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    Re: Metallic scents

    For instance:
    Cedre sandaraque
    Le Bateleur 1
    Azzaro Chrome
    Acqua Essenziale Ferragamo
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    Re: Summer night time fragrance

    Aramis Havana
    Joop Nightflight
    Kiton Black
    L'Humaniste Frapin
    Blue Encense CdG
    Nightscape by Ulrich Lang
    John Varvados by Varvados
    Scent Intense Costume National
    Aqua di Cuba Santa Maria...
  3. Re: "Perfect Combination of Musk, Amber and Spice"

    Dozens of solutions, some come to mind as:
    Tam Dao Diptyque
    Cinabre Maria Candida Gentile
    Dalila by O.P.S.O
    Shiseido Basala
    Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli
    Lillipur Tiziana Terenzi
    Habit Rouge EdP...
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Probably It does not exist the worst ever as well as it is impossible to speak about the best ever, I'm not able to isolate a so horrible one to be labelled the worst ever since I tend to find out a...
  5. Re: Your opinion please: Vetyver FOR MEN by L'Occitane

    I have respect for L'Occitane, almost all the fragrances are well appointed and anyway decent though slightly synthetic and soapy, the Vetyver is not groundbreaking but is pleasant and well measured....
  6. Re: CUOIO TARTARO by La Vie del Profumo: WOW! Has anyone else tried it?

    Tartaro is a mythologic dark place in the depth of the earth, the aroma in here is not burning, it is indeed subtle and refined, nothing utterly compelling. The fragrance itself is nice, it is more...
  7. Re: Hidden Gems in plain sight? Store brands worth seeking out

    So many, for instance Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli.
  8. Re: Excellent smelling ladies perfume with longevity(shes 46 yrs old)

    So many to underline, N 19 is excellent, one of my favorite. A great choice would be also Iris 39 Le Labo.
  9. Thread: Jul et Mad

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    Re: Jul et Mad

    Terrasse a St. Germain.
    Terrasse a St. Germain, enjoyed after Amour de Palazzo and Stilettos on Lex, confirms me that Jul et Mad is a really promissing and talented brand deserving by now all the...
  10. Thread: Mad et Len

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    Re: Mad et Len

    I'm craving to test this House, Black Afgan in particular.
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    Re: The best male fragrances ever made

    Axe Africa for sure.. :-) ...come on guys....it's a senseless thread. Respectfully but honestly.
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    If my next bank robbery will be successful:

    Amour de Palazzo Jul et Mad

    Private Label Jovoy

    House of Matriarch BlackBird

    Chypre Palatin
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    Mistral Patchouli.
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    Re: Nobile 1942 fragrances

    The patchouli is one of the best around for sure.
  15. Re: CUOIO TARTARO by La Vie del Profumo: WOW! Has anyone else tried it?

    Cuoio tartaro / Tartar Leather by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo

    I've been craving to explore and review the AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo's creations for long and finally I've the opportunity to approach...
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    Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    Totally agree.
  17. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    Yes, fantastic woody aromatic scent with a cool violet initial accord in which the violet leaves are supported by dusty (minimally dosed) incense, lily and cedarwood. I love this fragrance.
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    Windsor
    Vintage Tabarome
    Royal English Leather
  19. Thread: Milan - IT

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    Re: Milan - IT

    Mazzolari is a "rich" shop, really supplied with dozens and dozens niche brands.
  20. Poll: Re: Which is a better plus for an excellent smelling fragrance?

    In order a fragrance could strike for real my sensibility I usually require originality, complexity, werdness (sometimes starkness), hight quality materials and tendence to be ambiental, baroquely...
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    Mugler cologne or 4711.
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Aramis Havana
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    Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    Probably Patchouly Indonesiano by Farmacia SS Annunziata.
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    Re: Next niche house to explore?

    Phoenicia, House of Matriarch, AbdesSalaam Attar, Tola, Goti, Hilde Soliani, Les Liquides Imaginaires, Orto Parisi, L'Antichambre, Thameen.
  25. Re: CORIOLAN by Guerlain, the "failed" Masterpiece: a 100-pictures mammoth review.

