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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    I've now made a 0.5% ambroxan solution, and it seems the best concentration for me, better than 0.1% and better than 1%.
    I think in a blend I will use it at 0.2% of the finished product, as a...
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    Re: Single aromachemical fragrances

    Thank you edshepp, that's pretty high!
    Recommandation is 10% in the fragrance concentrate, so I guess it could be about 2% in the finished product.
    But it is not for your skin, so why not.
    I've...
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    I showed this material to +/- 10 people, on my skin, on their skin, and always the same result.
    Perhaps something is wrong with my material (dated?).
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    I really wonder what the concentration of Molecule 02 is.
    I also wonder if I should use something else than hekserij's cosmetisch haarwater to dilute it.
    Or perhaps should I try Cetalox instead....
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    I guess I'm a little anosmic to it. In each concentration, it lasts about 2 hour on me, then I can't smell it anymore.
    Even if I spray on fabric, I can smell it when the alcohol has evaporated, but...
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    Re: Single aromachemical fragrances

    Frankly, I prefer the iso e-super that has a cleaner vibe to it, Timbersilk is drier, woodier.
    I mixed 8ml of Timbersilk in 92ml of alcohol. (10%)
    I think 8ml is enough, I could even try 6 or 7ml,...
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    Yes David, that's the way I will work.
    But any comments about the 5% Ambroxan of Chris Bartlett?
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    I'm so puzzled, a great member of this forum creates Molecule 02 with 5% Ambroxan:
    Link here
    But as mumsy said, I've also seen the recommandation of TGSC, or of Hermitage Oils:
    "In pure form it is...
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    I made some tests at my office. When spraying 1% solution, everybody can smell it after the alcohol has evaporated.
    If my coworkers go back to their place and come back to my place 2 hours later,...
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    So, to create a single note fragrance, should I use less than 1%, as Nizan suggested?
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    Thank you for this interesting answer.
    But if it is olfactory fatigue, how can I explain that I smell it again when I apply a new spray?
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    Re: Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    0.1% as a single note?
    At 1% it lasts a little on my skin, not at all on my clothes.
    Never experienced something like that.
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    Ambroxan - I'm puzzled

    At 5% in alcohol, the smell is not very nice, too strong and dry.
    It doesn't last.

    At 1%, it smells very good.
    It doens't last.

    Olfactory fatigue?
    I don't think so.
    When I don't smell it...
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    Re: Ambroxan Crystals

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've tested 5% Ambroxan solution and it was weak and not pleasant to my nose.
    I have a much better result now by using 1 gram Ambroxan into 120ml alcohol.
    It is...
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    Re: Ambroxan question

    For me, they are like twins. Timbersilk is a little drier but unlike Renegade I don't smell more sweetness than iso e super. Iso e super smells greener and more multi faceted to me, I might prefer...
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    Re: Ambroxan question

    I also diluted the Timbersilk to 10% now, and it's just perfect.
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    Re: Ambroxan question

    Thank you all for your replies!
    I diluted the ambroxan further to 1% and is nicer, cleaner smelling.
    But Nizan says it could even be 0.1%... really?
    Would you still notice it? This stuff is crazy!
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    Ambroxan question

    Would there be a difference between
    using 1 spray of a 4% ambroxan solution
    and
    using 2 sprays of a 2% ambroxan solution?
    Thank you!

    I ask this because I have a 10% Iso E-Super solution and a...
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    Re: Single aromachemical fragrances

    Thank you!
    What dilution do u use for Habanolide?
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    Re: Single aromachemical fragrances

    Thank you!
    Yes, Escentric 03 is much better but I would not spend that kind of money for such a fragrance.
    I'm pretty sure vetiveryl acetate is a part of Encre Noire, like iso e-super, and I like...
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    Re: Single aromachemical fragrances

    Thank you Chris!
    I didn't know Norlimbanol could create nose fatigue, in Timbuktu I smell it forever.
    As for Vetiveryl acetate like in Molecule 03, same thing, I don't have any nose fatigue and I...
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    Single aromachemical fragrances

    I've already made some single molecule fragrances, like
    - ambroxan
    - timbersilk (iso e-super)
    Are there other aromachemicals that could work by their own?
    I have a preference for long lasting...
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    Re: With or without Ambroxan?

    Thank you nicok!
    I didn't know methyl antranilate should be used so sparingly!
    I thought it could be used up to 10% of the final product.
    If I make a fragrance 80% ethanol and 20% fragrance, using...
  24. Re: What are some of the most minimalist perfumes you've created?

