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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

    nice photo
  2. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    I did. Really like it.
  3. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    War & Peace by Areej le Dore
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I think I prefer it to Intense
  5. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I’m warming up to War & Peace. It is my sotn as I try to figure it out. I’m starting to see it...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    I love Spirit of Persia.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Any faves?
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    Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Ahmed has become a major force, quietly making exquisite attars and fragrances from Southern California.

    He is different from, say, Sultan Pasha, in that he is using naturals exclusively, or...
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    I ordered a 9mL of Amora, which I do not have. I almost always enjoy Hendley's creations. I don't find they have the projection or longevity necessarily that I would prefer, but many fragrances these...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I enjoy Mandarava and ordered a full bottle that is due to arrive in a few days. Love that type of thing.

    I wore Apsarah today which you would not like, a fantastic floral feast supposedly done...
  11. Re: Letter from Elizabeth Arden to Ed Strobl Sr., Perfumer at the Albert Verley Co.

    wow, that's exciting, thanks for sharing that Paul.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    it is a cool color...

    Taco seasoning sounds wonderful to me.
  13. do you like alternating complex/challenging with more mainstream fragrances?

    I was watching the latest Wafts about Autumn frags, and they have some of my faves and likes such as Bogue Maai (love it), and Encens Chypre from Sultan Pasha (their first attar and they love it it...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    how do you like Brindaban?

    Today is my first wearing. I'm kind of blown away. But it does demand a lot of attention, such a complex scent. It is really, really unique partly I think because of...
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    I didn't get an email. And both Bourbons (regular and extrait) are shown as sold out.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

    Sote
    Brindaban
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Lol
  18. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I only know them on clothes. That's how I wear all fragrance.

    Still not (yet hopefully) a huge fan of this collection.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I was inspired by this thread to wear Apsarah buy Prissana (Prin Lomros):

    The perfume was created by Thai traditional perfumery methods with Thai & South Asia white flowers and precious woods. It...
  20. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Arrogance Pour Homme
    pikenz
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Arrogance Pour Homme
    Pikenz

    Sotn
  22. Re: Arrogance Pour Homme ~ Pikenz Version.

    Is the Denise version older?
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I actually believe that gender is biological and I don’t go for today’s gender ideas. All I’m saying is that perfume doesn’t have any gender basis.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

    SOTE
    Sir Winston by Bortnikoff
  25. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The Prins -- well Ma Nishtana, Turkish Leather, Apsarah, Ember, Cigar Rum. These are magnificent.
  26. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    yes indeed, just a discussion.

    Those old ones had punch. The Bortnikoffs that were best were all the prior ones. The newest collection is still good, especially Sir Winston.

    Oud Monarch, Musk...
  27. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have never sold a fragrance but I may sell these. I'm not that thrilled with any of them. And then I try one of the Bortnikoffs, or Elixir Attar's incredible creations, or Prin's, and I say, these...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    very interesting. Zealot Crusader has amazing posts and historical context. Thank you.

    I know that Mouchoir de Monsieur was marketed to men around 1900. Fougere Royale before that. But most scent...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

    War & Peace by Areej le Dore
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I do agree that scent was once unisex and became differentiated by gender somewhere along the line for marketing reasons. Just like diamonds became associated with engagements and marriage because of...
  31. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There is something about War & Peace that is a note that reminds of of Ottoman Empire II. It isn’t a love. Not sure what it is. I am trying to figure it out. I do like OE II and wear it sometimes but...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Awwwww. Nice story.
  33. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Rosenthal by Hendley
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Casaque by Vermeil
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Yes vintage chypres marketed to women can be amazing.
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    Re: casaque by Jean Louis Vermeil

    I bought some and I think it’s wonderful. It is a really high end Heritage vibe for me.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I think it opened up my mind to new scents and new scent ideas.

    And I am a very “masculine” man. I don’t mind wearing florals or whatever either. I have gotten over that “what will other people...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    lol
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    Re: share your method of application

    spray on left side of shirt. Never on skin.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I enjoy big florals actually.

    I love masculine fragrances but now I also love many feminines as well.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    thank you!
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    it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I have finally realized I had a block against "feminine" fragrances not because I didn't like them, but because I felt they were not for me as a man.

    I have gotten over that and love a lot of the...
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    Re: Haeckels Pegwell Bay experiences?

    I would wear it anytime, actually.

    So far just sampled one other from the house which wasn't as appealing but Pegwell Bay is a huge winner. I don't do seasonal wearing so I can wear this in the...
  44. Re: Jane Birkin on her mother's Schiaparelli Shocking

    is Shocking You any good?
  45. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    What about Shocking You by Schipparelli? The one that comes in an old bottle not the "female form" bottle? Is it any good?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Adamu from Mellifluence Scents lasted with Dior Homme Intense.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    I love that one.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    last night I applied Adamu by Mellifluence to a fresh t-shirt. Adamu is said to be inspired by Dior Homme. It is really a great scent, and Abdullah said he has over 80 ingredients and it was the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Dhi
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Sultan Pasha
    Bortnikoff
    Areej le Dore
    Prissana / Strangers tossup with #3
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare Thoughts?

