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    Re: EO Private Blend

    Yikes was my exact reaction as well!
  2. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    All three are outstanding, but Ame Sombre wouldn't be the first thing that came to mind for me when thinking of tobacco fragrances. So much else going on with it. To me its more of a rose centered...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    LOL this is hilarious and so so true.

    And I did end up adding 1ml of Le Rayon Vert to my order today after another wearing.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    My favorite 5 from Sultan as of now would be:
    Equilibre
    Dewaniya
    Etude en Fougere (just ordered 3ml today)
    Shamamah
    And maybe Tabac Grande

    I also have 3ml of Jardin de Borneo Gardenia which...
  5. Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    Seems like I have read the MFK claims to use real Oud. If it’s true the Oud accords in his fragrances are probably something like .001% real and 99.999% synthetic. One drop of real Oud in a 55 gallon...
  6. Thread: Booze

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    Re: Booze

    You started right off with the one I’d recommend first- Ambre Russe. Another that comes to mind is Tabac Grande by Sultan Pasha. Not only is it maybe the best tobacco scent I’ve ever smelled but it...
  7. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Haha! I want to! I have spent a stupid amount of money on fragrance the last year.
  8. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It’s got me considering the Extrait unfortunately. Sheesh I really don’t need to spend another $400 on a bottle. :undecided::rolleyesold:
  9. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Another vote for Walimah Attar. I have 2 bottles because I love it so much. A safe buy for someone like you Mike I would think.
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    Areej le Dore Free Shipping

    June 4-9 for EID.
  11. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Yohji Homme
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I’d have to agree. Quite masculine.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Tried some yesterday. Longevity is outstanding for a citrus heavy EDT. Reminded me some of 80’s Cravache, but maybe with a bit less lavender, more citrus, and better longevity, and will sometime do a...
  14. Re: Parfums Raffy Super Sale - 17% off, then 15% off

    These can’t be combined can they?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    You do. You see this. 103402
    1930’s-40’s. :thumbsup:
  16. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    1861 Renaissance
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Got all these from a pharmacy in Huntington Beach that was closing. Not a single barcode or green dot in the bunch. YSL is Parfum Corp from 1986-88. The two testers are both full. The after shaves...
  18. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    Did you read my post? :laugh:I referenced ROLS and the late 90’s date for short list of ingredients. This bottle might refute that if there is indeed no upc or green dot. Don’t have my hands on it...
  19. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    Are you talking about when the short list of ingredients appeared or when Eau de Toilette moved below Chanel? Thank you!
  20. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    ROLS does say this but I’m looking at a sealed bottle right now that does not appear to have the bar code or green dot (waiting on confirmation) but does have the short list of ingredients. Bavard,...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Each little vial has enough for 2-3 sample wearings IMO.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    eBay! He has one more listed right now as an auction. There is a difference in the juice in these bottles vs the current. Strifeknot had a 100ml bottle just like these last year that I bought 5ml out...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Guy was helping his friend, who is retiring, to sell the remainder of his friend’s warehouse. He had 4! I got 2.
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    Re: Habit Rouge Dry by Guerlain

    $500 price tag.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Wow this thread has blown up lately. We have family in town so I haven’t been online much, so will have more later. Skimmed through the past few pages, was fun to read about your experiences with...
  26. Re: The smokiest fragrance —— potential contenders of T-Rex by Zoologist and Hyde by Hiram Green?

    I also vote for patchouli 24. And to me Kerosene Broken Theories smells just like all the great woody, spicy, foresty, earthy type smells of a campfire but without the dirty aspect of the smoke.
  27. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I totally agree. I don’t understand it either. It must just be over-anxiousness. Gonna be fun to watch.
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    It hasn’t even been up a day and it’s already at $305.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192914549441

    If the auction was gonna close at $290 I...
  29. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Original Ottoman Empire on eBay right now. Auction style. Bids at $192.50 at the moment.
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    Mother’s Day perfume gifts

    Sent my mom a vintage bottle of 24 Faubourg dated 1996. She loves old Shalimar, Chloe, Royal Secret, and Chanel No. 5, but has zero experience with anything else. She LOVED it! She just called and...
  31. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Man this is tough! No.’s 2-4 could really be in any order for me as I love them all equally. I’ll also leave OE2 AND SM2 off until I’ve had more time, and they have as well. ��

    * I own

    1....
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    Rising Phoenix 20% off $200+

    Spend over $200 get 20% off. Goes til the 13th.
  33. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    LOL.

