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  1. Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    Aside of scent that I love, these are exactly the reasons why I love it even more. A non-mainstream designer scent.



    The EDP leans definitely masculine with a strengthened leathery violet...
  2. Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    These are my thoughts. I wear it at the office (I mean... I used to... but you get my point), and at the same time it is complex enought for a fraghead not to be bored after 5min. My kind of...
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    Interesting. Especially since Purple Oud is often compared to... Encre Noire
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    A couplee of thoughts on Guerlain Vetiver:

    I recently received a sample of the vintage EDC, from a juice that is probably around 40 years old according to the info provided by the (very reliable)...
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    I agree that Vetyverio EDP is a quite earthy expression of vetiver. Maybe the EDT might be a better start for no-hardcore vetiver fan, or possibly something described as green/grassy.
  6. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Added, thanks!




    I saw that one, but never tried it. I haven't added it to the list as I try to limit it to fragrances that are currently available at normal pricing (no vintage ebay...
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    The closest to Sycomore EDT is Lalique Encre Noire (50% close).
    The closest to Sycomore EDP is Lalique Encre Noire a' L'Extreme (90% close). Shockingly similar in side-by-side test.

    I find EN...
  8. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Haha I never thought about that, but indeed your description is quite spot on! I blind bought it despite I'm not into sweet/fruity stuff: I have to say that while it will never be one of my...
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    Re: Recommendations please

    You seem to love a large panel of different fragrances, from different time periods, but also to dislike a large panel of different fragrances, from different time periods.
    My suggestion is to go by...
  10. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Nice, thanks for the suggestion!



    A few I'd suggest are

    Naomi Goodsir - Bois d'Ascese, the reference for woods and tobacco smoke
    Atelier des Ors - Bois Sikar, the top is all about wood...
  11. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Here is an interview of Christopher Kemp, an ambergris specialist, led by Galen:

    ...
  12. Re: Tom Ford Resort collection @ ULTA? Any idea?

    "SHOULD BE" lol. The CS clearly has no clue.
  13. Re: Tom Ford Resort collection @ ULTA? Any idea?

    Not full bottle worthy for me at Ulta's pricing, let alone original pricing. In any cases, feedback would be needed for their blind-buying fanboys to first check if it's not diluted juice.

    That...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    Wasn't referring to you, but to the youtuber. (and another guy).

    New presentation it might be, but a video on youtube is the opinion of a single human being over 6B+, so no it is not at this...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    Ok that is some more reliable info compared to shouting 'news' based on unreliable info source on youtube. But sometimes brands issue 'exclusive collections' for some stores (like harrods) that just...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    It is - on a side note - the only source for that supposed 'resort line', that some see as a fact. Sounds to me a bit light to make such an affirmation based on a single video from an unknown person,...
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    Malle Geranium pour Monsieur has a very minty facet (more than geranium, imo). Nice, even if not my favourite.
    Hermes Equipage Geranium is great, although it unsurprisingly becomes a leather...
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    It's an interesting fragrance, but definitely overhyped, and not full bottle worthy at retail (or even at discounter price) in the US imo - but this is valid for many (if not all) the TF fragrances....
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    Re: boozy summer scents?

    These would be my suggestions also.

    Guerlain Homme EdP for a mojito.
    Frapin L'Humaniste for a gin sour. I have a sample: fantastic opening, but performance is questionable. Still, worth it imo,...
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Vetiver & Petitgrain Splash by Tauerville, as simple as the label says
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    Re: Questions for BN Experts

    Disclaimer: I'm no expert.

    1. There might be. So you know what you like or not. But keep in mind that ingredients and notes are two different things. Ingredients are what the juice is made, notes...
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    Re: Just Jack perfumes - Tom Ford clones

    Thanks for your thoughts. Your opinions on the NE clone and SB clone seems to be in line with Metollica's review. Apparently the SB clone seems to be a banger!


    From my side, I tried Vetiver...
  23. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Guerlain - Jicky EDP (bee bottle)
  24. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    Agreed. I pull it off in Spring and Fall (when I do), the aromatics notes might be an issue for warmer weather. It smells of quality? Yes... quality designer, that is: still just designer.




