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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman Vintage. What Gives?!

    I had terrible performance from the 2 bottles I had, both as Bavard's picture shows (except my rectangular bottle showed its volume in g, not ml)

    Sold them both, I don't have time for crappy...
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    Re: Feature Request: Wardrobe, Sort By Last Worn

    bump for this, and it'd be great to be able to sort by number of wears.
    Basically, make all the column headers on the wardrobe page sortable :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Testing out an '89 aftershave. Seems good!

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    Re: Anyone familiar with the perfumist.com?

    The point was that he did not buy a $1,000 oil and then gloat about being able to keep it.
    I have no interest to defend here , I am just pointing this out.
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    Re: Anyone familiar with the perfumist.com?

    I think you missed the sarcasm in the last sentence. Also this further post:

    "Yes we bought some samples from the perfumist and as they were synthetic copies we asked for our money back which the...
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    Re: How does Yataghan perform for you?

    Yesterday I had my 2014 on one arm and my 1998 on the other for comparison at work. At around 6hrs in the newer bottle was starting to become very light and hard to detect whereas the older one...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I assumed Caron batch codes repeat every 10 years so yes that would make it 2000 since the 1990 wouldn't have the green dot.

    ooh it might be a tad earlier than 2000 - according to RotLS regarding...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thank you very much :)

    Today's arrival and the last purchase in a while, time to slow down! I was waiting on Fahrenheit Summer that I bought but *&%*$" seller didn't actually send it and I'm...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I think there were 4 released under the Centaure line, not sure why it doesn't say the specific one on the bottle, but they're different colours. It does say it on the box,though
    and yes, head of a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Parfums Corp Kouros aftershave spray, 60% full - still bold and dirty :D
    2010 Yatagan according to a batch check site but I'm guessing it's 2000 or 1990? Any ideas?

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Pierre cardin - Cuir Ambre
    I first thought that this was very similar to Antaeus when I first tried it but now I see that I was very wrong. This is like a dry, dusty leather whereas...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    excuse my sideways pictures, I think if I take the photo with my phone in landscape mode they upload sideways :(

    My comparison regarding its strength was just in general - within half an hour of...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    It's pretty weak to my nose...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    FFS why do they keep going sideways!
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    Re: How long would your collection last?

    Probably a lifetime, have 8+ bottles of 50-100ml Kouros alone, a ton of bottles, decants, backups - and let's not forget oud oils and attars. Possible 150ml+ there - and a few "full wear"swipes add...
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    Re: what happened to Mellifluence Scents?

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MellifluenceScents
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Kouros Sport, spray. I can sell my splash now (never wore it anyway!)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Kouros Fraicheur. Check out the t shirt!

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    Re: How do you apply oud oil

    In excess.
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    Re: Is this a Vintage Chanel Antaeus?

    Going by the cap, I'd say so. Would be curious as to the dates too, as I have a vintage bottle with a cap with the golden bit in the centre and am unsure on when they changed those bottles out
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Dali Pour Homme. Not bothering with a picture as it will come out sideways again!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    2003 perhaps :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Hopefully this doesn't come out sideways again.
    /edit - FFS....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Lovely, think I will wear mine tomorrow.

    Since the 24th March I've only been wearing vintage sprays to work instead of my usual ouds or attars - I've decided to basically wear all of my vintage...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Today was the original M7, very first version. Nice, but in today's day and age, nothing really unique or special. Good longevity at 12-14hrs on skin (as a skint scent for ages), enjoyable but...
  27. Re: 'Vintaging' a fragrance - Civet/oakmoss tinctures?

    where does oakmoss grow here? :)
    Yes you could do this, profumum.it have single-note scents that you could use as a base layer
  28. Thread: kouros

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    Re: kouros

    To me, the newer ones actually perform better, but a lot of nuance is lost. The smell seems as if it hits in one big wall of fragrance as opposed to being layered with distinct phase, but excellent...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Today, Sultan Pasha's Ame Sombre, homage to Amouage's Tribute. Very smokey on me, wonderful thing

