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  1. Thank youRe: Conversations with the Artisan: Ensar of Ensar Oud

    Thank you for this really great read! I now know a few more things about Oud. What I thought before was that it is a medisinal note in perfumes originating from a tree's bark. If Ensar had decided to...
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    Re: Rasasi's Kun Mukthalifan Men?

    I tried to find out but Rasasi website functions awkwardly on my browser. Fragrantica on the other hand does not mention the release year. ...?
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    Re: Rasasi's Kun Mukthalifan Men?

    Thank you!
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    Rasasi's Kun Mukthalifan Men?

    Hi! I came across a couple of reviews about this fragrance on youTube. I am intrigued although I am more drawn to unisex fragrances. I wonder if someone has any experience to share about mukthalifan....
  5. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Congratulations on your award!
    Thank you for your suggestions. Keep up the good work!
  6. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Indeed loving citrus perfumes that have depth I have been having troubles finding any ... though most of your suggestions are rare to find and try and for...
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    Re: perfume parlour oils review

    Your suggestion is great ... I also tend to mix roll-on oils or small quantity blends I buy especially if I am not satisfied with the product as it is. So! ... we can play perfumers with products...
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    Re: Black Friday offers in Europe?

    Thank you all for the info!
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    Black Friday offers in Europe?

    Hi!
    I was wondering if basenoters know of any Black Friday offers and/or discount coupons for European online retailers? Apart from the big players Harrods, Penhaligons, or Rocher? Thank you!
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    [EU] Cravache... anyone?

    Dear basenoters,
    I have a tester bottle of Cravache by Robert Piguet containing 90 out of 100ml. It is very well preserved in ... my fridge.
    Would anyone like to swap within the niche fragrance...
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    No perfume lovers in Jo'burg?

    Hi!
    I may be relocating to Jo'burg next year and find it difficult to imagine that such a metropolis has no hot spots for perfume lovers ... or indeed perfume lovers.
    It will just be amazing if...
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    Valletta, Malta?

    Dear basenoters,
    Are there any perfume gems to discover in Valletta, Malta?
    I found out that there is this line of fragrances called FWIEHA FRAGRANZA TA`MALTA but I can't find anything about it....
  13. Re: Shipping Now Free For All European Countries on all Products At Premiere Avenue!

    Thank you hednic! Exciting news!
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    Re: Portuguese Perfumery - Azores and Lisbon

    My pleasure! Please, do me a favor if you may: let me know if Loja do Banho is still open and if their perfume vault still has some perfumes on sale. I too will travel to Lisbon in three weeks and...
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    Re: Portuguese Perfumery - Azores and Lisbon

    Hi!
    If Loja do Banho (Largo do Conde Barao 49) is still open in Lisbon, it is worth a visit. Upstairs they had some niche and you might be able to get something in a good price since they were going...
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    Anyone tried perfumes from arôme?

    Hi! I discovered this brand https://aromeparfum.co.uk/
    I have never heard of them before. I am surprised with their low prices. Their site is not informative at all.
    The company seems UK based but...
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    Loja do Banho - LISBON

    Upstairs in the shop Loja do Banho at Largo do Conde Barao 49, Lisbon, there is cool space with some niche perfumes. The selection is smaller than it used to be but still there are some Diptyque, The...
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    Conran Shop Sale on selected perfumes

    Check CLEARANCE.
    http://www.conranshop.co.uk/sale-continues/women.html?p=1
    They have a couple of Etat Libre d'Orange for 50%, and a couple of Lostmarc'h for 40£ from 160£.
    I don't know how often...
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    Re: Greatest Hits : Françis Kurkdjian

    My partner wares now and then Absolue Pour le Matin and still after almost 3 years I find it compelling and strange and cheerful. I never get tired smelling that divine opening! I like Kurkdjian's...
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    Re: Olfactory illusion and the list of notes

    Thanks Sarah! This was an enlightening article that was a pleasure to read. I was wondering about the "organic" perfumes... that their perfumers not only claim they are natural but also that the...
  21. Re: Why commercial perfumery is more interesting than niche

    Thank you for the interesting article. Your views agree with those of many who try to figure out what the difference between niche and mainstream perfumes is. When I started experiencing niche...
  22. Re: MyHabit Italian perfumes sale today 18-August-2015

    Such a pity they still don't ship to Finland. Really great discounts on BOIS 1920! :-(
  23. Thread: Auphorie?

