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  1. Re: At what temperature is the fragrance industry/community definition of "Extreme Heat" for fragran

    I agree here. Other places not good for a fragrance would be prolong sun exposure in a hot metal mailbox or vehicle where temperatures can exceed 100 F.
  2. [CONUS] Re: Roja Dove, Creed Aventus, Le Labo and Pursat Agarwood Chips...

    bump time.
  3. [CONUS] Re: Roja Dove, Creed Aventus, Le Labo and Pursat Agarwood Chips...

    Roja Parfum-Colognes are sealed.
  4. Re: Early notice: Carine Roitfeld, ex-Vogue editor, launching fragrance?

    Has anyone sampled or bought the 7 Carine Roitfeld fragrances? It's been 2 years since they were released. I am wondering if any of these are worthy and what level of quality they are?
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    Re: Recommend an "Office Friendly" Patchouli

    Roja Dove Goodman's Parfum
  6. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    I've had several excellent purchase experiences with Sammy the owner of Parfums de France. He was offering a price break on luxury niche brands when hardly any one else was. I'm happy to have spent...
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    Unfortunately, I think you are 100% correct. I think Ebay uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms to influence sellers and create a false sense of urgency at least some of the time to promote sales....
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    Re: The Grey Market

    Excellent article that is still relevant. Currently the USA grey market is negatively impacted by the currency exchange rate of the US dollar and Euro/ Pound and Middle East currencies as far as...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    People are just enjoying themselves as they do with other perfumes and other pursuits. Creed is a perfume company that needs to earn money to stay in business. Creed would be foolish to not...
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    Re: Royal Oud Flacon Fragrancenet Fake

    I see a mismatch between the box label and the code on the flacon but other than that everything looks legit. Boxes were changed a while back. That's one of Creed's better perfumes and one that...
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    Re: Aventus 10 year anniversary bottle real ??

    You're looking at a collector bottle of Aventus 10 in honor of the 10th anniversary of the release of Creed Aventus. I heard Aventus 10 will be sold in November and it is a limited edition. The...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yours is most recent release.
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    Re: Is this Creed Aventus real or fake?

    Looks okay to me unless a refill. 16C01 should have an opening black licorice note. I have it and I like it a good deal for that reason.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yep, I agree here. I've already worn about 60mls of 19Y11N. It's softer, more diffuse/ airy than pre-reformulation 19s. Has a slight orangish/creamsicle hint in the opening. It seems to me that it...
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    Re: OLFactoryfactoryllc.com

    I've purchase prior to the website and have been very pleased with the goods received and prices. Their offices are in New Mexico and Oklahoma. I can't defend slow shipping but maybe they are...
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    Venbafragrance.com

    Another new deep discount niche perfumes site from seller (Koushik) who migrated from Facebook to nice looking new website Venbafragrance.com. I made 2 recent purchases from Koushik (before the...
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    Re: Is nastjastore.com legit?

    There's no possibility of authentic perfume at that price point. There's a lot of fake Aventus in the marketplace, unfortunately.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Because I smelled them both within weeks of being bottled 20A01N is very similar out of the bottle to 19Y01N, the first reformulation batch. I think 20A01N needs a little maceration time and will...
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    OLFactoryfactoryllc.com

    Just wanted to alert the fragrance community to a new fragrance website that went online a few days ago: OLFactoryfactoryllc.com These people have been the low price leaders on Facebook fragrance...
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    Re: FAKE CREED? Fragrancenet.com

    This ^
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    16K11 is a well loved batch, can’t go wrong.
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    Re: I think I am done with Aventus

    2010 and 2011 Aventus I bought new at that time was extremely strong. Finding 2010 or 2011 Aventus today that is not seriously degraded is nearly impossible.
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    Re: Would a vintage bottle even smell good now?

    I recently found and bought a 2008 BNIB 75ml Creed Himalaya. It’s perfect and fantastic older formulation. Same with a full BNIB Guerlain Mitsouko Extrait from1985.
  24. Re: What does Creed being bought by Blackrock mean for the brand?

    Over the last 10-11 years it's evident to me that Creed has drifted downward from a niche position they once commanded by offering outstanding perfumes with superb ingredients. Claiming a heritage...
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    Re: Michael Jackson's favorite fragrance!

    Orange Spice. There is a photo here somewhere showing it in his rotation in his bathroom taken after he passed on.
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    Re: Is my creed aventus 100ml real?