    For me personally it’s probably the most complex, and at the same time beautiful and radiant, rose/oud I’ve ever smelled.
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    Re: What would you recommend

    I bet it was from the 90’s or early 2000’s. Older bottle of HR. And look at that remote control. Looks like a bottle of Kiehls with that white pump?
  35. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Totally agree. This has happened to me many times and happened to me with the exact same two ALD fragrances you mention. Now I own them both. Matter of fact I bought Russian Oud last spring because I...
  36. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Enjoy those new ones!
  37. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    Intercept packages with more more more!! from the mailman before your wife sees them.
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    Re: Rose Oud attar

    The local market red boxes look exactly the same as the original older ones at first glance.

    There were two different original red box releases as far as I know. The only way to potentially tell...
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    Re: Higher Prices - Lower Quality

    I personally wouldn’t consider it niche.



    I agree wholeheartedly.

    I guess the lesson is that just because something is “niche” definitely doesn’t mean it’s automatically good or high...
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    Re: Higher Prices - Lower Quality

    Can you give some examples?
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    Re: Rose Oud attar

    Sultan Pasha has several different Rose/Ouds, all of the highest quality.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Okay had a shower and finally opened a bottle. First up- Equilibre. Oh I love this so much. Having the full bottle and being able to do a full swipe, Equilibre is even better than when I worked out...
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Wore a bit of EO Aroha Kyaku earlier today. And now after a shower- Sultan Pasha Equilibre. My goodness it’s so amazing.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Yeah I think I’ll do that and just cut the string tied around the bottle. I am not positive that that half full bottle on the left in the pic is Juriah. Waiting on confirmation from Sultan Pasha....
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Juriah(prerelease), Dewaniya, Jardin d’Borneo Gardenia, Shamamah, Equilibre
    I hate to open them and break the awesome wax!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Ah should’ve looked and seen that you’re in the UK as well. For some reason I was thinking you were in the States. Post back after you try Dewaniya as well!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Hey congrats Jack! Were these blind buys for you? Dewaniya is an even more extreme onslaught of decadence to me. How long did it take for you to receive yours after he shipped it?
  48. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Already 2 bottles of OE 2 on eBay. For $270 and $299.
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    Mines out for delivery too. Very cool!
  50. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Shit I was excited to try that one. He shipped my sample packs a couple weeks ago and still they haven’t arrived.
  51. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Both are outstanding- I am also waiting on 3ml of Dewaniya as well as Equilibre, Shamamah, and Jardin de Borneo Gardenia. Amazing stuff.
  52. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Also got the text this morning from DHL, supposed to arrive Tuesday. Funny because I paid for EMS. Nice upgrade.
  53. Re: who has Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental?

    Yes the other replies are correct. You are totally safe buying from fragrancenet. Not being sarcastic. Do not worry!!
  54. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Okay so from their Instagram this appears to mean the rest of us who haven’t gotten tracking numbers yet, they just haven’t input the data to us. I assume that might mean they have shipped everything...
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    I’d also like a tracking number since we’re gonna be out of town some next week and I could have a neighbor grab it as soon as it’s delivered so it doesn’t sit outside.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    On order for me:
    3ml Equilibre
    3ml Jardin de Borneo Gardenia
    3ml Dewaniya
    1ml Shamamah
    Can’t wait!
    Sultan is an absolute pleasure to deal with as well. He mentioned an upcoming fragrance-...
  57. Re: who else tries to wear 3 fragrances a day?

    I’ve had up to 6 on at one time when I’m testing (maybe even more a time or two!) using small amounts from the little 1ml vials on different spots on my arms. Then if I shower or decide to scrub them...
  58. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Rising Phoenix also uses real ambergris. JK actually sent me a tiny little dusting of it in a small bottle. Looks a bit like a few dirty sand grains in the bottle but boy it doesn’t smell like sand!...
  59. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Are you wearing the original or SM 2?
  60. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Kind of what I was thinking too. But to each his own! Hope those weren’t bought to go directly on eBay.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I am finally going to pull the trigger soon on various amounts of Equilibre, Shamamah, Jardin D’Borneo Gardenia, and Dewaniyah. There are others that I love as well but I’d have to take out a third...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I’ll do a side by side soon but from memory I would say not really. Oudh Infini definitely has a poo poo smell- the Oud in it is highly barny. It’s beautiful otherwise but also pricey. Al Hareem is...
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    Re: dior eau noir

    If you decide you don’t like it do please let me know. ;).
  64. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ha! That is funny. I mean do you have some evidence other than just adding an extra week on there arbitrarily. They’ve already extended it once.
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    I said supposed to. Who knows when it will really be as their shipping speed usually seems to be overstated. I’m just going off their Instagram which said they will start to ship after the Thai...
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    Today’s supposed to be the day. Really looking forward to it.
  67. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There’s been no mention of it and I doubt it. It took a little bit for it to sell out compared to some other releases he’s had. But it was also $375 ($385 at Luckyscent) for 50ml. It lasts forever...
  68. Re: Most unapologetically masculine scent currently on the market

