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    Re: How to purchase direct from Montale?

    Thanks for the SN compliment!
    I'm UK based, so maybe it's easy enough to contact them and pay via PP.
    Thanks for all the replies.
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    How to purchase direct from Montale?

    Is there a way to contact the Paris shop and place an order via the phone, do they have a new address/phone?
    Is there one particular person at Montale who fills orders?
    I read that people placed...
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    Serge Lutens Boxeuses? El Attarine?

    Related to my earlier post (thank you for the input on birch tar), may I please have more opinions and descriptions of Boxeuses? Reviews are mixed.
    Would also appreciate input on El Attarine.
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    Birch tar notes. Le Labo? Lutens?

    Which perfumes have strong birch tar / tar notes? I heard both Le Labo Patchouli and Serge Lutens Boxeuses contain it.
    Which of the two is better, in your opinion, and do you have any other...
  5. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    I thought the Klingon Empire typically used disrupters and the phaser was more of a Federation weapon.
    There was a LE L'Air du Temps, Philippe Starck designed bottle, that looked somewhat like a...
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    Opium Eau D'Orient Pour Homme?

    Opium Eau D'Orient Pour Homme.
    Is this LE hard to find and which year is it from?
    What's your take on it?

    Thanks in advance.

    Adding: This is the one in the cream and black box, the bottle...
  7. Oakmoss Versus Oakmoss Extract, on ingredient list?

    Is there a difference, or is it always listed as Oakmoss Extract?

    Thanks.

    lodz.
  8. Oakmoss Versus Oakmoss Extract, on ingredient list?

    Is there a difference, or is it always listed as Oakmoss Extract?

    Thanks.

    lodz.
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    Re: Lasting power and development of Hammam Bouquet?

    Derbyman: Agreed, it smells a little like nappy-rash cream. It's not unpleasant, in fact very gentle and soothing. I'm just going through a 'powerhouse' phase and this certainly isn't that! However...
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    Re: Lasting power and development of Hammam Bouquet?

    Thank you, Merely and Gilgamesh for your helpful replies. I will give it more time, more wear, and also get a second opinion from SO.
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    Re: Lasting power and development of Hammam Bouquet?

    Merely: Do you think the scent would get weaker with age? My experience of scents going off is a rather astringent and/or alcoholic quality as opposed to a muting of the composition.
    Agreed, there's...
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    Re: Lasting power and development of Hammam Bouquet?

    Saw a thread on Badger & Blade that pooh-poohed the idea of fake Penhaligon's. To be fair, mine looks okay, fully boxed, with the raised glass logo on the back, the bow, no sediment - the works. So...
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    Re: Lasting power and development of Hammam Bouquet?

    But the rose element is not strong. Not sure whether this is my skin chemistry or because I'm used to more obvious rose notes: Iquitos, Paris, Noir de Noir, Black Aoud. Not that I expected it to be...
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    Re: Lasting power and development of Hammam Bouquet?

    I get rose, but also jasmine and something indolic. Full Bottle.
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    Lasting power and development of Hammam Bouquet?

    I tried this, it was fleeting, almost a skin-scent on dry down. Wondering whether I got a bad batch or a fake? Do they fake Penhaligon's?
    The powdery accord registers, as does the bergamot, assuming...
  16. Re: How much do the 100ml Montale Aouds/ Attars cost these days?

    Yes, I like the free 20ml and the free shipping. I made every transaction with the same SA, when in Paris and back at home, and hope she is still there.
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    Re: Any fans of Montale Attar? Can you describe it?

    I have Black Aoud, Aoud Flowers and a few others.
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    Any fans of Montale Attar? Can you describe it?

    I want a rose-dominant scent with woods, or a woodsy scent with rose. Does Attar fit the bill? Any thoughts on it?
    Thanks.
  19. Re: How much do the 100ml Montale Aouds/ Attars cost these days?

