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  1. Re: The most mass appealing vetiver fragrances

    Impossible to source:
    Turtle Vetiver - exercise 1

    Readily available
    Dior Vetiver
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    Re: How to use samples

    I treat samples like a full bottle.

    My usual 8 to 14 sprays
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    Re: I'm new here!

    Welcome, Kelly.

    There's a world, no galaxy, of perfumes that await your eager nose.

    Do drop by every so often & let us know your thoughts.
  4. Thread: By Kilian

    by hedonist222
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    Re: By Kilian

    Roja Dove
    Maison Francis
    Editions du Parfums
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    Poll: Re: Which one should I buy next?

    the Tom Ford
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    Re: What to do with awful perfume

    Give it away to someone less fortunate than you.
  7. Re: Can you wear Volutes Diptyque in the summer?

    Yes. Why not.
  8. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Celestia (2017)

    wow

    sounds great
  9. Re: Complimentary Fragrances in Upscale Restaurants and Hotels

    It used to be very common in the 80s and mid 90s here.

    But its now no longer seen here in the UAE.

    I guess its because the "ill spray myself with anything - despite already wearing another...
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    Re: Best of Diptyque.

    Wow
    They are all worth trying.
    I like Benjoin Boheme from the newer releases & 34 Saint Germain Boulevard
  11. Re: NEW : Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia

    True. They should at the very least not offered in 70ml.
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    Re: Diptyque Room Spray (woody)

    It's matter woody nor subtle.
    But excellent nonetheless.
  13. Re: Who here built their cologne collection off their aftershaves?

    Not I , said hedonist222.
  14. Re: NEW : Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia

    I love the MFK line.
    I look forward to trying it.
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    Re: Perfume rating Fragrantica

    Ahhhh
    The Sailim we know returns.
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    Re: Opinion about future samples

    They're all more or less worth trying.

    Keep in mind that some sure considered extraordinarily more expensive than others. But with trying for reference at least.
  17. Re: If you had to wear only 1 perfume house for the rest of your life...

    Le Labo

    They have the largest variety from simple citruses to complex concoctions to niche compositions.
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    Re: Dior privee sprayers removable?

    No. Not at all.
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    Re: NYC Shopping Trip: Gloating Thread

    Sounds fun.
    Glad you enjoyed.

    I personally don't care about dealing with people. I just want the item & I'm out.
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    Re: New fragrance from Italy: Parco 1923

    Sounds nice.
  21. Thread: Grand Soir

    by hedonist222
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    Re: Grand Soir

    Because , well, theres really not much relation to MR.
  22. Re: New: Clementine California from Atelier Cologne!

    I hope its juniper-centric. I love juniper.
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    Re: You Really Have to be Committed...

    People do buy them though.
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    Re: What's your view on those 2 combos?

    All four are nice.
    Coromandel & the Zegna patchouli are not very comparable. The latter is more patchouli centric.

    Of them all, I prefer the Chanels.
  25. Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Goodbye MFK in it's entirety.
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    Re: Sexy lavender/smoky fragrance

    Pluriel
    Lavande Ombree
    Encens et Lavand

    And I think drseid's favorite Classical by Ana Fritz
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    Poll: Re: Patchouli or Vetiveur friends

    Both
    Either
    None


    It depends on the composition

    It's like asking whether cardamom or vanilla essence gives more strength, luxury and depth to a recipe

    Horses for courses & all that
  28. Re: Introduction and question about weak projection

    Try 8 sprays.
    If you still can't smell yourself, consider an ENT visit.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum

    Not as multi dimensional as the original
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    Re: L'Ombre Fauve Thoughts

    Musky
    Very complex

    Thx for reminding me
    I'll wear it
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    Re: Abdul Karim al Faransi - thoughts?

    Moniker literally translates to:

    Abdul Karim the Frenchman

    Lol
  32. Re: Anyone find a Bond No. 9 Fragrance they actually "like"?

    West side
  33. Re: Growth of the Middle East Fragrance Market

    I think the Americas (northern), Western Europe and Far East Asia have grown whereas the Arab world hasn't.
    In the sense that in Western Europe, Northern America & Far East Asia only a small amount...
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    Re: L'Occitane eus de baux....weak?

    It is subtle.
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    Re: Ella by Arquiste

    Thanks, Mike.
    I'll seek it out.
  36. Thread: Mdci?

