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    Re: Body Shop Red Musk ?

    Thanks for reporting back on this one. Sounds good !
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Everything has an end.....only sausages have two, (ancient german proverb).
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    Re: please delete this thread

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  4. Re: Beautiful Lead Crystal Flacons and Presentation - Your Views... and Photo's !!!

    Thanks for the tip hednic !
    I doubt whether I will ever be in a position to afford such treasures, but I will check out the images of them on the internet. I too like some of the modern, (especially...
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Great idea ! What a fantastic escape from "Creed batch numbers".....yawn, yawn....
    I can gladly give you some tips, having been branded as a "cheapskate" by certain members, lol !

    Here's a...
  6. Beautiful Lead Crystal Flacons and Presentation - Your Views... and Photo's !!!

    I used to think that investing in crystal flacons etc. was a waste of money, but now I have changed my opinion and get great pleasure from some unique flacons I have managed to find. I also came...
  7. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Jean-Louis Scherrer - ...a little bit dirty, (in a very sexual manner) ...at the same time very classy. Probably my favourite green.
    Metal - Paco Rabanne
    Vent Vert - Pierre Balmain...
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    Re: I love Fahrenheit ! will i like Farenight ?

    There was a shop in Berlin that had a rendition of the this classic called "Far and High".

    I much prefer the authentic Fahrenheight...
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    Re: I love Fahrenheit ! will i like Farenight ?

    lol !
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    Re: Help Needed Re Vintage Guerlain...

    Thanks easyfish. I looked on Andre's code lists for Guerlains - they go back as far as the 70's /60's, but I have a feeling this could be older.
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    Re: Help Needed Re Vintage Guerlain...

    Thanks Sam, I didn't realise there was an additional outer box. Will post some photo's this evening.
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    Re: Help Needed Re Vintage Guerlain...

    Thanks very much for your help Mr. G. There is a sticker on the bottom of the flacon, but it just has a code no on it and and some authorised Guerlain retailer details.
    I will post a few photo's of...
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    Help Needed Re Vintage Guerlain...

    Hoping Guerlain experts can help me out here....
    Today I bought a vintage boxed flacon of Mitsouko at the flea-market.
    The box is the old classic style with the trees and figure in a brown tone...
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    I'm hoping that some british members can contribute to this thread as I believe this range is on sale at Marks & Sparks ??
  15. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez. Although listed as an edt it has edp strength. Trust me ! Ultra masculine, this one - and at the same time incredibly elegant.
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    Re: What are your favourite ginger scents?

    Origins used to produce a sensational ginger fragrance, ( I'm not sure if they still have it on offer in their range). It was by far the best ginger fragrance I have tried. Carolina Herrera had a...
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Ivory, sorry for the delay. I've given Vanille Noire a couple of wearings since your post. I had forgotton just how good this fragrance is, ( hednic also rates it as one of the top four on offer from...
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Thanks for your review in the directory. I quoted your review by the way !!
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Thanks for posting hednic. Which are your top four or five out of the series ?
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    I haven't worn it for a while so I'll dig it out and get back to you.
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    Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Les Senteurs Gourmandes is a series of fragrances produced by Laurence Dumont.
    Looking at the list of their perfumes you would think they have some sort of vanilla fetish. They have even produced a...
  22. Re: Chanel no 5 Eau Premiere - Sensational Barbershop Vibe !!

    It is marketed as a female fragrance, but because of its, (in my view) strong barbershop vibe I feel that it is discreet enough for a man to wear.
    Real "macho" guys in Iran and the Middle East wear...
  23. Chanel no 5 Eau Premiere - Sensational Barbershop Vibe !!

    I probably would never ever have bothered trying this fragrance, but today at the flea market a seller had a full bottle of this and curiosity prompted me to sniff the the top of the flacon and cap....
  24. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    Interesting. Thanks for your posts by the way.
    Maybe I do have the answer....
    I noticed at a giant flea market I visit a guy who had two different miniatures of V.O. One said V.O. Homme on the box...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    This....and they have more initiative as a house. LVMH gives the companies under it's umbrella a certain amount of freedom and creativity and each house has its own boss.
  26. Re: Timeless Classic... Versus... Dated Fragrance ?

    I agree totally badarun. Dated doesn't exist for me either, (especially as a collector of older fragrances !). The reason I am asking this question is because in my thread regarding L'Home Ideal,...
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    Re: Aventus...Am I missing something or all hype?

