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    Re: The Best Perfume Ever

    [emoji23][emoji23]
    That what came to my mind!
    In no particular order, here are my takes:
    *Amouage Homage: I do not own it, and not planning to buy it. But the 2008 edition is an absolute...
  2. Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    About 300. I stopped buying 2 years ago. Have no formal rotation. I wear FM and Guerlains the most


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    Re: Celebrity Fragrances Worth Getting

    None of which I tried so far


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  4. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    18 Sprays is my daily standard for any scent I wear except for the strong stuff (e.g. Amouage Gold, ELDO Reins.. etc) I go for 9 only.
    I nourmally put 2 sprays on each pulse point and this what...
  5. Re: Name a fragrance you prefer the EDT over the EDP !

    I thought I was the only one!
    Shalimar edt had a charm that it tough to find in any other
    fragrance.

    I would also add Amouage Gold Man edt (discontinued)
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    Re: Diptyque L`Ombre Dans L`Eau Reformulation

    Re-formulated or not, I lost it!
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    Re: eBay Seller - Universal-Perfume

    I ordered from him 15/01
    He is in Kuwait and I am in Oman, only one hour flight.
    I paid for EMS as I wanted it fast.
    He is replying on whatsapp, but did not ship as of yet!!

    I will open a...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    There are quite a few, but from top of my head:
    Frederic Malle Iris Poudre
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Exterodinaire
    Roja Dove Oud
    Oud Shamash TDC
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    L'Artizan Timbuktu
    Grossmith...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very lovely


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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    But please don't blame me for it if your wallet goes dry [emoji28]

    But honestly I can not think of any thing that have been giving me the same pleasure for the last seven years every time I open...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Of course [emoji23][emoji23]


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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks for the feeling hednic, but the good thing though is the room smelt like heaven for days!


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    Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Felt really heart broken for days, if you know what I mean


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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    This is the tax that I had to pay

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Most welcome,
    Actually I have not added anything in 12 months since I bought a house and a new car, but looks like I am set for life.
    The only thing I regret though is not keeping any Vintage...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Just to bring the thread back to life. I had a house move last month, so was an ideal time to take some shots of my collection. I will take different more detailed photos once I arrange them

    ...
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    Re: Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    EN is one of those scents that I admire but I can not wear, just like Creed SMW
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    Re: Thoughts on creed jardin d amalfi

    This is the one Creed I am proud of owning. There are other citrus out there, but none comes close to this masterpiece.
    My only take is the longevity, you can hardly detect it after one hour, but I...
  27. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Le Labo Rose 31
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    Vintage Amouage Homage from 2009, was the last quality ingredients composition I smelt,
    the current formulation is so inferior to the original
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    non other than Samsara
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    Re: Pick one Le Labo and tell me why, please

    While most of the line offers unique distinctive scents,
    Rose 31 is their hallmark IMO, just perfect composition
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    Only when I am broke, otherwise my credit card is almost always out of credit
  32. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Grossmith line IMHO,
    one of the greatest perfume houses out there (Gosh I love Shem El Nassim EDP),
    but it hardly ever gets mentioned.
  33. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    I just live with the guilt
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    Re: Thameen - thoughts?

    yes, it translates to " precious" in English
    ثمين in arabic
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    Re: Thameen - thoughts?

    The news about this house launch was posted in Basenotes homepage,
    it was established by a Saudi perfume aficionado (apparently a rich one)
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Amazing vetiver scent, I got the bell jar of this one.
    You can not go wrong with SL
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    Cool water is always a good option


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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    Catch your breaths guys,easy, I did admit my mistake in the beginning
    and I posted this thread for sharing and peoffessional constructive input, please dont jump to conclusions.
    I am myself 70% of...
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    Thank you guys for enlightining me with your responses.
    I agree that I made a mistake there.
    My frustrations arose from the fact, that in the past I was dealing
    with awesome BNr's and ebayers, I...
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I did not know it was 75 ml initially.
    I wanted to avoid a negative feedback as I only have 80 right now and one will look bad, ebay is ruthless about this and always sides
    by buyers.
    I just...
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    Ebay transaction gone bad

    2 weeks ago I posted Xerjoff casamorati Lira for sale
    on UK ebay, and a guy from London won it.

