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    Re: share your method of application

    Generally 2 to 3 sprays to the chest.
    Attar one dab under wrist of each arm and one dab to chest
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Right on point. I have to admit I missed the first series to make a subjective claim on all the series. Also, in series 3 it took me a little while to be comfortable with Indolis but now it seems...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the ranking and explanations I am sure there will be deviations from the list by the many contributors that enjoy Russian Adams past series. I really can't make a true reading of Series 5...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks Jack as always speaking from the heart. Excellent synopsis and brings all these scents into perspective. I am happy for you that Antiquity has surpassed Musk Cologne and Pegwell Bay two of my...
  5. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Liked the Wafts from the loft impressions. Thank you for the link above. Symphonie de Neroli was the consensus number one for them which was interesting. I do like it myself and after my decant I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    In your early thoughts how do the four new ones stack up? It seems Antiquity is a clear leader at the moment for you. How about 2-4 or do you need more time to wear to get full impact? I have been...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I echo your thoughts on never selling a fragrance so far I haven't either. ALD as a house is hit or miss not all his creations are A plus but I found that one or two I may not care for others love so...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Fougere L'Aube by Rogue Perfumery
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Awesome! Happy Days. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Excellent, I can't wait to get a better feel for it when my decant comes in.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks Jack. Very descriptive and I know I am a softie for the Champa note so this will be a love for me I'm sure. Now whether it leans to feminine for me I could always enjoy it on the weekends...
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Yes seems like a mainstay at the moment for the fresh citrus appeal. It weaves back and forth with MFK, Creed and Frederic Malle. We are so fortunate to have so many perfumes that have perhaps a...
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    At the moment

    Xerjoff
    Bortnikoff
    La Via del Profumo
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    Great news indeed.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Long story short. Even under perhaps less than optimum conditions on these limited releases Russian Adam is a talented perfumer and I am thankful his compositions are this widely sort after and even...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think you will. Having a open positive mind I believe his trip to Dubai he had to do this due to the volume of traffic. With him out of the loop of day to day he had to close everything down to not...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Same with me for Siberian Summer. Ordered War & Peace from Luckyscent then Siberian Summer rom ALD. Received War & Peace Thursday not heard a dickie bird on Siberian Summer. But this isn't peculiar...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Communication is paramount in any business. If Adam is in Dubai per instagram that may be why the distribution is in a holding pattern. Scheduling can be to blame with him away from the day to day....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Maybe he has a shipping or packaging problem. I just can't imagine the amount of bottles that were originally listed are exhausted. It just doesn't make sense. I wonder if Russian Adam failed to see...
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    Re: Francesca Bianchi: LATEST DUO

    Both look tantalizingly good by the notes. Please update after full wears. I love the Dark Side and Etruscan Water. Francesca is a sheer talent.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well ALD site has all the new series on hold. Wow! Just a week elapsed and all are at this time unattainable. Not sure if this will work for the many in the future.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Wow! this is great news. I always wanted to try Turkish Leather. Thanks Bangkok Hound.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    In my opinion you will really like these scents. Prin Lomros is another artisan that has compositions compelling to wear.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I am a big fan. Could it be a lighter Koh-I-Nor? Florals don't appeal to many but some of my favorite Bortnikoff's are floral laced. So still very much interested.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is great news do we need to get on a waiting list? I think I did send my e-mail to them I will have to recheck. Antiquity is the only one I feel I will miss out on unless more product becomes...
  26. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I very much like both Musk & Amber Colognes and their lighter touch but I also like his heft merchants Bonheur, Vetiver Nocturne & Oud Maximus. his spectrum keeps me guessing whats next in a good way.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hearing a lot of good things about Siberian Summer. If it's half as good as Russian Musk it will be a winner for me. Well worth the wait.
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I need to revisit this once again. First outings I just didn't care for the opening at all but the more I wear it at night I may be coming around to a like. If it matures with age then all the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I feel your pain. I have Siberian Summer on it's way sometime not sure just when from ALD. But happy with going through Luckyscent for War & Peace and small samples of these others receiving those...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I agree totally not overbearing in any way. Just feel enveloped in spicy incense and so comforting to me when I wear it. I have really took to this and Mandrava from the house. It seems I need more...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thank you I will look forward to their impressions in time. I have really enjoyed their banter and no fuss delivery in the past.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Are Wafts saying anything yet about the Areej new series. They were spot on with Pegwell Bay.

