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    Re: Wanted Kuwait, Dolce Amalfi, Caftan and more

    Kuwait, anyone?
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Guess shit hit the fan real hard :) last big talk like that was around EO2. Lets see how his email evolves :D
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My attars are good. You can always just swap cap and dipstick from regular bottles. They should fit just fine and problem solved.
    I wish Adam would use same screw dipstick as ajmal had on Bakhoor...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Grev reminds me of of death from scratchy synthetics in mens cologne.
    Not remotely cooling.

    Norne oil though is very nice. It is a less clovey versus parfum, and green color is 1 notch lighter in...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    It is in the same vein as Oublee Dunhuang but more masculine, and Binturong. Out of other houses - cuir de russie but without the leather and funk and aldehydes. More rich and smooth. My sin by...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Bing ma yong is my fav from auphorie. Very smooth, elegant, vintage in its character even. I definitely think you should give it a shot as for me it is a backup worthy.

    On the topic of Sumiro - i...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Yes they did state its 100ml, and expectations anyway were set to have at least 30ml when it comes to their oud, and fact that you and others bought it blind attest that they dont have to say much...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Ok mister, everybody understood ur really passionate
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Royal seal and ornaments are proof.

    Regarding fact that they are selling or giving smth out - ofcorse they wont blow the horn and announce it worldwide. These things are kept on low and only in...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I dont think hes lying per se about Qaboos stuff.
    There were plenty things popping out on Instagram from Qaboos stock like henry jacques blends - so something is happening for sure. Plus - we dont...
  11. Re: Latest Yves Saint Laurent - Le Vestiaire - Rouge Velours!

    Any updates on this fragrance?
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Dont laugh - this is a prime example of "oud as an investment" that ensar promotes, and the man muhammad is a big businessman, a visionary, a tycoon if you like :lolk:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Gardenia is there, but its hidden, it has a more functional role breaking up the dense smoke and patchouli and other elements. It holds similar place as citruses in russian and Siberian musk, cutting...
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    Re: Your perfect vetiver wardrobe

    For those who tried Vetiver by Hiram Green, where does it fit amongst the most popular ones?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Id like to see him do that and try to get into office building of my company. All the perfume hating mob would shred him
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I am following the story and how it will evolve :happy:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Real question is - how is the Phat Lady doing? :D
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    most likely will happen in fall. From his last Instapost he mentioned that he is preparing a collection for fall, so id bet that restock will happen at the same time.
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    Re: Looking for a 'grilled meat' accord

    Nope, ur not alone
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    Re: Looking for a 'grilled meat' accord

    Peau d'espagna is nothing like grilled meat. It has soapy character.

    Materials wise:
    Birchtar
    Bois d'encens
    A smidge of norlimbanol for a little sharpness.
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    I am only afraid of ylang, rest of notes look very good though and i am very tempted to blindbuy.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    They will be launching a "Descending Mysore" series which is natural continuation of the story. :cheesy:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    To me the start of antiquity is a bit not my cup of tea. That vintage aldehyde gives me similar sensation as if i was not feeling well, but the base is excellent.
    I prefer Antiquity and Diaghilev...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    450 is too much but you are right that decant will last you a while. It is not a daily driver but a special occasion perfume.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    To me they are nothing alike to be honest and i cant draw parallels to mitsouko at all. Is it the peach note? Well, in that case Bitter Peach is another "alike" contender.

    If there was a perfume...
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    Re: ScentTrunk collabs

    I tried 2 and they were garbage. One was November 2019 and another one is neroli.
    Maybe hans will do something different but the 2 i tried are a waste of time, money and materials
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    To those unimpressed RM i can tell only 2 things:

    1) not pointing fingers but a lot of people are too easy to impress, and a lot of people write reviews overly colorful. To their experience and...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    My skin if perfume killer, so stuff always lasts less than on others
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Who are you who's so blessed in picturesque articulation? Hahahah, thats hilarious description :) where is Dothraki to counter such statement?
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Tabac Doré in my hands and for me it goes like this:

    1)initial blast that lasts just around 60 second is where i can smell oud the most, and it is a beautiful, brown, slightly rugged oud.