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    Re: Mdci?

    Invasion Barbare, Chypre Palatin, and Fetes Persanes are very nice.
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    Re: please suggest some cinnamon fragrances

    Eau Lente - Diptyque
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Bottles

    We'll find out, right?

    I doubt the new owners would be crackbrained enough to request reformulations.

    I've been wanting to use the term crackbrained for a while now. Thanks for the opportunity...
  39. Re: What to do when the wife suggests you buy a fragrance from American Eagle?

    I should mention.
    I was in this exact predicament 11 years ago. A week before our honeymoon.
    Prada Amber pour Homme was freshly released & wifey said she'd love for me to get a bottle. I casually...
  40. Re: What to do when the wife suggests you buy a fragrance from American Eagle?

    Hahahha

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/CM8ihfrlaqU/maxresdefault.jpg
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    Poll: Re: How much do you care about compliments?

    I voted I don't factor.
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    Re: Disappointment

    Happened a few times when I purchased(gambled) stuff from eBay.
  43. Re: What to do when the wife suggests you buy a fragrance from American Eagle?

    Evolve into an even more intelligent husband. Get the one she likes & intentionally wear it a few times a month around her.
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    Re: So many choices!

    In your case I could say check out what you already have & get the one you don't have. From a genre perspective.
    But truthfully I would say get the one you really want. Even if there's overlap.
  45. Re: Independent Parfumers and their best scents.

    Bruno Acampora
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka

    Encens et Lavande?
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    Re: Kyoto Question

    It's not as offensive as when you mention a note in a perfume, then someone says that can't be true. Because it's not mentioned in the notes list lol.
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    Re: Kyoto Question

    No coffee note in Kyoto.
    Rightly so because what does Kyoto have to do with coffee.
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    Re: Leather Oud, much stronger

    Samples go off.
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    Re: Silk Road Fragrance

    The silk route was long and encompassed many cultures. I would not like a perfume that encompassed them all.
    I'd love a perfume that encompasses certain stretches of it.
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    Re: Whats Your Favourite Fragrance ... ?

    Benzoin Boheme groom this year.
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    Re: Molecule 04 - launching March '17

    Will try
    Expectations low
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    Re: Wasting precious Creed sprays?

    It doesn't work like that.
    If your expectations aren't being met, then adjust accordingly.
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    Re: Longest lasting summer fragrances?

    Petit Grain - Miller Harris
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    Re: Cure for Olfactory Fatigue

    I never suffer olfactory fatigue.

    maybe the first five minutes of a particularly strong perfume
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    Re: If you were in charge...

    Reduce mainstream type scents to only 25% of total output.
  57. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    No. There are none.
    Live in a society that embraces this lifestyle.
  58. Re: An empirical approach do date old Guerlain perfumes since 1930.

    Thanks, Andre.
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    Re: For yourself or others?

    Myself of course.
    A perfume is like a personality - can either charm or infuriate others.
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    Re: Breaking the "rules"

    Exactly

    Life's too short for myths & superstition.
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    Re: What's the dreamiest fragrance?

    Purple Patchouli
  62. Re: How do I go about finding the "Best" fragrance which suits me out of a set of samplers?

    Not trying to be negative but how do you eat or buy clothes?

    The same way.
  63. Re: How to increase projection of new Coach fragrance

    Spray moar
  64. Re: I love Aqua Universalis (not Forte). What else is similar?

    The new petit matin
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    The annual diptyque release - the rose one.
    Problem is the bloody thing doesn't project much after an hour.
    Maybe my retail sample from the boutique is oxidized.
  66. Re: Jul et Mad - Amour de Palazzo,Who tried?

    I tried it briefly.
    Wish I could've given it a full wearing.
    That tells you something, right? If I'm willing to give it a full wearing. :)
  67. Re: Top notes. If they vanish quickly why not stick to heart and base only?

    If that were the case, wouldn't you smell the alcohol after the top notes perished?

    Ahh, food for thought.
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    Re: New Amouage: Myths

    I gave this a full wearing the other day. It's nice go see Amouage going back to their roots.


    Starts out with a bit of violet leaves , soft leather and a floral accord.
    Then the patchouli (very...
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    Re: New Amouage - Myths

    Those who like older Amouage will enjoy this.
    I didn't & I don't.

