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  1. Thread: eau du sud

    by trex57
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    Re: eau du sud

    Great summer fragrance. One of my first niche purchases. Citric, green and a touch of spice. One of the best of this house IMHO.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks

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  3. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    Agree with OP-Musc Ravageur from Malle
  4. Re: Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    Maybe Peau d'Espagne/Spanish Leather from SMN
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    Re: Male Summer Fragrance Recommendation

    Maybe, Eau de Sud-Annick Goutal or 34 Blvd St Germain by Diptyque. BTW, welcome to Basenotes
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

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    From a sample-Wow, what a treat. Dark and dirty. Wonderful scent.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Tonic-Abel

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    Re: Your Top 3 from Parfumerie Générale?

    1. Querelle 5
    2. Aomassai 4
    3. L'Ombre Fauvre 4
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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    Quite inexpensive and a very nicely composed amber.
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    I have two:

    Chypre Palatin-MDCI and Clove Absolute-Washington Tremlett
  11. Re: Let's pair cocktails with our favorite colognes

    Idole-Lubin and a rum laced tiki cocktail.
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    Lemon in Zest/By Killian

    I just wanted to let you know this is available on his website. Specially created for his store in Lugano, Switzerland. Its part of the site specific line. This includes Apple Brandy, Vodka on the...
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    Re: New home for splits?

    I'd be interested in finding out as well.
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    Re: On perfumers reviewing perfumes etc

    Well, that was an interesting diatribe from Angelo.

    "Clowns" usually scare me. This pseudo-intellectual "clown" bores the hell out of me.

    Please stop Angelo, you've been called out. And thats...
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    Re: No mass!

    Agree with Chanel 1. Bad writing/stream of consciousness/unconsciousness makes me move on very quickly. That includes fragrances.
  16. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    I can only speak from my experience. For me theres always swaps available on BN. Over time I have met and swapped with a small group of really nice people. Without exception they are generous to a...
  17. Thread: No mass!

    by trex57
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    Re: No mass!

    Oh Angelo. Operating outside of conventional industry standards is a noble mission. Even though Pitti is not for you, it may be essential for others. You gotta eat, right?


    BTW, what is the...
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    Re: Fragrances with a "Narcotic Effect"

    One that popped into my head immediately is Freak by Illamasqua. It can be a bit "trippy"

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    And, of course, Kinski.
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    Re: Sample ideas? :)

    Lubin-Le Vetiver/maybe Idole
    Atelier-Pomelo Paradisi
    Annick Goutal-Eau de Sud
    Profumum-Acqua Viva
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    Re: New!! - 3 Extraits De Parfums from Jovoy

    I have tried them all and agree with you. The others, for some reason, struck as feminine creations.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th June 2015

    From a very nice BNer

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    Re: Male Female monsters, whats yours?

    My beast is Norma Kamali Incense. Lasts 24hrs plus and you can smell me around the corner and down the block.
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    Re: Help me choose....

    Hi, no Im sorry I haven't.
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    Re: Help me choose....

    For me its APLS, hands down.
  25. Re: Whats your the Best fragrance(s) in past 5 years?

    Probably Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: Your Fragrance Hall of Fame

    Mine would include Eau Sauvage Extreme from Dior. More recently I would say Musc Ravageur. This was probably the first "niche" I tried. The bottom line is that it showed there were a lot more...
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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    The unmistakeable Peau d'Espagne, a real badass leather. Maybe Sombre Negra too.

    A big +1 for Mazzolari Lui
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th May 2015

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  29. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Unfortunately, yes. I had a very bad sneezing fit with Oud Ispahan. The scent was nauseating to me to begin with but then the sneezing started. Afterwards, my nose turned a shade of red I hadn't...
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    1-Anything related to the mainstream releases from Gucci, Chanel etc.
    2-Oud related frags/discussions
    3-Beyond ridiculous pricing(See Roja Dove)
    4-The semantics police.
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    If you're up to sampling give Cio Cio San from MDCI. Its a very interesting citrus/floral combo. I believe the citric aspect is provided by a yuzu/lime combo.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

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    MDCI-Cio Cio San (from a small sample)

    Stepping across the aisle to try this. This scent is a wonderful light citrus/floral. Almost unisex(but leaning to the feminine).
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    Re: Orangea by Profumum

    Completely agree. Disappointed.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 17th May 2015

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    From a sample.

