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  1. Thread: Angélique Encens

    by Lian
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    Re: Angélique Encens

    The boutique in France quoted me 190 euro for 75 ml bottle of Angelique Encens. I just cant justify going to Paris for it and they refused to ship it to me :(
  2. Re: Recommendations for under £70, for someone who likes Lutens

    https://www.fragrancex.com/search/search_results?stext=serge%20lutens

    has them for around £40-60, shipping isn't too bad and they often have coupons going on that gives you 15% off ( kinda pays...
  3. Thread: Angélique Encens

    by Lian
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    Re: Angélique Encens

    I've been told its available too in Paris Boutiques, but not in the UK. Trying to get an email address for France because Im no longer fluent in speaking it :s
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    Re: The newest Perfume Guide by Turin and Sanchez.

    I just dont understand the hype around some of the scents, but Im glad I tried them. Its nice to discover new things to try that arent £800 pounds
  5. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - 500 Years & Spice Must Flow

    Can anyone drop me the name of the seller of samples? I looked on ebay but couldnt find it, and I cant hunt ebay for 30 min at work :s
  6. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - 500 Years & Spice Must Flow

    I think its only the main store in London that will have it. i asked 2 Selfridges in Manchester and neither had it.
  7. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - 500 Years & Spice Must Flow

    How was it hednic?
  8. Re: Tanja Sanchez on NPR Marketplace, talking perfume and The Guide

    Thought the same thing about promoting it. Its a bit frustrating to have them rave about a scent that is priced so high you cant even try it ( on a normal budget).

    Im desperate for perfume, but...
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    Re: Newest Bond No. 9 Lafayette Street

    I smelled it in harrods and liked it. Not ground breaking or anything, but it was somewhat interesting. Seemed like a compliment getter
  10. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - 500 Years & Spice Must Flow

    500 years one looks to be house of york or tudor rose?
  11. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - 500 Years & Spice Must Flow

    Im surprised there isnt more known. Does etat libre usually not have some weird marketing blurb go go with a launch?

    I love the dune reference and the bottle, but the 500 year one has me puzzled...
  12. Thread: Creed in Iceland

    by Lian
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    Re: Creed in Iceland

    It's been a good 6 years since I lived in Iceland but from my recollection there is no place that sells Creed. If there were one it would not be cheaper than mainland Europe but a lot more expensive.
  13. Thread: Cute Story

    by Lian
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    Re: Cute Story

    Tell her she should get rid of some shoes, purses or coats instead. Or foundation. You dont need spares, but it's nice to have then on hand
  14. Re: Interlude Man or Journey Man.........Which Do You Prefer??

    I'd go for Interlude as well. It's great
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    Re: Best masculine rose for hot days?

    Came here to suggest this. It's good, crisp, melancholic and a bit standoffish vibe I get from it.
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    Re: New Guerlain Dress Code

    That bottle is gorgeous!
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    Adding to the love of Jungle
    I wore it twice last week. Its such an unusual fragrance. A gourmande that isnt all vanilla and a pleasure to wear. I sometimes worry it isnt getting enough love to be...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2018

    I was the same, it's ok. Not amazing, not bad, does the job. I'd be tempted to get it if it was on sale and hugely discounted basically. I found it was easy to wear with other scents too.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2018

    Pink Fresh Couture (2017) by Moschino. It's vole but it was the only unworn sample I found quickly in my desk. I'm going to try and scrub it off
  20. Re: What perfume/fragrance makes you think of insanity? ;)

    I think it depends on the type of insane person.

    A sociopath who is desperate to blend in and appear normal would wear whatever is popular and decent, so yes maybe Aventus or if they aren't...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2018

    Sounds like me! I'll keep an eye out for it.

    Today I'm wearing something very different to that

    Lyric Man
    It's a lot fresher than Interlude Man and I think I prefer Interlude Man. Lyric is...
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    Re: Fragrances you loved, now you don’t...

    THIS!

    Tabac Blond was given to me by my ex and its hard to distance myself from that memory because fragrance played a big part in me finding out he was cheating on me. Like This..was one of the...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - I'm scared

    I'm considering buying Interlude Man because I find it pretty interesting to wear. I'm now wearing Lyric Man and it is a lot more easy and not that special? I like how interlude man is a very sweet...
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    Re: What Fragrance smells like Early 2002 ?

    Boss Bottled or Egoiste for sure
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    https://bloomperfume.co.uk/
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Le Mat just reminded me of Dzing! I didnt get much rose :(
  27. Re: Alexander McQueen Launches A Collection Of 8 Scents!

