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  1. Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    I do notice a significant difference between Boss Orange and Bigarade Concentree, and I would instinctively say that this difference is a difference in quality of raw materials. But maybe the...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Does anyone know if official notes where released for Beguiled and Risqué pour Homme? It seems like Roja became a bit careless with the way he informs potential customers about his scents, posting...
  3. Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    I think all the talk about high quality ingredients is a big lie. Geza Schön, one of the creators of Clive Christian Fragrances, once said some interesting and insightful things in an interview...
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    Re: Santal de Mysore...blind buy?

    Blind buying a Lutens scent is always risky. Santal de Mysore is as spicy as it gets, sweetish curry galore. If that's what you're after, go ahead.
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    DAMN, will it ever stop? :grin: Invictus was also mentioned somewhere else!
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    According to the recent reviews, Sauvage seems to be a blend of the following scents: Bleu de Chanel, Dior Homme, Platinum Egoiste, Fierce, Dior Homme Eau for Men, Montblanc Legend, Le Mâle, Boss...
  7. Re: Other than Le Male, what fragrances does Reflection Man remind you of?

    I didn't get any Le Mâle out of Reflection, but to me it smells a lot like Fahrenheit 32 by Dior.
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Guerlain Parure.
  9. Re: Fragrances that blew your mind when you first smelled them?

    Sweetie Aoud by Roja Dove. The most realistic patisserie accord I have ever smelled, it's like biting into freshly baked, sweet pastry. Now don't get me wrong, it's not cloying at all. You can...
  10. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    My guess:

    The talk about royalty, exclusivity & natural ingredients picked up by naked virgin nuns on moonlit nights; combined with safe & appealing scents probably makes people hype Creed....
  11. Re: First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    Sadly, the quality of customer service has been going down over the past few years. When I first ordered with them, everything was fine. I was always highly satisfied with their service, but sadly...
  12. Re: Now you can have a custom-made Patou fragrance

    It's sad to see such a grand house like Patou going down the drain. So much wasted potential!
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    Re: Serge Lutens Haute concentration

    For clarification:

    White box and white label - Eau de Parfum
    Black box and black label - Eau de Parfum Haute Concentration (now only Eau de Parfum)
    White box and black label - Paris line limited...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Haute concentration

    From what I know, until a few years ago Serge Lutens offered two collections of fragrances. The regular Eaux de Parfum, with the white/beige labels, and the Eaux de Parfum Haute Concentration, with...
  15. Re: Would You Buy a Bottle of Creed Vintage Tabarome with tiny flakes floating in it?

    I had a vintage Chanel No. 5 Extrait spray bottle. There were so many flakes and small stuff inside, that when I was shaking the bottle, the liquid would appear cloudy. Didn't look nice, but the...
  16. Re: Would You Buy a Bottle of Creed Vintage Tabarome with tiny flakes floating in it?

    I've seen flakes in many fragrances. New and old, and they were all fine. So if it's just some flakes in the bottle, that shouldn't be any problem.
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    Re: Mugler launches Alien Oud Majestueux

    Well, this sounds really interesting. XerJoffs Al-Khatt smells a lot like Alien + animalic Oud, much too fecal for me. So this might be perfect, if the barnyard note is toned down or even non...
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    Re: Is By Kilian copying fragrances?

    Prelude to Love smells a whole lot like Un Jardin sur le Nil. Indeed, many niche brands do have fragrances that smell very close to successful mainstream scents. Profumum Roma, Bond No. 9, Creed, by...
  19. Thread: Doppelganger.

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    Re: Doppelganger.

    Surely, most of these do not smell identical, but share enough similarities that I consider them close siblings.

    Jette by Night (Jette Joop) ----> West Side (Bond No. 9) ----> Enigma (Roja...
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    Re: Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    Musk Aoud by Roja Dove. The fragrance features a beautiful chypre structure, infused with a huge note of animalic oud. Quite unusual, yet familiar.
  21. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    XerJoff Verona 010 (limited Edition). Amazing scent, and luckily, after the limited edition was gone, XerJoff used the Verona 010 formula again and re-released it as Lira.
  22. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    I stopped buying Bond products a long time ago, as supporting a company with such practices is a big "no" for me. I gave away all my Bond products except for one scent and a candle. Whether Bond is...
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    Re: New Pierre Guillaume - Collection Croisiere!!

