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  1. Re: What are you Gifting / Receiving this Holiday Season?

    Dad: He's been known to buy garbage alcohol ridden cheapies at mall kiosks. He's been dropping hints at wanting to borrow some of the stuff i wear. Gifting him Tom Ford Grey Vetiver because i think...
  2. Re: Bogue (Luckyscent NYC Exclusive) “I Love YY”

    Just got my sample. (ordered 2 from lucky scent and put them in an atomizer)

    I think it's magnificent. It feel like it has a lot of the character and behavior of MEM, but a brighter opening.
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  3. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

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    Olfactory Description:
  4. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    What the...


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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    Since there seems to be a need to peg this to a Creed of some sort, i'll throw in my two cents now that i've smelled it.

    It's not Erolfa, it's not M.I. but Virgin Island Water. At least in the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Actually i am completely unaware. Please do share
  7. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Ordered Amber Cologne a few weeks back from luckyscent. For my samples I ordered all of the Bogue Profumo line.

    Maai seemed to have the same love/hate cult following that Roja's Creation-E has so...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Good question, yes and no.

    I find it to be modern with perhaps a nod to vintage styling. Normally when i smell a vetiver fragrance these days, they take it in a very typical freshie and bright...
  9. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Russian Oud is like a shot of Jack Daniels, Monarch is like a 15 year old scotch you'd sip over time. Nothing else gives me that "hairy chested masculine" oud punch like Russian Oud while...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wearing Antiquity today. Glad I decided to take the plunge and secure a bottle for that last 80 bottle run.

    This isn't a jaw dropper for me, but as I explore this challenging pseudo-vintage...
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    Don't think I collect or hoard at this point. My full bottle collection is still under 20 bottles and that's with some backups of limited run fragrances.

    The only thing that was reaching "hoard...
  12. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wearing Baikal Gris today. Not gonna lie, it took awhile, but it has matured into a formidable alternative to Bonheur.

    The most interesting thing is that Oud Monarch became my "formidable...
  13. Re: Roja By Roja Dove (Haute Luxe) appreciation thread

    I read this statement often from people, but is the ”slew of reasons” anything beyond price? Bottle design is the only other negative I’ve ever heard.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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  15. Re: Roja By Roja Dove (Haute Luxe) appreciation thread

    i've seen them in the grey market $700 -$900 because like... that's way more reasonable...
  16. Re: Roja By Roja Dove (Haute Luxe) appreciation thread

    Same boat here
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Those attars do appear to have been hit hard don't they? lol.

    For myself I just take the stick out, swipe the oil off the stick by pulling with my index finger and thumb, then just rub it into my...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No offense taken at all. You’re not gonna hear me complain about having my frags last a bit longer from spraying less. Whatever works for you is best!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Are you located in a tropical or overly humid climate by chance. I just don't know how this is possible lol. Not meant as an insult, i'm truly curious. I've said it before, but a single spray filled...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Secured my Baikal Gris partial. No exaggeration, the 4ml mini will likely take me into 2020. The actual bottle may be a 5 year supply. A single spray and i'm transported to the Colorado Mountains in...
  21. Re: Black Gemstone by Stéphane Humbert 777 - better than Black Afgano? Where to sample it in Europe?

    I blind bought Black Gemstone and listed it for resale within 8 hours of first spray. You will love it, or you will loathe it. Diaghilev would be a safer blind buy (and it's not). I strongly advise...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I'm a big A Lange & Söhne fan but i just can't get excited about this watch. I watched the video bklow posted from the 3 minute to 7 minute mark, and i just became irritated. Of course I appreciate...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Well i'll go ahead and pat myself on the back for the price prediction and bracelet design prediction but that wasn't too difficult. So is it a Royal Oak or Nautilus killer? Not even close. Did it...
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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    Jokes on all of you. He clearly stated it was "neo-punk" which essentially grants him permission to bottle motor oil and nutmeg then passing it off as an artistic creation worthy of discernment and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    this happens every. single. areej release.