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    Auphorie?

    Dear basenoters and especially those of you living in Malaysia,
    Has anyone tried any of the perfumes by a new perfume house called Auphorie? I was thinking to order some samples and I am looking...
  24. ... I think this too is one of those cases where...

    ... I think this too is one of those cases where getting to know a bit about the creator undermines the creation. I lost any interest I thought I had about UNUM creations around the 3rd paragraph; my...
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    I was thrilled to read the interview. Congrats...

    I was thrilled to read the interview. Congrats Alfarom!

    I swiftly found Ciampagna's website and tried to order perfume samples.

    They do offer a fixed set of samples which is good; although it...
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    adopt´eau de parfum by Réserve Naturelle?

    I discovered today the French brand Réserve Naturelle and their website http://www.reserve-naturelle.com/223-adopt.
    Does anyone have any experience of their eau de parfum? I haven't encountered so...
  27. Re: Have you tried Les Colognes by Annick Goutal

    Thank you hednic and cacio. You helped me make up my mind.
  28. Have you tried Les Colognes by Annick Goutal

    Hi! Has anyone tried Les Colognes Collection by the house of Annick Goutal?
    Are all three fragrances very poor in silage and longevity? Thank you.
  29. Congratulations to Marian Bendeth on her recent...

    Congratulations to Marian Bendeth on her recent award. I read her article on basenotes and found it interesting and to the point.
    I am a perfume lover (or I think I am) living in Europe but...
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    Re: Is Strawberrynet.com a reputable seller?

    While I was visiting Greece recently I purchased three cosmetic products of the French company Caudalie from the Greek e-tailer PHARMACY4LIFE altogether worth the bargain price of approx. 48€. I used...
  31. Sticky: Re: #8 Toronto Fragrance meetup - Sunday March 10th 5pm at GUERLAIN - Come Join Us!

    I will make it too! Can I bring a friend (not-yet-a-basenoter) if he is interested to join? If not I understand.
    Thanks!
  32. I agree with sin_is_in. I too really like van...

    I agree with sin_is_in. I too really like van Noten's work and visiting his Antwerp store was quite an experience back in 1997. However, the description of the perfume sounds overly safe in...
  33. Thank you Alfarom! HdP has been a favorite of...

    Thank you Alfarom! HdP has been a favorite of mine and I am one of the many funs of 1969. As for Monsieur Ghislain, ... I personally felt a bit disappointed. Too much self-promotion ... and the...
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    Venezia: I Muschieri

    Lost in the maze that is old Venice a few, wet, days ago, with the tide rising and dropping regularly, I discovered yet another perfume lover's paradise on earth. On Frezzeria 1178, very close by...
  35. That's more like it! I agree though with...

    That's more like it! I agree though with Schilling. But still there is something exciting, ok also sensationalist and macabre, about this ad using documentary material. But as Marilyn says: it is...
  36. .. just to add to the praise and to what mnaonbn...

    .. just to add to the praise and to what mnaonbn mentioned; indeed this was a very nice short story not just another interview. Fabrice Pellegrin sounds like a sincere and down to earth person, the...
  37. A very nice article indeed. I am not convinced...

    A very nice article indeed. I am not convinced that perfumery is as easy as Sarah McCartney makes it sound. Or if it is for her she must be very talented and/or fortunate. One observation: beauty of...
  38. Super! more, please! :-) listen though there is...

    Super! more, please! :-) listen though there is the ironic prospect that with so much discussion and more parody of it the commercial might turn into a media success! :-) I wander if a sinister mind...
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    ... just to raise a critical mass of disapproval...

    ... just to raise a critical mass of disapproval ... I wonder if it would ever make any difference but indeed the promotional video is not very promotional neither for Chanel No5 nor for Mr Pitt's...
  40. Re: Article: Fueguia 1833 : Perfumes from Patagonia [News from Pitti]

    Fueguia 1833 sounds very interesting. I am happy that this niche fragrance maker comes from Argentina and not the usual hubs. Unfortunately, their website is nothing more than their business card....
  41. Re: #7 Toronto Fragrance meetup - Sunday August 19th 5pm at GUERLAIN - Come Join Us!

