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  1. Thread: done

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    Re: done

    This is exactly what's been going on, and as someone who used to run splits, I get it. However, if you're involved, being concerned when you don't hear from the splitter is certainly worthy of...
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    Re: What happened to Katie?

    Likewise! Very smart, articulate, well-written and coherent; quite the anomaly on youtube!

    As far as I know she splits her time between LA and London but had some TV stuff going on in London. I...
  3. Re: Speed Smelling Collection by IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances)

    I'm not going to publish my full reviews (they're really, really snarky), but I will say that I found Hatchem-Ruiz, Massanet, and Labbe's offerings to be the best—but still kind of dodgy....
  4. Re: Speed Smelling Collection by IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances)

    I've smelled them—they're crap.

    They're essentially a marketing vehicle for IFF materials—a way to show off new materials. It's a clever idea, but the fragrances are, for the most part, really...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Musc Ravageur

    Steer clear of TV then! I know I'm in the minority, but TV is absolutely, utterly nauseating for me—stomach-turning stuff. It's also insanely loud, so I'm not sure it's safer or more crowd pleasing...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fragrances

    Some of the Tom Fords have recognized noses (Amber Absolute was actually by Laudamiel), but yes, it's Givaudan's on-hand perfumers who do most the Tom Ford stuff.
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    Re: Tom Ford Sahara Noir or Lubin Akkad

    I'd second the Blackbird nomination as it's much closer to what you're looking for, but between the two I'd go with Sahara Noir as I found Akkad to be a lousy performer (kind of sickly as well with...
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    Re: just ordered Amouage Reflection Man

    Yeah, they're usually okay. In fact. fragrancenet is probably one of the best resources right now to grab some of the older stock. PLUS you get a free comb-mirror.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    That's good to hear, Luthien! It's a great scent.
  10. Re: Speed Smelling Collection by IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances)

    I'm still waiting to hear some early impressions (I suspect that despite the alluring descriptions, these will still be a bit pedestrian for my tastes), but I think this is a fantastic idea with...
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    Re: Losin' the love.

    Enthusiasm, with most things, comes in waves. I've gone through a few stages where I've questioned my interests, and even more stages where I've been frustrated with releases. Nothing wrong with...
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    Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    It's been a little while since I smelled this, but I do recall thinking it was very well done but it's very refined—which feels like a bit of a paradox with patchouli. It reminded me a bit of Italian...
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume: Burning Leaves

    I have the water version and it holds up better than many in the line, but I actually spray it on fabric.



    It's pretty easy to enjoy—a smoldering log kind of effect with some warmth to it. It's...
  14. Re: In your opinion, does it take a certain kind of guy to wear Aventus?

    Okay. Since people are now resorting to posting images of mass suicides, here's one more Creed thread that's going on hold. You guys are ridiculous.

    Cleaning up again, and some severe warnings are...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I think we've had to manually clean up close to 100 posts in the past 24 hours. Absolutely ridiculous.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Mellow out everyone. You're fighting over perfume.

    OP, check out the search function — it can be wacky at times, but it'll bring up tons of existing Creed discussions that you can jump into. Just...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    The division between niche and designer has largely been eradicated by designers that put out high end-smelling perfume (Tom Ford, CdG, Naomi Goodsir etc.) and by niche lines that replicate more...
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    New Bruno Fazzolari Scent: Room 237

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34931&stc=1


    I wanted to say a few words about Bruno Fazzolari’s upcoming scent, Room 237, and perhaps present a rough idea of what to expect...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2015

    Threads merged :)
  20. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    I'm drooling; must order sample set!
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs Back to Black

    MR is more of a complex, developed scent that's perhaps a tad more "grown-up" (although I don't think that's the right descriptor here). B2B is a comfy scent, but it's a tad cartoonish in just how...
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    Re: Frederic Malle with a sweet note

    MR is really the sweet (but prosaic) scent of the line, but DvN's worth a sniff as mentioned. However, give DvN a good wear as it's a strange smell. I know a couple of people who like it, but I...
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    Re: Funniest fragrance reviews you've read?

