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    Re: what do you do??

    door to door gas lamp spare parts sales man with specialty venturi stems
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    Re: Good taste?

    How do you tell someone they have trashy taste?
    You don't :)

    If everyone had the same taste, the dynamics of society & economy would be destroyed.
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Its commonly understood that if a discontinued or vintage version is being suggested, then it is generally reasonable to attain one (price and availability-wise).
  4. Re: FFS...fragrance frustration syndrome lol

    Very normal.

    I would start by making a list of genres. Then go about buying one from each genre you've determined you like till you have at least 1 from each genre. Then you can start getting a...
  5. Re: Best shampoo for men ? (my dad's birthday present please help!!)

    I've spent the last decade trying no less than 3 dozen shampoo and conditioner brands.
    I've finally settled on the following from l'Occitane that suit me very well.

    l'occitane shampoo and...
  6. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    Likewise. I won't say they've drastically changed but they have expanded, my tastes for perfumes.
    Plus, by understanding accords and being familiar with notes, I appreciate complex perfumes much...
  7. Re: I'm looking for a fragrance that suits me!

    I think perfumes without strong bases , i.e. amber/oppoponax/birch tar/galbanum/labdanum work well in warmer climates.

    Florals like orange blossom or jasmine, vetiver, fresh scents work well.
    ...
  8. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    agree or even SMW

    TDH has too much ISO E SUPER
  9. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    Fair enough.
    Then I don't agree that umbrellas are necessary in the UK :p.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Hahahha take a look at my posts.
    I'm the last sorta person to sponsor.
    Also, it appears from several posts that you've made it a point to be contrarian with me, like a proverbial bitch lol. I don't...
  11. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    In cloudy UK maybe. :D
    Over here where it's cloudless 330 days of the year, sunglasses are a must.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Ponting out that some reviews are sponsored is imperative.
    They let readers know that there are genuine reviews & sponsored reviews.
    I know I've been offered discounts or free bottles in exchange...
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    Re: I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    Went through the same thing a few years ago.
    Its a cycle.
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    Re: Serge Lutens 50 ml bottles....

    Theres not enough space. But you could bend the top flap.
  15. Re: New French House - Institut Tres Bien - 3 NEW EDPs!!

    Bourdon ? Really.
    May have to try them.
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    Re: I'm tired of summer scents already.

    Why conform?
    DO what you like.
  17. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    Oh and I cannot emphasize this any more but get Moroccan baths (aka Turkish baths aka Syrian Baths).
  18. Re: Variety AND Consistency - your balance?

    I feel the same way but I do not fit myself into a regime of doing that.

    But other examples could be:

    Borneo 1834 for the day and Coromandel for the evening

    Granville for the day and...
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    Re: Is Creed playing games???

    dun like it?

    vote with your wallets - closed.
  20. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    Don't skimp out on anything as much as you can.
    Use a double edged razor for smoother shaves.
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    Re: malle une rose

    Not redundant.
    The editions de parfum is more single-note composed. Lyric has a bit more like a soft incense.
  22. Re: Opinions on newest formulation of fahrenheit?

    A faint flicker of its 1988 heritage.
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    Re: Niche Summer Fragrance Recommendations

    Vetiver: Vetiver extraordinaire
    Grapefruit: le pamplemousse
    lemony-leather: je suis un homme
    Orange blossom: apom pour homme or Kobe
    Caligna (because I saw my sweetie foustie post it)
    Bergamot:...
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    Re: Invading Personal Space?

    From the moment I walk into work, I'm greeted with the following:
    If the Nepali guard is on duty, it's definitely jasmine oil. If it's the Sudanese dude, it's Somali incense that he's fumigated...
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Same here.
    Eyes roll.

    Ooh really?

    An unknown perfume between just starting up with unknown important things like whether it's by s classically trained perfumer or a indie just getting into...
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    Re: It Finally Happened........

    She's not used to it.
    That's why she was just commenting. Not criticizing.
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    Re: Invading Personal Space?

    I mean almost every person's scenario differs.
    Some live in liberty & others in oppression - perfume wise of course.
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    Re: Invading Personal Space?

    Are you assuming we all share your social , personal and professional environments?

