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  1. [International] Re: Creed, Hermes, Caron, Dior, Serge Lutens, Guerlain, Chanel, Bond No. 9 niche vintage rare!

    Bump! PM me, we'll make a deal - I need to re-stock on some of my favs, and it's a chance for you to try some new things. Thanks!
  2. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (1989) Vintage

    The bottle of Pour Monsieur Concentree *vintage* from this splash I received is definitely heavier on the oakmoss! It does remind me more of Tiffany for Men in that respect, and with the vanilla...
  3. Creed Millesime Imperial, Erolfa, Heeley Sel Marin, Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Hermes Vet. Tonka+

    Looking for those in the title, plus..Tiffany for Men vintage and Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree vintage OR non-vintages. I'm in Canada, and am looking to trade something from my list for these -...
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    Re: Which scent will you own forever

    I will always have Chanel in my collection - vintage Chanel Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie, and then the Polge era - Pour Monsieur, Egoiste, etc. And Guerlain Shalimar, in parfum de toilette - it is,...
  5. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (1989) Vintage

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    I wanted to bump the thread only to point out that I've acquired some interesting vintage Pour Monsieur Concentree bottles, one that I believe might either be an even earlier release. This...
  6. [International] Creed, Hermes, Caron, Dior, Serge Lutens, Guerlain, Chanel, Bond No. 9 niche vintage rare!

    Decants (varying in size from 1ml to over 100ml! Limited Supplies available)

    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Bond No. 9 Harrod's Oud
    Chanel Egoiste (early vintage - from splash)
    Caron En Avion parfum...
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    Sounds like you can get it there for a true steal. I've heard Oud Royal is... innocuous. But alas, if it's free, why not! :)
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    Fragrance Thumbnails - Nice to See!

    Nice to see that many of the fragrances now have images/thumbs associated with them :) I'm certain I missed some form of announcement on this, having been away for quite some time now. That said, I...
  9. Re: Portrait of a lady , have you any further comments as of july, 17, 02

    Gorgeous - a glorious rose/incense-woods (& oud!) with extremely impressive lasting power and perfect sillage. It's very wearable being totally unisex and, along with Vetiver Extraordinaire, the best...
  10. Re: What's YOUR favorite Vintage?! Post YOUR pictures!

    I adore Antaeus (in vintage) as well as Vintage Tabarome and Patou PH, but my all-time favorite vintage version of a fragrance has to be Derby by Guerlain.

    My list of other vintages I enjoy goes...
  11. Re: Article: Yves Saint Laurent to become 'Saint Laurent' under Hedi Slimane

    I'm not a fan of this change... though when Donatella Versace dropped "Gianni" from all Gianni Versace labels, I felt it was very appropriate seeing how Donatella pretty much took a vibrant, amazing...
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    Re: Diaghilev by Roja Dove

    Indeed, Larimar - the difference between you and I is that I wasn't able to secure a good supply, even an adequate one, of the Eau de Parfum! I much prefer the EdP and believe in this day and age of...
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    Re: Diaghilev by Roja Dove

    To make things a bit more difficult the Eau de Parfum is apparently discontinued, as of now, while being reformulated! The only Diaghilev available now is the parfum (extrait) which is quite a...
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    Re: ROJA DOVE - NEROLI (Extrait)

    Gandhajala - Indeed, you know, it is a fairly straight-up neroli with a chypre structure. It is so much better, though, than many of the synthetic, awful neroli/orange blossom fragrances out there...
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    Re: ROJA DOVE - NEROLI (Extrait)

    Larimar - A friend of mine in London obtained it for me while at Harrod's, at the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie boutique there.

    Please allow me to wear it another time (or two) before writing a...
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    ROJA DOVE - NEROLI (Extrait)

    Has anyone here tried this? I got a sample and must say it's probably the most incredible neroli fragrance I've ever tried. It doesn't show up in the directory here on BN nor is it sold through any...
  17. Re: L'Instant Extreme, M7 vintage, Joop! What About Adam,Pure Havane, Serge Lutens

    E-mailed ya :)
  18. Re: Many famous scents - are they being watered down?

