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    Re: Lavender water as a moth prevention'

    Water (from lavender water) sprayed on wool will not help, try lavender oil sprayed / applied to the corners & edges of your wardrobe, with the sweaters lying there w/o contact with the oil...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Good buys & indeed, am a fan of both. Got both @ good prices? I think I might have bought mine from Fragrancenet a few yrs back - still paid about 100+ per bottle if I recall.
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    +1 to the -1 above - I have the edt of Tam Dao & it's a cedar bomb & nothing more...Not sure how the edp is though.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Kamasurabhi

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/13/lorenzo-villoresi-kamasurabhi-new-perfume/

    Loosely translated in Indian language - kama is desire (often used to denote sexual desire) & surabhi means...
  5. Thread: Total stock

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    Re: Total stock

    Approx 35000 ml's plus or minus 500...Taking into effect the back up bottles & all.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yVUcP1njJ9I/U0XLdwu5O2I/AAAAAAAAGdA/-hb3XyLnMr4/s1600/Vetiver.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    Surprised to see Interlude leading the poll! Thought Jubilation will win, easily (voted for Epic)...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures

    Hilfiger Athletics - synthetic, yes, but the trio of shower gel, deo stick & edt lasted 12+ hrs in the Indian heat - love it, while most others hate it...
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    +1's to vtg Samsara / MPeG's Santal Noble / vtg Egoiste - own & love all 3, particularly the Santal Noble.

    Also suggest looking for Amouage Sandal attar...

    Another one with a very good dose of...
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    Re: Nasomatto. Duro or Pardon??

    Duro from the 2, although I own Pardon as well. As previously stated - any Nasomatto is very potent - so 1 spray or 2 should be good for a day's wear. So 30 ml goes a very long way.
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain for a woman?

    Yes! Wear it if u like it...When I smell a perfume on a woman, I don't smell whether it's a men's perfume or a woman's perfume - just the smell & the way she carries herself...That's all matters!
  12. Re: hot summer! Your favorite smoldering fragrances for the summer

    For work - If it gets humid, I go for the minty ones - Geranium Pour Monsieur & Lush Dirty; on hot yet not so humid days, more citrus or vetiver oriented, like Vetiver Extraordinaire, Acqua Viva...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    Voted Epic, but choosing one from the many good offerings doesn't do justice - excluding the Library collection, I like Jubilation, Memoir, Interlude, Dia, Gold equally as much as Epic...
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    Re: Battle of the gourmands

    Musc Ravageur, followed by Back To Black.
  15. Thread: eau du sud

    by badarun
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    Re: eau du sud

    To add - I still prefer vtg Eau Sauvage over others from Annick Goutal though...
  16. Thread: eau du sud

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    Re: eau du sud

    Eau du Sud was light to begin with, if you want a stronger type, I'd go with Hadrien Absolu edp or Boucheron Pour Homme edp.

    However, I've found the older version displayed below of Eau du Sud to...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Is it any similar to the vtg Ferre for men???
  18. Poll: Re: Jubilation 25 vs. Chergui and Terre D Hermes parfume poll

    Jubilation XXV over the other 2.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver EDC Advice

    EDC, while light is more vetiver prominent; the edt versions are more of a soapy tobacco'ish concoction, with vetiver almost hidden.
  20. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I think there's still lots of fans for the Caron trio, Shalimar & Terre d'Hermes...Can't say the same for GIT - I haven't seen a new thread today on GIT, so assuming that those posters have moved to...
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    Re: Why no 'dislike' button for reviews?

    Great points Grant - as someone who has & still do read old reviews, I totally agree on some great content from the past & thankfully, u guys are still able to save on to them :)
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    Re: Boucheron fragrances

    Same thoughts here - as a designer, both are outstanding imho & worth the price, particularly, if u buy them from discounted sites. I own both of the above in edp versions. Jaipur is one of the best...
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    OP likes niche rubbish (not all, obviously) & we have no right to stop him from enjoying it...
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    Tuscan Leather followed by Sahara Noir.
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    Re: Please sort these fragrances to buy.

    Ambre Preciaux as # 1 on the list...
    All others - your choice :)
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    Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    Just read Pearl Oud initially & thought it's a new Montale...From the looks of it, this might be an exclusive / $750-1000 a bottle fragrance
  27. [International] Re: Loence / Gucci Nobile / Gucci Pour Homme 1976 & more!!!