    Mr. Guillaume mentioned the names and release dates of the remaining four fragrances: Mojito Chypre, Foudre, Rivages Noirs and Metal Hurlant. They will be launched by one: the fifth in June 2015, the...
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    Re: Roja Dove vs Creed

    I chose the words "their own version", not the word "copy" as I think even when two scents are very close to each other, they also have distinctive features the other scent may not have. So of course...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    As long as you like the scent, other peoples opinion shouldn't be a problem, right?
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    Re: Roja Dove vs Creed

    Personally, I much prefer Roja Dove over Creed. His scents are rich, baroque, old school. Creed fragrances are more like watercolor paintings, too light and pale for me. Of course there are scents...
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    Re: Roja Dove - Nuwa 2015 edition

    Indeed, Nüwa has been reformulated. The link to Parfumo shows the new version with the light colored perfume. I have been told by the Staff of the Haute Parfumerie that the old Nüwa was a Chypre...
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    My impressions of some Roja Dove fragrances.

    Amber Aoud - An oriental, floral, woody concoction. It smells regal, of syrupy Rose petals and sweetened woods.
    Enigma pour Homme - Incredibly rich...
  29. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    Press release via nstperfume:



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  30. Re: Thierry Mugler has some awesome customer service.

    I agree with the OP, Muglers customer service is outstanding. A few years back, I emailed them asking where I could try their exclusive "Miroir" fragrance collection. A nice lady answered, telling me...
  31. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    He did try the fragrance, and describes it as an aquatic, with a synthetic fresh note and a sweet touch, similar to Invictus.
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    Re: Same bottle design.

    David Beckham Signature Women & Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga.

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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    "Do you smoke? You smell like cigarette smoke!"
    - L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme

    "You smell like my grandmother. It's not that my grandmother smells bad, but it's not a scent for a young man."...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    Thank you Viffer, it's really interesting that you mentioned the exact measures we don't know about. I tried to find out more, but couldn't find any information that would explain more than I already...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    Thank you, Viffer, you made valid points and I do think that there is the possibility that some naturals are replaced with colorless aromachemicals. Maybe I just can not pick out the differences...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    It seems that people really do believe in the "special extraction method" explained by Mr. Dove, that allegedly makes oils less colorful. So, I will try to tell you what I know.

    Every perfume box...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud/Crystal

    Have you ever payed attention to the Ingredients list on the bottom of the Roja Parfums boxes? His Aoud fragrances are loaded with colorants, the Crystal Versions are the same formulas without...
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/yoJC2KkAiOFi4eHjji/giphy.gif
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    For me personally, every single house you listed in your original post is far better than Creed. In the past I used to adore Creed, and thought they were the best. But that was before I got to know...
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    Re: Creed "gift wrap"

    This is pathetic, especially coming from a 'luxury' brand like Creed. It's good to be reassured once in a while that not buying Creed anymore was a good decision.
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    Re: The Scent of Power.

    I came in here expecting a 'The Scent of Peace' flanker :undecided: Well, I really don't have a scent of power, but "Fetish pour Homme" by Roja Dove comes near.
  42. Re: New Acqua di Parma coming in next few months? (2015)

    Incense, Saffron or Vetiver, I guess. I would love to see what they can do with Incense!
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    The last Serge Lutens fragrance that made a lasting impression was 2007s Louve. Ever since then, not a single of his releases were anywhere near good to me. All of the 21 perfumes that were launched...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Zeromolecole Iaia smells exactly like this:

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    Re: Puig buys L'Artisan Parfumeur and Penhaligon's

    Maybe this is the opportunity for these two brands to finally step up their game. But then again: What else could L'Artisan & Penhaligons possibly do to gain more success? They already followed every...
  46. Re: Clive Christian X for Men vs Roja Reckless Pour Homme

    Roja and Clive are both excellent, I admire their collections. In this case, I prefer X for Men. It's darker, woodier and has a much bigger sillage. Reckless is similar, but much lighter with...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Thank you Scent7, I appreciate your descriptions a lot :smiley: I am especially relieved to hear that "A Goodnight Kiss" is not similar to Diaghilev. Now I have to ask my friend who told me about the...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Enjoy your visit! I am looking forward to your impression, and truly hope 'A Goodnight Kiss' is not just a recycled Diaghilev. The aldehydic-floral theme still has a lot of potential, and if Roja...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    A friend of mine visited Harrods and told me that 100 ml of Parfum will sell for £1,250. He also told me "A Goodnight Kiss" is reminiscent of Diaghilev, which surprises me given that Roja Parfums...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Sadly, I did not like L'Homme Idéal. Infact, there is something in the composition which absolutely horrifies me. I guess it's the combination of the amaretto accord and this persistent fresh note,...
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    Scent & Chemistry posted about this topic, and as usual, their take on the "Perfume Industry in 2015" is quite interesting. They say:







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    Re: Tom Ford "Chocolate"?

