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  1. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    WAR AND PEACE.

    I like that this subtly implies that RA is a “Russian Master” —- absolutely brilliant title and nearly irresistible as a blind buy for me I must say.
  2. Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Oh, I agree. I love Lonestar Memories
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I just love this one so much. Got 1ml of it and I don't wear it nearly as much as I'd like, just because it's so incredible I don't want to run out.
  4. Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    So is Lonesome Rider not discontinued then?
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    Re: Dzongkha is an excellent scent.

    I’m so glad to see the love this is getting. I know it splits people down the middle. I like it slightly more than its cousin Timbuktu but certainly think they were both “game changers” when they...
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    Love and own Anubis and Dryad but really really want a bottle of Bengale Rouge. When I have money for it and it’s no longer sold out, I have a $30 off coupon for it(from a limited promo they had for...
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    Its really and truly my fav Shalimar style perfume imaginable.
  8. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I find amber cologne fresh and salty and musk cologne deep and sweet with a slight almost umami quality
  9. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I stayed away from Areej-Le-Dore and Bortnikoff after reading Turin’s reviews on Indolis and Walimah etc but eventually the hype piqued my curiosity and I jumped in. I’m glad I did. I love western...
  10. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

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  11. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    My girl’s winter scent, now. Love this one.
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    Re: A strifeknot appreciation thread :)

    He is such a cool guy. So glad to have him on here.
  13. Re: Buried Treasure! What’s your best vintage find at parents’/in-laws’ house?

    Ahhhh, so jealous. I was recently cleaning out my parents house, remembering that I had a bottle of 90’s Egoiste and some Cologne Concentree buried somewhere in storage(with a later bottle of Gucci...
  14. Re: Buried Treasure! What’s your best vintage find at parents’/in-laws’ house?

    That’s beautiful, Hednic. Anytime I smell Fracas, it reminds me of my mother.
  15. Re: Buried Treasure! What’s your best vintage find at parents’/in-laws’ house?

    Wow, how did it smell, compared to the modern version?
  16. Re: Buried Treasure! What’s your best vintage find at parents’/in-laws’ house?

    Wow, what a beautiful story. It really goes to show the sentimental attachment we can develop to scents and associations. Thanks for sharing that.
  17. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    Maai by Bogue is great, powerful.
    Love Mousse Illuminee for clean mossy.
    Arquiste El is a surprisingly aromatic fougere throwback.
    New York Intense is fantastic but so is Azemour Orange by...
  18. Buried Treasure! What’s your best vintage find at parents’/in-laws’ house?

    Found a vintage Obsession for Men last night at the lady’s parents house. Found a gold cap bottle of Knowing in the bathroom today and WOW IT IS SERIOUS. Some old school Tuscany pour Uomo in her...
  19. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Douleur! by Bogue
  20. Re: PSA: Le Labo's City Exclusives Will be Available Everywhere Next Week

    Very disappointed with the additions this year. Tabac has a truly repulsive synthetic note in it(I’m not sure what it is, a harsh woody cardamom?) and bigarade is a slight, citric white floral. Some...
  21. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Just to clarify what I was trying to say:
    Bortnikoff and Russian Adam have more experience with the maceration and aging of natural perfume ingredients than your typical perfumer(most chemists in...
  22. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I too prefer the more rugged ALD take on things BUT I’m also hoping that this is a friendly, “hey Dmitry, check out my version of Frangipani—- SKANKY, RIGHT?” haha
  23. Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Well, if he captures any of the actual freshness and beauty of the air in the Swiss Alps, then this will be my new favorite.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Victor!!! This is so exciting. As a big fan of your work, a scent with Prin Lomos is exactly the kind of thing that makes me go for a blind buy! For what it’s worth, though I love the challenging...
  25. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Exciting! The first one looks a bit like a classic Bortnikoff style accord with the Frangipani. But I’m excited to see how Adam does it. Interesting that he’s using a synthetic Civet.
  26. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    That’s true, Diamondflame. Both Bortnikoff and Russian Adam have extensive experience not just in distillation but aging. Maybe they have taken it all into consideration.
  27. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I was thinking the same thing. Tends to put a damper on the idea of high quality blending when you’re not really sure where they’re going to end up.
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Luckyscent has pretty impeccable customer service in my experience. Write them a note to let them know.
  29. Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Last night I had a feeling like, “let’s get out some old beasts and see if we like them now”—-

    Sprayed Aramis, Joop!, One Man Show and Aramis 900 on four different strips.