    I...
  25. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    Grey Vetiver has way more lemon (indeed I think that GV is a lemon frag with vetiver support, not the opposite).
    In Guerlain's, the opening is fresh, but the citruses chill out in the drydown.
  26. Re: Montale Mens Ranking ( Current Available 2021 )

    You're not. ACdA is definitely in my top 3 of Montale.
  27. Re: Montale Mens Ranking ( Current Available 2021 )

    Of the ones I have tried (~50), the most interesting ones to my nose are:


    Dark Aoud: the opening is majestuous, with the typical medicinal oud of Montale, followed shortly after by a nice...
  28. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    Weed as for marijuana, I don't get it. If by weed you mean "grass", yes it has definitely a grassy vibe, with co-starring tobacco and nutmeg notes. I suggest you retry it now, because tastes change...
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    Very true, forgot about this one. I'm about to sell mine as tuberose is not my favourite flower, but for who likes it, it's a great option! And that fragrance in particular has very unique chalk-y...
  30. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    Whenever you feel comfortable to. I discovered it when I was 35 or so and felt in love immediately, but had discovered it 10 years earlier, I would have worn it 10 years earlier.
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    ROSE
    Cartier - Declaration d'Un Soir (peppery rose)
    Motif Olfactif - Voile d'Encens (very original incens-y rose)
    G. Ferre - GFF Uomo (Mossy rose chypre)
    S. Canturi - Canturi (unisex mossy rose...
  32. Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier (for men, edt/edp, dated, soapy?)

    - I have a sample, and I share the opinion of who finds it very feminine smelling. I personally cannot wear it.
    - Yes, it is very dated to my nose (I love old style scents and own several...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    The pricinple of free speech is preciseley to provide an opinion in any cases, even when unsolicited. If you still don't get it, please educate yourself on that matter.
    The only unsolicited thing...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    I know, that sucks...

    That is the impression that I had after getting out of Sephora and trying a few TF. But after having sniffed a lot, I was happy to have resisted the (overpriced) temptation,...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    I don't have info, but I have a nose.

    This person asking for the 'best TF' clearly has no access to a TF counter in a mall, and is probably planning to blind buy. I'm not suggesting/determining...
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    Re: Italian Perfumery

    And very few know that perfumery (as well as fine cuisine) was first introduced in France by Caterina de Medicis in the 16th century, when she moved from Italy to France, followed by her personal...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    Unfortunately I don't pick dollar bills growing in the trees, and I think it is important to focus on the ratio quality/price (or creativity/price) to avoid people with a lower wealth to be...
  38. Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    To me the word 'oriental' evokes desert, 1001 Nights, spices, mystery. I don't associate it with a population, but a very vaguely located side of the globe. And even if, I don't see how spices,...
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    Re: Pop up Ads

    +1



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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    Only a few TFs are really great, imo. But even for the great ones, I don't find them great enough to deserve TF's prices, in view of what the competition offers. Of your poll, I voted Beau de Jour,...
  41. Re: Geeezeeee! It only took me OVER two Decades to discover/try...

    Personally not a fan of that one. A bit too sharp and really old style to my nose. But very glad for you that you enjoy it, SixCats!
  42. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Fully agreed. I own the EDT, that is just perfect. Although an EDP of this one exists, for such a scent profile, it might become 'too much'. Still, if I get a chance, I'll try it.
  43. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    According to your description, it's definitely worth at least a sniff for me. Has it arrived in US retails?
    Thank you for sharing your detailed impressions!
  44. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    I personally haven't had any luck with that house, as of today. I share other's opinions that they lean sweet and targets mostly young (wealthy) crowds (and even some 'masculine' ones definitely lean...
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    Re: L´Anarchiste Caron

    I appreciate the art, and I can tell it's a bold one. Unfortunately not for me, as I am not a fan nor of mint, nor of cinnamon (the 2 main players here).
  46. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Bravo +1
    After the guessing game, I'm looking forward to read the full impressions on the tobacco thread ;)
  47. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Great stuff, Tobacco Nuit is very pleasing. Very close to the recent Tobacco Mandarin by Byredo, and way cheaper, thus even more enjoyable! Congrats!
  48. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I agree. Vintage guaranteed! And i also agreed that they treated customers in a different way... that said, I guess that this travel set was only for 1st class, not for regular eco.




    Thanks...
  49. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    No there is some moisture. Not as dry as Bois d'Ombire or Feuilles de Tabac, to my nose.



