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  1. Re: A mindless self-indulgent thread - pick what I wear upon return

    If I were in the same situation, I'd want to pick something that made me think, 'Oh boy, isn't perfume a wonderful thing?'

    And Jubilation XXV would give me that feeling.
  2. Thread: Help Needed

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    Re: Help Needed

    Auphorie consistently turn out surprising perfumes with proper drydowns (the latter, somewhat endangered these days) but you are already aware of them. I loved their Shambhala but it's already been...
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    Re: Any New Indie Perfumers To Try?

    Auphorie - especially the extraits
  4. Re: I Envy Those That Get All Day Sillage From One Application

    I'm not that interested in sillage but I do want a fragrance to reach my nostrils without having to flap my shirt all the time!
    The first thing to remember is that there are a vast number of...
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    Re: Indian Place Names in Perfumery

    Moon of Baroda by Thameen
  6. Re: Does Honey Aoud smell like absinthe to anyone else?

    Not to me - I get quite a bit of cinnamon in it, but nothing wormwoody.
    On the other hand an absinthe oud - mmmm! I'd love to get my paws on something that pulled that off.
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Agree. But perhaps it's due to a different way in which perfumes are promoted in different countries. I used to find posts by posters in the US who said they were offered free samples while just...
  8. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    None, in my opinion.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Re: the prolific perfumer post: https://perfumesilove.com/2016/09/28/the-price-of-fame/

    Duchaufour also once mentioned in an interview that he composes many unsigned attar-style perfumes for...
  10. Re: What Fragrance to Wear to a Salvador Dali Exhibition? (No Les Parfums Salvador Dali)

    One of the Amouage Myths? They're inspired by surrealism, apparently.

    Or a faecal oud? - Dali was obssessed by all things scatological.
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    Re: Greatest Hits : Olivia Giacobetti

    I am one of her many admirers. I would like to know why there have been hardly any releases attributed to her in recent years. Is she taking a break or are things being released that I'm unaware of?
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    Re: Wearable Oud Scents

    Xerjoff's Fars for wearability - a bright lavender and oud combo that is just right in terms of richness scale so it can be worn both for causal day to day use and for occasions. But it's pricey. :(
  13. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    One word of caution - it's a full on perfume and, in my opinion, not particularly suited to warm/hot weather. So should be tried when the temperature is a bit comfortable.
  14. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I think if you love Portrait of a Lady you will probably also appreciate this - though the two are quite different. With Fidelis it's the juxtaposition of smoke against the luscious fruity...
  15. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Definitely worth a try - as hednic said, it's quite different from the oud trio that were launched together (of which I own Rosam and Ambrarem). Those were more way out - this concentrates on being a...
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    Re: best and worst rose ouds

    Best: my all time favourite is probably Caron's Secret Oud (rose is quite soft in this one), followed by MFK's Oud Satin Mood and HDP's Rosam

    Least: way too many - have tried many stinkers as I...
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    Re: Montale Honey Aoud

    Hey Buysblind - totally agree that this is a superb release. (I tend to do reviews rather than chat about fumes on the forums; there do seem to be a couple of threads about this one but not sure how...
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    Re: I found my holy grail fragrance!

    Yup, Dia Man is quite exceptional - it has bugged me for years now (well, ever since I first fell for it) that we don't know the perfumer(s) who created it. I'd love to hunt out other work by them.
    ...
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    Re: Muggy Weather

    I agree with Shifty Bat who recommends dry and spicy. I'm not that keen on the spicy but find that dry ouds work really well when its hot and muggy. They may not be light and refreshing (though...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Oh MrsDalloway, you had me at 'sleepy'....! Yes, please.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Oh MrsDalloway, you had me at 'sleepy'....! Yes, please.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Wow - recent entries: a perfume review (Incendo by la Curie) and a charming entry on soap (I too fell in love with Irish Spring when I visited the US in 1980s).
    Thank you so much - this is the most...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Fantastic news - I'm bookmarking it.

    "Mainstream fragrances are for the most part so dull that they fail to offer both options open to the critic, praise and blame. They are usually neither good...
  24. Re: Interested in Amouage.. Suggestions please?

    Amouage has many wonderfully rich creations - many of them sharing a pristine frankincense note. Of course there are duds in the lineup but on the whole their strike is high. Prepare to have your...
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    Luca Turin reviews 7 March 2016

    Three this time -
    http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/luca-turin-reviews-latest-perfumes-by-guerlain-l-atelier-de-givenchy-lancome/
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