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  1. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    I think you are being facetious.

    It is well known that oud, musk and basil were used.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    +1.
  3. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Gao really is a beast. I'm sceptical of "1 spray and you're good to go" comments, but Gao is a 3 spray max for me and only 1 spray if I'm not ready for an all out assault.
  4. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Yes.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Aramis Calligraphy Rose.
    Estee Lauder Amber Mystique.
    Rania J Lavande 44.
  6. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Kilian B2B, Incense Oud, Pure Oud/Ensar Oud/AgarAura Oud

    Bump :)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    LM Parfums Black Oud.
  8. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    Yep. Could do with a few larger bottles of certain perfumes but other than that it's just a waiting game to see what new perfumes become available.
  9. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    The Grossmith is nice, dirty too!
  10. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Kilian B2B, Incense Oud, Pure Oud/Ensar Oud/AgarAura Oud

    Bump :)
  11. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Good point about the amount of oud used. I think it's better to look at what percentage that equates to of the perfume part of the composition rather than the whole. 11ml of 6000ml really is just a...
  12. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Xerjoff Gao
    Montale Dark Aoud
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Lol. I had this in my basket, got as far as checkout and decided against the blind buy. It was the last one they had, looks like you got it!

    No remorse whatsoever, none, none at all. None I tell...
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Smell the feather. It's been sprayed with something. Most likely their own fragrance.
  15. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    It used to be Amouage Interlude and Epic Man.

    Then I met Xerjoff Alexandria II. BEAST.

    Lasts for 24 hours plus . Easily lasts a full day with more or less the same strength as when applied.
  16. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    Technically I would say the closes transliteration is 'Ood as the consonant on the end in Arabic is the letter 'daal' which is similar to the English 'd'. However in Arabic the word starts with a...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th January 2015

    Vintage M7.
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    Re: Mazzolari's version of Oud.

    Will look into those! Thanks hedonist222. If you remember any others/come across something in your collection that fits the bill do update :)
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal

    Aside from bearing some resemblance to Arabian Oud and Junaid perfumes, is it similar to any other house's offerings?

    I've been considering a blind buy but would like to be able to place it with...
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    Re: Mazzolari's version of Oud.

    Aside from the Kilian ME exclusives which I know you're a fan (and I own) what do you consider to be good renditions/offerings of Oud in Western based perfumery?
  21. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    Damn! You got me!



    Culture and exposure. My daughters are growing up smelling oud, (even my newborn) so I'm sure they won't find it an offensive smell. My wife on the other hand couldn't really...
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    The Black/Sehr is more floral.
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    Re: Thameen Perfumes

    No. It's based in the UK :)

    http://www.thameenfragrance.com/index.htm

    Sold exclusively at Selfridges.
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    Thameen Perfumes

    Has anybody tried the perfumes by Thameen? They were launched towards the end of last year.
  25. Re: Soft scents that pull people in. Recommendations?

    Puredistance Black.
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    It can be had for way cheaper than £95 so do shop around.
  27. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    I've thought about it when visiting sick people, be it hospital or home. But then again it may brighten their day?
    I'd find it an enjoyable experience to smell something nice, but sometimes when ill...
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    Re: I don't get the love for Azzaro Visit.

    I think its similarity to Gucci Rush may have something to do with whatever it is that is.
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    Probably whichever split I'm participating in that completes first. Bottles; not really sure. I've got a few that I've already bought; may or may not receive them this year.

    I've had a very busy,...
  30. Thread: Armani prive

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    Re: Armani prive

    Oud Royal is gorgeous. Encens Satin is nice. They're the only 2 I own. Oud Royal gets me the odd compliment.
    Try to get your nose on as many of them as you can.
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    I've tried most of his homme offerings. Ended up with bottles of Diaghilev, Scandal Extrait, Amber Aoud and Fetish Extrait.
    Got decants of nearly everything else. Some I don't enjoy much so won't...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Decemberr 25, 2014

    Armani Prive Oud Royal.
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    Re: Similarities to Amouage Interlude Man?

