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  1. Thread: Tuscan Leather

    by alaya
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    I bought TL from a member here, as a spilt 50ml bottle. I also bought Noir de Noir which is fine. I have bought from him before without any problem, I don't want to make any accusations. It just...
  2. Thread: Tuscan Leather

    by alaya
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    I really love this TL but I find it rather weak and no sillage! I wish it has a bit more statement, the one I have is more close to the skin. How do you find the sillage? If you say it is good I...
  3. Thread: Tuscan Leather

    by alaya
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    Tuscan Leather

    I recently bought a split bottle of Tuscan Leather. My first impression on applying the scent was that of alcohol. I know most scents have an alcohol base but this is more like sergical alcohol. The...
  4. Thread: Boosting Tam Dao

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    Re: Boosting Tam Dao

    I like to layer Tam Dao with Santal Blanc(Madini).
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    Re: New Montale Aoud Out 12-10-2007

    Belated Happy Birthday! Why not treat yourself to Jasmin Full(70 euros), and get the 20ml of your choice. Tell them is your birthday and ask for more samples!
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    Re: Montale - Where To Buy & How To Order?

    I ordered in July and it cost 70 Euro.
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    Re: Montale - Where To Buy & How To Order?

    The best way is to call Montale Paris shop. You will find them very friendly and helpful; sometimes Pierre Montale will answer the phone himself. If you buy 100ml you will get 20ml freebie of your...
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    Re: My cat hates perfume !

    Russ! My cat was sitting by my side when I was reading your responce; I have to cover her eyes!
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    Re: Phuket... Choice of fragrances...?

    Virgin Island Water; you'll love it, it'll love you back!
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him - any thoughts?

    Same here I tested NRFH just after I had tried Encre Noir, Virgin Island Water and a few from Clive Christian. It didn't strike me as being very special, it seemed to be quite similar to Rive Gauche....
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Blend 30?
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Griff you should organize a sniffing party and invite us all. Even for me to come from Hong Kong would be well worth it! I might have to stay for a WHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiLE to try them all.
  13. Thread: Montale Question

    by alaya
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    Re: Montale Question

    I can't help you with your question, as I have never tried Orient Extrême. I also notice that all the scents from Montale listed here were classified as unisex. I think somebody should correct it.
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  14. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    I am amazed at how Florence can expect to run a business with such a callous attitude. I was wondering how she could keep resending the missing orders, as she has limited stock left.

    I sent her...
  15. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    Don't worry, I heard that it happened to someone on MUA and they refunded the money. Just keep calling. This is what she said in her post, I hope is alright if I quote here :



    BTW, I sent an...
  16. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    What do you think of Aoud Ambre? Too sweet? Thanks.
  17. Re: Montale's crazy sale - What did you order - What did you get FREE?

    I find that Aoud Flowers is quite similar to Rose Petals, slightly sweeter. If you want to benefit from the sale, you could order it blind.
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    Re: Aoud Lime suggestions please

    paintrman - I have read your review and what you said really makes me more interested in buying it. BTW, I am going to order the book "The Quincunx" next time I am ordering from Amazon.
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    Aoud Lime suggestions please

    Do you guys think it is safe to blind buy Aoud Lime? Some reviews say it is like a bug spray, and the dry down is very mundane rose and sandalwood. I am afraid it is very similar to other Montales'...
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    Re: Which Montale ROSE guys?

    You make your choice and I am sure you will like both. I heard many good things about Aoud Rose Petals. I find the Attar is very musculine, potant and long lasting. IMO Black Aoud, Aoud Rose Petals...
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    Re: Which Montale ROSE guys?

    I haven't received my order yet, usually it was very prompt. I am not going to order again(I really want Aoud Rose Petals and a few more...) until I find out whether I got everything I ordered. Yes...
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    Re: Oh Yatagan, My Yatagan

    *Rushing over to get a bottle*
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    Re: Montale pricing...

    Wow! You must really like Aoud Flowers, you just bought one from Paris 3 weeks ago. I ordered blind after I read your review. I hope I like it after all.

    I was tempted to order Aoud Rose Petals...
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    Re: Montale pricing...

    I realize that they put Aoud Blossom on their site today, I hope they keep putting more scents like those new scents in Paris shop. The trouble is that I find it difficult to control my spending.
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    Re: Montale pricing...

    I have also received the 2nd email to say that my order was shipped. I have to keep my fingers crossed hoping that I get everything I ordered without any substitutions. If they send me something I...
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    Re: Montale pricing...

