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    Re: PdM Herod disappointment

    I had just the opposite experience. I expected Tabacco Vanille, but was pleasantly surprised how much better I enjoyed it than Tabacco Vanille. I like Herod.
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    Re: Favourite Frankincense Fragrances?

    In addition to many good ones listed above.

    Calling All Angels by April Aromatics
    Eau De Parfum by Josef Statkus
    La Liturgie Des Heures by Jovoy Paris
    BoisD' Ascese by Naoimi Goodsir
  3. Thread: Auphorie?

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    Re: Auphorie?

    I sampled Zen and Shambhala. They were both nasty. Smelled like children had played with mom and dads essential oils. Maybe you have to be from Malaysia to appreciate. YUCK for me.
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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    A big +1 for both the Anatole Lebreton scents. Both OUTSTANDING!
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    Re: the quality of yesteryear

    +1 - Your just kidding yourself to think otherwise. The ingredients are either banned, not available, or has to be used in limited percentages. Some things, when there gone, there gone.
  6. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    I always enjoy your thoughts. Please do give us an update.
  7. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    Not as good as 33. I liked Ryder, but not enough to buy a bottle or decant. My sample was enough for me. There's nothing really at all to dislike just a little lackluster for my tastes.
  8. Thread: Sequoia

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    Re: Sequoia

    Most places have been out of stock for over a year now. Can you tell me where I can buy it?
  9. Thread: Ex idolo Ryder

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    Re: Ex idolo Ryder

    I thought it was good, but it didn't inspire me enough to buy a bottle, or even a decant. Surely not the equal to 33.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    Nice to see you here. Miss your posts. Even tough we had many disagreements, I always respected your point of view, and your thoughts in general always made me think.
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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    OK! For the sake of argument, I will acquiesce to you and TNBLUEMIKE. Only 8 out of 9 are losers.
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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    At least the Opus Series is consistent. All losers.
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    3 New Great Scents From Anotole Lebreton

    Here we a brand new house with three offerings WOW! They're all very good. Here's somebody that really understands how to make great scents. Priced to sell at $110.00 for 50ml. If you ever have an...
  14. Re: What's the ultimate compliment monster for daily use?

    My number one compliment getter - Puredistance M. Wear it and you'll get compliments. I get compliments from men and women quite regularly when I'm out and about. Just yesterday I was shopping for a...
  15. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    A major plus IMO.
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    Re: Anatole Lebreton, anyone?

    I'm sampling this today. I didn't not see your thoughts about this scent until I went searching to find out if anyone else reviewed it yet.

    All I can say now is I totally agree with you word for...
  17. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    Absolutely a great explanation. Being an audiophile myself, I totally get this.

    Audiophiles don't own Bose because their ears tell them they're not very good speakers.

    Perfume lovers don't own...
  18. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    I don't hate Creed. I just have never smelled one that was inviting enough for me to purchase a bottle. For the most part I find the quality of ingredients to be mediocre and the longevity to be...
  19. Re: Fragrances that blew your mind when you first smelled them?

    Puredistance M
    Invasion Barbare by MDCI
    Black Gemstone by Stephane Humbert Lucas
    Oud by Brooklyn Perfume Company
    Czech & Speake #88
    Blackbird by House of Matriarch
    Homage by Amouage
    Tribute by...
  20. Thread: xjeroff Don

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    Re: xjeroff Don

    I thought this one has a stench to it. A scrubber for me.
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold

    Ho Hum
  22. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    +1 for Black Gemstone

    Also Xerjoff Naxos

    & Fundamental by Rubini
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    Re: Tell me about Puredistance M

    For me M is simply the best fragrance on the planet in current production. I sample 300 new scents a year, every year, and still have not found its equal. It still WOWS me every time I wear it....
  24. Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    What are my requirements for a $700.00 plus bottle of perfume? Must have a WOW FACTOR. Good strength. Good sillage. Good longevity

