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    Re: Patchouli + Musk

    Commando by Smell Bent
  2. Re: 15 ml. bottles of Serge Lutens - where do they come from?

    The Perfume Shoppe in Vancouver has a few of them. I purchased Ambre Sultan and Louve (don't remember the price), and I know that they, at the time, also have Daim Blond, Chypre Rouge and some...
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    Re: The Most Aristocratic Fragrance

    Helmut Lang Cuiron
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    Re: Light patchouli scents?

    anyone tried Demeter Patchouli? considering the line, it will probably ultra light.
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    Re: Help me continue my Iris insanity!

    Divine's L'homme de coeur.
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    Re: Dirty, Booze, Tobacco Frag.

    You might want to try: Cumming the Fragrance

    From the website: Base notes of leather, peat fire, highland mud, burnt rubber and white truffle ground the scent with rugged sensuality, while the...
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    Re: Looking for junk in Vancouver BC

    Holt Renfrew carry all of F Malle line including Vetiver Extraordinaire and the latest one Dans tes Bras. You could also find all of the Tom Ford Private Blend and Jo Malone there. Naz from The...
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    Movie scenes reminiscing fragrance

    Just for fun: which movie scenes reminds you of a certain fragrance?

    For me, Boby Peru's raunchy and dangerous seduction to Lula in Wild at Heart represent ELDO Vierges et Toreros perfectly.
    ...
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    Re: Dans Tes Bras by Frederic Malle - a review

    On my skin, after the top notes disappears, Dans tes Bras smells exactly like when I shampoo my dog using one brand I can't even remember. Perhaps it is the combination of the shampoo and the wet dog...
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    Re: Holt Renfrew update

    Vancouver has all of Tom Ford Private Collections, but as of today, the table is without its own SA. The main perfume SA told me HR is hiring for TF line. She will give me a call when they will give...
  11. Re: Happy Ramadan to our Muslim basenotes members

    Happy fasting for fellow Muslims! Speaking of which, when I was in Indonesia last year, the local Muslim perfume oil vendor suggested me to wear Amber oil..which according to him 'so that you will be...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque has disappeared

    I'm almost sure I saw it at my local perfume store ( www.theperfumeshoppe.com ) when I was there last week.
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    Re: Controversial scents on Basenotes

    Secretions magnifique!
  14. Re: L'Artisan hires the King of Darkness as in-house perfumer

    Great news! I can't wait to sample Eau de Liane, his new but unreleased creation for L'artisan as part of the travel series.
  15. Re: Only one fragrance from Serge Lutens - which one?

    Another vote for Santal de Mysore followed closely by Borneo 1834. Both are a revelation to my jaded nose.
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    Re: anybody want some Bulgari?

    hmm..this reminds me of this scene from a shopping centre in Jakarta, Indonesia taken last year when I visited the place.

    http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3222/dsc00131jo6.th.jpg
    ...
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes LEATHER thread

    Etat libre d'orange's Vierges et Toreros- very sexual with a touch of skank leather. The complete opposite of the refinement of Daim blonde.
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    Re: Fresh Mown Grass?

    Gap Grass- but they discontinued this a long time ago.
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    Re: Soapy, powdery scents for the Holidays?

    Lagerfeld Classic is one of the powderiest scent I've smelled. I believe you can get this cheaply too now.
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    Re: Asian Men: Your Favorite Fragrance?

    I'm Indonesian and I don't normally wear 'sweet' fragrance, I much prefer woody and leather. However, when my mood is right, I'd wear these sweet ones: Rochas Man, Serge Lutens Chergui, SL Fumerie...
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    Re: Scents relating to numbers

    Caron's Le 3eme Homme
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    Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - safe blid buy?

    How much is SDV and Bois d'armenie at La Maison Guerlain ? I am contemplating on getting one or the other thru a Parisian friend of mine.
  23. Invitation 1-on-1 with F. Malle in Vancouver

    (I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes)

    in Downtown Vancouver' Holt Renfrew , November 2, 2007.

    from the post-card:

    "..Don't miss this exciting opportunity for...
  24. Re: if you could bring one bottle back from Paris...

    Another vote for the very comforting and quietly smoky Guerlain Bois d'armenie. For smelling the unknowns, I would probably want to smell all the Parfum d'empire line and from Serge Lutens, Un Bois...
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    Re: I have Sécrétions Magnifiques on my Arm!

