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    Re: Tom Ford Bois Marocain is back, but?

    210 when it was available and right now they charge 220-225 for 1.7 for most of their private blend ones . They said it is limited edition . There is almost a competition among niche fragrances...
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    Tom Ford Bois Marocain is back, but?

    It is now available for pre order at both Neiman Marcus and Bergdorff Goodman, but the relaunch comes with a price increase with the 1.7 oz starting at 330 .
    I liked this fragrance but I discovered...
  3. Re: any of these 90's perfumes still worthy to this day?

    sorry I misunderstood the question . It looks like you meant women perfumes ? Or did you mean 90s fragrances in general ?
  4. Re: any of these 90's perfumes still worthy to this day?

    Few are still good quality
    Havana by Aramis
    Bulgari Black
    Allure by Chanel
    Egoiste by Chanel
    Creed Imperial Millesime
    Jaipur
    Heritage by Guerlain
    Lalique pour Homme
    Dolce and Gabbana (...
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    Re: 34 st blvd germain

    It is One of my favorites . It has a good lasting power . It would be hard to judge longevity from a small spray vial as it delivers very small amount . Try to apply on covered areas like your chest...
  6. Re: From this list your absolute 'Must-Haves' (if present)!

    Havana
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Tsar
    Burberry London
    Brut
    Zino

    Azzaro PH
    Rive Gauche
    Boucheroun
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    Poll: Re: Fragrances category and compliments

    My guess would be citrus and floral
  8. Re: Is it acceptable to wear summer scents in fall?

    You have to try it and see how it performs on your skin . The result is different from one person to another .
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    Poll: Re: Between Tom Ford Prive

    Oud wood for me . My guess TV is going to be the winner though
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    Re: A misinformed perfume SA..or just stupid.

    She just wants to sell . She does not care how accurate are the information .
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    Re: Diptyque compliments

    34 st Germain always. The others no much
  12. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Be
    Never tried that one
  13. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I have to agree that the combination of Oud / Rose has been repeated a lot , so it is refreshing to see something different released . Hope I will be able to try Fidelis soon.
  14. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I read your review and it is helpful. Thank you . Rose is one of my favorite notes . This is the reason I am interested , but I have a lot of Oud/Rose combos. Is this close to Portrait of A lady in...
  15. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Thank you for the input . I find the other three having the same DNA , even though each one concentrate on one specific note . I will give it a try when samples become available at lucky scent
  16. Re: Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    Any similarities to the other three in the line ( Rosam, Petrolium and Ambrarem) ?
  17. Anybody tried Fidelis by Histoires De Parfums?

    I just read about this one . Surprised it was released in 2015 . I don't have any stores carrying it where I live . Anybody tried it . Any similarities to other fragrances ?
  18. Re: NEW: Tom Ford Private Blend Vert de Fleur (and three others)

    Bloomingdales has them too .
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    Re: Atelier cologne -- what a let down !

    I tried few of their offerings and I find them average . I only bought a small bottle of the Orange sanguine . I will probably buy the sample set and give it another try .
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    Re: Anyone else use fragrance as a "Room Spray"?

    Yes frequently , even niche ones . I once sprayed 3 sprays of Carnal Flower ( one of my favorites) before quests arrived for a dinner and every single of them asked me about it and one of them...
  21. Re: Why did Creed make Spice & Wood only in 1oz and 8oz sizes?

    I don't mind good luck sometimes :) I have been waiting for spice and wood to come in a smaller spray . I wish I have known about it available in France from the two web site you mentioned , although...
  22. Re: Why did Creed make Spice & Wood only in 1oz and 8oz sizes?

    You are right about all fragrances from Harrods and most fragrances from Selfridges . I tried to get the new Clive Christian VII from Harrods and it said UK delivery only . I tried to get other ones...
  23. Re: Why did Creed make Spice & Wood only in 1oz and 8oz sizes?

    It is also available at Selfridges but slightly higher price 335 , shipping to US is 30 dollars flat rate . I ordered spice and wood and got it in 2 days
  24. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Cologne intense by Houbigant
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances based on seasons?

    I don't have that classification, but I find myself reaching more in the summer for fresh and citrus fragrances , and woody/ spicy ones in the winter.
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    Re: Rolex Of Fragrances?

