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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    The rest of my materials came in today! I'm wearing some sandalwood and vintage cedar now and it smells absolutely stunning.

    http://s23.postimg.org/kkyjhmhdm/20160205_114747.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    The last materials needed to complete my lavender fragrance :)

    http://s23.postimg.org/kkyjhmhdm/20160205_114747.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    Happy birthday Foxbins!

    Wearing my lavender fragrance again today for testing. Still waiting on my sandalwood to come in along w/ the vintage cedar which I'm stoked to sniff.

    Happy Friday all!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    Wearing a lavender fragrance I've been working on today.
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    You're pretty close to me. I can show you that this isn't the case :) Plenty of Oud that you don't need to sniff and sniff on skin! Aside from that Oud Wood projects like crazy on me for a long time.
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    I'm wearing it right now after 8 hours of wear it's still going very strong. I would contact the outlet in which you purchased your bottle.
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    Re: Fragrances to 'warm you up'?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir
    Slumberhouse Vikt
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

    Congratulations!



    Mike, you can have some of our weather if you'd like to trade :)
  9. Re: Need a good year 'rounder from Luckyscent...$200 budget

    Honestly, I think you'd like Itasca based on some of the fragrances that you currently enjoy. St. Germaine is good...but it's a little much at times. I ended up trading mine away because it often...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

    How is this one?




    Tom Ford Oud Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

    Tom Ford Oud Wood
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Prom?

    Dior Homme Eau for Men would be a great choice for prom. Youthful, smells nice and will garner some compliments as well I'm sure.
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    Re: Is CdG Sequoia ever coming back?

    I really wish I bought this in SF Barney's in early 2013. I thought it would come back into stock, but it looks like the product has been discontinued entirely and they're just delaying the...
  14. Thread: Summer niche?

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    Re: Summer niche?

    Turtle Vetiver BACK
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    Re: $120 to burn at Nordstrom...

    Wow, didn't realize HoM made it to Nordstrom. Extremely impressive. Their standout is IMO, Blackbird. Looks like it's called Black No. 1 now.
  16. [USA] Re: AbdesSalaam Attar Mecca Balsam

    Bumping...last chance at this price.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - Beeswax?

    I don't get any beeswax from it. There's some in Sahara Noir though...for reference.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

    I'm wearing Frank 2 Los Angeles today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

    That's the worst Mike! Our neighbors in the townhome next door have kids that are rowdy to put it nicely. Thankfully, it's pretty quiet in the late evening hours.

    I'm wearing Frank 2 Los Angeles...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

    I got soaked this afternoon. It's raining cats and dogs here. I'm testing yet again today...Purchased some Italian Bergamot, Vintage Morocco Cedar and Wild Harvested Caledonia Sandalwood. I think...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

    Testing a fragrance I've been working on for yet another day. So far the fragrance consists of Lavender, Mexican Lime, Bergamot, Myrtle, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla Resin, Blue Cypress, Sandalwood.
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    Re: A masculine Le Labo for spring/summer

    Santal 33 for sure.
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    Re: Suggest a vetiver....

    Vettiveru or Grey Vetiver would be great choices.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st February, 2016

    Wearing the lavender fragrance I've been working on again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st February, 2016

    Wearing the lavender fragrance I've been working on again today. Quick turning in here to say hello and wishing everyone a happy Monday.
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    Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    Not sure if best describes my pick, but if I had to choose one of the above mentioned fragrance lines to wear the rest of my life...I'd probably go with Tom Ford because of the quality and variety of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th January, 2016

    Wearing my own MadHat Sandiver today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th January, 2016

    Good Friday all!

    Wearing my own MadHat Sandiver today.

    I'm going to my co-worker-friend-ex-boss' house today after work to smoke cigars and have some Scotch. Needless to say, I'm excited for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th January, 2016

    Pekji Odoon this morning. Such a wonderfully woody fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th January, 2016

    Pekji Odoon this morning. Such a wonderfully woody fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th January, 2016

    We're excited to go for the first time here! The ski jump in our area is actually made from a tall 150ft metal structure built into a river valley. The jump was created by Norwegians that immigrated...
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    Re: Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    Aspen
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th January, 2016

    Mike, hopefully the weekend arrives in quick order.

    I'm looking forward to the weekend as well. I need to sleep in, go to the gym on Saturday (that's my favorite kind of weekend day) and Sunday...
  34. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    I'm not sure if the newest Bois des Iles contains any Mysore, but it's a good Mysore accord for sure. I would guess if there is naturally occurring sandalwood in Bois des Iles that it's of the...
  35. Re: Myrrh and/or Frankincense dominant fragrance that projects fairly well

    I would definitely suggest Tom Ford Sahara Noir. I don't find it in the same vein as super "churchy" scents like Cardinal, LAVS or Avignon. Sahara Noir is frankincense and more frankincense...but...
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    Poll: Re: Help me pick the best from this list?

