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  1. Re: What New (to You) Scents Would You Like To 'Scream From the Rooftops?'

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  2. Re: Sampling is for ninnies. Real men (women) buy blind

    Yes!
  3. Re: Sampling is for ninnies. Real men (women) buy blind

    My take on this is bottle blind buys are for those who enjoy just about everything they smell.

    Sampling is for those who dislike about everything thing smell.

    I only find, if I'm lucky, 5 out...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

    33% Deer Musk + 66% Mysore Sandlewood Attar

    http://www.ok787ok.com/images/20140725shexiangluzhangzidan.jpg






    https://hermitageoils.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/sandalwoodalbum1.jpg
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    Re: Luca Turin reviews 1 February 2016

    I agree with Mr. Turin on Beaufort East Indies. I got a sample several weeks ago. Very nice scent.

    I also liked 1805 very much also.
  6. Re: I always end up buying fragrances that I regret purchasing!

    Absolutely agree 100%.

    What works for me is to always sample first. Then if I like it, buy a small decant and sample several more times. If I really like it I'll buy a larger decant. If I go...
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Giants!

    exactly!
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Giants!

    I wanted to vote, but decided not to after carefully reviewing the options. There's really nothing wrong with all of them except they're all really just 3-3.5 star frags. Far from being giants IMO....
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    Puredistance M
    Black Gemstone by Stephane Humbert Lucas
    Iris Cendre by Naomi Goodsir
  10. Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold, O'driu, Timothy Han, La Haine, Andree Putman, Naomi Goodsir, Mona di O

    Thanks for adding....

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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass

    I got a 15ml split. I never buy full bottles of anything except Puredistance M.

    To my nose, Basenotes KMA is hands down the best scent offered by the house, and I felt I needed 15ml to satisfy my...
  12. Thread: Aeon 001

    by thebeck
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    Re: Aeon 001

    I find it interesting that they're calling this a vetiver frag. To my nose this is all about labdanum. It's only slightly smokey which is a plus. The florals tame it down just right for a very nice...
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    Poll: Re: naxos vs. TV vs. enigma

    Naxos hands down for me!
  14. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2016 thread

    Fidelis by Histoires de Parfums

    absolu eau de parfum
    floral fruity ; fem. & masc.
    Top Note: cardomom oil, guatemala coffee, saffron, cumin oil
    Heart Note: rose absolu, raspberry
    Base Note:...
  15. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Turtle Vetiver Exercise 1

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2009%20feb/lesnez-turtle.jpg
  16. Thread: Aeon 001

    by thebeck
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    Re: Aeon 001

    I usually get Luckyscent orders in two days, but since it's MLK Day today I'll get my sample of Aeon Tuesday. By the way I have done some Blind Buys in the past with nearly everyone being a mistake....
  17. Thread: Aeon 001

    by thebeck
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    Re: Aeon 001

    I sure don't have the balls to blind buy, but I did order a sample as usual. I'll find out Monday what this Aeon 001 is all about.

    I also won't get trapped by a politically correct reviewer who's...
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    Re: How often do you blind buy?

    So right. I just don't know why anyone would take the chance. I already know after sampling 300 new scents a year for many years now that 290 will be losers. The odds are against me for liking one...
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    Re: Blind buying really that taboo?

    I stopped blind buying several years ago/ I would rather spend a fortune on sampling than blind buy an unwanted bottle. I sample 300 new scents a year and rarely do I find I want a whole bottle. I'll...
  20. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian re-releases Baccarat Rouge 540 under his own name!!

    Except if your a perfume bottle collector like my mother-in-law. She just sold an empty bottle for $8,000.00.
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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass

    strifeknot just added a spilt on this for those interested.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370259-Basenotes-KMA-Timothy-Han-Ormonde-Jayne-La-Haine-Andree-Putman-Naomi-Goodsir-Mona-di-Orio
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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass

    People today just get offended and butt hurt too easily. I thought the mans posts were thought provoking, to the point, and actually funny at times. I like how he's not trying to be politically...
  23. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2016 thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/promo/300/14424152299736.jpg

    I'm interested in a split on this one.

    Thank you strifeknot for this very quickly filled split request.
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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass

    I hope a spilter sees this and offers a split. Let's just say I 've sampled 90% of the ODriu line and had no interest in wearing any of those scents.

    The last two days I've been wearing Basenotes...
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    Interesting, you talked me into viewing your wardrobe. Each to his own, but I don't see anything in your wardrobe that I want to wear or own.

