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    Re: ISO Various Roja (looking to swap)

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  2. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
  3. [CONUS] Re: Jcelello’s Swaps

    bump
  4. [CONUS] Re: Jcelello's Sale

    bump - lots of new stuff just added
  5. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    I don’t agree.
  6. Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Bunch of Chanel fragrances. Especially Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles. Also, Malle Une Fleur de Cassie and Carnal Flower.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You read my mind my friend.

    Fougere Norne sounds cool. I haven’t bought an artisanal perfume in a long time, specifically because of the limited release, fomo marketing, hype-train BS that a lot...
  8. [CONUS] Re: Jcelello’s Swaps

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    Re: ISO various Creed fragrances (120ml)

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    Re: Masculine Fig fragrances?

    Ford for Men Extreme
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    Re: Gourmand Pancakes

    IMO - Malle Dries Van Noten has the sort of vibe you are describing + sandalwood.
  12. [CONUS] Re: Jcelello's Sale

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    Re: ISO Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade

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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    I wore Boundless for the first time last night and I have a few thoughts. The fragrance is not very unique. I get elements of Roja Enigma Pour Homme, Guerlain SDV, and Tobacco Vanille. The similarity...
  15. [CONUS] Re: Jcelello's Sale - Amouage, Malle, Ford, Rogue, Nishane, Diptyque, Chanel Exclusifs, Lutens, etc.

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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Silver is exceptional! I am stunned more people don't mention it.
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    Re: flower crisis.

    Carnal Flower is wonderful. I like it more than several of the others you listed. I’d recommend sampling though, as many seem to feel it leans a lot feminine. I have no issue wearing it though.
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Wearing again with more sprays and liking it more. I am getting the sweetness more this time. It’s green, semi-sweet, and clean. It sits close to the skin, but I can see this being a great option for...
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    Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    BDC Parfum > ADG Profumo > BDC EDP and EDT
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    Re: Malle. The night

    There are so many distinct scent profiles when it comes to natural oud. Type, age, and quality of specimens, location, climate, and distillation process all have a role. I have barely scratched the...
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    This is really nice. It is quite unique and very green. Performance is on par with expectations, which is unfortunate because the smell is not one I would associated with a classic EDC and I think a...
  22. [CONUS] Re: Jcelello's Sale - All Prices Dropped

    bump - price drops
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Good sign! My bottle should arrive tomorrow, so I plan to give it a first wearing this weekend.
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    What do you think Hednic?
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    Re: Louis Vuitton bottles

    Mine too! I wish I liked the fragrances more than I do. Quality stuff, but nothing that really screams for me to own a bottle.
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Picked up a bottle myself. I have been really impressed with the last handful of releases from the young Polge, so hopefully this lives up. Also, a pretty easy blind buy given the reasonable price...
  27. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    I wear anything in my wardrobe that isn't heavy on the animalics and just dose accordingly. That said, the fragrances in my collection that are best suited to an office environment are probably GIT,...
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    Re: Spoiled Carnal Flower?

    That is too bad! I love Carnal Flower. My bottle is probably about 8 years old and smells very natural and complex. Great note separation. I would argue it has only gotten better with age.
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    Re: Creed colognes

    I still need to get my nose on Viking Cologne. For me otherwise, Aventus > Viking > Aventus Cologne.
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    Re: Leather Question

    The Chanel is one of my favorite fragrances. I have the EDT and have not tried vintage. I like the Zworykina too, but not as much. I don't find them very similar. The Zworykina is heavier on the...
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    Re: know anything about Anna Zworykina Perfumes?

    I find hers to be much heavier on the birch tar compared to Chanel's (I have the EDT, haven't tried true vintage which I have read also has more birch tar presence I think). I also clearly pick up...
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    Re: Frederic Malle The Night worth the price?

    This is a really good post. Thinking of Oud Infini this way actually helps me appreciate it more and understand why it didn't sit well with me at the same time.
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    Re: Amouage overture

    I think it is more wearable than Figment for sure. I did own it and sell it because I found it a tough fragrance to wear though, even though I liked it.
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    Re: Roja vs Clive Christian

    Quality of ingredients, I would go with CC based on smell alone, but I have no idea for the actual difference in the cost/quality of ingredients each house uses. Both smell like they use the top...
  35. Re: Has anyone else here turned a friend on to this fantastic hobby?

