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  1. 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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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    https://pimages.parfumo.de/480/85165_img-7125-swiss_arabian-shaghaf_oud_480.jpg

    inevitable
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    Re: Meditational Hinoki-Type Scent?

    Kagiroi by Di Ser. Based on the notes, the nose, and the house, it’s got all the elements of old school Japanese.
  7. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Amber Cologne
    Sayat Nova attar
    Bouquet Ideale
    Magnificent Gold (magnificent? we’ll see.)
    Puredistance discovery set 2.0
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sahara Noir. Assuming my carded sample is legit (who knows) it’s not as amazing as I’d hoped.
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    Re: Luckyscent Order Issues

    They use third-party warehousing and logistics for order fulfillment. Most small-to-medium enterprises do this so there is nothing atypical. My experience is the disconnect between LS and its...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    https://cdn2.randewoo.ru/img/53530/n/1

    Sooud Ilham Nektar.

    + Been hunting this for a year. Good price at Parfumaria.
    - Based on how Parfumaria processed my shipping address in the receipt...
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    Re: Is Kilian bullshitting us ?

    In a sense, yes, by default because all persuasion is bullshit. Less about if you are persuaded than by what.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Thanks! Yes, I have had Raghba (and reviewed it). Rasasi Sharina Dhanal Oudh Mukhallat is nearly a CPO version of Raghba. For me Sharina wears a bit better than Raghba due to saffron and seeming...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Finding a mix of scents and music for a more focused LSAT retake. Lots of saffron, cypriol, juniper, frankincense, elemi, and oud. Anything pungent that helps weaponize my OCD.
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    Re: Beast mode fragrances

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

    Comforting comes up frequently in the reviews by males. I bought one out of curiosity (at $8 from FNET) and I’m on fence. Florals are something I much prefer to smell on others in passing than...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Oh, Golden Dallah has been on my list for quite a while. Enjoy the sampling! I went back and forth between Golden Dallah and Al-Khatt then went with Al-Khatt along with 17/17 Elle and Alexandria II.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    I hear ya. 30 ml 1888 Bouquet Ideale for me. Did you write in the notes space for 3 free samples? I think I did but it’s not in my order confirmation.
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    Re: Happyland Studio 25% off

    I don’t know.
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    Happyland Studio 25% off

    Use code Staysafe25 for 25% off.
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    Re: ORIGINAL Black Orchid ( 2006 EDP)

    Try the 2020 parfum out before you make a final decision. I find there are differences in projection and the balance of notes from the EDP. My EDP is from 2015.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Chibi bottle so cute! Solid looking glass. Nice price too.
  22. Re: different/original scents from Roja Dove ?

    What do you like about Diaghilev?
  23. Re: Worst fragrance you have smelled in 2020.

    My experience with Amber Aoud was enough to waive off even sampling Aoud. I know the smell rmm.0811 mentioned and can’t say I disagree. O Hira hit me like that too in a slightly different way....
  24. Re: Do you like the way your skin radiates perfumes ?

    My hair has grown so long it’s beginning to absorb whatever I apply around my upper torso. Skin is getting some competition.
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    Re: What would you do?

    Depends on the exact wording and if the transaction receipt reflects that breakdown and terms. Then you have to consider the cost of your time. For $7? Not worth my time. At the most I would spend...
  26. Re: I got offered admission to Grasse Institute of Perfumery, but...

    Is the debt dischargeable? In other words, what are the governing laws and rules on those loans within the applicable jurisdiction.

    What is their graduation rate? Student retention/attrition rate?...
  27. Re: Help With My Next Buy - Something More Premium (Perhaps Roja or FdB?)

    Go for decants in the Gulf Collection and Imperial Collection.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Handsome presentation
  29. Re: NEZ 1+1 fragrances (Hongkong Oolong and Folia)

    Appreciate the update. As a tannins junkie my ears perk up when a tea scent emerges. Much like you report about spices, I find most that purport to be tea are less about tannins and more about...
  30. Re: Help With My Next Buy - Something More Premium (Perhaps Roja or FdB?)

    Early 20s. No indies on the menu?
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    Re: All things Rania J.

    More like from years of owning an absolute unit of a German shepherd. Whatever the case Ambre Loup is wonderful.
  32. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I went with Amber Cologne 50 ml + Sayat Nova attar and got free ship. I was after SN attar anyhow so this works. MVP Nic.
  33. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    That’s a very tempting promotion.
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    Re: Amazing Experience with an SA

    shots fired
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Those are exquisite, hednic.

