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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    DANS TES BRAS
    Frederic Malle

    Haven't worn it in over a month, feels like my nose has recovered from being used to it, it's in full force.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Portrait of a lady
    got a sample of the newer stuff, and I used to own a 2010 or so bottle. Smells very much alike (a little weaker). Certainly brings back a few memories.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Rose & Cuir (editions de parfums frederic malle)
    feels quite invigorating this evening
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    If a society or geographic area has been working in a particular way for some time, or even just for a short time, then I wouldn't necessarily say "only". Words are used to describe reality first and...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Just bought a 50 ml bottle. This stuff is fun to smell. I can see why some don't like it, and personally I had a rather bad experience one surprisingly hot day (like 20 C in the shade and the sun...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    The porn-store references are amusing. I do think it's a somewhat unusual fragrance. The alcoholic fruit with the dry and bitter green notes is a very interesting combination, and that's how I...
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    Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    I used to smoke cigars (mainly cubans, smaller format, tax free, like bolivar petit coronas or ramon allones small club corona, or some nicaraguan ones like Oliva serie v no 4) and from the several...
  8. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    For me it wouldn't be a big deal not to wear scent for 8 hours 5 days a week or so. Look on the bright side you get time to refresh your nose, you will notice scents more when you are away from work....
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Makes sense, I think "Rose mistral" or "windy rose" would've been perfect for it. Too bad they couldn't use that name. but probably not 1 million euro mistake.
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    I agree, I really like some scents but they on some level just seem discordant with my purpose of wearing a fragrance most of the time.

    Examples of things I really like but aren't for me:
    Cuir...
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    Re: Sillage and Longevity

    As for recent releases, I'd say Rose & Cuir by Frederic Malle has better longevity than 99 out of 100 scents I tried, and it does project at least reasonably well for a good amount of time (I don't...
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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    I love Je Suis Un Homme from ELDO, but it can be a bit too much at times (it has a certain balmy quality about it, can sting your eyes). Really nice citrus opening, but I'm not entirely sure it would...
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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    I haven't tried the other Olfactive Studio fresh scents, but I really liked Flash Back (rhubarb, apple and grapefruit on top of vetiver/amber). (Others I tried from theirs: flashback in new york,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    ASLP EDPFM because wanted a subtle fragrance that is not annoying for lengthy close quarters conversations. It fits anytime any time or weather really, but it gets so subtle fast its really more like...
  15. Re: New here - long time cologne user - looking modernize my collection - suggestions?

    If you want something weaker than TdH but vaguely similar I'd suggest Flashback by Olfactive Studio. I can't comment too much on similarities, but it's a great fresh bitter (grapefruit/rhubarb/apple...
  16. Re: Guilty: I enjoy fragrances with powerful projections..... Suggestions?

    POAL does project lots, the "vintage stuff" (2011 or so manufacture) I bought and sold. Smells great, but I didn't wanna smell like raspberry so that's the only reason I sold it. Probably going to...
  17. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    I can actually recommend to people who struggle with concentration during the day, to eat a more high fat diet if theirs is usually high carb. And eat lots of calories in the morning. If I only drink...
  18. Thread: Longevity Hacks

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    Re: Longevity Hacks

    Weather is a big factor. As well as how you control your body temperature. The other day I applied 4 small sprays of Rose & Cuir on clothes, but the day turned really warm and it started to stink...
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    Re: What everyday frangrance?

    Elie Saab Vetiver no. 6
    Can't quite comment 100% on longevity or sillage, but I do think it lasts and projects more than most fragrances, it's a fresh vetiver citrusy scent.

    If you want something...
  20. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    :sad::cry:
  21. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    I don't care anymore
    The pieces never fit
    Together at all

    He that you know
    that doesn't come around much
    isn't here anymore
  22. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    cdg calamus
    smells a bit too much like celery to me, but it's nice and very green
  23. Re: The dilemma of either buying a unique, daring scent or a crowd-pleaser is killing me. Can't deci

    most things smell good, even to a lot of people
    the impact of fragrance on those around you is over-rated, unless you plan on going for 30 sprays or trust reviewers who always say "I got...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    It's really nice, I put it on par with Angeliques sous la pluie as far as JCE's Malle creations (his two best there), but with great performance unlike ASLP. I burned through a 100ml of ASLP a month...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    ROSE & CUIR
    from yesterdays application 10+ hours ago, it filled my room over-night or my nose got fatigued a lot before I fell asleep. Didn't spray too much either, like 7 sprays from small...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Woke up just now and could smell it in my room from yesterdays application about 10 hours ago. So it does seem to have good performance, even tho I eventually got some nose fatigue yesterday and just...
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    Re: Dark

    If you mean angst I'd go for "Rose & Cuir" or "Superstitious" by Frederic Malle..