    I wish I could! I will be in Helsinki.
    It is great that you arranged yet another meet up! Guerlain has been a nice and hospitable boutique.
    Enjoy! Thank you for the invitation.
  42. Such a disappointment! After registering on two...

    Such a disappointment! After registering on two sites and before purchasing S01E03 I found out that untitled scents doesn't ship outside US. Anyways, enjoy!
  43. I missed this! How can I be part of the "game"? I...

    I missed this! How can I be part of the "game"? I just created a Spreecast account but I don't know what to do next. Any tips? Thank you!
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    Re: Shopping Guide Niche perfumes in Lisbon

    Hi there! Lisbon is great! Coimbra too! I liked it a lot when I visited it many years ago.
    All the best!
  45. What does it take, dare I ask, for a fragrance to...

    What does it take, dare I ask, for a fragrance to be allowed in US but not in EU because of "norms"? Does "norms" stand for laws & regulations? I don't want to jump into conclusions, and I am sure...
  46. I wonder why doesn't JPG go back to Francis...

    I wonder why doesn't JPG go back to Francis Kurkdjian and collaborate on a new winner on the path of Le Male? It seems to me that a kind of greed has come upon the house of JPG and all the editions...
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    Shopping Guide Niche perfumes in Lisbon

    Dear basenoters,
    After 6 visits to marvelous Lisbon I can say that I have discovered a few of the city's secrets. First of all, I must say that Portuguese seem to love their perfumes and very often...
  48. Great article! I only had the chance to sample a...

    Great article! I only had the chance to sample a few fragrances of Arabian origin last autumn at a perfume shop I think on Oxford street opposite Selfridges. Could it be Arabian Oud? The whole...
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    Re: OLO Portland: any knowledge of their perfumes?

    Thank you Heather! All the best of success with your work!
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    OLO Portland: any knowledge of their perfumes?

    Dear basenoters,
    At a nice small clothe store in Katajanokka area of Helsinki, I discovered the tiny perfume oil roll-ons of OLO Portland.
    http://www.olofragrance.com/about/
    Do you know anything...
  51. Perfumes fund film projects, help women...

    Perfumes fund film projects, help women survivors! This is a trend I like! Perfumery can become part of something bigger, something else, even for a while, even if it doesn’t become the rule, I still...
  52. :-) ... well this one has certainly stirred up...

    :-) ... well this one has certainly stirred up some feelings! All is said: truth-or-dare (ToD) is overdue and sounds soooo pleasing! But how could it be any different! It must be universally...
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    Re: Why buy niche?

    Dear basenoters,
    I don’t know why one would like to buy niche but then again why should someone wear a fragrance at all?! The more one likes fragrances the more curious s/he gets and this means that...
  54. This was a great account of the kind of workshop...

    This was a great account of the kind of workshop I would love to participate in.
    Alas in Helsinki I have never heard of anything like this. The price of 150£ seems quite reasonable. To me it is...
  55. THANK you Lila! I just ordered my first L´Artisan...

    THANK you Lila! I just ordered my first L´Artisan Parfumeur fragrance! It’s my first blind buy as well based solely on Basenotes reviews (especially one reviewer)! Wish me luck! ... with the “passage...
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    Re: "A New Perfume" by Comme Des Garcons

    Dear basenoters!
    This is indeed a weird offering. It is rather love or hate and it does have a distinct place in the pile of perfumes released every year. Wearing this makes me feel that I am at a...
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    Re: "A New Perfume" by Comme Des Garcons

    Dear basenoters!
    This is indeed a weird offering. It is rather love or hate and it does have a distinct place in the pile of perfumes released every year. Wearing this makes me feel that I am at a...
  58. Airborne by Comme des Garcons for Chalayan

    Hi!
    I agree with Odysseusm. I would add that since Airborne is produced by CdG it is reminiscent of other CdG offerings ... on my skin I think that their is a resemblance to 71. Airborne starts...
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    Fantastic card! Happy and perfumed holidays!