    He has a lot of great frags and is decreasing the size of his wardrobe. He had to make some choices,...
  50. Re: Solve this puzzle! Please Recommend... (for my husband, sandalwood/warm)

    It will be hard to find the real deal for under $200, and I'm afraid there are too many 'filters' in your research. If you want sandalwood true-to-smell, made with an accord that is close to the real...
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Double post, deleted.
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Wihtout (or little) spices, I love

    E. Zegna - Passion
    T. Terenzi - Dionisio
    Eight&Bob - original


    Yesterday, I tried Pavillon Rouge by Jovoy, and Broken Therories by Kerosene. Both...
  53. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Not at all. What do you mean by dry? The 'sandy' effect of the immortelle? I don't find it's dry here, if anything the immortelle will give a bit of a sweet/honeyed undertone, but that doesn;t appear...
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    Early love that is still a love

    Most of us have started our fragrance journey by blind buying cheapies. A few years later, and many fragrance hauls later, many of these have just become 'meh' or even if still considered good, did...
  55. Re: Similar to CdG Wonderwood, but better performance?

    I haven't tried Geco, but for a fragrance very similar to StH, I'd suggest you get your nose on TT Ursa. Very similar, and can be found for half the price of Geco.
  56. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    E-XACT-LY. That's exactly what I feel: not sweet (just warm spices+immortelle - which has a sweet undertone), and a more wearable (and possibly more masculine?) take on HdP 1740. Glad you like it!
    ...
  57. Re: Is Atelier Cologne better than Acqua di Parma and Creed?

    These 3 houses have different styles. If talking about ingredients quality, I have to admit that Creed is a step up compared to the other 2.

    That said, in terms of pleasure-given-for-the-bucks...
  58. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Nice!! Well... if only the soap lost its scent, I will deem myself happy :)
  59. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Haha I thought the same. Since we can hardly fly nowadays, I decided to book a flight with my nose ;)




    There must be! Sometimes eBay makes miracles :)
  60. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Hermes Equipage vintage PanAm travel set... isn’t that cute?

    150002
  61. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Cacharel - Cacharel pour L'Homme
    Byblos - Sandalo
    Geo F Trumper - Sandalwood Cologne
  62. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Not yet! I've read mixed reviews until now. Apparently it seems quite sweet.

    Tzora is beautiful, I agree.
  63. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Not yet! I've read mixed reviews until now. Apparently it seems quite sweet.

    Tzora is beautiful, I agree.
  64. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Ok, thanks! It seems to be a unicorn, but I found a small spot for it anyways in the list ;)
  65. Re: Any berries and real Oud scents similar to Malle The Moon

    HdP Fidelis.

    To note: Fidelis is a bit more sweet/fruity/feminine and possibly a (small) step lower in quality compared to The Moon. Both have been blended by Julien Rasquinet. I personally prefer...
  66. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    PdM Byerley is still one I have to try (although my experience with PdM has been disappointing until now, but I will try anyways whatever has vetiver listed haha).
    Saab Vetiver No.6 is a sparkling...
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    Did we hear about these before? Maybe the Turtle Vetiver series by Lez Nez, but that's pretty much it...
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    The regular line of Lutens floods all the Sephora and Marionnaud all over Europe (that is: 90% coverage of the bricks and mortar retail in Europe), on the shelf in between Chanel and Dior, as well as...
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    Yes. But for sure not because of the creations of Ellena.
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    Eau D’Italie - born as a hotel frag (from a Italian Amalfi coast town of Positano) and had only a very niche-level success. Bois d'Ombrie is one of my favourite tobacco frags.
    Sisley - have they...
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    It's 20 years that Kenzo lives on its former glory from the 90's... and the guy died recently, and that won't help its future, for sure.
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    Mhhh... I wouldn't say that any Malle frag has garnered positive responses in terms of price tag.... but I get what you mean haha



    L'Artisan I agree, but in the last 18 months, Lutens released...
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    ???

    MPG has always been a brand-cultivated discreet image, and I agree that L'Artisan does not make the first page of the newspapers anymore like 10-15 years ago.

    But maaaaannnn..... Lutens??...
  74. Re: Correct sealed Roja Diaghilev box bought at Bergdorf but with Fragrance du Bois inside

    Bois du Portugal is a fragrance by Creed. Fragrance du Bois is a high-end fragrance house.
  75. Re: Correct sealed Roja Diaghilev box bought at Bergdorf but with Fragrance du Bois inside

    If it was on ebay, everybody would have shouted: 'those idiot counterfeiters are not even able to pack the right frag in the box...'. Because it's Bergdorf, it must be a 'packaging mistake', despite...
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    Re: Manly vanillas aka Manillas

    In my case it's not an oversight, but a voluntary omission. Not really bad, just one that felt flat for me, and overpriced in view of what it delivers and what the competing brands offer. That said,...
  77. Re: Ever make fragrance purchases while under the influence?

