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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    Haha, that sounds good to me!

    I've only worn my sample once so far. I found it more spicy and peppery in the beginning, while the bergamot slipped in later. I liked it this first wearing, but as...
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    Re: Ambergris in the UK

    Ambergris in the UK
    it's coming some time, maybe
    give the wrong time, stop a traffic line
    your future dream is a shopping scheme

    Couldn't resist. :)
  3. Re: Any Reason Not To Buy Tom Ford Private Label On Luckyscent ?

    I would not be surprised if Luckyscent turns over their stock faster than Saks. I am just speculating. I don't see a lot of purchasing going on when I go to my local Saks.
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    Re: Recommend me an OUD scent

    From your list, I like Oud Ispahan, Dark Aoud and Black Afgano.

    If I could only have one from your list, I'd probably go with Black Afgano.

    I think Dark Aoud is a good & versatile one.

    Oud...
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    Re: Best cologne for a cookout

    Stand close enough to the bbq pit and drink a sarsaparilla and you will smell like you're wearing Lonestar Memories and save some money to boot.

    Or you could just go with Stetson. It might cost...
  6. Re: Sample vials, the little wands are terrible

    When someone manages to work Creed into virtually every thread they post in, it's easy to start thinking the threads are troll or marketing shill threads.

    Anyway, to answer the original question,...
  7. Re: Do you love to wear women shirts in summer?

    Are they better in the summer than during other seasons?
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I have only worn Cuir Cannage once so far, but my first impression is that it most closely resembles Knize Ten, but is also very similar to Cuir Mauresque as Kagey mentioned. It is less like Chanel...
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    Re: New Mancera Fragrances 2014

    I got samples of Indian Dream and Aoud Violet from MiN. Aoud Violet surprised me by reminding me of a fougere, it has a classic men's cologne structure. The quality of the fragrance is good, as with...
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    Re: What would Dan Bilzerian wear?

    I had to google him, too.

    Can't really tell if his peacocking extends to perfume. If so, I can't see him in anything less than Clive Christian.

    But I could as easily see him in Acqua di Gio or...
  11. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    Count me among those that think that, while Creed OV is a respectable, good-smelling fragrance that's nice to wear in warm weather, it has little vetiver about it.

    So my answer is no, not...
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    Re: Filter or ignore specific threads?

    Ah, well, thank you for the replies! Cheers!
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    Filter or ignore specific threads?

    Is there a way to filter threads, for example by keyword, or mark them invisible so they don't appear in the forum listings?
  14. Thread: Le Labo

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    Re: Le Labo

    Oh, the Menardo progression! Yes, have both and feel that Bvlgari Black is pulque compared to the mezcal of Patchouli 24! :D She turned the idea up to 11, to mix metaphors. But yes, similar idea and...
  15. Thread: Le Labo

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    Re: Le Labo

    Le Labo is one of my favorite houses and I can't recall any of their fragrances that I've tried and disliked. (I have tried only Poivre, Cuir and Gaiac of the City Exclusives.) That said, I like some...
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    Re: Hey Smell Gooders!

    Divatologist! Great to see your post. Keep up the great work in the nursing program! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    No, I just thought that remark was uncalled for. I understand you feel that there is plagiarism in the industry and Amouage is guilty of it. Some of us disagree in one way or another. There is very...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    And who has the most posts in this thread? :)
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    Valid questions.

    I think about fragrance less in terms of movies or music and more in terms of food and beverage, other olfactory compositions.

    You can have a number of styles of whiskey, even...
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    Re: The old book smell

    But, lignin is related to vanillin... not sure you can have one without the other!



    Source

    Anyway, I agree that Patchouli 24 is worth a try. It definitely tends vanilla in the late stages,...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I like Fate Man, it's my favorite Amouage release since Memoir Man. But you are right, I like spices and cumin.

    Actually, once the initial spice blast quiets down, the scent becomes pretty quiet...
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    Re: Dirty Mediterranean Summer

    Hermès Concentré d'Orange Verte comes to mind. Not sure if it has the desired freshness or sillage.
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    Though I find the more recent offerings (after Memoir) to be less interesting than earlier ones, I am looking forward to trying Journey Man; it sounds like it has potential.

    I don't agree that all...
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    Re: Most authentic leather smell

    Knize Ten
    ELdO Rien
    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne

    Here's a fairly recent thread with a lot of good suggestions: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/299950-Most-Authentic-Leather-Smell
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    Re: Perfumes for the Eurovision!

