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  1. Re: Feve Delicieuse vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I prefer SDV of the two. I'm a proud owner of both the original 2007 and 2012 bottles.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Wishing cestrum a very late Annick Goutal Day! :smiley:
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    I just can't help but cringe when reflecting back on Cepes and Tuberose. Twisting and turning of the stomach. :laugh:
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    Today I bought August 2017

    Any purchases made or any planned purchases for the month of August.
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    Today I bought August 2017

    Any purchases made or any planned purchases for the month of August.
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    Sticky: Re: UK Meet-Up

    It sounds like this will be a fun and exciting an event. Please do take and share some photos of the event, I'd be interested to get a glimpse of what the UK shops have to offer. :smiley:
  7. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    ^^ If you like oud, Xerjoff JTC More Than Words would be another one to try.

    Nio and Kobe if you want something neroli or citrusy.
  8. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    Renaissance 1861 is the most affordable from the house as the 100ml bottle is only $205. Naxos and Zefiro are also the same price.
  9. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    That's fine, there's no need to rush. The large vials and the Tropical Lagoon decant were all roughly 4mls when I originally shipped them out to thediamondeas last year. I think we're in good shape...
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    I've PMed both Mixerscent and Purecaramel about making arrangements.
  11. Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th July, 2017

    Creed Virgin Island Water.
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  12. Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th July, 2017

    Starting the week off with Creed Virgin Island Water. Anyone watched Game of Thrones season premiere?

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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    If this does work, Mixerscent could send off the samples to Diamondflame after.
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Has anyone been to The Aftel Archive of Curious Scents? I'm curious if Mandy sells some of her fragrances over there?
  15. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    ^^ One that leans heavily gourmand is Xerjoff Lira.

    It's based around notes of caramel and vanilla but also has some blood orange present.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I saw a bottle in the sales thread recently. I sent out a PM to the BNer but she never replied back. She ended up selling it to someone else so I'm left without a backup bottle!:sad:
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    As of mid 2017, IMO it would be these:

    Vintage Tabarome

    Angelique Encens

    Windsor
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Claire, would it be possible for mixerscent to receive one of the US group samples since he would be in Canada in mid-August? One of the US group packages is in Canada currently which makes the...
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Definitely looking forward to trying these scents! :smiley: There's no need to rush, I can wait till mid August.
  20. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    snuffling_wombat, has the samples been mailed to Bavard?

    Also, how much juice is left inside each of the sample containers? I would like to open the list to allow for additional BNers to...
  21. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    Thanks for sharing your reviews on all three of these scents! :thumbsup:

    My favorite one is the Tropical Lagoon.
  22. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    Thanks for sharing these set of reviews! :thumbsup:

    Ones that you should also try that I didn't include:

    Xerjoff Irisss - a buttery iris based scent

    Xerjoff Homme - a masculine spicy leather...
  23. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    This was my exact impression of it when I tried it.
  24. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    LOL

    This one is a copy of Chanel Allure Homme, a little bit more refined though.

    I felt that Xerjoff as a whole lacks innovation, most of what they've released is nothing ground breaking...
  25. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    This is one of the better offers IMO along with Grand Soir. It's very elegant with the rose and oud accord just done right! It does share some similarities with Oud Satin Mood in the drydown,...
  26. Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th July, 2017

    Guerlain Sous Le Vent


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  27. Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th July, 2017

    A quick check-in after being absent for two weeks. I've had a pretty busy schedule since the start of the month mostly work related. Game Of Thrones Season 7 premieres today if anyone plans to watch...
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    Re: Next 'Discontinued' Creed?

    Doesn't appear to be the case base from a seller on eBay who's selling this:...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    A 2007 version of Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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  30. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    Thanks again to Cestrum for hosting this sample pass! Hard work and dedication deserves credit! :vrolijk_26:

    Also thanks to IsoESuperman and Whitefulffy for contributing samples to this pass!...
  31. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st July, 2017

    Robert Piguet Rose Perfection

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  32. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st July, 2017

    Sampling Robert Piguet Rose Perfection

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    Re: Robert Piguet

    I recently tried Rose Perfection and I got to say I enjoy it. It's a simplistic straight up rose scent. I definitely recommend trying this from Robert Piguet.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Cypres Musc doesn't get nearly as much love as some of the other members from the Private Collection. I tend to see this one more frequently for sale on the sale threads and online.
  35. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    Package has been mailed out to Mike.

