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  1. Thread: Amouage Dia Man

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    Re: Amouage Dia Man

    Olfactory fatigue sets in reallllly fast for this. I would prefer it to be slightly stronger though, although part of the allure of Dia is its flighty and flirty nature - it disappears when you want...
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    Re: Honour by Amouage - New Fragrance!

    The notes sound pretty heavy to be wearing in the heat. Patiently waiting for samples to come out for this :)
  3. Poll: Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Honours for Men and Women

    Hmmm sounds like harmonious dissonance is the key concept in Honour. The poster seems to reflect that concept too. I think its designed to be that way to reflect the idea of something that sort of...
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    Honour by Amouage - New Fragrance!

    Here's the new upcoming fragrance by Amouage!

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/behind-the-bottle-with-christopher-chong-amouage-honour-man-and-woman-memorial-day-draw/

    Whoever tried it already, do...
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    Re: New to Amouage...which scent for which season?

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    Re: New to Amouage...which scent for which season?

    Ditto to that!

    Wow you actually got full 100ml bottles for the entire men's collection? *salutes* :P

    I would actually find all of them wearable in any season. It's just how you apply them. That...
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    Re: creed spice and wood heavenly!!!

    ^ I concur. Anyways its a pity the distributor of Creed in Singapore is not bringing this in, not even samples. Ah well.
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    Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    i hope they reformulate this to be something stronger and longer lasting like they did with Dia. If it can happen once, it can happen again... right? right??! *crosses fingers*
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    I just got this, and somehow, to my nose, it seems less potent than I thought. Went with 4 sprays, and my colleagues at work weren't complaining at all. In fact I asked if I overapplied and they had...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    hey man don't be discouraged by one or two negative reviews. One of the beauties of Amouage is how some of its scents can create such polarizing opinions. I remember reading so many reviews of Epic...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    ehhh where IS Hillaire's review?
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Epic vs Creed Bois du Portugal

    I would actually go with Epic because it's somewhat easier to wear to my nose. BDP feels heavy and exceedingly rich upon application, and it remains as such for the entire length of the drydown. Epic...
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    Re: Which to choose for a luxury cruise?

    My experience was that if one sprays lightly with XXV, it tends to stay a tad too close to the body after 2 hours. I think XXV is meant to make its presence felt in the first few hours, before it...
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    Re: Which to choose for a luxury cruise?

    Ciel for the day and XXV for the evening.
  15. Re: Info on Amouage «Ciel homme» bottle & concentration

    The last time I sent them an email, it took them almost a month to reply me. The emailed started with, "I'm sorry for the late reply..." Quite the understatement, no?
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    Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    Hey volley, can you tell us more about Memoir Man? Is it, in your opinion, a cold weather scent, or can it be worn in warmer weather with a lighter hand?
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    Re: Creed Woods & Spice - let's speculate...

    You just proved Sculpture's point you know? :/ Anyways, I do enjoy reading Sculpture's posts about Amouage, because he brings a different dimension to the fragrances and opens my eyes (or nose) to...
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    Poll: Re: What's wrong with BOIS DU PORTUGAL?

    hmmmm... I actually get at least 8 hours of it on my skin, with projection to boot. I think it might be your nose getting accustomed to it, assuming you wear it almost every other day. This is one...
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    Re: This one is for the LURKERS>>>PLEASE READ

    I'm a MUNCHKIN! :DDDDDD
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV vs. Jo Malone Pomegranate

    XXV feels very opulent for me. It's a great fragrance no doubt. I had the misfortune of applying XXV on my neck once, and I felt harassed by it for 8+ hours. Like Oslo-Fjord, I got a headache after...
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    Re: This one is for the LURKERS>>>PLEASE READ

    Amouage Dia for men. As close to my holy grail as I will possibly get :D
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    Re: Masculine Floral clean/shower fresh???????

    Amouage Ciel. Fresh and "watery", as if you've just stepped out of the shower and you're dressed in a fresh, white linen shirt.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Epic or Amouage Jubilation xxv.

    I've received comments that Epic smells very mature, while XXV smells homely and relaxed. My vote still goes to Epic. Love the crisp pepper berries in the top and sparkling frankincese throughout....
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    Re: Amouage Epic: Dissecting the scent

    i get a shimmering, sparkling vibe resonating from the depths of the woods and incense in the base of Epic. It seems so transparent and voluptuous at the same time. Only got this on my second wearing...
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae255/minkymousse/nd1110.jpg
    Tested this numerous times, and I love how deceptive this one can be. It's light, yet strong at the same time.
    ...
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    Re: Amouage Epic: Dissecting the scent

    the notes pyramid includes castoreum as one of the notes. I've never smelled what castoreum was like, but the leather i get from the base seems also suede-like. very very smooooth.
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    Re: Amouage Epic: Dissecting the scent

    I just wore this out today and my friend said it was pretty heavy. He said it reminded him of his family burning oud wood every Thursday. There's something in the base notes gives it sparkling...
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    Amouage Epic: Dissecting the scent

    Hi guys!

