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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    "Do you smoke? You smell like cigarette smoke!"
    - L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme

    "You smell like my grandmother. It's not that my grandmother smells bad, but it's not a scent for a young man."...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    Thank you Viffer, it's really interesting that you mentioned the exact measures we don't know about. I tried to find out more, but couldn't find any information that would explain more than I already...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    Thank you, Viffer, you made valid points and I do think that there is the possibility that some naturals are replaced with colorless aromachemicals. Maybe I just can not pick out the differences...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    It seems that people really do believe in the "special extraction method" explained by Mr. Dove, that allegedly makes oils less colorful. So, I will try to tell you what I know.

    Every perfume box...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    Have you ever payed attention to the Ingredients list on the bottom of the Roja Parfums boxes? His Aoud fragrances are loaded with colorants, the Crystal Versions are the same formulas without...
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/yoJC2KkAiOFi4eHjji/giphy.gif
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    For me personally, every single house you listed in your original post is far better than Creed. In the past I used to adore Creed, and thought they were the best. But that was before I got to know...
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    Re: Creed "gift wrap"

    This is pathetic, especially coming from a 'luxury' brand like Creed. It's good to be reassured once in a while that not buying Creed anymore was a good decision.
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    Re: The Scent of Power.

    I came in here expecting a 'The Scent of Peace' flanker :undecided: Well, I really don't have a scent of power, but "Fetish pour Homme" by Roja Dove comes near.
  10. Re: New Acqua di Parma coming in next few months? (2015)

    Incense, Saffron or Vetiver, I guess. I would love to see what they can do with Incense!
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    The last Serge Lutens fragrance that made a lasting impression was 2007s Louve. Ever since then, not a single of his releases were anywhere near good to me. All of the 21 perfumes that were launched...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Zeromolecole Iaia smells exactly like this:

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    Re: Puig buys L'Artisan Parfumeur and Penhaligon's

    Maybe this is the opportunity for these two brands to finally step up their game. But then again: What else could L'Artisan & Penhaligons possibly do to gain more success? They already followed every...
  14. Re: Clive Christian X for Men vs Roja Reckless Pour Homme

    Roja and Clive are both excellent, I admire their collections. In this case, I prefer X for Men. It's darker, woodier and has a much bigger sillage. Reckless is similar, but much lighter with...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Thank you Scent7, I appreciate your descriptions a lot :smiley: I am especially relieved to hear that "A Goodnight Kiss" is not similar to Diaghilev. Now I have to ask my friend who told me about the...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Enjoy your visit! I am looking forward to your impression, and truly hope 'A Goodnight Kiss' is not just a recycled Diaghilev. The aldehydic-floral theme still has a lot of potential, and if Roja...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    A friend of mine visited Harrods and told me that 100 ml of Parfum will sell for £1,250. He also told me "A Goodnight Kiss" is reminiscent of Diaghilev, which surprises me given that Roja Parfums...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Sadly, I did not like L'Homme Idéal. Infact, there is something in the composition which absolutely horrifies me. I guess it's the combination of the amaretto accord and this persistent fresh note,...
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    Scent & Chemistry posted about this topic, and as usual, their take on the "Perfume Industry in 2015" is quite interesting. They say:







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    Re: Tom Ford "Chocolate"?

    It's just a photoshopped image, no need to be worried about authentic looking counterfeits. And by the way: Why did they call it Chocolate? And who actually buys this? :grin:
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    Re: Anyone have experience with Sospiro?

    Unfortunately I was extremely underwhelmed with the entire line. None of them are as rich, beautiful and of high quality as XerJoff, they all felt rather dull, linear and sometimes even dissonant to...
  22. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I agree with you, this fragrance smells extremely off! It's like a cocktail made of cucumbers & hairspray mixed with cabbage, but doesn't smell natural in any way. A chemical and thin little thing.
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    Re: Clive christian 1872 vs Creed Imperial

    1872 is without a doubt superior to Millésime Impérial.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Recently, I have been completely blown away by these two fragrances:

    Enigma Pour Homme by Roja Parfums and Red Hoba by XerJoff.

    I think Enigma Pour Homme (I tried the Extrait) gets enough talk...
  25. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    I have absolutely no problem with XerJoff and Roja Doves pric tags, they started with expensive fragrances and will continue to release them. Maybe it's just me, but what makes me angry is companies...
  26. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Indeed, as long as there are those gems with reasonable price tags everything is fine. My personal fear is, that even those prices will rise more and more, as they have done in the past. Let's wait...
  27. Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    My fellow perfume lovers & collectors. Dark times are ahead, the perfume industry is walking towards complete madness. The signs are undeniable, more and more beloved perfume makers jump on the...
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    Re: Royal oud 2014 is back in 4oz!

