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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm wearing PdO again for the second time and it is very beautiful uplifting fragrance. I only use two sprays and I think I did underestimate the projection. It is pretty good though not stellar. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the upload JBS1 a interesting watch. Impressive really that War & Peace has caught peoples imagination that he is already talking about part II because of the demand. I'm wearing it now...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Congrats, stellar purchases!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've heard very good things about this one, I bet you will be treasuring that bottle for years to come. Enjoy!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I wonder how fast those eighty bottles of Antiquity he has will sell out tomorrow. My guess they will be all gone in the first 30 minutes.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well for the first thirty minutes with War & Peace I'm getting that ancient weird museum accord. I wonder if it's that 35 million year old amber resin that is causing it. Get past that and things get...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That is outrageous, I believe in making a profit but this is just taking the mickey so to speak.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well from two sprays yesterday of Antiquity I got all day longevity from 10am to 2am and even this morning I could smell the basenotes. The projection though not stellar is better than the other...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have had Antiquity on my skin for over eight hours now and the performance is stellar, the best performer of the bunch. You know that brown leathery accord from Vintage Bel Ami but more smoother....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Forgot about buying that diamond for your wife's birthday, get a bottle of antiquity instead. It's more precious!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    These two are the ones I like the best, Antiquity is something else.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Congrats on finally getting them, I bet your itching to test them all out.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I cannot pick out anything close to this it's just so regal and lush. What I will say is that it has that old world vibe to it, imagine a old Guerlain. They don't make anything close to this these...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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    My god the opening to this fragrance is pure nirvana to the nose. I'm wearing Antquity as my Sotd. Fresh peach and bergamot mixed in with a soft chocolate patchouli all wrapped up in a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Mandarava is a beautiful exotic floral but it does cross my too feminine line in the sand. It has a big dose of tuberose which I don't get on with. This note is mixed in with champa and jasmine and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the link. He seems to love both War and Peace and antiquity especially War and Peace. He did mention something which I agree with is that the scent smells and develops better in the air...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I'm just testing out Ma Nishtana and it's really nice. I'm not really into incense fragrances but this is not cold churchy incense. It starts out the same with the Frankincense and Myrhh and then...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ok this is how it stacks for now but this may change as I have only worn each of them once. So take this as a rough estimate of how I feel at this very moment.

    1. Antiquity - This is not just the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The thing I found with W & P is once you get past the first thirty minutes the scent just gets better and better. It's just that really strange ancient smelling accord thats there that throws you for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well with Siberian Summer the piney musk is very nice indeed, I'm picking up smoke. The quality of the musk is excellent, it been synthetic is not a issue. It smells like your walking towards a piney...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I find W & P lasts most of the day into the next day on my skin but the projection is quite shy. I find that when I spray to the chest the scent sticks to your shirt pretty well so you can still pick...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I sprayed two to the chest of Siberian Summer but the remnants of Antiquity that is on my jumper at the wrist is still there. And it is so awesome that the smell is just blowing Siberian Summer out...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Pdo is very lovely but that orris and apricot accord that is flowery and sweet does seem to overpower the champa accord. I mean it does come out eventually but that sweet orris accord does seem to...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm getting a lot of vetiver now in with piney musk from Siberian Summer. It's very nice, I do get that urine note if you let your mind go there.lol I swear there is a very slight floral tinge around...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well I'm up and about after taking a shower and wearing a new set of clothes except for the jumper I wore yesterday which I only worn once before. Well low and behold I can still smell wafts of that...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Regarding the Bortnikoff Musk question it's to early to say as my head is still spinning with all the recent wears. I need more time to put everything in perspective before I can give a honest answer...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks, I agree I think Antiquity is going to be the jewel of this collection. Though I still have Siberian Summer to try out tomorrow.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks I'm honored to be part of the club, thanks for having me. lol...... Now this is a excellent question and I will approach it by saying it's like works by great artists that have different...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't have any experience with others of his line to compare these too so I'm just taking them on their own merits. I really like all of them so far but absolutely love Antiquity. I cannot help...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I definitely see the similarities here and there the more I think of vintage Knize Ten. The quality of the notes is top tier, some of the notes have been aged for Ninety years and it shows. There is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Now you mention it I do get a slight resemblance to the vintage Knize Ten, but only briefly. I think it's the carnation which the other notes play off that's in both.This imo is on another level.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There is freshness at the start and then you get what smells like a swirl of multifaceted woodys notes of depth and complexity that lead into the most beautiful carnation accord I have ever smelled. ...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How can I go back back to wearing normal fragrances after smelling this. I could trade in my whole collection just for more bottles of this scent. It's on a whole new level, it's gorgeous.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The quality of those aged notes makes the world of difference, I get images of old world class and sophistication. This has blown me away.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Oh my God I'm in love, I could not resist a few sprays of Antiquity. Just a preview of what I'm going to wear on Thursday. But wow, this is right up my alley..... it's smells like a old...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    After nine hours of wearing Plumeria de Orris it's still going strong, great longevity. I am now smelling the myrrh more strongly. I must be hitting the basenotes, I noticed that with War and Peace...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I have samples of Ma Nishtana and Mandarava and I'm itching to try them but they came on the same day as my Ajeej Le Dore bottles. Hopefully I can get my nose on them starting Friday.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It is a beautiful scent that is intricate, I love the way in which different notes come into play at different stages. It's almost like a play where you have different acts with new actors continuing...
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    There is a very few scents that have tuberose in it that I can tolerate. I saw the note breakdown of Sir Winston and as soon as I saw the domination of tuberose within the composition I knew I would...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The sandalwood has come into force now and the scent is smelling a lot better for it. The champa when you can smell it over the sweet orris accord (smells like glazed honey to me) that dominates is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    As time has passed with Plumeria de Orris the main players seem to be the flowery fruity apricot accord with the slightly violet smelling orris root. This to my nose smells like it is all covered in...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well I awoke this morning and I could smell the basenotes of War and Peace and it was beautiful. A golden incense amber with animalic hints, before I put my shirt in the laundry it to was smelling...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    War & Peace, I've been wearing it as my SOTD. It's my first experience smelling a Areej le Dore scent.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well it's been nine hours and the scent is now well into the basenotes but it's still gently projecting from my skin. It has not diminished and I'm left with a very lovely sweet ambery musky...
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    It is a total wow fragrance, glad you like it. I got two of those 7.5ml travel decants which I'm saving for next Spring/Summer,
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How strange I get rose all the way through until the later stages where it's in the far background, though it's not strong. Just in case I'm going mad I checked the website and apprently he uses the...
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    I have to say I find War & Peace very interesting in how it evolves and changes on your skin. It's leathery and animalic now though the ambery rose is still there giving a contrast to the scent. I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Lol.... you've made me laugh.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That ancient polarizing museum accord has died down a lot now and the scent is starting to get a bit leathery. The rose has withdrawn a bit though the slight powder is there with a animalic leather...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Sounds great, cannot wait to try them myself.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I totally agree soft projectors are my preference as well. You can enjoy the scent and artistry that went into making them without imposing the scent on others. I knew these scents were going to be...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Another observation is the scent smells great when smelled around you in the air. At this stage I get a animalic tinged musky rose with slight powderness and it's very nice. I'm sure it will change....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If I had to take a guess I would say it's a mix of slight rose, powder and that ancient amber resin with patchouli that's giving the scent that twighlight zone accord. Not sure though.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks, now what is causing that Twightlight Zone accord as it is so strange. Is it the ancient amber from millions of years ago. I'm going to be pulling my hair out trying to get the answer. I would...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well after much anticipation and playing the waiting game my four bottles arrived of each of the new releases. Feel like a kid at Christmas, the silk covered boxes and the bottles are very beautiful...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    I once had the vintage first release from 1992 and it was much richer and had a better quality to it than the current which I also had to do a comparison. The current one had better projection but it...
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    It happens, for me it was Antaeus by Chanel. I liked it but I had so many negative comments on it that I eventually sold it off. I even had someone on a bus come up to me and open the window above...
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    Re: What Fragrance Would..

