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    Re: Is Skunk Essence Used in Perfumes?

    Jardin D'Borneo series, Reve Narcotique 1&2, Al Hareem Blanc, Ambrecuir and a few earlier creations.
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    Re: NOT Perfumes Discussion thread

    I emailed Johanna Venables 2 weeks ago requesting a sample set. Fortunately, she was in the middle of preparing a new batch of sample sets. I got my sample set yesterday here in Dhaka. I wore VAAN in...
  3. Re: Jovoy, The Best Niche Fragrance Store In Paris Now Ships To USA With DHL Express In 2 Days!

    I have seen Monsieur Henin multiple times at their Mayfair store. Every time he greets us with a big smile, hello and asking if we need any assistance. His colleagues at the branch, led by wonderful...
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    Re: NOT Perfumes Discussion thread

    I can see items and able to add items to the cart.


    Johanna V. is preparing new sample sets. Hopefully they'll be ready soon. Alternatively, you can email her for an update.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Congratulations. Get your card ready. :P I so want to get Tabacaurum & a few more SPAs.

    The labdanum in the dry down of 'Incense' is just stunning. This attar is a Myrrh lover's dream. The...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    On 13th February, 2020, there was a historical lecture titled "A History of Perfumery from Antiquity to Today," where Irisoir (2017) was chosen as a neo-classical example, showcasing one of the many...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

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    Quick Impression (from October 2019) It begins with a very bright and bitter bergamot and some herbaceous facets with a big dollop of oakmoss. The mossy green beauty of oakmoss shifts and...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - February 2020

    Agarwood chips of various origins, incense sticks, frankincense resin, sandalwood, Lebanese cedar, Maamoul (bakhoor cube thingy) and in rare occasions I may add some innards of deer musk pods with...
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    Re: What are your top three Incense frags?

    Some of my favourites:
    Sultan Pasha Attars: Incense (previously known as Pure Incense), Ame Sombre G1, Nankun Kodo
    Mellifluence Attars: Junos Niah, Junos Vangladessa, (myrrh,oud, orris)
    Naomi...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Thank you. :)

    IIRC, Eppendorf is the first company that introduced those tiny plastic vials that Sultan uses to send his attar samples. Filling them in is very tedious and down right annoying. You...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I am so tempted to order Juriah, Tabacaurum, Nankun Kodo, Thebes I-II and Irisoir. I recently won 3ml of Poudre Noir. So I told him to wait until my next order. It is really hard resisting all those...
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    Re: Fake Drakkar Noir Ad with Thierry Wasser

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    I like the sound of the ambergris prank. Online is littered with fakes - especially ambergris, deer musks, sandalwood, and agarwood. So .... :laugh:
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    Re: Best Looking Perfume Bottles (Designers)

    Amouage and Henry Jacques attar bottles - functional and elegant.
    For spray perfumes: Masque Milano (the spray is probably the best in the market). I like Chanel, Bogue, and Papillon bottles as well.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Nuit Persane - if one likes Ame Sombre and/or, is a big fan of saffron - or say, one wished AS had more saffron in it, he'll enjoy wearing it. I love saffron and AS. So in this cold weather NP sings...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Wearing L’Heure D’Or for the first time. So it's only an impression of the first two hours:
    - I get some superbly bright and somewhat sweet (but never overwhelming bitter or harsh) citruses, very...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wore Antiquity yesterday evening.
    - This time, I got some incensed woody facets at the top and immediately after the initial burst of some kind of fruity citrusy thing.
    - I do not get carnation...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed with your 2nd paragraph.

    It could be that he/she have multiple bottles. Alternatively, just pure greed as I mentioned above - trying to squeeze money out of fans/collectors of ALD. I have...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Couldn't agree more. He's a wonderful soul. Met him at Jovoy whilst in London and received a masterclass on ambergris and other animalics and sniffed many of his new and old creations. I don't even...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    + too much greed :(
  20. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    I got an email from the official website earlier. Cuir Soyeux is now available - only full bottles at the moment (€118). Sadly no sample.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    The possibility of a bad batch is highly unlikely considering how picky he is (it took him a long time to beta-tatse and then release Juriah) and how much care he takes before sending each package....
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    - Air freshener, especially after cooking whilst you are not in that part of the house.
    - You can also spray a few spritzes (or a one or two drops if it's attar) on some cheap incenses to make them...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    In Antiquity, I get a very oudy dry down supported by a thick musky backbone - very similar to Ottoman Empire Part II. T. Habanero (Rania J.) have some of the similar oudy facets - not as multiple...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    LRV initially smells like Malay gooseberry. I used to eat that fruit with chilli flakes and salt - yummy. Green, sparkly, creamy, tiny bit spicy, and most importantly, quite refreshing and uplifting....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I received a very generous amount (considering how little I need to enjoy most perfumes) of Antiquity yesterday. Haven't worn it yet as I'm still enamoured by Lost in Heaven (Francesca Bianchi). But...
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    Re: Partner shared perfumes