    Royal Oud - so rare and scarce they now offer it in bigger bottles. Remember: Stock only lasts until you bought it. That's how precious it is!

    Well, I guess it's good for everyone who loves the...
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    Re: New fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez

    The bottle fragrantica uses for "For Him Bleu Noir" is actually the bottle of the new "Narciso Eau de Toilette", which will be launched next year as well.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated?

    I have two decants of Coromandel at hand. One is from 2009, one from 2014. I can't smell any difference, nor do any of the people I asked to try it. Of course I didn't tell them it's the same...
  31. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    Everyone these days tries to pull a Roja. All these niche labels who had much lower prices before now put out these ridiculously priced perfumes. It's not that I won't spend $480 on a fragrance that...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Here is a small update about the new "Tola Pure Oil" collection (as Bond officially calls the new line): Now you can also get "Harrods Oud" and "Harrods Agarwood" in the new oil concentration. The...
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    Re: Roja Dove - Enigma pour Homme

    I finally got to try Enigma pour Homme Extrait the other day. I've been wearing it for two days now and at first was quite confused. I expected it to be more like Tobacco Vanille, as some people...
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    Re: L'Artisan Al Oudh

    Al Oudh is without a doubt a fantastic creation by Bertrand Duchaufour, who seems to be the most creative individual in the perfume industry. Of course there is no Oud in Al Oudh, and it doesn't even...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux

    I got the opportunity to acquire a sample of Amber Aoud Absolue Précieux today. The initial smell after application is identical to the parfum version. The difference lies in the way they progress on...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Thank you very much for your brilliant post, deadidol! I also trusted Scent & Chemistry up to this point, the more I am disapponted right now how wrong they apparently got their analysis of Sadanne....
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I am certainly not one to rate a perfumers skill, I just thought it was interesting to see what the team of Scent & Chemistry had to say, as they are experts in the fragrance industry who are part of...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I finally found someone who sent me a sample of Sadanne. I was pretty excited to smell a fragrance from Slumberhouse, as this brand is hyped so much on here. But let me tell you, it was a complete...
  39. Re: Creed Royal Oud 120 ml (4 oz.) boutique in France

    There was certainly no real oud in Royal-Oud in the first place. Probably not even synthetic oud. The fragrance is fantastic, though.
  40. Re: Creed Royal Oud 120 ml (4 oz.) boutique in France

    It's funny how Creeds sales people always babble about how scarce and rare the Oud inside of Royal-Oud is, and that it will be soon gone because they can't source the precious material any longer,...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    The Attars are already on sale in Boca Raton and other Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Several people already had the chance to try them and are reporting about it on Facebook. This is definitely not fake...
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    Re: Blind Buy Hits and Misses

    Hits:
    Verona 010 by XerJoff
    Acqua e Zucchero by Profumum Roma
    Jour de Fête by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Mûre et Musc Extrait by L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Dark Aoud by Montale
    Rahät Loukoum by Serge Lutens...
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    Re: Best Irises Out There?

    Irisss by XerJoff is hands down the most natural, divine, sublime, magical, soft, intense, marvelous and enchanting Iris scent out there. It's floral and earthy at once, and thus covers all olfactory...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Hello rolzst, I first heard about it on Facebook. A member of a certain fragrance group told me about the new Attars. He also posted the picture above, and also this one showing the Attars on Sale in...
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    Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Lovers of Bond No. 9 Perfumes listen: Bond No. 9 launched a new collection of three Attar Oils this week. These new oils are much more concentrated than the regular Eau de Parfum / Parfum and don't...
  46. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Blue Hope!

    The transition from head to base is magnificent: First you get crisp citrus spiced with saffron, which then leads to a warm and creamy heart of tropical jasmine and coconutty...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Scent & Chemistry posted their view on Sadanne on Facebook and gave quite some insight into the formula of the scent. I think it is worth reviving this thread so you can read their post about the...
  48. I am not sure if it's just me, but both of them...

    I am not sure if it's just me, but both of them sound rather mechanic and without any passion for the scents itself. Basically, they say: We know how to run a business, so we did one ourselves. I...
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Thank you, I always enjoy reading Luca Turins reviews. He is wrong on the 15 Shalimar flankers, though. There are only 5 flankers: Shalimar Eau Légère Parfumée, Eau de Shalimar, Shalimar Parfum...
  50. Re: Authentic or fake Tom Ford 100 ml Noir de Noir

    I have never seen a 100 ml Tom Ford Private Blend bottle like this. I am sure this is a fake. Usually, the 100 mls look like this:
    ...
  51. Re: Mane is holding a competition where you can make your own scent

    Sounds really fun, here is my composition:

    Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Tea
    Heart: Hazelnut, Orris, Sandalwood
    Base: Vanilla, Coffee, Chocolate, Oud

    Would love to find out how it smells as a real...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    I wonder which color they'll use for this one. Patchouli was moroccan blue, maybe Sandalwood will be "indian red"? :grin:
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    Re: London exclusives?

