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    Re: Montale update please

    Patchouli Leaves is all about amber and patchouli, the emphasis, to my nose at least, on the amber with some vanilla and labdanum. I think it'll work in an office setting, just go easy on the...
  2. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    Thanks for the link!

    I did find a thread from back in 2014 discussing the similarities where I noted:

    "EDIT: ok, decided to spray each on separate hands and, strangely enough, for the first...
  3. Thread: Purple Label

    by The Bark
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    Re: Purple Label

    Any link to share? I don't recall seeing this. I had Purple Label when it first came out, finished the bottle about two years or so ago. I recall the Bleecker Street comparison (I may have been...
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Interesting. If I remember correctly, there was some talk about DHP going away, but more or less "replaced" or re-imaged. Wonder if this is the case. I got my bottle of DHP last summer for a...
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    Re: Who posted this?!

    Diamondflame, here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/447702-Which-Fragrance-Are-You-Currently-Waiting-To-Be-Delivered-In-The-Mail/page59
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    Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    Or perhaps, Schrute For Him (though that may have just a wee bit more personality?).

    http://mgoblog.com/sites/mgoblog.com/files/Dwight-dwight-schrute-16214468-595-324.jpg
  7. Re: Hot pepper fragrance from late 90s-early 00s

    Liz Clairborne Spark for men was launched in 2003 and made a big campaign about its being hot/spicy.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.4202.jpg
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    Re: Underwhelmed by M7

    Did you read this in Mad Magazine or something? :P

    But seriously, I hated M7 when it first came out. Got samples by the dozen from Nordstrom. Then one day, I blind bough M7 Fresh and it...
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    Re: Seeking opinion about Tom Ford.

    Tom Ford Extreme is nice. I originally bought Black Orchid, but just didn't feel it (or like I could pull it off), took it back to Nordstrom (because they'll take anything, and I mean anything,...
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    Do yourself a favor and go to Saks.com and purchase the Amouage Men's discovery set. It includes a 2ml of Interlude along with six others, (Lyric, Epic, Jubilation, Reflection, Bracken, Beach Hut)...
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    Re: Saks 15% off including beauty

    You are correct. This is what the e-mail said:

    *We will take 15% off your order when you enter promotional code 6592569086 at checkout on saks.com through 5/14/2019 at 11:59pm (ET). Not valid on...
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    Saks 15% off including beauty

    Code is 6592569086, good thru Tuesday, May 14th online only.
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    Re: New Preorder at Creed Store

    After watching the video, it's apparently called Aventwos. How appropriate!
  14. Re: Any New Tobacco Colonges That Are Similar To Michael Kors For Men 2001?

    It opens up with a burst of real oud so there's a small bit of barnyard at first, but it's gone within a few minutes. It definitely leans masculine; I think the entire Boruzz line is unisex, but...
  15. Re: Any New Tobacco Colonges That Are Similar To Michael Kors For Men 2001?

    Oudh Al Boruzz Abeer Malaysia by Rasasi is a well done, dressed up version that's 100x better/classier, imho, with real oud. Many of the same notes give it the same overall feel, but just done...
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    Re: Apart from Basenotes....

    I am slowly getting around to planning on a project (website) that could be quite significant, useful and there's a definite need for it. All I can say is it's about fragrances, but not about...
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    Get a decant of both. ;)
  18. Google Express First Time Offer $30 off $100 Thru May 5

    Use code FIRSTSAVE30 to get $30 off $100 on health & beauty products on your first order. Max savings $30. Expires May 05 2019.
  19. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    +1. It's all about the pepper with frankincense in the base. Epic Man is good, too, even arguably better, but I don't get anywhere near the pepper. I don't feel it's quite as modern, either, since...
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    Re: Tom Ford lavender extreme

    Call me crazy, but I like Caron Pour Un Homme Sport as an updated version of the original. Very fresh, modern, and can be found at good prices now.
  21. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxide. Who actually used it best?