    Quite honestly, I think it's partially in response to the many people out there who take offense with fragrances that others are wearing that have a lot of projection/sillage. It used to be that...
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    Re: Dior La Privee OUD ISPAHAN

    I hope this one works better for me than Leather Oud did, which so many people love - but on me it's not until the dry-down when I detect the sharp, unpleasant smell of chemicals - a heavily...
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    Re: Creed Herbe Marine

    Thanks for clarification, Stewart. I'm thinking of posting more fragrances in the "Fans - Not Fanboys" group of older flacons & boxes I've found.. not SUPER old but definitely early 90's.
  21. Re: Suggestion for fragrance similar to Creed ~ Angelique Encens

    There's simply no fragrance out there like AE. The ones that remind me of AE only do so because they're in the same genre or contain some of the same notes. To the comment on sandalwood - that's bang...
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    Re: What does my wardrobe "need"?

    I'd say some VINTAGE selections, for sentimental reasons! Chypres for me, 80's masculine fougeres for others... Many fragrances I wear are to evoke feelings of nostalgia.

    Then I'd say you might...
  23. Re: A fragrance that personifies love, trust + commitment

    Love, trust and commitment... tough question, SoS... I'm still searching for it - with utmost sincerity and no sarcasm, I'm honestly still searching. I'd envision this being a fragrance that defines...
  24. Poll: Re: Refined, timeless, elegance. Which of these 4?

    Bois du Portugal by Creed - all 3 words you used: refined, timeless, elegance, describe BdP to a "t". I've received many compliments on this one from some very discerning (and downright PICKY) people!
  25. Re: Are there any perfumers now who don't comply with IFRA regs?

    One thing that was brought up by a friend of mine, a fairly disturbing thought, is that fragrance houses can now blame reformulations on IFRA... even when it could be that their fragrance would...
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    Re: Creed Herbe Marine

    I think zztopp was the one who mentioned Bois du Rhodes (hopefully he can chime in). Did you also see a Bois du Vetyver, Stewart? A 250ml flacon in the same style packaging as the Herbe Marine you...
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    Re: Creed Herbe Marine

    I already submitted Herbe Marine a few weeks ago to the new "add a fragrance" feature, along with a few other obscure/rare Creeds, but they aren't up yet.

    My thoughts are that it may have been of...
  28. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    I think this is a brilliant suggestion for Creed, and maybe you've just helped me figure out why I don't really mind the batch variations. See, I've never found, in my experience, that one batch of...
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    Re: Limited Edition Creed Millesime Imperial!

    I never thought the 2.5oz/75ml came in black, only the 4oz/120ml as long as I can remember..
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    Re: What is the best Creed scent for Summer?

    Top 3 Creed summer fragrances for me: Selection Verte, Millesime Imperial, Aventus.
  31. Re: Love Eau des Merveilles. What else should I try?

    I'm struggling with most of the suggestions people have made here.. I just don't see much of a link in any of them to Eau des Merveilles! No offense, folks...

    I'd seriously try Millesime Imperial,...
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    Also no specific order: Fourreau Noir, Bois Oriental, Gris Clair, Iris Silver Mist and Vetiver Oriental - lately I've found the most wearable one out of all the Lutens lineup is Fourreau Noir.
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    Limited Edition Creed Millesime Imperial!

    At Selfridge's only.. they've brought back the gold-plated Creed MI bottle! I was pondering if they've resolved the issues with the gold paint chipping/flaking off. See attached photo :)
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  34. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    KMF,

    I don't understand why anybody would allow the "fanboy nature" of Creed admirers destroy, for them, an excellent array of fragrances. Same with the marketing - it is a little bit unfortunate...
  35. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    Brian (and others),

    Hopefully I've not been overly-defensive of Creed and, in doing so, taken on a nasty tone. Kagey, this is for you as well - I'm sorry to have been unfriendly, but you did make...
  36. Re: Check these out. Are they rare or sought after? How did i do? and Houston report....