    You're welcome :smiley: Enjoy your trip to London!
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    Re: London exclusives?

    Harrods Exclusives:

    Roja Parfums: H - The Exclusive Aoud, Roja
    Bond No. 9: Harrods for Him, Harrods for Her, Harrods Oud, Harrods Rose, Harrods Amber, Harrods Oud Patchouli, Harrods Agarwood,...
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    Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    I also love the CC fragrances a lot, and own C for Men. The price tag, though, is probably much too high (which is true for most niche brands). I read an interview with Geza Schön, one of the...
  56. Re: Penhaligon's bottles: product is great, presentation falls short

    My sister got a bottle of "Cornubia". The cap is loose and the bow around the neck already came off after one week. The label is also peeling off slightly. Too bad!
  57. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    First the 17,000€ Guerlain fragrance, now the $600 Serge Lutens. It seems to become a trend to make Roja Dove look cheap.
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    Re: New: Bond No. 9 Queens

    On Bonds facebook page they say it's unisex.
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    Re: Bond no 9 cracking down on internet sales??

    That's exactly why I won't ever buy a Bond product again. I will use up the bottle of Sag Harbor I still have, but apart from that, Bond is dead for me.
  60. Re: Folks who ask you what fragrance you're wearing

    I was once in a situation, where a co-worker asked me what fragrance I was wearing, because she loved it so much she wanted to buy it for her husband. I was wearing Aventus and I knew she hasn't got...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I would buy as many Roja Parfums as I could:

    Amber Aoud Absolue Précieux - $1250
    Aoud Absolue Précieux - $1250
    Musk Aoud Parfum 30ml - $480
    Creation-E Parfum pour Homme - $480
    Amber Extrait -...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I predict this will be next big thing, let YEARS and YEARS of hype begin :thumbsup: I will probably also buy a bottle.
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    You can say about Aventus what you want, but it IS attracting attention. I've been wearing fragrances for many years and rarely got any compliments. If anything, people complained about the perfume...
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    Re: Kobe - Is Xerjoff Fooling Us?

    Well, as long as you like the fragrance enough to pay that kind of money for it, you shouldn't even bother with what others think of it. You can't please everyone around you, so there will always be...
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    I wore Amber Aoud a lot, and I always thought it had disappeared after a few hours. Then some day I asked some people if they could still smell the fragrance I am wearing, and they all said they...
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    Aoud is simple and complex at the same time. Simple, because the Oud is the main ingredient from start to finish. Complex, because the Oud used by Mr. Dove is a multi facetted ingredient itself. Aoud...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    Did you ever wonder what the ingredient "Angels Guidance" is? The mystery has been solved:...
  68. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    A co-worker told me: "You smell like my grandmother. I mean, my grandmother smells nice, but the scent you are wearing is not for young men!". I did not tell her what I was wearing. But I'll tell...
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    Re: Bond no. 9 Silver Factory..discontinued???

    The one with his face on the bottle, which was only called "Andy Warhol", was unfortunately discontinued. All the other Warhol Fragrances have been renamed and can be found in new bottles. Here are...
  70. Thread: Clive christian

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    Re: Clive christian

    I tried several CC fragrances. They all smell wonderful and elegant. Here a quick overview:

    1872 for Men: A fresh and green fragrance for summer. It has citrus notes that really lift the whole...
  71. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    I can't smell any vetiver in Original Vetiver. The fragrance is beautiful, though.
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    Re: Fleur du Male, discontinued?

    Fleur du Mâle is available in many perfume stores in Germany, for example Douglas and Müller (the two biggest perfume department stores over here). Even though they most stopped selling the 125ml,...
  73. Re: How many different frags have you actually smelled?

    I made an attempt to create a list of all fragrances I ever tried. Everytime I get to smell a new perfume, I write it down. Of course the list is not 100% accurate, as I sometimes forget to write...
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    Re: What's with the oud craze?

    Trends are a strange thing, and most of the time we don't even know why something becomes a trend. My guess is: Oud became trendy because the companies can make lots of profit with it. When people...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Eau Boisée cap

    According to Monsieur Guerlains facebook page, the cap was changed from wood to clear plastic.
    ...
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    Now this sounds interesting. I'll definitely try it when I get the opportunity!
  77. Thread: A*Men Urban?

    by Sasuke
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    Re: A*Men Urban?

    Anyone tried it yet? I'd love to know if it's just a different packaging or a new fragrance.
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    Well, even some of the Bond SAs are confused by the sheer number of them. Everytime I ask for a specific one, they give me something else :rolleyesold:


    There are not exactly the same, but pretty...
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    They claimed the same thing back in 2012, when they released the "Sag Harbor" fragrance. You can read it here:...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel - does this look authentic?

