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    Re: Tom Ford to launch Fucking Fabulous perfume

    that's his idea of "daring" now?
    the name of the thing?
    oy vey ...
  2. Re: swap

    bump
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    [CONUS] Re: swap

    bump
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    iso mpg jardin du nil

    partial just fine.
  5. Re: iso hermes equipage geranium (bottle) and terre d'hermes decant

    bump
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    [CONUS] empty

    empty
  7. iso cartier declaration d'un soir and hermes equipage geranium

    hi there --

    looking for a bottle of cartier declaration d'un soir (can be partial) and of hermes equipage geranium (ditto.)

    buy or swap, your choice.

    thanks,

    harper
  8. looking for nr for him bleu noir and adp colonia assoluta

    partial bottles just fine.
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    iso narciso rodriguez for him bleu noir

    lmk what you have.

    thanks,

    hh
  10. favorite good-quality mukhallat with a strong rose note?

    hi all --

    i am still looking for a dark rose perfume, and am now thinking that perhaps i should look to an oil composition.

    so a good-quality (not necessarily expensive, but that is ok, too)...
  11. wanted: malle une rose (bottle or large decant)

    i trade you or buy.
  12. Re: amouage, ormonde jayne, villoresi, more ( vintages, men's, women's)

    update
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    Re: what's your favorite dark rose scent?

    thank you everyone!

    what i don't already have i will procure in sample form and try.

    harper
    (wearing paestum rose from a bottle i had forgotten i had :-)
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    what's your favorite dark rose scent?

    you know how it goes.
    i am suddenly on the hunt for a dark rose.
    what's your favorite?

    many thanks,

    harper
  15. Re: oj isfarkand, villoresi piper nigrum, nr for him, more ( vintages, womens')

    updated list
  16. Re: oj isfarkand, slumberhouse new sibet, villoresi piper nigrum, nr for him

    bump
  17. Re: Do More Negative Over Positive Cologne Reviews Influence You When It Comes To A Potential Purcha

    not really.

    i look for reviewers whose taste aligns with mine, and their reviews are what helps me decide.
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    ISO delrae bois de paradis

    large decant or used bottle just fine.

    swap or sale, you choose.

    hh
  19. swap: 11 abdul karim al faransi samples -- full bottles of others

    -- Abdul Karim Al Faransi 11 samples (variously filled by AKAF, each tried 1x): Amber Afghani, Baghdad, Imperial Desire, Amber 4000, Musk Dulcedinis, Musk Tahara Yemeni, Musk Aswad, Royal White...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse: "New Sibet"

    i got my bottle today and am wearing it as i speak.
    i like it, but i do not find it so different from what he has done before.
    in fact, to my nose this turns quickly into a kinder, gentler sova...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse: "New Sibet"

    very interested myself and looking forward to read reviews.

    also, anya mccoy from anya's garden used goat hair tincture in her perfume "pan" (which is actually very nice) 10 years ago (2006).
    ...
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    a few for swap -- conus only

    *** Amouage Jubilation XXV for Men. 1.7 oz decant in a spray-bottle, about 75% full.

    *** Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger 1.7 oz, in box. i bought this brand-new and used it a couple of times....
  23. Thread: a few to swap

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    [USA] a few to swap

    *** Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise 3.4 oz, about 75% full, in box. lovely, smoky, dry-ish,adult vanilla. not a cupcake :-)

    *** Amouage Jubilation XXV for Men, 1.7 oz decant in a spray-bottle,...
  24. Thread: a few for swap

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    [CONUS] a few for swap

    ** olfactif sample boxes: last 6 or 7 months worth (i have to look and count them) -- 3 samples to a box, so 3x 6(or 7), about 2 ml each (give or take, they are not evenly filled), each sprayed 1x....
  25. [USA] lutens, villoresi, laboratorio olfattivo, narciso rodriguez

    ** lutens: fleurs d'orangier, 1.7 oz, full in box (sprayed 1x)

    ** villoresi; piper nigrum, 1.7 oz, about 75% full or so (i need to go look), no box

    ** laboratirio olfattivo: pathouliful, 0.5...
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    villoresi, goutal, pg

    * villoresi piper nigrum, 1.7 oz, about 75% full, no box. old formula in opaque bottle with silvery label. alas, i'm allergic to something in it :-(

    * annick goutal vanille exquise, 3.4 oz, about...
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    Re: scent of banana?

    thank you all -- i'll start looking for these...
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    scent of banana?

    i LOVE villoresi's garofano for the gentle whiffs of banana i get (and all the other stuff, including the gloriously skanky drydown. this is the old bottle, mind you.) anyway, i get contact...
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    parfumerie generale -- us only

