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  1. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    Xerjoff Homme - it's ruined me for all other leathers and I'll never be able to afford it :angry:

    Mona di Orio Cuir is smoky as anything. Montale Cuir d'Arabie is brilliant and does smell like...
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    Re: a true incense

    Dzongkha and C&S No. 88 are great suggestions. Dzongkha is unique. I'd also give Miller Harris La Fumee a try, and Tom Ford Oud Fleur. Sahara Noir is amazing but pure church, not headshop, as is...
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    I'd add Montale's Cuir d'Arabie to the list - amazing stuff. I like it better than Leather Oud. I'd give Oud Fleur a try if you're exploring the Tom Fords.

    The Xerjoff Oud Stars are in a different...
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    Re: Smoky, tarry fragrance

    Mona di Orio Cuir.
  5. Re: I am convinced that I am just an ordinary guy, and basenotes probable is too deep for me.

    As everyone else has said, it's all opinion. Some things you'll love, some you'll loathe. These things may or may not intersect with the opinions of people on here. So what? Let your nose lead you.
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  6. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    C&S Cuba
    L'Air de Rien
    L'Artisan Al Oudh and Dzing!
    Cuir d'Arabie
  7. Re: My first Czech & a Speake, which should it be?

    Cuba has some shrill animalics up front - smells like civet, though it isn't in the notes - but these die down quite quickly, after which it's seriously good (I like the challenging part as well,...
  8. Re: Off to London and Paris; where should I sniff?

    A must. You have to search for it a bit but it is a treasure trove. Les Scenteurs, Libertys and Selfridges - and particularly Fortnums, which has all the Xerjoffs, Grossmith, Clive Christian - are...
  9. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Zafar and Najaf.

    And Poivre 23.
  10. Re: Help! Does my ideal oud exist? My journey so far...

    I'll probably be laughed out of court for suggesting this, but Montale Cuir d'Arabie might be a reasonable stop-gap if that dense, biological, cheesy note is what you liked in Zafar. Not a substitute...
  11. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    Original Vetiver is a vetiver scent in the same way that Santal Original is a sandalwood scent...
  12. Re: "Dirty" Aromatic Spicy Masculines

    Le Labo Rose 31 seems like it would fit the bill exactly. Cumin, woods, spices - no rose. And another vote for Serge Noir. Roja Dove Fetish PH has dirt and spice in planetary amounts but isn't...
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    Re: No great men's fragrances anymore?

    So that's what it is. Such a depressing smell.
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    Re: Looking for that WOOD scent

    AdP Colonia Intensa Oud. Massive, dry cedar. Lasts for ever.
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange test fest

    That's interesting. I smelled a few of these at Fenwick the other day and I couldn't smell anything in Fat Electrician either except, as you say, a tingle of alcohol and something vetiver-ish. Had...
  16. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    I know I've said this before, but Deeply by MariaLux is worthy of discussion...
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    Lasts pretty well. Not insane. A good 7 or 8 hours.

    I want to give TF Oud Fleur a try. I've only smelled it on paper but at the time I thought 'this is what I wanted the MFK Ouds to be like.'
    ...
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    I haven't liked the MFK flankers so far: tried Silk and really didn't get on with it, as it was way too bright and linear on my skin, and sniffing the other two I had the feeling that they would be...
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    You might give Terryfic Oud by Terry de Gunzburg a go: it has the same kind of silky vibe as the MFK but red berries and amber instead of saffron.
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    Re: NEW Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa

    Sounds incredible. I love lentiscus.
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    Bandit...
  22. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I tried on Etro Messe de Minuit the other day in Liberty - the orange in it really took me by surprise. Virtually no incense, but a LOT of orange.
  23. Poll: Re: fragrance battle: Clive Christian v Kermit the frog

    I'm going to wait for Amphibia Aoud Mood before I make up my mind.
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Most exciting!
  25. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    Egoiste
    Avignon
    Kyoto
    Zagorsk
  26. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/1/14): Knize Ten vs Flame, the fragrance, by Burger King

    There's a rumour that the IFRA is going to ban lettuce, so people should probably jump on this before it goes the way of all the greats...
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    Re: Barbershop scent: Worth paying $250?

