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  1. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    green/leathery. used to like it, have not worn it for years. there is another one - lauder for men.
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    Re: O'Driu: Peety vs Eva Kant

    is peety any peaty?
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    O'Driu: Peety vs Eva Kant

    which of the two do you prefer?
  4. Re: what's the percentage of guys who wear any fragnace??

    have you checked the attendance on the female and male forums here? ... kind of a paradox . the male forum is usually about 5 TIMES more attended. this opens another topic.... not sure about...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    this means it is the new thing, right?... what throws me off is the norne and jeke in the new bottles.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    by the way i just clicked the link juanderer posted - i see norne, pear/olive and jeke come now in the same bottling as sadanne, and are priced the same - $160...
    does anybody now if this is the new...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    whoever likes to more than try it, join me at palmbeach's split. i got the first 10ml spot, 2 more available to fill the split.
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    Lush Gorilla new scents line

    has anybody spent more time with any of the new line scents by Lush, to the point of being able to elaborate? Hellstone and The Bug seem especially appealing to me...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    excited about the new version of P-O too. good thing i did not buy the last, just had a vial.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    deadidol, have you tried the scent already?
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    felt the same way first..... took me a while to get to appreciate it
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    thanks for the great essay. i enjoy a lot reading your stuff always!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    i still have a hard time understading the becoming more and more common strategy to not reveal the notes of a new scent..... some poetic attempts instead...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    this sounds promising!
    i am putting high expectations on.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    btw, the juice looks lighter and transparent, unlike the last offerings..... does this mean less substance used?
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    :vrolijk_1: my prediction came true.... palmbeach is offering a split... i am the first one on.
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    Re: Nikos Sculpture - talk me into it or out of it!

    oh, man... you saved me $17 for that tester i have been anticipating. here are 5% towards my next amouage or so...:2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    i am comparing onda edp with vde. the edp is way lighter. it happened that i have tried the vde first.... the edp seems inferior, frankly. once i got the vde, the edp seems senseless to me now....
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    this will probably be offered on the split board this weekend.... 5ml will do for me.... and this is before even knowing what it is about
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    can not speak about extrait vs vde, but i can say that the edp is a watered down version of the vde... any difference in structure i believe comes from less substance, not much different formula
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    interesting.
    i picked up the caramel note as very prominent here. in fact, this is probably the best feminine scent i have ever smelled. hard to imagine htough myslef wearing it.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    i wonder if this scent will reach parfum1... not sure Zahd ever did
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    i hope this list is not true :bath:
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    Re: No one ever told me Ubar was beautiful

    it is 2014 now.... what should i expect if i buy it now? never tried it
  25. Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    thanks for all responses so far.
    how does epic woman vs man?... i could not understand epic man at all, while dia man and jub XXV are stunnig for me.
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    Re: Havana by Aramis??

    blind bought it about 4 years ago. liked it at first, did not grow on me- some crappy synthetics bothered me more and more every time, dsimissed the bottle.
  27. Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    i have read a lot that most women's stuff by the house can be easily considered unisex. apart from liking, which one would you wear out comfortably, ... if any, and why?
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    Re: Professional fresh scent?

    welcome :smiley: you can buy an unused 100ml tester bottle for about $10 on e'bay... i don't think there is a better deal in terms of price vs quality.
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    Re: Professional fresh scent?

    you may try with 'sunflowers'. not sweet, fresh, natural, serious enough, very inexpensive. perfect blind buy.
    my ex wife used to wear this at her office all the time, liked it more than anything...
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    Re: Antonio Alessandria Fragrances

    i am interested too... any opinions?
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    Re: Rahat Loukum vs Traversee du Bosphore

    should have posted in the female forum:laugh:
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    Re: New tauer packaging!

    it has been. more than 2 yrs ago. it is not exactly weaker, this was my first impression too. imo something is very subtly messed up in the structure balance. you think it is weaker and apply more,...
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    Rahat Loukum vs Traversee du Bosphore

    i own the latter and am quite enjoying it. can not wear it in consequitive days since it gets a bit too sweet, but it is a complex gourmand, one of the finest i know of.
    is Rahat Loukoum much...
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    Re: Nikos Sculpture - talk me into it or out of it!

    one who is already into either more natural stuff made of quality ingredients, or into more artistic niche stuff, would most likely not appreciate it... i posted somewhere, i first smelled this scent...
  35. Re: How long does 2.5 OZ cologne last for you guys?

    depends on use and sprayer mechanism. the most wastefull sprayers on retail bottles i know are these by givenchy the mythical series and perfume d'empire. i have given my vetyver givenchy no more...
  36. Thread: Cerruti

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    Re: Cerruti

    the review might have been on fragrantica
  37. Thread: Cerruti

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    Re: Cerruti

    good to hear this. otherwise, the latest review on the 'black' flanker states exactly the opposite (incl 1881 original)
  38. Thread: Cerruti

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    Cerruti

    what is the recent state of the men's scents by this house? ... are they too reformulated for worse?
  39. Thread: Bold Perfumes

