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  1. [International] Re: Nice niche bottles! WW but EU preferred

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  2. [International] Re: Mostly niche bottles, mostly nice bottles (Worldwide - no UK sadly)

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  3. Re: Vintage Guerlain Kadine on eBay - $1,136 - was it one of us?

    Maybe the Kadine bottle she opened was filled with liquid anthrax :rolleyesold:
  4. Re: Roja Dove Fetish starting to spoil after 9 months

    It's normal, don't worry about it. Colour changes and particle formation can happen over time.
  5. Re: Signature Fragrances UK - Anyone Heard Of Them?

    I could guess by the Dead Moon avatar :smiley: I am also a garage rocker.
    Sorry about the off-topicness!
  6. Re: Signature Fragrances UK - Anyone Heard Of Them?

    They range from around 70 € to 130 €. I see though that the perfumery here in Brussels where I bought them no longer lists them on their website, and on parfumaria.com they only have a couple and...
  7. Re: Signature Fragrances UK - Anyone Heard Of Them?

    I own two of their fragrances: The Odd Rush which is an amazing soapy rose that turns into a mossy-spicy-woody base, and Endure which is a gourmand floral, a bit too sweet for my taste but very...
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    Re: Amouage Bracken Man

    Some might call it too lukewarm, scared of daring. I like it, it feels very elegant, and as DULLAH says, its sillage is much nicer than smelling it up close, something which I often feel to be the...
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    Re: Buying vintage guerlain Vol de Nuit

    That's some really good advice, Bonnette, thanks!
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    Re: Dealing with a big collection

    I own around 400, and I admit that it is a bit problematic. I usually have a glance at any given closet from among those filled with bottles, and I pick the bottle that tickles my fancy. Sometimes I...
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    Re: Dior Eau Noire, anything similar?

    I agree that Sunshine Man is the (much sweeter) most similar to EN, one of my absolute favourite fragrances.
    I would say that Fourreau Noir by Serge Lutens has a similar construction with tonka bean...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    At the Paris Chanel perfumes shop they also told me that they would replace all EDTs with EDPs in October, at a price of 330 € for the 200 ml bottle, if I remember correctly. Prices going up, up and...
  13. Re: NEW : Natura Fabularis - Six New Scents by L'Artisan Parfumeur!

    I hope they are better than the Explosions d'Émotions, which I thought were awful.
    L'Artisan is a brand I really like, but their latest offerings have been pretty mediocre IMO.
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    Re: Is Bond now a Basenotes Bust ?

    I don't think they are bust since this thread has reached 5 pages in just a few days :grin:
    I admit though that I am less crazy about them than I used to be. I eventually let some of their...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Don't give them any ideas!
  16. Re: Do you think Fleur de Portofino leans too feminine?

    I find that white florals smell amazing on me. And they sure set me apart from guys who are too afraid to wear what they like. Because being afraid of petty things is so butchy.
  17. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I see so much hypocrisy and cynicism from some members here, it's frankly disgusting.

    Some see it as perfectly legitimate to silence a whole series of blogs and Facebook pages due to corporate...
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    Re: Roja Dove danger, real or replica?

    I agree.
    Fantastic perfumes you got there, congrats!
  19. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Thank you!
  20. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Why should I?
  21. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I propose a social media shutdown on their products. No publicity, no endorsement.
  22. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Well, I have the feeling that LVMH won't be giving any public explanations as to why this blog was closed, as they haven't done so far. So much for transparency. But hey, they had the legal means to...
  23. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    There is a difference between what a big corporation with a crew of lawyers can legally coerce and what is right, especially if it has to do with censorship.
  24. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    You don't give a damn, we get it.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    So this is a muglerized Fourreau Noir? Nice!
  26. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    But hey, screw perfumery as art, we're only in it for the money!
    If you talk about the artistic value of it, we silence you. You may harm our plot to earn yet more cash.
  27. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    But this is not a case of someone using the name Guerlain to create a similar product, not even to mock or troll the brand, quite on the contrary.
    It really sends a signal of an authoritary brand...
  28. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    They don't like publicity? I won't give them publicity.
    I will not promote, give information about nor recommend any Guerlain perfume on the perfume-themed channels which I am part of. I invite you...
  29. Re: Any fragrance similar to Royal English Leather?

