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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Any update on the new forums?
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    Re: Non-IFRA compliant houses

    In the Slumberhouse faq, when asked about whether the fragrances are IFRA compliant, the response I believe is, ďAbsolutely not.Ē
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Boring bottle. Really like the current ones.
  4. Thread: Plum Japnois

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    Re: Plum Japnois

    It is great stuff. I wear it more than any other in my collection.
  5. Re: real cedar-y (maybe with other notes) - what do you suggest

    Mucho cedar:
    Spice and Wood by Creed
    Royal Oud by Creed
    Precious Woods by April Aromatics
    Sex Magic by House of Matriarch
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    Re: FAKE CREED ROYAL OUD?! From Fragrancenet!

    A quick google search will confirm that the 120 mL bottles don't have Creed colored in black, and the "R" is normal.
    Your bottle is probably legit.

    An unsprayed bottle can last for year and...
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    Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    House of Matriarch Orca

    https://www.matriarch.biz/collections/100-natural-perfumes/products/orca?variant=8026503045

    If you're looking for real anything, check out HoM. You may or may not like...
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    Re: Fort and Manlť

    Nicely composed, but the house base will likely determine your opinion of this house. I donít like it, therefore Iím not a fan, after an hour or so of dry down, of any of their scents. I find the...
  9. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    I donít think GIT is dated. Having said that, I think it is due for a bit of modernization, maybe as a flanker, just to keep things fresh.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair.. just wow

    Iím not sure why anyone would want to smell like eucalyptus. Ghastly stuff.
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    Re: What is your spookiest fragrance?

    Sumberhouse Norne?
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 - can't smell it

    If you can't smell Baccarat Rouge, you can consider yourself lucky.
  13. Re: What are some cinnamon / tobacco / musk fragrances?

    Serge Lutens Chergui is a good one with all these things.
  14. Thread: Fort and Manle

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    Re: Fort and Manle

    They are all have a rough and/or sharp texture to the nose. I really don't like this sensation.
  15. Thread: Fort and Manle

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    Re: Fort and Manle

    Well, their fragrances are quality, however, there is a big problem: the house base. It is grating and raspy in the drydown. This is a problem with many small houses such as Imaginary Authors,Tauer,...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Any update on this? It's been a while.
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    Re: Masculine Jasmine Fragrances

    Have recently purchased a sample, I say you must try L'Arrivee by House of Matriarch. It is jasmine, jasmine all the way and leans masculine.
  18. Re: Which male fragrance bottle would be your weapon of choice in a fistfight?

    Well if a weapon were used, it wouldnít be a fist fight, would it?
  19. Re: A depressed / emotional / crying Jeremy Fragrance

    An unbridled narcissist is what I see.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I have a sample that I go back to periodically. After several months, I retain my initial position: itís a middle of the road, ho hum release.
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    Re: American niche brands worth discovering

    In addition to the additional ones already mentioned:

    House of Matriarch
    Dasein
    Frank los angeles
    En Voyage (Shelly Waddington's company)
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Any update on the progress?
  23. Re: Does leaving the cap off a bottle affect the juice in any way?

    No. The primary sealing mechanism is in the sprayer itself.
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I tried the entire Fort & Manle line. Iím still digesting them (no, I didnít drink them), but my general impression is that they are well made with quality ingredients but not my style. There seems...
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    If perfume flogging is read, then perfume blogging is not dead.
  26. Thread: Space frags

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    Re: Space frags

    Wear them with Space Pants?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpmqMnngRk
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    And a great job youíve done! Although, some of your frags arenít to my taste, theyíre all artfully composed, and your brand image is something to envy. I love that bottle art. :)

    So frustrated by...
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    A bit off topic, but strangely enough, all of this excitement about perfume, its evaluation, and the passion and subjectivity of it all actually reinforces the desire to start my own fragrance line....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I was looking forward to another Slumberhouse, as I love pear! Unfortunately my intense, visceral, borderline irrational hate for olives trumps all.
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    I see that LT seems to be a fan of Fort & Manle. I've been curious, so I decided to check them out and order a sample pack.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Crowdsourced, voluntary editing. Must be nice. :)
  32. Re: What niches based on these likes/dislikes would you recommend for me...

    Xerjoff Nio
    Le Labo Bergamot 22
    Penhaligons Baudelaire
    Parfums de Marly Layton (I find it meh but you might like it)
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    Re: I don't like oversimplification.

    I mostly agree with you, but sometimes simplistic impressions are hard to shake. I still think Profumum Roma Aqua Viva smells like lemon pledge. It is a ghastly concoction.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Electronics can be recycled, too. Clean energy can be had, clean pulping cannot. As I noted, there are indirect footprint requirements for digital media, but the requirement to physically reproduce...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Implicit in all of this was the alternative: publish digital electronic, infinitely reproducible media that require no direct physical goods (of course indirect ones... computers and readers are...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Don't mean to stir to pot too much, but just think about how huge of a waste that paper books are.

