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  1. [USA] Re: Dior Privee, Ensar Oud, Tauer, Serge Lutens, Vintage YSL, Profumum, Fort and Manle, Amouage, etc

    bump - added several new bottles and lowered prices on most existing bottles
  2. [USA] Re: Dior Privee, Ensar Oud, Tauer, Serge Lutens, Vintage YSL, Profumum, Fort and Manle, Amouage, etc

    bump - bottles added
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It's a nice one. I am not a huge fan of the floral opening, but I love the tonka-heavy dry down.
  4. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    I wear whatever smells good on my skin and suits my personality. I gravitate more towards niche and indie brands, where it is the norm to release and market perfumes as unisex. That doesn't mean that...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    All three are fairly different, but all blended to absolute perfection in my opinion. I own, love, and often wear each of them.

    Mysterious is spicy, resinous, and animalic (from castoreum more...
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    Re: Why does DUA get so much hate?

    I can certainly respect this. The artistic aspect of perfumery matters to some people. Other people just want to smell good, and for cheap. To each their own. In fairness to everyone coming out...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Dirtbombs - "Livin' for the City"
    Coffee
    Hermes Ambre Narguile
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Good one!
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    Re: Ropion's time paradox

    Jubilation XXV for me I think. The perfect gateway drug to the type of fragrances I eventually gravitated towards in my journey.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Gories - "Six Cold Feet"
    Rum
    L'Atelier Francais des Matieres Ambre Stone
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    Re: Roja parfums. Reckless, Fetish or Danger

    Fetish is my favorite by far. Great stuff. Reckless is very nice and somewhat unique. Danger smells a little too traditional and plain on my skin to justify the price.
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    Re: Chanel Sycamore EDP or...?

    I own Sycamore EDP and think it is wonderful. I have not smelled anything similar that is of the same high quality. It is my second favorite vetiver after only Dior Vetiver. Some days I even prefer...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very Nice!
  14. [USA] Re: Ensar Oud, Tauer, Serge Lutens, Vintage YSL, Profumum, Fort and Manle, etc.

    bump
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I do, sort of. I prefer SLA for the scent experience alone, but I prefer how EO1 wears on my skin.
  16. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    Same here. It likely will not have an effect on the way I buy fragrances or any significant impact on the way the brands I buy from operate. That said, this is largely because most of my purchases...
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    Re: looking for versatile Oud

    +1 Thameen Carved Oud. Stripped down oud and cardamom profile. The oud is very present and natural. Mass-appealing. Solid performance. Wearable almost year round; works in all but the dead of summer...
  18. [USA] Re: Ensar Oud, Tauer, Serge Lutens, Vintage YSL, Profumum, Fort and Manle, etc.

    bump
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Hilarious, and pretty much sums up my feelings on the house at this point.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow, very nice collection. Some that I love in there and many that I have been intrigued to try.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    This is pretty crazy. I have already purchased both Tigerlust and Crime & Punishment, so I am able to let the fragrances speak for themselves. That said, I may not have purchased either if I knew the...
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    Re: Ambre Stone by Anthologie Grands de Crus

    I sampled this a couple of months back and really loved it. The weather was cold and windy, and I remember thinking I might pick up a bottle when things warm up. It has been in the 90's the last...
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    Re: Should I Buy Vintage Or Current Kouros?

    Vintage for sure. The current stuff is nice, but just not as deep and enjoyable to my nose as the vintage. That said, what vintage you choose is another question. I have smelled the very first...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I just picked up a bottle of SGM after smelling a sample from another purchase. I thought it smelled a lot like Sel Marin, but better quality and less synthetic smelling. For the price, it was a...
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    Re: Polarizing summer scent recommendations?

    Speaking of Kouros, Kouros Fraicheur and Eau de Sport are both nice variations that amp up the fresher elements, making them more suitable for summer than Kouros.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I will be sure to share updates. I also hope anyone who had a different, more positive experience with the PP concentration chimes in. The last thing I want to do is steer anyone away from...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Reflecting on my last post, I am hopeful that a little time in the bottle will be good for my C&P PP. I am going to give it some time and try again. I also plan to slosh the juice around a bit. It is...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Swans - "Amnesia"
    Coors Banquet
    Shoyedo River Path Incense
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Daniel Lopatin - "The Ballad of Howie Bling"
    M43 IPA
    Ensar Oud EO1 Pure Parfum
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Ok, so my Pure Parfum was on the doorstep early this morning. I put two sprays on my wrist and two sprays in the crook of my arm. When comparing extrait to EDP of any fragrance, I expect better...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Lol. Sums up my thoughts.
  32. Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Aromatic: Di Ser Mizu
    Chypre: Rogue Chypre-Siam
    Leather: Hiram Green Hyde
    Floral: Guerlain Derby (Carnation)
    Fougere: Amouage Bracken
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    I am testing Bat and Sloth tonight. I really appreciated the artistry behind the original Bat, but it was simply unwearable for me. I think the new Bat is a little more wearable, less serious, and...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It is. It is in stock at Luckyscent at the moment.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Boris - “Introduction”
    Sparkling Water
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    C&P is outstanding. Unlike Tigerlust, which felt like an amalgamation of previous releases (I still love it), Crime & Punishment is fairly distinct. I think it is more complex than E02 and EO1. It...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    The Ylang Ylang in Moss Cologne is the one element keeping this from being a love for me. I have the same issue with Musk Khabib, which I just can't wear. Still, with Moss Cologne it took me three...
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    Re: What happened to Vero Profumo?

