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    Re: Fragrances that smell like rain

    apres l'ondee by Guerlain
    Patrick by fragrances of Ireland
  2. Re: Mazzolari Patchouli - Do you think it is a lot like Coromandel

    Hi i own both and, no, i think they are very different. Love them both mind you and consider them FBW in their own right. Mazzolari to me smells of old books with some warm amber, very much unlike...
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    Re: Musc Kublai Khan fine for the summer?

    I prefer it in the summer, smoldering warm skanky animalic love juice. (ok that sounded horrid) anyway, do as you please.
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    Re: Guerlain Apres L'Ondee: A men's scent?

    I love l'heure bleue but from my memory i recall it to be very feminine. Would you say it is gender neutral?
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    Re: "OLD" or "vintage" perfumes on eBay-any good?

    never had a sale go wrong except for one time in which the seller never shipped the item in question. all the others (30+) have been excellent. these have been from cheap penhaligon's to new DIA EDP...
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    Re: Knize.......Glencheck (???)

    I've sent the lads at Knize a mail for some background info on this obscurity. Plus I asked them if Knize is planning to release a new scent anytime soon, which would be great ;) fingers crossed!
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    Re: Knize.......Glencheck (???)

    reviving this old thread ;) I received a mini bottle of Glencheck and the closest comparison i can make is to say it reminded me of a more leather orientated spicy Givenchy gentleman light. Old...
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    Re: Perfume: Television Series - 28th June - BBC4

    after seeing the market mechanism of tommy's loud i had to think of this and this only: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVZo1Jjfshw
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    Re: Chergui - Why I love it.

    I thinks its a very nice and charming scent BUT i really do not understand all the love it gets. Maybe this is because on my skin the stuff is gone really fast. At times i find it cloying and overly...
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    Re: An intensely GREEN fougere - does it exist?

    +1 for knize forest
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    Re: An intensely GREEN fougere - does it exist?

    try Patrick by fragrances of Ireland. cheap and very very much under appreciated. A hidden gem in my opinion. It is currently one of my favourite green scents. Much better then English fern or...
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    Re: Best coffee scent?

    tssss how come you all forget MPG's original Santal Noble? also from the same MPG +1 eau des iles.
  13. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    hammam bouquet, took me a long time to get over it.
  14. Re: MAITRE PARFUMEUR et GANTIER_ PARIS CALLING – Series 1

    Thanks fro the posts and looking forward to the new scents! MpG remains my favourite house ;)
  15. Re: Chanel pour Monsieur , ADP Colonia or ADP Assoluta ?

    I have three AdP's (colonia, assoluta, intensa) but really dislike intensa, it smells cheap to me compared to the other 2. I'd go for the other two. Cant comment on PM though.
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    Re: This Wont Be Easy .....

    +1 from me too
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    Poll: Re: What to Wear on B*tch's Wedding?

    have one of the kids at the wedding spray her liberally with this. that way it isn't your fault, you know nothing of it (dont forget to pretend to be horrified by such bad luck) , and nobody will hit...
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    Re: My unboxing of Amouage Reflection!

    Love your enthusiasm!! Cheered up my day for sure (and i need more fumehead in my circle of friends who understand the joy of getting these packages ;) )
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    Re: 2 Serge Lutens Fragrances Discontinued!

    I thought it went back to the salon only a year or two ago?
    (by the way those bell jars really dont work for me. )
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    Re: 2 Serge Lutens Fragrances Discontinued!

    wow that sounds like a store I would love to visit. darn...i would need to OWN such a store :))

    But on topic, MKK???? why??? i would guess it is one of their trademark scents, one of the very few...
  21. Anyone have experience with these agarscent musks?

    Hey people,
    I was wondering if anyone had some experience with these and could give some feedback?

    KASHMIRI MUSK WITH MUSK GRAIN
    KASTHURI WITH MUSK GRAIN
    BLACK MUSK KASTHURI
    DHEN MUSK ROSE ...
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    Re: 2 Serge Lutens Fragrances Discontinued!

