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    Re: August Fragrance Giveaway (CONUS)

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    While maybe not my favorite painting of all-time, one that sticks out is Verdant Catacombs by Ryan Yee. I feel this painting pairs perfectly with Norne by Slumberhouse since the image of a...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Totally down for that. Sounds like a fun way to do this!
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I'd love to take part, and if you're willing, SubUmbra and I could be one mailing address since we live near one another, thus cutting down on shipping stuff.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I got my bottle of Fields of Provence in yesterday and I'm giving it a full wearing today. I must say I'm very impressed with what Ryan has accomplished here. While upon purchasing it I assumed it...
  5. "Burping" and the General Aging of Fragrances

    Hey all,

    I'm curious to know if there's a "standard" aging process for completed fragrances? I mentioned the idea of "burping" in the title, which sort of borrows from the pickling/fermenting...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The issue I have with that Buysblind is that we don't find out about new stuff or restock quickly enough. Heck, a few times I was ready and willing to buy a bottle only to completely miss the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This is a very dismissive attitude. If we like his product but don't like the way he gives no information and the only info we get is from friends of his/random emails people have with him I think we...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Mare is a weird choice. I feel like that one was not particualrly well received by the community, but I'm still curious. I already own Ore so that's a bit of a zzz for me.

    On another note, I...
  9. Re: Your favorite fruit-forward, non-citrus masculine

    I've found myself pretty captivated by Pina by MadHat Scents. I know you own Aventus but this is definitely different. Sort of a juicy pineapple and lavender scent with ylang-ylang and a lovely musky...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Today I bought a bottle of Pina by MadHat Scents and a 3mL spray sample of Ash & Rose (also by MadHat).
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    I have a certain love of musky, animalic scents. I'd say stuff in my collection like MKK and L'Ombre Fauve definitely stand out, with others like Musc Ravaeur being notable inclusions (even though...
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    Re: Amazed again, a Watermelon molecule...

    Paul you are a treasure, thanks for all you do for this community. Also I'd definitely buy this over at PSH if/when it's available.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    So I've been on a bit of a MadHat binge the last few days. I wore a sample of Pina yesterday and was very impressed! I did my best to shake the association I have with Aventus and pineapple...
  14. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    I can't imagine what some of these notes would taste like. I can't say I can get a clear idea of the taste of ylang-ylang by smelling it. Old urinal cakes maybe? Haha! Either way I'm intrigued!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It was indeed meant as a joke. I'm reasonably friendly with Josh and a very long time supporter so hopefully if he reads it he gets the joke. I apologize if it was in poor taste.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    FWIW I did hear back from Josh today after sending him an email over the weekend. I don't have any news to report, but I suppose it's good to know he's at least reading emails and isn't in a cabin...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I definitely agree! It's also cool that he's a BNer (which is how I found out about the line at first). I own a few from him: SantL, Rosa Resin, Fur, Limed, and Foliage.

    I enjoy them all for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd January, 2019

    Today I'm wearing my first of 21 samples from Etat Libre d'Orange: Tom of Finland!

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  19. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    Amouage's Ciel Man strikes me as a very beach-like scent with elements of suntan lotion (but not in a bad way).
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Based on the recommendation of one of my favorite BNers cacio I picked up the (almost) complete collection of samples from ELDO.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Finally after years of searching, this beauty is mine: 93992
  22. Re: What Fragrances Did You Gift Someone For Christmas This Year?

    I got my buddy a bottle of January Scent Project's Burvuvu since he tried a sample and loved it. It was a well-received gift :).
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th December, 2018

    Today I'm wearing my 2018 Christmas gift CdG Avignon! 93974
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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    I tend to fluctuate between Burberry London, Slumberhouse Zahd, and TF Tobacco Vanille.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Today I bought (actually last night but still):

    CdG Incense Series Gift Set, which includes 50mL bottles of--Avignon, Jaisalmer, Kyoto, Ouarzazate, and Zagorsk.

    Can't wait!
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    Re: RIP Vero Kern

    While I'm not overly familiar with her work, this is sad news all the same. Seems right to thank her for all of her hard work and dedication to the craft over the years. Rest in Peace, Vero.
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    Re: CdG Incense Series

    Very cool! Thanks for the rundown LiveJazz. I've always appreciated your input over the years.