    I hope in the future that everyone can wrap up samples with parafilm or some kind of tape like how I did below:

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I too will go with Creed Angelique Encens (for my SOTE).
  37. Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th June, 2017

    Creed Angelique Encens


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  38. Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th June, 2017

    Jon, I will join you in wearing Angelique Encens!:vrolijk_26: It's one of my personal favorites from Creed.

    I hope one day you'll acquire a bottle of Vintage Tabarome for your Creed collection
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  39. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    04/04: Penhaligon's Bluebell

    I was hit by a bold opening of strong fresh florals led by the hyacinth, very clean and refreshing. I couldn't pick up on the other florals such as rose, cyclamen, and...
  40. Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th June, 2017

    Scratch that: Maybe this trio might become a quartet?: Any volunteers? grin: :smiley:
  41. Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th June, 2017

    Maybe this duo might become a trio! Who wants to join the VIW cult? :smiley:
  42. Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Noir de Noir

    The original releases had the best scents overall compared to what has been released over the years IMO.

    Unfortunately the quality of all of the original releases have suffered...
  43. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    From what I recalled it had a sticky sugary substance accord. It was like the remnants odor of candy that was stored in a container and you could easily catch a whiff by sniffing the container. I'm...
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    Re: Guerlain Sampling

    One that I would really like to try is the vintage formulation of Derby. It's a completely different animal to its current formulation.
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    Re: masterpieces of perfumery

    I would consider all of these as masterpieces:

    I'll name 15:

    Egoiste
    Pour Monsieur
    Antaeus
    No. 5
    Shalimar
    Samsara
  46. Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th June, 2017

    Creed Virgin Island Water


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  47. Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th June, 2017

    Happy Jon Rodger's Day!:beer:

    For this special day, I will sync with Creed Virgin Island Water to accommodate the warm weather.

    I might switch to either Angelique Encens or Vintage Tabarome for...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Happy Jon Rodgers BN day!:vrolijk_26:

    I will stick to a warm weather appropriate Creed for the day time which will be Virgin Island Water.

    Not sure if I want to go with either Angelique Encens...
  49. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    The Nordstrom and Sephora plastic atomizers are the worst kind of atomizers to use for either storing for the long term or for shipping. They have the highest chance for leakage, evaporation, plastic...
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    Today I bought July 2017

    Any purchases made or any planned purchases for the month of July.
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    Today I bought July 2017

    Any purchases made or any planned purchases for the month of July.
  52. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    There were a few others that are part of this collection like:

    Tuscan Soul Terra Rossa
    Tuscan Soul Punta Ala
    Tuscan Soul Vendemmia
    Tuscan Soul Convivio

    Unfortunately these 5ml samples...
  53. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    PerfumedLady I recalled fig when I smelled Bianco di Carrara last summer. Philosykos was a much better fig based IMO. This was very simplistic and subtle scent overall not much character with this...
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    Re: Match a Fragrance with a car

    Creed Green Irish Tweed

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Giant Salamander another trending video at the moment:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k17NmE6LLG8
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Interesting how Howie was easily persuaded to switch sides.
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    Sticky: Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    Any of the photos scenic? Those are always wonderful to see, as I'm a sucker for those kinds of photos. Perhaps you can post a few pics of scenery somewhere?
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    Re: Guerlain Sampling

    I was fortunate enough to recently stumble upon a 2007 release of Spiritueuse Double Vanille. The bottle is absolutely wonderful, I wish Guerlain kept the original design. The vintage version of SDV...
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    Sticky: Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    Need a cameraman, look no further! :grin:

    3000 pictures must have taken a lot of storage space on the hard drive. Were you able to go through them all later?
  60. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th June, 2017

    Neil Morris Earthtone #5 : Tropical Lagoon
  61. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th June, 2017

    I will be wearing Neil Morris Earthtone #5 : Tropical Lagoon

    This is featured in my current Salvatore Ferragamo sample pass.
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    I thought I'd share this, trending on youtube at the moment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDQtTfAn5hk
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    Sticky: Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    Will there be some photos similar that of the Denver meet up? :smiley:
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    Re: Affinessence Sampling

    I'm making steady progress with the Hyacinth Sample Pass so I'm on track to getting started with this sample pass next week.
  65. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    You just described my nose's personality, and it's very offended at the moment! :;)::2vrolijk_08:

    I continue to explore and experience new things but I always find myself wanting to comeback to...
  66. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    Unlikely for the first two packages. The final package will have leftovers guaranteed. All of the MFKs are official carded 2ml samples. PerfumedLady and Epapsiou have already sampled the Xerjoffs...
  67. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    Any suggestions of what I should do about the Blue Hyacinth sample? There's very little left if not none inside the plastic container to transfer into a mini glass vial. It was poorly protected from...
  68. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    03/04: Baruti Indigo