    You are right with your perception of this fragrance. It has been hyped out of all proportion, even more so than Pure Malt here on basenotes. Smelling Aventus was for me the biggest anti-climax I...
  28. Timeless Classic... Versus... Dated Fragrance ?

    Which fragrances would you class as dated, as opposed to timeless ?
    I personally would class Chanel No.5 as a timeless classic. I would also class Kouros as timeless, but perhaps many would...
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    Re: Musc Makkah - Amber of Yemen - Musc Black

    Thanks for posting. Perhaps a modorater can join this thread under the original thread ?
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Sorry for not adressing your question sooner. It's a tough one. I can think of only 2 so far... ...
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    Re: How To Fragrance Talcum Powder ?

    Thanks to everyone for your advice and thanks Irina for providing the link.
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    How To Fragrance Talcum Powder ?

    I've found a shop that sells high quality grade talcum powder, unperfumed. I have quite a few classic discontinued fragranced talcs, (from Dior etc) which I really enjoy wearing.
    Has anyone tried...
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    Body Shop Red Musk ?

    I believe this is a very recent release. Has anyone tried it ?
    The notes sound intiguing and include... tobacco, musk, pepper and cinnamon.
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    Re: Scent Direct - What's Happened ?

    Updating this thread.
    It looks like this company no longer exists.
    It's a shame because their perfume database containing all those wonderful olfactory pyramids has gone with them...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I can't help how I feel on this one and it's only my personal opinion that I am expressing. There have been many releases over the past four or five years that have left, (me), (personally)...
  36. Re: Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    Thanks teardrop, it sounds great. I can't wait to try it !!!
    I am always a bit disappointed with australian sandalwood, but judging by the various reports I've heard about this one it seems they...
  37. Re: Question re. Lutens Ambre Sultan Packaging ??

    Thanks everyone for your views and your help. I finally tested it today in Douglas in Frejus. I gave 2 sprays to the neck and sprayed a tester strip.
    I am not an amber fan, in fact I often find...
  38. Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    Thanks for your opinions !
  39. Re: Question re. Lutens Ambre Sultan Packaging ??

    I am wondering if this is a more concentrated strength version of Ambre Sultan ?

    ...also, what are your thoughts on Ambre Sultan ? I tend to find amber can be overbearing/ cloying. Is that the...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    ...prefer Iggy Pop. lol !
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I guess I am a bit anti generic, but I think many basenoters are. We all wait in anticipation when a new perfume is released, (there seems to have been a whole string of releases over the past four...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I certainly do not feel that my opinion is more valid than anyone else's here. Why on earth do you think such a thing ?
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Also, to clear up another confusion....

    I am not against modern perfumes / modern style perfumery.
    The ultra modern/ radically different take on the classic Eau Sauvage, (namely Eau Sauvage...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Okay, this was my thread ...

    Please read it again, carefully.
    Nowhere in the post did I say or imply that this fragrance would not fare well or be successful. I was merely expressing my personal...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    If you want to wear a baseball cap, fine. There are many baseball caps out there. You can wear them to the front, backwards, (like those rappers do) or to the side. Popular can sometimes be seen as...
  46. Re: Question re. Lutens Ambre Sultan Packaging ??

    Thanks !
    That's the one I looked at.
  47. Re: Question re. Lutens Ambre Sultan Packaging ??

    Thanks for your post.
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    Re: Mekkanische rose - out of this world *****!!!!!

    Thanks for the photo ioriw !
    Last year I visited the shop and the owner gave me the sad news that his Brother had died.
    The shop is still going strong and the owner is creating new perfumes. Last...
  49. Question re. Lutens Ambre Sultan Packaging ??

    At the local Frejus weekly market there are a couple of perfume traders that have mostly testers for sale, but today one of them had Ambre Sultan in what looks it's original box. In the box was an...
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    Re: Hermessence: Cuir d'Ange

    Sounds interesting Franco. I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing !
  51. Re: Cuir Sensuel - Francis Kurkdjian - Incredible Drydown !

    So pleased you got this one hednic ! ....and relieved that you are not disappointed with it. Lin Sauvage is also good, but I find it's a take on Eau Sauvage. and Cotton Chic is a take on Cool Water....
  52. Re: Davidoff Adventure / Silver Shadow...... Any Good ??