    Bump
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    Re: Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    Heavier shouldn't be a problem, we have a good winter out here, so it helps to have those around...Will see if I can sample before buying though.
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Egoiste is all about sandalwood drydown - spices are there, but they are not the prominent notes to look for...U want cinnamon, get Cinnabar - discontinued, but still available for around 50 or less....
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    Re: Fragrances with a "Narcotic Effect"

    LOL, hedo - looks like it's like the numerous cell phone kiosks we have out here...
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    Re: Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    Sold...But I'm on a pause right now from buying - damn, what a situation...grrrrrrr
  32. Re: "Capucci pour Homme", according to Tony Grottola.

    Wearing this as my SOTD in honor of the wonderful reviews written by Grottola (& Andre too)...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Great buy - my favorite incarnation of Guerlain Vetiver - in vtg edc format. I have a 100ml of this & to my (useless) nose, it seems to have more vetiver than the current versions - let me know u'r...
  34. Re: "Capucci pour Homme", according to Tony Grottola.

    Assuming it's the same person on fragrantica - Grottola - I've read many of his reviews on fragrantica - each one is always wonderfully described.

    As for Capucci Pour Homme - I was lucky to get a...
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    I like both Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur & Chanel Pour Monsieur - both aptly named for the simple, yet gentlemanly creations...

    On the other side - Secretions Magnifiques is named very well too -...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Both have great silage & 12+ hrs longevity - on my skin; I never spray on clothes, but I assume it'll be much longer...Both are amazing perfumes.
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    Re: Favorite fragrance from these houses

    Dior - Fahrenheit
    Guerlain - Shalimar
    Chanel - Pour Monsieur
    Amouage - Tribute attar
    Creed - MI
    Versace - l'Homme
    Gucci - Tie- Nobile & Pour Homme 1976
    Mugler - Pure Malt
    Ysl - Pour Homme...
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    Re: Your Top 3 from Parfumerie Générale?

    I own all 3 and rate them very high indeed, but my top 3 from this house would be:
    Harmatan Noir
    Cedre Sandarque
    Querelle
    (& Corps et Ames also)
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    Re: female members lacking

    I pity the women that don't read all the excellent Aventus & Creed batch threads out there - I start my day reading those & never has a day gone bad after reading those :)

    On a serious note - I...
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    Poll: Re: Fragrances evaluation series I (Egoiste)

    Vintage is a masterpiece; current is still very good.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Quite different, rather not much similarity betn Oscar & Knize...
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    Re: Serge Lutens In TK MAXX

    Up here in Canada, other BN have mentioned finding good ones - but I've never had any luck in finding either a good perfume or something at a good price. Maybe other BN grabbed them ahead of me :)...
  43. Re: Bought it, hated it, sold it, bought it again ... loved it :)

    None so far - have sold many, most of which were due to limited usage & freeing up the wardrobe, but never have re-bought something I've sold.
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Blew me away for me means it was good enough for me to buy it - so y'day I bought Lush Dirty - bought it after a brief 45min sampling exercise. I bought the 10ml parfum, now planning to buy another...
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    Re: Select two orientals......

    Jaipur edp or vtg Opium edp - both are equally good in my books...
  46. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    gfbl


    Pi
    Higher Energy

    Just 2 - all others are superb :)
  47. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

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    u guys are quick today :)
  48. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Sorry folks, I know most will be disappointed - went to Lush store & bought the 10ml perfumes, when the 30 or 50 was standing right there :)
    Wearing Dirty right now & it's so good - it did sting, so...
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    Re: My collection comes out of the closet!

    LOL...

    OP - great organizing skills indeed...I took the easy way out - i threw my clothes out (trying to organize), few at a time as my fragrances started occupying the wardrobe - now I'm buying...
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    Agree with Drseid - original version cannot ever be reproduced with all the restrictions in place right now; I own the older style bottle pictured by Pollux & strangely, never thought of buying...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Sport - Worth Buying ?

    I would instead seek out the EDP version...
  53. Thread: Doppelganger.

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    Re: Doppelganger.

    So most un-original are any "Donald Trump of fragrances" creations (aka Roja Dove) :) I do agree to many from your list.
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    Re: Best Gourmand in the business?