    This. Halt your search.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 22, 2014

    MFK Cashmere Mood.
  35. Re: By Kilian Straight to Heaven is a masterpiece!

    Love it, got a lifetime supply.
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    Lol, I apply mine on the hand furthest away from her :)
    Damage limitation!
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    Respect.
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    Re: A few fragrances required :)

    Bump :)
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    Re: UK Decant Swapsies with bigbloke

    Bump :)
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    It likes the perfume on the skin or it gets the hose again.
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    Yes, it's called Aventus.
  42. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    I recently discover the drydown of Army of Lovers too, quite surprised - it lasted for ages and smelt delicious. However, it's not for me as I can't live through the floral aspects which last too...
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    That is excellent advice mumsy :)
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    I queried it with Kilian and the response was no reform, perhaps the bottle I've got is old and doesn't smell like the newer bottle.
  45. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    A proper Oud fragrance :grin:
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, December 19, 2014

    Xerjoff Richwood.
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    I've got a few friends who have had a transplant, it doesn't look that bad. Of course it's still thin in places but they keep it short and the hairline is appropriate to their age. Apparently Turkey...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Tried Xerjoff Richwood the other day. The opening is really amazing, wowed me.
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    Re: SotD: Monday, December 15, 2014.

    Atelier Gold Leather.
  50. 30% off Mona di Orio at firstinfragrance / ausliebezumduft

    Heads up:

    30% off the old style bottles:

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/newsletter_archiv/2014/kw51/newsletter_en.html
    ...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    I got the same response :(
  52. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Clive Christian X for Men. It's nice, I like it enough to have kept a decant before selling my bottle but something about it makes me think of a musty old grannie.
  53. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Thanks for the review drseid, sounds right up my street!

    *looks around for a splitter*
  54. Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    Lol, the fragrant forcefield faded after some time :) but it's an experiment I haven't repeated since. I'm happy to say that I still work in the same place!

    I now operate within IFRA guidelines...
  55. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Anybody tried this?
  56. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Thank you for sharing that badarun, interesting stuff!
  57. Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    12 of Original Santal.
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    Thanks for sharing that Viffer. That's reassuring.
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    Thanks guys. I'll put it down to a bad batch then :( (as the nose, varied testing and other sniffers' opinions don't lie) or perhaps it needs time to macerate further a la Creed lol . I shall seek...
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    Kilian Reforms?

    Don't want to be scaremongering as such... I've got Musk Oud and Incense Oud from I don't know when, theyre quite old. I've just tried newer bottles of both and perceive a difference.

    Incense Oud:...
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    Re: Other addictions

    Oolong tea
    Gym
    Ice cream
    Internet
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    Makes my soul happy.
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    Re: Kilian Musk Oud vs Eternal Oud

    I haven't compared the two recently but I wore Eternal Oud not long ago and was impressed by longevity.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Sotm: Masculin Pluriel.
    Sota: Tom Ford Noir de Noir.
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    Re: Attention Armani Prive owners!

    Interesting. The first 3 characters match 62K. I'll check mine and report back.
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    Re: Suggestions for my next Armani Prive

    :)

    It lasts well on me, I get a good 7/8 hours from it. I find it's forgiving if you overspray too.
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    Re: I don't understand Harrods Swarovski Oud

    I don't get any barnyard from HO. It's very nice and has a permanent place in my collection. It's one of the better Western Ouds imo. I don't think its a good way to spray lots of near the head...
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    Re: Suggestions for my next Armani Prive

    Oud Royal is one of my most favourite perfumes ever in the whole wide world! Ever!

    I recently tried Encens Satin which is also nice but Oud Royal is the best from the house imo.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 8, 2014

    Kilian Extreme Oud.
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    Re: Roja Parfume Amber Extrait

    Similar thoughts here. The Extrait disappointed me overall. The drydown is nice but getting there takes a while and it's a rather boring journey. Longevity is excellent, it really does last for ages....
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Last time I had 6 shots of TV.
    I regretted it afterwards.
  72. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Cool!
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    Re: UK Decant Swapsies with bigbloke

    Bump.
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    Re: Meharees by lebolario. Really surprised

    I didn't get on too well with Meharees. Reminded me of fish and chips. Fat oily chips.

