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  1. Re: Pure distance M vs Amoutage Epic man vs Amoutage celebration XXV

    My avatar will give you the answer.
  2. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    That's the only way.
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    Re: Fragrances resembling eggnog?

    How about Eggnog by Demeter

    http://www.demeterfragrance.com/58083/704079/All-Classic-Scents/Egg-Nog.html
  4. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Just as a sidebar to my post above.

    I thought Aqua Universalis Forte was an Extrait at 40% concentration for like $275.00.

    So is this new Extrait for $1200.00 like 70-80% concentration? Come...
  5. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    MFK is the Kenny G of fragrance. He had to sell his soul to make a living. MFK says if a perfumista loves it - it won't sell ( and he's right) The best frag from the MFK line is Absolue pour le soir...
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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

    I was in Neiman Marcus in Chicago last week while vacationing. Totally attacked. Here, try this, try that, and almost sprayed me without approval. I had finally had enough of being a nice guy. I just...
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    One of these should be on the list

    24 Gold by ScentStory
    Ameer al Oudh by Lataffa Perfumes
  8. Re: Min NY - Why are we not talking about this brand?

    I ordered a sample of Barrel and Magic Circus yesterday You guys, plus some You Tube reviews got me going.
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    As far as the Roja Perfume line goes - not one grabs me enough to purchase a bottle or even a decant. Roja has been in this business along time and obviously has a lot of knowledge about all aspects...
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    Re: Going to buy some samples.

    How about 2014 Basenotes Best New Men Sampler. Nice variety and simple to aquire with minimal shipping charges.

    Includes:

    This sampler pack is for the 6 finalists for Basenotes Annual 2014...
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    Re: New from Divine - Spirituelle

    I got my card in the mail yesterday also. I can't tell anything from the card. Smells like every other card you find in a magazine. I figure if they're going to mail these out because you're a...
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    Re: I've gotten to that point now...

    Absolutely! For the most part I don't even buy full bottles any more, just decants which seem to fulfill my needs.

    I usually sample some where between 200-300 samples before I actually find...
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    Re: Antonio Alessandria Fragrances

    When I sampled Noir Obscur - BORING was my first thought.

    I sampled the one he created for Nobile1942 called Rudis - my first thought was BORING

    Maybe BORING is Antonio Alessandria's signature.
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    Re: Herod Parfums de Marly for men

    (Tobacco/boozy) This one is at the top of my list.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/66000/sensei-by-piotr-czarnecki
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    Re: Herod Parfums de Marly for men

    Herod has an addicting quality I like. The more you wear the more you want want to wear it.
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    Re: Your opinion on car brand fragrances

    Car brand fragrances are like painting your Ferrari pink. I just don't get it.

    Don't care for Bentley or Bentley Intense either. I had to sample because so many like it. Just another pink Ferrari...
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    Re: ava luxe cafe noir dilemma

    To my nose Ava Luxe Café Noire is one of the best pure coffee scents out there. I recommend the EDP for the best longevity and sillage.

    There are other coffee scents like the ones hednic suggested...
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    Has always been in my top 10!
  19. Re: What's NEW at Lucky Scent that you recently purchased that smells awesome?

    Yes, This Sensei by Piotr Czarnecki goes on WOW and stays WOW for its 4-6 hour life. Usually when a scent doesn't last 8-10 hours I'm not interested I made an exception with Sensei and bought a...
  20. Re: What's NEW at Lucky Scent that you recently purchased that smells awesome?

    This one is new to me. WOW!

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/66000/sensei-by-piotr-czarnecki
  21. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Take your time Flatbush Ave and do a little sampling. There's been a lot of mediocre advice on this thread. There are many scents recommended here that I wouldn't even wear for a day - let alone all...
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    Re: New "Ambre Precieux Ultime" by MPG

    I like this Ultime slightly better than the original as far as a blend , but beware longevity and projection are both compromised .

