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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    Ambra Aurea having tried many. I’ve even been doing arm vs arm tests tournament style and the final round was between Ambr Aurea and MPGs Ambre Preceuix. The mpg is nice but no match the Ambre...
  2. Re: NEW: Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier - Santal Noble 2017!

    I assumed it was the original and not the second version, but I don’t know for certain. Whichever version of vintage that I have smells very clearly of sandalwood.
  3. Re: NEW: Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier - Santal Noble 2017!

    Just as an update - I got a decant of the vintage Santal Noble to compare it to the 2017 version. In the opening, the vintage is more woody and contains a more clear sandalwood note. In the first...
  4. Re: NEW: Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier - Santal Noble 2017!

    I’ve smelled the 2017 version and I really like it. It reminds me somewhat of Evelyn and Crabtree’s original sandalwood (the first version that is highly sought after). It’s lighter and sweeter...
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    Re: Replacement for A*Men Pure Coffee

    Save up and get Intoxicated by Kilian as someone mentioned above. It is worth it and will last you a very long time.
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    Re: BDK fragrances

    Gris Charnel from this line has been getting outstanding reviews. I sampled it. It was very nice. Very, very creamy with a tea like touch to it. The dry down it’s similar to Fragrance du Bois...
  7. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    It’s Creed’s Aventus. When I first started wearing it years ago, it smelled exactly like I remember fruit loops smelling. My opinion has changed since then, but in the beginning, I very strongly...
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    Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II and Alexandria III

    Anyone have any opinion about the difference? I smelled both Alexandria II and III but I smelled them like a year apart so I have not been able to precisely compare the two. I will say that...
  9. Thread: Anonim

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    Re: Anonim

    Silver certainly does not smell like poop to me, nor does Black.
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    Re: Xerjoff MV Agusta

    My bottle just arrived. I’m not really a packaging kind of guy, but I must say that Xerjoff’s packaging (Including the bottle and the box)is the best I’ve ever seen. The only brand that even comes...
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    Re: Xerjoff MV Agusta

    I think it’s wearable in a work environment.
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    Re: Xerjoff MV Agusta

    Don’t be concerned. If you like Knize 10 or Xerjoff Homme you will love this. It’s like a mix between Homme, Knize 10 and Chanel’s cuir de russie.
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    Xerjoff MV Agusta

    Just tried xerjoff mv agusta. It’s actually quite similar to Xerjoff Homme. It smells like Homme was used as a base. Homme smells somewhat like Knize 10. The MV Agusta retains the Homme dna but...
  14. Re: Which is your Favorite Coffee Fragrance, with decent Longevity?

    Kilian intoxicated is the best I’ve smelled.
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Oud Bleu Intense
    5th Avenue
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I think the Tobacco note is very obvious in this fragrance. Tuberose and Tobacco. Sometimes the tobacco dominates and sometimes the tuberose does, but at the end of the day, the tobacco is very...
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    Re: XerJoff - Mukhallat (oud attars collection)

    I just purchased a bottle of King Masarat. A got a sample from LuckyScent thinking I prob wouldn’t like it enough to pay the high price, especially given the scarcity of good reviews of this scent...
  18. Thread: Anonim

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    Re: Anonim

    How do you know?
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    Re: New Czech & Speake - Perfecto Fino EdP

    The C&S website have restocked samples of this fragrance and I got a sample of it in the mail today.

    Quick impression: It is as others have described. There is a charred wood effect that is most...
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    Re: The scent of sun-kissed skin?

    Some ppl describe Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff in exactly this way, ie, sun kissed skin.
  21. Re: Dumb Question (Maybe) : Can cash be tinctured?