    Dolcelisir is very nice. Happy to have 2 bottles.
  75. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    That sounds awesome Diamondflame! How much is a custom blend roughly?
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    Re: New Armani Privé: Cèdre Olympe

    Dougczar have you set up eBay item alerts? That's what I've done (I still end up missing out sometimes lol).
  77. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    The Rasasi 'Just for Men' is rather nice! And cheap.
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    Re: A few fragrances required :)

    Only just saw this Rich, thanks :)

    Bump too!
  79. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    +1 for Ameer al Oudh. Lovely.
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    This may just be the second little pony perfume I buy. Smoky Indian Oud accord sounds interesting. Not buying it blind though.
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    Re: Sotd - friday november 28 2014

    Ormonde Jayne Black Gold.
  82. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    :(
    Wish I could help! But I've no plans to visit America currently and don't know anyone who is going otherwise I'd happily hook some of you guys up.

    If only BG was for sale through their normal...
  83. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Get a reply?
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    Re: Black Friday - Ormonde Jayne- 30% Off

    If only they sold Black Gold grrrr.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Sotd: Masculin Pluriel.
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    Re: November Purchases 2014

    I've been a naughty boy in November: MFK Masculin and Feminin Pluriel, Armani Prive Encens Satin, 25g oud wood, a burner, 3 bottles of oud oil, 1 mukhallat, amd some oud oil samples.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    LM Parfums Black Oud.
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    Re: How is Black Afgano?

    I also smell a similarity between Hard Leather and BA, and also with another LMP offering; Black Oud.

    I've got 2 bottles of BA. I first tried it about a year ago when I had just contracted...
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    Re: Fragrance oil..how to apply

    I know some people who apply a little to their palms and then wipe over their clothing. I realised they do this as after I've shook hands with them I've found a really nice (generally!) scent and...
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    Re: Spray vs Dab - do you notice a difference?

    I recently dabbed some Chypre Palatin and Moss Breches and then a day later sprayed them. The difference was stark to me. Really noticed the development of the fragrance when sprayed. Seemed like top...
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    Re: Are MFK ouds any good?

    The 'basic' Oud has grown on me since I first tried it. Cashmere Mood is a favourite and I loved it the very first time I sprayed it.
    As for bang for buck, well, debatable. Personally I wouldn't pay...
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    Re: Maison Francis kurkdjian

    Like and own:
    Lumiere Noire
    APOM
    Cashmere Mood Oud
    Velvet Mood Oud
    Aqua Universalis Forte
    Masculin Pluriel

    Have been considering Silk Mood and Oud recently but have 10ml or so of each, not...
  93. Re: The first Creed fragrance you smelled, and your reaction.

    Aventus. I was like "Wow! What is this?!" The gateway drug.
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    Re: newbie cant wear inexpensive....

    Joop.

    20 sprays is a lot, I'd lose patience in counting after about 8.
  95. Re: If you can only get one kilian which one would you get and why?

    Oooooo, a toughy. Either Extreme Oud, Eternal Oud or Black Oud. I need to revisit the last 2 before passing judgement.
    Reasons why: Unique smelling and good performance. I love the Saffron and...
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    Re: How is the Roja Dove line?

    I've liked most of what I've tried but not all are FBW for me. Complex, and rich; in both composition and price.
    Got bottles of Diaghilev amd Fetish PH Extrait. Amber Aoud is good.
    I find it takes...
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    Re: Royal oud 2014 is back in 4oz!

    Lol. I imagine the oud trees were planted by Grandfather Creed himself many many decades ago.

    I wasn't wowed initially but tried it a short while ago and was pleasantly surprised. Nice.
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    Re: Discuss Tom Ford Private Blend

    I've got a few: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Oud, Neroli Portofino, Plum Japonais, Bois Marocain.
    Decants of others: Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Arabian Wood, Azure Lime, Moss Breches.

    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Sotd: L'erbolario Dolcelisir.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 21, 2014

    Sotd: Diaghilev
    Sote: Aventus
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