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    Re: Serge Lutens - L'Incendiaire

    Can't wait to smell this next time I'm at Barney's. Hopefully they have it by then!

    Regardless, for 50ML @ $600, it better blow my doors off.
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    Those are the old bottles. I have seen fake Amouage. But they resemble more the new bottles. And they're
    "Amourage"
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    Re: Mona di Orio - Les nombres d'or Oud

    It's very light on the oud. If I bought it expecting a big oud note, I wouldn't be happy.
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    Re: Heeley longevity

    I own Agarwoud, it's one of my all time favorite Oud/Rose perfumes. I get 8-12 hours easily. Always garners many compliments.
  5. Re: Is this a good price for a nasomatto black afgano sample?

    You can't go to a store a try it on?
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    Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    I'm at Barney's in Chicago at least once every couple weeks.
    I have to warn against Atkinsons Oud Save the King. It's like a less interesting version of 24 Gold.

    Fortis by Les LI is also just a...
  7. Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Nothing like this has ever happened to me. And if anyone had anything to say, they'd get shut down.
  8. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    The love of my life is always on the hunt for perfumes that are "me". I wish she would expand her collection a but. But for her self she is extremely picky.

    Almost a little snobbish lol. She...
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    My fiancÚ and I are always on the hunt for new and exciting restaurants!
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Oof...it was so hot yesterday my top 5 went out the window lol

    Bois d'Iris by vc&a occupies all 5 slots in my top 5 right now
  11. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    The guy probably hadn't bathed in ages and decided "cover himself in perfume". I would have kicked him off too. Perfume plus bad body odor is nauseating.

    Unless I'm reading it wrong. I doubt the...
  12. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Bois d'Argent would be the perfect signature scent for me if I wanted one.

    Scent is amazing. Performance is exceptional. Price is excellent.

    What more could you want?
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    Re: Blu Mediterraneo = Pitiful Longevity

    Yes performance is terrible on those.
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    Re: By Kilian Gold Oud???

    It's not easy. You will pay a premium.
  15. Re: Okay, so Kilian charges $100 JUST for the bottle/box/packaging ?!

    I don't like doing this. I feel like I didn't even buy anything at that point. Just a jar of liquid that smells good.

    The refills are nice if you buy the full set once and want to replenish.
    ...
  16. Re: How to care for small sample spray vials?

    The best for me is to get some Parafilm. Wrap the area where the top meets the bottom, and that's it. You can stand them up like normal. You can remove the film, and re-wrap it. It's airtight, not...
  17. Thread: Monotheme

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    Re: Monotheme

    I didn't like it at all. It will literally sit in It's box forever.
  18. Re: Profumum Roma - Ambra Aurea - reformulated??

    I have a sample from scent bar I received a few months ago. Also the golden honey color.

    My concern was not the smell or color, but the bizarre residue it left behind. It left a weird plastic...
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    Re: Lush Gorilla new scents line

    The only ones I was a fan of we're flowers barrow and the bug. Flowers barrows opening is amazing, but then morphs into a powdery sweetish almost Amber. To me it smells identical to oud noir by west...
  20. Re: So....great start to my weekend ! Dammit!

    Man id be fuming that the glass is so fragile. I've dropped bottles on the marble floor in my bathroom and they've been perfectly fine.

    Why don't you try emailing Xerjoff and tell them what...
  21. Thread: Monotheme

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    Re: Monotheme

    I've had oud rose for about a year now. I find it absolutely repulsive. It's a huge chemical explosion and has an underlying cloying sweet note, I'm guessing the elemi. Major waste of money for me...
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    Re: amazing longevity

    Haaaaa! I like that :)
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Creed Royal Oud
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    I'd have to pick Santal between those 2. I used to love Rose 31, but I swear they've done something to it over the years. I only get a couple hours of dirty rose, then it turns Into vetiver perfume...
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    Re: 24 Gold VS Midnight Oud for a man

    My advice to you is that you don't blind buy either of them. Especially Midnight Oud.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Clive Christian L