    Thanks. I should have been more specific. I usually order from Montale in Paris, but haven't done so in a while. If the price is, as volley2 said, 95 Euros, then that is probably what I'll go for. I...
  20. How much do the 100ml Montale Aouds/ Attars cost these days?

    Hi,
    I wondered if anyone knew?
    Thanks.
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Oh dear, here goes:
    Sewage + amber = Elixir des Merveilles
    "Nice" subway urine + flowers = La Nuit by Rabanne
    Meat - I wasn't wearing anything scented, hadn't been eating meat, not a butcher or...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Feedback

    I've received compliments on GV from men and women. The old-man references baffle me. It doesn't smell musty and dated; the sweetness is carefully balanced, it's not an aggressive vetiver, and...
  23. Re: Poivre 23 by Le Labo exclusive to Liberty of London

    This scent is terrific, I smelled it on a card last weekend. The price tag is extortionate : 500ml costs over 700.
  24. Re: I am 40. Which frags should I never wear...i.e. too young for me?

    40 is hardly old. I agree with those who suggested you wear what you like. Chances are, if you feel comfortable in it, you'll carry it off. To be honest, I doubt the general public agonize over...
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    Does de la Renta's Pour Lui have rose?

    Hi,

    Looking for earthy, mossy rose scents. I like Iquitos, Noir de Noir, Portrait of a Lady, Cabaret and most Montale Aouds. Does Pour Lui have rose or strong floral notes, or are there obvious...
  26. Re: Mainstream perfumes similar to Noir Epices and French Lover (Boir D'Orage)?

    I'm bumping this up, in case someone has an answer. Thanks.
  27. Re: Mainstream perfumes similar to Noir Epices and French Lover (Boir D'Orage)?

    Sorry, That's Bois D'Orage. Isn't that what French Lover was called in the US?
  28. Mainstream perfumes similar to Noir Epices and French Lover (Boir D'Orage)?

    Hi,

    I likes these but the price of FM EdesP is high.
    Are there any more mainstream fragrances that approximate these?

    Thanks.
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    Re: HELP- Soothing/strong scent for a stressed man

    Jicky extrait, another vote for Caron Pour un Homme & Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine.
  30. Thread: Do you like oud?

    by lodz
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    Poll: Re: Do you like oud?

    Montale - yes. Tom Ford's Ouds - no, not really. I didn't think NdN had aoud; it smelled like rose on patchouli to me.
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    Re: Best Classic Fougere

    Town & Country by Crown Perfumery is a gentle fougere, in my opinion.
  32. Re: Frederic Malle/Musc Ravageur .VS Guerlain/Bois d'Armenie

    Bois D'Armenie. MR is too linear on me, the Guerlain is more complex.
  33. Re: Recs for DRY non-niche fragrances, please. Something like French Lover, greenish, mossy etc.

    Thanks for the recs, will look into them.
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    Re: Mens fragrances with rose?

    Thanks for all the recs and links.
  35. Re: Recs for DRY non-niche fragrances, please. Something like French Lover, greenish, mossy etc.

    Saripatates:
    Sorry about the confusion. There is a quality that strong fougeres have that I can't quite get to grips with. But I like dry, mossy, chypres - spices are fine so is 'green', rose is...
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    Mens fragrances with rose?

    I need recs for rose-heavy men's fragrances.
    I have Black Aoud & Noir de Noir.
    Thanks.
  37. Recs for DRY non-niche fragrances, please. Something like French Lover, greenish, mossy etc.

    Hi,

    I'd like some recs for dry fragrances. Tried French Lover but wanted something at a better price point since I'm not 100% sure about it - same goes for Noir Epices. Some recs that some close...
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    Poll: Re: What are your feelings about Muscs Kublai Khan

    MKK: Pleasant, soft but earthy musk. Not rich, dank earth as is Kiehl's Musk (terrific scent) but more 'sun-warmed bodies and earth'. I too get gentle floral notes. Dries down to a great skin scent....
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    Poll: Re: Long time lurker looking for a signature scent

    Dior Homme. Dry, soft leather with cardamom and iris. Neither candied nor sharp and aggressive. Good cocoa note; the dryness keeps it from being too gourmand. Versatile, good for many occasions. Not...
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    Kouros: Yes or No and why?

