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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Crop 2018 The House of Oud
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    Kalimantan Super Oud Oil, Palo Santo Wood
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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    A few common Areej Le Dore plus Meleg Perfumes Birch Tar & Russian Leather No 25.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Triad is now listed for pre-order along with the other new releases.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    The intended job ought to be getting people to talk about the fragrances - for the better with criticism of the products as appropriate. I think he missed, the focus has come far away from his scents...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Meleg Perfumes Birch Tar and Russian Leather No 25
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    That was actually what I expected to receive. I was following his Instagram as he processed my order and he was posting about his new label efforts. My order was a day or two late leaving his hands...
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    At the risk of being repetitive here is his standard presentation:

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    He has two additional upgrades for some of his scents giving the buyers an unusually broad range of choice. No 40 is...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    He buried the snippet in the comments section under the posting with a close up shot of his cat. His last Instagram posting yesterday. He often gives hints in social media but it is usually a little...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    And it was the first post by a new member. I feel for the person who has to dig through all the noise to figure out the notes for the database not to mention at the huge asking price one might expect...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Meleg Perfumes Civet Cat Chypre No 50
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Dragonfly is a great summer scent for either sex.

    Victor has started dropping clues on Instagram about an upcoming "snow" animal.

    Sloth isn't far away - and the new Bat has been hanging around...
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    Wafts from the Loft did a review of Civet Cat Chypre No 50 and they were very impressed by it. First I ever heard of him. I ordered Civet Cat Chypre plus Birch Tar and Russian Leather No 25 and...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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  14. Re: MFK travel case? "Globe Trotter" ...Does anybody here own one?

    I have one from several years ago when they came with a cloth pouch rather than the leather... The fit is snug until the atomizer is pulled out about 4 or 5 mm then it comes free. Secure enough to be...
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    Re: Afrika Olifant by Nishane

    You guys caused me to break out my Royal English Leather and Africa Olifant today for a little side by side. I had never made the connection between the two. Suffice to say, yes, they are the closest...
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    I am not really a fan of aldehydes but I really enjoy Superstitious. Regrets, yes, settled for 50 ml when, in retrospect, it was worthy of holding out to locate a 100 ml bottle. Both of these scents...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I have sampled nine Bortnikoff products and while, in general, I like them they have not performed well enough for me to rationalize purchasing a bottle. I don't have that problem with ALD... The...
  18. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Les Heures Voyageuses Oud & Rose
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    I sampled DVN and Superstitious after receiving several samples with other Malle purchases. Didn't care for either for the best part of a year but I kept revisiting them. Recently bought bottles of...
  20. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Dior Oud Ispahan
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    Re: Real Oud & Rose Combo Fragrances

    The Night. Less funk than Oudh Infini, more than UAE.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

    Spice & Wood to start the day
    Millesime 1849 for the afternoon
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  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Meleg Perfumes:

    Full bottles:
    Birch Tar and Russian Leather No 25
    Natural Oak Moss & Forest Florals No 40
    Civet Cat Chypre No 50

    Samples:
    Clovewood Lounge, No 31
    1900 Vienna, No 34
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I found the first wearings to be a considerable challenge. Rather enjoy it now and have no issues wearing it out and about. Haven't noticed any negative reactions whereas if I wear War and Peace to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose, from a sample, in anticipation of a Limited Edition bottle arriving today.
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    Re: Anyone tried Fir Balsam by Franck Boclet?

    I own three FB products including Fir Balsam along with Tobacco and Ashes. I am also something of a conifer fan and suggest you go for it. Add Tobacco and you will have two excellent scents that are...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Started an early day with Frederic Malle The Night.
    For the afternoon enjoying Bortnikoff Lucky Oud.
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    Received a bottle of Bortnikoff Lucky Oud purchased blind. A big gamble as the Bortnikoffs I had tested previously fell a touch short for me to buy a bottle. Lucky Oud has a note list I felt would...
  29. Re: Does new By Kilian refill require original bottle?

    A quick e-bay return gave the instruction set and lots of photos for the new refill bottle. Rather slick device that makes a transfer into another bottle risk free for spillage purposes. Eliminates...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It was $325 USD at Luckyscent.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Areej Le Doré Inverno Russo at sunrise.
    Areej Le Doré Flux De Fleur at sundown.
  32. Re: Would you buy a perfume brand that you never heard of? Why or why not?

    Would I buy a brand I never heard of? For sure. In fact yesterday I first heard of Meleg Perfumes. They sounded interesting and old school so I blind bought three bottles. Never heard of them before...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Areej Le Dore Ottoman Empire Part II in the morning.