    I haven't liked anything from this house so far, but I can't wait to try this!
  27. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Thank you! That's a lot of excellent information there. All I have to go on is what my Barney's rep told me. He's not your typical SA, he's actually an enthusiast and knows his stuff. Still, he could...
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    Re: Clive Christian scents

    I don't like the CC line at all. Men's or women's. At any price.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    They sent me a ton of samples of the men's and women's. I really hate the men's version. I find it cloying, and very similar to many designer men's colognes.
    The women's version is not too bad. Id...
  30. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    That's really all I'm looking for, someone that's tested out the older and the newer. Unfortunately I can't attest to this myself because I got a late start on the Byredo line. I didn't get Into them...
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    Re: Fake Montale?

    The box looks ok, and I'm pretty certain it's authentic. The only thing that strikes me is the code on the bottom of "1421". I don't think I've ever seen a 4 digit code.
    Not that I know what the...
  32. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Well the rep told me that they were made in Sweden before. But all I can find is the older bottles that say nothing on them, as opposed to the new bottles that say "made in France" on the front of...
  33. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Stefano Ricci Platinum. I want to say it was roughly $600.
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    Re: Dior leather oud

    I don't mind animalic. I welcome it. It's the sourness this turns into that really turns me off. I just can't do it.
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    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    I predict mass suicide if that were to happen.
  36. Re: Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Ha! It's definitely still very men's bathroom in a bottle.
  37. Byredo: Made in Sweden vs. Made in France

    Recently I bought some bottles from Barney's and I was talking to my SA about his thoughts on Byredo.

    I had no idea the company was sold and is now made in France! He mentioned I me that he felt...
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    Re: Fake Montale?

    The liquid sloshes around in the bottle because the bottle is much bigger
    Than needed to hold 100ML.
    It's well documented. That question along with "why is my bottle so light" come up all the...
  39. Re: Worst Fragrance week ever (Really mad right now)

    Good deal OP. Please update the thread tomorrow and let us know what happened. I'm curious now!

    And if it doesn't work out, I approve of ZGB and Hedonist recommendations!
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Tuscan Leather is as close to a signature scent as I'll ever get. In total, I think I have about 1 liter of it right now.
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    You have to do what works for you. Personally, I only buy perfumes I love. And If I do find myself bored of, or my opinion changes about a particular perfume, I give it away. Or in rare cases I'll...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    It would have been helpful to those interested in purchasing a bottle better pinpoint what exactly that need to avoid. Checking the batch # production date and avoiding that batch or year all...
  43. Re: Worst Fragrance week ever (Really mad right now)

    This is something like the 3rd or 4th story of packages sent from decantshop being "delivered" But weren't really delivered.

    Very interesting coincidence. Maybe you can call the 800 # for the...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    I bought a sample of Oud Imperial Gold. I can't wait to get it! If I like it I'm ordering a bottle from Neimans since they have the black version. I assumed I'll like that one even better.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    OP: Can you please post your batch # from your current bottle
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    Re: New: John Varvatos Oud

    Nice! Can't wait to try it!
  47. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    If you have $4k to spend on perfume, "investing" it into something instead is not necessary.

    OP, impossible to recommend anything to you without you giving any info on what you like.

    My...
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    Re: Millesime imperial great longevity

    I've had a few bottles of this since about 1999 and it can't say I've noticed any difference. I get excellent longevity. At least 5 or 6 hours of very good projection, and then stays much closer. But...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I have a bottl of Issey Miyake that I bought around 1997. I think it's a little more bitter than what it should be. I tried comparing it to the newest version, and my old bottle is also a lot...
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    Re: Creed royal Oud.

    I've noticed the same thing with royal oud. I'm not sure what's the cause, but rest assured its nothing to be alarmed about as long as it smells right.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    For my other half: we somehow overlooked Bond 9 Bryant Park all these years. I absolutely love it on her!

