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  1. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Kilian's Prelude to Love is the closest I've smelled - https://www.bykilian.com/product/19797/50778/perfume/prelude-to-love-invitation/loeuvre-noire#/sku/83347

    Kilian's is (obviously) richer, more...
  2. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Ooh...this sounds neat.
  3. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    ISM is different - but still good. Maybe not "as" good, but that's subjective. When I smell it, I can still immediately identify it.

    BTW - ISM is currently available in a "travel" spray. Much...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Ocean Rain is something I've always wanted to try, yet still haven't (for whatever reason).

    Diorella and Diorissimo are two of my absolute favourites. :thumbup:
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    Re: Fragrancenet broke their New Arrivals search

    I use this link: https://www.fragrancenet.com/boutiques/new-arrivals - is this how everyone else searches for new arrivals?
  6. Re: How does Le Labo maintain consistency of fragrances?

    If I were LL (or Estee Lauder, as it were), I wouldn't trust someone who works at the mall to maintain quality control over my product. I would give them 2 or 3 jars - all with the finished, matured...
  7. Re: How does Le Labo maintain consistency of fragrances?

    What if - hear me out - the fragrance is already prepared and they're just mixing the exact same liquid (the finished fragrance) together just for the show?
  8. Re: NEW: Hermes - Eau des Merveilles Bleue For Women!

    I just picked up a 15ml bottle of it...glad I did, as I won't wear it enough to warrant a full bottle. I love that Hermes offers smaller bottle-sets.
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    1. Safran Troublant (L'Artisan) - saffron, vanilla
    2. S-ex (S-Perfume) - minimalist musk-leather
    3. Poivre Samarcande (Hermes) - Iso E Super & pepper (ok, maybe not a masterpiece, but nice)
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    WTB: Hermes Caleche Eau Delicate

    This seems impossible to find now and I'm running low.

    Also willing to swap, etc.

    Thanks!
  11. Re: Mugler launches new collection (5 scents) of Mugler Cologne

    They never arrived in Canada...which is so odd, because we often get things first here.
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    Re: Refillable Bvlgari .05 travel spray

    Does it not slide out of the sheath?
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    Re: Hot pepper fragrance from late 90s-early 00s

    Not the right year - but all I could think of was Mugler's Angel chilli flanker: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/291446-A*Men-Hot-Chilli-Pepper-By-Thierry-Mugler
  14. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - ribbed/frosted bottles. Plastic under metal collar?

    Probably just another way to cut corners - I don't think you have anything to worry about.
  15. Re: Jo Malone reveals she discovered one of her bigamist father's affairs ...

    That was about as exciting as one of her perfumes.
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    Re: Very Interested......

    Fav comment:

    "Was making perfume harder or easier than you thought?I thought it would be cool to make a perfume, but it’s not cool. There are so many rules and regulations to make sure it doesn’t...
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    Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    I was hoping you were kidding, but from your previous posts - you're not, and that makes me sad. :(
  18. Thread: Bergamote Soleil

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    Re: Bergamote Soleil

    This isn't likely - many of us here have bottles that are decades and smell just as potent. Citrus ingredients *do* turn quicker than other ingredients, but I can't imagine that happening in a few...
  19. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Thank you!



    Just the travel sprays!

    I have an old Diorissimo parfum spray. It's beautiful stuff, but like Diorella, I think I prefer the lighter concentrations.
  20. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    Who cares.
  21. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    The big day is now over!

    And the winner is............Hermes!

    Some of the plan changed though. I smelled the old bottle of Diorissimo that I have. Can it be improved upon? No. Do I have space...
  22. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Not sure if kidding :huh:



    I think AlO might be the winner - one more day! I agree that Coromandel definitely fits in the Angel mould, so while I adore it, I definitely have those bases...
  23. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Pure soap. I get the beautiful black tea note mixed with barnyard for about 15 minutes, then a strong Ivory soap musk. It does fade eventually, but it's really not something I'm fond of. I'm positive...
  24. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    I stopped by Cartier - either my memory is at fault, or this has changed. Soap soap soap. After the beautiful opening, all I get is soap. Womp.
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    S-ex by S-Perfume (pronounced Essex, apparently). Strawberry covered fake-leather, also oceanic somehow. So weird, but brilliant.
  26. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    You're right that it's not easy to come by - luckily we have a Cartier boutique here (hopefully it's in stock). That price though....ouch.
  27. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Thanks all!

