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    Re: Best Benzoin Perfumes?

    Benzoin Boheme
    And my sotd as well
  2. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    None
    It just doesn't make sense to me.
    And not everything needs to make sense all the time but still....
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    Re: Any release news on Creed Viking?

    I'll try it.

    Hopefully it'll be good.
  4. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    Le Labo

    Each perfume is unique.
  5. Re: NEW: Etat LIbre D'Orange - You Or Someone Like You!

    So, what are the notes?
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    It's very personal.
    Some people are happy with one.
    Some with 2-3
    Some with 5-6
    Some with up to 8

    Some like 400

    I think if you're not doing a 400 wardrobe, 5-6 is just right.
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    Re: Absolu pour le soir

    Nope. still around.
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    Re: NEW: Boucheron - La Collection!

    How typical
    I hope they smell atypical
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain - Joyeuse Tubéreuse!

    Sounds great.
    If it's too feminine for me, wifey will like it.
  10. Re: Is Carnal Flower a 'good replacement' for Insensé?

    I own and enjoy both but they're very different.
    Particularly because CF is floral based.
  11. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Celestia (2017)

    Anyone try it?
  12. Re: NEW : Natura Fabularis - Six New Scents by L'Artisan Parfumeur!

    not yet released here

    waiting anxiously

    its either a make it (further) or break it scenario for l'Ap
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    Poll: Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Just beautiful.

    TC is medicinal. It smells like a bouquet of tuberose flowers that've bloomed at night (they're night blooming species).

    CF is more refined.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you carry a pocket atomizer ?

    No

    I wear weak perfumes for short outings.
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    Re: NEW: L'Artsan Parfumeur - Sur L'Herbe!

    Description is very vague. I am disappointed.
  16. Re: NEW: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Au Bord Du L'Eau!

    Sounds great.

    l'Artisan temporarily pulled back their line here and will re-launch under the new packaging soon.
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    Re: How do I start getting into Niche?

    You get into niche by accepting to experience new things without negatively comparing it to what you're used to.
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    Re: NEW Noir Aphrodisiaque By Kilian

    I will try it but lately Kilian has been lacking.
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    Re: Sadly reformulated Niche perfumes

    Which one?

    Its not usual for them to do 180 degree differences. Not so abruptly.
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tanger"

    Gave it a full wearing today.

    An Aventus flanker.

    IMO much better then Aventus because it's , slightly, more complex.

    Calone & pineapple.

    For shame MDCI....piggybacking on Aventus'...
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    Re: How do you find a "hidden gem"??

    I suppose it's self explanatory but I'll try out seek out perfumes that weren't talked about & hope they're not commercial fillers.

    I think the whole Micallef line is filled with hidden gems.
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    Re: FBs for 2017

    None to buy
    A few to try
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    Re: Auto Company Fragrances

    I think the majority of these are outsourced. The auto company requests a theme, gets a few drafts, selects one & that's it.
    I don't think they get too involved because they don't have a qualified...
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    Re: Mind sharing your "collector guidelines"?

    I don't collect. I just buy what I like.
    And frankly I cannot see the appeal of collecting & not using.
    It's like collecting food.
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    Re: They say no perfume is worth more than $100

    There are two primary costs in products:
    The cost of raw material & overheads

    Then, on top of these two costs to produce, the company applies their markup - how much profit they want to make.
    ...
  26. 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.
  29. 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.
  32. Re: Can you wear Volutes Diptyque in the summer?

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

    wow

    sounds great
  34. 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
  36. 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.
  38. Re: Who here built their cologne collection off their aftershaves?

    Not I , said hedonist222.
  39. 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.
  42. 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.
  46. Thread: Grand Soir

    by hedonist222
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    Re: Grand Soir

    Because , well, theres really not much relation to MR.
  47. 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.
  50. 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
  53. 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
  57. Re: Anyone find a Bond No. 9 Fragrance they actually "like"?

    West side
  58. 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.
  61. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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.
  68. 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.
  70. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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
  87. 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.
  88. Re: How to increase projection of new Coach fragrance

    Spray moar
  89. 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.
  91. 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. :)
  92. 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.
  95. 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...
  96. 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...
  97. 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
  99. Re: Proported 'Best Body Part To Spray Perfunme To Make It Last Longer'

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

    30ml would be nice
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