    For myself: Le Labo Parchouli 24 is one I'm currently really in love with. I stayed away...
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    Re: Eau noire discontinued

    A dior rep in Saks Chicago told me the same thing a long time ago. I didn't really care since I can't stand the stuff.
    I feel like a) they use scare tactics to boost sales b) generally are clueless.
  53. Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    Yes. Exactly this. I don't know why everyone is always recommending to spray on your wrist. For me basically everything is gone in a couple hours on that spot. That's why I never spray there.
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    Re: Can somebody tell me about 24?

    I bought 24 Gold due to the ridiculous amount of hype it gets. I was really annoyed when I finally smelled it. It's one of those perfumes that seems to have a different description from every user. ...
  55. Re: la nuit - Is this real or fake? Pictures included.

    Looks good to me. Just make sure it smells right!
  56. Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    People have been complaining about the performance of JXXV since it came out. I think it's one of those scents that gets lost on some peoples skin.

    I've never had a problem. But I'm also not...
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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    I bought a new 50ML bottle a couple months ago from Barney's. It smelled the exact same as the first bottle I bought a few years ago.
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    I recently purchased New bottles of Bois d'Argent and Oud Ispahan. I'm not 100% on the year of production, I believe 2013 for both. Both were great.
  59. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I just bought a few from Barney's the other day. They all say 12M on them. I don't know what the Musc 25 says because I don't get it until September. But I'm sure it's the same.
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    Re: Fragrant religion

    Haaaaaaaaaaa! That's a good one ;)
  61. Re: LATTAFA - 58 Releases in 2014 - General Discussion thread

    Thats a pretty ridiculous lineup. I havent had much luck with these weird, bargain bin type arabian houses trying their hand at alcohol based perfumes. All the ones i've tried have been poor. Not...
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    Re: New: Joop! Homme Extreme

    I wasn't even aware we needed a a Joop! Extreme! Thank you for filling that void Coty.
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    For me its boring, and reminds me of many other sandalwood scents. The opening is nice though. Its a shame it turns into a snoozer.
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    Re: Choco Musk Spray?

    I've smelled both at some point, I don't really remember how different or not they are. But many of the more eastern style ones are very different from spray and oil. 2 that I can immediately think...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    1) Oud 27
    2) Cuir 28
    3) patchouli 24
    4) Baie rose

    Don't really care for the rest
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    Re: Choco Musk Spray?

    I haven't smelled the Chico musk spray, but I have smelled a ton of al-rehab sprays and they always pale in comparison to the oil counterparts. And a lot of the time smell very different.
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    Re: Heeley - Vetiver Veritas

    I smelled it Barney's Tuesday. I really didn't think it was anything special. It was a very light composition. There was nothing overly natural smelling for this "all natural" perfume.

    I actually...
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    Re: Tom Ford perfumes online....

    You have to pay to play!
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    Re: Slumberhouse - Ore

    I think you should get yourself a sample. I thought I'd like like it for sure, but I ended up not liking it at all.
  70. Re: Frapin 1270, Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Aventus, Opus VI, XXV, your thoughts on any of these fra

    From the samples you ordered, the only one I can co-sign for a gourmand lover is SDV. And I feel like it's kind if useless perfume now with the current version. It's super light and below average...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Two sprays is probably enough, but I'm just a bit excessive by nature. I don't bathe in it though. My fiancÚ would be the first to complain, and luckily I didn't get in trouble!
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    Re: REL or Cuir de Russie?

    Oh boy
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I don't mean to pour salt in the wound, but I wore Epic Man yesterday, purchased circa 2010...

    4 sprays left a pile of bodies behind me as i made my way round the city.

    I felt like a peppery...
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    Re: Roads - new perfume brand

    Barney's has had them for some time now. The backstory/owner's inspiration is very cool. I went to an unveiling even at Barneys, and ended up getting Harmattan.

    Initially i was impressed with...
  75. Re: Similar to tom ford oud wood but with better longevity & projection

    That sounds about right. Since this question gets asked so often, I've paid attention the last few times I wore it. I get about 7-8 hours where I can actually smell it on myself. The first handful of...
  76. Re: Super Exclusive & Limited Releases From Popular Niche Houses??