    If you mean a dark and rather clean abandoned stone-cavern that's damp and refreshing and where you can at your...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    This one also has a similar vibe to the fragrance, I find
    Here
    Beginning or end
    When it's all gone
    Why should I pretend
    All these days
    Will never come back
    Do you remember
    Or did you forget?...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    While picking up my sample at the post office I thought to myself this fragrance must be quite bitter, maybe because I had a very bitter beer the day before. Also they put emphasis on geranium and...
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    Re: Sillage and Longevity

    Rien etat libre d'orange (only as far as longevity and sillage being massive)
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    Re: My opinion on several mainstream fragrances

    Ha ha. I think ADG is a great scent but unfortunately so many wear or have worn it that it lost most of its charm
  32. Re: how often is poor performance really your nose not performing

    I've noticed with a lot of my purchases that when I get a bottle and wear it 2-4 days in a row I almost always get hugely much more noticeable (to me) presence of the fragrance the first 2 wearings....
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    Yeah I think I know what you mean.

    So far I've found the higher-end houses tend to make the "discord" work better. Fragrances like Rien by ELDO, HdP Petroleum, or even Music For A While from...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    SAMPLES
    Cdg Calamus
    Cdg Sticky Cake
    Rose & cuir Frederic Malle
    CdG Gosha
    CdG Garage
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Glad to hear it, my sample should arrive on monday at the latest.
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    What does that mean tho? Rien and Portrait of a Lady? (No joke. I'm sure some reviewer wrote something akin to POAL being for gold-digging women without teeth. And so on. I like both of those tho...
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    Re: Daily cologne for university student?

    I wondered when you were going to say that. I didn't mention it myself because I don't remember about its performance.
    It's a nice versatile scent that's distinctive is what I can say.
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    Re: Daily cologne for university student?

    Well most fragrances don't project very much beyond 1-2 hours is my experience. But it depends on what you mean by people being able to tell or not. And if you want very safe and fresh scents that...
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    Also helps with the marketing for the ads running on top of the video. 10 minute or longer gets more ads than 9 minute videos, and so on, w/e the exact rules of youtube ads are.
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    This general topic reminds me of movie reviews, and people who try to rate movies based on "Objective facts" or something like that rather than their subjective experience (or trying to judge how...
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    Most fragrances smell good and a lot of work has been put into them in one way or another. I don't care what the "quality" of ingredients are. I don't factor in price. I don't usually even factor in...
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    Re: My Malle collection

    For me I'd easily pick Monsieur. My problem with Musc Rav is that it smells like orange sponge-cake that costs $2.5 where a live (not a bad smell but the association isnt great since it's a mass...
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    Re: Becoming a niche snob... anyone else?

    That's been my experience as well for a while. I used to request samples long ago for designer fragrances, when I bought stuff in stores and whatnot, but usually it's quite difficult to get samples...
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    It's hard enough to convey in long texts what a fragrance smells like (especially if you aren't well-versed as the reader or writer) and much harder in a video format due to it being a much less...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    That's what I assumed they meant. I haven't smelled much of his outside of FM, his most feminine in FM (not tried cuir & rose yet) to me is L'eau d'hiver but I find that one very unisex (on the one...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    they just posted this on youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M22lEnDHkrs

    so Ellena's first feminine, huh?
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    I had to get a sample of Rose Cuir. But I still consider myself in, and I will double down and not buy a single bottle for this entire remaining year no matter what!.
  48. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    To be honest I don't think Encre noire is dark or detached, it's a nice very friendly green/woody fragrance that's extremely subtle to me. But I guess it depends on your relationship to cypress.
    ...
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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    So is it a big deal? or is it just her mildly stated opinion and you kinda just feel a bit bad about it simply because you shelled out so much money and she's your wife?
    Anyway if I had to bet on...
  50. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    Rarely happens to me.

    As for allergies broadly speaking If you want to attempt a "natural" remedy for allergies, assuming you aren't getting lots of sunshine on your bare skin: vitamin D3, ...
  51. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I throw most of it in the closet that's full of other debris. Main reason I keep the boxes is I know some people would want it if I were to change my mind and want to sell it - I used to just throw a...
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    Chergui is the only one I bought a bottle of (got 15 ml of MKK). There's something very familiar with Chergui, I thought it was the opening notes (like some sort of cleaning product might smell like...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Elie Saab no.6 Vetiver
    Applied 8 sprays in total right after picking up the bottle this evening (bought it on coolshop which is a discount site basically)
    Didn't think grapefruit before but right...
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    Re: Best fragrance for keto diet

    Something reminiscent of carbohydrates.