    I just received my Epic for men sample and would like anyone and everyone to chime in on your analysis on how this scent develops on your skin!

    I'll get the ball rolling. Upon first...
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    Re: Amouage: The Packaging

    Hey scentologist. Reading your post about amouage's packaging is getting me itchy for some purchases from them :P

    Do you prefer Epic to XXV? Whats the main difference between the two?
  30. Thread: Amouage dillemma

    by ccck
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    Re: Amouage dillemma

    Thanks for the review! Just to clarify, XXV starts of with an austere incensy aura with a fruity sweet accord that recedes into the background as the scent drys down. What about Epic? Based on the...
  31. Thread: Amouage dillemma

    by ccck
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    Re: Amouage dillemma

    bumping this up! Has anyone else sampled Tribute? Do share what your thoughts about it! :D
  32. Thread: Amouage dillemma

    by ccck
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    Re: Amouage dillemma

    What are your thoughts on Epic for men? How does it compare to XXV? Would love to hear your opinion!
  33. Thread: Amouage dillemma

    by ccck
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    Re: Amouage dillemma

    I like your suggestion, but I'm a bottle freak! :( Somehow, just owning the juice alone seems incomplete to me. I'll admit that its an expensive idiosyncrasy :P

    Have you tried tribute? Could I...
  34. Thread: Amouage dillemma

    by ccck
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    Amouage dillemma

    Hey guys,

    I have a problem.

    I don't know if I should spend the cash and get Dia and Jubilation (at 50ml each) or get a 12ml Tribute instead.

    I have sampled Dia and Jubilation several times...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: July 2010

    Can't get the pictures to show, but the link is there :huh:

    Vintage Vol de Nuit in parfum concentration. Somehow, this classic invokes a certain melancholy that brings back sad memories.... I can...
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    Re: in defense of: Original Santal by Creed

    Strangely enough, I enjoy the opening blast of OS with its creamy sweetness, but I cannot stand the mid notes when the lavender and juniper kicks in. The whole thing gets soooo high strung it numbs...
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    Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    GIT is one of those scents where your nose won't be able to smell it after 2 hrs, but others ard you can smell it. 4 sprays is good enuff for me
  38. Thread: Agar Aura

    by ccck
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    Agar Aura

    hey guys. I came across this website selling oud oils and noticed that they are much cheaper than other websites like oriscents and agarscents bazaar.

    Has anyone tried their ouds? What are your...
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    I thought the only branch of Escentials is at Tangs? I was told the branch at Raffles Hotel was closed years ago
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    matthew, I think u just cleared out a quarter of Escential's Serge Luten's stock in one week :P
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    For the export line, its S$162 (US$112)

    for the haute concentration line, its S$202 (US$140)


    BTW matthew, you must have made the SA at Escentials swooooon with joy with your purchase :P
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    Re: Did Pierre Bourdon create Green Irish Tweed?

    i think this particular issue has been discussed ad nausem. Not so long ago, a member of basenotes had the opportunity to interview Erwin Creed and he asked the very same question you are asking now....
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    Re: You must choose ONE!

    Acier Aluminum. Ambergris and vanilla in divine union.
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    Re: Creed will have 5 new releases this year?

    is this referring to the men's fragrance?
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    Re: My first Creed experience: Imperial Millesime

    i understand how you might be disappointed with MI. When i first sampled it on my skin, my impression was how it seemed so much like ck One's top notes. But upon purchasing it and spraying it on my...
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    Re: Brands going Uphill

    Is Creed coming up with a new men's fragrance this summer? They're mighty secretive about it, aren't they...;)
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    Re: How reliable is Agarscents Bazaar?

    I think there are many varying qualities of Oud which gives rise to the difference in prices. I have heard great things about Agarscents, and in fact, I'm going to purchase their White Ambergris...
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    Re: YSL Body Kouros - Your Testimonies, Please?

    It opens with a powerful gasoline note (i think its the vanilla and the incense). it's got high sillage and above average longevity. The drydown is a sensual vanilla incense, but u need to tolerate...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009)

    Im sorry to burst your bubble, but the creed you got off from ebay is most probably a fake. I would know, cus i've been a victim before. If you want to get creeds, get them from fragrancenet and not...
  50. Re: Opium, you know the one that is supposedly for Women:

    If i recall correctly, the parfum is more patchouli dominant than the EDP, which is a tad heavy on amber. IMO, the patchouli dominant parfum makes it far more unisex than the EDP. The special thing...
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    Re: Creed will have 5 new releases this year?

