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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    I currently own Aoud, Amber Aoud, Scandal pour Homme and Puredistance M which was also created by Roja Dove.
    Generally speaking, all his fragrances share a similar texture and smoothness that I...
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    Re: Puredistance M or Roja Dove Fetish for men

    +1
    I own M and recently tried both the EdP and extrait version of Fetish pour Homme. Did it a while back and didn´t like Fetish, did it again and still don´t like it. M is MUCH more wearable and...
  3. Re: Roja Dove Reckless Pour Homme and Roja Dove's Goodmans

    How would you describe Goodman´s?
  4. Thread: Modern chypres?

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    Re: Modern chypres?

    Thank you for all the recommendations! Haven´t heard of a single one before :) Guess I have to order some samples...
  5. Thread: Modern chypres?

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    Modern chypres?

    Which chypres come to mind that are not "too" classical, but more modern? I already know and like M and Chypre Palatin. As mentioned in another thread, an example of one that´s too classical for my...
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    "Smooth" fragrance houses?

    I'm a huge fan of Roja Dove and I'm looking for something equally smooth and refined.
    Which fragrance houses come to mind?
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    You´re welcome :smiley:



    Yeah, the asking price is insane. But it haunts me just thinking about it, it´s so mesmerizing. I´m not sure I can justify spending that much. After all, it´s "just" a...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    The use of synthetics is nothing negative at all. In fact, I read that a perfumer (can´t remember the name though) explained that both naturals and synthetics are needed when creating a perfume....
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    OK, I just got back from a short trip to London and had a chance to visit the new Salon de Parfum in Harrods. It was a remarkable experience, this place is full of beautiful perfumes, big decanters...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Glad you like it! I got my 2014 version a few months back and read it within a few days. It´s clear that he really loves what he does and has a lot of knowledge.

    BTW, I just saw that a new Roja...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    You´re right, I thoroughly enjoyed reading that book.
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    I have and love both and while I wouldn´t call them "crowd pleasers", they are neither offensive nor challenging. I find them fairly similar, but to me Aoud is a bit more tamed (esp. the rose) making...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Thanks!
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Found it, thanks! The blending you mention is something I love about his other creations as well, everything runs together so smoothly. However, I´m still wondering how it acutally smells. Is it...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    I don´t get this whole price discussion and I find it extremely annoying to be honest. Personally, I think that Creed, Bond No. 9, Clive Christian and Amouage (just to name a few) are way too...
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    Roja Dove appreciation thread

    The first time I heard the name Roja Dove was when I discovered "M" by Puredistance around two or three years ago. It took me a while to finally try (and buy) it a little over a year ago.

    I...
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    Re: Roja Dove: Aoud vs. Amber Aoud vs. Musk Aoud

    How would you describe the difference between the regular Amber Aoud and the Absolue Precieux? Read in another thread that it is supposed to be three times as concentrated...
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    Re: Roja Dove: Aoud vs. Amber Aoud vs. Musk Aoud

    I had the chance to sniff Musk Aoud only once (on paper only) and remember it being very harsh and strong in the beginning - certainly far from "easy to wear" as I read somewhere. Would you agree...
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    Re: Roja Dove: Aoud vs. Amber Aoud vs. Musk Aoud

    Sure, Amber Aoud gets more woody and a bit dry and "open" after the opening. It seems that there is more "air" between the notes, but it´s still pretty good blended together. This is the phase I...
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    Roja Dove: Aoud vs. Amber Aoud vs. Musk Aoud

    I have a small decant of Amber Aoud here which is very good. However I get a very strong rose, especially in the beginning and I really don´t get any amber. Still a nice fragrance though. How does it...
  21. Similar top notes in TF Oud Wood & Guerlain Bois d'Arménie??

    Does anyone else get a similar vibe from those two? I get a very prominent fir note in both. Didn´t like it in Oud Wood (the reason I sold it) and don´t like it in Bois d'Arménie.
    Which ingredient...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Roja Dove - Scandal Pour Homme. Amazing amazing transformation from a "simple" beginning to a very full, complex and flat out beautiful base that holds on for about 24 hours (and this is the EdP...
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    Re: Is my bottle of Amouage Memoir Man legit?

    Opened it up and the number on the bottle matches the number on the box btw.
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    Re: Is my bottle of Amouage Memoir Man legit?