    To answer one of the quesitons - yes, I've tried them all and love them all in their own way.

    I'm surprised to see Coromandel take the lead - I had come to believe that many were...
  28. Poll: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    It's my birthday this weekend, and I'm trying to decide between a few things that I've been hesitant to splurge on - pick you fav!
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    Re: How's Apres L'Ondee these days?

    Thanks all! I actually owned AlO in parfum once upon a time (as well as parure in parfum). Neither of them wowed me. Parure felt like a Mitsouko knock-off, and AlO lost its delicacy.

    Anyway - I'm...
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    Re: How's Apres L'Ondee these days?

    Thank you both. I think part of the reason I'm craving it is that I want something very subtle. I have a whole shelf of Angel - the for some lightweights.
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    How's Apres L'Ondee these days?

    Is what's on the counter still worth buying?

    I'm craving somberness, mauve coloured velvet, and too many pillows on my bed. AlO was the first thing that came to mind.
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    I won't pay it!!



    Thanks for the info guys :)
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    Does SMN still offer an optional spray attachment for their bottles?
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    Re: Do you know this fragrance bottle?

    Maybe Nautica Voyage?
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    Thanks again everyone.

    1. I did not care for Histoire des Parfum's patchouli - it smelled great at first, then turned into something else.
    2. SMN Patchouli is something I've not tried in a long...
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    I agree with you on the 25ml bottles - I'm *very* particular about what size bottle I get. The 50ml bottle seems out-of-proportion to me.
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    Re: CB I hate Perfumes: Are they worth it?

    The perfumer (Christopher Brosius) was on that BBC perfume special - I have honestly never encountered such a cringey person in my whole life (well, Roja Dove is up there).

    That being said - he...
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    I forgot how much I used to love this. I wonder if it smells the same?

    Many thanks to all who answered, all have been added to my smell-list.
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    Earthiest patchouli

    I adore patchouli, but I seem to not have much in my wardrobe. ATM, Coromandel is $240 CAD for the little bottle.

    What else can I get? Nothing too masculine.

    Ideas?
  40. Re: I’m told Ariana Grande Cloud smells like baccarat rouge

    I could only make it through the topnotes of Cloud - which were, as expected, ridiculously sweet and a tad nauseating (nice bottle though).

    Not sure why anyone would think MFK only uses natural...
  41. Re: Dior, Chanel, Lutens, Goutal changes at the new Ogilvy in Montréal

    I love this quote.

    I'm glad Montreal has finally caught up with Toronto's selection! Although I think our Dior counter (at Saks) isn't nearly as impressive. I haven't gone to the main Holt's in...
  42. Re: Of these Serge Lutens and L'artisans which is a blind buy worthy?

    Potential downsides to each of the scents you listed - subjective of course:

    -Santal Majuscule - this is my least favourite sandalwood interpretation from Lutens - get Santal Blanc instead...
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    Re: New, fresh, perfume blogs

    Disappointing, I really reading reviews - guess I'll have to wait for Luca Turin to put out a new book.
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    New, fresh, perfume blogs

    I'm tired or many of the old-standard perfume blogs. Many have turned into 80% press releases, one is so full of egotistical self-promotion and name-dropping that it make me nauseous, and most of...
  45. Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan - 100ml Gratte Ciel Edition

    Great news! Thanks!

    Saks (Queen) still hasn't updated their stock to include the new packaging.
  46. Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan - 100ml Gratte Ciel Edition

    I have the "original", in a bell jar, and I can't wear it...it's beautiful, but so scary. I honestly wouldn't mind a tamed version.

