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  1. Re: what is the most similar to Oud Woods by TF

    Don't laugh, but I tried Mugler Pure Wood a while back and thought - "Oud Wood".
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine man

    Thanks Jack :)


    BTW a couple of friends detest Sunshine Man, so as always,take my words with a pinch of salt! LOL!
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine man

    Just tried it today.

    Sunshine Man opens out with strong gin laced juniper and almost camphorous lavender, swiftly vanilla and what I guess may be the orange brandy join the opening, yielding a...
  4. Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Montale - Mr Aoud

    Pretty close, with added silage!
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    Re: Jul et Mad - Garuda

    Sampled Garuda briefly and it's wonderful. Golden flecked resinous ambered woods with a touch of spices and (western) oud, drying down into slightly sweet woods. Apologies for crap description, but...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Lol!
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    Re: Frederic Malle/Estee Lauder

    I'm in the cynical but realistic Hedonist camp, if you like it, buy it now.
  8. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I've tried them all and for my tastes anyway they are each and every one a winner. Probably my favourite being Eau Mer with it's fresh and wearable yet unsettling presence. Holy Shit is like the...
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    Re: What have I become?!

    Theme parks are over rated... ;)
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    Re: Need a new suggestion

    How about, Geranium pour Monsieur, Vetiver Extraordinaire, or Bigarade Concentre from Malle? Would still work well in heat, but all have some interesting facets.
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    Bigarade Concentre personally, love it for its slightly dirtied cumin laced facets.
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    Re: What's a good ambergris perfume?

    Amouage Amber attar
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    Re: To pee or not to pee?

    Oh definitely Pee, yes bottle of Lafroaig first. The cap is a little funnel, it couldn't be easier.
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    Luckyscent Sample Speed Dating

    Luckyscent Sample Speed Dating*

    Arso: It's like a 'piccolo passegiata' along the Mediterranean coastline in the summer when the heat makes the scots pines radiate their resinous warmth (rather...
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    Re: What is the most futuristic fragrance?

    Stephen Jones is quite out there in an alien's future laundry detergent way.
  16. Re: Fragrances you were originally dead wrong about?

    Bit of a cliche, DHI.
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    Re: Your favourite Elevator scent...

    Norma Kamali Incense will cover all manor of sins.
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    Re: Something minty

    Dirty by Lush (think you can still find this online from Lush)
  19. Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

    Nice! I have a sample on the way, looking forward to it.
  20. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Angelo, if you think my review is pathetic, I will surely take it as a compliment! ;)
  21. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    My Pathetique prize arrived today! :) Thank you Angelo and Anna!

    A few initial impressions. I've not read the notes list so my read on it is purely what it's saying to me (ie I'm probably way...
  22. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    SL Une Bois Vanille
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Tam Dao EdT - which led down the rabbit hole... :)
  24. Poll: Re: If you could have all fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Frederic Malle.
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    Re: Bentley, Sartorial, Mahon leather etc.

    Do you prefer apples or oranges, would be a better question.

    Haven't tried the Mahon, own and love both Sartorial and Bentley. But they are from the different sides of the abyss. Sartorial being...
  26. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Don't worry, my pathetic review will be forthcoming... ;)
  27. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Yay! My suggestion was so pathetic I won! Very kind of you, can't wait to try this Pathetic creation! :)
  28. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    Some great suggestions above, I'd also add Fetish pH Parfum to the list.
  29. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    Montecristo. Although I only started logging SotD's around a year ago.
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    Re: Smell of money!

    1 Million... ;)
  31. Re: Just got bottle in mail. Chipping on lettering means what?

    Any Creed bottle/packaging without defect is probably fake.
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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Beloved Man - Middle Manager
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    Re: Serge Lutens Miel de Bois fans!

    Oh that's great news, many thanks!
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    Re: Serge Lutens Miel de Bois fans!

    Can anyone confirm the state of the current bell jar juice? Does it still have teeth post reform?
  35. Re: Any high quality gourmands recently released?

    Carner el Born
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    Dropped to the shops today and saw WonderOud on display so picked up a sample. Anyone else try this yet? A few initial impressions...

    It opens with a peppery spicy green cedar sharing more than a...
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    Re: Apple-scented Fragrances?

