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  1. Re: Ok, laying my cards on the table re: Azzaro PH EDT

    That does happen. I have some vintage Fahrenheit where the top notes are completely gone, but even in a blurry state it's still better than current, though much improved Fahrenheit.

    The Azzaro is...
  2. Re: Ok, laying my cards on the table re: Azzaro PH EDT

    Pretty much.

    Vintage is round and warm. Current is much rougher and angular.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Basenotes as a forum doesn't dislike Parfums de Marly, or any of the other masstige perfume brands as far as I can tell. There is a small but vocal minority here who will take every opportunity to...
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    Re: Indie houses with the best bottles.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0051/6830/0122/products/b-10_1200x1200.jpg?v=1553174246

    The limited edition of this one is cooler.
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    Yatagan doesn't smell dated. In fact, it barely resembles what is traditionally recognized as men's 'cologne' at all. Perhaps closer to mouthwash, ricola cough drops or something equally herbal and...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I don't see, or can't find a note breakdown, but deadidol has the most evocative review here.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Bingo.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    Some of that machine transation reads like poetry. Or maybe a Haiku.
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    I should think anywhere dark would be best, either in a drawer, a closet, or in their original boxes. I never understood refrigerating perfume, although I know some people do that for essential oils....
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    Not a good place. The humidity and changes in temperature can affect them.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just give it time. It'll gradually turn into a sweet leather in the bottle. That pissiness should mean the synthetic deer note is of high quality, closer to natural deer musk.
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    Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    What if your real mission in life is to smell nice?

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oEjHVeL6DxVJ0O9SU/source.gif
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Quality stuff for sure, but not similar. All the Sonoma Scent Series seem to strive to be natural and outdoors-smelling. The Normal Kamali far more churchy.
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    I like gambling so I enjoy blind buys. My hit rate is considerably more than 0% and considerably less than 100%. Overall, ahead. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    The best Parfums de Marly is the one you do not buy....
  16. Re: Do Fragrance Net and Fragrance X deliver overland to Canada?

    They do, and some at quite low prices. Surprising amount of niche online as well.

    https://www.walmart.ca/en/beauty/fragrances/N-4055
  17. Re: Do Fragrance Net and Fragrance X deliver overland to Canada?

    I've never paid any customs duties for either company. And relatively fast delivery.
  18. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    Yeah, modernised and turned into a mall scent. Grotesque, of course. I guess if you're younger and raised on this sort of dreck, and are into cinnamon it could be ok. But if you know what it's...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    $38, free shipping

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dhanal-Oudh-Naswah-Rasasi-EDP-40ml-Boxed/113772121318?hash=item1a7d58cce6:g:vskAAOSwE-Rc9zfP
  20. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/wYyTHMm50f4Dm/giphy.gif
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    Yeah, I hear ya. They are the older bottles, but after I smelled recent Timbuktu I'm quite leery of the entire brand.
  22. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    I would only get this one in its vintage form, but that's gotten quite expensive recently. A 100ml will set you back around $200.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I got it from an online seller in Canada, during a free shipping promo. Check eBay, as they also sell there, with free shipping to Canada and the US.
  24. Re: Do Fragrance Net and Fragrance X deliver overland to Canada?

    FragranceX is based in Hauppauge, NY.
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    Re: Boss bottled intense EDP

    Boss Bottled Oud

    If you like Boss Bottled, this is similar but with oud, and some other things like saffron. You can find it online now for around $60.
    ...
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    I've been wondering about this for awhile. A lot of the older style bottles are at the discounters, but some newer ones too. Stuff that retails for $227 here, being sold online for as low at $65 cdn.
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    $60 usd. 100ml

    https://fragrancebuy.ca/products/safrantroublantlartisanparfumeur-man
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah

    Trying this out today. It's just as you've written above. Very smoky. Maybe a sweet oriental behind all the smoke, but it's not that sweet, more a honeyed sweetness in...
  29. Re: Your TOP 10 from this decade, subjectively and/or objectively.