    I distinctly remember the gross sense of "meh" by the Areej fanbase at large when the 4th collection came out. People picked at the Saffron being too...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I've had my Prissana samples for days now, i've just been really busy with personal stuff but overall I enjoyed the Prissana experience.

    Summary:
    I like how this can be seen as the last piece of...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Great thoughts, thanks for sharing this view point. I don't think you were insinuating you need a brand to be popular to enjoy it, but just wanting to highlight that i'm enjoying some watches not...
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    can't agree more
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    The reason why i disagree with this statement is exactly why I have hope :)

    It's easy to get lost in the "buttoned down" branding of A&S but the actual dials themselves are quite progressive and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Side Note: Another thing I noticed about the video is how he applies it. He does what Roja refers to as "misting".

    Roja recommended instead of spritzing/misting "clouds" of fragrance, apply closer...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If he manages to create W&P without the powder, and with the Malik Al Taif "punch" i'd be all over it like a fly on a hunk of shit.

    ...to put it artistically
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    A. Lange & Söhne Nautilus and Royal Oak killer incoming!




    https://i.postimg.cc/HWttG7rN/Screen-Shot-2019-10-21-at-08-02-49.png
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    Any "Quirky" Fragrance Collections?

    Not talking about the collections of "I have every Roja release", or "I have every Byredo". Thread inspired by recent exploration of Guerlain Mitsouko. I joked that someone could make a collection...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes i saw that EGREGIOUS fragrance application lol. Trying to remind myself he lives in a humid tropical environment. 3 sprays of any Areej fragrance in the US east coast or midwest winter months...
  35. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Very interesting you mention that. After trying Musk Rose Attar, I was asking JK for some recommendations in his RisingPhoenix offerings. I used Areej's Russian Oud as a reference point to which he...
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    Roja Diaghilev

    Searching for Roja Dove Diaghilev. Partial or full bottle, doesn't matter.
  37. [USA] Re: Roja Gulf Collection / Ensar Tigerwood 1995 / MFK Oud Silk Mood

    Both rojas sold. Price drop on tigerwood 1995
  38. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This has got me thinking. Rising Phoenix's "Musk Rose Attar", and Roja's " Aoud Musk" are two of my favorite fragrances.


    I see an opportunity here for Dmitry to play with a "punchier" musk rose....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I can certainly confirm. I'm only just now exploring mitsouko and i'm glad i decided to make the effort. I'm still learning how to deal with the last phase of the dry down as i think that is its most...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    None. If you had asked for Oud I’d have said none as well. This is definitely a musk heavy collection.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    And say what you want about lack of confirmation emails, limited numbers, hype annoyance, etc. Areej and Bortnikoff are one of the few brands that deliver on the hype. It appears slumberhouse does...
  42. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Gotta love the artisnal nature of our hobby. If I didn't know any better, i would have thought i bought "a fake". However the backup bottle I just acquired (on the left) was clearly filled in a...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Interesting reading the Vetiver impressions. That's my favorite vetiver fragrance ever. An amazing summer stunner.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well i've got 3 bottles of Siberian Summer AND Baikal Gris already in route to my home, so that only left one to consider as far as i was concerned. Had to pick up a bottle of Antiquity.


    In my...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    same
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    x10
  47. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oud Maximus i can work with, but Musk Khabib is a scrubber for me. Every time i revisit it for a wrist spray it's just too skanky and i instantly want to wash it and wear something else.

    I say...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Considering luckyscent charges about 7 to 10 EUR per 0.7ml of the really highend stuff, 24 EUR for 4ml of the OG Ottoman Empire is a really good deal
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yesterday on Areej Le Dore's instagram they posted a cheeky "Ask me anything / Send us a question". I sent a question not at all expecting it to be addressed but he selected my question for a voice...
  50. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    delete. wrong thread
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That's what it was!

