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  1. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Finally got my hands and nose on this. A few brief impressions with a comprehensive review to follow.

    Slightly surprisingly apparently you pay more for the coffret/box. My bottle came in the...
  2. Thread: Amouage

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Amouage

    All of them.
  3. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    Boadicia Torc fits the bill too.
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    Depends where I'm going. I don't wear anything to the gym, if intentionally visiting a sick person or paying condolence. Aside from that the only time I'm scentless is if not feeling well, in...
  5. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    With the Euro the way it is at the moment it makes a purchase more palatable :) Euro pricing works out better than GBP and also, from what I've been told, Gulf pricing too.

    Has anybody else...
  6. Thread: Ameer Al Oudh

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Ameer Al Oudh

    Yes :) I've got both too, will dig them out and see what I can smell. Did you find any particular phase to be similar? Opening? Base?
  7. Thread: Ameer Al Oudh

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Ameer Al Oudh

    It is nice indeed. It's almost identical to diluted Oud blends that are sold in oil format. I didn't find it similar to Oud for Love though. Oud for Love is very unique and a very unconventional take...
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    Re: Tobacco Oud or Oud Wood

    Tobacco Oud is one of my favourite TF fragrances. I prefer the tobacco note in it to Tobacco Vanille. It's one of my favourite Tobacco fragrances. I didn't like Oud Wood. The oud in TF is not...
  9. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Yep! There was a thread about it a while back which I managed to dig up :)
  10. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Roja Dove Fetish Pour Homme Parfum.
  12. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    That's good news. Would you happen to know which store?
  13. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    If anything sell the fumes and feed them/buy them a meal. Or donate the money to a charity that works with homeless people.
  14. Re: Any problems going through an airport with a bottle of Spicebomb?

    Depends on what you look like...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Is it still the same? Or has it undergone further changes?
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    Re: MFK Oud Mood Collection - Thoughts?

    I like Cashmere and Velvet the most. I think they're done just right. If they had less oud then they wouldn't deserve to have oud in the name imo (much like the plethora of oud fragrances out there)....
  17. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    I got my nose on this today, a friend of mine came back from Dubai with a heavily sprayed card in a FM sealy bag - apparently they haven't any samples of this. Very nice. There was a note on the card...
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    Re: Shipping perfume to the Uk

    I've received lots of perfume from abroad. The general gist is that it's ok to send to the UK - provided the sender's country doesn't have any regulations restricting it. Sending perfume out of the...
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    Re: Roja Dove United Arab Emirates Aoud

    Very floral and very similar to Taif Aoud. Pass from me.
  20. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Kilian B2B, Incense Oud, Pure Oud/Ensar Oud/AgarAura Oud

    Bump :)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th February 2015

    Same here :)
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    Re: Interlude Man any good?

    Go for it.

    I really dislike the Oregano in Interlude Man. Recently I sprayed it with a lighter touch than before and I actually enjoyed it a lot more.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Doesn't bother me. It can be fun working them out. Also, I often post using a mobile device and it's easier to use an acronym.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

    LM Parfums Hard Leather
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    Re: Most complimented Western Niche Oud

    Armani Prive Oud Royal
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    Re: Perfume shopping in Istanbul, Turkey?

    I have heard that Duty Free is particularly good.
  27. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Maybe they didn't want to sell you any :D
  28. Thread: Seller Beware

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Seller Beware

    That is a nice thing to do, I'm the same. But I've learnt that I shouldn't expect them to treat me as I treat them. Essentially, I don't expect my expectations and standards to be mirrored; less...
  29. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Kilian B2B, Incense Oud, Pure Oud/Ensar Oud/AgarAura Oud

    Bump :)
  30. Re: Musk Oud: the surprising compliment magnet

    Love it. I particularly enjoy the Cardamom.
  31. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Frederic Malle The Night...
  32. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    The illegal immigrants thread has potential ;)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    Kilian Extreme Oud.
  34. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    Hindi Oud Oils.
  35. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    You quite clearly stated you do have a problem if "Kill all homos or something similar" was to be posted... you then merely attempted to take the higher ground by explaining the psychology behind...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    http://glassmag.users20.interdns.co.uk/forum/uploads/529/Thameen-Carved-Oud_gold_1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Rpja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme.
  38. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Good point. The only thing is that it isn't always clear what is inoffensive, especially when dealing with religion.

    Now I wonder if my thread about 'What will Big Bubba, the Black homosexual who...
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    Same here. I'm praying a bottle ends up for below rrp on evilbay.
  40. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    I think you are being facetious.

    It is well known that oud, musk and basil were used.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    +1.
  42. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Gao really is a beast. I'm sceptical of "1 spray and you're good to go" comments, but Gao is a 3 spray max for me and only 1 spray if I'm not ready for an all out assault.
  43. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Yes.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Aramis Calligraphy Rose.
    Estee Lauder Amber Mystique.
    Rania J Lavande 44.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    LM Parfums Black Oud.
  46. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    Yep. Could do with a few larger bottles of certain perfumes but other than that it's just a waiting game to see what new perfumes become available.
  47. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    The Grossmith is nice, dirty too!
  48. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Good point about the amount of oud used. I think it's better to look at what percentage that equates to of the perfume part of the composition rather than the whole. 11ml of 6000ml really is just a...
  49. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Xerjoff Gao
    Montale Dark Aoud
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Lol. I had this in my basket, got as far as checkout and decided against the blind buy. It was the last one they had, looks like you got it!

