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  1. Re: I Envy Those That Get All Day Sillage From One Application

    I'm not that interested in sillage but I do want a fragrance to reach my nostrils without having to flap my shirt all the time!
    The first thing to remember is that there are a vast number of...
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    Re: Indian Place Names in Perfumery

    Moon of Baroda by Thameen
  3. Re: Does Honey Aoud smell like absinthe to anyone else?

    Not to me - I get quite a bit of cinnamon in it, but nothing wormwoody.
    On the other hand an absinthe oud - mmmm! I'd love to get my paws on something that pulled that off.
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Agree. But perhaps it's due to a different way in which perfumes are promoted in different countries. I used to find posts by posters in the US who said they were offered free samples while just...
  5. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    None, in my opinion.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Re: the prolific perfumer post: https://perfumesilove.com/2016/09/28/the-price-of-fame/

    Duchaufour also once mentioned in an interview that he composes many unsigned attar-style perfumes for...
  7. Re: What Fragrance to Wear to a Salvador Dali Exhibition? (No Les Parfums Salvador Dali)

    One of the Amouage Myths? They're inspired by surrealism, apparently.

    Or a faecal oud? - Dali was obssessed by all things scatological.
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    Re: Greatest Hits : Olivia Giacobetti

    I am one of her many admirers. I would like to know why there have been hardly any releases attributed to her in recent years. Is she taking a break or are things being released that I'm unaware of?
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    Re: Wearable Oud Scents

    Xerjoff's Fars for wearability - a bright lavender and oud combo that is just right in terms of richness scale so it can be worn both for causal day to day use and for occasions. But it's pricey. :(
  10. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    One word of caution - it's a full on perfume and, in my opinion, not particularly suited to warm/hot weather. So should be tried when the temperature is a bit comfortable.
  11. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I think if you love Portrait of a Lady you will probably also appreciate this - though the two are quite different. With Fidelis it's the juxtaposition of smoke against the luscious fruity...
  12. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Definitely worth a try - as hednic said, it's quite different from the oud trio that were launched together (of which I own Rosam and Ambrarem). Those were more way out - this concentrates on being a...
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    Re: best and worst rose ouds

    Best: my all time favourite is probably Caron's Secret Oud (rose is quite soft in this one), followed by MFK's Oud Satin Mood and HDP's Rosam

    Least: way too many - have tried many stinkers as I...
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    Re: Montale Honey Aoud

    Hey Buysblind - totally agree that this is a superb release. (I tend to do reviews rather than chat about fumes on the forums; there do seem to be a couple of threads about this one but not sure how...
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    Re: I found my holy grail fragrance!

    Yup, Dia Man is quite exceptional - it has bugged me for years now (well, ever since I first fell for it) that we don't know the perfumer(s) who created it. I'd love to hunt out other work by them.
    ...
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    Re: Muggy Weather

    I agree with Shifty Bat who recommends dry and spicy. I'm not that keen on the spicy but find that dry ouds work really well when its hot and muggy. They may not be light and refreshing (though...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Oh MrsDalloway, you had me at 'sleepy'....! Yes, please.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Oh MrsDalloway, you had me at 'sleepy'....! Yes, please.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Wow - recent entries: a perfume review (Incendo by la Curie) and a charming entry on soap (I too fell in love with Irish Spring when I visited the US in 1980s).
    Thank you so much - this is the most...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Fantastic news - I'm bookmarking it.

    "Mainstream fragrances are for the most part so dull that they fail to offer both options open to the critic, praise and blame. They are usually neither good...
  21. Re: Interested in Amouage.. Suggestions please?

    Amouage has many wonderfully rich creations - many of them sharing a pristine frankincense note. Of course there are duds in the lineup but on the whole their strike is high. Prepare to have your...
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    Luca Turin reviews 7 March 2016

    Three this time -
    http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/luca-turin-reviews-latest-perfumes-by-guerlain-l-atelier-de-givenchy-lancome/
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    Re: Luca Turin reviews 1 February 2016

    Thanks for the heads up cazaubon - here's the link:
    http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/luca-turin-reviews-latest-perfumes-by-guerlain-dior/
  24. Re: Montale Black Musk - No love for a superstar

    Black Musk is one of my favourites too - it just makes me feel soooo good in my skin. Really energizing.
  25. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I am so sorry to hear of this Mr G - I loved your site! I didn't mind that you were overwhelmingly positive about the products, it was the depth of information and the gorgeous visuals (collected...
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    Luca Turin reviews 1 February 2016

    This time it's AdP's Ambra (pass, too many SA's have tried to sell me this one) and Beaufort's East Indies (definitely one I'd like to try):...
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    Luca Turin reviews 11 January 2016

    Shiseido's Ever Bloom and Michael Kors' White Luminous Gold.
    http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/luca-turin-reviews-perfumes-shiseido-ever-bloom-michael-kors-white-luminous-gold/
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    Re: Recommendations for Amouage

    My Amouage favourites:
    1 Dia Man (have old non-magnetic bottle, haven't tried the newer versions so can't comment on that front)
    2 Jubilation XXV
    3 Fate Woman
    4 Gold Man
    5 Memoir Man
    6...
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    Luca Turin's reviews 14 December 2015

    Givenchy and Valentino:
    http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/luca-turin-reviews-latest-2015-perfumes-gaiac-mystic-latelier-de-givenchy-valentino-donna/
  30. Re: Perfumers thoughts / opinions etc. on the IFRA / EU situation

    And here's J C Elena:
    What are your views on reformulation and IFRA and anti-allergen issues?

    JCE: For me, the oldest perfumes are not old. They are still selling. And because they are still...
  31. Re: Perfumers thoughts / opinions etc. on the IFRA / EU situation

    I think what the OP is trying to create here is a repository of links/references to perfumers' thoughts on IFRA - good, bad or ugly. That is a solid intention, to have a library of links for people...
  32. Re: Perfumers thoughts / opinions etc. on the IFRA / EU situation

    Thanks for finding the de Nicolai int Paul P - I've also seen video of her talking about certain ingredeints getting very difficult to work with - she mentioned saffron in particular.

    Anyway, in...
  33. Re: Perfumers thoughts / opinions etc. on the IFRA / EU situation

    Sorry, I don't have links to hand, but Patricia de Nicolai has voiced her concern about IFRA and there's a video about with Neela Vermeire claiming that Mohur was the only one of her debut trio to be...
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