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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Grandenia sold out now.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    They need to sort this method of business out, messaging Sikander on WhatsApp or D&Z on Instagram in order to avoid taxes is a pain.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Pre-Islamic Arabs created a perfume named "Al-Ghaliyah" meaning "Precious" which was primarily a blend of musk and ambergris (ironically D&Z's is a rose-oud), the Prophet Muhammad was know to wear...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Agree or disagree?

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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Wearing YLT in the heat today, absolutely stunning! It's a shame it was so limited.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Nope, I've tested both on card with equal amounts.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Same here. Adam responded with the following:

    Hi there, thank you so much for your passion and honesty. We truly appreciate your support from day one. We truly believe that with time people will...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Website been down for a while now.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I actually prefer the musk in RM2, it has an extra animalic element that one would associate with raw musk. I agree that the opening of the original is better though. Gonna sit on this new release...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yeah, you've hit the nail on the head.

    I can't believe Oud Cologne is an extrait, it performs more like an edt.
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    It is discontinued
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    Re: Penhaligons Open Box Sale - UK only

    Yeah, they have them quite often. When are you in the UK next?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    To me, it seems stronger than the original. It's OE3 that has become weaker.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    +1 You could always hold on to OE3 to see if it develops too.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So, the next day, OE2 is still strong, tangy, and pungent on the card but OE3 is starting to fade.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm getting a similar vibe TBH. Although on paper, so far it has kept up with OE2 but on skin, not getting the same projection apart from the first few hours. Is it possibly due to anosmia? OE2...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I tested OE3 today on skin and a side-by-side comparison on paper with OE2. There are a couple of noticeable differences; OE3 opens with much more florals and rose than OE2 making it more feminine...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm contemplating the same, really enjoyed the extra musky dry down, but then I'm thinking by the time I get through my 50ml Adam will release RM4 and others. He seems to have pretty much nailed the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The trick is not to over-apply. Yes, AdN is quite overpowering in its opening stages but the drydown is sublime and much more interesting than OZ.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agar de Noir > Oud Zhen
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yep, this has happened with pretty much every release.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, OE and OE2 are total beasts. I can't imagine OE3 being "weak", I'll do a side by side test at the weekend on paper strips.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, I noticed there wasn't as much citrus in the opening and the musk seems different too. I'm probably enjoying it more than the original, for now, which I thought was too safe. I can see some...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Interesting, I just got mine and I'm still getting big coniferous blasts in the opening like the original. RM2 seems less stable and refined than the original and muskier, but still early days of...
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    Re: Anonim

    I rest my case folks.

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  26. Re: Real vs Fake Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de parfum

    Definitely fake at that price. The scruffy font, cheap plastic packaging and the rounded letter "j" are all dead giveaways.
  27. Re: Therapeutic Fragrance with Ensar Oud Talks Real Oud vs Synthetic

    Hey, does anyone know what happened to Brandon? He stopped making videos about half a year ago now, was expecting something from the new ALD release and realised that he has been out of the game for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Decided to wear Agar de Noir today. Intoxicatingly phenomenal :o.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Some roses can give off a lime-like smell. I felt the same about OE2, hated it at first for similar reasons but after a few more wears it became stunning to me. You need to make sure you don't...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I'm loving it, it starts off fresh but transitions into a musky civet. I don't like Amber Cologne though, I think it is much more floral than YLT. Only the citrusy opening is similar, which is the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Nope. I stopped bothering when it comes to ALD a long time ago, sometimes orders have arrived before the confirmation.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The criteria was a minimum vote of 20. So a lot of ALD won't be on there
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    More douchebagery on eBay...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Areej-Le-Dore-Classic-Collection-Once-a-lifetime-opportunity-/203495307944
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's already started with OE3 and OZh
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    He mentioned today that it will soon run out.

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think this release has been brilliant, Adam has truly listened and fulfilled the needs of his fanbase. Smooth website experience, increasing the number of bottles, cheaper pricing, recreating...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, was smooth for me, the best I've ever had with ALD. Would love to see AA2!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, there must be quite a few bottles available with it being the only one left. The website only allows you to buy one bottle at a time which will annoy the scalpers.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    OE was never 100% natural, perhaps Adam added some synthetic musk without publicising it.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's never scorching hot where I live, even in the middle of summer. It's a beast, so two sprays is more than enough. It might be the white florals that give it a powdery smell but I don't get that...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    OE is one of my top 3 ALD. I'm so glad Adam made this 50ml at such a great price, now I don't have to worry about using my OE2 sparingly.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Facebook groups and close friends.





    Yeah, there were bottles sat on the website for weeks, don't know how it gained so much hype. I'm assuming due to the natural deer musk.


