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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Forgive me, Ladies and Gentlemen. I've now come down with a stomach flu and haven't been able to post my reviews. I'll leave you in Juxtapozbliss good hands and will rejoin the discussion once my...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Hey hey. Sorry I’m late to the party. It’s been an axhausting week. Well, here goes nothing. Actinium. I had a hard time interpereting this one. I also get the the musk to start with. It’s very brief...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    My sample set will be here on Saturday. Sadly I’ll be out of town until Monday.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yes, most definitely!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Ordered!
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    Re: Recommend an incense-led scent?

    I was just about to ask the same thing. I enjoy the original formulation but find it a bit austere and cold.
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    ELDO - Spice Must Flow. Loved it!
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    Re: Schooling Sales Associates at the counter

    Nope. I don't require the attention.
  9. Re: I'm seriously considering STOPPING the purchase of $$$$ fragrances......here's why.

    Sorry to hear that MAAI doesn't last on your skin. Personally, I get a good 8 hours. Have you tried T-Rex by Zoologist? It is also done by Antonio Gardoni and my be just up your alley. I get...
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    Re: I'm Such a Dumbass (Fragrance Blind Buy)...

    I’ve done blind buys many times at that price point. Some were stellar, some less so. It’s part of the excitement for me. You shouldn’t have a problem returning it if it doesn’t measure up so just...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th March, 2019

    Meo Fusciuni - Odor 93
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th February, 2019

    Today it's Grimoire.
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    Re: Best Rotting Flowers

    Decay of the Angel by Timothy Han should be on your radar. It has one of the most realistic recreations of a bouquet of flowers decaying in a vase of water. It’s a strangely enchanting fragrance.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Feel Oud - Tawau Al Awwal. Perfect for an early Spring day.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    The House is based out of Australia, I believe. 50ml bottles of FaM run $190 at Luckyscent.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

    Badr al Badour
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    Re: Luca Turin's New Blog

    Yes, simple indeed but I'm glad you like it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th February, 2019

    Fragrance du Bois - London Oud
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  19. Re: What Is The Fragrance That Is A constant Reminder As To Why You Participate In This Hobby?

    Helmut Lang Cuiron.
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    Re: Luca Turin's New Blog

    While I don't always agree with Turin, I share his opinion of Alexandria II. There is a screechy woody aromachemical that mauls any beauty that may have been there.
  21. Re: Every designer fragrance company should offer easy to get samples of their fragrances.

    Do they not give them out at your local department stores?
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    Re: Chatillon and nothing but

    I haven’t tried Santal Auster but I do love Lamplight Penance. It’s quirky and unique. Not at all safe and I completely respect that perspective.
  23. Re: For fragrances,does a designer name and the image they try to create impress or matter to you?

    I don't particularly care about a designers name and image other than the quality of fragrance they have produced. As for price, designer is typically far less than Niche brands so that doesn't...
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    Re: Surrender to Chance

    I've had many orders with them and I have only had one shipping mishap which was quickly rectified. They are a good source.
  25. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Rubini - Tambour Sacre
  26. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    The fact that this article expresses that these are the best "smelling" not "selling" men's fragrances invalidates it as a source for making sales claims.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

    Oud Zen
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th January, 2019

    Patchouli Argent
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  29. Re: Remember When You Wore Fragrance Just Because No Purpose No Enjoyment What Was It?

    I don't remember ever wearing a fragrance for no reason and no enjoyment.
  30. Re: Do you wear challenging fragrances with friends, in public etc?

    I wear challenging things out all the time and have never had a negative experience. In fact, I am wearing a dense Hindi Oud oil at work today. I wore D'Ambiguite to a party recently and had people...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    EO Aku Akira. A lovely Hindi to relieve the afternoon stress.
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    Re: Fragrances your Spouse/Partner Hate