    War & Peace was still potent when I woke up this morning. I am very happy I moved for this one.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    These newer offerings do sound rather exciting. The Lumberjack Cologne sounds something I need to test. I have a slight smile on my face thinking about Monty Pythons rendition of the Lumberjack song...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I know he will do the very best he can. I missed out on Antiquity before it sold out so Strifeknot was my avenue to get a decant to experience this composition. Very reliable and responsible he has...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well kick off for me is War & Peace and it is really something. About 30 minutes in and I think this in the top tier of Russian Adam's work so far. Just wonderful. It has the Roja Diaghilev vibe...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Looks like Antiquity is now has it's status updated as Sold Out on Luckyscent from backordered back in 14 days. So it looks like Luckyscent will not be able to source this anymore just like War &...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow! That is heavy stuff.

    I am glad you are in midst of fragrance enjoyment. I suppose many on here will be going through some meaningful delights in the upcoming hours. Hopefully, I will be one...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks JBS1 for your impressions. I have a full bottle of Siberian Summer on the way from ALD. I had a feeling this would sit somewhere between the two colognes from Bortnikoff reside.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Great read. The anticipation is unbearable come on afternoon mail. I know what Carly Simon was singing about now.
  40. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Although not the same it seemed to me to share that incense woody vibe and the deep spicy amber dry down. I have both and enjoy each in it's own way.
  41. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I haven't tried any of Adam's new creations yet but Amber and Musk Cologne are huge hits for Dmitry and very well accepted in the fragrance community it seems. I am hoping Siberian Summer scratches...
  42. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Although not as complex Rania J's Amber Loup may quench the thirst some.
  43. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It may not be receiving the love that his other series has gotten but this and Zemfira are very well composed. I am a big fan of both.
  44. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It is a very good house. Mandrava is a special one for me. Prin Lomros has another outlet called Strangers that have some very good compositions. You may want to check that one out also.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Yes I agree. From my sample Burning Ben has grown on me more than I thought.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Presentation looks awesome. Tomorrow will be my early Christmas.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thank you for the update and also thanks for the link. Fortunately, I did set it up in the past and it works perfectly for me.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Forgive me for sounding so simpleminded but how do you look up your orders on their website? I just can't find a icon to direct me there like say a company like Luckyscent. I have ordered from them...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Indeed it is. A very special one.

    On a side note I just got notification from Luckyscent War and Peace just shipped. I had fingers crossed they didn't over sell as inventory was running low this...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Excellent! Thanks.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Jack Hunter thought Plumeria de Orris would fly under the radar compared to the others. I was a bit afraid it would lean feminine for me. Would you enjoy this in various social gatherings?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Very concise and informative. The "game is afoot Watson" Adam has mastered this art it seems. Congrats on your shipment.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes, I thought the same. I perhaps have missed out on Antiquity the way it looks. But Siberian Summer was the one I would wear the most especially during work hours. Antiquity would have been a...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    My favorite so far is Mandarava from the line. He also has another outlet site called Strangers and he has some good ones there to sample too. Gheorghe, Salted Green Mango and Burning Ben I have...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Jumped for Siberian Summer this morning as this is starting to get crazy with Antiqity now on hold. Probably Siberian Summer would have been next by all accounts.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't know if this has come up before but can you tell how many bottles of a scent is left on the ALD website? Or does it come up running low to signify the end is nigh or on hold. Does on hold...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I for one didn't see it coming either based on the last series not selling out like the first and second series. In fact if I'm not mistaken two of the four in the last series is still on the books...
  58. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Agree 100% It has aged very well for me as well. As stated above I just purchased a backup bottle because the champaka note has me capitvated. Knowing full well the ALD releases were on the horizon I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Excellent decision well warranted I feel as I did the same purchasing from Luckyscent. Now as noted above on the Areej website it is on hold. Not sure what that really means but perhaps Russian Adam...
  60. Re: Rare Xerjoff's limited time for US customers

    Cavour 1 is the Turin flagship store scent. A great scent it closely resembles Kemi Aurum under the same Xerjoff umbrella. It was available for a limited time through Xerjoff universe online. I don't...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree totally. Antiquity will be the next one to run out it seems from the blogosphere. The ingredients do look tantalizingly good. Again, I was hoping to test it first but Russian Adam has quite a...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Planning on both these next after sampling.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm in your camp but I would love to sample first which they should arrive with War and Peace from Luckyscent. This will be another office friendly one by the notes listed. So hopefully a full bottle...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes, I believe that is correct on the first run. May run in the twenties the next run if not completely sold out. War and Peace has 7 left at 9.15 am EST at Luckyscent.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    As a side note Antiquity is already on back order at Luckyscent. Wow! Surprisingly fast too.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well that was lightning fast on War and Peace running low. I just pulled the plug myself oweing to completely running out within days like the first series. I was hoping for early reports to make a...
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    Re: What's happening with Parfum D'Empire???

    Seconded. They are wonderful to work with and provide plenty of samples to boot.
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    Re: What's happening with Parfum D'Empire???