    I find Cuir Mauresque somewhat similar.
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine man

    As an enormous fan of Dior Eau Noire, I like it. It took me some time to appreciate it though (I hated it at first) and for me, the secret is to spray VERY sparsely. It is an ultra-sweet oriental...
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    Re: Similar to Absolue Pour le Soir?

    I find Serge Noire pretty similar.
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    THIS


    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    This is what happens when you take a fictitious history combined with a dumb ass marketing department and put a label on it. I'm still...
  33. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    No kidding??? That's a great price!
  34. Re: "OLD" or "vintage" perfumes on eBay-any good?

    I have had uncountable incredible deals on Ebay. Lately though, they seem to be getting more scarce, but then again, I may have already snatched more or less everything I desired.
  35. Re: Montale's Aoud Night - anyone tried it yet?

    I like this one very much. It doesn't reinvent the wheel but I feel it is one of the best Montale rose&oud perfumes. Amazing sillage and longevity, jammy, sweet rose. Frankly delicious.
  36. Re: MPG Ambre Precieux - Clear Bottle vs. Red Bottle?

    The clear bottle came with a perfumed sachet for the closet, as a pack. It is a 50 ml and I suppose it was made exclusively for the set.
  37. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair 4 oz bottle label is very cheap quality

    My Creed bottles are in a perfect state. Maybe you should treat them more gently, like a true Creed aristocrat :tongue:
  38. Re: Who knows this Oriza L. Legrand perfume?

    Apparently they just took over the brand in recent years and re-created some of their perfumes.
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    Poll: Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Hmmm, might have to try that out...
  40. Who knows this Oriza L. Legrand perfume?

    Hi guys,

    I recently acquired this little bottle of Oriza L. Legrand "L'Horizon".
    I went to the Oriza shop in Paris and they couldn't identify it. They didn't seem to know that apparently, as...
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    Poll: Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Chiming in again: I think nothing comes close to the breathtaking beauty that is Carnal Flower. Afterwards, there is a second line of gorgeous tuberose scents like Fracas, Caron's Tubéreuse, Mona di...
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    Re: Amouage Woman Extraits

    I much prefer the Jubilation 25 extrait to the EDP, it seems to have less myrrh in the drydown, so that wonderful oriental chypre of the beginning lasts a lot more.
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Now they are opening a new store in Paris. Yay!
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    Re: Opinions on Michael Kors for Men?

    I like it quite much, but I love boozy scents in general. If you are comfortable with a kind of rum/cognac and plum notes, you may like it. It is dark and masculine, so it kind of ticks all boxes for...
  45. Re: Oriza L. Legrand Vétiver Royal Bourbon

    I love this one, it is probably my favourite vetiver - and I've tried a few. I find it "nutty" as Dior's, earthy as Etro's and a slight bit powdery. Super complex, it is a delight from top to bottom.
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    Re: Tom Ford Santal Blush

    I seem to notice the lipstick note also present in Oud Fleur during the first hour. It might be perceived as feminine, but I say: let's go feminine!
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    Re: Cuir de Russie: Chanel v. Creed

    That description is simply amazing!
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Sand Aoud is pretty amazing, and Aoud Intensive Gold is also very nice. My bf also likes Aoud S very much.
    On a very sweet note, Roses Vanille is quite scrumptious, but I found it more girly.
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    Re: Rudis by Nobile 1942

    For me, it is in the same line as Bullion, Gold Leather or, a bit less so, Journey Man. It smelled familiar at first, so it didn't wow me, but I think it will grow on me over time.
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    Re: TF Oud Fleur