    Anything I have with a prominent rose note and that is quite a lot.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    This one opened boldly floral on my skin and, as you say a touch of fennel. This is a heady, chewey floral, sweet and a bit musky. I think the musky part is the almond interacting with the moon...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Your review is spot on with my experience except that I get a hefty dose of vanilla right out of the gate before I detect anything else. The warmth of van dances with the rather cold feeling of the...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I'm glad to hear that you got more from this than I did. That confirms my suspicion that I am not compatible with one or more of the ingredients in The Raven. The oil was singeing my nose all day, I...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    The Raven. Hmmm. What can I say about this one? It is the premium offering of the Winter collection. Tobacco. This one is all about tobacco. From start to finish and it is an all day event. To be...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    The Gardenia is so covered in ash you shouldn't have a problem. Let us know, I'm curious how you perceive it.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yes! my skin pushes certain notes while it consumes others. My chemistry does really well with "dirtier" or animalic scents although I have a complete olfactory blind spot for certain musks. I tried...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yesterday I wore Ligeia from the Winter 2018 collection. This one is more my style. A lush Gardenia comes rushing out on my skin as soon as I apply. This gardenia is thick and heady to my nose. The...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I definitely get the sweetness but I perceived it as lighter than the floral aspect buoying the green of the fragrance. The sweetness manifested again in the late drydown with the nebulous woods.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I think we are in the same arena. My skin accentuates the soft, floral greenness above the other elements. I definitely see where you are coming from with your feeling of decay. I am experiencing...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    To kick off our reviews of the Winter 2018 collection, I wore The Fall of the House of Usher yesterday. I was a bit surprised as it wasn't what I had expected. The fragrance opens as a soft green,...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Juxtapozbiiss and I are coordinating our notes and impressions from the latest Winter 2018 collection. We will start posting tomorrow and will begin with The Fall of the House of Usher.
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    Re: Your Christmas Haul

    My family is getting bolder and that is a good thing.
    Zoologist - Tyrannosaurus Rex
    Hendley - Blond
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st December, 2018

    Mendittorosa - Le Mat
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th December, 2018

    Edward Bess - Genre
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th December, 2018

    Unum LAVS
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th December, 2018

    Baikal Gris - Areej le Dore
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

    Suedois
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

    Tabac Ruise by Sultan Pasha
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th December, 2018

    Black Gemstone
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    None that I have ever known of.
  53. Re: Do you add a fragrance to your wardrobe if you just own a decant?

    Yes, for 10ml and above.
  54. Re: recommend me a fragrance without this list of notes

    Paestum Rose
    LAVS
    Borneo 1934
    Tokyo
    Black Gemstone
    Le Mat
    Palo Santo Plateau
    Tears of Eros
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th December, 2018

    Tabac Tabou
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    Re: Advice on Areej Le Doré

    To me, Baikal Gris is all about the Ambergris/Sandalwood. There is a slight breath of green at the start but it goes more floral on me and far less green than you would imagine.
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    Re: Advice on Areej Le Doré

    Since Adam has moved to 30ml bottles the supply issue may be alleviated to some degree for the current collection and for those in the future.
  58. Re: In my opinion if you like a fragrance you should wear it .

    I agree wholeheartedly and where whatever it is that I like.
  59. Re: English Countryside type of fragrance?Can you recommend any?

    How about Dryad by Papillon?
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    Re: Advice on Areej Le Doré

    Areej le Dore makes wonderful scents that take time to get to know and understand. Some are more challenging than others but I would consider none of them to be crowd pleasers. The easiest to wear of...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th December, 2018

    Bois des Iles EDT
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    Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Coronation Ambergris which is available through Jovoy boutiques. This line is a joint venture with Sultan Pasha.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

    Excellent choice! My SOTD as well.
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    Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Baikal Gris by Areej Le Dore
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    Re: Any thoughts on the Kerosene house?

    Good house. I have a number and find them very enjoyable. I'm a fan of Copper Skies, Broken Theories, R'oud Elements, and Dirty Flower Factory. All that I have tried are very dense, heavy fragrances...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th December, 2018

    Bogue MAAI
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    Re: Turen / Sanchez 2018 Book

    A very good read.
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    Re: Is this any good?

    Christ. We cant have a whole host of naturals because IFRA considers them allergens. Now according to this company the synthetic replacements are causing allergies so they are moving back to naturals?
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    I have tried a few of them. The performance was about average(5-6hours) with low projection. Nice scents overall but they are skin scents on me. I recently got a sample of Forty Thieves which I...
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    Re: A Well-Done, Informative Tom Ford Video.

