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  1. [International] Re: Dior Privee, Amouage, Lutens Bell Jars, Chanel extraits, vintages and more!

    Bump! new bell jars added!
  2. [International] Re: Dior Privee, Amouage, Lutens Bell Jars, Chanel extraits, vintages and more!

    bump!
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    Re: Smoky Citrus ?

    Andy Tauer - Incense Extreme (and lonestar too)
    Etro Messe de Minuit (hell lot more smoke but the lemon-peel citrus is there)

    Nicolai Eau d'Ete (may not like this one so much, but it's definitely...
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    [International] Re: Bhatti's Swap Thread

    Bump!
  5. Re: Any good fragrances with a strong mastic note?

    You should seriously consider Parfum d'Empire - Corsica Furiosa. Outstanding mastic.
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    Re: Need Niche Suggestions ?

    Tauer
    MDCI's masculines (may affect your OCD because one of the busts is Dark, the other three are White)
    Naomi Goodsir (buy them before they get reformulated, seriously)
    Papillon (Anubis is...
  7. Re: Please help me find these particular effect scents

    Salty-metallic: TDC Bois d'Iris, Bleu de Chanel, Aventus
    Citrus Bitterness: C&S Citrus Paradisi, Hermes Concentree d'Orange Verte, Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi
    Warm Habit Rouge bloom: Habit Rouge...
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    Re: chypre palatin

    I own and love both - Invasion is very restrained, comfortably worn.
    Chypre Palatin is starched white shirt: proper, spicy (spicy always denotes something "formal" for me, not sure why) and dress...
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    New from Hermes: Equipage Geranium

    I bought a full bottle of thus after testing a sample on and off for a few weeks. It is truly wonderful stuff. I do like geranium, own geranium pour monsieur, no. 88, and a number of other fragrances...
  10. Re: What one bottle of Guerlain fragrance (recent not vintage) will ALWAYS be in your collection?

    Derby has been in continuous production since the Bee Bottle version (which was the first Derby I tried) came out - it was repackaged in the wooden-bottle version without, if I recall correctly, a...
  11. Poll: Re: What is an "expensive" scent, in terms of your budget ? POLL.

    I started out when I was a student. Took enough courage just to learn to spend on samples. Best thing I ever did while my tastes matured was to keep smelling the same samples over and over until I...
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    Re: Your favourite energy boosting fragrances

    Frederic Malle Geranium pour Monsieur - there's something to be said for the uplifting power of geraniums. At other times I reach for a dry woody scent like La Via del Profumo's Ihram.
  13. Re: What one bottle of Guerlain fragrance (recent not vintage) will ALWAYS be in your collection?

    One Guerlain? LOL!

    Derby, though. Definitely Derby.
  14. Poll: Re: What is an "expensive" scent, in terms of your budget ? POLL.

    Anything over $1/ml is expensive enough to warrant a 2-3ml sample first, and trying it out a half dozen times over a month or so.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Hear hear! I strongly agree with this - Dior's Cuir Cannage bears a resemblance too, in the leather aspects. Do try Sarrasins though - it inverts the balance: Cuir mauresque is a leather with...
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    Re: Your favorite Pierre Bourdon creation

    Kouros! Though git/cw come close.

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    Re: New: Dunhill Icon

    That would likely be Dior Homme, but this Dunhill was actually a decent one

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  18. Re: Is Concentre d' Orange Verte by Hermes too dated for nowadays?

    Now, and forever, relevant: we will never stop needing a good jolt of citrus in the summers (or winters for that matter)

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    Re: Balance My Fledgling Collection

    If extreme balance is what you're after, may I recommend:

    A bright, uncompromisingly refreshing citrus:
    Hermes - Eau d'Orange Verte / Jo Malone - Lime, Basil & Mandarin

    A cool leather:
    Knize...
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    Re: What's on your holiday wishlist?

    Just Heeley's Phoenicia. Then I can kick back and actually start finishing my bottles.

