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    Re: 3 NEW Prada Olfactories

    Did anyone try desert Serenade?
    How is this leather frag? How does it compare to TL, Oro, Chanel, YSL and others?
    High quality ingredients or not so much?

    Thanks
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    Re: Dedicated thread to the House of Memo Paris

    Whats the difference to other leathers?
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    Re: Dedicated thread to the House of Memo Paris

    I have noticed that Sicilian Leather is available at luckyscent. Did anyone tried it yet?
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    Kamila Aubre Perfumes

    Today i am sharing my thoughts on the house of Kamila Aubre. Discovered accidentally and decided to give it a try.

    Reviews are made by sniffing composition first, writing down notes and feeling,...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    My favourite is Bing ma yong followed, but almost sharing the 1st place by oublee de dunhuang. Then miyako. Its followed by tenmoku 1, binturong, cuir padishah(didnt try much and giving some time to...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Nice nice.
    If you had to place it in auphorie hierarchy - whered it land?
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Thanks for impressions Avrora, dont know how i missed it!
    Green and sooty ur saying, with backbone of peach osmanthus.

    Is there anything you can compare it to from current offerings?
    Maybe norne...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Mate, no one has to abandon anything. I dont know where these apocalyptic thoughts are coming from.
    Let me tell you, and you can deliver it to the distillers. Free advise that might be life...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    If you read fragrantica and look at the section "smells like" ull notice that people have no sense of smell or memory.
    As for distillers, if their stuff smells like shit, then its their style. If...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thank you very much. That proves my point.

    On the topic of color, use it, if you wont sell it right away, at collar bones. If u keep it on the wrists, people might think the worst about that :grin:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    1 gram = between 10 -15 drops of essential oils. It is fairly small.

    Main thing i need to know - does it smell like ammonia or not :)
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    Re: Best aquatic / fresh ambergris fragrances

    Try Acqua celestia by MFK. Thats best aquatic i have. My concentration is regular, not the forte one. There is a cologne version as well.

    As to Zoologist Squid mentioned above - they dont use any...
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    I didnt get tracking yet, so i would think closer to beginning or mid of next week if he dispatches mine out today or tomorrow
    Ill keep everyone posted as soon as i have any news.
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    I think hes usd currency wise
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    With the fear of 800 a bottle that was originally assumed, 400 a pop is not that bad.
    Ordered whole set. No other purchases for me
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Bottles are to be released tomorrow.
    No note of price yet as i understand.

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    Anyone will be buying all 3?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Intensely animalic and amonia are 2 completely separate things.
    As i mentioned above, its q mix of earty, chocolate and smell of animal.

    When we talk perfumes, how many perfumes adam did smelled...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Musk grains themselves smell like raw chocolate and maybe a slight bit earthy and with animal underone(horse, cow, sheep, deer)

    Amonia is from sac/skin. Since adam didnt blend skin, but pure musk...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Lol would be if he cancels your order and ud need to re-purchase it. :tongue: But Adam is too nice.
    Congrats. Let us know how it smells.
  20. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Usually wear maai at home only to appreciate artistry. If outside, wear black or black and green accents like a scarf. Always dressed up elegantly. I would say its tough to pull for a man, but not...
  21. Thread: Tobacco absolute

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    Re: Tobacco absolute

    Mine is at 20% and i would be going lower since its really strong.
    Dont know subtype of blond or whatever, but it is a material that's difficult for me to handle
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Marketing is sorry telling, and if story is a lie - that tiring.
    And because nose doesnt smell the fables that are told, things get brought up in the forum.
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    Gasoline and diesel smell in oud

    Greetings Oud Lovers.

    Having a thread to ask a question regarding oud with petroleum or diesel smell.
    I remember a few years ago i smelled one and thought i am not into it.
    I am a different...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes, aware of that fact, but picking up grains after deer takes a piss is next level stalking :D

    And if originally you mentioned that it must have been stored in thin layer of sandalwood in...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Musk is a mix of bodily fluids which most are mix of water and other stuff (humans consist of 60% water)and organic compounds that form musk grains. When animal is alive, it is in semi liquid form,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Musk pod is not oil, and as any organic matter, if its not stored properly should decompose.
    So thats the question, what was the technique used to store it? Or is it in the state of decomposing?
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    Re: Naxos batch longevity and projection

    I tried Zefiro older bottle and tried new one, and find that quality was much lower and smell shallow.
    I think that Xerjoff is dropping in quality big time.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I was so tempted to buy it, had it in cart like 3 times, but i suppose bullet dodged, phew.
    Too bad he is reusing same name but perfume ends up smelling different.
    I did hope for even stronger oud...
  29. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Sounds good. No worries about delay, just asking.

    From description, 4 would not be interesting, super smoky Trex style wasnt the theme we were discussing.
    1 and 3 sound good and funk is not a...
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Can you brief us on how that colab perfume smell, perform and if any similarities to the other market products?
    Thanks
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    Because people were tough back in the days!
  32. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Did you have time to give those versions a wear? What are the impressions? :)
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Hah, i didnt even noticed it got moved. Let me reach out to mods and get it back to general discussion.
  34. Re: Recommandations of special fragrances for a SPECIAL day

    If you could find, L'eau by tauer, maybe Divine by Divine, XXY by xerjoff, amber aoud by roja.