    There are two possibilities:

    1. The Roja scent made for a newspaper (Financial Times?) that others have referenced here; or

    2. I read an article where there was an art gallery that had an...
  22. Dumb Question (Maybe) : Can cash be tinctured?

    I have been very interested in finding a fragrance that smells like cash, but have had little luck over the years. So that got me to thinking maybe cash could be tinctured, and the tincture be used...
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    If anyone is looking to purchase 1ml of this Ghaliyat fragrance at a significant discount, PM me.
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    Re: Elixir Attars Discussion Thread

    The 1ml of Ghaliyat Tareeq Hareer that I purchased just arrived. Seems to contain good natural ingredients, but I don’t really like the scent profile. I suppose my nose isn’t sophisticated enough...
  25. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    I have a 30ml bottle of Soudain L’Hiver as well, which I recently purchased. Not sure if you have ever smelled it but it very similar in vibe to The original Polo cologne in the green bottle. Same...
  26. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    The website is not accurate. It appears to not be updated. The US store opened Tuesday before last. The managers name is Darcy. I purchased a fragrance over the phone from the new Beverly Hills...
  27. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    A bottle of Blue Vanille was just delivered to my house. Smells great and slightly familiar but I can’t place it yet. I’m think of purchasing Dentelle At cuear (sp?) from Henry Jacques. It’s...
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    Re: GHALIYAT TAREEQ AL HAREER by Elixir Attar

    I just purchased 1ml if this fragrance. It’s scheduled to arrive to my house on Wednesday. I’m very excited about it. I also got a sample of Iris Chypre. There aren’t many descriptive reviews...
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    Re: Is Creed Royal Mayfair underrated?

    Yes, it’s underrated in my view. It also suffers from standing in the shadow of the original 2009 Windsor (which was a once in a lifetime scent - the best fragrance I have ever smelled), and the...
  30. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    The new store is in Beverly Hills and it’s already open. I purchased Blue Vanille from the Beverly Hills store via phone a few days ago. Their number is 310-928-9222.
  31. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    Is the patchouli note in the roi sans equipage noticeable? I am very interested in the Roi Sans Equipage but I see that it contains patchouli and my tolerance for patchouli - that earth hippie scent...
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    Re: Abdul Karim al Faransi - thoughts?

    I have Al Fanransi attar. It is superb quality for the price. I had patchouli though, and it smells like it has patchouli in it, I have a love hate relationship with it.
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    Re: I've Hit A (Fragrance) Wall ...

    I think you would really like Patou Pour Homme (the original first, but reformulation could work too). I know it’s rare and expensive, but YOLO. Money comes money goes. Just make sure that in the...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Also, in addition to Soudain L’Hiver being an amazing scent, I must say that the packaging is the best I have ever seen, right there alongside the presentation of Amouage attars. It’s so elegant in...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    My bottle of Soudain L’Hiver just got in. It is very nice. The way I would describe it is if you took the original polo, added more of the Christmas tree type scent, and throw in a slight woody ,...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Yes - from Harrods.
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Just ordered a bottle of Henry Jacques’ Soudain L’hiver. Can’t wait. I’ve heard so much great things about it.
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    This just doesn’t smell pleasant to me. It’s as if they were aiming for man aquatic like no other, and in that sense they have succeeded in creating something unique, but this just doesn’t smell...
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    Re: best Ambergris ever

    To my nose it’s not like BG at all. It is oak moss overload, at the beach. I think it’s better than BG, but in full disclosure, I don’t really like BG or see what all the fuss about. The first 2...
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    Re: best Ambergris ever

    Anonim silver ambergris is really good.
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    Re: best Ambergris ever

    To me, Silence the Sea was not a good smell.
  42. Thread: Anonim

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    Re: Anonim

    The Silver is superb in my opinion. It reminds me of the mythical 2006 batch of Creed’s Feulle Verte for those that have been lucky enough to experience that scent in its original version.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    My bottle of 2020 LHE arrived today. It is just as Bortnikoff said - same formula with a smoother Oud. I really liked the original batch, but found the Oud within it to be a bit of an outlier...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Has anyone tried the 2020 version of L’Huere Exquise yet? I have the old version but must confess, the Oud in the opening can be slightly off putting and dissonant when co pared to the lovely...
  45. Re: Heavily discounted items - Uber niche, niche, and designer

    Bump
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    Re: Spirit Of Dubai: Baz

    I have obtained a sample of Baz and agree with everything you said. There is something I. That scent that makes it smell cheap to me. I would not pay even half the price they are asking for it. ...
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    Re: New Czech & Speake - Perfecto Fino EdP

    Anyone know where I can get a sample of this? I went to the C&S website this weekend and it looks like samples were sold out.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Can you describe in a little more detail the La Whatever scent? Does it smell like anything else out there that might give me an idea of what it smells like? I am debating on a blind buy as it is...
  49. Re: Stephane Humbert O’Hira and Tom Ford Sahara Et al? Try Anonim Black Ambergris

    Yes - I have smelled all 3 of these scents. Summary impressions below.

