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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress

    I happen to sample IC this weekend (before noticing this thread). It occured to me how similar it was to something I must have worn somewhere in the 80's. What vaguely came to mind was Pierre Cardin...
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    Re: Question for those with a large wardrobe.

    I was astonished last night when I checked my 100 ml (somewhat neglected) bottle of UJEM (bought at Heathrow airport about 5 years ago). The color is significantly darker - like a brewed cup of...
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    Re: Frederic Malle for men

    The first time I sniffed Vetiver Extraordinaire, it reminded me of what its like to walk in a Norwegian forest in the summer. More recently, I've tried Geranium Pour Monsieur - and really like it. ...
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    Re: Frederic Malle @ Barneys

    I couldn't help but notice this as I bumped into the Barneys at the NorthPark Center Mall in Dallas one afternoon about a month ago when I was visiting family in the U.S. I had read so much about...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2010

    Arrived in the mail yesterday:

    2 10ml decants Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur
    1 10ml decant of Histoires de Parfums 1969 Parfum de Révolte
    1 10ml decant of Parfums de Nicolai Maharadja...
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    Re: SotD, Friday, October 29, 2010.

    Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    One thing that UJAlM is not: a "close to the skin scent". I would agree that it is not a very complex scent and probably doesn't develop much beyond that melony accord. But it at least accomplishes...
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    Re: Jo Malone Lime, Basil, & Mandarin

    Speaking of Jo Malone's Lime Basil and Mandarin, I was checking about it Heathrow a few days ago and discovered there's a !!NEW!! slightly different version with Grapefruit (instead of the Mandarin)...
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    While in Andalusia (Spain) last week:
    Terre d'Hermes
    7 (Siete) by Loewe (Those who enjoy Hinoki-like scents will want to check this one out) I noticed the sillage of this one as I walked into a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday August 31, 2010

    Rocabar by Hermès
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    Re: SOTD: Friday August 27, 2010

    Sycomore by Chanel
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday August 26, 2010

    CdG Vettiveru (layered with oud and sandalwood oil)
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    Re: Is Silver Mountain Water too light?

    I was in a locker room not too long ago when I became aware of someone's sillage which I was quite sure was SMW. If anything, I wouldn't say it was 'light'. I would add that I thought the scent,...
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    Re: Chanel Bleu de Chanel (the mediocrity continues)

    It finally showed up over here and an SA let me have a spritz on my wrist. She gave me a split-second before proclaiming, "Isn't it wonderful!?" I was like, "Eh, I think I should let it sit a...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I'm looking forward to trying this as soon as see a tester. What I am wondering is whether those of you who have tried it think you would recognize it if you smelled it on someone else? Often,...
  16. Re: Silliage: Should we focus more on silliage than smelling upclose?

    Being able to dissect out all the notes in a fragrance pyramid does not give me a good idea of what the sillage of a fragrance will be like. Take YSL's Opium or Dior's Poison. I couldn't say what...
  17. Re: Silliage: Should we focus more on silliage than smelling upclose?

    I think this is a very important fragrance issue - at least for the fragrance industry. A fragrance can never be successful if the sillage isn't good. I'm pretty sure that perfumers at houses like...
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 5 July 2010

    Hinoki

    I noticed someone wearing what seemed to be a dry 'contemporary' Citrusy Wood a couple weeks ago (in Spain). I can't get it out of my mind. It could very well have been something else but...
  19. Re: Smooth, semi-sweet, spicy, coniferous, incensy, everydag frag???

    FEA was the one that immediately came to mind over here as well.

    Comme des Garcons as a number of "incense / woody" scents. Have fun sampling! :)
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Eau de Sud by Annick Goutal
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, 23rd May 2010

    Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: S o t D- Thursday, 20th May 2010

    Guerlain Coriolan
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    This sounds like good news! Can't wait to try it! :)
  24. Re: Gay Guys Only!!!! What Fragrance do you like on men?