    It doesnt sound very original. I wont seek them out to try. OFr the price they are asking though it better be something special.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2018

    Amouage Dia, it's nice and fresher than I thought
  29. Re: What does a "textbook" "typical" chypre smell like?

    I ordered Chypre by Coty and after smelling it I had a much better understanding of chypre. It makes a perfume bubble and sparkle. Compare normal water to sparkling water and that is what the effect...
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    Re: What do perfume counters do with testers...

    It's very interesting. At Selfridges in Manchester they no longer stock the Amouage Opus line, but they have the testers locked away. They'll bring them out for people to try the scents as you can...
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    Re: UKers check out LUSH perfumes!

    The store is so strongly scented its very difficult to go in and smell just perfume tbh. If you want to sample perfume here is what I recommend

    - First phase: learn layout of store. Find the...
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    Re: What's Up with Rozy?

    Hi

    If you dont mind ordering from the UK then I found samples and bottled of the EDP here
    https://bloomperfume.co.uk/products/rozy-edp

    but the extrait is sold out in full bottle form but you...
  33. Re: Which male fragrance bottle would be your weapon of choice in a fistfight?

    Tiziana Terenzi bottles are heavy and will pack a punch. I'd also try Dangerous Complicity because I have gone off the scent and it's a decent sized bottle.
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    New York Intense is lovely! I'm going to give it to family members because its so good. If you like'd the Tauer you got it might be worth checking outmore of his work. I'd recommend Reverie au...
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    Re: Fragrances you've regretted wearing

    I remember once I tested a perfume that was awful & strong ( they always are) I spent the whole day apologizing to people I worked with. I think it must have been Arabie or something like that from...
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    Re: Masculine Jasmine Fragrances

    I third this suggestion. It's wonderfully dry and the tobacco makes it much more masculine.
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Maybe because usually we sample a ton of perfume and try to keep up with new releases, and after the Guide our To-Try backlog has increased 10 fold? It's entirely self imposed on my side, but you...
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    Re: What would Tuco from Breaking Bad wear?!

    Something from Escada
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Today
    Twilly- Hermes- 5 stars
    I first briefly smelled this in an airport when it come out and reckoned that the topnotes were brilliant and then it was boring. Today, the topnotes linger a bit...
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    Re: Has anyone gotten Miyako by Auphorie yet?

    How office friendly is it? My the sounds of I think it isnt at all? For reference I think everything in my current wardrobe is office friendly, just maybe in moderation
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    Re: What’s the most fine leather perfume you know?

    Tabac Blonde by Caron, I get more leather and suede from it than tobacco. I
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    it's very sad when it dissipates and smells very different in here than in chamomile tea
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    Re: Moving Overseas with a perfume collection

    I think if you but them in your stow away luggage then its ok? I had no issue moving a huge number of bottles, but I didnt fit them all into 1 suitcase. I spread it over 3 of them, so each suitcase...
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Gratte Ciel: Collection!

    I'm so happy to realize I'm not the only one who tips the normal bottles. I thought it was just me :(
  45. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    @Francolino, your Wardrobe has so much to pick from. I decided I'd take your Interlude for Men by Amouage. I tried it this weekend and it's on my list of potential buys.
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    Re: Moving Overseas with a perfume collection

    Ship everything else in boxes with movers and bring your collection spread over a few suitcases that you take by plane. It's what I did when I moved from the US to the UK.
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    Re: H&M Launches A Collection Of 25 Scents

    LOL. This nearly made me choke on my coffee because I was laughing !

    I'm curious to see what they can do for such a price. With the packaging, shipping costs etc there isnt much left for a profit...
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    Re: What scent brings you nostalgia?

    City Glam for Her- by Emporio Armani. It was my signature scent for a few years and suited the environment perfectly. I havent had a bottle in at least 10 years because its so silly expensive on...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Korrigan- Lubin- 5 stars
    I tried Korrigan yesterday, and it just smelled like a strong vanilla whiskey. I'd suggest it to men who want to wear sweeter scents but not feel "girly" It's really good....
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Yup, first sample I got was a different version and it was awful. When I got the right version I bought a bottle immediately. It is lovely.



    I have a sample at home and waiting for a good...
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    Re: L'Artisan Blind Buy Tip

    Get Fou d' Absinthe. It's amazing on guys. Traversee is a sweet fragrance, it has to be your thing. I really like it, but I know my bf would never wear it. I find Bois Farine terrible.
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    It was nice and good, but the sense of it being a fancy deodorant was strong and I'm reluctant to pay TDC prices for it.