    Without a doubt, hands down from Rasasi's expensive Boruzz line: Boruzz - Atheer Cambodia.

    Top Notes: Pink pepper, Saffron, Raspberry
    Heart Notes: Rose, Leather, Patchouli, Cambodian oud...
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    Re: Beach Hut Man vs. Bracken Man

    Beach Hut for me. Bracken is a patchouli-bomb on my skin. I like it, but don't love it based on my initial wearing. It seemed to be lacking in the performance category between the two, too.
  23. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    https://www.justfragrance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Amouage-Beach-Hut.jpg

    Starting to get warm here. Needed something "beachy" since I'm nowhere near one, lol.
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    I may have missed it, but I haven't seen any reference to Lumiere Noir Pour Homme. I remember smelling it from a tester before they actually had the bottles arrive in Neiman Marcus/Las Vegas when it...
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    Re: Fragrancenet sales tax

    As a twice-former New Yorker, born and raised - they will tax you for any and everything, and then turn around and wonder why people are moving away in droves.
  26. Re: If I like these, what else could I like? Im wasting money on samples..

    Daniel Josier's Ambre Tabac.

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Daniel-Josier/Ambre-Tabac-29785.html
  27. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Which Daniel Josier is that? Just curious; I have three - the older stock have that bottle cap, I believe, whereas the newer has a heavier, metallic with his signature engraved on it (my bottle of...
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    Re: Polo 50th anniversary edition.

    The anniversary date isn't making any sense. Polo Modern Reserve was released in 2008 as the 30th Anniversary Edition. Where did the other 9 years go?
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    Re: Ebay perfume sellers please read!

    Neutral feedback doesn't effect your overall 100% standing (or at least it hasn't to mine). I had someone leave me neutral rating several years ago and, to some extent, I can totally understand...
  30. Re: Money not a factor Tom Ford Tuscan leather or Rasasi La Yuqawam

    Tuscan Leather. For me the biggest and most noticeable difference is TL has a buttery/smooth leather note in its later stages that no other comparable scent has been able to capture.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    https://media.douglas-shop.com/891141/900_0/Amouage-Sunshine_Man.jpg
  32. Thread: Ebay 15% off

    by The Bark
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    Re: Ebay 15% off

    I tried a sample when it first came out. Liked the vibe of it, different, but somebody's reference to those old candy cigarettes was spot on. It's out for delivery right now, so I know what I'll be...
  33. Thread: Ebay 15% off

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    Re: Ebay 15% off

    I picked up a bottle of Sunshine Man from them, as well.
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    Still have some of my Santal from when it first launched. Still enjoy it. Had Cefiro EDP, which was a bit powdery/barbershop citrus that I liked. JF hits some familiar notes ala GIT without it...
  35. Re: Remember Cereus? Which one is/was your favorite? What happened to them?

    I don’t remember the number (which may have been part of the marketing problem), but it smelled like Terre d’Hermes. #7 perhaps?
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    Re: Amouage advice required

    Don't Stop Believing. Oh, my bad. Journey.
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    Re: arpege pour homme lanvin

    Take away the iris and I don't see much similarities (though it's not "lipstick-y" like Dior's). Arpege is powdery, sure, but orange/vanilla-centric in that those are the two notes that stand out,...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    From the Rasasi Boruzz line, Lamaat Musk Tabriz. This stuff is stunning. The entire Boruzz line of five fragrances (3 oud, 2 musks) is incredible, but I was a bit skeptical about this one when I...
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    Re: Non perfumista's views

    A co-worker once walked into my office and asked "What smells like Play-Doh?"

    I was wearing L'Artisan Ambre Extreme. Ouch.

    Another co-worker asked if I was wearing Curve or something of...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    https://www.oriental-fragrance.com/1784-large_default/rasasi-boruzz-lamat-musk-tabriz.jpg

    Rasasi Boruzz Lamat Musk Tabriz, completing my Boruzz collection.

