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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I got my bottles, sprayed them on paper strips so far and walked through the whole life with them.

    I will start with Musk Lave. It was the most short lived of the bunch on paper strip apart from...
  2. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    Naturally smelling i would say. I am not afraid of synthetic materials, prefer them extracted from plants and not oil, but have no issue with them. what matters is how they smell. Out of private...
  3. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    You are making valid points. And i as well was taking cases of 2 extremes.
    It doesnt tell you all the story, but its a start. And when you are story telling, you go piece by piece, so to me it is a...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    What you all think about his endeavour to french perfumery?
    I say stay in the east. There are alot eastern perfumes, but not enough top notch eastern perfumes.
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    Re: Enhancers quantity for best effect

    I agree with you. I am asking as current blends of mine are raw and i am trying to have them last longer and pop off the skin more. From the little i know now, materials i mentioned in original post...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    These mistakes are too basic. I want to believe that there was a flaw or gap in design of the bottles.
    He is just a bit too versatile of a man with experience in various fields. When i listen to...
  7. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    I think difference between those terms is: one describes "direction" in terms of quality and artistry, and to lesser degree price, and "fresh" and "white florals" describe scent, without pointing out...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Bergamot is what is in Earl Grey, and because of this smell, it is my favorite citrus.
    Bergamot does have black tea like bottom notes, and considering its aged ingredient, bottom tea smell could...
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    Re: Enhancers quantity for best effect

    Thank you all for reply.
    I will be checking both companies and recommended percentage.
    I knew about TGSC %, but was using that more to dilute AC so i can smell and understand them better. Ambroxan...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Made spelling error. I was rebottling it, and have graded pipettes.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    You should be getting 30 ml or more. When i rebottled my emperor hind, i had 33 ml of it after i took about 7 sprays.
    D&Z definitely dont cheat.
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Leaks would mean bad bottle design, cheap bottle selected. if its twist on sprayer, then no sealant between threads, or not tighten well. If its crimping, then not crimped well enough. I personally...
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    Enhancers quantity for best effect

    Hey hey hey all the knowledgeable people,

    Another week, another question in my perfume making journey.
    Today, i would like to ask if there is a chart, or if you can share with me knowledge on the...
  14. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    Because when you have something well defined, it makes easier to understand what people are talking about.
    Your approach "good" and "bad" doesnt describe anything to me. Good relative to what? Bad...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Ur in the Roja Haute Luxe territory :shocked:
    I would love to get an ml of it, just for reference, but cant justify the price for FB.
    Will buy Dyson vacuum instead, wont give me mind buzzz, but at...
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    Re: Reissue of Fol Arôme by Guerlain

    Theres already a thread: https://www.basenotes.net/threads/479195-Guerlain-Fol-%C3%80romes-2020?highlight=
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    Re: Sharpness in mainstream Perfumes

    Most harsh to my nose are Ambroxan and Norlimbanol. These should be used it trace amounts not to cause disaster.
  18. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Chemical/synthetic smell - i use that alot. That describes indistinct cloud of aromatics, that dont resemble any real smell whether its wood, flower or anything else, and on top of that is bitter and...
  19. [CANADA] Mak-7's Sale and Swap thread for niche perfumes

    Greeting fellow Basenoters,

    Here is my Sale/Swap list.

    I am selling my perfumes for what i got them for, or lower. Some prices might be slightly higher on a more rare perfumes than the MSRP...
  20. Re: A bottle of Norma Kamali Incence was left open and 50% evaporated. What to do?

    Decant it in the bottle with tight fitting cap and live worry free life. I wouldnt add anything to it. Too risky. You dont know how much other ingredients are in it, preservatives wise, and how...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    That would be Bortnikoff way. He creates easy, designer like scents with quality materials.
    I need indian traditional stuff to be presented the way it should be, amd no one can do it better than...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Refreshing video indeed. Guest is very knowledgeable of ingredients, and can contrast smell and texture. Very impressed compared to many other reviewers, no lame reactions like that DevilScents guy....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Anyone in Canada got their sample set or full set?
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Bakhoor Khas is not animalic to me. What i would suggest to ben, it to get himself a bottle of Oud Meitei, that should give him what he wants. That is what i imagine would have gone into emperor...
  25. Re: It's Christmas!! Everybody get together and snuggle (fragrance tip)

    Ambre narguile is sweet, spicy but not cloying. Elena managed to weave freshness to it, and clarity of notes tames sweetness very well. Finally, spray 1 to the chest, maximum 2 and it will be just...
  26. Re: It's Christmas!! Everybody get together and snuggle (fragrance tip)