    Seems like Holt's only carries in their Vancouver and Montreal...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    It's very common here to completely ban scented products in offices - we have a strict no-scent policy, not even handcream.

    While I *hated* this concept at first, because of obvious reasons, I do...
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    Re: Who legitimately has the SMALLEST collection?

    I only have 141 - but I started my wardrobe 20 years ago - that equals 7 bottles per year.

    I'm in denial obviously.
  49. Re: Le Cri de la Lumière (Parfum d'Empire) or Portrait of a Lady (Frédéric Malle) or dupe ?

    Le Cri is nothing like Portait of a Lady to my nose.
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    Re: Amouage Bohemian. April Fools?

    If it is a joke - they're doing it wrong. You don't tell the joke *before* April 1st. This is probably the real deal.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    MimiGardenia is the only name I can recall - my memory is shite though, and I only read the women's forum.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    What does you mean by this?
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    I really like it as well. It has a slight tropical vibe - but without any overt use of coconut or "suntan lotion" accords. Very nice, and very similar to Anagel Muse EDT with their common use of...
  54. Thread: Akigalawood

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    Re: Akigalawood

    ELDO's Amourette is a pretty good example (same perfumer as Miu Miu).
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    Re: Fragrances that are a Mike Tyson TKO

    When did this forum become overrun with 15 year old boys?
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    Aquatic notes and lily scare me - but even Twilly hooked me eventually, so I'm always intrigued by Nagel's work. I just hope it's not another Citron Noire or whatever that tragedy was called.
  57. Re: Any perfumes smell like Derby by Guerlain (2012)?

    This would be my suggestion as well.
  58. Re: Suggestions for SO? (Aqua Allegoria/Mint/Grapefruit)

    I was going to suggest the ELDO as well. Plus you can get it in a small 30 ml bottle.
  59. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    Alrighty - I'm on my 4th and 5th flankers now, inclusive of my least favourite so far.

    L'Eau en Blanc - I distinctively remember trying this when it was released, and I loved it. It was during the...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks.

    What's in the Mugler spear-bottle?
  61. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    Good to know! Now that you own the diffuser, would you rather you had bought the lamp oil instead?

    I feel like the lamp oil is probably great if you want to quickly fill up the room with scent,...
  62. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    I figure, if I'm "meh" about the vintage, I probably won't be wowed by the current...so agreed, not worth even dipping your toes in that water at this point.

    Still awaiting my Eau Blanc flanker...
  63. Re: How to decant 300mL of old formula Mugler cologne?

    Doesn't it come with a sprayer in the box?
  64. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    Le Parfum (2016) has arrived. I like - remember Douce Amere by Lutens? Kinda like that - heavier on the amber-benzoin and vanilla. I'll have to try one of the Minuit editions again to compare - but...
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur Discontinued

    Agreed. Especially for lesser known frags that are often discontinued from a certain sales-zone.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Had to add more shelves to my el-cheapo ikea bookcase. Lower 5 shelves are hidden when the door is closed.

    97091
  68. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    I found an old mini of Au Masculin last night and gave it another whirl. It's as good as I remember - but it has that boozy, masculine base that smells a bit cliche (on a man). I was reading that the...
  69. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    I'm not fond of the other LL scents. I think they lucked out bigtime with the original.



    I ordered a sample of Defendu (I remember it, but not enough to justify the current prices...I just love...
  70. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    Absolutely not!! Angel will always be "the one", but it's hard to deny that LL is a beauty that's worth exploring.

    That's a good analogy with the bite taken out of the original. I guess that's...
  71. Re: Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    Ooh, I hope she chimes in!

    I wonder if the "morsure" bottle I have is similar or the same as the EDT? It's definitely zestier, has a touch of lavender and cherry, and is overall juicier. It...
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I didn't catch dill at all - more of a muted herbal-anise.
  73. Lolita Lempicka (and its 30(?)-something flankers)

    Any favourites? Right now I'm using "Morsure d'Amour" (love bite?). The bottle is slightly different than the original, in that there's a literal bit taken out of it.

