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  1. Re: New From The Different Company - I Miss Violet!!

    This one is a winner! I've been using it since Esxence... It's a gorgeus boozy violet from the master of boozy scents Bertrand Duchafour.
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    Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    Frederic Malle's Lipstik Rose can not be beaten in this category! Also I'd like to add L`Artisan Parfumeur - Drole de Rose. It actually smells like a retro lipstick.
  3. New niche brand from Geza Schoen, Mark Buxton and Bertrand Duchaufour!

    I recently did an interview Geza Schoen for my website (www.gurmekokular.com - it's in Turkish) and he claimed that a new niche brand is coming out from master parfumeurs Geza Schoen, Mark Buxton and...
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    Re: DAVID JOURQUIN Cuir de R'Eve & Cuir Altesse

    Cuir de R'Eve is a fantastic gourmand leather in the vein of Cuir Ottoman. Less harsh and more sweet... It's a little bit on the feminine side but a man can easily pull it off.

    Cuir Altesse is...
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Woman used by men

    I love to use both! OJ Woman is definitely suitable for a man.
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    Re: Indie perfume houses

    +2 for Bogue
    +1 for O'Driu
    +1 for Slumberhouse

    I want to add Neil Morris, King`s Palace Perfumery and Piotr Czarnecki.
  7. Re: The new and niche brand NISHANE did a presentation in Europe

    Just wait for the Extrait line. Top quality ingredients blended masterfully!

    It's not about ethnocentrism. I've tried many of the newcomers and really amazed by the quality. I'll share my detailed...
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    Re: Manly Gourmand??

    Parfumerie Generale - Aomassai
  9. Re: Parfums de Nicolai New York versus New York Intense -

    I compared the two side by side many times. There's no dramatical difference between New York and New York Intense. Intense version is slightly more refined and deeper.
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    Re: Most safe Amouage

    Reflection Man, Dia Man and Ciel Man are the safest of the entire line.
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    Re: New fragrance: Rundholz - 03.Apr.1968

    Wonderful incense! Great staying power with a good sillage. It's definitely fbw!
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    1 spray from extrait and 3 from EdP usually. The tricky point is spraying the extrait to the neck or a pulse point.
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    I own it too. I agree with thebeck. It's less smoky and the projection is lower compared to EdP but it's really refined and have a heavenly green accord which makes it a fbw scent.

    I like using it...
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    Re: Sigarette ash

    Mona di Orio - Cuir has the most cigarette ash-y vibe for me.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Congratulations hednic! Could you please share your impressions? Prométhée is growing on me...
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    Re: Review of Ormonde Jayne Newab of Oud

    Thanks for the review. You made me more excited about the the Four Corners!
  17. Re: Recommend a Patchouli similar to Borneo 1834 !!

    Profumum Roma - Patchouly

    The patchouli in Profumum Roma's Patchouly resembles the patchouli usage of Borneo.
  18. Thread: IB vs 1725

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    Re: IB vs 1725

    1725 has a strong anise note which i can't stand. Indeed they're similar but IB is a far superior fragrance compared to 1725 imo.
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    Re: New Olivier Durbano! - Promethee

    Today I gave a full wear to Promethee and i'm really impressed!

    First of all Promethee is a rich fragrance from the opening to the end. It opens with pink pepper, nutmeg and myrtle. Well blended...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 8, 2014

    Kilian - Light my Fire

    30958

    Another masterpiece from Sidonie Lancesseur.
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    Re: London exclusives?

    Robert Piguet - Knightsbridge
    Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    Le Labo - Poivre 23

    and some Roja Dove's...
  22. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    I've owned all of them. Only Epic is a keeper:thumbsup:
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    Re: New Olivier Durbano! - Promethee

    My Promethee sample is on the way. I'll share my thoughts as soon as i receive it!

    Olivier is a gifted person. I admire his works and personality.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    You have a great taste Viffer :thumbsup:
  25. Re: Some small (niche) brands you can recomend me worth checking out?

    +1 for Eutopie, nu_be and Bogue

    Humiecki & Graef
    Neil Morris
    Atkinsons
    Profumi del Forte
    Peccato Originale
    Naomi Goodsir
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    Re: Unknown Masterpieces.

