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    Re: Goldfield & Banks Bohemian Lime

    Sampled this earlier in the week. It’s a nice one.
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    [USA] Re: Jcelello Swap Thread (Updated)

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    ISO Ormonde Jayne Black Gold

    Looking for a bottle (preferably 50ml) of Ormonde Jayne Black Gold.
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    Re: My Thoughts On Papillon Artisan Perfumes

    Huge fan of the whole line. Love Liz’s work. Anubis is my favorite, but getting a lot of use out of Dryad this summer. Bengale Rogue is a real indulgence. Salome is so beautiful and it’s reputation...
  5. [USA] Re: Ensar Oud, Bortnikoff, Meleg, Roja, January Scent, Dior Prive, Chanel Exclusifs, Sultan Pasha, e

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree. Oud Luwak is my favorite from ALD at this point. Russian Oud is a close second.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Both are excellent. Rising Mysore is quite unique, but super easy to wear and sports a deep, long-lasting sandalwood. Emperor Hind reminds me a bit of EO1, but with a certain saltiness. It is a great...
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    Hmmm. Dior Leather Oud. Or Mousse Illuminee. Or maybe Mem. Kiste? I would probably drown trying to pick one of those.
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    [USA] Re: Sayat Nova, Sir Winston, Crime & Punishment, Dior Vetiver, Walimah, Derby, Leather Oud, much mor

    Bunch of new bottles added
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    It is moderate. Stays a bit close to the skin like an extrait does, but pretty good longevity. The other two were better performers on my skin, but Civet Cat Chypre was still probably my favorite. I...
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    I have tried three from the house. Civet Cat Chypre is wonderful. It is very powdery, but comes across rather masculine on my skin. The sandalwood shines in the dry down. Birch Tar and Russian...
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    I’ve tried most of the line outside of the current summer collection that just dropped. I love Prin’s work, but much prefer the releases from his other (three!) houses. Most of the strangers line has...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    David Bowie - “Teenage Wildlife”
    Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale
    Dusita Issara
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I’ve seen you post about how much you love Baque and Jeke. Kiste would complete the unholy Slumberhouse tobacco trinity. Just sayin. I own about 100 fragrances and Kiste is the only one I have backed...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Not redundant and most excellent.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I can still add to cart and check out. What makes you think it is sold out?
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    You are the first person I have seen describe almost exactly what I experienced with several SPA fragrances. It tends to be the compositions with more florals, so Proust_Madeleine may be onto...
  18. [USA] Re: January Scent Project, Bortnikoff, Rogue, Ensar Oud, ALD, Chanel Exclusifs, Dior Prive, Tauer, e

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Nice! Some great reads in the background as well.
  20. Re: Anyone familiar with California perfumer Chris Rusak?

    I sampled everything that I could track down from Chris over the course of the last month or so. After sampling, I ended up with bottles of Io (amazing scorched earth and incense), Bluer Skies...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Good suggestion. Hindi oud seems to be the tree you are barking up. For the price of a perfume like Oudh Infini, you could get a lot of a very good Hindi oud oil from AA that will give you what you...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    That was quick. Not sure when it went up, but when I noticed it a few hours ago you could still add to cart. I wonder how much he made.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    L’Heure Exquise is actually back in the same formula, new batch. It is up for pre-order on Luckyscent currently.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Rolling Stones - "Dead Flowers"
    Founders Mas Agave Grapefruit Imperial Gose
    Chatillon Lux Weinstrasse
  26. Re: Perfume disenchantment. Advice/thoughts on it, pls

    5,500. Holy smokes. Ok, my previous advice is retracted. It may be difficult to recommend something you haven't smelled. Perhaps the law of diminishing returns is at play.
  27. Re: Perfume disenchantment. Advice/thoughts on it, pls

    I sometimes feel totally ambivalent to fragrance and just go without for several days. I find that I start to experience the smells of my surroundings (natural or otherwise) in a much more intense...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Funny, I almost ended that post with "Yikes." I struggle with ylang ylang, and tuberose is hit or miss for me. Those are the components in the original extraits that prevented me from loving them...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Talking Heads - "Born Under Punches"
    Water
    Chatillon Lux Admiral
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I dig the presentation! The snake is a nice touch.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    According to the write up on Sir Winston, he added MORE tuberose to the mix to give it a floral kick. More Ylang Ylang in Musk Khabib as well.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Bortnikoff attars are up on Luckyscent: https://www.luckyscent.com/brand/804/bortnikoff. The bottles look really classy.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree! Chevel is a beast in more ways than one. I don't like many perfumes with dominant rose, but the animalics in Chevel are just stunning. I only have a couple of prototype samples. I am...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Same here. The ylang ylang was the dominate note for me, and it frankly makes it a tough wear for me. Ylang ylang is noticeable in Musk Cologne as well, but doesn't overpower like it does in Khabib.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I found the SM2 attar to be noticeably smoother than the extrait. The sandalwood was prominent for me in the attar, but not the extrait. I did a side-by-side comparison and much preferred the attar....
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I zig-zagged quite a bit. Sultan Leather Attar was my first foray. I then purchased a bottle of EO1, the Oud Sampler, EO2, more oud, more perfume & attars, etc.
  37. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    8 - Bortnikoff
    5 - Chanel
    5 - Ensar Oud (not counting oils/attars)
    4 - Areej Le Dore
    4 - Slumberhouse
    3 - Rogue
    3 - Stephane Humbert Lucas
    3 - Hiram Green
    3 - Chatillon Lux
    3 - Chris Rusak
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Likewise. Tuberose is hit or miss for me, but with Manny it has been all hit so for. So I will be tracking down a sample of Tuberose and Moss soon. Flora and Fauna sounds amazing. I am really, really...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Electric Wizard - "Barbarian"
    Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale
    Roberto Greco Oeilleres
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    https://www.luckyscent.com/product/838009/tuberose-and-moss-by-rogue-perfumery