    Today I wore Narciso, the real version in EDP too and ordered a bottle of...
  53. Re: Oi Oi! What are UK basenoters wearing in the heatwave!

    I havent adjusted what I wear fragrance wise...yet
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    Re: Killiannials - Thats Killian for millennials...

    Yeah, not sure this is going to work.

    Like donna255 said about EL hiring a Kardashian to appeal to a younger public, creating a subbrand to appeal to them etc. It didnt work.
    I think people see...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Frderic Malle- Superstitious- 4 stars
    I'm not getting much jasmine, but I'm getting all the rose. A lot of rose. Think Serge Lutens approach to rose in Sa Majesté la Rose. There is also a sharper...
  56. Re: Creed will launch new fragrance in partnership with Nieman Marcus!

    Only feminine Creed I have liked was Angelique Encens and none of the others impressed me. I do like the masculine Creeds more, and have worn samples of them etc. So this news leaves me..not...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    The Different Company- Une Nuit Magnétique- 5 stars
    ginger /rose deodorant? It really does smell cheap, but fresh and nice at the same time. It has that metallic feeling to it that is in...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Miyako sounds pretty good now, I really love peach notes in perfumes.

    Wearing something different to that today

    Aedes de Venustas - iris Nazarena - 5 star
    A very dry iris, and leather, it...
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    Re: IFRA question/My health

    I second the advice of going fragrance free for an extended period of time to see if you feel you have improved. If you have it will give you a starting point and from there you can see which...
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    Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Got Imitation Woman now. Just sprayed it on. Top notes very clearly evoke Jasmine & Ylang. It almost feels like a crazy sugared jasmine. Then the ylang comes in to make it more like a caramel...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I'm starting to get intrigued by Orion, Veil now. It's only available in bigger bottles now, and it doesnt seem like a safe blind buy. Ambergreen sounds pretty nice too.
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I dont think its barely perceptible, but it's very easy to wear in an office. It lasted a good 12 hours on me though, but its subtle. You dont always want to wear something loud.

    Today
    Etat...
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    Re: Sundrunk by Imaginary Authors

    Sounds lovely and the bottle is nice to look at though. I might give it a try :D
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    Re: Fragrances Too Good To Wear? Name Yours!

    Angelique Encense from Creed for me as well and Tubéreuse Criminelle

    I'd wear AE a lot more if it was easy to replace, but we all know its not. TC is just maybe a bit more tricky to wear every...
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    Re: The Dark Lord : Ex Tenebris Lux By Kilian

    Hate the name, love the notes
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    Nah, I got the same. It's not you but I think many of the ones out there are EDC formulation and I think we are so used to any oudy, black tea scent to be full on RICH and LOUD that this comes across...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I'd love to know what you find when you try the one star and 2 star fragrances. Whether you actually like them or not so much. There are some fragrances that I like that were rated low.

    Today ...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Today

    Nicolai- New York Intense- 5 stars
    This is good. I smelled the original New York and as I recall I wasnt too impressed. But I like this. I dont think its particularly powdery though. I...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I think at the release of "Like This.." by ELDO on basenotes we were pretty favourable of it. That might be because we were surprised that it wasnt a standard fruity floral gourmand that all...
  70. Thread: Amouage

    by Lian
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    Re: Amouage

    I do like a pretty bottle. Even if no one sees it, to me it adds a little something when I use it.
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I'll take a chance if the bottle is cheap, but usually I'll try and secure a sample first. I don't think I'll be able to sample everything that has gotten me interested but enough to keep me busy! ...
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I want to re-smell Twilly. I smelled it at the airport and thought it was pretty decent for a mass market fragrance but I wasn't convinced to spray it on skin nor buy it.

    Today Im wearing ...
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    Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    Hi

    Like many of you I went on a sampling ordering spree after reading the latest edition of Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez' Perfumes the Guide 2018.

    The samples have started to come in, and I...
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    Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    bottles are stunning will try the juice, it cant be worse than beach hut
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    Re: Lovers of House Caron

    Eeek! I'll keep an eye out for Caron sales. Sadly many of the ones I love are not widely for sale anyway :/
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    Re: Lunch with Francis Kurkdjian!

    Fun read!
  77. Thread: New Perfume Guide

    by Lian
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    If you move often ,you start to really value being able to carry 400 books on a single device versus 20 heavy boxes. Long live the kindle. Also they float in the bath tub, however I dont recommend...
  78. Thread: Korrigan

    by Lian
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    Re: Korrigan

    Just ordered a sample, I ordered a bunch of the 5 star ones to see what's it all about.
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Gratte Ciel: Collection!

