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    Re: Is There a Complex, Full Bodied Aquatic?

    Centaure from MPG is a very full bodied and significantly complex aquatic frag
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    +1 to Bahiana
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    Re: Dark rooty vetiver

    The darkest and rootest vetiver I know and own is the Route du Vetiver from MPG. Mine is vintage and is quite close to the essential oil from Vetiver from Haiti.
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    Re: Are we in the age of "POWDERY"?

    Exactly, since M7 Oud Absolu with its annoying powdery construction I don't question this fact.
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    Re: Inexpensive pure orange scents?

    The purest orange based scent, and is relatively cheap, is Concentrée d'Orange Verte, a realistic orange juice frag
  6. Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    I really like Eau de Paco Rabanne - a sicilian lemmon heavy on sandal
    other very good options are Jardin du Nil, Fleur du Male La Cologne (the EDC version, a lighter, lemony and muskier version of...
  7. Re: Wich Serge Lutens should I buy next for my collection?

    I don't know nothing about Borneo discontinuation... It was absent from SL website, but is now available again.
  8. Poll: Re: Serge Lutens Borneo or Tom Ford Black Orchid?

    I also do not get any similarity... Love both but Borneo is more "artistic" IMO
  9. Re: "Black rose" note in Tom Ford Noir de Noir, what is this?

    What I understand of the concept of "black rose", and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that this means a velvety, musky rose as the one found in Black Aoud, Oud Ispahan or Acteur.
  10. Re: How does Serge Lutens stack up against some of the top niche brands?

    It's definitely my favorite house, since their frags really are what I really search: they're complex, tell histories, are strong and always present an outstanding quality. I own 20 SLs (and waiting...
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    Re: any good designer rose scents

    Since you asked for designer, + 1 to Azzaro Acteur, a dark velvety rose surrounded by musk. You might also go for Yardley's English Rose, a very realistic tea rose, only supported by some other...
  12. Re: What has honey, civet, musk? Is there anything?

    I believe Absolue Pour Le Soir is what you're looking for.. It's the dirtiest honey I know and despite civet isn't described as a note, it screams really loud.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Till last month my favorites were Pour un Homme and Gris Clair but then I knew Taste of Heaven and to me now it's the best lavender due to its complexity, like a millefeuilles of lavender.
  14. Re: Parfum d'Habit (1988) by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

    Mine is the new version (bought it last year) from Fragrancenet and has huge projection and fix. I wouldn't be worried with fakes since MPG isn't popular (on the contrary really).
  15. Re: YSL Pour Homme or YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentree?

    It depends on how you prefer your old school lemon accord: the original has a soapy clean lemon while the HC has a dirty, sweaty lemon. I own both and really enjoy them and think they're different...
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    Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    Hummm, this seems quite interesting. How about fix and projection please?
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    Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    IMO, better than Black Violet is Grey Flannel, which is also my ideal violet (flower + leaves)
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    Re: Anything similar to Quorum

    Yatagan for its pine vibe, Eau des Iles for a greater smoke
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    Re: Bas de Soie, you're too cold for me.

    I'm waiting mine to arrive here, but I'm counting on the cold, grey effect, maybe some sadness that BdS could show me
  20. Re: L'artisan parfumeur, what would you guys recommend?

    Unfortunately I have a huge problem with l'artisan frags... they have complexity, are quite interesting as ideas, but many are quite thin, watery and transparent. I feel like an "interrupted coitus"...
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    Re: Masculine Florals

    I second Le Troisiémme Homme, Fleur du Male and Jardin du Nil, and could also suggest Iris Bleu Gris, Eau des Iles, Parfum Sacré, Oud Ispahan, Van cleef pour homme, Vitriol d'Oeillet, Or des Indes,...
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    Re: scents that change the mood to sadness

    Eau de Gentiane Blanche always passes me an image of freezing cold in my soul, a sadness that surpasses me.
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    Re: Serge Lutens CHOICES!

    I still didn't receive my Santal majuscule but own the other three and can say you can't go wrong with them. Maybe Cédre might be the most difficult amongst them because it's a fight description...
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    Re: What is your favorite Chypre?