    There was one on a Nikki Minaj scent that said something to the effect of: "I like that you can remove her head."
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    Re: Questions about Sample Passes

    Okay, so as far as sample passes go, there were some situations that arose last year that were unfortunate and a bit messy. No specific rules / regulations came from it, but the best approach is to...
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    Re: Questions about Sample Passes

    Yeah, I'm not sure what came of that. Let me take a peek backstage and see what's what. I know there were some issues with a sample pass last year, but I don't recall if any restrictions came of it....
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    Re: A masculine yet non-hipster Patchouli

    Mazzolari Lui rules, but that new Tom Ford one is pretty refined.

    What about Coromandel? I can't stand it myself, but it's certainly a popular one. It's designer, but then again, so's the Tom...
  27. New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Several Slumberhouse and Matriarch scents use fossilized amber as well. It's barely detectable in O Hira, but quite prominent in others. It pops up quite often in the indies, but you won't see it...
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    Re: Anyone selling AVENTUS?

    Yes, please use the marketplace. You can browse threads there and see if anyone has a bottle they're unloading. Good luck!
  29. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Okay, back on track!

    I've never really been able to hang with the youtube reviewers—just not my thing, I guess. I liked Katie's as they were cogent and to the point, but that's pretty much it for...
  30. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Indeed, best wishes to you and your family, 30 Roses.
  31. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    So then why post in it? Sheesh!

    Gonna do some cleanup around here. Apologies to everyone who go to read all that.

    Let's tone that kind of language down several notches, shall we?
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    Re: Which Olfactive you prefer and why?

    Chambre Noire is the only standout to me, and even then it's kind of mediocre. Olfactive strikes me as a bit of a boardroom-niche line—meaning that they're marketing to niche sensibilities rather...
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    Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    To be honest, I find the ones that sound like titles of Jackie Collins novels to be the worst (meaning: the most tacky). Names like "Danger," "Thrill," "Reckless," "Kisses don't Lie," "Dangerous...
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    There have been some great threads on this topic in the past, and somewhere in one of them I made the argument that a goth scent wouldn't necessarily be a creepy / dark scent as that's more costume...
  35. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Wow, really? Thanks for telling us what / how to think! :laugh:

    Of course I wonder if it's possible that, as individuals, the mods share your perspective already? I also wonder if it's possible...
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    From that list, Sahara Noir, but I'd also scour the web for an extra bottle of Amber Absolute, Moss Breches, or Purple Patchouli.
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    Une Fleur de Cassie for me (not on the list). I'm not a fan of the line, but i do like that one.
  38. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Was it phased out? I think it's one of the few good things that Mugler has done, and it's way, way ballsier than the sickly sugar-bombs on the men's side.
  39. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    It speaks volumes, doesn't it?

    I think this discussion has run its course. If you have a concern about a thread, get in touch with the mods / admin or flag the post and we'll take a look. If you...
  40. Re: Peety liquid has particles floating around?

    Heh. I bought a bottle of Bois d'Ascese today and there's a little bug floating around in it :)
  41. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    This is a good point; I'd never really thought of it like that before. In this sense, reading about people's experience with compliments is really just adding another level of descriptive terminology...
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    What a great idea! Nicely done :)
  43. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    No. It wasn't just your posts that were deleted from the thread, you just happened to throw out the most insults.

    What I am going to do is to ask you both to politely take a break from posting in...
  44. Re: Peety liquid has particles floating around?

    It's totally possible that it wasn't filtered completely, but it really shouldn't be anything to worry about. A lot of materials used in perfumery have some residue, and it's inevitable that some...
  45. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    Hey guys, those of you bickering over perfume, mellow it out a little!