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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Greatest Fragrance

    Timbuktu towers over anything else that he's done - a clear, cool, smoky-woody floral.

    Although, in all fairness I think about 15% of my entire wardrobe is Duchaufour creations.

    Sent from my...
  22. Thread: Wanted!

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    Re: Wanted!

    bump!
  23. Re: Recommendations, please. Mature professional needs help.

    Like many have said:

    Guerlain Derby - smooth, calm, refined and complex. A scent of great balance. Cool, creamy leather. I believe this should be the top of your list. Saks or Neiman Marcus carry...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    The section d'or, regardless of price, is a fairly poor collection, the perfumes do not speak to you like the earlier lutens - and this lack of creative direction is evident in every one of them (ive...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    A great, no, grand house. Sampled all and owned over 25 of them before I started cutting down (you're welcome, Dane ;) ).

    Which is why it hurts to see what is being released under its name for the...
  26. Re: What's your best fruits/woods type of mainstream-designer?

    Precisely why i recommend Rocabar. And also, on second thought, Geo F Trumper's Eucris.


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  27. Re: What's your best fruits/woods type of mainstream-designer?

    Hermes Rocabar - fruity woods, and not just flourescent fruit salad over a woody amber.


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    Re: Best Men's Gourmand Fragrance(s)?

    Lubin's Korrigan. Superbly buttery.
  29. Re: Thierry Wasser: How has he been doing so far?

    I know personally three young women (aged 12, 20 & 24) previously averse to perfume who have loved La Petite Robe Noire enough to move on to Guerlain classics, especially L'Heure Blueue, Mitsouko &...
  30. Re: Leaher Jacket and White cotton candy scent.....

    Dzing! - If you want bit less cotton candy than Angel.
    Montale must have a sweet oud/vanilla that could be what you're looking for - I'm afraid I don't have much experience of the line.
  31. Thread: Wanted!

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    Re: Wanted!

    Bump! More edits and updates
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Friday sale

    Basenoters, by your powers combined..!
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Friday sale

    They had a 30% off everything code last year - they still charge shipping to the US, though it's a great deal all by itself.
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    Re: What is your first love at first sniff?

    M7, back in 2002. Burned the smell into my memory. And yes, still love.


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    Re: Le Labo Cuir 28 Alternatives?

    I third the Hermessence, but if looking for more of the animalic bit try Montale's wonderful Aoud Cuir d'Arabie


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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    DS & Durga make a great smoky lavender - Burning Barbershop, do try it!

    I like lavender + incense combos a lot actually, but sadly no one to my knowledge has yet made an extrait-strength French...
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    Re: New Heeley - Chypre 21 !

    Indeed! I winced at the mention of Poirot as well - Poirot would wear a fougere, bien sur, or perhaps Habit Rouge or Knize Ten.


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    Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    Encre Noire is easily my most complimented fragrance, by those who do not know me. Patients and those from a horticultural/agricultural background in particular respond the most to it.

    It was one...
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    Re: The Noir 29 by Le Labo

    Tried my sample a few times - the fruity-figgy note felt so familiar and i kept walking around trying to figure (lol) it out. It hit je a few days later - Un Jardin en Mediterrenae by Hermes!
    ...
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    Hey!

    I've ordered to Pakistan where customs officials are known on occassion to put up some hurdles and postal services are not too reliable, but not once in four large orders have i ever been...
  41. Thread: Wanted!

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    Re: Wanted!

    Bump! Some edits and updates
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    Ive been wearing la fille de Berlin for almost two years now, its a fantastic masculine rose: dry, peppery, almost hollow. Keep eith it! Try Amouage Lyric Man, FM Une Rose, Tauer Incense Rose, Une...
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    Re: Which Amouage Opus Do you Like The Best?

    Seven. That sticky, spicy, resinous green.


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  44. Re: Dark/Mysterious/Cold Weather/Masculine Fragrances

    If being one with the cold, Equipage.
    If projecting warmth in the face of cold, Cuir de Russie or New York.