    I would take Blenheim Bouquet over Sartorial any day of the week for a timeless barbershop scent. Colin Maillard above is quite right: those classic offerings from Trumpers, Taylors etc (and the...
  28. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    I'm not sure about angry, but Sartorial made me feel petulant for a bit.
  29. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Probably Fetish PH - for me, that's more or less perfection. That or Diaghilev.
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    Re: MariaLux Deeply

    Bumping my own thread - bad form, I know, but...

    I just realised what Deeply reminds me of: Creed Royal Oud, without the Creed-ade. Pink peppercorns, dark citrus. Plus tobacco. Every time I've...
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    Re: Private Label

    I'm pretty intrigued by Psychedelique.
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    MariaLux Deeply

    I was curious to try one of these post-Nasomatto creations, and Deeply proves to be really very good. The few reviews that seem to be out there hint at a gourmand but I think it stops short of that....
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    Re: London Oud Fatigue!

    Yeah, I nipped in there having just been in Selfridges: already well into sensory overload by then.
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    Re: London Oud Fatigue!

    They sell it. And they have a line of testers for the Oud Stars, every bottle in place except... Zafar. You never know: perhaps it was nicked by a madman and that's why central London reeks of oud...
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    London Oud Fatigue!

    After wandering around London over the last couple of days, I came home feeling saturated in oud. It was in the department stores. Walking past people in the streets, I kept catching whiffs -...
  36. Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    Another one for Diaghilev. Astonishing stuff.
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    Re: Roja Dove Harrods - Unbelievable!

    I'll be back in London in a few days and I don't think I'll be able to resist another quick visit...
  38. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 2)

    AplS for me.
  39. Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    Hugely subjective. I get an old man vibe from Invasion Barbare, for whatever reason. Sartorial and Bois du Portugal would be high on my list as well.
  40. Re: Article: 'H - The Exclusive Aoud' is Harrods Exclusive fragrance from Roja Dove

    Seriously wonderful stuff. I wore it on one arm for a day - lucky old me. There's a big puff of saffron in the opening and I immediately thought of MFK Oud, but this more or less instantly dissolves...
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    Roja Dove Harrods - Unbelievable!

    On a lightening-fast visit to London I managed to get to Harrods. The tiny Roja Dove enclave tucked away up an anonymous corridor on the top floor is extraordinary: a sort of glittering treasure room...
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    Re: Shipping perfumes to Greece?

    Ah - that's been worrying me. I've been wanting to order some decants from Surrender to Chance but this whole shipping thing has put me off. If it's from an actual business, it should be OK, then?
    ...
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    Re: Dried Human Saliva Scent

    Honey, to my nose, can imply saliva. As in the opening of AplS.
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    Re: Opinions on Creed Original Santal

    Certainly an original take on sandalwood: it doesn't involve sandalwood. Sickly sweet cinnamon candy and yes, it lasts for hours and hours.
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    Re: Lit sweet cigarette scent

    Volutes has a great Turkish cigarette vibe. It's a bit like the tobacco component of Fumerie Turque without the deeper notes. To my nose, Mona di Orio's Cuir smells like lit French tobacco, the rough...
  46. Re: If you were to Create Your Own Signature Fragrance, what would its Notes be??

    Galbanum, Wormwood, Olibanum
    Tobacco, Castoreum, Leather, Cistus, Cedar
    Olibanum, Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood, Oud
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    Ambre Sultan and Fumerie Turque tied for first place at the moment, though Serge Noir is very close behind. MKK has got me hooked. Must sniff more Lutens'.
  48. Re: Please recommend Chergui without the powder

    I find Dzing to be quite similar to Chergui - the same hay-like, vanilla tobacco, plus animalics. I really like Chergui, but I love Dzing.
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Think I just found mine by accidentally layering Ambre Sultan with Memoir Man. Suddenly there's amber and incense everywhere.
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    That's very interesting. I've only smelled DvN on paper and I was a bit underwhelmed - no doubt by the bergamot, which generally speaking I don't like, and probably because I'd just sniffed Lonestar...
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    Is there a modern niche with the same power and complexity as Shalimar? Not a rhetorical question, btw: an actual one.
  52. Re: Discounted Creed Himalaya- Should I pull the trigger?