    People wear fragrance for many reasons, and it doesn't necessarily mean that they're selfish assholes who insist on invading...
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    Re: Compliments ... and hooking up afterwards

    Okay, I think that's enough. Let's try and elevate discussion above pre-teen level, shall we?
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    Re: L'Orpheline by Serge Lutens

    I was also underwhelmed by it but I suspect that, more than some, this is one that warrants dedicated exploration. I plan to revisit it soon.
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    Bottega veneta pour homme

    That was my experience with it as well, only I'd add at least six more "verys". Kind of interesting on the card, but horrifying on the skin.
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    I actually find Midnight in Paris to be somewhat loud, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt. CdG's Odeur 53 and 71, Nu_Be's Oxygen are pretty great industrial/minimalist affairs. L'Orpheline...
  50. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Very disappointing to hear that you would do something like this. And I disagree that it worked beautifully.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34603&stc=1
  52. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Well, we've considered the possibility of resurrecting that forum with some slight modifications, but it's still up in the air, and Grant should really speak to that more than myself or furrypine. It...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I actually lost quite a bit of material to evaporation through those glass dropper cap things. I switched to the disposables, but usually if I'm working on a blend (rare these days), I'll attack the...
  54. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    I figured it was fake at first, but that packaging is cheap $2 packaging that you can get from most bottle suppliers, so I'm guessing someone actually put it out there! Someone's gonna go for it, but...
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    I gotta go with Tabac Aurea as well, I think. I would also suggest Kalemat Black. The tobacco isn't anything too fantastic (I think it's tobacco, at least!), but the honeyed complexity is kind of...
  56. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Who says we didn't?
  57. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    lame
  58. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    You'd think, right? But Basenoters keep making the threads and Basenoters keep responding to them! This one included! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Gah! :angry: I'd make a crappy spokesman for anyone, trust me!

    FWIW: There are quite a few new scents on the horizon—some of which have been in the works for years now. It's still up in the air as...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Perhaps initially, but once you realize that there are plenty of $300 "niche" scents that are utter trash or they're simply commercial endeavors masquerading as niche AND that some really great...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Incense can go a tad metallic—or at least sharp and bitter, but that's sort of by design. One of the touchstones of Incense is CdG's Avignon which has sharp opening, but it quickly becomes a...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    A bit of a wild card, but you might also try Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain. It's really an amber, but it's a dry and dusty one with a grip of resins. Extremely strong though—apply with a q-tip.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Almost anything in the CB I Hate Perfume line is photorealistic. He's the master of realism, but his scents are very fleeting snapshot.

    The recent Noise by Ephemera conjures up one of the most...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Got it! Yes, I think Sahara Noir might be a good option, also Bois d'Ascese by Naomi Goodsir (a tad smoky). Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio is very much a resinous scent.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Actually, yes—that really would! You might also take a look at Ambre 114 by Histoires de Parfums which is more of a true, reference amber.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Gatsby is an old scent from the 80s that's dominated by honey. It's made by a line called Pacoma.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Hmmm. It's a little tricky to figure out what you're after here as your post seems to point to a few different things.

    Amber, in modern perfumery, is what's called a "fantasy accord." Amber...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Weird! I don't know what happened with the multi-post thing, but I just deleted a bunch of dupes.
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    I completely agree.
  70. Re: Calling on all Narciso Rodriguez for Him fans and owners

    It's an interesting scent, but it's not musky or amber-y in the same way that something like PG's L'Ombre Fauve, Mazzolari's Lui, or ERH1012's Dead Of Night are amber-musks (sorry, I missed your...
  71. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I’m 110% in favor of these kind of collaborations (the IAO has been highlighting a number of similarly developed projects for the past couple of years), but I don’t get the impression that this...
  72. Re: This thread is setting off my anti-virus software.

    Hmm. I'm not seeing anything suspicious, but maybe Grant can have a look.
  73. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    LOL! Sowwy!
  74. Re: have you ever prefer the women version of a fragrance than the men version?

    Totally agree. I think Epic Man is awful, but Epic Lady is epic.