    I find at least 95% of the designer scents to be too...
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    Re: Looking for a subtle conifer

    https://olfactics.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/04-aleksandr-graphic.jpg?w=282&h=211&crop=1

    This should be very high on the must sample list.
  27. Re: Recommendations, please. Mature professional needs help.

    Classy, clean without being soapy, and the perfect sillage for any environment. I haven't been able to stop reaching for this most mornings since I first sample it.
    ...
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    Re: AJ Arabia- Black I, How do you like it?

    Sampled all of them. Didn't enjoy any of them enough to want to wear a second time. Way over priced also.

    The day I sampled Black III I was told I stink.
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    Re: Shay & Blue - thoughts?

    I like Framboise Noire the best out of the 8 I sampled. The notes sound weird, but the smell is heavenly. Black s Club Leather and Oud Alif were just okay, but no where near as good as Framboise...
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    Re: Fitnessence: House of Matriarch

    I like the House of Matriarch also, but you're not missing anything not experiencing Fitnessence. I bought a sample directly from HOM and this scent was just OK, and for sure not bottle worthy.
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    Re: Dame Perfumery of Scottsdale AZ

    The Mexican Vanilla is very good. New Musk Man is clean and enjoyable but lacks lasting power.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th November, 2015

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    Poll: Re: Whats the verdict on Royal Mayfair?

    +1 - I smelled nothing wrong with it, but nevertheless, it totally failed to impress my nose.

    Surely not interested in finishing my 3ml sample.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    And I'll be here in 2016 to carry on being a 65 year old hippie that still likes to party.
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    Re: NEW NAOMI GOODSIR Iris Cendré

    strifeknot still has one spot open for anyone interested in a 10ml decant.
    ...
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    Re: searching rum Fragrance

    Fusion Sacree - Obscur (Lui) by Majda Bekkali
  37. Re: New one from Ropion & A Lab on Fire: Mon Musc a Moi

    I sample this today. I like it. The bergamot, and peach keep it light and brightens it while the rose and heliotrope are blended very nicely. The vanilla doesn't overpower or shout in any way. I...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    I'm not sure what's wrong with being a hippie. I was a hippie in 1969 at Woodstock, and I'm still a proud hippie today.

    I do understand why you may not be a patchouli fan.
    ...
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    Re: New Male Specific Frederic Malle Announced!!!

    Considering Bruno Jovanovic's other creations I'm a little less excited. Nevertheless I definitely will sample.

    A Lab On Fire Almost Transparent Blue (2013)
    Avon Crystal Aura (2006)
    Beyonce...
  40. Re: Can you suggest an orange, clove, rum fragrance?

    I like Fire Opal by DSHPerfumes. If you've ever smelled the discontinued Orange Spice by Creed, I think there's some similarities here.

    http://www.dshperfumes.com/shop/fire-opal-aka-orange-2/
  41. Re: New one from Ropion & A Lab on Fire: Mon Musc a Moi

    My sample should arrive tomorrow. The House so far has been just OK, but I just always have to sample anything Mr. Ropion creates.
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    Re: Give me a oud without any rose

    http://twistedlily.com/wp-content/uploads/BPC-Oud.jpg

    Brooklyn perfume Company
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    Re: The Noir 29 by Le Labo

    Just say "tea" and I cringe.
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    Re: Need a long lasting, strong Masculine scent

    If you want something strong, long lasting, sumptuous, and something I personally never get tired of - Puredistance M

    You'll have to shell out the $$$ but you'll never regret it. Life is too...
  45. Re: Do people exaggerate the amount/nature of compliments they receive on this forum?

    If you're not getting compliments from time to time, did it ever occur to you that you may not be wearing something worth complimenting. Many scents I wear don't get compliments, but others I get...
  46. Re: Nami Goodsir Iris Cendre, Nicolai Ambre Chashmere, Vetiver di Giava, CdG Sugi, Lubin Idole, Korr

    Havin g trouble with P.M. - so I want 10ml of Iris Cendre - Please and Thank You
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2015

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  48. Re: Rose & Oud, we've smelled our fair share - what's your #1?

    I had the opportunity to sample this last week. World Class real oud scent from a World Class nose. People like to bitch about the price, but if you want the real deal you're going to have to pay up...
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    Re: New release - Alford & Hoff No. 2

    Normally this kind of scent doesn't interest me, but since Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier are the noses' - I will seek out a sample.

    I really enjoyed the work they both did for Arquiste. The...
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    Re: Finally, my metro area is getting a Sephora!