    Some of the Penhaligons might be worth checking out as well: Endymion, Elixir (clean spicy), Blenheim Bouquet (ultra classic). Crabtree & Evelyn's West Indian Lime used to be very nice - don't know...
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    Re: Recommend a fragrance with grapefruit

    Doesn't Creed Himalaya have a dose of grapefruit? Tried it the other day: pretty 'orrible, but most citrus isn't my thing.

    The Aqua Allegoria is nice, though.
  54. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    IFRA regulations, no doubt.
  55. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    I'm just worried about the missing ball...
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    Re: Cuir d'Arabie: Real Leather

    I smell Bandit every day, as it's my wife's signature... Fantastic, certainly.

    There's certainly a lot of civet in Leather Oud, and honey (which is more animalic than the civet, to my nose). So...
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    Re: Cuir d'Arabie: Real Leather

    I haven't sniffed CdR, but I have smelled Lonestar Memories and the di Orio Cuir (on paper). I loved the smoke - didn't get as far as the leather.
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    Re: Cuir d'Arabie: Real Leather

    It's on the list...
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    Re: Cuir d'Arabie: Real Leather

    Thank you!



    No therapy needed for me (regarding this, anyway:rolleyesold:). Skin is, indeed, a mystery... What do you think of Leather Oud, btw?
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    Cuir d'Arabie: Real Leather

    I hesitated before opening the vial of Montale's Cuir d'Arabie. It comes freighted with a hellish collection of epithets, and 'fecal' comes up with disturbing frequency.

    To my surprise - and a...
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    Re: Savage Samples...

    Samples have arrived. I ended up with Leather Oud and not MdO Cuir, so...

    MKK: Well, this is as extraordinary as its reputation has led me to believe. More than anything else, it is evocative. I'm...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    How does BdA compare to La Fumée (also Somali, right?) Hedonist?
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    Re: What's the "skank" in fragrances?

    No. In UK terms it's more or less equivalent to 'slag' with an extra connotation of 'slattern.' It's pretty specific, and pretty offensive, IMHO.
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    Re: What's the "skank" in fragrances?

    I hate the word 'skank,' which, really, is seriously derogatory. But I love skanky fragrances. Absolue Pour le Soir is incredible.
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    Re: Savage Samples...

    I've smelled the MdO on paper. It's a smoky one! Ambrarem is going to be interesting, then...
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    Savage Samples...

    Just bought samples of:

    Mona di Orio Cuir
    Montale Cuir d'Arabie
    Les Muscs Khoublai Khan
    Histoires de Parfums Ambrarem

    These all have a reputation. Let's see if they live up to their billing!
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    Re: Well, Phoenicia

    Predictably, I now have an urgent desire to try realoud... Gone But Not sounds fascinating as well. I mean, they all sound fascinating...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Apologies for a swift hijack, but... deadidol, is there a lot of cypriol in AdP Colonia Intensa Oud? Something that smells like freshly milled larch planks, perhaps?
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    Poll: Re: Sahara Noir or Avignon?

    I love them both, but give SN the edge, mostly because Avignon is a bit meek on my skin - its subtlety is a plus, but I find it doesn't project and fades quite quickly. I must try the Goutal,...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    ...'fraid so... (I can't find an emoticon that conveys complete exasperation, but I'm sure you get the picture).
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Writing and an interest in perfume are complimentary pursuits, in a way. Contemplative, stimulating to the senses and the intellect. And it's always good - essential, actually - to have something...
  72. Re: Is there any fragrance that smells like reese's peanut butter cups?

    I was walking down my local high street the other day when I caught a blast of Pure Malt: it was hanging in the air like a curtain. Turns out it was the smell of freshly cooked fudge wafting out of...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Damn! Damn it, I tell you! I was hoping that Yasmin wouldn't find Norma Kamali to be the most sublime! Now I'll have to find some...
  74. Re: What does "Sport" mean to you in a fragrance?

    A thousand cinema adverts in which some dangerously over-tanned bloke flings water at his face in slow motion...
  75. You Can Sample One Les Deserts D'Orient...

    If you could only choose one of these Guerlains, which would it be, and why?
  76. Re: Do You 'Make Offers' when frag shopping on Ebay?