    From here it looks okay to me. I assume the box exposed edges are completely black.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Wow, that's discouraging! I owned 19Y01N for less than an hour before selling. I thought it was weaker overall than pre-reform 2019 and there was no prominent citrus/ pineapple in the opening. I'm...
  28. Re: Has Aventus really been watered down over the years?

    I received my bottle of 19Y01N yesterday afternoon. I whiffed 2 sprays. Within the hour the bottle was sold and shipped. Maybe subsequent batches will be better but 19Y01N seemed rather tame. ...
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    Re: Up To 70% Off Last Days at Incenza!

    I tried to buy a 500ml flacon of Creed Aventus this weekend and when I got to the end of the transaction a message popped up that said no Creed sales to the USA. So my question is which European...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I sampled a few drops of Guerlain Mitsouko Extrait from the 80's or 90's. It was rich with oakmoss and long lasting. I was wowed so I looked for and found a full to the top15ml BNIB with seal on...
  31. Re: Has Aventus really been watered down over the years?

    No split. Purchased from For Sale section. There's a very recent reformulation with the first few bottles coming over from Europe. 19Y01N. No jasmine. I should have my bottle by early next week....
  32. Re: Has Aventus really been watered down over the years?

    Join FB groups Aventus Addicts and Aventus Lounge. I won a 12A01 partial bottle in a raffle and the juice is excellent with dulled top note as expected. I bought a 13X01 here a week ago.
  33. Re: Has Aventus really been watered down over the years?

    Not at all "watered" down but has been through 3 (as of recent 19Y01N, now 4) reformulations. Basically oakmoss and birch tar were taken out due to IFRA restrictions. I owned 2010 and 2011 flacons. ...
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    Re: Best place to get Creed Aventus?

    Check out Zee Frag on FB. I just bought a 100ml for $158.00 and he shipped just a few hours later. A few batches to choose from.
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    Re: Apolgies for ANOTHER authenticity check

    Strangely there is no reference to that batch number among thousands of user/ collectors.
  36. Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    After about a 4 year break I bought a bottle of Creed Aventus. I wore a lot of it starting in 2010 and needed to take a break from it. I smelled the sillage on a friend and thought I'd place it...
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    Re: Roja London vs Midsummer Dream

    I have both and London is better by far unless you don't like orientals. It's a full bodied oriental with excellent power and longevity. If you like London, Semi-Bespoke 23 is like Mega London. ...
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    Re: 1970s Greatest Hits

    Aside from a few others my go to fragrance (for a year or two) for a night out at a disco club (circa 1973-1976) was Bill Blass for Men. It came in 2 strengths as a spray and even the lesser...
  39. Re: The attar wand- to use or not to use. That is the question.

    I usually cut the plastic wand off and use plastic toothpicks and small alcohol wipes. When I can I buy my oils in the Wheaton v-vials which have no wand. Keeping my oils sanitary allows me to more...
  40. Re: impressions on trio of unreleased TOP DOG Imperial Oud oils

    I smelled the Oriscent connection right away in both oils. It could be that the distiller was trained in a similar style. It’s a moot point regardless and does not diminish my enjoyment of the...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I love the Osswald's people and have made several purchases from them. Beverly Hills Perfumery carries a more extensive line of Roja Dove fragrances and their spray samples are equal to the best...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I found a new appreciative home already for my ALD limited set which arrived yesterday. I'm a fan of this house but there are a few in the lineup that don't really work for me. I liked SM II...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I bought the new pair right before the crash. I hope ALD does a second edition of Oud Zen!
  44. Re: How the hell did Roja Dove get away with his 50ml for the price of 100 "offer"?

    Actually, no matter the brand, if any fragrance is priced over $20 here there's a gradient of hate and obvious jealously for anyone that can afford and enjoy them. It's analogous to folks who...
  45. Re: How the hell did Roja Dove get away with his 50ml for the price of 100 "offer"?

    And some people who have been into fragrances for many moons can recognize quality and don’t quibble about paying for it! In the final analysis the marketplace decides. And, Roja Dove is enjoying...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Areej Le Dore Walimah attar and extrait.
  47. Thread: Attar Houses

    by Jazznpool
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    Re: Attar Houses

    In addition to what has been mentioned:

    Agar Aura makes some fine attars but they sell out. I'm hoping they do another edition of several I've seen on their site. Agar Aura oud oils are the...
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    Re: How do you apply oud oil

    For attars I prefer both wrists and then sometimes transfer to sides of the neck. For oud oils ideally I lightly apply pure moringa oil on my preferred spot or spots about 15-20 minutes beforehand....
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    Re: Areej Le Dore Oud Luwak - what next ?