    NO way?? MKK?? why??? some company manager read somewhere that awesome is just toooo 2010?? lucky i just got myself a backup bottle. that stuff is great!
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    Re: Knize 10 or M7 or Bel Ami .....

    go for knize ten wving a stilleto knife in a stinky dark alley a.k.a. bandit ;)
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    I own most of the mens line, bar 2 or 3. All of them blind buys based on reviews here and ive regretted only fraiche badiane (or which eve rway it is spelled) not because its bad but becuase it lacks...
  25. Re: Official dolce&gabbana light blue thread!!!!!!!!

    I'd have a difficult time chosing what to wear If i had to choose between this and sulphuric acid.
    ok im overreacting, its not THAT horrid. I'd say it is akin to a 10% solution of sulphuric acid,...
  26. Re: Knize Ten & Knize Ten Gold, differences and preferences

    I own them both and definately know the 'craving' to which one can wake up in the middle of the night ;)
    I prefer the original and find the golden edition to be a dressed down version of the prior....
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    Re: Mazzolari Lui: Help Me Out Here.

    I own full bottles of both lui and patchouli. well first of all you have to be a patchouli kinda man to like this enough to own the bottles. Me i never regretted buying them for a second and cane...
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    Re: MPG Bois De Turquie: Initial Impressions

    I have wondered for so long what that smell was. so i grabbed a few bay leaves and now i know ;) great tip !! what are the topnotes thought? for some reason i keep thinking of almonds and mint?
  29. Re: Mazzolari: Where can I get it, what should I try?

    I own and love lui and patchouli, I did not care for either mazzolari or vetiver at all and found them horribly disappointing.
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    Re: Amouage v Serge Lutens... which is best?

    It is exactly for this reason that i love MPG so much. Although they dont wear as easily as Serge Lutens, there is so much more depth and abstractness to them. With respect to the question at hand....
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    MPG eau de gantier
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    Re: Anyone else not a fan of vetiver?

    HERESY!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSe38dzJYkY
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    Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    the woman of my dreams wear this. This makes me the woman of my dreams. oh well at least i always agree that i am great and always understand my feelings, am thoughtful and caring and we never fight...
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    Re: new to basenotes best patchouli??

    patchouli is my big love so here is my take:

    Maitre parfumeur et Gantier parfumd d'ahbit : patchouli with vetiver, classy and refined but not for the weak. actually patchouli and vetiver seems ot...
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    I should add that when it gets to serious romance, a person's natural smell is definately a deal breaker.
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    I guess this makes sense if we assume that both males and females are interested primarily in good genes. But, most males i know, myself included, dont mind perfumes since , in all honesty, we're...
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    Re: Idole ( Lubin) or MPG's Eau des Îles?

    I agree with off-center that the two have very little in common. Idole to me is a boozy resinous fragrance whilst EDI is a tobacco and spice heavy fragrance. Idole is more easy to wear though, but i...
  38. Thread: Etiquette Bleue

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    Re: Etiquette Bleue

    ha! a great marketing campaign ;)
    nevertheless, i really love EB and have tried a few of their other offerings.
    Do you perhaps know of any frags similair to EB? (i havent come across anything like...
  39. Thread: Etiquette Bleue

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    Etiquette Bleue

    hi everyone,
    I've been wearing my Etiquette Bleue double extrait for quite sometime now and it's right up there at the top of my list. It seems however from the reviews that a lot of folks dont seem...
  40. Thread: Best Patchouli?

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    Re: Best Patchouli?

    i'm a big patchouli fan and would recommend

    for straighforward patchouli
    montale patchouli leaves
    farmacia patchouli indonesia


    for non-straighforward interpretations:
    Mazzolari Patchouli...
  41. Re: :: Becoming Much More Selective with What Fragrances to Wear ::

    Yup i agree. my buying spree has come to a ginding halt after 60 or some bottles.
    i dont find any fragrances that DO anything for me anymore. plus if i lost half or 3/4 of my present collection i...
  42. Thread: Mazzolari Lui

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    Re: Mazzolari Lui

    Lui is simply brilliant. the sample haunted me for a looong time so i decided to buy a full bottle. never regretted it, together with patchouly these are 2 of my favourite fragrances. Too bad the...
  43. Thread: LV vs MPG

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    Re: LV vs MPG

    for usability i'd say LV.
    for refinement, quality and craftsmanship MPG hands down.