    Molecule 01 :)
  25. Thread: Hinoki CdG

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    Re: Hinoki CdG

    Thank you so much!
    Vertenex sounds like one of the ingredients:
    "Sweet, almost creamy woody odor with a soft floral undertone" (perfumersapprentice)
    And how could I obtain the turpentine note?
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    With or without Ambroxan?

    I've once made my own Molecule 01, and I was in love.
    Today, I'm smelling a Molecule 02 sample, I think it's nice but I really have to press my nose close to my skin to smell something.
    I will...
  27. Thread: Hinoki CdG

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    Hinoki CdG

    I'm so in love with this scent, I want to make my own one.

    What I smell:
    - Turpentine
    - Hinoki Wood
    - Iso E Super
    - Incense
    - Clean flower
    - Musk
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    Sables - Annick Goutal

    I'm very sorry to announce this has been reformulated and/or diluted.
    I've bought a bottle at the Annick Goutal shop in Brussels.
    The juice is not as dark as it was before, and the projection is...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    My favorite incense is perhaps CdG Hinoki, but I have longevity/sillage issues.
    I also love Passage d'Enfer, but same issues, even worse.
    Full Incense is nice.
    Olibanum is perfection, but you have...
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    Poll: Re: M7 vs. black aoud vs. dark aoud vs. aoud musk

    I own them all.
    I adore Aoud Musk.
    Black Aoud and M7 are to sweet.
    Dark Aoud is to dry.
    Aoud Musk is perfection, and it lasts forever.
  31. Re: "Portrait of a Lady" - Can I do better with $210?

    I tried both.
    I would wear PoL, but I prefer Paestum Rose that's sure!
  32. Re: "Portrait of a Lady" - Can I do better with $210?

    It is masculine on me, I receive tons of compliments.
    A female coworker tried it and it was too manly for her.
  33. Re: "Portrait of a Lady" - Can I do better with $210?

    You should really try Paestum Rose.
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    First 2012 purchases made!
    L'Air du Désert Marocain
    White Linen - Estée Lauder
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    Chergui
  36. Re: "Portrait of a Lady" - Can I do better with $210?

    Arabian Diamond is superb too!
  37. Re: Name the four coldest, inhuman, emotionless, robotic fragrances in your collection

    Odeur 71.
    And it's waiting in my wardrobe for me to apply, but I'm not in a hurry. Sorry!
  38. Re: "Portrait of a Lady" - Can I do better with $210?

    Did you try Paestum Rose? Black Aoud is a better bang for the buck too.
  39. Re: END OF THE YEAR 2011 - Flat out...what is your favorite fragrance?

    My favorites are:
    Shalimar EDP (only to think of it can make my eyes wet)
    L'Air du Désert Marocain
    Knowing (try it, it's a better Kouros)
    Paestum Rose
    Timbuktu
    Lolita Lempicka EDP (women...
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    Re: Kouros: the perfect masculine for women.

    To all Kouros lovers: please give Knowing (Estée Lauder) a try.
    It will replace my Kouros when the bottle is empty.
    It is similar to Kouros, but I prefer it to Kouros.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

    Absolue Pour le Soir
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5368867404_a57d5ae4de.jpg
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    1) L'Air du Désert Marocain
    2) Lolita Lempicka EDP for women
    3) Knowing (only when my Kouros is empty)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The cashier (oh wait it's a male, but OK he was cute) at the supermarket:
    'I know: it's Gentleman The One'
    Me, embarrassed:
    'Sorry, I can't smell it. Did I spray too much? It's the first time I...
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    Re: Musk Ketone

    I didn't post this here, someone moved a part of a topic into here...?
    Strange...
    This was a reply, but where are previous comments?
    I posted in Male fragrance discussion.
  45. Thread: Musk Ketone

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    Re: Musk Ketone

    Thank you for your answer!
    Very interesting.
    I own Musc Ravageur, but I prefer Musc Koublaï Khan, Kiehl's and even Jovan.
    Kiehl is a little too sweet for me, Jovan is not strong enough, MKK is not...
  46. Thread: Musk Ketone

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    Re: Musk Ketone

    Even Cool Water was great when it was launched.
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    Re: Musk Ketone

    Like the vintage version of Alyssa Ashley Musk, Benetton Colors the black bottle (very different from the blue one), Trends Les Copains, ... and so many others that just don't smell like they used...
  48. Thread: Musk Ketone

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    Re: Musk Ketone

    Thank you! I've read that Musk Ketone should be diluted in something else than alcohol.
    And I'm not sure if it is the ingredient I am missing for so many years... :(
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    Re: YSL M7 Reformulation

    I receive some very nice feedback on the new squarish bottle, but I have to apply a lot.
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    Re: Best Yves Saint Laurent for "night out"?