    I collect watches but I am Not a fan of Rolex watches, especially their design , and I say design , as most watches these days are comparable in accuracy . Rolex is mostly about their history , which...
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    Poll: Re: Bond no.9 - Vote for Your Favourite

    Oud followed by Bleecker street and ChezBond
  28. Re: What has been your most complimented fragrance thus far?

    Most complimented is bleecker street , Chez Bond , POAL , coromandel , Invasion Barber and Bois De Portugal and few others
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    Re: Think I Messed Up a Blind Buy....

    I think it is a nice fragrance . Definitely not floral to my nose , but a lot of aldehydes . In my humble opinion , it is not even close to Egoiste , and I know a lot of experts compared it to it....
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    Re: Mr Burberry by Burberry

    Nice , nothing special . I don't know why it reminded me of Bvlgari Man , although the only thing they share , according to the notes , is Vetiver . It is at the end an average designer fragrance ....
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    Re: Designer recommendations?

    Narciso Rodriquez for him if they carry it .
  32. Re: I'm surprised, Onyx/Silver Black by Azzaro only 3 stars?

    I like it but I don't use it frequently . Among the other ones I have in my collection it is between 3-4
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    Re: So what is the true shelf life of fragrances?

    Some of my bottles are 20 yrs old and they are still good . I keep them in a cooler dark space
  34. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    I like the line , but recently I started getting bored of fragrances that are base on one note ( almost one dimension) . It is nice to see them mix things up and surprise us . Cannot wait to see what...
  35. Re: Which note/s represent you? Choose ONE or a combination of THREE.

    Rose, Patchouli and Oud
    I also like amber, vetiver and incense, but the first three are my favorite
  36. Re: What fragrance do you wear and enjoy that Basenotes generally looks down on?

    Bond No 9 Chez Bond and New York Oud
    HDP Vici and Vidi . I know the brand is liked here but not those two
  37. Re: What fragrance(s) do you want, but you keep putting it off for whatever reason?

    Too many to count
    YSL Magestic rose
    Creed spice and wood ( I don't like Falcons )
    Bond 9 Brooklyn, Hamptons, Riverside
    Tom ford London
    Guerlain Djedi ( too expensive)
  38. Re: Can anyone confirm that Midnight in Paris is indeed discontinued?

    I heard the rumor last year , but it is still available at most discount online stores. I doubt it is discontinued .
  39. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    Amber Nuit and Oud Ispahan
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    Re: Do Women and Gay Men have better noses?

    Not really sure what to say . I don't think the statement is accurate . I don't think noses are affected by sexuality ? but I know straight men are less comfortable talking about fragrances and...
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    Re: Amouage post reformulations

    I compared the older Gold man and the newer version . Definitely less Civet . I think they made more wearable by the public ( less appealing for fragrance lovers) . Not bad . I got the newer Epic man...
  42. Re: Heavenly Scents or Toxic Fumes – Are your Fragrances Healing or Killing You?

    Totally disagree with the article. The idea that natural is good is not medically proven , simplest example is Premarin ( natural horses estrogen) causing breast cancer and many other examples .
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    Poll: Re: Best Burberry Out of these 3?

    Burberry London
  44. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur. Is The Brand Going Out Of Fashion ?

    They have good offerings, but in general they suffer from poor performance
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    Re: Your Best niche ,designer

    Niche : Portrait of a Lady
    Designer : Tom Ford Extreme for now
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    Re: An observation about bottle size...

    More recently, I have been buying 100 only with few exceptions . The bottles look better and it is , for some reason , more statisfying to have 100 ml
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    This
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    Re: most worn December 2015

    For December
    Tom Ford Extreme 4
    POAL, Derby, Five o Clock by Serge lutens and Balafre 3 each
  49. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    I would not generalize as some are long lasting and project well and other ones ( even older bottles) don't , like Neroli Portifino and Azure Lime . So it depends on what you tried . If you tried the...
  50. Re: New Year's Eve for all the men going out, what fragrance wil you wear?