    I agree that neither is very mysterious, but they work quite well in the context of a...
  45. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    In 2012, it was Encre Noire & L'Instant de Guerlain
    2013: Caron pour un Homme & Timbuktu
    2014: Knize Ten & Guerlain Homme Intense
    2015: Been wearing a huge variety so no particular one.


    Sent...
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    Re: Wet shaver favourites............

    Trumper's Skin Food as the balm, followed by Knize Ten for conservative suit days, Derby for evenings with the SO, and something diverse if its not one of these situations.


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  47. Re: Similar to Guerlain Agua Allegoria Pamplelune

    Memo - African Leather. Sample it, you'll be surprised. Has a fantastic grapefruit and vetiver note, very durable too. Sadly, a bit pricey.


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    Re: Reformulations.

    From my experience:

    My dad wore fahrenheit (i was born in 1988) all my childhood. After 1995 (when i was 7), i next smelled a bottle of fahrenheit in 2009. It was not the same. I kept thinking my...
  49. Re: Barbershop picks that are sweet and very modern?

    Entry level barbershop:

    Azzaro pour Homme (spicy fougere)
    Pascal Morabito Or Black (less well known but available on eBay for very reasonable prices. A cool, slightly leathery fougere - sweet,...
  50. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - December 2015

    I'm up for 10 ml of Andy Tauer's new Tauerville: Amber Flash. Especially if the split host can decant it into a 10ml glass rollerball (only the 30ml spray seems to be listed on Parfum1.com)
  51. Thread: Wanted!

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    Re: Wanted!

    Bump!

    Still wanted.
  52. Bhatti's Splits - Serge Lutens Renard Constrictor, Heeley Iris de Nuit, Knize Forest, Sec, Two

    Hello all!

    I've finally decided to give this split thing a shot!

    Rules/Features:

    1. Always contact via PM. Do not bump the thread. Provide your Paypal ID and shipping address when you PM,...
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    Poll: Re: Fougere Poll

    Invasion Barbare. That's all.
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    @Mythrol I just realized that Bruno Fazzolari's Lampblack is also a decent vetiver!

    Also, check inbox.
  55. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Any interest in the Lutens' top-of-the-line Renard Constrictor? 10 x 5 ml splits should be good.
  56. Thread: Wanted!

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    Wanted!

    Hello!

    Below is a list of perfumes I'd happily swap, or do a swap+cash for! Bottles preferred unless otherwise noted. Please see my swap thread HERE.

    Want List:
    (Note: these are the only...
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    Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Denzel Washington places a bottle of shalimar parfum on a dresser he has reconstructed for his mother, in American Gangster


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  58. Re: If I like to wear Hermes Rocabar, what else will I like to wear?

    I owned Rocabar. Based on that, and from others i own/owned, you should try:

    Geo F Trumper Eucris
    Serge Lutens Bois et Fruits
    Hermes Equipage
    Chanel Egoiste
    Guerlain Heritage
    John Varvatos...
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    For vetivers,

    Phaedon Black Vetiver
    Nicolai Vetyver (if they have it)
    Etro Vetiver
    Etro Shaal Nur

    Other stuff they have that you could sample: the MDCI line for starters. Thry also have the...
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    The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Fantastic series! Really enjoyed reading the reviews.

    I own/have tried a fair number of vetivers myself:
    Guerlain
    C&S Vetiver Vert (sample)
    Hermes VT
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Sycomore
    Tauer Vetiver...
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    Re: Best fragrances under $60 online

    Waaay too many.

    Top 5 (masculines): Encre Noire, Azzaro pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain, Chergui, Caron pour un Homme.

    But honestly....too much choice man. Guerlain alone has: vetiver, habit...
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    Re: Most used fragrance!

    Terre d'Hermes, followed by Guerlain Vetiver.


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    Re: New from Hermes: Equipage Geranium

    Oh man I actually really like the current formula of Equipage, and I own an ancient vintage!

