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  1. Re: Xerjoff to redesign their bottles on their lines

    Has any of you had the chance to try Dolce Amalfi? Our niche retailer has begun carrying it, and I still wonder if it's worth to order a sample.
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    Re: Is there anything worth buying for 2017?

    Generally I'm not this heavy-type scent guy, yet Layton is actually a different one. I put aside my sample for months. Now I think even it's possible it will grow on me.
  3. Thread: Current Top 5?

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    Re: Current Top 5?

    I could only today try L'Envol, I didn't know anything about it, but it hooked me in the very first minute. Do you still love it this much after months?
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    Yes,I've just read it Now getting (slowly) 60, there are more and more memories which have fragrance associations as well, affecting my perception of scents. I'm lucky not to have such a memory you...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    It's really great we don't have more rose from it :) We and our tastes are different, that's all.
  6. Poll: Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs. Parfums de Marly Pegasus

    Reflection immediately turned up my stomach, Pegasus is an OK scent, but not more.
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    Re: Please rank the following frags

    There are cases when you admire, but not love a scent. Vintage Fahrenheit is a great scent, just not for me, so I sold it. But of the three by far the best one.
    The other two I simply dislike.
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    Re: Versatile Formal Niche Scent

    This would be my recommendation, too.
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    Re: Amouage Bracken Man

    Exactly the same experience with Myths. Although I found it to be in the Cartier Declaration genre, yet it's unique and really good. Even perhaps FBW.
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    Re: Amouage Bracken Man

    Actually Myths is the best / most wearable scent in the Amouage line for a very long time.
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    Lorenzo Dante Ferro - La Riserva

    I can't find in the directory, nor any reference to it. Yet, actually a reall great, warm, comforting scent. Does anyone else have an opinion on it? Thank you.
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    Re: Parfum d`Empire - Tabac Tabou

    I'm not in for animalic notes, to say the least. Yet, in this scent it's not disturbing at all. It's much more a very nice hay-tobacco-immortale scent than an animalic one. Highly recommended. FBW.
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    Re: YVRA 1958 - a fragrance financed by Kickstarter

    It's really a high quality scent. I miss musk from the notes, as the dry-down has similarities with (say) Bulgari Homme. But apart from that, it's a wearable, gentleman-like, sophisticated scent.
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    Re: Searching for niche lemon

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Searching for niche lemon

    I see that you've posted more times YVRA 1958 as a recommendation. Do you actually love this scent? Our country's top niche seller has just begun carrying this scent, I'll have a sample within a...
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    SCHWARZLOSE 1A-33. This is the first scent from this house I've tried so far. I find it quite pleasing.
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    Re: New J.S. Schwarzlose Berlin: Fetisch

    I find not many comments at basenotes on Schwarzlose scents. Yesterday I got a sample of 1A - 33. I find it (say) a much better Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Anyone else?
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    Re: == NEW == Amouage Bracken Man

    You seem to be among the few liking Sunshine :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th September, 2016

    I find Kurkdjian's Petit Matin to be the best in the whole line. It's truly a great scent. What's your opinion?
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    Agreed. A very nice scent.
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    Re: New Parfums MDCI - Fêtes Persanes!

    Now it has popped up in Hungary, as unisex. At luckyscent they've classified it leaning toward the feminine side. What do you think?
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    Re: Lorenzo Dante Ferro House - Men's scents

    Thank you, I hope someone has tried these ones.
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    Re: What are you tired of?

    As a scent I really liked (and still like) Amouage Lyric Man. Once my daughter came home after weeks, and pulled faces: Are you KIDDING? This is how my scarf used to smell. Not FBW :)
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    Lorenzo Dante Ferro House - Men's scents

    Again a new house turned up at my country's niche reseller. In the directory I find only female scents, but Neroli is carrying male and unisex scents as well:
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly: Layton.

    Here you can see the notes. I'm not very good at notes, for me this is the most prominent, but maybe I'm wrong. Sample it.
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly: Layton.

    In what sense?
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly: Layton.

    Perhaps patchouli. Basically it's a sweet scent, and in the coming summer heat I wouldn't want to wear such a heavy scent, but I don't think in winter I'd love it. But again, surely it is not an...
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly: Layton.

    Finally it arrived and I tried it two times. From the notes (apple, mandarin, lavander) I would have expected a much easier-going frag. Well, this is in the same genre as Herod: perhaps I could name...
  29. Thread: Blend Oud House

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    Re: Blend Oud House

    Blend Oud Teeb is a really refreshing, kind of medicinal scent. From a vial sample applied, I find it extremely elegant. I can see it as a signature scent. Highly recommended.
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly: Layton.

