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  1. Thread: Timbersilk

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    Re: Timbersilk

    Any Update on TimberSilk sources in the US?
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    Samples/Decants: Amouage/CdG

    Looking for Samples and or Decants of the Following:

    Amouage Jub XXV
    Amouage Epic
    Would love to try others, but these are at the top of the list.

    If you are really nice Tribute and/or Homage....
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    Re: Creed purchase - first time

    Even if you are under 35 try Bois Du Portugal. Great fragrance and even if you dont like it you will have insight into a whole other type of fragrance. IMHO BdP is Creeds Best currently available.
  4. Re: To the gentlemen with wives/gfs a simple question, does your lady prefer no cologne?

    Def C.

    GF loves a lot of what I have, but I do have a few that she hates. Prefers it 90% of the time.
  5. Re: Has anyone tried the body shop's amber oud ? Wow :)

    Just purchased this last night along with some samples. Cannot wait to try this next to my By Kilian Sample!
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    Re: Aventus or Jubilation XXV

    This.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    I am 23 and wear this daily to work (Just wanted to break the age perception). This is just a fantastically smooth fragrance, and though perhaps a bit dated in terms of style, it absolutely is a...
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    Re: Fragrances made in China

    The vast majority of all forgeries come from china. Period. Have you seen the new truck design from BYD? It is almost identical to the design of the F-150, so it comes as no surprise to me that the...
  9. Re: Just "discovered" Obsession, looking for recommendations of other classic powerhouse scents

    This
  10. Re: do you Associate fragrances two any country or city.

    Yes, I have very vivid memories of certain cities while wearing certain fragrances, which is due to me having quite a few experiences in each city with each fragrance.

    For Instance:

    Shanghai...
  11. Bal a versailles. It is incredible.

    Bal a versailles. It is incredible.
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    Re: Serge Lutens: Overhyped if not overrated?

    MikeSC, Barneys Carries the full export line from lutens, though you are limited in your locations. SL also used to have a sample request program on their website, though i do not know if this is...
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    While at the main souk/riyad, look for some...

    While at the main souk/riyad, look for some fragrance shops. They sell knock offs of many fragrances, and carry rose oil, a moroccan specialty, as well as mukhallats sandalwood oud ect. Nothing high...
  14. Re: Is there knock-offs of Black xs by Paco Rabannie?

    I believe Surrati makes a knock of CPO which can be bought rather cheaply at zahras.com
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    Re: Tom Tuskan Leather by Surrati

    Hate to be this guy, but anybody willing to help me out with a decant of surrati black oudh?
  16. Re: yves saint laurent - l'homme vs. yves saint laurent - rive gauche

    Rive Gauche is the better frag imho, but l'Homme is probably more versatile and neighbor friendly. Both are great!
  17. Thread: Chanel?

    by mdtroyer
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    Re: Chanel?

    There is a small possibility that I am biased.... but, Antaeus is the single most elegant masculine fragrance ever. Done.
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    Re: Oils you should try to find in Morocco?

    I totally forgot about Morocco's Rose Oils. You should be looking for rose oil from Kellat M'Gouna specifically, as this is where the roses are grown and where the annual rose festival is held....
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    Re: How Dangerous is Perfume ?

    Kind of like soap poisoning?

    http://www.flickstongue.com/Movie/Pics/soap_poisoning.jpg
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    Re: Oils you should try to find in Morocco?

    There is really not much in Morocco in he way of oils. The vast majority of oils sold there are either cheap knockoffs of western perfumes, or exceedingly cheap oud and sandalwood oils.
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2011/10/yves_saint_laurent_relaunch_8.html

    Says that it is not a new take, only a new name. Only time will tell, i guess.
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    Re: NICHE MACHO FRAGANCES 2000-2011 periode?

    Meh. Close Enough. I still consider it timeless, and better than 95% f fragrances created after 2000. So i put it on the list.
    However, thank you for the correction.
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    Re: NICHE MACHO FRAGANCES 2000-2011 periode?

    MKK, Antaeus, M7, Rive Gauche PH
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    Re: Sephora is killing the NICHE market?

    It is Not a faut of sephora that the problem exists, but instead that the problem persists, which is also unintentional. I agree that sephora fits their customer demand perfectly, and it is most...
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    Re: Sephora is killing the NICHE market?

    With Sephora being the main fragrance store in the United States, and presumably the rest of the world, It is easy to see how their willingness or ability to carry only designer frags would limit the...
  26. Re: best fragrance for winter from Hermes/YSL/Chanel

    Hermes: Bel Ami
    YSL: M7/Rive Gauche
    Chanel: Antaeus
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    Re: Mukhalat Malaki vs Surrati Tom Oud

    Tom Oud is Good, but nothing special. Go with Malaki.
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    Re: Clubbing scents

    Go with MKK!!!