    Areej Le Dore had this highly popular Oud called Oud Picante. Tons of raving reviews about how amazing and spicy it was. I finally secured a decant from ebay. Sprayed it and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    another variable adding to the subjectivity. is that everyone is at a different place in their "fragrance journeys". I forgot who, but I read a poster in here say something about using an areej for a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    So my 3 vintage samples are starting to roll in. Chanel Cuir de Russie EDT and Mitsouko Parfum should be arriving sometime this friday/saturday.


    As for today it was Hermes - Bel Ami EDT. I don't...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Of course, just a discussion on a topic that is entirely subjective. Was just sharing my own thoughts. I've found a LOVE or two in each of the collections, but the 4th had more diverse "olfactory...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Judging it by my Areej Le Dore standard, i'd say it's about a C+/B-. For people new to the brand, I don't think they could have picked a better collection to be introduced to though. This dna in...
  56. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'd like to coattail this question with a statement/question.

    I didn't think it was the aging of individual notes that caused the changes we noticed in koh-i-noor, baikal gris, bonheur. I thought...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    i chuckled
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Look forward to your reactions on Siberian Summer. As a Bortnikoff Cologne fanboy myself, I was very much drawn to the "brightness" of it.


    For me it's like a raunchy extrait remix of the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    After i sampled the 2nd and 3rd Areej Collection everything was underwhelming outside of other Areej, Bortnikoff, Boadicea the Victorious (Nemer is SO good), and Roja Dove.

    I can still enjoy stuff...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I love how JackHunter isn't even engaging in conversation at this point. Just having a full out of body experience spilling over into the thread as he enjoys his first Areej fragrances.

    lmao
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I enjoy honest assessments that aren't blind praise, or "they'll get better with time", but now to engage with it.

    You didn't say which Bortnikoff or Prins. The most recent ones or all of them?
    ...
  62. Re: Has anyone tried the original EDP version of Roja Dove Diaghilev?

    NEAT!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l41lUdr4N79775yuc/giphy.gif



    You wouldn't be splitting 5 or 10ml would yah? :D

    I'm very intrigued by the EDP but you and the fragrantica reviewers say...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    In my experience with these higher tier fragrances, dislikes rarely turn into loves. However, if you're on the fence between "like & love" that's usually a strong indicator you're looking at a future...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I admire your discipline, patience, and dedicated "discernment" to each fragrance. I'm much more ADHD than that.

    I'll likely try all 4 in a 30 minute window using my textbook "Left wrist, Right...
  65. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    For the sake of constructive feedback in place of my usual smartassery, I will share the following:


    911Lamb is right, this is real-deal tobacco. Once it does dry down this is the most authentic...
  66. Re: Penhaligon's Tradition Scents in a new guise?

    thanks for the pics
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Just checked tracking again, supposed to be delivered today.

    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/66424156/much-excite-very-anticipate.jpg
  68. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Me doing a single spritz of Sir Winston on the wrist then perceiving theTuberose to be holding the other notes hostage and keeping me stuck at the opening like...

    ...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    #ThingsOnlyHeardOnBasenotes




    GAH, you and I have the same nose it seems. Perhaps if Sir Winston was leveraged off Orris I'd do a lot better in handling it. The tuberose in there is killing me.
  70. Re: Has anyone tried the original EDP version of Roja Dove Diaghilev?

    no shit? never seen that before. strange that i've never seen one pop up on ebay or anything at all
  71. Re: Has anyone tried the original EDP version of Roja Dove Diaghilev?

    fragrantica is normally pretty good about listing flankers and various concentrations (elysium for example). They don't have a listing for EDP diaghilev and i've never heard of it.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wearing Russian Musk Attar this evening. Very happy to be an owner of this one. I feel like the citrus and musk thrive in the attar concentration. I really enjoyed the Russian Oud attar but the...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Gold or Silver???