    Top Notes: Sicilian blood...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    http://www.perfumemaster.org/images/fragrances/r/Rasasi/2015/Rasasi_BORUZZ_JAZEEBIYAT_MUSK_TABRIZ_U_001.JPG

    Rasasi Boruzz Jazeebiyat Musk Tabriz

    Top Notes: Lemon, Italian mandarin, Coconut,...
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    Re: Kilian suggestions?

    Intoxicated. I burned through a sample and it was on my list, but I got sidetracked by a bunch of others. It's still on the list... somewhere, lol.
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    Re: How To Get Started Selling Off Colognes?

    I personally try to avoid eBay if at all possible. Aside from whatever shipping charges you may (or may not, depending on how you structure your sale) eat, there's also eBays fees. If you try and...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    I received it today and will be wearing it tomorrow (actually, yesterday and today), though I did sample it. It's very much in the neighborhood of Dior Oud Ispahan, but closer to Diptyque Oud Palao....
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    They are both very, very well done. I have another coming tomorrow, Oudh Al Boruzz Rooh Al Assam, which should have been here today.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    Arabian Oud Kalemat which has been on my radar for some time; was just hoping I could find the oil version at a decent price.

    Top notes are blueberry and anise.
    middle notes are rosemary,...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    Ordered and received this past week, Oudh Al Boruzz Asrar Indonesia from Rasasi.

    Top notes: Italian Bergamot, grapefruit and ginger.
    Heart: Italian orris, cedarwood, vetiver, Indonesian oudh. ...
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    Re: Rasasi: What have I missed?

    I don't bother with the lower price offerings that much, though I've owned a few, but if you're eschewing the entire line and avoiding the Boruzz offerings, you really, really don't know what you're...
  49. Re: Jeremy Fragrance: Is this the beginning of the end?

    I'm waiting the video where he starts jumping up and down on a couch via Tom Cruise... just so we can say Jeremy Fragrance jumped the couch.
  50. Re: Jeremy Fragrance: Is this the beginning of the end?

    Has he already come up with a name for his fragrance, because I've got a suggestion: Jeremy Fragrance: Pull My Finger.
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    Re: L' Artisan Parfumeur

    Used to own many, L'Eau Du Navigateur being a favorite. Mure et Musc Extreme, Passage D'Enfer, Vanilia, Dzing!, Amber Extreme (which I pretty much stopped wearing after someone asked "What smells...
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    Re: Police - How Do You Rate This Brand ?

    I love "Don't spray... Don't spray so... Don't spray so close to me."
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    So I received this yesterday. Of the two I've purchased so far, they're both worth getting back-ups of at this price. Malaysia is another masterpiece. I may just go ahead and order the rest in the...
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    Re: Baldessarini Ambre Oud 2017.

    Youtube review popped up last week from Robes. He liked it very much.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL1NA6zEqW4
  55. Re: Tom Ford brings back 8 PBs including Amber Absolute

    The Bends was/is a great album, but sort of like the last rock record they'd make in many ways. OK Computer is just a milestone. They've had very good albums since, but the stuff has grown more...
  56. Re: Tom Ford brings back 8 PBs including Amber Absolute

    ;)

    Glad somebody caught that!
  57. Re: Tom Ford brings back 8 PBs including Amber Absolute

    I'm going to contact them and ask if I can pay with synthetic oud distilled from fake plastic trees.
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    Re: Most Overrated/ Underperforming Houses ?

    I've noted before that I tried their offerings when they first launched and found many of them to be repetitive of other scents. There's a tea one that reminded me of Bvlgari, another that reminded...
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    Re: Tired of Ouds ?

    Now Smell This has been adding a tag "please no more oud" for several years now on their new fragrance articles.

    EDIT: just checked - September 9, 2011 was the first time they used it for...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    I ordered it. Hopefully it will be here by week's end. They have a website, intenseoud.com, that offers a discount, too (10% with intense10.) Might be a little slower to ship though (if they don't...
  61. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Rasasi Oudh Al Boruzz Abeer Malaysia Rasasi.