    A fairly dense scent for spring IMO even though it does ease up later on. Hyacinth meets frankincense meets spice meets woods. There's a bit of complexity right from the...
  69. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th June, 2017

    Welcome back Vernona!:vrolijk_26:

    Hopefully you can post more in the future when time allows. :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    So Friday will be Jon Rodger's Day and his theme is based on one of my favorite houses. It's going to be difficult as I'm torn between wearing something for the summer like Virgin Island Water or one...
  71. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th June, 2017

    Iris Ganache for my SOTD

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  72. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th June, 2017

    Iris Ganache for my SOTD

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  73. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    02/04: Tauerville Hyacinth and a Mechanic

    Worker gloves for backyard gardening is the first thing that comes to mind when smelling it. I think I'm getting this interpretation based on images and...
  74. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    01/04: Jo Malone Blue Hyacinth

    My history with Jo Malone hasn't been good and this one is no exception. The opening had a fresh green aromatic feel to it, the only positive aspect here. The...
  75. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    I had an issue with the Blue Hyacinth sample as there was leakage coming out from the spray into the cap as well as is in the mini plastic bag that it was kept in along with the other samples. The...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Is it too late to switch sides out of pity for 'slow boat'? :laugh:
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    A close save, looks like the neighbor got a free meal in the process no? :laugh:
  78. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    I'm glad to see everything is up and running. :smiley:
  79. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    I've also slipped in PerfumedLady last on the list, if for whatever reason she becomes available and is willing to participate at a much later date.

    I'll also leave it open to IsoESuperman should...
  80. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    UPDATE: Epapsiou, I will be adding Possum-pie between you and Bavard. He has expressed interest in sampling the Xerjoffs posted in another thread and I've decided to include him in this final...
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    I'd be forever grateful, if these samples do manage to make its way into the states. I know for sure there would be a few us, including myself, that would love to smell these. :smiley:. I can imagine...
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    Re: Fragerences for 50+ male

    If you get a chance do read up on Creed Green Irish Tweed as I think this would be a good choice.
  83. Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th June, 2017

    Creed Green Irish Tweed.

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  84. Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th June, 2017

    Quick posting for today, I'm wearing Creed Green Irish Tweed.

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    Re: Guerlain Sampling

    Quick post here, I know for sure I've sampled half of them: the two allegorias, Vol de Nuit and Apres l'Ondee. I can't remember if I sampled Jardins de Bagatelle or not.

    The Allegorias are okay...
  86. Re: Creed has brought the gold Millesime Imperial bottle back

    IMO Creed was a bit late to be releasing these new sizes for their more mainstream scents. The prices have skyrocketed the last several years. At this point it's more logical to purchase a flacon (or...
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    Re: Xerjoff

    Yes we do have a sample pass that features a couple Xerjoff fragrances. Originally the pass focused mainly on Carner Barcelona but then it extended to features scents from other houses contributed...
  88. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    Nevermind I lied, I'm just going to dab it on my arm before I take off for the rest of the evening as I'm too impatient to wait.

    Off the bat I detect both floral notes of lavender and leather....
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    September would be a lifetime for me :grin: I'm sure others will come out racing to provide vials to ensure that doesn't happen.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Hyacinth and a Mechanic by Tauerville


    Edited by Furrypine to add:
    It's been added and is in queue to be approved. 68883
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I almost want to create a tiny bet that my package of supplies will arrive before the ones from the slow boat do. :grin: It would make me feel like a genius (in my head) if they arrive first....
  92. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    Good News!

    I got centrum's package so I can get started tomorrow. I will begin with Hyacinth and a Mechanic from Tauerville.

    It's still hot and humid out in Cali, so I don't know if this is a...
  93. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th June, 2017

    Hyacinth and a Mechanic from Tauerville.

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  94. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th June, 2017

    I will be digging into the centrum's sample pass package beginning with Hyacinth and a Mechanic from Tauerville.

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  95. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    Final package has been mailed out to epapsiou.
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Diamondflame, I enjoyed reading your reviews :thumbsup: I just wish that I could've sample of those scents.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I sent out my package of supplies today so that should cover a substantial amount of the sample vials needed for the pass.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Would TF Private Blend 4ml vials work? I saved a ton of these containers since these could be cleaned and reused. The white rubber seal has to be removed to further eliminate the fragrance previously...
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Another Game of Thrones Teaser:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mlhnt0jMlg
  100. Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd June, 2017

    Chanel Eau de Cologne for this week's sync.

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