    Wow, Hungary IS on the map :) Today I saw it on the leading niche retailer's homepage:

    http://www.parfumneroli.hu/parfum/introduction/parfums_de_marly/layton/
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    Re: Name a surprisingly wonderful cheap fragrance

    I agree, this IS a wonderful fragrance, by Kurkdjian.
  32. Thread: Blend Oud House

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    Blend Oud House

    My country's Nr. 1 niche seller has begun carrying a line, I've never heard of:

    http://www.parfumneroli.hu/parfum/lista/blend_oud/

    http://parfumplusmag.fourplusmedia.com/?p=505


    Does anyone...
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    Re: NEW Profumum Roma Audace

    Surely I will. By the way more bnoters claim they are very-very similar. Say: "extremely, extremely similar, nearly a photocopy."
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    Re: NEW Profumum Roma Audace

    Today I received my sample. I'm not a vetiver-fan, but I never give up. So far this is the best vetiver scent I've tried - although surely there are many I haven't had the chance to try. I don't know...
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    Re: Montale - OUDMAZING

    The most renowned fragrance-shop of my country, which has been carrying the whole Montale-line claims this is the single best scent in their line in the past years.
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    Re: Statesman by Mirus Fine Fragrance

    At last a rare occasion when a perfume creator is among us :)
  37. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Definitely much better than the huge majority I see at Douglas from time to time. But even so I don't find it FBW at all.
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    Re: Wolfgang Joop blind buy?

    I tried it only once at an airport shop. Not worth even the time of trying it.
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    Re: Moresque parfum launches contessa 2016

    For women.

    http://www.neroli.hu/parfum/introduction/moresque/contessa/
  40. Thread: Moresque house

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    Re: Moresque house

    Agreed, Rand is a winner.
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    Re: Moresque: any feedback?

    It has some great fragrances, among them Rand an extraordinarily good scent. Highly recommended.
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Moresque Rand. Quite stunning. From the very first second, now wearing it for about 6 hours - it's simply the best scent I've ever experienced in my 28 years of fragrance hunting.
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    Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    What do you think of Iperborea? Actually about 90 % of the comments/reviews mention it on the definite feminine side, but what I feel is that it's a good unisex clean scent.
  44. Thread: Moresque house

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    Re: Moresque house

    Today I received a sample of Aristoqrati. I dare say it hooked me. Floral on a vetiver base, a bit sweet, but really not _sweet_ - within the last couple of years the best scent I've come across....
  45. Thread: Moresque house

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    Moresque house

    I find no review, and (am I blind?) no comments. As my country's leading niche reseller has begun carrying this line, I would like to have some opinions on the men's line of this house. Thank you in...
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Not if I expected much from it, but what I get is nothing to write home about. Thin, unremarkable, disappointing.
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    After years of "roller-coaster" my conclusion is this, as well. I like it very much.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    In no particular order:

    Robert Piguet Casbah (I would never have thought an incense frag this good can be)
    Marly Byerley
    Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Forte
    Christian Dior Jules
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Are you still in love with Casbah? Today I bought a sample and the initial impression is quite favourable.
  50. Re: Four New Ormonde Jayne - Nawab of Oudh, Tsarina, Qi and Montabaco

    Today I could buy samples of Nawab of Oudh and Qi. Both scents are well-constructed, very interesting and long-lasting. If I find such perfumes -very rare occasion- I don't watch the price tag. Not...
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    Re: Paul Emilion Pure Addiction - opinion?

    With two April Aromatics to be waited in the package, perhaps at the end of the day I'll be satisfied :)
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    Re: Paul Emilion Pure Addiction - opinion?

    Thanks a lot, I've ordered a sample of it. Sounds great, although from your description not really my world - but who knows :)
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    Paul Emilion Pure Addiction - opinion?

    Hi there,

    alas there's no review, thus I ask you here. If you have any kind of experience with this fragrance would you kindly share it with me. Thank you.
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    Poll: Re: Do you like SAUVAGE?

    I have this and L'Dissey Nuit on my left arm. I would never have thought it, but Nuit is a much more interesting scent.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Today I finally tried it. I'm shaking my head. Not good, not bad, not anything special, not Dior. I can't see myself even trying it again.
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    Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    There's a bit Universalis thrown in it surely. I find it less feminine than any Universalis.
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    Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    It's way better than the original. I'd rather say this is a new scent instead of being a mere flanker. Highly recommended.
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    Carner Barcelona - Palo Santo

    Has anyone of you had the chance to try this new scent?

    http://carnerbarcelona.com/palo-santo
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    This Kilian scent has a different bottle from the...

    This Kilian scent has a different bottle from the rest of the line? The others seem to me rather similar...
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    The whole Arquiste line is for me a very big thumb down.
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    Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    But to answer the question: yesterday I bought Carven Pour Homme. Not perfect, but it was shocking to find such a good scent at Douglas. It's a really great scent by Kurkdjian, delivers what I want...
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    Re: Have you found a perfect fragrance?