    I'd have to go with Chanel Sycomore out of the group you have posted. IMO, it's the most versatile and fitting for any time and any occasion. Additionally, it's one of the best vetiver fragrances...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th January, 2016

    Wearing the fragrance I've been working on again today...being that I work from 7:30ish to 5:15ish wearing stuff I've been working on gives me a good baseline to test longevity and transition of...
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    Re: Leather Oud Question

    I don't find the two all that similar, but it's been a while since I've tried Knize. I don't really find Leather Oud to be front loaded with leather, it's really heavy on musk with good hints of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th January, 2016

    Wearing the fragrance I've been working on again today...being that I work from 7:30ish to 5:15ish wearing stuff I've been working on gives me a good baseline to test longevity and transition of...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2016

    cazaubon, wow...what an amazing collection!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2016

    I keep contemplating this...I think I'm going to phase it in slowly as Ylang can really take a scent over! I keep researching note profiles and don't see this done often. But, I think with notes of...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2016

    Wearing a lavender fragrance I've been working on today. I'm contemplating any additions...debating on ylang ylang.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2016

    Wearing a lavender fragrance I've been working on today. I'm contemplating any additions...debating on ylang ylang.
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    Re: Chicago Fragrance Fun

    Auto correct is starting to become self aware haha.



    Chicago is a great city with a lot to offer. Glad you're enjoying the shopping. I've lived in the Chicago area my whole life and still...
  45. Re: Scent for everyday/work - sweet, masculine and long lasting

    Mancera Kumkat Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2016

    I wore my new fragrance I've been working on after Tam Dao earlier...I hated Scotch a few years ago...hated it. I tried a Scotch tonight that has me wanting to make something that smells...
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    Re: Best Tobacco Fragrance

    Hard to find a tobacco that actually smells as such. Sonoma Scent Studio has a good one though.
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    Reading comments like this helps me keep my passion for the hobby. I'm so glad you're both enjoying your fragrances!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2016

    Stay safe in the storms all...wearing Tam Dao EdP today after my trip to the gym.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    Synching up wearing my own MadHat Ryk tonight!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    My own MadHat Ryk tonight. Stay safe blizzard recipients.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Synching up wearing my own MadHat Ryk tonight!
  53. Re: Perfumes that are best enjoyed with some distance

    Heavier stuff like Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille or Dior Homme Intense.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    Not many better ways to spend a Friday evening!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    14K, congrats Jon! Cheers!!!
  56. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    And I've confused myself enough to post the wrong aldehyde in reference to 2 Man! Certainly 2 Man uses C11 Enic w/ the whole snuffed candle accord and muddled wax vibe; same that's found in Buxton's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    Testing a barbershop fragrance that I've been working on for the past month today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    I dropped the ball on this synchronized Friday...I'm always wearing incense fragrances. Had I known, I'd be wearing either Royk or 2 Man...Instead I'm doing some testing of this barbershop fragrance...
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    Re: Changing Email Addy?

    Settings (Top Right of any screen)-->My Settings: Edit Email & Password
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    Re: Places and fragrances

    Tom Ford Oud Wood reminds me of San Francisco. When I was in SF a few years ago I wore this one every day. It seemed to be quite fitting of the weather, atmosphere and the trip in general. Sometimes...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2016

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Touring+the+Petra+Desert+-6x-tlFaBC4x.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2016

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Touring+the+Petra+Desert+-6x-tlFaBC4x.jpg
  63. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    Although I remember CdG Black being a good one, Comme des Garcons 2 Man is my favorite incense from CdG. Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure is worth seeking out as it's a bit different of a take. As I...
  64. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    Not to be super confusing but C12 MNA is in 2 Man as well :)

    This is the aldehyde that's used in many incense fragrances. It has this sharp waxy-incense quality...many use it in incense perfumes.
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    Re: Summer scent that isnt citrus

    Vettiveru and Grey Vetiver both sprung into mind.
  66. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    So...my guess is that you are enjoying C12 MNA based on your love for the opening of Avignon. Given that, I would give UNUM LAVS a shot. It's got the same aldehyde you're referring to. You might like...
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    I haven't tried Herod, but Tobacco Vanille for me over Back to Black.
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    Re: Scent for blues & loneliness :)

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
  69. Re: Musk isn't always synthetic (or doesn't have to be)

    I'd venture to say the big guys don't use natural civet, castoreum, deer musk or other animal derivatives. Since myself and several other smaller fish create smaller batches...we're able to use the...
  70. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    Sounds excellent!
  71. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    I'm glad my nose perceives Bois d'Ascese differently :)