    I was guilty of the following:
    1- Use a stock photo (I was not home when listed)
    2- Lazy to look...
  42. Re: Just Got New Niche!!--Creed Tabarome--(PICS)--

    Tabarome is very Un-Creed Creed!
    I agree with you about MI


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  43. Re: Anyone wear Aventus solely for the compliment factor despite not liking it?

    But I do not reach out for it when I want something just for myself
  44. Re: Anyone wear Aventus solely for the compliment factor despite not liking it?

    Yes, I do wear it only for compliments,
    but I like it though
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    Re: Perfumes limited editions

    Very well said
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    Perfumes limited editions

    I wonder if anybody shares this opinion with me,

    I think limited editions are just marketing gimmicks,

    Personally I do not care if my bottle is numbered,

    or whether only 250 pieces are made....
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    While it does not matter who made the perfumes as long as they are good,
    I was under the impression that Roja made his own scents using his own perfume organ.
    We met in Dubai and I asked him, what...
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    Re: creed vs bond#9?

    For Creed:
    Green Irish Tweed
    Jardin D'Amalfi
    Aventus


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    Re: creed vs bond#9?

    Bond is only worth the money if you get it discounted, not saying they are not good, but quality does not match the price. I bought NewHarlem at retail price, and still hurts me when I remember it,...
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    Re: Pure Iris (Orris) for Men

    I hope u enjoyed it,
    I just looked it up yesterday, they are not offering the 100 ml at the moment


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    Re: Pure Iris (Orris) for Men

    While I have not smelt the original,
    an American company called Legendary Fragrances attempted a recreation of the scent,
    I got 2 bottles from them,
    and among my 20+ Iris scents (including ISM,...
  52. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    SL Douce Amere, powder heaven


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  53. Re: Ever Tempted by a Great Deal for a Scent You Don't Love?

    Yes, a lot, given the chance that one day I might like it or I might swap it for somehting I like.
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    Re: Other addictions

    Fine watches (yet to buy one)
    Running Gear (sneakers, outfits, etc.. )
    Books
    Resturaunts
    Classic & Westen movies
    Youtube
    Fountain pens
    English
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    About $60K,
    but I do not regret it,
    I only regret my cheap purchases (sans Carons & Guerlains),
    otherwise the more expensive stuff tends to hold value very well in addition
    to the aesthetic...
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir
    Bently Intense (this one really surprised me)
    Perris Monte Carlo Imperial Oud
    Parfums De Marly Hamdani & Oajan
    Atkinsons (all 4 releases earlier this year)
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    Re: Your Collection.

    Around 400 full bottles.
    But have stopped now for a while.
    Planning to bring down to 50.
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    Re: weird proposal i got. your takes?

    Very good deal.
    believe it or not, Pakistani restaurants which are common here in the Arabia gulf,
    will give you 2 big loafs of fresh bread + salad + a dish of Lentil + water, all for $1.3, on top...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Like father like son,
    I looked like him when I was younger
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  60. Re: I'm loving the note "Saffron"...Any good niche scents with this fantastic note ?

    +1
    a gr8 saffron scent indeed
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    29 last month.
    I am just so positive about the years ahead when I have read that a man
    aged 92 ran a marathon (42.2 km /26.2 miles) in 5 hours 30 minutes.
    There are also a bunch of guys aged 60...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite from CREED Royal Exclusives?

    Jardin d’Amalfi.
    One of the few true masterpieces of modern perfumery.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    It does not really get any better than this!
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi.. Woahh

    ++++1
    One of few bottles i m considering to get a back up.
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I am an avid Guerlain collector.
    I am curious to try this one, the bottle design is captivating.
    I never came across a Guerlain that disappointed me.
  66. Re: Dubai Next to Me Ramon Monegal - new unisex fragrance