    Paco Rabanne La Nuit. In case you're not familiar with it, here's an excerpt of NST's review:



    Full review here: http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/09/17/la-nuit-de-paco-rabanne-fragrance-review/
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Thanks for the heads-up, Primrose! :thumbsup:
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    Re: What's the Deal

    Hate is too strong a word, it implies I have feelings about the house. :D

    I just don't think their perfumes smell good. The ones I've tried are loud and harsh-smelling to my nose.
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    Glad it worked! I have seen this problem happen before; corrupted cache or cookies can affect vBulletin edit controls. A lot of weird vBulletin problems can be solved by clearing cache and cookies,...
  29. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    This is the kind of controversy I am interested in; whether or not perfumery can thrive even with the draconian predations of IFRA and their ilk. I don't feel certain one way or another, because I...
  30. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    IMO, and respectfully, if an identical thread was started and caused trouble, and the purpose (as seems to be the case) is to antagonize, why not just delete this thread rather than indulge the OP...
  31. Re: Cannot use post edit controls in Google Chrome

    testing

    Version 34.0.1847.131

    testing editing

    edit 2: seems to be working for me; have you tried clearing your cache and restarting, cytherian?
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    Re: Fragrance in Iran.

    A Persian man I knew would always bring back saffron when he visited Iran. He said it was much better than what you could get in the US, and from eating the food he made, I wouldn't argue. He also...
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    I have never found the slightest connection between "creamy" and any fragrance. I do not understand what the adjective means in this context, though apparently it usually means sandalwood from the...
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    Re: Why are so many people marked as "banned"?

    One thing that occurred to me is that Creed discussions could be "encouraged" to take place in a Group, just as oud oil discussions are.

    I agree with martinijo that there are a lot of...
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    Re: Creed orange spice

    One of the few Creeds I like. Spicy citrus as noted. May be a more polished Kouros, but it's still pretty dirty. Very nice!
  36. Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne is good in hot weather, IMO.

    To the extent that you find S-ex by S-Perfumes to be a leather scent, it's well-suited to hot weather.

    For that matter, I think...
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    Re: Perfume for a Red Dress Party

    Looking through your wardrobe, I think any of these would work (alphabetical order):

    Black Aoud
    Carnal Flower
    M7
    Oud Ispahan
    Tabac Blond
    Voleur de Roses

    Have fun!
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    A local boutique is having a going-out-of-business sale; I couldn't resist:

    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne - unopened, 75% off. First timeI've ever bought a backup bottle of anything.
    Santa...
  39. Re: What would these scents be composed of if you were "The Nose?"

    Frankenstein: mint, bergamot, calone, vetiver, cedar

    Dracula: Pink pepper, cardamom, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, iris, patchouli, labdanum, civet

    Wolfman: Absinthe, Galbanum, Borneo oud,...
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    Re: Article: "Save Perfume's Soul" Petition

    Thanks Apicius!
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    Re: Article: "Save Perfume's Soul" Petition

    I signed it and clicked the link in the email, but it only says it's confirmed my "subscription", no mention of the petition. So I hope that worked (and I haven't actually subscribed to any email...
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    Re: Recs for a creamy sexy skin scent?

    Just a hunch... Dries van Noten by Bruno Jovanovic for Frederic Malle.
  43. Re: Niche/Natural Fragrance Suggestions For Beginner

    In a word, no.

    But, you are in the right place if you want to ask experts (I'm not one, sorry).

    Some widely used aromachemicals are widely discussed. This recent thread is about Iso E Super,...
  44. Re: CORIOLAN by Guerlain, the "failed" Masterpiece: a 100-pictures mammoth review.

    Thanks for a great article and photo-essay!
  45. Re: Niche/Natural Fragrance Suggestions For Beginner

    To the OP - Creed is frequently suspected of, among other things, seeding threads with whisper campaigns and other attempts to virally advertise. Thus the suspicion. Your post trips some alarms in...
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    Re: For you Green Valley fans out there...

    Perhaps Olivier Creed absentmindedly left the door to the vault open? :evil:

    Seriously, though, happy for those who have been looking for this.
  47. Re: I would like a Montale sample suggestion...

    +1 Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    +1 Dark Aoud

    I guess you should skip Aoud Cthulhu. :shocked:

    ...and thanks guys, I want to try Aoud Musk and Aoud Safran next time I order Montale samples.
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    Fantastic collection, you've named many of my favorites in this genre (if it can be called that).

    I'll add my support for Xerjoff Zafar.

