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    Re: How do you burn your wood (chips)?

    @exoticscents when you say electric coil heater I assume you mean a Kyarazen Subitism type heater, but what is a ceramic electric heater? And do you have a source for one?
  2. Re: An Open Letter To All Oud Lovers: My Journey With Agar Aura Gen 3 Oils (long)

    @Rasoul Salehi As salaamu alaykum, fantastic read and contribution, I share your sentiments.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    @ListensClosely you had a strong personal reason to test KZ85, you had no reason to doubt the seller of the oil and you undoubtedly had no reason to adulterate the oil yourself as you wanted a true...
  4. Re: *How much MONEY have you spent on FRAGRANCES so far?*

    Just a bit and plan to get a bit more.
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    Re: Where is the oud forum?

    As part of the active participating members, I realize that although we may not have any power in determining if the board will continue to exist, we do have the power to insure it's survival if it...
  6. Thread: Oud

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    Re: Oud

    maybe here?
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    Re: Where is the oud forum?

    :embarassed:Maybe we could post in the general discussion forum or in the Note Pad: singe note exploration thread, both on the main page.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    Here's an old internet colloquialism I haven't seen in a while, IBTL.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    @Mr.P, I've thought about this very same issue and think it would be nice to have a dedicated agarwood/sandalwood/naturals sale, swap, wanted thread. Be better than post being buried in the main...
  10. Thread: shebaroud oils

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    Re: shebaroud oils

    The ambergris is extremely potent. The only experience I have with ambergris is when comparing Amouages Badr Al Badour and Al Molook, and picking out the note I think is ambergris, which may or not...
  11. Re: A little help pricing up my late father's collection.

    Good day,

    My condolences on your lost.

    There was at a time a member here who had a collection very similar to what you have, I haven't seen him post in quite some time and took him to be a...
  12. Thread: shebaroud oils

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    Re: shebaroud oils

    ~ShebarOud 1985 Royal Cambodian

    @gn?, this is oud as I know it and a fragrance I've been chasing for over 25yrs, no BS.

    Appearance and feel: transparent, clear reddish oil, smooth hand feel,...
  13. Thread: shebaroud oils

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    Re: shebaroud oils

    ~ShebarOud Cahaya Utara

    I couldn't place my finger on this oils origin. Turns out that it is a co-distillation of different species of agarwood.

    Appearance and feel: Transparent brown oil with...
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    Re: Best heat source for burning oud?

    There are several ways to heat agarwood that have been spoken about. For me the best way has been using a KZ subitism type burner with adjustable power supply. Typical power supplies are rather...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    ~EO Assam 3000

    An iron, zero barn Hindi fist inside of a velvet, creamy vanillic Borneo glove.
  16. Thread: shebaroud oils

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    Re: shebaroud oils

    ~ShebarOud Ume No Kaze

    For this review I wore the oil before actually reading the marketing blurb. I wanted to first see if I could identify the region of origin, and second not to possibly be...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    @Uday Lalan et al., thank you.

    @Master B, can you tell me anything about their scent profiles, are the Kalakassi's of the fermented variety?
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    Can anyone share your experience and compare ASAQ's Kalakassi oils, specifically the 120yr pre-reformulation, the 80yr pre-reform and the 80yr reform, thanks in advance.
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread part 3

    Oudiness to me is somewhat a combination of the descriptions provided Dorje123, jensz, Alshareef and Oudamberlove. It is the scent that is ubiquitous, to varying degrees, in all of the pure oud oils...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    @shoguns2480-thank you, you're welcomed, I appreciate any information. The 1/4 tola bottles are what I've been using but once one removes some for use there is air space. I've had some oils stored...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    Thanks Mandeel, I had been searching eBay and only finding used vials, Jazak Allahu Khayran
    Do you know which cap liner is best?
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    Do any of you know where I can source the high recovery V vials and caps? I'm looking for 2ml as well as the 0.75ml sample V vials with dipstick cap like the ones used by TWIS. Also, what is the...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    @peter4ptv-I've always been interested in trying oils like Thaqeel, Kalakassi, and Masterpiece. May I ask where you purchased them from and cost. I am located in the U.S.

    Thoughts.

    Is there...
  24. Thread: Borneo 2000

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    Re: Borneo 2000

    Synthetic vs. Real- synthetics are a laboratory's closest approximation of what the real thing smells/taste like and simply perform differently; grape kool aid doesn't taste or smell like any grapes...
  25. Thread: Borneo 2000

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    Re: Borneo 2000

    @Kyle-Butler-I do agree as a generality that pure oud oils project less than mainstream/niche spray perfumes. But it is also very oil specific, some oils do project whereas others stay closer to the...
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    Re: what determines a good oud fragrance?

    Re: what determines a good oud fragrance?

