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  1. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    Recently, Puredistance's M got me a couple of negative comments, which makes me really sad. :(

    I asked a close friend why and she said it was "too powdery and smells like something my dad would...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles Vs. Wazamba

    I owned bottles of both at one point, but eventually sold off Wazamba, which I thought had too much apple-esque fruitiness in it.

    On the other hand, I find Fille en Aiguilles to be more of a...
  3. Re: L'Homme Infini by Divine - Any opinions yet?

    I find it much more natural smelling than Poivre Samarcande, but I'd guess there should be some ISO E Super in it. I don't get much of an "Aura of ISO E Super" around me that I get when wearing...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    Felt like an eternity since I last made a big purchase.
    Here's what I got: :D

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/IMG_3482Custom_zps44d156c0.jpg
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  5. Re: L'Homme Infini by Divine - Any opinions yet?

    Hello Poivre Samarcande.

    We meet again! :evil:




    L'homme Infini is actually one of the BEST pepper-centric scents around IMO. Far better, richer, and more complex than JCE's skeletal Poivre...
  6. Re: Three new ones from Lubin - Korrigan | Galaad | Akkad

    My favorite among the three is Galaad, which to me is a tea-like scent with honeyed spices and balms with a leathery texture. Cardamom and rosemary are very present. There is also a hint of pine,...
  7. Re: L'Homme Infini by Divine - Any opinions yet?

    Just ordered it in my latest lot of samples.
    Now for the hardest part - waiting...

    :bath:
  8. Re: Please help me celebrate 1 year on base notes and help me pick my 20th bottle

    Puredistance M
    MDCI Invasion Barbare

    and from your list:
    Chanel Coromandel

    Cheers! :D
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    Re: Today I Bought: November 2012

    It's good - I like it. :D
    Good sillage and longevity like Parfum d'Empire's releases too.
  10. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme - I just tried it!

    I get the designer "deja poo" too. (The feeling that you've smelled this crap before)

    However, the quality is good, longevity and projection positive, and it also dries down to a good place....
  11. Poll: Re: Chanel Coromandel vs Serge Lutens Borneo 1834 (Battle of Sheldrake's Chocochouli Duo)

    Not!
    The only one I ended up adding to my collection was Borneo 1834. :D
  12. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Barbershop Oud.
    Quite nice actually. :D
  13. Re: Whats Your favorite Fragrance From The Frapin Line

    L'Humaniste is one of the best "fresh" scents around. Big thumbs up. :D

    1270 is also worth trying since it's quite different. Caravelle Epicee is alright. 1697 is not my cup of tea. And the rest...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2012

    Was deciding between this and Aleksandr... but will probably eventually get both in the end. :D
    IMO, the Arquistes are solid 'modern' interpretations of classic themes that aren't ground-breaking...
  15. Re: Can we talk about Bois Blond by Parfumerie Generale?

    It's good! I went through quite a lot before I swapped my bottle away.
    Dry/sweet cedar, hay, and tobacco with a slightly sharp green/grassy undertone and a rounded ambery drydown -- actually haven't...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2012

    Long-delayed... Three of my fave MPGs. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:



    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/IMG_1885Custom.jpg


    ...And a blind buy since it was so ridiculously...
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    Poll: Re: What should be next A*Men pure..... ?

    A*Men Pure Noir Absolu Intense EDP Extremee
    Notes: Indonesian patchouli, black truffles, italian bergamot, molten caramel, oud smoke, safraleine, birch tar, pistachio gelato, civet, ambraram,...
  18. Re: New Fragrances: ELdO Dangerous Complicity & The Afternoon of a Faun

    Looking forward to trying these two!
    Will be sure to add 'em to my next lot of samples. <3
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    Nice purchases everyone...
    I wish Basenotes had a "Like" button a la Facebook.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    Just in from Slumberhouse :D

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/IMG_1829Custom.jpg

    P.S. One Jeke is the EDP, the other is the perfume oil.
  21. Re: MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN OUD -- appropriate for what occasion?

    None.





    Just kidding. :)

    I think it's alright for daily wear and isn't a "special occasion" frag at all.
    The drydown is quite office friendly for a "medicinal oud" fragrance.
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    Re: Olivier Creed - Before He Was Famous

    Fun read.
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    Re: Arquiste Parfumeur ramblings

    I am going to get a bottle of Anima Dulcis and Aleksandr as soon as a shop that ships worldwide stocks it.

    L'Etrog is a fairly good sleeper as well.