    I also recommend Phoenicia's RealOud and RealOud Feral....
  49. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    That immediately made me think of this:





    That immediately made me think of this:
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    All of youtube could vanish without a trace and it would not affect my interest in perfumes one bit. :)

    I don't think there's any inherent relationship between interest in perfume and interest in...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    I am bemused at any suggestion that Zahd doesn't project. I found it to be every bit as "loud" as Jeke or Sova extraits. I use only one spray of SH extraits. I use two of almost everything else, from...
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    Re: Finally tried Fracas

    I think you might be thinking of Casbah. Nutmeg and pepper up front, incense and tobacco heart. I like this one, too.
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    Lots of good ideas in here.

    My fancy runs to Piguet's Casbah. I'm picturing a Dizzy Gillespie set. A Night in Tunisia, ladies and gentlemen.
  54. Re: Article: 4160 Tuesdays - now available in the US

    IHMO:


    I Have My Opinion
    I Hate My Opinion
    I Hax0r My Opinion
    I Heart My Opinion
    I Heave My Opinion
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    Re: Man in Chicago suburb shot over cologne

    For the sake of accuracy (and those who have been geoblocked for who knows what reason), the man was reportedly shot for trying to "steal" his housemate's cologne, not because he wouldn't hand over...
  56. Re: Dihydromyrcenol and me (or: why Jardin d'Amalfi made me recoil)

    My understanding is that norlimbanol is a very dry woody/amber scent, which sounds like something different from the ubiquitous generic masculine mall denizen dihydromyrcenol. Supposedly norlimbanol...
  57. Re: Dihydromyrcenol and me (or: why Jardin d'Amalfi made me recoil)

    I got a bottle of Jardin d'Amalfi on eBay for $25 but I'm worried that it may be a fake. When I play my Edith Piaf records, it does not vibrate at the correct frequency. Is it possible that it...
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    ^From your specs, and given that you don't like Rose 31, I'd try TDC's Rose Poivree. The current version is not as animalic as the original but it's the closest thing I can think of to your brief.
    ...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    "Leather with florals. It’s not a duo we often come across in the world of fragrance"

    LOL. They flunk history of perfumery. Nice job researching, shortlist! :grin:
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    I'm Rick James, Batch!
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    Uh, oh, where's Darvant? DARVANT?! Are you OK?!
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Timbuktu lasts pretty well for me, too, but so does Dzing! and a lot of people complain about longevity issues with Dzing!

    I think Al Oudh is one that is worth trying, trucupey. It is one of the...
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Thank you for the correction! :embarassed: How embarrassing, lol. :)
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Knize Ten, or if you already have enough of that, Knize Sec!
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Interlude Man smells good to me, but it does seem a bit one-dimensional and safe, especially compared to the likes of Memoir Man and even Opus VII. My wife doesn't like it, she says it smells like...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    We're all allowed to have our opinions. I am another who has not found the newer releases as compelling as some of the older ones, and it's a frequent topic of discussion here and elsewhere that it's...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thank you, that's what I've been hoping to hear (read). :thumbsup:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Jeke (extrait version - 2013)

    Jeke was my first foray into SH, and a blind buy bottle at that. The description fit me and I was not disappointed. Smoke and leather powerhouse. After living with it for a while, I am starting to...
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    Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur

    Surprised to read all the mouthwash/toothpaste remarks. I am not a fan of mint in general, in anything besides toothpaste, but I think this is a fantastic scent, very well-balanced to my nose. Also...
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    Re: Montale Bottle Blues!

    Condolences on your loss!

    You will need to conduct a forensic examination of the hole to get clues as to what caused it. You could post pics. Maybe the bottle sustained a traumatic injury. Did it...
  71. Re: Does all Agarwood resin have a naturally smoky or incense smell?

    I am unfortunately familiar with the smell of Raid Ant and Roach spray, from early childhood. I doubt I will ever forget it! I have not smelled that note in any oil yet, but I've yet to smell any...
  72. Re: Does all Agarwood resin have a naturally smoky or incense smell?

    I am not sure what you mean by bug spray, but I imagine you may be referring to the terpenic aspects of Borneo oud oils. They generally have an evergreen-woody or sometimes turpentine-like note to...
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    Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    So, I guess you're not in Tacoma.
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    Re: What kind of descriptive is lipstick?

