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    Re: Dumb Question (Maybe) : Can cash be tinctured?

    I love you.
  2. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Attended an orthodox Sunday wedding in NYC a few years ago, invited by groom who was affiliated with chaplaincy work at a hospital where my partner was admin, wedding held at some synagogue in hard...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I too saw the original review; Rajesh did make an absolute statement that the Josh Lobb Slumberhouse days were past. I was surprised as Rajesh generally tends to provide more nuance in critical...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Fjerne sampling:

    First go: fat, musky, oily Tonka, I thought of Papillon Bengal Rouge use of tonka right away. I'm really sensitive to tonka, so it's not surprising this note would dominate
    ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    [Mistaken post; delete]
  7. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    If I were in a formula one car or a goalkeeper I would wear a Bogue and I would win.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    "Cuir de Russie is for scenting clothing, not skin"

    That's the first time I've noticed that for birch tar (and from an Areej fragrance), is it a common legal disclaimer?
  9. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    Bruno Acampori Azzurro di Capri extrait
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    May Fjerne smell of divorce proceedings! I need something with more cool social remove than Sibet.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Thanks for the welcome Iso and I'm especially enjoying the discussion around #1. I've recently been looking for a replacement for Ettore Bugatti and Ungaro II, so I'll be sure to sample that one once...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Tropic of Capricorn is one of my favorites. I thought that's what Subumbra might have been supposing, but its far too "animalaic" to square with the previous comments.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I've been enjoying reading up on this thread!, looking forward to the reveal.
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    Areej Antiquity (unopened) Avail for Swap

    Placing my gifted bottle of Areej Antiquity (unopened & already own another bottle) for swap:

    Looking for:
    Slumberhouse 6's and 7's
    Dust Oud Infiniti
    Puredistance M
    Areej Koh-in-Noor
    Sultan...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Jasmin Antique looks lovely and I have no concerns as a man wearing most white florals in the right context to other notes
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    Re: Twisted Lily Closing

    It was the location more than anything; Atlantic Ave. is a thriving area, but no one is going out of there way to get that section (too far from the piers); and subway access wasn't ideal at all. The...
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    Re: Twisted Lily Closing

    Unfortunate news; I paid a visit earlier this eve to wish them well on their next venture(s).

    Picked up Brooklyn Perfume Co. Ambergris.

    Great store over the years. Thanks.
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    Watching this thread, many of you guys have tastes similar to mine.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Fixed the formatting, sorry.
  20. Re: Frequently mentioned scents you STILL haven't smelled....

    Of the fragrances that I'd probably like/sample were they not redundant to others that I already own, the standouts are Antaeus and Bois de Portugal.
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    Re: Fragrance induced throat closing pleasure

    I just roll around in cheetah shag when things get that good.
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    Re: Bois d’orage over french lover?

    "Storm Wood" (transl.) was too dirty for American puritanical sensibilities.

    EDIT: Apologies, thought you asked "why" Malle changed original name to French Lover... But they're exactly the same...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Good god!
  24. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Basenotes KMA — odriu’s cumin much better than bianchi’s;
    Realoud — still my benchmark accessible oud blend, running low!
    Bond T — great in winter.
  25. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Also, Bruno Acampora's Sballo.
  26. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Cortichiatto is the master of these bucolic accords. I know you already have his recent Oeillieres, but look at Tabac Tabou and as mentioned above, F Bengale, or other items from Parfums D Empire.
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    Re: Antonio Gardoni for Berceuse !!!

    A Gardoni vetiver; AEON 001 was the early Gardoni that I never sampled, that one was also vetiver based. No note mention of the yellow and white florals that have defined his most recent creations....
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    One round for 7-3:30; then another round (of another fragrance) for working again and for sleeping, say 9-4:45am.