    Chypre Palatin is very nice from the house. Have not tried Invasion.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

    Sote
    Aranyaka by Pryn.
  53. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Congratulations
  54. Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    I love them. Thank you.
  55. Re: Anyone ever had a dud bottle of Azzaro ?

    The current version especially has sharp aniseseed that to some noses could be something a little unpleasant. It is the basic dna but the current one is sharper to my nose.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Slept with Fahrenheit from the 1990s last night.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A back up bottle of Fahrenheit from the 1990s.
  58. Re: Anyone ever had a dud bottle of Azzaro ?

    Spray on clothes. It’s sharp. But it smooths out. The older vintage is smoother but the new has that sharpness
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

    Ahh, today is such a great Burvuvu day. So that’s the SOTD. Man, this is so great, it is one of my all time favorites. Just so fantastic in all its other angles besides a “cedar scent”.
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    I just bought second Fahrenheit. A 1990s bottle as a backup.

    My first backup bottle was Turkish Leather. And it’s no longer available. Although Prin is coming out with something similar.
  61. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Vintage Fahrenheit edt
  62. Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Elixir Attars Al-Ghaliyah Bulgare Fleuri Et Animalique- Second Release

    This one is indescribable. It is a masterpiece in every way including, for a natural, projection and longevity.

    My wife...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Viere
    Mellifluence Scents

    very entertaining scent. Medicinal and really develops.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    222 Viere
    by Mellifluence

    Base Notes: Chang Rai Oud, Vetiver CO2, 2002 Labdanum, Vanilla Absolute

    Heart Notes: Iris Abs, Helichrysum Abs, Civet, Buddha Wood CO2, Bushmans Candle Abs

    Top...
  65. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Bogue Douleur
    Sultan Pasha Al Hareem
    Leonard Pour Homme
    Carven Ma Griff vintage
    DHP
    DHS (from a fellow Basenoter)
    Dhanal Oudh Nashwah by Rasasi
    GIANFRANCO FERRE UOMO
    Mandarava by Prissana
  66. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Congrats. Fantastic.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    SOTE
    Sultan Pasha Reve Narcotique
  68. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    Great idea and it’s a great response from the company. Thank you
  69. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    Great idea and it’s a great response from the company. Thank you
  70. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    Interesting list. Thank you
  71. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks. Very cool.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wanted to try the new Areej bottles so I started with Antiquity as that was quite intriguing.
  73. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    On an old thread someone said Habit Rouge. I’m not sure that is at all similar.
  74. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Am I the only one that get kind of a licorice note from Antiquity?
  75. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Dior Homme

    This one is super nice. No wonder it’s popular here.
  76. Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    Something that has high quality ingredients...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    Antiquity by Areej le Dore
  78. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Antiquity is probably built on musk ketone, a nitro musk, because it is listed as from that time period. I believe that in some regulatory regimes they are restricted in quantity and probably aren’t...
  79. Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    1980s Miss Dior

    This is superb.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/470137-Using-an-eye-dropper-for-my-splash-bottles
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Prin is one of my favorite artisans. Great news. Turkish Leather and Apsarah and Scotch Peat are favorites.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    One bottle of GIT I never wear.
  83. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Great ideas here. Thank you.
  84. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Indeed this my feeling too.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Al-Ghaliyah Bulgare Fleuri Et Animalique- Second Release
    Elixir Attar

    One of the finest attars I’ve experienced.

    1- Surirankah Naya SriLankan Oud from Ensar’s Senkoh series.
    2- A plethora of...
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    Re: Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah (2011)

    a safe blind buy, I just ordered some, thank you
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

    Al-Ghaliyah Bulgare Fleuri Et Animalique

    from Elixir Attars - this one is very nice.

    1- Surirankah Naya SriLankan Oud from Ensar’s Senkoh series.

    2- A plethora of very costly floral...
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Symphonie de Neroli is quite pleasant but for me, doesn't last more than 4 or 5 hours. (I always wear it on undershirt not skin.) It reminds me of the colognes that Dmitry has done, but without the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

    Spirit of Japan by Elixir Attars

    Top notes : gardenia enfleurage, turmeric, fenugreek, cinammon, anise, cloves

    Middle notes: heliotrope, labdanum, cypress, cumin

    Base notes: sandalwood,...
  90. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I usually agree with Wafts though. Nobody else. Those boys are right 99% of the time.

    I have my bottles downstairs in the mail room. Due to travel now I’ll be getting them and today should have...
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    Re: Best Floral Fragrance?

    Ocean of Flowers by Sultan Pasha

    Miss Dior vintage

    Walimah attar by Areej le Dore
  92. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Wow. Impressive. I enjoy this one a lot. Have you tried the Blue Lotus? Magic.

    Last night for me it was casaque by Jean Louis Vermeil
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

    You are living in the future. Who won the elections in USA in 2020? What stock did 1000% in price appreciation?
  94. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Noir Epices isn't heavy. It starts out with the orange peel and then the spices. There is no amber or vanillic base to it, and it doesn't wear heavy as it is NOT an oriental.
  95. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Noir Epices
    Frederic Malle
  96. Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Sultan Pasha Juriah
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Azzaro Pour Homme vintage
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

    SOTA
    Azzaro Pour Homme vintage
  99. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Amouage Epic Man
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Symphonie de Néroli

    This is quite pleasant.
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