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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Please add UNUM - Quando Rapita In Estasi, Thanks
  2. Re: Missing Scents in Basenotes Database - your help please

    I have just noticed that B. Duchaufour's Historiae - Mystic Oud is also missing ( or at least I cannot find it ;) ), I'll appreciate if you can add it
  3. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man is down too
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    Re: reccomendations for Stephane Humbert Lucas?

    Mortal Skin I own a bottle and I love it. Civety berries soiled in ink, a bit herbal, smoky, dark and vigorous, beautiful !
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    Re: Fragrances that "COSTUS" a lot!

    Amouage Opus VII has a subtle costus note that is responsible for its animalic edge

    Oud Picante by Areej Le Dore also has a funky costus note very well executed with oud & tobacco
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    @thebeck - I've had exactly the same thing with Russian Musk, the more I was wearing it the more I started to appreciate it and discover new nuances and layers. The musk is kinda tricky here, sweet...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    @diamondflame you are right, the Walimah Attar bottle looks like a piece of jewelry and the kaleidoscope of colours it creates - it's absolutely beautiful

    I'm going to share a photograph of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There have been some very accurate comments from Russian Adam with regard to the perception of perfumes that contain high dose of natural distillates

    Thanks Nikhil for this interesting and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I would love to see a lead note of Cypriol / Nagarmotha in one of Adam’s scents and obviously a smoky Birch Tar / Sandalwood scent.

    Some more skank / Inverno Russo style / but less floral and...
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    Re: My favourite vetivers ( uncompleted list )

    Nishane - Sultan Vetiver
    D.S & Durga - Cowboy Grass
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
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    Re: zoologist, anyone smelled this house?

    I really like Civet, a contemporary variation on a classic chypre theme - animalic chypre floral with a hint of leather and coffee note balancing the sweetness of the flowers. It’s a sophisticated...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    @rynegne I do not find Russian Musk particularly or unduly sweet. To a certain extent there is a sort of sweetness in its early stages but it is very natural part of mandarine / orange accord, it is...
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    Re: Benzoin dominant scents please.

    I like Jovoy Paris Jus Interdit benzoin, patchouli & hyraceum, subtle and not too animalic, very nicely balanced and executed
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    Re: best incense or olibanum plus rose parfum

    I’d recommend Majda Bekkali Mon Nom Est Rouge beautiful incensy rose with cumin and ginger
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Totally agree that calling Areej Le Dore parfumes "mediocre" simply isn't fair however I still have some issues with new releases that I feel should be adressed

    Out of the four the Russian Musk is...
  16. Re: Opinions on your favorite Amouage feminines for guys

    My favourites from the brand are Opus VII and Journey Man. I completely agree with forespeakers with regard to what Amouage did to Epic - I think it’s a shame. Opus VI has been recently reformulated...
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    Re: Give me your 3 favorite Tobaccos

    Amouage - Journey, Rania J. - Habanero, Oud Picante by Areej Le Dore, Atelier Cologne - Tobacco Nuit ( in random order )
  18. Re: Why does he say to wear these only in the night time?

    ^^^ this ^^^
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Alright, I have worn Oud Picante multiple times now - I believe it's enough to share a few thoughts about it.

    It opens with a massive blast of spices - initially I get very strong accord of cumin...
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes - Attar AT!

    Attar AT is a pretty straightforward combination of birch - leather - vetiver softened by flowery jasmine & sort of labdanum accord plus a synthetic ashy accord in the drydown ( recalling some A....
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    Re: best Ambergris ever

    Guerlain Encens Mythique is a top quality combination of ambergris, incense and rose. Very complex stuff
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    Re: Rania J Ambre Loup + Need Recommendations

    ^^^
    this
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    Re: Calling for niche oud recommendations

    Dusita Parfums Oudh Infini
    Areej Le Dore Oud Picante
    Memo Shams Oud
    LM Parfums Hard Leather, Black Oud
    Amouage Opus VII
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    Re: Artistic fragrances that tell a story

    D.S. & Durga Burning Barbershop


    A fire broke out in the Curling Bros. barbershop in
    Westlake, N.Y. in 1891. All the shaving tonics with their
    spearmint, lime, vanilla & lavender burned. A...
  25. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    There are two: Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company & Sultan Vetiver by Nishane
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    Re: what are some best oud perfumes?