    I had put on 2 light spritzes of Derby by Guerlain (check out my SotD posted earlier today) before going over to some friends (who happen to be gay) this evening. Out of the blue, one of them said,...
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 8 May 2010

    Guerlain Derby
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Although I'm not 100% sure of it, I think this thread explains the current situation:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/246091

    I'm just guessing (and hoping) that there's a good chance he'll be...
  27. Thread: Essential Oils?

    by Delmar
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    Re: Essential Oils?

    In the "Oudh Ud Aoud <3 erz" Basenotes social group (which you will find here: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=15), essential oil websites, in addition to discussion of everything related...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2010

    Pour Un Homme by CARON 4.2 oz EDT
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Thanks, Mike. With all this nudging, I'm really looking forward to the experience! I might need some tips (perhaps from Mr. G) on how to open it without ruining the ribbons, lol - not to mention...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 29 April 2010

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Thanks, Mr. G.! That was just the kind of nudge I needed. :)
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/delmar_photo/Apres6a.jpg

    I won this one earlier this month - at what I believe was a very decent price (and about 10£ less than my final bid :)). It...
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    Re: my new discovery: Dune by Dior

    I can see I have to revisit my neglected bottle. :rolleyesold:
  34. Re: Chanel Egoiste - i never knew it was a sandalwood prominent scent.

    I recently stumbled across this old thread where the presence of sandalwood in Chanel Egoiste (and Bois des Iles) is discussed at length. Vibrant_Violets discussion was particularly interesting to...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 23rd April 2010

    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage) - current favorite 'office scent'
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Wow! I'd be very interested in knowing what you think of it. (I'm currently wearing Malay Royale - one of my Oriscent samples)
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 21st April 2010

    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage edt)
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 19th April 2010

    Havana Reserva by Aramis
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    It was indeed 100 ml. I'll pm the (ebay) link.

    Edit: The seller informed me before he was about to send it off that, contrary to the ebay listing, the bottle was actually a 50 ml. This purchase...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Amouage Dia for Men (in the vintage 'oriental' style 100 ml bottle)

    Edit: This ebay purchase was canceled (and refunded) when the seller informed me that he noticed on the box that the it was...
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    Re: Scotch whisky-ish?

    We were visiting some friends who had some Lagavulin (a very nice Scotch Whiskey) in the house. It had me associating to La Via del Profumo's Cuba Express. www.profumo.it
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    What would be your 'signature scent', dr creed? :D
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    Re: Date my Dolce Vita(s)..!

    I was checking for Dolce Vita last night on ebay last night. There's quite a variety of EdT versions of out there which suggests that at least some of them must be the earlier versions. It would be...
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    Re: Orange Star by Tauer Perfumes

    In case you haven't seen it yet, here's a recent interview of Andy Tauer where they discuss Orange Star and the new packaging and bottles:
    ...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    @Le Grand Duc, I was just wondering about your Dior La Dolce Vitas. Are they recent "formulations" or are they vintage (closer to the 1996 release)? Would you know if the current formulation is...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Limited Edition (40 ml) L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
  47. Re: What fragrance would Edgar Allan Poe wear if he were alive today?

    Cruel Intentions by Kill-ian :cheesy:
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    Re: gender sensibilities

    I actually think cut flowers look nice - like in a vase. It is VERY COMMON here in Scandinavia to receive flowers when friends come for a visit. You would be considered very odd if you took offense...
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    Re: gender sensibilities

    I thought this made a lot of sense, CanwllCorfe.

