellow member is waiting on me as to whether I'll sell my...
  87. Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Seems more like a promotion than an unbiased article.

    I'm calling largely bs on it. Being a millennial most of my friends are into run of the mill fragrances produced for their specific gender....
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I'm excited to try Tabac Aurea- being a sucker for (good) tobacco scents.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Fruity floral. Pretty strong with good longevity (I was surprised by this).
    Very feminine with vintage vibes, but it doesn't actually smell like Nombre Noir.
    Nice in it's own right.

    The best...
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    Re: Ensar Oud - Iris Ghalia

    I think there should be. Maybe email EO?


    I do have a spare backup worse case haha.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Got Norne, really like it.

    Baque is still my favourite.

    I managed to find a flask bottle of Brosse ages ago, got lucky- Honestly don't get the hype. Smells a bit muddled to me.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Cigar rum sounded right up my alley. Again some super strong synthetic note ruined it for me. Can't get past it. Tapping out with this/these brand(s)
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    Re: Ensar Oud - Iris Ghalia

    Amazing fragrance. I almost killed people with 4 sprays. Worth it.
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Wow I missed this thread. Nice collection Hednic.

    Out of curiosity what are some of your investment pieces? A few in my collection have gone up a lot, but I don't particularly buy them for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I wouldn't say that's greedy.
    Oud Zen is 1/100. They've put it up, the buyers are the ones who pushed the price that high.
    Basic supply and demand. For the older releases the high prices are...
  96. WTB Slumberhouse Kiste Flask Bottle or older

    Hi all,

    I'm after Slumberhouse Kiste, the old bottle (flask style) or older.
    Prefer full or near full bottles only.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This makes sense.



    I didn't say there is anything wrong with it, I just find it strange to fuss over something so small.
    Each to their own I guess. Put in a plastic bottle for all I care, as...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Personally I only care about the juice.
    Not sure what all the fuss is about the bottles and their crappy caps lol.
  99. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Same thing happened to me.
    A lot of perfumes sting my nose now- the heavy synthetics aren't for me anymore.
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    Re: Aaron Tarence Hughes's Oud

    I like the sound of some of his fragrances, but looks like he only ships to the UK/US.

    I'd be pretty keen to try out Tobacco Oud Vanilla.
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