    I find it sensational. The rose is of an ultra-feminine, lipsticky nature but paired with the rather masculine Oud Wood-ish oud it just creates magic. Not at all your typical oud&rose combo.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Possibly at the airport. Madrid airport for instance gets all the A*Men flankers super early.
  52. [International] Mostly niche bottles, mostly nice bottles (Worldwide - no UK sadly)

    Hi! I'm making room for new scents by getting rid of others. Here's what I have for swap:

    Givenchy L'Atelier de Givenchy - Immortelle Tribal 100 ml, 99%
    By Kilian Musk Oud (tester) 50 ml, 99% ...
  53. [International] Nice niche bottles! WW but EU preferred

    Selling a few bottles here. Some also up for swap, just suggest!
    Shipping costs depend on weight and location.
    Payment through Paypal.

    Guerlain Muguet 2009 (rare!) 60 ml, unused 300 €
    Givenchy...
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    Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    Oops, I kind of forgot this thread, even though I was the OP.
    I finally Got Memoir Man and Tribute for an absolutely amazing price, around 130 € the 12 ml. Though I own most Amouages now, I will be...
  55. Discontinuing Tea For Two was a faux pas. I hope...

    Discontinuing Tea For Two was a faux pas. I hope it stays for good.
  56. Re: Xerjoff Kobe....what an outright excellent scent.

    But APOM is orange blossom, and Kobe is neroli. I don't know if I'm making things up here, but those two notes smell absolutely different to me, so I can see why you would have such different...
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    Re: Amouage fan thread!

    I remember not liking it years ago, but my tastes have changed. And I have read somewhere that the formulation is different now, or is that Ciel?
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    Re: Amouage fan thread!

    Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely check them out.
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    Re: Amouage fan thread!

    I own from the men's line Reflection, Honour, Gold vintage, Memoir, Jubilation XXV, Interlude, Beloved, Fate, Journey, Epic, Dia, and from the women's, Epic, Memoir, Lyric, Fate, Jubilation 25...
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    Re: Amouage Extrait versions?

    I much prefer Jubilation 25 in extrait to the EDP, as the drydown is less myrrhic, much rounder.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    I say keep the flankers coming. I love them, more than the original.
  62. Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    I own Memoir, Jubilation 25 extrait, Lyric, Epic, Gold and soon will own Fate, all in the women's versions. They are simply among the best juices that current perfumery offers. I love Dia Woman but...
  63. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    I tried it yesterday. From the blotter I smelt white musk, which I usually hate, but on my skin it smelt very different. A really subdued incense and something powdery-metallic reminding of his eaux....
  64. Re: Which Amouage for women should I sample?

    Those exactly, and I'd add Dia Woman.
  65. Re: AMOUAGE: First it was Jubilation XXV, then...

    Now I am starting to get hooked on the women's too!
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    Rose Anonyme is magic.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    I get pure wood just thinking of how it will smell.
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    Re: Best & Favorites Shower Gels

    Nominated for most useful comment of the month. Honestly.
    EDIT: For that month in 2012, I mean, LOL.
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    Thanks for the tip. I found Set Sail a little synthetic though, and not tangy but rather sweet.
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    I like Selection Verte very much, but find it more green than limey, and I LOVE and own VIW, that one has a very nice and natural smelling lime note, but it's more of a combination of lime and...
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    I have been looking for a realistic lime scent for ages now, the kind of smell you get when you sip from a cocktail glass that has a bit of lime peel stuck on the border, like a tequila sunrise or a...
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    Re: Would you wear Amouage Epic Women?

    I LOVE epic Woman. I own Mon Nom Est Rouge though and the two are so similar that I am kind of considering selling one of them... or maybe not :huh:
  73. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    I just restocked on Salamah, Tahani and Al Andalus. Phew!
  74. Re: Article: Parfums d'Empire to relaunch brand with new packagaing, new fragrances and new candles.

    An EDP of Musc Tonkin, yay!
  75. I like the bottles! And am curious for these.

