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    Re: Nice but cheap office fragrance

    Bvlgari Pour Homme
  2. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Not a bad strategy if pleasing the general public is important to you. Be sure to look up the sticky thread “Which scents get you the most female compliments?” for more contenders. Check out L’Eau...
  3. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    If I start auctioning my niche fragrances like BangkokHound, I might be able to aftord a better car lol. :wink:
  4. Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    Been on 18/6 with 23/1 every 2 weeks.
    No noticeable changes to my olfactory sensitivity but my blood pressure has improved significantly though I suspect cutting down on sugar and staying on low...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Thank you for taking the time to post this. Well articulated! Especially concerning the widespread confusion between Arabian culture and Islamic practices, even among Muslims. Often in their zeal,...
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    Poll: Re: MFK Oud Silk Mood vs. Fars

    Will probably reach for the MFK more often than Xerjoff Fars.
  7. Re: GHALIYAT TAREEQ AL HAREER by Elixir Attar

    WOW. Looks amazing. A grocery list of ingredients with the kitchen sink thrown in - all for $250 ml /ml. Does it come in 100 ml flacons or larger? :wink:
  8. Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    You’re a ‘bad’ influence, my friend. :wink: You know some of us can’t resist exploring these ‘new rabbit holes’ you uncovered.
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    Re: Looking for prominent apple notes

    Layton by Parfums de Marley
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    Re: Did I change, or did Eau de Cartier?

    Chances are good it’s been reformulated, probably to achieve economies of scale or bring it in line with its latter flankers.
  11. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Forget about ‘of all time’ since I plan on remaining alive tomorrow :smiley: I never seem to get tired of these though:

    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vtg)
    Ralph Lauren Polo ​(vtg)
    Guerlain Mitsouko...
  12. Re: Is the volume 1-spray from a sample bottle the same as 1-spray from a regular bottle?

    1:1 if tester/sample bottle is of the same size as the regular version as they typically share identical atomiser type. Ultimately it’s the size and type of atomiser that counts in addition to...
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    Re: The Power Of A Bottle

    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vintage) takes me back to 1992 and my first romance. Things didn’t work out as we both were too young then. I’m just thankful none of my past bad experiences (and I had plenty)...
  14. Re: Have you ever came back around to a fragrance after long enough that you forgot just how good it

    This.
  15. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Surely most Americans are familiar with ‘Google’ translations? :rolleyesold: Besides, when it comes to marketing the Tom Ford brand cache carries far more weight than any awkward fragrance names...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    A pleasantly sweet woody-resinous take on leather. Up close with nose to skin it is not nearly as pleasant with dry, scratchy ambery woods aromachemicals sticking out like sore thumbs. Never tried...
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    Re: You guys are missing out on Fueguia

    Someone with access to these pricey fragrances needs to start a split sampling thread like we did with the IFF collection... Sharing costs to defray the hefty initial expenditure.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Siberian Summer in attar form with genuine musk would be of interest to me.
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    Jour Ensoleille by Sonoma Scent Studio
    Bottled laughter of children frolicking in the sun. Just writing this line alone lifted my spirit.

    More recently, cracking a smile on my face was: Tom Yum...
  20. Re: Discreet question about buying from a fellow member

    While I am mindful of duping attempts, I tend to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. But that’s just how I roll.

    Other options:

    1. Use PayPal. Should things turn sideways you have an...
  21. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    You are correct. The current version is only a fascimile, an impostor. Only go vintage on this gem.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion threadynthetic

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d place it at 3.
  23. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

    See old thread on same subject:-
    Most expensive fragrance

    And based on its name it’s clearly meant for schmucks... :wink:
  24. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    Armani Eau Pour Homme
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

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    There ya go. Happy birthday in advance. :wink:
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    You gifted him a fragrance, didn’t you? :wink:
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    Anatolia by Prin Parfums. Just a random pick.
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thank you @SOB111 for that 1st report on Triad. Sounds intriguing.
  29. Re: Fragrances with the highest ratings in China

