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    Greetings Everyone

    I am starting to sample fragrances from this line. What are your recommendations? Any that you particularly like or dislike? Thanks.
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    Default Re: House of Profumum Roma--Likes and Dislikes

    Hi Rosehavn, these are the ones l've tried;

    Tuberosa; a worthy tuberose, but for me not as beautiful as Carnal Flower or Beyond Love.
    Neroli; nice, but not long lasting.
    Vanitas; nice vanilla but l prefer La Maison de la Vanille's Vanille Noire du Mexique; very similar & nowhere near as expensive!
    Fiore d'Ambra; very medicinal amber with a powdery drydown.
    Ambra Aurea; the best amber l've tried, (Tom Ford's Amber Absolute being a very close second) it's deep, rich, sweet & resinous, & currently on my wishlist!
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    My favourite is Olibanum. I dislike Fumidus..

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    They're all good. I've tried Acqua Viva - best lemon ever.
    and Victrix - best fresh, springtime green ever.

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    Make sure you try Olibanum, Fumidus, and Thundra. I like all three of those, but can't quite force myself to fork over the $240. I may take the plunge for Fumidus at some point, but I'm not sure how much I'd wear it. It's pretty extreme.

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    From what I've tried and can remember...

    Acqua di Sale - It's fairly light, I don't really remember it. Like sea salt. Wasn't memorable.

    Ambra Aurea - Standard amber, decent scent. Not overly exciting, you'd find scents like Ambre Sultan & Amber Absolute far more interesting.

    Vanitas - Vanilla bomb, steers towards the feminine side with the orange blossom. Kind of smells like bubblegum.

    Olibanum - Standard church incense in the vain of Passage d'Enfer.

    Thundra - One of the more interesting Profumum's. Wet earthy forest smell. If you like Voleur de Roses, Iris Silver Mist & Narciso Rodriguez For Him, you might like this.

    Patchouly - Standard hippie headshop patchouli. On the dirty side. Similar to Lui but less interesting and on the smoother side. Kind of a way better pathcouli oil you can get at a grocery store.

    Santalum - Oily sweet, mainly cinnamon dominant. The older dark formulation is quite similar, just the myrrh is vamped up and it wears darker & heavier.

    Fumidus - Challenging scent. Smells like wet birch wood in a compost bin with cigar smoke and a bit of scotch. If you like Lonestar Memories & Patchouli 24, you might like this.
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    I like almost all of them. The best? Fumidus.

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    I've only tried Fumidus and Olibanum. Fumidus was interesting; Olibanum wasn't.

    Fumidus is a dark, earthy, rubbery kind of vetiver, basically Indonesian vetiver with perhaps a bit of birch tar. It's certainly quite different.

    Olibanum is a dry, weak, grassy incense fragrance. I do not like it - at all.

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    I like Antico Caruso.

    You can be sure of being unique in this one because no-one else does. Well one guy in LA, that I know of.

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    Ambra Aurea is a pure, single-note amber. It is not an amber-themed perfume such as Amber Absolute or Amber Sultan. If you love amber for its own sake, then you will love Ambra Aurea -- but Amber Extreme is much the same for half the price. If you are expecting for Ambra Aurea's price, something a bit more complex, exciting, interesting, then you will find it disapointing and lack-luster.

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    Funny I simply can't stand Fumidus although I respect it a lot for what it is. I simply can't believe someone actually wants to smoke like a dirty and old chimney. I did not get the hype from Fumee turque either whereas I love Lutens so I guess it s just not my cup of tea when it's too smokey.

    I love Profumum for the quality and the strength of their fragrances, most of them are very long lasting. I think you should try ambra aurea indeed. Acqua e zucherro is a hidden gem as well, on the gourmant side. I ve been told that the new one Acqua Nobilis is wonderful, i ordered a decant from perfumed court which should be here this week, I ll let you know.

    Finally, you have to try dulcis in fundo. A beautiful amber with citrus and orange notes, a keeper imo.
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