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  1. Best place to get 5/10ml bottles for decanting?

    I've tried PilotVials, fast but somewhat expensive intl shipping. A4F received lots of positive comments, and I too think they are the best in the market right now.

    This is a bit off-topc, but I'd...
  2. eBay seller 'fragrancesavers' - any feedbacks?

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to buy fragrances from this eBay sellers. After moment checking up with toolhaus, he's got 1 negative FB saying he's selling fakes, while others reporting slow shipping and...
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    Re: Patchouli Suggestions????

    I would add 2 other candidates: Serge Lutens Borneo 1834 & Parfumerie Generale Intrigant Patchouli.
  4. Re: Please recommend: best floral perfumes for men / unisex out there.

    F.Malle Carnal Flower
    Chanel Bois des Iles
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    Re: Better than Geo F Trumpers Limes...

    Geo F. Trumper GFT - the longest lasting citrus I've ever known. Though it maybe not as natural as others, but still pretty damn good.
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    Re: How do you determine FBW?

    Mostly my mood. :wink:




    EDIT: Sorry I didn't read the post you said about your seriousness. :P

    So I decide when a fragrance is FBW according to this order: (priority high to low)

    -...
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 26 January 2010

    HINOKI
    Commes des Garcons

    http://slamxhype.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/hinoki-scent1.jpg
  8. Re: L'Air du desert marocain--able to be worn in hot weather?

    I wear LADDM in summer more than any other season.
    The key is just easy on the trigger (2 sprays max).
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    Re: S o t D: Saturday, 23rd January 2010

    Eav des Bavx
    L'Occitane

    http://www.milimall.com/images/upload/Image/07518430705.jpg
  10. Re: Imagine your dream scent. How much would you pay for it?

    For $300, I pay $250 for assassination of all IFRA members (:evil:), wait sometimes, then spend $50 on a new bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko in vintage formulation.
  11. Re: He's cute, but he smells weird.

    I think I'd rather afraid of moments like "he smells great, but doens't look cute/handsome/etc". :rolleyesold:
  12. Re: Name a great niche scent that smells like a better known mainstream one.

    Burrbery Weekend for Men - Fa soap.

    LOL, I figured out instantly after I click the "Post it" button that both are mainstream, though the former seems to be at somewhat higher scale.
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    Re: Looking for a gourmand iris this time around.

    Ditto. PG Felanilla pops up instantly when I read the topic title. Although I define it an oriential, I still regard it one of the better iris in my book.
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    Re: when do you decide what to wear?

    Unless I've made up my mind days before, I'll take a sniff of every bottles/decants I have, then decide. :) That's a nice feeling to go though your collection again & again.
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    Re: S o t D : Wednesday, 20th of January 2010

    sotd:

    http://www.fendrihan.com/images/_TR60107.jpg

    sota:

    http://www.m0dy.net/vb/uploaded/345949/m0dy.net-21242999753.jpg
  16. Re: Which fragrance do you spray the most at one sitting?

    Once again, it's Eau d'Hadrien - 15 sprays. Still getting compliments after that, though. Longetivity still sucks, too.
  17. Re: I Sold It, But I Still Love It: (Insert Fragrance Name Here)

    LOL, I guess you sold that to Tú, right? He just bragged about it to me.


    My part, luckily none :grin:
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    Re: Incense and amber?

    There're already great suggestions. I'll echo:

    L'air du Desert Marrocain
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Fetiche
    and Eaux des Baux
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 14th January, 2010

    Mitsouko EDP (current formulation)

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/mitsouko%20EDP/BEAUTIFULM2U/mitsouko1.jpg
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    Re: New Format Feedback?

    You mean your feedback profile? If so just click on the feedback score number, it will take you to your "feedback history".
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    Re: Similar to Creed Erolfa but better longevity

    I may suggest Profumum Acqua di Sale for one looking for something similiar to Erolfa, while I think the feeling each of both gives is somewhat distinctly different: Erolfa embraces me with lively...
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday 13th January, 2010

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.3083.jpg

    L'Artisan Havana Vanille
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    Re: S o t D, Monday 11th January, 2010

    http://www.skinstep.com/product_images/green-valley-eau-toilette-spray-04525520406.jpg

    Creedn Green Valley
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Thank you guys for the comments. Appreciate them all! :D

    @mtgprox05: thanks for answering the question for me. Yes, it's me the "Les coulisses du parfum" collection from Osmoz.com. They are highly...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Have you re-arranged your wardrobe since 2010??
    Mine is YES.
    The big picture:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4262393267_53de25a125_b.jpg

    Let's take some closer looks:...
  26. Thread: new Mitsuoko

    by cusut
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    Re: new Mitsuoko

    Perfect explanation. Reflects everything I think and feel about Mitsouko old & new. Thank you, Mr. G. :D
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    Re: Your favorite Aromatic Fougere

    To me it is. Shortly after the citrus opening reveal notes of lavender, rosemary and thyme. Then it continues to morph with the apprearance of spicy pepper and woody notes. Unfortunately, I don't...
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 10th January 2010

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.3759.jpg

    Montale Blue Amber
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    Re: Your favorite Aromatic Fougere

    If you don't mind the citrus opening, a vote for Parfums de Nicolai New York.
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    Re: Is Dzing! Similar to Yatagan?