    * parfumerie generale coze, 1.7 oz, 98% full or so, in box

    * parfumerie generale corps et ames, 3.4 oz, about 60% full, no box. spayer is damaged on this one, so you can either pull the whole...
  30. Re: The Top Ten Male Designer Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    extremely entertaining and well written. brava :-)
  31. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    a name change seems in order -- maybe monsieur g. would do?

    just sayin' ...
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    Re: your favorite bitter-sweet fragrance?

    thank you all, i'm taking notes ... keep 'em coming :-)

    hh
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    your favorite bitter-sweet fragrance?

    and yes, bitter (or something like it) is part of what i am looking for.

    is it saffron that makes for that note?

    i am not sure.

    i have and like (but do not love) sl douce amere (too douce,...
  34. [CONUS] euphorium brooklyn cilice; tom ford violet blonde; ormonde jayne woman and others

    up for swap:

    * euphorium brooklyn cilice perfume oil, 15 ml, in glass stopper bottle (i also have the brown apothecary bottle somewhere, i think.) used 1x.

    * perfumerie generale corps & ames...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    hm.
    little ever blows me away.
    can't remember, really.
    maybe dsh seve de pin?
    and years before that: agaraura private blend, made for me.
    oh, but wait: "L" by softsurroundings is superb....
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    i need help choosing betweeen 3 perfumes

    ok, i still have a christmas present free and get to choose a perfume -- not an easy endeavor, as you might imagine:
    i have many, need none, and don't know what i want (sound familiar?)...
  37. Re: Can Nicolai New York Intense work as a signature fragrance?

    well hey, anything could.

    you simply make it so.

    but say: did you end up making it your signature?

    happy new year !!

    hh
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    Re: Tabarome Millesime

    late to the party, but my father (now in his 80s) used to wear vintage tabarome -- and still wears knize ten and the original aramis.
    all are, though different, in the tobacco-leather, chypre-patch...
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    anyone try otis & me by jazmin serai?

    i received my olfactif sampler for december and this was part of it.
    to my nose, this is simply molecule 1 + cardamom.
    that is: very simple and linear, wholly unoriginal and *nothing* like the...
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    Re: I hate Creed flacons

    i would strongly advise you *not* file a claim and potentially lose a friend over a bottle of perfume.
    i suggest to not do business with him/her again if they don't refund you.
    but don't lose...
  41. Re: what's your favorite dark fragrance with a fruit note?

    thank you all -- i'll be getting a few samples :-)
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    i think cuir mauresque is uncle serge's version of knize ten.
    i like them both.
    a lot.

    bottles i own In no particular order): vetiver oriental, feminite du bois (vintage and reformulated);...
  43. question: anyone know if there's a neil morris winter sale coming?

    i'm tempted by several of his perfumes, but seem to remember that there's a winter sale usually.
    i would wait for that, if there were one.
    anyone know?

    hh
  44. what's your favorite dark fragrance with a fruit note?

    looking for something dark with a pronounced fruit kick

    i already know:

    * slumberhouse kiste (peach)
    * slumberhouse pear&olive (for the pear. not dark enough, really)
    * rochas femme (plum)...
  45. wanted: hermessence vetive- tonka (bottle or large decant)

    looking for (partial) bottle or large decant of hermesssence vetiver-tonka. swap or sale.
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    providence perfume: moss gown ...

    ... is fabulous.
    and i mean: FABULOUS.
    i cannot get enough of the expertly blended, warm, chypre goodness of this.

    HIGHLY recommended.

    in fact, of recent years chypres, nothing comes close...
  47. [CONUS] 2 to swap: laboratorio olfattivo: pathouliful; pg corps et ames edp

    * 10 ml bottle laboratorio olfattivo patchouliful -- directly from rome, sprayed 1x, no box (came that way.)

    * 1.7 oz parfumerie generale: corps et ames edp, about 60% full (i think. might be more...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    i'm wearing this as i type, and it reminds me of a musk-substitution oil i have from a uk seller.
    that's what i smell the most: dark musk, labdanum, and frankincense.
    nice and dirty at the same...
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    Re: just wondering (needing input) +++

    hello all -- thank you for everyone's input. i did contact a moderator who is looking into it.
    i was advised against a "public shaming", and so won't disclose the name.
    again, thanks all! keeping...
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    Re: Searching for a dry, powdery leather

    cuir ottoman (pd'e) is too sweet for this, i'd say.
    i mean, it's too sweet for *me*, and i like knize ten and lutens cuir mauresque, and those are plenty sweet.
    i'm thinking maybe lutens iris...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th February 2015

    arabie -- serge lutens (dabbed, not sprayed)
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    just wondering (needing input) +++

    ... how long is it reasonable to wait for a reply from a seller until assuming i've been ripped off?