    Fantastic card! Happy and perfumed holidays!
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    What a card! :-) Thanks! Happy, perfumed holidays!

    What a card! :-) Thanks! Happy, perfumed holidays!
  61. Re: Cartier Declaration Cologne. Why no talk of this?

    I have a love-hate relationship with all declaration series by Cartie as I get a bit of a headache (really) despite the fact that I do like the actual frags ... then I tried the Cologne version which...
  62. This is a great idea and I would buy the book....

    This is a great idea and I would buy the book. However, 100 looks good on a book cover but it is not a representative number. In the future I think an online database of 5-star perfumes should be...
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    Pine head or not I have to agree with odysseum. I...

    Pine head or not I have to agree with odysseum. I tried the three frags and they all seemed somehow “familiar” but one was almost a clone of CDG’s Ouarzazate. The knitted bottle-warmers (?) by...
  64. Great for the Calvin Klein line of fragrances,...

    Great for the Calvin Klein line of fragrances, but not so great for fragrance history! CK Shock for Him is a totally unworthy frag ... unworthy compared to the original simplicity (unsophisticated...
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    Re: New Chanel: No 19 Poudre and Jersey

    Tried No 19 Poudre today and I really like it. I wonder if there is a chance I could get away with it. I love the IRIS and VETIVER (?) notes but the dry down is maybe too floral for me. I don’t know...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Sisley - Eau d'Ikar

    L’eau de Ikar is an interesting offering by SISLEY, not only because it’s their first men only fragrance. Call me crazy but the opening reminds me of Eau de Campagne but this impression lasts only a...
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    I give them this: they are industrious within a...

    I give them this: they are industrious within a saturated market ... I mean the market this collection is targeting. Interesting concept just because of it’s awkwardness. The fragrances themselves...
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    Re: New Scent: Saharienne by Yves Saint Laurent

    Saharienne ... is not all that bad after all! It does not have great longevity but it stays close to the skin and it is pleasant. Six+ hours after application I can still smell it on my wrist even...
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    Re: Montreal, Canada: Claude André Hébert

    Hi there!
    From the perfumes I remember trying one that stands out is Bombay! But I also remember trying a couple more that I liked ... names gone though. I already suggested to Perfume Court to...
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    Montreal, Canada: Claude André Hébert

    Dear all,

    At a recent trip in Montreal I discovered the Montreal-based French Canadian perfumer Claude André Hébert at 1652 Avenue Laurier Est. He is a very sympathetic man and some of his...
  71. Re: NEW! - Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, Saturday April 16th 12pm noon at Noor Boutique

    Hi guys!
    I was so eager to join the meeting, alas I have an important day long lecture-workshop to attend on the 16th.
    I am so sorry to miss this opportunity!
    :-(
    michailG
  72. Re: NEW! - Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, Saturday April 16th 12pm noon at Noor Boutique

    Hi guys!
    I was so eager to join the meeting, alas I have an important day long lecture-workshop to attend on the 16th.
    I am so sorry to miss this opportunity!
    :-(
    michailG
  73. Re: Histoires De Parfums and other niche in Toronto?

    Hi Rex!
    Thank you for your response. I just logged in after a long time.
    I have been to HR. Toronto is so BIG especially compared to Helsinki!
    Is it true that Canadians are not so fond of...
  74. I actually liked some scents of JM... although I...

    I actually liked some scents of JM... although I never went for one...as they all seem so nicely done feel good... without any edge. I hate to be cynical about the come back of JM as JL but the video...
  75. Histoires De Parfums and other niche in Toronto?

    Dear all,

    Living up here in European North I have had difficulties to rediscover most of the niche fragrances I have discovered in my travels. After many years, I will soon have the opportunity to...
  76. Re: TORONTO/GTA Basenotes meetup #3!!! Saturday Nov 20th - Be There!

    Hi there!
    I will be relocating to Toronto for 5 months and I would like to be informed about a forthcoming Basenotes meetup.
    Please drop me a message when and if you can.
    Thank you!
    Kind regards!...
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    Mrs Brockless wrote about something that bothers...

    Mrs Brockless wrote about something that bothers many people although not many talk about it.
    I experienced exactly what she talks about a couple of years ago visiting a dear friend working in the...
  78. I can see why Madame Beaulieu's blog is...