    So yes, OP. Quite often—especially with Amouage.
  75. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I've been trying to figure out that base since I got the samples because (and I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who experienced this so far), Drone became suspiciously Cuiron-esque about 4 hours in....
  76. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    It's interesting alright. It accomplishes a very specific effect very well, but I found that there wasn't much more to it than the opening "trick." It smells like fried circuitry and it's the one...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    I've yet to try this scent as I haven't seen it around, but from everything I've read and heard from both hardcore Guerlainophiles and more mainstream fans, this seems to be exactly what Guerlain...
  78. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Zero, hopefully.
  79. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Oh, I think I could. They have a real streamlined and clear concept going. Perhaps not as immediately complex as more traditional styles, but I suspect there's quite a bit to look at here. I think...
  80. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I'm working my way through these right now as well. My initial impression is that they're well put together with a more trendy contemporary-future aesthetic as opposed to being, say, genuinely ahead...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Vikt in the new bottle

    It's the extrait iteration with more of an anise / licorice feel. There are two Vikts: The original (2009-ish) was a metallic, vegetal type thing and the most recent version (2012-ish) takes the more...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    I think Palm Beach ran a split before I did and was then scurred to run another because of the ventilation required when splitting it :grin:. I couldn't get rid of the smell for like a week, but it...
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    This is a bit of a dodgy list as many of 2014's best scents are missing (Maai was the clear winner for 2014 for me by a long shot). But from the list I thought Cuir d'Ange was fun, Cuir Cannage was...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    I think it was $1200 for 500ml when I bought that massive jug. It's not much $ per ml, but it's totally extinct now so quite a bit more valuable.
  85. Re: 40% off HEELEY fragrances at La Petite Parfumerie

    Diane sent me a quick stock update. For those interested, these are all 40% off:

    From Heeley:

    4 Coccobello
    2 Cuir Pleine Fleur
    2 Sel Marin
    2 St Clements
    6 Menthe Fraiche
    3 Bubblegum Chic
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    Interesting!

    I've only tried Kalemat Black, so perhaps it's a little different, but I actually found Raghba to be a base blend that's used in Kalemat Black. I think you can get Raghba for around...
  87. Re: New! New! New! Unprecedented Vintages and the Avant-Garde

    Good point. There maybe a number of scents from the past that have disappeared from view because they were as challenging then as they would be today. Djedi might be an example of this although I...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Exceptionally good US-based line with bottle sizes from 5ml to 34ml available. High quality materials with impeccable blends across the board. Generally revered amongst the community. And yes, there...
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    That's odd! Memoir Man is largely Iso E at its core and Interlude is a textbook sweet woodyamber base. Totally different bases really.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    Exactly. It's a cetalox/civet blend with an oliffac type material that does a fine job of approximating ambergris and sandalwood, but it's pretty synthy when compared with actual ambergris and...
  91. Re: 40% off HEELEY fragrances at La Petite Parfumerie

    Thanks for posting this! I was on the fence about grabbing a bottle of Sel Marin and the great price pushed me over.

    Also at 40% off is Caligna by L'Artisan, 50ml and 100ml and Tra La La by...
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    Re: Old Pharmacies and Vintage Fragrances

    Sounds great, Oviatt! I actually really like El Sereno, and it borders South Pasadena—which has a ton of antique shops where good finds pop up now and again. Even though I'm not very up-to-speed on...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Ha!

    I'm with David—the bottle means nothing to me at the end of the day. I actually find that some of the most popular lines discussed around here to have very blingy/tacky bottles, but I don't...
  94. Re: New! New! New! Unprecedented Vintages and the Avant-Garde

    Oh, I haven't tried that one for a while! Must revisit, in EdP form!
  95. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    One of the best Chai Tea scents that I've run across is Un Crime Exotique, but it splits its time between chai and gingerbread. I find it to be one of the better Guillaume creations.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    As an aside, if anyone's looking at Interlude Man, this is an astonishingly close replica (and I don't say that lightly):...
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    I think Memoir Man is probably my favorite, followed by Tribute and Fate Man. Memoir Man is just a great moody scent—kind of a big bummer perfume. Tribute is one of those scents that wears you, but...
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    It doesn't smell much like patchouli at all. It's really a big, heavy tar-like leather scent for the most part. Extremely smoky. Compared to the Tom Ford, it's far more modern and avant-garde whereas...
  99. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    Remik, there's a 50ml available in that style, but they're crimp-top only as far as I know. http://www.saverglass.com/sites/default/files/fiche_oslo_2.pdf
  100. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    Looks great, Mumsy! I'm a fan of that bottle style as well. Congrats on the final finesse!
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