    It's just a photoshopped image, no need to be worried about authentic looking counterfeits. And by the way: Why did they call it Chocolate? And who actually buys this? :grin:
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    Re: Anyone have experience with Sospiro?

    Unfortunately I was extremely underwhelmed with the entire line. None of them are as rich, beautiful and of high quality as XerJoff, they all felt rather dull, linear and sometimes even dissonant to...
  54. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I agree with you, this fragrance smells extremely off! It's like a cocktail made of cucumbers & hairspray mixed with cabbage, but doesn't smell natural in any way. A chemical and thin little thing.
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    Re: Clive christian 1872 vs Creed Imperial

    1872 is without a doubt superior to Millésime Impérial.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Recently, I have been completely blown away by these two fragrances:

    Enigma Pour Homme by Roja Parfums and Red Hoba by XerJoff.

    I think Enigma Pour Homme (I tried the Extrait) gets enough talk...
  57. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    I have absolutely no problem with XerJoff and Roja Doves pric tags, they started with expensive fragrances and will continue to release them. Maybe it's just me, but what makes me angry is companies...
  58. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Indeed, as long as there are those gems with reasonable price tags everything is fine. My personal fear is, that even those prices will rise more and more, as they have done in the past. Let's wait...
  59. Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    My fellow perfume lovers & collectors. Dark times are ahead, the perfume industry is walking towards complete madness. The signs are undeniable, more and more beloved perfume makers jump on the...
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    Re: Royal oud 2014 is back in 4oz!

    Royal Oud - so rare and scarce they now offer it in bigger bottles. Remember: Stock only lasts until you bought it. That's how precious it is!

    Well, I guess it's good for everyone who loves the...
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    Re: New fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez

    The bottle fragrantica uses for "For Him Bleu Noir" is actually the bottle of the new "Narciso Eau de Toilette", which will be launched next year as well.
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    Re: Coromandel reformulated?

    I have two decants of Coromandel at hand. One is from 2009, one from 2014. I can't smell any difference, nor do any of the people I asked to try it. Of course I didn't tell them it's the same...
  63. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    Everyone these days tries to pull a Roja. All these niche labels who had much lower prices before now put out these ridiculously priced perfumes. It's not that I won't spend $480 on a fragrance that...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Here is a small update about the new "Tola Pure Oil" collection (as Bond officially calls the new line): Now you can also get "Harrods Oud" and "Harrods Agarwood" in the new oil concentration. The...
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    Re: Roja Dove - Enigma pour Homme

    I finally got to try Enigma pour Homme Extrait the other day. I've been wearing it for two days now and at first was quite confused. I expected it to be more like Tobacco Vanille, as some people...
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    Re: L'Artisan Al Oudh

    Al Oudh is without a doubt a fantastic creation by Bertrand Duchaufour, who seems to be the most creative individual in the perfume industry. Of course there is no Oud in Al Oudh, and it doesn't even...
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    Re: Roja Dove Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux

    I got the opportunity to acquire a sample of Amber Aoud Absolue Précieux today. The initial smell after application is identical to the parfum version. The difference lies in the way they progress on...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Thank you very much for your brilliant post, deadidol! I also trusted Scent & Chemistry up to this point, the more I am disapponted right now how wrong they apparently got their analysis of Sadanne....
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I am certainly not one to rate a perfumers skill, I just thought it was interesting to see what the team of Scent & Chemistry had to say, as they are experts in the fragrance industry who are part of...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I finally found someone who sent me a sample of Sadanne. I was pretty excited to smell a fragrance from Slumberhouse, as this brand is hyped so much on here. But let me tell you, it was a complete...
  71. Re: Creed Royal Oud 120 ml (4 oz.) boutique in France

    There was certainly no real oud in Royal-Oud in the first place. Probably not even synthetic oud. The fragrance is fantastic, though.
  72. Re: Creed Royal Oud 120 ml (4 oz.) boutique in France

    It's funny how Creeds sales people always babble about how scarce and rare the Oud inside of Royal-Oud is, and that it will be soon gone because they can't source the precious material any longer,...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    The Attars are already on sale in Boca Raton and other Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Several people already had the chance to try them and are reporting about it on Facebook. This is definitely not fake...
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    Re: Blind Buy Hits and Misses

    Hits:
    Verona 010 by XerJoff
    Acqua e Zucchero by Profumum Roma
    Jour de Fête by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Mûre et Musc Extrait by L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Dark Aoud by Montale
    Rahät Loukoum by Serge Lutens...
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    Re: Best Irises Out There?