    I don't mind my sense of smell personal space being invaded as much as I do my sense of sight and hearing being...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Finally.
    The kind of review I come on basenotes to read about.
    Lately there have been lots of indie houses (with matching indie skill), selling at astronomical prices (as if they had heritage or...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    Around 400
    It's not a collection, it's a curated wardrobe
    Have not envisioned an end
  31. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Problem is samples go bad.
    I know, I have a bunch that were sitting in a drawer for a years & our now very off.
  32. Re: Ambre Fetiche too similar to Interlude Man?

    I don't see the similarities.
    Yes, they're not different like one is lemony & the other fruity but neither are they very comparable.
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    Re: Recs for a plain ole musk

    But Kiehl's original musk itself is very short-lived.
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    Re: Nothing projects well on my skin?

    Spray some more.
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    David, when you are a hammer, everyone around you looks like perky nails.




    As a bro, you're not even expected to speak English properly, so don't worry about other languages.
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    Re: How and Where to buy Vintage Juice?

    I better buy vintage from the wild.
    There's no guarantee it'll be in tact.
    In my experience, vintage perfumes are more likely to be off than in tact.
    I'll only buy from trusted people who know...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Start anywhere. They're all very good.
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    Re: I'm torn. Spice bomb or Chanel Bleu EDP

    SB between those 2.
  39. Re: How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    Lab made anything is cheap.

    Hence why the IFRA exists.
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Purple Patchouli.
    Oud Wood of yesteryears.
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    Re: Fragrance headache

    Only when I've been on an empty stomach for a long time.
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    Not terrible but grossly overhyped.
  43. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    Fortunately I come from a society that embraces perfumes &can easily use 3ml a day between 2 wearings.
  44. Re: Chopard Oud Malaki - why more expensive than its counterparts?

    Certainly not from the oud.
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    I don't do sarcasm. That's for weaklings.
    He said 'is agarwood' not Arabic enough.
    Clear question from him.

    I responded , not only is it not Arabic ,it's (agarwood) isn't ever Arabic at all....
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    Speak up David. We have no idea what you're trying to say.

    Earlier I said there's no accurate way of spelling عود oud in English. It'd be like typing the word Park as par.
    But aoud is especially...
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    I guess my blindbuys aren't really that veiled because I read reviews from people I relate to.
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    It's not Arabic at all.... lol
  49. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    Makes sense HORNS.
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    Re: Taxi by Cofinluxe

    Imagine it smells like Hyderabadi taxi.
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    Re: Roll on - your preference?

    You badarun?
    What is the world coming to...
  52. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    I usually don't have to go out of my way to try perfumes. Everything's available in Dubai.
    I'll go out of my way when trusted noses review it favorably - and assuming it's something I'll like based...
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    Re: How often do you regret your SOTD?

    Cannot.
    I love my wardrobe
  54. Re: Quickest solution to over spraying? (MiP EDP)

    Change of clothes or wipe it off your skin.
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    3ood

    Because the English 3 (actually Arabic but lest we digress) looks like a reversed ع.

    But the most accurate way is 'ood.

    The 'signifies a letter not present in English.
  56. Poll: Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs MFK APOM Pour Homme

    There's no morsel of comparison....

    Ones an orange blossom, the other is dense amber.
  57. Re: What scents do you wear whilst relaxing?

    Cuoio is whati find myself reaching for.
  58. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Chene
    Oak wood & boozy vibes.
  59. Re: olfactory senses become learned or omnisensitive?

    Yes but the quality , composition & uniqueness are major factors.
    I'm not going to buy every vetiver even though I love vetiver.
  60. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    I don't see the appeal.
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    Re: Flanker Hate

    Why not?
    I like the premise behind the idea but what should be homages turns out to be cow milking.
  62. Re: What your thoughts on Alexandre. J House?

    Ugh
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    Re: Storage like the pros?

    By placing marbles, you're reducing the quantity of oxidizing air in the vessel.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Some time ago I'd have said Sycomore & Coromandel.

    But I'm glad I see the splendor that are 28 La Pausa &
    31 Rue Cambon.
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    Re: Celebrities favourite fragrances

    I wear Hasu No Hana.
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    Re: Bg22 and AP figuier eden

    The one you will use more in the immediate future.
  67. Re: Givaudan Orpur (r) - what perfumes use these "special" ingredients

    Noting Orpur about the Tom Fords. At least certainly not the oud in them.
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    Certainly not a pioneer in oud but really good quality.
    Also plz don't spell it aoud. Spelling it oud is barely right but acceptable because languages derived from Latin can't pronounce ع.
  69. Re: The Fragrance Industry - Evolution or Revolution?