    With the actual version of M7 (squarish bottle Oud Absolu), you'll have to overspray if you are out and if you want to be noticed.
    I use about 10 sprays to the office... And people tell me I smell...
  51. Thread: Musk Ketone

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    Musk Ketone

    Hi all,
    I read that this ingredient has been restricted a lot.
    I loved a lot of musk scents 15-20 years ago, can't find one anymore! :(
    They don't smell real, and they are weak.
    I suspect the...
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    Re: Best Yves Saint Laurent for "night out"?

    Body Kouros
  53. Thread: Shalimar EDP

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    Re: Shalimar EDP

    Thank you!
    I still don't understand why I first hated it...
  54. Thread: Shalimar EDP

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    Shalimar EDP

    Hey guys,
    Yesterday I bought Habit Rouge EDP.
    After sampling Shalimar numerous times, after hating it, I finally bought it today.
    I think it's one of my best purchases ever.
    So here is my...
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    Re: YSL have castrated M7 with Oud Absolu

    I compared v2 to v3: v3 smells better, has better longevity and is not as sweet as v2.
    Perfect for me.
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    Re: • M7 Oud Absolu •

    I've tested the new one today.
    Longevity is better than my old bottle.
    It is drier, smokier, cleaner; the ugly sweetness is toned down, and the notes are better mixed than before, smooth fragrance...
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    Re: Similar to Montale Dark Aoud?

    Wonderwood was similar to Dark Aoud to my little nose.
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDP Reformulated

    I have the OSO1 EDP batch (May 2010 without simili).
    I confirm that when comparing it to the EDP with simili and M7, EDP with simili is between M7 and HR EDP OSO1 May 2010.
    EDP with simili has less...
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    Re: The French Pronunciation Thread

    That should be funny, I love your accent!
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    I have the current formulation and its lasting power is just unreal. The heat makes it smell heavenly.
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    That's a scent... I thought it was made for cold weather.
    But it is even nicer when the weather is hot and I'm sweating.
    The lasting power is great.
    Yes, there is a cheap note similar to a note in...
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    Re: wanted to share my new sample order

    Last time I ordered, the samples were much bigger than at luckyscents, and they had a spray.
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    Re: wanted to share my new sample order

    Thank you all!
    I've managed to try Encre Noire in a local store today, and it's similar to He Wood - Rocky Mountain.
    Yes, I smell Iso E Super + Vetyver.
    Won't buy a full bottle of it! :)
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    wanted to share my new sample order

    What do you think?
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    I've worn Dehn Amber to work.
    Lasting power is excellent.
    First 2 hours are dirty, but after I get Amber Extreme Prada, but much more powerful!
    Lovely!

    Tomorrow will be ... Secret Man.
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    I've tried some Sultan Al Oud & some Dehn Amber before going to bed.
    First one was good smelling but second one smelled really dirty.
    Now, after one night, Sultan Al Oud smells dirty and Dehn Amber...
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    My nose says stop for today.
    The fragrances are great, my only concern: could these products be dangerous to our health, as they don't follow European or American rules?
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    Re: Any favourite mint fragrances to recommend?

    Lanvin L'Homme
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    Al Rehab fragrances

    Today, I've received:

    Prince
    Al Direyah For Men
    Aseel
    Dehn Al Oud
    Khaliji
    Saat Safa
    Sultan Al Oud
    Sultan
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    Re: Surrati - Tom Oud - a gorgeous oud oil from KSA

    I bought the 100gr bottle :)
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    Re: Surrati - Tom Oud - a gorgeous oud oil from KSA

    Just received it today, I love the fragrance!
    But ... how do you apply it?
    What do you use to apply it?
    There is no roll-on or other system.
    I used the cap, but I'm afraid of making the oil...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur, but...

    The cloves I can smell actually please my nose, without the cloves this scent would be common. But I also smell cinnamon. :(
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    Re: Musc Ravageur, but...

    Thank you Ekove, but I don't feel it's similar. I have a strong lipstick odor with Dior Homme Intense. Not that bad, but not bottle worthy for me.
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    Musc Ravageur, but...

    Is there something like MR without the cinnamon?
    It's the only note in this perfume that I don't like.