    :bath:
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    I'd add:
    Hutieme Art Myrrhiad (myrrh-licorice-vanille-black tea)
    Mona di Orio Vanille

    Worth trying:
    Atelier Vanille Insensee
    L'artisan Vanille Absolument
    L'occitane Eau des Baux
    PG Felanilla...
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    Re: IUNX longevity

    Splash Forte and most of the L'eau's (EDTs) have better longevity than L'Ether (EDP), which doesn't entirely disappear on me but becomes a muted skin scent.

    I like Sento, Splash Forte, Blanche,...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    I really enjoy the funky first two hours.

    I'd say it's something like allspice with a birch tar-ey anisic smokiness with oregano-like spices. Makes it feel like a cross between a day at the...
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    Re: Niche disappointment

    Well, all I can say is keep on sampling.
    I'd echo all the previous comments that say it's a really "hit and miss."

    I recently purchased 20 samples (from ALZD) with ALL of it being misses.
    On...
  28. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    Noooooo!
  29. Re: Your favorite house's highest highs and crushing lows

    Datura Noir?
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    Re: List your collection (male

    :vrolijk_1:
  31. Re: Paper Passion: The Smell of a new Books/Paper fragrance!

    So has anyone tried it yet ?
  32. Re: Imagine starting a wardrobe : Pls, make a choice of your first 6 ( six ) fragances

    If someone robbed my wardrobe, I would get these first:

    Puredistance M
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Amouage Homage
    Cartier IV L'Heure Fougueuse
    Arquiste Anima Dulcis / Xerjoff Verona 010
    Dior Bois...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    It was supposed to be L'eau Mage. :(
    However, they instead shipped me a wrong bottle of 34 boulevard saint germain. (which is actually also pretty nice)

    ALZD's customer service was very helpful...
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    I really enjoy Pulp. Head-banging rotting very ripe fruity hell. :thumbup: Nothing quite like it out there.

    I feel that almost all of the entire line's scents has a sharp chemical/synthetic note...
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    In no particular order: :D

    Cartier IV L'Heure Fougueuse
    Arquiste Anima Dulcis
    Arquiste Aleksandr
    Amouage Tribute
    MDCI Chypre Palatin
  36. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/eki.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/IMG_1635Custom.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/IMG_1638.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/IMG_1642.jpg
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    The Lutens... :)

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/IMG_1602Custom.jpg
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    Re: Suggestions for first niche?

    1. Use the $110 to get a month's worth of samples. (30 or so)

    2. Force yourself to wear one scent per day till the end of the month.

    3. Buy one bottle of the scent you enjoyed the most....
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    Re: 10 Best Niche Fragrance Samples

    A good introduction to niche:

    Puredistance M
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Histoires de Parfums Petroleum
    Amouage Homage OR Tribute
    Lubin Idole EDP
    Tauer L'air du Desert...
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    Re: review - Dark Aoud and Moon Aoud

    Of all the Montale "ouds" I've sampled... Dark Aoud's opening is the closest in smelling to "real" unadulterated oud oil.


    As for Moon Aoud, think of it as a tweaked version of Black Aoud --...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Parfums DelRae Panache

    Panache deserves more press. It is amazing and 100% FBW.
    It's complex and also smells as expensive as (or even more than) Xerjoff Modoc and Vetiver Pour Elle IMO. I'm definitely getting a bottle on...
  43. Re: Finally compared New Haarlem and Rochas Man

    I personally prefer RM over NH.
    I find it to be a smoother wear that's more floral and aromatic with less sweetness.

    It also feels less 'espresso frappucino' and more mocha latte, which may be a...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Great collections everyone. :beer:

    Nothing epic here though. My cramped shelf currently houses a mix of bottles, boxes, decants, and samples. It's actually quite messy too- a lot are on top of...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    Starting the year with releases from 2011...

    Parfum d'Empire's Azemour Les Orangers

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/Azemour_les_Orangers_2.jpg

    Pierre Guillaume's Dzhari for...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    Really happy with ALZD's generously sized samples. :thumbup:
    (Luckyscent sample vial on the right for comparison)

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/DSC04933Small.jpg
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    Re: Eau de Fröhliche - Erik Kormann

    This is so unexpectedly good that I am going to resurrect this thread. :D

    It's a "spicy gourmand" that revolves around sweet dark chocolate & iris, frankincense, and a slightly spicy/woody fruit...
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    Re: PHAEDON ~ Pierre Guillaume's New Label

    Apparently, Pierre Guillaume only made Dzhari and Cendres de The, which happen to be the two that I think are best in the line. :) Overall, I felt the line was pretty "meh" especially when compared...
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    Here's what I plan on adding to my wardrobe early this year:

    Oriscent Kyara Koutan
    Parfum d'Empire Azemour Les Orangers
    Dior Bois d'Argent (either the 250ml or 450ml)
    Vero Onda extrait (15ml...
  50. Re: Probably the one thing i need right now. What is it?