    A spicy/floral sandalwood.
  35. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    Unfortunately, its Aventus for me too. I have tried it several times. Its perfectly nice but just that, nice. For me, its not FBW.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Named after the book by Simone de Beauvoir

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    From a sample
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    Re: Which fragrance makes you feel the following:

    1) Confident and professional-Chypre Palatin from MDCI
    2) Sexiest(date night)-Musc Ravageur from Malle
    3) Fun-agree with Badarun-NK incense/Black Afgano(will will/do notice)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

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    First sniff/wearing. Well, this is different and very cherry(bing).

    From a sample

    (Santi Burgas layering was a flop)
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    Re: A night at the Opera

    ............sorry please delete
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

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    Layering:

    Lotree/Loant/Loence
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

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    The last of my small decant. Too bad for me.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

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    I'm scent twins with my mother today. Seriously, she loves it.
  43. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    Tomato leaf
    Rose
    Oud
    Iso E
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

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    A real beauty
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    Re: Orangea by Profumum

    I love Acqua Viva so Ive ordered a sample(fingers crossed its the orange equivalent) plus a sample of She Came to Stay by Timothy Han
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    Re: Suggest your 10 MUST HAVE NICHE fragrances

    Heres my list:

    Anat Fritz-Classic
    O'Driu-Eva Kant (or Leva)
    Frapin-1697
    Yosh-Omniscent
    Parfumerie Generale-Querelle
    Diptyque-34 Blvd St. Germain/Moheli
    Malle-Musc Ravageur
    MPG-Garrigue
  47. Re: Fragrance that smells like Jameson Irish Whiskey 18 Year Old Reserve Limited

    How about FUMIDUS from Profumum.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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    Going to be very warm here today.
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    Renato-Thats exactly it. +1
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I'm worried it might be deemed irrelevant by some BNers. Its pretty basic, Im trying to understand the 8th Art. Just don't want to be thought of as dumb.
  51. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    D-Bag (Intense)-Kanye West
    Indiscrete-Pee Wee Herman
    Thats Nice-Mrs Brown
  52. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I've been testing all of the fragrances in this line for about a week. As one would expect there are hits & misses. Oud has always been a problem for me, therefore I can't provide any yay/nay on...
  53. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Would there be any interest in splitting Satyricon from O'Driu/or the Vendetta trio?
  54. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

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    These might be considered
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

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    Nice juice- I know Im late to the party but this is wonderful. Perfect for warmer temps. to come
  56. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    Have you tried Eau de Sud-A. Goutal. It is a citric based frag. There is a note in there(Im terrible at figuring which one) that gives it a little omph. To me its a quite an attractive scent. ...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    At the moment:

    Captivus-O'Driu
    Cilice-Euphorium Brooklyn
    Idole(edt)-Lubin
    Burning Barbershop-DS & Durga
    Noir Obscur-A. Alessandria
  58. Thread: Twisted Lily

    by trex57
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    Re: Twisted Lily

    Twisted Lily is first rate. Stamatis is very polite and knowledgeable. Its always a treat to be able to order from them. Also, they have exceptionally low international shipping rates.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

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    The warm weather is coming.
  60. Re: MALIN+GOETZ Dark Rum Eau De Toilette ... I need opinions!

    I have used the line. They do have an invaluable travel essentials kit for 30.USD. The grapefruit face wash is very fresh and uplifting. Company seems to have good core values too.
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    Re: If you love something give it away.......

    I really enjoy doing that. Whenever I do a trade I always extra "juice" as a little surprise. Sometimes just because. The other reason is that its nice way to meet people. And I've met several...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

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    From a small decant.
  63. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    As Mr Maillard said they are really nice people. From the glowing reports and the interesting pyramids I had to order the Discovery Pack. Every thing was done in 24hrs. Looking forward to this.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    This is a great scent. Had it and worn for quite a while. A sophisticated elegant chypre. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
  65. Re: Favorite Indie Scent from small or unknown houses -

    Cale-Tepidarium (a boozy citric popsicle)
    April Aromatics-Bohemian Spice


    Mendittorosa-Sogno Reale

    Its not available yet, be on the lookout.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 12, 2015