    Cuir Ottoman is a favorite of mine. Hopefully, PDE will restart again with their entire line. Like above really not sure what is going on.
  69. Re: Rare Xerjoff's limited time for US customers

    I think the reviewer was meaning the Xerjoff Alexandria line so the sub collection. I am sure Xerjoff will have more additions to this collection in the future as it seems to be very successful for...
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    Reading reviews on another site it is different but perhaps not to different for Imperial and Orientale. A reviewer suggested if you are a completest this would fit the bill. I am assuming because...
  71. Re: Rare Xerjoff's limited time for US customers

    Alexandria III is now available on Xerjoff Universe.

    Cinnamon, rosewood, lily of the valley, lavender, cedar wood, Amber, sandlewood, Musk and vanilla.

    €250.00
    ...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed. The champaka note is calling my name.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    30ml is my personal favorite volume price point as even 50ml I probably will never exhaust. I also respect the reduction to $9.00 shipping as well for Stateside customers. I seem to end up getting...
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    Re: Interesting Scottish perfumer from 1965

    Excellent find on Amlaib. and the now Seaweed Organics.
  75. Re: Xerjoff JTC - Polo 1862 (Harrods exclusive)

    Not yet I don't think. But it seems Xerjoff Universe online brings hard to source compositions targeted to either select areas or exclusives such as Emery and Aubres for a very limited opportunity...
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    Re: Interesting Scottish perfumer from 1965

    Very Interesting indeed. Scotland is such a beautiful place to visit. The Highland landscape is just gorgeous. I hope someone can shed some light on this perfumer and perhaps his compositions if any...
  77. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'm glad Musk Cologne is receiving high marks as I just ponied up a back up along with L'Heure Exquise before the inevitable out of stock shows up.
  78. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Some great scents. Excellent choices.
  79. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Perfectly put. Bonheur has become a potent monster from my very first impressions the more it has matured I now have be careful on the number of sprays I use especially in social gatherings. Amber...
  80. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Funny how we are all different and get pleasure from certain blends. Vetiver Nocturne and L'Heure Exquise are my top dogs after many wearings. But I do not discount his other compositions as Oud...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Excellent post very well put. Sourcing indeed will be harder and harder and thus the price inflection point will continue to rise. Fragrance lovers will be at a disadvantage because at some point...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes very informative. Thanks!
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Roja Dove Arabian Collection

    They are all good in the Gulf collection. Kuwait is my favorite with Sultanate of Oman next, both very special.
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    Excellent scent that seems better to me around late fall to winter. Perhaps when I first experienced it that seemed to be the time that I couldn't put it down. One of the better scents from the house.
  85. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    That would be something because it smells great to me already. Top drawer.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mandarava by Prissana. Prim is doing wonderful things at Prissana and Strangers.
  87. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yes, I agree too a faint Musk circulating around the citrus and florals. I appreciate more each time I wear it. It is a perfect scent for the office as you can enjoy it and not be to dramatic.
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    No doubting Symphonie is very well blended and give it more time it could blossom even more. I have been going back and forth so far with this and Zemfira as I really enjoy both in his typical...
  89. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    +1 By far the most Christmas vibe. Also Slumberhouse Norne has that same feel.
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    New Areej le Dore series 5 offerings and Francesca Bianchi's two new scents.
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    Re: Got 7 fragrances on the way...

    Silver Mountain Water and Spice & Wood from Creed are my personal favorites. But I hope you like them all.

    Also in that list I do like Roja Elysium Parfum,VIW and Jovoy Incident Diplomatique. You...
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    Re: Francesca Bianchi: LATEST DUO

    Yes I am. Thankfully her 30ml bottles have been competively priced in the past.
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    Re: eBay 10% coupon for September

    Thank you always helpful to know.
  94. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hit me the same way. I will have to see if it softens when I revisit in the future. But it looks like 10ml will be more than enough for me.
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    Re: did a 180 on Roja Elysium

    I have to agree. I do like Elysium perfume but don't reach for it to often. When I need a Roja fix I generally look to the Gulf series. But Elysium is pleasant and I am glad I own it.
  96. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Do you feel like Musk Cologne is dialed down compared to Musk Khabib? It took me a little time to enjoy both. In fact at first Musk Khabib didn't hit the mark for me but the more I got accustomed to...
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    Re: A strifeknot appreciation thread :)

    Good news his splits thread has returned. It's all good now!
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    To many to mention But my top choices
    Enigma
    Great Britain
    Danger
    UAE
    Kuwait
    Sultinate of Oman
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Diaghiiev
    London
  99. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wood & Leather I perfectly understand your whole interpretation of the three. I have after a few wearing's Zemfira has catapulted to my no.1 out of the three it just needed a little more...
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    Re: A strifeknot appreciation thread :)

    Phew! Thanks for the update. I was about to pull the trigger on a couple more of his selections.
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