    As Hedonist222 stated this is such a massive question, especially on how one takes it.
    -What determines a good, oud fragrance? Whether or not the person...
  27. Thread: Only oud

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    Re: Only oud

    @pomustafa- with the exception of wearing Creed Windsor on occasion I only wear pure oud oils. Known trustworthy vendors of pure oud oils are Ensar Oud, AgarAura, Feel Oud and Oudimentary. As was...
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    Re: Stop lying bro, you wear fragrances for women

    IMO it's a matter of audience, who you're talking to. What I mean by that, is that I believe the gross majority of men buy and wear fragrances for just the reason you state. But, if your audience is...
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    Re: Definition of a Masterpiece

    A fragrance masterpiece is one that in all my searching smells exactly like what I want to smell like.

    Many fragrances fit the criteria of being unique and don't smell like anything I've ever...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    You are correct, and without reading anything further into the blurb, we can only speak on what is written. The text does not say that the cited traits are being honored, in that you're correct. It...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    With all due respect, the content of the above statements is off topic and has no relevancy to the current thread topic.


    With all due respect, the content of the above statement is off topic and...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    It does astound me how much apparent effort is being made to avoid the point; however, I am willing to believe that it may not be willful in some cases. Creed's current actions and words do not...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    Firstly, thank you for an insightful discussion and for maintaining civility, hopefully we can avoid moderator intervention.

    My opinion is mine alone, whether any basenoters share my opinion or...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    I would like to address the topic and give my honest opinion regarding what is stated within the original post and to answer the question posed within the same post.

    It is my opinion that you are...
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    Re: The Best Electronic Incense Burner....

    In my opinion the best heater depends on what's being heated. If the bulk of what your heating is resins and resin mixes such as frankincense and myrrh then your best bet is the Golden Lotus burner...
  37. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Lots of conflicting info given by NM reps, suffice it to say I was told an amount that was coming in, how many had already been pre-ordered and that I could pre-order now.
  38. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    Windsor is the only fragrance I wear, with the exception of pure oud oils. I have ~60ml remaining in my flacon of 2010 and only ~35ml of a partial flacon of 2009 I was lucky to score, so I wear it...
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    @LadySara, just to piggyback a bit on what...

    @LadySara, just to piggyback a bit on what powdernose stated, IMO most here have moved away from the larger Arabian houses such as Ajmal and Haramain not because some of them don't smell good(many of...
  40. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    You can check out this post from over in the oud majlis. There are good sellers on the bay but I would be wary of them unless someone I knew/trusted had dealt with them before....
  41. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    Oud is just plain vile, disgusting, fecal and putrid, I don't know how anyone would wear it.

    But seriously, I very much like and dislike threads like this, but first a bit about "oud" in modern...
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    Sticky: @bigbloke & fungusamongus, thanks. Those are...

    @bigbloke & fungusamongus, thanks. Those are interesting notes indeed, as an oud lover I can find something enjoyable about most oils, however I would prefer something that is "outside friendly".
    ...
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    Sticky: Can anyone describe New Guinea/Papuan oils in...

    Can anyone describe New Guinea/Papuan oils in terms of similarity in regional scent profiles, distillation method i.e. soak period, steel, copper, etc. Do they tend toward the funky, sweet, floral,...
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    Sticky: @Alirican2, IMO Japanese incense are about the...

    @Alirican2, IMO Japanese incense are about the art of blending, I liken them as mukhallats/attars are to pure Oud oils. Some mukhallats use other oils to enhance and/or balance certain facets of the...
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    Sticky: @Igor, good review, I was watching his new oil....

    @Igor, good review, I was watching his new oil. There was also another oil from Oriscent/Ensar about 4-5 years ago that was called Archipelago Supreme, which IIRC was also a co-distillation. Based on...
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    Sticky: @Alirican2, there are many incense that have a...

    @Alirican2, there are many incense that have a dominant agarwood scent, some that I would recommend are Shoyeido Sei-Fu/Fresh Breeze. Scented Mountains highest grade cones and sticks are nice but IMO...
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    Re: Fragances that will go well with Oud

    A few that I've worn over oud oil are YSL M7, Creed Royal Oud, TF Oud Wood and Clive Christian 'C' Men.
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    Sticky: @iris&oud IME Ensar's Assam Organic is more...

    @iris&oud

    IME Ensar's Assam Organic is more of the dark dried fruit variety, I have no experience with the Mostafa oil.
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    Sticky: @Alirican2, I have been on a Japanese incense...

    @Alirican2, I have been on a Japanese incense kick as of late, so I haven't broken out my subitism in a while, but when I do it's always a joy to use, especially now that I have a variable power...
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    Re: First Experience with Real Oud (Oud Yusuf)

    I do similar but take it a step further by transferring ~.5ml from the 3g bottle to a vial for use and seal and stash the bottle. I apply to the back of my non-dominant hand and dab on each side of...
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    Sticky: @powdernose, I've never used any commercially...