    Ambre narguile
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Thing with Sikander is he is working alone. They had all trains stopped, so people cant travel. He is working with what he has, and fulfilling orders one by one. Please give him time to sort it out...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think musk lave and agar de noir will go first. Then grandenia and finally cuir. I think there is a little too much fear around that tar thing.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I double checked, and indeed it was 3, so apologies as correction required.
    This was mentioned as in prev post, it was said you dont buy multiples, which you do, so this has to be mentioned, and...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    All these back and forth come down to one thing. Everyone has an opinion.
    Fragsyndrome and few others are ok with selling stuff at higher price, with opposite side of community saying its unethical...
  31. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Anyone knows what Antonio is cooking wright now? He has some insta posts but nothing clear what it is, where he will be selling it.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Everything is logical, as people are forming fragrance loving communities, and not, collector/resell at profit community. And house are not over hyped, member of community share their possitive...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Very easy, since you dont really read context of messages. ALD has been selling 50 ml bottles at higher price and he split it to 30 ml to offer his creation to more people without jacking price. He...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    This, creativity and great smell is what constitutes price, not how rare materials are. Oud is disappearing, disappearing, and seems there is still plenty of it with more oud companies popping up...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Thats is why i was asking wanting to get an educated answer, and was giving points based on how i think about it and examples. Dont know if house of Nicolai is that big, unless its purchased by LVMH....
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Competition in its essence is created to provide product of similar quality at lower price than others thus winning customer. I think u have your facts a little wrong.
    It is indeed my choice to give...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Price on the collectors market now jumper 10 million billion percent :tongue:
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Why i am asking, and its just a clear example i have now - Nicolai can price her 30 ml bottles at fair price relative to her 100 ml offerings. Maybe difference is like 10 dollars lets say. So that...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Can i ask, what makes juice inside 30 ml bottle more expensive than in 100 ml?
    As i understand, 30 ml bottle would cost around $1, same as 100 ml. Label costs the same, and shipping is on buyer....
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    Re: Le Labo is trash...

    Have a tour through Harrods and smell some properly good niche scents, and an image of rose 31 will fade really quick.
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Nicolai can do it, Xerjoff can do it, why Amouage cant do it?
    Dont have any data if its a flop or not, but for a house that offers a wide range of product, it is much easier to obtain a customer...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    This one is more of an extrait as i see it. It is flowery, but a different flower than i thought.
    Might be a competitor to agar auras kaori?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If i understand correctly, urine passes through musk sac and thats how they leave marks, attract others and stuff. All depends how yound or old the deer is, habitat, their food. Then dillution %...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Right? Splitting is already and been a thing for a while, but if smaller sizes were available, it would make alot of things much easier.
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    Re: Le Labo is trash...

    As with comment above, trying all the most favorited scents, rose oud and others, they did give me a feeling of modern hippie.
    Scents were synthetic, not harsh though, very soulless and empty...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Did he change 20 ml to 30 when he switched to new bottle?
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Hey Renaud, question regarding different size bottles.
    In the fragrance community, people have lots of scents and like to rotate their perfumes around.
    Some enjoy big bottles, more juice but less...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Can someone gift me a set:tongue:

    He said notes should come out tomorrow, so we will see. Hope its more rose sandal without masala, more fruity and "pretty" scent
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    Re: Aventus 10 year anniversary bottle real ??

    Creed Aventus 10th Anniversary
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    Creed Aventus 10th Anniversary

    Creed Fragrances sold their family business and license to BlackRock (headed by Javier Ferrán)...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I missed that RM2 is 30 ml and not 100 ml. Now i see
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    What was RM before?
    It was 15000 ruppes which is 210 usd, no?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The holy perfumes of Areej le Dore opened your eyes, they as well make people rich, take stress away.
    I officially announce them as the 8th miracle of the world ;)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow wow wow master, slow down, you are not trying to reach Tha Rockefeller status, are u? :tongue:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just so every full collection owner feels good about oneself - you got free shipping! Woooo! You scored big :birthdays:
    Just relax and let Adam do what he can. You saved 45 on sample set, saved at...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Boys are alive, since they spray clothes only :rolleyesold:
    And i think YOLO is beyond time and space. Still being used, haha.

    Did anyone got full set yet? I wonder how heavy are the caps
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Everything is by negotiation. I doubt he did let Cashmir and RM2 out unless Castingshadows knows how to bribe ;)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thats what separates Men from boys :tongue:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    They already had air. It benefited from not being shaken around constantly a.k.a. settlling down.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Point is valid, at the same time - the more experience you get, the easier it is to formulate string of thoughts and analysis.
    He has raw materials, fancy perfumes, channel is at least 1 year old,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    From what i understand he only pulls stuff he thinks is worthy, as well as uber niche houses, so his latest stuff doesnt really surprise me, still i take it with a grain of salt.
    What i have hard...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think he takes too much credit. Bloodline was sold out last year, and it was already on most peoples radar and in high demand.
    And blindbuying was on serious rise for past 2 years or so on...
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    Re: Leather scents by Xerjoff

    Nice, thanks for review. Any parallels to Homme by the same company, or not at all?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    He inhaled that crude birch tar and started coughing, carcinogenic particles tried to kill him from inside :tongue:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Most Sandalwood forward perfume i tried was tom ford santal blush or something. Dont know how drydown is, but opening was pure unadulterated sandalwood. Check it out
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I think difference will be in indian spices. Depending what they put, and how much they added.
    This will be next level animalic from emperor hind though
  66. Thread: Ink ingredient

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    Re: Ink ingredient

    I use suppliers from USA. Found actually some on ETSY, just got to verify who is manufacturer. They have 2 ml sample which will be plenty for starters.