    Got to confuse the body.
  55. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    superstitious frederic malle
    quite daring opening, very sour to my nose
    drydown seems promising
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Etra Etro
    Smells great, refreshing light, I felt the chili and other things balanced out the floral tone nicely, too bad it lasted like 1 hour with some projection after 10 sprays from a small...
  57. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    Thanks for bumping this, this is pretty funny.

    I haven't properly tried Terre yet, and I'm not in a rush as I've got several fragrances that fit that place in my wardrobe already and various...
  58. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Theseus - Lorenzo villoresi
    smells like Dubbeldusch sport, which is to say refreshing, somewhat bitter, spicy, rather classic, and gives me allergies and pisses me off. On the paper the experience...
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    Re: Explain your icon

    :laugh: they are quite dangerous
  60. Re: Got 3 old creed perfumes from my uncle, not sure if expired

    the main thing that happens AFAIK is the most volatile top notes become less dominant/present, so you might catch a more deep or rich smell immediately (which might be one reason why people chase...
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    Re: Parfum: Your Film.

    I'm sure Andrei Zulawski could have done some amazing movies about perfume in various different ways esp thematically in relation to the impressions and facets of the fragrance, his movies are quite...
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    Re: What should I buy next?

    If you go down the niche route I suggest you sample it first but I imagine the opening hour of French Lover - Frederic Malle, is going to get noticed a lot and generally appreciated. One of the best...
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    Re: New Frederic Malle - The Moon

    The Moon - interesting notes that could go in many directions, albeit I suspect it's going to be a very potent fragrance. Raspberry is a big no-no for me tho.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    Trent Reznor
    I can relate to him on several levels (assuming his music etc. is actually rather honest)
    Nice thing about the songs is they are open to interpretation and somewhat subtle and broad...
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    Re: Tell me about the Aventus subforum...

    pretty sure it was pure malt who also had a subforum back in the day when everyone was collecting those silly looking bottles.
    and I remember youtube people stocking up for fear of discontinuation...
  66. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    So I've had it on my arms and shirt for 5 hours or so, I quite like it now. Surpisingly subtle and refreshing in a peculiar way (similar in that to some other patchouly centered fragrances like Etro...
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    Re: Mugler B*Men: What are our thoughts in 2019?

    The opening hour has given me a lot of compliments (well like 5 in total but that's still on average 5x more than any other fragrance I've worn as much), I think mostly due to the fact that it...
  68. Poll: Re: Do I need Rhubarb My Love (The Zoo) if I already own Rhubarb (CDG)?

    I can't tolerate CdG Rhubarb either. I also find it rather boring.

    I have never tried the Zoo~ perfume, however my favorite fragrance with a noticeable rhubarb note is Flash Back by Olfactive...
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    Re: Tell me about the Aventus subforum...

    I don't really know much about the Aventus subforum, but one late night my mother wandered through it briefly, she said it smelled quite awful and all the people had pimples. This might be untrue as...
  70. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Monsieur.
    Only thing I don't like right away is the vague mintiness, I'd much prefer the damp and green smell of Etro Patchouli (EdT !), which Monsieur. has I only wished that instead of mintiness....
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    Re: Perfumes for Game of Thrones?

    He might like Ambrarem by HdP. It's not the most offensive nor masculine fragrance I have smelled but I do think it comes awfully close to smelling like urine (especially the first few hours).
    Or...
  72. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Eau de Magnolia - editions de parfums
    Very pleasant opening. Reminds me of L'eau par Kenzo but more timid and less annoying. None of the sharpness of the Kenzo.

    Only having sniffed the opening...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Again I think I smelled Pink Sugar by Aquolina or something very similar. Maybe I'm mistaken and it's still a trendy style of perfume. Smells nice enough. Some young females wearing it.
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    Re: Who prefers dirty looks to compliments?

    I don't know. I think perfume generally speaking smell good and I assume most people think so too. I think the hating part has a lot more to do with allergies, a bad day, headaches, and various other...
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    Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    A few weeks ago 3-4 sprays of Flash Back by Olfactive studio 30 minutes prior to meeting early 40's asian lady aquaintance just chatting sitting next to her, she said "You smell really nice today".
    ...
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    Je suis un homme - EDLO, although I never really thought of it as much of a cinnamon fragrance, but it's certainly there if I think about it.