    Wait a minute, I just realized Black Gold doesn't have one of...
  25. Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I totally agree with you, especially your final thoughts, I would like to add a couple thoughts of mine. First of all, like you I needed to give it a second and third wearing to get all the nuances...
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    SUÉDOIS by Euphorium Brooklyn

    SUÉDOIS by Euphorium Brooklyn is a scent made for Hayden-Harnett which is a Brooklyn-based fashion company that produces handbags, accessories, and apparel, founded by Toni Hacker and Benjamin...
  27. Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I ordered mine the same time you did and I got mine today. They're getting retail for 10ml decants, and instead of being greedy, they're offering customers expedited free shipping. It simply doesn't...
  28. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    You're so right. Great marketing! I just don't understand why anyone would think this is a finished scent ready for bottling. If I hired a nose, and this is what they came up with, I would fire them.
  29. Re: Boadicea the Victorious house - where to start?

    Save your time and effort. I've sampled at least 20 of their offerings, and have not found one to be bottle worthy.
  30. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    Mortal Skin just smells okay. I know if I were given a bottle I would never reach for it. Doesn’t smell offensive in any way, just not pleasing to my nose at all. I had high hopes because I do think...
  31. Re: I think it is possible to blend 1980's style powerbombs under current IFRA's norms.

    Of course it's possible. Interlude Man from Amouage has proven that it's possible.
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    Re: Lemon in Zest/By Killian

    I sampled the last two days, and I agree with you 100%.
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    For me there's only one amazing sandlewood in current production.

    Xerjoff Richwood
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    You can get a sample set of Amber Star and Amber Musk here

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/xerjoff-shooting-stars-amber-musk-limited-edition-coffret.html?___store=english&___from_store=english
  35. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    I think it's ironic his best creation he did for another house, not his own that being M of course. I think Roja has the ability to make any thing he can imagine - problem is I don't care for his...
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    Re: Forums hang using Internet Explorer

    me too
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    Re: Forums hang using Internet Explorer

    Took me like 10 times just to see what you posted
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    Re: Forums hang using Internet Explorer

    It's not working for me either. Same problems as Noggs. Internet Explorer 11
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    Re: Summer fragrance recommendations?

    Sorry! My bad
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    Is that you selling your bottle of Zefiro on Ebay?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xerjoff-1861-Zefiro-100-mL-Sprayed-One-Time-/221786021367?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33a37a1df7

    If so, sorry you...
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    Re: Summer fragrance recommendations?

    1861 - Renaissance by Xerjoff
    1861 - Naxos by Xerjoff

    Although not too well known, but can be bought at Twisted Lily - Antidote by Peccato Originale...
  42. Re: The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    I think this is a classy one. The absence of words on the bottle are a big plus to my eyes. hence no grafiiti....
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    I really like Naxos - actually more than the original 1861 now known as Renaissance. Easy to wear alluring summer scent. I'll be looking on the splits board for some. Zefiro just didn't do it for me,...
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    Re: Charenton Macerations: Asphalt Rainbow

    I sampled a couple times. It's a nice urban smelling rose. Nice enough to buy a bottle? Not for me. It's just not in the same league as Christopher Street. For as long as it took between releases I...
  45. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Rosarium - I sprayed this on me 30 minutes ago. I am sitting here surfing the net and I'm just getting this incredible sillage from Rosarium. There's this musky, honey powdery vanilla floating just...
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    The two I usually wear to my 5 classes per week. Two Boot camp and three spinning. All women in my spinning class except me. They seem to enjoy how I smell.
    I apply super light.