    For me it’s vintage Aramis. And I own vintage Antaeus, and love it. My bottle of Aramis is so masculine I don’t ever wear it. Haven’t smelled the current formulation but seems like I’ve heard it’s...
  69. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sample sets of 2nd and 3rd collections on their way to me.
  70. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I haven’t gotten any notice either and I ordered on day 1, last Friday, as well. So no worries. I didn’t expect to get a notice yet. It did say 7-10 days and I always assume it will be on the later...
  71. Re: Need help identifying this vintage Amouage

    Email the pics to Amouage and ask. Might also ask user Mixerscent on here, he’s very knowledgeable about Amouage.
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    Re: Kolonya by Rasei Fort

    Got my bottle today, love the presentation. Simple and classy. I need more time with it obviously but the sweetness of the plum in the dry down actually brings to mind the blackberries in Jubilation...
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    Re: Dating a Guerlain Parapluie

    I have two Parapluie bottles of Guerlain scents and neither has the batch code there. It seems the batch code was only there towards the very end of the Parapluie bottles existence. In fact the...
  74. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    What?!? I’m asking! Ha! How??
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    Funny. I have come to appreciate Russian Oud more than ever over the last few evenings. I wonder if it may be the warmer weather we’re having in LA. Which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense as it...
  76. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree wholeheartedly. I am so thankful for this, and so excited to receive them whenever they come in!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Yeah I just mentioned him over on the ALD thread. Someone suggested that no one else in Perfumery was working with the same level of materials that Adam is. And as much of a fan of ALD as I am, I had...
  78. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    Anybody know anything about seller himalayanlampsalt? They have quite a few Xerjoff’s at good prices. As well as Roja, Parfums de Marly, Montale, Clive Christian and some others. The xerjoffs are...
  79. Re: Papillon Artisan Perfumes: Price Increase

    Oh, well that sucks. I bought both my bottles from them over the last year or so.
  80. Re: Papillon Artisan Perfumes: Price Increase

    Another great option is to wait until Twisted Lily has a 20% off coupon and buy then. I do think Papillon fragrances are worth the price though, they are all extremely well constructed and use high...
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    Re: Phthalates Dior & Chanel

    I do also use things that I assume have DEP. But I try to either use them exclusively on clothing, or use a fragrance primer under them when doing a full wear.
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    Re: Phthalates Dior & Chanel

    Just heard back from Fort and Manle, I had asked about Kolonya specifically. Here is their response.

    Dear ,

    Thank you for your enquiry and for your interest in our fragrances.

    Kolonya...
  83. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Only Bortnikoff I’ve experienced is Bonheur. Just ordered sample kits from him of the 2nd and 3rd collections.
  84. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree I don’t think Russian Adam is doing anything deliberately either. I do however think they should have anticipated the traffic and prepared the website to handle it. This very thing happened...
  85. Re: Papillon Artisan Perfumes: Price Increase

    Yes for at least the last year and a half or so they’ve been $160 for the 50ml. Might have been that price for longer.

    Looking back at Kafkaesque they were also $160 back in 2014.
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    Re: Kolonya by Rasei Fort

    It is a smart idea, and i wonder if its a one off coupon or one that can be reused? Hint. Hint. :laugh:

    Edit: Just blind bought it from Luckyscent. Should be here by the end of the week.
  87. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    But...why??! :thumbsup:



    Yeah it said that earlier for me too but then looked at it again and it worked. Obviously the kinks are still not all worked out.
  88. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Looks like the preorder of SM is running low.
  89. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    They are back up.

    https://www.areejledore.com/perfumes/
  90. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Completely understand your frustration. It’s confirmed on Instagram that they aren’t sold out. They just removed the preorders until they can sort out “website maintenance”. Then they’ll put them...
  91. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I instantly got a confirmation to my order. At 3:40 LA time the site finally functioned normally and my order went right through with no issues. Finally. I struggled with it for almost 2 insane hours...
  92. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    same here. was wondering if they're already sold out.
  93. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah this has been going on for over an hour and a half now. Ridiculous. I have to get back to my life. They knew this was going to happen.
  94. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    They have had a while to figure it out since last time. And they did just tout a new website. I realize that doesn’t mean they rebuilt it from the ground up but maybe they should have.
  95. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This happened last time too. Annoying as they know it’s coming. I wonder if companies want it to crash so they can say demand crashed the site after.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Just purchased a gift for my mom. 8 Oz. Still sealed with the gold Chanel foil.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Full Tiffany for Men 50ml Cologne for $105 all in. Not too bad I didn’t think.
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    Re: Attar Houses

    They’re also having a 50% off sale right now.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The way I understood it was the second option- 50 ml bottles with 30 ml perfume plus marbles.
  100. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think you’re right. He used decades old ingredients that are now long gone. So this couldn’t be an exact replica. Don’t worry all you who bought the originals- yours will still be more coveted...
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