    I will now take a swipe of oud, but which? I think both Ensar's People's Ceylon & Czar Sultan (aka...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Mustafa (2013) - Help

    I have about 8 oils all congealed, mainly Hindis and yes, oddly enough Viet Zephyr too!
    But nothing as shown in the picture :O
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    Re: Fahrenheit reformulation response from Dior

    wow, lovely Peter! My earlier bottle is from '94
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Oud Dhul Q by Ensar
    small test swipes of Malay Rose & Mandalay Cola by LMK
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    Re: Guerlain Djedi 1926 edition on eBay

    Someone in a facebook group I'm on bought that! crazy
  34. Thread: Attar Talk

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    Re: Attar Talk

    I agree with this! Also Elixir Attars, but personally I have yet to try them, but their sample pack is on route which I'm eagerly anticipating. I highly recommend Agarwood Assam too, Zak creates...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Releases EDP

    No musk! I am surprised, definitely gives me a musky feel off the top. Surprised indeed, thanks for telling us. Thank you for your kind words, Adam - and to you, Mr Swift!
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    Re: Ensar Oud Releases EDP

    Yes, I have a bottle of that one :) I like it.
    I've now posted a video about EO1 on youtube - check it here


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ4FfLeQ_mA
  37. Thread: Attar Talk

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    Re: Attar Talk

    AFAK is great value for the price. Synthetic but well blended. Their ouds are quite linear as are most of the scents, not much development that I experienced but enjoyable - price is a big factor...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Not really a fan of Yusuf to be honest. Am wearing EO Zazen & Suriranka Naya for test swipes and attar of Mellifluence Amber Imperial & Rising Phoenix - City Oud
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    Re: Ensar Oud Releases EDP

    I'm getting decent performance with this now, longevity wise anyway. Not too sure how well it projects but I got a solid ~10hrs from it which is great. It's growing on me!
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    Re: olfactive direction for perfumes

    sounds like homework :grin:
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    Re: Ensar Oud Releases EDP

    Hi JB, yes I own a sample of Cuir Chypre (and Sultan Leather Attar too). It's fine, it's not a dislike for me, I'll wear the EDP, just feel that it's priced too high. I will keep it and selling...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Releases EDP

    Kinda regretting a full bottle purchase especially for the price. It's nice but hasn't blown me away and sits very softly. I share the sentiments of wishing I'd bought the attar instead (I have a...
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    Re: What vintages should I check out next?

    Kouros
    Fahrenheit
    Balenciaga PH
    Dali PH
    Fendi Uomo
  44. Re: Joop Homme Experts - from what year is this bottle?

    Don't know the exact year but the very first release had an insignia of sorts where yours says homme, so it's the first reform. The next reform moved homme to below joop in the middle of the bottle...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    I tested that last night! Good stuff



    These are all great too, I tested the Ruh Khus last night and it's very overbearing at the start but becomes much more wearable an hour or so afterwards....
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    HabzOud - Shams & Al Amin, testing on both hands :)
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    Re: How do you apply yours?

    Use whatever dipstick comes with the bottle/vial. Abdul al Karim Faransi bottles have a glass dipstick built into the (screw) cap which is awesome, saves prying out the applicator. Others have a...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    am testing this on my right hand and Malay Cola from La Maison Khenata on the left. Both are lovely! :D
  49. Thread: oud and others

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    Re: oud and others

    :D

    Yes, I find them equivalent of perfumery. While they don't project as much as traditional EDT/EDPs they leave a lovely sileage trail and can last just as long as the sprays. For me, they tend...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    I said that I should test one in isolation at a time, but ...I just can't help it!!
    mysore on each hand from Rising Phoenix & Agarwood Assam. RP's seems stronger and more resinous
    Nagaland from IO...
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    Re: NEW: Zegna - Acqua Di Neroli!

    double post
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    Re: NEW: Zegna - Acqua Di Neroli!