    Kouros. I'm considering it and (to a lesser degree) Kourum. Opinions?
    I like Michael Kors for Men, Antaeus and feminine fragrances like Mitsouko, Jicky, Montales - Cuir D'Arabie, Aoud Leather,...
  41. Re: Thierry Mugler quits fashion, lauches new perfume "Womanity"

    Perhaps the men's version will be 'Manatee'. Fish notes would be appropriate.
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    Re: Which Guerlain frags should I try?

    Habit Rouge
    Mitsouko (eau de toilette)
    L'Instant Pour Homme
    Vetiver
    Jicky
  43. Re: Do you know some dry ,woody and non-floral fragrances?

    Bois D'Argent (Dior) and Lacroix Tumulte Pour Homme.
    Dior Homme is also nice.
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    Re: Fragrances in Song Lyrics

    Then there's Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit.
    Supposedly a member of Bikini Kill spray-painted 'Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on his bedroom wall because his girlfriend wore it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday August 26, 2010

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.
  46. Re: Fragrances that you can't tolerate the horrible top notes to get to the great drydown!

    Montale Cuir D'Arabie. Takes a while for it to settle. Initial note is acrid, but it dries down beautifully. A couple of hours in, it's not that jagged. Great leather.
  47. Do women wear Kouros, Quorum or scents that are typically masculine?

    Question. Gourmand men's fragrances (Au Masculin, Body Kouros etc.) are popular with women. But I wondered if any women wore scents like Kouros (original) and Quorom.
    Or any other scent that is as...
  48. Joy by Patou. Different formulations, would like info.

    What are the differences between Joy in extrait, edt and edp?
    I've read that the edp is different and possibly a version of Eau de Joy.
    What differentiates the edt from the extrait, and is the edp...
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    Sent a PM, not sure if it worked

    I sent someone a PM, but it's not showing up in my sent items.
    How do I know that it got to the other person?
    I'm new to basenotes and don't know the system.

    Thanks.
  50. Thread: Layering Frags

    by lodz
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    Re: What are your favourite perfume combinations?

    Cuiron layered with a big floral or sandalwood.
  51. Repost from another board. Recs for indolic fragrances please.

    Suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Wanna Play? Pick a celebrity fragrance

    Chanel Sycomore for Pacino.

    Daniel 'I drink your milkshake' Day Lewis anyone?
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    Re: Scents with indoles

    Fracas and A la Nuit are both good. The latter was more indolic to me than Sarrasins.
    Don't have much experience with Creed or the Armani Prive line, except for maybe the amber one.
    Haven't tried...
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    Scents with indoles

    Please recommend some extremely indolic fragrances. No preference as to whether it's men's, women's or unisex.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs in UK

    Visit the Chanel boutiques. They're polite, better than the concessions in department stores.
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    Isabella Blow had a terrific, unconventional sense of style.
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    Re: Info needed - Montale fragrances

    Thank you all. Reviews & links were of great help.
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    Re: Which fragrance will you defend to the death??

    Black Aoud - Antaeus - Tubereuse Criminelle.
    On a woman: Poison & Opium.
  59. Re: Is there a fragrance that tells others you're available?

    Taken:
    Chanel No5...on your wife.

    Available (I swear by this):
    http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Three-Short-Sleeve-Black/dp/B000NZW3KC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1250537321&sr=8-1

    Read B.Govern's...
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    Info needed - Montale fragrances

    I've read reviews, but more descriptions would be appreciated.

    I have a sample labelled 'Royal Aoud' and it smells flowery/ powdery to me. Any opinions on this one? Info on notes?

    Aoud Flowers:...
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