    Irisss by XerJoff is hands down the most natural, divine, sublime, magical, soft, intense, marvelous and enchanting Iris scent out there. It's floral and earthy at once, and thus covers all olfactory...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Hello rolzst, I first heard about it on Facebook. A member of a certain fragrance group told me about the new Attars. He also posted the picture above, and also this one showing the Attars on Sale in...
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    Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Lovers of Bond No. 9 Perfumes listen: Bond No. 9 launched a new collection of three Attar Oils this week. These new oils are much more concentrated than the regular Eau de Parfum / Parfum and don't...
  78. Thread: Xerjoff

    by Sasuke
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    Re: Xerjoff

    Blue Hope!

    The transition from head to base is magnificent: First you get crisp citrus spiced with saffron, which then leads to a warm and creamy heart of tropical jasmine and coconutty...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Scent & Chemistry posted their view on Sadanne on Facebook and gave quite some insight into the formula of the scent. I think it is worth reviving this thread so you can read their post about the...
  80. I am not sure if it's just me, but both of them...

    I am not sure if it's just me, but both of them sound rather mechanic and without any passion for the scents itself. Basically, they say: We know how to run a business, so we did one ourselves. I...
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Thank you, I always enjoy reading Luca Turins reviews. He is wrong on the 15 Shalimar flankers, though. There are only 5 flankers: Shalimar Eau Légère Parfumée, Eau de Shalimar, Shalimar Parfum...
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    Re: Authentic or fake Tom Ford 100 ml Noir de Noir

    I have never seen a 100 ml Tom Ford Private Blend bottle like this. I am sure this is a fake. Usually, the 100 mls look like this:
    ...
  83. Re: Mane is holding a competition where you can make your own scent

    Sounds really fun, here is my composition:

    Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Tea
    Heart: Hazelnut, Orris, Sandalwood
    Base: Vanilla, Coffee, Chocolate, Oud

    Would love to find out how it smells as a real...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    I wonder which color they'll use for this one. Patchouli was moroccan blue, maybe Sandalwood will be "indian red"? :grin:
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    Re: London exclusives?

    You're welcome :smiley: Enjoy your trip to London!
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    Re: London exclusives?

    Harrods Exclusives:

    Roja Parfums: H - The Exclusive Aoud, Roja
    Bond No. 9: Harrods for Him, Harrods for Her, Harrods Oud, Harrods Rose, Harrods Amber, Harrods Oud Patchouli, Harrods Agarwood,...
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    Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    I also love the CC fragrances a lot, and own C for Men. The price tag, though, is probably much too high (which is true for most niche brands). I read an interview with Geza Schön, one of the...
  88. Re: Penhaligon's bottles: product is great, presentation falls short

    My sister got a bottle of "Cornubia". The cap is loose and the bow around the neck already came off after one week. The label is also peeling off slightly. Too bad!
  89. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    First the 17,000€ Guerlain fragrance, now the $600 Serge Lutens. It seems to become a trend to make Roja Dove look cheap.
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    Re: New: Bond No. 9 Queens

    On Bonds facebook page they say it's unisex.
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    Re: Bond no 9 cracking down on internet sales??

    That's exactly why I won't ever buy a Bond product again. I will use up the bottle of Sag Harbor I still have, but apart from that, Bond is dead for me.
  92. Re: Folks who ask you what fragrance you're wearing

    I was once in a situation, where a co-worker asked me what fragrance I was wearing, because she loved it so much she wanted to buy it for her husband. I was wearing Aventus and I knew she hasn't got...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I would buy as many Roja Parfums as I could:

    Amber Aoud Absolue Précieux - $1250
    Aoud Absolue Précieux - $1250
    Musk Aoud Parfum 30ml - $480
    Creation-E Parfum pour Homme - $480
    Amber Extrait -...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I predict this will be next big thing, let YEARS and YEARS of hype begin :thumbsup: I will probably also buy a bottle.
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    You can say about Aventus what you want, but it IS attracting attention. I've been wearing fragrances for many years and rarely got any compliments. If anything, people complained about the perfume...
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    Re: Kobe - Is Xerjoff Fooling Us?

    Well, as long as you like the fragrance enough to pay that kind of money for it, you shouldn't even bother with what others think of it. You can't please everyone around you, so there will always be...
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    I wore Amber Aoud a lot, and I always thought it had disappeared after a few hours. Then some day I asked some people if they could still smell the fragrance I am wearing, and they all said they...
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    Aoud is simple and complex at the same time. Simple, because the Oud is the main ingredient from start to finish. Complex, because the Oud used by Mr. Dove is a multi facetted ingredient itself. Aoud...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    Did you ever wonder what the ingredient "Angels Guidance" is? The mystery has been solved:...
  100. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    A co-worker told me: "You smell like my grandmother. I mean, my grandmother smells nice, but the scent you are wearing is not for young men!". I did not tell her what I was wearing. But I'll tell...
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