    I think thqt ultimately otoman 2 empire and Siberian musk 2 is like a wedding duo.
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Notes for compositions:

    Ishraaq

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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I havent been toying around with my own stuff, but re try today and see if i get any changes :)
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Price wise, i say lets give composition a sniff, lets see the price and then we can say yay or nay.
    If it will be garbage, i will be the first one to shamelessly announce it.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I find skin to be animalic, grains themselves are rather chocolaty.
    Musk is nowhere as animalic as castoreum.
    Would be nice to have musk, truffle and some nice malaysian oud mixed together.
    That...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I was cool with musk, raw grains were excellent.
    Additionally, there are flowers and oud, so it wont be as bad.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    He unfortunately didnt speak to the smell much.

    2nd point - would be nice if he didnt use cheap plastic container, but a glass v vial.

    Price is indeed steep
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    Re: Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    I have been buying oud chips from him, not the oud oils. I am still in search of what i like, and seems oils are not quite doing it for me.

    I received al Layl and mohdesh as small samples.

    Al...
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    Al Shareef Oudh Dedicated Thread

    Hey everyone!
    With Recent first glance on upcoming collection of perfumes, i am starting a thread dedicated to the works of Al Shareef Oudh.

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    Please share your thoughts and impressions...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Benzoin is sweet and smooth resin, so i wouldnt associate it to pepper, if thats what you want to know, but elemi has the lemony and a bit of varnish, that could partially substitute pepper. Ginger...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I would criticize for price of oil, because it is not a perfume.

    Secondly, Ensar always has sales, so prices he posts are marked up prices in the first places.

    To be honest, speaking about...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oud monarch is cocoa oud with sparkle. Semi sheer in its scent density. It is sweet but just enough.

    Tried is all about rose, fresh dewy pink rose with some transparent oud. Very good for spring...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Check this out! World is not without good people.
    Russian oud for Ł45. No need to pay $1500.
    Time to stock up!

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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    It is in line with price for 30ml of private blend.
    His phrase: never done before infusion of musk and oud - killed me.
    Would be nice to try it, but $50 for 1 ml is tough
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    Re: Cold, rainy night fragrance

    My rainy day fragrance is M by Puredistance. I hate rain and it makes me really sad inside.
    M puts me back on my feet.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Its a bit of struggle, i am myself looking at C&P, Xerjoff released Symphonium, Amouage has 2 new perfumes, Auphorie released flanker, areej is planning essence de elixir of some sort, al shareef...
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    [CANADA] Re: Mak-7 Swap Thread

    Updated
  51. [CANADA] Re: Mak-7's Sale and Swap thread for niche perfumes

    Updated
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    If you want a bottle, search sale threads. There is 1 or 2 up for sale for the purchase price i believe.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Its when hes in the mood or not :P
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    Re: Removing crimped atomiser

    I was never successful in saving the crimped sprayer, but you can definitely save bottle and juice.
    Take pliers or scissors for metal sheets, and cut the metal and plastic stick halfway just above...
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    Re: Quality of fragrances

    I am on the same page as you and have been for a while.
    To me it boils down to 2 factors:

    1) Notes have to smell 'clear' meaning it has to be distinct, strong, i should see its borders in...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    What about oud Meitei?
    That one seems to be the pinnacle of oud from assam i believe, and even though its really barny, it has nothing in common with crassna hind apart from first 3 minutes in the...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I tried a few thai and malay, they were fine. Hindi oud doesnt bother me either. But this oil is very strange. Hard to fathom why would someone like it.
    I get no berries, neither fresh nor dried...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Crassna hind, the mid to dry down, is that a good quality wood, and is it Cambodian?

    I think that Cambodian is not my style of oud at all.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Ramadan pack is in hands.
    There are good and bad news.
    Good news is that Mukhallat Ahyaan is awesome!
    I would Sry that its more about sandalwood and rose, similar to his other rose sandalwood...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Ensar must have sold his soul to obtain all these materials :evil:
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Renaud, whats the situation with smaller volume bottles, 30ml?
    Any good news u can deliver?
  62. Re: versatile perfumes for men or unisex with a fresh honey smell

    Closest to real honey smell i ever encountered was Floris Honey Oud.
    Let the oud not scare you, its barely noticeable.
    Check sample though as the last time i tried it was sometime in 2017, so maybe...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wasnt me
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    Re: How do I remove the chemical smell in perfume

    Can you provide list of frags u tried that have chemical smell?
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Amouage Material - official scent of Gold Diggers.

