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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have to agree. May not meet the standards of some but after reading numerous sites trying to gain some direction I have been very pleasantly surprised. I will wear this one with ease anywhere. Six...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just spritzed Manly on a hour ago and so far so good not heavy like any Amouage that I have experienced. I really like the opening everything is defined and not a mixed mess. It does depart from...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow! so interesting to hear everyone's diverse interpretations of the scent. It definitely provokes various degrees of historical reference with other scents. I myself now is very intrigued of how...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Great news my Manly is finally on it's way. Can't wait.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    5ML at PDF are a nice portion to help the wallet and to gain a better appreciation of new scents.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Missed this earlier Pagan Narcissus is very good and even better if you get the discount at PDF. In fact for the price of that plus Aguru and Francois you still come in cheaper than a recent 30ml...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    All worthy choices. Earth & Sky seems polarizing to some but I really enjoy it. Francois is a true standout for me. Good luck!
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Always a great read avrora. I love the newer blend as it lasts the full length of my work day. I can't speak more highly of the more punchy Bulgakov. Rosa is fine but not as compelling at the moment...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Still quiet on the shipment front for me since the sell date. Now perhaps the longest wait I have had for a ALD product. Hopefully, it's due to the success of this release and they are keeping busy.
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    Re: Green Hojari frankincense fragrance?

    Yes it does and I am a big fan. Indolis still remains a top tier ALD fragrance for me as well.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    It is awesome. The big disclaimer is that I loved the original but this kicks it up a few notches.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If it resembles Overture Man I will be very happy. I have enjoyed Overture Man since I first encountered it. Exciting news.
  13. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I will be watching the reviews on this one. Very interested by the sound of it.
  14. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - September 2021

    Revisiting MDCI Chypre Palatin after such a long time. Still puts a smile on my face.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Same with me so I cancelled the original order and paid thru PayPal
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    it came in my e-mail after a hour. You have a 10 hour window to pay.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes, my thoughts exactly. I can enjoy it at the office as well as home. I have my 10ml Chinese oud at the office and it works out very well.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just picked up two 10ml bottles Order #1229
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    I am really getting excited to try Lemon Blossom now as I bought blind and relied on Teone's popularity sort on her new website. I have most of her top and second row tiers so I thought what the heck...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Your very welcome. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I just love most of Teone's creations even the discontinued ones. I can't wait to open the box on two of her newer compositions.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Yes, I have had the 5ml vial when Teone started her Mystic series many months ago and I have just about polished it off. I think it is probably my favorite just edging out Sanctum which I really...
  22. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - August 2021

    Oud Zhen Areej Le Dore just a sublime experience for me. One of my favorite recent purchases.
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Roja Dove Arabian Collection

    Doing my yearly rotation through the Arabian Collection still the biggest fan of Kuwait with now Saudi Arabia coming up the charts on the enjoyment ladder.

    Does anyone see Bahrain as being a very...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Unless Adam sources some marmalade sandwich accord from Darkest Peru.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Congratulations. A very nice haul. I just picked up Lemon Blossom today from Parfums de France as well. Finally, got full bottles of Sanctum and saffron.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Good to hear. I wear the original all the time. I was hoping it would be a stunner. Can't wait my shipment moved from LA to Cincy so maybe Monday I will be one happy person.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Awesome reviews guys. I wish now I picked Tea Rose Mimosa after two positive reviews. Did Teone put those samples in for you to experience or did you ask before hand?
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    I don't have that one coming but Bulgokov 21 and Rosa Limited Editions should arrive next Wednesday. Please let us know your thoughts on Tea Rose Mimosa.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Perfect description I love it also. Teone has done Rose very well in many iterations such as previously discontinued Attar of Roses and the tantalizing Zeeba.
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    Re: Best value niche/quasi niche houses

    Great picks everyone. I must add TRNP the quality and price are top notch.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Thank you for such a descriptive view with fall creeping up fast it will be on my hit list.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Been pondering on Kashmir Nuit has it aged well? Also, has the performance gotten better? I was concerned when multiple sites didn't give it a positive vibe as hearing 30 minutes of a beautiful blend...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Thanks for the heads up. I will check it out.
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Synthetic Jungle!