    @powdernose, I've never used any commercially branded wood such as the Arabian Oud, but burning on charcoal, especially directly, should liberate a lot of scent from most any decent wood as the heat...
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    Re: The One by Dolce and Gabbana: your thoughts

    I love it and have no projection or longevity issues with it, one of the only bottles outside of SMW and Le Male that I've completely used and repurchased.
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    Sticky: @GaianMind, do give Assam Organic another try....

    @GaianMind, do give Assam Organic another try. I've had mine for over a year, when I first got it I removed ~.5ml to put in a vial and stashed the remainder. Hadn't worn or even swiped in passing in...
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    Re: Citrus causing Headaches? Other Cheap Options?

    I can honestly feel your pain. I have found that fragrances with a heavy dose of synthetic musk, white musk, such as Kilian's Musk Oud and Amouage's Musk Abyadh give me a raging headache. Also, I...
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    Re: What is a good cologne that keeps changing?

    The one that does it for me the most would be Clive Christian C for men. Second would be Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle, and then many other SL's as Slayer stated.
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    Wearing a swipe of Bois de Borneo from Enzo,...

    Wearing a swipe of Bois de Borneo from Enzo, burning Shoyeido's Haku-Un and Sei-Fu, as well as some of JDHawk's agarwood chips.
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    Sticky: @Bigbloke - I've always wondered if and how the...

    @Bigbloke - I've always wondered if and how the plastic wand in typical oil bottles could degrade and effect the scent profiles of oils in long term storage and still don't have any definitive...
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    If you're going to sample Oud as a reference to know what it can smell like, there would be nothing better than the real thing, as Igor stated none of the perfumes mentioned, as well as the rest of...
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    Sticky: @edward t-I have a small amount of the same...

    @edward t-I have a small amount of the same agarwood from Jdhawk50 and would like to add my short review. The pieces I have are big leaf-horseshoe-shell cuts(according to Kyarazen's description on...
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    I can't speak for S0580 and I guess I auto-edited his statement and read beyond the words, but I took it to mean that the use of synthetic oud cheapens the quality of a fragrance where the hyperbole,...
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    AgarAura mukhallats/attars and Ensar Oud parfums both contain single source artisan Oud oils. The rest from TF to Kurkdjian, mainstream designer and niche perfumery, use Givaudan Orpur, Black agar or...
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    Sticky: Bravo!

    Bravo!
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    Sticky: @Bigbloke-I chose a platform and ran my campaign...

    @Bigbloke-I chose a platform and ran my campaign based on it from a purely business standpoint as to why samples may not be offered, but there is another side of the coin. I too share in your...
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    Sticky: If there is a full/sample plan that I would like...

    If there is a full/sample plan that I would like to see adopted by the top three, IMO, Oud oil purveyors it would be that of Oudimentary. For ~1/3 of the price of the full bottle (3g), a sample of 1g...
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    Sticky: @Bigbloke-I think economics is at the core of any...

    @Bigbloke-I think economics is at the core of any business strategy. Also, the idea of doing splits of oud oils, depending on what you're trying to do, is good in theory, but... I do remember reading...
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    Sticky: @bigbloke-when discussing the fragrance of...

    @bigbloke-when discussing the fragrance of burning agarwood vs distilled agarwood oil I tend to agree with Edward T in that when the Oud artisans talk about capturing the scent of burning agarwood in...
  67. Re: venturing into the world or arabian perfumes and perfume oils, seek advice

    I've tried a few of the Amouage attars such as Molook (May have been Cacio that I got the sample from), which as he states is more about ambergris and rose than Oud. I had Badr Al Boadour which does...
  68. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    You beat me to it, exactly my thoughts.
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    Re: Oud is for Machos

    My thoughts exactly, DPV's comment about oud oils shows a lack of experience with oud oils or at the very least, a belief that all oud oils smell the same. I've read here that there is either the...
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    IMO, with suit and tie, business casual, work-O.K. For casual-no.
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    Basic clear octagonal attar bottles, stick or...

    Basic clear octagonal attar bottles, stick or roller.
    http://www.affwebshop.com/servlet/the-1263/%283%29-Glass-Octagon-Perfume/Detail

    With leaf print, from another spot, I've ordered from both....
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    Re: need help (Natural Agarwood oil )

    Half of a kilo, as in 500g? I could be very wrong, but I doubt that anyone here is buying that much oud at one time. You'd likely need a direct link to a distiller.
  73. Thread: Wu Tang Clan

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    Re: Wu Tang Clan

    Wu Tang Forever, disc two, track 3.
  74. Re: Looking for a middle eastern-style oudy-musky fragrance...!!

