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  1. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I don't care how cheap a sample set / discovery set is.
    The samples should not be leaking, period.
    If samples are damaged, they are exposed to air and evaporating, which as you know is not good....
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th April 2015

    Nautica Voyage
  3. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I also received the sample set. One of the samples leaked in the box.
    I emailed them and within 24 hours, they mailed me back.
    The leaking sample will be replaced. Let's wait and see...

    I am...
  4. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Drone is the joke of the line-up.
    Fresh, airy, transparent, minimalistic.
    Nose fatigue inducing. Designer-esque.
    Very wearable and recognisable.
    Green, grassy vetiver.
    Hilarious.
  5. Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    I hate this stuff.
  6. Re: How much do you think presentation/packaging impact your choice of a perfume

    This.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    That creamy/minty orange lasts for hours on my skin.
    It just doesn't fade.
    Same with Pure Malt, those boozy/berry topnotes last till the end.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 29th March 2015

    Ferragamo Black (sample)
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    The opening is nice.
    It dries down to something very old school.
    And quite frankly, cheap to my nose.

    This minimalistic BS in the MFK line is infuriating.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I'm getting a ton of creamy and minty orange with some vague gourmandish patchouli peeking through.
    I don't really recognise any reference to Pure Malt or the original A*Men in this.
    The...
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Yes indeed. To me it smells like Allure Homme + La Nuit + ..... Fierce by A&F.
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    I can't believe how good this is. Black is sex in a bottle.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd March 2015

    24 Gold (sample)
  14. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    There is something high-pitched and sharp about Noise that doesn't fit the video.
    The opening is close to unbearable and evokes the darkest thoughts in me.
    It smells like something you would wear...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I can honestly say that the weirdest things happen when I wear Fierce.

    It sounds surreal, I can barely believe it myself, but I'm not joking. I wish I was.

    There are days that I would like to...
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    Ignoring his overpriced creations is the best advice.
  17. Cuoio (Pal Zileri) VS Leather (Monotheme)

    Both are Tuscan Leather clones.
    What are the differences and which clone do you prefer?
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    Loewe 7 (sample)
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    Re: O Hira by Stephane Humbert Lucas

    Everyone can give their opinion about the pricing of products.
  20. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I don't want to ruin the fun but.... the sample set... are those spray samples?
    And do they add shipping costs?
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    Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    I have raved about this perfume quite a bit on this forum.
    Even made various topics about it.

    It's very unique in the Oud realm.
    Complex composition.
    High quality ingredients.
    Very strong,...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Jeremy Fragrance calls this a "one night stand" fragrance if I'm correct.
    It's just a big fat IES effect, overhyped to the max.
  23. Re: My Perfume Samples is less expensive than STC, DS

    Update.

    Packaging is okay.
    Samples were inside bubble wrap and put into a padded envelope.
    For a package worth $60, I had to pay $32 customs fees.
    Since they can't mail perfumes worldwide,...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I have nothing against hyped fragrances.
    LIDGE - DHI - Pure Malt - Aventus - I own them all.

    Now CH Men...... meh.
    It opens with a sour green aroma similar to 212 Men.
    It dries down to a...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    I strongly suspect you have nose fatigue.
    Demachy creations rarely lack projection and sillage.
    Just look at DHI, Colonia Intensa Oud, Eau Sauvage Parfum.
    All of these have monster projection.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 12, 2014

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.23655.jpg

    Eau For Men (sample)
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    Yes, I notice this too.
    There is quite a drastic change in the drydown.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    WOW

    Yes, I am blown away.

    Eau For Men is simply amazing.
    I can't believe it.
    The iris on top is deconstructed to take the feminine aspects away.
    It quickly morphs into the most amazing...
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    Poll: Re: Lomani AB Silver vs Ilum Dean Fresco

    The Lomani for sure.
  30. Re: My Perfume Samples is less expensive than STC, DS

    Okay, I've put MyPerfumeSamples to the test.

    I ordered some 3ml spray samples, worth $60 without shipping.
    It needs to ship from the States to Europe so it's quite a distance.
    International...
  31. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    The exclusivity of niche is not about the fragrances anymore.
    It's about the bling bling packaging and ridiculous profit margins.
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    Re: How is the Roja Dove line?