    This sounds great. Anne Flipo orchestrated this should be excellent. I can't wait. Most likely a blind buy for me.
  35. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Xerjoff JTC 400. A beautiful composition from the Italian House that receives little attention. Citrus, white tobacco which is a ultimate feel good fragrance.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Totally agree on both accounts. A unique change of pace from his usual offerings. Like I alluded to before I like the way the Ensar team is going.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    I think it will as she made a disclaimer she was leaving the old site up as a reference point with only listing AUD dollars not USD. Also, the US states are no longer listed only the local Australian...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Got the e-mail this morning and it really didn't give me the goose bumps at all. The Au brothers are talented but I wonder if they are stretching the scope of unique art to wear ability. I hope to...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Do you have the PP or EDP? mine creeps back in every now and then which makes it so good. Granted not like the beginning but it is still raising it head for a long time. I have the PP. I did notice...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    I have been deliberating far to long on her Mystic series I hope I haven't waited to long. I promptly got the sample pack and have been loving on the 5ml lot for surprisingly quite some time. I have...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Great news! I loved Iris Chypre as I just wore it again yesterday. Can't wait to try this new one.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes sir! It would be a heavenly endeavor.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Glad you enjoy it. I agree little projection but very opulent. It just wraps around you like a familiar glove. One of the newer directions that the Ensar team has explored lately. A smooth enticing...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Thanks it is very intoxicating and I will have to purchase a bottle soon. Great work of Art.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Love both houses and have many from each. I can see some cross over. Early on Dmitry's blending was a clear winner and Ensar had the tanatalizing ouds that were potent and lasted in nuclear mode....
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Me too. Iris Ghalia is a well blended masterpiece that may not last 22 hours but goes easily all day for me. I absolutely enjoy it each and every time I wear it.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Today is a big Wow! for Dixit & Zak's Ghaliyah HInd.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I thought the same.

    Anyway GH is something else. The D&Z DNA is all over it. Happy with the longevity so far into the fourth hour. Very well blended and at least at first has struck a positive...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the update. I need to source at least a sample now just for a reference point.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    In fact it is. From the few dabs I have used it seems to hold its strength. Very nice.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    On one of recent orders with him I have a sample just called Marasim that he included and it is excellent I keep it at my desk at work and dab a bit on my wrist. I can't keep from sniffing it. I...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Great to hear. Ordered a full bottle last night. I have really enjoyed this house so far. Paradis Tropical not given much mention here and YLT are outstanding.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Green is great I finally got a full bottle after getting the 9.5ml travel. Love it. Best of the three in my opinion.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    He does have it as a spray as you can order it that way. It is a favorite of mine also. He does put it out in a bespoke label bottle not with the name Spirit of Hellanic Replublic
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I have to totally agree. This is a big favorite from the house for me. It lasts the total business day and then some for me. A very rewarding and comforting experience.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - July 2021

    Today Lost at Sea by Goose Creek is the go to scent.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - July 2021

    Mahogany Driftwood by Goose Creek Candles.
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    Re: Mens Fragrance Candles

    Azalea and Oak from Bridgewater Candle is a staple for me. I agree with N Cal above about Mahogany Teakwood. Now they are making the Intense version which the throw is unbelievable. B & B have a hard...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    On the way on hold at Cincinnati so I am hopeful sometime this week.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Excellent post!
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Good luck! I know what you mean.

    I think you will have enough staying power with this EDP on steroids.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Santal Sultan PP( 70%) came in today and this is a definite Wow! Powerful! Maybe should have waited on the EDP(50%) but couldn't resist.

    One spray reminds me of the earlier Ensar E.O. 1 & 2 days...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Still very glad they finally got around to doing it. As the prices have increased the testers are even more warranted. I have my eye on a couple.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    100% agree. Actually, I find some of the recent versions last up to ten hours. I do think the blending has improved also. Homeros, Borneo Zen Tibet and Iris Ghalia are all fantastic.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Yes Niflheim is different it took me a few wears to understand it. The opening seems to me at least it's strongest point with its icy mint blast. It feels like a visit to the upper Scottish Highlands...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Oud Zhen is sublime. I am a big fan. Bottle is beautiful.
  67. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Correct on both accounts from my samples.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Purchased Royal Luban and I feel it is a excellent Frankincense as well. Did you get a sample of Spirit Of Hellenic Republic I have really enjoyed it the past couple of weeks along with the newer...
  69. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. July 2021

    So many fragrances coming to market lately and trying to enjoy some recent purchases I have neglected somewhat. Today is definitely one that I had not wore very much to enjoy. Ensar Oud Hajar Aswad...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Thanks for the information. Light on the trigger then.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Was your sample PP or EDP?