    The woman one though is amazing.
  70. Re: Thoughts on MLK's Petit Matin ? Interested in purchasing....Thumbs up or down ?

    It's a very versatile perfume. Daily wear.
    I would say it's from his B grade releases.
    A grade being Pluriel, Absolue pour le Soir &a few others
    C grade being Amyris

    But a C grade MFK is still...
  71. Re: Top notes. If they vanish quickly why not stick to heart and base only?

    Think of perfume as a complex composition that's blended and not something clinically layered & easily dissected.
    Also, not all top notes vanish. Think of them as garnish.

    See I even made it...
  72. Re: Interesting! Sylvaine Delacourte launches her own line

    Its a 2 shot win.

    First of all, its cheaper. Cost of one one design of bottle and box for all perfumes. Production is cheaper too.
    Secondly, its safer. You never know what may not appeal to a...
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    Poll: Re: What would you do?

    I voted :
    Buy 1-2 mid range bottles


    Because you already have 50 and appear to enjoy them. So why not more. MOAR
  74. Re: Proported 'Best Body Part To Spray Perfunme To Make It Last Longer'

    jugular vein FTW
  75. Re: I wish more niche houses offered 15ml for $35

    30ml would be nice
  76. Re: What Fragrance would you drop $200-500 for even though it doesn't project well (skin scent) ?

    Idole de Lubin
    The new Diptyque Essences incencees rose
  77. Re: Interesting! Sylvaine Delacourte launches her own line

    They all sound nice.
  78. Re: Ambre Fétiche Annick Goutal or Dior Homme Parfum

    Sailim!!!!!!!!!!

    You're back????

    Hahaha where did you disappear to
  79. Re: Ambre Fétiche Annick Goutal or Dior Homme Parfum

    AF without a doubt
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    Re: My plan for the rest of this year.

    Life's too short for deprivation. Especially self deprivation.
  81. Re: How do you decide what fragrance to wear in the morning? How long to decide?

    A few seconds
    I either know and reach or I glimpse over the cadavers.
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    Re: Need help deciding .....

    mfk
  83. Re: *How much MONEY have you spent on FRAGRANCES so far?*

    Too much yet not enough
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    Re: Need help deciding .....

    Those two are very different.
    One is woodsy cedar & the other is resinous / labdanum.
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    Re: rich and down to earth

    Hasu no hana
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    Re: What sizes do you guys buy? Collectors

    The largest offered
    This way I don't have to worry about backups.
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    Trini Girl - Nicki Minaj

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.44044.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Myrrh - change my mind!

    You're right. Myrrh is austere by nature. Metallic.
    I suggest benzoin - it's the opposite of myrrh.
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    Re: The mind of a perfumer

    Well, obviously skill & craft differ among perfumers but yes, generally speaking, I feel they tone down creations to appeal to the masses.
    That's why niche was supposed to be the savior. Houses like...
  90. Re: My Italian niche shopping holiday - Some great finds!

    That's why I love Italy


    Delicious food
    Gorgeous women
    Magnificent architecture
  91. Re: Anyone tried Bramble perfumes? Dubai House

    One of those brands where you know it's all about high prices, fancy packaging, glamorous names, enforcing a sense of exclusivity. But the end product is terrible.
    For sake of discussion, I'll give...
  92. Re: Ethical dilemma, family member chipped collectors bottle

    I'm reminded of cultural differences among peoples.

    I cringed thinking of asking for reimbursement. In this culture, the person would normally try to make it up somehow - without needing to be...
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    Re: the most exclusive fragrances

    JAR imo
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    Re: NEW: Rahele by Neela Vermeire!

    sounds less complex than the rest from the line

    will definitely try
  95. Re: Which of your perfumes has the highest sillage?

    peau d'espagne
  96. Re: Help me choose my next Guerlain! Chamade pour homme or Songe d'un bois d'ete.

    Chamade pour homme

    Songe du bois feels like a fad thats faded
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    Re: How to deal with pushy sales reps?

    hahahahahaha
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance House? (Poll)

    I voted le labo
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    Re: I need challenging!

    Rien from your list.

    Other peau d'espagne or das tes bras
  100. Re: Is L`Air du Desert Marocain still unique???

    I think its still very unique.
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