    + 1 for Bogue MAAI

    Humiecki & Graef Blask
    Neil Morris Burnt Amber


    relatively known but underrated


    Clive Christian X
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Have you tried Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline, DS&Durga Burning Barbershop and Neil Morris Burnt Amber? Maybe one of them fits the bill for you :)
  28. Re: Amber Narguile, but more masculine? Cannot find this holy grail scent...

    nu_be Helium +1

    Also Parfums de Marly - Oajan is really similar to Ambre Narguile, with more cinnamon.
  29. Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    Lyric Woman is more masculine than Lyric Man :laugh:

    Fate Woman would be a good choice for who likes animalic scents. It reminds me Shalimar with an animalic vibe.

    Epic Woman is also easily...
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    Re: Your experiences with cannabis notes ?

    All i get is incense from Black Afgano. Try Kinski for a realistic cabbabis take... Also Kilian - Smoke for the Soul's top notes are full of cannabis. Tried it today and blown away!
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    It wouldn't be so surprising after the launch of Fahrenheit Le Parfum. Maybe it's just another flanker that smells different comapred to it's predecessor. I hope it's not... Dior Homme Intense in...
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    Re: Is my bottle of Amouage Memoir Man legit?

    What makes you think it is not legit?

    Luckly, you didn't bought a Creed. They don't even have a sealed box...
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    Re: Hyped colognes test in a couple of days

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur - Almost a masterpiece but not for everyone
    Creed Bois du Portugal - Classy old school fougere
    Creed Himalaya - Boring and dull
    Creed Virgin Island Water - Great for...
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    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    Consider me as a fan!

    It's challenging and definitely needs a full wearing before judging. Once you pass the initial blast, you're left with it's alluring and sexy aura. It garners compliments too!
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    Re: Fredrick Malle or Nassamato Pardon

    Nasomatto and Frederic Malle are extremely dirrefent houses from each other. If you like the boldness of Nasomatto, then Portrait of a Lady, Musc Ravageur or Noir Epices will fit the bill. The others...
  36. Re: If I like Cruel intentions then I might like.......

    Shagya (as mentioned) is the closest one to Cruel Intentions.
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    Re: D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy; a surprise find.

    They're all reformulated to EdP strenght now.

    Boston Ivy, Burning Barbershop and Sir are standouts from the line imo.
  38. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Humiecki & Graef - Blask

    Smells like nothing I have smelt before. Ordered a bottle!
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    Re: Summer Patchouli

    Kilian - Straight to Heaven is not a typical summer scent but it has a great boozy patchouli accord. I'm using it as a spring-summer scent and never gets overwhelming on me.
  40. Re: More ocean than Heeley's SEL MARIN delivers?

    Il Profumo - Aria di Mare has a great oceanic vibe without the challenging notes of Sel Marin. Also Il Profumo - Pioggia Salata is a decent floral seaweed fragrance. Both of them are great marine...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Kilian - Sacred Wood is one of the best creamy sandalwood fragrances available on the market in the vein of Tam Dao.
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    Re: Fragrances that bring back memories

    CB I Hate Perfume line... These fragrances are made for bringing the memories back!
  43. Thread: Sel Marin

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    Re: Sel Marin

    I'm really glad to hear that it's not just me who smells the dead fish note! I like marine scents like FM - Lys Mediterranee or Il Profumo - Aria di Mare but Sel Marin is not my cup of tea.
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    Re: male alternatives to Black Orchid

    Marketing is a different story... Black Orchid can easily worn by a male. If you like the smell, just pull the trigger! Even Velvet Orchid can worn by a male while it leans feminine side more than BO.
  45. The Odd Fellow's Bouquet is a refined Tobacco Vanille!

    It's my 4th full wearing from my sample and i really appreciate Atkinsons - The Odd Fellow's Bouquet.

    Take the oversweetness and vanille from TV and add some fresh tobacco leaves and benzoin......
  46. Re: Oud Save the King by Atkinsons... Anyone try this one yet?

    It's more like a refined suede scent. The oud is very subtle but it's definitely there. I really like it and i think a soon to be hyped oud fragrance has born!
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    Re: Looking for that WOOD scent

    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Woman (can be easily worn by men)
    Puredistance - M
    Parfumerie Generale - Coze
    Frederic Malle - French Lover
    Gucci - Pour Homme I
    Kilian -...
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    Re: Good fresh and green scent

    Olivia Giacobetti is the master of greens imo!