    Parfumerie Generale has some of the best gourmand's to my liking - Coze, Aomassai to name 2 excellent fragrances.

    I "hate" Chocolate Greedy - way too sweet for my liking, but it's got it's...
  55. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    +1 Similar thoughts here; never had a bad experience so far, no buyer off me has had a negative experience either. So I'm a bit surprised that there are so many hitches, but obviously there are, as...
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    Re: Lemon in Zest/By Killian

    What the HELL??? Insane indeed if true...I'd rather buy another bottle of Acqua Viva instead & stay content...
  57. Re: Are there inferior versions of designer scents for poorer markets?

    You have knock off's of designer's all around the world; there's always market for very cheap, cheap, decent prices, high end & insanely priced items - in any industry, same applies for fragrances...
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    Re: Which fragrances ARE ahead of their time?

    I think these 3 were way ahead of their time:

    + Gucci Nobile - in the 80's era of oakmoss laden powerhouses, this great aromatic fougere came & went, but is now revered, for a reason - it's a...
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    Re: Which Patch to reward myself with?

    If you like dark deep patch, then u should search for Giorgio Beverly Hills VIP Special Reserve, an absolute cracker of a fragrance, very potent too, but quite expensive to find...
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    Re: Lemon in Zest/By Killian

    I'm a sucker for lime / lemon based fragrances...Will need to check if it will be available in refill...
  61. Poll: Re: Fragrances evaluation series I (Back to Black)

    Not saying Lapidus & B2B are anywhere close to each other though...
  62. Poll: Re: Fragrances evaluation series I (Back to Black)

    Voted good, as Lapidus Pour Homme has almost a similar set of notes, but costs much lesser & was released much earlier in 87 probably.
  63. Re: 2 Designer fragrances released from 2010-2015 that are a must have

    Eau Sauvage Parfum
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    Bentley for Men Intense
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    Re: So I've been here a month

    You are a true basenoter...Mine's 350+ now :(
  65. Thread: Doppelganger.

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    Re: Doppelganger.

    LOL, Russel, ITLN (I'm totally lost now...
  66. Thread: Back to black

    by badarun
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    Re: Back to black

    Same here, but I have this plus 4-5 more, but all are in the refill bottles, decanted into atomizers I bought online. For any Kilian, I'd go only with the refill, I feel it's worthless to add an...
  67. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    That's quite a price!!! I bought the current version few yrs back & then bought another 2 in vtg version, one eagle bottle & another prob 30ml spray, but both were great prices compared to eBay...
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    Re: Your earliest collecting memory?

    Earliest collecting (or stealing) memory - coins - used to love them as a kid (guessing I was in 4-6 yr range) - used to hack my grandfather's teak cabinet, remember opening it when it was still...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    ^^^ But the Malle house is going to be tough to beat with regards to the variety & the way different compositions they offer (even though it's just 20 odd in #)...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Question directed to someone, but let me throw my pick anyways :)

    + Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (Route du Vetiver / Ambre Preciaux / Eau des Iles / Parfum d'Habit etc) - my favorite vetiver &...
  71. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    Oliver Creed - taking notes on the latest batch variations of Aventus (from basenotes of course :) )
    ...
  72. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    There goes my sleep, 2nd day in a row!!! Hilarious pic from thebeck & an even better response from u!

    I still can't stand that jacket though - if I look at it for a few mins, I might throw up...
  73. Thread: Decant shop

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    Re: Decant shop

    Yup - something's not being told by the OP, not that I vouch for decantshop; I've never bought from them, so i'm neutral there...
  74. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Amouage Tribute attar @ 650, followed by Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Oud - both were positive experiences for a blind buy.

    Only 1 negative experience on blind buys - Montale Chocolate Greedy -...
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    Re: yet another aromatic fougere newb

    My favorites:
    Gucci Nobile, Kouros, Rochas Moustache, Ebene de Balmain, Nino Cerutti Uomo, Davidoff by Davidoff (1984), Lauder for Men & vtg Paco Rabanne PH...

    One of which I own just a bottle &...
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    A bit surprised to see this - I was to blind buy this but many reactions of trusted noses put me away; seeing the beautiful bottle just increases my urge to buy :(
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    Re: The best value in niche fragrances?