    I like the bottles! And am curious for these.
  76. Re: Article: New from Etat Libre d'Orange: "Cologne" and "Rien Intense Incense" - Esxence News

    A darker, richer, stronger Rien? Hold tight!
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    Re: Montale coffret

    In my very subjective opinion, the sandalwood muffles the rose and takes away the spiciness of the oud, altogether the composition feels a little musty to me.
  78. Re: Dior La Collection Privee - Price Increase / Update

    I like Mitzah, but in my opinion it is redundant to own it if you own Ambre Sultan, which is a stronger, more solid composition.
  79. Re: Reasoning behind Creed's Royal Exclusives volume options

    Smooth, Aston Martin! I guess she's ventilating something? Talk about sexist, tasteless advertising :smiley:
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    Re: Decants from 2 bottles

    Sage advice and my opinion as well. I would not mix different batches.
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    Re: Roja Dove Harrods - Unbelievable!

    It's an amazing place, although it must be said that some of their bottles can be had for much cheaper elsewhere.
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    Re: Montale coffret

    I am not the biggest fan of Attar. The sandalwood kills it for me. I own and love Black, Dark, Musk, Lime, Red, Royal and Wild Aoud, and Red Vetyver.
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    Re: Montale coffret

    Nice!
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    Re: Montale coffret

    They would look good on a shelf, like Pez dispensers, lol.
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    Re: Montale coffret

    They ship to a number of countries, but I didn't check if the USA or Canada was included...

    EDIT: apparently they don't ship to North America, sorry.
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    Montale coffret

    Hey guys and gals,
    Montale offers now a coffret with three 20 ml bottles of any of their perfumes, to be combined whichever way you fancy. It costs 70 € and it is what I personally have been waiting...
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    Re: Parfum D'Empire...

    This is a quality line. One of my favourites, Aziyadé, is often overlooked, but I love its cumin-cola fresh character.
    Wazamba I find rather dry in comparison to Fille en Aiguilles, which is way...
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    Re: Thoughts on Absolue pour le soir

    I like it very much, but find it very similar to Serge Noire, which I own two bottles of.
  89. Re: By Kilian launces The Art of Love-series - four new fragrances

    The names sound rather like something Beyonce would release.
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    Re: Miller Harris at TK Maxx UK

    Just a heads up: at the Miller Harris shops in London they are selling some of the perfumes for next to nothing, due to the change of packaging.
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    Re: Hermessence Longevity?

    I get good longevity out of VT, AN and VG, I would even say enough for my needs. SM and BdR were very disappointingly fleeting. I really need my fragrances to last some more than 3 hours - but then...
  92. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    I must confess I spend more and more time on parfumo.net and .de, and less on BN. I find the display better there, and the marketplace has way more going on for EU parfumistas than here, where it's...
  93. Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    Thanks Hednic. They might be older stock, as I asked Montale on their Facebook page if they were intending to sell those again and they replied saying not for the moment.
  94. Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    I just wish they would sell the 50 ml bottles again. I have no use for 100 ml of any Montale in my lifetime.
  95. Re: Frapin 1697 or 1270 ? Help Gentlemen Share Your Views.

    I prefer 1697, it's one of my favourite fragrances. I find 1270 very deliciously gourmand, but something about 1697 feels regal and elegant. It is a rather heavy fragrance though.
  96. Re: Why are these amber fragrances discontinued?

    Ambre Fétiche is still on the AG official website. Who says it's discontinued?
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    Re: Help with Ormonde Jayne bottle

    I hadn't thought of the sturdiness, and you do have a point there. Thanks again!
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    Re: Help with Ormonde Jayne bottle

    Thank you very much, PalmBeach, that gives me some peace of mind. I find the crystal-cap bottles much prettier, this looks cheapish. If only I could figure out the gasoline smell now, lol, but then...
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    Help with Ormonde Jayne bottle

    Hello guys and gals, I need some advice from you OJ enthusiasts.
    I recently swapped for a bottle of Tolu EDP. When the package arrived, this is what I got:

    23099

    Now, I can't find a bottle...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Special Edition Release?

    The Cuir Mauresque spray bottle is still easily available in Germany. I recently bought one at Douglas in Cologne.
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