    I don't think Yatagan's celery is 'skanky'. The term is better applied for the top-note of Dzing, as some people has compared it to the smell of barnyard or poo.

    To me, Yatagan is quite a blast of...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs Rochas Man

    Ditto. Or you may try H.M by Hanae Mori as well.
  32. Re: I just blind bought Musk Koublai Khan (MKK Spray version)

    LOL, you must be very excited, aren't you? :D

    Like me, you might not head over heels in love when first smell it. But gradually, I believe MKK will have a firm place in wardrobe. Good luck! :)
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    Re: I'd like to try a few Serge Lutens

    Ditto. I like all of above and have FBs most of them.
    Good luck on your journey with SL. ^^
  34. Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Eaux des Baux
    I smelled it before, but not until 2009 and after severals tries I "found" it to be a true gem.

    Another find was my discovery that every Shiseido counter would have a counter for...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 8 January 2010

    http://www.parfumsraffy.com/himalaya.gif
    It's been some times since I last post in SOTD. Today I revisited my first niche purchase, and once again fell in love with it again.
    Not only it smells...
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    Re: Abercrombie Fierce - Is it a good scent?

    In theory, it's a good smell.
    In real life, it's not when almost everyone overdoses it. Most of time when I smell it on somebody (who seems likely to overdose), headache comes.

    Easy on the...
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    Re: Wardrobe/Review/iTrader

    Great news to hear :D
    Promptly updated my wardrobe now. It expanded a few over the Christmas/New Year shopping frenzy. :D
  38. Thread: Havana Vanille!

    by cusut
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    Re: Havana Vanille!

    Then you're likely to love Havana Vanille. Same L'Artisan fleeting characteristic with full and complex development over time, but this time with much better longevity. The wonderful intoxicating...
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    Re: Your Most Successful Sample Purchase

    For $50 I got a sample pack from eBay. There were about 100 samples, including many Chanel, Guerlain, Hermes, L'Artisan, Etro and even Paris-exclusive Serge Lutens. The SL alone would cost over $75....
  40. Re: Which fragrance that your female office colleage wears, impressed you?

    My colleague wears Chanel Allure, and it's sandalwood/patchouli heaven on her. It's strange that I've always considered Allure to be a 'fresh floral', but never something so sensual, woody and warm....
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    Re: Best Ambergris Drydown?

    I'll add Green Valley - a hybrid between SMW and GIT. Not really a classic, but one of the better in the Millesime line.

    IMO, I think Himalaya has the best and most long-lasting and truest...
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    Re: My new love - Parfums de Nicolai

    From her line, I've only smelled New York, which surely prevails BdG in every way. FB's coming soon... I also look forward to sampling recomendations I've read from you all PdN lovers/admirers.
    ...
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    Re: I want an interesting Vanilla (cheapish)

    Ditto.
    Exactly the same thought of when reading the OP.
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    Re: CK One Sprayer Faulty ?

    Not with CK One but some others have the same problems: Creed sprayers, Tauer Perfumer's spray, etc...
  45. Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    I've wear:

    Chanel Coromandel
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Caron Tabac Blond

    There're others from samples/decant I can't remind right now. Anyway, I never take the perfume gender...
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    Re: You hated it, everyone else liked it

    I didn't like the 30 first minutes of Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood, but everybody I asked said it smells nice, good, gorgeous, etc....
    Nevertheless, I like the base note enough to keep wearing this...
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    My record is 15 sprays of Eau d'Hadrien. But the citrus heaven is still gone after like 30 minutes....

    Another occasion I 'bombed' myself 5 sprays of Black Aoud on myself, it's half of the 2ml...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 01 December 2009

    http://www.purple-oval.co.uk/lg_images/Geo_F_Trumper_Sandalwood_Cologne_atomiser_bottle.jpg
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    Re: Amber Absolute Vs L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I'm on the contrary, I wear most of Tauer's line with great enjoyment, as long as I'm easy on the trigger. 2 sprays is absolutely enough, 3 sprays would be headache inducing.
  50. Poll: Re: Which of these Montales should i choose as 20ml bottle ?