    The bottles look very cool, but I'm very glad I stocked up on normal A La Nuit
  80. Thread: Caron vs SD

    by Lian
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    Re: Caron vs SD

    Third Man! I love to smell it on guys, it's not too expensive (anymore) but it smells that way
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    Re: OMG--"Date" perfume advice sought please

    I'd go for Infusion D'Iris. It will play nice in the hot weather, it's not too intrusive and distracting. You don't want the other person to be too obsessed with your perfume you are wearing to the...
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    Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    I think at basenotes we'd go for the "smaller bottle option" because we tend to hoard scents and have a massive collection, When I look at my coworkers hwo has at most 3 perfumes she uses I don't...
  83. Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I like wearing fragrance to the dentist, it calms me a bit more. The only thing I have learned is not to wear lipstick because well that never stays on well for obvious reasons
  84. Re: What's your favorite scent based item to gift to people?

    I started to give my little brother fragrance gifts, and his Creed habit is difficult to sustain :( I blame his snobby friends who say that anything ( clothes, shoes, transport) needs to cost a...
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    Re: What is your favorite lavender designer?

    Etat Libre D' Orange Antiheros
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26127049.html

    Sublime lavender. Otherwise, like some people mentioned I'd got for Third Man or For Men both by Caron
  86. Re: NEW: Thierry Mugler - Angel Fruity Fair For Women!

    tried it and i'm not wowed
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    Re: Good jasmine fragrances?

    A La Nuit and you can stop your hunting. I remember Lust by Lush and I find A La Nuit better, however I think you might enjoy Jasmin by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier more. I remember finding them very...
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    Re: Perfume Directory Inclusion Request

    Can a new house be added?
    They are called Bon Parfumeur and Im starting to collect a good number of bottles from them
    https://www.bonparfumeur.com

    I also added Russian Princess by Brocard, the...
  89. Re: Do you plan out your week, next day fragrance or pick at random in the moment?

    day to day its a spur of the moment decision. For anything beyond the normal then I will think about it more carefully.
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    Re: Best perfume for gymming

    If you have to wear fragrance, then something light and fresh. But I reckon you are fine with just deodorant. Sometimes people wear way too much of either and it makes it hard to breathe, and being...
  91. Re: NEW: Montale Aqua Gold, Vanilla Cake, Orchid Powder, and Fantastic Oud.

    Aaaaaaaaaaand?
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    Re: Take this Quiz with a Twist.

    I'd go for A. And the fragrance I can imagine it to be would be Angelique Encens by Creed. It's stunning and only available in large quantities on occasion. I have an old 75 ml tester that I wear on...
  93. Re: NEW: Pierre Guillaume (Huitieme Art) - Superlady For Women!

    synthetic chewy candy, that's what it smells like to. It's all top notes and the middle/base is a snoozefest
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange test fest

    if I buy a decent sized bottle of it then I intend to wear it. I love Putain des Palaces, Like This and Complicity. I wear them when the mood strikes and finished 2 bottles of Putain. I think Rien...
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    Re: How to buy Ambre Narguilé?

    I like the skinny bottles. They are easy to travel with. I do get the feeling that sometimes the sweetness can be overwhelming though. It's not every time I wear it, but on occasion I get fed up with...
  96. Re: Online Distributors vs Brick and Mortar Stores

    When there is more than 50£ difference between brick and mortar stores and an online retailer, it's hard not to use the online retailer. Although i think the brick and mortar stores will do you...
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    Re: Blind Buy Advice Needed: Guerlain Nahema

    HI, I own Nahema and I think you'll like it. To me its a blend between Voleur de Roses and Rose de Nuit. I find it more "buttery" almost and a bit nutty. I's not as bright as Voleur de Roses and not...
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    Re: Kingsman the secret service

    I do the same. Sometimes you just want to turn your brain off and relax. After a busy week at work, you dont always have the energy to be more intellectually stimulated and challenged. That said,...
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    Re: Favorite Discoveries of 2017?

    Discovered a new house Phaedon. I won a bottle of Eau simple, a very nice and clean easy to wear cucumber scent. And I want to get a bottle of Ilanguara . I'm on a more "easy to wear" unisex...
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    I liked it but I just cant justify the price for it when there are tons of perfumes that come quite close to it. I mean its not really ground breaking is it? I wonder if you could combine two...
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