    +1 to Mitsouko
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    Re: Dior DUNE pre-reformulation

    Mine too has these two inscriptions, pour homme on the front and for men on the back. Bought in 2001.
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    Re: Worth trying feminine MPGs

    Oh gosh, so many interesting frags!! Jasmin is already in my wish list... Thanks Larimar

    Soie Rouge really seems interesting. I will get a sample cause I don't know if SR is distant enough from...
  27. Re: Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    From these three, I only know Centaure, which is great, and I agree with the description gave from "The Bark".
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    Re: Worth trying feminine MPGs

    Thanks for this suggestion. I'm researching about Jasmin and found that there are EDT and EDP versions? Which one do you recommend me?
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    Worth trying feminine MPGs

    Hi, I own and love several "masculine" frags from MPG (Santal Noble, Parfum d'Habit, Ambre Precieux, Baime, Centaure, Iris Bleu Gris, Jardin du Nil and waiting for Route du Vetiver, Grain de Plaisir,...
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    Re: Sexy, Musky, Sweet scent?

    Maybe you're looking for something less musky/dirty, but I couldn't agree more with the suggestion of Absolue pour le Soir.
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    Poll: Re: New BVLGARI MAN EXTREME

    I don't know. Bvlgari Man is a kind of "guilty pleasure" to me, a rather linear and uncompromising scent but gives me much pleasure due particularly to one note: the lotus flower, with its meditative...
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    Re: Most underrated House

    +1 to MPG

    outstanding frags, but underrated house.
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    Re: Fleurs de Citronnier OR Fleur du Male?

    I'm sampling today the EDC version and also think it's quite similar to Fleurs de Citronnier
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    Re: Yatagan or L'anarchiste

    I must say I was extremely disappointed in Yuzu. Totally unworthy of the name Caron in its box
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    Re: Yatagan or L'anarchiste

    Go for both. They're cheap and quite different from each other. You won't regret.
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    Re: the montale house

    Exactly, as pointed by fragnifiscent, oud is the note by Montale is known. It's not a natural oud however, but an artificial and extremely concentrated one. From this house, I believe the best I know...
  37. Frag with hazelnut note as in Mechant Loup but with better projection?

    I'm looking for some frag with good projection that has a realistic hazelnut note. I knew Mechant Loup and was delighted by its very natural hazelnut, however as many other L'Artisans, I found it...
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    Poll: Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    There is a kind of a tradeoff here. BB is more original and edgy, but MiP is much more refined and better constructed IMO
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    Re: The scent of power....

    Oh god, how could I forget VC&Aph??? As bigsteve pointed it's indeed a power scent.
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    Re: The scent of power....

    I have this feeling about L'Anarchiste. Also many frags from Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier do the trick (Santal Noble, Parfum d'Habit, Ambre Precieux). I could continue with Grey Flannel and Jubilation...
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    Re: What's your favorite/best citrus scent?

    I second the Concentrée d'Orange Verte. Other very good citrus frags are Jardin du Nil and Orange Sanguine
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance similar to.....

    Also from SL I'd suggest Fille en Aiguilles (a piny sirup), Arabie (dried fruits and honey, sweeter than Chergui), Fumerie Turque (dense tobacco and honey). In fact, almost all frags from SL are...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only

    Is it already on the market? Never heard of this flanker before.

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    Is it already on the market? Never heard of this flanker before.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - Safe for Work?

    I don't see any problem. Use it sparingly and you (and your coworkers) are safe. A very natural, close to skin, animalic smell.
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    Re: Christmas Night Out Choice?

    I'll go with a literal frag: Nuit de Noel, or as a second option Fille en Aiguilles
  46. Thread: Boozy picks

    by lgarruda
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    Re: Boozy picks

    Pure Malt, Escada pour Homme, Kors for Men, Douce Amere
  47. Poll: Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    IMO Shalimar is the best.
  48. Re: Lets guess the next brands doing its first OUD

    Annick Goutal - Vapeur d'Aoud kkkkkkk

    Certainly I could bet that TM will launch an oud flank of A*Men, and the others of its house since oud goes well with any kinds of scents.

    It's a pity SL...
  49. Re: Any Azzaro experts? Elixer Bois Precieux, Acteur, Pure Lavande questions...

    I enjoy some of Azzaro's creation. ApH, there is also a flanker very popular here in Brazil that is the l'Eau ApH, stripped from some of the heaviest notes from the original and a heavier citrus at...
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    Re: Suggest me my orange blossom

    Despite FdM isn't complex as FdO, I second Kagey's suggestion of Fleur du Male. It's like a milk of orange blossom, very simple and plain, but this note is there, in your face, during the whole...
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    Re: The beautiful Fat Electrician

    As many other frags of ELdO i've tried, I loved the concept, the ideas. Some of them I really liked as FE, Jasmin et Cigarette, Rien, Tom of Finland, Rossy de Palma, but they seem to me like if were...
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    Re: Lutens first launch in Feb.2013

    I can even imagine Serge's description of it:

    “I was sitting at a table outside a souk in Fez during a hot afternoon, drinking my rose tea, when I saw a ravishing blond woman coming back from the...
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    Re: Phileas by Nina Ricci - a rare gem.