    Patchouli is not a pleasant note to every nose, and Patchouli Leaves open with a powerful patchouli blast, which can knock you out!! You should sample some more first before plunging on a large...
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    Re: The Lack Of Sample Box Sets

    Here's list of perfume house I have directly received samples from (I'm in VIETNAM)

    Ormonde Jayne
    Montale
    Histoires de Parfums
    Amouage
    Penhaligon's
    Geo F. Trumper
    DIVINE...
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    Re: S o t D: Monday 16 November 2009

    SERGE LUTENS
    BORNEO 1834
    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/o.5201.jpg
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 15th November, 2009

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.5259.jpg

    Finally managed to get hold on a, ooops sorry it's TWO :D, bottles. Will be selling most of my other amber fragrances soon. :P This is my holy...
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    Re: Today I bought ** November 2009 **

    Directly from Tauer's website. He's still very nice as always!!

    http://www.tauerperfumes.com/shop/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/1e92a82f0667386ef8b1c14b4c4944f8.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Soft but long lasting perfume?

    You should try Guerlain's parfums/extraits (Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, etc...). They are never overwhelming, blend nicely with your skin and sure last all day.

    Another one I can think of is...
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    Poll: Re: What scent should I wear out on my birthday?

    Ditto. BTW, on my birthday, I definitely want to feel more elegant, mighty, elegant, sofisticated. Lyric does that all!
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 10 November 2009

    http://www.purple-oval.co.uk/lg_images/Geo_F_Trumper_GFT_Cologne_atomiser_bottle.jpg
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 4th Nov '09

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_t3WsertlvfY/Sak7gV2f5UI/AAAAAAAAANg/ZUv-JGaOGRs/s320/gucci_ph2.jpg

    Very safe, very office-friendly. One of my go-to every once in a while I can't decide which to put on.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 3 Nov 09

    http://www.strawberrynet.com/images/products/03678526105.jpg
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    @chocolateguy: you sure do, too. :D I've heard Tú (psiloveyou14) telling about of scents he loves from your wardrobe. :D

    @warlandsboy: Thanks. I'm eager to see your pics!! :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Most "Romantic" Niche Fragrances?

    Musc Khoublai Khan




    Exactly my reaction when my gf wears MKK. :D
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    @ohhmygod: yes they are. Thanks for answering my question.

    @jenson & matthewfoo: Thanks for your comments. You guys along with other BNers are my inspriration and motivation to post my wardrobe....
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    One night I got bored and took out my little 'neat' collection out of the dark and just laid them on the table.

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/4057187670_acffd67113_b.jpg
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    Re: Serge Lutens spray top replacement??

    Unfortunately, not this time. I asked her and she just politely said that she couldn't help anything.

    Anyway, I wrote to Serge Lutens and waited a while before someone finally replied asking me...
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    Re: Hinoki , Stimulated Fragances

    If you want the impression of tiger balm, have a sniff of Lorenzo Villoresi Piper Nigrum.
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    Re: Today I bought ~~~~ October 2009 ~~~~

    I tested it last year and liked it instantly. Not only it evokes the image of my childhood, I also receive a lot of compliments of this. Went through 3 decants before finally managed to score 2...
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    Re: S o t D: Friday, October 30, 2009

    Same here. :thumbup:
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    Re: Do you gravitate more on light or heavy scent?

    Ditto.
  69. Thread: Creed Millesime

    by cusut
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    Re: Creed Millesime

    Himalaya - the only Millesime I own a FB and wear quite often.

    and course, BdP.
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    Re: Just Starting Out - Did I get Scammed?

    I use toolhaus to check seller's negative feedback history. If there are people, or "maybe even one" complaing about the authenticity of the juice, I'd never buy from them.

    In case you're still...
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    Re: The most masculine Serge Lutens

    IMHO, there is ... none.

    Most of SL's line can be worn comfortably by both sex, with the exception for some heavy florals which lean a bit towards the feminine side.
  72. Re: Young gentlemen (ladies being welcome too) of powerhouse, conservatism and classi

    I'm 18 and I've retired from wearing my first and ever bottle of Acqua di Gio for half a year.

    Of those the OP listed, I own and wear only Knize Ten and Guerlain Vetiver, but I also own some...
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    This week I got:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_RWk8cXV4khg/ScpVWqyM3uI/AAAAAAAABoM/oQ0FZq4s-1g/s1600-h/Borneo-1834+eb.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought ~~~~ October 2009 ~~~~

    Today I received a package from FourSeasonsProduct, and welcome you two to my wardrobe:

    http://www.parfumkafe.it/public/prodotti%20profumeria/Blue_Amber_.jpg
    ...
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    Re: My 3 Creeds - Newest is Original Vetiver

    Beautiful bottles, as well as the scents. :D

    So are you planning on any other Creed FBs yet?
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7JAArcms7_8/R0qkkGowbFI/AAAAAAAAAKA/bwTnVDg3gYE/s400/1_53080_FS.jpg