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    Re: Bold Perfumes

    the budget scents available anywhere - quorum, halston z-14, giorgio, montana would be a good start

    ops, forgot azzaro ph and especially yatagan - a must have in that matter
  40. Re: Help me choose my next Amouage: Lyric or Epic.

    yes, here in the U.S. everything is possible! just recently i asked luckyscent to return a bottle ($180). after over a month of convincing me to keep it, i was finally offered 50% back... by the time...
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    perfect business strategy... lets waste money
  42. Re: Knize Ten Golden Edition vs AdP Colonia Leather Concetree

    thanks buddy! you mean the golden edition, right?
  43. Knize Ten Golden Edition vs AdP Colonia Leather Concetree

    which of these two is more satisfying all over?
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    Re: Any high quality gourmands recently released?

    must have a non-gourmand contrast. :smiley:
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    Any high quality gourmands recently released?

    i prefer scents where the gourmand note(s) are clearly recognizable but not strongly prevailing the scent structure. it is mostly oriental scents with delicate gourmand notes that impress me.
    was...
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    Re: Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth?

    i am curious about the hugo boss and guerlain references above..... where can i find those?

    nobody has mentioned 'harrods oud' yet...
  47. Thread: Yves Rocher

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    Re: Yves Rocher

    any of this available in the U.S?
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    Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth?

    Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth? by some strange gut feeling based on others feedback, i have been avoiding the house. if you don't mind please elaborate on your suggestions, if any.
  49. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    the ones i mentioned are 'safe'
    challenging in my opinion:
    xerjoff zafar oud
    montale oud cuir d'arabie
    amouage gold man
    onda
    muscs koublai khan
    absolue pour le soir
    mpg jardin du nilles...
  50. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    scent with 'dirty' undertones. it is considered somthing to appeal to seasoned fragrance maniacs, who like 'dirt' of all kinds, plus a juxtapositon of presumably unsuitable with each other different...
  51. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    ... it is cause you did not get my suggestions:vrolijk_26:
    invasion barbare is loaded with the so called 'iso e super'.... artificially woodsy. the scent may have been fantastic, but those at mdci...
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    Lalfeogrigio - still available?

    this is no longer listed by O'Driu. does this mean it is no longer in production? is it still available anywhere?
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    you won't smell like alcoholic... just like somebody having a cocktail...
    it is very well blended, but i wore it once in the summer and it killed me - extremely, poisonously synthetic... good scent...
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    Re: Questions on a couple colognes....

    great essay, Captain! pleasure to read.
    i guess i could not have said it better.
    bleu de chanel would be my first suggestion, for cheaper stuff dolce gabanna might work
  55. Thread: Oumma vs Oud 777

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    Oumma vs Oud 777

    for those of you who have tried both already, which one do you like better? these two are supposed to be based on oud.
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    Re: Lapidus Pour homme vs One man Show Gold Edition

    lapidus ph has the strongest projection of anyhing in the world i have tested so far... forceful projection (unless it has been reformulated). can only speak of the regular OMS - very synthetically...
  57. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    there used to be complimentary official MFK samples. luckyscent were very stingy giving some away even on a large purchase. maybe you can get these from somewhere else, why not directly from mfk
  58. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    talking about headaches, Sel Marin is one of the two scents a like lot, but get a really bad head rush (the other being Tubereuse Animale by HdP)... like a bad hang over after mixing a hefty dose of...
  59. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    regarding Amouage, same here
  60. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    of those you mention i have tried FdL - did not like it... develops somewhat sickening green and wet for me
    i found Dzing somehow messed up, and while i liked Timbuktu, it seemed to me incomplete
  61. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    add Royal Oud to the Creeds.... it is a tank of a performer. it is extremely solid and does the job very well.

    Le Labo is interesting but way too synthetic for my tastes. i unloaded everything i...
  62. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    somehow i did not like Dzing. got rid of it, together with Timbuktu.
    among the ones i currently own, i think i will always keep CdVS, TdB, Bois Farine.
  63. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    by Killian and Frapin are a step above Creed... i personally think that skipping those won't be a significant loss. as far as Lutens and Malle (and Tauer), i advise to wait with these, ... might turn...
  64. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    good intent to get beyond Creed and Tom Ford! you sound like on a path of becoming a very serious fragrance... maniac :thumbsup: like most here, myself included
    i would suggest the 4 houses in my...
  65. L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    in terms of overall performance, scent development, and originality, which one do you recommend to get first of the following 4, and if you don't mind, why.