    I'm with you on this one. I'm looking forward to any new men's scent from them! :)
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    Re: Creed will have 5 new releases this year?

    Its funny how you seem to bash Creed the same way you claim that they make their claims: entirely without substantiation and proof.

    If the British Royal family really did issue a letter telling...
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    Re: Private Tabarome Vaulted

    VT lasts about 8 plus hours on me. After the 5th hour or so, the scent doesn't project very much, but it lends to the wearer a powdery aura that hangs quite close to the skin.
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    Your Fave "Feel Good" Scent

    Every now and then, there are those days when you wake up; it's cold, you're sleepy and you're just not in the mood to do anything else other than to get back in bed.

    And on days like these,...
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    Re: Royal Delight...Delightful!

    I'm quite tempted to make a blind buy out of this scent. Anyone who's going to advise me against it? ;):D;)
  56. Thread: Ambergris frags

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    Re: Ambergris frags

    Erolfa, along with MI, have very very prominent ambergris notes of all the Creed scents (I think). I'm also looking for GREY amber prominent scents and not RESIN amber scents. Even scents stating...
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    Re: Give Original Santal another chance!

    There's something about OS that makes it slightly gourmand, but not overtly so like many Luten scents. I think the closest comparison to OS is cotton candy laced with a touch of caramel. When applied...
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    Re: SotD, Wed- 18 Feb 09

    Tabarome Millesime
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Acier Aluminium 75ml (95%) full. It's a blind buy, so I'm crossing my fingers, and I hope I will like it. Thanks to Circa1905!:beer:
  60. Re: How long does Tab Millesime last and project for you?

    if there is anything i noticed about creeds, it's that their fragrances normally lend an aura around the user as opposed to sillage wafting off the skin, like most fragrances do. More often than not,...
  61. Re: How long does Tab Millesime last and project for you?

    Maybe I need to apply Tab Mill on my clothes. That might help it to stay on longer :rolleyes:

    hmmm.... Does anybody know if any online discounters (those who ship internationally) carry Bois du...
  62. Re: How long does Tab Millesime last and project for you?

    I've given up on MI. I think it lasts about 4+ hours on me before it fades away into an ultra close skin scent :( I really would like to get my hands on BDP, but my local retailer doesn't carry it....
  63. How long does Tab Millesime last and project for you?

    I just bought a bottle of this and have so far been somewhat disappointed with its sillage and longevity. I just wanna ask the rest if this scent lasts and projects for you (just wondering if it is...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    A few months ago, I got a tad carried away with my OV sample and doused myself with it. For 3-4 hours, I honestly thought I could photosynthesize. Anyways, I do suggest storing your new OV well away...
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    Re: A clarification of the Montale lines

    Is the confidential collection for sale at all? If so, how much are they going for?
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Tabarome Millesime 75ml. I blew my monthly budget :( Probably am not going to buy anything till april. Im pretty saddened by the fact that the creed testers at my local departmental store are so...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    OV projects for about 5hrs when applied on the skin and stays really close after that. I do suggest applying a 2nd layer about 30 mins after the first application, or just carry an atomiser with you...
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    Re: Who Shops With FragranceX - Feedback?

    You know what sucks the most? The fact that you have to CALL them. And I'm in Singapore. That is literally half way around the freaking globe. Thank God for Skype, 'cause if it wasn't for it I...
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    Re: Ordering from Montale directly

    I'm so so so soooo sorely tempted to get blue amber with extra juice. Strangely enough, I like the end part of its drydown more than the mid notes. The vetiver makes it alot more wearable than the...
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    Re: Ordering from Montale directly

    i'm probably going to ask them to up the dosage anyways even though i'm a first time buyer. what's the worst that could happen? a few unconscious strangers doesn't hurt anybody.
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    Re: Who Shops With FragranceX - Feedback?

    I ordered OV from them and the juice turned out to be really old. The date on the box was cut out and the bottle had scratches on the cap and the lot number blanked out. The juice was obviously tired...
  72. Thread: Is it spoilt ?

    by ccck
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    Re: Is it spoilt ?

    I've read somewhere that it's a good idea to wipe the stopper clean on ur clothes (on some dark parts so you don't stain your clothes) before you put the stopper back on the bottle. This will prevent...
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    Re: Creed. Is there one for me?

    I'm going to suggest a dark horse.