    Musk oud is available everywhere. The other two are exclusives, not sure where though.
  77. Thread: TF Oud Fleur

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    Re: TF Oud Fleur

    I love it. It's not your typical rose oud perfume. It's very soft, but it's lasts very long time on me.
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    Re: Oh no.... the itch

    Not that those perfumes don't have character, but they're all very pleasant. Pleasant from beginning to end.
    I think you need something that will make your eyebrow perk up and make you reflect on...
  79. Re: Does Byredo Pulp smell like Diptyques Philosykos to anyone ? If so, is having both two redundan

    The right one is always the one you like best anyways ;)
  80. Thread: Ford samples

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    Re: Ford samples

    Chergui and Tobacco Vanille are very different.
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    Re: male fragrance for boys next door

    Abercrombie Fierce.
  82. Re: Does Byredo Pulp smell like Diptyques Philosykos to anyone ? If so, is having both two redundan

    Nothing alike.

    Philosykos would be great if it stayed linear smelled like the opening of beautfiul fresh fig leaf. But then it morphs into ferragamo nastiness :(

    Pulp smells like rotting fruits...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Where do I sign up?!
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    Re: Your experiences with cannabis notes ?

    I'm looking forward to this one!
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    Re: Your experiences with cannabis notes ?

    It all depends on what you're looking for. There's hash oil, which Black Afgano incorporates nicely.

    Then there's the plant, the actual dried stuff you smoke, and then there's the smell of it...
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    Re: New tauer packaging!

    I just found the blog post for the new caps. May 2013! I bought my last bottle of LADDM in June or July of 2013 I think. I have the new square tin, came in cellophane, but not sealed. Just folded on...
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    Re: New tauer packaging!

    Anyone have a picture of LADDM with the new cap? I'm curious now
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    I feel the same way. Unless it's been in my closet for those 20 years. But "vintage" z14 is just a few years old. I generally don't have to time to hunt for these things either, but In this case it's...
  89. Re: Is my bottle of Amouage Memoir Man legit?

    Serbia/USA equally clueless :o
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    You don't need to chase anythjng. If you spend 5 minutes learning how to find a vintage bottle, they're plentiful on eBay and dirt cheap. Vintage Z14 outperforms Italian cypress, so it would be worth...
  91. Thread: M7 Fresh

    by aphexacid
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    Re: M7 Fresh

    Don't beat yourself up about it too much. Yes you could have saved a little money. But it's honestly not THAT much cheaper. We're not talking about hundreds of dollars here. If you really want it you...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare or Italian Cypress ?

    Massive Tom Ford fan here. But I would rather have IB between those two any day.

    My bottle is about 3 years old, and it's got extraordinary longevity and moderate moderate projection throughout....
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    Re: Creed original santal

    That's very odd. The original santal I know and own is possibly the best performing creed ever made. Longevity and projection are through the roof.

    I have read a couple nasty things about the...
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    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    I got a sample from surrender to chance a while back. I don't get any weed smell at all. It just ended up smelling like a slightly dirty vetiver. Rather boring :/
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    Re: Tom Ford atomisers

    They don mention them because they don't want to give them to you lol.
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    Re: Two new releases from Montale!

    Boy 'Pierre' is really cranking them out these days...
  97. Does anyone know how to decipher By Kilian batch codes?

    I just bought a Musk Oud Coffin set, and refills of Back to Black and Cruel Intentions. I'm curious about what year they're made.

    Does anyone know how to tell from the batch codes?
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    Re: Tom Ford atomisers

    They're supposed to, but the sales associates take them and sell them on eBay. So people that really buy the large flacons end up not being able to get one.
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    I don't find them similar at all, and kind of an odd comparison for me. But If I just had to pick one for the hell of it, I can't be without Tauer's masterpiece. So that's my pick!
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    Re: By Kilian Refill - Fill Level Question

    Thats exactly how it should be. Just above the top of the label!
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