    Nope
  36. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Papillon Bengale Rouge and a backup bottle of Chanel Le Lion.
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    Re: Frederic Malle The Night worth the price?

    That sounds wonderful!
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    Re: Frederic Malle The Night worth the price?

    Almost 3 years ago, I dipped my toe into the world of real oud thanks to Ensar's oud sampler. From there, I kept sampling and purchased various ouds from Ensar, Agarwood Assam, Al Hashimi, etc. I...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    I am a big fan of patchouli and SMN Patchouli is my favorite.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    This is a good point. I will certainly give it a go!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Chanel Le Lion because I am always in the mood for it. There is no way I am going to be able to pull this off over the summer months, so I am going to enjoy it as much as I can before then. I don't...
  42. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    I used to like this house a lot more than I do now. Lumiere Noire is my current favorite. I wouldn't mind picking up a bottle of APLS again.
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    ISO Various Roja (looking to swap)

    Looking for Burlington 1819, Fetish Pour Homme Parfum, Kingdom of Bahrain, 51 Pour Homme Parfum.

    Only looking to swap. Here is my swap thread:...
  44. Re: Fragrances you notice have the most inconsistency bottle to bottle?

    I will echo what several people have already posted here and I am sure many after me will post. I have owned several different bottles of a few of my favorite Creed scents over the years and the...
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    Re: Ormonde - So many Montabacos!!!

    I think there was a period of time years ago when you could request some or all of the fragrances then available from OJ made to order at your desired concentration (from a set of options I presume)....
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    Re: Roja Dove vs Creed

    There are a few from each house I that I wouldn't want to be without (i.e. Danger, Scandal, GIT, Aventus, Royal Oud). Roja takes the prize for artistry, consistency, uniqueness, and quantity of...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    This is a great one! I have been wearing it a lot lately.
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    By no means my top 5, but these are 5 choices that meet your requirements (and happen to be consensus favorites):

    1. Hermes Bel Ami (Vintage)
    2. Chanel Egoiste
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Creed...
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    Once that I can recall. Not sure if it counts as “ad” copy, but it was the write up on Rogue Perfumery’s website a couple of years back. I read a review, went to the site, and made a blind-buy on the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Pear + Olive is worth hunting down IMO.
  51. [CONUS] Jcelello’s Swaps (a bunch of new bottles added 6/15)

    I am looking for bottles of:
    Roja Parfums: Burlington 1819, Fetish Pour Homme Parfum, Kingdom of Bahrain, 51 Pour Homme Parfum.
    Louis Vuitton: Au Hasard and Orage.
    Creed: Virgin Island Water, &...
  52. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    I love Chanel in general and I think Olivier is doing a fine job. Bleu de Chanel Parfum is my favorite from the Bleu line and one of the very few designer perfumes in my wardrobe at the moment. I...
  53. Re: Cartier Declaration VS Terre d'Hermes Eau tres Fraiche VS Bigarade Concentree.

    Bigrade Concentree is my favorite. Smells more natural and just better to me than the other two. I like them all though.
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    Re: Favorite Natural Leaning Vetiver Perfumes

    Vetiverissimo by Bruno Fazzolari is a really nice one. Smells very natural to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th April, 2021

    Me too! It is wonderful. And rather potent.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th April, 2021

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th April, 2021

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    Re: Frederic Malle vs......

    Poal > Lyric *by a landslide
    Mouse Illuminee > French Lover *close call
    Monsieur > Patchouly *close call

    (I haven't smelled Sultan Vetiver)
  59. Thread: Pick 1

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    Re: Pick 1

    Daily: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Man

    Evening: Chanel Le Lion

    Weekend: Dior Leather Oud
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Sad news. He was an impressive figure and by all accounts I have seen a kind and genuine human.
  61. Re: Acqua di Parma Best 3 Treasures current available 2021

    A lot of pleasant offerings from this brand. Nothing I choose to own a full bottle of. Oud is probably my favorite from the house.
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    Re: Which should be my next purchase of two?