    Le Labo Ambrette 9
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    I had an operation once and the brown antiseptic gel they slavered on me smelled just like the sweet ambery facets of Amber Absolute.
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    Re: Smokey fragrance suggestions

    Totally, that's what I was thinking - then I realised this was a zombie thread from 2012! ;)
  40. Re: Carner Barcelona's El Born - Any opinions?

    Smelt it briefly off paper and from what I remember it came across as a gourmande, sweet but not piercing sweet, more of a burned sugary pudding sweet with a liquirice/anisic/spice facets. I wouldn't...
  41. Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    I REALLY love Mona's Violette Fumee. It seems to be a polarising one though, but would definitely recommend seeking it out to sample.
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I don't think Journey man is a bad fragrance, I liked it, but it just feels too commercially focused in that it would be hard to outright dislike but doesn't seem to have interesting/challenging...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I was wearing MAAI a couple of days ago and fir resins and moss were blooming strong, yet more facets unfold in discovery. I really don't find this overtly animalic either, the animalics (for me at...
  44. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Top Notes
    Blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples, Pineapple

    Middle Notes
    Rose, Dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, Patchouli

    Base Notes
    Musk, Oak moss, Ambergris, Vanilla
  45. Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    You tore the words from my mouth...
  46. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Another for Mugler Cologne
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I'd say fatty animalic, not fecal. But I can be musk anosmic at times.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    Agree regarding the jasmine green tea in JW deadidol.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    I've been sampling the new Journey's the last few days. Some thoughts.


    Journey Man

    Great explosive zesty peppery sparkle on spraying literally lasting 30 seconds, then the pepper carries...
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    Re: CREED - Iris Tuberose

    *Old ladies* have better taste anyhows... :happy:
  51. Re: GIT notes question: Where does the sweetness in the heart come from?

    Dihydromyrcenol?

    Powerful, thin, sweet, fresh, lavender-like, fruity, metallic, citrusy (linalyl acetate-like), clary sage-like, well recognizable odour.
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    Re: The one that got away?

    Turtle Vetiver Front. Got a sample, fell in love, then found out Lesnez has just gone out of stock of full bottles.

    And exactly the same story for Slumberhouse Grev. :cry:
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    You will have to get in touch with them directly at [email protected]
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Lpp, Antonio confirmed the following to me regarding KER:

    "Not really planning to release KER as a personal fragrance, it's project created for an olfactory art exhibition in a very small ammount."
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I've no idea lpp. If I hear I'll post a confirmation.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Can't really add much to deadidol and Alfarom's wonderful thoughts, but I've been wearing Maai a few times now, and fully agree, it's a treasure.

    As for KER, it was apparently made as a fragrance...
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    Re: Good sillage and longevitty fragrance!

    Joop Homme
  58. Re: If Bel Ami Vetiver is such a hit, what would you imagine next?

    AFAIK they are doing a flanker of each original for 12 months only. This year it's Bel Ami Vetiver, next year it's Equipage's turn, and so on.

    This is what one of the Hermes SA's told me anyways.
  59. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Masque Montecristo would be a good start.
  60. Poll: Re: Your favourite Mona di Orio: Les Nombres d'Or?

    Cuir

    then Oud and Violette Fumee
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    The amaretto accord is going to have to be very subtle if I'm too like this one!
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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Discussion

    I bought this blind based on deadidol's wonderful and articulate impressions as I could tell it would be up my street and haven't been disappointed one bit. A few words on my impressions.
    ...
  63. Re: Too Close to Call...Equally Matched Fragrance Pairs

    Idole EdT and Bentley pH Intense. Not exact but strong shared vibe.
  64. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Another shout to CdG Luxe Patchouli.
  65. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    "Tangy" is one way of putting it (at least for the openning), but sorry I've no idea about reformulations etc, both my sample and FB were purchased within the last 12 months and were identical.
  66. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Recently discovered Seville a l'Aube and am completely blown away by it.
  67. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    I'd totally agree with you that Lui is amazing, but I found it more of an animalic patch / amber beast, than green / sappy.

    Whatever, enjoy it's a winner fur sure.
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    Re: The old book smell

    Dzing!
  69. Re: Help with my buying my first niche fragrance

    You can get sample sets from many niche houses for a reasonable price to get you going:

    - Etat Libre d'Orange
    - Parfums d'Empire
    - L'Histoire de Parfums
    - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    -...
  70. Re: Help with my buying my first niche fragrance

    Sample, sample, sample that which you like the sound of from reviews etc (also throw in a few samples of stuff you don't like the sound of, you never know), then and only then lay down cash for full...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I love Fate Man. It's been interesting reading though this thread and I'll repeat what I've said before. The reason Fate Man doesn't get too much love IMO is that it treads the thin lonely space...
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    Re: Please Help Me With a Cooling Summer Scent

    Geranium Pour Monsieur +1
  73. Great review Alfarom! Made all the better by...