    Indeed, the first time I smelled it from the bottle I nearly puked causing my eyes all watery. Yikes. I wouldn't even put this on my skin if someone paid me. On me it smells not as naughty as the...
  26. Re: Does one need Sandalo if one has Tam Dao?

    are we talking Etro's or Lorenzo Villoresi's Sandalo?
  27. Re: Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    Secretions Magnifique is so sinister it is fear-inducing. Think Mr. Dahmer. Okay, this is more than just slightly.
  28. Re: Help!:Comme des Garçons Tar (to buy online)

    here you go:

    http://www.shopping-premiereavenue.com/
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    Serge Lutens video interview

    here:

    http://www.tv5.org/TV5Site/webtv/player1.php?id_video=605

    In French but no subtitle though.
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    My current 5:

    Tam dao
    Isfarkand
    Santal de Mysore
    Dzing!
    Borneo 1834
  31. Re: Which Non-Export Serge Lutens scent will...

    If memory serves me right, from reading perfume blogs, it will be Chene's turn this year.
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    Re: Favorite SERGE LUTENS

    I had a minuscule decant of BO and I really like this, definitely my next SL purchase.
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    Re: Favorite SERGE LUTENS

    Borneo is a very evocative scent to me- it smells dark, tropical, languid yet very opulent. This is my favorite of SL line. Followed by the sexy Santal de Mysore and mysterious Fumerie Turque....
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    More wearable Diptyque Room-spray?

    I finally tested Diptyque Essence of John Galiano room-spray and use it as a skin spray- This one's a winner! I found it so intoxicating, in a good way of course, very woodsy and smoky and I also...
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    Re: Horizon by Guy Laroche

    More information on Horizon on Herb Ritts website

    http://club.telepolis.com/rittsmultimedia/

    click Fashion advertising - advertisements -
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    Re: Frederic Malle in Vancouver next week

    I was there today (Tuesday) not expecting to see Mr. Malle, but he was there preparing the gala opening. We ended up chatting for an hour- me with 2 other scent buddies- and of course, he signed my...
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    Re: Frederic Malle in Vancouver next week

    yes they carry the whole line- minus French Lover- complete with framed photographs of the perfumers and those funny 'scent booths' (which is surprisingly low-tech),
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    Re: Frederic Malle in Vancouver next week

    Does anyone know what time he's coming by? Also Etienne de Swardt, the guy behind Etat libre d'orange will make an appearance the same day- today- but I don't know exactly when.
  39. Re: I Think Frederic Malle Is Ignoring Me Or Blocked My Email Address

    I'm not sure if you still haven't receive a reply from FM, but based from my experience buying their stuffs online, I have no problem receiving it here in Vancouver- granted it was a year ago, but my...
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    Re: Hawaiian Scents

    Never been to Hawaii, but if Hawaii = pineapple cocktail, then perhaps L'artisan Ananas Fizz will do the trick.
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    Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    I got this flyer of Holt-Renfrew's new store downtown opening late May '07, and what do you know? They will carry Etat libre d'orange, Ineke, and............ Frederic Malle too! Looking forward to...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - free sample?

    It should be under "Royaume Uni" UK instead of "Angleterre" England.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, January 7th

    LP Mure et Musc Extreme
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    Re: Serge Lutens fragrances - some advice please

    I concur with Borneo 1834! This is my favorite SL by far and for me personally, it conjures up this image of a quiet and languorous night in an old Javanese house with rustic teak furniture, heirloom...
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    Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    They have gift-set extravaganza at Winners - Robson&Granville- when I went there yesterday. In the men's section I saw boxes upon boxes of Bulgari PH, Obsession Night, Grey Flannel, Joop Rococo,...
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    Blind Cuir Ottoman?

    A friend of mine is going to Paris and I am contemplating to buy this Parfums d'Empire perfume blind in my quest for the ultimate leather fragrance. For the record, I like: Dzing! (especially the...
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    Re: Wherefore Chergui

    theperfumeshoppe.com has it- and Fumerie Turque too.
  48. Re: Name Ideas - Basenoters Mindpower and Expertise would be much appreciated!

    Tyrant
    L'etat, c'est moi
    Radical
    Upheaval
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    Winners ?
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    Re: More chocolate type fragrances...