    The Roja Dove line is overpriced. Tacky packaging.
    I wouldn't even buy them if I was a millionaire.
  33. Re: My Perfume Samples is less expensive than STC, DS

    Weird, they seem to use boxes for shipping which is much safer, but you are getting padded envelopes... hmmm....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 23, 2014

    http://www.mytrendylady.com/img/products/products_5626_1412937081montblanc-ndividuel.jpg
  35. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    I agree.

    This opera line is more expensive than the Xerjoff Shooting Stars.
    I mean seriously, who buys this stuff?! $480 for 60ml?!
    It's even more tacky than the "glitter & glamour" of Roja...
  36. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    I don't agree. The quality of the fragrance should match the price, or should I say the "illusion" of quality.
    Which means that I don't need to know the cost of each ingredient.
    If the perfumer can...
  37. Re: Andy Tauer Criticizing Bertrand Duchaufour?

    Exactly.

    I would be very surprised if Tauer is not referring to this.
  38. Andy Tauer Criticizing Bertrand Duchaufour?

    http://www.tauerperfumes.com/blog/creating-scents/2014/11/vetiver-md-and-superglue-on-a-bright-friday-morning/



    I love it! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-trp4a82R7Bc/UXbds7Q7ZdI/AAAAAAAADb8/9p3owVDn7-A/s1600/ANGEL+MEN+PURE+MALT+THIERRY+MUGLER+REVIEW.jpg
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    Re: I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    I see this a lot in my country, especially in the big cities.

    Some guy walks in, grabs a bottle of Gucci Blablabla, and applies 8 to 10 sprays.

    These guys are the exact reason why more and...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, November 15, 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=20479&d=1367224608

    Vintage Fahrenheit (sample)

    It's funny because it reminds me a bit of Aventus...
  42. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    Curve - 5 to 6 sprays

    Eau Sauvage Parfum / Colonia Intensa Oud / Kouros - 1 spray
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    Yes, especially in the A*Men Pure series.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 14, 2014

    http://www.palmbeachperfumes.com/images/True%20Star%20Men%20THilfiger%20EDT%207ml%20Mini.jpg

    True Star Men (sample)
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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    :undecided:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 13, 2014

    http://sparklymatters.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/bois-diris.jpg

    Bois d'Iris (sample)
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    Re: Bois d'Iris - Beautiful

    On you or on her?
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    Re: Bois d'Iris - Beautiful

    I am indeed referring to The Different Company.
  49. Re: Can't find KOUROS FRAICHEUR? Try out CASUAL FOR MEN!

    Really? No civet?
    Damn, I'll have to buy this.
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    Bois d'Iris - Beautiful

    This is such an amazing iris perfume.
    Probably the most masculine iris I have ever smelled, it's perfectly unisex and wearable.
    And sensual. Amazingly sensual actually. And haunting.
    Less daring...
  51. Re: Can't find KOUROS FRAICHEUR? Try out CASUAL FOR MEN!

    How obvious is the civet in Fraicheur compared to the original?
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    Re: I've gotten to that point now...

    It needs to blow me away.
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    Re: Apologies to everyone - I was a jerk :(

    Buy me some Invasion Barbare and I shall forgive you, my son.

    Otherwise, the Secretions Magnifiques shall come down on you with stinky karma.
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    Re: Estee Lauder acquires Frederic Malle

    So now they bought 2 companies which print expiration dates on their bottles.

    I can see where this is going.
  55. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Kobe
    Uden
    Fiero
  56. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    Nothing.
  57. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Beats many expensive niche fragrances.

    It projects heavily btw.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 8, 2014

    http://www.acquadiparma.com/en/upload/news/44/i_News_OUD_2.jpg
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    I own and love LDDM, but I don't see the connection.
  60. Re: Firece Intense and Fierce Confidence by Abercrombie & Fitch

    Oh please... LOL!

    http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/can-t-keep-calm-because-we-want-more-we-want-more.png
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme...Thoughts?

    Absolutely. It beats a lot of current designer offerings.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/381957-Papillon-Phoencia-MFK-Pluriel-Hermes-LeLabo-Guerlain-Tauer-Roja-Malle-Creed-Acqua
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    VPH is stronger IMO.
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    You're taking it way too personal.

    I'm just stating facts to be honest.

    Buying samples from Essenza Nobile / First in Fragrance is crazily expensive.
    I have mailed at least 15 niche houses in...
  65. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Where?
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    SOTD: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    https://perfumomania.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/rochas-man-02.jpg
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Hats off to the splitters indeed.