    Really though, Musc Nomade always works quite well for me. However, i tend to stick with two scents: Antaeus and Aoud Forest. Antaeus is different enough to garner some attention....
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan: Why oh Why??!!

    I get Absolutely no Skankiness in this. If i do, i dont care to notice, as this is just too good to dislike. It is a hypnotically beautiful composition, and seems to play between the sweet and a...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood.

    I prefer Tuscan Leather. Strong Raspberry note to me, which calms down into a nice leather. Oud wood comes out smelling like faint blueberries and settles down into a calm synthetic oud scent. Both...
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    Re: BEST: Clubbing Fragrances

    I wear Anteus when i head upscale, Aoud Forest for most nights (Aoud is quite different than most, but the aquatic notes keep it in line with the general vibe/trend), when i go grungy i am usually...
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    Re: Montale Aoud Forest?

    Well i just bought a sall bottle of this at the boutique in paris. This is a great take on aquatics. It is minimally marine, with a good dash of aoud in the drydown. The Notes in between keep this...
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    Re: review - Dark Aoud and Moon Aoud

    Tried these when i was in Qatar. Dark has a fantastic dry down, but starts a bit off putting. Moon Aoud seems to blend in with all of the other Montale offerings. It was good, just not great. I would...
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    I am currently travelling around the word, and only took small decants of M7, Rive Gauche and L'Homme along with some samples, and absolutely fell in love with anteus. Bought a full bottle here in...
  35. Re: Unique Clubbing/ Party scents for the man in his mid 20's. Niche or designer. Help !?!?

    Used Anteus at a club here in shanghai for the first time, and got more attention than ever. It could just be that my game was on (yeah right), but i like to attribute some of it to the fact that...
  36. Re: Can a (rather young-looking) 21 year old pull off Derby?

    22 year old here who has Anteus, BdP, and MKK in his regular rotation. Wear what you like. I have never had anyone tell me i smell like an old fart, cause guess what...they fit my style and...
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    Re: Fruity Fragrances For Men

    Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather has a very nice raspberry feel to it. check it out.
  38. Re: What does pure oud smell like? M7, Amouage Hommage Attar, Jubilation XXV, Epic Men

    Epic Pointless Dispute. @OP i recommend trying Taha's oils, as these seem to represent the purest of the pure when it comes to oud. I would also recommend some of the swiss arabian and rasasi dhen al...
  39. Re: How much do the 100ml Montale Aouds/ Attars cost these days?

    $60?! Thank god im going to Qatar.
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    Poll: Re: Creed: most compliment

    My personal favorite is BdP, but my most complimented would have to be Tabarome Millesime which is weird in my mind.
  41. Re: Most underrated scent? Signature Scent? Guilty Pleasure Scent?

    Most Underrated: Bond 9 Signature Perfume
    Signature: Bond 9 Signature, cause nobody wears it.
    Guilty Pleasure: Bond 9 Signature, because it is underrated.
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    Re: Your "To Buy" List

    Bond No. 9 Signature
    Bois Du Portugal
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Ambre Narguile
    Black Aoud
  43. Re: What if...Dracula was a perfume lover he would wear at midnight...

    Le Roy Soleil Homme - Salvador Dali
  44. Thread: Tom Ford

    by mdtroyer
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    Re: Tom Ford

    Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille are his best IMHO
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    Re: Surprise from Hermes in my mailbox today!

    We here in the US actually get our samples direct from the Hermes Boutique in New York, avoiding international shipping problems, which i believe is why it is easy for us to get samples across the...
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    Re: Surprise from Hermes in my mailbox today!

    Hopefully they treat you well. I have to say that Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is a phenomenal fragrance, i could easily wear this one though it is definitely unisex. Vetiver Tonka and Paprika Basil are very...
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    Surprise from Hermes in my mailbox today!

    Just received a package from Hermes today, and i have to say that i am incredibly impressed. I inquired a month ago as to whether they might send me some samples of their Hermessence line of...
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    Re: Places to shop in Doha, Qatar?

    Thanks Scent! I am very blessed to be able to take an around the world trip, and luckily have the ability to visit Qatar. Given that i am a fragrance fanatic, i figured this stop might be a very good...
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    Places to shop in Doha, Qatar?