    Parfumerie Generale Musc Maori, Very chocolatey and creamy.. my teeth almost hurt smelling this.
  51. Re: Frags to make you feel up when you are feeling down

    Passage d'Enfer's light and gentle incensey smoke could lift me up anytime.
  52. Thread: ...

    by firstark
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    Re: Rochas Macassar - Serving Your Needs

    It was called Ujung Pandang, but they changed it back to Makassar in early 2000's.
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    Re: What smells like a Gentleman's Club?

    This is exactly what my friend told me: You smell like a gentleman's club!
    I was wearing Helmut Lang Cuiron that day.
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    Re: Let's get Medieval

    L'eau by Diptyque is supposedly made from a 16th century formula- this should be the closest thing to a medieval scent, perhaps, though I've yet to try it myself.
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    Re: Lesser known gourmands...

    Parfumerie Generale Musc Maori
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    Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    adding the list:

    HERMES Boutique - Burrard and Alberni. Went to try out the Hermessence line a few weeks ago, and the kind SA gave me 2 X 4ml samples of my choice. I chose Poivre Samarcande and...
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    Re: Tumulte, 6 months later

    I have to agree with Shifts, in fact I was quite surprised when I first tried Tumulte on how similar it is with CDG Kyoto. But after side by side comparison, I found Kyoto to be deeper and darker,...
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    Diptyque Virgilio.. too herbaceous for me. :-/
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    Re: Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone

    Absolutely, PN smells really really similar to CDG Sequoia.. that's why I ended up not getting PN.
  60. Re: oh, the humani-tea...i can't find a good tea s

    you should definitely try Parfumerie Generale's "L'eau Rare de Matale" .. a quiet and soft black tea with some woody notes and a touch of musk. It doesn't last that long on my skin, but I'm hoping in...
  61. Re: *L'artisan Parfumeur*- any hardcore devotees h

    Another vote for Bois Farine, very unusual yet very comforting.
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme

    I can't remember exactly- something like CDN$110 or something? I remember when I saw the prices I said to myself, I could get it online from the States for cheaper. They also have a few Diptyque...
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme

    In Vancouver, you can get the almost complete Comme des Garcons line fragrances at Richard Kidd store in Gastown, but the mark-up on the prices are just too high, I didn't bother to purchase it.. but...
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    Re: Fragrance in Movies?

    Catherine Deneuve (to her one-time boyfriend, after meeting him again 30 years later) : still wearing Eau Sauvage?
    Gerard Depardieu (the ex-boyfriend) : Yes, I'm the faithful kind.

    in "Les Temps...
  65. Thread: Nutmeg note

    by firstark
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    Re: Nutmeg note

    I remember Moschino pour Homme having a very strong nutmeg note.
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    Re: SotD Thursday Feb. 9

    F. Malle 'L'eau d'hiver'
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    Re: Going to Vancouver..Fragrance spots?

    Downstairs Holt-Renfrew on Granville has Armani Prive collection, Hermes, and Jo Malone to name a few. The Bay across the street has several Annick Goutal. Afterward, walk yourself a few blocks down...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10 January 2006

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
  69. Re: Fragrances for mythical or fictional character

    Batman would go for the rubbery note of Bulgari Black
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2 January

    CDG Sequoia
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    Re: SotD, Friday December 30

    Christian Lacroix - Tumulte pour Homme
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    Re: SotD, Thursday December 29

    Etro Heliotrope
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    Re: Leather fragances

    not for the faint of heart: Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
  74. Thread: Seattle, Wa

    by firstark
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    Re: Seattle, Wa

    do you have F. Malle's fragrances at your local Barney's?
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    Re: QUICK TOP FIVE...

    CDG Sequoia
    Bvlgari Black
    Diptyque Tam Dao
    SL Daim Blond
    L'Artisan Dzing!
  76. Re: Highest rated shared / unisex / non-gender-spe

    CDG 3?
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    Re: Speak to me of Chergui!

    I got the venerable Chergui today from theperfumeshoppe.com, the best thing is the price : only Cdn$ 110 , but you have to call their number to have them shipped to you. 1 877 299-8500
  78. Thread: kyoto

    by firstark
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    Re: kyoto

    I actually ask my friend in London to locate Kyoto too- from searching the net I found this address:

    Dover Street Market
    17-18 Dover Street
    Mayfair
    W1S 4LT
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    Re: Fresh Cut Grass

    Gap Grass!
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