    Interesting to see Guerlain classics in the mix. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Alexander McQueen Kingdom

    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vintage). The content smelled legit though. I have since acquired proper bottle versions.
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    She’s your real gift. Wear the GIT in good health and congrats on your 50th!
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    Re: Alexander McQueen Kingdom

    Stranger things have happened before. I’ve had a popular fragrance packaged in a SQUIRT bottle! But I remember the old cologne splash bottles have inner caps that have a little hole in the middle.
  33. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    LOL. Makes it a good option should you decide to go into a passive-aggressive mode with her. :wink:
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    BOGO deal today @House of Matriarch!

    Buy one, and get another bottle FREE! Only applies to full size bottle purchases only.

    Use code: INDULGE
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    Re: Alexander McQueen Kingdom

    A dirty-sexy scent. Congrats on your bottle! Only had a small ‘egg’ version though which I’ve quickly used up.

    About your atomiser, try pressing the nozzle fully, vertically straight top-down and...
  36. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    You’ve got to tell me what brand of rice you’re using!
  37. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It’s brilliant, isn’t it? High quality natural ambergris is IMO a miracle worker, the MVP that elevates the rest of the team. Green tea usually gets overwhelmed but with ambergris in support, it...
  38. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    It is indeed unusual. A Fragrantica reader mentioned ‘shoe polish’ and I think it’s the same ‘grease /gun oil’ facet that evokes scents you encounter in an armory or storage full of bridles, saddles...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    He said, she said, they said. Whatever. It’s all water under the bridge as far as I’m concerned. The proof is in the pudding; let the perfume do the talking...
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    Ah, salted green mango - one of my favourite savoury snacks. Never thought of it as a wearable fragrance before so I guess this goes into my never ending’to-sample’ list. :smiley:
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Well, let’s just say I try not to get into (subjective) arguments I cannot win. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW (2020) - Floris Vert Fougere

    I don’t find it overly smoky, if that’s your concern. It’s not something that sticks out. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW (2020) - Floris Vert Fougere

    I enjoy it even if the fougere accord IS a little skeletal. With better ingredients it could have been so much better.


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    No argument over 1962. Hands down it IS indeed the best Floris has...
  44. Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    Too many variations to chase down. Own the older Euroitalia version with silver sticker. Even so it’s not as potent as the original vintage from the late ‘90s with the slightly greenish juice.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    None that I’d care to highlight. Perceptions of ‘overrating’ says more about your personal tastes in relation to those of the mainstream /community of users. I don’t like to spend time thinking about...
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    Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    I get bacne breakouts if I use fragranced products on my body. But not perfumes though, thankfully. I believe we should learn a little more about the skin as a living organ and protective barrier....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Downhill? Based on his recent Antiquity and War and Peace, I’d say “nope”. But he IS widening ALD customer base by including more accessible fragrances (Siberian Summer, Plumeria de Orris) at less...
  48. Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    I smell...

    Seriously though, I find it offensive & vulgar. Why does anyone need to stoop so low just to make a buck or even a million?
  49. Re: UP to 20% Off Valentine's Day Sale at First In Fragrance!

    Likewise. And with their absurdly exorbitant shipping charges, I’m done being their customer.
  50. Re: Can't Smell Your Own Fragrance? SPRAY LESS!!!

    Absolutely useful. Especially when you’re trying to catch the finer nuances...
  51. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    A lovely blend of floral sandalwood with woodsy leathery underpinnings. I don’t find it excessively sweet; the sandalwood is clearly not from the famed buttery Mysore variety. Can’t really comment on...
  52. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    Prefer MFK Pluriel for its more contemporary take. If I want the lavender and vanilla combo I’d rather pick Guerlain Jicky than the Caron which I find a little too basic.
  53. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Think I’ll wait for the ‘field reports’ to come in before deciding IF anything warrants a closer look or perhaps a decant. I’m wary of multiple oud blends as most of the time I can’t really tell what...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion threadynthetic

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    My package arrived just minutes ago!