    You want to retch?...
  30. Thread: Dark

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    Re: Dark

    Another vote for Hyde from Hiram Green while also adding T Rex from zoologist and Andy Tauer’s Attar AT
  31. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Just received my little sample pack of all three of the new frags... do I save them for later, assuming they’ll get better with some age?
  32. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Funny you should say that. I remember being very underwhelmed by Oud Monarch. Put it on a couple nights ago and thought, “wow, this is actually great!”
  33. Re: Is there a blue lotus fragrance available?

    I swear to god I had a semi psychedelic experience with Blue Lotus Attar from Rising Phoenix. I couldn’t really smell anything in it(especially anything like Blue Kalbar from Ensar Oud which contains...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Wow, I did NOT find Dodo to be mainstream. It was almost too challenging for me.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    No stain on my pale skin
  36. Re: "L'homme" YSL or "La nuit de l'homme" YSL ?

    I like la nuit but the OG is nice too!
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    I tried it and found it pleasant in a light aquatic way, lighter than Acqua di Sale. Certainly not on the Moth/T Rex axis of challenge/reward.

    My partner wants a bottle.
  38. Re: Tauer Lonesome Rider - Discontinued

    I’m guessing this is a compliance issue? With the new EU regulations?
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    Re: Bogue MEM Thoughts

    My favorite perfumer. MEM is the tops of his house, in my book and I think MEM is a quintessential sunny spring day fragrance.
  40. Re: 20% OFF @Rogue Perfumery - Grab them while you still can!

    I had to pick up a mousse illumine blind. I love moss...
  41. Re: We Are (FREE SHIPPING) Back from Areej Le Dore . Ends Sept 5th Video Inside

    Walimah attar is extremely tempting
  42. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Today Russian Adam posted “planet musk... landing soon” on his Instagram. Sounds like we’ve got at least one more powerhouse musk on the way.
  43. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    Extremely fair.
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Zoologist Squid-- reminds me of Acqua di Sale but lighter. Nice.
  45. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    I definitely know what you mean but Sauvage smells so modern with those blasting chems, its a ridiculous stretch to go where they went. It's like selling Shalimar with a Sci-fi action film:...
  46. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'd A/B one wrist from one Sir Winston and one from the other, see if the sprays match... might be worth trying. Either way, looks like you've got a bonus on the way.
  47. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    This all day long... Why would they even go there? What benefit does it have to dig into this imagery for a French perfume? What association are they trying to capture? Putting aside that it's...
  48. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I had the same thing with Bortnikoff going direct. And he let me keep a bottle as well. He must be losing a bunch of money from these kinds of errors.
  49. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Mislabeled bottle?
  50. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think I was subconsciously responding to THIS post. I really love koh-I-nor and the lemony musk side of things BUT I bought it recently so it was just concentrating and Macerating in its box. I’m...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez Men's Line

    I love For Him EDT —- IMO an easy blind buy at a discount on frangrancenet
  52. Re: I wanted to buy some Pryn and Prissana perfumes but...

    I was just wondering the same thing
  53. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just put on Baikal Gris for the first time in a couple weeks and WOW— its really maturing into something lovely: the violet isn’t as sharp as it was when I bought it— the tonka comes in earlier and...
  54. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    This is such a great summer post! Love it.
  55. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Bengale Rouge from Papillon. Very cuddly!
  56. Re: Penhaligon's Tragedy of Lord George fake?

    Thanks for the heads up. Could also be black market(run from the same bottle factory, after-hours, etc).
  57. Re: Penhaligon's Tragedy of Lord George fake?

    Expensive bottle to fake for $40 bucks.
  58. Re: Tell us what fragrance phases you have gone through recently

    Naturals & attars doing French style perfumes phase
  59. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Perfume. It only lasted for about five minutes going from the heart to the dry down.
  60. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed. Each time I wear it I get a little something new. The stages of evolution keep on coming.
  61. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is going to sound so weird but I’m wearing Walimah right now and there is something so familiar in this one micro stage of the dry down...