    If anyone wishes to swap their current formula for my vintage, shoot me a PM!

    On topic: i really...
  64. Re: Perfumes close to the actual burning oud wood?

    If you want an extremely "dry" feeling from a sweet woody oud, i recommend Memo Shams Oud.


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    Re: New York fragrance

    It is. I owm both vintage and current New York, and New York Intense falls in between the two in terms of depth and richness.


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    Re: Looking for that New Dress Shoe Smell

    Clean shoes: Chanel Cuir de Russie. It should perfectly hit the spot. I wear leather soled shoes every day.

    Oh and by the way, leather shoes when you take them off: Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.
    ...
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    Re: How do you keep track of your samples?

    I use old cigar boxes - 1-2 houses per box for the ones I have tons of samples of, and a few deep boxes where all the one-off ones go.

    My sister actually recommended getting one of those small...
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    Re: Favourite Frankincense Fragrances?

    Oh man there's a ton of great incense perfumes out there! Here's my favourites, organized in a Best of (Incense + X genre) list:

    Andy Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain (sweet, ambery - frankly, try...
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    I've only tried Sa Majeste la Rose once, in a store, and I didn't think much of it - not enough to even sample it later. To be honest, it didn't smell like a Lutens at all, just a straightforward...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare v. Sartorial

    I owned both. Sartorial is a good half-chypre, half-fougere bridged by beeswax and incense, and yes, it is classy, but it doesn't satisfy me. Invasion Barbare, which I still have and use...
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    Serge Lutens - La Fille de Berlin

    You should definitely try this one. A wonderfully dry, peppery rose, more full-bodied than Paestum Rose, not that fruity, not gourmand at all.

    Tauer - Incense...
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    Re: favorite jasmine ?

    I strongly second Tawaf. Outstanding, long-lasting dewy-fresh jasmine.

    My own personal jasmine rankings:

    Indolic jasmine: SL Sarrasins
    Spicy jasmine: TDC Jasmin de Nuit
    Rich jasmine: Tawaf...
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    Whatever I feel about what they have done so far, this right up here ^ is the ONLY way they are ever going to be in a position to take a risk and release a ballsy perfume anytime, at whatever price...
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    I missed this thread the first time around, but I'm glad Casiquire bumped it.

    I feel Guerlain's stuck dealing with a lot of problems now, like outline above.

    However, I have to disagree with...
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    Re: Online (shops) in Italy?

    I have bought from sacrocuoreprofumi.it.

    They're one of the few that sell Bogue (Essenza Nobile does too now btw)

    My experience was a good one - they were quick to reply, to ship and generous...
  76. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I've searched the forum and didn't see any listed, so here goes:

    I'm willing to host a CONUS + International split of Byredo Oud Immortel. I missed out on the earlier splits because I hadn't...
  77. Thread: Tauer

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    Re: Tauer

    I started with L'Air, then Lonestar, then Incense Rose, Incense Extreme, Eau d'Epices, Rose Chypree, and Rose de Kandahar. I've sampled Orange Star, Le Maroc, Reverie and Vetiver Dance, Rose...
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    Re: Istanbul - perfume shopping?

    hednic: I can't speak for the city, but Istanbul Ataturk airport has a fair number of great niche lines.

    Hermessence, Guerlain Exclusives, Chanel Exclusifs, Armani Prive

    In my opinion the above...
  79. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    Selling decants would allow a splitter great flexibility in case one person drops out of a split. And the up-front escrow or other $$$ commitment for splits is good, but needs a mechanism to prevent...
  80. Re: New French House - Institut Tres Bien - 3 NEW EDPs!!

    Sweet! I've been looking to try these for a while now! I'll contact the Institut and see what's possible
  81. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    Hey you're right, the option to order samples is no longer there. Interestingly, when I emailed them in January, they said the website was being updated and would include an option for samples. In...
  82. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    That's odd. I ordered mine just a month ago! Hmm
  83. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    I have samples the entire line and have about half.