    I grew up haggling in antique markets. As an ebay seller, it doesn't bother me at all if people make me ridiculous offers. I just politely decline. If I'm going to offer, I tend to expect a bit of...
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    Re: Please Pontificate on Guerlainade

    I'd have to say that civet plays a role...
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud...

    Just had a chance to sample this. I'm trying to get my nose around oud, so I thought I'd give it a go. To me, the note in MFK Oud, By Kilian Pure Oud and Oud Lime (and even Al Oudh) is recognisably...
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    Re: Potent Amber - Better than Ambre Sultan

    I think Ambre Russe is a lovely scent but, like others, I find it much too feminine: the booze never goes away for me and it goes with a sort of tarte tatin sweetness that I can't get along with. My...
  80. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Plenty of things I appreciate, though, but wouldn't want anywhere near my skin...
  81. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    I agree (except to me it smells more like overheated electrical wiring)! It's a stiflingly acrid note that does indeed seem to be in pretty much all designer men's scents.

    Aquatics
    Loud citrus,...
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    Re: Montale Aoud Lime

    ...well, this seems like the topic du jour.

    If, as seems to be the case, the Montale is a ghost of its former self, what might be a convincing substitute for Aoud Lime?
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    Re: Montale Aoud Lime

    Is it very different? I was about to spring for a bottle.
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    Montale Aoud Lime

    A few months ago I bought samples of Aoud Lime and Black Aoud. Trying to open the vial, I spilled about 1/5 of the Aoud Lime onto my wooden desk, where it... lingered. For weeks. Soaked into the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 11, 2014

    Aoud Lime...
  86. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Yes: potpourri is exactly what CRO smells like to me. Or like cedar shavings sprinkled with Egoiste. Memoir is beautiful.
  87. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    I think the 'closer-to-nature' argument, as you call it, explains why these influences are present in perfume in the first place, not why we profess to like them.



    But one thing I've noticed on...
  88. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    I think it's unlikely that scent evolved in order to cover up bodily odours. The places where fragrance evolved - Egypt, the Middle East - all had highly evolved traditions of cleanliness. Perfume...
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    Re: What is your favorite "Santal" fragrance?

    Still vintage Crabtree & Evelyn for me, though Tam Dao EDP is nice. Recently tried Santal Majuscule and disliked it. I thought Original Santal was one of the vilest things I've ever smelled, but...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    If Serge Noir isn't on the list... It's rather a startling take on incense, and really wonderful.

    Another thumbs up for La Fumee.

    Memoir Man certainly does have incense but the wormwood and...
  91. Re: Gift for the lady who loves Aromatics Elixir

    I'm delighted to report that she loves Bandit!

    Thanks for your help, everybody, and Merry Christmas!
  92. Re: How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    Absolutely right. Meditation is amazingly good for dealing with this stuff. And everything else.

    When I feel I'm being required to justify my interest in scent, I just shrug and say it's a whole...
  93. Modern substitute for vintage Hammam Bouquet?

    I've been immersing myself in incense recently but every now and then I find myself missing what used to be my daily scent: Hammam Bouquet.

    To my nose it lost its soul a long time ago - I don't...
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    Re: Serge Noir - oh, the humanity!

    Thank you! I'm really enjoying your Sniff-Fests... Serge Noir seems to be intensely polarising, which is what makes it interesting.
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    Re: Serge Noir - oh, the humanity!

    Good! You're right, though: there's no 'curry' note. It's the whole spices, being heated - cinnamon stick, whole cloves, peppercorns, cumin. Woody and aromatic but not necessarily foody. Quickly...
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    Re: Serge Noir - oh, the humanity!

    I was expecting outlandish, but I didn't find it particularly challenging at all. I'm guessing there are significant skin compatibility issues with this one.

    The next day, I'm left with a ghost...
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    Serge Noir - oh, the humanity!

    I had the opportunity to try Serge Noir yesterday. Approaching with a bit of trepidation - descriptions of frying onions and tramps's feet running through my head - I sprayed some on paper. There,...
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    Re: What to wear to the opera?

    Mouchoir de Monsieur.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tobacco?

    Fumerie Turque
    Volutes
    Chergui
  100. Re: Thoughts on English Laundry Notting Hill?

    Actually I have no opinion of EL. But I'm originally from Notting Hill itself and... well, it smells of money these days. I liked it the way it was.

    Sorry to interrupt!
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