    I really respect this fragrance, I purchased lately an "untouched" bottle paying a really good price (100 ml € 18,00), I treasure it, Coriolan in a fantastic classic which deserves more...
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    Poll: Re: Royal Vintage or Aventus

    Royal Vintage is finally smokier, less fruity, drier, less musky, with no floral patterns and with a well calibrated leather presence in the deep dry down.
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Thank you so much Deadidol, looking forward to try this avant-garde american line.
  28. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    You are right Alfa, agree.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    The duke Dali so appalling in the darkest of the night. Fantastic.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli, what a fantastic fragrance!!
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    Thank you so much :-)
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    The italian Giovanni Maria Farina was probably the eau de cologne inventor. France is the historical country of the perfumes but nowadays in Italy are growing up dozens of great great artisanal...
  33. Thread: Jul et Mad

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    Re: Jul et Mad

    I will review Terrasse asap.
  34. Thread: Jul et Mad

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    Re: Jul et Mad

    Yes, I own the 7ml atomizer of Stilettos, Amour de Palazzo and Terrasse a Saint Germain, I really appreciate this little brand and Amour de Palazzo is a fragrance I crave for.
  35. Thread: Jul et Mad

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    Re: Jul et Mad

    Stilettos on Lex review.
    Absolutely bright, elegant and uncompromisingly feminine. Stilettos on Lex is another well appointed concoction from the artistic niche brand Jul et Mad, a pure, radiant and...
  36. Thread: Jul et Mad

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    Re: Jul et Mad

    Absolutely yes, Gucci Pour Homme comes to mind, Amour de Palazzo is more articulated and complex but for sure I see the conjurations.
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    Re: any honey fragrance

    Elie Saab le parfum, La perla, Pure Honey by Kardashian, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Cuir de Russie Piver, Patchouli Mazzolari, some Tiziana Terenzi's, LouLou by Cacharel, Onda Eau de Parfum, Tom Ford...
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    To try asap, too much curious.
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    Cuba and Havana for sure, I'm waiting to test the Voice of Reason which I ordered and could be surely in the list, I would add Bell'Antonio by Hilde Soliani, Tom Ford Noir de Noir, AbdesSalaam Attar...
  40. Thread: Jul et Mad

    by Darvant
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    Re: Jul et Mad

    Amour de Palazzo
    My review.

    I'm honoured to be the first one here on Basenotes to throughly review the wonderful creations of this niche parisian artisanal brand represented and ideated (in style...
  41. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    La Liturgie des Heures by Jovoy
    Black Tourmaline Durbano
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
    Il Nero by Il Nero Profumi
    Norma Kamali Incense
    Etro Patchouly
    Serge Noir
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    Nobody says they are the same. The new 2014 is excellent, I own a bottle of the vintage and one of the new 2014, tested either together many times (at once one on left wrist and the second on the...
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    The new 2014 version is excellent, it is not properly a new fragrance as we read on Fragrantica (in my humble opinion) but a revisiting still really faithful to the original formula, probably...
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Agree, I like Aventus, though don't crave for it, It's a solid and virile fragrance, sensual and daring for sure but I'd prefer to wear Aramis Havana or Montana over it each day of my life.
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    Re: Sandalwood recommendation

    Sandalo Etro is a spectacular sandalwood fragrance in my opinion, you can give a chance also to Sandawood by Crabtree&Evelyn and Sandawood Cologne by Geo F Trumper. I appreciate also Aromatic Lime...
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    Re: Sandalwood notes

    Both are great, there are many great sandalwood fragrances around but one of my favorite is still the great Sandalo by Etro.
  47. Re: What are the most 'challenging' ones among the Montale Ouds?

    Aoud Cuir D'Arabie is fantastic, I like also Black Aoud, Aoud Flowers and the Dark Aoud's final dry down but probably my favorite Montale (not labelled as an aoud one but probably with minimal hints...
  48. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    Hypnotic Poison and the conceited convinction which with many women think to wear (wearing this one) the best fragrance in the world.
  49. Re: Which to buy? Pure distance 'M', Acqua Viva, or Iris 39

    Absolutely Iris 39.
  50. Thread: Private Label

    by Darvant
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    Re: Private Label

    I really appreciate Private Label, La Liturgies des Heures, Psychedelique and Rouge Assassin which I've tested yet. I own also samples about the other Jovoy's creations (Les jeux sont faits, l'Enfant...
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    Re: Another house revived: J.F. Schwarzlose

    Thank you so much for the report, really interesting, I'm looking forward to test the fragrances.
  52. Re: What's your most pleasant unexpected discovery?

    Do you really think they have released crap for about 20 years? In my really humble opinion Obsession for man for instance is one of the best masculine spicy/oriental of the worldwide olfactory...
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    Re: Andrea Maack's creations.