    Sounded so tantalizing that I just pulled the trigger in Pure Perfume after all. My disappointment with Chypre Sultan in EDP form provided misgivings I couldn't overcome...
  72. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. July 2021

    Sampling Fruit of the Moon by TRNP this is the last Mystic series to wear this week. Already surprised on the staying power before I was only getting three hours tops but today it is going strong...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Yes I agree not sure why that high potency even the 50% would be more than enough for me so I am looking at the EDP myself and save $100.00. Not to provoke in any way but I wonder about the recent...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Santal Sultan now available 70% concentration in PP and 50% in EDP. Mysore granules harvested in the 70's & 80's nearly as old as I am.
  75. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. July 2021

    TRNP Prayer a unique and meditative experience perfect for closing out the books for the fiscal year.
  76. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - June 2021

    Marching through the TRNP Mystic Series in the third day this time wearing Prayer perhaps my favorite as I go back and forth depending on mood.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Love D'Aguilar and it should be by now on this site.

    Saffron today has really blossomed for me I picked up notes that I hadn't before. Trying to wear out my Mystic 5ml set before spending on the...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    From what I have tried Spirit of Hellanic Republic & the new Niflheim are outstanding. I do second Iris Chypre being also in the mix. I purchased that from Luckycent with the requested hopes of...
  79. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    Revisiting a sample of Sanctum from TRNP Mystics series. Thinking this is full bottle worthy for me. Quite outstanding!
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Everything now sold out except for the new Tenmoku II. Can't stop wearing Mikayo Sumiiro it is so comforting for unwinding after a long day. Always a quality wear.
  81. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    ALD Oud Zhen a recent arrival
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I am close Monday delivery.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Oud Zhen in route from Danbury CT can't wait.
  84. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    Summer time and the living is easy so Amouage Beach Hut Man gets the call.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Yes, the notes listed have me intrigued. I hope it is cool icy experience which I am banking on.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I love it. especially when exiting a shower. Not a simple fragrance as I have come to find out after a few wears. The Panadus note is divine in Paradis Tropical it is unique to me but I hear very...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Thank you for your great customer service all the way around. I am really impressed with your fragrances and the new edition Niflheim should arrive this week along with Spirit of Hellenic Republic....
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Me too. I received a e-mail from him the other day his focus is now on the perfume side after the COVID disruption. I have joined the train but I must admit I will have to pick and choose as these...
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    Re: Zegna Javanese Patchouli

    I have the big 125 ml that I purchased many years ago and I haven't put a big dent in it. A fabulous scent among the exceptional original offerings. I have most of them. I still feel Florentine Iris,...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    It was suppose to hit today. No luck yet.
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    This plus Sacred Ground are top notch. Aged with perfection.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    Thanks I wondered about Al-Ghaliyah Bulgare sadly the samples were out at Lucky Scent when I purchased Iris Chypre. I will try to get one from Ahmed's site directly then. I had that feeling that this...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    YLT is a really nice freshie in the same vein as Bortnikoff's Amber Cologne. I have really enjoyed the D&Z house lately Paradis Tropical has really been a regular wear for me and I really enjoyed RM...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    I just pre-ordered this and I am extremely excited. The notes sound North Sea icy blast like even the roasted seashells.and dragons blood put a different dynamic on things.

    Iris Chypre is a...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Wearing Earth & Sky today and it has been a great day!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Disclaimer I do enjoy Adam's compositions. But could you imagine if Teone's work took off like ALD's has. Perhaps the one of the best if not the best blending skills in the industry. I am wearing...
  97. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Dior Amber Nuit
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Thanks for the update Nic. Yes, I have Nocturnal Poetry and Mriga already from the house and they are very well composed. I haven't tried Arsalan yet. It will be on my list now since you made that...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I just received a sample of Prin Saringkarn with a recent purchase. Wow! this is very impressive right out of the gate. Prin has blended a cornucopia of flowery fruity accords and it has really hit...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    It is British. Look for it at expat stores in the US. I grew up with it when dishwashers were at a premium and you washed your crockery at the sink.
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