    2)...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hmmmm, ok.....ill have it settle of the road and retry, but i swear its like a dejavu.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Question on Plumeria se Orris.....is it a almost 1 to 1 copy of Cuir de russie?
    I am not yet sure what is it, a synthetic civet or a lotus, but it has exactly the same smell to me, rubbery, semi...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Dunhuang is my 2nd favourite, i havent yet heard anyone disliking it.
  34. [CANADA] Re: Mak-7's Sale and Swap thread for niche perfumes

    Update
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Did you wear Dunhuang yet?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wore OZ today again and perception didnt change, but saffron appeared for the first time on me.
    The thought that came to me though, is that it would be a great base for Cuir de Russie ala Chanel...
  37. Thread: Oakwood CO2

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    Re: Oakwood CO2

    Cant be true.
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    Re: Wanted OE3, Kuwait, H Exclusive Black Tier, Dolce Amalfi, Caftan and more

    Update
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    I didnt try Kelantan and overall dropping out of AA game, since its not for me.
    I got samples of the 3rd collection and its not doing it for me. Java was good, but not the money hes asking good....
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Neriko and Agar parisien are 2 different beasts. AP is green, cool with a bit of a smoke, like a pleasant cigarette smoke stuck to a tshirt.
    Neriko is a very much oud composition that on me had a...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    It is sweet and semi gourmand. Nicely done overall.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    A generous being has dropped the price from 600. It feels like winning a lottery :)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well, no better proof than the 2 bottles appearing on ebay, while mentioned here that one of those is rather enjoyable.
    And to Jonis point about using little because they treasure it - better to...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How do you all find caps?
    Did seeing them in person changed your opinion about them?
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Go buy q bottle from qja
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My purchase of Agar attar at 500 is a sign of me being stupid and trusting Tahas write up as well as gushing about his products here. (Not blaming others, i should have done my homework better) His...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    At the end of the day its just a perfume. People who drop 1000 or 1500 are just too rich and dont count money. They care only to buy and hold it in their possession as a trophy.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hahah, hilarious
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    RM2 is nothing like CdR. Like at all.

    OE3 is indeed quite feminine, but it a luxurious blend.
    It is not a scent a dude in cargo shorts can wear, it commands special treatment. Just like Diaghilev...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Good Sir??? Not at all good and definitely not a sir.
    But maybe we should share a link to the crybaby guy on IG. They can work out the deal. They're worth each other.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    HOW Sova is weird? I loved it right away. Nothing weird, just nice dark stewed fruits.
    When taha and others explain "berries and stewed fruits" thats what i hope for but never get in oud.
  52. Re: What is your suggested max dilution rate for myrrh EO?

    Mine is 30% tincture and is really fragrant
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    RM3 arrived. As always i cant wait for anything to settle and took 1 spray to the chest.
    Is this one best of the 3? Sure is. It is indeed a RM 1, with spices toned down, sandalwood cranked up(here i...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Hahahahha. Very very good one!
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    Re: Your favorite "wet" or aquatic frangrance

    Aqua celestia by MFK
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Man, hate people like that. Must have been a cry baby at school and would always get a candy from the teacher to shut him up, and he aged (didnt grow up) with that attitude. I dont really post there,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Whats really irritating is the ebay scalpers that sell Bortnikoff and D&Z stuff and add "Attn Arrej le Dore Fans!"
    Cant sell anything without mighty Arrej name :D
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    All i can say is typing doesnt provide tone of voice and emotions. If one has difficulty coming through the way he intends to, but only option is to type - that person should look online and get some...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Dr B1414 i have to say that in USA and Canada customer service is on a really high level and sometimes even too much, setting expectations really high. Other countries are super relaxed when it comes...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wore RM2 yesterday and to me there was some similarity to Grandenia in the department of patchouli. Anyone else could see the similarities?
    Obviously RM is all green and grandenia is green-yellow to...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This guy looks tired man. Dont be like Joescent me or whats his name, but a little more life in him would be appreciated.
    Review not at all inspiring and he should do some prep before reviewing.
    I...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    New member of the family


    155697
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    What is absurd?

    @Diamondflame
    To be honest, all the ones that i have from ALD didnt change drastically for me so i would still think that those impressions will last.
    If theyll change, ill write...
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    Re: Sexy, romantic mens Fall/Winter fragrances?

    Musc ravageur is excellent, ambre narguile, also would suggest leather and iris frag, but since i dont know how dior smells, might be good to check out upcoming ombre leather by tf that contains...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Regarding "fir" in RM2, its still very prominent, dont get me wrong. Where in SM2 attar it was really up front and would annoy me since it does take over everything else, here it is balanced out and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My bottles are in my hands.

    First thing to mention would be caps. Pictures and videos dont do them justice. The top is so wide and flat it makes me think of big decorated plate and Millenium...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I am priced out. Very curious how they smell, but too expensive.
    His sultan red rose looks very appealing.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just like i said, bottles look like expensive cognac :D
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Coup de Foudre extrait is back.