    I have the Smart sample but didn't test it yet, don't you like Dark? I find it so saturnine and melancholic, so ambiental, frankly I really like it. Sharp is an hard juice to be approached, an...
  54. Re: Lonestar Memories. Any fans? Feedback you've gotten while wearing it?

    Un-easy to wear this wonderful "barbecue-leather".
  55. Thread: Private Label

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    Re: Private Label

    Exactly the type of scents you crave for :-).
  56. Thread: Private Label

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    Private Label

    Private Label by Jovoy: a pearl of unparalleled beauty.
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni - above try these?

    Notturno is really, really interesting, 1 #, 2#, 3# Nota di Viaggio are well made but less inspired while I like a lot Luci ed Ombre, the fragrance performed by Meo Fusciuni for Masque Milano.
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    Re: Andrea Maack's creations.

    The aldehydes are the Andrea Maack's trademark, well calibrated but even present, like an ideal Maack's Guerlinade.
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    Re: Andrea Maack's creations.

    Knowing your taste I'm sure a deeper test could allow you to discover several facets you are used to appreciate in perfumery.
  60. Re: What's your most pleasant unexpected discovery?

    I was reluctant at the beginning, couldn't stand the "sport" epithet beside my beloved word Habit Rouge but have to admit the flanker is worthy and elegant, versatile and modern. It lacks the baroque...
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    Re: Andrea Maack's creations.

    Thank you so much dear :-)
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    Andrea Maack's creations.

    "The more I test the Andrea Maack's creations the more I genuinely appreciate this wonderful brand with its conceptual, minimalist, aldehydic, assertive, translucent, suspended in time, "muffled" and...
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    Re: Magnetic Scent - Tindrer beamed up

    I'm looking forward to test the creations from this special niche brand.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    I don't know whether somebody quoted it before but another great take on the frankincense theme is represented for sure by Craft Andrea Maack.
  65. Thread: Best vetiver

    by Darvant
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    Re: Best vetiver

    So many, think for instance to Athunis, Bois d'Ombrie, Supercilium, Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver, Vetiverus.....etc ...etc, anyway probably my number one is still the incomparable Vintage Vetiver by Etro.
  66. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    Oh my God, thank you so much guys, what a great immeasurable honor, I'm famous :-), ahahaha, I'm speechless and humbled too, me and my friends Alfarom, Drseid, Foetidus and the others share this...
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    Re: Looking for new Vetiver

    I tend to appreciate a lot the rooty/earthy dark vetivers a la Vetiver Etro, Bois d'Ombrie, Mona di Orio Vetyver, G. Ferre for Man and Athunis (appreciate a lot the Le Baiser du Dragon's vetiver...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    Norne, Sova, Baque.
  69. Re: Ashoka - do you think it could be comfortably worn by a man?

    Absolutely agree.
  70. Thread: Jean Guy Musk

    by Darvant
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    Re: Jean Guy Musk

    I've tried it, a straightforward musk absolutely decent, inexpensive and finally somewhat soapy, the soapiness is never disturbing or overly synthetic, just delicate and almost ethereal, don't expect...
  71. Re: Article: New Fragrances: Bond No. 9 to launch 'I Love NY for Earth Day' and 'I Love NY for Mothe

    As well as usual for a Bond's creation we have also in here an almost promissing beginning finally morphing in to an olfactory drama (in the sense of synthetic candied mess). The main ILNY for The...
  72. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Habit Rouge Vintage EdT.
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    Re: I love ny for all by bond no. 9

    Misleading new "I love NY" line release by Bond NO. 9, an incredibly powerful "prickly spices/cocoa/balsams/coffee/woods/leather" gourmandish combo finally resulting effectively almost...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Great ScentFan, as always.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Probably my favorite is still the "hellish" (but at once divine) Norma Kamali Incense.
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    Re: Scents for a smoker?