    I think the dry down is the best part. I don't get a ton of cinnamon or the tobacco that's listed, but mostly leather, woods and labdanum...
  72. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    I haven't smelled CdG Black in a long time. But, I do remember it being really forward on birch tar, incense and intense pepper. It did have a bit of a fresh tar/T-Gel type thing going on too, I...
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    Re: My winter rotation

    Nice. I really find myself gravitating to the same fragrances as well. Mostly incense, tobacco and smoky stuff.
  74. Thread: Smoky notes

    by rynegne
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    Re: Smoky notes

    Designer with a smoky note? Nah...maybe some older stuff and possibly something like Le Labo's Patchouli 24...but I don't know for sure if it contains guaiacol.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016

    My own MadHat Royk again today with a spritz of Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese...smoky incense goodness!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016

    Royk again, layered with Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese. Incense and smoke galore.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

    Hope you're enjoying Ryk Mike! I'm wearing it tonight as well. It's all about my favorite notes in incense and woods...specifically sandalwood and cedar.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    What I'm hoping to be real Mysore Sandalwood E/O for my newest fragrance...you never know with it until you get your nose on it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016

    My own MadHat Ryk carries me into the slumberry tonight.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016

    My own MadHat Ryk carries me into the slumberry tonight.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II - reformulated ?

    I remember when they pulled it off of the website like two years ago. I bought four bottles in anticipation of the price hike and limited availability. I'm still seeing a TON of bottles on eBay here...
  82. Thread: Smoky notes

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    Re: Smoky notes

    Forgot guaiacol as well...light smoky with some vanilla and wood.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II - reformulated ?

    I'm not aware of any changes either. There was a rumor going around a while back that it would be discontinued. Nothing ever happened with that though.
  84. Thread: Smoky notes

    by rynegne
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    Re: Smoky notes

    Birch Tar, Cade, Nagarmota, Labdanum (smoky/sweet), Fossilized Amber, Choya Loban, Copal Bark...plenty more. There are varieties of vetiver as well that help bring forward a little smoky character.
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    Re: Which fragrance for a date?

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man would be my choice. It's masculine without being over the top and I don't think it screams for too much attention. Also, I'd consider it "unique but safe" which would be...
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    Re: Using Santaliff in Oil Perfume

    Typically, I've blended Santaliff with other synthetic sandalwood replacements such as Hindinol, Sandalore, Ebanol and others along with a natural such as Australian or New Caledonian Sandalwood. The...
  87. Re: Is M. Iterji really using natural materials on not?

    If you want to try some all natural attars I would suggest checking out White Lotus Aromatics or J. Steele. Both are the real deal and reasonably priced.

    If you're looking for pure oud oils, it's...
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    Re: Need help in deciding :)

    Personally, I would go with Oud Wood if you're looking for something versatile that just smells good. If you're looking for a little more realistic oud, go with the offering from The Different...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

    So glad you're enjoying it Mike!

    I'm currently working on a fragrance with blue cypress, ambergris, myrtle, melon, vanilla and lavender fleur...hoping to get more Mysore to work into that one....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

    Slumberhouse Kiste - Sweet simple syrup infused Southern Peach Tea spiked with bourbon and a pipe filled with fresh syrupy Cavendish.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

    Slumberhouse Kiste

    http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54e407aae4b0c276fdf54fec/t/550c464be4b072afd7a7106c/1426867790488/?format=1000w
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    Re: Ladies, fragrance or shoes?

    My girlfriend wanted me to put in her two cents, her vote is for fragrance. She said there's nothing better than a guy that smells good as it typically indicates good hygiene.

    For me, I've had...
  93. Re: Particulate/smokey/cloudy/milky looking stuff inside bottle on bottom.

    I don't think you have anything to worry about. It looks like sediment from perfume ingredients at the bottom of the bottle. Some ingredients (some naturals in particular) aren't completely soluble...
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    Re: Top 5 Niche (Night Out)

    Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
    Brecourt Esprit Mondain
    Masque Milano Tango
    Frank 2 Los Angeles
    Pekji Odoon
  95. Re: Can someone recommend a long lasting, well projecting, masculine, warm cologne?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th January, 2016

    I'm wearing Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille on this frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  97. Re: Something Like Pekji Ruh? Rose, Saffron, Cardamom, Coffee?

    I've never smelled anything like Ruh. Noir de Noir is a good suggestion, but that's much heavier on the rose and patchouli. I didn't have any issues with Ruh's performance. To me, it seemed to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th January, 2016

    Happy Birthday Whitefluffy!

    I'm wearing Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille on this frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Even though I work on holidays like MLK Day and Columbus Day, I really enjoy them still...
  99. Re: What temperature do you store your fragrances at?

    I keep my house at 69F all the time for the cigars I have and assume that to be fine for my fragrances as well.
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    Re: Fragrances for the days of snow and ice

    I gravitate towards tobacco, incense, gourmands and Ambers in cold weather.
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