    That's why I treat mine like a real gem
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Rubegon has a strong, undeniable point.
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    Re: Lutens first launch in Feb.2013

    kkkkkkkkkk. With Rose. kkkkkkkk
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    Re: Lutens first launch in Feb.2013

    Would it be the following equation?

    Sa Majesté la Rose + Vitriol d'Oeillet - Carnation = La Fille de Berlin?
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Secretions Magnifiques is the worst frag I've ever smelled. I instantly gagged and started to cry.

    Honorable second place goes to Chaps - horrid stuff
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    Re: Borneo 1834 vs. LIDGE

    Borneo isn't a beautiful perfume as LIDGE is, I mean, it is kind of raw, dirty, dusty and with lots of shadows and places to hide (I mean, there are several notes that appear and disappear during the...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    I really like Serge Lutens perfumes, am passionate about jasmin (A la Nuit is one of my most enjoyed frags) and I love animalic and leather fragrances. Sarrasins is in my wish list. How about its...
  60. Re: Féminité du Bois and Muscs Koublaï Khän regarding longevity and sillage

    To me the problem with both isn't longevity, lasting very well, but projection is a serious issue. MKK and FdB (especially this one) stay very close to my skin. In fact I don't have longevity issues...
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    Re: The skankiest of them all

    In this order IMO:

    Dior Leather Oud
    APLS
    MKK
    BaV
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    Re: whats the best heavy anise scent?

    Douce Amére - SL
  63. Re: Which fragrances smell closest to your clothes after a bonfire?

    Eau des Iles - MPG

    In some sort, not properly a bonfire but some smoke:

    - Quorum
    - Ambre Sultan
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    Re: Woody Serge Lutens?

    Yeah, Chene and Fille en Aiguilles are both woody/resinous options. Cedre is a completely misleading name cause it's strongly centered on tuberose. Another option for a woody SL is Feminité du Bois...
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    Re: L'Anarchiste and Yatagan are gold diggers

    Maybe you are right, however, I noticed that some frags from Caron are vanishing from discount stores, as L'Anarchiste for instance, which is consistent to the idea of a new pricing tag for this...
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    Re: L'Anarchiste and Yatagan are gold diggers

    Yesterday I searched for l'Anarchiste that is out of stock on Fragrancenet and Fragrancex and only found it on Escentual and Ausliebezumduft for 68 euro (the same price of Yatagan, 3 man and PuH)...
  67. Re: Have anyone tried Koublai Kahn - Serge Lutens?

    There are some stores online that still have MKK to sell.
  68. Re: Have anyone tried Koublai Kahn - Serge Lutens?

    it's pretty much a skin scent, so it doesn't disturb others. Quite seductive after the first minutes, I realized people were coming closer to talk to me. A masterpiece of sexiness, like resting in...
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    Re: Royal Bain De Caron.

    I own the newer version and never smelled the old one. This is really sweet, maybe the sweetest frag I own, however every time I wear it (at home, after bath) I discover new aspects and am enjoying...
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan -- Smokiness?

    No smoke, sometimes I get some powder in the basis.
  71. Thread: loeweeeeeeeee

    by lgarruda
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    Re: loeweeeeeeeee

    Despite my Solo was made in Spain (it has more than 3 years), as my Esencia and Agua de Loewe, my Loewe 7, bought this year, was made in France, so it could be possible that production (or at least...
  72. Thread: loeweeeeeeeee

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    Re: loeweeeeeeeee

    Solo Loewe is a very good frag. Pop is a younger version, with less fruity notes and absolute highlights its citric notes. Only worthy is the original version IMO.
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    Re: Blueberry Note?

    Mure et Musc Extreme from L'Artisan has a very present blueberry note and IMO is a very good fruit perfume. However, this scent is very close to skin, but lasts long.
  74. Re: Can I go wrong blind buying....Chergui, Tom Ford

    The best advice would be to sample first in order to avoid further deception. However, I blind bought Chergui and am completely satisfied with it. I sampled recently TV and it's also a wonderful...
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or Serge Lutens Chergui / Noire

    To me, also, TV is quite similar to Eau des Baux, from l'Occitane, but TV is a little bit stronger and richer. And to me Serge Noire can't be compared to Chergui, both are very good indeed, but don't...
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    Re: Best Cold Icy fragrances

    Herrera Aqua
    Silver Mountain Water
    Eau de Gentiane Blanche
    Kouros Cologne Sport
    Douce Amére (to me this one has an interesting counterpoint of icy cold - hot alcohol)
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or Serge Lutens Chergui / Noire

    Despite I love Chergui, TV is easier to please, being simpler to be understood. If you can't sample before buying, go for TV.

