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    A terrific example of the power of fragrance, but not something I want to wear though...

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    Interesting about the beeswax, I am missing that. I do smell the cinnamon.
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    Default Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I'd love to try SN but no retailer in the Portland, OR, area has it! Is there anything a bit more budget friendly that can get me the frankincense church vibe that might be more readily available?

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    Nordstrom carries it unless they are out, in which case they should be able to get a bottle to Clackamas Town Center by the next day from Seattle. Or go to Perfume House and try Avignon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Interesting about the beeswax, I am missing that. I do smell the cinnamon.
    After several wearings I still do not pick up anything besides frankincense and beeswax. Don't take that as a bad thing as I'm really enjoying Sahara Noir.
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    Today, i finally started detecting other notes mentioned in the press pyramid : bitter oranges in the opening and a light hint of roses in the heart as a beautiful companion to the Frankincense.

    The more i wear this , the more i discover its sneaky complexity.
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    Default Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    None of the Nordstrom's in Portland carry it (according to their web site). Same with Saks 5th Avenue. Why is this so scarce?

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    I have seen, sampled and got a carded sample from the downtown Nordstrom. It was on the shelf a few days before Christmas. Also saw it at the Washington Square Nordstrom just after Thanksgiving. Perhaps they are out? I suggest you call the store. Maybe this scent is in short supply from Tom Ford?
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    9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Today, i finally started detecting other notes mentioned in the press pyramid : bitter oranges in the opening and a light hint of roses in the heart as a beautiful companion to the Frankincense.

    The more i wear this , the more i discover its sneaky complexity.
    That's been my experience as well. It's certainly mostly about frankincense, yes, but other notes subtly lend their qualities to highlight and amplify the star ingredient (just as a rose soliflore relies on clever secondary notes). But no doubt this one is all about enjoying frankincense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    That's been my experience as well. It's certainly mostly about frankincense, yes, but other notes subtly lend their qualities to highlight and amplify the star ingredient (just as a rose soliflore relies on clever secondary notes). But no doubt this one is all about enjoying frankincense.
    Went and purchased a bottle at my local Nordstrom. Unfortunately they have only had a tester so I should have my bottle in a couple of days. Looking forward to see if I can pick up other notes besides frankincense and beeswax.
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    Fantastic fragrance smelling on my skin like an ideal blend of Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Etro Messe de Minuit, Lutens Arabie and Tom Ford Amber Absolute with hints of the typical Slumberhouse's "complicated" (scratching) burnt sugar/licorice spicy tobacco undertone. Dry frankincense, earthy oud-patchouli, herbal-hesperidic patterns (throughout present as undertone), huge cinnamon, resinous labdanum, dark amber/tobacco with a suede caress. I prefer to go by soon beyond the stages of the olfactory evolution, just pointing out that Sahara Noir is misty, herbal, sultry, darkly exotic and voluptuous as a magic night out for tracks and alleys of a desert's village.
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    I love your reviews of fragrances Darvant. Spot on with the burnt sugary aspects of Sahara Noir which lead right into a deliciously warm blanket of frankincense.

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    Fantastic fragrance smelling on my skin like an ideal blend of Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Etro Messe de Minuit, Lutens Arabie and Tom Ford Amber Absolute with hints of the typical Slumberhouse's "complicated" (scratching) burnt sugar/licorice spicy tobacco undertone. Dry frankincense, earthy oud-patchouli, herbal-hesperidic patterns (throughout present as undertone), huge cinnamon, resinous labdanum, dark amber/tobacco with a suede caress. I prefer to go by soon beyond the stages of the olfactory evolution, just pointing out that Sahara Noir is misty, herbal, sultry, darkly exotic and voluptuous as a magic night out for tracks and alleys of a desert's village.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I love your reviews of fragrances Darvant. Spot on with the burnt sugary aspects of Sahara Noir which lead right into a deliciously warm blanket of frankincense.
    Thank you so much :-)
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    Default Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I like it too. My female colleague has it and I really enjoy it when she is wearing it. To me it doesn't smell very complex, it comes off as a frankincense bomb but sort of smoked frankincense, frankincense with a smoky oud maybe, and yes, that cinnamon. Lovely quality, projects well, and has a very attractive trail. Would be really terrific on men, especially Darvant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    I like it too. My female colleague has it and I really enjoy it when she is wearing it. To me it doesn't smell very complex, it comes off as a frankincense bomb but sort of smoked frankincense, frankincense with a smoky oud maybe, and yes, that cinnamon. Lovely quality, projects well, and has a very attractive trail. Would be really terrific on men, especially Darvant.
    So nice my lovely Foustie :-)
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    Just picked up a bottle of this, been meaning to for awhile. The comparisons to Amber Absolute have me intrigued (I've never tried it before) since it's been re-released.
    How do the two compare? Which is superior? Is it redundant owning both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Just picked up a bottle of this, been meaning to for awhile. The comparisons to Amber Absolute have me intrigued (I've never tried it before) since it's been re-released.
    How do the two compare? Which is superior? Is it redundant owning both?
    I don't find them very similar, so owning both wouldn't be redundant. But Sahara Noir is far superior.
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    I don't understand the comparisons between this and Amber Absolute, other than the frankincense overload in both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by du57in View Post
    Sahara Noir is far superior.
    Agree...
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    Quote Originally Posted by du57in View Post
    ...But Sahara Noir is far superior.
    I completely disagree.

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    I've been wearing both a bit recently, I have a bottle of SN and a sample of AA. Both are great. There are definite similarities to my nose. Obv the frankincense is louder in SN and the amber more prominent in AA. I have to say that, despite the fact that AA is sweeter I do prefer it over SN. The drydown is just heavenly. I'm trying to get my nose round the relation of AA to Ambre Sultan (which I am wearing today) and LADDM, as these are all in the same family and each reminds me of the others. Pity AA is so pricey. Might wait until Harrods have one of their 10% off days.
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    A bit off topic perhaps but this Ambre Sultan I am wearing does not seem as strong to me as the sample I bought about 5 years ago

    Still enjoying it though.
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