    Areej Le Dore Siberian Musk Part II for the afternoon.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Blind buy of some almost natural compositions from a Canadian Indie maker.

    Meleg Perfumes Birch Tar and Russian Leather No 25
    Birch tar, cedar wood, smoke, vanilla, smoky perfume, leather accord,...
  35. Thread: Slumberhouse 2020

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    Re: Slumberhouse 2020

    I had three shipments totalling five bottles of Slumberhouse in various states and lengths of delay in recent months... They all came through in the end. The other thread has spoken to issues and I...
  36. Thread: Slumberhouse 2020

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    Re: Slumberhouse 2020

    I would stick to the main thread where relevant info has already been posted. Slumberhouse and patience go hand in hand.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have W&P but not W&P II. With that adjustment SS is my current favourite from the above. W&P has fallen below my expectations and SS above. The absence of real musk doesn't hurt SS and I say this...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It was $310 US (50 ml) if purchased through Luckyscent... and a solid value at that price. Here is a refresher on the notes:


    Top: Indonesian jasmine enfleurage, gardenia and jasmine absolute ...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Looking forward to seeing you post on it. I am on the wrong side of the border for quick delivery...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have been following his IG posts as well. They are very troubling as I want to slow my purchase but he is pushing all the right buttons. I have enough ouds but ambergris, from ALD, always room for...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Been following this thread for months and sampling Bortnikoff. Held off buying any as I am too invested in many others with ALD leading the pack followed by Slumberhouse. Lucky Oud sounds fantastic...
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Nice review of Opus VII. For me VII was love at first sniff. I credit the galbanum and fenugreek for much of what this scent offers but I am certain that I am not certain... it is a complex scent...
  43. Re: Your Fragrances of the Year This Past Decade (Most Worn)

    Wrong thread ...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Repeated the exercise today. Perfect outcome with XIII and II in hand. The best of service from the Boutique, 1st class all the way. 2019 is well closed out and 2020 off to a fitting start for a new...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Technically not a sample as it is from a gift set bought late in December (6X15 ml). First try today.
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    Carnation, Strawberry flesh, Iris, Clove, Rose,...
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    Les Heures de Cartier: II - L’Heure Convoittee
    Carnation, Strawberry flesh, Iris, Clove, Rose, Green notes.
    Approached this expecting it to lean too far to the feminine side. Wrong. This is really...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Last buy of the year was to be Cartier: XIII - La Treizieme Heure.
    Called ahead to check stock and have a bottle ready for pickup. Drove into town, SO ran in to get package (insane traffic and no...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Cartier: I - L’Heure Promise
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Les Heures de Cartier: XII - L’Heure Mystérieuse in the morning.
    Les Heures de Cartier: VIII - L’Heure Diaphane in the evening.


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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th December, 2019

    Frederic Malle The Moon by day.

    Frederic Malle French Lover in the evening.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Rather expensive, billed as totally synthetic, no particularity attractive notes, gives an unidentifiable air of comfortable familiarity while also being challenging, even to the point of off...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Les Heures de Cartier: III - L’Heure Vertueuse

    No one else does green like this.
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    A very good year with many new releases and plenty of variety. Some that made a mark:

    Amouage Opus XI
    Areej le Dore Antiquity
    Cartier Oud & Menthe
    Cartier Oud Radieux
    Frederic Malle Rose &...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Les Heures de Cartier: XI - L’Heure Perdue

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    Re: In 2020, I expect to finish...

    Samples only, and even then usually ones I bought a full bottle of before completion.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Boxing day catches, 15 and/or 75 ml bottles of some Cartiers:

    I - L’Heure Promise
    II - L’Heure Convoittee
    VI - L’Heure Brillante
    VIII - L’Heure Diaphane
    XI - L’Heure Perdue
    XII - L’Heure...
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    A trip to the Cartier Boutique to check the Les Heures de Cartier series. Have been procrastinating on testing these as I had other harder to acquire oddities on my list. Cartier has repacked their...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute Substitute ?

    No hints, GGA packs a punch. Did you buy from a safe source... possible you didn't get the real deal? If you got the genuine article olfactory fatigue would be the most likely issue and you would...
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    Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    I own two from the collection and in person the material is not entirely clear!

