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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    I used just two sprays today about 10 hours ago and went on with my day. The scent seemed to weaken somewhat after a couple of hours and remained close while I was out side and doing my things on my...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    At last after waiting for these to be restocked and for ground shipping from the east coast to the west coast, I got Oud Imperial Black and Rose de Taif today. I am so impressed with Oud Imperial...
  3. Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Simple question that's hard to answer. But...Kouros. yuck. Tobacco Vanille. Good but why so much love? Very average. Chergui. OK but certainly not for me.
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    Re: Dior leather oud

    It may be too inexpensive for a split on basenotes...unsure.
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    Re: Dior leather oud

    It works perfectly for me and is perhaps my most complemented scent.
  6. Re: Christopher Street by Charenton Macerations

    I recently bought this at Twisted Lily. Will give a thumbnail review later.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Sniffed and got a sample of Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black when in NYC. Fell in love at first sniff and subsequent light wearings from my sample proved this one to be FBW. Now that it is...
  8. Re: Need some experienced, knowledgable help filling in the cracks

    I don't know every one of those but you might need an incense.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Alder & Co. is a very small boutique that sells just a couple of brands of perfumes, mostly other kitch. It is only a mile or so from where Josh lives so he is, I suspect, introducing the fragrance...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Sad...I hate these reformulations that are occuring.
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    Re: Fragrant religion

    For one month a year you could not use fragrances from sunrise to sunset.
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    Re: Fragrant religion

    True Religion...
  13. Missing fragrances and adding them to the data base.

    I added (I swear) Perris Monte Carlo Rose de Taïf about a week ago. It has not showed up. Is there an approval process and if so, how long does it take for approval?
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    Re: Best branded male fragrance

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.992.jpg

    I always liked this bottle but never tried the fragrance.

    I like simple presentations but this one with a twist is awesome.
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    Re: Scent for my wife

    I agree on Jo Malone. Get some samples or take her to a counter and sniff a bunch and see what she likes. None are overpowering and they do smell nice and natural. Also J'Adore is a good...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    I find the synthetic oud in Dior Leather Oud and LaArtisan Al Oud to be similar even though the scents are different. All share the oud, civet and patchouli. I have quite a few oud fragrances and...
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    I was at MiN 2 weeks ago and these are not on display for testing. You can special order them from their website though. To smell these you have to be a member of their "club" or be invited. I...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    I have almost purchassed Ylang several times but always passed for some reason. When I tested Poivre though I loved the strong pepper top and bought a small bottle (I always buy big!) because of the...
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    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    Wow! This may be the first post with a list ranking I agree with completely!!! But you forgot Poivre...which I would add to Masterpiece. I love Oud every time I wear my sample but have never...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    I have only tried the Oud Imperial Black. I was impressed with the scent at first sniff and after sampling it a couple of times I knew I had to have it. My descriptive skills lag behind most...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    In a private message from Gian_Luca_Perris, I was told that the Oud Imperial Black contains twice the amount of oud as the gold bottle.
  22. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Time for a poll! Do you throw away a bottle of perfume when it reaches an "expiration date"? :cheesy:
  23. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    Putting an expiration date on fragrances may be a way to protect themselves from people that abuse their scents by putting them in a window or otherwise abusing a bottle. But, it is sort of silly...
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    Re: Live in warm climate year round.

    The last time I checked, Saudi Arabia and Dubai were hot climates and some of the most powerful scents come from there. I don't believe in seasons for fragrances most of the time. I wear what suits...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I told Josh I would not "spill the beans" on this release, but now that it is mentioned...
    Josh told me he was sending me a sample and I should have it in a day or two since I live so close. I will...
  26. Thread: Proper Storage

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    Re: Proper Storage

    I keep mine at 12'C like the Osmotheque, although I can't bathe the bottles with argon. It's worked so far.
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    I have come around to this scent. No longer "meh" for me. I don't see it as generic at all, but somewhat challenging. There is a bit of curry vibe...and I do love curry. Immortal is not for...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Nice. I got this at Twisted Lily when in New York after waiting a couple of years.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Smart. You might actually finish a few!
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    Re: Oh no.... the itch

    Five is not enough! What I have is too many. Do yourself a favor and sample, sample, sample. Wear them all more than once and buy what you love. Forget the price because what you love is cheap...
  31. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    :bath::evil::vrolijk_26:
    I never worry about other people being annoyed. I work retail and many people smell so bad with body odor and stale piss or mildew that fragrances are my shield. If I...
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    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    I'm sure that the sun would turn into a black hole and swallow us all. Human existance would end...unless we enter a worm hole and come out into a creed universe where royal pineapple is the only...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    I would also like to know if there is a difference other than the bottle color.
  34. Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    I think Fate, Memoir and Epic are all brilliant on a man. I love Ubar too.
  35. Re: git vs aventus from neimans or fragrancenet

    Whichever you prefer...unless you are buying it for me! :happy: Save some cash at Fragrancenet.
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    Re: Your experiences with cannabis notes ?