    Kiori by Kiori...
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    Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    Try all of the above, plus my favorite is to apply to your hair - lasts longer than clothes application

    Also try some scents that are know for longevity. Give Interlude Man by Amouage a try. If...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    You are so right it's all just "cologne" to the guy or gal in the next cubicle. That's why this hobby really has be to about personal enjoyment, because few others will join in on the joy with you
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    Re: Orangea by Profumum

    If you think this is going to be their Orange version of the infamous lemon Scent,Aqua Viva, then forget it, it's not even remotely in the same league.. Barely orange turns into a dry cedar leave...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    My experiences is I never know what they're wearing, so I usually ask. My wife has 100 bottles or so - I can usually get that right, but still get wrong 30% of the time.

    I literally go weeks at...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    UNUM seems to have mastered the art of juxtaposition. I really believe that's what makes these so interesting from an artistic point of view. They also just plain smell good.

    LAVS - Clean, crisp,...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    I get it. Roja is attempting to bottle his clothing taste in a parfum creation. From these notes - seems like a success to me.
  53. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    8) Show the world you have hideous tastes in clothing. It let's know you're a true artist


    http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nancy+Dell+Olio+Roja+Dove+FiFi+UK+Fragrance+7M3eLLzChevl.jpg
  54. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    4) Add more mystery - take a black and white photo.
    5) Use dream state facial pose.

    http://cdni.condenast.co.uk/320x360/d_f/FKurkdjian_V_18april11_b.jpg
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I got in on a blind split for Opus 1144 Got it today, and I'm extremely pleased. Thanks Colin, Darvant, and alfarom for bringing this one to my attention I have a sample of LAVS in route.

    Excuse...
  56. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    I was expecting a more of a long lasting traditional EDC like the one from Chanel Exclusifs. This one seems to be more about musks. its OK, but I really have no interest in ever wearing again.

    By...
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    Re: Tauerville Vanilla Flash

    I personally like Rose Flash better, but Vanilla Flash is nice too. It's bargain priced, not overly sweet or cloying. Not award winning, just fun - a very easy to wear scent.
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  59. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I contacted him earlier today. He replied, and I paid for a sample pack . Looking forward to sampling these.

    By the way Francesco. Beautiful write up on Angela Ciampagna and UNUM. Very nice...
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  62. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    I'm already missing you. You always had the best selection. Now all that is offered for the most part is Creed Aventus or another Creed. No variety at all. LucaTurin even gives a frag 41/2 Stars and...
  63. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    me also
  64. Thread: Creed Aventus

    by thebeck
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    Re: Creed Aventus / UNUM

    I would like 20ml Unum Opus 1144 with pump please.
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    Re: Ephemera by Unsound

    read more here

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/396098-Ephemera-Geza-Schoen-Kode9-Ben-Frost-Tim-Hecker?highlight=ephemera


    My personal thoughts - Absolutely disgusting - all three

    The music...
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    Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chanel-Egoiste-Cologne-Concentree-Spray-3-4-oz-100ml-No-Box-Factory-Sealed-RARE-/111632251990?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19fdccfc56
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    Re: Basenotes Hacked?

    Yes, I see the same strange page when clicking on the homepage logo.
  68. Luca Turin Reviews Tuscan Scent Incense Suede by Ferragamo

    41/2 Stars - Sounds tasty to me. Anyone out there give it a sniff yet?
    ...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Remik is running a split on Kiste if anyone wants a small amount.
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    I'm interested in this one also. Luca Turin gave it 41/2 stars.
    ...
  71. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    1 - Wazamba
    2 - Fougere Bengale
    3 - Musc Tonkin Extrait
  72. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod — worthy of a blind buy?

