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    I need to contact Grant

    Folks, is there any way of contacting Grant? I desperately need his help.

    Lucius
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    Re: Handkerchiefs

    yes, they are a great gift. I bought many recently and gave some to my brother. I had to use a safe bleach product on them first, because they were yellowish. But after the wash, they were like brand...
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    Re: The Ultimate choice.

    It would have to be a lightweight perfume, because you would have to wear it forever. Otherwise you would get bored quickly.

    I would choose Eau Sauvage or Armani Eau. Something bright, uplifiting...
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    Re: Handkerchiefs

    Yes, yes, you should iron them, specially if they are made of pure cotton or pure linen. If they have synthetic material in them, such as polyester, you should be more careful. Don't use a very high...
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    Re: What would you ask Jean Claude Ellena?

    I would ask him this:

    -Would you have been less succesful if you had chosen to develop heavier perfumes instead of the lighter ones you are famous for? Why?

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  6. Re: Do you feel observed when you are in a perfume store?(like you are a thief)

    I am a bit like Dorian Gray. I am a devil inside, but I look very, very innocent on the outside. So I am always treated with respect and courtesy, even when I do not dress up. It is not only the...
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    Re: Shipping to the USA

    The secret is that you must lie. You must say that the parcel contains "Cosmetics", and that it is a gift. If you do that, the chances that it will be delivered are very high.

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    Re: "We've Got no Color, no Variety"

    No, I am talking about differences in the same country, between basenoters and other young males (the ones that take the T, for example). It is just an analogy.
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    "We've Got no Color, no Variety"

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    "Honest? Isn't that why you admire Julius Beaufort? He was more honest than the rest of us, wasn't he, we've got no character, no color, no variety. I wonder why you just don't go back to Europe."...
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    Re: Sandalwood - help needed

    I bought a tiny bottle of pure Mysore Sandalwood oil here:

    http://www.purepro.com/553

    it is creamy, very very creamy. I added it to my subdue Tam Dao, and it was a perfect match. I have the...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Thanks, Irish! I agree.

    Lucius
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    Re: Montblanc Pens

    I use a black Parker Sonnet with fine point. It is really superb, with the same quality and beauty as the Monblanc, but for a lower price. I paid only 70 dollars, on a promotion.

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    Re: Wallet advice

    Buddy, the brand is not so important.... What is really important is that you buy a wallet with FULL GRAIN leather. The leather has to be very very smooth and with almost no texture. Full Grain...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I hate the Rolex style. I love the Patek Philippe style. Pateks are beautiful. But I don't have enough money to buy them, so I bought a Tissot that is very similar:
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    Re: Soon it's halloween...

    I'll attend a midnight session of Rocky Horror Picture Show, here in Cambridge. I'll wear my sailor costume (actually it is an authentic outfit), combined with L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.

    On my first year...
  16. Re: Recommendations for your "private area" ?

    I use only baby powder. It is very effective, keeps you dry, and doesn't prevent your body from perspiring. I also use powder inside my socks, so my shoes are always fresh and clean.

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    Re: Operation Mitsouko.

    I have Mitsouko Eau de Toilette, and I must admit I don't like it very much. I love Shalimar, but not Mitsouko. I will give my bottle as a Hanoukah gift to my landlord, in December.

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    Re: Where can one get...

    www.accessoriesforfragrances.com

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    Re: Facial skin care routine

    Guys, if you use a good aftershave, you don't need to use a toner. And vice versa.

    I use an electric shaver, and just apply an after shave by Nivea. During winter, if my skin is too dry, I apply...
  20. Re: How Many Vetiver Based Fragrances Do You Own?

    Guerlain and Givenchy. The two best ones.

    But wait, I also have an Indian Attar which is pure Vetiver. With these three perfumes, I don't need any more vetiver notes.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Penhaligon's

    There is something magical about Hammam Bouquet.

    It is the best.

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  22. Thread: Diptyque

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    Re: Diptyque

    I love Diptyque. I think they are specially good in creating green fragrances. All sorts of green notes are offered in their product line, and the notes are always true and faithful to nature....
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    Re: This may be weird but..

    I think that Pine, sharp Green notes and Vetiver are kind of cool, intellectual, rational notes. For a person who likes to think.
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  24. Re: Sur le Nil, aprés la Mousson or en Méditerranée?

    I prefer the mango one. Le Nil is the best.
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  25. Thread: Kenzo PH

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    Re: Kenzo PH

    I have it because I thought I should have at least one aquatic in my collection. But I have to admit, I don't like it very much.
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    Re: Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte Question

    I bought four bottles of EDOV Concentree at unlimitedperfumes.com . I paid only 30 bucks for each bottle. But just after I placed the order, they increased the price to 40 dollars each. I think they...
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    Re: Don't Mess with The Ruskies!