    If you own the original, just enjoy it.
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    Re: Scentstory 24 Gold

    I don't want them to change a thing. It's just right to my nose as-is.
  24. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Invasion Barbare was the first scent that popped into my head. An awesome signature scent. A bit on the pricey side but considering that, over buying many bottles like most of us - replacing a bottle...
  25. Re: Fragrances for mom in 60's, advice appreciated

    My wife is 63. I bought her a bottle of Carillon Pour un Ange because I loved it. Turns out she loves it also. One of Andy's best IMO.
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    Re: Estee Lauder acquires Frederic Malle

    It's always a sad day when a niche house sells to a conglomerate.

    Portrait of a Lady is the only Malle I own, and haven't reached for it in over two years - so this acquisition for EL is of little...
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    Re: What are your favourite ginger scents?

    Tahitian Honey by Strange Invisible Perfumes

    Tilda Swinton "LIke This" by ELDO
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    I never tried layering the two. Thanks for the tip. I'll try that next week one day.

    Do you like equal amounts? Or x amount of EDP sprays vs x amount of extrait sprays?
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    I've owned a bottle for quite a while now. I find it to be way less smoky. The extrait is very refined and way less projection and the smoky part tempered just right. - which I find a good thing, The...
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    Re: Cuddly, Cozy Scent for Cold Weather

    Kiori
  31. Re: Puredistance M vs. Roja Dove Fetish pour Homme!

    M is more sophisticated and smells more like a James Bond style of man.

    Fetish PH EDP - has a castoreum overload that gives a more Sylvester Stallone effect.

    So that begs the question - What do...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    I like this intense version much better than the original. It's actually an improved blend to my nose, and in some ways seems less intense because of the better blend. I recommend getting a split...
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    Re: Rudis by Nobile 1942

    I agree - barely OK at best.

    I sampled yesterday and today. What a total waste of two days.

    It was difficult for me to discern any notes beyond saffron/incense - kind of a soft version of cumin.
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    Re: Finding a flower for a floral-phobic woman

    Dirty Flower Factory by Kerosene would be perfect IMHO.
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    Re: NEW Byredo Mojave Ghost

    I gave up on this house.
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    Re: New Kerosene - 'Dirty Flower Factory'

    I had my first sampling of this yesterday and I enjoyed it so much I'm wearing again today. For me Dirty Flower Factory does perform exemplary in every category.

    This is a strong scent with room...
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    Re: 24 Gold - Shouldn't Smell This Good!

    Not crazy good, but very enjoyable. Everyone should own a bottle because of the $35-$40 price tag makes it the best deal ever.

    Attention bargain hunters, 24 Gold by ScentStory is a steal.

    As...
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    Re: Rudis by Nobile 1942

    So, can we have your thoughts?
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    Re: Rudis by Nobile 1942

    Thanks for your thoughts. I guess I'll find out Monday. 99% of them these days leave a lot to be desired - but it's always fun to sample anyway.

    Luckyscent's "description team" can make feces...
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    Rudis by Nobile 1942

    This sounds tasty to me. Had to order a sample.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/52312/rudis-by-nobile-1942

    Rudis is the first part of a paradigm shift in the history of Nobile 1942 - a new...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    me too!
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    Re: Kiori - A Gem That Needs More Attention!

    I wouldn't call it vanilla prominent. It's hard for me to detect individual notes on this one and categorize it. I know this won't help much in telling you how it smells, but the first thought that...
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    Re: Kiori - A Gem That Needs More Attention!

    Your welcome Lisa and David. I just always give my honest feelings of a scent. I read some nice things about Kiori, and then bought a sample from your website After sampling I had to buy some more....
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    Re: Jack Bruce is no more....

    Saw him in concert with Cream at The Inglewood Forum in 1969. I'm sad today.
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    Re: Kiori - A Gem That Needs More Attention!

    Here's The FRANATICA description:

    KIÖRI by KIÖRI is an Oriental Vanilla fragrance for women and men featuring. This is a new fragrance. KIÖRI was launched in 2014. The nose behind this fragrance...
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    Re: Bottle Size and Per Unit Price

    I think the companies purposely price the larger bottles to be cheaper per ml to get you to buy more than you need, and it works. I hate 100ml bottles - I'll grow tired of the juice before I finish...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    OUTSTANDING POST- Well thought out and true.
  48. Re: New house Zoologist Perfumes launches Panda, Beaver and Rhinoceros

    If it takes them that long to get a website up and functional - they've already lost my interest.