    I also would love to find a longer lasting Kiehl's Musk.
    I own both the oil and the EdT,...
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    Re: I've found my holy grail but

    Yes I did it at work, I could not wait! :)
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    Re: I've found my holy grail but

    I've received the package at work today.
    I mixed everything.
    I could smell a faint odor, I sprayed it on myself, couldn't smell that much, but received more than 10 compliments today.
    It NEVER...
  77. Re: Pure Iso E Super® from The Perfumer's Apprentice

    Hi,
    Yesterday, I've just ordered some Iso E Super, a big bottle to mix and three smaller bottles with a sprayer and some accessories to make pouring easy.
    I wrote a topic on basenotes too.
    The...
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    Re: What's in a name???

    Six Scents Series Two 2 Damir Doma: Ende / Anfang Seven New York
    pfff...
  79. Re: I just bought a bottle of Chergui Serge Lutens

    Chergui and Pi Givenchy are too similar too my nose.
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    Re: Feminine perfumes - which ones do you own

    Estée Lauder - Sensuous Noir
  81. Re: Help me choose from one of the following gourmands...

    L'Instant Extrême, and it lasts forever.
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    Re: I've found my holy grail but

    Here is my order at hekserij dot nl

    23021-6 Iso E super (Amberon) 50 ml 1 € 5,00 € 5,00
    29550-8 Cosmetisch haarwater 250 ml 1 € 2,50 € 2,50
    14026-1 Uitgietring DIN28 1 € 0,10 € 0,10...
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    Re: I've found my holy grail but

    Thank you Dorje123!
    That's the same concentration than Molecule 01 right?
    Stronger would be dangerous?
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    Re: I've found my holy grail but

    Thank you both!
    I'm very bad at DIY things...
    I would love to find someone who does this kind of things.
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    I've found my holy grail but

    1) it is not strong
    2) it is too expensive

    My HG is... Iso Super E.
    I've tried the Escentric Molecule 01.

    I love it!
    It is all what I love in Kyoto, Hinoki, Fahrenheit, Tam Dao, etc.

    Is...
  86. Thread: Cedar

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    Cedar

    Please help me find a long lasting female scent with cedar, but without jasmine, vanilla or fruits.
    I'm a male. :)
    THANK YOU!
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    Is there something similar to Fahrenheit

    but more soapy? Of course with very good sillage and longevity?

    Thank you!

    Stephan
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    I don't know... Just bought Aoud Rose Petals from ausliebezumduft (not the same place where I bought BA) and longevity is even worse?! Paestum Rose is a sillage/longevity monster comparing to the...
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    Re: one blind buy - 6 samples

    Thank you for your advices!
    Do you know Micallef's Arabian Diamond?
    Paradise in a bottle too.

    The more I try Aoud Rose Petals, the more I love it.
    It made me realize that what I don't like in...
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    Re: one blind buy - 6 samples

    Wow, ausLiebezumDuft.de is great!
    Nice packaging, and a few little presents.
    First, the presents (samples):
    BYREDO Gipsy Water: very similar to Tam Dao
    LOEWE 7: similar to Cacharel pour Homme
    ...
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    Hi Neville!
    L'Artisan is usually to weak for me.

    I've received Aoud Rose Petals... Nice smell, but longevity is worse ans the smell is weaker... :(
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    I hope I'll find some powerful rose in the fragrances I've sampled.
    Here is my order:
    Montale - Aoud Roses Petals MONTALMRYO2-100 1 122,00 €

    Domenico Caraceni - Eau de Toilette DC01-A 1 3,00 €...
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    After 1 night, I can smell it on the pillow, but not on my skin. :(
    Anyway, I hope I'll prefer Aoud Rose Petals, the patchouli in BA is too loud for me, I prefer more rose.
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    Montale doesn't answer email.
    I've just ordered Aoud Rose Petals at ausliebezumduft, will see how they compare.
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    http://www.absolutly.be/
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    Re: Black Aoud Longevity

    For example, Kouros lasts much longer here...
  97. Thread: Shocking news!

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    Re: Shocking news!

    No, Joop!
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    Black Aoud Longevity

    BA is a very nice fragrance, but it doesn't last at all on my skin.
    If I spray it on my arm at 11PM, I won't notice anything when I wake up at 7AM, even with 2 sprays at the same spot and from a...
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    Re: I got SLAMMED for my SOTD at work today!!!

    Funny, that's what I did with my Aoud Lime sample...
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    Re: one blind buy - 6 samples

    Thanks Ekove, I can't wait to compare them!
    I'll post my reviews after testing.
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