    Seems a tad pricey for 30 ml but once you smell it, your wallet will climb out of your pocket and walk its way to the cash register. Lol. :wink:...
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    You’re not alone. I wrote it off precisely for this prominently synthetic vibe.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Bingo!

    That said, I do find iris-leathery-musky notes sensual.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Sampling Tom Yum today. WOW! This has one of the most arresting citrus + spice opening of any fragrance I’ve ever tried. Could do with more support from ACs to bolster its performance but I’m not...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Thanks for the info. That’s what I thought. But kinda forgot about their attars though...

    FWIW EO has earned every right to vent against YouTube pseudo artisans...but I’m not convinced they’re...
  59. Re: Cartier Declaration is such an underrated classic

    Own a small bottle of Declaration and wore it a few times over the years. As pleasant as it is somehow it seems to be one of those fragrances that leaves little impression on me. I don’t understand...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    ....Bortnikoff’s 5th collection sample set. Let’s see how long it’ll be before I place an order for a larger set @strifeknot’s. :wink:
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    Re: NEW Fragrance Du Bois - Milano

    It’s getting harder to find samples of this house. While I’m keen to try these amazing sounding releases I was not at all impressed with their non-oud fragrances as I was with their earlier...
  62. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thinking of doing the exact same but I’m having second thoughts. $60 (by registered post) for a paltry set of samples seems too much like a pain in the a$$...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I couldn’t care less which approach they choose to take. I don’t even know what ancient fossilized amber is supposed to smell like.

    My perception of Ensar Oud scents however seems locked on their...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Controversy stirs up the nest and brings in the eyeballs (+ hornets) to the brand. Guess they’re taking a calculated risk. There is however the risk of miscalculation.., We’ll see. I’d love to get a...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Yeah, “War & Peace” was a marketing triumph Ensar wished they had thought up themselves. Now they play ‘follow the leader’, unashamedly taking a page from the same playbook yet has the temerity to...
  66. Re: Alcohol free perfume spray recommendations

    I kinda figured. But you’re right; it’s only an opinion- one that was probably quoted out of context and overzealously taken to the extremes. If you had dug a little deeper you’ll discover there is...
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    Re: Moschino Toy Boy review

    I don’t care how good it smells; I find the name a huge turn off. And then there’s the bottle...
  68. Re: Dior Homme Parfum or Creed Royal Mayfair for a formal event?

    A very formal event, you say? If it’s black tie, go with Royal Mayfair, modestly applied. DHP is a little too heavy for formal affairs...IMHO.
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    Looking at your wardrobe there are many fragrances I’d pick over the DVN which IMO is worth a decant at best. But it’s your call...:smiley:
  70. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    I have yet to break out my Etruscan Water sample but Lost In Heaven smells phenomenal.
  71. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Bizarre indeed. The person who made that comment should be the one hiding at the back of a cupboard lol. I mean, what kind of a sick turd goes around sniffing his granny’s panties?
  72. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    50 ml only??
  73. Re: NEW Serge Lutens Des clous pour une pelure

    Blue juice in a Lutens bottle...? Interesting...
  74. Re: Alcohol free perfume spray recommendations

    What’s wrong with alcohol-based sprays? Are you allergic to alcohol?
  75. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    D’uh. Clearly Beau De Jour is not for everyone. There’s no reason to go on the offensive and diss on what others seem to enjoy, is there? If anyone is at all familiar with Tom Fords he’ll know the...
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    Re: Real Oud & Rose Combo Fragrances

    Since you like it funkier, I suggest you save up & bid for Areej Le Doré Inverno Russo IF it ever comes up for auction. But with animalistic civet & musk in the picture it’s definitely not your...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    A replacement bottle of Endymion. My stock ran out months ago but prices have crept up significantly (rather annoyingly) over the past year. Decided to use other substitutes for bedtime wear.
  78. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Be prepared to set aside 2-3 weeks for international orders to arrive. Yours should reach you soon. But not soon enough, eh? Lol. I totally understand the anxiety. Btw which are the ones you ordered...
  79. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    Favorites:

    L’Ombre Dans L’Eau
    34 Blvd St Germain
    Eau de Lierre
    Eau Lente
    Eau Duelle
    Tam Dao
    Virgilio
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    Re: am i being duped? help!