    Usually the second round is complementary to the first, but I prefer for the first...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Alas I only sampled this and it was out of stock already...
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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    Santos vintage during day and then moving to O'Driu Basenotes Kiss My Ass tonight; you guessed it, I love sweet cumin.
  31. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    The dark Italian medicinal wonderland that is ODriu:

    Basenotes KMA
    Peety
    Lalfeogrigrio

    Or the more “conventional” but classy option would be La Perfumerie Moderne

    Annees Follees
    Belles...
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    Peety.
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    Re: Most complex / complicated fragrance

    Dewaniya (Sultan Pasha);
    MEM (Bogue) (more complex than sister MAAI);
    many of my ouds keep revealing new facets like a path through an endless jungle;
    Davidoff by Davidoff (nearly avant-garde,...
  34. Re: which fragrances work really well along with eating dinner or lunch?

    Maai goes well with Italian but terrible with hangovers.
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    Re: Most complimented Oud?

    Phoenicia's REALOUD
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    He’d have made a great carnival barker.
  37. Re: OEillères - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    It’s been a long time since sampling but I recall making associations to Derby, Sballo and even Maai, and much preferring all three to the sample.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ottoman Empire (original);
    Oud Picante;
    Walimah Attar;
    Oud Zen;
    Antiquity (though I’ll be releasing back up bottle untouched soon);
  39. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    I wore Moschino PH when I wasn't at all interested in fragrances as a hobbyist (or even articulate about notes, accords etc.), I just liked it, and then I didn't wear anything for a period of time;...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Best of luck here in your new line and I look forward to sampling. Realoud was my first foray into the world of oud and remains a staple of mine...very grounding fragrance.
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    Re: Fragrantica readers awards

    Lately they've been deleting overtly negative reviews or maybe this is something that's been standard operating procedure over there? (the perfumes profiles from which they've deleted negative were,...
  42. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    The reissue?, I'm very interested in what people are thinking about that one.
  43. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I don't know what everyone's asking for, we tend to treat gifts as surprises and as a creative venue in our family, but I'm getting my young daughter an iPad so that she stops using mine, a lot of...
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    Re: Fumerie Parfumerie in Portland

    Great email service in my experience and in store staff was very friendly.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Original Davidoff. Great sweet aspect.
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    Re: Does vintage and artisanal spoil you?

    I’m curious as to what designers are your current faves?
  47. Re: What’s the deal with dior privee france exclusives?

    Forget it Jake, it’s France...
  48. Re: When was the last time someone's perfume annoyed you and which perfume was it?

    Every morning, going up the tunneled escalator in any of the NY stations (train and subways), the waves of synthetic sour rose-ouds.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    R de Capucci.

    The touch of sweetness is fantastic.

    Good pics of Santos above; I have those without the casing (i.e. just the brown glass inserts) but should look for the casing to provide...
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    Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    That's perfect, thanks.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I should've gotten Sixes and Sevens, my preferences align much more with the notes there, I can't recall why I didn't, I was probably going through a phase of being out of the hobby however short...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    That's all I really need to know, thanks.
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    Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    I'm such a dolt sometimes.
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    Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    BIS = Back in Stock?

    Its a strange acronym to incorporate into a title.
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    Re: Best beginner oud fragrance

    There's a new batch of Realoud at Phoenicia perfumes (https://www.phoeniciaperfumes.com). The maker is David Falsberg. His first batch was my first revelatory foray into the world of oud and I've...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Resina (Oliver and Co.) with Cartier Must Homme

    Resins, anise and dark but discrete floral swirls.

    Great grey day layering.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Baque is a sweet bomb. Paul Bunyan’s syrup. I had to sell mine back in the day (I kept Jeke).
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm wearing from my old (flask) bottle of Jeke and am interested in reports of spiciness in the new batch; what I'm sensing here is a triumvirate wall of smell: cade, birch tar and tobacco but not...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Moschino PH if that's acceptable for "vintage" category!
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Saw this too late and started day wearing Nino Cerutti Pour Homme, but I'll celebrating Mitsy in spirit. Have fun today!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Giafranco Ferre for Man -- a lighter than usual touch, and there's much more room for the notes to play out with one another.
  62. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Bengale Rouge
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I agree, the gallows humor does risk coming off as insensitive in the context of repeatedly missed deadlines; that's why someone likely phoned him and asked him to remove it.