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  53. Davidoff Adventure / Silver Shadow...... Any Good ??

    Thanks for advice !
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    Re: Molinard Patchouli Intense

    I've just discovered and bought a fragrance called Tutti Patchouli and am receiving a lot of compliments on it. People are telling me it smells woody, (possibly at the post drydown stage). It costs...
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    Lanvin for Men
    Green Water
    Sagamore
    Le 3' Homme
    Monsieur Gres
    Loewe pour Homme
    ..there are many others too...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Musky, you are certainly right that people seem split on this one and I agree we should have another discussion about it in two years time to see how it has evolved. I am thankful that although we...
  57. Re: Fragrance that smells like Thiouraye (Senegalese incense)

    Sounds intriguing ! On google they call it frankincense. Is it regular frankincense or a variation ?? I'm interested to know. If it is regular frankincense, (like the type found in Somalia), then...
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    Mont St Michel Eau de Cologne (version "Fraicheur Intense") is my absolute favourite. It's like an extrait version of an eau de cologne, (if you see what I mean). It's the most beautiful, refined...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    [QUOTE=Kaern;3253665][QUOTE=Emoe;3246605]Personally, I rate it as the best Geurlain for men,/QUOTE]

    Yeah, yeah -- I know it's all 'subjective' and shit but this had me almost doubled over

    Ideal...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Hi musky monkey, it's not a criticism of Guerlain. It's a criticism of the way the perfume industry as a whole is going. Guerlain and Caron are probably my two favourite houses regarding the creation...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    The sad thing is that both Guerlain and Caron never used to play to the "broad tastes". They were daring, different and bold. They experimented on a "take it or leave it basis" and mostly it worked...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum ?

    Thanks Jack. I'm intrigued by your comments, because the seller also has this one on special offer for €35 as well as the edp. I already own the edt. Is the L'Eau stronger in your opinion or just a...
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    Re: Musc Makkah - Amber of Yemen - Musc Black

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050122_zps87a40ea5.jpg
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    Re: Musc Makkah - Amber of Yemen - Musc Black

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050129_zpsc116766a.jpg
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    Re: Musc Makkah - Amber of Yemen - Musc Black

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050113_zpsa1f47d93.jpg
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    Re: Musc Makkah - Amber of Yemen - Musc Black

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050107_zps9bc0c4ac.jpg
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    Musc Makkah - Amber of Yemen - Musc Black

    I bought these a week ago. I've given them several wearings and I am really enjoying them. They are strong, but not overpowering or headache inducing like some of the arabic oil based perfumes....
  68. Re: Passion d'Homme - Rodier - Unknown And Underrated !

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050102_zps1f798aa6.jpg
  69. Passion d'Homme - Rodier - Unknown And Underrated !

    If you are a fan of Pure Havane, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee or, (to a lesser extent A*Men) then this one is worth searching out.
    I once found the notes, (possibly on the scent direct website which...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum ?

    Thanks. I thought Habit Rouge was one of the few that didn't undergo reformulations.
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    Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum ?

    Which do you prefer between these two, the edp or edt ?
    Why is the edp not listed in the basenotes directory ?
    Thanks for your views.
  72. Re: Two New D'Orsays - Ambre Et Musc & Oud Et Bois!!

    Thanks hednic for sharing this and including images of the flacons !
    Sounds interesting.
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    Caron Reformulations - And Packaging

    I have heard a lot of terrible news about many of the classic, (womens) Caron's having been massacred and now barely recognisable.
    I am interested in buying N'Aimez Que Moi which according to many...
  74. Re: When ARABIC style meets FRENCH perfumery?>> El Nabil Perfumes !!

    ...it is in fact, truly in every sense a french product. The perfumes are created and manufactured in France. Perhaps that's the reason they are so outstanding !
  75. Re: When ARABIC style meets FRENCH perfumery?>> El Nabil Perfumes !!

    I have now bought two of them and really like the way they perform as oil based fragrances. The ones I have are Jeddah City, which has an amazing caramel/powdery, sandalwood drydown.
    The other is...
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    Re: Question For Mugler A*Men Pure Fans ?