    My package shipped today, and I must say I'm really looking forward to trying Jaisalmer, Ouarzazate,...
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    Re: CdG Incense Series

    I too was interested in the incense sticks (partly as a novelty), but the pricing was a little rich for my blood. I'll stick to the ones I find at my local hippie shop haha.

    What was your take on...
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    Re: CdG Incense Series

    It's called the Gift Set on LuckyScent. Each bottle is the standard 50mL (which I believe is the only size they offer?), but the discount for getting all 5 vs each individually isn't that amazing.
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    Re: CdG Incense Series

    Interesting. Thanks for the feedback! As for sampling, unfortunately not seeing as Christmas is so soon. I think I'll order it anyways; I was more curious what people think of the different bottles,...
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    CdG Incense Series

    Hey all,

    I feel like I don't hear much about Comme des Garcons Incense Series much anymore, but I'm considering picking up the 5 fragrance gift set for Christmas since incense fragrances are some...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Mine came in today!

    I just sprayed it on a few minutes ago, so forgive my "super early impressions" feel to this post, but:

    * I get a lot of an almost tobacco-y opening, which I'm going to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    70 bottles worries me. I like the exclusivity in some respects, but by all accounts this sounds exactly like my cup of tea...so the idea of missing out just due to there only being 70 bottles makes...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Well I need this. Too bad it's always a game of "who can be most dedicated, check the site hourly for weeks, and then click 'order' before it's sold out" so I likely won't get one =/
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm sure you'll love P+O. I wonder how different the formulation is this time around.

    Also, I wish Josh was selling the minis of Brosse. I'd love to have it in my Slumberhouse collection but I...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The Tweet has since been deleted, so maybe Josh said something he wasn't supposed to?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    "Slumberhouse new perfume VICTORIALAND - @luckyscent XV Anniversary ltd ed. Summer 2017"

    I can't tell if it's a troll or not lol.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    https://twitter.com/slumberhouse/status/988674090381623301

    Anyone have any deets for this?
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    Re: Best 100F+ (38C) Weather Fragrances

    I feel like I reach for Millesime Imperiale and #30 (Eau d'Hiver by Le Cherche Midi) a lot when the temperature climbs.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think Grev was the only fragrance from Josh that I really didn't like. I don't own them all, but I was definitely not the target audience for Grev. Glad he brought it back for the fans of the stuff...
  41. Re: What is your favorite fragrance that is named with a number? One pick only!

    I initially wrote Tea for Two, but I was wrong. My favorite numbered scent, and one of my favorite scents of all time, is Opus VI by Amouage.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Why's that? I feel like posting that you're glad you didn't doesn't really contribute to the conversation. Are the descriptions just not something that interest you fragrance wise? I bought it just...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Mmm. I definitely agree with blond leather, Buysblind! I've had this on for a little under 4 hours now and I'm starting to get that dusty, classic leather chypre vibe you mentioned. I think Claire is...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Hey everyone! So I got my bottle in just a few minutes ago. I'll write up a proper first impression once the days wears on a little longer, but I have to ask:

    For those of you that've tried it,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Honestly I'm surprised he even released it on his site. It sounded to me like he was offering it to various people he interacts with first, which I would assume is a decent number of people. Maybe...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Fair enough, I was just curious as to how you landed in that position to begin with. Not to say I'm ungrateful; I do follow your reviews on Fragrantica and you're by far my favorite to read from both...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    How do you always end up getting to try these before everyone else? I ordered my bottle when he sent out a personal email to me, and I feel like we are friends...but jeez. I'm jealous.