    I pulled the trigger under influence, but only stuff that were already on my wishlist, and that I probably would have bought anyways, after doing my due diligence.
    In other words: yes, I made the...
  78. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Atelier des Ors - Cuir Sacre'
    Gres - Homme de Gres
    Lancetti - Monsieur (2 back up bottles)
  79. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I agree and would add that Equus is a very nice woody frag too!
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    Re: Manly vanillas aka Manillas

    Agreed.




    I've heard about that one as a beautiful piece of art...
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    Re: Manly vanillas aka Manillas

    T. Terenzi - Chimaera
    T. Terenzi - Laudano Nero
    Guerlain - Habit Rouge EDP
    L. Villoresi - Ambra
    Rogue - Derviche
    La Curie - Ossuary
    Beaufort - Lignum Vitae
    Eight&Bob - Eight&Bob (original)
    Jo...
  82. Re: Would I like vintage One Man Show, if I'm not crazy about it in its current form?

    The restroom cleaner vibe (also referred as 'urinal soap', that pink ball in the urinal) is the DNA of OMS, and is mostly the combo of rose and castoreum.
    So, to answer your question: NO, you won't...
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    Re: Brash Fragrances

    Amouage - Myths
    Chris Rusak - Io
    Robert Piguet - Oud
    Nishane - Afrika Olifant
    Rania J - Oud Assam
    HdP - Ambrarem
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    Re: Brash Fragrances

    Double post, deleted
  85. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Thanks to you both guys.

    Demon - no worries, Emanuel is a great guy, he was just being informative
    Emanuel - I got it, no worries. Still, always better to respect the OP... that said, since OP...
  86. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I saw that, but I'd rather stay within the tobacologists community :)
    Jokes on the side, you're right, I shouldn't hijack Demon's thread in transforming it into a chat on tobacco. My bad Demon,...
  87. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I saw that, but I'd rather stay within the tobacologists community :)
    Jokes on the side, you're right, I shouldn't hijack Brooks's thread in transforming it into a chat on tobacco. My bad Brooks,...
  88. Re: Who’s wearing green for St Pat’s?

    For me today, it was Vetu de Vert by Motif Olfactif. A stunning vetiver fragrance.

    Vetu de Vert = Dressed in Green :thumbsup:
  89. Poll: Re: Wife likes two scents, Sauvage and Terre d'Hermes, help pick which one for me

    I voted for TdH Parfum, the only one that raises my interest in this list. That said, for really hot days at the beach, I would opt for TdH Eau Intense Vetiver which is not on your list (great...
  90. Re: "I regret not blind-buying ____________."

    No it's not, just that bottles rarely show up here, because Morabito has a 'family style' distribution. Indeed, the CAD55 bottles you saw are the oone I referred to eralier (USD44), but are rare at...
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    I don't have sales data, but I would seriously question how solid the statement that 'sales are strong in EU' is.

    Kouros has indeed disappeared from the US website, as well a RG (since a year),...
  92. Re: Wonder if L’Oréal is phasing out men’s line

    On top of Mugler, L'Oreal owns Armani, YSL, V&R and Azzaro within others... I doubt that they phase the men's offerings




    Actually nearly all of their men's offerings are available online,...
  93. Re: The new Dior Maison Collection Fragrance: TOBACOLOR.

    I love and own several tobacco frags, but these descriptions seem to forecast the smell of a hard pass for me.
  94. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Anyone wants to give some impressions of Dior Tobacolor?
  95. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Interesting... it's even a house from my region of origin (they are in Naples)
  96. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Still waiting for these samples and decants to arrive... first time I have a shipment issues since the beginning of the pandemic, fingers crossed!

    Now also waiting for full bottles of

    Biehl -...
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    Thank you for sharing your impressions on that one. Indeed, very little info on that one. If I bump on it at a Marshalls/TJMaxx at that price, I might pull the trigger. Unfortunately, in the Chicago...
  98. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I thought at Jovoy Pavillon Rouge or Lalique Ombre Noire, but after checking it's none of these (although these are clearly close...) :confused:
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    Re: Recommend me a Starter Bogart

    I'd also support the suggestion of the original Signature. If you start with OMS, there are chances you might stop there.
  100. Re: OK, be honest. RE: "moltenig" 5 worst fragrance houses thread, which is your Favorite Cologne...

    Have you tried Vetyver? As a vetiver fanboy, I can tell that it's one of the most refined ones I've ever smelt. That said, in order to like this one, loving vetiver is a requirement.
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