    You did good! It'd be cool to have a list of the Creeds that were there. Older batches of certain ones are preferable to ones on the market now, IMHO.
  37. Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs. Viktor & Rolf Antidote

    I know!! SOS - I proudly wore Reflection Man after your glowing reviews of it, only a few years ago! :)
  38. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    Excuse you, but I was responding to the word "hate" that limaaa used, when he asked "see now why all the hate towards Creed?" Your attitude is fairly unpleasant, though.

    Feel free to disagree with...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    It's nice, the EdT and Parfum, though whenever I wear it I always wish there was more to it. TdH might be responsible for making vetiver so popular and palatable to the mainstream audience, though...
  40. Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs. Viktor & Rolf Antidote

    Reflection Man smells like bubblegum and/or truck stop hand soaps? Wow! Maybe they've really reformulated it but never would I have confused them.
  41. Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs. Viktor & Rolf Antidote

    I've worn both, and Amouage Reflection Man has several high-quality ingredients that really shine, putting Antidote to shame. Antidote is synonymous with many other fragrances at the Men's Fragrance...
  42. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    Sometimes this comes down to adjusting one's expectations, especially when it's a question of citrus-heavy fragrances - where Creed really shines. Citruses have very short longevity - whether it's...
  43. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    No, I still don't see why all the hate towards Creed. Batch variation isn't a phenomenon exclusive to Creed, nor is it a big issue if you buy from a retailer or business with a return policy and take...
  44. Re: Creed is so far ahead of the game that it takes you months to "get" them

    The part I don't "get" is how no other house draws so much criticism and ire as Creed, at least here on Basenotes. Perhaps it's in response to the sometimes wild-eyed followers that certain Creed...
  45. Re: Article: My Perfume Wardrobe by Basenotes Member fragranceman88

    :2vrolijk_08:
  46. Re: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille??? Any thoughts about this fragrance???

    I enjoyed it at first but then found it had a really nasty melting plastic/synthetic accord I just couldn't get over.
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    Re: Spicy For Him by M Micallef

    It's almost identical to Sashka Black...
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    Re: Color differences with Ambre Sultan

    Ah yes - the only downside to these deeply colored fragrances (Sarrasins, especially) is that they leave awful stains on lighter shirt collars! The vintage Profumum Santalum, which is extremely dark,...
  49. Re: Dior Eau Fraîche current formulation: your opinions

    Wonderful summary, Jardanel - the vintage Eau Fraiche reminds me quite a bit of a vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur (actually called Chanel For Men) that I inherited from my grandfather - likely a...
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    Re: Must buy Discontinued Frags??

    I was going to add that to my list, as I'd heard rumors of it being discontinued. If it is discontinued I'm going to be buying a backup or two for sure - one of the most elegant male fragrances of...
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    Re: Must buy Discontinued Frags??

    Enjoy it, Tropics! I find the latest version that is available has been reformulated, though it is still Jules - just lacking a bit of the civet & castoreum that the vintage had, but still very much...
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    Re: Must buy Discontinued Frags??

    Still available, though only through the flagship Dior boutique in Paris.
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    Re: Creed Selection Verte

    The pleasure is all mine, Dullah - I still cherish every drop, and SV is definitely one of these fragrances that sets me at ease, mentally and emotionally. It also renders many Eau de Colognes...
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    Re: Must buy Discontinued Frags??

    Guerlain Attrape Coeur & Philtre d'Amour & Coriolan, Helmut Lang EdP & EdC, and *anything* from Creed's discontinued Private Collection (Angelique Encens, Bois de Santal, Vintage Tabarome, Aubepine...
  55. Re: Dior Eau Fraîche current formulation: your opinions

    I have the vintage, which I absolutely love - it has one of the brightest citruses I've ever stumbled across. With the non-vintage (current) I didn't get very far with it, as all I could smell was...
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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    That's so funny!! I'm going to share this with a few friends who will get a kick out of it :)
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    Poll: Re: Chanel: Bleu vs. Egoist vs. Allure

    Egoiste (vintage & Cologne Concentree) is the only one from the list I own and adore, so it has my vote!
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    Re: Color differences with Ambre Sultan

    I first smelled Ambre Sultan at Barneys NY about 7, maybe 8 years ago... it was MUCH more dry and smoky than it is now. The last time I tried it I was blown away by how much vanilla there was in the...
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    Re: New Haarlem or Reflection Man

    Amouage Reflection Man, without hesitation for me.
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    Re: Aventus or Windsor for a night out?