    How was the original one received, and how did it mature?
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    Re: What is this ammonia like smell?

    Some cedars have the ammonia like smell but norlimbanol.....that one is everything but ammonia.
    Maybe yours is crosscontaminated or expired, if it ever expires, or you have something that's not...
  71. Thread: Green!

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    Re: Green!

    Its not leather in the sense like tuscan leather. Its green and rubbery type of leather.
    Similar leathers would be used in memo irish leather.
    If you know how guaiac smells, its something like...
  72. Thread: Green!

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    Re: Green!

    Figment has nothing to do with scents like nuit de bakelite or fathom v.
    Its warm, earthy, dusty, slightly animalic.

    Best one id say that is, or was strong the time i tried it, is le sillage blanc
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Any reviews?
    Formula looks more like what Sir Winston should originally have been
    I am really interested in the scent
  74. Thread: Green!

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    Re: Green!

    Dont remember the smell of fate man, but opus VII was very green and sharp.
    Maybe that will give you what ur looking for
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    Re: Costus Oliffac Help

    I have costus and to me it is in the territory of ambrette seed oil. Definitely not the animalics people describe it as. More like unwashed, fatty hair. Does have slight plastic smell.
    Also its not...
  76. Thread: Green!

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    Re: Green!

    Le sillage Blanc
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Get the set. If u wont need OE, ill buy it off you, or swap for norne if i wont like it
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    First YL Tree is up for sale :)
    $350 ladies and gentleman!
    Scalper is gathering funds for ALD release :)
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Is it sweet, semi sweet, or non sweet?

    Does it have tobacco as main pronounced note, or something else? Like cinnamon?

    Is it dry or not?

    Thanks
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    For anyone criticizing Adams approach, let me give you simple to understand perspective:

    3 bottles 150 ml total of his possibly 3 best perfumes costing $975

    Vs

    1 bottle, 50ml total of Crime...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Bottles to me look like miniatures of fancy cognac. I like them and properly impressed by bold move.
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Jasmine is not to my liking. To me it is similar to Rising mysore, but like extrait. Very very strong. Leather note there is something like coriander and cedar, so comes off a little harsh to me. ...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thank God for Adam being extra decent hooman being and keeping prices low.
    Much better pricing policy than others
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This is not a collectors item. It is a special edition with different ingredients. Technically, if its 68% and you dillute it with 15ml of alcohol, its 30%extrait at regular price.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Some of those in fb group might be members here. Read and spread the word. Not sure why would they believe in false rumor
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Was there a problem for you to buy these 3 as 2 bottles and enjoy them? Or is it a matter of a bottle that can hold 50 ml at once?
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    Re: Frankincense

    Oman and Somali are the 2 most known places for high quality frankincense.
    Green royal super king emperor his Highness hoojari is the one thats at the top for most people.

    Best thing of corse is...
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    I got my pack and wore Ward earlier.
    According to press release - we might not have said its rose perfume if he didnt tell us. I disagree with that.
    It is a very delicate, high quality rose. Rose...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I tried original Aroha kyaku.
    Description ur giving sounds the same as my experience.

    While i would never wear it alone, it is a super ingredient for the blends.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Man, ur just dry like Sahara. :tongue:
    Have some watter.

    I have both attars, and even though they are liquid, i can still smear them around.
    Surely not wallimah, but it doesnt have to be. Apply...
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Thank you thank you :)

    Seems that first 2 are pretty good perfumes in themselves.

    Who can chip in to the smell of Jasmin?
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Any first impressions on oud cologne?
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    I start believing that Ward and Jasmine are like Ayahuaska - one sniff and ur in different dimension. BigBloke is just gathering knowledge and review thatll be Earthshattering :thumbsup:
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    How is Ward and Jasmine review going BigBloke?
    Mine stuff is stuck in USA :(
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Might be my natural substitute to Dawn.
    How would you compare it between ensar, AA, areej?

    Thanks
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Niice! Let us know how these fare.
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    Bois du portugal, Beau de Jour PB.
    Chanel is releasing Paris-Edimburgh, might consider that.
  99. Thread: fake fragrances

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    Re: fake fragrances

    Fakes that i got were perfect copy of packaging, but never the fragrance.
    There are 2 ways they did it in my experience:

    1) Sprayed some perfume into water, so it has some aroma. You can...
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    Re: Xerjoff White Outer Box

    I know what you are saying. I had a few that came in in those. I was buying them titled as "testers". The ones from xerjoff i was buying as non testers were quiting just in cellophane, without box....
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