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  1. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I am an avid Guerlain collector.
    I am curious to try this one, the bottle design is captivating.
    I never came across a Guerlain that disappointed me.
  2. Re: Dubai Next to Me Ramon Monegal - new unisex fragrance

    I tried them only briefly, can not honestly remember how they smell.
    You can find them in Bloomingdales in Dubai Mall
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Congratulations hednic!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    That's some serious collection!
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Fille en Aiguilles

    and the mighty

    Vetiver Oriental

    Nobody masters sweet scents like Lutens does.
  6. Thread: ANBAR by Tola

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    Re: ANBAR by Tola

    Yes you should:thumbsup:
    I sniffed them briefly the other day,
    all I can remember that they are not too middle Eastern
    and smelled pleasant. I tend to think that
    the perfumer was conservative...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    I assure you, that you have never smelled anything like it.
    Very distinct honey and wood notes,
    be careful when you were it
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

    One of the best Iris scents eved, and one of my all time favorites
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    I grew up with oud, and people here use it the whole time.
    i still find it very hard tto distinguish between real oud
    and synthetic oud when diluted.
    i had once pure oud diluted for me to make a...
  10. Re: Fragrances that got lot of love/attention in the past on Basenotes

    The ones which come to my mind:

    Creed, all of them. Although still talked about a lot, but not as back in 2008, there seemed to be
    a thread about it every minute back then.
    A*Men
    Guerlain...
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    As some of you mentioned above, is it difficult to harness the temptation
    to buy at retail price, especially if you love it.
    I have made a deal with myself, never to bother about limited editions....
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    Even worse,
    Egyptian SA (no offense intended) are very well know around here for there persuasive style, they make
    you feel guilty if you walk away without buying anything.
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    I am sure you are not alone
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    :coolold:
    True,
    but the pain is actually that for those 3 years I have waited,
    it is because I thought, and still think that it is not worth that amount of money,
    but could not resist it that...
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    Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    Well for me, I did.

    Back in January I paid full retail price

    for Bond no 9 New Harlem 100 ml, in excess of $300 !

    The reason is that, I was not able to find

    deals on it on the internet...
  16. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    $1600 for ASAQ oud Klakas (bought 2 x 12 ml bottles)
    $ 1260 Roja Dove diaghilev
  17. Re: A wedding Scent from Bond No 9 for my brother

    Scent of peace
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    Re: How did YOU get into fragrances?

    I grew up with perfumes so i am no stranger to them.
    But as a hobby, I was in a shopping mall in 2008 and as I looked to my left, there was Amouage store,
    So I told myself what is this amouage...
  19. Re: Which xerjoff cologne is really really good?????

    For me it is Ibitira hands down.

    Honorable mentions:
    Uden
    Kobe
    Homme
  20. Re: Xerjoff Nio - Perhaps the best citrus scent on the planet -

    There seems to be some kinda charm with Xerjoff,
    I am hooked with their Ibtira, absolutely love it.

    Not particularly passionate about this one though
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Xerjoff Nio?
  22. Re: Internet Shopping Addiction / Fragrance Collectors

    This becomes kinda scary when your collection approaches the $100k mark
    when you think of what otherwise you could have done with the money.
    But the fact that you have your perfumes and you can...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 24th, 2014

    What a lovely scent!
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    Re: Creed Scents - the cheap way

    Roja dove enslaved = Molinard habanita
  25. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    If it is a highly coveted one and expensive, 50 ml is not an option
    I still regret buying 17.5 ml pure distance m, should have bought 100 ml from the begining
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    Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    Yerbamate is great
    grean, soft, tender all at once
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    Re: Creed 250 ml flacon

    Personally I do not like atomizers
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Timbuktu rules.
    One of the few original scents out there
  29. Re: 100 ml Pure Natural Amber oil from the Royal Omani Court supply, very rare

    Bump
  30. Re: GIT or MI or SMW? What to add to my small collection?

    I believe that after some time, you will get all of them
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    Re: Classic fragrances?

    Mitsokou & Shalimar,
    They are very classic, and easily accessible
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    Sadly this is the truth,
    I almost pulled the tirgger once on it,
    but my credit card was out of credit
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    I hope the Oud price does not go up that soon,
    been wanting to buy it for 3 years now, but just can not
    justify paying the price tag Roja is aksing
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    OMG, just can not think of the idea of a more intense Rein,
    the very thought of it scares me
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    Re: Fragrances of the Middle East

    You will be coming to the middle East, or you will just be buying online?

    If you are comint, my advice to you: sample as much oud oils as possible.
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    Re: Quintessential fragrance(s)?

    Dunhil edition: reminds me with my fantazies about scents.
    It was the first perfume I come in cotact with since it was worn by my father.
  37. Re: 100 ml Pure Natural Amber oil from the Royal Omani Court supply, very rare

    Updated
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 7, 2014

    Oud Oil (pure attar)
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    Re: S O T D :Thursday, February 6, 2014:)

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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    Could not agree more, especially with stuff like Timbuktu, down right amazing.
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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    Very interesting
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    Re: Out of the "Game"

    Do not feel ashamed or embarrassed to make a comeback
    we will all be welcoming you again
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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    Have never tried Sonoma Scent Studios, I will put it in my radar
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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    You should definitely check Rose 31
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    Re: S O T D: monday, February 3, 2014

    Very good choice, this is one of the few frags that daday complimented when he smelled on me
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    Re: S O T D: monday, February 3, 2014

    What is your take on this line hednic?
  47. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    Totally agree
  48. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    Everything is good in its time.