    This is life. I personally simply can't stand Aventus, so much that it was an immediate wash-off all the three times I gave it a chance. Yet it's nice to see that you find it nearly perfection.
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    Re: Jul et Mad - Garuda

    I have small bottles of their first four scents. I was not impressed at all by them. All of them has some throat-scraping component, and don't find them especially natural either. So, I don't think I...
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    Re: Carven Pour Homme 2014

    I bought it today. Really a good sent. One of Kurkdjian's best ever.
  65. Re: Carven Vétiver & Carven pour Homme Relaunches (2014) {New Fragrances} {Men's Cologne}

    Today I had the chance to try the Carven PH. I must say I'm totally hooked. I don't now the vintage, but this one is quite different from those I've recently tried. I find it FBW.
  66. Re: Just tried Pure Havane, what a piece of junk!! :/

    This.
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    Re: Pineider fragrances

    I've seen no other size so far.
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    Pineider fragrances

    None of their six scents have a single comment. Not worth to write about? Too difficult to have some samples? Have anobody any opinion on their perfumes?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Honour VS Amouage Epic

    After the initial pepper-burst, Honour is an extremely elegant, ethereal scent. Epic was a scrub.
  70. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    Count me too :) From a sample pack with Amouage, Serge Lutens, Armani Prive, Loewe, Aigner - this is what I find bottle-worthy. I see the extremely damning reviews, too bad :) We are different,...
  71. Re: Annick Goutal Nuit Étoliée Eau de Toilette vs Parfum

    Yes, definitely I found both on their official homepage.
  72. Re: Annick Goutal Nuit Étoliée Eau de Toilette vs Parfum

    Thank you for the valuable comments :) I won't buy the EdT, but I give a chance to the EdP then.
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    The Oliver & Co. line. Luckily in Hungary a company carries it, so it takes just time...
  74. Annick Goutal Nuit Étoliée Eau de Toilette vs Parfum

    If someone has had the chance to try (perhaps own) both, would you kindly share your ideas on the similarities, differences, etc. Alas, I can test only the EdT, but I found opinions that the parfum...
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    I've had the chance to sample about 5 of their scents. None of them bottle-worthy. I don't want to continue sampling ELDO.
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    Re: Miller Harris Terre de Bois discontinued?

    First I turned to this high-esteemed and well-informed community :) That will come next.
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    Miller Harris Terre de Bois discontinued?

    I can't find it on their homepage. At a local webshop in my country I find it for a very low price (I trust them) - perhaps that's the reason?
  78. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    Hands down Antico Caruso. But the initial, rather unplesant phase is too long...
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    Dior Jules (it was nice to see it above)
    Jaipur Homme EdT
    Aigner Black Homme
    Versace Dreamer
    Knize Forest
  80. Thread: Amouage

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    Re: Amouage

    Perhaps Silver Man.
  81. Thread: Ormond Jayne

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    Re: Ormond Jayne

    Ormonde Man is in the top 3 scents I've ever come across.
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    Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Total scrubber.
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Generous thing indeed.

    Slightly connected to this topic: recently I've surveyed my samples. Many Xerjoff, JTC, Casamorato 1888, Maison Kurkdjian, Mona d'Orio, Amouage, and the like. Honestly, I'm...
  84. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    Green Irish Tweed.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    In my opinion by far less powdery than DHI. I've never felt it to be suffocating at alla, whilst when trying DHI, almost ever.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    My latest real shock is undoubtedly Penhaligon's Bayolea. I'm in a real disbelief. They've built a complete men's grooming line upon this ....? It IS bad. Not disgusting, just bad.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Man,kidding? :)
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Woman used by men

    Thank you guys, indeed. Of course I'll have a sample first. If it's more green, all the better.
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    Ormonde Jayne Woman used by men

    I simply love Ormonde Jayne Man. However, at several places I found that the woman version -which I still don't know - is actually unisex, and is very good either. I wonder if there are guys among...
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    So do I. And among the top 5 ever.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1. Kurkdjian's APOM Homme
    2. Boucheron Jaipur Homme Edt
    3. Knize Forest
    4. Amouage Honour Homme
    5. L'Artisan Dzing!
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    Is Bayolea so weak?
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    Re: More Than Words by Xerjoff

    Having tested about 10 from the Xerjoff lines (Xerjoff, Casamorati 1888, JTC), I find 40 Knots to be the most agreeable to my tastes. Quite unique, well-crafted, longevity is satisfactory.
  94. Re: Parfums de Nicolai New York versus New York Intense -

    I tend to agree. I didn't find the original one especially interesting, yet this new formula I do find a rather different story. Still experimenting with it, but I can see myself wearing it on a...
  95. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Is that still in production?
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I've had the chance to try it at Douglas this morning. Although without question it belongs to the 'Dior Homme' family, it does exist on its own right. It's a hell of a scent, I say. Deep, dark, with...
  97. Re: MFK APOM Pour Homme - Gorgeous Heaveny Orange Blossom Amber Fragrance

    I'm not sure, but from my recent sample I do suspect that they've changed something in APOM. I bought it in Paris at the Maison when it came out, still there are some drops in the bottle. It's as...
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    Re: Nice smell frag with super projectivity

    Aigner Black
    Kurkdjian APOM
  99. Iris Nazarena is a terrific scent. "The rest -...

    Iris Nazarena is a terrific scent. "The rest - silence".
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I like it a lot, but longevity is quite bad.
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