    To me - this flanker removed...
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I tried this recently as well - it's a nice, fluffy fougere with a touch of anise. Nothing groundbreaking, but not as bad as I thought it would be.

    That being said, I hate that cheap aromatic...
  75. Thread: Luca Turin Chic

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    Re: Luca Turin Chic

    This is a fun thread!

    To me, chic means modern - so that removes most of the "classics", unless it has an irony to it, which adds humour (Diorella on someone you expect to be masculine, Eau...
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    Re: Helmut Lang cologne question.

    I own both...they're quite similar, but not identical. I prefer the EDC.
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    Re: New Angel flanker - Philtre Volupte

    It's nice, but I wouldn't re-purchase.
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    This is a recent design actually, although Etoile appears to have the very first version of this design.
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    Re: Your Favourite Extrait/ Pure Perfume ?

    I guess it's because I was hoping for a more sheer Dune-light, and what I got was a totally different perfume. :/
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    Re: Your Favourite Extrait/ Pure Perfume ?

    It's darker - has virtually no topnotes. I love both the EDT and the extrait, but they have a very different feel.

    I have the water-based version as well - not crazy about it honestly. I use it as...
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    Re: Your Favourite Extrait/ Pure Perfume ?

    1. Dune
    2. Angel
    3. No. 5
    4. Champagne
    5. L'Incendiaire
  82. Re: Help needed: Start a perfume business - tips anyone? :)

    I think that's a great approach - start the education and see how things go. I understand your enthusiasm...it's a fun dream!
  83. Re: Help needed: Start a perfume business - tips anyone? :)

    When you say you're taking a free course to become a perfumer - what do you mean exactly?

    I don't want to be a negative-nelly, but it takes years and years of training and practice to compose a...
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    She's not wrong about the strength!

    Has anyone received any gifts from the Mugler Circle lately? I've received 3 packages in the past few weeks, which is rare. A purse-holder (that I pictures in a...
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    I don't have the extrait bottle that you do, but the bottle I have that is raunchier than the others is very similar to Liqueurs (to my nose anyway). I'm not a huge fan of either tbh...I prefer the...
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    Liqueur de parfum is very similar to the raunchier extrait, while the original EDP is slimilar to the fruitier extrait.
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    No more Angel in extrait as far as I know...which is really sad. Hopefully I'm wrong...anything can happen!

    Luckily there are still tons of bottles on eBay for not much money, and much less than...
  88. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - 500 Years & Spice Must Flow

    Both are available to rent on Google Play.

    Pipe dreams, but wouldn't it be even better if the perfume had a nod to Dior's Dune as well?
  89. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - 500 Years & Spice Must Flow

    Maybe they're taking a hint from Lutens and offering a high-end fancy-pants line?

    Either way, they both sounds stunning, and the booootttlleeeesss!!!
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    I have DOZENS of bottles I'd like to finish up, but in reality, my list is this:

    1. Angel

    :/
  91. Re: These new overlap ads are so $#_#&$ing annoying!

    Thanks Grant!
  92. These new overlap ads are so $#_#&$ing annoying!

    This site is already just barely bearable as it is on mobile, but adding these ads that overlap the top menu are just too much....I know the site needs revenue, but I sincerely hope there's an...
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    Boo. Well I have the empty, so I guess it's not so bad.
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    I have these 2 as well - unfortunately the bottle on the right (that I have anyway) doesn't appear to be refillable. Maybe the bottle I have is different.

    Love the Champagne collection! I just...
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    Finally! I'm in love with it.



    I just go by internet research...so there is definitely a chance that some of the info is wrong...hopefully what I've said is correct, I'd hate to misinform.
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

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    Final (as if lol) extrait collection.
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    Re: Vinage Mitsouko parum...for men?

    Mitsouko transcends sex, in any concentration, and virtually every formulation.
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    Omg the pricetag is still on it!

    How lovely, I want one. I've got 2 new bottles to take pix of.
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    That would be great - the more info the better.
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