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    Using it as an a cologne. Its scent is wonderful apple and herb combo.
  67. Re: House of Sillage show new men’s fragrance : Dignified

    Hope the frags are better than the excessively gaudy presentation & bottles.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th April 2015

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    Great lemon scent. High realism, I can actually differentiate the peel from the liquid. What a treat.
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    A fave ofmine is Le Vetiver from Lubin and a +1 for Vetiver Veritas from Heeley.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

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    A wonderful scent. Too expensive for full bottle. From a decant.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

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    This house has so many gems I thought Id take a chance with something different.
  72. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    For me its Idole-Lubin. Its a fantastic scent, haven't got a clue why I overlook it.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

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    A BIG Lavender
  74. Re: Grabbing some Indie samples. Make some recommendations!

    You'll find the sample sizes are usually 1.5mls instead of the petite .7mls.

    Aside from sampling Tauer give these a try,

    West Third-Old Bourbon
    Acqua di Stressa-Mentha
    Brecourt-Esprit Mondian...
  75. Re: Your going to Paris from America for one day....

    I would go to Iunx as well and pick up L'Ether. L'Arbe is excellent too.
  76. Thread: What's New ?

    by trex57
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    Re: What's New ?

    Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn
    Captivus by O'driu
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

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    Lune de Givre-Cloon Keen Atelier from a sample.
  78. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    @david-I have a bottle of Mila Schon-Uomo in a frosted green bottle with the name in dark Black

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    Is this any relation to the treasure(s) you found?

    Rex
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    Twisted Lily are very fast. I received Cilice today plus a sample of Wald.
    @thebeck-I agree that no one note dominates, but the frankincense(I think) seems to drift in and out.

    Cilice is...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

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    MORPH-Montmartre



    Testing from a sample.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th March 2015

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    Lune de Givre

    Notes include:Galbanum, Angelica, Iris, Ambrette Seeds and Woods

    This is my first wearing (from a healthy sample) This is a really nice fragrance IMHO.
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    How about Gris Clair from Lutens/Architects Club from Arquiste.
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    For me its Olivia Giacobetti in first. Maurice Roucel is second.
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    Re: Are indie perfumes worth it?

    +1 For West Third brand. The whole line is very reasonably priced. I have used Old Bourbon and tested Vintage Leather and they do last quite a while. Another line to take a look at is Parfums Bombay...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

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    A wonderful blast of salty lavender with that "O'Driuesque" herbal undertone.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th February 2015

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    For a quiet evening in.
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    Now that you've responded I'm excited. I respect your opinion. BTW, the presentation also looks interesting.

    Regards
    Rex
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

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    The notes fascinated me when I first saw them. Spoke via email to a very nice staffer there about it. I purchased the 15ml bottle. With an oil it should last quite a while. Also,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

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    From Altelier Flou-Interesting fragrance and presentation
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    Re: Must try new releases- 2015 edition

    The new trio from O'Driu. Ven-dett-a, plus Satyricon. Names are are a bit much. If these are anything like the quality of Captivus, my wallet is going hurt.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st February 2015

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    A lovely unisex fougere (from a sample)
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 19 Feb 2015

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    Big salty lavender and woods, plus the herbal undertones.
  93. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    The last bottle I finished:

    Eva Kant-ODriu
    gifted/bought-Nov. 2013
    finished-Jan 2015

    It was love at first sniff. A little bit sweet wit that "O'Driuesque" herbal undertone.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

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    Very nice, a bit to the fem. side but still unisex. From a sample.
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    Re: Imagine a men's club in the Seventies...

    Maybe The Architects Club by Arquiste. Its a wonderful scent that evokes a gentlemens smoking room in Mayfair. No leather though.
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    I'm using Surrender to Chance most of the time, with First in Fragrance second. The Decantshop has been very quick with the orders I have placed.

    As for The Perfumed Court, don't aggravate...
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    Re: Best alternative to Yardley English Lavender

    Big +1, great line of lavender based fragrances.
  98. Re: What perfume would Christian Grey buy for Ana on Valentine's Day?

    Histoires de Parfums-Marquis de Sade-1740
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th February 2015

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    Excellent fragrance. From a sample.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    YMMV-for the win!
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