    Appreciate your input :thumbsup:
  67. Thread: Ink ingredient

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    Re: Ink ingredient

    Thanks all for help. I will source some adoxal and see what will be the concentration i need to achieve my goal.
    Another question, is there any better company to buy it from, or its "created equal"?
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    Re: Buying raw materials to develop a nose

    I think most of people been down this road before. It does help understand notes, but when you mix scents, they would create something different smell wise, so raw materials will be helpful primarily...
  69. Thread: Ink ingredient

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    Ink ingredient

    Hello,

    Another thread from me regarding strange notes and materials, and this time it is about the note of ink. When i think of it, it should be cold, silky smooth, non sweet, dark in its nature...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I say give it a good wear of 2-3sprays in colder weather Habibi, when you need to wear a light scarf. Thats when it shines the most to me. Since i got a bottle, it moved puredistance M to the 2nd...
  71. Re: Help Me With My Next Purchase - Something for Fall

    Agar ebene by hermes. Easy to live with fresh but leathery. Will be my fall companion.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks for clarification. Those are remaining bottles for single bottle sale day. Its pretty much his normal release numbers then. Itll be plenty
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    Re: Leather scents by Xerjoff

    Did you get it yet? :tongue: really waiting for your review.

    Really good leathers are rarity at least to my nose, and i really like smooth classy blends, so i hope xerjoff does great job with this...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Please post here what you think of it. I am interested in the book itself, not the oils as i have vast collection myself, so if its good, i might ask em if they can sell me just a book.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is very vague number, and doesnt correspond with at least santal one, as in quiz he said it was 288. And now its 150+? Maybe i misunderstood something.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thing is with design, as i see it, he simply has leftover bottles from previous collections, as he cant buy just exact numbers, he purchases by cases, so his idea was to give it a new spin. I hope,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thats very funny, even hillarious :thumbsup:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ur ending sounds soft Chessmaster Dothraki. Should be "Yes i said it!" :tongue:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Those were historical figures from Ukraine actually, but russians were trying to merge cultures, and depicted those as their own.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Now its time to order 30 sample sets at a time, and re-pouring them into bigger 30 ml bottles :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Its not Islam, but arabic culture.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    He will be shipping right away especially for sample sets, so they arive before individual bottle sales start.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes we are!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thats agar de noir, musk lav, cuir, grandenia and santal galore from left to right
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    New juices are really dark. Lightest one is grandenia. Santal galore is almost as dark as Antiquity was.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    When i grow up i want to be like you :beer::beer:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hahaha, u must be good at chess. Such analysis into far future is a gift of greatest strategy masters :thumbsup:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Alright alright i see. basenotes take only "their" emojis.
    I thought of buying 3 sets, because after few months i could sell it all for 1million, but need to get new roof on the house...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Based on the amount of bottles available, it will deal with the reselling at markup/profiteering. The more people can purchase a bottle, less chance they will be buying from reseller. Only thing is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hahahah, Habibi you think no one will order at least 2?
    I just wonder who will admit of doing that, apart of Strifeknot i suppose.
  91. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Only Maai, 2 original release bottles with metal plates. Love it very much. Il Dieci is on hold, but will be sold to someone once shipping returns to more stable schedule. Thats it. Maybe one day i...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Who is buying 2 or 3 full sets tomorrow?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Because it is. Like vikings back in the day, you plough through the ocean of perfumes, relying on you own powers alone :tongue:

    But i guess its much nicer to buy perfumes from european brands or...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Nic is the lone warrior on the "high perfumery" front, representing northern cultures :thumbsup:
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    Re: Agar Aura - Al Jazzab

    Side question, i see that this thread is taking off, should i rename it and Dedicate to house of Agar Aura overall, or keep as is?
  96. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Wear 1 spray on wrists, see if it is strong enough or not. Then try one to the chest. Observe and compare. I wear on skin only since its plays better with heat.
    Finally, save it for deep fall or...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I hope you feel appreciated as well paying 220 instead of 350 on 30 ml perfume in case of ensar, or 350 for 50 instead of 790. Here is your bone and your appreciation. Shipping cost of $40 usd, i...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Instant EDT longevity.

    Edt from new bottle is around 4 hours on me, pretty light. Using 4 sprays to chest. Edp is much longer lasting, but smell is denser, more suitable for colder weather. I do enjoy edt more, but gave my...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Did anyone here purchased Auphories perfumery master class book and oils they were offering?
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    Re: Agar Aura - Al Jazzab

    All of them :laugh:
    Spray one at one hand, another on 2nd, and 3rd perfume on your leg. That will provide side by side comparison :thumbsup:

    What was the price for this tester set?
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