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    Re: Aventus for Her

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    Poll: Re: Best Amouage fragrance

    Tribute overall, and Memoir Man from the EdP's.
  3. Re: New fragrance by Michel Roudnitska : Himalaya

    Yep, the first 20 seconds. But really after, its there but not in a fecal way, more of a constant purr. ;)
  4. Re: New fragrance by Michel Roudnitska : Himalaya

    It's not skanky at all, more that it has a musk backbone. It's only ever a little ripe for the first 20 seconds.
  5. Re: New fragrance by Michel Roudnitska : Himalaya

    okay I blind bought it, here's a few of my impressions;

    I’m just looking at the perfume here, but do refer to the link below for the fascinating backstory of its creation.

    Himalaya blooms on...
  6. Re: The Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire Plunge $$$

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is ace, but Vetiver Veritas I've come to respect over time also, it has more than a little in common with Turtle Vetiver Front (read, earthy musty jungle floor Vetiver) Worth...
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    Re: Layering comme des garcons 2 man

    Kinski would be right on. Similar waxy aldehydic buzz with added green, smoke and stank. Yass!
  8. Re: Gellé Frères perfumery house founded in 1826 is back!

    Hurrah, another zombie brand...
  9. Re: New fragrance by Michel Roudnitska : Himalaya

    Thanks for sharing, sounds interesting on many levels!
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    Re: By kilian pure oud .

    Pure Oud is closer to Oud Satin Mood than Cashmere.

    Not redundant owning both IMO.
  11. Re: Wood and smoke recomendations - note, not incense!

    Bois d'Ascese
    Fumidus
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    Re: Your favorite India inspired fragrances

    I'm a total sucker for Neela Vermeir's Mohur and also Trayee, and to wholeheartedly agree with Badarun - Zahd, total temple incense headspace! :)
  13. Re: I say vetiver, earthy, dark and subtly sweet, You say ...

    Turtle Vetiver Front, it's super earthy with effects feeling almost like patchouli at times but with a slight sweet lactonic twist for balance.

    Of course many of the above could apply also.
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    Re: Parfum d`Empire - Tabac Tabou

    Yeah, thanks Sam for your initial thoughts. Sounds interesting!
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    Re: Light, Airy Leather Fragrances?

    Spot on with Cuiron. Askew could also subjectively fit the bill, in that it also features that sort of clean plasticity leather.
  16. Re: Fine jewellery infused with essential oils

    This reminds me of Kilian's *classy* offerings...

    http://www.bykilian.com/en/home.php#!/scented-jewelry/cat_97
  17. Re: Penhaligon's launch Blasted Heath and Blast Bloom

    It's Morillas, therefore worth a sniff at least
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    Re: Looking for a sweet woody fragrance

    I've become quite partial to Pekji Odoon and Aedes Palisandre d'Or for woods as of late.

    Both giving a damn satisfying golden tinged multi faceted woods experience, but with the Pekji getting a...
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    Re: SOTD Records

    Thanks Grant :)

    If you could just delete them all, that would be great. It's just an OCD thing ;)
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    Re: Parfum d`Empire - Tabac Tabou

    Link for reference:

    http://www.beaute-test.com/forums/index.php?topic=357582

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    Parfum d`Empire - Tabac Tabou

    Take my money already, like seriously - I'm so here for tobacco and "cul de cheval". Only worry would be too much sweetness from the honey/imortelle - please be an animalic waxy honey, fingers...
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    Re: Recommendations from The Different Company

    I'd say, largely echoing others recommendations:

    Oud Shamash - Probably my favourite "western oud", spicy, layered, nuanced bliss. Top 10 stuff.

    Oud for Love - Really good also - but can be a...
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    SOTD Records

    Caio Grant & co,

    Is it possible to delete all of my SOTD records in one batch operation?

    I can't seems to see anyway except individually.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
  24. Poll: Re: Your Favourite From The Hermes Jardin Series ?

    Apres la Mousson - habanero pepper & watermelon - the fresh/spicy contrast works so well. For my tastes anyway this is easily the most memorable/enjoyable of the Jardins series..
  25. 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...
  28. 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.
  32. 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.
  40. 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)
  43. Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

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

    Angelo, if you think my review is pathetic, I will surely take it as a compliment! ;)
  45. 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...
  46. 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... :)
  48. 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...
  50. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Don't worry, my pathetic review will be forthcoming... ;)
  51. 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! :)
  52. 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.
  53. 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... ;)
  55. 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?
  59. 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! ;)
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  68. 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
  69. Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    You tore the words from my mouth...
  70. 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:
  75. 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 info@bogue-profumo.com
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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
  82. 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.
  83. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Masque Montecristo would be a good start.
  84. 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.
    ...
  87. Re: Too Close to Call...Equally Matched Fragrance Pairs

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

    Another shout to CdG Luxe Patchouli.
  89. 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.
  90. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Recently discovered Seville a l'Aube and am completely blown away by it.
  91. 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!
  93. 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
    -...
  94. 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
  97. 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...
  100. 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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