    Haven't been in my local Sephora in five years. They never had anything that interested me, and I don't believe it's changed. The internet is the best source for perfumes IMHO.. I can get a sample of...
  51. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - December 2015

    Iris Cendre by Naomi Goodsir

    http://colognoisseur.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Iris-Cendre-bottle.jpg
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    Re: Liqueur Charnelle by Huitieme Art

    This one just hasn't got enough attention. I love this Liqueur Charnelle.
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    Re: NEW NAOMI GOODSIR Iris Cendré

    Let me just say I wasn't an iris fan until I smelled Iris Cendre. Truly an outstanding fragrance done in the minimalist style of Jean Claude Elena. This should be high up your must sample list -...
  54. Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur: Noir Exquis (B. Duchaufour)

    I am a gourmand lover, but this one is a scrubber for me. I got a sample In an order I placed with Luckyscent. Noir Exquis just came with it. I thought what's this, so I put a daB on the back of my...
  55. Re: Tom ford Venetian bergamot is too feminine

    I didn't think it was too feminine for me, just too boring for me.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    I sampled it twice now. Didn't please me at all - just another generic scent to my nose. I'm glad many of you find it pleasing to you - wish it was for me.
  57. Re: Would you buy a fragrance you loved that had poor projection?

    No, because I feel it's a waste of my money. I know I wouldn't wear it if it has poor anything. I don't feel it's a good value unless a perfume performs excellent in all categories. I see no reason...
  58. Re: Leather lovers, what is your opinion on Cuir Cannage by Dior ?

    I own a bottle, but never reach for it. I would just enjoy the great one's you currently own. I see no reason to buy Cuir Cannage.

    If your looking for a unique take on leather - try Black III from...
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    Re: New fragrance by Michel Roudnitska : Himalaya

    If anyone wants to sample The Perfumed Court has some available.

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products/Scriabin-Himalaya__ScriabinHimalaya.aspx
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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Five: An Overlooked Gem

    Yes, sadly this gem has been overlooked. Five is outstanding. My favorite warm weather scent by a million miles. I like it much better than Lampblack, the cult favorite.
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    Re: Minty ; prefer Peppermint ?

    My favorite mint is Menthe Moderne by DSH Perfumes. Way better than anything listed above.

    http://www.dshperfumes.com/shop/menthe-moderne-a-mint-perfume/
  62. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Tuscan Scent Incense Suede by Ferragamo

    I had the same experience when I sampled it.
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    Re: Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    The notes:

    Turkish rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Civet, Hyraceum, Styrax, Tobacco, Orange Blossom, Patchouli, Sweet Hay, Bitter Red Orange, Bergamot, Cumin, Clove bud, Birch tar,...
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    Re: NEW NAOMI GOODSIR Iris Cendré

    by Julien RASQUINET

    Floral oriental (2015)
    A fresh floral tone, led by bergamot, tangerine & spices. A rich incense & powdery heart of violet & iris. Sensuality is enhanced by cistus, tobacco &...
  65. Re: Day & Night - Your Top Power/Influence Fragrances - AVENTUS/CREED BANNED

    Day - Invasion Barbare
    Night - Puredistance M
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    You can always ask since I don't see a pack offered either. It's pretty much a one man operation, so maybe he could accommodate. His samples are 2ml which are double the price of the 1ml samples...
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    He is out of Brooklyn. He's also a Basenotes member (semanticnoise) if you have any questions. I will be sampling in a week or so.

    Website info - http://www.hendleyperfumes.com/

    Reviews -...
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    Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    After 50 years of sampling and collecting( I'm 64 and started when I was 14) I've noticed that I keep reaching for only a few scents in the morning when I'm deciding what I'm in the mood for wearing....
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    Re: Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    Even though the first 3 offerings didn't get me too excited, I'm still anxious to sample Salome. Sample ordered.
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    Re: PdM Herod disappointment

    I had just the opposite experience. I expected Tabacco Vanille, but was pleasantly surprised how much better I enjoyed it than Tabacco Vanille. I like Herod.
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    Re: Favourite Frankincense Fragrances?

    In addition to many good ones listed above.

    Calling All Angels by April Aromatics
    Eau De Parfum by Josef Statkus
    La Liturgie Des Heures by Jovoy Paris
    BoisD' Ascese by Naoimi Goodsir
  72. Thread: Auphorie?

    by thebeck
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    Re: Auphorie?