    Me and my wife don't separate in general. However, she sometimes struggles with certain animalic fragrances, especially if the civet and castoreum notes are very prominent. For e.g., she does not...
  27. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    Glad you liked the first impression (of the 1st 3-4 hours). Thank you all very much. The dry down is going on (so 7+ hours), but I didn't bother to take notes. I'll probably write a proper review...
  28. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

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    A quick impression of Lost in Heaven (2019) from Francesca Bianchi. So, I am almost certain, I am missing a lot.

    - Lost in Heaven (LIH) begins with a sweet almondy facets. I can detect...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Sultan probably ran out of the last batch of Delice, because I clearly remember seeing it on his webstore. I'm almost certain if many patrons of SPA request, he'll reintroduce it sooner than later.
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    If you're willing to try some attars, Sultan Pasha have some excellent ones with leather of various sorts: Cuir de Russie, Tabac Grande, Cuirlilas. Best if you get a sample set. :)

    Mellifluence...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I'm wearing Tabac Grande after a long time and detected two new things in it this time:
    - initially something sweet smokey and
    - smell of thick date molasses.
    Anyone else get those facets?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I expect nothing less from Adam - one of the nicest persons amongst perfumers and oud distillers. I have always opted for the cheapest shipping method. So far I received all my parcels from him and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    On a positive note, I published a mini review of Malik Al Taif. Hopefully a detailed one will be there soon.




    Re the extortion
    - I suggested the release of samples at 4-6 weeks before FB...
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Sultan Pasha Attars, Areej Le Dore and Henry Jacques - closely followed by Bogue and Papillon.
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    Re: Oils for royalty

    Check out the 'Al Malek XYZ' oils and 'Al Ruba'ie II' from Al Shareef Oudh. Some of the bests available in the market.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    He'll be making it as soon as his workload allows him (fingers crossed). He's been quite busy. SPA is a one man operation - from buying everything to sending items to his customers. I LOVE EC!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    It is.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Thanks for your kind words. I had few more things on EC written down somewhere, but I can't find them! I will probably share my Dewaniya notes next - hopefully soon. Problem is, most SPAs are just...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    My take on Encens Chypre.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Indeed. I use very small amount probably one or two pin head amount. I cannot detect many nuances if I over-apply more than that. Same thing happens with artisan ouds. Better for the wallet too....
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Whilst taking the stick off, a big drop amount of Encens Chypre went straight to my t-shirt. I had to change it after 15 minutes it was diffusing too strongly for me. I wore it two days later. I...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Another excellent description. Thank you. Thebes is Sultan's homage to the oldest Djedi. Speaking of homage, I love Encens Chypre.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Tabac Grande (TG) is probably the best tobacco fragrance I have tried so far within the cuir sub-category.



    Juriah is in my queue too. I'll put it forward so long wifey doesn't notice. :D

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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Exciting, cannot wait for both. I should have ordered LRV too as it should be quite good in our 35°+C weather. There is so many I want to grab!

    Sent from my SM-J730F using Tapatalk
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    You're in for a treat. In case you're interested, I wrote a long review on it - and on Ame Sombre, my most favourite SPA.

    I recently won a full bottle of L’Heure D’Or. Yay! So I told Sultan to...
  46. Thread: Attar Talk

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    Re: Attar Talk

    You can try Sultan Pasha Attars (by Sultan) and Mellifluence Artisanal Attars (by Abdullah). Both individuals have wide range of all natural attars at different price levels. If they use any...
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    Re: Infusing Ambergris powder in Sandalwood oil

    @RSharma314 Thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful photos and more importantly, your experiences. :)
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    Saffron in Sandalwood oil

    Hello,

    I love the smell of saffron and sandalwood. Now that I have access to top quality and locally harvested Santalum album wood and oil, I'm thinking of making saffron infused sandalwood oil....
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