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    But yeah I’m gonna be done posting in this thread now, I...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I agree mostly with the underlined. Strip away the marketing, and bottle designs. If you put Marc Jacobs Daisy in a clear glass atomizer, and Creed's Royal Oud in a clear glass atomizer you wouldn't...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well damn... after reading that it seems like you received a "bespoke attar" in (very) poor packaging. Maybe you were actually the lucky one lol
  76. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    that's what i noticed and where I was. I was so close to pulling the trigger that I went to strifeknot for a 5ml of Ensar EO.1 EDP and Mysterious Oud just to make sure. I have noticed some...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Welcome to Artisnal "Mom & Pop shop" operations. Those were definitely the ALD samples. Luckyscent shipped theris in their tiny non sprayable vials.

    I was the "black sheep" recipient during the...
  78. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/NEvPzZ8bd1V4Y/giphy.gif




    my favorite part about them is that you can get in there and pick apart the first and second stage development as a frag...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm glad someone else was able to see what I was talking about. KohiNoor smells somewhat like Diaghilev but it has a different character. W&P smells nothing like diaghilev, but has a very similar...
  81. [USA] Roja Gulf Collection / Ensar Tigerwood 1995 / MFK Oud Silk Mood

    Prices include shipping

    Roja Kuwati: $OLD
    Roja Saudi Arabia: $OLD
    Ensar Tigerwood 1995: $OLD
    MFK Oud Silk Mood: $OLD
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Now that I think about it, all of these statements are how i feel about Antiquity though I only have a sample. I never fell in love with it, but I never wanted my sample to run out if that makes...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    60% of the time it works every time you say?
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    1: what was the first scent you bought back-up bottle(s) of?: Before i was a "frag enthusiast", the very first bottle i bought a second of was Spicebomb.

    2: what is the latest scent you have...
  85. Thread: Oud!

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    Re: Oud!

    Define "quality oud" lol. I know of several great fragrances that have "a/oud" in the name but are actually shit representations of oud.
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Roja Dove
    Areej Le Dore
    Bortnikoff
  87. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sounds like we all have a Bortnikoff wishlist. I found Oud Maximus very intriguing but it's ultimately not to my liking. Russian Oud and Oud Monarch are my favorite ouds. Despite that being true, i...
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    Re: Best designer/niche atomizers

    here are the specific travel size ones i was referring to

    https://rojaparfums.com/products/trial-size
    https://www.franciskurkdjian.com/travel.html
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    Re: Best designer/niche atomizers

    For full bottles, I enjoy using Creed the most. Absolute firehose.

    Second best would be Roja Dove. It's like the BMW of atomizers lol. Not sure how it's done, but it's very easy to control how...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't think anyone is asking you to justify a moderate markup when we've got pricks listing Russian Musk and Inverno Russo on ebay for over a thousand dollars :)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/90/83/0e/90830eee9d1408b547c932a795311485.gif







    Agreed, cheers.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    https://i.postimg.cc/5NF3Bg8W/Screen-Shot-2019-10-12-at-22-16-05.png


    This is a first. "Add to Cart" buttons replaced with a "Read More" button.

    Don't know what they were expecting considering...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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  94. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    I tested and then purchased a full bottle of Vetiver Nocturne. I really enjoy it, but ultimately determined 50ml of a fragrance that only required a single...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    lol, i firmly disagree sir.

    https://i.postimg.cc/m239Z9Ts/Screen-Shot-2019-10-12-at-18-44-29.png
    https://i.postimg.cc/FHDJ3QfC/Screen-Shot-2019-10-12-at-18-47-00.png


    Bortnikoff's in stock...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ya know... it really makes you think how much of a disservice is being done to fans by offering them at “such affordable” price points. Trust me, when it comes to buying a single fragrance, staring...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Lol I freaking love this community
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I do sympathize with your feelings because this was how frustrated i was with the SM/OE2.0 release. It was just as messy because the bottles were ultra limited and the site kept crashing.

    Just...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I feel bad because i advised a gent a few pages back not to fall victim to the fomo because there's no way they'd sell out in a week with samples available BUT they certainly got darn close it seems....
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    Re: What Fragrance Would..

    Haven't seen the most recent film but i'll go with the one i can most easily pull from memory and that's Heath Ledger in the Dark Knight.

    I'm currently wearing Roja's Diaghilev and i can see him...
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