    I will decide tomorrow afternoon
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    Re: I'm done with Macy's

    I am not surprised about that at all . Sorry for your experience. Even their high end store , Bloomingdales could use some advice when it comes to packaging. I ordered clothes from them ( high end...
  52. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    Added more than 100 bottles, so planning on slowing down this year . Surprisingly I purchased only one or two released this year , the rest are from yrs before. I like all of them. Enigma , Armani...
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    Re: Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    I got a new bottle lately and still smells great with good performance . I have only a sample from few yrs ago.
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    Re: What is quality in perfumery?

    Original ( few comes to mind like POAL , Clive Christian X , Derby , Mitsoku, Fahernheit , Bel Ami, ) , beautiful , and excellent performance . It is at the end very subjective .
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    Re: When Guerlain meets Graffiti

    Not impressed . The bee bottle itself is good enough .
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    Re: Dior Boutique @ Palazzo shutting down

    I remember them carrying the line also at the their store at the Wynn and also at the Crystals .
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    Re: best deal on nassamato pardon?

    Essenza nobile , I think it is 100 euros
  58. Poll: Re: What is an "expensive" scent, in terms of your budget ? POLL.

    Over 200 and I usually wait till I find it on discount retailers
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    Re: Fragrance for a world leader?

    Derby by Guerlain , and I am sorry , Clive Christian X and No 1 are great fragrances . Being overpriced does not change the fact they are good . No need for such inappropriate responses . Welcome to...
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    Re: Longest lasting cheapies.

    Jazz by YSL, Azzaro, most of the Aramis like JHL , 900 and Havana.
  61. Re: Acqua di Parma vs Hermès as a fragrance house

    If we are talking about history, yes Hermes has better past offerings, but most of their masterpieces are reformulated and less impressive . Actually most of their offerings over the last few yrs are...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Own quite few and like: Serge Noire, Santal Majuscule, Five O'clock, Chergui, Daime Blond Amber Sultan and the underrated fresh Laine De Verre
  63. Re: Why aren't there many "Black Friday" fragrance deals?

    They usually don't Carry those fragrances, but certain discount retailers advertise through them. I once bought Amouage jub 25 from them and it turns out it is shipped from another retailer
  64. Re: Why aren't there many "Black Friday" fragrance deals?

    I got great deal from beautyspin.com , they had lots of fragrances on discounts I bought the following:
    HDP 1740 4 oz for 69
    Nasomatto absinthe for 96
    Guerlain Mythique d orient for 140
    Perris...
  65. Lancome CyberMonday 20% off ( even Balafre and Sagamore)

    I got Balafre and Sagamore for 122 each . Use code cybermonday for 20% , and sign up for their emails ( additional 15% ) ( you have to allow cookies and pop ups on your browser) . Ends today.
  66. Thread: Which MFK?

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    Re: Which MFK?

    APOM , Amyris and Lumiere Noire are best for Florida weather.
  67. Re: Can you rate these "houses" from the most "upscale" to the least?

    Taking into account the past and the present I would rate them in this order:
    Guerlain
    Chanel
    Dior
    Hermes
    Ysl
    Gucci
    Price wise there is wide range for all of them with only exception being...
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    Re: Thoughts on Bergdorf Goodman?

    I have ordered from them online multiple times ( when they have the beauty event 200 off 1000) . Always had free shipping or discounted rush shipping. Good place to purchase those fragrances that are...
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    Enjoy it . It is a nice one for the winter.
  70. Re: Bond 9's B9 - any love here, or is it just me?

    I find it close enough to the signature scent ( I own) , so I decided not to buy , but I thought it was nice.
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    I love blind buys when they turn out good. I am glad you liked it. Did you find similarities to Myrrhe Imperiale
  72. Re: What factors make a scent high in longevity and projection?

    It usually depends on the concentration of the oils and the fixatives used as well as the solvents.
  73. Re: Alcohol percentage and the lack of standards. Im very confused and need help.