    Diptyque - Philosykos EDP
    L`Artisan Parfumeur - Premier Figuier Extreme
    Frederic Malle - En Passant

    Also try

    Frederic Malle - Vetiver...
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    1) Straight to Heaven
    2) Pure Oud
    3) Back to Black

    In The Garden of Good & Evil and Asian Tales series are totally crap imo.
  50. Re: Where do you rank Carnal Flower among Frederic Malle frags?

    It's a holy grail fragrance for me. Best of the line!!!
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    Re: Rome/Florence/Naples/Istanbul

    In Istanbul, you can find a vast section of niche lines in Beymen - Zorlu Center and Harvey Nichols - Kanyon. Also there's a niche perfume boutique called La Déesse which carries MFK, Tauer,...
  52. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    My decant shopping is about to equal to my full size bottle shopping. However i don't count decants as a part of my collection since i think the original bottle itself is an important part of the...
  53. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    Great fragrance! It has a similar vibe to it's label mate Black Oud indeed. Lots of sillage and garners compliments. I'm in hunt for a full size bottle...
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    Re: Melon for the summer?

    While Millesime Imperial is best when it comes to melon, Heeley - Figuier has a distinctive melon note.
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    Re: Looking for new Vetiver

    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver might be the one fits the fresh vetiver need. It has a unique salty accord that reminds me sun lotion in a good way.

    Also Frederic Malle - Vetiver...
  56. Re: Clive Christian C versus X - How do they differ ?

    There's no similarities at all... X is more like an old schood masculine with cinnamon and pineapple while C is a trendy leather scent.
  57. Re: What perfume use famous people ? For example,Pitt,Bush,Clooney,Lance Armstrong,etc...

    Here's a great resource about celebrity fragrances;

    http://www.celebrityfragranceguide.com/
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    I prefer patchouli usage as a supporter note mainly. Here's the ones that i like;

    Etro Patchouly - Reference patchouli fragrance. Dark and earthy. Perfect for layering.
    Kilian Stragiht to Heaven...
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    In order not to hijack the thread, all i can say we're in progress :) I'll keep you informed.
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    Wow i appreciate your interest. I'm Berkan. The logo looks similar indeed. But I don't think the designer influenced by Cryptopsy. He is a black metal fan.
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    Taken from Diablo :)
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    The best thread i've ever seen on Basenotes!

    I consider myself as a death metal head but don't distinguish colognes as suitable for a type of music etc... Nevertheless i prefer non-sweet woody...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage (non-Opus)?

    Epic, Memoir and Reflection. All stellar fragrances!
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    Creed - Virgin Island Water
    Creed - Millesime Imperial
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Premier Figuier
    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Cartier -...
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    Re: What is your favorite Jo Malone fragrance?

    Pomegranate Noir - the best offering of the house!
    154 - A good nutmeg/vetiver fragrance.
    Wild Fig & Cassis - Very short lived but has a great fig leaf accord.
    Vetyver - Again a short lived...
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    Frederic Malle - Carnal Flower
    Frederic Malle - En Passant
    Frederic Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Premier Figuier

    a heavy take on green;

    Amouage - Opus VII
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    Re: Your 10 Modern Masterpieces?

    Puredistance M
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    MFK Oud Cashmere Mood
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Bond No 9 New York Amber
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Amouage Epic Man
    Dior Homme Intense
    Creed Aventus
    Frederic...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    http://i41.tinypic.com/2kfqll.jpg
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances by JCE?