    I'm sorry, I didn't realize the company hired the same people who designed the Obamacare website....
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    Kiori - A Gem That Needs More Attention!

    I have been waiting for some posts on Kiori, but somehow this scent is just getting lost in the shuffle - and shouldn't.

    Kiori - a natural pure parfum mixed in organic jojoba oil that is...
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    Re: April Aromatics

    For me, the entire April Aromatics line has merits. I have sampled over 3,000 scents in the last 10 years and have never smelled a more pure virginal quality in a perfume. Expensive? Yes Overpriced?...
  51. Re: What's currently your personal favorite male perfume and why ?

    It's been my choice since the day it was released, and I haven't found its equal. I have sampled about eight hundred samples since its release, and found a couple I like, but still fall a little...
  52. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    I just wear what I like - Joe public doesn't have a clue to what's a feminine or masculine scent. All they know is if you smell good or bad to them.
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    Re: Buying an entire line.

    For collectors - having entire lines is what it's all about - some people just like to have the most of everything. Most bottles, most posts, etc....It's what they enjoy, and that's OK.

    For just...
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    Re: Looking to buy first Oud Fragrance

    +1 on these two. Elegant ouds that can be worn anytime - anywhere
  55. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    I have zero interest in ever smelling another oud frag for the rest of my life. Can these niche companies finally get off the oud wagon and start being creative again?
  56. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    A spreadsheet is way too much work for me.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Next time the door bell rings, I'll make sure to have my ex-wife answer the door.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I sampled Maai 4 different days. I'm sorry it just didn't do anything for me.The only reason I gave it 4 days is because so many of you really like it, so I thought I would also. It wasn't bad but...
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    Poll: Re: Puredistance M vs Amouage Tribute Attar

    Own both, but M wins in my book. Way more versatile and office friendly. In fact I rarely ever get the urge to wear Tribute, but M is nearly always on my short list to wear for the day.
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    Re: Musc Tonkin Parfum d`Empire - Reissue

    The original was an Extrait, and what you refer to as the reissue is an EDP.
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    Re: Article: Kiori - new natural fragrance

    Kiori is a beautiful unisex scent. A natural with all day longevity and the perfect sillage. No olfactory fatigue - you can get whiffs of yourself all day without offending anyone else.I sampled this...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I agree!
  63. Re: What is your girlfriend's favorite scent you own?

    Czech & Speake #88
  64. Great idea, but it looks like the selection at...

    Great idea, but it looks like the selection at your local mall. Not interested at all.
    Total "Designer World".
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    I'll have a sample arriving Monday or Tuesday.
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    Re: Pumped Up for OXYMUSC by A Lab on Fire!

    I sampled last week. BORING! There's just not much else to say. I don't even understand why a small niche company would bother with a "me also" scent.

    This may appeal to you if you like the music...
  67. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    To "Roberto Duran's Gloves"

    One I really like is Black Gemstone by Stephane Humbert Lucas
  68. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    I don't consider myself a collector. Hell, I can't find enough scents that I like to have a collection. I only like 1 out of every 100-150 scents I sample these days. I spend way more on sampling...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I would budget $300 for carefully selected samples, then purchase the ones you liked.
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    Re: Naomi Goodsir - Or Du Serail

    I sampled this today. Very nice. If you enjoy the other two scents from this house, I have no doubt you'll like this one also. Naomi seems to really get what she envisions out of the noses' she...
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    Re: Stephanie Humbert's Black Gemstone

    It smells fantastic. I sampled three days in row last week. Just a wonderful woody scent balanced with just the right balsamic sweetness of myrrh.
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    Re: Clive christian

    #1 and V for me.
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    Re: $825 for a 50ml amber fragrance!

    If one really wants to know what fossilized amber smells like you'll need to sample Body Made Luminous by Scent by Alexis.

    O Hira doesn't smell like fossilized amber to my nose - in fact it...
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    Re: $825 for a 50ml amber fragrance!

    I have a sample on the way. Should have Thursday or Friday.
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    Re: $825 for a 50ml amber fragrance!

