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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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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    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 The rose has withdrawn a bit though the slight powder is there with a animalic leather...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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  15. Re: I just picked up a vintage bottle of Guerlain Heritage (gold cap) and am wondering...

    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...
  16. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    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: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    https://i1.adis.ws/i/liberty/000532937-R095873006-1?$large$
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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

    Vintage Lauder For Men

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    dhl
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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: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

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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: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

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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.

    https://twitter.com/Kafkaesque_Blog
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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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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    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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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    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.
  54. Re: I just Devin Aramis smells very good ..

    This thread is making me miss the scent and I don't own it. I just remember how good and different it was when I had a nice sample of it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

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  56. Re: I wanted to buy some Pryn and Prissana perfumes but...

    I've just ordered samples of Mandarava and Ma Nishtana from this line. I'm quite curious in how these smell given the praise I hear from people about these scents.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

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  58. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    If it's anything like the work from Sultan Pasha then your probably right.
  59. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    No I have not smelled any from ajeej le dore as yet.
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    [QUOTE=911LambMelb;4728408]Same here.
    I go heavy on the trigger to compensate for the lack of longevity. Also- the top notes do fade pretty quickly, but the heart and base notes last around 8...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

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  62. Re: Aramis Devin & New West..what's it like and is it worth to be part of collection.

    Devin is a old school bitter green chypre fragrance whilst New West is a aromatic fougere with a herbal calone scent. As you like the original Aramis there is a probability you will like these as...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th September, 2019

    Vintage Puredistance M

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th September, 2019

    Ahhhh mannnn this is soooo goooood.

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  66. Re: Boldest designer or mainstream scents - what are or were they?

    I have not got around to trying any of their scents as yet so I cannot say.
  67. Re: Boldest designer or mainstream scents - what are or were they?

    I remember when this was a in your face beast in the Eighties, where people loved these big bold scents. Lots of leather, pine and in your face sillage though not everyone liked the tobacco accord it...
  68. Re: Boldest designer or mainstream scents - what are or were they?

    Original Polo by Ralph Lauren.
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    Heavy animalics like Leather Oud/Vintage Kouros are for me just a now and again wear when you want to walk on the wild side. Though if blended well like the real deer musk in Bortnikoff Musk Cologne...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th September, 2019

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  71. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    That's a shame you get poor longevity with Musk Cologne, I get eight hours though it does stay close to the skin. I always spray to the chest and the scent sticks to my shirt and just lingers in a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th September, 2019

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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Congrats, it's a beauty!
  74. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I have not smelled that one but have been intrigued by it and would also like to know how they compare.
  75. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It has it all for me as I love citrus, deer musk and sandwood notes and here they are blended beautifully with top quality ingredients. And the exotic smelling floral notes are just the cherry on top...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

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  77. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks again Mike. Bortnikoff Europe website are doing a sale where you get 18% off, so as these fragrances are limited editions I have ordered a back up bottle of Musk Cologne. I can just keep it in...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd September, 2019

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Musk Cologne By Bortnikoff

    Tropical flowers melding with citrus tangerine notes is soon joined by a rich musk and lovely sandalwood. These notes are constantly dancing around each other. Lovely...
  81. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I've been amazed by the difference from my first wearing where I just mainly picked up on the citrus and florals. Now I get a rich musk along with a beautiful sandalwood inter-playing with the...
  82. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    So I wanted to re-calibrate my nose on the musk accord for my second wearing of Musk Cologne. Yesterday I applied this musk oil called Ruthvah, it's a combination of deer musk, ambergris and civet....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd September, 2019

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  84. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks Mike, I did eventually pick up on some musk in the far drydown after six to seven hours. I think my nose was bewitched by the tropical florals which is what I loved most about the scent. When...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Vintage Dunhill Edition

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  86. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    The sandalwood is very beautiful and soft as it merges with the tropical flower accord. I've had it on my skin for six hours now and I can still pick up gentle wafts, it's quite complex.
  87. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Well my bottle of Musk Cologne came today which is my first experience with a Bortnikoff fragrance. First impressions from one wearing, a beautiful light melange of citrus and florals that smells...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The presentation was good with a velvet box with the bottle laying on a golden bed of silk along with a nice plastic card with the note breakdown. I find it has that lovely uplifting otherworldly...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    My bottle of Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff has arrived which I'm wearing as my sotd. First impressions, a beautiful light melange of citrus and florals that smells fresh and slightly creamy. Beautiful...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    The rise of niche with talented artisans showing what they can craft. This imo has been going from strength to strength and will continue.....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Musk Cologne By Bortnikoff

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I've been wanting this one for a while now and I have just bit the bullet and purchased it blind. I love citrus and musk, it's a pricey blind but at least I can stop obsessing over it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    I love this scent, it's such a uplifting feel good scent.

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  96. Poll: Re: Which Amouage and what color fits my personality?

    Memoir Man and the colour grey.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Pegwell Bay By Haeckels ( I love that not only is it a unusual from the mainstream stunner but it lasts all day)

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Vintage Dunhill Edition

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    Re: Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland

    Bump

    I have not worn this in a while and I thought I would dig it out of a box full of out of favor fragrances. Mainly because I've been unhappy with the performance I've my Guerlain Vetiver on my...
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