    I have wanted a JCE’s L’ambre des Merveilles for quite some time. After waiting and searching, I found the limited Calligraphie edition at a fantastic price.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    https://www.yslbeauty.co.uk/dw/image/v2/AAQP_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-ysl-master-catalog/default/dwdd9ce28d/Fragrance/OrientalCollection/3614271677617-Magnificent-Gold_75ml_alt1.jpg?sw=640&sh=...
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    Re: Beautyhabit 20% + GWP

    +1 On par with well-regarded luxury retailers in my opinion but with a more personal touch. And better offers.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Oh that’s gorgeous!
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    Beautyhabit 20% + GWP

    Through Dec 14 get 20% off with FLASH20. Be sure to look through the offers page for gifts with purchase that do not require a code. Some exclusions (Profumum Roma).
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    Re: when a blind buy is a beauty

    I blind buy a lot. BN is like The Wild Hunt of perfumery.
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    Re: eBay seller ScentBee

    Not yet. I requested a picture of the bottom of the box. I’m in no hurry.
  42. Re: Sales/discounts Papillon Artisan Perfumes?

    Indigo Perfumery did run a Black Friday special from Nov. 27-29 for 10% off. Papillon was not excluded as far as I can tell from the flyer. Some good/bad news there. While 10% isn’t a whopping...
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    Re: eBay seller ScentBee

    Thank you both.
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    eBay seller ScentBee

    Is anyone here eBay seller ScentBee or purchased from the shop before? Nothing came up on a forum search. I’ve contacted seller with product-specific questions, just looking for word of mouth about...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

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    Cote d'Azur (2014) by Oribe is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women and men created by Jerome Epinette and Pierre Wulff.

    Top: Lemon, Calabrian bergamot, Black Currant, Sicilian Orange...
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    Re: Nieman Marcus $50 off $200

    It’s back! Code DEC50 takes $50 off a $200+ order through 12/13/20 at 10:00 PM CT. Valid on fragrance and beauty.
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    Re: Amouage fake or real?

    That is welcome news. Much obliged for your appraisal!
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    It’s the perfect storm between infectious disease and unprecedented e-commerce. Is there an infrastructure left that is not strained? Even before all this our post office routinely delivered our...
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    Re: Amouage fake or real?

    Would appreciate critical Basenotes eyes on this Lyric from Beautyencounter. The cap is not magnetic (plastic snap on) and there is no batch code anywhere I can see, if that matters. The front...
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 edp or extrait?

    Not just the price but the source. No idea when I read the listing initially.
  51. Re: Has a friend/loved one ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    Right there with you. I would prefer my sons not wear the same cologne as their father.
  52. Re: hamster shavings or toilet cleaner - do these descriptions cause your to dislike a fragrance?

    Not when the observation is spot on. I enjoy the continuum of reviews from thesis to off the cuff. However, I do tend to tune out overuse of sex or sexy, as in wearing a fragrance makes one sexy. ...
  53. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    The most recent Montale women’s sampler arrived today. I think testing outdoors might be prudent.
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    Re: Is DecantShop Still a Legitimate Website?

    Let’s find out. I put in an order during Cyber Monday. I will update in 30 days or when I receive the order, whichever comes first.
  55. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    How is the Sayat Nova attar overall and compare / contrast with the extrait? For context, I have attars, extraits, and CPOs from other houses or brands, and I have sample SN extrait. Thank you in...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I did. Thank you.
  57. Re: Has a friend/loved one ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    I don’t care for many of the classics if we’re talking what previous generations wore. For current and younger, I have two adolescent males with no filter in their critique, a trait they share with...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How is the Sayat Nova attar overall and compare / contrast with the extrait?
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 edp or extrait?

    Like previous replies, I prefer the MFK extrait to EDP. That may be a reflection of my global preference for extraits because they tend to have a restrained projection. I also like and own Al...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2250/3299/products/desired-perfume-perfume-elisire-615824_1200x.jpg?v=1588231444

    Elisire Desired extrait de parfum

    top: Clove, Cumin, Saffron, Bergamot
    heart:...
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    Re: First ASQ

    Hala December
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    Re: Armani Prive 25% off - rare

    Sale extended by one more day. Note the code has changed to CYBER25.
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    Re: All things Rania J.

    Well tonight is the last bit of my Ambre Loup sample. Man that’s a wild opening. It smells a bit like wet German Shepherd.
  64. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Sultanate of Oman. That stuff is criminal.
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    First ASQ

    Is there any turning back? ;)

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    Armani Prive 25% off - rare

    Just a few hours left for 25% off Prive at Armani Beauty using code DONATE25. I tested it out! It works with Prive line.
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    Re: Searching for more colognes

    Good time to add. Make sure you look in the discount forum to leverage your resources.
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    Re: Selfridges 10-20%

    Andy smoked ‘em OHKO. They altered the code to exclude most of what he bought. LMAO.
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Santal Royal. There’s a fine line between smooth and Auto-Tune.

    Reading reviews on the other site that liken Santal Royal to Wisal Dhahab. Anyone able to support or reject that comparison? I...
  70. Re: Oud Monarch, Plum Japonais,Menthe Fraiche, Sel marin, Tom ford, slumberhouse, Widian, Lush, and

    What approximate volume in ml left in your TF Rive d’Ambre and how much for the entire partial bottle?
  71. Re: Ever had a hand or body wash you wished was a fragrance!