    I bought at www.cosmeticsbag.com .
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    Don't Mess with The Ruskies!

    Folks,

    You probably remember that I bought a few Russian perfumes a week ago. It was an impulsive buy, a risky bet. But the perfumes cost less than 7 dollars, so I was not riskying too much. I...
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    Re: Gift Suggestion for Brother

    Yes, yes, the concentree is by Ellena. Believe me, it is a very good fragrance. The troublel is that the regular version only lasts a few seconds on your skin. The concentree version lasts more than...
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    Re: Gift Suggestion for Brother

    I've never tried Terre D'hermes, but from what i read, it smells like ripe or almost rotten oranges. Eau d'orange Verte smells like the juice that comes out of the fresh orange "shell" (sorry, I...
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDP and pure Parfum(?)

    Thanks Mr. Guerlain. After your explanation, I decided to keep my Eau de Cologne and don't buy the EDP. I will stick to Guerlain's original intentions of creating a light fragrance. You saved me some...
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    Re: Gift Suggestion for Brother

    My brother is 35 years old, works in a bank, makes a lot of money, and likes wines and cigars. I gave him a bottle of Eau D'Orange Verte Concentree and he loved it. It was the perfect perfume for him...
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDP and pure Parfum(?)

    Thanks for the help, guys.
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    Re: Monsieur Givenchy or Eau Sauvage?

    Eau Sauvage rules!
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    Habit Rouge EDP and pure Parfum(?)

    Dear friends, I have the Eau de Cologne version of Habit Rouge, and I love it. But I suspect that the EDP version would be like another perfume, with different intensities of notes. In case you have...
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    Re: Favorite Musk

    Yes, Meharees is available online. Just google it and you'll find it. I think that Londons sell it too.
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    Re: The Best Perfume Cellar

    Evogel, what is the brand of your frost free mini fridge?
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  38. Re: Intriguing perfume poll from brazilian magazine (1986)

    Playboy magazine gives men excuses to buy it. "I bought it to learn more about colognes, honey". The girlfriends can't complain. :)

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  39. Re: Intriguing perfume poll from brazilian magazine (1986)

    Very nice, but you must tell us the name of the magazine. Was it Playboy, Contigo, Claudia, Manchete, or Capricho?

    (I'm Brazilian)
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    Re: The Best Perfume Cellar

    LOL. I knew someone would make fun of the superpowerful thing.

    But seriously, it is less humid inside the fridge than outside, because the temperature is lower and the humidity is transformed into...
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    Re: The Best Perfume Cellar

    A super-powerful basenoter, one of the great ones, sent me a PM and explained to me that mini fridges are the best option, because they don't have glass doors (so you don't have to cover the glass to...
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    The Best Perfume Cellar

    Dear friends, knowing how important the correct storage of perfumes is, I am planning to buy a "perfume cellar" to keep my collection safe and protected from light and heat. The problem is that there...
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    Re: Good Scent for Lawyer

    I think Eau Sauvage is perfect, but Mugler Cologne is not. To my nose,Mugler Cologne smells like a perfume for youngsters or very light hearted adults. Lawyers need more pomp, more circumstance. I do...
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    Re: The mystery of Oud

    Trust me guys, M7 and Black Oud are as faithful to the smell of real oud as those casinos in Las vegas are faithful to the atmosphere of the European places they try to imitate.

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    Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    I also bought Kouros blind. I was so scared of it in the beginning, but now I got used to it.

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    Re: Favorite Musk

    Meharees is a good perfume but doesn't smell like real musk, in my humble opinion. If you want 'real' musk for a cheaper price, you must buy Kiehls musk oil.

    But if you want the real thing, I...
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    Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    I did a very audacious semi-blind buy recently. I spent a fortune and bought Muscs Koublai Khan (also known as MKK here at basenotes).

    I had tried the wax sample, and I loved Kiehls musk oil. But...
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    Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    It is normal to blind buy. I do it a lot. If I don't like the perfume, I can sell it at the marketplace with a small loss, or give it as a gift on Christmas.
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    Re: basenotes in the news

    They focus on the women.
  50. Re: Perfumes of The East V: Alf Zohra Attar

    Tom, I know that there are a few online stores selling attars. Go to google, type attar, and see what happens. I got this as a gift, so I don't know where it is possible to buy it.

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    Re: Post your fragrance stories :)

    No.... this happened in 1991. I went to university in Sao Paulo and I never saw her again.

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    Re: Post your fragrance stories :)

    When I was a teenager, there was a girl in my class who was in love with me. Her name was Sabrina. I don't remember her surname anymore. She always seated near me and we always talked about this and...
  53. Perfumes of The East V: Alf Zohra Attar

    So, here's another review of an Indian Attar. This time I am going to describe the Alf Zohra attar. If any of you folks have tried this one, please share your impressions too.

