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  1. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Femme all week as penance for the Bortnikoff indulgence. To quote my spouse upon smelling Mysterious Oud, “You smell like a white board marker!”
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    Curionoir (new house?)

    Any local buzz about this?
  3. Re: Fragrances or Fragrance Houses Exclusive to Dubai / U.A.E.

    No recs (because femme) but on shopping through a “daigou” it might be worthwhile to order ahead and have friend pick it up. Especially if you can insert some large financial big tech like PayPal or...
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    Re: Thameen Fragrance London ?

    I own a couple of FB and have a lot of the line in samples. Thameen are strong and perform well, even more so in high temperatures. You would have to be receptive to frags without edges; tame, but...
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    Re: NEW: Shalini - Jardin Nocturne!

    Yeah, this was the comment that hooked me
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    Re: Xerjoff Decas

    Any updates to share?
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    20% Initio at Maxaroma

    INI2021 with unknown expiration date. Have fun storming the castle!
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    Re: NEW: Shalini - Jardin Nocturne!

    Thanks for doing that, gunmetal. I ordered a couple of samples for the hell of it. Anything that makes Rajesh B. hide away in his abode to wear this in secret has me one curious cat.
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Essentia Limited (Di Ser and Yuragi) distillations. Hokkaido straight up the nostrils.
  10. Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Definitely.
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Creation E Pour Femme. This is going to rocket straight to the top of my spouse’s faves on me.
  12. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    MPG Ambre Precieux FB
    Roja Enigma Pour Femme (Essence discovery atomiser)
    Various decants (Triad, Thameen, Prin, Di Ser, Musk Aoud)
    Samples from Shalini. How exactly does € 3600 per bottle smell?
  13. Re: And... there are new Amouage releases! Boundless and Material

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487673-New-Amouage-Material-and-Boundless

    Also, Journey :thumbup: Wonder Twins activate!
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Heads up for users of USPS Informed Delivery Mobile App. Informed Delivery app is phased out Summer 2021 in favor of an expanded USPS Mobile App. On its face it certainly appears more robust.
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    Re: NEW: Shalini - Jardin Nocturne!

    No reviews for this one. Any experiences to share?
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    Re: How's Ormond Jayne? Any masterpieces?

    I have five FB and various in sample size. You don’t see them much in my wear history because they were my pre-pandemic signature. They’re restrained, which is my preference, so that might translate...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Anyone planning a split?
  18. Re: Correct sealed Roja Diaghilev box bought at Bergdorf but with Fragrance du Bois inside

    What’s the epilogue? Did RD respond to the mixup?
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    LOL. I live with an industry professional, and yes, it did indeed remain on message. I’m looking forward to trying them as well.
  20. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    8 ml Triad for me. Thanks JBS1.

    Oh buddy, I just remembered the hyrax. I’m gonna get kicked out of bed. :cry:
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    They also don’t seem to be delivering outside the UK.
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    Re: Roja Parfums Amber Oud vs Qatar

    Not at all alike. Qatar is quite sweet. Nice gift btw.
  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    https://static.luckyscent.com/images/products/788010.jpg?width=400&404=product.png

    Kagiroi. :thumbsup: 一番
  24. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    The opinions of PdM are polarized. Initio doesn’t seem to elicit the same love-hate dynamic.
  25. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    Hmm... you like Widian/AJ Arabia and PdM. Maybe consider a lateral move to Initio?
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    Re: Fragrance Display Ideas?

    Good idea. Time to gather up the power tools and do some damage this summer. Something, something Pinterest fail and I had the best intentions.
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    Re: Xerjoff Decas

    Wondering the same. I requested a sample with my recent Luckyscent order but no go. I got Fars. :cry:
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    Re: Fragrance Display Ideas?

    Mine have outgrown the one bookshelf I allotted. Has anyone tried floating shelves or multiple corner units?
  29. Re: I'm "Pretty Sure the "mystery Decant" is what I think it is because......

    I have to confess I sent ZC a mislabeled sample. Once. But I now think giving him five with no label on purpose would be great just to mess with him.
  30. Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    I wasn’t going to spend the time writing this out, but this was exactly what I was thinking. Personally, if there’s anything I’d like to see erased magic wand style it’s elimination of quotas in law...
  31. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Amber Cologne because it’s bursting with raw floral and citrus.
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    Re: Frederic Malle The Night worth the price?

    Ooh to both The Moon and Amante. Xerjoff does weird things with fruit in Oud Stars a little too often for my tastes. The Moon is shaping up to be a strong contender.
  33. Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    His best days are behind him.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    That’s a whole bucket of fun right there.
  35. Re: Fragrancebuy.ca free shipping code! Expires 12/27

    Current code for free ship is WETHRIFT. I think it’s 89 CAD minimum.
  36. Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    This.
  37. Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    +1.
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    Re: Orientals for nitwits

    I’m with the go with your own nose crowd. Not sure how many I have are orientals, although I’d guess most of what I have are modern orientals maybe? Don’t overlook Rasasi, ASQ, Swiss Arabian. From...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    I think Basel Binjabr has an exciting vision. He brings the gift of fresh approach or maybe next generation in an established industry.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

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    House of Oud is something I’ve wanted to add.
  41. Re: Hi, I'm looking for a cologne for wearing to a dinner with a platonic female friend

    Wear what you’re comfortable in. Something you won’t overthink because that will alter your behavior and if there is anything that will send red flags it’s nervousness or hesitation. Have fun it’s...
  42. The Different Company 20% March 20-27

    Code PRINTEMPS21 for 20% off 50 ml or 100 ml bottle.
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    Re: 20% Off Sitewide at Beautyhabit!