    Let's see. Herod is better than Tobacco Vanille. Herod is better than Tabac Rouge. Herod is better than Back to Black. Sounds safe to me.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Slumberhouse has gotten our attention in the past by making scents that standout in various way. Super strong, super sillage, over the top sweet etc.......usually toooooo much and over done -...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    USAR - So far Cilice stands out over WALD and USAR. It's interesting the company released three frags within weeks of each other. Starting with the best one and getting progressively not as good. All...
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    Re: Charenton Macerations: Asphalt Rainbow

    I have a sample on the way. I should have it Tuesday 3/24.
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    White by Puredistance Review

    I really wanted to write my own review but I realized my interpretation of WHITE was exactly the same as "Chemist in a Bottle". It became apparent to me that since his review came first, my thoughts...
  77. Re: Looking for a good creamy true Mysore sandlewood fragrance

    You can get it here for $250.00 for 12ml bottle...

    http://www.rehaat.com/perfumes/

    Click on Amouage logo - it's on page 21 of the PDF file list
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    Re: [US/CAN] Creed Jardin d'Amalfi

    I don't think you meet the requirments to host a split.

    Can I host a split?

    Members who meet Marketplace requirements (have made over 500 posts - or - been a member for a year - or - are a...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    WALD - So WALD has a totally different note structure than Cilice, but they somehow smell very close to me. It's like Guerlainade or Tauerade. There's this common base smell that permeates both...
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    Re: Taureville - A new line by Andy Taure

    I noticed yesterday, and immediately bought a 10ml bottle of Rose Flash. I was sorry I missed out on the first batch.
  81. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    I'm curious to what Mr. Kurkdjian has to say also.
  82. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Absolutely hednic, it's a matter of to each his own, and it's nice you can add to your collection.

    Just to clarify a bit - Aqua Universalis Forte (EDP) is 40% concentration and is considered an...
  83. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    That's an interesting point of view. I guess you really do save $314.00. From my point of view I could distill a box of Tide, and still have some money left over. $886.00 for this is the most...
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    Absolutely! My very first thought, and now that I've been thinking some more - it's my last thought also. Yes, you only get 30ml and not 100ml. I can't believe my eyes of all the synthetic ouds...
  85. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    No I haven't tried those, but that's nearly 40 years ago with better materials available for a song. What has he done in say the last 10 years? Something I can purchase without having to get lucky at...
  86. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    I think he's a talented nose, but his creations just fail to please my nose. His minimalist style just lacks the oomph that' a necessary ingredient, before you'll please my nose. His work has really...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    The lasting power is great with this one. The dry down is exquisite , and still heavenly the next morning. I have samples of WALD on the way also.
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    The beauty of Cilice is there aren't any dominant notes. They're blended so seamlessly, you never get a sense one note is dominating the others. What you get is a symbiotic relationship where each...
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    Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    CILICE


    Eau De Parfum

    Euphorium Brooklyn

    Country of Origin: United States

    Fragrance Family: Woody Oriental
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    Re: MFK Acqua Universalis Forte Extrait?

    Aqua Universalis and Aqua Universalis Forte are two completely different scents. The Forte is considered extrait because it's 40% concentration. Forte has rose and jasmine which the regular version...
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    Re: Puredistance M or Roja Dove Fetish for men

    +2
    M is more sophisticated and sauve. Fetish EDP is just castoreum overload to my nose.
  92. Re: Need Advice- I'm Invited To A $1million Party . . .

    Sounds like the perfect occasion for Puredistance M.
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    Don't own anything from the house of Guerlain, and don't care to either.
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    Re: Your Favorite Magnolia-Based Fragrance

    Hands down Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/64200/magnolia-grandiflora-michel-by-grandiflora

    Absolutely magnificent!
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    Re: What happened to Katie?

    Absolutely! Impossible to make it through an entire video review.
  96. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    They're very busy testing the latest batch of Aventus.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Consider me signed up. I don't text or twitter either. I believe in the old fashion form of communication, I call someone on the phone and we can converse. When someone does text me, I don't text...
  98. Re: Early warning: Palissandre d'Or from Aedes de Venustas

    Sounds tasty to me.
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    I'm not going to confuse you with a huge list of possibles. You need the best frag you can get for $250.00 - and that's Invasion Barbare by MDCI. You can get online at Jovoy Paris. Read the reviews,...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I have nothing against Creed. They just haven't made a fragrance that pleases me enough to buy a bottle.
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