    I think it’s maybe reminding me of vintage...
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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    I LOVE MEM. Maybe my favorite niche bottle. I never knew whether I should call it a fougere or not.
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    Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    I really like it. Sophisticated and surprising.
  64. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Another Bortnikoff lover who still longs for a full Bonheur. What a scent. Between the new ALDs and new Borts it’s going to be an expensive fall for completists.
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    Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I have a new bottle from this year. After all the talk of reformulation I was so curious that I got a vintage split from Strifeknot. I was so excited to smell THE REAL DEAL. I’ll tell you what, if...
  66. Re: What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    I was joking around but I honestly never would have guessed the right way.
  67. Re: What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    It's "Nietzsche" :thumbsup:
  68. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Having never smelled the original, I quite enjoy Or Black in its current form. But now I'm intrigued.
  69. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Tin Can Rive Gauche Pour Homme
  70. Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I don’t know if we are allowed to do direct posts but the one that I found that most closely resembled the carrier alcohol I’ve seen in use cane in a blue bottle and said Perfumers Studio Equivalent...
  71. Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I’ve tried a “perfumers alcohol” that I got from amazon. Not bad when used to reconstitute evaporated samples(obviously the top notes are mostly gone anyway).
  72. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Dryad by Papillon

    Love the big heaping serving of galbanum. Starts out like a high price riff on grey flannel but swerved into Sycomore territory and a few other twists! I wish I had a bigger...
  73. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I really like Sultan Pasha’s Vetiver Blanc: slightly floral, light green opening, with a nice salty/minty ambergris/vetiver dry down. Humid/rain vibes. Clean.
  74. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Cheers! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
  75. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yeah, I’d love two of three but can’t afford even one ... ah well!
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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    I think zoologist has a couple weird fougeres:
    Rhinoceros has a fougere/leather thing going on and Dodo is a total reimagining of the genre and too weird for some.

    I like Sultan Pasha’s fougeres...
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    Re: Taking my leave

    As a sincere newer member, I hope you’ll stay but understand if it’s too draining.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    I have a hard time wearing this scent but I absolutely love it.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I’d definitely be down to send some ml to people that have bottles that they love and they can smell them and report back on whether they’ll similar or one is very sour. If anyone is interested in an...
  80. Re: Some perfumes that celebrities are wearing

    The Susan Sarandon part is the most interesting. She wears a different perfume for different characters, like Bal al Versailles for her Twilight movie with Paul Newman.
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    I second Kazimi. Moonlight Reverie by Sultan Pasha, as well.
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    Re: Today I Got a Compliment On...

    Oud luwak by areej le dore. Three compliments at a show.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    For sure, could easily ruin a $$$ of attar. I only do it when I’ve gotten to the VERY end of a bottle or vial that I can’t seem to extract any more from. Perfumer’s alcohol is pretty cheap on...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Areej le Dorè— Coffee Luwak. Went to a show and had three friends give compliments when we hugged hello. Seems like the right kind of projection, to me: not punishing everyone around me but...
  85. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    I’ve found that I am more prone to getting itchy red skin if I apply a BUNCH of different sample patches or any other extremely excessive amounts of DIFFERENT perfumes(as opposed to just overspraying...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Have you ever diluted attars with perfumers alcohol into little spray bottles? I’ve tried it with musk rose attar and Sultan Leather. It’s interesting. The musk rose worked fairly well but I do...
  87. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Excellent. Tuberose in there!
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hmmm. Symphony of Neroli gives a clue in the name. Sir Winston is probably the tobacco scent I assume? So, any clues on Zemfira?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So I decanted my sample of norne into an atomizer and wore it and LOVED it but overnight the last spray of my Norne sample turned fully prickly/olive juice—like INTENSE RECOIL vinegar fermentation—-,...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    For what it's worth, though I too think there are "better vetivers" out there, I love this Elie Saab essence no 6 Vetiver as it's own thing. It's got the weird Papyrus note and it's composed by...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I layered some EO no. 1 of Ensar's Sultan Leather Attar, to see if they really were versions of each other. It was nice: good projection with deep complex development. Expensive though! Won't be...
  92. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I think Mysterious Oud is Bortnikoff's nastiest oud(if you're into that kind of thing, whereas Oud Maximus has an initial shock but becomes quite complex and refined. I think you would like The...
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I don’t know the Unum one but Love the other two. Unum up to the same caliber?
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Slumberhouse— Jeke. Strong like but should’ve waited for cooler weather ;-)
  95. Re: Please use caution when shopping at Nose Paris

    That looks awful
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yeah, I get the slightest hint of it in the background of the Norne sample I have but not distracting, just enough to know that’s there’s a common accord to both of them that skews this way. I’ve...
  97. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Just saw that Bortnikoff is working with Tobacco Absolute for his new collection. Could be fun!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Two of my favorite scents, period.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    See, EVERY SINGLE TIME I hear something like this it sounds like heaven to me. I wish that’s what I smelled from it.

    EDIT:
    I just sprayed point blank, instead of at a distance and finally got a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Wearing Grev today. There are parts of it that I love and, generally, it belongs to the class of perfumes I loved most. BUT I can’t escape the “pickle juice”//vinegar smell. So my question for all...
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