    Great review Alfarom! Made all the better by Montecristo which I happened to be wearing this evening. Looking guard to trying Tango and Russian Tea.
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    Re: What's the Weirdest Fragrance You Own?

    Slumberhouse Mare for me, it's that vegetal primordial verging on stomach churning feeling, definitely weird and wonderful.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    ^^ This curry looks too good... Droooool...!

    Regarding Journey they both sound great on paper but I'm always a little cautious of Kafkaesque reviews as our tastes can differ quite often, but...
  76. Re: "Dirty" Aromatic Spicy Masculines

    I am trying l'Artisan's Al Oudh today and is pretty fantastic. Cumin, spices, civet etc, but comforting at the same time. Pretty wearable after the opening too.
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    Poll: Re: Scent for a Tropical Garden Wedding

    Carnal Flower would do nicely.
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    Re: Fragrance with that fruity vibe

    Recently discovered and fell in love with La Parfum de Therese by Frederic Malle, it's a kind of melony, plumy floral aquatic/ozeonic, and just about the only aquatic I'll entertain, gorgeous stuff.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Notes & impressions:

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/new-niche-fragrance-opus-viii-olfactory-trompe-loeil/
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Wonderful, sounds promising!
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Great! Source?
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    Re: Just One Oudh

    Realoud - just so satisfying on so many levels.
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    Re: My take on the Hermes Un Jardin Series

    I also found Un Jardin Après La Mousson to be the best, love the peppery phantom water melon.
  84. Re: Your favourite from the Hermes Un Jardin Series ?

    Un Jardin Apres la Mousson
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    Thanks for your input Fungusamongus and good to...

    Thanks for your input Fungusamongus and good to hear in sounds consistent with other borneos, agree it's not exactly like vetiver, which is heavier and more rooty, but it brings it to mind. BdB has a...
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    Hi, I recently picked up some Bois de Borneo...

    Hi, I recently picked up some Bois de Borneo from EnsarOud, wonderful stuff, but I find it shares a lot in common with vetiver oil, could anyone who has tried it compare it to other Borneo ouds, is...
  87. Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    Timbuktu for me. Each time I wear it I fall in deeper. Certainly in my top three now.
  88. Re: Phoenecia Perfumes - anyone tried this house?

    A few words on Realoud, seeing as it's not on the database yet. It's pretty fantastic. Aside from Deadidol have many had the pleasure?

    Supremely cheesy barnyard oud opening (reminiscent of Ensar’s...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    CK Obsession for Men
  90. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    Unfortunately don't have BA vintage to compare, but sure someone else who does will pop up soon with a comparison.

    Anyone expecting great longevity will be disappointed, but BAV really shines...
  91. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    One word can make such a difference...

    Been sampling this side by side with Bel Ami (current) they are poles apart. Where BA is soft tan leather with sparkling citrus and cinnamon/cumin spices,...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Slumberhouse Vikt
    Slumberhouse Mare
    Slumberhouse Norne (backup)
    Or Black
    Patrick
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    A few thoughts on Zahd from recent samplings, I'll come straight out with it, I LOVE it.

    I was expecting the cranberry and champaca, which are both executed perfectly. The cranberry neither too...
  94. Re: A great camping/outdoors scent, but it's discontinued :(

    How about Eloge du Traiture by Etat Libre d`Orange
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Rose Nacree

    http://i1.wp.com/whatmenshouldsmelllike.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/P1260032.jpg
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    Re: Amber - I need a new one and soon!

    Not a patch monster in the slightest, it's a herbal feast with a nuclear amber. Like AS on acid.
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    Re: Amber - I need a new one and soon!

    Yes, if you liked Ambre Sultan this will blow you away.
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    Re: Niche refill bottles

    Sel de Vetiver by TDC

    Or Black by PM
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    Re: Niche refill bottles

    The Different Company
    Pascal Morabito
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

    Avignon

    http://shop.w2store.co.uk/ekmps/shops/w2store/images/comme-des-garcons-parfums-incense-series-3-avignon-eau-de-toilette-[2]-784-p.jpg
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