    Two over many: Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio and the mythical Aramis Havana. Don't forget also Jacomo de Jacomo, Casbah, Michael for Man by Michael Kors, Acqua di cuba, Cigar by Remy Latour, C&S Cuba,...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    In my perception White fire is more properly feminine, Lillipur, Gold Rose Oudh and Ecstasy are unisex while XIX March and Maremma are more properly masculine, anyway it depends of each individual...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Maremma

    Maremma is a carnal fruity/floral with woody, dirty (ambery/animalic, spicy, resinous, dissonant) and leathery accents aimed to reproduce on the olfactory sphere the ambience of the...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Thanks again, pleased to be helpful about this new line serendipity.
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Thank you so much guys.
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Lillipur

    Lillipur takes the name of the ancient mythical Nepal's capital of the spirituality (probably Patan nowadays, located at south of Katmandu) and it is aimed to represent the mystical fire...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    XIX March
    Another interesting fragrance straight from this great brand. Over the sample box I read that the juice is appointed in order to celebrate the Focarina di San Giuseppe, namely the night...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Perfect my friend, you will not regret it, this is a worthy little niche italian house seriously aware about what does and the people behind it is humble and dreamer. The candles (they are masters in...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Ecstasy
    If Gold Rose Oudh was a marvellous refined rose/oudh combo Ecstasy is a mystic rose/incense accord so aromatic and velvety. Simply a divine (almost esoteric) concoction extremely balanced...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Hi, pterenzi@cereriaterenzi.com, write to Mr Paolo Terenzi, he can give to you all the right informations about their distribution around. In my opinion this is a really fantastic artisanal brand.
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Wonderful, wonderful brand, down here my reviews about the first two I've tested, namely Gold Rose Oudh and White Fire. Ecstasy is fantastic too.

    Gold Rose Oudh.
    I'm particularly impressed by the...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Compliments, really, great contribution, i'm waiting to receive some SSS's samples, ordered a bunch via Surrender to Change and entered as address the one of a dear friend of mine which lives near...
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    Windsor, Royal English Leather, Vintage Tabarome.
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    Re: Best Pine fragrances

    Probably Esencia de Loewe and Vintage Polo are still my favorite. I really like also Londa 1005 and Norne.
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    In my opinion Chanel N 19 is an orris root dominant one and is wonderful. About iris i love Iris 39, Iris de Nuit and Impossible Iris in particular.
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    Re: What are the 3 best GREEN fragrances?

    For instance:
    Norne Slumberhouse
    Vikt Slumberhouse
    Bois d'Ombrie Eau d'Italie
    Etro Vetiver
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver
    Vintage TSAR
    Vintage Polo
    Chanel N 19
    Esencia Loewe
  92. Re: Which fragrances released in 2013 did you find to be surprisingly good?

    Montecristo, Sulphur, Ashoka, Black Puredistance, Intense Café, Musk oud by Kilian, Peety, Eva Kant, Sahara Noir, CdG Black are yet popular. I would suggest to give a little chance to a niche brand...
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    For instance Hilde Soliani Parfums, Mendittorosa, Masque Milano, Perris Montecarlo, A Lab on Fire, Thameen Fragrances.
  94. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913 and Pure Malt Creation - WHERE to buy in the USA?

    I see it somewhere on line (Profumo Moda, Store Profumi, may be Alla Violetta, Fragranze d'Autore), i saw it recently in a perfume shop in Calabria (my region) for €75 100 ml.
  95. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913 and Pure Malt Creation - WHERE to buy in the USA?

    I hope they never discontinue this gem i'm utterly in love for and i'm (thank God) still able to find around in Italy (some shops sell it also on line). I wish you to find it soon. Great choice.
  96. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913 and Pure Malt Creation - WHERE to buy in the USA?

    I don't think Domenico Caraceni 1913 is out of production.
  97. Re: Article: Basenotes' Favourite Fragrance Discoveries of 2013

    Montecristo, Sulphur, Ashoka, Black Puredistance, Intense Café, Musk oud by Kilian, Peety, Eva Kant, Sahara Noir, CdG Black are yet popular. I would suggest to give a little chance to a niche brand...
  98. Re: S O T D : TUESDAY ; December 31, 2013(last day of the year)

    Not easy to say, for the last of the year and the upcoming night out i will draw one among the following: Iris 39 Le labo, Chypre Palatin Parfums MDCI, Habit Rouge (EDP latest version mixed with...
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    Re: Portrait of a Lady... thoughts?

    Malle's POAL (a misty and resinous rose/patchouli) is neither a sharp rosey centered fragrance nor a straight forward rose itself since a misty and dense fruity amber (spicy blackcurrant+ Red berries...
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    A bunch of really further virile stuffs: Basile Uomo, Etro Vetiver, Vintage TSAR, Dark Aoud, Bond New York Oud, Classic Borsalino, Pino Silvestre, Tabacco d'Haran, Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio,...
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