    Chergui - smells a lot like cinnamon to me.
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    I might wear something light. Comme de garcons 3 is one.
    However post-workout that I much more enjoy, in all their kinds.
  78. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    Artek Standard Comme des garcons
  79. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    You don't.
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    about 10 sprays, angeliques sous la pluie
  81. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    There exists something in the world such as the experience of a smell. The perfume sitting on ones skin and moving around your nostrils and starting a chain reaction of electrical discharges in your...
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    Re: Summer additions

    The only addition I made specifically is Olfactive Studio Flash Back. The opening is amazing to me and the more I've worn it the more I think the opening notes do stay for quite a few hours even tho...
  83. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    Ha ha ha. To be honest I think some of the people doing reviews probably have some nose fatigue. But it might just be that they are trying to find that "little bit extra" that they might've missed...
  84. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    Well, with music for a while the sharpness up close fades away after a few hours, it actually smells great right next to skin/clothes after ~3 hours and beyond. So time is another problem of course....
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    Re: Perfumes for Game of Thrones?

    I don't care about the final season, all the interesting characters are dead or made retarded (Tyrion a drunkard since several seasons back). And all the insane people have been left alive.

    I...
  86. Re: Why do reviewers stick their nose against scents?

    I do think you make a very good point. And with some perfumes in particular this is a big deal, for example Music For A While by Frederic Malle smells way different 5 cm from your skin as it does 20...
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    Re: Darkest Fragrance

    If you want a dark mine shaft: HdP Petroleum
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    Re: Want to get more into Niche

    Music For a While Frederic Malle (smells way better from a distance) <-165eur/50ml/ 240eur/100ml/ 130eur/30ml
    French Lover Frederic Malle <-135eur/50ml, 200eur/100ml / 110eur/30ml
    Chergui Serge...
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    Re: olfactory fatigue?

    It's a big issue for me at times. Some fragrances in particular have this problem for me where I consider just wearing them 1 time per 30 days.
    E.g. Angeliques sous la pluie when worn rarely I can...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - April 2019

    Just smelling on paper since I'm somewhat clogged by all the pollen:

    Lalique Encre Noire PH
    Very obvious cypress type note (notes say cypress wood but I have no idea how similar that is to the...
  91. Thread: Long lasting

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    Re: Long lasting

    Etat Libre D'orange is quite affordable among niche. It's like 100 euro per 50ml. And if there are 100mls those are probably like 150 euro.

    Frederic Malle got 50ml bottles that are about 150...
  92. Thread: Long lasting

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    Re: Long lasting

    Montale is the house I think of the most. But I don't truly enjoy their fragrances, altho many are good.
    As far as a single fragrance Rien by ELDO is the most prominent, but I don't think many will...
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    Re: Your favorite fresh scent

    For all-year round use (this could possibly become my signature scent): Comme des Garçons 3 by CdG (cedar, citrus, basil, ginko, angelica, some flowers, smells like ...
  94. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    something looking a bit like this
    my first full bottle of an Etro and Serge Lutens

    100988
    100989
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    Re: who else tries to wear 3 fragrances a day?

    If I got a bunch of new samples, sure, that happens. A lot of them end up being scrubbed off after a couple of hours, or I only apply it to one of my forearms and then apply something else on my...
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    Re: I love heliotrope

    That's too bad, tho I own and enjoy the recent stuff. Longevity is pretty good in my opinion , it just doesn't project very much or very long.

    Other than that the only thing on my buy-list is...
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    Re: Frederic Malle 30ml travel sizes

    Actually upon inspection of my old bottle it's not rubber really, more like a matte finish plastic. But it sort of gives the impression of a thin layer of hard rubber. But it's possible mine has...
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    Re: Non perfumista's views

    Same happened to me with Angeliques sous la pluie, once so far, and that's fairly accurate in a way IMO.


    My mother's most useful comment was on A travers le miroir by Thierry Mugler, which she...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I don't know what is the most recent but my bottle is probably from ~2-3 years ago as far as manufacturing date, and I really like it, I haven't tried any earlier (matte cap etc) or more recent. I...
  100. Re: Clean, Natural Floral Fragrance Recommendations

    En Passant (Frederic Malle) is what first comes to mind, I recently smelled it and it smells very much like Lilac to me, but fresher and lighter and better than smelling a Lilac up close. Longevity...
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