    Already got 3 similar comments "ewwwww, something smells like tiger balm!!"
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    Re: S o t D - - Monday, 10.19.09

    DAY

    http://www.purple-oval.co.uk/lg_images/Geo_F_Trumper_GFT_Cologne_atomiser_bottle.jpg

    EVENING

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.3345.jpg
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    Re: Paco Rabanne XS vs. Creed Himalaya

    I like Himalaya better, esp. the ambergris drydown. It lasts pretty well on me, 3 sprays from the bottle last mostly 8+ hrs. While XS has the similiar top notes, it certainly lacks depth and becomes...
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    Re: Guerlain for man; name best ones

    I've only tried few of Guerlains, but most of them are great for any men: Vetiver, L'Instant pH (EDT or EE), Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue.
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 16 October 2009

    Ava Luxe Cafe Noir

    http://www.perfumecritic.com/joomla2/images/stories/ava%20luxe%20cafe_noir.jpg
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 October

    A cool and cozy afternoon, perfect time for ...


    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/15200.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or SDV

    If masculinity is what you're after then defintely TF.
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    Re: L'Instant PH EDP: Compliments, Suddenly!

    They are the Eau Extreme version, it's an EDP.

    I have the Eau Extreme and it's much better IMO with the sensual but luxirious cocoa-vanilla-chocolate accord right from the start. Many compliments...
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    Re: post your worst cologne-related moment

    I was testing Ajmal AA Musk Ghazellle by dropping a little tiny drop on paper. 5 mins later, my mom came into my room and she totally freaked out as she thought our cat pooped in my room. :D

    Even...
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or SDV

    SDV for better smooth-balanced vanilla with a hint of smoke, spice, tobacco lingering through the projection, or TF for vanilla-tobacco bomb.

    In my opinion, SDV is much better composed in terms of...
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    Re: Ho Hang and Eau De Patou

    Actually there are two version of Eau de Patou: for Men (the cylinder one like Rive Gauche) and for Women (the pyramid-like one).

    I only own the Men version. It opens with warm but still refresh...
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    Re: Citrus recommendation

    It's cooler now, that means now I can enjoy the excellent, sofisticated creamy citrus in Patou Eau de Patou. :D
  88. Re: Own it and love it, but rarely (if ever) wear it!

    Caron Tabac Blond extrait - bought it from a split in summer, haven't worn once. :D
    Serge Lutens Sa Majestic la Rose - I prefer it on my girlfriend, but she's away now. :( Won't be back till...
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    Re: Amouage Samples: Very quick impressions

    Nice post. I wish one day I can try all of Amouage's offering soon.

    Anyway, I've sampled both Lyric Man and Woman.
    At first I don't thought Lyric Woman is of anything that I would be interested...
  90. Re: New Serge Lutens export line addition(s) in '09?

    Wohooo, I hope it'll hit eBay soon, too. Can't wait to get a full bottle of this. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Tips getting a sprayer to work?

    Sounds like you will need a Travalo atomizer. It will help decant the juice (by pumping the bottle with the nozzle removed).

    http://www.travalo.com/
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    Poll: Re: Best Vintage/Discontinued/Original Chanel

    Bois des Iles.

    Though I haven't tried the original, but the formulated/'exclusif' version is already one of my holy grail. :D
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    Re: Serge Lutens spray top replacement??

    Emailed yesterday, still waiting for respond. Let's see how it'd go. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Serge Lutens spray top replacement??

    I'm going to do so. But I think it's unlikely, since they import the whole product (with packaging), and they don't even have tester of A La Nuit. How come they get a spare spray top? :(

    Anyway,...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Nice organization, Maz24. I store perfume in a cabinet, too. But it only takes up 1 drawer. :P I'm taking a picture of it very soon.
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    Serge Lutens spray top replacement??

    Well, this is embarassing...

    Last week I made a trip to Shiseido counter where they also sell almost export range of SL (but no recent releases with the last 3 years :( ). Anyway, still a lot of...
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    Re: Your favorite Aromatic Fougere

    Gucci Nobile has my vote.
  98. Re: Captivated by Tobacco Vanille & Chergui - Other Suggestions?

    SDV is just wonderful, it completely surpass my expectations since I don't think there's another vanilla-based fragrance that's better than Tom Ford's.

    BTW, Serge Lutens actually has done vanilla...
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    Re: Favorite Sandlewood?

    I love Bois des Iles, which seems familiar to Samsara. But in term of sandalwood, I prefer Egoiste - the masculine version of Bois des Iles.

    Tam Dao and Trumpers Sandalwood are my favourites as...
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    Re: can u guys round up the soapy scents for me

    Creed Himalaya - soapy top note with one of the truest ambergris in the drydown. Last quite well (at least on me).
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