    L'Instant Pour Homme Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Le Male, Rochas Man
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    My last purchase of the year: Xerjoff Verona 010... bottle 96/101. :D
    ...
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    Re: New Harrlem vs Rochas Man

    Rochas Man doesn't last as long as New Haarlem, but it's much more civilized, less blunt, and comfortable to wear.

    I owned both at one point and preferred Rochas Man, but I can see why some may...
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    Re: I like Tom of Finland. Do you?

    Own it and enjoy it. It's one of the most wearable ELDO releases.

    The saffrony leather smells comes from the aromachemical Safraleine, which I am a big fan of. :D

    From the Givaudan link:
  54. Re: Collection is growing... (looking for a vetiver fragrance)

    Great list. :thumbup:
    The ones in bold are some of my personal favorites.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    P is for Parure by Guerlain
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    Re: Could a teen get away with wearing creed?!?

    Rather than get one single Creed, I'd build / expand the wardrobe with a couple of scents.

    I'd get these:
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Rochas Man
    Le Male
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport / Blanche
    Sean John...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    T is for Tom of Finland by ELDO
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    Re: Looking for Iris fragrance to test.

    Here are my favorites:

    Dior Bois d'Argent
    Honeyed iris, myrrh, incense, blond woods, and one of the quietest patchoulis around.
    A personal favorite of mine... it's one of the very few scents I...
  59. Re: Histoires De Parfums Petroleum: My (not so) initial review.

    Thanks for the review. :thumbup:
    This looks like a must-try.
    The quirkiness sounds almost CDG!
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    Poll: Re: Le Labo Discovery set. Which 3?

    Ditto.
  61. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Anyone getting anything?

    I'm about to get myself some Vikt and Ore.
    Maybe some Rume.
  62. Re: Recent Lutens reformulations - Chergui and Gris Clair

    The SL reformulations are a very real thing. He even implied it himself in a recent interview:



    Link to interview: http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Serge-Lutens-Interview-Answers--2728.html

    I...
  63. Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy (Not Suitable for MWBTFPOM)

    Caramel all the way.
    Less plasticky than Gaultier2.

    This is actually an "infusion" of their Benzoin parfum.
    I'd imagine it would be more popular with Basenoters and MWBTFPOM if it were called...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: How Do Jo Malone Fragrance Rate?

    Got mislead by the thread title... I was going to come in here to "rank" Jo Malone at 1/10. :(
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2011 Revision)

    30 today.
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    I prefer TV over MR.
    I prefer vanilla-tobacco over vanilla-cinnamon-cloves.
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    Re: need niche recommendations!

    For $160 or so, and for variety's sake, pick two of any below:

    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan (find discounted at $8X)
    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe 50ml ($75 retail)
    Parfum d'Empire Azemour 50ml ($75...
  68. Re: Pierre Montale - What did he do before ... Montale ?

    I think there is a huge possibility that there is no real "Pierre Montale" at all.

    The person who's playing the role of Pierre Montale may have a real name like Michel André Thomas.
    ...
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    Re: Scents that you want to make into perfumes

    It does smell like Jeux de Peau. :thumbup:
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    Re: You don't wear Bond no 9!!!!.......

    I think I get what Dred is trying to say: Me on the left, Bond on the right.

    For me it's more of me sitting on the left, Bond on the right across the room standing on a table shouting out wild...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    E is for Encens et Lavande by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Coromandel or Invasion Barbare

    Invasion Barbare because I can't think of a similar scent that I think is better.

    On the other hand, I enjoy Borneo 1834 more than Coromandel.
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    Re: Chocolate colognes

    The commercials for Axe's Dark Temptation actually popped up into my head as I was clicking in here.

    Try these:
    Parfumerie Generale Musc Maori = Milk Chocolate
    Montale Red Aoud = Chillied...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Good bye November, see you again next year.
    Hello December! Where have you been gone all year?