    Thanks to both of you for explaining !
    It is bloody annoying when these companies describe a product as a limited edition when it is clearly not. Very confusing. No doubt seen as a clever marketing...
  77. Re: Give me your criticisms on my next purchases (beginner on a small budget).

    darude, if Fahrenheit is your all time favourite you have to buy Pampero from the firm called Parfums Christine Darvin. It's an excellent copy of the original formula Fahrenheit. Many fans think it...
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    Re: Question For Mugler A*Men Pure Fans ?

    Thanks so much for checking and posting. I think there is a slight misunderstanding here. I was referring to the whole A*Men Pure series, rather than the fragrance called Pure Energy/ Shot. I am...
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    Question For Mugler A*Men Pure Fans ?

    What is the status of the A*Men Pure series ?
    ... are they all still in production?/ in limited amounts?/ are only some of the series being re-issued, (according to popularity)?
    I am asking because...
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    El Nabil Perfume Oils

    www.el-nabil.com
    Does anyone have experience with these perfumes ?
  81. Arabic Oil Based Perfumes, (Ouds etc.) Sorting Out The Good From The Bad ?

    My experiences so far have led me to believe this is something of a minefield, to say the least.
    I have 4-5 oud blends that were expensive, but I am not convinced that they are actually higher...
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    Re: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Thanks for correcting us re. the flankers.
    I have given this another try and it's really growing on me. I do find it unique and yet retaining something of the old school Guerlain fond which I also...
  83. Thread: Nuit d'Issey?

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    Re: Nuit d'Issey?

    I tried this today.
    It remeinded me a lot of the last couple of releases from Jacques Bogart, (especially Riviera Nights) Very heavy on the candid fruits. I only gave it a spray on a tester strip,...
  84. Re: Recommendations For An Arabic Oil Based Sandalwood Perfume ?

    Thanks for the advice.
  85. Re: Recommendations For An Arabic Oil Based Sandalwood Perfume ?

    Thanks for mentioning this lpp !!
    ....I am not a fan of Australian sandalwood. I find it very inferior to the Mysore sandalwood. I wonder if it's possible to tell the difference from the newer...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Finally this has hit the shelves down in the south of France and today I gave it a testing.
    My initial reaction was...dry, dry, dry !!! This one is exceptionally dry on the opening. At first I'm...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Thanks for sharing with us all. This is one I have never come across, but I will be on the lookout now. Sounds great and the reviews over on fragrantica certainly do it justice !!
  88. Re: Recommendations For An Arabic Oil Based Sandalwood Perfume ?

    Thanks.
  89. Thread: MiP discontinued

    by david
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Thanks for informing us all.

    ....at the end of the day this has given everyone a warning sign. It's up to people who are genuinely interested in this fragrance to do some further research...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    " A good heavy dousing of Shalimar Extrait is friggin gorgeous and smooth". mikeperez23

    Love this Mike !!! lol.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks for the warning.
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    Re: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Agree.
    ...I count 23 Shalimar flankers to date. I wonder how many people mistakenly purchase a different version to the one they wanted ?
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    Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Thanks for sharing !
    I noticed that in Italy there seems to be a a huge interest in talcum powder as a dominant note in perfumes and Pino Sylvestre has had a huge hit with its "Talco" fragrance.
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    Re: Keiko Mecheri...Any worth owning?

    Received a few samples from Marlen, but was generally unimpressed.
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    Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Firstly, I don't get all this abuse of brand perfume names ? In the perfume industry everyone's doing it. It doesn't make sense and confuses and irritates the consumer.
    So you have it. Shalimar...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I tried this today and I am quite impressed. It has little or nothing to do with the classic Shalimar, but to my nose it attains some sort of bond with the classic Guerlain fond. I have only tried it...
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    Re: Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

    To me neither. I didn't detect coffee. Just tonnes of pink syrupy fruits. Horrible.
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    Re: Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

    Just tried this today. Don't hold your breath. YSL have jumped on the bandwagon. It's a La Petite Robe Noir/ Coco Madamoiselle/....(and all the rest of them....) clone.
  99. Re: Recommendations For An Arabic Oil Based Sandalwood Perfume ?

    Thanks noggs and badarun.
    Is the Amouage Sandal an oil based perfume or an edt ?
  100. Recommendations For An Arabic Oil Based Sandalwood Perfume ?

    About ten years ago I discovered possibly the ultimate sandalwood perfume. It was from the Arabian Oud company who had a flagship store in Oxford Street, London. I told the assistant I was looking...
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