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    Post Frags That:
    1. Smell incredible (ldo)
    2. Are rare/not hyped on Basenotes (I would say that if the fragrance has a BN listing and a picture and 5+ reviews it probably doesn't qualify)
    3. Must still be in production ("Best Discontinued Frags" is probably best left to its own thread)
    4. Bonus points for impressive bottle design! (for me that's one of the main reasons I enjoy fragrance hunting, haha)



    My goal is to challenge myself to find scents that are amazing but require more than just seeing a million positive reviews and copping it, so that my shelf looks like everyone else's. I'm willing for it to take some time, but with so many frags out there from so many companies, I need your help finding where to start!
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    Sensual Orchid by LM Parfums

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    Maybe: Von Sierstorpff

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    I really like Angela Flanders Tuberose.

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    Ortigia Sicilia-Ambre Nera (a wonderful dark(ish) amber)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Ortigia Sicilia-Ambre Nera (a wonderful dark(ish) amber)
    Those Ortigia bottles look really cool

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    There are plenty of designer fragrances which don't have reviews in the BN directory.

    Still if you want a niche entry I'm fairly sure Opulent Shaik no.77 doesn't have any reviews on BN, though it has a few on other sights, and it's one of the best things I've ever had the good fortune to own. Very costly, hard to find, but rewarding. Very wearable given it's origins, but for that it looses none of what makes it special.

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    ^ Yeah, I'm aware a lot's not going to be covered. In the AdG thread Bigsly mentioned there were 1000 frags released in 2011. A crazy amount of product on the market. My point of making this thread was to narrow that down to only the ones worth pursuing, assuming I can discover more mainstream scents on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
    Those Ortigia bottles look really cool
    Yes, and they have a shop here in Sloane Square; I keep meaning to pop in.

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    Parfum Satori - it's a woman in Tokyo who goes to Grasse once a year to imagine her perfumes and then returns to Japan to produce and bottle them. They're beautiful, elegant, and very much for the Japanese aesthetic.

    http://www.parfum-satori.com/en/

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    HRH Princess Jelisaveta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
    Those Ortigia bottles look really cool
    The Ambra Nera is a winner, as are many others from the Ortigia line. The new one, Florio, is the cleanest, freshest fragrance I've ever tried. It's full of narcissus, bougainvillea and passiflora. It's very pleasing but fairly linear, unlike the Ambra Nera which developes beautifully.

    For being fairly niche, it's also very, very affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post

    For being fairly niche, it's also very, very affordable.
    Very much so @ $75.00 US for 100ml.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
    Those Ortigia bottles look really cool
    My hubby gave me Ortigia lotions and soaps for Christmas. Very yummy stuff in fabulous packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    Parfum Satori - it's a woman in Tokyo who goes to Grasse once a year to imagine her perfumes and then returns to Japan to produce and bottle them. They're beautiful, elegant, and very much for the Japanese aesthetic.

    http://www.parfum-satori.com/en/
    Her website intimidates me, haha. Is there a way to order samples of her stuff?

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    HRH Princess Jelisaveta
    This looks like a woman's fragrance, or is it unisex?

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    Maybe: Von Sierstorpff
    Do they have a website or anywhere to buy it? I can't even find a listing on Fragrantica :P

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    ((Tohfa)) is one of the best mukhallats I've ever come across, this one won me the most compliments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yuyu15 View Post
    ((Tohfa)) is one of the best mukhallats I've ever come across, this one won me the most compliments.
    This looks like the "Orb of Isis" from The Simpsons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
    Her website intimidates me, haha. Is there a way to order samples of her stuff?
    She gave me samples when I visited her shop, but they were so small, I swear they are 0.25 ml.

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    Lalfeogrigio and Lalfeorosa (both by O'Dri)



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    ^ Only 8 bottles? Lame. Based on your review it sounds like an awesome frag I'll never own. A unicorn of fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
    ^ Only 8 bottles? Lame. Based on your review it sounds like an awesome frag I'll never own. A unicorn of fragrances.
    They're both released in batches of 8 pieces. You can always order them...
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    The O'Driu fragrances are gorgeous.(except Ladamo) Ive tried both Alfarom mentioned and they are stunners. They are, to me, fragrance as art. O'Driu could be considered "uberniche".
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    Quote Originally Posted by yuyu15 View Post
    ((Tohfa)) is one of the best mukhallats I've ever come across, this one won me the most compliments.
    I went to www.arabianoud.com and I am in love with their bottles. I assume that's where you got Tohfa? Does anyone have an account there? I can't view prices or buy anything. I get "Access Denied" when I try to create an account...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    The O'Driu fragrances are gorgeous.(except Ladamo) Ive tried both Alfarom mentioned and they are stunners. They are, to me, fragrance as art. O'Driu could be considered "uberniche".
    Agree completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
    I went to www.arabianoud.com and I am in love with their bottles. I assume that's where you got Tohfa? Does anyone have an account there? I can't view prices or buy anything. I get "Access Denied" when I try to create an account...
    Yes, the same happened to me. Seems there is a problem with their website. In my country, they have more 10 shops. Tuhfa is very expensive, around 832USD, but when I bought it they had 50% sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yuyu15 View Post
    Yes, the same happened to me. Seems there is a problem with their website. In my country, they have more 10 shops. Tuhfa is very expensive, around 832USD, but when I bought it they had 50% sales.
    http://www.arabianoud.co.uk/flash.php - boom!

    No Tuhfa, but you can see prices and *actually* buy things there. How quaint. Still no way to get samples. Is there a site, even ebay, that offers them? I'm still enamored with their bottles yet I can't bring myself to spend $200 on a blind purchase that will be impossible to offload if I don't like it, hah. A site/e-store like this is nice, but is not very fleshed out.
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    It is not rare but it is not mentioned much in BN due to the lack of exposure of the house in North America
    A prettier, more well-behaved and powdery sister of Serge Lutens' Miel de Bois

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    ST Barth Homme by Ligne ST Barth
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    Mazzolari Patchouly by Mazzolari - a creamy, amber-nuanced patchouli.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Sensual Orchid by LM Parfums
    This whole LM line has some real crackers - Sensual Orchid but hey guys we got Black Oud by LM too which is really well done! We gonna hear a lot more about LM I assure you.
    Wood & Absinth by Mark Buxton should be added the dry down would you believe it or not reminds me strongly of Carnal Flower!

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    Quartier Latin is a recent release from Memo. A superb, smooth blend of sandalwood and tonka. Longevity and sillage wonderful. Stocked by Harvey Nichols, samples available from Ausliebezumduft.

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    Nejma Oud One by Pascal Morabito: great frag, excellent bottle design, Ive never heard anyone mention this on BN and its not even in the directory
    Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regeance: The best and most intense smoky leather scent you can buy, supposedly this is a 300 year old formula(who knows if thats really true) and you can only buy this at one shop in San Francisco and nowhere else in the USA.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
    Does anyone have an account there? I can't view prices or buy anything. I get "Access Denied" when I try to create an account...
    Same here, do they want to sell perfumes? Weird.

    And yes, Tohfa is among their perfumes.
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