    P.S.
    I think we all spent A LOT this past November.
  75. Re: Five favorite niche brands and three favorite scents from each

    Revisited after 3 years:

    Serge Lutens: Iris Silver Mist, Borneo 1834, Bois de Violette/Arabie
    Parfumerie Generale: Cuir d'Iris, L'ombre Fauve, Felanilla/Aomassai
    IUNX: L'Ether, Splash Forte,...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    I was actually thinking exactly that... but didn't dare ask. :p

    EDIT: That was close to my first-time experience with civet paste actually...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    These just in.. :D (all from fellow Basenoters)
    Pardon the pretentious photos:


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/DSC04837Small.jpg

    N°1 IRIS
    N°3 CUIR AMBRE
    N°4 FLEUR...
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    Re: Help me pick a leather scent

    TABAC BLOND
    PG Cuir d'Iris
    Prada Cuir d'Ambre
    S-Perfumes S-ex
    Dior Leather Oud
  79. Thread: Bond NY OUd

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    Re: Bond NY OUd

    Nope.
    IMO, Bond NY Oud is closer to Crystal Aoud, Montale's take on aoud and fruits.
    NY Oud is rosey, but waaaaaay sweeter than Black Aoud. (fruity sweet and quite powdery)
  80. Re: Cree Bois du Portugal or Parfums Nicolai New York?

    68 votes from me for New York.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Nice catch.. yes it is. :D
    The sound quality is ok, but the drivers are a nightmare.




    What you see is a polar bear in a graduation gown and Gloria from the New York Central Zoo. I think I...
  82. Re: recommed which 4 creed samples i should buy from the list?

    Starter Kit:

    SMW
    MI
    GIT
    Aventus
    Tabarome Millesime
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    Re: How much have you spent on fragrances?

    Too much... yet still not enough. :(

    *calls therapist*
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumer Vanilia - Underrated...?

    Vanilia is discontinued and replaced by Havana Vanille / Vanille Absolument.
    Tubereuse is also discontinued and replaced by Nuit de Tubereuse.
    Cote d'Amour, which has been around for just 2~ years,...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    I need a new desk. :rolleyesold:


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/DSC04825MediumSmall.jpg




    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/DSC04822MediumSmall.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Here's Invasion Barbare in both the glass flacon and the aluminum bottle:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/moltening/DSC04806Smallnn.jpg


    The aluminum bottle made me thought of Montale,...
  87. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Wit_Siamese's Wardrobe:

    Coromandel
    Ambre Narguile
    Aventus
    Le Male
    TdH Parfum

    Honorable mention: Antaeus
  88. Re: They're giving away free 100ml bottles of Parfum d`Empire!

    Blind buy four of these at the price of one Xerjoff:

    Ambre Russe: boozy leathery amber and caravan tea
    Cuir Ottoman: powdered iris suede fruit, more masculine than Daim Blond
    Eau de Gloire:...
  89. Thread: Eau d'Italie

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    Re: Eau d'Italie

    This line is very solid~ My favorite Eau d'Italie is Paestum Rose. ^^"



    I see Bois d'Ombrie as a direct opposite to Sienne L'Hiver. While SL'H is cool, Bois d'Ombrie is warm and enveloping. I...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels - Bois d'Iris

    Bois d'Argent
    - Better projection
    - Dry down is less sweet, and is more aromatic and woodier
    - Rootier iris
    - More angular and sharper around the edges (yes, scent can be angular!)
    - The...
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    Re: New from Amouage

    Hope it comes with a magnetic smart-cover like mechanism.
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    Poll: Re: Help me choose my next purchase!

    1. LDDM
    2. Borneo 1834 / Coromandel (Depends on which "take" you prefer)
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    Re: Serge Lutens for office in Thailand

    I think Gris Clair would work well as a Thai office scent.
    However, it does sometimes get a bit "ashy" in the heat.



    Please do share your results and findings krub.
    I'm also interested!...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons Artek Standard

    Bump... it would be great if it could be added to the directory. Thanks.
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    Re: Puredistance - "m"

    Ditto.
    All the Puredistance scents should be added.
  96. Re: Wanted: Oriscent (See Inside)

    Bump: Oriscent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 19, 2011

    A drop of Oriscent's Assam Black Organic before retreating to bed...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar....mind=blown

    I agree that it is worth the money.

    To be honest, I enjoy Amouage's attars far more than their perfumes.
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    Re: Two new Profumums

    Thanks - they sound interesting.

    From the name "Dolce Acqua" and the description that includes words like "sea breeze" and "beaches" and also the coconut note, I would guess it's an almondy...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    So let me get this straight.... correct if I'm wrong, but from skimming through this thread, the "general concensus" is that if the batch has more pineapple, it's better? And the more birch tar and...
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