    Yup! And most commentators on TV.
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    Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    My favorite "dated" "masculine" scents, in no order:

    Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Creed Orange Spice
    Guerlain Derby
    Parfums de Nicolai New York
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    I gave Zahd a more typical wearing today, two sprays from a small atomizer vial. I got a completely different opening than when I dabbed it on my hand. Then, it was super-concentrated sugary...
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    Re: The New Yorker - "How To Smell"

    Really well-written piece by Emily Gould, thanks Evangeline! (How's life in the Big Easy these days? ;) )
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    A Zahd angel visited me, as well. Thank you, based Zahd! :engel017:

    I haven't given it a full wearing yet, just dabbed a little on my hand last night. I'll give a fuller report once I've spent...
  79. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    I'm just here to say thank you to Darvant and Alfarom for their always perceptive and enjoyable reviews. :beer:
  80. Re: So why are the prices so much lower on Fragrancenet over other places like Luckyscents?

    Lol, more like, do the reading! I did re-read the OP and see that. Thanks.

    I do enjoy spending money. I like a good bargain, but the lowest price does not always guarantee a sale, for me. There...
  81. Re: So why are the prices so much lower on Fragrancenet over other places like Luckyscents?

    Well said, remik. I have also had the experience of receiving generous samples from full-service stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks and Barneys, to name three.



    2 to 3 times the money? Is...
  82. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    I never get tired of rehashing this topic, but maybe it's time for some comic relief.

    26433

    cf....
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    Re: What would Xerxes wear?

    According to the Iran Chamber Society, something with Lily of the Valley or Narcissus.



    That source also says that Herodotus mentions the burning of aloes wood when Xerxes prepared for battle,...
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    Re: Why no sulfur?

    Can't help you with the sulfur.

    Knize Ten and SMN Nostalgia have some gasoline-like top notes, though they don't last long in Nostalgia. Also, tuberose can have a gasoline-like quality.
    ...
  85. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    Quite right, slick. It's not all that complicated, after all!

    The series of articles on BN Natural Animal Extracts in Perfumery has some interesting things to say, too. Particularly Abdes Salaam...
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    Re: Does anyone keep a bottle at work?

    Just an unopened bottle of Vivienne Westwood Boudoir for emergencies!
  87. Re: Scents that everybody says should be worn for "special occasions", but you wear anyway daily

    I'm not sure I own any scents that anyone has said should be saved for special occasions, and I'm not sure I would have paid attention if anyone had said that. This...



    ...perfectly sums up my...
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    Re: cheaper alternatives to Jub XXV

    Very good description, and you've also covered why I prefer to wear Timbuktu over Jub XXV.

    But I don't know of anything like the juicy berry opening of XXV, so if that's important, just save up...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Anyone have any info on what else is in the works besides Minne?
  90. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    MFK Absolue pour le Soir
    Dior Leather Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Slumberhouse Sova
  91. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    ^ I completely agree with the "lived in" assessment, and that L'Air de Rien is similar in this regard. Good call!
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    Re: One from each of the following houses

    Montale - Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Amouage - Memoir Man
    Le Labo - this is a difficult one. Currently, Poivre 23, but historically I've worn Oud 27 the most and might like Patchouli 24 the most in the...
  93. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Great thread, love seeing all the different interpretations of what dark means in a scent!

    Montale Dark Aoud and Nasomatto Black Afgano are the things that came to my mind, as with so many others,...
  94. Poll: Re: You are ordering a Discovery Set of 3 from Le Labo: Which do you choose?

    I voted Santal 33, Vetiver 46 and Iris 39 because I don't have much experience with these yet and they would be my next three to try.

    If you are looking for recommendations, though, I already...
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    Re: zodiac sign perfume

    You also need a line tailored to the Chinese zodiac if you want to really capitalize.

    Next!
  96. Re: Cuir Sensuel - Francis Kurkdjian - Incredible Drydown !

    The only Cuir Sensuel I can find is by Daniel Hechter, according to Parfumo.net. Is that what you mean? The pyramid matches. :confused:
  97. Re: Surrender To Chance Has Been Hacked!

    Looks like they may be moving to a bigger host, just guessing.

    Meanwhile, maybe the title of the thread could be changed? It seems misleading and might cause some unnecessary alarm. Maybe...
  98. Re: How well does Terry D'Hermes perform in the heat?

    Definitely may be a valid question in Brazil!
  99. Re: Do you take the color of the packaging or juice into account when trying a new perfume?

    I work with color and branding and there is no denying the science behind the article. What strikes me in this case, though, is that the targeting is largely predicated on in-store displays and...
  100. Re: O'Driu seems to have started a trend. Check out Lanvin's ad for Orange Amber

    Thanks, socalwoman!

    Saving my money for Pee Oud, though.
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