    I ordered Black Aoud, White Aoud and Aoud Flowers 2 days ago, I still haven't received 2nd confirmation email. They used to be very very prompt. As I notice that BO is out of stock and I am afriad...
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    Re: Several Montale Perfumes at 50% !

    I wrote an email to them complaining about it, but their correspondence is very slow so I probably have to wait a few days for a reply.
    However, I have a slight problem as I could not resist opening...
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    Re: Several Montale Perfumes at 50% !

    I received my order today but unfortunately the Jasmin Full was missing. The company substituted Patchouli Leaves without informing me. I am very disappointed; they should have at least given me a...
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    Re: Several Montale Perfumes at 50% !

    I also ordered Jasmin Full, Aoud Cuir d'Arabie and Sweet Oriental Dream on Sat. I received the automatic confirmation email on payment. I have not received an email to say that it is out of stock. I...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Yes. It looks as if we have the same fridge. I never thought that I would outgrow it so soon. I had promised myself that once the fridge was full I would stop buying more scent or a bigger fridge....
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    This is a good opportunity for me to take all my bottles out of the fridge for the first time and take a picture. My New Year wish is to HAVE a wine cooler.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rousse

    Rousse is on ebay now. I guess it will be available officially very soon.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/SERGE-LUTENS-ROUSSE-50ml-EDP-NEW_W0QQitemZ150074127337QQihZ005QQcategoryZ11847QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  33. Thread: Star Anise

    by alaya
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    Re: Star Anise

    Après L'ondée
    Poivre
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    Re: A Newbie remembers ...

    I would get Fumerie Turque first. Maybe it would be more difficult to buy after Xmas.
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    Re: A Newbie remembers ...

    sorry double post
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    Re: What IS it about Chanel?

    I am 100% sure you will love Chanel #19, but make sure you get the EDT. It is very green, slightly tobaccoish and has a tinge of leather; most masculine amongst chanel's female fragrances . I like it...
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    Re: where do I get 'eurodroppers'?

    I use a straw - cheap, easy n clean
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    Re: More chocolate type fragrances...

    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834 - Smells like a yummy dark chocolate, almost good enough to eat!
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    Re: Gris Clair - was I mistaken or what!

    I think Gris Clair suits your criteria Indie_Guy. The lavender isn't overpowering, more tempered by the amber. For me It is a softer scent, more powdery(a bit like Ambre Sultan) and in the end the...
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    A*Men compared to Borneo 1834

    I received my Borneo 1834 today. My first impression was that it is similar to A*Men, but less synthetic, more round and like a real, edible, dark, liquour chocolate. I could not smell the chocolate...
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    Re: UK tax question - Order SL from Paris

    Thanks for the help on this. I would like to ask for a little more info. I checked on the UK Customs site and they say that there is an excise on Cosmetics/perfume. I am asking about this because I...
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    UK tax question - Order SL from Paris

    Can any UK member help me? I want to order Muscs Koublaï Khän, Cuir Mauresque and maybe Rahät Loukoum from Serge Lutens Paris and send it to a friend in UK. Would my friend have to pay tax? If so, at...
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    Re: Drinks/food compliment scent?

    I had not been particularly attracted to Timbuktu, but as I have many sample vials I put some of them on in the evenings when I am at home. I was not drunk, in fact I was sipping my first martini...
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    Drinks/food compliment scent?

    I had an interesting experience today. This evening I was wearing Timbuktu, which I had not previously thought much about. While I was drinking my Dry Martini I suddenly became aware that the scent...
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    Re: Can I get some opinions on Diptyque Oyedo

    I don't find Oyedo too feminine, but it is very similar to The Body Shop Satsuma Perfume Oil. If you like Satsuma scent I am sure you will like Oyedo.
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    Re: Proud owner of Lutens

    EnvYüS - I am happy that you like it. I was wondering what would be your next choice to buy, and how SOON you will give in to temptation again.
  47. Thread: Crazy layering

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    Re: Crazy layering

    Auric Blends Egyptian Goddess + Miel de Bois *:o

    I usually find honey turns foul on my skin, especially MdB. If I put EG on first then the result is incredible! No more foul smell just a gorgeous,...
  48. Thread: Crazy layering

    by alaya
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    Re: Crazy layering

    Voleur de Roses + L'Ombre dans L'Eau = Ab Fab!
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    Re: Date on Creed Box

    Just bought a bottle of OV and the box is embossed 2005. The shop also has GIT, SMW, Himalaya, and Royal water which are also embossed 2005. I guess that must be the year of production. I don't think...
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    Re: Kiehl's Pour Homme

    Thanks denstyle for the clear description of Kiehl's PH. It certainly helps me to picture the scent in all its stages. It is surprising that Kiehl's doesn't give descriptions of their essences,...
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    Re: YOU'LL BURN ME FOR HERESY, BUT ...