    I read somewhere around the time of Vero's passing that the fragrances would no longer be made.
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Levi's, Carhartt WIP Chore Coat, Red Wing 875's.
  40. Re: So how hard should I try and track down a bottle of Di Ser's Keman?

    I appreciated Keman, but sold my bottle because it was a bit too light and not quite interesting enough for the price. I really like Tsuki and Mizu are both really nice ones from the line that are...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Can anyone share their thoughts on the Tigerlust EDP? Even better, has anyone tried both the EDP and PP that is willing to give a comparison?
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I ordered the samples of the other two from Luckyscent with a different order. Have not received them yet.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wearing Moss Cologne right now. At about the 30 minute mark. Really, really lovely stuff. The opening has some really nice natural citrus, quickly combining with the florals to create an accord that...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    My bottle of Moss Cologne is out for delivery and set to be delivered within the next 2.5 hrs. I am very excited!
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Excellent. I have the EDP on order, should arrive tomorrow or Saturday. Despite being six pages deep, there is very little actual feedback on either the EDP or PP. I am now a bit more excited. Anyone...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I am very picky about amber fragrances, as the note often turns weird on my skin -somewhere between metalic and sour. Slumberhouse Brosse does this to me. Natural ambergris (which is very present in...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sir Winston and Hindi Tabac, to my nose, are both blends very much dominated by raw ingredients other than tobacco -tuberose in the former and pungent Indian oud in the latter. In both, I see tobacco...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    The oud sampler is one of the best purchases I have made. I've gotten a ton of enjoyment wearing them and learned a lot about the various regions and distillation methods for pure oud in the process.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I prefer Jeke. It has a smoke note, but it reminds me more of a cloud of hookah smoke than a harsh campfire smoke. Baque is nice, and based on your hopes, I don't think you will be disappointed. It...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    I prefer the Pure Parfum of EO2. I prefer the EDP of EO1. EO1 Parfum is in a tincture of ambergris I believe.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Just noticed this never got a response. I have owned the EdP and Parfum versions of EO1 and EO2. I did not feel the Parfum justified the double price in either instance. With respect to EO1, I...
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    Re: What minerally scents do you enjoy

    Ganymede
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"
    Coca-Cola Classic
    Dior Granville
  54. Re: What Fragrances Are Currently On The Top Of Your List To Buy?

    Nice list! Mousse Iluminee is excellent. I recently uprgraded to a 100ml bottle, I love it so much. Vintage Kouros is of course amazing as well. Good luck on the search.
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    Re: EO Pure Parfum VS EDP?

    I have tried the EDP and Pure Parfum of EO1 and EO2. I prefer the EO1 EDP, but probably only because the Pure Parfum has an off note that does not sit well on my skin. I get a tea note in the PP that...
  56. Re: What Fragrances Are Currently On The Top Of Your List To Buy?

    Dior Eau Noire
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Morphine - "Cure for Pain"
    Black Coffee
    Dior Leather Oud
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I really love Mysterious Oud. It is quintessential Bortnikoff to me. It has a fantastic oud, the cardamom-citrus combo that has become his signature in the opening, very nice use of spices, and an...
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    Floris Honey Oud is great too!
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    Joe, I’d say it’s subtle. It’s also tobacco blossom, which is sweet, natural, and airy to my nose compared to the usual pipe tobacco note.
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    To me, Slowdive is more masculine than Bee and a very, very solid fragrance. It has an excellent tobacco note floating beneath the honey. I believe it is tobacco blossom. I wear it more often on...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Moss Cologne sounds very promising!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Roky Erickson - "Creature With The Atom Brain"
    Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Bogue Profumo Mem
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Television - "Marquee Moon"
    Old Nation M-43
    Vintage Kouros
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Congrats Manny!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Aphex Twin - "Xtal"
    Coffee
    Nicolai New York Intense
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - “Jubilee Street”
    Water
    Kouros Fraicheur
  69. Re: New release: L'Air du Desert Marocain Solid Perfume

    Based on your wardrobe, I would say odds are very high that you will at least appreciate it, if not like or love it.
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    Re: Does anyone here cut his own hair, like me?