    The Zohra attar is a...
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    Re: Perfumes of The East IV: Mitti Attar

    Yes, I perceive Mud and "Dark wet cool earth" as different things. To me, the Mitti Attar smells like soil, dark wet soil. It is not mud. According to my olfactory memories from childhood, dark soil...
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    Re: Your (very) first fragrances

    The first one I tried was English Lavender by Atkinson's. It belonged to my grandmother.

    The first one I got as a gift was Polo Green.

    The first one I bought was Azzaro.

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    Re: god d*mn you Kouros

    I spray kouros in my room when I want to demarcate my territory. Just like dogs and wolves do.

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  57. Re: Etro Messe de Minuit Or Avignon Incense?

    No perfume can match Avignon, in case you want the smell of a catholic church. But beware, it is very difficult to wear it. It is eccentric stuff.

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    Re: Perfumes of The East IV: Mitti Attar

    That means the trinkets have been continuously releasing sandalwood fragrance for more than two generations! It is amazing. If I go to India someday, I'll try to find a sandalwood trinket for me....
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    Re: I'm worried/Hampton Essentials

    I never use express mail, even when I am anxious to get the perfumes. The problem is that the store can always justify a delay by saying that it takes X days to process the order. My recommendation...
  60. Re: The one fragrance that gets me the most unsolicited compliments

    I always get compliments when I wear L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.

    I also got compliments when I wore Eau Sauvage, Hammam Bouquet and Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.
  61. Re: Guerlain collector, get out your wallet!

    I am curious.....Are you going to buy it, Mr Guerlain?
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  62. Re: Guerlain collector, get out your wallet!

    It is beautiful. I imagine that a magician could use it as part of his spectacle, opening the magic perfume box for the children to try the precious fragrances. :)

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    Re: sea memories

    Do you know the smell of the things that spent a long time immersed in sea water? I mean, like the smell of the wood pillars in a pier.... You can find this smell in Captain Molyneux. it is an...
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    Re: vetiver vs vetiver

    I just wanted to let you know that today I bought the last bottle of Givenchy Vetyver at Nordstrom Seattle. Sorry, folks, but I had to do it.

    RubenC and Dmarino, I will gladly send you a small...
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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    The only toothpaste that I use is Colgate TOTAL. This is the only toothpaste that really fights bad breath, because it kills germs with its formula. If you brush your tongue with this toothpaste,...
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    Re: A fruity/citrus for us older guys

    If you want fruit, wear the mango magic, Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes.

    If you want citrus, wear Eau D'Orange Verte Concentree (lasts a long time), or Armani Eau, or Eau d"hadrien.
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    Re: Perfumes of The East IV: Mitti Attar

    Thanks, Guys. I just wanted to add that it smells like dark wet cool earth, not dry or hot earth.
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    Perfumes of The East IV: Mitti Attar

    Continuing with my reviews of indian attars, here's a new one: my review of the Mitti attar. According to my Indian friend, this perfume is a staple of India. It smells of earth. I don't have Terre...
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    I guess the worst quality would be from perfumes that were developed during the communist regime. I have hope that at least 2 perfumes will be wearable. Let's see.

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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    Now the thing that I would like to know is this: were these perfumes created during the communist regime, or during the monarchy (Czar), or in recent years? If I knew this, I would have a good...
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    I bought these. I got free shipping.

    Item Name: Mystery for Him
    Very masculine, elegant and noble aroma of sandalwood with patchouli, vetiver and light citrus notes.

    Item Name: Crazy Rain...
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    I've just bought some of the perfumes. I was interested in the ones with Ylang-Ylang or blackcurrant notes. I will review some of them when I receive them. It is a risky bet, but I was feeling...
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    This is funny:

    "Triple 1894. C1524
    After shave splash
    The Original Eau de Cologne, which undergoes triple filtration...."

    Why do they filter it so many times? Is it a substitute for vodka? :)...
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    Re: Equipage as an Office Scent

    I think Equipage is a bit eccentric for the office. it is very different from the fragrances that most people wear nowadays. If your office is very liberal and informal, then I think it would be ok....
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    Re: What are your "Fun" Fragrances?

    The perfumes that lift my spirits, make me happy, bring me nice thoughts are Extra Vieille and Eau d"Hadrien. These two perfumes are the essence of happiness. The citrus in them is bright without...
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    Re: Fragrance for a Victorian Aristocrat

    If he likes to have torrid love affairs, then he would wear Hammam Bouquet. If he is proud, noble and handsome, but doesn't care very much about having an active love life, he would wear Blenheim...
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    Re: Can't find Roger and Gallet stuff

    Scooter, don't worry. You can use a web translator....it is not perfect but works pretty well for simple things. If they reply in French, just go to this website:

    http://www.freetranslation.com/
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    Re: Jean Patou for men.