    Look what I have! (have decanted 40ml to share)

    Doesn't seem as strong as the Essenze line, smells quite similar from first spray. Lovely, no doubt :)

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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    sorry, late reply here. SP attars have excellent longevity, I can put some on before bed and wake up and notice it after work the next day. Most other oils (mainly pure ouds) I've tested seem to get...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Hey, yes I agree with personal enjoyment, but I have collected a lot now in a matter of 2 months, I may start to "go heavy" just to actually use up some of it :)
    yes the Leather attar is tremendous,...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    It's just a shame really about projection & longevity (I don't seem to get that good performance from them). I doubt I'd actually stop, but I am using oud and attar when I'm at home a lot. Taha's...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Yes it's fabulous, Taha's one is very good too. I could see myself stopping wearing my sprays entirely with the quality on many of these ouds and attars
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Great! Zak kindly sent me a sample of that with an order that arrived just today. Earlier I was testing Attar Kewda by Agarwood Assam which I really enjoyed, long lasting too. Also tested EO's Sultan...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hey hednic your post is blank but I think I know what you've posted :)

    Tonight I'm wearing vintage Coolwater.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Testing (very small dab) Agar Aura's Koh Kood. Not sure how to describe it, somewhat sweet, doesn't feel too "woody", feels green
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Now wearing Areej le Dore's Russian Oud. This counts for this thread, right? :smiley:




    Yes, medicinal indeed! It took me by surprise the first time I'd tried it - I was very kindly sent 2x...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    testing 3 oils - Imperial Oud Fragrance Harbour Supreme & Wilpatu Raja and also Ensar's Sultani 1990

    Am waiting on delivery from Ensar (3 bottles!), Agar Aura (few samples), Agarwood Assam, Rising...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I've not smelled the newer Jules, only gave this a single spray to my arm in the evening to test it after it had arrived :) Smelled great, survived through a shower too! I think I'll wear it tomorrow...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Salvador Dali - Salvador, EDT splash
    Dior - Jules, EDT spray
    Tiffany - Tiffany for Men, cologne spray
    Francesco Smalto - Smalto Pour Homme

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    Re: Favourite zegna?

    I have all the Essenze/Spice/Gold/Elements of Man besides Passion and Indian Spice (of which I have a decant) and I think perhaps Sicilian Mandarin, Strength and Saffron have impressed me the most....
  66. Re: creation llamas? ruler oud? rafael? anyone try

    It's hard to say, I was (still am) an amateur so couldn't exactly differentiate quality, but I started buying these clones randomly without knowing what TYPE of fragrances that I liked, so over time...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage - possible end of production?

    Fiero by Xerjoff is similar :)
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    Creation Lamis, Hot Blast is a Spicebomb clone. They're pretty decent when starting out, I bought loads in 2016 when I was starting out. done a few videos on them on my youtube channel. Not bad bang...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Cheers! Joop seems pretty well behaved from the 2 small test sprays that I've done - perhaps not stored too well :(
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    Re: Hey all! Whatcha think, CARON "YATAGAN" DAY ?

    Count me in!
  72. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    They've moved away from that for ages now
  73. Thread: Scent Salim

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    Re: Scent Salim

    Ah sorry Jack, I didn't confirm if it was real deer musk or not, just that particular note - I wouldn't think that the ASAQ I own has the real stuff to be honest. The Scent Salim Royal Blend lasted...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

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    Ensar's Oud Dhul Q
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You've been wearing that a lot, Hednic!

    SOTE/SOTN for me,

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  76. Thread: Scent Salim

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    Re: Scent Salim

    yeah there's Deer Musk in there, I was sent some for review and the Royal Blend reminded me of an ASAQ Deer Musk oil that I have - and I confirmed it with the owner.