    I have a couple of days in Doha Qatar, and was wondering if anybody knew of the best place to buy fragrances and oils?
  50. Re: Guys, if you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    Musc Nomade. Subtle enough in small amounts, and very pleasing to all. IMHO you need to smell pleasant, but unique tends to be a bit off putting when it comes to scent. Let your unique personality...
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    Poll: Re: M7 or Dirty English

    IMHO Dirty English is more wearable on a daily basis. It seems to me that while it is more "dirty", it also hase notes which give it almost universal likability. M7 on the other hand may not be loved...
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    Re: College guys 18-23 years old. TOP 5 FRAGS

    5) Chergui
    4) Tuscan Leather
    3) Rive Gauche PH
    2) Bond No. 9 Signature
    1) M7
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    Re: XS Paco Rabanne:

    Longevity and XS seem to go hand in hand with me. I ususally get a good 6 hrs out of it before it becomes a skin scent.
    On an otherwise unrelated note, i just got my first sample of GIT for longer...
  54. Re: Am I the only young guy here that DOESN'T like sweet fragrances?

    Im 22, and while i enjoy some sweet frags a la serge lutens and tom ford, i have to say that my interests also lie in the complete opposite direction. BdP, BdG, New York...blah blah. In any case, you...
  55. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Age: 22

    1) Creed - BdP
    2) YSL - M7
    3) Bond 9 - Signature
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    Re: YSL M7 good for 18-20 year old?

    Im reviving this because i just got my bottle of M7 (thanks Mapletop) and i have to say that it will surely become one of my daily frags. Yes it is strong, but on me it settles to a woody musky sweet...
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    Re: Game: suggest a scent to a work of art

    What!?...no sex panther?
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    Re: Game: suggest a scent to a work of art

    http://itthing.com/wp-content/uploads/American-Gothic.jpg
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    Re: Game: suggest a scent to a work of art

    Sonoma Scent Studio - Fireside Intense...
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    Re: What is similar to Tom Ford Oud Wood?

    Check out Zahras.com and look under the Suratti catalogue. They have fragrances that are similar to Montale Black oud, Tom ford Oud wood, and Tom for Tuscan Leather. They are perfume oils, not...
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    Suratti- experience?

    Has anybody tried any of these oils from suratti? Thoughts?

    Surrati Dehan
    Oudh Al Malak


    Surrati Dehan
    Al Oudh Al
    Qadeem
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    Re: Is the dreamer really romantic?

    Very interesting scent. At first it is very harsh and synthetic. Give it 15 mins though and it dries out to something powdery soft. Much like any relationship, difficult at first, comfortable in the...
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    Re: I need a new scent, and I need it now

    Im tempted to say lucky no. 6 as well, as nobody owns it, its surprisingly good, and can be found very very cheap. Give Bleu de Chanel a shot. Sounds like it might be up your alley. Also, John...
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    Re: Hanae Mori HM Blind Buy?

    IMHO its sweet. A synthetic sweetness of epic proportions, but i a good way. Its not too cloying, and definitely is something i have received many compliments for.
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    Re: What should Oud wood smell like ?

    Thanks DuNez,
    I think i may ask for a sample of Oudy woody after my next zahras purchase, sounds interesting. Also, i am definitely going to go to perfumers apprentice and purchase their beginners...
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    Bond Signature....

    Has a certain bitte/sharpr bite to it, and its what keeps me coming back to this frag...and i cant for the life of me figure out which note it is....is i the oud? Can someone please help me out,...
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    Re: What should Oud wood smell like ?

    So, question.....How is Oudy Woody? Ive thought about picking up a bottle myself. And as for perfumers apprentice black agar and oud, how are they on their own?
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    This may sound wierd, but....

    I love tuberose, a lot.....but i find most frags with this note entirely unwearable. So, im wondering if anyone knows of more masculine scent which has a distinct tuberose note?
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    Re: Sample programs?

    I know that Serge Lutens, Hermes, Penhaligons, Diptyque, and Annik Goutal will all send samples free of charge.
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    Re: Best Penhaligon`s for men?

    Opus 1870
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    Any Masculine almond scents out there?

    I love marzipan, and was wondering if there were any frags which had a noticeable almond note, but not overly sweet. Essentially Masculine Almond.
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    Any Masculine almond scents out there?

    I love marzipan, and was wondering if there were any frags which had a noticeable almond note, but not overly sweet. Essentially Masculine Almond.
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    Re: Surrati - Tom Oud - a gorgeous oud oil from KSA

    Well Asked for some recommendations for oud oils from the people at Zahra's and they sent me back four oils and two sprays.

    For Oud oils here are our recommendations:

    Rasasi Dhaneloudh Cambodi...
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    Re: Surrati - Tom Oud - a gorgeous oud oil from KSA

    Well i just purchased 10 Al Rehab oils from zahras, and requested samples of Black Aoud, Tom Oudh, and Tom Tuscan Leather. Ill Post after i try.
  75. Re: Anything like Fleurs d'Oranger by serge lutens?