    I think its a revolution.
    Because a lot of people are trying to use modern (synthetic and low grade) ingredients to recreate classics.

    It doesn't work that way.

    Then you have a plethora of...
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    Thx Daze.
  71. Re: NEW LM Parfums Fragrance - Unique Russia!!

    Will try it.

    So far LM hasn't been to my aesthetic.
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    Own & love both.

    What sets then aoart are two characteristics.
    Firstly, IB is not really a true lavender. Yes, it contains some lavender but it's not as straightforward lavender as Pluriel. But...
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    Since when is a lack of self discipline an illness?
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    Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    You need to spray on some more.
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    Re: "Transatlantic mates"

    We do this all the time.
  76. Re: What is this sticker on the Polo Blue bottle?

    Definitely Hebrew
  77. Re: Bois 1920 Oltremare: Under-discussed and Under-appreciated

    It wasn't especially good imo, but very good.
  78. Re: What happens when you splash water where you applied fragrance?

    Splashing water would literally water it down.
    Keen on reactivating it?
    Raise your body temperature..a hot drink, casual sex, a walk in the sun.
  79. Re: Cartier stores. Do they carry the fragrances?

    The ones here do.
    Most upscale ones will.
  80. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Buyers are the profit centers.
    Policies will revolve around them.
  81. Re: Bumping a sales thread with absolutely nothing to sell ?

    Bigsly, slow day at work?
  82. Re: Help identifying a vintage (Fahrenheit, Hermes) and a few others? pics included

    Vetiver & habit rouge look to be from mid 80s

    Good find
  83. Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Terre de Bois Miller Harris
    Lemony woody masculine
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    Re: Is Tom Ford a Perfumer?

    What difference does it make?

    As a creative director, he's put out better perfumes than those from classically trained perfumers.
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    Re: New Review Features

    Thanks , Grant.

    I'm glad it's not going to turn into a popularity contest.
  86. Re: Anyone wear L`Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier Extreme?

    I don't detect any fig in Caligna.
    I love Caligna
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    Re: Need help choosing a scent for my wife

    II thought you weren't keen on getting her MD.
  88. Re: First spray from a new bottle always deceiving.

    Really?
    First spray different from 4th?
    Whats the logic behind it?

    The only instance I can think of is the fist spray was primed & oxidized I the sprayer's tube.

    Even then, I feel my theory...
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    Re: Need help choosing a scent for my wife

    If she likes MD, get her MD & maNUp a bit :D
  90. Re: I'm almost certain that Amen has been reformulated

    Not all reformulations are IFRA driven.
    Some are aesthetic based. Like how car models get new looks every few years.
  91. Re: Anyone wear L`Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier Extreme?

    Typo fruity me.
    Ashoka is the only fig I can wear.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Im letting go of backups actually.
    I feel I'll never get round to finishing the primary bottle.
  93. Re: Looking for something that smells like a JUNGLE

    Something I smelled from Boadicea the Great.
    It smelled musty, greenish, stagnant water abundant & green.
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    Re: Tom Ford Lavender Palm

    Opening is nice but then it falls apart.
    Neither is it complex nor does it remain lavender prominent.
    Gets lost in a musky nothingness.
  95. Re: SUGGESTIONS WELCOME :) Looking to Sample Summer/Spring Niche Frags - NEED INPUT

    Annick Goutal : dewy floral - delicate
    Un Matin d'Orage

    Guerlain: raspy green
    Sous le Vent

    Miller Harris: orange blossom tree & herbs galore
    petit grain

    Ys-Uzac: galbanum goodness with a...
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    Re: Cologne guy ? Sprays ?

    Generally 8.
    Sometimes more, sometimes less.
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    Re: Do you keep smelling notes?

    My memory is good like that.
    No notes.
  98. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    For turpentine:
    Peau D'Espagne
    For cooling (camphorous)
    Esprit du Tigre
  99. Re: If I like Fracas will I like Fleur du Male?

    Different flowers
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Yes, all it all the time.

    One subordinate wears the hell out of Ispahan Oud.
    Love it
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