    London Oud really reminds me...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Not all from today, just over the past 2-3 weeks I guess. Not sure why I bought Tenere or Ungaro, as they're splash (Tenere is EDT, Ungaro is an aftershave) and I never bother decanting...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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  79. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Looks good here :)
    What was the issue in the end?
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    Re: Dior Eau Savage Parfum vs Dior Fahrenheit

    of Eau Sauvage? If so then no they are quite different to me, more of a heft to 2012/2017 EDPs
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    Re: Dior Eau Savage Parfum vs Dior Fahrenheit

    ESP 2017 > current Fahrenheit > ESP 2012 > Fahrenheit Parfum. Modern Fahrenheit has very lacklustre performance :(

    however, Vintage Fahrenheit > ESP 2017
  82. Thread: Scent Salim

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    Re: Scent Salim

    Royal Blend is a bit crazy! I like my stanky fragrances but it was a little too much for me. Really good longevity on that, too.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum Available Now!!!

    You missed out the best male's Chanel - Antaeus!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Sprayer is knackered and doesn't spray properly, but regardless, 2 sprays and you're dying.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2018

    Vintage Joop! Homme (with the flower on the bottle)
    Kemi - Jabir
    Trumper's Sandalwood
  86. Re: Insane video of guy putting on 700 sprays of powerhouse perfume!

    He sprayed like 30 on his arms then went around wearing a jacket!
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    Or do I!? :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Today was Polo. 12hrs and it's pretty much gone from my hand, not super strong but perfectly adequate
  89. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Another - http://www.basenotes.net/ID26128384.html (Allure Homme Sport Cologne)

    I noticed one 2 days ago...but can't remember what it was, sorry! I don't think it was a Chanel

    Perhaps worth...
  90. Re: What is the oldest bottle in your collection and how is it holding up?

    3x30ml refillable Kouros travel sprays, from Paris era, an older Paris Kouros spray and splash (aftershave toner I believe...see a pattern here?) and an old Azzaro PH, haven't actually dated it though
  91. Re: Insane video of guy putting on 700 sprays of powerhouse perfume!

    Ahem....I didn't do this for attention, had intended on this for a while so a reaction to 700 subscribers felt apt. I didn't think this video would be found except by people that were subscribed to...
  92. Broken link to member under fragrance pictures on fragrance page

    In the "members images" section of a fragrance's page, it links to the member who uploaded that picture, however the URL goes to /member/[id], but it should be /members/[id] (missing the 's')....
  93. Re: New ZEGNA Essenze... OMANI INCENSE & OTTOMAN ROSE?

    Mine arrived a few days back, my only dislike of the whole line to date - starts off okay but goes VERY sweet during its drydown!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    wow, Congrats! Which era is it from?
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    Re: NEW: Zegna - Acqua Di Neroli!

    Ach! Makes it hard to complete the collection when they're constantly releasing new ones! I found the Acqua di Iris very different to the Florentine Iris, but not so much with the Bergamot ones...
  97. Re: Insecure login (username / password are transmitted over plain HTTP)

    I understand your point about non-criticality, but the point about "end of life" software may not be true, especially if everything deals with relative URLs. You're right, it doesn't REALLY matter...
  98. Insecure login (username / password are transmitted over plain HTTP)

    Hi, quite a big security flaw with basenotes (many other sites do this too)

    When logging in, because the login page is not served over HTTPS, your username and password are submitted in plain...
  99. Re: New ZEGNA Essenze... OMANI INCENSE & OTTOMAN ROSE?

    Me too - I have a bottle of the Vanilla on its way, leaving the Indian Spice the only one left, though I have an ample decant for the time being. I also blind bought the 3 Gold bottles last Sunday...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice! I'm v. tempted to get this now....trying to resist! I've also been trying to get your SOTD, Francesco Smalto pour Homme too!

    I forgot to add Coolwater & GG into the post I made last night,...
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