    There is quite an overlap between perfumes, EDP , EDT and EDC. Usually the EDP is 10-20 oils and EDT is 5-15 % . Some Edc from one house might be more concentrated than an EDP from another house ....
  74. Thread: Spice and wood

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Spice and wood

    Very nice , but performance is not good to my nose .
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    Re: Best fragrance for a financier

    Green Irish Tweed from your list.
    Derby by Guerlain , Invasion Barber and most of what listed by Diamondflame ( great list)
  76. Re: Jubilation XXV Worth blind buying??? Tester bottle

    Go for it. I don't think it is too sweet .
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Good but not great like mentioned earlier. I bought a bottle . Do I regret it? No. It has its place . Disappointing? Depends on your expectations ?
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    Re: Amber Absolute, yes or no?

    Good luck with your purchase . Please report back to us . I think it is a good Amber , but it is heavy and in the same category( to my nose ) as Myrrhe Imperial by GA . Try Amber Nuit by Dior and I...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2015

    Rose d Arabie Armani Prive
    Hindu Grass by Nasomatto
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    Re: Any site top Beautyspin.com?

    They have two European websites if you live in Europe ?
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    Re: Vetiver and stomach aches.

    Please nobody shows this thread to the people from IFRA :) they will ban my beloved Vetiver
    On a serious note, it happens to me with some notes when I spray close to the nose , and I stopped doing...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    Dior Amber Nuit
    HDP Amber 114
  83. Re: How about an "I Stand With France" SSD on 15 November?

    I will wear a fragrance made in France to show support to the French people but I am with Trebor and others on this . Doing those things , sometimes, makes us feel so good about ourselves, that we...
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    Re: Diptyque Oud Palao

    You are right on the silage and also the longevity. One spray of Oud Ispahan is enough for the whole day . My 125 ml bottle will last me long, so I found no reason to buy the diptyque one.
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    Re: Mugler's Les Exceptions line

    How is the longevity of this line?
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    Re: Where do you guys purchase your frags online?

    Different sites but lately beautyspin . Very fast service and excellent packaging .
  87. Re: Perfumers thoughts / opinions etc. on the IFRA / EU situation

    Is complying with IFRA a must , meaning perfumes that don not comply are not allowed to get to the market ? And if complying is not a must, can anybody list some of the houses that do not comply ?
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    Re: Blown Away By This Oral Perfume !

    I will have to find this toothpaste . Did it change the flavor of your tea/ food?
  89. Re: Opinions on atypical volumetric sizes. (I.e. Not 1.7, 3.4, or 4.2)

    I think most of their offering in that line is 2.7 . I like the shape of those bottles, but they are less practical.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2015

    Creed Royal Oud
    TF Cafe Rose
    Bond 9 signature Scent
    Creed Bois du Portugal
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    Re: What will you be wearing this Christmas?

    Depends on the way I feel that day, but probably darker and rich scent.
  92. Re: Should I bother sampling M7 Aoud Absolu? I liked the original.

    I prefer the M7 Oud absolue over the original. The original had a medicinal smell that I did not like . It was still pleasant on the dry down.
  93. Re: Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesim

    Not really sure , but the question is: has anybody talked about variation being a problem before Aventus ? It seems to me that Some people were disappointed with their bottles after they purchased it...
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    Re: most worn October 2015

    Tie between Amouage Gold, Enigma RD and bond 9 New York Oud 4 wears each
    Derby, Dia and Arsene Lupin Dandy 3 wears
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    Poll: Re: Best Amber Based Fragrance Ever

    Dior
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    Re: Bad Experience with Fragrancenet

    Their service is slow for sure and few times they waited too long to the point where they were sold out and told me they don not have the bottle I ordered anymore . It was painful enough that I only...
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    I visit both fragrantica and BN and I cannot avoid saying there are more pictures of handsome shirtless males there :) it is just very noticeable . That probably drives more ladies there. I thought...
  98. Re: What would you want to smell on a SA at a luxury fashion boutique?

    From my collection the scents that attracted nice comments from females are : Bleecker street, Cedrat Boise, Chez Bond , Invasion Barber, HDP Casanova , Coromandel, Amouage Gold , New York Oud by...
  99. Re: Predicting the next major trend in perfumery. (Citrus -> Gourmand -> ?)

    Looking at the 1400 releases so far in 2015, it is really hard to predict a pattern . I don't really think there is a change in general taste , as this comes usually with dramatic culture shifts ,...
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    Re: My collection after 12 months

    Very nice collection . Enjoy. Derby is my favorite of the ones you have.
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