    I'm thinking Aventus, only because Windsor seems a touch more formal/stuffy and doesn't seem to appeal to as many people... this is assuming a night out is a patio, restaurant, club, movie, that sort...
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    Re: Creed Selection Verte

    Agreed - excellent post Martin and great to see the photos of those SV testers. It was my SOTD yesterday and Dullah knows my passion for this wonderful juice. I've also tried the Olivier EdT and EdC...
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    Re: Vintage Chanel in Eau de Cologne strength?

    Much stronger than the current EDT in the Les Exclusifs - and with chypre elements and extremely animalic!
  63. Re: Chanel No 19 - legit? Can anyone date it?

    This looks legit, yes, and I believe this was one of the bottle styles No. 19 was sold in during the 90's as well. No box?
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    Re: Vintage Chanel in Eau de Cologne strength?

    d4n13l - I have an older version of that Cuir de Russie EDC, I think. It's extremely tenacious and very animalic!! Mine (which I'm selling actually) was sealed with a gold-plated "CC" Chanel plug,...
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    Re: A rose for layering - any recommendations?

    Double Post
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    Re: A rose for layering - any recommendations?

    I highly recommend Creed's Fleur de The Rose Bulgarie - preferably from a green glass flacon - it can be layered with many of the other citrus Creeds for fantastic results (MI + FdTRB = Bliss).
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    Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    LOL Aww - you must have known the Pandora's Box you were opening with this post, hedonist! ;)
  68. Re: Staying On Top of Reformulations (Guerlain SDV)

    Glad to hear they haven't changed the formula - phew. I guess I just don't like that Guerlain has to change these things, especially when I think the majority of SDV fans appreciate the older...
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Indeed - the iris is particularly strong in the current Les Exclusifs version. The vintage EdT and parfum both have incredible longevity on my skin, in the form of a very potent musk that remains....
  70. Re: Staying On Top of Reformulations (Guerlain SDV)

    Even just for its original bottle, which happens to be the bottle most people viewing my wardrobe tend to gravitate towards before any other. SDV's longevity is also absolutely incredible... better...
  71. Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    +1 - this one came to mind immediately for me
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle...

    Fascinating - thanks for letting us know, gandhajala! I was fortunate enough to have an hour to chat with Frederic 1-on-1 when he was promoting the newly released French Lover/Bois d'Orage. He had...
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    Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    Thanks hedonist - now I'm entirely captivated! I've been meaning to fly to Dubai on the Airbus A380 for a shopping adventure.. this seals the deal :)
  74. Thread: Uh oh

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    Re: Uh oh

    I need to try this one, even though I find the fig note/accord in fragrances really spoils it for me. Ambre Narguile is another from Hermessence that projects loudly!
  75. Re: Staying On Top of Reformulations (Guerlain SDV)

    I don't think the change of bottle and color of juice was accidental. More times than not it's linked to a change in the formula, from my experiences, and I can't think of too many times the changes...
  76. Staying On Top of Reformulations (Guerlain SDV)

    So a friend of mine has confirmed that Guerlain has changed the bottle of SDV from its iconic faux wax seal/stamp bottle (which I think is incredibly sexy) to the L'Arte et la Matiere bottle. As nice...
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    Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    A friend of mine was wondering if these are entirely new, unique compositions - or perhaps existing fragrances from, say, the L'Arte et la Matiere line, only re-named for a different market? Perhaps...
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    Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    Thank you so much for the info and photos, hedonist222! I wish I was there to smell these - the presentation is just beautiful. Do you know if the rose/oud is like something from the By Kilian line,...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino Brown Bottle?

    Agreed - I'm still curious why they singled this one out for a color change, though.
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    Re: Do you limit yourself when testing?

    Passing through the blood vessels in the tongue?!? Never heard that one before... Interesting commentary LOL.
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    Re: Do you limit yourself when testing?