    Beautyhabit is offering 20% off their already reduced outlet right now. I went with what I know and need (Oribe hair products) but I saw some Frapin, Comme des Garcons, MEMO Paris, and Penhaligons...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zJ8AAOSw-Nle65-p/s-l640.jpg

    The Cora Thameen

    https://rojaparfums.com/storage/img/code-img/RD2011-pac.jpg

    with a bonus Roja atomiser and some Xerjoff samples
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    Pictures of this cabinet, please. I’m in the market for better storage.
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    Re: You can only pick one!

    Facts. You are not alone based on popular ranking. The Dragon has occupied the top spot since I joined.
  47. Re: NEW: Xerjoff - Alexandria II Extrait Oil !

    Has anyone tried this or owns it? Would appreciate reading any updates or experiences the more details the better, especially compared to the EDP.
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    Re: You can only pick one!

    I’d go with whatever my kids picked for me. There are some scents I enjoy (and some I don’t) but I can get by on about anything.
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    Re: A Song, a Drink, a Perfume -- March 2021

    PDLN 3
    glass of prosecco
    Vance Foy Make It Rain + Chris Issak Baby Did a Bad Thing
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    PDLN 3. Fencer salute to the fine gents who put me on it.
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    Re: Puredistance 1 Reformulated?

    They do not smell identical but they do smell similar to me. Clean skin no perfume last night or this morning applied orange-tinged on right arm and translucent on left. I did not review the note...
  52. Re: If you could go back in time, which magical moment in your hobby would you want to live again?

    I want to go back in time with you.
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    Re: Puredistance 1 Reformulated?

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    These are from two separate discovery sets not from the same year. Both from authorized retailers. Seems you are correct, Kotori.
  54. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Osmanthe Yunnan is my spouse’s favorite.
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    Lancôme USA 30% off $175+

    Use code OURTREAT through March 18, 2021 for 30% off $175+ purchase. Code usable on lesser amount for reduced savings.
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    Re: Vanilla Vibes blind buy

    Sephora has a sample set with Vanilla Vibes that comes with a redemption voucher for a full bottle priced at $68 USD. Though none of these are my style, I do have atomisers and spray samples of all...
  57. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Best wishes for recovery! Years ago I had a more serious form of morning sickness during a pregnancy and found drinking warm bergamot flavored decaf teas worked at least as well as anti-nausea drugs....
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    Re: Fishy smell from atomizers?

    Agree with others it’s the atomizer, or at least the material of the nozzle. I tried a clean dry cloth, alcohol prep pad, and rinsing with plain water. No effect.
  59. Re: If you could go back in time, which magical moment in your hobby would you want to live again?

    Reload my chance to custom mix at Fragonard.
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    Re: A fragrance dream of Japan

    Probably something from J-Scent (pop culture mood) or Di Ser (traditional/romantic).
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    Re: Roja atomiser label

    Well, guess I’ll chalk it up to a odd manufacturing glitch if there’s nothing of note good or ill. If someone down the road does encounter a rotated ROJA on an atomiser as far as I know it is still...
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    Roja atomiser label

    Four of the five below are direct from Roja Parfums; one was purchased from a trusted BN member. The direction of “ROJA” on the atomisers caught my eye. Two are opposite of the other three. The two...
  63. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Amber Cologne is amazing. Why? It smells like a night out in the countryside of tropical Asia, minus the car exhaust. It’s a little matronly but captures and preserves the flora so authentically.
  64. Re: A good suggestion for a leather paired with fruits?

    Cuir de Chine
    Ormonde Jayne Qi Intensivo (discontinued)
    Journey Woman
    Osmanthe Yunnan

    My recs lean towards vegetal tannins than leather.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    And a great one at that.
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    Norwegian Wool coats

    Wondering if any of the gents have any experience with Norwegian Wool coats. I’m looking at the car coat and blazer specifically. How are they in the shoulders? Do they allow good movement? Also, how...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    Yum. I wish I could pull this one off. Please share your thoughts when it arrives!
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    I added two bottles of the newer Junoon Leather. The leather is almost too realistic for me, I prefer vegetal tannins, but the smoothness and overall balance knocked it out of the park. Rose usually...
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    Re: How to decide if it's FBW

    How do you approach other purchases? I know my walk-away criteria before I engage in any transaction. All my due diligence and KYC (or in this case know your seller or merchant I guess) is satisfied...
  70. Re: I think I have F.A.D. (“Fragrance Acquisition Disorder")

    Darvant had to go and write a tantalizing review of Ella K Lettere to Pushkar.
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    Re: Looking for Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Yep. Priced to sell from someone with solid feedback ratings if I remember correctly.
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    Re: when you think you have seen it all...

