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  1. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I sent the other 25ml to strife to split!
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I’d agree on Thai Tabac and Crime and Punishment. It depends on if you like that fruity top note in C&P or the heavy spices of EO2. But they’re both powerhouses from Ensar. Either one is a no lose...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    To me, Embers is as much a sandalwood as it is an amber. WAY less heavy than Ambra Aurea(which I own and love).
  4. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I totally agree. I'm glad I still have 25ml of it but wow... its a goldilocks for me. Could be a huge hit if it wasn't so limited and expensive.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    EO2/ Thai Tabac
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    Re: Oud Assam by Rania J

    It’s a pretty heavy slap in the face in first spray but give it 10 minutes and it mellows. I wouldn’t say it’s a beginner Oud.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Magus and Garden of Pleasures are both lovely and a bit similar: Garden being more floral, Magus more spicy(I just barely prefer Magus but they're both great). Blue Lotus is interesting and has a few...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Thinking of ordering a sample of Chypre Nacotique... sounds fun. Also what’s the consensus on Jungle Kinam vs Kyara Koko? Which is the better of the two new jams? Brendan on Therepeutic said he...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Oudh Batavia was a shade heavy on cloves(or something clove-like) for me, but that’s just personal preference.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Ashfaque, I believe Al Lail is reminiscent of La Nuit by Paco Rabanne. I’d say it’s closer to Lutens’ A la Nuit only because it’s not(to me) at all like Sarrasins. It’s strange and beautiful. I read...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    I really am so happy I got Suka Cita. That oil. Wow.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Avrova so happy you seem to have taken to these like I have. She’s a genius. Embers is a huge win on all fronts (try Tantra next for a spiritual rose added to the mix) and Black Spruce is just...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    I think I’m going to sit this one out as well. I mean, Brandon gave one of them an 88. That’s like a 23 for him ;-)
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    Re: Tsvga Parfvms

    I’ve been spending some more time with the sample set. The Osmanthus fragrance is nice, Milestones is lovely— the pine tar element is reminiscent of the Cade in Hyde from Hiram Green(one of my two or...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Oh man :-(

    “ Dear Patrons please forgive me for this belated message. Unfortunately I’ve not been feeling the best and as a result I’ve temporarily closed my website and not accepting any further...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    JBS1 have you ever tried Sultan Pasha’s Ame Sombre? It’s his tribute to Tribute. It’s unbelievably great. The G1(more expensive version) I might even like more than Tribute.
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    Re: Vero Profumo: They continue on

    :-(
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I like both for different reasons on different days. I LOVE that I have hand distilled oils from RA and perfumes that use them. That rules. I also really like Crime & Punishment, even though I have...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hasn’t Ensar said that he’s not the distiller himself but that he employs many distillers? This argument goes back years and years. He compared himself to the director of the company with many...
  20. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Musk Khabib
    Top notes are bergamot, cardamom and nutmeg; middle notes are ylang-ylang, cedar and tolu balsam; base notes are ambergris, natural musk, oakmoss, vetiver, tonka bean and vanilla.
    ...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Certainly the most prestigious restaurants in the world—- the ones that people fly across the world to eat at—- make sure you know where the ingredients are from, how they were treated and why they...
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Do you feel that the Musk Cologne is meant to be a cologne version of Musk Khabib? I figured they were totally different frags.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I knew that name was familiar! Loved that book as a kid.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    He bought blind and got me a bottle of Iris Noir and People’s Kampot. Very nice both! Pretty thoughtful gift! Most people send something I don’t want when I help them out.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I just did some recording for a friend and wouldn't accept $$. He told me to watch the mail today because he got me a thank you gift. I just got dhl notification from Thomas Kruger in Amman. Man,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It’s easy to miss it but the big reason Russian Adam’s perfumes seem
    So much more scarce is that so many people want them right now. When Walimah and Indolis were around for over a year no one...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Can you explain your question? It’s hard to answer when it’s unclear what you’re talking about.
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Anyone interested in the new Tenmoku fragrance they announced today? I probably have enough Japanese incense and plum blossom but I bet it’s going to be nice.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Wow, Areselan is fantastic. Near masterpiece level Oud fragrance. It’s almost reminiscent of EO1 but through that Prin lens with some boosting synthetics that don’t come off rough or too loud. Into...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Of the old batches at least!

