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    Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Adam - ALD. Just perfect.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I notice you know about the house of Divine ;) quite a bit is gone.
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    Re: Men's fragrances that smell like bug spray

    Bug sprays that kills bugs have smell to them which was formulated for safety reasons. It is usually sharp green, peppery and lemony combo.
    To me, exactly that was mr. Marvelous by byredo. What a...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Nice! Please report your thoughts once you get it :)
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    So Strifeknot.....how did you like Tenmoku?
  6. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Curious why Douleur 1 is better than Douleur 2?
    Would you be so kind to share your thoughts?
  7. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    How did u get them?

    Give more details please
  8. Re: Natural Scents That Won't Give Me A Headache? DIY COLOGNE?

    I think your first stop should be in L'occitane and then floris.
    Both have offerings that should fit your bill, you can try them in the store and pick up a bottle at discounters.
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    Re: Frankincense/ incense aromachemicals

    One i realy enjoy is bois d'encens, its cedarwood and smoke. For base i am doing frankincense tincture
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    Re: Build the ULTIMATE men’s wardrobe!

    Andy, haha, slowdown. I never said i dislike oud. I am in search of it. Wright now it prob will be emperor hind...but ceylon is very very beautiful as well. A d with few good ones that i have tried,...
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    Re: Build the ULTIMATE men’s wardrobe!

    Great words but... Art is subjective, beauty is objective. Wearing what you like is great, but if one never ventured outside of what is known via advise of others, his wardrobe will never be...
  12. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I know gardoni runs ylang through alot of his stuff, and ylang at times makes me gag but not in his work. Not sure what is in the flower, but its hit or miss.
    Maybe thats ylang?
    Once ull try YY,...
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    Re: Black Afgano is great

    Not a fan of this or the one from Xerjoff called Zanzibar. Something just doesnt agree with me.
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    Re: Musings on 'classics,' and niche vs designer...

    To me synthetics are totally ok, as long as perfume is naturally smelling at the end without harshness. Its definitely a skill that needs practice.
    My example is tauers L'eau. Fairly simple combo of...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    I am eagerly awaiting your review :)
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Did anyone got their Tenmoku 1 package?
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    Re: Musings on 'classics,' and niche vs designer...

    Artisanal is a stream in perfumery where usually best ingredients are involved, perfumers at times make their own distillation of materials, actually care for the beauty of perfume and i would assume...
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    Re: Musings on 'classics,' and niche vs designer...

    Niche has been true niche till about 2016, until then scents were truly powerful, well blended, artistic.
    At around 2016 rules changed on infra, perfumes got diluted, and alot of "new niche" houses...
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    Re: Worth a blind buy?

    Dont understand why would you downgrade to BdC or polo. Better invest in smaller bud higher quality fragrance.
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    Re: suggest me very strong men fragrance

    Puredistance M, Musc Ravageur, Cuir Intense by Guerlain, au coeur du desert by tauer, Hyde by Hiram green, beau de jour private blend and cuir de russie by Areej le dore. Try these and i am sure you...
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    Re: I just ordered my very first Attar..

    I apply it via drop to my wrist from applicator, then tap wrists together, and touch neck on each side.
    This way no contact of applicator with skin.

    You can also take applicator and smear...
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    Re: reusing PA bottles

    Rinse with hot water first to loosen material inside, then spay alcohol inside, shake a little, and under hot water again and job done.
    No long soaks
  23. Thread: Cuir de....

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    Re: Cuir de....

    Well, in that period in russia they were absorbing european culture, starting from around peter the 1st or so called the great i believe, so if family moved from France, doesnt mean they absorbed...
  24. Thread: Cuir de....

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    Re: Cuir de....

    Bottega Venetta hey? Ill have to check it out. Any difference between current and older formula or is it the same? Btw, thanks Cook.Bot.

    @Chypre yes, perfumers create things based on their vission...
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    Re: Fake musc ravageur?

    First of all, musc ravageur even in current formula is very long lasting.
    Then, color of liquid is very light, but true juice is not too dark either.
    To know what juice smells like, buy a split...
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    Electimuss london free shipping!

    Hey friends,

    Electimuss london has free shipping till December 1, samples and full bottles.

    No special code needed, its applied at checkout.

    Hope this helps :)
  27. Re: POAL and Night Call needed to finish collection

    Still looking.
  28. Thread: Cuir de....

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    Cuir de....

    Hello people of Basenotes,

    Today we have a great variety of perfumes and leather genre is one of my favourites.

    Wanted to touch on topic of leather perfumes and their association to countries...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Mark Buxton is the nose behind it.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    There was a seller in usa and i took last bottle i suppose. Very grateful for a kind man whom everyone knows and respects, for making this happen.
  31. Thread: Mini Flacons?

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    Re: Mini Flacons?

    Vaza.gr

    Maybe send them an email, see what they can do.
  32. Thread: Mini Flacons?

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    Re: Mini Flacons?