    On the other hand, he says he has 1000's of samples.
    Let's say each sample is worth €5 (Essenza Nobile samples can be very expensive).
    If he has 5000 samples:...
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Don't worry, I'll PM you my address.

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme...Thoughts?

    Masterpiece. I've written a review about it in the directory.
    It's the same theme as DHI IMO.
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Here's some proof. :coolold:

    Essenza Nobile gives at least 3 decants (2,5ml) for each bottle...
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    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    Interesting, so it is possible to comfortably pour them into an atomizer...

    I've had a lot of trouble with the HDP samples, they would only release small drops and I needed to shake it up and down...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    My first impression was very good but there's something feminine about it that I can't get over.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    You bought a beast!
  74. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    Wow... that is really bad...
  75. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    I agree. You can't ignore a PM when you are selling stuff.
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    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    How did you decant these samples?
    Using pipettes or can you easily pour them without spilling and dripping?
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    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    I strongly dislike dab samples, even if they contain 12ml of juice.

    Fragrances should be sprayed, dabbing to me feels like wasting the juice.
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    Re: Great changes on the Split forum

    I've only seen some cheap ADP split, 32 for 50ml.... that's insane.
    I'm not really seeing other big changes in the topics involving cheap fragrances, unless someone can post a link?
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    I think they do it for the free samples they receive with every purchase.
    Shops can be generous when you buy expensive niche fragrances, some give 10 or 20 samples....
    And for the fun of receiving...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    This is without a doubt causing olfactory fatigue just like the real Aventus.
    One small spray on my arm is projecting enormously.
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    Re: Yet Another Aventus Clone?

    If you get the right "batch"...

    My Lomani has more pineapple than my real Aventus.
    Which means I actually prefer the Lomani.
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    Re: Yet Another Aventus Clone?

    Really?

    You wouldn't be able to smell the difference when I would wear the Lomani offering.
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    Re: Yet Another Aventus Clone?

    It's good to know but I don't need another Aventus clone.

    Lomani's AB Spirit Silver does it perfectly.
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    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    Thanks, looking forward to it. :coolold:
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    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    The deal would be too good for so much juice.
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    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    :cry:
  87. Re: My Perfume Samples is less expensive than STC, DS

    I would like to order from My Perfume Samples but the topic about the leaking samples worries me.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 3, 2014

    http://thescentualist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Gucci-Envy-for-Men_50ml_EdT-700x700.jpg

    6 sprays...

    Wow.... Envy smells amazing.
    I should wear this more.... gorgeous.
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    MDCI Sampling Program

    http://parfumsmdci.free.fr/images/uploadimage/coffret%205%20Ech.jpg

    12 ml non-spray samples...
    That's not really convenient.

    How do you use these "samples"?
    Do the bottles release small...
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    Re: bleu de chanel..cats urine???

    The extremely sharp and sour grapefruit does have some kind of a urine smell to it. (EDT)

    It doesn't work on my skin.
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    Sticky: Re: For those who have Aventus z01 2011 batch

    It's safe to say that a businessman who is talking about bottles they can't sell publicly because of a missing sticker is probably fooling you.
    Especially when this mysterious unlabelled bottle...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Dior Homme... Intense (Vintage)

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9pbdfgoPo1ql5an1o1_500.gif
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Women go gaga over Pure Malt.
    Don't ask me why, but they do.
  94. Re: Got a 3.4 of Carner barcelona D600 today and...........

    hehe

    Anyway, please keep us informed how they react.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum

    I would love to try Eau For Men but it's not released in the EU!
    WHY NOT?!?
    Now I know how the Americans feel... lol!
  96. Re: Got a 3.4 of Carner barcelona D600 today and...........

    Such an anticlimax.

    Mail them these pictures and ask for a replacement without additional costs.

    If they don't want to: sue them!
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    Re: Chambre Noire

    Great way to fill the split! :laugh:
  98. Re: fragrances that you avoid spraying on your neck because it's too strong

    Kouros
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    Re: creed aventus smells odd

    Aventus is just a big chemical mess with tons of topnotes and disturbing amounts of iso e.
    It smells different with every wearing.
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    Re: Performance Issues with CURVE!

    The sprayer is indeed really bad.
    I thought it was known as a fragrance with monster projection.
    The effect relies heavily on copious amounts of ISO E SUPER, so I think the wearer gets nose...
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