    Kinski does have a bit of marijuana smell but you have to search for it...unless you hreak a 5mL vial and spill it on your hand like I did. Whoh...I was afraid to go to work.

    Wait a couple of...
  37. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche see thru.

    (Yet another "is my bottle fake" thread. Time for a sticky!)

    Bought at a duty free shop at the airport. Must be real! Try a smell test.
  38. Re: I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow! What should I try?

    Jonathan is awesome. Unfortunately I bought from another SA that seems only interesed in selling but puts on a good front of caring and knowledge. I was lucky to find Jonathan who is an...
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    You should try a sample of Perris Monte Carlo Essence de Patchouli.
  40. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    I am not a Creed basher but with batch variations, some longevity issues and the amount you need to spray, Creed is just not worth it to me at this price. If I just have to have one it will come...
  41. Thread: Niche...

    by Akahina
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    Re: Niche...

    My first niche may have been Amber Sultan followed by Musc Ravageur...but memory fades. I am not a snob I don't think, but designer scents, for the most part, now smell so similar, chemical or weak...
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    Re: New York, New York

    I just got back from NYC and had a great time! Sacs was good and all the SAs were very friendly and I got a couple of samples...but they seemed hungry to make a sale. Barneys is good no matter...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    And I too agree!

    As for EM, your opinion mirrors mine. But...besides the fact that you can make your own really cheaply and the price is ridiculous, even though the person wearing it can't smell...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    Perhaps Rien Intense Incense by Etat Libre d`Orange but I want to sample it when it comes out first. Also on my list is Une Rose by Frederic Malle, my favorite rose scent which is sort of priced...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Maybe I am nuts! :2vrolijk_08: But I did go nuts buying fragrances. No regrets mind you; I wanted more but the bottles I got filled spots in my (way too large) collection that seemed different. I...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    I just read about this on Fragrantica. I will be standing in line to try this one. September...so near and yet so far.
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    Re: D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy; a surprise find.

    Lime, Hops Flower, Green Pepper, Grass, English Ivy, Ocean Water, Savory, Oakmoss, Earth-Dirt, Galbanum.

    I do get lime that smells natural at the beginning and it does slowly fade. For me the...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    I sort of went nuts...

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/31513.jpg?width=320

    http://twistedlily.com/wp-content/uploads/ChristopherStreet-500x500.jpg
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    Re: Le Labo exclusives at Luckyscent

    Poivre I had to have and bought a small bottle. Prices are ridiculous but I loved it. Cuir is worth a sniff to and I would like to try Benzoin.
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    Re: D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy; a surprise find.

    I did not try Sir but agree on the other two. Longevity is pretty good. I sprayed lightly today over 8 hours ago and after about 4 or 5 hours it fades but still remains as a really good skin scent....
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    Re: D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy; a surprise find.

    $106.
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    Re: D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy; a surprise find.

    I would have to look it up but I think $100 even.
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    Re: D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy; a surprise find.

    The aquatic note is way in the backkground. I like the hops and green feeling and especially a little dirt accord. A cologne, but different to hold my interest.
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    D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy; a surprise find.

    I just got back from vacation in NYC. My last stop on the way to the airport was at Twisted Lily (awesome place and people). I bought a couple of things from them but did not want to wear any of my...
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    Re: Will the Le Labo City Exclusives Re-Release?

    I was told by a SA at Saks in NYC that the City Exclusives will be available again later this year. I thought it was once every several years so count this as heresay, but there is a possibility we...
  56. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I sampled all three (lab samples) in NY at Bergdorf Goodman and all will be worth sampling on the skin when released. Smoke for the Soul is the one I really want to revisit first. It has a very...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    Next will probably be Christopher Street by Charenton Macerations. Or maybe Perris Oud Imperial.
  58. Thread: Fall exclusive

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    Re: Fall exclusive

    The first that came to my mind was Lonestar Memories, perhaps because I smelled it last.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    The only problem I have ever had with fragrancenet is when they cancel an order. Authentic stuff every time and I have used them a lot.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    So glad to have this timely information from 2008! :rolleyesold: Time to move on to the next hated house or perfume methinks.
  61. Re: Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    The new edt is not as good as the old to my nose. But I can't choose between the old edt and pure parfum. I really love the flint note in the edt and wear it often, mostly in the day time. The...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    LOL! So true. SAs usually don't have a clue unless they are nuts like us. Most of them just sell to get a commission and a paycheck and know little and make up a lot. If you find a good one they...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Congrats! You got the good one.
  64. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    From what I read many months ago, Andy Warhol is the only one in the series that Bond discontinued and my understanding was that it is the only Bond scent to be perminantly discontinued. Which is...
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    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    TdH is a shadow of its former self. It's ok if you don't know the difference but I will not replace my bottle.
  66. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    I think Plum Japonaise is a rip off copy of Bond's Andy Warhol which lasted longer and is now sadly discontinued. It's one scent I wish I had never purchassed because it is completely redundant in...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I can't recall exactly and can't find it but Fredric Malle said they had to recormulate several of their fragrances to meet the IFRA's draconian rules, but not all of them. I can only assume that...
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    Re: What's my problem with Amouage?