    The above along with ELDO...
  78. Thread: Doppelganger.

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    Re: Doppelganger.

    Dior's Eau Sauvage & Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud - twins born 30yrs apart :)
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    Re: Anyone ever finish a 200ml/6.8oz bottle?

    I've finished many a 200ml bottle of Eau Sauvage...Also few 100ml bottles of Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Egoiste or Tobacco Vanille

    Agree - u need to try both to decide which u prefer, as one is a woody concoction & the other is a sweet tobacco based. My preference is Egoiste, in vintage version, as it's got one of the best...
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    Re: What to buy from Abu Dhabi

    I've absolutely lost my sleep now, after reading this :lolk:
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    Poll: Re: TF Neroli Portofino vs Thierry Mugler Cologne

    Same thoughts here!!!
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    Re: wearing a females fragrance..

    Eau Duelle is one of my favorite vanilla's (I own the edt) - vanilla the way I like it though - not sweet (tamed by the spices), yet strong, but without being "A*Men"esque in projection :)
  84. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    Wait a minute; it might be a yr or 2 too early for u'r 3 yr old, but u'r 6 yr doesn't have a collection yet??? I always thought he tweaked u'r top 10 list...
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    Re: What to buy from Abu Dhabi

    If I may suggest, with u being in God's own country - get 6ml sizes of a few oils, some barnyardish, some blends etc - will give u variety; as well, being in UK (or any other western countries), a...
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    Re: What to buy from Abu Dhabi

    I requested hedo to buy me oud oil of his choice prob last yr; he did so, I think it was in the low 300 range which is the starting point for decent oils; but it worked very well for me...But as u'r...
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    Re: What to buy from Abu Dhabi

    Some good pure oud oil & oil blends will be what I'd suggest - they are the best out there & it doesn't make sense to buying spray perfumes, when their best sellers are the oils. As to which one to...
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    Re: On perfumers reviewing perfumes etc

    Noggs - far from it, none of my "darling" perfumes were really thrashed, or caused me to raise this issue - I messaged Grant quite a while back as I didn't feel his reviews were "reviews" per se, but...
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    Re: No mass!

    Ah well - looks like a few of my recent posts (quite entertaining) have been removed; assuming the thread will be locked.

    But, I brought to the attention of many of the issue at hand; never was...
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    Re: No mass!

    To the mods / Grant - here are my thoughts:

    Any perfumeur who has enrolled into basenotes should not be allowed to write reviews of other brands; if however, the decision is made to allow them to...
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    Re: No mass!

    Turning a blind eye to this is the easy way...But say u are not on basenotes, u are like the millions out there looking up some review - so u look up a review of some fragrance & happen to know who...
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    Re: No mass!

    Thanks Furrypine - maybe start a separate thread for this? Leave it 2 u guys, either way, I'll give my thoughts later tonight, I'm leaving to work rt now...But, thanks for considering my request & to...
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    Re: No mass!

    To all others, the mods, Grant etc - I never came to this thread to put down Angelo, or his creations. As well, I have no "vested" interests in other brands (or my own), unlike Angelo. As u guys who...
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    Re: No mass!

    LOL, nice try for an escape act...

    So what's with all the hatred, despair etc that's on your reviews, about "your fellow perfumeur's" & what they consider as "their art creations" even if both u...
  95. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    I don't know if anyone else had this feeling, but I really laughed when I read the post's title & saw FSU as the author (the laugh was for the title).

    Anyways back to the question as such - yes &...
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    Oh yes, definitely Egoiste as well, particularly the vintage version.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I would think so - to me, we've used Vetiver in a lot of ways in India for centuries, so the smell of vetiver for me was like say Acqua di Gio or a Terre d'Hermes out here in N. America (no offense...
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    Re: No mass!

    Just to be open & clear about this - I have not yet written to anyone on the above 2 statements - I didn't have the need to - people read what I write here, regardless of whether they like it or now...
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    Re: No mass!

    Furrypine, I respect the work the mods do, I really do, as do I for what Grant & all others making this site work do - however, why is that a name calling here is reprimanded & a mod is asking...
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    Re: No mass!

    If there's one thing I'm paranoid about, it's about the reviews here & more importantly, the reviewers, as over the years, I've said it many times - the reviewers are the soul of basenotes; to add...
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