    Here's a description of 'fossilized amber"

    It's used in a scent I own called Body Made Luminous by Scent by Alexis - a fantastic material


    Amber Oil, Fossilized: Oleum Succini / Anbar

    An...
  76. Thread: 1 Chocolate

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    Re: 1 Chocolate

    After my long quest for a great chocolate scent, I ended up with Body Made Luminous by Scent by Alexis. The fossilized amber is what makes this one special.
    ...
  77. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Fougere Bengale by Parfums d"Empire - Many immortelle fans( including myself) like this one better than Sables as stated in the review below.
    ...
  78. Re: Blackbird by Matriarch and Pandora by DSH perfume

    I wanted to to agree with you about the incredible longevity, and how you think it's gone but you'll keep getting whiffs of it all day as it re-emerges.

    Blackbird is a rare bird indeed. An...
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    Re: Precious Woods by April Aromatics

    I sampled Precious Woods today. The sheer simplicity of this well blended scent in conjunction with super high quality ingredients makes this a huge winner to my nose. What a pleasure to wear...
  80. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Let me just say that Giovanni is a great guy, gives great customer service, and is honestly trying to develop some unique and quality perfumes.

    I have sampled his three offerings. If you enjoy...
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    Re: Precious Woods by April Aromatics

    Palm Beach is now having a split on Precious Woods if you don't want to take a chance on a full bottle. $40.00 for a 5ml split.
  82. It's for sale on their website now.

    It's for sale on their website now.
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    Re: Tiziana Terenzi

    I sampled those two also - feel the same. Just OK.
  84. Thread: Bogue Profumo

    by thebeck
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    Re: Bogue Profumo

    I sample Reloaded last week. Thought it was way too camphorous for me - verging on a wee bit nasty.
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    Re: FUEGUIA: your views....

    Mediocre!
  86. Thread: Nu_be

    by thebeck
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    Re: Nu_be

    Mercury is my favorite with Sulphur coming in second.
  87. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

    by thebeck
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    I am wearing The Dark Heart of Old Havana today. I think it's outstanding. An exotic addicting smell.

    The Lion Cupboard is quite nice also.
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    Sampled Sacred Wood. Another typical Asian Tales release. Totally lacking in every category.
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni - above try these?

    I sampled Shukran. Smells very medicinal, like the when your in a doctors examining room. Yuck for me.
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    Re: How do you hunt?

    I sample everything I can get my hands on. Notes never tell me what it's really going to smell like.
  91. Re: M’Eau Joe № 3 "Hollywood Whiskey Fragrance"

    I sampled and thought it was very nice, although I did like Mother Earth Aromatic much more and bought a bottle.

    http://www.opusoils.com/page17.html
  92. Re: Looking for a mega-compliment fragrance for summer

    Last summer and this summer I will be wearing Pear & Olive by Slumberhouse. It's unique, and I get many compliments. Longevity and sillage are excellent.

    I just grew tried of all the typical...
  93. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Puredistance M
    Invasion Barbare
    Hard Leather
    Nubacco Fin Oil
    Xerjoff Richwood
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    Re: One from each of the following houses

    Montale - Aromatic Lime
    Amouage - Homage
    Le Labo - Ylang 49
    Tom Ford - Noir de Noir
  95. Re: What is your starting roster for spring,summer

    Pear & Olive
    Aqua Vitae by MFK
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    I read a lot, but I never saw anything about ever crafting all Amouages with the perfume connoisseur in mind. Reflection Man is definitely Amouages attempt at a designer scent using better quality...
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    Re: Looking For Signature Scent

    Now that you've found Basenotes. Take some more time and do some sampling. There's so much more out there than picking a signature scent from the land of mediocrity.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    According to Amouage, " Opus VIII is crafted with the "perfume connoisseur" in mind, irrespective of age or gender, the woody, floral fragrance comprises of the finest ingredients sourced from around...
  99. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.8)

    Vetiver Tonka
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Thanks for the heads up. Vero Profumo is house that takes the art of perfumery serious. Quality compositions and quality ingredients.

    Thank you Vero Kern for helping to preserve and add to the...
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