    Black Ambergris - in the same vane as Amber absolute and O’hira. Sweet and smells like fossilized Amber. The black...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lol. A couple more scents later and he will be describing top, mid and base.
  51. Stephane Humbert O’Hira and Tom Ford Sahara Et al? Try Anonim Black Ambergris

    Just wanted to let you guys know that if you like O’Hira or Tom Ford Sahara, you should check out Anonim’s Black Ambergris. It is very similar to those fragrances and perhaps more cost effective.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I have 2 bottles of the Amber cologne, it is as you say - effortlessly enjoyable. I think it’s an amazing scent. I had a friend come over to my place to visit yesterday and I let him smell the...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I seem to be loving Moss Cologne the more I wear it. Longevity and projection really isn’t a problem with 6 sprays. I purchased a back up bottle. It’s good stuff! I smells like it has a little...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Same. I’m using 4-6 sprays and find that if I do 2 sprays it seems to stick around for 2 hours max, but if use 6 sprays I can easily detect it for 8+ hours and longer on clothes,
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    After having spent a lot more time with Moss Cologne, I realize that I actually love this scent. It’s so comforting to me. Initially I was iffy about it because it wasn’t what I expected it to be,...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Gat it. I can see and appreciate the similarity you mention.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I love Amber cologne. I do not like Vesna at all and haven’t been to pick up any more similarities between the two.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    It is similar to Clive Christian No 1 for men. It’s not a dupe by any means though. Its different enough.
  59. Re: Cielito Lindo, new limited edition from Rasei Fort (Fort and Manlé)

    In my opinion, Rasei Fort definitely has a history of more hits than misses, so I am very excited to try this scent.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I’ve spent the majority of the day with three samples. I figured out pretty quickly that I don’t like Vesna, so I set it to the side. It’s not a bad scent, it’s just not for me. In short, it...
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    Probably Patou Pour Homme
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Got my package in.

    Vesna - yawn
    Coup De Foudre - yawn
    Moss Cologne - yawn

    Maybe I just need to give them more time to develop on my skin, but I doubt it. I will edit this post if anything...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    First impressions?
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Very insightful information. Thank you!
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Mine shipment seems to have been stuck in TA YUAN DISTRICT, TW for 3 days now, and counting.
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    Re: Your Favorite Henry Jacques Fragrances?

    Any updates on when the LA store opens up? Thinking about blind buying Blue Vanille and Sudain L’Hiver, from Harrods. Does Harrods deliver to the USA these days? I remember making a purchase from...
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    Re: Wood+green+fresh-clean-natural [niche]

    Try Anonim Silver Ambergris. It’s actually very close to the original Creed Feuille Verte (not the re-released one - the original OG that sold out in minutes on Father’s Day, 2006.
  68. Heavily discounted items - Uber niche, niche, and designer

    Roja Dove Amber Aoud 100ml (97+% full) - $350 (SOLD)

    Booze and Baccy 50ml - $50

    Davidoff Leather Blend 100ml - $40

    D.S. Durga White Peacock Lily 50ml $79

    10 ml Bortnikoff L Heure - 3...
  69. Full bottle of Pryn’s Aksum for full bottle of Bortnikoff’s Sir Winston

    I have Aksum and I’m looking to trade for Sir Winston. PM me.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    8 days and counting, with no communication after I paid. No bueno. Won’t be doing this again.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    350$ for 50ml is not the far off from Roja, so I don’t get the comparison. If I am spending $350 for 50ml of a fragrance, I do not think it’s unfair to ask for better communication regarding...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Everything he said. It’s been a week now for me since I paid, with no communication other than “we have received your money”. They may not think these admin aspects are a big part of customer...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I don’t understand why Sir Winston doesn’t get more love. It’s a fantastic scent. It’s become my favorite from Bortnikoff over the course of about a week, and I have some heavy hitters in my...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I heard good things about the Oakmoss scent, so I purchased a bottle just now, and I also purchased a sample set. That way I can sample the fragrance and return the full bottle if I don’t like it. ...
  75. Re: Best Straight Leather Belt/Boot ... Shop Fragrance.