    I tried them only briefly, can not honestly remember how they smell.
    You can find them in Bloomingdales in Dubai Mall
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Congratulations hednic!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    That's some serious collection!
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Fille en Aiguilles

    and the mighty

    Vetiver Oriental

    Nobody masters sweet scents like Lutens does.
  70. Thread: ANBAR by Tola

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    Re: ANBAR by Tola

    Yes you should:thumbsup:
    I sniffed them briefly the other day,
    all I can remember that they are not too middle Eastern
    and smelled pleasant. I tend to think that
    the perfumer was conservative...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    I assure you, that you have never smelled anything like it.
    Very distinct honey and wood notes,
    be careful when you were it
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

    One of the best Iris scents eved, and one of my all time favorites
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    I grew up with oud, and people here use it the whole time.
    i still find it very hard tto distinguish between real oud
    and synthetic oud when diluted.
    i had once pure oud diluted for me to make a...
  74. Re: Fragrances that got lot of love/attention in the past on Basenotes

    The ones which come to my mind:

    Creed, all of them. Although still talked about a lot, but not as back in 2008, there seemed to be
    a thread about it every minute back then.
    A*Men
    Guerlain...
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    As some of you mentioned above, is it difficult to harness the temptation
    to buy at retail price, especially if you love it.
    I have made a deal with myself, never to bother about limited editions....
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    Even worse,
    Egyptian SA (no offense intended) are very well know around here for there persuasive style, they make
    you feel guilty if you walk away without buying anything.
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    I am sure you are not alone
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    :coolold:
    True,
    but the pain is actually that for those 3 years I have waited,
    it is because I thought, and still think that it is not worth that amount of money,
    but could not resist it that...
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    Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    Well for me, I did.

    Back in January I paid full retail price

    for Bond no 9 New Harlem 100 ml, in excess of $300 !

    The reason is that, I was not able to find

    deals on it on the internet...
  80. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    $1600 for ASAQ oud Klakas (bought 2 x 12 ml bottles)
    $ 1260 Roja Dove diaghilev
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    Re: A wedding Scent from Bond No 9 for my brother

    Scent of peace
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    Re: How did YOU get into fragrances?

    I grew up with perfumes so i am no stranger to them.
    But as a hobby, I was in a shopping mall in 2008 and as I looked to my left, there was Amouage store,
    So I told myself what is this amouage...
  83. Re: Which xerjoff cologne is really really good?????

    For me it is Ibitira hands down.

    Honorable mentions:
    Uden
    Kobe
    Homme
  84. Re: Xerjoff Nio - Perhaps the best citrus scent on the planet -

    There seems to be some kinda charm with Xerjoff,
    I am hooked with their Ibtira, absolutely love it.

    Not particularly passionate about this one though
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Xerjoff Nio?
  86. Re: Internet Shopping Addiction / Fragrance Collectors

    This becomes kinda scary when your collection approaches the $100k mark
    when you think of what otherwise you could have done with the money.
    But the fact that you have your perfumes and you can...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 24th, 2014

    What a lovely scent!
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    Re: Creed Scents - the cheap way

    Roja dove enslaved = Molinard habanita
  89. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    If it is a highly coveted one and expensive, 50 ml is not an option
    I still regret buying 17.5 ml pure distance m, should have bought 100 ml from the begining
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    Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    Yerbamate is great
    grean, soft, tender all at once
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    Re: Creed 250 ml flacon

    Personally I do not like atomizers
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Timbuktu rules.
    One of the few original scents out there
  93. Re: GIT or MI or SMW? What to add to my small collection?

    I believe that after some time, you will get all of them
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    Re: Classic fragrances?

    Mitsokou & Shalimar,
    They are very classic, and easily accessible
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    Sadly this is the truth,
    I almost pulled the tirgger once on it,
    but my credit card was out of credit
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    I hope the Oud price does not go up that soon,
    been wanting to buy it for 3 years now, but just can not
    justify paying the price tag Roja is aksing
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    OMG, just can not think of the idea of a more intense Rein,
    the very thought of it scares me
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    Re: Fragrances of the Middle East

    You will be coming to the middle East, or you will just be buying online?

    If you are comint, my advice to you: sample as much oud oils as possible.
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    Re: Quintessential fragrance(s)?

    Dunhil edition: reminds me with my fantazies about scents.
    It was the first perfume I come in cotact with since it was worn by my father.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 7, 2014

    Oud Oil (pure attar)
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