    Didn´t want to confuse any of you :laugh:
    I never had to ask if a bottle is fake because I never purchased from questionable sources, so I always could be sure to buy with confidence, even if that...
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    Re: Is my bottle of Amouage Memoir Man legit?

    Sorry guys, you´re right - I kinda hate those "is my bottle fake" threads myself. I never had this before with any bottle I purchased, don´t know what made me nervous... Great to hear everything is...
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    Is my bottle of Amouage Memoir Man legit?

    Purchased from a reputable seller, but didn´t receive a delivery slip, so I thought I´d better ask before I open it up...

    EDIT: are there even fakes of Amouage bottles?

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  27. Re: Which masculine Guerlain Exclusive should I try?

    OK, I went out and tried a few of the mentioned Guerlains and wanted to share my opinion on them.
    Derby - not as brutal as Knize, but IMO in the same vein. Couldn´t stand it on paper so it didn´t...
  28. Re: Which masculine Guerlain Exclusive should I try?

    Thanks for your input!
    Basically I´m not specifically looking for scents marketed towards men, but more for those that have a masculine vibe. I think that after trying SDV, Cuir Beluga and Tonka...
  29. Which masculine Guerlain Exclusive should I try?

    First of all, to me Guerlains "L´Art Et La Matière" series is the pinnacle of modern perfumery - for women. My wife has a few of them and they are absolutely amazing on her. However, while the...
  30. Thread: Good fougères?

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    Re: Good fougères?

    Wow, quite a "few" to choose from :)
    Thanks, that will keep me busy for a while...
  31. Thread: Good fougères?

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    Good fougères?

    Which are good fougères to try? Recently sampled Roja Doves "Scandal pour Homme" and loved it - was like Armanis Eau Pour Homme at first, but got fantastic within a few hours. Thinking about buying...
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    Which one did you try?
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    Had the chance to try a few of them today. Here are my impressions...

    Fetish Pour Homme: I cannot see how this should be similar to M in any way. Much more animalic with a very distinct incense /...
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    Re: Roja Dove fragrances

    I hear you... But since M is available in the 60ml size for a more "reasonable" price it´s interesting for me. 17.5ml for 165€ ist just crazy. Do you remember which MDCI smelled similar? Have never...
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    Roja Dove fragrances

    More recently, I´m really into dense, warm fragrances like Puredistance M, so I found the thread about Roja Dove´s Fetish very interesting. I would love to try some / more of his stuff, but I only...
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    Kilian Gold Oud / Black Oud?

    Seeing that those are available in the Kilian online store, has anybody tried them? What are they like? I´m wondering if one might be for me. Out of Kilians "regular" oud line, I only like Amber Oud....
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    Suggestions on what to get next

    I currently have:

    - Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    - Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    - Tom Ford For Men
    - Nasomatto Black Afgano
    - Davidoff Zino
    - Creed Tabarome
    - Kilian Amber Oud
  38. Re: Asking for suggestions based on my collection...

    Wow, thanks for taking the time to post that! :thumbsup:
    I already tried many of the ones you mentioned, but some of them are still on my radar (esp. Puredistance, Eau Duelle, Tauer LDDM, Leather...
  39. Re: Asking for suggestions based on my collection...

    I´m in my early 30s.
    Yeah Tom Ford For Men is a great fragrance which smells more expensive than it really is. Interesting that it lasts on your skin as I heard a lot of people complaining about...
  40. Re: Asking for suggestions based on my collection...

    Interesting, as I have tested a couple of them a few months ago. Aoud Musk, Aoud Safran, Dark Aoud, Moon Aoud and White Aoud. They are special and all share a certain style, but it´s not really what...
  41. Re: Asking for suggestions based on my collection...

    Thanks! Lots of interesting suggestions, even some I have never heard of. Will definately check them out soon :thumbsup:
  42. Asking for suggestions based on my collection...

    Would you mind to suggest some fragrances I might like based on my small collection?

    I currently own:
    - Nasomatto Black Afgano (just got it a few days ago and love it)
    - Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille...
  43. Re: Interested in XerJoff Oud Stars - but which one?

    @all: thank you for your advice... seems like this line is not for me. I´ll definately check out the Mona di Orio Oud, maybe that´s the one...

    @JiveHippo: well, it seems to me that it adds a touch...
  44. Interested in XerJoff Oud Stars - but which one?