    Alibaba has them. The only downside is shipping cost, very expensive.
    I believe there is a bottle making company in Greece that might have them as well, but i dont remember the name of it :sad:
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Received a package today with L'air de Panache, a perfume from the brilliant movie The Grand Budapest Hotel and to my big surprise, it smells like RM1. Disclaimer, i didnt wear it on the skin yet,...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    I cry when bad perfumes are around me. Feels like they are punching me in the face :tongue:
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    Re: Green tea absolute

    I am currently experimenting with mate, not sure if it will be same as your note.
    My train of thoughts is : mate as main, hedione as support, and then in micro doses to get an interesting core with...
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    Re: labdanum & hydrocarboresin

    They are completely different smells.
    Labdanum is like a good whisky, deep, balsamic, woody, slightly sweet, vanillic and boozy smell.
    Hcr to me has plums/ stewed fruits smell, no alcohol feel to...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

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    Hahaha!
  38. [CANADA] Re: Mak-7's Sale and Swap thread for niche perfumes

    Updated.
  39. Re: 100K USD invested so far into fragrance selling business

    Do quality and not quantity. Market is full of mediocre blends and its sad to see materials wasted for yet another one. Dont be that another one.
    Depending on your pricepoint - release 1 every...
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    Re: Need a lusciously beautiful fragrance

    Look into house called Divine. Small french place that might be exactly what you are looking for. I love their main perfume called Divine. Dont know what is your taste exactly but def try them. Also,...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Wore Neriko and Oud lubani. With neriko, i have a feeling that he mixed perfumes and bottles. Agar attar is all what i wanted Neriko to be, mouldy representing burrial, woody, sweet and a bit fruity....
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Got my package yesterday.

    Agar parisien gives me a vibe of a man who wears chypre by coty, and just returned from having a smoke outside. Very masculine, smooth, green and a little bitter. No...
  43. Re: The 130th Anniversary bottle of Jicky: very clever, Guerlain

    I sooo misread it....feeling ashamed:embarassed:
  44. Re: The 130th Anniversary bottle of Jicky: very clever, Guerlain

    How would you split the glass bottle? :tongue:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Glad i could be of help. Yes, whoever designed this system did a great job and thought it through to details.

    Also, those of you who didnt get replacement, could remove their sprayers and sink in...
  46. Thread: Nicolai

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    Re: Nicolai

    Patch intense is sweet on me as well, i have similar experience as hellbent, no sour note been placed in my bottle.
    NY intense is a 100 ml bottle if you dont own BDP, and itll last you many years....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    ALD does, but it depends on other companies. Alot still use metal crimping system that is harder to take off.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6inX8bwYAzU
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ill make a video tomorrow and will show how its done without special tools.
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    At Proust. I get your point and i agree with the reasoning. What i am saying, is dont jump to judge the chap so fast:
    1) i knew about the launch of sets first, and if i knew, others should as well....
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Ill talk extreme examples, but - If he loses a customer for 1 time he didnt do good communication as some say, maybe its not worth to have that customer? Its a stick of 2 ends ofcourse, but no...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Wow, what a hysteria. Taha had clear communication in the email almost right after sample sets went on sale. If you care to buy something from a shop, care to pay attention to messages. Its not his...
  53. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Thanks for this. It is well written explanation that i do agree with. To me they both stand around equal, maybe i prefer OOOH for a bit more of a white feel.

    @Proust - did douleur 2 get more of a...
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    Re: Fragrantica? Is that you?

    Its still there, ypu have to click that icon at top right next to your profile picture, ull get sliding page with discussion.
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    When something takes people out of comfort zone of sauvage, aventus of Blue de chanel it is labeled challenging :tongue:
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    To be fair, current version of traditional Interlude is weak, scratchy mess. And not everyone has older bottles with proper juice. So this is their ticket into enjoying "Blue beast" the way it used...
  57. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Make world a little more fair and do what Proust did :thumbsup:
  58. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    There is douleur 2 and the other fragrance thatll be launched soon for the band Duo.
    Curious about that one
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Perfect force shield for COVID times :tongue:
    Even if someone would want to come closer, they couldnt.
    Legends as well say that virus dies withing the range of Interlude 53 :D
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Got a bottle of Overture man and love it! All the fans of Epic man rejoice! Has same core with different outer layers of alcohol, myrrh and saffron. Powerful as it should be, top notch ingredients as...
  61. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Those who tried OOOh and Rising mysore 2, which one you prefer?
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I would say thai tabac and crime and punishment.
    When you will buy C&P you should get an understanding of what EO2 smells like, also youll understand tigerlust, which consists of orris top, eo1 and...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Your wife and i, we inderstand each other regarding this composition :tongue:
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Dont forder about senor Bortnikoff and Chypre du Nord.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    If i got sample of jungle kinam, then it is very strong and disgusting to me. If you ever smelled wormwood, than that is middle, and top is birchtar. At least to me that is how it smells.
    Birchtarry...
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    Re: Malle Monsieur and Nasomatto Duro

    Me 4. Duro is interesting and would be my choice if i had to buy nasomatto, but monsieur is a class above.
  67. Re: Which of these fall fragrances would you choose?