    I will do up to 4 at a time - both wrists and arms - and only smell fragrances on paper to get a vague idea of the scent. The most luxurious fragrances are often complex, with up to 4-5 phases, and...
  82. Re: Thinking of buying a discount Creed fragrance?

    Good to remind Creed fans about the risk of poor quality batches (or knock-offs) when not purchasing from an authorized retailer. I rely on a select few eBay sellers and one or two online stores for...
  83. Re: Your hardcore summer fragrances that you actually wear !?

    When it's around 30 degrees Celsius/86 F, I find these ones really shine:

    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Christian Dior Eau Fraiche (vintage), Dior Homme Cologne
    Creed Millesime Imperial, Aventus,...
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    Re: On the hunt for my next fragrance!

    Excellent list!
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    Sticky: Re: Forum now closed: A new way to add things.

    I submitted a few fragrances and haven't seen them added yet. Is any house opposed to having their discontinued fragrances listed here (I can't imagine why?) There are several Creed fragrances I have...
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    Re: Creed boutique price increases

    Yep, I remember 2002 prices for Creed. Back then I believe Creed was the most expensive line carried at Neiman Marcus (in Chicago anyways)... but $180 being full retail on a 4 oz. Millesime isn't too...
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    Poll: Re: Best Spring / Summer Scent for Me

    I voted "Other" and would like to second Sycomore from Les Exclusifs, Eau de Cologne, and Bois des Iles (especially if you can find a vintage). Another vintage Chanel that is wonderful is Pour...
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    Re: hermes ambre narguile

    I just bought the 15ml travel size from a BN member. Fantastic gourmand - and I'm picky when it comes to gourmands! I find it's a warm, comfort scent for sure and I've gotten some really nice...
  89. Re: l'instant de guerlain extreme... idk anymore

    The original L'Instant de Guerlain PH (EdT) was what I fell in love with before learning about the Extreme, which sealed the deal for me. Though I don't reach for either that often, they do have a...
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur or Jicky ?

    The latest formulation of Jicky EdP is still quite nice, but the EdT is VERY different from the vintage. The vintage PdT seems to have a creaminess - maybe from sandalwood or the musk/civet? I have...
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur or Jicky ?

    I really, really love vintage Mouchoir de Monsieur and feel it is a treat to wear. Jicky, though, also vintage - in Parfum de Toilette - is a close second.
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    Re: Guerlain Angelica Noir

    Mr. G - I agree that the bitter-green top with vanilla combination is a bit hard to take.. and VERY long lasting! I could smell vanilla-musk on my clothing and skin 48 hours after application....
  93. Re: Let's Talk About... Parfum des Merveilles by Hermes

    To me the parfum is the best of all of the Merveilles series, and I think it is based on Eau des Merveilles (whereas the Elixir is a complete departure from the theme set by the Eau.)
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    Re: Your Thoughts On The Oud Craze

    I think the growing popularity of oud is a great thing, and my own sentiments echo those around the Bond No. 9 Harrods Oud. It's the only oud fragrance I've ever loved wearing and been able to...
  95. If it's on par with Harrods Oud it will be a...

    If it's on par with Harrods Oud it will be a masterpiece! I really look forward to trying Harrods Rose and this new Jubilee!
  96. Re: Top 5 discontinued / Limited Edition Creed's

    Balafre is still made in limited quantities by Lancome in Paris.
  97. Wardrobe - Not Keeping Track & Not Counting Properly

    Has anyone else noticed? I only have 12 in my Wish List and it says 22! Some fragrances I've tried when I click on them from my wardrobe don't show any stars/rating.. then I rate them and it reverts...
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    Re: Sous le Vent - batch variation

    In Attrape Coeur, there was an oakmoss version (listed in ingredients as oakmoss) and later the treemoss version. The treemoss was clearly reformulated by the way the fragrance smelled, and the color...
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    Re: Frederic Malle - overpriced?

    No, I don't think they're overpriced - and Malle's concept is one of the most brilliant in perfumery, one I hope sees even more success. When one mentions cost of production vs. price of the product...
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    Re: Recommendation from my list

    Welcome to BN :)

    I don't mean to come off as snobby or rude, but I don't really like anything from your list and think you could do much better.. especially considering retail price points, which...
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