    I have most of the male and unisex MPG'. To me they are all works of art. (or most of them) BUT because they...
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    Re: Vetiver, patchouli, and very little else

    see!!!! :-)
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    Re: Tabac or Mecca Balsam?

    wearing both now so i can give a better advise: go for tabac. more versatile and stunning. actually thinking about buying a bottle now.
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    Re: Tabac or Mecca Balsam?

    i have both. Different animals alltogether. Mecca B. is something which is ,at least to me, very heavy and dense. tobacco is a note in the composition but not the main attribute. in addition, i dont...
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    Re: Vetiver, patchouli, and very little else

    isnt patchouli-vetiver the house note of MPG? whenever i look for this combo i turn to either parfum d'habit, or one of its varieties (eau de dantier, racine, etc.)
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    Re: heavy 'macho' scents

    I'll second the Mazzolari Lui, MPG parfum d'habit, and Givenchy Gentleman

    buuuut how about
    MPG's eau des illes,
    Montale cuir d'arabie
    Knize Ten
    SMN Cuba
    Profumo.it's Oakmoss!!!
  49. Thread: Mazzolari Lui

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    Re: Mazzolari Lui

    hmmm strange isnt it? the aggressiveness of the opening subside pretty quickly, i too was amazed at how soon this turns into a skin scent. Then again, i think my skin was developed by the Borg since...
  50. Thread: Mazzolari Lui

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    Re: Mazzolari Lui

    I had a sample of it which i got with my purchase of mazzolari patchouly (which is an instant classic). at first i found Lui to be too agressive, to skanky too....well pretty much everything. After...
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    Re: Czech & Speake longevity

    exactly!!! i always feel i am overspraying 88 and underspraying O&C, whilst the reverse is actually true
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    Perfect description!!
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    I'm a BIG fan of patchouly, almost all my top 5 scents are patchouli heavy and this one definately ranks either first or second, depending on my love for mazolari lui of that day ;)
  54. Thread: Parfum d'Habit

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    Re: Parfum d'Habit

    Like all MPG's, PdH is earthy, in terms of colours I would say green and brown are dominant. It seems to my nose at least, that PdH is in a sense the essence of what the idea of MPG is about....
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    wow thanks to this thread i feel much better about my spending behaviour....so much so that im gonna spend a **** load more without any guilt ;) great collections everyone!!!
  56. Re: Vetyver, an all times classic... but what is the best Vetyver available and why?

    hmmm let me see
    I just bought a vial of pure Vetiver from the islandof reunion which has an incredibly creamy nutty and woody note in it unlike say Indian vetiver which is earthy but very green. I...
  57. Re: Looking for a dignified yet sensual Sandlewood.

    In general i would say a green earthy vetiver/patchouli base. But i dont find it in the bottle of SN that i have (90ml)
  58. Re: 3 new MPG's: Vocalise Jasminee/Gingembre de l'Eau pour les Jeune Homme/Fraicheur Muskissime Inte

    HERESY!!! there's only one possible response to such heresy...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSe38dzJYkY
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Basenote magazine should do an interview with the 'nose' behind those scents.I bet it's Sheldrake under a pseudonym.
  60. Re: The Look On an SA's Face When She Knows You're More Knowledgeable...

    hahahahahhahaha brilliant, although i'm assuming you're referring to the pre-reformulated edition?
  61. Re: Does Encre Noire smell anything like Uomo by LV?