    Al Oudh
    Mechant Loup
    Fou d'Absinthe ...
  66. Re: Any high quality dirty masculine/unisex scent recently released?

    barely any info to find on the first one. is it more animalic and of the same quality as L'Ombre Fauve? maybe hard to compare since the latter is musky.
    i know the Oud Assam, a really good one, wish...
  67. Re: Any high quality dirty masculine/unisex scent recently released?

    what makes MAAI dirty?
  68. Thread: Lavender

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    Re: Lavender

    AQUA LAVANDA by Puig used to be sold by 25 oz plastic bottles.... it is edc but worth by all means.
    REVERIE EAU JARDIN by Tauer is another good one that deserves to be mentioned.
  69. Re: Any high quality dirty masculine/unisex scent recently released?

    is MAAI available already? it says so on the website, but there is not even a bottle image, nor pricing.
  70. Any high quality dirty masculine/unisex scent recently released?

    i have been thinking of stuff like Montecristo or Rundholz, anything new in that degree or beyond?
  71. Re: 20ml Montabaco by Ormonde Jayne // Niche Bottles and Decants, Vintage Bottles

    updated
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    Re: Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    Matt,

    first of all accept my admiration for creating such stunning scent. it is now on my top 5 in a 100+ collection.
    i like it to the point that i am not so eager to even try another rose/oud...
  73. Thread: Osswald New York

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    Re: Osswald New York

    not sure what is c.o.d. it was a regular shipping and i think they had to run to the nearby ups to send it... that time is money too right?
    might be just that person's idea of business, whose name...
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    Re: Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    good intuition. you would not be getting any from them, unless there is something wrong with the bottle or sprayer....
    or maybe better yet - you should contact them - their knowledgeble crew will...
  75. Thread: Osswald New York

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    Re: Osswald New York

    i also have a very positive experience with them - if you consider $20 standart ground shipping from NY to NC on a $150 100ml bottle fair... and make sure you don't ask for too many samples (meaning...
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    Re: Ex Idolo 33

    have you contacted LS?.. did they tell you that '''the scent has not been reformulated'''? :laugh:
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    Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    after enjoying a decant immensely, got a bottle recently. the juice is a bit darker red-ish compared to my decant, and full with residue of very tiny flakes ....
    i live in constant fear of...
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    Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    thanks to a very generous bnoter i was able to try all 6 scents by the house.... i guess at this point i am one of the very few in the U.S. familiar with the entire line.
    imo all of it is quite...
  79. Re: updated 04.18 // Niche Bottles and Decants, Vintage Bottles

    updated
  80. Thread: santal 33

    by mspa
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    Re: santal 33

    sorry to spoil the party. santal 33 is extremely harsh and synthetic... it wore me off, and i sold it. i used to have a bunch of le labo splits. got rid of all. i currently only have a bottle of what...
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    the pyramide certainly very much does, from the standart point of view, but let's see.
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    Re: Updating my signature scent...need advice

    too much creed and tom ford. there are other houses to look at. MFK and Amouage have been price cut at discounters recently... higher level scents
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    SHL 777 Oumma vs Oud 777

    has anybody tried these two oud offerings by SHL 777? the latter has been recenetly released.
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    does this mean UK?... haha
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    thanks for the great news, hednic!

    btw, testing rose de petra for a second time today... another great one. let see if it will manage to push away lumiere noir homme from the top of my rose based...
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    where did you get to try them?
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    noggs, the pyramide of 2022 femme is quite different than 2022 homme. listed are nectarine and jasmine... two notes that seem traditionally feminine to me. have you given the scent a full wear?
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    hednic, after your multiple recommendtions of oumma, finally i could not resist anymore but sign up for 10ml split... well, now i know the house and like it. from that point of view at least it is...
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    o hira... fossilized amber..... what the heck.... dinosaurs and parfum :shocked:
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    what i have smelled so far is very unisex to me, including 2022 homme. i have not tried the ultra expensive oumma and o hira... these go down not the pocket but the account big time.
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    will be giving 2022 homme a proper wear sometime next days.
    today i gave a second test to black gemstone. the listed opening note of lemon is much more than a lemon for me. it is more like a ......
  92. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    haha..... can't escape from aventus... will haunt you like a ghost forever.... and so will creed and tom ford, dior and mugler
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    oh, well... after swimming and shower i applied on fresh the one i had claimed being my least favorite so far - 2022 homme.... quite enjoyable. yuzu and blackcurrant on top, very natural, balanced,...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier suggestions

    of the current regular line probably only ambre precieux is worth a bottle, but it becomes boring to me at some point. there are many better ambers to get. with the other stuff i have been basically...
  95. Thread: Suhad perfumes

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    Re: Suhad perfumes

    i am very interested in arabic perfumes too, but there is very little feedback to find, if any, and most is not available in the U.S.
  96. Thread: Suhad perfumes

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    Re: Suhad perfumes

    where is this stuff available?

    ... no germans or others replied when i have recently asked about frau tonis parfum berlin either :)
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    Re: Advice for perfumes on a tight budget.

    location not revealed: ce mai faceti domnule?

    for your budget and looks, one cheapo and one niche:

    PG Harmatan Noir
    Gai Mattiolo Uomo
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    got the decants today (i believe others have gotten there splits already, would be curious to hear their opinions too). so far i have only sprayed on my forearms and wrists, no full wear yet.
    i...
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    are you familiar with frau tonis berlin?
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    btw, just about to purchase 1ml sample of realoud, they charge $8 for shipping... made me cancel the purchase in the last moment. ... don't understand such low key rip off attempts
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