    Is it...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Those are the ones! I have a bunch kicking around somewhere. Even old classics like Rume, which always smelled like a mix of potpourri, Coca Cola, and raisins to me. I think I have the original Grev...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Which is that you purchased the best fragrance ever made and now perfumery as a whole is slightly ruined for you? Dude, same.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Unfortunately I'm not really in the financial position to buy any fragrances, but I do enjoy the few samples I have of the original Baque from way, way back. Definitely a nice tobacco for those...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It's possible you are thinking of the very first Ore, which was quite different from the newer one that's been on the market the last few years. The original still had the cacao though, just a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Bumping the thread with a question:

    In previous years, Josh always did a 30% (or somewhere along those lines) sale around Black Friday. Does this still exist? Seems like it's impossible to get in...
  53. Thread: New Creeds

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    Re: New Creeds

    Am I the only one that finds the bottle design with the red to be ghastly? You'd think a company with as much money as Creed could hire a graphic designer to come up with something that seems less...
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    Re: Why is Creed Himalaya so good?

    I'm a really big fan of Himalaya. I remember when I first tried it I sort of dismissed it as almost "Axe" like in its smell. It felt like something they would come out with and it would be doused all...
  55. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Norstrom's wardrobe:

    1. Ambre Prcieux is one of my all time favorite scents, and definitely my favorite expression of amber. It's so pillowy soft that it really envelops me when I wear it....
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    Re: NEW: Heeley Eau Sacree Extrait de Parfum!

    This sounds really excellent. If anyone else has some sort of review to offer, please let me know. I've looked around and it seems like only this thread exists with any sort of information regarding...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I know I'm kind of bringing this thread back from the dead, but Josh posted this on instagram today:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BJuLGc8BgzG/

    Sounds like we will be getting a new fragrance...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Josh is definitely a very generous guy. I remember once (I told this story before) I emailed him telling him how excited I was that I finally found a bottle of Ore EDP (this was before the new stuff...
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    Cuir Impertinent

    Has anyone tried the newest of the Mugler Exclusives line, Cuir Impertinent? It sounds awesome.

    Notes are:

    Leather, tobacco, anise, and amber.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio: A (light) Complaint

    I really adore Laurie and her fragrances as a whole. If you do email her as deadidol said, she will respond. I know she was having to go through physical therapy a while back and closed the shop...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Glad I already have a bottle that I share with my mother. I can't imagine we will go through it anytime soon. I mean we've had it for a few years now and barely put a dent in it, even though I adore...
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    Re: Fragrances Houses Made in the USA

    For Imaginary Authors, I know they used to have a sample pack available for purchase on their website. I'd check there.

    As for MadHat scents, I'd try and contact Ryan (rynegne on BN) directly and...
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives

    I absolutely adore Baie Rose 26! I feel like the price isn't really worth it, but I can't deny that it's just fantastic and my favorite rose scent by quite a bit.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    That's definitely a fair assessment. I wouldn't want to sit through two hours of a movie just to get one good part, for example. I'm lucky that I don't mind the opening, and the rest of the fragrance...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I really don't get all the "peach and nothing else" responses. I guess different noses smell things differently. The peach is definitely a main player early on, but by the time the fragrance dries...
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    This is an odd question. IDK, something from Bond No. 9's Andy Warhol collection?
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Still enjoying my bottle plenty. I think those who boil this down to tobacco and peach are really missing things. I get a lot of cinnamon and spices, honey, and some other lighter notes like some...
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    Re: Opus VI Reformulation

    yep, last two digits.
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    Re: Opus VI Reformulation

    Well my bottle is a 14 serial number on the bottom (purchased last year from fragrancenet), and it is just as strong as any sample I've had for the last few years...if that helps.
  70. Thread: Am I crazy?

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    Re: Am I crazy?

    Interesting. I tend to not wear scents when I am sick with a cold or something, but sick in other ways I tend to wear scents (because I'm pretty much always sick...). I also tend to wear scents about...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Yeah, I checked after I posted and it was not there either. Odd, but probably good that they sorted it out so more people can get their bottles faster. Missing out on the ten samples kind of stinks,...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    That's just what it said on the website for me when I was checking to see. It said something like "bottles will ship out April 7th" (I believe). Either way, glad to be getting my bottle on Wednesday.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Very well said, thebeck. I've always respected your opinion on fragrances (even though our tastes often differ), and I was waiting to hear your thoughts on this.

    Josh shipped out my bottle today...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Today I bought this absolute beauty:

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Slumberhouse_kiste-e1426881477205.jpg

    Bought it directly from their site just in case Josh is able...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    And it means cyst in French!