    Encre noir relates to LV uomo as Osama bin Laden relates to the dalai lama in drag queen outfit wearing a blond wig and shouting "im britney spears!!"

    is it worth a blind buy ( i assume you mean...
  62. Re: Bottles old and new - Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

    Mind you, i'm a BIG MPG fan and tried to hunt down quite a number of the 90ml's when i learned about the reformulation. It seems most are now impossible to find. Still looking for a 90ml RdV.
    I...
  63. Re: Bottles old and new - Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

    I dont know where the thread is but to my knowledge,
    the cut glass 90ML bottles = old,
    rounded glass100 ML bottles = new
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    Re: UNGARO I Longevity question

    he jensen, thanks for your remarks. Glad to hear that at least i didnt get ripped off or anything. yes the opening is spectacular and i WISH they made this in EDP or something longer lasting. the...
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    Re: UNGARO I Longevity question

    nope its the EDT, i expected to experience some fatigue though, plus my skin REALLY eats scents alive. not even black aoud or mazzolari lui survive for long but i though this was ridiculously short...
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    Re: UNGARO I Longevity question

    yup! is that a no-no?
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    UNGARO I Longevity question

    hey people,

    just got my bottle of Ungaro I , wonderful opening , absolutely love it BUT the top notes burn off in about 3 minutes, and within 15-20 it's a skin scent that is all but gone in 1...
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    Re: Are there some people who just wont project?

    I believe this is a general problem with DIA for most. On my skin i have exactly the sameproblem , but like i said , i believe most people have it specifiically with DIA?
  69. Re: 3 new MPG's: Vocalise Jasminee/Gingembre de l'Eau pour les Jeune Homme/Fraicheur Muskissime Inte

    First: all hail MPG! ye unfaithful repent or die!
    second: what the frack is up with this bottle design??? birng back cut glass!!!
    third: hmmm not to keen about fraicheur muskisme but tomorrow i'll...
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    Re: Parfums de Nicolai Ney York what am i missing?

    he ron thanks for that detailed description, your nose is evidently much better trained than mine ;) i dont get the clove but will give it some more attention. I do enjoy the frag though, dont get me...
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    Re: Are there some people who just wont project?

    Yup me too, Montale's BA or MAzzolari Lui for instance, sillage and longgivity monsters in their own right dissappear of my skin in 4 hours max with rapidly decling sillage. The only thing that...
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    Parfums de Nicolai Ney York what am i missing?

    Ok so based on the many many rave reviews of this scent i decided to buy it blind, small bottle so no loss if it goes horribly wrong ;)

    and it's nice....it's really nice...but not THAT nice. I get...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    1: lutens MKK
    2: Lalique EN
    3: Mazzolari Lui
    4: MAzzolari Patchouly
    5: MPG parfum d'habit
    6: MPG eau des iles
    7: MPG RdV
    8: Givenchy Gentleman
    9: Chanel Coromandel
    10: MPG santal noble
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    Re: Encre Noire: a floral opening?

    yeah think you'bve got the female version. i really cannot discover anything remotely resembling your description in my cherished bottle of EN ;)
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    Re: Just what is it that we are addicted to?

    As a kid my parents used to call me the 'magpie', because i used to plant my face in the window of every jewelry store to look at the shiny colours. As long as i can remember i have been a collector...
  76. Re: If i like these frags.....what would you recommend?

    @jenson,
    i currently own Coromandel and floris vetiver , both great scents indeed!!! I always wonder what exactly it is that makes coromandel so "chique" And how the nose behind it managed to make...
  77. Re: If i like these frags.....what would you recommend?

    To all : thanks for your advice!!!! there are definately some between them i will give a try. I did buy the MdM blind a while ago (cheap ebay deal) and it seems im a bit anomisic (is that how you...
  78. If i like these frags.....what would you recommend?

    hey gang,

    i have a sweet tough for dark, broody,heavy, masculine earthy fragrances. It seems that my favourites have predominantly vetiver and patchouli elements in them. Amongst my favourites...
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    Re: Encre Noire by Lalique???

    A definite modern classic. Interestingly i have compared several samples of vetiver oil from haiti, india and reunion. Encre noir is most like the latter: dark ink, a little smoke, some nutty-hay...
  80. Re: New Star Wars Fragrances - Slave Leia & Eau Lando

    NO....NOOO........NOOOOOOOOOO blasphemy!!!!
    If episode I-III weren't sell-out enough, this is just...im gonna cry now
  81. Thread: Ever try this..

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    Re: Ever try this..

    hahahahahahahaha

    but seriously, you're all pansies, i put my contactlenses in with knize 10 and take my MKK intravenously
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    Re: Mazzolari appreciation thread

    It seemed to me that both the vetiver and pine in mazzolari were....synthetic & soapy in a really bad way. I have no idea how the female line is btw.