    Original Santal. This one took me about 3 weeks of sampling to "get it". The sweet opening of juniper berries and cinnamon threw me off totally when I first...
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    Re: Perfumeshoppe.com website down?

    no worries. The website is up and running :) :) :)
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    Re: Perfumeshoppe.com website down?

    oops sorry my bad. www.theperfumeshoppe.com still doesn't work. ah well. hopefully it's going to be up and running tomorrow.. :/
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    Re: Perfumeshoppe.com website down?

    That. Does. Not. Sound. Good. (T_T)
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    Perfumeshoppe.com website down?

    hi all. I tried accessing perfumeshoppe.com a few moments ago to check the status of my order and I couldn't get the page to load. Do any of you have the same problems? I just wanna confirm that is...
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    Re: Ordering from Montale directly

    If its going to take 21 days to get from Europe to the US, I wouldn't want to guess how long it will take for it to get to South East Asia. (T_T)
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    Re: Ordering from Montale directly

    been there done that... he hasn't replied my messages here on basenotes and my emails to him :p
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    Re: Ordering from Montale directly

    What evogel mentioned is true, but there have been some changes. Montale mentioned that to me in their reply.

    Here's the reply they sent me.

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Montale...
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    Ordering from Montale directly

    Hey guys. I just sent Montale an email asking for the prices of some of their scents. They got back to me and said that the method of payment requires me to give them my credit card number and the...
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    Re: Skin Chemistry Story

    Some scents are also designed to be skin scents, i.e. scents that stay close to the skin and do not project beyond your immediate personal space. An example would be Creed's Millesime Imperial. You...
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    Re: How is fragrance regarded in your culture?

    Down here in Singapore (some tiny red dot in South East Asia), fragrances are everywhere. Before I started on this hobby, I was pretty oblivious to the smells around me wherever I go. Recently, while...
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    Re: SOTD, 13th Jan, Tueday

    http://www.salons-shiseido.com/anglais/img/p-ct1.jpg
    Borneo 1834
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    Re: SOTD, 12 Jan, Monday

    Morning...


    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26121487.jpg
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Afternoon...
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    Re: a lutens you actually wear everyday

    Serge Noire is a wonderful incense scent. Although u need to be careful not to over apply otherwise you'll be living proof that ash can sprout legs and walk. Borneo 1834 has a nice, dry camphorous...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, 11 January 2009

    Creed
    Original Santal
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    Re: Niche recommendations... Chypres & Orientals

    oh dear. maybe I should have been a tad more specific >.<

    thanks for all the help so far though :laugh:

    I love vanilla orientals for the soft sweetness they emanate. I like ambery orientals,...
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    Niche recommendations... Chypres & Orientals

    Over the past few weeks, I've been sampling and testing fragrances and I've come to the conclusion that I dislike fougere scents as a whole. I do, however, enjoy chypres and orientals the most. So to...
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    Re: Applying to the Chest... Will there be sillage?

    hmmmm alrighty thanks for the replies so far. I'm going to try this with MI later today and see how it's like :D
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    Applying to the Chest... Will there be sillage?

    Hi all. I did some searching on the forums and found that about 70-80% of us apply our fragrances to the chest. I'm curious to know: since a layer of fabric goes over the chest, will the scent be...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 7 Jan 09

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26120581.jpg
    Erolfa
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 7 Jan 09

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26123368.jpg
    Original Vetiver
  94. Re: Where to purchase Guerlain Spiriteuese Double Vanille?

    lol yea I took at look at your profile and realised you are from Thailand. How did you manage to get your SDV over there?
  95. Re: Where to purchase Guerlain Spiriteuese Double Vanille?

    Thanks for the heads up! Sigh.. actually the market in singapore for fragrances is pretty much limited to mass market designer scents with a few niche brands which are being brought in by another...
  96. Re: Where to purchase Guerlain Spiriteuese Double Vanille?

    I'll check with the stores in my area. i dnt think they will carry this scent though... right now the listings in singapore for guerlain fragrances is a fraction of what guerlain truly offers. there...
  97. Where to purchase Guerlain Spiriteuese Double Vanille?

    i cant seem to find it on any online stores. is it only for sale in the US?
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    Re: Help in choosing a fragrance? (dark, woody)

    if smokey and dark is what you are looking for, I suggest Serge Luten's Arabie. The top notes might put you off, but let it develop and the drydown will be rich, deep and smokey with a hell lot of...
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    Re: Who would have the fresher juice?

    I wouldn't purchase any creed perfumes on ebay. I did that the other day and got a fake one. -__- its hard to tell which are authentic and which are fake since all ebay sellers use generic pictures...
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    Re: SL's Borneo 1834 or Arabie or Chergui?

    I tested Borneo on my skin today and the acrid dryness that was pretty evident on paper was totally absent. I got this rich marriage of cocoa and patchouli wafting off my arm and my friends were...
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