    No remorse whatsoever, none, none at all. None I tell...
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Smell the feather. It's been sprayed with something. Most likely their own fragrance.
  52. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    It used to be Amouage Interlude and Epic Man.

    Then I met Xerjoff Alexandria II. BEAST.

    Lasts for 24 hours plus . Easily lasts a full day with more or less the same strength as when applied.
  53. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    Technically I would say the closes transliteration is 'Ood as the consonant on the end in Arabic is the letter 'daal' which is similar to the English 'd'. However in Arabic the word starts with a...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th January 2015

    Vintage M7.
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    Re: Mazzolari's version of Oud.

    Will look into those! Thanks hedonist222. If you remember any others/come across something in your collection that fits the bill do update :)
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal

    Aside from bearing some resemblance to Arabian Oud and Junaid perfumes, is it similar to any other house's offerings?

    I've been considering a blind buy but would like to be able to place it with...
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    Re: Mazzolari's version of Oud.

    Aside from the Kilian ME exclusives which I know you're a fan (and I own) what do you consider to be good renditions/offerings of Oud in Western based perfumery?
  58. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    Damn! You got me!



    Culture and exposure. My daughters are growing up smelling oud, (even my newborn) so I'm sure they won't find it an offensive smell. My wife on the other hand couldn't really...
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    The Black/Sehr is more floral.
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    Re: Thameen Perfumes

    No. It's based in the UK :)

    http://www.thameenfragrance.com/index.htm

    Sold exclusively at Selfridges.
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    Thameen Perfumes

    Has anybody tried the perfumes by Thameen? They were launched towards the end of last year.
  62. Re: Soft scents that pull people in. Recommendations?

    Puredistance Black.
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    It can be had for way cheaper than 95 so do shop around.
  64. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    I've thought about it when visiting sick people, be it hospital or home. But then again it may brighten their day?
    I'd find it an enjoyable experience to smell something nice, but sometimes when ill...
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    Re: I don't get the love for Azzaro Visit.

    I think its similarity to Gucci Rush may have something to do with whatever it is that is.
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    Probably whichever split I'm participating in that completes first. Bottles; not really sure. I've got a few that I've already bought; may or may not receive them this year.

    I've had a very busy,...
  67. Thread: Armani prive

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Armani prive

    Oud Royal is gorgeous. Encens Satin is nice. They're the only 2 I own. Oud Royal gets me the odd compliment.
    Try to get your nose on as many of them as you can.
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    I've tried most of his homme offerings. Ended up with bottles of Diaghilev, Scandal Extrait, Amber Aoud and Fetish Extrait.
    Got decants of nearly everything else. Some I don't enjoy much so won't...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Decemberr 25, 2014

    Armani Prive Oud Royal.
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    Re: Similarities to Amouage Interlude Man?

    This. Halt your search.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 22, 2014

    MFK Cashmere Mood.
  72. Re: By Kilian Straight to Heaven is a masterpiece!

    Love it, got a lifetime supply.
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    Lol, I apply mine on the hand furthest away from her :)
    Damage limitation!
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    Respect.
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    Re: A few fragrances required :)

    Bump :)
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    Re: UK Decant Swapsies with bigbloke

    Bump :)
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    It likes the perfume on the skin or it gets the hose again.
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    Yes, it's called Aventus.
  79. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    I recently discover the drydown of Army of Lovers too, quite surprised - it lasted for ages and smelt delicious. However, it's not for me as I can't live through the floral aspects which last too...
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    That is excellent advice mumsy :)
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    I queried it with Kilian and the response was no reform, perhaps the bottle I've got is old and doesn't smell like the newer bottle.
  82. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    A proper Oud fragrance :grin:
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, December 19, 2014

    Xerjoff Richwood.
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    I've got a few friends who have had a transplant, it doesn't look that bad. Of course it's still thin in places but they keep it short and the hairline is appropriate to their age. Apparently Turkey...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Tried Xerjoff Richwood the other day. The opening is really amazing, wowed me.
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    Re: SotD: Monday, December 15, 2014.

    Atelier Gold Leather.
  87. 30% off Mona di Orio at firstinfragrance / ausliebezumduft

    Heads up:

    30% off the old style bottles:

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/newsletter_archiv/2014/kw51/newsletter_en.html
    ...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    I got the same response :(
  89. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Clive Christian X for Men. It's nice, I like it enough to have kept a decant before selling my bottle but something about it makes me think of a musty old grannie.
  90. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Thanks for the review drseid, sounds right up my street!

    *looks around for a splitter*
  91. Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    Lol, the fragrant forcefield faded after some time :) but it's an experiment I haven't repeated since. I'm happy to say that I still work in the same place!

    I now operate within IFRA guidelines...
  92. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Anybody tried this?
  93. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Thank you for sharing that badarun, interesting stuff!
  94. Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    12 of Original Santal.
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    Thanks for sharing that Viffer. That's reassuring.
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    Thanks guys. I'll put it down to a bad batch then :( (as the nose, varied testing and other sniffers' opinions don't lie) or perhaps it needs time to macerate further a la Creed lol . I shall seek...
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    Kilian Reforms?

    Don't want to be scaremongering as such... I've got Musk Oud and Incense Oud from I don't know when, theyre quite old. I've just tried newer bottles of both and perceive a difference.

    Incense Oud:...
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    Re: Other addictions

    Oolong tea
    Gym
    Ice cream
    Internet
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    Makes my soul happy.
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    Re: Kilian Musk Oud vs Eternal Oud

    I haven't compared the two recently but I wore Eternal Oud not long ago and was impressed by longevity.
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