    My spouse uses a Cantu body wash for men that I really like.
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    Re: All things Rania J.

    The only one I’ve tried is Ambre Loup. Like, not love, but like enough to circle back to the line at some point.
  73. Re: Fragrancebuy Canada Doorcrashers Bogo 25% off Free Shipping This Weekend Only.

    Code works on Rasasi and they have Boruzz.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne

    Some of those prices are excellent.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    One half-tola each:

    Red Safron
    Abdul al Samad Qurashi mix
    Hala December blend

    All at the lowest tier. This is my first order from the ASQ store I don’t want a huge commitment up front. Hat...
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    Re: Intense oud.com 21% Black Friday

    Great advice thank you. I’ll stick to half tola in the lower range to build a Basic Bitch Black Friday starter pack for myself.
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    Re: Intense oud.com 21% Black Friday

    Bark, do me a solid and check out the official ASQ store if I may ask. Is that 50% legit meaning prices weren’t jacked up before the sale? If so forget Intenseoud I might go for a Royal or aged at...
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    Re: Fakest Youtuber

    A Basenotes channel could be a fresh breath of air. The overhead would be prohibitive, low barrier entry but low ROR. I wouldn’t watch it (no hard feelings) but I support entrepreneurial endeavors....
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    Intense oud.com 21% Black Friday

    Use BLACK21 through November 30th for 21% off any $50+ order free shipping. I’ve ordered through them many times.

    They have Rasasi Boruzz line in stock. With code that’s one of the best prices...
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    Re: Fragrancenet Expands

    It’s not unusual for small to medium enterprise to use third-party logistics. I wouldn’t be alarmed by a new distribution center.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That, sir, is a beautiful bottle.
  82. Re: What would be a fair price for TF Amber Absolute 50 ml?

    Seven years later... what happened?
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    Re: Fakest Youtuber

    Influencers always strike me as LARPing spam in exchange for trinkets.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Quite the arsenal. 10/10
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    Re: mancera roses vanille....no

    Good question. Roses Vanille does conjure double negatives instead of a single positive. I don’t dislike it in the same way I don’t dislike Boucheron Ambre d’Alexandre, BDK Rouge Smoking, or the...
  86. Re: Fragrance USA Looking for some feedback from those who have tried them out ?

    Do they list their presence? Part of me says run a whois for kicks though it might be a third party service provider. Good rule of thumb is no registered agent, no go.

    After a look: Hmm, NYS?...
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    Re: Hendley perfumes

    Did you first sample or order a bottle if I may ask? The sampler now has both extrait and EdC so I’m torn between the discovery set and Bourbon extrait 15 ml.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Amber Absolute because I depressed three rounds last night and she’ll be here all day, folks. More than 2 sprays = tear gassing spouse.
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    Re: Roja enigma parfum or parfum cologne?

    Hendley Bourbon extrait (or EDC). Come to think of it I should pop over there to see if there’s a Black Friday promo.
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    Re: Is this site legit?

    Would avoid for the short and direct reply.
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    Re: Osswald 20% Off

    Limited or edited sales inventory does seem to be the theme this year. Inventory is costing them and I can wait until the new year.
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    Re: Xerjoff website - WTF

    Xerjoff Universe has had technical difficulties for the last few weeks. For a couple of days it was completely down to the point I was left wondering if it was maintenance or under attack.
  93. Re: Olfactif Up Too 40% OFF Black Friday Sale On Now .

    Wow the 25% off code works with FB Pekji. And Rook! Terrific find. JBS1 the real MVP.
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    Rasasi Sharina Mukhallat Dhanal Oudh

    Top: Geranium, Sandalwood, Rose, Patchouli
    Middle: Saffron, Civet, Olibanum
    Base: Leather, Amber and Musk

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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

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    Taklamakan in a Nieman Marcus Black Friday deal because discount + bottle.
  96. Re: Hey Basenotes, is there a beef with Byron Parfums?

    Not OP but I ran across Mula Mula looking for Ilham Sooud.
  97. Puredistance Winter Special complimentary quartet

    Good through December 25th.
  98. Re: 25% Off Black Friday sale at Serge Lutens

    FNET also just restocked Ambre Sultan and others. If you can get the FNET 37% link and leverage an additional offer such as AmEx $25 off a $125+ FNET order you could really go bananas on Serge Lutens.
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    Re: Nieman Marcus $50 off $200

    A couple of interesting but unconfirmed notes on the NM shopping cart. The THANKFUL code might be reusable and gifts with purchase limited to one per total purchase. Say you want two $200+ frags...
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    Nieman Marcus $50 off $200

    Code THANKFUL includes fragrance purchases, good selection of niche. Make sure to look through the free gift with purchase offers. Roja has a bonus 4 x 2 ml set with $290 purchase. Should be free...
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