    I don't have a clue, but I have a thought...

    Do you think that the scents (which since to be full or strong from Amouge) may be "blooming" more during the summer months? Maybe the scents become...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I am curious too, especially about Memoir since that is on my list. I love Interlude too but have that and I don't wear it as much as Epic, which has become something I wear a lot! It just suits me...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    You had to return the bottle, right? If not a free bottle of reformulated juice would fill some gap. Hmmm....

    I ordered an unboxed version initially hoping and assuming it would be old stock...a...
  71. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    I agree. I was in the same rut and in many ways I still am. But I am breaking the habbit slowly. I now have mostly furned around and wear my loved scents most often but still find that at times I...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Thank you! I used to buy cheapies and now have over 100 bottles. Cheapies are something to buy if you are learning but of all the cheapies I have there are only a couple I ever wear and that is...
  73. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    If you use those hideous dryer sheets, just go away. Other than that I have no problem. I will wear what I want as far as fragrances go...except when I visit that leather bar on jockstrap night. ...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Quick reply...
    No.
    Sample and buy quality stuff you love and will wear.
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    I don't think oud is going away. Nor do I think vetiver is going away, bergamot is going away or musc is going away. It's just another note perfumers will use. There will always be oud notes used...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29795&d=1405534290
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I understand completely! But Epic is special to me and my "go to" scent so often I would be crushed to have a reformulated version. Glad I have a back up bottle at last.

    I also got samples...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29795&d=1405534290

    I got my order today from Fragrancenet. I got the old bottle od Epic man with the friction cap. (I went cheap and ordered...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I am not most men...but a complement is a complement. Women are more used to dousing themselves with perfume and travel in packs to the restroom to fix makeup, hair and spray perfume, so it makes...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I agree. Amouage sold their attars at a high price and it seems that the womans versions always cost more; I never understood this. If ingredients cost more I would assume they would charge more. ...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I assume it has a magnetic cap? Also curious if you got the boxed, unboxed or tester.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Redundant thread for Bond haters...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Very sad...

    On the other hand, those that say Fragrancenet always sells old stock should take note.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    I find most of them fairly strong, good performers. Most of the men's scents come in stupid, ridiculous rubber covered bottles that really suck to use. Pinicle of bad design and ergonomics!
  85. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme to me is not only melancholy, it is darned near depressing.
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    I may be the only one to say this, but I get only a hint of Oud from M7. Yes, it started a trend but to me it is not an oud fragrance per se. I would suggest Dior Leather Oud for a smoky oud. Much...
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    Re: Purchasing Ideas

    I would also suggest adding a few dollars and buy qn Amouage. Memoir man, Memoir woman or Epic man. Can't really beat the prices now for an Amouage.
  88. Re: My review after visiting various NYC perfumeries Part IV (Leather Oud/Sycomore/Angel/etc)

    Wow...I appreciate your views and every scent has its lovers and detractors. But I am surprised that Sycomore scores low for you since it is the only vetiver scent I can relly enjoy. And Leather...
  89. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    I would agree with these, but you can't buy Cuir 28 on line or where you live. And I have not smelled Journey yet. Consider Fate man. Black Tourmaline is a favorite.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    These.
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    Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    Some of the comments after the story are hilarious! I assume those that avoid fragrance for whatever reason don't use soap, laundry detergent, hair spray, deodorant, household cleaners or almost any...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29674&d=1405135070

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29675&d=1405135131
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    Re: Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I guess the best way is to just flip and dab from the bottle...

    Measuring the distance from the bottom it is about 5-6mm, but there is also about 5 mL left of juice. Yes, I know the difference...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    It now is listed on the Austrailian Gucci website for AU$210. Australians rejoice! You are apparently first.
  95. Re: Is Muglers Pure Energy identical to Pure Shot?

    There is a sad irony in the name...but I always thought they had used the wrong vowel in "Shot". :lipsrsealed:
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    Re: Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I am generally pretty creative but you all have given me some ideas I had not thought of. Thank you!
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    Re: Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I have swished it around and the technique is only mildly effective. I have considered slipping a short piece of aquarium tubing on the stick but am afraid it might degrade, although the tubing is...
  98. Re: Light Degradation - how quickly does it happen?

    I don't recall ever seeing a mention of what wavelengths of light cause the most harm to fragrances, but my guess it would be the more energetic wavelengths in the high end (ultraviolet) that do the...
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    Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I am down to the last 5-6 mm of juice in my Amouage Tribute Attar bottle. The dipstick does not reach nearly the bottom and barely touches the juice. It is impossible to load up the dipstick so I...
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    Re: Help Me Out and Shut Me Up !

    I have not found a designer fragrance in a long time that satisfies me. It seems that they all smell similar and are somewhere between uninspired and disappointing. Some are just horrible. So, I...
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