    Rien is wonderful stuff. That would be my pick.
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    Re: Chanel Sycomore EDT vs EDP

    I like both. The EDT is sharper and smokier. The EDP lacks the smoke and is bit creamy. I prefer the EDT.
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    I have a 200ml of Bois Des Iles EDT. It’s probably my favorite fragrance. I have a couple other 200ml, but partials. Otherwise, I have nothing over 125mls.
  65. Re: If you only own a mini or small decant, do you include the fragrance in your Basenotes "Wardrobe

    I only list official bottles. I don’t really have a ml limit, but I don’t have any below 30ml currently other than attars.
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    Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    I agree with this statement. I crossed over a hundred for the first time recently and it dawned on me that I have so many fragrances that I will never get to spend serious time wearing most of them....
  67. Re: What are your favorite(s) / best of Oriza L. Legrand house.

    My favorite is Malaga Santa, which I believe is just Ręve d'Ossian in a special bottle for the Spanish botique Ecuacion Natural. I may be wrong.
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    Re: Zino and Boucheron

    Zino is good stuff. I picked up a bottle of Boucheron EDP recently. It is really nice, but just too soapy for my tastes.
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    Re: Teetotaler wearing prominent alcohol notes?

    I quit smoking a few years before I took up this hobby. I wouldn't have imagined wanting to spray something on that made me smell like smoke back when I did smoke, but now I appreciate smoky...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    That's too bad! I really love this one. Also coincidentally my scent of the day.
  71. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Et Pourtant by Henry Jacques and Superstitious by Malle.
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    Re: Brigardee Concentree

    I agree with Freewheeling's comments. People really do play up the significance of the Malle reformulations, but I don't agree with how drastic they are made out to be. I have experience with several...
  73. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrance Bottle and Packaging Presentation

    Henry Jacques, Hermčs Hermessence, Chanel Exclusif, Dior Privee
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    Re: Thoughts on Gris Clair

    I have the tall rectangle bottle. Not sure if it’s a reform or the original formulation. Unique and simple incense-lavender that I wear sometimes to relax. I like it a lot.
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    Re: Brigardee Concentree

    Excellent summer fragrance. I think this is probably my second favorite JCE after Cuir d’Ange.
  76. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    +1 Mousse Illuminee

    My favorite coniferous note is the pine needle note in Soudain L'Hiver by Henry Jacques.
  77. Re: If Juice Comes Out On The First Spray Does That Mean The Bottle Is A Return And Has Been Used ?

    It is uncommon for a brand new bottle to have a primed atomizer, but it happens. A number of things could lead to this, including quality control tests.
  78. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie because I am working from home today and this is one I wouldn't feel good wearing to the office.
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    Re: Is MFK Lumiere Noire ph really discontinued?

    That would be too bad. This is the only one from the house that I find bottle worthy, and I love it.
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Nice! Underrated fragrance.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Brian Eno - Over Fire Island
    Water
    Henry Jacques Cuba
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    Re: Nicolaď (original) New York re-released?

    Bummer!
  83. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    L'Artisan Dzing! because I am working from home for a couple days and wanted to wear something I don't usually pull for when going into the office.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Phoebe Bridgers Garden Song
    Folgers
    L'Artisan Dzing!
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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    Too often. I am working on that.
  86. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Clive Christian X because I wanted something easy and soft for the day.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Prince 1999
    Water
    Clive Christian X
  88. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Carnal Flower
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Hermes Hermessence Cuir d'Ange
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    Re: What are you guys getting for spring/summer?

    Picked up a bottle of Geranium Pour Monsieur recently.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    A Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan
    Folgers
    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete by Guerlain
  92. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Hermessence Cuir d'Ange
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    Equipage Geranium is excellent. I prefer vintage Equipage by a hair though.
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    Frederic Malle
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    Re: Long time no sniff

    Great post! You left the game long before I joined, so take my recommendations with a grain of salt. The house of Rogue is a newer house worth exploring. Mousse Illuminee is a favorite. Chypre-Siam...
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Big Sultan Pasha fan. I could list several of his. They aren't all totally natural from what I understand, but most are at least mostly natural.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th April, 2021

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    Re: TF Venetian Bergamot or Virgin Island Water?

    VIW. I really need to get a bottle back in my collection..
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    Re: Best MFK for Spring/Summer Months

    I wear Lumiere Noire a bunch in the spring and on cooler summer days/nights.
  100. Re: Leather and grass/green or pear/vanilla fragrances?

    Leather/Green - Le Sillage Blanc by Dusita
    Pear/Vanilla - Pear and Olive by Slumberhouse doesn't have vanilla listed as a note, but it does have a milkiness to it. Perhaps from the massoia note.
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