    Okay, so here is my initial review after having Kiste on for a few hours:

    Right off the bat, this reminds me of a cross between Sova (hay, tobacco, woods), Rume...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Got mine from the mail now :). Can't wait to try it out! I'll post my initial impressions when I've had some time to sit with it.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    That was my tweet he responded to :). I feel like I accomplished something today providing second-hand information. Very excited to check out my sample!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse?

    Isn't what you are referring to spelled with a y in French though? Kyste. I thought a Kiste in English was some kind of storage container or something.
  79. Re: Your going to Paris from America for one day....

    MKK definitely. I can't swing $300+ on the bell jar though (which is what it costs on their site). Apparently I've missed my opportunity to get it in their standard bottles :(.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse?

    You guys have me really excited. I was not super into Sadanne so this sounds more my speed. I wonder if I got a sample. Haven't checked the mail yet.
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    So, I'm wearing cilice for the first time now. Immediately it reminds me of winter woods by SSS. It has that ambery, cade smokiness that I associate with that fragrance. Maybe less sweet. This is...
  82. Thread: Coze verde

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    Re: Coze verde

    Just in case you are considering picking up some other samples from them and haven't tried it yet, I very much recommend L'Ombre Fauve. Probably their most well-known outside of Coze, but it's so...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    Huh, got samples of both of their creations when I ordered my samples of BPC's stuff from Twisted Lily. I'll have to give them a go when I'm done testing the others.
  84. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    So I got my package from Twisted Lily today. I originally purchased samples of Oud, Musk, and Amber seeing as they were the ones I was most interested in, and the good folks there included Sandalwood...
  85. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    This line sounds really interesting to me. I might have to order the sample set and give it a go. I'm a sucker for musk scents and amber scents, and the oud sounds like something I should try. Not...
  86. Thread: Amouage

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    Re: Amouage

    From what I have in my collection, Reflection is great for summer, and so is Ciel if you like it (I do).
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    Highly recommend Sultan. I find it to be a very good, straightforward fragrance that dries down into something lovely. Well worth the price.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Today I bought about 15mL of vintage Givenchy Gentleman .
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    Re: 6 new scents from Bvlgari - La Gemme

    I agree with those saying that I am tired of companies feeling the need to create exclusive lines just for the sake of it. However, these ventures have churned out many excellent scents over the...
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    Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    I don't really believe in the whole "overrated thing" since people tend to like fragrances more or less passionately than others.

    However, I do feel some fragrances deserve more attention. For...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Vikt in the new bottle

    To echo was others have said, from what I understand all of the previous versions in the older bottles that were updated recently remained the same (Vikt for example). However, Pear and Olive changed...
  92. Re: Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    I'll add:

    Sultan by Al Rehab (A legitimately good fragrance on my skin)
    Choco Musk by Al Rehab
  93. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Really an excellent thread. Thank you for sharing Arun. As usual your thoughts are provoking. I never really heard much about the situation but it is interesting to ponder the implications.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Or don't. My understanding of the email situation was that as of a few months ago, he's gotten more emails than he can possibly reply to. We all know Josh is good for delivering.
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    I started around 2011 or so I belive. I'm kind of a product of Basenotes really. I came to see all the fuss about Creed and how expensive they were to me and stayed for the excellent the community.
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    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    I don't get much in the way of berries either. For me this is another take on a campfire style scent but with less smokiness after the opening. Naturally you expect this from cade oil, but this...
  97. Re: PK Perfumes Cyber Monday 50% off Coupon Code

    Red leather sounds awesome but I doubt I'd get enough interest through Facebook to run a split. Oh well :(.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Personally, I much prefer the extrait to the EDP, but the newest version is more like the EDP than the old extrait was to my knowledge. And yes, the extrait is a bit closer to the skin for me, but if...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Them frag-head problems when I have everything but Sadanne that is offered during the sale.
  100. Re: Min NY - Why are we not talking about this brand?

    I have samples from the whole line here in my room. I took a few to school last week and the one that stood out to me the most was The Botanist. It strikes me as quite an interesting vetiver with...
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