    here are the data (without naming names):

    * i paid for the item 3 weeks ago.
    * i've since...
  53. Thread: ormonde woman

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    ormonde woman

    any form -- edp, parfum, bath oil. partial bottle ok.
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    no, aramis is NOT bad at all.
    in fact, it's great, really.
    i mean, bernard chant is a god in my book.
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    smell-bent horny little devil is good, too (in the absence of the untitled.)
    i've always thought that it (the little devil) is what lutens mkk wanted to be
    (and failed. namely: a horny little...
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    Re: Anything Similar to Slumberhouse Rume

    just tried it and after wracking my brain what it reminds me of i finally figured out that imaginary author's the cobra and the canary is definitely related (in ways FEA and SN are not). rume is...
  57. "Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau Si Sensuelle" ...

    "Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau Si Sensuelle"

    oy vey.
  58. oh brother ... how stupid do these people think...

    oh brother ... how stupid do these people think we are?
  59. i love the "hugging a big bottle" bit. oy...

    i love the "hugging a big bottle" bit.

    oy vey...
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    Re: is makeup-alley down for anyone else?

    ah -- thanks all!
    and i hope on the east coast are safe!
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    is makeup-alley down for anyone else?

    i've not been able to get to it since last night.

    anyone know?
  62. Re: Article: Michael Edwards to launch e-book of out-of-print English version of Perfume Legends [Ne

    i am *so* happy to hear that American Feminine Fragrances will finally be written!
    i wonder if, some day, there will also be the masculine legends (french, american, whatever?)
    i remember that more...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Slumberhouse Norne

    the catharsis of self-worship.
    oy vey...
  64. brought into IFRA compliance? i cannot for a...

    brought into IFRA compliance?
    i cannot for a moment believe that it is anything like the original powerhouse.
    i hope i'm wrong.
    but i doubt it.

    waiting to hear what those who try it say...
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    Re: Mon Parfum by M. Micallef.

    it smells almost *exactly* like something else -- and older.
    but for the life of me i can't remember what it is.
    well, when it comes to me i shall report.
  66. Re: I found my personal panty dropper...its not a particular cologne tho. It's a layerin combo.

    LOL, indeed, hardly.

    so true, all of the above :-)
  67. "We shall continue to work to ensure the safe...

    "We shall continue to work to ensure the safe enjoyment of fragrances by implementing our Standards worldwide."

    safe "enjoyment" ???
    oh, bullsh*t!
    give me a warning label and let me decide for...
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    oh for god's sake, enough already with throwing...

    oh for god's sake, enough already with throwing some oudh into a perfume and calling it "oudh".
    for that kind of money i buy myself the *real* thing.

    h.
  69. hello all -- i am desperately (well, maybe...

    hello all --

    i am desperately (well, maybe not desperately, but *seriously*) seeking a bottle of agaraura's mukhallat arrej --
    after finally getting around to trying the sample taha sent me ages...
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    "this high grade cambodian oudh has a brownish...

    "this high grade cambodian oudh has a brownish color".

    oy vey...

    hh
  71. thanks for the suggestions -- anyone know about...

    thanks for the suggestions -- anyone know about this *particular* mukhallat, though (the muk shuyukh from sharif, that is.)

    and manny -- i will keep my eyes open (yay :-)

    harper
  72. p.s. re: the other thread that's too long: how...

    p.s. re: the other thread that's too long:

    how about opening a second thread re: oudhs
    numbering it "oudh thread no. 2 - open to posting" (or some such)
    with the current one one named "oudh...
  73. ok, repost: hello all -- i have a question...

    ok, repost:

    hello all --

    i have a question re: sharif's mukhallat shuyukh.

    i have a sample (i don't know how old, but it has the newer label on it) of this and *just* tried it for the first...
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    hello all -- i have a question re: sharif's...

    hello all --

    i have a question re: sharif's mukhallat shuyukh.

    i have a sample (i don't know how old, but it has the newer label on it) of this and *just* tried it for the first time and like...
  75. number 3

    number 3
  76. oy vey -- triple post

    oy vey -- triple post
  77. p.s. i convinced myself with the previous post...

    p.s.

    i convinced myself with the previous post that i need a bottle of taha's naqi (i've been operating off a sample so far.)

    so i just went and bought one.


    better be careful what i'm...
  78. i've been meaning to do this for while , so here...

    i've been meaning to do this for while , so here goes: taha (of agaraura.com) is such a pleasure to do business with!
    i've bought a few bottles and samples from him, and he is unfailingly kind and...
  79. oh for god's sake. can ingredient regulations be...

    oh for god's sake.
    can ingredient regulations be far behind?

    blech...
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    Sticky: another question: anyone tried oudselect's borneo...