    Stop torturing yourself over a fragrance. Get the refund AND to soothe your ‘guilt’ complex, by all means send the dodgy item back to the seller.
  81. Re: What are some uncommon fragrances, in your opinion?

    Too many. I can’t even name them as they don’t show up on BN collective radar. And others don’t appear on radar because they don’t fly but crawl their way around underground on four limbs... :wink:
  82. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    I happen to enjoy The Lovers Take myself though I find it to be a touch floral and less alpha /masculine than The Dark Knight.


    Eh? Wtf does this have to do with the 2 fragrances discussed in...
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    Re: Clean Secrets

    Clean yet dirty-sexy is French perfumery at its most classic. :smiley:



    One of the reasons why fragrances like Tabac Blond by Caron were created.
  84. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    Its allure as an agent of seduction - an offer of intimacy without contact or even close proximity.

    As a universal language that transcends race, ethnicity and language yet susceptible to personal...
  85. Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    Violet leaf
  86. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Looking forward to trying this, (in addition to Triad and Sinharaja). The name sounds like it could be a flanker to the original but the notes suggest it would be brighter.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion threadynthetic

    Official notes:
    deer musk accord, lime, fir balsam, black spruce, grass, cade, oakmoss, Indian vetiver, nargamotha, rose, sandalwood, jasmine absolute, costus, wormwood, labdanum, peat

    First...
  88. Re: Am I applying my fragrance the wrong way or not enough?

    Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Some people do find it awkward to pay anyone a compliment while others may just be too polite to say anything that might bruise fragile egos.

    But if you STILL crave...
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    Fanny packs.

    But yeah, not a big fan of geranium note myself.
  90. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I’m looking forward to smelling TRIAD. Bouya is also used in Bortnikoff’s Sir Winston. While I did receive an unsolicited compliment on the bouya (also known in local parlance as ’gaharu’, its...
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    Re: Elegant and calm fragrance

    Armani Eau Pour Homme
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion threadynthetic

    Yes, it does. Smells even better, synthetic musk notwithstanding. :wink:
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I just pulled the trigger on Mriga. Has Prin made anything based on deer musk previously?
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    Mriga (มฤค)Mriga , Sanskrit for deerมฤค , Thai ( derived from Sanskrit ) for deerBase on idea of...
  94. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Ooh... interesting. It could go pretty animalistic with hyraceum in the Triad picture...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    +1 on those 2.

    Also these:
    Siberian Musk
    Russian Musk
    Walimah
    Siberian Summer
    Plumeria de Orris

    In fact as long as you do not overspray, you can wear just about ANY of the ALD...
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    Re: Sensual, seductive, aphrodisiac perfumes

    Try on some MFK Oud Satin Mood or Puredistance M.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I share BangkokHound’s observation on the effect of time on Areej Le Doré earlier fragrances - the basenotes have grown stronger over the last 2 years to the extent they overlap the top notes earlier...
  98. Re: Latest Yves Saint Laurent - L'Homme Le Parfum!

    This could well be an improvement over the original which didn’t exactly set a high bar to begin with. But I’m not hopeful.
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    Re: DSH perfumes

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has done tons of fragrances over the years. Have only tried a few. A favourite of mine is Le Smoking - a lovely tobacco chypre inspired by YSL’s take on the smoking jacket.
  100. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Calvin Klein Truth
    Calvin Klein Man
    Ralph Lauren Romance Silver for Men
    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
    Gucci Rush
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