    Tuberose and Moss just popped up on Luckyscent for preorder
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Reggie Stepper - "Cu-Oonuh"
    Old Nation M-43
    Chris Rusak Io
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    It's a nice one. I am not a huge fan of the floral opening, but I love the tonka-heavy dry down.
  43. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    I wear whatever smells good on my skin and suits my personality. I gravitate more towards niche and indie brands, where it is the norm to release and market perfumes as unisex. That doesn't mean that...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    All three are fairly different, but all blended to absolute perfection in my opinion. I own, love, and often wear each of them.

    Mysterious is spicy, resinous, and animalic (from castoreum more...
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    Re: Why does DUA get so much hate?

    I can certainly respect this. The artistic aspect of perfumery matters to some people. Other people just want to smell good, and for cheap. To each their own. In fairness to everyone coming out...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Dirtbombs - "Livin' for the City"
    Coffee
    Hermes Ambre Narguile
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Good one!
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    Re: Ropion's time paradox

    Jubilation XXV for me I think. The perfect gateway drug to the type of fragrances I eventually gravitated towards in my journey.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Gories - "Six Cold Feet"
    Rum
    L'Atelier Francais des Matieres Ambre Stone
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    Re: Roja parfums. Reckless, Fetish or Danger

    Fetish is my favorite by far. Great stuff. Reckless is very nice and somewhat unique. Danger smells a little too traditional and plain on my skin to justify the price.
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    Re: Chanel Sycamore EDP or...?

    I own Sycamore EDP and think it is wonderful. I have not smelled anything similar that is of the same high quality. It is my second favorite vetiver after only Dior Vetiver. Some days I even prefer...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very Nice!
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I do, sort of. I prefer SLA for the scent experience alone, but I prefer how EO1 wears on my skin.
  54. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    Same here. It likely will not have an effect on the way I buy fragrances or any significant impact on the way the brands I buy from operate. That said, this is largely because most of my purchases...
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    Re: looking for versatile Oud

    +1 Thameen Carved Oud. Stripped down oud and cardamom profile. The oud is very present and natural. Mass-appealing. Solid performance. Wearable almost year round; works in all but the dead of summer...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Hilarious, and pretty much sums up my feelings on the house at this point.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow, very nice collection. Some that I love in there and many that I have been intrigued to try.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    This is pretty crazy. I have already purchased both Tigerlust and Crime & Punishment, so I am able to let the fragrances speak for themselves. That said, I may not have purchased either if I knew the...
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    Re: Ambre Stone by Anthologie Grands de Crus

    I sampled this a couple of months back and really loved it. The weather was cold and windy, and I remember thinking I might pick up a bottle when things warm up. It has been in the 90's the last...
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    Re: Should I Buy Vintage Or Current Kouros?

    Vintage for sure. The current stuff is nice, but just not as deep and enjoyable to my nose as the vintage. That said, what vintage you choose is another question. I have smelled the very first...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I just picked up a bottle of SGM after smelling a sample from another purchase. I thought it smelled a lot like Sel Marin, but better quality and less synthetic smelling. For the price, it was a...
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    Re: Polarizing summer scent recommendations?