    Top notes: pepper, Indonesian nutmeg, violet and Iris leaves.
    Heart notes: leather, tobacco, dried fruits, Venezuelan Tonka beans, Malaysian oudh ...
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    Re: Most Overrated/ Underperforming Houses ?

    I don't know about anyone else, but L'Artisan used to get a LOT of love here, especially back in the Yahoo! group days. They still have a number of good/interesting scents, but it's been FOREVER...
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    Re: Ebay seller 11-perfumes for Parfum de Marly

    $135 for that has been found elsewhere on the internet in the past so I wouldn't hesitate (assuming their feedback warrants it.)
  64. Re: vintage Mitsouko parfum extrait...mind-blowing

    I think I spent a good portion of this weekend searching for vintage (and I mean pre-1950's) Shalimar Parfum Extrait. Perhaps next weekend I will look for Mitsouko, lol.
  65. An easy (or easier) way to spot reformulations - according to a former Guerlain employee

    Don't ever recall seeing this posted here, but found the post (on the Raiders of the Lost Scent blog) to be pretty informative with info/photo examples and thought I'd share the link:
    ...
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    Re: Bois d'Argent Current Version

    It seemed to last ok on my skin, but it really lacked projection and was more of a whisper which just wasn't typical for me (for instance, I've never had longevity issues with Varvatos fragrances...
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    Re: Bois d'Argent Current Version

    I mean that as I'm personally not going to get worked up over whether I'm right or wrong - I know people and have siblings who spend countless hours chasing down frivolous info on the internet to...
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    Re: Bois d'Argent Current Version

    I dunno - as I stated, I bought mine when it came out and sold it several months later because it was too much of a skin scent. I remember pondering the merits of the price for what I'm almost...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Oudh Al Boruzz Abeer Malaysia is the one I'm eyeing next. I don't think many had heard of the line until Notino started carrying it, but then they disappeared from the US. I think Fragrancenet...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Friday I received my third Rasasi, this one quite a bit more than the previous ones I purchased (Hawas, Ambergris Showers). Boruzz Atheer Cambodia is what I've been wearing the last few days and...
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Almost finished with a bottle of Assoluta which I like. Had several others a long time ago, but remember returning Arancia because it gave me a headache. Oud is ok; like the latter stages a lot...
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    Re: Best Rose & Oud Combo

    Oddly enough, I've read and heard this everywhere except for actual reviews as it's still getting good ones since 2015 when I first heard the rumors.
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    Re: Best Rose & Oud Combo

    The Heritage Blend Abdul Samad Al Qurashi. https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Abdul-Samad-Al-Qurashi/The-Heritage-Blend-21296.html
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    Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    I was actually thinking of Elysium when I responded, lol - but that being said, Enigma is as well.
  75. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    This arrived today. I spritzed some on about an hour ago and it's something quite special. It'll be interesting to see where it goes from here. It opened in a way that reminded me of David...
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    Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    I haven't tried many, myself, but think Enigma would be probably their most mainstream release.
  77. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Not quite as stuffy/dense/formal. A bit more citrus and less woody. I like what comes off as rosemary in the top notes and, overall, it becomes more vanilla in the base notes. There are days I...
  78. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Boruzz - Atheer Cambodia by Rasasi.

    Love me some raspberry so I'm interested to see how it's paired with Cambodian oud. Should find out in a couple of days.
    ...
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    Re: Eating crow: The house of John Varvatos

    I have liked the house from the start when I first purchased the original from the boutique in Las Vegas before it was even released to stores (the SA asked how I had even heard about it.) The scent...
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    Re: Amber and Tobacco Recommendation

    Could probably substitute Tobacco Oud Intense for Amber Absolute since a lot of people consider Amber Absolute to be its big brother.
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    Re: Amber and Tobacco Recommendation

    Daniel Josier Ambre Tabac.

