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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    If you like rose, you will enjoy it. It wasn't for me but I can envisage a lot of women liking it more than men.
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    Re: Is Creed Viking an underrated gem?

    Totally agree. The only 3 Creeds that I would have bought are:

    1. Royal Oud
    2. Aventus
    3. GIT

    But even these are mere shadows of their former selves, perhaps with the exception of GIT.
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    Re: Is Creed Viking an underrated gem?

    Overpriced and overrated. One of the most mediocre Creed fragrances available.
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Oh wow. Which one is your favourite?
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    Re: Best affordable introduction to oud oils

    Totally agree. I remember the sublime wild ouds from 15-20 years ago that were available for such a low cost in the Middle East, nowadays you need to pay at least triple the price.
  6. Re: Strong Aftershaves As Hand Sanitizer During Coronavirus?

    Yep, they work the same as hand sanitisers, if not better. Soap and water for 20 seconds is the best option, but when you are out and about, any cologne splash will do.

    Fragrance du Bois are...
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    Re: Please suggest good frankincense fragrance

    Jubilation XXV Man
    Rogue Perfumery just released an interesting one called Ishtar, only available at Lucky Scent though.
  8. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Yes, it is £90 for 100ml https://naughtonandwilson.com/
  9. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Just got this in recently, I'm not a fan of BdP either. Gravitas is quite similar but has some extra effervescence to it, in summary, it is a mature, classy fougère fragrance. I would definitely...
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    Re: Layton Exclusif legit check

    Sounds about right. You can actually see the amount if you hold it up against bright light.
  11. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    This actually made me chuckle ;).

    Firstly, hand sanitisers are not all in gel form, and those that are is due to easier application, you are confusing the 20 second rule of washing with soap and...
  12. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    121047You can always splash the cash for this or the high-end Vakko kolonya.
  13. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    The main brands like Selin, Duru, and Rebul have been going for over 100 years, there is no need to be suspicious, pretty much every house in Turkey has it. If anything, we should be worried about...
  14. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    You'll find that most of the Kolonya on the market is around 80% ethanol.

    http://www.turkishculture.org/lifestyles/turkish-culture-portal/eau-de-cologne-208.htm
  15. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    In Turkey, Kolonya is always applied directly to the hands first. It is not the same thing as aftershaves and EdT etc.
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    Re: Michael Jackson's favorite fragrance!

    A few BN threads discussed it years back:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/415721-These-are-the-scents-that-Michael-Jackson-wore
    ...
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    Re: Michael Jackson's favorite fragrance!

    Yes, it is this: https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Tuvach-/Jungle-Gardenia-15460.html
  18. Re: Real vs Fake Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de parfum

    Quite a few of these about. Fragrance Tattoo has a channel on YouTube dedicated to Fake vs Real comparisons.
  19. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    Well, scientifically it is not an "airborne" virus. So, unless someone showing the symptoms sneezes or coughs in your direction, the NHS says that washing your hands is a key part of preventing the...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Awesome stuff, thanks for the update and all the best with the newborn.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Adam, if you are reading this, you can add this piece of code in your theme editor to limit the basket to one item. You can change it to two, or three as required:

    add_filter(...
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    Re: Recommend me an Amouage?

    The rose in Lyric Woman is different to POAL and Une Rose, so you may not find it redundant. I have not tried too many of the women's range, so can't really advise.
  23. Re: LVMH switches perfume production to hand sanitizer

    Oh wow. My bad, kudos to them. I'll be buying more MFK, Dior, and Guerlain in the future.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Excellent character from Adam. I have to say, all of it could have been easily avoided beforehand by limiting the purchase to 3 bottles via the website.
  25. Re: LVMH switches perfume production to hand sanitizer

    Anything to make a profit.
  26. Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/expat-corner/its-time-to-commend-turkeys-cologne-culture

    In fact, it could very well be Turkey’s affinity for kolonya that may have ensured the country remained...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You seem to be very bothered by it all. If you are really that concerned about getting ill from Siberian Musk 2, just keep it in storage for a few days and you'll be good to go, that is a fact my...
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    Re: Layton Exclusif legit check

    A full bottle is 355g without the box.
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    Re: New advertising

    Yep. Their website is not even secure, such an easy thing to do as well.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Don't be so ridiculous. Don't let the virus control your life, take the basic necessary precautions and chill out.
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    Smell like.... A new car?

    https://www.motor1.com/news/403655/new-car-smell-for-sale/

    Whatever next...
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    Re: Baccarat lovers... EDP or Extrait?