    Probably glass with a heavy coating. There is the slightest hint of a mold line running down opposite sides on a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Order November 16, tracking received December 5, Sova received December 12. Sent by USPS and no issues with CBSA or Canada Post. As you have heard nothing it would seem best to reach out.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Slumberhouse Norne

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th December, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th December, 2019

    Slumberhouse New Sibet

    From a sample, full bottle arriving today!
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    Niche Essence 50% off Sale

    Niche Essence, in Ontario, has been running a 50% off sale on several products including some Amouage, many Parfums de Marly, and some Initio among others. Looks best for PdM fans. They ship in...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Slowdive on one hand, Bee on the other. A day of comparing Honey themed scents. Back to Black for the evening.
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    My fir/pine journey resulted in bottles of:

    Areej Le Doré Baikal Gris

    Areej Le Doré Russian Musk

    Areej Le Dore Siberian Musk Part II
    Areej Le Doré Siberian Summer
    Creed Windsor

    Creed...
  69. Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    I took a look as well and his fives would not all be so in my view. I relate that to the very subjective nature of this game. No low ratings may mean a person who culls their collection... More...
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Possibly Franck Boclet Rock & Riot Ashes
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    Re: Sampled Zoologist Bee

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    As an owner of both I would say it depends.

    I am doing a side by side of the two today and if I was a typical casual user of such products, yes, they could fill the same slot in a close...
  72. Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    With the greatest of respect to those who have offered suggestions I think you have already hit the peak for modern fragrances. The ones suggested that I know just don't compete with Hyde and T-Rex....
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Eric Buterbaugh Oud Lily of the Valley
    Fresh bottle from a trip to SAKS this morning.
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    Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Received a bottle of BIS today and am doing a side by side with the original. Your observations are spot on. I would only add there is a fair amount of powder right on opening with BIS so one best be...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    Myths Man because it performs so well I still regret buying 50 ml instead of 100 on the day it made local release...
    I enjoy Myths beginning to end, great longevity, and gets compliments though I do...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Slumberhouse Ore

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    Purchased five of the six recent bottling. Skipped Ore but ought to have made the buy.
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Frederic Malle The Moon
    Frederic Malle Rose & Cuir
    Cartier Oud & Menthe
    Zoologist Squid
  78. Thread: Eric Buterbaugh

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    Re: Eric Buterbaugh

    Reviving an old thread as Eric Buterbaugh recently became available at my local SAKS. Still very little on line about the brand. Is anyone who has tried them able to post any thoughts?
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    Re: Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    Good choices and I am sure they will deliver. Holts has always been reliable and very generous with samples in my experience. Hope you like the bottles once you get your hands on experience. Please...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Oud Gardenia

    Eric Buterbaugh sample
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Eric Buterbaugh Oud Gardenia from a sample

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex Special Edition

    To set the mood for Cyber Week fragrance hunting
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    Re: Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    It was just for Saturday, Sunday...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    If you are buying from Holts in Canada they have just added some Ltd Edition to their stock. The price difference from the regular bottle is now zero to $25 CDN depending on the scent. Today they...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Many thanks, it seems a nice step up from the Oud EdP.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    Don't know where you hang your hat but that was the spread a year ago in Canada. At the time, in the USA, there was no price premium. I thought my area was being subjected to some light abuse in...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Same boat here in eastern Canada. Awaiting Sova... No communication from SH at all.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Right now more is available through Luckyscent although as a 14 day backorder item (yesterday it had a sold out status). If you place an order through them they will honour it as long as Slumberhouse...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Limited Edition Bottles

    I am enjoying three of them
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Extrait 70 ml
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  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Zoologist Bee. Blind bought a full bottle. No regrets, it is delivering with Zoologist style but easier wearing than most in their line.
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    Re: Latest Repackaging Serge Lutens Still Good?

    Thank you Hednic. Checking this out...
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  95. Thread: NEW: Zoologist (?)

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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Mail Drop!


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    First impression... Claire nailed it in her review. Much easier to wear than most from the Zoologist line. A nice alternate to Slowdive and for honey fans in...
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    Re: Latest Repackaging Serge Lutens Still Good?

    I am in the same boat with five Gratte-Ciel in my collection. I would like to add a couple more but the prices are steep.
    Today they are discounted on the Serge Lutens site. 290 reduced to 232. ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    From my first Luckyscent order. Awaiting delivery of 2 more. Seem to be metal. These had been delayed so I think they are second batch. Could a shortage of caps be the reason Luckyscent had to keep...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oud Satin Mood
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    By Kilian Pearl Oud for the daytime,
    Black Oud for the evening.
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    Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Very sure I saw a posting but I have been unable to find it again. I did find a few posts asking Andy directly if it was limited and he hasn't answered thus far. It is on his web site under specials...
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