    For perfume I recommend Bortnikoff Oud Maximus. Areej Le Dore and Bortnikoff among the few using real (probably wild) ouds in their artisinal compositions.
    For the finest oud oils, go look at Agar...
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    Re: Best Bergamote scent ??

    Me too., Bergamote 22.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    SOTM Agar Aura- Ayu. Inherent Malaysian cola and tamarinds with oudy backbone.
    SOTE Agar Aura-Plai Cheu. Cambodian oud oil with lots of natural fruits and oudiness.
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    Re: Ensar Oud new iris rose oud release

    Y

    I didn’t see anything unless it’s floating in the bottle, I need to look. There must be some parallel synthetics blended in because this pefrfume has incredible longevity. 11 hours later at...
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    Re: Creed Citrus Bigarrade 1760

    CB was the very best of all the citrus Creeds IMO.
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    Re: Ensar Oud new iris rose oud release

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    About 1 hour in on 2 sprays. Good power. Pleasantly different as iris an unusual note to be featured. Has interesting herbal and quiet spice facets. Nice presentation. I’ll need more time...
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    Re: Ensar Oud new iris rose oud release

    I received the DHL notice yesterday. Iris Ghalia and a few oud oils are scheduled to arrive Tuesday. I took a blind shot with IG based on the notes.
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    Re: Rose Oud attar

    I'll add Ensar Oud Red Rose Attar II. It's really good.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Has anyone received a notice that their package is shipped from ALD or DHL?
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    Re: Santal 33 without the pickle note

    Ultimately the ever present dill pickle vibe moved me to sell my bottle of Santal 33.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Agar Aura King Koh Kong--foresty green and slight fruit/ jam to start. Now nice and woody. Thanks Taha!
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Habzouds Harba Koh Kong.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Al Hashimi Caliph, 2016
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    Re: Best Releases of 2018

    Bortnikoff Vetiver Nocturne
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    Re: Japanese Genre Oud Attars...

    I just received Neriko v3 from Agar Aura. Very small batch release I think. It's a beautiful sandalwood blend with warm subtle spices. It plays sort of close to the skin as expected. I'm enjoying...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Kudos to the BNers who were guessing the trio ALD release would be attars! All right up my alley in spades as I'm on an attar and oud oil learning/ enjoying quest lately and I have the extrait...
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    Re: Tired of Ouds ?

    Exactly! Frags with real oud are very far and few between. I did read that at least 3 new and improved (and pricey)aromachemical ouds were synthesized last year so we should begin smelling them in...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It’s interesting that there has been no information leaks about the soon to be released 3 ALD fragrances to this point. I would be pleasantly surprised if the new trio were attars.
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood Oil Recommendations?

    Hey Taha, it would be great to see a high grade sandalwood from AA this year if desirable wood can be sourced and it makes economic sense.

    Rai, thanks for your comments. In the time since this...
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    Re: Oud Extraordinaire Ensar Oud

    In general, cultivated trees lack precious time compared to true wild Aquilaria trees. The longstanding plantations in India might be an exception.Also, in many but certainly not all cases toxic...
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    Re: Oud Extraordinaire Ensar Oud

    Thanks Rai. Since the time of this post I’ve taken some leaps forward with enjoying and understanding oud oil. Oud Extraordinaire now has a place in my modest but growing collection and I’ve been...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    It's really a coincidence that I just put a swipe of my Purple Kinam sample on and rolled over here to BN! There's something spellbinding almost hypnotic about Purple Kinam when I first sniff it. I...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Agar Aura Philipinas 2. Light smoke and piercing spice on a bed of oudy-ness.
    Habzoud Malik. Light hay-barn (non-fecal) and honey.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    I have tried 2 of the 3 AA Malaysian oils and love them both with Malay Special K immediately taking over the spot of my current favorite. It blew me away with the sheer power and depth of first...
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    Agarwood chips and chunks for burning?

    Can anyone recommend some good agarwood sources for obtaining currently available wood for heating/burning? Thank you kindly.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Hi Joe, I'm glad to hear someone can tolerate 777. After one small swipe I put my bottle up for sale here at BN at a loss. I'm going to send Russian Adam an email but I was waiting until this week...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Lol. I received 777 from Feel Oud this week. I included it on a whim when Russian Adam suggested it. I had purchased what was left of Nayouff and 2 FO sandalwoods, all excellent. I had the same...
  76. Re: ISO Areej Le Dore: Oud Zen and Oud Picante Partial or Full Bottles USA---Must have history here!