    I sampled Zen and Shambhala. They were both nasty. Smelled like children had played with mom and dads essential oils. Maybe you have to be from Malaysia to appreciate. YUCK for me.
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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    A big +1 for both the Anatole Lebreton scents. Both OUTSTANDING!
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    Re: the quality of yesteryear

    +1 - Your just kidding yourself to think otherwise. The ingredients are either banned, not available, or has to be used in limited percentages. Some things, when there gone, there gone.
  75. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    I always enjoy your thoughts. Please do give us an update.
  76. Thread: Ex Idolo

    by thebeck
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    Re: Ex Idolo

    Not as good as 33. I liked Ryder, but not enough to buy a bottle or decant. My sample was enough for me. There's nothing really at all to dislike just a little lackluster for my tastes.
  77. Thread: Sequoia

    by thebeck
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    Re: Sequoia

    Most places have been out of stock for over a year now. Can you tell me where I can buy it?
  78. Thread: Ex idolo Ryder

    by thebeck
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    Re: Ex idolo Ryder

    I thought it was good, but it didn't inspire me enough to buy a bottle, or even a decant. Surely not the equal to 33.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    Nice to see you here. Miss your posts. Even tough we had many disagreements, I always respected your point of view, and your thoughts in general always made me think.
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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    OK! For the sake of argument, I will acquiesce to you and TNBLUEMIKE. Only 8 out of 9 are losers.
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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    At least the Opus Series is consistent. All losers.
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    3 New Great Scents From Anotole Lebreton

    Here we a brand new house with three offerings WOW! They're all very good. Here's somebody that really understands how to make great scents. Priced to sell at $110.00 for 50ml. If you ever have an...
  83. Re: What's the ultimate compliment monster for daily use?

    My number one compliment getter - Puredistance M. Wear it and you'll get compliments. I get compliments from men and women quite regularly when I'm out and about. Just yesterday I was shopping for a...
  84. Thread: Ex Idolo

    by thebeck
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    Re: Ex Idolo

    A major plus IMO.
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    Re: Anatole Lebreton, anyone?

    I'm sampling this today. I didn't not see your thoughts about this scent until I went searching to find out if anyone else reviewed it yet.

    All I can say now is I totally agree with you word for...
  86. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    Absolutely a great explanation. Being an audiophile myself, I totally get this.

    Audiophiles don't own Bose because their ears tell them they're not very good speakers.

    Perfume lovers don't own...
  87. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    I don't hate Creed. I just have never smelled one that was inviting enough for me to purchase a bottle. For the most part I find the quality of ingredients to be mediocre and the longevity to be...
  88. Re: Fragrances that blew your mind when you first smelled them?

    Puredistance M
    Invasion Barbare by MDCI
    Black Gemstone by Stephane Humbert Lucas
    Oud by Brooklyn Perfume Company
    Czech & Speake #88
    Blackbird by House of Matriarch
    Homage by Amouage
    Tribute by...
  89. Thread: xjeroff Don

    by thebeck
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    Re: xjeroff Don

    I thought this one has a stench to it. A scrubber for me.
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold

    Ho Hum
  91. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    +1 for Black Gemstone

    Also Xerjoff Naxos

    & Fundamental by Rubini
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    Re: Tell me about Puredistance M

    For me M is simply the best fragrance on the planet in current production. I sample 300 new scents a year, every year, and still have not found its equal. It still WOWS me every time I wear it....
  93. Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    What are my requirements for a $700.00 plus bottle of perfume? Must have a WOW FACTOR. Good strength. Good sillage. Good longevity

    Wait a minute, I just realized Black Gold doesn't have one of...
  94. Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I totally agree with you, especially your final thoughts, I would like to add a couple thoughts of mine. First of all, like you I needed to give it a second and third wearing to get all the nuances...
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    SUÉDOIS by Euphorium Brooklyn

    SUÉDOIS by Euphorium Brooklyn is a scent made for Hayden-Harnett which is a Brooklyn-based fashion company that produces handbags, accessories, and apparel, founded by Toni Hacker and Benjamin...
  96. Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I ordered mine the same time you did and I got mine today. They're getting retail for 10ml decants, and instead of being greedy, they're offering customers expedited free shipping. It simply doesn't...
  97. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    You're so right. Great marketing! I just don't understand why anyone would think this is a finished scent ready for bottling. If I hired a nose, and this is what they came up with, I would fire them.
  98. Re: Boadicea the Victorious house - where to start?

    Save your time and effort. I've sampled at least 20 of their offerings, and have not found one to be bottle worthy.
  99. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    Mortal Skin just smells okay. I know if I were given a bottle I would never reach for it. Doesn’t smell offensive in any way, just not pleasing to my nose at all. I had high hopes because I do think...
  100. Re: I think it is possible to blend 1980's style powerbombs under current IFRA's norms.

    Of course it's possible. Interlude Man from Amouage has proven that it's possible.
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