    Great:

    Hermes Ambre Narguile
    L`Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine

    Good

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Hermes Eau Claire des Merveilles
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    One of the best designer fragrances in the market imo. Smooth vanille mixed with sweet mint.
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    Ermenegildo Zegna - Florentine Iris is a great iris fragrance. Best of the line imo.
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    Re: Scents similar to drydown of Aventus

    Mancera Cedrat Boise is like a toned down Aventus.
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    Re: Etro Vetiver replacement

    Profumum Roma - Fumidus has a similar earthy - nutty vibe after the initial boozy blast.
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    Re: Unique Men`s Fragrance

    CdG Black (similar vibe to Naomi Goodsir - Bois d'Ascese)
    Amouage - Memoir Man (mysterious and on the dark side)
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Santal Noble (great sandalwood with a coffee accord)...
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver or Creed Aventus

    Aventus is a clear winner.
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    Re: Looking for a sexy dark sweet niche

    Sexy, dark, sweet and niche: Parfumerie Generale Aomassai
  77. Re: A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    Fan di Fendi pour Homme

    An easy to wear safe leather scent. Also gathers compliments!!
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    Re: Misnamed Ambers

    Hermes - Ambre Narguile
    Bond no 9 - New York Amber
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    Aventus and Black Afgano.
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    MFK Oud Cashmere Mood
    Kilian Pure Oud
    Dior Leather Oud
    Amouage Epic Man
    Mona di Orio Oud
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    Ordered it blind yesterday. Even though I haven't tried the vintage one, i'm really curious about the 2014 version.
  82. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    New York Amber. Unique, long lasting and has a great sillage.
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    Re: Do IB and Reflection Man smell similar?

    I own and love both. Not even close to each other...
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    Re: Most underrated House

    Parfumerie Générale has a wide range of great offerings but totally underrated.
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    Re: Update\upgrade my wardrobe, dear gents.

    Imho, set aside these;

    Allure Homme
    Body Kouros
    Burberry London for Men
    Dior Homme
    Égoïste / L'Égoïste
    Emporio Armani He
    Envy for Men
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: the montale house

    Do you think a single perfumer can create over a hundred scents in 5-6 years? It's a matter that a perfume-lover shouldn't remain indifferent!!!

    I've tried dozens of Montale perfumes and owned...
  87. Re: rank these creeds from favorite to least favorite

    Highest Rank

    virgin island water
    green irish tweed

    Really Good

    aventus
    spice and wood
    jardin d'amalfi
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    Poll: Re: How do you feel about Ambre 114?

    Before trying Ambre 114, my hopes was really high and expecting to encounter a different amber-based perfume. But Ambre 114 is not a groundbreaking scent. It's more like a toned down amber powerhouse...
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    Re: L'Artisan Vanilla Absolument

    I find it reminiscent of Frapin 1697. Vanilla Absolument and 1697 have both boozy openings with dried red fruits. I find them rather hard to wear because of their challenging nature. Btw when Vanilla...
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    Re: Sweet licorice fragrances

    Parfumerie Generale - Aomassai instantly comes to mind!!
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    Re: ***top 10*** 2012.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Puredistance M
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Nasomatto Black Afgano
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Amouage Reflection
    Dior Homme Intense
    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Hermes...
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    Re: Fetish Pour Homme by Roja Dove

    As a fan of M, this review made me relieved. Thanks thebeck!!!

    I stopped thinking what if there's a better M :)
  93. Re: Summer scent you still put on come Fall/Winter?

    Wore Creed Virgin Island Water in a snowy day and couldn't feel much better!!
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    Re: Bulgari Black Alternatives?

    Armani He is nowhere near on target. I've been using it since it first came out.

    MiP has only the weird rubber note on it's top notes which may be found similar to Bulgari Black.



    + 4 on...
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    Re: Olivier Durbano Heliotrope: A New Fragrance

    Olivier Durbano tries hard to attract Arabian market with Heliotrope imo. Generic saffron + spice dominant scent lacks character...
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    Re: Similar but less pricey Tuscan Leather

    Montale - Aoud Leather
    Parfums de Marly - Godolphin

    Both of them are in the same vein.
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    Re: Top Five Designer Exclusives :)

    1. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    2. Hermes Ambre Narguilé
    3. Chanel Coromandel
    4. Dior Leather Oud

    There's no need for a fifth one for me...
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    Re: More intense than spicebomb.

    Ambre Narguile may be the second alternative along with TV.
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    Congrats... Great scents!!!
  100. Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (2007)
    Puredistance M (2010)
    Amouage Jubilation XXV (2007)
    Amouage Reflection Man (2007)
    Amouage Epic Man (2009)
    Nasomatto Black Afgano (2009)
    Dior Homme Intense (2007)...
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