    T.Habanero by Rania Jouaneh, spicy tobacco oud. Animalic, smoky & little medicinal, beautiful

    Oud Picante by Areej Le Dore is a big one. Borneo oud mixed with spices. Dark, mysterious, very...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'm wearing Oudh Infini of Parfums Dusita today and I'm absolutely astonished by how good it is :shocked:
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    Re: Slight floral vetiver?

    I’d say Sel de Vetiver, beautiful salty - floral vetiver, one of a kind
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    Re: The Different Company

    I own Sel de Vetiver and it's one of the best vetivers I've ever had. Smooth, gentle, refined, little salty & floral, a true mastepriece !
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    Re: Ultimate barbershop fragrance?

    Depending on how much you're willing to spend. If price is not an issue you may try Burning Barbershop by D.S. & Durga
  31. Re: Gucci Guilty absolute no longer being sold at certain stores?

    Still widely available in Europe, price is ca. $50 for 90 ml. I agree it’s the best fragrance Gucci have issued for years
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    Re: Looking for a TEA scent

    You may also try Olivier Durbano Jade, niche but very wearable scent. Tea, mate & immortelle. Little mossy & floral, beautiful
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    Re: Which fragrance says Outer Space to you?

    Byredo M/Mink is the one you're looking for - it smells as if it were from a different planetary system
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't find Inverno Russo particularly exotic or challenging in terms of how it could be perceived in the context of Western olfactory bias you've mentioned. Obviously the natural musk and the ouds...
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    Re: NEW: Olivier Durbano - Labradorite!

    hednic could you please share your impressions on this one ?
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    Re: Best Value Pure Oud Oils

    Tkanks for recommendations, could you advise whether any of those have animalic / barnyard connotations ?
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    Poll: Re: Attractive winter fragrances help

    I’d go for Dior Homme Parfum
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    Re: Incense for beginners

    deeply balsamic, resinous incense - Olympic Orchids Olympic Amber

    spicy oriental incense with animalic edge - Olympic Orchids Dev#2 The Main Act ( this one is more challenging )

    spicy, peppery...
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    Re: Looking for a dark fragrance, need suggestions

    Amouage Opus VII - dark and captivating, green leathery - animalic beast
  40. Re: Which Fragrance in your collection has the worst performance?

    Amouage Dia Man - great fragrance but I only get 3-3,5 hrs
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The quality of musk used in Inverno Russo and the way it is executed are absolutely stunning. I find it neither sugary nor syrupy - after having read Kafkaesque's review I was curious about how...
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    Re: Soapy scent with great projection?

    Amouage Lyric
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
  43. Re: Does Fahrenheit 32 smell anything like Fahrenheit?

    32 doesn't have much in common with the original. It's the petroleum leather note that made Fahrenheit an icon of perfumery. 32 is a gentle vanilla floral scent so I believe it's a matter of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've just had Oud Picante and Inverno Russo delivered

    No. 31 & 63

    Can't wait to wear them ;)

    Oud Picante is extremely dense, it looks like a mixture, a suspension :)

    73526
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    Re: Iris/Vetiver Alternatives

    Try YSL Splendid Wood and Woody Mood by Olfactive Studio, both should match your definition of classiness, both are office safe
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    Re: best and worst rose ouds

    Bertrand Duchaufour's Mystic Oud by Historiae is one of my favourites. It's quite unusual attempt on rose oud with castoreum and aldehydes

    The worst I know is Black Aoud by Montale, gave me...
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    Re: French Lover Vs Cowboy Grass

    I don't find them very similar either. Cowboy Grass is pure vetiver sharpened by sage and that's pretty much it. Very simple, minimalistic yet astonishingly good.

    French Lover is incensy herbal...
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

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