    I can see why Madame Beaulieu's blog is thriving... her presentation and opinions are as charming as the content of some at least of those 300 bottles at home. Well done Persolaise! This is a light...
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    Many thanks to Mr Behnke for this excellent...

    Many thanks to Mr Behnke for this excellent article. It is very informative and well written and I surely hope that we will be reading more on niche perfumery... even if such perfumes are rare to...
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    Walker Minton makes a great point. The so called...

    Walker Minton makes a great point. The so called "luxury" in our era of consumerism and flux doesn't mean anything more than profit. Quality may be more of a forgotten concept, especially when many...
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    The article is indeed very interesting... but as...

    The article is indeed very interesting... but as ScupltureOfSoul writes above, it would be great to see more research on the subject of tastes, representations and aspirations of perfume wearers....
  82. Extraordinary! Basenoters' paradise is calling!...

    Extraordinary! Basenoters' paradise is calling! pronto!
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    I remember the first perfume that I ordered from...

    I remember the first perfume that I ordered from Canada because I couldn’t find it where I lived at that time. It was 30 years ago and the dark amber colour of Obsession was adding to the enigma of...
  84. Congratulations to the winning briefs and their...

    Congratulations to the winning briefs and their authors! All remarkable!
    I was wondering if Basenotes considers to establish a kind of institution with this fragrance project? A fragrance project...
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    " I'd love for some more interactivity in a similar way on Basenotes, that ANYONE can participate in, not just reviewers. It would be a way of offering more info on the scent besides just written...
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    Re: where do my reviews go?

    Thank you
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    Re: where do my reviews go?

    Well, I now realised that maybe the problem is of technical nature. It seems that at a certain point, maybe when I changed my email address, my profile changed as well, and my pervious previews are...
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    where do my reviews go?

    Dear all,

    I am a plain member of basenotes for quite some time now (approx 2-3 years I think).
    Somehow, maybe because I am not paying subscription, I am still tagged as "new member" which to...
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    Re: Article: New Article

    And thank you furrypine for taking time to drop in your comment.
    It seems that not many basenoters do...

    Someone in the forum mentioned that my brief has Grey Vetiver all over it. Interesting...
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    Re: Article: New Article

    Thank you 30 roses!
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    a film about a fragrance lover

    Hi there!

    The Helsinki festival of documentaries DocPoint features a film (44500 MAX) about the life of a Finnish fragrance lover who struggles to make it in the beauty business (29 January,...
  92. I may be moving to a Muslim country for career...

    I may be moving to a Muslim country for career purposes. Could Mecca Balsam make the transition easier? Help me in my socialisation there? Provide me with a scented background to mellow my sadness of...
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    Dear all my fragrance brief is still not included...

    Dear all my fragrance brief is still not included in the list. I submitted it in due time in a pdf and answering all the questions suggested in the competition brief. During weekend Grant wrote to me...
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    Dear all,
    You have been more than helpful. Following your suggestions I did a bit of research. I realised that the icy, crisp, dry citrus that I am looking for shouldn’t include coniferous notes...
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    I would like to thank you all of your enlightening comments and suggestions. As I continue my research... there is someone's opinion that I miss... foetidus will you please enlighten me/us?
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    Thank you scentimus for reminding me of Imperial.
    I have tried it in the past and again recently. I like the opening but it doesn't last on my skin.
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    Hi! Yes I mean lacking sweetness. Could it be crispy & dry?
    m.
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    dry citrus for men?

    Hi!

    When I first registered in the Basenotes I asked other members to help me with my endeavour into citrus fragrances. It’s been a couple of years now and I am still searching for the particular...
  99. Re: Dior Escale à Portofino 2008 Limited edition

    Hi there!
    Well finally I got a bottle of EáP all mine :-)
    At Heathrow airport, duty free had the 75ml for approx. 40€!
    I am happy I got this one; as I have said in the past, this is a feel good...
  100. Dior Escale à Portofino

    Christian Dior - Escale á Portofino

    This is what one may call a delicious fragrance (this alone would scare off a lot of men)! I tried it on, over a month ago and ever since I have been testing...
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