    You have to plant a tree, well lots of trees, wait for them to grow, build machinery to cut them...
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    Re: Zoologist: thoughts about the house

    Ok, maybe I was a little unfair. There are a few that are wearable, but there are several that I can not imagine actually wearing, including Bat.
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    Re: Zoologist: thoughts about the house

    Interesting but ultimately unwearable.
  39. Re: What needs smelling? (Suggested scent reviews for future editions of PERFUMES THE GUIDE)

    So I bought the book and skimmed through every review. I've noticed my tastes are not at all aligned with Turin's, in general, but his reviews are entertaining.

    He's refrain of characterizing a...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Fougere DíArgent

    Ok, an update on the drydown: to be fair, when D'Argent drys down naturally, the raspy smell or the most part is masked and is not that noticeable.

    This one will be popular. Whether or not its...
  41. Re: What needs smelling? (Suggested scent reviews for future editions of PERFUMES THE GUIDE)

    Profumum Roma Arso
    Creed Royal Oud
    Xerjoff anything

    Tom Ford Plum Japonais (or did he do this one)?
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    So is the 4 star Aventus review high or low?
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    Re: Tom Ford - Fougere DíArgent

    I blind bought 50 mL of each. Not sure how I feel about it just yet haha
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    Re: Tom Ford - Fougere DíArgent

    Fougere díArgent and Fougere Platine. I have a source that sometimes gets things early. :)
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    Tom Ford - Fougere DíArgent

    Actually, you are probably correct for both of them. I applied them earlier and took a shower, hastening the development so to say. Whatís left is a raspy woody aromachemical.

    I should let them...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fougere díArgent

    I just got my bottle in today, along with Fougere Platine. It will probably be popular. I like it ok, but donít love it. I think the ginger rubs me the wrong way.

    Itís a modern fougere but it has...
  47. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Tom Ford Private Blend Fougere Platine
    Tom Ford Private Blend Fougere D'Argent

    They should be here Wednesday. I'm a sneaky one. ;)

    I'll let you know how they are, since this is obviously a...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Who wants to send me a sample of the 16L01? :)
  49. Re: 25 year old men dating a 50 year old women / fragrance suggestions?

    Noir de Noir
  50. Re: The best review channel on YouTube: Luckyscent's is it

    True enough, and I agree...but look at it this way:

    If you want a nice, articulate description of fragrances that they (by all appearances, genuinely) like, this is the best place for it.

    If...
  51. The best review channel on YouTube: Luckyscent's is it

    No, long, meandering, 20 minute bouts of bloated bullshit. Just articulate, efficient descriptions of how scents smell and the vibes they induce.
    ...
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    Re: Creed Cedre Blanc (what the what!)

    I used to quite like it, and I guess I still do in the late drydown. But now the cardamom is just WAY too much for me.
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    Re: Industry standard formulation software?

    Not sure why you need dedicated software. An Excel spreadsheet would do perfectly fine.
  54. Re: Creed Aventus smells different, or just me? (NOT a batch variation thread)

    Aventus smells different to me now than it did when I first smelled it. It took about a year. The smoky peppery smell is all I get from it now. It is loaded with iso-e, so perhaps I have developed a...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Plum Japonais
    Venetian Bergamot
    Royal Oud
    Green Irish Tweed
    Noir de Noir
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    Re: Sauvage EDT development stages?

    Pleasant opening for 10 minutes, then screech, 160 dBs of chemical factory screech.

    That's pretty much it.
  57. Re: Fragrances that you disliked at first but then grew on you somehow.

    Royal Oud (well, very near dislike anyway)
    Chergui (hated it at first)
    Plum Japonais (half dislike, half like--thought it was way too sweet)

    These are now 3 of my absolute favorites.
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    Re: Mefisto Xerjoff or silver mountain water

    Exactly this.
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    Re: Ormonde man or Creed Spice and wood ?

    Spice and Wood by far, no contest, unless you really like the bitter-nastiness that is juniper, then go for Ormonde Man.
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    Re: 10th and Final Fragrance Recommendation

    Looks like you need a good cedar.

    Creed Spice and Wood
    Creed Royal Oud
    by Kilian Straight to Heaven (Extreme)
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    Re: Scents you tried recently and instantly loved

    Havenít found a love at first sniff in ages.
  62. Re: Is there a "fresher" version of Tuscan Leather?

    Another for ombre leather 16
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    Looking for a good musk dominant scent

    Millesime 1849 has a heavy dose of musk. Itís not simple though.
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Crap, forgot to put my user name. Anyway, sent just a little your way!
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    Re: Elysium (believe the hype)

    I tried the extrait, didn't like it at all. Raspy and grating. I also got no similarity to Cedrat Boise.

    Don't know how different the Parfum Cologne is.
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    Re: Creed SMW or Royal Oud

    SWM is far from weak. Iím fact itís long lasting and unfortunately really cloying after a short time. It has its merits, but I donít know how anyone can stand to actually wear it.