    I wasn't being condescending, or at least not trying to be. It was just an observation.
  30. Re: Your TOP 10 from this decade, subjectively and/or objectively.

    It's interesting that you only include Designer fragrances (Tom Ford straddling the line between Designer and Niche). Unless I was measuring by sales or cultural impact, I wouldn't include any...
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    Re: Crappy day crappy cologne??

    I'm of the mind that the stuff currently sold as Polo "Green" shouldn't even be called Polo. Maybe Polo-lite or something. But I guess if a company (L'Oréal) can still make a buck off something they...
  32. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    There's an end.....?! :huh:
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    I like it quite a bit, one of the few new ones from Lush/Gorilla I'd consider buying. The boys from the Loft love the stuff. And the bubblegum smell is quite intense initially.

    ...
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    I'd trade any of this junk for the bubblegum in some Lush fragrances like Breath of God or Tank Battle.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26154988-3117.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I don't think that's fair. Diana Krall still plays something resembling jazz, and hasn't retreated to making easy listening muzak like a lot of Chris Botti sounds to me. And I actually like her...
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    Re: Woody incense vanilla

    This is Him! has the most incense of those listed.

    If you don't mind really sweet stuff, then try

    Raghba by Lattafa

    There's Raghba, Raghba Wood Intense, and Raghba Classic, from sweetest to...
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    Re: share your method of application

    Similar to Bavard, 2-3 sprays to my chest. 1 to the back of my left hand, or wrist. Never on my neck, or too near my face.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    You are a braver man than me.

    I've worn some heavy Tuberose perfumes lately, and much to my surprise enjoyed this powerful note. But Poison, possibly because of bad 80s flashbacks and certain...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Expensive junk, like the entire brand, IMO.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I like this one a lot. Has that retro vibe going on (smells like it could have been made in the 70s or 80s but it was introduced in 1995). Doesn't smell dated at all, just classic, somewhat in the...
  41. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Only vaguely similar. There is more going on in Patchouli Nobile, and it's richer-smelling, but I'd be hard-pressed to say which one i prefer,

    Perhaps you need a certain number of posts here to...
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    I had an earlier bottle and a newer one, from 2016 or something.

    They did change the formula a bit, as it used to open with this huge blast of smoke and then after a couple of hours get quite...
  43. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    I have yet to smell it. Doesn't seem to be carried by Lucky Scent yet.

    P.S. Use the edit button.
  44. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Santa Maria Novella is a stripped-down to the bare essentials patchouli. A hint of florals in it, but you wouldn't be far off if you thought it smelled like a high quality pure essential patchouli...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Patchouli is, thankfully, one of those perfume notes that is free of so much gender baggage, mainly because it was popularised and worn by both sexes in the 1960s. What you're really asking for is a...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Hearing good things about this one too.

    https://fimgs.net/himg/o.82054.jpg
  47. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Patchouli is such a strong, often overpowering note that perfumers will look for ways for soften, or mollify the harsher elements by introducing other elements to counter that, usually amber but...
  48. Thread: Oud!

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    Re: Oud!

    Define affordable.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    There seems to be a flat rate of $12 for the United States and Canada. That's not bad at all.
  50. Re: Question about Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland

    You can find it at most Irish gift stores. They're in every major American city.

    https://www.fragrancesofireland.com/store-locator.html
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    Re: What Fragrance Would..

    Nicholson's Joker is just some manic cartoon character, little better than Cesar Romero's Joker from the campy 60's tv show.

    I haven't seen Joaquin Phoenix yet, except in clips, but Heath Ledger's...
  52. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942

    ..all your problems will be solved.

    Much better than the Mazzolari, but so is Mazzolari Lui a better patchouli than their regular patchouli too. Must like civet...
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    Re: Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah (2011)

    Good, detailed review.

    Never ceases to amaze me how some of these middle eastern cheap ouds are often so much better and more interesting than western designer "ouds" that cost several times...
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    Well put.