    PS. I understand your problem to sample. Here in Brazil we have the...
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    Re: Michael for Men by Michael Kors

    I don't get any kind of pee note in it. If discontinuation is real it would be very sad cause it's an excellent cologne. Online one can buy it quite easily.
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    Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Ambre Precieux - for a more vanillic amber
    Ambre Sultan - For a hard resinous amber
    Amber Absolute - For a strong and incensed amber
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    Re: Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    It's a very good scent, with an optimal fix, however it virtually doesn't project, standing close to the skin.
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    Pour un Homme
    Nuit de Noel
    Serge Noire
    Jardin du Nil

    Impossible to name just one
  82. Re: Would it matter to you if other people couldn't smell your perfume, but you still could?

    If we consider that is immensely prevalent the amount of people who don't like/understand any fragrance that isn't uncomplicated, sweet and airy, it doesn't make sense to think on them smelling you...
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    Re: Unique with strong Projection

    As noted, Montale frags are known for outstanding projection and also aren't mass scents, notably Red and Black Aoud. Also I get very good sillage from some MPG as Ambre Precieux, Santal Noble and...
  84. Poll: Re: poll: silver mountain water or prada infusion de vetiver

    Despite SMW is a very good frag I must say I prefer IdV, since it is more mature and fulfills my personal preferences.
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    Re: favorite resinous cologne?

    Ambre Sultan
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Chene
    Parfum Sacré
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    Re: MPG Grain de Plaisir + Baime

    Santal Noble weak? IMO Ambre Precieux is weaker than (or less strong than) Santal Noble. Very good sillage and fix. From those I already own (SN, AP, Parfum d'Habit and Jardin du Nil) I can't...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV and what I'm missing

    I'm willing to buy a tester. Old testers are EDT, while current ones are EDP. Is anyone experienced about some difference about sillage and fix of these? Would this matter be the reason to some...
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    Re: Égoïste vs Égoïste Concentree

    Exactly my opinion. I already had the current version in EDT and got Concentrée last week. It is a bold and more strong version. In the beginning, it's so strong that is quite a mess, but after a few...
  89. Thread: Best Vanilla

    by lgarruda
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    Re: Best Vanilla

    What about its fix and projection?
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    Re: why would someone dislike Chergui ?

    I love Chergui but also can recognize that this frag can be overwhelmingly heavy, dense and/or sweet to some people. I don't have any problem with lacking longevity or potency, being both very good...
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    Re: Pour un Homme and Troisieme Homme

    You should definitely try it. Despite its opening might be a little bit harsh, it's dry down is to die for, very calming, unisex and even sexy.
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    Re: Bulgari Pour Homme..................?

    Very good frag, quite versatile. Not loud and good to work
  93. Re: Found my autumn scent - (Serge Luten's Rousse)

    It's what I feared. SL is my preferred house and I'm trying to get as many frags as possible but had to quit Chypre Rouge from a spray sample just for this reason: it's a wonderful scent but doesn't...
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    Re: Pour un Homme and Troisieme Homme

    You definitely can't go wrong if you buy both. And try to sample other frags from this house, like the already cited Yatagan, L'Anarchiste and some other sold as feminine but totally wearable like...
  95. Re: Found my autumn scent - (Serge Luten's Rousse)

    What about its sillage? Does it project well or is a skin scent?
  96. Re: New Montale - BLACK MUSK - and its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    Last week I received a sample of Black Musk and my first impression it had the strong aoud note that covered the musk, however in some time aoud faded a bit and released its muskiness. Despite aoud...
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    Re: honey fragrances

    Chergui
    Michael for men (I do get a strong honey note)
    Kouros
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    Re: Loewe 7 (Siete)

    I clearly sense apple sweetening the incense and tempered with saffron (however I think it's the pepper note). A strong, but crystalline frankincense, with a very good sillage and fix. Some people...
  99. Re: I'm hooked on Hermes' Blanche Gentiane..............surprised that it has such longevity!

    Me too. I really like it cause its austerity, almost cold dry sadness. It's longevity also surprised me, since I thought that it would be like Eau d'Orange Verte but no. Now I need to go for Eau de...
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    Re: Absolue Pour Le Soir - Dirtyyyy

    Have you already tested it? What about its fix and development? Are the animalic notes more evident in the beginning or in the dry down? Since yesterday, when you told about it, I'm reading about and...
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