    another question: anyone tried oudselect's borneo black (or b. gold or b. mist, for that matter?)

    what are they like?

    harper
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    Sticky: yup, mr. acer, it does (help, that is :-) ...

    yup, mr. acer, it does (help, that is :-)

    thank you for all the links!!
    (do you also have a link for a good cambodian oil??
    if so, pray let me know...)

    and divinemama, yes, i think i will do...
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    Sticky: hello all -- i am pretty new to oudh, although...

    hello all --

    i am pretty new to oudh, although i 've worn some mukhallats that have oudh as an ingredient (most from agarscentsbazaar.)

    now i've begun to wear sharif's tarakan vintage (see post...
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    Sticky: taha, are you familiar with sharif's tarakan...

    taha,

    are you familiar with sharif's tarakan vintage oil? and is any of yours comparable?

    thanks,

    harper
  84. lpp -- oh, i just meant areej not wanting to make...

    lpp -- oh, i just meant areej not wanting to make the prices available publicly.
    you've got ask *personally*.
    oy vey...

    harper
  85. another thought on areej -- seems to me that...

    another thought on areej -- seems to me that they're selling exlusivity more than the perfumes themselves.

    o well.

    harper
  86. well, anyway -- then the european union came up...

    well, anyway -- then the european union came up with these ridiculous restrictions (and the u.s. followed right along)
    and all the perfumer-houses fell down and reformulated like mad -- greedy...
  87. btw, omar added a sample of tarakan vintage oudh...

    btw, omar added a sample of tarakan vintage oudh oil with my last order at agarscentsbazaar and it is rather fabulous:
    deep and smokey and dry, *very* woody in the top w/ a slight tar-note that i...
  88. bluemoon, thanks for the warning -- i won't post...

    bluemoon, thanks for the warning -- i won't post what i have then.
    well, i suppose it's the extreme opposite of the lowest common denominator, eh?
    oh, and thanks for the detailed description of...
  89. hello all, again, thank you *all* so much for...

    hello all,

    again, thank you *all* so much for your help and patience with all my questions
    (here in public and in private.)

    i've since seen a price-list for the areej products and practically...
  90. acer -- 'kay ('cept that i'm a dudette :-) ...

    acer -- 'kay ('cept that i'm a dudette :-)

    taha: thank you for the recommendation -- that floralcy (misk seoufi) : is there floral oil added? and if so, which?
    or is it the musk itself that's...
  91. acer -- in which way way different? (consider...

    acer --

    in which way way different?
    (consider that it's the khalta ateeq i actually know...)

    :-)harper
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    Sticky: taha said: "Sounds like a standard (low) grade,...

    taha said: "Sounds like a standard (low) grade, cultivated Subintegra to me. Over-soaked.
    Probably not even Cambodian, more likely something from the border of Thailand and Cambodia. On the Thai...
  93. again, thank you all for your elp with my...

    again, thank you all for your elp with my questions!
    between all of you, most of them have been answered, i believe:-)

    except this one: anyone know if the agaraura areej is anything like sharif's...
  94. also: while i *am* in the market for a new...

    also: while i *am* in the market for a new mukhallat , i am also thinking of getting a pure oudh oil.
    the only oudh i have so far is sharif's hainan, which is very mild and sweet and unoffensive....
  95. thank you all for your input on my various and...

    thank you all for your input on my various and sundry questions.
    i really appreciate it.
    alas, there are more (questions, i mean.)

    so, while i'm waiting for my samples of amouage malook and...
  96. what rashid said :-) also -- is there a place...

    what rashid said :-)

    also -- is there a place on that website where the products are shown?
    or do you (do i) have to get in touch with them for a list?

    thanks,

    harper
  97. lpp, i know, i saw that. sounds rather nice,...

    lpp, i know, i saw that. sounds rather nice, actually.
    and btw, looks like the ambergris ambre rose is still there.

    bluemoon, thank you -- i will have to look that up.
    but where do i find areej...
  98. abubakr -- thank you!! that is exactly the kind...

    abubakr -- thank you!!
    that is exactly the kind of info i needed :-)
    i really like the agarscents white ambergris-- and i love taifi rose.
    in fact, i like sharif's ambergris ambre rose oil for the...
  99. dred, yes, i love rose. it's in fact one of my...

    dred, yes, i love rose.
    it's in fact one of my favorite things.
    i have to give the king fahad a try (but (i'm getting afraid for my bank account :-)

    have you tried sharif's dhen musk rose?
    it's...
  100. hello all -- can someone help me with this: ...

    hello all --

    can someone help me with this:

    i am in love with the cheap al haramain musk al haramain -- and am looking for something of better quality that would be along those same lines...
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