    Extrait has more depth and character, more masculine too.
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    Re: Layton Exclusif legit check

    How much does it weigh?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I might not even bother ordering anything with all of this financial uncertainty in the world.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm not even bothering with DHL, $9 option for me.
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    Re: Best affordable introduction to oud oils

    https://www.immortaloud.co.uk/ have some good low-cost natural Thai oud oil too.
  37. Re: Are there antiviral fragrances in the market?

    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/alcohol-kills-coronavirus-myth-busting
  38. Re: Are there antiviral fragrances in the market?

    You can get a bottle of Jovan or 4711 for next to nothing.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    TBH, I find them fairly similar (think coffee for OL and chocolate for RO) but Russian Oud will always be number one for me.
  40. Re: Are there antiviral fragrances in the market?

    All fragrances contain alcohol denat which kills any germs. Just spray a little on your hands and rub together.
  41. Re: Are there antiviral fragrances in the market?

    All fragrances contain alcohol denat which kills any germs.
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    Re: Best affordable introduction to oud oils

    You should be paying around at least £100 for 3ml for anything of decent quality.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Projection of OL was okay for me, not beastly, but definitely not a skin-scent.
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    Re: Best affordable introduction to oud oils

    Yeah, at those prices it is not even worth calling "oud"
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    It is not IFRA per se, rather it is the EU.
  46. Re: Pissed somebody off with Mancera - red tobacco

    They are both owned by Pierre Montale. Both known for their aggressive use of ACs. Red Tobacco is a beast.
  47. Re: What would a fragrance smell like if it was made up of every single fragrance in the world?

    Parfums de Marly Carlisle. A chemical mess.
  48. Re: As a Scent Crusader, Have You Found Your Holy Grail?

    Russian Oud
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    Re: Kolonya by Rasei Fort

    It stays fairly close to the skin with about 5/6 hours longevity
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    https://fragrancedubois.com/

    New releases are now available from their website, with a new range of 15ml affordable attars. Also, Sahraa Oud and Oud Orange Intense bakhoor which like very tempting.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Completely useless. What's to stop someone putting 10 SM2 attar in their basket? Any bets on the first to sell out? My guess is the following order:

    1. SM2
    2. OE2
    3. MAT
    4. OL
    5. BG
    6. Walimah
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum 2020 Thread

    Are you talking about Dior Homme Parfum?
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I agree with this, though the potency is not very bad unlike some Fort and Manle fragrances.
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    It's okay for the price, but leagues away from Aventus, IMO.
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    Poll: Re: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    Already have done and decided that it isn't, I just wanted to see what others think.
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    Poll: Is Creed Aventus Still Worth it in 2020?

    There has been a lot of talk about the reformulation of Aventus and current batches, coupled with the sale of Creed to BlackRock. Is Aventus still as good as it was and is it worth the price in 2020....
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    Re: Oud centered brands?

    Yes, Rasasi's Oud Boruzz collection is definitely worth checking out.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum 2020 reformulation?

    Yes.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum 2020 Thread

    We already verified that the formula code is exactly the same.
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    I'm in.
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    Wow! Send me a bottle please. It might have something to do with the tax systems of those perspective countries, I don't know. It is nothing to do with Lucky Scent, the price on FdB's UK website is...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    This is the exact issue, along with the fact that he trashed Xerjoff and Creed in their entirety. I don't see why people are getting defensive about someone asking for an explanation for this because...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    A lot of people feel the same including me. The new releases are more affordable but I guess you get what you pay for.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    What I mean is advising people to buy one bottle and then not putting any restriction on it just increases the FOMO and heightens the attention of the scalpers which is counterproductive to the the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's counterproductive to mention "advising one bottle only" but there is no way around it as we have discussed before. ALD is a small business at the end of the day and they would love to clear...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Is this professional to you?:



    - Luca Turin, Sep 30 2018
  67. Re: Waft From The Loft - Sarah McCartney 4160 Tuesdays

    I couldn't care less if they come on wearing pink lulus, they have some fine taste in fragrances.
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    Re: A Chergui alternative?