    Surprised no one mentioned Tuscsn Leather Intense. A little too literal leather if you ask me.
  76. Thread: Aksum by Pryn

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    Aksum by Pryn

    Anybody who smelled it can say what it smells like? This scent seems to have taken on a mythical status in the past few years. It was discontinued, but then it appears that the “archives” where...
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    Re: Air tight bottles

    Thank you for your responses. I’ll check out your suggestions.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy

    Would be a shame if J Crew goes under.
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    Air tight bottles

    Any idea where I can purchase air tight sealed bottles to put my recant decant purchases into? I have had issues in the past with some decanted evaporating, and I would like to avoid that going...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Are all Bortnikoff fragrances limited edition, or just some? If they have regular non limited releases, how can I tell the difference between limited editions and regular? If limited editions, how...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    For what it’s worth - I dislike both the scent and taste of Banana. I love Sayat Nova though. This scent doesn’t smell like Bananas to me. It smells closer to oatmeal and rum.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I simply disagree, in this scenario. Every situation is unique though. I may have felt differently if the buyer had to hold the item for a period of time over which the value would have...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Do you get the oatmeal, raisin, and rum type vibe that I get from it? How would you describe it?
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    So I guess the scalper deserves to earn more money than the actual creator of the fragrance, from the sale of the fragrance then? As is the case here. I think not. Capitalism works to a certain...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Scalping is just downright wrong. I am glad they got that eBay auction taken down. It’s sad when the ppl that would appreciate the artistry of a fragrance don’t get to have the experience because...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Baque and Sayat Nova are not similar at all to me. Baque is more woody and spicy. Bortnikoff is more sweet and creamy.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I have not smelled all of his other creations. I’ve only tried a few - Oud Maximus, Vetiver Nocturne, and L’Heure. All of these scents are very unique to me. None of them can be compared to the...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Good lord this Sayat Nova smells so good! Especially in the opening. It’s just stunning. People throw the word “stunning” around a lot but this scent truly deserves the term. I spent some more...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    If you like gourmands, you will most likely like Sanyat Nova. It’ is not the same as creation E and not duplicative. I could see someone not liking Creation E but liking Sayat Nova.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I am also fascinated with the scent profile for L’Heure Esquisite. It smells like fancy bubble gum + slightly fecal Oud to me. I know it’s not everyone’s thing, but I am really in love with the...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I purchased a bottle of Sayat Nova from a gracious basenoter (it’s sold out at Luckyscent). This scent is absolutely fantastic. Bortnikoff has claimed his place as the king of uber luxury...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Philosophically and logically, the answer can only be 1. :)

    Every additional purchase just means you haven’t found that 1 yet.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I was going to blind buy it. I ordered a sample from LuckyScent a few days ago, but they’re shipping is a bit delayed and it hasn’t gotten to me yet. Figured I would blind buy the bottle it before...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Darn it!! I was just about to buy a bottle of Sayat Nova from Luckscent, but someone beat me to the last bottle. If anyone is interested in selling a bottle to me, please pm me.
  95. Re: Other houses like Roja and Fragrance du Bois (in terms of quality)?

    I have difficulty with making judgements about whole houses. In my experience, many high end houses produce at least one fantastic scent that is worth the money. Take Roja for instance, so,e of his...
  96. Re: Is this Christopher Dicas unisex frag real or...

    As nice as it is, it also has that “cologne guy” smell to it though, which I typically avoid in fragrances.
  97. Re: Is this Christopher Dicas unisex frag real or...

    Yes, the fragrance does most certainly exist. It is good, but smells like an 90s powerhouse scent, along the same lines as the original “Calvin Klein for men” fragrance. It’s something that would...
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    Did they change the concentration of O Hira? It’s currently on Luckyscent for less than $500 (as opposed to the price at which it was initially launched -almost $800. Did they really just slash...
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    Re: Michael Jackson's favorite fragrance!

    Per the book, he had a bunch of bottles of the regular perfume spray version. He told the doctor that it cost him almost $900 per bottle.
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    Re: I’m having an existential crisis

    Maybe buy a few samples to take the edge off and give you something to look forward to in the mail.
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