    Mad_Hatter - I won't be collecting any wood yet, as I only have 15 bottles. I always think you have a wierd sense of humour, and I like it. :) Are you always that blunt or is it only on the net? I...
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    Re: How *original* is L'Artisan Dzing!?

    Ditto, and less synthetic.
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    Re: L'Anarchiste - A different view...

    Another suggestion Trumper's GFT(which doesn't seem very popular here) is a simple, crisp, linear and long lasting scent. Sometimes I like just a simple, straight forward lemon scent in the summer.
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    Re: Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

    How about layering Kouros with SL's MKK? Maybe more wearable.
  55. Re: My Last Frag Before Summer Begins (No Allowanc

    How about A*men? Very unique, powerhouse scent, superb sillage and lasts all day, and you don't mind wearing warm scent even on a hot summer's day. I think it is available in the shop where you buy...
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    Re: The status quo of Ungaro III

    The bad juice does exist. There are many discount perfume chain stores in Hong Kong, for those most recent and popular scents they don't have many porblems. But I would not buy those like Egoiste or...
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    Re: Rejected on the Malle sample request

    Their policy is that if there is an outlet near you, then they won't send samples to you from Paris. They wouldn't send any samples but directed me to their store in Hong Kong. I went there and they...
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    denstyle - Don't worry take you time, there's no hurry. Thanks
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    denstyle - I am very intrigued, could you please tell me how Pour Homme Oil smells? Floral? Citrus? Woody? Musk? ..etc. Also does it last as long as the Musk Oil or longer? I heard a few ppl highly...
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    What is the difference between Original Musk oil and Pour Homme oil? I just checked the kiehl's site the PH oil is way more expensive than OM oil. Thanks
    1/4 fl. oz. Bottle [Pour Homme] = $ 58.50...
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    Re: Shipment lost advice?

    Dave_D - Could you please tell me how much you paid for the postage on your order(was it 50ml or 100ml?). So if I order in future I will know more or less how much it will cost to send to Hong Kong....
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    Re: Shipment lost advice?

    I have the same problem. I ordered some products from Germany more than two months ago. I still have not received them. The company says that they are checking but nothing yet after a month. There is...
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    Re: Got My Muscs Koublai Khan Decant Today

    I got my decant today and could not wait to try it. I totally agree with sqboy1 that it is a warm, clean body scent. I could not stop myself from sniffing my arm constantly; the funny thing is,...
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    Re: Frederic Malle, WOW!! * *

    Rashkae - I haven't tried VE yet(will soon), but I LOVE Musc Ravageur; I find that MR is rather tame, so suitable for hot weather; I live in Hong Kong. You have to try it as it is drop-dead-sexy but...
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    Re: SL's Un Cedre - *Help me to decide

    cedriceccentric - They don't carry Féminité du Bois here in Hong Kong, albeit the same Shiseido company counter.

    Finally I tried Cedre on me today. In the begining it smelt really feminine, very...
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    Re: SL's Un Cedre - *Help me to decide

    I have already bought Chergui and Amber Sultan Yesterday. I tried the Arabie sample today and I really love it. Now the problem is if I choose Arabie I have to take 1 more bottle. I am thinking...
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    SL's Un Cedre -  Help me to decide

    I was a bit carried off and bought Cedre without actually trying it on my skin. I was quite happy with the drydown, but didn't know the top/middle notes, as I was judging from the old testing paper...
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan back up again

    The seller has put 4 more, just click the first link.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan back up again

    It looks as if I got the last one. I also took Un Bois Vanille, Daim Blond and Miel de Bois. sqboy1 Thanks for the alert!
  70. Thread: Ouarzatate...

    by alaya
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    Re: Ouarzatate...

    Quarzazate is a bit like Zagorsk(clean toilet smell in a good way), but less pine more mint/camphur(a bit like L'Occitane Green Tea with Mint). I think kyoto is very similar to CDG2Man without the...
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    Re: Something Similer to A*Men's Basenotes

    A*men was the first bottle that I bought since reading this site. I like it very much, but after buying New Haarlem I put A*men aside, as I prefer New Haarlem.
    This is a very dangerous place, since...
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