    Speaking of Kouros, Kouros Fraicheur and Eau de Sport are both nice variations that amp up the fresher elements, making them more suitable for summer than Kouros.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I will be sure to share updates. I also hope anyone who had a different, more positive experience with the PP concentration chimes in. The last thing I want to do is steer anyone away from...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Reflecting on my last post, I am hopeful that a little time in the bottle will be good for my C&P PP. I am going to give it some time and try again. I also plan to slosh the juice around a bit. It is...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Swans - "Amnesia"
    Coors Banquet
    Shoyedo River Path Incense
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Daniel Lopatin - "The Ballad of Howie Bling"
    M43 IPA
    Ensar Oud EO1 Pure Parfum
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Ok, so my Pure Parfum was on the doorstep early this morning. I put two sprays on my wrist and two sprays in the crook of my arm. When comparing extrait to EDP of any fragrance, I expect better...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Lol. Sums up my thoughts.
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    Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Aromatic: Di Ser Mizu
    Chypre: Rogue Chypre-Siam
    Leather: Hiram Green Hyde
    Floral: Guerlain Derby (Carnation)
    Fougere: Amouage Bracken
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    I am testing Bat and Sloth tonight. I really appreciated the artistry behind the original Bat, but it was simply unwearable for me. I think the new Bat is a little more wearable, less serious, and...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It is. It is in stock at Luckyscent at the moment.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Boris - “Introduction”
    Sparkling Water
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    C&P is outstanding. Unlike Tigerlust, which felt like an amalgamation of previous releases (I still love it), Crime & Punishment is fairly distinct. I think it is more complex than E02 and EO1. It...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    The Ylang Ylang in Moss Cologne is the one element keeping this from being a love for me. I have the same issue with Musk Khabib, which I just can't wear. Still, with Moss Cologne it took me three...
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    Re: What happened to Vero Profumo?

    I read somewhere around the time of Vero's passing that the fragrances would no longer be made.
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Levi's, Carhartt WIP Chore Coat, Red Wing 875's.
  77. Re: So how hard should I try and track down a bottle of Di Ser's Keman?

    I appreciated Keman, but sold my bottle because it was a bit too light and not quite interesting enough for the price. I really like Tsuki and Mizu are both really nice ones from the line that are...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Can anyone share their thoughts on the Tigerlust EDP? Even better, has anyone tried both the EDP and PP that is willing to give a comparison?
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I ordered the samples of the other two from Luckyscent with a different order. Have not received them yet.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wearing Moss Cologne right now. At about the 30 minute mark. Really, really lovely stuff. The opening has some really nice natural citrus, quickly combining with the florals to create an accord that...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    My bottle of Moss Cologne is out for delivery and set to be delivered within the next 2.5 hrs. I am very excited!
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Excellent. I have the EDP on order, should arrive tomorrow or Saturday. Despite being six pages deep, there is very little actual feedback on either the EDP or PP. I am now a bit more excited. Anyone...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I am very picky about amber fragrances, as the note often turns weird on my skin -somewhere between metalic and sour. Slumberhouse Brosse does this to me. Natural ambergris (which is very present in...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sir Winston and Hindi Tabac, to my nose, are both blends very much dominated by raw ingredients other than tobacco -tuberose in the former and pungent Indian oud in the latter. In both, I see tobacco...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    The oud sampler is one of the best purchases I have made. I've gotten a ton of enjoyment wearing them and learned a lot about the various regions and distillation methods for pure oud in the process.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I prefer Jeke. It has a smoke note, but it reminds me more of a cloud of hookah smoke than a harsh campfire smoke. Baque is nice, and based on your hopes, I don't think you will be disappointed. It...
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    Re: Ensar Oud

    I prefer the Pure Parfum of EO2. I prefer the EDP of EO1. EO1 Parfum is in a tincture of ambergris I believe.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Just noticed this never got a response. I have owned the EdP and Parfum versions of EO1 and EO2. I did not feel the Parfum justified the double price in either instance. With respect to EO1, I...
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    Re: What minerally scents do you enjoy

    Ganymede
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"
    Coca-Cola Classic
    Dior Granville
  91. Re: What Fragrances Are Currently On The Top Of Your List To Buy?

    Nice list! Mousse Iluminee is excellent. I recently uprgraded to a 100ml bottle, I love it so much. Vintage Kouros is of course amazing as well. Good luck on the search.
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    Re: EO Pure Parfum VS EDP?

    I have tried the EDP and Pure Parfum of EO1 and EO2. I prefer the EO1 EDP, but probably only because the Pure Parfum has an off note that does not sit well on my skin. I get a tea note in the PP that...
  93. Re: What Fragrances Are Currently On The Top Of Your List To Buy?

    Dior Eau Noire
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Morphine - "Cure for Pain"
    Black Coffee
    Dior Leather Oud
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I really love Mysterious Oud. It is quintessential Bortnikoff to me. It has a fantastic oud, the cardamom-citrus combo that has become his signature in the opening, very nice use of spices, and an...
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    Re: Name Your "Number 1" Budget, Bargain Fragrance

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    Floris Honey Oud is great too!
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    Joe, I’d say it’s subtle. It’s also tobacco blossom, which is sweet, natural, and airy to my nose compared to the usual pipe tobacco note.
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    To me, Slowdive is more masculine than Bee and a very, very solid fragrance. It has an excellent tobacco note floating beneath the honey. I believe it is tobacco blossom. I wear it more often on...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Moss Cologne sounds very promising!
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