    I think most people enjoy, unless it becomes life-threatening or entails dire social consequences, communicating which gender group (or variant...
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday 4th April 2010

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    by
    T A U E R
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    Re: New Tauer flacons

    Check out this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUwhzit2EE&feature=player_embedded#

    I think I did a 180 after seeing it. It would be interesting to know if the new bottles are...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 3 April 2010

    Égoïste by Chanel
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Patou Pour Homme mini (10 ml) for under 10 euros - Ebay in France (hint hint)

    Pd Nicolai samples from Lucky Scent: Odalisque, Sacrebleu, Maharadjah, Vetyver, Nicolai Pour Homme, Maharanih,...
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    I was glad to see the latest review (of Jubilation XXV)! Thanks again, mrclmind!
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    Re: gender sensibilities

    OK, my $0.02 worth.

    The human race would have died out long ago if individuals had no way of communicating gender to one another. We take gender sensibilities dead seriously (whether we're male,...
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    Re: Notes your nose just doesn't like~

    I know what you mean. Coconut seems to get amplified in the sillage affecting the balance of the other notes. A lady at work (it was around noon time) was wearing - 99% sure of it - FM Carnal Flower....
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    I was wondering if anyone had mentioned this one. :) I love it and its a 'must try' IMO - although some will surely find it a little too 'unisex' for their taste.
    I'd also recommend Bvlgari pour...
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday 31 March 2010

    Carven Homme
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    Re: Notes your nose just doesn't like~

    I had a hard time finding one. Here it is: :evil: coconut :evil:
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    Re: Similiar to Old Spice cologne?

    I used to wear my dad's Old Spice in the late 60s early 70s. More recently when I tried Diptyque's Eau Lente, I was like, "this is not all that different from Old Spice!". I'd like to test them...
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 29th March 2010

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle
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    Re: L'Instant de Guerlain

    I found that the edp and edt to be different enough to be considered different, although related, fragrances. The edt seems "fresher" to me and would be the one I'd choose for summer.
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    Re: Cruel Intentions, by By Kilian

    Cruel Intentions was one I was warming up to as I sampled it a few years ago and even recall having discussed the possibility of doing some kind of split with another BNer. Luca Turin's negative...
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday 28th March 2010

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle
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    Re: New Tauer flacons

    My initial reaction, based on the photo (which had visually confusing elements in the background), was similar to Slim's. I'd like to see a better photo. From what I see, I can't say as that kind of...
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    I couldn't agree more. Fragrance reviews on YouTube aren't new, but the way you are doing them is totally original IMO. I liked the way you demonstrated with this review how a fragrance's top and...
  67. Thread: A Delicate Rose

    by Delmar
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    Re: A Delicate Rose

    If you plan on ordering samples from Lucky Scent (one of the best sources of "niche" samples), you might consider including Andy Tauer's Une Rose Chypree. The quality of the rose he uses in is very...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 17th March 2010

    Histoire de Parfums 1828 Jules Verne
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    You must be blessed with one of the best noses out there, mrclmind! How you instantaneously pick out so many different notes at the various stages never ceases to amaze me. These review are so...
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    Re: Score : Musc Ravageur

    MR happened to be my "go to bed" scent last night. Being an edp, that half-spritz seemed more than enough. Great stuff! I'd say you got a great deal!
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 12th March 2010

    started the morning off with:
    D I O R
    Fahrenheit Absolute


    after a visit to the gym this afternoon:
    AMOUAGE
    D I A
    (from a sample)
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Thanks again for another most enjoyable video!

    I was inspired to wear PdN Maharadjah (from a sample) today. I had written it off the first time I sampled it months ago - probably due to that...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 10th March 2010

    Sel de Vetiver by TDC
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Thanks, mrclmind! Now I know how to pronounce "sillage"! :) Consider me a fan!!

    Edit: After a few minutes intense search, I managed to locate my sample of Maharadjah. That short opening is...
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    Re: Why Do I Hate Guerlain??