    I bought a mini bottle (10ml) from germany, at the german Ebay. It is really a very good perfume, I have to admit. They shouldn't have terminated this one.
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  79. Re: Which of the Acqua di Parma Colonia products is your fave?

    Acqua di Parma original is very much like Extra Vieille Jean Marie Farina. It is a classic cologne. But it has a warmer heart than Extra Vieille. It is less sharp, and has a beautiful rose in the...
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    Re: Can't find Roger and Gallet stuff

    Scooter, just copy my letter and you will be fine. it just asks for samples (echantillons) of Extra Viille, etc, etc.
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    Re: Can't find Roger and Gallet stuff

    By the way, I received samples from france. Serge Lutens sent me samples. Diptyque sent me samples. It is quite possible that if you send an email to R&G in France, they will send samples to you.
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    Re: Can't find Roger and Gallet stuff

    the first thing to do is to go to www.1stperfume.com ( I placed 15 orders with them and they never failed me). Go there and try too find your perfumes.

    If you don't find the perfumes, then go to...
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    Re: if you have XXXXXX, you don't need XXXXXX

    If you have Zino, you don't need Heritage.
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    Re: Help: Bringing Kublai Khan to America

    Thanks so much, I am relieved.
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    Re: Help: Bringing Kublai Khan to America

    Dear friends, I have just received my Kublai Khan bottle. I absolutely love the perfume. It is purer, more animalic than Kiehls oil. But there is one problem: the bottle came in a sealed package, but...
  86. Re: The Trouble with Iquitos: Rose or Rubber

    Sorry for the abrupt change of subject, but why are Mike Perez, Ruggles, Vibert and SirSlarty using the same Avatar? Where does it come from?!

    P.S. I agree, it is probably a cult fragrance that...
  87. Re: Which of the Acqua di Parma Colonia products is your fave?

    I tried all of them, and I really think the original is the best. It is such a happy, uplifiting perfume. I love it.
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  88. Re: The Trouble with Iquitos: Rose or Rubber

    Yes, yes, Mike's description is perfect. Ungaro III plus rubber.
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  89. Re: The Trouble with Iquitos: Rose or Rubber

    AK3D, I've never tried Bvlgari Black....
    I don't know of any perfume with the same rubber note, however Kolnich Juchten, a radical, powerful russian leather perfume (it is a mixture of ashtray and...
  90. Re: A sophisticated, intelligent, and edgy scent...

    I fit your description, and I love Hammam Bouquet and L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
    Knize Ten was a very good suggestion too.

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  91. The Trouble with Iquitos: Rose or Rubber

    When I posted a thread about my perfume collection, a few basenoters were convinced that Iquitos was missing in it. They told me it would be an important addition. To them, it was an error to...
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    Re: Going to China tomorrow

    I spent 7 weeks in China, during the summer, visiting Beijing and Shanghai. I found many shopping centers and malls that sold the usual western designer fragrances. But I regret that I did not look...
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    Re: Creed Bois Du Portugal

    I love the smoky-sweet-creamy ambergris base of BdP. I think it is beautiful and perfectly balanced. It is a masterful creation.

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    Re: Bringing Kublai Khan to America

    Guys, I tried the wax sample of MKK, but never the perfume itself. I loved the wax sample and also Kiehl's musk oil. So I do believe this is a safe buy/bet. I'll keep you informed about how it goes....
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    Help: Bringing Kublai Khan to America

    I just wanted to tell you guys that I am in the middle of the process of bringing a bottle of Muscs Koublai Khan (By Serge Lutens) to the US. I am using the services of a Mail Forwarding company in...
  96. Re: Eau d'Hermes: beautiful and hideous, hate or love?

    Yeah, I don't detect any leather either. But I do think the cumin note is very very strong! Besides the cumin in the top and middle, it has a subtle animalic basenote that is amazingly similar to the...
  97. Re: Eau d'Hermes: beautiful and hideous, hate or love?

    I compare this perfume to Eau Sauvage. The difference is that it is much more animalic, and uses orange instead of lemmon.
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  98. Re: Perfumes of The East III: Top Quality Agarwood Oil

    Today I tested both agarwood oils. Here's my report: The grade A oil lasts longer, has no medicinal notes, is darker and has the horse stable smell that the grade C oil doesn't have. It also has a...
  99. Re: Perfumes of The East III: Top Quality Agarwood Oil

    AK3D, it is true, it is only the topnotes that are fresh, and these are the ones that remind me of XS. The middle/base notes are different. XS keeps the fresh notes for a long time, so it is not the...
  100. Re: Perfumes of The East III: Top Quality Agarwood Oil

    Folks, my nose was congested today, so I couldn't run the experiment. But I'll do it soon. I will also review some of the other attars.

    I had a surprise yesterday. I discovered that one of the...
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