    B. 1725 and lidge
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    Re: storage of a large decant

    To answer your question:
    1) perfumes can be stored for a long time provided you organize good temperature, avoiding direct sunlight and your container is glass and not plastic.
    2) try not to have...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think quite a few did wear it. I find that perfumes when they hit skin loose clearly defined borders they have when testing on clothes or test strip, especially in the case of agar de noir.
    Cuir...
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    Re: different/original scents from Roja Dove ?

    You are expecting, and i tried them already. Dont need more than 2 sprays and are infinitely better than the ones you tried.
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    Re: different/original scents from Roja Dove ?

    Names of Danger and Risque are very accurate :D one is dangerous to your health, and another is a risk to it. Try going for some higher end options and aoud line.
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    I cant order as they dont ship to Canada anymore...maybe on 2nd hand market
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    TENMOKU I - MEI HUA SAN NONG
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    Notes included:

    ‘Qing Mei Jiu’ Plum Wine, ‘Mei Hua’ Trilogy (‘Baimei’ White Plum Blossom, ‘Hongmei’ Red Plum Blossom, ‘Lamei’ Wintersweet Plum...
  74. POAL and Night Call needed to finish collection

    Hello good people of Basenotes,

    I am on the search of 2 perfumes to be able to finish my collection.

    Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle(vintage) and Night Call by Ex Nihilo.

    If you or any...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Appreciate all the comments :)
    I thank people of Sweden and IKEA for this upgrade :smiley:
    Collection is almost finished, just need 3 more to be completely satisfied :thumbsup:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Got myself a new cabinet and neatly organized my collection :smiley:

    137663
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Maybe my sample labeled Sultan red rose is actually jungle kinam, because i get a lot of smoke from birch tar as well. Hmmm...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Can you send that Santa my way as well with some AgarAura?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That would be lovely, but it wont touch all of them. Just think of it, he wanted to buy his product back at inflated price to accommodate people who got oversold. That is a kind and caring type of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    And called out scalpers following his disapproval.
    Man is a G!
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I dont quite cracked his personality to be frank, but i think hes moody. Sometimes hes kind, sometimes he thinks hes at the top of perfume pyramid, and that thought stems from his interviews where he...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Something like that.
    Not sure why he is so defensive. If he wants customers, he has to listen to them otherwise he can enjoy his stuff himself and be always happy :beer:
    I just think he has so much...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Grandenia
    Agar de noir
    Musk lave
    Santal galore
    Custard de russie - i sprayed it on my t shirt once, and it survived 3 washes.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thats just fragrant wood, bouya is as well not a real oud.
    I am curious how dense or airy these will be?
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Haha, he is playing with analogies. Bob marley had style in music, but his texts changed all the time. Ensar is using similar chorus over and over again. So i am cool hearing same style, oud, musc,...
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    Re: The best "woodsmoke" fragrances

    My sk8n amplifies smoke notes as well, but i get juicy rhubarb and vetiver herbs etc. Smoke is hidden away.
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    Re: The best "woodsmoke" fragrances

    Thats what luckyscent provided, unless they mixed something. I got no chamomile or patchouli, straight up black smoke. Funny thing that skin and chemistry :smiley:
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    Re: The best "woodsmoke" fragrances

    Avignon by cdg is the one you are looking for. It was exactly the wood smoke from fire, straight, unadulterated and extremely strong. So much so that i had to wash it off.
    All others dont come even...
  89. Re: Is my office pretty much just going to smell like lawn clippings forever?

    Wipe with alcohol a few times, and ull take larger part of smell out. Then, over time, remaining smell will be gone without the need to cut the wall out.

    Alternately, spill other oils in various...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This, and a mere fact that alot of companies dont even want to ship to Canada. Harrods doesnt, selfridges doesnt, ex nihilo doesnt...i can go on and on and on... Most ridiculous is the claim that...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Page was broken, broken and then sold out :grin:
  92. Re: What am I missing? Where have warm, 'ambery' masculine fragrances gone?

    M by puredistance, Anubis papillon, musc ravageur, bing ma yong by auphorie, ambre narguile, EO1 and possibly Overture man though i didnt try it.

    I dont play with basic designer after trying a few...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes. At the end of the day its cheaper and easier method that does equal or better job.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Maybe ill make a video how to remove it, but no, it is not crimped, just a sleeve over plastic sprayer.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Kyara Koko - gave it a full wear today. Opening is the best part for me, wish it was lasting longer. It is a slightly sweet, creamy white floral. It paints picture of creamy white smooth custard....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Only thing he does is he plugs the sprayer off, and puts new one in, he is not exchanging anything.
    With something like longer tube, you could fix it up without sending it off.
  97. Re: you have $300..do you buy 1 niche or 5-10 designer fragrances?

    Niche.
  98. Re: anyone have perfumes seized by CBSA/Canada post when ordering to canada?

    Its just a delay, i had a package 1 week in that state.
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    Re: How do I find "my" perfume?

    Can you describe what it smells like?
    On top of white tea and lemongrass, there should be other smells, background noise like coconut, white creamy association. Is it powdery, is it dry, is it...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Violet leaves it is.
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