    That said, I laughed....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Perhaps its all a practical joke when all's said and done, even when things fail or deadlines aren't met, the world isn't much more than the sum of hilarity anyways.

    I wonder who's telling him to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    New old ones!, pittance or relief?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Three up at Luckyscent you crazy kids.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Monsieur Carven
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Order arrived; no issues. Sourced from Danbury. Now for what I think is the finest patchouli I’ve yet tried.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Check your billing record; I thought the same when I saw DANBURY but then I reviewed my CC record & there was no DHL shipping charge incurred after all.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Did the shipment come out of Danbury CT (ALD's stateside distribution center)?
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    Re: Fragrance connections I made today...

    Oud Picante and Puredistance M for spice factory (cumin!) note.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cartier Santos vintage; rising to the top and likely will replace Guerlain Heritage as favorite among my more frequently used fragrances.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Sampled PdO yestereve, and I'm always sort of surprised at my appreciation for strong florals (I'm particularly partial to white floral notes excepting tuberose dominant ones) and would have no...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Cartier Santos (vintage)

    One of the favorites, sweet/oriental cumin is rapidly becoming my favorite accord--

    Sensing more of the soft musk backbone this time, and the sandalwood more quickly,...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Mostly just a matter of volume but never of taste.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    Puredistance Black -- smells like Jared Kushner with the elitist frisson of coolness defined by detachment. Evening wear, austere like glints at night, evocative of but more aerial than Bvlgari le...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This occult business provides the goat hair accord with a whole new context.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Grisly business here!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    As an unabashed sweet clove-cumin lover, this is my favorite Areej and is the one that most reminds me of Puredistance M.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    Puredistance M (current formulation) -- immediate cumin spiciness with bergamot & lemon backing; cumin is one of my favorite notes and my skin amps up any contextual sweetness, esp. as the oriental...
  81. Thread: Your Best Deal

    by ctboom
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    Re: Your Best Deal

    I'll flip this one a little bit: purchased a perfume at market price but then three years later was offered to release it at 400% increase. I did and purchased a ticket to S America with savings to...
  82. Thread: Bogue MAAI

    by ctboom
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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    My king fragrance.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So 80 bottles in 20 minutes; and if you're reading, thanks Russian Adam for limiting to one per customer.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow that quarterback sneak!, a happy camper today here!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Deleted. Misunderstanding.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm fairly certain that one of the forum members in regular contact with Josh notified this thread of the price increase some time ago.
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    Patchouli Nobile is fantastic, a real work-horse too.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I see now, thanks. Oy, shipping costs like that!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think current prices will be a far cry from $90 (those were the days!) at around $160-$180.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    A significant presupposition in that question. Will there be bottles?
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    Hopefully life in a good way, especially with regard to the children (I could say the same and I only have one child who's an angel but still...).
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    You have everything man!, a NYC meet-up soon?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    But why in re: providing "first dibs" to a "loyalty scheme"? He's got a surplus of customers as it is, and business is business. What's in it for ALD as far as the bottom line is concerned?

    I...
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    That’s helpful; is any sweetness there amber based or floral based?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That ask is far lower than I thought it’d be.
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    Apologies I wasn’t clear. I already own the other bottles mentioned; What I’m asking is which of those is LPH most similar to? Is LPH a similar fragrance or a completely distinct one?
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    Leonard Pour Homme

    Is most redundant to which of the following:

    Giafranco Ferre for Man / R de Capucci
    Halston Z-14
    Captain Moly

    (I’m unfamiliar with VCA so cannot use that as reference)

    I love cumin and...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sounds like it’s not terribly out of character for him to have not publicized an upcoming release and maybe he’s maximizing his unconventional approach by leaving it all to the frenzy that would...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The recent Slumberhouse limited runs such as Sixes & Sevens or Lanz were released without samples and sold out quickly. I should put recent in quotation marks.

    There were re-releases that didn’t...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Most likely the one item per purchaser rule for Antquity applies only to this final batch of 80 bottles, regardless of who already purchased a bottle.

    Of course there are many ways around that...
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