    Material Girl, you'll find it !
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    The latest one i tried and even started to like was Kyara Koko parfum. Didn't try Sultan Qaboos series cuz i find them too expensive based on my previous experience of his perfume style. Too polite,...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Anyone could buy expensive stuff and blend their perfumes. Anyone could charge more for standard quality material.
    $50 per ml for rose from India is a bit excessive taking into account salary cost....
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    Re: Yet another recommendation thread

    Try Chypre mojo by parle moi de parfums, equipage by hermes is very good call, modern bottle is very good.
    Agar ebene by hermes, very good airy suede scent. Its simple but so comforting.
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    Re: Creed Windsor 2009 Original Release

    @MiamiRobbie your flacon is from 2010, that 10 before E01 is the year.
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    Re: Creed Windsor 2009 Original Release

    I had a bottle up for swap for a few month, you had all the chances.
    Use 'search thread' option at top right, thatll increase ur chances going forward.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Lavender here is that scent of purple or blue. Id take it as camphor died out leaving just the sweet flower essence. It is same as if bottle of coke lost all its fizz. Its not sparkly anymore, but...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    I never found it pissy or challenging at all. As MrPod said, Tenmoku and Song share same vibe. Difference is that Song is like a veil of smoke in the room, its appears as sheer, but you can always...
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    Habit rouge, monsieur lanvin, miyako, l'eau by tauer, check out Bortnikoff.
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Guess we will find out soon if its ruined or not. i would think that smoke could give it a darker shade.
    miyako is very good, but they had quite a few great releases that rival miyako.
    price point...
  75. Thread: Xerjoff Decas

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    Re: Xerjoff Decas

    Did anyone ordered or tried this yet?
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    I would take it as miyako with some smoke and fir. Greener smokier miyako.
    Not sure what to think about ink though.
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    Re: Fragrance Display Ideas?

    Its not necessary have to be open. Its pretty easy to affix a door that closes.
    But something in the lines of

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    Or

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    But instear of lights make then into tiny shelves
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Thoughts?


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    Re: Fragrance Display Ideas?

    Put little shelves on your largest unobstructed wall, and display them all.
    Hopefully you wont get cross eyed as a result :P
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Doesnt bother me, because i associate this word with easter direction.
    If thinking about perfume, associate it with spices, because east and cultures there are blessed with spices and fancy plants,...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Nice! I was in time to purchase it as well :)
    Please share your thoughts when ull get it :)
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    Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    Even though i dont have any TF, moves described above are the sad reality of the perfume business today.
    Buy, re-sell, discontinue, hype, water down.
    If artists were running the field, and not...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Could you give a few examples of vintages that tell these 'stories' ?
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Anyone ordered Ramadan pack?

    Also, anyone tried crassna laos? Was interested in that but ran out of perfumedollars :(
  85. Re: Where do you put testing strips when they’re aging?

    In hardware stores, or in craft stores you can find this self adhesive fild you can cut to desired shape, and peel off. I use it as mouse pad due to desk surface having texture, but you could cut a...
  86. Re: Customs dinged me based on 'ebay values', do i have a chance for a customs refund?

    They pulled that out of their a**. If they have to evaluate anything, they should use retail value from official site.
    Call them if possible and request a manager if you will feel that regular agent...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Its not necessary an acquired taste, more so, "is he creating perfumes to your style"?
    Some are creativity driven, some are driven to showcase quality of material. I find that Agar Aura and focused...
  88. Re: Overdosed the galbanum in my blend. Ugh! How to neutralize it?!

    Any time i overdose galbanum, i need to double or triple other ingredients to put galb to its place, or start over.
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    Shave cream and Cologne matched

    Heya,

    For any one who tried Farzads Shave Cream and really liked the scent, i came across a frag that smells exactly like it.

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    Its Called Sex and Cigarettes by Persons of Interest. Not...
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    Re: Bracken Man or Beau de Jour signature

    Prefer BdJ. Something in bracken is just nasty, while BdJ is nice barbershop scent.
  91. [CANADA] Re: Mak-7's Sale and Swap thread for niche perfumes

    New added
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    Re: The scent of wet, decaying earth

    Geosmin
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I got mine cracked as well. Its most likely due to the wood not being dry completely. It shouldnt affect glass atomizer. Mine didnt have leaks. Wooden boxe for Santal galore also split.
    If ull...
  94. Re: A good suggestion for a leather paired with fruits?

    Ysl noble leather if you can find it. It is mainly suede with dry fruits.
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    Re: How to decide if it's FBW

    I look at my frags from 4 points:
    1) I need to connect to it personally, it got to make my eyes close in pleasure or has to touch my heart.
    2) Has to be best in class or amongst the 'clones' based...
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    [CANADA] Re: Mak-7 Swap Thread

    Bump
  97. Re: Which extremely woody, dark, and deep male fragrance would you recommend me?

    M by Puredistance.
    Interlude 53.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Ensars next move will be

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  99. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I like that idea, because its interesting idea :) i am on the side that wants project to be exceptional ;)
  100. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    As far as tomato leaf goes, i dont really see it working in 'Negroni' styled cologne if i remember it correctly. And dont get me wrong, i am not tutti fruity guy, i am for interesting, nuanced...
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