    Back in the old days, they used pure leather,
    slik, wool, etc for everyday wear.
    Today, these will be expensive, and synthetics have emerged.
    likewise with...
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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    :laugh::laugh:

    hhh, I was about to point this out since you are both Mikes!
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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    Thanks for bringing this to the light, I wonder what is this "beyond sex"!
    They have been around since 1993, so they must have been doing pretty well
    to survive till now
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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    I see that PdM have already started to appear more in 2013 and for a good reason
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    Re: Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    I have not tried LM Parfums & Les Liquides Imaginaires
    I agree about MEMO & Eutopie
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    Re: French Lover vs. Spice and Wood

    Both of them are high class scents,
    and both of them for me have average longevity,
    I will go for Spice and wood for the juice quantity
    and for the artistic bottle
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    Re: S O T D: monday, February 3, 2014

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    Obscure vs marketing Gurus

    By obscure I do not mean lower end or low quality,

    I mean it is not known to the masses.

    So, which houses do you think, if given

    the right marketing and the same hype like

    other big...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    WOW, this is great!
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    A very well done indeed, a bargain you got there
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Congrats
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    Re: My Nephew bought.... Made To Measure

    Good News,
    Is he a drinking or smoking type of person? if not, 85 euros is really a bargain over what he would
    have otherwise spend on clubs
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    Re: Wasting a few sprays before applying

    1/2 a spray give or take, does not really matter if you spray 8+
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 2, 2014

    You sure smell great, this is the perfume concentration?
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Please bring this thread to life!
    I know that there are many of Basenotes giants,
    have not posted yet!
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    Re: My Nephew bought.... Made To Measure

    May be he already sprayed it
  64. Re: How many ml/bottles of fragrance do you need for the rest of your life?

    This question used to cross my mind,
    but now, I do not bother anymore,
    because I know for sure that for the next 10 years,
    I am going to get at least 300+ bottles in addition to the 300 I already...
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    Re: My Nephew bought.... Made To Measure

    Can not blame him really,
    the bottle is gorgeous especially for a newbie,
    and as others said, given his limited insight in the fragrance world
    I believe he was thrilled to get,
    this was the case...
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    Re: Which Xerjoff???

    Al Khat I think will do for you
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    SOTD: Sunday, February 2, 2014

    Good morning

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    New Harlem
  68. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    Tobacco Vanille for me because it lives up the name.
  69. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    If I only have $200 to spend, I will not opt to Western designer scents,

    I will visit my nearest Rasasi store (http://www.rasasi.com) and will stock my self up.

    The reason being that this house...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    No Creeds yet?
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    You really smell very fresh
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    You already have Aventus!
    Way to go
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    I am sure you will never regret it
    This is a perfume icon
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    I gave up my bottle in 2008,
    but I am considering getting it again
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Congrats Hednic and good versatility
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Very nice
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 1, 2014

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    Re: Molecule 01 - how many sprays?

    As much as you like
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, January 31, 2014

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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 30, 2014

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    Re: Your Best Steals on Fragrances

    It was Bond No.9 West Broadway 100 ml.
    I got it for $65 but that was in 2010,
    can not get this kind of deal any more.
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    Re: ROJA parfums anyone?

    Diaghilev & the ouds, are the best in the line.
    Especially the ouds: a bridge between the original oriental oud oils
    and the sweetened Western creations
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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    Re: Guerlain....Are you there?

    I will second this,
    especially Habit Rouge, you can not afford to miss it
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    Re: S O T D; Monday, January 27, 2014

    One of the best in the line
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    Re: S O T D; Monday, January 27, 2014

    Amazing
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    S O T D; Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    It has just turned Tuesday over here!

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  88. Re: What was your first niche fragrance? How did it make you feel?

    From the famous main stream niche: Amouage Reflection in 2008.

    From Arabian houses: Dehn Oud Al-Shams from Ajaml in 2003
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Depends on how experienced your nose.

    I would go for reflection, because it is a bridge between mains stream & high end niche
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    Re: Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    I am a big fan of Guerlain,
    But to be frank, I am not impressed by the modern creations like homme,
    so in that case, I will go with Dior.
  91. Re: Looking for a middle eastern-style oudy-musky fragrance...!!

    Pure oud by kilian
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    Re: S O T D; Monday, January 27, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Double post
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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    Cabochard Gres Vintage. (stock photo)
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday , January 25, 2014:)

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    Lorenzo Villoresi Donna
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Thanks Hednic,
    I found the Eutopie pretty pleasent
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Thanks Wit,
    Indeed they are. Some of them were long time coveted.
    Some of them were new discoveries,
    But the ones that really stand out:
    FM POAL
    LV Donna
    Alexander.J Le Royal
    Hermessence...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    I do not know how the criteria afford/can-not-afford is set,

    an un-affordable IMHO is if it is more than your salary.

    So for me, I buy what I like, regardless how much.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Two weeks ago while I was in Dubai

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    Helmut lang EDP (thanks hedonist)
    Helmut lang EDC (thanks hedonist)
    Bond New Harlem
    Fredric Malle Portrait of a lady
    Bois 1920 Real Patchouli...
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, January 24, 2014

    You smell good!
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