    I must admit though that the first time i...
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    Mazzolari appreciation thread

    Hey gang,
    I just wanted to take a brief moment to share with you my love for two Mazzolari's namely Patchouli and Lui.

    After having spent a year or two on this forum and having acquired...
  84. Thread: Sote:

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    Re: Sote:

    hmmm 3 different ones since my skin EATS everything..
    started with my new (oh boy ;) ) mazzolari lui which arrived yesterday, which my skin ate for breakfast, then mazzolari patchouly , and now...
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    Re: Surrati - Tom Oud - a gorgeous oud oil from KSA

    hey gang, i bought it blind a few months ago based on this very same rave review and based on a really quick sniff of Tom Ford's original which i thought was neatly done. Im a big oud fan (the real...
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    Re: Knize Ten Golden Edition

    I own both ten and gold edition. Well i used to own ten, but the bottle broke in my suitcase leaving all my clothes smelling amazing for a good few weeks (it survived the washing :) )
    i decided to...
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    Re: Amouage Dia A Scent To Faint To Judge

    PErhaps it really is wheather related, it wont be the first fragrance to change its behaviour depending on the wheater. Then again, my skin even eats black aoud :( it wasnt like that when i started...
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    Re: Amouage Dia A Scent To Faint To Judge

    I have the exact same problem. While Gold lasts quite a bit, Dia, even when applied liberaly to fabric and body is gone within no time at all. I love the scent but on me it just vanishes. I have the...
  89. Re: Fragrance that you like but give you a headache?

    with Mazzolari Lui, there is a note in every male mazollari scent that i just cannot stand. except perhaps patchouli which has it in the most minute amount but Lui excels in it , unfortunately...
  90. ooooooo!!! me! me! me!! ;) I bought her...

    ooooooo!!! me! me! me!! ;)
    I bought her fragrances for my borther who is allergic to alcohol , or at leasts reacts badly to it for some reason. We both loved espionage and zohar. Her perfumes and...
  91. what an amazingly nice guy!!! Hope to meet him...

    what an amazingly nice guy!!! Hope to meet him next time im in zurich. Hejust makes me want to buy his stuff in order to support him. I dont own a tauer yet but have my eye on some of them. Lonestar,...
  92. Re: Vintage Penhaligon's exract of limes, need replacement

    very strange,
    I have them on me right now, left arm-right arm and the difference is incredibly clear: vintage= warm,fragrant, almost pot pouri-ish base that carries the lime. reformulated= fresh...
  93. Re: Vintage Penhaligon's exract of limes, need replacement

    maybe some more info needed, there is a sunny, almost syrup-like sweetness that gives the vintage version the body the reformulation seems to lack.
    all help very welcome
  94. Vintage Penhaligon's exract of limes, need replacement

    Hi all,

    through sheer luck i was able to get my hands on some vintage extract of limes from penhaligon. I compared it to the anthology release and well....IMHO the reformulation is a mere shadow...
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance ever made?

    childrens tears, hands down.
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    Re: Buying Creed from ebay - is it safe?

    I tried it once, bought 3 creeds of an ebayer with 1000+ sells and 100% feedback. just when i was about to pay for the items i saw a thread on BN on how to distinguish fake from real creeds via a few...
  97. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    hahahaha
    seriously this guy should be the new pope.
    somehow i just wish he was my neighbour. I dont think there is any evil in him, he seems way too nice. this video proofs, academically, that...
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    Re: ENCRE NOIR... is there anything similar?

    I agree that RDV is in another ballpark, much rootyer, dirtier and if you will, agressive than EN. EN is one of the few vetiver scents that people often comment upon and tend to ask me what it is....
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    Re: Knize Forest and Knize Sec: safe blind buy?

    I bought Knize two, sec and forest blind to different degrees of success. I absolutely love knize ten, it is my number one or two scent out of a vast collection, thus i thought it was safe to buy...
  100. Thread: Allergies?

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    Re: Allergies?

    answer found: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090203110549.htm
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