    You can get Naxos discounted or a decant if you know the right people.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I could not disagree further. Even if it was a "clone house", the perfume critic is supposed to try and give an objective opinion (if such a thing is possible) about the "smell" of the fragrance...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Nice. I was wearing Ma Nishtana the other day and it just blew me away. How does Mriga compare to Areej le Dore's Russian Musk and Siberian Musk?
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    Re: Oud centered brands?

    Fragrance du Bois
    Oman Luxury
    Bortnikoff
    Montale (synthetic oud)
    Roja Dove
  72. Re: You'll never guess what this handwash smells like...!

    Yeah, I've been using the shower gel for over a year now, it's a clone of Aventus. Good for using alongside Creed Aventus.
  73. Re: Waft From The Loft - Sarah McCartney 4160 Tuesdays

    Not standard British demeanour whatsoever, especially if you are from the north of England.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Yes, me too. The consensus is against him here, Roja Enigma, Amber Aoud, UAE, Aoud, and Xerjoff Nio, Naxos, Richwood, More Than Words, Kemi Hayat, are all easily above 4/5. In fact I know many...
  75. Re: Waft From The Loft - Sarah McCartney 4160 Tuesdays

    I can't see them using real oud, the pricing is fairly low. Sarah was showing them "Black Agarwood" which is synthetic oud.
  76. Waft From The Loft - Sarah McCartney 4160 Tuesdays

    Dan and Jo from Wafts From The Lofts are collaborating with Sarah McCartney to create a fragrance. Due to be released August 2020. I'd rather wait until August but they have already met their...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    6 ATTARS #newrelease available soon:
    ✔ Malik Al Taif: $130
    ✔ Siberian Musk part 2: $130
    ✔ Walimah: $125
    ✔ Ottoman Empire part 2: $110
    ✔ Baikal Gris: $110
    ✔ Oud Luwak: $110

    ⚖ 2,5 gram per...
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    Re: A Chergui alternative?

    +2 for Naxos. If longevity is a problem, Pure Havane will not solve it.
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    Re: Fresh Berry Fragrances?

    I thought of this but it is not of the fresh and uplifting category. My suggestions are:

    Exaltatum Ruby Wood - A strong note of red berries, very fresh and unique too.

    Gentle fluidity (silver)...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    You won't be disappointed. Sahraa Oud and Oud Rouge Intense are probably the only two that I would buy from FdB at full price.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    I haven't tried any of Ensar's parfums or EdPs, but I know his oud oil is of the highest quality, if not the best in the world. Distillation is also a skill and Ensar is at the top of his game. As...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yes, it has the same opening, it might even be more prominent in VNA.
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    Re: Is my Aventus Batch 19s41 legit?

    I wouldn't worry about that too much, this is all done by hand.
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    Re: ADG Profumo strange smell

    There are tons of fake AdG Profumo out there, I doubt it is anything to do with maceration.
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    The best one is New York Intense. FdB have been hyping these new releases for about 3/4 months now and they are still unavailable in most places, they are not even added to their website.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Creed died for me somewhere around the end of 2017, beginning of 2018.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    For me, it would be OE2.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Last time they were $130 and $150
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Proxima is due on 20th March, apparently it is the better of the 3.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Disgusting. They have the cheek to say "Have a wonderful weekend" too!
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I've been wearing Triad and VNA for about a week now, so here is my take:

    Triad: Opens with a prominent Damask rose smell, the oud is there but becomes more prominent after the first few hours....
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    Poll: Re: Parfums vintage vs Creed Aventus?

    I have 2019 Aventus and PV Emporer Extrait and Emperor Extrait wins easily for me on smell, projection, and longevity. If it had Roja-Dove on the front of the bottle, people would be going crazy...
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    [UK] Areej le Dore - 5th Collection UK only

    Siberian Summer 28/30ml remaining - £130
    Antiquity 29/30 remaining - £200
    Plumeria de Orris 28/30ml remaining - £150
    War and Peace 1 28/30ml remaining - £180
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm guessing there will be a W&P attar. Only time will tell.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I could not care less about what he says. Have you read his comments on his blog about Xerjoff fragrances? Enough not to take him seriously.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Very disappointing.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    $150
  98. Re: What fragrances do YOU find backup bottle worthy?

    Dhp 75ml
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I agree, the rose in Malik al-Taif is very different, Triad is more similar to Oud Maximus. There is more rose in Triad than I thought and it is the dominant player in it.
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV Reformulation?

    I agree with this 100%. The smell is the same, but the potency and richness is just not there.
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