    Sephora has a bunch of these type of brands, all prominently displayed for the soccer moms to peruse.
  55. Re: Looking for perfume recommendations for my girlfriend

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/57f779fc8419c2af7bf7e85d/1552181449887-XCLHKFZ8DBTQNKV6JXA8/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kI4zRGNoyZsbeT6fGJ1vMNJ7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yi...
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    I agree with all this, except that it's much better than Givenchy Pi, which is too sweet, synthetic and cloying for my tastes. Similar territory though, with the Benzoin, just much better balance...
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    Re: Which vetiver? Or both?

    You're going to get something worse, of inferior quality, to try and save a few bucks is how I'm reading it.

    I await with bated breath your Aventus thread...
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    Re: Which vetiver? Or both?

    That's backwards thinking.

    You said you loved both Terre d'Hermes and Encre Noire. So figure out a way to buy both. This isn't rocket science.
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    Re: Which vetiver? Or both?

    This is just goofy. :rolleyesold:

    Buy what you love and want to wear, not stupid clones.

    You can get a 50ml of Terre d'Hermes online for $40. Don't skimp.
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    Me either. And vintage for both here.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Ok, sold. I'm going to get some.
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    Re: Best Eclectic Designers of Last 3 Years

    Dark Rebel by Varvatos

    ...probably should be included in this list, even though it has issues. It's different enough from other designers to warrant inclusion. The main problem is the anemic...
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    Re: Mugler Alien Man Fusion

    Shoppers Drug Mart here in Canada carries a lot of Mugler.
  64. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    Yay!
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    Re: Best Eclectic Designers of Last 3 Years

    This is Him! by Zadig & Voltaire is perhaps even more so. The type of thing more young men ought to be wearing instead of the of the too often insipid designer dreck they seem to prefer.
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    Re: Best Eclectic Designers of Last 3 Years

    I wish Alien Man had been even half as adventurous as Mugler's Alien. Very safe, modern and sweet. Disappointing.
  67. Re: What are the sexiest fragrances from Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Probably. With the Kardashians, Jennier Lopez, and a bunch of others I'm forgetting.

    According to one source, Britney Spears Curious has sold over 500 million bottles worldwide since release, and...
  68. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    We can agree to disagree on whether or not Amouage's Epic Man fit the criteria specified. [HINT: It did] Or whether people here generally know what they're talking about when it comes to perfume....
  69. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    Daft.

    Pink pepper is one of the more prominent notes in Amouage's Epic Man. Perhaps you only expected black pepper, the spicier, sneeze-inducing type. The OP asked for a frankincense /smoky/...
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    It's about twice that here, or a little cheaper if one chooses the eBay route through Italy or Bulgaria, and decides waiting two months is worth saving a few bucks.
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    Many do, at least at the higher end of things. I'm partial to Diptyque. The Maison Margiela stuff is more middle tier, a step up from Yankee candles to be sure, but mining similar territory just with...
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/WIWC8WtWeWPWo/source.gif

    In all seriousness though, I'm at a loss to understand the love here for any Maison Martin Margiela fragrances. They all smell more like...
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

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  74. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    Bentley for Men Intense

    Around $30.

    And if that's too simple/synthetic/loud for you,

    Idole edp by Lubin

    ....which is more complex, has better ingredients, and costs about 5-8x more.
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    Re: The hype is real!!!

    https://i.imgur.com/rN2fqYW.gif
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    Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    This is one of those instances where sticking with the discounters is easily my preferred option. You'll get the older bottles and the prices are literally half. I notice those 30ml of Ambre Sultan...
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    Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    I haven't tried any of those listed yet (some Areej soon).
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I assume there's a difference between "On Hold" and "Sold Out". I expect we'll see more available.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Her observations were fine, it's just that she dislikes things even a tiny bit smoky, which Oud Luwak certainly is, and one reason why I like it so much.