    I'm still...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Not necessarily, people are saying that RM is a shadow of its former self. Would like some solid feedback before Sunday's release ideally.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes, a lot of people in the UK have received theirs already. Here is one review:

    RM2 has blossomed since the original, much more fresh than I remember.
    OZ got the same oud DNA as oud luwak and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There is nothing like it. I don't agree that it is similar to those two.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Adam said 1-2 weeks.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    About 200. It all ended faster than a teenage boy losing his virginity.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It can be done without disruption to the whole site. The username problem may be due to something else though, we are just speculating.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    All of them are.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Totally agree. Also, I've received shipping from India with no problems from Naz Perfumes without any delay.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Happy days ahead :)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, I thought TRNP too.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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    Can't say I like these, but hey, it's all about the juice. What do other people think?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just tell me where the fulfilment centre is in the UK, I will drive there myself!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    They are exactly the same.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    BTW. Does the font on the new boxes look familiar to anyone? 155054
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    OE3 is an absolute steal at that price for 50ml. Wow!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think I'm going to go for the full set even though I have OE2 and I'm not a huge fan of RM. It will be interesting to see how they match up with previous releases. I wonder how many bottles of each...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    YLT today. I agree with Castingshadows evaluation. The citrus notes last for about an hour and you are left with a lot of musky civet, and hints of sandalwood. Definitely far from a lemony-aromatic...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum

    It's always been that way from day one of its release. I've never come across any explanation from Dior as to why that is the case.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Here, here. I hope this is not a publicity stunt.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    The world's worst kept secret? I swear they create hype and exclusivity on purpose.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I would buy a re-release of Atlantic Ambergris in a heartbeat
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    It is out of stock on their website. I messaged Sikander and secured a bottle, your best bet is to message him directly.
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    Re: Katana Perfumes

    This made me grin, it will be an instant winner for some people. LOL.



    Love this too and agree with your sentiments but 360 euros for 30ml is too expensive for me.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum 2020 reformulation?

    The best way to find out is to perform a blind test with maybe 5/6 strips and get the person to choose which one they believe is the reformulation. I'm sure the results would be surprising.
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    Re: Katana Perfumes

    Yes, dark orange and musks, it's okay but my least favourite of the 4.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Russian Adam has praised Last of d'Agar and was surprised that all the ouds work perfectly together. A lot of people enjoying this one but still out of my budget.
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    Re: Katana Perfumes

    I agree.



    Agree again!
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Anyone tried the new Oud Cologne yet?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've had the same experience. I did not think too much of it at first but it has slowly crept into my top 5 ALDs.
  72. Re: MFK Oud Satin Mood Extrait de Parfum help with authenticity

    The inside of my cap is the same as the one on the right but my atomiser design is different. A good test would be the projection and longevity, this is one of the beastliest fragrances I own.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Good time to revise this: https://www.basenotes.net/features/3524-the-murky-matter-of-musk
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    No, was fine for me.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's targeting a very niche section of buyers.
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    Re: Katana Perfumes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc8kueB7WCY
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    $495 for 12ml. I'll pass.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Not me, like chalk and cheese.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Was about to say the same.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    That's Fragrantica for you. Yes, Boundless is a much better fragrance. I do love Herod but the performance is very poor on me. I'm not getting the usual Amouage standard of performance from Boundless...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Don't get either of those from Boundless.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Wearing Boundless today. A very pleasant tobacco and frankincense, very wearable. A bit of a change of direction from Amouage towards more mainstream scents, will it satisfy hardcore niche-heads that...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Probably a bit risky sending it in a glass container, could you imagine if it smashed in the post and all the pieces went into the musk? I would transfer it to a glass container immediately though.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6Jo_n9AWw
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Triad is a very safe rose/oud IMO, the rose is most prominent to me and the oud takes a back seat. I found it quite boring, TBH. Oud Monarch is very different, you get oud, cacao and a good blast of...
  86. Re: Beast Mode Cheap Aventus clones with more Fruity vibes and lesser smoke

    I got the same vibe from CB.
  87. Re: Definitive list of fragrances similar to Creed Aventus

    And another https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Niche4All/Pineapple-Oak-64439.html
  88. Re: Beast Mode Cheap Aventus clones with more Fruity vibes and lesser smoke

    Emperor Extrait is probably the closest thing you will get to a "beast mode" clone of Aventus.

    You might want to explore the following thread:...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Can't wait for this one! 151337
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    Re: Katana Perfumes

    In France, I believe.
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    Re: Katana Perfumes

    Yes. The Fleur du Oud is a pre-release sample, really phenomenal stuff, I hope they release it. The Oud Damascena was surprising as I thought it would be more rose-based but it comes off as...
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    Re: ensar oud: worth for it?

    I remembering purchasing some fine ouds from their stores in the Middle East almost 2 decades ago. They've always been on point, the oud market is vast now with plenty of sellers from the far east...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Totally agree. The new Oud Cologne looks appealing, I'm too scared to blind-buy after past disappointments, I'll wait for a decant to sample.
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    Re: Katana Perfumes

    Yes. http://katanaparfums.com

    They are available at Sealed Essence in the US and Arabian Perfumes in the UK.
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    Katana Perfumes

    I came across this up and coming brand, very very impressed with their offerings. They only have 4 fragrances so far: Oud Damascena, Santal Segar, Orange Cordue, and Fleur du Oud. This stuff is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The guy is full of crap.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's okay, it does not smell synthetic but you will be underwhelmed after wearing Areej and Agar Aura etc.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have bottles of both and worn them extensively, I prefer Russian Oud though. Russian Oud has a more gourmand, chocolate-like vibe and is very sensual. AdN is more towards highlighting spices...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm enjoying this on more and more each time I wear it. I think it will surpass the others from this release.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Totally agree.
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