    I prefer Royal...
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    Re: Looking for a not smoky cedar

    Spice and Wood. The cedar king.

    I actually have to push back against Tam Dao EDT. Total hamster cage cedar. Donít like.
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    Re: Tom Fords Italian Cypress Longevity?

    I would love to revisit this one, but unfortunately it's been discontinued.
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    Re: A better version of Liz Claiborne Curve?

    This is only going to frustrate you, but there is a "custom" fragrance from Waft (www.waft.com) (a company that makes semi-custom fragrances based on your notes) that reminds me a lot of Curve. And...
  70. Re: What to wear to the World's Biggest Orgy in Las Vegas later this month?

    Fucking Fabulous
  71. Re: Hot weather citrus/floral with an alluring base (creamy sandalwood? Silky clean musk?) ...?

    Venetian Bergamot is worth a shot. Iíll send you a sample when I finally get around to sending your Millesime 1849.
  72. First ever Creed flanker: Love in White For Summer

    Or am I missing a case in history?

    https://www.creedboutique.com/new-creed-perfume-fragrance/280-love-in-white-for-summer.html#email
    ...
  73. Re: Ideas for next niche (complement my collection) purchase?

    Read the post people. That list is of ones he already has.

    Royal Oud
    Tuscan Leather
    MFK Oud Satin Mood

    Would all be good additions.
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    Re: recommend a GREEN fragrance??

    Stop what youíre doing and get your nose on Norne by Slumberhouse.
  75. Re: Do I really need a decant of Green Irish Tweed?

    Of course you do. The fragrances are only similar for the first half hour anyway, with newer GIT batches being more green and diverging even further from CW.

    The new Cool Water is an unwearable...
  76. Re: I enjoy Silver Musk, Pacific Rock Moss, Silver Mountain W, what else is there?

    Xerjoff Mefisto
  77. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    100 mL of Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot
  78. Re: New Escentric Molecules - Escentric 04 and Molecule 04

    Escentric 04 is a disgusting pile of juniper.
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco love?

    Kinda liked it at first, now I find it loud and annoying. Just cannot stand to wear it.
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    Re: Something balsamic and resinous but fruity?

    Maybe Kiste by Slumberhouse?
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    Re: Creed summer scent (MI, SMW, VIW)

    My favorite, strictly based on smell, is probably VIW, but it's just got versatile enough for general wear.

    SMW becomes a 10 ft tall, cloying monster after about an hour.

    MI smells wonderful...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Royal Oud, by far.
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    SOTD: Thursday, 5th April, 2018

    SOTD: GIT
    SOTE: Vanille Fatale
  84. Re: Need some rich spring/summer fragrance recommendations

    Minty and soapy. Gonna have to pass on these man.
  85. Re: Need some rich spring/summer fragrance recommendations

    Thanks everyone. L'Ombre dans L'eau is nice, but that black currant leaf is just too much for me to wear.

    I think I need to check out the Hermes line.
  86. Need some rich spring/summer fragrance recommendations

    I have PLENTY freshies already, but I'm looking for something on the rich side, yet fresh. Venetian Bergamot and Green Irish Tweed are good examples.
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    Re: Why Sauvage EDP

    Sentences. Please.

    Sauvage EDP is only slightly more bearable than the EDT. So they are both a no go for me.
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    If I ever get my fragrance company started, mine will be the coolest, I assure you. [emoji6]
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    Re: Wearing Tom Ford Private Blend in the Summer

    It is an incredible white floral scent but without the indolic rasp.
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    Re: Wearing Tom Ford Private Blend in the Summer

    Sorry guys, I won the thread with Venetian Bergamot. You can try again next time.
  91. Re: In your opinion, which Le Labo worth their asking price ?

    None that Iíve tried.
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    Re: Wearing Tom Ford Private Blend in the Summer

    Venetian Bergamot!
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    Re: Suggestions : bright woodsy perfume

    On the brighter side.

    Creed Spice and Wood
    Creed Vetiver Geranium (try this one!)
    Atelier Cologne Cedre Atlas
    Creed Bois de Cedrat
    Parle Mois de Parfum Cedar Woodpecker
    Olympic Orchids...
  94. Re: OTHER than GIT, what to wear for ST. PATRICK'S DAY ?

    There is no other-than-GIT on St. Paddyís day
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    Re: Current Green Irish Tweed reformulation

    Itís actually always had peppermint in it. Thankfully most of the time I canít pick up on it.
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    Plum Japonais is becoming one of my all time favorites from any house.
  97. Re: Woodiest wood cologne ever that smells like wood? lol

    Precious Woods by April Aromatics
    Spice and Wood by Creed
    Tam Dao by Diptyque
  98. Re: I think I know what fragrance I'm looking for next.

    While not the melons you requested, obviously Millesime Imperial is the go-to melon frag.
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco love?

    I kinda liked it at first, but now I find it loud and cloying.
  100. Re: Dark wet mossy green melancholy forest fragrance for men?

    Another vote for Norne.
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