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Daniel-Josier/Ambre-Tabac-29785.html
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    Re: Bois d'Argent Current Version

    I have not smelled the 'Maison Christian Dior' version of Bois d'Argent, but stumbled upon a review that compared the two here:


    https://youtu.be/O_Kl36aAkNQ?t=376

    Other reviews I've read of...
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    Re: Bois d'Argent Current Version

    Essentially what I said to a "T" a few weeks ago when I received mine. Great stuff. It cured me from missing the bottle of Bois d'Argent I sold years ago when it first came out.
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    Re: 1821 Man Made "Tobacco Spirits" ?

    I had this. As far as tobacco goes... well, I suppose the notes give something of an impression but I didn't find it overly tobacco. It's stronger in the booze element (wine) and tonka (and...
  85. Re: Love Bois d'Argent but don't have a bottle? You need to try...

    I haven't tried enough of the scents to make any kind of determination. I haven't tried the one scent Ambre Tabac has often been compared to (Hermes Ambre Narguile), either, so I don't know how...
  86. Love Bois d'Argent but don't have a bottle? You need to try...

    I bought Bois d'Argent way back when it was first released in 2004, I believe. It's one of the very few, if only, bottles I have ever really regretted selling as I wasn't impressed by its...
  87. Re: unexpected(?): Jeremy wants his "army" to pay the production costs

    I only have one thought, actually, a Deep Thought, by Jack Handey:
    ...
  88. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    Wearing it today. Ahhhhhhhh... why don't I wear this more often?
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    Re: Educational Amber perfume recommendations?

    +1 Ambra Aurea

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/270x270.6968.jpg
  90. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    Bought myself a new bottle earlier this year. Might have to wear it soon!
  91. Re: Anyone know the deal with a possible ASQ Sadeen Blend reformulation?

    Blech. I know there was talk of some being reformulated a few years back, but the most recent reviews of several - up to about a year ago - didn't reflect a change. Aside from their 50% off sales,...
  92. Anyone know the deal with a possible ASQ Sadeen Blend reformulation?

    Thought I'd post this here as well:

    I was contemplating purchasing this, but a recent review stating it was reformulated had me balking. The review claimed it didn't have any of the darkness...
  93. Anyone know the deal with ASQ's Sadeen Blend reformulation rumors?

    I was contemplating purchasing this, but a recent review stating it was reformulated had me balking. The review claimed it didn't have any of the darkness described in previous reviews. When I...
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    Re: "Old World" Fragrances

    Since you like Caron's 3rd Man, you may like Kilian Taste of Heaven if you're looking for something on the higher-end. Also, something like Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme may fit the bill. A lot of...
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    Re: Rich Smokey Tobacco?

    "A very rich, full bodied, smokey pipe tobacco" = TF Tobacco Oud Intense.
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    Re: Other Masterpiece from Amouage ?

    Personally, I prefer Interlude, but they're very different and Epic probably goes over better with the general public as Interlude can be considered a bit of an acquired taste by some. Epic is a bit...
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    Re: Other Masterpiece from Amouage ?

    I would think the closest to M7 you're going to get is Epic Man, but I think it's definitely woodier. That being said, I don't think Interlude is that close to M7 but Epic Man would be a few steps...
  98. Re: What is the nicest bottle in your collection? (pics please!)

    That's a nice little bottle - 3ml, correct?



    I've always liked the Dior Homme bottles since picking up the original when it first came out. Prefer the Parfum one, though.



    I'm afraid...
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    Re: Is this bottle of M7 legit?

    Cherry cough syrup, ;).
  100. Re: Have you found any scents that are too good to fully appreciate on the first try?

    Hate, HATED M7 when it first came out. When I'd go to Nordstrom, they'd load me up with so many samples of it, I didn't need a bottle. Then I bought M7 Fresh and really loved it. Finally got an...
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