    It looks fine to me. The fact that the logo isn't even with the bottle horizontally doesn't mean it is fake. I bought a bottle of Bleu de Chanel directly at Chanel and the logo on my bottle was also...
  81. Hygiene shit? Oh my, I could get started now, but...

    Hygiene shit? Oh my, I could get started now, but I won't. One thing is clear for me: Nasomatto, Orto Parisi and Maria Lux are certainly 'dead' for me now.
  82. Re: Just sent Jean Paul Gaultier a very firm email. Do you think it will work/is justified?

    They can call it 'L'Absolue Mâle'. Problem solved.
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    Re: Tom Ford Golden Tears - Anyone tried this one?

    It seems like "Golden Tears" was just the working title of "Sahara Noir". A similar thing happened with the "Jardin Noir" collection, samples with different names than the final versions were in...
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    Re: Bond 9 question Oud

    The skanky barnyard one is called "Harrods Swarovski Limited Edition" or sometimes they call it simply "Harrods Oud". You can find it on the website of Bond No. 9: http://bit.ly/1nv2yEr
  85. Re: Clive Christian C versus X - How do they differ ?

    X for Men and C for Men are two completely different scents, despite having similar notes. X for Men is a dark and dry perfume, it smells earthy with lots of Vetiver and woods, no sweetness at all....
  86. Poll: Re: Another trio battle: Armani vs Chanel vs Dior vs vs TM vs YSL

    Dior hands down! The Dior Homme line is unique and widely copied, even today!
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    Re: Tuscan Leather OR Clive Christian "C" -

    C for Men! I actually owned Tuscan Leather in the past, but I felt it was too flat and lacking. C has exactly what was missing in Tuscan Leather: It is much richer and deeper.
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    Re: New Serge Lutens Laine de Verre Now available!

    I tried Laine de Verre today. I expected it to be very metallic, but to my relief the metallic note is rather mild. The fragrance smells like a steam ironed white shirt, clean and comforting. It is...
  89. Re: Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez - New Edition of Perfumes: The Guide in Progress

    This is definitely exciting news. Thank you for telling us, I can't wait for the book to be released!
  90. Re: NEW edition to the Xerjoff Casamorati dal 1888 line: 1888

    This sounds like a fantastic spicy floral. Here are the notes:

    Top: coriander, carnation, pepper, saffron
    Heart: rose, neroli, ylang ylang
    Base: sandalwood, patchouli, amber, birch
  91. Re: Article: Chanel to update bottle for No.5 Eau Premiere

    As long as the price does not rise I am ok with the change. But I can already see the horror scenario: The same price we payed for the 150 ml will probably be used for the 100 ml. Let's pray this...
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    Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Underrated: Bond No. 9 (I never understood the hate they get)
    Overrated: Creed
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    Re: How to create a linear scent?

    I guess the perfumers use only a small number of ingredients that are all from similar olfactive groups to achieve this kind of effect.
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    Re: Three New Chanel Exclusifs Extraits

    Oh no, there goes my hope for Coromandel extrait! Even though I haven't tried 1932, I am very disappointed with the other two choices. Beige and Jersey are both rather insignificant and dull to me....
  95. Re: I tried Clive Christian X for men, and it smells delicious, but is too weak. Any similar perfume

    I once got half a spray of X for Men accidently on the sleeve of my coat. It really was a tiny amount. It lasted and projected forever! I can't think of any stronger fragrances than the X duo by...
  96. Thread: Niche Vanilla..

    by Sasuke
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    Re: Niche Vanilla..

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain: A boozy and slightly woody vanilla fragrance. A true beauty by the house of Guerlain.

    Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford: Sweet, thick, delicious! This vanilla is...
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    Re: The very best of 2013

    I did not try many of the 2013 releases, but these are my personal highlights:

    Perfumista Avenue: What a lovely rose, spice and patchouli composition! It starts as a straight floral fragrance,...
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    Re: By Kilian nowadays

    I am also pretty disappointed by what is happening to the by Kilian house at the moment. Like you said, the L'Oeuvre Noire collection is stunning, featuring multi faceted and unique fragrances. Even...
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    Re: MAHORA - Guerlain Your views ?

    Mahora/Mayotte is an excellen fragrance. It's a rich, tropical floral with the delicious, signature Guerlain base. It's a bit green and sharp in the opening, that's probably why no one bought it when...
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    Re: Looking for a quality amber!

    Amber fragrances can be rather tricky. They're either too simple or too sweet. Tom Ford's Amber Absolute is a straight up amber with some incense to make it richer, less sweet. An excellent fragrance...
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