    Its interesting that you like New York. Did you know that Patricia de Nicolai's maternal grandmother was Francine Guerlain, daughter of Pierre Guerlain?
  76. Thread: Lmao

    by Delmar
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    Re: Lmao

    I was impressed with how much info about so many fragrances got packed into such a short space of time. He even knew enough about le Male to add that it might not work best in hot weather before...
  77. Thread: Lmao

    by Delmar
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    Re: Lmao

    I believe he actually said "something women would never put on their bod" (as in body).
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    Re: Holy f..., I found Loewe para hombre

    Nice pics dr.creed! My splash bottle of the vintage Para Hombre arrived yesterday :). This is an example of when doing a blind buy (which this was :p) can be justified IMO. It seemed exactly like...
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    Re: Roja Dove Semi-Bespoke Perfumes

    Did you find out which one was the "slightly animalic and woody"? Was it the no. 6?
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    Poll: Re: Do you mind if a scent is linear?

    It definitely depends on the fragrance or even the single note (like in an essential oil). Some fragrances, by their very nature, are trite and boring (or maybe even cloying) compared to others...
  81. Re: Friends, Romans, Countrymen Lend Me Thine Ears.

    Eau de Cologne Impériale by Guerlain - to start out the day...

    Les Nuits de Hadrien by Annick Goutal for the evening :)
  82. Re: Attn: MEN! What 5 women's fragrances would be a MUST to have.....

    Chanel No. 19
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Guerlian Vol de Nuit
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 2nd March 2010

    Oriscent's Borneo 3000
    I only wish I had bought a full bottle (rather than the sample) when they still had it.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    PG Cadjmere
    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire
    FM Carnal Flower
    Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    authentic oud oils from Assam (India), Borneo, Merauke (West Papua)
  85. Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I complimented a guy once on the fragrance he was wearing. It turned out to be Axe Africa. I was a more than a little dumbfounded when he told me.
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    Re: S o t D ~ 27 February 2010

    Profumum Fumidus
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 26th February 2010

    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834
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    Re: best oud = agarwood scents ???

    I'm going to have to get on to this one! :)
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 25th February 2010

    Amouage Gold
    first time from a sample
  90. Re: what does patchouli smell like and what should i try for reference?

    I had been wearing Serge Lutens' Borneo 1834 prior to knowing what patchouli smelled like. I later was trying Profumum's Thundra and thought, 'hmmm, this smells quite a bit like Borneo 1834'. As it...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 23rd February, 2010

    Acqua Santa
    La Via del Profumo
  92. Re: Yet another fragrance marketed at the gay demographic, complete with horrible pun.

    ******
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, February 19

    SotM: Fahrenheit Absolute by DIOR

    SotE: Derby (Les Parisiennes) by GUERLAIN

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMIT!
  94. Re: Newer Derby vs/ Older version - your thoughts please..

    I was a little curious about the "which" version of Derby is described in Luca Turin's review in Perfumes: The Guide. For what it's worth: there is no hint of the newer version (also mentioned in the...
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    Re: A little less mrclmind again

    You were surely missed during the last 'pause' and it was such a nice surprise the day you showed up again! Thanks for letting us know this time! :D
  96. Re: Longevity Question for AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo Offerings

    I have a few La Via del Profumos, either in the form of small bottles or samples. Although they all wear fairly "close to the skin", I think they vary somewhat in the sillage / longevity department....
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    Re: recommend me a good spicy citrus??

    Annick Goutal's Les Nuits d'Hadrien
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    Re: Tobacco scent with best sillage and longevity?

    La Via del Profumo has yet another "tobacco" by the name of Chillum which features tobacco and sandalwood (and this is mysore sandalwood). As I own a small bottle of Tabac and a large sample of...
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    Re: Why do many people avoid niche?

    For many, the only "point" of wearing a fragrance is to be noticed as someone who "smells nice". That is OK. I don't think it is necessary to seek out the world of niche fragrances and spend a lot...
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    Re: best oud = agarwood scents ???

    Finding the "best oud" will never be like finding your "best rose" or "best cedar" scent simply because genuine high quality agarwood (from which genuine oud oil is distilled) - or high quality...
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