    Hello all,

    on my journey to find an oud fragrance I like, I discovered the XerJoff Oud Star series. There is no way for me to try them in a store, so I have to order samples. But even the samples...
  45. Re: Having a hard time finding my way through Montale...

    Thanks for all of those recommendations. I went with samples of Moon Aoud, White Aoud, Dark Aoud, Aoud Musk and Aoud Safran. I´m really curious...
  46. Having a hard time finding my way through Montale...

    I´m really interested in that brand as I´m slowly discovering that I like rich, deep, warm oriental fragrances. I really loved Armanis Oud Royal, however I only get poor longevity out of it :cry: On...
  47. Please compare Tobacco Vanille to Mona di Orios Vanille fragrances

    Unfortunately, it´s kind of hard for me to try Mona di Orios fragrances, so I´m trying to get a few opinions before I get into them. I currently own TV, however for some time, I find it very...
  48. Didn´t like Kilians Pure Oud - will I like Armanis Oud Royal?

    Pure Oud developed a distinctive smell of burned rubber on my skin. Unfortunately, I wasn´t able to try Oud Royal on my skin as the tester was broken, but the tester itself smelled exactly like Pure...
  49. Re: Kilian A Taste Of Heaven - different formulations?

    Sorry, can´t remember which one it is. I´m not a big fan of this fragrance, but tried it some time ago to find out if they´re different.
  50. Kilian A Taste Of Heaven - different formulations?

    I have two samples of it, one is a lot brighter in its color than the other. Both smell very similar, one of them (can´t remember which one) just develops a bit slower than the other. Minimal...
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    Re: Please school me on L´Artisan Parfumeur

    This was all just IMHO of course. As I said, I like his approach, but TOH develops a sticky sweet note on my skin. Thats a shame as I like the opening. Glad you like it :thumbsup:
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    Re: Please school me on L´Artisan Parfumeur

    Although obviously made of very high quality ingredients, they are either too sweet (sth, toh, btb), too feminine or develop very strange on my skin. I really wanted to like them, but unfortunately...
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    Please school me on L´Artisan Parfumeur

    I´m a bit overstrained by their vast choice of Fragrances. Although I saw that they categorize them into groups (citrus, oriental...), it´s still hard to choose a few to sample first.

    Some...
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    Re: Will I like Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille?

    Okay, so I went out and tried Aramis Havana, Guerlain Vetiver and Tobacco Vanille. After I went home, I also tried Kilians Back To Black which I have a sampler of left.

    To me, the smell of Havana...
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    Re: Will I like Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille?

    Thank you all for your input and the alternatives I should look for! :thumbup:
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    Will I like Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille?

    Generally, I really like tobacco scents and already tried some which are:

    - Thierry Mugler Pure Havane: just too f***n sweet, can´t stand it
    - Odori Tabacco: smelled like a cold ashtray
    - Kilian...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage - opinions needed

    Thanks for all of your input. While I´m still thinking about getting a small bottle, are there any alternatives I should look into? Until a few days ago, I was not really into those scents, so I´m...
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    Dior Eau Sauvage - opinions needed

    I recently smelled it for the first time and really really liked it. However, it´s kind of a dated scent and I´m only 30. I know, you should wear what you feel comfortable with, but I don´t want the...
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    Re: What is similar to Tom Ford Oud Wood?

    Thank you all for your suggestions!!
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    What is similar to Tom Ford Oud Wood?

    I tried it today and absolutely loved it, however I can´t justify spending that much, so I´m looking for alternatives. What is similar? I also tried Ulrich Lang´s "Nightscape" which is a bit similar,...
  61. Re: If Amouage Reflection is too sweet and heavy for me - will I like the other Amouage scents?

    Thank you very much for all your responses. Helped me a lot!


    Could you elaborate on the exact differences?



    Thanks!!
  62. Re: If Amouage Reflection is too sweet and heavy for me - will I like the other Amouage scents?

    Now that you mention it... I think I agree.



    I like fragrances that are slightly spicy and woody. Not too much, just a bit. For example, I like Creeds Tabarome or Guerlains Homme. But for...
  63. If Amouage Reflection is too sweet and heavy for me - will I like the other Amouage scents?

    Hello everybody,

    I just registered but have been a reader in this forum for quite a while. Great source of knowledge here!!

    In search of another fragrance, I recently discovered Amouage. I...
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