    Well done. Thanks!
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    Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Considering occasion, mood, and weather it’s just what I feel in the moment.
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    Re: Dior- Leather Oud

    A wonderful bold, in your face, statement fragrance. Rough, raw leather and animalics, but I find it very wearable. I have both vintage and new and can attest to the newest formulation being softer...
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    Re: Your Current And Next Blind Buy?

    Current - Vintage Ho Hang Club by Ballenciaga
    Next - Casablanca by St. Clair Scents
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    Re: 2019 Fragrance Plans You Have In Mind?

    I firmly plan not to purchase anything next year until the Fall where I plan to be in Italy. I'm going to need a small piece of luggage for everything I bring home. Let's see if I can hold to that...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th November, 2018

    Ensar Oud
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Given how busy my holidays are, a concurrent review between the two of us is still a realistic goal.
  77. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Bogue MAAI.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I just ordered the Winter sample pack and I'm looking forward to it. I completely squirreled and missed the Black Friday exclusives which bumms me a bit but what are you going to do. I, myself, just...
  79. Re: Have you found any scents that are too good to fully appreciate on the first try?

    Mendittorosa Archetipo. I initially half dismissed it as just another watery incense. On further exploration I found beautiful, delicate pine and mineral accords weaving in and out of the rather...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

    Mendittorosa - Rituale
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    Re: The "big turn" away from niche?

    Ah, that explains why they wanted 6 months of pay history to be submitted.
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    Re: The "big turn" away from niche?

    Wait. When did it become necessary to be a billionaire to buy Ex Nihilo? That's a bit of a stretch, don't you think?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th November, 2018

    A Fuego Lento
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    Re: The "big turn" away from niche?

    This. I could agree more. I personally enjoy challenging scents and while there is a lot of sub par fragrance out there I'm probably not going to find what I'm looking for in the department store.
  85. Thread: Chatillon Lux

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    Re: Chatillon Lux

    Lol, Ottoman Empire smells of many things. Moldy tortillas is not among them. Its interesting what a person perceives when they encounter a smell they are unfamiliar with. My young nephew once...
  86. Thread: Chatillon Lux

    by LostboyR
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    Re: Chatillon Lux

    A very valid and understandable point. The people that surround me have become accustomed to my Hindi oils so Lamplight Penance poses no threat.
  87. Thread: Chatillon Lux

    by LostboyR
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    Re: Chatillon Lux

    I will provide a counterpoint to thebeck. There is indeed dissonance within the fragrance. The berries, liquor, and leather seem to be reluctant collaborators at times. This does, to me, produce a...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2018

    Frassai - A Fuego Lento
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th November, 2018

    Papillon - Salome
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  90. Re: What Perfume Did You Wear When You Were In Love The First Time ?

    Drakkar Noir. I was 24 at the time.
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    Re: How is Roja Dove Oligarch?

    It’s a high quality Terre D'Hermes. Nice for what it is but I’m not convinced it’s necessary.
  92. Re: Why do they make scents that have faecal or animalistic tones?

    This. All day(and night) long!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Suédois by Euphorium Brooklyn. A deliciously sexy leather.
  94. Re: Why do they make scents that have faecal or animalistic tones?

    I love animalics. They provide depth, warmth, and sensuality to a fragrance. Fortunately, those in my life prefer animalics on me above other styles so I am free to liberally indulge.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'll be in a similar situation but with Luckyscent. I pre-ordered Baikal Gris but evidently didn't make the first cut and now they are back ordered. It will be interesting to see how long it takes...
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    Re: Best YouTube men's fragrance reviewer?

    Normally I cant abide YouTube reviews but I find Persolaise enjoyable. He is knowledgeable, well spoken, analytical, and accessible. He is not afraid to show his disdain for a fragrance he doesn't...
  97. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Areej le Dore - Baikal Gris
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Looks like everything but Oud Luwak is already back ordered at Luckyscent.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Received my Luckyscent samples yesterday. I wore Koh I Noor yesterday afternoon which was a really beautiful, dense, and heady floral. It was powdery up front but dried down to a lovely woody,...
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    Re: Looking for a semi-signature scent

    B683 by Marc-Antoine Barrois would fit the bill quite nicely. Woody, spicy, and slightly leathery. Elegant and easy to wear.
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