    Hah! They’re looking to expand into home fragrances. Great find, scentimus.
  73. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    My first direct order from Roja Parfums: H - Black Tier and PDLN 3.
  74. Re: Good experience with frenchfragrance.com

    Depends on the product and country of origin.
  75. Re: Which perfumes arouse the most sexual desire in women?

    Which man? This man? Then... any perfume or cologne because topical cosmetics can only enhance what is already there. Life isn’t fair.

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  76. Re: Anyone ever bought fragrances to resell at a profit?

    emtee

    Deep breath. You own them, you do what you want. Best advice I can give is don’t ask what people think. This isn’t real property we’re talking about, it’s more like baseball cards or comic...
  77. Re: Anyone ever bought fragrances to resell at a profit?

    At that point you’re being compensated for your time, not necessarily the product. I think a smart buyer discerns between an opportunist banking on entitlement or coercive market failure, and a...
  78. Re: Anyone ever bought fragrances to resell at a profit?

    Your inventory costs you, not me. Try it and find out. :).
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    Re: Fake Stéphane Humbert Lucas?

    Looking at my bottles of Taklamakan* and Wish Come True* in front of me for comparison. One is from Luckyscent, the other from Nieman Marcus. The lettering of the interior of the box you show does...
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    Re: H - Black Tier or SoO

    Thank you both for your thoughtful input. I placed an order at Roja Parfums for discovery atomisers PDLN3 and H Black Tier. Cheers to Basenoters!
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    H - Black Tier or SoO

    Would appreciate a contrast and comparison strictly between Roja H - Black Tier to Sultanate of Oman. The pyramids seem to have some overlap and I am wondering if there are redundant or distinct...
  82. Re: Any New Zealanders active on Here at the moment?

    That might be a matter of opportunity and location. Outside of Auckland, Wellington, and maybe Christchurch, where do you sample?
  83. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Official Online shop

    MFK.com seem to understand their global clientele well. Product presentation, choice of carrier, attending the long term consumer relation more like a concierge. All high marks.
  84. Re: How can someone smell like they have their Sh*t together?

    I don’t know. Sometimes it could come across like “My first red bottoms!” or Supreme (the streetwear) hypebeast. 540 does remind of some guady Macau decor, and I say that as someone who has it in...
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    Re: New to buying decants online

    Where are you shipping to?
  86. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. February 2021

    A bottle from a discontinued SHL line.
  87. Re: How can someone smell like they have their Sh*t together?

    More or less social proof by way of conspicuous consumption. I guess you could erect a Cinderella facade through superficial, temporal emulation. Just don’t get caught out after midnight, i.e., your...
  88. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. February 2021

    To evaluate if I really wanted to chase down one of the few available extrait-strength full bottles. Luckily, I have a friend in the Netherlands who will pick it up for me.
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    Re: If you like ... you'll enjoy ...

    Not always. But enough seem to enjoy it I hope to put mine up for sale.
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    Zoologist Discovery Set 10% off

    Perfumarie flash sale through Wed. No code necessary. There’s only about five left.

    https://perfumarie.com/collections/discovery-sets/
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    Re: Jacques Fath Fragrances

    For the price it’s hard to pass up the essentials set. I did not care for them. Most are unisex with some light masculine. The latter worked out great for one of my sons, Gen Z who likes brighter...
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    Re: Your next full bottle?

    Favorably disposed to FB Rania J Oud Assam.
  93. Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    You may have to be predisposed favorably from an early age. Where others get peach-leather I always get tea and, specifically, persimmons.. Most likely the tannin content of the astringent variety my...
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    https://cdn.notinoimg.com/detail_thumb/rasasi/614514253083_03/rasasi-junoon-leather-pour-femme-eau-de-parfum-pentru-femei___5.jpg

    Rasasi Junoon Leather pour femme. Immediately ordered a backup...
  95. Re: I just tested 40 Women with various fragrances - This is what they had to say in 2021

    this sentence is everything
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    Re: eBay samples...are they legit?

    Sloth:

    Is this the Dior Sauvage EDP? I have a carded spray sample I’m willing to forward to you that is new, unused if you are not in a hurry. However, it is only 1 ml. I might be able to throw...
  97. Digital Wallet / Mobile Payment options

    PayPal has been my go to for the last couple of years but I am looking to branch out. Any opinions on using Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo, or other alternatives for fragrance purchases? Venmo is a...
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    Poll: Re: Ignore/Hide Thread Function

    It would not affect my decision to renew my paid membership or how I value it. There are other avenues or actions I would very much like as part of Plus.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2021

    That’s gorgeous.

    A small something I’ve been after is Korres Saffron Amber. Spotted a good price and went with it.
    https://pimages.parfumo.de/720/133875_img-1247-korres-saffron-amber_720.jpg
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    Re: Is DecantShop Still a Legitimate Website?

    33 days since placing an order. Nothing yet.
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