    My list at the moment:
    EO1 Pure Parfum(the old stuff with the strong green tea note) // Sultan Leather Attar (tie)
    EO2 EDP
    Iris Ghalia
    Thai Tabac Attar
    Blue...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Also, is $50 shipping really the only option from Prin? I really want to check out the new Prissana sampler since the new prin one was so good but it’s only available on his site as far as I can tell...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I could see how it could come across that way. We should do a poll. My guess is EO1 pure parfum//sultan leather attar wins by some distance. EO2 to my taste is clearly the best of the musks(though I...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    EO1//SLA is the classic, right? So hyped for so long that it doesn't get talked about as much. I don't sense any overlap between Iris Ghalia and Irisoir when I wear them.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Habibi is back! Stoked!
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Man, I’m the same way but it just reminded me so much of when I was touring in a van 10/11 months a year and our drummer wore the same jeans every night all through the summer and they’d get soaked...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Keep these coming man. Love getting to relive first exposure to some of these!
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Glad you love Embers like I do! Can’t wait to see what you think of everything else. I really love wan chai as well(your sotd)— so sophisticated. And Ashfaque, loved your review of East.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    REALLY like Arsalan(hardcore spice) and really like Nocturnal Poetry(reminds me Dzing! a bit but prettier... lots of civet type stuff). Eshu is kind of boring incense to me with an animalic Drydown. ...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    It looks like a film still! ha. Anyway, I'd say that most of my samples have come with a little bit more than advertised and I've gotten enough to sample multiple times. Usually enough that I...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Just received the new Prin sampler with scents like Arsalan and Nocturnal Poetry. Anyone have a chance to check these out yet?

    I’m always looking for another Prin gem to knock me on my butt. I...
  41. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Patiently waiting for a Luckyscent box with a bottle of Chypre Mousse. Oriza was running a promo where you could get a free bottle of Relique D’amour with a purchase of a full bottle so I pulled the...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Is that your picture?
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Damn. That’s all. That’s the whole post.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=g6R1jRhvpnw
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow, Russian Adam is refunding the 10 people that managed to pay for Santal Galore after I was sold out and making a 1-off batch of Santal Galore 2 of 10 bottles for those people free of charge???
    ...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    What a simple joyful scent. I’m wearing etude en Fougere today but FN is probably my favorite Fougere these days. Never expected to think an Attar was the pinnacle of Fougeres. It’s both clean and...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Cherrywood was it the Arabian Oud Boutique that you visited in Times Square?
  48. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Interesting. Sans Fleur is hilarious.

    Samples will be fun!
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    If you're talking about the brand Arabian Oud, who have a store in Time's Square, that's a WHOLE different thing. You're not going to find the high quality all-naturals there. Though they are a fine...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Hiram Green
    And as was mentioned before: TRNP
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Glad you got one!
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    Re: Best Landmark Fougere

    Yohji Homme(1st version) and Tin Can Rive Gauche PH are my two fav fougeres. The only complaint on YH is that it’s quiet compared to Rive Gauche which isn’t especially loud as it is. But the scent is...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    I set an alarm and never got a buy option! Oh well!
  54. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I don’t think they’re different. I got a bottle from Bloom when I was in London because she told me it was the last bottle and being discontinued. That was two summers ago. ;-)
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Thanks Ashfaque
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    One of the bottles is a less spicy, more buttery version of Basmati Rose. Very nice. The other is sandalwood and ambergris dominant with floral musk... extremely nice! Very interesting. Can't wait to...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Just received a new package from Sultan. Chypre Crysanthemum, Irisoir and two bottles of Basmati Rose for my girl(it’s a going away present, since she leaves tomorrow to film a pilot for a TV show,...
  58. Re: House of Matriarch 40% Off 16 Fragrances

    Heck yeah, I got both my previous Black No 1 bottles at sales like this. Great opportunity.
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    1. Allegretto 7.2 — Antonio Gardoni’s Vetiver for Berceuse is still blowing my mind on a weekly basis. Would love to see some more avant-garde vetivers in the niche world.
    2. I’m torn between...
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    Re: Villoresi Musk vs Acampora Musk

    I find the EDP to be nice too! the oil is nice and soft and the Extrait is spicier and more in your face. The edp is sort of in the middle
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    Re: Villoresi Musk vs Acampora Musk

    I have and I like it ok.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You make a compelling case. With Maai, it crept up on me as a big love. To be honest, I didn’t like it when I first bought it. But it kept unfolding after I went back to it. Bought another bottle...
  63. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I was on that stream, asking questions! It was fun!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So in all the website crashing madness I somehow ended up with a second bottle of Musk Lave. Was about to write Russian Adam that he accidentally sent me two and offer to send it back but now I see I...
  65. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I love the giallo//slasher flick vibe of the art.
  66. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    This is exciting, Sables. For Mak-7's benefit, is the tea tree note very prominent or is it pretty subtle?
  67. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Honestly, it’s hard to imagine all these contradictions together. So we’ll have to see!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Love these reviews, Swoleosis! Youve reviewed some heavy hitters and some of the minor//stranger ones. You’ve still got a clutch of great ones left.
  69. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I’ve read some nice stuff on Freddie’s Instagram about Douleur 2... shear and fresh, creamy... more subdued. Sounds like it could be great. I’m intrigued by the tea tree note.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    This one sounds great! Looking forward to more of your thoughts!
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    Re: Villoresi Musk vs Acampora Musk

    I absolutely love Acampora's Musk. I've purchased both the oil and the extrait and they are my favorite "white musks" (at times borderline grey from the earthy patchouli and clean mushroom notes)......
  72. Re: Wow, Jardin sur le Nil smells exactly like Timbuktu

    In my experience Le Labo's Vetiver was most similar to CDG2 Man(from same perfumer) but also I see the parallels with Timbuktu.