    scopolamine Extrait.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That's good to hear as he is using some precious rare ingredients.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Sounds like she has a taste issue due to memory associations. Will be interested to see how it smells on Monday when I get my bottles. The write up sounds divine on the official website, I hope to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That War and Peace sounds really good, I got my shipping notification for a Monday delivery. Though I had to pay a small amount in duty online in advance or they would not delivery it. Gulp, which I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I heard he got a promotion, the keys to the company Ferrari and a date with the bosses daughter. lol
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    +1 Sultan Pasha, if you interested in scents that are mostly all natural then Sultans work is a must to sample.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You know that comedy film called Stir Crazy with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor when they try the bucking bronco. All the tough inmates cannot get past the early levels and always get thrown as they...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    +1... A good and enjoyable read. I'm very glad that Plumeria de Orris is well liked and seems wearable, I love the smell of champa. I nearly wrote this one off until I read the description and just...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I too have samples on the way of these two. They look good and I cannot wait to try them out shortly.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's great that there are true artisans like Russian Adam, Bortnikoff, Sultan Pasha that are creating true works of art outside of the IFRA restrictions. Imo this is where the true and highest form...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Kafkaesque on her twitter blog is now giving impressions on War and Peace and it's sounding really good.

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I loved that one so much I purchased a back up bottle which I very rarely do these days with fragrances. He used the musk accord with a steady hand in Musk Cologne and even then you can feel a...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I just mean in a humorous way that it could end up unexpectedly been the one that most people love the most.
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    It's amusing that the most challenging fragrance is the one that seems to be selling the most aka War & Peace. Deer musk, civet and castoreum in one fragrance together at extrait strength is going to...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Thanks!
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    When I first saw this I did not know what Plumeria was and wrote it off as a take on a traditional fruity feminine floral scent. But when I got to read the full description and realized Plumeria is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th October, 2019

    St Johns Cemetery By Haeckels ( Fresh earthy musky pine scent)

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It sounds like a battle of contrasts where you have the rose and orris root trying to tame beastly animalics but struggling to stay alive. Even when they call on the cavalry of sweet amber resin to...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Thanks will do, and congrats on your purchases as well.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Same here, though it was down to there not been a log in page. Though the tracking will probably be updated on paypal when dispatched.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I just love those heart notes of champaka, jasmine and galbanum in Siberian Summer. What made me laugh is the way they described the amber resin in War and Peace as 35 million years old. Now that is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    In their descriptions Penhaligons have defiantly left the reservation and are marching to the beat of their own drum. I was expecting Harry Potters name to crop up after reading the descriptions from...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Has anyone been reading the descriptions of the fragrances on the site and think wow I've got to have this. They could give Ensar Oud a run for there money in using poetic prose to describe their...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have to say I feel like a kid at Christmas, kafkaesque was posting twitter impressions on Antiquity and was praising it to the moon and back.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've just purchased full bottles of all four from the range. I forgot my password for the site so had to go through paypal as there is no log on page that I can see.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    The whole new range from Arjeej Le Dore - War and Peace, Siberian Summer, Antiquity and Plumeria de Orris.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Pegwell Bay By Haeckels

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    From the note breakdown I like the look of War & Peace, love the animalic notes listed. I also like the look of Siberian Summer, jasmine and Galbanum with lime etc.

    I don't think the Plumeria de...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The VAT and duty import charges make me pause as the more you buy the higher it is.
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