    I have been cutting my own hair for about 8 years. I used to cut it medium to short in length, with varying results. I got much better over time. Now I just buzz it, which is very easy.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    David Bowie - "Ashes to Ashes"
    Miller High Life
    24 rue de l'Université
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    Re: most challenging scents.

    +1 Oudh Infini
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Waterboys - "We Will Not Be Lovers"
    Kettle One & Lemonaid
    January Scent Project Burvuvu
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    Re: What are your current 5 fav’s in rotation?

    Rogue Mousse Illuminee
    Nicolai New York Intense
    Bortnikoff Oud Maximus
    SHL777 O Hira
    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Band - "Whispering Pines"
    Coffee
    Borneo 1834
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Dead Can Dance - "Anywhere Out of The World"
    Kettle One Vodka w/ a splash of Peach-Pear La Croix
    Nicolai New York Intense on one wrist, January Scent Project Burvuvu on the other
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Leonard Cohen - "Tower of Song"
    Miller High Life
    Bois d'Encens
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    Re: Anyone tried Cannabis Intense from FdB?

    I have tried both. Cannabis Intense came across as a very high-quality gentleman's fragrance. Fresh, herbal, and deep. Nothing too unique or distinct, however, and the cannabis note was not...
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    Re: Thoughts on APLS vs Grand Soir?

    I don't find them very similar. Grand Soir is a nice, straightforward amber fragrance to my nose. APLS is a powdery, skanky, oriental number that I view as MFK's best work. I'd recommend it!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Bealtes - "The Ballad of John & Yoko (Take 7)"
    Coffee (Cup 5)
    Profumum Patchouly
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Belle and Sebastian - Take Me Away From Here I'm Dying
    Captain Morgan
    Chene by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I like it a lot. It hews pretty closely to the extrait. Ambergris is more prominent than the leather in the attar. The extrait is top 5 for me from this house and the attar is my second favorite of...
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    Re: Your favorite Serge Lutens????

    Chene, Fille En Aiguilles, Borneo 1834, Ambre Sultan are my favorites at the moment
  84. Thread: Ramon Monegal

    by Jcelello
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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    I like Mon Patchouli a lot, but it is not what I think of when I think of a patchouli fragrance.
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    Re: Your favorite Perfumer?

    Christopher Sheldrake & Dmitry Bortnikoff
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Big Thief "U.F.O.F."
    Coffee
    Rogue Mousse Illuminee
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Spacemen 3 "Honey"
    Vodka & Soda
    Rogue Chypre-Siam
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Spot on my friend. For the price, this oil is a huge bargain. I enjoy wearing it so much.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Frank Zappa Inca Roads
    Screwdriver Slushie
    Mr. Bojnokopff's Purple Hat
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Thanks for the heads up on this. I also reached out with the same request, and asked for a more concentrated Süleyman Le Magnifique as well. Two of my favorite fragrances that really only lacked in...
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    You didn't ask me, haha, but I will weigh in on Kolonya anyways. I think it is great. The presentation is unique and very beautiful. The opening of the splash bottle is huge and using it as a splash...
  92. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I LOVE Gardoni and HATE the circumstances that surround nearly every new Bogue release (absurdly limited quantities, exclusivity, increasingly prohibitive pricing). Each time I see an Instagram post...
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    My favorite release of their's is the pure oud oil release Borneo Oud. As far as their perfumes go, I really enjoy Oud Noir Intense. It smells a lot like Oud Wood, but better. This makes it a bit...
  94. Re: Do you know the brand Hiram Green (Hyde, Voyage 2019 & more)?

    Big fan of this house. I owned Hyde, Arbole Arbole, and Slowdive. I sold them and regret it. Thinking about reacquiring them eventually. Everything I have tried from the house is quality, but these...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    David Byrne and Celia Cruz - Loco de Amor
    Black Coffee
    Fort & Manle Süleyman Le Magnifique
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My experience with attars is fairly minimal. I have and wear several attars from Ensar Oud, Agarwood Assam, Rising Phoenix, Elixir, and Sultan Pasha. They all perform differently. I do not find the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow, that is one solid and loaded first post. Welcome! I personally love BG. It is sometimes my favorite ALD and always in my top 3. I share your surprise that it seems to be underrated by the...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Funny you would say that. They smell very little alike, but I kept thinking of Kiste while wearing it.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Ever so slightly. Less woody than Oud Monarch to my nose.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wore Sayat Nova today for the first time. It is really, really nice. It smells like vanilla and apricot pipe tobacco. I do not get too much oud. What I do detect is of the chocolaty variety, not at...
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