    Still looking.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree with you here. I love both Man Musk and Rose Musk attars. A few others I bought are seriously compromised by oud that is too barny—mostly attributable to soaking the agarwood under...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Good to hear you’re enjoying Royal Lao too. It was a winner of a blind buy for me. Three other oud friends also have Royal Lao and all three say it’s one of their best recent buys. Quite honestly,...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Probably my vote for best perfume of 2018. Really look forward to 2019 releases from Bortnikoff.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Kencana v3 from Agar Aura
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    Re: Is it Better to Purchase...

    Where you shop is the critical variable.
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    Re: creed atomizer smell

    I had 18 of them at one time. Never had that problem--ever. In fact the 5 or 6 I have left look like new and function perfectly. I did have a few that had clogged sprayers but the Creed Boutique...
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    Re: Post your first fragrance purchase of 2019.

    Ghaliah Al Molouk and Phoenix Amber attars from Rising Phoenix. They should arrive tomorrow. I notice there is a new Taif Rose Attar from RP. I’d like to whiff that one for sure.
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    Re: Habzoud.com. Any customers and fans here?

    94394

    I received my package in good order today from Habzoud UK. I could not ask for a better experience or expect a better value in what I received! My order included 1g each of Sayf, a Sri...
  85. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    I do agree Man Musk is enjoyable. I didn’t make the connection with ALD Russian Musk though. I’ll have to smell for myself on that. After receiving a sample of Rose Musk, I purchased 3g of that...
  86. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    Oakmoss and Tree moss are extremely limited under IFRA/EU due to skin allergic reactions shown in certain individuals with lab testing. The guidelines are available online if you search. I happened...
  87. Re: Have you ever been complimented on a Roja Dove

    Yes! And by women I did not know. At least 4x this year. 2x when I was wearing Fortnum and MasonTaif Aoud. "Gee you smell nice. what is that?" was what a woman administrator said in a local...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well, no harm no foul. I like Malik al Taif a lot. The great roses reeled me in--so much so that I had to have a second bottle because the bottles are only 30ml. There's a lot to be said for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I took a chance and blindly purchased Walimah from Luckyscent while there were still a few bottles left. It worked out well! It's a stunning and rich floriental that I greatly enjoyed from the...
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood Oil Recommendations?

    Sadly, EO used what they had left for a musk maceration. I tried to see if I could by 3g even though pulled off the site as I had made a few recent purchases.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I broke down...
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood Oil Recommendations?

    Yes, Kota Kupang or Kopondai Flores. At this point, having a few non Mysore oils is okay as I’m learning. I don’t want to continue to burn good resources though with oils I won’t have much use...
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood Oil Recommendations?

    Vajood is pleasant and clean smelling but low in power to my nose--somewhat similar in that aspect to Rising Phoenix 2016 Resinous Mysore. I'm a noob to sandawood and oud oils so my expectations and...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage Help Please

    I liked the EdP. If you could find a full vintage spray bottle, pre-2010, you'd be hard pressed to find a better spicy oriental anywhere.
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    Habzoud.com. Any customers and fans here?

    I saw Habzoud on Ouddict and placed a small order for 2 Oud oils and a sandalwood oil. Prices seem reasonable. Just was wondering if there are any with experience from this vendor? I’m looking...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Who are the other retailers BH?

    I still have a few samples of FdF. It was just a perfume that I sort of felt neutral about. Because I enjoyed my recent experience with Indolis so much, I took...
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    Re: How much % naturals are Creed ?

    Well documented here at BN of early 70's origins. Olivier nothing short of brilliant businessman to achieve and sustain success in a fiercely competitive arena. Let the usual BN
    Creed bash-fest...
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    Re: How much % naturals are Creed ?

    I agree with you here, plus about 80% of any EdP is “natural” alcohol. More synthetic notes in some versus others for sure.
  98. Poll: Re: Which Roja Parfums release from the Pour Homme line is your favorite?

    Sales, no doubt. Glad I latched on to it as well.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    As much as I enjoy Oud Maximus, Vetiver Nocturne is otherworldly good and would get my vote as best of the recent Bortnikoff group. It will be interesting to see what sort of fragrances emerge in...
  100. Re: What is a generally loved fragrance that you yourself cannot stand?

    I smelled Gucci Guilty Absolute last year in an airport store. It’s horrible crap and I couldn’t understand why anyone would like to smell like that or how anyone with fragrance knowledge would...
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