    1. Azemour Les Orangers: Citrus, moss, hay. Superb.
    2. Equistrius: Iris-violet-rose, sweet and comfortable
    3. Musc Tonkin: Dewy-fresh musk,...
  84. Re: Customs Duties/Taxes and Fees into the US?

    Have perfume ordered from Germany, France, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Canada, Singapore, heck even the UK, never had any customs charges or trouble at all so far
  85. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Anyone in the mood for some of the classic Guerlain parfums? I'd happily take Vol de Nuit, Shalimar, Jicky and Nahema. Small quantities. Say, 5-10 ml, preferably in a dab or rollerball?
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    Re: Displaying Fragrances

    This. Best of both worlds imo. Bonus points if the cabinet itself is black.
  87. Re: Single notes, soliflores and the search for simplicity...

    Interesting. That precise train of thought is what makes me regard the early- and middle-period Serge Lutens releases so highly: A major central note with details added all around it. The best...
  88. Thread: Raw Fruit?

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    Re: Raw Fruit?

    That is precisely correct! When you said lime and teak (ie, wood), I was reminded of a properly dry and sour perfume: L'Artisan's Navegar!
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    [International] Bhatti's Swap Thread

    Hello!

    In keeping with marketplace rules, kindly DO NOT post in this thread, but PM me anytime! I welcome offers for multiples, but I'm looking to tone down the number of decants and bottles I...
  90. Thread: Raw Fruit?

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    Re: Raw Fruit?

    Sour as in citric/acidic? Look for green-lemon or strong grapefruit notes with pepper/vetiver in the base. Sourness by itself is almost exclusively a taste sensation and not a smell (hydrogen ions)...
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    Poll: Re: Official retailers vs Online discounters

    Online as much as possible. Have only been screwed over once in 300+ purchases, which is an acceptable error rate for the huge savings over buying retail.
  92. Thread: Raw Fruit?

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    Re: Raw Fruit?

    I'm talking about the Aedes de Venustas EDP, not the L'Artisan one. (both are by Duchaufour btw). Awesome, hope you have a great time sampling these!
  93. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    The men's market is kind of less stratified than the women's: far more men own a fougere of some kind than women own an aldehydic floral of any kind, wouldn't you say? That's on the basis of...
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    Re: Oud invasion of US high end malls

    Actually there's a whollllle lot of Arab and Arab-related residents and visitors in Houston, especially at the Galleria where most of these are sold. I was genuinely surprised.

    Oud is........well,...
  95. Thread: Raw Fruit?

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    Re: Raw Fruit?

    L'Artisan's Premier Figuier was the first thing I thought of: raw, green, fig, sap. Strongly recommend you try it.
    Aedes de Venustas' signature EDP is has a central "green rhubarb" note that feels...
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    Re: Spicy-smoky-sweet

    L'Artisan Timbuktu (leans towards smoky)
    Diptyque L'Eau (leans towards spicy)
    Divine L'Etre Aime Femme (leans towards sweet)

    However, all three incorporate the soft, sweet, spicy, smoky...
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    Re: Shipping Fragrances overseas

    My method of choice has been to declare the package a "fragile glass bottle" on customs. Has worked well so far, not a single loss or returned package, including to APO addresses. This applies to...
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    Re: Looking for a new Fragrance- Mint/Citrus

    Guerlain Homme is an excellent choice, in my opinion. I too am a fan of minty scents, across all price ranges (from Guerlain homme at $38/bottle to Frederic Malle's Geranium pour Monsieur).

    There...
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    A few come to mind, most prominently Lutens La Fille de Berlin. However, as a few have pointed out, le labo rose 31 isn't a rose at all.


    If you are willing to wait for maximum discount, get...
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    Re: Good Price for Frederic Malle

    OP, if you are located outside the EU, try essenza-nobile.de

    One of the few sites that stock Malle, deduct VAT and ship around the world for free.
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