    I would suggest you try by Kilian's Musk Oud, the musk in it is of the cleaner white musk variety with just a small, hardly perceptible naughtiness, a very good mukhallat in my opinion.
  75. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    Dry lips are my first sign that I'm not properly hydrated so drinking plenty of water is my first concern, after that I use Weleda Everon Lip Balm twice daily, works wonders and last a long time....
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    Poll: Re: The Entire Line..

    From the list Amouage, not on the list AgarAura and EnsarOud.
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    Sticky: I have Bois de Borneo and small amounts of Borneo...

    I have Bois de Borneo and small amounts of Borneo Kinam and Archipelago Supreme, as well as several niche perfumes that are Vetiver heavy and I've never made the connection. If there are neat...
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    Re: Oakmoss completely banned by IFRA

    I tend to agree that there should be some type of disclaimer regarding fragrance ingredients and possible reactions, but the problem extends beyond just the wearer. The very nature of these...
  79. Re: Wearing Invasion Barbare for the First Time in many Months....

    I'm the opposite. I decided to get a nice sized decant after reading that IB shared some similarities with Le Male, I enjoy the initial cool powder aspect, but as it begins to dry down it becomes...
  80. Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Ginger: Creed Vetiver 1948, Roja Dove Enigma Parfum
    Oud: Amouage Badr Al Badour, Ensar Oud Pink Papua, Clive Christian C Men
    Rose: Creed Windsor, Amouage Molook
    Sandalwood: Creed Bois de Santal...
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    Re: What are the 3 best GREEN fragrances?

    Creed Feuilles Verte
    Creed Selection Verte
    Ensar Oud Crassna Cha
  82. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Heavy handed cumin and synth musk, the latter gives me a weapons grade headache. Also, heavy incense(frankincense), lemon, heavy vanilla, heavy iris and certain roses.
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    Re: Oud in the summer.

    I enjoy Cambodi's like Oud Yususf and the unreleased Oud Ilyas in the heat, as well as Malinua's like Bois de Borneo.


    Guinness, the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions.
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    Re: Mens fragrance community and groupthink

    This is an interesting concept, I have taken the time to read the responses and have enjoyed the commentary. In thinking about how I feel about the concept of groupthink I am reminded of the age old...
  85. Thread: By Kilian Oud's

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    Re: By Kilian Oud's

    Tried all except the UAE exclusives Gold and Black. Musk Oud would have been a buy on smell and performance but the heavy handed synth musk gives me a raging headache.
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
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    Re: oud fragrances and women

    I beg to differ...
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    Re: Worst marketing buzzwords

    The worst marketing buzzwords would be.....

    The truth.

    Fortunately, we'll never hear or read that.
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    Re: Oud Pros Advice Needed

    By single source I mean oil distilled from the same tree, from the same jungle or plantation, hence why the quantity of any given oud oil from AgarAura, Ensar Oud or Oudimentary is small and can't be...
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    Re: Oud Pros Advice Needed

    There are many purveyors of oud oils, the problem is finding the ones that are known to offer pure oud oils. The ones that I have experience with and trust are AgarAura, Ensar Oud and Oudimentary, I...
  91. Thread: Creed Windsor

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    Re: Creed Windsor

    Close, but completely different, if that makes any sense.
  92. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important is presentation to you?

    Based on the comments, somebody's telling porkies. In the another thread that had a Creed box with the sticker inside of the embossing coming loose many responders stated that it was unacceptable,...
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    Re: Parfum du 68 - Guerlain

    Any new info on this fragrance, reviews, comparisons, etc.?
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    ^This. I can understand when a fragrance is limited based on the amount produced, but when a fragrance is limited by region it only means that others who may seek it out will likely have to pay...
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Pure oud oil, AgarAura and Ensar Oud, any, past, present and future. All of the oils I have tried from these two artisans have been excellent, some more my style than others, but all heavenly in...
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    Re: nothing impresses me anymore

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling the way you feel. It has nothing to do with having unrealistic high standards, you like what you like, period. To buy a fragrance that you know you're...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Really, and Pierre tells you exactly what it is, I don't get it at all.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    There are many that don't make sense and I just don't get...here's a few.

    Pure Malt
    Tobacco Vanille
    Black Aoud

    Lastly, any western fragrance with oud in the name, I understand that they are...
  99. Thread: I must try...

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    Re: I must try...

    Guerlain-Les Deserts d'Orient trio and Parfum du 68
    Roja Dove-Enigma Parfum
    Amouage-Tahani
    MDCI-Cuir Garamante
  100. Re: Best fragrance to wear when a girl asks you to tie her up and do naughty things to her?

    On a serious note... From the playlist and the silk to cover her eyes, seems as if you are going for something softer, more sensual. I'd choose something that I consider sexy and gourmand-ish like...
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