    I really liked this fragrance, but felt it was too feminine for me. My girlfriend, however, loved it. So, i'm looking for something similar for her to try. Unfortunately my college budget does not...
  76. Anything like Fleurs d'Oranger by serge lutens?

    Is there anything like Fleurs d'Oranger by serge lutens?
  77. Re: Game: If you like that, then you may like this

    Polo Blue
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    Fragrance in Morocco and Turkey

    I will be visiting Morocco and Turkey in the spring and was looking for advice on where to go for oils (oud especially) and frags in north africa and turkey. In morocco i will be visiting Fes,...
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Diptyque:
    Dear Mr. Troyer,

    Thank you for you're inquiry could you kindly share your shipping and telephone details with us so that we may better serve you.

    Sincerely,


    Customer Service
    d...
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    Re: What was that?!

    http://lesnez.com/Perfumesmatiere.html
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    Re: Another Creed copied by a designer...

    I don't get the connection between DE and TM, but Lacoste challenge is a direct rip of TM in my mind. But maybe thats just my nose.
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    Re: YSL cologne aficionados

    Im 22 and i wear rive gauche at least three times a week. I dont think it smells anything other than clean, and is not old mannish at all. It is a fragrance that should be worn with confidence and...
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    Scented Monkey Purchase....Problems Ensue

    So...I recently Ordered a bottle of M7 from Scented Monkey through Amazon.com
    Just received the package today only to open it and find out that i had been sent L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci instead....
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    Re: my NEMO experience

    Where In gods name do you find this stuff for cheap. Its price is skyrocketing
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    Re: Check This Out Guys, New 2010 Frag for CHEAP

    Read the terms and conditions....you are paying for a trial period of 10 days. after the trial period your card will be charged $95 for the full price of the bottle. Always too good to be true.
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    Re: Oriental recommendations

    Suggestion:
    Give lucky Number 6 a try....nothing completely new, but not entirely common either. To me its a very subtle fragrance with a nice top and drydown. The other plus is that it is...
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    Re: Frags you only like as a room spray ?

    Oscar de la Renta - Pour Lui

    Love the smell, but find on my skin it just explodes to the point of being unbearable.
  88. Re: Why are so many new members fascinated by Creed?

    To be honest, the reason i was so attracted to creeds initially was purely due to the fact that they were one of few lines available at Saks, which is the nicest dept store in town. This glamourized...
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    Re: First Fragrance You Fell In Love With

    First smell i remember associating with good memories is a particular discontinued old spice after shave balm. My father used to wear this and would let me wear some on special occasions. Sadly i...
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    Re: Recommend 3 fragrances currently at Sephora

    YSL L'Homme/ La Nuit De L'Homme .....L'eau D'Issey Intense....John Varvatos...may other good ones....but start with these
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    Re: Best place to buy Oud from Al Haramain

    Thanks for the suggestions guys...im sure i wil like al haramain stuff once it arrives. ONce i feel that ive gotten the introduction over with i would love to test out some of the better frags, but...
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    Re: Best place to buy Oud from Al Haramain

    And by the way...as for the non pure oud offerings from al haramain, al rehab, ect..... what would you suggest?
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    Re: Best place to buy Oud from Al Haramain

    Im glad to hear that they are good frags....and to be honest im not yet looking for straightforward oud....im just looking really to get some samples of eastern frags to see if i even have interest...
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    Re: Best place to buy Oud from Al Haramain

    Bought 3ml samples of Al Baraq and Night Dreams at the suggestion of Al-Manawarra....good place to start i guess. Ill let ya know how well this seller works, and how the products are
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    Re: Saks 5th Avenue for Him

    I have to admit...as much as i love many of the bond offerings....the new signature perfume is one of the best frags i have ever smelled.... i would absolutely love the chance to own this...
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    Re: Best place to buy Oud from Al Haramain

    Thanks for the response. I got an email from zahras and they are offering me 6 samples of some of the cheaper Al Haramain frags for 25 bucks including shipping. Even if quantity of each sample is...
  97. Re: HELP! Better replacements for Kenneth Cole Black and Cool Water

    Green Irish Tweed or Chez Bond for Cool Water....personally would go for GIT
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    Re: Smokers and cologne

    There are some colognes that pair very well with cigarette smoke, but all tend to be fairly linear. I smoke on occasion and have recieved compliments on the pairing with John Varvatos. I think...
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    Re: Saks 5th Avenue for Him

    Saks for him was, in my opinion, not the best offering from Bond No.9. As i recall, when i tested this frag, upon first sniff there was nothing special about the brew. It had the very familiar bond...
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    Best place to buy Oud from Al Haramain

    Does anyone here have any experience with Zahara's website? I have been looking to order some Al Haramain samples from this site, and i was just wondering if anyone here knew the size/cost of these...
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