    As for batch variations. The old wave bottle is certainly deeper...
  73. Re: What's the best "warm blanket" for winter?

    Absolue pour le Soir //MFK
    1740 //HdP
    Ambre Sultan //Serge Lutens
    Ambra Aurea //Profvmvm Roma
    EO2 //Ensar Oud
    Sova //Slumberhouse
    Camel //Zoologist
    Bengale Rouge //Papillon
    Saffron Troublant...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just received a bottle of Musk Lave. Five big sprays and I'm getting more of a bracing fresh herbal lavender than a sweetened Osmanthus/bergamot twang. Loving this. Really wish I got a bottle of...
  75. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    5K is the starting price I believe(Though that also includes the opportunity to visit his lab and hang with him to develop what you want--pretty cool).
  76. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    WOW. Good finds. Aeon001 is so nice, huh? AND WHAT A BOTTLE. An unopened Scent of Mystery is like a HOLY $#!T find. Wow. I've never heard of Love Potion from Bogue. Could be a prototype or custom...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    This is awesome! And from what Castingshadows is saying, it’s sounds like the compounding place that adds the denatured alcohol may use DEP as an across the board fixative, which would still make...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    DEP is synthetic but it doesn’t seem particularly harmful at these concentrations:

    https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredients/701957-DIETHYL_PHTHALATE/

    So I wouldn’t worry.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I put it head and shoulders over Diaghilev and many of the other modern chypres, as well. Unfortunately my partner felt that it was blended poorly, that the Oud was so prominent that she couldn’t...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Yeah, I’ve seen it mentioned by a lot of people as “Natural Perfume” but it clearly lists a couple synthetics on the back of the bottle. Swole... do these mess with your sinuses? I’m hoping not!
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Not a bad point either. I guess since DEP is often used to replace sandalwood bases in cheaper Attars. The use of DEP in Rising Mysore 2 sets off some alarm bells. But it is interesting what we...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Thrilled! I agree with your blind buy assessment. You really can’t go wrong. Only budget and time keep me from getting the whole collection.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Not to reopen a can of worms but is Rising Mysore 2 really considered natural if it contains DEP?
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I definitely get the "like/not love" vibe with some attar houses too. I really wish Mellifluence and Elixir hit me more. Out of 8 Mellifluence buys, I only really liked Tsuga Musk enough to wear...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Exciting! I wonder how the aging will change the scent!
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    Oh I just meant why you don’t like decants.
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    :-) Collecting those bottles, right?
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    I believe Strifeknot still has 5ml left of the OOOH bottle that I sent him to split. One last spot to jump on, catalyst. If you haven’t yet, I would. 10 bottles made. Long gone. Last chance and all...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Thanks koolaid!

    Also, AnyEmerald, isn’t Suka Cita incredible?
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    They’re really incredibly limited and people like them. I think people traded some Il Diece in the beginning (as there were 50 bottles) but comparatively there are over 1,000 bottles of MAAI out...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    That’s weird if any of them are booked up already considering they’re not supposed to be out yet.

    My feeling is if they book entirely without ever being announced as released, why even publicly...
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    She does a magic thing with Mysore. I like her sandalwoods better than any of the pure oils I have.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Good for Dr. Reinthal! That’s wonderful about Lucky Scent. She’s gonna win some new fans for sure.
  94. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I’ll definitely be grabbing a bottle of Douleur 2 sometime soon(and maybe a backup of MeM which will be my only backup ive ever bought).
  95. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I find the new Maai much more versatile. That being said, maybe people who love Maai aren’t actually looking for a versatile scent. ;-)
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    New Rogue Fougere sounds good: Bon Monsieur
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    How many people can’t stop thinking about a zoologist Sex Panther cologne since Victor mentioned the original idea for Moth?
  98. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I honestly think the caps are just an aesthetic thing for Antonio. Just makes the bottle look and feel different than others. Functionally, they’re a sticky mess! But I can see him kind of liking...
  99. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Interesting! I guess I’ve got to get myself to hobby lobby if they smell like MeM!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Joel Osteen, the king of western Oud, would be a real plot twist. I’d be kind of into it, just because I have a deep love of the surreal.
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