    As for twitter, just start with the...
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    Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    I'll assume you're choosing Lucky Scent because of the selection and that you don't mind those (nasty) little 1ml vials to use for sampling. Be that as it may, here are some from their recent...
  81. Re: What are the sexiest fragrances from Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    There really ought to be a thread here

    What fragrance most smells like a stripper perfume?

    ..and in fact there was, about 10 years ago. But reading through it one is left with the impression...
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    Re: What are YOUR 10/10 fragrances?

    I assume you have older bottles. The reformulation for Timbuktu made me sad. Originally great, now not so good.
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    Re: Graphite by Montana by the fireplace

    Roasted marshmallows.
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    Re: What are YOUR 10/10 fragrances?

    If you enjoy L'Air du Desert Marocain as a 10/10, you'll also love Au Coeur du Désert, almost guaranteed as they are close. Which one you would wear more is a personal preference. Au Coeur is more a...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Very odd stuff from Penhaglion's, who I guess are trying to shed their stodgy image and appeal to a younger demographic. Must be a limited audience though, millenials with an inordinate amount of...
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    I regularly see Bond No 9 at the discounters now, and marked down at Sephora. What were $300 at retail now being sold for just over $100. I still pass. Hell, you can even find Bond No. 9 at Walmart...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Long thread here tonight.

    https://twitter.com/Kafkaesque_Blog/status/1180256091051036672
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    Re: Graphite by Montana by the fireplace

    It's better than By The Fireplace, costs around $30. Not cloying, not sweet. More like a Commes des Garcons.
  89. Re: The opinion, quick question, and recommendation thread

    There are a whole whack of cheaper fragrances that are still interesting and quality.

    I'd recommend Bogart's One Man Show Oud Edition (around $20).

    If you're into sweet stuff, 24 Gold is a...
  90. Re: The opinion, quick question, and recommendation thread

    A special version made for NASCAR with the former race car driver. It's a few years old now, but much better than current Z-14.
    ...
  91. Re: The opinion, quick question, and recommendation thread

    Bogart Signature for sure.

    Maybe Vera Wang for Men, I thought it was good just a little sweet for my tastes.

    Aspen Coty is supposedly quite good for the price, but all I remember is pine.
    ...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I think the one I smelled was Raghba Classic, not the original. Raghba Classic is sweetish, but mostly resinous and oudy. An excellent buy, in my opinion.

    Haven't made up my mind about Bulgari Eau...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLO2JyqIaHE

    Big thumbs up from Nikhil here.
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    Re: Winter Fragrance for Young Adult

    You can smell great for not a lot of money, if you wish.

    This is Him! by Zadig and Voltaire
    Eau des Baux by L'Occitaine
    Bentley Intense

    ...are all things I wear in Canada in winter, and you...
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    Re: Most complex/deep designer frags?

    Me either.

    There is some truth that modern fragrances tend to be simpler, more straightforward affairs, but that's true for designer and niche as well. There are plenty of exceptions to this...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Lattafa have a bunch of things that are supposedly quite good (Raghba is very good, but the only one I've tried). Another one, not already listed above, is Night Oud, a boozy/smoky/tobacco oud, sort...
  97. Re: Bogue (Luckyscent NYC Exclusive) “I Love YY”

    Yes.
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    Re: Interesting Scottish perfumer from 1965

    Amlaibdh is a pretty unusual name. Hitting the google, there was a king of Scotland in the 10th century, Amlaíb. It would seem that is a Gaelicised form of Old Norse, meaning some relation to the...
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    Re: know anything about Anna Zworykina Perfumes?

    You're only buying top quality, so you are excused.

    If you were blowing wads of cash on expensive crap, like Creed, Xerjoff, Clive Christian, etc that'd be a completely different story, ...
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    Re: Interesting Scottish perfumer from 1965

    I wonder what happened to him and his perfumery? He sounds like he knew what he was talking about.

    Lochgilphead is a small town on the west coast of Scotland.
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